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Surgery August inventions list 08/09

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20090216062 - Proportional attenuation of radiation in brachytherapy treatment: Attenuating masks for selective attenuation of radiation, particularly from an x-ray source in brachytherapy, employ materials having atomic number in a specific range, so as to attenuate radiation dose intensity generally proportionally through a range of distance from the source. Some preferred attenuation materials are silver and molybdenum. A set... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090216063 - Bio-absorbable brachytherapy strands: Provided herein are bio-absorbable strands for use in brachytherapy. In an embodiment, a plurality of discrete hollow bio-absorbable segments spaced apart from one another and encapsulated using a bio-absorbable material to form an elongated member configured to be implantable in patient tissue using a hollow needle. Each hollow bio-absorbable segment... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090216064 - Brachytherapy apparatus and methods for using same: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region of a human or other mammalian body. In some embodiments, a flexible brachytherapy device is implanted that includes a therapy delivery portion having one or more radioactive sources securely retained thereto, and a tail portion extending... Agent: Vista Ip Law Group LLP

20090216065 - Radiation containing seeds and method for high visibility magnetic imaging: A radioactive seed and method for making a radioactive seed with selective magnetic imaging characteristics are provided. The seed comprises a housing which may include a metal shell for at least partially enclosing a radioactive material. The shell encloses a rod having a nickel layer with a phosphorous content, wherein... Agent: Brian M. Burn, Esq. C. R. Bard Urological Division

20090216066 - Magnetically assisted medication delivery method: A tracheal tube positioning apparatus is located relative to a patient's trachea by engaging the patient's Adam's apple. Indicia on relatively movable sections of the positioning apparatus provides an indication of the distance between the patient's mouth and the patient's larynx. A flexible guide rod is moved through a distance... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090216067 - Robotized installation for the positioning and movement of a component or instrument and treatment device that comprises such an installation: Robotized installation for the guided and controlled positioning and movement of a component or an instrument for diagnostic or surgical treatment at or around the head of a patient, whereby the installation includes a robotic device that forms a serial kinematic chain and carries component or instrument at its free... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090216068 - Therapeutic low frequency pulsed magnetic fields and devices therefor: The present invention is a device for delivering a low frequency magnetic field pulse (Cnp) to affect the physiological and/or neurological conditions of an animal or human. In particular, distinct Cnps are designed to have anti-depression, analgesic, or anti-anxiety effects. These Cnps may be applied in combination in a sequence.... Agent: Venable LLP

20090216069 - Enclosure for surgical procedures: The invention relates to a medical device for performing substantially bloodless surgery wherein the device comprises a double-skinned chamber with at least one through-bore.... Agent: King & Schickli, Pllc

20090216070 - Apparatus and method of relaxation therapy: Apparatus and methods are provided for contemporaneously displaying video images, delivering audio signals and emitting a scent to an individual. A visual sensory portion includes a video screen for displaying the video images to the user. An auditory sensory portion includes a speaker for delivering the audio signals to the... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law, P.a.

20090216071 - Pessary device: A pessary comprising a main stem and an inflatable bladder disposed about the proximal larger diameter section of the main stem. The main stem further comprises a distal smaller diameter portion having a cap at its distal tip and a check valve disposed there under. The check valve communicates with... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.

20090216073 - Devices and methods for placing slings and other materials: New methods for inserting slings and other material, wherein such methods may comprise a needle creating a pathway from a first insertion point to a first exit point that may thereafter be utilized as a second insertion point allowing for a change in direction to the needle pathway. A plurality... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.

20090216072 - Urinary incontinence sling apparatus and method: A sling apparatus and method of treatment for stress urinary incontinence, prolapse, and the like. The apparatus and method may comprise a support material of any construction known within the art which is temporarily held in position by at least one tension member. A tension member may be attached to... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.

20090216074 - Methods and compositions for improved cattle longevity and milk production: A single nucleotide polymorphic site at position 10793 of the bovine POU1F1 gene is associated with improved longevity and milk product traits. Disclosed are nucleic acid molecules, kits, methods of genotyping and marker assisted bovine breeding methods.... Agent: Kening Li Pinsent Masons LLP

20090216075 - Methods and apparatus for treating pelvic floor prolapse: This invention relates to a surgical implant system for repairing pelvic prolapse in a patient. In particular, the present invention relates to an implant, a delivery device and a method for implanting and securing the implant to tissue structures in the pelvic region of the body.... Agent: Scott Evans

20090216076 - Erogenic stimulator with expandable bulbous end: The stimulator includes a first resilient cylindrical (phallic-shaped) end and a second, shorter resilient cylindrical end with an expandable-deflatable bulb disposed therein. A truncated U-shaped stimulator is formed by a base connecting the ends. One embodiment permits manual bulb contraction and resilient material expansion with air or fluid ejection/admission. Another... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.

20090216077 - Manipulator operation system: A manipulator operation system includes a treatment instrument distal end movement control section having an endoscope treatment instrument having a bending portion and a distal end portion, a bending driving section and a bending operating section. The manipulator operation system includes imaging mechanism having an imaging section that includes an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090216078 - Endoscopic treatment tool: Endoscopic biopsy forceps as one of endoscopic treatment tools of the present invention include a flexible insertion section. The proximal end portion of the insertion section is received in an operating section. A closely wound coil is exposed to the proximal end portion of the insertion section, and the proximal... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090216079 - Capsule imaging devices, systems and methods for in vivo imaging applications: Novel capsule imaging devices, systems and methods are provided for in vivo imaging applications, such as for gastrointestinal applications. A swallowable video imaging device, such as a capsule, can be used with a light filter for in vivo illumination of a target tissue that has absorbed a previously administered biological... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090216080 - Electronic communication system and endoscope system: An external control device includes a reference clock generating circuit for generating a reference clock, a CPU for generating control data, and a signal superimposing circuit for serially transmitting an external clock signal, composed of the reference clock signal and the control data superimposed thereon, to an electronic device through... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090216081 - Anastomosis system: The system comprises a flexible endoscope insertable into a first tubular organ from a natural opening of a human body. The system further comprises an opening member which forms on a wall part of the first tubular organ an opening used to insert the endoscope into an abdominal cavity from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090216082 - Device, system and method for in vivo magnetic immunoassay analysis: A device system, and method may provide in-vivo detection of target molecules in an endo-luminal sample, for example for the detection of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract, utilizing for example an in-vivo sensing device. the sensing device may accept samples of fluids from a body lumen and detect the contents... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090216083 - Systems and methods for articulating an elongate body: Systems and methods for articulating an elongate articulatable body which is adapted to be delivered within a body cavity. Particularly, systems and methods for enhancing an articulating force on the elongate body without increasing an actuation force applied by an actuator.... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. C/o Shay Glenn LLP

20090216084 - Endoscopic aspiration device: An endoscopic aspiration device is mounted on a manipulating head of an endoscope, from which an elongated insertion rod member is extended forward, the endoscopic aspiration device being composed of a valve casing which is mounted on the manipulation head in communication with an aspiration passage running through the insertion... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090216085 - Fluorescent endoscopic device and method of creating fluorescent endoscopic image: An inter-image calculation portion includes a switch circuit made up of three switch portions for switching each of three image data (R, G, B) from a 3-board processing portion, a first divider, a second divider, a first adder, a second adder, a first LUT, a second LUT, a first clip... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090216086 - Endoscope and medical system: An endoscope of the invention includes: an insertion portion including in a distal end portion thereof an image pickup portion for picking up an image of an object in a living body; an operation portion connected to a proximal end side of the insertion portion; a cable including a connector... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090216087 - Pivot linkage tightening surgical retractor joint: A joint or clamp for a surgical retraction system uses a pivot linkage tightening mechanism. The pivot link primarily pivots to move one arm of the clamp relative to the other arm of the clamp. The handle contacts the clamp body at a friction interface of small radius to the... Agent: Shewchuk Ip Services

20090216088 - Vaginal speculum: A vaginal speculum includes an upper blade member and a lower blade member that is movably connected with respect to the upper blade. The lower blade member includes an integrated handle portion having a receiving cavity configured for interchangeably receiving one of a first illumination assembly and a substantially different... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090216089 - Foot retractors: A foot retractor includes an elongated body portion, a handle curving away from the body portion, and a tapered blade portion extending at an angle from the body portion, distal from the handle portion. The blade portion comprises a curvature therein.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090216090 - Household health monitoring system: A household health monitoring system has at least one medical instrument, a data gathering device and at least one electric appliance. The at least one medical instrument measures a user's measurement result information. The data gathering device stores at least one email address, is electronically connected to the at least... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090216091 - System and method for knowledge verification utilizing biopotentials and physiologic metrics: A system and method for knowledge verification utilizing biopotentials and physiologic metrics, which includes a computer-based device having stored thereon Probe, Relevant and Gallery image data, and a biopotential amplifier removably connected to a human subject via disposable Ag/Ag—Cl electrodes. Furthermore, the system comprises an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter to digitize... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090216093 - System and method for remotely monitoring physiological functions: A system and method for remotely monitoring an individual, in accordance with some embodiments of the invention. More particularly, one or more physiological functions and/or physical activities of the individual may be monitored. In order to monitor the individual, a range to, and/or a range rate (i.e., velocity) of, one... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090216092 - System for analyzing eye responses to accurately detect deception: The present system for analyzing eye responses to automatically detect deception obtains a series of digital image frames from a headset. This system precisely controls the illumination generated by the headset to bias the subject's pupils and automatically and precisely determine the subject's pupil location, size, and responsiveness. These measurements... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090216094 - Method of deriving a quantitative measure of a degree of calcification of an aorta: A method of deriving a quantitative measure of a degree of calcification of a blood vessel such as an aorta by processing an image such as an X-ray image of at least a part of the blood vessel containing said calcification comprises: taking a starting set of digital data representative... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090216095 - Arrangement for providing a constant contract pressure for a probe: The invention relates to an arrangement for providing a constant contact pressure for a probe to a finger of a patient, including a housing having a top position and a side portion to support said top portion, said top portion having a thickness defined by a top surface and a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090216096 - Method and apparatus to determine skin sterol levels: A method and apparatus is provided for measuring a sterol, such as cholesterol, deposited in the skin. Light of two or more wavelengths is emitted toward or into a skin sample and the light is differentially absorbed by the sterol in the skin sample. The differentially absorbed light is detected... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal

20090216097 - Oxygen sensor for internal monitoring of tissue oxygen in vivo: Provided is a durable oxygen sensitive probe of sufficient strength to withstand direct tissue pressures in vivo, the probe comprising a sensor chamber within a biocompatible, gas-permeable membrane containing an oxygen sensitive analyte solution producing oxygen quenchable phosphorescence when excited. Further provided is a tissue oxygen detection and measurement system... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

20090216098 - Method of assessing tissue viability using near-infrared spectroscopy: Prolonged and severe tissue hypoxia results in tissue necrosis in pedicled flaps. We demonstrate the potential of near-infrared spectroscopy for predicting viability of compromised tissue portions. This approach clearly identifies tissue regions with low oxygen supply, and also the severity of this challenge, in a rapid and non-invasive manner, with... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090216099 - Apparatus for analyzing components of urine by using atr and method thereof: The present invention relates to an apparatus for analyzing concentration and the like of components of urine, and more particularly, to an apparatus for analyzing concentration and the like of components of urine by using ATR-IR (Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy) and a method thereof. The apparatus for analyzing components... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090216101 - 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

20090216102 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090216100 - Method for transmitting data in a blood glucose system and corresponding blood glucose system: The present invention relates to a method for wireless transmission of data between components of a blood glucose system (1, I1) including a master controller (2, 2′) having a receiver (10) and a transmitter (9), and at least one slave device (3) having a receiver (19) and a transmitter (18),... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090216103 - 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

20090216105 - Blood glucose tracking apparatus and methods: A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090216104 - Use of acid derivatives of fluoropolymers for fouling-resistant surfaces: The presently disclosed subject matter describes acid-derivatized perfluoropolyether (PFPE) materials and their use as coatings, sealants, and flexible fillers for devices, apparatuses, and structural parts for a variety of medical applications, and as coatings, sealants, flexible fillers, and structural parts for vessels, structures, and machinery exposed to a marine environment.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090216106 - Non-contact tonometer: A tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure of an examinee's eye in a non-contact manner, comprises: an arithmetic part for calculating the intraocular pressure; a fluid blowing unit for blowing a fluid at a cornea of the examinee's eye through a nozzle; a projecting optical system for projecting light onto an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090216107 - Method of risk management for patients undergoing natalizumab treatment: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) has been identified in patients taking natalizumab (NMAB) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). This patent application provides a novel method of patient screening and monitoring intended to decrease the risk of PML and other opportunistic central nervous system (CNS) diseases in patients undergoing MS... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090216108 - Real-time magnetic resonance imaging and peripheral arterial tone in sleep apnea diagnosis: Obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis based on peripheral arterial tone (PAT) and real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. PAT and other physiological data are used to identify respiratory events experienced by a subject with obstructive sleep apnea. MRI images are recorded at least during the respiratory events to identify airway... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090216109 - Mri compatible vascular occlusive devices and related methods of treatment and methods of monitoring implanted devices: Implantable aneurysm-sac treatment devices include an implantable coil body configured and sized to reside in a sac of an aneurysm. The body has an inductance and capacitance. The capacitance is selected so that the coil resonates at a Larmor frequency of a predefined magnetic field strength.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090216110 - Open architecture tabletop patient support and coil system: A patient support structure for positioning a selected anatomy of interest for imaging in a magnetic resonance imaging scanner is disclosed. The structure includes a receptacle for receiving a removable tray that includes connectors for connecting local RF coils housed in the array to the MRI scanner, and connectors for... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090216113 - Apparatus and methods for using an electromagnetic transponder in orthopedic procedures: Electromagnetic transponders as markers are used to localize and guide orthopedic procedures including: knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, damaged bone reconstruction, and spine surgery, and more particularly, to guide orthopedic surgical navigation and alignment techniques and instruments. For example, the marker could further be used in any number of... Agent: Calypso Medical / Perkins Coie, LLP

20090216112 - Method and apparatus for positioning a biventrivular pacemaker lead and electrode: An apparatus and method for placing a device in a body area of a patient, by: tracking the device over a 3-dimensional model of the body area; activating the device at different locations in the body area; measuring the response signal or parameter caused by the activation; storing the locations... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090216111 - Processing of images of interventional instruments with markers: The invention relates to a method and an image processing system (20) for the evaluation of projection images (25) generated by an X-ray imaging system (10), wherein the images (25) may show different instruments (51, 52) of a given set of interventional instruments like catheters or guide wires. The instruments... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090216114 - Method and device for guiding a surgical tool in a body, assisted by a medical imaging device: A method and device for real time navigation of a surgical tool handled by an operator in a region of interest of a body itself subject to at least one physiological movement.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090216115 - Anchoring wirless markers within a human body: Apparatus and methods for anchoring implanted wireless markers in a patient's body to accurately locate a small target within a soft tissue region. One embodiment of the invention comprises a casing, a transponder partially encased in the casing, and an anchor protruding from the casing. The anchor can either be... Agent: Calypso Medical / Perkins Coie, LLP

20090216116 - Image guided surgery: A bone marker device for use in surgery. The device has attachment means which is/are attachable to bone that will ultimately be resected during the surgery. A guiding device that is removably securable to the bone of a patient adjacent to the joint and on which the bone marker device... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090216117 - Novel method of using triacetin and auxiliary agent for ultrasonic diagnostic examination: A drug in the form of a solid preparation soluble or suspendable in water or an aqueous solution characterized by containing at least one biocompatible, gastric motility suppressing component such as triacetin, which is capable of transmitting ultrasonic wave to a target organ via the solution pooled in the body... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090216118 - Polysaccharide markers: The marker member delivery system described has a plurality of marker members disposed within a delivery tube or cannula which contain a suitable polysaccharide such as starch (e.g. corn starch or potato starch) and a binder such as methylcellulose. These marker members are preferably press-formed from powders. The system has... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090216120 - Method for measuring hydration of soft tissue: The disclosure relates to a method of measuring tissue hydration or a bodily fluid such a lymph or interstitial fluid. In the method, at least one elastographic parameter of a tissue or bodily fluid may be measured to obtain an elastographic parameter measurement that correlates with a mechanical, pathological, physiological... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.

20090216119 - Sparse tissue property measurements in medical ultrasound imaging: The shear modulus information is measured for sparse locations in a scanning field of view. For other locations, the shear modulus information is calculated as a function of the sparsely measured values and strain information. For example, shear modulus values are provided for every grid point in a field of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090216121 - Head for imaging and treating organs of living beings and method for making same: An imaging and treatment head for imaging and treating an organ or tissue of a living being, and usable in particular for treating tumors of the prostate or the thyroid, said head comprising: imaging means (2), such as an ultrasonic probe, that are suitable for emitting waves or radiation so... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090216122 - Method and apparatus to control therapy of moving objects in living body: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling the generation of therapeutic energy waves when aimed at a moving target object inside the living body where some energy waves can miss their target if the object moves outside the energy waves' focal zone. The apparatus comprises of a... Agent: Yousry Faragalla

20090216124 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and image processing method thereof: e

20090216123 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic image display method:

20090216125 - Reslution optical & ultrasound devices for imaging and treatment of body lumens:

20090216126 - Implantable miniaturized ultrasonic transducers: The present invention comprises an ultrasonic measuring device and method for measuring bone resorption and remodeling using Miniaturized Ultrasonic Transducers. An ultrasonic measuring device for insertion into hard tissue comprises an elongate member with an implant end of the elongate member and an acoustic transducer mounted from the interior of... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090216127 - Cough detector: A device for detecting and counting coughing events is provided. In one embodiment a sensor for sensing and transducing low frequency and high frequency mechanical vibrations, sends signals to a coincidence detector that determines if high and low signals coincide. In another embodiment, ultrasonic energy is introduced to the trachea... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20090216128 - Broadband ultrasonic probe: An ultrasound probe includes a reverberator having a randomly uneven shape preferably including a plurality of facets. Together with a rigid coupling window, it forms a closed cavity filled with reverberation medium such as water. One or more ultrasound transducers are placed inside the reverberator to generate a signal using... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20090216129 - Hand-held ultrasound imaging device and techniques: An acoustic imaging arrangement is disclosed including a longitudinal axis defining an imaging path; a source transducer configured and arranged for producing a beam of acoustic energy, the source transducer comprising a piezoelectric polymer-based material, the source transducer disposed along the imaging path; and at least one sensor disposed along... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090216130 - Method of assessing localized shape and temperature of the human body: A method of objectively quantifying assessments of joints having arthritis for purposes of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The objective measurements utilize known imaging modalities including 3D scanning, thermal imaging, visible and near-infrared imaging and two-dimensional imaging to quantify swelling, heat distribution, erythema, and range or motion. The objective measurements can... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090216131 - Use of surface motion to identify mechanical properties of biological tissue: A method and apparatus to obtain information about the mechanical properties of a biological tissue by inducing periodic motion in the tissue, imaging the surface motion of the tissue under induced motion, processing the imaged surface motion to obtain descriptive metrics about the surface motion and relating one or more... Agent: James Geoffrey Chase

20090216132 - System for continuous blood pressure monitoring: The invention provides a system and method for monitoring blood pressure. The system includes a cuff-free non-invasive portable blood pressure monitoring device, a processor configured to process in real-time signals obtained by the portable blood pressure device to produce one or more processing products, and a portable monitor having a... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090216133 - Systems and methods for determining vessel compliance: The disclosure of the present application provides for systems and methods for determining a phasic change in a vessel and vessel compliance. In at least one exemplary method for determining a phasic change in a vessel, the method comprises the steps of introducing a device into a site within a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090216134 - Sphygmomanometer: The invention relates to a sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure over a long period of time, especially over 24 hours, with a cuff which can be placed against an extremity of the body, a measuring device for determining blood pressure data, a control device for activating automatically the measuring device... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090216136 - Blood flow monitor with arterial and venous sensors: A technique is disclosed for determining blood flow in a living body by changing the thermal energy level in the venous blood flow path and determining temperatures in both the venous and arterial blood flow paths. Blood flow is calculated as a function of the change in energy level and... Agent: James L. Neal

20090216135 - Method, assembly, catheter, and processing device for obtaining an indication of cardiac output: The invention relates to a method for obtaining an indication of cardiac output, comprising the steps of introducing into the bloodstream a liquid with a temperature lower than the temperature of the blood, measuring downstream the temperature variation of the blood, and performing a thermodilution algorithm on the basis of... Agent: Mark Zovko

20090216138 - Cardio-function cafeteria methodology: A computer-based, cardio-function cafeteria method for gathering, handling, observing and presenting cardio-function data from a selected subject patient, and for utilizing that data to effect constructive and corrective, data-trend-based, cardio-function intervention. The method features (a) gathering cardio-relevant, cardio-functionality data from a patient including, over extended time, selected-category, cardio-functionality trend data,... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.c.

20090216137 - Method and apparatus for spectrum estimation: The invention relates to a method for transforming physiological data from the time domain to the frequency domain. The method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of digital data in the time domain; providing a microcomputer programmed to run a recursive Fourier transform estimation algorithm; calculating, for each newly... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090216142 - Apparatus for measuring, recording and transmitting electrocardiogram measurements: Embodiments of the present invention include a monitoring device and method for measuring, recording and transmitting a pre-determined set of electrocardiogram measurements. The device provides for an unassisted six or twelve channel measurements of heart and vascular functions using a visual graphical output. Results of the measurements are charted and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090216141 - Cardiac event detection over varying time scale: Disclosed is a “tracker system” that includes implanted electrical leads which are part of an implanted cardiotracker plus external equipment that includes external alarm means and a physician's programmer. The tracker system is designed to monitor the degradation of a patient's cardiovascular condition from one or more causes. These causes... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090216140 - Device and method for the electrical measurement of body functions and conditions: At an electric instrument used for the measurement of heart- and vascular function as well as body spaces, which is based on impedance measurement, the position of the electrodes, body volume and the volume of the segments located between the electrodes are measured with the help of a contactless measuring... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090216139 - Method for collecting and assigning patient data in a clinical trial: A method for assigning an ECG for purposes of conducting a clinical trial is disclosed herein. The method includes assigning an ECG to a primary reader, selectively reassigning the ECG to the primary reader, and selectively assigning the ECG to a secondary reader. The method also includes automating the assignment... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090216143 - Determination of sympathetic activity: An apparatus, a method and a computer program for the determination of sympathetic activity are disclosed. The method comprises: receiving heart activity data of a person; determining a recovery heart rate change speed during a recovery heart rate period in the heart activity data; and determining a sympathetic activity state... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090216144 - Hopping methods for the detection of qrs onset and offset: Disclosed are systems and methods for detecting the QRS portion of an electrocardiogram and also for detect QRS onset/offset points. QRS complexes are identified by testing selected waveform samples to determine if they are in a high curvature region. If a region passes the high curvature test, a verification test... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090216145 - System and method for analyzing an impedance course: A system which generates a warning signal in the event of looming pulmonary edema and/or looming decompensation. The system has an impedance detection unit for determining impedance values, which represent a transthoracic impedance course, and an impedance analysis unit (78), which is connected to the impedance detection unit. The impedance... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.c.

20090216146 - Method and system for processing and electroencephalograph (eeg) signal: The invention provides a method and system for locating an epileptic focus in an individual. In accordance with the method of the invention, an integer N of ictal EEG signals are obtained on the individual and a principal component analysis generating N output signals is executed on the ictal EEG... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090216147 - Device for measurement of physiological signals of an object: The present invention relates to a device for measuring physiological signals of an object, for instance a human body of a patient. The device is provided with measuring means for measuring the physiological signals and with signal processing means for at least partially processing the measured physiological signals. According to... Agent: Jensen + Puntigam, P.s.

20090216148 - Three-dimensional impedance imaging device: In a method of electrical impedance tomography (EIT), a mediating fluid provides electrical contact between the electrodes of an EIT device and the skin of a body part to be examined. The height of the fluid is raised or lowered between impedance measurements, enabling tomographic images of the tissue under... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090216149 - Self-contained, implantable, intracranial pressure sensing device and methods for its use in monitoring intracranial pressure: A reliable and mass-producible microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based microwave intracranial pressure sensing device for use with a portable microwave monitor and methods for non-invasively monitoring intracranial pressure with this device are provided.... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090216150 - Method and apparatus for inserting biopsy site marker in marker body: An apparatus for inserting a marking element into a marker body includes a body portion, an insertion member, and a pushing member. The body portion has a compartment configured to receive a marker body. The insertion member is configured to engage the marker body within the compartment. The pushing member... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc

20090216151 - Biopsy probe with hypodermic lumen: A biopsy probe includes a body portion, a cannula, a tip, and a cutter. The cannula extends relative to the body portion. The cannula has a first lumen configured to receive a cutter and a transverse aperture configured to receive tissue. The cutter is disposed in the first lumen of... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc

20090216152 - Needle tip for biopsy device: A biopsy device includes a body portion, a tip, at least one blade, and a cutter. The cannula defines at least one lumen. The cannula has a transverse aperture configured to receive tissue. The tip is located at the distal end of the cannula, and may include at least two... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc

20090216154 - Automatically retractable safety blood sampler: This invention of the automatically retractable safety blood sampler comprises a needle with a needle hub, a needle tube, a rubber washer, and a protective sheath, a cap, a barrel, a spring, and a blood collection tube. With blood collected, the blood collection tube is used for coercing the needle... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090216153 - Cannula with introducer, needle protecting guard and blood collecting system: A cannula introducing device comprises an elongate body (10) having a needle (12) projecting from a front end, an operating element (24) for displacement longitudinally of the body (10), a plunger (16) disposed at the front end of the body (10), and a coupling means (18), such as a flexible... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090216155 - Test device: A disposable test device consists of a first portion 2 having a fluid application port 5 to which a sample of fluid can be applied, and a handle portion 3 hingedly attached to the first portion 2 at a hinge portion 4 and which normally lies in the plane of... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group (w/isa)

20090216156 - Smart apparatus for gait monitoring and fall prevention: Provided is a system for monitoring gait. More particularly, the system comprises: one or more pressure sensors; an algorithm which compares the data from the pressure sensor(s) to a stability profile, and provides a feedback value; means for communicating the feedback value; and a power source. Also provided is a... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090209802 - Balloon brachytherapy applicator and method: Methods and applicator apparatus are disclosed for brachytherapy treatment of tissue surrounding a cavity in a patient, particularly a resection cavity. In treatment regimes requiring recovery time between successive radiation treatments, applicators of the invention are retained under the skin, with the skin allowed to at least partially heal, and... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090209803 - Adjuvant brachytherapy apparatus and method for use with kyphoplasty: In a kyphoplasty procedure to expand and repair a damaged vertebra, diseased bone around the vertebral fraction zone is irradiated by use of a small radiation source inserted through the cannula used in the kyphoplasty procedure.... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090209804 - Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects in patients: Apparatuses and methods for percutaneously implanting objects, such as radioactive seeds or markers, in patients. In one embodiment, a device for percutaneously implanting an object in a patient includes a handle, a cannula projecting outwardly from the handle, and an actuator movably disposed relative to the handle. In one aspect... Agent: Calypso Medical / Perkins Coie, LLP

20090209805 - Tissue irradiation: Devices and methods are disclosed for treatment to tissue surrounding a body cavity or other intracorporeal site, such as after removal of tissue, e.g. cancer. Such a device includes a treatment location on a distal portion of the device with one or more radiation shielding components that partially encircle a... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090209806 - Implantable transducer: A method and device for connecting a bone conductor transducer contained in a housing to the skull bone for the transmission of vibrations characterized by, that the housing has at least one surface, which is placed against the bottom plane of a recess shaped in the temporal bone with a... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090209807 - Therapeutic device for erectile dysfunction: Disclosed herein is a therapeutic device and method for achieving and sustaining erection of a penile organ. The therapeutic device comprises a flexible belt worn by the user for producing an external pressure on one or more regions of the penile organ. The flexible belt comprises a waist section and... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090209808 - Implantable pump for erectile dysfunction treatment: An implantable system for erectile dysfunction treatment includes an implantable pump having an inlet and an outlet port. The inlet port is configured to receive blood from an artery within the body. The outlet port is configured to receive the blood from the inlet port and deliver that blood to... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090209809 - Device for measuring a position of a surgical instrument: When a surgical instrument is inserted into an operating duct of an endoscope, the operator must know when the distal end of the instrument emerges from the distal end of the operating duct and thus reaches the visible zone of the viewing device of the endoscope. The invention provides a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090209810 - Endoscope assembly: An endoscope assembly communicates with a data processing unit by radio waves. The endoscope assembly includes operation switches, which is configured to be operated by an operator, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to enable the operation switches to function as switches for setting wireless communication when... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090209811 - Processor for endoscope and endoscope system: An electronic endoscope is detachably connected to a processor via a first control connector and a second control connector. Contacts provided at side ends of the flat-shaped second control connector are connected to a CPU. The CPU detects start of removal of the first control connector in response to a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209812 - Rotary self-propelled endoscope: A rotary self-propelled endoscope, including: a tubular outer shaft having an elongated insertion section main body with a distal end portion which is rotatable around a longitudinal axis and has at least partially a surface formed to have a helical configuration; an inner shaft which is rotatably inserted through the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090209814 - Flexible tubular liner coating system: Flexible tubular liner coating systems are described herein. A method for coating and forming the flexible tubular inner liner may comprise, in one example, coating at least a first surface of a flexible elongate strip having a first and a second edge and then bringing the first and second edges... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090209813 - Sigmoidoscope with optical coupling element: A sigmoidoscope (1) adapted for use in conjunction with a removable obturator to facilitate internal examination of the sigmoid colon of a patient. The sigmoidoscope includes a generally tubular speculum (2) having a sidewall defining a forward insertion end (3), a rearward observation end (4) and an internal lumen (5).... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090209815 - Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device: A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument and a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument. A vacuum-activated device transitions the hollow body between a relatively flexible condition and a relatively stiff condition.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090209817 - Controlled perspective guidance method: Navigation through a network of body passages, such as through the airways, is improved by a method of displaying information which provides a fly-through visualization of the passageway. As landmarks or waypoints are passed, the view changes to a next segment in a planned pathway to a target. Such a... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090209816 - Induction coil sensing: Disclosed is apparatus (110) comprising a first device (120) adapted to be releasably operatively coupled to a second device (130). The second device comprises a detection coil (136) associated with a coupling arrangement (133) of the second device. The first device comprises a sensing coil (2206) arranged at a coupling... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20090209818 - Processor for endoscope: A processor is provided with a power supply circuit for supplying voltages of different values to a CCD. A RAM of the processor stores a power control information table in which types of the CCD and power control information indicating methods of supplying each voltage to the CCD are related... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209819 - Bending section structure of endoscope: First stepped portions are provided on both sides of each of two front-side projection portions of a front end portion of a node ring. Second stepped portions are provided on both sides of each of two rear-side projection portions of a rear end portion of the node ring. At a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090209820 - Endoscope device: An endoscope device having a control unit and a bendable probe unit arranged at the distal end of a wire extending from the control unit. The control unit includes a ball shaft and a control lever arranged on the ball shaft. The ball shaft includes a ball member and an... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090209821 - Suction syringe and endoscope apparatus: A tubular body has a vent hole VA and a suction opening. The piston body is in a state in which the inside of the tubular body in an enclosed space is divided into a front chamber and a rear chamber. The piston body includes piston portion which reciprocate in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209822 - Endoscopic fluid feed system: On a rigid tip end section at the distal end of an elongated endoscopic insertion member, an observation window washer means is provided to wash an endoscopic optical observation window, along with a fluid injection means to be used for injecting a fluid from an injection passage leading to an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209823 - Automatic retractable syringe: An automatic retractable syringe includes a tubular body on which a syringe opening is provided; a piston body in whose pressing portion a vent hole VA is formed and in whose shaft portion a vent passage passing from the vent hole VA through inside to the front end portion is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209824 - Oct optical probe and optical tomography imaging apparatus: Safe and inexpensive visual confirmation of the scanning position of an OCT optical probe, which is inserted into a forceps channel of an endoscope, is provided. The OCT optical probe to be inserted into a forceps channel of an endoscope that applies illumination light to a site to be observed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090209825 - Endoscope: An endoscope having a hollow shaft for inserting an image guide, so that the distal end of the shaft is configured at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the shaft and the shaft is closed at the distal end by means of an end piece provided with a pass-through... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090209826 - Intubation systems and methods: A device, a system, and a method for intubation are disclosed. The intubation device includes a handle disposed at a proximal end of the intubation device, a guiding tip having a camera disposed at a distal end of the intubation device, an inter-trachea tube connecting the handle and the guiding... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090209827 - Suction retraction surgical instrument: A suction retraction surgical instrument retracts tissue and removes smoke, fluid, debris and other matter from a surgical site. The instrument includes an elongate body having a proximal section, a distal section and a central section. A vacuum or suction channel is defined within the elongate body. The instrument includes... Agent: Storm LLP

20090209829 - Apparatus for detecting driver's mental state and method for detecting mental state: There are provided an imaging section 11 and a heart rate sensor 12 that serve as a plurality of detection means for detecting a driver's state; an appearance determination section 13 for determining a driver's appearance from detection results from the imaging section 11 and the heart rate sensor 12;... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090209831 - Imaging methods for visualizing implanted living cells: e

20090209830 - Method and apparatus for monitoring external physical parameters having an influence on the onset or progression of a medical condition: A patient compliance monitor (10) for monitoring compliance of a patient to a treatment regime for treatment of a medical condition, the patient compliance monitor comprising measurement means (12) for measuring an external physical parameter acting on a limb of the said patient, the external physical parameter having an influence... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090209828 - Method and device microcalorimetrically measuring a tissue local metabolism speed, intracellular tissue water content, blood biochemical component concentration and a cardio-vascular system tension: The present invention relates to medicine, in particular, to the methods of measuring a thermal effect and a local metabolism rate of a live tissue, a water content in the intercellular substance as well as a concentration of biochemical blood components, in particular, blood glucose and pressure in the cardiovascular... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090209832 - Tube monitoring system: A system for monitoring the location of a tube, especially a feeding tube. The system comprises an antenna located at an outlet of the tube; a wireless transmitter coupled to the antenna; and a sensor co-located with the antenna and arranged to generate an output which indicates at least one... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090209833 - System and method for automatic detection of anomalies in images: Methods and apparatus for detecting anomalies in images according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with an optical How system. The optical flow system may receive image data for a first image and a second image and generate How vectors corresponding to differences between the first... Agent: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner / Raytheon

20090209834 - System and method for in vivo measurement of biological parameters: A system, method and medical tool are presented for use in non-invasive in vivo determination of at least one desired parameter or condition of a subject having a scattering medium in a target region. The measurement system comprises an illuminating system, a detection system, and a control system. The illumination... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090209835 - Signal processing apparatus and method: A method and an apparatus to analyze two measured signals that are modeled as containing desired and undesired portions such as noise, FM and AM modulation. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, a transformation is used to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090209836 - Optical measuring apparatus, optical measuring method, and storage medium that stores optical measuring program: The present invention provides an optical measuring apparatus and an optical measuring method for being able to correct the influence of a superficial tissue to be able to accurately measure a degree of light absorption of a deep layer tissue such as a human body and fruits, and a storage... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090209837 - Biological optical measurement probe and biological optical measurement instrument therewith: A probe which allows optical fiber fixing tools to be distributed substantially uniformly and symmetrically longitudinally or laterally and is easily fitted, even when a head part size of a subject changes is provided. A plurality of optical fiber fixing tools which fix incident optical fibers and detection optical fibers... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090209838 - 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

20090209839 - Methods and systems for alerting practitioners to physiological conditions: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for monitoring a patient to produce a signal representing a blood oxygen concentration. The signal may be analyzed to determine the presence of one or more sleep apnea events, and an integral of the signal may be calculated if the signal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090209840 - Electrode chain: A medical electrode includes a moderately conductive flexible member having a top side and a bottom side with a plurality of highly conductive patterns disposed on the conductive flexible member bottom side in a spaced apart relationship. A moderately highly conductive layer disposed on the conductive flexible member bottom side... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20090209841 - Radiation imaging system and nuclear medicine diagnosis instrument therefor: A radiation imaging system is configured by a collimator 30A including a detector 21 with a discrete detection pixel corresponding with a pixel and a plurality of radiation passages 31 and looks into a plurality of detectors 21 through one radiation passage 31 to set a step width of rotation... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090209843 - Method to acquire image data sets with a magnetic resonance apparatus: In a method to acquire image data sets with a magnetic resonance apparatus in the examination of a patient, and to generate post-processed images, in which different measurement protocols to acquire various image data sets are set manually and the image data sets are acquired, and all measurement protocols are... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090209842 - Mri gradient coil assembly with reduced acoustic noise: The invention relates to a magnetic resonance imaging system which comprises means for generating a static magnetic field and a gradient coils system for generating a time varying magnetic gradient field by use of a first electrical current and a second electrical current. The gradient coils system is located in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090209845 - Method to optimize interactive products based on their functional neural impact: Described herein are methods of optimizing an interactive media (e.g., a videogame) based on a brain activity criterion, as well as interactive media optimized or incorporating these methods. Brain activity may be measured using imaging techniques, such as an fMRI image of neural activity taken while a subject is using... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090209844 - Patient bed for pet/mr imaging systems: A hybrid imaging system and a patient bed for same are disclosed. The hybrid imaging system includes a magnetic resonance scanner and a second modality imaging system spaced apart from the magnetic resonance scanner by a gap. In some embodiments, the gap is less than seven meters. The patient bed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090209846 - Apparatus and method for real-time motion-compensated magnetic resonance imaging: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for real-time motion compensated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a human or animal. The apparatus includes one or more magnetic-resonance compatible cameras mounted on a coil of the MRI device, a calculation and storage device, and an interface operably connected to the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090209847 - Magnetic resonance elastograph system with hydraulic driver: A hydraulic driver of a magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) system is provided. The hydraulic driver is adapted to be connected to at least a passive actuator for contacting with a subject. The hydraulic driver includes a pump, a hydraulic piston-cylinder unit operatively coupled to the pump, and a tube assembly.... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20090209848 - Gel material for use in mri: In MR imaging of a body part of a patient in an intra-operative procedure, the body part is supported using gel pads where the gel material is arranged such that the presence of the gel material does not generate an image in the analysis of the RF signal from the... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090209849 - Medical device placement and monitoring system utilizing radio frequency identification: A medical device placement and monitoring system is provided that includes numerous circuits that can be used alone or in combination. The circuits include a feedback initiator, a feedback receiver, and a clinician notifying device. By various means in the provided circuits, the feedback initiator provides information about the location... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.

20090209850 - Pulsed ultra-wideband sensor and the method thereof: A pulsed ultra-wideband sensor comprises a control unit designed for forming a time delay of a synchronizing pulse, a probing signal forming path, a transmitting antenna, a receiving antenna, a path of a probing signal transmitter, with an output of said path being connected to the transmitting antenna, a path... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090209851 - Stereotactic computer assisted surgery method and system: A computer assisted surgical system that includes an apparatus for imaging a region of interest of a portion of an anatomy of a subject; a memory containing executable instructions; and a processor programmed using the instructions to receive two or more two-dimensional images of the region of interest taken at... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090209854 - Biopsy method: A biopsy marker applier and method are described and illustrated. The biopsy marker applier can include a cannula and at least one marker disposed within the cannula. A member can be positioned on the cannula, such as sliding member disposed to slide along the cannula. The sliding member can be... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090209853 - Biopsy site marker applier: A biopsy marker applier and method are described and illustrated. The biopsy marker applier can include a cannula and at least one marker disposed within the cannula. A member can be positioned on the cannula, such as sliding member disposed to slide along the cannula. The sliding member can be... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090209852 - Systems and methods for treating a patient using guided radiation therapy or surgery: Systems and methods for locating and tracking a target, i.e., measuring the position and/or rotation of a target during setup and treatment of a patient in guided radiation therapy applications for the head and neck. One embodiment is directed toward a device having a body and markers, such as excitable... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090209855 - Medical devices for treating a target site and associated method: Embodiments of the present invention provide devices and methods for treating various target sites, such as vascular abnormalities. For example, a medical device according to one embodiment includes at least one layer of a fabric of braided strands having proximal and distal ends and a central axis extending therebetween. The... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090209856 - Two-phase surgical procedure for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A two-phase surgical procedure is disclosed for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease The first phase is a procedure to induce creation of a localized pleurodesis and is preferably performed as an outpatient procedure. The second phase is a procedure to introduce a surgical instrument into the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209857 - Method and system for identifying and quantifying particles in flow systems: A method and system for quantifying particles in a flow system are provided.... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090209858 - System and method for ultrasonic image processing: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an ultrasonic (US) imaging system having a transducer, and a controller managing operations of the transducer. The controller can be operative to cause the transducer to transmit a coded ultrasound signal to an object, cause the transducer... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090209859 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic imaging method: s

20090209860 - Ultrasonic probe: In an ultrasonic probe of the present invention, a probe main body that comprises a flat shaped piezoelectric element group having a plurality of strip shaped piezoelectric elements arranged in a line in the major axis direction, which is the crosswise direction of the piezoelectric elements, is formed and housed... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090209861 - Ultrasonic doppler blood flow meter: An ultrasonic Doppler blood flow meter has a clutter component estimation unit 110 for estimating amplitude, initial phase, and phase velocity of the clutter component using an output from the phase detector 104 to reduce a transient phenomenon. Using the estimated data, initial values of the wall filter 105 are... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090209862 - Method and apparatus for medical ultrasound diagnostics: A method and apparatus for medical ultrasound diagnostics use time multiplexing of ultrasonic transducers of a multi-transducer array (108) disposed upon or in an application pad. Embodiments of the invention facilitate low excitation power and low wire count electrical interfaces (106, 306, 406) to the transducers and reduce electromagnetic interference... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090209863 - Method and interface for cooling electronics that generate heat: A method and interface for cooling electronics that generate heat are provided. The interface includes a housing having tubing (i) therein to transfer heat from liquid flowing in the tubing and (ii) extending therefrom and configured to engage a pump. The tubing forms a closed circulation path. The interface further... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090209864 - Two-dimensional array ultrasonic probe: A two-dimensional array ultrasonic probe is provided with a two-dimensional ultrasonic array and a surface protection layer provided on the array. The two-dimensional ultrasonic array arranges a plurality of piezoelectric vibration elements two-dimensionally. The surface protection layer is made essentially of polybutadiene series rubber. The polybutadiene series rubber is synthesized... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090209865 - Optical analyzer: An optical analyzer performing analysis excellent in spatial resolution and in invasion depth is provided. The analyzer includes a diagnostic light source section including a seed light source which outputs seed light, and a silica optical fiber to which seed light is input and which generates diagnostic light having a... Agent: Venable LLP

20090209866 - Apparatus and method for measuring anatomical objects using coordinated fluoroscopy: Two fluoroscopic images taken from two different angles of the same anatomical feature are registered to a common three-dimensional coordinate system. A dimension of the anatomical feature is determined by specifying with reference to the two registered fluoroscopic images two constrained points within the three-dimensional coordinate system that correspond to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090209867 - Method for rapid screening of mad cow disease and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: Methods for diagnosing altered neuropathology in an animal are disclosed, wherein said methods comprise imaging brain, spinal cord, or other neural tissue of the animal, analyzing the appearance of the tissue, and determining whether the appearance of the tissue is altered relative to corresponding unaltered tissue. Also disclosed are methods... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090209868 - Adaptive frequency domain filtering for improved non-invasive blood pressure estimation: A system for processing oscillometric data from a plurality of pressure steps to determine the blood pressure of a patient as disclosed herein. A heart rate monitor connected to the patient acquires the patient's heart rate. A time to frequency domain converter receives oscillometric data and converts the oscillometric data... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090209869 - Pressure recovery index to assess cardiac function: Determining an index for assessing cardiac function. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving ventricular pressure data during an invasive cardiac procedure, wherein the received pressure data includes a diastatic ventricular pressure value, a minimum ventricular pressure value, and a predefined fiducial marker pressure value. An index value is calculated... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (15060) Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

20090209870 - Pulse-wave measurement apparatus: A pulse-wave measurement apparatus includes a pressure detecting capacitor which changes its capacitance according to the pressure within an artery; an operational amplifier which is connected at its inverting input terminal to one end of the pressure detecting capacitor and also is connected at its non-inverting input terminal to a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090209871 - Apparatus for measuring blood flow rate and method for measuring blood flow rate: Provided is an apparatus for measuring blood flow rate that includes a light emitting portion for irradiating living tissues with laser light, a photo-detector for detecting at least one of reflection, scattering, or absorption of the laser light, and an operation portion for calculating blood flow rate based on the... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090209872 - Method and device for determining flow in a blood vessel: The invention relates to a method and device for determining the flow in a blood vessel, comprising the determining the relation between the shear rate and the impedance of flowing blood, measuring the impedance in the blood in a cross-section of the blood vessel, determining the shear rate from this... Agent: Mark Zovko

20090209873 - Heartbeat monitoring device, system and method: A heartbeat monitoring device (2) comprises: —a number of electrodes (3.1, 3.2) for sensing an ECG signal (SO) of a user (5), —a signal processing means (14) for processing a signal (S2) derived from the ECG signal and adapted to extract information related to the heartbeat of the user from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090209874 - Extrapolating ica knowledge from one epoch to another for improved fetal ecg separation: A method of utilizing a maternal-fetal monitoring system to monitor the physiological properties of both a maternal patient and a fetus. A series of ECG electrodes are placed across the maternal patient's abdomen and receives ECG input waveforms across sixteen separate channels. The sixteen channels of information are processed using... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090209875 - Device for the analysis of an endocardiac signal of acceleration: A device for the analysis of an endocardiac signal of acceleration. The device preprocesses the acquired endocardiac acceleration (EA) signal by cutting the signal EA collected into sub-signals EA, each one have a duration of one cardiac cycle; separating the cut signals to isolate in each sub-signal EA at least... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090209876 - Method and apparatus for continuous pulse contour cardiac output: A system and method are provided for sensing cardiac electrogram (EGM) signals and ventricular pressure signals and for using the sensed EGM and sensed pressure signals for estimating stroke volume (SV). A measure of cardiac output can be computed from the estimated SV and a heart rate determined from the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090209877 - automated qualitative mask fit tester: A hand-held, automated qualitative fit tester (QLFT) for establishing gas mask fit integrity. The automated QLFT may be configured to utilize a pressure source in combination with a cartridge and a nebulizer to generate aerosols having size distributions and concentrations that are substantially the same as OSHA-approved manual units. The... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090209879 - System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery: The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between neuromuscular responses and the stimulation signal that caused the neuromuscular responses.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20090209878 - Systems and methods for estimating surface electromyography: A rehabilitation device is presented that is inexpensive to produce and is easy to use. The device uses a predictable method to estimate the activity of muscle and therefore provide many ways to train and rehabilitate a person having a prosthetic limb or other neuromuscular disorder.... Agent: Bell & Associates

20090209880 - Method and apparatus to detect and monitor the frequency of obstructive sleep apnea: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for detecting and monitoring obstructive sleep apnea. The apparatus includes an intracardiac impedance sensor to measure intracardiac impedance, a movement sensor to measure an amount of movement of a patient, and a controller operatively coupled to said intracardiac impedance sensor and said... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090209881 - Apparatus for manually retaining a urine cup while providing a urine specimen: The present invention is a hand held apparatus to manually retain a urine specimen cup between the legs of a person so that a person can provide a urine specimen into the cup while precisely holding the cup beneath his or her legs so that the urine can be precisely... Agent: Rozsa Law Group Lc

20090209882 - Integrated cap and sample applicator: A sampling cap (10) for a cuvette (72) or other liquid sampling device is provided, which includes a cap body (12) having a fixedly mounted, axially extending capillary collection tube (40). The body (12) includes first and section end sections (14, 16) with in an intermediate shoulder (18). Each of... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20090209883 - Tissue penetrating apparatus: A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. A drive force generator is provided. A housing has at least a first handle portion with a first average diameter, and a head portion with a second average diameter that is larger than the first average diameter.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090209884 - Implant planning using corrected captured joint motion information: The description relates to surgical computer systems, including computer program products, and methods for implant planning using corrected captured joint motion information. Data representative of a corrected limb pose at a plurality of poses within a range of motion of a joint associated with a particular individual is captured, the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090203952 - Eyelid plaque: An eyelid plaque and a method of using the plaque to treat eye cancers. The eyelid plaque is placed on the eyelid such that it defines an enclosure within which the radiation source resides. The enclosure defines a radiation shield that reduces radiation entering other organs and structures proximate the... Agent: William B. Gowanlock

20090203953 - Therapeutic member including a rail to resist movement within a needle used in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy: A therapeutic member for use in brachytherapy deliverable to an implant site by way of a needle comprises a single radioactive source encapsulated by a bio-absorbable material having an outer surface including one or more ribs encircling the single radioactive source, a leading edge endcap rib and a trailing edge... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090203954 - Magnetic-field applicator: The invention relates to a magnetic-field applicator for heating magnetic or magnetizable substances or particles in human or animal tissue having at least two magnet coils (1) for producing a magnetic alternating field, wherein the arrangement of the magnet coils (1) is matched to the body part (2) to be... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090203955 - Brace providing focussed energy for medical therapy: An electromagnetic body-treatment device includes a brace of an electromagnetically transparent material which is shaped for removable conforming application to a contour of the human body. One or more multi-turn electrical coils are embedded in the brace and are oriented to establish a magnetic flux density in a therapy site... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group

20090203956 - Neonate or infant pulsating wear: A neonate or infant pulsating wear to obtain the pulse is disclosed, which comprise a multilayer structure. The structure comprises an elastic inner layer contacted with the body of the infant, an outer layer isolated with the body of the infant, and a middle layer between the inner layer and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090203957 - Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement: A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to the pump, as by an elongate element. The pump is implanted within the left ventricle with... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090203958 - Apparatus and method for automatically inducing sleep deprivation in rodents: Apparatus and method for automatically inducing sleep deprivation in rodents with an electroencephalogram measurement and analysis system, an electromyogram measurement and analysis system, sleep deprivation stimulus, stimulus control, acquisition and real-time sleep stage analysis software, and cage with food and water supplies.... Agent: Pinnacle Technology, Inc.

20090203959 - Female urinary incontinence devices: Disclosed is a female urinary incontinence-inhibiting device comprising a flexible torus including at least one slot configured to, under compression, flexibly reduce the outer diameter of the flexible torus, the flexible torus having a diameter configured to inhibit female urinary incontinence when placed in a vagina and a stabilizing element,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090203960 - Fluid seal for endoscope: A seal is provided for effectively inhibiting the egress of fluids from the working channel of an endoscope when an elongate device having a region with a non-circular cross-sectional shape is disposed therein. The seal has a body portion with a proximal end adapted for insertion of the elongate device,... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090203961 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument adapted for use during transanal endoscopy is disclosed. The surgical instrument has a shaft having a proximal end and distal end. A working part, for example a scissors or gripper, is attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a handle potion is attached to proximal... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090203964 - Capsule endoscope system and endoscopic image filing method: A capsule endoscope system includes a capsule endoscope, swallowable in a body, for forming an image. A receiver is positioned on the body, for wirelessly receiving the image from the capsule endoscope, to store the image. A workstation as information manager operates for image filing of the image from the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090203963 - Reimaging optical system and endoscope using the same: c

20090203962 - Stent delivery under direct visualization: Stent delivery under direct visualization utilizing an imaging hood is described herein. A stent may be delivered and placed in or around lesions, e.g., ostial lesions, through a delivery catheter while being directly visualized via an imaging hood. A pre-delivery assessment probe may also be advanced to the desired site... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090203965 - Endoscope apparatus and method of controlling endoscope apparatus: In an optical adapter 4 detachably attachable to a distal end portion of the endoscope insertion section, an LED 11 to which plural LED elements are connected in series and a resistor 12 for connection detection are connected in parallel to two electric contacts 14. To two signal lines 17a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090203966 - Endoscope light source device: The endoscope light source device includes a semiconductor light source, optical fibers that are inserted into an endoscope, guide first light beams from the semiconductor light source, and are arranged in plural rows in at least an angle portion of the endoscope, an optical coupling circuit that is arranged at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090203967 - 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

20090203968 - Vaginal speculum with solid rounded edges: A vaginal speculum includes a pair of opposed blades. One of the opposed blades is movably mounted for controllable movement towards and away from the other of the pair of opposed blades. Each blade includes an elongate arcuate paddle defining an interior compartment between the paddles. A solid rounded lip... Agent: Mark Young, P.A.

20090203969 - Surgical retractor device and related methods: A blade for a surgical retractor. The blade includes a base portion and a distal portion. The base portion may be attached to a frame of a surgical retractor. The distal portion may be removably coupled to the base portion and may be unitarily constructed of a translucent material. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090203972 - Apparatus, system, and method for monitoring physiological signs: An apparatus, system, and method monitors the motion, breathing, heart rate and sleep state of subjects, e.g., humans, in a convenient, non-invasive/non-contact, and low-cost fashion. More particularly, the motion, breathing, and heart rate signals are obtained through processing applied to a raw signal obtained in a non-contact fashion, typically using... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090203973 - Conveying real time medical data: There is provided apparatus for conveying real-time medical data received from patient connected terminals within a hospital to clinician. The apparatus is characterised in that the clinicians receive data from the apparatus via mobile devices (117) located outside a hospital and the apparatus is located at the hospital collecting a... Agent: Arthur Jacob

20090203970 - Sleep apnea test sensor assembly and sleep apnea test equipment using the same: This relates to a sleep apnea test sensor assembly (20) comprising multiple sensors to be used for diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome, and a test equipment (30) comprising the same. The respective sensors each associate sensing data measured by a respective sensing section with time data of a clock unit,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090203971 - System for remote monitoring of physiological parameters of an individual, method and computer program product therefor: i

20090203974 - Systems and methods for providing sensor fusion: The present invention comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient parameters into a medical monitoring system in order to increase monitoring specificity by reducing false positive alarms resulting from spurious data and inconclusive data. The invention also comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090203975 - Method and device for treating heel pain of a patient: A method and tool for treating heel pain of a patient. The method includes determining a medical procedure to be performed on the patient based on the number of etiologies, the time span, and the severity of the patient's heel pain. The medical procedure performed may include collecting and processing... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090203976 - Non-invasive blood component measuring device, non-invasive blood component measuring method, and a computer program product: A noninvasive blood component measuring device configured so as to resolve the variance of measuring results depend on the fixing position to the living body. Concretely, a non-invasive blood component measuring device comprising a light source section for illuminating a living body which includes a blood vessel, an imaging section... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090203977 - Method of screening for cancer using parameters obtained by the detection of early increase in microvascular blood content: The present invention, in one aspect, relates to screening test for tumors or lesions using what is referred to as “Early Increase in microvascular Blood Supply” (EIBS) that exists in tissues that are close to, but are not themselves, the abnormal tissue and in tissues that precede the development of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090203978 - 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

20090203979 - Implantable sensor electrodes and electronic circuitry: An electronic circuit for sensing an output of a sensor having at least one electrode pair and circuitry for obtaining and processing the sensor output. The electrode pair may be laid out such that one electrode is wrapped around the other electrode in a U-shaped fashion. The electronic circuitry may... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090203982 - Glucose measuring device for use in personal area network: A glucose measuring system includes a glucose meter that incorporates wireless communication capabilities. The meter can advantageously be a low cost meter by eliminating expensive components, such as the display. The user nevertheless is able to retrieve and view his or her glucose values by referring to displays within the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090203980 - Sensors employing combinatorial artificial receptors: In an embodiment, the present invention includes a competitive artificial receptor as a component of a detector system including a semipermeable membrane that isolates the competitive artificial receptor from certain components of the surrounding environment. This embodiment also includes the competitor and a detector operatively coupled to the competitive artificial... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090203981 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090203983 - Multi-functional burr hole assembly: A burr hole assembly for use in neurosurgery. In one aspect, the burr hole assembly comprises a burr hole portion and one or more sensors, such as EEG sensors, temperature sensors, intracranial pressure sensors, or motion sensors. In certain embodiments, an input/output unit, which may include a multiplexer, provides a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090203984 - Contact sensors: A non-invasive sensor has a contact membrane (6,16) and a cover membrane (2,12), the cover membrane being adapted for extension of a body surface to project the contact membrane against a body surface beneath it. The contact membrane will normally be attached to the cover membrane around its periphery such... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents

20090203985 - Pressure monitor: A sensor and method of use thereof for continuously measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) is disclosed. The sensor is designed to be adhered to the sclera of an eye and may be passive or active, with or without flash memory or other data storage media. The sensor includes a pressure monitoring... Agent: HamiltonIPLaw, PC

20090203986 - Medical data collection device: A medical data collection device is comprised of a head unit and a base unit. The head unit collects patient data and transmits the data to the base unit. The base unit captures, stores and processes the data A display on the base unit shows the captured data and allows... Agent: Lee Michael Pederson

20090203987 - Method and device to determine a position shift of a focal area: In a method and device for determination of a position shift, first image data of a body region of a treatment-positioned patient that contain derivable temperature information are acquired. A focal area in the body region is determined, and the focus of a hyperthermia applicator can be aligned on the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090203988 - Apparatus and method for non-invasively sensing pulse rate and blood flow anomalies: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for non-invasively sensing pulse rate and blood flow anomalies using a localized, uni-directional, and constant magnetic field. The apparatus comprises a magnetic source for producing the magnetic field, a signal acquisition module with a magnetic sensor for detecting the modulations of the... Agent: Lawrence Y.d. Ho & Associates Pte Ltd

20090203989 - Systems and methods for positioning a catheter: A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion of the medical device into a patient is disclosed. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of detected position data relating to a location marker, then determining a possible first... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090203990 - Reception coil maintaining element for an mr-imaging system: A reception coil maintaining element for an MR-imaging system includes two phase-controlled multi-element arrays of an RF multi-channel surface reception coil. Both of these phase-controlled, multi-element arrays have a reception surface including a center having a longitudinal axis that crosses that center. Each of these multi-element arrays is arranged on... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20090203991 - Multiple imaging and/or spectroscopic modality probe: The apparatus and methods described herein enable an operator to simultaneously collect images and spectroscopic information from a region(s) of interest using a multiple modality imaging and/or spectroscopic probe, configured as a catheter, endoscope, microscope, or hand held probe. The device may incorporate, for example, an ultrasonic transducer and a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20090203992 - Hybrid magnetic- base and impedance-based position sensing: A position sensing system includes a probe adapted to be introduced into a body cavity of a subject. The probe includes a magnetic field transducer and at least one probe electrodes. A control unit is configured to measure position coordinates of the probe using the magnetic field transducer. The control... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090203993 - Real time imagining during solid organ transplant: The invention provides methods and systems for imaging vessels in a subject. In certain embodiments the vessels may be associated with a solid organ transplant.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090203994 - Method and apparatus for vasculature visualization with applications in neurosurgery and neurology: The invention provides methods and systems for neurovascular imaging (150).... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090203995 - Double balloon isolation catheters and methods therefor: A system for examining a colon includes a catheter, such as a rectal catheter, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the catheter, and a flexible tube coupled with the catheter. The system includes a first... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20090203996 - Ultrasound-imaging systems and methods for a user-guided three-dimensional volume-scan sequence: An ultrasound-imaging system and method is provided that permits an operator to acquire an image of a volume-of-interest in a time critical fashion, that is capable of referencing the volume rendering to a standard two-dimensional imaging mode, and permits the operator to selectively choose a number of display-mode parameters that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090203998 - Heart rate counter, portable apparatus, method, and computer program for heart rate counting: A heart rate counter comprising a light source; a camera arranged in a vicinity if the light source such that light from the light source is able to be registered through living tissue, and arranged to acquire a series of images of the light transmitted through the tissue; and an... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090203999 - System and method for dicom compliant display of ultrasound images in varying ambient light: An ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe receiving echo signals from a subject, and a processor converting echo signals received from the probe to echo data corresponding to an ultrasound image. The system also includes a grayscale mapper transforming the echo data received from the processor to a corresponding... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204000 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an image creating unit configured to create an image of an affected area and an image of a puncture needle inserted into a subject by means of an ultrasonic scanning operation, and a monitor configured to display the image of the affected area and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090204001 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A base has a plurality of projections or recesses. Each of the projections or recesses corresponds to one channel of vibration elements. Each of the vibration elements has a plurality of MUT elements. Each of the MUT elements transmits and receives ultrasonic waves. A plurality of MUT elements are arranged... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090203997 - Ultrasound displacement imaging with spatial compounding: Artifacts in ultrasound displacement images are reduced by combining multiple component displacement images. For each component displacement image first a pre-displacement ultrasound image is generated from a particular imaging angle. Then a displacement force is applied on the object at a desired displacement angle via an ultrasound or other mechanical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204002 - Use of signal strength indicator in ultrasound fetal monitors: A method and system for positioning the transducer of a Doppler ultrasound fetal heat rate monitor at an optimum location on the abdomen of the pregnant patient. The method entails using a transducer positioned on the abdomen of a pregnant patient. Use is made of the conventional audio envelope that... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090204003 - Tracking selection for medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Data is captured for different contrast agent perfusion imaging options. For example, two different maximum intensity projection (MIP) combinations of frames are formed during scanning, one with motion correction and one without. As another example, the component frames of data are stored to allow any combination after scanning. If one... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204004 - Ultrasound transducer and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: This invention includes a first electrode which is fixed on a base, a vibration film which is disposed to oppose the first electrode with an air and vacuum portion between the vibration film and the first electrode, a second electrode which is supported by the vibration film and is connected... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090204005 - Puncture resistant catheter for sensing vessels and for creating passages in tissue: Devices and methods are disclosed for providing a sensing element to scan tissue and detect the presence of structures within the tissue to avoid the structures when performing a procedure on the tissue. A tissue penetrating member or needle is extendable from the device to create a channel or opening... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090204006 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic transducer array and ultrasonic endoscope system: An electronic radial type ultrasonic transducer arraying, in a cylindrical form, a plurality of ultrasonic transducer elements for transmitting and receiving ultrasound, and for storing cables corresponding to the respective ultrasonic transducer elements for transmitting a drive signal for driving each of the ultrasonic transducer elements in the inside of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090204007 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonograph having a vascular diameter measurement means for taking an ultrasonic tomography image of a blood vessel and then measuring a vascular diameter based on the image, including: an ultrasonic probe 11 having an ultrasonic oscillator 11a for an ultrasonic beam scan, the oscillator being rotatable in the direction... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090204008 - Whole body infrared thermography systems and methods: Systems, methods and apparatus are described for the collection and analysis of thermographic data. An infrared sensor is described that is mounted at an end of a probe and, together with a filter that restricts infrared radiation received by the infrared sensor to a selected band of wavelengths, a signal... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090204009 - Medical device system and related methods for diagnosing abnormal medical conditions based on in-vivo optical properties of tissue: A diagnostic system detects abnormal physical properties of tissue in a patient based upon optical properties of the tissue. A probe includes light delivery and capture fibers, and polarizers. Optical properties detected relate to polarized and unpolarized light into, and scattering from, the tissue. The optical properties detected are processed... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090204010 - Vein imaging apparatus: A vein imaging device that is capable of achieving space saving. The vein imaging device includes an imaging section and a guide member. The imaging section images a vein pattern of a palm. The guide member is erected on a periphery of an imaging surface of the imaging section. The... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090204011 - Pulse wave period measuring apparatus, pulse wave period measuring method, heartbeat period measuring method, and recording medium: A pulse wave period measuring apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention detects a pulse wave of a subject, detects a maximum value and a minimum value in a predetermined period of the pulse wave, calculates one or more reference values between the maximum value and the minimum... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090204012 - Apparatus and method for determining a physiological parameter: An apparatus for determining a physiological parameter of a patient, such as cardiac output, comprises a sensor device providing readings of a blood variable, memory means storing the readings as a curve over time, evaluation means determining a mean value from the curve and determining the physiological parameter using the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090204013 - Wearable monitoring system: A system for measuring/monitoring the vital signs of a patient especially blood pressure, comprising a plurality of electrodes arranged at least in the waistband of an undergarment, and means for deriving measurements from the electrodes using pulse-transit times.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204014 - Down-sized single directional respiratory air flow measuring tube: A down-sized single directional respiratory air flow measuring tube is provided that is suitable for an electronic respiratory air flow measuring device such that the patients perform a self-test. The measuring tube includes: a cylindrical pipe including an inlet making contact with a mouth of an examinee and an outlet... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090204015 - Systems and methods for depression treatment using neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of depression. Described are methods and devices to treat depression that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of depression.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090204016 - System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20090204018 - Body composition measuring instrument for recognizing changes in body composition: A body composition measuring instrument includes a body composition calculating unit for calculating a body composition of a user by using a plurality of electrodes, a reference value storage region for storing information of a reference value related to the past body composition of the user, a display control unit... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090204017 - Uterine activity monitoring using impedance plethysmography: A method and system for monitoring the uterine activity of a patient. A pair of electrodes are position in contact with the skin of the patient in the abdominal area. An electrical signal is introduced into the patient by the electrodes and a return signal is received and detected by... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090204019 - Combined pressure and flow sensor integrated in a shunt system: A shunt system for implantation into a patient for diverting excess fluid from the lateral ventricles of the patient's brain to a diversion site. The present shunt includes a pressure transducer for measuring ICP, a rate of flow transducer for measuring the flow rate of the CSF flowing within the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090204020 - Tissue collection system: A tissue sample collection device and method are described and disclosed. The tissue sample collection device has a filter that is removably disposed within a sleeve. The filter has an open proximal end and an internal passageway that is in fluid communication with the open proximal end for the passage... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090204021 - Apparatus and method for accessing a body site: A device to access a desired tissue site within a patient's body and separate a tissue specimen from the tissue site. The device includes a probe member having a tissue penetrating distal tip having a plurality of concaved surfaces which form curved cutting edges at the intersection of adjacent concave... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090204022 - Pneumatic circuit and biopsy device: A pneumatic circuit and other components are provided for the operation of a medical device. The pneumatic circuit provides controlled pressurized air to a medical device for use during a medical procedure.... Agent: Ipadvisors

20090204024 - Apparatus and method to access the bone marrow: An apparatus and method for harvesting bone and bone marrow are provided. The apparatus may include a driver operable to be releasably engaged with an intraosseous device. The intraosseous device may include a cannula having a first end operable to penetrate bone and bone marrow and to allow retrieval of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090204023 - Rotating soft tissue biopsy needle: A biopsy needle for collecting a tissue specimen includes a housing; an outer cannula that is at least partially received within the housing; and an inner tube received within the outer cannula and is configured to receive a stylet. The needle also includes a snare coil that is formed as... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090204025 - Method and apparatus for an improved sample capture device: A body fluid sampling device is provided. A mesh may be used to guide blood or fluid to travel directly from the wound to an analyte detecting port on the cartridge. Thus the volume of blood or body fluid produced at the wound site irregardless of its droplet geometry can... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090204026 - Safety blood collection assembly with indicator: A blood collection assembly includes a housing and a cannula extending distally from the housing including a patient end, and a cannula shield removably engaged with a portion of the housing. The cannula shield is capable of shielding at least the patient end of the cannula, and includes a safety... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090204027 - Lancet with shielded lance: An improved lancet as well as methods and devices for using the improved lancet are provided. The improved lancet comprises a body section with a lance arm and one or more protective arms extending from the body section. The lance arm has a lance with a sharp portion for piercing... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca

20090204028 - Calibration and measurement system: The present invention is a calibration and measurement system designed primarily for use in the rapid evaluation and characterization of open or visible wounds in patients. The invention in a preferred embodiment comprises a set of colored concentric rings, constructed of paper or synthetic material. The practitioner removes only as... Agent: Law Offices Of Larry K. Roberts, Inc.

20090204029 - Systems and methods for determining phasic cardiac cycle measurements: The disclosure of the present application provides for systems and methods for determining a phasic change in a vessel and vessel compliance. In at least one exemplary method for determining a phasic change in a vessel, the method comprises the steps of introducing a device into a site within a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090204031 - Joint angle tracking with inertial sensors: A method for estimating joint angles of a multi-segment limb from inertial sensor data accurately estimates and tracks the orientations of multiple segments of the limb as a function of time using data from a single inertial measurement unit worn at the distal end of the limb. Estimated joint angles... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090204030 - Method and system for monitoring the functional use of limbs: The invention relates to the area of rehabilitation for patients with motor disabilities, especially for hemiplegic patients. With the present invention a long term, e.g. day and night, patient activity monitoring can be established in a home environment. A core idea of the invention is to evaluate the functional use... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090203952 - Eyelid plaque: An eyelid plaque and a method of using the plaque to treat eye cancers. The eyelid plaque is placed on the eyelid such that it defines an enclosure within which the radiation source resides. The enclosure defines a radiation shield that reduces radiation entering other organs and structures proximate the... Agent: William B. Gowanlock

20090203953 - Therapeutic member including a rail to resist movement within a needle used in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy: A therapeutic member for use in brachytherapy deliverable to an implant site by way of a needle comprises a single radioactive source encapsulated by a bio-absorbable material having an outer surface including one or more ribs encircling the single radioactive source, a leading edge endcap rib and a trailing edge... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090203954 - Magnetic-field applicator: The invention relates to a magnetic-field applicator for heating magnetic or magnetizable substances or particles in human or animal tissue having at least two magnet coils (1) for producing a magnetic alternating field, wherein the arrangement of the magnet coils (1) is matched to the body part (2) to be... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090203955 - Brace providing focussed energy for medical therapy: An electromagnetic body-treatment device includes a brace of an electromagnetically transparent material which is shaped for removable conforming application to a contour of the human body. One or more multi-turn electrical coils are embedded in the brace and are oriented to establish a magnetic flux density in a therapy site... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group

20090203956 - Neonate or infant pulsating wear: A neonate or infant pulsating wear to obtain the pulse is disclosed, which comprise a multilayer structure. The structure comprises an elastic inner layer contacted with the body of the infant, an outer layer isolated with the body of the infant, and a middle layer between the inner layer and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090203957 - Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement: A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to the pump, as by an elongate element. The pump is implanted within the left ventricle with... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090203958 - Apparatus and method for automatically inducing sleep deprivation in rodents: Apparatus and method for automatically inducing sleep deprivation in rodents with an electroencephalogram measurement and analysis system, an electromyogram measurement and analysis system, sleep deprivation stimulus, stimulus control, acquisition and real-time sleep stage analysis software, and cage with food and water supplies.... Agent: Pinnacle Technology, Inc.

20090203959 - Female urinary incontinence devices: Disclosed is a female urinary incontinence-inhibiting device comprising a flexible torus including at least one slot configured to, under compression, flexibly reduce the outer diameter of the flexible torus, the flexible torus having a diameter configured to inhibit female urinary incontinence when placed in a vagina and a stabilizing element,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090203960 - Fluid seal for endoscope: A seal is provided for effectively inhibiting the egress of fluids from the working channel of an endoscope when an elongate device having a region with a non-circular cross-sectional shape is disposed therein. The seal has a body portion with a proximal end adapted for insertion of the elongate device,... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090203961 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument adapted for use during transanal endoscopy is disclosed. The surgical instrument has a shaft having a proximal end and distal end. A working part, for example a scissors or gripper, is attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a handle potion is attached to proximal... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090203964 - Capsule endoscope system and endoscopic image filing method: A capsule endoscope system includes a capsule endoscope, swallowable in a body, for forming an image. A receiver is positioned on the body, for wirelessly receiving the image from the capsule endoscope, to store the image. A workstation as information manager operates for image filing of the image from the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090203963 - Reimaging optical system and endoscope using the same: c

20090203962 - Stent delivery under direct visualization: Stent delivery under direct visualization utilizing an imaging hood is described herein. A stent may be delivered and placed in or around lesions, e.g., ostial lesions, through a delivery catheter while being directly visualized via an imaging hood. A pre-delivery assessment probe may also be advanced to the desired site... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090203965 - Endoscope apparatus and method of controlling endoscope apparatus: In an optical adapter 4 detachably attachable to a distal end portion of the endoscope insertion section, an LED 11 to which plural LED elements are connected in series and a resistor 12 for connection detection are connected in parallel to two electric contacts 14. To two signal lines 17a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090203966 - Endoscope light source device: The endoscope light source device includes a semiconductor light source, optical fibers that are inserted into an endoscope, guide first light beams from the semiconductor light source, and are arranged in plural rows in at least an angle portion of the endoscope, an optical coupling circuit that is arranged at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090203967 - 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

20090203968 - Vaginal speculum with solid rounded edges: A vaginal speculum includes a pair of opposed blades. One of the opposed blades is movably mounted for controllable movement towards and away from the other of the pair of opposed blades. Each blade includes an elongate arcuate paddle defining an interior compartment between the paddles. A solid rounded lip... Agent: Mark Young, P.A.

20090203969 - Surgical retractor device and related methods: A blade for a surgical retractor. The blade includes a base portion and a distal portion. The base portion may be attached to a frame of a surgical retractor. The distal portion may be removably coupled to the base portion and may be unitarily constructed of a translucent material. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090203972 - Apparatus, system, and method for monitoring physiological signs: An apparatus, system, and method monitors the motion, breathing, heart rate and sleep state of subjects, e.g., humans, in a convenient, non-invasive/non-contact, and low-cost fashion. More particularly, the motion, breathing, and heart rate signals are obtained through processing applied to a raw signal obtained in a non-contact fashion, typically using... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090203973 - Conveying real time medical data: There is provided apparatus for conveying real-time medical data received from patient connected terminals within a hospital to clinician. The apparatus is characterised in that the clinicians receive data from the apparatus via mobile devices (117) located outside a hospital and the apparatus is located at the hospital collecting a... Agent: Arthur Jacob

20090203970 - Sleep apnea test sensor assembly and sleep apnea test equipment using the same: This relates to a sleep apnea test sensor assembly (20) comprising multiple sensors to be used for diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome, and a test equipment (30) comprising the same. The respective sensors each associate sensing data measured by a respective sensing section with time data of a clock unit,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090203971 - System for remote monitoring of physiological parameters of an individual, method and computer program product therefor: i

20090203974 - Systems and methods for providing sensor fusion: The present invention comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient parameters into a medical monitoring system in order to increase monitoring specificity by reducing false positive alarms resulting from spurious data and inconclusive data. The invention also comprises a system that incorporates the natural relationships of patient... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090203975 - Method and device for treating heel pain of a patient: A method and tool for treating heel pain of a patient. The method includes determining a medical procedure to be performed on the patient based on the number of etiologies, the time span, and the severity of the patient's heel pain. The medical procedure performed may include collecting and processing... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090203976 - Non-invasive blood component measuring device, non-invasive blood component measuring method, and a computer program product: A noninvasive blood component measuring device configured so as to resolve the variance of measuring results depend on the fixing position to the living body. Concretely, a non-invasive blood component measuring device comprising a light source section for illuminating a living body which includes a blood vessel, an imaging section... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090203977 - Method of screening for cancer using parameters obtained by the detection of early increase in microvascular blood content: The present invention, in one aspect, relates to screening test for tumors or lesions using what is referred to as “Early Increase in microvascular Blood Supply” (EIBS) that exists in tissues that are close to, but are not themselves, the abnormal tissue and in tissues that precede the development of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090203978 - 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

20090203979 - Implantable sensor electrodes and electronic circuitry: An electronic circuit for sensing an output of a sensor having at least one electrode pair and circuitry for obtaining and processing the sensor output. The electrode pair may be laid out such that one electrode is wrapped around the other electrode in a U-shaped fashion. The electronic circuitry may... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090203982 - Glucose measuring device for use in personal area network: A glucose measuring system includes a glucose meter that incorporates wireless communication capabilities. The meter can advantageously be a low cost meter by eliminating expensive components, such as the display. The user nevertheless is able to retrieve and view his or her glucose values by referring to displays within the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090203980 - Sensors employing combinatorial artificial receptors: In an embodiment, the present invention includes a competitive artificial receptor as a component of a detector system including a semipermeable membrane that isolates the competitive artificial receptor from certain components of the surrounding environment. This embodiment also includes the competitor and a detector operatively coupled to the competitive artificial... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090203981 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090203983 - Multi-functional burr hole assembly: A burr hole assembly for use in neurosurgery. In one aspect, the burr hole assembly comprises a burr hole portion and one or more sensors, such as EEG sensors, temperature sensors, intracranial pressure sensors, or motion sensors. In certain embodiments, an input/output unit, which may include a multiplexer, provides a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090203984 - Contact sensors: A non-invasive sensor has a contact membrane (6,16) and a cover membrane (2,12), the cover membrane being adapted for extension of a body surface to project the contact membrane against a body surface beneath it. The contact membrane will normally be attached to the cover membrane around its periphery such... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents

20090203985 - Pressure monitor: A sensor and method of use thereof for continuously measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) is disclosed. The sensor is designed to be adhered to the sclera of an eye and may be passive or active, with or without flash memory or other data storage media. The sensor includes a pressure monitoring... Agent: HamiltonIPLaw, PC

20090203986 - Medical data collection device: A medical data collection device is comprised of a head unit and a base unit. The head unit collects patient data and transmits the data to the base unit. The base unit captures, stores and processes the data A display on the base unit shows the captured data and allows... Agent: Lee Michael Pederson

20090203987 - Method and device to determine a position shift of a focal area: In a method and device for determination of a position shift, first image data of a body region of a treatment-positioned patient that contain derivable temperature information are acquired. A focal area in the body region is determined, and the focus of a hyperthermia applicator can be aligned on the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090203988 - Apparatus and method for non-invasively sensing pulse rate and blood flow anomalies: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for non-invasively sensing pulse rate and blood flow anomalies using a localized, uni-directional, and constant magnetic field. The apparatus comprises a magnetic source for producing the magnetic field, a signal acquisition module with a magnetic sensor for detecting the modulations of the... Agent: Lawrence Y.d. Ho & Associates Pte Ltd

20090203989 - Systems and methods for positioning a catheter: A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion of the medical device into a patient is disclosed. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of detected position data relating to a location marker, then determining a possible first... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090203990 - Reception coil maintaining element for an mr-imaging system: A reception coil maintaining element for an MR-imaging system includes two phase-controlled multi-element arrays of an RF multi-channel surface reception coil. Both of these phase-controlled, multi-element arrays have a reception surface including a center having a longitudinal axis that crosses that center. Each of these multi-element arrays is arranged on... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20090203991 - Multiple imaging and/or spectroscopic modality probe: The apparatus and methods described herein enable an operator to simultaneously collect images and spectroscopic information from a region(s) of interest using a multiple modality imaging and/or spectroscopic probe, configured as a catheter, endoscope, microscope, or hand held probe. The device may incorporate, for example, an ultrasonic transducer and a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20090203992 - Hybrid magnetic- base and impedance-based position sensing: A position sensing system includes a probe adapted to be introduced into a body cavity of a subject. The probe includes a magnetic field transducer and at least one probe electrodes. A control unit is configured to measure position coordinates of the probe using the magnetic field transducer. The control... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090203993 - Real time imagining during solid organ transplant: The invention provides methods and systems for imaging vessels in a subject. In certain embodiments the vessels may be associated with a solid organ transplant.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090203994 - Method and apparatus for vasculature visualization with applications in neurosurgery and neurology: The invention provides methods and systems for neurovascular imaging (150).... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090203995 - Double balloon isolation catheters and methods therefor: A system for examining a colon includes a catheter, such as a rectal catheter, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the catheter, and a flexible tube coupled with the catheter. The system includes a first... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20090203996 - Ultrasound-imaging systems and methods for a user-guided three-dimensional volume-scan sequence: An ultrasound-imaging system and method is provided that permits an operator to acquire an image of a volume-of-interest in a time critical fashion, that is capable of referencing the volume rendering to a standard two-dimensional imaging mode, and permits the operator to selectively choose a number of display-mode parameters that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090203998 - Heart rate counter, portable apparatus, method, and computer program for heart rate counting: A heart rate counter comprising a light source; a camera arranged in a vicinity if the light source such that light from the light source is able to be registered through living tissue, and arranged to acquire a series of images of the light transmitted through the tissue; and an... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090203999 - System and method for dicom compliant display of ultrasound images in varying ambient light: An ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe receiving echo signals from a subject, and a processor converting echo signals received from the probe to echo data corresponding to an ultrasound image. The system also includes a grayscale mapper transforming the echo data received from the processor to a corresponding... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204000 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an image creating unit configured to create an image of an affected area and an image of a puncture needle inserted into a subject by means of an ultrasonic scanning operation, and a monitor configured to display the image of the affected area and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090204001 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A base has a plurality of projections or recesses. Each of the projections or recesses corresponds to one channel of vibration elements. Each of the vibration elements has a plurality of MUT elements. Each of the MUT elements transmits and receives ultrasonic waves. A plurality of MUT elements are arranged... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090203997 - Ultrasound displacement imaging with spatial compounding: Artifacts in ultrasound displacement images are reduced by combining multiple component displacement images. For each component displacement image first a pre-displacement ultrasound image is generated from a particular imaging angle. Then a displacement force is applied on the object at a desired displacement angle via an ultrasound or other mechanical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204002 - Use of signal strength indicator in ultrasound fetal monitors: A method and system for positioning the transducer of a Doppler ultrasound fetal heat rate monitor at an optimum location on the abdomen of the pregnant patient. The method entails using a transducer positioned on the abdomen of a pregnant patient. Use is made of the conventional audio envelope that... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090204003 - Tracking selection for medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Data is captured for different contrast agent perfusion imaging options. For example, two different maximum intensity projection (MIP) combinations of frames are formed during scanning, one with motion correction and one without. As another example, the component frames of data are stored to allow any combination after scanning. If one... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204004 - Ultrasound transducer and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: This invention includes a first electrode which is fixed on a base, a vibration film which is disposed to oppose the first electrode with an air and vacuum portion between the vibration film and the first electrode, a second electrode which is supported by the vibration film and is connected... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090204005 - Puncture resistant catheter for sensing vessels and for creating passages in tissue: Devices and methods are disclosed for providing a sensing element to scan tissue and detect the presence of structures within the tissue to avoid the structures when performing a procedure on the tissue. A tissue penetrating member or needle is extendable from the device to create a channel or opening... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090204006 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic transducer array and ultrasonic endoscope system: An electronic radial type ultrasonic transducer arraying, in a cylindrical form, a plurality of ultrasonic transducer elements for transmitting and receiving ultrasound, and for storing cables corresponding to the respective ultrasonic transducer elements for transmitting a drive signal for driving each of the ultrasonic transducer elements in the inside of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090204007 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonograph having a vascular diameter measurement means for taking an ultrasonic tomography image of a blood vessel and then measuring a vascular diameter based on the image, including: an ultrasonic probe 11 having an ultrasonic oscillator 11a for an ultrasonic beam scan, the oscillator being rotatable in the direction... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090204008 - Whole body infrared thermography systems and methods: Systems, methods and apparatus are described for the collection and analysis of thermographic data. An infrared sensor is described that is mounted at an end of a probe and, together with a filter that restricts infrared radiation received by the infrared sensor to a selected band of wavelengths, a signal... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090204009 - Medical device system and related methods for diagnosing abnormal medical conditions based on in-vivo optical properties of tissue: A diagnostic system detects abnormal physical properties of tissue in a patient based upon optical properties of the tissue. A probe includes light delivery and capture fibers, and polarizers. Optical properties detected relate to polarized and unpolarized light into, and scattering from, the tissue. The optical properties detected are processed... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090204010 - Vein imaging apparatus: A vein imaging device that is capable of achieving space saving. The vein imaging device includes an imaging section and a guide member. The imaging section images a vein pattern of a palm. The guide member is erected on a periphery of an imaging surface of the imaging section. The... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090204011 - Pulse wave period measuring apparatus, pulse wave period measuring method, heartbeat period measuring method, and recording medium: A pulse wave period measuring apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention detects a pulse wave of a subject, detects a maximum value and a minimum value in a predetermined period of the pulse wave, calculates one or more reference values between the maximum value and the minimum... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090204012 - Apparatus and method for determining a physiological parameter: An apparatus for determining a physiological parameter of a patient, such as cardiac output, comprises a sensor device providing readings of a blood variable, memory means storing the readings as a curve over time, evaluation means determining a mean value from the curve and determining the physiological parameter using the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090204013 - Wearable monitoring system: A system for measuring/monitoring the vital signs of a patient especially blood pressure, comprising a plurality of electrodes arranged at least in the waistband of an undergarment, and means for deriving measurements from the electrodes using pulse-transit times.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204014 - Down-sized single directional respiratory air flow measuring tube: A down-sized single directional respiratory air flow measuring tube is provided that is suitable for an electronic respiratory air flow measuring device such that the patients perform a self-test. The measuring tube includes: a cylindrical pipe including an inlet making contact with a mouth of an examinee and an outlet... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090204015 - Systems and methods for depression treatment using neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of depression. Described are methods and devices to treat depression that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of depression.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090204016 - System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20090204018 - Body composition measuring instrument for recognizing changes in body composition: A body composition measuring instrument includes a body composition calculating unit for calculating a body composition of a user by using a plurality of electrodes, a reference value storage region for storing information of a reference value related to the past body composition of the user, a display control unit... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090204017 - Uterine activity monitoring using impedance plethysmography: A method and system for monitoring the uterine activity of a patient. A pair of electrodes are position in contact with the skin of the patient in the abdominal area. An electrical signal is introduced into the patient by the electrodes and a return signal is received and detected by... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090204019 - Combined pressure and flow sensor integrated in a shunt system: A shunt system for implantation into a patient for diverting excess fluid from the lateral ventricles of the patient's brain to a diversion site. The present shunt includes a pressure transducer for measuring ICP, a rate of flow transducer for measuring the flow rate of the CSF flowing within the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090204020 - Tissue collection system: A tissue sample collection device and method are described and disclosed. The tissue sample collection device has a filter that is removably disposed within a sleeve. The filter has an open proximal end and an internal passageway that is in fluid communication with the open proximal end for the passage... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090204021 - Apparatus and method for accessing a body site: A device to access a desired tissue site within a patient's body and separate a tissue specimen from the tissue site. The device includes a probe member having a tissue penetrating distal tip having a plurality of concaved surfaces which form curved cutting edges at the intersection of adjacent concave... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090204022 - Pneumatic circuit and biopsy device: A pneumatic circuit and other components are provided for the operation of a medical device. The pneumatic circuit provides controlled pressurized air to a medical device for use during a medical procedure.... Agent: Ipadvisors

20090204024 - Apparatus and method to access the bone marrow: An apparatus and method for harvesting bone and bone marrow are provided. The apparatus may include a driver operable to be releasably engaged with an intraosseous device. The intraosseous device may include a cannula having a first end operable to penetrate bone and bone marrow and to allow retrieval of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090204023 - Rotating soft tissue biopsy needle: A biopsy needle for collecting a tissue specimen includes a housing; an outer cannula that is at least partially received within the housing; and an inner tube received within the outer cannula and is configured to receive a stylet. The needle also includes a snare coil that is formed as... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090204025 - Method and apparatus for an improved sample capture device: A body fluid sampling device is provided. A mesh may be used to guide blood or fluid to travel directly from the wound to an analyte detecting port on the cartridge. Thus the volume of blood or body fluid produced at the wound site irregardless of its droplet geometry can... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090204026 - Safety blood collection assembly with indicator: A blood collection assembly includes a housing and a cannula extending distally from the housing including a patient end, and a cannula shield removably engaged with a portion of the housing. The cannula shield is capable of shielding at least the patient end of the cannula, and includes a safety... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090204027 - Lancet with shielded lance: An improved lancet as well as methods and devices for using the improved lancet are provided. The improved lancet comprises a body section with a lance arm and one or more protective arms extending from the body section. The lance arm has a lance with a sharp portion for piercing... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca

20090204028 - Calibration and measurement system: The present invention is a calibration and measurement system designed primarily for use in the rapid evaluation and characterization of open or visible wounds in patients. The invention in a preferred embodiment comprises a set of colored concentric rings, constructed of paper or synthetic material. The practitioner removes only as... Agent: Law Offices Of Larry K. Roberts, Inc.

20090204029 - Systems and methods for determining phasic cardiac cycle measurements: The disclosure of the present application provides for systems and methods for determining a phasic change in a vessel and vessel compliance. In at least one exemplary method for determining a phasic change in a vessel, the method comprises the steps of introducing a device into a site within a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090204031 - Joint angle tracking with inertial sensors: A method for estimating joint angles of a multi-segment limb from inertial sensor data accurately estimates and tracks the orientations of multiple segments of the limb as a function of time using data from a single inertial measurement unit worn at the distal end of the limb. Estimated joint angles... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090204030 - Method and system for monitoring the functional use of limbs: The invention relates to the area of rehabilitation for patients with motor disabilities, especially for hemiplegic patients. With the present invention a long term, e.g. day and night, patient activity monitoring can be established in a home environment. A core idea of the invention is to evaluate the functional use... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
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20090198093 - System and method for combined embolization and ablation therapy: A system and method of treating cancerous tissues using a combination of embolization and ablation therapies is described. An imaging device is used to determine the tissue volume to be treated, and the steps of embolization and ablation are performed while the patient remains on a treatment table. The embolization... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090198094 - Apparatus and computing device for performing brachytherapy and methods of imaging using the same: An apparatus for determining a distribution of a selected therapy in a target volume is provided. A three-dimensional ultrasound transducer captures volume data from the target volume. A computing device is in communication with the three-dimensional ultrasound transducer for receiving the volume data and determining the distribution of the selected... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090198095 - Multilumen brachytherapy balloon catheter: The disclosure describes a device for asymmetrical irradiation of a body cavity or site, such as after removal of tissue, e.g. biopsy or lumpectomy. The device includes an elongated tubular shaft having an inner lumen and a tubular wall with a plurality of lumens extending within the wall which are... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20090198096 - Long fatigue life cardiac harness: A high fatigue life superelastic nickel-titanium (nitinol) wire, ribbon, sheet, tubing, or the like is disclosed. The nitinol has a 54.5 to 57.0 weight percent nickel with a balance of titanium composition and has less than 30 percent cold work as a final step after a full anneal and before... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090198097 - Peristaltic pump for treatment of erectile dysfunction: In some embodiments of the present invention, apparatus is provided for treating erectile dysfunction of a subject. The apparatus includes one or more electrodes configured to be coupled to a vicinity of a blood vessel that carries blood into or out of a penis of the subject, and a control... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090198098 - Endoscope treatment instrument: when the operator portion is operated, the angle formed by the second handle and the linking member changes, transitioning to an operating state in which the second end of the linking member has moved toward the proximal end side, and this operating state is maintained by the positional relationship maintaining... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090198101 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes a capsule body to be introduced into a subject; and a center-of-gravity setting unit for setting a center of gravity so as to maintain a posture of the capsule body relative to a direction of gravity constant. The capsule endoscope also includes an imaging unit arranged... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090198099 - In vivo imaging system: An in vivo imaging system for viewing the interior of an organism includes a camera mounted to a sled body that is placed in the interior of the organism. The camera includes a lens, and a dome covers the lens. An image display device is provided to display images received... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090198100 - Stereovideoscope and method of using the same: A system and method for acquiring measurements of a portion of a patient's anatomy are provided. For example, the system includes a stereovideoscope including a scope coupled to a flexible tubing and configured to be positioned within the patient's body. The scope includes a plurality of stereoscopic lenses configured to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090198102 - Rectum examination device and rectum examination set: This invention relates to a rectum examination device capable of connecting to an endoscope with an image capture element. The rectum examination device comprises a check pipe comprising a large open end and a small open end; the small open end can enter the rectum of a human body, and... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090198103 - Close-wound coil and medical treatment tool using this coil: A close-wound coil having a good rotation transmission performance, and a medical treatment tool using the close-wound coil. The close-wound coil is formed by winding a wire spirally and closely over a predetermined length around a predetermined first axis. The wire is formed, so that in the section vertical to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090198104 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument, includes: an insertion section having a treatment instrument projection port and an active bending section at a position on the insertion section's proximal end portion side of the treatment instrument projection port; a joystick by which an operation of the active bending section is inputted; a driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090198105 - Endoscope: An air/water channel is split into smaller-diameter branch channels before the air/water channel enters a bending portion so as to create a space within a joint ring constituting the bending portion. A forceps channel having the largest outer diameter among internal components of the joint rings is disposed at the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090198106 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a long insertion portion that is inserted into an examination object; an illumination portion provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion, that irradiates illumination light at the examination object; an image pickup portion provided inside the distal end portion, that picks up reflected... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090198107 - Adjustable line and net retractors: Devices for use during surgical or non-surgical procedures can move items from the field of view or work space. Retraction of items during any surgical or non-surgical procedure moves the items from the field of view or work space. The flexibility and compactness of a retraction device can make it... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090198108 - Cervix examination device and cervix examination set: This invention relates to a cervix examination device capable of containing and separating a light module. The cervix examination device comprises a first blade having a first open part and a first holding part; a second blade, which is pivoted to the first blade, comprising a second open part and... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090198110 - Biological information acquisition telemetry system: A biological information acquisition telemetry system includes: a transmit device, attached to a part of a living body and configured to acquire a biological signal to transmit the biological signal as a radio signal; a relay device, configured to perform space diversity reception, the relay device including: a first receiver,... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20090198109 - Method and apparatus for guided operating instruction for physiological measuring instrument: In a method and an apparatus of a guided operating instruction for a physiological measuring instrument, the apparatus includes: a display area, for displaying detected, computed and recorded physiological measurement information; an operating area, having function keys, and the operating area further includes: a symbol layer, having independent specific symbol... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090198111 - Universal handle: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate employing a universal handle that provides various functionality and communicates with various network(s), device(s), and the like. The universal handle can be a handheld device that is auto-configured to implement rich functionality. Further, the universal handle can support remote diagnostic,... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090198112 - Portable data transmitting device, and system and method for managing heat stress using the same: A highly precise clock synchronization apparatus in a real-time locating system (RTLS), includes an optical transmitting/receiving unit for receiving a clock information frame from a clock synchronization server, converting the received clock information frame in series-parallel, and transmitting/receiving the clock information data and the clock information; an offset estimation unit... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090198113 - Dedicated spectral illumination spectroscopy: Apparatus and method for an analyte determination in blood, relying on spectroscopic techniques, in which sample is illuminated with light having dedicated spectral characteristics. The first light source (20) is a broadband light source in the IR-range, the second light source (25) is comprised of one or more monochromatic sources,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090198114 - Apparatus and method for elucidating reaction dynamics of photoreactive compounds from optical signals affected by an external magnetic field: An apparatus and method for elucidating reaction dynamics of photoreactive compounds from time-resolved optical signals affected by an external magnetic field. The apparatus includes a coil or magnet for applying a magnetic field at a region of interest (ROI). The apparatus further includes a light or laser for illuminating the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090198115 - 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

20090198116 - 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

20090198118 - Analyte sensor with time lag compensation: Methods and devices and systems for determining an analyte value are disclosed.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090198117 - Analyte sensors having nanostructured electrodes and methods for making and using them: Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having nanostructured electrodes as well as methods for making and using such sensors. In certain embodiments of the invention, the sensor includes a carbon nanotube electrode and a analyte limiting membrane that modulates the ability of a analyte to contact the carbon nanotube... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090198119 - Package for an object having a hydrophilic surface coating: A package for an object having a hydrophilic surface includes at least one of a loose cover for the hydrophilic surface and an adsorbing surface, the affinity of which for apolar gases is equal to or greater than that of the hydrophilic surface.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090198120 - Detection of restenosis risk in patients receiving a stent by measuring the characteristics of blood clotting including the measurement of maximum thrombin-induced clot strength: A method of selecting a stent for implantation in the circulatory system of a human being includes the steps of determining a threshold level of platelet hyper-coaguability (PHC). One marker of PHC is platelet-fibrin mediated clot strength (MA) of blood. MA above a threshold demonstrates a risk of restenosis that... Agent: H. Jay Spiegel - H. Jay Spiegel & Associates

20090198121 - Method and apparatus for coordinating contrast agent injection and image acquisition in c-arm computed tomography: In a medical imaging system and method, an image data acquisition system is operable in a fluoroscopy mode to obtain a fluoroscopic image of a subject and is operable in a CT mode to obtain projection data sets of the subject that are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional image of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090198122 - Systems and methods for determining metabolic rate using temperature sensitive magnetic resonance imaging: A method for determining a metabolic rate of a portion of a body of a patient. The method includes obtaining magnetic resonance information from the portion of the body after introduction of a fluid and determining a magnetic resonance parameter using the magnetic resonance information. The method further includes using... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090198123 - Medical imaging apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing method: A differential-image creating unit creates a three-dimensional image on which an artery is highlighted and a three-dimensional image on which a tumor is highlighted. An image compositing unit combines the three-dimensional images to composite an image. A display control unit displays the composite image on a monitor. Moreover, when compositing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090198124 - Workflow to enhance a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure: A method and appertaining system are provided for performing an image-assisted subject procedure. The method comprises obtaining at least a first and a second 2D projected image of a 3D subject from a first angle and a second angle. A user selects at least a first point and a second... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090198125 - Oct optical probe and optical tomography imaging apparatus: An OCT optical probe to be inserted into a subject includes: a cylindrical sheath to be inserted into a subject; an optical fiber disposed in the internal space of the sheath; a rotatably-supporting portion fixed to the optical fiber in the vicinity of a distal end of the optical fiber;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090198126 - Imaging system: An imaging system for planning and monitoring a medical procedure is provided. The imaging system includes an image processing system and an imaging device operative to obtain a 3D data set and a 2D projection data set. The imaging device is communicatively coupled to the image processing system. The image... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090198128 - Biological information imaging apparatus and method for analyzing biological information: There are provided a biological information imaging apparatus that can measure ultrasound generated from an optical absorber in a deep part of a subject living bodywith high sensitivity, and a method for analyzing biological information using the biological information imaging apparatus. The biological information imaging apparatus that detects ultrasound and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090198127 - System, device, and methods for resonant thermal acoustic imaging: A thermal acoustic imaging (TAI) system includes a source of continuous amplitude-modulated RF or microwaves for irradiating a tissue region to be imaged, wherein a modulation frequency of the RF of microwaves resonantly excite the tissue region to emit thermal acoustic signals in response. The source preferably provides a substantially... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090198129 - Characterization of vulnerable plaque using dynamic analysis: Arterial plaques are evaluated by determining their deformation under the periodic pulsatile force of blood flow. A relationship between plaque deformation and rupture risk is established by measurement of a relationship between deformation and cognitive decline in a sample population. The measured parameters include the maximum accumulated axial strain, maximum... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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20090198131 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue: A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining the success of a proposed HIFU Treatment, of an ongoing HIFU Treatment, and/or of a completed HIFU Treatment. An energy density of a given HIFU Treatment may be used as a comparison factor between the given HIFU Treatment and other HIFU Treatments... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090198132 - Hand-held ultrasound imaging device having reconfigurable user interface: A hand-holdable ultrasound machine has a number of user controls. The machine can be switched between at least a first mode wherein controls providing certain functions are in first locations and a second mode wherein the controls are in second locations. The machine may switch between modes in which the... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090198135 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an operating device for an operator to input an instruction, an image display device for displaying an ultrasonic image, a processing device which controls producing the ultrasonic image based on an echo signal obtained by sending and receiving a ultrasonic wave and displaying it, and... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090198136 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an image display device that displays an ultrasonic image, and a processing device that controls to generate an ultrasonic image on the basis of an echo signal obtained through the transmission of an ultrasonic wave and to display the ultrasonic image on the image display... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090198134 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, diagnostic imaging apparatus, and program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is configured as follows. Namely, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is provided with a control unit which collets a heart synchronized signal, etc. synchronizing with workings of a heart of a patient, etc., and an image processing unit which detects an overlapped area of the three-dimensional data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090198133 - Ultrasonograph, medical image processing device, and medical image processing program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of measuring a three-dimensional motion of a biological tissue in a short time. An image processor creates volume data based on image data of a B-mode image of a biological tissue and creates image data of a series of tomographic images in time series for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090198137 - Ultrasonic method and apparatus for measuring intracranial contents volume change: An ultrasonic method for indicating a characteristic of intracranial components' volume changes includes the transmission of broadband ultrasound from a transmitting transducer positioned on one side of a human head to a receiving transducer located on another side of the human head with decomposition of the received signal into narrowband... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090198138 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: There is provided first storage means (3) for storing digital reception beam data converted from a reception beam formed from an ultrasonic received signal; first control means (2) for controlling reading and writing of data from/in the first storage means; a filter coefficient calculation portion (5) for calculating a filter... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090198139 - Daytime/nighttime respiration rate monitoring: A device and method can monitor or trend a patient's respiration rate measurements according to the time of day. The device, which may be implantable or external, collects and classifies respiration rate measurements over time. The trended information about particular classes of respiration rate measurements is then communicated to a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090198140 - Method and apparatus for evaluation of fluid responsiveness: The present invention discloses a method and related apparatus for determining a cardiac parameter from either the arterial blood pressure signal or the photoplethysmographic signal to quantify the degree of amplitude modulation due to respiration (pulse pressure variation) and predict fluid responsiveness. The method involves the application of Lempel-Ziv complexity... Agent: Aboy&associates PC | Dr. Mateo Aboy #64040 Www.aboypatentlaw.com

20090198141 - Sphygmomanometer with detachable data transmission device: A data transmission unit for a blood pressure meter. The data transmission unit includes an external transmission interface for the transmission of data to external data processing equipment and/or from external data processing equipment. The unit also includes an internal connection interface operable to detachably connect the data transmission unit... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090198142 - Heart parameter monitor: An electronic device to measure the level of mental activity of an individual includes measurement structure for measuring the interval between every heart beat of the individual. The device also includes analysis structure that is constructed to perform a series of mathematical calculations ultimately to compute an index number for... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090198143 - Rapid thermal detection of cardiac output change: An improved system for measuring changes in blood flow, particularly in the context of an automatic arrhythmia treatment device. The system includes a heater, exposable to a bloodstream, a driver providing power to the heater, a temperature sensor, isolated from the blood stream and thermally coupled to the temperature of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090198145 - Compositions, methods, and systems for rapid induction and maintenance of continuous rem sleep: Compositions, kits, methods, and systems to induce, maintain, monitor, and interpret a continuous, un-fragmented REM sleep state in humans, generate dreams, recover sleep, create brain neuronal plasticity and activate the brain for cognition enhancement and mood stabilization are described. If potentially combined with other medications, a platform is provided to... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090198144 - Systems and methods for anxiety treatment using neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of anxiety. Described are methods and devices to treat anxiety that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of anxiety.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090198146 - Blanking infection monitoring during recharge: A method includes monitoring infection in proximity to a rechargeable implantable medical device; determining whether an event associated with recharging of the device has occurred; and blanking the monitoring if the event has occurred.... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090198147 - Autonomic nerve activity measuring apparatus and autonomic nerve activity measuring method: An autonomic nerve activity measuring apparatus includes: a pulse wave acquiring unit, configured to acquire at least two pulse wave signals from a living body; an electric stimulation unit, configured to apply electric stimulation to the living body; a comparison unit, configured to compare the pulse wave signals acquired by... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090198148 - Methods and techniques to measure, map and correlate ocular micro-movement and ocular micro-tremor (omt) signals with cognitive processing capabilities: An apparatus and method of collecting elements of and assembling various portions of ocular micro motions such as ocular micro-tremor (OMT) movements of the eye, and correlating them directly with OMT waveforms acquired from both known and unknown states of cognition and cognitive function. Comparing newly acquired waveforms from patients... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090198149 - Surgical device for the collection of soft tissue: A handheld biopsy device is provided for the collection of soft tissue samples from a surgical patient. In a preferred embodiment, the biopsy device comprises a handpiece, a fluid collection system, and a power transmission source. The handpiece is configured for grasping by a single hand, and being independentyl manipulatable... Agent: Audley A. Ciamporcero, Jr.

20090198150 - Biopsy device: A method is provided for calibrating a surgical biopsy system. The biopsy system includes a biopsy instrument and control unit. The biopsy instrument includes a piercer, rotatable cutter, and a port for receiving tissue samples. The method comprises the steps of translating the cutter distally until the translation of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090198151 - Urine collection device: A urine collection device made of a flexible, liquid-impermeable vessel or collection bag in which there is a urine entry site and which is sealed on all other sides, against loss of urine. The vessel may be a plastic bag, hermetically sealed against entry or exit of liquid except for... Agent: Ralph T. Lilore

20090198152 - Finger tip tourniquet: A tourniquet comprising a pair of compression pads and a spring which is applied to a finger tip to selectively restrict venous blood outflow from the finger tip without compromising arterial blood influx.... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090198153 - Steering, piercing, anchoring, distending extravascular guidewire: A steerable guidewire assembly for intravascular and extravascular movement includes a flexible tube with a distal and proximal end and a lumen therebetween with the distal end being biased to assume a curved shape, a stylet wire disposed in the lumen that can be advanced beyond the distal end of... Agent: Dr. Edgar L. Shriver

20090198154 - Mole tracking system: A mole tracking system that assists with the self-examination of the human body to identify skin lesions which can be potentially cancerous. In the preferred embodiment, the system is provided as a kit having a mole measuring device, a mole documentation chart and various educational materials to help non-medical persons... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20090198155 - Device for analyzing gait: m

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