Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation look like?

Total Applications: 1,798
Granted Patents: 1,233
Grant Index 81.87 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 273 (18.13%)
In-Process Applications: 291
Average Grant Time: 3.3 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.13

Which Technology Area Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3762 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 549
3766 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 400
3792 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 345
3737 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 22
3729 Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 18

How many patents are Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 14*
2020 38
2019 49
2018 73

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220023648A1
Application number: 17/450,365

Abstract:
An implantable stimulator device is disclosed for executing a stimulation program comprising a plurality of sub-programs, wherein the sub-programs are configured to be automatically sequentially executed by stimulation circuitry in the device. Control circuitry periodically stores log data to indicate where each sub-program is in its execution. If the device experiences an interruption that prevents the stimulation circuitry from executing the stimulation program, and upon receiving an indication that the stimulation circuitry can continue execution of the stimulation program, the control circuitry is configured to query the log data to determine a sub-program during which the interruption occurred, and using the log data, cause the stimulation circuitry to continue execution of the stimulation circuitry either at the beginning of the sub-program, or at a point during the sub-program when the interruption occurred.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Dennis Vansickle


Publication number: US20220015755A1
Application number: 17/489,609

Abstract:
A system and method for securing a medical implant within a patient. The method comprises disposing an anchor element around the implant, the anchor element including a pair of tabs each including an eyelet, and a flexible intermediate portion between the tabs, wherein disposing the anchor element around the implant includes positioning the implant within the intermediate portion and folding the anchor element such that the tabs contact one another and the eyelets aligned. The anchor element is positioned at a desired implantation position with the tabs positioned proximate soft tissue of the patient. The method further comprises inserting a distal tip of a fixation element delivery tool through the eyelets and into the soft tissue, the fixation element including at least one tissue anchor and an adjustable suture arrangement coupled to the tissue anchor. The at least one tissue anchor is deployed from the delivery tool and into the soft tissue of the patient. The delivery tool is withdrawn from the soft tissue and the eyelets of the anchor element, and the adjustable suture arrangement is tightened to secure the anchor element against the soft tissue.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Bentley Ishmael


Publication number: US20220008729A1
Application number: 17/449,202

Abstract:
Methods and systems for providing neuromodulation to a patient are disclosed. The disclosed methods and systems use sensed neural responses to construct and optimize models of the neural elements recruited during the neuromodulation. The models are used to estimate neural recruitment associated with a therapeutic effect and/or with side-effects to stimulation. The models can be used to adjust neuromodulation in a closed-loop fashion.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Changfang Zhu


How are Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/450,365 Logging The Execution Of Sub-Programs Within A Stimulation Program For An Implantable Stimulator Device OPAP Central, Docket
17/489,609 System And Method For Securing An Implant To Tissue OPAP Central, Docket
17/449,202 Neural Stimulation With Decomposition Of Evoked Compound Action Potentials OPAP Central, Docket
17/464,531 Devices And Methods To Use Power Spectrum Or Signal Association For Pain Management Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/462,714 Systems And Methods For Programming Neuromodulation Waveform Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket