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1. WO2020162990 - VARIATION DE PARAMÈTRES DE STIMULATION PERMETTANT D'EMPÊCHER TOUTE HABITUDE DES TISSUS DANS UN SYSTÈME DE STIMULATION DE LA MOELLE ÉPINIÈRE

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method for controlling a stimulator device of a patient, the method comprising:

determining information for the patient during a testing procedure performed on the patient, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters for the patient; and

executing instructions at a patient’s stimulator device, the instructions specifying an amplitude, a pulse width, and a frequency of stimulation pulses provided at one of more of electrodes in an electrode array of the stimulator device, wherein during the execution of the instructions at least one of the amplitude, pulse width, or frequency is automatically varied over time within the range or volume of stimulation parameters determined for the patient.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the information comprises a model specific to the patient.

3. The method of claims 1 or 2, wherein the instructions comprise a program.

4. The method of any of claims 1-3, wherein during the execution of the instructions at least two of the amplitude, the pulse width, or the frequency are automatically varied over time within the range or volume, or wherein during the execution of the instructions the amplitude, the pulse width, and the frequency are automatically varied over time within the range or volume.

5. The method of any of claims 1-4, wherein the stimulation pulses provided at one or more of the electrodes comprise a pole configuration, wherein during the execution of the instructions a position of the pole configuration in the electrode array is varied over time.

6. The method of any of claims 1-5, wherein the stimulation pulses provided at one or more of the electrodes comprise a pole configuration, wherein the pole configuration comprises at least one anode pole and at least one cathode pole separated in the electrode array by a focus distance, wherein during the execution of the instructions the focus distance is varied over time.

7. The method of any of claims 1-6, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters information indicative of a plurality of coordinates, wherein each coordinate comprises a frequency, a pulse width, and an amplitude.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein the information comprises a line in a three-dimensional space of frequency, pulse width and amplitude, or wherein the information comprises a volume in a three-dimensional space of frequency, pulse width and amplitude.

9. The method of any of claims 1-8, wherein the information is determined using an external device in communication with the stimulator device.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the information is determined during a testing procedure by providing test pulses to the patient, and by determining a perception threshold for the test pulses.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the test pulses are provided at different pulses widths to determine a function of perception threshold versus pulse width, wherein the function is used to determine the information, wherein the function is used to determine the information by comparing the function to a model relating frequency, pulse width, and paresthesia threshold.

12. The method of any of claims 9-11, further comprising transmitting the information from the external device to the stimulator device.

13. The method of any of claims 9-12, wherein the external device comprises a clinician programmer, further comprising transmitting the information from the clinician programmer to a patient external controller.

14. The method of any of claims 1-13, wherein the instructions comprise a plurality of boluses of stimulation, wherein during the instructions at least one of the amplitude, pulse width, or frequency is automatically varied over time within the range or volume during each bolus.

15. The method of any of claims 1-14, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters that provide sub-perception stimulation for the patient.

16. A method for programming a patient’s stimulator device using an external device, the method comprising:

obtaining information at the external device, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters determined based on testing of the patient; and

providing from the external device instructions for execution at the stimulator device, the instructions specifying an amplitude, a pulse width, and a frequency of stimulation pulses to be provided at one of more of electrodes in an electrode array of the patient’s stimulator device, wherein the instructions vary over time at least one of the amplitude, pulse width, or frequency within the range or volume.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the information comprises a model specific to the patient.

18. The method of claims 16 or 17, wherein the instructions comprise a program.

19. The method of any of claims 16-18, further comprising, after obtaining the information, automatically determining the instructions in the external device.

20. The method of any of claims 16-19, wherein the instructions vary over time at least two of the amplitude, pulse width, or frequency within the range or volume, or wherein the instructions vary over time the amplitude, pulse width, and frequency within the range or volume.

21. The method of any of claims 16-20, wherein the stimulation pulses to be provided at the one or more electrodes comprise a pole configuration, wherein the instructions further vary over time a position of the pole configuration in the electrode array.

22. The method of any of claims 16-21, wherein the stimulation pulses to be provided at the one or more electrodes comprise a pole configuration, wherein the pole configuration comprises at least one anode pole and at least one cathode pole separated in the electrode array by a focus distance, wherein the instructions further vary over time the focus distance.

23. The method of any of claims 16-22, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters information indicative of a plurality of coordinates, wherein each coordinate comprises a frequency, a pulse width, and an amplitude.

24. The method of claim 23, wherein the information comprises a line in a three-dimensional space of frequency, pulse width and amplitude, or wherein the information comprises a volume in a three-dimensional space of frequency, pulse width and amplitude.

25. The method of any of claims 16-24, wherein the external device comprises a patient external controller.

26. The method of claim 25, further comprising determining the information at a clinician programmer and transmitting the information to the patient external controller.

27. The method of any of claims 16-24, wherein the external device comprises a clinician programmer.

28. The method of any of claims 16-27, wherein the instructions comprise a plurality of boluses of stimulation, wherein the instructions vary over time at least one of the amplitude, pulse width, or frequency within the range or volume during each bolus.

29. The method of any of claims 16-28, wherein the information comprises a range or volume of stimulation parameters that provide sub-perception stimulation for the patient.

30. The method of any of claims 16-29, wherein the information comprises frequencies of 1 kHz or less.