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Surgery February patents, inventions by USPTO category 02/07

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02/22/2007 > 54 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category

20070043254 - Underwear having detachable magnetic devices: An undergarment for applying a magnetic field to a wearer for therapy, such as for pain management due to menstrual cramping in a female. The undergarment being underwear having leg openings and a band that defines a waist opening. The underwear include an aperture adjacent or proximate to the band... Agent: Medler Ferro PLLC

20070043255 - Surgical instrument for treating female pelvic prolapse: A surgical instrument for treating female pelvic prolapse comprising a mesh sling for implanting into the pelvis of a female, which provides support to the urethra, the anterior vaginal wall, and the posterior vaginal wall with the sling defining a tissue-anchoring segment attached to opposite ends of the mesh sling.... Agent: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

20070043256 - Electroactive polymer based artificial sphincters and artificial muscle patches: Provided are artificial muscle patches, which are adapted to be implanted adjacent a patient's heart, and artificial sphincter cuffs, which are adapted to be implanted around a body lumen, such as the urethra, the anal canal, or the lower esophagus. The devices of the present invention comprise: (a) one or... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20070043257 - Cardiac restraint: A cardiac restraint device includes a central cavity that receives the heart. A chamber surrounding the cavity presses against the surface of the heart when the chamber is filled with fluid. The inner wall defining the chamber is deformable, so that it tends to expand into the cavity and contact... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20070043258 - Data download to imager chip using image sensor as a receptor: An imaging device having a CMOS photosensor array for capturing images is described in which the array is also used to input programming and/or data used to control the imaging operations. The data-input can be based upon variations in light color, value, intensity, and patterning, or any combinations of the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070043259 - Endoscope having a guide tube: An endoscope having a guide tube is described herein. The assembly has an endoscope which is slidably insertable within the lumen of a guide tube. The guide tube is configured to be rigidizable along its entire length from a relaxed configuration. The endoscope has a steerable distal portion to facilitate... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20070043260 - Insertion shape detecting probe: An insertion shape detecting probe includes shape detecting elements for generating or detecting magnetic field or magnetic; signal lines connected to the shape detecting elements; supporting members that support the shape detecting elements; inner sheaths into which the signal lines and the supporting members are inserted; and an outer sheath... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070043261 - Endoscope and method for inserting endoscope into colon: A first bendable section which can be bent in an arbitrary direction and a second bendable section which can be bent in the bending direction of this first bendable section are provided at the tip end side of an insertion portion. A balloon which is inflated/contracted by feed/discharge of a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070043262 - Fluid supply for endoscope: An endoscopic apparatus and fluid supply unit is described. The endoscopic apparatus comprises an insertion member for insertion into said body lumen and having at least one channel through which a fluid medium is supplied to the body lumen. The endoscopic apparatus further comprises an operation handle, a control unit... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling P.C.

20070043263 - Simultaneous magnetic control of multiple objects: A magnetic system controlling one or more objects that may be used in medical applications, industrial applications and construction applications. The applications will be of any complexity and range from the arbitrarily small to the arbitrarily large. The objects may have physical connections among themselves and to the main unit... Agent: Glenn Wakefield

20070043264 - Speculum: A speculum for accessing a body cavity or other opening may include an insertion portion having a wall with a barrel-like shape that forms a passageway extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the insertion portion. The wall of the insertion portion may have one or more... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC

20070043265 - Patellar retractor and method of surgical procedure on knee: The distal end part of the retractor according to the invention is provided both with terminal tips for abutment on one of the femoral condylar walls which define therebetween the intercondylar space, and with a wing extending laterally in projection from this end part in order to form a frontal... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20070043266 - Autostatic surgical separator: The present invention has as its object an autostatic surgical separator for performing surgical operations on patients. The separator comprises a filed opening ring being of the open or closed type and exteriorly provided with a succession of arcuate notches, pulling valvae of different configurations being provided with respective arms... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20070043268 - Guided electrical transcranial stimulation (gets) technique: An optimal transcranial or intracranial application of electrical energy for is determined for therapeutic treatment. MRI or CAT scan data, or both, are obtained for a subject brain. Different electrical resistance values are assigned to portions of the subject brain based on the data. Electrode sites are selected. Based on... Agent: Attn: Jeffry S. Mann, Ph.d., J.d. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20070043267 - Neuropsychological assessment of alternate perspectives and associated methods: A neuropsychological assessment of perception of emotional expression in other people tests an ability to understand mental functions such as belief, intention, deception, emotion, imagination, and pretending. In a particular embodiment, a first part assesses the ability to understand that others have their own thoughts, ideas, and feelings that may... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph.d Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20070043278 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory storing values of skin temperature at which a motion... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043279 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising, a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a probe configured to contact a patient and provide an indication... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043277 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory storing an ambient light value for comparison with a... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043276 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a pressure switch that is sensitive to pressure present due to... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043275 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a sensor for facilitating detection of a physiological characteristic of a patient. Specifically, one embodiment includes a detector configured to obtain signals from the patient, the signals being indicative of the physiological characteristic, an interface configured to send the signals to a monitor,... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043273 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory storing an optical shunting measurement for the oximeter sensor.... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043274 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light a memory storing data, and a changeable encryption key to facilitate scrambling... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043272 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a plurality of light emitting elements configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a memory device that stores code to determine which... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043271 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a memory device that stores data comprising drift parameters indicative of... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043270 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043269 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention relate to pulse oximeter systems and methods. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter system including an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light having a wavelength, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a memory storing signal quality data... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043280 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, a resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor,... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043281 - Method and device for non-invasive measurements of blood parameters: A method and system for non-invasive measurements in a patient's body in which several measurement sessions are performed on a measurement location. Each measurement session includes applying an external electromagnetic field to the measurement locations, detecting at least two responses of the measurement location, and generating data indicative of the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20070043282 - Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and an accelerometer configured to detect motion of the oximeter sensor.... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070043283 - Method and apparatus for non-invasive monitoring of blood substances using self-sampled tears: A method and apparatus for non-invasively determining the concentration of a substance in blood, such as glucose, include a sample portion arranged for contacting an eye region of a user to obtain a tear fluid sample, a sensor in communication with the sample portion for generating a signal related to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20070043284 - Medical electrode and method of use: A medical electrode provides enablement for simultaneously connecting a plurality of medical electrical monitoring or testing instruments at a selected single location on a patient's body. The electrode includes a conductive layer with tabs mounted on an adhesive insulating layer attached by adhesion to the patient's skin. Apertures in the... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group

20070043286 - Method and system for adapting a radiation therapy treatment plan based on a biological model: A system and method of adapting a radiation therapy treatment plan. The method includes the acts of preparing a treatment plan for a patient, acquiring images of the patient, performing deformable registration of the images, acquiring data relating to a radiation dose delivered to the patient, applying a biological model... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

20070043285 - Simulation of invasive procedures: A method for pre-planning and performing a cardiac procedure on a heart includes acquiring an image or map of the heart; displaying the image or map of the heart; marking at least one feature on the image or map; calculating dimensions of the at least one feature; identifying one or... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070043287 - Retrospective triggered mri of active or passive joint motion: A subject is placed on a patient support (16) with a bodily structure, such as a joint, within an imaging region (12) of a magnetic resonance imager (10). The bodily structure is moved continuously back and forth through a series of motion states, either manually or under power (70, 72).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070043288 - Catheter tip tracking for interventional procedures monitored by magnetic resonance imaging: A tracking device (20, 20′) for tracking a tip (14) of an interventional instrument such as a catheter (10) during an interventional procedure performed on an associated subject (12) and monitored by magnetic resonance imaging includes a resonant circuit (22) disposed at the tip (14) of the catheter (10). The... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070043289 - Method and apparatus including use of metalloporphyrins for subsequent optimization of radiosurgery and radiotherapy: An apparatus and method for subsequent optimization of radiosurgery and radiotherapy is provided. The invention includes administering a metalloporphyrin to the patient, and then creating a 3-dimensional mapping of tissue through use of PET or SPECT. Malignant and pre-malignant tissue has an affinity for the metalloporphyrin. During treatment, real-time images... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20070043290 - Method and apparatus for the detection of a bone fracture: Disclosed in this specification is a device configured to detect fractures in a bone by reflecting waves off of the bone. Certain parameters of the reflected wave are compared to a threshold condition. When the threshold condition is met, a first indication is generated. When the threshold condition is not... Agent: Howard J. Greenwald P.C.

20070043291 - Active template guide plate and system and method for utilizing same: A guide plate for inserting, into a body, instruments, such as needles, used for medical purposes, comprising a plurality of openings for receiving an instrument; for each of the openings, a sensor arrangement for detecting presence of an instrument when an instrument is received in an opening; and reporting apparatus... Agent: David Aker

20070043292 - Method for acquiring and evaluating vascular examination data: The invention relates to a method for acquiring and evaluating vascular examination data, comprising: acquisition of IVUS images of a vessel to be examined using an IVUS catheter; simultaneous acquisition of angiography data of the IVUS catheter having at least one angiography marker; acquisition of OCT images of the same... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070043293 - Measuring transducer movement methods and systems for multi-dimensional ultrasound imaging: Methods and systems for measuring transducer movement are provided. For example, free-hand scanning for three-dimensional imaging is provided. An optical sensor within the transducer measures motion along the skin surface similar to measuring movement of a personal computer mouse with an optical sensor. Alternatively or additionally, the transducer is tilted... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070043294 - Automatic detection method of spectral doppler blood flow velocity: A method and system for detecting spectral Doppler blood flow velocity are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining Doppler signals of the flow by demodulating, filtering, and analog-to-digital converting RF ultrasonic echoes; analyzing the spectrum of the Doppler signals to obtain each of the power spectral lines of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070043295 - Contrast agent manipulation with medical ultrasound imaging: Contrast agents are manipulated with acoustic radiation force while ultrasound imaging. Continuous waves for acoustic radiation force are transmitted. Substantially simultaneously, pulsed waves for imaging are transmitted. Low mechanical index continuous and pulsed waves may be used to increase binding efficiency of drug containing contrast agents with the tissue for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070043296 - Guided procedures for treating atrial fibrillation: A method for treating atrial fibrillation in a heart of a patient includes placing an ultrasonic catheter in a first chamber of the heart; acquiring two-dimensional ultrasonic images of a second chamber of the heart and at least a portion of surrounding structures of the second chamber using the ultrasonic... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070043297 - Ultrasonic coagulation and cutting apparatus: An ultrasonic coagulation and cutting apparatus includes: an ultrasonic transducer for a treatment using ultrasonic vibrations on body tissue; a probe for transmitting generated ultrasonic vibrations to the distal end thereof; a movable gripping member for cooperating with the outer surface of the probe in gripping therebetween body tissue; an... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070043298 - Implant transmitter: A monitoring system is provided that enables the monitoring of a heart in a living organism by continuously measuring both pressure and volume in a chamber of the heart, preferably the left ventricle (LV). The pressure and volume measurements are acquired using a single sensing tip and are communicated to... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20070043299 - Tracking progression of congestive heart failure via a force-frequency relationship: A system, method, or device monitor a force-frequency relationship exhibited by a patient's heart. A contractility characteristic, such as a heart sound characteristic of an S1 heart sound, is measured. The contractility characteristic indicates the forcefulness of a contraction of the heart. The frequency at which the heart is contracting... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070043300 - Methods of and apparatus for monitoring heart motions: A method of and an apparatus for monitoring the heart motion of a subject employ a probe which can be coupled to the aortic arch or to the thyroid cartilage of the subject for detecting movements caused by the heart motion and displaying the accelerations and displacement of the heart... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20070043302 - Apparatus for assuming information on the amount accumulated visceral fat of a human body: Disclosed is an apparatus for assuming the information on the amount accumulated visceral fat in a human body with a high degree of accuracy. It comprises: at least a unit for collecting pieces of information on the identification of the human body and a unit for collecting pieces of information... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070043303 - Method and apparatus for digital demodulation and further processing of signals obtained in the measurement of electrical bioimpedance or bioadmittance in an object: Methods and apparatus for digital demodulation of signals obtained in the measurement of electrical bioimpedance or bioadmittance of an object. One example comprises: generating an excitation signal of known frequency content; applying the excitation signal to the object; sensing a response signal of the object; sampling and digitizing the response... Agent: Timothy N. Ellis, Patent Attorney

20070043301 - Volume specific characterization of human skin by electrical immitance: This invention relates to a sensor assembly and a method for measuring characteristics of a surface, preferably skin, comprising a first pair of current supply electrodes coupled to a current source, providing an electrical current to the skin, at least one pickup electrodes at chosen positions relative to the current... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20070043304 - Biological information monitoring system: To attain the object described above according to the present invention, there is provided a biological information monitoring system comprising a plurality of biological information sensor modules 1A and 1B attached to the right side and left side of a subject body, which sensor modules 1A and 1B each incorporate... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070043305 - Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue: A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site has a housing and a penetrating member driver at least partially within the housing. At least one cartridge is in the housing. The cartridge includes an analyte sensor in a sample chamber configured to receive body fluid from a... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP

20070043307 - Guide wire advancer assembly and methods for advancing a guide wire: A guide wire advancer (102) for advancing a guide wire (107) into a patient and including a body having a longitudinal axis. The body includes a first portion (110) adapted to allow a user to advance a guide wire along the longitudinal axis using a finger and a thumb, and... Agent: Monte & Mcgraw, PC

20070043306 - Medical devices with variable stiffness: Medical devices capable of having variable stiffness, and related methods, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical device includes an elongated member adapted to be inserted into a subject, and an electrorheological fluid carried by the elongated member.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

  
02/15/2007 > 142 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category

20070038014 - Radio guided seed localization of imaged lesions: A method of removing lesions by implanting a radioactive seed at the location of the lesion, locating the lesion with the radioactive seed, and removing the lesion with the radioactive seed. A kit is also provided by the present invention for use in removing lesions by implanting a radioactive seed... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20070038015 - Rechargeable ionic-magnetic bracelet system: A rechargeable magnetic ionic bracelet system includes an ionic-magnetic bracelet and a recharger. The bracelet has an arm band portion and at least two terminals. The recharger can have a powerful magnet. The bracelet can be recharged by placing the terminals in contact with the magnetic poles of the recharger.... Agent: Gardner Groff Santos & Greenwald, P.C.

20070038016 - Impedance pump used in bypass grafts: A pump installed inside a graft in a body such as the human body to force fluid such as blood through that graft. The pump can be one which operates totally from the outside of the graft, forcing fluid through the graft without extending inside the graft. The pump can... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20070038018 - Systems, methods and devices relating to a removable sleeve for an implantable sling: Devices and methods for delivering of a sling assembly and removal of the sleeve at least partially enclosing the sling through a single orifice of incision are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP

20070038017 - Tubular implantable sling and related delivery systems, methods and devices: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to systems, devices and methods relating to a surgically implantable supportive sling having an adjustable shape.... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP

20070038019 - Erect vibration ring: A disposable erect vibration ring functioning as a sexual aid that is inserted onto the root of a penis to stimulate and massage the vagina and clitoris is comprised of an external part and a vibrator; the external part including a resilient ring integrated with an erect tube; the tube... Agent: Leong C Lei

20070038020 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes a head portion for capturing images, a flexible connecting member made of optical fibers, and a body. The connecting member is used to transmit image data and control signals. A lens is provided in the head portion and adjustable to obtain sharp and clear images. The... Agent: Morland C Fischer

20070038021 - Insertion device: An insertion device comprises an insertion unit to be inserted into a subject, an observation unit to be disposed at the tip side of this insertion unit, and a rotating unit for rotating the insertion unit further toward the base side than this observation unit centered on the insertion axial... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070038022 - Endoscopic instrument assembly with separable operative tip and associated medical method: In an insertion configuration, an endoscope assembly includes an insertion member with a distal end face and a working channel and further includes an instrument shaft extending through the working channel and an operative tip connected to the instrument shaft and extending in a plane oriented perpendicularly to the instrument... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20070038023 - Endoscope: In an endoscope, air/water feed pipe lines are arranged through an elongated insertion portion having an image pickup unit at its front end. In an operation portion arranged at the rear end of the insertion portion, there are provided an antenna, and a wireless transmission unit for wirelessly transmitting, using... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070038024 - Endoscope electric connection device: An endoscope electric connection device accommodated within a scope connector for connecting an electronic endoscope and an external apparatus, the device including a first band having a first contact portion to which a signal line of a transmission cable for transmitting an image signal from an image pickup unit of... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070038025 - Endoscope balloon control device: Comprising first and second pumps for supplying or discharging air to or from a balloon for fixing attached to peripheral of a tip part of an overtube for an endoscope being inserted therethrough, after a balloon for fixing attached to a peripheral part of a tip part of an inserting... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070038026 - Endoscope balloon control device and abnormality determining method of the endoscope balloon control device: Comprising a pump for supplying or discharging gas to or from a balloon for fixing attached to a peripheral part of a tip part of an inserting unit of an endoscope; and a control unit for controlling a pressure inside the balloon by operating the pump based on the measured... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070038027 - Endoscope hole sealing part: An endoscope hole sealing part including a body portion which seals a screw hole into which a fixing member is inserted, the fixing member fixing a built-in part in an endoscope, and an end face which is one surface of the body portion and is the outer surface of the... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070038028 - Endoscope: An endoscope is provided wherein a variable rigidity portion is not restricted by a physical mechanism, and which allows a surgeon, in performing a rigidity varying operation, to operate the rigidity varying operation along with other operations without releasing inputting sections. The endoscope of the invention includes an inserting section... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070038029 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes a light source, an objective optical system, an optical system mover, a light amount detector, and a subject image generator. The light source emits illuminating light on a subject, and the reflected light of the illuminating light reflected on the subject, enters an objective optical system. The... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070038030 - Endoscope: An endoscope has a plurality of LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) that illuminate an object and are disposed at a tip portion of the endoscope, and a light-controller that controls an emission of the plurality of LEDs. The light-controller controls the plurality of LEDs so as to cause a luminance difference among... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070038031 - Endoscope distal end part: An endoscope distal end part of the invention includes a first illumination hole in which a first light guide is to be placed, a second illumination hole in which a second light guide is to be placed, a third illumination hole in which a third light guide is to be... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070038032 - Surgical retractor: A Surgical retractor, designed in particular for minimally invasive operations, consisting essentially of an elastic plate rolled up about an axis so as to form the side wall of a substantially truncated cone shape, the narrowest cross section of the truncated cone constituting the distal part of this retractor, when... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070038033 - Cassette based surgical retractor: The present invention provides a retractor featuring cassette assemblies that provide the blades for the retractor and include mechanisms for controlling the angulation and retraction of the blades. The use of such cassette assemblies allow for the addition or removal of blades on the retractor by attaching or detaching the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20070038034 - Systems and methods for performing percutaneous surgery: Percutaneous tooling and methods are used to perform a minimally invasive surgery. The tool includes an elongated driver and a number of blade members. The blades are movable from a retracted position to an expanded position. The percutaneous method includes inserting a wire selectively through the tissue surrounding a surgical... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070038037 - Method and apparatus for symptom-based order protocoling within the exam ordering process: A system and method to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. Computer software for analyzing data and returning recommended procedure types based on the data. The data may include, for example, medical data, patient symptoms, patient vitals, patient history, chief complaint of a patient, intakes, outputs, physical information, medications,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20070038039 - Method and device for dynamically generating test scenarios for complex computer-controlled systems, e.g. for medical engineering installations: The invention relates to a method and a device for testing complex computer-aided installations, in particular medical engineering installations, which can be operated by different persons in different ways. A plurality of operating scenarios are recorded via a recording unit. The operating scenarios are analyzed into a sequence of operating... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038035 - Method and system for screening and indicating individuals with hidden intent: A method and system and for screening and indicating individuals with hidden intent, wherein the system comprises: a) a working place for fulfillment of at least one stated assignment; b) a stimuli exposure block configured to exposure at least one stimuli to said working place within at least one exposure... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20070038036 - Method for determining a stress severity index: A method for determining a stress severity index. The method includes determining a period of time engaged in an activity, determining a stress level index related to the activity, determining a cumulative exposure factor, and determining a stress severity index as a function of the period of time, the stress... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. 100 N.e. Adams Street

20070038038 - Wearable human physiological and environmental data sensors and reporting system therefor: A method and apparatus is provided to detect the physiological and environmental status of an individual. The apparatus comprises a pod which is worn within a proximity zone of the body such that the mobility and flexibility of the body are not deleteriously affected by the presence of the apparatus.... Agent: Bodymedia, Inc. C/o Portfolioip

20070038040 - Arrangements, systems and methods capable of providing spectral-domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography: Systems, arrangements and methods for separating an electromagnetic radiation and obtaining information for a sample using an electromagnetic radiation are provided. In particular, the electromagnetic radiation can be separated into at least one first portion and at least one second portion according to at least one polarization and at least... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20070038042 - Hyperspectral technology for assessing and treating diabetic foot and tissue disease: This invention relates generally to an index map comprising both pressure and perfusion information from a diabetic patient foot for the purpose of treatment. The index map may also be a map of perfusion and/or metabolism of the tissue (reflecting oxygen delivery and oxygen extraction, obtained by thermal imaging, hyperspectral... Agent: James Remenick Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20070038041 - Systems and methods for correcting optical reflectance measurements: We disclose measurement systems and methods for measuring analytes in target regions of samples that also include features overlying the target regions. The systems include: (a) a light source; (b) a detection system; (c) a set of at least first, second, and third light ports which transmit light from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070038043 - Protector for a fibre-optic catheter: The invention presents modifications of a protector design for an optical fiber probe intended for studying an object. The object being studied can be a biological tissue, namely, a biological tissue of a living body, for example, an internal cavity of a living body. The invention ensures an effective optical... Agent: Tucker, Ellis & West LLP

20070038044 - Analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070038046 - Kinematic fluorescence measurement band: A kinematic fluorescence measurement band for use with a fluorescent light-emitting bead implanted within a user's body includes a band configured for secure and removable positioned about a portion of the user's body, a base plate configured for attachment to the band and an optical plate. The optical plate includes... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070038045 - Method for monitoring an implanted fluorescent light-emitting bead: A method for monitoring a fluorescent light-emitting bead implanted in a user's body includes removably adhering an adhesive plate of a kinematic adhesive fluorescence measurement patch to a user's body. The method also includes attaching an optical plate of the kinematic adhesive fluorescence measurement patch to the adhered adhesive plate... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070038047 - Method and apparatus for glucose level detection: An apparatus for determine a glucose level having a calibration module; an image acquisition module; an image compensation module; and, a dynamic pattern matching module. A method using the apparatus is also described.... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20070038048 - Combination sensor for determining physiological parameters on the skin of a patient: A combination sensor for the simultaneous use of different sensors for determining physiological parameters on the skin of a patient. The combination sensor includes a sensor carrier (1) which can be mounted on the body of the patient. Sensors are integrated in the sensor carrier for determining different physiological parameters... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20070038049 - System for adjusting power employed by a medical device: A system for adjusting power employed by a medical device incorporating light emitting devices and being used for measuring patient medical parameters, includes a plurality of light emitting devices. A power unit is coupled to the light emitting devices and powers the light emitting devices responsive to respective control signals... Agent: Jack Schwartz & Associates

20070038050 - Device for use with reflective pulse oximetry: A device for measuring and recording blood saturation and heart rate from a human digit, the device includes at least one light source, providing light directed toward the surface of the human digit, the light being absorbed by and reflected from within the human digit, a light detector spaced apart... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20070038052 - Fiber optic assisted medical lead: Devices and methods for placing medical leads using minimally invasive techniques. One lead includes a lead body connected to a lead head having an aperture for providing fiber optic access to the interior of a helical electrode. The fiber optic shaft may be disposed within or along-side a drive shaft... Agent: Craig Taylor Law Office, PLLC

20070038051 - Method and apparatus for determining a characteristic of an in vivo sensor: Methods and systems are provided for determining a characteristic of an in vivo sensor. A transmit field, operative to induce a response signal in an associated in vivo sensor, is generated at a transmitting component having an associated orientation. The response signal is received at a receiving component, having an... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20070038053 - Signal processing for measurement of physiological analytes: A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the biological system. One important application of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070038054 - Embedded bio-sensor system: Provided is a bio-sensor system which utilizes radio frequency identification technology and which includes a remote transponder in wireless communication with an implantable passively-powered on-chip transponder. The bio-sensor system is specifically adapted to provide a substantially stable and precise sensor reference voltage to a sensor assembly that is included with... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20070038055 - Catheter having mapping assembly: A mapping catheter comprises a catheter body and a mapping assembly. The catheter body has an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The mapping assembly comprises a generally straight proximal region attached to the catheter body, a generally circular main region distal the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070038056 - System and methods for locating and ablating arrhythomogenic tissues: A catheter for sensing electrical events about a selected annulus region of the heart and for treating tissue in the selected annulus region has a handle assembly, a shaft having a proximal end coupled to the handle assembly, a first expandable member provided at the distal end of the shaft,... Agent: Raymond Sun Law Offices Of Raymond Sun

20070038057 - Garment for measuring physiological signal: Provided is a smart garment for measuring a physiological signal which can improve comfort and convenience of wear and correctly measure a physiological signal. The smart garment for measuring physiological signals includes an electrode which is made of an electro-conductive fabric and detects a physiological signal, a physiological signal transmission... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20070038062 - Device and method for intraluminal imaging for the reconstruction of 3d image data sets: The invention relates to a device and a method for intraluminal imaging. The device features an imaging instrument and a transport unit, with which the imaging instrument is moved in a lumen at a defined speed over a defined distance. The device further features a rigid, i.e. mechanically-stable singly or... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038060 - Identifying and treating bodily tissues using electromagnetically induced, time-reversed, acoustic signals: A method of detecting and treating cancerous or cancer-supporting tissue by applying low-power density electromagnetic signals to the tissue, inducing acoustic signals from a portion of the tissue that exhibits an electrical conductivity gradient, receiving the thus-induced acoustic signals and from them identifying the location of the tissue portion, applying... Agent: Gene W. Arant

20070038059 - Implant and instrument morphing: A method for morphing a surgical object for a surgical navigation system is provided. The method comprises providing a tracking system and a surgical tool detectable by the tracking system. Dimensional data is collected and analyzed on the surgical object by contacting the surgical tool with the surgical object at... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20070038064 - Magnetic navigation and imaging system: A system for imaging and magnetically navigating a medical device within an operating region in a subject's body is provided that comprises a first C-arm and a second C-arm. The system comprises an imaging beam source and an imaging beam receiver mounted on the first C-arm that are positioned to... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20070038063 - Method for determining the position and orientation of an endoscopy capsule guided through an examination object by using a navigating magnetic field generated by means of a navigation device: A method is disclosed for determining the position and orientation of an endoscopy capsule guided through an examination object by using a navigating magnetic field generated by way of a navigation device. In the method, an X-ray machine is used to record radiation images in which the endoscopy capsule is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070038065 - Operation of a remote medical navigation system using ultrasound image: A method of operating a remote medical navigation system using ultrasound, employs ultrasound imaging from a medical device to supplement or to replace conventional x-ray imaging of the operating region during navigation.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20070038058 - Patient tracking using a virtual image: An apparatus and method of tracking a patient using a virtual image.... Agent: Accuray/blakely

20070038066 - Processor controlled voltage-current analysis for nerve and muscle tissues: A device is disclosed for detecting a voltage potential from a tissue membrane. The device includes an input circuit, an output circuit and a digital signal processor. The input circuit receives a membrane voltage potential from an electrode. The output circuit receives an output command signal and provides a current... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20070038061 - Three dimensional co-registration for intravascular diagnosis and therapy: A method and system are disclosed for creating, in a coordinated manner, graphical images of a body including vascular features from a combination of image data sources. The method includes initially creating an angiographic image of a vessel segment. The angiographic image is, for example, either a two or three... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20070038067 - Living body inspection apparatus: Living body inspection apparatus which concurrently carries out proper measurement of movement of a living body and measurement of a magnetic field emanating from the living body. It includes a movement sensor which includes magnetic field generating means for generating a magnetic field and magnetic field receiving means attached to... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20070038073 - Backprojection reconstruction method for undersampled mr imaging: Two-dimensional or three-dimensional, time-resolved MR frame images are acquired during a dynamic study of a subject. A composite MR image is produced and this is used to reconstruct each image frame by weighting the backprojection of each projection view acquired for that image frame. The composite image may be reconstructed... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20070038070 - Determining patient-related information on the position and orientation of mr images by the individualisation of a body model: In a method for determination of patient-related information regarding the position and orientation of slice image exposures in magnetic resonance tomographic examinations, initial MR overview exposures (magnetic resonance overview exposures) of the body of the patient are produced. Using these initial MR overview exposures, a predetermined, parameterized anatomical body model... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20070038069 - Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus: When performing imaging in synchronization with a biological movement of an examinee by using a pulse sequence applying a pre-saturation pulse, it is possible to reduce irregularities of echo signal intensity and artifact on the image generated by the irregularities. Especially, it is possible to prevent artifact attributed to blood... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20070038072 - Method and device for determination of coefficients of a magnetic resonance diffusion tensor: In a method and apparatus for determination of coefficients of a diffusion tensor to describe a diffusion process within a subject, spatially-resolved, variously diffusion-coded diffusion data are generated from volume elements of the subject under consideration of control data for various diffusion codings. Intermediate diffusion data are generated for each... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20070038071 - Method for producing mr (magnetic resonance) images of a moving object using navigator signals: A method for generating MR (magnetic resonance) images of a moving object with a repeating motion pattern at comparable motion states, wherein for at least one motion state, a set of MR data which is completely encoded for producing an MR image is provided from a plurality of successive individual... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20070038068 - Mr imaging method: The invention relates to an MR method for generating an image of a body part of a patient located in the examination volume of an MR device. According to the method, firstly MR signals are excited in the examination volume by means of a sequence of magnetic field gradient pulses... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070038075 - Catheter, catheter device, and imaging diagnostic device: The invention relates to a catheter for brachytherapy having a radiation source for generating β or γ rays. So that the catheter can be positioned as precisely as possible it is inventively proposed to provide an NMR device in the area of a free end of the catheter for generating... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038074 - Method and device for locating magnetic implant source field: An apparatus and method for locating a magnetic implant in a surgical application using the field of a source magnet for the implant guiding field. The source magnet is an electromagnet having a separate calibrated magnetic field component in addition to the guiding field, so that both the magnitude and... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20070038076 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus with means for dnp hyperpolarization: The invention provides an MRI apparatus capable of using a static magnetic filed magnet provided therein as a magnet for polarization, and performing DNP therein without changing a construction of a conventional MRI apparatus. A DNP means placed in the MRI apparatus includes a sample tube, cooling units for cooling... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20070038077 - Stationary target imaging: Methods for imaging stationary targets, including thrombi, are disclosed. The methods allow the imaging of stationary targets in areas of the body subject to physiologic motion.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070038078 - Relative impedance measurement: A method for calibrating impedance includes coupling at least first, second, and third electrodes at respective locations to a surface of a body of a subject. A first current passing through the body between the first and second body-surface electrodes is measured, and a second current passing through the body... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070038079 - Fluoroscopic image guided surgery system with intraoperative registration: A system and apparatus allows the tracking of a selected body portion, instrument, or both. A tracking device can be interconnected to a body portion at a mounting site. A procedure can be performed at a location remote from the mounting site of the tracking device. The tracking device can... Agent: Harness Dickey And Pierce PLC

20070038080 - Devices and methods for presenting and regulating auxiliary information on an image display of a telesurgical system to assist an operator in performing a surgical procedure: A method of performing a surgical procedure on a patient is provided. The method typically comprises positioning a surgical work station of a robotically controlled surgical system and a patient on which a surgical procedure is to be performed in close proximity relative to each other, directing a field of... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20070038083 - Automatic velocity scale identification for medical diagnostic ultrasound: Velocity scale is automatically determined for ultrasound imaging. Receive signals corresponding to different pulse repetition intervals are used to estimate velocities. The different velocities are used to determine the velocity scale. For example, the different pulse repetition intervals are obtained by selecting different sets of signals from a group of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038081 - Device and method for displaying ultrasound images of a vessel: The invention relates to a device and a method for displaying a vessel (2) with the aid of intravascular ultrasound images (1). A sequence of intravascular ultrasound images (I(E,x)) is generated by means of a probe (5) and stored in a memory (10) in a manner indexed by the associated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070038082 - Medical diagnostic ultrasound transducer system for harmonics: A medical diagnostic ultrasound transducer system has at least a first and a second set of transducer layers of an element. Each set has one or more transducer layers with independent electrical access. A transmit event through a first set of transducer layers with broadband electrical signals generates acoustic signals... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038088 - Medical imaging user interface and control scheme: An embodiment of the invention includes a method of capturing a series of images of a subject patient with a medical probe having a magnification factor, a frame rate, and an image resolution. The method includes the determining a relative motion between a subject patient and a medical probe and... Agent: Schox PLC

20070038084 - Method and apparatus for measuring anatomic structures: Methods, apparatus and systems for measuring a thickness of a portion of a multi-layer vessel based on at least one medical diagnostic image frame using an integrated ultrasound device is provided. The method includes for each x-coordinate determining a y-coordinate along an interface between each layer of the vessel including... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20070038085 - Navigation among multiple breast ultrasound volumes: Navigation among breast ultrasound volumes derived from different volumetric ultrasonic scans of a same breast is described. On a display of a breast ultrasound workstation, a first image derived from a first ultrasonic volume is displayed. A user selection of a source region of interest (ROI) in the first image... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20070038089 - Transurethral diagnostic method and treatment method using ultrasonic endoscope: An ultrasonic endoscope has an ultrasonic probe, an observation optical system and a channel for inserting a medical instrument. A transurethral diagnostic method using the ultrasonic endoscope comprising step of inserting an insertion portion of the ultrasonic endoscope toward a target diagnostic portion through a urethral, step of starting transmission... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070038086 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of ultrasonic measurement: An input unit of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus selects a display format of image data and time-series data in a dynamic image display mode and a freeze image display mode. And a display data generation unit compounds image data obtained by transmitting and receiving ultrasound to an object to be... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038091 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic transmission method: A reference condition generation unit of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus generates a reference delay condition and a reference amplitude condition for determining delay time and amplitude of a driving pulse to be supplied to a transducer element at the time of non-simultaneous and parallel reception. A transmission condition generation unit... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038087 - Ultrasonic image processing apparatus, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasonic image processing program: When a two-dimensional tomogram is to be displayed, motion information associated with a direction orthogonal to the tomogram is colored and mapped on the tomogram to be visualized by using the volume data of a TSI image. For example, a mapping image is generated by color-mapping shortening information at each... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038090 - Ultrasound system for displaying an elastic image: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system comprising: an ultrasound diagnosis unit for providing ultrasound scanning information of a target object and stress information applied to the target object, the ultrasound diagnosis unit including a probe having a stress applying unit and a stress measuring sensor around a scan... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038092 - Method and system for determining total body fat, and method and system for determining body composition: A method of determining the total body fat of a person comprises the steps in which a subcutaneous fat thickness is measured at four points on the person's body, located in the right anterior part of the left mid-thigh, in the left anterior part of the right mid-thigh, in the... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20070038093 - Method and system for fetal weight evaluation: A method for fetal weight estimation, comprising the following steps: (a) Ultrasonically measuring fetal biometric parameters; (b) Determining further physiological and phenomenological pregnancy parameters; (c) Determining the fetal weight by precision weighing at birth; (d) Creating a database of known sample cases; (e) Generating mathematical prediction models from the database... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20070038094 - System and method for the creation of ultrasonic waves: A system for generating ultrasonic waves may be used for cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. The system includes an electrically controlled ultrasonic head that generates ultrasonic waves at multiple different frequencies. The system also includes a control unit that switches between the multiple frequencies. The system may switch the frequencies at... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070038095 - Ultrasound vibrometry: A method for measuring a mechanical property of a subject includes using an ultrasonic transducer to apply ultrasonic vibration pulses to a vibration origin in the subject in an on-off time sequence in order to impart a harmonic motion at a prescribed frequency to the subject, and when the vibration... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20070038097 - Introducer: An introducer for use with an ultrasonic imaging system. The introducer comprises a tubular member having a connecting end, a positioning end, and a central lumen, the connecting end including a coupling for attaching the introducer to an ultrasonic imaging system, and the positioning end comprising a plug or other... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20070038096 - Method of optimizing an ultrasound transducer: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed to optimize an acoustic transducer, such as an ultrasound transducer, for use in a therapy application, such as high intensity focused ultrasound. In one example, the thickness of a matching layer applied to a face of a transducer member is altered to optimize the transducer... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20070038100 - Methods and systems for ultrasound delivery through a cranial aperture: A method for delivering ultrasound energy to a patient's intracranial space includes forming at least one aperture in the patient's skull, introducing at least one acoustically conductive medium into the intracranial space to contact brain tissue of the patient, advancing an ultrasound device at least partially through the aperture in... Agent: Raymond Sun Law Offices Of Raymond Sun

20070038099 - Sonodynamic treatment apparatus and method of controlling the same: In a sonodynamic treatment apparatus including: a first ultrasound radiating unit for radiating diagnostic ultrasound; a second ultrasound radiating unit for radiating treatment ultrasound; an echo detection unit for detecting an ultrasound echo; a diagnostic controller for radiating the diagnostic ultrasound with the first ultrasound radiating unit and detecting the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20070038098 - Ultrasound therapy: A method of treating a peripheral neuropathy, peripheral neurodegenerative disease, or peripheral nerve trauma is disclosed. The method includes the step of applying an ultrasound signal to an anatomical location on a patient.... Agent: Joel R. Petrow Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20070038105 - Apparatus and method for forming an ultrasound image in an ultrasound diagnostic system: The present invention relates to a method of forming an ultrasound image in an ultrasound diagnostic system, including: a) forming a plurality of 2-dimensional ultrasound images based on ultrasound echo signals reflected from a predetermined portion of a target object; b) setting a region of interest (ROI) on each 2-dimensional... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038103 - Apparatus for obtaining ultrasonic image and method of obtaining ultrasonic image: A transmitting/receiving circuit drives an ultrasonic probe in accordance with a trigger signal based on an electrocardiographic waveform under the control of a control device so as to scan a plurality of regions, and obtains scan data for each region. During the scanning, the transmitting/receiving circuit causes the ultrasonic probe... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038104 - Method and apparatus for displaying a color flow image in an ultrasound diagnostic system: The present invention relates to a method and an ultrasound diagnostic system for displaying a 3-dimensional color flow image performing a transparency treatment for a predetermined region. The method of displaying a color flow image, comprises: a) forming a plurality of 2-dimensional color flow images based on ultrasound echo signals;... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038101 - Method of forming strain images: There is provided a method of forming strain images by decreasing the decorrelation of receive signals, which vary with time or space. More specifically, the decorrelation between the receive signals obtained with and without applying stress to a target subject is reduced to decrease an error, which occurs during the... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038106 - Ultrasound diagnostic system and method of automatically controlling brightness and contrast of a three-dimensional ultrasound image: The present invention relates to an ultrasound diagnostic system and method for automatically controlling the brightness and contrast of a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound image. The method for automatically controlling the brightness and contrast of a 3D ultrasound image includes the steps of: creating 3D ultrasound image data based on ultrasound... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038102 - Ultrasound reconstruction unit: An ultrasound reconstruction unit is provided. In one embodiment, a receive aperture control engine for the unit adaptively determines a set of reconstruction signals based on at least a series of selected echo signals and compares the size of a receive aperture with a predetermined number of reconstruction channels at... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20070038107 - Delay adding device and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The present invention aims to provide a delay device having an analog delay line adaptable to a plurality of frequencies with a less number of taps. The analog delay line has a maximum delay amount equivalent to a wavelength from over a ⅜ wavelength of a predetermined maximum wavelength of... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20070038108 - Ultrasound diagnostic flow imaging with coded excitation: Diagnostic ultrasound flow imaging is performed with coded excitation pulses. Due to the use of frequency coded excitation pulses, flow information may suffer from spatial misregistration and estimate errors. Spatial position shift in flow data is offset for alignment with B-mode or other imaging. The flow estimates are compensated for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038109 - Transmission device for ultrasonic imaging system: The invention relates to an ultrasonic imaging system having an ultrasound intra-esophageal endoscope device for scanning a patient's organs, for use in particular with transesophageal echocardiography, and an intratracheal transmission device defining a transmission path for sound waves originating from the endoscope device. A transmission device is specially adapted for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20070038111 - Micromachined imaging transducer: The present invention generally relates to medical devices, and more particularly to an improved medical imaging device. In one embodiment, an imaging device includes a drive shaft having proximal and distal ends received within the lumen; and an imaging transducer assembly coupled to the distal end of the drive shaft... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20070038110 - Motorized ultrasonic scanhead: A motorized scanhead device is capable of rotating an array transducer through 360 degrees of angular rotation in a manner such as to provide acquisition of images in successive scanning planes arranged around the principal axis of the device. The device can be incorporated in endoscopes (e.g., transesophageal endoscopes), laparoscopes,... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20070038112 - Scanning probe with integrated electronics: An ultrasound cavital probe suitable for transrectal or other usage, includes an ultrasound probe, having an outer housing, a pair of motors within one end of the housing, a first shaft operatively associated with one of the motors to provide longitudinal movement to the ultrasound transducer, while a second shaft... Agent: Paul M. Denk

20070038113 - Puncture adaptor, ultrasonic probe for puncture, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus for puncture, method for detecting angle of puncture needle: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus including an ultrasonic probe transmitting and receiving ultrasound toward and from a subject, a puncture adaptor configured to be fixed to the ultrasonic probe and to hold a puncture needle, wherein the puncture adaptor has moving part movable in relation to the ultrasonic probe with the... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070038114 - Ultrasonic imaging catheter: An ultrasonic imaging catheter apparatus and a method of using the same to scan the inner wall of a body lumen. The ultrasonic imaging catheter apparatus comprises: (a) a flexible elongate element adapted for insertion into a body lumen, the elongate element having distal and proximal ends; (b) an ultrasonic... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20070038115 - High intensity ultrasound apparatus methods and systems: A surgical clamp including a first arm and a second arm, a source of high intensity unfocused ultrasound the source coupled to the first arm, and an ultrasound reflector coupled to the second arm is provided. At least one of the first arm and the second arm is moveable to... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20070038120 - Depth-resolved spectroscopy method and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for depth-resolved spectroscopy. A ball lens may be used to redirect light from a fiber-optic probe so that the light intersects the detection region of a collection probe in a specific depth layer of the specimen. A fiber-optic probe may comprise a collection fiber proximal to a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070038116 - Device and method for measuring scattering absorber: A scattering medium measuring apparatus is composed of: a measuring module 1 having an irradiation probe 11 and detection probes 61 and 71; and a measuring module 2 having an irradiation probe 21 and detection probes 81 and 91. There is also provided an optical delay device 22 between a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20070038122 - Diffuse optical tomography system and method of use: An improved diffuse optical tomography system for in vivo non-contact imaging includes an illumination source for illuminating a specimen, a spectrum source for projecting a spectrum onto the specimen, at least one sensor configured to capture the response of the specimen to the illumination and to the projection of said... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070038127 - Methods for diagnosing a neurodegenerative condition: The invention provides a method of diagnosing, prognosing, staging, and/or monitoring a mammalian amyloidogenic disorder or a predisposition thereto by detecting a protein or polypeptide aggregate in the cortical and/or supranuclear regions of an ocular lens of the mammal.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20070038117 - Multi-spectral imaging endoscope system: Light is introduced into the body through an endoscope illumination system, which is capable of passing both UV and visible radiation through an illumination pathway. An image can then be viewed in real time, by eye or with an electronic imaging camera and displayed on a video monitor used by... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20070038125 - Oct-based imaging method: The present invention relates to an imaging method with an OCT catheter for visualizing molecular functional processes in vulnerable plaques of a blood vessel of the blood vessel system of a patient, with OCT images of the contrast medium-marked vulnerable plaque being generated during continuously controlled movement of the light-emitting... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070038121 - Optical coherence tomographic detection of cells and compositions: Provided herein are systems and methods for the detection of cells and compositions using optical coherence tomography.... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20070038119 - Optical coherent tomographic (oct) imaging apparatus and method using a fiber bundle: A fiber-optic bundle based optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe method is demonstrated in a multimode optical fiber bundle based OCT system. The system can achieve a lateral resolution of 12 μm and an axial resolution of 10 μm using a super-luminescent diode source. This imaging approach eliminates any moving parts... Agent: Daniel L. Dawes Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman LLP

20070038124 - Optical probe for arterial tissue analysis: The present invention relates to systems and methods used in the measurement of arterial tissue. Optical probes in accordance with the invention use optical fibers to deliver and collect light using a sidelooking catheter. Diffused white light and fluorescence scattering is collected and processed to provide for improved artery wall... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20070038123 - Optical probe for raman scattering from arterial tissue: The present invention related to a Raman artery probe diagnostic system and a method of using the system for the diagnosis of vascular disease. A side looking catheter having light delivery and collection optical fibers can deliver infrared light in a radial direction from the catheter to diagnose atherosclerotic plaques... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20070038118 - Subcutaneous tissue imager: An imaging device comprises a light source configured to illuminate a subcutaneous tissue structure with substantially coherent light, a sensor module, an imaging lens interposed between the subcutaneous tissue structure and the sensor module to focus an image of the subcutaneous tissue structure at the sensor module.... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.

20070038126 - System and method for monitoring of end organ oxygenation by measurement of in vivo cellular energy status: A method is provided of measuring in vivo of an endogenous fluorophore in a tissue site. A known excitation wavelength of the endogenous flurophore is selected within a range of wavelengths at which the endogenous flurophore undergoes fluorescence. The tissue site is irradiated with irradiated light having at least the... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20070038130 - Blood pressure monitor capable of managing measurement value of multiple users: A blood pressure monitor includes a switch for designating a user who is a subject. The switch for designating a user also serves as a power switch. When this switch is pressed as the first step for blood pressure measurement, the blood pressure monitor is turned on. The blood pressure... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038129 - Electronic blood pressure monitor calculating average value of blood pressure: Measured blood pressure data is stored in a memory in association with information related to a measurement time. In response to manipulation of a manipulation portion (memory recall switch), blood pressure data associated with the measurement time within a prescribed time period (for example, 10 minutes) from the measurement time... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038128 - Electronic blood pressure monitor, and blood pressure measurement data processing apparatus and method: In an electronic blood pressure monitor, a data storing portion stores data of a blood pressure obtained by blood pressure measurement in a memory in association with a condition at the time of the blood pressure measurement. An average value calculation portion calculates average blood pressure data based on a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038133 - Blood pressure measuring device: A blood pressure monitor includes a cuff having an air bag, a main-unit casing in which an inflation/deflation mechanism for inflating/deflating the air bag is provided, a flexible air tube connecting the air bag and the inflation/deflation mechanism, and a retractor unit capable of drawing in the air tube that... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038131 - Electronic blood pressure monitor: An electronic blood pressure monitor includes a display and a console. The console has a plurality of manipulation switches. The display has displaying areas associated with the manipulation switches, respectively, for displaying indications provided as the manipulation switches are operated. In operation, the electronic blood pressure monitor displays on display... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038134 - Electronic blood pressure monitor: An electronic blood pressure monitor has a switch detecting whether a front cover is open or closed. When the front cover is opened by a subject, the switch detects that the cover is opened, and outputs a detection signal to a control portion. In control portion a CPU operates in... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038132 - Electronic blood pressure monitor & data processing apparatus: At the time of blood pressure measurement by an electronic blood pressure monitor, a calculation portion calculates a blood pressure based on a pressure within a cuff detected by a pressure sensor, and outputs blood pressure data. A data storing portion stores the blood pressure data in a memory in... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070038135 - Portable physiological parameter detection/display assembly: A portable bio parameter detection/display assembly includes an optical sensor for engagement with an operator to acquire a pulse signal, an A/D converter converting the pulse signal into a digital format, a microprocessor for receiving the digital format pulse signal and proceeding with calculation of a pulse rate and at... Agent: Thomas E. Sisson Jackson Walker, LLP

20070038136 - Tele-diagnostic device: A system, probe, and method for collecting a plurality of diagnostic information and transmitting the diagnostic information to a remote location. The system comprises a member contoured to at least a portion of a person's hand, and an interface unit in electrical communication with the member. The interface unit is... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20070038137 - Cardio-function cafeteria system and methodology: A computer-based cafeteria system, accessible through a user interface, and a related methodology, for gathering, handling, observing, presenting and addressing cardio-function data from a selected patient. The methodology-implementing system includes: (a) structure for collecting, over extended time, plural-heartbeat, cardio-function data, including ECG and heart-sound data; (b) a computer connected to... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20070038138 - Detection of renal failure by cardiac implantable medical device: Morphological features within electrical cardiac signals are tracked and changes in features are monitored to detect renal failure. The morphological feature may be an interval between corresponding polarization events such as the interval between QRS-complexes and peaks of corresponding T-waves (QTmax interval); the interval between QRS-complexes and ends of corresponding... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20070038139 - Chest tube air counters and methods: An air counter for use with a chest tube includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, at least one of which is configured to connect with the chest tube; a gas flow detection mechanism; and an electronic module having a memory for storing gas flow records. A method... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070038140 - Truncal visceral/subcutaneous fat measuring method and apparatus: A current applying electrode is placed on at least one body part which is highly useful in estimating a subcutaneous fat tissue volume on the truncal abdominal circumference, the other current applying electrode is placed on a body part protruding from the trunk, a voltage measuring electrode is placed in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070038141 - Temperature-measuring device with function indicator: A function indicator for a dual temperature sensor, which indicates the falling off of the sensor from the skin surface (4) of a patient. An evaluating device (2) determines the body temperature from a first measured temperature value (TA) and determines the contact of the dual temperature sensor (1) with... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20070038142 - Method and device for delivering visual stimuli with head mounted display during vision training: A head mounted display for diagnosing or training vision of a subject. In one embodiment, the head mounted display includes a first display that presents a first visual image to a first eye of the subject in an identified position of regard with respect to a specified zone in the... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20070038143 - Medical valve and method to monitor intra-abdominal pressure: An apparatus for monitoring the intra-abdominal pressure of a hospitalized patient includes a urinary catheter connected to a urine valve providing selectable communication between a discharge end of the urinary catheter and either a drain or a fluid source. Preferably, the urine valve is adapted for remote actuation and has... Agent: Trask Britt

20070038144 - Mri biopsy device localization fixture: A localization mechanism, or fixture, is used in conjunction with a breast coil for breast compression and for guiding a core biopsy instrument during prone biopsy procedures in both open and closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. The localization fixture includes a three-dimensional Cartesian positionable guide for supporting and orienting... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20070038145 - Post decompression marker introducer system: An apparatus for implanting a locatable marker at a target site within a tissue mass comprises an insertion device and a marker introducer system that is received within the insertion device. The marker introducer system is anchored in a compressed tissue mass and a locatable marker is deployed from the... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20070038146 - Biopsy device with fluid delivery to tissue specimens: The invention is directed to a system and method for separating and collecting one or more tissue specimens from a target site within a patient and flushing the specimen to remove blood, debris and the like before the specimen is removed from the biopsy device. The flow of flushing fluid... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Duane Morris LLP

20070038149 - Body fluid sampling device: Body fluid sampling device comprising a skin-piercing element (10) having a fluid pathway (11) for receiving body fluid, at least a portion of said fluid pathway is open to the environment and further comprising a fluid receiving means (40) being spaced from said fluid pathway so that fluid in said... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20070038147 - Method for extracting interstitial fluid: A method for extracting interstitial fluid from a target site of a user includes adhesively attaching a floating ring of a sampling module for extracting interstitial fluid to the user in the vicinity of a target site and then mounting the sampling module to the floating ring and attaching the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070038148 - Sampling module for extracting interstitial fluid: A sampling module for extracting interstitial fluid (ISF) from a user's body includes a housing assembly and a pressure ring assembly operatively contained within the housing assembly. The pressure ring assembly includes a penetration member configured for penetrating a target site of the user's body and, subsequently, residing in the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070038150 - Test magazine and method for processing the same: A test magazine with two film strips (12, 14), which are joined to one another in a sandwich-like manner, can be wound up, and between which holding cells (16) for test elements are kept free. The test magazine also comprises a multitude of test elements (18, 20) each having a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20070038151 - Method of outputting body information and apparatus therefor: A method and an apparatus for outputting body information of a user. The method of outputting the body information of a user comprises: designating coordinate points of the body information according to first, second, and third body information on a three-dimensional coordinate having the first, second, and third coordinates as... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070038152 - Tactile breast imager and method for use: A method and device for breast examination adapted for easy home use including a tactile imager probe equipped with a pressure sensor array and a motion tracking system for simultaneously recording pressure and positioning data during the examination of a breast or any other soft tissue. The method includes a... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20070038155 - Attitude indicator and activity monitoring device: An attitude indicator device for detecting, indicating, and/or logging the positional attitude of an individual in response to deviation from a set of one or more reference angles. By way of example and not of limitation, the device is mounted on the thigh of a patient and measurements are taken... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20070038154 - Living body inspection apparatus: A living body inspection apparatus which quantitatively evaluates timings of movements (bending and stretching) of fingers. The apparatus includes: a movement sensor including a transmitter coil for generating a magnetic field and a plurality of receiver coils for receiving the generated magnetic field from the transmitter coil; analyzing means which... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20070038153 - Providing input associations for a computer system: An association system and method. The distribution system comprises a computing system connected to a video input apparatus. The video input apparatus is adapted to send image data to the computing system. An exercise routine is developed for a user of the computing system. A first function to be performed... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

  
02/08/2007 > 142 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category

20070032694 - Stents with a radioactive surface coating, processes for their production and their use for restenosis prophylaxis: The invention relates to radioactive stents, characterized in that the stent is coated on the surface with the radioactive isotope, as well as processes for their production.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20070032695 - Systems, devices and methods relating to a shape resilient sling-like support for treating urinary incontinence: The invention, in one embodiment, is directed to systems, devices and methods for supporting an anatomical location using a self-supporting implantable device without a need for an anchor.... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP

20070032696 - Cardiac harness delivery device: An apparatus for delivering a cardiac harness onto a heart includes an elongate body and a plurality of elongate push rods longitudinally movable with respect to the elongate body. The elongate body has a tubular housing that is sized to contain the cardiac harness and has a compressible cross-sectional shape.... Agent: Fulwider Patton

20070032697 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus supplies power to a body-insertable apparatus from outside a subject. The body-insertable apparatus is introduced into the subject and obtains intra-subject information. The power supply apparatus includes a first electric cable which is wound around a circumferential surface of a garment and forms a coil, the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20070032698 - Endoscope: The endoscope has an elongated insertion portion, an operation portion provided at the rear end of the insertion portion, and a contact-less endoscope exterior body in which no electrical contact is exposed on the outer surface thereof including the insertion portion and the operation portion. Inside the endoscope exterior body,... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070032699 - Capsulated medical equipment: A capsulated body having a facility, which acquires biomedical information through endoscopic examination or the like, incorporated therein is inserted into a duct within a living body. Whether the capsulated body has halted for a certain period of time is detected from the time-varying position of the capsulated body or... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070032700 - Insertable device and system for minimal access procedure: The present invention provides a system and single or multi-functional element device that can be inserted and temporarily placed or implanted into a structure having a lumen or hollow space, such as a subject's abdominal cavity to provide therewith access to the site of interest in connection with minimally invasive... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070032701 - Insertable device and system for minimal access procedure: The present invention provides a system and single or multi-functional element device that can be inserted and temporarily placed or implanted into a structure having a lumen or hollow space, such as a subject's abdominal cavity to provide therewith access to the site of interest in connection with minimally invasive... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070032702 - Method and apparatus for endoscopically performing gastric reduction surgery: An articulating endoscopic instrument is adapted for properly orienting the stomach for cutting and stapling in an efficient manner. The instrument includes a body member having a first end and a second end, a plurality of suction holes along the body member in fluid communication with a suction inlet at... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20070032703 - Radially expansive surgical instruments for tissue retraction and methods for using the same: The present invention is directed to a radially expansive device for providing access into a patient's body, kits that contain the radially expansive device, as well as methods for providing minimally invasive access into a patient's body. The radially expansive device may be used in conjunction with a balloon, bladder,... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - 55461

20070032704 - Retractor instruments: The present invention relates to a retraction instrument (1, 100) comprising an elongated tubular body (3, 103) to which are associated a rod (2, 102, 122) and at least one deployable/orientable formation (5, 105, 155) in the distal position with regard to the principal body (3, 103) and to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070032705 - System and method to estimate signal artifacts: A method and system are disclosed that detect signal artifacts in one or more event signals. The system and method may be used to estimate whether a monitored signal includes artifacts based upon a statistical analysis using a transform function.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070032706 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as interfering species, ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, known or unknown sources of mechanical, electrical and/or biochemical noise, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070032707 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a skeletal frame comprising first and second portions configured to move relative to one another. At least one physiological sensor is attached to the frame. A coating is provided over the frame and the at least one physiological sensor to form the sensor... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032710 - Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same: A bi-stable sensor is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a coating, such as an overmold coating, provided about the frame. A resistance-providing component is provided integral with or external to the coated bi-stable sensor such that the bi-stable sensor has... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032708 - Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same: A unitary sensor is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a coating, such as an overmolded coating provided about the frame. The unitary sensor includes one or more diaphragm structures formed from thin regions of the coating material and disposed generally... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032709 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A unitary sensor is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a coating, such as an overmolded coating provided about the frame. The unitary sensor includes a spring, such as a flat spring or torsion spring, provided on the frame that provides... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032711 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame having two or more structural supports. A coating is provided over the frame. The coating has at least one deformable region disposed between the two or more structural supports. As least one optical component is disposed within the at least one... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032713 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a skeletal frame comprising a loop structure. The sensor assembly includes at least one physiological sensor attached to the loop structure. A coating is provided over the skeletal frame and the at least one physiological sensor to form a sensor assembly. The sensor... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032714 - Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor: A method and apparatus for controlling alarms in a medical diagnostic apparatus where an alarm is generated when a measured value for a physiological parameter is outside a specified range. The method continuously calculates a baseline value, and establishes dynamic thresholds that are related to and continuously track the baseline... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032712 - Unitary medical sensor assembly and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame having a first portion and a second portion connected by a hinge. An emitter and a detector are disposed on the frame. A coating is provided over the frame, the emitter and the detector to form a unitary sensor assembly. The... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032715 - Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame having a loop structure. An emitter and detector are disposed on opposite sides of the loop structure. A coating is provided over the frame. The coating includes at least one diaphragm structure disposed such that at least one of the emitter... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032716 - Medical sensor having a deformable region and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame having two or more structural supports. A coating is provided over the frame. The coating has at least one deformable region disposed between the two or more structural supports. The sensor assembly includes at least one optical component disposed within the... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070032718 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices include unique architectural arrangement in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070032717 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measurement(s) for use in processing sensor data and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070032719 - Conductive adhesives and biomedical articles including same: A conductive adhesive composition is provided and articles that include the adhesive composition as a component thereof. The conductive adhesive composition comprises: (a) pressure sensitive adhesive; (b) electrolyte comprising water soluble or water dispersible organic chloride; and (c) humectant. In some embodiments, the conductive adhesive composition is a bicontinuous composition... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070032721 - Disposable light source patch for enhanced visualization of subcutaneous structures: A multi-layered structure in the form of a disposable patch is described for supporting a light source and useful in conjunction with procedures for the non-invasive visualization of veins, arteries or other subcutaneous structures of the body or for facilitating intravenous insertion or extraction of fluids, medication or the like,... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20070032720 - Method and system for navigating in real time in three-dimensional medical image model: The invention relates to a system for navigating in real time in a three-dimensional medical image model and to a method thereof. The method includes displaying a orientation view of the medical image model on a display; adjusting a location related to the displayed orientation view of the medical image... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070032722 - Electromagnetic resonant circuit sleeve for implantable medical device: A medical device enables effective magnetic resonance imaging inside a lumen of a medical device. The medical device includes a plurality of conductive traces formed on a substrate. The conductive traces form an inductive-capacitance circuit or a resistive-inductive-capacitance circuit. The inductive-capacitance circuit or resistive-inductive-capacitance circuit is tuned to a frequency... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20070032723 - System, method and apparatus for navigated therapy and diagnosis: The invention provides an image-guided medical instrument that utilizes a tracking device to track the location of at least a portion of the instrument on at least one image of a patient's anatomy. The instrument may include a handle having an operating element, an elongated flexible body member connected to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20070032725 - Biological signal monitor device: There is provided an excellent biological signal monitor device that allows a living tissue moving in accordance with a body motion or a vibration to be observed as if it were standing still. A reverse correction processing unit (114) subjects a B-mode image to reverse correction based on a movement... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20070032724 - Synchronizing a swiveling three-dimensional ultrasound display with an oscillating object: An ultrasound image display method and System for a two-dimensional monitor (40) that synchronizes a swiveling or rotating volumetrically rendered three-dimensional ultrasound image (76) with the oscillation of an oscillating ultrasound object (72), such as a beating heart or breathing lung. The invention includes swiveling instructions for repetitively swiveling the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070032726 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic elasticity imaging device: An ultrasound probe includes an ultrasound wave transmit/receive surface coming into contact with a contact surface of a subject, an ultrasound wave transmit/receive section which transmits an ultrasound wave to the subject via the ultrasound wave transmit/receive surface and the contact surface and receives an ultrasound wave reflected in the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070032727 - Catheter sensor for measuring hardness: A catheter sensor fabricated by applying a hardness sensor having a simple structure and being advantageous for the miniaturization to a catheter is provided. The catheter sensor for measuring hardness of a portion to be measured in a blood vessel or the other organ comprises a casing (13), that contains... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20070032728 - Noninvasive apparatus and method for estimating blood pressure: Methods and apparatus for noninvasively estimating a blood pressure are provided. A pulmonic (P) component extracted from a second heart sound (S2) signal is analyzed to obtain a number of oscillations in the P component. A predetermined relationship between the number of oscillations and PAP is used to generate a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070032729 - Device and method for controlling the pressure in an inflatable cuff of a blood pressure manometer: The invention relates to a method and a device for regulating the pressure in at least one inflatable cuff, preferably a finger cuff (6), of a blood pressure manometer comprising a plethysmographic sensor device (8, 9) for detecting a plethysmographic signal PG and a pressure sensor (7) for detecting a... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20070032730 - Pressurizing apparatus and method for the same: A pressurizing apparatus and method for adjusting an optimal pressurizing rate according to a cuff of various lengths. The pressurizing method measures the pressure values at two reference points and time duration to calculate a pressurizing rate. A control adjustment routine to control an adjustment of the pressurizing rate is... Agent: Hdsl

20070032731 - Non-invasive pulse rate detection via headphone mounted electrodes / monitoring system: One or more car phone speakers having functionality to detect heart beats proximal a wearer's respective ears generate electronic signals representing the heart beat over a time interval to derive there from a pulse rate. An audio rendering of the derived pulse rate is made at one or more the... Agent: Lewis And Roca LLP

20070032732 - Method of assesing blood volume using photoelectric plethysmography: A method and system for assessing blood volume within a subject includes generating a cardiovascular waveform representing physiological characteristics of a subject and determining blood volume of the subject by analyzing the cardiovascular waveform. The step of analyzing includes generating a first trace of the per heart-beat maximums of the... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20070032733 - Method and apparatus for ecg-derived sleep disordered breathing monitoring, detection and classification: An apparatus is disclosed for detecting sleep disordered breathing (SDB), cardiac events and/or heart rate variability (HRV) in a subject from a physiological electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. The apparatus includes means for monitoring the ECG signal and means for extracting from the ECG signal parameters indicative of the SDB, cardiac events... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski LLP John F. Klos

20070032734 - Method for monitoring a physiologic parameter of patients with congestive heart failure: A method of monitoring physiological parameters for diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure in a patient. The method includes implanting at least one sensing device in a cavity of the patient's cardiovascular system, preferably so that the sensing device passes through and is anchored to a septum of the... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20070032735 - Medical imaging method and an associated apparatus: In the course of an imaging method that is particularly suitable for creating an image data record of the heart and/or the blood vessels of a patient, a series of recording pulses, tuned to the cardiac rhythm, are derived from an ECG signal of the cardiac rhythm of the patient.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070032737 - Method for assessing brain function and portable automatic brain function assessment apparatus: A method and apparatus for performing rapid brain assessment may provide emergency triage to head trauma patients by analyzing a combination of spontaneous and evoked brain potentials. The spontaneous and evoked potentials are analyzed, and the results classified, to present a real-time assessment of a patient's brain, diagnosing any potential... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070032736 - Method of predicting outcome of a stroke using eeg: EEG measures are used to predict neurological developments resulting from a stroke or similar cerebral ischaema in a person. EEG measures are acquired from the person at two time-points in an acute phase of the stroke, within 18 hours of onset of symptoms of stroke, with acquisition commencing within 7... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070032738 - Adaptive patient training routine for biological interface system: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor... Agent: Leslie I. Bookoff Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,

20070032739 - Device for forming an effective sensor-to-tissue contact: A device and method for tissue characterization are provided, the device comprising: a structure; a first mechanism, associated with said structure, configured for exerting a first force on a tissue, for fixing the tissue to said structure, so as to substantially immobilize the tissue; and a second mechanism, associated with... Agent: Martin Moynihan C/o Anthony Castorina

20070032740 - Biopsy device with fluid delivery to tissue specimens: The invention is directed to a system and method for separating and collecting one or more tissue specimens from a target site within a patient and flushing the specimen to remove blood, debris and the like before the specimen is removed from the biopsy device. The flow of flushing fluid... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Duane Morris LLP

20070032741 - Biopsy device with replaceable probe and incorporating vibration insertion assist and static vacuum source sample stacking retrieval: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20070032742 - Biopsy device with vacuum assisted bleeding control: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20070032743 - Vacuum syringe assisted biopsy device: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20070032744 - Guide wire for use with a catheter: A guide wire (1) for use with a catheter comprises a core wire (3) terminating in a distal portion (18) of flat ribbon-like construction having respective opposite major surfaces (29,30). A spring (24) is brazed to a distal end (27) of the distal portion (18) and to the core wire... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070032746 - Guide wire with magnetically adjustable bent tip and method for using the same: The guide wire invention relates to improvements in magnetically navigable medical guide wires for enabling, in addition to magnetic navigation, conventional navigation without the use of a magnetic field. The distal portion of the guide wire may be navigated by either manually applying an axial rotation to the guide wire... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20070032745 - Vascular guidewire for venous valvular angioplasty: Vascular guidewire for intravascular use, including a tip segment, an intermediate segment and a caudal segment, in succession to each other. The intermediate segment includes two curvilinear flexible wires joined to each other by their extremities in extremal commissures, and eventually one or more intermediate commissures, and which in their... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070032747 - Tissue-characterization probe with effective sensor-to-tissue contact: The present invention relates to a device for tissue-characterization, designed for effective sensor-to-tissue contact. The device includes an element, having a rigid surface of a linear cross-section, on which at least one sensor is arranged, and a mechanism for applying a force to a soft tissue, the line of force... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.

20070032749 - Detection of apex motion for monitoring cardiac dysfunction: Systems, devices and methods for detecting and monitoring cardiac dysfunction. The devices include motion sensors for detecting signals representative of the total movement of the heart, and of the apex of the heart in particular.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20070032748 - System for detecting and analyzing body motion: A portable sensor system that uses acceleration-insensitive, three-dimensional angle sensors located at various points on the patient's body, and collects data on the frequency and nature of the movements over extended periods of time.... Agent: Vermette & Co.

  
02/01/2007 > 57 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category

20070027352 - Adaptive intracavitary brachytherapy applicator: The invention is a novel adaptive CT-friendly brachytherapy applicator with remotely-controlled radial and longitudinal motion radioactive source lumen shields that can be manipulated by the radiation oncologist to optimize the dose distribution to the target and normal tissue structures for brachytherapy procedures.... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

20070027353 - Magnetic core for medical procedures: The inventive technique include a system, method and device for treating a patient. The inventive system includes a magnetic core having a highly saturable magnetic material and a conductor wound around at least a portion of the magnetic core. The magnetic core has a first section with a first end... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070027354 - Magnetic core for medical procedures: The inventive technique include a system, method and device for treating a patient. The device includes a magnetic device having a core created by a binder process having a relatively low temperature. The device further includes a conductor in electrical communication with the core.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070027355 - Magnetic core for medical procedures: The inventive technique include a system, method and device for treating a patient. The inventive system includes a magnetic field generating device created using a powdered ferromagnetic. The system further includes a circuit in electrical communication with the magnetic core, and a power source in electrical communication with the circuit.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070027358 - Devices and methods to treat a patient: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the organ together, or to implant devices in the wall of the organ. Also disclosed are surgical instruments... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070027356 - Electroactive polymer actuated gastric band: Methods and devices are provided for remotely adjusting a size of a gastric band disposed around a patient's stomach. In one exemplary embodiment, a gastric band is provided having a first end and a second end that mate to one another to encircle a stomach. A latch mechanism can be... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20070027357 - Tissue positioner: Apparatus and methods for stabilizing and/or positioning tissues or organs during surgical procedures. One feature of the positioners of the invention includes the use of one or more suction elements used to grip the organ or tissue. The main body of the suction element comprises body defining a polyhedral shaped... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20070027359 - Improved control system for supplying fluid medium to endoscope: A control system for supplying a fluid medium to an endoscopic apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an operation handle and an insertion member insertable within a body channel, wherein there is provided a protection sleeve adapted to cover at least a portion of the insertion member. The control system... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling P.C.

20070027360 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes in an insertion portion thereof a hard distal end portion and a bending portion arranged consecutively with the distal end portion; with the center axes of the distal end portion and the bending portion kept eccentric with each other, the distal end portion and the bending portion... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070027361 - Endoscope: An endoscope has an insertion portion provided with a freely curvable curving portion; a grip portion provided at a base end side of the insertion portion and grasped by an operator. There provided at the grip portion and in its periphery is an instructing operation element with a function of... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070027362 - Infrared observation system: An infrared observation system comprises: a light source unit for generating illumination light for irradiating light including infrared light of a long wavelength exceeding at least a 1000-nm wavelength upon a living body tissue inside or outside the body in a broadband or a narrowband; an infrared image capturing unit... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser

20070027363 - Nerve protection system: The present invention relates to a device (and corresponding method) that protects (e.g., shields and/or retracts) exiting and/or descending nerve (e.g., nerve root). This may be carried out in a controlled, unobtrusive manner during, for example, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (“TLIF”), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (“PLIF”), or Minimally Invasive Surgery... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20070027364 - Expandable access device: An expandable access device for providing access to a surgical site in the body. The expandable access device comprises a first blade, a second blade and a connection mechanism operable connecting the first and second blades. Each blade may have a first portion, a second portion and an intermediate portion... Agent: Jones Day

20070027368 - 3d anatomical visualization of physiological signals for online monitoring: A method for visualization of a physiological signal, comprising the steps of acquiring a time-series signal from the physiological signal, identifying a patient condition from the time-series signal, displaying a 3D image of a body, and displaying a visual indicator representative of the patient condition on the 3D image of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070027365 - A method and system of after hours monitoring of a veterinary patient: After Hours Monitoring is a method of use system for monitoring a veterinary patient comprising: a monitor which is capable of receiving signals of low-power radio frequencies of physiological data from multiple wireless sensors; a remote surveillance system for visual observation of said patient.... Agent: Dale Kosted, D.v.m.

20070027366 - Device and system for entering and monitoring dietary data: A system for entering and monitoring dietary data for use with a computer includes a handheld electronic device having an input mechanism for inputting dietary data. The handheld device may be interfaced with the computer for communication therebetween. The system includes software for operation upon the computer, which includes instructions... Agent: Harshaw Research Incorporated

20070027367 - Mobile, personal, and non-intrusive health monitoring and analysis system: An open architecture, wireless personal area network for receiving, storing, processing, displaying and communicating physiological data. The wireless personal area network may include a personal server, such as a cellular phone, and a plurality of sensors to monitor physiological signs, the user's motion, the user's orientation, and environmental factors. The... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20070027369 - Apparatus and methods for assessing human physical performance: An apparatus for assessing human physical performance includes one or more force measuring devices; one or more instruments for measuring at least one of kinesthetic, vestibular, visual, auditory, somatosensory, or cardiovascular information; a control apparatus; a computing apparatus; a storage apparatus; an input apparatus; and an output apparatus. The apparatus... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20070027370 - Analyte sensor: Biointerface membranes are provided which can be utilized with implantable devices, such as devices for the detection of analyte concentrations in a biological sample. More particularly, methods for monitoring glucose levels in a biological fluid sample using an implantable analyte detection device incorporating such membranes are provided.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070027371 - Implantable tissue ischemia sensor: An implantable ischemia detection system in which a white LED (105) produces a continuous, visible, broadband light illuminating a target site (125). Light backscattered by the target is collected by a sensor (155), allowing for an index of ischemia to be determined, and subsequently transmitted by a sending unit (167).... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20070027373 - Anti-stokes raman in vivo probe of glucose concentrations through the human nail: A system and method are provided for detecting and quantifying an analyte in vivo. Anti-Stokes Raman scattered radiation emitted from a sample under incident radiation excitation is collected and analyzed. The intensity response is corrected for temperature effects using a Boltzmann correction factor based on the temperature of the sample.... Agent: Herbert G. Burkard Skymoon Research And Development, LLC

20070027372 - Apparatus of measuring glucose concentration by using optical coherence tomography and method of operating the apparatus: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for measuring glucose concentration by using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and more particularly, an apparatus and method for increasing the blood volume around a measurement part by using a blood concentrating device and noninvasively measuring glucose concentration of the measuring portion by using OCT.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070027374 - Optical blood analyte monitor: An optical blood analyte monitor (2) comprises a near infra-red light source and a complementary detection (6) means; a component analyser (12) having access to a chemometric model linking optical spectral features to a level of blood analyte of interest and configured to apply the model to signals received from... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070027375 - Optimized gas supply using photoplethysmography: The present invention relates to optimized gas supply utilizing photoplethysmography. Flow rate, pressure or amount of gas is adjusted as a function of blood oxygen saturation data, photoplethysmography signals, or both, obtained from the pulse oximeter probe.... Agent: Beusse Brownlee Wolter Mora & Maire

20070027376 - Probe adapted to be used with pulse oximeter: A probe adapted to be used with a pulse oximeter is disclosed. A flexible first housing is adapted to be brought into contact with at least a nail of a finger or a toe of a subject. A flexible second housing is adapted to be brought into contact with at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070027377 - Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070027378 - Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070027379 - Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070027380 - Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (tyco International, Ltd.)

20070027381 - Inserter and methods of use: Method and apparatus for providing a housing integrated with a sensor introducer and a sensor in analyte monitoring system to deploy the sensor and retain the introducer within the housing upon sensor deployment, and mounting a transmitter to the housing to receive the sensor data is described. The housing may... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20070027383 - Patches, systems, and methods for non-invasive glucose measurement: Described here are patches, systems, and methods for measuring glucose. In general, the patches comprise a microfluidic collection layer and a detector, and the systems comprise a patch and a measurement device. Some methods for measuring glucose comprise cleaning the skin surface, collecting sweat from the skin surface using a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070027382 - System for monitoring of patients: A patient monitoring system implemented by a service provider for users via recording a patient's analytes measurements by non-invasively interrogating a skin patch placed upon the patient's skin surface. The system includes an input module to provide a device to measure analytes from a patient, such as a measurement of... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20070027384 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measurement(s) for use in processing sensor data and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070027385 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measurement(s) for use in processing sensor data and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070027387 - Integrated carrier for providing support, templates and instructions for biopotential electrode array: An integrated carrier for a biopotential electrode array, the integrated carrier comprising: a substantially planar, sheet-like body which is formed out of a material which is sufficiently stiff as to provide mechanical support to the electrode array during shipment and storage; at least one securing unit disposed on the body... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20070027386 - Portable electronic device and a health management system arranged for monitoring a physiological condition of an individual: The invention relates to a portable electronic device, like a shaver, a toothbrush, a walkman, a telephony unit, etc., said device being arranged to measure a signal representative of a physiological condition of a user during a conventional usage of said device. In an embodiment of the electric shaver (25),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070027388 - Patch-type physiological monitoring apparatus, system and network: Patch-type physiological monitoring apparatus, system and network are disclosed. The patch-type physiological monitoring apparatus includes at least a node, and at least a patch for attaching to a skin surface of a user and for supporting the node on the skin surface through joining therewith, wherein the node includes at... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20070027389 - Method and x-ray diagnostic device for generation of an image of a moving body region of a living subject: In a method and an x-ray diagnostic device for generation of an image of a body region of a living subject that executes a movement due to respiration, respiration signals of the subject are acquired and x-ray projections of the subject are acquired from different projection directions. The intensity of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20070027390 - System for performing and monitoring minimally invasive interventions: The present invention relates to a system for performing and monitoring minimally invasive interventions with an x-ray unit, in which at least one x-ray source and one x-ray detector can traverse a circular track through an angle range, an ECG recording unit, an imaging catheter, a mapping unit with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070027391 - Optical diagnosis and treatment apparatus: An optical diagnosis and treatment apparatus includes a pulsed light source, an illumination optical system for illuminating a region of a living body through a guide tube, a light condensing means for condensing pulsed light, an optical scan means for two-dimensionally scanning the region, a light detection means for detecting... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070027392 - Monitoring of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty: During a minimally invasive deployment of a mitral valvuloplasty device into the coronary sinus near realtime tracking of the device is monitored to determine whether the device is compressing the left circumflex coronary artery or is likely to do so. In one embodiment of the invention, one or more position... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070027393 - Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors: A method for performing an in-vivo calibration of a blood pressure sensor that is associated with a balloon of an in-vivo balloon system, the sensor and balloon being associated such that the sensor is in-vivo when the balloon is in-vivo. The balloon is inflated so that a gas pressure in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20070027394 - Method and apparatus to control conduction through the heart to treat cardiac conditions: Control of conduction through a heart is described. A lead with a proximal end and a distal end is provided. The distal end of the lead is inserted into a target area. An agent is delivered through the lead to the target area. Delivery of the agent is monitored via... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20070027395 - Apparatus and method for health care: A health care apparatus and method thereof. The health care apparatus comprises: a sensing position determining unit determining a body part of an examinee where vital signals of the examinee are sensed; a vital potential sensing unit sensing potential signals of the examinee corresponding to a determined result; and an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070027396 - Separating mixed signals: This invention provides a novel technique separating two mixed signals. The method is particularly useful for fetal electrocardiogram estimation. A maternal electrocardiogram signal recorded at the thorax area is nonlinearly mapped onto an electrocardiogram signal recorded at the abdomen using polynomial networks. The fetal electrocardiogram component is then estimated by... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20070027397 - System for patient alerting associated with a cardiac event: A system for the detection of cardiac events occurring in a human patient is provided. At least two electrodes are included in the system for obtaining an electrical signal from a patient's heart. An electrical signal processor is electrically coupled to the electrodes for processing the electrical signal and a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070027399 - System using a bluetooth headphone for heartbeat monitoring, electronic recording, and displaying data: The present invention provides a heartbeat monitoring and electronic recording or display device using bluetooth headphone comprises: a headphone, which has a heartbeat detecting module and an algorithm and control unit, and among them, the heartbeat detecting module measures the pulse by the ear, and transmit the signal to the... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20070027398 - Vector superimposition & graphical display of physiological data without or before analysis: The two ECG channels are graphed as an X-Y pair where the X coordinate is the voltage in a first ECG channel and the Y coordinate is the voltage in a second ECG channel. Because neither of the coordinates is a measure of time, the system and method can collect... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20070027400 - Managing preload reserve by tracking the ventricular operating point with heart sounds: A system and method for managing preload reserve and tracking the inotropic state of a patient's heart. The S1 heart sound is measured as a proxy for direct measurement of stroke volume. The S3 heart sound may be measured as a proxy for direct measurement of preload level. The S1-S3... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070027402 - Bioimpedance methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for providing bioimpedance analysis are provided. In certain aspects, equivalent circuit frequency response models are provided which lead to improved correlations with MRI data. The frequency response models take account of body composition, including the fat component of a body segment. Data obtained by performing bioimpedance spectroscopy... Agent: Maurice M Klee

20070027401 - Body composition analyzer: A body composition analyzer using a bioelectric-impedance method includes a display unit for displaying measurement results including a weight and a body fat ratio, and a processor responsive to a user's input for causing the display means to display a part of the measurement results. In one embodiment, the display... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070027403 - A method and system of continual temperature monitoring: A method and system of Continual Temperature Monitoring of a patient pre-surgical, intra-surgical, and post-surgical by multiple, wireless, temperature sensors that transmit low-power radio frequencies to a monitor capable of receiving signals of temperature data, wherein the monitor interfaces with conventional PC platforms having specifically designed software, and the multiple... Agent: Dale Kosted, D.v.m.

20070027404 - System and method for providing information based on menstrual data: A system for delivering information through a computer. The system comprises: data collecting means for collecting personal data including menstrual data regarding a menstrual cycle on a woman from a user; phase identification means for identifying a phase within the menstrual cycle; storage means for storing predetermined information; selection means... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070027405 - Mechanical vestibular stimulator: An apparatus to stimulate the vestibular system of an individual. The apparatus comprises an actuator configured to mechanically stimulate a semicircular canal, and a control module coupled to the actuator that controls the actuator in response to motion information associated with the individual.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070027406 - Display enhanced testing for concussions and mild traumatic brain injury: Cognitive assessment systems and methods that provide an integrated solution for evaluating the presence or absence of cognitive impairment. The present invention is used to test cognitive functions of an individual including information processing speed, working memory, work list learning and recall, along with variations of these tasks. Immersive and... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20070027407 - Biopsy apparatus with vacuum relief: A disposable tissue removal device comprising a cutting element mounted to a handpiece. The cutting element includes an outer cannula defining a tissue-receiving opening and an inner cannula concentrically disposed within the outer cannula. The outer cannula has a trocar tip at its distal end and a cutting board snugly... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070027408 - Anatomical feature tracking and monitoring system: A system according to invention principles automatically calculates anatomical feature (e.g., tumor, body part, organ) size electronically to provide a clinician with useful information when assessing the tumor response during treatment. A system for monitoring change in patient anatomical features, includes a volumetric analyzer for automatically analyzing data derived from... Agent: Alexander J Burke

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