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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
01/08/2015 > 28 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20150012052 - Low amperage current and heat applicator: A combined heat and current applicator assembly including a heat applicator, a current applicator and a control unit. The heat applicator includes a housing, a heated tip and a cable for receiving electricity from the control unit. The current applicator includes a housing, a current tip, and a cable for... Agent:

20150012053 - Systems and methods for facilitating apical electrode stimulation by an electro-acoustic stimulation system: An exemplary electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) device includes 1) a detection facility configured to detect audio content presented to a patient and included in an acoustic stimulation frequency range, 2) an acoustic stimulation management facility configured to direct a loud-speaker to apply acoustic stimulation representative of the audio content included in... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20150012054 - Timing control for paired plasticity: Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies, rehabilitation and performance enhancement training. Stimulations of nerves such as the vagus nerve that affect subcortical regions such as the nucleus basalis, locus coeruleus or... Agent:

20150012056 - Implantable electroacupuncture device for reducing hypertension: Disclosed is an implantable, coin-sized, self-contained, leadless electroacupuncture (EA) device having at least two electrode contacts attached to the surface of its housing. The electrodes include a central cathode electrode on a bottom side of the housing, and a circumferential anode electrode that surrounds the cathode electrode. In one embodiment,... Agent: Valencia Technologies Corporation

20150012055 - Method for reducing hypertension using an implantable electroacupuncture device: Disclosed is an implantable, coin-sized, self-contained, leadless electroacupuncture (EA) device having at least two electrode contacts attached to the surface of its housing. The electrodes include a central cathode electrode on a bottom side of the housing, and a circumferential anode electrode that surrounds the cathode electrode. In one embodiment,... Agent: Valencia Technologies Corporation

20150012057 - State machine framework for programming closed-loop algorithms that control the delivery of therapy to a patient by an implantable medical device: This disclosure describes a state machine framework for programming closed-loop algorithms that control the delivery of therapy to a patient by an implantable medical device (IMD). The state machine framework may use one or more programmable state parameters to define at least part of a structure of a state machine... Agent:

20150012059 - Device for cochlear implant with sensor and electrode: Disclosed is a device for a cochlear implant with a sensor and an electrode to sense vibration of a sound and stimulate the auditory nerve, the device comprising a sensor unit inserted in a scala tympani of the cochlea, sensing vibration caused by a sound from the cochlea, converting the... Agent:

20150012058 - Integrated speech processor headpiece: Cochlear implant systems include a circuit board having electronic circuitry configured to generate one or more signals configured to direct electrical stimulation of one or more stimulation sites within a patient, an induction coil configured to transmit a telemetry signal by generating a telemetry magnetic field, and a telemetry flux... Agent:

20150012063 - Charge pump system, devices and methods for an implantable stimulator: A medical device for providing an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient includes a microcontroller configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses and a control signal. The medical device includes a stimulation driver coupled to the microcontroller. The stimulation driver is configured to amplify the electrical pulses into amplified... Agent:

20150012061 - Circuit for discriminating between battery charging signals and rf telemetry signals received by a single coil in an implantable medical device: A medical device for providing a stimulation therapy includes a coil configured to receive both inductive charging and telemetry signals. The inductive charging signals are in a first frequency band. The telemetry signals are in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band. The medical device includes inductive... Agent:

20150012065 - Electrode band system and methods of using the system to treat obesity: At least one of a plurality of disorders of a patient characterized at least in part by vagal activity innervating at least one of a plurality of organs of the patient is treated by a method that includes positioning an electrode on a vagus nerve. An electrical signal is applied... Agent:

20150012064 - Neurostimulator configured to sense evoked potentials in peripheral nerves: A method of providing stimulation therapy to a patient includes performing first and second calibration processes in first and second patient posture states, respectively. The first and second calibration processes respectively associates a sensation experienced by a patient, in the respective patient posture states, with first and second amounts of... Agent:

20150012066 - Noninvasive delivery and control of stimulation signals: System and method for the non-invasive, wireless generation, delivery, and control of electrostimulation signals. The system contains a circuit board with a plurality of components protected by a silicone housing disposed in overlying relation to form a hollow interior therein. Collectively, this is one electrode. A plurality of electrodes are... Agent:

20150012060 - Remote electrical treatment system: The remote electrical treatment system contains an authentication server, a prescription server, a backup server, a prescription access device, and an electrical treatment device. A user can requests an electrical treatment prescription anywhere and anytime from the authentication server through the prescription access device, and conducts electrical treatment either when... Agent:

20150012062 - Systems and methods for reducing power consumption in an implantable medical device: A medical device for providing a stimulation therapy includes stimulation circuitry configured to provide a plurality of electrical pulses to be delivered to a patient. The stimulation circuitry contains a microcontroller configured to generate the electrical pulses. Each electrical pulse includes a primary phase, an interphase after the primary phase,... Agent:

20150012067 - System and method for improving nerve finding for peripheral nerve stimulation: A method of identifying a location for applying a stimulation therapy to treat a patient includes stimulating a first body region of the patient transcutaneously via a stimulus generator. The body region contains a first portion of a nerve that has an elongate shape. In response to the stimulating, action... Agent:

20150012069 - Methods for intracardiac surgery and intracardiac delivery of therapies and devices: A method of performing an intracardiac procedure using controlled intermittent diastolic arrest (CIDA) to expand the chambers of the heart to a volume between about 75 to 200% of their normal end-diastolic volume. In one embodiment, CIDA is conducted so that cardiac arrest with cardiac distention is achieved in about... Agent:

20150012068 - System and method for selective and maintained activation of sensory peripheral nerve fibers: A method of establishing a stimulation treatment protocol includes delivering electrical stimulation to a nerve site of the patient. The electrical stimulation is delivered using a stimulation configuration with respect to one or more of the following: activation of a subset of a plurality of electrodes on a lead, electrode... Agent:

20150012070 - Transvascular nerve stimulation apparatus and methods: Electrode structures for transvascular nerve stimulation combine electrodes with an electrically-insulating backing layer. The backing layer increases the electrical impedance of electrical paths through blood in a lumen of a blood vessel and consequently increases the flow of electrical current through surrounding tissues. The electrode structures may be applied to... Agent: Simon Fraser University.

20150012071 - Paddle lead maximizing lateral target points across a peripheral nerve: The present disclosure involves a medical system. The medical system an implantable lead configured to deliver an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient. The lead includes an elongate lead body that is configured to be coupled to a pulse generator that generates electrical stimulations pulses as part of the electrical... Agent:

20150012072 - Vascular access device with integrated light guide: A system for irradiation of a vascular space and its contents is presented. An adapter device having a vascular access end and an optical interface end can include a waveguide affixed within a waveguide lumen and extending outwardly through the vascular access end. The optical interface end includes a tapered... Agent:

20150012073 - Eye mask for amelioration or prevention of dry eye and the like: In one form, an eye mask includes an eye mask core assembly, a covering, a band, and first and second insulated wires. The eye mask core assembly has first and second heat producing areas separated by a distance corresponding to a separation of human eyes and having first and second... Agent:

20150012074 - Eye mask for amelioration or prevention of dry eye and the like: In one form, an eye mask includes an eye mask core assembly, a band, and first and second insulated wires. The eye mask core assembly has first and second heat producing areas separated by a distance corresponding to a separation of human eyes and having first and second ends. The... Agent:

20150012075 - Systems and methods to regulate body temperature: Systems and methods are disclosed for regulating body temperature. The system includes a housing that comprises compartments for a phase change material and a heat transfer material. The compartments are configured to transfer heat from the heat transfer material to the phase change material. A temperature sensor is used to... Agent:

20150012076 - Implantable anchor with locking cam: There is disclosed various embodiments of an implantable anchor for anchoring a medical lead within a patient. The implantable anchor includes a body having at least one lumen for receiving a medical lead, a cam integrated with the body and rotatable to extend into the lumen for engaging the medical... Agent:

20150012077 - Systems and methods for detecting intrathecal penetration: Systems and methods for detecting intrathecal penetration are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes detecting a value corresponding to an impedance of an electrical circuit that in turn includes an electrical contact located within the patient, and patient tissue adjacent to the electrical contact. The method further... Agent:

20150012078 - Medical implantable lead and manufacture thereof: A medical implantable lead comprising a core formed of a bare conductive wire formed from a biocompatible, corrosion-resistant conductive material, loosely wrapped in a fibrous material formed of shaped flattened ribbon filaments of a valve metal, and surrounded by a biocompatible insulation material.... Agent:

20150012079 - Neurostimulation for treating pain, improving function and other nervous system related conditions: Various aspects of this disclosure relate to a patch for treating a patient for chronic pain and for cosmetic treatment. As consistent with one or more embodiments, neurostimulation is carried out via stimulating electrodes and one or more reference electrodes applied externally to a region of pain (e.g., by applying... Agent:

  
01/01/2015 > 28 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20150005835 - System and method for correlation of patient health information and implant device data: A system and method for correlating health related data for display. The system includes a medical device recording data and a display producing device which correlates the data and simultaneously displays different types of data or displays two sets of the same type of data along with the circumstances at... Agent:

20150005836 - Language placard for an automated external defibrillator: An automated external defibrillator (AED) 10 has a changeable language placard (20) which enables the AED to instruct the user in one or more languages. The placard includes a controlling element (120) which is sensed by the AED, and causes the AED to automatically switch the language mode into the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150005837 - Methods for promoting intrinsic activation in single chamber implantable cardiac pacing systems: Cardiac pacing methods for an implantable single chamber pacing system, establish an offset rate for pacing at a predetermined decrement from either a baseline rate (i.e. dictated by a rate response sensor), or an intrinsic rate. Pacing maintains the offset rate until x of y successive events are paced events,... Agent:

20150005838 - Pacing configuration for an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes a sensor configured to generate an endocardial acceleration (EA) signal representative of activity of a patient's heart. The device further includes one or more circuits configured to identify within the EA signal at least one EA signal component corresponding to at least one peak of... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.

20150005839 - Cranial nerve stimulation to treat seizure disorders: A method includes determining a measurement indicative of a synchrony between one or more regions of a patient's autonomic nervous system (e.g., the NTS) and one or more regions of the patient's central nervous system (e.g., the thalamus, the cortex) based on body parameter data. The method also includes adjusting... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.

20150005841 - Transdermal electrical stimulation devices for modifying or inducing cognitive state: Portable transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) applicators for modifying a subject's cognitive state. In general, the portable applicators described are specifically configured and adapted to be lightweight and may be wearable, and to deliver a high-intensity TES able to evoke or enhance a predetermined cognitive effect. These TES applicators may include... Agent:

20150005840 - Transdermal electrical stimulation methods for modifying or inducing cognitive state: Methods of modifying a subject's cognitive state by applying transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). In particular, described herein are methods of applying TES using a pair of electrodes each positioned at a particular location on the skin of the subject's head, or the head and neck, to evoke a predetermined cognitive... Agent:

20150005842 - Electrode selection for sub-threshold modulation therapy: A neuromodulation system and method of providing sub-threshold therapy to a patient. An anodic perception threshold of super-threshold electrical energy and a cathodic perception threshold of super-threshold electrical energy are determined for a plurality of electrode sets. A ratio between the anodic perception threshold and the cathodic perception threshold is... Agent:

20150005844 - External button processor with a rechargeable battery: An external processor device is described for a hearing implant system. An external processor housing has a generally planar skin contacting surface and a central axis perpendicular to the skin contacting surface. A signal processor is located within the processor housing for developing an implant data signal. The processor housing... Agent:

20150005843 - Fast fitting for cochlear implants: Approaches are described for fitting an implanted cochlear implant having electrode array contacts to an implanted patient. For multiple different fitting methods, each fitting method is assigned one or more electrode contacts such that each assigned electrode contact is assigned only one fitting method. For each fitting method, the assigned... Agent:

20150005845 - Reduction of transient sounds in hearing implants: A method is described for generating electrode stimulation signals for electrode contacts in a cochlear implant electrode array. An input audio signal is processed to generate band pass channel signals that each represent an associated band of audio frequencies. A channel envelope is extracted from each channel signal. The input... Agent:

20150005846 - Electrical determination of the local physiological environment in spinal cord stimulation: A medical system configured for performing a medical function in a patient comprises a medical lead configured for being implanted adjacent a tissue region of the patient, and an electrode configured for being implanted adjacent the tissue region. The medical system further comprises analog output circuitry configured for delivering one... Agent:

20150005848 - Heuristic safety net for transitioning configurations in a neural stimulation system: A system and method using a plurality of electrodes. An immediate virtual multipole is defined, an immediate electrode configuration emulating the immediate virtual multipole is defined, electrical energy is conveyed to the electrodes in accordance with the immediate electrode configuration, a new virtual multipole is defined by changing a parameter... Agent:

20150005849 - Neurostimulation system and method for rostro-caudally steering current using longitudinal ideal multipole configurations: A system for an electrical neurostimulator coupled to a plurality of electrodes. The system comprises a user-controlled input device configured for generating directional control signals. The system further comprises control circuitry configured for sequentially defining a plurality of different ideal bipole/tripole configurations relative to the plurality of electrodes in response... Agent:

20150005847 - Neurostimulation system for defining ideal multipole configurations at lead boundary: A system for an neurostimulator coupled to electrodes. The system comprises a input device configured for generating directional control signals, and memory storing ideal multipole configurations. The system further comprises control circuitry configured for defining the ideal multipole configurations relative to the electrodes in response to the directional control signals,... Agent:

20150005850 - Electrical stimulation of blood vessels: Apparatus (20) is provided, including a bifurcation stent (50) comprising one or more electrodes (32), the stent (50) configured to be placed in a primary passage (52) and a secondary passage (54) of a blood vessel (30), and a control unit (34), configured to drive the electrodes (32) to apply... Agent:

20150005851 - Apparatus and methods for stimulating tissue: Apparatus and methods for stimulating tissue employing local current imbalance to facilitate more effective stimulation regimens.... Agent:

20150005852 - Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for treating neurological disorders: A method for treating a disorder of a patient. The method comprises transcutaneously delivering electrical energy to a targeted tissue site at a frequency of at least 50 KHz, thereby treating the disorder.... Agent:

20150005853 - Phototherapy device: A phototherapy device comprises includes a translucent insulating carrier, and an illuminant module disposed inside the translucent insulating carrier, where in the illuminant module comprises a circuit board, a power supply unit, a switch, and at least one light emitting diode, wherein the power supply unit, the switch, and the... Agent:

20150005854 - Portable light hair restoration helmet: A method includes sensing a data uniquely associated with an external environment of a user of a data processing device through a sensor associated with the data processing device and/or the data processing device. The method also includes personalizing an operating environment of the data processing device based on the... Agent:

20150005855 - Liquid titanium fabric articles and methods of use thereof: Systems, apparatus, and methods for medical and therapeutic applications using liquid titanium fabrics are described. Systems and methods may include a method of reducing symptoms of an ailment. The method may include providing an article including liquid titanium fabric, and applying the fabric to a patient for a period of... Agent:

20150005857 - Anchor deployment for implantable medical devices: A tool for deploying an anchor sleeve onto one or more implantable medical device bodies includes a holding element, on which the sleeve is mounted, and a base member having a channel, which receives the element in sliding engagement. A conduit of the holding element receives the one or more... Agent:

20150005858 - Implantable medical device and method for laser processing: Various methods for laser welding biocompatible material for use in implantable medical devices are disclosed. A method for laser processing includes applying a laser beam to a biocompatible material comprising at least 85% by weight zirconium oxide (ZrO2) or “zirconia” in an oxygen-free environment and depleting the material of oxygen.... Agent:

20150005856 - Lead anchors and systems and methods using the lead anchors: A lead anchor includes a body defining a lead lumen extending from a first end to a second end of the body to receive a lead, and a transverse lumen extending from a top end of the body and perpendicularly intersecting the lead lumen. Further, anchor includes a fastener disposed... Agent:

20150005859 - Neurological stimulation lead anchors and associated systems and methods: A spinal cord lead anchor comprising a longitudinally extending sleeve having an aperture sized and positioned to receive a spinal cord lead. A retainer is disposed around the sleeve and is operative to compress at least a portion of the sleeve against a spinal cord lead extending through the sleeve.... Agent:

20150005860 - Paddle leads and lead arrangements for dorsal horn stimulation and methods and systems using the leads: A spinal cord stimulation lead for dorsal born stimulation includes a paddle body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length extending from the distal end to the proximal end; at least one lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal... Agent:

20150005861 - Lead for implantable cardiac prosthesis with integrated protection against the effects of mri fields: A lead for an implantable cardiac prosthesis is disclosed. The lead has integrated protection against the effects of magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) fields. A protection circuit (26) may be placed at the distal end of the lead comprises a resistive component (28) interposed between the electrode (E1, E2) and the... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.

20150005862 - Method and apparatus for implantable cardiac lead integrity analysis: Scientific and medical system circuitry for diagnosis of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead conductor anomalies, in particular conductor migration and externalization within an ICD implantable cardiac lead. The system determines an “imaginary” component of the high frequency transmission line impedance having certain spectral changes that correspond to radially outward movements... Agent:

  
12/25/2014 > 23 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140379039 - Event triggered prognostics: The present disclosure describes an implantable medical device utilizing an event-triggered prognostic indicator. The disclosure describes techniques for prognostics and management of implantable medical systems to facilitate continuity of performance of sensing and therapy delivery functions by providing adequate response time to handle emerging issues prior to adverse clinical impacts.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140379040 - Stimulation mode determination: Devices and methods for providing pacing in multiple modes are provided. One device operates in a dual chamber (DDD or biventricular) mode and in a pacing mode favoring the spontaneous atrioventricular conduction such as an AAI mode (10) with a ventricular sensing or a mode with hysteresis of the atrioventricular... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.

20140379041 - Deployable multi-electrode leadless electrostimulator: An intravascularly-deliverable electrode assembly can be used to provide electrostimulation. The electrode assembly can include an electrostimulation circuit located in a housing, two or more elongate members coupled to the housing and configured to anchor the housing to a heart, the two or more elongate members including two or more... Agent:

20140379042 - Determination for effective defibrillation: A method for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac is disclosed and involves monitoring, with an external defibrillator, multiple parameters of the person receiving emergency cardiac assistance; determining from at least one of the parameters, an indication of trans-thoracic impedance of the person receiving emergency cardiac care; determining,... Agent:

20140379044 - Devices for controlling high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain, and associated systems and methods, including simplified program selection: Selective high-frequency spinal chord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side affects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal chord region to address low back pain... Agent:

20140379043 - Managing back pain by applying a high frequency electrical stimulus directly to the spinal cord: This invention provides a new technology for management of back pain by stimulating the spinal cord in a manner that renders it refractory to transmission of deleterious or undesirable sensory input. The electrical stimulus comprises high frequency pulses in a regular or complex pattern or that are stochastically produced under... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation

20140379045 - System and method for managing pain: A system and method for managing pain, configured to be worn by a patient, comprising an electrode array comprising a first electrode and a second electrode for providing a TENS treatment to the patient; a connector configured to couple at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode... Agent:

20140379046 - Responsive electrical stimulation for movement disorders: An implantable neurostimulator system for treating movement disorders includes a sensor, a detection subsystem capable of identifying episodes of a movement disorder by analyzing a signal received from the sensor, and a therapy subsystem capable of supplying therapeutic electrical stimulation to treat the movement disorder. The system treats movement disorders... Agent:

20140379047 - Medical device battery charging system and methods: Systems, methods, and apparatuses may be used to charge battery-powered devices using a charging device. Such battery-powered devices include the external portions of auditory prostheses or other medical devices. The charging device prioritizes the charging requirements of a number of batteries and transfers power to one or more batteries. The... Agent:

20140379048 - Conductive intra-body communication for implantable medical devices: An implantable medical device including a data communication interface connected to a pulse generator. The pulse generator generates and delivers forward current pulses and reverse current pulses, wherein a polarity of the reverse current pulses is opposite to the polarity of the forward current pulses. Generates pulses representing binary digits,... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140379049 - Treatment of sleep apnea via bilateral stimulation: A neuromodulation device is provided. The neuromodulation device may include a carrier configured for implantation in a subject, the carrier including a first elongated arm and a second elongated arm, each extending from a central portion of the carrier. The device may further include a first pair of modulation electrodes... Agent:

20140379051 - Light acupuncture device: A light acupuncture device includes a wearing member and a stimulating module. The wearing member is adapted to be worn on a human's body, and the stimulating module is affixed to or detachably provided to wearing member. The stimulating module has a base, a light emitting unit and a driving... Agent: Gcsol Tech Co., Ltd.

20140379050 - Light acupuncture module: A light acupuncture module includes a main member, a light emitting unit, and a driving unit. The main member has a touching face adapted to touch a human's skin. The light emitting unit is connected to the main member, and has a light emitting face, from which specific rays emits.... Agent: Gcsol Tech Co., Ltd.

20140379053 - Medical mask device which uses optical fibers: Disclosed is a medical mask apparatus using optical fibers which can selectively project a laser beam to an entire treated portion or a local portion of skin. A medical mask apparatus using optical fibers for projecting a fine laser beam to the skin to activate skin cells and expedite circulation... Agent: Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology

20140379052 - System and method for low-power laser treatment of adipose cells: A lipolysis system comprises a laser applicator that contacts a subject's body surface and provides laser irradiation thereto in communication and cooperation with a laser control device. The laser applicator is controlled to provide low-power laser irradiation to a targeted portion of a subject's body surface for the purpose of... Agent: Yolo Medical Inc.

20140379054 - Apparatus for phototherapy of the eye: A device and method for applying light to the cornea of the eye as, for example, to promote crosslinking of collagen in the cornea for vision correction. The device may include a structure having form and size similar to a conventional contact lens. The structure may include an optically dispersive... Agent: Teclens, LLC

20140379055 - Reduction of rf electrode edge effect: A skin surface is treated with RF energy (e.g., unipolar, monopolar, bipolar or multipolar RF delivery). A first semiconductive cap disposed on a first distal end of a first electrode and, optionally, a second semiconductive cap disposed on a second distal end of a second electrode are applied to the... Agent:

20140379056 - Inflatable convective pad for surgery: An inflatable convective pad for warming a person during surgery has two ends, two sides, and at least two openings, each located in an area of the pad between the two ends and between a respective side and the center of the pad. The openings, which may be in the... Agent:

20140379057 - Inflatable convective pad for surgery: An inflatable convective pad for warming a person during surgery has two ends, two sides, and at least two openings, each located in an area of the pad between the two ends and between a respective side and the center of the pad. The openings, which may be in the... Agent:

20140379058 - Apparatus and method for cooling head injury: An apparatus and method for treating a head injury including head gear and at least one cooling medium. The cooling medium has a prolonged cooling effect to aid injured persons recovery and health after sustaining a head injury. The apparatus and method is also contemplated for use with headaches, migraines,... Agent: Ampac Enterprises Inc.

20140379059 - Implantable connector cleaning system: A system for cleaning mating parts of an implantable connector includes an implantable connector and a cleaning structure. The implantable connector includes first and second detachable mating parts configured: to be implantable in living tissue; to terminate at least a first segment of a cable; and to have with first... Agent:

20140379060 - Methods and apparatus for treating glioma: A method of treating a patient suffering from a glioma. The method comprises delivering electrical energy to a glia at a margin of the glioma, thereby stimulating the glioma.... Agent:

20140379061 - Methods for making leads with segmented electrodes for electrical stimulation systems: One embodiment is a method of making a stimulation lead that includes providing a pre-electrode assembly comprising a plurality of segmented electrodes and a plurality of raised connectors. Each of the segmented electrodes is coupled to at least one other of the segmented electrodes by at least one of the... Agent:

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