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Surgery November USPTO class patent listing 11/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070276178 - Anatomic prosthesis for treating hernias, such as inguinal and crural and other hernias: A prosthesis has a final shell-shaped configuration with a deformable bottom portion that can be shaped on the right side or the left side of the prosthesis thanks to its reversibility. The prosthesis has an initially flat base having at least one notch capable of receiving by overlap at least... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20070276177 - Gynecological instrument: An apparatus is described for irradiating cervical cancer, comprising multiple source guide tubes with a coupling piece situated outside the patient that connects the tubes outside the patient. The source guide tubes are formed such that the portions of the tubes situated in the patient upon insertion hook to each... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070276179 - Method of loading a cardiac harness in a housing: A method of loading a cardiac harness into a cardiac harness delivery device is described. The method includes configuring the cardiac harness with pleats. The pleats may be oriented towards a center of a housing or towards a peripheral wall of the housing. In one preferred embodiment, the pleats of... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20070276181 - Endoscope assembly: A locomotive endoscope assembly including a locomotive endoscope head (102) including a main portion extending along a longitudinal axis and having a first selectively inflatable balloon (500) associated therewith and a selectably positionable portion, selectably axially positionable along the main portion and having a second selectably inflatable balloon (502) associated... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd
20070276180 - System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes: A clip or flexible handles extension facilitate simultaneous retention and operation of a bronchoscope and associated bronchoscopic tools held in one hand to allow operation by a single practitioner. Also provided is an adapter for the connection port of the working channel of a bronchoscope which performs both sealing and... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20070276182 - Endoscope electronics assembly: A method for assembling an endoscope that includes an imaging subassembly inside an insertion tube having distal and proximal ends. The method includes coupling the imaging subassembly to a plurality of wires, which have respective first and second ends, by fixing the first ends of the wires to the imaging... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.
20070276183 - Endoscopic imaging system: A portable hand-held endoscopy system adapted for interchangeable use with a variety of endoscopes. The system includes an endoscope having a first end and a second end, the first end having an eyepiece and the second end having a viewing end, the endoscope further having a coupler for coupling to... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20070276184 - Endoscope system and endoscopic observation method: To provide an endoscope system that includes a light source, an insertion part to be inserted into a living organism for guiding a illumination light emitted from the light source and a light returned from the living organism, a deflection optical system for outwardly directing the illumination light in a... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070276185 - Endoscope, endoscopic apparatus, and examination method using endoscope: An endoscope includes an insert section to be inserted into the body cavity, an illumination window for directing illumination light therethrough and an observation window for observing an illuminated internal portion of the body cavity, arranged at a distal end portion of the insert section, and a blood flow changing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070276186 - Endoscope, in particular for the intubation of a respiratory tract: An endoscope for the intubation of a respiratory tract, comprises a shaft and an eyepiece at the proximal end of an endoscope head and comprises a joint between the shaft and the eyepiece for angling the eyepiece away in relation to a longitudinal direction of the shaft. The joint is... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20070276187 - Scanned beam imager and endoscope configured for scanning beams of selected beam shapes and/or providing multiple fields-of-view: Scanned beam imagers and endoscopes are disclosed. In one embodiment, a scanned beam imager includes a first light source operable to provide a first beam and a second light source operable to provide a second beam. The scanned beam imager includes a scanner positioned to receive the first and second... Agent: Michael G. Pate, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070276188 - Doppler retractor: A surgical retractor comprises an arm having a first end and a second end. A blade has an outer surface and a contact surface. The blade is fixed to at least one of the first end and the second end of the arm. A transducer is disposed on the contact... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070276189 - Rectal expander: There is disclosed medical apparatus of the type for use in surgery such as transanal endoscopic microsurgery, as well as methods of providing access to, inspecting and enabling surgery within a body passage. In one embodiment of the invention, medical apparatus in the form of a rectal expander (10) is... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20070276190 - Surgical retractor, and method for establishing an enlarged operating portal in a patient: A surgical retractor includes an open-ended hollow sleeve adapted for inserting into a body of a patient at an operating site to hold back surrounding muscle and body tissue. The sleeve defines an enlarged operating portal sufficient to allow entry and manipulation of surgical instruments inside the body. The sleeve... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C.
20070276191 - Illuminated surgical access system including a surgical access device and integrated light emitter: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a working channel for accessing a surgical site and an integrated light emitter for illuminating the surgical site. The light emitter is integrated in proximity to a distal end of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20070276197 - Systems and methods for providing individualized disease management: Systems and methods of individualized disease management are provided and use patient-specific, physician-defined rules to assist a patient in the management of their disease. The set of physician-defined rules for a patient can be maintained within the patient's blood glucose metering system and activated when a lifestyle event or blood... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070276200 - Calibration of performance monitor: In the solution of the invention, an association is formed between activity information characterizing the activity level of a user and a performance parameter value proportional to the heart rate information of the user, the activity information and heart rate information having been measured in a user-specific performance monitor, and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20070276199 - Determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using tissue fluorescence: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue from spectral information collected from the tissue. An illumination system provides light at a plurality of broadband ranges, which are communicated to an optical probe. The optical probe receives light from the illumination system... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.
20070276198 - Device,system,and method of wide dynamic range imaging: A device, system and method for wide dynamic range imaging. An in-vivo imager may acquire first and second portions of an image, wherein the first and second portions are combinable into a wide dynamic range image. An in-vivo imaging device may determine local gain for a portion of an image... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070276192 - Method and device for evaluation of bio-psycho-physical influence of radio, television and media products upon humans: Method and equipment for estimation the biopsychophysical influence of radio, TV and media product on the man, characterizing itself that the media product (1) acts on the person (2), holding in his hands a bottle with water (3), drop from which are taken and placed in a equipment measuring the... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070276194 - Method for the computer-assisted visualization of diagnostic image data: The invention relates to a method for the computer-assisted visualization of a three-dimensional anatomical object, wherein firstly two or more diagnostic image data records (1, 3, 4, 5) of the object are recorded. Thereafter, an imaging specification is defined for imaging the image data (1, 3, 4, 5) onto a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276196 - Single acquisition system for electrophysiology and hemodynamic physiological diagnostic monitoring during a clinical invasive procedure: A single acquisition diagnostic monitoring system for monitoring electrophysiology data and hemodynamic physiological data from a subject of interest. The system comprises a first module configured to receive the electrophysiology data via a plurality of first sensors coupled to the subject of interest. The system also comprises a second module... Agent: Ge Medical System C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20070276195 - Systems and methods for wound area management: Systems and methods for capturing and digitizing an image of a wound and/or a wound trace from a patient and determining there from a degree of change in the characteristics of the wound. A first embodiment includes a transparent/translucent film onto which a dark outline of the wound is traced.... Agent: Legal Department Intellectual Property Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
20070276193 - Vivo diagnostic and therapy micro-device: The invention relates to an in vivo diagnostic or therapy micro-device comprising a substantially longitudinal body provided with preferably parallel faces comprising, in the direction of its length, at least one main canal (24), one input (18) of which is located at a first end (14) of the body.... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20070276202 - Method and apparatus for measuring and monitoring vital functions or presence: A procedure for the monitoring of a person or an animal on a base (2) with a device that has at least one plane like sensor element (3) arranged to it for transforming the mechanical forces caused by the measured movements and/or the vital signs to electric signals and a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070276203 - Method and system for improving health status of members of an entity: A method is provided for improving the health status of members of an entity by using a program in which members may enroll. The method includes publicizing to members a pool of rewards available to those who enroll in the program. For each enrolled member, a target physiological condition is... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070276204 - Method for analysis of single pulse pressure waves: This invention relates to a method for analysing pressure-signals derivable from pressure measurements on or in a body of a human being or animal, comprising the steps of identifying during given time sequences in a series of time sequences the single pressure waves, including related parameters [pressure amplitude ΔP latency... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070276201 - Strain monitoring system and apparatus: A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor sensor, and RF transmitter, and an associated antenna, all of which are microminiature or microscopic in size and can be implanted in... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20070276205 - Image management system for use in dermatological examinations: A method and device for combustion of liquid fuels is presented which uses a plurality of rotating hydrogen flames to blast atomize and ignite a mechanically dispersed stream of the liquid fuel This combustion method and device are particularly suited for heavy oil fuels, such as vegetable oils, which are... Agent: John B Hardway Iii Nexsen Pruet
20070276206 - Skin evaluating method and skin evaluation: A part of the image input from a fingerprint sensor (S1) is cut out (S3), and a fundamental frequency is calculated by using second-order linear predictive analysis (S5). A total value S of the fundamental frequencies in a direction x and a direction y is calculated so as to be... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070276207 - Polymeric materials incorporating a ph indicator dye: The pH of a wound is assessed using a hydrogel film which changes colour in dependence upon pH. Suitably, the hydrogel film incorporates an indicator, across substantially its entire extent so that the film may be used to monitor pH across a wound. Wound pH information may be used to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20070276208 - Process for identifying and treating specified cell types: A process for identifying and treating cells in a living organism. The cells are labeled, circulated within the organism, detected with an implanted detector, and then either isolated or ablated.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070276209 - Blood-sugar level measuring device: There is provided a mobile blood-sugar level monitoring device enabling a diabetic patient to accurately and easily perform management of blood-sugar level measurement timing, management of changes in blood-sugar level, and further prediction of a future blood-sugar level. The mobile blood-sugar level monitoring device having the function to measure the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070276210 - Apparatus and method for measuring myocardial oxygen consumption: The present invention relates to a method to determine a cardiac characteristic determined at a proximal end and a distal end of a pulmonary artery catheter. The present invention also relates to a method of treating a patient based on a determination of a determined difference between a cardiac characteristic... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20070276211 - Compact minimally invasive biomedical monitor: A biomedical monitor is disclosed. The biomedical monitor has an array of moveable microneedles coated with a first chemical sensing media. The biomedical monitor also has an actuator configured to move at least one microneedle in the array of microneedles from a retracted position to an engaged position whereby the... Agent: Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP
20070276212 - Basket catheter with improved expansion mechanism: A catheter is provided that has a basket-shaped electrode assembly with an improved mechanism for expanding and contracting the electrode array. The expansion mechanism is designed to permit reproducible reintroduction of the catheter into the heart. The catheter comprises an elongated catheter body having at least one lumen therethrough. A... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070276213 - Physiological measuring system comprising a garment in the form of a sleeve or glove and sensing apparatus incorporated in the garment: A measuring system for measuring electrocardiogram signals comprises a diagnostic garment with ECG electrodes that may assume the form of a sleeve or glove. A disposable version of the glove can be inflated. By using an inflatable glove, the contour of the body is automatically matched by the contour of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070276217 - Apparatus and method for inducing vibrations in a living body: A medical device incorporating magnetic material is introduced into the body of a patient. A time varying magnetic field is generated externally of the patient's body and which is of sufficient strength to magnetically induce motion in the device, thereby causing the medical device to vibrate within the patient's body.... Agent: Shirley L. Church, Esq.
20070276215 - Artifact correction: The reconstruction of images of an object of interest may introduce artifacts along lines of high gradients of absorption values. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, these artifacts may efficiently be removed by a statistical weighing during reconstruction of the image. Advantageously, according to an aspect of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276216 - Image-guided navigation for catheter-based interventions: A navigation system for catheter-based interventions, the system comprising a processing device; an angiogram x-ray system connected by data transfer connection to the processing device and capable of capturing angiographic images of a patient; an electrocardiogram monitoring device that is also connected by data transfer connection to the processing device... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070276214 - Systems and methods for automated segmentation, visualization and analysis of medical images: An imaging system for automated segmentation and visualization of medical images (100) includes an image processing module (107) for automatically processing image data using a set of directives (109) to identify a target object in the image data and process the image data according to a specified protocol, a rendering... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates
20070276218 - Magnetic markers for position sensing: An imaging system is provided for locating implants within a patient, and for determining the spatial relationship and orientation between components of an implant within a patient. Magnets are fixed to an implant in pre-determined locations, the magnets having pre-determined quantity, magnetic field map, and moment orientations. An array of... Agent: Steven E. Bach Attorney At Law
20070276220 - All in one plan scan imaging for optimization of acquisition parameters: The present invention provides a magnetic resonance imaging system making use of low resolution, whole-body plan scan image of a body. The whole-body plan scan image is exploited to gather a plurality of individual information of a body that is essential for an optimization of acquisition parameter for acquisition of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276224 - Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment: Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint, particularly in a human knee. The methods include converting an image such as an MRI to a three dimensional map of the cartilage. The cartilage map can be correlated to a movement pattern of the joint to... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070276219 - Locating a mid-sagittal plane: Volumes of interest may be defined, within a three-dimensional brain image, for each of three orthogonal directions. Measures, which may, for example, be energy or entropy measures, are determined for slices of the volumes of interest in the three directions. The volume of interest corresponding to the sagittal direction is... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20070276223 - Method and imaging diagnostic apparatus for finding a stenosis: The invention further relates to an imaging diagnostic apparatus (500), notably a CT apparatus or an MR apparatus, for carrying out the method of claim 1, which apparatus includes an imaging unit (506, 500) for the acquisition of course data of an object to be examined (516) and also includes... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276221 - Prescan for optimization of mri scan parameters: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating magnetic resonance images. In order to achieve high quality magnetic resonance imaging combined with a user-friendly operating of a magnetic resonance apparatus it is proposed to use data obtained from a reference scan comprising SENCE reference data to determine an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276222 - System for magnetic resonance imaging: The invention relates to a system for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Such systems face an additional contribution to the inhomogeneity of the radio frequency (RF) field when high magnetic fields are applied. The invention tries to improve the homogeneity of the RF field for high field strengths, particularly for field... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276225 - System and method for performing a three-dimensional virtual examination of objects, such as internal organs: Methods for generating a three-dimensional visualization image of an object, such as an internal organ, using volume visualization techniques are provided. The techniques include a multi-scan imaging method; a multi-resolution imaging method; and a method for generating a skeleton of a complex three dimension object. The applications include virtual cystoscopy,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070276227 - Method for locating a medical instrument during an intervention performed on the human body: The invention relates to a method for locating a medical instrument during an intervention performed on the human body using an X-ray image recording system and an electromagnetic locating system whose systems of coordinates have been or will be mutually registered, with a first item of positional information about the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070276226 - Enhanced ultrasound image display: Using specialized cardiac catheters for image acquisition, features of the heart are readily identifiable on an ultrasound image, based on a previously generated electrical activation map of the heart. The electrical activation map is automatically registered with the ultrasound image using information obtained from position sensors in the catheters. Features... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070276228 - Automatic analysis in virtual endoscopy: A computer system and a computer-implemented method are provided for interactively displaying a three-dimensional rendering of a structure having a lumen and for indicating regions of abnormal wall structure. A three-dimensional volume of data is formed from a series of two-dimensional images representing at least one physical property associated with... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20070276229 - Breast restraint: A method and apparatus to immobilize a breast of a patient and position a fiducial about the exterior of the breast. The apparatus includes a cup forming a cavity to accept the breast of the patient within the cup. The apparatus also includes a fiducial marker coupled to the cup.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070276230 - Lymph node detecting apparatus: A sentinel lymph node detecting apparatus 1 includes: an excitation light source unit 2 that illuminates an excitation light 10 onto a living body observation portion 20 including a sentinel lymph node 21 near a tumor into which a fluorescent dye that emits fluorescence is injected; an optical filter 3... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070276231 - Positron emission tomography imaging method: The invention relates to compositions and methods to diagnose/monitor, using positron emission tomography, pathogenic disease states wherein the pathogenic cells uniquely express, preferentially express, or overexpress vitamin receptors. In an illustrative embodiment, vitamins, or analogs thereof, conjugated to a radiophore are used to diagnose/monitor disease states extra-corporeally using positron emission... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20070276241 - Sterile cover: A sterile cover for an ultrasound guidance system. The sterile cover may be included as part of a sterile kit for an ultrasound probe. The kit includes the sterile cover and a needle guide for use with the sterile cover. The sterile cover includes a shell and a sheath connected... Agent: James L. Reed
20070276239 - Automated myocardial contrast echocardiography: A myocardial contrast echo exam is performed by the use of a two dimensional array transducer probe. The probe is held against a selected acoustic window of the body and first and second image planes through the heart are imaged and the plane orientations stored. Settings to optimize the images... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276235 - Data communication apparatus: Upper transmitter 141 converts an electric signal transmitted from upper electronic device 101 into an ultrasonic signal and transmits the ultrasonic signal. First communication medium 146 transports the ultrasonic signal to lower receiver 142. Lower receiver 142 converts the received ultrasonic into an electric signal and transmits the electronic signal... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070276233 - Integrated x-ray and ultrasound medical imaging system: An integrated x-ray and ultrasound medical imaging system is provided, wherein a radiation detection means and ultrasound transducer may be disposed for scanning movement for image acquisition along either the same or substantially coincidental paths. The radiation detection means and ultrasound transducer may be advantageously located on the same side... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070276232 - Piezo micro-markers for ultrasound medical diagnostics: An imaging system is disclosed that uses piezoelectric markers. The piezoelectric fields in combination with ultrasound reflections can be used to construct an image of an otherwise difficult to detect feature within a subject's body. In one embodiment, the invention includes a piezoelectric marker, including at least one piece of... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070276240 - System and method for imaging a target medium using acoustic and electromagnetic energies: A system and method for imaging a target medium uses both acoustic energy, e.g., ultrasound energy, and electromagnetic energy, e.g., microwave energy. The acoustic and electromagnetic energies are transmitted into the target medium using a transducer array of acoustic and electromagnetic transducers, which may also be used to receive echoes... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070276242 - System and method for localized measurement and imaging of viscosity of tissues: A system and method for imaging the localized viscoelastic properties of tissue is disclosed. An oscillatory radiation force is applied to tissue in order to induce a localized oscillatory motion of the tissue. The phase and amplitude of the induced localized oscillatory motion of the tissue is also detected while... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070276234 - Systems and methods for intraoperative targeting: The method of some embodiments of the invention assists a user in guiding a medical instrument to a subsurface target site in a patient. This method generates at least one intraoperative ultrasonic images. The method indicates a target site on the ultrasonic image(s). The method determines 3-D coordinates of the... Agent: Mani Adeli Slattler Johansen & Adeli LLP
20070276236 - Ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system with automatic control of penetration, resolution and frame rate: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system and method are presented in which the balance between image resolution and frame rate (Res/Speed) and the balance between image resolution and penetration (Pen/Gen/Res) are automatically adjusted in response to image content. A motion detector analyzes the relative motion between successive images. If the motion... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276238 - Ultrasound transducer and method for implementing flip-chip two dimensional array technology to curved arrays: An ultrasound transducer probe (40) includes a support substrate (54), an integrated circuit (42) and an array of piezoelectric elements (50). The support substrate (54) has a non-linear surface (55). The integrated circuit (42) physically couples to the support substrate (54) overlying the non-linear surface (55), wherein the integrated circuit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276237 - Volumetric ultrasound imaging system using two-dimensional array transducer: Volumetric ultrasound images are obtained using a two-dimensional array transducer to create multiple beams that diverge in a viewing direction to achieve high display resolution real-time volumetric imaging. In one embodiment, ultrasound echoes in a plurality of beams positioned adjacent each other in the elevational direction are projected onto respective... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276243 - System for guiding a medical instrument in a patient body: The present invention relates to a system for guiding a medical instrument in a patient body. Such a system comprises means for acquiring a 2D X-ray image of said medical instrument, means for acquiring a 3D ultrasound data set of said medical instrument using an ultrasound probe, means for localizing... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070276244 - Responsive medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging system and method: A medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging system is responsive to a user position. A sensor determines the position of the user. One or more components of the ultrasound imaging system move as a function of the sensed position. For example, the display and/or control panel of the ultrasound imaging system rotate... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070276245 - System and method for automated boundary detection of body structures: A system and method for imaging the localized viscoelastic properties of tissue is disclosed. An oscillatory radiation force is applied to tissue in order to induce a localized oscillatory motion of the tissue. The phase and amplitude of the induced localized oscillatory motion of the tissue is also detected while... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070276246 - Ultrasound image acquisition guiding device and method: In an embodiment, there is an apparatus for facilitating ultrasound medical image acquisition. There is a guide to help guide an ultrasound probe during a scanning operation. The guide resists at least some undesired movement of the ultrasound probe. The at least some undesired movement is otherwise possible, without the... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20070276247 - Systems and methods for ultrasound imaging using an inertial reference unit: Systems and methods for ultrasound imaging using an inertial reference unit are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound unit configured to ultrasonically scan at least one plane within a region of interest in a subject and generate imaging information from the scan. An inertial reference... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20070276249 - Echographic probe wtih sector scanning using a transducer capable of coming into contact with the structure to be examined: The inventive probe comprises a tubular body (1, 2) that accommodates a transducer (11), which emits a focussed incident ultrasonic wave toward structures to be examined and which receives the ultrasonic waves reflected by these structures. This transducer (11) is coupled to actuating means (4), comprises a piezoelectric assembly (15)... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070276250 - Medical device mounting system: An imaging apparatus includes an ultrasound sensor array. The imaging apparatus also includes a processor coupled to the ultrasound sensor array, with the processor including device functions. The imaging apparatus also includes a monitor coupled to the processor and producing an image display. The monitor includes a touch screen interface... Agent: Ge Medical System C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20070276252 - Multiple frequency doppler ultrasound probe: A method of measuring blood flow through a blood vessel is provided using a single quasi-continuous mode probe that can support multiple frequencies without increasing the probe tip size. A plurality of elements are provided in the probe tip. Each element emits ultrasound waves using a long pulsed signal with... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20070276251 - Transducers with acoustic impedance matching for passive cardio monitoring: A monitor especially adaptable for fetal heart monitoring receives signals from acoustic transducers each of which includes a base member, a polymer sheet having a pair of electrodes disposed over major, opposing surfaces of the polymer sheet, the polymer sheet disposed adjacent an exterior portion of the base member, a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070276248 - Ultrasonic probe: A technique that can make a heat radiation effect higher and makes even a transmission voltage of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus higher and then makes a diagnostic depth deeper is disclosed. According to this technique, an ultrasonic probe has: a plurality of piezoelectric elements 1 which are long in an... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP
20070276253 - Needle guide: A needle guide for an ultrasound guidance system. The needle guide may be included as part of a sterile kit for an ultrasound probe. The kit includes a shell and a sheath which form a sterile cover for the ultrasound probe. The needle guide is used to guide a needle... Agent: James L. Reed
20070276254 - System and method to identify and measure organ wall boundaries: Systems and methods are described for acquiring, processing, and presenting boundaries of a cavity-tissue interface within a region-of-interest in an ultrasound image based upon the strength of signals of ultrasound echoes returning from structures within the region-of-interest. The segmentation of boundaries of cavity shapes occupying the region-of-interest utilizes cost function... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20070276255 - Flexible ultrasonic wire in an endoscope delivery system: The flexible ultrasound wire delivered through an endoscope can bend through multiple radii and deliver ultrasonic energy to the business end of the working channel of an endoscope without requiring percutaneous incisions. The flexible ultrasonic wire is wire or fiber that can be flexed in any direction and is connected... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20070276256 - Method and apparatus for imaging tissues: Method and apparatus for imaging tissue by upstream illumination and downstream dual filtering of the exiting light for separation of ballistic photons rays from stray rays. Dual filtering includes spatial filtering via a pinhole and spatial filtering operated by a fast gate. A processor synchronizes flashes of illumination with the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070276259 - Lesion extracting device and lesion extracting method: A lesion extracting device comprises a light source for emitting an excitation light toward a subject body to be examined, a control unit for changing an amount of the excitation light, a light irradiating and receiving portion for irradiating the excitation light to the subject body and receiving fluorescence generated... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070276257 - Method and apparatus for lymph node mapping: A system and method for optical lymph node mapping. The system is useful for guiding sentinel lymph node biopsy surgeries. A contrast agent that includes a fluorescent dye is injected near the site of a malignancy. The contrast agent drains into the lymphatic system, collecting in a sentinel node or... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20070276258 - Synchronization of illumination source and sensor for improved visualization of subcutaneous structures: System and method are described for synchronizing a pulsed source of the near infrared illumination used in visualizing subcutaneous structures with the background illumination normally extant in medical treatment settings that allow both enhanced image acquisition and use of higher power pulsed infrared illumination sources.... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC
20070276260 - Method for measuring the vessel diameter of optically accessible blood vessels: It is the object of a method for measuring the vessel diameter of optically accessible blood vessels to measure vessel diameters of optically accessible blood vessels in a simple manner based on digital images and with high accuracy even when the vessel diameter is on an order of magnitude at... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20070276261 - Bilateral device, system and method for monitoring vital signs: The invention features a monitoring device that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure). The device features a first sensor configured to attach to a first portion of the patient's body that includes: i) a first electrode configured to generate a first electrical signal from the first portion of... Agent: Triage Wireless, Inc. Matthew John Banet
20070276262 - Bilateral device, system and method for monitoring vital signs: The invention features a monitoring device that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure). The device features a first sensor configured to attach to a first portion of the patient's body that includes: i) a first electrode configured to generate a first electrical signal from the first portion of... Agent: Triage Wireless, Inc. Matthew John Banet
20070276263 - Method for analysis of single pulse pressure waves: This invention relates to a method for analysing pressure-signals derivable from pressure measurements on or in a body of a human being or animal, comprising the steps of identifying during given time sequences in a series of time sequences the single pressure waves, including related parameters [pressure amplitude ΔP, latency... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070276264 - Method for analysis of single pulse pressure waves: This invention relates to a method for analysing pressure-signals derivable from pressure measurements on or in a body of a human being or animal, comprising the steps of identifying during given time sequences in a series of time sequences the single pressure waves, including related parameters [pressure amplitude ΔP, latency... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070276265 - Optical vital sign detection method and measurement device: A vital sign measurement device includes a sensor fixation device, an optical sensing system, and an output unit. The sensor fixation device is adapted to be placed against an anatomical location of a subject, within which is an artery. The optical sensing system includes an optical source, an optical refractor,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070276266 - Wrist blood pressure gauge: A convenient, inexpensive wrist blood pressure gauge whereby a cuff can easily be adjusted to the height of the heart merely by adding a simple structure. A lenticular sheet (display body (14)) whose visible image varies according to an angle in relation to a sight line (S) of a measurement... Agent: Venable LLP
20070276267 - Deflation control valve: A deflation control valve that automatically varies the rate of air flow through said control valve to provide a constant but adjustable rate of change of pressure during the deflation or exhaust of gas held in a closed pressurisable vessel to which said valve is connectable comprising a valve body... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20070276268 - Deflation control valve: A deflation control valve that automatically varies the rate of air flow through said control valve to provide a constant but adjustable rate of change of pressure during the deflation or exhaust of gas held in a closed pressurisable vessel to which said valve is connectable comprising a valve body... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20070276269 - Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample: Apparatus, arrangement and method are provided for obtaining information associated with an anatomical structure or a sample using optical microscopy. For example, a radiation can be provided which includes at least one first electromagnetic radiation directed to be provided to an anatomical sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070276270 - Mesh network stroke monitoring appliance: A health care monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a wearable appliance having a sound transducer coupled to the wireless transceiver; and a heart attack or stroke attack sensor coupled to the wireless mesh network to communicate patient data over... Agent: Tran & Associates
20070276272 - Invasive cardiology digital signal amplifier and acquisition device: The digital signal amplifier and acquisition system includes at least one catheter input module (CIM) configured to receive, route and digitize incoming analog cardiac signals from a number of catheters, as well as outgoing stimulator pulses. A plurality of CIMs are mechanically stacked and electrically daisy-chained and coupled with a... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070276271 - Exercise data apparatus: Exercise data apparatus for use on the body of a user during exercise, comprises an electrocardiogram detector for detecting electrocardiogram data of said user during exercise; attachment means for attaching the electrocardiogram detector onto the chest of said user; a motion detector for detecting body motion data indicative of steps... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070276273 - Periumbilical infant ecg sensor and monitoring system: A periumbilical infant ECG sensor for measuring the heartbeat of a newborn infant. The ECG sensor also preferably includes an SAO2 sensor for measuring the oxygen saturation level of the infant's haemoglobin. The ECG sensor is fastenable about the stub of the infant's umbilical cord. The ECG sensor is preferably... Agent: Mr. Cline H. White Loeffler Tuggey Pauerstein Rosenthal
20070276274 - Electrocardiogram analyzer: The estimated contour positions of the atrium and ventricle are obtained from multi-channel electrocardiographic waveforms. Information useful to predict the possibility of the occurrence of fatal arrhythmia, such as the position of the maximum excitation propagation point, the distribution of the late potential(LP) as an index of depolarization abnormality, and... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070276275 - Screening method and system to estimate the severity of injury in critically ill patients: Estimated heart rate variability (HRV) may be used to determine a heart rate variability index. Based on a relationship between one or more variables and the HRV, a multiple regression analysis may be performed to reduce a confounding effect of the one or more variables on a relationship between the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070276276 - Method and apparatus for generating a template for arrhythmia detection and electrogram morphology classification: An implantable medical device and associated method for automatically generating morphology templates during fast cardiac rhythms, confirming a provisional template as a confirmed template, and using the confirmed template to classify subsequent detected arrhythmias. A provisional SVT template may be created during a fast ventricular rate and activated as a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070276277 - Device and method of manual measurement of pulse or respiratory rate: An electronic device and method includes a means for setting a time interval for collecting a set of physiological data and entering the number of physiological events that occur within that time interval. The device and method are further configured to calculate the number events that occurred per minute, and... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070276278 - Systems and methods for monitoring cough: The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring subjects, especially during sleep. Respiratory and sound data are recorded and coughs arousal are recognized as joint events in both of these signals having selected characteristics. Further, cough-arousal events during sleep are recognized when a likely cough occurs in association with... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20070276279 - Unified probabilistic framework for predicting and detecting seizure onsets in the brain and multitherapeutic device: A method and an apparatus for predicting and detecting epileptic seizure onsets within a unified multiresolution probabilistic framework, enabling a portion of the device to automatically deliver a progression of multiple therapies, ranging from benign to aggressive as the probabilities of seizure warrant. Based on novel computational intelligence algorithms, a... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20070276282 - Living body information measuring apparatus and system: A myoelectric potential produced across a predetermined muscle of a living body in isometric exercise is measured before physical training. An item of myoelectric potential information involving the measured myoelectric potential is stored as a reference recovery value, which is then compared with an item of myoelectric potential information involving... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070276280 - Method and apparatus for determining an emg signal: In a method, device and computer program product for filtering an EMG-signal out of a raw signal, obtained via a number of electrodes that are designed to be placed to detect signals from a diaphragm and that are functionally, respectively connected to signal channels, an EKG-signal and an EMG-signal are... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070276281 - Monitoring of the state of the central nervous system of a subject: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for monitoring the state of the central nervous system of a subject. In order to improve the performance of patient monitoring methods employing EMG measurement an electrode configuration with a multi-dimensional electrode unit, constructed to record motor unit action potentials from an... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070276283 - Clinical thermometer capable of recording and analyzing the day of getting pregnant: A clinical thermometer capable of recording and analyzing the day of getting pregnant includes a casing, an LCD device, a press key unit, a body temperature detecting element for detecting a body temperature, a microprocessor for receiving a signal from the body temperature detecting element, computing the signal and displaying... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070276284 - Skin test device: Skin test device has a film backing. The film backing is made of silicone, and is marked off into divisions by grooves. The divisions each have a different sample containing a suspected allergen. The film backing has a see-through feature and the condition of the skin can visually be checked... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20070276285 - System and method for customized training to understand human speech correctly with a hearing aid device: A data storage media including customized hearing training information is created using troublesome content identified based on testing of an individual's hearing profile. The identified content, and amplification factors associated with the hearing profile and corresponding to the identified content, are stored on the media. The individual can readily access... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus
20070276286 - Device for tissue diagnosis and spatial tissue mapping: A miniature electrode array is utilized to stimulate tissue and measure tissue response. When the tissue response is used to diagnose tissue, the spacing of the electrodes in the array is approximately equal to the depth of tissue which is to be examined. The manufacture of such arrays can be... Agent: Craig Miller
20070276287 - Catheter: A catheter includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter further includes a control handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft. The catheter further includes a catheter tip coupled to the distal end of the shaft, wherein the catheter tip is incapable of... Agent: Ge Medical System C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20070276288 - Vascular access needle: A vascular access needle assembly is provided. The needle assembly includes a housing interconnected with a needle. The housing and the needle have slots along their lengths which are aligned to form a slot extending along the entire needle assembly. A sheath interconnected with the needle extends partially about the... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20070276289 - Self-contained specimen collection and testing device: An apparatus for collecting and testing a fluid specimen is provided. The apparatus includes a container having a cover which seals the container and a first and a second compartment within the container which are separated by a partition. A temperature sensor is disposed within the first compartment to test... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070276290 - Tissue penetrating apparatus: A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. A drive force generator is provided. A housing has at least a first handle portion with a first average diameter, and a head portion with a second average diameter that is larger than the first average diameter.... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20070276292 - Methods and instruments for assessing bone fracture risk: Methods and instruments for assessing bone, for example fracture risk, in a subject in which a test probe is inserted through the skin of the subject so that the test probe contacts the subject's bone and the resistance of the test bone to microscopic fracture by the test probe is... Agent: Robert Berliner Berliner & Associates
20070276291 - Palpation device: The invention relates to a palpation device and a palpation simulation device for use in surgery, such as minimal access surgery. The invention also relates to a method of palpating a body part, and to a method of simulating palpation of a body part. In one embodiment of the invention,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20070276293 - Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods: In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the procedure and/or device and in other embodiments, associated neural pathways are sensed. Methods for further optimization of the obesity treatment regimens are... Agent: Michael Gertner
20070276294 - Strain monitoring system and apparatus: A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor sensor, and RF transmitter, and an associated antenna, all of which are microminiature or microscopic in size and can be implanted in... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20070276295 - Motion detector for a mobile device: A portable electronic device comprises a motion sensor to detect motion and to generate motion data, and an activity monitor to detect user activity based on said motion data. A power detection circuit detects connection of said portable electronic device to an external supply power. A control circuit monitors the... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20070276296 - Goniometer for measuring flexibility and associated method: A goniometer for use in measuring the range of motion of a patient is provided. The goniometer includes a first arm and a second arm that are pivotally attached. A scale is present and is used in determining the angular orientation between the first arm and the second arm. Also,... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC11/22/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070270634 - Orbital implant device: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an implant device may be provided. The implant may be adapted to manipulate the position of an eyeball associated with a patient, whereby the device comprises an insertion device including a first and a second portion. The first portion may include a... Agent: Keivan Razavi
20070270626 - Method for locating a source in a body: The invention relates to a source guide apparatus for guiding and locating a radiation source in a human body, wherein a catheter is provided in a body and connected to the apparatus, and wherein the proximal end is kept in a predetermined position with respect to the body. According to... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070270627 - Brachytherapy apparatus for asymmetrical body cavities: The present disclosure provides a brachytherapy apparatus, system and method that delivers partial breast irradiation treatment for post-lumpectomy patients via introduction of a catheter-like device through a trocar. The apparatus may be introduced post-surgically with local anesthesia under image guidance into the previous excision site and into a cavity by... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070270630 - Ingestible device: An ingestible device for delivering a substance to a chosen location in the GI tract of a mammal includes a receiver of electromagnetic radiation for powering an openable part of the device to an opened position for dispensing of the substance. The receiver includes a coiled wire that couples the... Agent: Patrea L. Pabst Pabst Patent Group LLP
20070270632 - Magnetic force device, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070270631 - Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070270628 - Magnetic guiding medical system: A medical apparatus has an insertion unit inserted in the body cavity of the living body. A position/posture detecting unit detects at least one of the position and the posture of the insertion unit. Magnetic field generating units are arranged in an axisymmetrical manner on the substantially plane, and includes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070270629 - System and techniques for magnetic manipulation of internal organs during minimally invasive surgery: Systems and techniques for manipulating organs during minimally invasive surgery are disclosed. Magnetic material is delivered to an organ (10) of interest and the organ (10) is manipulated during the procedure via a magnet (30) external to the patient (25). The magnetic material may be delivered in fluidized form by... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20070270633 - Blood pump comprising polymeric components: A rotary blood pump (13) including: a motor adapted to magnetically rotate an impeller (2) within a housing (6). The impeller and/or the housing are formed of a composite material and the composite material includes a first material that is a relatively, insulative, biocompatible and impermeable polymer. The composite material... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office
20070270635 - System and micro-catheter devices for medical imaging of the breast: A method of scanning breast tissue involves inserting an imaging element into a breast via a carrier inserted into a breast duct. The imaging element may be for example a receiver, a transmitter or a mirror. A signal is transmitted between one imaging element within the breast duct and a... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20070270638 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes: a treatment instrument elevator base including a contact surface which contacts with a treatment instrument inserted into a treatment instrument insertion channel, and rotatably provided to a distal end to elevate the instrument; a contact portion provided to the distal end to contact with the instrument when... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070270636 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument (10), particularly useful for the non-invasive treatment of some digestive system pathologies, has a flexible and elongate main body (11) that houses a vision device (22) for taking images of an organ internal area, comprising a first working arm (21) for the use of tools, and further... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze
20070270637 - Endoscopic treatment instrument, retaining device, and attaching device: The endoscopic treatment instrument according to a first aspect of the present invention includes an insertion portion having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end being inserted into a human body; a treatment portion provided at the distal end of the insertion portion; and a control portion... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070270640 - Endoscope tool coupling: An endoscope tool coupling that facilitates the placement and positioning of a surgical tool within an endoscope. The tool coupling may be configured to accommodate differences in lengths between the surgical tool and the endoscope, which may allow a user to precisely position and maintain the distal end of a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070270639 - Medical instrument having a catheter and having a catheter accessory device and method for using: A medical instrument includes a flexible catheter and a catheter accessory device. The catheter has a distal end insertable within a body lumen of a patient. The device is slidably engagable with the catheter. One of the catheter and the device includes magnetic material, and the other of the catheter... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20070270641 - Capsule endoscope system and capsule endoscope: In a capsule endoscope system (1) that includes a capsule endoscope (10) including a transmitting unit (141, 142) for transmitting captured image data and a display unit (5a) for visualizing and displaying the image, and including an external device (4), units (131 to 133) are included for initiating power supply... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070270642 - System and method for producing and improving images: A method for displaying images includes adjusting at least one characteristic of an image from a first imaging device of an endoscope to match at least one corresponding characteristic of an image from a second imaging device of the endoscope. The at least one characteristic may be one or more... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20070270643 - Lumen stabilizer for endoscopic mucosal resection: An endoscopic instrument having a lumen stabilizing feature, including a flexible shaft having a first distal end for insertion into the gastrointestinal tract of a patient, a plurality of arm housings disposed about the periphery of the distal end, a plurality of arms retained within the arm housings, wherein the... Agent: Mark P. Levy
20070270644 - Endoscopic methods and devices for transnasal procedures: Medical devices, systems and methods that are useable to facilitate transnasal insertion and positioning of guidewires and various other devices and instruments at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium. Direct viewing of such placements via an endoscope.... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon
20070270645 - Endoscope: The present invention provides an endoscope comprising: an insertion unit which is to be inserted into a body; and a pipeline provided inside the insertion unit for supplying a fluid to a balloon mounted on an outer peripheral surface of the insertion unit, wherein the pipeline has a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070270646 - Cystoscope and disposable sheath system: A disposable sheath to be used in conjunction with a cystoscope or endoscope. The disposable sheath including an external wall having a proximal end and a distal end. The sheath also including a first channel disposed within the external wall. The first channel including an interior wall defining a hollow... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070270647 - Handle for multifunction endoscope: A multifunction endoscope handle comprises a body cover, a first body cover extension and a second body cover extension. The body cover comprises distal and proximal ends with a waist of therebetween. The proximal and distal end circumferences part each larger than the waist circumference. The body cover also comprises... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20070270648 - Torque-transmitting, variably flexible insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing an insertion device: A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument and a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument. A vacuum-activated device transitions the hollow body between a relatively flexible condition and a relatively stiff condition. A... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20070270649 - Medical instrument including a catheter having a catheter stiffener and method for using: A medical instrument including a medical catheter having a distal end insertable within a body lumen of a patient, having a first flexible catheter segment, and having a second flexible catheter segment located distal the first flexible catheter segment. The first flexible catheter segment includes a first loop sensor and... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20070270650 - Methods and apparatus for displaying three-dimensional orientation of a steerable distal tip of an endoscope: The present invention relates, generally, to reporting the approximate three-dimensional orientation of the steerable distal portion of an endoscope to the user of the endoscope. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for providing the endoscope-user a display from which to more easily determine the approximate... Agent: Shayglenn LLP
20070270651 - Device and method for illuminating an in vivo site: The invention relates to a device and method for providing images of an in vivo site during in vivo procedures, such as laparoscopy wherein the device is capable of illuminating an internal body cavity and has grasping tongs for fastening to an internal body structure.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070270652 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system includes an spouting portion spouting a fluorescent agent and a cleaning liquid, a light source portion emitting excitation light and irradiation light having different spectral characteristics, an optical system transmitting the excitation light or the irradiation light to the object, an image capture portion disposed in a... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070270653 - Illuminated cannula: The illumination system described below comprises an arthroscope, endoscope or other suitable surgical tool and an attachable cannula comprising a transparent or semi-transparent material capable of carrying light from the proximal end of the cannula to the distal end of the cannula, thereby illuminating the surgical field. The surgical field... Agent: Crockett & Crockett
20070270654 - Pericardium management tool for intra-pericardial surgical procedures: Tools for managing the pericardium during intra-pericardial procedures such as the delivery of cardiac support devices. One embodiment of the tool includes a tubular body of low friction material having a diameter, a fixed lip on an exterior end and an extendable lip on an interior end. The extendable lip... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070270655 - Devices and methods for percutaneous tissue retraction and surgery: Methods and devices for performing percutaneous surgery in a patient are provided. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion coupled to a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration to increase the... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20070270656 - Disposable expandable cordless lighted retractor: A surgical instrument to manipulate a patient's tissues, comprising a handle, a first blade, a second blade, and a blade actuator, and may further comprise a light and a power source. The first blade and the second blade each extend from the handle. The second blade is divided into at... Agent: Cislo & Thomas, LLP
20070270657 - External eye speculum: An external eye speculum for use in connection with, for example, examination, testing, treatment, surgery, and contact lens fitting and placement comprising a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and the second arm each have an open end and a closed end, the closed end of the... Agent: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, PC
20070270662 - Apparatus and method for monitoring end user's health status via a network: An apparatus for monitoring end user's health status via a network comprises at least one system server or a personal server connected to a plurality of monitoring devices and a plurality of medical organization servers. The monitoring devices, the system server or the personal sever, and the medical organization servers... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20070270666 - Biological information acquisition device, method for acquiring biological information, and biometrics device: A biological information acquisition device that acquires information from a biological body by irradiating the biological body with light, the device comprises: a light source irradiating the biological body with light; a plurality of light receiving elements receiving one of passed light and reflected light from the biological body irradiated... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070270665 - Physiological function monitoring system: The invention provides a physiological function monitoring system for monitoring a first physiological function of a user. The physiological function monitoring system includes a first detecting device, N second detecting devices, a signal processing device, and a communicating device, N is a nature number. Furthermore, the physiological function monitoring system... Agent: Banger Shia
20070270663 - System including portable media player and physiologic data gathering device: An integrated system for handling physiologic data includes a portable device (such as a portable media player) configured to wirelessly receive the physiologic data of a person. A host computer is configured to be detachedly coupled to the portable device, to receive the physiologic data from the portable device and... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/apple Inc.
20070270659 - Apparatus and method for remotely detecting deception: A method for remotely detecting deception in information from a subject at a first location by a first interpreter positioned at a second location remote from the first location utilizing a polygraph instrument including at least one physiologic detection instrument. The method includes the steps of positioning the subject in... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
20070270664 - Estimation apparatus and its control method: A condition analysis unit (1302) estimates a surrounding environment and psychological state of the user on the basis of image data, voice data, and living body information. When the estimated psychological state is a predetermined state, a cause estimation unit (1303) estimates based on the living body information whether or... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070270661 - Method and apparatus for monitoring blood flow to the hip joint: Devices, systems and methods for performing arthroscopic evaluations and procedures in and near the hip joint are provided. An arthroscopic probe having a Doppler probe disposed on a movable tip portion is useful for determining blood flow and for identifying vascular structures. An arthroscopic probe having a Doppler probe and... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20070270667 - Musical personal trainer: Systems and methods for sonification, user influence through sound, and biofeedback, sonification of motion and physiological parameters during physical exercise and the use of music and sound in order to influence the emotional, psychological and physiological state of an exerciser, and the use of sonification and influence in a feedback... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20070270668 - Physiological coherence in animals: A coherence value or category for an animal subject is calculated, and a corresponding coherence indication is provided to a human subject. In one embodiment, the beat-to-beat changes in the animal subject's heart rate is monitored, and used to calculate a coherence value, which may be representative of a coherence... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070270658 - Quantum memory fusion: A non-invasive method for storing, editing, deleting, appending, and retrieving infinite quantities of audio, visual or tactile data from targeted neuronal groups in the human brain. The process involves transmitting sequenced, buffered, and indexed data streams to human sensory receptors. Each data stream contains an ordinal or cardinal position that... Agent: Dr. Frederick Mitchell
20070270660 - System and method for determining a location of an orthopaedic medical device: A system and method for determining a location of an orthopaedic medical device includes a controller and an array of antennas. The array of antennas includes a number of coplanar antennas and one or more additional antennas positioned non-coplanar relative to the coplanar antennas. The coplanar and non-coplanar antennas may... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20070270670 - Infant warming and sensor mat: An infant warming and sensor mat for keeping a baby warm and monitoring the baby's haemoglobin oxygen saturation level (SaO2) and heart rate. The mat preferably comprises a bottom layer of compressible padding material, a sensor layer comprising a plurality of light sources and light detectors, a cover layer having... Agent: Mr. Cline H. White Loeffler Tuggey Pauerstein Rosenthal
20070270669 - Medical instrument with low power, high contrast display: A patient monitoring/defibrillation instrument displays patient vital signs in numeric form or as graphical waveform traces. Under normal room lighting conditions the numeric and waveform information is displayed in color against a black or gray background. When the patient monitor is operated outside or in bright light, the user has... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070270671 - Physiological signal processing devices and associated processing methods: The invention provides improved devices for processing data from one or more physiological sensors based on parallel processing. The provided devices are small, low power, and readily configurable for use in most physiological monitoring applications. In a preferred embodiment, the provided devices are used for ambulatory monitoring of a subject's... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20070270672 - Wearable sensor device and system: A system for determining the level of an analyte in a physiological fluid of a live individual is described. A wearable sensor periodically obtains data representative of the level of the analyte and has a passive RFID tag that stores the data. A receiver wirelessly interrogates the sensor with an... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070270673 - Ocular parameter sensing for cerebral perfusion monitoring and other applications: A system and associated methodology allow for monitoring ocular parameters of a patient. Parameters that may be monitored in this regard include ocular perfusion, retinal oxygen saturation and ocular pressure. In one implementation, a device for monitoring the desired parameters includes a contact lens with fiber optic pathways mounted thereon.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070270674 - Implantable medical device with chemical sensor and related methods: In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device with a pulse generator and a chemical sensor in communication with the pulse generator, the chemical sensor configured to detect an ion concentration in a bodily fluid. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing cardiac arrhythmia therapy... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20070270675 - Implantable medical device with chemical sensor and related methods: In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device with a pulse generator and a chemical sensor in communication with the pulse generator, the chemical sensor configured to detect an ion concentration in a bodily fluid. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing cardiac arrhythmia therapy... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20070270676 - Binding strap used in connection with spo2 sensor: A binding strap used in connection with a SpO2 sensor comprises two clamping portions each of which is provided with an access opening for passing the light emitting portion or light receiving portion of the SpO2 sensor and a holding recess for holding corresponding light emitting portion or light receiving... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070270677 - Interactive device for monitoring and reporting glucose levels: A device for determining glucose levels in a patient having a CPU for receipt and analysis of data; a glucose tester means for testing the amount of glucose in the patient at the point of the test, providing the same information to the CPU, and the CPU for determining the... Agent: Mitchell A. Stein, Esq. Stein Law, P.C.
20070270678 - Wireless electrode for biopotential measurement: A wireless biopotential monitoring system composed of a wireless electrode module which can be attached to a disposable electrode strip. Such device can be conveniently affixed to a patient's skin and will transmit the physiological signals to a remote receiver where the signals can be monitored by a clinician.... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070270679 - Deflectable variable radius catheters: The invention provides a deflectable catheter capable of forming many variable radius spiral forms from a single, flexible, distal end section. In one aspect, the catheter employs a variable radius control wire to extend or deform a pre-formed loop structure into a three dimensional spiral-like form or geometry. The ability... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley
20070270681 - Tissue marking system and method: A tissue marking system is configured to mark a tissue sample. The tissue marking system includes an actuator portion movable between an actuated position and a non-actuated position and a jaw portion coupled to the actuator portion and movable between an open position and a closed position in response to... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070270680 - Modeling method and apparatus for use in surgical navigation: A modeling method for use in surgical navigation is provided. The method acquires a finite number of pre-defined points from a patient's bone and registers the points with a surgical navigation system. The navigation system generates and displays a three-dimensional image of a warped bone model that is manipulatable and... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP James Coles
20070270682 - Teniae coli guided navigation and registration for virtual colonoscopy: A computer-assisted method for detecting surface features in a virtual colonoscopy. The method includes providing a three-dimensional construction of a computed tomography colonography surface; creating a path along the teniae coli from the proximal ascending colon to the distal descending colon on the colonography surface; forming an indexed computed tomography... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070270683 - Head restraint system for medical research, diagnosis and operation: The present invention relates to a head restraint kit for use with a medical head device for immobilizing the head of a patient in medical research, diagnosis and operation. The head restraint kit is particularly suitable for use with a head coil for magnetic resonance imaging. The head restraint kit... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP
20070270684 - Method and arrangement relating to testing objects: The invention relates to an arrangement (100, 200, 500) and a method for testing a hold (120, 220, 520), such as an implant, attached to an object (130, 230, 530), such as a bone, the method comprising the steps of bringing a member (110, 210, 510) into contact with said... Agent: Synnestvedt Lechner & Woodbridge LLP
20070270685 - Method and apparatus for controlling a haptic device: A method for calibrating a surgical device is provided. The method includes acquiring first data including a position and/or an orientation of a first object disposed on the surgical device at a first location; acquiring second data including a position and/or an orientation of a second object disposed on the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070270686 - Apparatus and methods for using inertial sensing to navigate a medical device: A system for remotely navigating a medical device in an operating region in a subject. An inertial sensing device in the medical device distal end has one or more inertial sensors that provide information for locating the medical device. A controller is operable to control movement of the medical device... Agent: Kevin Pumm
20070270687 - Ultrasound imaging system and methods of imaging using the same: A method of registering the position of an object moving in a target volume in an ultrasound imaging system includes capturing a first ultrasound image of a target volume. A second ultrasound image of the target volume is then captured after the capturing of the first ultrasound image. The position... Agent: Sim & Mcburney
20070270688 - Automatic atherectomy system: An automatic atherectomy system uses the rotary burr at the tip of a catheter as a sensing device, in order to measure both the electrical conductivity and permittivity of the surrounding tissue at multiple frequencies. From these parameters it is determined which tissue lies in the different directions around the... Agent: Dan Gelbart
20070270689 - Respiratory gated image fusion of computed tomography 3d images and live fluoroscopy images: A system and method is provided directed to improved real-time image guidance by uniquely combining the capabilities of two well-known imaging modalities, anatomical 3D data from computer tomography (CT) and real time data from live fluoroscopy images provided by an angiography/fluoroscopy system to ensure a more efficient and safer intervention... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070270690 - Non-contact medical registration with distance measuring: A medical registration device includes a localizing device for detecting a spatial position of a treatment device, treatment-assisting device, patient or patient body part, said localizing device including a data processing unit operative to assign detected spatial positions of the patient or patient body part to corresponding points of an... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brainlab)
20070270691 - Radiopaque compositions, articles and methods of making and using same: A radiopaque composition and implant comprising a mixture of a polymer, such as polyetherketone (PEEK), polyetherketone (PEK), polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), polyetherimide, or polyphenylsulfone, and bismuth trioxide (BiO3) is provided. The mixture comprises BiO3 of about twenty to thirty percent (20% to 30%) by weight. The composition is useful in radiopaque implants... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
20070270692 - System and method for detecting and tracking a guidewire in a fluoroscopic image sequence: A system and method for populating a database with a set of image sequences of an object is disclosed. The database is used to detect localization of a guidewire in the object. A set of images of anatomical structures is received in which each image is annotated to show a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070270693 - Timing calibration for tof-pet scanner: A time-of-flight PET nuclear imaging device (A) includes radiation detectors (20, 22, 24), electronic circuits (26, 28, 30, 32) for processing output signals from each of detectors (20), a coincidence detector (34), a time-of-flight calculator (38) and image processing circuitry (40). A calibration system (48) includes an energy source (50,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070270694 - Modular digital ultrasound imaging system: A housing unit for an ultrasound system which comprises an ultrasound transducer, a video display, an input device and a removable PC computer. The removable PC may be housed within an enclosure defined by the housing unit. The removable PC may house all of the processor(s) required for control and... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20070270695 - Broadcasting medical image objects with digital rights management: Techniques are disclosed for efficiently and securely handling of patient medical images and data. In one particular embodiment, an acquisition service and picture archive communication system (PACS) architecture are provided that facilitate the transmission and storage of medical image objects using reliable IP multicasting, packet encoded transmission, and digital rights... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070270696 - Method and apparatus for the non-invasive determination of prominent structures of the body of a human being or an animal: In a method for the non-invasive determination of the position and orientation of prominent structures inside the body of a human being or an animal, wherein the body is irradiated with ultrasonic radiation in the area of the prominent structure by means of an ultrasonic head which emits ultrasound and... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20070270697 - Method and apparatus for determining target depth, brightness and size within a body region: A method of investigating the location and size of a light-emitting source in a subject is disclosed. In practicing the method, one first obtains a light intensity profile by measuring, from a first perspective with a photodetector device, photons which (i) originate from the light-emitting source, (ii) travel through turbid... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070270698 - Pulse wave data corrector of electronic hemomanometer, electronic hemomanometer, method of correcting pulse wave data of electronic hemomanometer, method of controlling the electronic hemomanometer, program: An object of the present invention is to provide a pulse wave data compensator for an electronic hemomanometer, a method of controlling an electronic hemomanometer, an electronic hemomanometer, a method of correcting pulse wave data in an electronic hemomanometer, a program and a recording medium, all of which can easily... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia
20070270700 - Method for judging irregular heartbeat: A method for judging irregular heartbeat performs a measurement step to measure a plurality of heartbeat pulses within a time period for a user, and to measure inter-pulse durations and total pulse numbers. The method further performs a calculation step to calculate an averaged inter-pulse duration and a heartbeat number.... Agent: Hdsl
20070270701 - Configuration for phonography cardio heart monitoring: A method of acoustic monitoring includes transducing acoustic energy from a first acoustic transducer attached to a first location on a patient the acoustic energy from the first transducer, comprising desired acoustic energy to be monitored and interfering acoustic energy and transducing acoustic energy from a second acoustic transducer, attached... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070270699 - System or method for assessing a subject's peripheral blood circulation: A system for assessing blood circulation in a subject's limb, comprising: including detection means for detecting a signal dependent upon the arterial blood volume in a limb of the subject when the subject is in a first posture and also when the subject is in a second posture, different to... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20070270702 - Portable electronic device: The invention relates to a portable electronic device comprising: an aperture for allowing surrounding optical radiation modulated by a user's tissue to access the portable electronic device; a radiation detector for generating an electrical signal from the surrounding optical radiation modulated by the user's tissue; and a signal processing chain... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20070270703 - Methods and apparatus of three dimensional cardiac electrophysiological imaging: Generating a three-dimensional representation of cardiac electrical activity within a subject's heart includes collecting, from a catheter having a distal portion that includes sensors that sense electrical activity and which catheter distal portion is positioned within a cardiac chamber of a subject, data for electrical activity sensed by the catheter... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070270704 - Method and apparatus for detecting arrhythmias in a medical device: A method of detecting a cardiac event in a medical device that includes sensing cardiac signals from a plurality of electrodes forming a first sensing vector and a second sensing vector, and determining first heart rate estimates associated with cardiac signals sensed from the first sensing vector and cardiac signals... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070270705 - System and method for complex geometry modeling of anatomy using multiple surface models: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for creating a complex model of the human anatomy. The anatomy may be modeled using multiple geometries. Generally, a plurality of line-of-sight models may be combined into a composite model. Multiple clouds of points may be used to create surface models which may then... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley
20070270706 - Determination of sleep depth: The invention relates to a mechanism for determining the depth of sleep of a subject. In order to obtain information about the continuum of the depth of sleep in a user-friendly way without a need for high computational power, EEG signal data is obtained from a subject, REM sleep periods... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070270707 - Monitoring fluid in a subject using a weight scale: Changes in an amount of fluid in a region of a subject, such as the lung(s), may be detected by internally injecting a current through the region, detecting a resulting voltage at an upper and lower body portion, and calculating an impedance value using knowledge of the injected current and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070270708 - Devices, methods and systems for collecting material from a breast duct: The invention provides methods, devices and systems for collecting breast ductal fluid comprising cellular material and other useful markers for analysis. The methods typically comprise access of at least one breast duct and collecting materials from that duct separate from all other ducts in the breast. The devices comprise ductal... Agent: James M. Heslin, Esq. Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070270709 - Proximal actuation handle for a biopsy forceps instrument having irrigation and aspiration capabilities: A biopsy forceps instrument is provided having a proximal actuation handle, a flexible multi-lumen tubular member, at least one control member extending through a lumen, an irrigation means, an aspiration means, and a distal assembly. The proximal actuation handle includes a shaft and a spool slidably mounted on the shaft.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070270712 - Arrangement for taking a sample of bone marrow and/or evacuating the sinuses: An arrangement for sinus evacuation and for taking a sample of bone marrow during a bone marrow aspiration procedure as well as a bone marrow biopsy procedure. By applying a longitudinal movement to the needle when the needle is penetrating the bone the penetration force is reduced which lower the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070270710 - Device used for needle biopsy: A device for needle biopsy with a syringe cylinder, with a plunger displaceable therein as well as with a needle means, which has a plurality of puncture needles and whose channels open into the interior of the cylinder, wherein a ventilation means, by which the volume between the bottom and... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070270711 - Osteochondral plug graft harvesting instrument, kit and method: An instrument for harvesting an osteochondral plug graft in an implantable configuration, comprises a support pod comprising an elongated tubular member distally terminating in at least three splayed legs; a drill bit encompassed within a longitudinal axis of the tubular member; and a guide wire encompassed within a longitudinal axis... Agent: Philip D Freedman PC Philip D Freedman
20070270713 - Mucous gathering for pap smear testing: A mucous gathering device, comprising an elongated rotatable stem having an axis, and a rotary head piece carried at an end of the stem for flexing; the headpiece having a face sized for presentation to the cervix entrance as the head rotates about an axis angled relative to the stem;... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20070270714 - System and method for tissue specimen collection: A system and method for retaining a tissue specimen obtained via a collection tube is provided. Embodiments provide a system including a collection device removably and serially disposed between a collection tube and a suction tube so as to allow fluid communication therebetween via the collection device. The collection device... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070270715 - Rotary device to gather mucous for testing: A mucous gathering device, comprising an elongated rotatable stem having a longitudinal axis, and a rotary headpiece carried at an end of the stem for angular flexing as the stem rotates, the headpiece having a face sized for presentation to the cervix entrance as the head rotates about an axis... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20070270716 - Disposable urine collector: A disposable urine collector which includes a slanted collecting cup with an upper opening, a urine reservoir connected to the collecting cup, and a saw-toothed flexible neck located between the collecting cup and the urine reservoir; wherein the collecting cup combined with the flexible neck which allows the collector to... Agent: Eric Chan
20070270717 - Multi-faceted optical reflector: A reflecting element with multiple reflective facets is integrated with the distal end of a multi-fiber optical probe. The facets are shaped depending on the type of analysis performed and according to the desired distribution of radiation to and from internal body tissues and fluids. The probe can include a... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20070270719 - Automatic speed setting system for bicycle use: An automatic speed setting system is adapted for use with a bicycle that includes a gearing mechanism having gear ratios. The automatic speed setting system includes a physiological parameter detecting unit adapted for detecting a physiological parameter of a cyclist riding the bicycle, a physiological parameter processing unit coupled to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070270720 - Noninvasive physiologic pressure measurement: An instrument for at least estimating physiologic pressure such as central venous pressure (CVP) non-invasively includes an ultrasound probe coupled to a display that shows the deformation of a vein as pressure is applied outside the body through the skin and soft tissues. A pressure transducer is applied to the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20070270718 - Surgical apparatus for implantation of a partial or total knee prosthesis: This surgical apparatus comprises, on the one hand, means for spatial marking-out of the patella and femur of a patient to be operated on, and, on the other hand, means for simultaneous and relative representation of this patella provided virtually with a patellar implant of the prosthesis, and of this... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070270721 - Calibration techniques for activity sensing devices: Improved techniques and systems to calibrate an electronic device that is providing activity sensing are disclosed. The activity being sensed can, for example, correspond to walking or running by a user. In one embodiment, calibration can be performed by a portable electronic device so that activity data it receives from... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/apple Inc.
20070270722 - Method and apparatus for detecting object orientation and position: A signal transmitting and receiving system to track the position and orientation of limb segments in order to provide feedback information for the control of the limb movement. The user will generally be seated in a wheelchair that provides a structure upon which orthogonal and/or non-orthogonally oriented coils can be... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP11/15/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070265488 - After-loader for positioning implants for needle delivery in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy: In one embodiment an after-loader for providing an implant to a hollow needle, the after-loader comprising a body having a distal end including a bevel for receiving a hub of a seed lock needle, and a bore therethrough for receiving a hub of a MICK® needle; a proximal end having... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070265487 - Applicators for use in positioning implants for use in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy: In one embodiment an applicator includes a needle receiver adapted to be removably mateable with a needle positioned at the surgical site, a housing adapted to receive a push rod, and a clip for receiving one or more implants, the clip having a plurality of ports adapted to bridge the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070265486 - Catheter needle for internally irradiating a tumor in a body part: A catheter needle, for irradiating tumors, formed by an elongated plastic tube with parts partly unfoldable outwards which can lock themselves in the tissue, and a closed end. The closed end has a reinforced sharp pointed shape with which tissue can be punctured. In the improved version, therefore, a point... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070265485 - Beta radiotherapy emitting surgical device and methods of use thereof: A surgical device for localized delivery of beta radiation in surgical procedures, particularly ophthalmic procedures. Preferred surgical devices include a cannula with a beta radiotherapy emitting material at the distal end of the cannula. The surgical device is particularly suitable for use in the treatment of treat Age Related Macular... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler Ltd
20070265489 - Methods for establishing parameters for neural stimulation, including via performance of working memory tasks, and associated kits: Methods for establishing parameters for neural stimulation, including via performance of working memory tasks, and associated kits, are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes engaging a patient in a function controlled at least in part by a target neural population, and applying electromagnetic signals to the target... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070265490 - Left ventricle assist device (lvad): A blood pump for placement in an incision in an aorta is provided that after placement contacts blood passing through the aorta. The pump inflates and deflates in order to provide left ventricular assistance. The pump has an elongated shell with a generally elliptical shape, an outer convex surface and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20070265491 - Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body: Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body. One embodiment of the system provides a tissue anchor for holding a tissue mass within a human body. The tissue anchor may include a lead; a tissue fastener coupled to the lead; and a marker which can be... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070265492 - Multipurpose endoscopy suite: An endoscopy suite is adaptable for carrying out a plurality of endoscopy procedures and/or for supporting several endoscopes being used simultaneously in a given procedure. The endoscopy suite comprises a memory unit in which are stored a plurality of predetermined sets of parameters. Each of these sets comprises a unique... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber
20070265493 - Endoscopic band ligator: The present invention provides a ligating band dispenser that is mounted on the distal end of an endoscope. The ligator is configured to deliver multiple ligating bands to a plurality of internal sites in a patient. The ligating bands are carried on a tubular band carrier member that is retractable... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department
20070265494 - Flexible and retractable endoscope elevator: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070265496 - Body-insertable device system and body-insertable device guiding method: An object of the present invention is that the examiner easily picks up a series of images over a desired region in a desired digestive tract without such troublesome examination work that the examiner successively knows the imaging field to the inside of the digestive tract. A body-insertable device system... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070265495 - Method and apparatus for field of view tracking: In applications requiring remote manipulation of tools with video feedback such as surgical or dental applications, it is important to keep the instruments in the field of view. By placing trackable identification markers on one or more instruments, a video feedback system will track that instrument and keep the marked... Agent: Crockett & Crockett
20070265497 - Endoscope rotational and positioning apparatus and method: An endoscope securing and positioning device is provided for adjusting or maintaining the position of an endoscope. The device allows the medical professional to easily rotate an endoscope or maintain its position without having to maintain a grip on the endoscope.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20070265498 - Electronic endoscope connecting mechanism: A connecting mechanism for an electronic endoscope system is provided. The connecting mechanism is for detachably connecting a scope and a processor unit of the electronic endoscope system. The connecting mechanism includes a rotational cylinder, a linear movable member, and a sensor. The rotational cylinder locks the scope-side connector section... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070265499 - Medical device positioning system: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070265500 - Electric bending endoscope device: To provide an electric bending endoscope device provided with a bending operation input member having a configuration capable of obtaining desired operation resistance with a simple configuration which can contribute to improve the operability. The electric bending endoscope device include a bending drive portion for operating an bending portion provided... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070265501 - Body insertable apparatus: A protection circuit 26c detects a voltage at a point A on an electric-power supply path from a battery 29 to an intra-capsule function executing circuit 30. When the voltage at the point A becomes smaller than a predetermined threshold value (a predetermined midpoint potential), the protection circuit 26c performs... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070265502 - Treatment system, trocar, treatment method and calibration method: A treatment system includes a guide component that is used to insert a treatment tool into a body cavity, a tilt sensor that is provided in the guide component and detects an angle of inclination of the treatment tool that has been inserted inside the guide component, an insertion amount... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070265503 - Fiber optic instrument sensing system: A medical instrument system comprises an elongate instrument body; an optical fiber coupled in a constrained manner to the elongate instrument body, the optical fiber including one or more Bragg gratings; a detector operably coupled to a proximal end of the optical fiber and configured to detect respective light signals... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070265504 - Videolaryngostroboscope: An innovative one-piece videolaryngostroboscope that provides slow motion visualization and detailed analysis of the vocal cords movements, which are imperceptible to the naked eye due, by means of a video camera with stroboscopic; said apparatus is used to perform examinations in patients, aiming to assess the incidence of larynx cancer.... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20070265505 - Apparatus and method for providing a controlled environment around the eyes: Apparatus which provides a dry environment around the eyes of the user comprising: an eye enclosure adapted to provide an enclosed area about the eyes of the user; means for retaining the eye enclosure in position; and means for supplying dry air to the eye enclosure. Also described are apparatus... Agent: Senniger Powers
20070265509 - Detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of a medical condition or disease with artificial olfactometry: Methods and devices for rapid diagnosis and monitoring a patient for disease or effectiveness of treatment in real time. In preferred embodiments, the methods and devices comprise contacting an array of sensors with a sample from a mammal suspected of having a disease to generate a sensor array profile, measuring... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070265508 - Method and system for managing physiological system: A method and system for managing physiological systems is provided. The physiological system management (PSM) system includes one or more signal acquisition blocks to collect physiological information. The PSM system includes oversampled filterbanks for transferring one or more input signal related to the physiological information into subband signals, and a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070265510 - System and method for determining a reference baseline for use in cardiac decompensation assessment: A system and method for determining a reference baseline of individual patient status for use in an automated collection and analysis patient care system is described. A set of collected measures is retrieved from a medical device adapted to be implanted in a patient. The collected device measures set includes... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20070265506 - Two-tier model to screen patients with sleep-disordered breathing: A two tier model for screening patients with sleep-disordered breathing includes collecting clinical information of a number of patients are collected, including gender, age, and body mass index, and performing form surveys including the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Snore Outcomes Survey to obtain a respiratory disturbance index (RDI). Receiver... Agent: Leong C Lei
20070265507 - Visual attention and emotional response detection and display system: The invention is a system and method for determining visual attention, and supports the eye tracking measurements with other physiological signal measurements like emotions. The system and method of the invention is capable of registering stimulus related emotions from eye-tracking data. An eye tracking device of the system and other... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Eric S. Cherry - Docketing Supervisor
20070265511 - Diabetes blood glucose test site cleaning kit: A diabetes blood glucose test site cleaning kit comprising a container housing (1) a multiplicity of swabs wherein the swabs are layered within the container to facilitate one by one removal and wherein the swabs are moistened with an aqueous cleansing solution, the container (1) being dimensioned such that the... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522
20070265512 - Determination of biological conditions using impedance measurements: Apparatus and methods for the diagnostics of biological conditions using impedance measurements are provided wherein an electrical conducting probe can be placed against a skin surface of the subject, wherein the probe is made up of a plurality of electrodes in the form of spikes, the spikes being laterally spaced... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20070265513 - Optical measurement of mitochondrial function in blood perfused tissue: This document describes, among other things, monitoring of intracellular oxygenation using an optical probe coupled to a multi-wavelength spectrometer. Multivariate analysis of the spectrum data yields quantifiable cellular characteristics.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070265514 - Systems and methods for calibrating minimally invasive and non-invasive physiological sensor devices: A calibration system is disclosed for calibrating a first physiological monitoring device using a second physiological monitoring device. The first physiological monitor measures a first indication of a physiological parameter. The second physiological monitor measures a second indication of the physiological parameter. The first and second indications are used to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070265515 - Transcutaneous 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
20070265516 - Echogenic needle catheter configured to produce an improved ultrasound image: An echogenic catheter, such as a needle catheter, formed at least in part of an intrinsically conductive organic polymer for providing a highly conductive surface in combination with an improved ability to ultrasonically image the catheter, and a method of performing a medical procedure using a catheter of the invention.... Agent: James C. Scheller, Jr. Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20070265517 - Exploratory testing system and its application to abdominal-wall puncturing: A surgical exploratory testing system (8, 11) to select a laparoscopic trocar's puncture site (5, 6, 7) through the abdominal wall (1) is characterized in that said system is designed as a coil unit (9) which can be placed on the puncture site (5, 6, 7) and which is connected... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP
20070265518 - Method and arrangement for locating a medical instrument at least partly inserted into an object under examination: The invention relates to a method for locating a medical instrument (2a, 2b) at least partly inserted into an object under examination (U), there being acquired (11, 13) images of the object under examination (U) which capture the medical instrument (2a, 2b). A method which requires as little user interaction... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070265519 - Method and medical imaging system for guiding a user through a data acquisition procedure: In a method and medical imaging system for surgical/interventional guidance during the operation of a medical imaging system, in particular a magnetic resonance apparatus, at least one item of information regarding operation of the medical imaging system is shown to a user, the shown information depending on an internal operating... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070265520 - Magnetic resonance spectroscopy with real-time correction of motion and frequency drift, and real-time shimming: This invention relates to localized magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and to magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) of the proton NMR signal, specifically to a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) method to measure a single volume of interest and to a magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging method with at least one spectral dimension... Agent: Stefan Posse
20070265521 - Integrated mri and oct system and dedicated workflow for planning, online guiding and monitoring of interventions using mri in combination with oct: A system and method for an integrated imaging system with magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) and optical coherence tomography (“OCT”). The system includes an MR scanner and OCT device configured to generate images. The system is further operative to assist a clinician in intravascular interventions, endoluminal interventions, biopsies and other guiding... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070265522 - Mr imaging providing tissue/blood contrast image: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes an ECG detector for the patient object being imaged and an element for performing an MRI pulse sequence. An imaging unit defined by the pulse sequence is longer in temporal length than one heart beat represented by the ECG signal. An MR signal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070265523 - Method and system for determining process parameters: The present invention relates to a method and a system for determining a set of process parameters of a treatment unit in which unit a product is subjected to a temperature treatment, the method comprising: subjecting a product to an electromagnetic signal before, during and/or after a temperature treatment, wherein... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070265524 - Method for mapping higher brain function and headgear for mapping higher brain function: A method for mapping higher brain function comprises an fMRI mapping step Si to map a brain function of the subject TP by fMRI, a head portion structural image acquisition step S3 to acquire a head portion structural image IMGs by an MRI system in a state that a headgear... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070265525 - Method for automatically determining an image plane having a biopsy device therein: A method for detection of the position and orientation of the tip of a needle-like medical device inserted into a tissue of a patient using scanning apparatus. The method obtains a first scan of the tissue correlating the needle-like medical device with a plurality of needle-like templates, each one having... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070265527 - Medical position determination using redundant position detection means and priority weighting for the position detection means: A device and method for determining a position of a medical device or part of a patient's body uses first and second position detection devices to obtain first and second positions, respectively, of the medical device or part of the patient's body, wherein the first position detection device is separate... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brainlab)
20070265526 - Low-profile location pad: A magnetic position tracking system for performing a medical procedure on a patient who is positioned on an upper surface of a table includes a location pad, which is positioned on the upper surface of the table beneath the patient. The location pad includes one or more field generators, which... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070265528 - Method and apparatus for real-time tumor tracking: Method and apparatus for real-time tracking of a target in a human body. In one embodiment of the invention, positron emission marker may be implanted into a target, the positron emission marker having a low activity positron isotope. In one embodiment, annihilation gamma rays associated with the low activity positron... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070265530 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method of obtaining ultrasonic images: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus comprises an ultrasonic probe, an image-processing part, a received signal intensity-adjusting part, and a display part. The ultrasonic probe three-dimensionally transmits/receives ultrasonic waves. The image-processing part generates a first ultrasonic image along a plane intersecting the scanning lines of ultrasonic waves, based on the signals obtained... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070265529 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and image display method: To improve efficiency in diagnosis, a cross-sectional image of a subject is sequentially produced based on echo signals acquired by conducting a scan involving transmitting ultrasound to the subject and receiving ultrasound reflected from the subject. A region of interest is then defined in the cross-sectional image of the subject,... Agent: General Electric Co. Global Patent Operation
20070265531 - Ultrasound imaging system: The present invention is directed to an ultrasound imaging system and method for Doppler processing of data. The ultrasonic imaging system efficiently addresses the data computational and processing needs of Doppler processing. Software executable sequences in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention determines the phase shift and... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20070265532 - Determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using a flexible probe to determine tissue fluorescence of various sites: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus with a flexible probe suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue from spectral information collected from various tissue sites. An illumination system provides light at a plurality of broadband ranges, which are communicated to a flexible optical probe. Light homogenizers and... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.
20070265533 - Cuffless blood pressure monitoring appliance: A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network and a wearable appliance having a sound transducer coupled to the wireless transceiver; and a heart disease recognizer coupled to the sound transducer to determine cardiovascular health and to transmit heart sound... Agent: Tran & Associates
20070265534 - Method, device and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a person: The invention relates to a method, device, and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a person. In the method, the heartbeat of the person is detected in order to obtain a pulse signal, and at least one parameter depicting the respiration of the person is determined in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070265535 - Radiation stress non-invasive blood pressure method: The invention determines the energy dispersion via acoustic, electromechanical or other related physiological signals collected from a patient that lies down or otherwise engages a discritized sensing array. Signals are monitored over a range of frequencies and collected in the time domain or frequency domain. A computing machine determines the... Agent: Craig B Bailey Fulwider Patton
20070265536 - System and method for segmenting a cardiac signal based on brain stimulation: A medical device system that includes a brain stimulating element, cardiac monitoring element and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a brain stimulation signal from the brain stimulating element and a cardiac signal from the cardiac monitoring element. The processor is further configured to determine at least one... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070265537 - Method and system for real-time digital filtering for electrophysiological and hemodynamic amplifers: The present invention includes a method and system for real-time digital filtering for electrophysiological and hemodynamic amplifiers. The invention replaces the analog circuits currently used for signal filtering and conditioning in such systems with digital filters that may be implemented in a software application. The method and system includes digitizing... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070265538 - Method and apparatus for extracting optimum holter ecg reading: The present invention is for a method and apparatus for extracting optimum ECG data from within a optimum timeperiod. The method and apparatus require setting a timeperiod in which to extract ECG data, setting thresholds for noise, determining a segment with stable heart rate, and to measure the ECG data... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
20070265539 - Monitoring system for sleep disordered breathing: A heart monitoring system comprises a ventricular sensing stage sensing excitation or contraction of ventricular myocardium, an activity sensor unit determining a signal reflecting a patient's physical activity, a ventricular impedance or conductance measuring module, said modules comprising a current source unit adapted to provide a sub-threshold excitation current to... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20070265540 - Method and device for monitoring heart rhythm in a vehicle: An heart rhythm monitoring device for a vehicle, which determines whether a driver has an arrhythmia includes a vehicle state determining portion that determines whether the vehicle is stopped; an electrode arranged on a steering wheel in a position where the driver grips the steering wheel; an electrocardiogram waveform obtaining... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070265541 - Mp3 player capable of transmitting pulse data: The present invention discloses a MP3 player capable of transmitting pulse data that includes a casing, a voltage detecting unit, two sets of left and right hand electrodes, a digital signal processor, a flash memory, an earphone, a plurality of input keys and a USB interface to achieve the functions... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070265542 - Automated patient care system and method for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory insufficiency: An automated patient care system and method for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory insufficiency is presented. A plurality of monitoring sets are stored into a database. Each monitoring set includes recorded measures, which each relate to patient information and contain medical device measures recorded on a substantially continuous basis or derived... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20070265544 - Method and apparatus for detection of nervous system disorders: Systems and methods for detecting and/or treating nervous system disorders, such as seizures, are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the invention relate generally to implantable medical devices (IMDs) adapted to detect and treat nervous system disorders in patients with an IMD. Certain embodiments of the invention include detection of seizures based... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070265543 - Activeinvasive eeg device and technique: An electrode device for taking a plurality of EEG measurements, and an associated method of taking EEG measurements, whereby a plurality of electrode contact-points configured atop a support member are in electrical communication with, and in relative proximity to, an integrated circuit comprising converter circuitry adapted for converting analog EEG... Agent: Jean M. Macheledt
20070265545 - Fixed focus handy ovulation tester: The present invention provides a fixed focus handy ovulation tester, the said ovulation tester comprising an inner casing (1), having a top and a bottom end; a controllable 5 illuminating assembly (2) located inside the inner casing and near the bottom end of the inner casing and being sealed at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070265546 - Disposable biopsy punch with sample releasing mechanism: A disposable biopsy punch, comprising a first shaft and a second shaft pivotally connected at a pivot point. Each shaft terminates in a jaw having a cutting tooth. A first shaft is characterized by having a plurality of shortened guides projecting therefrom, and the second shaft has a plurality of... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.
20070265547 - Endoluminal access devices and related methods of use: A modular device for tissue resection includes a housing, a motor, a tissue receiving chamber, a grabbing mechanism and a resection mechanism. The housing includes a guide track receiving lumen extending therethrough. The motor is mounted within the housing. The motor is selectively engageable with a guide track received within... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070265548 - Bone marrow biopsy needle: A biopsy needle for removal of tissue from a patient includes an outer tube having a distal end that has an inner diameter (IDtip) and an inner tube within said outer tube and having an inner diameter (IDsc), defined at the distalmost section of the inner tube. The needle also... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070265549 - Blood collection device: A blood collection device comprises an open ended syringe like housing into which a vacutainer can be inserted. The front of the device contains a needle holder and a double ended needle. The needle holder is attached to the device in a special manner that enables the needle holder to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070265550 - Venous-arterial detector and pressure indicator: A venous-arterial detector is disclosed. The detector includes a first chamber in fluid communication with a needle, and an indicator chamber in selective fluid communication with the first chamber through a valve. The indicator chamber is pre-pressurized to a defined pressure that preferably exceeds typical venous pressure, and the valve... Agent: Patentbest
20070265551 - Method for delivering a catheter to a target in the brain of a patient and guide wire for a microcatheter for insertion in the brain of a patient: The movement of catheters and guide wires for catheters with the aid of magnets is known from the field of cardiology. Conventional magnets are, as a result of their size, not suited to being inserted into the brain of patient, because the vessels there are smaller than the cardiac vessels.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070265552 - Guide wire: A method of making a guide wire involves butting a connection end face at a proximal end of a first wire against a connection end face at a distal end of a second wire while applying voltage and a pressing force to weld together the first and second wires at... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070265553 - Guide wire: A method of making a guide wire involves butting a connection end face at a proximal end of a first wire against a connection end face at a distal end of a second wire while applying voltage and a pressing force to weld together the first and second wires at... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC11/08/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070260104 - Autologous fat pad transfer for use with partial breast irradiation: A method of treatment of breast cancer using a brachytherapy radiation source. A tumor is surgically removed from the breast, creating thereby a cavity, and an autologous fat pad, preferably an abdominal fat pad is transplanted under the surface of the skin within the cavity. A brachytherapy balloon catheter is... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20070260105 - Medical apparatus, medical apparatus guide system, capsule type medical apparatus, and capsule type medical apparatus guide apparatus: In a capsule 3 as a medical apparatus inserted into a body cavity, the lengthwise direction of the capsule 3 is used as an insert axis, a manipulation/input device 8, which is magnetized in a direction orthogonal to the insert axis, is disposed at the center position of the insert... Agent: Thomas Spinelli
20070260106 - Constant amplitude electromagnetic system for treating an animal using a constant amplitude electromagnetic device: A system for treating an animal including: a housing; at least one magnetic module contained within the housing. Each magnetic module includes: a ferromagnetic housing; having a non ferromagnetic segment forming an aperture; a wound magnetic wire coil on a perforated spindle having a coil diameter greater than a coil... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.
20070260107 - Trajectory-based deep-brain stereotactic transcranial magnetic stimulation: The present invention provides for Stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) at predetermined locations with the brain or spinal cord and incorporates an array of electromagnets arranged in a specified configuration where selected coils in the array are pulsed simultaneously. Activation of foci demonstrated by functional MRI or other imaging techniques... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP
20070260108 - Device for proactive modulation of cardiac strain patterns: The present invention provides methods, systems and devices that reduce dyskinesis and hypokinesis. The contoured heart assist device of the present invention includes a selectively inflatable end-systolic heart shaped bladder with one or more contoured supports configured to surround at least a portion of the heart and provide curvatures similar... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20070260109 - Vascular graft sterilization and decellularization: The present technology is related to the field of sterilization and decellularization of allografts or xenografts, specifically to processes that achieve effective removal of the cells contained within a vascular tissue matrix and an effective reduction in potential harmful organisms to create grafts suitable for human implantation. In some embodiments,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070260110 - Noninvasive angioplasty using momentary vacuum therapy: Noninvasive angioplasty using momentary vacuum therapy (MVT) is applied to treat erectile dysfunction, peripheral artery disease, and deep vein thrombosis. MVT is a noninvasive angioplasty technique which momentarily increases blood pressure to flatten arterial plaque and increase arterial elasticity for peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis. The workload on... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP
20070260111 - Rinsing device and method for the operation thereof: The invention provides a rinsing device, in particular for endoscopy, comprising an electrically driven pump, in particular a peristaltic roller pump, as well as a method of operating such a device. A control device is provided to detect and/or adjust a flow rate. In order to avoid an excessively high... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
20070260112 - Methods and apparatuses for reshaping the esophagus and other body lumens: Described are methods and systems for treating a patient to modify a body passage of the patient. The methods may involve removing tissue from a luminal surface of a body passage such as the esophagus or stomach, for the purpose of inducing a healing response that will result in a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20070260113 - Endoscope insertion portion: There is provided an endoscope insertion portion capable of ensuring an excellent observation field of view. The endoscope insertion portion of this invention includes: an insertion portion including a distal end portion and provided inside with a duct allowing a medical instrument to be inserted; a first image pickup portion;... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070260115 - Flexible instrument: A medical instrument assembly and robotic medical system are provided. The medical instrument assembly comprises an intravascular catheter having an elongated flexible shaft, and a drivable mechanism to which the flexible catheter shaft is mounted. The drivable mechanism has an actuating element configured for effecting movement of the catheter within... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070260114 - Instrument for endoscope: An instrument for an endoscope includes a first insertion portion having an base end to which an operation section is connected; a first offset portion extending outward from an axis of the first insertion portion; a second insertion portion having a base end joined to the first offset portion and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070260116 - Body-insertable apparatus and receiving apparatus for recognizing remaining power amount: A remaining-power-amount recognizing circuit 20 provided within a capsule endoscope 2 recognizes a remaining power amount of a body-insertable apparatus (capsule endoscope 2), and superimposes information of the remaining power amount on a transmission signal. An RF transmitting unit 15 of the capsule endoscope 2 transmits the superimposed information to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070260117 - Endoscopic translumenal surgical systems: Methods and devices are provided for performing translumenal (e.g., transoral and transanal) procedures. In general, the methods and devices utilize a trocar assembly or trocar end cap that can facilitate insertion of an endoscope through tissue. In one embodiment, a flexible trocar assembly is provided and includes an obturator having... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20070260118 - Endoscope insertion portion: An endoscope insertion portion of the invention includes an outer surface formed between a plurality of observation windows oriented in a spouting direction of the air/water feeding portion, the outer surface being in the same plane as surfaces of the plurality of observation windows.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070260119 - Endoscope insertion portion: An endoscope insertion portion of the invention includes a plurality of observation windows having different outer diameters for leading incident light to a plurality of image pickup portions, and disposed on a distal end surface of the distal end portion; and an air/water feeding portion for spouting out a gas... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070260120 - Endoscope insertion portion: An endoscope insertion portion of this invention includes an air/water feeding portion for spouting gas or liquid from a spouting port to outer surfaces of the first observation optical system and the second observation optical system, which is disposed on the distal end portion so as to line up with... Agent: Thomas Spinelli Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070260121 - Endoscopic translumenal surgical systems: Methods and devices are provided for performing translumenal (e.g., transoral and transanal) procedures. In general, the methods and devices utilize a trocar assembly or trocar end cap that can facilitate insertion of an endoscope through tissue. In one embodiment, a flexible trocar assembly is provided and includes an obturator having... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20070260122 - Surgical retractor with impactor: A surgical retractor comprising a retractor body having a site portion and a handle portion, and an impactor body on the retractor body. The impactor body is positioned and configured for use in impacting the site portion in the surgical site. An impaction axis of the impaction body is preferably... Agent: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
20070260123 - Apparatus and method for stabilizing body tissue: An apparatus for holding a body tissue in a desired orientation includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg has longitudinally spaced distal and proximal ends. The second leg is laterally spaced from the first leg, is adapted for lateral motion with respect to the first leg,... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070260124 - Surgical support arm docking apparatus: An assembly for exchanging retractor support arms within a retractor support clamp. The assembly includes a main body having a surface defining a cavity extending into the main body from a first end. A support arm having an end portion with a substantially complimentary configuration to the surface defining the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20070260125 - Minimally open retraction device: A retractor having a pair of blades is disclosed. A ring having an opening is attached to one end of the blades. The blades define a channel therebetween. The blades may be pivotally coupled to the ring. The retractor may have at least two conditions. In a first condition, the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070260126 - Medical information acquisition and display system: A user interface system for presenting medical information related to a patient episode includes an acquisition processor for acquiring data related to a patient episode in response to received data identifying the particular episode. The patient episode related data includes data from a time period during the episode, and from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070260127 - Method for measuring acute stress in a mammal: A method is provided to quantify and/or qualify psychological and physiological components of stress in mammals, in which a stimulus can be applied to the test subject's environment during the test. The method involves the steps of measuring one or more physiological and/or psychological characteristics before and after the administration... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20070260128 - Correlation of profile templates and acquired data sets: A non-invasive imaging and analysis system suitable for measuring attributes of a target, such as the blood glucose concentration of tissue, includes an optical processing system which provides a probe and reference beam. It also includes a means that applies the probe beam to the target to be analyzed, combines... Agent: Josh Hogan
20070260131 - Clip-style medical sensor and technique for using the same: A clip-style pulse sensor may be adapted to apply limited, even pressure to a patient's tissue. A clip-style sensor is provided that reduces motion artifacts by exerting limited, uniform pressure to the patient tissue to reduce tissue exsanguination. Further, such a sensor provides a secure fit while avoiding discomfort for... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20070260129 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A medical sensor may be adapted to be affixed to a patient's skin. A sensor for pulse oximetry or other spectrophotometric uses is provided with a gripping region that contacts the patient's skin and provides gripping strength to reduce movement of the sensor. Also provided herein is a method of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20070260130 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A clip-style sensor may be constructed from materials having shape memory. A clip-style sensor is provided that is able to be flattened in order to simplify transport and storing. The sensors may be held flat by shipping restraints. Such a sensor is able to recover from being flattened and resume... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20070260132 - Method and apparatus for processing signals reflecting physiological characteristics from multiple sensors: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for processing signals reflecting a physiological characteristic by performing an error minimizing mathematical combination between signals from at least two independent sensors. For example, the intensity of light is detected following tissue absorption at two wavelengths and the signals are corrected. Preferably, corrected... Agent: Ralph C. Francis Francis Law Group
20070260133 - Radial electrode array: A sensor array apparatus for monitoring medical signals includes a flexible substrate adapted to generally conform to a topography of a skin surface. The flexible substrate includes a central portion arranged about a central focal point and a plurality of finger-like projections extending radially outwardly from the central portion. A... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070260134 - Directional antenna system for wireless x-ray devices: Systems and techniques are provided for a directional antenna system that employs a wireless link between x-ray apparatus. The system includes a host computer, an x-ray tube with an emission scan channel, a first directional antenna connected to the x-ray tube and with an orientation parallel to the emission channel,... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20070260137 - Image processing device and method which use two images: The present invention aims to provide image processing device and method capable of generating a difference image at high speed without occurring misregistration. To achieve this, in the image processing device and method, plural regions of interest are set respectively to input first and second images, a shift vector indicating... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070260136 - Method for conducting double-blind testing using a constant amplitude electromagnetic system: A method for performing a randomized double-blind medical clinical trial on a statistically significant number of participants using a constant amplitude electromagnetic system. The constant amplitude electromagnetic system comprises: a housing; at least one magnetic module contained within the housing, wherein each magnetic module includes: a ferromagnetic housing; including a... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.
20070260135 - Probabilistic minimal path for automated esophagus segmentation: A segmentation of the esophagus from image data by specifying only the two end points is disclosed. Surrounding structures are used as high-level constraints to construct shape and appearance models. Prior shape information is integrated for the segmentation of a new esophagus using a Bayesian formulation. This permits to automatically... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070260138 - Optical coherence tomographic detection of cells and killing of the same: Provided herein are systems, methods and compositions for the use of optical coherence tomography for detection of cells and for killing detected cells.... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20070260139 - Position detecting apparatus and body-insertable apparatus system: A processing device 12 includes, as a mechanism for controlling the strength of a position detecting magnetic field, a recording unit 43 that records past position detection results, a moving speed calculator 48 that calculates moving speed of a capsule endoscope 2 based on a change of the position of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070260140 - Fiducial marker and protective cap: This document discusses, among other things, a fiducial marker kit. In one example, the kit includes a fiducial marker assembly that includes a bone screw base for receiving an imageable marker or locatable divot. A valved protective sleeve prevents debris from accumulating in a receptacle portion of the base, which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070260141 - Automated lesion analysis based upon automatic plaque characterization according to a classification criterion: A system and method are disclosed for automatically classifying plaque lesions. A plaque classification application applies a plaque classification criterion to at least one graphical image, comprising a map of spectrally-analyzed characterized tissue of a vessel cross-section, to render an overall plaque classification for the slice or set of slices,... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070260142 - Method and system for simultaneously displaying relationships of measurements of features associated with a medical image: The embodiments described herein relate to a method and system for simultaneously displaying relationships of measurements of features associated with a medical image. In one embodiment, a plurality of measurements of features associated with a medical image are provided. Each of the plurality of measurements corresponds to a respective measurement... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070260143 - Method and system for simultaneously displaying relationships of measurements of features associated with a medical image: The embodiments described herein relate to a method and system for simultaneously displaying relationships of measurements of features associated with a medical image. In one embodiment, a plurality of measurements of features associated with a medical image are provided. Each of the plurality of measurements corresponds to a respective measurement... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070260144 - Acoustic control of emboli in vivo: A device (30) for controlling a flow of emboli (48) in an aorta (36) of a patient. The device includes an ultrasonic transducer (44), which is configured to transmit an ultrasonic beam (52) into the aorta in a vicinity of a great origin of a neck vessel (38). A driver... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070260145 - Photon measurement method and apparatus: A system and method for measuring photons utilizing a low-power light source modulated with a code sequence to interrogate a sample of interest. Preferably a portion of the scattered light from the sample is detected by a photo-detector. A correlation of the photo-detector signal and the code sequence produces an... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20070260146 - In vivo spectrometric inspection system: The present invention discloses an in vivo spectrometric inspection system. The system of the present invention is encapsulated in a swallowable capsule. After a testee swallows the capsule, an optical system inside the capsule generates a light source to illuminate an object. The light source hits the object to excite... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070260147 - System and method for monitoring cardiac signal activity in patients with nervous system disorders: A medical device system and method for monitoring cardiac signal activity in patients with nervous system disorders. In some embodiments, a brain signal and a cardiac signal are received by a processor, brain events are identified in the brain signal, and the brain events are used to identify portions of... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070260148 - Internal tourniquet for surgery: An internal tourniquet for establishing hemostasis within a portion of a limb to facilitate surgery controls flow of a fluid into a capsule surrounding substantially all of a human joint. Blood concentration in the capsule is sensed; and pressure in the capsule is controlled to maintain a fluid pressure in... Agent: Hancock Hughey LLP
20070260152 - Method and apparatus for discriminating cardiac signals in a medical device based on wavelet decomposition analysis: A method and device for detecting cardiac signals in a medical device that includes decomposing sensed cardiac signals using a wavelet function to form a corresponding wavelet transform, generating a first wavelet representation corresponding to the wavelet transform that is responsive to RR intervals of the sensed cardiac signals, generating... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070260151 - Method and device for filtering, segmenting, compressing and classifying oscillatory signals: A method, system, and computer readable medium executable on a computer for at least one of filtering, segmenting, compressing and classifying an ECG or similar signal includes the steps of fitting a nonlinear signal model to the signal using an optimization algorithm, such as nonlinear least squares, and determining features... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20070260150 - Biomedical signal instrumentation amplifier: A biomedical signal instrumentation amplifier is especially suitable for a circuit processing biomedical signals. In a voltage instrumentation amplifier, a biomedical signal level conversion circuit is added to change an input level, reduce signal distortion and noise, and achieve the performance of low voltage, unisource, low noise, high CMRR, and... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20070260149 - Methodology for automated signal morphology analysis in implantable electrotherapy and diagnostic systems: Systems and related methods for analyzing data sensed from a device implanted in a patient, such as a cardiac pacing system. The system detects and evaluates electric signals within the patient that share a common event marker. By using algorithms and graphical presentation of the collected signals having common event... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20070260153 - Method and apparatus for discriminating cardiac signals in a medical device based on wavelet decomposition analysis: A method and device for detecting cardiac signals in a medical device that includes decomposing sensed cardiac signals using a wavelet function to form a corresponding wavelet transform, generating a first wavelet representation corresponding to the wavelet transform that is responsive to RR intervals of the sensed cardiac signals, generating... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070260154 - Fetal heart monitoring: An apparatus for detecting a fetal heartbeat includes circuitry to convert acoustic energy representative principally of a maternal heartbeat into a first electrical signal and circuitry to convert acoustic energy representative of a maternal heartbeat and a fetal heartbeat into a second electrical signal. The apparatus also includes circuitry to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070260155 - Passive phonography heart monitor: A fetal heart monitor device includes a channel to receive a first signal representative of acoustic energy principally from a maternal heartbeat and a second signal representative of acoustic energy including a fetal heart beat. The device includes a computing device including a processor, a memory operatively coupled to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070260156 - Method and apparatus for examining tissue for predefined target cells, particularly cancerous cells, and a probe useful in such method and apparatus: A method, apparatus and probe for examining tissue for the presence of target cells, particularly cancerous cells, by subjecting the tissue to be examined to a contrast agent containing small particles of a physical element conjugated with a biological carrier selectively bindable to the target cells. Energy pulses are applied... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070260157 - Devices and methods of selecting intraocular lenses: The invention relates to devices and methods for selecting IOLs for implantation and eye models useful with the methods. One method comprises the steps of determining the axial eye length, the pupil size at a desired light level; the desired postoperative refraction; determining an aspheric representation of the corneal curvature... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
20070260158 - Tassel tip wire guide: An improved wire guide and method for cannulating a bodily lumen, such the biliary tree are provided for procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ECRP). The wire guide and cannulation method minimizes the potential for trauma to the ducts while reducing the chances of disconnecting the wire guide from newer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook11/01/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070255085 - Device and method for non-invasive, localized neural stimulation utilizing hall effect phenomenon: One aspect of the invention provides a method of stimulating a nerve in tissue of a patient. The method includes the following steps: applying a focused ultrasound beam to the tissue; applying a first magnetic field to the tissue; and applying a second magnetic field to the tissue, the ultrasound... Agent: Shayglenn LLP
20070255092 - Animal insemination sheath-methods of use: The present invention includes methods for artificially inseminating animals using an improved artificial insemination device that prevents contaminants from entering the opening at the end of an insemination sheath during insertion through the reproductive tract of an animal. A thin protective cover or membrane is provided at the tip of... Agent: Mark D Miller Kimble, Macmichael & Upton
20070255088 - Implantable, magnetic actuator: An implantable, magnetic actuator comprising a mechanical switch completely implanted within the human's or animal's body having at least one magnet; an external user component having at least one magnet which is used externally of the animal's or human's body to couple to the magnet of the mechanical switch; a... Agent: Ms. Soula Skokos
20070255086 - Medical device including magnetic particles: An implantable medical device includes a plurality of magnetic particles contained by a biodegradable material.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255087 - Position detecting apparatus, body-insertable apparatus system, and position detecting same: A position detecting apparatus 3 includes receiving antennas 7a to 7d to receive a radio signal, transmitting antennas 8a to 8d to transmit a radio signal for power supply to a capsule endoscope 2, a first linear magnetic field generator 9 that generates a first linear magnetic field, a second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070255089 - Fluid pump: A pumping system 10, FIG. 1, provides a physiological pulsatile flow and includes controller 121, a pump drive head 50 coupled to a motor 12 and a fluid housing 52 having at least one port 60. The port 60 includes a ball valve retainer region 69, a valve seat 73,... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20070255090 - Techniques for evaluating urinary stress incontinence: Techniques for detecting stress urinary incontinence use a pressure sensing catheter the electrical indications of which are applied to a processing unit for detecting pressure levels generated during involuntary coughs. The involuntary coughs are induced preferentially by using a nebulized composition of L-tartrate in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The area... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070255091 - Animal insemination sheath and methods of use: The present invention includes methods and apparatus for producing and using an improved artificial insemination device that prevents contaminants from entering the opening at the end of an insemination sheath during insertion through the reproductive tract. A thin protective cover or membrane is provided at the tip of the sheath... Agent: Mark D Miller Kimble, Macmichael & Upton
20070255093 - Cardiac harness delivery device and method: A delivery system for delivering and mounting a cardiac harness having electrodes on a heart including an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The body includes a cavity sized to contain the cardiac harness and electrodes in a compacted configuration and also includes a plurality of... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20070255094 - Crack/fatigue resistant endoprosthesis: An endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be configured to inhibit crack formation and/or crack propagation, and/or fatigue-induced catastrophic failure by the use of holes extending through an endoprosthetic element. As such, the endoprosthesis can include at least one strut element having a strut width and a strut... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20070255095 - System and method for assessing a patient condition: A system and method are disclosed, which combine image data of a patient, such as images of the patient's GI tract, with rating mucosal damage. According to some embodiments of the present invention the system and method are able to assess a patient's GI tract condition, to monitor mucosal healing... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070255096 - Endoscopic rotation: Devices and methods are provided for positioning a tool. In one embodiment, an endoscopic rotation device is provided having a rotatable collet, a flexible elongate translating mechanism, and an actuating mechanism. The rotatable collet can be configured to receive and engage a tool disposed therethrough, and the translating mechanism can... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20070255097 - Imaging via blood vessels: A method and system are described for generating a signal indicative of an intravascular image received at least partly via a light transducer and invoking circuitry for passing the generated signal out of a subject's body.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070255099 - Capsule-type medical device and medical system: A method of transmitting images in a subject to an outside of the subject using a wireless signal is provided. The method including: (a) transmitting to the outside of the subject a first signal corresponding to a first image obtained using a first imaging device; (b) transmitting to the outside... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070255098 - System and method for in vivo imager with stabilizer: A swallowable capsule with a camera and a memory for imaging the colon. Standard semiconductor memory (memories made of standard memories processes or processes modified from standard process by adopting comprehensible silicon planar technology process steps) is used. This is made possible by the use of an optimal type of... Agent: Stevens Law Group
20070255100 - Medical method and medical system conducted percutaneous or using naturally occurring body orifice: A medical procedure and a system are provided so that two visions are obtainable through natural orifices by means of two observational apparatuses, or one the two visions is selectable. The medical procedure through a natural orifice comprises: forming an orifice in a hollow organ by using a device inserted... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070255101 - Endoscope with protective sleeve: A gastroscopic apparatus for inspecting a body channel is described. The apparatus comprises an insertion tube, an operating handle, a dispenser, which is detachably coupled to the insertion tube, a covering sleeve, which is retained within the dispenser, and a mouthpiece, which is provided with a means for arresting the... Agent: Bruce E. Lilling Lilling & Lilling PLLC
20070255102 - Bendable portion control device for an endoscope: A bendable portion control device for an endoscope including a control portion and an insertion portion extending therefrom, the insertion portion having a bendable portion at a distal end thereof, the bendable portion control device includes a control wire fixed thereto and extending to the control portion through the insertion... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070255103 - Bent state holding mechanism of an endoscope: A bent state holding mechanism of an endoscope including a bending mechanism having a rotatable bending member, includes a bent state holding member for switching between a bent-state holding state and a bendable-portion free state; and a click mechanism for providing a tactile feel to the bent state holding member... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070255104 - Bent state holding mechanism of an endoscope: A bent state holding mechanism for an endoscope which includes a control portion and an insertion portion extending therefrom, the insertion portion having a bendable portion at a distal end thereof, including a bendable portion control mechanism provided on the control portion, which is operated to bend the bendable portion,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070255105 - Treatment tool insertion channel of endoscope: A treatment tool insertion channel of an endoscope, which is arranged through an inside of an insertion part that includes a flexible tube and a bendable part, includes a flexible inner tube, a spiral groove formed around the flexible inner tube over an entire length of the bendable part and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070255106 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system for performing medical treatments uses a medical endoscope equipped with an observation window and at least one treatment instrument for medical treatments which are inserted into a body cavity of a human patient through trocar inserted and maintained in incisions formed in the patient body, respectively. The... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070255107 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system is provided and includes: a plurality of guide tubes that is pierced into a subject coelom swelled by supplying a pressurized gas; an endoscope inserted into one of the plurality of guide tubes; a treatment piece inserted into at least the other one of the plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070255108 - Water resistant l.e.d. pocket otoscope: The otoscope including an elongated body member having a water resistant substantially hollow interior, a head member attached to the distal end of the body member, a power source positioned in the water resistant substantially hollow interior of the body member, a light emitting diode positioned in the water resistant... Agent: James Schmitz
20070255109 - Robotic endoscopic retractor for use in minimally invasive surgery: Minimaily invasive surgical retractors and methods of using the retractors are provided. This retractor may be introduced through a sealed port, controlled by a robotic system, have full articulation, and need not require assembly within the patient's body. As a result, fully endoscopic mitral valve surgery may be performed.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20070255110 - Operative vaginal speculum: A speculum for performing gynecological procedures. The speculum includes a first structure, which includes a fixed blade member, a second structure, which includes a movable blade member, and a third structure to join the first and second structures together. The first structure includes a light source holder for an associated... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro
20070255116 - Broadcast data transmission and data packet repeating techniques for a wireless medical device network: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20070255114 - Apparatus and method to administer and manage an intelligent base unit for a handheld medical device: Apparatuses and methods thereof to administer and manage a base unit for a handheld medical device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a base unit of the invention is in communication with a handheld medical device. The base unit is configured to provide an electrical connection to a power source to... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre
20070255118 - Collecting posture and activity information to evaluate therapy: A medical device, programmer, or other computing device may determine values of one or more activity and, in some embodiments, posture metrics for each therapy parameter set used by the medical device to deliver therapy. The metric values for a parameter set are determined based on signals generated by the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20070255117 - Enhanced ultrasound detection with temperature-dependent contrast agents: Methods and devices for enhanced ultrasound detection based upon changing temperature and ultrasound reflectivity of a temperature-dependent contrast agent bound to an ultrasound target are disclosed. The methods and devices can be used for enhanced imaging alone or in conjunction with drug delivery, with therapeutic approaches such as hyperthermia or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070255120 - Internet-protocol based telemetry patient monitoring system: A method and device for communicating physiological or control data between a portable device and an information system via telemetry. The system includes at least one portable device, and usually many, each having an I/O port for bidirectionally communicating physiological or control data in the form of IP data packets... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070255121 - Medical diagnostic and data processing system: A medical diagnostic and data processing system is disclosed. The system includes, in at least one embodiment, an arithmetic logic unit and an imaging diagnostic device that can be connected to the latter for data purposes, and a data memory in which data describing anatomical structures including lymph nodes are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070255111 - Method for positioning of wireless medical devices with short-range radio frequency technology: In a tracking method for tracking a local wireless device in a medical facility having a medical facility network (10), the local wireless device (50, 51, 52), which is not connected with the medical facility network (10), is detected based on local wireless communication. (54, 55, 56, 58) between the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070255113 - Methods and apparatus for identifying disease status using biomarkers: Methods and apparatus for identifying disease status according to various aspects of the present invention include analyzing the levels of one or more biomarkers. The methods and apparatus may use biomarker data for a condition-positive cohort and a condition-negative cohort and select multiple relevant biomarkers from the plurality of biomarkers.... Agent: Noblitt & Gilmore, LLC.
20070255115 - Remote diagnostic & treatment system: Methods and apparatus for providing remote diagnosis and treatment are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention comprises a cellular telephone (16A) that includes a camera (34), a display (40), a speaker (36A), a microphone (36B) and embedded diagnostic and treatment software (18). An alternative embodiment may also include one or... Agent: Giaccherini
20070255119 - Separate computing device for medical device with computing capabilities: A medical system that includes a medical device having a computing unit for controlling the medical device to perform a clinical procedure, a secondary computing device linked to the medical device via a first communications link, and an external resource or network linked to the secondary computing device via a... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20070255112 - Volume depletion detection: Detection of volume depletion, particularly after an incidence of volume overload is disclosed. Various methods, systems, and devices are disclosed that sense and analyze a physiological parameter related to a patient's fluid level in order to warn patients of potentially dangerous volume depletion conditions while minimizing false notifications.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255122 - Device and method for measuring physiological parameters: Device and method for measuring physiological parameters of a biological being comprising: at least two spaced apart electrodes at least one of which is in contact with-the being for providing a bio-potential measurement including a low frequency AC voltage and/or a DC voltage wherein one of the electrodes is a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070255123 - Analyte testing device: The present invention is a testing device for testing analyte levels in bodily fluids. The testing device comprises memory (202) for storing data, said data being analyte data related to analyte measurements carried out by the meter and lifestyle data; initiation means (102) for initiating immediate entry of data related... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255124 - Photoplethysmographic device with species-specific calibration: A method and apparatus for photoplethysmographic measurements from non-human species is disclosed. The extinction of light by hemoglobin, as a function of wavelength, varies as a function of the species of the subject being monitored. The calibration of a photoplethysmographic device should therefore also vary dependant upon the species of... Agent: Jonas Alexander Pologe
20070255126 - Data communication in networked fluid infusion systems: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20070255125 - Monitor devices for networked fluid infusion systems: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20070255127 - Mobile electroencephalograph data collection and diagnosis system: Described is an electroencephalograph (EEG) data collection system. The system includes a helmet with a plurality of data collection electrodes. Each data collection electrode has a housing and a pressurized probe affixed with the housing. The pressurized probe includes an electrically conductive base for electrical communication with the scalp of... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates
20070255130 - Magnetic resonance imaging with high spatial and temporal resolution: Methods, systems, and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. In one example, the method includes applying a sample-selective magnetic field gradient sequence along a slice direction to partition responses from a sample under magnetic resonance imaging into a plurality of different regions of slices in the k space,... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070255129 - Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) using ultra short echo times and spiral sampling in k-space: Methods, systems and computer program products of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using ultra short echo times and spiral sampling in k-space are disclosed. A long inversion radio frequency (RF) pulse that inverts magnetization of long T2 components are applied to a sample that exhibits long transverse relaxation time (T2) components... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070255128 - Mr apparatus and operating method to set rf transmit parameters: In al magnetic resonance system and a method for operating the magnetic resonance system to set RF transmit parameters for a radio-frequency antenna that is excitable in a number of different, linearly independent transmit modes, the transmit antenna is successively caused to be excited in the different transmit modes, and,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070255131 - Positive contrast mri using positive and negative field inhomogeneity: The acquisition of multiple images at slightly different time shifts from the spin echo (or from TE=0 for gradient echo sequences), allows the separation of on-resonance spins from off-resonance spins by encoding this information in the received signal. The excitation pulse can be a standard broadband excitation that will excite... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070255132 - Reduced field distortion in medical tools: A medical tool for operating in a working volume of a magnetic position tracking system includes a first plurality of layers including an electrically conductive material and a second plurality of layers including an electrically insulating material and interleaved with the first plurality. The layers are arranged to reduce eddy... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255133 - Method for vessel segmentation in tomographic volume data, tomography system and storage medium: A method is disclosed for mathematically generating a virtual catheter in tomographic volume data in which the virtual catheter is assembled from a multiplicity of catheter segments, each of which being separately describable in a closed mathematical expression and each being approximated to the measured volume data by error calculation... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070255134 - Method and device for detecting a dye bolus injected into the body of a living being: Determinations of perfusion on the body of a living being are possible by detecting a dye bolus injected into the body by irradiating radiation into the body and detecting the response radiation occurring on the surface of the body. The aim of the invention is to make it possible to... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20070255135 - Systems and methods of modeling pharmaceutical propagation in a patient: A method of delivering a contrast enhancing fluid to a patient using an injector system, includes determining at least one patient transfer function for the patient based upon data specific to the patient, the at least one patient transfer function providing a time enhancement output for a given input; determining... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20070255136 - Method and system for measuring flow through a heart valve: A system for presenting multiple parallel slices comprises a display for displaying ultrasound data comprising 3D Doppler data over time. A user interface defines a proximal plane and a distal plane within the ultrasound data that are parallel to one another. The proximal and distal planes define a region of... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070255137 - Extended volume ultrasound data display and measurement: Three-dimensional ultrasound data acquisition is provided for extended field of view imaging or processing. The relative position of two or more three-dimensional volumes is determined using two-dimensional processes. For example, differences in position along two non-parallel planes are determined. By combining the vectors from the two differences, a relative position... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070255138 - Method and apparatus for 3d visualization of flow jets: A method and apparatus for calculating flow transparency values for voxels representing blood flow within an ultrasonic volume of data comprises identifying velocity values and variance values for voxels within a volume of data. Flow transparency values are calculated for the voxels based on a relationship between the variance value... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070255139 - User interface for automatic multi-plane imaging ultrasound system: A diagnostic ultrasound system is provided for automatically displaying multiple planes from a 3-D ultrasound data set. The system comprises a user interface for designating a reference plane, wherein the user interface provides a safe view position option and a restore reference plane option. A processor module maps the reference... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070255140 - Echogenic coatings with overcoat: An ultrasonically visible solid device for inserting into a non-gas target medium comprises an echogenic surface having structures entrapping gas when the device is in the target medium, the entrapped gas causing the device to be ultrasonically visible, wherein the gas-entrapping structures are covered with a flexible overcoat that does... Agent: Venable LLP
20070255141 - Noninvasive glucose sensing methods and systems: New methods and systems for noninvasive glucose monitoring and sensing with electromagnetic waves or ultrasound are disclosed. The methods are based on absolute or relative measurement of tissue dimensions (or changes in the dimensions) including, but not limited to: thickness, length, width, diameter, curvature, roughness as well as time of... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20070255143 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an illumination light source emitting illumination light, a small-diameter image-transmitting portion, a distal end of which is placed near a specimen, an objective lens converging the illumination light to a proximal end of the image-transmitting portion, a light-detecting portion that detects light returned from the specimen... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Eric S. Cherry - Docketing Supervisor
20070255142 - Spectroscope for recovering light from re-entrant zone of arterial wall: A spectroscope includes an optical fiber extending through a catheter, and in communication with an optical system. The optical system has a finite focal length.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070255144 - Powering a guide wire mounted sensor for intra-vascular measurements of physiological variables by means of inductive coupling: The present invention relates to a sensor assembly arranged to be disposed in a body for measuring a physiological variable. A basic idea of the present invention is to provide a sensor and guide wire assembly which communicates with an external unit by an inductive coupling between a first coil... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070255145 - Sensor and guide wire assembly: A sensor and guide wire assembly (21; 41) for intravascular measurements of a physiological variable in a living body, comprises a sensor element (22; 42) and a sensor guide wire (23; 43) comprising a core wire (28; 48) and at least one signal transmitting cable (31; 51) connected to the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070255146 - Atrial fibrillation detection using spo2: The method and system includes detecting atrial fibrillation in a patient by monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level over a period of time. The method and system produces a plethysmographic waveform from the monitored blood oxygen saturation level and analyzes the plethysmographic waveform and detected intervals and determines whether the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070255149 - Apparatus for regulating blood flow to treat cardiac abnormalities and methods of use: Apparatus and methods for controlling blood flow through an aortopulmonary graft subsequent to completion of a first stage operation to palliate hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other cardiac abnormalities are provided, wherein an implantable cuff is applied to the graft, the cuff including an expandable element that is selectively actuated... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20070255147 - Flexible memory management scheme for loop recording in an implantable device: A method and apparatus is provided for handling multiple recordings that result from events in a limited memory device. The events may include various automatic and manual triggers. The method provides a mechanism for storing different configurations of data, associated with different events.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070255148 - Method and apparatus for verifying a determined cardiac event in a medical device based on detected variation in hemodynamic status: A method and apparatus for verifying a determined cardiac event in a medical device based on detected variation in hemodynamic status that includes a plurality of sensors sensing cardiac signals, and a physiologic sensor sensing physiologic signals to generate a plurality of variation index samples corresponding to the sensed signals.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255150 - Synchronization to a heartbeat: An apparatus for producing a trigger signal, for use with a medical device, that is synchronized to a heartbeat in a subject of interest. The apparatus includes a sensor for obtaining ECG data from the subject of interest. The apparatus further includes a processor coupled to the sensor, with the... Agent: Ge Medical System C/o Foley & Lardner LLP
20070255152 - Apparatus and method for measuring electric non-contact electrocardiogram in everyday life: The present invention relates generally to an electric non-contact apparatus and method for taking electrocardiograms and, more particularly, to an electric non-contact apparatus and method for taking electrocardiograms, in which an examinee can have an electrocardiogram taken in a comfortable position because the apparatus and method are applied to a... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20070255151 - Method and apparatus for adjusting sensitivity using intracardiac pressure data: A method and apparatus for adjusting the electrogram (EGM) sensitivity level of an implantable medical device using intracardiac pressure data. An EGM is monitored to detect electrical events and intracardiac pressure is monitored to detect pressure waves. The electrical waves and pressure waves are analyzed to determine the presence of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255153 - Non-invasive cardiac monitor and methods of using continuously recorded cardiac data: One embodiment of the invention is a cardiac monitor having a housing; a plurality of electrodes within and extending from the housing; a state machine within the housing configured to digitialize and store in memory signals from the plurality of electrodes; a sealing surface and an adhesive on the sealing... Agent: Shayglenn LLP
20070255154 - Activity level feedback for managing obesity: Techniques are described that allow an implantable device to sense activity data from a patient and estimate the patient's amount of energy expended based on the sensed data. The implantable device may alternatively determine an amount of time the patient has been active based on the activity data. For example,... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20070255155 - Method and system for loop recording with overlapping events: A method and apparatus is provided for handling multiple loop recordings that result from events in a limited memory implantable device. The events may include various automatic and manual triggers. The method provides a mechanism for deciding the amount of information to store associated with each overlapping loop recording.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070255157 - Drug eluting shroud-based electrodes: Certain aspects of the present disclosure described and depicted herein utilize substantially planar electrodes having one or more time-release coatings or material on at least a portion of the exposed surfaces thereof, or all surfaces of the planar portions and the elongated conductor portion thereof. The coatings or materials can... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255156 - Interference-fit shroud-based cardiac electrodes: Apparatus and method according to the disclosure relate to minimizing gaps between a substantially planar cardiac-sensing electrode and a shroud member utilizing a so-called interference-fit. For example, a relatively recessed area or aperture formed in an exemplary resin-based shroud member has slightly reduced dimensions relative to the electrode and requires... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255158 - Shroud-based electrodes having vented gaps: Apparatus and method according to the disclosure relate to promoting flow of body fluids in and around and between a substantially planar cardiac-sensing electrode and a shroud member utilizing spacing therebetween and/or one or more apertures, notches, slots and the like. For example, a relatively recessed area or aperture formed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255159 - Independent control and regulation of blood gas, pulmonary resistance, and sedation using an intravascular membrane catheter: The present invention is a system and method of independent control and regulation of blood gas, sedation, and pulmonary resistance using an intravascular membrane catheter. The system and method monitors a patient to determine whether the patient requires an adjustment of his level of sedation, pulmonary vascular resistance, or some... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070255160 - Method and system for controlling breathing: The present invention relates to a method and a system for controlling breathing of a patient. A system for controlling breathing of a patient includes a respiratory conduit. The respiratory conduit is configured to be coupled to a patient interface device and is further configured to be coupled to a... Agent: Boris A. Matvenko, Esq. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20070255161 - Diagnostics and treatment of sleep apnea: Methods of diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea by taking measurements from a subject suffering from sleep apnea are disclosed. The methods include modelling the air flow through the upper airway of a subject suffering from sleep apnea.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070255162 - Bioimpedance measurement system and method: Methods and systems for detecting fluid egress, assessing lesion quality, determining tissue composition or structure, determining ice coverage of catheter tip and providing tissue contact assessment, by providing a catheter having a shaft with a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the proximal end portion and the distal... Agent: John Christopher Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20070255163 - Journey event monitor and recording apparatus: Apparatus for monitoring events such as the measurement of temperature, pressure, humidity or physical shock caused by acceleration or deceleration is disclosed. The apparatus includes one or more sensors for measuring the events and circuitry for recording these events and displaying the same along with a time of day and... Agent: Frank Prineppi Pmb 341
20070255164 - Electrode configuration for central nervous system monitoring: The invention relates to a method for positioning electrodes in an electrode array comprising a plurality of electrodes for central nervous system (CNS) monitoring from the forehead of a subject. In order to enable efficient detection of eye movement artifacts with a minimum number of electrodes, first and second electrodes... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070255165 - Natural orifice medical operation and endoscopic overtube: In order to control the pressure in an abdominal cavity of a patient and a pressure in a hollow organ, a medical system includes: a first pressure sensor for measuring the pressure of a gas in the abdominal cavity; a first port for insufflating and evacuating the abdominal cavity; a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070255167 - Apparatus for monitoring intra-abdominal pressure: An improved apparatus for monitoring the intra-abdominal pressure of a hospitalized patient includes a urinary catheter connected to a urine valve having selectable communication positions between a discharge end of the urinary catheter and either a drain or a fluid source. Preferably, the urine valve has a housing adapted to... Agent: Trask Britt
20070255166 - Contactless interconnect for transducers: A medical device for implantation within a patient comprising a lead body including a conductor within the lead body and a transducer supported by the lead body. The conductor is electrically coupled to the transducer by a conductive fluid, paste or gel. The conductive fluid, paste or gel may be... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070255169 - Clean margin assessment tool: An integrated tool is provided, having a tissue-type sensor, for determining the tissue type at a near zone volume of a tissue surface, and a distance-measuring sensor, for determining the distance to an interface with another tissue type, for (i) confirming an existence of a clean margin of healthy tissue... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070255168 - Grid and rotatable cube guide localization fixture for biopsy device: A biopsy system with a grid plate used as either a lateral or medial compression plate of a localization fixture used with a breast coil includes a rotatable guide cube that may be inserted into a desired rectangular recess in the grid plate after rotating to position a selected guide... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070255170 - Biopsy cannula adjustable depth stop: A biopsy system with a grid plate used as either a lateral or medial compression plate of a localization fixture used with a breast coil includes a rotatable guide cube that may be inserted into a desired rectangular recess in the grid plate after rotating to position a selected guide... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070255171 - Bone marrow biopsy needle: Please substitute the following paragraph(s) for the abstract now appearing in the currently filed specification: A biopsy needle for removal of tissue from a patient includes an outer tube having a distal end that has an inner diameter (IDtip) and an inner tube within said outer tube and having an... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070255172 - Micro-invasive nucleotomy device and method: An apparatus and method for removing intervertebral disc material, particularly nucleus pulposus, from a patient is provided. The apparatus generally includes a handpiece and a tissue removal mechanism connected thereto. The tissue removal mechanism includes a cannula adapted to be inserted into an intervertebral disc and having an open distal... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20070255173 - Biopsy device with integral vacuum assist and tissue sample and fluid capturing canister: A biopsy device is 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 aperture in... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070255174 - Tissue sample serial capturing 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
20070255175 - Low pressure sample collection apparatus: A low pressure sample collection apparatus includes a double-ended cap member having similarly sized plug members extending from opposite sides, a vacuum connection nipple on one side and a shaft connection portion one the opposite, a passage extending through the cap from the nipple to the shaft connection portion, a... Agent: Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
20070255177 - Devices and methods for collecting oral samples of enriched serous fluid: The present invention relates to serous fluid collection devices, and methods of using the same to collect orally samples of enriched serous fluid suitable for a target diagnostic medical procedure. Sample collection devices include at least one sample inducing region adapted to induce a flow of enriched serous fluid, and... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20070255176 - Voiding detection with learning mode: The disclosure describes an implantable stimulation system that learns to identify a voiding signature of a bladder and log the voiding events. The system may adjust stimulation therapy according to the voiding signature. The system includes an implantable neurostimulator and a sensor that senses a physiological event indicative of a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20070255180 - Lancing device cap with integrated light source: A cap for a lancing device includes a cap body with a distal end, a proximal end, an opening through the cap body from the distal end to the proximal end of thereof, and an integrated light source. The distal end of the cap has a target site contact surface... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255181 - Lancing device with integrated light source: A lancing device includes a housing, a lancing mechanism disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to lance a target site with a lancet, and an integrated light source. The integrated light source, in combination with the housing, produces an intense beam of light for illumination and a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255179 - Lancing system with lancing device-integrated light source: A lancing system includes a lancing device and a meter. The lancing device has a housing, a lancing mechanism disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to lance a target site with a lancet, and an integrated light source. The meter is configured for the analysis of a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255178 - Method for lancing a target site in low ambient light conditions: A method for lancing a target site in low ambient light conditions includes employing diffuse light produced by an integrated light source of a lancing device to achieve user spatial awareness in a low ambient light condition. The method further includes illuminating a target site, also in the low ambient... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070255182 - Vessel fill level indicating device: A vessel fill level is qualitatively determined and indicated by a device having a base and a vessel-supporting member that is resiliently suspended inwardly from and above the base. The base has an annular body with at least three stanchions, symmetrically spaced around the annular body, as well as a... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20070255183 - Crossing guide wire with corrugated shaping ribbon: A medical device with a corrugated shaping ribbon is provided. The corrugated shaping ribbon allows for the medical device, which may be provided in the form of a guide wire or catheter, specifically a crossing guide wire or catheter, to more easily navigate through the sometimes tortuous pathways of body... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull
20070255185 - Cervical dilation measurement apparatus: The present invention provides a medical device for measuring cervical dilation, where the medical device is positionable about a hand having first and second fingers, with each finger having a tip and a side surface. The medical device may include a housing, a first extension element movably coupled to the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20070255184 - Disposable labor detection patch: The invention provides a low cost, fully integrated, disposable patch for the non-invasive monitoring of labor contractions. The patch monitors EMG bursts present on a pregnant woman's abdomen via a set of electrodes embedded in the invented patch. The contraction monitor patch is thin, flexible, and incorporates EMG amplifiers, a... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070255186 - Products and methods for motor performance improvement in patients with neurodegenerative disease: The present invention is drawn to products and methods to improve the gait performance of subjects with neurodegenerative disease before and after feedback-enhanced training. The present invention has the goal of producing larger stride length in patients with neurodegenerative disease. The method includes patients walking on a treadmill while a... Agent: Conwell LLCPrevious industry: Hazardous or toxic waste destruction or containment
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