|Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application patents - Monitor Patents|
USPTO Class 607 | Browse by Industry: Previous - Next | All
Recent | 13: Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan | 12: Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | July | June | May | April | Mar | Feb | Jan | 11: Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan | 10: Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan | | 09: Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jl | Jn | May | Apr | Mar | Fb | Jn | | 2008 | 2007 |
Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical applicationBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/13/2013 > 36 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.
20130150907 - Lead splitter for an electrical stimulation system and systems and methods for making and using: A splitter for an electrical stimulation system includes a junction having a proximal end and a distal end. An elongated proximal member extends from the proximal end of the junction. The proximal member includes a plurality of terminals disposed on a proximal end of the proximal member. A plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150908 - Pacemaker for spasmodic dysphonia: A stimulation system and method for treating to a human subject having spasmodic dysphonia includes a sensing electrode configured to detect voice activity of a vocalizing muscle of the subject and to generate a first signal, and a processor configured to receive the first signal from the sensing electrode and... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130150909 - Modes of operation for atrial defibrillation using an implantable defibrillator: Systems, methods and devices relating to atrial defibrillation and, more specifically, modes of operation for automatically and/or remotely causing the delivery of one or more atrial defibrillation pulses are disclosed. Embodiments provide for wireless communication between an implanted atrial defibrillator, external communication devices and/or servers to detect atrial fibrillation states,... Agent: Smartwave Medical Ltd.
20130150910 - Apparatus for reversal of myocardial remodeling with pre-excitation: An apparatus for reversing ventricular remodeling with electro-stimulatory therapy. A ventricle is paced by delivering one or more stimulatory pulses in a manner such that a stressed region of the myocardium is pre-excited relative to other regions in order to subject the stressed region to a lessened preload and afterload... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130150911 - Methods and systems for identifying and using heart rate variability and heart rate variation: A heart rate variability or heart rate variation can be identified using sensed and/or paced heart beats. One or more patient metrics, such as a variability index or a variation index, can correspond to the identified heart rate variability or heart rate variation. The patient metrics can be used to... Agent:
20130150912 - Methods and systems for identifying and using heart rate variability and heart rate variation: A heart rate variability or heart rate variation can be identified using sensed and/or paced heart beats. One or more patient metrics, such as a variability index or a variation index, can correspond to the identified heart rate variability or heart rate variation. The patient metrics can be used to... Agent:
20130150913 - Method and system for identifying a potential lead failure in an implantable medical device: A method for detecting potential failures by a lead of an implantable medical device is provided. The method includes sensing a first signal over a first channel between a first combination of electrodes on the lead and sensing a second signal from a second channel between a second combination of... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130150914 - Handling improper device data in implantable devices: A system and method for handling data received from an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided. The method includes communicating a device parameter value of an IMD device parameter from the IMD to an external device and determining, at the external device, that the communicated device parameter value is at... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130150915 - Implantable device header and method: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A header core includes an electronic connection feature electrically coupled to the electronic module within the device container, the electronic... Agent:
20130150916 - Implantable device header and method: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A modular header core includes a first core module including a first bore hole portion of a first bore hole,... Agent:
20130150917 - Implantable device header and method: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A header is coupled to the device container. The header includes a header core including a conductive member electrically coupled... Agent:
20130150921 - Automatic therapy adjustments: A medical device detects a previously defined event, and controls delivery of therapy to a patient according to therapy information associated with the previously defined event. In exemplary embodiments, the medical device enters a learning mode in response to a command received from a user, e.g., the patient or a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130150920 - Method for direct modulation of the dorsolateral funiculus: A method for treating a patient suffering from chronic neuropathic pain, comprises epidurally applying electrical stimulation energy to a dorsolateral funiculus of the patient, thereby treating the chronic neuropathic pain. The method may further comprise increasing the activation threshold of a side-effect exhibiting neural structure relative to the activation threshold... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150919 - Method for direct modulation of the spinothalamic tract: A method for treating a patient suffering from chronic neuropathic pain, comprises epidurally applying electrical stimulation energy to a spinothalamic tract of the patient, thereby treating the chronic neuropathic pain. The method may further comprise increasing the activation threshold of a side-effect exhibiting neural structure relative to the activation threshold... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150918 - System and method for automatically training a neurostimulation system: Neurostimulators, neurostimulation systems, and methods for providing therapy to a patient. A neurostimulation system stores reference measurements and reference stimulation parameter sets respectively associated with the reference measurements. A new measurement of least one environmental parameter indicative of a change in a therapeutic environment is taken. Whether the new measurement... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150922 - System and method to define target volume for stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves: One embodiment provides a computer-implemented method that includes storing a volume of tissue activation (VTA) data structure that is derived from analysis of a plurality of patients. Patient data is received for a given patient, the patient data representing an assessment of a patient condition. The VTA data structure is... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130150923 - Electrical stimulation device: The invention relates to an electrical stimulation device (1) with a stimulator (2), containing a generator (3) for generating electrical stimulation impulses with defined stimulation parameters, and a voltage supply (4) for supplying the generator (3) with electrical energy, and with at least two needle electrodes (5) for insertion into... Agent: Biegler Gmbh
20130150924 - Pacemaker for unilateral vocal cord autoparalysis: A stimulation system and method for treating a human subject having unilateral vocal cord paralysis includes a sensing electrode configured to detect voice activity of a vocalizing muscle of the subject and to generate a first signal, and a processor configured to receive the first signal from the sensing electrode... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130150925 - Remote control for implantable medical device: A system and method for modifying the parameters of an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device that communicates with a remote control device that, in turn, communicates through the browser of a computer or any other device capable of using mark-up language protocol. The computer optionally communicates with... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150927 - Safety control system for implantable neural stimulator: A neural stimulation system includes a safety control system that prevents delivery of neural stimulation pulses from causing potentially harmful effects. The neural stimulation pulses are delivered to one or more nerves to control the physiological functions regulated by the one or more nerves. Examples of such harmful effects include... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130150926 - Stimulation system and method for voice lift: A stimulation system and method for providing training therapy to a human subject having a weakened voice includes an activating switch configured to generate a first signal, and a processor configured to receive the first signal from the sensing electrode and to generate at least one stimulation parameter based on... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130150928 - Litter with integrated power supply: This invention is a portable collapsible field litter comprising: a frame for supporting a tent and having a plurality of frame sections hingeably attached wherein the frame and the tent have a collapsed position for storage and transportation and an extended position for supporting an individual; a cavity defined internal... Agent: North American Rescue, LLC
20130150930 - Method and apparatus for modifying the temperature of a patient: A heat exchange fluid supply system for supplying a heat exchange fluid to an intravascular heat exchange catheter includes a disposable cassette having a bulkhead and an external heat exchanger, and which is configured to operate in combination with a reusable master control unit. The bulkhead includes a reservoir section... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20130150929 - Method and system for control of a patient's body temperature by way of a transluminally insertable heat exchange catheter: 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 of any one of several disclosed variations is... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20130150931 - Distributed neural stimulation array system: A device comprises a device carrier having a substantially cylindrical shape and including an array of neural probes. The array of neural probes extend substantially longitudinally from a distal end of the device carrier and include a plurality of central neural probes, wherein a central probe includes at least one... Agent:
20130150935 - Electric pulse generators: This disclosure relates to an in vivo treatment of a skin lesion of a mammal comprising application of electrical energy to the skin lesion in a form of electrical pulses. At least one electrical pulse is applied. The pulse duration may be at least 1 nanosecond at the full-width-half-maximum. This... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Institute For Biomedical Engineering At The University Of Southern
20130150934 - Electrode clamp: A clamp for clamping a brain electrode extending through a burr hole formed in a skull of a patient. The clamp includes a first retainer element having a flange extending around an outer end for engaging an outer table of the skull and a jaw extending across the inner end.... Agent: Saint Louis University
20130150937 - Implantable device header and method: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A header core includes a bore hole portion and at least two electronic connection features disposed within the bore hole... Agent:
20130150932 - Implantable electrode lead: An implantable electrode lead comprising an electric supply lead. The electric supply lead is designed to assume, after implantation of the electrode lead in a deformable supply lead section, a shape that is changed such that it induces higher inductance in the deformable supply lead section after deformation than before... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg
20130150933 - Implantable leads and methods of manufacturing the same: A stimulation lead includes an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and has a multilumen tube extending along the elongate body and defining a central lumen and a plurality of peripheral lumens disposed circumferentially around the central lumen; a plurality of conductors, at least one of... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150938 - Implantable system with improved rf tolerance: One embodiment is an implantable lead including a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end; multiple electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body; multiple terminal contacts disposed along the proximal end of the lead body; multiple stimulation conductors extending along the lead body and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130150936 - Nerve stimulating device and nerve stimulating system: Provided is a nerve stimulating device with which unwanted bacteria, etc. are prevented from entering a body, which serves to reduce the risk of infection. The nerve stimulating device includes a stent that is indwelled inside the body, a receiving coil that is provided in the stent and that receives... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130150940 - Reinforced, compliant electrode assembly: An electrode assembly is described, which allows close and robust contact with a biological structure such as a nerve while simultaneously preventing compressive injury to the biological structure. The electrode assembly includes a compliant cuff body and at least one reinforcing element in an aspect. The reinforced compliant cuff body... Agent: Neurostream Technologies General Partnership
20130150939 - Techniques for placing medical leads for electrical stimulation of nerve tissue: This disclosure is directed to extra, intra, and transvascular medical lead placement techniques for arranging medical leads and electrical stimulation and/or sensing electrodes proximate nerve tissue within a patient.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130150941 - Conductive coil arrangement and electrode catheter arrangement, in particular for cardiac therapy: A conductive coil arrangement, in particular for electrode catheters for cardiac therapy, including a multipolar conductive coil having a plurality of coradially interwoven individual coil wires and a contact zone in which at least one individual coil wire from the conductive coil can be connected to a contact element for... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg
20130150942 - Subcutaneous defibrillator implantation: 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. The subcutaneous... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.06/06/2013 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20130144354 - Combined optical and electrical neural stimulation: A neural-stimulating device for stimulating nerve cells of a recipient is provided. The neural-stimulating device comprises an electromagnetic radiation source configured to generate one or more optical stimulation signals and an electrical stimulation generator configured to generate electrical stimulation signals. The neural-stimulating device also comprises an implantable stimulating assembly configured... Agent:
20130144353 - Method for treating neurological /psychiatric disorders with stimulation to the subcaudate area of the brain: A method for treating a patient with a neurological or psychiatric disorder, comprising applying stimulation to at least a portion of the patient's subcaudate white matter of the subcaudate area under conditions effective to provide the patient with at least a partial relief from the neurological or psychiatric disorder. The... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20130144355 - Wearable defibrillator with audio input/output: A wearable defibrillator and method of monitoring the condition of a patient. The wearable defibrillator includes at least one therapy pad, at least one sensor and at least one processing unit operatively connected to the one or more therapy pads and the one or more sensors. The wearable defibrillator also... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation
20130144356 - Methods and systems for generating a tissue pocket in a patient: Certain aspects of this disclosure relate to uniquely constructed medical implants that incorporate an electronic or other medical device. Some illustrative pocket-like implants provide an interior space for receipt of an electronic medical device, and are implantable in a patient with the electronic medical device positioned in the interior space.... Agent:
20130144357 - Method and device for increasing testosterone production in a male: Described herein is a device and method for stimulating testosterone production in a subject. The device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a power source. The first electrode is configured to contact the skin in the pubic region of the subject and is electrically coupled to the power... Agent:
20130144358 - Dopamine stimulation device: A set of eyeglasses that has a first electrical contact on the frame of the eyeglasses, and a second electrical contact on an arm of the eyeglasses. The contacts touch the skin of the wearer near the frontal cortex and behind the frontal lobe. An integral solar cell provides a... Agent:
20130144359 - Pain management with stimulation subthreshold to paresthesia: Devices, systems and methods are provided for treating pain while minimizing or eliminating possible complications and undesired side effects, particularly the sensation of paresthesia. This is achieved by stimulating in proximity to a dorsal root ganglion with stimulation energy in a manner that will affect pain sensations without generating substantial... Agent:
20130144360 - Retinal prosthesis: The invention is a retinal prosthesis with an improved configuration mounting necessary components within and surrounding the eye. The present invention better allows for the implantation of electronics within the delicate eye structure. The invention provides for less height of the part external to the eye by mounting a receiver... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20130144361 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for neurostimulation and neurotelemetry using semiconductor diode systems: Methods and systems for neurostimulation and/or neurotelemetry of electrically-excitable biological tissue. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a radio frequency output to a diode implanted in biological tissue. The radio frequency output cause current to flow in the diode that is sufficient to provide neurostimulation. Additionally, a radio frequency... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University
20130144362 - System and method for increasing relative intensity between cathodes and anodes of neurostimulation system using pulse slicing: A method and neurostimulation system for providing therapy to a patient is provided. A plurality of electrodes is placed adjacent to tissue of the patient. A plurality of first electrical pulses is delivered to a first set of the electrodes, at least a second electrical pulse is delivered to a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130144363 - Laser immunotherapy: A method of immunotherapy of a mammal, or a laser device therefor, includes the step of treating one or more immune privileged cells, tissues or organs of said mammal with a laser to reduce or eliminate the immune privilege status of said one or more cells, tissues and/or organs to... Agent: Ellex Medical Pty Ltd.
20130144364 - Flexible light therapy device, a plaster and a bandage: A flexible light therapy device, a bandage and a plaster for providing a therapeutic effect to a treatment target area (226) of a living being are provided. The flexible light therapy device comprises a light source (214) for emitting light (220), a light transmitting element (212) and a heat management... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130144365 - Neural device with modular electrode array: An apparatus comprises a flexible substrate including a modular electrode array disposed on the flexible substrate. The modular electrode array includes a plurality of electrode modules, where an electrode module includes a plurality of electrodes. The flexible substrate also includes a spatial separation between the electrode modules of the modular... Agent:
20130144366 - Uv light therapy apparatus for treatment of vitamin d deficiency and to a building comprising the same: Stationary UV light therapy apparatus for treatment of vitamin D deficiency, comprising: a daylight and/or sunlight collector for collecting daylight and/or sunlight over a collector square area, a light transmission component for transmitting the light collected by the collector to the interior of a room of a building, an optical... Agent: King Saud University
20130144367 - Infant heel heat pack: A heat pack for warming the heel of an infant with a front panel and a rear panel wherein the rear panel is adapted for placement on the infant's heel and has an outer layer formed of a nonwoven material which may be wetted. A band is provided for attaching... Agent:
20130144368 - Method for inspection of materials for defects: The present invention is a non-destructive method of inspecting a bond, particularly a braze bond, in a hermetic package. The invention involves a unique hermetic package design adapted for ultrasonic inspection and a method of inspecting the package. This package and non-destructive inspection process are particularly useful in implantable neural... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
20130144369 - Flexible-base electrode array and surrogate neural tissue: A flexible-base electrode array for implantation within neural tissue, method of making the electrode array and use thereof, is provided. A surrogate neural tissue, method of making same and use thereof, is further provided. The use of the present flexible-base electrode array for implantation into the surrogate neural tissue for... Agent: The Governors Of The University Of Alberta
20130144370 - Cochlear implant drug delivery device: Devices for the delivery of a bioactive substance to a cochlea and methods of delivery thereof. The devices include means to allow the release of the bioactive substance within a cochlea.... Agent:05/30/2013 > 33 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.
20130138165 - 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
20130138164 - System for transmitting electrical current to a bodily tissue: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a substantially rigid base and a flexible substrate. The substantially rigid base has a first protrusion and a second protrusion, and is configured to be coupled to an electronic device. The flexible substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and includes an... Agent: Bioness, Inc.
20130138167 - Autonomic modulation using peripheral nerve field stimulation: Some embodiments provide a system, comprising a peripheral nerve field modulation (PNFM) therapy delivery system, PNFM electrodes configured to be implanted subcutaneously, and a controller. The PNFM electrodes are electrically connected to the PNFM therapy system. The PNFM therapy delivery system and the PNFM electrodes are configured to deliver current... Agent:
20130138166 - Recommended replacement time based on user selection: Systems and techniques that enable a user to selectively extend the time prior to providing an indication of power source depletion, e.g., allow an extended the recommended replacement time (RRT) prior to providing an elective replacement indication (ERI), are described. The user provides input, which may indicate an acceptable level... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130138168 - Determination for effective defibrillation: A method for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac is disclosed and involves monitoring, with an external defibrillator, multiple parameters of the person receiving emergency cardiac assistance; determining from at least one of the parameters, an indication of trans-thoracic impedance of the person receiving emergency cardiac care; determining,... Agent:
20130138169 - Method and devices for performing cardiac waveform appraisal: Implementations of various technologies described herein are directed toward a sensing architecture for use in cardiac rhythm management devices. The sensing architecture may provide a method and means for certifying detected events by the cardiac rhythm management device. Moreover, by exploiting the enhanced capability to accurately identifying only those sensed... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.
20130138170 - Managing cross therapy sensing in a multiple therapy implantable device: An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to sense an electrical cardiac signal from at least one of an atrium or ventricle of a heart of a subject, a therapy circuit configured to provide electrical pacing therapy and electrical autonomic neural modulation therapy to the subject, and a... Agent:
20130138171 - Activity-responsive pacing: An implantable medical device is connectable to or comprises an activity sensor and determines a current activity level of a subject based on a sensor signal from the activity sensor. A time period during which the current activity level of the subject has exceeded a threshold level is also determined.... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab
20130138172 - Pace counter isolation for cardiac resynchronization pacing: A system and method for recording sensing and pacing events in a cardiac rhythm management device. The method may be particularly useful in assessment of pacing parameters for ventricular resynchronization therapy.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130138173 - Vagal stimulation during atrial tachyarrhythmia to facilitate cardiac resynchronization therapy: The disclosure describes techniques for delivering vagal stimulation to decrease the ventricular rate response during an atrial tachyarrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation. Decreasing the ventricular rate response during an atrial tachyarrhythmia may facilitate increased ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and may also reduce the likelihood of inappropriately detecting... Agent:
20130138174 - Autothreshold with sensing from pacing cathode: Cardiac electrostimulation energy is delivered to a heart chamber of a subject according to a normal pacing mode using a set of implantable pacing electrodes. When a threshold test for the heart chamber is initiated and a sensing electrode independent from the set of pacing electrodes is unavailable for the... Agent:
20130138175 - Hybrid autothreshold: An apparatus comprises a control circuit that initiates a normal pacing mode for delivery of electrostimulation energy to the heart chamber. In response to an indication to initiate a threshold test, the control circuit determines an electrode configuration used to deliver the electrostimulation energy in the normal pacing mode, selects... Agent:
20130138176 - Brain stimulation programming: A programming system allows a user to program therapy parameter values for therapy delivered by a medical device by specifying a desired therapeutic outcome. In an example, the programming system presents a model of a brain network associated with a patient condition to the user. The model may be a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130138177 - Electrical stimulation system and method for stimulating tissue in the brain to treat a neurological condition: According to one aspect, a stimulation system is provided for electrically stimulating a predetermined site to treat a neurological condition. The system includes an electrical stimulation lead adapted for implantation in communication with a predetermined site, wherein the site is brain tissue site. The stimulation lead includes one or more... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20130138179 - Combination of tonic and burst stimulations to treat neurological disorders: The present application relates to a new stimulation design which can be utilized to treat neurological conditions. The stimulation system produces a combination of burst and tonic stimulation which alters the neuronal activity of the predetermined site, thereby treating the neurological condition or disorder.... Agent:
20130138178 - Implantable pulsed-radiofrequency micro-stimulation system: The present invention relates to a method for treating a nervous symptom or condition in a subject with a pulsed-radiofrequency stimulation system with a low voltage to overcome the disadvantages of the known related stimulation systems.... Agent: Unimed Investment Inc.
20130138180 - Fast fitting of cochlear implants: Approaches are described for fitting an implanted cochlear implant having electrode array contacts to the implanted patient. A normal electrode stimulation arrangement is used to deliver electrode stimulation signals to the active electrode channel electrode contacts at an initial common charge level. The common charge level is increased until a... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130138181 - Electrical stimulation leads having rf compatibility and methods of use and manufacture: A neurostimulation lead or lead extension includes a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of first contacts are disposed on the distal end of the lead body. A plurality of second contacts are disposed on a proximal end of the lead body. A plurality... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130138182 - Device and method for altering neurotransmitter level in brain: The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for non-invasively applying optical radiation to photosensitive parts of the brain. In particular the present invention is directed to a device for non-invasive/trans-cranial light therapy comprising one or more radiation units adapted to direct optical radiation at one or more... Agent: Valkee Oy
20130138183 - Methods of transferring energies to water, alcohols and minerals: The use of humic acids, zeolites, magnesium oxide beads and other mineral-containing materials in the activation of ethanol, alcoholic beverages and water is disclosed. Consumption of the energized liquids can have therapeutic benefits. The activated ethanol can be further used with neutral red dye and ultraviolet (UV) light illumination to... Agent:
20130138184 - Target for generating carbon ions and treatment apparatus using the same: Provided are a carbon ion generation target and a treatment apparatus including the same. The treatment apparatus includes a support member, a carbon ion generation target fixed to the support member, and a laser for irradiating laser beam into the carbon ion generation target to generate carbon ions from the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130138185 - Body part temperature regulating apparatus: A body part temperature regulating apparatus is provided that regulates a temperature of a part of a human body or an animal body. The body part temperature regulating apparatus including a controller that receives a first input from a first temperature sensor detecting a temperature of a heat transfer fluid... Agent: Paxman Coolers Limited
20130138186 - Feedthrough assembly including capacitor array on printed board: A feedthrough assembly may include a ferrule defining a ferrule opening, a feedthrough at least partially disposed within the ferrule opening and attached to the feedthrough, and a capacitor array. In some examples, the feedthrough may include a plurality of feedthrough conductive pathways extending between an externally-facing side of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130138187 - Feedthrough assembly including chip capacitors: A feedthrough assembly may include a ferrule defining a ferrule opening, a feedthrough at least partially disposed within the ferrule opening and attached to the ferrule, and a plurality of chip capacitors. In some examples, the feedthrough may include a plurality of feedthrough conductive pathways extending between an externally-facing side... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130138189 - High-resolution connector for a neurostimulation lead: An implantable connector comprises an electrically insulative housing including an outer wall, an interior cavity surrounded by the outer wall, a port through which the lead body portion can be introduced into the interior cavity, and a pair of first apertures disposed through the outer wall on a first side... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130138191 - Implantable anchor with locking cam: There is disclosed various embodiments of an implantable anchor for anchoring a medical lead within a patient. The implantable anchor includes a body having at least one lumen for receiving a medical lead, a cam integrated with the body and rotatable to extend into the lumen for engaging the medical... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20130138188 - Implantable medical leads having oscillating cable conductor lumens: An electrical implantable lead includes an elongated lead body having a plurality of lumens therein, including at least one linear lumen and at least one planar, non-linear lumen and a plurality of conductor cables disposed within the plurality of lumens. The electrical implantable lead further includes a terminal connector coupled... Agent:
20130138190 - Methods and apparatus for implanting electronic implants within the body: An apparatus includes an implant delivery device configured to deliver an implant into a body. The implant delivery device includes a target member, an insertion member and an electronic circuit system. The target member has a distal end portion configured to be disposed within the body adjacent a target location.... Agent: Bioness Inc.
20130138192 - Method and apparatus for determining relative positioning between neurostimulation leads: A method and medical system for operating two leads disposed adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first one of a pair of electrodes respectively carried by the two leads is activated to generate an electrical field within the tissue. An electrical parameter in response to the generated electrical... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130138193 - Method to treat pain through electrical stimulation of nerves: Methods of treating pain are disclosed, wherein a non-pulsed, low-frequency electrical current is applied to the nerve carrying the pain signals in order to suppress transmission of those signals. In desired embodiments, the current is applied in a direction transverse to the nerve axis. Such currents have been found not... Agent: Case Western Reserve University
20130138195 - Low power signal transmission: A low-power implant system. The system includes an implant for implantation into a person, such as a cochlear implant or a middle ear implant. The implant is capable of communicating with a device via transmission of ultra wideband pulses. The device may be adapted to be worn external to the... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130138194 - Variable impedance shunt for a tissue stimulating prosthesis: A method and apparatus for neural stimulation are disclosed. The principle is that a conventional current path is used to deliver the stimulus to neural structures, but an alternative current path is provided to bypass the neural structures during the opposite polarity part of the current flow. As a consequence,... Agent:
20130138196 - Electrode pad set: An electrode pad set comprises a left electrode pad, a right electrode pad, a first indication figure on the left electrode pad, a second indication figure on the right electrode pad. The left electrode pad and the right electrode pad respectively have a first warning sign with a first shape... Agent:05/23/2013 > 31 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20130131742 - Systems, devices, and methods for anchoring orthopaedic implants to bone: Disclosed herein are circuits and methods for a multi-electrode implantable stimulator device incorporating one decoupling capacitor in the current path established via at least one cathode electrode and at least one anode electrode. In one embodiment, the decoupling capacitor may be hard-wired to a dedicated anode on the device. The... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130131743 - Endovascular nerve monitoring devices and associated systems and methods: Endovascular nerve monitoring devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A nerve monitoring system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a nerve monitoring assembly at the distal portion. The shaft... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20130131744 - Electrochemical cell with adjacent cathodes: The disclosure includes an electrochemical cell comprising a first cathode and a second cathodes are adjacent one another in a stacked arrangement to form a cathode stack in the electrochemical cell. The first cathode includes a first current collector and a first cathode form of active material covering the first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131745 - Electrochemical cell with adjacent cathodes: The disclosure includes an electrochemical cell comprising a first cathode and a second cathodes are adjacent one another in a stacked arrangement to form a cathode stack in the electrochemical cell. The first cathode includes a first current collector and a first cathode form of active material covering the first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131746 - Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation devices and methods to treat or avert atrial fibrillation: Energy is transmitted noninvasively to a patient using electrode-based stimulation devices or magnetic stimulation devices that are designed to non-invasively stimulate nerves selectively. The devices produce impulses that are used to treat atrial fibrillation, by stimulating a vagus nerve of a patient. The devices are also used to forecast the... Agent: Electrocore, LLC.
20130131747 - Implantable defibrillator/cardioverter medical device with a dynamically adjustable threshold for ventricular detection: Methods, devices, and processor-readable storage media are provided for detecting spontaneous ventricular events in a heart using implantable medical devices. A method in this context includes applying a sensitivity function to collected data to detect occurrence of ventricular events. The sensitivity function is based on an adjustable detection threshold. The... Agent: Sorin Crm Sas
20130131748 - Method for efficient delivery of dual site pacing: An implantable device and associated method for delivering a multi-site pacing therapy includes electrodes for sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac pacing pulses to a first pacing site along a heart chamber and a therapy delivery module for delivering cardiac pacing pulses to a patient's heart via the electrodes. A... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131749 - Method for efficient delivery of dual site pacing: An implantable device and associated method for delivering a multi-site pacing therapy includes electrodes for sensing cardiac signals and delivering cardiac pacing pulses. Electrodes positioned at first and second selected pacing sites are used to deliver pacing pulses to a first heart chamber using a bipole comprising the first electrode... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131751 - Apparatus and method for selecting a preferred pacing vector in a cardiac resynchronization device: A medical device and associated method control the delivery of a cardiac pacing therapy including selecting left ventricular pacing sites for delivering the therapy. The left ventricular pacing sites are selected by delivering pacing pulses to a patient's left ventricle at multiple pacing sites one at a time and determining... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131750 - Method and apparatus for adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy employing a multipolar left ventricular lead: A medical device and associated method control the delivery of a cardiac pacing therapy by selecting first and second pacing sites along a first ventricle of a patient's heart and delivering the pacing therapy by pacing the first ventricle using the first pacing site during the periods of a first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131752 - Implantable medical device with fractal antenna: An apparatus and method for enabling an implanted fractal antenna for radio frequency communications between an implantable medical device and an external device. The fractal antenna may be disposed within or outside of a header assembly of the device housing. Various examples include a three dimensional patterned cylinder usable as... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130131753 - Non-invasive magnetic or electrical nerve stimulation to treat gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia, and other functional gastrointestinal disorders: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating or preventing gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia, and other functional gastrointestinal disorders. The methods comprise transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers, particularly those in a vagus nerve. The methods provide damaged interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) with trophic factors via vagal... Agent: Electrocore, LLC.
20130131754 - Leadless system for deep brain stimulation using time reversal acoustics: A leadless Deep Brain Stimulation system includes an implantable stimulator configured to convert incoming acoustic energy into an electric stimulation signal. The acoustic energy is provided by one or more external transmitters acoustically coupled to a head of the subject. To focus ultrasound energy onto the location of the stimulator,... Agent:
20130131755 - Patient directed therapy control: A patient controls the delivery of therapy through volitional inputs that are detected by a biosignal within the brain. The volitional patient input may be directed towards performing a specific physical or mental activity, such as moving a muscle or performing a mathematical calculation. In one embodiment, a biosignal detection... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130131756 - Posterior tibial-nerve and/or other nerve stimulation system and method: An implantable pulse generator includes one or more structural features for accommodating the shape of a portion of a patient's limb, such as the shape of the patient's calf. In one embodiment, an implantable pulse generator includes a first node interconnected to a second node by an elongated housing member,... Agent:
20130131757 - Muscle fatigue meter: A functional electrical stimulation system for moving at least a portion of a body of a subject, e.g., legs. Such a system includes: a stimulator that can provide a plurality of sets of functional electrical stimulation to the legs, one or more transducers that outputs signals representative of the movement... Agent:
20130131758 - System and method for programming an implantable pulse generator: In one embodiment, a method of programming an IPG comprises providing one or several GUI screens on the programmer device, the GUI screens comprising a master amplitude GUI control for controlling amplitudes for stimsets of a stimulation program and one or several balancing GUI controls for controlling amplitudes of each... Agent:
20130131759 - Shielding telemetry communciations between active implantable medical devices and external instruments from high power electrical interferers: Disclosed herein is a shield for shielding a telemetry wand from electromagnetical interference capable of interfering with telemetry communications between the telemetry wand and an AIMD in a patient. The telemetry wand may include a first side that is configured to be placed against a patient, a second side generally... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130131761 - High-voltage cmos neuroelectronic interface for a multichannel vestibular prosthesis: A multichannel vestibular prosthesis includes a sensor system and a microcontroller configured to communicate with the sensor system to receive sensor signals from the sensor system while in operation. The microcontroller is configured to provide control signals in response to the sensor signals. The multichannel vestibular prosthesis also includes a... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130131760 - Technique for linking electrodes together during programming of neurostimulation system: An external control device for use with a neurostimulator coupled to a plurality of electrodes capable of conveying electrical stimulation energy into tissue in which the electrodes are implanted. The external control device comprises a user interface including at least one control element, a processor configured for independently assigning stimulation... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130131762 - Phototherapy method and device: A method of biostimulating phototherapy is provided. The method comprises illuminating a subject's body portion (1) with light having a first wavelength in the range of 600-900 nm (17). The method further comprises the step of at least one of reducing and preventing hyperthermia of the body portion by illuminating... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130131763 - Method for mounting a wearable horse cooling device: A method for mounting a wearable horse cooling device performed by a wearable horse cooling device having two cold water circulating modules and a fixing module, wherein each cold water circulating module has a cooling unit, a wrap and a connection hose assembly, has steps of placing the cooling unit... Agent:
20130131764 - Cool fat burner: An ice harness for cooling brown adipose tissue. The ice harness includes a front section, wherein the front section is configured to be placed on a user's chest. The ice harness also includes a rear section, wherein the rear section is configured to be placed on the user's upper back.... Agent:
20130131765 - Fibrous matrix coating materials: A medical electrical lead may include an insulative lead body, a conductor disposed within the insulative lead body, an electrode disposed on the insulative lead body and in electrical contact with the conductor and a fibrous matrix disposed at least partially over the electrode. The fibrous matrix may be formed... Agent:
20130131766 - Apparatus and methods for anchoring electrode leads for use with implantable neuromuscular electrical stimulator: Apparatus and methods for tethering an electrode lead to an anatomical structure within a patient using a coupling member are provided. An anchor configured to be secured to the anatomical structure and an electrode lead suitable for neuromuscular stimulation of spinal muscles and/or nerves innervating one or more muscles that... Agent:
20130131768 - Implantable collector electrode having a connection cable with direction marker, and system: The invention relates to a wire-shaped collector electrode (10), which can be laparascopically implanted into the pelvis and through the abdominal wall of a human body and which is arranged on the end side on a connection cable (13) that has an outside surface (20), for the neurostimulation of nerves.... Agent:
20130131767 - Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical leads containing the same: The present invention provides medical devices that contain polyisobutylene urethane copolymers, polyisobutylene urea copolymers and polyisobutylene urethane/urea copolymers. More particularly, the present invention provides medical leads that contain such copolymer.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130131769 - Printed circuit board connection to feedthrough: An implantable electronic device includes a housing wall defining an interior surface and an exterior surface. A feedthrough assembly includes a body coupled to the housing and defining an aperture, and a pin at least partially disposed within the aperture and passing through the housing wall from the interior surface... Agent:
20130131770 - Electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve chain: The present invention provides a method of affecting physiological disorders by stimulating a specific location along the sympathetic nerve chain. Preferably, the present invention provides a method of affecting a variety of physiological disorders or pathological conditions by placing an electrode adjacent to or in communication with at least one... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130131771 - Current recycling in multiple linear regulators: Described herein is an apparatus (30) for regulating voltages across a plurality of loads (21, 23). The apparatus comprises a first linear regulator (35) for regulating a first voltage across a first load (23) and a second linear regulator (37) for regulating a second voltage across a second load (21).... Agent:
20130131772 - Urinary incontinence device and method: A method for treating urinary incontinence is provided. The method includes providing a device, the device including an expandable portion having an outer surface, and a first electrode and a second electrode, the first and second electrodes coupled to the outer surface of the expandable portion and configured to cause... Agent: Incontrol Medical, LLCPrevious industry: Surgery
Next industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
RSS FEED for 20130613:
Integrate FreshPatents.com into your RSS reader/aggregator or website to track weekly updates.
For more info, read this article.
Thank you for viewing Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application patents on the FreshPatents.com website. These are patent applications which have been filed in the United States. There are a variety ways to browse Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application patent applications on our website including browsing by date, agent, inventor, and industry. If you are interested in receiving occasional emails regarding Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application patents we recommend signing up for free keyword monitoring by email.
FreshPatents.com Support - Terms & Conditions
Results in 0.50989 seconds