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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. 12/05/2013 > 20 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130325078 - Medical monitoring and treatment device with external pacing: A non-invasive bodily-attached ambulatory medical monitoring and treatment device with pacing is provided. The noninvasive ambulatory pacing device includes a battery, at least one therapy electrode coupled to the battery, a memory storing information indicative of a patient's cardiac activity, and at least one processor coupled to the memory and... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation
20130325079 - Method for detecting and localizing insulation failures of implantable device leads: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for diagnosis of conductor anomalies, such as insulation failures, in an implantable medical device, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a pacemaker, or a neurostimulator. Insulation failures are detected and localized by identifying changes in electrical fields via surface (skin) potentials.... Agent:
20130325080 - Method for detecting and treating insulation lead-to-housing failures: Disclosed is a method for the diagnosis of conductor anomalies, such as an insulation failure resulting in a short circuit, in an implantable medical device, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Upon determining if a specific defibrillation pathway is shorted, the method excludes the one electrode from the defibrillation... Agent:
20130325081 - Leadless intra-cardiac medical device with dual chamber sensing through electrical and/or mechanical sensing: A leadless intra-cardiac medical device senses cardiac activity from multiple chambers and applies cardiac stimulation to at least one cardiac chamber and/or generates a cardiac diagnostic indication. The leadless device may be implanted in a local cardiac chamber (e.g., the right ventricle) and detect near-field signals from that chamber as... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130325082 - Apparatus that broadcasts specific brain waveforms to modulate body organ functioning: Apparatus for collecting and broadcasting coded human or animal body waveforms. A contact can be placed on a portion of a body, which is designed to receive electrical signals. The electrical signal is converted into a readable format and is processed and stored in a computer. The electrical signal can... Agent:
20130325084 - Electrical stimulation method for modulation on sensory information around dorsal root ganglia: A method of treating a patient with an ailment, comprises delivering first energy to a dorsal root ganglia (DRG), thereby modulating the DRG, and delivering second energy to at least one of a central neural axon extending from the DRG and a peripheral neural axon extending from the DRG, thereby... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130325083 - Systems and methods for controlling neurostimulation based on regional cardiac performance for use by implantable medical devices: Techniques are provided for controlling neurostimulation such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS) using a cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD). In various examples described herein, neurostimulation is delivered to a patient while regional cardiac performance of the heart of the patient is assessed by the CRMD. The delivery of further neurostimulation... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130325086 - Multi-electrode implantable systems and assemblies therefor: Hermetically sealed assemblies, for example, that include IC chips, are configured for incorporation within a connector terminal of an implantable medical electrical lead, preferably within a contact member of the terminal. An assembly may include two feedthrough subassemblies, welded to either end of the contact member, to form an hermetic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130325085 - Neurostimulation system with default mri-mode: A neurostimulation device capable of being placed between a stimulation state and an EMI protection state. The neurostimulation device comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of stimulation electrodes, stimulation output circuitry configured for being selectively activated during the stimulation state to output... Agent:
20130325087 - Light-beam therapeutic apparatus: A light-beam therapeutic apparatus used for a therapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is disclosed, which includes an apparatus body portion having a light source; a light guide rod that guides light from the light source, a connecting socket, a cooling fan, an electronic component that performs control required for a therapy,... Agent: Atom Medical Corporation
20130325089 - Method and apparatus for cooling the head or neck of a patient: A device for thermally coupling to a head and/or a neck of a patient is provided which includes cooling coils configured to allow for controlled cooling of the head or neck of the patient. The cooling coils are formed with tubing for directing cooling fluid. A plurality of fluid flow... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota
20130325088 - Post-liposuction skin tightening: After liposuction has been performed in a region, a skin tightening procedure can be implemented by heating the external surface of a cannula to between 145° F. and 180° F. and moving the cannula beneath the skin, in the region, so that heat is transferred from the external surface of... Agent:
20130325090 - Heating/cooling system for indwelling heat exchange catheter: A cooling system for an indwelling heat exchange catheter includes a heat exchange bath that is configured to receive a conduit that carries saline to and from the catheter. A heating/cooling fluid is in the bath and exchanges heat with the saline. The heating/cooling fluid flows through a heat exchanger... Agent: Zoll Circulation Inc.
20130325091 - Leads with tip electrode for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using: An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a tip electrode disposed on a distal tip of the lead body. One tip electrode has a base and a separate plug attached to the base. The base defines an interior lumen closed at one end by the plug. Another tip electrode has an... Agent:
20130325092 - Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods: Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a cable assembly that in turn includes an electrical cable having a proximal end and a distal end. A first connector is attached to the cable toward... Agent: Nevro Corporation
20130325093 - Implantable device lead including a distal electrode assembly with a coiled component: A medical device lead includes an insulative body having a proximal region with a proximal end, and a distal region with a distal end. The medical device lead also includes a connector coupled to the proximal end of the insulative body of the lead to electrically and mechanically connect the... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130325094 - Active fixation medical electrical lead: A medical electrical lead having an elongated lead body and a fixation helix extending along a generally helical axis, mounted around the outer circumference of the lead body. The fixation helix has a free end spaced from and extending from the lead body for less than the circumference of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130325095 - Multizone epicardial pacing lead: A multizone epicardial pacing lead (10) having a lead body (12) with a proximal connector (14) for coupling to a generator of an active implantable medical device and, distally, an anchor to an epicardium wall and an active part comprising a plurality of stimulation electrodes, coming into contact with, or... Agent:
20130325096 - Long term wear multifunction biomedical electrode: Electrodes, multi-electrode patches, and electrodes for biomedical systems are provided. The electrode includes an adhesive film layer having a top surface and a bottom surface. A conductive element is substantially surrounded by the adhesive film layer. A conductive gel layer covers at least portion of a surface of the conductive... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation
20130325097 - Wound dressing for electrical stimulation, and method for producing such a wound dressing: The invention relates to a wound dressing (10) for electrical stimulation, with a planar energy-transmitting element (12, 12′), a protecting and supporting layer (14), which is connected to the energy-transmitting element (12, 12′) and which covers the energy-transmitting element (12, 12′) on the outside and, at least in some regions,... Agent:11/28/2013 > 29 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130317560 - Medical device with lack-of-readiness alarm: A medical device for caring for a patient includes a patient utility for measuring a patient parameter or administering a therapy to the patient and an alarm system that has a receiver to accept status information about the medical device. A use detector of the alarm system is structured to... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130317561 - System and method to deliver therapy in presence of another therapy: Various aspects relate to a method. In various embodiments, a therapy of a first therapy type is delivered, and it is identified whether a therapy of a second therapy type is present to affect the therapy of the first therapy type. Delivery of the therapy is controlled based on the... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130317562 - Lead for implantable cardiac prosthesis with integrated protection against the effects of mri fields: A lead for an implantable cardiac prosthesis having an integrated protection against the effects of magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) fields. A protection circuit (26) may be placed at the distal end of the lead comprises a resistive component (28) interposed between the electrode (E1, E2) and the distal end of... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.
20130317563 - Devices for electrical stimulation of a biological tissue and method for calibrating same: An electrical stimulation system including: a mechanism generating at least one electrical signal to be applied to a biological tissue that is to stimulated and measuring a response of the biological tissue to each electrical signal; a calculation mechanism estimating, based on each electrical signal and on a corresponding response... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20130317564 - System and method for treating a nerve symptom: An implantable electrical stimulation system for treating a nerve symptom, the system comprising an implantable device. The implantable devices includes a wave generator that is operable to generate a signal wave and a white noise, mix the signal wave and the white noise, and produce an electrical stimulating signal. The... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130317565 - 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: Newlife Sciences LLC
20130317566 - Compensation current optimization for cochlear implant systems: An exemplary method includes 1) applying a main current to a first electrode disposed within a patient and associated with a first pitch, 2) concurrently applying a compensation current to a second electrode disposed within the patient and associated with a second pitch during the application of the main current,... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag
20130317568 - Associating therapy adjustments with posture states using a stability timer: The disclosure describes techniques for associating therapy adjustments with posture states using a timer. The techniques may include detecting a patient adjustment to electrical stimulation therapy delivered to the patient, sensing a posture state of the patient, and associating the detected adjustment with the sensed posture state if the sensed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130317567 - Remote monitoring and control of implantable devices: A treatment system includes a regulator implanted within a patient, a computing device storing at least one patient database associated with the patient in whom the regulator is implanted, and a data transfer device. The data transfer device provides bi-directional communication (e.g., voice communication) and a data exchange (e.g., a... Agent: Enteromedics Inc.
20130317569 - Optogenetic control of reward-related behaviors: Provided herein are compositions and methods for disrupting at least one reward-related behavior in an individual through the use of light-responsive opsin proteins used to control the polarization state of the cholinergic interneurons of the nucleus accumbens or the striatum.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20130317573 - Combination electrical stimulation and low-level laser therapy: A neuromodulation lead, comprising an elongated body, at least one electrode carried by the distal end of the elongated body, and at least one optical element carried by the distal end of the elongated body. The electrode(s) is configured for conveying electrical energy capable of modulating a neuronal element, and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317572 - Low-level laser therapy: A method of treating a patient with an ailment using an optical element implanted within the patient, comprising conveying low-level laser energy having a wavelength in the range of 600 nm-2500 nm from the optical element to a neuronal element of the patient, thereby modulating the neuronal element to treat... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317571 - Multiple aperture hand-held laser therapy apparatus: A hand-held therapeutic laser apparatus with a special opto-mechanical construction, which enables changeability of a front collimating lens to create different effective laser apertures. A smaller effective aperture has a comparatively higher radiant flux density for treatment of a small area that requires a higher energy dose, while a larger... Agent:
20130317574 - Phototherapy handpiece: A phototherapy device is disclosed including: a handpiece; and a beamshaping element housed in the handpiece. The beamshaping element is adapted to receive a beam of light from an ultraviolet light source, modify the shape of the beam, and direct the modified beam to provide illumination of a region of... Agent: Lerner Medical Devices, Inc.
20130317570 - System and process for retina phototherapy: A system and process for treating retinal diseases includes passing a laser light beam through an optical lens or mask to optically shape the light beam. The light beam is applied to at least a portion of the retina. Due to the selected parameters of the laser light beam pulse... Agent:
20130317575 - Implantable optical stimulators: Various systems and methods are implemented for in vivo use in a living animal. One such method involves stimulating target cells having light-responsive proteins and includes providing an elongated light-delivery structure in a narrow passageway in the animal, the elongated light-delivery structure having separately-activatable light sources located along the length... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20130317576 - Apparatus and methods for producing brain activation via the vestibular system with time-varying waveforms: A device for delivering caloric vestibular stimulation to an individual, includes: (a) an earpiece configured to be at least partially insertable into the ear canal of the individual for delivering said caloric vestibular stimulation; (b) a power supply operatively associated with said earpiece; and (c) a controller operatively associated with... Agent: Scion Neuroslim LLC
20130317578 - Maintenance of reduced core mammalian body temperature: The present application relates to systems and methods for maintaining reduced core body temperature in a subject having a reduced core body temperature. Heat is applied to peripheral thermoregulatory control tissue of the subject to increase or maintain perfusion of blood in glabrous tissue of the subject. A cooling stimulus... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
20130317577 - Therapeutic cooling device: A therapeutic cooling apparatus for cooling the human head that includes a container having a cavity that is configured to hold a volume of liquid and an indentation for supporting a human head. On one end of the container there is a contour and ramp that is designed to support... Agent: Doctor Sly LLC
20130317579 - Nanoshell therapy: Nano-constructs comprising nanoshells and methods of using the nano-constructs for treating or ameliorating a vascular condition are provided.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130317581 - Methods and devices relating to non-invasive electrical nerve stimulation: The invention provides, in certain aspects, methods and devices relating to the use of non-invasive electrical nerve stimulation in subjects to reduce ischemic and/or reperfusion injury and restenosis, and to improve physical performance.... Agent: The Hospital For Sick Children
20130317580 - Vagal nerve stimulation to avert or treat stroke or transient ischemic attack: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating or preventing a stroke and/or a transient ischemic attack in a patient. The methods comprise transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers, particularly those in a vagus nerve. Vagus nerve stimulation is used to modulate the release of GABA, norepinephrine,... Agent: Electrocore, LLC
20130317582 - Device for stimulating neural regeneration and fabrication method thereof: The present invention provides a device for stimulating neural regeneration and/or neurite outgrowth and a fabrication method thereof. A photovoltaic component having a substrate, a first conductive layer, an active layer and a second conducting stacked in sequence is formed. The photovoltaic component is encapsulated by an encapsulant with a... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20130317584 - Header embedded filter for implantable medical device: A header block is configured to be attachable to an implantable medical device. The header block includes a header block body and a connection port disposed in the header block body configured to receive an implantable lead. A conductor is disposed in the header block body electrically coupled to the... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20130317583 - Percutaneous implantation of an electrical stimulation lead for stimulating dorsal root ganglion: A method of implanting an electrical stimulation lead to stimulate a dorsal root ganglion includes providing an electrical stimulation lead having a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal length, electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead, terminals disposed on the proximal end of the body, a plurality... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317585 - Systems and methods for electrically stimulating patient tissue on or around one or more bony structures: An implantable lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation to a patient includes a lead body; a terminal disposed along a proximal end of the lead body; and an orthopedic implant coupled to a distal end of the lead body. The orthopedic implant is configured and arranged for anchoring to a... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317586 - Systems and methods for providing electrical stimulation of multiple dorsal root ganglia with a single lead: A method for implanting an electrical stimulation lead into a patient includes advancing a distal end of a multi-armed lead into an epidural space of the patient. The multi-armed lead includes first and second stimulation arms extending from a main body portion. The first stimulation arm is guided into and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317588 - Distally curved electrical stimulation lead and methods of making and using: An implantable electrical stimulation lead including a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length, wherein the distal end of the lead body is formed into a hook or coil shape; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the hook or coil at the distal end... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130317587 - Methods for stimulating the dorsal root ganglion with a lead having segmented electrodes: A method of stimulating a dorsal root ganglion includes providing an electrical stimulation lead having a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal length, a circumference, a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead, a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead,... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation11/21/2013 > 25 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.
20130310887 - Extracorporeal unit for inspecting the insulation of an electrical wire of an implanted medical device: A system is provided for testing the electrical integrity of an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator lead. The system includes a container holding an electrically conductive solution, such as a saline solution. A voltage source and two electrodes are provided to pass an electrical current through the solution. To use the... Agent:
20130310888 - Apparatus and method for automatic optimization of atrioventricular delay for an active medical device: A method for use by an active medical device includes using a stimulation device and an endocardial acceleration sensor to obtain a plurality of hemodynamic parameters associated with at least three atrioventricular delays. The method further includes using the plurality of hemodynamic parameters to find a second derivative associated with... Agent: Sorin Crm S.a.s.
20130310889 - Sympathetic stimulation for improved myocardial relaxation: Described are methods and devices for improving diastolic function with electrostimulation in heart failure patients who exhibit relatively normal systolic function. Such patients are characterized by impaired myocardial relaxation during diastole that prevents adequate filling of the ventricles during diastole to thereby reduce cardiac output. An implantable device is described... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130310890 - System and method for cardiac resynchronization therapy control parameter generation using ventricular activation simulation and surface ecg registration: A system and method for cardiac resynchronization therapy (“CRT”] in which a model of baseline cardiac electrical activity, such as a model of global baseline cardiac electrical activity derived from various surface electrocardiograph (“ECG”) signals, is utilized to automatically adjust pacing control parameters of a cardiac implantable electrical device (“CIED”)... Agent:
20130310891 - Automatic pacing configuration switcher: A system or apparatus can provide electrostimulations via an electrode configuration that can be selected from multiple electrode configurations, the electrostimulations of the type for inducing a desired heart contraction, or a neurostimulation response. The system or apparatus can allow communicating with an external device to receive an input indicating... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130310892 - Systems and methods for adjusting electrical therapy based on impedance changes: System and methods for adjusting electrical therapy based on impedance changes are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes applying a therapeutic electrical signal to a patient via an implanted portion of a patient stimulation system that includes a signal delivery device in electrical communication with... Agent:
20130310893 - Spatially selective vagus nerve stimulation: By targeting on selected branches or fascicles of a vagus nerve using electrode placement and/or selection, one or more target branches of the vagus nerve are substantially activated by electrical stimulation pulses delivered to a branch without substantially activating one or more non-target branches. In one embodiment, vagus nerve stimulation... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130310894 - Current steering neurostimulator device with unidirectional current sources: The present disclosure provides a medical device that includes a neurostimulator. The neurostimulator includes one or more channels. Each channel includes a digitally-controlled switch coupled to a voltage source. The switch is in one of an “on” state and an “off” state in response to a first control signal. Each... Agent:
20130310895 - Neurostimulator system appartus and method: An apparatus (10) for applying stimulation therapy to a patient includes an implantable medical device (20) and a remote controller (50a) for inductively powering the medical device and communicating with the medical device. The remote controller (50a) includes an improved coil configuration to improve communication performance between the remote controller... Agent: Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
20130310896 - Wireless patient communicator for use in a life critical network: A portable housing supports a processor coupled to memory for storing medical firmware and wireless radio firmware, first and second radios, a processor, and a power source. Communications are effected between an implantable medical device and the first radio in accordance with program instructions of the medical firmware, and between... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130310898 - Cardiac or cerebral vessel microlead with electrode ring: A method of manufacturing a detection/stimulation lead for implantation into a venous, arterial, or lymphatic network is shown and described. The method includes providing a microcable comprising a sheath of insulating material covering an electrically conductive core. The method further includes surrounding a portion of the microcable with an electrically... Agent:
20130310897 - Pulse-by-pulse compliance voltage generation for an implantable stimulator: Circuitry for generating a compliance voltage (V+) for the current sources and/or sinks in an implantable stimulator device in disclosed. The circuitry assesses whether V+ is optimal for a given pulse, and if not, adjusts V+ for the next pulse. The circuitry uses amplifiers to measure the voltage drop across... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corportion
20130310899 - Stimulation method for maintaining the responsiveness of electrically excitable cells to repeated electrical stimulation: A method of neural stimulation is described for maintaining the responsiveness of electrically excitable cells to repeated electrical stimulation. A stimulating signal (23) is applied to the electrically excitable cells. The stimulating signal is repeatedly applied (26, 29, 32, 35) with a progressively increasing signal strength. A quiescent period (44)... Agent: Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited
20130310900 - Systems and methods for improving rf compatibility of electrical stimulation leads: An implantable lead assembly for an electrical stimulation system includes a first lead configured for insertion into a patient. A current-limiting arrangement is coupleable with the first lead. The current-limiting arrangement is configured for limiting the amount of RF-induced current propagating along a body of the first lead during an... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130310901 - Methods and devices for modulating excitable tissue of the exiting spinal nerves: A method for modulating nerve tissue in a body of a patient includes implanting a wireless stimulation device in proximity to a dorsal root ganglion or an exiting nerve root such that an electrode, circuitry and a receiving antenna are positioned completely within the body of the patient. An input... Agent: Neural Diabetes, LLC
20130310903 - Anti-depression light-wave device and usage thereof: An anti-depression light-wave device includes a switch module, a control module and a light source module, wherein the switch module is connected to a regulatory module by the control module and the regulatory module is connected to the light source module. It provides a voltage of 2.3-2.5V for the light... Agent:
20130310902 - Apparatus for maintaining treatment of peripheral neuropathy: An apparatus for maintaining treatment of peripheral neuropathy is disclosed. The apparatus includes a controller, a memory device coupled to the controller, and a radiation generator. The radiation generator is controlled by the controller to generate light pulses for irradiating a selected component of a human's body. The radiation generator... Agent:
20130310904 - Phototherapeutic apparatus: Disclosed is a phototherapeutic apparatus, which includes a net consisting of a strand of optical fiber; a connector connected to one end of the optical fiber; and a radiation device connected to the connector. The net may be easily attached onto a wig, hat, underwear, or the like, thus enabling... Agent:
20130310905 - Personal tuner with biosensor and bioscanner: Portable therapeutic treatment devices and methods with a triangular arrangement of crystals in an induction coil with an external wrapped coil for sensing effected area body part emissions. A biosensor/bioscanner sensor can be used as an indicator to find an effected body part needing treatment and determine when treatment has... Agent: Cams Medical Instruments, Inc.
20130310906 - Device and method for treating skin disorders with thermal energy: A device and a method for thermal treatments of target material with various thermal interactions are disclosed. A preferred treatment includes at least one capacitor and thermal heat generator that provides a predetermined known quota of energy to the target surface. In particular, the launching of thermal energy quanta from... Agent:
20130310907 - Apparatus and methods for titrating caloric vestibular stimulation: A device for delivering caloric vestibular stimulation to an individual, includes: (a) an earpiece configured to be at least partially insertable into the ear canal of the individual for delivering a first thermal stimulus; (b) an input unit for receiving a user input indicating efficacy of said first thermal stimulus,... Agent:
20130310908 - Plasmonic nanoparticle-doped silk materials: Provided herein are silk fibroin-based photothermal elements and uses thereof. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements comprise a plurality of plasmonic nanoparticle distributed in a silk fibroin matrix, and can generate heat when the plasmonic nanoparticles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements can be adapted to be... Agent: Tufts University
20130310909 - Systems and methods for vagal nerve stimulation: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat or prevent disorders in a patient. The methods comprise transmitting impulses of energy to the vagus nerve according to a treatment paradigm that includes single doses of 30 seconds to 5 minutes of continuous stimulation.... Agent: Electrocore, LLC
20130310910 - Lead including conductors configured for reduced mri-induced currents: An implantable medical device lead includes an inner conductor coil comprising one or more generally cylindrically wound filars. The inner conductor coil is configured to have a first inductance value greater than or equal to 0.2 μH/inch when the inner conductor coil is subjected to a range of radio frequencies.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130310911 - Parylene-based microelectrode array implant for spinal cord stimulation: An implantable electrode array assembly configured to apply electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. A substantially electrically nonconductive layer of the device has a first portion positionable alongside the spinal cord that includes a plurality of first openings. The layer has a second portion that includes a plurality of second... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California11/14/2013 > 38 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20130304139 - Identifying lead insulation breaches and externalization of lead conductors: A technique for identifying lead-related conditions, such as insulation breaches and/or externalization of lead conductors, includes analyzing characteristics of electrical signals generated on one or more electrode sensing vectors of the lead by a test signal to determine whether a lead-related condition exists. The characteristics of the electrical signals induced... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130304141 - Stimulation method for treatment of medical conditions: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method for modulating, suppressing or preventing a dermatological disorder in a subject. One step of the method can include positioning at least one electrode on or proximate to at least one of a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a sphenopalatine nerve (SN), a... Agent:
20130304140 - Systems and methods for making and using improved connector contacts for electrical stimulation systems: A port for receiving a lead is defined at a first end of a connector housing of a connector assembly for an implantable electrical medical device. A lumen extends from the port along a longitudinal axis of the connector housing. At least one of a plurality of connector contacts disposed... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130304143 - Medical data storage and communication system: An external medical device can include a medical data collection port for collecting medical data corresponding to a person using the external medical device, a radio frequency identification (RFID) communication module, and a processor configured to cause the RFID communication module to provide the medical data to an RFID device... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130304142 - Utility module: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130304144 - Ventricular capture testing by analysis of an endocardial acceleration signal in an active implantable medical device: A processor-based method for use with an active implantable medical device for cardiac pacing, resynchronization, and/or defibrillation includes forming a plurality of first and second endocardial acceleration vectors using a plurality of endocardial acceleration signals acquired using stimulation to cause capture and a spontaneous rhythm of the patient in the... Agent:
20130304147 - Defibrillator network system: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130304146 - Utility module interface: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130304145 - Utility module system: A defibrillator system optimizes the timing and manner of applying a defibrillator charge to a patient based upon data provided to the defibrillator from a utility module or one or more external devices. A parameter module on the utility module provides the defibrillator with patient parameter information. Devices external to... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20130304148 - Electromagnetic interference shielding in an implantable medical device: EMI shields for use in implantable medical devices that include inner and outer metal layers separated by a dielectric layer. When assembled as medical devices, the outer metal layer of an illustrative EMI shield is placed into electrical contact with a conductive inner surface of an associated canister for an... Agent:
20130304149 - Methods for improving heart function: The invention provides methods related to improving heart function.... Agent:
20130304150 - Remote follow-up automaticity with intelligent data download restrictions: An implanted device is equipped with a flag that indicates to a remote monitoring unit that an event such as a patient medical emergency or device failure has occurred. The remote monitoring unit is configured in some embodiments to maintain a low power communication link with the implanted device when... Agent:
20130304151 - Stimulation method for treatment of medical conditions: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method for modulating, suppressing or preventing a medical condition in a subject. One step of the method can include positioning at least one electrode on or proximate to at least one of a vidian nerve (VN), a greater petrosal nerve (GPN),... Agent:
20130304153 - Brain-related chronic pain disorder treatment method and apparatus: A method for treating brain-related chronic pain disorders in human subjects includes assessing the brain function of a subject suffering from chronic pain, diagnosing a chronic pain-related abnormal brain condition, and mitigating the abnormal brain activity by applying an electrical stimulation signal to tissues corresponding to at least one area... Agent:
20130304152 - System and method for shaped phased current delivery: A method of treating an ailment suffered by a patient using one or more electrodes adjacent spinal column tissue of the patient, comprises delivering electrical modulation energy from the one or more electrodes to the spinal column tissue in accordance with a continuous bi-phasic waveform having a positive phase and... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130304154 - Stimulation method for treatment of medical conditions: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method for modulating, suppressing or preventing an ocular disorder in a subject. One step of the method can include positioning at least one electrode on or proximate to at least one of a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a sphenopalatine nerve (SN), a... Agent:
20130304156 - Automatic fitting for a visual prosthesis: The invention is a method of automatically adjusting an electrode array to the neural characteristics of an individual patient. By recording neural response to a predetermined input stimulus, one can alter that input stimulus to the needs of an individual patient. A minimum input stimulus is applied to a patient,... Agent:
20130304155 - Structure of artificial electronic retina: An improved structure of an artificial electronic retina is disclosed, which includes an array of a plurality of photoelectric units, and each photoelectric unit includes one electronic photosensitive element, one microelectrode, and one electronic circuit, wherein the microelectrode is disposed on and electrically connected to the electronic photosensitive element, and... Agent:
20130304157 - Configuring an electrically stimulating device to stimulate using a subset of electrode contacts: A method of configuring a prosthesis having two or more electrode contacts, including configuring the prosthesis to provide stimulation to a first tissue site from a subset of electrode contacts based on data based on a comparison of first data to second data, wherein the first data is based on... Agent:
20130304158 - Transcutaneous energy transfer module with integrated conversion circuity: An implantable transcutaneous energy transfer device secondary coil module includes a housing, a secondary coil, power conditioning circuitry, and a low voltage, high power connector. The transcutaneous energy transfer secondary coil is disposed outside the housing and is configured to receive a time-varying magnetic field provided by a transcutaneous energy... Agent:
20130304159 - Magnetic stimulation devices and methods of therapy: Devices and systems are disclosed for the non-invasive treatment of medical conditions through delivery of energy to target tissue, comprising a source of electrical power, a magnetically permeable toroidal core, and a coil that is wound around the core. The coil and core are embedded in a continuous electrically conducting... Agent:
20130304160 - Identifying lead insulation breaches and externalization of lead conductors: A technique for identifying lead-related conditions, such as insulation breaches and/or externalization of lead conductors, includes analyzing characteristics of electrical signals generated on one or more electrode sensing vectors of the lead by a test signal to determine whether a lead-related condition exists. The characteristics of the electrical signals induced... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130304161 - Non-regular electrical stimulation patterns for treating neurological disorders: Systems and methods for stimulation of neurological tissue generate stimulation trains with temporal patterns of stimulation, in which the interval between electrical pulses (the inter-pulse intervals) changes or varies over time. Compared to conventional continuous, high rate pulse trains having regular (i.e., constant) inter-pulse intervals, the non-regular (i.e., not constant)... Agent: Duke University
20130304162 - Lightguide phototherapy apparatus: An apparatus (20) for directing electromagnetic radiation into a respective pupil of at least one eye of a user is disclosed. The apparatus comprises first radiation emitting means comprising at least one radiation emitting layer (8) adapted to emit electromagnetic radiation and second radiation emitting means (6} adapted to direct... Agent: Polyphotonix Limited
20130304163 - Optical treatment device for scalp and hair: Provided is an optical treatment device for a scalp and a hair. According to the optical treatment device for the scalp and the hair, LEDs are mounted on a device to irradiate an ultraviolet light and visible light to the scalp and the hair, so that the metabolism of cells... Agent: Ecomine Co., Ltd.
20130304164 - Portable apparatus for laser therapy: Provided is a portable laser emitting apparatus to be used in physiotherapy and/or surgery, the portable laser emitting apparatus including a readily portable housing, one or more laser sources of same or different wavelengths provided in the housing, and a flexible waveguide extending from the housing to transmit laser light... Agent: Laser Therapy Products, LLC
20130304165 - Combination treatments: A method of treating a subject in need thereof, is carried out by (a) administering said subject a therapeutic intervention (e.g., an active agent) in a treatment effective amount; and concurrently (b) administering said subject caloric vestibular stimulation in a treatment effective amount, said caloric vestibular stimulation administered so as... Agent: Scion Neuro Stim ,llc
20130304166 - Inhibition of platelet activation, aggregation and/or adhesion by hypothermia: A method for treating acute coronary syndromes (i.e., unstable angina or non-Q-wave MI) or transient ischemic attacks in a human or animal patient by placing a heat exchange apparatus in the patient's vasculature and using that heat exchange apparatus to cool the patient to a temperature (e.g. 30-36 degrees C.)... Agent:
20130304167 - Heat patch for pain: Provided in the present invention are a composition for ameliorating or treating back pain and methods of making and using the same.... Agent:
20130304168 - Methods and apparatus for treating anaphylaxis using electrical modulation: Methods and devices for treating anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, bronchial constriction, and/or asthma include providing an electrical impulse to a selected region of the vagus nerve of a patient suffering from anaphylaxis to block and/or modulate nerve signals that would regulate the function of, for example, myocardial tissue, vasodilation/constriction and/or pulmonary... Agent:
20130304169 - Systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to tissue: Systems and devices for selectively applying electrical energy to a target region beneath a skin surface of a patient involve applying an electrical impulse to one or more electrodes on a skin surface of the patient to modulate one or more nerves at the target region, where the impulse is... Agent:
20130304171 - Devices and methods for brain stimulation: A device for brain stimulation that includes a lead having a longitudinal surface; at least one stimulation electrode disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead; and at least one recording electrode, separate from the at least one stimulation electrode, disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead.... Agent:
20130304172 - Electrode array for even neural pressure: The present invention is an electrode array for neural stimulation. In particular it is an electrode array for use with a visual prosthesis with the electrode array suitable to be positioned on the retina. The array includes multiple attachment points to provide for even pressure across the electrode array surface.... Agent:
20130304170 - Multipolar conductor for an implantable medical device: A medical device lead includes a flexible body having a proximal region with a proximal end, and a distal region with a distal end. A connector is coupled to the proximal end of the flexible body of the lead to electrically and mechanically connect the lead to an implantable pulse... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130304173 - Paddle lead configurations for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A paddle lead includes a paddle body with a plurality of electrodes disposed on the paddle body. The plurality of electrodes includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed laterally around the circumference of the paddle body. At least one connecting... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20130304174 - Peripheral nerve interface devices for treatment and prevention of neuromas: The present disclosure provides nerve interface devices, such as passive or active nerve caps or regenerative peripheral nerve interface devices (RPNI), for a subject in need thereof. The nerve interface devices include nerve interface cap devices capable of treating, minimizing, or preventing formation of neuromas in severed or damaged nerve... Agent:
20130304175 - Device and method for self-positioning of a stimulation device to activate brown adipose tissue depot in a supraclavicular fossa region: Self-positioning of at least a portion of a transdermal electrical stimulation patch within a target area (e.g., supraclavicular fossa region) of a human body to activate a depot of brown adipose tissue therein. An electric field is generated using the electrical stimulation patch to activate the brown adipose tissue within... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130304176 - Integrated bandage and electrical stimulation transcutaneous electrical neuron-stimulation (tens) device: A bandage with an integrated, wireless, transcutaneous electrical neuron-stimulation (TENS) device, and method of using the same. The integrated bandage and TENS device provides electric stimulation to an anatomical site that is covered by the bandage. The bandage includes controls that enable the user to control the intensity levels of... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
Next industry: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
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