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20090030257 - Anti-microbial photodynamic therapy: Antimicrobial molecular conjugates for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms in human and animals are provided. The key to these conjugates is a special spacer connecting at least one photosensitizer to a microorganism receptor (vector) which in turn binds selectively to the surface of a... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.

20090030258 - Method and apparatus for modifying distance from a brachytherapy radiation source to sensitive anatomical structures: A balloon brachytherapy applicator has either a single or double chambers, with the capability of “blistering” outwardly at a specified area on one side of the balloon. This is useful to move sensitive tissue, such as skin or bone, farther away from a radiation source within a source guide inside... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090030259 - Radiation catheter with multilayered balloon: The disclosure is directed to catheter devices and methods for controlled application of irradiation to tissue adjacent a body site, such as cavity after removal of tissue, e.g. cancer. The catheter device includes an inflatable balloon having at least two layers. The inflatable balloon has an expansion of more than... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Patent Attorney

20090030260 - Seed anchor: A seed anchor includes a tubular anchor body having a plurality of partial cylindrical walls splayed outwardly at an axial end of the anchor body to form an anchoring structure configured to resist axial movement of the seed anchor in a direction opposite an insertion direction when the seed anchor... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090030261 - Drug delivery system: Currently, no efficient, non-invasive methods exist for delivering drugs and/or other therapeutic agents to the interior of the eye to treat or prevent disease or injury. The present invention relates to a novel method that is suitable for the delivery of any therapeutic agent (suitably modified) to the interior of... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090030262 - Baroreflex activation for sedation and sleep: Systems and methods provide baroreflex activation to treat or reduce pain and/or to cause or enhance sedation or sleep. Methods involve activating the baroreflex system to provide pain reduction, sedation, improved sleep or some combination thereof. Systems include at least one baroreflex activation device, at least one sensor for sensing... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090030263 - Sensitivity analysis for selecting therapy parameter sets: Techniques for controlling delivery of a therapy to a patient by a medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), involve a sensitivity analysis of a performance metric. The performance metric may relate to efficacy or side effects of the therapy. For example, the performance metric may comprise a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090030264 - Devices for initiating positive thinking: A device for initiating positive thinking comprising a housing for an energy source and an electronic circuit connected to the energy source and affixed within said housing. The electronic circuit having an alerting means and a means for controlling the alerting means to notify the user a determined number of... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

20090030265 - Surgical instrument for correcting hypermotility of the female urethra in exertional urinary incontinence: A surgical instrument for correcting hypermotility of the female urethra in exertional urinary incontinence, comprising a rod-like body provided with a first rounded end and a second rounded opposite end provided with a slit.... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20090030266 - Medical device to exercise urogenital muscles: A medical device being an insert comprising a shaft and a head and a plurality of spring loaded domes which in use act as electrodes to convey an electrical current via a manual dome retractor to a female subject; uses electronic stimulation to exercise and strengthen to tone the muscles... Agent: Margaret Phillipa Treanor

20090030267 - Sow stimulation saddle: A sow stimulation saddle system for stimulating a sow during artificial insemination is disclosed, and comprises a saddle for placing over a section of the loin of a sow for encompassing a portion of the loin. The saddle has a medial section between a pair of side sections, and each... Agent: Attn: Jeffrey A. Proehl Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith Pc

20090030268 - Artificial breeding techniques for bovines including semen diluents and ai apparatus: In the preferred embodiment, bovine semen is mixed with a suitable solution to form an insemination medium which is injected into the reproductive organs of a female bovine to flood the uterine horns in a nonsurgical AI procedure. The invention includes an AI instrument having a disposable, single use pipette... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090030269 - Cell-free tissue replacement for tissue engineering: The present invention is a natural, cell-free tissue replacement that does not require difficult or extensive preparation made by washing tissue replacement in a solution including one or more sulfobetaines and an anionic surface-active detergent and washing the tissue replacement in serial solutions of the buffered salt to remove excess... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20090030270 - Coronary artery bypass grafting device: A coronary artery bypass grafting device includes a plurality of attachment members each having: a flexible tube (102); a suction cup portion (101) provided in a tip end side of the flexible tube (102); a three-way cock (103) provided in the flexible tube (102); and a holding member (104) that... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090030271 - Adapter for endoscopes and related method: An adapter for endoscopic treatments has a fiber constraint device that is set at a desired maximum fiber retraction distance, and provides a physical barrier to prevent excessive fiber retraction into the endoscope. The restricted retraction prevents the fiber from firing within the endoscope, thus avoiding expensive damage to both... Agent: Mccarter & English LLP Cityplace I

20090030274 - 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: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20090030272 - Endoscopic treatment tool: An endoscopic treatment tool is provided which includes: a grasping portion that has a first shoulder portion and second shoulder portion; a current-carrying portion that protrudes out from a distal end of each of the first and second shoulder portions; a pivot portion that is disposed in the distal end... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030273 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus according to the present invention includes: a flexible sheath; an arm section having a bending part capable of bending operation and a first channel capable of inserting a procedure instrument therethrough, the arm section being disposed to protrude from a tip of the sheath; and an operation... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030275 - Imaging system: A monoscopic imaging system, for example a minimally invasive surgery imaging system, is provided which includes an image capture device for capturing images of a monoscopic, for example endoscopic, field of view, an auxiliary light source operable such that an object within the field of view casts a shadow, an... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.

20090030276 - Tissue visualization catheter with imaging systems integration: Tissue visualization catheters with imaging systems integrated within the imaging catheter system are described. The tissue-imaging apparatus relates to devices and/or methods to provide visualization of tissue regions within a body lumen such as a heart, which is filled with blood flowing dynamically therethrough. High-resolution images can be obtained by... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090030277 - Endoscope insertion portion and endoscope system: To realize an endoscope insertion portion and endoscope system capable of providing a significant propulsive function by reducing a friction between a propulsive force generation section and an insertion portion, an endoscope insertion portion comprising: an introductory tube as an insertion portion; a spiral tube as a propulsive force generation... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030278 - Electrical power supply device for endoscope and endoscope: An electrical power supply device is for an endoscope having a scope for insertion into the body of a subject. The electrical power supply device includes a temperature controller and a thermoelectric converter. The thermoelectric converter controls the temperature of the interior of the scope. The thermoelectric converter generates electricity... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090030279 - Method and system for managing power consumption in a compact diagnostic capsule: A diagnostic capsule has a sensor system, a transmitter, and a controller. The controller is configured to detect one or more target conditions external to the diagnostic capsule based on target data from the sensor system and enable the transmitter to transmit diagnostic data, wherein the diagnostic data is collected... Agent: Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20090030280 - Endoscope: An endoscope which includes a flexible tube and a protective tube placed in the flexible tube, the protective tube containing a plurality of elongated built-in components including an optical fiber bundle, characterized in that a solid lubricant containing rice-bran ceramics is interposed at interstices between the optical fibers placed in... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090030281 - Apparatus suited for use in a space which is difficultly accessible: An apparatus suitable for use in a space that is not easily accessible, comprising a distally provided head, which can be equipped with an inspection organ and/or intervention organ, and which is designed to be introduced into a cavitous body, a proximal control member remaining permanently outside the body, and... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.c.

20090030282 - Controllable dexterous endoscopic device: A selectively rigidizable endoscopic device is described. In one aspect, an endoscopic medical device is described that includes a flexible inner tube having a first lumen, a flexible outer tube that receives the inner tube, and a multiplicity of overlapping, rigidizable scale-like strips. Each scale-like strip is coupled with the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090030283 - Endoscope: An endoscope (1) having a handle (5) and a probe (2) that can be connected in an interchangeable manner, with an imaging system (40) having an imaging optic (29) and an illumination device (32) arranged in the handle (5). The handle (5), at its distal end, has a coupling (4)... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.c.

20090030284 - Overtube introducer for use in endoscopic bariatric surgery: This application describes an overtube device that gives diagnostic and/or therapeutic access to body cavities using natural orifices of the body. The overtube includes an elongate flexible body having a distal portion deflectable in response to activation of a control cable. Proximal features of the overtube include an insufflations port... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090030288 - Contact assessment of balloon catheters: A medical apparatus and system for determining contact assessment includes a catheter having an elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, and defining an injection lumen and an exhaust lumen, an expandable membrane defining a cooling chamber disposed at a point along the elongate... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.a.

20090030287 - Incented response assessment at a point of transaction: Subjects exposed to stimulus materials such stimulus associated with products and services are provided with incentives to provide response assessments at a point of transaction. The point of transaction has a time and/or location near the point of exposure to the stimulus materials and response collection. In some examples, the... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090030285 - Monitoring of use status and automatic power management in medical devices: A method is provided for automatically determining the use status of an electronic medical device (e.g., an electronic stethoscope) and/or activating such a device. The method includes providing a patient portion of the device, i.e., one or more portions of the device that, in use, are brought into contact with... Agent: Stites & Harbison Pllc

20090030286 - Patient operable data collection system: A portable interface device and a system utilizing the same are disclosed. A probe interface connects the interface device to a probe that collects data related to a physiological condition of a user in response to commands input to the interface device on the user interface. The data processor stores... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward

20090030289 - Biological information monitoring system: The biological information monitoring system according to the invention comprises a plurality of biological information sensor modules to be attached to at least one set of positions of upper and lower bodies, upper and lower extremities, ventral and dorsal surfaces, complementary upper and lower parts and complementary front and back... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20090030292 - Cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes: A cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes is provided. The cardiography system and method includes at least one sensor, a knowledge base and a processing device. The at least one sensor provides a waveform signal and a hemodynamic parameter input. The knowledge base... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20090030291 - Implantable wireless sensor: A wireless sensor for indicating a physical state within an environment includes a unitary housing defining a cavity. A structure located within the cavity of the housing has elements providing capacitance, the elements being arranged such that the distance and thereby the capacitance of the structure changes when a physical... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090030290 - Method and apparatus for automated differentiated diagnosis of illness: This method and apparatus for automated differential diagnosis of illness utilizes neural network technology to analyze information that has been collected and assimilated from multiple sources, including information concerning lifestyle and travel habits, occupational and environmental risks and other contributory factors, and compares this information to, and incorporates it into,... Agent: David S. Nagy

20090030294 - Implantable analyte sensor: An implantable analyte sensor including a sensing region for measuring the analyte and a non-sensing region for immobilizing the sensor body in the host. The sensor is implanted in a precisely dimensioned pocket to stabilize the analyte sensor in vivo and enable measurement of the concentration of the analyte in... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090030293 - Sensing device, apparatus and system, and method for operating the same: A sensing device, apparatus and system, and method for operating the same are provided. The sensing apparatus includes a first module and a second module. The first module includes a controller, a transmitter and an array of sensor elements. The controller is capable of activating one or more sensor elements... Agent: Toler Law Group

20090030295 - Instrument for measuring concentration of living body ingredient: A measuring device for measuring concentration of a biological constituent includes: an image capturing section for capturing an image of an eardrum; a processing section for generating tilt information concerning tilt of the eardrum based on a first image capturing information obtained by capturing an image of a first area... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090030296 - Predictive oximetry model and method: The invention comprises a method for determining oxygen saturation in a subject, comprising the steps of compiling a data base of measured spectral data that includes pulsatile AC and non-pulsatile DC components, and spectral values of oxyhemoglobin (oxyHb) and deoxyhemoglobin (deoxyHb); determining absorbed pulsatile components and non-pulsatile components as a... Agent: Francis Law Group

20090030297 - Implantable sensor method and system: Systems and methods for non-vascular sensor implantation and for measuring physiological parameters in areas of a body where the physiological parameters are heterogeneous. An implant unit is implanted in an area of a body and a foreign body capsule is allowed to form around the implant unit area. A sensor... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090030298 - Sensor mounting system: A sensor mounting system includes a rigid main body portion defining a housing within which is mounted a compression element. In use, the compression element provides a predetermined biasing force to force a sensor against the skin of a subject. A secondary support structure provides an adjustable biasing force to... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, Plc

20090030299 - Non-contact type tonometer: A non-contact type tonometer includes a air injector for blowing air to a cornea of a subject's eye along a reference axis to deform the cornea, a projection optical system for projecting projection light onto the subject's eye, a light-receiving optical system for receiving reflected light which is projected from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20090030300 - Accurate determination of intraocular pressure and characterization of mechanical properties of the cornea: A computer-implemented method for accurate determination of intraocular pressure (IOP) and characterization of mechanical properties of a cornea is provided that includes measuring a cornea with a probe tonometer to produce at least force versus displacement data over a range of applied forces; and forming a model of corneal constitutive... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090030301 - Method of examining dynamic cardiac electromagnetic activity and detection of cardiac functions using results thereof: A method of examining cardiac electromagnetic activity over a heart for diagnosing the cardiac functions of the heart is disclosed. The method includes collecting a plurality of sets of spatially distributed, time-varying magnetic field signals of the heart of a subject, wherein the magnetic field signals exhibit features of at... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090030302 - Magnetic resonance imaging device: The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a control unit for controlling a pulse sequence that applies an RF magnetic field and a magnetic field gradient to a subject placed in a static magnetic field and detects a magnetic resonance signal generated from the subject, and a calculation unit for processing... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090030303 - Audience response analysis using simultaneous electroencephalography (eeg) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri): Neuro-response data including Electroencephalography (EEG), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is filtered, analyzed, and combined to evaluate the effectiveness of stimulus materials such as marketing and entertainment materials. A data collection mechanism including multiple modalities such as, Electroencephalography (EEG), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Electrooculography (EOG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR),... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090030304 - Method for detecting a brain region with neurodegenerative change: A computerized method is disclosed for detecting a brain region with neurodegenerative change and also a brain region with vascular change in the brain of a patient and also an imaging arrangement suitable for this. In at least one embodiment, the method includes recording a first data record of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090030305 - Mr coil with fiber optical connection: An MRI coil system (34) comprises a local RF coil assembly (36) which includes one or more RF coil elements (38). An electronic circuit (88) is operatively connected to the RF coil elements (38), which electronic circuit (88) at least converts electrical signals into optical signals. A first connector (112)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090030306 - Endoscope shape detecting apparatus: A detecting apparatus includes: a change-over switch for switching on/off display of a scope model on a liquid crystal monitor; a position calculating portion for calculating respective positions of source coils; a scope model generating portion for generating a scope model of an electronic endoscope based on the respective positions... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030307 - Intracorporeal location system with movement compensation: A method for position tracking includes placing an internal reference probe in a reference location within a heart of a subject, and collecting and processing first location coordinates of the internal reference probe during one or more respiratory cycles so as to define a range of the location coordinates corresponding... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090030309 - Deployment of polysaccharide markers: The marker member delivery system described has a plurality of marker members disposed within a delivery tube or cannula which contain a suitable polysaccharide such as starch (e.g. corn starch or potato starch) and a binder such as methylcellulose. These marker members are preferably press-formed from powders. The system has... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Patent Attorney

20090030308 - Systems, compositions, and methods for local imaging and treatment of pain: Pain factors are labeled with targeted agents or markers delivered into the body. The labeled pain factors are imaged with appropriate imaging tools in a manner allowing selective identification and localization of areas of pain source or transmission. The labeled pain factors allow spatial differentiation in the imaging sufficient to... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090030310 - Diagnostic probe for combining positron emission measurements with ultrasonography: A system for dual-mode medical imaging is provided. The system features components for PET imaging as well as for ultrasonic imaging, with an internal probe that has components to provide capability for both. The system provides cost-efficient PET imaging for smaller regions and organs of interest than conventional full body... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090030312 - Image-guided intravascular therapy catheters: An intravascular ultrasound catheter having an imaging array and ablation electrodes is provided. The imaging array and ablation electrodes are forward facing and the catheter can be used to ablate plaque in partially or totally occluded blood vessels under real time ultrasound visualization. The ablation electrodes are integrated into the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090030311 - Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length: An end effector includes a first portion having a first specific acoustic impedance value, and a second portion having a second specific acoustic impedance value less than the first specific acoustic impedance value. The first portion includes a proximal end segment of the end effector and a distal end segment... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090030316 - Image plane stabilization for medical imaging: A medical imaging system automatically acquires two-dimensional images representing a user-defined region of interest despite motion. The plane of acquisition is updated or altered adaptively as a function of detected motion. The user-designated region of interest is then continually scanned due to the alteration in scan plane position. A multi-dimensional... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090030315 - Medical system: A medical system of the invention includes: a first medical apparatus for acquiring first biological information; a second medical apparatus for acquiring second biological information different from the first biological information; a first instruction inputting portion for providing an operational instruction to the first medical apparatus; and a second instruction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030313 - Three dimensional diagnostic ultrasonic image display: A three dimensional ultrasonic imaging system acquires 3D image data from a volumetric region and processes the image data to produce a live 3D image of the volumetric region, a 2D image of a face or a central cut plane of the volumetric region, and a 2D image of a... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090030314 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and image processing apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes a 3D tomographic image data capturing device which captures 3D tomographic image data from a 3D region inside a subject, a region-of-interest setting device which sets a 3D region of interest corresponding to the 3D region in an image memory, a surface image extracting device... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090030317 - Ultrasonic imaging devices, systems, and methods: Ultrasonic imaging devices, systems and methods that may be used to image difficult to reach locations such as internal body cavities, etc. The ultrasonic imaging devices may be embodied in endoscopes that include one ore more channels for delivering instruments and other items to the location at which the imaging... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.a.

20090030318 - Infant umbilical cord cardiac monitoring system and method: An infant umbilical cord monitoring system having a hinged housing adapted to receive both an umbilical cord clamping means and a means for measuring physiological data of the infant. A method of using an infant's umbilical cord for obtaining physiological data includes applying an umbilical cord clamping means to the... Agent: Miller Thomson LLP

20090030319 - Doppler signal spectrum calculating method and apparatus: A method and apparatus is disclosed for calculating a Doppler signal spectrum. The method includes a step of estimating parameters of a Doppler signal, and a step of resolving a predefined spectrum function using the parameters, the spectrum function being at least a function of the parameters characterizing the strength,... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090030320 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of quantitatively obtaining a blood flow velocity unaffected by angle dependence. The apparatus includes: an ultrasonic probe including ultrasonic transducers for receiving ultrasonic echoes to output reception signals; a first movement information calculating unit for calculating first movement information on movement of a mobile element... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090030321 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and sound output method for ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A vector norm N, an azimuthal angle θ and an angle of elevation φ which represent the velocity (blood flow velocity) of a specimen such as blood flow are acquired by a three-dimensional angle correction velocity vectorization section as three-dimensional fluid vector data indicating the three-dimensional flow direction and flow... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090030322 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasonic imaging method: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit which acquires B-mode image information on an imaging region lying within a subject; a display unit which displays the B-mode image information thereon; a contrast agent inflow start detecting device which detects an inflow timing at which a contrast agent administered... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090030323 - Ultrasound and microbubbles in ocular diagnostics and therapies: The present disclosure described methods, systems, and techniques for applying contrast-enhanced ultrasound to locate areas of blockage within retinal vessels and to break up clots that are causing damage. In addition to identifying the damaged area, the researchers anticipate that the initial image may serve as a baseline for monitoring... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090030324 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method for controlling the same: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the present invention includes: a transmitting section 14 for driving an ultrasonic probe 13 to send an ultrasonic transmitted wave to an organism's tissue; a receiving section 15 for amplifying an ultrasonic reflected wave, produced by getting the transmitted wave reflected by the tissue and... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090030325 - Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic endscope, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: In an ultrasonic probe to be used in an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus for medical use, ultrasonic transducers are cooled while sufficiently absorbing ultrasonic waves released to the back of the ultrasonic transducers without causing attenuation of ultrasonic waves transmitted or received by the ultrasonic transducers. The ultrasonic probe includes: an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090030326 - Urinary bladder ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and method of use thereof: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and method for the urinary bladder. The ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus has a preliminary scan mode and a scan mode. The ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus first operates in the preliminary scan mode and operates in the scan mode after accurately detecting the location... Agent: The Rafferty Patent Law Firm

20090030327 - Optical coupler for in vivo examination of biological tissue: A spectrophotometric system for examination of biological tissue of interest includes a light source, a light coupling system, a light detector, and a processor. The light source is constructed and arranged to emit a light beam of visible or infra-red radiation. The light coupling system includes at least one mirror... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d Pc

20090030328 - Method of estimating pulse wave velocity: A method of estimating blood pressure Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) in the aorta from a recording of a pressure waveform at a single site. The method comprises the following steps: 1. measuring the patient's arterial pressure relative to time in order to estimate a central pressure waveform (CPW); 2. estimating... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090030330 - Disposable active pulse sensor: A disposable active pulse sensor has an emitter that generates optical radiation having a plurality of wavelengths, a detector that is responsive to the optical radiation and an unbalanced electrical motor that vibrates when energized. A tape assembly removably attaches the emitter, the detector and the unbalanced electrical motor to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090030329 - Pulse wave measuring apparatus manufactured with suppressed cost: A pulse wave measuring apparatus includes a pump (9) and a three-port valve (10). The pump (9) includes an exhaust port (91) and an intake port (92), and performs an operation to introduce gas in an air tube (32) from the intake port (92) and discharge the gas into an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090030332 - microfabricated cardiac sensor with tactile feedback and method and apparatus for calibrating the same using a plurality of signals: A plurality of sensor data acquired from the heart using novel microfabricated sensors is compared to analogous data derived by conventional imaging modalities extrinsic to the heart. The cross-correlation of corresponding signals facilitates the development of sensor nanotechnologies including a catheter for performing ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and a biocompatible... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman Pc

20090030331 - Lead assembly having a tethered sensor and methods related thereto: A lead assembly includes a lead body and a tether coupled thereto. The tether includes at least one sensor, such as a pressure sensor.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090030333 - Heart rate monitor for swimmers: There provided a heart rate monitor that includes a pair of electrodes, a program control panel having a power supply, a vibration feedback module for advising the user when predetermined heart rates have been reached, and a data retrieval member. The electrodes are arranged to be in contact with the... Agent: B. Craig Killough

20090030334 - Implantable heart sound sensor with noise cancellation: An implantable medical device system senses a first signal using a first acoustical sensor adapted to be operatively positioned in a first internal body location for sensing heart sounds in a patient. The system includes a second acoustical sensor adapted to be operatively positioned in a second internal body location... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090030335 - Method and apparatus for respiratory monitoring: The method and the apparatus are used for monitoring a patient's breathing. A respiratory movement of the patient is detected by means of a thoracic expansion sensor that is placed near the rib cage and by means of an abdominal expansion sensor that is placed near the abdomen. Moreover, a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090030336 - Apparatus and detecting anomaly and method thereof: An apparatus for detecting an anomaly and method thereof are disclosed, by which a size and location of an anomaly of a beast cancer and the like can be precisely detected as well as a presence or non-presence of the anomaly based on data measured on a surface of a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090030337 - Methods for the assessment of neuromuscular function by f-wave latency: Methods are provided for the assessment of neuromuscular function by F-wave latency. Stimuli are applied to a nerve that traverses a wrist or an ankle joint of an individual. Stimulation of the nerve causes a muscle innervated by that nerve to respond, thereby generating a myoelectric potential. One component of... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio

20090030338 - Access guide and methods of using the same: Devices and methods for guiding surgical tools are disclosed. The guided surgical tools can be used to extract body tissue from an enclosed body cavity. The guide can have multiple channels for the surgical tools to pass through the guide. The channels can converge and exit at a single exit... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090030339 - Apparatus and method for motorised placement of needle: The present invention provides a method and apparatus to insert a needle through a predetermined trajectory and with a predetermined depth, in order to reach a target accurately within soft tissue, under ultrasound imaging guidance. The invention can be applied to carry out, for example, prostate biopsy, or prostate brachytherapy.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090030340 - Biopsy needle with different cross-sectional shapes and associated trap doors: A biopsy needle has a forward needle opening that can be closed off with a trap door. The trap door is pivotally mounted to a flat top surface inside the needle opening. As the needle is extracted, a forward blade of the trap door cuts into the biopsy tissue and... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090030342 - Apparatus and method for releasing a sample of material: A first aspect of the present invention provides for devices to facilitate the release of sample materials from sample acquisition devices. The device comprises an abrasion element comprising at least one constriction or projection. A second aspect of the present invention provides for methods in which to use the devices... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090030341 - Sample release system: Devices to process a sample are configured to releasably attach a sample acquisition device to a drive mechanism that provides rotational and/or vibrational motion to the sample acquisition device. The devices can be used in sample processing methods to dislodge sample materials from the sample acquisition device. Sample processing methods... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090030343 - Process for the production of interchangeable vacuum test tube holders for taking blood samples and product obtained therefrom: A process for the production of a tubular holder for vacuum test tubes and the holder obtained therefrom. The process includes the steps of inserting a straight needle into the holder and the subsequent bending of the needle, so that the outer end of the needle is first connected to... Agent: Themis Intellectual Property Counsel

20090030344 - control system for a lower limb prosthesis or orthosis: In a control system for a lower limb prosthesis or orthosis, a plurality of sensors generate sensor signals representing kinematic measurements (21) relating to the movement of segments of a prosthesis or orthosis (e.g. a thigh segment and a shank segment). The sensor signals are applied in a comparison stage... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090030345 - Method and device for the recognition of the position or movement of a device or a person: This method uses two sets of sensors to estimate certain characteristics of the movement of a device or a person or states, especially postures, they adopt. A first, abundant, set of sensors (1) is removed after a learning phase where it records with certainty the states obtained by interpreting first... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090030348 - Concurrently measuring a force exerted upon each of a plurality of teeth: A system and method for concurrently measuring a force exerted upon a tooth is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, the system includes a target tooth attached to a force gauge which is coupled to a motion module for adjusting the tooth to a reference position. The method includes... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090030346 - Device and method for measuring continuous swallowing motion: A swallowing movement measuring device is disclosed that has plural pressure sensors which are arranged in a line and supported in a vertical direction and a tool for wearing the pressure sensors and for fixing the pressure sensors to touch an anterior region of the neck of a subject. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090030347 - Orthodontic force measurement system: A method for concurrently measuring a force exerted upon each of a plurality of teeth is disclosed. A dentition crown connecting rod associated with a force gauge is positioned such that a dentition crown coupled to the dentition crown connecting rod may be received within a corresponding cavity of a... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090030349 - Angular displacement sensor for joints and associated system and methods: A system for monitoring joint position following introduction of a joint prosthesis in a patient includes a first angular movement sensor positioned adjacent a first side of a bodily joint of a patient and a second angular movement sensor positioned adjacent a second, opposite side of the bodily joint. A... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.a.

20090030350 - Gait analysis: A method and system for analysing gait patterns of a subject by measuring head acceleration in vertical direction. The system comprises an accelerometer mounted on the head of the subject. The analysis includes calculating a signature from the acceleration data, using a Fourier transform, including energy of the first harmonics... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.

01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090023975 - Cannula for heart chamber implantation and related systems and methods: A cannula for implantation into a chamber of a heart includes an elongate body having a lumen extending along a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end. The first and second ends define openings into the lumen and the second end includes a flat portion. A flared tip... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090023976 - Implantable middle ear hearing device having tubular vibration transducer to drive round window: An implantable middle ear hearing device having a tubular vibration transducer to drive a round window is designed to input sound to a round window opposite an oval window in an inner ear. The tubular vibration transducer has a unique structure that does not attenuate the magnitude of a signal,... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, Llc

20090023977 - Method of treatment to improve concentration and/or memory in a subject in need thereof: The present invention is directed to a method of treatment to improve at least one of concentration, memory, cognitive performance, and stress-relief in a subject in need thereof by controlled administration of synchronized flashes of light and pulsed tones.... Agent: David S. Resnick

20090023978 - Needle design for male transobturator sling: Described are surgical instruments for use in surgical procedures, related methods, systems, and kits, the instruments including features that optionally include one or more specific dimensions, and features that may result in an ergonomic advantage during use.... Agent: Kagan Binder, Pllc

20090023979 - Device for the prevention of incontinence, especially urinary incontinence: The invention relates to a device for the prevention of incontinence, especially urinary incontinence, with an expandable balloon (3) that is connected to at least one fluid conduit (6) by means of which the volume of the balloon (3) can be adjusted. The band is embodied as a porous tube... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090023980 - Animal insemination sheath apparatus: The present invention includes apparatuses for artificially inseminating animals which 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 the sheath to seal it, the... Agent: Mark D Miller Kimble, Macmichael & Upton

20090023981 - Vein harvesting system and method: A tissue illumination system and a method for harvesting a section of a blood vessel from a patient's body for further use. The tissue illumination system includes a light catheter inserted into a lumen of the blood vessel section to illuminate the vessel section and vessel side branches with an... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa 650 Third Avenue South

20090023982 - Apparatus and method for incision-free vaginal prolapse repair: t

20090023974 - Pharmacy based method and algorithm for handling of radioactive pharmaceuticals and generating of reports therefor: An algorithm for generating of a program, as well as an associated method for handling of radioactive pharmaceuticals by a pharmacy so that data may be maintained on the acquisition, dispensing and handling of the radioactive pharmaceuticals and the disposition thereof. The algorithm and method allow for data to be... Agent: Venable LLP

20090023984 - Device for insufflating the interior of a gastric cavity of a patient: A method for laparoscopically preventing insufflation of the small bowel during gastric procedures includes applying an obstruction member at the pyloric sphincter to block the passage of gas from the gastric cavity into the small bowel and insufflating the gastric cavity.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman Llc

20090023985 - Endoluminal instrument management system: Endoluminal instrument management systems are described herein which allow one or more operators to manage multiple different instruments utilized in endoluminal procedures. Responsibility for instrumentation management between one or more operators may be configured such that a first set of instruments is controlled by a primary operator and a second... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090023983 - Surgical methods and devices with movement assistance: Methods and devices are provided for facilitating movement of a surgical tool through a tortuous pathway in the body. The devices and methods disclosed herein can be used in conventional, open surgical procedures, and they are particularly useful in minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as endoscopic procedures. In one aspect,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090023986 - Vessel harvesting: Apparatus and method for harvesting selected vessels in the body of a patient include manual manipulation of a rigid dissecting endoscope and the reconfiguration thereof to facilitate tissue dissection and tissue dilation in the formation of an anatomical space about the vessel within which side-branch vessels may be manipulated in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090023987 - Endoscope apparatus: At the time of treatment, an observation image is set in the vertical direction in such a manner that the upper part is located above (HU) the end face and the lower part is located below (HD) the end face. The retaining member is arranged movably between a position projecting... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090023989 - Endoscope system and medical instrument: An endoscope system according to the present invention includes: an endoscope equipped with a long insertion portion; a medical instrument which includes a treating portion installed in a distal part and used to perform various treatments in a body cavity and a long sheath including a rigid portion with predetermined... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090023988 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument includes a rigid hollow shank (2) and a tool (8) at the distal instrument end. The tool (8) is driven in rotation via a drive shaft (14), which is guided within the hollow shank (2). At the distal end of the hollow shank (2), the tool (8)... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090023990 - Probe manipulator: A probe manipulator which has a grip device that can be held by a user in order to facilitate manipulation of a probe when the latter has been inserted into a channel of an endoscope. Connection devices are provided for releasably connecting the grip device to the probe in such... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090023991 - Biological observation apparatus: A biological observation apparatus comprises a color image signal creating section that performs signal processing on either a first image pickup signal for which a subject to be examined illuminated by white illumination light is picked up by a color filter having a transmitting characteristic of a plurality of broadband... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090023992 - Device and method for viewing a body lumen: A device and method for viewing a body lumen are provided. An assembly of a capsule endoscope and an endoscope is inserted into a body lumen. The capsule endoscope is positioned within the body lumen at a predetermined distance from the endoscope, and images are obtained from opposite sides of... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090023993 - System and method for combined display of medical devices: A method and system to display combined information about an in-vivo lumen using several in vivo devices as data sources. A method is provided for interfacing different in vivo devices and viewing integrated results, on a combined display, by receiving in vivo data of at least two in vivo sensing... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090023994 - Endoscope insertion portion and endoscope: In order to realize an endoscope insertion portion and an endoscope system easily inserted into the body cavity such as a large intestine and is capable of improvement of invertibility into the body cavity without imposing pain on a patient, an endoscope insertion portion of the present invention includes an... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090023995 - Surgical instrument guide device: An instrument guide device comprises an elongated guide shaft having proximal and distal ends and including an instrument lumen for receiving therethrough a manually operated instrument having an instrument shaft. A distal bendable member is disposed at the distal end of the guide shaft and a proximal bendable member is... Agent: David M. Driscoll, Esq.

20090023996 - Insertion assisting device and endoscope apparatus: An insertion assisting device 60 has an insertion path 70 into which an insertion portion 12 of an endoscope 100 is inserted and has a substantially tubular shape. The insertion assisting device 60 includes a ventilation opening 90 that is formed on a distal-end surface or outer circumferential surface thereof,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090023997 - device for insufflating the interior of a gastric cavity of a patient: A method for endoscopically preventing insufflation of the small bowel during gastric procedures includes applying an obstruction member at the pyloric sphincter to block the passage of gas from the gastric cavity into the small bowel and insufflating the gastric cavity.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman Llc

20090023998 - Rear view endoscope sheath: The present invention relates to an endoscope sheath, more specifically to an endoscope sheath that provides rear view of a hollow body organ when used in conjunction with a corresponding endoscope at the same time when the corresponding endoscope provides forward view of the hollow organ. The endoscope sheath is... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090023999 - Miniature optical head with integrated scanning for producing a homogeneous image and confocal imaging system using said head: A miniature confocal optical head (4) for a confocal imaging system, in particular endoscopic, includes a point source (2a) for producing a light beam (13); a ball lens (12) arranged at the tip of the optical head, partly outside, to cause the light beam to converge in an excitation point... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090024000 - Endoscope device: An endoscope device includes an optical coupler, an image pickup module, a second bundle of optical fibers, a photodetector and an image processing module. The optical coupler has an input end optically coupled to a light source, a first output end and a second output end. The image pickup module... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090024003 - Accurate method to assess disease severity in clinical trials concerning psychopathology: The invention provides for an accurate method to assess disease severity in clinical trials involving psychopathology, which method comprises the sequence of a) making audiovisual, identified and patient-observer-linked recordings of interviews between observers and patients; c) presenting the identified recordings for review to one or more reference observers; d) asking... Agent: Organon Usa, Inc. C/o Schering-plough Corporation

20090024001 - Manometry probe and data visualization: A manometry probe and data visualization system. An anorectal probe may include sensors disposed on a probe structure along a circumferential dimension of the probe. A data visualization system may provide visual representations of pressure information detected along a circumferential dimension of a region within an organism.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090024002 - Monitoring device for patient and monitoring system and method using same: A monitoring system includes a mobile communication device, a base station, and a monitoring device. The mobile communication device is used for detecting physiological parameters of a patient and transmitting first wireless signals carrying the physiological parameters and an identification of the patient. The monitoring device is used for receiving... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090024008 - Method and a device for simplifying a diagnostic assessment of a mechanically ventilated patient: The invention relates to a method for acquiring several changing values and representing the acquired values on a monitoring screen, as well as to a device with a screen in order, on this, to represent changing values acquired during ventilation of the patient. The device comprises means for acquiring at... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.c.

20090024005 - Method and apparatus for determining wellness based on decubitus posture: An example method includes monitoring a first posture including a first lateral decubitus posture (LDP), recording a first LDP record based on the first LDP, computing a first posture trend based on the first LDP record and determining and providing a wellness indication based on the first posture trend.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090024004 - Method and apparatus for monitoring body temperature, respiration, heart sound, swallowing, and medical inquiring: The invention provides a method as well as a device for the monitoring of body temperature, respiration, heart sound, swallowing, and offering medical inquiries. It comprises a sensor, a monitoring device, and medical devices. Installing proper sensors on the user's body and making the users wear necessary medical devices. The... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Int''l Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20090024006 - Method of appraising a mammal's health: An improved method of appraising a mammal's health includes the steps of: measuring the values of a plurality of factors indicative of different health parameters at a first time; normalizing the measured values of said factors at the first time; and arranging such normalized measured values at said first time... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090024007 - System to transmit vital signals from moving body with dynamic external disturbance and to compensate artifact thereof: The present invention relates to a system to transmit vital signals from a moving human body in the presence of dynamic external disturbance and to compensate for artifacts thereof. More specifically, it relates to a system to compensate for artifacts caused by external noise during measurement of vital signals, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090024009 - Body fluid sampling device with a capacitive sensor: A body fluid sensing device with a body fluid capture structure and a body fluid measurement sensor positioned in the body fluid capture structure. A capacitance sensor is coupled to the body fluid measurement sensor. The capacitance sensor is used to assist in the positioning of a body part relative... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090024010 - Hand-held analysis device having different setting modes: A handheld analysis device for examining a sample of body fluid, such as blood to analyze blood glucose, has a setting mode for changing various device settings to improve the changing of device settings. The handheld analysis device comprises a measurement unit, a microprocessor, a segment display, and an operating... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090024012 - Method and apparatus for measuring blood oxygen saturation: A method and apparatus are disclosed for measuring blood oxygen saturation by using spectrophotometry to improve the accuracy of the measurement under a condition of low perfusion.... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090024011 - Non-invasive determination of the concentration of a blood substance: In order to provide a non-invasive and continuous concentration measurement with the technology of standard pulse oximeters, an a priori relationship is created, through an in-vivo tissue model including a nominal estimate of a tissue parameter indicative of the concentration of a blood substance. The a priori relationship is indicative... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090024014 - Method and apparatus for measuring pulse rate and oxygen saturation achieved during exercise: In order to measure a pulse rate and an oxygen saturation of a subject who is in an exercised state, each of two pulse wave signals obtained from the subject is separated into a signal component and a noise component. A frequency spectrum of the signal component and a frequency... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, Pllc

20090024013 - Physical performance monitoring and monitors: Methods and systems are disclosed for determining an anaerobic threshold and/or an oxygen consumption rate in a human or animal subject. The methods include exposing a tissue of the subject to illumination radiation, collecting emitted radiation from the tissue, the emitted radiation including a portion of the illumination radiation reflected... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc

20090024015 - Sensing element having an adhesive backing: The present invention is directed to a sensing element that comprises a flexible substrate having first and second opposite surfaces; at least one sensor disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate; an adhesive layer substantially covering the second surface of the flexible substrate; and a release liner releasably... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090024016 - Continuous measurement and mapping of physiological data: A catheter has a plurality of sensors and electrodes, wherein the sensors are arranged alternately and spaced apart from each other. A system for continuous measurement and mapping of physiological data may use such a catheter with a coupling unit for insulated coupling of the plurality of sensors with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090024017 - Electrophysiological sensor, weak electrical signal conditioning circuit and method for controlling said circuit: An electrophysiological sensor, weak electrical signal conditioning circuit and method for controlling the circuit as provided. The sensor includes rigid filiform conducting nanostructures connected to a conducting substrate and operable to penetrate an organic tissue. The circuit includes an instrumentation amplifier with an input connected to a first electrode in... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090024018 - Anatomical imaging system: Embodiments include a medical device, an apparatus, and a method. The medical device includes a tube portion shaped and sized for airway passage insertion and having at least one pathway therethrough; and a stylet of at least one shape-transforming material, configured for insertion in one of said at least one... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene

20090024019 - Methods and apparatuses for detecting analytes in biological fluid of an animal: Methods and devices for detecting an analyte are provided. An analyte binding molecule is fixed to a nanoparticle to form a nanoparticle complex. The analyte binding molecule is capable of binding an analyte. The nanoparticle complex is introduced into one of a circulatory system of an animal or biological fluid... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090024020 - Automated system for interventional breast magnetic resonance imaging: In an interventional breast procedure, a magnetic resonance tracking sequence (80) is executed to determine (i) tracked positions of a plurality of active probe tracking coils (50) disposed with a probe (42) of an interventional instrument (40) and (ii) tracked positions of one or more active assembly tracking coils (52)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090024021 - Methods and systems for using transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional brain mapping for examining cortical sensitivity, brain communication, and effects of medication: Transcranial magnetic stimulation is interleaved with functional brain imaging to examine cortex sensitivity and brain communication and to determine efficacy of medication.... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090024022 - System and method for lymph node imaging using co-registration of ct and mr imagery: A method for imaging lymph nodes includes acquiring first magnetic resonance (MR) image data pertaining to a subject prior to administration of lymphotropic nanoparticles. Second MR image data pertaining to the subject is acquired after administration of lymphotropic nanoparticles. The first and second MR image data are registered using non-rigid... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090024023 - Thermal surgical monitoring: An apparatus is disclosed for monitoring a thermal surgical procedure including a thermal camera for monitoring temperature at a plurality of locations within at least a portion of a surgical field undergoing thermal surgical treatment and generating a series of thermal images based on said monitoring, a processor for processing... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090024024 - Venous access port assembly with x-ray discernable indicia: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (22) with a discharge stem (16), a septum (14), a cap (20) and an interior reservoir (26). The port assembly (10) is provided with X-ray discernable indicia (60,62) to identify an attribute of the assembly (10) after its implantation and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090024025 - System and method for performing at least one of a vertebroplasty procedure, a kyphoplasty procedure, an electroencephalography (eeg) procedure and intraoperative electromyography (emg) procedure using a robot-controlled imaging system: In at least one embodiment, the present application is directed to a method. The method includes performing at least one of a vertebroplasty procedure, a kyphoplasty procedure, an electroencephalography (EEG) procedure and intraoperative electromyography (EMG) on a patient, and using an imaging system including at least an x-ray source and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090024026 - Imaging system: An imaging system (100) for generating a three-dimensional image of a body part of a patient (102). The imaging system (100) comprises a sensor head (101) that is moved relative to the patient by a robot (103) to conduct a scan of the body part. The sensor head (101) comprises... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090024027 - Tubing connector, front loadable syringe, and injector: A syringe for an injector that has at its nozzle end a connection to the fluid delivery tubing that prevents, reduces, or eliminates fluid leaks, by virtue of a ridge on the external surfaces of the connector which engage to tubing. Furthermore, the syringe and injector are configured to permit... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090024028 - Method and system for evaluating images: A method and system for evaluating images is disclosed herein. A method for evaluating non-ultrasound images using an ultra-sound imaging system comprises: obtaining plurality of ultrasound images using the ultrasound imaging system and fetching a plurality of non-ultrasound DICOM images to the ultrasound imaging system. Once the images are obtained,... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090024030 - Methods and systems for guiding the acquisition of ultrasound images: A method of presenting a suggested path for an ultrasound probe along a patient's surface includes obtaining a three-dimensional, non-ultrasound image of the patient and an ultrasound image of the patient. A treatment area is defined within the within the three-dimensional, non-ultrasound image, and using the images, defining a scanning... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090024029 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus which forms a three-dimensional bloodstream image by reference to volume data obtained from a three-dimensional space within a living organism. Binarization processing and three-dimensional labeling processing are applied to velocity volume data, to thereby generate three-dimensional mask data. At this time, because a bloodstream object has... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090024031 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic transmission/reception unit and an image generating unit. The ultrasonic transmission/reception unit transmits a first ultrasonic pulse having a maximum amplitude in a positive pressure, a second ultrasonic pulse having a maximum amplitude in a negative pressure and a third ultrasonic pulse derived by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090024035 - Multi stage beamforming: Beamforming for N elements in performed in log(N) steps of complexity O(N). The signals measured at each element are treated as a receive beam formed by that element with a beam width equal to the element pattern or the width of the transmit illumination. In each of multiple stages, the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090024034 - Relative position determination medical ultrasound scans: Using a conformal array or an ultrasound probe sequentially positioned at different locations, scans of overlapping regions are performed. A fiber optic sensor or light intensity based sensor determines the relative position of the probe or arrays for each of the scans. This relative position simplifies data correlation by limiting... Agent: Siemens Corporation Attn: Elsa Keller, Legal Administrator

20090024032 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitting section for driving a probe transmitting an ultrasonic wave to a subject; a receiving section for amplifying a reflected echo, produced by getting the ultrasonic wave reflected by a tissue and received at the probe, to generate a received signal; an image processing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090024033 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus which forms a three-dimensional bloodstream image by reference to volume data obtained from a three-dimensional space within a living organism. A modified maximum value detection method is applied along each ray. Search of a maximum value is sequentially executed from a search start point, and at... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090024036 - Method and apparatus for multiple transmit contrast imaging: A method for measuring a non-linear response from a target using an imaging apparatus includes transmitting a signal towards a region of interest from a transducer at a first amplitude and measuring a first response thereto, and transmitting, from the transducer towards the region of interest, at least one additional... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090024037 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method of acquiring ultrasonic images: Transmitting and receiving ultrasound with repetition frequency that corresponds to velocity range indicating the measurable velocity to and from a diagnostic site that contains moving fluid within a body to be examined. Generating Doppler spectrum image showing velocity of moving fluid based on signals obtained from transmission and reception of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090024038 - Acoustic imaging probe incorporating photoacoustic excitation: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for a photoacoustic imaging probe for use in a photoacoustic imaging system, whereby the probe is comprised of a cohesive composite, acoustic lens incorporating aspheric geometry and exhibiting low or practically no measurable dispersion of acoustic waves constructed of at least one material... Agent: David Bassett

20090024039 - Handheld volumetric ultrasound scanning device: An apparatus and related methods for ultrasonically scanning a tissue volume are described, the apparatus being particularly advantageous in the context of freehand ultrasound assisted biopsy of the breast although readily applied to non-biopsy contexts and other body parts. The apparatus comprises a casing configured and dimensioned for single-handed manipulation... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090024040 - Wall-contacting intravascular ultrasound probe catheters: The present invention provides intravascular diagnostic catheters that include one or more wall-contacting/wall-approaching probes including IVUS probe elements and diagnostic systems including such catheters, for the evaluation and diagnosis of blood vessels. Also provided are intravascular catheters in which the wall-contacting/wall-approaching probes further include an optical probe element and systems... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090024041 - Apparatus for measuring bio-information: Disclosed is an apparatus for measuring bio-information of a user. The apparatus includes an input device for receiving basic bio-information of the user, a first light source radiating a first light having a first wavelength on the surface of the skin, a second light source radiating a second light having... Agent: Cha & Reiter, Llc

20090024042 - Method and system for monitoring ventricular function of a heart: A method for monitoring a right atrial pressure (RAP) and a left atrial pressure (LAP) for diagnosis of a heart condition includes positioning a transseptal device with respect to a pulmonary artery to monitor at least one flow characteristic of blood through the pulmonary artery. The transseptal device is configured... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090024043 - Methods, devices and systems for the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (sids) and the diagnosis and treatment of infants predisposed to sids: Methods and systems for preventing the underlying anatomical cause that gives rise to a predisposition to SIDS are provided. Methods and systems are provided for the diagnosis of infants predisposed to SIDS. Methods and systems are provided for the therapeutic treatment of infants predisposed to SIDS. A treatment device includes... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.c.

20090024044 - Data recording for patient status analysis: A method and system for analyzing the status of a subject. A cordless recording device comprising a set of electrodes is attached on the forehead of the subject to collect brain wave signal data from the subject. Based on the brain wave signal data, status information indicative of the status... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090024045 - Mechanical function marker channel for cardiac monitoring and therapy control: The implantable medical device (IMD) system disclosed here utilizes one or more cardiac sensors that measure mechanical characteristics of the heart, such as left ventricular acceleration or right ventricular pressure. The raw sensor data is collected and processed by the IMD, which derives one or more mechanical event marker signals... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090024046 - Apparatus and method for detection of one lung intubation by monitoring sounds: A method and a device for the acoustic detection of a one lung intubation situation in a human subject are disclosed. According to some embodiments, the disclosed method includes computing an autoregressive moving average (ARMA) or an autoregressive function of electrical signals received from acoustic detectors placed at different locations... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090024047 - Devices and methods for respiration therapy: Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for respiration therapy, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes a system for providing respiration therapy to a patient, including an implantable device comprising a chronically implanted respiration sensor, the respiration sensor configured to generate a signal indicative... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.l.c.

20090024048 - Respiration detecting means: The present application is directed to a detector to detect or generate measuring signals that are indicative of the respiration of a person, wherein said detector can be used advantageously in view of hygiene and stands out due to a simple and robust configuration. According to a first aspect, the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090024050 - Computational user-health testing: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting user brain activity measurement data; selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user brain activity measurement data; and applying the at least one user-health test function to at least one... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene

20090024049 - Cross-modality synthesis of central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data: An cross-modality response synthesizer analyzes and enhances central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data to a evaluate subject response to stimuli. A data collection mechanism obtains response data from a subject exposed to stimuli, such as marketing and entertainment stimuli. The cross-modality response synthesizer aligns and combines response... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20090024051 - Estimation of f-wave times of arrival (toa) for use in the assessment of neuromuscular function: A method and apparatus for the assessment of neuromuscular function by estimating motor unit F-wave component time of arrival (TOA), comprising: (i) determining and comparing F-wave component features so as to accurately identify individual F-wave components; (ii) repeatedly searching the individual F-wave components and extracting additional individual F-wavelets where possible... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.c.

20090024053 - Body composition measuring apparatus: A CPU (134) of a body composition measuring apparatus (100) drives a navel position indicator (118) so that it emits light. The height of a frame (114) is adjusted so that a beam of light from navel position indicator (118) irradiates the navel of a human subject. Plural sensors (106)... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP Ip Group, Columbia Square

20090024052 - Method and probe for measuring the impedance of human or animal body tissue: A method for determining whether a probe for measuring the impedance of human or animal body tissue has been placed over a boundary between different tissue types is described. The probe used in the method comprises at least a first (16), a second (22), a third (18) and a fourth... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090024054 - Implantable medical device: The invention relates to an implantable medical device which has sensors for recognizing the health status of the bodily tissue surrounding the implantable medical device in a sensor.... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.c.

20090024055 - All-in-one biological specimen collecting, transporting and analyzing device: A device for collecting, shipping and analyzing a pathological specimen comprises a collector stick projecting from the inside of the stopper of a first tubular vessel containing a solution. The bottom of the vessel has a hole sealed by a frangible barrier. When the first vessel is inserted into a... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20090024056 - Coaxial needle assembly: An adjustable coaxial needle assembly for placement into a tissue mass prior to a biopsy procedure comprises a guide cannula assembly, a stylet, and a throw calibrator. The stylet is selectively coaxially received by the guide cannula, which is in turn coaxially received by the throw calibrator. The effective length... Agent: Mcgarry Bair Pc

20090024057 - Catheter: A catheter for insertion into a blood vessel, the catheter having a sampling part arranged to capture a blood sample at a plurality of locations along a length of the blood vessel and an apparatus arranged to analyse blood taken from a plurality of locations along the length of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090024058 - Device for sampling oral fluid: A device for the collection of oral fluid from a subject's oral cavity may include a sample-collecting mouthpiece and a one-way valve. The mouthpiece may include a collecting chamber, introducible into the oral cavity of the subject for collecting oral fluid, and a resiliently deformable wall section defining at least... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group (w/isa)

20090024059 - Device and method for obtaining body fluid: A device is disclosed for obtaining body fluid, in particular blood, comprising a lancing element having a tip for puncturing the skin of a body part and an actuator coupled with the lancing element for a forward and backward movement of the lancing element, where the lancing element can be... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090024060 - Sample collector: A collector includes a collecting element that receives a sample of bodily fluid. The collecting element may be an absorbent pad that has been treated with a surfactant to optimize recovery of analytes from the sample and/or their absorbance onto the absorbent material. An extractor is operably connected to a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090024061 - Driving force calculating device, driving force calculating method, power assisting device, program, and computer-readable storage medium: In one embodiment of the present invention, a driving force calculating device calculates a driving force so that a desired load is applied on a muscle while a power assisting device assists and/or resists a predetermined motion. A driving force calculating section of a driving force calculating device calculates a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090024062 - Wearable device having feedback characteristics: A wearable device having feedback characteristics including a compliant article that is arranged to extend over an anatomical portion of a wearer. Sensors provided with the wearable device detect the orientation of a joint and send signals to a processor for analysis. When the processor determines that the joint is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090018383 - Expandable brachytherapy device with expandable cage having a controlled diameter: A brachytherapy device may include an expandable outer cage an expandable inner cage positioned within the outer cage and configured to receive radioactive material at its perimeter. The expandable inner cage may be configured to expand, and the outer cage may be configured to expand to a variable diameter greater... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090018384 - Portable, modular transcranial magnetic stimulation device: A portable, modular transcranial magnetic stimulation device comprises a power supply unit, an energy storage unit, a charge recovery unit, a control unit, and at least one stimulation coil unit. The power supply unit generates specified voltages from a low voltage supply. The energy storage unit stores voltage received from... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

20090018385 - Urethra pressure control valve to control incontinence: A surgically implantable urethra pressure control adjustable valve for male and female patients is described. The valve comprises a clamp positionable about a urethra in a patient's body. The clamp has a circumferential wall having a first and a second opening. The openings are oppositely spaced apart at predetermined locations... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090018386 - Seeding implantable medical devices with cells: The invention is directed to apparatus and methods for seeding an implantable medical device, such as a vascular prosthesis, with cells, such as endothelial cells. The invention supports techniques for seeding a luminal surface of the device with axial centrifugation. Cells are introduced in suspension into the lumen of the... Agent: Haugen Law Firm

20090018387 - Repair of vaginal prolapse: Described are methods and devices useful for treating pelvic prolapse, such as vaginal prolapse, the methods involving a tissue path that extends through pelvic floor (muscle) tissue.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090018388 - Penile prosthesis: A male impotence treatment apparatus comprises an adjustable prosthesis device implanted in an impotent patient. The prosthesis device engages the corpus cavernosum or penile tissue of the patient to provide flaccid or erect state of the penis. An implanted adjustment device is adapted to adjust the prosthesis such that the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090018389 - Methods and systems for tissue manipulation: An endoluminal treatment device and method includes introducing an endoluminal device into a lumen of a patient and engaging a wall of the lumen with an implant device. The implant device can be a drug delivery device or medical device.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090018390 - Medical system: A medical system according to the present invention includes: a medical instrument provided with a treatment portion for performing treatment operations on living body tissue; a treatment portion displacement mechanism for displacing the position of the treatment portion of the medical instrument; a treatment detection portion that detects whether the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090018391 - Methods and devices for placement of an intra-abdominal or intra-thoracic appliance through a natural body orifice: Natural orifice transenteric surgical methods and devices for placing a semi-circumferential appliance around a hollow bodily organ such as the stomach. In one alternative embodiment, such an appliance is placed in order to reduce the inner volume of the stomach.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090018393 - Catheter for in vivo imaging: A catheter for in vivo imaging comprising a monolithic outer sheath terminating in a monolithic atraumatic tip having a guidewire lumen. The catheter for in vivo imaging comprising a rotary drive shaft that passes through a central lumen of the monolithic outer sheath to impart rotary motion.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C.

20090018392 - Endoscope: An endoscope (1) has a handle (2) as well as a probe part (3) that can be connected thereto via a coupling (4), with an illumination device as well as an eye-piece (17) with an imaging optic being arranged in the handle (2) and image conductors and light conductors in... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090018394 - Surgical instrument system: The invention relates to a surgical instrument system, which comprises a hollow shaft as well as a shaft-type instrument that can be inserted into the hollow shaft. To create a surgical instrument system that consists of a hollow shaft and of a medical instrument that can be inserted into the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090018395 - Wireless in-vivo information acquiring apparatus and wireless in-vivo information acquiring system: A system control circuit 26 monitors a drive of a light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit 21 and a charge coupled device (CCD) driving circuit 23, a motor 30 as a function executing unit in a capsule endoscope is driven at a timing for an arbitrarily predetermined period different from... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090018396 - Indwelling device for encapsulated medical device, in-vivo indwelling device for capsule endoscope, and capsule-indwelling medical device: An already-existing and general-purpose capsule endoscope for alimentary canal is enabled to be used to monitor a body cavity by directly diverting the already-existing and general-purpose capsule endoscope to a body-cavity-indwelling capsule endoscope in a simple and secure manner. An indwelling device for an encapsulated medical device of the invention... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090018398 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope has a solid image sensor introduced into a subject for picking up an image in the subject. The capsule endoscope includes a light-emitting unit for emitting illumination light for illuminating a view field of the solid image sensor; a lens frame for holding a lens to focus... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090018397 - Endoscope: An endoscope (1) is provided having a handle (2) and a probe part (3) that can be connected thereto, with an illumination system comprising at least one light emitting diode (6) and a video system having an image receiver being arranged in the handle (2). A carrier element (12) made... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090018399 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly 40 and a tissue retraction assembly 10, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes 23 for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment... Agent: Jonathan Spangler Nuvasive, Inc.

20090018400 - Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae: This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindrical portion and a contiguous blade portion,... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090018401 - Surgical retractor positioning device: A surgical retractor positioning device is provided to create a surgical working field in a minimally invasive and flexible manner. In one embodiment, the device can include a frame and an arm connected to the frame. The arm can include a proximal end, a distal end having a distal end... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090018402 - Electronic device for health index measurement and control method of the same: The present invention allows easily performing various types of controls and improving productivity without adding a special communication section. The present invention includes a power receiving section 21 to be connected to a driving power supply 50, a voltage measuring section 22 configured to measure a variation of a power... Agent: Venable LLP

20090018403 - Trackable implantable sensor devices, systems, and related methods of operation: An implantable biocompatible sensor unit includes a sensor body of a biocompatible material configured for in vivo placement proximate a tumor treatment site. The sensor body includes at least one sensor element are configured to provide data corresponding to treatment of the tumor treatment site. The sensor body further includes... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090018408 - Apparatus and method for processing pulse waves: Pulse wave signal data expressing the pulse wave of a subject and body movement signal data expressing body movements of the subject are obtained so that a correlation coefficient expressing the degree of correlation between the pulse wave signal data and the body movement signal data is calculated. One or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090018410 - Body parameter sensing: A body parameter sensing arrangement comprising clothing (10) and a plurality of sensors (12, 20) for sensing body signals, located at mutually movable relative positions in the clothing (10). Processing circuit (26) coupled to the plurality of sensors (12, 20), is configured to identify selected ones of the sensors (12,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090018404 - Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy testing utilizing an implantable medical device: A test system and method for cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy that incorporates an implanted medical device. One aspect of the invention relates to a system for performing cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) testing in a diabetic patient having an implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a plurality of implantable physiological sensors and... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090018407 - Computational user-health testing: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application unrelated to user-health testing; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application unrelated... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090018409 - Device for determining respiratory rate and other vital signs: A body-worn sensor that measures respiratory rate and other vital signs using an acoustic sensor (e.g., a small-scale sensor). The body-worn sensor features a chest-worn patch sensor that combines both the acoustic sensor and an ECG electrode into a single adhesive patch. To measure blood pressure, the device additionally performs... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20090018405 - Exercise load measuring device: There is provided an exercise load measuring device that can measure states of metabolism during exercise. The exercise load measuring device includes: a hemoglobin detecting portion 11 that includes a light emitting portion 111 that outputs near infrared lights having two wavelength, and two light receiving portions 112-1 and 112-2... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090018406 - Method and device for assessing carbohydrate-to-insulin ratio: A system and a method for determining an assessed carbohydrate to insulin ratio of a patient is described. The system and the method can comprise a memory component adapted for storing an initial set of values comprising at least one of a blood glucose level, a target blood glucose level,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 30623

20090018411 - Analyte test device: An analyte test device is constructed as an integrated, single-use, disposable cartridge which can be releasably installed into a compatible analyte test monitor. In use, the device can be used in conjunction with the monitor to lance the skin of a patient to create a blood sample and, in turn,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090018413 - Implantable medical device for diagnostic sensing: An implantable medical device is provided for use with an external detector to detect an analyte in vivo. In one embodiment, the device consisting essentially of a substrate; a plurality of discrete reservoirs located in the substrate, each reservoir having at least one opening; a reacting component contained in each... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090018412 - Medical unit with an apparatus for an examination of a patient and an associated method: The invention relates to a medical unit with an apparatus designed for the examination or treatment of a patient. The medical unit comprises at least one means designed for the collection or analysis of at least one substance exuded from the body of the patient during the course of a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018415 - Methods and apparatuses for noninvasive determinations of analytes using parallel optical paths: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for accurate noninvasive determination of tissue properties. Some embodiments of the present invention comprise an optical sampler having an illumination subsystem, adapted to communicate light having a first polarization along a first path to a tissue surface; a collection subsystem, adapted to collect... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe

20090018414 - Subcutanous blood vessels imaging system: A real time imaging system is described which displays subcutaneous veins whereby facilitating diagnosis, inspection and easy intravenous access for administration of drugs. The imaging system comprises an infrared source (1), a pinhole focusing unit (7), an infrared Focal Plane Array (8), and a display unit (10). The infrared source... Agent: Mehrdad Toofan

20090018416 - Analyte concentration measurement device: A method for measuring concentration of an analyte in body fluid comprises acquiring a body fluid sample, emitting light into the body fluid sample, and detecting emitted light intensity on a plurality of optical paths through the body fluid sample. A plurality of optical filters are arranged in respective optical... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP

20090018417 - Apparatus monitoring signal in situ: For repeatedly measuring signals from a fixed position of a tissue to monitor the blood composition, we use one or more elastic membranes at upper and lower parts of the extruded tissue together with a cone-shaped guide. This will constrain the tissue in the fixed position when a signal guide... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090018418 - Equilibrium non-consuming fluorescence sensor for real time intravascular glucose measurement: Embodiments of the present invention relates to analyte sensors. In particular, the preferred embodiments of the present invention relate to non-consuming intravascular glucose sensors based on fluorescence chemistry.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090018419 - Biosensors, communicators, and controllers monitoring eye movement and methods for using them: Biosensor, communicator, and/or controller apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring movement of a person's eye. The apparatus includes a device configured to be worn on a user's head, a light source for directing light towards one or both eyes of the user, one or more image guides on... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090018420 - Apparatus for non-invasive spectroscopic measurement of analytes, and method of using the same: An apparatus for spectroscopic evaluation of a subject's body fluids may be used at the interstitial region adjacent to or in between a subject's extremities using a spectroscopic probe. The spectroscopic probe may possess one or more of the movements such as rotational, translational, and/or vertical freedom necessary for the... Agent: William C. Milks, Iii

20090018421 - Physiological stress detector device and system: A non-invasive device and a system for monitoring and measuring blood saturation and heart pulse rate of a baby or infant is provided. The device includes a housing unit configured to be integrated within apparatus, which is attachable proximate to a limb being measured. The housing unit includes at least... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090018422 - Vital sign monitor for cufflessly measuring blood pressure using a pulse transit time corrected for vascular index: A method and apparatus for measuring a patient's blood pressure featuring the following steps: 1) measuring a time-dependent optical waveform with an optical sensor; 2) measuring a time-dependent electrical signal with an electrical sensor; 3) estimating the patient's arterial properties using the optical waveform; 4) determining a pulse transit time... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20090018425 - Analyte monitoring: stabilizer for subcutaneous glucose sensor with incorporated antiglycolytic agent: An analyte sensor including an antiglycolytic agent or a precursor thereof and a chelating agent that stabilizes the antiglycolytic agent positioned proximate to the working electrode of the sensor. Also provided are systems and methods of using the electrochemical analyte sensors in analyte monitoring.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090018424 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090018423 - Patch for extracting glucose: Disclosed herein is a patch for extracting glucose. The patch of the present invention includes a frame (310), a first electrode film (320), two media (330a, 330b), a second electrode film (350), and a support (360). The frame (310) includes two protrusions formed thereon, the two protrusions having contact holes.... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC

20090018426 - Device and methods for calibrating analyte sensors: The present invention relates to methods and systems for multipoint calibration of an analyte sensor. More specifically, the methods can be used to calibrate glucose sensors.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090018427 - Electrode array: A disposable electrode array 100, 200 including a flexible member 106, 206 in which a plurality of electrodes 102, 202 are disposed, having a shape adapted to contact the forehead skin surface on a human patient. A pair of ear loops 104, 204 coupled to the disposable electrode array 100,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090018428 - Knitted transducer devices: There is disclosed a knitted transducer device comprising a knitted structure having at least one transduction zone, in which the transduction zone is knitted with electrically conductive fibres so that deformation of the knitted structure results in a variation of an electrical property of the transduction zone.... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP

20090018431 - Method and apparatus for imaging functional processes in the brain: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for imaging functional processes in the brain. In order to be able to correlate the results of MEG examinations with anatomical information and metabolic data, a positron emission tomography measurement is recorded in at least one embodiment by at least one radiation detector,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090018429 - Method and system for acquiring biosignals in the presence of hf interference: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used... Agent: Brian M. Kolkowski Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc.

20090018430 - Method for producing a medical image and an imaging device: A method for examining a patient in a medical imaging device is provided. The method includes measuring a pressure inside the body of the patient over a period of time during the examination, recording measurement data originating in the patient while the examination is in progress, reconstructing the medical image... Agent: Brinks-hofer Gilson & Lione

20090018432 - Methods and apparatus for imaging with magnetic induction: An apparatus includes a magnetic energy source to provide a magnetic signal and a detector to detect an acoustic energy signal from a sample stimulated by the magnetic energy signal. A method includes applying a magnetic signal to a biological sample, detecting an acoustic signal from the sample, and processing... Agent: Viksnins Harris & Padys Pllp

20090018433 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an acoustic control unit and an image data acquisition unit. The acoustic control unit applies a gradient magnetic field for controlling a sound in synchronized with a signal representing a respiratory body motion. The image data acquisition unit acquires imaging data by imaging subsequently... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090018434 - Position detection apparatus and medical-device-position detection system: A position detection apparatus and a medical-device-position detection system that have improved position detection accuracy are provided by setting high amplification for the position detection apparatus. The position detection apparatus includes a circuit that has at least one embedded coil (10a) and that is provided inside an object (10) to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090018435 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing images of moving structures based on temporal data: A method for reconstructing images of structures undergoing physiological motion comprises acquiring a first volume of data over a first motion cycle. The first volume comprises a first overlap volume. A second volume of data is acquired over a second motion cycle and comprises a second overlap volume. The first... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090018436 - Optical coherence tomography: A method of determining a disease state of an animal by imaging a sample of at least a portion of a tissue of the animal by optical coherence tomography scanning and comparing optical coherence tomographical scanned image the histopathological images of a tissue type of the animal at various stages... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20090018437 - Radiographic imaging method and apparatus: A reference frame is described for use in a radiographic procedure. The reference frame is positionable relative to a joint or bone to be imaged, and is radio-transparent. The frame has embedded or affixed thereto a plurality of computer recognizable radio opaque markers. A method of obtaining three dimensional images... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090018438 - Image derived input function for pet lung assessment: An input function indicative of a time-activity curve in pulmonary arterial plasma is produced from a series of PET image frames in lieu of manual blood sampling. Two manually acquired blood samples are input along with pixel values of a blood pool region of interest (ROI) in the PET image... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090018439 - Marker delivery divice with releasable plug: The invention is directed to marker delivery devices and methods of using such devices. The delivery devices embodying features of the invention include a delivery cannula with a discharge opening and a releasable plug disposed in the inner lumen of the delivery cannula so as to at least partially occlude... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Patent Attorney

20090018442 - Diagnostic medical ultrasound system having clock synchronized power supply: A system and method is disclosed for minimizing image artifacts, or the effect thereof, of electrical noise/interference caused by switch-mode power supplies of a diagnostic medical imaging system, such as a diagnostic medical ultrasound system. In one embodiment, one or more switch mode power supplies capable of being synchronized to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018440 - Medical diagnostic imaging with hardware generated region of interest border: A system and method for generating a border of a region of interest of an image, such as a medical image, are disclosed. Imaging data is acquired for generation of an image. A region of interest of the image is determined. A display value is allocated to a plurality of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018441 - Medical diagnostic ultrasound scanning and video synchronization: Real-time scanning and display of images is synchronized for ultrasound imaging. The scanning rate requirements for obtaining a frame of ultrasound data are determined. The video rate for imaging is adjusted as a function of the scanning rate.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018443 - System for generating multiple beams from a single receive event: A system and method for storing imaging information of multiple receive events and/or for generating a plurality of beams from a single receive event are disclosed. A transducer has a plurality of elements and is operable to receive a first acoustic signal from a first receive event and a second... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018445 - Ultrasonic bone motion tracking system: A computerized bone motion tracking system according to one exemplary embodiment is configured to: provide a non-invasive means for accurate measurement and tracking of the motion of a bone using a volumetric ultrasound transducer and a three dimensional position measurement system; provide relative measurements of one bone relative to another... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090018444 - Utrasound probe and ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound probe which transmits/receives an ultrasound wave with respect to a subject to be diagnosed, an ultrasound wave transmit section which transmits an ultrasound wave for driving the ultrasound probe, a pressing section which applies an external pressure to the subject, a displacement measuring... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090018446 - Transrectal ultrasound ablation probe: Transrectal ultrasound probes, systems and related methods. A probe includes an anisotropic balloon that defines a cavity for receiving a probe body that carries an ultrasound transducer. A vent tube is attached to or integral with, an outer surface of the anisotropic balloon. The balloon is structured to have inflation... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090018447 - Medical diagnostic ultrasound gray scale mapping for dynamic range on a display: Gray scale information is mapped to a display with increased dynamic range. Rather than mapping ultrasound data to equal color components, the mapping is offset. The offset may provide a deviation from gray, but the deviation of such a small increment may not be perceptible. Instead, the deviation provides different... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018448 - Three-dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A three-dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has a cross-sectional image generating unit, a region-of-interest setting unit, a three-dimensional image generating unit and a display unit. The cross-sectional image generating unit generates a cross-sectional image corresponding to a desired cross-sectional plane by performing a two-dimensionally scan on the cross-sectional plane within a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090018449 - Ultrasonic method and apparatus for measuring or detecting flow behavior of a non-sinusoidal periodicity: A method and apparatus for automated detection of a general, non-sinusoidal type of periodicity in ultrasound Doppler signals from pulsatile blood flow is described. The method computes a pulsation index, which is a sum of the normalized powers of the fundamental and several harmonic components in the frequency spectrum of... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090018450 - Multi stage beamforming: Beamforming for N elements in performed in log(N) steps of complexity O(N). The signals measured at each element are treated as a receive beam formed by that element with a beam width equal to the element pattern or the width of the transmit illumination. In each of multiple stages, the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090018451 - Dynamic sampling system and method for in vivo fluorescent molecular imaging: A dynamic dada sampling system and method is disclosed for in vivo small animal fluorescence molecular imaging and dual-modality molecular imaging. The system comprises a computer, a rotation stage for animal suspension driven by a motor, and a fluorescence excitation-detection apparatus. The fluorescence excitation-detection apparatus comprises a fluorescence excitation module... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090018452 - Probe adapted to measure biological signal: A probe is adapted to emit light having at least one wavelength as irradiation light with respect to a measured portion on a biological body in order to measure a biological signal. A light emitting element is configured to emit the light having the at least one wavelength. A light... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090018453 - Vital sign monitor for measuring blood pressure using optical, electrical and pressure waveforms: A method and apparatus for continuous measurement of blood pressure, based on pulse transit time, which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘composite technique’, is carried out with a body-won sensor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and wirelessly transmits them... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20090018454 - Finger-type pulse detection wireless transmission structure: A finger-type pulse detection wireless transmission structure, comprising: a) a housing made according to a finger's contour, a first lug and a second lug being formed at both sides of the housing, an infrared pulse sensor being disposed at the bottom of the housing for detecting the change of a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090018455 - Method and apparatus for treating a carotid artery: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64046

20090018457 - Clip-type monitoring device for wirelessly transmitting the heart rate: A clip-type monitoring device for wirelessly transmitting a heart rate comprises a housing of which the back is formed with a clip, which may be clipped onto the clothes, and the flank is formed with a jack connected to an external signal; a heart rate monitoring unit formed with multiple... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090018456 - Display storage apparatus capable of detecting a pulse: A display storage apparatus capable of detecting a pulse made in form of a pulse MP3/4 or a wristwatch and comprising: a) a casing having an LCD screen disposed at the front side thereof; b) a heartbeat detector unit having a plurality of electrode patches extended out from the casing... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090018458 - Pure digital medical amplifier for digitally acquiring, conditioning, storing, and transferring clinical and non-clinical biomedical signals: A new apparatus of pure digital medical amplifier used for clinical and non-clinical biomedical signal acquisition purposes is disclosed, which include: multiple single-stage amplification buffers connected to biomedical signal inputs for receiving and buffering various biomedical and reference signals, one or more high resolution analog-to-digital converter whose analog inputs connected... Agent: Eric Chan

20090018459 - Methods, systems and devices for detecting and diagnosing heart diseases and disorders: Disclosed herein methods, devices, and systems for detecting and diagnosing a heart disease or disorder in a subject from a prime electrocardiogram which comprises calculating at least one distribution function of the prime electrocardiogram and determining whether the distribution function is indicative of the presence of absence of the heart... Agent: Suzannah K. Sundby Smith, Gambrell & Russel, LLP

20090018460 - A method for analyzing irreversible apneic coma(iac): An method for analyzing irreversible apneic coma (IAC) for determining the presence of irreversible apneic coma (IAC) by analyzing the heart rate variability of a brain traumatic patient, thereby providing a physician a reference index to determine whether brain death has occurred. This method includes, at first, recording an electrocardiogram... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090018461 - Method and apparatus for third heart sound detection: A cardiac rhythm management system includes a heart sound detector providing for detection of the third heart sounds (S3). An implantable sensor such as an accelerometer or a microphone senses an acoustic signal indicative heart sounds including the second heart sounds (S2) and S3. The heart sound detector detects occurrences... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090018462 - Neurologic system and associated methods: The present invention includes systems and methods for assessing stimulatory effects on a neurologic system. One method may include steps of stimulating the neurologic system, monitoring at least one neurologic state for effects of the stimulation to the neurologic system, gathering multi-dimensional data from the monitoring of the at least... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090018464 - Body composition measuring device, a body composition measuring method: A body composition measuring device and method which can perform measurement of the value about body composition also to those who have a deficit in the limbs are provided. A plurality of current applicators and voltage measurement electrodes are provided. A body composition measuring device measures body composition by bioelectricity... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090018463 - Body fat measuring device: A body fat measuring device comprises electrodes brought into contact with the waist portion of a subject, an optical sensor composed of a light applying section and a light receiving section, an impedance computing section for computing the impedance between the electrodes, a subcutaneous fat thickness computing section for computing... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090018465 - Method and system for reconstructing the three-dimensional shape of the surface of at least a portion of an ear canal and/or of a concha: The method for reconstructing the three-dimensional shape of the surface (14) of at least a portion of an ear canal (18) and/or of a concha comprises—for each of a multitude of points (12) on said surface (14)—the step of using a chromatic coded distance measurement technique for determining a distance... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090018466 - System for customized sound therapy for tinnitus management: A system for providing therapy for tinnitus. An integrated system is developed for implementation of customized sound therapy (CST). The CST System is used by a qualified person to test and treat a patient. One embodiment of the present invention comprises a system that includes: (1) a Sound Matching Station... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090018467 - Apparatus for punch biopsy: A punch biopsy apparatus for removing all or a portion of a suspect dermal growth. A punch biopsy apparatus has: a hollow cylinder body; a coring blade at the base of the hollow cylinder body; at least one scooping blade pivotally secured by an axle and a pair of pivot... Agent: Dr. Kwok-wai Chiu

20090018468 - Medical tool arrangement: A medical tool arrangement according to the present invention comprises a hand-held casing. The hand-held casing comprises a tool assembly having a plurality of tools. The hand-held casing further comprises a driving mechanism for moving the plurality of tools independently of each other. The medical tool arrangement is for use... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090018469 - Endoscopic surgical tool: The present invention is related to an endoscopic treatment tool which is inserted to a body cavity endoscopically including a wire, a surgical section which is disposed on a first end of the wire and used for treatment inside the body cavity, and an operator section which is disposed on... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090018470 - Device: A device (10) for causing dilation of a tubular anatomy comprising a distal end and a proximate end, and: an active element (100) comprising: a flexible portion (110) expandable between a first, non expanded state, and a second, expanded state; an activator (40) for causing expansion of the flexible member;... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090012347 - Brachytherapy array preparation device: A device for manufacturing a brachytherapy array having a planar base which includes a working area comprising at least one planar major surface defining a first array of apertures, and a holding mechanism for holding a planar surgical mesh over the working area of said planar base. Also, a method... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20090012348 - Magnetotherapy: A magnetotherapy device comprising a pair of magnets having a strap in between. The position of the magnetic pair along the strap can be changed as well as the number of magnetic pairs on the strap. One of the pair of magnets is housed inside a holder while the other... Agent: Maria Erlinda C. Sarno, Esq.

20090012349 - Incubator: An incubator comprising a support and, mounted on the support, a patient-receiving unit provided with a cover, the cover being provided with means such as access openings for treating a patient, and wherein the patient-receiving unit is coupled with a heating element and/or a humidifying element via a conduit or... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20090012350 - Partial cuff: To increase the resistance to liquid and substance flow through a lumen of a tubular organ, a cuff comprising a flexible, mesh base member is appended to an exterior wall of the tubular organ such that it only partially surrounds the tubular organ. Ultimately, tissue ingrowth through the mesh base... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090012351 - Vessel occlusive device and method of occluding a vessel: An implantable vessel occlusive device and method for occluding a vessel are described, for example to occlude the urethra or bladder neck. The devices and methods described utilize an occlusive member connected to a control mechanism. The occlusive member is reversibly changed from a non-occlusive condition to an occlusive condition,... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090012352 - Recoverable intra-uterine device: A recoverable intra-uterine device comprising a housing containing one or several elements selected from a group containing an embryo, male and/or female gametes, a fertilised oocyte, an unfertilised egg and the combination thereof, wherein said housing is provided with a wall made of a biocompatible material. The wall is provided... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090012353 - Apparatus for posterior pelvic floor repair: Improved methods and apparatuses for treatment of posterior pelvic floor repair, including rectocele and related pelvic organ prolapse, are provided. A specialized mesh (3) having a shape for convenient placement to treat rectocele by providing both level 2 and level 3 support. Appropriate devices for introducing such a mesh implant... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20090012354 - System and method for intraventricular treatment: Various methods and devices are provided for remodeling a heart's ventricular walls and improving of the function of the atrioventricular valves from within the ventricle or atrium through the use of tensioning structures. In one embodiment, a device for stabilizing a ventricle is provided and can include a superior tension... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090012355 - Condom ring with multiple vibration modes: A vibrating condom ring includes a motive element, a power supply element, multiple conduction elements, a switch element, and a control element. The switch element controls the operation of the control element; the control element is electrically connected to the motive element and the power supply element respectively through the... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090012356 - Endoscopic delivery devices and methods: Disclosed herein are various devices and methods that can be utilized independently or in conjunction with each other for endoscopic delivery of a wide ranges of medical devices, such as, for example, an endoscopic gastrointestinal bypass sleeve with an attachment cuff. Components of the system can include a space-creating device;... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012357 - In-vivo image acquiring system and body-insertable apparatus: A capsule endoscope 2 includes a partial-image acquiring unit that has a field of vision of 360° around a central axis in a longitudinal direction (moving direction), and acquires a plurality of partial image data on inner circumferential areas 28a, 28b and the like according to a movement of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090012358 - Endoscope: An endoscope according to the present invention includes: an elongated insertion portion inserted in an examination object; an LED which is provided in a distal end portion of the insertion portion and is driven by supply of electric power; an image pickup portion which is provided in the distal end... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090012359 - Medical instrument insertion apparatus and medical instrument insertion apparatus system: An object of the present invention is to provide a medical instrument insertion apparatus and a medical instrument insertion apparatus system in which an insertion unit can securely be propelled forward in a body cavity while stabilized by a simple mechanism. The medical instrument insertion apparatus includes a helical structure... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090012360 - Antenna unit and receiving apparatus using the same: To provide a receiving apparatus capable of dealing with various uses with a simple configuration. The receiving apparatus includes an antenna unit and a receiving apparatus main body. The antenna unit includes a receiving antenna that receives a radio signal including image data transmitted by a capsule endoscope inserted in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090012361 - Apparatus and methods relating to color imaging endoscope systems: Color endoscopes, light sources and endoscopy systems, etc., that have good dynamic range and/or resolution while reducing the size and cost of the endoscopes. The endoscopes achieve this, in part, by using a black and white (grayscale or monochromatic) sensor at the tip of the endoscope instead of a color... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090012362 - Rigid arthroscope system: A reinforced arthroscope comprising external ribs to provide for a number of separate fluid channels, such as inflow, outflow and interstitial tissue drainage, when the arthroscope is slipped into a disposable external sheath. The arthroscope is constructed to be sufficiently rigid so as to penetrate and move within a joint... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090012363 - Endoscope and magnetic field control method thereof: An endoscope device is provided. The endoscope device includes a capsule sensor entering a human body for detection and sending a signal, a driving device movably disposed outside of the human body and moving and rotating the capsule sensor in the human body with non-contact force for omni-directional human body... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090012364 - Endoscopic insertion portion and manufacturing method thereof: The method of manufacturing the endoscopic insertion portion which includes a plurality of bending parts provided side by side with each other, a protruding portion provided in one of the adjacent two bending parts, and a receiving portion which are provided in the other of the two bending parts and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090012365 - Endoscope: A driving source unit is detachably coupled to a large-diameter section on a proximal end side of a scope section. When the driving source unit and the large-diameter section are coupled, working shafts of the large-diameter section are engaged with driving shafts of the driving source unit, and the driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090012367 - Medical device with oled illumination light source: A medical device such as a catheter or endoscope device includes an illumination light source having one or more organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The OLEDs are energized to produce illumination light that is received by an image sensor or camera to produce images of tissue within a patient's body. A... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090012366 - Rigid-type electronic videoendoscope: Disclosed herein is a rigid-type videoendoscope, which can allow a doctor to easily examine a patient's affected part using an image capturing part mounted on an end portion of a support tube, which can easily turn on and off LEDs for emitting light for allowing a CCD or CMOS image... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090012369 - Endoscopic imaging device: An endoscopic imaging device for endoscopy in a body vessel is disclosed. The device comprises an annular illumination tube comprising an annular illumination fiber for illuminating a body vessel during endoscopy. The device further includes a first imaging tube comprising a first imaging fiber for gross examination and navigation through... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090012368 - Imaging endoscope: An endoscopic imaging system includes an endoscope with a beam deflecting mechanism at or adjacent its distal end for directing a beam of illumination light over an area of interest. Reflected light is gathered by one or more lenses and supplied to a light sensor and an image processor/computer that... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090012370 - Posterior tissue retractor for use in hip replacement surgery: The teachings provided herein are generally directed to a posterior retractor comprising a handle section; and, a retraction section having an anchoring element. In most embodiments, the handle section comprises a proximal region, a mid-region, and a distal region. And, the length of the handle section can be sufficient to... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC

20090012372 - External sensing for implant rupture: The present invention relates to a system and a method for sensing for the rupture of an implant (such as a breast implant) that has been implanted in body tissues or in an organ of a patient. In one embodiment, a system according to the present invention includes, among other... Agent: Mitchell P. Brook Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20090012371 - Genetic markers of schizophrenia: The invention includes method of determining if a subject has a genetic predisposition to clinically diagnosed schizophrenia (SZ), schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), and/or schizoaffective disorder (SD).... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090012373 - System and method for providing health care services: A system and method are provided for providing health care. A plurality of virtual presence devices is arranged to a corresponding plurality of customer residences, each comprising a display device; an input device having a user interface permitting selection of an available service; a camera and microphone for interactive audiovisual... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090012374 - Analysis system with user-friendly display element: A portable medical system is provided for the purposes of analysis and/or medication, the system having at least one of a medical monitoring device, an analysis device and a medication device. The portable medical system comprises at least one display element comprising at least one organic light-emitting diode display. An... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090012375 - Implantable sensor and connector assembly: An apparatus is disclosed that provides an implantable sensor assembly configured with signal conditioning circuitry positioned between a sensor and connector to form a unitary liquid impervious flexible structure. The connector is adapted to be detachably connected to an implant service unit, which service unit provides battery power, control functions... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP

20090012376 - Continuous analyte monitor and method of using same: The use of an analyte-monitoring device for continuously monitoring analytes within a bodily fluid bypass flow path. A method of monitoring analytes in a patient by continuously monitoring analytes present in a bodily fluid of that patient within the bodily fluid bypass flow path is provided.... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090012377 - Method and structure for securing a monitoring device element: Structures and methods for attaching a device to a user's skin are provided. Embodiments include refreshing an adhesive attaching an element of an analyte monitoring device so that a first adhesive attaches the element of the analyte monitoring device during a first time period and a second adhesive attaches the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090012378 - Pulsed lighting imaging systems and methods: Systems and methods for monitoring patients utilizing reflectance avoidance as well as other imaging modalities. Information regarding perfusion, oxygen saturation and oxygen availability, as well as others may be obtained. System embodiments may include a light source, a light transport body configured to project light from the light source to... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090012379 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090012380 - Deformable physiological sensor: A sensor for measuring physiological characteristics is provided that includes a circuit assembly and a means of deforming the sensor to a desired shape of small radius compound curvature. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a deformable layer configured to conform and maintain a shape of a surface on which... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090012381 - Bioelectrical information acquisition device and inappropriately-attached-electrode identifying method: A plurality of electrode pairs, each of which is constituted by two electrodes of the plurality of biomedical electrodes are set and at least one of an electrical impedance value between two electrodes forming a pair and a resistance value between the two electrodes, for each of the electrode pairs... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012382 - Method and system for detection of obstructions in vasculature: A method for automatic detection of obstructions in vasculature in an anatomical region is presented. The method includes partitioning the anatomical region into a plurality of sub-regions based at least in part on anatomical knowledge. Further, the method includes adaptively computing a threshold intensity value corresponding to each of the... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090012383 - Methods and systems for volume fusion in diagnostic imaging: Methods and systems for automatically fusing images are provided. The method includes acquiring scan data from a first imaging modality and fusing scan data from a second modality with the scan data from the first modality as scan data from the second modality is acquired and the method further includes... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090012384 - Superconducting magnetism measuring apparatus, biomagnetism measuring apparatus, and sensor cylinder cover and sheet for biomagnetism measuring apparatus: A superconducting magnetism measuring apparatus is provided which is capable of favorably measuring a faint degree of magnetism generated in the cervical or waist part of a subject to be measured with no need of the neck or waist of the subject being bent forward. Its sensor cylinder (10) is... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090012385 - Magnetic resonance imaging device and method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus including signal receiving means for detecting a nuclear magnetic resonance signal from an object, signal processing means for reconstructing an image by using the detected nuclear magnetic resonance signal and display means for displaying the image, a whole image of the examiner being obtained while... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090012386 - Systems and methods for pre-operatively identifying functional regions of a patient's brain to assist in the preparation of a contemplated surgery: Systems and methods for pre-operatively identifying functional regions of a patient's brain to assist in the preparation of a contemplated surgery. The systems and methods make use of correlations between regions of the patient's brain that exhibit spontaneous brain activity. The systems and methods may be used with any patient... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090012387 - Encoding and transmission of signals as rf signals for detection using an mr apparatus: The invention provides a novel way of handling electric or electromagnetic signals during magnetic resonance (MR) measurements. Non-MR data signals such as EPH signals (e.g. EEG, ECG, blood pressure, respiration) or subject responses (e.g. keystrokes, joystick movements) originating in the MR suite is recorded while performing magnetic resonance imaging or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012389 - Arrangement and support device for attaching local coils in a magnetic resonance apparatus: An arrangement and a support device for attaching local coils to a patient for a magnetic resonance examination includes at least one local coil that is designed to acquire magnetic resonance signals and a support device. The support device is designed to accommodate the at least one local coil and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090012388 - Interventional device: An interventional device includes a base having an upper surface, a cup-shaped frame, a probe positioner, and a radio frequency coil. The cup-shaped frame is mounted to the base and configured to receive a body part. The probe positioner is mounted to at least one of the base and the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090012390 - System and method to improve illustration of an object with respect to an imaged subject: A system to generate an image dependent on tracking movement of an object travelling through an imaged subject is provided. The system comprises a tracking system operable to detect a position or an orientation of the object travelling through the imaged subject, and an imaging system operable to create a... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090012391 - Imaging system: An imaging system (100) for generating a three-dimensional image of a body part of a patient (102). The imaging system (100) comprises a sensor head (101) that is moved relative to the patient (102) by a robot (103) to conduct a scan of the body part. The sensor head (101)... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090012395 - Acoustic plethysmograph for measuring pulmonary function: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of an acoustic plethysmograph for measuring pulmonary function of an animal, such as a mouse. The plethysmograph in exemplary embodiments can measure thoracic tidal volume of an unrestrained animal. The plethysmograph in exemplary embodiments acoustically excites the chamber containing the animal and detects changes in... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090012396 - Measuring transducer movement methods and systems for multi-dimensional ultrasound imaging: Methods and systems for measuring transducer movement are provided. For example, free-hand scanning for three-dimensional imaging is provided. An optical sensor within the transducer measures motion along the skin surface similar to measuring movement of a personal computer mouse with an optical sensor. Alternatively or additionally, the transducer is tilted... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090012392 - Method and device for tissue characterization: Analytical methods which are complementary to ultrasonic imaging systems and relate to the medical classification of human tissue as healthy or unhealthy (e.g. malignant) are disclosed. Methods and systems for the detection of abnormal tissue, in particular the characterization of tissue morphology which typifies a cancer process, are disclosed. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012393 - Ultrasound system and method for forming ultrasound images: The present invention is directed to an ultrasound system and a method for displaying ultrasound images. The ultrasound system includes: a storage unit operable to store batch processing information associated with a plurality of diagnostic modes in which the ultrasound system will consecutively operate in a batch mode; an input... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090012394 - User interface for ultrasound system: A user interface for an ultrasound system is provided. The ultrasound system includes the user interface having at least one user control member and a display having a plurality of virtual display elements displayed thereon when a virtual pointer is positioned over an image displayed on the display. A function... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090012397 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: A parameter calculating unit calculates a parameter value at each time through an interpolation process based on a parameter value at a telediastole stored in a telediastole memory and a parameter value at a telesystole stored in a telesystole memory. An interpolation coefficient memory stores an interpolation coefficient which is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090012398 - Method and apparatus for filling doppler signal gaps in ultrasound diagnostic imaging: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for filling Doppler signal gaps. The method comprises steps of: storing Doppler signals before and after a gap; analyzing spectral characteristics of the Doppler signals to be filled; judging whether the Doppler signals are to be frequency compensated according to the spectral... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090012399 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the invention evaluates a shape or qualitative property of an organism's arterial wall tissue and includes: a delay control section 3 for controlling delays for ultrasonic vibrators 1 in an ultrasonic probe 2; a transmitting section 5 for driving the probe under the control of... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090012400 - Contrast agent imaging with agent specific ultrasound detection: Highly specific measurements of flow in vessels, such as the coronary artery, can be obtained by processing cubic fundamental information. By showing flow in vessels with a high degree of contrast-to-tissue specificity, ultrasound based 3D contrast agent based coronary artery angiograms may be possible. Measurement and display of the velocity... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090012401 - Motor driver for ultrasound system: A motor driver for an ultrasound system is provided. The ultrasound system includes a transmitter and receiver, both communicatively coupled to a transducer array of an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound system further includes a digital motor driver for controlling movement of the transducer array.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090012402 - Mobile in vivo infra red data collection and diagnoses comparison system: Described is a mobile in vivo infrared brain scan and analysis system. The system includes a data collection subsystem and a data analysis subsystem. The data collection subsystem is a helmet with a plurality of infrared (IR) thermometer probes. Each of the IR thermometer probes includes an IR photodetector capable... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates

20090012404 - Electronically scanned optical coherence tomography with frequency modulated signals: An improved Optical Coherence Domain Reflectometry (OCDR) system is provided. One embodiment of this OCDR system outputs a detector signal carrying image depth information on multiple modulation frequencies, where each modulation frequency corresponds to a different image depth. The image depth information from the detector signal may be resolved by... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090012403 - Method for determination of bone fracture risk using raman spectroscopy: A method is disclosed for analyzing keratinized tissue, particularly fingernails, of a subject to diagnose osteoporosis and bone fracture risk. A Raman spectrum of a sample of keratinized tissue is generated. Broad spectral background features of the spectrum are removed, preferably by using Fourier transform analysis. Peak heights of Raman... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower

20090012405 - Imaging system: An imaging system 1 comprises: an illumination light source unit 10 that emits an illumination light having a wavelength in a near-infrared range; an illumination optical system 20 that illuminates an observed object 90 with the illumination light emitted from the illumination light source unit 10; an imaging optical system... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090012406 - Method and system of using intrinsic-based photosensing with high-speed line scanning for characterization of biological thick tissue including muscle: Biological thick tissue such as skeletal and cardiac muscle is imaged by inserting a probe into the tissue and scanning the tissue at a sufficiently fast rate to mitigate motion artifacts due to physiological motion. According to one example embodiment, such a probe is part of a system that is... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20090012407 - Spectroscopy of deeply-scattered light: A spectroscope includes first and second beam redirectors in optical communication with first and second fibers respectively. The first and second beam redirectors are oriented to illuminate respective first and second areas. The second area is separated from the first area by a separation distance that exceeds the separation distance... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090012408 - Garment for bioinformation measurement having electrode, bioinformtion measurement system and bioinformation measurement device, and device control method: The present invention provides a garment for measuring biological information, a biological information measurement system, a biological information measurement device and a method of controlling thereof capable of measuring biological information with accuracy regardless of variations of the constitution of each examinee. When an examinee wears a biological information measurement... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090012409 - Determining blood pressure: A method and a measuring device for determining blood pressure, pressure signals being detected using a pressure sensor which may be applied to a body part, such as a wrist. The blood pressure is determined by an analysis unit, analyzing the pressure signals and considering signals from an orientation detection... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090012410 - Blood pressure monitor and method for operating same: A blood pressure measuring device for measuring the blood pressure of a patient is provided. The device comprises an inflatable cuff adapted to be placed around the upper arm or wrist of the patient, a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure within the cuff, a calculating unit for oscillometrically calculating... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090012411 - Method and apparatus for obtaining electronic oscillotory pressure signals from an inflatable blood pressure cuff: A method and apparatus are disclosed for the non-invasive measurement, processing and utility of blood pressure cuff oscillation signals from a blood pressure cuff applied to a body part when the blood pressure cuff pressure is at supra-systolic pressures. Oscillometric cardiac pulse waveforms associated with the peripheral artery are monitored... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090012413 - Cardiac patterning for improving diastolic function: Cardiomyopathy may be treated by distributing a space-occupying diastole-assist agent within the myocardium or within the cardiac venous system in a pattern about one or more chambers of the heart, such that the space-modifying agent integrates into and thickens at least part of the cardiac wall about the chamber so... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090012412 - Detecting atrial fibrillation, method of and apparatus for: A method and apparatus to determine possible atrial fibrillation or absence of atrial fibrillation that includes detecting pulse rhythms from a succession of time intervals each corresponding to a respective interval of time between successive pulse beats; analyzing the detected pulse rhythms to make a determination of possible atrial fibrillation;... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20090012414 - Diagnostic parameter calculation method, system for diagnosis and diagnostic program: The present invention provides a way to prognosticate some abnormality of the heart condition through analyzing the electrocardiogram of a patient. In R-R interval detection section 3, R-R intervals are detected from the electrocardiogram data collected in the electrocardiogram data collection section 1 to generate a time-series data. In the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090012415 - Systems and methods for analysis and display of heart sounds: An auscultation system aids a clinician's diagnosis of the heart sounds by visually displaying at least an S1 heart sound and an S2 heart sound, and ascertaining an onset of at least one of the heart sounds. A corresponding audio representation of the heart sounds can be provided to the... Agent: Kang Lim

20090012416 - Monitoring lung fluid status using the cardiac component of a thoracic impedance-indicating signal: This patent document describes, among other things, systems and methods for monitoring lung fluid status, such as monitoring the presence or absence of pulmonary edema, in a subject using information about the cardiac impedance-indicating component of a measured impedance-indicating signal. In various examples, an amplitude or contribution change over multiple... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090012417 - Dual mode intracranial temperature detector: Apparatus for detecting thermal radiation emanating from two different intracranial depths in a patient includes a dual-mode transducer having a working surface for placement against a patient's cranium. The transducer includes a first antenna with an aperture adjacent the working surface that first antenna being tuned to a first frequency... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090012418 - Medical surgical sponge and instrument detection system and method: A magnetic detector locates magnetically tagged items, such as surgical sponges or instruments, introduced to and remaining in the body cavity of a surgical patient. The magnetic detector is a wand or probe that is manually handleable, and spatially manipulable and moveable, by an operator, such as a medical professional.... Agent: H. Dale Langley, Jr. The Law Office Of H.dale Langley, Jr.

20090012419 - system and method for performing physiological assessments: A system and method for assessing sexual attention of a test subject comprising: a computer readable medium; a display; an eye-tracking sensor; a set of display sets where each display set has images representing individuals having a plurality of different genders and age groups wherein each display set contains images... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090012420 - Ear canal pressurization device: An ear canal pressurization device optimized for aural acoustic immittance testing is disclosed. The preferred embodiment of the device is comprised of a rigid mounting framework which holds in position, axially aligned, a first flexible chamber assembly, a centrally disposed forcer assembly, and a second flexible chamber assembly. The forcer... Agent: Micro Audiometrics Corporation

20090012421 - Systems and methods for treating tissue regions of the body: Systems and methods deploy a therapeutic or diagnostic element into contact with a body tissue region. The systems and methods can sense position of the therapeutic or diagnostic element relative to a targeted tissue region without direct or indirect visualization, by sensing fluid pressure in a fluid path having an... Agent: Patricia A. Limbach Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090012422 - Bioptome: A bioptome (1) includes a flexible catheter (2) which can be remotely steered. Two handles (6,7) coupled to a proximal end of the catheter are used to actuate a pair of jaws (4,5) coupled to a distal end of the catheter. A separate control handle (8) includes a rotatable knob... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090012423 - Core biopsy device: A core biopsy device comprises a cutting cannula provided at a distal end with a helical excising blade. The cutting cannula can be rotated within a tissue mass so that the helical excising blade can excise a biopsy sample from the surrounding tissue.... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20090012424 - Device for removing and smearing cells: A device for removing and smearing cells for a cytological examination with a handle at whose front end a device for the collection of the cells is arranged. The device provides an economical solution for cell collection and a reliable solution for smearing on a microscope slide. The device is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090012425 - Apparatus and method for collecting a sample of material: A sample acquisition device includes a hollow shaft and a porous medium. The hollow shaft includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The sidewall of the hollow shaft includes a plurality of openings adjacent the distal end of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090012426 - Intravascular line and port cleaning methods, methods of administering an agent intravascularly, methods of obtaining/testing blood, and devices for performing such methods: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090012427 - Lancet and lancet device including the same: In order to provide a lancet which has a simple structure and which can secure safety, in particular, after use, and a lancet device including the same, a lancet (20) includes a casing (22), and a puncture body (23) which is accommodated in the casing (22) so as to be... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090012428 - Reusable piercing aid and method for carrying out a piercing movement by means of a reusable piercing aid: The invention relates to a reusable piercing aid, containing a lancet, an energy store for transmission of energy stored in the energy store to the lancet in order to carry out a piercing movement, a charging device for charging the energy store, and a control unit, wherein the control unit... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090012429 - Catheter guidewire system using concentric wires: A catheterization guidewire system provides a first wire for percutaneous insertion in a blood vessel. The first wire may include a lumen running from one end to the other, and a handle adjacent the proximal end for manipulation of the first wire about and along a central axis. A second... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090012430 - Non-invasive characterization of human vasculature: Vascular conditions are detected non-invasively in the human body using a collection of acoustic information from small local regions of the vasculature. An array of accelerometers or other sensors are attached to the head or other points of interest of a patient and blood flow sounds are recorded. Vibration signatures... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090012431 - Method and member for measuring stress distribution of natural bone, synthetic bone, or member attached to them: When visualizing the stress distribution of natural bone, synthetic bone, or a member attached to either thereof without omitted points, in order to measure accurately in a variety of modes using an inexpensive system, a mechanoluminescence material thin film 6 is formed in advance on a bone material peripheral surface... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090012432 - State based birth monitoring system: A method of monitoring a birth process, comprising: receiving, over time, a plurality of position signals from one or more positioning elements or tissue areas located at least one of a cervix and a fetal head; and determining a discrete state of labor of a fetus that is wholly inside... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090012433 - Method, apparatus and system for food intake and physical activity assessment: Electronic systems, devices and methods are provided to accurately measure both food intake and physical activity in a subject. A device is provided to be placed on a subject which records video as well as other physiological and/or environmental data. Video data can be analyzed along with other data obtained... Agent: Jesse A. Hirshman, Esq.

01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090005631 - Photo-magnetic radiation device: There is provided a photo-magnetic radiation device, including a radiation emitting head having a low level laser light source for emitting light through a lightguide, a magnet producing a magnetic field in the vicinity of the emitting head, a visible light emitter and one infrared light source located inside the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090005632 - Method and system for physiologic control of a blood pump: A physiologic control system and method for controlling a blood pump system such as a VAD system. The pump system includes, for example, a blood pump and a controller for controlling the pump. The system may further include a flow measurement device. A desired peak to peak flow amplitude is... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090005633 - Method and apparatus for treatment of vaginal anterior repairs: An apparatus for repairing cystocele including an adjustable support member, a pair of superior support arms continuously knitted with said support member, and a pair of inferior support arms continuously knitted with said support member, wherein the distance between the pair of superior support arms and pair of inferior support... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090005634 - Multi-leveled transgluteal tension-free levatorplasty for treatment of rectocele: Improved methods for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse are provided. Mesh implants are placed in the appropriate locations to effect multi-level support. The method is accomplished via a transgluteal approach.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090005635 - Disposable device for vaginal cleaning and hygiene: An inflatable device (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18) both for vaginal cleaning and hygiene and for sexual aid and its methods of use are disclosed. The device comprises a pouch or bladder (30 or 30′) with an open-end or opening (34 or 34′) and in... Agent: Zhengping Zhang

20090005636 - Device for laparoscopic or thoracoscopic surgery: A device (10) for laparoscopic or thoracoscopic surgery, the device (10) comprising: a first member (20) to be moved across the body (5) of a patient; and a second member (30) to be placed within the body (5), the second member (30) comprising an image capturing device (32) to capture... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090005637 - Method and apparatus for measuring and controlling blade depth of a tissue cutting apparatus in an endoscopic catheter: According to the present state of the art, endoscopic cannulation of the common bile duct and papillotomy and/or sphincterotomy of the Papilla of Vater and/or the Sphincter of Oddi is accomplished by advancing a sphincterotome (or papillotome or cannulotome) into an endoscope/duodenoscope so that the distal tip of the sphincterotome... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090005638 - Interchangeable endoscopic end effectors: Methods and devices are provided for performing various procedures using interchangeable end effectors. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgeon to remotely and selectively interchange various surgical end effectors within a patient's body, thus allowing the surgeon to perform various procedures without the need to remove the device... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090005639 - Capsule medical apparatus: A capsule medical apparatus includes a capsule housing 3 having a protruded portion on a long axis at one end. The protruded portion is on a straight line lvm connecting a center of buoyancy Pv and a center of gravity Pm when the capsule housing is in liquid 7 in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090005641 - Imaging method for medical diagnostics and device operating according to this method: In an imaging method for medical diagnostics and a device operating according to this method, during an endoscopic examination of a body region of a patient with an endoscope, an image is generated with a non-endoscopic imaging method and the image field of the endoscope is determined and rendered in... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090005640 - Method and device for generating a complete image of an inner surface of a body cavity from multiple individual endoscopic images: In a method and a device for generation of a complete image composed from a number of individual endoscopic images of the inner surface of a body cavity of a patient, the alignment of an optical axis of an endoscope introduced into the body cavity is controlled by evaluation and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090005642 - Receiving apparatus: A condition for determining that an examination by a capsule endoscope 3 (body insertable device) completes is set in advance. When a predetermined time period has passed since the examination starts, and when received electric-field strength of receiving antennas A1 to An detected during a predetermined time period is not... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090005643 - Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device and method for operating the insertion device: A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument, a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument, and a handle to be gripped by an operator. A device locks the handle to and unlocks the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090005644 - Marker and guide sheath system for endoscopic treatment tool: A marker to be attached to an endoscopic treatment tool for precisely directing a tip of the treatment tool to a target site with no additional physical burden to the patient is provided. A marker 1 used in an endoscopic treatment tool to be inserted in a guide sheath, the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090005645 - Rotate-to- advance catheterization system: A method for visualizing the interior of a bodily passageway comprising: providing a visualization system for deployment in the bodily passageway, the visualization system comprising: a tube; visualization apparatus; and a helical thread on the exterior surface of the tube, such that when the tube is disposed in the bodily... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.c

20090005646 - Instruments and methods for selective tissue retraction through a retractor sleeve: Methods and instruments for performing surgery in a patient are provided that minimize tissue dissection and retraction to access locations within the patient. One specific application concerns devices, instruments and techniques that provide for selective retraction of tissue, neural elements, organs or other anatomical structures at locations distally of the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090005647 - Anoscope: This invention relates to an anoscope (1) that comprises a back piece (3) to stand on; a handle (6) with a longitudinal axis that faces the front piece (2) of the anoscope (1), particularly the sliding lid (5) and the window (11) when the lid (5) is opened; a broadly... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.

20090005653 - Computational user-health testing: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out implementing in at least one device at least one user-health test function that is structurally distinct from at least one application whose primary function is different from symptom detection, the at least one application being operable on... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090005654 - Computational user-health testing: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out obtaining user-health data; selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user-health data; and applying the at least one user-health test function to at least one interaction between at least one user... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090005650 - Method and apparatus for implementing digital video modeling to generate a patient risk assessment model: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a risk assessment model for an assessment of a patient in a healthcare facility. The process retrieves event data for the patient, wherein the event data is derived from video data, and wherein the event data further comprises metadata... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090005652 - Method and system for permitting access to equipment, devices, systems, services or the like based on sleep quality analysis: Methods and systems for controlling a subject's access to an activity based on a sleep quality index are described. The sleep quality index may related to various physiological data relating to the subject, including current and historical physiological data, previous sleep quality indices for the subject. The subject's access to... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090005648 - Method for the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: The invention provides methods for determining the attentional state of a subject. These methods are useful for diagnosing subjects with a psychological or behavioral disorder. The invention also features methods for determining the effect of a therapy on the attentional state of a subject.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20090005651 - Portable systems, devices and methods for displaying varied information depending on usage circumstances: A portable monitor device includes an integral display to act portably to display various information, the portable monitor device being configured for placement selectively in a docking station. In the docking station, the monitor device automatically provides information relative to at least one larger, external display device, and the display... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090005649 - System and method for mapping pain depth: A pain depth mapping system and method may be used to map the location and depth of pain experienced by a user (e.g., a patient). The pain depth mapping system and method is capable of displaying one or more body representations with symptom representations representing the location of the pain.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090005658 - Device for determining the physiological state of female mammals related to procreation: The invention relates to a device for determining the physiological state of female mammals related to procreation. The inventive device comprises a sealed housing (2) which is introducible into the reproductive tract of a female mammal and comprises at least two sensors (3) placed on the periphery thereof and/or therein... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090005656 - Minimally-invasive procedure for monitoring a physiological parameter within an internal organ: A minimally-invasive surgical procedure for monitoring a physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body. The procedure entails making a first incision in the body to enable access to the organ. An endoscopic instrument is then inserted through the first incision and a second incision is made therewith... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090005655 - Process and device for monitoring a patient during anesthesia and for determining the combined effect of a plurality of anesthetics: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090005657 - Stressor sensor and stress management system: A stressor detection system (100) comprises sensor means (101) arranged for being attached to a person for obtaining a time-varying signal representing a physical quantity relating to an environment of the person, and processing means (102) for deriving a stressor value from the obtained signal representing a degree to which... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090005659 - Tissue ablation by shear force for sampling biological fluids and delivering active agents: A shear device for use in transporting a molecule through a mammal's mammalian barrier membrane of at least one layer of cells includes a sheet containing an opening(s) and a shear member(s). The sheet is configured for contacting the mammalian barrier membrane (e.g., human skin) and the shear member is... Agent: Attn: Philip Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090005660 - Device for measuring concentrations of constituents of tear sample: A medical diagnostic method utilizes a surface plasmon resonance apparatus provided with a sensing surface. A tear sample from an eye of a patient is placed into contact with the sensing surface. The surface plasmon resonance apparatus is then operated to determine concentrations of solutes such as salt and antigenic... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20090005661 - Non-invasive blood component measuring device and non-invasive blood component measuring method: A non-invasive blood component measuring device comprising: a light source section for irradiating a light to a blood vessel through a skin; an imaging section for imaging the irradiated blood vessel through the skin; and a controller, including a memory under control of a processor, the memory storing instructions enabling... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090005662 - Oximeter ambient light cancellation: A pulse oximeter method and apparatus which provides (1) a notch filter at a distance between a modulation frequency and a common multiple of commonly used power line frequencies (50, 60, 100 and 120) and also (2) a demodulation frequency greater than a highest pulse rate of a person and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090005663 - Non-invasive measurement of blood analytes: An apparatus for the measurement of at least one analyte in the blood of a patient, which includes a light source generating broadband light and a light-transmission arrangement having a plurality of transmitting fibers is positioned for simultaneously transmitting multiple wavelengths of the broadband light from the light source to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090005664 - Blood testing apparatus having a rotatable cartridge with multiple lancing elements and testing means: A blood testing apparatus has a test member and a laser source configured to produce a wound from which blood flows. The laser source produces at least a cutting wavelength, and a coagulation wavelength. Electronics for analysis and a display are provided. The test member, laser source, electronics and display... Agent: Dominique Freeman

20090005665 - Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090005666 - Real time self-adjusting calibration algorithm: A method of calibrating glucose monitor data includes collecting the glucose monitor data over a period of time at predetermined intervals. It also includes obtaining at least two reference glucose values from a reference source that temporally correspond with the glucose monitor data obtained at the predetermined intervals. Also included... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090005667 - Electrode systems, devices and methods: m

20090005668 - Non-invasive method for using 2d angiographic images for radiosurgical target definition: A non-invasive method and system for using 2D angiographic images for radiosurgical target definition uses non-invasive calibration devices and methods to calibrate an angiographic imaging system and a six-parameter registration algorithm to register angiographic images with 3D scan data for radiation treatment planning.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090005669 - System and method for performing remote radiological examinations: A system and method is disclosed for enabling the planning and conduct of patient examinations by an imaging modality, where a remotely located technician plans and conducts at least part of the examination protocol. A local facility may have an imaging modality such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090005670 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: An IR pulse is applied to a tag region B that is disposed at the upstream side of the ascending aorta relative to a tag region A at a timing with a second predetermined delay time TD2 (for example, 600 ms) from the application time of an IR pulse to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090005671 - Combined positron emission tomography / magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A combined positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging apparatus for imaging organs of an examination object in an examination space is disclosed, including a positron emission tomography apparatus having at least one radiation detector, and a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus having at least one gradient coil and a radio-frequency antenna device.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090005672 - Image processing apparatus, image diagnostic apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit, a development generating unit and a display unit. The image data acquisition unit acquires slice image data with regard to a heart of an object. The development generating unit obtains blood flow perfusion information with regard to a myocardial thickness... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090005673 - Dark blood delayed enhancement magnetic resonance viability imaging techniques for assessing subendocardial infarcts: The technology herein provides a dark blood delayed enhancement technique that improves the visualization of subendocardial infarcts that may otherwise be disguised by the bright blood pool. The timed combination of a slice-selective and a non-selective preparation improves the infarct/blood contrast by decoupling their relaxation curves thereby nulling both the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090005675 - Apparatus and method for endovascular device guiding and positioning using physiological parameters: An endovascular access and guidance system has an elongate body with a proximal end and a distal end; a non-imaging ultrasound transducer on the elongate body configured to provide in vivo non-image based ultrasound information of the vasculature of the patient; an endovascular electrogram lead on the elongate body in... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090005674 - Shape-sensing expandable member: An expandable member for characterizing a three-dimensional space within a mammalian body is described. The expandable member is delivered to a target region in a deflated state where it is expanded by inflation of the member. Sensory transducers that contact the member relay sensory information generated when the member is... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090005676 - Method and device for reconstructing a three-dimensional fluorescence optical tomography image by double measurement: To examine a plate-shaped object comprising fluorophores and having a first face and an opposite second face, the method comprises a first sequential illumination step of the first face of the object with a fluorophore excitation light and a first sequential acquisition step of a first series of images by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090005677 - Fiducial localization: Fiducial localization methods and apparatus are described.... Agent: Accuray/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090005678 - Method for determining and displaying an access corridor to a target area in the brain of a patient: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for determining and displaying an access corridor to a target area in the brain of a patient, as well as an imaging arrangement suited to this. In at least one embodiment, the method includes a) generating a first image of the brain via positron emission... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090005680 - Measuring transducer movement methods and systems for multi-dimensional ultrasound imaging: Methods and systems for measuring transducer movement are provided. For example, free-hand scanning for three-dimensional imaging is provided. An optical sensor within the transducer measures motion along the skin surface similar to measuring movement of a personal computer mouse with an optical sensor. Alternatively or additionally, the transducer is tilted... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090005679 - Ultrasound image processing to render three-dimensional images from two-dimensional images: Methods for processing two-dimensional ultrasound images from an intracardiac ultrasound imaging catheter provide improved image quality and enable generating three-dimensional composite images of the heart. Two-dimensional ultrasound images are obtained and stored in conjunction with correlating information, such as time or an electrocardiogram. Images related to particular conditions or configurations... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP

20090005681 - Ultrasound system and method of forming ultrasound image: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system, which includes: a transmit/receive unit for transmitting ultrasound signals toward a target object having reflectors along scan lines and receiving ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object to form receive signals based on the ultrasound echo signals; a signal processing unit... Agent: Jones Day

20090005682 - Tissue complex modulus and/or viscosity ultrasound imaging: Complex response of tissue is calculated as function of a convolution relationship associated with measured strain with applied stress. In the Fourier or frequency domain, the convolution is a simple algebraic computation, such as multiplication. The complex response provides elasticity and viscosity information, assisting diagnosis. Complex compliance may be directly... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090005683 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasound imaging method: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes a probe that transmits an ultrasonic pulse to an object to be detected and receives a reflection ultrasonic pulse train from the object to be detected, a sound pressure amplitude control device for automatically changing, with one frame including a repetition of the transmission and... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090005684 - Transmit beamforming in 3-dimensional ultrasound: An ultrasound system comprises a probe including a two-dimensional (2D) array of transducer elements that form an aperture having a plurality of receive elements that are configured to receive ultrasound signals. The transducer elements form at least one transmit sub-aperture that is configured to be interconnected with a fixed group... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090005686 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: an operating device for an operator to input an instruction; a probe for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves; an image display device for displaying an ultrasonic image; and an processing device which drives the probe based on the instruction, produces the ultrasonic image, and displays... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090005685 - Ultrasonic probe and inspection apparatus equipped with the ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe includes a light irradiating portion configured to radiate light for generating ultrasonic waves from a light absorber, an ultrasonic transducing portion configured to transduce the ultrasonic waves to an electric signal, and a light guide member configured to introduce light from a light source to the light... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090005687 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe which captures 3D tomographic image data, a puncture needle which is attached to a puncture guide and introduced into a 3D region of a subject on which the 3D tomographic image data is captured, and an image processor which forms image data... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090005688 - Ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound endoscope has an ultrasound probe which is disposed at a distal end side of a distal end rigid portion configuring a distal end portion out of a flexible tube portion, a bending portion and the distal end rigid portion configuring an insertion portion, and forms an ultrasound scanning... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090005689 - Ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound endoscope including, at a distal end of an insertion portion to be inserted to a body cavity, a distal rigid portion arranged forward of a flexible tube portion, an ultrasound transducer portion for scanning a plane which is parallel to forward side of a longitudinal center axis L1... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090005690 - Fetal monitoring transducer aligning device: To better position an ultrasonic transducer typically used in non-invasive fetal monitoring during labor, the present invention consists of a transducer-aligning device having a plurality of selectively fillable chambers, each chamber having a resiliently deformable side-wall. A fluid, such as air, can be selectively pumped or released into any combination... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire

20090005691 - Methods and systems for blood flow measurement using doppler optical coherence tomography: This invention provides methods for non-invasive, real-time measuring and/or monitoring of local blood flow in a subject. Methods of the invention generally include the steps of obtaining Doppler shift images of at least two planes intersecting blood vessels at the scanned location; determining Doppler angles using the Doppler shift images;... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090005692 - Optical imaging method for tissue characterization: There is provided a method for detecting and characterizing abnormalities within biological tissues. The method involves the characterization of the optical properties of the tissue to derive relative values of physiological properties between normal and suspicious regions of the tissue. In some aspects of the invention optical imaging and other... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090005693 - Medical imaging methods and apparatus for diagnosis and monitoring of diseases and uses therefor: Methods are disclosed for analyzing representations of one or more in situ structures in the body of a subject (e.g., a human subject or other animal subject) to glean information about the health of the subject. Methods are disclosed for diagnosing, staging, grading, and monitoring diseases. Methods also are disclosed... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090005694 - Wrist sphygmomanometer and cuff spring for the same: To improve measurement accuracy of blood pressure. A wrist sphygmomanometer comprises a cuff spring formed in a curved shape to fit the semicircle on the side of the pulsation part of the wrist, having a mount portion formed outside; a cuff band including the cuff spring as a core material,... Agent: Venable LLP

20090005695 - Pulse meter, method for controlling pulse meter, wristwatch-type information device, control program, storage medium, blood vessel simulation sensor, and living organism information measurement device: The present invention realizes calculating a pulse rate accurately, even when a body movement component has no periodical characteristics, by surely removing the body movement component generated in a living organism from a pulse wave component. A pulse wave detecting section includes a pulse wave sensor and outputs a pulse... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090005696 - Method for quantitative assessment of the autonomic nervous system based on heart rate variability analysis: A method is provided for characterizing autonomic nervous system activity of a patient based on heart rate variability analysis using electrocardiographic data from the patient. In addition, a computer-readable medium is provided tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by a computer to perform a method for characterizing autonomic nervous... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090005697 - Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position: Systems and methods obtain information that allows detection of whether a patient suffers from congestion by monitoring a response of the patient to a recumbent position of the patient's body. The patient may be monitored to determine a respiration pattern for a non-recumbent position such as standing and a respiration... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090005698 - Method and device for controlling motion module via brainwaves: A method for controlling motion module via brainwaves uses brainwaves to control and drive a motion module. The motion module can perform motions in a plurality of motion modes. The method for controlling motion module via brainwaves includes: firstly, obtaining a plurality of brainwave signals. Then, the characteristic value of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090005699 - Input system and computer readable recording medium: An input system executes an input to an information processing apparatus depending on the hand motion of a person. At least one myoelectric sensor is provided on an area between a wrist of the person and bases of a second finger to a fifth finger, and detects a myoelectric signal... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090005700 - Multi-channel myoelectrical control using single muscle: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates multiple control signals from an electromyographic (EMG) signal produced by a single muscle. During operation, the system obtains an EMG signal from a single muscle of a subject. The system then processes the EMG signal to generate two or... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090005701 - Cradled sensor assembly: Various methods and devices are provided for removably coupling a sensor assembly to a catheter to measure conditions surrounding the catheter when the catheter is implanted in a patient. In one embodiment, a modular sensor assembly is provided and includes a housing having an antenna therein adapted to be removably... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090005702 - Method for diagnosis and treatment of processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances and abnormal postures: Methods for diagnosis and treatment are provided for a patient having processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances or abnormal postures. In one embodiment, a patient is identified having retinal signal problems creating at least one negative medical condition. Then, at least a portion of the patient's lacrimal drainage system is blocked... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090005703 - Medical monitor user interface: Methods and devices useful for monitoring a patient and for monitoring and displaying the value of a physiological parameter are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user interface for a medical monitoring device is provided. The user interface can have a monitoring screen with a current value screen and a trend... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090005705 - Fecal specimen collector: The present invention provides a fecal specimen collector. The fecal specimen collector consisting of a top cover, a bottle body, a specimen output end and a bottom cover, wherein a lower portion of the top cover forms a sampling end which may be inserted into the bottle body through an... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090005704 - Specimen collection container: A liquid specimen collection container is described that includes a cup which has a base, an edge portion, and a sidewall extending from the base to the edge portion. The container additionally includes a lid disposed on the edge portion. The lid has a recessed portion which forms a protrusion... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20090005706 - Medical guide wire: A medical guide wire 1 has a front helical spring 4 which is formed by two stranded wire units 41, 42 in a helically-wired spring configuration in which the two stranded wire units 41, 42 are further twisted in a helically-wired multiple spring configuration. This imparts an increased flexibility to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090005707 - Method and device for real time mechanical imaging of prostate: The present invention relates to a method for real time mechanical imaging of a prostate with a transrectal probe. In the method, generating a composite two- and three-dimensional prostate mechanical image from a plurality of partial mechanical images extracted from pressure response data and a probe orientation data starts with... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20090005708 - Orthopaedic implant load sensor and method of interpreting the same: Joint implant sensors, methods of using the same, and methods of aligning permanent implants are described herein. A device for providing intraoperative in vivo diagnostics of loads having at least one load sensor associated with the implant, and at least one signal processing device operatively coupled with the sensors. The... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090005709 - Range of motion measurement device: Apparatus for simultaneously measuring the range of motion in a full 360 degree by 180 degree dual axis range. The devices and software applications allow for real time measurement of total spine and extremity movements by analyzing both pitch and roll angles simultaneously. This provides the tester with an extremely... Agent: Raoul J. Gagne

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