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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090082608 - Calculation of probable accumulated dosages based on patient movement: A stochastic patient movement model and a dosage delivery plan are used to determine probabilities of dosages received by a target volume during a radiation treatment. The stochastic patient movement model is created by identifying possible sequences of patient positions during the treatment with probabilities specified for each. The dosage... Agent: Gard & Kaslow LLP (varian)

20090082609 - Multi-purpose catheters, catheter systems, and radiation treatment: This invention is new apparatuses and methods for treatments to be used from inside conduits or biological pathways. Examples of the biological pathways in which these new apparatuses and methods may be used include arteries, veins, and respiratory ways. Multi-purpose catheters (10) and catheter systems using structures including wires (2108),... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20090082610 - Osteo or tissue healing device, kit and method of using the same: An osteo or tissue healing device, kit and method of using the device to promote healing of compromised bone or tissue in a living mammal is disclosed. The osteo or tissue healing device includes a magnetic field emitter and a controlling circuit. The magnetic field emitter of the device is... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090082611 - Uniform field magnetization and targeting of therapeutic formulations: Systems and methods for magnetic targeting of therapeutic particles are provided. Therapeutic particles comprise one or more magnetic or magnetizable materials and at least one therapeutic agent. Therapeutic particles are specifically targeted using uniform magnetic fields capable of magnetizing magnetizable materials, and can be targeted to particular locations in the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090082612 - Method of using magnetic fields to uniformly induce electric fields for therapeutic purposes: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for delivering an electric field to a body by delivering a first magnetic field from a first coil in a first orientation to a body and directed at a desired target within the body, and delivering a second magnetic field from a... Agent: Jagtiani + Guttag

20090082613 - Osteo or tissue healing kit and method of using the same: An osteo or tissue healing kit and method of promoting the healing of compromised bone or tissue in a living mammal. The osteo or tissue healing device of the kit includes a magnetic field emitter and a controlling circuit, and at least one stem cell. The method of using the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090082614 - Apparatus for producing fields for treatment of bodily parts of living organisms for healing purposes: In the process of generating high frequency magnetic fields for treating living organisms, an apparatus for limiting undesirable interference and disturbance that may be caused by electromagnetic radiation from said fields.... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090082615 - Method of training a living body to not react to substances: A method for training a living body of a patient to attribute sounds corresponded with allergens to ultimately cease negative reactions to such allergens or substances. In addition, a patient's allergies are identified by using sound as opposed to exposing the patient to the actual substances. Acupressure is used in... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20090082616 - Device and method for providing a meditation experience: A device for providing a meditative experience wherein the device utilizes an animated production that is generally 10 minutes in length and that focuses on the activation of the seven Chakras as a means of providing physical and/or spiritual wellness. The benefits of the device are automatic such that no... Agent: Italia Ip

20090082617 - Methods and devices for supporting, elevating, or compressing internal structures: The present invention relates generally to dynamic support devices, methods of providing dynamic support to target tissues, and kits comprising these devices. These devices may have particular utility in providing support to the urethra. The dynamic support devices generally comprise at least one attachment member for attachment to bodily tissue,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090082618 - Device for the prevention of urinary incontinence in humans: The invention relates to a device (1) for the prevention of urinary incontinence in humans, with an elongate expandable balloon (8) made of elastic material and with a flat band (2) which extends in the longitudinal direction of the balloon, is made of textile material, and is connected to the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090082619 - Method of treating cardiomyopathy: The surgical implantation of a link, which may be in the form of a tether or a looped band, is proposed to connect and reduce the spacing between facing walls of the left ventricle, to reduce dilation of the left ventricle. Decreasing the distance between the facing portions of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090082620 - Methods and apparatus providing suction-assisted tissue engagement through a minimally invasive incision: Suction-assisted tissue-engaging devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that can be employed through minimal surgical incisions to engage tissue during a medical procedure through application of suction to the tissue through a suction member applied to the tissue. A shaft is introduced into a body cavity through a first incision,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090082621 - Electric bending endoscope apparatus: The present invention has an object to provide an electric bending endoscope apparatus with a configuration which is always capable of securing favorable operability at a time of using an endoscope without placing a weight burden on an operator when operating the endoscope, and for the purpose, the electric bending... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090082622 - Placement method and placement system: A placement method includes inserting an endoscope into a body, blocking a tubular tissue in the body with a distal end of the endoscope, pressurizing a detection target space between a placement member which is placed in the tubular tissue and blocks the tubular tissue and the distal end of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090082625 - Endoscope and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope includes an elongated insertion portion having a distal end portion provided with an illumination window and an observation window. A single solid-state image sensing device whose image pickup face is provided at an image forming position of an objective optical system mounted on the observation window. In the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090082626 - Endoscope and endoscope system: An endoscope has an insertion portion, an abutment portion, an increasing device and an observation portion. The insertion portion is an insertion portion which can be inserted into a subject. The abutment portion is provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion. The abutment portion provided at the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090082624 - Endoscope, endoscope system, and switching circuit member for endoscope: The present invention relates to an endoscope to perform observation using a plurality of image pick up units and an endoscope system including such an endoscope, and its object is to provide an endoscope and an endoscope system having a simplified structure and a reduced cost. There is provided an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090082623 - Visualization and treatment via percutaneous methods and devices: Visualization and treatment of tissue regions via percutaneous access methods and devices are described herein. The system may include a deployment catheter and an expandable imaging hood. In use, the hood may be introduced from outside the patient body through a percutaneous incision and advanced through a subxiphoid pathway, for... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090082627 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes: a medical device equipped with a driven attitude controller and introduced into a body cavity; a fastener detachably installed on the medical device and used for fastening to a body wall in the body cavity; and an attitude control apparatus equipped with an attitude controller which... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090082628 - 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.

20090082630 - Disposable flexible endoscope: A disposable endoscope system (100) connects to a reusable control and monitor unit 6,10 and comprises a flexible insertion section (1) connected to an operating handle (3) that connects to an umbilical cord (4). The end interface (5) of the umbilical is the final component of the disposable endoscope. The... Agent: James C. Wray

20090082629 - Omnidirectional and forward-looking imaging device: Apparatus including an optical system (20) for use in an endoscope is provided. The optical system has distal and proximal ends, and includes an image sensor (32), positioned at the proximal end of the optical system. The optical system also includes an optical member (34) having distal (36) and proximal... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090082631 - Elliptical retractor: A retractor for use in laparoscopic procedures includes an upper retractor ring, a lower retractor ring, and a retractor sheath extending between the upper retractor ring and the lower retractor ring to form a tubular passageway through which instruments or a medical practitioner's hands may pass during a medical procedure.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20090082632 - Rotational control for a hand assisted laparoscopic seal assembly: A seal assembly for permitting hand assisted laparoscopic procedures includes a seal cap having a seal positioned within a housing. The housing includes a lower seal ring having a track which supports an upper seal ring for relative rotational motion, wherein the seal is supported between the upper seal ring... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20090082633 - Inflatable medical device: A surgical device for providing or enlarging an operative space is described. The surgical device can include a shell having inflatable ribs and generally planar non-inflatable segments spaced apart by the ribs. When inflated, the ribs support the planar segments of the shell to provide an expansion space above a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090082634 - Surgical method: A surgical method for providing or enlarging an operative space is described. The surgical method can employ a shell having inflatable ribs and generally planar non-inflatable segments spaced apart by the ribs. When inflated, the ribs support the planar segments of the shell to provide an expansion space above a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090082636 - Automated correlational health diagnosis: Correlational health diagnosis techniques are disclosed for diagnosing a health state of an individual based on one or more health indicators, including systems and methods related thereto. The techniques involve a diagnostic database comprising at least one correlationally weighted relationship between a health indicator and a health diagnosis. The technique... Agent: David J. Stern, Esq. Eschweiler & Associates , LLC

20090082639 - Automated sleep phenotyping: A system that determines one or more sleep phenotyping parameters of a subject. In one embodiment, the system comprises a sleep sensor, a stimulus generator, and a processor. The sleep sensor generates signals that convey information related to the physiological functions that indicate the sleep stage of the subject. The... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090082638 - Measuring apparatus and measuring system: Conventional measuring apparatuses and the like have the problem of not being able to accurately measure information inside the living body. The present invention provides a measuring apparatus disposed inside the living body, comprising: a sensor portion 101 that has an accepting unit 1011 accepting a physical quantity that is... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090082635 - Message integrity for secure communication of wireless medical devices: A system for securely synchronizing medical devices and providing message integrity with timeliness and uniqueness (10) includes a plurality of medical wireless devices (121, 122, . . . , 12n). The medical devices (121, 122, . . . , 12n) communicate wirelessly with one another. Each message (M) includes a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090082637 - Multi-modality fusion classifier with integrated non-imaging factors: Disease or biomedical condition assessments or classifications are computed with scores from multiple different image modalities. Non-image information such as biometric, demographic, anthropomorphic and various risk factors may also be fused (combined) with one or more image modality disease or biomedical condition assessments or classifications to produce an integrated disease... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090082641 - Patient event indication: An indication that a patient event occurred may be used to evaluate the efficacy of at least one therapy program and/or adjust therapy delivery to the patient. In some examples, the patient event indication includes patient input that may be received via an event indication button of a programming device.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090082640 - Patient event information: Patient input indicating the occurrence of an event and information relating to the event may be collected by a computing device. In some examples, the patient input is received via an event indication input mechanism of a medical device programmer. A clinician may review the event information to evaluate the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090082642 - System and method for measurement of biological parameters of a subject: Disclosed is a system and method for use in monitoring of biological parameters of a subject. The system includes an illumination unit including at least one light source of at least one pre-selected wavelength band, to be applied to a selected region in the subject; and a detection system configured... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090082643 - Analysis of marketing and entertainment effectiveness using magnetoencephalography: Central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector data is measured and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of marketing and entertainment stimuli. A data collection mechanism including multiple modalities such as Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electrooculography (EOG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), etc., collects response data from subjects exposed to marketing and entertainment... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090082644 - Devices, systems, kits and methods for treatment of obesity: Methods, systems and kits are disclosed for devices suitable for use in the treatment of obesity in patients, either human or animal. The devices comprise an inflatable balloon having a proximal end and a distal end, the inflatable balloon further comprising an interior chamber adapted and configured to receive a... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090082645 - In-body device with virtual dipole signal amplification: Virtual dipole signal amplification for in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, is provided. Aspects of the in-body deployable antennas of the invention include antennas configured to go from a first configuration to a second configuration following placement in a living body, e.g., via ingestion or implantation. Embodiments of... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090082646 - Access disconnect detection system: An access site disconnection system and method are disclosed. Radio frequency transmitters and receivers are placed near an access site. When a patient receives dialysis treatment, wetness may arise from blood if the access needle becomes disconnected from the access site. Radio-frequency transmitters are mounted on or near gauze or... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090082647 - Detecting access disconnect using needle sleeve: An access needle for extracorporeal therapy is equipped with a mount and a sleeve having a metal or magnetic component at its distal end. The mount includes a sensor for detecting when the distal end is pressed against the mount. The sensor is a hall-effect sensor or a proximity sensor.... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090082648 - Method and apparatus for treating skin prior to biosensor insertion: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device and method for treating animal skin to produce tautness in the skin during the insertion of an analyte sensor. A device in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a housing that partially encloses a cavity and is adapted for mounting... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090082649 - Access disconnect system with optical and other sensors: An optical access disconnect system is useful for detecting the presence of blood. The optical access disconnect system includes one or more optical sensors placed near an access site of a patient, the optical sensors suitable for detecting the presence of blood, especially by detecting a difference in light reflected... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090082650 - Imaging of oxygen by phosphorescence quenching: A method of real-time imaging of dissolved oxygen concentration, comprising adding an oxygen-quenched phosphorescent composition to a sample, exciting phosphorescence in the composition by illuminating the sample with pulses of light, detecting phosphorescence intensity as a function of position in the sample at first and second times following exciting pulses... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

20090082651 - Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics: A method and a system for ensemble averaging signals in a pulse oximeter, including receiving first and second electromagnetic radiation signals from a blood perfused tissue portion corresponding to two different wavelengths of light, obtaining an assessment of the signal quality of the electromagnetic signals, selecting weights for an ensemble... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090082652 - Implantable body fluid analyzer: An exemplary implantable microarray device includes an inlet for a body fluid, a plurality of individual reaction cell arrays where each reaction cell array includes a series of reaction cells configured to receive the body fluid, a sensor array to sense a reaction result for an individual reaction cell array... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20090082653 - Access disconnect detection using glucose: An access disconnect sensor for a patient undergoing extracorporeal blood processing includes an electrochemical fuel cell or sensor to detect blood leakage. The fuel cell includes circuitry for oxidizing glucose in the blood. The sensor also includes a transmitter to send a signal to a remote receiver that the sensor... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090082654 - Glucose measuring module and insulin pump combination: A combination glucose measuring and insulin pumping device is described. The two major components, a glucose measuring module and an insulin pump, are held together by a quick attach and release mechanism. Communication between the glucose measuring module and the insulin pump is by a wireless modality. The glucose measuring... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090082655 - Medical electrical leads and conductor assemblies thereof: A conductor assembly for a medical electrical lead includes a web and plurality of conductors. The web includes a plurality of longitudinally extending elements, or sidewalls, each of which define a longitudinally extending lumen, and a plurality of longitudinally extending connectors, each of which join a pair of adjacent sidewalls.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20090082658 - Cardiac diagnostics using wall motion and perfusion cardiac mri imaging and systems for cardiac diagnostics: Cardiac information of a patient is displayed by obtaining a plurality of MRI cine loops of the heart of the patient at a plurality of heart rates, the plurality of cine loops including both wall motion cine loops and at least one perfusion cine loops and simultaneously displaying both the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090082657 - Intelligent helium compressor: A magnetic resonance imaging system has a superconducting magnet contained within a cryostat, the cryostat being cooled by a cooling system that includes a healing and compressor, a refrigeration device and a local supervisory system. The helium compressor provides compressed helium to the refrigeration device, and the local supervisory system... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090082656 - Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance imaging data: A multi-shot three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data view-ordering strategy for uniform or variable density k-space sampling schemes is presented. The ky-kz plane is partitioned into multiple wedge-shaped “blades” (or radial fan beams). The angular size of individual blades may be adjusted according to the desired number of views... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090082660 - Clinical workflow for treatment of atrial fibrulation by ablation using 3d visualization of pulmonary vein antrum in 2d fluoroscopic images: A system and method of treatment of a patient in a catheterization laboratory is described. A three dimensional (3D) voxel data set of the patient is obtained using a computed tomography device. The data is displayed in a multiplanar slice format, or as a segmented 3D image, and a particular... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090082659 - Medical examination apparatus: The invention relates to a medical examination apparatus, in particular an MR apparatus. Known MR apparatus have a cavity for accommodating the patient to be examined that offers only a limited space for the patient. The limited space may lead to claustrophobic reactions jeopardizing the result of a measurement. According... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090082661 - System and method to automatically assist mobile image acquisition: A system to generate a radiological image of a subject from multiple directions is provided. The system comprises a first drive to move the gantry and detector about a vertical axis, a second drive to move the gantry and detector about a horizontal axis, and a handle assembly coupled to... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090082662 - Mri breast image magnet structure: Apparatus for producing magnetic resonance (MR) images of a subject over a limited volume, including a patient table, and a shielded unit housed under the patient table, the shielded unit including an RF pulse generator module, a magnet assembly for producing a static magnetic field in magnetic structure including a... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20090082664 - Endorectal coil for magnetic resonance tomograph: An endoscopic RF coil arrangement for magnetic resonance imagers is provided which include a handle with a shaft and a coil with a balloon arranged distally. An inner cover is further provided which is pulled over the shaft and over the coil with balloon. An outer cover is provided over... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP

20090082663 - Horizontal field mri shoulder coil: The present invention relates to a design of a radiofrequency (RF) receive coil (also commonly referred to as an imaging coil) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a horizontal field MRI system of a patient's shoulder region.... Agent: Ulmer & Berne, LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20090082666 - Magnetic targeting system for facilitating navigation: The present invention describes a magnetic targeting system suitable for guiding a biocompatible device to a target area within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes a targeting member having a steering material and is attached to the biocompatible device. The system also includes... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090082665 - System and method for tracking medical device: In one embodiment, a method of detecting a distortion is provided. The method comprises steps of identifying a change in transmitter gain for a first transmitter coil, identifying a change in transmitter gain for a second transmitter coil, comparing the change in transmitter gain for the first transmitter coil with... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090082667 - Bone examination apparatus and method: The invention discloses a bone examination apparatus which includes a shaking module, a multi-mode ultrasonic detecting module, and a processing module. The shaking module is disposed close to a distal end of an examinee's femur, for inputting a shaking signal to the distal end. The multi-mode ultrasonic detecting module is... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090082669 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: The average value of sensitivities in each of the image areas (m×n) recognized as a subject is calculated. If the average value of sensitivities is greater than the threshold value, the transmission voltage to the ultrasonic probe is limited according to the difference between the average value of sensitivities and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090082668 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method for generating ultrasonic image: e

20090082670 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has a probe, an ultrasonic wave control unit, a volume data generation unit, and a three-dimensional display processing unit. The ultrasonic wave control unit controls the probe to transmit low-sound-pressure pulses to a scan region at a first pulse repetition period as well as controls the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090082671 - Contrast agent imaging with agent specific ultrasound detection: Highly specific measurements of flow in vessels, such as the coronary artery, can be obtained by processing cubic fundamental information. By showing flow in vessels with a high degree of contrast-to-tissue specificity, ultrasound based 3D contrast agent based coronary artery angiograms may be possible. Measurement and display of the velocity... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090082672 - Contrast agent imaging with agent specific ultrasound detection: Highly specific measurements of flow in vessels, such as the coronary artery, can be obtained by processing cubic fundamental information. By showing flow in vessels with a high degree of contrast-to-tissue specificity, ultrasound based 3D contrast agent based coronary artery angiograms may be possible. Measurement and display of the velocity... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090082673 - Semiconductor matching layer in a layered ultrasound transducer array: A same transducer includes both piezoelectric and CMUT transducer layers. The semiconductor substrate used for the CMUT is also used as a matching layer. A portion of the semiconductor material is removed and the kerfs or voids are filled to provide the desired density, volume ratio, and/or acoustic impedance. This... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090082675 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image display apparatus: A transmission and reception unit repeatedly scans a three-dimensional scanning area including a specific part of a patient with an ultrasonic beam via an ultrasonic probe. A volume data set generation unit generates a plurality of volume data sets whose scanning times different from one another in accordance with the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090082674 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus is an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus having a plurality of transducer groups with a simple apparatus configuration having a plurality of transducer groups which are provided at a distal end portion of a probe, and are configured by a plurality of transducers arranged in a circumferential form... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090082676 - Acoustic access disconnect detection system: An acoustic access disconnect detection system is useful for detecting when an access needle has become dislodged or when blood is leaking. The acoustic disconnect detection system includes an acoustic transmitter and one or more acoustic sensors placed upstream of an access site of a patient, the sensors suitable for... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090082677 - Exercise assisting devices: An exercise assisting device comprising a detector configured to detect at least one physiological data of a user, a control module configured to convert the at least one physiological data into at least one index in accordance with an algorithm, each of the at least one index being representative of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090082678 - Pressure wire assembly: Pressure sensor wire assembly for measuring pressure inside a body of a patient, the assembly comprises a pressure sensor element for measuring pressure and to generate a pressure sensor signal in response of said pressure, and a pressure sensor wire having said pressure sensor element at its distal portion, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090082679 - Cardiac monitoring system: A method of analyzing cardiac functions in a subject using a processing system. The method includes causing one or more electrical signals to be applied to the subject using a first set of electrodes, the one or more electrical signals having a plurality of frequencies. The method includes determining an... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090082680 - Personalized cardiac safety risk: A cardiac safety risk model for use in drug safety testing and/or pharmacological agent development is disclosed. The cardiac safety risk model has at least one baseline function based on at least one baseline biomarker. The cardiac safety risk model also has at least one follow-up function based on at... Agent: Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20090082683 - Adapter device for physiological signals as well as magnetic resonance device therewith: An adapter device for physiological signals includes a signal input for a physiological signal transformed with a measuring unit according to its measurement. The signal input connects a converter unit for retransforming the transformed physiological signal in its electrical source characteristics, which it has on the measuring unit. A signal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090082681 - Biological information processing apparatus and biological information processing method: A biological information processing apparatus obtains a pulse wave signal indicating a pulse wave of a subject, and acceleration measured according to body motion of the subject and calculates an amount of body motion of the subject using the acceleration. By using at least one of the body motion amount... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090082682 - Methods and apparatus for detecting cardiac events based on heart rate sensitive parameters: A system for the detection of cardiac events occurring in a human patient is provided. At least two electrodes are included in the system for obtaining an electrical signal from a patient's heart. An electrical signal processor is electrically coupled to the electrodes for processing the electrical signal and applying... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090082684 - Detection of drastic blood pressure changes: The invention relates to cardiac-activity based prediction of a rapid drop in a patient's blood pressure during hemodialysis. A proposed alarm apparatus includes an input interface, primary and secondary analysis units and an alarm-generating unit. An electrocardiogram signal (HECG) of the patient is received via the input interface by the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090082685 - Method of reducing stress: A method of enabling a person to reduce tension as a way of improving the possibility that the person will reach a desired level of performance during a tension-causing event includes the steps of selecting a monitor capable of measuring the heart rate of a person and including a display... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090082686 - System and/or method for initiating a medical task involving motion with a device: A system for controlling a motion device. A motion control system comprises a motion control device, and a first user is associated with the motion control system. An output system is arranged to generate motion signals that may be perceived by the first user. A motion server system comprises a... Agent: Schacht Law Office, Inc. Roy-g-biv Corp.

20090082687 - Breathing monitoring device having a multi-point detector: In medical situation, a self breathing holding method using no breathing monitoring device shows inferior accuracy in holding breathing by a patient with poor understanding of the self breathing holding method. In view of the above, development of a readily understandable breathing holding method and breathing monitoring device with high... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090082691 - Frequency selective monitoring of physiological signals: In general, the disclosure is directed to a frequency selective monitor and methods for monitoring physiological signals in one or more selected frequency bands. A frequency selective monitor may utilize a heterodyning, chopper-stabilized amplifier architecture to convert a selected frequency band to a baseband for analysis. The frequency selective monitor... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090082688 - Localising and displaying electrophysiological signals: The invention provides a method and apparatus for acquisition and analysis of data that displays a linear relationship or can be transformed into a linearized relationship, such as electrophysiological signal data from sensors such as those suitable for EEG, MEG, ECG and the like. The method, which can be implemented... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090082689 - Method and apparatus for reducing the number of channels in an eeg-based epileptic seizure detector: An ambulatory patient-specific epileptic seizure detector based on scalp EEG signals is presented. A method for selecting a patient-specific subset of electrodes from a plurality of m EEG channels needed to detect an epileptic seizure in the patient is also presented. Seizure EEG data is collected from the plurality of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090082692 - System and method for the real-time evaluation of time-locked physiological measures: In one embodiment, a method is provided for classifying cognitive activity in an individual. In the method, a candidate time interval is identified from a first type of physiological data within which cognitive processing is expected to occur for the individual. In addition, a second type of physiological data is... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

20090082690 - Systems and methods for neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices to treat disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect mood, focus, and... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090082693 - Method and apparatus for providing temperature sensor module in a data communication system: Method and apparatus for providing temperature sensor module in a transmitter unit of a continuous glucose monitoring system includes a temperature probe portion provided with thermally conductive material such as thermally conductive epoxy provided in the temperature sensor module that is press fitted, insert molded, heat stacked, or attached by... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090082694 - Peripheral neuropathy detection: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a peripheral neuropathy monitor may be incorporated into a scale form factor or other device for monitoring a trend towards peripheral neuropathy by a monitored user or patient. The peripheral neuropathy monitor may include a heating element, a cooling element, and/or a... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Cpa Global

20090082695 - Methods, systems and apparatus relating to colposcopic-type viewing extension devices: Handheld imaging and sampling probe systems, and related devices, kits, methods, etc., that may improve the general comfort of gynecological examinations and/or obtaining samples of cells from the vagina or cervix, and may also improve sample collection and thus possibly improve the sensitivity and specificity. The devices comprise an imaging... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090082696 - Vacuum assisted biopsy device: A biopsy device is disclosed that comprises a cutting element mounted to a handpiece and a vacuum chamber. The cutting element comprises a stylet assembly and an outer cannula assembly. The stylet assembly includes a stylet that includes an open proximal end and a tissue opening at a distal end... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20090082697 - Bone marrow biopsy needle: A biopsy needle for removal of tissue from a patient including an outer tube; an inner tube within said outer tube; and a snare connected to the inner tube and to the outer tube. The outer tube has an outer surface that has a first region that terminates in the... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090082698 - Devices, methods, and systems for sizing of a gastric pouch: Devices, methods, and systems for measuring the size of gastric pouches. At least some embodiments include a catheter comprising an outer elongate tube, an inner elongate tube disposed within the outer elongate tube, a proximal balloon attached to the outer elongate tube, a distal balloon having a first end attached... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090082699 - Apparatus and method for refining subject activity classification for recognition of daily activities, and system for recognizing daily activities using the same: Apparatus and method for refining subject activity classification for the recognition of daily activities of a subject, and a system for recognizing daily activities using the same. The refining apparatus improves the correctness of subject activity classification using daily activities of a subject, activation time information of sensors mounted on... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090082701 - Method for real time interactive visualization of muscle forces and joint torques in the human body: A method and system are provided for the visual display of anatomical forces, that system having: a motion capture system; a computer, receiving data from said motion capture system; and a computational pipeline disposed on said computer; that computational pipeline being configured to calculate muscle forces and joint torques in... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20090082702 - Obtaining measurements of muscle reflexes for diagnosis of patient symptoms: A system and method is disclosed for measuring muscle reflexes (e.g., a bulbocavernosus reflex) as a tool for identifying/diagnosing dysfunctions (e.g., spinal cord abnormalities, bladder voiding dysfunction, and sexual organ dysfunction) non-invasively by using mechanical stimulation. The system and method includes a probe having a predetermined patient contacting portion, wherein... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090082700 - System, method and apparatus for applying air pressure on a portion of the body of an individual: A system is provided by applying pressure to a portion of a body of an individual in a chamber having an aperture along a vertical axis for receiving the portion of the body of the individual. A pressure sensor is coupled to the chamber for measuring a pressure inside the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090076318 - Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them: Disclosed herein are expandable surgical implants that may be expanded one or more times by directly or indirectly uncinching one or more expansion loops. Use of the expandable surgical implant permits a physician to expand, with minimal invasion, a surgical implant that was over-tensioned by a surgeon during implantation or... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090076319 - Endoscopic-use treatment instrument: An endoscopic-use treatment instrument according to the present invention includes: a wire; an Y-shaped knife formed by a flexible material and is disposed at the distal end of the wire and used for treatment conducted in a body cavity; a flexible sheath having the wire passing therethrough; an operation section... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090076322 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes at least an imaging device that images a location of a subject and an optical system that focuses the location at the imaging device. The imaging device has plural pixel portions that are arranged in in-plane directions on a substrate. The pixel portion has a photoelectric... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090076321 - Digital camera for taking image inside oral cavity: A digital camera for taking an image inside the oral cavity comprises a camera body (2) including a lens barrel (2a) to be inserted into the oral cavity, an intermediate part continuous to the lens barrel (2a), and a grip (2b) continuous to the intermediate part; and a dental instrument... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090076320 - Intra-subject information acquiring system: A viewer 4 as a compact display device displays a body cavity image picked up by a capsule endoscope 3. When a communication-cable connection detector 48 detects a communication cable connection between a receiving apparatus 2 and the viewer 4, a control unit 49 switch controls a changeover switch 44... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090076323 - Optical obturator: An optical obturator apparatus includes an obturator sleeve defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal bore for receiving surgical instrumentation and a transparent window mounted to the obturator sleeve and being dimensioned and configured to pass through tissue. The transparent window is mounted for movement between a first position... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090076324 - Magnetic field control method and magnetic field generator: There is provided a magnetic field control method and a magnetic field generator which are capable of moving a local maximum point of magnetic field intensity on a predetermined plane easily to any given point within a predetermined area on the predetermined plane. A magnetic field generator 10 includes a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090076326 - In-vivo image acquiring apparatus and in-vivo image acquiring system: The in-vivo image acquiring apparatus includes an imaging unit which captures an inside of a subject, a transmission processing unit which wirelessly transmits the image information captured by the imaging unit, a power supply unit which supplies driving power for each unit of the apparatus, and a switching unit which... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090076325 - In-vivo information acquiring apparatus, in-vivo information acquiring system, and in-vivo information acquiring method: To stably and properly monitor an inside of a body by using an easily operable placement technique, a capsule endoscope 101 to be swallowed from an oral cavity 200 to acquire in-vivo information of a subject 201 and to wirelessly output for a transmission of the in-vivo information to an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090076327 - Observed image forming apparatus: An observed image forming apparatus comprises: an apparatus body including a plurality of connector receivers to which electric connectors of a plurality of observation devices for obtaining an image of an object to be observed can be connected; a cap that is to be mounted to one of said plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090076328 - Endoscope with internal light source and power supply: The present invention provides an endoscope with a watertight and air-tight endoscope handle that in preferred embodiments contains in its interior a solid-state light source and a gas permeable and liquid impermeable sealed compartment holding a battery and an electronic circuit, where the sealed compartment is preferably transverse to the... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP

20090076329 - Disposable stereoscopic endoscope system: A disposable simultaneous stereo endoscope system is disclosed. The disposable endoscope does not include image relay. Instead, two electronic imaging sensors and solid illumination lighting are arranged inside the endoscope. A demultiplexing beam splitter is used for splitting the two imaging light beams to the two imaging devices. A wedged... Agent: Wei Su

20090076330 - Endoscope: The endoscope includes an insertion section having a bending portion near a distal end of the insertion section, a manipulating unit that manipulates bending of the bending portion, a pulling unit that couples the manipulating unit to the bending portion and pulling the bending portion to bend in response to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090076331 - Compact endoscope tip and method for constructing same: This application presents to an endoscope having a compact distal tip, and to a method for constructing same. In some embodiments one or more optical and sensing elements are mounted directly on an internal surface of a lumen within an external housing, which housing comprises an outer wall of the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090076332 - Actuator and image pickup device: An actuator has a magnet moved together with a moving lens frame, an SMA wire capable of extending and contracting in a moving direction I of the moving lens frame with execution or non-execution of energization thereof, a fixing member made of a magnetic material attached to a distal end... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090076333 - Flip control retractor support: A flip control support connection in a surgical retractor system includes a receptacle head having a through-hole for receiving a nipple on a retractor blade in either of two directions. In one direction, flats on the receptacle head mate with flats on the nipple so the blade is rotationally fixed... Agent: ShewchukIPServices

20090076334 - Illuminated vaginal speculum and illumination device: This invention relates to an illuminated vaginal speculum suitable for cervical speculoscopy to enable a user to distinguish abnormal cells from normal cells, the illuminated vaginal speculum comprising: a first blade having a first open part and a first holding part; a second blade, which is pivoted to the first... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090076337 - Control system for childbirth and method thereof: A childbirth control system comprises: a plurality of PDAs (personal digital assistants) 10 for obtaining physical information of a woman in childbed and a fetus through a plurality of diagnosis devices electrically connected thereto in real-time so as to build a personal childbirth process information database; a childbirth server 20... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC

20090076336 - Medical device automatic start-up upon contact to patient tissue: Methods and devices for monitoring and/or treating patients comprise a switch to automatically start-up the device when the device contacts tissue. By automatically starting up the device, the device may be installed without the clinician and/or user turning on the device, such that the device can be easy to use.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076338 - Patient customized therapeutic regimens: Methods, systems and compositions that allow for treating a patient according to a patient customized therapeutic regimen are provided. Embodiments of the invention include obtaining dosage administration information from a patient and using the same to tailor a therapeutic regimen for the patient. Embodiments of the invention further include preparing... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090076335 - System and method for increasing compliance with a health plan: System and method to determine user compliance with personalized diet and exercise plans by analyzing responses to messages about the plans. An expert system has a number of stored messages and display characteristics from which it chooses. The expert system generates message relating to the user's diet or physical activity... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090076341 - Adherent athletic monitor: A system is provided for tracking an individual, engaged in extreme physical activity, physiological status and detecting and predicting negative physiological events. A monitoring system is provided that includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor has a sensor output, and a combination of the sensor outputs is used to determine... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076340 - Adherent cardiac monitor with advanced sensing capabilities: An adherent device comprises an adhesive patch with at least two electrodes and an accelerometer. The accelerometer can be used to determine an orientation of the at least two measurement electrodes on a patient. By determining the orientation of the electrodes of the patch on the patient, physiologic measurements with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076345 - Adherent device with multiple physiological sensors: An adherent device to monitor a patient comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least four electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Impedance circuitry is coupled to the at least four electrodes to measure a hydration... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076342 - Adherent multi-sensor device with empathic monitoring: A system and methods are provided for physiological monitoring and prediction. The system includes a detecting system and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes, (i) an adherent device with a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, the adherent... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076349 - Adherent multi-sensor device with implantable device communication capabilities: A system for physiological monitoring and prediction. The system includes a detecting system, one or more medical devices and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient, the adherent device including a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076350 - Data collection in a multi-sensor patient monitor: A system for tracking a patient's physiological status and detecting and predicting negative physiological events, with a detecting system and a remote monitoring system. The detecting system includes a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, and a wireless communication device... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076343 - Energy management for adherent patient monitor: A heart failure patient management system includes a detecting system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient. The adherent device includes a plurality of sensors to monitor physiological parameters of the patient to determine heart failure status. At least one ID may be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076348 - Injectable device for physiological monitoring: An injectable detecting device is provided for use in physiological monitoring. The device includes a plurality of sensors axially spaced along a body that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, a monitoring unit within the body coupled to the plurality of sensors configured to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076339 - Method and device for predicting abnormal medical events and/or assisting in diagnosis and/or monitoring, particularly in order to determine depth of anesthesia: The invention relates to the field of technological assistance for anaesthesia and intensive care practitioners, as well as to the field of simple, reliable medical monitoring for managing anaesthesia and/or predicting deleterious medical events. The invention aims to provide a system enabling prevention and anticipation of procedures necessary for patients... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090076344 - Multi-sensor patient monitor to detect impending cardiac decompensation: Systems and methods of detecting an impending cardiac decompensation of a patient measure at least two of an electrocardiogram signal of the patient, a hydration signal of the patient, a respiration signal of the patient or an activity signal of the patient. The at least two of the electrocardiogram signal,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076347 - Pattern recognition system for classifying the functional status of patients with chronic disease: A method employing pattern recognition techniques for identifying the functional status of patients with chronic disease is described. This method describes a process by which sets of cardiopulmonary exercise gas exchange variables are measured during rest, exercise and recovery and stored as unique data sets. The data sets are then... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090076351 - Rehabilitation system for neurological disorders: A rehabilitation system for neurological disorders, especially for the rehabilitation of patients being in a vegetative state or minimal conscious state, comprises at least two sensors adapted to measure two different physiological values of the patient and a stimulation generator. Initially predefined target signals determined and based on parameters relating... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090076346 - Tracking and security for adherent patient monitor: A heart failure patient management system includes a detecting system. The detecting system includes an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient. The adherent device includes a plurality of sensors to monitor physiological parameters of the patient to determine heart failure status. At least one ID may be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076352 - Receiving apparatus: A receiving apparatus that can prevent beforehand that a portable recording medium is erroneously ejected during examination, and can prevent body cavity image data from being lost and the portable recording medium from being damaged is provided. When an ejection operation of the portable recording medium is detected (step S103:... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090076353 - Implantable electro-optical sensor: Embodiments of the invention are related to electro-optical implantable sensors, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device including a housing defining an interior volume, the housing comprising a housing wall and defining an aperture. The implantable medical device can include an optical sensor assembly... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090076354 - Compensation of human variability in pulse oximetry: The invention relates to a method of calibrating a pulse oximeter, in which the effects caused by tissue of a subject can be taken into account. A detector output signal is measured when living tissue of the subject is present between emitters and the detector in a sensor. Nominal calibration... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090076356 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure analyte or non-analyte related signal, both of which electrode include an interference domain.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090076355 - Method and apparatus for providing rechargeable power in data monitoring and management systems: Method and apparatus for charging a power supply unit such as a rechargeable battery for use in data monitoring and management system using the ESD protection circuitry of the existing electrode contacts including guard contact and counter electrode thereby reducing system cost, complexity, and any unprotected battery contacts exposed for... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090076357 - Methods and apparatuses for navigating the subaracnhnoid space: Disclosed is a method of navigating a spinal subarachnoid space in a living being, that includes percutaneously introducing a device into the spinal subarachnoid space at an entry location. The device has a first passageway that is sized to slidably receive, and work with, at least a guidewire. The device... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090076359 - Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090076358 - Method and system for providing data management in data monitoring system: Method and system for providing a fault tolerant data receiver unit configured with a partitioned or separate processing units, each configured to perform a predetermined and/or specific processing associated with the one or more substantially non-overlapping functions of the data monitoring and management system is provided... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090076360 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090076361 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090076363 - Adherent device with multiple physiological sensors: An adherent device to monitor a patient for an extended period comprises a breathable tape. The breathable tape comprises a porous material with an adhesive coating to adhere the breathable tape to a skin of the patient. At least one electrode is affixed to the breathable tape and capable of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076362 - Electrode structure: An electrode structure includes at least one pair of electrode units, and at least one electrode unit including a fabric component for a skin contact. The fabric component is electrically connectable to an electric circuit of a user-specific performance monitor system.... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090076364 - Adherent device for sleep disordered breathing: An adherent device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient with an adherent patch, for example breathable tape, coupled to at least four electrodes. The device comprises impedance circuitry coupled to the at least four electrodes and configured to measure respiration of the patient to detect sleep... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076365 - Medical electrode: A medical electrode is provided for detecting and transmitting electric pulses from the body surface of a patient to an electric pulse processor. The medical electrode includes an outer carrier and at least one inner carrier (3, 3′, 3″). The outer carrier and the inner carrier are connected at a... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090076366 - Composite electrode: An electrode for applying electric fields to a patient includes a plurality of ceramic elements (e.g., ceramic discs) that are designed to be positioned against the patient's skin. Electrical connections are made to the ceramic elements (e.g., using a flex circuit). Temperature sensors (e.g., thermistors) are preferably provided at at... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090076367 - Monitoring intraocular pressure: Some embodiments of the system described herein provide non-invasive intraocular pressure monitoring throughout an extended period. Such monitoring systems can be used for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma patients and those at risk for glaucoma. In some embodiments, the monitoring system provides intraocular pressure monitoring in the patient's normal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090076368 - Integrated imaging workstation and a method for improving, objectifying and documenting in vivo examinations of the uterus: Exemplary embodiments provide an imaging workstation with improved ergonomics, and a method for improving, objectifying and documenting in vivo examinations of the uterus. The imaging workstation may include an imaging head and a display, and may include mechanical supporting structures that allow the imaging head, display, and examination area to... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090076371 - Joint and cartilage diagnosis, assessment and modeling: Methods for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint and assessing cartilage loss, particularly in a human knee, are disclosed. In one method, a method for modeling healthy cartilage, the method includes measuring the distance between each of at least two points on an articular cartilage surface corresponding... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090076369 - Method for reducing motion artifacts in highly constrained medical images: A composite image is produced for use in HYPR processing a current image frame. The amount of a priori data used to form the composite is determined by the amount of subject motion. The current composite image may be spatially registered with the current image frame to offset subject motion... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090076370 - System and method for determining in vivo body lumen conditions: Provided are a system and method for in vivo and in situ detection of body lumen conditions. The system comprises at least one interaction chamber for containing an endo-luminal sample, the interaction chamber comprising at least one indicator; at least one light source for illuminating the interaction chamber; and at... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090076374 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an acquisition unit which acquires first data in which a tissue of interest has higher signal intensity than a background and second data in which the tissue of interest has lower signal intensity than the background, with regard to images of the same region... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090076373 - Medical imaging facility, in particular for producing image recordings in the context of a treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, and associated method: The invention relates to a medical imaging facility, in particular for producing image recordings in the context of a treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, the medical imaging facility being configured as an integrated facility with at least one computed tomography device configured as a C-arm computed tomography device and configured to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090076372 - Objective determination of chronic pain in patients: A method for objectively determining if a patient suffers chronic pain by initially observing a multiplicity of persons who are free of chronic pain and subjecting them to a given pain stimulus. Radiofrequency (RF) emissions generated by the brains of the persons who are free of chronic pain while they... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076375 - Myocardial tissue ablation device for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by ablation of myocardial tissue in a patient as well as associated catheter and associated method: The invention relates to a myocardial tissue ablation device for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by ablation of myocardial tissue in a patient, with the myocardial tissue ablation device featuring a catheter which is embodied as an integrated unit with at least one myocardial ablation means and at least one imaging... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090076376 - Material for electrical isolation and vibro-acoustic performance: The present invention provides a material for the construction of external coverings accessible by humans or animals. It aims to increase the breakdown voltage between a high voltage VRF, high frequency source of energy and the human or animal, by adaptation of materials and structures. According to an embodiment of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090076377 - Simple decoupling of a multi-element rf coil, enabling also detuning and matching functionality: A coil (36) includes coil elements (381, 382, . . . 38n). The coil (36) can transmit radio frequency excitation pulses into an examination region (14) and/or receive responsive radio frequency pulses from the examination region (14). A compensation network (42) includes decoupling segments (98), which each has a selected... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090076378 - Intracavity probes and interfaces therefor for use in obtaining images and spectra of intracavity structures using high field magnetic resonance systems: An intracavity probe for use with an MR system allows images or spectra of a region of interest within a cavity of a patient to be obtained. The probe includes a shaft, a balloon at one end thereof, and a coil loop within the balloon. The coil loop preferably includes... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090076379 - Ultrasonic imager for motion measurement in multi-modality emission imaging: A medical imaging device has an emission tomograph, at least one ultrasonic (US) probe for providing images giving real-time information about the location of the internal organs of a subject, a tracking system for spatially locating the at least one ultrasonic probe in relation to the medical imaging device, and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090076380 - Compact feature location and display system: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for imaging and display of features of a region of interest such as a portion of a body of a patient. A first imaging portion of the system is used to cause an interaction of an imaging beam with an underlying feature of... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090076381 - Method of discriminating right or left for breast regions: A method of discriminating left or right for breast regions, including generating data of plural breast images when a left breast region and a right breast region are alternately imaged in an order and are repeatedly imaged in various imaging directions in the same order by image generating sections arranged... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090076382 - Methods and apparatus for determining proportions of body materials: The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for measuring proportions of body materials in body parts. The apparatus includes a device for retaining the body part, at least one reference material with at least two thicknesses positioned adjacent to the device, and at least three radiopaque markers positioned on... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney LLP

20090076383 - Medical injection system: A method of preventing extravasation of contrast agent during a computed tomography injection. An automatic injector device facilitates ease of accomplishing the method. The method includes establishing the absence of extravasation using an absorbable injectate, such as saline, prior to injecting the contrast agent. The device includes a computerized injector... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090076387 - Gain optimization of volume images for medical diagnostic ultrasonic imaging: Tissue information is equalized by adaptively controlling gain and mapping input data to output data based on the gain in three-dimensional medical diagnostic imaging. A hypersurface is fit in three spatial dimensions to tissue information in input data. The hypersurface is used to adjust the gain so that input values... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090076389 - Imaging by time reversal beamforming: A high resolution imaging system is used to detect and locate targets using time reversal in rich scattering environments, where the number of scatterers is significantly larger than the number of antennas. Our imaging system performs two major tasks by time reversal: clutter mitigation and target focusing. Clutter mitigation is... Agent: Jones Day

20090076388 - Linear wave inversion and detection of hard objects: A method for providing an ultrasound image, includes: assembling data from ultrasound image data of a subject; performing linear wave inversion to provide a reflectivity volume from the assembled data; and performing vision processing to identify and localize features within the ultrasound image.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090076386 - Method and system for acquiring volume of interest based on positional information: A method for imaging based on a position of an image acquisition device is presented. The method includes obtaining a first desired image data set representative of a first desired image, where the first desired image data set is acquired at a first position of the image acquisition device. Further,... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090076384 - Ultrasonic diagnostic system with flexible examination protocols and report generation: An analysis feature of an ultrasonic diagnostic system contains one or more exam protocols which guide a sonographer in carrying out one or more standardized ultrasound exams. During the conduct of an exam protocol template protocol steps are available. The sonographer can augment the standard protocol by selecting one of... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090076385 - Ultrasonic imaging system with body marker annotations: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to acquire an ultrasound image of a region of the body containing suspect anatomy such as a suspected lesion. A body marker template (104, 106) of the region of the body is displayed on a touchscreen display of the imaging system. The operator... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090076390 - Integrated ultrasound imaging and ablation probe: A system for imaging and providing therapy to one or more regions of interest is presented. The system includes an imaging and therapy catheter configured to image an anatomical region to facilitate assessing need for therapy in one or more regions within the anatomical region and delivering therapy to the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090076391 - Method and system for leading macromolecule substances into living target cells: A method and system for leading macromolecule substances into target cells includes an image picking unit, an image merging unit, an injection unit, and an energy conversion module. The image picking unit is used for picking up the three-dimensional (3D) and the 3D blood vessel photographic images of the tissue... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP

20090076394 - High-frequency tissue imaging devices and methods: The present invention relates to systems and methods for signal processing of an ultrasound images. More specifically, a preferred embodiment of an ultrasound imaging system includes a transducer array that provides imaging signals at a first frequency, f1, and at a second frequency, f2, into a region of interest. A... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090076392 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: For realization of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of satisfactorily narrowing a beam width while suppressing an increase in the number of focus data, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is designed to include an ultrasonic probe 10 that transmits or receives ultrasonic waves to or from a subject, a transmission unit... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090076393 - Ultrasound transducer and endoscopic ultrasound diagnosis system including the same: A micromachined ultrasound transducer including a plurality of ultrasound transducer cells each of which includes a substrate on which a bottom electrode is formed, and a membrane provided apart from the substrate and having an upper electrode formed thereon, said ultrasound transducer generating ultrasound with the membrane vibrating when voltage... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090076395 - Optimized intravascular ultrasound probe catherers: The present invention provides intravascular diagnostic catheters that include a centrally disposed intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging element and radially extendable, wall-contacting optical probe arms of a novel design for improving the IVUS imaging aspect of combined IVUS and optical analysis. In one embodiment, the dimension of the portion of the... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090076396 - Optical wavelength range for high contrast imaging of cancer: An apparatus for imaging cancer in which cancer tissue is contrasted against adjacent healthy tissue. The apparatus includes illumination and, possibly polarization means configured to provide illumination light on a region of tissue. Detection means are optically coupled to the illumination means, the detection means being adapted to detect reflected... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090076397 - Adherent emergency patient monitor: An adherent device comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least two electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry can be coupled to at the least two electrodes to measure an electrocardiogram signal of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076398 - Continuous non-invasive blood pressure measurement apparatus and methods providing automatic recalibration: A blood pressure measurement system is configured to perform a calibration automatically when a calibration condition is satisfied. The calibration condition is based upon one or more parameters of pulse waves of a subject. The parameters may include pulse wave area; a time difference between systolic peak and reflected wave... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090076399 - Method and system for cardiovascular system diagnosis: The present invention is directed to a method and system for monitoring function and/or diagnosing dysfunction of the cardiovascular system of a human subject. The method comprise measuring pulse wave signals of the subject during rapid excitation of the cardiovascular system, analyzing the measured signals and computing indicators reflecting a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090076400 - Signal processing apparatus: The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention involves utilizing a transformation which evaluates a plurality... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090076401 - Injectable physiological monitoring system: A system and method are provided for decompensation prediction of a heart failure patient with one or more injectable detecting systems communicating wirelessly with a remote monitoring system. The system includes one or more injectable detecting systems having a plurality of sensors that provide an indication of at least one... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076402 - Method and apparatus for determining susceptibility for arrhythmias using wedensky modulated electrocardiography and alternans analysis: A method of assessing a patient's susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia obtaining data by applying electrodes to detect electrocardiographic signal. A plurality of synchronized subthreshold electrical stimuli are delivered into the patient's body to present stimulated cardiac cycles to the electrodes and unstimulated reference cardiac cycles to the electrodes the signals... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090076403 - Waveform feature value averaging system and methods for the detection of cardiac events: Disclosed is a system for detecting pathophysiological cardiac conditions. The system comprises a diagnostic device that contains electronic circuitry that can detect a cardiac event such as an acute ischemia. The cardiac diagnostic device receives electrical signals from subcutaneous or body surface sensors. The cardiac diagnostic device includes a processor... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090076404 - System and methods for analyzing qrs curvature to detect cardiac events: Disclosed is a system for detecting pathophysiological cardiac conditions. The system comprises a diagnostic device that contains electronic circuitry that can detect a cardiac event such as an acute ischemia. The cardiac diagnostic device receives electrical signals from subcutaneous or body surface sensors. The cardiac diagnostic device includes a processor... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090076405 - Adherent device for respiratory monitoring: A respiratory monitoring system is provided. A measuring system is provided that includes, (i) an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient, the adherent device including a plurality of sensors that monitor respiratory status, at least one of the sensors configured to monitor the patient's respiration, and (ii)... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076407 - Brain function scan system: A portable EEG (electroencephalograph) instrument, especially for use in emergencies and brain assessments in physicians' offices, detects and amplifies brain waves and converts then into digital data for analysis by comparison with data from normal groups. In one embodiment, the EEG electrodes are in a headband which broadcasts the data,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090076406 - Method and apparatus for objective electrophysiological assessment of visual function: For electrophysiological assessment of visual function using a head mounted stereo display (e.g. virtual reality goggles) for displaying a stimulus which is used to generate a retinal or cortical response. In particular, a method for objective electrophysiological assessment of visual function of at least one eye of a subject includes... Agent: Ladas And Parry

20090076409 - Methods and systems for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation: Methods and system are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers. In some embodiments, parameters... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090076408 - Pet body fat measuring tool: A pet body fat measuring tool 10 for measuring pet body fat by measuring bioelectrical impedance including an electrode body 11 having at least two voltage electrodes 13 and at least two current electrodes 14 and being used by being pressed to a part of a pet body and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090076410 - System and methods for wireless body fluid monitoring: An adherent device to monitor a tissue hydration of a patient comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least four electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Impedance circuitry is coupled to the at least four electrodes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090076411 - Endometrial anesthesia delivery device and methods of use thereof: The field of the present invention relates to medical devices. More particularly, the field of the present invention relates to devices for providing anesthesia to an endometrial cavity of a patient and, furthermore, to methods of using such devices for endometrial biopsy and other medical procedures. According to certain preferred... Agent: Syed Rizvi

20090076412 - Apparatus and methods for obtaining a sample of tissue: Described herein are systems and methods for obtaining a sample of tissue with low power electrosurgical energy. The systems can include an apparatus for obtaining a sample of tissue from a patient having a cannula having a distal opening for receiving the sample of tissue. A wire, located proximate to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090076414 - Closed specimen collection system: A closed specimen collection system for blood samples includes a collection tube that has a shaped nozzle adapted to fit sealably into a port connected to a centrally inserted venal catheter. A protective cover for the nozzle is attached to the collection tube and has an internal, female thread that... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090076413 - Device and system for specimen collection: Holders for specimen collection such as urine collection and systems including holders and specimen collection cups are disclosed. The holders include resiliently deformable features for retaining cups of varying sizes therein. In some forms, the holders are alignable to minimize spillage when advancing the specimen cup into a urine stream.... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090076415 - Cap for a lancing device: A cap for a lancing device for lancing dermal tissue is provided. The cap includes a cap body having a proximal end for connecting to the distal end of the housing of the lancing device and a contact ring attached to the distal end of the cap body. The contact... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090076417 - Glide clip: The present invention includes a self-tensioning apparatus for controlling the advancement and rotation of a surgical guideware comprising a torsion spring comprising one or more torsion spring handles; one or more arms connected to the torsion spring and one or more elastomeric guideware grippers, wherein compression of the one or... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20090076416 - Guidewire with adjustable core: A movable-core guidewire including a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion includes a proximal hollow tube. The distal portion includes a coil coupled to the proximal hollow tube and an elastomeric distal tube disposed within the coil. A core wire is disposed within the hypotube. The core... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090076419 - Loss-of-balance and fall detection system: A wireless monitoring/assessment system identifies and records selected basic activities of daily living, loss of balance, and falls of at-risk elderly using a minimum set of sensors. A wearable system collects data over an extended period from sensors mounted under each shoe/slipper inner sole, and three kinetic measurement sensors, one... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090076418 - Repetitive strain mitigation: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, a device, a computer program product, and a method. A method embodiment includes a method implemented in an environment that includes a person interacting with an electronic device via a user interface. The method includes monitoring at least one of a movement or a... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090069623 - Methods and compositions for treatment or prevention of radiation-induced fibrosis: The present invention comprises methods and compositions for the treatment or prevention of radiation-induced fibrosis. Methods and compositions for the inhibition of CTGF are disclosed herein. Methods and compositions for treatment of neoplastic disease are disclosed herein. Inhibition of CTGF in humans or animals that have been exposed to ionizing... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP

20090069624 - Stabilizer and method for irradiating tumors: A method of treating a region of diseased tissue using a probe is disclosed. A probe cannula is introduced into the tissue of the patient until a distal end of the cannula is located at or proximate to the treatment region. A plurality of electrodes are then deployed from the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090069625 - Shielded cartridge assembly for brachytherapy seeds: A brachytherapy seed cartridge assembly includes an elongate movable shield, formed from a radiation-shielding material, that is slideably supported so as to movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The cartridge assembly also provides a quick-connect feature for a more efficient assembly and disassembly.... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20090069626 - Electromagnetic field treatment apparatus and method for using same: Larmor Precession makes specific predictions about bound ion dynamics, based upon specific combinations of AC and DC magnetic fields. Especially significant is the fact that the external magnetic field environment determines the overall qualities of resonances or particular changes in bio-effects. Given a target with a particular gyromagnetic ratio, Larmor... Agent: Len Taylor, Patent Attorney

20090069627 - Device for supporting the abdominal wall relative to underlying organs during minimally invasive surgery: Device for supporting the abdominal wall away from organs positioned thereunder for freeing up a surgical space in minimally invasive surgery, having multiple tube-shaped hollow bodies, which are fillable via a hose line (6, 16), and which are connected to each other in circumferential direction to form a preferably conical... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090069628 - Spacer for sling delivery system: The invention features systems, methods, and devices relating to delivering a sling to an anatomical site in the body of a patient.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090069629 - Sexual pleasure stimulation device: The invention relates to an external penile prosthesis or device which is designed to stimulate a couple's sexual pleasure during vaginal intercourse. The inventive device has been designed ergonomically on anatomical/physiological bases that are related to the erogenous zones of the male and female genitals. The device consists of a... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20090069630 - Capsule type medical device: A capsule type medical device, which is introduced into the inside of a living body in order to observe the inside of the living body, includes an image capturing unit for capturing an image of the inside of the living body, a wireless communicating unit for transmitting the image data... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090069631 - Flexible tube for an endoscope: A flexible tube for an endoscope, which has a surface coated with an outer covering, wherein the outer covering is formed of a material comprising a polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer. The flexible tube is excellent not only in resistance to a washing liquid, a sterilizing liquid and a high-pressure steam sterilization... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090069632 - Medical instrument with a deflectable distal portion: A deflection assembly of a medical instrument (such as an endoscope or a flexible ureteroscope) allows an operator to deflect a distal portion of the instrument using one or more controls located at a proximal portion of the instrument. The instrument allows the operator to achieve multi-directional deflection of the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090069633 - Capsule endoscope: The invention relates to a capsule endoscope layout capable of achieving a small-format, wide-angle, wide light-distribution arrangement with limited variations. A capsule endoscope 1 comprises an objective lens 4, a transparent dome 2 to cover the object side of the objective lens, and light emitter devices located around the outer... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090069634 - Vaginal speculum including collapsible and expandable frame: A vaginal speculum includes a frame and a first handle assembly pivotally mounted to the frame. The frame defines an opening between a first blade that is attachable to the frame and a second blade that is attachable to the frame opposite of the first blade, and a hinge assembly... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090069635 - Retraction apparatus and method of use: A retraction apparatus and method are disclosed that provide optimized access to a surgical site. In one form, a retraction frame has a retraction opening with two sets of blades operating therein. The blades are used to sequentially retract the tissue from about an incision. The sequential retraction of the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090069640 - Control of a medical system: A control device for a medical system is provided. The medical system may be a medical diagnosis and/or medical therapy system. The medical system may include a control unit operable to be used to carry out control processes that control the medical system, and a mobile handheld control unit operable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090069639 - Diagnosis assisting system, diagnosis assisting information providing device and computer program product: A diagnosis assisting system comprising: an analyzing section for analyzing a sample collected from a subject; a determining section for determining whether there is a possibility that a subject has a predetermined disease based on an analysis result obtained by the analyzing section; a notification section for notifying the possibility... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090069638 - Diagnostic and treatment regimen for achieving body water homeostasis: A method for achieving and maintaining an optimized cellular water homeostasis and good connective tissue health in humans, where cellular water homeostasis is expressed as the ratio of intercellular water (“ICW”) content to extracellular water (“ECW”) content homeostasis comprising the steps of (i) taking a first set of measurements of... Agent: Louis C. Paul

20090069636 - Mask algorithms for health management systems: A device and method of providing information to a healthcare provider regarding the dosing of insulin is provided.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090069643 - Method and apparatus for health and disease management combining patient data monitoring with wireless internet connectivity: The health related data is transmitted from the WWD to a server using standard internet protocols. The server calculates a response using a software program which may include an algorithm or artificial intelligence system, and may further provide for review by a physician or health specialist. The user may interact... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090069641 - Method for analyzing stress based on multi-measured bio-signals: Disclosed is a method and system for analyzing stress and managing stress by using a mobile electronic apparatus and a data management server. The method includes: generating bio-signal pattern information upon periodically receiving a bio-signal from a bio-signal measuring device connected to each of a plurality of unspecified individuals, and... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090069637 - Parasitic tags for action annotation: A sensing device is used to consolidate and time-synchronize Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or other clinical data from patient monitoring devices provided by a plurality of different vendors having proprietary event data formats. The automation of logging of events due to external forces applied to patient monitoring devices detected by... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090069644 - Sleeping quality monitor system and a method for monitoring a physiological signal: A sleeping quality monitor system and a method for monitoring a physiological signal monitors the sleeping quality of a person under test with long hours in daily life at home. The system comprises a distributed data server, at least one physiological signal sensor, and at least one client computer. The... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090069642 - Wearable wireless electronic patient data communications and physiological monitoring device: Described are patient data communication devices that may be used as wearable patient monitors. The devices are adapted to accept essentially any type of data from essentially any data source, and are reconfigurable, such that each device can determine which data inputs and outputs should be active, and can reconfigure... Agent: Patentbest

20090069646 - Adaptor for collecting expiratory information and biological information processing system using the same: An adaptor is adapted to be attached on a face of the subject to collect expiration gas of the subject. An airway case is formed with a chamber, and adapted to be coupled with a carbon dioxide sensor so that carbon dioxide in the expiration gas flowing through the chamber... Agent: Peter Suen

20090069647 - Method, system, and apparatus for cardiovascular signal analysis, modeling, and monitoring: The present invention provides a method, system, and apparatus to monitor cardiovascular signals such as arterial blood pressure (ABP), pulse oximetry (POX), and intracranial pressure (ICP). The system can be used to calculate and monitor useful clinical information such as heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse pressure variation (PPV), harmonic phases,... Agent: Dr. Mateo Aboy (simplex, Inc)

20090069645 - Sizing and positioning technology for an in-the-ear multi-measurement sensor to enable nibp calculation: An in-the-ear (ITE) physiological measurement device (2) includes a structure (4) formed for easy insertion into multiple shaped and sized ear canals. An inflatable balloon (6) surrounds an end portion of the structure (4) to be positioned in the ear. Optionally, a mushroom shaped tip (22) is connected with an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090069648 - Intra-occular pressure sensor: A system is provided for monitoring intraocular pressure, the system comprising: a sensor package configured to be disposed in the suprachoroidal space of a patient's eye; a pressure sensor; a wireless transceiver disposed within the sensor package and coupled to the pressure sensor; an external transceiver, the external receiver being... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20090069650 - Integrated analyte sensor and infusion device and methods therefor: Method and system for providing an integrated analyte monitoring system and on-body patch pump with multiple cannulas and a sensor combination is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069649 - Method and system for providing analyte monitoring: Methods and apparatuses for determining an analyte value are disclosed.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069651 - Monitoring method and/or apparatus: A method and apparatus for substance monitoring. One application is an easy to handle continuous glucose monitor using a group of hollow out-of-plane silicon microneedles to sample substances in interstitial fluid from the epidermal skin layer. The glucose of the interstitial fluid permeates a dialysis membrane and reaches a sensor.... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20090069653 - Measurement apparatus: A measurement apparatus includes a measurement unit which measures the spectroscopic characteristics of the inside of a specimen by irradiating a plurality of types of light, each of which has a different wavelength within the wavelength range of 600 nm to 1,000 nm, on the specimen, an arithmetic processing unit... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090069652 - Method and apparatus for sensing blood oxygen: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes a blood oxygen sensing apparatus and method in which an infra-red light is absorbed blood in portions that are related to levels of oxygen in the blood along a path.... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090069654 - Biodevice, contact part structure of biodevice, and biosensor: A biodevice is in an elongated form and has a conductive layer and an insulating layer stacked on a side surface of a shaft member at the center. A cylindrical hollow section is formed through the device, being connected to the exterior at a front end and extending from this... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090069655 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069656 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069657 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069658 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090069659 - Blood sugar measurement automatic correction system: A blood sugar measurement automatic correction system includes a blood sugar measuring unit which has a reaction zone to allow blood and a test agent to generate a chemical reaction to produce electrons, and a test device to measure the produced electrons and output a blood sugar measurement signal to... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090069660 - Medical device and method for operating a medical device: b

20090069662 - Device for measuring biomedical data of a test subject and method for stimulating the test subject using data processed in real time: Provided is a device for measuring biomedical data from a testee, with a recording system for taking the data and a first hardware component for displaying the data. A device for electrical separation of the data is arranged in a connector line for transmitting the data from the recording system... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090069663 - Living body inspection apparatus: A living body inspection apparatus including an oscillation coil which passes an AC current, a detection coil which detects an AC magnetic field generated from the detection coil, an amplification circuit which amplifies a voltage generated by the magnetic field induced by the detection coil, a detecting unit for detecting... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090069661 - Method for separating multichannel signals produced by ac and dc sources from one another: The present invention relates to a novel manner of measuring DC fields using a multi-channel MEG or MKG measuring instrument; and on the other hand, to a manner of eliminating from the measurement result the interference signals caused by the DC currents. The invention combines the monitoring system of a... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090069665 - Automatic lesion correlation in multiple mr modalities: A method for automatic correlation between multiple magnetic resonance (MR) modalities includes acquiring first MR image data form a first modality. Second MR image data is acquired from a second modality. One or more anatomical landmarks are detected within both the first and second MR image data and the first... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090069666 - Correction of intensity inhomogeneity in breast mri: A method for correcting for magnetic field inhomogeneity in a breast MRI, includes acquiring a magnetic resonance (MR) image including a patients breast. A surface image of the breast is automatically isolated within the acquired MR image based on a high contrast between the breast and surrounding air. A multiplicative... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090069664 - Method for determining time-optimal gradient waveforms: A method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. A scanning path is specified. Gradient amplitude is determined as a function of arc-length along the scanning path in k-space. A time optimal gradient waveform for scanning the scanning path is calculated from the gradient amplitude. The scanning path is scanned... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090069667 - Device for positioning an ultrasound transducer inside a mr scanner: A device (16) positions an ultrasound transducer (14) for ultrasound therapy to focus a treatment beam (12) emitted by the ultrasound transducer (14) at tissue of interest. The device (16) includes at least three anchors (20) which support the ultrasound transducer (14). The device (16) further includes at least three... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090069668 - Method and magnetic resonance system to optimize mr images: In a method and magnetic resonance MR system for the optimization of angiographic MR images of an examination subject, in which arteries can be presented separately from veins in the angiographic magnetic resonance images, multiple MR overview images are acquired, with at least one imaging parameter being varied in the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090069669 - Efficient features for detection of motion artifacts in breast mri: A method for identifying motion artifacts in a dynamic contrast enhanced MRI includes receiving a dynamic contrast enhanced MRI including a patient's breast on which motion correction has been performed. One or more regions of suspicion are automatically identified within the breast based in the dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090069670 - Site marker: A site marker and method of using a site marker are described and disclosed. The site marker comprises a bio-compatible and a plurality of elements, wherein the biocompatible material and at least one of the plurality of elements are imageable under different modalities.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090069672 - Device localization and guidance: An apparatus and method is described for determining the location of a object inside a patient. Three dimensional image data of the patient is obtained by an imaging modality such as a C-arm X-ray device. The same or another imaging modality may be used to obtain projection radiographic images, having... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090069671 - Electric motor tracking system and method: Provided is a tracking system, including a motor coupled to a medical instrument and configured to generate at least one magnetic field, and at least one receiver coil configured to sense the magnetic field. Also provided is a method of tracking, including rotating a rotor of a motor, wherein the... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090069674 - Measurement apparatus: A measurement apparatus is configured to measure a spectroscopic characteristic of a measurement site in a specimen by applying acousto-optical tomography. The measurement apparatus includes a measurement unit configured to measure a light intensity of each of measurement areas that are set differently from the measurement site on a light... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090069673 - Spinal needle optical sensor: An apparatus is disclosed including: an optical coherence tomographic system; a spinal needle having a needle tip adapted to penetrate tissue; and an optical delivery system adapted to direct probe light from the optical coherence tomographic system onto tissue located in front of the needle tip, collect test light backscattered... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090069675 - Adaptive motion imaging in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Motion imaging in medical diagnostic ultrasound is adaptive. Clutter or threshold processing adapts as a function of data for different locations or for different times. Spatial filtering adapts as a function of data at different spatial locations at a same time. The steering angle may be set as a function... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090069676 - Measurement apparatus: A measurement apparatus is configured to measure a spectroscopic characteristic of a specimen. The measurement apparatus includes a light source configured to generate light to be irradiated onto the specimen, an ultrasound generating unit configured to generate an ultrasound, an ultrasound focusing unit configured to focus the ultrasound generated by... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090069678 - Method and apparatus for ultrasonic drug delivery and medical diagnostic imaging apparatus: According to the present invention, there are provided an ultrasonic drug delivery method and an ultrasonic drug delivery apparatus each capable of performing more localized and efficient drug-delivery with the aid of ultrasonic irradiation under static pressure, which increases the effect of drug delivery to deep tissue parts in treatment... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090069677 - System and method for tissue change monitoring during hifu treatment: A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining the presence of tissue change due to exposure to HIFU Therapy.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090069680 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus and ultrasonic image processing method: Plural strain gauges which are folded lines defined by gauge end points and gauge middle points are set up every time phase using motion vector information of a tissue and a strain gauge image in which the strain gauges are overlapped at a corresponding position of an ultrasonic image at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090069679 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus of the invention includes: a plurality of transducer groups provided to a distal end portion of a probe, for scanning in planes that are orthogonal to each other; display portion including a display screen capable of simultaneously displaying a plurality of ultrasound images obtained by the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090069685 - Measurement apparatus: A measurement apparatus measures a spectroscopic characteristic and a structural characteristic of a specimen. At the measurement site of the specimen, a modulation of light from the light source part by an acousto-optical effect and a generation of the ultrasound echo signal simultaneously occur, the light detecting unit detects modulated... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090069682 - Simplified controls for implementing depth-based gain control in ultrasound systems: An improved approach for implementing depth-based gain control is implemented by adjusting the gain at each depth in the image based on a family of stored curves, with each curve in the family specifying the gain adjustment for all depths as a function of depth. A user interface enables the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090069681 - System and method for spatial compounding using phased arrays: The present invention is directed to a system and method which makes a phased array look like a curved array for purposes of performing spatial compounding calculations. In one embodiment, the phased array is treated as though it were a curved array by creating both a virtual apex and a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090069684 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method for generating an ultrasonic image: An imaging part transmits ultrasonic waves to a subject and receives reflected waves from the subject, thereby acquiring plural volume data of the subject. A specifying part specifies a surface site included in a face corresponding to the surface of the subject, in each of the plural volume data. A... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090069683 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: A transmission and reception unit controls probes to form an ultrasound beam which intersects a bone and obtains a reception signal. A beam evaluating unit evaluates an intersection state of the ultrasound beam with respect to the bone based on a shape of an envelope of the reception signal. More... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090069687 - Medical apparatus for obtaining information indicative of internal state of an object based on physical interaction between ultrasound wave and light: A medical apparatus comprises a sound-wave radiating member and a light radiating member. The sound-wave radiating member radiates ultrasound wave into an object, the ultrasound wave having a plurality of frequency components different from each other. The light radiating member radiates light into a region within the object, the ultrasound... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090069686 - Piezoelectric and cmut layered ultrasound transducer array: A CMUT or other semiconductor-based transducer is stacked with a piezoelectric transducer (PZT). The CMUT is sufficiently thin to avoid or limit interference with sound propagation through the CMUT from or to the PZT or crosstalk between transmitter elements. The PZT/CMUT layered structure is used as a matrix array, such... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090069693 - Retrospective dynamic transmit focusing for spatial compounding: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system transmits a plurality of focused beams normal to the plane of a transducer aperture and receives multiple receive lines in response to each transmitted beam. Sub-apertures of the transducer aperture are defined by apodization and signals of the sub-apertures are aligned and combined to produce... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090069691 - Ultrasonic probe: Provided is an ultrasonic probe, which can be improved in quality, which can acquire characteristics of a high sensitivity and a wide band and which can acquire an ultrasonic image of a high resolution. In this ultrasonic probe, grooves (160) are formed and utilized to form piezoelectric elements (110) and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090069689 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic probe includes: a composite piezoelectric element including piezoelectric elements arranged through gaps on a plane and a filler filled in each of the gaps; an adhesive layer positioned in an ultrasonic wave irradiating direction orthogonal to the plane, the adhesive layer being in contact with one plate surface... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090069692 - Ultrasonic synthetic transmit focusing with a multiline beamformer: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system produces an image with an extended focal range by transmitting a plurality of beams spaced along an array for multiline reception. The receive multilines of a plurality of transmit beams are spatially aligned and are combined with phase adjustment between the respective receive multilines to... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090069690 - Ultrasound diagnostic system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound diagnostic system. The ultrasound diagnostic system includes a plurality of connectors. Each of the connectors has a signal transmitter to transmit an identification signal uniquely identifying the respective connector. The ultrasound diagnostic system further includes a plurality of probes. Each of the probes... Agent: Jones Day

20090069688 - Ultrasound probe: There is provided an ultrasound probe including a first substrate having a silicon substrate and an ultrasound transmit-receive element, an acoustic lens disposed over an upper surface of the first substrate, and a damping layer disposed under the first substrate, in which a second substrate is disposed between a lower... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090069694 - Coronary sinus access catheter with forward-imaging means: A coronary access catheter system simplifies the insertion of objects into distal branches of the coronary sinus. The system incorporates a real-time forward-imaging means to view the os and the branches of the coronary sinus. Preferably, the catheter uses near-infrared light as the forward-imaging means, but it could also include... Agent: Peter F Weinberg Gibson Dunn And Crutcher LLP

20090069695 - Device for imaging a turbid medium: The present invention relates to a device for imaging a turbid medium (130, 132; 184) comprising: means (110; 134, 138, 140, 142, 144, 146) for optically scanning a predefined maximum area of a scanning plane (102; 104) for acquisition of imaging data, means (134, 136; 206, 208, 210) for detection... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090069697 - Active microneedles and microneedle arrays: An active needle device for fluid injection or extraction includes at least one hollow elongated shaft defining at least one channel. The channel provides communication between at least one input port and at least one output port of the needle device. At least one active component such as a sensor... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090069696 - Method of diagnosing a lower urinary tract disorder: A method for sensitively diagnosing lower urinary tract disorders, particularly interstitial cystitis, is provided. The method can visually, simply, and clearly diagnose bladder ulcer without requirement of bladder hydrodistention under anesthesia. In the method, lower urinary tract disorders are diagnosed by observing an abnormality of a blood vessel and/or a... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090069698 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus and method of measuring blood pressure: Provided is a blood pressure measuring apparatus and a method of measuring blood pressure. The blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a plurality of blood pressure measuring units disposed on a substrate, a plurality of optical sensors disposed on the substrate to correspond to the blood pressure measuring units, and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090069700 - Method for processing of continuous pressure-related signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human body or body cavity: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves, a method for obtaining new and improved information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090069699 - Method of measuring instantaneous arterial blood pressure and compliance and device thereof: A method of measuring the instantaneous arterial blood pressure and compliance and the device thereof are disclosed. The method identifies a critical depth under the skin. At this critical position, the arterial mean blood pressure is equivalent to the mean blood pressure obtained on the skin. The variation in the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090069701 - Externally-connected expandable blood pressure meter: An externally-connected expandable blood pressure meter includes an electronic blood pressure meter which has a measuring unit to output an inspected signal based on a measured blood pressure and a processing unit to receive the inspected signal and execute signal transformation according to an output interface, and an external connection... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090069702 - Method and apparatus for a heart rate indicator fabric: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for having a fabric that is able to indicate heart rate zones by using colour indicators which comprises of one or a plurality of sensors embedded in the fabric for the detection of heart rate and the signal from the sensor... Agent: Nields & Lemack

20090069703 - System for artifact detection and elimination in an electrocardiogram signal recorded from a patient monitor: A system eliminates artifacts from an electrocardiogram signal. The system includes a monitor for receiving an electrocardiogram signal from a patient and a microprocessor utilizing a shift-invariant wavelet transform for decomposing the electrocardiogram signal into a plurality of scales. The microprocessor applies rules to the scales for removing artifacts from... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090069704 - Rapid 3d mapping using multielectrode position data: An electrophysiology (EP) system includes an interface for operator-interaction with the results of code executing therein. A template model can have channels positioned or repositioned thereupon by the user to define a set-up useful in rapid catheter positioning. Mapping operations can be performed without the requirement for precise catheter location... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090069705 - Thermo-dilution cardiac output measurement simulator: The present invention includes machine-enabled methods of, and devices and systems for, simulating thermo-dilution cardiac output measurements based on ambient room temperature measurements via the injectate temperature sensor.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, P.C.

20090069706 - Brain probe adapted to be introduced through a canula: A bio-probe having a base and a tip and also including a set of at least four conductors extending longitudinally along the bio-probe, the conductors being coated with dielectric material. Also, at least four of the conductors define a spot where the dielectric material has been removed, thereby defining an... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation

20090069707 - Method to improve neurofeedback training using a reinforcement system of computerized game-like cognitive or entertainment-based training activities: This invention consists of a neurofeedback training system that utilizes EEG activity based goals to help motivate trainees to learn to produce and sustain desirable EEG activity by enabling them to earn “game play” time. The method provides positive behavioral reinforcement to trainees by rewarding them with the opportunity to... Agent: Thomas & Raring, P.C.

20090069708 - Histogram-based thoracic impedance monitoring: Systems and methods for monitoring pulmonary edema or other thoracic fluid status in a subject use thoracic impedance histogram information. An internal or external processor circuit receives the thoracic impedance histogram information and uses it to compute and provide a lung fluid status indication. The thoracic impedance histogram information can... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090069709 - Method, system, and apparatus for neural localization: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for determining if a nerve is nearby a device or a region of a device. In general, a device for determining if a nerve is nearby a device includes an elongate body having an outer surface with one or more bipole pairs arranged... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090069711 - Devices for use in processing of continuous pressure-related signals derivable from a human or animal body or body cavity: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves, a method for obtaining new and improved information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090069710 - Method for determining relationships between different pressure-related signals derivable from a human or animal body or body cavity: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. A major aspect of the invention relates to a method for determining relationships between different pressure-related signals with the purpose of obtaining signals predicting pressures inside a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090069712 - Medical tool for reduced penetration force: A medical device is provided having reduced penetration force. The device includes a body having a central hollow channel and a piezoelectric transducer received within and secured to the body. The piezoelectric transducer has a hollow portion concentric with the central hollow channel. A tubular member is associated with and... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090069713 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument includes a housing, a stylet having a portion in the housing, a cannula coaxially receiving the stylet and having a portion in the housing, and a member slidably coupled to the housing. The stylet and the cannula are movable between an extended position and a retracted position.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090069714 - System and method for measuring data for medical applications: The present application provides a system for measuring and storing data in an external device including a collection unit transferring fluid, a sensing unit connected to the collection unit for sensing the pressure of the fluid and converting the pressure into data, a housing assembly for housing the sensing unit,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090069715 - Urine collection device: A stent urine collection device is used to collect urine that would otherwise leak from the stent. The collection device includes a pair openings in the collection bag, an inverted open channel to receive the stents where the stents are securely retained in the channel and where the channel has... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090069717 - Lancet-integrated sensor, measuring device for lancet-integrated sensor, and cartridge: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090069718 - Lancet-integrated sensor, measuring device for lancet-integrated sensor, and cartridge: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090069719 - Lancet-integrated sensor, measuring device for lancet-integrated sensor, and cartridge: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090069716 - Method and apparatus for a fluid sampling device: A blood analyzer device has a housing with a top section coupled to a bottom section, a driver and a plurality of penetrating members housed in a disposable positionable in the housing. A gripper engages each penetrating member. A manually actuated button advances the disposable to move penetrating members into... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090069721 - Apparatus and method for measuring the dimensions of the palpable surface of the prostate: A method and system for measuring the size of the palpable surface of the prostate in the physician's office. In one embodiment a membrane with a grid pattern is located proximate the prostate. A physician moves a measurement system, formed at the end of the index finger and located in... Agent: George A. Herbster

20090069720 - Logging daily average metabolic activity using a motion sensor: An implantable activity detector can detect metabolic stress levels, which can be normalized, such as to identify times of activities such as walking and running or to identify trends such as a decrease in metabolic activity. The data can be derived from different sources such as an accelerometer and pedometer.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090069722 - Method and device for assessing muscular capacities of athletes using short tests:

20090069723 - Method for the analysis of oscillations generated in biological systems: Disclosed is a method for analyzing oscillations generated in biological systems, in which the change of conditions for the probability of a random event to occur compared in the previous cycle can be assessed by introducing an energetic component into the current cycle of the oscillation. In order to be... Agent: Vladimir Senatorov

20090069724 - Wearable health monitoring device and methods for step 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 taken a step.... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090062597 - Article comprising an impeller: An impeller for use in conjunction with a percutaneously-insertable blood pump or other rotatable equipment includes a blade that is segmented into a plurality of overlapping or abutting bladelets. In some embodiments, the bladelets are foldable and one side of each bladelet is concave.... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20090062596 - Heart band with fillable chambers to modify heart valve function: The present invention relates to an external heart device, having a layered band dimensioned to be received around a patient's heart, which also includes at least one fillable chamber between the layers in the band that functions to apply localized pressure to the outside of the heart when filled. More... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090062598 - System for inducing a subject to fall to sleep: The invention relates to a system (1) for inducing a subject to fall to sleep, comprising a light pattern generator (3) for generating a time varying light pattern in view of the subject. Further, the system comprises a breathing rate measuring unit (2) for measuring a breathing frequency of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090062599 - Transurethral cysto-urethropexy: Embodiments include a method and apparatus for treating stress urinary incontinence transurethrally. In one embodiment, the method includes entering the urethra of a patient through a urethra opening from the patient's body and connecting a bladder to a fascia using an apparatus and one or more connecting members, which may... Agent: Kyla D. Aycock Speed Law Firm

20090062600 - Levator for repair of perineal prolapse: Improved methods and apparatuses for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse are provided. A specialized mesh having a shape for effective placement via the ischiorectal fossa is provided, as is a method of use of such a device.... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20090062601 - System for improving cardiac function: A system for improving cardiac function is provided. A foldable and expandable frame having at least one anchoring formation is attached to an elongate manipulator and placed in a catheter tube while folded. The tube is inserted into a left ventricle of a heart where the frame is ejected from... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090062602 - Apparatus for robotic instrument having variable flexibility and torque transmission: A flexible spine for use in one or more surgical instruments including a catheter and/or sheath of a robotic instrument system. The spine includes an elongate body that defines a central lumen and that is a unitary structure having a plurality of discrete sections, each of which has a distinguishing... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090062604 - Endoscopic surgery tool: An endoscopic surgery tool in which an image pickup device is provided on a hollow guide component that penetrates a body wall of a living body and guides a surgical tool into a body cavity, includes: a detection device that detects an amount of change in the tilt of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090062603 - Treatment instrument operation unit and medical system with treatment instrument operation unit: A treatment instrument operation unit is provided with a drive unit, an operation portion installation section and a command signal output section. The drive unit drives an operation portion for operating each treatment section of the respective treatment instruments. The operation portion is attached to the operation portion installation section... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062605 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope can prevent any fall of the efficiency of observation by reducing the substance or substances adhering to the outer surface of the front end cover such as food residue and mucus. The capsule endoscope includes a dome-shaped front end cover provided on the outer surface with photocatalytic... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090062607 - Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath: An arthroscopic inflow and outflow sheath providing an improved inflow and outflow system reducing the diameter of a continuous flow system while eliminating the need for a third portal during arthroscopy. The improved arthroscopic inflow and outflow sheath comprises an elongated atraumatic sheath having an inner surface, outer surface, proximal... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090062606 - Endoscope guiding tube device: There is provided an endoscope guiding tube device including a flexible insertion tube, an endoscope guiding channel arranged in the flexible insertion tube along, at least one bending portion having a framework including a plurality of barrel-shaped joint rings coupled to each other in series to be rotatable with respect... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090062608 - Apparatus for advancing an endoscope and method for manipulating the apparatus for advancing an endoscope: In a region where an intestine is movable in the abdominal cavity, conventional endoscope apparatus have suffered from a difficulty in moving an endoscope advancing portion toward a deep intestinal portion. An apparatus for advancing an endoscope is provided, which can be easily manipulated to advance medical instruments having endoscopic... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062609 - Endoscope system: The scope has an imaging sensor, a memory, an image signal-processing unit, and a scope controller having a timer. The image signal-processing unit performs a primary image-processing operation on an image signal output from the imaging sensor. The timer counts an elapsed time. The processor has a video signal-processing unit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090062610 - Automated endoscope reprocessor self-disinfection connection: An endoscope reprocessor having a water supply disinfection filter and a method for self-disinfection of the filter employ a pair of connectors to switch from a normal operating mode into a self-disinfection mode in which circulating germicidal fluid within the reprocessor flows through the filter, while the water supply remains... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090062611 - Endoscope apparatus: The present invention is an endoscope apparatus comprising an over tube having a balloon, a fluid suction pipeline provided at the over tube so that a suction opening portion is opened on a proximal end side from the balloon, a suctioning device for suctioning a fluid in the fluid suction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062612 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system comprises a scope, a first processor, and a first measuring device. The scope has an imaging sensor, a memory, and a reference signal output unit that outputs a reference signal instead of an image signal from the imaging sensor in a first operation for generating an analysis... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090062613 - In-vivo information acquiring system: An in-vivo information acquiring system previously sets synchronization signals for each imaging unit which captures an image. In the in-vivo information acquiring system, a capsule endoscope transmits scan-line data of an image to be transmitted using the synchronization signal corresponding to the imaging unit which captures the image to be... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062614 - Closures for outer tube for natural orifice surgery: A plug is closely received in the open distal end of an outer tube for natural orifice surgery and is proximally removable from the tube. Various means are provided for deforming the plug to permit the plug to be retrieved through the outer tube.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090062615 - Endoscope with focal length varying function: The invention provides an endoscope with a focal length varying function, which includes an observation window, an objective optical system which is disposed in the observation window and is capable of varying a focal length thereof, and an endo-therapy product raising base which is oscillatable between a stored position where... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090062616 - Image pickup unit: An image pickup unit according to the present invention, includes a solid-state image pickup device provided with a light receiving portion for receiving photographing light refracted and reflected by a reflection surface of an optical reflection member. The image pickup unit also includes a protection member which is surface-joined to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062617 - Light source apparatus, method of driving light source apparatus, and endoscope: A light source apparatus is provided with a diode as a light source that emits excitation light for exciting phosphors in an illuminator of an electronic endoscope. As excited, the phosphors emit fluorescent light, and the illuminator projects illumination light composed of the excitation light and the fluorescent light. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090062618 - Tissue retractors: Methods and devices are provided for performing surgical procedures using tissue retractors. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgeon to use a retractor to capture a large or small amount of tissue in a fabric and to move the fabric to relocate the tissue to one or more... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090062619 - Methods and apparatus for surgical retraction: The present invention provides method and apparatus that may be patient mounted for surgical retraction. The retractor disclosed herein may be positioned with a base plate resting against the patient's skin surface. In one embodiment, retractor blades extending into the patient's body from the base plate of the retractor device... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090062623 - Identifying possible medical conditions of a patient: Assisting a health care provider in rapidly detecting a possible medical condition in a patient. In an embodiment, a handheld portable device programmed with software instructions is configured to interact with the patient to deduce a list of possible medical conditions. The deduced list of possible medical conditions is provided... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090062621 - Method and system for prioritizing communication of a health risk: System and methods are provided for prioritizing communication of a health risk. The method may include obtaining health information for individuals and determining, based on the health information, a risk of each individual contracting each of plurality of diseases. The method may also include calculating, based on the risks, an... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090062624 - Methods and systems of delivering a probability of a medical condition: Methods and systems for delivering a probability that a subject has a medical condition are disclosed herein. The methods comprise calculating the probability of a medical condition using biomarker values and the rate of change of the biomarker values over time. In most embodiments, the methods comprise relations and calculations... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090062620 - Methods for estimating the metabolic cost of walking: Methods for determining the metabolic cost for walking are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for determining metabolic cost per unit time of a walk by an individual is disclosed. The method includes providing a body length of the individual. The method also includes measuring a walking speed of the... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090062622 - System and method for determining sleep status of a baby in a cradle and controlling movement of the cradle: A computer-based method for determining sleep status of a baby in a cradle and controlling movement of the cradle is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining an image of the baby's face at fixed intervals through a digital camera, and storing the image in the digital camera; finding... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090062625 - System for processing of continuous pressure-related signals for use in draining fluid from a brain or spinal fluid cavity: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves, a method for obtaining new and improved information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090062627 - Method for measuring physical fitness and creating athletic training regimens for particular sports: Disclosed is a method for creating a fitness training program based on performing neuromuscular and muscular performance tests on an individual, analyzing the results of the neuromuscular and muscular performance tests, and creating the fitness training program based on the analysis of the neuromuscular and muscular performance test results. The... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20090062626 - Safe identification and association of wireless sensors: A wireless sensor network for wirelessly monitoring a medical subject includes a plurality of sensor nodes (22, 24, 26, 122, 124, 126). Each sensor node includes a wireless transceiver (46) for sending and receiving wireless messages, a sensor (40, 42, 130, 132, 140, 142) monitoring a characteristic of the medical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090062628 - Sleep diagnosis device: The sleep diagnosis device 1 of the present invention comprises three-dimensional acceleration sensors 2a and 2b, a posture detector 5 which detects a posture of the patient from a DC component of the three-dimensional acceleration sensors, and a breathing movement detector 4 which detects a breathing movement of the patient... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090062629 - Stimulus placement system using subject neuro-response measurements: A system evaluates and selects temporal and spatial locations for introduction of stimulus material. Video streams, physical locations, print advertisements, store shelves, images, commercials, etc. are analyzed to identify locations for introducing stimulus material, such as messages, brand images, products, media, marketing and/or other sales materials. The system analyzes neuro-response... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090062630 - Sensor permitting detection of a substance in the body of a living being: A sensor is disclosed for permitting detection of a substance in the body of a living being. In at least one embodiment, the sensor includes probe molecules, for binding the substance that is to be detected, and marking elements designed in such a way that the binding of the probe... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090062631 - Determination of the state of health of a human being: The invention provides a method for the determination of the state of an entity, in particular the state of health of a human being or animal. The method includes the step of contacting secreted compounds or related reaction products with a surface linked to an optical waveguide in such a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090062632 - Non-invasive system and method for measuring an analyte in the body: A system for determining an analyte concentration in a fluid sample (e.g., glucose) comprises a light source, a detector, and a central processing unit. The detector is adapted to receive spectral information corresponding to light returned from the fluid sample being analyzed and to convert the received spectral information into... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090062633 - Implantable analyte sensor: An implantable analyte sensor including a sensing region for measuring the analyte and a non-sensing region for immobilizing the sensor body in the host. The sensor is implanted in a precisely dimensioned pocket to stabilize the analyte sensor in vivo and enable measurement of the concentration of the analyte in... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090062634 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090062635 - 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

20090062636 - Electrode clamp: The invention relates to an electrode clamp (10; 100) for making contact with a film electrode and a snap electrode, the electrode clamp (10; 100) having a first part (12; 112) and a second part (14; 114), as well as a contact element (60; 160), and, for clamping a film... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090062637 - Electromagnetic sensors for tissue characterization: A sensor for tissue characterization is provided, comprising: a resonator, configured to be placed proximally to an edge of a tissue for characterization, without penetrating the tissue, the resonator comprising a conductive structure associated with a diameter-equivalent dimension D, in a plane substantially parallel with the edge, and with a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090062638 - Medical diagostic device comprising an operating element for controlling system components: s

20090062639 - Automated vessel repair system, devices and methods: Systems, devices and automated methods for minimally invasive surgery. A device is fabricated of bio-compatible semiconductor elements, and can be assembled, delivered, navigated and implanted by automated methods, using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology.... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20090062640 - Mri apparatus: An MRI apparatus for imaging of a bodily fluid flowing inside a subject includes a gradient coil which applies gradient pulses to the subject, a transmission coil which transmits RF pulses to the subject, and a control part which controls the gradient coil and the transmission coil. The control part... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090062641 - Method and system for catheter detection and tracking in a fluoroscopic image sequence: A method and system for detecting and tracking an ablation catheter tip in a fluoroscopic image sequence is disclosed. Catheter tip candidates are detected in each frame of the fluoroscopic image sequence using marginal space learning. The detected catheter tip candidates are then tracked over all the frames of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090062642 - Cardiac tissue elasticity sensing: A system and method are provided for assessing the compliance of internal patient tissue for purposes of catheter guidance and/or ablation procedures. Specifically, the system/method provides for probing internal patient tissue in order to obtain force and/or tissue displacement measurements. These measurements are utilized to generate an indication of tissue... Agent: Sjm/afd - Marsh

20090062643 - Medical diagnostic imaging with real-time scan conversion: Display or pixel values are scan converted from ultrasound data on the fly. As each pixel is to receive display values, the display value is determined. Scan conversion is performed sequentially, with each new value being determined in synchronization with reading display values out to the display. Rather than storage... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090062645 - Method for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer: In a method for diagnosis and treatment of a patient with a tumor relating to prostate cancer, the following steps are implemented. A differential diagnosis of prostate cancer versus prostatitis and/or BPH is conducted on a patient using a cost-effective diagnosis method. If prostate cancer is diagnosed in the patient... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090062646 - Operation of a remote medical navigation system using ultrasound image: A method of operating a remote medical navigation system using ultrasound, employs ultrasound imaging from a medical device to supplement or to replace conventional x-ray imaging of the operating region during navigation.... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20090062644 - System and method for ultrasound harmonic imaging: A system includes at least one transducer configured to transmit at least one ultrasound pulse into a region of interest (ROI) of a patient. The pulse has at least a first frequency and propagates through a bodily structure in the ROI. The system further includes at least one receiver configured... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090062647 - Method for extracting geometrical properties of a tubular cavity using low snr echogram enhancement: A method for determining geometrical properties of a tubular cavity, the method comprising: transmitting a series of synchronized ultrasonic signals in predetermined timing from within the cavity; collecting echo data of the signals; analyzing the echo data to identify covariant components; extracting echo peaks from the identified covariant components; and... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090062648 - Automatic gain control in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Gain is adjusted automatically in ultrasound imaging. The average of signals regardless of type of reflector (e.g., tissue or fluid) is determined, such as from all data in a frame of data representing a scanned region. The gain is set based on the difference between the average and the target.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090062651 - 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

20090062649 - Scan conversion for ultrasonic imaging and apparatus using the same: A scan conversion method for ultrasonic imaging is disclosed. The method comprises a storage step for storing sample data derived from ultrasonic echo signals into a memory; a conversion step for performing conversion between target coordinate points in a display coordinate system and interpolation coordinate points in a sampling coordinate... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090062650 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: According to this invention, an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus is provided which generates a tomographic image of a subject site in a living body, including a region-of-interest setting section which sets a region-of-interest in the tomographic image, a data acquiring section which samples, from one piece of sound ray data within... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090062652 - Wirelessly chargeable and portable ultrasonic diagnostic device: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a portable ultrasonic diagnostic device to which electric energy can be transferred wirelessly. The device according to the present invention comprises: a wireless energy radiating part for converting an electrical energy into wireless energy to radiate the wireless energy therearound; a main body... Agent: Jones Day

20090062653 - Ultrasound system and method of forming ultrasound image: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and a method of forming an ultrasound image. The ultrasound system includes: a transmit/receive unit operable to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object and receive ultrasound echo signals to form receive signals based on the received ultrasound echo signals; a signal... Agent: Jones Day

20090062654 - Method and apparatus for automatic optimization of doppler imaging parameters: A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatic optimization of Doppler imaging parameters. The method includes obtaining and storing at least two characteristic spectral lines at a predetermined pulse repetition frequency. The method further includes optimizing at least one of the Doppler imaging parameters based on the stored at least... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090062656 - Backing material, ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic endoscope, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasonic endoscopic apparatus: A backing material for suppressing the surface temperature rise of an ultrasonic probe. This backing material is provided on a back face of at least one vibrator for transmitting and/or receiving ultrasonic waves in an ultrasonic probe, and includes: a backing base material containing a polymeric material; and a heat... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090062657 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an operating device for an operator to input an instruction, a probe for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, an image display device for displaying an ultrasonic image, and a processing device. The processing device controls driving the probe based on the instruction, generates the ultrasonic... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090062655 - Ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe is provided capable of eliminating difficulties in processing, increasing the directivity of ultrasonic waves, and obtaining a high-resolution diagnostic image. An ultrasonic probe 10 is configured to include a plurality of piezoelectric elements 1, an acoustic matching layer 2 provided on a front surface in the thickness... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090062660 - Examination and imaging of brain cognitive functions: A system and method for examining or imaging brain functions of a subject includes a light source and a light detector located on the exterior surface of the subject's head. The light source introduces transcranially optical radiation into the brain of a subject, and the light detector detects radiation that... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC

20090062659 - Medical device including scanned beam unit with operational control features: A method of controlling a medical device is provided. The method includes generating a beam of radiation using a radiation source assembly. The beam of radiation is directed toward a distal end of the medical device using an optical fiber. The beam of radiation is directed onto an area of... Agent: Christopher W. Elswick Thompson Hine LLP

20090062658 - Position tracking and control for a scanning assembly: A scanned beam imaging system including a radiation source configured to provide a beam of radiation, a movable element configured to direct the beam of radiation onto a scanned area, and a collector configured to receive radiation returned from the scanned area. The imaging system further includes a housing that... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090062661 - Sensor for measuring living body information and earphone having the same: A sensor for measuring living body information includes a light guide member for guiding a first light; a light extracting member, disposed adjacent to the light guide member, for outputting the first light guided by the light guide member to an exterior of the light guide member through contact with... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090062662 - Optical spectroscopic device for the identification of cervical cancer: A medical examination device used for the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue has an illumination source, a visualization unit, a contacting optical probe, a detector and a process unit. One embodiment of the apparatus includes both a non-contacting macroscopic viewing device (the visualization unit) for visualizing an interior surface... Agent: Elizabeth R. Hall

20090062666 - Arterial pressure-based, automatic determination of a cardiovascular parameter: One or more cardiovascular parameters is estimated as a function of the arterial pressure waveform, in particular, using at least one statistical moment of a discrete representation pressure waveform having an order greater than one. Arterial compliance, the exponential pressure decay constant, vascular resistance, cardiac output, and stroke volume are... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090062664 - Blood pressure measurement device: A blood pressure measurement device. The device comprises a measurement component for measuring blood pressure and a display component for displaying the blood pressure data measured. The display component is adapted to display simultaneously at least two sets of blood pressure measurement data measured at different date or time. Alternatively,... Agent: Fu Chung Yen

20090062663 - Non-invasive blood pressure monitor apparatus and system: A non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system is disclosed herein. The non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system includes a pressure cuff comprising a resistive portion and a conductive portion aligned with the resistive portion. The non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system also includes a controller operatively connected to the pressure cuff. The controller... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090062665 - Noninvasive method and apparatus for measuring blood pressure by determining a maximum frequency of spectral content of the second heart sound: Methods and apparatus for noninvasively estimating a blood pressure are provided. A bandpass filter is applied to a second heart sound (S2) component to generate a filtered S2 component. The bandpass filter has a lower cutoff frequency greater than a maximum frequency of the S2 component. The maximum frequency of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090062667 - Implantable systemic blood pressure measurement systems and methods: Implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring arterial blood pressure on a chronic basis are provided herein. A first signal indicative of electrical activity of a patient's heart, and a second signal indicative of mechanical activity of the patient's heart, are obtained using implanted electrodes and an implanted... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20090062668 - Blood pressure measurement cuff: A blood pressure measurement cuff, includes: a first bag, including a first surface; a second bag, housing the first bag, and including a second surface facing to the first surface; and a sheet, fixed to one of the first surface and the second surface, and capable of being bent with... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090062669 - Modular arterio-venous shunt device and methods for establishing hemodialytic angioaccess: The present invention provides an implantable modular AV shunt device, which is capable of monitoring and reporting its own patency, and which comprises a plurality of modular components that may be assembled and adjusted by the vascular surgeon during the implantation procedure, using well-known surgical techniques, in order to provide... Agent: Law Offices Of Grady L. White, LLC

20090062670 - Heart monitoring body patch and system: Provided is a diagnostic patch system for monitoring and storing patient information, which includes sensors, a data storage unit, and a transceiver. Each of the sensors is attached to a skin to detect a patient data. The data storage unit is configured to store stream of the detected patient data... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20090062671 - Periodic sampling of cardiac signals using an implantable monitoring device: In a method of diagnosing an atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter condition, a monitoring device implanted in a subject acquires strips of a subcutaneous ECG signal of a predetermined length. The strips are acquired at regular, periodic intervals, and the timing of when the strips are acquired is not triggered... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090062675 - Detection of the beginning of an apnea: The beginning of an apnea can be recognized reliably if a series of sample values describing the breathing noise of a patient are processed in block-wise manner, and if a fingerprint with a predetermined number of fingerprint coefficients describing a waveform of the sample values within a block is determined... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090062673 - Electro-pneumatic assembly for use in a respiratory measurement system: An electro-pneumatic assembly for use in a respiratory measurement system that includes a housing having a plurality of channels defined therein and a plurality of walls forming a cavity. The housing includes an upper face, a lower face, and a plurality of apertures defined in the lower face of the... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090062672 - Method of measuring an acoustic impedance of a respiratory system and diagnosing a respiratory disease or disorder or monitoring treatment of same: The present invention provides a method of measuring an acoustic impedance of a respiratory system. The method comprises selecting a frequency range for an acoustic wave, directing the acoustic wave into the respiratory system and receiving an acoustic wave from the respiratory system. The method also comprises determining the acoustic... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090062674 - Spirometry-based method for continuous monitoring of work of breathing and monitoring device thereof: A spirometry-based device for continuous monitoring of work of breathing (WOB) includes a flow sensor and a respiratory mechanics module connected with the flow sensor. The flow sensor may sample an airway gas flow and an airway pressure when a patient is in a state of inspiration. The respiratory mechanics... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090062680 - Artifact detection and correction system for electroencephalograph neurofeedback training methodology: The method for simultaneously and concurrently identifying and quantifying a wide variety of types of facial electromyographic (EMG) and eye movement electrooculargraphic (EOG) activity, which naturally contaminate electroencephalographic (EEG) waveforms in order to significantly improve the accuracy of the calculation in real-time of the amplitude and/or coherence of any brainwave... Agent: Thomas & Raring, P.C.

20090062679 - Categorizing perceptual stimuli by detecting subconcious responses: A perceptual stimulus categorization technique is presented which identifies the stimuli category of a perceptual stimulus that has been presented to a person whose brain activity is being monitored. This generally accomplished by first training a detection module to recognize the part of the brain activity generated in response to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP

20090062681 - Content based selection and meta tagging of advertisement breaks: A system evaluates stimulus materials such as videos, imagery, web pages, text, etc., in order to determine resonance and priming levels for various products and services at different temporal and spatial locations including advertisement breaks in the stimulus materials. The stimulus materials are tagged with resonance and priming level information... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090062678 - Method and apparatus for prediction and warning of hypoglycaemic attack: The present invention includes a method and device for warning of hypoglycaemic attacks, which is a big problem for especially diabetics, who are in insulin treatment. It is estimated that about 1 million people have a decreased quality of life as a result of hypoglycaemic attacks. The invention collects EEG... Agent: Robert M. O'keefe O'keefe, Egan & Peterman

20090062677 - Method of recording and saving of human soul for human immortality and installation for it: An Installation utilized the Method is comprising devices: micro video camera located at man head, microphone, computer (chip) for data processing, portable memory located at an person body and connected to the portable memory; portable recorder for writing of life film located at the man body and connected to the... Agent: Alexander Bolonkin

20090062676 - Phase and state dependent eeg and brain imaging: The present invention provides methods and devices for performing electroencephalographic (EEG) phase dependent brain imaging using evoked and event related potentials (EP, ERP) or other forms of brain imaging including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic encephalography (MEG). The methods and devices can be used for a variety of... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090062682 - Patient advisory device: A patient advisory device (“PAD”) and its methods of use. The PAD may be configured to alert the patient about an estimated brain state of the patient. In preferred embodiments, the PAD is adapted to alert the patient of the patient's brain state, which corresponds to the patient's propensity of... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn

20090062683 - Three-dimensional monitoring of myographic activity: A system comprising an electromyogram (EMG) system operative to sense electromyographic activity generated in a muscle, at least one position sensor, and a processor in communication with the EMG system and the at least one position sensor, the processor operative to process data of the EMG system and three-dimensional position... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20090062684 - Apparatus and method for a global model of hollow internal organs including the determination of cross-sectional areas and volume in internal hollow organs and wall properties: The present invention relates generally to medical measurement systems for evaluation of organ function and understanding symptom and pain mechanisms. This model takes into account a number of factors such as volume and properties of the fluid and the surrounding tissue. Particular emphasis is on a multifunctional probe that can... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090062685 - Electro-optical sensor for peripheral nerves: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is employed to examine the neuronal activity and vascular response of a peripheral nerve for research or clinical purposes. An embodiment for implementing this approach has: a nerve stimulator; a tissue spectrometer; a stimulation probe adapted to apply a stimulation from the nerve stimulator to a peripheral... Agent: Ronald I. Eisenstein

20090062686 - Physiological condition measuring device: A method may include providing an output comprising a presentation format to an end user. The output may be provided for user-based interaction. An interactive response from the end user may be measured in response to the presentation format of the output, where the interactive response may be indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090062687 - Systems, methods and products for diagnostic hearing assessments distributed via the use of a computer network: The systems, methods and associated devices performing diagnostic hearing tests which use a computer network to allow interaction between a test administration site and one or a plurality of remote patient sites. The test can be administered by an audiologist or clinician at a site remote from the patient, in... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090062688 - Method for processing of continuous pressure-related signals derivable from a human or animal body or body cavity: This invention describes methods for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. The major aspect of the invention relates to methods for obtaining new and improved information from said pressure signals. The analysis output of said method may be presented... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090062689 - System for processing of continuous pressure-related signals derivable from a human or animal body or body cavity: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves, a method for obtaining new and improved information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090062690 - Specimen collecting: A kit for collecting specimen includes a tubular member sized for placement in the vaginal canal, a sampling member configured for receipt within the tubular member, and a container of collection medium suitable for preserving and transporting human tissue cells and related tissue secretions. The tubular member has a wall... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090062691 - Specimen collecting: A device includes a tubular member sized for placement in the vaginal canal. The tubular member has a wall defining a longitudinal through-channel having a central axis, and an opening at a distal end oriented at an oblique angle to the central axis such that a first section of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090062694 - Internal nostril or nasal airway sizing gauge: Methods of sizing a nasal airway by using certain measurements of digits.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20090062692 - Laparoscopic instrument and method for distance measurements of body parts: A laparoscopic instrument includes an elongated barrel portion which mountably extends between operable parts for engagement with internal structures and organs of a subject patient, which are disposed at a first end of the barrel portion, and an actuating mechanism disposed at a second end of the barrel portion which... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090062693 - System for determining individual user anthropometric characteristics related to mattress preference: A measuring device to aid mattress selection has an upstanding frame with a plurality of vertically space-apart horizontal illuminated strips. A camera mounted in front of the frame takes front view and side view images of a person standing in front of the illuminated strips. These images are delivered to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090062695 - Apparatus for measuring and analyzing efforts exerted by the legs: The invention concerns methods and apparatus for measuring and analyzing leg effort. The apparatus includes a motorized treadmill secured to two superimposed upper and lower assemblies that are mounted in combination with measurement sensors. The apparatus may be used for analyzing the forces exerted while running, for example, by means... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090062696 - Abnormal motion detector and monitor: In an embodiment, a seizure monitor provides intelligent epilepsy seizure detection, monitoring, and alerting for epilepsy patients or people with seizures. In an embodiment, the seizure monitor may be a wearable, non-intrusive, passive monitoring device that does not require any insertion or ingestion into the human body. In an embodiment,... Agent: David Lewis

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