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?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 1,798 1,861,003
Granted Patents: 1,233 1,112,087
Grant Index 81.87% 75.71%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 273 (18.13%) 356,764 (24.29%)
In-Process Applications: 291 392,152
Average Grant Time: 3.3 Years 2.78 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.13 1.6

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 Predicted
2022 0* 781
2021 14* 699
2020 38 598
2019 49 49
2018 73
2017 92
2016 64
2015 64
2014 108
2013 132

*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: US20220233867A1
Application number: 17/596,340

Methods and systems for determining sub-perception stimulation for a patient having a spinal cord stimulator device are disclosed. In one example, an external device includes an algorithm configured to determine a stimulation program for the stimulator device. The algorithm includes a model that comprises pre-determined energy values that cause sub-perception stimulation. The algorithm is configured to determine stimulation parameters for the stimulation program that yield an energy value within the first model. The energy values in the model may be expressed as a function of frequency. The model in particular provides optimal sub-perception stimulation at low frequencies, such as at 1 kHz and below, or even at 400 Hz and below.

Publication date:
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Fernandez Huertas Ismael

Publication number: US20220088392A1
Application number: 17/457,366

A new architecture is disclosed for an IPG having a master and slave electrode driver integrated circuits (ICs). The electrode outputs on the ICs are wired together. Each IC can be programmed to provide pulses with different frequencies. Active timing channels in master and slave ICs are programmed to provide the desired pulses, while shadow timing channels in the master and slave are programmed with the timing data from the active timing channels in the other IC so that each chip knows when the other is providing a pulse, so that each chip can disable its recovery circuitry so as not to defeat those pulses. In the event of pulse overlap at a given electrode, the currents provided by each chip will add at the affected electrode. Compliance voltage generation is dictated by an algorithm to find an optimal compliance voltage even during periods when pulses are overlapping.

Publication date: 2022-03-24
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Griffith J Paul

Publication number: None
Application number: 17/616,086


Publication date:
Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
Inventors: Esteller Rosana

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

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/596,340 Spinal Cord Stimulation System Determining Optimal Sub-Perception Therapy By Using Neural Dose Application Dispatched from Preexam, Not Yet Docketed 3792
17/457,366 Architectures For An Implantable Stimulator Device Having A Plurality Of Electrode Driver Integrated Circuits With Shorted Electrode Outputs Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/616,086 Methods And Systems For Storage, Retrieval, And Visualization Of Signals And Signal Features Sent to Classification contractor
17/536,351 Adjustment Of Analgesic Stimulation Parameters Based On Trust Dynamic Measurements Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/533,748 Stimulation Progamming Aid Using A Sensory Projection Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket