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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. 12/29/2011 > 29 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110319947 - Portable low-frequency electrotherapy apparatus: The present invention relates to a portable low-frequency electrotherapy apparatus comprising a main body which comprises a universal serial bus (USB) port, a charging part to receive a charging voltage from the power pin of the USB port and a low-frequency signal generator electrically connected to a data pin of... Agent: Elbio Co., Ltd.
20110319948 - Intracardiac defibrillation catheter system: An intracardiac defibrillation catheter system equipped with a defibrillation catheter, a power source device and an electrocardiograph. The defibrillation catheter is equipped with a first DC electrode group and a second DC electrode group. The power source device is equipped with a DC power source unit, a catheter-connected connector, an... Agent:
20110319949 - Apparatus and method for identifying atrial arrhythmia by far-field sensing: In a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter/defibrillator, cardiac arrhythmias are detected to determine necessary therapeutic action. Cardiac signal information is sensed from far field electrodes implanted in a patient. The sensed cardiac signal information is then amplified and filtered. Parameters such as rate, QRS pulse width, cardiac QRS slew rate, amplitude and... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.
20110319950 - Balanced charge waveform for transcutaneous pacing: External pacemaker systems and methods deliver pacing waveforms that minimize hydrolysis of the electrode gel. Compensating pulses are interleaved with the pacing pulses, with a polarity and duration that balance the net charge at the electrode locations. The compensating pulses are preferably rectangular for continuous pacing, and decay individually for... Agent: Medtronic Physio-control Manufacturing Corporation
20110319951 - Systems and methods for use by an implantable medical device for controlling multi-site crt pacing in the presence of atrial tachycardia: Systems and methods are provided for use by implantable medical devices equipped to deliver multi-site left ventricular (MSLV) pacing. MSLV is associated with a relatively long post-ventricular atrial blanking (PVAB) period that might limit the detection of pathologic rapid organized atrial tachycardias (OAT). In one example, MSLV cardiac resynchronization therapy... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110319953 - Systems and methods for use by an implantable medical device for controlling multi-site crt pacing in the presence of atrial tachycardia: Systems and methods are provided for use by implantable medical devices equipped to deliver multi-site left ventricular (MSLV) pacing. Sequential MSLV is associated with a relatively long post-ventricular atrial blanking (PVAB) period that might limit the detection of pathologic rapid organized atrial tachycardias (OAT). In one example, sequential MSLV cardiac... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110319952 - 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.
20110319954 - Metrics and techniques for optimization of cardiac therapies: An exemplary method includes, based on metrics available as input to a chronic phase optimization algorithm for selecting an optimal electrode configuration for delivery of a cardiac pacing therapy, executing the chronic phase optimization algorithm during an acute phase to select an optimal electrode configuration for delivery of a cardiac... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110319955 - Reduction of av delay for treatment of cardiac disease: An implantable pacing device for delivering ventricular pacing may be configured to intermittently reduce the AVD interval for beneficial effect in patients with compromised ventricular function (e.g., HF patients and post-MI patients). The AVD interval may be reduced in an AVD reduction mode, by shortening the AVD in an atrial... Agent:
20110319956 - Systems, devices and methods relating to endocardial pacing for resynchronization: Disclosed are certain methods, apparatus, and processor-readable mediums that may be used to treat a conduction abnormality of the heart. In one example, the apparatus includes an implantable pacing profile generator configured to generate a specified pacing electrostimulation profile for delivery to a heart via electrodes located near a septal... Agent:
20110319957 - Early detection of lead failure using an impedance histogram: Testing lead conditions in an implantable medical device includes continuously sampling the impedance values of a lead associated with the implantable medical device. The sampling is conducted over a predetermined period of time. An impedance histogram is then generated using the sampled impedance values by separating each measured impedance value... Agent:
20110319958 - Non-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction: Devices, systems and instructing methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The instructing method for treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical,... Agent: Electrocore LLC
20110319959 - System for neural control of respiration: A system, device and method for neural control of respiration are provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an implantable medical device for sensing and controlling respiration during incidence of central respiratory diseases. According to various embodiments, the device includes a sensing circuit to receive sensed signals representative of... Agent:
20110319960 - Lead for stimulating the baroreceptors in the pulmonary artery: An apparatus includes a flexible lead body extending from a proximal end to a distal end, an expandable electrode coupled proximate the distal end, the expandable electrode having an expanded diameter dimensioned to abut a wall of a pulmonary artery, and an implantable pulse generator electrically coupled to the expandable... Agent:
20110319962 - Medical method and device for monitoring a neural brain network: Bioelectrical signals may be sensed within the brain by two or more electrodes to determine characteristics of a function of the brain. The signals obtained by the electrodes may be plotted over time to determine whether the brain function exhibits a normal or an abnormal pattern. If the brain function... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110319961 - Personalized patient controlled neurostimulation system: A method for personalized patient controlled neurostimulation is disclosed. The method generally includes steps (A) to (D). Step (A) may obtain (i) physical data of an individual and (ii) one or more manual inputs from the individual. Step (B) may generate compare data in a processor circuit by comparing the... Agent:
20110319963 - Package for an implantable neural stimulation device: m
20110319964 - Retinal prosthesis with side mounted inductive coil: The invention is a retinal prosthesis with an inductive coil mounted to the side of the eye by means of a strap around the eye. This allows for close coupling to an external coil and movement of the entire implanted portion with movement of the eye ball.... Agent:
20110319965 - Optimizing pitch allocation in a cochlear stimulation system: Optimizing pitch allocation in a cochlear stimulation system may include implanting an electrode array having a plurality of electrodes into the cochlea of a patient, where the electrode array has an associated implant fitting characteristic that defines a relationship between the implanted electrode array and audio frequencies, presenting sounds through... Agent: Advanced Bionics, LLC
20110319966 - Method for reducing a person's weight through hunger control: A method for reducing an individual's weight through hunger control is provided, wherein predetermined biologically active hunger control points and/or areas on the skin are stimulated utilizing removably attached point stimulation elements (PSEs) (e.g., spherules, etc.), in accordance with a predefined configurable cyclical treatment schedule. Maintenance procedures are also performed... Agent: The New Level Sadkhin Group, Inc.
20110319967 - System and method for computationally determining migration of neurostimulation leads: A tissue stimulation system and computer software and method of monitoring a neurostimulation lead having a plurality of electrodes implanted within a patient (e.g., adjacent the spinal cord) is provided. Neurostimulation lead models are provided, each of which includes estimated electrical parameter data (e.g., electrical field potential data) corresponding to... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110319968 - Control of arterial smooth muscle tone: An apparatus for locally controlling smooth muscle tone includes a first electrode for insertion into an artery; a barrier for preventing the first electrode from contacting an arterial wall; a second electrode; a power supply; and a controller for coupling the power supply to the electrodes. The controller is configured... Agent:
20110319969 - Electric modulation of sympathetic nervous system: A method is described for the treatment of obesity or other disorders, by electrical activation or inhibition of the sympathetic nervous system. This activation or inhibition can be accomplished by electrically stimulating the greater splanchnic nerve or other portion of the sympathetic nervous system using an implantable pulse generator. This... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20110319970 - Solar tanning system: The invention relates generally to a system for use by individuals to increase their exposure to sunlight during cool or colder weather. More specifically, the invention provides a solar tanning system including a sturdy enclosure that permits sunlight to enter the enclosure, taking advantage of the same to heat the... Agent:
20110319971 - Method and control system for a treatment by subcutaneous or intracutaneous irradiation by means of electromagnetic radiation: To automatically control a treatment during which subcutaneous or intracutaneous irradiation by means of electromagnetic treatment radiation and possibly targeted electromagnetic radiation is carried out, the following steps are implemented: acquisition of several successive images l(t) of the treated zone by means of an external sensor (1), which is sensitive... Agent: Osyris Medical
20110319972 - Venous warming device: An apparatus for increasing venous blood flow to an extremity of a patient is disclosed. The apparatus includes a forced heated air unit, and a detachable transparent housing having an opening through which the extremity of the patient may be introduced in to the detachable transparent housing.... Agent:
20110319973 - Assembly kit for creating paddle-style lead from one or several percutaneous leads and method of lead implantation: In one embodiment, an assembly for conducting pulses from an implantable pulse generator, comprises: at least one percutaneous lead comprising terminals and at least two groups of electrodes, each group of electrodes possessing an intra-group electrode spacing; a frame member comprising first and second arms, the frame member comprising an... Agent:
20110319974 - Tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice: Exemplary insertion tools, systems, and methods for inserting an electrode array portion of a lead into a bodily orifice are described herein. An exemplary insertion tool includes a handle assembly, a retractor assembly disposed at least partially within the handle assembly, and a slider assembly disposed at least partially within... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag, C/o Froriep Renggli
20110319975 - Methods for reducing discomfort during electrostimulation, and compositions and apparatus therefor: An electrode assembly for neuro-cranial stimulation includes an electrode, a conductive gel, and an adapter including an interior compartment for positioning the electrode relative to the adapter and for receiving and retaining the conductive gel. The conductive gel contacts the electrode along an electrode-gel interface. An orifice at one end... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York12/22/2011 > 23 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110313479 - System and method for human anatomic mapping and positioning and therapy targeting: A method of image processing, comprising obtaining a three-dimensional standard animal body image having three intersecting two-dimensional planes and comprising an anatomical landmark; obtaining a three-dimensional radiographic image of a patient animal having a corresponding anatomical landmark; and comparing the standard animal body image with the radiographic image by: identifying... Agent:
20110313480 - Cardiovertor/defibrillator: Cardiovertor/defibrillator with electronics (12) that receives a detection signal from a detection device (16) indicating whether a heart of a mammal is fibrillating, processes the detection signal by running a program and generates a control signal for a stimulation device (17) based on the detection signal in order to allow... Agent: Lisiak 1 B.v.
20110313481 - Nose stimulator for producing a stimulation signal to a nose: An electronic stimulation system has ?a casing (11); electronics (12) inside the casing (11) a first detector (16(1)) arranged to sense whether a human being is breathing or not, a stimulation device (17) arranged to receive a control signal from said electronics (12) and to provide stimuli to a nasal... Agent: Nasophlex B.v.
20110313482 - Systems and methods for enhanced venous return flow during cardiac event: Systems and methods of enhancing cardiopulmonary circulation in a subject during resuscitation are provided. A signal is received responsive to an induced heart compression that is applied to the subject, for example during ventricular fibrillation, an asystolic condition, or cardiac arrest. Responsive to receipt of the signal, a muscle distal... Agent:
20110313484 - Methods and apparatus for controlling neurostimulation using evoked physiologic events: A neurostimulation system provides for capture verification and stimulation intensity adjustment to ensure effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in modulating one or more target functions in a patient. In various embodiments, stimulation is applied to the vagus nerve, and evoked responses are detected to verify that the stimulation captures the... Agent:
20110313483 - Methods and apparatus for controlling neurostimulation using evoked responses: A neurostimulation system provides for capture verification and stimulation intensity adjustment to ensure effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in modulating one or more target functions in a patient. In various embodiments, stimulation is applied to the vagus nerve, and evoked responses are detected to verify that the stimulation captures the... Agent:
20110313485 - Guided programming with feedback: Techniques that involve generating test stimulation programs based upon specific patient feedback to guide the programming process for stimulation therapy are described. The patient describes positive effects and adverse effects of the test stimulation by listing and/or rating specific types of effects, both positive and adverse, and the location of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110313486 - Wireless visual prosthesis with remote driver and coil: The present invention is wireless visual prosthesis with a remote driver for the external coils this, among other things, provides for a magnetic resonance image (MRI) safe visual prosthesis. fMRI is an effective tool for analyzing cortical responses to neural stimulation, such as from a visual prosthesis. However, the external... Agent:
20110313488 - Automatic neural stimulation titration sweep: Various neural stimulator embodiments comprise controller circuitry, neural stimulation output circuitry, sensor circuitry and a memory. The neural stimulation output circuitry is configured to deliver the neural stimulation. The controller circuitry is configured to control stimulation parameters of the neural stimulation delivered by the neural stimulation output circuitry. The sensor... Agent:
20110313487 - Clinician programmer system and method for steering volumes of activation: A system and method for selection of stimulation parameters for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may include a processor that displays in a display device and in relation to a displayed model of a leadwire including model electrodes, a current field corresponding to a first stimulation parameter set, provides a user... Agent: Intelect Medical, Inc.
20110313489 - Method and apparatus for providing complex tissue stimulation patterns: The invention relates to a stimulation device for creating complex or multi-purpose tissue stimulation. Many typical stimulation devices suffer from deficiencies in providing complex stimulation patterns. Using a circuitry operable or programmable to repeat and skip stimulation settings, a complex stimulation set may be created. The repeating and skipping functionality... Agent:
20110313490 - Method for controlling telemetry in an implantable medical device based on power source capacity: An implantable microstimulator configured for implantation beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation to prevent and/or treat various disorders, uses a self-contained power source. Periodic or occasional replenishment of the power source is accomplished, for example, by inductive coupling with an external device. A bidirectional telemetry link allows the microstimulator... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110313491 - System and method for rf wake-up of implantable medical device: A telemetry system is presented for enabling radio-frequency (RF) communications between an implantable medical device and an external device in a manner which reduces the power requirements of the implantable device by duty cycling its RF circuitry. A wakeup scheme for the implantable device is provided in which the external... Agent:
20110313492 - Variable voltage compliance for current output generator: A system for providing stimulation current in implantable medical devices is provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an apparatus including a power supply terminal adapted to be connected to a power supply. The apparatus embodiment also includes circuitry connected to the power supply terminal and adapted to detect... Agent:
20110313493 - Medical accessory proximity testing, detection, and alerting system: Disclosed is a system having an implanted component and external component which are configured to provide a test of wireless communication in order to assess the success or failure of such communication and to store attributes related to such test in a memory log. To provide the communication test the... Agent: Angel Medical Systems, Inc.
20110313494 - Pacemaker rf telemetry repeater and method: A system and method for repeating radio frequency (RF) transmissions between a programmer and an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an RF repeater. According to various embodiments, the repeater includes a first antenna and a first communication circuit electrically connected to the... Agent:
20110313495 - Methods and apparatus for adjusting neurostimulation intensity using evoked responses: A neurostimulation system provides for capture verification and stimulation intensity adjustment to ensure effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in modulating one or more target functions in a patient. In various embodiments, stimulation is applied to the vagus nerve, and evoked responses are detected to verify that the stimulation captures the... Agent:
20110313496 - Method for controlling a patent's body temperature: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the internal body temperature of a patient. According to the present invention, a catheter is inserted through an incision into a large blood vessel of a patient. By selectively heating or cooling a portion of the catheter lying within the... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20110313497 - Therapeutic and thermoregulatory devices with aerogel insulation: A device, combining a component of aerogel insulation with a heating or cooling component, for therapeutic, thermoregulatory, or therapeutic and thermoregulatory use with people or animals. Aerogels perform well as insulators for both high-temperature and low-temperature or cryogenic insulation. The aerogel insulation component and the heating and/or cooling component are... Agent:
20110313498 - Devices and methods for vestibular and/or cranial nerve stimulation: An in-ear stimulator for administering thermal stimulation to the ear canal of a subject includes (a) an earpiece configured to be insertable into the ear canal of said subject, the earpiece having an outer surface and an internal cavity formed therein, the internal cavity having an inner surface; and (b)... Agent:
20110313499 - Devices and methods for vestibular and/or cranial nerve stimulation: An in-ear stimulator for administering thermal stimulation to the ear canal of a subject includes (a) an earpiece configured to be insertable into the ear canal of said subject, the earpiece having an outer surface and an internal cavity formed therein, the internal cavity having an inner surface; and (b)... Agent:
20110313500 - Electrode array having embedded electrodes and methods of making the same: A method of manufacturing a device for brain stimulation includes forming a lead body having a distal end section and coupling at least one pre-electrode to the distal end section of the lead body. The pre-electrode defines a divider with a plurality of partitioning arms, and has a plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110313501 - Subcutaneous defibrillator implantation without fluoroscopy: A subcutaneous cardiac device includes a subcutaneous electrode and a housing coupled to the subcutaneous electrode by a lead with a lead wire. The subcutaneous electrode is adapted to be implanted in a frontal region of the patient so as to overlap a portion of the patient's heart.... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.12/15/2011 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110307022 - Blood oxidation inhibiting apparatus: [Solution] A blood oxidation inhibiting apparatus, a finger insertion hole 1 for inserting a finger being formed therein, comprising a plurality of fluid activating bodies 2A, 2B, 2C being disposed around the finger insertion hole 1, the fluid activating bodies 2A, 2B, 2C being integrally fixed to a cover 10... Agent:
20110307023 - Neural modulation devices and methods: A system for designing a therapy or for treating a gastrointestinal disorder or a condition associated with excess weight in a subject comprising at least one electrode configured to be implanted within a body of the patient and placed at a vagus nerve, the electrode also configured to apply therapy... Agent: Enteromedics Inc.
20110307024 - Signal analysis in implantable cardiac treatment devices: Methods and devices for cardiac signal analysis in implantable cardiac therapy systems. Several signal processing and/or conditioning methods are shown including R-wave detection embodiments including the use of thresholds related to previous peak amplitudes. Also, some embodiments include sample thresholding to remove extraneous data from sampled signals. Some embodiments include... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.
20110307025 - Systems and methods for avoiding neural stimulation habituation: An embodiment relates to a method for delivering a vagal stimulation therapy to a vagus nerve, including delivering a neural stimulation signal to non-selectively stimulate both afferent axons and efferent axons in the vagus nerve according to a predetermined schedule for the vagal stimulation therapy, and selecting a value for... Agent:
20110307026 - Systems, devices and methods for monitoring efficiency of pacing: Various systems, methods, devices and arrangements are implemented for use in pacing of the heart. One implementation is directed to methods and systems for determining a pacing location in the right ventricle of a heart and near the His bundle. A pacing signal is delivered to the location in the... Agent:
20110307027 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of GERD. Individuals with GERD may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols. The presently disclosed devices have... Agent:
20110307028 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tLESRs). Individuals with tLESRs may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols.... Agent:
20110307029 - Brain stimulation methods for treating central sensitivity: Methods are disclosed for stimulating targeted regions of a brain to alleviate symptoms, treat conditions and/or modify brain activities associated with central sensitivity in a subject. The methods may include selecting a subject suffering from central sensitivity, identifying regions of the brain involved in central sensitivity, and stimulating one or... Agent: Cerephex Corporation
20110307031 - Lead extension with input capabilities: A lead extension useful in deep brain stimulation treatment includes a body portion having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end receives a stimulation signal from a generator. A lead interface is disposed at the distal end to send the stimulation signal to a brain stimulation... Agent: Intelect Medical, Inc.
20110307030 - Methods for evaluating and selecting electrode sites of a brain network to treat brain disorders: The present invention involves methods and systems for treatment of brain disorders using neuromodulation of brain networks. Implantation occurs by selecting sites which modulate the network in selected manners, or are modulated by a stimulus in a particular manner that is relevant to treatment of the network. The candidate locations... Agent:
20110307032 - Programming techniques for controlling rate of change of electrical stimulation therapy: Techniques are described, for medical devices that deliver electrical stimulation therapy, for controlling a transition from an initial stimulation location or initial stimulation shape to a user-specified target stimulation location or target stimulation shape in order to limit the rate of change of stimulation. One example method includes receiving, via... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110307033 - Charge level measurement: This disclosure describes techniques for estimating an amount of charge on a power source. A processor may determine an uncertainty value associated with a first charge level of a power source and an uncertainty value associated with a second charge level of the power source. Based on the uncertainties, the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110307034 - Renal denervation and stimulation employing wireless vascular energy transfer arrangement: Devices, systems, and methods provide for intravascular or extravascular delivery of renal denervation therapy and/or renal control stimulation therapy. Wireless vascular thermal transfer apparatuses and methods provide for one or both of production of current densities sufficient to ablate renal nerves and terminate renal sympathetic nerve activity, and production of... Agent:
20110307035 - Phototherapy device: A phototherapy device is disclosed, which is driven by a power supply and includes: an LED module, driven by the power supply to emit therapeutic light; and a polarizer, disposed in a direction toward which the therapeutic light is emitted by the LED module. Accordingly, the phototherapy device according to... Agent: Forward Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110307036 - Compositions and methods for enhancing collagen growth: The present invention provides methods for enhancing collagen growth in a subject's skin. In one aspect, for example, such method can include disposing a composition including a plurality of nanodiamond particles dispersed in a cosmetically acceptable carrier onto a subject's skin, applying energy to the plurality of nanodiamond particles such... Agent:
20110307037 - Thermal therapy for prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular diseases and other ailments: There is provided a method for treating an ailment in a patient comprising: raising a temperature of at least one portion of the patient's body by an unendangering pre-determined amount; holding an increased temperature for the at least one portion for an unendangering pre-determined time period; and repeating the raising... Agent:
20110307038 - Barriers for controlled use of therapy systems: A therapy system barrier. In various embodiments, the barrier is a liner sized to cover a surface of a housing having a control interface and at least one other face of the housing. In various embodiments, the therapy system barrier hinders proper operation of a related therapy system until the... Agent: Coolsystems, Inc.
20110307039 - Device, method and system for treatment of sinusitis: A device, method and system for facilitating treatment of a sinusitis condition, including a heat source configured to deliver an output of heated air to the nasal passages of an individual, and a delivery component having a space through which the heated air output of the heat source may pass,... Agent:
20110307040 - Therapeutic heat-transfer pack: A manufacture for placement against a target site includes a bag containing a bag filling. The bag has an inner surface and an outer surface. The bag filling is in contact with the inner surface. A hydrogel layer adheres to a first portion of the outer surface of the bag.... Agent:
20110307041 - Cooling eye mask: An eye pack for evaporative cooling of the face proximate to one or more eyes is provided. In one aspect, an eye pack is disclosed comprising a gelatinous foam impregnated with an aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol embedded therein, and a barrier affixed to at least one side of the... Agent: Ffpco, LLC
20110307042 - Electrode arrays based on polyetherketoneketone: Laminated assemblies containing electrode-bearing layers comprised of polyetherketoneketone are useful in the fabrication of implantable medical devices.... Agent: Opm Medical Acquisition, LLC
20110307043 - Apparatus and system for implanting an autonomous intracardiac capsule: A system of an autonomous intracardiac capsule and its implantation accessory. The autonomous capsule (10) includes a tubular body (12) with an anchoring screw (14) for penetrating the wall of a cavity of the heart, and at least one coupling finger (20, 22) radially projecting outwards. The implantation accessory (26)... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.12/08/2011 > 28 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110301656 - Preferred adi/r: a permanent pacing mode to eliminate ventricular pacing while maintaining backup support: A preferred atrial-based pacing method and apparatus is provided using an intelligent cardiac pacing system to having the ability to continue atrial-based pacing as long as relatively reliable AV conduction is present. In the event that such relatively reliable AV conduction is not present, mode switching to a DDD/R or... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110301657 - Durable small gauge wire electrical conductor suitable for delivery of high intensity energy pulses: Implantable medical devices intended for electrostimulation and sensing devices typically incorporate one or more electrical conductors as leads for electrical stimulation to, or retrieval of localized sensing data from, discrete points in the body, such as the heart. Certain applications require delivery of high intensity electrical pulses, i.e. CRTs, or... Agent:
20110301658 - Spatially selective vagus nerve stimulation: By targeting on selected branches or fascicles of a vagus nerve using electrode placement and/or selection, one or more target branches of the vagus nerve are substantially activated by electrical stimulation pulses delivered to a branch without substantially activating one or more non-target branches. In one embodiment, vagus nerve stimulation... Agent:
20110301659 - Vagus nerve stimulation with target effects controlled by adjusting temporal parameters: One or more temporal stimulation parameters of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) are selected to substantially modulate one or more target physiological functions without substantially modulating one or more non-target physiological functions. In one embodiment, a stimulation duty cycle is selected such that VNS is delivered to the cervical vagus nerve... Agent:
20110301660 - Heart failure management system: Various system embodiments comprise a stimulator adapted to deliver a stimulation signal for a heart failure therapy, a number of sensors adapted to provide at least a first measurement of a heart failure status and a second measurement of the heart failure status, and a controller. The controller is connected... Agent:
20110301661 - Atrial tachyarrhymia detection system and method: A system and method provide for detecting atrial arrhythmias within an implantable medical device capable of sensing and pacing at least an atrium of a heart. Arrhythmia of the atrium is detected. In response to detecting atrial arrhythmia, delivery of pacing signals to the atrium is inhibited under certain conditions.... Agent:
20110301662 - Stimulation of the urinary system: Apparatus and methods are provided, including a bladder stimulator that includes an elongate element adapted to pass through a urethra or adapted to pass through another opening in the bladder, an expandable body coupled to said elongate element, and an array of one or more stimulator contacts coupled to the... Agent: Nephera Ltd.
20110301663 - Treatment of a pelvic condition through indirect electrical stimulation: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a method of treating a pelvic condition of a patient through the indirect stimulation of a pelvic neuromuscular structure of the patient. In one embodiment of the method, an electrical stimulation signal is applied to a first neuromuscular structure of the patient.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20110301664 - Neuromodulatory methods for treating pulmonary disorders: A method for treating asthma in a subject includes inserting a therapy delivery device into a vessel of a subject. The therapy delivery device is advanced to a point substantially adjacent an intraluminal target site of the autonomic nervous system. Next, the therapy delivery device is activated to deliver a... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20110301665 - Microfabricated neurostimulation device: Described herein are microelectrode array devices, and methods of fabrication and use of the same, to provide highly localized and efficient electrical stimulation of a neurological target. The device includes multiple microelectrode elements arranged along an elongated probe shaft. The microelectrode elements are dimensioned and shaped so as to target... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
20110301667 - Inductively rechargeable external energy source, charger, system and method for a transcutaneous inductive charger for an implantable medical device: A mechanism for transferring energy from an external power source to an implantable medical device is disclosed. A sensor may be used to measure a parameter that correlates to a temperature of the system that occurs during the transcutaneous coupling of energy. For example, the sensor may measure temperature of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110301666 - System and method for transvascular activation of cardiac nerves with automatic restart: A system and method for electrically stimulating the heart muscle to improve heart function requires identifying a site in the venous system adjacent a sympathetic nerve. An electrode is then positioned at the site to electrically stimulate the nerve. In turn, this stimulation releases norepinephrine from the nerve to improve... Agent:
20110301668 - System, method and apparatus for supplying energy to an implantable medical device: An implanted coil supplies energy or control signals to, or provides information from, a medical device implanted in a human or animal patient. Preferably, the coil is implanted subcutaneously in the patient at a location suitable for easy access to the coil. The implanted coil is wound from a wire... Agent: Milux Holding Sa
20110301669 - Alignment indication for transcutaneous energy transfer: System for transcutaneous energy transfer. An implantable medical device, adapted to be implanted in a patient, has componentry for providing a therapeutic output. The implantable medical device has an internal power source and a secondary coil operatively coupled to the internal power source. An external power source, having a primary... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110301670 - Tibial nerve stimulation: Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from polyneuropathy. In response to the identifying, electrodes are placed within 1 mm of a tibial nerve of the subject, the electrodes being disposed on a housing that is at least partially flexible. The electrodes are driven to treat... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.
20110301671 - High blood pressure symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument: Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system for providing hypertension/high blood pressure symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a radiation of a laser-light created by a laser diode of a medical instrument. In addition, the method includes applying a treatment... Agent: 2035, Inc.
20110301672 - Uv-emitting discharge lamp: The invention relates to a UV-B emitting discharge lamp comprising Pr(III) as an activator.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110301673 - Light therapy systems and methods: Light therapy systems and methods improve the use of healthy athletes' muscles before, during, and while recovering after athletic activity. LEDs increase blood flow, increase cell metabolism, and increase waste removal from treated areas of the user's body. Systems and methods for providing these benefits to the user are disclosed... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20110301674 - Forced air warming unit: Both the flow rate and the temperature of the air exiting a forced air warming unit are regulated in response to a single act or operation of a single element of control on a manually-operated remote control.... Agent: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
20110301675 - Natural hot water bottle substitute: A natural hot water bottle substitute includes a container formed of flexible, porous material. The container has a front wall, a back wall and a handle located at an upper end of the front and back walls. A plurality of fastenings attaches the front wall to the back wall at... Agent:
20110301677 - Electrically conductive and mechanically supportive materials for biomedical leads: An implantable medical lead connecting to a device header of a medical apparatus and having an electrode, a conductor, and a conductive polymer layer formed on at least a portion of the medical lead. An insulative sheath surrounds the conductive polymer layer for electrical insulation. The conductive polymer layer and... Agent: Biotectix, LLC
20110301678 - Lead having reinforcing member: An implantable medical device, such as a lead or lead extension, includes a body having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion configured to be at least partially received by an apparatus. The device further includes a conductive member at the distal end portion of the body and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110301676 - Reducing resonant currents in a resonating circuit during mri scans: An implantable medical lead configured to reduce resonant currents in a resonating circuit during MRI scans and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed herein. The method of manufacturing includes providing a medical lead comprising an electrical pathway from a tip electrode located at a distal end of the... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110301679 - Apparatus and method for treating pulmonary conditions: A method for treating a pulmonary condition in a subject is provided. One step of the method includes providing an apparatus for positioning at a target site innervated by at least one nerve of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The apparatus includes a fluid exchange catheter, an inflatable balloon coupled... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20110301680 - Medical electrical lead: A medical device lead is presented. The lead includes one or more jacketed conductive elements. The jacket comprises one or more covers. A first cover of polyether ketone (PEEK) is in direct contact with the at least one conductive element. At least one conductive element and a PEEK cover are... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20110301681 - Electrode assembly for a stimulating medical device: An electrode assembly comprising a low-profile, low-volume elongate electrode carrier and a corresponding guide tube for introducing the carrier into the cochlea to place electrodes disposed at the distal end of the carrier at desired locations along the tonotopically-mapped cochlea. The electrode assembly facilitates intra- and extra-cochlea atraumatic implantation of... Agent:
20110301682 - Directional lead assembly: Leads having directional electrodes thereon. Also provided are leads having directional electrodes as well as anchoring prongs to secure the electrodes to the leads. Also provided are leads with directional electrodes where all the electrodes have the same surface area. Methods of treating conditions and selectively stimulating regions of the... Agent: Intelect Medical, Inc.
20110301683 - Customizable medical electrode: A medical electrode includes a conductive member having a top and a bottom side and a plurality of cutouts establishing a pattern of islands interconnected by conductive member bridges. A plurality of island electrodes are provided with each island electrode disposed on a corresponding island. A conductive adhesive is disposed... Agent:12/01/2011 > 23 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110295330 - Anchoring units for leads of implantable electric stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A nerve stimulation lead has a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length. The nerve stimulation lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end, a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end, and a plurality of conductive wires electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110295331 - Laser-based nerve stimulators for, e.g., hearing restoration in cochlear prostheses and method: Apparatus and method for optical- or optical-and-electrical stimulation of e.g., auditory nerve pathways, for example spiral ganglion in the cochlea or neurons in the cochlear nerve. Several configurations for guiding and directing the optical stimulation are disclosed. Several configurations for guiding and directing the electrical field (used in some embodiments,... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110295332 - Quantitative multivariate analysis of seizures: Methods, including a method, comprising selecting a plurality of dependent variables relating to each of a plurality of seizures in a patient; selecting a plurality of independent variables, wherein each independent variable comprises a therapy parameter, a therapy delivery parameter, a temporal factor, an environmental factor, or a patient factor;... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
20110295333 - Implantable systems and devices for providing cardiac defibrillation and apnea therapy: An aspect relates to a system for providing baroreflex stimulation. An embodiment of the system comprises a cardiac activity monitor to sense cardiac activity and provide a signal indicative of the cardiac activity, and a baroreflex stimulator. The stimulator includes a pulse generator and a modulator. The pulse generator provides... Agent:
20110295334 - Method and system for adjusting a stimulation rate of an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes a lead, a pulse generator, a cardiac signal module, a fusion detection module and a rate modification module. The lead includes electrodes that are configured to be positioned within a heart to sense cardiac signals of the heart. The pulse generator delivers stimulus pulses to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20110295335 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of nocturnal GERD. Individuals with nocturnal GERD may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols. The presently disclosed... Agent:
20110295336 - Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems: The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of diurnal GERD. Individuals with GERD may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower esophageal sphincter and applying electrical stimulation to the patient's lower esophageal sphincter, in accordance with certain predefined protocols. The presently disclosed devices... Agent:
20110295337 - Systems and methods for regulating metabolic hormone producing tissue: A method for regulating hormone production comprises placing at least one electrode in a gastrointestinal tract of a patient and recording an electrical signal during a preselected event produced by the gastrointestinal tract. The method further involves the steps of storing the electrical signal, and playing back the electrical signal... Agent:
20110295338 - Bci apparatus for stroke rehabilitation: A BCI apparatus (10) for supporting the rehabilitation of stroke patients (12) with motor impairments is provided, comprising a probe (18) for recording a neuronal activity signal, an evaluation unit (24) for analysis of the activity signal, and an effector (18, 22, 26, 28) which is controlled by the evaluation... Agent: Albert-ludwigs-universitat
20110295339 - Apparatus and method for stabilizing, improving mobility, and controlling cartilage matrix degradation of weight-bearing articular joints: An apparatus and method for improving mobility and/or the quality of synovial fluid of an affected articular joint are disclosed, wherein the joint is associated with at least a first muscle group and at least a second muscle group each having an antagonistic relationship for effecting mobility of the joint... Agent:
20110295340 - Multiple telemetry and/or charging coil configurations for an implantable medical device system: Embodiments of an improved implantable medical device system for orientation-independent telemetry to and from the device are disclosed. The system includes an external controller which produces an electromagnetic field to induce a current in a coil in the implantable medical device and vise versa. In a preferred embodiment, the external... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20110295341 - Medication delivery system and monitor: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20110295342 - Method for enhancing cell-mediated immunity: Disclosed are a light irradiating device for enhancing cell-mediated immunity and a method using the same. The light irradiating device generates a radiation with a specific peak wavelength at 610±20 nm or 710±30 nm which activates the structure of proteins involved in the activation of T lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated... Agent: Qray Inc.
20110295343 - Near-infrared electromagnetic modification of cellular steady-state membrane potentials: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for applying near-infrared optical energies and dosimetries to alter the bioenergetic steady-state trans-membrane and mitochondrial potentials (ΔΨ-steady) of all irradiated cells through an optical depolarization effect. This depolarization causes a concomitant decrease in the absolute value of the trans-membrane potentials ΔΨ of the irradiated... Agent: Nomir Medical Technologies Inc.
20110295346 - Cuff apparatus and method for optical and/or electrical nerve stimulation of peripheral nerves: Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110295345 - Implantable infrared nerve stimulation devices for peripheral and cranial nerve interfaces: Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110295347 - Nerve-penetrating apparatus and method for optical and/or electrical nerve stimulation of peripheral nerves: Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110295344 - Optical bundle apparatus and method for optical and/or electrical nerve stimulation of peripheral nerves: Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110295348 - System and method for providing light therapy to a subject: A light therapy device is configured to deliver light therapy to a subject. Light therapy is delivered to the subject in the form of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the light therapy device onto the face of the subject in accordance with a predetermined light therapy algorithm. The light... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110295349 - Portable far-infrared physiotherapy equipment for thermal moxibustion: A portable far-infrared physiotherapy equipment for thermal moxibustion may comprise at least a heating unit and a power control device connected to the heating unit for supplying power to the latter. The power control device may comprise: a charging control circuit connected to a power supply port to receive power... Agent:
20110295350 - Apparatus and method for optimized stimulation of a neurological target: A preferred frequency is identified, being usable to stimulate a neurological target within a mammalian body using at least one microelectrode positioned at or near the target. To establish efficient and effective stimulation, an impedance analyzer is provided for measuring electrical impedance values indicative of a microelectrode-tissue interface across a... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)
20110295351 - Electrode array for even neural pressure: The present invention is an electrode array for neural stimulation. In particular it is an electrode array for use with a visual prosthesis with the electrode array suitable to be positioned on the retina. The array includes multiple attachment points to provide for even pressure across the electrode array surface.... Agent:
20110295352 - Cochlear lead: A cochlear lead includes a plurality of electrodes configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea and a flexible body supporting the plurality of electrodes along a length of the flexible body. A stiffening element is slidably encapsulated within the flexible body and positioned such that the stiffening... Agent: Advanced Bionics LLCPrevious industry: Surgery
Next industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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