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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110046687 - Live combined stimulation of auditory, sensory and motor functions and enhanced therapeutic and communicative applications based on advanced generation of complex electrical signals: A stimulator device is disclosed that is capable to produce and apply synchronized complex electrical stimulation signals very responsive and user friendly with interactive ability to change and derivate multiple signals or processing parameters immediately and simultaneously. The stimulator processes signals e.g. music and is typically controlled in real-time by... Agent: Raimund Naschberger
20110046688 - Common notebook, laptop computer, tablet pc, pda and cell phone with automated external defibrillator (aed) capability and methods for adapting a common notebook, laptop computer, tablet pc, pda and cell phone to enable each to be used as an automated ext: A notebook, laptop computer, tablet PC (personal computer) or desktop computer having an automated external defibrillator (AED) capability, and methods of utilizing the notebook, laptop computer or tablet PC (personal computer) defibrillator to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest. A notebook, laptop computer or tablet PC (personal computer) having the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20110046689 - Cardiac pacemaker with pacing rate monitoring: A pacing monitoring system is described for incorporation in an implantable pacemaker that monitors the pacing rate and/or cumulative pace count in order to protect a patient from excessive pacing. The system includes monitoring circuitry that is configured to operate in multiple monitoring zones, where each zone is adapted to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20110046691 - Implantable heart stimulator determining left ventricular systolic pressure: An implantable heart stimulator has an impedance measurement a cardiogenic impedance waveform using an impedance configuration arranged to measure myocardial contractility of the heart. The heart stimulator further has a calculating unit that calculates an estimate value being related to at least two impedance values of the waveform, or of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20110046690 - Systems and methods to synchronize commands sent to a multi-electrode lead (mel) with a portion of a cardiac pacing cycle: Embodiments of the present invention concern the timing of sending one or more commands to control circuitry of a multi-electrode lead (MEL). In one embodiment, the one or more commands are sent to control circuitry within the MEL during a predetermined portion of a cardiac pacing cycle to avoid potential... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20110046692 - System and method for correlation of patient health information and implant device data: A system and method for correlating health related data for display. The system includes a medical device recording data and a display producing device which correlates the data and simultaneously displays different types of data or displays two sets of the same type of data along with the circumstances at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20110046694 - Brain stimulation: A therapeutic brain stimulation system comprises at least two stimulation signal emitters generating stimulation signals from different positions towards a common target region in a patient's brain. While the signal intensity of each stimulation signal is much too low to cause stimulation, the accumulated stimulation signals cause a stimulation and,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110046693 - Deep brain stimulation device having wireless power feeding by magnetic induction: Provided is a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device having power wirelessly fed by a magnetic induction to form a rotating magnetic field using a rotating magnetic field disk installed inside a hat put on a patient and generate induced power using an induction coil plate fixed underneath a scalp of... Agent: Tolpin & Partners, PC
20110046696 - Method for neurological stimulation of peripheral nerves to treat pain: According to one embodiment, a system for neurological stimulation of peripheral nerve fibers is provided. The system includes stimulation electrodes adapted to be implanted in tissue proximate a network of peripheral nerve fibers located in and innervating a painful region of a patient's body and to deliver electrical stimulation pulses... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20110046695 - System and method for electrical stimulation of the intervertebral disc: In one embodiment, a method electrically stimulates an area in a spinal disc. The method comprises: implanting at least one steerable lead at a placement site for stimulating a spinal disc such that the lead is disposed exterior and immediately adjacent to and circumferentially along an annulus of the spinal... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20110046697 - Therapy program modification: A therapy program may be generated based on an algorithmic model of a baseline therapy field, which may represent a therapy field resulting from therapy delivery via the first therapy system based on a first therapy program. A second therapy program that controls therapy delivery by a second therapy system... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110046698 - Recovery of a wireless communication session with an implantable medical device: Techniques are described for recovery of an inadvertently lost communication session between an implantable medical device (IMD) and another device. For example, the IMD or other device may detect loss of the established communication session, attempt to reestablish the communication session on a same channel as the established communication session... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110046699 - Self-regulating transcutaneous energy transfer: A rechargeable battery system and method are disclosed, in which an implantable medical device (IMD) regulates its transfer of energy from a separate charger unit. For recharging, a charger unit is brought into proximity to the implanted device. An oscillating current is generated in a primary coil, located in the... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20110046700 - Systems and methods for altering one or more rf-response properties of electrical stimulation systems: An implantable lead includes a lead body and at least one safety element. The lead body has a distal end and a proximal end. The lead body defines at least one lumen extending along at least a portion of the lead body. The lead body includes a plurality of electrodes... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110046701 - Composition used for increasing calmodulin and method thereof: The present invention provides a composition used for increasing calmodulin and a method thereof. A far-infrared ray is released by a far-infrared releasing substance in the composition so as to induce intracellular calmodulin concentration increased in organisms. The far-infrared releasing substance consists of ceramic minerals and mainly comprises 80-99.9 wt... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20110046702 - Infrared therapy chamber: A therapeutic chamber controls the targeted application of infrared radiation according to programs tailored to conditions or areas of the body in need of treatment. Programs are provided and may also be determined or designed by a treatment administrator or subject. An embodiment utilizes groups of carbon fiber impregnated infrared... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20110046703 - Heating device for low voltage thermal therapy: This invention relates to a heating device for low voltage thermal therapy in which a heating layer is provided on the protector body and a lead wire is extended from the heating layer, a terminal being provided on the lead wire which is connected with the terminal of a thermostat.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20110046704 - Inflatable thermal neonatal blanket: i
20110046705 - System and method for treating urinary tract disorders: A method, device, and system for treatment of urinary tract disorders is provided. The device includes a catheter having multiple lumens for insertion into a urinary bladder and for providing fluid flow within the bladder and within the fluid reservoir within the urethra. The device further includes an anchor to... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20110046707 - Mri compatible electrode circuit: An MRI compatible electrode circuit construct is provided. The construct includes at least two filter components constructed from an electrode wire. One filter component may be a resonant LC filter at or near an electrode/wire interface that resolves the issue of insufficient attenuation by effectively blocking the RF induced current... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20110046706 - Systems and methods for disposing one or more layers of material between lead conductor segments of electrical stimulation systems: An implantable lead includes a lead body having a plurality of electrodes disposed on a distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed on a proximal end, and a plurality of conductors, each conductor electrically coupling at least one of the electrodes to at least one of the terminals. At least... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110046708 - Apparatus for converting excess carbohydrates: An apparatus is disclosed for converting excess carbohydrates present in body fluids of a mammal. The apparatus may be placed in the digestive tract of the mammal, or in contact with body fluids such as blood or lymph. The apparatus comprises electrodes for converting monosaccharides to electric energy.... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu02/17/2011 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110040343 - Switched diverter circuits for minimizing heating of an implanted lead in a high power electromagnetic field environment: An energy management system that facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy induced on an implanted lead or a leadwire includes an energy dissipating surface associated with the implanted lead or the leadwire, a diversion or diverter circuit associated with the energy dissipating surface, and at least one switch for... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20110040344 - Myocardial infarction treatment system with electronic repositioning: Methods and devices for treating a blockage in the coronary arterial system are provided. Some blockages in the coronary arterial system restrict the blood flow to a portion of the heart, causing ischemia or infarction. Such blockages may be treated by displacing, removing and/or breaking up the blockage, which allows... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20110040345 - Electromechanical delay (emd) monitoring devices, systems and methods: Provided herein are implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring a patient's electromechanical delay (EMD). Paced cardiac events are caused by delivering sufficient pacing stimulation to cause capture to the patient's heart. A cardiogenic impedance (CI) signal, indicative of cardiac contractile activity in response to the pacing stimulation... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc
20110040346 - Method for scheduling atrial-ventricular conduction checks in minimum ventricular pacing: A medical device and associated method deliver cardiac pacing in a dual chamber pacing mode and schedule an atrial-ventricular (AV) conduction check during the dual chamber pacing mode to detect the presence of AV conduction. If AV conduction is detected during the scheduled AV conduction check, the medical device switches... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110040347 - Integrated lead for applying cardiac resynchronization therapy and neural stimulation therapy: An embodiment includes a main lead assembly having a proximal portion adapted for connection to a device and a distal portion adapted for placement in a coronary sinus, the distal portion terminating in a distal end for placement proximal a left ventricle. Additionally, the main lead assembly includes a left... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20110040348 - Dorsal column stimulation therapy: In some examples, the disclosure relates to system, devices, and techniques for delivering dorsal column stimulation. One or more locations for dorsal column stimulation may be identified based on sensed signals evoked by delivery of stimulation to a dorsal root and/or peripheral nerve of a patient. In some examples, an... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20110040350 - Fsk telemetry for cochlear implant: An apparatus for stimulating a sensory organ includes an external portion and an internal portion. The external portion is configured for wireless transmission of an FSK signal having encoded therein information indicative of sensory stimuli. The internal portion, which is in data communication with the external portion, is configured for... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20110040351 - System and method to define target volume for stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves: One embodiment provides a computer-implemented method that includes storing a volume of tissue activation (VTA) data structure that is derived from analysis of a plurality of patients. Patient data is received for a given patient, the patient data representing an assessment of a patient condition. The VTA data structure is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040352 - Therapy program modification based on an energy threshold: A therapy program is modified to decompose a therapy field generated by therapy delivery by a medical device according to a therapy program into a plurality of subfields based on a comparison between an energy associated with the therapy program and a threshold value. The therapy field defined by the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110040353 - Therapy program modification based on an energy threshold: A therapy program is modified to decompose an electrical stimulation signal defined by the therapy program into a plurality of sub-signals based on a comparison between an energy associated with the stimulation signal and a threshold value. An electrical stimulation signal defined by a therapy program may be decomposed into... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110040354 - System and method for recovery from memory errors in a medical device: A system comprising an implantable medical device that comprises a memory circuit, a radiation detector circuit configured to detect a condition correlative to a high-energy radiation level that exceeds a background radiation level, and a controller circuit. The control circuit checks memory locations for errors using a first rate of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20110040357 - Coiled light diffuser for irradiation of biological tissue with light beam and light-diffusing device comprising the same: Specifically, a coiled light diffuser consisting of a portion for attachment to an optical fiber and a portion for diffusing light transmitted from an optical fiber, which is attached to a light transmission end of an optical fiber for diffusing light transmitted from the optical fiber in a direction differing... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110040356 - Methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy: Methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy are disclosed herein. A method for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy includes determining which hemisphere of the brain requires treatment using lateral visual field stimulation (LVFS) and applying light energy to the hemisphere of the brain to treat the psychiatric disorder... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20110040355 - Phototherapy mask: A phototherapy mask uses optical fibers coupled to LEDs to irradiate a treated epidermal skin area on or around a person's face with specific wavelengths of light in selected dosages (J/cm2). Peripheral configuration of LEDs on the mask eliminates problems of heat dissipation, and multi-mode optical fiber is employed for... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20110040358 - Portable semiconductor diode laser for medical treatment: Semiconductor lasers, in which the laser diode output is used directly for medical treatment, can be compact, lightweight and efficient. Lasers operating in the relatively “eye-safe” window of about 1350-1600 nm can be used to treat wounds and diseases of the skin and other organs, for example to cut, ablate... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20110040359 - Portable apparatus and method for the administration of heat exchange in the lungs of a mammal: An apparatus and method for the delivery and removal of a biocompatible liquid to and from the lungs of a mammal, comprising an ice water container adapted for containing ice water; a biocompatible liquid tank disposed within the ice water container, with the tank adapted for containing a biocompatible liquid;... Agent: Jay P. Hendrickson
20110040360 - Pain-relief wrap: A pain-relief wrap comprising a plurality of pouch members and a pair of elastic members. Each pouch member comprises a first end portion, a second end portion, a pouch section enclosing at least one pain relieving medium, a first loop, and a second loop. Each of the pair of elastic... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a
20110040361 - Cosmetic and dermatological cryotherapy device: A dermatological device for cooling the skin comprised of an ice pack and a heat conductive shield configured to operate as an aseptic separator between said skin and the ice pack and to conduct heat from the skin to the ice pack. This invention is also a method of cooling... Agent: George S. Levy
20110040362 - Methods of treating the sacroiliac region of a patient's body: Methods of treating the sacroiliac region of a patient's body by delivering energy are described. In some embodiments, the method comprises the steps of: inserting at least one probe into the sacroiliac region, the probe comprising at least one energy delivery device: positioning the at least one energy delivery device... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20110040363 - Electrode layout method of heart treatment apparatus: The purpose is to shorten the operation time required for implanting a heart treatment apparatus into a body by simplifying the lead setting while allowing both heart stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation. There is provided an electrode layout method of a heart treatment apparatus, comprising: upon installation of the heart... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20110040364 - Electrode assembly having a flexible tip: A cochlear implant electrode assembly device comprising an elongate electrode carrier member, a stiffening element, and a stiffening sheath that at least partially envelops the elongate member. The member is made of a resiliently flexible first material and has a plurality of electrodes mounted thereon. The member has a first... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP02/10/2011 > 22 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110034964 - Integrated circuit implementation and fault control system, device, and method: Apparatus and methods enable robust, reliable control for implantable medical devices, including cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices. Integrated circuits in the devices have minimized interfaces, can derive power from the interface signals, and have high voltage and latch-up protection. A device lead has a power generation circuit and... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20110034965 - Cermet-containing bushing for an implantable medical device: One aspect relates to an electrical bushing for an implantable medical device, having an annulus-like holding element for holding the electrical bushing in the implantable medical device, whereby the holding element includes a through-opening, at least one elongated conduction element extends through the through-opening, and an insulation element for forming... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20110034966 - Electrical bushing for an implantable medical device: One aspect relates to an electrical bushing for an implantable medical device, having an annulus-like holding element for holding the electrical bushing in the implantable medical device, whereby the holding element includes a through-opening, at least one elongated conducting wire extends through the through-opening, and an insulation element for forming... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20110034968 - Controlled vagal blockage therapy: A method for treating at least one of a plurality of disorders characterized at least in part by vagal activity includes positioning an electrode around a body organ innervated by the vagus. An electrical signal is applied to the electrode to modulate vagal activity. The electrical signal is applied at... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20110034967 - Gastrointestinal electrical stimulation: The disclosure provides a method of treatment for obesity, in an individual in need thereof, by administering electrical stimulation at dual sites in the gastrointestinal tract. The electrical stimulations are administered by positioning bipolar stimulatory electrodes in contact with the gastric and dudenol cavities, along afferent vagal neural pathways, in... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20110034969 - Electrode array for a cochlear implant: Disclosed is an electrode having a conducting wire and an electrode contact for a medical implant, the electrode being at least partially formed by Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). Also disclosed are medical implants using the electrodes disclosed, as well as methods of manufacture of the electrode and medical implants. In one... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20110034970 - Neurostimulation lead and system and methods of making and using: A lead includes an outer tube body, an inner tube body, conductors, and electrodes. A portion of the inner tube body may be disposed in the outer tube body lumen. The conductors are optionally partially disposed within the inner tube body lumen, wherein a distal end of each conductor extends... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110034971 - System and method for controlling and adjusting interstitial photodynamic light therapy parameters: A method and system for controlling and adjusting light in interstitial photodynamic light therapy (IPDT) in a subject is disclosed. More particularly, a method for controlling the light in interstitial tumor photodynamic light therapy is described using calculation method for determination of status of tissue during the PDT treatment. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110034972 - Therapeutic light-emitting device: An ambulatory device for use in a therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment, the device comprises an organic light-emitting semiconductor which, in use, covers an area to be treated and emits electromagnetic radiation to cause said therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of the area. The light source may be extensive to provide uniform... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20110034973 - Medical laser apparatus with output beam homogenizer: A medical laser apparatus with a beam homogenizer for producing a uniform output beam profile. The beam homogenizer comprises a light pipe which expands the laser beam and mixes the laser light through total internal reflection as well as an optical diffuser to provide further control of the intensity distribution... Agent: Bwt Property, Inc.
20110034974 - Hyperthermia devices and their uses with nanoparticles: A hyperthermia device comprising a generator of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, an amplifier of this signal, a transmitter of the electromagnetic field generated, and a direct temperature measurement system is disclosed for use with one or more nanoparticles capable of dissipating the energy of the applied electromagnetic field in the form... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20110034975 - Methods and apparatus for repairing and/or replacing intervertebral disc components and promoting healing: Disclosed embodiments provide for treatment of the anulus fibrosus (AF) and intevertebral disc (IVD), including herniated discs, anular tears of the disc, or disc degeneration, while enabling surgeons to contain blood, fluid, proteins, or other materials that are placed into or migrate into or near defective regions of the spine.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20110034976 - Drug delivery: A method and apparatus of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20110034981 - Apparatus for securing a therapy delivery device within a burr hole and method for making same: Apparatus for securing a therapy delivery device relative to a burr hole and method for making same. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a base for seating in or near the burr hole. The apparatus may further include a stabilizer that may be engaged with the therapy delivery device. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110034977 - Implantable electrode array assembly including a carrier for supporting the electrodes and control modules for regulating operation of the electrodes embedded in the carrier, and method of making same: An implantable electrode array that includes multiple spaced apart electrodes to which current can be individually sourced and sunk. The array includes a carrier that supports the electrodes. One or more control modules that source current to or sink current from the electrodes are disposed in recesses within the carrier.... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation
20110034979 - Implantable medical device lead incorporating insulated coils formed as inductive bandstop filters to reduce lead heating during mri: To provide radio-frequency (RF) bandstop filtering within an implantable lead, such as a pacemaker lead, one or more segments of the tip and ring conductors of the lead are formed as insulated coils to function as inductive band stop filters. By forming segments of the conductors into insulated coils, a... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110034982 - Medical implantable lead and method for connecting a medical implantable lead to an organ: In a medical implantable lead of the type adapted to be implanted into a human or animal body for monitoring and/or controlling of an organ inside the body and a method for connecting such a lead to an organ in the human or animal body, lead a fixation arrangement at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20110034980 - Polymer compression joining in implantable lead: Implantable medical leads and methods of forming such leads are disclosed. An implantable medical lead includes a lead body, a swage base coupled to the lead body, and a polymeric member interposed at least in part between the swage base and at least one rigid component of the lead such... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)
20110034978 - Systems and methods for coupling coiled conductors to conductive contacts of an electrical stimulation system: An implantable lead includes an elongated member. A plurality of electrodes are disposed on a distal end of the elongated member. A plurality of terminals are disposed on a proximal end of the elongated member. Each of a plurality of conductors electrically couples at least one of the electrodes to... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110034984 - Device for the defibrillation of a heart: In a device (1) for the defibrillation of a heart (2) with an implantable cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator (3), the defibrillation electrode (4) is arranged on the stimulation electrode (5), with the stimulation electrode enclosing the defibrillation electrode. In order to be able to remove the defibrillation electrode without a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20110034983 - Implantable medical device lead incorporating a conductive sheath surrounding insulated coils to reduce lead heating during mri: A conducting sheath is provided along at least a portion of an implantable medical device lead, and preferably along substantially its entire length, for mitigating heating problems arising during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures, particularly problems arising due to a problem described herein as the “coiling effect.” During device implant,... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110034985 - Bipolar screw-in lead: An implantable active fixation lead includes an outer sheath, a protector member having a peripheral surface extending between its distal and proximal end surfaces with a helical groove formed in the peripheral surface, and a fixation helix integral with the outer sheath. The fixation helix includes a tip end engageable... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.02/03/2011 > 32 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110029028 - Machining of enclosures for implantable medical devices: Enclosures for implantable medical devices are machined from biocompatible materials using processes such as electric discharge machining and/or milling. Material is machined to create an enclosure. The enclosure may include an enclosure sleeve that has top and bottom caps added where the enclosure sleeve is machined either as a whole... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029027 - Medical device surface electrode: Structures and methods relating to electrodes for incorporation into a feedthrough with a profile adapted for subcutaneous sensing of physiologic and cardiac signals. Electrode assemblies are adapted for integration with feedthroughs and provide reliable insulation from the implantable medical device housing. Various structures and manufacturing processes are implemented to provide... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029031 - Bimodal hearing prosthesis: A bimodal hearing prosthesis for rehabilitating the hearing of a recipient. The hearing prosthesis comprises: a sound processing unit configured to process a received sound signal; and an implantable bimodal stimulation system, comprising: a mechanical stimulation arrangement configured to generate waves of fluid motion in a recipient's inner ear fluid... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20110029029 - Implantable pacemaker device that uses impedance cardiography: An implantable pacemaker that uses impedance cardiography to measure intrathoracic impedance and then transmit impedance data to an external PC based analyzer for accurate calculation of cardiac output, and a method for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy using the pacemaker are disclosed.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20110029030 - Methods and compositions for treating a disease condition in a subject: Methods for treating a disease condition in a subject are provided. The subject methods are characterizing by enhancing at least one symptom of the disease condition in a manner effective to cause the subject to mount a compensatory response effective to treat the disease condition. Also provided are compositions, kits... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20110029032 - Cardioverter-defibrillator having a focused shocking area and orientation thereof: One embodiment of the present invention provides an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for subcutaneous positioning between the third rib and the twelfth rib within a patient, the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator including a housing; an electrical circuit located within the housing; a first electrode coupled to the electrical circuit and located on the... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Law Group, PLLC
20110029033 - Terminating tachyarrhythmias: This disclosure is directed to techniques for treating tachyarrhythmias, such as atrial or ventricular fibrillation, in which a number of electrodes are employed to deliver electrical stimulation to a patient's heart in a manner designed to terminate the tachyarrhythmia episode.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029034 - Algorithm to modulate atrial-ventricular delay and rate response based on autonomic function: An implantable medical device and associated method provide atrial pacing and measure an atrial ventricular (AV) delay. An autonomic function index is computed using the AV delay. The autonomic function index may be compiled in a medical report. In some embodiments, the autonomic function index is used to adjust atrial... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029035 - Ventricular cardiac stimulator: An implantable cardiac stimulator includes at least one first sensing unit for detecting intrinsic cardiac activities of a first ventricle, at least one ventricular stimulation unit for stimulating a second ventricle, and a stimulation control unit connected to the first sensing unit. The stimulation unit processed output signals of the... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20110029036 - Co-fired electrical feedthroughs for implantable medical devices having a shielded rf conductive path and impedance matching: A co-fired electrical feedthrough for an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided having a shielded radio frequency (RF) conductive path. The feedthrough includes a monolithic structure derived from one or more layers of dielectric material and a conductive pathway extending through the monolithic structure for communicating RF signals into and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029037 - Methods of treating medical conditions by transvascular neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system: The present invention is directed to a method for treating a gastrointestinal condition by transvascular neuromodulation of a target site of the autonomic nervous system and preferably a target site in communication with a sympathetic nerve chain. A method for treating a gastrointestinal condition via transvascular neuromodulation incorporating a closed-loop... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20110029038 - Determining a neuromodulation treatment regimen in response to contactlessly acquired information: Described embodiments include a system, an apparatus, and a method. A described system includes a sensor device configured to sense a property of a mammal without physically contacting the mammal. The system also includes a signal generator configured to generate a signal indicative of the sensed property of the mammal.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029039 - Intracranial electrical seizure therapy (icest): A method and system for administering intracranial electroconvulsive therapy are described. The method includes implanting an electrode at a target site in the brain, the electrode being connected to a controller; configuring the controller to deliver an electrical stimulus sufficient to induce a seizure that starts at the target site... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)
20110029040 - Linked area parameter adjustment for spinal cord stimulation and associated systems and methods: Systems and methods for managing pain in a patient using an electrical waveform that link the modulation of a waveform parameter for different areas of a patient. One embodiment in a system for managing pain in a patient comprises an electric device configured to be implanted into the patient and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110029041 - Hearing prosthesis with an implantable microphone system: A hearing prosthesis including an implantable housing containing a detector, the hearing prosthesis further including a light source, a fiber optical waveguide extending from the implantable housing in light communication with the light source and the detector, and an interferometer connected to the fiber optical waveguide and located outside of... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20110029042 - Lead assemblies with one or more switching networks: Exemplary lead assemblies include a lead body having a plurality of conductor wires embedded therein, a plurality of electrode contacts at least partially disposed on an outer surface of the lead body, and a plurality of switching networks each configured to control an operation of one or more of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110029043 - Rfid-enabled aimd programmer system for identifying mri compatibility of implanted leads: An RFID tag is associated with an implantable lead, its sensing or therapy delivery electrode, or a patient, for identifying the MRI compatibility of the implantable lead and/or the presence of a bandstop filter and its attendant characteristics. An RFID-enabled AIMD external telemetry programmer transmits an electromagnetic signal to establish... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20110029045 - Galvanic vestibular stimulation system and method of use for simulation, directional cueing, and alleviating motion-related sickness: The present invention relates to systems and techniques for stimulating a user. For example, materials and methods for manipulating nystagmus and the related vestibular system with coupling of galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) and visual cueing are provided herein. Use of GVS within the present invention may be applied to simulation,... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman
20110029044 - Stimulating a nervous system component of a mammal in response to contactlessly acquired information: Described embodiments include a system, an apparatus, and a method. A described system includes a sensor device configured to sense a property of a mammal without physically contacting the mammal. The system also includes a signal generator configured to generate a signal indicative of the sensed property of the mammal.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029046 - Control circuit for flash lamps or the like: The control circuit comprises a charge pathway for charging a capacitor, and a discharge pathway for discharging the capacitor to a flash lamp, the charge pathway comprising a path including a sequence of conductors and electronic components which are common to and shared with part of the discharge pathway. The... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC
20110029047 - Heating element: A heating element has an exothermic composition that generates heat by contact with air. The exothermic composition is sealed in an air-permeable bag that has an outer face made of a fibrous sheet. The air-permeable bag is formed of a laminate obtained by layering a resin film on the fibrous... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20110029048 - Compliant balloon: A cryogenic medical device is provided, including a catheter body defining a proximal portion and a distal portion; a expandable treatment element on the distal portion of the catheter body; a plurality of granules disposed within the expandable treatment element; an encapsulation member surrounding the plurality of granules, the encapsulating... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20110029049 - Image-guided thermotherapy based on selective tissue thermal treatment: Devices and techniques for thermotherapy based on optical imaging.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)
20110029050 - Intra-ventricular brain cooling catheter: A method for cooling of a brain with localized hypothermia allowing for maintenance of the core body temperature is achieved by positioning a cooling catheter within a ventricular cavity of the brain. The cooling catheter includes an inlet channel and an outlet channel providing for a closed flow of a... Agent: Welsh Flaxman & Gitler LLC
20110029051 - Upper body thermal relief apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for relieving nausea being an enclosure formed from a plurality of layers of single sheets being joined along the periphery thereof. The enclosure has a main quadrilateral portion with a left elongated extension extending from the top of the left side of the main quadrilateral portion... Agent: Michael G. Cameron
20110029052 - Lead splitter for an electrical stimulation system and systems and methods for making and using: A splitter for an electrical stimulation system includes a junction having a proximal end and a distal end. An elongated proximal member extends from the proximal end of the junction. The proximal member includes a plurality of terminals disposed on a proximal end of the proximal member. A plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110029054 - Method for fabricating a stimulation lead to reduce mri heating and a stimulation lead for use within mri systems: In one embodiment, a stimulation lead comprises: a lead body of insulative material surrounding a plurality of conductors; a plurality of electrodes; and a plurality of terminals, the plurality of terminals electrically coupled to the plurality of electrodes through the plurality of conductors; wherein each conductor of the plurality of... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
20110029053 - Modular electrode and insertion tool: Disclosed is a modular system for providing electrical stimulation to a patient's body, in which a first modular electrode section has a contoured back end configured to engage with a contoured front end of another electrode section or a tool that may be used to place the first modular electrode... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone
20110029055 - Spiral lead: An implantable medical lead includes a lead body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a spiral segment between the proximal end and the distal end. The spiral segment has a center, a proximal beginning point and a distal ending point. The proximal beginning point is closer to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029056 - Expandable systems for medical electrical stimulation: A medical system for electrical stimulation includes a first column of electrodes, a second column of electrodes, an expandable member disposed between first and second columns, and an expansion mechanism adapted to transmit an externally applied pressure to the expandable member. The pressure expands the expandable member in order to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110029057 - Implantable catheter lead or electrode lead: An implantable catheter lead or electrode lead includes an elongated flexible lead body with the fixation means attached to the lead body, for the purpose of effecting fixation of the catheter lead or electrode lead in a predetermined position within a vessel or a bodily cavity of a patient. A... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20110029058 - Wettable structures including conductive fibers and apparatus including the same: An apparatus including a wettable structure and a plurality of conductive fibers carried by the wettable structure.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLPPrevious industry: Surgery
Next industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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