US 10,376,701 B2
Touch screen safety controls for clinician programmer
Norbert Kaula, Arvada, CO (US); and Yohannes Iyassu, Denver, CO (US)
Assigned to NUVECTRA CORPORATION, Plano, TX (US)
Filed by Nuvectra Corporation, Plano, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 24, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/191,606.
Application 15/191,606 is a division of application No. 13/601,504, filed on Aug. 31, 2012, granted, now 9,375,582, issued on Jun. 28, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2016/0303387 A1, Oct. 20, 2016
Int. Cl. A61N 1/00 (2006.01); A61N 1/372 (2006.01); A61N 1/36 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/37247 (2013.01) [A61N 1/36132 (2013.01); A61N 1/36142 (2013.01); A61N 1/37252 (2013.01); A61N 1/37211 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A medical system, comprising:
an implantable medical device configurable to deliver a medical therapy to a patient, the medical therapy including a plurality of configurable therapy parameters; and
an electronic programmer communicatively coupled to the medical device, wherein the electronic programmer is programmable to configure the therapy parameters of the medical therapy, and wherein the electronic programmer includes a touch-sensitive user interface configured to perform the following actions:
displaying one or more virtual objects that represent initiating and terminating a delivery of the medical therapy to the patient;
sensing, from a user, an actuation of the one or more virtual objects;
terminating the delivery of the medical therapy immediately when the actuation of the one or more virtual objects corresponds to terminating the delivery of the medical therapy;
initiating the delivery of the medical therapy in a delayed manner when the actuation of the one or more virtual objects corresponds to starting the delivery of the medical therapy;
preventing a prospective upper limit of one of the therapy parameters from being configured to be less than a current value of the therapy parameter;
preventing a prospective lower limit of one of the therapy parameters from being configured to be greater than the current value of the therapy parameter
monitoring a battery level of the electronic programmer; and
performing at least one of the following tasks when the battery level is lower than a target battery level:
disallowing programming of the electronic programmer;
terminating the delivery of an existing medical therapy; and
precluding the delivery of a prospective medical therapy.