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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100049261 - Resonant frequency device: A resonant frequency device provided with a transmitter, an amplifier and an impedance matching circuit connected to an antenna, such as a plasma antenna. A voltage or current balun could be provided between the impedance matching circuit and the antenna.... Agent: Hofman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.
20100049264 - Diagnostic indicator and psg interface for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for providing diagnostic information from a closed loop neuromodulator, configured to provide sleep therapy for a patient, to a user or a polysomnograph (PSG). A first portion of the diagnostic information can be received at a diagnostic indicator register of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100049265 - Emi/esd hardened sensor interface for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus and mthiods for protecting an input and electronics of a closed loop neuromodulator. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can be reduced using an EMI filter. Energy surges can be dissipated using a electrostatic discharge (ESD) device. An analog and a digital output can be produced... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100049263 - Method and device for detecting and treating depression: A system is described for detecting and/or treating depression that may be incorporated into an implantable device such as a cardiac rhythm management device. The device may determine that depression is present by analysis of heart rate variability measured using the cardiac sensing channels of the device and/or by detection... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20100049262 - Method of treating a severe diabetic ulcer: The present invention is directed to a specialized method of treating a severe diabetic ulcer that penetrates the subcutaneous fat layer of a patient. The method comprises the steps of: administering a treatment session to a diabetic patient having a severe diabetic ulcer, the treatment session comprising at least three... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20100049266 - Cpr coaching device with reduced sensitivity to motion: A CPR coaching device is designed for placement on the chest of a patient during CPR. Chest compressions are delivered to the patient by a rescuer by pressing on the device. A force sensor and an accelerometer are located in the device and are responsive to the chest compressions. When... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100049267 - Implanted medical device: A spectral fingerprint technique is disclosed that allows an ICD to eliminate unnecessary shocks to the heart.... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20100049268 - Master/slave processor configuration with fault recovery: A fault-tolerant processor device including a master processor and a plurality of operationally coupled slave processors. The master processor sends a command to each of the slave processors to initiate operation to each control a different one of a plurality of operations during fault-free operation. The master processor monitors each... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20100049269 - Multi-element acoustic recharging system: An acoustic energy delivery system for delivering acoustic energy to an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The system includes an IMD having a power source and an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes a controller and an array of ultrasonic elements electrically coupled to the controller and configured to... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100049270 - Triggered high-output pacing therapy: A device and method for delivering electrical stimulation to the heart in order to improve cardiac function in heart failure patients. The stimulation is delivered as high-output pacing in which the stimulation is excitatory and also of sufficient energy to augment myocardial contractility. The device may be configured to deliver... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100049271 - Implantable medical device with automatic sensing adjustment: An implantable medical device system that senses physiologic processes via multiple sensor signal configurations. The device can further process the sensor configurations to obtain additional processed signal configurations. The device can utilize the processed configurations for ongoing sensing of the physiologic process. The device can also automatically evaluate the multiple... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100049272 - Identification of an implantable medical device by correlating cardiac related data: In a method and system for identifying an implantable medical device (IMD), which is arranged to be disposed in a body, by conducting a telemetry communication session between the implantable medical device and an external programmer device, cardiac data are registered from a point on the body of a patient... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100049273 - Use of late passage mesenchymal stem cells (mscs) for treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders: The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to the use of late passage mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. The late passage MSCs of the invention may be used to provide biological pacemaker activity and/or provide a bypass bridge in the heart of a subject... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100049274 - Detection of feeding intent for use in treatment of eating disorders: An exemplary method for treating obesity includes calling for delivery of electrical energy to a vagal nerve, detecting pre-prandial activity and, in response to the detection of pre-prandial activity, calling for delivery of electrical energy to the stomach for a pre-determined amount of time to induce satiety. Various other technologies... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100049275 - Implantable and rechargeable neural stimulator: One aspect of the present subject matter relates to an implantable medical device. An embodiment of the device comprises a rechargeable power supply adapted to be recharged through an ultrasound signal, a neural stimulator connected to the rechargeable power supply, and a controller connected to the rechargeable power supply. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100049276 - Clinician programmer system and method for calculating volumes of activation for monopolar and bipolar electrode configurations: A system and method for providing a volume of activation (VOA) of a stimulation electrode leadwire may include a processor that calculates a VOA for each of a plurality of sets of parameter settings of the leadwire, stores in a database each of the calculated VOAs in association with the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100049277 - 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
20100049278 - Method of selecting specific skeletal muscle highly sensitive to human psychological state, device for selecting specific skeletal muscle, method of evaluating stress during work, and system for evaluating stress during work: The selecting method and apparatus for selecting a specific skeletal muscle affected by a psychological state of a person from skeletal muscles of the person apply at least a first stimulus to the person to bring the person into an uncomfortable state, acquire muscle activity information of each of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100049279 - Adaptive software configuration for a medical device: This document describes, among other things, a method of operating a medical device comprising updating a regulatory approval status stored in at least one of the medical device or a second device operable to communicate with the medical device, and enabling or disabling the at least one function in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100049280 - Human-implantable-neurostimulator user interface having multiple levels of abstraction: A programming-device user interface may include multiple levels of abstraction for programming treatment settings. A stimulation zone-programming interface may be at a highest level of abstraction and may include idealized stimulation zones. A field strength-programming interface may be at a middle level of abstraction and may include electromagnetic field-strength patterns... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100049281 - Systems for providing neural markers for sensed autonomic nervous system activity: In various method embodiments, a neural activity signal is sensed, a feature from the sensed neural activity signal is extracted, and a neural marker for the extracted feature is created. The neural marker includes information regarding the extracted feature. Various device embodiments comprise a port to receive a neural activity... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100049283 - Illumination-based medical device & methods of use thereof: Embodiments of illumination-based medical devices capable of projecting a holographic symbol are herein provided. In one embodiment, an illumination-based medical device incorporates at least a laser and a diffractive optical element within a housing. In one embodiment, the diffractive optical element may be a holographic optical element. In a particular... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP
20100049282 - Phototherapy apparatus for hair loss treatment: A phototherapy apparatus for hair loss treatment. The phototherapy apparatus comprises a laser array to produce a plurality of laser beams and a beam shaping component to control the divergence angle and intensity distribution of the laser beams so as to produce a desired light intensity distribution on the surface... Agent: Bwt Property, Inc.
20100049284 - Use of heat to treat biological systems exposed to damaging radiation: A method wherein, following a therapeutic radiation treatment, a heat dose is administered to the treated cells to decrease the damage caused by radiation exposure or a therapeutic agent.... Agent: Vedder Price, PC
20100049285 - Ectoparasite eradication method and device: A method of eliminating an ectoparasite infestation is disclosed that may include steps of defining a target area on an animal having an ectoparasite infestation, heating a volume of air to a temperature to form heated air, applying the heated air to the target area with an airflow such that... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100049286 - Method and system for kiling lice and nits: The system includes means for providing different temperature, in the inner air injection area and the outer air injection area. Due to the temperature impact the lice will be stimulated to leave the scalp and be guided into or through inner membrane, where an additional temperature action will kill the... Agent: James C. Wray
20100049287 - Porous medical dorsal column self anchoring lead: Implantable leads for use in, inter alia, neurostimulation therapy and that comprise a coagulant reservoir accessible by a coagulant access port are disclosed. The coagulant reservoir comprises a porous membrane. When such a lead is implanted into a patient, coagulant fluid (preferably blood plasma) is injected or otherwise inserted into... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20100049288 - Coronary vein lead having pre-formed biased portions for fixation: A lead having pre-formed biased portion is adapted for implantation on or about the heart within the coronary vasculature and for connection to a signal generator. The lead is constructed and arranged so that when it is implanted, the electrodes are housed in the coronary vasculature and are biased toward... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100049289 - Tissue anchor: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to an anchor used to secure a position of a device or component relative to internal tissue of a patient and prevent migration of the component relative to the tissue of the patient. In one embodiment, the anchor is combined with an electrode lead... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100049290 - Mri compatible lead: Disclosed herein is an implantable medical lead. In one embodiment, the lead includes a ring electrode, a tip electrode, first and second helically wound coaxial conductor coils, and a distal coil transition. The coils extend between the proximal and distal ends of the lead. The distal coil transition is proximal... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100042168 - Electronic system for influencing cellular functions in a warm-blooded mammalian subject: An electronic system activatable by electrical power is described. The system is useful for influencing cellular functions or malfunctions in a warm-blooded mammalian subject. The system includes one or more controllable low energy HF (High Frequency) carrier signal generator circuits, one or more data processors for receiving control information, one... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.
20100042170 - Method and apparatus for neural stimulation via the lymphatic system: An implantable neural stimulation system includes an implantable medical device having a neural stimulation circuit and at least one implantable lead configured to allow one or more stimulation electrodes to be placed in one or more lymphatic vessels of a patient, such as the patient's thoracic duct and/or vessels branching... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100042169 - Retention assemblies for implantable electric stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A connector assembly includes a lead or a lead extension, a connector, and a retention assembly disposed in the connector. The connector includes a connector housing defining a port at a distal end of the connector, and a plurality of connector contacts disposed in the connector housing. The port is... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20100042171 - Wireless communication device with integrated defibrillator: A handheld wireless communication device having a defibrillator integrated therein to be employed in an emergency situation to supply electrical therapy to a victim who is experiencing cardiac distress. The defibrillator being powered by at least one thermally powered battery contained within the wireless communications device. The wireless communication device... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100042172 - System and method for assessing atrial electrical stability: A method for identifying a susceptibility of a subject to atrial-rhythm disturbances includes a) placing a plurality of sensors on the subject to measure a physiologic signal of the subject, and b) recording the physiologic signal from the sensor. The physiologic signal includes an atrial electrical activity of the subject.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100042173 - System and method for evaluating and optimizing the contribution of particular heart chambers to the overall efficacy of cardiac pacing therapy: Techniques are provided for evaluating and optimizing the contribution of particular heart chambers to pacing efficacy. Briefly, a pacemaker temporarily alters the mode with which pacing therapy is delivered so as to selectively alter the heart chambers that are paced. The pacemaker detects any transient changes in pacing efficacy following... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20100042174 - Selecting pacing site or sites based on cardio-pulmonary information: An exemplary method for multi-tier pacing includes delivering single site, left ventricular pacing, sensing patient activity; comparing the sensed patient activity to a patient activity threshold and, if the sensed patient activity exceeds the patient activity threshold, then delivering multi-site, left ventricular pacing for a predetermined period of time and,... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100042175 - Implantable lead and coronary venous pressure sensor apparatus and method: A cardiac rhythm management system comprises a medical electrical lead, a pressure sensing element, and an implantable pulse generator. The lead is sized to be advanced through the right atrium and coronary sinus into a coronary vein adjacent to the left ventricle. The lead includes an opening intermediate its proximal... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100042176 - Temporal-based cardiac capture threshold detection: A cardiac capture threshold may be determined using a test pulse and a backup pulse. Here, delivery of a test pulse is followed almost immediately by a non-conditional backup pulse of sufficient energy such that the backup pulse should always capture in the event the test pulse does not capture.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100042177 - Performance assessment and adaptation of an acoustic communication link: Systems and methods for adapting the performance of an acoustic communication link with an implantable medical device (IMD) are disclosed. An illustrative method includes initiating an acoustic link with the IMD, measuring an initial performance of the acoustic link, determining whether the initial performance of the acoustic link is adequate,... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100042179 - Resuscitation device and method for resuscitation: The invention relates to a resuscitation device for humans. The resuscitation device is designed to provide resuscitating stimulation of the respiratory area of the human brain stem, preferably from a location distant from said respiratory area. The invention further relates to a method for providing a rescuscitating treatment to a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100042178 - Electrical stimulation treatment of bronchial constriction: Methods and devices for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma and anaphylaxis wherein the treatment includes providing an electrical impulse to a selected region of the vagus nerve and/or the lungs of a patient suffering from bronchial constriction.... Agent: Electrocore Inc.
20100042181 - Cranial-electro stimulator: A method of reducing muscle pain in a person by removably attaching an electrode to each ear on a person's head and connecting the electrodes to receive a modified pulse signal from a computer or a digital port. The signal from the computer or the digital port are rectangular voltage... Agent: Michael Ries
20100042180 - Electrical stimulation device and method for therapeutic treatment and pain management: A disposable electrical stimulation device and method for providing therapeutic treatment and pain management in a convenient, compact configuration. Electrode size and shape and relative configuration can be varied according to an intended application and use, or a universal configuration can be provided for use on almost any area of... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100042182 - Methods and devices for preventing ankle sprain injuries: Devices and methods for preventing ankle sprain injuries. To protect the ankle joint from acute ankle supination or inversion sprain injuries, the device comprises a sensing part configured to sense data of an ankle motion; an analyzing part configured to analyze the data to judge whether the motion is a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100042183 - Implantable middle ear transducer having improved frequency response: Apparatus, systems, and methods having or using an improved implantable middle ear transducer for driving an ossicular chain bone to assist in aiding hearing. One embodiment of the present invention is a transducer assembly for converting electrical signals to mechanical vibrations which can be coupled, for example, to the stapes... Agent: Craig Taylor Law Office, PLLC
20100042184 - Method of implanting a medical implant to treat hearing loss in a patient, devices for faciliting implantation of such devices, and medical implants for treating hearing loss: In one embodiment, a method of treating hearing loss in a patient, comprises: creating a first channel in osseous tissue at or immediately adjacent to the promontory of the patient; creating a second channel through the first channel to the scala tympani or the scala vestibuli; and implanting a hearing... Agent: Terry D. Daglow
20100042185 - System and method for transvascular activation of cardiac nerves to improve heart function: A system and method for electrically stimulating the heart muscle to improve heart function requires identifying a site in the venous system adjacent a sympathetic nerve. An electrode is then positioned at the site to electrically stimulate the nerve. In turn, this stimulation releases norepinephrine from the nerve to improve... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100042186 - Electrode devices for nerve stimulation and cardiac sensing: Apparatus is provided for application to a nerve of a subject, the apparatus comprising an electrode device, which comprises a housing, which is configured to be placed at least partially around the nerve, so as to define an outer surface of the electrode device and an inner surface that faces... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100042187 - Connecting electrical sources to electrode nodes in a medical device: This disclosure describes electrical stimulators that include some electrical sources (e.g., current sources, voltage sources) that are directly connected to a plurality of electrode nodes, and other electrical sources that may be selectively connected to selected ones of the plurality of electrode nodes via a switching unit, such as a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100042188 - Portable electronic device: The portable electronic device comprises radiation means (104A, 104B) for directing optical radiation energy non-invasively at intracranial nerve tissue of a user through an external auditory canal of the user of the portable electronic device to stimulate the user's intracranial nerve tissue. Stimulation may have a metabolic and/or nervous response,... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100042189 - Connecting device and method for manufacturing the same: A connecting device for connection of a medical implantable lead to tissue inside a body has a helix adapted to be screwed out from a header sleeve at a distal end of the lead and into the tissue, and a shaft which carries the helix and is rotatably journalled in... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100042191 - Implantable electrophysiology lead body: The invention is an electrophysiology lead body comprising two or more longitudinal elements, each having an outer surface, the longitudinal elements comprising electrical insulation material, the electrical insulation material consisting essentially of fluoropolymer; at least one conductor disposed within at least one of the longitudinal elements; and a cover consisting... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20100042192 - Implantable electrophysiology lead body: The invention is an electrophysiology lead body comprising two or more longitudinal elements, each having an outer surface, the longitudinal elements comprising electrical insulation material, the electrical insulation material consisting essentially of fluoropolymer; at least one conductor disposed within at least one of the longitudinal elements; and a cover consisting... Agent: Richard W. Ellis, Esquire W.l. Gore & Associate, Inc.
20100042190 - Implantable medical lead having reduced dimension tubing transition: Lead body designs for forming a fluid tight seal between a multilumen tube and other portions of a lead body are provided. One lead body design has a multilumen tube having a first portion defining a first number of lumens and a second reduced dimension portion defining a second number... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100042193 - Cervical spinal cord stimulation for the treatment and prevention of cerebral vasospasm: The present invention relates to a method of prevention and treatment of narrowing of cerebral blood vessels after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and in particular, to a method of applying electrical energy through electrical stimulation electrodes particularly positioned in the cervical region of a patient to affect the sympathetic tone of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100042194 - Techniques for nerve stimulation: Apparatus is provided for applying current to a nerve, including a housing, adapted to be placed in a vicinity of the nerve, and at least one cathode and at least one anode, fixed to the housing. The apparatus further includes two or more passive electrodes, fixed to the housing, and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100042195 - Implantable lead with flexible tip features: A medical electrical lead comprises a flexible, elongate lead body extending along a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end and a distal end. A protective distal tip structure is disposed on the distal end of the lead body. The tip structure includes a plurality of compliant projections each extending... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20100042196 - Portable device for treating insect bites and the like: A portable device for treating the bites or stings of insects and harmful creatures, comprising:—a piezoelectric element (2) capable of producing a predetermined difference in electrical potential;—an actuating element (3) operable by a user and associated with said piezoelectric element (2) to impart to it a predetermined state of stress/deformation;—a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100036445 - Portable assemblies, systems, and methods for providing functional or therapeutic neurostimulation: Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles and/or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators and/or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin or carried outside the body. Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods may... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100036446 - Methods for electrosurgical electrolysis: Methods for electrosurgical electrolysis for treating tissue within a body, including methods that operate in an electrolyzable medium, including an aqueous electrolyzable medium, by means of electrolysis, and optionally by means of oxy-hydrogen combustion for use in treatment, including therapeutic methods of electrolysis to effect advantageous tissue changes.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20100036447 - Neural stimulation for arrhythmia recognition and therapy: A system and method can sense a tachyarrhythmia, compare the sensed tachyarrhythmia with a ventricular tachyarrhythmia criterion, provide a ventricular tachyarrhythmia therapy when the sensed tachyarrhythmia satisfies the ventricular tachyarrhythmia criterion, provide a neural stimulation when the sensed tachyarrhythmia does not satisfy the ventricular tachyarrhythmia criterion, determine whether the tachyarrhythmia... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100036448 - Systems and methods for controlling rate responsive pacing: Embodiments of the invention are related to medical systems and methods that can be used to control features of implanted medical devices, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes a medical system including an external medical device. The external medical device including a video output and a processor... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20100036449 - Adaptive windowing for cardiac waveform discrimination: Cardiac devices and methods provide adaptation of detection windows used to determine a cardiac response to pacing. Adapting a detection window involves sensing a cardiac signal indicative of a particular type of cardiac pacing response, and detecting a feature of the sensed cardiac signal. The cardiac response detection window associated... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100036450 - Carbon nano-tube power cell: A device which converts mechanical deformation in electrical current, these mechanical deformations are generated as a result of liquid pressure over a part of the device. This device is integrated within an implantable lead and inserted into the cardiovascular system of a patient. The purpose of the device is to... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20100036451 - Transvascular nerve stimulation apparatus and methods: Electrode structures for transvascular nerve stimulation combine electrodes with an electrically-insulating backing layer. The backing layer increases the electrical impedance of electrical paths through blood in a lumen of a blood vessel and consequently increases the flow of electrical current through surrounding tissues. The electrode structures may be applied to... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100036452 - Modulation of neural traveling waves: The present invention provides devices and methods for modulating the properties and propagation of traveling waves of electrical activity in neural systems. Such modulation is useful for a variety of purposes, including the control and containment of epileptic seizure activity, for treating mental disorders, movement disorders, sleep disorders, pain, and... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100036453 - Techniques for selecting signal delivery sites and other parameters for treating depression and other neurological disorders, and associated systems and methods: The present disclosure is directed generally to techniques for selecting signal delivery sites and other signal delivery parameters for treating depression and other neurological disorders, and associated systems and methods. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes obtaining first imaging information corresponding to a first region of a... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100036454 - Systems and methods to place one or more leads in muscle for providing electrical stimulation to treat pain: Systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain. The systems and methods make possible the percutaneous placement of one or more intramuscular leads, without the need for fluoroscopy, for providing electrical stimulation to activate a motor point innervating the muscle, to provide the therapeutic relief of pain.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100036455 - Measurement and use of in-socket residual limb volume change data for prosthetic fitting: Changes in the volume of residual limbs on which prosthetic sockets are worn can be measured based on bioimpedance measurements along one or more segments of the limb. A current at an appropriate frequency (e.g., in the range from 1 kHz to 1 MHz) is injected at two current electrodes... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100036456 - System for electrical stimulation of muscles or nerves: The invention relates to a system (1) for the electrical stimulation of muscles, in particular denervated muscles (M), or nerves, comprising a stimulator (2) for generating electrical pulses which is connected to a device (4) for supplying electrical power and for control, and which system (1) also comprises at least... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100036457 - Coding for visual prostheses: A visual prostheses codes visual signals into electrical stimulation patterns for the creation of artificial vision. In some examples, coding of the information uses image compression techniques, temporal coding strategies, continuous interleaved sampling (CIS), and/or radar or sonar data. Examples of the approach are not limited to processing visual signals... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100036458 - External button processor with a rechargeable battery: An external processor device is described for an implantable prosthetic system. An external processor housing has a generally planar skin contacting surface and a central axis perpendicular to the skin contacting surface. A signal processor is located within the processor housing for developing an implant data signal. The processor housing... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100036463 - Implantable medical device telemetry with periodic frequency hopping: A far-field radio-frequency (RF) telemetry system for data transmission between an implantable medical device and an external system includes a plurality of channels each representing a frequency band within a predetermined frequency range. The data transmission is performed using at least one active channel at any instant. Channel hopping is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100036460 - Parallel search circuit for a medical implant receiver: Parallel search circuit for a medical implant receiver. The circuit includes a radio frequency receiver that receives a first set of contents of a band of channels. The circuit also includes a processing circuit coupled to the radio frequency receiver to process in parallel a second set of contents of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100036461 - Polling mechanism in a medical implant based system: Polling mechanism in a medical implant based system. A method for operating a receiver includes searching for a signal by a receiver. The method further includes entering into an inactive state for a predefined time interval, if the signal is not detected. The method also includes altering at least one... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100036462 - Power optmization in a medical implant based system: Power optimization in a medical implant based system. A method includes receiving a portion of a signal by a first transceiver. The method further includes determining, from the portion of the signal, a time duration after which a subsequent portion of the signal will be transmitted. The subsequent portion is... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100036459 - Signaling in a medical implant based system: Signaling in a medical implant based system. A method includes transmitting bits modulated with a predefined sequence in a band of channels by a first medical transceiver. The method includes detecting the predefined sequence by a second medical transceiver. The method also includes performing predetermined action if the predefined sequence... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100036464 - Electronic stimulation device: An electronic stimulation device is provided. The electronic stimulation device includes a wave generation device and a wave buffer connected to the wave generation device. A wave amplifier is connected to the wave buffer, and a transformer is connected to the wave amplifier. The transformer is configured for connection to... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20100036468 - First time right placement of a dbs lead: The disclosure is directed to a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead having a distal end for providing therapeutic electrical stimulation to tissue in a stimulation target area of a patient's brain, comprising an array of one or more stimulation elements and sensing elements located at the distal end of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100036465 - Insertion tools and methods for an electrical stimulation implant: In some embodiments, a method includes inserting at least a distal end portion of an insertion tool within a body. The distal end portion of the insertion tool is coupled to an electronic implant having a stimulation portion, a terminal portion and a substantially flexible conductor disposed between the stimulation... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100036466 - Lead construction with composite material shield layer: A lead construction includes a lead body, an electrically conductive element disposed therein, and a shield layer disposed over the conductive element formed from a composite material comprising a polymer material and a non-ferrous particulate material. The non-ferrous material can include gold, platinum, iridium, nickel, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, carbon/graphite powders,... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100036467 - Stimulation device for osteosynthesis and endoprosthetics: The invention relates to a stimulation device for implanting in a human body, comprising a coil arrangement, a first electrode that is connection to a first pole of the coil arrangement and a second electrode that is connected to a second pole of the coil arrangement. According to the invention,... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20100036469 - Self-folding paddle lead and method of fabricating a paddle lead: In one embodiment, a medical lead comprises a lead body for conducting electrical pulses and a paddle. The paddle includes an intermediate metal layer, at least an insulative polymer backing layer, and an insulative polymer covering layer. The intermediate metal layer comprises a plurality of features defined by gaps in... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100036470 - Laser-based fabrication of implantable stimulation electrodes: A method of fabricating an implantable stimulation electrode is described. An arrangement of conductive metal powder is provided atop an electrode substrate. A laser beam is then focused on the metal powder to form the stimulation electrode in a given geometry with given dimensions and supported by the electrode substrate.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100030286 - Distributed lead functionality testing: Techniques for performing lead functionality tests, e.g., lead impedance tests, for implantable electrical leads are described. In some of the described embodiments, an implantable medical device determines whether a patient is in a target activity state, e.g., an activity state in which lead impedance testing will be unobtrusive, such as... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100030287 - Methods for treating autism: Methods of treating autism include applying at least one stimulus to a stimulation site within the brain of a patient with an implanted stimulator in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters. Systems for treating autism include a stimulator configured to apply at least one stimulus to a stimulation site... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100030288 - Extravascular arrhythmia induction: A cardiac arrhythmia may be induced by delivering a sequence of pulses to a patient via one or more extravascular electrodes. In one example, one or more pacing pulses may be delivered to a patient via an extravascular electrode and a shock pulse may be delivered to the patient the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030289 - Pre-qualification of an alternate sensing configuration: Multiple sensing configurations may be qualified based on one induced tachyarrhythmia, e.g., ventricular fibrillation, or other qualification event during an implantation procedure. Each sensing configuration comprises a different combination of two or more electrodes used for sensing electrical signals of the heart of the patient. In some examples, an implantable... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030290 - Extravascular arrhythmia induction: A cardiac arrhythmia may be induced by delivering a sequence of pulses to a patient via one or more extravascular electrodes. In one example, one or more pacing pulses may be delivered to a patient via an extravascular electrode and a shock pulse may be delivered to the patient the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030291 - Subcutaneous implantable lead: A subcutaneous implantable device is provided that includes a defibrillation electrode disposed along a portion of a lead, and a lead tip connected to the lead. The lead tip includes a trailing end coupled to a distal end of the lead, and first and second non-parallel sides extending from the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030292 - Detecting worsening heart failure based on impedance measurements: Techniques for processing impedance data to provide an early warning for heart failure decompensation are described. An example device may be configured to measure intrathoracic impedance values, and increment an index when a determined impedance is less than a reference impedance. The incrementing may be based on the difference between... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030293 - Using multiple diagnostic parameters for predicting heart failure events: Techniques for using multiple physiological parameters to provide an early warning for worsening heart failure are described. A medical device monitors a primary diagnostic parameter that is indicative of worsening heart failure, such as intrathoracic impedance or pressure, and one or more secondary diagnostic parameters. The medical device detects worsening... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030295 - Apparatus and method for programming a pacemaker: A pacemaker programming apparatus for programming a pacemaker in an individual. The apparatus comprises means for determining the sensed-paced difference of the pacemaker in the individual: first testing means for determining the optimum AV delay while the pacemaker is atrially pacing at a raised at a heart rate; and calculation... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100030294 - Implantable cardiac device with satellite refresh: In one embodiment an implantable cardiac device is provided that includes an implantable cardiac stimulation device with an implantable satellite device coupled to it. The implantable satellite device has a charge storage device. The implantable stimulation device having a refresh generator configured to generate a charge and voltage balanced multi-phasic... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20100030296 - Implantable pulse generator feedthrus and methods of manufacture: Disclosed herein is an implantable pulse generator feedthru configured to make generally planar electrical contact with an electrical component housed within a can of an implantable pulse generator. The feedthru may include a feedthru housing including a header side and a can side, a core within the feedthru housing, a... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100030297 - Implantable optical pressure sensor for sensing urinary sphincter pressure: The disclosure describes an optical fiber pressure sensor to measure sphincter pressure which may be incorporated into a therapeutic sphincter control system. The system senses sphincter pressure and sends the information to a stimulator that is capable of stimulation therapy to control sphincter contractility, thus reducing unwanted urinary incontinence. Measuring... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030298 - Tissue stimulation method and apparatus: A stimulation apparatus includes a stimulation lead (102), a multiplexer (114), a stimulation signal generator (116), and a signal detector (120). The stimulation lead (102) includes a plurality of stimulation electrodes (112) disposed in an array about a distal portion of the lead body (110). The arrangement of the electrodes... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100030299 - Apparatus and method for the treatment of headache: A battery-operated transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) to treat headache pain in an abortive and/or preventive manner. The TENS unit and its electrodes are built into a unitary device which facilitates a self-administered treatment. In some embodiments, the pulses are monophasic. In other embodiments, pairs of biphasic pulses are provided,... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.
20100030300 - Method of neurostimulation of distinct neural structures using single paddle lead to treat multiple pain locations and multi-column, multi-row paddle lead for such neurostimulation: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100030301 - Electrical stimulation for modulation of neural plasticity: A stimulating medical device. The stimulating medical device comprises a plurality of electrical contacts implantable proximate to a recipient's neural system; and an electrical stimulation controller configured to generate and apply plasticity modulating electrical stimulation signals to the recipient's neural system via one or more of the plurality of electrical... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100030304 - Adjustable impedance matching circuit: An implantable medical device with a medical module, an antenna, a transceiver and an impedance match circuit. The transceiver is operatively coupled to the antenna and the medical module and facilitates wireless transmission of data between the medical module and an external device. The impedance match circuit is operatively coupled... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030302 - Method for displaying trended data retrieved from a medical device: A system for displaying trended data retrieved from a medical device comprising a medical device which monitors and stores trended patient data, a data center, and an intermediate data relay device. The intermediate device receives stored trended patient data from the medical device and uploads the data to the data... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100030303 - Monitoring ambient noise on communication channels used to communicate with medical devices: A medical device for wirelessly communicating with at least one implantable medical device (IMD) comprises a telemetry circuit that monitors an ambient noise on one or more communication channels used for the wireless communication with the at least one IMD. The medical device also includes a network interface that transmits... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030305 - High viscosity composition: A high viscosity composition which according to the invention comprises at least one polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene-block copolymer (poloxamer) having the structural formula HO(C2H4O)a (C3H6O)b (C2H4O)a H and having an average molecular weight of above 6000; at least one additional polymer having an average molecular weight of above 150000, and a dispersion medium,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100030306 - Therapeutic cranial wrap for a contrast therapy system: The present invention relates to a therapeutic cranial wrap for use with a thermal contrast therapy systems and methods for providing a temperature regulated fluid. The cranial wrap includes an active thermal exchange bladder and an active compression bladder, adapted to fit the cranial therapy site. The thermal exchange bladder... Agent: Kang Lim
20100030307 - Multiple lumen heat exchange catheters: Catheter devices and methods for intravascular heating and/or cooling of human or veterinary patients. The catheter devices generally comprise catheters having inflow and outflow lumens and at least one curvilinear balloon connected to the inflow and outflow lumens such that heat exchange fluid may be circulated through the balloon(s). The... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100030308 - Electrical lead: An electrically conductive member (10) includes an elongate body (11) which has at least one electrically conductive region (20). The electrically conductive region (20) comprises a porous polymeric material coated with an electrically conductive material. A method of manufacturing the electrically conductive member (10) includes the steps of extruding an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100030309 - Evoked spinal cord potential monitoring apparatus and evoked spinal cord potential monitoring system: The evoked spinal cord potential monitoring apparatus of the present invention includes: a pair of electrodes 14; and a holding section 12 for holding the pair of electrodes 14, a tip section of each of the electrodes 14 being extended outwards from an end of the holding section 12, and... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100030310 - Method of neurostimulation of distinct neural structures using single paddle lead to treat multiple pain locations and multi-column, multi-row paddle lead for such neurostimulation: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100030311 - Subcutaneously implantable lead including distal fixation mechanism: A subcutaneously implantable lead includes a coil disposed along a portion of the lead, and a lead tip coupled to a distal end of the lead. The lead tip includes at least one component that is movable relative to the distal end of the lead and configured to anchor the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030312 - Method and apparatus for lead length determination: A method and apparatus for positioning a lead within an anatomy is disclosed. The apparatus can be tracked relative to the anatomy to determine the position of selected portions of the anatomy. The positions of the portions of the anatomy can be used in determining an appropriate lead length to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.Previous industry: Surgery
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