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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

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04/16/2015 > 13 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
04/09/2015 > 13 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20150100100 - Inhibition of inflammatory cytokine production by cholinergic agonists and vagus nerve stimulation: A method of inhibiting the release of a proinflammatory cytokine in a cell is disclosed. The method comprises treating the cell with a cholinergic agonist. The method is useful in patients at risk for, or suffering from, a condition mediated by an inflammatory cytokine cascade, for example endotoxic shock. The... Agent:

20150100101 - Heart stimulator: An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system that includes at least one or more stimulation units, one or more detection units, one or more control units, two or more electrode poles and one or more high voltage capacitors. The at least one control unit is connected with the at least one stimulation unit,... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20150100102 - Dual-mode defibrillator with latched panel: A medical device includes a device housing and a door mounted to the device housing. The device also includes a first magnet mounted to the door, wherein magnetic force applied to the door exerts a moment on the door, and a second magnet mounted in the housing and positioned to... Agent:

20150100103 - Cardiac pacing with anodal stimulation detection: Methods and device for determining a pacing vector for delivering an electrostimulation therapy are described. An implantable medical device may be configured to determine an anode capture threshold and a cathode capture threshold for a first anode and cathode pair of electrodes, switch a polarity of the first anode and... Agent:

20150100104 - Controller unit for a functional electrical stimulation (fes) orthotic system: Various embodiments are described herein for a method and system for facilitating a gait of a user with a functional electrical stimulation (FES) orthotic system. In some described embodiments, the method includes receiving a foot orientation indicator for a foot of the user; receiving a body inclination indicator for the... Agent:

20150100105 - Sensor unit for a functional electrical stimulation (fes) orthotic system: Various embodiments are described herein for a method and system for improving a gait of a user with a functional electrical stimulation (FES) orthotic system. In some described embodiments, the method includes receiving motion information associated with the gait of the user; generating a foot orientation indicator for the foot... Agent:

20150100107 - Electrical stimulation for a functional electrical stimulation system: An electrical stimulation system and method for generating a stimulation signal for at least two electrodes coupled to a body part in a functional electrical stimulation system. One example embodiment includes a controller unit operable for receiving stimulation parameters and a trigger signal, and in response to receiving the trigger... Agent:

20150100106 - Trial stimulation systems: A trial stimulation system includes a disposable trial electrical stimulator that, in some examples, is sterilized for a single use in a stimulation trial of one patient. Additionally, systems for securing a disposable trial stimulator to the body of a patient are described, which may function to improve the durability... Agent:

20150100108 - Implantable medical device with a primary and rechargeable battery: An implantable medical device (IMD) having a rechargeable and primary battery is disclosed, as are algorithms for automatically selecting use of these batteries at particular times. In one IMD embodiment, the primary battery acts as the main battery, and an algorithm allows the IMD to draw power from the primary... Agent:

20150100109 - Implantable medical device with one or more magnetic field sensors to assist with external charger alignment: An implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed having one or more magnetic field sensors for measuring a strength of a magnetic charging field provided by an external charger and used to provide operational power to the IMD, for example, to charge its battery. The measured field strength data, or derivations... Agent:

20150100110 - Controlled stimulation delivery from neurostimulator: A system for providing neurostimulation includes an external device (“external exciter”) and an implanted device. The external exciter includes an energy source which inductively powers the implanted device. Examples of such external exciters include devices having at least one of: ultrasonic transducers, Radio Frequency (RF) transmitters, and solar cells. The... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University

20150100111 - Vision restoration assist apparatus: A vision restoration assist apparatus includes an insulating case including a biocompatible body portion and a biocompatible cover portion that are joined to each other to form a storage space in the case, an electrode disposed outside the case, an electronic circuit disposed in the storage space of the case,... Agent:

20150100112 - Electromagnetic stimulation device for changing nerve threshold: The electromagnetic stimulation device contains at least a positive electrode and at least a negative electrode. An insulating gap having width of a first distance is maintained between the positive and negative electrodes. The positive and negative electrodes are at least at a second distance away from a nerve to... Agent: Gimer Medical Co. Ltd.

04/02/2015 > 12 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.

20150094782 - Electrode with feature for indicating prior use with adult or pediatric subject and systems and methods including same: Methods and systems of applying treatment to a subject experiencing cardiac distress. In one example, there is provided a defibrillation electrode. The defibrillation electrode includes a non-volatile memory element and a circuit configured to store an indication of a level of energy delivered to a subject during the application of... Agent:

20150094783 - Method for detecting and treating ventricular arrhythmia: A system and method for long-term monitoring of cardiac conditions such as arrhythmias is disclosed. The invention includes a pulse generator including means for sensing an arrhythmia. The pulse generator is coupled to at least one subcutaneous electrode or electrode array for providing electrical stimulation such as cardioversion/defibrillation shocks and/or... Agent:

20150094784 - Implantable stimulation devices, and methods and systems for use therewith, that automatically adjust stimulation parameters to improve preload in an hf patient: Methods, systems and devices described herein can be used for automatically adjusting one or more cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacing parameters (and more generally stimulation parameters), to achieve a long term reduction in left ventricular (LV) diastolic pressure (and more generally, preload) of a heart failure (HF) patient. A reduction... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20150094785 - Methods, systems, and devices for pairing vagus nerve stimulation with motor therapy in stroke patients: A method of treating motor deficits in a stroke patient, comprising assessing a patient's motor deficits, determining therapeutic goals for the patient, based on the patient's motor deficits, selecting therapeutic tasks based on the therapeutic goals, performing each of the selected therapeutic tasks repetitively, observing the performance of the therapeutic... Agent:

20150094786 - Autonomous intracorporeal capsule with frequency conversion energy harvesting: The energy harvester module of the capsule comprises: a primary oscillating structure subjected to an external low-frequency stress; a secondary oscillating structure comprising an elastic element and able to vibrate in high-frequency resonance; and an electrostatic structure with a first electrode coupled to the primary structure and a second electrode... Agent:

20150094787 - Methods and materials for treating syncope: This document provides methods and materials for treating syncope (e.g., neurocardiogenic syncope). For example, methods and materials involved in using electrical techniques to stimulate nerves (e.g., renal efferent and/or afferent nerves) in a manner that results in systemic blood vessel constriction and/or increased blood pressure are provided.... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20150094788 - Apparatus for electrostimulation and method for controlling multiple electrodes in an apparatus for electrostimulation: An apparatus for electrostimulation has a whole-body support and electrodes disposed in the support. The electrodes are disposed in pairs, relative to a center longitudinal axis of the apparatus, and are configured so that they can be controlled one after the other or simultaneously. A method for controlling multiple electrodes... Agent: Pierenkemper Gmbh

20150094789 - Implantable device with chassis element: A implantable active medical device includes a chassis plate having a first major surface and an opposing second major surface, an elongate lead connector fixed to the first major surface and extending orthogonally away from the first major surface and a circuit board fixed to the first major surface and... Agent:

20150094790 - Trial stimulation systems: A trial stimulation system includes a disposable trial electrical stimulator that, in some examples, is sterilized for a single use in a stimulation trial of one patient. Additionally, systems for securing a disposable trial stimulator to the body of a patient are described, which may function to improve the durability... Agent:

20150094791 - Color coded header bore identification: An implantable pulse generator includes a device housing containing pulse generator circuitry and a header connected to the device housing. The header includes a core assembly defining first and second lead bore cavities sized for receiving terminal pins of leads, first and second labels, and an outer layer. The first... Agent:

20150094792 - Labeled implantable medical devices: In general, techniques are described for labeling an implantable medical device (IMD). In one example, an IMD can include a housing including electronic circuitry. The IMD can include a header coupled to the housing and includes a core. The core can define a bore and include a first metal label... Agent:

20150094793 - Fluidic conductors for implantable electronics: Fluidic conductors deliver electrical signals to targeted locations within an organ. Both the insulating materials and conductive media components of the fluidic conductors are ultra-flexible. The small size of the fluidic conductors makes the technology particularly applicable to auditory prostheses, for example, cochlear implants, that deliver electrical signals to very... Agent:

03/26/2015 > 27 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20150088212 - Stimulation design for neuromodulation: The present application relates to a new stimulation design which can be utilized to treat neurological conditions. The stimulation system produces a burst mode stimulation which alters the neuronal activity of the predetermined site, thereby treating the neurological condition or disorder. The burst stimulus comprises a plurality of groups of... Agent:

20150088213 - Method and apparatus for detection of lead conductor anomalies using dynamic electrical parameters: A method and apparatus to detect anomalies in the conductors of leads attached to implantable medical devices based on the dynamical electrical changes these anomalies cause. In one embodiment, impedance is measured for weak input signals of different applied frequencies, and a conductor anomaly is detected based on differences in... Agent:

20150088214 - Methods and devices for accurately classifying cardiac activity: Methods, systems, and devices for signal analysis in an implanted cardiac monitoring and treatment device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. In illustrative examples, captured data including detected events is analyzed to identify likely overdetection of cardiac events. In some illustrative examples, when overdetection is identified, data may be modified... Agent:

20150088215 - External defibrillator: An external defibrillator includes patient electrodes (20) for obtaining the patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) and for applying a shock to the patient. A microprocessor (24) analyses the patient's ECU using a diagnostic algorithm to detect if the patient's heart is in a shockable rhythm, and shock delivery circuitry (10) is enabled... Agent:

20150088217 - Implantable cardiac stimulation device and method that stabilizes ventricular rate during episodes of atrial fibrillation: An implantable cardiac stimulation device provides electrical stimulation therapy to stabilize the ventricular rate of a heart during episodes of atrial fibrillation. The stimulation therapy may be a plurality of sub-threshold stimulation pulses delivered to capture AV node vagal innervations following the detection of atrial fibrillation.... Agent:

20150088216 - Method and apparatus for automatic configuration of implantable medical devices: A system including a programmable implantable monitoring device and a programmer for programming the device and a method of use thereof. The programmer may be configured to transmit programming commands responsive to entry of a reason for monitoring to the implantable device including a prioritization of an arrhythmia storage criterion.... Agent:

20150088218 - Method to stabilize ventricular rate during episodes of atrial fibrillation: A method to provide electrical stimulation therapy to stabilize ventricular rate of a heart during episodes of atrial fibrillation. The stimulation therapy may be a plurality of stimulation pulses delivered to the AV node during the AV node refractory period following the sensing of an atrial event.... Agent:

20150088219 - Apparatus for artificial cardiac stimulation and method of using same: A system for artificial stimulation of the heart of a subject is provided, the system comprising a controller comprising a receiver for receiving signal data, a processor for processing received signal data, and a transmitter for transmitting signal data; a sensing stent for location in the proximal coronary sinus of... Agent: Gloucestershire Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust

20150088220 - System and method for synchronizing energy delivery to the cardiac rhythm: A system for synchronizing application of treatment signals with a cardiac rhythm is provided. The system includes a memory that receives and stores a synchronization signal indicating that a predetermined phase such as R-wave of a cardiac rhythm of a patient has started. A synchronization module analyzes whether the stored... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20150088221 - Minimally invasive epicardial pacemaker: A fully implantable cardiac pacemaker system is provided. The pacemaker system includes a pacemaker having an electrode sub-assembly containing an electrode and a base into which the electrode is embedded. It also includes an implantable package that has electronic components for providing electrical pulses to a patient's heart. The pacemaker... Agent: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

20150088222 - Ingestible, electrical device for stimulating tissues in a gastrointestinal tract of an organism: In one aspect, an ingestible, electrical device, comprises one or more electrodes comprising a biocompatible conducting material and a biocompatible insulating material; a generator connected to the one or more electrodes; and an outer casing enclosing the one or more electrodes and the generator, the outer casing configured to dissolve... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20150088223 - Voa generation system and method using a fiber specific analysis: A system and method for generating an estimated volume of activation (VOA) corresponding to settings applied to a stimulation leadwire includes a processor performing the following: determining, for each of a plurality of neural elements, one or more respective parameters characterizing an electrical distribution along the neural element, looking up... Agent:

20150088224 - Wearable transdermal electrical stimulation devices and methods of using them: Apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems), and methods for transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). Apparatuses described herein can be self-contained, lightweight, and wearable. The apparatus may include a primary unit (TES stimulator) and an electrode portion that includes a first transdermal electrode and a second transdermal electrode and mates with the TES stimulator.... Agent:

20150088226 - Device implantable under skin: A cochlear implant includes a sealed housing containing electronics for at least stimulation or collection of data and at least one antenna for communicating with an external device and a magnet configured to hold the external device in proximity to the sealed housing. The sealed housing includes an upper cover... Agent:

20150088225 - Methods and systems for customizing cochlear implant stimulation and applications of same: One aspect of the invention provides a method for customizing cochlear implant stimulation of a living subject. The cochlear implant includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrodes implanted in a cochlea of the living subject. The method includes determining a position for each of the plurality of electrodes... Agent:

20150088228 - Neurostimulation system for selectively estimating volume of activation and providing therapy: An external control device, neurostimulation system, and method of programming a neurostimulator. A volume of tissue activation for each of a first one or more candidate stimulation parameter sets is simulated without conveying electrical stimulation energy into the tissue. One of the first candidate stimulation parameter set(s) is selected based... Agent:

20150088227 - Trial stimulation systems: A trial stimulation system includes a disposable trial electrical stimulator that, in some examples, is sterilized for a single use in a stimulation trial of one patient. Additionally, systems for securing a disposable trial stimulator to the body of a patient are described, which may function to improve the durability... Agent:

20150088229 - Method and system to remotely control a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device: A system to remotely control a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device is disclosed. The system includes a TENS control unit where a transceiver of the TENS control unit is configured to receive wireless Bluetooth signals transmitted from a smartphone, and to transmit wireless Bluetooth response signals to the smartphone... Agent:

20150088230 - Method and system for determining settings for deep brain stimulation: A method and system are provided for determining a relation between stimulation settings for a brain stimulation probe and a corresponding V-field. The brain stimulation probe comprises multiple stimulation electrodes. The V-field is an electrical field in brain tissue surrounding the stimulation electrodes. The method comprises sequentially applying a test... Agent: Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.v.

20150088231 - Ocular treatment system and method using red and gold phototherapy: Systems and methods of ophthalmologic or ocular phototherapy treatment are provided herein. In some embodiments, the systems and methods of ophthalmic or ocular phototherapy treatment comprise applying a treatment light beam in a predetermined wavelength or wavelength range corresponding to gold (yellow to orange), red, or at least part of... Agent: Cxl Ophthalmics, LLC

20150088232 - Irradiation device with ergonomic adaptation options: An irradiation device for irradiating of body parts of a patient is provided, with a carrier system which provides a basic framework of the irradiation device with at least one light head with a light source for the irradiation, and a control element for operating the irradiation device. The irradiation... Agent: Herbert Waldmann Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150088233 - Cost-effective systems and methods for enhanced normothermia: Structures and protocols are presented for supporting a medical or veterinary patient with therapeutically significant normothermia and other practical advantages.... Agent:

20150088234 - Device for the plasma treatment of human, animal or plant surfaces, in particular of skin or mucous membrane areas: The invention relates to a device for the treatment of free-form areas and zones of human or animal skin areas or plant surfaces by means of cold atmospheric-pressure plasma. The core of the device is a specific, preferably gas-permeable, electrode arrangement for generating a dielectrically impeded surface discharge where the... Agent: Inp Greifswald, Leibniz-institut Fuer Plasmaforschung Und Technologie E.v.

20150088235 - Device and method for warming and sterilizing skin for vein access: A device and method are disclosed for improving vein access. An exemplary device includes a porous substrate saturated with a disinfectant. The device may maintain a temperature sufficient to cause vasodilation for an extended period of time after removal from a heat source.... Agent:

20150088236 - Moist heat therapy compress: A moist heat therapy compress for therapeutic treatment of a treated body part. The moist heat therapy compress includes a fluid-permeable shell, a flexible backing fastened to the shell to define an enclosure, and hydrophilic zeolite fill granules loosely contained within the enclosure. The moist heat therapy compress is exposed... Agent: Bruder Healthcare Company

20150088237 - Lead extensions for use with electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using the lead extensions: An implantable lead extension includes an intermediate body element; a plurality of proximal tails attached to a proximal end portion of the intermediate body element; a plurality of terminals disposed along each of the plurality of proximal tails; and a connector assembly attached to a distal end portion of the... Agent:

20150088238 - Method for coating devices using electrospinning: 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:

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