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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090192555 - Fixation of implantable pulse generators: Systems and techniques for improving the fixation of implantable pulse generators. In one aspect, a device includes an implantable pulse generator that comprises electrical circuitry configured to generate an electrical pulse and a biocompatible casing that houses the electrical circuitry and on which a collection of electrodes and a collection... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090192558 - Methods and systems of treating pancreatitis pain: Methods and systems of treating a patient with pancreatitis pain include providing a stimulator, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to treat pancreatitis pain, programming the stimulator with the one or more stimulation parameters, generating a stimulus configured to treat pancreatitis pain with the stimulator in accordance with the one... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090192557 - Methods and systems of treating pancreatitis pain caused by sphincter of oddi dysfunction: Methods and systems of treating a patient with pancreatitis pain include providing a stimulator, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to control sphincter of Oddi function, programming the stimulator with the one or more stimulation parameters, generating a stimulus configured to control sphincter of Oddi function with the stimulator in... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20090192556 - Sleep stage detection: Therapy delivery to a patient may be controlled based on a determined sleep stage of the patient. In examples, the sleep stage may be determined based on a frequency characteristic of a biosignal indicative of brain activity of the patient. A frequency characteristic may include, for example, a power level... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090192559 - Cordless internal defibrillator: A single-handle cordless internal defibrillator includes a pair of paddles, and a pair of electrodes that are respectively connected to a first-end portion of the pair of paddles. The pair of paddles has a second-end portion in communication with a single-handle, with a least one paddle of the pair of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090192560 - Configurable intermittent pacing therapy: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising at least one implantable cardiac depolarization sensing circuit, an electrical stimulation circuit, and a pacing mode controller. The implantable cardiac depolarization sensing circuit is configured to obtain a sensed depolarization signal from a ventricle and the electrical stimulation circuit is configured... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090192561 - On-again, off-again physiologic-demand heart pacing: A method of intentional on-again, off-again physiologic-demand heart pacing associated with at least one of (a) an implantable, and (b) an external, controllable/adjustable heart-pacing device having on and off states. The method involves gathering categories of a person's physiologic data, including ECG and heart-sound data, which are (a) relevant to... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.
20090192562 - Cardiac resynchronization via left ventricular pacing: The invention is directed to techniques for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy by synchronizing delivery of pacing pulses to the left ventricle with intrinsic right ventricular depolarizations. An implantable medical device measures an interval between an atrial depolarization and an intrinsic ventricular depolarization is measured. In various embodiments, the intrinsic ventricular... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090192563 - Method and apparatus for adjusting cardiac event detection threshold based on dynamic noise estimation: An implantable cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device includes a sensing and detection circuit that senses at least one cardiac signal and detects cardiac electrical events from the sensed cardiac signal using a detection threshold that is adjusted based on a dynamic noise estimation. The sensed cardiac signal is filtered to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090192564 - Changeable electrode polarity stimulation by an implantable medical device: We disclose a method of treating a medical condition in a patient using an implantable medical device including coupling at least a first electrode and a second electrode to a cranial nerve of the patient, providing a programmable electrical signal generator coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode,... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20090192565 - Stimulation of the stomach in response to sensed parameters to treat obesity: A neurostimulation kit and a method of treating a patient are provided. The kit comprises a stimulation backing that includes a flat, electrically insulative, body having a pair of opposing first and second planar surfaces, and an electrode affixed to the first surface of the insulative body. The stimulation backing... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20090192566 - Device for and method of generating a baroreflex response: This patent relates to a device for and method of stimulating the carotid sinus baroreceptors to achieve a restoration or resetting of baroreflex response and natural blood pressure modulation. The stimulation may consist of low amplitude, wide bandwidth signals that produce a stochastic resonance effect. The ultimate affect is blood... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090192569 - Cortical electrode array and method for stimulating and recording brain activity: An electrode device and a method of installing the electrode device in the vicinity of the brain. The electrode device includes a plurality of electrode assemblies, each with at least one electrode lead, extending from a common base. The base is configured to be positioned on an outside of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090192567 - Method, apparatus and system for bipolar charge utilization during stimulation by an implantable medical device: We disclose a method, apparatus, and system of treating a medical condition in a patient using an implantable medical device. A first electrode is coupled to a first portion of a cranial nerve of the patient. A second electrode is coupled to a second portion of the cranial nerve of... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20090192568 - Methods and systems for treating seizures caused by brain stimulation: Methods for treating seizures caused by brain stimulation include providing a stimulator, programming the stimulator with one or more stimulation parameters configured to treat a medical condition, applying at least one stimulus with the stimulator to a stimulation site within the brain of a patient in accordance with the one... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090192570 - Methods and systems of treating ischemia pain in visceral organs: Methods and systems of treating a patient with ischemia pain include providing a stimulator, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to treat ischemia pain in a visceral organ, programming the stimulator with the one or more stimulation parameters, generating a stimulus configured to treat ischemia pain with the stimulator in... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090192571 - Device with a base body: On a device 10 with a base body 32 at least one electrode 17 is arranged which serves to exchange electrical or chemical signals with surrounding tissue 34, the electrode 17 being covered by a protective layer 33 which is of such a nature that, after contact with the tissue... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090192572 - Bidirectional communications between a generator and sensors or actuators of a lead for an active implantable medical device: An active implantable medical device including bidirectional communications between a generator and sensors or actuators located at the distal extremity of a lead. A lead (14) is connected at its proximal end to a generator (10) and has at the distal end electrodes (38, 42) able to come in contact... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20090192574 - Antenna for an implantable medical device: An apparatus and method for enabling far-field radio-frequency communications with an implantable medical device in which an antenna is embedded within a dielectric compartment of the device. A helical antenna may be employed to save space while still permitting far-field telemetry over a desired range of frequencies.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090192573 - Coupling element: An element (1) for mechanical and electrical coupling of a passive and/or active electrical unit (2) to an electrical circuit unit (3). The element (1) comprises at least one electrical contact element (10, 11) for electrical contacting of the passive and/or active electrical unit (2) with electrical circuit unit (3),... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090192575 - Thermal management of implantable medical devices: Systems and techniques for thermal management of implantable medical devices. In one aspect an implantable device includes an active component configured to perform medical activities, a charging component configured to convert energy from outside a body in which the implantable device is implanted into potential energy, and a thermal barrier... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090192578 - Header over-molded on a feedthrough assembly for an implantable device: A header assembly for connecting a conductor terminating at a body organ with an implantable medical device is described. The header assembly comprises a base plate, a feedthrough subassembly disposed in the base plate and comprising a ceramic-to-metal seal with first and second feedthrough wires passing through the ceramic-to-metal seal;... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20090192576 - Medical electrical lead: A medical device lead is presented. One embodiment of the claimed invention includes a lead body, a conductor, and a flexible component. The lead body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The conductor is coupled to the lead body. A sleeve is coupled to the distal end of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090192577 - Medical electrical lead with coated conductor: A medical electrical lead includes a conductor having at least one layer of a parylene coating formed from a polyxylylene based polymer. The conductor can be a cable or a coiled conductor including one or more individual conductive filaments. The parylene coating may be provided over the individual conductive filaments... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20090192579 - Implantation methods, systems and tools for intravascular implantable devices: Methods, systems and tools for implanting long-term active therapeutic medical devices referred to as intravascular implantable devices (IID) within a patient's vasculature are disclosed. In one embodiment, the implantation techniques and instruments of the present invention are adapted for implanting an IID having only a single anchoring arrangement positioned proximate... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090192581 - Active fixation medical lead: An implantable medical device that includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, a helical fixation member extending from the distal end of the elongated body, the helical fixation member including a distal tip for affixing the distal end of the elongated body at an implant... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090192580 - Medical electrical lead with biocompatible lead body coating: An intravascular medical electrical lead includes a conformal coating including at least one layer formed from a poly-p-xylylene polymer. The coating is lubricious and provides an effective barrier against moisture and gases preventing degradation of the lead body material preventing corrosion of the conductor.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20090192582 - Sensor guided epicardial lead: Implantable cardiac monitoring and stimulation methods and devices with epicardial leads having sensor feedback. A fixed or extendable/retractable sensor may be displaceable within the lead's lumen and configured to sense the presence of an anatomical feature or physiological parameter of cardiac tissue in proximity with the lead body's distal end.... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090187221 - Paddle lead configurations for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A paddle lead includes a paddle body with a plurality of electrodes disposed on the paddle body. The plurality of electrodes includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed laterally around the circumference of the paddle body. At least one connecting... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090187222 - Steerable stylet handle assembly: An exemplary steerable stylet handle assembly includes a housing having first and second side walls defining a channel therebetween, a button in communication with the first and second side walls and configured to move distally and proximally within the channel, and a stylet subassembly having an inner stylet wire located... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090187223 - Peltier unidirectional and selective nerve stimulation: Apparatus is provided including an assembly (22) and a control unit (36). The assembly (22) includes a housing (34) configured to be applied to a nerve (20) of a subject, and at least one cathode (30) and at least one Peltier cooler (32), which are fixed to the housing (34).... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.
20090187225 - Pcb blade connector system and method: The connector between the patient electrode pads and the base unit of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) system can be formed by capturing a printed circuit board (PCB) within a connector housing. The PCB can have conductive metal traces that serve as the contact points between the wires from the... Agent: Steven P. Wigmore, Eqs. King & Spalding LLP
20090187224 - Switching circuit: An H-bridge switching circuit for an automated external defibrillator comprises an SCR (D8) in one of the high legs of the circuit and a control means (D1-D7) associated with the SCR which is operative to switch the SCR on automatically in response to a voltage change across the SCR corresponding... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090187226 - Ventricular pacing: A method and apparatus are disclosed for treating a condition of a patient's heart includes placing a first electrode and/or a second electrode in a right ventricle of the heart. In one example, a reference electrode is placed within the patient and internal or external to the heart. A pacing... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090187227 - Data manipulation following delivery of a cardiac stimulus in an implantable cardiac stimulus device: Methods of cardiac rhythm analysis in an implantable cardiac stimulus device, and devices configured for such methods. In an illustrative embodiment, certain data relating to cardiac event rate or amplitude is modified following delivery of a cardiac stimulus. In another embodiment, cardiac rhythm analysis is performed using one of plural... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20090187228 - Autocapture pacing/sensing configuration: A cardiac electrical stimulation system that enhances the ability of the system to automatically detect whether an electrical stimulus results in heart capture or contraction. The cardiac electrical stimulation system may be utilized, for example, as a cardiac pacer or as a cardioverter defibrillator. The cardiac electrical stimulation system includes... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090187229 - Capacitor-integrated feedthrough assembly with improved grounding for an implantable medical device: A feedthrough assembly for use with implantable medical devices having a shield structure, the feedthrough assembly engaging with the remainder of the associated implantable medical device to form a seal with the medical device to inhibit unwanted gas, liquid, or solid exchange into or from the device. One or more... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20090187230 - Method and apparatus for programming of autonomic neuromodulation for the treatment of obesity: The present invention teaches methods and apparatus for user control and operation of physiological modulation, including neural and gastrointestinal modulation, for the purposes of treating several disorders, including obesity. This includes programming of neuromodulatory signal for the modulation of autonomic neural and neuromuscular modulators, used to modulate tissues, including the... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090187231 - Electrical treatment of bronchial constriction: Devices, systems and methods for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease wherein the treatment includes stimulating selected nerve fibers responsible for smooth muscle dilation at a selected region within a patient's neck, thereby reducing the magnitude of constriction of bronchial smooth muscle.... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090187232 - Systems and methods for therapeutic treatments: The present invention relates to systems and methods to diagnose and then provide therapy and/or treating humans to relieve or reduce the symptoms of various disease and/or conditions, and in certain embodiments reduce the factors causing the symptoms and/or diseases. The present invention also relates to systems and methods for... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20090187233 - Connector for implantable hearing aid: The present invention is directed to implantable hearing aid systems and provides for selective interconnection between two or more implantable components of a system. The inventive apparatus comprises a first connector interconnected to a distal end of a first signal cable that is connected to a first implantable component and... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090187234 - Colored and white light generating lighting device: A lighting device for generating colored and white light. According to the invention the lighting device comprises at least one light source (1, 4) emitting blue or ultraviolet light and a color conversion unit (2, 5) for converting said blue or ultraviolet light into visible light comprising at least two... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090187235 - Device for physiotherapeutic treatment of diseases of various etiology: The present invention is aimed at improving efficiency of therapeutic action. The above technical effect is achieved in a device for physiotherapeutic treatment of diseases of various etiology comprising a control unit 1 connected to a color action unit 30, an intracavitary action unit 28 embodied in the form of... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090187236 - Medical electrical electrodes with conductive polymer: A medical electrical electrode includes an elongated conductive coil located over a lead body, and a conductive polymer material in contact with the lead body and located between individual coils of the elongated conductive coil. In certain embodiments, the conductive polymer is a polymer (e.g., silicone) implanted with a conductive... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090187237 - Inner hair cell stimulation model for use by a cochlear implant system: The stimulation provided in the electrically stimulated cochlea is modulated in accordance with the amplitude of a received acoustic signal and the onset of a sound in a received acoustic signal to provide increased sound perception. An onset time that corresponds to the onset of a sound is detected in... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090182387 - Energy-enhanced health-promoting glove structure: An energy-enhanced health-promoting glove structure is disclosed, wherein a glove body is provided with an energy-generating material that is distributed on at least one surface of the glove body at different densities and over different extents in accordance with a distribution density of acupuncture points on a human hand and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090182388 - Implantable medical device with wireless communications: An implantable medical device for use in a patient management system is described, including a sensor capable of measuring a body characteristic and generating a data signal describing the measurement, and a processor configured to analyze the data signal and identify one or more significant events that warrant attention for... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20090182389 - Mri detector for implantable medical device: An implantable medical device with an inductive switching regulator having an inductor with a ferromagnetic core is described. The device incorporates a core saturation detector for detecting saturation in the inductor core indicating the presence of a magnetic field such as produced by an MRI scan. The device is configured... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090182390 - Delivery of crt therapy during at/af termination: In some embodiments, a method for operating a cardiac rhythm management device may include one or more of the following steps: (a) sensing atrial depolarizations through an implanted atrial electrode, (b) administering a sequential CRT pacing therapy in a sequential CRT pacing mode to a left and right ventricle of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090182391 - Apparatus and methods for applying neural stimulation to a patient: Systems and methods for neural stimulation may include a stimulus unit; a first electrode assembly having a first set of contacts; and a second set of contacts. The stimulus unit can be an implantable pulse generator including a first terminal that can be biased at a first signal polarity and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090182392 - Thermoelectric power supply: A thermoelectric power source for generating power for use by at least one load device is disclosed. The thermoelectric power source comprises: an implantable thermoelectric unit comprising at least one thermoelectric device configured to be electrically coupled to said at least one load device; and at least one impedance matching... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090182393 - Systems and methods for therapeutic electrical stimulation: A patch for a therapeutic electrical stimulation device includes a shoe connected to the first side of the patch, the shoe including a body extending in a longitudinal direction from a first end to a second end, and having first and second surfaces, the first end of the shoe defining... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090182394 - Systems and methods for therapeutic electrical stimulation: In various embodiments, the invention disclosed herein provides systems, devices and methods for providing electrical stimulation to a patient. An electrical mechanical interconnection is provided to facilitate user friendly systems and devices. Exemplary therapeutic electrical stimulation devices include a shoe connected mechanically and electrically to a conductor that provides signals... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090182395 - Method and apparatus for providing safe long-range telemetry with implantable medical devices: An implantable medical device (IMD) communication system and associated method for controlling the telemetry link status between an IMD and associated programmer during a telemetry session are provided. The system includes control circuitry for detecting conditions during predetermined time intervals for determining if a telemetry session is active or inactive.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090182397 - Fluorescent handpiece: A handpiece can treat biological tissue using electromagnetic radiation, which can be substantially fluorescent light. The handpiece includes a source of electromagnetic radiation and a nonlinear waveguide. The nonlinear waveguide is adjacent the source, receives electromagnetic radiation from the source, and delivers the electromagnetic radiation to the biological tissue. The... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090182396 - Medical electrode assembly for electrotherapy and phototherapy treatment: A method for combining the effective modalities of electrotherapy and phototherapy is provided. A medical electrode assembly is substantially transparent or translucent to visible, infrared and/or ultraviolet light so that light rays emitted by a phototherapy device can shine through and pass transversely across every layer of the medical electrode... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP
20090182398 - Thermal treatment apparatus: Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for ablating biological tissues, in which a cannula is configured to affect biological tissue and a heat transmitting end-effecter is coupled to the cannula. A source of electromagnetic energy is provided via an electro-magnetic energy emitter and a wall of the heat transmitting... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20090182399 - Auricular thermoregulation system for appetite suppression: Disclosed herein is a system to stimulate at least a part of the vestibular system of a patient to induce a sensation of anorexia to promote weight loss. The system can include a thermal element, a power source, a conduit, and a control unit configured to regulate the temperature of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090182400 - Methods and systems for reducing substance-induced renal damage: Methods for reducing kidney damage induced by radiographic contrast medium or another nephrotoxic drug or substance administered to or generated by a patient include reducing the temperature of the patient by positioning an endovascular heat exchange device in a blood vessel of the patient and adjusting the temperature of the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20090182401 - Methods and apparatus for implanting electronic implants within the body: Apparatus and methods for implanting electronic implants within the body are described herein. Such electronic implants can include, for example, elongated stimulating devices, sensors and/or electronic leads. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a first member and a second member operatively coupled to the first member. The first member has... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090182402 - Methods and apparatus for implanting electronic implants within the body: A method includes inserting a target probe along a first path within a body such that a portion of the target probe is disposed adjacent a target location within the body. The target location can be, for example, a portion of a nerve, a muscle or the like. An electronic... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090182403 - Methods and apparatus for implanting electronic implants within the body: An apparatus includes an implant delivery device configured to deliver an implant into a body. The implant delivery device includes a target member, an insertion member and an electronic circuit system. The target member has a distal end portion configured to be disposed within the body adjacent a target location.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090177242 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive induction of ventricular fibrillation: An apparatus and method for delivering an external shock pulse receive pacing pulses generated by a first device and a shock pulse generated by a second device. An output of the apparatus is coupled to patient electrodes and the apparatus controls delivery of the received pacing pulses to the output... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090177243 - Transcranial electrostimulation device: The device of transcranial electrostimulation contains the generator 1, current regulator 4, current stabilizer 3, intensifier 7, current gauge and electrodes 11, which are included to patient condition block 2, timer 5, memory block 6, patient identification block 8 and information image block, and generator, current regulator, current stabilizer 3,... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20090177244 - 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
20090177245 - Subchoroidal retinal prosthesis: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to utilization of one or more arrays that are placed under the choroid. In this approach, an array is placed under the choroid. To achieve this, a scleral incision can be made without cutting the underlying choroid or retina. The array can then... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090177247 - Determining stimulation signals for neural stimulation: A tissue-stimulating prosthesis receives an input signal and determines a set of stimulation signals for use in generating electrical stimulation that will cause the recipient to perceive the input signal. The prosthesis determines a set of stimulation signals based on the perceptual power of at least one of the frequency... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090177250 - Medical telemetry system and operating method therefor: A method in a telemetry system for establishing a connection between a base station and an implantable medical device includes the steps of: starting, in the base station, a first timer B-T2; determining, in the base station 4, channels that are free for communication among a number of available channels,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090177249 - Package deployment of data between a server and a medical device: Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090177248 - Synchronizing clocks on a medical device and server: Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090177251 - System and method for in situ trimming of oscillators in a pair of implantable medical devices: A system and method for in situ trimming of oscillators in a pair of implantable medical devices is provided. Each frequency over a range of oscillator trim frequencies for an initiating implantable medical device is selected and a plurality of commands are sent via an acoustic transducer in situ over... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20090177252 - Synchronization of vagus nerve stimulation with the cardiac cycle of a patient: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for treating a medical condition of a patient, involving detecting a physiological cycle or cycles of the patient and applying an electrical signal to a portion of the patient's vagus nerve through an electrode at a selected point in the physiological cycle(s). The... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles
20090177253 - Skin therapy system: A light therapy appliance comprises an electronic circuit including Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light at one or more different wavelengths. A hand held enclosure containing the electronic circuit includes a front lens that directs the multiple different colored lights to a top surface of skin. The light... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090177254 - System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable electrostatic and electromagnetic sterilizing excitation delivery system: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090177255 - Optical vestibular stimulator: An apparatus to stimulate the vestibular system of an individual. The apparatus comprises an optical stimulator configured to optically stimulate a nerve area affecting a person's balance, and a control module coupled to the optical stimulator, the control module being configured to control the optical stimulator.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090177256 - Skin therapy system: A light therapy appliance comprises an electronic circuit including Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light at one or more different wavelengths. A hand held enclosure containing the electronic circuit includes a front lens that directs the multiple different colored lights to a top surface of skin. The light... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090177257 - Method and apparatus for performing warming therapy utilizing matrix heating: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a warming platform, a heating source, a controller, and a plurality sensors. The heating source comprises a plurality of heating elements forming a matrix, wherein each heating element is operable to heat a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP (dmi)
20090177246 - Cochlear implant fitting system: A method comprises adjusting baseline auditory stimulation parameters of a cochlear implant on a living body and providing auditory electrical stimulation to a living body via electrodes of the cochlear implant in combination with adjusting the auditory stimulation parameters of the cochlear implant to the living body in real time,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090177258 - Brain cooling device and brain cooling system comprising the device: A brain cooling device is provided to cool the brain sufficiently to the subcortical tissue in a short time. The device includes a cuff (3) capable of storing therein a cooled fluid and placeable in the esophagus (H1) of the patient (H) when inserted orally or transnasally. A tube (2)... Agent: Casella & Hespos07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090171404 - Energy generating systems for implanted medical devices: Devices and systems for generating energy for powering implanted medical devices such as a pacemakers and defibrillators.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090171405 - Vagus nerve stimulation method: An implanted electrical signal generator delivers a novel exogenous electrical signal to a vagus nerve of a patient. The vagus nerve conducts action potentials originating in the heart and lungs to various structures of the brain, thereby eliciting a vagal evoked potential in those structures. The exogenous electrical signal simulates... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles
20090171406 - Electrically conducting scaffolds for cell-based pacing: The invention provides a biological electrode including a first biocompatible polymer, an electrically conducting biocompatible polymer and mammalian donor cells and an electrical stimulation system for delivering electrical stimulation into target tissue including target cells. The system includes a biological electrode including an electrically conductive polymeric matrix and mammalian donor... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090171407 - Method and apparatus for minimizing post-infarct ventricular remodeling: A cardiac rhythm management device for in which pre-excitation pacing is applied to one or more sites in proximity to an infarcted region of the ventricular myocardium. Such pacing servers to either prevent or minimize post-infarct remodeling.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090171408 - Intra cardiac device, system and methods: An intra cardiac device is disclosed. The device comprises means for transforming kinetic energy from heart tissue movement into electrical energy in use, from which electrical energy information in respect of heart function is obtainable. Furthermore, a system is disclosed, comprising one such intra cardiac device and at least one... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20090171409 - Implantable device with voltage delay test: An implantable medical device (IMD), such as a defibrillator, performs a capacitor reform or other temporary high current mode, such as to maintain efficacy of a battery or a high voltage defibrillation energy storage capacitor in spite of non-use. Before performing the capacitor reform or other high current mode, a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090171410 - Implantable pulse generator programming via electrodes: Apparatus is provided, including a control unit configured for implantation in a body of a subject. An electrode is coupled to the control unit. The control unit is configured to receive programming instructions via the electrode and to drive current into tissue of the subject via the electrode. Other embodiments... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090171411 - Method and system for treating acute heart failure by neuromodulation: Methods and systems of treating acute heart failure by applying a therapy signal at least one sympathetic cardiopulmonary fiber surrounding the pulmonary trunk that affects heart contractility more than heart rate. Methods and systems also include adjusting the signal to effectuate treatment.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090171412 - Handling improper device data in implantable devices: A system and method for handling data received from an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided. The method includes communicating a device parameter value of an IMD device parameter from the IMD to an external device and determining, at the external device, that the communicated device parameter value is at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090171413 - Implantable device, system including same, and method utilizing same: An implantable device. The implantable device includes a computing device, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pH sensor connected to the computing device, and a communication system connected to the computing device.... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090171414 - Interrogation of stored data in implantable devices: A system and method is provided for receiving user input to perform an initial interrogation of an implantable medical device (IMD) using an external device. The initial interrogation commences a communication session between the IMD and the external device. During the initial interrogation, first data is transferred from the IMD... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090171415 - Coated medical leads and method for preparation thereof: An implantable medical device can be made more durable and long-lasting by providing a silane coating on at least a portion of a metal or metal alloy outer surface of an electrically conductive device, upon which silane coating is placed an insulating layer.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090171416 - Methods and apparatus for effectuating a lasting change in a neural-function of a patient: Methods and apparatus for treating an impaired neural function in a brain of a patient. In one embodiment, a method for treating a neural function in a brain of a patient includes determining a therapy period during which a plurality of therapy sessions are to be performed to recover functional... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090171417 - System and methods for emg-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation: A system and methods for EMG-triggered NMES include a display of a target reference signal indicator and an EMG signal indicator. The target reference signal may be automatically adjusted in a continuous manner over time until the detected EMG signal reaches the target reference signal. Once the EMG signal reaches... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20090171418 - Apparatus for non-invasive stimulation of an animal: An apparatus for performing non-invasive stimulation of an animal's body, the apparatus comprising: a connector body having a conductor and a pair of stimulators electrically coupled to said conductor, the pair of stimulators being disposed on the connector body to allow the cutaneous surface of the animals body to be... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090171419 - Capacitor reformation method and device configured to perform the capacitor reformation method: A method for reforming one or more capacitors in an implantable medical device includes the steps of determining a capacitor reformation time period using empirical capacitor charging data, configuring the programming module with capacitor reformation instructions that include the capacitor reformation voltage and time period, and in response to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090171420 - Housing for an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device having a concave ceramic housing component; a concave metal housing component attached to the ceramic housing component to form a hermetically sealed enclosure; and an electronic trans-housing magnetic flux component disposed within the enclosure. Another aspect of the invention provides an implantable medical device having a... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn
20090171421 - Mri-safe high impedance lead systems: Some embodiments are directed to MRI/RF compatible medical interventional devices. A plurality of spaced apart high impedance circuit segments are configured to have a high impedance at a high range of radiofrequencies and a low impedance at a low range of frequencies The high impedance circuit segments may comprise co-wound... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090171423 - Head orthosis: This invention relates to a head orthosis that fits about the head and radiates far-infrared radiation for activating the physiological conditions of the head. The head orthosis according to the invention comprises a radiator formed of a material containing a pulverized far-infrared radiating substance in a strip shape so as... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090171422 - Radiation treatment device: Embodiments include an apparatus, a medical device, a method and a system. The medical device includes an ellipsoidally-shaped reflector having a first focus and a second focus. The ellipsoidally-shaped reflector also provides a translational coupling of electromagnetic energy from the first focus to the second focus. The medical device also... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090171424 - Rf device for heating biological tissue using a vibrating applicator: Apparatus and methods for treating biological tissue 200 with RF power delivered from an applicator 240, at least a portion of which mechanically vibrates, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the presently disclosed apparatus includes a vibration generation device 190 operative to cause the at least a portion of the applicator... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090171425 - Implantable medical lead and method for the manufacture thereof: A medically implantable lead configured for insertion into a human or animal body to be attached in the body with its distal end to tissue inside the body, as a rotatable helix at a distal end thereof that can be screwed into the tissue. The helix serves as an attachment... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent DepartmentPrevious industry: Surgery
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