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20090030469 - Cardiac resynchronization therapy systems and methods: Systems and methods for cardiac resynchronization therapy include a right side component and a left side component, wherein the right side component includes at least one ventricular lead and the left side component includes at least one epicardial electrode. Epicardial electrodes are insertable via a minimally invasive procedure, and are... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090030471 - Assessing cardiac activity: A method of assessing contractility of a cardiac muscle which has an activation parameter, the method comprising: (a) utilizing time correlated data pertaining to an activation parameter to produce a profile of said parameter; and (b) analyzing changes in said profile to generate an indication of contractility.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090030470 - Implantable heart stimulation device with remedial response to anodal capture: An implantable heart stimulating device has a left ventricular coronary sinus electrode lead provided with a tip electrode, a right ventricular electrode lead provided with a ring electrode, and a pulse generator connected to the leads that applies stimulation pulses between the tip electrode and the ring electrode, with the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090030472 - System and method for the remote programming of a personal medical device: The invention comprises a system for the secure remote programming of an implant. A TAN server is provided for this purpose, in which a user is first accredited and which then generates a TAN upon a request and provides it to the user on one hand and to a patient... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090030475 - Gastric stimulation systems and methods utilizing a transgastric probe: Gastric stimulation devices, systems and methods are provided, particularly for stimulating a gastric organ having an internal cavity. Such devices and systems are typically implanted outside of the gastric organ while the environment of the internal cavity is probed and monitored by one or more sensors. The sensor information may... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090030473 - Gastrointestinal device for treating obesity and diabetes: Apparatus is provided, including an ingestible capsule, one or more electrodes coupled to the capsule, and a control unit configured to maintain the capsule in a vicinity of a designated site of a subject by driving at least a subset of the electrodes to apply a current that induces reverse... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090030476 - Methods and apparatus for electrical stimulation of tissues using signals that minimize the effects of tissue impedance: A tissue stimulation system that generates an electrical tissue stimulation signal configured to reduce tissue impedance and increase depth of signal penetration. The use of leads is dynamically controlled and altered between conducting biopotential voltages, conducting electrical tissue stimulation signals, and grounding, in response to a computational analysis of biopotential... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.c.
20090030474 - Sensor driven gastric stimulation for patient management: Gastric stimulation systems and methods are provided for treating a patient, particularly by modifying behavior of the patient leading to excess weight loss. In some embodiments, such weight loss is achieved with a combination approach which includes two or more of the following: acute screening of the potential patients, gastric... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090030477 - System and method for controlling power based on impedance detection, such as controlling power to tissue treatment devices: A system and method of controlling the application of energy to tissue using measurements of impedance are described. The impedance, correlated to the temperature, may be set at a desired level, such as a percentage of initial impedance. The set impedance may be a function of the initial impedance, the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent Sea
20090030478 - Baroreflex activation therapy with incrementally changing intensity: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for using the same for activating (stimulating) the baroreflex system of a patient using a baroreflex activation system with incrementally changing therapy intensity by sensing/monitoring/interpreting sensed data.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090030480 - Controlling seizure activity with electrical stimulation: Apparatus and methods associated with controlling seizure activity with electrical stimulation that either suppress axonal conduction between brain structures and/or that generate a desired response in a targeted neuronal pool are described. One example apparatus includes an implantable stimulating electrode that provides an electrical stimulus to fiber tracts of the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay
20090030479 - Percutaneous access for neuromodulation procedures: A neuromodulation system, comprises an implantable electrode which is implanted within a body adjacent to a target nerve structure to which electric energy is to be applied via the electrode and a connection port which is implanted in the body with a proximal surface thereof substantially flush with an outer... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090030481 - Implantable microphone for treatment of neurological disorders: A system and method is described for adjunct electrical neuromodulation therapy of neurological disorders. In response to a detected event sensed by an implantable microphone, a targeted component is selectively stimulated by electrical stimulation pulses, or a therapeutically effective amount of a selected drug may be delivered to a targeted... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090030482 - Interface to fes control system: A functional electrical stimulation system for controlling the movement of a portion of a body of a subject, such as the subject's legs. The system comprises a sensor that in one arrangement is mountable to a portion of the subjects' body other than the legs, for example the torso. In... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090030484 - Bilateral prosthesis synchronization: An arrangement for improving the effectiveness of a bilateral hearing prosthesis system is disclosed. The timing of the prostheses is synchronized allowing the stimulation and other processes to be coordinated so as to minimize interference between the hearing prostheses.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090030483 - Elongate implantable carrier member having an embedded stiffener: A cochlear implant comprising: a speech processor for processing received sounds to generate coded stimulation control signals; a stimulator unit configured to generate stimulation signals in response to the control signals; and an electrode assembly (200). The electrode assembly in turn comprises: a flexible elongate carrier member (202) having a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090030485 - Estimating flap thickness for cochlear implants: A flap thickness measurement system includes a reference cochlear stimulation system. The reference cochlear stimulation system includes a sound processor, a transmitter that transmits a telemetric signal, and a cochlear stimulator having a receiver that receives the telemetric signal and transmits a signal back to the transmitter. The system further... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090030486 - Method, device and computer program for generating a control signal for a cochlear implant, based on an audio signal: A method of generating a control signal for a cochlear implant based on an audio signal includes calculating first information on an activity pattern over time at a plurality of inner hair cells of an auditory model, which results based on the audio signal, and filtering out activity events described... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090030487 - Implantable device system: An implantable device system comprising an implantable medical device, an external transceiver device and a service center. The implantable medical device comprises a battery and an electronic module including a stimulation pulse generator, a sensing stage, a control unit adapted to collect data representing values of operational parameters (e.g. peak... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.c.
20090030488 - Implanted antenna and radio communications link: A medical implant comprising a housing and an antenna member carried by the housing. The antenna member is configured to be capacitively coupled to body tissue in which the housing is implanted. This forms, together with the impedance of the body tissue, part of a resonant circuit. A reference electrode... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090030489 - Body cover, glasses and/or at least partial head cover, method for radiating at least part of a human body and use of a body cover: Body cover, comprising a substrate, for covering at least part of a human body, and at least one electroluminescent source coupled to the substrate, for illuminating at least a part of the body, wherein the cover is configured to at least partly surround at least a part of the body... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090030490 - Infant phototherapy device: An infant phototherapy device comprises a housing assembly, a light source carried by the housing assembly, and a panel mode assembly including a panel mode adaptor arranged to be detachably connected with the housing assembly. The panel mode assembly further comprises an elongated flexible light pipe and a light emitting... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.
20090030491 - Personal cooling device: A personal cooling device includes a housing member manufactured from a first predetermined material. Such housing member has a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape. A second predetermined material is housed within such housing member. Such second predetermined material is freezable.... Agent: James Ray & Associates
20090030492 - Nerve lead tie down with bearing: A lead tie-down for limiting movement of an electrical lead from an implantable medical device is disclosed. Some system embodiments include a lead assembly having an electrical lead and a stimulating electrode and a lead tie-down coupled to the electrical lead and configured for coupling to surrounding tissue. The lead... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20090030493 - Ribbon electrode: We disclose an electrode assembly comprising a ribbon electrode having a first surface and a second surface; a plurality of bosses disposed on the second surface of the ribbon electrode, wherein each boss has a third surface substantially not in contact with the second surface of the ribbon electrode and... Agent: Timothy L. Scott01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090024175 - Cpr assistance and effectiveness display: An instrument is described for assisting a rescuer in the proper administration of CPR. A sensor detects movement of the chest caused by ventilation. The sensor signals are processed to produce a control signal representative of the effectiveness of the ventilation. A lung icon is displayed in the outline shape... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090024176 - Methods and devices for producing respiratory sinus arrhythmia: Methods and devices for producing respiratory sinus arrhythmia in a subject are provided. Aspects of the invention include electrically stimulating or sensing motion of the diaphragm, and electrically stimulating the heart in a subject in a manner effective to produce respiratory sinus arrhythmia. The methods and devices find use in... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20090024177 - Osmometric heart monitoring device and methods: Embodiments of the invention are related to monitoring devices and methods with osmometric sensors, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable heart failure monitoring system including an osmometric sensor, the osmometric sensor configured to generate a signal corresponding to the osmotic strength of a bodily fluid,... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.l.c.
20090024178 - System and method for the remote programming of a programmable personal medical device: The invention relates to a system and a method for the remote programming of a programmable personal medical device (10, 10′), in particular an implantable medical device such as a cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, or the like, selecting (61) of a personal medical device, compiling (63) of a programming instruction (50)... Agent: Intellecual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090024179 - Energy efficient resonant driving circuit for magnetically coupled telemetry: A driving circuit useful in a magnetic inductive coupling wireless communication system is disclosed. The circuit includes an inductor (coil; L) and capacitor (C) in series selectively coupled to a power source such as a rechargeable battery. The LC circuit is made to resonate in accordance with a Frequency Shift... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p
20090024180 - Stimulation system, in particular a cardiac pacemaker: A stimulation system, an implantable electrode device and a method for operating an implantable electrode device are proposed. A simplified implantation, a simple construction and reliable control are made possible by the electrode device being supplied with energy, and controlled, in an exclusively wireless manner via a time-variable magnetic field.... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, Pc
20090024181 - Treatment simulator for brain diseases and method of use thereof: A treatment simulator for providing information on physiological states and effects of treatment of neurological disease, comprising a computer, and an application configured to operate with the computer. The application is capable of: obtaining radiological imaging from the brain; obtaining anatomical information from the radiological imaging within a region of... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090024182 - Irox nanostructure electrode neural interface optical device: An optical device with an iridium oxide (IrOx) electrode neural interface, and a corresponding fabrication method are provided. The method provides a substrate and forms a first conductive electrode overlying the substrate. A photovoltaic device having a first electrical interface is connected to the first electrode. A second electrical interface... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski
20090024183 - Somatic, auditory and cochlear communication system and method: Methods and devices (620, 1220, 1410) to deliver a tactile speech analog to a person's skin (404, 604, 1082, 1440) providing a silent, invisible, hands-free, eyes-free, and ears-free way to receive and directly comprehend electronic communications (1600b). Embodiments include an alternative to hearing aids that will enable people with hearing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090024184 - Cochlear implant utilizing multiple-resolution current sources and flexible data encoding: A programmable cochlear implant system utilizes multiple-resolution current sources and flexible data-encoding scheme for transcutaneous transmission. In certain embodiments, the number of current sources may be equal to or greater than 2, but equal or less than N−1, where N is the number of electrodes. The multi-resolution current source may... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090024185 - Spectral contrast enhancement in a cochlear implant speech processor: Among other things, enhancing spectral contrast for a cochlear implant listener includes detecting a time domain signal. A first transformation is applied to the detected time domain signal to convert the time domain signal to a frequency domain signal. A second transformation is applied to the frequency domain signal to... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090024187 - Mulit-programmable trial stimulator: Disclosed are systems and methods which provide trial stimulators suited for use interoperatively and during patient trial. Trial stimulator embodiments provide a patient interface and/or clinician interface which appears and functions substantially the same as an interface of a pulse generator controller which will be used after a trial period.... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20090024186 - Systems and methods for providing neural stimulation transitions: A method embodiment comprises generating a neural stimulation signal for a neural stimulation therapy. The signal is generated during a duty cycle of a stimulation period to provide the neural stimulation therapy with an intensity at a therapy level for a portion of the duty cycle. In various embodiments, a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20090024188 - Safety system for electrostimulation device: A housing for an electrostimulation device comprising a charger plug and a stimulation plug, designed to receive respectively a connector linked to a charger and a connector linked to a stimulation electrode, characterized in that it comprises a mobile locking element designed to alternately lock the charger plug or the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.a.
20090024189 - Use of stimulation pulse shape to control neural recruitment order and clinical effect: A method, electrical tissue stimulation system, and programmer for providing therapy to a patient are provided. Electrodes are placed adjacent tissue (e.g., spinal cord tissue) of the patient, electrical stimulation energy is delivered from the electrodes to the tissue in accordance with a defined waveform, and a pulse shape of... Agent: Michael J. Bolan Vista Ip Law Group LLP
20090024190 - Medical laser device: A medical laser device is disclosed comprising a laser source and an optical fibre which is inserted in use within an introducer sheath. A withdrawal assist device is provided to assist a user to withdraw the optical fibre and/or the introducer sheath at a controllable rate. The introducer sheath may... Agent: Afs / Angiodynamics
20090024191 - Multi-cladding optical fiber scanner: A multi-cladding optical fiber includes a core that conveys visible light used by a scanner for imaging a site within a patient's body, and an inner cladding that conveys high-power light, such as infrared light, used for providing therapy to site. The distal end of multi-cladding optical fiber is driven... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090024192 - Method and device for minimally invasive skin and fat treatment: A RF electrode for use in a device for thermal fat destruction and skin tightening is provided. The RF electrode comprises a handle, a cannula shaft that extends from the handle and in turn comprises a dielectric material. The shaft is insertable inside a body at a treatment area. The... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.l.p.
20090024193 - Method and apparatus for photothermal treatment of tissue at depth: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth by applying optical radiation thereto of a wavelength able to reach the depth of the region and of a selected relatively low power for a duration sufficient for the radiation to effect the desired treatment... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090024194 - Systems and methods for local vasoactive response using temperature modulation: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a device for providing a localized vasomodulation of a vessel. According to an embodiment, the device includes a thermal element configured to conduct thermal energy between the thermal element and a desired region of the vessel wall to elicit the localized vasomodulation of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20090024196 - Implantable electrode, insertion tool for use therewith, and insertion method: An electrode system includes an implantable electrode having at least one electrode contact, an insertion tool, and a technique or method that allows the electrode contact to be positioned within soft tissue at a selected target stimulation site.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.c.
20090024195 - Method and apparatus for renal neuromodulation: An apparatus for renal neuromodulation includes an expandable support member having a main body portion for engaging a wall of a blood vessel proximate a renal vasculature and at least one electrode connected with the main body portion. The at least one electrode is arranged to selectively deliver electric current... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.l.p.
20090024197 - Elution control via geometric features of an implantable substance matrix: A cardiac lead that is adapted and configured to elute a therapeutic agent to treat the surrounding tissue at a target location within a patient's heart is described. The cardiac lead includes a drug eluting member having a predetermined number of macroscopic surface features formed on its exterior surface. The... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP 3246901/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090018594 - Methods and devices for medical treatment: An endoluminal treatment device and method includes introducing an endoluminal device into a lumen of a patient and engaging a wall of the lumen with an implant device. The implant device can be a drug delivery device or medical device.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090018595 - Systems and methods for employing multiple filters to detect t-wave oversensing and to improve tachyarrhythmia detection within an implantable medical device: Techniques are described for detecting tachyarrhythmia and also for preventing T-wave oversensing using a narrowband bradycardia filter in combination with a narrowband tachycardia filter. In some embodiments, a separate wideband filter is also exploited. In one illustrative example, ventricular tachycardia (VT) is detected by: detecting a preliminary indication of VT... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20090018596 - Baroreflex activation therapy device with pacing cardiac electrical signal detection capability: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for using the same for activating (stimulating) the baroreflex system of a patient using a baroreflex activation system with pacing cardiac electrical signal detection capability.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090018597 - System and method for estimating cardiac pressure based on cardiac electrical conduction delays using an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for estimating left atrial pressure (LAP) or other cardiac performance parameters based on measured conduction delays. In particular, LAP is estimated based interventricular conduction delays. Predetermined conversion factors stored within the device are used to convert the various the conduction delays into LAP values or other appropriate... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20090018598 - System for the remote programming of a personal medical device: The invention comprises a system and a method for secure remote programming of an implant. For this purpose, a TAN list is generated on the part of the programming device and both stored in the implant (10) and also provided to a physician. The TAN list is preferably indexed and... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090018599 - Cardiac stimulation using leadless electrode assemblies: An implantable cardiac tissue excitation system includes an implantable pacing controller unit with a pulse generation circuit. The system also includes a lead with a lead body extending between a proximal lead end attachable to the pacing controller unit and a distal lead end configured to be implanted within a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090018600 - Form for retaining battery in implantable medical device: A form for retaining a battery in implantable medical device includes outer edge and first and second opposing major surfaces. The first major surface of the form includes a recess, a ridge disposed between the recess and the outer edge, and a trough forming element disposed between the ridge and... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC
20090018601 - Connector header for implantable medical device: A connector header includes a housing formed from a plastic material having a modulus of rigidity of 100 ksi or greater. The housing defines an opening for insertion of a lead. The connector header further includes a lead receptacle having an electrically conductive element. The electrically conductive element is operably... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC
20090018605 - Gastric treatment/diagnosis device and attachment device and method: A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A functional device resides within the patient's stomach and is secured to the stomach wall by an attachment device. The functional device may be a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach environment, or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090018606 - Methods and devices for stimulation of an organ with the use of a transectionally placed guide wire: Devices, systems and methods are provided for electrical stimulation of a body organ, particularly within the gastrointestinal tract. In preferred embodiments, the stomach is the organ within the gastrointestinal tract which is targeted for such stimulation. A guide wire or other delivery device is positioned within the body so as... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090018602 - Methods and systems for performing submucosal medical procedures: Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle injection instrument, a submucosal tunneling instrument, a submucosal dissection instrument, a mucosal resection device. Systems include a combination of one or more of... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20090018603 - Methods and systems for submucosal implantation of a device for diagnosis and treatment of a body: Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle injection instrument, a submucosal tunneling instrument, a submucosal dissection instrument, and a mucosal resection device. Systems include a combination of one or more... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20090018604 - Methods and systems for submucosal implantation of a device for diagnosis and treatment with a therapeutic agent: Instruments, systems, implants, and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle injection instrument, a submucosal tunneling instrument, a submucosal dissection instrument, and a mucosal resection device. A submucosal implant device for diagnosing and... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20090018608 - Cardiac stimulation apparatus and method for the control of hypertension: The method calls for the periodic electrical stimulation of the heart muscle to alter the ejection profile of the heart thus reducing the observed blood pressure of the patient. The therapy may be invoked by an implantable blood pressure sensor associated with a pacemaker like device.... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20090018607 - Methods and devices for controlling battery life in an implantable pulse generator: Methods, devices, and systems for controlling an implantable pulse generator for activation of a nerve or receptor are provided. In particular, the method, devices, and systems embodying features of the present invention control the energy output of a battery in an implantable pulse generator for stimulation of the baroreflex system... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090018609 - Closed-loop feedback-driven neuromodulation: A neurological control system for modulating activity of any component or structure comprising the entirety or portion of the nervous system, or any structure interfaced thereto, generally referred to herein as a “nervous system component.” The neurological control system generates neural modulation signals delivered to a nervous system component through... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn
20090018612 - Exercise apparatus for a person with muscular deficiency: An exercise system for exercising at least one limb, such as the legs, of a subject with spinal cord injury or deficiency. The system comprises an exercise bicycle having a crank and pedals to which the feet of the subject can be mounted, and a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090018611 - Method and apparatus for laryngeal elevator musculature rehabilitation: The current invention generally relates to a method of treating decreased laryngeal elevation. This invention further relates to the use of a neuro-orthotic device in combination with electrical stimulation of the submandibular muscles to treat laryngeal elevator musculature. This invention also relates to muscle re-education and rehabilitation using a neuro-orthotic... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
20090018610 - System and methods for assessing the neuromuscular pathway prior to nerve testing: The present invention involves a system and methods for assessing the state of the neuromuscular pathway to ensure further nerve tests aimed at detecting at least one of a breach in a pedicle wall, nerve proximity, nerve direction, and nerve pathology, are not conducted when neuromuscular blockade levels may decrease... Agent: Jonathan Spangler Nuvasive, Inc.
20090018613 - Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) gene expression in tissue via the application of electric and/or electromagnetic fields: Methods and devices for the regulation of gene expression in tissue by applying an electric and/or electromagnetic field generated by specific and selective signals so as to treat diseases, conditions, and/or tissue. Gene expression is the up-regulation or down-regulation of the process whereby specific portions (genes) of the human genome... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090018614 - Electrical nerve stimulation with broad band low frequency filter: A system and method of generating electrode stimulation signals for an implanted multi-channel electrode array of a cochlear implant includes processing an acoustic audio signal with a bank of filters. Each filter in the bank of filters is associated with at least one channel having an electrode. The bank of... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090018615 - Incremental stimulation sound processor: In one aspect of the invention, a cochlear implant constructed and arranged to successively generate stimulation signals each comprising at least one stimulus pulse such that said successive stimulation signals incrementally build a neural excitation pattern that accurately reflects a received sound. In one embodiment, each said successive stimulation signal... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090018616 - Systems and methods for determining a threshold current level required to evoke a stapedial muscle reflex: Exemplary cochlear implant systems include an implantable cochlear stimulator configured to be implanted within a patient and generate a stimulation current having an adjustable current level, one or more electrodes communicatively coupled to the stimulator and configured to apply the stimulation current to one or more locations within an ear... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090018617 - Parameter-directed shifting of electrical stimulation electrode combinations: The disclosure provides techniques for parameter-directed shifting of electrical stimulation electrode combinations having substantially similar electrode patterns. An external programmer permits a user to shift electrode combinations along the length of a lead or leads. The external programmer accepts parameter-directed shift input and causes an electrical stimulator to shift electrode... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090018618 - Telemetry listening window management for an implantable medical device: An improved arbitration scheme for allowing concurrent stimulation and telemetry listening in a microstimulator is disclosed. A listening window for telemetry is permitted to proceed, and access to the microstimulator's coil granted, during at least a portion of the inter-pulse period that follows the issuance of a stimulation pulse. This... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p
20090018619 - Shifting of electrical stimulation electrode combinations among differently sized electrode arrays: The disclosure provides techniques for parameter-directed shifting of electrical stimulation electrode combinations. An external programmer permits a user to shift electrode combinations, e.g., along the length of a lead or leads. The external programmer accepts shift input and causes an electrical stimulator to shift electrode combinations as indicated by the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090018620 - Method for restoring an ejaculatory failure: The present invention relates to a method for eliciting ejaculation in a male individual, comprising delivering one or more stimulation pulses to lumbar spinothalamic (LSt) cells.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090018621 - Medical and/or cosmetic radiation device: A medical and/or cosmetic radiation device has a plurality of LEDs (24a, 24b) which emit at different wavelengths.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090018622 - Body cover, glasses and/or at least partial head cover, method for radiating at least part of a human body and use of a body cover: Body cover, comprising a substrate, for covering at least part of a human body, and at least one electroluminescent source coupled to the substrate, for illuminating at least a part of the body, wherein the cover is configured to at least partly surround at least a part of the body... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090018624 - Limiting use of disposable system patient protection devices: A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20090018625 - Managing system temperature to remove heat from lipid-rich regions: A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20090018627 - Secure systems for removing heat from lipid-rich regions: A secure system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the secure system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The secure system can employ... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20090018623 - System for treating lipid-rich regions: A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20090018626 - User interfaces for a system that removes heat from lipid-rich regions: A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20090018628 - Treatment apparatus and methods for delivering high frequency energy across large tissue areas: Apparatus and methods for treating skin conditions that deliver high frequency energy across large tissue areas. The treatment apparatus comprises a treatment tip carrying a plurality of electrodes that are switched such that fewer than all of the electrodes are concurrently energized. The treatment tip includes a cooling mechanism that... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090018629 - Heat exchanger, method for manufacturing the same, and heart-lung machine: In a heat exchanger including a plurality of tubes 1 through which a first fluid passes, a housing 2 in which the tubes 1 are installed, and sealing members for sealing a second fluid that flows over surfaces of the tubes 1, the housing 2 includes an inlet 4 for... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090018630 - Self-expandable epidural cortical electrode: A self-expandable epidural cortical electrode includes an electrically conductive expandable body and a connecting lead extending from the body. The body has an insulating layer on a first side and at least one region on a second side without an insulating layer. The connecting lead is adapted and configured for... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090018631 - Surgical insertion apparatus: This invention is an apparatus for inserting and reinserting a medical device in a patient comprising a medical device such as a intrathecal catheter, electrical lead and lead wire, a sheath for being inserted into the patient using a hollow medical device so that once the sheath is inserting subcutaneously... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.
20090018632 - Design-rule mediated lead placement: Aspects of the invention include design rule mediated lead placement methods. Also disclosed are methods of using the resultant positioned leads, e.g., e.g., during evaluation of tissue motion, such as of a cardiac tissue motion, e.g., heart wall motion, via electric tomography, are provided. Also provided are devices and systems... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090012573 - Stimulator combined with an intranasal respiratory method and device for improved breathing: A nasal respiratory device combined with a neuromuscular stimulator adapted to provide electrical stimulation intraorally and/or intranasally to a patient for improving breathing and treating a respiratory disorder.... Agent: Manuel Karell
20090012574 - Implantable medical device with temperature measuring and storing capability: An implantable medical device such as a cardiac pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator with the capability of storing body temperature measurements taken periodically and/or when triggered by particular events.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090012575 - Active medical implant: The invention consists of a system for remote programming of an implantable medical device such as a heart pacemaker, defibrillator or the like, wherein the system includes a programmable personal device (e.g., an implant) and a service center. The service center has a programming monitoring unit which determines a programming... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens, S.c.
20090012576 - Connector assembly for implantable medical device: Header assemblies for coupling one or more cardiac leads to a cardiac stimulator are described. The header assemblies can include a header housing with a lead receiving header bore. The header assemblies can further include a connector assembly injection molded within the header housing and including a connector housing, at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090012577 - Appartus and method for treating headache and/or facial pain: An apparatus for treating headache and/or facial pain includes an electrical lead and having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a channel extending between the distal and proximal end portions. The distal end portion has at least one electrode disposed thereon and at least one foldable tine... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090012578 - Neurostimulation catheter: The conductor is composed of at least one layer (2) of a material (A) that conducts electricity, said layer being applied to the outer face of the lateral wall of the tube (1) and being insulated by a non-conductive sheath (B) applied to the layer, In said conductive layer (2)... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum
20090012579 - Activating a non-isometric functional movement through electrical stimulation: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that activates a muscle to produce a functional movement in a subject through electrical stimulation. During operation, the system first obtains a non isometric model which defines a functional movement associated with the muscle in response to electrical stimulation of the... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090012580 - Cochlear implant pitch intensity: A system and method are described for generating electrode stimulation signals for an implanted electrode array having multiple stimulation electrodes. An acoustic audio signal is processed to determine associated pitch characteristics and frequency component information. From the pitch characteristics and the frequency component information, electrode stimulation signals are determined which... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090012581 - Sensory event recoding and decoding: A first pattern of sensory activity is input to a simulated neural circuit on a set of sensor inputs. The simulated neural circuit includes an array of branched neural elements that each have at least one output and one or more branches that are impinged by subsets of the set... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090012582 - Method and device for improving blood flow by a series of electrically-induced muscular contractions: A treatment method and device for promoting a localized increase in the flow of blood through a blood vessel in an area of the body, the method including the steps of: (a) providing a system including: (i) at least a first electrode operatively contacting a first portion of body tissue;... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090012583 - Method and device for improving blood flow by a series of electrically-induced muscular contractions: A treatment method and device for promoting a localized increase in the flow of blood through a blood vessel in an area of the body, the method including the steps of: (a) providing a system including: (i) at least a first electrode operatively contacting a first portion of body tissue;... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090012584 - Method and device for improving blood flow by a series of electrically-induced muscular contractions: A treatment method and device for promoting a localized increase in the flow of blood through a blood vessel in an area of the body, the method including the steps of: (a) providing a system including: (i) at least a first electrode operatively contacting a first portion of body tissue;... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090012585 - Method and apparatus for light-based hair removal using incoherent light pulses: Methods and apparatus for damaging hair follicles using a series of rapidly-delivered low-fluence pulses of coherent or incoherent light are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the pulses of coherent or incoherent light have a wavelength or wavelengths primarily in the range between 750 nm and 1500 nm. In some embodiments,... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090012587 - Medical laser apparatus with enhanced disinfection function: A laser apparatus is provided for medical applications or procedures, which include laser surgery, photo dynamic therapy, photo bio-modulation, etc. The output wavelength of the laser matches with the absorption band of oxygen molecule to produce highly reactive singlet oxygen from air or an oxygen enriched environment. The singlet oxygen... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090012586 - Portable wearable cold laser hair growth stimulator and skin treatment system: A portable, wearable, therapeutic hair, scalp, skin, and hearing treatment system for: reducing hair loss in humans; treating dandruff, loss of hair color, increasing hair tensile strength, stimulating new hair growth, and hearing restoration by supplying laser light from a Light Emitting Diode (LED) to the affected area by means... Agent: Lawrence Eliezer Kepecs
20090012588 - Configurable phototherapy device: Disclosed herein is a device which includes a first panel, a second panel, a center panel, an upright support (pillar), and a base. The first and second panels each include one or more ultraviolet lamps. The center panel may optionally include one or more ultraviolet lamps. The panels are mounted... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090012589 - Harmonic cold plasma device and associated methods: A device for generating atmospheric pressure cold plasma inside a hand-held unit discharges cold plasma with simultaneously different rf wavelengths and their harmonics. The device includes an rf tuning network that is powered by a low-voltage power supply connected to a series of high-voltage coils and capacitors. The rf energy... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph.d Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20090012590 - Neural conductor: Methods and devices for reducing current spread in nerve stimulation therapy are described herein. The disclosed methods and devices utilize a novel neural conductor placed between electrodes in an implantable medical device. The neural conductor provides a path for the current to pass through rather than allowing current to spread... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090012591 - Lead with contacts formed by coiled conductor and methods of manufacture and use: A lead includes an elongated lead body of non-conductive material and a plurality of conductive wires. Each wire has a first portion disposed within the lead body and a second portion extending out of the lead body. The second portion is coiled around the lead body to form a contact... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090012592 - Tissue anchor: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to an anchor used to secure a position of a device or component relative to internal tissue of a patient and prevent migration of the component relative to the tissue of the patient. In one embodiment, the anchor is combined with an electrode lead... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090012594 - Complimentary drug delivery sheath for an implantable medical device: A complementary drug delivery sheath for implantable medical devices. The complementary drug delivery sheath is covered, impregnated or otherwise carries one or more drugs. The complementary drug-delivery sheaths are manufactured separately from to the implantable device and are operationally combined with the device subsequent to the device's manufacture and/or sterilization.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090005823 - Lead assembly for implantable microstimulator: A lead assembly for a small implantable medical device (a.k.a, microdevice 10) provides means to attach a remote electrode to microdevice, which means inhibit fluid ingress when microdevice is not attached to lead assembly. Microdevices may provide either or both tissue stimulation and sensing. Known microdevices include spaced apart electrodes... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090005824 - Electrotransport devices, methods and drug electrode assemblies: A drug electrode assembly usefully employed in an electrotransport device for the delivery of drugs across a tissue surface includes an electrode, a drug reservoir which stores the drug (including an ionized (e.g., anionic) or neutrally charged drug species), and a liquid impermeable solid-state assist ion conducting barrier layer interposed... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090005826 - Method and apparatus for cardiac arrhythmia classification using template band-based morphology analysis: An implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) includes a tachyarrhythmia detection and classification system that classifies tachyarrhythmias based on a morphological analysis of arrhythmic waveforms and a template waveform. Correlation coefficients each computed between morphological features of an arrhythmic waveform and morphological features of the template waveform provide for the basis for classifying... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090005825 - Mri-safe defibrillator electrodes: The present invention reduces patient risks associated with RF-induced thermogenic tissue damage and with pulsed gradient-field-induced arrhythmias by using a defibrillator lead having a self-healing dielectric material that prevents induced voltages from MRI equipment from damaging an ICD or causing unintended defibrillation shocks to a patient. Another aspect of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090005827 - Wearable defibrillator: There is provided a wearable defibrillator that includes a first sensor adapted to sense a cardiac related parameter, a second sensor adapted to sense breathing, a controller adapted to produce a signal upon determining a cardiac arrest and a defibrillating subunit adapted to provide a defibrillation energy upon receiving the... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.
20090005828 - Implantable medical device for identifying and managing intrinsic reentrant tachycardia: An implantable medical device is provided that comprises a pulse generator that provides atrial and ventricular pacing pulses on demand. The pulse generator times delivery of the ventricular pacing pulses based on an AV pacing interval. The device also includes an AV hysteresis module that extends the AV interval from... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20090005829 - Measurement of cardiac performance wtih movement sensors and related methods: Embodiments of the invention are related to implantable devices including movement sensors and related methods for measuring cardiac performance, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable electrical stimulation lead. The electrical stimulation lead can include a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20090005830 - Endocardial pacing relating to conduction abnormalities: Various systems, methods and arrangements are implemented in connection with ventricular pacing. One such method relates to a method for use in connection with ventricular pacing of a left ventricle of a heart from a pacing lead located in the right ventricle. Ventricular function of the heart is sensed. The... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090005832 - Circuit-based devices and methods for pulse control of endocardial pacing in cardiac rhythm management: Tools and methods are particularly suited for certain cardiac conditions involving use of a catheter for pacing of the right and left ventricles from a lead in the right ventricle, e.g., to facilitate mechanically and/or electrically synchronous contractions for resynchronization. Certain aspects involve pacing and/or mapping by generating pulses for... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090005831 - Method, apparatus and protocol for screening appropriate patient candidates and for cardiac resychronization therapy (crt), determining cardiac functional response to adjustments of ventricular pacing devices and follow-up of crt patient outcomes: An apparatus, a method and a protocol for optimizing an implanted device in a candidate. The apparatus comprises a first sensor configured to sense a tracing signal, a transducer configured to capture an image of a region of interest, where the image is captured in synchronism with the tracing signal,... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090005833 - Method for selecting electrodes for deep brain or cortical stimulation and pulse generator for deep brain or cortical stimulation: In one embodiment, a system for electrically stimulating neural tissue of a patient and for determining neurotransmitter release in response to stimulation, the system comprises: pulse generating circuitry for generating electrical pulses; at least one electrical lead for conducting electrical pulses generated by the pulse generating circuitry to neural tissue,... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20090005834 - Deep vein thrombosis prevention: A device adapted for mitigating the formation of a blood clot, the device comprising: a sensor adapted to identify muscle movement associated with blood circulation in a vein and to produce a signal indicating the movement; and a controller adapted to monitor the sensor signal and to activate an actuator... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.
20090005835 - Low profile package for an implantable device: The present invention is a low profile hermetic package for an implantable medical device. The package includes a non-conductive substrate including a plurality of straight conductive vias through the non-conductive substrate. A conductive cover hermetically enclosing an electronics circuit is bonded to the non-conductive substrate. The device is low profile.... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20090005836 - Cochlear implant: There is provided a cochlear implant for improving the hearing ability of a patient suffered from hearing impairment comprising an internal receiving unit implanted into the body, which comprises a receiving part for receiving external signal, an active electrode and a reference electrode, characterized in that the active electrode is... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20090005837 - Method and apparatus for stimulating the neurochemistry of the brain resulting in increased overall brain function, cognitive performance, and intelligence quota: An apparatus and method for stimulating the neurochemistry of the brain including enzymes, nucleosides, nucleotides, neuropeptides, neurotransmitters, amino acids, brain glucose, steroids, and hormones, and more specifically, an apparatus and method for enhancing overall brain function, including cognitive abilities and intelligence quota (IQ). Other treatment interventions the apparatus and method... Agent: Larry D. Johnson
20090005839 - Skin tanning system incorporating skin rejuvenating light: In a preferred embodiment the present invention provides a tanning system with base unit and canopy unit mounted to define a gap for a person to be tanned. The canopy unit defines a facial area to be before the person's face. The facial area provides ultraviolet illumination coupled with illumination... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090005838 - Tanning apparatus: Indoor tanning, especially in commercial establishments which provide tanning beds, has been a very popular endeavour for the last few decades, particularly in view of concerns for exposure to natural sunlight and ultra-violet (UV) light. The invention relates to an improved tanning apparatus, having multiple light sources (6a, 6b), filtering... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090005840 - Anti-shock cooling/heating device: A portable device for cooling or heating a body part using readily available cooling and heating sources, such as water from gardening hoses, EMS vehicles, fire trucks, and hydrants is presented. The devices are modular so that multiple devices can be combined to create a large device for cooling or... Agent: Cherskov & Flaynik
20090005841 - Modular apparatus for therapy of an animate body: Modular therapy apparatus for treatment of at least a portion of an animate body comprises a first modular member and a second modular member. The first modular member comprises a heat transfer device adapted to transfer heat between the device and the at least a portion of an animate body.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP
20090005842 - Cooling system: The present invention provides cooling sheets for application to an extremity of a mammal, and methods for making and using such cooling sheets.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090005843 - Depth cooling implant system: A depth cooling implant system having a probe device implanted inside a targeted area of the brain, such as the medial temporal lobe, for the treatment of epilepsy is disclosed. The probe device includes a heat pipe having a sensor for detecting the temperature of surrounding brain tissue as well... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
20090005844 - Percutaneous electrode array and system: Lead devices and methods for neurostimulation are described. Some of the neurostimulation leads provided have multiple, distal region electrode contacts arranged in an array capable of providing steerable spinal cord stimulation. In one use, a collapsed introducer sheath is disposed over a dilator and advanced to a spinal cord target... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20090005845 - Intra-atrial parasympathetic stimulation: A method is provided, including implanting in an atrial wall of a subject, from within an atrium, a first electrode contact in a vicinity of a parasympathetic epicardial fat pad of the subject, and implanting a second electrode contact in a body of the subject outside of a heart and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090005846 - Methods, devices and systems for cardiac rhythm management using an electrode arrangement: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, methods and devices for cardiac applications. One such device is directed to a catheter, and uses thereof, for capturing myocardium of a heart by delivering pacing signals to a location in the heart. The location is near a His Bundle... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLCPrevious industry: Surgery
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