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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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20090054720 - Use of histone deacetylase inhibitors in combination with radiation for the treatment of cancer: The present invention relates to a method for the treatment of cancer in a patient in need thereof. The method comprises administering to a patient in need thereof a first amount of a histone deacetylase inhibitor in a first treatment procedure, and a second amount or dose of radiation in... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20090054721 - Fluid radiation shield for brachytherapy: A brachytherapy treatment device includes an insertion member, an expandable chamber, and first and second immiscible fluids. The insertion member has proximal and distal ends. The expandable chamber is disposed on the distal end of the insertion member and has an inner surface defining a three-dimensional volume. First and second... Agent: Cytyc Corporation

20090054722 - Drug carrier containing magnetic fine particles and system using the same: The present invention provides drug carriers having high heating efficiency by high-frequency dielectric heating in a state of being selectively accumulated in a target site. The drug carriers each consist of a drug, magnetic fine particles, and a shell containing the drug and the magnetic fine particles. The shell has... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090054723 - Retrievable devices for improving cardiac function: Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular partitioning devices are described. Systems including removable implants and applicators for inserting and/or removing them are also described.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090054724 - Implantable device for treatment of ventricular dilation: A device and method for reducing ventricular dilation by placing one or more cardiac bridges into vessels extending along a length of the ventricle. Each cardiac bridge preferably includes a pair of anchors and a bridge member secured therebetween. The tension in the bridge member is increased to compress the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090054725 - Mechanical impotence treatment apparatus: A male sexual impotence treatment apparatus comprises an adjustable non-inflatable restriction device (434) implanted in a male impotent patient. The restriction device directly engages a portion of the normal penile tissue of the patient, such as both of the corpora cavernosa as a single unit or one or more of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090054726 - Working mechanism for medical manipulator: A working unit of a manipulator includes a hollow joint shaft, wires disposed as power transmitting members in the hollow joint shaft, and a distal-end working unit mounted on an end of the hollow joint shaft and movable by the wires. The wires are wound around respective tubular members in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090054727 - Endoscope: When a guide wire 5 is maximally raised on a treatment instrument raising stand 35, a distal point of the guide wire 5 is operated so as to be capable of always observing a papillary opening portion 7, which is a subject to be treated, from the front (in a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090054729 - Endoscope insertion support system and endoscope insertion support method: According to the invention, a VOI generation setting section disposed in an endoscope insertion support apparatus comprises a VOI setting function section, a VOI extending function section, a VOI direction determining function section, a VOI branch determining function section, a VOI resetting function section, a VOI information storage function section,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090054728 - Manipulatable guide system and methods for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: A guide system for accommodating, supporting and manipulating endoscopic tools. In various embodiments, the guide system includes a hollow outer sheath that may have a steerable distal end. The system may further include inner sheaths that are configured relative to the outer sheath to enable the inner sheaths to be... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090054731 - Antenna unit and receiving system: An antenna unit includes a receiving antenna which is arranged on an outer surface of a subject and receives a radio signal transmitted at a first frequency from a body-insertable device inserted into an inside of the subject; a main body part which is attached to an outside of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090054730 - Intra-subject information acquiring system: A remaining-power-amount recognizing circuit 20 provided within a capsule endoscope 2 recognizes a remaining power amount of a body-insertable apparatus (capsule endoscope 2), and superimposes the remaining-power-amount information on a transmission signal. An RF transmitting unit 15 of the capsule endoscope 2 transmits the superimposed information to a receiving apparatus... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090054732 - Instrument for endoscopic surgery: An endoscopic instrument readily made of one-use disposable plastic material with improved operative elements, and improved fatigue-reducing handgrip.... Agent: Donald D. Mon

20090054733 - Articulating endoscope instrument: An endoscopic surgical instrument is provided that includes a handle portion, an elongated middle portion, an articulating portion and a tool portion. The tool portion is steerable by control mechanisms disposed on the handle portion which are accessible to a single hand of a user of the endoscopic surgical instrument.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090054734 - Endoscopic surgical devices: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an endoscopic surgical device is provided and includes a handle assembly; a tube assembly operatively supported on and extending from the handle assembly, the tube assembly defining a longitudinal axis; an articulation assembly operatively supported on and extending from a distal end... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090054739 - Diagnosis support system for cancer, diagnosis support information providing method for cancer, and computer program product: A diagnosis support system for cancer is disclosed that comprises: a measurement value acquiring section for acquiring a measurement value of a first cancer patient; a sample data memory for storing sample data of a plurality of cancer patients different from the first patient; a reference range determination section for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090054740 - Method and apparatus of constructing and using a reference tool to generate a discriminatory signal for indicating a medical condition of a subject: This invention relates to constructing a reference tool and using the reference tool for distinguishing between a medical condition of a subject and a reference subject. This tool may be considered as a reference “map” consisting of one or several numbers of reference groups, where the subjects within the same... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090054736 - Method and system for a patient monitoring alarm: A method for implementing a patient monitoring system having an alarm is disclosed herein. The method includes providing a plurality of triggering criteria, and overriding a category of the plurality of triggering criteria if an override signal has been received from an input device. The process of overriding a category... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090054738 - System and method for physiological analysis and feedback application thereof: A system for analyzing physiological information and providing feedback is provided. An interface receives time information recording a time point, physiological information of a first user measured at the time point, and a purpose setting determined by the first user. A processor determines a physiological status according to the time... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090054735 - System and method for remote monitoring of multiple healthcare patients: A method including monitoring data associated with a plurality of non-operating room patients and simultaneously displaying data associated with each of the plurality of non-operating room patients in a single display. The method further includes determining whether an alert should be generated for a patient from the plurality of non-operating... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090054737 - Wireless physiological sensor patches and systems: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for wireless physiological sensor patches and systems which incorporate these patches. The systems and methods utilize a structure where the processing is distributed asymmetrically on the two or more types of ASIC chips that are designed to work together. The invention also... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090054742 - Apparatus for signal detection, processing and communication: An apparatus for monitoring one or more than one biological parameter is provided. The apparatus comprises two or more than two layers, each layer comprising a flexible substrate, the two or more than two layers comprising two or more than two sensors for sensing the one or more than one... Agent: Hugh Mctavish Mctavish Patent Firm

20090054741 - Device and method of monitoring a patient: A device for remote management of patients suffering or likely to suffer from heart failure that can measure the amplitude and frequency changes of one or more biomarkers. The device aids in predicting the need for medical intervention in such patients. The device may further aid in monitoring the efficacy... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090054743 - Trending display of patient wellness: The present invention is a novel method of generating and representing the status of various physiological parameters that are monitored for patients during hospitalization. The system of present invention allows healthcare providers to easily view, at a glance, the status or trend of a patient or a plurality of patients... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090054744 - Skin state analyzing method, skin state analyzing apparatus, and computer-readable medium storing skin state analyzing program: A skin state analyzing method for analyzing the skin state of an examinee using an image of the skin of the examinee includes an analyzing step of analyzing at least one of texture/pores, spots, skin tone, and sebum of the skin from the image, a storing step of storing the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090054745 - Method and system for providing data management in integrated analyte monitoring and infusion system: Method and system for providing diabetes related data management is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054746 - Device for channeling fluid and methods of use: Method and apparatus for channeling fluid away from an insertion site having a channel guiding the fluid flow from the insertion site, and a channeling compartment containing absorbent material to wick the fluid such as blood away from the insertion site is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054747 - Method and system for providing analyte sensor tester isolation: Method and apparatus for providing electrical isolation between devices in batch testing process during manufacturing procedure is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054748 - Method and system for providing continuous calibration of implantable analyte sensors: Method and system for providing continuous calibration of analyte sensors includes calibrating a first sensor, receiving data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, and calibrating a second sensor based on a predetermined scaling factor and data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, is disclosed.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054749 - Method and system for providing data transmission in a data management system: Methods and apparatuses for providing a data transmission unit antenna for wireless data transmission in a data monitoring and management system are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054750 - Method and system for providing integrated analyte monitoring and infusion system therapy management: Method and system for providing diabetes management and insulin therapy based on substantially real time glucose monitoring system is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090054752 - Method and apparatus for photoplethysmographic sensing: A photoplethysmographic sensing system for determining a user's pulse rate includes a light emitting device (100, 201, 310, 500) including a first plurality of light emitting particles (108, 208, 317) having a first diameter and emitting light having a first wavelength. A detector (118, 218, 500) is positioned to receive... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (mot)

20090054751 - Touchless sensor for physiological monitor device: A device for monitoring heart rate and blood oxygen levels using improved pulse oximetry sensors. Pulse oximetry sensors function in either transmission mode or reflectance mode. The device of the present invention provides improved sensors functioning in transmission mode to be useful on anatomical structures with dense tissue, such as... Agent: Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP

20090054754 - Clinician-controlled semi-automated medication management: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatuses of medication management based upon active authorization of medication infusion by a clinician that can provide for effective management of an analyte in a patient's blood, reducing the opportunities for human error common with current manual systems while still placing final... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090054753 - Variable sampling interval for blood analyte determinations: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses that can provide measurement of glucose with variable intervals between measurements, allowing more efficient measurement with greater patient safety. A method according to the present invention can comprise measuring the value of an analyte such as glucose at a first time; determining a... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090054755 - Medical imaging system: A medical imaging system by which in order that image data generated by an image generating apparatus and patient information are efficiently associated with each other while the doctor is examining the patient, an on-line button is blinking on receiving the image data or examination data when a screen showing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090054756 - Method & apparatus for uniquely identifying tissue pathology: A medical diagnostic imaging system is employed to generate two or more diagnostic images with each image generated using a different imaging modality. The imaging system includes an imaging device for generating the diagnostic image information, an operator interface for controlling the operation of the imaging device, an imaging device... Agent: Robert Schuler

20090054757 - Patient support: A patient support includes an upper support plate which is provided with a headrest. A base plate is arranged below, and separate from the upper support plate, by a floating mounting. A single narrow, narrow support column is provided, in the region of the headrest, between the support plate and... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20090054758 - Apparatus and method for reducing interference: In an electronic circuit and method for reducing interference in a measurement signal or signals, wherein the interference comprises a plurality of interference components: (a) There is at least one primary signal processing unit, each having a primary signal processing unit comprising a respective measurement signal input for receiving a... Agent: Unilever Patent Group

20090054759 - Inherently decoupled solenoid pair elements: The present invention relates to an element configuration within an RF coil for use for MRI. The invention provides for an inherently electromagnetically decoupled solenoid element pair for receiving radio frequency magnetic resonance signals within a vertical field MRI system. The elements of the solenoid element pair described herein are... Agent: Ulmer & Berne, LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20090054760 - Catheter for enhanced image location detection: A catheter is used to assist in imaging, e.g., 3D imaging, an anatomical location in a human or veterinary subject. The catheter includes a plurality of horizontal markings which extend in the longitudinal direction between the distal and proximal ends. The horizontal markings can be made throughout the entire length... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090054762 - Implant location positioning system: The invention relates to an implant layer positioning system comprising a device that can be fixed to a bone section and is used to plan the positioning of implants in order to enable corrective operations to be performed on the bone with optimum bone contact. Said device reproduces the geometry... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20090054761 - Medical system, method, and storage medium concerning a natural orifice transluminal medical procedure: A medical system includes a catheter, a sensor, 3-D image data representative of a patient, and a computer. The catheter has a catheter distal end insertable into a natural orifice of a body lumen of the patient. The sensor is disposable proximate the catheter distal end and is adapted to... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090054766 - Medical image system: A medical image system includes a medical imaging apparatus (300), an injector (100), and a hospital management server (600) having database (610). The injector has data output means (170) for communicating with the hospital management server and sending data of performed injection to the server. The system centrally manages image... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090054763 - System and method for spectroscopic photoacoustic tomography: A system and method for spectroscopic photoacoustic tomography of a sample include at least one light source configured to deliver light pulses at two or more different wavelengths to the sample. An ultrasonic transducer is disposed adjacent to the sample for receiving photoacoustic signals generated due to optical absorption of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090054764 - Three-dimensional image reconstruction using two light sources: Methods and systems for producing a 3D image representation of an in vivo object that include illuminating the object with at least two separate illumination sources included in a wireless imaging device, the first of the at least two illumination sources for illuminating said object from a first side of... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.

20090054765 - Three-dimensional medical imaging apparatus: By adding perspective information in addition to binocular parallax, the invention provides a three-dimensional medical imaging apparatus that allows surgery to be performed with a more natural three-dimensional view, similar to that achieved with the naked eye. The three-dimensional medical imaging apparatus includes an image-acquisition optical system and an imaging... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090054767 - Surgical method and apparatus for identification of fluorescence: Devices and methods for use in detecting an optical signal, such as from a fluorescent agent, and converting it to a visible signal are provided. Aspects of the devices include a first light source that emits light onto a region of interest such as a body tissue, body fluid, or... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090054770 - Adaptive ultrasound image reconstruction based on sensing of local media motion: An image reconstruction system method for forming an image of media using data acquired from an ultrasound transducer, the method including the steps of detecting relative motion between locations in the media and the transducer; determining relative media velocity from the detecting relative motion; setting a reconstruction period for an... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090054768 - Method and apparatus for voice recording with ultrasound imaging: An ultrasound system comprises a probe for acquiring ultrasound data associated with a patient and a microphone detecting audio. The system further comprises a processor module and a memory. The processor module is configured to receive the ultrasound data from the probe and processes the ultrasound data to form an... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090054769 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of obtaining phase information of ultrasonic waves reflected at respective sampling points within an object to be inspected and displaying the phase information in an easy-to-understand-way. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitting and receiving unit for converting reception signals outputted from plural ultrasonic transducers,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090054771 - Breast milk flow meter apparatus and method: An apparatus measures the quantity of milk consumed by an infant during a breast-feeding session. The apparatus includes a brassiere-like garment (30) with openings allowing the breasts to be exposed for nursing an infant. Lining (32) is attached to the inside of the brassiere. Ultra-sonic Doppler-Effect transmitter probes (44) and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090054772 - Focused ultrasound therapy system: The present invention pertains to an ultrasound therapy system and more specifically, to a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy apparatus guided by image registration and fusion method. The therapy system of the present invention comprises a central control means; an acoustic energy applicator; a mechanical driving and locating means of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090054773 - Medical treatment device: A medical treatment device inserted into a treatment instrument insertion channel of an ultrasonic endoscope inserted into a body cavity for treating an organ in the body cavity comprises a treatment probe having an electrode portion inserted and stuck into the organ in the body cavity through the treatment instrument... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090054774 - Method and system for evaluation of the hemodynamic model in depression for diagnosis and treatment: The present invention provides a method and system for determining the cerebral hemodynamic model for depression, using carotid duplex ultrasound to establish percent stenosis of the extracranial right and left internal carotid arteries and transcranial Doppler ultrasound instrument to measure mean flow velocity within the cerebral including the right and... Agent: Philip Chidi Njemanze

20090054779 - 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

20090054777 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a plurality of transmitter-receiver units each having a probe connector, a transmitter-receiver and a power supply; a plurality of display units each having an image display and a power supply; a plurality of operation units each having an operating part and a power supply; and... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054775 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic imaging method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a contrast image creating device which transmits each of contrast imaging transmission pulses and creates a contrast image, based on a received signal corresponding contrast imaging transmission pulse; a first reference image creating device which creates a reference image using the received signal corresponding to... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054776 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method for acquiring 3-d images: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a 3-D image data scan method that can continuously display 3-D image data in both a pre-scan mode and a triggered entire volume mode by collecting the volume data of a plurality of volume scan regions of an object from the start of the scan.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090054778 - Volume rendering quality adaptations for ultrasound imaging: Rendering quality parameter values are automatically set or adjusted as a function of acquisition ultrasound parameter values. The rendering quality is automatically selected based on the acquisition quality, such as providing for a higher quality or quality rendering for slower acquisitions. More than two rendering states are provided for a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090054780 - Method and device for real-time computation of point-by-point apodization coefficients: A method for real-time computation of point-by-point apodization coefficients used for beam-forming includes storing apodization coefficients of receiving focus points in memory, and computing at least one of an included angle between a vector from a transducer element to a receiving point and a normal vector of the transducer element,... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090054781 - Diagnostic imaging device having protective facade and method of cleaning and disinfecting same: A diagnostic imaging device is provided that includes a display panel, a set of switches including at least one of a proximity switch and a capacitive switch, and a one-piece non-flexible facade covering the display panel and the set of switches. The facade is transparent over at least a portion... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090054784 - Ultrasonic sensor: An ultrasonic sensor for detecting an object includes: a piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric body and first and second electrodes for sandwiching the piezoelectric body; an acoustic matching element having a reception surface, which receives an ultrasonic wave reflected by the object; and a circuit electrically coupled with the piezoelectric... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090054782 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe; a transceiver device which drives said ultrasound probe to scan a subject with an ultrasound beam; an image generating device which generates an ultrasound image on the basis of received signals obtained by said scanning; a display device which displays said ultrasound... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054783 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, ultrasound probe, and temperature calculating method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a temperature sensor disposed on an ultrasound probe to detect the temperature of the surface of the probe, a calculating unit which calculates the temperature on the basis of an input from the temperature sensor, and a storage unit in which the temperature characteristics of... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054785 - Method for detecting body temperature of live body: The present invention discloses a method for detecting body temperature of a live body. Firstly, an infrared thermometer is used to scan a testee to obtain a plurality of infrared signals. Next, the infrared signals are sequenced to obtain the greatest one thereof. Next, several infrared signals closest to the... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090054789 - Head-coupled holder for living body optical measurement: A head-coupled holder for living body optical measurement that securely brings a light irradiation module and a light detection module in close contact with a scalp, and gives the person to be examined no excessive pressure feeling. Each of the light irradiation module and the light detection module includes a... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090054786 - Imaging systems and methods, particularly for use with medical instrument used in open surgery: An electronic assembly (and related methods of manufacture and use), comprising: a non-conducting substrate, which has front and back sides and comprises through-wires molded into the substrate so as to pass through the substrate from the front side to the back side; and an integrated circuit device, which is fixed... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.

20090054787 - Imaging systems and methods, particularly for use with medical instrument used in open surgery: Systems and methods for use in performing an open surgical procedure on a body of a patient using a working element of a surgical instrument that has a shaft connected proximally to the working element; and capturing an image of an area of the body using a camera that is... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.

20090054788 - Method and apparatus for displaying a field of a brain of a patient and navigation system for brain surgery: A method and an apparatus for displaying a part of a brain of a patient is described. Laser-Doppler-images are acquired before and after a stimulation. The laser-Doppler-images include information about a blood motion or about a perfusion at the acquired part. Then, the blood motion images acquired before and after... Agent: Jones Day

20090054790 - Method and arrangement for generating a signal which corresponds to the degree of opening of the vocal folds of the larynx: The invention relates to a method for generating a signal which corresponds to the degree of opening of the vocal folds of the larynx, in which the vocal folds are illuminated by means of a light source and are optically observed by means of an endoscope and a signal which... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090054791 - Microendoscopy with corrective optics: Micro-optical imaging is facilitated. According to an example embodiment, a micro-optical probe arrangement includes a GRIN-type lens probe to direct light to and from a specimen. Compensation optics tailored to the probe and aberrations introduced by the lens are located in a light path through the lens, and compensate for... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20090054792 - Heartbeat/respiration sensor and body monitor employing same: Heartbeat/respiration sensor 4 comprises flexible vibration transmitting plate 1 formed with a plurality of air vents 3, and piezoelectric transducer 2 mounted on vibration transmitting plate 1.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090054793 - Cardiac pressure monitoring device: A cardiac pressure monitoring device includes a fixation member defining a central opening to facilitate slidably positioning the fixation device about a pacemaker lead wire. At least one sensor is coupled to the fixation member. The at least one sensor is configured to sense a physical, chemical, and/or physiological parameter... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054794 - Blood-pressure measuring device: A connector body includes two latch plates which detachably fix different connector bodies. The two latch plates are configured to be able to fix the one connector body to the other connector body at a step portion on the other connector body. The step portion is at a position which... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090054795 - Method for generating three standard surface ecg leads derived from three electrodes contained in the mid-horizontal plane of the torso: A method for a 3-lead electrocardiographic (ECG) recording comprising three signal electrodes contained in the mid-horizontal plane of the human torso and the calculation of the standard leads I, II and III. Such electrodes are placed in-line as in a chest belt instead of the traditional positioning of electrodes in... Agent: Winstead PC

20090054796 - Patient screening tools for implantable cardiac stimulus systems: Tools and devices are provided for determining whether a patient is well suited to receiving an implantable cardiac stimulation device by analyzing cardiac signals captured using external or cutaneous electrodes. Some of the illustrative tools include shapes for visual comparison to printed ECG strips. Automatic devices are also disclosed which... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP

20090054797 - Electronic fetal monitoring assessment system and method: Electronic fetal monitoring assessment tools and methods of use thereof. The electronic fetal monitoring assessment tools are useable in connection with Electronic Fetal Monitoring (“EFM”) systems, such as those EFM systems currently used by and available to medical professionals. Electronic fetal monitoring assessment tools may include an electronic measurement tool... Agent: Kevin D. Erickson Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090054799 - Biosensor system with a multifunctional portable electronic device: Some embodiments of the invention provide a biosensor system with a multifunctional portable electronic device for use by an individual. The biosensor system includes a breath delivery system with a breath sensor capable of detecting an analyte in the individual's breath. The system also includes a portable electronic device capable... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20090054798 - Respiration monitor and method of its operation: An apparatus for monitoring the respiration of a subject, the apparatus comprises means for detecting the concentration of each of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitric oxide in an inspired and/or exhaled gaseous stream of a subject; and a display for displaying the concentration of each of oxygen, carbon dioxide and... Agent: Kimberly A. Chasteen

20090054801 - Method and device for determining depressive disorders by measuring bioelectromagnetic signals of the brain: The present invention provides a method and device for determining depressive disorders or other mental disorders related to similar brain imbalances when the combination of powers of specific frequency bands in quantitative EEG has a certain positive or negative value. The present invention performs a signal-processing task to resting EEG... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20090054800 - Method and device for representing a dynamic functional image of the brain, by locating and discriminating intracerebral neuroelectric generators and uses thereof: The invention relates to a method of representing a dynamic functional image of the brain. It consists in acquiring (A) for a specific duration a plurality of electrophysiological signals {esi}1N of cerebral activity from a set of electrodes {Ei}1N placed on the scalp (S) of the subject, in locating (B)... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090054802 - Sunglass type sleep detecting and preventing device: The present invention relates to a sunglasses type device for detecting and preventing sleep and a method for detecting and preventing sleep.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090054803 - Electrophysiology mapping and visualization system: Electrophysiology mapping and visualization systems are described herein where such devices may be used to visualize tissue regions as well as map the electrophysiological activity of the tissue. Such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached hood deployable into an expanded configuration. In use, the imaging hood... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090054804 - Neurophysiologic monitoring system: The present invention relates to a system and methods generally aimed at surgery. More particularly, the present invention is directed at a system and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments involving the use of neurophysiology.... Agent: Jonathan Spangler Nuvasive, Inc.

20090054805 - Minimally invasive methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are provided to facilitate the minimally invasive removal of tissue biopsies and to facilitate the direct approach to anesthetizing the chest wall, in accordance with embodiments of the present invention. A pull-type cutting device 1 comprises two coaxially nested tubes, each extending from a proximal end 21... Agent: Paul J. Fordenbacher/berkeley Law & Technology Gro Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP

20090054808 - Apparatus and methods to harvest bone and bone marrow: An apparatus and method for harvesting bone and bone marrow are provided. The apparatus may include a driver operable to be releasably engaged with an intraosseous device. The intraosseous device may include a cannula having a first end operable to penetrate bone and bone marrow and to allow retrieval of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090054806 - Marking biopsy sites: A needle biopsy system for marking a sampling site is described.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090054807 - Targeted biopsy delivery system: This invention relates generally to the targeting and biopsy of tissue for medical purposes, and more particularly to a targeted biopsy system which allows planning of tissue to be sampled, targeting of specific areas of tissue in reference to the plan, capturing the tissue sample and recording the source location... Agent: Paul M. Denk Ste. 170

20090054810 - Analyte concentration detection devices and methods: Arrangements for the detection of the presence and/or concentration of an analyte in a sample of bodily fluid include diffuse transmission, diffuse reflection and edge or waveguide illumination arrangements. A vertical flow assay arrangement and/or technique is also disclosed, and includes a detection component that can be in the form... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090054809 - Sampling device for viscous sample, homogenization method for sputum and method of detecting microbe: It is intended to provide: a sampling device for quantitatively sampling a liquid sample having a high viscosity such as sputum; an auxiliary jig therefor; an agent for homogenizing sputum by which sputum can be quickly treated under mild conditions and a microbe contained in the sputum can be detected... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090054812 - Lancing device: A lancing device is adapted for use in firing a lancet into the skin of a patient to acquire a blood sample and, subsequent thereto, calculating and displaying the concentration of glucose in the acquired sample. In one embodiment, the device comprises a lancet and a torsion spring coupled to... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090054811 - Method and apparatus for analyte measurement test time: A method is provided for the analyte measurement by a user using an analyte measurement device. A penetrating member and unused analyte detecting member of the analyte measurement device are presented into an active position. The penetrating member is fired to prick the skin and bring a fluid sample to... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP

20090054813 - Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing: A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cartridge; a penetrating member driver; a plurality of penetrating members arranged in a radial configuration on the cartridge wherein sharpened distal tips of the penetrating members point radially outward; wherein... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090054814 - Posture monitoring device and method of use thereof: The present claimed subject matter teaches a posture monitoring device. The device includes a tilt sensor, an alarm, and a recording device to track changes in posture. The device has been designed to overcome the currently existing problems associated with other devices that detect poor postures. The device also includes... Agent: Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090048478 - Method for transporting radiation, applicator as well as radiation therapy device: Among other things, a method for transporting radiation to a body region is described, wherein, in a first step, a canal is formed up to the body region to be irradiated and wherein, in a second step, an applicator (10) which is fitted to the diameter of the canal is... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090048479 - Implant for supporting the urethra of a man and a surgical kit for treating incontinence in a man and including such an implant: The implant (2) comprises two elongate flexible strips (20, 30) that are substantially inextensible in their long direction and that comprise firstly respective middle portions (20C, 30C) that are disposed side by side in adjacent manner along the side edge of each strip that faces towards the other strip, and... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090048480 - Cardiac harness delivery device: An apparatus for delivering a cardiac harness onto a heart includes an elongate body and a plurality of elongate push rods longitudinally movable with respect to the elongate body. The elongate body has a tubular housing that is sized to contain the cardiac harness which is removably attached to the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090048481 - Method and apparatus for improving circulation and treating erectile dysfunction: A method, system, and apparatus for treating erectile dysfunction by using controlled intermittent pressure cycles in synchronization with the heart beat. The apparatus comprises two boots, one encircling a patient's leg, and the other encircling the patient's penis. A pneumatic system including the pneumatic apparatus also comprises a heart monitor... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090048482 - Image-based path planning for automated virtual colonoscopy navigation: A method for automatic virtual endoscopy navigation, including: (a) using a fisheye camera to generate an endoscopic image and a depth image from a current position of the camera in lumen computed tomographic (CT) data; (b) segmenting a first region and a second region from the depth image, wherein the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090048483 - Device for insertion guide and endoscope having the same: A colonoscope as an endoscope has an insertion tube for insertion in a patient's gastrointestinal tract. A head portion is disposed at an end of the insertion tube, for inspecting a large intestine. In combination with this, a device for insertion guide includes a base tube mounted on the head... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090048484 - Device, system and method for magnetically maneuvering an in vivo device: A method for controlling movement of an imaging device in vivo, the method comprising the steps of providing an imaging device having a longitudinal axis and a magnetic component, said device to be inserted into a patient's body; providing a rotating magnetic field outside the patient's body; and advancing the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090048486 - Distal tip for an endoscope: A system configured for endoscopic treatment of tissue is provided. The system includes an elongate shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a working channel extending at least partially through the shaft. The elongate shaft further includes a longitudinally extending central axis. A distal end of the distal... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090048485 - Endoscopic cutting instruments having improved cutting efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs: The present invention is directed to improving the cutting efficiency and reducing the manufacturing costs associated with endoscopic cutting instruments by eliminating the distal bearing surfaces or providing means for making the contact at the distal bearing intermittent so that surfaces do no undergo high localized heat and galling. In... Agent: Smith Patent Consulting Consulting, LLC

20090048487 - Treatment device: A treatment device according to the present invention includes: an elongated sheath having flexibility, the sheath being passed through an endoscope and introduced to an object to be treated; an incision knife section disposed approximately along an axial line of the sheath around an outer periphery at the distal end... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090048488 - Endoscope: A bending portion 27 in the vicinity of an insertion portion is formed with an EPAM actuator 28. When bending instruction in an arbitrary direction, for example in an upward direction is performed by bending amount instruction means 81, a bending amount control means 80 bends the EPAM actuator 28... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090048489 - Medical apparatus obtaining information indicative of internal state of an object based on interaction between ultrasound waves and light: In a medical apparatus, an ultrasound generator generates ultrasound waves to be radiated into the region, and an ultrasound radiating-direction changing member changes in the region a radiating direction of the ultrasound waves to be generated by the ultrasound generator. An ultrasound converging member converges in the region the ultrasound... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090048490 - Endoscope: An endoscope of the present invention includes an insertion section including a distal end portion, an objective lens placed in the distal end portion, an illumination lens which is placed in the distal end portion adjacently to the objective lens and emits illumination light from a light source, and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090048491 - Method and apparatus for laparoscopic retraction: Extraluminal and intraluminal devices and methods, and laparoscopic instrumentation, dramatically improve laparoscopic retraction of both the small and large intestine. A scaffolding external to or within a selected segment or segments of small and/or large bowel is created, allowing for the retraction of the entire selected segment or segments of... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090048495 - Application identification sensor: An application identification sensor comprises a plurality of emitters configured to transmit light into a tissue site and a detector configured to receive the light after tissue absorption. The detector generates a signal responsive to the intensity of the light and communicates the signal to a monitor. An information element... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090048493 - Health and entertainment device for collecting, converting, displaying and communicating data: A method for integrating and managing data is provided that includes interacting with an end user via a health and entertainment device, the device including: an accelerometer that is operable to track activity data by the user and a music module operable to play music for the user. The device... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20090048492 - Method for managing multiple patient monitoring sensors: A method for associating a plurality of patient monitoring sensors with an appropriate patient is disclosed herein. The method includes estimating a sensor location for each of a plurality of sensors that are operatively connected to a patient, transmitting the sensor location estimate from each of the sensors to a... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090048494 - Recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, recording and reproducing apparatus, recording method, reproducing method, recording and reproducing method, and record medium: Changes of a user's emotion that occurs when content is reproduced and a user's surrounding environment that occurs when the content is reproduced are recorded as sensing meta data and content is reproduced in a reproducing mode corresponding to the recorded sensing meta data. Content supplied from a content providing... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090048497 - Dynamically variable filter: A method of processing a signal pertaining to at least one electrical property of an organ of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a physiological condition of the subject, selecting a frequency band, filtering the signal according to the frequency band, and dynamically adapting the frequency band in... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090048496 - Method and apparatus for recording and presentation of physiological data: The invention relates to a method and device for recording and presentation of physiological parameters, which can include both blood pressure and heart pulse. Information about the heart pulse is derived from a recorded blood pressure signal, whereby the need for e.g. an external ECG measurement device is eliminated. It... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090048498 - System and method of monitoring an animal: A system and method for monitoring an animal is disclosed. In particular, an ingestible bolus configured to be maintained in the stomach of an animal is disclosed where the bolus comprises a sensor to monitor physiological and other characteristics of the animal. The bolus comprises a data transmitter in wireless... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090048499 - Sensor film for transcutaneous insertion and a method for making the sensor film: There is provided a thin film (1,2 or 1,3, FIGS. 1 and 2) for transcutaneous insertion by means of a needle assembly or the like. The sensor film comprises an elongate electrode part (1) which is integral with a contact part (2, 3). According to the invention the contact part... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090048500 - Method for using a non-invasive cardiac and respiratory monitoring system: A non-invasive monitoring system using radiated energy to identify cardiac and respiratory waveforms in patients is discussed. The monitoring system illuminates a subject in radiated energy and then detects the reflected radiated energy caused by respiratory and/or cardiac functions. The detected reflections are used to plot a two-dimensional waveform. The... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090048501 - Glucose measuring device integrated into a holster for a personal area network device: A glucose meter module integrated into a holster device that can securely accommodate another device such as a portable server device or an insulin pump is described. The glucose measuring module and the health device communicate with each other by a short range wireless modality. In the case in which... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090048502 - Broadband illuminator for oximetry, hemoglobin, met-hemoglobin, carboxy-hemoglobin, and other blood component monitoring: An ischemia detection system in two or more somatic measures, collected simultaneously or near-simultaneously, are provided for direct or computational comparison, in which light from light source A (103A) and source B (103B) is detected by a sensor (155), and a difference-weighted value is determined (167), thereby enhancing the value... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

20090048503 - Glycemic control monitoring using implantable medical device: An apparatus for monitoring a patient's blood glucose level. The apparatus includes an implantable medical device having a controller and an implantable heart sounds sensor configured to transmit signals to the controller of the implantable medical device. The controller is configured to determine if a patient is hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090048504 - Medical electrode systems and methods: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for creating and applying electrodes and electrode systems to a wound or skin. An electrode may be applied as a single electrode strip using a dispenser. An electrode may also be cut to size from a single sheet of electrode. Additionally, an electrode may... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090048505 - Upper body mri scanner and associated control method: The invention relates to an upper body MRI scanner comprising a magnet arrangement for producing a horizontally oriented homogeneous main magnetic field, said magnet arrangement being designed to examine the upper body of a standing patient. An image acquisition unit is provided for continuously creating upper body images of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090048507 - Method and apparatus for imaging functional and electrical activities of the brain: A method and an apparatus for imaging functional and electrical activities of the brain are disclosed. In order to allow improved relative positional determination of the epileptogenic focus with reference to the EEG electrodes, a positron emission tomography measurement using at least one radiation detector, and a magnetic resonance imaging... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090048506 - Method and system for assessing brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging: A system for assessing brain functioning uses neuropsychological assessments which are performed while a patient is within an fMRI scanning environment and while scanning is in process to detect the BOLD signals within the patient's brain. The system may be used to detect brain impairment and injuries which do not... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20090048508 - Rf coil assembly for use in magnetic resonance imaging: An RF coil assembly for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus is described. The RF coil assembly comprises one or more coil elements capable of receiving electromagnetic radiation and is capable of being directly attached to a stereotactic base ring. The RF coil assembly may comprise a localiser box... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090048509 - Shielded surgical navigation system that determines the position and orientation of the tracked object with real and virtual dipoles: A system for determining the position and orientation of a tracked object by measuring electromagnetic energy. The system includes a shield of magnetic permeable material positioned on one side of the object to be tracked. A transmitter emits the electromagnetic energy and there is a tracker sensor. One of the... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation

20090048510 - Fiducial marker for correlating images: The invention relates to a fiducial marker having a marking grid that is used to correlate and view images produced by different imaging modalities or different imaging and viewing modalities. More specifically, the invention relates to the fiducial marking grid that has a grid pattern for producing either a viewing... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates/ Brookhaven National Laboratory

20090048511 - Catheter for media injection: An improved endocardial catheter includes a plurality of longitudinally extending openings adjacent intermediate portions at its distal end. The catheter is actuable from a retracted or collapsed mode, wherein the sealed openings are arranged around the tubular catheter surface, to an expanded mode. The plurality of longitudinal openings in the... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20090048513 - System and method for remodeling prediction using ultrasound: A system and method for remodeling prediction using ultrasound are provided. The method includes obtaining ultrasound information relating to a heart and determining a likelihood of myocardial remodeling of the heart based on the ultrasound information.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090048512 - Ultrasonic device for cosmetological human nail applications: An ultrasonic device evaluates the sound velocity of a nail to determine the overall health of a patient and to monitor cosmetological effects of certain products on the nail. The ultrasonic device includes a handhold probe having an piezoelectric transducer encased in cover that emits high-frequency ultrasonic impulses directed towards... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090048514 - Device for ultrasound monitored tissue treatment: Apparatus is provided for lipolysis and body contouring of a subject. The apparatus includes a housing adapted for placement on tissue of the subject. The apparatus also includes a plurality of acoustic elements disposed at respective locations with respect to the housing, including at least a first and a second... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090048515 - Biopsy planning system: Guided biopsy is a commonly used method to remove suspicious tissues from an internal organ for pathological tests so that malignancy can be established. Provided herein are systems and methods (i.e., utilities) that allow for automated application of one or more predefined biopsy target plans to an acquired medical image... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090048516 - Image diagnosing device: An diagnostic imaging apparatus for imaging information changing with time and displaying it in real time, composed of an ultrasonic probe (2), having piezoelectric elements arranged in an array form that transmit ultrasonic waves to a target object (1) and acquires a reflection signal from the target object; a body... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090048517 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a transducer array 1 in which a plurality of transducers for transmitting an ultrasonic wave to a subject and receiving a reflected wave therefrom are arrayed, and delay addition units 4 to 9 for performing parallel reception by adding a delay time to signals from... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090048518 - Doppler motion sensor apparatus and method of using same: An apparatus for, and method of, sensing characteristics of a vessel and a fluid conveyed therein.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090048519 - Hybrid dual layer diagnostic ultrasound transducer array: An ultrasound transducer array having a transmit transducer element comprising a transmit transducer material interposed between a transmit electrode and a reference electrode, wherein voltages applied across the transmit electrode and reference electrode induce an acoustic wave to emanate from the transmit transducer material; and a plurality of receive transducer... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090048522 - Modulation in micromachined ultrasonic transducers: A capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (cMUT) system uses a modulation technique to increase cMUT sensitivity. An AC carrier signal is applied to the cMUT through a modulation signal port to modulate the signal. The higher frequency of the AC carrier signal carries the real signal to a high frequency range... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090048520 - Multi-headed imaging probe and imaging system using same: A diagnostic imaging system is provided that includes an image acquisition component, a transmitter operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to transmit a signal therefrom, and a beamformer operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to receive image data therefrom. Also included is a processor configured to assemble images... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090048521 - Short axis oscillating ultrasonic probe: A short axis oscillating ultrasonic probe is configured such that: a piezoelectric element group that is arranged in a long axis direction and that has an acoustic lens on an ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving surface thereof is provided on a rotational retention base; the rotational retention base is housed... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090048523 - Topographic optical infrared tomography system for biophysical imaging with infrared diagnostic exploratory algorithm sequencing (ideas) scripting language: A topographic optical infrared tomography system for biophysical imaging includes a thermal camera operably disposed adjacent a body part equipped for obtaining thermal data readings from the body part and apparatus operably connected to the thermal camera for correcting thermal emissivity variations in the thermal data readings to provide corrected... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20090048524 - Implantable pressure measuring unit and configuration for internal pressure measurement in a blood vessel: Implantable pressure measuring unit for internal pressure measurement in a blood vessel or heart of a patient, having a pressure sensor having electrical signal output, fixing means adapted to the intended measurement location for fixing the pressure sensor, a power supply unit of the pressure sensor, a signal detection unit... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090048525 - Venous refill testing system and method: A venous refill testing system includes a sensor for sensing patient blood volume at a testing location along a patient's leg during and after dorsiflexion of the patient's foot, and a controller unit having means for automatically determining a time of cessation of dorsiflexion of the patient's foot and for... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090048526 - Apparatus for monitoring a person's heart rate and/or heart rate variation; wrist-watch comprising the same: Monitoring apparatus (4) for monitoring a user's heart, the apparatus comprising several sensors (14, 16) for measuring changes in an electrical parameter of a user's arm (20), from which changes in an electrocardiogram, heart rate and/or heart rate variation of the user's heart are determinable. The apparatus further comprises a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090048527 - Assessment of preload dependence and fluid responsiveness: Methods for determining a cardiovascular parameter reflecting fluid or volume changes and for detecting arrhythmia are disclosed. These methods involve receiving a waveform dataset corresponding to an arterial blood pressure, pulseox, Doppler ultrasound or bioimpedance signal and analyzing the waveform to detect premature ventrical or atrial contractions. Premature ventrical or... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090048528 - System and methods for detecting ischemia with a limited extracardiac lead set: Disclosed is a system for detecting pathophysiological cardiac conditions from a reduced number of extracardiac leads. A right side lead measures the electrical signal between the middle superior chest region over the heart and inferior right torso position. A left side lead measures the electrical signal between the left precordial... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090048529 - Systems and methods for managing heart rate dependent conditions: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a cardiac condition of a patient. The system includes a sensor for receiving a patient's heart rate and a processor that is programmable to set a patient's safe heart rate zone. The processor is also configured to determine whether the patient's heart rate... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090048530 - Monitoring of epileptiform activity: The invention relates to monitoring of epileptiform activity. In order to accomplish a mechanism with improved specificity to epileptiform activity and with the capability to provide a clinician enough information for selecting a precision-targeted drug at an early phase of a seizure, first and second indicators are derived from the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090048531 - Dermatomal somatosensory evoked potential (dssep) apparatus for real time nerve root function diagnosis in surgical and clinical situations: A dermatomol somatosensory evoked potential (DSSEP) diagnositic apparatus for evaluating nerve root functions in a mammalian subject is presented. The DSSEP apparatus includes an electrical stimulator, a stimulus site selector switchbox, a connection box, a plurality of stimulating electrodes, a plurality of recording electrodes, a computer system, and a software... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090048533 - Biopsy apparatus: A biopsy apparatus having a disposable cutting element and a reusable handpiece is disclosed. The disposable cutting element includes an inner cannula that defines an inner lumen and terminates in a cutting edge. The inner cannula is slidably disposed within an outer cannula that defines an outer lumen that has... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090048532 - Biopsy device tissue port adjustment: The present application is directed to an image-guided, vacuum assisted, percutaneous, coring, cable driven breast biopsy instrument which may be conveniently mounted to an x-ray machine wherein the biopsy instrument incorporates a rotation knob at the proximal end of the instrument to manually rotate the distal end of the probe,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090048534 - Device for the withdrawal, collection and transport of biological specimens: The invention relates to a device for the withdrawal, collection and transport of biological specimens, comprising a test tube equipped with a cap comprising a membrane constructed of a soft material impermeable to liquids and pierceable by a suitable specimen withdrawal means.... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090048535 - Detecting cross-contamination in blood measurements with a multilumen catheter: The present invention comprises methods and apparatuses that can provide accurate measurement of glucose or other analytes from a multilumen catheter in the presence of infusion of substances, including glucose. Examples of “multilumen catheters” include central venous catheters having multiple lumens, midline catheters having multiple lumens, multiple catheters configured or... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090048536 - Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing: A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cartridge; a penetrating member driver; a plurality of penetrating members arranged in a radial configuration on the cartridge wherein sharpened distal tips of the penetrating members point radially outward; wherein... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090048537 - Lubricious coatings: Medical devices can include a lubricious coating that is slippery when wet.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090048538 - Systems, methods and devices for promoting thermogenesis: Systems, methods and devices to measure and potentially promote thermogenesis, preferably non-exercise activity thermogenesis are disclosed. In the various embodiments, the present invention may rely on one or more sensors that detect a subject's body posture and/or activity. Feedback regarding the subject's posture and/or activity (relative to preferred postures and/or... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090048541 - Body motion detection device: A pedometer (100A) includes a sensor unit (150) fixed and arranged so as to detect a body motion in a predetermined detecting axis direction, and a body casing accommodating the sensor unit (150). The detecting axis of the sensor unit (150) is arranged in an inclined manner at an inclination... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090048542 - Methods and devices for treatment of medical conditions and monitoring physical movements: The present systems use nanotechnology, MEMS devices and wireless data transmission to monitor and treat physical activities, and medical and physiological conditions. The MEMS devices and wireless data transmission systems monitor and sense certain patient conditions or reactions, such as changes in pressure, movements, and tremors. These sensor devices include,... Agent: Mcquaide Blasko

20090048539 - System and method for conscious sensory feedback: A system for conscious sensory feedback for a body extremity without sensation or a body extremity prosthesis is disclosed, as well as methods for conscious sensory feedback based on said system; a glove, a sock and a body extremity prosthesis comprising said system; and use of the system.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090048540 - Wearable health monitoring device and methods for fall detection: A wearable health monitoring device includes at least one sensor for obtaining a signal indicative of movement of a user in at least one axis and logic configured to determine, based upon the signal, whether the user has fallen.... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090043148 - Use of magnetic implants to treat body tissue structrues: Plural (at least two) magnetic devices are implanted in a patient so that magnetic interaction between those devices modifies the patient's body in one or more respects (e.g., by modifying the shape and/or performance of some part of the body). Prior to implantation, a location in the body may be... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090043149 - Hearing implant: The present invention concerns an actuator for an implantable hearing aid for implantation into the human middle ear. The actuator comprises a substantially elongate piezoelectric component (34, 36) having first and second operating end faces (41, 43), said end faces extending substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of... Agent: Nixon Peabody

20090043150 - Method of preventing and treating emotional and behavioral problems: The method enables individuals to monitor their state based on a five-point stress-reward scale, use the intrapsychic tool that corresponds with that state and continue that process of monitoring, identifying and using until they attain the state of lowest stress and greatest reward or until they accept the other state... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.c

20090043151 - Device for closing a natural or artificial anus: The invention relates to device (1; 1′) for closing a natural or artificial anus, comprising an inflatable balloon (2) with an approximately toroidal structure made from a flat tube section, which is turned inside out and whose both ends (7, 8) extend coaxially into one another and are each joined... Agent: Stephen E. Bondura Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090043153 - Apparatus, system, and method for applying and adjusting a tensioning element to a hollow body organ: An adjustable support pad for adjustably holding a tensioning line used to apply tension to a body organ. The adjustable support pad can include a locking mechanism for preventing slidable movement of the tensioning element in one or both directions. The locking mechanism may include spring-loaded locks, rotatable cam-like structures,... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090043152 - Delivery device for cardiac harness: A delivery system for providing and deploying a cardiac harness over a heart. The delivery system includes an introducer tube having a plurality of distal fingers biased into a compressed delivery diameter. A dilator tube is slidably mounted within the introducer tube for dilating the fingers into an expanded diameter... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090043154 - Endoscopic attachment, endoscopic treatment instrument, and endoscope system: An endoscope system has an endoscope; an attachment for the endoscope, having a non-circular irregularly shaped hole that communicates with an opening of a channel of the endoscope and attached to a forward end of an insertion section of the endoscope; and a treatment instrument for the endoscope, having a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090043155 - Body-insertable apparatus, in-vivo information acquiring system, and body-insertable apparatus manufacturing method: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to closely examine a specific region by making most use of an advantage of a compound-eye capsule endoscope that picks up images of an interior of a body cavity forward and backward in a movement direction of a capsule... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043157 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus includes a display unit that displays images contained in a plurality of image groups inside a subject picked up by a plurality of imaging devices, and a control unit that extracts a related image related to a currently displayed image currently displayed in the display unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043156 - Medical apparatus obtaining information indicative of internal state of an object based on interaction between ultrasound waves and light: A biological observation system is provided, which is mounted in en endoscope so as to acquire information indicating the internal state of a body tissue of an object using the interaction between ultrasound waves and light. The endoscope is equipped with an ultrasound generating member, a light transmitting/receiving member, and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043158 - Conduit introducer, conduit assembly and conduit-implanting device: A conduit-implanting device includes a conduit introducer and a conduit assembly. The conduit introducer includes: a rod body having an inserting end located at a lower side of the rod body; an inflatable section disposed in the proximity of the inserting end; and an injection port for injecting liquid into... Agent: Bucknam And Archer

20090043160 - Self-propelled colonoscope: A self-propelled colonoscope comprises a tubular flexible insertion portion (15) inserted into the colon and an endless belt (17) arranged on a circulating path on a part of the outer wall and the inner wall of the flexible insertion portion. The endless belt (17), supported by the guide hooks (39)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090043159 - Sleeve for endoscopic medical procedures: A guide tube is used with a medical endoscope. The guide tube includes an elongated tubular member and a lubricating fluid. The elongated tubular member has an inner annular membrane, an outer annular membrane, a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion opposite the proximal end portion. The inner... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090043161 - Measuring endoscope apparatus, program and recording medium: The present invention provides a measuring endoscope apparatus which includes an endoscope that photoelectrically converts an image of an object to generate an imaging signal, a signal processing section that processes the imaging signal to generate image data, a distance measuring section that calculates an object distance based on a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090043164 - Capsule-type medical device: The position of an antenna incorporated in a capsule-type endoscope 3 that moves in a body is estimated using a plurality of antennae, and where the distance dij between two positions Pti and P(t−1)j estimated at adjacent times falls within a predetermined value, pieces of information for these positions are... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043162 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus according to this invention has a connector portion to which an endoscope having a CCD can be connected, a light source device having a light source portion which applies illumination light to an object to be observed by the CCD, an illumination time variator unit which changes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043163 - Medical apparatus and medical system provided with the same: In the present invention, an endoscope apparatus has an identification unit which identifies the classification on the basis of scope ID information of an endoscopic scope, a storage unit which stores information regarding processing to be executed according to the classification of the endoscopic scope (a first SOP), and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043165 - Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath: A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma. The sheath may be provided in the form of an inflow/outflow sheath... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090043166 - Endoscope and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope of the present invention includes a distal end main body portion provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion, a disposing hole having a first space and a second space that is formed in the distal end main body portion, and an objective lens. The endoscope... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043167 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an outer tube having a sharpened distal end and a retractable sleeve slidably disposed in the outer tube. An image conduit is attached to the distal end of the retractable sleeve for imaging any object in contact with the distal tip of the image conduit.... Agent: Patrick R. Scanlon Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP

20090043168 - Self-releasing tourniquet and method: A self-releasing tourniquet comprising a compression means and a releasing means, whereby the releasing means is configured to fail without any external influence at a predetermined time following application of the tourniquet.... Agent: Scott David Compton

20090043169 - Childbirth instrument and method: A childbirth instrument and method of use. The instrument may have guide and/or guard portions with concave posterior sides, and may have one or more grips. The guide may have first, second, and third elongated reference slots for performing episiotomy cuts therethrough, with the reference slots locating the angle and... Agent: Russell H. Walker Walker, Mckenzie & Walker, P.C.

20090043174 - Apparatus for detecting endometriosis: A vaginal probe includes a metal detection sensor for detecting the presence of ferrous-laden endometriotic tissues. The probe is electrically connected to external electronic circuitry for interpreting the readings taken by the sensor and for providing a qualitative or quantitative measurement of the amount of endometriotic tissues present. The probe... Agent: Dennis T. Griggs

20090043170 - Interactive system and method for neuromotor functioning assessment and training: v

20090043175 - Method of deriving a graphical representation of domain-specific display objects on an external display: Technique for deriving a graphical representation of domain-specific display-objects on an external display (13) within a patient-monitoring system (1), in which only a small amount of data has to be transmitted to the external display device (3) and at the same time the user of the external display (13) gets... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090043173 - Monitoring system for cardiac surgical operations with cardiopulmonary bypass: A monitoring system for cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass comprising: a processor operatively connected to a heart-lung machine; a pump flow detecting device connected to a pump of the heart-lung machine to continuously measure the pump flow value and send it to the processor; a hematocrit reading device inserted inside... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090043172 - Multi-modal imaging system and workstation with support for structured hypothesis testing: Investigation of in vivo models of disease requires imaging studies involving single subjects in single imaging sessions, serial imaging of individuals or groups of subjects, and integration of data across diverse and heterogeneous experimental methodologies. Each type of experiment is preferably supported by various feature sets that can be rigorously... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090043171 - Systems and methods for determining physiological parameters using measured analyte values: Systems and methods for determining a physiological parameter in a patient are provided. In certain embodiments, a system can include an analyte detection system configured to measure first analyte data in a fluid sample received from a patient, a medical sensor configured to measure second analyte data in the patient,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090043176 - Heat indicator measuring device and method of controlling the same: The invention is to provide a heat indicator measuring device that is able to appropriately prevent a heat disorder. The heat indicator measuring device includes: a temperature measuring unit 2 that measures a temperature, a humidity measuring unit 3 that measures humidity; a heat index calculation unit 5 that calculates... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090043177 - Method for integrating facilitated blood flow and blood analyte monitoring: A method for the integrated facilitization of blood flow and monitoring of blood analyte concentration (for example, blood glucose concentration) includes implanting a stent configured to facilitate blood flow into a cardiovascular system of a user's body with the stent having attached thereto a continuous blood analyte determination module of... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090043178 - Optical non-invasive blood monitoring system and method: A simple noninvasive technique that is capable of very accurate and fast blood analyte, e.g., glucose, level monitoring is provided. Fluctuation in the levels of glucose and other analytes affect the refractive index of blood and extra cellular fluid in biological tissue. Given that the propagation speed of light through... Agent: Charles H. Jew

20090043179 - Processing of photoplethysmography signals: Disclosed herein are methods and devices of processing photoplethysmography signal information. The methods for processing will allow numerous medical observations and diagnoses from a simple, non-invasive probe.... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20090043180 - Sensor and system providing physiologic data and biometric identification: A device and method of use combining a non-invasive sensor for measuring a physiologic attribute with a biometric identification means. One embodiment of the device and method includes a sensor that has incorporated therein both an oximeter and a fingerprint sensor. The sensor may be connected to a controller including... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090043181 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090043182 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090043183 - Integrated stent and blood analyte monitoring system: An integrated stent and blood analyte monitoring system includes a stent configured for implantation into a cardiovascular system of a user's body and a blood analyte monitoring system. The blood analyte monitoring system includes a continuous blood analyte determination module attached to the stent and a reader module configured for... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090043184 - Catheter and probe for measuring analytes or other parameters: A medical sensing system including an access tube with a fluid infusate lumen and a sensing probe that can be passed through a second lumen in the access tube and extended into the vasculature for sensing a blood parameter. The sensing probe has a sensor on a distal end thereof... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090043185 - Biomedical surface electrode: A flexible biomedical surface electrode comprises an insulating substrate (10), a conductive electrode layer (12) screen-printed on the substrate, and an insulating masking layer (14) on the electrode layer. The masking layer is configured to expose selected regions (16) of the electrode layer. An electrically conductive adhesive gel layer (18)... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090043186 - Miniature circular mapping catheter: An ablation device, including a catheter and an ablation element incorporating one or more balloons at the distal end of the catheter, has a continuous passageway extending through it from the proximal end of the catheter to the distal side of the expandable ablation element. The ablation device ablates tissue... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090043187 - Method for assessing a rupture risk of an aneurysm of a patient and associated system: A method for assessing a rupture risk of at least one aneurysm of a patient, with the rupture risk being assessed by a computing device as a function of at least one personal factor specific to the patient and at least one anatomy-linked factor relevant to the anatomy of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090043188 - Methods and devices for measurement and treatment of pain and the treatment of inflammation and osteoporosis: A method for pain treatment and measurement according to various aspects of the present invention generally includes providing an external field to a portion of a living being, wherein the external field comprises a frequency of about 3040 Hz. This frequency of about 3040 Hz can also be intermixed with... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090043189 - Mobile combined mri/pet apparatus: A combined positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, in a trailer housing is disclosed, for imaging organs of an examination object in an examination space. In at least one embodiment, the positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a positron emission tomography apparatus with at least one radiation detector and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090043190 - \"automatic pointing device for correct positioning of the distal locking screws of an intramedullary nail\": Automatic pointing device for the correct positioning of the distal locking screws of an intramedullary nail, including means for image acquisition, processing and for guidance of the surgical instrument.... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090043192 - Method and apparatus for determination of atherosclerotic plaque type by measurement of tissue optical properties: Methods for diagnosing vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque using optical coherence tomography to measure tissue optical properties, including backreflectance of heterogeneous layers, such as plaque cap, lipid pool composition and macrophage presence. Methods also include measurement of spatially and temporally dependent reflectance, measurement of multiple wavelength reflectance, low coherence interferometry, polarization and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090043191 - Oct-ivus catheter for concurrent luminal imaging: The invention relates to an apparatus for in vivo imaging. More specifically, the present invention relates to a catheter that incorporates an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system and an Intravascular Ultrasound (“IVUS) system for concurrent imaging of luminal systems, such as imaging the vasculature system, including, without limitation, cardiac vasculature,... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C.

20090043193 - Procedure radiograph orientation device and methods of use: An example of the present invention includes a rostral base plate, a plurality of support slats, and a caudal base plate, these components being adapted to pivot about one another or in certain embodiments, adapted to pivot about a series of spacers. One or more tension wires extend through the... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090043194 - Devices and methods for preventing distal embolization from the vertebrobasilar artery using flow reversal: The invention provides a medical device having a catheter and one or more expandable constricting/occluding members. The catheter has a lumen communicating with a port at its distal end. The lumen and port are adapted for introduction of therapeutic or diagnostic devices, including an angioplasty/stent catheter and an atherectomy catheter,... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-1118

20090043198 - Magneto-motive ultrasound detection of magnetic nanoparticles: Provided herein are systems, methods and compositions for the use of ultrasound for detection of cells and nanoparticles.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C.

20090043196 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: A flexure display is a display graph in which positions of a plurality of surface points and amounts of displacement are correlated. A slider provides a user interface for setting time. A time which is set through the slider is reflected on the flexure display or the like. The flexure... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090043197 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus: With a natural number n, an ultrasound pulse having a center frequency of nf0 is transmitted, and an echo wave produced by the reflection at an acoustic-impedance interface within the object to be examined is received. Another ultrasound pulse having a center frequency of (n+1) f0 is transmitted, and, similarly,... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090043195 - Ultrasound touchscreen user interface and display: User interface for providing user control over device functions of an ultrasound imaging system (10) includes a touchscreen (18) and activation areas (22, 24, 26) defined thereon simultaneous images. Each activation area (22, 24, 26) has a unique assigned function relating to processing of the ultrasound images with an indication... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090043199 - Wireless network having portable ultrasound devices: A patient monitoring system has one or more ultrasound devices that monitor patients. The ultrasound devices can communicate to a central station by way of a wireless data communication network. Ultrasound images acquired by the ultrasound devices may be displayed at the central station. Alarms may be generated based upon... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090043202 - Identification of a person based on ultra-sound scan analyses of hand bone geometry: A method for producing a model of bone geometry of a volumetric region of a body is provided. The method comprises scanning the volumetric region using ultrasound and acquiring geometric data associated with bones; identifying points derived from a surface of the bones; organizing the points into separate bone entities... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090043201 - Image processing apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a random processing device which adds independent random components to a pixel value of a pixel point on each actual frame corresponding to a given time and a pixel value of a pixel point on each actual frame corresponding to a time subsequent to the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090043200 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and ultrasonic image processing method: Using three-dimensional mapping images at different time phases obtained by mapping motion information, a peak value of motion information in a local region is retrieved in each of the time phases. On the basis of the result, a locus line or the like indicative of fluctuations with time in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090043204 - Hand-held ultrasound imaging device having removable transducer arrays: A hand-held ultrasonic imaging device is provided with a removable transducer array. The imaging device has a housing, a display on the housing, and a transducer assembly including a transducer array detachably coupled to the housing. The imaging device may detect the type of transducer array that is coupled to... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090043205 - Hand-held ultrasound system having sterile enclosure: A sterile enclosure is provided for enclosing a hand-held ultrasound device to prevent any material on the ultrasound device from contaminating a sterile environment in which the ultrasound device is used. The enclosure has an opening for insertion of the ultrasound device into the enclosure, a closure for closing the... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090043203 - Power management in portable ultrasound devices: A method for operating an ultrasound device comprises automatically switching among power modes in responses to changes in the power remaining available for operation of the ultrasound device. Two or more power modes may be available for each of a number of operational modes. The power modes may trade off... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090043206 - System and method for three-dimensional ultrasound imaging: Under one aspect, an ultrasound system for producing a representation of an object includes: a concave transducer array configured to transmit ultrasonic pulses into the object and to receive ultrasonic pulses from the object, the ultrasonic pulses from the object containing structural information about the object, each transducer in the... Agent: Jones Day

20090043207 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: The present invention provides an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus capable of appropriately evaluating dynamic characteristics of a bone. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus obtains an interpolated line 52a representing a bone surface shape based on echo signals obtained from ultrasonic beams transmitted to a surface of the bone on which a load... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090043208 - Methods and devices for estimating blood flow characteristics: Methods and devices are described for estimating blood flow characteristics through an orifice of a subject, such as regurgitant blood flow through a faulty heart valve. Acoustical techniques can be applied to send bursts of energy, such as high repetition pulsed ultrasonic signals, to a sample volume in a region... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090043209 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A probe includes a transducer unit including a plurality of transducers which are arrayed in the first direction, transmit ultrasonic waves and receive echo signals, and a moving mechanism for continuously moving the transducer unit in the second direction crossing the first direction. A movement control unit controls the moving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090043210 - Data detection device and data detection method: A data detection device (1) includes an illumination unit (3) for illuminating a detection portion of a living body surface so as to obtain a shadow, an image capturing unit (7) for imaging sequential images of the detection portion of the living body surface, and a data processing unit (9)... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090043211 - Mems based optical coherence tomography probe: A micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) probe package is provided including a first reflective element receiving a light beam directed into to the probe package and a second reflective element receiving light directed from the first reflective element. The second reflective element directs light in an optical path extending from the probe... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090043212 - Monitoring system for cardiac surgical operations with cardiopulmonary bypass: A monitoring system for cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass comprising: a processor operatively connected to a heart-lung machine; a pump flow detecting device connected to a pump of the heart-lung machine to continuously measure the pump flow value and send it to the processor; a hematocrit reading device inserted inside... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090043213 - Load independent index of diastolic function: Methods and related apparatus and systems for determining a load-independent index of diastolic function in the heart are described.... Agent: Washington University-snr C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal L.l.p

20090043214 - Sphygmomanometer capable of knowing variation in blood pressure value: In a sphygmomanometer (1), a measurement value in a blood pressure measurement unit (16) and a measurement time are corresponded and stored in a blood pressure storage unit (17). When a measurement data process program is executed in CPU (11), the measurement value is extracted from the blood pressure storage... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090043215 - Sphygmomanometer cuff for non-invasive blood pressure measurement: A sphygmomanometer cuff is provided for measuring the blood pressure over a blood vessel. The sphygmomanometer cuff has at least one inflatable cuff part (3), which can be filled with a fluid for exerting pressure on the blood vessel, wherein the inflatable cuff part (3) has different widths at at... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090043216 - Heart beat signal recognition: A subject's heart rate is determined by recognizing heart beat patterns in a heart beat signal. A heart rate monitor receives a Doppler signal reflected from an artery of a target, performs demodulation and heart beat recognition techniques on the received signal to determine a set or sequence of features... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090043217 - Heart rate monitor with cross talk reduction: A heart rate monitor determines a heart rate for a primary subject by reducing noise and cross-talk from unwanted signal transmission sources. A set of pulse peaks having about the same amplitude and an amplitude greater than any other set of peaks are processed to determine a subject's heart rate,... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090043218 - Tachyarrhythmia detection, differentiation and assessment: A method employable during a tachycardia-tachyarrhythmia condition in a person for detecting, verifying and distinguishing ventricular and supra-ventricular tachyarrhythmias, including ventricular fibrillation, including (a) confirming the presence of a tachyarrhythmia heart rate, (b) on such confirmation, collecting time-frame-simultaneous ECG and heart-sound information, (c) following such collecting, choosing selected ECG time-span,... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20090043219 - Monitoring system for cardiac surgical operations with cardiopulmonary bypass: A monitoring system for cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass comprising: a processor operatively connected to a heart-lung machine; a pump flow detecting device connected to a pump of the heart-lung machine to continuously measure the pump flow value and send it to the processor; a hematocrit reading device inserted inside... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090043221 - Apparatus and method for high-speed determination of bioelectric electrode impedances: Apparatuses and methods are provided for determining electrode impedances of a bioelectric signal-monitoring/recording system that includes an amplifier, and electrodes connected between a subject and the amplifier. An example apparatus includes: a voltage source outputting a voltage signal; a switching arrangement including an input electrically connected with the voltage source... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090043220 - Methods and devices for analysis of clustered data, in particular action potentials (i.e. neuron firing signals in the brain): Methods for clustering of multi-dimensional data allow unsupervised grouping of multi-dimensional data points into clusters having like characteristics. The methods may be usefully applied to extracellular action potentials (neuronal spikes) measured from the brain, whereby spike data may be grouped in accordance with dimensions such as spike period, spike shape,... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept./dewitt Ross & Stevens Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20090043222 - Hydration status monitoring: A method of determining an indication of the hydration status relating to a subject. The method includes determining a measured impedance value for at least one body segment, and then; for each body segment, using the measured impedance values to determine at least one indicator at least partially indicative of... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090043223 - Non-invasive temperature scanning and analysis for cardiac ischemia characterization: A method is disclosed for achieving improved quality of monitoring and diagnosis for heart functions. Specifically, a method is disclosed for continuous temperature measurement and thermal characterization of patient heart tissue based on non-invasive thermal mapping technology. The method includes multi-dimensional cardiac tissue temperature scanning and tissue thermal pattern analysis... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090043224 - Sampling system: A sampling system comprises a mailing package; a cell sampling device comprising a flexible shaft having a handle at one end, wherein the shaft is configured to allow an individual to self collect a cell sample from mucous tissue, and a sample collecting element removably connectable with the other end... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

20090043225 - Flashback blood collection needle: The invention is a self-venting blood collection needle assembly for the extraction of at least one fluid sample into an evacuated container for laboratory testing, this blood collection needle assembly providing a clear or translucent flashback chamber for blood to flow into, for visualization by the user to confirm successful... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090043226 - Methods for collection of oral fluid: Methods for collection of oral fluid are provided. The methods generally comprise swabbing the mandibular gumline of a subject. The methods are useful for, among other things, obtaining oral fluid for use in diagnostic assays.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090043227 - Blood sensor and blood test apparatus having the same: A blood sensor to be used in a blood test apparatus, more specifically speaking, a blood sensor which can be easily attached to a blood test apparatus and detached therefrom. Namely, a blood sensor to be detachably attached to a blood test apparatus having a plural number of connectors, which... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090043228 - Laser shock peening of medical devices: A laser shock peening process for producing one or more compressive residual stress regions in a medical device is disclosed. A high-energy laser apparatus can be utilized to direct an intense laser beam through a confining medium and onto the target surface of a workpiece. An absorption overlay disposed on... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090043229 - Device and method for quantifying edema: The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed at a device that provides a reliable, accurate and quantifiable measure of a patient's edema. The device improves on the current method of digital manipulation by evaluating the pitting phenomena in a user-independent manner. The output of the device allows a... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090043230 - Biomechanical monitoring apparatus: The present invention relates to a biomechanical monitoring apparatus (1) which includes a mounting means adapted to allow the apparatus to be worn by a user and a motion a detection means (2) adapted to detect the motion of a user when the apparatus is worn. The apparatus also includes... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

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20090036729 - Penile compression device: A penile compression device for preventing urinary leaking and method for the same. First and second semi-rigid support arm are connected at opposing ends in their length direction. The support arms are biased towards each other in a resting position. The support arms are compressible from the length direction such... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090036730 - Device for proactive modulation of cardiac strain patterns: A direct cardiac assist device which may aid in ventricular recovery. The device proactively modulates cardiac strain pattern to produce a contraction strain pattern that induces beneficial growth and remodeling of the myocardium or prevents or reduces apoptosis of the myocytes. The device may include an outer shell. membrane, or... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20090036731 - Apparatus and method of enhancing sexual satisfaction via an implantable vibrating device: A device and method constructed and arranged to be implanted under the skin of a user that provides vibrational energy to provide sexual enhancement or treat sexual dysfunction.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090036732 - Female relaxation device: A female relaxation device comprises an inserting portion. The inserting portion includes a clubbed heat-conducting body (11), and a water flow channel disposed in the heat-conducting body (11). The water flow channel includes an inlet (12) and an outlet (13), both of which are disposed in one end of the... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20090036733 - Cleaning device and methods: An apparatus for treating tissue within a lumen may include a therapeutic or diagnostic instrument. A cleaning device may also be supported by the instrument. The cleaning device has a portion of a cleaning surface positioned proximal to the distal end of the cleaning device.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090036734 - Devices and methods for introducing a scanning beam unit into the anatomy: A module for attachment to a medical instrument to scan the anatomy with a beam of radiation. The module comprising a housing suitable for insertion in the anatomy that includes a window and a fastener to attach the housing to a medical instrument, an oscillating reflector within the housing that... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090036735 - Endoscopic treatment instrument: In accordance with the present invention, a substrate for mounting a light-emitting element is provided including a core metal whose outer periphery is covered with an enameled layer and including a reflective cap portion provided on one surface thereof, wherein a heat radiating portion is formed, by partly eliminating the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090036737 - Operation section structure of treatment instrument for endoscopic use: An operation section structure of a treatment instrument for endoscopic use has: a hook knife inserted into a body cavity; a wire having a distal end connected to the hook knife; a tubular flexible sheath provided to an outer periphery of the wire; a current-carrying plug having a main unit... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090036736 - Treatment endoscope: In a treatment endoscope which includes: an elongated insertion section having a first channel for inserting a treatment instrument therethrough; an arm, having a second channel for inserting a treatment instrument therethrough, attached to the distal end of the insertion section so that the first channel communicates with the second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090036745 - Instrument access device: An instrument access device comprises at least a first instrument seal 71 to effect a seal around a first instrument extended through the device and a second instrument seal 72 to effect a seal around a second instrument extended through the device. The instrument seals 71, 72 are configured to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090036746 - Instrumentation for tissue retraction: Instrumentation for retracting tissue comprising a retractor member including a sidewall defining an axial passage extending along a length thereof and a lateral opening in transverse communication with the passage. A pin member is disposed within the passage and includes a distal end portion positionable adjacent the distal end of... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090036750 - Integration and control of medical devices in a clinical environment: A system and process is provided for integrating and controlling devices within an environment for executing a procedure. A state of the environment is determined, at least in part, from the monitored information received from the device(s). In response to a predetermined workflow plan and in view of the determined... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090036747 - 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

20090036751 - Method and device for acquiring physiological measurement data: In a method for acquiring measurement data which are generated by a physiological sensor as a function of physiological parameters of a living being, in which the data generated by the physiological sensor are supplied to an external evaluation unit, which stores these data in a memory, in order to... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090036749 - Multi-volume rendering of single mode data in medical diagnostic imaging: Separate renderings are performed for data of a same medical imaging mode. The data is processed differently prior to rendering and/or rendered differently to enhance desired image information. For example, a same set of ultrasound B-mode data is rendered with opacity rendering and with maximum intensity projection or surface rendering.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090036748 - Testing process: A method of determining an inclusive residual risk that a pregnancy is affected by at least one phenotypic disorder included in a disorder set is provided. The method includes calculating a prior risk for a disorder set, calculating posterior risks for the individual disorders or groups of disorders in the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090036752 - Wireless systems and methods for the detection of neural events using onboard processing: A neural event electrode interface is configured to communicate with electrodes that capture electrical signals that are associated with at least one neuron. A neural event waveform processor is configured to extract neural events from the electrical signals. A wireless transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit the neural events that... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090036753 - Continuous glucose monitoring-directed adjustments in basal insulin rate and insulin bolus dosing formulas: A method for individualized management of diabetes in insulin-dependent patients provides a period of evaluation as the patient adheres to a structured pattern of eating, sleeping, and physical activity. Glucose is monitored with a continuous glucose monitoring system, insulin doses are metered, carbohydrate consumption is quantified, and glucose, carbohydrate, and... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090036755 - Entity and relationship assessment and extraction using neuro-response measurements: A system performs entity and relationship assessment and extraction using neuro-response data such as central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data. Subjects are exposed to stimulus material and neuro-response data is collected using mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking,... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090036757 - Expert system for patient medical information analysis: A plurality of chronic sensors are used to facilitate diagnosis and medical decision making for an individual patient. An expert system evaluates the sensor data, combines the sensor data with stored probability data and provides an output signal for notification or medical intervention.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090036756 - Neuro-response stimulus and stimulus attribute resonance estimator: A system determines neuro-response stimulus and stimulus attribute resonance. Stimulus material and stimulus material attributes such as communication, concept, experience, message, images, audio, pricing, and packaging are evaluated using neuro-response data collected with mechanisms such as Event Related Potential (ERP), Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Electrocardiograms (EKG), Electrooculography (EOG),... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090036754 - Self-calibrating pressure sensor: s

20090036758 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090036759 - Collapsible noninvasive analyzer method and apparatus: The invention relates generally to a noninvasive spectroscopic based analyzer. More particularly, a collapsible spectrometer and or deployable subject interface for an analyzer, such as a noninvasive glucose concentration analyzer, is described.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090036760 - 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

20090036761 - Noninvasive measurement of chemical substances: Utilization of a contact device placed on the eye in order to detect physical and chemical parameters of the body as well as the non-invasive delivery of compounds according to these physical and chemical parameters, with signals being transmitted continuously as electromagnetic waves, radio waves, infrared and the like. One... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090036762 - Pulse oximeter: In a pulse oximeter of the invention, an arterial blood oxygen saturation at least at a walking end point of time is stored in a storage, in response to a detection result from a detector for detecting whether a subject is walking. With use of the pulse oximeter, a measurement... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090036763 - Analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to biointerface membranes utilized with implantable devices, such as devices for the detection of analyte concentrations in a biological sample. More particularly, the invention relates to novel biointerface membranes, to devices and implantable devices including these membranes, methods for forming the biointerface membranes on or... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090036764 - Fluid injection and safety system: Various medical systems and methods are described, including a medical monitoring system. The medical monitoring system can have a fluid system configured to receive bodily fluid and optically analyze said fluid to determine analyte concentration. The fluid system can have a removable portion. The removable portion can have an opening... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090036765 - Needle electrode with displaceable cover and method of using said needle electrode: A needle electrode (1) comprising a base element (4), a needle element (3) mounted on said base element and connection means (5) for connecting said needle element to external electronic equipment. The needle electrode further comprises a cover element (2) which is displaceable between at least two positions: an “active”... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090036766 - Imaging by magnetic resonance adsorption, elastography and tomography: A microwave imaging system provides superior breast imaging resolution by combining MR microwave absorption and MR-compatible microwave tomography calculations. These techniques may also be supplemented with magnetic resonance elastography techniques, for example, to facilitate quick multispectral imaging.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090036767 - Method and system for diagnosis of lower urinary tract dysregulation and related conditions: The invention disclosed herein provides a system and method for diagnosing lower urinary system conditions by receiving urodynamic data and subjective symptomatic impressions concerning a patient. The system and method then assigns weighted point values to the urodynamic data, for example, urethal pressure profiles due to sphincter contraction conditions such... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20090036768 - Medical devices: Medical devices with radiopaque markers, and related systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090036769 - Spread spectrum electric tomography: Methods for locating a sensor element in vivo, e.g., during evaluation of tissue motion, such as of a cardiac tissue motion, e.g., heart wall motion, via electric tomography are provided. In the subject methods, an electric field is applied to a subject in a manner such that the sensing element... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

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