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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090112272 - Connector assemblies for implantable stimulators: Exemplary systems include a stimulator configured to be implanted within a patient, the stimulator having a body defined by at least one side surface disposed in between distal and proximal end surfaces, and a connector assembly configured to be coupled to the stimulator and extend parallel to the at least... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090112273 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: A method is disclosed for conveying a form of neuromodulation (e.g., electrical, chemical, optical, or thermal) from an external neuromodulation source interiorly of the skull to modulate neural activity. The method involves forming one or more apertures through or partially through the skull to provide an interface for delivering the... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20090112274 - Defibrillator with remote region on its casing: A defibrillator device (10) is provided with a switch (14) or proximity sensor (34) adjacent a remote region on its casing or housing. The defibrillator changes its operational state when touched or handled, or when proximity is detected, so activating the device without requiring an operator to determine the location... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090112276 - Determination of stimulation delay between ventricular sites: An earlier intrinsic activation and a later intrinsic activation of a right ventricle and a left ventricle are determined. This information is used for computing a biventricular pacing interval as a function of an interval from a pacing energy delivered to a ventricle corresponding to the later intrinsic activation and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090112275 - Implantable system for flow measurement including charge amplifier: An implantable medical device lead having a flow measurement sensor mounted thereon is provided with a capsule mounted proximate to the sensor. The capsule is used to house electrical circuitry corresponding to the sensor in order to prevent impedance on conductors of the lead, which gradually decreases over chronic periods,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090112277 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: A method is disclosed for conveying a form of neuromodulation (e.g., electrical, chemical, optical, or thermal) from an external neuromodulation source interiorly of the skull to modulate neural activity. The method involves forming one or more apertures through or partially through the skull to provide an interface for delivering the... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20090112278 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: Disclosed are methods, devices, and systems for inducing neuromodulation by focusing a source of stimulation through a skull/brain interface in the form of an aperture formed in the skull, a naturally occurring fenestration in the skull, or a transcranial channel. Further disclosed are methods, devices, and systems for identifying where... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20090112279 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for directing and focusing signals to the brain for neuromodulation and for directing and focusing signals or other energy from the brain for measurement, heat transfer and imaging. An aperture in the skull and/or a channel device implantable in the skull can be used... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20090112280 - Systems, methods and devices for a skull/brain interface: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for directing and focusing signals to the brain for neuromodulation and for directing and focusing signals or other energy from the brain for measurement, heat transfer and imaging. An aperture in the skull and/or a channel device implantable in the skull can be used... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20090112284 - Biofeedback electronic stimulation device: A biofeedback electronic stimulation device includes a processor for generating a first control signal and a plurality of second control signals responsive to at least one input signal. Transformer circuitry generates a stimulation signal including packets of at least one pulse responsive to the first control signal. Pulse circuitry configures... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20090112281 - Medical device configuration based on sensed brain signals: The invention is directed to techniques and systems in which external brain monitoring is used to facilitate implantation and configuration of an implantable medical device. The techniques may create an open loop or closed loop system in which brain signals quantify the efficacy of electrical logical stimulation (or drug therapy... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090112283 - Microcurrent device with a sensory cue: The present invention is directed to an apparatus that includes a microcurrent delivery device portion and at least one independent sensory cue delivery means. The independent sensory cue delivery means can provide an independent sensory cue selected from the group consisting of vibration, heat, cool, skin irritation, tingling, fragrance or... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090112282 - Occipital nerve stimulation: An implantable medical device comprises one or more electrical stimulation generators, and a housing that contains the one or more electrical stimulation generators. The implantable medical device also includes a first medical lead no greater than about 6 inches in length, and a second medical lead no greater than about... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090112285 - Aortic pacemaker: The present invention depicts an implantable artificial pacemaker (AAP) comprising oscillatory means providing pulsating signals at a pre-selected frequency, wherein the pacemaker is pacing the aorta. The invention also describes an AAP further comprising; (i) a plurality of sensors disposed internally or externally to the aorta; and (ii) a pacing... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090112286 - Neural channel bridge aided by a micro-electronic system: Methods and equipment used to regenerate sensory, motorial, or visceral signals of injured, broken or diseased nerves of mammalia, such as humans, are provided. In some embodiments, a lineup of downward and upward channels to bridge injured neural channels is disclosed. The downward or upward channels can be connected to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090112287 - Saliency-based apparatus and methods for visual prostheses: Saliency-based apparatus and methods for visual prostheses are disclosed. A saliency-based component processes video data output by a digital signal processor before the video data are input to the retinal stimulator. In a saliency-based method, an intensity stream is extracted from an input image, feature maps based on the intensity... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20090112288 - Frequency analyzer for mems based cochlear implant with self power supply: Disclosed is a frequency analyzer for a MEMS based cochlear implant with self power supply. The frequency analyzer for a MEMS based cochlear implant includes: an upper structure including a first substrate, and a nano wire contact portion formed under the first substrate and coated with a high conductivity metal;... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090112289 - Management of neurostimulation therapy using parameter sets: An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set, which may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may maintain a session log that includes a listing of... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20090112290 - Device for determining an aftercare appointment for the supply of an implantable medical device: The invention relates to a service unit (30) having an interface (54) for receiving data from a personal medical device, an analysis unit (52) connected to the interface (54) for analyzing data received from the personal medical device (10), and an aftercare appointment determination unit (54) for determining a particular... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090112291 - Closed loop long range recharging: A charging system for an implantable medical device having a secondary coil. The charging system includes an external power source having at least one primary coil, a modulation, circuit operatively coupled to the primary coil and capable of driving it in a manner characterized by a charging parameter, and a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090112292 - Dynamic lead condition detection for an implantable medical device: The present invention provides for a method, apparatus, and system for performing a dynamic detection of a lead condition associated with a lead assembly in an implantable medical device for providing a controlled current therapeutic electrical signal to a cranial nerve. A pulsed therapeutic electrical signal is provided to a... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20090112293 - Device for carrying out a treatment: An improved device for carrying out a treatment comprising the following features: the treatment is carried out with the film hanging only slightly down, and, in order to carry out the treatment, the film can brought into a position in which the lateral portions of the film, which lead to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090112294 - Biostimulative illumination apparatus: A biostimulative illumination apparatus for treating patient tissues includes at least one light emitting diode which can generate at least one narrow-pulse focused wave band suitable to be used as low-power and non-parallel focused light beams for biostimulative illumination. The wave length of the focused light beam is from 600... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090112295 - Devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide: The present disclosure relates to dressings, such as patches and bandages, and other devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090112296 - Scalar laser therapy apparatus: There is disclosed a new low-level laser therapy apparatus and method of treating tissue. The invention includes a laser system that uses laser diodes and/or alternatively light emitting diodes (LED's), or both, and a digital interface that gives the operator the ability to generate sine waves or scalar waves as... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090112297 - Skin tanning and light therapy incorporating light emitting diodes: The invention relates to a skin tanning chamber, the improvement comprising at least one light emitting diode emitting a UVA light, such as a UVA LED that emits essentially only UVA. Additionally, multiple LEDs of varying types with various characteristic wavelengths are controlled independently to produce an arbitrary light pattern... Agent: Elmore Patent Law Group, PC
20090112298 - High efficiency thermal energy transfer pad: A thermal energy transfer pad is disclosed. The thermal energy transfer pad has a first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet and a second flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet. The first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet (a) is made of a first fluid impervious material, (b) has a perimeter measurement of... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20090112299 - Direct heating facemask: The purpose of this invention is to provide a facemask designed to apply and maintain direct, constant heat in an evenly distributed fashion at a constant temperature of up to about 46° C. to the nasal cavity and surrounding sinuses, thereby creating a thermal environment within the nasal cavity and... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20090112300 - Reduced bending stiffness polyurethane tubing: A medical electrical lead body having an outer diameter of less than 5 French includes a reinforcing member. The reinforcing member maintains the axial load bearing capability of the lead body while at the same time providing for flexibility of the lead body.... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing (32469)
20090112301 - Strain relief system for spinal cord stimulation lead: An anchor for spinal electrical stimulation leads having a first, extended portion adapted to be inserted through the spine and into the spinal column, and a second, shorter portion adapted to be sutured to the fascia on the outside of the spine. The extended portion assists with positioning of the... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090105776 - Hybrid multichannel printed circuit board microdrive: A miniature microdrive system may be affixed to the skull and used to advance recording electrode bundles or injection cannula through the brain of freely moving test subjects, e.g., rodents. The microdrive may be constructed using a hybrid fabrication technique utilizing a printed circuit board and a small number of... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090105777 - Method and apparatus to trend and optimize an implantable medical device using a patient management system: A remote external interface for an implantable cardiac function management device is configured to be communicatively coupled to the implantable cardiac function management device via a network to a local external interface and via telemetry between the local external interface and the implantable cardiac function management device. The remote external... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090105778 - Cardiac waveform template creation, maintenance and use: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for creating, adjusting, and using cardiac waveform morphology templates. The morphology templates include target regions associated with features of cardiac waveforms. The target regions may be adjusted based on relationships between the target regions and features of detected cardiac waveforms associated with the... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090105779 - Lead tracking of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt) devices: Lead Tracking of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices improve upon the process of implantation of ICD-CRT devices, placing their leads, and improving the information fed back to the device and/or clinician. Tracking of the placement of the leads during implantation is accomplished along with monitoring the leads once... Agent: H. Jay Spiegel - H. Jay Spiegel & Associates
20090105780 - Pacing output determination based on selected capture threshold values: Approaches for adjusting the pacing energy delivered by a pacemaker are provided. Adjusting the pacing energy involves performing a plurality of capture threshold tests, each capture threshold test measuring a capture threshold of the heart. One or more measured captured thresholds are selected, including at least one capture threshold that... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090105781 - Regulation of matrix metalloproteinase (mmp) gene expression in tumor cells via the application of electric and/or electromagnetic fields: Methods and apparatus provide for treating and/or preventing tumor growth and/or spread, and/or other conditions in which Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) protein has been implicated in a patient, comprising: generating at least one specific and selective electric signal that when applied to electrodes, one or more coils, or other field generating... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090105783 - Long-term spg stimulation therapy for prevention of vascular dementia: A method is provided that includes identifying that a subject is at risk of suffering from vascular dementia (VaD). Responsively to the identifying, a risk of development of the VaD is reduced by applying electrical stimulation to a site of the subject selected from the group consisting of: a sphenopalatine... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090105784 - Miniature wireless system for deep brain stimulation: An implantable system and method for deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatments. The implantable system is sufficiently small and self-contained to enable implantation of the entire system within the brain, or optionally within the brain and the surrounding tissue. The system comprises an implantable inductor on which a voltage is induced... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20090105782 - Vagus nerve stimulation apparatus, and associated methods: Methods and apparatus for providing vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of diseases such as depression and epilepsy that do not require an onboard, implanted power supply. Power may be supplied from outside of the body by near-field inductive coupling with an external power supply provided in a support article... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20090105786 - Method and device for strengthening synaptic connections: The invention provides a method and device for inducing a conditioned neural response in a subject. The method comprises detecting spike activity in a first neural site in the subject; and delivering a stimulus pulse to a second neural site in the subject. The stimulus pulse is delivered within the... Agent: Karen S. Canady Canady & Lortz LLP
20090105785 - Therapy program selection: A therapy program is selected based on a patient state, where the patient state comprises at least one of a movement state, sleep state or speech state. In this way, therapy delivery is tailored to the patient state, which may include specific patient symptoms. The therapy program is selected from... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090105787 - Patient programmer with input and sensing capabilities: A patient programmer can have a progress module, wherein the progress module may obtain progress input from a patient in which the generator is implanted. The progress module may include sensors that are able to obtain progress input based on patient interactions with sensors coupled to the patient programmer. The... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090105788 - Minimally invasive nerve monitoring device and method: A device includes a mechanical sensor configured to monitor at least one muscle for a response to a stimulus, and an indicator configured to provide feedback to a user based on at least a portion of an output of the mechanical sensor.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090105789 - Thermal switch for implantable medical devices: An implantable medical device includes an electrode having a thermal switch. The thermal switch is configured to electrically decouple components of the implantable medical device when in contact with tissue at temperatures above normal body temperature.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090105790 - Near infrared microbial elimination laser systems (nimels): Methods, systems, and apparatus for Near Infrared Microbial Elimination Laser Systems (NIMELS) including use with medical devices are disclosed. The medical devices can be situated in vivo. Suitable medical devices include catheters, stents, artificial joints, and the like. NIMELS methods, systems, and apparatus can apply near infrared radiant energy of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090105791 - Light emitting medical garment device, kit and method of using: A medical garment device is presented which is capable of providing at least two different energy light beams onto a therapeutic unhealthy zone of a patient. The device includes a first light source that can deliver a relatively low energy light beam, such as infrared radiation, for use in soothing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090105792 - Method and devices for treating damaged articular cartilage: The methods and devices described below provide for minimally invasive method of performing micro-fracture therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The method entails use of a laser to ablate numerous holes into the bone and cartilage of a joint which is afflicted with osteoarthritis. Laser systems which are adapted to... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20090105793 - Therapeutic device for thermally assisted urinary function: A therapeutic device for thermally assisted urinary function is presented. The therapeutic pad (14) is composed of an upper thermal element (18) and a lower thermal element (19) having a portal (15), both elements substantially cup-shaped to cover and contact the groin. The therapeutic pad (14) is composed of a... Agent: Michael G. Grilly
20090105794 - Microprocessor controlled delivery system for cardiac valve prosthesis: An instrument for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis, including a plurality of radially expandable portions, at an implantation site, includes a plurality of deployment elements each independently operable to obtain the radial expansion of a radially expandable portion of the valve prosthesis. The instrument includes a microprocessor configured to processes... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20090105795 - Smart garment technology: A method and apparatus for making a connection with a part of a body to transfer an electromagnetic signal for a predetermined purpose, the apparatus including: a garment including one or more electrode capable of passing the signal to or from the part of the body; and a controller for... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090105796 - Fibrous electrode material: A biomimetic electrode material including a fibrous matrix including a conductive polymer and an ion conducting polymeric material is described. The biomimetic electrode material may be used in a number of body-implantable application including cardiac and neuro-stimulation applications. The biomimetic electrode material can be formed using electrospinning and other related... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing (32469)04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090099611 - Biological pacemakers including mutated hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (hcn) channels: A composition for implantation into cardiac tissue includes a biological pacemaker that, when implanted, expresses an effective amount of a mutated hyperpolarization-activated and cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) isoform to modify Ih when compared with wild-type HCN. Methods for implementing each of the biological pacemakers include implanting each of biological pacemakers into... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090099613 - Combination electrical stimulating and infusion device and method: A combined electrical and chemical stimulation lead is especially adapted for providing treatment to intervertebral discs. The combination lead may be placed proximate to intervertebral disc cellular matrix and nucleus pulposus tissue to promote tissue regeneration and repair, as well as nociceptor and neural tissue modulation. The stimulation lead includes... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090099612 - Electrical conductor having a bioerodible coating: An apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion is configured to receive an electrical current from a current source. The elongate member is configured to transmit the electrical current from the proximal end portion to the distal end... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090099614 - Method and implantable medical device for classifying sensor signals: In a method and an apparatus for creating hemodynamic sensor signal templates using an implantable medical device connectable to a patient heart activity of the patient is sensed in order to identify a paste or sensed sequence of events of a heart cycle. Hemodynamic sensor signals for consecutive heart cycles... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090099615 - High accuracy painless method for measuring defibrillation lead impedance: Methods and apparatus for accurately and painlessly measuring the impedance between defibrillation electrodes implanted in a patient utilize a high current test pulse delivered with a sufficiently high current to produce an accurate measurement of the defibrillation electrode impedance while limiting the duration of the test pulse such that the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090099616 - Method and apparatus for concurrent atrio-ventricular anti-tachycardia pacing: An implantable medical device delivers anti-tachyarrhythmia therapies including anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP). If a detected tachyarrhythmia is classified as a type suitable for treatment using ATP, the implantable medical device selects one of an atrial ATP (A-ATP) mode, a ventricular ATP (V-ATP) mode, and a concurrent atrio-ventricular ATP (concurrent AV-ATP) mode... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090099617 - Implantable heart stimulator providing long term cardiac monitoring with automatic notification: An implantable medical device that continuously measures the patient's intracardiac ventricular impedance. Extracts cardiac performance information based on the intracardiac impedance, including amplitude, timing and variability of cardiac contraction function. The device records and analyses trends in the performance information. The device identifies changes, which exceed the selected threshold limits.... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090099618 - Apparatus and method for delivering electrical signals to a heart: Devices, systems and methods for controlling (inhibiting or enabling) the delivery of electrotherapeutic signals to a heart using sensing of local and/or global ECG signals to detect ventricular arrhythmia or indication of possible ventricular arrhythmia in the heart. The devices, systems and methods process the sensed signals and are capable... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090099619 - Method for optimizing crt therapy: A method to optimize CRT therapy using ventricular lead motion analysis, either radiographically or with three dimensional electromagnetic mapping, to determine whether focal dyssynchrony is present at baseline, and whether biventricular pacing improves synchronicity and fractional shortening, and if no improvement is evidenced, changing the timing offset, pacing configuration and/or... Agent: Bergman & Jeckle P.l.l.c.
20090099620 - Contact configuration, contact assembly, implantable apparatus and electrode line: A contact configuration for producing an electrical connection between a plug and a socket, preferably for connecting an electrode to an electronic implantable device (such as a pacemaker), has a contact section on the plug and/or the socket. The contact section includes metallic conductive fibers which project between the plug... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090099621 - Respiratory stimulation for treating periodic breathing: A system and method for treating and/or preventing is described for treating periodic breathing characterized by cyclical hyperventilation and hypoventilation, examples of which include Cheyne-Stokes respiration and central sleep apnea. The system could also be used in the treatment of other conditions involving an impairment of respiratory drive.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090099622 - Methods and systems for establishing neural stimulation parameters and providing neural stimulation: Methods for providing electrical stimulation therapy to a cortex of a patient via a plurality of electrodes proximate to the cortex and a pulse generator implanted in the patient. One embodiment of a method in accordance with the invention comprises determining whether the current applied via the plurality of electrodes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090099623 - Systems and methods for treatment of medical conditions related to the central nervous system and for enhancing cognitive functions: Systems and methods for diagnosing and treating various brain-related conditions, and/or for modifying at least one of cognitive, behavioral, or affective functions or skills in individuals. The method of diagnosing and treating a brain-related condition includes the steps of: (i) identifying at least a brain region associated with the brain-related... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090099625 - Elective service indicator based on pulse count for implantable device: The present invention is an implantable tissue stimulation therapy system, comprising an implantable tissue stimulation device including a power source of a known stored energy amount, a programmer communicably coupled to the device and adapted to propose one or more therapy parameters for the device, each therapy parameter having a... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090099624 - Inplantable system with inputs: A stimulation system can have a first sensor to generate a first reading and a second sensor to generate a second reading. An analysis module of a programmer such as a patient programmer, which programs a stimulation signal to be delivered to a patient, conducts an evaluation of the patient... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090099626 - Lacrimal implant detection: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a lacrimal implant insertable at least partially into a lacrimal punctum. The lacrimal implant comprises an implant core, and an implant body. The implant body includes a cavity sized and shaped to receive the implant core. At least one of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090099627 - Therapy control based on a patient movement state: A movement state of a patient is detected based on brain signals, such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal. In some examples, a brain signal within a dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex of a brain of the patient indicative of prospective movement of the patient may be sensed in order to detect the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090099628 - Fiber optic phototherapy devices including led light sources: Phototherapy devices for phototherapy treatment of a patient include a light emitter for emitting light received from a light source. Means may be provided for increasing the amount of power to the light source in response to a decrease in light output to maintain a substantially constant light output. The... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090099629 - System and method for patient temperature control: A patient temperature control system and method are provided for automated temperature control according to a programmed protocol. In one aspect, at least one programmed protocol may be established for each of a plurality of patient thermal therapy phases. In turn, the temperature of a thermal exchange medium may be... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090099630 - Tuckable electric warming blanket for patient warming: A tuckable electric warming blanket for patient warming and a method of using such a warming blanket. The blanket may be used to warm the lower body of the patient or other portion of the patient's body. The blanket may include one or more rigid stays that extend along the... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20090099631 - Multi-zone electric warming blanket: A multi-zone electric heating blanket. The blanket may be shaped to cover the outstretched arms or other body parts of a patient. The blanket includes first and second body part portions and a connecting bridge. The interconnection via the bridge leaves an open gap between the first and second body... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20090099632 - Infant garment: An infant garment preserves body heat and facilitates access to a localized region of the body surface of a patient. The garment has a slit on the front that allows the region of the patient's body surface to be monitored and, if necessary, treated without requiring removal of the garment.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090099633 - Single use ice pack: An ice pack including a bag having a containment section with an opening. Two layers of adhesive material are be disposed on adjacent portions of the opening. One layer has a lesser width than the other layer, so that when the layers are engaged, the layer with the greater width... Agent: Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.c
20090099634 - Conductive composite electrode material: A medical electrical lead and body implantable electrode suitable for a variety of medical applications are disclosed. In general, the electrode includes a composite material having particles of pseudo-capacitive material, such as iridium oxide, dispersed within a polymer matrix including a polyelectrolyte. The polymer matrix can also include a conductive... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing (32469)
20090099635 - Stimulation and sensing lead with non-coiled wire construction: A cardiac rhythm management device that can comprise a lead and a pulse generator. The lead can comprise lead body, a composite conductor, a stylet guide, two or more electrodes and a proximal connector. The composite conductor can comprise two or more conductors which can electrically couple the electrodes to... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing (32469)04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090093854 - Method of treating a rheumatic disorder using combination of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and a ginsenoside: The present invention relates to a method of treating rheumatic disorders, and symptoms of arthritis specifically. The method involves utilizing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in combination with administration of a ginsenoside, such as Rb1.... Agent: Mason Chin Pang Leung The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
20090093855 - Housing for a medical implant: Housing for medical implant, such as cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter, etc. Housing including hollow housing and terminal body attached to hollow housing, which has electrical terminal(s), situated in an externally accessible cavity of the terminal body, for connecting an electrode line, and terminal body including a base body made of... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090093856 - High fidelity electronic tactile sensor and stimulator array, including sexual stimulus: Modular electronic and/or combined electronic/mechanical apparatus for the detection, analysis, transmittal and delivery of tactile stimuli (touch). Sexual application is suggested.... Agent: Attila Mady
20090093857 - System and method to evaluate electrode position and spacing: An IMD can be implanted into a patient to address various conditions. The IMD case and leads can have various electrodes and other portions to measure various physiological conditions. For example, a selected current can be generated between two electrodes, either external or internal in the patient, and a voltage... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090093859 - Apparatus for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart: A new pacemaker apparatus for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart that includes a conduction abnormality in a ventricle. The pacemaker includes a pulse generator and a pacing electrode located in the heart, the pulse generator providing pacing signals to the pacing electrode. The pacemaker further includes a... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090093858 - Implantable pulse generators and methods for selective nerve stimulation: An Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) includes a surgically implantable housing, a battery, a first waveform generator, a second waveform generator, a modulator, and electrodes. The IPG produces a pulse envelope, a carrier waveform, and a modulated waveform. The pulse envelope is a low frequency waveform with specific pulse width, amplitude... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC
20090093860 - Automatic determination of t-shock vulnerable window: A method and apparatus for determining a T-wave shock interval sense a cardiac electrogram (EGM) signal comprising a T-wave signal. A T-wave center is determined from the EGM signal, and a T-wave shock interval is determined in response to determining the T-wave center. A T-wave shock is delivered at the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090093861 - Methods for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart: Treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart includes methods that involve guiding an electrode to a location, near the His bundle of the heart, that is determined by pacing the heart and sensing signals in response thereto, and electrically bypassing a conduction abnormality of the heart by presenting extrinsic... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090093862 - Systems and methods for automatically optimizing stimulus parameters and electrode configurations for neuro-stimulators: Methods and devices for automatically optimizing the stimulus parameters and/or the configuration of electrodes to provide neural stimulation to a patient. In one embodiment, a system includes an electrode array having an implantable support member configured to be implanted into a patient and a plurality of therapy electrodes carried by... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090093866 - Composite light source apparatus for phototherapy: The present invention provides a composite light source apparatus for phototherapy of skin disease, in which a light beam having the wavelength and optical power suitable for light-beam treatment is provided to a region to be treated (also called a ‘to-be-treated region’) through a light guide by using a composite... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090093867 - Light activated gene transduction using long wavelength ultraviolet light for cell targeted gene delivery: In accordance with the present invention, methods are provided for treating a patient through the use of ultraviolet light activated gene therapy. Embodiments of the present invention include methods for the utilization of light activated gene therapy to repair and/or rebuild damaged cartilage by introducing a desired gene into a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090093863 - Method and devices for performing stereotactic microbeam radiation therapy: A radiation delivery system generally includes either a synchrotron source or a support frame and a plurality of microbeam delivery devices supported on the support frame, both to deliver a beam in a hemispherical arrangement. Each of the microbeam delivery devices or synchrotron irradiation ports is adapted to deliver at... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates/ Brookhaven National Laboratory
20090093865 - Method and system for controlling the spread of microorganisms among subjects in a group: A method of controlling the spread of an infectious microorganism, for example methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) in a group of subjects including people asymptomatic for infection with the microorganism. A dose of microorganism-reducing light can be applied to each anterior nasal cavity of each subject in the group. Optionally a... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP
20090093864 - Methods and devices for applying energy to tissue: Methods, systems, and devices to treat a region of skin; the treatment may be used to stimulate the production of collagen or destroy adipose tissue. The region of skin is exposed to a uniform energy application or series of applications. The region of skin may be exposed to positive and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090093868 - Laser apparatus for medical treatment using pulse trains: The present invention provides a laser apparatus for medical treatment using pulse trains, in which the skin is cooled to a given temperature and then one or more laser pulses are applied to a to-be-treated region at specific intervals, thereby alleviating a pain associated with a skin disease and activating... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090088811 - Implantable lead with an electrostimulation capacitor: One example includes an implantable lead with an elongate lead body including a proximal portion and a distal portion. The lead includes a coupler configured to be coupled to an implantable medical device, a conductor, extending through the coupler, a first electrode, and a first electrostimulation capacitor located at the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090088812 - Implantable lead with electronics: One example includes an implantable lead including an elongate lead body which includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. In the example, the lead includes a coupler configured to couple to an implantable medical device. The lead includes a first conductor, coupled to the coupler, and extending away from... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090088813 - Cardiac rhythm management device: A medical device for implantation on an epicardial surface of the heart. The device has a transmural member providing optimal electrode locations for various therapies. The hemodynamically optimal therapy is guided by sensed left ventricular pressure and electrical activity. The device may be used alone or with a companion implanted... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090088814 - Heart stimulating system: Heart stimulating system for stimulating at least a ventricle of a heart including: stimulation pulse generator adapted to generate stimulation pulses and connected to a ventricular stimulation electrode for delivering stimulation pulses, atrial sensing stage connected to an electrode for picking up potentials inside an atrium and adapted to sense... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090088815 - Proactive interactive limits override for implantable medical device user interface: This document discusses, among other things, an external device that includes a communication circuit, a programming interface including a display, and a processor. The processor includes a parameter analyzer to apply a rule to a combination of operating parameter values of the IMD to determine operating parameter interaction. The display... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090088817 - Gastric electrical stimulation with lockout interval anti-desensitization feature: The disclosure is directed to gastric stimulation programmers, stimulators and methods for controlling delivery of gastric stimulation therapy to maintain the efficacy of the therapy over time. Maintaining the efficacy of gastric stimulation therapy may be possible by implementing one or more anti-desensitization features in a gastric stimulation controller or... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090088819 - Gastric electrical stimulation with multi-site stimulation anti-desensitization feature: The disclosure is directed to gastric stimulation programmers, stimulators and methods for controlling delivery of gastric stimulation therapy to maintain the efficacy of the therapy over time. Maintaining the efficacy of gastric stimulation therapy may be possible by implementing one or more anti-desensitization features in a gastric stimulation controller or... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090088818 - Gastric electrical stimulation with therapy window anti-desensitization feature: The disclosure is directed to gastric stimulation programmers, stimulators and methods for controlling delivery of gastric stimulation therapy to maintain the efficacy of the therapy over time. Maintaining the efficacy of gastric stimulation therapy may be possible by implementing one or more anti-desensitization features in a gastric stimulation controller or... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090088816 - Gastrointestinal methods and apparatus for use in treating disorders and controlling blood sugar: A method of glucose level control comprising providing at least one electrode adapted to apply an electric field to a pancreas; and applying an electric field to the pancreas using said at least one electrode such that blood glucose levels are significantly reduced and blood insulin levels are not significantly... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090088824 - Led based phototherapy device for photo-rejuvenation of cells: An improvement in a light therapy device including multiple light-emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned in a handheld portable device is disclosed. Where the housing and the LEDs are configured to have direct contact with the skin or tissue of the user without any intermediary materials, and light the surface and underlying... Agent: Buhler Associates Buhler, Kirk A.
20090088825 - Cooling or heating sheet: A cooling or warming sheet includes a first fibrous layer; a first air-impermeable sheet layer; an aqueous gel layer; and a second air-impermeable sheet layer, wherein the first fibrous layer, the first air-impermeable sheet layer, the aqueous layer, and the second air-impermeable sheet layer are stacked in the order mentioned,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090088826 - Anchoring apparatus and methods for use: An apparatus for securing an implantable lead within tissue of a patient includes a base adapted to be secured to a patient's skull adjacent a craniotomy. The base has an upper surface and a lower surface with a central passage therebetween. The central passage is adapted to receive the implantable... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090088827 - Lead assembly providing sensing or stimulation of spaced-apart myocardial contact areas: Lead assemblies and methods for sensing or stimulating a first myocardial contact area and a second myocardial contact area when implanted are discussed. A lead assembly includes a lead body having at least one preformed biased portion at an intermediate portion thereof and an unbiased portion disposed between the biased... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.Previous industry: Surgery
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