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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application August inventions list 08/11Below 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. 08/25/2011 > 26 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110208257 - Cranial electrostimulation method, equipment and electrode unit: A method of conducting cranial electrostimulation on a patient is provided as well as equipment therefore. Suitable electrodes are attached to the head of the patient and electrostimulation currents are created in response to pulses applied to the electrodes. Multiple electrodes are employed and the electrostimulation currents are caused to... Agent: To Be First Ag
20110208258 - Method for capturing the changes induced in an initial crystal structure by the action of the acoustic and electromagnetic fields of a biological medium and a device for carrying out said method, method for duplicating the changes in the initial crystal s: A method for capturing the changes induced by the action of acoustic and electromagnetic fields of a biological medium using a crystal whose structure comprises at least one semiconductor junction is offered. The crystal is positioned on an insulating plate which is in direct contact with the biological medium, and... Agent:
20110208259 - Defibrillator/monitor system having a pod with leads capable of wirelessly communicating: A modular external defibrillator system in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: a base containing a defibrillator to deliver a defibrillation shock to a patient, (b) one or more pods each connectable to a patient via patient lead cables to collect at least... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20110208260 - Rate responsive leadless cardiac pacemaker: A leadless cardiac pacemaker comprises a housing, a plurality of electrodes coupled to an outer surface of the housing, and a pulse delivery system hermetically contained within the housing and electrically coupled to the electrode plurality, the pulse delivery system configured for sourcing energy internal to the housing, generating and... Agent: Nanostim, Inc.
20110208261 - Systems and methods for assessing and reprogramming sensing vectors for use with an implantable cardiac rhythm management device: Techniques are provided for use with a pacemaker or other implantable medical device capable of sensing electrical signals along a set of programmable sensing vectors. In one example, electrical cardiac signals are sensed within a patient using a primary sensing vector connected to a primary sensing channel for use in... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110208262 - Lead-carried proximal electrode for quadripolar transthoracic impedance monitoring: An implantable medical device (IMD) provides quadripolar transthoracic impedance measurement capability by forming at least one of the two electrodes associated with the canister of the device on a lead proximate the canister.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110208263 - System and method for treating parkinson's disease and other movement disorders: Systems and methods for treating movement disorders using cortical stimulation. In one embodiment, a method for treating movement disorders comprises determining a site at the cortex of the brain of a patient related to a movement disorder of an afflicted body part. The site can be determined by obtaining a... Agent:
20110208264 - Systems and methods for automatically optimizing stimulus parameters and electrode configurations for neuro-stimulators: Methods and devices for automatically optimizing the stimulus parameters and/or the configuration of electrodes to provide neural stimulation to a patient. In one embodiment, a system includes an electrode array having an implantable support member configured to be implanted into the patient and a plurality of therapy electrodes carried by... Agent:
20110208265 - Multi-programmable trial stimulator: Disclosed are systems and methods which provide trial stimulators suited for use interoperatively and during patient trial. Trial stimulator embodiments provide a patient interface and/or clinician interface which appears and functions substantially the same as an interface of a pulse generator controller which will be used after a trial period.... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20110208266 - Apparatus for applying electrical current to a user's leg muscles: The invention relates to apparatus for applying electrical current to the quadriceps muscle. The apparatus is in the form of a garment (to be worn on a user's thigh) having a integrated programmable stimulation device including integral electronics, LCD display, user controls and a battery. To ensure accurate and repeatable... Agent: Bio-medical Research Limited
20110208267 - Removable implantable battery positioned inside implant coil: An implantable component of a prosthesis comprising of at least one powered component; at least one antenna coil contained within an electrically insulating surround; and an electrical storage element for powering at least one powered component, the electrical storage element being positionable within a support area of the surround, the... Agent:
20110208268 - System and method for power-on-reset detection and decoding: Systems, methods and devices are provided for automatically detecting and classifying power-on-reset (POR) events occurring in medical devices. Data regarding the operating parameters of the medical device is communicated to a remote server where a POR detection algorithm is operated to detect whether a POR event occurred in the medical... Agent:
20110208269 - Battery protection and zero-volt battery recovery system for an implantable medical device: Circuitry useable to protect and reliably charge a rechargeable battery, even from a zero-volt state, is disclosed, and is particularly useful when employed in an implantable medical device. The circuit includes two charging paths, a first path for trickle charging the battery at a relatively low current when the battery... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110208271 - Dynamic nerve stimulation employing frequency modulation: Described are apparatus and methods for electrically modulating a nerve in a mammal. An electrical signal that includes a signal intensity pattern and a signal frequency pattern is delivered to a nerve. The combination of the signal intensity pattern and the signal frequency pattern is effective to result in weight... Agent:
20110208270 - Swallowable capsule and method for stimulating incretin production within the intestinal tract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many embodiments provide a method and apparatus for the treatment of diabetes by electrically stimulating L-cells to secrete incretins to stimulate or... Agent: Incube Labs, LLC
20110208272 - Skin treatment with electromagnetic or mechanical waveform energy: A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to reduce or eliminate Xray or ultraviolet radiation damage to the... Agent:
20110208273 - Device and method for regenerative therapy by high intensity laser therapy: A method of high intensity laser treatment for stimulating regeneration of living biological tissue in a patient by applying a pulsed laser beam to a skin of the patient in need of the treatment.... Agent: Ei.en. S.p.a
20110208274 - Low aspect ratio diffusing fiber tip: A kit for treating an antimicrobial resistant biological contaminate at a treatment site is disclosed which includes a diffuser tip adapted to receive near infrared therapeutic light from a light delivery system and diffuse the light to illuminate at least a portion of the treatment site; a quantity of an... Agent: Nomir Medical Technologies Inc
20110208275 - Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient: Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient comprises an enclosure defining an interior space for receiving at least a portion of a patient's body therein. The enclosure is constructed for transferring a heat transfer liquid into direct contact with the portion of the patient's body received in the... Agent: Life Recovery Systems Hd, LLC
20110208276 - Method and apparatus for regional and whole body temperature modification: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20110208277 - Method and apparatus for regional and whole body temperature modification: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20110208278 - Method and apparatus for regional and whole body temperature modification: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20110208279 - Method and therapeutic apparatus for normalizing function of sinus cilia using heat: The invention relates to a non-surgical and non-invasive drug-free therapeutic apparatus and method of using thermal energy-in-transfer to normalize poor sinus cilia function that can cause upper respiratory tract problems. The nasal and sinus cavity membranes have thousands of very small hair-like organelles called cilia. They are capable of rhythmic... Agent:
20110208280 - Lead including conductors configured for reduced mri-induced currents: Systems and methods for improving response of implantable leads to magnetic fields during medical procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. In various embodiments, the lead includes an inner conductor that is helically shaped and radially surrounded, at least in part, by one or more high-voltage conductors. The... Agent:
20110208281 - Resorbable anchor arrangements for implantable devices and methods of making and using: An implantable device includes a device body and at least one anchoring unit configured and arranged for anchoring the device body in a patient upon implantation. The anchoring unit includes a resorbable material that resorbs into the patient over a period of time after implantation.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110208282 - Interconnected electrode assembly for a lead connector and method therefor: An electrode assembly includes an interconnect for at least a first connector electrode and a second connector electrode, where the interconnect provides the mechanical and/or electrical connection between the electrodes. In one example, the assembly is an elongate member having material removed therefrom along an intermediate portion.... Agent:08/18/2011 > 25 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110202097 - System and method for electrically probing and providing medical electrical stimulation: A system for providing medical electrical stimulation including a lead assembly and a cannula. The lead assembly includes a lead body and a needle tip. The lead body has a distal section and a proximal section. The needle tip is formed of an electrically conductive material and is connected to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110202098 - Methods and apparatus for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach: Methods and apparatus are provided for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach, e.g., to effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, changes in cytokine upregulation and other conditions in target neural fibers. In some embodiments, the ITEV PEF system comprises an... Agent: Ardian, Inc.
20110202099 - Apparatus and method for automatic optimization of atrioventricular delay for an active medical device: An active medical device such as pacemaker, defibrillator and/or resynchronizer with automatic optimization of atrioventricular delay is disclosed. The active medical device is adapted for analyzing a signal delivered by a hemodynamic sensor such as an endocardial acceleration sensor, whose variation according to the AVD is represented by a sigmoid... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.
20110202100 - Defibrillator display: Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are described herein.... Agent:
20110202101 - Defibrillator charging: Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).... Agent:
20110202102 - Method and implantable device for selective heart pacing: An implantable medical device measures an AV delay in connection with measurement of N physiological patient parameters. The parameters are used for identifying a sub-space of an N-dimensional parameter space. An expected AV delay is assigned to the identified sub-space based on the measured AV delay, where the parameter space... Agent:
20110202103 - Wakeup of implantable communication circuitry: An IMD has its communication circuitry in an inactive state and has access to two different identifier codes. The IMD activates the communication circuitry based on reception of a wakeup message that includes an identifier code that is identical to the identifier code currently assigned to the IMD. A communication... Agent:
20110202104 - Method and system for automatically switching between modes of an implantable medical device based on an external magnetic field: An implantable medical device that is configured to be exposed to magnetic fields includes a lead, a detection module, a field measurement sensor, and a control module. The lead includes electrodes that are positioned within a heart to sense cardiac signals of the heart. The detection module monitors the cardiac... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110202105 - Bioelectric battery for implantable device applications: A bioelectric battery may be used to power implantable devices. The bioelectric battery may have an anode electrode and a cathode electrode separated by an insulating member comprising a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein said anode is inserted into said first end of said tube... Agent:
20110202106 - Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods: Devices, systems and methods for nerve stimulation for OSA therapy.... Agent: Apnex Medical Inc.
20110202107 - Blood pressure stabilization system using transdermal stimulation: The present invention relates to an electric stimulation apparatus for treating hypotension of patients with spinal cord injury and a method for treating hypotension. An electric stimulation apparatus of the present invention comprises: a blood pressure measuring means for continuously measuring a blood pressure of a subject; an electric current... Agent: Kyushu University, National University Corporation
20110202108 - Electrical menorrhagia treatment: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating menorrhagia of a subject. At least one electrode is coupled to a pelvic site of the subject. A control unit reduces nitric oxide production by pelvic tissue of the subject by driving the electrode to drive an electric current into the pelvic site... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.
20110202109 - Vision regeneration assisting apparatus: A vision regeneration assisting apparatus for regenerating a patient's vision, includes: a housing; a plurality of needle-like electrodes that are formed at the housing and extend from the housing to a predetermined length, the electrodes being configured to stick into an optic papilla of a patient's eye; and a needle-like... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20110202110 - Spatial mapping for a visual prosthesis: A visual prosthesis and a method of operating a visual prosthesis are disclosed. Neural stimulation through electrodes is controlled by spatial maps, where a grouped or random association is established between the data points of the acquired data and the electrodes. In this way distortions from the foveal pit and... Agent:
20110202111 - Programmable auditory prosthesis with trainable automatic adaptation to acoustic conditions: An auditory prosthesis (30) comprising a microphone (27) for receiving the sound and producing a microphone signal responding to the received sound, an output device for providing audio signals in a form receivable by a user of the prosthesis (30), a sound processing unit (33) operable to receive the microphone... Agent:
20110202113 - Adaptive staged wake-up for implantable medical device communication: A communication wake-up scheme for an implantable medical device may involve repeatedly activating a receiver to determine whether an external device is attempting to establish communication with the implantable device. To reduce the amount of power consumed by the implantable device in conjunction with the wake-up scheme, the scheme may... Agent:
20110202112 - System and method for detecting intermittent interruptions in electrical stimulation therapy of a patient: In one embodiment, a method of identifying a cause of intermittent interruption in stimulation therapy, comprises: communicating a signal by an external controller device to an implantable pulse generator to initiate a diagnostic mode; generating a stimulation pulses by the implantable pulse generator for application to tissue of the patient... Agent:
20110202115 - Hair growth modulation device: A hair growth modulation device is configured to impart a suitable quantity of irradiated light to a target site while lowering the irradiation intensity required by a light irradiator that generates modulating light for modulating hair growth. This device is provided with a hair follicle approximating means that causes hair... Agent: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
20110202114 - System and method for treatment of lens related disorders: The present invention provides a means and a system for the prevention, treatment and/or amelioration of a disease and/or disorder which is either related to a lens of an eye and/or which may benefit from the treatment of said lens, the system comprising the exposure of said lens to radiation.... Agent:
20110202116 - Method and device for the treatment of mammalian tissues: A method and device for causing a predetermined physiological change in a mammalian tissue. The method includes irradiating the tissue with a radiation having a power density in the tissue substantially larger than an activation threshold power density, the tissue being irradiated under conditions suitable to cause the predetermined physiological... Agent: Clinique Dr Daniel Barolet Inc.
20110202117 - Medical electrical lead including an inductance augmenter: A medical electrical lead includes an inductance augmenter assembly. The assembly includes an inductor coil formed of an insulated wire, which is wound about a non-conductive core and is electrically coupled in series between a conductor coil of the lead and an electrode of the lead.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110202118 - Implantable lead with isolated contact coupling: An implantable lead for a medical device with an isolated contact connection for connecting a conductor to a contact reduces the opportunity for conductor material to migrate to a contact or into a patient. The implantable lead comprises a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end, at... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110202119 - Transvenous method of treating sleep apnea: A system and method for treating sleep apnea includes inserting an implantable pulse generator subcutaneously within a body of a patient and connecting a lead to the pulse generator. The lead is inserted within the vasculature and advanced transvenously through the vasculature until a stimulation portion of the lead becomes... Agent: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.
20110202120 - Electrode design for reduced trauma insertion: An implantable electrode for a cochlear implant system is described. A basal electrode lead goes from an implant housing to a cochleostomy opening and contains electrode wires for carrying one or more electrical stimulation signals. An apical electrode array fits through the cochleostomy opening into a patient cochlea and has... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20110202121 - Electrical nerve stimulator: An electrical nerve stimulator includes a main probe device receiving a current signal generated by a current generator. The main probe device includes a probe disposed in a housing and having a tip extending outwardly of a tubular end portion of the housing, and a cover mounted detachably on the... Agent:08/11/2011 > 31 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110196436 - Electrical treatment apparatus: A treatment method and apparatus for performing a diagnostic or therapeutic treatment. The apparatus comprises a treatment head for applying a diagnostic or therapeutic treatment to the body of a patient; means for delivering the treatment through the treatment head; a processor for controlling the treatment; an input arrangement operable... Agent: Eumedic Limited
20110196437 - Electroimmunization chamber: An electroimmunization chamber consists of a horizontal space designed for treatment of patients with HIV, who place themselves in supine lying position, and the upper part of which has a cover with adjustable height with a magnetic pulse generator. The patient rest area also contains fixed electrodes in the lower... Agent:
20110196438 - Therapy device and method for treating underlying tissue using electrical and acoustic energies: A device for subcutaneous adipose tissue skin treatment applies both radio frequency energy (RF) and ultrasound energy (US) into the skin from a single electrode. The electrode may be cooled via a chilled liquid cooling system, thereby indirectly also cooling the skin. An infrared thermometer on the device may measure... Agent:
20110196439 - Detecting hemodynamic stability during arrhythmia using the changes in atrial activation: Detected changes in atrial activation can be used to discriminate between hemodynamically stable and hemodynamically unstable tachyarrhythmias.... Agent:
20110196440 - Adaptive determination of patient specific optimal av delay during elevated heart rates based on cardiac output measurements: Adaptively creating a table of optimal, patient-specific atrioventricular (AV) delays for a an implantable medical device (IMD) begins as the IMD detects the patient entering a target heart rates within a defined range of elevated heart rates. On detection, the device begins testing AV delays by pacing the heart at... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110196443 - Apparatus and methods for automatic optimization of interventricular and atrio-ventricular delays in real time for cardiac reynchronization in an active implantable medical device: An active implantable medical device for cardiac resynchronization with automatic and almost in real time optimization of the interventricular and atrio-ventricular delays is disclosed. The active implantable medical device includes a closed-loop for continuously controlling the atrio-ventricular delay AVD and the inter-ventricular delay VVD according to a hemodynamic signal delivered... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.
20110196441 - Systems and methods for optimizing multi-site cardiac pacing and sensing configurations for use with an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for use with an implantable cardiac stimulation device equipped for multi-site left ventricular (MSLV) pacing using a multi-pole LV lead. In one example, referred to herein as QuickStim, cardiac pacing configurations are optimized based on an assessment of hemodynamic benefit and device longevity. In another example, referred... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110196442 - Systems and methods for optimizing multi-site cardiac pacing and sensing configurations for use with an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for use with an implantable cardiac stimulation device equipped for multi-site left ventricular (MSLV) pacing using a multi-pole LV lead. In one example, referred to herein as QuickStim, cardiac pacing configurations are optimized based on an assessment of hemodynamic benefit and device longevity. In another example, referred... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110196444 - Method and apparatus to deliver mechanically fused pacing therapy: A medical device system and method for delivering mechanically fused left ventricular cardiac stimulation. A sensor monitors left ventricular acceleration while left ventricular cardiac stimulation is provided at an AV interval. The left ventricular acceleration is used to calculate a mechanical response interval and the mechanical response interval is compared... Agent: Medtronic, Inc
20110196445 - Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods: Devices, systems and methods for nerve stimulation for OSA therapy.... Agent: Apnex Medical, Inc.
20110196446 - Electrical brain stimulation in gamma band: This disclosure describes techniques for delivering electrical stimulation to the brain of a patient at a frequency greater than a selected frequency. The techniques may reestablish gamma frequency band activity within the brain of a patient, and thus improve the patient's movements and cognitive states. In one example, the disclosure... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196448 - Bi-directional connector assembly for an implantable medical device: An ISG that includes a housing, a connector block having a first surface and a second surface, a lumen extending through the connector block from the first surface to the second surface, wherein the lumen is configured to receive at least one lead, wherein said lead comprises at least one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196447 - Implantable medical device with an electronic prescription: This disclosure describes techniques for configuring an IMD into the exposure operating mode. Prior to a medical procedure that generates a disruptive energy field, such as an MRI scan, an electronic prescription is configured to indicate that the IMD is authorized for the medical procedure that includes a disruptive energy... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196451 - Communications network for distributed sensing and therapy in biomedical applications: An implantable medical device system is provided with multiple medical devices implanted in a patient's body and a wireless mesh communication network providing multiple communication pathways between the multiple medical devices. A communication pathway between a first and a second implanted device of the multiple medical devices can comprise one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196450 - Electronic prescription activation device: This disclosure describes techniques for configuring an IMD into the exposure operating mode. Prior to a medical procedure that generates a disruptive energy field, such as an MRI scan, an electronic prescription is configured to indicate that the IMD is authorized for the medical procedure that includes a disruptive energy... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196449 - Enablement and/or disablement of an exposure mode of an implantable medical device: This disclosure describes techniques for enabling and/or disabling an exposure operating mode using telemetry signals. A telemetry device may be configured to periodically transmit telemetry signals indicating presence of a source of a disruptive energy field in accordance with a communication protocol. An implantable medical device may be configured to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196453 - Implantable medical device with an improved antenna: An implantable medical device has a housing having a first housing surface side, a second housing surface side opposing the first housing surface side, and an intermediate surface side extending between the first and second housing surface sides. The implantable medical device has an antenna device arranged at the first... Agent:
20110196452 - Method and apparatus for supplying energy to an implant: A system is disclosed which comprises an implantable electrical medical device (100) with an internal energy receiver (102). The system also comprises an external energy source (104) located externally for supplying wireless energy to the internal energy receiver (102). The external energy source (104) has a primary coil (11) for... Agent: Milux Holding S.a.
20110196455 - Neurostimulation therapy manipulation: A user, such as a clinician or the patient, uses a control device to manipulate at least one neurostimulation parameter. A mapping system uses a calibrated map to map the directional output of the control device to values of at least one stimulation parameter to allow the user to intuitively... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110196454 - Sensing system, device, and method for therapy modulation: Sensing system, device, and method for therapy modulation are provided. Various aspects include a receive module and a therapy-related action module. The receive module may receive a therapy parameter of an individual. The therapy-related action module may effectuate, based on the therapy parameter, a therapy-related action associated with a nervous... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc.
20110196456 - Skin treatment apparatus: In an intense pulsed light optical radiation is directed from a lamp 9 to a skin treatment surface to provide cosmetic and/or therapeutic treatment. The condition of the lamp is determined on the basis of a variation of electrical characteristic as it ages, rather then by measuring the light output.... Agent: The Dezac Group Limited
20110196457 - Device for uv photo-therapy: Skin disorders such as, for example, atopic dermatitis, dyshidrosis, eczema, lichen planus, psoriasis, and vitiligo, are treated by applying high doses of ultraviolet light to diseased regions of a patient's skin. The dosage exceeds 1 MED as determined for the particular patient and may range from about 1 MED to... Agent: Photomedex
20110196459 - Methods and devices for prevention of hypothermia in a mammal during prolonged exposure to extreme cold: Methods and devices for preventing a change in the core body temperature of a mammal under cold conditions are provided. In the subject methods, a requirement for thermal energy input in said mammal is first detected. In response to the detection of this requirement for thermal energy input, a surface... Agent:
20110196458 - Therapy garment: A therapy garment is provided for providing temperature or pressure therapy to a user. The therapy garment may comprise a main body member, a pair of leg sections, and at least one pocket and may be adapted to be worn by the user so that the pockets align with the... Agent:
20110196462 - Electrode device for active medical implant: An electrode device for active medical implants that includes an elongated electrode body having a proximal end and a distal end, a tip contact pole on the distal end and/or a ring contact pole before the distal end, electrical supply leads to the tip and ring contact poles, and a... Agent:
20110196463 - Electrode device for active medical implants: Electrode device for active medical implants with an elongated electrode body (2) having a proximal end and a distal end (1), a tip contact pole (6) on the distal end (1), at least one ring contact pole (5) before the distal end (1), electrical supply leads (3, 4) to the... Agent:
20110196461 - Electrode unit for carrying current or voltage between an implantable electromedical device and a treatment and/or diagnosis site in the human body: An electrode unit for carrying current or voltage between an implantable electromedical device and a treatment and/or diagnosis site in the human body comprises at least one current-/voltage-carrying feed line (1) and at least one electric contact pole to the body part. The feed line (1) is associated with at... Agent:
20110196460 - Implantable element and electronic implant: Implantable element having an elongate main body, a functional conductor which extends in the longitudinal direction of the main body or forms it, and which acts to implement a medical function of the element and has an inductive section, and magnetic flux generation means for generating a magnetic flux in... Agent:
20110196464 - Pacemaker lead and method of making same: An improved pacemaker lead including a lead body supporting at least one flexible conductor element that provides an electrical signal path between a proximal connector element and a distal electrode. The lead body includes an insulating structure that protects the flexible conductor element(s) wherein the insulating structure is realized from... Agent:
20110196465 - Strain relief in an implantable electrode assembly: An implantable electrode assembly. The electrode assembly comprises an elongate carrier member, at least one electrode contact disposed in the carrier member, and at least one elongate conductive pathway disposed in the carrier member having a distal end attached to the at least one electrode contact and having a substantially... Agent:
20110196466 - Apparatus, system and operation method for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction: There is disclosed an apparatus for treating a sexual dysfunctional female patient, comprising an implanted stimulation device adapted to stimulate at least a part of the sexually responsive tissue of the vulva or the wall of the vagina of the patient by movement of said stimulation device and contact between... Agent: Milux Holding Sa08/04/2011 > 28 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110190833 - Header assembly for implantable medical device: This disclosure includes an implantable medical device comprising: a housing; at least one module enclosed within the housing and configured to at least one of generate an electrical stimulation therapy for delivery to a patient or monitor a physiological parameter of the patient; one or more feedthroughs extending through the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190834 - Devices and methods for suppression of sympathoexcitation: The present invention relates to devices and methods for suppression of sympathoexcitation and/or sudden cardiac death. In particular the present invention provides devices and methods which prevent sympathoexcitation and/or sudden cardiac death through an elevated heart rate stimulus.... Agent:
20110190835 - Cardiac rhythm management device: A medical device is disclosed for implantation on an epicardial surface of the heart. The device has a transmural member providing optimal electrode locations for various therapies. The hemodynamically optimal therapy is guided by sensed left ventricular pressure and electrical activity. The device may be used alone or with a... Agent: Data Sciences International, Inc.
20110190837 - Automatic external defibrillator with active status indicator: An AED includes defibrillation circuitry housed within an enclosure, a first processor programmed to periodically test the operability of the defibrillation circuitry and a second processor in communication with the first processor. The AED further includes a visual indicator, such as a red/green LED, positioned at the exterior of the... Agent: Defibtech, LLC
20110190838 - Automatic external defibrillator with active status indicator: An AED includes defibrillation circuitry housed within an enclosure, a first processor programmed to periodically test the operability of the defibrillation circuitry and a second processor in communication with the first processor. The AED further includes a visual indicator, such as a red/green LED, positioned at the exterior of the... Agent: Defibtech, LLC
20110190839 - Automatic external defibrillator with active status indicator: An AED includes defibrillation circuitry housed within an enclosure, a first processor programmed to periodically test the operability of the defibrillation circuitry and a second processor in communication with the first processor. The AED further includes a visual indicator, such as a red/green LED, positioned at the exterior of the... Agent: Defibtech, LLC
20110190836 - Defibrillator with overridable cpr-first protocol: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining a defibrillation treatment protocol in an external defibrillator whereby a user may override a CPR-first default protocol. The method includes following steps configured in a defibrillator controller of issuing an inquiry; waiting for a response to the inquiry for a set time; ordering... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20110190840 - Sympathetic stimulation for improved myocardial relaxation: Described are methods and devices for improving diastolic function with electrostimulation in heart failure patients who exhibit relatively normal systolic function. Such patients are characterized by impaired myocardial relaxation during diastole that prevents adequate filling of the ventricles during diastole to thereby reduce cardiac output. An implantable device is described... Agent:
20110190841 - Apparatus and methods of optimizing atrioventricular pacing delay intervals: Provided herewith are methods and apparatus for optimizing an atrioventricular (AV) pacing delay interval based upon ECG-based optimization is calculated as a linear function of P-wave duration, sensed PR (intrinsic) interval, sensed or paced QRS duration and heart rate. Since the relationship among these parameters is linear, once the coefficients... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190842 - Implantable medical device battery: A battery comprises a tubular housing. An external surface of the tubular housing comprises a biocompatible material. The battery further comprises a battery header secured to an open end of the tubular housing, and the tubular housing and the battery header combine to form a substantially sealed enclosure. The battery... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190843 - Appendicular and rectal stimulator device for digestive and eating disorders: A method of treating a gastrointestinal disorder is disclosed. The method includes the step of applying a medium to an appendicular wall of a user to stimulate the enteric nervous system and thereby treat the gastrointestinal disorder.... Agent:
20110190844 - Transmembrane sensing device for sensing bladder condition: The disclosure describes a sensing device that is implantable to sense bladder conditions, as well as a neurostimulation system and method that make use of such a sensor for alleviation of urinary incontinence. The sensing device is implantable outside the bladder, but includes a lead that penetrates the bladder wall... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190845 - Portable negative pressure ventilation device and methods and software related thereto: Featured is an apparatus an apparatus including a monitoring and sensing means, an electrode patch and a control device operably coupled to each of the sensing means and the electrodes and outputs signals to the electrodes for purposes of stimulating the phrenic nerve to thereby cause breathing by natural contraction... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20110190846 - Multi-site cranial stimulation method and system: The method includes applying individual stimuli to different regions of a brain the application of specific stimulus signals to corresponding stimulation elements arranged adjacent to the regions of the brain. The method includes constructing one or more simplified models of the brain, or of one or more sectors of the... Agent: Starlab Barcelona,sl
20110190847 - Neural stimulation system providing auto adjustment of stimulus output as a function of sensed impedance: A neural stimulation system automatically corrects or adjusts the stimulus magnitude (stimulation energy) in order to maintain a comfortable and effective stimulation therapy. Because the changes in impedance associated with the electrode-tissue interface can indicate obstruction of current flow and positional lead displacement, lead impedance can indicate the quantity of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110190848 - Method and apparatus for laryngeal elevator musculature rehabilitation: The method of treating decreased laryngeal elevation uses a neuro-orthotic device in combination with electrical stimulation of the submandibular muscles to treat the laryngeal elevator musculature. Muscle re-education and rehabilitation is provided using a neuro-orthotic device in combination with electrical stimulation of the submandibular muscles to treat laryngeal elevator musculature.... Agent:
20110190849 - Neural stimulation devices and systems for treatment of chronic inflammation: A system for treating chronic inflammation may include an implantable microstimulator, a wearable charger, and optionally an external controller. The implantable microstimulator may be implemented as a leadless neurostimulator implantable in communication with a cervical region of a vagus nerve. The microstimulator can address several types of stimulation including regular... Agent:
20110190850 - Clock synchronization in an implantable medical device system: This disclosure is directed to the synchronization of clocks of a secondary implantable medical device (IMD) to a clock of a primary IMD. The secondary IMD includes a communications clock. The communications clock may be synchronized based on at least one received communications pulse. The secondary IMD further includes a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190852 - Implantable medical devices and systems having dual frequency inductive telemetry and recharge: Implantable devices and related systems utilize coils or coil portions of a coil for inductive telemetry at one frequency and recharge at another frequency. The coils or coil portions are included in one or more tank circuits that share at least one node between the coils or coil portions. The... Agent:
20110190851 - Stimulation mode switching based on tissue impedance stability: Implantable medical devices switch from a constant current mode of operation to a constant voltage mode of operation. The switching may be based on the device determining that tissue impedance stability has occurred. The determination may be a measurement of output voltage stability of the constant current source or based... Agent:
20110190853 - Implantable medical devices and systems having power management for recharge sessions: Implantable devices and related systems utilize power management features in conjunction with a recharge circuit that includes a coil and capacitance. The reactance such as the capacitance and/or inductance may be variable such that in the event of an overcharge condition, the reactance may be varied to change the resonant... Agent:
20110190854 - Biostimulative illumination apparatus: A biostimulative illumination apparatus for treating patient tissues includes at least one light emitting diode which can generate at least one narrow-pulse focused wave band suitable to be used as low-power and non-parallel focused light beams for biostimulative illumination. The wave length of the focused light beam is from 600... Agent:
20110190855 - Cooling assembly: In use, when the water and reactant are allowed to mix, the cooling device becomes cool. The cooled device absorbs heat from an injured person placed on the device, thereby minimizing inflammation that may occur from injuries sustained by the person. One type of substrate that is in keeping with... Agent:
20110190856 - Garment and method for treating fatty deposits on a human body: A garment for treating white and brown fat areas on a human body employs a wearable garment with pockets for holding cooling inserts in positions to cool fat of a wearer. The pockets are configured at predetermined locations on a wearable garment adjacent to areas of the body having white... Agent: Freezeawayfat LLC
20110190857 - Anchor assembly for use in occipital nerve stimulation: A system that includes an anchor assembly, the anchor assembly including: at least one anchoring structure configured to be anchored in a head of a patient; and at least one lead anchoring structure; and b. at least one lead, the at least one lead including a lead body extending from... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190858 - Lead having expandable distal portion: Leads may include expandable and collapsible distal end portions that provide anchoring in tissue when expanded and allow for insertion through an introducer when collapsed.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110190859 - Polymer linear actuator for micro electro mechanical system and micro manipulator for measurement device of cranial nerve signal using the same: A polymer linear actuator for a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) and a micro manipulator for a measurement device of cranial nerve signal using the same are provided. The polymer linear actuator has first and second bodies positioned spaced apart to a distance from each other, and one or more... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science & Technology
20110190860 - Probe for an implantable medical device: The invention relates to a probe (10) for an implantable medical device. The probe has a distal end (2) and a proximal end (3), and the probe (10) moreover comprises an electrode (1) at the distal end. The electrode is connected to a wire (5) extending from the electrode to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.Previous industry: Surgery
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