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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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09/04/2014 > 21 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20140249593 - Method and device for counterpulsation therapy: A method of counterpulsation therapy is provided, the method comprising use of a combination of cardiac electrical activity and acoustic signals in such a manner that initially R wave on a cardiogram and then II (aortic) sound are determined, and, after the II sound has been determined, stimulation of muscles... Agent:

20140249594 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tLESRs). Individuals with tLESRs may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols.... Agent: Endostim, Inc.

20140249596 - Electrical stimulation device having remote access: An electrical stimulation device configured to perform an electrical stimulation therapy on a patient includes a stimulation circuit, at least one electrode lead comprising one or more electrodes, a communication circuit and a controller. The controller is configured to execute a stimulation program received through the communication circuit. Electrical stimulation... Agent: Ams Research Corporation A Corporation

20140249595 - Methods and systems for achieving a physiological response by pudendal nerve stimulation and blockade: Methods and apparatus are therefore provided herein for stimulating a desired physiological effect. The methods and apparatus can be used to control micturition, defecation and/or ejaculation. The methods and apparatus also can be used to control pain in the lower pelvic region, for example and without limitation, interstitial cystitis. The... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20140249597 - High-frequency electrical nerve block: A method and apparatus that resulted in blocking an action potential in a nerve.... Agent: Neuros Medical, Inc.

20140249598 - Devices and methods for brain stimulation: A device for brain stimulation that includes n lead having a longitudinal surface; at least one stimulation electrode disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead; and at least one recording electrode, separate from the at least one stimulation electrode, disposed along she longitudinal surface of the lead.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140249599 - System and method of providing computer assisted stimulation programming (casp): A computer assisted programming method includes ramping up a stimulation current for a plurality of contacts on a lead. Patient feedback is received while the stimulation current is being ramped up. Patient feedback indicates that the patient is beginning to feel stimulation. Based on the patient feedback, amplitude of the... Agent:

20140249600 - Collecting gait information for evaluation and control of therapy: A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. The medical device or another device may periodically determine an activity level or gait parameter of the patient, and associate each determined level or parameter with a current therapy parameter set. A value of at least one activity metric is determined... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140249602 - Device longevity prediction for a device having variable energy consumption: A system and method for estimating the longevity of an implantable medical device (IMD). In one embodiment of a method for estimating a life of a power source of an implantable medical device, a first life estimate of the power source is determined based on a first open-loop value corresponding... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140249601 - Systems and methods for wireless control of noninvasive electrotherapy: Methods and devices for providing noninvasive electrotherapy and electrical stimulation are described herein. In one aspect, a device for noninvasive electrotherapy includes wireless communication circuitry configured to receive pulse generation control signals wirelessly transmitted from a computing device. The device can include pulse generation circuitry configured to deliver electrical waveforms... Agent: Empi, Inc.

20140249603 - Battery charger circuit for battery powered implantable neurostimulation systems: An implantable device includes a stimulation electronic circuit, a battery, a receiver configured to receive energy from a source external to the implantable stimulation device, and a battery charger circuit configured to use the energy to charge the battery and power the stimulation electronic circuit, the battery charger circuit including... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140249605 - Collecting sleep quality information via a medical device: At least one of a medical device, such as an implantable medical device, and a programming device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140249604 - Method for detecting and treating ventricular arrhythmia: A system and method for long-term monitoring of cardiac conditions such as arrhythmias is disclosed. The invention includes a pulse generator including means for sensing an arrhythmia. The pulse generator is coupled to at least one subcutaneous electrode or electrode array for providing electrical stimulation such as cardioversion/defibrillation shocks and/or... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140249606 - Organic ionic compounds, compositions and electronic devices: The present invention relates inter alia to novel compositions, compounds and formulations of multi-charged organic cations or anions having a functional organic group or a non-functional organic group. The present invention further relates to devices comprising the these compositions, compounds or formulations.... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh Patents & Scientific Information

20140249607 - Fat reducing device and method utilizing optical emitters: A fat reducing device and method utilizing optical emitters also includes reducing lipid content of subcutaneous adipocytes using the optical emitting device, and delivering red light at approximately 313.6 Lux at a wavelength of approximately 635 nm for between 1 and 8 minutes, resulting in a total delivery of 2.88... Agent:

20140249608 - Devices for vestibular or cranial nerve stimulation: A nerve tissue stimulator configured for contacting to or insertion in the body of a subject to stimulate a tissue therein, said probe comprising: (a) a support configured for contacting to or positioning adjacent a tissue of said subject; (b) at least one thermoelectric device (TED) on said support and... Agent: Scion Neurostim, LLC

20140249609 - Methods and systems for skin treatment: Systems and methods are provided for focused remodeling and downsizing the volume of subcutaneous lipid-rich cells, body contouring, and tightening skin tissue, using controlled heating of the targeted areas on the body. Electromagnetic energy heats skin layers or tissues to achieve an aesthetic effect. The electromagnetic energy may be applied... Agent:

20140249610 - Refrigerant cartridges for cryotherapeutic systems and associated methods of making and using: Refrigerant cartridges for cryotherapeutic neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, for example, a cryotherapeutic system includes a shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a supply lumen along at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft can be configured to locate... Agent:

20140249612 - Mri compatible leads for a deep brain stimulation system: A lead including a liquid crystal polymer including conductive particles dispersed therein. The lead may be adapted to conduct direct current for deep brain stimulation treatment or for use in other in vivo medical devices, while limiting the heat in implants in implants when exposed to MRI environments. Related methods... Agent:

20140249611 - Screwless quick system for connecting a lead connector to a generator of an implantable medical device: A screwless quick connection system for connecting a lead connector to a generator of an active implantable medical device is shown and described. The connector head includes a housing receiving a plug of a lead connector. A mechanism for locking the plug into the housing is provided by a U-folded... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.

20140249613 - Flexible therapy electrode: An electrode assembly includes a first surface to be placed adjacent a person's skin and a second surface including a plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel. The plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel are disposed on sections of the electrode assembly that are at least partially physically separated and may... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

08/28/2014 > 34 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20140243914 - Automated pediatric defibrillator: A device for assisting a rescuer in delivering therapy to an adult or pediatric patient, the device including a user interface comprising a display and/or audio speakers, the user interface being configured to deliver prompts to a rescuer to assist the rescuer in delivering therapy to a patient; a processor... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140243915 - Automated pediatric defibrillator: A device for assisting a rescuer in delivering therapy to an adult or pediatric patient, the device including a user interface comprising a display and/or audio speakers, the user interface being configured to deliver prompts to a rescuer to assist the rescuer in delivering therapy to a patient; a processor... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140243916 - Automated pediatric defibrillator: A device for assisting a rescuer in delivering therapy to an adult or pediatric patient, the device including a user interface comprising a display and/or audio speakers, the user interface being configured to deliver prompts to a rescuer to assist the rescuer in delivering therapy to a patient; a processor... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140243913 - Genetic algorithm based auditory training: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to the use of a genetic algorithm for the purpose of providing progressive and adaptive auditory training (rehabilitation) to a recipient of a hearing prosthesis. In general, the genetic algorithm is used to adapt the training process to automatically increase the difficulty... Agent:

20140243917 - Method and system for improving impedance data quality in the presence of pacing pulses: An implantable medical device, comprised of at least one lead configured to be located proximate to a heart, the at least one lead including electrodes, at least a portion of the electrodes configured to sense cardiac activity. A therapy module configured to control delivery of pacing pulses in accordance with... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140243918 - Wearable defibrillator with a multivector shock waveform: A transthoracic defibrillator for external defibrillation comprises at least three electrodes configured to be attached to the thorax of a patient to establish at least two electrical paths across the thoracic cavity and through the heart of the patient. In addition, a defibrillator circuit contained in a defibrillator housing has... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.

20140243919 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for multiple stimulation from a single stimulator: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided to stimulate multiple sites in a heart. A controller senses electrical activity associated with sinus rhythm of the heart. A signal generator is configured to generate an electrical signal for stimulating the heart. Based on the electrical signal, a distributor circuit then distributes the... Agent: Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC

20140243920 - Neurostimulation controlled by assessment of cardiovascular risk: Stimulation of a patient's nervous system is controlled based on cardiovascular risk assessment performed by an implantable medical device. For example, an implantable medical device may monitor cardiac electrical activity to detect changes in the ST segment. Upon detection of a certain change in the ST segment, the implantable medical... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140243921 - Swallowable capsule and method for stimulating incretin production within the intestinal tract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many embodiments provide a method and apparatus for the treatment of diabetes by electrically stimulating L-cells to secrete incretins to stimulate or... Agent: Incube Labs, LLC

20140243922 - Devices and methods for stimulating nerves: A device for stimulating nerves adjacent the vagina includes a nerve stimulating element coupled to a main body. The nerve stimulating element is positioned and designed to stimulate the vesical, Frankenhauser's and/or inferior hypogastric plexuses. The device may reside in the vaginal fornices. An implant is also provided which has... Agent: Fempulse, LLC

20140243923 - Multi-channel neuromodulation system having frequency modulation stimulation: A neuromodulation system comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to electrodes, modulation output circuitry configured for respectively outputting a plurality of individual electrical pulse trains in a plurality of timing channels to the electrical terminals, wherein each of the timing channels prevents the respective pulse... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243925 - Neuromodulation system and method for automatically adjusting stimulation parameters to optimize power consumption: An electrical neuromodulation system configured for minimizing energy consumption of a neuromodulation device includes an external control device configured for receiving input from a user, the neuromodulation device in communication with the external control device, and control/processing circuitry. The control/processing circuitry is configured for automatically (a) adjusting a modulation parameter... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243927 - Neuromodulation system with dual telemetry system: An implantable neuromodulation device includes a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of electrodes; analog output circuitry configured for delivering electrical modulation energy to the electrical terminals in accordance with programming data from a first external control device; a low-speed telemetry system configured for... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243926 - Neurostimulation system and method for automatically adjusting stimulation and reducing energy requirements using evoked action potential: A neurostimulation system comprising stimulation output circuitry configured for delivering stimulation pulses to target tissue in accordance with a set of stimulation parameters. The neurostimulation system comprises monitoring circuitry configured for continuously measuring action potentials evoked in the target tissue in response to the delivery of the stimulation pulses to... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243924 - Neurostimulation system having increased flexibility for creating complex pulse trains: A neuromodulation system comprises electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to electrodes. The system further comprises modulation output circuitry configured for respectively outputting individual electrical pulse trains in timing channels to the electrical terminals, wherein each of the pulse trains has a modulation pulse, and at least one of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243928 - Compensation current optimization for cochlear implant systems: An exemplary system includes a sound processor configured to process one or more audio signals and an implantable cochlear stimulator configured to apply stimulation representative of the one or more audio signals to a patient via a plurality of electrodes. In some embodiments, the sound processor directs the implantable cochlear... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140243929 - Controlled titration of neurostimulation therapy: Described herein are methods and devices that utilize electrical neural stimulation to treat heart failure by modulating a patient's autonomic balance in a manner that inhibits sympathetic activity and/or augments parasympathetic activity. Because other therapies for treating heart failure may also affect a patient's autonomic balance, a device for delivering... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140243930 - Folded antennas for implantable medical devices: In an example, an apparatus can include an implantable medical device comprising a housing, an implantable telemetry circuit carried within the housing, a dielectric compartment mechanically coupled to the housing, the dielectric compartment including first and second substantially parallel face portions and a third face portion extending between the first... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140243931 - Method and apparatus for application of a neural stimulus: A method of applying a neural stimulus with an implanted electrode array involves applying a sequence of stimuli configured to yield a therapeutic effect while suppressing psychophysical side effects. The stimuli sequence is configured such that a first stimulus recruits a portion of the fibre population, and a second stimulus... Agent: Saluda Medical Pty. Ltd.

20140243932 - Unidirectional neural stimulation systems, devices and methods: An embodiment relates to a method for delivering a unidirectional afferent nerve stimulation treatment. A test neural stimulation is delivered, and a physiologic response to the test neural stimulation is monitored. At least one neural stimulation parameter for the test neural stimulation is adjusted if the test neural stimulation does... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140243935 - Method and apparatus for determining circadian input: A method and apparatus for determining the circadian input of a light source includes selecting a circadian input to be measured based on an action spectrum corresponding to a wavelength sensitivity of photoreceptors for a circadian regulation system, where the circadian input is configured to stimulate a retinaldehyde photopigment, and... Agent: Progressive Lighting And Radiometrics, LLC

20140243933 - Modulation of the activity of mitochondria in brown adipose tissue by photobiomodulation for the treatment of obesity: A method for treating obesity by activating non-shivering thermogenesis in mitochondria of targeted brown adipose tissue. A photobiomodulation device including one or more light sources is provided. The mitochondria of the targeted brown adipose tissue is photobiomodulated by exposure to light produced by the light source at a wavelength that... Agent: Medos International Sarl

20140243934 - Non-invasive energy upconversion methods and systems: Products, compositions, systems, and methods for modifying a target structure. The methods may be performed in a non-invasive manner by placing a nanoparticle having a metallic shell on at least a fraction of a surface in a vicinity of a target structure in a subject and applying an initiation energy... Agent: Immunolight, LLC

20140243936 - Beam therapy apparatus and method for controlling same: The present invention relates to a beam therapy apparatus comprising: a main body; a beam generating unit accommodated in an interior of the main body to generate a therapy beam for treating lesions in a patient; a beam delivery unit accommodated in the interior of the main body to guide... Agent: Lutronic Corporation

20140243937 - Red light implant for treating the spine: Red light-emitting implants for treating a spine.... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140243938 - Systems and devices for treatment of hypothermia and systems including garments adapted to controllably emit energy for warming wearer: A system for the treatment of hypothermia includes an energy source controllably operable to output energy, a controller operably associated with the energy source, an encasing-structure being conformable over a treatment region, and one or more vital sign detectors adapted to generate an electrical signal indicative of a measurement of... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243939 - Temperature and flow control methods in a thermal therapy device: A controlled temperature therapy system has a pump, a reservoir, and a therapy component. The reservoir has an inlet in communication with the therapy component and an outlet in communication with the pump. The reservoir may also include a baffle adjacent the outlet. The inlet may be a moveable inlet,... Agent:

20140243940 - Disposable thermal regulation apparatus: The present invention is directed to a thermo-regulation device for treating an area with in need of thermal regulation. The invention includes a device configured to be fitted over an area in need of thermal regulation; wherein a plurality of cells are integral to the covering body, each cell is... Agent:

20140243941 - Systems, methods and apparatus for bilateral caloric vestibular stimulation: An in-ear stimulation device for administering caloric stimulation to the ear canal of a subject includes (a) first and second earpieces configured to be insertable into the ear canals of the subject; (b) at least first and second thermoelectric devices thermally coupled to respective ones of the first and second... Agent:

20140243942 - Lead connector with glass braze: A medical device lead connector includes two or more electrically conducting contact rings spaced apart by electrically insulating ceramic ring. An electrically insulating glass material fixes the two or more electrically conducting contact rings to the insulating ceramic ring in axial alignment.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140243945 - Burr hole plug designs: The burr hole plug comprises a plug base configured for being mounted around a burr hole, and having an aperture through which an elongated medical device exiting the burr hole may pass. The burr hole plug further comprises a retainer configured for being mounted within the plug base aperture. The... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243944 - Header block for an aimd with an abandoned lead connector cavity: A header for an active implantable medical device includes a header block body and at least one active connector cavity configured to be attachable to an active lead. A first conductive leadwire has a first and second end, where the first end of the first conductive leadwire is electrically connected... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20140243943 - System and method for stimulating intraosseous nerve fibers: A method for treating a patient having pain comprises applying electrical modulation energy to a target site adjacent an intraosseous nerve fiber of the patient to modulate pain traffic within the intraosseous nerve fiber, thereby treating the pain.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140243946 - Implantable medical device including assembly incorporating radiopaque agent and elutable drug into a polymeric lead tip: An assembly for an implantable device can be made from PEEK and can incorporate one or more radiopaque agents and one or more elutable drug components into a polymeric lead tip. The assembly can be machined or injection molded and can be configured, for example, as a housing for an... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

08/21/2014 > 25 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.

20140236248 - Coordinated medium voltage therapy for improving effectiveness of defibrillation therapy: Automated treatment of arrhythmia utilizing an electrotherapy device. Time-coordinated applications of medium-voltage therapy (MVT) followed by high-voltage therapy (HVT) include a first MVT waveform to a first target region and a second MVT waveform to a second target region, such that the HVT is synchronized relative to a first compression... Agent: Galvani, Ltd.

20140236249 - Electronic skin patch for real time monitoring of cardiac activity and personal health management: A novel wearable electronic skin patch sensor device configured for the real time acquisition, processing and communicating of cardiac activity and other types of biological information within a wired or wireless network is disclosed. A system level scheme for networking the sensor device with client devices that include intelligent personal... Agent: Ip Holdings, Inc.

20140236250 - Electrical muscle controller: A method of modifying the force of contraction of at least a portion of a heart chamber, including providing a subject having a heart, comprising at least a portion having an activation, and applying a non-excitatory electric field having a given duration, at a delay after the activation, to the... Agent: Impulse Dynamics Nv

20140236251 - Pacing configuration for an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes a sensor configured to generate an endocardial acceleration (EA) signal representative of activity of a patient's heart. The device further includes one or more circuits configured to identify within the EA signal at least one EA signal component corresponding to at least one peak of... Agent:

20140236252 - Criteria for optimal electrical resynchronization during fusion pacing: Generally, the disclosure is directed one or more methods or systems of cardiac pacing employing a plurality of left ventricular electrodes. Pacing using a first one of the left ventricular electrodes and measuring activation times at other ones of the left and right ventricular electrodes. Pacing using a second one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140236253 - Criteria for optimal electrical resynchronization during fusion pacing: Generally, the disclosure is directed one or more methods or systems of cardiac pacing employing a plurality of left ventricular electrodes. Pacing using a first one of the left ventricular electrodes and measuring activation times at other ones of the left and right ventricular electrodes. Pacing using a second one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140236254 - Devices and methods for treatment of the alimentary tract: An alimentary tract treatment system is disclosed. The system may include a plurality of sensor devices for engaging a wall of a portion of the alimentary tract. The plurality of sensor devices may sense a parameter of the wall. The system may also include an alimentary tract treatment device for... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140236255 - Method of stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue: A method for controlling a position of a patient's tongue includes attaching at least one electrode to the patient's Hypoglossal nerve and applying an electric signal through the electrode to at least one targeted motor efferent located within the Hypoglossal nerve to stimulate at least one muscle of the tongue.... Agent: Imthera Medical, Inc.

20140236256 - System for setting programmable parameters for an implantable hypertension treatment device: A real time, heart rate monitor and a hemodynamic monitoring system are operably integrated with the programmer system for an implantable hypertension treatment device. A series of tests are automatically performed to set programmable parameters for the implantable hypertension treatment device without clinician intervention. In one embodiment, a predetermined level... Agent:

20140236258 - Cutaneous field stimulation with disposable and rechargeable components: A CFS system includes self-adhesive, disposable pads. Each pad is combined with a sealed, cleanable battery/controller pod and then placed on the body where needed. The battery/controller pod preferably has wireless capability, such as Bluetooth® capability. The patient can download an application to a smartphone or similar mobile device to... Agent: Meagan Medical, Inc.

20140236259 - Lead coupler for multiple neurological stimulation leads: An implantable neurological stimulation lead assembly (10) having multiple elongated stimulation leads coupled together in parallel with a lead coupler (13) for delivering electrical impulses to subcutaneous tissue for treatment. The lead coupler (13) includes a set of interconnected expandable elastic collars (15), one collar for each lead (11,12), whereby... Agent:

20140236257 - Method and apparatus for controlling a neural stimulus: An implantable device applies and controls a neural stimulus. The device has a plurality of electrodes, and a stimulus source for providing a stimulus to be delivered from the electrodes to a neural pathway in order to evoke an action potential on the neural pathway, such as the spinal cord.... Agent: Saluda Medical Pty. Ltd.

20140236260 - Visual prosthesis apparatus: Visual prosthesis apparatus includes an image receiver, a processor coupled to the image receiver, a stimulation device coupled to the processor, and an eye monitoring device coupled to the processor. The image receiver receives a sequence of images and the processor produces a stimulation signal at least partially in accordance... Agent: The Bionics Institute Of Australia

20140236262 - Apparatus for measuring and treating dysphagia: According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for measuring and treating dysphagia may comprise: one or more dysphagia measuring sensor units attached to the neck of a patient; one or more electrical stimulation electrode units attached to the neck of the patient to provide electrical stimulation to... Agent: Postech Academy-industry Foundation

20140236261 - Method and system for indicating neurostimulation delivery: A method and system for providing an indication of delivery of a neural stimulation therapy is disclosed. In an example, a method may include identifying current timing of an intermittent neural stimulation (INS) programmed in an implantable medical device (IMD) where the programmed INS includes alternating stimulation ON and stimulation... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140236263 - Telemetry system for use with microstimulator: An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation employs a bi-directional RF telemetry link for allowing data-containing signals to be sent to and from the implantable microstimulator from at least two external devices. Further, a separate electromagnetic inductive telemetry link allows data containing signals... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140236264 - Apparatus and method for electrically administered seizure therapy using titration in the current domain: An ECT system capable of focusing the electrical signals on a specific portion of the patient's brain is provided. The ECT system includes a means of applying unidirectional electrical signals and asymmetric electrodes for focusing the signals on the patient. A method of titrating an electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) system and... Agent: Mecta Corporation

20140236265 - Compositions, methods, devices, and systems for skin care: Accordingly, a need has arisen for improved compositions, methods, devices, and systems for skin care including, without limitation, topical compositions and phototherapy devices and methods. A skin care method may comprise, in some embodiments, contacting at least a portion of the skin of a subject with a homogeneous, stable, self-foaming... Agent:

20140236267 - Photosensitive cardiac rhythm modulation systems: Photosensitive cardiac rhythm modulation structures and systems are described. A genetically-engineered tissue comprising a population of pacing cells expressing a photosensitive membrane transport mechanism that is responsive to light of a particular wavelength(s) combined with one or more of a light source, a power generator, and a sensor provides pacemaker... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140236266 - System for generating non-homogenous biologically-adjusted light and associated methods: A lighting apparatus including a plurality of luminaires, each including a controller configured to operate the luminaire and positioned in communication with a computerized device. Each luminaire is selectively operable to emit source light, characterized by a dominant source light wavelength within a range from 390 nanometers to 750 nanometers.... Agent: Biological Illumination, LLC

20140236268 - Far infrared body strap that soothes pain: The present invention is formed by a body strap, far infrared releasers that can be increased or decreased, electricity connectors and a controller. The far infrared releasers on the body strap are connected serially for use by the electricity connectors. Connection assemblies are then disposed at body parts where pain... Agent:

20140236269 - Hair restoration caring device: A hair restoration caring device includes a treatment hood, a suspension member and a hair caring device. The treatment hood is to be disposed over a user's head. The suspension member is fastened to the treatment hood. The hair caring device is attached to the suspension member and is movable... Agent: Wellmike Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20140236270 - Method and ocular implant for transmission of nerve-stimulation light: An improved prosthesis and method for stimulating vision nerves to obtain a vision sensation that is useful for the patient that has lost vision due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other diseases. The present invention utilizes infrared light to cause action potentials in the retinal... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140236271 - Headwear for removing heat from a person's scalp in order to prevent hair loss: Headwear (2) for removing heat from a person's scalp in order to prevent hair loss, comprising a body portion (4) for fitting over the scalp, an inlet (6) and an outlet (8), and fastener means (10) the headwear (2) being such that it opens to a flat condition when it... Agent:

20140236272 - Devices and methods for non-invasive capacitive electrical stimulation and their use for vagus nerve stimulation on the neck of a patient: A non-invasive electrical stimulator shapes an elongated electric field of effect that can be oriented parallel to a long nerve, such as a vagus nerve in a patient's neck, producing a desired physiological response in the patient. The stimulator comprises a source of electrical power, at least one electrode and... Agent: Electrocore, LLC

08/14/2014 > 28 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20140228901 - Inductive link coupled miniature intra-cochlear elements: An implantable stimulation device is described which includes a flexible carrier member for implantation adjacent to target neural tissue. Carrier wires are embedded within the carrier member for conducting electrical signals. At least one active interface device also is within the carrier member and includes a hermetically sealed device housing... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20140228900 - Selective recruitment and activation of fiber types in nerves for the control of undesirable brain state changes: We disclose methods and medical device systems for selectively recruiting a nerve fiber type within a cranial nerve, a peripheral nerve or a spinal root. Such a method may comprise applying a first pressure, a heating, and/or a cooling to a second location of the nerve, the pressure, heating, or... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, LLC

20140228902 - Method and apparatus for indication-based programming of cardiac rhythm management devices: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes a programming device that determines parameters for programming an implantable medical device based on patient-specific information including indications for use of the implantable medical device. By executing an indication-based programming algorithm, the programming device substantially automates the process between the diagnosis of a... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140228903 - Defibrillator electrode identification system: An electrode identification system (1) for defibrillators, comprising an electrode plug (2) adapted for connection to at least one electrode having a first pair of conducting contacts (6, 8), an identification element (10) connected between the first pair of conducting contacts, a second pair of conducting contacts (12, 14) for... Agent: Heartsine Technologies Limited

20140228904 - System for seamless and secure networking of implantable medical devices, electronic patch devices and wearable devices: A system level scheme for networking of implantable devices, electronic patch devices/sensors coupled to the body, and wearable sensors/devices with cellular telephone/mobile devices, peripheral devices and remote servers is described.... Agent: Ip Holdings, Inc.

20140228905 - Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods: A method of treating a patient, comprising: sensing a biological parameter indicative of respiration; analyzing the biological parameter to identify a respiratory cycle; identifying an inspiratory phase of the respiratory cycle; and delivering stimulation to a hypoglossal nerve of the patient, wherein stimulation is delivered if a duration of the... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140228906 - Devices, systems and methods for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices and systems used for the treatment of mood, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive and behavioral disorders (collectively, neuropsychiatric disorders) via stimulation of the superficial elements of the trigeminal nerve (“TNS”). More specifically, cutaneous methods of stimulation of the superficial branches of... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140228907 - Neurostimulation system and method for providing therapy to patient with minimal side effects: A method comprises conveying a pulsed waveform between an electrode and a stimulation site of a spinal cord, thereby evoking the antidromic propagation of action potentials along a first sensory neural fiber creating a therapeutic effect in the tissue region, evoking the orthodromic propagation of action potentials along the first... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140228908 - Methods, systems, and devices for pairing vagus nerve stimulation with motor therapy in stroke patients: A method of treating motor deficits in a stroke patient, comprising assessing a patient's motor deficits, determining therapeutic goals for the patient, based on the patient's motor deficits, selecting therapeutic tasks based on the therapeutic goals, performing each of the selected therapeutic tasks repetitively, observing the performance of the therapeutic... Agent: The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140228909 - System and method for electrode selection and frequency mapping: A system and method for selecting an appropriate implantable hearing device for a patient with a hearing impairment is disclosed. The system includes an auditory parameter generating module configured to receive electronically generated image data of the patient's auditory structure and to generate at least one auditory parameter based on... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20140228911 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tLESRs). Individuals with tLESRs may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols.... Agent: Endostim, Inc.

20140228910 - Method and system for processing cancer cell electrical signals for medical therapy: A scientific computer system with processor capable of recording, storing, and reprogramming the natural electrical signals of cancer cells as found in tumors of humans and animals. The reprogramming process is designed to create a confounding electrical signal for retransmission into a malignant tumor to damage or shut-down the cellular... Agent: Neuro Code Tech Holdings, LLC

20140228912 - Patient control of therapy suspension: An example of a method performed by an implantable medical device (IMD) to deliver a therapy to a patient may include delivering the therapy to the patient, detecting a trigger that is controlled by the patient or a caregiver to the patient, and determining if at least one feature of... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140228913 - Apparatus and method for quantification of the desynchronization between the clocks of two hbc active implants: A method of determining desynchronization between a first implantable medical device and a second implantable medical device. The method includes receiving a synchronization query from the first device at the second device, that is transmitted in response to the first device detecting a predetermined transition of a first clock of... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.

20140228914 - Solid state light emitting devices including adjustable melatonin suppression effects: Solid state light emitting devices include multiple LED components providing adjustable melatonin suppression effects. Multiple LED components may be operated simultaneously according to different operating modes according to which their combined output provides the same or similar chromaticity, but provides melatonin suppressing effects that differ by at least a predetermined... Agent: Cree, Inc.

20140228915 - Pad for use with a phototherapy system: In an embodiment, a pad for use with a phototherapy system includes a first plastic layer having a surface facing the user in a central region. The first plastic layer defined by a peripheral edge has an average percent light transmission in a 440 nm to 480 nm band of... Agent:

20140228916 - Apparatus and method for promoting d-vitamin production in a living organism: The invention regards an apparatus for promoting D-vitamin production in a living organism, comprising at least one lamp assembly, said at least one lamp assembly is adapted to emit polychromatic light, wherein the polychromatic light at least emulates natural light and UV light at wavelengths between 270 nm and 315... Agent: Sr Light Aps

20140228917 - Heat recovering system for light therapy device: The invention relates to a radiation emitting device (1) for application near mammal tissue (2), comprising: a substrate (3) having a front surface (4) and an opposing back surface (5), said substrate accommodating at least one radiation source (6) on said front surface (4). Said at least one radiation source... Agent:

20140228918 - Actively and selectively cooled cushioning surface: A cushioning surface for cooling tissue that reaches a predefined level of immersion into the cushioning surface, comprising: a segmented fluid cushion comprising a plurality of cells interconnected to allow fluid to flow from each cell to at least one of the other plurality of cells; and wherein one or... Agent:

20140228922 - Implantable electrode assembly: An implantable electrode assembly configured to deliver electrical stimulation signals to tissue of a patient includes an implantable mesh comprising a plurality of electrically conductive wires. A plurality of electrodes are fastened to the electrically conductive wires. The electrodes include a stimulation surface and an electrically conductive path between the... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140228920 - Implantable lead with braided conductors: In some examples, an extension includes a connector adapted to electrically couple to a proximal end of the therapy delivery element. An elongated extension body is attached to the connector. The elongated extension body includes a stylet coil having a stylet coil lumen. The stylet coil extends within the elongated... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20140228919 - 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: Medtronic, Inc.

20140228921 - Leads with x-ray fluorescent capsules for electrode identification and methods of manufacture and use: An implantable lead for an electrical stimulation system includes a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal length, and a circumference; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body in an electrode array; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140228923 - Cuff electrode with integrated tendril: A neurostimulation lead includes a lead body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a first conductor extending through the lead body. An electrode cuff can be secured relative to the distal portion of the lead body. The electrode cuff includes a cuff body, a first tendril extending... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140228924 - Implantable lead connector: An implantable lead connector configured for long term implantation and to electrically interconnect multiple medical devices and to channel electrical signals between said interconnected devices and a target organ, comprising: a first port adapted to receive a first signal suitable to stimulate a target tissue, a second port adapted to... Agent: Impulse Dynamics Nv

20140228925 - Implantable medical lead with blood seal: An implantable medical lead comprises an insulating tubing with a channel housing a conductor electrically connected to a shaft present in a lumen of a bearing. The shaft is also connected to a fixation helix present in a lumen of a lead header. A clot-inducing structure of a thrombogenic material... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20140228926 - Vestibular stimulation electrode: A vestibular stimulation electrode lead is described for conducting electrical stimulation signals generated by an implanted vestibular stimulation module. An extra-vestibular lead branch carries the stimulation signals from the stimulation module to a vestibular entry location. A stopper collar is bent away at a first discrete angle from a distal... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20140228927 - Apparatus for transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the tibial nerve: An electro-acupuncture device for controlling over active bladder is described. The device includes a housing, circuitry for generating electro-acupuncture stimulus disposed within the housing, and at least one strap for securing the housing to the ankle. The device also includes a pair of D-shaped electrodes received within the bottom outer... Agent: Neurowave Medical Technologies LLC

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