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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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11/13/2014 > 23 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140336718 - Adaptive medium voltage therapy for cardiac arrhythmias: Aspects of the invention are directed to advanced monitoring and control of medium voltage therapy (MVT) in implantable and external devices. Apparatus and methods are disclosed that facilitate dynamic adjustment of MVT parameter values in response to new and changing circumstances such as the patient's condition before, during, and after... Agent:

20140336719 - Method for hemodynamic optimization using plethysmography: Time delays between a feature of a signal indicative of electrical activity of a patient's heart and a feature of a plethysmograph signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume are used to arrange the operation of an implantable device, such as a pacemaker. Shorter time delays between the feature... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140336720 - Implantable cardiac prosthetic for resynchronization by biventricular pacing using reverse remodeling: An implantable prosthetic device for cardiac resynchronization by biventricular pacing including a cardiac reverse remodeling. The combination of the stimulation sites, the atrioventricular delay (AVD), and the interventricular delay (VVD) together define a common pacing configuration, temporarily switched from an original pacing configuration (a) to a modified pacing configuration (b)... Agent:

20140336721 - Non-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and... Agent:

20140336723 - Active glasses for optic nerve stimulation: Active glasses for stimulating optic nerves of a user.... Agent:

20140336722 - Method and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and suppression of pathological tremors through neurostimulation of the afferent pathways: Method and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and suppression of pathological tremors in a user through the neurostimulation of the afferent pathways to the brain, which comprises wearable elements placed over the parts of the body affected by tremor, wherein said wearable elements (1) have sensors selected from bioelectric sensors (3)... Agent: Georg-august-universitat Gottingen

20140336724 - Retinal prosthesis: The present invention relates to retinal prostheses, and in particular to the transfer of electrical power and data from outside of the human body to such a prosthesis. The retinal prosthesis comprises: A retinal electrode array implanted in the eye to stimulate the retina. A receiving coil implanted sub-sclerally to... Agent:

20140336725 - Methods and systems for lowering a pitch sensation as perceived by a cochlear implant patient: An exemplary method of lowering a pitch sensation as perceived by a cochlear implant patient includes 1) identifying a most apical electrode included in a plurality of electrodes disposed within a cochlea of the patient, 2) directing a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the plurality of electrodes to apply one... Agent:

20140336726 - Fractionalized stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device: A method for configuring stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device having a plurality of electrodes is disclosed, which method is particularly useful in adjusting the electrodes by current steering during initialization of the device. In one aspect, a set of ideal pulses for patient therapy is determined, in which... Agent:

20140336727 - Microwave field stimulator: A system includes a controller module, which includes a storage device, a controller, a modulator, and one or more antennas. The storage device is stored with parameters defining a stimulation waveform. The controller is configured to generate, based on the stored parameters, an output signal that includes the stimulation waveform,... Agent:

20140336728 - Systems and methods that provide an electrical waveform for neural stimulation or nerve block: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can provide an electric waveform for neural stimulation or nerve block. The system can include a first circuit component configured to provide a self-oscillating, voltage-boosted electric waveform. In some instances, the first circuit component can provide a “pause” waveform... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140336729 - Systems and methods for removing contaminating noise from an electric waveform for neural stimulation and nerve block: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can remove contaminating noise (e.g., direct current (DC) contamination or high frequency contamination) from an electric waveform. The system can include a passive filter that includes at least a secondary-side-open-transformer-inductor (SOTI). The SOTI can include a first coil inductively... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140336730 - Devices and methods for non-invasive electrical stimulation and their use for vagal nerve stimulation on the neck of a patient: A non-invasive electrical stimulation device shapes an elongated electric field of effect that can be oriented parallel to a long nerve, such as a vagus nerve in a patient's neck, producing a desired physiological response in the patient. The stimulator comprises a source of electrical power, at least one electrode... Agent:

20140336731 - System for analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues: A patient treatment unit for analyzing and treating abnormality of human or animal tissues, includes a display; a pulse generator circuit that outputs a sequence of electrical pulses at a pulse frequency, the electrical pulses having a pulse width, the pulse generator controlling the pulse frequency and the pulse width... Agent:

20140336732 - Handheld low-level laser therapy apparatus: A laser therapy device, including: a laser diode that is adapted to produce a monochromatic laser beam; a lens that is adapted to receive the beam directly from the laser diode and exploit the natural divergence of the laser diode to form an essentially coherent monochromatic, collimated beam; wherein the... Agent:

20140336733 - Tissue treatment apparatus and systems with pain mitigation and methods for mitigating pain during tissue treatments: Methods, apparatus, and systems for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. Electromagnetic energy is delivered from a treatment electrode through the skin surface to the tissue at a plurality of power levels over a treatment time. During the energy... Agent:

20140336734 - Hyperthermia system and a method for generating a focused threedimensional rf field: The invention relates to a hyperthermia system for treating a patient, comprising an RF power unit, one or more RF antenna's connected to the RF power unit for generating a focused three-dimensional RF field, a controller for adjusting the RF power source and/or the one or more RF antenna's for... Agent: Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

20140336735 - Header connection with reduced complexity: An apparatus includes an implantable housing, a header mounted to the implantable housing and including a connector block cavity, and a connector block located within the connector block cavity, the connector block including a housing portion, a coil spring, and a metallic conductor connected around the coil spring and extending... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140336740 - Medical leads and related systems that include a lumen body that is joined to a lead body and that has multiple filar lumens: Medical leads include a lumen body at an end of the lead, and the lumen body includes multiple filar lumens. The lumen body is joined to a lead body, and electrical connectors are longitudinally spaced along the lumen body. Filars within the filar lumens are directed through filar passageways within... Agent:

20140336736 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336737 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336738 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336739 - Porous dealloyed electrodes: An active implantable electrode includes a conductive substrate and a dealloyed metal on a surface of the conductive substrate such that an electrical voltage applied to the conductor is conducted through the conductive substrate and transferred from the dealloyed metal to surrounding biological tissues. A method for forming a dealloyed... Agent:

  
11/06/2014 > 33 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140330327 - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd) system including substernal lead: Substernal implantable cardioveter-defibrillator (ICD) systems and methods for providing substernal electrical stimulation therapy to treat malignant tachyarrhythmia, e.g., ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) are described. In one example, an implantable cardioveter-defibrillator (ICD) system includes an ICD implanted in a patient and an implantable medical electrical lead. The lead... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330325 - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd) system including substernal pacing lead: An implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) system includes an ICD implanted subcutaneously in a patient, a defibrillation lead having a proximal portion coupled to the ICD and a distal portion having a defibrillation electrode configured to deliver a defibrillation or cardioversion shock to a heart of the patient, and a pacing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330326 - Implantable medical device system having implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd) system and substernal leadless pacing device: Implantable cardiac systems and methods for providing substernal pacing in an ICD system are described. In one example, an implantable cardiac system comprises an ICD system and an implantable leadless pacing device (LPD) communicatively coupled to the ICD system. The ICD system includes an ICD and an implantable defibrillation lead... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330328 - Multi-mode implantable medical device: Techniques and methods for determining the number and type of leads that are connected to an implantable medical device (IMD) system are disclosed. The IMD system is configured having at least two modes of operation, the modes of operation corresponding to the number and type of leads that are coupled... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330329 - Substernal electrical stimulation system: Implantable cardiac pacing systems and methods for providing substernal pacing are described. In one example, a cardiac pacing system includes a pacemaker implanted in a patient and an implantable medical electrical lead. The implantable medical electrical lead includes an elongated lead body having a proximal end and a distal portion,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330330 - Substernal electrical stimulation system: A method and apparatus for selection of one or more ventricular chambers to stimulate for ventricular resynchronization therapy. Intrinsic intracardia electrograms that include QRS complexes, are recorded from a left and right ventricle. A timing relationship between the intrinsic intracardia electrograms recorded from the left and right ventricle is then... Agent:

20140330331 - Substernal leadless electrical stimulation system: Implantable leadless cardiac pacing systems and methods for providing substernal pacing using the leadless cardiac pacing systems are described. In one embodiment, an implantable leadless cardiac pacing system includes a housing, a first electrode on the housing, a second electrode on the housing, and a pulse generator within the housing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140330332 - Control methods and devices for energy delivery: Control systems and methods for delivery of energy that may include control algorithms that prevent energy delivery if a fault is detected and may provide energy delivery to produce a substantially constant temperature at a delivery site. In some embodiments, the control systems and methods may be used to control... Agent:

20140330333 - Methods and devices for modifying vascular parameters: A method of promoting the healing of a lesion in a smooth muscle (200), comprises selecting a smooth muscle portion having a lesion, and applying a non-excitory electric field (210) to the portion, which reduces the mechanical activity of the portion.... Agent:

20140330336 - Mobile phone for stimulating the trigeminal nerve to treat disorders: Devices and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache and trigeminal neuralgia and the like, by noninvasive electrical stimulation of nerves of the head, particularly supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, and mental nerves in the vicinity of their foramen or notch. The system... Agent:

20140330335 - Mobile phone for treating a patient with dementia: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, ischemic stroke, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the like by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of... Agent:

20140330334 - Mobile phone for treating a patient with seizures: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat epileptic seizures by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera... Agent:

20140330337 - Nanowire-based devices for light-induced and electrical stimulation of biological cells: A device including at least one photovoltaic cell and at least one nanowire configured to electrically stimulate a biological material in response to radiation.... Agent:

20140330341 - Apparatus and method using near infrared reflectometry to reduce the effect of positional changes during spinal cord stimulation: A positionally sensitive spinal cord stimulation apparatus and method using near-infrared (NIR) reflectometry are provided for automatic adjustments of spinal cord stimulation. The system comprises an electrode assembly with an integrated optical fiber sensor for sensing spinal cord position. The integrated optical fiber sensor, comprising a pair of optical elements... Agent:

20140330338 - Linked area parameter adjustment for spinal cord stimulation and associated systems and methods: Systems and methods for managing pain in a patient using an electrical waveform that link the modulation of a waveform parameter for different areas of a patient. One embodiment in a system for managing pain in a patient comprises an electric device configured to be implanted into the patient and... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140330339 - Systems and methods for the treatment of pain through neural fiber stimulation: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for the treatment of pain through activation of select neural fibers. The neural fibers may comprise one or more afferent neural fibers and/or one or more efferent neural fibers. If afferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with efferent fibers,... Agent:

20140330340 - Systems and methods for the treatment of pain through neural fiber stimulation: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for the treatment of pain through activation of select neural fibers. The neural fibers may comprise one or more afferent neural fibers and/or one or more efferent neural fibers. If afferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with efferent fibers,... Agent:

20140330342 - Smart phone application for providing neuro/muscular electro stimulation: A method of assessing the effectiveness of muscle treatment is provided that includes a controller generating a control signal for transmission to an energy generator, delivering energy from the energy generator to a stimulation pad for purposes of providing muscle therapy, and measuring at least one muscle metric value reflective... Agent:

20140330343 - Neural stimulation electrodes: The present invention relates to a neural prosthesis. In its most general form, the neural prosthesis comprises an electrode array including a stimulating electrode (801) and a bipolar return electrode (802). The neural prosthesis also comprises a monopolar return electrode (806), a first electrical return path (812) associated with the... Agent:

20140330344 - Systems and methods for facilitating binaural hearing by a cochlear implant patient: An exemplary system for facilitating binaural hearing by a cochlear implant patient includes 1) a spectral analysis facility configured to divide a first audio signal presented to a first ear of the patient and a second audio signal presented to a second ear of the patient into first and second... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140330345 - Systems and methods for tissue stimulation in medical treatment: Stimulation treatments for various medical disorders, such as neurological disorders, comprise novel systems, strategies, and methods for providing TMS, electrical, magnetic, optical and other stimulation. Some stimulation methods comprise varying the stimulation parameters to improve the therapeutic efficacy of stimulation, and decrease risk of habituation and side-effects such as interference... Agent:

20140330347 - Method and apparatus for storing up-to-date information on an implantable medical device: Systems and methods are described for communicating device information and performance information associated with a population of other electrodes to a remote transceiver. The system can include a radio frequency identification (RFID) circuit coupled to an implantable component. The RFID circuit can include a memory circuit configured to store device... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140330346 - Molded headers for implantable signal generators, and associated systems and methods: Molded headers, implantable signal generators having molded headers, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. An implantable signal generator in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a can having a shell and a battery positioned at least partially within the shell. An output terminal can be operably coupled to... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140330348 - Implant recharger handshaking system and method: Systems, methods, and devices for wireless recharging of an implanted device. In response to receiving identification information from an implanted device, a charger can set an electrical field to a first field strength and receive first field strength information from the implanted device. The charger can then set the electrical... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140330349 - Extremely low duty-cycle activation of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway to treat chronic inflammation: Described herein are systems and methods for applying extremely low duty-cycle stimulation sufficient to treat chronic inflammation with progressively longer delays (off periods) from an initial stimulation. In particular, described herein are supra-threshold pulses of electrical stimulation sufficient to result in a long-lasting (e.g., >48 hours) inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines... Agent:

20140330350 - Device for stimulation of the brain by laser circularly or elliptically polarized light: The device intended for the stimulation of the brain by laser circularly or elliptically polarized light consists of the main unit (1) equipped in the front part with control buttons (3), and a display (2) from which at least one laser diode (16, 17, 18, 19) is supplied. At least... Agent:

20140330351 - Hair treatment system and method: A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to reduce or eliminate Xray or ultraviolet radiation damage to the... Agent:

20140330352 - Apparatus for retina phototherapy: A retina phototherapy system having a substantially horizontal working surface with an adjustable, ergonomic headrest assembly. A retina phototherapy device is adjustably disposed on the working surface and generally includes laser optics, a camera, a flat screen monitor, and a control joystick. The laser optics are oriented generally in the... Agent: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC

20140330353 - Skull-focused rf-based stimulation apparatus, system and method for treating patients with alzheimer's disease or other dementia: The portable, wearable, proximal Alzheimer's disease treatment invention is based upon creating an RF field of particular frequencies and intensities that are applied to the patient's head. To accomplish the aforementioned disease treatment functionality, a system was invented comprising a network of antennas connected to an RF generator via a... Agent:

20140330355 - Implantable lead having multi-planar spiral inductor filter: A multilayer helical wave filter having a primary resonance at a selected RF diagnostic or therapeutic frequency or frequency range, includes an elongated conductor forming at least a portion of an implantable medical lead. The elongated conductor includes a first helically wound segment having at least one planar surface, a... Agent:

20140330357 - Independently actuatable switch for selection of an mri compatible bandstop filter placed in series with a particular therapy electrode of an active implantable medical device: An MRI-compatible electronic medical therapy system includes an active medical device connected to a plurality of electrodes. An independently actuatable switch selectively electrically connects at least one circuit protection device in electrical series with the electrodes and the medical device. The circuit protection device is adapted to permit current flow... Agent:

20140330354 - Multi-branch stimulation electrode for subcutaneous field stimulation: A multi-branch stimulation electrode is disclosed herein. The multi-branch stimulation electrode can include a plurality of branches that extend from a hub. The branches can each include one or several stimulation contacts that can deliver an electrical current to tissue contacting the stimulation contacts. The stimulation contacts can be electrically... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140330356 - Systems and methods for the treatment of pain through neural fiber stimulation: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for the treatment of pain through activation of select neural fibers. The neural fibers may comprise one or more afferent neural fibers and/or one or more efferent neural fibers. If afferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with efferent fibers,... Agent:

  
10/30/2014 > 38 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140324110 - Public access cpr and aed device: A system for resuscitation of a heart attack victim. The system includes CPR device which compresses the victim's chest, a defibrillator which may be used to defibrillate the patient, and an identification system for identifying the person operating the system. Depending on the identity of the operator, the system permits... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20140324111 - Defibrillation system and method and defibrillator electrode device: A defibrillation system includes an electrode set to contact a biological subject, and a portable electronic device supporting mobile wireless communications and coupled to the electrode set. The portable electronic device includes a processor and a memory unit. The memory unit stores program instructions which, when executed by the processor,... Agent: Thinkcloud Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

20140324112 - Wearable defibrillator with audio input/output: A wearable defibrillator and method of monitoring the condition of a patient. The wearable defibrillator includes at least one therapy pad, at least one sensor and at least one processing unit operatively connected to the one or more therapy pads and the one or more sensors. The wearable defibrillator also... Agent:

20140324113 - Device and method for reducing patient transthoracic impedance for the purpose of delivering a therapeutic current: A device and method for reducing patient transthoracic impedance for the purpose of delivering a therapeutic current are provided. In one embodiment, the device for reducing patient transthoracic impedance for the purpose of delivering a therapeutic current may be used in a defibrillator. The device for reducing patient transthoracic impedance... Agent:

20140324114 - System and method to deliver therapy in presence of another therapy: Various aspects relate to a method. In various embodiments, a therapy of a first therapy type is delivered, and it is identified whether a therapy of a second therapy type is present to affect the therapy of the first therapy type. Delivery of the therapy is controlled based on the... Agent:

20140324115 - Vagal stimulation: The disclosure herein relates generally to methods for treating heart conditions using vagal stimulation, and further to systems and devices for performing such treatment. Such methods may include monitoring physiological parameters of a patient, detecting cardiac conditions, and delivering vagal stimulation (e.g., electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve or neurons... Agent:

20140324116 - Active implantable medical device for the treatment of heart failure with vagus nerve stimulation in synchrony with cardiac activity: A medical device includes a VNS pulse burst generator for stimulation of the vagus nerve, and a controller for analyzing the cardiac rhythm. It further includes a sequencer that uses an estimator to calculate during a given cycle an estimate of the temporal position of the R wave of the... Agent:

20140324117 - Lead and methods for brain monitoring and modulation: An apparatus, a system and methods for modulating and monitoring tissue have an elongate member with proximal and distal ends and a plurality of annular stimulating electrodes axially arranged along the elongate member. The stimulating electrodes are disposed near the distal end and are adapted to pass current into tissue.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140324118 - Devices and methods for treating medical disorders with evoked potentials and vagus nerve stimulation: Devices, systems and methods for treating medical disorders, such as migraine or other primary headaches, or fibromyalgia, by noninvasive electrical stimulation of a vagus nerve, used in conjunction with the measurement of evoked potentials (EPs). The system comprises a stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck... Agent: Electrocore, LLC

20140324120 - Integrated surface stimulation device for pain management and wound therapy: The present invention provides a thin and flexible device and method of use thereof for pain and wound treatment of a subject. The integrated surface stimulation device may comprise a complete wireless stimulation system in a disposable and/or reusable flexible device for widespread use in multiple therapeutic applications. The invention... Agent:

20140324119 - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and method using same: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and associated methods to produce analgesia in a mammal by providing an electrical nerve stimulus utilizing a pulsed input of low level electrical current, wherein the level of current is measurable with the measurements utilized to at least adjust the strength of the... Agent:

20140324121 - System and method for facial nerve stimulation: A system for stimulating facial nerves in a subject includes an electrode having a plurality of contacts configured to be placed in a parotid region of the subject's face and a processor in communication with the electrode. The processor has program code for stimulating one or more facial nerve branches... Agent:

20140324122 - Electrical nerve stimulation based on channel specific sampling sequences: A method of activating at least two electrodes in a multichannel electrode array using channel specific sampling sequences is presented. A channel specific sampling sequence is defined for each electrode, the sequence having a particular duration, pulse amplitude distribution, and number of pulses. A weighting factor is applied to the... Agent:

20140324125 - Human-implantable-neurostimulator user interface having multiple levels of abstraction: A programming-device user interface may include multiple levels of abstraction for programming treatment settings. A stimulation zone-programming interface may be at a highest level of abstraction and may include idealized stimulation zones. A field strength-programming interface may be at a middle level of abstraction and may include electromagnetic field-strength patterns... Agent:

20140324123 - Methods and apparatus for detecting and localizing partial conductor failures of implantable device leads: Method and apparatus for diagnosis of conductor anomalies, such as partial conductor failures, in an implantable lead for an implantable medical device are disclosed. In various embodiments, small changes in the lead impedance are identified by the use of a small circuit element that is incorporated as part of the... Agent:

20140324124 - System and method for displaying stimulation field generated by electrode array: An implantable pulse generator includes a current steering capability that allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a group of electrodes within an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including the amplitude, width and pulse repetition rate of such... Agent:

20140324126 - Heating control for an inductive external charger for an implantable medical device: The disclosed technique for charging a battery in an implantable medical device using an external charger indirectly determines the total power dissipated as heat in the IPG (P_IPG) by accounting for the various powers in the external charger/IPG system which are either known or can be measured, such as the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140324127 - Implantable medical device with multi-function single coil: A combination charging and telemetry circuit for use within an implantable device, such as a microstimulator, uses a single coil for both charging and telemetry. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, one or more capacitors are used to tune the single coil to different frequencies, wherein the coil... Agent:

20140324130 - Device and method for self-positioning of a stimulation device to activate brown adipose tissue depot in supraclavicular fossa region: A mechanical locating tool for self-locating the supraclavicular fossa region of the human body to activate the brown adipose tissue depot therein by referencing at least one of the clavicle, chin, neck and/or sternum. Also, a method for activation of brown adipose tissue depot in a human body by partially... Agent:

20140324128 - Electroosmotic tissue treatment: Apparatus for driving fluid between first and second anatomical sites of a subject is provided, comprising (1) a first electrode, configured to be coupled to the first anatomical site of the subject; (2) a second electrode, configured to be coupled to the second anatomical site of the subject; and (3)... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.

20140324129 - Systems and methods for temporary, incomplete, bi-directional, adjustable electrical nerve block: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can provide an incomplete nerve block to a patient. In some instances, the incomplete nerve block can be bi-directional. In other instances, the incomplete nerve block can be adjustable. The system can include a waveform generator that can provide... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140324131 - Techniques for sensing and adjusting a compliance voltage in an implantable stimulator device: Disclosed herein are methods and circuitry for monitoring and adjusting a compliance voltage in an implantable stimulator devices to an optimal value that is sufficiently high to allow for proper circuit performance (i.e., sufficient current output), but low enough that power is not needlessly wasted via excessive voltage drops across... Agent:

20140324134 - Channelrhodopsins for optical control of cells: The invention, in some aspects relates to compositions and methods for altering cell activity and function and the introduction and use of light-activated ion channels.... Agent: The Governrs Of The University Of Alberta

20140324133 - Materials and approaches for optical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system: A variety of methods, devices, systems and arrangements are implemented for stimulation of the peripheral nervous system. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, method is implemented in which light-responsive channels or pumps are engineered in a set of motor units that includes motor units of differing physical volumes.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140324135 - Skin treatment apparatus: The apparatus includes a source of treatment radiation which is arranged to generate radiation at one of a plurality of radiation parameters (such as power levels), a control unit and a base unit. The control unit is arranged to removably dock with the base unit and includes a sensor which... Agent: Cyden Limited

20140324132 - Therapeutic device using far-infrared radiation: This invention relates to a therapeutic device for treating human or animal body, comprising an array of infrared-emitting elements in an attachment means that follows the contour of the body part to be treated, said infrared-emitting element being an infrared-emitting ceramic plate made of a mixture of infrared-emitting oxides having... Agent:

20140324136 - Therapeutic led system for a hot tub: A housing containing individual light therapy Light Emitting Diode bulbs that can be adjusted to illuminate up to nine different modes of different colors and different levels of nanometers designed to aid in specific medical conditions and assist in maintaining healthy skin. It is designed to be installed in tanning... Agent: Lpi, Inc.

20140324137 - Light therapy platform system: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly comprising a first wall to which the lamps are affixed thereto and a second wall, closer to the patient, spaced from the first wall wherein the lamps are recessed relative thereto. The second... Agent: La Lumiere LLC

20140324138 - Wirelessly-powered illumination of biological tissue: In exemplary implementations of this invention, an implant device is wholly or partially implanted in a mammal. The implant device includes an antenna, circuitry, a supercapacitor, one or more light sources, and an array of optical fibers or light guides. The antenna and circuitry receive energy by wireless transmission from... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140324142 - Acute myocardial infarction treatment by electrical stimulation of the thoracic aorta: Apparatus and methods are described including an electrode device (30) that is configured to assume a coiled configuration when the device is in an unconstrained state, the electrode device being shaped to define a lumen (40). At least one electrode (21) is disposed on the electrode device. At least one... Agent:

20140324143 - Coatings for active implantable medical devices: The present invention relates to active implantable medical stimulation devices. An active implantable medical stimulation device comprises an electrically non-conductive support member, one or more electrically conductive stimulation electrodes disposed on the support member and a cover covering the support member and the one or more electrodes. At locations where... Agent:

20140324140 - Cranial burr hole plug with anti-skewing clamping mechanism: A burr hole plug comprises a plug base configured for being mounted around a burr hole. The plug base includes an aperture through which an elongated medical device exiting the burr hole may pass. The plug base is configured to accommodate a variety of cranium forms without requiring deformation of... Agent:

20140324141 - Method for coating devices using electrospinng and melt blowing: A medical electrical lead may include an insulative lead body, a conductor disposed within the insulative lead body, an electrode disposed on the insulative lead body and in electrical contact with the conductor and a fibrous matrix disposed at least partially over the electrode. The fibrous matrix may be formed... Agent:

20140324139 - Mri conditionally safe lead with multi-layer conductor: An implantable medical lead exhibits reduced heating under MRI conditions. The lead includes a multi-layer coil conductor including an inner coil layer, a middle coil layer disposed around the inner coil layer, and an outer coil layer disposed around the middle coil layer. Each of the coil layers is characterized... Agent:

20140324144 - Minimally invasive methods for implanting a sacral stimulation lead: Methods and apparatus for implanting a neural stimulation lead in a patient's body are described. A lead assembly comprises a pointed-tip stylet, a stimulation lead, and an optional tube to deploy a fixation element attached to the lead. One embodiment of the implant methods starts with inserting the pointed-tip lead... Agent:

20140324145 - Electrode assemblies and associated fixation members for implantable medical devices: A fixation member of an electrode assembly for an implantable medical device includes a tissue engaging portion extending along a circular path, between a piercing distal tip thereof and a fixed end of the member. The circular path extends around a longitudinal axis of the assembly. A helical structure of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140324146 - Stand-alone electronic apparatus and device for fastening the latter to an electrode located on the head of a patient for use when the patient is lying down: Stand-alone apparatus intended to be fastened on to a body part, comprising a bipolar electrode (1), a light electronic device (2), means for the mechanical fastening of the electronic apparatus (2) to the electrode (1) and means enabling the electrical current to flow from the electronic apparatus (2) to the... Agent: Stx-med Sprl

20140324147 - Frame with a nosepiece and an electrode holder for an electrode for electrostimulation of the eye: A stimulation electrode arrangement for a device (10) for electrostimulation of the eye is described, the device (10) having a spectacles-like frame (11) with a nosepiece (12), an arrangement, connected to the nosepiece (12), for holding the frame (11) on the head of the patient, and at least one electrode... Agent:

  
10/23/2014 > 30 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20140316478 - Systems for regulation of blood pressure and heart rate: A method and apparatus for treating a condition associated with impaired blood pressure and/or heart rate in a subject comprising applying an electrical treatment signal, wherein the electrical treatment signal is selected to at least partially block nerve impulses, or in some embodiments, to augment nerve impulses.... Agent:

20140316479 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes an actuator and/or sensor portion to be fixed to bodily tissue by means of a fixation mechanism, to act on the tissue and/or to detect a signal from the tissue, wherein at least one detector element, preferably a plurality of detector elements, adapted for detecting... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140316480 - Implantable device with responsive vascular and cardiac controllers: Exemplary methods are described for providing responsive vascular control with or without cardiac pacing. An implantable device with responsive vascular and cardiac controllers interprets physiological conditions and responds with an appropriate degree of vascular therapy applied as electrical pulses to a sympathetic nerve. In one implementation, an implantable device is... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140316481 - Programmer for cardiac implantable medical devices, having an accelerated test mode of the parameters: A programmer for cardiac implantable medical devices, including an accelerated test mode of the operating parameters. The programmer includes a user interface that is used to define the tests to be performed on the implant and display the results thereof. These tests includes: ventricular and atrial sensing sensitivity, ventricular and... Agent:

20140316482 - Medical implant having a conductive coating: A coated medical implant and associated method are disclosed. The coated medical implant can include a metallic outer surface. An intermediary layer can be coated on at least a portion of the metallic outer surface. A polyethylene glycol (PEG) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) can be formed on at least a portion... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140316483 - Plurality of electrons for use in the restoration of a patient's health: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a non-invasive stimulatory adjustment of the body's own self-repair-system using a plurality of electrons. In particular, embodiments of the present invention relate to a plurality of electrons for use in the restoration of a patient's health, preferably a human patient's health in a... Agent: Fenzian Ltd.

20140316484 - Non invasive neuromodulation device for enabling recovery of motor, sensory, autonomic, sexual, vasomotor and cognitive function: In one example embodiment, a neuromodulation system for inducing locomotor activity in a mammal, in cooperation with a signal generator and an electrode, delivers a signal with an overlapping high frequency pulse to a mammal... Agent:

20140316485 - Nasal stimulation devices and methods: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for treating one or more conditions (such as dry eye) or improving ocular health by providing stimulation to nasal or sinus tissue. Generally, the devices may be handheld or implantable. In some variations, the handheld devices may have a stimulator body and a... Agent: Oculeve, Inc.

20140316488 - Neural stimulation modulation based on monitored cardiovascular parameter: An aspect relates to a system for providing baroreflex stimulation. An embodiment of the system comprises a heart rate monitor to sense a heart rate and provide a signal indicative of the heart rate, and a baroreflex stimulator. The stimulator includes a pulse generator to intermittently generate a stimulation signal... Agent:

20140316489 - System and method for programming neurostimulation devices using cached plug-in software drivers: A system for programming a plurality of different models, or generations, of neurostimulation devices includes a plurality of plug in software drivers stored on a hard drive of the system, wherein the plurality of plug-in software drivers are respectively configured for facilitating communication between the plurality of different models of... Agent:

20140316487 - Vagal nerve stimulator with mode switching: Various aspects of the present subject matter relate to an implantable device. Various device embodiments comprise at least one port to connect to at least one lead with at least electrode, stimulation circuitry connected to the at least one port and adapted to provide at least one neural stimulation therapy... Agent:

20140316486 - Vagal stimulation: The disclosure herein relates generally to methods for treating heart conditions using vagal stimulation, and further to systems and devices for performing such treatment. Such methods may include monitoring physiological parameters of a patient, detecting cardiac conditions, and delivering vagal stimulation (e.g., electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve or neurons... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140316490 - Active implantable medical device for the treatment of heart failure with vagus nerve stimulation: An active implantable medical device includes a VNS pulse bursts generator for stimulation of the vagus nerve according to several selectable configurations. The device may further include a sensor of the current activity level of the patient. The generator is controlled on the activity signal via a classifier determining the... Agent:

20140316491 - Compositions and methods for reducing photosensitivity associated with photodynamic therapy: The present invention provides compositions and methods for decreasing photosensitivity induced by photodynamic therapy (PDT). The compositions and methods of the present method employ porphyrin complexing molecules as agents for reducing photosensitivity.... Agent: Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20140316492 - Led phototherapy apparatus for skin: Disclosed therein is an LED phototherapy apparatus for skin including: a support part on which a user lies with the back of the head; a rotation part rotatably hinge-coupled to the support part, the rotation part having a space for accommodating the user's head; a light emitting member formed inside... Agent: Bs And Co. Ltd.

20140316493 - Lumbar cryotherapy belt with access window: The present invention comprises a cryo therapy system suitable for use on a patient's lumbar area. A belt is provided with a front closure and a posterior window. The belt is looped around the patient's abdomen, with the posterior window lying over the lumbar spine. The front closure is secured... Agent:

20140316495 - Conformable heated mattress: Embodiments include a conformable heated mattress for patient warming during surgery. The mattress may include a base layer coupled to an operating table and a heated layer coupled to the base layer. The heated layer may include an electrical heating element. The heated layer is coupled to an opposing surface... Agent:

20140316494 - Conformable heating blanket: Embodiments include a heating blanket. The heating blanket may include a heating element and a shell covering the heating element. The heating element has elastic properties and is disposed in the shape of a sheet. The shell may have one or more sheets of polymeric material bonded together adjacent a... Agent:

20140316496 - Intravascular electrode arrays for neuromodulation: A neuromodulation catheter positionable within a blood vessel for transvascular nerve stimulation includes a catheter body and an electrically insulative substrate carried at a distal end of the catheter body. A distal end of the substrate includes a plurality of laterally spaced-apart fingers. The substrate includes a first face and... Agent: NeurotronikIPHolding (jersey) Limited

20140316500 - Lead set for nerve stimulator and method of operation thereof: Single-use electrical leads for a nerve stimulator are disclosed. The nerve stimulator has a “test mode” that determines a current value for treatment, and a “therapy mode” that administers treatment with the chosen current value. Preferably the fuse is electrically isolated from the leads that contact the patient.... Agent:

20140316497 - Method of routing electrical current to bodily tissues via implanted passive conductors: The invention provides an implant, system and method for electrically stimulating a target tissue to either activate or block neural impulses. The implant provides a conductive pathway for a portion of electrical current flowing between surface electrodes positioned on the skin and transmits that current to the target tissue. The... Agent: Rehabtronics, Inc.

20140316502 - Modular lead end: Various embodiments of this disclosure concern assembly of a lead having one or two modular lead ends. A modular lead end can be made by aligning a plurality of wires exposed on an end of a main lead body with a plurality of conductors exposed on an end of a... Agent:

20140316499 - Neurostimulator: Methods and devices for stimulating nerves are disclosed. In one embodiment adapted for stimulating excitable tissue, the invention includes drive circuitry, an acoustic transducer and a pair of electrodes.... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University

20140316498 - Releasable contact connection arrangement for electrodes on an electromedical device: A releasable contact connection arrangement for electrodes on an electromedical device, in particular for electrodes of active implants, such as neurostimulator devices, includes a contact end, which is provided on the electrode and comprises at least one electrical contact, a device-side connector head on the electromedical device, a connector opening... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140316501 - Suture holes on a flexible implant: A device according to some embodiments may include an implant unit which may include a flexible carrier, an antenna arranged on the flexible carrier, at least one pair of modulation electrodes on the flexible carrier, at least one implantable circuit electrically connected to the at least one pair of modulation... Agent:

20140316503 - Parylene-based microelectrode array implant for spinal cord stimulation: An implantable electrode array assembly configured to apply electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. A substantially electrically nonconductive layer of the device has a first portion positionable alongside the spinal cord that includes a plurality of first openings. The layer has a second portion that includes a plurality of second... Agent:

20140316504 - Implantable indifferent electrode: The present invention relates to an electrode arrangement, preferably for the temporary Stimulation or defibrillation of the heart, consisting of at least one unipolar electrode (cathode) (6), which is fixed at the myocardium of the heart, and an indifferent electrode (2a, 2b) which is fixed at the inner wall of... Agent:

20140316505 - Electrode for use with transcranial direct current stimulation: The present invention is directed to signing up at a single site to receive both credit and business information, and the combining of personal credit information for an individual and business credit information of a business with which the individual is associated. For example, the invention can provide a website... Agent: Yani Skincare, LLC

20140316506 - Portable device for treating insect bites and the like: A portable device for treating the bites or stings of insects and harmful creatures, comprising a monolithic containing body made in a single piece and defining an internal housing space, a piezoelectric element configured for producing a predetermined difference in electrical potential, and an actuating element operable by a user... Agent: Tecnimed S.r.l.

20140316507 - Systems and methods for therapeutic electrical stimulation: A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end to a second end, and having first and second surfaces, the first end of the shoe defining... Agent:

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