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9042998 Medical electrode system  
An electrode system includes an implantable flexible electrode, especially an epidural electrode, having at least one distal electrical contact (12). The electrode includes a subcutaneously...
9026226 Implantable medical electrical stimulation lead fixation method and apparatus  
An implantable medical electrical lead for electrical stimulation of body tissue that includes at least one shape memory polymer portion that has a first configuration and a second configuration,...
9026228 Transverse tripole neurostimulation lead, system and method  
An implantable neurostimulation lead, method and system adapted for tripolar electric simulation and/or field steering. The neurostimulation lead is are adapted to provide an electrode array...
9020608 Implantable paddle lead comprising stretching electrical traces and method of fabrication  
In one embodiment, a paddle-style lead for implantation in the epidural space through an insertion tool, the paddle-style lead comprises: a paddle structure that comprises: (i) a frame of rigid...
9014821 System and method for locating and identifying the functional nerves innervating the wall of arteries and catheters for same  
This invention provides a method of using a catheter for mapping parasympathetic or sympathetic renal nerve for treatment of disease caused by systemic renal nerve hyperactivity, wherein the...
9014820 Neurostimulation system for matching ideal pole spacing with effective electrode separation  
A system for a neurostimulator coupled to electrodes. The system comprises a input device configured for generating control signals, and control circuitry configured for defining at least one...
8998929 Medical device system and apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device  
A medical device system for advancing a subcutaneous device to a desired implant site that includes a strap extending along a length from a proximal end to a distal end, a first flange and a...
8996128 Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods  
Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a cable assembly that in turn...
8996116 Modulation of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway to treat pain or addiction  
Methods and devices for the treatment of chronic pain by modulation of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. In particular, the methods and systems described herein may be used to enhance...
8996123 Managing electrical stimulation therapy based on variable electrode combinations  
Various programming techniques are described for medical devices that deliver electrical stimulation therapy that may include mapping between discrete electrical stimulation parameters and a...
8989865 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8986382 Tissue fixation and repair systems and methods  
A system and method for securing an implantable medical device to an anatomical feature, such as bony structures and/or soft tissues near the spine. The system includes a tissue fixation device...
8983624 Delivery devices, systems and methods for stimulating nerve tissue on multiple spinal levels  
Devices, systems and methods are provided for simultaneously stimulating the spinal anatomy at various locations, such as spinal levels, along the spinal cord. By stimulating multiple levels of...
8983625 Systems and methods for electrically stimulating patient tissue on or around one or more bony structures  
An implantable lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation to a patient includes a lead body; a terminal disposed along a proximal end of the lead body; and an orthopedic implant coupled to...
8977366 Systems and methods for therapeutic electrical stimulation  
A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end...
8972013 Using physiological sensor data with an implantable medical device  
An implantable medical system includes an implantable medical device (IMD) and an electrode coupleable to the IMD. The electrode is operative to deliver a first electrical signal from the IMD to a...
8965530 Implantable cardiac devices and methods using an x/y counter  
Methods, implantable medical devices and systems configured to perform analysis of captured signals from implanted electrodes to identify cardiac arrhythmias. In an illustrative embodiment,...
8954165 Lead anchors and associated systems and methods  
The present technology is directed generally to a lead anchor for positioning and securing spinal cord modulation leads and associated systems and methods. In at least some contexts, the lead...
8948882 Fixation components for implantable medical devices and associated device construction  
A fixation component for a medical electrical lead includes a tubular sidewall that has an outer surface from which a plurality of deformable barb-like projections extend, each projection being in...
8942820 Implantable electrode lead  
An implantable electrode lead comprising an electric supply lead. The electric supply lead is designed to assume, after implantation of the electrode lead in a deformable supply lead section, a...
8934981 Spinal cord stimulation to treat pain  
A system and method for treating pain without paresthesia by spinal cord stimulation. In one embodiment, a method comprises storing one or more operating parameters for a high frequency stimulus...
8929998 Percutaneous placement of electrodes  
This document relates to methods and materials involved in delivering therapies to target tissue (e.g., a peripheral nerve). For example, methods and materials for placing and subsequently using...
8923988 Method for epidural stimulation of neural structures  
A method for treating a patient having nociceptive pain in a body region using at least one electrode implanted within a spinal column of the patient. The method comprises conveying electrical...
8923975 Method for direct modulation of the dorsolateral funiculus  
A method for treating a patient suffering from chronic neuropathic pain, comprises epidurally applying electrical stimulation energy to a dorsolateral funiculus of the patient, thereby treating...
8918186 Device with flexible multilayer system for contacting or electrostimulation of living tissue cells or nerves  
The object,—to create a printed circuit board for an implant having improved properties in connection with the electrical contacting via the contact points of the conductor tracks on the printed...
8918174 Patient programmer for implantable devices  
An implantable medical device system, external programmer, and method of indicating the status of a power source in a medical device implanted within a patient. An actual status of the power...
8909353 Percutaneous lead introducer  
In general, the invention is directed to a technique for percutaneously introducing a stimulation lead into a target stimulation site via the epidural region proximate the spine of a patient. The...
8903508 Flexible paddle lead body with scored surfaces  
An implantable stimulation system including an epidural lead for spinal cord stimulation that includes a paddle having an array of electrodes coupled to conductors within the lead body. The paddle...
8897893 Systems and methods for providing electrical stimulation of multiple dorsal root ganglia with a single lead  
A method for implanting an electrical stimulation lead into a patient includes advancing a distal end of a multi-armed lead into an epidural space of the patient. The multi-armed lead includes...
8892215 System and method for electrical stimulation of the lumbar vertebral column  
Disclosed methods and devices treat lower back pain from degenerated or injured intervertebral discs. Electrodes connected to a pulse generator deliver electrical impulses to nerves located within...
8892214 Multi-electrode peripheral nerve evaluation lead and related system and method of use  
An implantable electrical lead for applying stimulation energy to bodily tissue, such as a patient's nervous system, from an external power source. The lead is defined by a distal section, an...
8887387 Methods of manufacture of leads with a radially segmented electrode array  
A method of making a lead for a stimulation device includes forming at least one pre-electrode in the shape of a ring, the at least one pre-electrode comprises at least two thin-walled portions...
8892209 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8886328 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8886327 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8886326 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8880189 System and method for electrical stimulation of the lumbar vertebral column  
Disclosed methods and devices treat chronic lower back pain from degenerated or injured intervertebral discs. Electrodes connected to a pulse generator deliver electrical impulses to nerves...
8880167 Selective recruitment and activation of fiber types in nerves for the control of undesirable brain state changes  
We disclose methods and medical device systems for selectively recruiting a nerve fiber type within a cranial nerve, a peripheral nerve or a spinal root. Such a method may comprise applying a...
8880177 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8880191 Method of implanting a spinal cord stimulator lead having multiple obstruction-clearing features  
A method of implanting a spinal cord stimulator lead in the epidural space of a human or animal subject. The method includes discharging a first pressurized fluid through a first lumen in the...
8880190 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control  
Devices, systems and methods are described by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors....
8874232 Electrode array having concentric split ring electrodes and methods of making the same  
A device for brain stimulation includes a lead body having a longitudinal surface and a distal end. The device further includes at least one ring array. The at least one ring array includes a...
8874221 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8874222 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8874235 Self fixing spinal cord stimulation paddle lead  
An improved electrical neurological stimulation paddle lead is described. The paddle lead comprises two flexible concave paddle bodies that are joined together at their opposing convex surfaces....
8874217 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8868192 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8862239 Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods  
Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation...
8862237 Programming interface for spinal cord neuromodulation  
A tool for assisting in the planning or performing of electrical neuromodulation of a patient's spinal cord. The tool may have various functions and capabilities, including calculating a volume of...
8855737 System and method for electrically shielding a microelectrode array in a physiological pathway from electrical noise  
A system and method for electrically shielding a physiological pathway from electrical noise is disclosed. The method includes the operation of implanting at least one signal microelectrode into a...