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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090112047 - Brachytherapy apparatus and method for use with minimally invasive surgeries of the lung: Brachytherapy treatment of a patient's lung tissue following resection is effected using a balloon applicator which is inserted, normally through the same opening used for the surgery, through the chest wall and into the cavity. The lung and chest openings are closed around the applicator and generally sealed around the... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090112046 - Brachytherapy apparatus and method using rotating radiation source: A brachytherapy applicator and method of use involve a source guide that assumes a desired curving, non-linear configuration when inserted into an inflated balloon of the applicator. A flexible source catheter follows the shape of the source guide when inserted into the balloon. Radiation dose received in various tissue areas... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090112048 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass through the tract per vias naturales and including a wireless-control component, (c) having one or more attachment protrusions positionable adjacent... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090112049 - Heart pump apparatus and method for beating heart surgery: Apparatus for assisting a surgeon in procedures involving the heart and methods of employing such apparatus are provided. The apparatus can include a pump, and a first fluid conduit having a distal end adapted to be inserted into the superior vena cava of a beating heart, a second fluid conduit... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090112050 - Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method: A transseptal cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The transseptal cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having proximal and distal portions with a lumen therebetween, a tip coupled to the distal portion of the flexible... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090112051 - Observer-based cancellation system for implantable hearing instruments: Provided is an implanted hearing instrument having reduced sensitivity to vibration. In this regard, the instrument differentiates between the desirable and undesirable signals within an implanted microphone response. In one arrangement, an observer identifies a current operating state of the implanted hearing instrument and one or more cancellation filters are... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090112052 - Implant inserted without bone anchors for treatment of urge incontinence: The present invention discloses an implant for placement in the retropubic space of a patient. Novel methods and assemblies for use in conjunction with the implant are also described, which include mechanical positioning of the sling, placement of a mechanical implant underneath the urethra or mechanical vibration (intermittent) under the... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090112053 - Blood vessel preparation and preservation kit: A vessel preparation and preservation kit supports a blood vessel during processing for use in bypass graft surgery. The device comprises a clamshell base having first and second trays latchable in a closed condition and pivotable to an open condition. The first tray has a series of open slots on... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Attn: Gael Diane Tisack

20090112054 - Device to lubricate a penis or medical apparatus: A device to lubricate a penis or medical instrument before insertion into the human body or orifice is disclosed. The device can be made from a ring that is covered with one or more membranes and contains lubricating material within the interior volume defined by the ring and the membrane(s).... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090112055 - Sleeves configured to facilitate release of nitric oxide: The present disclosure relates to sleeves that are configured to facilitate release of nitric oxide.... Agent: Searete LLC

20090112057 - Anti-fogging and cleaning apparatus for medical scopes: An apparatus and method for warming a medical scope to a temperature at or near body temperature in order to prevent fogging and remove debris. A system for warming medical scopes and a variety of other medical items is to be used in conjunction with a liquid warming device for... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090112056 - Control assembly: A control assembly for manipulating the movement of an endoscopic instrument includes an endoscopic instrument mounting arrangement adapted to receive an endoscopic instrument, three driving arrangements, and three independent control elements. The mounting arrangement offers only three independent degrees of freedom of movement of an endoscopic instrument received by the... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090112058 - Body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus includes a plurality of function executing units each of which executes a predetermined function; a power source that supplies an electric power to each of the function executing units; an electric power storing unit that is connected to the power source and temporarily stores a redundancy of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090112059 - Apparatus and methods for closing a gastrotomy: A surgical instrument for forming a gastrotomy. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument may comprise a hollow tip for attachment to a distal end of a tubular member such as an endoscope. In other embodiments, the hollow tip is integrally formed on the distal end of the endoscope. The hollow... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090112060 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a first medical device, a second medical device, an integrated inputting device, and an integrated control device. The first medical device includes an insertion portion having a bending portion that is bent by a first driving portion and a first control device controlling the first driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090112061 - Endoscope capable of varying field of vision: An endoscope system capable of observing a front view and a side view simultaneously is provided by employing a beam splitter, a first shutter and a second shutter. A front view in a longitudinal direction can be observed when the first shutter is open such that light beams pass through... Agent: James C. Wray

20090112062 - Detachable distal overtube section and methods for forming a sealable opening in the wall of an organ: An overtube for use with an endoscopic surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the overtube may comprise a hollow tubular member that has an implantable tip detachably affixed to a distal end thereof. The implantable tip may have at least one retention member formed thereon to retain the tip within an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090112064 - Endoscopic lubricating and gripping device: A non-invasive device for lubricating and facilitating the insertion and removal of an endoscope into a body cavity. In one embodiment, the device consists of an annular outer tube having an inner diameter sized to permit sliding of an endoscope there through. The outer surface of the outer tube may... Agent: William C. Cahill

20090112063 - Endoscopic overtubes: An overtube for use with an endoscopic surgical instrument. In various embodiments, the overtube may comprise a substantially flexible helically wound continuous member forming a series of helical coils that define a hollow passage sized to receive a portion of the endoscopic surgical instrument therethrough. The coils may be configured... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090112065 - Air shield for videoscope imagers: An air shield for a videoscope imager to prevent obscuring of the optical input by body liquids and tissue particles. The imager is extended through a tube carrying a pressurized gas so that when the gas escapes from the end of the tube, it generates an air stream envelope around... Agent: Handley Law Firm, PLLC Roger N. Chauza, PC

20090112066 - Endoscope flexible tube and its manufacturing method: An endoscope flexible tube comprises: a tubular structure having flexibility; and a shell layer on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular structure, wherein the shell layer has a two-layer structure including a rigid resin layer of a rigid resin and a soft resin layer of a soft resin, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090112067 - Multifunctional medical examination instrument: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a medical instrument used for conducting eye, ear, mouth examinations of a patient. The instrument is connectable with a remote power supply. In an exemplified embodiment, instrument comprises an elongated, rigid body defining a first end and a second end, a light emitting member... Agent: Timothy H. Van Dyke Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.

20090112068 - Blade insert illuminator: An air gap retractor illumination system includes any suitable retractor such as a McCulloch with a channel in the blade to accommodate an air gap illuminator. The illuminator is preferably made from a suitable light conducting plastic material such as acrylic or polycarbonate or silicone. The illuminator has active portions... Agent: Crockett & Crockett

20090112070 - Telemedicine device and system: The present invention is provided a telemedicine device and system, and the telemedicine device and system comprise at least a computer system and a channel-selecting device, wherein the computer system can connect with the internet and have at least one expanded module to connect with a plurality of periphery devices.... Agent: David I. Roche Baker & Mckenzie LLP

20090112069 - Trend prediction device: A trend prediction device that is versatile and capable of improving the accuracy of predicting a trend in a user's physical condition is provided. The trend prediction device includes: a sensor-data converter configured to convert sensor data detected by a sleep sensor into a sleep-related parameter for making a physical-data-trend... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20090112071 - Noninvasive physiological analysis using excitation-sensor modules and related devices and methods: Methods and apparatus for qualifying and quantifying excitation-dependent physiological information extracted from wearable sensors in the midst of interference from unwanted sources are provided. An organism is interrogated with at least one excitation energy, energy response signals from two or more distinct physiological regions are sensed, and these signals are... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090112072 - System that displays both vital sign information and entertainment content on a common video monitor: A system for monitoring a patient's vital signs that includes: (1) a body-worn sensor unit containing a processor programmed to determine blood pressure information from the monitored vital signs and transmit that information via a wireless transceiver; (2) a monitor; and (3) a video display component. The monitor includes a... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20090112074 - Method for measuring blood oxygen content under low perfusion: A method for measuring blood oxygen content under low perfusion, which is used in a device for measuring blood oxygen content, includes the steps of: initializing the device that is applied with power, collecting and processing data with a driving circuit of light emitting device, a bias circuit, a gain... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090112073 - Pulse oximeter probe-off detector: A processor provides signal quality based limits to a signal strength operating region of a pulse oximeter. These limits are superimposed on the typical gain dependent signal strength limits. If a sensor signal appears physiologically generated, the pulse oximeter is allowed to operate with minimal signal strength, maximizing low perfusion... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090112075 - Selectively permeable coated membrane: There is provided a selectively permeable biointerface membrane, permitting selective diffusion of analyte therethrough, for use in an analyte sensor comprising a nanoporous substrate and a coating, on the nanoporous substrate, comprising a plurality of polymer chains whereby each polymer chain is attached at one chain end thereof to a... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090112076 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090112077 - Contoured electrode: A contoured bioelectrical signal electrode and a sensor headset are disclosed. A contoured bioelectrical signal electrode that also includes a conductive fabric is also disclosed.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090112078 - Embeded advanced force responsive detection platform for monitoring onfield logistics to physiological change: A wearable outfit comprising nano-sensors for continuous physiological condition and body temperature monitoring configured with load cells and strain gages for monitoring and measuring the degree of force impacted on an athlete during a hit or collision in a sporting event such as a football game, the strain gages are... Agent: Joseph A. Tabe

20090112079 - Textile-based electrode: Textile-based electrodes include a fabric portion having stretch-recovery non-conductive yarns and an electrically conductive region having stretch-recovery electrically conductive yarn filaments. The electrodes can further include float yarns and can be configured in a textured or ribbed construction. When incorporated into a garment, the electrodes can be used to monitor... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090112080 - System for measuring electric signals: A system for determining if signals present at bioelectric sensors derive from an intended source or from different, localized sources or artifacts includes a first sensor placed to detect the electric potential of interest and generate a first electric signal possibly representative of the electric potential of interest and a... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20090112081 - Methods for fat quantification with correction for noise bias: Methods are disclosed for calculating a fat fraction corrected for noise bias of one or more voxels of interest using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. A plurality of image data sets are obtained each corresponding to NMR k-space data acquired using a pulse sequence with an individual associated echo... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090112082 - Imaging device for mri-guided medical interventional systems: An MRI-guided interventional system includes a head support apparatus for engaging and securing the head of a patient, and a targeting frame configured to be secured to the body of a patient. The targeting frame includes a cooperating targeting cannula that is configured to guide placement of an interventional device... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090112083 - Method and system for correlating tomographically controlled interventional procedures with patient position in the respiratory cycle: In a method and an imaging system for implementing a CT-assisted or MRT-assisted minimally-invasive interventional procedure at an anatomical location inside the body of a patient, the inspiratory or respiratory position of the patient within the respiratory cycle of the patient is continuously detected and a measurement value, identifying a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090112084 - Mri-guided medical interventional systems and methods: An MRI-guided interventional system for use with a body of patient and an interventional device includes a base and a targeting cannula. The base is configured to be secured to the body of the patient. The targeting cannula has an elongate guide bore extending axially therethrough and an inlet and... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090112085 - Preoperative localization wire: The present invention discloses a novel preoperative localization wire. The localization wire comprises a J-shaped end; a branch point proximal to the J-shaped end, wherein a barb is attached to the wire at the branch point; and a locking device distal to the J-shaped end. The localization wire is resilient,... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090112086 - Prostate imaging: A device for registering prostate images, the device comprises an elongate element suitable for insertion into a body passageway, the elongate element comprising at least one marker readable by an ultrasound probe and at least one marker readable by a gamma camera.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090112087 - Universal adapter for a syringe plunger: The invention relates to an adapter for a syringe plunger. The adapter of some embodiments may include a first side adapted to interface with a syringe plunger and an opposing a second side adapted to interface with a drive ram of a medical fluid injector. The adapter may include a... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090112088 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, image data generating apparatus, ultrasonic diagnostic method and image data generating method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a displacement measuring unit, a motor information measuring unit, a comparison parameter calculation unit and a parameter image data generating unit. The displacement measuring unit two-dimensionally measures displacements of a myocardial tissue in pieces of ultrasonic image data adjacent in time direction. The motor information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090112089 - System and method for measuring bladder wall thickness and presenting a bladder virtual image: An ultrasound transceiver scans a bladder in a three dimensional array to measure the thickness and surface area of the bladder to determine bladder mass. The bladder wall thickness and masses may be determined for anterior, posterior, and lateral locations of the bladder.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090112090 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: There is provided an ultrasonic imaging apparatus capable of optimizing parameters in frequency compound imaging. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an optimal parameter calculation unit that calculates optimal values of processing parameters in the frequency compound imaging, and the optimal parameter calculation unit outputs a result that satisfies c1√σ1=c2√σ2= .... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090112092 - Apparatus and method of estimating and compensating a motion in forming a synthetic image: The present invention relates to an apparatus for estimating and compensating a motion in forming an ultrasound synthetic image. The apparatus includes a transmit/receive control unit, an auto correlation unit and an image motion estimation and compensation unit. The transmit/receive control unit may set a plurality of scan lines, define... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090112094 - Phased apply ultrasound with electronically controlled focal point for assessing bone quality via acoustic topology and wave transmit functions: A surface topology map technique and apparatus are disclosed for determining calcaneus thickness for imaging quantitative ultrasound measurements; improving measurement accuracy, particularly in in vivo applications.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090112091 - Portable ultrasound imaging data: A portable ultrasound imaging system includes a scan head coupled by a cable to a portable battery-powered data processor and display unit. The scan head enclosure houses an array of ultrasonic transducers and the circuitry associated therewith, including pulse synchronizer circuitry used in the transmit mode for transmission of ultrasonic... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090112093 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and method for forming scan line data: There is provided an ultrasound diagnostic device including receiving data a transmission lines between scan line data forming units and channels and a method of forming scan line data. The ultrasound diagnostic device includes a plurality of channels for providing receiving data and a scan line data forming unit including... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090112096 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: A system and method is disclosed that examines Doppler spectrum signals output by an ultrasound system when measuring blood flow velocity to determine a proper Doppler gain and to suppress noise manifest in the Doppler spectrum. Noise present in the Doppler spectrum is examined and used as a criterion for... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20090112095 - Ultrasound imaging system with pixel oriented processing: An ultrasound imaging system with pixel oriented processing is provided in which an acoustic signal is generated, echoes from the acoustic signal are received at a plurality of receiving elements to obtain echo signals that are then stored, a given pixel is mapped into a region of the stored signals,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090112097 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus and ultrasound imaging method: An ultrasound imaging apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit for emitting ultrasound waves to a subject administered with a contrast agent and for obtaining a B-mode image of the subject; an image memory unit for storing a plurality of B-mode images, obtained by emitting ultrasound waves to the subject at... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090112098 - Thin-profile therapeutic ultrasound applicators: An ultrasound therapy probe including a thin-profile therapy head for implementing therapeutic procedures in confined spaces. The thin-profile is achieved by incorporating a cooling fluid channel about a periphery of at least a portion of the housing. A therapy transducer is disposed in an inner volume of the housing, and... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090112099 - Ultrasonic probe, charger, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic system: An ultrasonic probe that can be efficiently charged in a short time, a charger and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, as well as an ultrasonic diagnostic system that uses them are provided by the present invention, which comprises a detector for detecting whether or not an ultrasonic probe having a rechargeable... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090112100 - Biological information collecting device and method for controlling the same: To enable the user to see if the field of view of an infrared sensor faces an eardrum direction. A biological information collecting device (100) includes: an infrared sensor (108) for sensing the infrared radiation emitted from inside an acoustic foramen (200); an acoustic wave output section (152) that is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090112101 - Method, apparatus, and article to facilitate evaluation of objects using electromagnetic energy: Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of goods and articles. Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of media, for example financial instruments, identity documents, legal documents, medical documents, financial transaction cards, and/or other media, fluids for example lubricants, fuels, coolants,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090112102 - Therapy device with a time-variable blood regulation: A therapy device having a blood pressure device and a regulating device for a time-variable regulation of the blood pressure, which decides, during a therapy procedure, dependent on detected blood pressure value, whether the blood regulation is continued with hypothetical or with real blood pressure values. The regulating device processes... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090112103 - Wireless pressure sensing shunts: Devices and methods useful for sensing or measuring a pressure and remotely indicating or communicating that pressure are provided. The devices and methods have particular utility in sensing pressures in implantable medical devices and more particularly in hydrocephalus shunts. In one exemplary embodiment, an implantable valve can include a housing... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090112104 - Blood pressure calculation method for non-invasive blood pressure measurement apparatus: A method of calculating a blood pressure, includes: providing a non-invasive blood pressure measurement apparatus which includes a cuff being inflatable and deflatable and adapted to be fitted on a part of a living body and in which a plurality of calculation methods each of which has priority in accordance... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20090112107 - Combining to a singularity plural-anatomical-site, heart-functionality measurements: Combining, to a singularity, from a plurality of anatomical sites, and over a plurality of heart cycles a collection of selected heart-functionality parameter measurements, such as EMAT, LVST, PADT, and AAFT measurements, including (a) collecting ECG and heart-sound data from plural anatomical sites, (b) computer processing such data to acquire... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20090112105 - Portable electrocardiogram: An apparatus for measuring cardiac electrical activity of a patient includes: a malleable pad, a first electrocardiogram electrode, and a ground electrode. The pad includes: a right handle for grasping with the patient's right hand, the right handle including an electrocardiogram electrode; a left handle for grasping with the patient's... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20090112106 - Signal analysis of cardiac and other patient medical signals: A system and method provide detecting and monitoring cardiac electrophysiological changes by determining differences between a reference signal representing a heartbeat signal and an analysis signal representing another heartbeat signal. A set of signal data consisting of a number of heartbeat signals is acquired as a function of time. Individual... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090112108 - Q-onset ventricular depolarization detection in the presence of a pacemaker: A method utilizing computer processing for detecting, within a cardiac cycle, the earliest onset of global, Q-onset, ventricular depolarization in the presence of an operating pacemaker. The method, in general terms, features (a) gathering a plurality of ECG-obtained QRS heart-cycles waveforms, (b) identifying and categorizing of evidences and specific timings... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20090112109 - Reconstruction of geometry of a body component and analysis of spatial distribution of electrophysiological values: An apparatus, system, and/or method for the reconstruction of geometry of a body component and analysis of spatial distribution of electrophysiological values. The shape of the body component is reconstructed based on coordinates associated with data points (e.g., electrophysiological values). The data points are interpolated to form a value distribution... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090112110 - System for cardiac medical condition detection and characterization: A system and method provides monitoring for atrial fibrillation. A data acquisition processor acquires a cardiac signal data stream from a patient and a wave detector detects an R-wave in a cardiac signal of the data stream. A T-wave in the cardiac signal occurring after the detected R-wave and a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090112111 - Heart rate meter and method for removing noise of heart beat waveform: A heart rate meter for measuring the heart rate of a living body includes a heart rate variation detecting unit 5 for measuring the variation of the heart rate determined from a heart beat waveform, and a heart rate error detecting and correcting unit 6 for detecting an error of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090112112 - Folder-type portable electrocardiogram monitor: A portable electrocardiogram monitor includes: an upper housing and a lower housing coupled to each other via a hinge; and a positive electrode formed on lateral sides of the upper and lower housings, which are disposed opposite sides centering on the hinge.... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090112113 - Method and apparatus for determining ejection fraction: A method is provided for determining ejection fraction. The method includes: measuring a physiologic signal indicative of blood pressure; analyzing the physiologic signal at more than one time instance so as to extract information present in its temporal variations; and determining ejection fraction based in part on the extracted information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090112114 - Method and system for self-monitoring of environment-related respiratory ailments: Methods and systems for continual self-monitoring of respiratory health and components for use therewith. The present methods and systems and their related components improve the standard of core in respiratory health self-monitoring by providing continual and unobtrusive monitoring that accounts for environmental, physiological and patient background information, and is capable... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090112115 - Apparatus for detecting human's breathing: An apparatus applied to detect the human breath gas, including a substrate which carries a circuit module, a CNT-based (carbon nanotube) gas sensing element, a wireless transmission/receiver module, and a power supplier, etc. and a clamp structure that could be clamped on the columella between the nostrils. The detectable gas... Agent: Jung-tang Huang

20090112116 - System and method for discrimination of central and obstructive disordered breathing events: Disordered breathing events may be classified as central, obstructive or a combination of central an obstructive in origin based on patient motion associated with respiratory effort. Central disordered breathing is associated with disrupted respiration with reduced respiratory effort. Obstructive disordered breathing is associated with disrupted respiration accompanied by respiratory effort.... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090112117 - Electrophysiological assessment of the integrity of cerebral vasculature: The present invention discloses a method for monitoring the blood flow in the cerebral vasculature of a subject. The method includes measuring the electrophysiological activity of different regions in the brain in the excited or unexcited state. The measured electrophysiological activity of each region is then compared with the baseline... Agent: Lester H. Birnbaum

20090112118 - Biopsy device with fluid delivery to tissue specimens: The invention is directed to a system and method for separating and collecting one or more tissue specimens from a target site within a patient and flushing the specimen to remove blood, debris and the like before the specimen is removed from the biopsy device. The flow of flushing fluid... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Patent Attorney

20090112119 - Rotating biopsy device and biopsy robot: Embodiments of a needle biopsy device having a rotating needle mechanism to automatically cut sample tissue that can be operated remotely. A portable small biopsy robot can improve biopsy accuracy, reduce the pain and complications, and shorten the duration of the total biopsy time by using an automatic needle rotating... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090112120 - Drug screening and molecular diagnostic test for early detection of colorectal cancer: reagents, methods, and kits thereof: A novel approach to the early detection of colorectal cancer (“CRC”), using a molecular diagnostic test to evaluate grossly normal-appearing colonic tissue for the early detection of colorectal cancer is disclosed. Such grossly normal-appearing colonic mucosal cells may be collected from non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. The use of novel... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090112121 - Bleeding apparatus: A bleeding apparatus includes a first stimulating component for pressing an examinee at a first simulating point so as to induce sense perception, and a second stimulating component for pressing the examinee at a second simulating point so as to induce sense perception. A distance between the first stimulating component... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090112122 - Bleeding apparatus: A bleeding apparatus includes a stimulating component for stimulating an examinee on a first region, and a bleeding component for bleeding the examinee on a second region. The second region is adjacent to a boundary of the first region.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090112125 - Integrated blood sampling and testing device and method of use thereof: The present invention discloses an integrated sampling and testing device for sampling and testing blood from a human finger which comprises clamping means for temporarily clamping a finger below the tip of said finger, a lancet for piercing said finger tip while said finger is held by said clamping means... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090112124 - Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue: A skin penetrating system is provided with a drive force generator and a disposable housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable housing member. Each penetrating member is coupled to the drive force generator. A plurality of analyte detecting members are each associated with a penetrating... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090112123 - Method for penetrating tissue: A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090112128 - Multi-stranded trackable guidewire: A trackable guidewire is presented. The guidewire includes a plurality of wires arranged in a predetermined pattern to form a body of the guidewire, where the plurality of wires is configured to simultaneously provide electrical conductivity of signals and mechanical strength. A guidewire assembly is also presented, where the guidewire... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090112127 - Nitinol guidewire: A medical guidewire (1) suitable for advancement through a vasculature comprises a core element (2) extending along the length of the guidewire (1), a first coil (6), and a distal end cap (7). The core element (2) comprises a proximal portion (3), an intermediate portion (4), and a distal portion... Agent: Sughrue Mion-abbott Labs

20090112126 - Stepped guidewire with shim: A medical guidewire (1) suitable for advancement through a vasculature comprises a core element (2), a collar element (3), a distal outer element (4), a proximal outer element (5), and a distal end cap (6). The collar element (3) is fixedly attached to the core element (2) proximally of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion-abbott Labs

20090112129 - Anti-pooling vest for patients undergoing hemodialysis and in critical care: An anti-pooling vest to be worn by a patient undergoing a hemodialysis procedure is disclosed for inhibiting intradialytic hypotensive symptoms in the patient during the course of hemodialysis treatment. The anti-pooling vest includes an inflatable bladder for applying a compressive pressure on the internal organs within the abdomen of the... Agent: Weitzman Law Offices, LLC

20090112130 - Devices, systems, and methods for measurement and evaluation of tissue structures, such as breasts: Devices, systems, and methods measure and evaluate breasts or other exterior tissue structures in connection with contemplated surgery, such as augmentation, revision, or reconstruction, by mechanically and/or electronically forming a three-dimensional replication of the topography of the tissue structure prior to surgery to serve as a guide for the selection... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090105518 - Point of care radioactive material stranding system: A point-of-care seed stranding device for automating assembly of brachytherapy seed strands for implantation in patients. The device includes a number of features to reduce the potential for mistakes by the user, as well as to reduce the potential for damaging the radioactive seeds during the stranding process. Tactile feedback... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090105519 - Magnetic therapy device: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to one example embodiment, an apparatus may include a motor, a rechargeable battery, a plurality of visual indicators, and a microprocessor. The motor may be configured to spin a disk upon which is mounted a plurality of magnets. The rechargeable battery may be configured... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090105520 - Magnetic therapy device: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to one example embodiment, a magnetic therapy device may include a power source, a motor, a tachometer, and a microprocessor. The power source may be configured to supply power to the motor. The motor may be configured to control a disk upon which is... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090105521 - Systems and methods for assessing and treating medical conditions related to the central nervous system and for enhancing cognitive functions: Systems and methods for diagnosing and treating various brain-related conditions, and/or for modifying at least one of cognitive, behavioral, or affective functions or skills in individuals. The method of diagnosing and treating a brain-related condition includes the steps of: (i) identifying at least a brain region associated with the brain-related... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090105522 - Electric circuit, having transformer which can function as a buffer inductor, and magnetic stimulator therewith: The present invention relates to an electric circuit having a transformer capable of functioning as a buffer inductor, and a magnetic stimulator using the transformer. The electric circuit of the present invention includes a power supply unit, and rectification means for rectifying current from the power supply unit. A transformer... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090105523 - Systems and methods for compliance monitoring: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining compliance for a treatment device powered by an energy storage device by determining an average power consumption of the treatment device and a power capacity of the energy storage device; determining a start time and a stop time for using the energy storage... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090105524 - Device for inducing better sleep: A device for inducing better sleep embedded with music having a tempo of about sixty to about eighty beats-per-minute. Listening to music with a tempo of approximately 60 to approximately 80 beats-per-minute results in significantly better sleep quality, better perceived sleep quality, longer sleep duration and greater sleep efficiency. Embodiments... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090105525 - Environment-affecting meditation tool systems: Environment-affecting meditation systems and environment-affecting meditation tools based on combinations of sacred objects. Further, the meditation tools provide for specific arrangements of such tools environments conducive for user meditation. Also, this invention makes available such meditation tools and related spiritual teachings for sale via ecommerce means and by deployment to... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group

20090105527 - Method of treating benign hypertrophy of the prostate: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a patient with benign hypertrophy of the prostate, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device that is moveable from a first, introduction configuration to a second, implanted configuration and attenuating a pressure change within the bladder by reversibly changing the volume of the attenuation device... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090105526 - Surgical procedure for correcting cystocele and rectocele: s

20090105529 - Sex toy using internal reciprocating weights:

20090105528 - Sexual stimulation aid: A sexual stimulation aid with a phallus-shaped portion for insertion into a human cavity capable of receiving sexual pleasure. The phallus-shaped portion has a engaging surface engagable with a chin of a wearer such that the phallus-shaped portion extends in a direction generally forwardly and outwardly of the chin. A... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC

20090105530 - Corrugated inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder: An inflatable penile prosthesis of the present invention includes a cylinder that has an external wall that defines a pressure chamber. That external wall preferably incorporates a number of corrugations that extend in a longitudinal direction of the cylinder. In a preferred embodiment, the external wall of the cylinder is... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090105531 - Disintegrating digestive tract interaction system: Systems and methods are described for configuring several modules each individually small enough to pass through a digestive tract; and a tether or other means for releasably configuring at least the several modules in a group. Such a tether may (directly or indirectly) couple some of the modules via at... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090105532 - In vivo imaging device and method of manufacturing thereof: A method of manufacturing an in vivo imaging device comprising the steps of: coating an electrical component with a scaffold micro-structure; assembling the micro-structure on a circuit board; and encapsulating the circuit board in a swallowable capsule.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090105533 - Clipping instrument for an endoscopic surgical device: A clipping instrument for an endoscope is provided. The clipping instrument includes a flexible sheath, an operation wire, at least one detachable clip assembly, including a pair of openable and closable clipping arms and a fastening ring, the clipping arms being configured to be projected forward to open and to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090105535 - Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090105536 - Endoscope treatment system: An endoscope treatment system includes: an advancing and retracing device which electromotively advances and retracts a treatment instrument insertion portion of a treatment instrument to be introduced in a treatment instrument insertion channel through a treatment instrument opening opened at a mouth ring portion of an endoscope; and a connecting... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090105534 - Endoscopic treatment instrument: A treatment device for an endoscope has a tubular sheath portion having an inlet opening at the proximal end thereof and a long treatment device body provided with a basket at the distal end thereof, wherein the treatment device body is advanceably/retreatably inserted into the sheath portion through the inlet... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090105537 - Device, system and method for in-vivo examination: A device, a system and a method for in-vivo examination. A method for in-vivo examination includes substantially emptying a subject's colon from content, and inserting an autonomous in-vivo imaging device into the subject's gastrointestinal tract. An in-vivo examination kit includes an autonomous in-vivo imaging device, a wireless receiver, an antenna... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090105538 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system includes a catheter having a camera module, a wall mounted unit including an LCD screen, and a control box that processes video images captured by the camera module and output video signals to the LCD screen to display the captured video images.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090105539 - Endoscope cap with aperture: An end cap for an endoscope. The end cap is configured to allow the endoscope to be introduced into a patient body by a short-wire type of operation.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090105540 - Endoscope control apparatus: An endoscope control apparatus of the invention includes: a first connector receiving portion and a second connector receiving portion, to and from which an endoscope is attachable and detachable; a connection detection portion for detecting a connecting state of the endoscope in the first connector receiving portion and the second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090105541 - Endoscopic capsule: An endoscopy capsule contains an induction coil that is elongated along a longitudinal axis thereof, the endoscopy coil supplying power to components within the endoscopy capsule. A magnetic element in the endoscopy capsule has a magnetic dipole moment and interacts with an external magnetic field to navigate the endoscopy capsule... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090105542 - Endoscope and method of manufacturing insertion section of endoscope: A bending pipe (52) of a bending portion of an endoscope includes a plurality of node rings (62) each formed into a ring-like shape and arranged in an axial direction of an insertion section in a juxtaposed state, and connection parts (64) for connecting the node rings to each other... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090105543 - Endoscope lens cleaner: A device for cleaning a lens of an endoscope inside a patient during a surgical procedure may include a cannula having a proximal end, a distal end and an opening, and an expandable member coupled with the cannula such that when fluid is introduced into the expandable member, it expands... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090105544 - Imaging apparatus and endoscope system: An imaging apparatus is provided and includes: an imaging section that repeatedly takes an image of a subject to obtain a plurality of subject images; a contrast calculating section that calculates a contrast of the image with respect to each of the plurality of subject images; a time trigger generating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090105545 - Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of a medical device: An apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of a medical device through an incision so as to promote soft tissue ingrowth into a biocompatible porous layer, e. g, titanium, carried on the periphery of the medical device. The method utilizes an incision (either percutaneous or subcutaneous) which is intentionally... Agent: Arthur Freilich Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen

20090105546 - Surgical access system and method of using the same: A method of thermally treating tissue during a surgical procedure where a surgical access device, including a body member having walls with at least one conduit therein, is inserted into the patient. A chilled fluid is circulated through the at least one conduit such that the tissue that is located... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090105547 - Adjustable retractor blade: An adjustable retractor blade may include a vertical blade portion integrated with an adjustable attachment portion, which is used to attach the blade to a support arm or frame. The adjustable portion is compatible with existing retractor support arms or frames and allows the vertical blade's position within the body... Agent: Crockett & Crockett

20090105554 - Advanced patient management for identifying, displaying and assisting with correlating health-related data: Systems, devices and methods for identifying, displaying and assisting in correlating health-related data. One aspect is a programmable device having machine executable instructions for performing a method for use in correlating data to manage a patient's health. In various embodiments, data related to the patient's health is acquired. The acquired... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090105551 - Device and process for the output of medical data: A device is provided for the output of medical data with an output device (1) for the output of medical data in a first output mode or in a second output mode different therefrom. The device includes a detection device (3, 4) for detecting an ambient parameter and an automatic... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090105553 - Electronic input device with piezoelectric sensor: An electronic input device with piezoelectric sensor is provided, the electronic input device includes a housing, a piezoelectric sensing layer provided on the surface of the housing, an electrode plate provided and served to cover on top of the piezoelectric sensing layer. When a user's skin is in contact with... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090105552 - Health information collecting apparatus, management apparatus, health information collecting system, and method for collecting health information: The health information collecting apparatus according to the present invention includes: a clock unit configured to oscillate a clock; a counting unit configured to count the clock oscillated by the clock unit; an obtainment unit configured to obtain the health information from the measuring device; a holding unit configured to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090105548 - In-ear biometrics: There is provided according to an embodiment of the present a biometric tracking Apparatus for use with a digital device, said apparatus comprising: a headphone including a sensor wherein said sensor is configured to produce a data signal that is indicative of one or more biometric parameters; an input configured... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090105550 - System and method for providing a health score for a patient: A system and method for providing an indicator of a patient's health. The system may include a data module receiving data relating to a patient's health, the data including subjective data, a conversion module generating an output from the data, the output representing the patient's health, and a display module... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090105549 - Wireless telecommunications system adaptable for patient monitoring: A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090105560 - Lifestyle and eating advisor based on physiological and biological rhythm monitoring: A computerized system for scheduling at least one daily activity of a user. One or more sensors are attached to the body of the user which monitor one or more physiological parameters of the body Physiological data is produced representative of the one or more physiological parameters during a time... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis, PC

20090105556 - Measurement of physiological signals: A system includes an optical sensor and a signal processing module. The optical sensor is configured to be positioned on an area of skin of a patient. The optical sensor includes a light source for illuminating a capillary bed in the area of skin and a photodetector. The photodetector is... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090105559 - Method and device for automatically determining heart valve damage: A method and device for automatically detecting heart valve damage for four heart valves are proposed. The automatic determination method makes use of three or more heart tone microphones to simultaneously record heart tones of a patient's heart, and then separates the heart tones into four heart tone signals of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090105555 - Non-invasive monitoring of physiological measurements in a distributed health care environment: A system for determining physiological characteristics.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090105558 - Portable autonomous multi-sensory intervention device: A portable sensory intervention system for a patient in need thereof is provided, which comprises:(a) a soft device to be held by the patient comprising one or more stimulation units which are: (i) a speaker inside the device coupled to means for generating a sound; (ii) a light source visible... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Ian C. Mcleod, P.C.

20090105557 - System having wireless implantable sensor: A system for monitoring a charge-based physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body, and a sensor adapted to be implanted in the living body and an organ therein. The sensor includes sensing elements adapted to sense the charge-based physiological parameter within the organ, and the sensing elements... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090105561 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass through the tract per vias naturales and including a wireless-control component, (c) having one or more attachment protrusions positionable adjacent... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090105563 - Biosensor and component concentration measuring apparatus: An object of the invention is to provide a component concentration measuring apparatus by blood sampling by laser perforating, capable of preventing leak of an abnormal odor generated during laser perforating, and improving user's convenience. In a component concentration measuring apparatus of the invention, a slide sheet 6 in which... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090105562 - System and methods for screening or analyzing targets: The present invention relates to the system and methods for screening or analyzing targets.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090105564 - Living body component measuring apparatus capable of precisely and non-invasively measuring living body component: A living body component measuring apparatus emits light of a first wavelength being specific to a measuring target component from a light emitting unit (11) onto a measured body (30), receives through a filter (15A, 15B) at a light receiving unit (17) the light of the first wavelength being the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090105565 - Optical device components: Embodiments of the invention relate to an apparatus including a light source to generate a plurality of light beams with each of the plurality of light beams having a different wavelength range. The apparatus also includes a light funnel to direct the plurality of light beams to the target area,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090105566 - Method for establishing a telecommunications system for patient monitoring: A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090105567 - Wireless telecommunications network adaptable for patient monitoring: A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090105568 - Assessing measures of glycemic variability: Methods, devices and systems for receiving an instruction to determine a glycemic variation level, retrieving a stored metric for determining the glycemic variation level, retrieving one or more parameters associated with the retrieved metric analysis, determining the glycemic variation level based on the retrieved one or more parameters for the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105570 - Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for performing a discrete glucose testing and bolus dosage determination including a glucose meter with bolus calculation function are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105569 - Introducer assembly and methods of use: Method and apparatus for inserting at least a portion of a sensor into a patient is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105573 - Medical device for predicting a user's future glycemic state: A medical device for predicting a user's future glycemic state includes a memory module, a processor module and a user alert module. The memory module is configured to receive and store a plurality of glucose concentrations as a function of time that were generated by a user's use of a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105571 - Method and system for providing data communication in data management systems: Method and apparatus for providing efficient power management in a data transmitter unit of a data monitoring and management system including a current to frequency conversion unit is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105572 - Method for predicting a user's future glycemic state: A method for predicting a user's future glycemic state includes measuring a user's glucose concentration at intervals over a time duration, thereby generating a plurality of glucose concentrations as a function of time. First and second glucose prediction equations that are fits to the plurality of glucose concentrations based on... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105575 - Bio-sensing system, micro-sensing element and manufacturing method thereof: A micro-sensing element includes a substrate, a micro-sensing structure and a covering material. The micro-sensing structure has a plurality of conductive channels disposed on the substrate. Each conductive channel includes a sensing part, a conductive wire and an electrode. The sensing part is electrically connected with the electrode through the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090105574 - Magnetic electrode device and an electrocardiograph detecting method thereof: A magnetic electrode device and it further provides a method of CEG detection and record by the use of the said electrode device.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090105576 - Electrode conductive element: An apparatus and technique for sensing biopotential signals wherein a conductive element is formed from a non-adhesive hydrogel material and configured to provide a conductive path between an electrode and a subject's skin for transmitting EEG signals from the subject to the electrode.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090105577 - Device for detecting electrical potentials using frontal electrodes: Embodiments relate to devices for detecting electrical potentials corresponding to biological signals. The device comprises a flexible member for positioning over a forehead area of a human head and first, second and third electrodes located on the flexible member. The first electrode is located in a projecting portion of the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090105578 - interactive medical imaging processing and user interface system: An interactive medical user interface system presents a user interactive image window, including a distribution curve of an organ section area over a heart beat cycle time and supports a desired clinical workflow. An interactive medical image processing and user interface system for use in patient organ imaging includes an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090105579 - Method and apparatus for remotely controlled navigation using diagnostically enhanced intra-operative three-dimensional image data: A method of performing intra-operative three-dimensional imaging and registering diagnostic functional information to the three-dimensional anatomical data is introduced. The availability of co-registered diagnostic information to intra-operative data enables fast and efficient navigation to pre-selected target areas, and allows automatic or semi-automatic treatment of cardiac cavity or vascular disease.... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20090105580 - Choosing variables in tissue velocity imaging: The invention provides methods and systems for reducing noise in myocardial tissue velocity imaging such as ultrasound Doppler imaging or MRI. By adjusting recording factors and choosing apparatus settings and/or image analysis parameters in a systematic and consistent way, the quality of e.g. strain or strain rate imaging can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090105581 - Ultrasound in magnetic spatial imaging apparatus: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for acquiring ultrasound measurements representing biosignals from a subject located in the strong magnetic field of a spatial imaging device. The invention includes ultrasound probes having minimal magnetic parts and an ultrasound signal pre-amplifier being shielded by a barrier or barriers from the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090105582 - Rapid 3-diamensional bilateral breast mr imaging: Provided is a method for rapid, 3D, dynamic, projection reconstruction bilateral breast imaging using simultaneous multi-slab volume excitation and radial acquisition of a contrast enhanced bilateral image, in conjunction with SENSE processing, using k-Space Weighted Image Contrast (“KWIC”) filtering and multi-coil arrays for signal separation in an interleaved bilateral MR... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

20090105583 - Method for determining attenuation values for pet data of a patient: A method is disclosed for determining attenuation values for PET data of a patient. In at least one embodiment, the method includes detecting at least one accessory of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner and detecting the position and/or alignment of the accessory by way of an imaging measuring method; comparing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090105584 - Fiducial marker deployment system using single stick neeedle and method of use: A fiducial marker deployment system for deploying fiducial makers in targeted tissue of a living being is provided. The system includes an elongated needle, a first fiducial marker, an elongated stylet, a cartridge, and a second fiducial marker. The stylet is preloaded in the needle along with the first fiducial... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090105586 - Apparatus for two-dimensional transducers used in three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging: A single chip transducer apparatus that includes on-chip electronic circuitry which, when connected properly to a two-dimensional matrix of ultrasonic transducer elements, provides enough information to an external imaging system to form three-dimensional images of the subject of interest. In a preferred embodiment, the circuitry provides an amplifier for each... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090105587 - Receive circuit for minimizing channels in ultrasound imaging: Receive circuits and associated methods are provided for ultrasound imaging. Both subarray mixing and time division multiplexing are provided with a same circuit. Components of the receive circuit respond to either phasing or time slot information to implement subarray mixing or time division multiplexing. A network of switches allows combination... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090105585 - System and method for ultrasonic harmonic imaging: Embodiments are described for a system and method to improve image clarity in ultrasound images that utilize an ultrasound transceiver receiving ultrasound energy returning from a targeted region of interest and producing a plurality of echoic signals. The region-of-interest may include an organ, an organ cavity, for example a bladder,... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090105588 - Real-time ultrasound monitoring of heat-induced tissue interactions: The present invention includes an apparatus, method and system for monitoring and controlling radiation therapy, the system including a radiative source that emits energy that enters a tissue and is absorbed at or a near a target site in the tissue to heat the tissue; an ultrasound transmitter directed at... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20090105590 - Apparatus for two-dimensional transducers used in three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging: A single chip transducer apparatus that includes on-chip electronic circuitry which, when connected properly to a two-dimensional matrix of ultrasonic transducer elements, provides enough information to an external imaging system to form three-dimensional images of the subject of interest. In a preferred embodiment, the circuitry provides an amplifier for each... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090105591 - Finite amplitude distortion-based inhomogeneous pulse echo ultrasonic imaging: A method and system for imaging a sample. The method includes the steps of generating an ultrasonic signal, directing the signal into a sample, which signal is distorted and contains a first order and higher order component signals at first and higher frequencies respectively. The received distorted signal is processed,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090105589 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of acquiring ultrasonic elastic image: [Means for Resolution] A ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including an ultrasonic probe for transmitting/receiving ultrasonic waves to/from a site containing a moving tissue of an examinee, ultrasonic wave transmitting means for outputting an ultrasonic wave signal for driving the ultrasonic probe, morphological image acquiring means for acquiring a morphological image representing... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090105592 - Multi-stage digital ultrasound beamformer: Elements in an ultrasound array are activated according to a transmit beamformer to create a series of transmit beams. For each transmit beam, the first stage of a receive beamformer determines a plurality of primary receive beams. A second beamformer stage then computes secondary receive beams as a function of... Agent: Mr Holdings (hk) Ltd C/o Stoel Rives LLP Attn: Kory D. Christensen

20090105594 - Blood vessel finder: Various methods and systems are provided for finding blood vessels. In one embodiment, a method includes extracting a plurality of pulsed wave Doppler data streams, where each data stream corresponds to one of a plurality of depths; determining blood flow information for each of the plurality of depths based on... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090105593 - Frame averaging circuit for use in an ultrasound imaging system: A frame averaging circuit adapted for a color blood flow frame in a medical ultrasound imaging system. The frame averaging circuit comprises two sections, i.e., a recursive calculation section and a non-recursive section. The recursive calculation section employs an IIR filter in combination with a look-up table, and is adapted... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090105595 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus which acquires tomographic image information of a subject to which a contrast agent is administered, and displays the tomographic image information, includes an administration time timer which is started up while said acquisition is being performed and which measures a time that elapses from a time... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090105596 - Transducer arrays for medical ultrasound and method of making the same: An ultrasound transducer (40,70,100) comprises a combined individual die integrated circuit (42,72,102) and an array of acoustic elements (44,74,104) coupled to the combined individual die integrated circuit via an array of flip-chip bumps (46,76,106). The combined individual die integrated circuit includes a first integrated circuit die (48,78,108) aligned with at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090105597 - Image guided catheter having remotely controlled surfaces-mounted and internal ultrasound transducers: A remotely manipulatable ultrasound transducer element or transducer array permits an operator of an ultrasound system to be remotely located from a patient and yet remotely control the location of the element or array on a patient's body such as on the skin surface or within a body cavity. The... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090105598 - Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors: A method for performing an in-vivo calibration of a blood pressure sensor that is associated with an in-vivo balloon system. The method involves monitoring a patient's blood pressure by observing the system gas pressure while at the same time monitoring the patient's blood pressure through the sensor. The blood pressure... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090105599 - Dual lumen interchangeable monitor system: A flow system for use in a monitor for measuring blood pressure that automatically configures the flow path of the system when either a single lumen cuff or a dual lumen cuff is coupled to the monitor.... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090105600 - Impedance based device for non-invasive measurement of blood pressure and ankle-brachial index: A device for non-invasive measurement of blood pressure includes a blood pressure cuff, a plethysmographic electrode for acquiring an impedance plethysmogram distal to the cuff and a processing device to inflate and deflate the cuff generate the impedance plethysmogram and to determine the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The device... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090105601 - Heart-rate variability analysis method and analysis device: The heart-rate variability analysis device comprises a measurement portion (1) and an analysis display portion (2). The measurement portion (1) has first and second cardiac action potential measuring means (11), (12) that are attached to the thoracic region and the diaphragmatic region, respectively; three-axis acceleration measuring means (13), (14); and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090105602 - Staged life-threatening arrhythmia detection algorithm for minimizing power consumption: A two-stage digital algorithm uses a highly sensitive low power digital first stage to detect one or more alarm conditions, and one or more complex digital subsequent stages that identify the detected alarm condition with more specificity. The one or more complex digital subsequent stages are not activated, and consume... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090105603 - Apparatus for measuring brain local activity: For measuring a brain local activity, a predetermined frequency bandwidth wider than a frequency bandwidth of alpha waves of scalp potentials is divided into a predetermined number of frequency banks each having a fixed frequency width, data of each divided frequency bank is divided into segments of a predetermined duration... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090105604 - System and methods for monitoring during anterior surgery: The present invention involves a system and methods for nerve testing during anterior surgery, including but not limited to anterior total disc replacement surgery, nucleus replacement, and interbody fusion.... Agent: Jonathan Spangler Nuvasive, Inc.

20090105605 - Apparatus and method for measuring biologic parameters: Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value of the parameters. The support structure includes a sensor fitted on the support structures using a special geometry for acquiring continuous... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090105606 - Device for evaluating cutaneous sensory detection: An improved hand-held device for evaluating cutaneous sensory detection consisting of a plastic or similar material rod handle and a simple curve that enables function and versatility not possible without the curve. The curve helps prevent an attached monofilament used as the testing stimulus from being laid down upon itself,... Agent: Judith Bell Krotoski

20090105607 - Automated audio calibration for conscious sedation: A conscious sedation system comprising a controller which generates an audio request for a predetermined response from a patient a response testing apparatus including a request assembly and a response assembly. The request assembly communicates to the patient the request generated by the controller and the response assembly is used... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105608 - Skin biopsy clamp: A spoon-shaped skin biopsy instrument is used in the removal of superficial skin samples and skin abnormalities for subsequent laboratory analysis. The spoon-shaped skin biopsy instrument is comprised of a pair of spoon-shaped cutting edges, which surround the desired skin sample, a crossed-members apparatus with finger loops, and a pivot... Agent: Kwok Wai Chiu

20090105609 - Biopsy device with variable speed cutter advance: A biopsy device having a translating and rotating cutter is disclosed. The translational speed of the cutter is varied using a variable pitch member. The variable pitch member can include a shaft having a relatively coarse threaded portion for rapid cutter advance and a relatively finer threaded portion for cutter... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105610 - Systems and methods for collection of cell clusters: A cell collector and cell collection method are provided for collecting clusters of cells for subsequent analysis of the cells to screen for abnormalities. The cell collector is designed to enhance the capability of the collector to pick-up clusters or clumps of cells, and to facilitate transfer of the collected... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090105611 - Closed kit for tissue containment and stabilization for molecular and histopathology diagnostics: A container for storing a biological sample is disclosed. The container includes a housing having a closed end, an open end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a container interior. The container has a removable closure for enclosing the open end of the housing and a sample holder for housing... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090105614 - Analyte collection chip: To provide a chip for collecting analyte from a living body. Specifically, the chip includes a thin plate-shaped main body, an analyte inlet portion, and a thin portion. Analyte is introduced into the analyte inlet portion, which is formed within the main body. The thin portion partitions the space forming... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090105613 - Blood component measurement device and chip for blood measurement: A blood component measurement device (10) has a puncturing unit (18) provided inside a housing (12) and having a puncture needle (16); a button unit (20) for advancing and retreating the puncture needle (16); a contact mechanism (68) coming into contact with the skin of a person to be measured;... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090105615 - 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.

20090105612 - Lancing device end cap with pressure-actuated surface features: An endcap for a lancing device, the endcap including a contact face defining an opening for passage of a sharp lancet tip, wherein the contact face includes one or more surface features for compression and/or twisting against the skin around a sampling site to enhance sample collection and/or prevent premature... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

  
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20090099402 - Implants for use in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy that resist migration and rotation: In an embodiment a therapeutic member includes a solitary radioactive seed. The seed includes a metallic housing with radioactive material contained within the metallic housing. The metallic housing has a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end and a longitudinal length between the first and second longitudinal ends. A... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090099403 - Implant magnet insertion and removal tools: A magnet positioning tool is described for use with an implantable device. The device has a pair of opposing positioning surfaces, at least one of which has a magnet cradle for mechanically engaging an implant magnet associated with a magnet position in the implantable device. The tool also includes a... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090099404 - Implantable device, system for generating localised electromagnetic fields in the area of an implant and coil arrangement: The invention relates to an implantable device to be fixed to a bone and comprising an electrically conductive base body provided with at least two through holes and at least one pair of shaft-shaped contact means, wherein each contact means passes through a through hole of the base body and... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20090099405 - Monophasic multi-coil arrays for trancranial magnetic stimulation: Efficient use of multi-coil arrays for magnetic nerve stimulation depends upon coordinating the coil polarity, the pulse phase and the pulse timing. Monophasic magnetic nerve stimulators produce more precise and predictable results in the stimulation of nerves than biphasic and polyphasic machines, but are less electrically efficient, and consequently limited... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090099406 - Control system for a blood pump: A method of controlling the speed of a blood pump, wherein the method includes the steps of deriving an estimated pulsatility index from speed, then deriving an estimated blood pressure from estimated pulsatility index; and maintaining target blood flow rate near to or at a preset value by adjusting the... Agent: Daniel B. Schein, Ph.d., Esq., Inc.

20090099407 - Salt room and a method for coating the wall/ceiling of a salt room: The interior surface of one or more walls/ceiling of the salt room is composed of inner, intermediate and outer layers. In the salt room, the salt is attached to the interior surfaces as an outer layer with an underlying intermediate layer containing salt and adhesive agent and acting as a... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20090099408 - Methods and apparatus for treating tinnitus: Methods and apparatus for treating tinnitus are described where an oral appliance having an electronic and/or transducer assembly for generating sounds via a vibrating transducer element is coupled to a tooth or teeth. Generally, the transducer may generate one or more frequencies of sound via the actuatable transducer positioned against... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090099411 - Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery: A suction cup adapted to engage a surface of a beating heart with sufficient force to move the beating heart to an unnatural position upon moving the suction cup, while the suction cup maintains engagement with the surface of the heart and the heart continues to beat. Various suction cups... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20090099412 - Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery: A system for manipulating a heart during cardiac surgery permits coronary surgery on a beating heart while maintaining cardiac output unabated and uninterrupted. Circumflex coronary artery surgery can be performed using the system. A component of the system engages the heart with a heart positioning device, repositions the heart into... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20090099409 - Medical sheet: A medical sheet has an intricate pattern of loops, struts and bridges and is made of a super elastic alloy. The medical sheet includes a plurality of amorphic circles which provide rounded surfaces attached to the outer edges which made the medical sheet a-traumatic when implanted. When the medical sheet... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090099410 - Papillary muscle attachment for left ventricular reduction: 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 papillary muscles, to reduce dilation of the left ventricle. The implanted link thus improves heart function by reducing left ventricular failure.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090099413 - Electronic variable stroke devices and system for remote control and interactive play: An electronic variable stroke device comprise a base portion containing a motor-driven screw shaft, an upper portion extending from the base portion having the screw shaft extending longitudinally therein, a traveler engaged with the screw shaft to drive it in reciprocating longitudinal motion. The traveler has an annular shape with... Agent: Leighton K. Chong Patent Attorney

20090099415 - Endoscopic instrument system for implanting a device in the stomach: An endoscopic delivery system is provided to deliver a functional device through the esophagus and into the stomach where it is attached the stomach wall. The endoscopic instruments attach or remove the attachment devices and functional devices from the stomach and may be used to assist in determining the optimal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090099414 - Method of performing diagnosis or treatment erendoscopically and medical treatment device: A method of performing diagnosis or treatment perendoscopically in which a guide catheter is inserted inside a body, and the guide catheter is made to protrude beyond a distal end portion of the endoscope; and in which a first diagnosis or treatment is performed by inserting a medical treatment device... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090099416 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope is disclosed that includes a capsule and a transparent cover having a central axis and that is located in front of an objective optical system within the capsule. The objective optical system has a depth of field, a field of view, and an image surface that has... Agent: Arnold International

20090099417 - Disposable endoscope: This invention relates to an endoscope, particularly a bronchoscope, incorporating one or more multifunctional component made of a material that is multifunctional. The endoscopes of this invention comprise at least one multifunctional component having more than one function wherein the functions were previously performed separately by individual components.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090099418 - In-vivo information acquiring apparatus and power supply control method: An in-vivo information acquiring apparatus includes an information acquiring unit that acquires in-vivo information; a power source that supplies a power to the information acquiring unit; a magnetic sensor unit that outputs a control signal corresponding to a state in which a magnetic signal externally input is detected; a pulse... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090099419 - Switching mechanism for swallowable medical device: A switching mechanism for a swallowable medical device has first and second contacts and an expandable member. The medical device has a shell and a first circuit unit provided in the shell. The first and second contacts are electrically connectable with each other, and an operation of the first circuit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090099420 - System for managing bowden cables in articulating instruments: The present invention relates, generally, to the reduction or elimination of permanent and catastrophic herniations in Bowden cables or coil pipes in articulating devices or snake-like robots. More particularly, the present invention relates managing the coil pipes in a spiral pattern along the articulating device or snake-like robot to reduce... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090099421 - Intubation laryngoscope with a double holder: Intubation laryngoscope having reusable and disposable blades, an illumination system, and an advantageous fastening appliance for connecting the blades to the laryngoscope handle.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

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20090099423 - Connector assembly: A connector assembly according to embodiments of the present disclosure is advantageously configured to allow a sensor connector to straightforwardly and efficiently join with and detach from a patient cable connector. Further, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously reduce un-shielded area in an electrical connection between a patient cable and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090099426 - Differentiating decompensation detection based on co-morbidities in heart failure: This document discusses, among other things, a system comprising a sensor signal processor configured to receive a plurality of electrical sensor signals produced by a plurality of sensors and at least one sensor signal produced by an implantable sensor, a memory that includes information indicating a co-morbidity of a subject,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090099425 - Integrated tail mounted blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter system for animal research: An integrated tail mounted blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter system includes a tail blood flow occlusion member configured to selectively occlude blood flow through the tail; a sensor coupled to the tail blood flow occlusion member detecting a degree of operation thereof; Light sources coupled to the tail closer... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20090099424 - Patient monitoring: A hemodynamic monitor and corresponding method for determining the requirement for, and if required the nature or extent of, and for monitoring the response to, an intervention by a carer for a subject in order to improve the hydration level and hemodynamic status of the subject during a period or... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090099427 - Microneedle array with diverse needle configurations: The invention relates to a surface penetration device, a method to use the device, and an analyte monitor. Embodiments of the surface penetration device include a substrate with first and second surfaces, and first and second tissue piercing elements, the elements differing in configuration, but each associated with the first... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090099428 - Method of blood oxygen saturation by ophthalmic measurement: A method of performing a diagnostic characterization and assessment of a patients' eye is provided. The method comprising the extraction of measurement data relating to a predetermined portion of the eye, for example the fovea, at a plurality of wavelengths and fitting the extracted measurement data to a model of... Agent: Freedman & Associates

20090099430 - Signal processing apparatus: A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first primary signal portion and a first secondary signal portion, and a second signal, including a second primary signal portion and a second secondary signal portion, wherein the first and second primary signal portions are correlated. The signals may be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090099429 - Sine saturation transform: A transform for determining a physiological measurement is disclosed. The transform determines a basis function index from a physiological signal obtained through a physiological sensor. A basis function waveform is generated based on basis function index. The basis function waveform is then used to determine an optimized basis function waveform.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090099433 - Amperometric sensor and method for its manufacturing: An in vivo amperometric sensor is provided for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a body fluid. The sensor comprises a counter electrode and a working electrode, and the working electrode comprises a sensing layer which is generally water permeable and arranged on a support member adjacent to a... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090099432 - 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

20090099431 - Bodily fluid sampling systems, methods, and devices: A fluid sampling system is disclosed comprising a fluid drawing device, a fluid sampling device, and an analysis device. The fluid drawing device can be used to draw bodily fluid into a sample port of an IV tube. The fluid sampling device can be used to access the sample port... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090099435 - 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

20090099436 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measurement(s) for use in processing sensor data and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090099434 - Oxygen-effect free analyte sensor: The present invention provides an electrochemical sensor having a sensing chemistry that operates substantially free of any “oxygen effect”. The electrochemical sensors are useful in determining the level of an analyte in a biological sample from a subject. The present invention also provides sensor assemblies including the electrochemical sensors as... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090099437 - Lancing depth adjustment via moving cap: A lancing device includes a housing for containing a lancet. A lancet driver couples with and moves the lancet within the housing. A skin interface cap has an opening defined therein to expose at least part of the lancet when moved by the driver. A sliding frame is coupled to... Agent: Sf Bay Area Patents, LLC Attn: Andrew V. Smith, Ph.d.

20090099438 - System for managing glucose levels in patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia: A blood glucose maintenance system for use by hyperglycemic individuals measures their blood glucose level and calculates an appropriate glucose or insulin dosage based on the measurement. Recheck intervals responsive to dosage history are determined. Warning or alert messages or signals are produced if certain measurements or calculations fall outside... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090099439 - Surgically implantable electrodes: The present inventions provide for paddle lead electrodes that are capable of performing peripheral nerve stimulation, thereby modulating, controlling and/or reducing neuropathic pain in a patient, that are also surgically implantable, and that will remain fixed in place at the site of implantation when in use. More specifically, one or... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090099440 - Reduction of rf induced tissue heating using discrete winding patterns: The present invention provides, among other things, a medical device having an elongated body and an electrically conductive coil wrapped around the elongated body and covering at least a lengthwise portion of the body. The coil includes a pattern of insulated and non-insulated portions.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090099441 - Braided electrodes: Electrodes for intracorporeal and other uses are provided. The invention features sterilizable, braided electrodes which are formed of or include conductive elements in electronic communication with a plurality of sites for electrical stimulation or sensing. Other active elements may be included in the braided electrodes.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090099442 - Telemetry method and apparatus using magnetically-driven mems resonant structure: A telemetry method and apparatus using pressure sensing elements remotely located from associated pick-up, and processing units for the sensing and monitoring of pressure within an environment. This includes remote pressure sensing apparatus incorporating a magnetically-driven resonator being hermetically-sealed within an encapsulating shell or diaphragm and associated new method of... Agent: Eaton Peabody Patent Group, LLC

20090099443 - Magnetic resonance device and method: The invention relates to a device for MR imaging of a body (7) placed in an examination volume. The device (1) comprises means (2) for establishing a substantially homogeneous main magnetic field in the examination volume, means (3, 4, 5) for generating switched magnetic field gradients superimposed upon the main... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090099444 - Microstrip coil designs for mri devices: A microstrip-based RF coil for use in an MRI apparatus constructed to perform human head and extremity imaging according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a coil former defined by an inner core member and a shield support that surrounds the inner core member. An outer surface of... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090099445 - Tracking surgical items: A kit of parts, surgical item, method for adapting a surgical item and computer implemented method for tracking a marked surgical item are described. The kit of parts can include a surgical item, a marker assembly and at least one further marker separate to the marker assembly. The marker assembly... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090099446 - Methods and apparatus for combined audible and ultrasound inspection of objects, including patients: An acquisition component is provided that includes an audible sound sensor configured to receive audible sounds within a sensing area and a multi-element ultrasound transducer configured to emit ultrasound signals and to receive reflections of the ultrasound signals in the same sensing area. The audible sound sensor and the multi-element... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090099448 - Human or animal organ imaging system which can be used to measure the elasticity of the organ: A system and method are provided for an imaging system that may be used to measure the elasticity of an organ. In the system, an electronic transducer forms an image of a human or animal organ. A mobile part may be moved in translation or rotation, and is arranged to... Agent: Fletcher Yoder Patrick S. Yoder

20090099447 - Method and apparatus for generating hardness and/or strain information of a tissue: The invention is related to a method for generating hardness and/or strain information of a tissue which can be subject to a varying pressure, the method comprising: —positioning at least one signal transmitter (1) outside the tissue (10); —positioning at least one signal receiver (1) outside the tissue (10); —using... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090099450 - Method for displaying a relationship of a measurement in a medical image: The embodiments described herein relate to a method and system for simultaneously displaying relationships of measurements of features associated with a medical image. In one embodiment, a plurality of measurements of features associated with a medical image are provided. Each of the plurality of measurements corresponds to a respective measurement... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090099449 - Methods and apparatus for 4d data acquisition and analysis in an ultrasound protocol examination: Methods and apparatus for 4D data acquisition and analysis in an ultrasound protocol examination are provided. The method includes acquiring 4D ultrasound scan data during a protocol based examination. The method further includes aligning images formed from the 4D ultrasound scan data while the 4D ultrasound scan data is being... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090099452 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an image acquisition device for administering a contrast agent and acquiring B-mode image information, an image storing device for storing the B-mode image information during a predetermined imaging time range from after the administration, a first maximum intensity projection device for forming first maximum intensity... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090099451 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method for generating an ultrasonic image: A transmitter transmits ultrasonic waves to an object via an ultrasonic probe. A receiver receives echo signals reflected from the object via the ultrasonic probe. The receiver executes a delaying process on the echo signals in accordance with a plurality of set sound velocities for a delaying process, thereby generating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090099454 - Equal phase two-dimensional array probe: An ultrasonic image scanning system for scanning an organic object includes a 2D array probe constructed with transducer elements in both azimuth and elevation dimension. There is a multiplexer disposed in one dimension to route the transducer elements to system front-end channels, while the other dimension can sum into the... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090099453 - Stand-alone cw doppler probe interface for phased array ultrasound system: A stand-alone continuous wave (CW) Doppler probe (CW probe) comprises a scanning end that has a single transmit element and a single receive element. A connector has probe connecting elements configured to interface with port connecting elements of a probe port that is provided on an ultrasound system. The port... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090099456 - Ultrasonic synthetic transmit focusing with motion compensation: 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

20090099455 - Ultrasound diagnosis method and apparatus: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasound probe having a plurality of elements arranged therein, the ultrasound probe transmitting ultrasound toward a subject, receiving an ultrasound signal reflected off the subject, and outputting a received signal; a device that changes a preset assumed sound speed with respect to an actual... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090099457 - Health indicator: A health indicator device comprising a body scanner to obtain a three-dimensional model of a person, a body volume calculator for calculating the volume of at least a first part of the person's body and a second part of a person's body from the three-dimensional model and a health calculating... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090099458 - Diagnostic methods for osteoporosis: Methods of diagnosing bone disease such as osteoporosis are provided. The methods comprise detecting changes in the physical or chemical structure of a keratinized tissue as correlates of disease. The methods include detecting changes in the hardness, modulus, or level of sulfur bonding, particularly the level of disulfide bonding, in... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090099459 - Device, system and method for determining the effect of photodynamic or photothermal tumor therapy: A device and method for determining the effect of therapy in a tumour tissue of a human or a mammal under interstitial photodynamic or photothermal therapy by analyzing a liquid flow in a tissue of a human or a mammal. A first fibre is interstitially inserted in a first position... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090099460 - Method and device for the optical spectroscopic 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

20090099461 - System and method for a non-supine extremity blood pressure ratio examination: The present invention provides methods that facilitate the determination of a hydrostatic correction factor usable in an EBPR examination of a patient in a non-supine position. In one embodiment, a method for facilitating the determination of a hydrostatic correction factor for an extremity blood pressure ratio examination of a patient... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090099462 - Apparatus and method for monitoring heart rate variability: A wrist-worn or arm band worn heart rate variability monitor is provided. Heart rate variability (“HRV”) refers to the variability of the time interval between heartbeats and is a reflection of an individual's current health status. Over time, an individual may use the results of HRV tests to monitor either... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20090099463 - System and method for a non-supine extremity blood pressure ratio examination: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods that facilitate the determination of a hydrostatic correction factor usable in an EBPR examination of a patient in a non-supine position. In one embodiment, a first blood pressure measuring device may be positionable on a first extremity of the patient, and a second... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090099464 - Method for determining cardiovascular parameters and device and computer program product for carrying out said method: A method, device and computer program product used to determine at least one cardiovascular parameter Pm, for example, the pulse, average arterial pressure (MAP), systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, arterial wave form, speed of the blood flow, systole duration, or diastole duration, by a measuring device which detects, in a non-invasive... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090099465 - System and method for a non-supine extremity blood pressure ratio examination: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods that facilitate the determination of a hydrostatic correction factor usable in an EBPR examination of a patient in a non-supine position. In one embodiment, a first blood pressure measuring device may be positionable on a first extremity of the patient, and a second... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090099466 - Method and system for automatic cuff type determination: A method for identifying a non-invasive blood pressure cuff type is disclosed herein. The method includes inflating a cuff and obtaining a first pressure measurement in a non-invasive blood pressure system while inflating the cuff. The method also includes obtaining a second pressure measurement in the non-invasive blood pressure system... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090099467 - Method and system for tracking quality of life in patients with angina: A method and system for tracking quality of life in a patient with angina includes obtaining activity data and cardiac data, determining a level of physical activity of the patient and identifying an ischemic episode based on the cardiac data obtained during the physical activity. The method also provides for... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20090099468 - Automated processing of electrophysiological data: A method (100), an apparatus, and a computer program product are disclosed for automated processing of intracardiac electrophysiological data. The method (100) comprises the steps of: recording (112) electrogram data and corresponding spatial location data of an electrode recording the electrogram data, the recorded electrogram data comprising a plurality of... Agent: Christine A. Lekutis Medlen & Carroll LLP

20090099469 - Wireless ecg/ekg patient telemetry monitoring system: An ECG/EKG patient telemetry monitoring system is disclosed, the system configured for monitoring the cardiac activity of a patient. The wireless ECG patient telemetry monitoring system includes a plurality of self-contained wireless electrodes adapted to adhesively secure to the skin of the torso of the patient and to measure electric... Agent: Raymond M. Galasso Galasso & Associates, Lp

20090099470 - Method and device for automatically determining heart valve damage: A method and device for automatically detecting heart valve damage for four heart valves are proposed. The automatic determination method makes use of three or more heart tone microphones to simultaneously record heart tones of a patient's heart, and then separates the heart tones into four heart tone signals of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090099471 - Disordered breathing monitoring device and method of using same including a study status indicator: An apparatus and associated method for collecting data for a sleep study. The apparatus includes a sensor adapted to collect data relating to a parameter of a user of the apparatus over a period of time, and a controller operatively coupled to the sensor. The controller is adapted to: (a)... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090099472 - Respiratory belt system: This system comprises a belt being elastically extendable, an optical transducer and an optical pattern being coupled to the belt. During extension or contraction of the belt the optical pattern is moved relative to the light source for a distance that is substantially identical to the length of the extension... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090099473 - Apparatus and method for acquiring a signal: An electrode cap for obtaining EPM signals from a head of a subject, the cap comprising: (i) an insulating layer (33) for positioning adjacent to the head of the subject; (ii) an electrically conductive layer (29) comprising ionic conduction means, situated above the insulating layer so that in use, it... Agent: Unilever Patent Group

20090099474 - System and method for combined bioelectric sensing and biosensory feedback based adaptive therapy for medical disorders: A system and method for adaptive therapeutic intervention to effect real-time changes in the behavioral profile of an individual to facilitate the effectiveness of combined bioelectric sensing and biosensory based therapy for specific disorders. The system and method induces a temporary physiological state-of-mind (e.g., increased relaxation) to effect persistent changes... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090099475 - Method and implantable medical device for assessing a degree of pulmonary edema of a patient: In a method and an implantable medical device for assessing a degree of pulmonary edema of a patient, at least two specific body patients of the patent are detected and at least one impedance sensing session is initiated to sense trans-thoracic impedance signals from the patient when the patient is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090099476 - Method and device for tinnitus masking: A method for generating optimized tinnitus masks includes, for example, presenting stimuli in succession to a user, receiving the user's rating of the effectiveness of each presented stimulus in reducing tinnitus, selecting a subset of the stimuli to maintain as tinnitus masks, and, generating variant stimuli from the subset of... Agent: Timothy N. Ellis, Patent Attorney

20090099477 - Lancet wheel: The invention is related to a lancet wheel (1) having a plurality of lancets (2) in a ring-shaped arrangement, the lancets (2) comprising a lancet body (4) that ends in a lancet tip (3). A lancet wheel (1) according to the invention has a carrier (5) that carries the lancets... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090099478 - Method and apparatus for piercing the skin and delivery or collection of liquids: The single use medical device includes a lancet piston slidingly and sealingly located in a bore of a lancet housing. The lancet piston operates as a positive displacement piston within the bore, allowing dispensing and/or aspiration of liquid into the bore. The lancet piston includes a sharp tip for pricking... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090099479 - Digital endotracheal tube sound acquisition and localization device: An apparatus and method for determining proper endotreachal placement is disclosed. The apparatus includes an audio receiver having a body, a microphone mount in a center thereof the body and an audio cavity, an audio processing unit; and a signal cable connected at a first end to the microphone and... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20090099481 - Devices, systems and methods for measuring and evaluating the motion and function of joints and associated muscles: Apparatuses are disclosed that is adapted and configured to cause and control joint motion of a patient. Apparatuses comprise, for example, a first motion member configured to engage a patient proximal to a target joint; a second motion member configured to engage a patient distal to a target joint; and... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090099480 - System and method for patient monitoring: The present invention relates to a patient monitoring system for automatically monitoring patient parameters over time while the patient occupies a bed. The patient monitoring system may include a sensing system positioned underneath a patient and separated from the patient by at least one layer of material, the sensing system... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090093668 - Device to stent an airway during brachytherapy treatment and to provide a secure and precise positioning of a treatment radiotherapy capsule within airway: This invention relates to a device for brachytherapy treatment of a tissue growth on the inner surface of an airway lumen. The invention also relates to a device for treatment of an obstructing tissue growth on the inner surface of an airway lumen. The device is comprised of a cylindrical... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090093669 - Magnetophoresis apparatus and method of use: A method and apparatus for administering drugs through a dermal or mucosal layer such that the treatment device may be applied to the mammal for the transdermal or transmucosal administration of various drugs, pharmaceuticals, salts and prodrugs thereof is taught herein. The magnetic device has at least one magnet to... Agent: Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

20090093670 - Treating dysfunctional cardiac tissue: Medical devices, systems, and methods reduce the distance between two points in tissue, often for treatment of congestive heart failure and often in a minimally invasive manner. An anchor is inserted along an insertion path through a first wall of the heart. An arm of the anchor is deployed and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090093671 - Contamination detainment unit: A mobile isolation unit which forms a chemical and biological barrier that is has a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped shaped enclosure and a frame system configured to support the enclosure in the suspended position so as to create and internal and external environment. The enclosure may also be equipped with at least... Agent: Law Office Leo G. Lenna

20090093672 - Pelvic implants and delivery devices and methods of using the same: An apparatus includes a first arm and a second arm coupled to the first arm. The second arm has a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. The first arm is configured to deposit a first end portion of an implant within a first portion of pelvic tissue when the second... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090093673 - Mechanized dildo: A mechanized dildo, including a motor driven coaxial plurality of longitudinally spaced drive cams, and corresponding sets of passive cams that operate within an elastic phallic sleeve to locally cyclically expand a girth of the sleeve. Optional vibratory elements are positioned proximate a distal extremity of the sleeve, and in... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090093674 - Sphincterotome with improved orientation: A sphincterotome including a cutting wire may be configured such that, when activated, the cutting wire assumes a desired cutting position at or near the “12 o'clock” position or any other desired angular configuration. A sphincterotome may have controlled bending characteristics. A distally located micromachined hypotube may, in some instances,... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090093675 - Systems, devices and methods having an overtube for accessing a bodily opening: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for accessing a bodily opening that, among other things, are safe, reliable and repeatable. A medical system for accessing a bodily opening generally includes a medical instrument and an overtube. The overtube defines an overtube lumen that is sized to receive the medical... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090093676 - System and method for displaying an image stream: A system and method may allow displaying a plurality of image streams, where the image streams may be divided, for example into a number of selected subset couplet images which follow predetermined criteria. According to some embodiments, each couplet may be displayed simultaneously or substantially simultaneously. A workstation may accept... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090093677 - Visual obturator: An obturator assembly includes a housing configured for operable engagement by a user, a sleeve mounted to the housing and extending therefrom and having a longitudinal lumen, an image passing member positioned adjacent the distal end of the sleeve and adapted to permit an optical image to pass through the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090093678 - Medical device guidance system: The medical device guidance system include a magnetic guidance device which generates a guidance field in an arbitrary direction to guide a capsular medical device and carry out movement and posture control, a position detection device which detects the present position by a magnetic field generated by the capsular medical... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090093679 - Coupling structure for endoscope flexible tube and annular coupling member: An insertion section of an endoscope has a flexible tube portion and a bending portion whose proximal end portion is coupled with a distal end of the flexible tube portion, a plurality of node rings are aligned in a bending tube serving as a base body portion of the bending... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090093680 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an insertion portion, a resin tubular covering member, a fastening member and a contact surface. The insertion portion includes a bending portion. The resin tubular covering member is covering a covering target part in the insertion portion including the bending portion. The fastening member is wound around... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090093681 - Endoscope: The present invention has a configuration that an observing portion observing an area to be examined and first and second illumination portions performing irradiation of illumination light are disposed on a distal end face of an insertion portion to be inserted into the area to be examined, and a first... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090093682 - Surgical portal with foam and fabric composite seal assembly: A surgical portal assembly includes a portal adapted to provide access to underlying tissue and having a longitudinal opening extending along a longitudinal axis of the portal and a seal. The seal includes internal surfaces having a passage for reception and passage of a surgical object in substantial sealed relation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090093683 - Surgical portal kit for use in single incision surgery: A surgical kit for performing a surgical procedure includes at least two portal members, possibly, at least three portal members, and an obturator positionable within each of the portal members. Each portal member includes a portal housing and a portal sleeve extending from the portal housing, and having a passageway... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090093684 - Surgical retractor device and method of use: A surgical retractor is disclosed. The retractor has a body with first and second portions cooperating to displace circularly relative to one another about an axis through a center of the body. A first retractor blade attaches to the first portion of the retractor body, and a second retractor blade... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens

20090093690 - Living body information acquiring apparatus, living body observation system, and method of driving living body observation system: A living body information acquiring apparatus according to the present invention includes: a living body information acquiring section for acquiring living body information in a living body; a wireless transmission section for wirelessly transmitting the living body information to outside of the living body; a power section for supplying driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090093689 - Method for identifying predictive biomarkers from patient data: The invention relates to a method for developing a biomarker for the prognosis of the result of a therapeutical treatment based on data obtained in clinical studies, data remaining unchanged by therapy being subdivided into diagnostic and genomic parameters and the marker being defined by a combination of parameters. The... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20090093686 - Multi automated severity scoring: Some embodiments of the invention provide an automated method for continuously monitoring at least one patient. The method continuously collects medical data about the patient from several different inputs. The method integrates the collected data, and continuously computes at least one severity score for the patient based on the integrated... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090093688 - System, device, and method for remote monitoring and servicing: An interface device includes a built-in video camera and is configured to send video information from the built-in video camera as well as physiological information to a remote monitoring facility. The interface device may include a camera tilt control for adjusting the position of the video camera. The camera tilt... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090093687 - Systems and methods for determining a physiological condition using an acoustic monitor: A method of communicating with a physiological sensor is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes supplying power through a first conductor in a first mode to the physiological sensor and communicating with an information element through the first conductor in a second mode. The physiological sensor includes the information... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090093685 - Video observation of a patient's face during a medical procedure while the patient is in a prone position: Apparatus that allows at least one feature of a patient's face to be observed while the patient is in a prone position includes a facial cushion, a video camera and a monitor. The facial cushion provides cranial support for a patient in a prone position during a medical procedure. The... Agent: Edward W Callan

20090093691 - Device for monitoring the status of a patient and treatment based thereupon: The invention relates to a device for drug administration and/or monitoring the status of a patient, said device comprising at least one measuring means for measuring at least one body parameter of a patient for at least ≧1 measuring cycle, the measuring means being located in or in the vicinity... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090093692 - Methods and instruments for measuring tissue mechanical properties: Method and instrument for characterizing a material using a test probe constructed for insertion into the material, optionally with a reference probe constructed either for insertion into the material or to contact another material without insertion. The test probe is inserted at least a microdistance into the material (i) together... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090093693 - Micro-invasive method for painless detection of analytes in extracellular space: A method of detecting at least one analyte in extra-cellular spaces includes the step of inserting a microprobe through the stratum corneum toward the stratum basale of the skin of a subject into extra-cellular spaces containing interstitial fluid having at least one analyte to be detected, said microprobe having a... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090093694 - 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.

20090093696 - 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

20090093695 - Biosensor: In this biosensor (integrated with a needle), a biosensor (integrated with a needle) is able to be easily prepared by folding two sheets of electrically insulating substrates which are connected by a connecting part and, therefore, it achieves excellent effects that the product is able to be easily manufactured without... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090093697 - Mems interstitial prothrombin time test: A method of determining a prothrombin time is disclosed. A mediator is applied to a stratum corneum. The stratum corneum is penetrated to allow the mediator to enter a region containing interstitial fluid and interact with at least one capillary, causing blood and/or blood components to leak from the at... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090093698 - Method and apparatus for determining true intraocular pressure: A method and apparatus for measuring intraocular pressure of an eye use an empirically derived function wherein an inward applanation pressure P1 and an outward applanation pressure P2 obtained during a corneal deformation cycle caused by a fluid pulse are separately weighted so as to minimize cornea-related influence on the... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090093700 - Apparatus and method for multi-modal imaging using nanoparticle multi-modal imaging probes: An apparatus for multimodal imaging of an object includes a support stage for receiving an object to be imaged; an object supported on the stage, a light source for producing a beam to illuminate the object; a filter positioned to receive and pass the beam toward the object; and a... Agent: Susan L. Parulski Patent Legal Staff

20090093702 - Determining and identifying changes in the position of parts of a body structure: in order to determine whether a change in position has occurred, automatically determining—on the basis of the pre-operative position of the part and the intra-operative position of the part—whether the position of the pre-operative part differs from the position of the intra-operative part and/or automatically displaying the pre-operative position of... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090093701 - Method and apparatus for scanning a subject: In a patient scanner and method, a scan image is registered with a reference image and superimposed. In an iterative process the images are normalized and the transparency varied to assist in the identification of abnormalities.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090093699 - Method for monitoring myocardial wall thickness: A method for monitoring left ventricular (LV) myocardial wall thickness. The method includes: obtaining real time images of a periodically spatially changing myocardium and segmenting the myocardium in such images; calculating wall thickness of the myocardium from each one of the obtained images; and performing a dynamic harmonic analysis of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093705 - Apparatus for providing high resolution images in a mri-device: The present invention relates to an apparatus for providing high resolution images to patients positioned in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device (3), the MRI device (3) comprising a head coil (21), the head coil arranged to surround a patient's (5) head and to provide MRI images thereof, the apparatus... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090093706 - Automatic alignment of magnetic resonance imaging (mri) brain scan by anatomic landmarks: A method to automatically align magnetic resonance (MR) brain scans for diagnostic scan planning, including: acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) localizer image of a patient; selecting a two-dimensional (2D) coronal view and a 2D transverse view from the localizer image; identifying a mid-sagittal plane (MSP) line in each of the coronal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093707 - Method and system for monitoring cardiac function of a patient during a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) procedure: A method for monitoring cardiac function of a patient during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, including: acquiring an MR image sequence of the patient's heart during a cardiac phase; segmenting a left ventricle of the patient's heart in the MR image sequence, wherein the segmentation produces endocardial and epicardial... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093703 - Method of assessing vascular reactivity using magnetic resonance imaging, applications program and media embodying same: Featured are methods for non-invasive assessment of vascular reactivity. The methods of the invention use phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging angiography and use the image data thereby acquired to measure shear rate, radius of the vasculature and flow through the vasculature. According to one aspect, such acquisition of image data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090093704 - System, program product, and method of acquiring and processing mri data for simultaneous determination of water, fat, and transverse relaxation time constants: A system, program product, and method to determine water, fat, and transverse relaxation time constants in MRI scanning are provided. A method includes initiating readout gradient pulses to collect echo signals with identical phase encoded gradients to thereby produce a plurality of images, instead of a single image with a... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani

20090093708 - Mri guided high-intensity focused ultrasonic therapeutic system: A MRI guided high-intensity focused ultrasonic therapeutic system comprises: a MRI apparatus and a high-intensity focused ultrasonic therapeutic apparatus. Said MRI apparatus includes the first treatment bed and said high-intensity focused ultrasonic therapeutic apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer and a moving and positioning means, which drives said transducer to move... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090093709 - Noise reduction system and methods for magnetic resonance imaging: In one aspect, a method for noise reduction in parallel magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using a plurality of radio frequency (RF) coils is provided. The method comprises performing a first MR scan of a target to obtain first MR data, performing a second MR scan of the target to obtain... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090093710 - Optically coupled readout front-end for imaging system: A front end for an imaging system. The front end comprises at least one magnetically-insensitive high-energy photon detector and an interface for converting an output of the at least one high-energy photon detector to an optical signal and transmitting the optical signal. A receiver is optically coupled to the interface... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090093711 - Method and system for automatic classification of lesions in breast mri: A method for classifying a lesion in an MRI includes acquiring a pre-contrast MR image. A magnetic contrast agent is administered. A set of post-contrast MR images are acquired. The acquired pre-contrast and post-contrast MR images are displayed. A manually entered value is received for a size of a lesion... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093712 - Method and device for navigating a catheter through a blockage region in a vessel: m

20090093713 - Vasculature and lymphatic system imaging and ablation associated with a local bypass: Devices, methods, and systems related to imaging and ablation are disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090093714 - Apparatus for the percutaneous marking of a lesion: A biopsy marking apparatus for placing a radiopaque marker at the location of a percutaneous biopsy. The biopsy marking apparatus comprises an introducer in combination with a radiopaque marker. The introducer ejects the radiopaque marker at the location of the biopsy. The introducer is configured to completely eject the radiopaque... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20090093715 - System and method for performing a biopsy of a target volume and a computing device for planning the same: A system and method for performing a biopsy of a target volume and a computing device for planning the same are provided. A three-dimensional ultrasound transducer captures ultrasound volume data from the target volume. A three-dimensional registration module registers the ultrasound volume data with supplementary volume data related to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090093717 - Automated fetal measurement from three-dimensional ultrasound data: A fetal parameter or anatomy is measured or detected from three-dimensional ultrasound data. An algorithm is machine-trained to detect fetal anatomy. Any machine training approach may be used. The machine-trained classifier is a joint classifier, such that one anatomy is detected using the ultrasound data and the detected location of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093716 - Method and apparatus for evaluation of labor with ultrasound: Movement of an object within an ultrasound volume may be tracked by acquiring at least first and second volumes of ultrasound data comprising imaging data representing an anatomical structure within a patient and at least a portion of an object. The second volume is acquired at a time subsequent to... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090093718 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, radiofrequency wave cautery treatment device, ultrasonic diagnosis and treatment system, and ultrasonic diagnosis and treatment apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnosis and treatment system includes an ultrasonic probe for transmitting and receiving the ultrasonic waves, an image generator unit for generating an ultrasonic image based on the echo signals received by the ultrasonic probe, and a biopsy needle for radiating the radiofrequency waves. The ultrasonic diagnosis and treatment... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090093719 - Handheld ultrasound imaging systems: A handheld ultrasound device is provided, having a transducer assembly for emitting and receiving sonic signals, a configurable signal processing unit, and a data processor configured to provide configuration data to the signal processing unit. The configuration data defines a beamforming configuration, filtering configuration and envelope detection configuration for an... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090093720 - Receive circuit for minimizing channels in ultrasound imaging: Receive circuits and associated methods are provided for ultrasound imaging. Both subarray mixing and time division multiplexing are provided with a same circuit. Components of the receive circuit respond to either phasing or time slot information to implement subarray mixing or time division multiplexing. A network of switches allows combination... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090093721 - Ultrasonic diagnosis method and apparatus: The object is to determine an optimum sonic speed without requiring memory, circuits and processing time therefor. The object is achieved by providing an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus having an ultrasonic probe in which a plurality of elements for transmitting an ultrasonic wave to a subject and, by receiving an ultrasonic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090093724 - Method for optimising the focussing of waves through an aberration-inducing element: The invention concerns a method for optimizing the focusing of waves in a zone of interest of a medium, with the waves being emitted by a network of sources to the medium through an aberration-inducing element that introduces an initially indeterminate phase shift. The method according to the invention proposes... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090093722 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic probe has a plurality of modules joined at least along the elevation direction. The module has a plurality of first piezoelectric transducers having a first width with respect to the elevation direction. The module has at least one second piezoelectric transducer having a second width narrower than the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090093723 - Ultrasound device including dispenser: An ultrasound device, comprising: a housing; an ultrasound transducer disposed within the housing, the transducer having a wear layer; at least one port formed in the housing; a lubricant reservoir operably connected to the at least one port; and a pump in fluid connection with the lubricant reservoir, the pump... Agent: Fulwider Patton - Cabochon Aesthetics

20090093725 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound endoscope including ultrasound probe: A transducer wiring pad group provided in a distal end portion of an ultrasound transducer printed circuit board provided with signal patterns that transmit and receive signals to and from a plurality of ultrasound transducers, a flexible printed circuit board wiring pad group arranged in a longitudinal axis direction of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090093726 - Cardiovascular ultrasound probe and ultrasound image system: An ultrasound image system includes: an ultrasound probe; a signal-transmitting-and-receiving section for transmitting signals to the ultrasound probe and receiving signals from the ultrasound probe; and an image-displaying section for displaying an ultrasound image obtained by means of the signal-transmitting-and-receiving section, wherein the ultrasound probe includes: a tip section which... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090093727 - Bioimaging apparatus: To improve image quality as well as considering miniaturization. In the top surface 2A of a housing 2, a placing part 7 is provided near other end of shorter side ED2. A reflective board 6 is provided between an imaging opening part 3 facing to the above placing part 7... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090093728 - Vasculature and lymphatic system imaging and ablation associated with a reservoir: Devices, methods, and systems related to imaging and ablation are disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090093729 - Devices and methods for measurement of vessel elasticity and blood pressure: Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for measuring arterial elasticity and/or blood pressure, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device having a sensor element that is configured to engage a vessel of a patient. The sensor element is further configured... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090093731 - Cardiac rhythm management system with noise detector: A system, method, or device determines whether noise is present on a sampled and/or digitized sensed intrinsic cardiac signal based on a moving count of turning/inflection points of the signal. If noise is detected, the manner in which the cardiac signal is acquired, or the manner in which the device... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090093730 - Device for detecting and transmitting electrical pulses: A device for detecting and transmitting electrical pulses from the body surface of a patient to device processing the electrical pulses. The device for detecting includes at least two electrical leads of different lengths, at least one electrical insulating material surrounding the at least two electrical leads, a connecting port... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090093732 - Bioelectrical impedance measuring apparatus and body composition determining apparatus: A bioelectrical impedance measuring apparatus includes a measuring unit for sequentially measuring a bioelectrical impedance of a living subject. The apparatus may further include a period determiner for determining a fluctuation period of fluctuation in values of the bioelectrical impedance measured by the measuring unit, the fluctuation being caused by... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090093733 - Thermal monitoring: A rectal thermal monitor for transrectal prostate temperature measurement includes a handle arranged in a proximal end portion of the monitor for gripping by a user, an elongate shaft extending from the handle, and a probe portion arranged on a distal end portion of the shaft. The probe portion is... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090093734 - Method of injecting carbon dioxide into a vascular structure and system for practising the method: Disclosed is an apparatus comprising: a hose extending, in use, from an automated syringe to a free end; an angiographic catheter; a syringe; and valve having a first port coupled to the catheter, a second port coupled with the syringe and a third port coupled hose free end, the valve... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090093736 - 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.

20090093735 - Test unit and test system for analyzing body fluids: The test unit for analyzing body fluids such as blood comprises a collecting element which has a microfluidic collecting area for the body fluid, and a test element which can be brought into fluidic connection with the collecting area by deflecting a transfer part of the collecting element in order... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

  
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20090088616 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: In the present invention, the means for fixing the part other than the tips of the optical fibers for irradiation and detection on the fixing member which is to fix the tips of the optical fiber for irradiation and detection on the subject, or, the means for fixing the optical... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090088617 - Phlebotomy needle with shape memory alloy flashback sensor: A phlebotomy device includes a needle defining a lumen and having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a sharpened tip configured to pierce tissue. The phlebotomy device further includes a sensor disposed at least partially within the lumen. The sensor has a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090088618 - System and method for manufacturing a swallowable sensor device: Methods and systems for manufacturing a swallowable sensor device are disclosed. Such a method includes mechanically coupling a plurality of internal components, wherein the plurality of internal components includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of projections extending radially outward. A cavity is filled with a potting material, and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090088619 - Self-locating sensor mounting apparatus: A self-locating mounting apparatus for holding objects such as sensors at specific positions on a subject's head includes a central mount constituted by a plurality of inextensible elements adapted to fit over the top of a subject's head. In addition, the mounting apparatus includes an adjustable circumferential band adapted to... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20090088620 - Quantitative clinical and pre-clinical imaging: In a clinical or preclinical imaging system, an image acquisition subsystem includes a data acquisition and image reconstruction elements generating clinical or preclinical images. A quantitative image processing subsystem generates variability metadata associated with the clinical or preclinical images, and a clinically or preclinically significant result with an associated confidence... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090088621 - Reference height calibration scheme for modular multi-modality medical imaging system: A reference height calibration procedure obtains a reference error value, which can be used to adjust a height calibration parameter for registering the fields of view (FOVs) of the modules of a multi-modality medical imaging system such as a SPECT-CT imaging system.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090088622 - Systems and methods for associating physiological data with image data: A method of processing image data that includes obtaining image data, determining a phase of a respiratory cycle, and associating the image data with the determined phase within 60 seconds, and more preferably, within 15 seconds, after the image data is obtained. A system for processing image data that includes... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group (varian)

20090088625 - photonic based non-invasive surgery system that includes automated cell control and eradication via pre-calculated feed-forward control plus image feedback control for targeted energy delivery: A photonic based non-invasive surgery system that includes an imaging device such as an MRI device and at least two beam generators for generating beams of energy for delivery to a target in the person's body, where the beams of energy intersect at a point. The system also includes a... Agent: Jones Day Attention: Peter G. Thurlow

20090088624 - Methods and apparatus for diagnosing and treating aneurysms: A method of developing a diagnosis and prognosis for an aneurysm in order to determine a procedure for treating the aneurysm. The method includes determining a first diameter of a blood vessel at a first location proximal to an aneurysm, and determining a second diameter of the blood vessel at... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090088635 - Method of enhancing ultrasound visibility of hyperechoic materials: A permanent or temporary marker is embedded within a hydrogel plug used in a biopsy procedure to indicate the location of a suspicious lesion so that the marker may be found in a subsequent surgical procedure. A combination of at least one permanent and at least one temporary marker may... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20090088636 - Apparatus for delivering high intensity focused ultrasound energy to a treatment site internal to a patient's body: An apparatus for delivering HIFU energy may include a probe with a plurality of leaves that provide a bowl-shaped HIFU therapy transducer. In once case, pins may slide within grooves in the leaves to deploy the leaves. In another case, spines may be configured to slide in a channel defined... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090088637 - Medical image diagnostic system, medical imaging apparatus, medical image storage apparatus, and medical image display apparatus: In a system for diagnoses of mammary glands and breasts using radiation and ultrasonic waves in combination, images are correlated for easier visual recognition. The system includes an apparatus for acquiring a radiation image of an object projected on a projection surface, acquiring an ultrasonic slice image of the object... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090088639 - Ultrasound device: An ultrasound device is provided. The ultrasound device includes an ultrasound transducer to be moved along an object to be examined and a control device that communicates with the ultrasound device, controls the transmit and receive mode of the ultrasound transducer and processes the ultrasound signals received. The ultrasound transducer... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090088640 - Automated view classification with echocardiographic data for gate localization or other purposes: A view represented by echocardiographic data is classified. A probabilistic boosting network is used to classify the view. The probabilistic boosting network may include multiple levels where each level has a multi-class local structure classifier and a plurality of local-structure detectors corresponding to the respective multiple classes. In each level,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090088641 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method for generating an ultrasonic image: A scanner transmits and receives ultrasonic waves at a specified pulse repetition frequency (PRF). A storage stores received signals acquired through the transmission and reception. A calculator generates a Doppler spectrum image by executing frequency analysis on the received signals. A display displays the Doppler spectrum image. When a desired... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090088644 - Circular arc wide beam transmission method and apparatus for ultrasonic imaging: A circular arc wide beam transmission method includes setting parameters for a focusing circular arc and calculating a transmission delay for each of the array elements in a transmission aperture of a probe based on the parameters for the focusing circular arc. An ultrasonic imaging system controls each array element... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090088645 - Portable ultrasonic diagnostic device: There is provided a portable ultrasonic diagnostic device wherein a handle for easy carriage or transportation is removably coupled to a main body. The portable ultrasonic diagnostic device comprises: a main body having two fixing holes at one edge thereof; a handle, one end portion and the opposite end portion... Agent: Jones Day

20090088654 - Ekg measurement device: The invention relates to an EKG measurement device. The EKG measurement device comprises a number of EKG electrodes and a common-mode measurement unit connected on its input side to the EKG electrodes. Inventively an EKG trigger unit is connected on its input side to the EKG electrodes and to the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090088652 - Physiological sensor placement and signal transmission device: A garment is used to facilitate the placement of biomedical sensors or other electrodes on the body. The garment is comfortable and allows freedom of movement much like typical clothing. Textile based electrical components are included in the garment which are capable of transmitting an electrical signal to and from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090088655 - Method and apparatus for quantitative assessment of cardiac electrical events: Method and apparatus for computer enabled analysis of ECG (electro cardiographic) data by exploiting computerized three-dimensional spatial presentation of the measured data using vectors. A three-dimensional presentation of the human heart may be correlated with waveforms specific for standard ECG or derived ECG signals based on the dipole approximation of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090088656 - Fluid drying mechanism: There is provided an exhaled breath moisture reduction system including a dryer mechanism and a connector adapted to connect the dryer mechanism proximate to a respiratory output device. There is also provided an exhaled breath sampling assembly including an airway adaptor and a moisture reduction sleeve comprising a material adapted... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090088665 - Marker device and method of deploying a cavity marker using a surgical biopsy device: A biopsy marker introduction assembly is configured for introduction through a specimen retrieval recess into a probe cutter lumen of a handheld breast biopsy handle. Advancing the cutter causes an extending deployment rod to distally translate within an introducer tube of the introduction assembly, pushing a biopsy marker out of... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090088664 - Surgical device and method for using same: A method of using a surgical system that includes an outer cannula is disclosed. The method includes removably mounting a surgical device to an adapter. The adapter is secured to a stage. The surgical device and adapter is positioned at a predetermined location for inserting the outer cannula toward a... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090088666 - Surgical device: A surgical device is disclosed. The surgical device comprises a housing, a cutting element, a spool, a piston, and a spring. The cutting element extends from the housing at the distal end of the housing. The cutting element comprises an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The spool is engaged... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

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