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20100160987 - Muscle therapy system: Certain embodiments provide a system for treating diminished muscle function that includes an electrical member that delivers electrical energy to a portion of a mammalian body having a dysfunctional muscle; a joint motion assembly that couples to the body and provides joint motion to a joint to which the dysfunctional... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100160986 - Upper extremity muscle therapy system: Some embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for treating diminished muscle function. Some systems include an electrical member that delivers electrical energy to a hand region of a body that comprises a dysfunctional muscle; a joint motion assembly that couples to the body and provides, to a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100160988 - Devices, systems and methods for pacing, resynchronization and defibrillation therapy: Devices, systems, and methods for leadlessly stimulating the heart. Through a magnetic signal generator positioned outside or inside the thoracic cavity, a magnetic signal is transmitted through the chest to stimulate electrical activity within the myocardial muscles. The magnetic signal may function as a pacemaker, cardioverter or defibrillator. Advantages of... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100160989 - Implantable cardiac prosthesis generator having protection from an mri examination: A generator for an implantable cardiac prosthesis, having a safekeeping mode of operation during an exposure to a magnetic field. The generator is connected to a lead including a first conductor (18) connected to a distal electrode (14), and a second conductor (20) connected to a proximal electrode (16). The... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100160990 - First aid system, procedure for its operation, and portable first-aid device for use especially in the system: The invention relates to a first aid application system, which has at least one installed unit (1) containing first-aid tools and a device (devices) for forwarding information, which installed unit (1) is in communicating connection with a centre (2) receiving and forwarding information concerning first aid application. The system is... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20100160991 - Implantable pulse generator emi filtered feedthru: Disclosed herein is an implantable pulse generator. The implantable pulse generator includes a header, a can and a feedthru. The header includes a lead connector block electrically coupled to a first conductor. The can is coupled to the header and includes a wall and an electronic component electrically connected to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100160992 - Implantable medical device, system and method: In an implantable medical device and method for monitoring a lung deficiency in a patient, a housing containing a control circuit. Is implanted in a patient. The control circuit is configured to analyze one or more signals that represent the breathing of the patient. The control circuit is also configured... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100160993 - Implantable systems and methods for monitoring bnp levels, hf and mi: Methods for monitoring a patient's level of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and implantable cardiac systems capable of performing such methods, are provided. A ventricle is paced for a period of time to provoke a ventricular evoked response, and a ventricular intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) indicative of the ventricular evoked response is... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20100160994 - Cardiovascular power source for automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Aspects according to the present invention provide a method and implant suitable for implantation inside a human body that includes a power consuming means responsive to a physiological requirement of the human body, a power source and a power storage device. The power source comprises a sheathed piezoelectric assembly that... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100160995 - Method for treating obesity: p
20100160996 - Methods and apparatus for electrical stimulation treatment using esophageal balloon and electrode: Methods and apparatus for treating ailments provide for: inserting a balloon-electrode device into an esophagus of a mammal, the balloon-electrode device including: (i) a nasogastral (NG) having an internal passageway and an external surface, (ii) at least one electrode coupled to the external surface of the NG tube, (iii) a... Agent: Electrocore Inc.
20100160997 - Tuned energy balanced system for minimizing heating and/or to provide emi protection of implanted leads in a high power electromagnetic field environment: An energy management system facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy coupled into an implanted lead at a selected RF frequency or frequency band, to an energy dissipating surface. This is accomplished by conductively coupling the implanted lead to the energy dissipating surface through an energy diversion circuit including one... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20100160998 - Passive monitoring of bioelectical signals and active electrical anesthesia stimulation: Passive monitoring of bioelectric signals is made in the presence of active electrical anesthesia stimulation signal such that the bio-electric signals have interference artifacts from the active signal. The interference artifacts are determined and suppressed to produce a processed bio-electric signal from which can be derived quantitative values for evaluating... Agent: James Sonntag James Sonntag, Patent Attorney
20100160999 - Electrical stimulation of cell and tissue growth with two-and three-dimensionally patterned electrodes: The present invention is generally directed to a method for regulating cellular and tissue physiology, a device for practicing the method, and a process for fabricating the device. In general the process comprises the steps of providing at least one patterned electrode, providing a least one cell, placing the at... Agent: Joseph J. Crimaldi Roetzel & Andress
20100161000 - Compensation current optimization for cochlear implant systems: An exemplary cochlear stimulation method includes applying a main current to a first electrode associated with a first pitch and disposed within a cochlea of a patient, concurrently applying a compensation current to a second electrode disposed within the cochlea and associated with a second pitch during the application of... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20100161001 - Optimizing the stimulus current in a surface based stimulation device: A method and associated stimulation device for ensuring firing of an action potential in an intended physiological target activated by a stimulus pulse generated by an electrode of a non-invasive surface based stimulation device irrespective of skin-to-electrode impedance by: (i) increasing internal impedance of the stimulation device so as to... Agent: Cheryl F. Cohen Cheryl F. Cohen, LLC
20100161003 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device has a programmer for generating a programming command representative of a diagnostic status of a subject or an operation status of the medical device. The device also comprises an interface for communicating the command to a programmable, implantable RFID tag. The tag memory is reprogrammed based... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100161002 - Implantable medical device having a slot antenna in its case: Disclosed is an improved medical implantable device having a conductive case into which a slot antenna is formed. The slot antenna preferably has a slot length which is one-half of the wavelength of the data being sent to or received from an external controller, although slot lengths smaller than these... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p
20100161004 - Wireless dynamic power control of an implantable sensing device and methods therefor: Communication systems and methods for dynamically controlling the power wirelessly delivered by a remote reader unit to separate sensing device, such as a device adapted to monitor a physiological parameter within a living body, including but not limited to intraocular pressure, intracranial pressure (ICP), and cardiovascular pressures that can be... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20100161007 - Impedance-based stimulation adjustment: Techniques for adjusting stimulation are disclosed. A medical device measures an impedance associated with one or more electrodes, e.g., the impedance presented to the medical device by a total electrical circuit that includes the one or more electrodes, the conductors associated with the electrodes, and tissue proximate to the electrodes.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100161005 - Optimizing stimulation therapy of an external stimulating device based on firing of action potential in target nerve: A method and system for optimizing stimulation therapy of an external stimulating device. The stimulating signal for stimulation of a target nerve is produced using the external stimulating device. A magnetic field is induced in an implanted transmitting coil disposed proximate the target nerve when the action potential is fired... Agent: Cheryl F. Cohen Cheryl F. Cohen, LLC
20100161006 - System and method for monitoring diastolic function using an implantable medical device: Diastolic function is monitored within a patient using a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. In one example, the implantable device uses morphological parameters derived from the T-wave evoked response waveform as proxies for ventricular relaxation rate and ventricular compliance. In particular, the magnitude of the peak of the T-wave... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20100161008 - Potential therapy apparatus and combined electric therapy apparatus: An electric therapy apparatus 1 of the present invention includes: a voltage generating unit 14 for generating a predetermined voltage; a control unit 2 for varying the voltage generated by the voltage generating unit 14 and the output time of the voltage according to a 1/f fluctuation cycle; and potential... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100161009 - Apparatus and methods for treating a wound: A wound dressing includes a substrate, an optical energy emitting device, and a radio frequency receiving device. The substrate is configured to engage biological tissue of a patient. The optical energy emitting device is attached to the substrate, and the radio frequency receiving device is electrically coupled with the optical... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine
20100161010 - Perceptible apparatus and methods for reactive effect: A perceptible apparatus and method for creating a subtle energy field is disclosed. The apparatus includes a light source and a plurality of configuration elements that are in effectual communication with the light source, wherein the configuration elements are adjustably selectable to produce subtle energy of different vibrations. The plurality... Agent: Jackson Esquire Roger A. Jackson
20100161011 - Light-irradiating beauty care device: A light-irradiating beauty care device includes a main body, and a light irradiation unit provided at one end of the main body for irradiating light on a living body surface. The light irradiation unit includes a light source for emitting the light, a reflector for reflecting the light emitted from... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100161012 - Device for conveying air to a person: The invention relates to a device for conveying heated air to a person and comprises an air-permeable inner sheet and an air-impermeable outer sheet which are connected to one another by welds in order to form a panel-like shape in the inflated state. The welds produce a main duct having,... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100161013 - Portable therapeutic cooling system: A disposable portable therapeutic cooling system that utilizes convective cooling and re-circulated air to efficiently, safely, and effectively cool the head and body of the patient, clothed or not, after a life-threatening health event, such as a cardiac arrest or stroke.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100161014 - Thermal treatment device: A thermal treatment device to be worn in close proximity to the skin of a human is disclosed. The thermal treatment device comprises a thermal composition; wherein the device substantially covers the left or right trapezius muscle of the neck and shoulder or the left or right paraspinal muscles in... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100161016 - Apparatus and method for effectively warming a patient: A patient warming blanket includes a pouch and a flexible heating assembly. The flexible heating assembly is enclosed within the pouch and includes, at least in part, a flexible sheet-like heater and a temperature sensor assembly attached to the heater in proximity to a surface thereof; a visible marker is... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100161015 - K9 comfort therm-a-pack: K9 Therm-a-pack is designed to apply ice or heat packs to a dog's hip or lower back area with out the owner having to bold it in place. Comprised of water proof or resistant material to keep the dogs skin dry, two pockets hold the ice/heat pack in place while... Agent: Kimberly D. Wilson
20100161017 - Apparatus for stimulating the brain and measuring the light induced neuronal activity and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is an apparatus for stimulating the brain and measuring the light induced neuronal activity including a signal application unit which applies a signal to a living tissue to stimulate the neuronal cells in the living tissue; an electrode unit which detects an electrophysiological signal of the neuronal cell in... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100161020 - Mapping probe system for neuromuscular electrical stimulation apparatus: A monopolar neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) apparatus is configured for use with a cannula and a remote electrode. The apparatus includes a longitudinally rigid rod that is movable in the cannula throughout a range of operative positions in which inner and outer end portions of the rod extend longitudinally outward... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100161019 - System and method for electrically shielding a microelectrode array in a physiological pathway from electrical noise: A system and method for electrically shielding a physiological pathway from electrical noise is disclosed. The method includes the operation of implanting at least one signal microelectrode into a patient such that the signal microelectrode is proximate to the physiological pathway. An additional operation includes substantially enclosing the microelectrode and... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100161018 - Transcranial securing device for deep brain stimulation leads: A transcranial securing device for deep brain stimulation leads comprising: a principal part for securing inside an opening formed in the cranium of a patient; and at least one first securing part housed inside said principal part; said or each securing part comprises at least one axial bore adapted to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100161021 - Myocardial pad: This invention relates to a myocardial pad used in cardioversion, pacing, or the like and to a myocardial lead and a therapeutic apparatus for cardiac disease comprising the same. The myocardial pad of this invention is bondable to epicardia and has conductivity, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Using this pad, the myocardial... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100152794 - Apparatus for providing nerve stimulation and related methods: An apparatus comprises an optically transparent electrode configured to provide transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to a user contacting a portion of an exterior surface of said apparatus proximal to said optically transparent electrode.... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100152797 - Active implantable medical device having antitachycardia atrial and antibradycardia ventricular pacing: An active implantable medical device of the cardiac prosthesis type, including antitachycardia atrial pacing and antibradycardia ventricular pacing therapies. The device includes circuits and control logic for detecting electrical atrial and ventricular spontaneous events (R), delivering low energy antitachycardia atrial pacing, and antibradycardia ventricular pacing, and able to deliver a... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100152795 - Identification of dysynchrony using intracardiac electrogram data: Implantable stimulation devices can provide intracardiac electrograms (EGMs) and impedance measurements to detect changes in electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical activation of the heart. Many patients with congestive heart failure have conventional intracardiac devices implanted that are not capable of resynchronization therapy and these patients could benefit from resynchronization, but are... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100152796 - Mechanical indicators for individually adapting therapy in an implantable cardiac therapy device: A system with an implantable cardiac stimulation device having an implantable stimulation generator, at least one implantable lead adapted for connection to the implantable stimulation generator and further adapted for at least one of sensing physiologic activity and delivery of therapy, memory, and a controller in communication with the memory... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100152800 - Cpr time indicator for a defibrillator data management system: A system is disclosed wherein patient data, such as an electrocardiogram (“ECG”) signal or a chest impedance measurement signal, collected by a defibrillator device during a resuscitation event is analyzed and processed by a computing device to provide an assessment of CPR administered during the event. The CPR assessment results... Agent: Jason D. Kelly Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
20100152798 - Electrode spacing in a subcutaneous implantable cardiac stimulus device: Methods and implantable cardiac stimulus devices that include leads designed to avoid post-shock afterpotentials. Some examples are directed toward lead-electrode designs that reduce the impact of an applied stimulus on sensing attributes. These examples may find particular use in systems that provide both sensing and therapy delivery from subcutaneous location... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20100152799 - Implantable defibrillator systems and methods with mitigations for saturation avoidance and accommodation: Methods and implantable devices that address response to, or avoidance of, likely non-cardiac voltages including afterpotentials from external or internal stimulus. Some examples are directed toward methods of operation in implantable medical devices, the methods configured for identifying saturation of input circuitry and mitigating the effects of such saturation. Some... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20100152801 - Cardiac resynchronization therapy optimization using vector measurements obtained from realtime electrode position tracking: An exemplary method includes selecting multiple electrodes located in a patient; acquiring position information during one or more cardiac cycles for the multiple electrodes where the acquiring includes using each of the electrodes for measuring one or more electrical potentials in an electrical localization field established in the patient; calculating... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100152803 - Method and apparatus for detecting non-sustaining ventricular tachyarrhythmia: An implantable medical device controls an anti-tachyarrhythmia therapy by detecting a tachyarrhythmia episode from a cardiac signal and analyzing the detected tachyarrhythmia episode in a tachyarrhythmia detection and analysis process to determine whether the anti-tachyarrhythmia therapy needs to be delivered. The tachyarrhythmia detection and classification process includes detection of inhibitory... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100152802 - System and method for monitoring patient condition using atrial timing characteristics: A system and method for using an implantable cardiac stimulation device to monitor a patient for the progress of an existing condition and/or early detection of an emerging condition based, at least in part, on measuring and evaluating the timing characteristics of the patient's atrial activity. The atrial timing characteristics... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100152804 - Secure and efficacious therapy delivery for a pacing engine: The above-described methods and apparatus are believed to be of particular benefit for patients suffering heart failure including cardiac dysfunction, chronic HF, and the like and all variants as described herein and including those known to those of skill in the art to which the invention is directed. It will... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100152805 - Medical device sensing and detection during mri: A medical device includes a sensor for sensing for an MRI gradient magnetic field and a microprocessor for responding to the detected gradient magnetic field by switching from a first electrical signal processing mode to a second electrical signal processing mode, such that electrical signals induced by the gradient magnetic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100152806 - Systems and methods for operating an implantable device for medical procedures: When a medical procedure is performed on a patient in whom an implantable medical device is implanted, the medical procedure may have undesired effects on the medical device, such as triggering a response that initiates therapy by the device that is unnecessary and potentially dangerous to the patient. Systems and... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100152807 - Non-regular electrical stimulation patterns for treating neurological disorders: Systems and methods for stimulation of neurological tissue generate stimulation trains with temporal patterns of stimulation, in which the interval between electrical pulses (the inter-pulse intervals) changes or varies over time. Compared to conventional continuous, high rate pulse trains having regular (i.e., constant) inter-pulse intervals, the non-regular (i.e., not constant)... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100152809 - Systems and methods to place one or more leads in tissue for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation: Systems and methods make possible the placement of one or more electrode leads in a tissue region for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation to tissue. The systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100152808 - Systems and methods to place one or more leads in tissue to electrically stimulate nerves of passage to treat pain: It has been discovered that pain felt in a given region of the body can be treated, not by motor point stimulation of muscle in the local region where pain is felt, but by stimulating muscle close to a “nerve of passage” in a region that is superior (i.e., cranial... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20100152810 - Facial stimulation apparatus: The invention relates to facial stimulation apparatus configured to be worn in a generally horizontal orientation on a user's head, and which uses the ear (14) as an anatomical reference to ensure correct and repeatable placement of skin electrodes (16a,16b) overlying the human facial nerves (1-5) to facilitate Electrical Muscle... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100152811 - Nerve regeneration system and lead devices associated therewith: Various systems and methods for promoting nerve regeneration are disclosed. The system may include an elongated lead configured to be implanted within a patient's body. The system may also include a plurality of electrodes disposed along the elongated lead and configured to deliver electric stimulation to an area of a... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20100152812 - Systems and methods for promoting nerve recognition: Various exemplary systems and methods for promoting nerve regeneration are disclosed. In certain exemplary embodiments, a nerve regeneration system may include a lead configured to be placed in a body proximate a damaged nerve, a portion of the lead being configured to stimulate the damaged nerve. The system may also... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20100152814 - Artifact cancellation in hybrid audio prostheses: A system and method are described for determining an estimated neural response in a hybrid acoustic-electrical audio prosthesis. Target nerve tissue such as remaining hair cells and cochlear nerve tissue receive synchronized electric and acoustic stimulation signals which are recorded and processed to determine an artifact canceled estimated neural response.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100152813 - Using a genetic algorithm to fit a medical implant system to a patient: Apparatus and method for at least partially fitting a medical implant system to a patient is described. These apparatuses and methods comprise executing a genetic algorithm to select a set of parameter values for the medical implant system. This genetic algorithm may comprise executing a tabu search wherein value sets... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100152815 - Remote scheduling for management of an implantable medical device: A method and system for remotely programming a medical device that includes generating a remote monitoring schedule; establishing a communication link between a centralized programming instrument and an external medical device; and transferring the remote monitoring schedule to the external medical device via the communication link. The remote monitoring schedule... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100152816 - Telemetry duty cycle management system for an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device comprising a far field RF transmitter and receiver, a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the RF transmitter and receiver, and a wakeup timer circuit integral to, or communicatively coupled to, the controller. The controller is configured to initiate power up of the RF transmitter and receiver... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100152817 - Array stimulator: An array stimulator has a plurality of electrodes in an array (22), the electrodes forming a plurality of electrode pairs, and a signal generator (18) for generating signals to the electrodes so as to generate electrical pulse in a patient to which the stimulator has been applied either transcutaneously or... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC
20100152818 - Non-linear electrode array: A system for stimulation includes an implantable pulse generator, a lead, and conductors. The lead includes an array body disposed at a distal end of the lead and electrodes concentrically arranged on the array body. A center electrode may also be disposed on the array body. The electrodes may be... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100152819 - Method for enhancing blood and lymph flow in the extremities: Methods for enhancing blood and lymph flow in the extremities of a human subject are disclosed. In one aspect, the methods rely on a stimulus effective to displace the skin of a plantar or palmer surface of the subject, thereby enhancing blood and lymph flow in the extremity associated with... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20100152820 - Method for treating a patient having a spinal cord injury using phototherapy: A method of treating spinal cord injury (SCI) includes transcutaneously irradiating at least a portion of a spinal environment of the patient with light having a power density of at least about 0.01 mW/cm2 at the portion of the spinal environment.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100152821 - Portable patient temperature adjustment apparatus and method: Embodiments of the invention provide devices and methods for the in situ or in transit adjustment of the core body temperature of a patient. Devices according to some embodiments include a control unit and pressure chamber adapted to apply a pulsating negative pressure to a limb of the patient. An... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100152822 - System and method for determining and controlling core body temperature: Systems and methods for accurate temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including inducing hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette attached to the circulatory flow lines of the catheter, the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100152823 - Therapy apparatus: A therapy apparatus may include: a chamber portion; a first strap portion configured for disposal about a waist of a user; and a second strap portion configured for disposal about a leg of a user.... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100152824 - Systems and methods with interrupt/resume capabilities for treating subcutaneous lipid-rich cells: Systems for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissue, organs, cells, and so forth, are described herein. In various embodiments, the system includes a treatment device and a controller for controlling a treatment process. The controller is configured to detect and compensate for an interruption in... Agent: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. Perkins Coie LLP
20100152825 - Absorbable pacing lead assemblies: An absorbable pacing lead assembly may comprise a core, a conductive coating surrounding the core, and an insulator surrounding the conductive coating along a middle portion of the assembly. In some aspects, a distal end of the assembly may comprise a barb.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100152826 - Myocardial electrode: Two through holes are formed in a first electrode part 10 to penetrate the first electrode part 10 in the extending direction of a substrate 30. The same two through holes are also formed in a second electrode part 20. A first lead 40 is inserted in and connected to... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100152827 - Biological electrode: A bioelectrode comprising a skin-side, electrically conducting adhesive layer (7) and a flexible electrical connecting cable (4) which in an electrically insulating cable sheath (5) includes at least one electrical conductor (6), preferably in the form of a braid comprising a plurality of individual wires or conducting individual fibers, wherein... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100145398 - Cancer treatment equipment: A cancer treatment equipment includes a case (7), a squeeze-type friction head (1) connected to direct current, a stiction friction head (2) of low-middle frequency current, a friction head (3) with magnetic sheet, a medicated gauze pad fixation clamp (4), a medicated gauze pad (5) and a treatment device of... Agent: Hayes, Soloway P.C.
20100145399 - Multifunction devices and methods of using the multifunction devices: Devices which are used for performing multiple modes of electro, vacuum and ultrasound therapy are disclosed as well as methods of using those devices. One device for providing a constant current and/or a constant voltage to regions of a patient's body includes a housing, at least one microprocessor for generating... Agent: Law Office Of Michael P. Eddy Michael P. Eddy
20100145400 - Arrhythmia classification and therapy selection: Different types of cardiac arrhythmia are classified based on the morphology of the arrhythmic beats. Cardiac beats associated with an arrhythmic episode are compared to a plurality of representative beat morphologies, each representative beat morphology characterizing a type of arrhythmia of the heart. An arrhythmic episode may be classified as... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100145401 - Myocardium conditioning using myocardial and parasympathetic stimulation: Various system embodiments comprise a neural stimulator, a pulse generator, and a controller. The neural stimulator is adapted to generate a neural stimulation signal. The pulse generator is adapted to generate a pacing signal to provide myocardium pacing. The controller is adapted to control the neural stimulator and the pulse... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100145402 - Intelligent control system for adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy device: An adaptive CRT control system that achieves optimal AV delay and VV pacing intervals associated with temporal patterns of stroke volumes that represent internally the heart conditions is disclosed. The adaptive CRT control system includes: (a) at least two implanted electrodes in patient heart and at least additional one hemodynamic... Agent: Yoram Tsivion
20100145403 - Sensing rate of change of pressure in the left ventricle with an implanted device: An implantable device and method for monitoring S1 heart sounds with a remotely located accelerometer. The device includes a transducer that converts heart sounds into an electrical signal. A control circuit is coupled to the transducer. The control circuit is configured to receive the electrical signal, identify an S1 heart... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100145404 - T-wave alternans train spotter: A method and system for detecting T-wave alternans for use in an implanted medical device uses wave transformation of QT intervals to obtain a reliable measure of TWA. In one embodiment, an array provides alternating sign multiplication factors which are applied respectively to n consecutive QT values. Each successive QT... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100145405 - Systems and methods for controlling ventricular pacing in patients with long inter-atrial conduction delays: Techniques are provided for use by implantable medical devices for controlling ventricular pacing. In one example, optimal atrio-ventricular and interventricular pacing delay values are determined for pacing the heart of the patient based, in part, on a measured inter-atrial conduction delay. Atrio-ventricular conduction delays are then measured within the patient.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100145406 - Implantable cardiac monitor upgradeable to pacemaker or cardiac resynchronization device: An implantable cardiac monitor upgradeable to an implantable pacemaker or an implantable cardiac resynchronization device allows the use of a single implantable medical device for monitoring cardiac conditions and later, if needed, for cardiac pacing. The implantable medical device includes a circuit that can be configured, by programming through an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100145407 - Method and system for display of cardiac event intervals in a resynchronization pacemaker: A cardiac rhythm management system that includes a pacemaker configured for biventricular pacing and an external programmer with an associated display for displaying electrogram data and markers representing ventricular events. Associated with each marker are intraventricular intervals designed to relate information to a user in a manner suited for ventricular... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100145408 - Splanchnic nerve stimulation for treatment of obesity: A method for the treatment of obesity or other disorders by electrical activation or inhibition of the sympathetic nervous system is disclosed. This activation or inhibition can be accomplished by stimulating the greater splanchnic nerve or other portion of the sympathetic nervous system using an electrode. This nerve activation can... Agent: Leptos Biomedical, Inc. C/o Cpa Global
20100145409 - Laparoscopic implantation of neurostimulators: A method for altering operation of a nerve related to a given body condition includes the steps of identifying at least one nerve root of a nerve related to the given body condition; laparoscopically implanting at least one electrode on the nerve root; and operating the electrode to electrostimulate the... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20100145410 - Microcurrent and cranial electrotherapy stimulator for control of anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain: A device for controlling anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain utilizing a microcurrent and cranial electrotherapy stimulation. The device could also be utilized to treat other types of stress-related disorders. A relatively low level current having a particular frequency is produced by the device in two channels wherein the current for... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.
20100145411 - Method for fitting a cochlear implant with patient feedback: A method is described for fitting to a patient user an audio prostheses having a set of operating parameters. An audio stimulation pattern is initiated to the audio prosthesis. A fit adjustment process is performed during the audio stimulation pattern, which includes: changing a set of selected operating parameter values.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100145412 - System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable sterilizing excitation delivery implants: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100145413 - Methods and devices for treating neuropathy and loss of protective sensation: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to methods for treating loss of protective sensation. In certain embodiments, loss of protective sensation may be restored by application of an effective amount of a pulsed current at, for example, an effective pulse frequency. Devices and systems designed to treat loss of protective... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100145414 - Biomimetic neurostimulation device: A neuromimetic device includes a feedforward pathway and a feedback pathway. The device operates in parallel with a suspect neural region, coupled between regions afferent and efferent to the suspect region. The device can be trained to mimic the suspect region while the region is still considered functional; and then... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100145415 - Light delivery system: A light delivery system to provide light treatment to a patient includes a catheter assembly having a plurality of light sources that transmit light towards a target site within a patient. In one embodiment, the light delivery system has a plurality of light sources mounted to a flexible transparent base... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100145416 - Apparatus for photodynamic therapy and photodetection: For this purpose, the present invention provides an apparatus for photodynamic therapy and photodetection, which provides illumination with light of various wavelengths and multispectral images, the apparatus including: an optical imaging system producing an image of an object tissue and transmitting the image to a naked eye or an imaging... Agent: Ronald R. Santucci, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100145417 - Lice extermination system and method: Apparatus is provided for treating an infested area (27) of a subject including a housing (20) and at least one heating element coupled to the housing (20). The hearing element is configured to emit light having an emission spectrum selected from the group consisting of: visible light and infrared light,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100145418 - System for optical stimulation of target cells: Various systems and methods are implemented for controlling stimulus of a cell. One such method is implemented for optical stimulation of a cell expressing an NpHR ion pump. The method includes the step of providing a sequence of stimuli to the cell. Each stimulus increases the probability of depolarization events... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100145419 - Photodynamic therapy light source: A photodynamic therapy light source for treating skin conditions comprising a light source (10), a filter wheel (24), a light guide (60), a camera (70) and a control unit (40) for controlling the source. A substance, which is absorbed by particular cells, is applied to an area of the patient.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100145420 - Method and apparatus for generating a localized heating: A method and apparatus for generating a localized heating are provided, the method comprising: transmitting a spatially localized or shaped electromagnetic field via a plurality of coils to a subject and generating magnetic resonance signals; performing magnetic resonance imaging based on the magnetic resonance signals to generate an image of... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100145421 - Therapeutic cooling and/or heating system including a thermo-conductive material: In general, the present invention incorporates a cooling or heating wrap having internal channels to circulate a chilled or warmed fluid, with one or more layers of a thermo-conductive material to eliminate air pockets or gaps between the wrap and a human or animal body part. The thermo-conductive material may... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100145425 - Electrode for stimulating cranial nerves and substrate comprising the same: An electrode for stimulating cranial nerves comprising a glass fiber having first and second holes, and a metal wire disposed in the first hole.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100145426 - Medical device electrical lead design for preventing transmittance of unsafe currents to a patient: An electrical lead including a conductor assembly, an electrode, and a thermally sensitive material. The conductor assembly has one or more conductors. The electrode is in electrical communication with one of the conductors and has an outer contact adapted for contacting adjacent body tissue of a patient. The thermally sensitive... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100145423 - Medical electrical lead with insert-molded electrode sub-assembly: A medical electrical lead that includes a lead body and at least one tubular electrode sub-assembly positioned over and attached to the external surface of the lead body. The lead body includes at least one elongated conductive element, such as a cable, that is electrically connected to a coiled electrode... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100145422 - Method for manufacturing an implantable electronic device: A method of manufacturing an implantable electronic device, including: providing a silicon wafer; building a plurality of layers coupled to the wafer including an oxide layer coupled to the silicon wafer; a first reactive parylene layer coupled to the oxide layer, an electrode layer coupled to the first reactive parylene... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100145424 - Method for treatment of an intervertebral disc: The present disclosure is directed to methods for relieving pain associated with an intervertebral disc having a disc nucleus pulposus and an outer annulus fibrosus surrounding the nucleus pulposus. The method includes the steps of providing an elongated thermal or electromagnetic probe member having a flexible guidable region adjacent the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100145427 - Methods and apparatus for effectuating a lasting change in a neural-function of a patient: The following disclosure describes several methods and apparatus for intracranial electrical stimulation to treat or otherwise effectuate a change in neural-functions of a patient. Certain embodiments of methods in accordance with the invention electrically stimulate the brain at a stimulation site where neuroplasticity is occurring or is expected to occur.... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20100145428 - Method of using spinal cord stimulation to treat neurological disorders or conditions: The present invention involves methods and systems for using electrical stimulation to treat neurological disorders. More particularly, the method comprises surgically implanting an electrical stimulation lead that is in communication with spinal nervous tissue associated with a first, second, or third cervical vertebral segment to result in spinal nervous tissue... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100137926 - Technique for adjusting the locus of excitation of electrically excitable tissue: The locus of electrically excitable tissue where action potentials are induced can be controlled using the physiological principle of electrotonus. In one embodiment, first and second pulses are applied to first and second electrodes, respectively, to generate first and second subthreshold potential areas, respectively, within the tissue. The locus within... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100137927 - Multifunctional cardiac pacemaker system: A pacemaker system 100 includes a pacemaker device 160, cardiac leads 120 and 150, guide catheter 110, an ultrasound transmitter 133 and an ultrasound receiver 130. Cardiac lead 150 is implanted in the right atrium (RA) 82 and includes an electrode 152 at its distal end that is actively fixed... Agent: Akc Patents
20100137928 - Implantable lead: A highly flexible implantable lead that offers improved flexibility, fatigue life and fatigue and abrasion resistance improved reliability, effective electrode tissue contact with a small diameter and low risk of tissue damage during extraction. In one embodiment the lead is provided with both defibrillation electrodes and pacing/sensing electrodes. For defibrillation/pacing... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20100137929 - Implantable medical device including a plurality of lead connection assemblies: An implantable medical device (IMD) may include at least two separate lead connection assemblies, each with electrical connectors for connecting implantable leads to the IMD. In some examples, a IMD may include a first therapy module configured to generate a first electrical stimulation therapy and a second therapy module configured... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137930 - Subcutaneous electrode with improved contact shape for transthoracic conduction: One embodiment of the present invention provides a lead electrode assembly for use with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator subcutaneously implanted outside the ribcage between the third and twelfth ribs comprising the electrode.... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20100137931 - Implantable cardiac device with dyspnea measurement: Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems employing dyspnea measurement. An implantable cardiac device may sense transthoracic impedance and determine a patient activity level. An index indicative of pulmonary function is implantably computed to detect an episode of dyspnea based on a change, trend, and/or value exceeding a threshold at... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100137932 - Method and apparatus for optimizing electrical stimulation parameters using heart rate variability: A cardiac rhythm management system modulates the delivery of pacing and/or autonomic neurostimulation pulses based on heart rate variability (HRV). An HRV parameter being a measure of the HRV is produced to indicate a patient's cardiac condition, based on which the delivery of pacing and/or autonomic neurostimulation pulses is started,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100137933 - Cardiac rhythm management system with optimization of cardiac performance using heart rate: A method of optimizing inter-site delay is disclosed for a cardiac rhythm management device that includes a dual chamber pacemaker, especially designed for treating congestive heart failure by pacing a plurality of sites. A microcontroller is operative to adjust the pacing mode and inter-site delay of the pacemaker so as... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100137934 - Adapter, adapter retail unit and system of the adapter, an implantable medical electronic device and an electrode line: An adapter for temporary sterile electric connection of an implantable medical electronic device to an electrode line that is to be connected to the implantable medical electronic device during implantation for undistorted transmission of measured values detectable on the electrode line to the device.... Agent: Dalina Patent Group
20100137935 - Lv threshold measurement and capture management: The invention provides methods and apparatus for determining in a non-tracking pacing mode (e.g., DDI/R, VVI/R) whether a ventricular pacing stimulus is capturing a paced ventricle, including some or all of the following aspects. For example, increasing a ventricular pacing rate a nominal amount to an overdrive pacing rate higher... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137936 - Intravascular medical device: An implantable medical device is configured so that all of the major components including a housing and attached leads are disposed within the vasculature of a patient. A tether extends from the housing of the device to an implant location where the tether is secured to tissue outside of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137937 - Modulation and analysis of cerebral perfusion in epilepsy and other neurological disorders: A system including an implantable neurostimulator device capable of modulating cerebral blood flow to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders. In one embodiment, the system is capable of modulating cerebral blood flow (also referred to as cerebral perfusion) in response to measurements and other observed conditions. Perfusion may be increased... Agent: Law Offices Of Edward B. Weller
20100137940 - Method for directed intranasal administration of a composition: Methods, kits, apparatus, and compositions for inhibiting a cerebral neurovascular disorder, a muscular headache, or cerebral inflammation in a human patient are provided. The methods comprise intranasally administering to the patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising a local anesthetic, and preferably a long-acting local anesthetic ingredient. A composition useful for practicing... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100137939 - Percutaneous continual electro-acupuncture stimulation for in vivo and in situ tissue engineering: The invention includes an electro-acupuncture stimulation system for in vivo and in situ analgesia and tissue repair and regeneration. Electrodes, which can be acupuncture needles, are percutaneously implanted that deliver a pulsed electrical current that creates an electrical field, which envelopes the targeted tissue and restores cell-generating homeostasis to the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100137938 - Selective stimulation systems and signal parameters for medical conditions: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100137941 - Transformable speech processor module for a hearing prosthesis: An external component of a cochlear implant hearing system. The external component includes a speech processor module operable in a stand-alone mode of operation and a body-worn mode of operation, a protective case configured to have said speech processor module removably mounted therein; and an operational mode controller configured to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100137942 - Transformable speech processor module for a hearing prosthesis: A method for operating an external component of a cochlear implant hearing system. The external component includes a speech processor module operable in a stand-alone mode of operation and a body-worn mode of operation, and a protective case. The method includes operating the speech processor module in the stand-alone mode,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100137944 - Method and apparatus for determining relative positioning between neurostimulation leads: A method and medical system for operating two leads disposed adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first one of a pair of electrodes respectively carried by the two leads is activated to generate an electrical field within the tissue. An electrical parameter in response to the generated electrical... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137943 - Method and apparatus for identifying middle lead in a tri-lead configuration: A method and medical system for operating three electrodes electrically coupled to three proximal contacts carried by three lead bodies is provided. The electrodes are implanted adjacent tissue of a patient and include a middle electrode and a pair of electrodes flanking the middle electrode. Electrical energy is conveyed between... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137945 - Automated verification of mri compatibility of active implantable medical device: A system may include a processor configured to automatically obtain magnetic resonance imaging compatibility information relating to compatibility of an active implantable medical device implantable in a patient with an MRI modality from at least two information sources. The processor may also be configured to automatically determine compatibility of the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100137947 - Patient programmer with automated mri compatibility verification for active implantable medical device: A system may include an active implantable medical device implantable in a body of a patient and a patient programmer for the AIMD. The patient programmer may be configured to obtain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility information relating to compatibility of the AIMD with an MRI modality.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100137946 - Patient-centric data collection for automated mri compatibility verification: A system may include a patient information terminal that receives magnetic resonance imaging compatibility information from a patient and a processor that automatically determines compatibility of an active implantable medical device with an magnetic resonance imaging modality based on the magnetic resonance imaging compatibility information. The magnetic resonance imaging compatibility... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100137948 - External charger with adjustable alignment indicator: Electrical energy is transcutaneously transmitted at a plurality of different frequencies to an implanted medical device. The magnitude of the transmitted electrical energy respectively measured at the plurality of frequencies. One of the frequencies is selected based on the measured magnitude of the electrical energy (e.g., the frequency at which... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137949 - Bifurcated electrical lead and method of use: A bifurcated electrical lead includes an elongated lead body having a proximal end portion, a bifurcated distal end portion, and a main body portion extending between the proximal end portion and the bifurcated distal end portion. The bifurcated distal end portion includes oppositely disposed first and second arm members. The... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100137950 - System and method for the photodynamic treatment of burns, wounds, and related skin disorders: A method including photomodulating mammalian tissue with more than one light source of narrowband, multi chromatic electromagnetic radiation, wherein at least one light source emits radiation at a wavelength corresponding to yellow light and at least one light source emits radiation corresponding to infra-red light, wherein the ratio of the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100137951 - Method and apparatus for reducing body temperature of a subject: A cooling system includes a console and a tissue cooling device such as a head-cooling device. An operator applies the head-cooling device to the head of a patient at risk for ischemic injury. The console provides a cooling fluid to a fluid circulation space located between the cooling device and... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100137952 - Apparatuses for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers. In some embodiments, parameters... Agent: Perkins Coie
20100137953 - Device for cooling: The invention relates to a cooling device, especially for cooling bodies or body parts of humans or animals, comprising at least one supporting material that contains superabsorber (SAP) which can absorb and re-dissipate moisture or liquid. The supporting material is wrapped in a covering fabric that has at least one... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100137954 - Conductive couplings, and components thereof, for medical electrical leads: The present invention is configured to provide an offset weld and crimp in a coupling component that can be located entirely within a lumen of a lead body. This end is accomplished by providing an asymmetric coupling component is provided with a crimp recess, for example a groove or a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137955 - Catheter handle assembly: A catheter handle assembly (10) includes a holder (12) having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrode sheath carrier (14) is arranged at the distal end of the holder (12) A shape imparting element carrier (16) is removably mountable to the proximal end of the holder (12), the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100137960 - Implantable neurostimulators having reduced pocket stimulation: Neurostimulators and methods of using neurostimulators are provided. The neurostimulator is implanted within a tissue pocket of a patient, and electrical energy is conveyed from the neurostimulator to stimulate a target tissue site remote from the tissue pocket. The neurostimulator has a case with which one or more electrodes are... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137961 - Implantable neurostimulators having reduced pocket stimulation: Neurostimulators and methods of using neurostimulators are provided. The neurostimulator is implanted within a tissue pocket of a patient, and electrical energy is conveyed from the neurostimulator to stimulate a target tissue site remote from the tissue pocket. The neurostimulator has a case with which one or more electrodes are... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137962 - Implantable neurostimulators having reduced pocket stimulation: Neurostimulators and methods of using neurostimulators are provided. The neurostimulator is implanted within a tissue pocket of a patient, and electrical energy is conveyed from the neurostimulator to stimulate a target tissue site remote from the tissue pocket. The neurostimulator has a case with which one or more electrodes are... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation
20100137956 - Lead adaptor having low resistance conductors and/or encapsulated housing: An implantable lead adaptor is disclosed that includes an encapsulated thermoplastic housing defining a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion has a first receptacle configured to receive a first type of connector assembly associated with a first implantable cardiac lead, and a second receptacle... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100137959 - Medical electrical lead with backfilled electrode sub-assembly: A medical electrical lead that includes a lead body and at least one tubular electrode sub-assembly positioned over and attached to the external surface of the lead body. The lead body includes at least one elongated conductive element, such as a cable, that is electrically connected to an electrode of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137958 - Medical electrical lead with embedded electrode sub-assembly: A medical electrical lead that includes a lead body and at least one tubular electrode sub-assembly positioned over and attached to the lead body. The lead body includes at least one elongated conductive element, such as a cable, that is electrically connected to a coiled electrode of the tubular electrode... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137957 - Medical implantable lead: A medical implantable lead has a proximal end and a distal end, a biostable and biocompatible polymeric header, which is arranged at the distal end and has a first tubular portion, a helical fixation element located within the first tubular portion and being extendable from a distal end of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100137963 - Method for fabrication of low-polarization implantable stimulation electrode: A method for fabricating an implantable medical electrode includes roughening the electrode substrate, applying an adhesion layer, and depositing a valve metal oxide coating over the adhesion layer under conditions optimized to minimize electrode impedance and post-pulse polarization. The electrode substrate may be a variety of electrode metals or alloys... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
20100137964 - Medical electrical lead joints and methods of manufacture: A joint between an insulative sidewall of a medical electrical lead subassembly and an underlying fluoropolymer layer includes an interfacial layer. A first section of the interfacial layer is bonded to the fluoropolymer layer and is formed by a thermoplastic fluoropolymer; a second section of the interfacial layer extends adjacent... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100137965 - Coronary sinus lead for pacing the left atrium: A method of inserting a pacing lead having a preformed shape into a coronary sinus to pace the left atrium includes providing a lead having an elongated body and proximal and tip sections. The sections are configured such that a first angle less than 90 degrees is defined between the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
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