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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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02/05/2015 > 33 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20150039039 - Compact controller device for defibrillator: A defibrillator includes: a housing; a discharge module disposed on a first portion of a printed circuit board and positioned within the housing; an energy storage module disposed on a second portion of the printed circuit board; and a controller module disposed on a third portion of the printed circuit... Agent:

20150039040 - Wearable defibrillator system communicating via mobile communication device: A wearable defibrillation system can establish a local comlink with a mobile communication device, such as a smartphone, tablet-type computer and the like. The mobile communication device can in turn establish a remote comlink with other devices in a network such as the internet. Accordingly, communication tasks relating to the... Agent:

20150039041 - Modular antitachyarrhythmia therapy system: This document discusses, among other things, a modular antitachyarrhythmia therapy system. In an example, a modular antitachyarrhythmia system includes at least two separate modules that coordinate delivery an antitachyarrhythmia therapy, such as defibrillation therapy. In another example, a modular antitachyarrhythmia therapy system includes a sensing module, an analysis module, and... Agent:

20150039042 - Indicators on a wearable medical therapy device: A medical therapy device comprises: a housing; a controller positioned within the housing for monitoring a condition of a patient based on a signal received from at least one sensor associated with the patient and initiating a treatment based on the condition of the patient; and at least one indication... Agent:

20150039043 - Subcutaneous cardiac sensing and stimulation system: Cardiac systems and methods using ECG and blood information for arrhythmia detection and discrimination. Detection circuitry is configured to produce an ECG. An implantable blood sensor configured to produce a blood sensor signal is coupled to a processor. The processor is coupled to the detection and energy delivery circuitry, and... Agent:

20150039044 - Systems and methods for ranking and selection of pacing vectors: Approaches to rank potential left ventricular (LV) pacing vectors are described. Early elimination tests are performed to determine the viability of LV cathode electrodes. Some LV cathodes are eliminated from further testing based on the early elimination tests. LV cathodes identified as viable cathodes are tested further. Viable LV cathode... Agent:

20150039046 - Bilateral feedback: Apparatus comprising (1) a breathing sensor, configured to detect a breathing-related factor of a subject; (2) at least a first electrode configured to be placed in a vicinity of a respective first hypoglossal nerve, and to be driven, in response to the detected breathing-related factor, to apply a first electrical... Agent:

20150039045 - Method and system for applying stimulation in treating sleep disordered breathing: A stimulation protocol determination system includes an input module and a selector module. The input module is provided to receive an indication of an upper airway flow limitation via sensed respiratory effort information. The selection module is provided to automatically select, based on the indicated upper airway flow limitation, a... Agent: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

20150039048 - Implantable pulse generator having current steering means: An implantable pulse generator includes a current steering capability that allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a group of electrodes within an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including the amplitude, width and pulse repetition rate of such... Agent:

20150039047 - Physician programmer with enhanced graphical user interface, and associated systems and methods: Devices for controlling spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain, and associated systems and methods, including controllers for modulation program recommendation are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes receiving, from multiple computing devices, ratings for modulation programs executed by implantable medical devices for a plurality of patients, ranking the modulation programs based... Agent:

20150039049 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20150039050 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20150039051 - Functional electrical stimulation device and system, and use thereof: A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device and system. In one embodiment, sequential bipolar pulse stimulation may be provided to an area of a living body via one or more electrode leads applied to the area via a FES device comprising a current pulse generating circuit comprising output nodes for operative... Agent:

20150039052 - Recognition of implantable medical device: Controlling the interaction between an external device and an implanted device, including a method of controlling interaction between an external device and an implanted device, the method including at least the steps of: establishing communications between the implanted device and the external device; the external device determining an identification of... Agent:

20150039054 - Implantable medical device which may be controlled from central station: An implantable medical device (IMD) comprises a transmitting/receiving (T/R) device for transmitting medical data sensed from a patient to, and for receiving control signals from, a medical expert (a human medical professional and/or a computerized expert system) at a remote location; an electronic medical treatment device for treating the patient... Agent:

20150039055 - Interface apparatus for stimulation of biological tissue: An apparatus for interfacing between tissues being stimulated is provided. The apparatus includes an electric source capable of generating an applied electric field across a region of tissue and/or a means for altering at least one electromagnetic characteristic of the region of tissue relative to the applied electric field and... Agent:

20150039053 - Systems and methods of delivering therapy using an ambulatory medical device: An ambulatory medical device capable of delivering therapy to a patient is provided. The ambulatory medical device comprises at least one controller operatively connected to at least one sensor configured to detect a health disorder of the patient, at least one treatment element configured to deliver therapy to the patient,... Agent:

20150039056 - Insert tool for selectively powering an implant unit: An implant unit delivery tool is disclosed having an implant tool and an implant activator. The implant tool may be configured to retain an implant unit during an implantation procedure in which the implant unit is fixated to tissue. The implant activator may be associated with the implant tool. Additionally,... Agent:

20150039057 - Implantable vestibular prosthesis: An implantable nerve stimulation device has a sensor system, a data processor in communication with the sensor system, and a nerve stimulation system in communication with the data processor and constructed to provide electrical stimulation to at least one branch of at least one vestibulocochlear nerve. The nerve stimulation system... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20150039058 - System and method for neuromodulation: A method of treating autonomic imbalance in a patient includes energizing a first therapeutic element disposed to deliver therapy to a parasympathetic nerve fiber (e.g. vagus nerve), and energizing a second therapeutic element to deliver therapy to a sympathetic cardiac nerve fiber. At least one of the therapeutic elements is... Agent:

20150039059 - Guide catheter having vasomodulating electrodes: A guide catheter system includes a guide catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a first, second and third electrode wherein the first, second and third electrodes are spaced longitudinally apart from each other on the outer wall of the catheter, and an electrical impulse... Agent:

20150039061 - Display apparatus providing light therapy: A display apparatus providing light therapy includes a display panel configured to display an image to a display region based on input image data, and a lens part disposed on the display panel, the lens part configured to focus the image displayed by the display panel toward a first region... Agent:

20150039060 - Wearable and breathable photo therapy patch: A radiation device (30) for providing radiation to the skin is described. The radiation device comprises a radiation guide (31) for directing radiation whereby the radiation guide (31) is configured for receiving radiation from at least one radiation source (20) in a side-lit configuration. The radiation device (30) comprises moisture... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20150039062 - Warming device for perioperative use: A warming device for perioperative use includes a clinical garment and a convective thermal blanket supported on an inside surface of the clinical garment. A mechanism may be provided to releasably attach the thermal blanket to the clinical garment.... Agent:

20150039063 - Apparatuses and methods for securing deep brain stimulation leads: Various examples are provided for securing deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. In one example, among others, a DBS cap for securing a DBS lead includes a base ring adapted to be mounted within a counterbore opening formed in the skull, a lead securing element that mounts to the base ring,... Agent:

20150039064 - Lead electrode for use in an mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section electrically coupled to the first section and configured to... Agent:

20150039068 - Leads with electrode carrier for segmented electrodes and methods of making and using: A stimulation lead includes a lead body having a longitudinal length, a distal portion, and a proximal portion; terminals disposed along the proximal portion of the lead body; an electrode carrier coupled to, or disposed along, the distal portion of the lead body; segmented electrodes disposed along the electrode carrier;... Agent:

20150039065 - Pacing leads with ultrathin isolation layer by atomic layer deposition: An implantable medical lead includes a substrate extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the medical lead. The substrate includes at least one polymer material and particles dispersed throughout the polymer material. In one embodiment, the particles are of at least one of nanoclay material and nanodiamond... Agent:

20150039067 - Retinal prosthesis with multiple electrode arrays for greater field of view:

20150039066 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for directing and focusing signals to the brain for neuromodulation and for directing and focusing signals or other energy from the brain for measurement, heat transfer and imaging. An aperture in the skull and/or a channel device implantable in the skull can be used... Agent:

20150039069 - Fixation for implantable medical devices: A tine portion for an implantable medical device includes a hook segment and a distal segment terminated by a tissue-piercing tip, wherein the distal segment extends from the hook segment to the tip. The hook segment, which is elastically deformable from a pre-set curvature, has one of: a round cross-section... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150039070 - Fixation for implantable medical devices: A tine portion of an implantable medical device includes a hook segment and a distal segment terminated by a tissue-piercing tip, wherein the distal segment extends from a distal end of the hook segment to the tip. The hook segment, which is elastically deformable from a pre-set curvature, for example,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150039071 - Fixation for implantable medical devices: A tine portion of an implantable medical device includes a hook segment and a distal segment extending therefrom, wherein the hook segment is pre-set to extend along a curvature and is elastically deformable therefrom to an open position. The distal segment includes a tooth and an end that surrounds the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

  
01/29/2015 > 26 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20150032170 - Arrhythmia electrotherapy device and method with provisions for mitigating patient discomfort: Apparatus and method for treating an arrhythmia in a patient using an electrotherapy device such as a subcutaneous pacing device. The device applies a series of electrotherapy pulses in response to the presence of the arrhythmia. Various provisions are disclosed for mitigating pain or discomfort as a result of the... Agent:

20150032171 - Identification of healthy versus unhealthy substrate for pacing from a multipolar lead: A medical device system performs a method for determining presence of scar tissue through an implanted lead having an electrode for cardiac pacing and sensing. A sensing module senses heart activity with the electrode to produce a unipolar electrogram (EGM) waveform. A processor receives the unipolar EGM waveform and extracts... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150032172 - Method and system for improved estimation of time of left ventricular pacing with respect to intrinsic right ventricular activation in cardiac resynchronization therapy: A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined. The baseline rhythm includes a baseline atrial event and a baseline right ventricular RV event from an implanted cardiac lead or a leadless device, a pre-excitation interval determined from the baseline atrial event and the baseline... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150032173 - Method and system for improved estimation of time of left ventricular pacing with respect to intrinsic right ventricular activation in cardiac resynchronization therapy: A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined. The baseline rhythm includes a baseline atrial event and a baseline right ventricular RV event from an implanted cardiac lead or a leadless device, a pre-excitation interval determined from the baseline atrial event and the baseline... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150032174 - Combination of feedback on mechanical and electrical resynchronization to select therapy parameters: A system and method select a pacing site for a cardiac pacing therapy. A change from a baseline mechanical activity is extracted from a signal of mechanical heart activity during pacing at each one of multiple pacing sites along a heart chamber. A change from a baseline electrical activity is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150032175 - Implantable cardiac stimulation devices, and methods of use therewith, that use assignable pace return capacitors: Described herein are implantable cardiac stimulation devices, and methods for use therewith. A pacing channel of such a device includes a pace output terminal, a pulse generator and at least two pace return electrode terminals. The pace output terminal is coupleable to an electrode for use as an anode. The... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20150032176 - Gastrointestinal motility control: A method and a multichannel implantable device are described for partial or complete restoration of impaired gastrointestinal motility, or for disturbing and/or partially or completely blocking normal gastrointestinal motility using one or multiple microsystem-controlled channels of circumferentially arranged sets of two or more electrodes which provide externally-invoked synchronized electrical signals... Agent: Uti Limited Partnership

20150032178 - Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation to treat disorders: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating a variety of diseases and disorders that are primarily or at least partially driven by an imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain, such as asthma, COPD, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and the like. The technology involves the use of an energy source... Agent:

20150032177 - Transcutaneous power conveyance device: Some embodiments of the present disclosure may include a device for conveying power from a location external to a subject to a location within the subject The device may include a flexible carrier, an adhesive on a first side of the carrier, a coil of electrically conductive material associated with... Agent:

20150032179 - Apparatus and methods for feedback-based nerve modulation: A device according to some embodiments may include a housing configured for location external to a body of a subject. The device may also include at least one processor associated with the housing and configured to communicate with a circuit implanted in the subject within proximity to a tongue of... Agent:

20150032180 - Method and assembly for the generation of signal shapes for healing wounds by electro-stimulation: A method for generating a signal shape (w1) for an electro-stimulation signal (w1) for healing wounds by electro-stimulation by way of an electrode (E1) which has an encoding member (6) with a code word (cw) which identifies therapeutic treatments, and is coupled to indicators (i1, i2) which indicate which treatments... Agent: Q Care Medical Services

20150032182 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20150032183 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20150032181 - Systems and methods of providing modulation therapy without patient-perception of stimulation: A neuromodulation system and method of providing sub-threshold modulation therapy. Electrical modulation energy is delivered to a target tissue site of the patient at a programmed intensity value, thereby providing therapy to a patient without perception of stimulation. In response to an event, electrical modulation energy is delivered at incrementally... Agent:

20150032184 - Neuromuscular stimulation system: A wearable neuromuscular stimulation and neuroprosthetic system and device for treating spinal cord injury, stroke, and other neurological conditions; and for the management of chronic pain. This invention provides a system for transcutaneous neuromuscular stimulation and typically comprises a wearable item that further includes a flexible, non-conductive material; at least... Agent:

20150032185 - System for treating idiopathic scoliosis: The present invention relates to a system for treating idiopathic scoliosis characterized in that it comprises a programmable subcutaneous or submuscular device (1) connected by means of wiring (5) to a plurality of sensors (2) which are configured to record electromyographic signals and a plurality of stimulators (3) which are... Agent: Tequir, S.l.

20150032186 - Systems and methods for balance stabilization: A system for rehabilitating patients affected by balance disorders with or without vestibular hypofunction and/or malfunction with or without an associated hearing loss, which includes sensors of sound and head movement, processing circuitry, a power source coupled to head phones, an air conduction hearing aid, bone conduction hearing aid, middle... Agent:

20150032188 - Automatic neural stimulation modulation based on activity: According to an embodiment of a method for providing neural stimulation, activity is sensed, and neural stimulation is automatically controlled based on the sensed activity. An embodiment determines periods of rest and periods of exercise using the sensed activity, and applies neural stimulation during rest and withdrawing neural stimulation during... Agent:

20150032189 - Delivering scheduled and unscheduled therapy without detriment to battery life or accuracy of longevity predictions: A method comprises applying a first open-loop electrical signal to a neural structure at a first rate. The method also comprises applying a closed-loop electrical signal to the neural structure in response to an event detection, thus causing an overall rate at which electrical stimulation is applied to the neural... Agent:

20150032187 - Systems and methods for identifying anode placement based on cerebrospinal fluid thickness: A method of stimulating a portion of a spinal cord of a patient includes identifying an arrangement of electrodes including a relative placement of each electrode within the arrangement: identifying a vertebral level for implantation of the arrangement and a position of the arrangement with respect to the spinal cord:... Agent:

20150032190 - Methods and apparatus for omnidirectional tissue illumination: Embodiments of the present invention include a fiber-optic tissue illuminator suitable for illuminating large areas of central and peripheral neural tissue, e.g., in a primate brain. Certain examples of the tissue illuminator have a light delivery surface that may be about two orders of magnitude larger than that of a... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150032191 - Device for light based skin treatment: A device (10) for light based skin treatment is provided. The device (10) comprises a light source (18) for providing an incident light beam (21) for treating a skin (30), 18 optical elements for focusing the incident light beam (21) in a focal point (22) inside the skin (30), and... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150032192 - Heat treatment device: A heat treatment device with a handle portion, a tip portion, a power source, and a heating element. The tip portion is heatable to a desired temperature and can be positioned against an affected area for therapeutic treatment. The device can also have control circuitry that can adjust a current... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20150032193 - Low insertion force electrical connector for implantable medical devices: A low-insertion force electrical connector for implantable medical devices includes a housing with a pair of opposing sidewalls each with center openings oriented generally concentrically around a center axis. An inner coil is located in a recess with a coil axis generally co-linear with the center axis of the center... Agent:

20150032194 - Biocompatible electrode component and method for fabrication thereof: The present invention provides methods for fabricating an electrode device component, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing a biocompatible carrier material, and (ii) performing an ablative method on the biocompatible carrier material to form a recess, the recess capable of receiving a biocompatible electrode material. The components so... Agent: HearIPPty Ltd

20150032195 - Desensitizing device: The desensitizing device contains an electrical stimulation member optionally configured on a support member. The electrical stimulation member contains a control circuit, at least two electrodes, and an electricity supply element. The electricity supply element provides electricity to the control circuit, and the control circuit generates a stimulating current to... Agent: Gimer Medical Co., Ltd.

  
01/22/2015 > 24 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20150025590 - Physical health cap application system: A physical health cap application system include an electrode cap configured to fit the head of any person, and a main unit including a DC-stimulator plus and a positive and negative DC current generator unit electrically connected to the electrode cap for controlling the electrode cap to discharge a direct... Agent:

20150025591 - Stimulation device and method for treating cardiovascular disease: An electrical stimulation device and method are provided for treating cardiovascular disease in a human or an animal, the device including at least one electrode configured for placement on a nerve site inside the human or the animal, the at least one electrode having a spherical shape, and an electrical... Agent: Kyushu University, National University Corporation

20150025592 - Implantable heart therapy device: An implantable heart therapy device connected to at least one right-ventricular electrode and one left-ventricular electrode that sense and stimulate the heart. The at least one right-ventricular and left-ventricular electrodes are each connected to a tachycardia identification unit, wherein the identification unit identifies ventricular tachycardias, and simultaneously evaluates the heart... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20150025593 - Heart therapy device for detecting ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation: A heart therapy device having a right-ventricular electrode and a left-ventricular electrode connected to a tachycardia identification unit. The tachycardia identification unit identifies ventricular tachycardia and simultaneously evaluates the heart rate at the right-ventricular and left-ventricular electrodes. The ventricular electrodes each include an electrode line having a corresponding sensing electrode... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20150025594 - Apparatus for treating pelvic floor disorders and related methods of use: A method of optimizing the electrical stimulation of a bladder of a patient including selecting a first subset of electrodes from a set of electrodes positioned adjacent to a set of nerves associated with the bladder. The set of electrodes may include one or more electrodes, each of which may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150025596 - Optimised channel configuration based on spatial profiles: A cochlear implant arrangement includes an implant electrode having electrode contacts for delivering to adjacent neural tissue electrode stimulation signals for a defined frequency band reflecting tonotopic organization of the cochlea. An implantable stimulation processor is coupled to the implant electrode for producing the electrode stimulation signals. At least one... Agent:

20150025595 - Transformable speech processor module for a hearing prosthesis: A method for operating an external component of a cochlear implant hearing system. The external component includes a speech processor module operable in a stand-alone mode of operation and a body-worn mode of operation, and a protective case. The method includes operating the speech processor module in the stand-alone mode,... Agent:

20150025597 - Triphasic pulses to reduce undesirable side-effects in cochlear implants: An arrangement for operating a cochlear implant system is described. Stimulation signals are applied to stimulation electrodes in a cochlear implant electrode with an initial signal format using biphasic electrical stimulation pulses. One or more undesired somatic responses to the stimulation pulses are identified. The one or more undesired somatic... Agent:

20150025598 - Electrical stimulation system and control method of electrical stimulation system: Provided is an electrical system including an intelligent learning terminal to analyze biometric information associated with a user and calculate an intensity of electrical stimulation for the user based on a result of the analyzing, and at least one wireless electrical stimulator to provide electrical stimulation to the user based... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150025599 - Near-infrared enhancement of circadian and ultradian spatiotemporal cellular coordination: A method is disclosed of providing photo-chrono-therapy to a wound site in a human or animal subject, the method including: determining or receiving subject circadian and/or ultradian cycle information indicative of a biological rhythm(s) of the subject; and based on the subject cycle information, delivering a photo-chrono-dose of infrared treatment... Agent:

20150025600 - Laser-based treatment for malaria: Malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium, is a devastating disease killing more than 800,000 people a year worldwide. Plasmodium replicates within erythrocytes by digesting hemoglobin, producing haemozoin as a byproduct which accumulates within the parasite. The development of vaccines is hampered by lack of memory immune response, while the long-term... Agent:

20150025601 - Phototherapy method for treating psoriasis: A system and method for phototherapy, including skin tanning, lupus phototherapy, teeth whitening, hair growth and psoriasis therapies, are provided. The system includes a chamber adapted for at least one type of phototherapy and at least on UV LED, at least one a nanostructure UV light emitting device or a... Agent:

20150025602 - Treatment apparatus and use thereof for treating psoriasis: A treatment apparatus (10) is used for treatment of parts of a skin (5). The apparatus comprises a radiation source (1) emitting radiation, and a radiator (2) for guiding the emitted radiation to the parts of the skin (5). The parts of the skin (5) comprise skin cells affected by... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150025603 - Methods and apparatus for multi-vessel renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for multi-vessel neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field. Such multi-vessel neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers. In some... Agent:

20150025604 - Percutaneous blepharoplasty device and method: Approaches for percutaneous blepharoplasty are provided. An electrosurgical device includes: a hand-piece; a tip connected to the hand-piece; and two needles extending from a distal end of the tip. The hand-piece is structured and arranged to connect to an electrical energy source, and to convey electrical energy from the electrical... Agent:

20150025605 - Energy delivery devices and methods: This relates to methods and devices for achieving contact between the wall of a cavity or passageway and a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.... Agent:

20150025606 - Pillow with integrated cooling system: The present invention relates to devices and methods that use cooling and/or heating systems in pillows. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems that can constantly transport a fluid throughout a pillow in order to keep the fluid at a desired temperature. In order to start the cooling/heating process,... Agent:

20150025607 - Patient temperature control catheter with outer sleeve cooled by inner sleeve: A catheter has an inner sleeve through which refrigerant circulates to and from a source of refrigerant. The catheter also has an outer sleeve surrounding the inner sleeve, including a distal end thereof. The outer Sleeve is filled with a frozen biocompatible substance. The refrigerant is separated from the biocompatible... Agent:

20150025611 - Implantable medical leads having oscillating cable conductor lumens: An electrical implantable lead includes an elongated lead body having a plurality of lumens therein, including at least one linear lumen and at least one planar, non-linear lumen and a plurality of conductor cables disposed within the plurality of lumens. The electrical implantable lead further includes a terminal connector coupled... Agent:

20150025608 - Lubricious, biocompatible hydrophilic thermoset coating using interpenetrating hydrogel networks: A medical electrical lead includes an insulative lead body extending from a distal region to a proximal region and a conductor disposed within the insulative lead body and extending from the proximal region to the distal region. An electrode is disposed on the insulative lead body and is in electrical... Agent:

20150025609 - Systems and methods for making and using improved operating-room cables for electrical stimulation systems: An operating-room-cable assembly includes a lead connector with a lead-connector housing for receiving a lead. The lead-connector housing includes a first housing element and a second housing element that slide relative to one another to transition the lead-connector housing between an open position and a closed position. A connector port... Agent:

20150025610 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for directing and focusing signals to the brain for neuromodulation and for directing and focusing signals or other energy from the brain for measurement, heat transfer and imaging. An aperture in the skull and/or a channel device implantable in the skull can be used... Agent:

20150025612 - System and methods for chronic fixation of medical devices: Devices or methods such as for stimulating excitable tissue or sensing physiologic response or other signals that can use chronic fixation mechanism are described. An implantable apparatus can comprise an electrostimulation electrode assembly that can include a primary fixation member and a secondary fixation member. The primary fixation member can... Agent:

20150025613 - Implantable antenna assemblies: An implantable antenna assembly includes a multilayer flexible printed circuit board comprising a first flexible substrate, second flexible substrate, and third flexible substrate. An inductor coil is formed by electrically conductive traces disposed on the first flexible substrate. A shield is formed by electrically conductive traces disposed on the second... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 35 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20150018893 - Timing control for paired plasticity: Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies, rehabilitation and performance enhancement training. Stimulations of nerves such as the vagus nerve that affect subcortical regions such as the nucleus basalis, locus coeruleus or... Agent:

20150018894 - Defibrillator/monitor system having a pod with leads capable of wirelessly communicating: A modular external defibrillator system in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: a base containing a defibrillator to deliver a defibrillation shock to a patient, (b) one or more pods each connectable to a patient via patient lead cables to collect at least... Agent:

20150018895 - Electrostimulation method and system for the treatment of sleep apnea: Using this actuator, the muscles involved receive an electric stimulus, with the aim of widening the muscular opening and attaining sufficient air flow to prevent the lack of air. Said stimulus only acts in the event of an apnea episode being detected, by means of analyzing sound patterns of the... Agent:

20150018896 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20150018897 - Hearing assistance device comprising an implanted part for measuring and processing electrically evoked nerve responses: The application relates to a hearing assistance device comprising an implanted part and to a method of its operation. The disclosure aims at improving the identification and processing of recorded nerve response data in an implanted part. The implanted part comprises a) A multitude of electrodes; b) Stimulation circuitry electrically... Agent:

20150018898 - Apparatus and method for calibrating invasive electric desynchronizing neurostimulation: The invention relates to an apparatus for stimulating neurons having a pathological synchronous and oscillatory neural activity, the apparatus including a stimulation unit having a plurality of stimulation contacts to stimulate neurons in a patients brain and/or spinal cord with electric stimuli, a measurement unit for recording test signals that... Agent:

20150018899 - Lead electrode for use in an mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is configured to be implanted into a patient's body and comprises a lead body, and an electrode coupled to the lead body. The electrode comprises a first section configured to contact the patient's body, and a second section capacitively coupled to the first section and configured to... Agent:

20150018900 - Medical apparatus and method: A medical apparatus and method of operating a medical apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a radiation source for emitting radiation towards an area to be treated of a patient; a mount element arranged to be worn by the patient for positioning the radiation source in a predetermined position relative... Agent: Polyphotonix Limited

20150018901 - Neural prosthetic device and method of making same: A neural prosthetic device can selectively deliver light to different cortical layers, at different depths, in the brain. The device includes LEDs and corresponding waveguides that can extend into the brain. At least two of the waveguides have different lengths. The neural prosthetic device or other devices can be manufactured... Agent:

20150018902 - Device and method for treatment of tinnitus: as well as a method for therapeutic treatment of tinnitus, wherein at least one device as defined above and herein is applied on the body of a tinnitus patient, such as to the skin on the upper half of the body, such as to the head, such as in the... Agent: Akloma Tinnitus Ab

20150018903 - Device for cold therapy: A device for cold therapy using cooling mist. Ice baths and cryogenic chamber are previously known solutions for cold therapy, but both suffer from several disadvantages, such as space requirements. The present device for cold therapy includes elements, such as a nozzle, for producing mist from liquid provided for the... Agent: Pkv Housing Oy

20150018904 - Cryotreatment device and method: Devices and methods for cooling vessel walls to inhibit restenosis in conjunction with medical procedures such as coronary artery angioplasty. One catheter device includes a distal tube region having coolant delivery holes radially and longitudinally distributed along the distal region. In some devices, holes spray coolant directly onto the vessel... Agent:

20150018905 - Apparatus and method for modulating sleep: Apparatuses and methods to enhance sleep, reduce sleep onset latency, extend sleep duration and/or increasing the duration of deeper sleep stages relative to stage 1 sleep. In general, these apparatuses and methods apply and maintain one or more target “warm” temperatures to a subject's forehead for a time period. The... Agent:

20150018906 - Paeoniflorin preparations and uses thereof for fat reduction: Disclosed are methods and preparations useful for reducing fat at a targeted area(s) on a human. The preparations comprise as an active ingredient an adipolysis enhancing (i.e., fat-melting) amount of an active ingredient, paeoniflorin (PF). The preparations may be provided as an injectable preparation or as a topically applied preparation,... Agent:

20150018911 - Apparatus, system, and method for minimized energy in peripheral field stimulation: In various examples, an apparatus is configured for at least partial insertion in a living body. The apparatus includes an elongate lead body including a proximal lead end and a distal lead end. At least one connector is disposed proximate the proximal lead end. At least one flexible conductive surface... Agent:

20150018917 - Conductor arrangements for electrical stimulation leads and systems and methods utilizing the leads: An electrical stimulation lead includes at least one lead body; electrodes disposed along the distal end portion of the at least one lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal end portion of the at least one lead body; and conductors electrically coupling the terminals to the electrodes. Each of the... Agent:

20150018919 - Implantable medical devices including elongated conductor bodies that facilitate device and lead configuration variants: Implantable medical devices include elongated conductor bodies and related features including an attachment to the medical device at one end and a connector that receives a medical lead at the other end. The connector may have various features such as a modular design whereby the connector is constructed from a... Agent:

20150018915 - Leads with segmented electrodes and methods of making and using the leads: A method of making a stimulation lead includes disposing a pre-electrode along a distal end portion of a lead body. The pre-electrode includes a body having a central hub and stimulation members individually coupled to the central hub and extending radially-outward therefrom such that each of the stimulation members is... Agent:

20150018913 - Leads, systems, and methods for neuromodulation using superposition signals: An electrical stimulation lead includes at least one lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal length; multiple electrodes disposed along the distal end portion of the at least one lead body; and at least one terminal disposed along the proximal end portion of... Agent:

20150018920 - Medical leads having forced strain relief loops: Strain relief loops are forced by being formed into medical leads such that a body of the lead imposes a force to regain the loop if the loop has been disturbed. Because the strain relief loop is forced, the surgeon implanting the medical lead is not required to create the... Agent:

20150018908 - Method and apparatus for retaining medical implants within body vessels: The present application describes a retention device for anchoring a medical device within the vasculature. The device may include expandable member coupled to an intravascular medical device and proportioned for receipt within a vessel. At least a portion of the expandable member is expandable to radially engage a vessel wall... Agent: Interventional Autonomics Corporation

20150018921 - Methods for making leads with radially-aligned segmented electrodes for electrical stimulation systems: A method of making a stimulation lead includes attaching multiple segmented electrodes to a carrier. Each of the segmented electrodes has a curved form extending over an arc in the range of 10 to 345 degrees. The method further includes attaching conductors to the segmented electrodes; forming the carrier into... Agent:

20150018918 - Multi-electrode lead with backing for mecho/baroreceptor stimulation: An electrode structure for an implantable stimulation lead for use in stimulating a target nerve structure within a patient includes a flexible backing defined by a major dimension extending in a direction of a first axis, and a minor dimension extending generally orthogonal to the first axis. The electrode structure... Agent:

20150018910 - Neurostimulator interconnection apparatus, system, and method: In various examples, an apparatus includes a neurostimulation interconnection apparatus including an elongate lead body including a lead proximal end and a lead distal end. The lead proximal end includes a first connector portion. A stimulation device includes a header. The header includes a second connector portion including a shape... Agent:

20150018912 - Neurostimulator interconnection apparatus, system, and method: In various examples, a neurostimulation interconnection apparatus apparatus includes a substrate disposed within a header of a neurostimulation device. A spring contact is mounted to the substrate. The spring contact is oriented to accept and apply a clamping force to a proximal contact of a lead body to electrically couple... Agent:

20150018914 - Side load lead anchor and methods and systems using the lead anchor: A lead anchor includes an anchor body defining an open lead channel; and a rotatable locking element shaped as a portion of a ring and defining a central cavity, an entrance slit, and a protruding nodule extending into the central cavity. The anchor body further defines a locking element channel... Agent:

20150018909 - Spring contact component, plug contact socket, and contact socket component: A spring contact component for a plug socket of an electromedical implant, with a coil surrounding the outer periphery of a plug opening. A simpler, more cost effective and automatable design of a plug socket module can be achieved in that at least one end of the coil is electrically... Agent:

20150018907 - System and method for integrating candidate implant location test results with real-time tissue images for use with implantable device leads: Patient tissues are imaged using, e.g., a real-time fluoroscopic imaging system, along with a lead system being implanted. Parameters representative of lead placement efficacy—such as capture thresholds, phrenic nerve stimulation thresholds, impedance values or screw-in tip mechanical resistance values—are measured at candidate implant locations. Localization parameters identifying the candidate implant... Agent:

20150018916 - Tension clamp side loading lead anchor and methods and systems using the lead anchor: An implantable lead anchor includes a first anchor shell having a first hinge element and a second anchor shell, disposed opposite the first anchor shell, having a second hinge element. The first and second anchor shells define a lead channel and the first and second hinge elements form a hinge.... Agent:

20150018922 - Method of overmoulding top mounted seal plug cavities: A method includes providing a mold defining a mold cavity for receiving material to be molded into a molded part, positioning an insert at least partially in the mold such that a portion of the insert defines a portion of the mold cavity, and injecting the material into the mold... Agent:

20150018923 - Seal plug: An implantable pulse generator includes a core assembly, a seal plug, and an outer layer overmolded over the core assembly adjacent the seal plug. The core assembly defines a core hole extending through the core assembly from a core interior to a core outer surface. The core hole has a... Agent:

20150018924 - Systems and methods for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease: Systems and methods for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) includes minimally invasively implanting a stimulating device in a patient's esophagus in the region proximate the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The patient is provided with a questionnaire related to his disease via an online service. The questionnaire is accessed on a... Agent: Endostim, Inc.

20150018925 - Stimulation device: A stimulation device for transcutaneous electric stimulation stimulus onto the surface of a section of the human ear comprises a holding element attached at or in the ear and at least two electrodes arranged in or at an electrode carrier, wherein the at least two electrodes are separated from another... Agent:

20150018926 - Stimulation device: A stimulation device for transcutaneous electric stimulation stimulus onto the surface of a section of the human ear comprises a holding element attached at or in the ear, at least two electrodes arranged in or at an electrode carrier. To obtain high contact quality of the electrodes with high wearing... Agent:

20150018927 - Device for neurostimulation: The invention relates to a device for neurostimulation, comprising a mask, eyeglasses or similar eye attachment covering the eye region of the subject, which is designed to be optically sealed from the surroundings and has a lighting surface directed to the eye side which is connected to a source emitting... Agent: Ebs Technologies Gmbh

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