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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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07/10/2014 > 27 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20140194940 - Heart stimulation device and respective control system: Pacemaker for the stimulation of the human heart having three electrodes or two electrodes, with the first electrode connected to the right atrium, the second electrode connected to the right ventricle and the third electrode connected to the said right ventricle. The pacemaker is programmed so that there is first... Agent: P.A. &m Partecipazioni Azionarie & Management S.p.a.

20140194941 - Method and apparatus for intrachamber resynchronization: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided to control contraction of the heart. At least one sensing element receives signals indicating electrical activity of sinus rhythm of the heart. Based on the received signals, the progress of contraction of the heart is determined. Based on the progress of contraction, the chamber... Agent: Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC

20140194942 - Method and apparatus to perform electrode combination selection: Approaches for selecting an electrode combination of multi-electrode pacing devices are described. Electrode combination parameters that support cardiac function consistent with a prescribed therapy are evaluated for each of a plurality of electrode combinations. Electrode combination parameters that do not support cardiac function are evaluated for each of the plurality... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140194943 - Rate initialization and overdrive pacing for capture threshold testing: Approaches for rate initialization and overdrive pacing used during capture threshold testing are described. Cardiac cycles are detected and the cardiac events of a cardiac chamber that occur during the cardiac cycles are monitored. The number of intrinsic beats in the cardiac events is counted. Initialization for a capture threshold... Agent:

20140194944 - Implantable device for acquisition and monitoring of brain bioelectric signals and for intracranial stimulation: An implantable device for the acquisition and monitoring of brain bioelectric signals is described. The implantable device has a plurality of active electrodes configured to detect brain bioelectric signals, the active electrodes being arranged on a grid connected to an electronic module of the implantable device according to a predefined... Agent:

20140194945 - Target therapy delivery site selection: In some examples of selecting a target therapy delivery site for treating a patient condition, a relatively high frequency electrical stimulation signal is delivered to at least two areas within a first region (e.g., an anterior nucleus of the thalamus) of a brain of a patient, and changes in brain... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140194947 - Current generation architecture for an implantable stimulator device having coarse and fine current control: Disclosed herein are current output architectures for implantable stimulator devices. Current source and sink circuitry is divided into a plurality of stages, each of which is capable via an associated switch bank of sourcing or sinking an amount of current to or from any one of the electrodes of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140194946 - Portable tens apparatus and method of use thereof: A TENS apparatus includes a portable TENS device having a housing with a lower surface, a pair of integral electrodes that are incorporated in the lower surface of the housing, and a pulse driver that is located within the housing and adapted to generate a program of pulse waveforms, each... Agent: Modular Therapeutx, LLC

20140194948 - Systems and methods for providing percutaneous electrical stimulation: Systems and methods according to the present invention relate to a novel peripheral nerve stimulation system for the treatment of pain, such as pain that exists after amputation.... Agent: Ndi Medical, LLC

20140194949 - Multiplex electrodes for applying transcutaneous interferential current: Subject matter includes a method comprising: generating a first electrical signal having a time-varying waveform; generating a second electrical signal having a time-varying waveform, wherein a sum of the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal comprises a target electrical signal having a waveform to generate substantial motor movement... Agent:

20140194950 - Visual prosthesis with user interface: The present invention is a visual prosthesis for the restoration of sight in patients with lost or degraded visual function. The visual prosthesis includes a user interface which controls function of the visual prosthesis to optimize operation for each individual patient. The user interface controls functions such as brightness, contrast,... Agent:

20140194951 - Electrical stimulation apparatus and method: An electrical stimulation apparatus and an electrical stimulation method are provided. The electrical stimulation apparatus may include an electrode unit, a measurement unit and a stimulation unit. The electrode unit is used for contacting a tissue of interest (target tissue). The measurement unit is coupled to the electrode unit. The... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140194952 - Method and apparatus for controlling autonomic balance using neural stimulation: A neural stimulation system senses autonomic activities and applies neural stimulation to sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves to control autonomic balance. The neural stimulation system is capable of delivering neural stimulation pulses for sympathetic excitation, sympathetic inhibition, parasympathetic excitation, and parasympathetic inhibition.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140194953 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device including a first generator. The first generator includes a first power source coupled to a first controller. The first header is removably coupled to the first generator and includes a first lead configuration. The device includes a first lead with a lead body having first terminals... Agent:

20140194954 - Photoradiation device and photoradiation therapy/prophylaxis device comprising same: A photoradiation device of the present invention includes a light emitting unit that radiates radiation light; a reflection unit that reflects the radiation light; and a light guide unit that guides the reflected radiation light to an irradiation target body. The light guide unit includes a first light guide face... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140194955 - Device and method of treating fungal nail infections: Methods and devices of treating fungal nail infections are disclosed. A portable device for treating fungal nail infections includes an irradiator configured to irradiate light of at least first and second types, and an attaching element configured to attach the radiator to a digit having a nail which is infected... Agent: Medical Quant Ltd

20140194956 - Fluorescent handpiece: A handpiece can treat biological tissue using electromagnetic radiation, which can be substantially fluorescent light. The handpiece includes a source of electromagnetic radiation and a waveguide. The waveguide is adjacent the source, receives electromagnetic radiation from the source, and delivers the electromagnetic radiation to the biological tissue. The handpiece also... Agent:

20140194957 - Ophthalmic treatment device, system, and method of use: Ophthalmic treatment systems and methods of using the systems are disclosed. The ophthalmic treatment systems include (a) a light source device; (b) at least one optical treatment head operatively coupled to the light source device, comprising a light source array, and providing at least one treatment light; and (c) a... Agent: Cxl Ophthalmics, LLC

20140194958 - Devices and methods for therapeutic heat treatment: Devices and methods for providing therapeutic heating are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a device body configured to provide heat to a portion of skin. The device body also includes a low-level heating region and a high-level heating area. The low-level heating region provides a continuous amount... Agent:

20140194959 - Treatment device for the therapeutic temperature management of parts of the body: v

20140194960 - Method for expressing genes activating homeostasis: A method for expressing a homeostatic function activating gene, comprising a step of applying a thermal stimulus, which is lower than 50 degrees Celsius, to at least a stimulus application origin part, which is a part between first and second toes of left or right foot sole, and which is... Agent:

20140194961 - Garment and method for use for modifying body temperature using blood in the circulatory system as a heat transfer fluid: Clothing and an associated method of use for modifying body temperature by transdermally modifying blood temperature comprising having a thermal device retained within at least one garment pocket substantially overlying at least one major blood vessel so as to increase the temperature gradient of said blood across said at least... Agent:

20140194962 - Aesculapius probe system: An Aesculapius Probe System (device) which is a portable method of controlling surgically installed probes (electrodes) requiring a controlled voltage source. The Aesculapius Probe System incorporates electrical control of Ag (silver) electrodes to inject silver (Ag+) ions to the target infection or point of injury. Portability is accomplished using surface... Agent:

20140194963 - Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical leads containing the same: The present invention provides medical devices that contain polyisobutylene urethane copolymers, polyisobutylene urea copolymers and polyisobutylene urethane/urea copolymers. More particularly, the present invention provides medical leads that contain such copolymer.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140194964 - Low impedance oxide resistant grounded capacitor for an aimd: A hermetically sealed filtered feedthrough assembly for an AIMD includes an insulator hermetically sealed to a conductive ferrule or housing. A conductor is hermetically sealed and disposed through the insulator in non-conductive relation to the conductive ferrule or housing between a body fluid side and a device side. A feedthrough... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20140194965 - Implantable epicardial electrode assembly: An implantable epicardial electrode assembly comprises electrode poles fixed on the heart having a large surface area and being multipolar and can at the same time be used as sensing and stimulating electrodes, wherein the electrode assembly has the shape of a tennis racket or is circular, elliptical, hexagonal, rectangular,... Agent:

20140194966 - System for stimulating hair growth: The invention relates to a system (1) for stimulating hair growth in a pre-determined area of skin, comprising: means (31) for generating high-voltage alternating current, means (35, 36) for generating a variable electric field from the high-voltage alternating current generated, and means (11) for applying the generated variable electric field... Agent: Roel Electrocosmetics, S.c.p.

07/03/2014 > 20 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140188183 - Energy delivery apparatus and method: There is provided an energy delivery device comprising a storage device, a discharge circuit and a disarm circuit. The discharge circuit comprises a switch electrically connected to the storage device, and is selectively operable to deliver energy from the storage device to a load, e.g., a patient needing defibrillation, preferably... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140188184 - Systems and methods to optimize pacing fusion with native activation: In an example, a pacing therapy can be optimized using information indicative of an offset duration between an intrinsic first atrioventricular delay of a subject at rest and a second atrioventricular delay specified to enhance a cardiac output of the subject heart when the subject is at rest. Optimizing the... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140188185 - Screening devices and methods for obstructive sleep apnea therapy: Devices and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea by first performing an assessment of the patient that involves observing the patient's upper airway during a tongue protrusion maneuver. The assessment may, for example, be done using endoscopy to observe the upper airway while the patient is awake in the supine... Agent: Apnex Medical Inc.

20140188186 - Posterior tibial nerve and/or other nerve stimulation system and method: An implantable pulse generator includes one or more structural features for accommodating the shape of a portion of a patient's limb, such as the shape of the patient's calf. In one embodiment, an implantable pulse generator includes a first node interconnected to a second node by an elongated housing member,... Agent:

20140188187 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal cord region to address low back pain... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140188188 - System and method for skeletal muscle stimulation: A system and method for skeletal muscle stimulation is provided for increasing muscle mass by stimulating a muscle in an optimal condition through a stimulus signal from an electrical stimulation device disposed at a stimulation position.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140188189 - Bilateral auditory prosthesis systems and methods: An exemplary bilateral auditory prosthesis system includes 1) a primary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a first side of a head of a patient, 2) a secondary auditory prosthesis configured to be implanted on a second side of the head of the patient and to be communicatively coupled... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140188191 - Implantable neurostimulator for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with bounded titration: A system for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with bounded titration is provided. The system includes a patient-operable external controller to transmit a plurality of unique signals. The system further includes an implantable neurostimulator, which includes a pulse generator to deliver electrical... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140188193 - Server for communication with an implantable medical device: A system and method for modifying the parameters of an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device that communicates with a remote control device that, in turn, communicates through the browser of a computer or any other device capable of using mark-up language protocol. The computer optionally communicates with... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140188192 - Systems and methods for clinician control of stimulation systems: Systems and methods for programming and logging medical device and patient data are provided. The systems include a handheld device, which is capable of communicating with a medical device, and a base station, which provides connectivity for the handheld device to accomplish various functions such as recharging, programming, data back-up... Agent: Medtronic Urinary Solutions, Inc.

20140188190 - Transcutaneous electrical stimulation waveform generator and method of use: A transcutaneous waveform generator capable of producing a therapeutic shaped wave that may be administered to the user without perception of electrical stimulation.... Agent:

20140188194 - Method and apparatus to increase tactile senstivity and proprioception in humans: The article is a support to which an electrode pair, a positive and corresponding negative electrode, is attached. Leads are electrically attached to each of the positive and negative electrodes, wherein each lead has an insulated coating. A controller is electrically attached to the leads for delivering monophasic or biphasic... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140188195 - Method and apparatus for proximity control in cold plasma medical devices: Methods and apparatus are described that use an array of light sources that project converging light beams to control treatment distance. This approach controls treatment distance without contacting the patient or increasing the risk of pathogenic contamination. The approach can be used to control an optimal distance, and is compatible... Agent: Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140188196 - Methods for weight treatment in animals utilizing narrow spectrum light: Methods of weight treatment in animals are presented including: stimulating a retinal ganglia of the animal by an exposure to a narrow spectrum light. In some embodiments, the stimulating the retinal ganglia of the animal is associated with a stimulation of melanopsin. In some embodiments, the stimulation of melanopsin is... Agent:

20140188197 - Laser treatment for cns injury: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for treating spinal cord injury. Techniques include using a diode laser assembly, a power source, a fiber optic cable, and a fenestrated tip. The power source can be connected to the diode laser assembly, with a fiber optic cable connected to the diode... Agent:

20140188198 - Hypodermic needle with fiberoptic extension: A device for treating disease has a hypodermic needle having a hollow shaft and an insertion tip, at least one fiberoptic filament extending through the needle to the insertion tip, and a UV light source connected to the fiberoptic filament. The UV light source is adapted to transmit UV light... Agent:

20140188199 - Lactation aid and soothing garment: A hands-free lactation aid and soothing garment can be used for simultaneous warm and cool therapy. Therapeutic cozies can be used in conjunction with a camisole or nursing camisole, bra, or nursing bra or apparel, can be inserted into a cozy cover for use with an adjustable neckband. With the... Agent:

20140188200 - Systems, devices and methods for the treatment of neurological disorders and conditions: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems used for the treatment of and/or promoting recovery from various neurological disorders and conditions, including epilepsy and other seizure disorders and movement and other related disorders; for promoting recovery from acute or chronic brain injury (e.g. stroke, hypoxia/ischemia, head trauma, subarachnoid... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140188201 - Systems and methods for making and using contact assemblies for leads of electrical stimulation systems: A contact assembly of an electrical stimulation lead includes a body formed from an electrically-nonconductive, molded material. A first end of the body is configured for coupling to an end of an electrical stimulation lead. Side ports are defined along an outer side surface of the body. Each side port... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140188202 - Stimulation cuff and implantation tool: Various embodiments concern wrapping a stimulation cuff around a nerve. The cuff can comprise a main body and at least one electrode. The main body can comprise an inner tab, an outer tab, and an intermediate portion extending between the inner tab and the outer tab, the at least one... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

06/26/2014 > 28 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20140180350 - Method for improving far-field activation in peripheral field nerve stimulation: A method of providing therapy to a patient having a disorder using an electrode located adjacent a peripheral target neural region. The method comprises conveying electrical stimulation energy from the electrode that stimulates a first set of nerve endings in the peripheral target neural region. The method further comprises increasing... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180349 - Systems and methods for adjusting electrical neuromodulation therapy in medication therapeutic window: A neuromodulation system and method for managing electrical neuromodulation therapy for a patient in conjunction with administering a pharmacological agent to the patient. Electrical energy is delivered to a target tissue region of the patient, thereby electrically modulating the target tissue region providing therapy to the patient. The energy level... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180351 - Arrhythmia electrotherapy device and method with provisions for mitigating patient discomfort: Apparatus and method for treating an arrhythmia in a patient using an electrotherapy device such as a subcutaneous pacing device. The device applies a series of electrotherapy pulses in response to the presence of the arrhythmia. Various provisions are disclosed for mitigating pain or discomfort as a result of the... Agent: Galvani, Ltd.

20140180352 - Cardiac stimulating device: An implantable medical device, IMD, comprises atrial and ventricular sensing units for sensing atrial or ventricular electric events. The IMD also comprises atrial and ventricular pulse generators for generating atrial or ventricular pacing pulses. A controller controls the operation of the IMD (100) according to a first mode, in which... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20140180353 - Methods and systems for lowering blood pressure through reduction of ventricle filling: Methods and devices for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, an electrical stimulator may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume or even blood pressure. When the heart is stimulated in a consistent way to reduce blood pressure, the cardiovascular system may... Agent: Backbeat Medical, Inc.

20140180354 - Single-pass left-sided ddd pacing lead: A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a DDD pacemaker. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead comprises four electrodes. In some examples, the lead includes three electrodes configured to... Agent:

20140180355 - Effective capture: The present disclosure pertains to cardiac pacing methods and systems, and, more particularly, to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In particular, the present disclosure pertains to determining the efficacy of CRT through use of an effective capture test (ECT). One or more embodiments comprises sensing a signal in response to a... Agent:

20140180357 - Stimulation patch with active adhesion: System and methods for adhering a patch of stimulation electrode(s) to blood vessels to stimulate a target site on the blood vessel are described. In one embodiment, the system includes an adhesion patch and at least one electrode. The adhesion patch includes an active adhesion mechanism that may produce an... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140180356 - Stimulation patch with passive adhesion: System and methods for adhering a patch of stimulation electrode(s) to blood vessels to stimulate a target site on the blood vessel are described. In various embodiments, the system includes an adhesion patch and at least one electrode. The adhesion patch includes a passive adhesion mechanism that may produce an... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140180358 - Brain stimulation response profiling: Various embodiments concern delivering electrical stimulation to the brain at a plurality of different levels of a stimulation parameter and sensing a bioelectrical response of the brain to delivery of the electrical stimulation for each of the plurality of different levels of the stimulation parameter. A suppression window of the... Agent:

20140180359 - Systems and methods for producing asynchronous neural responses to treat pain and/or other patient conditions: Systems and methods for producing asynchronous neural responses to treat pain and/or other patient conditions are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes selecting a target stimulation frequency that is above a threshold frequency, with the threshold frequency corresponding to a refractory period for neurons of a... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140180360 - Treatment of headache: Headache treatment methods are described and include providing an energy delivery device; locating a secondary or higher-order branch of a postganglionic nerve that provides innervation for a patient's head, by identifying a target region of the patient's head that includes the nerve branch; positioning, within the target region, a portion... Agent: Serene Medical, Inc.

20140180361 - Neurostimulator: A neurostimulator device for use with groups (e.g., more than four groups) of electrodes. The neurostimulator may include a stimulation assembly configured to deliver different stimulation to each of the groups. The neurostimulator may also include at least one processor configured to direct the stimulation assembly to deliver stimulation to... Agent: University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.

20140180362 - Recording and retrieval of sound data in a hearing prosthesis: A hearing prosthesis for delivering stimuli to a hearing-impaired recipient is disclosed, the hearing prosthesis comprising: a sound transducer for converting received sound signals into electric audio signals; a sound processor for converting said electric audio signals into stimuli signals; a stimulator for delivering said stimuli to the recipient; a... Agent:

20140180363 - System and method for estimating lead configuration from neighboring relationship between electrodes: A method and neurostimulation control system for programming electrodes disposed adjacent tissue of a patient. A fixed spatial grid of electrode positions is generated. One of the electrodes is designated as a reference electrode to be currently examined, and assigned to one of the electrode grid positions. One or more... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180364 - Variable output ramping for an implantable medical device: A method, system, and apparatus for providing a stimulation signal comprising a variable ramping portion using an implantable medical device (IMD). The first electrical comprises a first ramping portion. The first ramping portion comprises a first parameter and having a first value. The first electrical signal is applied to a... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140180366 - Power saving communication method for an implantable medical device: A non-implantable communication unit conducts wireless communication with an implantable medical device (IMD). The communication unit comprises a request processor for generating power down requests destined to the IMD and triggering temporary power down of the IMD radio equipment. When the communication unit receives a data packet from the IMD... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20140180365 - Wearable antenna assembly: A wearable device for facilitating neurophysiological treatment of a patient harboring an implanted neural stimulator is provided. The wearable device includes a transmitting antenna configured to accept one or more input signals and to transmit one or more electromagnetic signals to a neural stimulator that is implanted in a patient's... Agent: Micron Devices, LLC

20140180367 - Symmetrical output neurostimulation device: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient using electrodes implanted adjacent tissue. The method comprises regulating a first voltage at an anode of the electrodes relative to the tissue, regulating a second voltage at a cathode of the electrodes relative to the tissue, and conveying electrical stimulation... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180368 - Handpiece for laser treatment device: Provided is a handpiece of a laser treatment device which can restrict a temperature rise of body tissues in a path from an irradiation portion to a target region more effectively than in the related art. The handpiece 10 includes an optical fiber 16 which guides laser light emitted from... Agent: Altech Corporation

20140180369 - Continuous thermotherapy device: The present invention relates to a continuous thermotherapy device, and comprises: a belt; a receiving box which is provided on the belt; a hot pack case which is received by the receiving box; and a hot pack which is inserted into the hot pack case.... Agent:

20140180374 - Implantable medical lead: A proximal end of an implantable lead may include a unitary connector pin having a socket end, a conductor end, and a necked-down portion arranged therebetween, where the conductor end includes a crimp cavity with an inner surface and a proximal end of the conductor is arranged in the crimp... Agent: Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co., Ltd.

20140180373 - Implantable passive medical lead: A proximal end of an implantable lead may include a connector insulator having a center bore, a unitary connector pin fixedly disposed in the center bore of the connector insulator where the unitary connector pin includes a socket end configured for insertion into an electrical stimulation device and a conductor... Agent: Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co., Ltd.

20140180371 - Leads with proximal stiffening and related methods of use and manufacture: An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body; electrodes disposed along the distal portion of the lead body or on a paddle body coupled to the lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal portion of the lead body; and conductors coupling the terminals to the electrodes. The lead also includes... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180375 - Leads with spiral of helical segmented electrode arrays and methods of making and using the leads: A stimulation lead includes a lead body having a longitudinal surface, a distal end, a proximal end, and a shaft extending along at least a portion of the distal end of the lead body. The stimulation lead also includes multiple segmented electrode members disposed on the shaft along the longitudinal... Agent: Boston Scientific Neruomodulation Corporation

20140180370 - Methods of making a paddle lead with a carrier and leads and systems formed thereby: A method of making an electrical stimulation lead includes coupling electrodes to a carrier. The carrier defines at least one set of perforations. The method further includes coupling the electrodes to conductors; forming a flexible paddle sheath over the carrier leaving a stimulation surface of each of the plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140180372 - Pre-loaded vibration isolator for implantable device: This document describes an apparatus or an implantable medical device including an implantably biocompatible case. The apparatus can include a component that can be sealed within the case. The apparatus can include a vibration isolator and an at least a portion of the vibration isolator can be situated between and... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140180376 - Intrinsic transduction system: An intrinsic transduction system for stimulating portions of the body. The output of the transducer is a stimulating and/or nerve regenerating frequency having components falling within predetermined frequency band limits so as to optimally excite touch nerve fibers relative to nociceptor or pain receptor nerve fibers. Products, in particular a... Agent:

06/19/2014 > 32 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140172031 - Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient: Methods and devices detect context related to a patient when monitoring a physiological condition of the patient and/or when applying one or more modes of therapy. The context may be a patient context such as posture or an environmental context such as ambient conditions. The context may be used in... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140172032 - Data manipulation following delivery of a cardiac stimulus in an implantable cardiac stimulus device: Methods of cardiac rhythm analysis in an implantable cardiac stimulus device, and devices configured for such methods. In an illustrative embodiment, certain data relating to cardiac event rate or amplitude is modified following delivery of a cardiac stimulus. In another embodiment, cardiac rhythm analysis is performed using one of plural... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.

20140172033 - Method and system for detecting and treating junctional rhythms: An implantable medical device is provided for detecting transportless ventricular rhythm of a heart lacking atrial transport and comprises a housing, sensors configured to be located proximate to a heart, a sensing module to sense cardiac signals representative of a rhythm originating from the heart and a rhythm detection module.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140172034 - Intra-cardiac implantable medical device with ic device extension for lv pacing/sensing: An assembly is provided for introducing a device within a heart of a patient. The assembly is comprised of a sheath having at least one internal passage. An intra-cardiac implantable medical device (IIMD) is retained within the at least one internal passage, wherein the IIMD is configured to be discharged... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140172036 - Active implantable medical device type such as a pacemaker with capture test by analysis of a vectogram: A device produces at least two distinct temporal components (Vbip, Vuni) from two separate endocardial electrogram (EGM) signals concurrently collected. The capture test determines a non-temporal 2D characteristic (VGM) representative of the cardiac cycle to be analyzed. The VGM is constructed using variations of one of the temporal components (Vuni)... Agent:

20140172037 - Active implantable medical device type such as a pacemaker with detection of anodal stimulation by analysis of a vectogram: A device produces at least two distinct temporal components (Vbip, Vuni) from two separate endocardial electrogram EGM signals concurrently collected in the same cavity. A 2D non-temporal characteristic is determined from the variations of one of the temporal components (Vuni) versus the other (Vbip). The analysis of this characteristic allows... Agent:

20140172035 - Method and apparatus for right ventricular resynchronization: An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit and a first implantable electrode pair. At least one electrode of the first implantable electrode pair is configured for placement at a location in a right branch of a His bundle of the subject. The apparatus can include a therapy circuit and... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140172038 - Configuration of pacing output channels: During auto-threshold, autocapture, or other evoked response sensing, post-pace artifact is reduced by using a smaller coupling capacitor value than what is used when not in such an evoked response sensing configuration. This can be accomplished by borrowing another capacitor for use as the coupling capacitor. The borrowed capacitor can... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140172039 - Controlled vagal blockage therapy: A method for treating at least one of a plurality of disorders characterized at least in part by vagal activity includes positioning an electrode around a body organ innervated by the vagus. An electrical signal is applied to the electrode to modulate vagal activity. The electrical signal is applied at... Agent: Enteromedics Inc.

20140172040 - Hemodynamic performance enhancement through asymptomatic diaphragm stimulation: An implantable system, and methodology, for improving a heart's hemodynamic performance featuring (a) bimodal electrodes placeable on the diaphragm, out of contact with the heart, possessing one mode for sensing cardiac electrical activity, and another for applying cardiac-cycle-synchronized, asymptomatic electrical stimulation to the diaphragm to trigger biphasic, diaphragmatic motion, (b)... Agent: Inovise Medical, Inc.

20140172041 - Neurostimulation system, device, and method: A device for cranial nerve stimulation of an individual is disclosed, having a signal driver unit for producing a current; an intraoral stimulation board having at least one primary electrode, and at least one secondary electrode positioned on the individual for communicating a current through the individual, wherein current can... Agent: Nordocs Technologies Inc.

20140172043 - External speech processor unit for an auditory prosthesis: A cochlear implant system comprising an external component having an external speech processor unit, and an internal component. The speech processor unit monitors one or more parameters, and the speech processor unit is configured to reduce the power consumption of the cochlear implant system in the absence of one or... Agent:

20140172042 - Optimizing operational control of a hearing prosthesis: A method for operating a hearing prosthesis is provided. A plurality of settings are provided, each setting providing a different operating functionality for the hearing prosthesis suitable for different situations. A signal analysis is executed on input signals to the hearing prosthesis. The signal analysis monitors characteristics of a current... Agent:

20140172044 - Computationally efficient technique for determining electrode current distribution from a virtual multipole: A system and method of providing therapy to a patient using a plurality of electrodes implanted within the patient. A virtual multipole configuration is defined relative to the plurality of electrodes. The distance between each of a group of the electrodes and a virtual pole of the virtual multipole configuration... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172045 - Method for automation of therapy-based programming in a tissue stimulator user interface: A method for programming a neurostimulator includes automatically performing a series of steps. One or more control elements may be actuated to select the series of steps from a plurality of series of steps stored in a memory of an external control device. One or more control elements may be... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172046 - Seamless integration of different programming modes for a neurostimulator programming system: A system and method for programming a neurostimulation device coupled to a plurality of electrodes implanted adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first electrode configuration corresponding to a first mode of programming the neurostimulation device is defined. A second programming mode of programming the neurostimulation device different from... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172047 - Implantable pulse generator for stimulation of a neurological cellular mass: The invention relates to an implantable pulse generator (100), IPG, for stimulation of a neurological cellular mass comprising a casing (2) that at least partially encloses the pulse generating module (PGM) (4) and that is transparent to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, or wherein the pulse generating module (4) includes a controller... Agent: Synaptix N.v.

20140172048 - Implantable cardiac devices and methods: Embodiments relate to an implantable cardiac system, including a housing, electronic circuitry for controlling one or more of power management, processing unit, information memory and management circuit, sensing and simulation output. The system also includes diagnosis and treatment software for diagnosing health issues, diagnosing mechanical issues, determining therapy output and... Agent: Neurocardiac Innovations, LLC

20140172049 - Nanoparticle-sized magnetic absorption enhancers having three-dimensional geometries adapted for improved diagnostics and hyperthermic treatment: Nanoparticle-sized magnetic absorption enhancers (MAEs) exhibiting a controlled response to a magnetic field, including a controlled mechanical response and an inductive thermal response. The MAEs have a magnetic material that exhibits inductive thermal response to the magnetic field and is embedded in a coating, such that the MAE conforms to... Agent: Qteris, Inc.

20140172050 - System and method for management of body temperature: A system and method for adding or removing heat from a heat exchange fluid circulating between an external heat exchanger and an intravascular heat exchange catheter is described. The system includes a two stage cooling system providing for a high rate of cooling in one stage and a lower rate... Agent:

20140172053 - Implant, system and method using implanted passive conductors for routing electrical current: The present invention provides improvements to an implant, system and method using passive electrical conductors which route electrical current to either external or implanted electrical devices, to multiple target body tissues and to selective target body tissues. The passive electrical conductor extends from subcutaneous tissue located below either a surface... Agent: Bioness Inc.

20140172059 - Implantable lead having a shielded bandstop filter comprising a self-resonant inductor for an active medical device: A shielded component or network for an active medical device (AMD) implantable lead includes (1) an implantable lead having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end, all external of an AMD housing, (2) a passive component or network disposed somewhere along the length of the implantable... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20140172054 - Methods and apparatus for bilateral renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140172052 - Nerve stimulation and blocking for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders: At least one of a plurality of gastrointestinal disorders is treated by stimulating an enteric nervous system of a patient to enhance a functional tone of the enteric nervous system. A treatment includes electrically stimulating a vagus nerve of the patient at a stimulation site proximal to at least one... Agent: Enteromedics Inc.

20140172051 - Single layer polymer microelectrode array: A microelectrode array having one or more electrical conduits surrounded and insulated from each other by only a single layer of polymer (e.g. polyimide), and a method of fabricating the same. Multiple layers of an uncured polymer precursor (such as polyamic acid) are separately formed with metal layers sandwiched in... Agent:

20140172058 - Stimulation probe: A stimulation probe comprises a lead having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end of the lead has a plurality of electrodes configured to stimulate tissue. A protective tubing element extends over a portion of the lead proximate the proximal end of the lead. An advanced lead... Agent: Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.v.

20140172056 - Systems and methods for making and using contact assemblies for leads of electrical stimulation systems: First contacts are disposed along a distal end portion or a proximal end portion of a lead body of an electrical stimulation lead. A contact assembly is disposed along the other of the distal end portion or the proximal end portion of the lead body. The contact assembly includes a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172057 - Systems and methods for making and using paddle leads of electrical stimulation systems: An electrical stimulation lead includes a paddle body with micro-circuit assemblies having micro-circuits laminated between electrically-nonconductive substrates. The micro-circuits have first end portions and opposing second end portions. Electrodes are electrically coupled to the first end portions of the micro-circuits. Distal end portions of one or more lead bodies are... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172055 - Torsed sleeve lead anchor and systems and methods of manufacture and use thereof: A lead anchor includes a first outer shell and a second outer shell adjacent the first outer shell. The first outer shell defines a first opening and the second outer shell defines a second opening, and the first and second outer shells together define a lead lumen extending from the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140172060 - Method of implanting a single-chamber leadless intra-cardiac medical device with dual-chamber functionality and shaped stabilization intra-cardiac extension: A leadless intra-cardiac medical device (LIMD) is configured to be implanted entirely within a heart of a patient. The LIMD comprises a housing configured to be securely attached to an interior wall portion of a chamber of the heart, and a stabilizing intra-cardiac (IC) device extension connected to the housing.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140172061 - Devices and methods for low current neural modulation: A device may include an implantable circuit and at least one pair of implantable electrodes, in electrical communication with the implantable circuit. The circuit and the electrodes may configured for implantation in a subject in the vicinity of a nerve. The circuit may be configured to deliver to the electrodes... Agent:

20140172062 - Medical device having a covering material and an electric stimulator: The present invention provides a medical device having a covering material and an electrical stimulator. The electrical stimulator includes a main body which generates electrical stimulation and a pad which is detachably arranged at a damaged part of a living body and transfers the electrical stimulation generated by the main... Agent: Yesu Hospital Manegement Foundation

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