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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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12/18/2014 > 34 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140371802 - Flexible control housing for disposable patch: A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include at least one processing device, a circuit electrically coupled to the at least one processing device, and a flexible housing configured to contain the at least one processing device and the circuit. The flexible housing may include at... Agent:

20140371803 - Systems and methods for selectively stimulating components in, on, or near the pudendal nerve or its branches to achieve selectively physiological responses: Systems and methods selectively stimulate components of the pudendal nerve away from the sacral root to evoke desired physiologic responses in persona who lack the ability to otherwise produce these responses—e.g., maintain continence and/or produce micturition, and/or provide male/female sexuality responses, and/or provide bowel responses. The systems and methods use... Agent:

20140371804 - Method for low-voltage termination of cardiac arrhythmias by effectively unpinning anatomical reentries: A method for extinguishing a cardiac arrhythmia utilizes destructive interference of the passing of the reentry wave tip of an anatomical reentry through a depolarized region created by a relatively low voltage electric field in such a way as to effectively unpin the anatomical reentry. Preferably, the relatively low voltage... Agent: Washington University

20140371805 - Dynamically adjustable multiphasic defibrillator pulse system and method: A dynamically adjustable multiphasic pulse system and method are provided. The dynamically adjustable multiphasic pulse system may be used as pulse system for a defibrillator or cardioverter.... Agent:

20140371806 - Wearable multiphasic cardioverter defibrillator system and method: A wearable, multiphasic cardioverter defibrillator system and method are provided.... Agent:

20140371807 - Metrics of electrical dyssynchrony and electrical activation patterns from surface ecg electrodes: A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined using a plurality of body-surface electrodes. A set of baseline functional electrical metrics is determined in response to determining the baseline rhythm. Resynchronization pacing is delivered using a right ventricular electrode and a pacing left ventricular... Agent:

20140371808 - Metrics of electrical dyssynchrony and electrical activation patterns from surface ecg electrodes: A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined using a plurality of body-surface electrodes. A set of baseline functional electrical metrics is determined in response to determining the baseline rhythm. Resynchronization pacing is delivered using a right ventricular electrode and a pacing left ventricular... Agent:

20140371809 - Stimulating cranial nerve to treat pulmonary disorder: Systems and methods to treat a pulmonary disorder are provided. A particular method includes positioning an electrode in a patient's body at a location proximate a branch of a vagus nerve. The branch of the vagus nerve includes at least one of a bronchial branch of the vagus nerve and... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140371810 - System and method for mapping baroreceptors: An example of a method embodiment may place a set of stimulation electrodes on tissue containing the baroreceptor region, and may test bipolar configurations of the electrodes. Each of the bipolar configurations of the electrodes includes at least one of the electrodes configured to function as an anode and at... Agent:

20140371811 - Apparatus and method for spinal cord stimulation to treat pain: A spinal cord stimulation device having a stimulation unit for generation and delivery of stimulation pulses, a control unit for controlling the stimulation unit with respect to stimulation intensity and an autonomic nervous system (“ANS”) sensing unit that is configured to generate ANS indicating signals that represent an increased sympathetic... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140371812 - Nasal stimulation devices and methods: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for treating one or more conditions (such as dry eye) or improving ocular health by providing stimulation to nasal or sinus tissue. Generally, the devices may be handheld or implantable. In some variations, the handheld devices may have a stimulator body and a... Agent:

20140371813 - Programming techniques for peripheral nerve field stimulation: A therapy program for peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) may be selected based on user input indicating a desired therapeutic effect for a user-specified region in which a patient feels pain. In other examples, PNFS may be programmed based on input from a user selecting at least one region from... Agent:

20140371814 - Stimulation device and method of use thereof: A stimulation device comprises a patch body having a battery and a processing unit. An adhering surface on an underside of the patch body is provided for attaching the patch body to a patient's skin. At least one electrode is disposed on or internal to the patch body. The processing... Agent: Disruptive Innovations Unlimited, LLC

20140371815 - Sound processor accessory: Embodiments presented herein are generally directed to a sound processor accessory configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to a sound processor of an auditory prosthesis. The sound processor accessory comprises first and second sound input elements that are each configured to independently provide electrical signals representing sound signals to... Agent:

20140371819 - Automated programming of electrical stimulation electrodes using post-implant imaging: In general, the disclosure is related to characterization of implanted electrical stimulation electrode arrays using post-implant imaging. The electrode arrays may be carried by implanted leads. Characterization of implanted electrode arrays may include identification of the type or types of leads implanted within a patient and/or determination of positions of... Agent:

20140371816 - Controlling a personal medical device: Medical monitoring and treatment apparatus, which is controlled by a plurality of control sources, includes a “personal medical device” (PMD) or an “implantable medical device” (IMD), respectively carried by, or implanted in, a patient. The PMD/IMD is alternatively self-controlled or controlled by one or more local external control stations, at... Agent:

20140371818 - Low-power system clock calibration based on a high-accuracy reference clock: Various techniques are described for periodically performing a calibration routine to calibrate a low-power system clock within an implantable medical device (IMD) based on a high accuracy reference clock also included in the IMD. The system clock is powered continuously, and the reference clock is only powered on during the... Agent:

20140371817 - Remote monitoring and updating of a medical device control unit: A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include a communications interface, a memory, and at least one processing device. The processing device may be configured to cause application of a control signal to a primary antenna associated with a unit external to a subject's body. The... Agent:

20140371823 - Antenna buffer layer for an electromagnetic control unit: A unit for wirelessly transmitting power to an implant unit configured to be located in a subject's body is provided. The unit may include a flexible carrier including an adhesive backing configured for attaching the unit to skin of the subject, an antenna associated with the flexible carrier, the antenna... Agent:

20140371824 - Ceramic encapsulation of an implantable device: An implantable device is provided. The implantable device may include a flexible carrier configured for implantation in a subject, at least one pair of modulation electrodes associated with the carrier, an antenna configured to receive an electrical signal disposed on the flexible carrier, a circuit electrically coupling the antenna to... Agent:

20140371822 - Dynamic modification of modulation throughout a therapy period: A device for controlling operation of a nerve-modulating implant unit from a location external to the body of the subject is provided. The device may include a flexible substrate configured for removable attachment to a subject's skin, a primary antenna disposed on the flexible substrate, and at least one processing... Agent:

20140371820 - Method and apparatus for stimulative electrotherapy: An electrical apparatus includes a battery, a circuit adapted to generate a periodic signal, and a wireless radio transceiver. The electrical apparatus further includes a control circuit adapted to set a characteristic of the periodic signal. The characteristic is received by an input of the wireless radio transceiver. The electrical... Agent:

20140371821 - Residual signal feedback-based control of an implant: A wireless feedback device for monitoring an implant unit configured for location in a body of a subject is provided. The device may include a flexible substrate configured for removable attachment to the subject's skin, a primary antenna disposed on the flexible substrate, an interface configured to receive from the... Agent:

20140371826 - Light therapy treatment: An exemplary method includes selecting at least one light source configured to generate light at a particular wavelength and applying the light to tissue following an ischemic event. Applying the light to the tissue inhibits cytochrome c oxidase activity. Another exemplary method includes selecting at least one light source configured... Agent: Wayne State University

20140371825 - Organic metal complexes: The present invention relates inter alia to novel organic metal complexes comprising, e.g., platinum and specific side groups, their preparation and their use in electronic devices.... Agent:

20140371827 - Orthopedic infra-red laser medical device and methods of use: An orthopedic infra-red laser medical device and methods of use for applying infra-red energy to an anatomic region of interest located within the body of a patient. The device includes a hollow needle and a housing on which the needle is releasably mounted. The housing includes an infra-red laser source... Agent:

20140371828 - Method of manufacturing disposable cold pack and related disposable cold pack containing urea and ammonium chloride: Plastic sheet can be heat-sealed to form a water-tight envelope having an open top. A water-tight frangible container can be loaded into the envelope through the open top. The water-tight frangible container can contain a predetermined amount of water. A predetermined amount of urea can be loaded into the envelope... Agent:

20140371829 - Methods and apparatus for a therapeutic device: Apparatus and methods according to various aspects of the present technology may comprise a treatment device configured for localized application of temperature treatment to aid in the therapeutic treatment of hemorrhoid disease. In one embodiment, the treatment device may comprise a body suitably configured to be placed directly against an... Agent:

20140371830 - System that secures an electrode array to the spinal cord for treating back pain: This invention provides a device for implantation directly into the spinal cord for the purpose of treating back pain. Electrodes on a backing that conforms directly to the spinal cord are installed as a source of electrical stimulation and pain relief. The electrode array is maintained on the spinal cord... Agent:

20140371831 - Detection of implantable lead failures by differential egm analysis: A method and system for the diagnosis of anomalies in a lead attached to an implantable medical device, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), including an insulation breach resulting in a short circuit of the high-voltage shock pulse. Determination that the defibrillation pathway is shorted may be made by... Agent: Lamda Nu, LLC

20140371832 - Implantable electrode location selection: Systems, methods, and interfaces are described herein for assisting in noninvasive location selection for an implantable electrode for use in cardiac therapy. Mechanical motion information and surrogate electrical activation times may be used to identify one or more candidate site regions.... Agent:

20140371833 - Implantable electrode location selection: Systems, methods, and interfaces are described herein for assisting in noninvasive location selection for an implantable electrode for use in cardiac therapy. Mechanical motion information and surrogate electrical activation times may be used to identify one or more candidate site regions.... Agent:

20140371834 - Gastrointestinal electrical stimulation: The present invention is directed to a method of regulating gastrointestinal action in a subject using a stimulatory electrode and a sensor to provide retrograde feedback control of electrical stimulation to the GI tract.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140371835 - Implantable medical device feedthroughs and housings: Embodiments are generally directed to a feedthrough for an implantable medical device. The feedthrough comprises an insulator having one or more conductors extending therethrough that is hermetically connected (joined) to a housing of the implantable medical device. More specifically, the housing includes an aperture and the insulator is configured be... Agent:

  
12/11/2014 > 11 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140364918 - Defibrillation system: A method of treating a patient for ventricular tachycardia using a wearable defibrillator includes monitoring the patient for a predetermined condition via one or more electrodes on the defibrillator, sending a message to the patient in response to the predetermined condition, activating the defibrillator so that the defibrillator delivers defibrillation... Agent:

20140364920 - System and method for delivering modulated sub-threshold therapy to a patient: A neuromodulation system and method of providing therapy to a patient. Electrical energy is delivered to the patient in accordance with a modulation parameter, thereby providing therapy to the patient, and the modulation parameter of the delivered electrical energy is varied over a period of time, such that the delivered... Agent:

20140364919 - System and method for delivering sub-threshold and super-threshold therapy to a patient: A neuromodulation system includes modulation output circuitry and control circuitry. The modulation output circuitry may be configured to deliver therapeutic electrical energy including therapeutic sub-threshold electrical energy and therapeutic a super-threshold electrical energy. The sub-threshold electrical energy is below a patient-perception threshold and the super-threshold electrical energy is above the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140364921 - Active implantable medical device for heart failure therapy with stochastic stimulation of the vagus nerve: A method for heart treatment includes analyzing the cardiac rhythm. The method further includes utilizing a generator to produce discharges (Si) of N pulses (I) of VNS stimulation in succession. The discharge may be synchronized to a detected R ventricular depolarization wave of each cardiac cycle. The method further includes... Agent:

20140364922 - Vestibular implant system with internal and external motion sensors: A vestibular prosthesis system is described which includes an external movement sensor that is attachable a patient's head for generating an external movement signal. A fail-safe sensor is configured to detect movement of the one or more external movement sensors relative to the head and generate a corresponding relative motion... Agent:

20140364923 - Active implantable medical device for neural therapy with stochastic stimulation of the vagus nerve: This device comprises a generator producing bursts (Si) of N pulses (I) of VNS stimulation generated in succession during respective periods of activity (TON) separated by intermediate periods of inactivity (TOFF) during which no stimulation is issued. Stochastic modulation means control the delivery of the bursts of each of the... Agent:

20140364924 - Systems and methods for treating dermatological imperfections: Provided are dermatological medical devices and methods comprising a distal end for positioning at a region proximal a target therapeutic region of tissue, an output port at the distal end, an energy source that generates optical energy, which is output from the output port to the target therapeutic region of... Agent:

20140364925 - Modular shoulder cryotherapy system and method: A modular shoulder cooling system. A retention panel is affixed over the shoulder. The retention panel is hald in position by a pair of straps attached to a belt around the user's waist. At least a portion of the inward facing surface of the retention panel is covered in loop... Agent:

20140364926 - Devices for delivering energy and related methods of use: A medical device is disclosed. The medical device may include an elongate member having a lumen extending at least partially between a proximal end and a distal end of the elongate member. The medical device may also include a plurality of legs coupled to a distal portion of the elongate... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140364927 - Therapeutic eye and eyelid cover: An eye and eyelid cover includes a pair of spaced viewing windows between which, in use, a reservoir of hot water is contained, and a compartment within which a phase change material is contained, the phase change material being molten at the initial temperature of the hot water and solidifying... Agent: Laboratories Thea

20140364928 - Disposable cassette for intravascular heat exchange catheter: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

  
12/04/2014 > 23 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140358189 - Device and method for snoring detection and control: A device for the treatment of snoring is provided. The device may include a flexible substrate configured for removable attachment to a subject's skin, a primary antenna disposed on the flexible substrate, an interface configured to receive a feedback signal that varies based upon a breathing pattern of the subject;... Agent:

20140358191 - Adjustable nerve electrode: Example adjustable electrodes are described. One example adjustable electrode includes two or more contacts configured to selectively deliver high frequency alternating current (HFAC) to a nerve in an amount sufficient to produce an HFAC nerve conduction block in the nerve. The example adjustable electrode may also include a logic configured... Agent:

20140358190 - External device for an implantable medical system having accessible contraindication information: Disclosed is a remote controller for an implantable medical device having stored contraindication information, which includes information which a patient or clinician might wish to review when assessing the compatibility of a given therapeutic or diagnostic technique or activity with the patient's implant. The stored contraindication information is available through... Agent:

20140358193 - Apparatus and methods for prevention of syncope: A monitoring system has biomechanical sensors, physiological sensors and a controller which receive sensory inputs from the sensors to provide output signals for the output device, and it detects from the sensory inputs risk of a syncopal event The bio-mechanical sensors include sensors arranged to allow the processor to detect... Agent: National University Of Ireland, Galway

20140358192 - Neural prosthesis system and method of control: Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for control using electrical signals recorded from clinically paralyzed muscles and nerves are presented. The discomplete neural prosthesis system and method for clinically paralyzed humans utilizes a controller. The controller is adapted to receive a volitional electrical signal generated by the human that is... Agent:

20140358194 - External device for determining an optimal implantable medical device for a patient using information determined during an external trial stimulation phase: An external controller is disclosed for communicating with an external trial stimulator (ETS) for an implantable medical device. The external controller is programmed with a battery algorithm able to assist a clinician in choosing a suitable implant for the patient based on battery performance parameters estimated for a number of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358197 - Arced implant unit for modulation of nerves: An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject is provided. The implant unit may include a flexible carrier unit including a central portion and two elongated arms extending from the central portion, an antenna, located on the central portion, configured to receive a signal, at least... Agent:

20140358196 - Implant unit for modulation of small diameter nerves: An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject is provided. The implant unit may include an antenna configured to receive a signal, and at least one pair of modulation electrodes configured to be implanted into the body of the subject in the vicinity of at least... Agent:

20140358195 - Implantable medical devices, and methods of use therewith, that use a same coil for receiving both communication and power signals: Implantable medical devices (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, use a same coil for receiving communication and power signals. An IMD, which is configured to operate in a charge or power mode and in a communication mode, includes a coil, power circuitry and communication circuitry. The coil includes first and... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140358198 - Organic sensitizers for up-conversion: The invention relates to compositions, devices containing same, and the use thereof for up-conversion. Said compositions and devices are particularly suitable for generating low-energy radiation.... Agent:

20140358199 - Self-administrable method, system and apparatus for non-invasive neurostimulation therapy of the brain: The present invention is a portable non-invasive apparatus, system, and method for performing light therapy or photobiomodulation upon the brain tissues through the nostrils of a living mammalian subject for the medical purpose of stimulating the brain in-vivo. In marked difference to conventionally known therapeutic procedures, the present invention utilizes... Agent:

20140358200 - Treatment device using high frequency: A treatment device using a high frequency according to the present invention includes: a plurality of electrodes which transfers high frequency energy to the skin; a plurality of pads each of which is provided on one surface thereof with at least one of the electrodes; and a plurality of elastic... Agent:

20140358201 - Apparatus and method for providing enhanced heat transfer from a body: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette is attached to the circulatory conduits of the... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20140358202 - Clogged milk duct relief device: A clogged milk duct relief device provides warmth and vibration to the breast to relieve pain associated with a clogged milk duct. The device includes a pouch having an outer shell enveloping an interior space. A heat retention substance is positioned in the interior space of the pouch wherein the... Agent:

20140358203 - Thermal assistance device: A thermal assistance device is useful to provide supplemental heating or cooling to a user's circulating core blood, or to the blood supply to an extremity of a user.... Agent:

20140358204 - Method and apparatus for controlling menopausal hot flashes: A device and method for non-invasive treatment of menopausal hot flashes. The device includes a hand-held assembly sized to be held in the palm of a user's hand; a cooling plate within the assembly and a cradle which docks with the assembly. The cradle plugs into an AC power source... Agent:

20140358205 - Method and apparatus of evaporative cooling for an animal: The present invention provides a method and apparatus of evaporative cooling which targets one or more of an animal's muscle tissue areas, as the head and neck, chest, shoulder, back or gluteal muscles, and leg and ankle of the body chest, shoulder, back and gluteal muscles, and does not otherwise... Agent:

20140358206 - Therapeutic heating and cooling packs comprising decorative elements: It is an object of the invention to provide devices and methods for thermal treatment, e.g., cooling and heating, of body parts for purposes of alleviating discomfort, pain, stress and inflammation.... Agent:

20140358209 - Leads with segmented electrodes and methods of making and using the leads: A stimulation lead includes a lead body. Terminals and electrodes are disposed along opposing end portions of the lead body and are electrically-coupled to one another via conductors. The electrodes include segmented electrodes. Each of the segmented electrodes includes a proximal end, a distal end, an exterior surface, an interior... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358210 - Methods for manufacturing segmented electrode leads using a removable ring and the leads formed thereby: A method of making an electrical stimulation lead includes attaching segmented electrodes to an interior of a ring in a circumferentially spaced-apart arrangement; attaching a conductor wire to each of the segmented electrodes; coupling the ring with the segmented electrodes to a lead body; and, after coupling to the lead... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358208 - Segmented electrode leads formed from pre-electrodes with alignment features and methods of making and using the leads: A pre-electrode for a stimulation lead includes a generally cylindrical body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes multiple segmented electrodes disposed along the body; connecting material disposed along the outer surface of the body and coupling each of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358207 - Segmented electrode leads formed from pre-electrodes with depressions or apertures and methods of making and using: A pre-electrode for a stimulation lead includes a generally cylindrical body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes segmented electrodes disposed along the body in a spaced-apart configuration, connecting material coupling each of the segmented electrodes to one another and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358211 - Support device for supporting a transmission coil on the body of a patient: A support device for supporting a transmission coil on the body of a patient, with a receiving or securing device or a receiving space for receiving or securing the transmission coil in and/or on the support device, and further comprising a detection device for detecting a process of application, a... Agent:

  
11/27/2014 > 40 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140350616 - Microperfusive electrical stimulation: A method of treating a patient in cardiac arrest (e.g., in fibrillation, electrochemical dissociation, or asystole), the method comprising delivering an agent for enhancement of cardiac function to the coronary arteries of the patient; and microperfusing the patient's cardiac tissue by electromagnetically stimulating the cardiac issue at an energy level... Agent:

20140350617 - Defibrillator with protocol for selectively interrupting cpr: An automated external defibrillator (AED) (10) having a treatment decision processor (28) is described which estimates the probability of successful resuscitation made from an analysis of a patient parameter measured in the presence of CPR artifact. The invention may also adjust its analysis protocol and guidance outputs depending on a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140350620 - Identify insulation breach using electrograms: An implantable medical device capable of sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac electrical stimulation therapies is enabled to detect a short circuit event. A signal is sensed by a sensing module coupled to electrodes. A controller detects a short circuit event in response to a slope of the sensed signal... Agent:

20140350621 - Identify insulation breach using electrograms: An implantable medical device capable of sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac electrical stimulation therapies is enabled to detect a short circuit of a medical electrical lead. A physiological signal correlated to a motion of a patient is sensed via a physiological sensor. If a lead monitoring condition is met... Agent:

20140350619 - System and method for detection enhancement programming: A system and method of enabling detection enhancements selected from a plurality of detection enhancements. In a system having a plurality of clinical rhythms, including a first clinical rhythm, where each of the detection enhancements is associated with the clinical rhythms, the first clinical rhythm is selected. The first clinical... Agent:

20140350618 - Vector switching in an implantable cardiac stimulus system: The implantable cardiac treatment system of the present invention is capable of choosing the most appropriate electrode vector to sense within a particular patient. In certain embodiments, the implantable cardiac treatment system determines the most appropriate electrode vector for continuous sensing based on which electrode vector results in the greatest... Agent:

20140350622 - Microperfusive electrical stimulation: A method of treating a patient in cardiac arrest (e.g., in fibrillation, electrochemical dissociation, or asystole), the method comprising delivering an agent for enhancement of cardiac function to the coronary arteries of the patient; and microperfusing the patient's cardiac tissue by electromagnetically stimulating the cardiac issue at an energy level... Agent:

20140350623 - System and method for controlling electrical stimulation based on lowest operable voltage multiplier for use with implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for use with implantable devices equipped with programmable voltage multipliers (including voltage dividers.) Candidate pulse widths are determined for selected voltage multipliers and stimulation vectors. Each candidate pulse width corresponds to a lowest pulse energy sufficient to achieve capture within the tissues of the patient (subject to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140350624 - System and method for stimulating the heart via the vagus nerve: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart to determine the presence of a rapid heartbeat. The rules engine applies rules to the sensor data to determine whether to deliver an electrical waveform to a vagus nerve. The rules engine further determines whether an electrical waveform... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350627 - System and method for conditioning the heart using sub-threshold anodal stimulation: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multi-phase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine. The electrical waveform is applied... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350629 - System and method for stimulating the heart in combination with cardiac rhythm management pharmaceuticals: Sensors are applied to the heart and sensor data is supplied to a rules engine. The rules engine applies rules that reflect a CRM pharmaceutical regime of the patient to the sensor data to determine whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart. When electrical stimulation is warranted,... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350625 - System and method for stimulating the heart using sub-threshold biphasic stimulation: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multiphase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine. The electrical waveform is applied... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350626 - System and method for stimulating the heart via storage of multi-waveforms in a cardiac stimulation device: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multi-phase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine from waveform data stored in... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350628 - System and method for triggering conditioning of the heart using the intrinsic heartbeat: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and detects an intrinsic beat of the heart. The rules engine determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform.... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350631 - Sensing vector selection in a cardiac stimulus device with postural assessment: Methods, implantable medical devices and systems configured to perform analysis of captured signals from implanted electrodes to identify cardiac arrhythmias. In an illustrative embodiment, signals captured from two or more sensing vectors are analyzed, where the signals are captured with a patient in at least first and second body positions.... Agent:

20140350630 - System and method for evaluating diastolic function based on cardiogenic impedance using an implantable medical device: Diastolic function is monitored within a patient based on dynamic cardiogenic impedance as measured by a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. In one example, the device uses ventricular cardiogenic impedance values to detect E-wave parameters representative of passive filling of the ventricles. Atrial cardiogenic impedance values are used to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140350632 - Neural modulation devices and methods: A system for designing a therapy or for treating a gastrointestinal disorder or a condition associated with excess weight in a subject comprising at least one electrode configured to be implanted within a body of the patient and placed at a vagus nerve, the electrode also configured to apply therapy... Agent:

20140350633 - Systems and methods that provide electrical stimulation to a nerve to reduce a reflex that affects a bodily function: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system for electrical stimulation. A waveform generator can be configured to generate an electrical waveform. An electrode can be electrically coupled to the waveform generator and configured to deliver the electrical waveform to a nerve to reduce at least one reflex... Agent:

20140350635 - Deep brain stimulator and method of use: A neurostimulation system is shown and described. The neurostimulation system may include a stimulation device implantable into a patient, a lead operatively coupled with the stimulation device, a first power cell providing power to the stimulation device where the first power cell is charged by an externally applied AC (High... Agent: Deep Brain Innovations LLC

20140350634 - Devices, systems and methods for deep brain stimulation parameters: Devices, systems and methods for increasing the efficacy and/or efficiency of deep brain stimulation (DBS) using parameters of stimulation that are custom tailored to a unique set of one or more symptoms and/or to a specific patient is shown and described herein. Also disclosed are devices, systems and methods for... Agent: Duke University

20140350636 - Peripheral nerve field stimulation control: Peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) may be controlled based on detected physiological effects of the PNFS, which may be an efferent response to the PNFS. In some examples, a closed-loop therapy system may include a sensing module that senses a physiological parameter of the patient, which may be indicative of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140350637 - Bioelectronics for controlling skeletal muscles by neuro-electrical coded signals: Bioelectronics for controlling a skeletal muscle by means of a neuro-electrical coded signal. An actual neuro-coded signal that is naturally generated in a body and operative in control of a skeletal muscle can be collected from a nervous network and stored in a database associated with an electronic device. An... Agent: Codes Of Life, LLC

20140350638 - Wireless cardioresonance stimulation: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronised stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient. The apparatus comprises an active and a passive electrode for attachment to said patient, a signal processor having a configuration input for varying a time delay associated... Agent:

20140350639 - Method and apparatus for predicting and controlling the percepts induced by a visual prosthesis: Here we present the first model that quantitatively predicts the apparent spatial position and shape of percepts elicited by retinal electrical stimulation in humans based on the known anatomy of the retina. This model successfully predicts both the shape of percepts elicited by single electrode stimulation and the shape and... Agent:

20140350640 - Implantable medical device and tool sensors: Implantable medical devices and instruments (tools) including one or more implantable sensors. In certain embodiments, a hearing prosthesis comprises an implantable stimulating assembly configured to be implanted in a recipient's cochlea. At least one implantable sensor is disposed in the implantable stimulating assembly and is configured to monitor an insertion... Agent:

20140350641 - Information processing and storage in a cochlear stimulation system: Information can be stored in a cochlear stimulation system by determining an item of patient specific information, transferring the item of patient specific information to an implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation system, and permanently storing the item of patient specific information in the implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation... Agent:

20140350642 - Metal complexes comprising 1,2,3-triazoles: The present invention relates inter alia to a new class of metal complexes comprising 1,2,3-triazoles having improved solubility and enhanced electro-optical properties. The present invention further relates to the preparation and use of these compounds.... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh

20140350643 - Phototherapy apparatus for skin treatment: A wearable hands-free apparatus for providing phototherapy treatment to a number of hair, scalp and skin related conditions includes a supporting member for pivotally supporting a light emitting plate in spaced, opposing relation to the user's head. The light emitting plate is fitted with an array of light generating sources,... Agent: Apira Science, Inc.

20140350644 - Oscillating photo light therapy device: An oscillating photo light therapy device includes a base and a light emitting unit pivotally mounted to the base. The light emitting unit is provided with at least one light emitting source. A movement imparting mechanism is provided for displacing the light emitting unit relative to the base along an... Agent:

20140350645 - Altering temperature in a mammalian body: The present application relates to systems and methods for altering temperature in a mammalian body. Optionally, the systems and methods can be used to lower or raise core body temperature of a mammalian subject. Optionally, the systems and methods can be used to lower or raise the temperature of glabrous... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140350646 - Universal diathermy heat applicator: A resonant radio frequency diathermy heat applicator, including a flexible pad, an inductive coil with moderate defined resistance, fixed tuning capacitors, connecting cable and shielding that is broadly tuned to the signal source in a manner that eliminates the requirement for variable tuning elements.... Agent: Regear Life Sciences, Inc.

20140350647 - Electromagnetic hyperthermia assembly: An electromagnetic hyperthermia assembly includes: a substrate; a plurality of hyperthermia needles each having a needle portion that extends through and downwardly from the substrate and that has a needle tip distal from the substrate; and a guiding plate having a plurality of through holes. The needle portions of the... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

20140350648 - Body temperature reduction systems and associated methods: Systems and methods for lowering the core body temperature of subject are generally described. In certain embodiments, the core body temperature of a subject can be lowered by using a heat exchanger configured to cool an intubation gas that is transported to the subject via an intubation tube. The intubation... Agent: Dynasil Biomedical Corporation

20140350649 - Methods for modulating osteochondral development using bioelectrical stimulation: Compositions and methods are provided for modulating the growth, development and repair of bone, cartilage or other connective tissue. Devices and stimulus waveforms are provided to differentially modulate the behavior of osteoblasts, chondrocytes and other connective tissue cells to promote proliferation, differentiation, matrix formation or mineralization for in vitro or... Agent:

20140350653 - Electrode leads for use with implantable neuromuscular electrical stimulator: An apparatus for neuromuscular electrical stimulation is provided. The apparatus may be a stimulation lead having an elongated member made up of at least one conductor and an insulative sheath surrounding at least a portion of the conductor. A distal portion of the elongated member may include one or more... Agent: Mainstay Medical Limited

20140350654 - Grounding of a shield within an implantable medical lead: Implantable medical leads include a shield that is guarded at a termination by having a first portion and a second portion of the shield, where the first portion is between a termination of the shield at the second portion and an inner insulation layer that surrounds the filars. The first... Agent:

20140350651 - High reliability wire welding for implantable devices: Methods of making an implantable pulse generator are disclosed herein. The implantable pulse generator can include a body defining an internal volume and a plurality of wires extending from out of the internal volume of the body. Some of these wires can be connected, either directly or indirectly to a... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140350650 - Leads for neurostimulation and method of assembling the same: A neurostimulator lead including an elongated lead body having stimulating and proximal end portions and a center axis extending therebetween. The lead body includes an inner tubing that extends along the center axis. The inner tubing includes wire conductors that extend between the stimulating and proximal end portions. The lead... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.

20140350652 - Modular biomedical implants: A modular biomedical implant includes a processor, an electrode array, and a cable. The first end of the cable is attached to the electrode array and a second end of the cable terminates in a first array of contacts. A second array of contacts is electrically connected to the processor.... Agent:

20140350655 - Lead identification system: In some examples, a lead identification system includes a first set of first lead indicators and a second set of second lead indicators. Each of the first lead indicators is configured to removably attach to at least one of a first therapy delivery element, a first epidural needle, or a... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

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