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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/27/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070299476 - Sympathetic afferent activation for adjusting autonomic tone: An exemplary method includes delivering electrical stimulation to a sympathetic afferent nerve, acquiring information indicative of autonomic tone and, based at least in part on the information, determining if the delivering caused an increase in parasympathetic nerve activity. Various other exemplary methods, devices, systems, etc., are also disclosed.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20070299479 - Method for reversing ventricular dyssynchrony: A method for reversing ventricular dyssynchrony uses intracardiac echocardiographic measured parameters to systematically determine an optimal, individualized configuration for a cardiac resynchronization stimulator device. This method is particularly relevant for patients with congestive heart failure. The algorithm evaluates improvement in aortic flow and in left ventricular ejection fraction as atrioventricular... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP
20070299480 - Communications network for distributed sensing and therapy in biomedical applications: An implantable medical device system is provided with multiple medical devices implanted in a patient's body and a wireless mesh communication network providing multiple communication pathways between the multiple medical devices. A communication pathway between a first and a second implanted device of the multiple medical devices can comprise one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070299471 - Body-worn electrode apparatus: A body-worn electrode apparatus 10 includes electrodes 1, 2 and 3 to be worn on the surface of a body, and a wiring 5 connected to the electrodes. At least a part of the wiring 5 includes a base material film 11 having a split induction part 13 capable of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20070299472 - System and method of up-regulating bone morphogenetic proteins (bmp) gene expression in bone cells via the application of fields generated by specific and selective electric and electromagnetic signals: Methods and devices are described for the regulation of bone morphogenetic protein gene expression in bone cells via the application of fields generated by specific and selective electric and electromagnetic signals in the treatment of diseased or injured bone. By gene expression is meant the up-regulation or down-regulation of the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20070299473 - System for cardiac resuscitation: System and method for monitoring and controlling, defibrillation and pacing which allows a victim of a cardiac rhythm abnormality immediate access to a medical professional at a central station, who will remotely monitor, diagnose and treat the victim at one of a plurality of remote sites in accordance with the... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20070299474 - High-voltage module for an external defibrillator: A defibrillator includes a module having a portion of the high-voltage components of the defibrillator attached to a substrate and encased in a dielectric material. In one embodiment the defibrillating shock is delivered by a high voltage H-bridge circuit which utilizes four controllably switched semiconductor devices such as IGBTs.... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070299475 - Methods and apparatus to increase secretion of endogenous naturetic hormones: A method and apparatus for treatment of heart failure by increasing secretion of endogenous naturetic hormones ANP and BNP such as by stimulation of the heart atria. Heart pacing is done at an atrial contraction rate that is increased and can be higher than the ventricular contraction rate. Pacing may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070299477 - Secure and efficacious therapy delivery for a pacing engine: The above-described methods and apparatus are believed to be of particular benefit for patients suffering heart failure including cardiac dysfunction, chronic HF, and the like and all variants as described herein and including those known to those of skill in the art to which the invention is directed. It will... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070299478 - Self limited rate response: Rate responsive pacing is limited in an atrial based pacing mode by the AV interval in order to avoid or minimize ventricular encroachment of atrial pacing. The AV or VA interval is used to permit rate responsiveness; modulate rate responsiveness or to determine a dynamic upper sensor rate.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070299481 - Endoscopic device delivery system: A system and method are disclosed for an implantable gastric stimulation system within the stomach. The stimulation system includes an electronics anchor, electrode lead anchor, implantable pulse generator and external programmer. The electronics anchor is configured to attach to the stomach wall at a first location and the electrode lead... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070299482 - Electrotherapy apparatus: An apparatus for producing analgesia in a patient through electrical signals applied through electrodes to a patient's body, and methods of treating patients using the apparatus. The apparatus comprises a signal generator arranged to generate a biphasic waveform comprising successive cycles each containing a positive and negative pulse.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070299483 - Implantable pulse generator for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation of muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The implantable pulse generator is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive case... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070299484 - Video processing methods for improving visual acuity and/or perceived image resolution: A method and apparatus for improving visual acuity when providing a visual image from a “high” resolution input device to a “low” resolution output device. The described invention is of particular use when the output device is an array of electrodes as part of a retinal prosthesis used to restore... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20070299485 - Photodynamic therapy apparatus: Provided is the photodynamic therapy apparatus which is capable of detecting damage to the healthy part existing at a shallower part of a living body than the lesioned part so as to prevent disorder of the healthy part. The photodynamic therapy apparatus 10 is the photodynamic therapy apparatus 10 for... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070299486 - Apparatus and method for the treatment of infectious disease in keratinized tissue: Apparatus and methods for the treatment of keratinized tissue infected with a pathogen are provided. In certain examples, electromagnetic energy, such as microwave energy, may be used in the treatment process to reduce the amount of or eliminate the pathogen from the keratinized tissue.... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi
20070299487 - Adaptive optic lens and method of making: A lens for correcting human vision, for example an IOL, contact lens or corneal inlay or onlay, that carries and interior phase or layer comprising a pattern of individual transparent adaptive displacement structures. In the exemplary embodiments, the displacement structures are actuated by shape change polymer that adjusts a shape... Agent: Shayglenn LLP
20070299488 - Integrated heating/sensing catheter apparatus for minimally invasive applications: Medical catheter apparatus for minimally invasive applications includes a probe for radiating electromagnetic waves of a first frequency capable of heating tissue and detecting thermal emissions from that tissue of a second frequency indicative of tissue temperature. The probe has an inner conductor extending along the probe to a conductive... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20070299489 - Temperature and moisture management compression shirt: A temperature and moisture management garment to be worn against an individual's skin includes a shirt, a temperature modification device, and a pocket for retaining the temperature modification device on the inside or the outside of the shirt. The temperature modification device provides a source of heat or cold without... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070299490 - Radiofrequency (rf)-shunted sleeve head and use in electrical stimulation leads: A medical device lead is presented. The medical device lead includes a lead body and a tip electrode. A radio frequency shunted sleeve head is coupled to the lead body and to the tip electrode. The sleeve head includes a proximal end and a distal end. A biostable dielectric coating... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070299491 - Drug-eluting coating on shocking coil of tachy lead and methods related thereto: A tachy lead includes a lead body extending from a lead proximal end portion to a lead distal end portion and having an intermediate portion therebetween, one or more tissue sensing/stimulation electrodes disposed along the lead body, one or more terminal connections disposed along the lead proximal end portion. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070299492 - Implantable lead for septal placement of electrode with fixation mechanism in the pulmonary artery: A lead body includes an electrode coupled to an intermediate portion of the lead body. A distal end of the lead includes a pre-formed, biased shape adapted to passively fixate the distal end of the lead within a pulmonary artery with the electrode positioned in the right ventricle or ventricular... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070299493 - Low profile active fixation cardiac lead having torque transmitting means: An active fixation cardiac lead is disclosed that includes an elongated lead body having opposed proximal and distal end portions and an interior lumen that extends therethrough. A rotatable fixation element is operatively associated with the distal end portion of the lead body and a tubular torque-transmitting member extends through... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP12/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070293893 - Method and apparatus for preconditioning of cells: An in vitro cell conditioning system allows for electrical conditioning of cells in preparation for a cell therapy. Electrical stimulation pulses are delivered to the cells placed in a culturing medium. Following the electrical conditioning, the cells are selected according to predetermined criteria. In one embodiment, apoptotic cells are removed... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070293895 - Acoustically-powered wireless defibrillator: An acoustic transmitter produces a pulsed ultrasound waveform which is transmitted through body tissues to an implanted receiver-stimulator device. The waveform has an acoustic amplitude, pulse width, and pulse repetition period, which corresponds to a pacing pulse electrical amplitude, pacing pulse width, and pacing cycle length, respectively. The receiver-stimulator device... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293894 - Method and apparatus for detecting non-sustaining ventricular tachyarrhythmia: An implantable medical device controls an anti-tachyarrhythmia therapy by detecting a tachyarrhythmia episode from a cardiac signal and analyzing the detected tachyarrhythmia episode in a tachyarrhythmia detection and analysis process to determine whether the anti-tachyarrhythmia therapy needs to be delivered. The tachyarrhythmia detection and classification process includes detection of inhibitory... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070293898 - System and method for determining intrinsic av interval timing: An atrial based pacing protocol promotes intrinsic conduction. An entire cardiac cycle is monitored for ventricular activity and permitted to lapse with ventricular activity. Ventricular pacing is available in a cardiac cycle immediately subsequent to such a skipped beat. When monitoring for intrinsic ventricular events, an event is expected within... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070293897 - System and method for promoting instrinsic conduction through atrial timing modification and calculation of timing parameters: An atrial based pacing protocol promotes intrinsic conduction. An entire cardiac cycle is monitored for ventricular activity and permitted to lapse with ventricular activity. Ventricular pacing is available in a cardiac cycle immediately subsequent to such a skipped beat. When monitoring for intrinsic ventricular events, an event is expected within... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070293900 - System and method for promoting intrinsic conduction through atrial timing: An atrial based pacing protocol promotes intrinsic conduction. An entire cardiac cycle is monitored for ventricular activity and permitted to lapse with ventricular activity. Ventricular pacing is available in a cardiac cycle immediately subsequent to such a skipped beat. When monitoring for intrinsic ventricular events, an event is expected within... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070293899 - System and method for ventricular interval smoothing following a premature ventricular contraction: An implantable medical device includes cardiac pacing functions. In order to reduce ventricular pacing, various modes are employed that tolerate missed ventricular beats, provide backup pacing and maintain overall AV synchrony. Upon the occurrence of a PVC, A-A timing is modified so that resultant V-V intervals are appropriate and ventricular... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070293902 - Method of interfacing a sensor lead and a cardiac rhythm management device: Embodiments of the invention provide a device for interfacing a specialized lead for sensing a specific physiological parameter, other than standard pacing and sensing of an electrocardiogram signal, with a conventional CRM device. This produces a lead-based sensing system that can be use with any CRM device that is capable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070293903 - Automatic electrode integrity management systems and methods: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for automatic electrode integrity management. Interelectrode impedance is measured for various electrode combinations of an implantable cardiac function management device. The impedance data is processed, such as at an external remote server, to determine whether an electrode is failing or has... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070293904 - Self-powered resonant leadless pacemaker: A self-powered medical device, for example a pacemaker uses the variations of blood pressure inside the heart or a major artery to create a mechanical resonance in an electromagnetic or piezoelectric generator. The resonance extends the time power is generated during the cardiac cycle. The pressure variations compress a bellows... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070293905 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless gastrointestinal tissue stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to stimulate gastrointestinal tissue to treat medical conditions such as eating disorders, gastroparesis, and gastric reflux. The invention uses electrical stimulation of the nerve, where vibrational energy from a source is received by an implanted device and converted to electrical energy and the converted electrical... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293906 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless nerve stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to stimulate nerves to treat medical conditions such as pain, and other conditions, such as, CHF, obesity, incontinence, etc., that could be controlled by the stimulation of the vagal nerves. The invention uses electrical stimulation of the nerve, where vibrational energy from a source is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293907 - Respiration apparatus: The present invention generally relates to an apparatus and method for stimulating respiration during sleep. In one aspect, a respiration stimulation system is provided. The respiration stimulation system includes a detector configured to measure a respiratory cycle of a user and provide an electrical output signal indicative of the respiratory... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20070293908 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless brain stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to stimulate brain tissue to treat medical conditions such as movement disorders, pain and epilepsy. The disclosed invention uses electrical stimulation of the brain tissue, where vibrational energy from a source is received by an implanted device and converted to electrical energy and the converted... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293909 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless spine stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to stimulate spine tissue to treat medical conditions such as pain and spinal injury. The invention uses electrical stimulation of the spine, where vibrational energy from a source is received by an implanted device and converted to electrical energy and the converted electrical energy is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293912 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless bone stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to enhance bone growth by stimulating bone sites for bone regrowth, fusion, or grafts. The invention uses electrical stimulation of the bone site, where vibrational energy from a source is received by an implanted device and converted to electrical energy and the converted electrical energy... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293913 - Systems and methods for implantable leadless cochlear stimulation: Systems and methods are disclosed to enable hearing in the deaf by stimulating sites in the cochlea. The invention uses electrical stimulation in the cochlea, where vibrational energy from a source is received by an implanted device and converted to electrical energy and the converted electrical energy is used by... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070293916 - Systems and methods for inducing electric field pulses in a body organ: Systems and methods for providing controllable pulse parameter magnetic stimulation are described. One aspect is directed to a magnetic stimulation system for inducing approximately rectangular electric field pulses in a body organ, comprising an electrical energy storage device, a stimulating coil, and a switching means for electrically coupling said electrical... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070293917 - Non-invasive neuro stimulation system: A device (10, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90) is used to apply an electric pulse or spike to a patient to treat the patient. The device can have a series of preset treatments programmed therein. A user can select a treatment from menus displayed on a display (100). The impedance... Agent: Thompson & Gustavson
20070293918 - Non-invasive neuro stimulation system: A device (10, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90) is used to apply an electric pulse or spike to a patient to treat the patient. The device can have a series of preset treatments programmed therein. A user can select a treatment from menus displayed on a display (100). The impedance... Agent: William R. Gustavson Thompson & Gustavson
20070293896 - Multi-parameter arrhythmia discrimination: An arrhythmia discrimination device and method involves receiving electrocardiogram signals and non-electrophysiologic signals at subcutaneous locations. Both the electrocardiogram signals and non-electrophysiologic signals are used to discriminate between normal sinus rhythm and an arrhythmia. An arrhythmia may be detected using electrocardiogram signals, and verified using the non-electrophysiologic signals. A detection... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20070293901 - Protein activity modification: A method of treating a cardiac arrhythmia, comprising: determining a desired arrhythmia control; selecting an electric field having an expected effect of modifying protein activity of at least one protein as a response of a cardiac tissue to the field, said expected effect correlated with said desired arrhythmia control; and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20070293911 - Apparatus for stimulating a muscle of a subject: A method and apparatus for stimulating a muscle of a subject are provided. The apparatus comprises a signal generator for generating an electrical pulse signal of a frequency and a current amplitude for inducing contractions in the muscle, and an electrode apparatus for applying the signal to nerves associated with... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070293910 - Implantable pulse generator for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation of muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The implantable pulse generator is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive case... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070293915 - Neural prosthesis: A neural prosthesis includes a centralized device that can provide power, data, and clock signals to one or more individual neural prosthesis subsystems. Each subsystem may include a number of individually addressable, programmable modules that can be dynamically allocated or shared among neural prosthetic networks to achieve complex, coordinated functions... Agent: Christopher B. Jacobs - Case Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070293914 - Patient programmer for implantable devices: The invention is a system and method for detecting the status of a rechargeable battery included within an implantable medical device. The medical device can incorporate a status indicator which signals the user concerning the battery status, e.g., low battery level. The signal may be audible or it may arise... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070293919 - Disposable cassette for intravenous heat exchange catheter: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20070293920 - Method and the device for cryogenic therapy applied on the whole body of a patient: The present invention relates to methods and devices for carrying out cryogenic therapy, particularly on the whole body of a patient, wherein the patient is exposed to gases cooled to cryogenic temperature. The process is performed by introducing the patient into the interior of a treatment cabin and exposing the... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20070293921 - System and method for controlling rate of heat exchange with patient: A patient control system uses a patient-implanted catheter in thermal communication with a fluid bath via a circulating fluid circuit. A controller automatically controls the temperature of the fluid bath as required for selectively cooling or heating the patient in accordance with patient temperature measurements. The controller thermally decouples the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070293923 - Lead with orientation feature: A left ventricular lead is provided for placement in a branch vessel of the coronary sinus, the vessel having a vessel wall and an adjacent myocardium. The lead includes a lead body having a central lumen extending therethrough, at least a first electrode on the lead body and at least... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070293922 - Medical electrical lead with friction-enhancing fixation features: Medical electrical leads are provided including fixation features for acute and chronic fixation of a portion of the respective leads within the cardiac venous system. The medical electrical lead includes an elongate body having proximal and distal regions. Tissue contacting portions are selectively located in the distal region to contact... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070293924 - Radiopaque marking of lead electrode zone in a continuous conductor construction: A cardiac transvenous defibrillation lead has a continuous coil conductor within a layer of insulation. A portion of the coil conductor is exposed as a defibrillation electrode. In order to enhance fluoroscopic visualization of the exposed electrode during implant, the end of the exposed electrode is marked with a radiopaque... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070293925 - Biasing and fixation features on leads: A lead assembly for placement in a coronary vessel of the heart, the coronary vessel having a pericardial wall portion and a myocardial wall portion. The lead assembly comprises a lead body extending from a proximal end adapted for coupling to a pulse generator to a distal end adapted for... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070293926 - Electrodes for use in treatment of oropharyngeal disorders by application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation: An electrode for use in applying neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the pharyngeal region of a patient includes a connector to which a lead wire may be attached, a conductive film that is in electrical contact with the connector and an adhesive and conductive gel layer that is attached to the... Agent: David J. Hill Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.12/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
12/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070282376 - Method and apparatus for neural stimulation via the lymphatic system: An implantable neural stimulation system includes an implantable medical device having a neural stimulation circuit and at least one implantable lead configured to allow one or more stimulation electrodes to be placed in one or more lymphatic vessels of a patient, such as the patient's thoracic duct and/or vessels branching... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282377 - Method and apparatus to rewire the brain with finger movements: The present invention provides a mechanism for reorganization of the brain through tactile stimulation. A board is provided that has a dual contact path for tracing by the user's fingers. The contact can be continuous or intermittent and the paths can be mazes, labyrinths, spirals or any other design to... Agent: Patricia Derrick
20070282380 - Cardiac stimulation and sensing with endolymphatically implanted lead: A technique utilizing an endolymphatically implanted lead having one or more electrodes that may be used for sensing cardiac activity and/or delivering cardiac electrical stimulation by an implantable cardiac device. An electrode disposed in the thoracic duct is in close proximity to the left ventricle and generates an electrogram especially... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282381 - Method and apparatus for closed-loop control of anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing using hemodynamic sensor: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes an implantable medical device that delivers anti-tachyarrhythmia therapies including anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (ATP) and a hemodynamic sensor that senses a hemodynamic signal. The implantable medical device includes a hemodynamic sensor-controlled closed-loop ATP system that uses the hemodynamic signal for ATP capture verification. When ATP... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282382 - Method and device for lymphatic system monitoring: A device and method are disclosed for physiological monitoring of the lymphatic system. An implantable device is configured with a lymphatic sensor disposed in a lymphatic vessel for sensing pressure, flow, and/or the concentration of particular markers within the vessel. The device may be further configured to deliver appropriate therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282383 - Cardiac pacemaker device: It is necessary to periodically replace a cell of an implantable-type cardiac pacemaker device, which causes suffering to a patient as often as a cell is replaced. Thus, it is an object of the present invention to dispense with cell replacement of the cardiac pacemaker device. A cardiac pacemaker device... Agent: Eric Robinson
20070282386 - Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal stimulation via the lymphatic system: An implantable gastrointestinal (GI) stimulation system includes an implantable medical device and at least one stimulus delivery device configured to be placed in one or more lymphatic vessels of a patient, such as the patient's thoracic duct and/or vessels branching from the thoracic duct. In one embodiment, the implantable medical... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282388 - Method and apparatus for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: A method for treating patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. In accordance with the method of treatment, transcranial AC pulsed electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in substantially square waveforms in particular frequency and amplitude ranges and picotesla quantities are applied to the patient's brain. EMFs are... Agent: Dennis M. Flaherty, Esq. Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman P.C.
20070282390 - Amelioration of chronic pain by endolymphatic stimulation: A device and method are disclosed for treating chronic pain by delivering electrical stimulation to nervous tissue or smooth muscle fibers by means of electrodes disposed in the body's lymphatic system. An implanted pulse generator is connected to an electrode by a lead that may be intravenously introduced into the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282391 - Electrotherapeutic device for improvement of immunity: To provide an electrotherapeutic device that includes a special waveform shaper which shapes a voltage waveform so that the voltage will efficiently generate reducing ions, and supplies the resultant voltage to a director electrode plate, and that is easily operated during the treatment. An electrotherapeutic device arranges a waveform shaper... Agent: The Fleshner Group, PLLC
20070282392 - Method and system for providing hearing assistance to a user: There is provided a method for providing hearing assistance to a user, comprising: capturing audio signals by a microphone arrangement (18) and transmitting the audio signals by a transmission unit (10) via a modulated wireless audio link (30) to a receiver unit (12) and receiving the audio signals at the... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070282393 - Method for adjusting a system for providing hearing assistance to a user: There is provided a method for adjusting a system for providing hearing assistance to a user (101), the system comprising a microphone arrangement (26) for capturing audio signals, a transmission unit (102) for transmitting the audio signals via a wireless link (107) to a receiver unit (103) worn by the... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070282399 - Programmable switching circuit with charge pumps for bio-stimulator: A programmable switching circuit with charge pumps for a bio-stimulator is disclosed. A programmable controlling circuit generates a set of binary bits according to a controlling program and then uses a universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter for outputting to the pulse signal generating circuit so as to generate two pulse signals with... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070282400 - Combination medical therapy device that integrates: electrical stimulation, light therapy, heat, pressure, and vibration: A portable combination medical therapy device that integrates the collective beneficial characteristics of five separate and distinct therapeutic pain relieving, relaxing, stimulating and healing modalities. The device comprises an applicator head that contains: at least two electrically conducting electrodes, a vibration mechanism, light mechanism, heat mechanism and is functionally designed... Agent: Kendall Gorham
20070282401 - Controller: A controller (10) for a light therapy treatment head, providing a portable housing (16, 18), containing a miniaturized control circuit (22) having a CPU (36), and series manually operated controls (20) connected to the CPU, a connection to a power supply (24), and a connection to a light treatment head,... Agent: George A. Rolston
20070282378 - Apparatus and method utilizing magnetic field: Apparatus and method for harvesting energy from the environment and/or other external sources and converting it to useful electrical energy. The harvester does not contain a permanent magnet or other local field source but instead relies on the earth's magnetic field of another source of a magnetic field that is... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20070282379 - Detecting ventricular noise artifacts in an active implantable medical device for pacing, resynchronization and/or defibrillation of the heart: Sensing ventricular noise artifacts in an active implantable medical device for pacing, resynchronization and/or defibrillation of the heart. This device concerns sensing heart rhythm through an endocardial electrode collecting the depolarization potentials, and detecting the myocardium contractions through an endocardial acceleration sensor. The device searches for ventricular noise artifacts (X,... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20070282384 - Power from a non-animal organism: A system includes a non-animal organism, a first electrical conductor electrically coupled to the non-animal organism, a second electrical conductor coupled to a ground, and an electrical load coupled between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor to draw electricity from the non-animal organism, the electrical load being... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.
20070282385 - Lockout connector arrangement for implantable medical device: A lockout connector arrangement for implantable medical devices having at least one port for receiving a non-cardiac lead connector selectively permits only certain electrical leads to be connected to the implantable medical device. A lead connector pin of a non-cardiac lead connector is specially designed to be larger than a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070282387 - Electrical stimulation therapy to promote gastric distention for obesity management: The disclosure is directed to techniques for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to support obesity management. The electrical stimulation therapy is configured to cause at least partial gastric distention. Gastric distention tends to induce a sensation of fullness and thereby discourages excessive food intake by the patient. The electrical stimulation therapy... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20070282389 - Wireless controlled neuromodulation system: An apparatus is disclosed for controlled neuromodulation. The apparatus includes a plurality of neural sensors, wherein each of the neural sensors is electrically connected to a separate signal conditioner. Each of the signal conditioners produces a neural sensor signal, which is analyzed by a separate threshold detector to produces a... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20070282394 - Assistive listening technology integrated into a behind-the-ear sound processor: Various assistive listening devices are coupled to a receiver integrated into a BTE sound processor of a cochlear implant system, or other hearing prosthesis. The assistive listening devices and manner of integration with the BTE sound processor may include, e.g., (a) integration of an FM (frequency modulated) receiver into a... Agent: Advanced Bionics Corporation
20070282397 - Implantable medical devices with multiple transducers: The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for improving sound perception by individuals with severe to profound hearing loss or tinnitus. In particular, the present invention provides methods and devices for stimulating structures of the ear via multiple signal transducers.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20070282395 - System and method for preserving neuronal survival and plasticity of the auditory system prior to permanent intra-cochlear implantation: A system and method uses an electrical stimulator to stimulate the auditory system with a relatively simple signal that contains temporally challenging information in order to preserve neuronal survival and plasticity of the auditory system, and also to preserve residual hearing. The stimulation provided need not be continuous, but may... Agent: Advanced Bionics Corporation
20070282396 - System and method of contra-lateral ear stimulation for preserving neuronal survival and plasticity of the auditory system prior to permanent intra-cochlear implantation: An implantable microstimulator, or equivalent neural stimulator, generates a relatively simple signal containing temporally challenging information and delivers such signal to the middle or outer portion of the ear contra-lateral to an ear having a cochlear implant of a bilaterally deafened patient. Such stimulation delivered to the contra lateral ear... Agent: Advanced Bionics Corporation
20070282398 - Cryptographic authentication for telemetry with an implantable medical device: Integrity of a wirelessly telemetered message communicated between an implantable medical device and an external programmer is authenticated by encoding the message. The message is encrypted based on a random number or time stamp and a secret key. The message is authenticated by encryption and decryption or by executing a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070282402 - Treatment of skin disorders with uv light and cooling: Skin disorders such as, for example, atopic dermatitis, dyshidrosis, eczema, lichen planus, psoriasis, and vitiligo, are treated by applying high doses of ultraviolet light to diseased regions of a patients skin. The dosage employed exceeds 1 MED, an MED being determined for the particular patient being treated, and may range... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070282403 - Methods and systems for providing electromagnetic radiation to at least one portion of a sample using conformal laser therapy procedures: According one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, method and system can be provided for applying a laser radiation to at least one portion of a biological structure. For example, a beam of the laser radiation can be provided to the portion, whereas a cross-sectional area of the beam is... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070282404 - Side-firing linear optic array for interstitial optical therapy and monitoring using compact helical geometry: An optical probe has multiple side-firing optical fibers which terminate in a linearly staggered fashion. A central fiber can be used as well. In diagnostic techniques, one fiber can be used as an emitter, while the others are used as receivers, or various fibers can be used as emitters and... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20070282405 - Medical device and method for temperature control and treatment of the eye and surrounding tissues: The invention provides a medical device having a thermister for temperature measurement, irrigation/aspiration ports for fluid exchange and application of therapeutic modalities, a pressure manometer for pressure measurement, and an external system for control of temperature, pressure, and flow rate. When applied to the eye, eyelid and orbit, this device... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office
20070282406 - Thermal wrap arrangement for applying heat/cold to the mandibular region of the head: A thermal wrap having identical side portions, each having a pocket formed therein for receiving thermal material such as gel packs. The side portions are connected at the top by at least two independently attached straps, and at the bottom by a singe, relatively wide chin strap to ensure that... Agent: Alfred F. Hoyte, Esq.
20070282407 - Methods and apparatus for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers, In some embodiments, parameters... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070282409 - Low frequency medical apparatus: A low frequency medical apparatus includes a low frequency generator having an electric cord with an end coupled to the low frequency generator for transmitting a pulse current produced by the low frequency to the outside and another end coupled to an electric plug. The electric plug includes an anode... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070282408 - Medical electrode with self-lifting tabs: A medical electrode includes a backing layer having a top face and a bottom face, and a shrinkable layer covering at least a portion of the top face of the backing layer. Shrinkage of the shrinkable layer results in flexing of a portion of the backing layer to aid placement... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070282411 - Compliant electrical stimulation leads and methods of fabrication: In one embodiment, a neurostimulation lead for stimulating neural tissue of a patient, comprises: a lead body of insulative material; a plurality of electrodes; a plurality of terminals; a plurality of conductors, wherein the plurality of electrodes are electrically coupled to the plurality of terminals through the plurality of conductors;... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20070282410 - Implantable medical lead assemblies with improved flexibility and extensibility and having a substantially two-dimensional nature: Implantable medical leads assemblies that are flexible and extensible in a controllable manner with a substantially two-dimensional profile to fit between adjacent tissue layers and to facilitate subject body movements. In particular, implantable medical leads advantageously are able to permit and withstand multiple degree of freedom that are useful for... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters
20070282413 - Cardiac lead having stiffening structures for fixation: A cardiac lead adapted for fixation at least partially within a cardiac vessel. The lead includes, in one embodiment, an elongate lead body defining a proximal region and a distal region including a distal end region having at least one electrode and a distal tip. The distal end region is... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070282412 - Medical electrical lead with deployable fixation features: A medical electrical lead adapted to be at least partially implanted in a cardiac vessel includes a fixation feature operable to change from an undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration in which the fixation feature is adapted to engage an inner surface of the cardiac vessel. A tendon is disposed... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070282415 - Cardiac lead having implantable stiffening structures for fixation: A cardiac lead adapted for fixation at least partially within a cardiac vessel. The lead includes, in one embodiment, an elongate lead body defining a proximal region and a distal region including a distal end region having at least one electrode and a distal tip. The distal end region is... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070282414 - Medical electrical lead with expandable fixation features: A medical electrical lead adapted to be at least partially implanted in a cardiac vessel includes a fixation feature operable to change from an undeployed configuration to a deployed configuration in which the fixation feature is adapted to engage an inner surface of the cardiac vessel. A tendon is disposed... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070282416 - Endosteal electrode: An implantable tissue-stimulating device comprising an elongate electrode carrier member (11) having a plurality of electrodes thereon. The electrodes are preferably disposed in a linear array on the carrier member (11) and are adapted to apply a preselected tissue stimulation to the cochlea. The carrier member (11) is preformed from... Agent: Jagtiani + GuttagPrevious industry: Surgery
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