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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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10/02/2014 > 26 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20140296930 - Cardiac-safe electrotherapy method and apparatus: A multi-modal electrotherapy apparatus including circuitry for administering defibrillation therapy and for administering medium voltage therapy (MVT) adapted to reduce the side effects of MVT. The electrotherapy apparatus is configured to selectively deliver MVT to vectors not involving the ventricles and defibrillation therapy to vectors involving the ventricles. The apparatus... Agent: Galvani, Ltd.

20140296931 - Wearable defibrillator with no long-term ecg monitoring: A wearable defibrillator system includes a support structure with one or more electrodes in an unbiased state. A monitoring device monitors, for the long term, a parameter of the person that is not the person's ECG; rather, the monitored parameter can be the person's motion, a physiological parameter, or both.... Agent:

20140296932 - Systems and methods for sensing vector selection in an implantable medical device: Methods and devices for sensing vector analysis in an implantable cardiac stimulus system. In an illustrative example, a first sensing vector is analyzed to determine whether it is suitable, within given threshold conditions, for use in cardiac event detection and analysis. If so, the first vector may be selected for... Agent:

20140296933 - 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 formices. An implant is also provided which has... Agent:

20140296934 - Detecting cutaneous electrode peeling using electrode-skin impedance: d

20140296936 - Spinal cord modulation for inducing paresthetic and anesthetic effects, and associated systems and methods: Spinal cord modulation for inducing paresthetic and anesthetic effects, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A representative method in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes creating a therapeutic effect and a sensation in a patient by delivering to the patient first pulses having a first set of... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140296935 - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator with user gesture detector and electrode-skin contact detector, with transient motion detector for increasing the accuracy of the same: i

20140296937 - Pulsed infrared modulation of a photovoltaic cell cochlear implant for the multichannel electrical depolarization of spiral ganglion cells to achieve sound percept: A hearing assistance device for use with respect to a mastoid cavity and an ear canal with a tympanic membrane, external ear canal bone, incudo-stapedial joint of an ossicular chain and a cochlea having a round window membrane. The device includes a removable unit with a microphone to convert a... Agent: Infrared Cochlear Partners, LLC

20140296938 - System and method for connecting devices to a neurostimulator: A method for defining connections between a plurality of lead bodies and a plurality of output ports of a neurostimulator, and an external control device for performing the method are disclosed. The external control device includes a user interface and control circuitry. The method includes displaying the lead bodies and... Agent:

20140296939 - Nerve stimulation system and wireboard thereof: A nerve stimulation system for a biological subject includes a stimulator to be disposed in the biological subject, sensing units to be disposed on the biological subject for obtaining biological information thereof, and an evaluation device. The evaluation device adjusts a parameter according to the biological information received from the... Agent: Taiwan Advanced Sterilization Technology, Inc.

20140296940 - Independently-controlled bidirectional nerve stimulation: Apparatus is configured to drive first action potentials orthodromically in a first direction along a nerve of a subject, and second action potentials orthodromically along the nerve in an opposite direction to the first direction. The apparatus includes: (1) first and second excitation units configured to be placed in a... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20140296941 - Neural stimulation system providing auto adjustment of stimulus output as a function of sensed impedance: A neural stimulation system automatically corrects or adjusts the stimulus magnitude (stimulation energy) in order to maintain a comfortable and effective stimulation therapy. Because the changes in impedance associated with the electrode-tissue interface can indicate obstruction of current flow and positional lead displacement, lead impedance can indicate the quantity of... Agent:

20140296942 - Short duration pre-pulsing to reduce stimulation-evoked side-effects: A method and neurostimulation system of providing therapy to a patient is provided. At least one electrode is place in contact with tissue of a patient. A sub-threshold, hyperpolarizing, conditioning pre-pulse (e.g., an anodic pulse) is conveyed from the electrode(s) to render a first region of the tissue (e.g., dorsal... Agent:

20140296945 - Light irradiation device for improving cognitive symptom and depression symptom, room having the light irradiation device, and lighting device for improving cognitive symptom and depression symptom: In a light irradiation device 20 for improving cognitive symptom and depression symptom according to the present invention, photostimulation is given to a retina by continuous flashing of a light source 21 of frequency of 1 to 10 Hz, Homer 1a is made to continuously express by the photostimulation, and... Agent: Kanazawa Medical University

20140296943 - Method for controlling blood glucose levels and digestion cycles: A method of affecting a physiological rhythm is provided. The method may include the steps of receiving an indication of a physiological condition of a patient, determining if the physiological condition is outside an expected status, receiving an indication of a physiological rhythm status of the patient, determining a physiological... Agent: Biological Illumination, LLC

20140296944 - Phototherapy apparatus with interactive user interface: A phototherapy apparatus with interactive user interface for treating biological tissue of an animal or human target. The user interface comprises intuitive graphic menus which allow the clinicians or practitioners to define the properties of the biological tissue through easily observable physical characteristics such as weight, skin color, and hair... Agent: Bwt Property, Inc.

20140296946 - Lasing headgear for mediating hair growth: A headgear lasing system, including: a power supply; a laser device coupled in power receiving relationship to the power supply, and configured for generating laser radiation effective to promote growth of head hair; a multiplicity of optical fibers coupled with the laser device to receive the laser radiation for transmission... Agent:

20140296947 - Warming mattress therapy device including mattress temperature correction: A warming therapy device including a system for controlling the temperature within an enclosure is provided. The method comprises measuring the temperature of air at a predetermined location inside the enclosure. The method further comprises measuring the humidity inside the enclosure. In addition, the method comprises determining a correction factor... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

20140296948 - New therapy of cancer with pulsed radio frequency: w

20140296950 - Thermoregulation device, thermoregulation system, and package: A thermoregulation device which is adapted to be used for covering part of a living body, includes: a first sheet which is higher in thermal conductivity than cotton cloth; a second sheet which is higher in heat insulating and retaining properties than cotton cloth; and a gas passage which is... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20140296949 - Warming moxibustion device: A warming moxibustion device is adapted for at least one moxa strip inserted therein for burning moxa to treat a patient. The warming moxibustion device includes a housing that has a first open end provided with an abutment surface to abut against a patient's body and a second open end... Agent:

20140296952 - Electromagnetic shield for a passive electronic component in an active medical device implantable lead: A shielded component or network for an active medical device (AMD) implantable lead includes an implantable lead having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end, all external of an AMD housing, a passive component or network disposed somewhere along the length of the implantable lead, the... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20140296953 - Leads with tip electrode for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a tip electrode disposed on a distal tip of the lead body. One tip electrode has a base and a separate plug attached to the base. The base defines an interior lumen closed at one end by the plug. Another tip electrode has an... Agent:

20140296954 - Medical electrical stimulation lead including expandable coiled fixation element: A medical lead includes a coiled conductor portion that defines at least part of an outer surface of the lead and an expandable coiled fixation element that defines at least a part of the outer surface of the lead. The expandable coiled fixation element is configured to expand from a... Agent:

20140296951 - Neural interface system: The neural interface system of the preferred embodiments includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrode sites and a carrier that supports the electrode array. The electrode array is coupled to the carrier such that the electrode sites are arranged both circumferentially around the carrier and axially along the... Agent: Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.v.

20140296955 - Active cardiac electrical lead: An active bipolar cardiac electrical lead includes a helical anchor electrode, a tip electrode pin, an intermediate connection mount, a ring electrode, and a tip housing. The tip electrode pin engages an inner conductor coil at a proximal end and engages a proximal end of the helical anchor electrode at... Agent: Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co., Ltd.

  
09/25/2014 > 19 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140288608 - Systems and methods for placing electronic devices into \"cautery-safe\" mode: A method and device to enable a medical or surgical procedure using electro-cautery on a patient with an implantable device in a cautery-safe mode of operation. In one embodiment, the invention provides an electronic implantable device programmer having a computer processor, and a display screen configured to display information based... Agent:

20140288609 - Coordinated resuscitation perfusion support: This document relates to systems and techniques for the treatment of a cardiac arrest victim via electromagnetic stimulation of physiologic tissue.... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140288610 - Coordinated resuscitation perfusion support: This document relates to systems and techniques for the treatment of a cardiac arrest victim via electromagnetic stimulation of physiologic tissue.... Agent:

20140288611 - Zero blood flow sensitive heart stimulator: A zero flow responsive heart stimulator contains a zero flow sensors, which generate signals at the moment of the termination of blood inflow in the right atrium and the right ventricle, sensing this the most precisely in the places, where the sinoatrial node and atrioventricular node reside, for the right... Agent:

20140288613 - Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulator: A method for treating incontinence includes positioning a transcutaneous electrode on skin of a patient adjacent a stimulation site; inserting a leading end of a percutaneous needle electrode through the skin adjacent the stimulation site, the percutaneous needle electrode including a lead wire disposed opposite the leading end; securing a... Agent:

20140288612 - System to treat at least one of the urethral and anal sphincters: A system to prevent incontinence in a patient includes transducers positioned subcutaneously at the interior surface of the medial border of the costal margin of at least one of ribs 8, 9 and 10 that detect movement of at least one of those ribs and generates signals indicative of that... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140288614 - Electrophysiology measurement and training and remote databased and data analysis measurement method and sytem: A method and system provides for electrophysiological data analysis in a networked processing environment. The method and system includes receiving, via a networked connection, electrophysiological data of a patient and electronically performing, via at least one network processing device, a data analysis on the electrophysiological data. The method and system... Agent:

20140288615 - First time right placement of a dbs lead: The disclosure is directed to a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead having a distal end for providing therapeutic electrical stimulation to tissue in a stimulation target area of a patient's brain, comprising an array of one or more stimulation elements and sensing elements located at the distal end of the... Agent: Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.v.

20140288616 - Systems and methods for implanting electrode leads for use with implantable neuromuscular electrical stimulator: A system of implanting electrode leads for restoring muscle function to the lumbar spine to treat low back pain is provided. The system provides efficient implantation of the leads, including the ability to verify deployment of anchoring mechanisms on the lead using an impedance assessment, such that the implanted lead... Agent: Mainstay Medical Limited

20140288618 - Implantable biological electrode and medical assembly including the same: An implantable biological electrode, including a wire (2), wherein two ends of the wire (2) are connected with a contact (1) and a connector (3) respectively. The contact (1) comprises a conductive non-magnetic nanofiber with a specific resistivity or a conductive film with a specific centre resistivity. A medical assembly... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140288619 - Switched diverter circuits for minimizing heating of an implanted lead and/or providing emi protection in a high power electromagnetic field environment: An energy management system that facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy induced on an implanted lead or a leadwire includes an energy dissipating surface associated with the implanted lead or the leadwire, a diversion or diverter circuit associated with the energy dissipating surface, and at least one non-linear circuit... Agent:

20140288617 - Systems and methods for treating atrial fibrillation: The present invention relates a method of treating heart failure in patients with coincident atrial fibrillation, the method comprising: screening of patients for selection of potential responders to neurostimulation based on heart rate variability; implanting a neurostimulator device around a vagus nerve in the selected patients followed by stimulating the... Agent: Remote Biomedical LLC

20140288620 - Closed-loop vagus nerve stimulation: The present invention provides a closed-loop system for treating neurological disorders, such as epilepsy. In one embodiment the system comprises an input assembly that is adapted to receive one or more signals from a patient that are indicative of a patient's neurological state. The input assembly processes the one or... Agent:

20140288621 - Apparatus and method for treatment of foot and nail diseases: An apparatus for treatment of fungal infections and/or other foot skin disorders, comprises a shoe-type housing having a substantially hollow interior forming a treatment chamber, a supporting platform disposed within the hollow chamber; so that a foot of a patient positioned within the treatment chamber is supported by the platform,... Agent:

20140288623 - Apparatus for treating cerebral neurovascular disorders including headaches by neural stimulation: Methods, kits, apparatus, and compositions for inhibiting a cerebral neurovascular disorder, a muscular headache, or cerebral inflammation in a human patient are provided. The apparatus includes an electronic neural stimulator capable of stimulating a dorsonasal nerve structure associated with pain in a subject, thereby inhibiting the pain, and includes a... Agent:

20140288622 - Tip structure for a skin care apparatus: Disclosed therein is a tip structure for a skin care apparatus. The tip structure includes a first electrode formed on a substrate mounted on the front end part of a tip case and a second electrode formed on the periphery of the front end part of the tip case so... Agent: Eunsung Global Corporation

20140288624 - Anatomy heating/cooling system: A heating/cooling system facilitates heating and/or cooling a person's anatomy. In one implementation, the system comprises a mask, a strap extending from the mask to retain the mask against the anatomy; and at least one pocket behind the mask to receive a heating/cooling pack. In one implementation, the system comprises... Agent: The Plushy Family LLC

20140288625 - Brain electrode lead anchoring device: The invention discloses a device for anchoring a brain lead, comprising: an anchoring ring comprising a circular base and a flange joining together where the inner walls forms an aperture defining a passage of a lead, and outer walls engages with a burr hole to secure said ring to the... Agent: Sceneray Co., Ltd.

20140288626 - Lead or lead extension having a conductive body and conductive body contact: An implantable medical device that includes a body that includes a proximal end portion configured to be at least partially received by an apparatus, and a distal end portion; a stimulating electrical element at the distal end portion of the body; a stimulating contact at the proximal end portion of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

  
09/18/2014 > 113 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140277217 - Implantable device with internal lead connector: An implantable active medical device includes a hermetic housing defining an exterior surface and a hermetic cavity of an implantable active medical device. An elongate lead connector extends into the hermetic cavity. The elongate lead connector includes a closed end, an open end extending through and hermetically joined to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277216 - Implantable device with opposing lead connectors: An implantable active medical device includes a chassis plate and a first and second elongate lead connector fixed to and extending orthogonally away from the chassis plate in opposing directions. The first and second elongate lead connectors are disposed within hermetic housings.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277218 - Implantable device with shield integrated lead connector: An implantable active medical device includes a hermetic housing defining an exterior surface and a hermetic cavity of an implantable active medical device. The hermetic housing has a first major surface, an opposing second major surface and a side surface extending between them. An elongate lead connector is recessed into... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277215 - Implantable medical device having power supply for generating a regulated power supply: A device for generating a plurality of output voltages from a single input energy supply source is described. The device includes a switched capacitor voltage converter that provides each of the output voltages having different supply ratios. The supply ratio is defined as a function of the input voltage provided... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277220 - Heated garment for medical applications: A patient-treatment system and related method provide relief from, and treatment for, muscle spasticity disorders, Willis-Ekbom disease, contracture, sleep onset insomnia, sleep maintenance insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other similar disorders by applying controlled heat, and optionally muscle monitoring/stimulation, to one or more parts of a patient's body.... Agent: Birch Tree Medical, Inc.

20140277219 - Multi-modality treatment systems, methods and apparatus for altering subcutaneous lipid-rich tissue: Systems and methods that enable tissue cooling applications and delivery of electrical energy to adipose tissue for alteration and reduction of body fat are described herein. Aspects of the disclosure are directed to, for example, temperature-controlled electroporation of subcutaneous lipid-rich cells. Additional aspects of the disclosure are directed to treatment... Agent:

20140277221 - Utilization of morphology discrimination after t-wave oversensing determination for underlying rhythms in the therapy zone: A medical device and method for detecting and classifying cardiac rhythm episodes that includes a sensing module to sense cardiac events; a therapy delivery module, and a detection module configured to determine intervals between the sensed cardiac events, determine a predetermined cardiac episode is occurring in response to the determined... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277222 - Utilization of morphology discrimination after undersensing determination for underlying rhythms in the therapy zone: A medical device and method for detecting and classifying cardiac rhythm episodes that includes a sensing module to sense cardiac events, a therapy delivery module, and a detection module configured to determine intervals between the sensed cardiac events, determine a predetermined cardiac episode is occurring in response to the determined... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277223 - Implantable medical device including a molded planar transformer: The present disclosure provides methods and techniques associated with a planar transformer for an apparatus. The planar transformers include a substrate carrying electronic components, an upper core bonded on a first exterior surface of the substrate, and a lower core bonded on a second exterior surface opposed to the first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277224 - Shock determination based on prior shocks: A system for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac assistance is disclosed that includes one or more capacitors for delivering a defibrillating shock to a patient; one or more electronic ports for receiving signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ECG) for the patient; a patient... Agent:

20140277225 - Windowing for identifying shock outcome: A system for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac assistance is disclosed that includes one or more capacitors for delivering a defibrillating shock to a patient; one or more electronic ports for receiving signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ECG) for the patient; and a... Agent:

20140277226 - Externally-secured medical device: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide an externally-secured medical device (ESMD) configured to be securely affixed to skin of a patient. The ESMD may include at least one pad configured to be directly secured to the skin of the patient. The pad(s) may include at least one electrode configured... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140277227 - Medical monitor-defibrillator with defibrillator and data operations processors: A defibrillator is provided with two processors for enhancing the defibrillation process. A first processor is dedicated to controlling when an electrical charge is applied to a patient. A second processor is dedicated to data operations for enhancing the coaching of the defibrillation process. The second data processor is in... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.

20140277228 - Treatment guidance based on victim circulatory status and prior shock outcome: A system for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac assistance is disclosed that includes one or more capacitors for delivering a defibrillating shock to a patient; one or more electronic ports for receiving signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ECG) for the patient; and a... Agent:

20140277230 - Electrical energy delivery tissue site validation: Electrical energy delivery tissue site validation systems and methods can determine an indication of a tissue type at a tissue site. This information can be used to enable or inhibit electrical energy delivery to the tissue site. The tissue type at the tissue site can be determined such as by... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277229 - Identification of insulation breach using electrograms: An implantable medical device capable of sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac electrical stimulation therapies is enabled to detect a short circuit condition. In one embodiment, a cardiac signal is sensed by a sensing module coupled to electrodes. A controller identifies signal events in response to the cardiac signal and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277231 - Medical device involving muscle stimulation electrodes and an electromagnetic lead: The invention relates to electrodes of a novel type in a heart stimulator functioning on energy produced by a piezoelectric effect. A variant of the electrodes is formed by the presence of a ferromagnetic material. The device constituting the heart stimulator has a small overall volume, weighs less than traditional... Agent:

20140277232 - Implantable neurostimulator-implemented method for managing tachyarrhythmic risk during sleep through vagus nerve stimulation: A patient suffering from congestive heart failure is at increased risk of cardiac arrhythmogenesis during sleep, particularly if experiencing central sleep apnea as a co-morbidity. Low intensity peripheral neurostimulation therapies that target imbalance of the autonomic nervous system have been shown to improve clinical outcomes. Thus, bi-directional autonomic regulation therapy... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc

20140277233 - Closed loop optimization of control parameters during cardiac pacing: A system and method control a pacing parameter in a closed-loop manner by determining a value of an EGM-based index corresponding an optimal electrical activation condition of a patient's heart and adjusting a pacing therapy to maintain the EGM-based index value. The closed loop control method performed by the system... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277234 - Implantable medical device and assmebly thereof: This document describes an apparatus including an implantable medical device having a printed circuit board. The apparatus can include a connector block for a lead terminal of the implantable medical device mounted directly to the printed circuit board.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277236 - Pacing and sensing vectors: A method for allowing cardiac signals to be sensed and pacing pulse vectors to be delivered between two or more electrodes. In one embodiment, cardiac signals are sensed and pacing pulse vectors are delivered between at least one of a first left ventricular electrode and a second left ventricular electrode.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277235 - System and methods for improving device therapy using multiple sensor metrics: Devices and methods for improving device therapy such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) by determining a desired value for a device parameter are described. An ambulatory medical device can receive one or more physiologic signals and generate multiple signal metrics from the physiologic signals. The ambulatory medical device can determine... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277241 - Coordinating musculoskeletal and cardiovascular hemodynamics: The present invention is generally directed to methods, systems, and computer program products for coordinating musculoskeletal and cardiovascular hemodynamics. In some embodiments, a heart pacing signal causes heart contractions to occur with an essentially constant time relationship with respect to rhythmic musculoskeletal activity. In other embodiments, prompts (e.g., audio, graphical,... Agent: Pulson, Inc.

20140277237 - Device based optimization of device therapies: A system may include an external medical device (e.g., a patch) including one or more physiological sensors configured to sense one or more physiological parameters of a subject when the subject is ambulatory. The external medical device may be configured to communicate information related to the sensed one or more... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277239 - Estimating electromechanical delay to optimize pacing parameters in rbbb patients: Stimulation energy can be provided to stimulate synchronous ventricular contractions. Interval information obtained from a cardiac electrical heart signal and a cardiac mechanical heart signal can be used to determine a right ventricular activation time. The interval information can provide a cardiac stimulation indication.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277240 - System and method for changing device parameters to control cardiac hemodynamics in a patient: Pacing parameters may be adjusted to increase the cardiac output of a patient's heart while a patient is awake and/or active and the demand placed on the heart may be greatest, and to decrease or hemodynamic efficiency while a patient is at rest so that the heart itself has time... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277238 - System and methods for improving device therapy using heart sounds: Devices and methods for improving device therapy such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) by determining a desired value for a device parameter are described. An ambulatory medical device can be configured to detect a heart sound signal and generate one or more heart sound metrics, detect a characteristic indicative of... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277242 - Medical device system with energy consumption calculation and method: Implantable medical device and method provides pacing to a patient having a heart using a plurality of electrodes. Electrical circuitry is operatively coupled to each of the plurality of electrodes on each of the plurality of leads and is configured to provide a plurality of stimulation vectors with the plurality... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277244 - Ambulatory phrenic nerve stimulation detection: An example of a system includes an implantable medical device (IMD) for implantation in a patient, where the IMD includes a cardiac pace generator, phrenic nerve stimulation (PS) sensor, a memory, and a controller, and where the controller is operably connected to the cardiac pace generator to generate cardiac paces.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277243 - Heart sounds template comparison to identify true pacing mode: An apparatus may include an implantable therapy circuit that provides bi-ventricular pacing to a subject, a heart sound signal sensing circuit that produces a sensed heart sound signal that is representative of at least one heart sound associated with mechanical cardiac activity, a memory circuit to store one or more... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277245 - Modulate pacing rate to increase the percentage of effective ventricular capture during atrial fibrillation: 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 whether a patient is experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF). If the patient is experiencing AF, the efficacy of CRT is determined. A signal is sensed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277246 - Modulate pacing rate to increase the percentage of effective ventricular capture during atrial fibrillation: 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 whether a patient is experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF). If the patient is experiencing AF, the efficacy of CRT is determined. A signal is sensed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277247 - Reduction or elimination of pace polarization effects: The present disclosure relates to cardiac evoked response detection and, more particularly, reducing polarization effects in order to detect an evoked response following delivery of a stimulation pulse. An implantable medical device (IMD) is configured to deliver a ventricular pacing pulse. A signal is sensed in response to the ventricular... Agent:

20140277248 - Graphical display of remaining longevity of energy source of implantable medical device and method: Displaying remaining longevity of energy source of implantable medical device having a longevity characterized by a depth of discharge representative of a first stage of discharge, e.g., beginning of service, a second stage of discharge, e.g., recommended replacement time, and a third stage of discharge, e.g., end of service. A... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277250 - Low frequency electrical stimulation therapy for pelvic floor disorders: In some examples, relatively low frequency (e.g., less than about 50 Hertz) electrical stimulation therapy is delivered to a target tissue site proximate to one or more of the T9, T10, T11, T12, L1, L2, or L3 (“T9-L3”) spinal nerves of a patient to manage a pelvic floor disorder, such... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277249 - Selectively reducing excess consumption and/or absorption of unhealthy food using electrical stimulation: This invention can be embodied in a device and method for selectively reducing a person's excess consumption of one or more selected (unhealthy) nutrients, or foods containing such nutrients, using electrical stimulation. When embodied as a device, this invention includes a specific-nutrient-identifying sensor, a gastrointestinal electrical stimulator, and a cumulative-nutrient-consumption... Agent:

20140277251 - Implantable medical device providing adaptive neurostimulation therapy: In general, the disclosure is directed to an implantable neurostimulator and system capable of providing adaptive neurostimulation therapy to alleviate incontinence. The neurostimulator operates according to a set of stimulation parameters stored in memory. During operation, information is obtained from the patient, the implanted neurostimulator, one or more implanted sensors,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277252 - Sleep-apnea-treatment system that changes the treatment pressure over a period that begins or ends at a settable time: A system includes an apparatus and a controller, according to an embodiment. The apparatus is configured to maintain an airway of a subject open while the subject is sleeping by applying to the airway a pressure having a magnitude, and the controller is configured to cause the apparatus to change... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140277254 - Electrode configuration for implantable modulator: A device according to some embodiments may include an implantable flexible carrier and a pair of electrodes located on the carrier. The electrodes may be spaced from each other by a distance greater than 3 mm, and may be configured to cause, when supplied with an electrical signal, a unidirectional... Agent:

20140277253 - Neuromodulation of renal nerve for treatment of hypertension: A system and method for treating a patient suffering from chronic hypertension. Electrical therapeutic energy is delivered to a nerve branch of a renal artery of the patient, thereby treating the chronic hypertension. Another system and method for treating a medical condition of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277257 - Method, system and apparatus for remote neural modulation brain stimulation and feedback control: A method, system and apparatus is presented for a wireless neural modulation feedback control system as it relates to an implantable medical device comprised of a radio frequency (RF) receiver circuit, one or more dipole or patch antenna(s), one or more electrode leads connected to at least one dipole or... Agent: Micron Devices, LLC

20140277258 - Microfabricated surface neurostimulation device and methods of making and using the same: Described herein are microelectrode array devices, and methods of fabrication and use of the same, to provide highly localized and efficient electrical stimulation of a neurological target. The device includes multiple microelectrode elements arranged along an supportive backing layer. The microelectrode elements are dimensioned and shaped so as to target... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

20140277255 - Optimization of cranial nerve stimulation to treat seizure disorders during sleep: A method includes determining sleep cycle information related to a sleep cycle of a patient based on body parameter data. The method also includes adjusting a cranial nerve stimulation parameter based on the sleep cycle information.... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20140277256 - Programmable autotitrating of electrical parameters of implantable medical device: We report a method of automatically titrating an electrical therapy administered to a patient by an implanted medical device to a target dosage, comprising programming the medical device with a programmed electrical therapy comprising a first target value for a first therapy parameter; programming at least one titration parameter for... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.

20140277268 - Current sensing multiple output current stimulators: A multiple output current stimulator circuit with fast turn on time is described. At least one pair of input side and output side transistors is arranged in a current mirror connected to a supply transistor by cascode coupling. The output side transistor supplies stimulation current to an electrode in contact... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140277269 - High voltage monitoring successive approximation analog to digital converter: A successive approximation ADC made of a low voltage configurable differential amplifier and low voltage logic circuits which can convert a high voltage analog input to a digital equivalent. The differential amplifier can be configured as either an op amp or a comparator depending upon the mode of operation. An... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140277270 - Low power loss current digital-to-analog converter used in an implantable pulse generator: An implantable stimulation device that includes output current sources and/or sinks configured to provide an output current for a load (i.e., tissue). The output path of the output current source or sink comprises a transistor which operates in a linear mode instead of a saturation mode. Because operation in a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277267 - Neuromodulation system and method for transitioning between programming modes: An external control device and method for programming an implantable neuromodulator coupled to an electrode array implanted adjacent tissue of a patient having a medical condition. Electrical modulation energy is conveyed to tissue of the patient in accordance with a series of modulation parameter sets. The patient perceives paresthesia in... Agent:

20140277260 - Spinal cord stimulator system: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and IPG control through software on Smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. SCS system can include multiple electrodes,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140277263 - Spinal cord stimulator system: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and IPG control through software on Smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. SCS system can include multiple electrodes,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20140277264 - Spinal cord stimulator system: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and IPG control through software on Smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. SCS system can include multiple electrodes,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140277265 - Spinal cord stimulator system: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and IPG control through software on Smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. SCS system can include multiple electrodes,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc

20140277266 - Spinal cord stimulator system: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and IPG control through software on Smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. SCS system can include multiple electrodes,... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc.

20140277259 - Systems and methods for providing a distributed virtual stimulation cathode for use with an implantable neurostimulation system: Techniques are provided for controlling and delivering spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or other forms of neurostimulation. In one example, neurostimulation pulses are generated wherein successive pulses alternate in polarity so that a pair of electrodes alternate as cathodes. Each pulse has a cathodic amplitude sufficient to achieve cathodic capture of... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140277262 - Techniques for current steering directional programming in a neurostimulation system: A neurostimulation system comprises at least one neurostimulation lead configured for being implanted within tissue. The neurostimulation lead(s) carries a plurality of electrodes capable of being arranged in a two-dimensional pattern. The neurostimulation system further comprises a neurostimulator configured for delivering electrical stimulation energy to the electrodes to create a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277261 - Techniques for logging and using programming history in a neurostimulation system: An external control device, a neurostimulation system, and a method for providing therapy to a patient are provided. A plurality of stimulation parameter sets are defined, electrical stimulation energy is serially conveyed to tissue of the patient in accordance with the plurality of stimulation parameter sets, a historical log file... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277271 - Device and methods for preventing knee sprain injuries: Devices and methods for preventing knee sprain injuries. To protect the knee joint from knee sprain injuries, the device comprises a sensing part configured to sense data associated with knee motion; an analyzing part configured to analyze the knee motion data to determine a knee articulation; and a stimulating part... Agent: The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

20140277272 - Stimulation system and method for voice lift: A stimulation system and method for providing training therapy to a human subject in order to strengthen a weakened voice due to aging includes an activating switch configured to generate a first signal, and a processor configured to receive the first signal from the sensing electrode and configured to generate... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20140277273 - Systems and methods for selectively migrating cells using electric fields: Systems and methods are provided for migrating cells implanted or endogenous in tissue. The system may include first and second delivery electrodes configured for insertion in tissue and a direct current (DC) power source operatively coupled to the first and second delivery electrodes. The system further may include a programmable... Agent:

20140277274 - Device and circuitry for controlling delivery of stimulation signals: Some embodiments relate to a device for generating stimulation signals, comprising: a stimulation delivery circuit; a first component to monitor charge delivered in at least one charge pulse via the stimulation delivery circuit; and a second component to ensure delivered charge substantially corresponds to charge of a charge pulse intended... Agent: The Bionics Institute Of Australia

20140277275 - Coil cable for an implantable medical device: Presented herein is a shapeable coil cable for use in connection with an implantable medical device comprising first and second external components. The shapeable coil cable is a conformable and non-resilient member that is sufficiently pliable to accept a configuration set by a user and sufficiently rigid to retain the... Agent:

20140277276 - Methods and systems for optimizing speech and music perception by a bilateral cochlear implant patient: An exemplary method of optimizing speech and music perception by a bilateral cochlear implant patient includes identifying a first ear of a bilateral cochlear implant patient as being relatively more suited for processing speech than a second ear of the patient, directing a first cochlear implant subsystem associated with the... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140277277 - Apparatus and methods facilitating power regulation for an implantable device: Apparatus and methods configured to perform power regulation for an implantable device are presented. In an aspect, an implantable device can include a substrate that forms at least part of a body of the implantable device and a circuit disposed on or within the substrate. The circuit can include a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277284 - Clinical response data mapping: A system and method include a processor that, based on at least a subset of stored data of clinical effects of one or more stimulations of anatomical tissue performed using electrodes of an implanted leadwire, generates and outputs at least one graphical marking representing the at least the subset of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277278 - Closed-loop systems and methods for controlling neurostimulation based on far-field cardiac signals sensed by a spinal cord stimulation device: Techniques are provided for controlling spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or other forms of neurostimulation. Far-field cardiac electrical signals are sensed using a lead of the SCS device and neurostimulation is selectively delivering using a set of adjustable SCS control parameters. Parameters representative of cardiac rhythm are derived from the far-field... Agent: St. Jude Medical

20140277283 - Implantable medical device having power supply for generating a regulated power supply: Techniques are disclosed for generating a plurality of output voltages from a single input power source. The techniques include implementing a switched capacitor voltage converter to provide at least two output voltages having different supply ratios. The supply ratio is defined as a function of the input voltage provided to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277279 - Methods and associated algorithms for programming a baroreflex activation therapy device: Methods and associated devices and algorithms for programming a therapy for an implanted baroreflex activation system are described and may include determining one or more programmable operating parameters of the therapy which do not cause a patient to experience extraneous stimulation associated with the therapy and programming the implanted baroreflex... Agent:

20140277281 - Neuromodulation system and method for providing multiple modulation patterns in a single channel: A neuromodulation system and method includes delivering first electrical modulation energy to a patient through a timing channel at a relatively high energy level (e.g., at a frequency in the range of 2 KHz-50 KHz) during a first time period in accordance with a stored modulation energy delivery schedule, delivering... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277280 - Phrenic nerve stimulation detection with posture sensing: A method and a system of phrenic nerve stimulation detection in conjunction with posture sensing is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method may include receiving a trigger for conducting a pace-induced phrenic nerve stimulation (PS) search using the IMD within the patient. On receiving the trigger, the IMD may be... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140277282 - Use of compound action potentials to automatically adjust neurostimulation therapy in response to postural changes of patient: A neurostimulation system and method of treating a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to a target tissue site in accordance with a stimulation parameter to treat the patient and evoke at least one compound action potential (CAP) in a population of neurons. A magnitude of the evoked CAP is... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277285 - Subthreshold lead impedance measurement for subcutaneous device: A subthreshold lead impedance technique is described for an implantable medical device. The lead impedance technique may be applicable to a subcutaneous implantable cardioversion defibrillator device and utilizes an output circuit of the device coupled between a first diode and a second diode to define a current path through two... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277286 - Systems, apparatus and methods facilitating longevity extension for implantable medical devices: Systems, apparatus and methods for extension of longevity of implantable medical devices (IMDs) are provided. An apparatus includes a battery, a first communication component configured to provide a first communication type and to be powered by the battery, a second communication component configured to provide a second communication type, and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277287 - Efficient external charger for an implantable medical device optimized for fast charging and constrained by an implant power dissipation limit: An external charger for a battery in an implantable medical device and charging techniques are disclosed. Simulation data is used to model the power dissipation of the charging circuitry in the implant at varying levels of implant power. A power dissipation limit constrains the charging circuitry from producing an inordinate... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277288 - Measuring current during delivery of voltage regulated stimulation to a patient: A system and method for estimating the current delivered to a patient during voltage-regulated electrical stimulation therapy by an implantable medical device includes calculating a total charge delivered and a peak current delivered and the time at which the peak current was delivered using a proxy for the current delivered... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20140277290 - Monitoring electrode voltages in an implantable medical device system having daisy-chained electrode-driver integrated circuits: Electrode voltage monitoring circuitry for an implantable neurostimulator system having a plurality of electrode-driver integrated circuits (ICs) in provided. Electrodes from either or both ICs can be chosen to provide stimulation, and one of the IC acts as the master while the other acts as the slave. Electrodes voltages on... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277289 - System and method for optimizing energy use and delivered current in an implantable device: A system and method for automatically adjusting the value of a parameter defined to manage and control the resources recruited by an implantable medical device to supply power or the device to deliver an instance of an electrical stimulation therapy to a patient. In embodiments, the parameter corresponds to a... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20140277294 - Ambient spectrum light conversion device: Apparatus and methods to enhance light intensity within useful red to near-infrared spectral ranges, using direct or indirect sunlight, or from other ambient white light, are described. The disclosed devices provide high quantum yield photoluminescent ambient light spectrum conversion to increase the supplied energy primarily in the 590 nm-850 nm... Agent:

20140277291 - Method and device for monitoring and treatment of seasonal affective disorder: This invention provides for an energized biomedical ophthalmic device and associated method of measuring changes in biomarkers contained in tear film to generate data related to a light therapy regimen used to treat symptoms associated with seasonal affective disorder. In some embodiments, the energized biomedical ophthalmic device can include an... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20140277293 - Methods for in vitro inhibition of fibroblast proliferation: Methods for LED generated low-level light therapy (LLLT) in the red, blue, and IR ranges are described to effectively inhibit fibroblast proliferation in vitro without altering viability, and may be used as therapy for the treatment of scars and other proliferative skin diseases.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140277292 - Systems and methods for light modulation of autonomic tone or function: The systems and methods disclosed herein concern the modulation of autonomic function and/or biological processes. The systems and methods are useful for treating or preventing diseases, disorders, or conditions having an autonomic tone or function component. Certain embodiments relate to a system that receives signals from a biological entity to... Agent: Photokinetics, Inc.

20140277295 - Destruction of target cells utilizing harmonic resonance cavitation: A method to enable a laser to interact with a structure behind a barrier includes calculating a set of characteristics for a first laser channel to be effective to tunnel through the barrier and calculating a second set of characteristics for a second laser channel to be effective to interact... Agent: Plumeria Holdings, LLC

20140277296 - Incorporating an optical waveguide into a neural interface: An optical waveguide integrated into a multielectrode array (MEA) neural interface includes a device body, at least one electrode in the device body, at least one electrically conducting lead coupled to the at least one electrode, at least one optical channel in the device body, and waveguide material in the... Agent:

20140277297 - Quantum dot light-emitting diodes for phototherapy: Disclosed herein are articles for use in phototherapy utilizing quantum dots (QDs). One embodiment is a medical dressing having an occlusive layer and translucent layer. Quantum dot light-emitting diode chips are configured within the occlusive layer to provide light of a specific wavelength for use in phototherapy. Another embodiment is... Agent: Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.

20140277298 - Light therapy bandage system: The radiant energy bandage system is disclosed including a plurality of therapeutic lamps and a controller for operating the lamps. Batteries power the lamps and are secured to a flexible fabric layer supporting the lamps and the controller. A foam and reflective layer includes a spacer foam and radiant energy... Agent: La Lumiere LLC

20140277299 - Apparatus and methods for targeted ultraviolet phototherapy: An apparatus for applying targeted phototherapy to a skin treatment area includes a UVB module arranged to output light at about 308 nm having at least one flash lamp arranged to generate light including UVB light and a UVB transmissive window for transmitting UVB light generated by the flash lamp,... Agent: Photomedex, Inc.

20140277300 - Method for determining body type for thermotherapy device: Disclosed herein a method of determining the type of human body in a thermo-therapeutic apparatus. In the method of determining the type of human body in a thermo-therapeutic apparatus, a control unit scans the entire spine of a user by moving a moxibustion device using a horizontal motor, measures the... Agent:

20140277301 - Patient warming device with patient access: A patient warming device with patient access for maintaining normothermia and/or treating hypothermia is provided. The device includes a first compliant layer and a second compliant layer sealed together around an outer border to contain a liquid between the two layers and to form a wrap that surrounds and conforms... Agent:

20140277303 - Thermal eye compress systems and methods of use: An apparatus includes a flexible frame, a coupling portion, and an insulating portion. The flexible frame is configured to support a thermal therapeutic member and is transitioned between a first configuration and a second configuration to place the therapeutic member in substantially continuous contact with a target portion of the... Agent:

20140277302 - Treatment systems with fluid mixing systems and fluid-cooled applicators and methods of using the same: A treatment system for cooling subcutaneous lipid-rich cells in a human subject includes an applicator and a control unit. The treatment system has a cooling mode for cooling tissue and a heating mode for warming tissue. The control unit includes a circulation circuit in fluid communication with the applicator, a... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.

20140277305 - Devices, systems, and methods for managing patient temperature and correcting cardiac arrhythmia: Methods, devices, and systems for temperature management and ventricular defibrillation are disclosed. Methods, devices, and systems for positioning an electrode in the esophagus of a subject and managing the core body temperature of the subject are disclosed. The use of esophageal heat transfer devices to deliver an electrode for use... Agent: Advanced Cooling Therapy, LLC

20140277304 - Method of gastric cooling using balloon catheter: A balloon catheter is used in a closed-loop heat exchange system for manipulating the temperature of a patient. The balloon catheter is positioned in the stomach of the patient, and then expanded with a heat exchange fluid delivered through a lumen formed in the shaft of the catheter. The balloon... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20140277307 - Companion animal convective air blankets: Apparatus for convective air therapy blankets for companion animals. Convective air blankets include two sheets joined together to form an inflatable chamber. One of the two sheets is air permeable to exhaust conditioned air toward the animal. The blankets includes fenestrations, slits, straps, and inlet ports positioned to accommodate the... Agent: Adroit Medical Systems, Inc

20140277306 - Method and apparatus pertaining to free-standing wireless temperature sensors: A control circuit wirelessly couples to at least one free-standing wireless temperature sensor that the control circuit employs to monitor a temperature corresponding to a patient and thereby provide monitored-temperature information that the control circuit then uses to control personal warming of the patient. By one approach the control circuit... Agent: Medline Industries, Inc.

20140277308 - Adaptive thermodynamic therapy system: An adaptive thermodynamic therapy system capable of comfortably increasing metabolic expenditure to facilitate excess weight loss, including one or more sensors for measuring a subject user's body temperature, current activity/metabolic level and providing data representative of said body temperature to a computer-based controller, and then actively controlling a thermal load... Agent:

20140277309 - Functional electrical stimulation method, use and apparatus for mood alteration: A method and apparatus for providing functional electrical stimulation to an individual for altering a mood or emotional parameter associated with a mood or emotional state is provided. The method involves providing functional electrical stimulation to facial muscles of the individual so as to elicit a detectable contraction in said... Agent: University Health Network

20140277319 - Balloon catheter: The invention relates to a multi-pole esophageal electrode catheter that can be used for monitoring, pacing, and cardioversion of atrial fibrillation of the heart, the catheter having a flexible shaft (15) having a proximal end and a distal end and a multipolar electrode (3), characterized in that the distal end... Agent: Peter Osypka Stiftung

20140277310 - Catheters having tethered neuromodulation units and associated devices, systems, and methods: A catheter including an elongate shaft having a distal end portion locatable within or otherwise proximate to a body lumen of a patient, the catheter having a delivery state and a deployed state, and a tether secured to the neuromodulation unit and operationally associated with the shaft. The neuromodulation unit... Agent:

20140277317 - Flexible neural interfaces with integrated stiffening shank: A neural interface includes a first dielectric material having at least one first opening for a first electrical conducting material, a first electrical conducting material in the first opening, and at least one first interconnection trace electrical conducting material connected to the first electrical conducting material. A stiffening shank material... Agent:

20140277313 - Implantable electrode: An implantable electrode includes an elongate electrode body and at least one lumen which extends therein at least over a portion of the length of the electrode body. A pressure device reversibly supplies a pressure medium to the at least one lumen such that the electrode body varies the flexibility... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140277318 - Implantable electrode comprising a conductive polymeric coating: The present invention generally relates to coated electrodes comprising an electrically conductive substrate and a polymeric coating, and to methods for the preparation of the same.... Agent: Biotectix, LLC

20140277311 - Implantable medical lead and method of making same: An implantable medical lead includes a longitudinally extending body, an electrical conductor, an electrical component and a weld. The longitudinally extending body includes a distal end, a proximal end, and paddle region near the distal end. The electrical conductor extends through the body between the proximal end and the paddle... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140277315 - Kits and methods for implanting an implantable lead extension: Kits provide management of implantable lead extensions being implanted by providing a kit body with features that retain the extension in a configuration, with amounts being removed as needed during the implantation procedure. The kit can be present within a sterile field, and the kit body features may be arranged... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277316 - Medical leads and techniques for manufacturing the same: In some examples, the disclosure relates to a medical device comprising a lead including an electrically conductive lead wire; and an electrode electrically coupled to the lead wire, the electrode including a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion defines an exposed outer surface of the electrode... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140277312 - Mri compatible implantable lead: An implantable lead is provided that comprises a lead body configured to be implanted in a patient, the lead body having a distal end and a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the distal and proximal ends; a connector assembly provided at the proximal end of the lead body,... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140277314 - Systems and methods for inputting fluid into a lead of an electrical stimulation system: An insertion kit for an electrical stimulation system includes a lead with a lead body and a jacket disposed over at least a portion of the lead body. Apertures are defined along an outer surface of the lead body with each of the apertures extending completely through the jacket to... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277320 - Systems and methods for making and using paddle lead assemblies for electrical stimulation systems: A paddle lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a paddle body. The paddle body includes tour columns of electrodes, each column including at least one electrode. The columns include two outer columns flanking two inner columns. The paddle lead assembly further includes a plurality of lead... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140277321 - Alarm for lead insulation abnormality: A system is provided to determine whether an insulating layer of an implanted lead is damaged.... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140277322 - Implantable medical lead and method of making same: An implantable medical lead may include a longitudinally extending body, an electrical conductor, an electrical component, and a weld. The longitudinally extending body includes a distal end and a proximal end. The electrical conductor extends through the body between the proximal end and the distal end. The electrical component is... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140277323 - Oral neural stimulator: The present disclosure is directed to treatment of a migraine headache or other nervous system malady such as seizures and epilepsy by applying electrical stimulation to a subject's oral mucosa. Noninvasive electrodes may be placed against the subject's oral mucosa tissue by inserting a mouthpiece comprising the electrodes into the... Agent: Oraltone LLC

20140277324 - Device for providing transdermal electrical stimulation at an adjustable position on a head: A device for providing transdermal electrical stimulation at an adjustable position on a head. The device including a supporting member ergonomically shaped and configured to be fixedly supported about an anatomical body part; the supporting member being adjustably positionable in only two directions substantially perpendicular to one another. No electrical... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140277325 - Systems and methods for therapeutic electrical stimulation: In various embodiments, the invention disclosed herein provides systems, devices and methods for providing electrical stimulation to a patient. An electrical mechanical interconnection is provided to facilitate user friendly systems and devices. Exemplary therapeutic electrical stimulation devices include a shoe connected mechanically and electrically to a conductor that provides signals... Agent: Empl Lnc.

20140277327 - Focal tissue stimulator: A focal tissue stimulator is provided that includes a pair of concentric conductors. The conductors may include an inner conductor, and an outer conductor that has an elliptical annular shape and surrounds the inner conductor. The outer conductor may have a minor axis and a mutually-perpendicular, major axis, with a... Agent:

20140277326 - Treatment of various ailments: A method of treating a wide variety of heretofore considered unrelated ailments comprises delivering electricity through a circuit in the body. The circuit includes at least four nerves leading from at least two of the patient's extremities to various nerve roots adjacent the spinal column. Electrical energy from an electrical... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > 58 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140257421 - Methods and devices implementing dual criteria for arrhythmia detection: Methods and devices providing multiple criteria for use in arrhythmia identification. Based on inputs including defined rules or parameters, one of a more conservative or more aggressive set of arrhythmia identification parameters can be selected. One or the other of the selectable sets of arrhythmia identification parameters may also be... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.

20140257422 - Detection of reduced defibrillation pad contact: A system and method of detecting a loss of electrical contact between a pair of electrodes that are electrically coupled to skin of a subject. The method includes monitoring parameters of a transthoracic impedance between the pair of electrodes in at least one of a low frequency regime and a... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140257423 - Method and system for stimulating a heart: The present invention relates generally to implantable medical devices and more particularly to systems and methods for stimulating a heart of a patient. A first ventricle is activated by delivering stimulation to at least one stimulation site, a point of time for arrival at the AV node for at least... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20140257424 - Electrical stimulation device having multiple stimulation channels: An implantable electrical stimulation device configured to treat multiple pelvic conditions of a patient includes a pulse generator, memory, first and second electrode leads comprising one or more electrodes, a switch and a controller. The switch has a first state, in which the first electrode lead is electrically coupled to... Agent:

20140257425 - Hypertension therapy device with longevity management: System and methods for programming and delivering electrical stimulation to treat hypertension are discussed. In various embodiments, an ambulatory stimulator system, such as an implantable medical device, can receive a power-saving command and deliver the electrical stimulation to a target site in a patient according to one or more simulation... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140257426 - Method and apparatus for controlling blood pressure using respiration-mediated heart rate variation: System and methods for programming and delivering electrical stimulation to treat hypertension are described. In various embodiments, an ambulatory stimulator system, such as an implantable medical device, can detect a respiration-mediated heart rate variation (RM-HRV), monitor the efficacy of hypertension therapy and adjust the stimulation parameters using the detected RM-HRV... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140257427 - System for deep brain stimulation employing a sensor for monitoring patient movement and providing closed loop control: A closed loop system is disclosed for monitoring patient movements, such as tremors, and for automatically controlling an implantable stimulator device on the basis of the detected movements. The system includes a motion sensor such as a wearable item that contains an accelerometer to monitor a patient's movements, such as... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140257428 - Neuromodulation using modulated pulse train: A neuromodulation system comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of electrodes, a user interface configured for receiving input from a user that selects one of a plurality of different shapes of a modulating signal and/or selects one of a plurality of different... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140257429 - Stimulation apparatus: An apparatus (40) comprises means (402) for applying electrical stimulation to a human or animal body via a pair of electrodes (50). The apparatus further comprises means (406, 410) for measuring impedance of the body between the pair of electrodes (50).... Agent:

20140257430 - Methods, systems, and devices for treating tinnitus with vns pairing: A method of treating tinnitus comprising measuring a patient's hearing, determining the patient's hearing loss and the patient's tinnitus frequency using the measurements of the patient's hearing, programming a clinical controller with the measurements of the patient's hearing, selecting a plurality of therapeutic tones, where the therapeutic tones are selected... Agent: The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140257431 - Compensation current optimization for auditory prosthesis systems: An exemplary system includes an implantable cochlear stimulator implanted within a patient, a short electrode array coupled to the implantable cochlear stimulator and having a plurality of electrodes disposed thereon, and a sound processor communicatively coupled to the implantable cochlear stimulator. The sound processor may direct the implantable cochlear stimulator... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140257432 - Switchable dual-coil communication circuitry for extending communication range in an implantable medical device system: Two LC circuits (each with its own coil) are used in either or both of an external controller or an implanted medical device to extend the range at which the two devices can communicate. Only one of the LC circuits (i.e., one of the coils) is used when the device... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140257433 - Devices and methods for treating dry eye in animals: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for treating a condition in an animal. Generally the systems include a stimulator that is implantable in the animal and a controller system configured to transmit one or more signals to the implanted stimulator. The controller system may have a controller configured to... Agent: Oculeve, Inc.

20140257434 - Distributed neuro-modulation system with auxiliary stimulation-recording control units: Systems and methods for modulating a physiological process are provided to enable precise delivery of signals to a predetermined treatment site. The systems may comprise an implantable device and an electrical lead body. The electrical lead body may comprise a plurality of transducer contacts in close proximity to an end... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

20140257435 - Distributed neuro-modulation system with auxiliary stimulation-recording control units: Systems and methods for modulating a physiological process are provided to enable precise delivery of signals to a predetermined treatment site. The systems may comprise an implantable device and an electrical lead body. The electrical lead body may comprise a plurality of transducer contacts in close proximity to an end... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

20140257436 - Tibial nerve stimulation device: A stimulation therapy device provides an electrical stimulation therapy to branches of the tibial nerve of a patient. The device comprises a support member configured to be worn around the ankle or foot of the patient, first and second pairs of electrodes attached to the support member, and a stimulation... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140257437 - Nerve stimulation methods for averting imminent onset or episode of a disease: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating a variety of diseases and disorders that are primarily or at least partially driven by an imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain, such as asthma, COPD, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and the like. The invention involves the use of an energy source... Agent: Electrocore, LLC

20140257438 - Systems and methods for vagal nerve stimulation: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat or prevent disorders in a patient. The devices comprise a handheld device having one or more electrode interfaces for contacting the outer skin surface of a patient, a power source and a signal generator coupled... Agent: Electrocore, LLC

20140257439 - Adjustable therapeutic lights: A light therapy process wherein a patient chooses a filter to adjust a comfort level of the light used for the therapy.... Agent: Verilux, Inc.

20140257440 - Methods and apparatus for therapeutic application of thermal energy including blood viscosity adjustment: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a human condition by providing an appendage chamber having a thermal exchange member. Negative pressure may be applied to a human appendage when placed within the appendage chamber. Blood flowing through the arteriovenous anastomosis (AVA) of the appendage may be heated or cooled... Agent: Avacen, Inc

20140257441 - Method for controlling patient's body temperature: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision into a large blood vessel of a patient. By selectively heating or cooling a portion of the catheter lying within the... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20140257442 - Convertible blanket: A convective blanket may be converted from an underbody blanket to a combination over body and underbody blanket by having an openable seal positioned substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blanket away from the head area of the blanket. The seal may be preformed with a line of... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20140257443 - Device, system and method of removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells: Devices, systems and methods for removing heat from subcutaneously disposed lipid-rich cells are disclosed. In selected embodiments, suction and/or heat removal sources are coupled to an applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The rigid portion includes a thermally conductive plate and a frame coupling the... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.

20140257445 - Pacing leads with a structured coating: An implantable medical device includes a lead body having a distal end and a proximal end, a lumen and at least one lead wire extending through the lumen. The lead wire has an outer surface and a polymeric coating on at least a portion of the outer surface of the... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140257444 - Radiopaque markers for implantable medical leads: A radiopaque marker that includes a body being adapted to be disposed around a portion of an implantable medical lead and formed from a polymer mixed with a radiopacifier. The polymer is designed to form a symbol that identifies the implantable medical lead as being designed for safe application of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140257446 - Electrode having erectable lead: Disclosed is an electrode, such as an SCS paddle electrode, having a lead attached thereto along an interior portion of the electrode. The lead and electrode are configured such that the lead may be positioned generally coplanar with a top surface of the electrode, and may likewise be erected from... Agent:

20140257447 - Systems and methods for electrically stimulating patient tissue on or around one or more bony structures: An implantable lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation to a patient includes a lead body; a terminal disposed along a proximal end of the lead body; and an orthopedic implant coupled to a distal end of the lead body. The orthopedic implant is configured and arranged for anchoring to a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140257448 - Head worn brain stimulation device and method: A self-contained portable head worn device and methods to stimulate a portion of the brain of a wearer are presented. A first electrode is held by the head worn device against the scalp of the wearer in a first location and a second electrode is held against the scalp of... Agent:

20140257449 - Conductive garment: A conductive garment. Conductive fabric sections are each separated by a nonconductive strip. An electrical contact is connected to each conductive fabric section. An attachment pad connects the conductive garment to a support wrap. The nonconductive strip is a sufficient width so that it is able to cover a section... Agent:

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