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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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12/04/2014 > 23 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140358189 - Device and method for snoring detection and control: A device for the treatment of snoring is provided. The device may include a flexible substrate configured for removable attachment to a subject's skin, a primary antenna disposed on the flexible substrate, an interface configured to receive a feedback signal that varies based upon a breathing pattern of the subject;... Agent:

20140358191 - Adjustable nerve electrode: Example adjustable electrodes are described. One example adjustable electrode includes two or more contacts configured to selectively deliver high frequency alternating current (HFAC) to a nerve in an amount sufficient to produce an HFAC nerve conduction block in the nerve. The example adjustable electrode may also include a logic configured... Agent:

20140358190 - External device for an implantable medical system having accessible contraindication information: Disclosed is a remote controller for an implantable medical device having stored contraindication information, which includes information which a patient or clinician might wish to review when assessing the compatibility of a given therapeutic or diagnostic technique or activity with the patient's implant. The stored contraindication information is available through... Agent:

20140358193 - Apparatus and methods for prevention of syncope: A monitoring system has biomechanical sensors, physiological sensors and a controller which receive sensory inputs from the sensors to provide output signals for the output device, and it detects from the sensory inputs risk of a syncopal event The bio-mechanical sensors include sensors arranged to allow the processor to detect... Agent: National University Of Ireland, Galway

20140358192 - Neural prosthesis system and method of control: Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for control using electrical signals recorded from clinically paralyzed muscles and nerves are presented. The discomplete neural prosthesis system and method for clinically paralyzed humans utilizes a controller. The controller is adapted to receive a volitional electrical signal generated by the human that is... Agent:

20140358194 - External device for determining an optimal implantable medical device for a patient using information determined during an external trial stimulation phase: An external controller is disclosed for communicating with an external trial stimulator (ETS) for an implantable medical device. The external controller is programmed with a battery algorithm able to assist a clinician in choosing a suitable implant for the patient based on battery performance parameters estimated for a number of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358197 - Arced implant unit for modulation of nerves: An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject is provided. The implant unit may include a flexible carrier unit including a central portion and two elongated arms extending from the central portion, an antenna, located on the central portion, configured to receive a signal, at least... Agent:

20140358196 - Implant unit for modulation of small diameter nerves: An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject is provided. The implant unit may include an antenna configured to receive a signal, and at least one pair of modulation electrodes configured to be implanted into the body of the subject in the vicinity of at least... Agent:

20140358195 - Implantable medical devices, and methods of use therewith, that use a same coil for receiving both communication and power signals: Implantable medical devices (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, use a same coil for receiving communication and power signals. An IMD, which is configured to operate in a charge or power mode and in a communication mode, includes a coil, power circuitry and communication circuitry. The coil includes first and... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140358198 - Organic sensitizers for up-conversion: The invention relates to compositions, devices containing same, and the use thereof for up-conversion. Said compositions and devices are particularly suitable for generating low-energy radiation.... Agent:

20140358199 - Self-administrable method, system and apparatus for non-invasive neurostimulation therapy of the brain: The present invention is a portable non-invasive apparatus, system, and method for performing light therapy or photobiomodulation upon the brain tissues through the nostrils of a living mammalian subject for the medical purpose of stimulating the brain in-vivo. In marked difference to conventionally known therapeutic procedures, the present invention utilizes... Agent:

20140358200 - Treatment device using high frequency: A treatment device using a high frequency according to the present invention includes: a plurality of electrodes which transfers high frequency energy to the skin; a plurality of pads each of which is provided on one surface thereof with at least one of the electrodes; and a plurality of elastic... Agent:

20140358201 - Apparatus and method for providing enhanced heat transfer from a body: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette is attached to the circulatory conduits of the... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20140358202 - Clogged milk duct relief device: A clogged milk duct relief device provides warmth and vibration to the breast to relieve pain associated with a clogged milk duct. The device includes a pouch having an outer shell enveloping an interior space. A heat retention substance is positioned in the interior space of the pouch wherein the... Agent:

20140358203 - Thermal assistance device: A thermal assistance device is useful to provide supplemental heating or cooling to a user's circulating core blood, or to the blood supply to an extremity of a user.... Agent:

20140358204 - Method and apparatus for controlling menopausal hot flashes: A device and method for non-invasive treatment of menopausal hot flashes. The device includes a hand-held assembly sized to be held in the palm of a user's hand; a cooling plate within the assembly and a cradle which docks with the assembly. The cradle plugs into an AC power source... Agent:

20140358205 - Method and apparatus of evaporative cooling for an animal: The present invention provides a method and apparatus of evaporative cooling which targets one or more of an animal's muscle tissue areas, as the head and neck, chest, shoulder, back or gluteal muscles, and leg and ankle of the body chest, shoulder, back and gluteal muscles, and does not otherwise... Agent:

20140358206 - Therapeutic heating and cooling packs comprising decorative elements: It is an object of the invention to provide devices and methods for thermal treatment, e.g., cooling and heating, of body parts for purposes of alleviating discomfort, pain, stress and inflammation.... Agent:

20140358209 - Leads with segmented electrodes and methods of making and using the leads: A stimulation lead includes a lead body. Terminals and electrodes are disposed along opposing end portions of the lead body and are electrically-coupled to one another via conductors. The electrodes include segmented electrodes. Each of the segmented electrodes includes a proximal end, a distal end, an exterior surface, an interior... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358210 - Methods for manufacturing segmented electrode leads using a removable ring and the leads formed thereby: A method of making an electrical stimulation lead includes attaching segmented electrodes to an interior of a ring in a circumferentially spaced-apart arrangement; attaching a conductor wire to each of the segmented electrodes; coupling the ring with the segmented electrodes to a lead body; and, after coupling to the lead... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358208 - Segmented electrode leads formed from pre-electrodes with alignment features and methods of making and using the leads: A pre-electrode for a stimulation lead includes a generally cylindrical body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes multiple segmented electrodes disposed along the body; connecting material disposed along the outer surface of the body and coupling each of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358207 - Segmented electrode leads formed from pre-electrodes with depressions or apertures and methods of making and using: A pre-electrode for a stimulation lead includes a generally cylindrical body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes segmented electrodes disposed along the body in a spaced-apart configuration, connecting material coupling each of the segmented electrodes to one another and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140358211 - Support device for supporting a transmission coil on the body of a patient: A support device for supporting a transmission coil on the body of a patient, with a receiving or securing device or a receiving space for receiving or securing the transmission coil in and/or on the support device, and further comprising a detection device for detecting a process of application, a... Agent:

  
11/27/2014 > 40 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140350616 - Microperfusive electrical stimulation: A method of treating a patient in cardiac arrest (e.g., in fibrillation, electrochemical dissociation, or asystole), the method comprising delivering an agent for enhancement of cardiac function to the coronary arteries of the patient; and microperfusing the patient's cardiac tissue by electromagnetically stimulating the cardiac issue at an energy level... Agent:

20140350617 - Defibrillator with protocol for selectively interrupting cpr: An automated external defibrillator (AED) (10) having a treatment decision processor (28) is described which estimates the probability of successful resuscitation made from an analysis of a patient parameter measured in the presence of CPR artifact. The invention may also adjust its analysis protocol and guidance outputs depending on a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140350620 - Identify insulation breach using electrograms: An implantable medical device capable of sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac electrical stimulation therapies is enabled to detect a short circuit event. A signal is sensed by a sensing module coupled to electrodes. A controller detects a short circuit event in response to a slope of the sensed signal... Agent:

20140350621 - Identify insulation breach using electrograms: An implantable medical device capable of sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac electrical stimulation therapies is enabled to detect a short circuit of a medical electrical lead. A physiological signal correlated to a motion of a patient is sensed via a physiological sensor. If a lead monitoring condition is met... Agent:

20140350619 - System and method for detection enhancement programming: A system and method of enabling detection enhancements selected from a plurality of detection enhancements. In a system having a plurality of clinical rhythms, including a first clinical rhythm, where each of the detection enhancements is associated with the clinical rhythms, the first clinical rhythm is selected. The first clinical... Agent:

20140350618 - Vector switching in an implantable cardiac stimulus system: The implantable cardiac treatment system of the present invention is capable of choosing the most appropriate electrode vector to sense within a particular patient. In certain embodiments, the implantable cardiac treatment system determines the most appropriate electrode vector for continuous sensing based on which electrode vector results in the greatest... Agent:

20140350622 - Microperfusive electrical stimulation: A method of treating a patient in cardiac arrest (e.g., in fibrillation, electrochemical dissociation, or asystole), the method comprising delivering an agent for enhancement of cardiac function to the coronary arteries of the patient; and microperfusing the patient's cardiac tissue by electromagnetically stimulating the cardiac issue at an energy level... Agent:

20140350623 - System and method for controlling electrical stimulation based on lowest operable voltage multiplier for use with implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for use with implantable devices equipped with programmable voltage multipliers (including voltage dividers.) Candidate pulse widths are determined for selected voltage multipliers and stimulation vectors. Each candidate pulse width corresponds to a lowest pulse energy sufficient to achieve capture within the tissues of the patient (subject to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140350624 - System and method for stimulating the heart via the vagus nerve: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart to determine the presence of a rapid heartbeat. The rules engine applies rules to the sensor data to determine whether to deliver an electrical waveform to a vagus nerve. The rules engine further determines whether an electrical waveform... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350627 - System and method for conditioning the heart using sub-threshold anodal stimulation: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multi-phase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine. The electrical waveform is applied... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350629 - System and method for stimulating the heart in combination with cardiac rhythm management pharmaceuticals: Sensors are applied to the heart and sensor data is supplied to a rules engine. The rules engine applies rules that reflect a CRM pharmaceutical regime of the patient to the sensor data to determine whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart. When electrical stimulation is warranted,... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350625 - System and method for stimulating the heart using sub-threshold biphasic stimulation: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multiphase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine. The electrical waveform is applied... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350626 - System and method for stimulating the heart via storage of multi-waveforms in a cardiac stimulation device: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform. A multi-phase cardiac stimulus generator generates waveforms in response to the rules engine from waveform data stored in... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350628 - System and method for triggering conditioning of the heart using the intrinsic heartbeat: A rules engine acquires sensor data from sensors applied to the heart and detects an intrinsic beat of the heart. The rules engine determines whether an electrical waveform should be applied to the heart and, if so, the type of electrical waveform.... Agent: Mr3 Medical, LLC

20140350631 - Sensing vector selection in a cardiac stimulus device with postural assessment: Methods, implantable medical devices and systems configured to perform analysis of captured signals from implanted electrodes to identify cardiac arrhythmias. In an illustrative embodiment, signals captured from two or more sensing vectors are analyzed, where the signals are captured with a patient in at least first and second body positions.... Agent:

20140350630 - System and method for evaluating diastolic function based on cardiogenic impedance using an implantable medical device: Diastolic function is monitored within a patient based on dynamic cardiogenic impedance as measured by a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. In one example, the device uses ventricular cardiogenic impedance values to detect E-wave parameters representative of passive filling of the ventricles. Atrial cardiogenic impedance values are used to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140350632 - 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:

20140350633 - Systems and methods that provide electrical stimulation to a nerve to reduce a reflex that affects a bodily function: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system for electrical stimulation. A waveform generator can be configured to generate an electrical waveform. An electrode can be electrically coupled to the waveform generator and configured to deliver the electrical waveform to a nerve to reduce at least one reflex... Agent:

20140350635 - Deep brain stimulator and method of use: A neurostimulation system is shown and described. The neurostimulation system may include a stimulation device implantable into a patient, a lead operatively coupled with the stimulation device, a first power cell providing power to the stimulation device where the first power cell is charged by an externally applied AC (High... Agent: Deep Brain Innovations LLC

20140350634 - Devices, systems and methods for deep brain stimulation parameters: Devices, systems and methods for increasing the efficacy and/or efficiency of deep brain stimulation (DBS) using parameters of stimulation that are custom tailored to a unique set of one or more symptoms and/or to a specific patient is shown and described herein. Also disclosed are devices, systems and methods for... Agent: Duke University

20140350636 - Peripheral nerve field stimulation control: Peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) may be controlled based on detected physiological effects of the PNFS, which may be an efferent response to the PNFS. In some examples, a closed-loop therapy system may include a sensing module that senses a physiological parameter of the patient, which may be indicative of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140350637 - Bioelectronics for controlling skeletal muscles by neuro-electrical coded signals: Bioelectronics for controlling a skeletal muscle by means of a neuro-electrical coded signal. An actual neuro-coded signal that is naturally generated in a body and operative in control of a skeletal muscle can be collected from a nervous network and stored in a database associated with an electronic device. An... Agent: Codes Of Life, LLC

20140350638 - Wireless cardioresonance stimulation: An apparatus for the cardio-synchronised stimulation of skeletal or smooth muscle, but excluding the heart muscles, in a counterpulsation mode of a patient. The apparatus comprises an active and a passive electrode for attachment to said patient, a signal processor having a configuration input for varying a time delay associated... Agent:

20140350639 - Method and apparatus for predicting and controlling the percepts induced by a visual prosthesis: Here we present the first model that quantitatively predicts the apparent spatial position and shape of percepts elicited by retinal electrical stimulation in humans based on the known anatomy of the retina. This model successfully predicts both the shape of percepts elicited by single electrode stimulation and the shape and... Agent:

20140350640 - Implantable medical device and tool sensors: Implantable medical devices and instruments (tools) including one or more implantable sensors. In certain embodiments, a hearing prosthesis comprises an implantable stimulating assembly configured to be implanted in a recipient's cochlea. At least one implantable sensor is disposed in the implantable stimulating assembly and is configured to monitor an insertion... Agent:

20140350641 - Information processing and storage in a cochlear stimulation system: Information can be stored in a cochlear stimulation system by determining an item of patient specific information, transferring the item of patient specific information to an implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation system, and permanently storing the item of patient specific information in the implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation... Agent:

20140350642 - Metal complexes comprising 1,2,3-triazoles: The present invention relates inter alia to a new class of metal complexes comprising 1,2,3-triazoles having improved solubility and enhanced electro-optical properties. The present invention further relates to the preparation and use of these compounds.... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh

20140350643 - Phototherapy apparatus for skin treatment: A wearable hands-free apparatus for providing phototherapy treatment to a number of hair, scalp and skin related conditions includes a supporting member for pivotally supporting a light emitting plate in spaced, opposing relation to the user's head. The light emitting plate is fitted with an array of light generating sources,... Agent: Apira Science, Inc.

20140350644 - Oscillating photo light therapy device: An oscillating photo light therapy device includes a base and a light emitting unit pivotally mounted to the base. The light emitting unit is provided with at least one light emitting source. A movement imparting mechanism is provided for displacing the light emitting unit relative to the base along an... Agent:

20140350645 - Altering temperature in a mammalian body: The present application relates to systems and methods for altering temperature in a mammalian body. Optionally, the systems and methods can be used to lower or raise core body temperature of a mammalian subject. Optionally, the systems and methods can be used to lower or raise the temperature of glabrous... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140350646 - Universal diathermy heat applicator: A resonant radio frequency diathermy heat applicator, including a flexible pad, an inductive coil with moderate defined resistance, fixed tuning capacitors, connecting cable and shielding that is broadly tuned to the signal source in a manner that eliminates the requirement for variable tuning elements.... Agent: Regear Life Sciences, Inc.

20140350647 - Electromagnetic hyperthermia assembly: An electromagnetic hyperthermia assembly includes: a substrate; a plurality of hyperthermia needles each having a needle portion that extends through and downwardly from the substrate and that has a needle tip distal from the substrate; and a guiding plate having a plurality of through holes. The needle portions of the... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

20140350648 - Body temperature reduction systems and associated methods: Systems and methods for lowering the core body temperature of subject are generally described. In certain embodiments, the core body temperature of a subject can be lowered by using a heat exchanger configured to cool an intubation gas that is transported to the subject via an intubation tube. The intubation... Agent: Dynasil Biomedical Corporation

20140350649 - Methods for modulating osteochondral development using bioelectrical stimulation: Compositions and methods are provided for modulating the growth, development and repair of bone, cartilage or other connective tissue. Devices and stimulus waveforms are provided to differentially modulate the behavior of osteoblasts, chondrocytes and other connective tissue cells to promote proliferation, differentiation, matrix formation or mineralization for in vitro or... Agent:

20140350653 - Electrode leads for use with implantable neuromuscular electrical stimulator: An apparatus for neuromuscular electrical stimulation is provided. The apparatus may be a stimulation lead having an elongated member made up of at least one conductor and an insulative sheath surrounding at least a portion of the conductor. A distal portion of the elongated member may include one or more... Agent: Mainstay Medical Limited

20140350654 - Grounding of a shield within an implantable medical lead: Implantable medical leads include a shield that is guarded at a termination by having a first portion and a second portion of the shield, where the first portion is between a termination of the shield at the second portion and an inner insulation layer that surrounds the filars. The first... Agent:

20140350651 - High reliability wire welding for implantable devices: Methods of making an implantable pulse generator are disclosed herein. The implantable pulse generator can include a body defining an internal volume and a plurality of wires extending from out of the internal volume of the body. Some of these wires can be connected, either directly or indirectly to a... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140350650 - Leads for neurostimulation and method of assembling the same: A neurostimulator lead including an elongated lead body having stimulating and proximal end portions and a center axis extending therebetween. The lead body includes an inner tubing that extends along the center axis. The inner tubing includes wire conductors that extend between the stimulating and proximal end portions. The lead... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.

20140350652 - Modular biomedical implants: A modular biomedical implant includes a processor, an electrode array, and a cable. The first end of the cable is attached to the electrode array and a second end of the cable terminates in a first array of contacts. A second array of contacts is electrically connected to the processor.... Agent:

20140350655 - Lead identification system: In some examples, a lead identification system includes a first set of first lead indicators and a second set of second lead indicators. Each of the first lead indicators is configured to removably attach to at least one of a first therapy delivery element, a first epidural needle, or a... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

  
11/20/2014 > 40 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140343618 - Sampling intrinsic av conduction time: Methods and/or devices for sampling a patient's intrinsic AV conduction time during cardiac therapy that may, e.g., change the AV delays to values based on the AV delays themselves, previously-sampled intrinsic AV conduction times, and/or one or more other parameters directly related to AV delays to provide a time period... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140343619 - Implantable cardiac resynchronizer with biventricular pacing and detection of loss of capture and anodal stimulation: An medical device for stimulating the heart using biventricular stimulation. The device includes a sensor for detecting an endocardial acceleration parameter and a processing circuit configured to receive the endocardial acceleration parameter. The device further includes stimulation electronics coupled to the processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to use... Agent:

20140343620 - Leadless cardiac stimulation device employing distributed logic: Systems and methods involve an intrathoracic cardiac stimulation device operable to provide autonomous cardiac sensing and energy delivery. The cardiac stimulation device includes a housing configured for intrathoracic placement relative to a patient's heart. A fixation arrangement of the housing is configured to affix the housing at an implant location... Agent:

20140343621 - Probe system for brain applications: The present invention relates to a probe system for brain applications, especially for neurostimulation and/or neurorecording, comprising at least one lead for brain applications with a first number of stimulation and/or recording electrodes, the lead being connectable to a low-count connector element or having a low-count connector element, whereby the... Agent:

20140343623 - Methods and systems for automatically turning on and off drg stimulation and adjusting drg stimulation parameters: Methods and systems described herein can be used to automatically turn on and off stimulation of a target dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and/or adjust stimulation parameters. At least one of an input signal (indicative of an electrical field resulting from an electrical signal propagated by adjacent distal sensory nerve fibers... Agent: Spinal Modulation, Inc.

20140343624 - Neuromodulation of subcellular structures within the dorsal root ganglion: Devices, systems and methods are provided for the targeted treatment of abnormal sensory conditions. In such conditions, physical stimuli is transduced into neuronal impulses that are subsequently transmitted to the central nervous system for processing. Such transduction is achieved by primary sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglions. Subcellular structures... Agent:

20140343622 - Selective high frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects, and associated systems and methods: Selective high-frequency spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain with reduced side effects and associated systems and methods are disclosed. In particular embodiments, high-frequency modulation in the range of from about 1.5 KHz to about 50 KHz may be applied to the patient's spinal cord region to address low back pain... Agent: Nevro Corporation

20140343625 - Muscle stimulation device: A surface NMES stimulation device the device has a control processor, a voltage regulator connected to a high voltage supply, a bridge of control switches, and electrodes or electrode terminals connected in the bridge to receive drive signals via the control switches. The processor directs a drive scheme for the... Agent: National University Of Ireland, Galway

20140343626 - Retention of a magnet in a cochlear implant: A system for retaining a magnet in a cochlear implant, comprising a retainer embedded within an encapsulant of the cochlear implant, and a magnet case engaged with the retainer. A retainer for retaining a magnet within a cochlear implant comprising a number of first fasteners that couple with a number... Agent:

20140343627 - Method and system for modulating eating behavior by means of neuro-electrical coded signals: Method and systems modulating eating behavior comprising (i) generating at least one confounding neuro-electrical signal that is adapted to modulate the sense of taste in the body, (ii) generating at least one confounding neuro-electrical signal that is adapted to modulate the sense of smell in the body, and (ii) transmitting... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20140343630 - Arbitrary waveform generator & neural stimulation application: A method, device and/or system for generating arbitrary waveforms of a desired shape that can be used for generating a stimulation pulse for medical purposes such as for spinal cord stimulation therapy.... Agent:

20140343628 - Automatic current balancing with lock control for a clinician programmer: A method of programming electrodes includes automatic current balancing and lock control. A virtual representation of a lead is displayed. The lead includes a plurality of electrodes. A subset of the electrodes is selected for programming. Each of the electrodes in the subset has one of two polarities. The two... Agent:

20140343631 - Connector assemblies for implantable stimulators: Exemplary systems include a stimulator configured to be implanted within a patient, the stimulator having a body defined by at least one side surface disposed in between distal and proximal end surfaces, and a connector assembly configured to be coupled to the stimulator and extend parallel to the at least... Agent:

20140343629 - Method and apparatus for displaying a graphical impedance history for output channels of a lead: A method of displaying impedance information of an implantable medical device is provided. One or more impedance values are received over a period of time for a plurality of channels. The channels may each include an electrode contact on an implantable lead. A graph is displayed that illustrates a variation... Agent:

20140343632 - Transvascular nerve stimulation apparatus and methods: Electrode structures for transvascular nerve stimulation combine electrodes with an electrically-insulating backing layer. The backing layer increases the electrical impedance of electrical paths through blood in a lumen of a blood vessel and consequently increases the flow of electrical current through surrounding tissues. The electrode structures may be applied to... Agent: Simon Fraser University.

20140343633 - Electrically identifiable electrode lead and method of electrically identifying an electrode lead: An electrically identifiable medical electrode lead. The lead includes a flexible lead body having a distal end and a connector end. The lead also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed near the distal end of the flexible lead body. The lead further includes a connector disposed at the connector end... Agent:

20140343634 - Self resonant transmitting device: A device for powering an implant within a body of a subject from a location external to the subject, wherein the implant requires a threshold rate of power increase in order to operate in at least one mode, may include an antenna configured to wirelessly transmit energy to the implant.... Agent:

20140343637 - Control of neural modulation therapy using cervical impedance: An implantable apparatus can comprise an electrical test energy delivery circuit configured to provide an electrical test signal to a cervical location in a patient body. A detector circuit can use the electrical test signal to detect cervical impedance and generate a cervical impedance signal representing fluctuations in the detected... Agent:

20140343635 - Transvascular nerve stimulation apparatus and methods: Electrode structures for transvascular nerve stimulation combine electrodes with an electrically-insulating backing layer. The backing layer increases the electrical impedance of electrical paths through blood in a lumen of a blood vessel and consequently increases the flow of electrical current through surrounding tissues. The electrode structures may be applied to... Agent:

20140343636 - Transvascular nerve stimulation apparatus and methods: Electrode structures for transvascular nerve stimulation combine electrodes with an electrically-insulating backing layer. The backing layer increases the electrical impedance of electrical paths through blood in a lumen of a blood vessel and consequently increases the flow of electrical current through surrounding tissues. The electrode structures may be applied to... Agent:

20140343638 - Non-invasive method for slimming a human body using laser energy of wavelengths shorter than 632 nm: A noninvasive method of slimming a patient's body by applying laser energy having a wavelength shorter than 632 nm externally through the skin of the patient. One or more areas of a patient's body, preferably the more fatty regions, such as the abdominal, buttock, lower back, thigh, bust or arm... Agent:

20140343639 - Thermal control system: A thermal control unit for delivering temperature-controlled fluid to one or more patient therapy devices (e.g. pads, blankets, etc.) that are in contact with a patient is disclosed. The thermal control unit allows multiple patient therapy devices to be fluidly coupled thereto and to individually monitor the temperatures, flow rates,... Agent:

20140343641 - Methods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling: Methods for cerebral cooling are described. Cooling assemblies include elongate tubular members, a reservoir containing a pressurized fluid, and a manifold connecting the reservoir and elongate tubular members. After insertion of the elongate tubular members into the patient's nostrils, a pressurized fluid is delivered onto a surface of the patient's... Agent: Benechill, Inc.

20140343640 - Systems and methods for reducing body temperature: Systems and methods for lowering the body temperature of a patient or inducing hypothermia are generally described. In certain embodiments, the core body temperature of a patient can be lowered by using a heat exchanger. In certain embodiments, the heat exchanger of configured to facilitate transfer of heat from an... Agent: Dynasil Biomedical Corporation

20140343642 - Device for treating diseases: A method for treating a disease such as an infectious disease, a cancer or asthma, comprising administering to a patient a stay in a Faraday cage.... Agent:

20140343648 - Contacting arrangement comprising a feedthrough and a filter structure and method of making: One aspect relates to a contacting arrangement for use in a housing of a medically implantable apparatus. Said contacting arrangement includes an electrical feedthrough device that includes at least one electrically insulating main feedthrough member and at least one electrical conducting element. The conducting element is designed to establish at... Agent:

20140343646 - Dual side load anchor for electrode lead, systems containing the anchor, and methods of making and using: An implantable lead anchor includes a first anchor shell and a second anchor shell. The first and second anchor shells define two parallel lead channels. The lead anchor also includes an actuating mechanism to operably adjust the first and second anchor shells between a load position and a lock position.... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140343645 - Electrical stimulation leads and systems with anchoring units and methods of making and using: An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal length; electrodes disposed along the distal end portion of the lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal end portion of the lead body; conductors electrically coupling the terminals to the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140343643 - Implantable electrode array assembly including a carrier with embedded control modules contained in packages, the packages extending outwardly so as to extend over the carrier: An implantable electrode array that includes a carrier on which multiple spaced apart electrodes are disposed. Embedded in the module are control modules. The control modules are contained in packages. Portions of the packages extend outwardly from the carrier so as to be disposed against adjacent surfaces of the carrier.... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140343654 - Implantable medical electrical lead conductors and construction methods: A coiled continuous conductor wire of an implantable medical electrical lead includes a first, electrode length and a second, insulated length, wherein the insulated length of the wire has a radial cross-section defined by a round profile, while the electrode length of the wire has a radial cross-section defined by... Agent:

20140343653 - Medical electrical lead: An improved medical electrical lead is disclosed herein. The lead may include a longitudinally extending body having a distal end, a proximal end, a conductive element extending between the distal and proximal ends, and an electrode coupled to the conductive element utilizing a reflow process. The conductive element and electrode... Agent:

20140343644 - Medical leads and techniques for manufacturing the same: In some examples, the disclosure relates to a medical device comprising a lead including an electrically conductive lead wire; and an electrode electrically coupled to the lead wire, the electrode including a substrate and a coating on an outer surface of the substrate, wherein the lead wire is formed of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140343649 - Method to enhance electrode localization of a lead: An exemplary method includes positioning a lead in a patient where the lead has a longitudinal axis that extends from a proximal end to a distal end and where the lead includes an electrode with an electrical center offset from the longitudinal axis of the lead body; measuring electrical potential... Agent:

20140343650 - Method to enhance electrode localization of a lead: An exemplary method includes positioning a lead in a patient where the lead has a longitudinal axis that extends from a proximal end to a distal end and where the lead includes an electrode with an electrical center offset from the longitudinal axis of the lead body; measuring electrical potential... Agent:

20140343651 - Method to enhance electrode localization of a lead: An exemplary method includes positioning a lead in a patient where the lead has a longitudinal axis that extends from a proximal end to a distal end and where the lead includes an electrode with an electrical center offset from the longitudinal axis of the lead body; measuring electrical potential... Agent:

20140343652 - Method to enhance electrode localization of a lead: An exemplary method includes positioning a lead in a patient where the lead has a longitudinal axis that extends from a proximal end to a distal end and where the lead includes an electrode with an electrical center offset from the longitudinal axis of the lead body; measuring electrical potential... Agent:

20140343647 - Systems and methods for making and using tip electrodes for leads of electrical stimulation systems: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body, electrodes disposed along a distal end of the lead body, terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body, and conductors coupling the terminals to the electrodes. The electrodes include a tip electrode having an electrode body with an outer... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140343656 - Electrical stimulation leads with anchoring unit and electrode arrangement and methods of making and using: An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal length; and electrodes disposed along the distal end portion of the lead body. The electrodes include a first set of electrodes and a second set of electrodes. The electrodes of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140343655 - System and method for spinal cord modulation to treat motot disorder without paresthesia: A method for of performing a medical procedure on a patient suffering from a movement disorder. The method comprises delivering electrical current having a defined pulse rate equal to or greater than 1500 Hz and/or a defined pulse duration equal to or less than 200 Hz to spinal cord tissue... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20140343657 - Atraumatic electrode lead: A cochlear implant includes a processor, an array of electrodes disposed along a flexible body and a lead body connecting the processor to the array of electrodes. The lead body includes a first tube having a first outside diameter, a second tube having a second outside diameter smaller than the... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

  
11/13/2014 > 23 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140336718 - Adaptive medium voltage therapy for cardiac arrhythmias: Aspects of the invention are directed to advanced monitoring and control of medium voltage therapy (MVT) in implantable and external devices. Apparatus and methods are disclosed that facilitate dynamic adjustment of MVT parameter values in response to new and changing circumstances such as the patient's condition before, during, and after... Agent:

20140336719 - Method for hemodynamic optimization using plethysmography: Time delays between a feature of a signal indicative of electrical activity of a patient's heart and a feature of a plethysmograph signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume are used to arrange the operation of an implantable device, such as a pacemaker. Shorter time delays between the feature... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140336720 - Implantable cardiac prosthetic for resynchronization by biventricular pacing using reverse remodeling: An implantable prosthetic device for cardiac resynchronization by biventricular pacing including a cardiac reverse remodeling. The combination of the stimulation sites, the atrioventricular delay (AVD), and the interventricular delay (VVD) together define a common pacing configuration, temporarily switched from an original pacing configuration (a) to a modified pacing configuration (b)... Agent:

20140336721 - Non-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 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, mechanical and/or acoustic, and... Agent:

20140336723 - Active glasses for optic nerve stimulation: Active glasses for stimulating optic nerves of a user.... Agent:

20140336722 - Method and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and suppression of pathological tremors through neurostimulation of the afferent pathways: Method and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and suppression of pathological tremors in a user through the neurostimulation of the afferent pathways to the brain, which comprises wearable elements placed over the parts of the body affected by tremor, wherein said wearable elements (1) have sensors selected from bioelectric sensors (3)... Agent: Georg-august-universitat Gottingen

20140336724 - Retinal prosthesis: The present invention relates to retinal prostheses, and in particular to the transfer of electrical power and data from outside of the human body to such a prosthesis. The retinal prosthesis comprises: A retinal electrode array implanted in the eye to stimulate the retina. A receiving coil implanted sub-sclerally to... Agent:

20140336725 - Methods and systems for lowering a pitch sensation as perceived by a cochlear implant patient: An exemplary method of lowering a pitch sensation as perceived by a cochlear implant patient includes 1) identifying a most apical electrode included in a plurality of electrodes disposed within a cochlea of the patient, 2) directing a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the plurality of electrodes to apply one... Agent:

20140336726 - Fractionalized stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device: A method for configuring stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device having a plurality of electrodes is disclosed, which method is particularly useful in adjusting the electrodes by current steering during initialization of the device. In one aspect, a set of ideal pulses for patient therapy is determined, in which... Agent:

20140336727 - Microwave field stimulator: A system includes a controller module, which includes a storage device, a controller, a modulator, and one or more antennas. The storage device is stored with parameters defining a stimulation waveform. The controller is configured to generate, based on the stored parameters, an output signal that includes the stimulation waveform,... Agent:

20140336728 - Systems and methods that provide an electrical waveform for neural stimulation or nerve block: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can provide an electric waveform for neural stimulation or nerve block. The system can include a first circuit component configured to provide a self-oscillating, voltage-boosted electric waveform. In some instances, the first circuit component can provide a “pause” waveform... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140336729 - Systems and methods for removing contaminating noise from an electric waveform for neural stimulation and nerve block: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can remove contaminating noise (e.g., direct current (DC) contamination or high frequency contamination) from an electric waveform. The system can include a passive filter that includes at least a secondary-side-open-transformer-inductor (SOTI). The SOTI can include a first coil inductively... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140336730 - Devices and methods for non-invasive electrical stimulation and their use for vagal nerve stimulation on the neck of a patient: A non-invasive electrical stimulation device shapes an elongated electric field of effect that can be oriented parallel to a long nerve, such as a vagus nerve in a patient's neck, producing a desired physiological response in the patient. The stimulator comprises a source of electrical power, at least one electrode... Agent:

20140336731 - System for analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues: A patient treatment unit for analyzing and treating abnormality of human or animal tissues, includes a display; a pulse generator circuit that outputs a sequence of electrical pulses at a pulse frequency, the electrical pulses having a pulse width, the pulse generator controlling the pulse frequency and the pulse width... Agent:

20140336732 - Handheld low-level laser therapy apparatus: A laser therapy device, including: a laser diode that is adapted to produce a monochromatic laser beam; a lens that is adapted to receive the beam directly from the laser diode and exploit the natural divergence of the laser diode to form an essentially coherent monochromatic, collimated beam; wherein the... Agent:

20140336733 - Tissue treatment apparatus and systems with pain mitigation and methods for mitigating pain during tissue treatments: Methods, apparatus, and systems for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. Electromagnetic energy is delivered from a treatment electrode through the skin surface to the tissue at a plurality of power levels over a treatment time. During the energy... Agent:

20140336734 - Hyperthermia system and a method for generating a focused threedimensional rf field: The invention relates to a hyperthermia system for treating a patient, comprising an RF power unit, one or more RF antenna's connected to the RF power unit for generating a focused three-dimensional RF field, a controller for adjusting the RF power source and/or the one or more RF antenna's for... Agent: Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

20140336735 - Header connection with reduced complexity: An apparatus includes an implantable housing, a header mounted to the implantable housing and including a connector block cavity, and a connector block located within the connector block cavity, the connector block including a housing portion, a coil spring, and a metallic conductor connected around the coil spring and extending... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140336740 - Medical leads and related systems that include a lumen body that is joined to a lead body and that has multiple filar lumens: Medical leads include a lumen body at an end of the lead, and the lumen body includes multiple filar lumens. The lumen body is joined to a lead body, and electrical connectors are longitudinally spaced along the lumen body. Filars within the filar lumens are directed through filar passageways within... Agent:

20140336736 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336737 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336738 - Mri-safe implantable medical device: A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body. The conductor has a proximal end configured to... Agent:

20140336739 - Porous dealloyed electrodes: An active implantable electrode includes a conductive substrate and a dealloyed metal on a surface of the conductive substrate such that an electrical voltage applied to the conductor is conducted through the conductive substrate and transferred from the dealloyed metal to surrounding biological tissues. A method for forming a dealloyed... Agent:

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