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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application September class, title,number 09/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090240294 - Method for controlling flow of eggs in a uterine tube: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of eggs in a uterine tube formed by a uterine tube wall of a patient. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the uterine tube wall) at least one portion of the uterine tube wall... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090240295 - Cpr analysis system and method: Disclosed is a method and computer program product for analyzing treatment of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. The method includes attaching the victim to an automatic external defibrillator, capturing treatment information about the CPR event, alerting a rescuer of treatment steps, and displaying a chest compression interface based on the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090240297 - Method and apparatus for remote-operated automated external defibrillator incorporated into a hand-held device: The apparatus according to the current invention, referred herein as “Rescue Cell” is an AED integrated into a handheld device such as mobile phone; pocket PCs, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), etc. Rescue Cell device according to embodiments of the present invention is portable; it is integrated into a device that... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090240296 - System and method for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead: An implantable medical device (IMD) can include a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Various portions of the IMD, such as a case or device body, the lead body, or the lead tip, can be provided to reduce or dissipate a heat production due to a current induced... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090240298 - Switch polarity pacing to improve cardiac resynchronization therapy: The invention is directed to a heart stimulator for left-ventricular pacing comprising a left ventricular stimulation pulse generator connected or connectable to a single electrode lead for left ventricular stimulation having one or more electrodes for delivery of stimulation pulses to left ventricular myocardial heart tissue, said stimulation pulse generator... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090240299 - Device and method for reflex cardiac pacing: Solid state piezoelectric or Lorentzian components are utilized to generate electrical energy in an implanted device. The energy generated from tissue displacement is stored and made available for use as a cardiac pacing charge to be delivered by the device when a triggering condition, such as an arrhythmia is detected.... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090240300 - Device, method and computer-readable storage medium for svt and vt classification: A device for classifying of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) from ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) comprising means for providing a template signal and a test signal originated from an electrogram, the template signal and the test signal comprising samples, means for transforming at least the test signal resulting in a representation of the... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090240301 - Multi channel approach to capture verfication: Methods and systems involve classifying the cardiac response to pacing using a multi-channel approach. Multiple cardiac response signals are sensed via multiple sense channels. Each sense channel comprises a distinct combination of electrodes and sensing circuitry. The cardiac response to the pacing pulse is classified based on the morphology of... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090240302 - Implantable pulse generator having current steering means: An implantable pulse generator includes a current steering capability that allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a group of electrodes within an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including the amplitude, width and pulse repetition rate of such... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20090240303 - Method for delivery of electrical stimulation: The disclosure describes an implantable neurostimulator device for delivery of neurostimulation to treat head, neck, or facial pain or tension, including pain or tension caused by occipital neuralgia. The device may be a neurostimulation device having a miniaturized housing with a low profile that permits subcutaneous implantation at a stimulation... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090240305 - Apparatus controlling electrical stimulation and/or health training/monitoring: An apparatus, method, and medium for generating electrical stimulation, including an electromyogram detector detecting an electromyographic signal of a body, a fatigue index calculator calculating a fatigue index indicating a degree of muscle fatigue by converting the electromyographic signal detected by the electromyogram detector during a predetermined time unit into... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090240304 - Method and apparatus to stimulate cell initiated nitric oxide (no) activation, interstitial protein clearance, and angiogenesis: Methods and apparatus to restore central and peripheral disorders/dysfunction caused by edema, ischemia, and nitric oxide (NO) deficiency and to improve or facilitate muscle performance (e.g. endurance and recovery) by utilizing a device which stimulates cell initiated NO activation, promotes interstitial protein clearance, and induces angiogenesis. By use of these... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090240306 - Pancreatic stimulator for type ii diabetes: The present invention relates to methods of preventing, managing and/or treating blood sugar disorders, particularly those related to diabetes, by stimulating pancreas externally and non-invasively. Therapeutically repairing and regenerating beta cells of islets of langerhans enhance their ability to produce insulin to treat high blood sugar. The transformation of insensitive... Agent: Harish K. Kapoor
20090240307 - Recipient-controlled fitting of a hearing prosthesis: A method for fitting to a recipient a cochlear prosthesis having a sound processor that processes received sound in accordance with a MAP, the method comprises providing, by the hearing prosthesis, combinations of voice prompts and test stimuli for testing values of an element of the MAP; receiving from the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090240308 - Cardiac stimulation control and communication system: Cardiac stimulation control and communication system, including a pacemaker having a processor for processing input signals to and/or from one or more electrodes located in a heart. A signal processing network for receiving input signals and for providing a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), a filtered signal, spread spectrum signal... Agent: Kamilo Feher
20090240309 - Folded antenna for implanted medical device: A folded monopole RF telemetry antenna is contained within a dielectric portion of an implantable medical device housing, which dielectric portion can be a biocompatible epoxy. The monopole antenna is formed from a wire or strip of conductive material which may be conformed inside the outer boundary of the epoxy... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p
20090240310 - Therapy device and system and method for reducing harmful exposure to electromagnetic radiation: The invention is directed to a therapy device, including a body, an energy source disposed on the body for emitting a desired wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and a proximity sensor for sensing proximity of the device to a desired surface. Also disclosed are a material dispensing system disposed on the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090240311 - Computer controlled light therapy apparatus: The present invention relates generally to light therapy apparatuses and methods, and in particular to a light therapy apparatus comprising a computer and a light emitting assembly holding a plurality of light emitting diodes for emission of light and having a computer interface, such as a USB interface, for connection... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20090240312 - Patient temperature control system with variable gradient warming/cooling: A patient temperature control system (10) uses variable temperature gradient warming/cooling in combination with a warming/cooling device (16), such as a blanket, to increase efficiency in driving a patient's temperature to a desired setpoint, with reduced occurrence of and magnitude of overshoot conditions. In operation, the controller (26) of the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090240313 - Electrode for a neuromuscular stimulator: An electrode for neuromuscular stimulator comprising a conductive layer, for example of metal, on a resistive layer, the lower face of the resistive layer being intended to contact the skin of a user, characterized in that the specific impedance Zr of the resistive layer is at least equal to half... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090240314 - Implantable electrode lead system with a three dimensional arrangement and method of making the same: One embodiment of the invention includes an implantable electrode lead system that includes a series of shims stacked upon each other, a series of first components, and a series of second components connected to the series of first components through a series of connectors. One of the first components extends... Agent: Schox PLC
20090240315 - Insulating member for a medical electrical lead and method for assembly: A medical electrical lead that includes a lead body having a lead body lumen, an electrode head assembly fixedly engaged with the lead body and having an electrode head assembly lumen communicating with the lead body lumen, and a conductor extending within the lead body lumen and the electrode head... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090234400 - Apparatus and method for treating ventricular tachyarrhythmias: A system and method for selectively treating a ventricular tachycardia based on sensed atrial and ventricular intervals from the patient's heart. A detection window of the ten most recent atrial and ventricular intervals are analyzed for the occurrence of either tachycardia or fibrillation. When a majority of the sensed intervals... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234401 - Deactivation of intermittent pacing therapy: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising an implantable cardiac depolarization sensing circuit, an electrical stimulation circuit, and a pacing mode controller. The pacing mode controller is configured to deliver pacing therapy according to a first pacing mode that is a normal operating mode, and to deliver pacing... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234403 - Defibrillator with a normalized electrode interface and defibrillating electrode: A defibrillator includes a defibrillator mainframe and a defibrillating electrode. The defibrillator mainframe includes a main control unit and a master device electrically connected to the main control unit. The defibrillating electrode comprises a slave device supporting a bus protocol, the master device and slave device being interconnected through a... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20090234402 - System and method for cardiac lead shielding: An implantable medical device (IMD) can include a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Various portions of the IMD, such as a device body, a lead body, or a lead tip, can be provided to reduce or dissipate a current and heat induced by various external environmental factors. According... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234404 - Methods and devices for modulation of heart valve function: Methods and devices for modulating heart valve function are provided. In the subject methods, a heart valve is first in structurally modified. Blood flow through the structurally modified heart valve is then monitored, and the heart is paced in response to the monitored blood flow. Also provided are devices, systems... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20090234405 - System and method for cardiac lead switching: An implantable medical device (IMD) can include an implantable pulse generator (IPG), such as a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Various portions of the IMD, such as a device body, a lead body, or a lead tip, can be provided to reduce or dissipate a current and heat... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234406 - Systems, devices and methods for modulating autonomic tone: Various system embodiments comprise means for intermittently delivering a sympathetic stimulus, including means for delivering a sequence of stress-inducing pacing pulses adapted to increase sympathetic tone during the stress-inducing pacing. The stress-inducing pacing results in a parasympathetic reflex after the sequence of stress-inducing pacing. The embodiment further includes means for... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234407 - Multi-site atrial electrostimulation: An apparatus and method can receive wireless energy using a wireless electrostimulation electrode assembly. In certain examples, at least some of the received wireless energy can be delivered as an electrostimulation to a heart. In certain examples, the wireless electrostimulation electrode can be mechanically supported at least partially using a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234408 - System to treat av-conducted ventricular tachyarrhythmia: Various aspects of the present subject matter provide devices and methods to treat AV-conducted ventricular tachyarrhythmia (AVCVT). According to various embodiments of the method, an AVCVT is sensed, an IVC-LA fat pad is stimulated when the AVCVT is sensed to block AV conduction, and bradycardia support pacing is provided while... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234409 - Autonomic balance monitoring to control intermittent therapy: Various system embodiments comprise a myocardial stimulator, at least one sensor adapted for use in detecting heart rate to determine heart rate turbulence (HRT), and a controller connected to the myocardial stimulator and the at least one sensor. The myocardial stimulator is adapted to deliver pacing pulses through at least... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234410 - Heart failure decompensation prediction based on cardiac rhythm: Systems and methods of detecting an impending cardiac decompensation of a patient measure an electrocardiogram signal of the patient. An incidence of cardiac arrhythmias is determined from the electrocardiogram signal. A risk of impending decompensation is determined in response to the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias. In many embodiments, the impending... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090234413 - Apparatus and methods of adjusting atrioventricular pacing delay intervals in a rate adaptive pacemaker: Provided herewith are methods and apparatus for optimizing an atrioventricular (AV) pacing delay interval. One manner described involves dynamically programming an AV interval in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device having a rate-adaptive AV (RAAV) feature in such a way that not less than a minimum AV interval is maintained. That... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234411 - Apparatus and methods of optimizing atrioventricular pacing delay intervals: Provided herewith are methods and apparatus for optimizing an atrioventricular (AV) pacing delay interval based upon ECG-based optimization is calculated as a linear function of P-wave duration, sensed PR (intrinsic) interval, sensed or paced QRS duration and heart rate. Since the relationship among these parameters is linear, once the coefficients... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234414 - Apparatus and methods of optimizing atrioventricular pacing delay intervals: Provided herewith are methods and apparatus for optimizing an atrioventricular (AV) pacing delay interval. One manner described involves programming an AV interval in such a way that the time interval between the end of the P-wave (PWend) and the beginning of the QRS complex (QRSbeg) or ventricular pace stimulus (Vp)... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234416 - Intermittent pacing therapy delivery statistics: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising an implantable cardiac depolarization sensing circuit, an electrical stimulation circuit, and a pacing mode controller. The pacing mode controller is configured to deliver pacing therapy according to a first pacing mode that is a normal operating mode, and to deliver pacing... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090234415 - Method and apparatus for determining a parameter associated with delivery of therapy in a medical device: A medical device and method for determining a parameter for delivery of a predetermined pacing therapy that includes a plurality of electrodes to deliver a pacing therapy, including the predetermined pacing therapy, and a control unit to control the timing of the delivery of the pacing therapy, including the predetermined... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234412 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring p-wave duration and end and qrs duration with an implantable medical device: Novel methods and apparatus for dynamically monitoring paced and sensed P-wave duration, P-wave end and/or QRS duration and/or S-T segment duration, or length, in a patient having an implantable medical device (IMD) provides diagnostic and clinical benefit allowing for predictions about future arrhythmia, advanced notification, alert and intervention as well... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090234417 - Methods and apparatus for the treatment of metabolic disorders: Systems and methods are disclosed for treatment of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity by stimulation of the small intestine to modulate hormone production. Methods include applying an appropriate signal to a region of the small intestine to modulate hormone production. The method may involve applying a... Agent: Electrocore Inc.
20090234418 - Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, preferably a baroreceptor located in the carotid sinus. A control system may be used to... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090234419 - Selective neurostimulation for treating epilepsy: A method and device for treating epilepsy are disclosed which provide for electrical, chemical or magnetic stimulation of certain areas of the brain to modulate neuronal activity of areas associated with symptoms of epilepsy. Deep brain stimulation is combined with vagus nerve stimulation to enhance symptomatic relief of the disorder.... Agent: Cyberonics, Inc.
20090234420 - Implantable neurostimulator device: The disclosure describes an implantable neurostimulator device for delivery of neurostimulation to treat head, neck, or facial pain or tension, including pain or tension caused by occipital neuralgia. The device may be a neurostimulation device having a miniaturized housing with a low profile that permits subcutaneous implantation at a stimulation... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090234421 - Monitoring electrode for monitoring dorsal cochlear nucleus action potentials and monitoring device for monitoring dorsal cochlear nucleus action potentials: A novel monitoring electrode for monitoring dorsal cochlear nucleus action potentials is provided, which has a superior performance in accuracy, adherent property, comprehensiveness, recording sensitivity, and recording specificity. The monitoring electrode is easily inserted through a foramen of Luschka, stably held on a region of the dorsal cochlear nucleus, and... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090234422 - Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090234423 - Multiple therapy system and method: A system that provides multiple therapies to a given area of the body of an animal, the system includes a pad for use against the area of the body. The system includes at least one light source, at least one electrical impulse source, and a control module for controlling the... Agent: Ramon L. Pizarro
20090234424 - Light therapy system: An apparatus for treating musculoskeletal disorders comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes and a control circuit. The control circuit causes the light emitting diodes to pulse at predetermined frequencies of from 0 (continuous) to 125 Hz. The light emitting diodes themselves emit light radiation in a frequency range of... Agent: John D. Titus The Cavanagh Law Firm
20090234426 - Implantable electrode and method of making the same: The implantable electrode system of the preferred embodiments include a conductor, an interconnect coupled to the conductor, an insulator that insulates the interconnect, and an anchor that is connected to both the conductor and the insulating element, wherein the anchor is mechanically interlocked with at least one of the conductor... Agent: Schox PLC
20090234425 - Method for producing implant structures for contacting or electrostimulation of living tissue cells or nerves: The object, to create a method for producing multilayers or multilayer systems wherein the structures generated on a substrate can easily be jointly detached from the substrate and are preserved in a composite, is achieved by the present invention by means of a method for producing implant structures comprising generating... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090234427 - Systems, apparatuses, and methods for differentiating between multiple leads implanted within a patient: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for differentiating between multiple leads that are implanted within a patient include a stimulator configured to be implanted at an implant site within the patient and generate electrical stimulation current, a plurality of leads each comprising one or more electrodes configured to deliver the electrical stimulation... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090228057 - Accurate cardiac event detection in an implantable cardiac stimulus device: Methods, systems, and devices for signal analysis in an implanted cardiac monitoring and treatment device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. In some illustrative examples, detected events are analyzed to identify changes in detected event amplitudes. When detected event amplitudes are dissimilar from one another, a first set of detection... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20090228058 - Implantable medical device with voice responding and recording capacity: An implantable medical device such as a cardiac pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator with the capability of receiving communications in the form of speech spoken by the patient. An acoustic transducer is incorporated within the device which along with associated filtering circuitry enables the voice communication to be used to affect... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228059 - Method and device for lymphatic system monitoring: A device and method are disclosed for physiological monitoring of the lymphatic system. An implantable device is configured with a lymphatic sensor disposed in a lymphatic vessel for sensing pressure, flow, and/or the concentration of particular markers within the vessel. The device may be further configured to deliver appropriate therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228060 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing neural stimulation to cardiac cycles: A neural stimulator senses a reference signal indicative of cardiac cycles each including a predetermined type timing reference event using a sensor external to the heart and blood vessels. The delivery of the neural stimulation pulses are synchronized to that timing reference event. Examples of the timing reference event include... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228061 - Apparatus and method to assess the risk of r-on-t event: A medical device and a method is suggested for assessing the risk of R on T events. The device comprises a memory, input means for acquiring or receiving an electrogram signal and processing means. The processing means are adapted to detect R-wave and T-waves represented by said electrogram, establish a... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090228062 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device (IMD) that can be wirelessly connected to user interface by which a patient can enter values of selected control parameters for controlling the IMD whereas other control parameters are not accessible via said user interface and can only be modified by a physician or other authorized... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.
20090228063 - System and method of communicating with an implantable antenna: Various methods and devices are provided for aligning an internal antenna with an external device. In one embodiment, an implantable restriction system is provided and includes an implantable restriction device configured to form a restriction in a pathway, and an implantable housing associated with the implantable restriction device. The housing... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090228064 - Compressible electrodes: A compressible electrode for the stimulation of the musculature of the pelvic floor complex e.g. for the treatment of anterior and posterior pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, is reversibly compressible and has electro-conductive elements. The compressible electrode may be used with all the usual control units and treatment regimes for the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090228065 - Implantable vascular structures and methods for their use: Devices, systems and methods are described by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, preferably a baroreceptor located in the carotid sinus. A control system may be used to... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090228066 - Intracranial electrode and method for producing same: With use of three-dimensional data of a brain shape, a mold for forming a sheet-shaped structure having a three-dimensional shape of the gyrus or sulcus surface, or the interhemispheric fissure or interlobar fissure surface is formed. With use of the mold, a sheet-shaped silicone structure 2 having a three-dimensional shape... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090228068 - Automated adaptive muscle stimulation method and apparatus: An automated adaptive muscle stimulation system and method are disclosed. The stimulation system includes at least one electrode assembly adapted to deliver a muscle stimulation signal to the tissue of a user, a sensor system adapted to detect a muscle response, and an electrical stimulation device operably coupled to the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090228067 - Compressible device: An electro-stimulation device for the treatment of anterior and posterior pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is reversibly compressible and is fully self-contained. The device requires no external power sources or control and may be inserted into the vagina or anus through the use of an applicator. In the compressed state the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090228069 - Power scheme for implant stimulators on the human or animal body: A power scheme for an implant on a human or animal body comprises: a charging circuit to provide power to deliver controlled stimulation currents to a body tissue; a capacitive storage arrangement connected with the charging circuit and charged by the charging circuit; a shunting arrangement to limit voltage on... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20090228070 - Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090228071 - Communication between a medical device and a lead-borne device: In general, the disclosure describes techniques for communication between at least one lead-borne device of an implantable lead and a medical device to which the lead is connected. The lead-borne device communicates with the medical device by modulating an impedance. The lead-borne device may communicate one or more bits of... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20090228074 - Detachable helical antenna for implantable medical device: A system and method wirelessly transfers information electromagnetically using a detachable helical antenna. In an example, the detachable helical antenna can include a first threaded portion. In an example, the detachable helical antenna can be configured to mechanically threadably engage an implantable medical device.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228073 - Implantable medical device with patient input mechanism: An implantable loop recorder (ILR) is subcutaneously implantable to record cardiac data. The ILR includes a patient activation mechanism whereby the patient can input commands to the ILR without using an external device. The patient activation mechanism may be a subcutaneous switch disposed on an outer portion of the ILR... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090228076 - Implantable multi-length rf antenna: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for wirelessly transferring information electromagnetically at a specified first operating frequency range in a first medium and at a specified second operating frequency range in a second medium using an implantable multi-length antenna. In certain examples, the implantable multi-length antenna... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228075 - Loaded rf antenna for implantable device: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for wirelessly transferring information electromagnetically at a first specified operating frequency range and at a second specified operating frequency range using an implantable antenna. In certain examples, the implantable antenna can include a first non-coiled segment and a first coiled... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228072 - System and method of aligning an implantable antenna: An implantable restriction system having an antenna capable of being readily and predictably movable to achieve a desired orientation that is effective to communicate with an external device is provided. The antenna can be movably coupled to a housing such that the antenna can float and/or move freely with respect... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090228077 - Dual power supply switching circuitry for use in a closed system: Optimal power switching circuitry for use in a closed system such as a TET system including an internal device separated from an external device by a boundary. The internal and external devices being powered by separate power sources. During telemetric communication from the external device to the internal device an... Agent: Cherly F. Cohen
20090228078 - System for stimulating autonomic targets from pulmonary artery: Various implantable medical device embodiments stimulate an autonomic neural target from within a pulmonary artery, and comprise at least one electrode, a power supply, a neural stimulator connected to the power supply, and an anchor structure. The neural stimulator is configured to generate a neural stimulation signal for delivery to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228079 - Safety control system for implantable neural stimulator: A neural stimulation system includes a safety control system that prevents delivery of neural stimulation pulses from causing potentially harmful effects. The neural stimulation pulses are delivered to one or more nerves to control the physiological functions regulated by the one or more nerves. Examples of such harmful effects include... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090228080 - Light irradiating device for immunopotentiation: Disclosed are a light irradiating device for enhancing cell-mediated immunity and a method using the same. The light irradiating device generates a radiation with a specific peak wavelength at 610±20 nm or 710±30 nm which activates the structure of proteins involved in the activation of T lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090228081 - mouth piece for uv-light delivery: In one embodiment there is provided a system for delivering UV-light under a patient's tongue. The system includes a UV-light source in communication with a pair of tubes and a U-shaped double trough mouth piece with upper and lower troughs adapted to engage upper and lower teeth. The upper and... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein
20090228082 - Patient heat transfer device: To rapidly induce hypothermia to a patient, in the event the patient has a stroke, hyperthermia or some other temperature related heath problems which requires prompt action to regulate the temperature of the patient, a flat flexible structure conformable to the body of the patient is placed into contact with... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20090228083 - Warming device with provisions for deploying elements of an upper body convective apparatus and for deploying the lower portion of the warming device: A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting one or more convective apparatuses disposed to warm a patient perioperatively. The warming device may include an upper body convective apparatus supported on the inside of the clinical garment between its sleeves. The construction of the upper body... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw
20090228084 - Method of non invasive stimulation of acupuncture or acupressure points utilizing at least one electrostatic field: A non invasive method of stimulating nerves and/or acupuncture/acupressure point(s) using at least one electrostatic field, whereby the said electrostatic field(s) is generated by a generator, said generator is a battery(ies) or a pair of charged plates. The generator voltage is between 1.2 and 100 volts. The electrostatic field generator(s)... Agent: Hung Chuang Chen
20090228085 - Device with flexible multilayer system for contacting or electrostimulation of living tissue cells or nerves: The object,—to create a printed circuit board for an implant having improved properties in connection with the electrical contacting via the contact points of the conductor tracks on the printed circuit board,—is achieved, according to the present invention, by means of a device for contacting and/or electrostimulation of living tissue... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090228086 - Electrode array for even neural pressure: An electrode array attached to neural tissue, such as the retina, necessarily has graded pressure exerted on the tissue, with higher pressure near the attachment point. Greater pressure improves contact between the electrodes and neural tissue while too much pressure may damage neural tissue. Hence it is advantageous to obtain... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20090228087 - Lead connector, lead adapter, and lead insertion apparatus: A connector and adapter engage leads with each other or with an implantable medical device when a wedge is removed from the spring-loaded connector or adapter assembly, thereby permitting the connector or adapter to compress around the lead connector. The connector and adapter assembly may include a body with at... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20090222053 - Method of routing electrical current to bodily tissues via implanted passive conductors: The invention provides an implant, system and method for electrically stimulating a target tissue to either activate or block neural impulses. The implant provides a conductive pathway for a portion of electrical current flowing between surface electrodes positioned on the skin and transmits that current to the target tissue. The... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090222054 - Method and system for characterizing a representative cardiac beat using multiple templates: The present invention provides a method and system for characterizing one beat of a patient's supraventricular rhythm. A plurality of templates is provided and updated using a plurality of qualified beats. Updating occurs by temporally aligning the shock channel waveforms of the template beats using rate channel fiducial points. The... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090222055 - Low power digital design for deep submicron technology: An apparatus comprises an implantable medical device that includes a storage circuit. The storage circuit includes a first stage circuit configured to receive an input signal and to invert and store information about a data bit received in the input signal, a second stage circuit coupled to the output of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090222056 - System and method for determining atrial arrhythmia burden: A system and method for determining atrial arrhythmia burden is provided. Consecutive sets of parametric data regularly obtained from an implantable medical device through remote interrogation are centrally maintained. An atrial arrhythmia burden is determined. A cumulative atrial tachyarrhythmia (AT) duration is identified for each atrial arrhythmia episode recorded in... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20090222057 - Gastrointestinal anchor in optimal surface area: A device, system and method for anchoring a device to a stomach is provided. The device may be, among other things, a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach environment, or may be a therapeutic delivery device. The anchor of the device is constructed to resist pull... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090222058 - Neuromodulation device for pelvic dysfunction: A wearable neuromodulation device (1), configured for insertion into a pelvic orifice of the human body for treating urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, muscle wastage, spasm and/or spasticity by applying electrical stimulation signals to pudendal nerves through the wall of the rectum or vagina, comprises at least one sensor, such as... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090222059 - Shaped implantation device: A custom medical device for implanting an implantable device may be fabricated based on a patient image with a rapid prototyping machine.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090222060 - Self contained device with treatment cycle for electrostimulation: An electro-stimulation device for the stimulation of the musculature of the pelvic floor complex e.g. for the treatment of anterior and posterior pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is fully self-contained. The device requires no external power sources or control and may be inserted into the vagina or anus through the use... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090222062 - Implantable device: An implantable device (10) is used to emit electrical stimulation signals to surrounding tissue by means of at least one stimulation electrode (17). The device (10) has an input stage which is connected to a supply unit (12) by a cable, by means of which the input stage is supplied... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090222063 - Implantable device: An implantable device (10) is used to emit electrical stimulation signals to surrounding tissue by means of at least one stimulation electrode (17). The device (10) has a sensor unit (26), which generates a useful signal (D) in the form of analogue voltage pulses (73) from externally fed signals, and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090222061 - Pyrode neurostimulator: A pyrode converts near-infrared light to an electric field that wirelessly stimulates nerve tissue at one or more locations in a host body, such as in a retina, a cochlea, a heart axon, or a motor nerve. Partial vision is restored when a pyrode implanted in a retina is activated... Agent: Steven E. Kahm
20090222064 - Autonomous autoprogram cochlear implant: Disclosed is a cochlear stimulation system having patient parameters that reside in memory of an internal portion of the system. Different external systems define how the cochlear stimulation system processes a received acoustic signal and uses patient information uploaded from an implant to parameterize system processing. The external system uses... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090222065 - Physiological parameter analysis for an implantable restriction device and a data logger: An implantable restriction device can be configured to provide a restriction in a patient, for example as a function of the pressure of fluid. The implantable restriction device can include one or more sensors configured to sense a variety of parameters, such as pressure of the fluid within the implantable... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090222066 - Printed circuit board communication coil for use in an implantable medical device system: Disclosed is an improved external controller useable in an implantable medical device system. The communication coil in the external controller is formed in a printed circuit board (PCB), i.e., by using the various tracing layers and vias of the PCB. As illustrated, the PCB coil is formed at a plurality... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p
20090222067 - Endoscopic delivery of red/nir light to the substantia nigra to treat parkinson's disease: Endoscopic delivery of Red/NIR light to the Substantia Nigra to treat Parkinson's Disease in order to raise the energy levels in the substantia nigra.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222068 - Rapid flash optical therapy: Systems and methods are disclosed for maintaining a therapeutically significant level of energy at a treatment area that can include rapid charging of a storage element and triggering of a flashlamp by discharging the storage element and repeating the charging and triggering a predetermined number of times during a treatment... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090222069 - Light modulation of cell function: The present invention relates to the field of light induced therapy. The invention relates more particularly to a method of modulating receptor function of cells having receptor proteins, said method comprising illuminating the cells with light in the wavelength interval of 250-305 nm or with light having longer wavelengths that... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090222070 - Capsule with whole body led photo-therapy system: A personal therapy compartment includes a base of size to receive a human patient. The compartment includes a bed in the base said bed being made of a light transmissive material. An array of lights mounted is below the bed to transmit light onto a body supported on the bed.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090222071 - Self-insulated thermal packs for thermal therapy: A therapeutic thermal pack with built-in seal and insulation functions for preserving the thermal condition of its thermal module. The thermal pack comprises a plurality of thermal module for thermal therapy, an insulation cover comprising a fastening means for attaching the thermal module to a body part, and a closing... Agent: Yaqi Li
20090222072 - Thermal treatment device: The present invention is directed to a reusable pain relieving treatment device, such as a belt, and a disposable thermal device having one or more thermally conductive components that extend from a surface of the device and are capable of transferring heat, cold or vibrations from disposable or reusable devices... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090222073 - Neurostimulation lead with stiffened proximal array: An implantable electrical lead is provided. The electrical lead comprises an electrically insulative, flexible, elongated lead body having a proximal end and a distal end, an electrical contact carried by the distal end of the lead body, an electrical terminal carried by the proximal end of the lead body, an... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20090222074 - Interconnections of implantable lead conductors and electrodes and reinforcement therefor: An implantable lead comprises a lead body extending from a lead proximal end portion to a lead distal end portion. The lead body includes one or more longitudinally extending lumens. A conductor is received in, and extends along, a lumen. In varying examples, the implantable lead further comprises a tubular... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crmPrevious industry: Surgery
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