US 10,376,699 B2
Programming techniques for electrical stimulation
David Ernest Wechter, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Valencia, CA (US)
Filed by Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Valencia, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/354,830.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/267,690, filed on Dec. 15, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0165490 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. A61N 1/36 (2006.01); A61N 1/372 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/36132 (2013.01) [A61N 1/36071 (2013.01); A61N 1/36189 (2013.01); A61N 1/37247 (2013.01); A61N 1/37264 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A machine-implemented method of providing therapy to a patient using at least some of a plurality of electrodes implanted within the patient, the method comprising:
receiving, via a programmer for an electrical stimulator, user input that at least partially defines a neuromodulation field to provide the therapy;
based on the received user input, determining a subset of the plurality of electrodes and current distributions for the subset to generate the field;
comparing an electrode limit to a number of electrodes in the determined subset and eliminating at least one of the number of electrodes in the determined subset based on the comparison to provide a reduced subset of the electrodes; and
redistributing current associated with the at least one eliminated electrode to at least one of the electrodes in the reduced subset of electrodes.