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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090163761 - Bone growth stimulator: A bone growth stimulator is provided. In one embodiment, the device has an elliptically shaped transducer coil. The coil provides increased therapeutic benefit to a wearer. An elliptically shaped housing supports and contains the coil. The housing includes a curvature when viewed in profile, such that a first surface of... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090163762 - Device for the regeneration and prevention of degeneration of the cartilaginous tissue and subchrondral bone, the proliferation of chondrocytes and for blocking or reducing the fibroblastic evolution of chondrocytes and mesenchymal cells by means of a pul: Device for the regeneration and prevention of degeneration of the cartilage and subchondral bone, the proliferation of chondrocytes and for blocking or reducing the fibroblastic evolution of chondrocytes and mesenchymal cells by means of electromagnetic waves comprising a device for generating a periodic signal u(t) and a power amplifier suitable... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090163763 - Body fluid flow control method and device: An implantable apparatus and a method for controlling fluid flow within a host body, for example for use as an incontinence device. A constricting member is provided for reducing fluid flow within a body canal when in a closed position, and for allowing fluid flow within the body canal when... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson, Akerman Senterfitt

20090163764 - Methods of determining human egg competency: The inventors have discovered inter alia, that when the chromosome complement of a first polar body (PB-I) is normal, it alone is in more than 80% of cases sufficient to predict that an embryo which has developed from an oocyte associated with the PB-I is also normal and competent. As... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090163765 - Catheter for artificial insemination in animals: The invention discloses an improved catheter for artificial insemination in animals, comprising primarily a simple improvement of the nozzle mounted at the front end of catheter. The nozzle is predefined on its peripheral surface with pores, channels, or indented texts or patterns of different shapes, which can be used to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090163766 - Multiple portal guide: The present disclosure relates to a guide assembly including a guide having a body and a joint including at least one through hole, wherein the joint is configured for sliding along a length of the body, and a first surgical device. The guide is coupled to the first surgical device... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20090163767 - Tranlumen endoscope insertion surgery: An intraluminal endoscope inserting method according to the present invention is a method of forming a first opening in a wall of a first luminal organ while observing optical and ultrasonic images formed by an ultrasonic endoscope inserted into a first luminal organ through a natural opening, forming a second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090163768 - Magnetic introducer systems and methods: Systems and methods for placing a treatment device within a patient involve advancing a magnetic first introducer into the patient, advancing a magnetic second introducer into the patient, coupling the first introducer with the second introducer via magnetic force, and using the introducer devices to place a treatment device at... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090163769 - Endoscope including a multifunction conductor: In one embodiment, an endoscope includes an elongate member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is configured to be inserted into a body lumen. An electrical component is disposed within the distal end portion of the elongate member and configured to produce... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090163770 - Cannula: The present disclosure relates to a cannula. The cannula includes a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end and a handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft. The distal end of the shaft includes a tip having a spherical radius.... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20090163772 - Transmitting/receiving system and medical system: A transmitting/receiving system includes a transmitting apparatus that generate modulated signals each containing a broadband signal component and a narrowband signal component, and transmits the modulated signals to the outside; and a receiving device that receives the modulated signals via at least three receiving antennas. The receiving device includes a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090163771 - Wireless in-vivo information acquiring apparatus, wireless in-vivo information acquiring system, and communication apparatus: A communication apparatus (3) arranged outside a subject (1) has an external device (32) which sequentially transmits control signals. A capsule endoscope (2) is introduced inside the subject (1). Thereafter, a system control circuit controls a driving of an intra-capsule function executing circuit so as to start driving at a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090163773 - Surgery assisting instrument for retinal surgery: A surgery assisting instrument for retinal surgery includes a cylinder and a strip connected with each other. The cylinder and the strip are made of a soft and biocompatible material. The cylinder is preferably connected with the strip at a side surface and close to an edge of the strip.... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090163781 - 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

20090163776 - Apparatus, method and computer readable code for forecasting the onset of potentially life-threatening disease: Methods, systems and computer-readable code for generating a forecast of a life-threatening condition, for example sepsis, in a subject, for example an infant, are disclosed. According to some embodiments, the forecast is generated in accordance with measurement values for a plurality of different vital sign parameters. In exemplary embodiments, vital... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090163779 - Detection of conditions from sound: Disclosed are various systems, methods, and programs embodied in a computer-readable medium for sound analysis. The sound analysis involves transforming a sound print into a frequency domain in a memory to generate a frequency spectrum. A plurality of signatures are identified in the frequency spectrum. Also, a plurality of frequency... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090163782 - Implantable device with sensors for differential monitoring of internal condition: The present invention is directed to implantable devices and systems for the differential monitoring the condition of the tissue or fluid emitted from the site in proximity to the implants. The invention may also include modifications of the implantable device to stabilize or immobilize the device in the proximity of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090163774 - Managment and diagnostic system for patient monitoring and symptom analysis: A patient monitoring system collects data regarding physiological characteristics of an individual and analyzes that data to determine its validity and to identify any conditions present in the individual. The system can also perform a trend analysis to predict the onset of a condition in the individual. If a condition... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090163777 - Methods and systems for comparing media content: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting to at least one member of a population a plurality of avatars associated with at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090163778 - Personal warning apparatus: Personal warning apparatus and method for use in particular with infants susceptible to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, has a relative motion detector to be positioned on or about an individual, and a communication means operatively connected thereto optionally via an evaluation module, the apparatus featuring a predetermined activation threshold to... Agent: Gregory B. Coy Krieg Devault LLP

20090163775 - Physiological sensor: A sensor used to measure physiological characteristics of body tissues is provided. The physiological sensor includes a first light source assembly having a first light source in parallel with a second light source. Each of the first light source and the second light source have an anode and a cathode.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090163780 - System and method for locating detachment zone of a detachable implant: A system and method for quickly detaching an implant and for locating the detachment zone of a detachable implant. A sensor determines a sudden change in the local environment as the sensor passes from within a microcatheter to being exposed to the vasculature. The sensor may be a temperature sensor,... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090163783 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: Embodiments disclosed may include a sensor which may be adapted to provide information related to its position on a patient's tissue. A sensor may be provided with tissue contact sensors which may relay a signal related to the sensor's proper placement adjacent a patient's tissue. Such a sensor may be... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090163786 - Optical system for measuring metabolism in a body, method and program: In the past, comparison of mean values or variances measured from multiple subjects with one another has been a mainstream of diagnostic support to be achieved using cerebral activity signals. However, in this case, it is hard to absorb individual differences, and the precision in a diagnostic support technology is... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090163784 - Ultra-low-power pulse oximeter implemented with an energy-efficient photoreceptor: An energy-efficient photoreceptor apparatus and a transimpedance amplifier apparatus having high energy-efficiency and low power consumption of which are achieved through multiple distributed gain amplification stages, adaptive loop gain control circuitry and unilateralization, thereby enabling fast and precise performance over a wide range of input-current levels. The high-energy efficiency, robust... Agent: Barry Kramer Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090163785 - Virtual non-invasive blood analysis device workstation and associated methods: A virtual non-invasive blood analysis device workstation includes a light source adjacent the body part of a person for illuminating a portion of a blood vessel therein. A magnification device magnifies particles of substances in the illuminated portion of the blood vessel, and an imaging device captures images of the... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20090163787 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: In an embodiment, a sensor may be adapted to provide information related to its position on a patient's tissue. postioned adjacenta sensor may be provided with tissue contact sensors which may relay a signal related to the proper placement of the sensor relative to the tissue of a patient. Such... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090163788 - 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

20090163789 - 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

20090163790 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090163791 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090163792 - Analyzer for measuring blood gas parameters: The invention relates to a method and device for measuring blood gas parameters, preferably pH, pCO2, and pO2, in a blood sample, where the blood sample of a patient is fed into at least one measuring cell of an analyzer. In order to obtain accurate values for the blood gas... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090163793 - Blood glucose system having time synchronization: The present invention provides a blood glucose system for treating a glucose metabolic disorder. The system includes a dosing device having a counter for generating a count and memory for storing dose quantities and counts, a blood glucose measuring device having memory for storing blood glucose measurements and measurement times,... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20090163794 - Devices and methods for cardiac mapping of an annular region: A catheter maps an electrical conduction pattern in an annular region of a heart. The catheter has a tubular shaft that has a pre-shaped curved distal section adjacent the distal end thereof, and at least one lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end of the shaft, with... Agent: Raymond Sun

20090163795 - Capacitive uterine contraction sensor: A capacitive uterine contraction sensor includes an insulating substrate, a first electrode disposed on one side of the substrate, and a second electrode positioned on the first side of the substrate in a spaced relation to the first electrode. The second electrode is configured to move toward or away from... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090163796 - Method of calibrating a biometric device: A method of calibrating a biometric device useful to measure a target dimension of a physiological tissue is provided comprising the steps of: measuring the target dimension of at least two samples of a reference material with the device to provide an actual output, wherein the reference material possesses at... Agent: Valentine A Cottrill Susan Tandan

20090163798 - Apparatus and method for detection and monitoring of electrical activity and motion in the presence of a magnetic field: The invention generally provides a method of detecting or monitoring the characteristics (including change over time) of at least one electrical indicator of the function of a tissue in a biological organism in the presence of a magnetic field. Preferably, the magnetic field is generated by a magnetic resonance imaging... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090163797 - Parallel magnetic resonance imaging: The invention relates to a device (1) for magnetic resonance imaging of a body (7) placed in a stationary and substantially homogeneous main magnetic field. In order to provide an MR device (1) which is arranged to automatically select an optimum subsampling scheme for three-dimensional SENSE, the invention proposes to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090163799 - Detection of the position of a moving object and treatment method: The invention relates to a method for determining the position of an object moving within a body, wherein the body is connected to markers, a movement signal is determined based on the measured movement of the markers, images are taken from the object using a camera or detector, wherein the... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090163800 - Tools and methods for visualization and motion compensation during electrophysiology procedures: A method for real-time cardiac visualization includes acquiring fluoroscope imagery from two planes. The location of at least one electrophysiology (EP) device is marked within the fluoroscope imagery from each of the two planes. The location information for the at least one EP device is combined within each of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090163801 - System for displaying data relating to energy emitting treatment devices together with electrophysiological mapping data: A system and method for treatment of tissue is provided. An electronic control unit is configured to generate displays signals used to create a graphical user interface. The display signals are generated in response to a first set of position signals indicative of the position of an electrophysiology mapping electrode... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090163802 - Fluoroscopic imaging system: A liquid injector (400) injects a medical liquid into a patient whose fluoroscopic image data is to be picked up, and generates injection history data corresponding to the injection. A control box (500) allocates identification data associated with the fluoroscopic image data to the injection history data, and PACS (300)... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090163803 - Powerhead of a power injection system: A contrast media injection system includes detects the absolute position of the syringe ram using a non-contact sensor. A series of magnets and Hall-Effect sensors may be used or an opto-reflective system. Illuminated knobs that are connected to the drive mechanism for the syringe ram rotate with the drive and... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090163804 - Ultrasonic detection of brachytherapy seeds based on singular spectrum analysis: The present invention provides a method for detecting and locating brachytherapy seeds using Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA). The method exploits the presence of seed-specific repetitive echo signals in detecting seeds and determining their location. Radio frequency (rf) echo signals received from a scanned area of interest are converted to zero-mean... Agent: Keith D. Nowak

20090163805 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A calculator 3 uses a signal from a receiver-transmitter 2 to calculate the motion velocity or the move displacement of body tissue and the strain variation of the body tissue. A frequency analyzer 4 conducts frequency analysis of the motion velocity and the move displacement of the body tissue found... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090163806 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic stress image acquisition method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprises a condition defining/stress data acquiring section for defining a predetermined strain processing condition, radiating an ultrasonic wave to a tissue of a subject to be examined and acquiring stress image data according to the reception signal obtained from the reflected ultrasonic wave in the state... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090163808 - Echographic imaging device, and apparatus for detecting and destroying solid concretions, which apparatus incorporates such a device: The present invention relates to a real-time echographic imaging device comprising at least one echographic probe incorporating an ultrasound transducer connected electrically to a current generator for generating ultrasound waves. Said echographic imaging device further comprises an arm of longitudinal axis X-X′ and supporting the echographic probe, which arm is... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090163807 - Finger-mounted or robot-mounted transducer device: A transducer device for therapeutic applications is disclosed. The transducer device may include a mounting body configured for mounting the device to a finger of an operator of the device. The transducer device may also include a transducer housing connected to the mounting body that defines a receiving portion. The... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090163809 - Medical method and associated apparatus utilizable in accessing internal organs through skin surface: A medical apparatus includes a scanner for generating raw image data of internal tissue structures of a patient, and a computer operatively connected to the scanner and programmed to derive a three-dimensional electronic map or model of the internal tissue structures from the raw data. An image reproduction device is... Agent: R. Neil Sudol

20090163810 - Sensor guided catheter navigation system: A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a position sensor. The method may also comprise capturing a plurality of 4D surface registration points in... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090163814 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and operating device thereof: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an operating unit for enabling the operator to input instructions, a signal processing unit which produces ultrasonic image data on the basis of echo signals obtained by transmitting an ultrasonic wave, and an image display unit on which an ultrasonic image based on the ultrasonic... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090163813 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and stress echo browsing apparatus: In plural types of stress echocardiographies, every time a single type of stress or plural types of stresses are applied to a site in plural examination stages for the respective types, a data acquiring part transmits ultrasonic waves to a subject of a data acquisition target, and when reflected waves... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090163811 - Ultrasonograph: The present invention is to provide an ultrasonograph which can accurately measure an IMT value of a blood vessel by using an ultrasonic wave. The ultrasonograph includes an ultrasonic signal emitting unit (1) for emitting an ultrasonic signal, an ultrasonic echo receiving unit (2) for receiving, as a reflected signal,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090163812 - Ultrasonographic device and ultrasonographic method: An ultrasonographic device is equipped with selecting means for selecting a site for detecting the position of a boundary of an organ of the examinee on the ultrasonic image displayed on the display means, boundary extracting filter setting means for setting a boundary extracting filter comprising two areas which are... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090163815 - Ultrasonic diagnosis device, ultrasonic image analysis device, and ultrasonic image analysis method: A motion parameter measuring unit two-dimensionally measures a motion parameter of a myocardial tissue by a tracking process on time-series ultrasonic image data acquired by transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves to and from a sample. On the other hand, a time phase setting unit adds a diastolic heartbeat time... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090163816 - Ultrasonographic device: The present invention provides an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus realizing improved visibility of a contour shape of signal components in an ultrasonic blood flow spectrum display image. The apparatus includes a gray-level correction unit for correcting intensity of an output result of a Doppler processing unit. The Doppler processing unit calculates... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090163817 - Rotary transformer: Described herein are rotary transformers for coupling signals between components that rotate relative to one another. In an exemplary embodiment, a rotary transformer comprises a rotary shaft, a first magnetic core on the rotary shaft, and a first winding wound around the first magnetic core. The rotary transformer further comprises... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090163818 - Low profile intravascular ultrasound catheter: The present invention provides low profile intravascular ultrasound catheters adapted to access sites within the patient's body through narrow blood vessels, e.g., the radial artery. In an embodiment, a low profile catheter comprises an catheter sheath, a short guidewire receiver attached to the distal end of the catheter sheath, and... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090163819 - Body monitoring device, body data acquiring method and method of determining the presence, location and/or stage of a wound: Body monitoring device, having a surface and configured to be applied to and/or near the body, comprising at least one light source and at least one photo detector, wherein the at least one light source emits light in at least a direction away from said surface and wherein the at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090163820 - Cordless charger for a wearable patient monitor: The present application discloses a cordless charger for a wearable patient monitor. When a patient (10) is diagnosed with a heart condition, or suspected heart condition, they are prescribed a patient monitoring system. The system includes monitors (12) that the patient (10) wears to collect the data of interest. Each... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090163821 - Method and apparatus for a continuous non-invasive and non-obstrusive monitoring of blood pressure: where PW is the value measured in step a), (CO, BP) corresponds to a predicted value of the Pulse Wave parameter computed according to a model of the segment of the arterial tree, the value (CO) of the Cardiac Output parameter measured in step b) and an hypothesized value of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090163822 - Method of measuring pressure with a septal lead: A method of measuring pressure through a septum in a patient's heart is provided. A lead inserted into the right side of a heart is routed through the septum to gain access to the left side of the heart. The lead includes a mounting mechanism that secures the lead to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20090163823 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus enabling accurate blood pressure measurement: A blood pressure measuring apparatus controls a winding mechanism in parallel with increase or decrease of a pressure of a measuring fluid bladder after the measuring fluid bladder is wound around a measurement region. Therefore, a change in a winding state of the measuring fluid bladder is prevented. Additionally, measurement... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090163824 - Living body information measuring apparatus: A living body information measuring apparatus can suppress the bulge of tendons due to the bending of a wrist or fingers, and has good contact intimacy with arteries, making it possible to make accurate measurements of living body information. A cuff is formed of: a compression fluid bag which is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090163825 - Non-invasive method and system of signaling a hyper or hypoglycemic state: A method and system for determining a hyper or hypoglycemic state in a diabetic patient using acetone concentration in exhaled breath by means of a nasal device containing an acetone sensor. When a hyper or hypoglycemic state is detected, an alarm is issued. The alarm can be audible and/or can... Agent: Cozen O'connor, P.C.

20090163826 - Memristor crossbar neural interface: A device includes an array of electrodes configured for attachment in or on the human head interconnected to control circuitry via a programmable crossbar signal processor having reconfigurable resistance states. In various embodiments the device may be used as a controller for a video game console, a robotic prosthesis, a... Agent: Blaise Mouttet

20090163827 - Time-based imaging: A method includes directing toward a portion of a subject's body a first pulse of electromagnetic energy. While the portion is in a functional state due to the first pulse, a second pulse is directed toward the portion. At a second-pulse time, reflected energy due to the second pulse is... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090163828 - Tinnitus testing device and method: Objectively identifying an acoustic characteristic of tinnitus of a subject. The subject is exposed to a sound pattern having a background acoustic signal preceding an audible silence. The background acoustic signal has a selected acoustic characteristic. An electrical response of the subject's central nervous system to the exposure to the... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090163829 - Biopsy device: A biopsy device is disclosed. The biopsy device includes a chamber having a body having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end includes an inlet. The biopsy device further includes a vacuum generator for generating negative and positive pressure and at least one first recessed area... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20090163830 - Biopsy cannula adjustable depth stop: A biopsy system with a grid plate used as either a lateral or medial compression plate of a localization fixture used with a breast coil includes a rotatable guide cube that may be inserted into a desired rectangular recess in the grid plate after rotating to position a selected guide... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090163832 - Data managing device for a diagnostic instrument: A data managing device for connection to a diagnostic instrument, having an outer casing which is sealed to prevent the entry of foreign substances. The data managing device includes a controller for controlling the operation of the data managing device, a casing for housing of the controller, a display in... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090163831 - Methods for the detection of ultraviolet light reactive alternative cellular energy pigments (ace-pigments): Ultraviolet light reactive alternative cellular energy pigments (ACE-pigments) are produced in response to certain types of viral infections, and in other pathological circumstances. ACE-pigments have energy transducing activities, and in particular have the capacity to convert various forms of physical energies, such as electromagnetic radiations, magnetic force and sound frequencies,... Agent: William John Martin

20090163833 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes an elongate wire body, and a marker at least at a distal-side portion of the wire body over the whole circumference to indicate the intracorporeal position of the wire body. The marker has a first line-forming portion and a second line-forming portion which intersect each other... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090163834 - Method and apparatus for displaying 3d images of a part of the skeleton: The present invention relates to a method of displaying pressures and forces on a part of the skeleton such as the feet which relate to movements of the human or animal body, especially movements of the lower skeleton, e.g. foot, ankle, knee or hip; as well as to a method... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090163835 - Method and apparatus to detect ambulation: Low frequency harmonics detected by an accelerometer in a wrist-mounted device are used to infer ambulation. The fundamental rhythm or pitch is extracted from gathered accelerometer data and the determined pitch and associated properties are used to infer whether a subject is walking or not walking.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090156879 - Selectable multi-lumen brachytherapy devices and methods: A brachytherapy treatment device includes at least one tubular insertion member and an expandable member. The tubular insertion member has proximal and distal ends and at least one radiation source lumen disposed along its length and branching at the distal end to provide a plurality of selectable radiation source lumens... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20090156880 - Selectable multi-lumen brachytherapy devices and methods: A brachytherapy treatment device includes at least one tubular insertion member and an expandable member. The tubular insertion member has proximal and distal ends and at least one radiation source lumen disposed along its length and branching at the distal end to provide a plurality of selectable radiation source lumens... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20090156881 - Convergent well irradiating plaque for choroidal melanoma: Provided in some embodiments is a device suitable for treating an eye that includes a housing and a plurality of fins. The housing includes a base and a rim coupled to the perimeter of the base. The base and the rim at least partially define a cavity in the housing,... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090156882 - Expandable brachytherapy apparatus and methods for using them: Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. The elongate members are movable between collapsed and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090156883 - Electromagnetic force for enhancing tissue repair: A time varying electromagnetic force sleeve (10) comprising a time varying electromagnetic force source (3) operatively connected to a coil (1) having a conductive portion (7), a coil support (5), and an interior portion wherein the interior portion defines a space that removably receives a mammalian body part. Also provided... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090156884 - Transcranial magnet stimulation of deep brain targets: The treatment of specific neurological and psychiatric illnesses using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) requires that specific neuroanatomical structures are targeted using specific pulse parameters. Described herein are methods of positioning and powering TMS electromagnets to selectively stimulate a deep brain target region while minimizing the impact on non-target regions between... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090156885 - Artificial heart system: A blood pump system includes two blood pumps, which may be implanted into a patient. The blood pumps may comprise VAD pumps. Control devices and methods operate the pumps such that they can function as a total artificial heart.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090156888 - Method and apparatus for preventing, controlling and/or treating eye fatigue and myopia: An apparatus and method for preventing, controlling and/or treating vision disorders, such as eye fatigue and myopia, comprises a panel or a plurality of panels with a contrast stimulus or contrast stimuli presented to a peripheral vision or peripheral visions. A contrast stimulus may be a spatial frequency contrast, a... Agent: Xianhui Su

20090156886 - Method and apparatus for providing automatic eye focused therapy: A method and system for providing therapy to a patient. A headset can be used that automatically provides stimulation to the eyes. A stimulator device may be worn over the chest that provides feedback data to a controller. The controller can analyze the received feedback data in order to update... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090156889 - Method of inducing sleep: m

20090156887 - System and method for perceiving and relaxing emotions: A system and method for perceiving and relaxing emotions are described. The system includes a biosensor, an emotion database, a media player, and an emotion analysis module. According to the method, first, the biosensor detects bio-signals from an individual. Next, the emotion analysis module analyzes the bio-signals to construct a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090156890 - Peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor delta (ppardelta) and the development of preimplantation embryos: Methods and compositions for enhancing development of a preimplantation mammalian embryo and for increasing the live birth potential of an in vitro fertilized mammalian embryo are disclosed. An in vitro method of activating the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor δ (PPARδ) in a preimplantation mammalian embryo comprises culturing an embryo in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090156892 - Cardiac harness: A cardiac harness for treating or preventing congestive heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart so as to apply a mild compressive force on the heart. In one embodiment, the cardiac harness comprises a plurality of spaced apart conductive panels arranged... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090156893 - Flattened tubular mesh sling and related methods: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to multilayer mesh slings formed from a tubular mesh material.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090156891 - Prolapse and perineal repair concepts: A pelvic implant assembly having a support member and an insertion tool. The insertion tool having an implant support portion for supporting the support member as it is being inserted into a tight therapeutic location within a patient. The support member is coupled to and extends between the implant support... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090156894 - Navigation for focused wave treatment: The invention generally relates to apparatuses and methods for shock wave treatment of the human body. In particular, the invention relates to navigational aspects of the shock wave treatments, including apparatuses and methods which enable accurate focusing of shock waves.... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090156895 - Precise endoscopic planning and visualization: Endoscopic poses are used to indicate the exact location and direction in which a physician must orient the endoscope to sample a region of interest (ROI) in an airway tree or other luminal structure. Using a patient-specific model of the anatomy derived from a 3D MDCT image, poses are chosen... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090156896 - Endoscope system, endoscope system control program, and endoscope system control method: An endoscope system includes an overtube (2) and an endoscope (1), where the overtube (2) is equipped with a shape-holding section (2b) capable of shape-holding and relaxing, a balloon (2a) provided at the distal end of the shape-holding section (2b) to fix the overtube (2) to a body cavity, and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090156897 - Rotating self-propelled endoscope device: A rotating self-propelled endoscope device 1 of the present invention comprises an insertion portion 2 to be inserted into a subject, a thrust generation portion 12 provided rotatably around a longitudinal axis of an outer circumference of the insertion portion, a rotary motive force generating unit 3 having a driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090156898 - Distal end hood for endoscope and endoscope with hood: An elastically deformable elastic deformation portion is disposed at a distal end portion of a cylindrical hood main body attached on an outer peripheral surface of a distal end portion of an endoscope, and the elastic deformation portion is configured such that a distal end portion of the elastic deformation... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090156900 - Extended spectral sensitivity endoscope system and method of using the same: A method according to an embodiment of the invention includes inserting an endoscope at least partially into a body lumen. At least a portion of the body lumen is illuminated at a first wavelength. The portion of the body lumen is illuminated at a second wavelength different than the first... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090156899 - Light-illuminating probe and fundus observing apparatus, fundus surgery apparatus, endoscope, and catheter using the light-illuminating probe: m

20090156901 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope including an insertion portion which is insertable into a living body; an illumination section which emits illumination light to an observation target region side in the living body; a light amount control section which performs light amount control to at least decrease an amount... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090156903 - Articulating hook elevator and arthroscopic method for using same: An articulating hook elevator for manipulating tissue during arthroscopic procedures. The articulating hook elevator comprises a shaft, a proximal end, and a distal end provided with an articulating paddle. The hook may be actuated by a switch and can articulate into a standard tip for traditional manipulation of tissue, or... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090156902 - Instruments and methods for minimally invasive tissue retraction and surgery: Methods and devices retract tissue for minimally invasive surgery in a patient. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from a first configuration for insertion that minimizes trauma to skin and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090156904 - Human physiological symptom detecting and processing device incorporated into transportation or moving facility: A human physiological symptom detecting and processing device incorporated into transportation or moving facility comprising two touch and press strips and a detecting and processing units. The former are used to detect the operator's physiological symptoms/signs by touch and press action and send related information to the latter with a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090156905 - Implantable optical sensor and method for manufacture: An implantable medical device is manufactured with a hermetically sealed housing and a modular assembly enclosed within the housing. The modular assembly includes a circuit board, an electronic component mounted on a top surface of the circuit board, and a wall formed having an outer surface and an inner surface... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090156907 - Methods and systems for specifying an avatar: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting at least one characteristic to at least one member of a population cohort; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population cohort, the at least one physiologic activity... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090156906 - Patient-centric data model for research and clinical applications: The invention relates to a federated patient-centric database which is modular and disease agnostic.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090156908 - Deriving patient activity information from sensed body electrical information: Electrodes of a subcutaneous monitoring system receive body electrical signals that indicate both cardiac and non-cardiac muscle activity. In general, non-cardiac muscle activity is often correlated with physical activity, and physical activity is typically a strong indicator of patient health. Exemplary systems and methods that detect non-cardiac muscle activity information... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090156909 - System for contextual display of data from an implantable medical device: Embodiments of the invention are related to data management systems, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes a video output and a processor in communication with the video output, wherein the video output and the processor are configured to display information regarding a patient in a first format... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090156910 - Noninvasive glucose monitor and method: An instrument and method for determining the current blood glucose level of an individual by noninvasive measurement of the current electrical capacitance of the outer surface of the skin of such individual and comparing that current capacitance level to stored data of previously determined capacitance levels of the skin and... Agent: William Nitkin

20090156911 - Low draw volume analyte detection systems: Systems and methods for determining the concentration of an analyte in a sample such as bodily fluid are disclosed. Systems and methods disclosed herein comprise reducing the volume of sample withdrawn from the source of biological fluid. Low draw volume systems can be implemented using small inner diameter tube, valves... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090156913 - Ceramic emitter substrate: A ceramic emitter substrate has a substrate body with top and bottom sides and a cavity disposed on the top side. Bonding pads are disposed within the cavity and solder pads are disposed on the bottom side. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are electrically connected to the bonding pads. Low-resistance conductors... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090156912 - Implantable optical sensor and method for manufacture: An implantable optical sensor and associated manufacturing method include a sensor housing having an inner surface and an outer surface and a window formed in the housing extending between the housing inner surface and the housing outer surface. An opto-electronic device enclosed within the housing and having a photonic surface... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090156914 - Medical sensor and techinique for using the same: A sensor is provided that is appropriate for transcutaneous detection of tissue or blood constituents. A sensor for tissue constituent detection may include a gas collection chamber with a conduit to a sensing component and a conduit from the sensing component to the chamber. A sensor as provided may also... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090156915 - Glucose monitor and method of use thereof: An apparatus for monitoring glucose comprising a processor, an indicating mechanism and sensors that are disposed proximate the skin of a person when the skin is in contact with a motor vehicle operational component such as the steering wheel. The apparatus for monitoring glucose measures the driver's glucose concentration via... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20090156916 - Catheter systems with blood measurement device and methods: Catheter systems with blood measurement device and methods are disclosed. An exemplary catheter system for use in positioning a distal end of a catheter body at a desired location in a patient's body may include a needle provided at the distal end of the catheter body to withdraw blood from... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner

20090156917 - Controlling transfer of objects affecting optical characteristics: An implantable product such as an article, device, or system can include analyte and non-analyte containers in parts that can be operated as optical cavities. The product can also include fluidic components such as filter assemblies that control transfer of objects that affect or shift spectrum features or characteristics such... Agent: Leading Edge Law Group, PLC/xerox-parc

20090156918 - Implantable optical sensor and method for use: An implantable medical device includes a hermetically sealed housing and a first light emitting diode (LED) enclosed within the housing configured to detect light corresponding to a selected light wavelength. A conductive element extends from the LED for carrying a current signal corresponding to the light detected by the LED,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090156919 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090156920 - Layered sensor for determining an analyte concentration: An implantable sensor is provide which can be used for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a medium, in particular a body tissue and/or a body fluid. The implantable sensor has a layered construction with at least one insulating carrier substrate and at least two electrodes which... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090156922 - Blood monitoring system: The present invention is directed towards apparatuses and methods for the automated measurement of blood analytes and blood parameters for bedside monitoring of patient blood chemistry. Particularly, the current invention discloses a programmable system that can automatically draw blood samples at a suitable programmable time frequency (or at predetermined timing),... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090156921 - Cardiac ablation catheter with oxygen saturation sensor: Positioning of the distal end of a catheter at a desired location, for example, in the desired atrium of a patient's heart, can be determined or verified through measurement of blood gas values proximate to the distal end. In one embodiment, an oximeter is used to monitor oxygen saturation, for... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090156923 - Meter having post-meal test-time alarm: A method for using a meter and a meter (10) adapted to determine an analyte concentration reading, the meter comprising a display (12) adapted to display information to a user of the meter, the display including information directed to a post-meal test-time alarm (22″) that is adapted to remind the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090156924 - Systems and methods for processing sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor data are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for calibration of a continuous analyte sensor. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for classification of a level of noise on a sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods are... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090156925 - Active dry sensor module for measurement of bioelectricity: An active dry sensor module for measurement of bioelectricity is disclosed. The active dry sensor module of the present invention excludes the use of a conductive gel, thereby not supplying unpleasantness and discomfort to a reagent and preventing the interference of the signal due to a noise component. Further, the... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090156926 - Integrated system for intravascular placement of a catheter: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient'vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090156927 - Angiographic method and apparatus allowing identification of contrast agent propagation: In a method and apparatus for acquisition of angiographic data sets of a region of an examination subject, into whose bloodstream a contrast agent has been introduced, a data set of the region to be examined is acquired during a first propagation phase of the contrast agent in the bloodstream... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090156929 - Methods for imaging a delivery system: A method for imaging a delivery system is disclosed. The method includes positioning an implantable device within a delivery apparatus. The implantable device has a first base material that includes a mixture of which a first radiopaque material is a component and/or coating at least a portion of the first... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090156928 - Radiopaque and septum-based indicators for a multi-lumen implantable port: An implantable multi-lumen access port including indicators for ascertaining characteristics of the port is disclosed. In one embodiment, the access port comprises a housing that defines a first reservoir and a second reservoir. A first septum and second septum are respectively coupled with the housing to provide selective access to... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090156930 - Imaging simulation from a reference to a tilt angle: A method including obtaining reference image data-sets of a tissue related to respective reference patient tilt angles, wherein each reference image data-set is associated with a respective tilt angle, which is a combination of axial and transverse gravitational force components applied to the tissue, using the reference image data-sets to... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein

20090156931 - Chemical liquid injection system: A chemical liquid injector comprises liquid syringe 200 and a chemical liquid injector. Liquid syringe 200 has cylinder member 210, a piston member and RFID tag 230 put on an outer circumference of cylinder member 210. The chemical liquid injector has cylinder holding mechanism 120 for holding cylinder member 210,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090156932 - Device and method for in vivo flow cytometry using the detection of photoacoustic waves: A photoacoustic flow cytometry (PAFC) device for the in vivo detection of cells circulating in blood or lymphatic vessels is described. Ultrasound transducers attached to the skin of an organism detect the photoacoustic ultrasound waves emitted by target objects in response to their illumination by at least one pulse of... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC Suite 1100

20090156934 - Ultrasound imaging system including a graphic processing unit: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system. The ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound diagnostic unit and an image processing unit. The ultrasound diagnostic unit transmits ultrasound signals to a target object and forms receive data based on ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object. The image... Agent: Jones Day

20090156933 - Ultrasound system for reliable 3d assessment of right ventricle of the heart and method of doing the same: The present invention relates to a method and a system for right ventricular 3D quantification by registering and merging or fusing together several (2-5) 3D acquisitions for an extended field of view in 3D to have the right ventricle in one 3D data set.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090156935 - Three dimensional diagnostic ultrasound imaging system with image reversal and inversion: A three dimensional ultrasonic imaging system acquires 3D image data from a volumetric region and processes the image data to produce a live 3D image of the volumetric region in a given orientation. A user control can be switched by a user to present the image in a different orientation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090156937 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of controlling the same: In an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, a scan controller inputs a trigger signal corresponding to heartbeat period, scans an ultrasonic beam such that a particular diagnostic region of a body under examination is scanned with the ultrasonic beam a plurality of times in response to each trigger signal, and controls the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090156936 - Ultrasound 3d imaging system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system in which the scan head either includes a beamformer circuit that performs far field subarray beamforming or includes a sparse array selecting circuit that actuates selected elements. When used with second stage beamforming system, three dimensional ultrasound images can be generated.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090156938 - Method and apparatus for implementing doppler scan conversion: A method for Doppler scan conversion includes storing coded envelope values together with spectrum data in a memory out of a logic device with a large capacity, which increases the number of envelopes stored, reduces the use of the restricted embedded memory resources, and can also achieve the envelope switching... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090156939 - Composite passive materials for ultrasound transducers: Provided herein are composite passive layers for ultrasound transducers having acoustic properties that can be easily tailored to the needs of the transducer application using current microfabrication techniques. In an embodiment, a passive layer comprises metal posts embedded in a polymer matrix or other material. The acoustic properties of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090156940 - Dual-layer transducer for rectilinear or curvilinear three-dimensional broadband ultrasound: Dual-layer acoustic transducer array designs, related fabrication methods, and ultrasound imaging techniques are described. The designs include two perpendicular 1-D arrays for clinical 3-D acoustic imaging of targets near the transducer. These targets can include the breast, carotid artery, prostate, and musculoskeletal system among others. The transducer designs reduce the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090156941 - Telescope for an imaging catheter: A catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and comprises an outer tube having a proximal end, an inner sheath slidingly received within the outer tube and extending distally from the outer tube, and a rotatable shaft extending from the proximal end of the outer tube to within... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090156943 - Fiber optic based detection of autofluorescent bacterial pathogens: Disclosed are methods and devices for continuous in vivo monitoring of a potential bacterial infection site. Disclosed devices may be utilized to alert patients and/or health care providers to the presence of pathogenic bacteria at an early stage of a hospital acquired infection, thereby providing for earlier intervention and improved... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090156942 - Resonance energy transfer based detection of nosocomial infection: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for detection of hospital acquired infections. Disclosed methods may be utilized for continuous in vivo monitoring of a potential infection site or for periodic in vitro monitoring of tissue or fluid from a patient and may be utilized to alert patients and/or health care... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090156944 - Electronic device and method: There is provided electronic device, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive heart rate data generated by a heart rate measuring system; a calculation unit configured to calculate heart rate variation data on the basis of the received heart rate data. The electronic device further comprises: a processing unit configured... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090156945 - Monitoring respiratory variation of pulse pressure: A monitoring device may include a display, an input device to receive patient-related data, and logic. The logic may determine the pulse pressure of the patient based on the patient-related data, calculate a respiratory variation of the pulse pressure of the patient, and generate a first value based on the... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20090156946 - Blood pressure motion sensing: The invention relates to a blood pressure monitor for measuring the blood pressure of a person including a blood pressure cuff. The blood pressure monitor also includes an electro-pneumatic package. The electro-pneumatic package includes a pump, a valve, a pressure sensor, and one or more accelerometers. A pneumatic mechanical coupling... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090156947 - Knowledgebased image informatics system and method: The present invention is a system and method for analyzing medical images and image-derived data. Before the medical image procedure is accomplished, the present invention analyzes and reports on the appropriateness of the proposed procedure based upon known client data. After image and image-derived data is received from an image... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.

20090156948 - Heart rate meter and heart beat detecting method: A heart rate meter includes a heart beat detecting unit for detecting a heart beat waveform of a living body and a signal processor 4 for detecting a heart beat from the heart beat waveform. The signal processor 4 includes a heart beat signal generating processor 5 for adding a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090156949 - Medical device with real-time physiological signal analysis function: A medical device with real-time physiological signal analysis function is disclosed. An ECG signal is generated by detection of detection circuit to the human heart while conversion circuit receives the ECG signal and converts it into an ECG data. The ECG data is sent to a process control unit for... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090156950 - Multi-parameter based diagnosis of lung disease: A method and apparatus by which deceases are identified uses computer analysis of sound signals that are picked up from various locations on the chest walls of a subject by a modified stethoscope. The modification includes a small microphone in one of the hoses of the stethoscope. Signals from the... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20090156951 - Patient breathing modeling: A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a locatable guide. After an initial image set is acquired, an area of interest is identified and the movement... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090156952 - Apparatuses and methods for diagnosing and treating respiratory conditions: In one embodiment, a respiratory condition device includes a tube that defines a flow path for medicine that is to be delivered to a user respiratory system, a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure changes within the tube, and a medicine delivery device configured to eject medicine into the tube... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090156953 - Methods and devices for sensing respiration and providing ventilation therapy: Methods and systems are provided for intra-airway breath sensors where intra-airway breath sensors are not located within a ventilation gas delivery circuit, but are exposed to spontaneous respiration airflow from a patient. Furthermore, methods and systems of the present invention may be used to protect an intra-airway breath sensor from... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090156956 - Method of determining whether a test subject is a specific individual: This invention provides an EEG-based method of determining whether a test subject is a specific individual.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090156954 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for assessment of attentional impairments: A method, apparatus, and computer useable medium that provides, among other things, a standardized test protocol for screening and evaluation of attentional impairment using EEG data. Further, the method, apparatus, and computer program product enhances existing psychological, behavioral, and physiological EEG data acquisition systems by introducing a sequential stochastic model... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca + Quigg LLP

20090156955 - Methods and systems for comparing media content: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting to at least one member of a population a plurality of avatars associated with at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090156957 - Painless non-stimulating lead impedance measurement: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising, a plurality of electrodes configured to deliver defibrillation countershock energy to a subject, an impedance measurement circuit communicatively coupled to the electrodes and configured to measure the impedance between any two of the electrodes using a non-stimulating excitation signal, and a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090156958 - Devices and methods for percutaneous energy delivery: The invention provides a system and method for percutaneous energy delivery in an effective, manner using one or more probes. Additional variations of the system include array of probes configured to minimize the energy required to produce the desired effect.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090156959 - Stenger screening in automated diagnostic hearing test: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing. The patient is instructed and prompted for inputs and responses as needed. The patient and/or operator can select one or several tests to... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090156960 - Pressure sensing valve: A pressure sensing catheter having a pressure sensor and an antenna that is coupled to the pressure sensor, e.g., by a connector, are provided. The pressure sensor can be adapted to measure a pressure surrounding the catheter, and the antenna can be adapted to telemetrically communicate the measured pressure to... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090156961 - Localization mechanism for an mri compatible biopsy device: A localization mechanism, or fixture, is used in conjunction with a breast coil for breast compression and for guiding a core biopsy instrument during prone stereotactic biopsy procedures in both open and closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. The localization fixture can include a breast compression plate and a biopsy... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090156962 - Pap smear sampling device and system: A PAP smear sampling device includes a PAP smear brush having a base with peripheral bristles and a central brush for sampling both cervical and endo cervical areas. A break away handle is provided for supporting the brush from enabling depositing of the brush into a specimen capsule.... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20090156963 - Blood collection device with tube retaining structure: A blood collection device is disclosed which includes a body defining a receptacle dimensioned to receive a blood collection tube. The body has a first open end and a second end supporting a needle having a proximal end extending into the receptacle and a distal end extending distally of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090156964 - Flip-top integrated-diagnostic instrument: An integrated-diagnostic instrument adapted to determine an analyte concentration of a fluid sample using a test sensor is disclosed. The instrument comprises a first portion including at least one opening formed therein. The opening is adapted to receive a test sensor. The first portion forms at least one compartment adapted... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090156965 - Diagnostic interlabial pad: A diagnostic agent is delivered intravaginally or to the interlabial space by positioning an interlabial device, such as an absorbent pad, between the labia. The pad is retained between the labia to deliver an active agent, or allow a reaction with a diagnostic agent. Alternatively, the pad is applied after... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090156966 - Modular sensor cassette: The invention concerns a sensor cassette that can be inserted into an analyzer comprising a continuous measuring channel for receiving fluidic media and sensory elements for determining chemical and/or physical parameters of the fluidic media. According to the invention the sensor cassette consists of at least two permanently connected but... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090156967 - System for evaluating an infant's perception of aroma: Disclosed is a system, method, and device for detecting non-nutritive sucking events produced by an infant; patterns comprising such events (i.e., rhythmic sucking patterns, or RSPs); and relating said events and/or RSPs to an infant's response to a olfactory sensory input. The frequency and/or amplitude and/or other characteristics of non-nutritive... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

  
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20090149692 - Implants for use in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy that resist migration and rotation: In an embodiment a therapeutic member includes a single radioactive seed and is adapted to be implanted into patient tissue using a hollow needle. The seed includes a metallic housing with radioactive material contained within the metallic housing. A polymeric bio-adherent and/or bio-adhesive material surrounds at least a portion the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090149693 - Method for magnetic modulation of neural conduction: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with magnetic stimuli are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of blocking stimuli and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC

20090149694 - System for magnetic modulation of neural conduction: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with magnetic stimuli are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of blocking stimuli and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC

20090149695 - Catheter pump, catheter and fittings therefore and methods of using a catheter pump: A catheter pump includes a catheter channel communicating with a distal end portion of the catheter for alternatingly leading fluid in proximal and distal directions. At least one outlet passage is distally spaced from the inlet passage or passages. The catheter pump further includes a displacement structure communicating with the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090149696 - Method and apparatus for providing treatment in a warming device: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support platform, a patient chamber, a heating source, and a rigid connection member for connecting hoses to the patient chamber. The rigid connection member provide an interface between hoses disposed inside... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP (dmi)

20090149697 - Length-variable auditory ossicle prosthesis: An auditory ossicle prosthesis with a first and a second securing element for mechanical securement in the middle ear as well as a connecting element, which is rigidly connected to the securing elements and connects them to each other and has a receiving part and a push-in part that can... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090149698 - Weighted lap pad with sensory attachments: This kidney shaped, weighted lap pad is designed to have interchangeable items that stimulate sensory input (fidgets) attached to the top of it. This invention is designed to provide helpful sensory input to individuals with disabilities. Providing this input in a controlled manner inhibits the user from seeking sensory input... Agent: Cynthia L. Tastard

20090149699 - System for and method of controlling playback of audio signals: A system (1) and method for controlling the reproduction of audio signals via the monitoring of the state of relaxation of a person, wherein at least one physiological characteristic of the person is detected by means of a sensor (14), which characteristic assumes different values depending on different sleep phases... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090149700 - Method and apparatus for pubic sling insertion: An adjustable-length support sling assembly for internal placement within a patient includes a generally flat sling member formed of a mesh material. Each respective end of the sling member is permanently affixed to a corresponding anchor member. A portion of the sling member adjacent each respective end is folded upon... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090149701 - Apparatus for receiving a phallus: Apparatus (2) for receiving a phallus (4), which apparatus (2), comprises a frame (6), a diaphragm (8) supported by the frame (6), and an aperture (10) in the diaphragm (8), the apparatus (2) being such that: (i) the diaphragm (8) is made of a stretchable material; (ii) the stretchable material... Agent: Kirk Teska Iandiori Teska & Coleman

20090149702 - Holding cable, and observation apparatus and endoscope apparatus including holding cable: A holding cable of the invention includes: a tubular body including at one end thereof a fixing connector and at the other end thereof a coupling portion, the tubular body being configured by consecutively including a plurality of tubular members having at end portions thereof inner fitting portions and outer... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149703 - Endoscope insertion shape analysis apparatus and endoscope insertion shape analysis system: An electronic endoscope system as an endoscope insertion shape analysis apparatus of the invention includes: an electronic endoscope having an insertion portion to be inserted into a body cavity; a shape observation apparatus and the like for detecting a shape of the insertion portion by a plurality of source coils... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149706 - Endoscope apparatus and signal processing method thereof: A respective band signal conversion section of the present invention generates WLI-R, WL-G, and WLI-B for generating a normal observation light image and NBI-R, NBI-G, and NBI-B for generating a narrow-band light image from an RGB image signal obtained by irradiation with frame sequential light of a set of a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149705 - Imaging-device driving unit, electronic endoscope, and endoscope system: An imaging-device driving unit comprising a detector and an exposure controller is provided. The imaging-device driving unit controls a CMOS imaging device amounted in an endoscope. The detector detects the pattern of emitted illumination light. The illumination light is emitted by a light source. The illumination light is shone on... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090149704 - In-vivo information acquiring system and body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an in-vivo image of a subject; a signal processing unit that writes the in-vivo image in a memory, reads the in-vivo image from the memory on a pixel basis and converts the in-vivo image to serial information to transfer the serial... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149707 - Endoscopic bone debridement portal: The present invention relates to an endoscopic bone debridement portal extending between an incision and a surgical site and adapted for receiving plural surgical tools and an endoscopic trephine, said endoscopic bone debridement portal comprising an elongated sleeve presenting a central channel and extending between a medial incision associated with... Agent: Intellectual Property Center, LLC

20090149708 - Treatment techniques using ingestible device: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and systems are described that determine a control command at a patient internal device within a patient, and provide the control command to an ingestible device within the patient, the control command including instructions to the ingestible device to control an operation thereof.... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090149709 - Operation apparatus and operation apparatus for endoscope: A central neutral position in a rotational movement range of a stick shaft of a joystick apparatus attached to a main body part of a remote controller operation portion and rotationally moving about a rotational movement supporting point is set to a tilt angle tilted toward a grip portion by... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090149710 - Selective stiffening devices and methods: Methods and devices are provided for selectively stiffening a surgical device. In one exemplary embodiment a surgical device is provided that includes a flexible elongate insertion element and a stiffening element that extends along at least a portion of the insertion element. The insertion element can be, for example, an... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090149711 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system includes an endoscope with a bending portion installed on a distal side of an insertion portion; a bending drive unit which drives and bends the bending portion electrically; a map information storage unit which stores map information digitized by associating an amount of bending and a corresponding... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149712 - Device for mucosa resection: To carry out a mucosa resection, liquid is injected beneath a tissue which is then separated by means of mechanical or electrosurgical equipment. A device is provided that includes a facility for endoscopic water-jet surgery with a control device for regulating the pressure at which a water jet is discharged... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090149713 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus of the present invention includes: a CCD; a plurality of LEDs for illuminating the field of vision for image pickup of the CCD; and a dimming circuit for detecting the brightness in the illumination area of each of the plurality of LEDs using the video signal obtained... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090149714 - Surgical devices and methods: A retractor is used for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. The procedure may be performed via a transgastric, a transvaginal, or a transcolonic route.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090149716 - Endoscopic system for accessing constrained surgical spaces: A retractor instrument for minimally invasive surgery may include a housing with a longitudinal axis, an arm extending from a distal end of the housing, and an actuation mechanism, wherein actuation of the actuation mechanism causes radial expansion of the arm relative to the longitudinal axis. The device may be... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090149715 - Surgical elevator oximeter: A surgical elevator has an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows measuring of oxygen saturation of a tissue.... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20090149717 - Interface for a health measurement and monitoring system: A testing system and method for providing a testing system includes a user interface having a display for displaying information relating to measurements of health data and an input device for receiving information from a user relating to the health data. Provided in connection with the user interface is an... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090149720 - Method for monitoring a person being examined: The invention relates to a method for monitoring recording of measurement data of a person being examined who is positioned on a couch in medical diagnostic equipment, comprising the following steps, recording the measurement data to create image data; detecting the pressure characteristic that is exerted on the couch by... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090149719 - System and method for performing remote patient risk assessment through a visual analog scale: A system and method for integrating qualitative assessment into remote patient management through a visual analog scale is provided. A query is associated to a physiological condition. A visual analog scale includes a linear gradient and, at each end, descriptors for a range of subjective and continuous responses to the... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090149718 - System for measuring bio-signals and method of providing health care service using the same: Disclosed herein is a bio-signal measurement system for measuring bio-signals and providing relevant health care service. The bio-signal measurement system includes a bio-signal measurement device and a portable terminal device. The bio-signal measurement device is formed in a necklace shape, and is configured to measure various bio-signals, perform signal processing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090149723 - Automated interpretive medical care system and methodology: Improved apparatus and methods for monitoring, diagnosing and treating at least one medical respiratory condition of a patient are provided, including a medical data input interface adapted to provide at least one medical parameter relating at least to the respiration of the patient, and a medical parameter interpretation functionality (104,... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090149724 - System and method for predicting septic shock: A model uses variables that are normally collected from a subject during treatment to determine whether the subject may be progressing toward septic shock.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090149721 - System for monitoring, analyzing and auto-feedback of health conditions: The invention provides a system for monitoring, analyzing and auto-feedback of health conditions. The system can analyze the conditions of a user by monitoring the distribution of fat, muscle activities, and changes of poses. The system can further suggest or instructs the user to do suitable exercise and adjust to... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Int''l Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20090149722 - Systems and methods to provide two-way communications: An electronic and transducer device can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance or other oral device to form a two-way communication assembly. In another embodiment, the device provides an electronic and transducer device that can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090149725 - Integrated fluid analyte meter system: An integrated meter system for determining information related to an analyte of a fluid sample includes a meter including a housing and a plurality of test sensors. Each of the plurality of test sensors includes a penetrating member, a testing portion, and a channel. The channel is adapted to receive... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090149726 - Spectroscopic detection of malaria via the eye: Methods, apparatus, and systems for detecting hemozoin and diagnosing malaria infection are disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090149727 - Noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor platform for mobile animals: A noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor platform for mobile animals such as small rodents, namely rats and mice is useful such as in a laboratory research environment. The noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor platform may be a collar which provides an easily affixed, adjustable attachment mechanism that encircles the animal, such as the neck.... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20090149728 - Blood contacting sensor: The invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting an analyte in blood. The apparatus is particularly suited for bringing a sensor into direct contact with blood in vivo. The apparatus comprises a sensor that detects the presence of an analyte and an assembly means. The assembly means has a sensor... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090149729 - Method of inputting data into analyte testing device: A meter is provided that includes an improved user interface that enables the user to take a specific action, leading them directly to data input options. Such a user interface could be used to input first selected information, such as whether a test was premeal or postmeal, immediately after receiving... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090149730 - Temperature probe unit: A sensor means in the form of a substantially flat package for receiving and transmitting temperature indicating signals, to be monitored, comprising in combination, a first layer in the form of an annulus having an undersurface to adhere to the skin of a patient, a second layer in the form... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20090149731 - Ecg electrode connector: Disclosed is an ECG electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ECG electrode press stud to the lead wire, provides enhanced ergonomics to the clinician, and may alleviate patient discomfort associated with the attachment and removal of ECG leads. The connector may be engaged... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090149732 - System for use of electrical resonant frequencies in analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues: A system for use of electrical resonant frequencies in analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissue includes elements for generating an EM wave having a selectable ratio of capacitance to inductance, modulated in a selectable electrical resonance (ER) frequency relative to the tissue, the tissue to be treated... Agent: Melvin K. Silverman And Assocs PC

20090149734 - Diagnostic imaging apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, and x-ray ct apparatus: A diagnostic imaging apparatus includes a ventricular volume-variation measuring unit that measures sequential variations in a size of a ventricle within at least one heart beat, from images of a heart scanned in each of a plurality of time phases; a scanning-condition setting unit that specifies a time phase of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090149733 - Extreme speed-up of acquisition of perfusion time series by cycled arterial spin labeling mri: Quantitative assessment of haemodynamics by cycled arterial spin labeling (CACL) that distinguishes between blood magnetization tagged by a specific labeling pulse, using a time series acquisition in which all measured data sets are used for reconstruction of each single time step, thereby reducing measurement time while maintaining signal-to-noise ration compared... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090149735 - Integrated external beam radiotherapy and mri system: A radiation therapy system comprises a radiation source generating a beam of radiation and a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. An interface acts between the radiation source and the MRI apparatus that permits irradiation to be performed simultaneously with imaging. The MRI apparatus and radiation source are coupled such that the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090149736 - Atomic magnetometer sensor array magnetic resonance imaging systems and methods: Devices disclosed according to various embodiments use one or more arrays of atomic magnetometers to directly detection of relaxation of magnetic field induced subatomic precession within a target specimen. The disclosed devices and methods relate to application of utilization of a magnetic sensor with unique properties requiring changes in design,... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20090149737 - Microcontroller system for identifying rf coils in the bore of a magnetic resonance imaging system: A method and apparatus for identifying local RF coils in a MR system includes a microcontroller that is provided in the bore of the system. The microprocessor determines when local RF coils are connected, identifies the coils, and provides the information to an MR scanner. The controller is shielded to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090149738 - Chest wall coil array for breast imaging: A RF coil array is provided for imaging a chest wall of a patient including a breast. The RF coil array includes a rigid cup-shaped element and a flexible, substantially flat portion. The rigid cup-shaped element is sized and dimensioned to receive a small breast, such as a post mastectomy... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090149740 - A medical intervention device: The invention relates to a device for a medical intervention in or on moving tissue of a living being, said device having a medical instrument provided for the intervention, a position detection system by means of which the position of the medical instrument in the body of the living being... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090149741 - Motion correction for tomographic medical image data of a patient: A method and apparatus for motion correction of medical image data of a patient are provided. Medical image data is obtained in a tomographic image recording process by back-projection from a number of projection images. The position of a magnetic location sensor, which is arranged on a medical implant inserted... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090149739 - Catheter device with a position sensor system for treating a vessel blockage using image monitoring: The invention relates to a catheter device, with a position sensor system, for treatment of a partial or complete vessel blockage under image monitoring, with the catheter device featuring a treatment catheter of a vessel blockage, especially by removal or destruction of plaque and/or expansion of the vessel,, which is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090149742 - Apparatus and method for imaging anterior eye part by optical coherence tomography: An optical coherence tomography (OCT) anterior eye part imaging apparatus includes a tomographic image obtaining unit obtaining a tomographic image of an anterior eye part of subject's eye in a depth direction by optical coherence tomography, an imaging unit imaging a frontal image of subject's eye, a display unit displaying... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090149743 - Medical fluid injection system: One embodiment provides a method of using contextual lighting to assist a user of a medical fluid injection system. In this embodiment, the method includes providing a lighted display in proximity to a component of the injection system during setup of the medical fluid injection system. If the user has... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090149744 - Chemical liquid infusion system: A chemical solution injection system, wherein a RFID chip (230) is mounted on a chemical liquid syringe (200) in the state of being wrapped around the outer surface of the cylinder member (210) thereof. An amplification antenna (240) wrapped one turn around the outer surface of the cylinder member (210)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090149745 - Keep vein open method and injector with keep vein open function: The present invention embodies a method and an injector adapted to incorporate this method, for keeping a patient's vein open during an intravenous contrast injector procedure without injecting a saline solution from a separate syringe. The injector includes a controller having a programmable software module to allow an operator to... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090149746 - Post-biopsy cavity treatment implants and methods: A method of forming a soft tissue biopsy cavity marker may include steps of providing a radio-opaque element and a bio-compatible and bio-degradable polymer such as alginate and delivering the provided radio-opaque element and the provided polymer to a biopsy site, such as a breast biopsy site. A gelling initiator... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young

20090149747 - Radio guided seed localization of imaged lesions: A method of removing lesions by implanting a radioactive seed at the location of the lesion, locating the lesion with the radioactive seed, and removing the lesion with the radioactive seed.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090149749 - Method and system for synchronized playback of ultrasound images: A method and system for synchronizing playback of ultrasound images based on user-defined parameters for concurrent and synchronous display. The method comprises defining corresponding intervals of first and second cardiac cycles captured by ultrasound imaging, associating such ultrasound images for substantially synchronized playback, and applying a selected playback speed or... Agent: Patent Administrator Proskauer Rose LLP

20090149748 - Portable pulmonary injury diagnostic devices and methods: Lung injury such as pneumothorax now can be diagnosed reliably, portably and quickly. Vibro-acoustic waves are sent through the chest and the resulting wave is measured. By analyzing attenuation characteristics determined by the geometry of the chest structures, a determination can be made of whether the patient's pleural space is... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090149751 - Systems and methods for determining intracranial pressure non-invasively and acoustic transducer assemblies for use in such systems: Systems and methods for determining ICP based on parameters that can be measured using non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques are provided. Systems for acquiring acoustic data from a desired target site in a subject's body using various types of acoustic source and detector elements are also provided, including single use... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20090149750 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The present invention provides an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that is capable of displaying an elastic image, enabling an accurate and easy identification of tissue characteristics of a diagnostic part. Elasticity data regarding a test object is obtained based on a received signal of an ultrasonic probe, and an elastic image... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090149752 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus: An ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus includes an elastic data processing section which processes a received signal detected by an ultrasound probe and generates elastic frame data, a display evaluation section which evaluates a display value of the elastic frame data based on various data in the generation of the elastic... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090149753 - Catheter-based acoustic radiation force impulse system: A probe, including an ablation element which is configured to perform ablation of tissue. The probe also includes an ultrasonic transducer, located in proximity to the ablation element, which is configured to transmit acoustic radiation force impulses (ARFIs) to the tissue, and to measure a displacement of the tissue in... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090149754 - 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 for receiving ultrasonic waves; an image generator unit for generating an ultrasonic image based on the echo signals received by the ultrasonic probe; a display unit for displaying an ultrasonic image generated by the image generator unit;... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090149755 - Ultrasound system and method of forming an ultrasound image: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system. The ultrasound system includes: an image processing unit for forming at least one 3-dimensional ultrasound image based on ultrasound echoes reflected from a target object; an input unit for receiving a setup instruction; and a control unit for outputting a first control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090149756 - Method, apparatus and computer program for three-dimensional ultrasound imaging: A method and apparatus for medical ultrasound imaging. A three dimensional image data of a whole organ is acquired at a first resolution during a cardiac cycle. A three dimensional image data of a sector of the organ is acquired at a second higher resolution during another cardiac cycle. The... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090149757 - Three dimensional ultrasonic scanning with live subvolumes: A three dimensional ultrasonic imaging system includes a matrix array transducer which is capable of scanning beams over a maximal volumetric region. The array transducer is operable to selectively scan one of a plurality of subvolumes of the maximal volumetric region at a real time scanning rate such that a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090149758 - Gain setting in doppler haemodynamic monitors: This invention relates to a method of automatically setting the gain of an echo signal in a Doppler ultrasound haemodynamic monitor. In essence the invention comprises monitoring the strength of velocity components measured by the apparatus, and identifying a group of such components occupying a particular band within the overall... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090149759 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method of generating ultrasonic images: A processor generates a first Doppler spectrum image representing the velocity of a moving body at each observation point by analyzing the frequency of signals received at the plurality of observation points acquired via Doppler scanning. An interpolator acquires a second Doppler spectrum image consecutively at each observation point time... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090149760 - Ultrasound imaging probe for imaging a temporary change in an environment: The invention relates to an ultrasonic imaging probe for imaging a medium (10), comprising two types of transducers, characterized in that the first type of transducer(s) (1) is dedicated to ultrasonic imaging of the medium (10), and the second type of transducer(s) (2) is dedicated to generating a stress producing... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090149761 - Photoacoustic imaging method: This invention discloses a method to position, identify and characterize a photoacoustic source in a complex environment. This method isolates individual acoustic responses from interferences by spectral analysis and filtering and locates primary acoustic sources by applying beam-forming to decomposed acoustic responses. The photon-absorbing structure of a tissue can be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090149762 - Apparatus for displaying the blood pressure value and method thereof: An apparatus for displaying the blood pressure and a method thereof are disclosed. The apparatus uses a blood-measuring unit for receiving an analog blood pressure signal; a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal measuring unit for receiving an analog PPG signal; an analog-to-digital converter for converting the analog blood pressure signal into a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090149763 - Estimation of pressure at remote site by brachial oscillometric wave from analysis: The present invention relates to a device and a method for estimating central systolic blood pressure based on oscillometric signals from brachial artery by the use of a pressure cuff.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090149764 - Circulation monitoring system and method: A lightweight portable probe or transducer containing a transmissive or reflective electro-optical emitter and receptor in the infrared spectrum is fitted on a subject's finger or toe. Associated electronics energize and monitor the probe, detect cardio-rhythmic fluctuations therefrom, and process digital data over a prescribed window to produce a non-invasive,... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20090149765 - Method and system for obtaining dimension related information for a flow channel: A method and system for determination of dimension related information such as volumetric flow rate(s) of a fluid flowing through a channel. In one implementation, the method and system analyzes temporal changes in a moving fluid's velocity profile to calculate the fluid channel dimensions. In turn, the fluid channel dimensions... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090149766 - Coronary vein hemodynamic sensor: A system and method for estimating a hemodynamic performance parameter value of a patient's heart. The system includes a pulse generator and a medical electrical lead implanted partially within a coronary vein of heart. The lead includes at least one sensor located within the coronary vein configured to generate a... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20090149767 - System for detection and processing of physical parameters of human body and method thereof: What is disclosed is a system and a method for the detection and processing of physical parameters of the human body, which comprises a plurality of sensors which can be applied to the skin of a subject. Said system comprises at least an interface circuit for the processing of the... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC

20090149768 - Method for monitoring a person being examined: The invention relates to a method for recording image data of a person being examined in medical diagnostic equipment, comprising the following steps: recording measurement data to create image data; recording at least one of the two variables: heart activity and breathing activity of the person being examined, during recording... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090149770 - Alertness/drowsiness and cognitive capacity index: The invention includes a method and system for providing an Index representing the alertness state of an individual based at least in part on EEG signals obtained from the individual. In at least one embodiment, the EEG signals are divided into frequency bands and a total amplitude of the power... Agent: Office Of The Staff Judge Advocate U.s. Army Medical Research And Materiel Command

20090149769 - Plaid motion rivalry for diagnosis of psychiatric disorders: A method and apparatus for diagnosing a psychiatric disorder or, a predisposition thereto, in a test subject is provided, wherein perceptual rivalry is measured in the test subject during exposure to a moving plaid stimulus. The method may include the step of determining an interhemispheric switch rate of the test... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090149771 - Vessel locator: The present invention is a vessel detector comprising a sensor, a display and an access device for positioning the sensor in a detection area. According to the invention the sensor device is an impedance sensor. The invention comprises also a method for locating vessels comprising impedance measuring.... Agent: Karen Lenaburg, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090149772 - Temperature indicator for cooling products: A cooling product (e.g., mask, glove, sock, etc.) configured to provide a cooling effect to the body part of a user is provided. The cooling product contains a thermochromic composition that undergoes a color change at a certain temperature. The color change may signal to a user that the cooling... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090149773 - Method and apparatus for diagnosis of infertility status in the mammalian vagina: Methods and apparatus for interpreting vaginal measurement data by electronic means without the need for the user to take part in the data interpretation process. More specifically, an intelligent probe monitors folliculogenesis and correlates the ovarian function data to probe profile characteristics of the female reproductive cycle. A fertile window... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles

20090149774 - bone marrow aspiration needle: A bone aspiration needle is provided. The cannulated body can define at least a first aperture for aspirating bone marrow from a first region of an anatomy. The bone aspiration needle can also include a second aperture for aspirating bone marrow from a second region of the anatomy and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090149775 - Variable-diameter punch biopsy: A punch biopsy device that includes a handle, a blade head, a blade, and a blade adjuster. The blade of the punch biopsy device is variable in diameter and is adjusted by the blade adjuster. That is, the blade adjuster adjusts the cylindrical opening of the blade so that the... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

20090149776 - Optical sensor for detecting infection and other anomalous conditions associated with catheter systems: A device and method are provided to monitor for early detection of anomalous conditions in a discharge fluid through a catheter tube. A liquid sensor is configured to detect the presence of liquid in the catheter tube. A unique photo-Darlington turbidity sensor may be configured to monitor turbidity of a... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

20090149777 - High performance coil wire: A high performance coil over-core guide wire. The guide wire incorporates a nickel-titanium core with a stainless steel coil to provide a wire with improved kink resistance and good pushability.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090149778 - Depression detection system: The present invention relates to a depression detection system (2). Furthermore the invention relates to a method of detecting depressions and to a computer program. In order to provide an objective measure for a depression as well as for a relapse into depression, a depression detection system is suggested, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090149779 - Human biovibrations method: This invention relates to the detection of human biovibrations using a digital signal processing (DSP) actigraph worn by the individual, and in at least one method using any noise existing in the signals. Human biovibrations result from the human body having reverberations and oscillations from bodily functioning. The DSP actigraph... Agent: Office Of The Staff Judge Advocate U.s. Army Medical Research And Materiel Command

20090149780 - Method and apparatus for physiological testing: A device and method to test the level of physical effort of an individual is disclosed. The device has a moveable member which may be a shaft, a sensor for measuring force applied to the shaft; and a resistance means to vary the resistance to movement of the moveable member... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

  
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20090143634 - Brachytherapy balloon features: A brachytherapy treatment device includes a tubular insertion member and an expandable chamber. The tubular insertion member has a proximal end and a distal end and an expandable chamber disposed on the distal end of the tubular insertion member. The expandable chamber defines an enclosed space and has inner and... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20090143633 - Transparent catheters for endoscopic localization: Devices and methods are disclosed for the direct visualization and localization of a target area within a body lumen through the optically clear walls of a graduated catheter. An elongated catheter has proximal and distal ends, an anchor, graduated markings, and outer and inner surfaces defining a catheter wall. The... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20090143635 - Rotary blood pump: A blood pump consisting of an inflow cannula, a stator fixed to the pump housing, a flow straightener, an impeller, and a diffuser. The pump may include a flow straightener assembly consisting of the flow straightener body and front shaft. The pump may include an impeller assembly with a bearing... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090143636 - Brain-wave aware sleep management: A system includes a port to receive brain activity data of a user, a processor to detect a beginning time of a user nap based upon the brain activity data, and a user interface to notify the user when a predetermined nap time has elapsed. A method of monitoring a... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20090143638 - Method and system for organ positioning and stabilization: This invention provides a system and method for positioning, manipulating, holding, grasping, immobilizing and/or stabilizing a heart including one or more tissue-engaging devices, one or more suction sources, one or more fluid sources, one or more energy sources, one or more sensors and one or more processors. The system and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090143637 - Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090143639 - Trans-douglas endoscopical surgical device (ted) and methods thereof: The present invention discloses means and methods for providing trans-Douglas endoscopic surgical procedures in the pelvis and in other body portions, and especially gynecological, cardiological, urological, vascular, neurological or surgical operations; said method comprising steps of opening the Pouch of Douglas; inserting an U-shapeable or S-shaped endoscopic surgical device into... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090143640 - Combination imaging and treatment assemblies: Combination imaging and treatment assemblies are described herein which may utilize a deployment catheter in combination with an endoscopic system. The combined system comprises an open architecture to modularly incorporate any number of imaging devices (such as optical fiber, CMOS or CCD endoscopes) to provide high resolution optical images of... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090143641 - Harvesting device for endoscope: A harvesting device for an endoscope includes a harvesting member inserted through an outer tube member, including a harvesting portion arranged at the distal end portion of the outer tube member and to perform a harvesting, and configured to move so that the harvesting member moves and positions the harvesting... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090143642 - Therapeutic device system and manipulator system: A therapeutic device system is provided with a control parameter section for calculating a control parameter for adjusting a drive amount of a manipulator with respect to a manipulation signal on the basis of curved state information on an endoscope insertion section, and changing the old control parameter, and when... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090143643 - Transluminal endoscopic surgery kit: A transluminal surgery kit and method of using the same. In one embodiment, the kit may include an endoscope, a surgical instrument, and an overtube. The surgical instrument may be an injection needle. The overtube, whose primary function is to provide a substantially sterile pathway for the surgical instrument, may... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090143644 - System and method for the central control of devices used during an operation: The present invention relates to a system for the central control of devices used during an operation, comprising a first control unit for control of said devices. The system is characterized in that a second control unit is provided which is connected to the first control unit for exchange of... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090143645 - Catheter guided endotracheal intubation: The present invention relates to a guided endotracheal intubation endoscope. A guide catheter is used to position an endoscope and a tube for intubation of a patient. The endoscope can include a steering device for steering the endoscope in at least two directions, as well as suction, irrigation and retraction... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090143646 - Tubular personal pelvic viewers: The Personal Pelvic Viewer™, abbreviated PPV™, is a hand-held instrument which a woman may place by herself into her own vagina to conveniently view images of the interior of her vagina, cervix, and external os. The PPV provides a convenient instrument that allows a lone female to observe the interior... Agent: William Banning Vail Iii

20090143647 - Medical appliance, endoscope overtube, and endoscope apparatus: The medical appliance of the present invention includes a bending portion, an operation portion, bending operation wires pulled and loosened by bending operation, coil pipes in which the bending operation wires are inserted, and coil pipe receivers and cylinders that include compression coil springs and support the proximal end portions... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090143648 - Endoscope system for gastrostomy catheter placement: An instrument for confirming the position of an indwelling gastrostomy catheter, and a method of confirming the indwelling position thereof, with which it is possible to reduce cleaning costs, and which does not cause any discomfort to a patient. An instrument for confirming the indwelling position of a gastrostomy catheter... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20090143649 - Speculum for the electropharmacological treatment of vaginal diseases: A speculum for the electropharmacological treatment of vaginal diseases has a pair of elongated blades interconnected such that an opening adapted for observation and passage of instruments is defined between the blades. There is at least one electrode connected to one of the blades on an inner face of the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090143652 - Apparatus and method for measuring, recording and transmitting primary health indicators: An apparatus and method for measuring the key elements of human primary health is disclosed. The apparatus is in the form of a medical diagnostics unit capable of measuring Electrocardiogram (ECG), height, weight, body mass index (BMI), body temperature, hearing efficiency, lung function, pulse, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, urology... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090143651 - Device for invasive use: A device for invasive use, comprising a support member comprising a flexible material. The support member comprises a layer of a conductive line or pattern thereon. The support member is formed into an elongated tube shape, and the inside of the support member can be sealed from the outside of... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090143650 - Miniaturized, dermal-adhesive-based device for position-independent, non-invasive fetal monitoring: A system for fetal position-independent, non-invasive fetal monitoring includes a plurality of disposable adhesive patches for placement on an expectant mother's upper and lower abdomen. Each of the patches includes one or more miniature electronic devices embedded within the adhesive patches to detect: (i) heart sounds of a fetus within... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20090143653 - Miniature device for analyzing physicochemical properties of the skin: A chip card for analyzing physicochemical properties of a cutaneous surface includes at least one body sensor which can deliver a signal representing a measurement of a physicochemical property of the cutaneous surface, and a processing unit used to treat signals delivered by the body sensor and an optional environment... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090143654 - Biological measurement system: This invention measures cerebral blood volume changes to evaluate, from properties of low-frequency components of such changes and heart rate changes calculated by analysis, a distribution of cerebral blood vessel hardness and its with-time change to thereby estimate and display diseased and dangerous portions based on the evaluation. Briefly, the... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090143655 - Apparatus, system and method for determining cardio-respiratory state: An apparatus, system and method provide data indicative of cardio-respiratory state of a patient. Two or more cardio-respiratory parameters of the patient are measured, and optionally monitored over time, the two or more cardio-respiratory parameters being different one from the other and being measured at a same anatomical part of... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090143656 - System for determination of brain compliance and associated methods: Systems and methods for measuring intracranial pressure and brain compliance are provided. In one aspect, for example, a method for noninvasive measurement of brain compliance in a subject may include calculating a phase shift between an intracranial pulsatile perfusion flow measured from the subject and an extracranial pulsatile perfusion flow... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090143657 - Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise: An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coated surfaces to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143658 - Analyte sensor: Electrochemical sensors for measuring an analyte in a subject are described. More particularly, devices for measurement of an analyte are disclosed incorporating a sensor comprising an enzyme layer in contact with an interference layer and a membrane comprising vinyl ester monomeric units covering at least a portion of the enzyme... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090143659 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090143660 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090143661 - Analyte monitoring and management device and method to analyze the frequency of user interaction with the device: Methods and Devices to monitor the level of at least one analyte are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090143662 - 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.

20090143663 - Pulmonary monitoring system: A method of monitoring pulmonary oedema in a subject using a processing system. The method includes, determining a measured impedance value for at least two body segments, at least one of the body segments being a thoracic cavity segment. For each body segment, the measured impedance values are used to... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090143664 - Identification mechanism for a component attached to a medical device: The invention relates to the identification of a component of a medical device. The medical device is realized for the alternative attachment of a plurality of components. By means of infrared reflection sensors an emitted signal that is reflected by an attached component is detected. The reflected signal has a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090143665 - Magnetic detection coil and apparatus for magnetic field measurement: e

20090143669 - Color mapped magnetic resonance imaging: A method and system estimate the risk of malignancy of a given region of interest using noninvasive MRI techniques. The determination of risk is based on the morphology and kinetic enhancement of a region of interest. In addition, the method and system use the type of the enhancement curve to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090143668 - Enhancement of mri image contrast by combining pre- and post-contrast raw and phase spoiled image data: An MRI process and system image a volume of a sample in a magnetic field established by a biasing field magnet and an array of gradient magnet fields using a pulse sequence to obtain a response that is decoded into an image or images. A set of successive images is... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090143667 - Method and medical apparatus for measuring pulmonary artery blood flow: In a method and apparatus for examination and evaluation of a human or animal body as regards a blood flow in a pulmonary artery (PA), measurement data are recorded, from which at least a part of the blood flow in the pulmonary artery (PA) is able to be re-constructed at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090143666 - System and method for non-contrast agent mr angiography: A system and method for imaging a desired region of the circulatory system uses the subtraction of data from two acquisitions using substantially different RF pulses and/or pulse sequence timing parameters. In one or both data sets, the longitudinal magnetization of spins within a selected imaging volume has been altered... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090143670 - Optical tracking cas system: A computer-assisted surgery system for tracking an object during surgery comprises two trackable devices secured to two parts of an object. The devices each have optical elements arranged in geometrical patterns. The devices are secured separately to the object so that the devices are at least partially detectable from an... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090143671 - Position identifying system, position identifying method, and computer readable medium: Provided is a position identifying system with a simple configuration that can identify a position of an object inside a body. The position identifying system identifies a position of an object existing inside a body. The position identifying system includes a vibrating section that vibrates each of a plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090143672 - Method for mapping image reference points to facilitate biopsy using magnetic resonance imaging: In NMR/MRI imaging, a location is noted for a point in the imaged space, and referred to a reference location so that the point in imaged space is known thereafter, without the need to locate the point again in further imaging steps. For breast cancer diagnosis and biopsy, a breast... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090143673 - Transit time ultrasonic flow measurement: A transcutaneous energy transfer system with subcutaneous non coupled coils is used to transmit power and signals to an implanted biological support device or sensor, such as a flow sensor for measuring relatively low flow rates, such as hydrocephalic shunt flow. The flow sensor is configured to convert a shear... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20090143674 - User interface system for mammographic imager: The present invention provides for x-ray imaging and ultrasound imaging of a body region of interest in a spatially correlatable manner. The resultant x-ray and ultrasound images may be combinatively employed to provide three-dimensional information regarding a location of interest within the body, and is particularly apt for use in... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20090143675 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the present invention detects tissue boundaries of a subject in accordance with a received signal based on an ultrasonic echo from a receiving section 103, by means of a boundary detection section 110; and tracks motions of the tissue boundaries of the subject by means... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090143676 - Ultrasonograph for creating elastic image: Based on the ultrasonic tomographic data measured by exerting the pressure to the tissue of a body of the subject 1, the elastic data such as the distortion or the elastic modulus of the tissue at the plural measurement points in the tomographic site of the subject body are obtained.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090143678 - Devices for creating passages and sensing blood vessels: Devices and methods are disclosed for creating passages in tissue and detecting blood vessels in and around the passages. The devices may be used to create channels for altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of an individual, particularly individuals having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090143677 - Flashlight view of an anatomical structure: A method for imaging an anatomical structure on a display, including acquiring an initial spatial representation of the anatomical structure and positioning an instrument in proximity to the anatomical structure. The method further includes determining a location of the instrument, and generating, in response to the location, an image of... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090143679 - Method and apparatus for imaging the mechanical properties of tissue from an endocavity: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for imaging the mechanical properties of a tissue region from within an endocavity of a patient. The apparatus generally comprises an ultrasound probe, a vibration assembly translationally coupled to probe and operable to vibrate the probe along a vibration plane, and... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20090143680 - Method and apparatus for scan conversion and interpolation of ultrasonic linear array steering imaging: A method and apparatus for scan conversion and interpolation of linear array steering imaging in an ultrasonic system are disclosed. The method computes the points that are most related to the point to be interpolated in the principal direction of the point spread function and performs interpolation in the principal... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090143681 - Method for measuring of thicknesses of materials using an ultrasound technique: The invention relates to a method for measuring thicknesses of materials of multilayered structure. This method includes transmitting one or more ultrasound signals including different frequencies into a multilayered structure consisting of two or more materials with one or more ultrasound transducers, measuring materials, acoustic properties for which are different... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090143683 - Diagnostic ultrasound apparatus: A diagnostic ultrasound apparatus is disclosed comprising a base board, an ultrasonic front-end analog circuit, a digital processing circuit connected with the ultrasonic front-end analog circuit, and a power module for providing electric power to the ultrasonic front-end analog circuit and the digital processing circuit. The ultrasonic front-end analog circuit... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090143682 - Ultrasonic probe: A technology for the provision of an ultrasonic probe is disclosed, which is capable of preventing the position thereof from being displaced due to the slippage of a wire on a drive pulley and a swing pulley while swinging and enabling the easy attaching of the wire thereto while adjusting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090143684 - Needle guide system for use with ultrasound transducers to effect shallow path needle entry and method of use: An ultrasound needle guide system for use with an ultrasound transducer and method of use of the guide system to provide predictable trajectories for puncture devices at various depths. The needle guide system basically consists of a bracket and a needle guide. The bracket is arranged to be releasably secured... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090143685 - Method and apparatus for detecting diseases associated with the eye: Disease may be detected, monitored, etc. by detecting metabolic dysfunction in a patient's eyes. In one embodiment of an apparatus, an excitation light is generated by an excitation light source to induce autofluorescence in an ocular tissue (e.g., retinal tissue), wherein the excitation light excites flavoprotein autofluorescence (FA) and minimizes... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090143686 - Optical coherent tomography diagnostic apparatus: An optical coherent tomography diagnostic apparatus including: a light source; a splitter for splitting the light outputted from the light source into a measuring light and a reference light; a measuring light path; a reference light path; a probe inserted into a body cavity and emitting the measuring light to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090143687 - Device and method for managing, archiving and/or evaluating blood pressure data: A device and method for managing, archiving and/or evaluating blood pressure data of a plurality of patients. The blood pressure data is acquired using blood pressure monitors. The blood pressure data for each patient is separately stored in an individual storage space in a central data server. A network connection... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090143688 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an imaging section which emits light to a part of a biologic body at predetermined time intervals and images a vein in the biologic body so as to generate imaged data about the vein, a vein pattern extracting section which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090143689 - Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality: A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a USB connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to the carrier. The device is a USB type device having athletic functionality.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090143690 - Detection of ischemia: In an ischemia detection method, and in an ischemia detector and a cardiac stimulator embodying an ischemia detector, a workload of a patient is measured, as is an ejection fraction (EF) associated with the heart of the patient is determined. A predetermined reference relation between EF and workload for the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090143691 - System for, and method of, monitoring heartbeats of a patient: Heart monitor signals indicating a patient's heart characteristics are amplified without affecting the signal characteristics. The amplified heart monitor signals with atypical characteristics are transmitted to a pattern recognition platform which stores the patient's previously provided signals with atypical characteristics. The patient's present and the previously provided signals with atypical... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090143692 - Physiologic signal processing to determine a cardiac condition: In a method for determining a cardiac condition, a sensed physiologic signal for a period of time including multiple cardiac cycles is received. Using the received physiologic data, a heart beat frequency to be used as a reference frequency is determined. A plurality of harmonics of the received physiologic signal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090143693 - Method and apparatus for generating determination indexes for identifying ecg interfering signals: A method for generating determination indexes for identifying ECG interfering signals includes acquiring ECG signals to obtain a sequence of data values representing original ECG signals; dividing the sequence of data values acquired during a period of time into groups and collecting all the minimum data values in their respective... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090143694 - Automated interpretive medical care system and methodology: Improved apparatus and methods for monitoring, diagnosing and treating at least one medical respiratory condition of a patient are provided, including a medical data input interface adapted to provide at least one medical parameter relating at least to the respiration of the patient, and a medical parameter interpretation functionality (104,... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090143695 - Brainwave-facilitated presenter feedback mechanism: A system includes a presentation subsystem, at least one communications port to receive communications from at least one headset, a processor to process the communications and to produce an aggregated audience response to a presentation on the presentation system, and a status communications module to present the aggregated audience response... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20090143696 - Sensor unit and procedure for monitoring intracranial physiological properties: An anchor for an implantable sensing device, a sensor unit formed by the anchor and sensing device, and a surgical procedure for implanting the sensor unit for monitoring a physiological parameter within a cavity of a living body, such as an intracranial physiological property. The anchor includes a shank portion... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090143697 - Capsule medical device and body-tissue obtaining method: A capsule medical device includes a capsule-shaped casing that can be introduced into an in-vivo region of a subject; and a rotation driving unit that generates torque along a circumferential direction of the capsule-shaped casing. The capsule medical device also includes a cutting-obtaining unit that rotates along the circumferential direction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090143698 - Biopsy needle assembly and a device for taking a tissue sample: A biopsy needle assembly as subject of the present invention for taking tissue sample comprises an outer cannula having a front with a cutting edge end and a back end; a hollow biopsy needle located inside and coaxially with the cannula, having an inner cavity. The front end if the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090143699 - Fluid sample collecting and analyzing apparatus: A spongy swab is mounted against the distal face of a piston at the end of a push rod. Once humected with a sample fluid, the swab and piston assembly is inserted into a tubular body like the plunger of a syringe. As the swab is pushed and squeezed against... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20090143700 - Integrated sensor for analyzing biological samples: An integrated lancet and testing striplet for measuring a body analyte level in a health care regimen includes a skin piercing member and an analyte sensor coupled together.... Agent: Sf Bay Area Patents, LLC Attn: Andrew V. Smith, Ph.d.

20090143701 - Integrated sensor for analyzing biological samples: An integrated lancet and testing striplet for measuring a body analyte level in a health care regimen includes a skin piercing member and an analyte sensor coupled together.... Agent: Sf Bay Area Patents, LLC Attn: Andrew V. Smith, Ph.d.

20090143702 - Non-metallic guide wire: A guide wire having a non-metallic, non-woven core wire is disclosed. Monofilar, polymeric fibers of multifilar helically-wound non-metallic fibers are preferred core wire materials. The guide wire optionally includes further coatings and other materials on the core wire. In one embodiment, a non-metallic distal coil wire is disclosed. The guide... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20090143703 - Hospital bed control apparatus: The present invention provides a hospital bed including a force sensor or scale apparatus configured to detect the weight of a patient.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090143704 - Device for movement detection, movement correction and training: According to the present invention, a device (100) that aids in the detection of an unfavorable movement (e g, imbalance) in individuals, such as elderly patients suffering from increased proprioception, includes a body that is constructed to be placed at a targe region of the individual The device (100) includes... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

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