Medtronic has filed a patent for a method involving determining electrical stimulation parameters for therapy delivery to a patient based on system characteristics. The method includes processing circuitry to calculate maximum selectable values for optimal therapy outcomes. GlobalData’s report on Medtronic gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for determining maximum value of electrical stimulation parameter

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Medtronic Plc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240033527A1) describes a method and system for optimizing electrical stimulation therapy for patients. The method involves obtaining electrical stimulation parameters, determining the electrical characteristics of the stimulation system, calculating the maximum selectable value for a second parameter, and displaying this value for user interface feedback. The parameters include anodes, cathodes, pulse width, and frequency, with considerations for impedance and efficiency of the system. Alerts are generated if the selected value exceeds the maximum, and headroom amounts are displayed if the selected value is within limits. Additionally, the system can determine the amplitude threshold for detecting evoked compound action potential signals and display the relationship between this threshold and the maximum selectable value.

The system includes processing circuitry that performs the functions of obtaining stimulation parameters, determining system characteristics, calculating maximum values, and displaying them on a user interface. The system can handle various parameters such as anodes, cathodes, pulse width, frequency, current amplitude, and voltage amplitude. It can also generate alerts for exceeding maximum values and display headroom amounts for values within limits. Efficiency calculations for anodes and cathodes can be displayed, and an external programmer with a user interface is included in the system. The patent also covers a non-transitory computer-readable medium containing instructions for controlling processing circuitry to execute the method described, providing a comprehensive solution for optimizing electrical stimulation therapy delivery.

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