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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090240095 - Systems and methods for delivering radiation therapy: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090240096 - Magnetic core for medical procedures: The inventive technique includes a system, method and device for treating a patient. The device includes a magnetic device having a core created by a binder process having a relatively low temperature. The device further includes a conductor in electrical communication with the core.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090240097 - Implantable two-chamber system for supporting the left ventricle of the heart: Disclosed is an implantable two-chamber system for supporting the left ventricle of the heart. Each of the two pumping chambers (1, 1′) of the two-chamber system has the shape of a ventricular bag comprising an inlet (11) that is embodied at one end at an acute angle (a) to an... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090240098 - Patient carestation: A patient carestation for providing care to a patient including at least one environmental sensor sensing information concerning the environment surrounding the patient and providing electronic signals indicative of that environment. There are also physiological sensors sensing information relating to physiological conditions of the patient other than skin temperature and... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090240099 - Bi-modal cochlea stimulation: An improved implantable hearing instrument and associated method utilize a transducer to mechanically stimulate a patient's cochlea (e.g. via the round window or oval window) in response to a first electrical drive signal, and a supply electrode to electrically stimulate the patient's cochlea in response to a second drive signal.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090240101 - Dissolvable protective treatment for an implantable supportive sling: The invention provides, in one embodiment, a sling assembly including an implantable supportive sling and a biocompatible dissolvable protective treatment on at least a portion of the sling.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20090240100 - Method for controlling flow of intestinal contents in a patient's intestines: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of intestinal contents in the intestinal passageway of a patient's intestines. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the intestinal tissue wall) at least one portion of the intestinal tissue wall to influence the flow... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090240102 - Apparatus and method for repairing vaginal reconstruction: Described are pelvic implants for treating vaginal prolapse, systems including the described pelvic implants, and methods of using the described implants and systems.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090240103 - Elongation resistant fabric and devices: An elongation resistant fabric, devices, and methods can include an elongation resistant yam laid in a knit structure of the fabric between knit loops in selected adjacent wales and partially about the loop in one adjacent wale in predetermined courses. In this manner, the fabric can be adapted to resist... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090240104 - Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions: An implant, insertion tool, combinations, and associated methods, that involve placement of a self-fixating tip at tissue of the pelvic region, wherein an insertion tool includes one or more of an aperture for engaging a guide and an extension guard, the method optionally allowing for initial placement of a self-fixating... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090240105 - Endoscope & tools for applying sealants and adhesives and intestinal lining for reducing food absorption: A first part of the inventive instrument comprises an insertion and removal device in the form of an endoscope which may be inserted through the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach into the small intestine. The inside lumen of the endoscope contains two extendable tools. One extendable tool has a balloon... Agent: Julie A. Smit

20090240106 - Endoscope with a stimulating electrode for peripheral nerve blocks under direct vision: A nerve blocking endoscopic apparatus is disclosed having a stimulating electrode disposed at its distal end to aid in proper identification and placement of the apparatus adjacent a nerve to be blocked and to methods for making and using same.... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20090240107 - Apparatus for introduction into test body: An apparatus for introduction into a test body includes a functional portion for obtaining information on an inside of a test body; a power source for supplying power for driving the functional portion; and an enclosed container for accommodating the functional portion and the power source. A cross-sectional shape orthogonal... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090240108 - Capsule endoscopy system and method of controlling operation of capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope captures an image from an imaging field as it travels through a tract of a patient and, at the same time, measures subject distances to multiple points in the imaging field. The capsule endoscope sends the captured image and information on the multi-point distances wirelessly to a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090240109 - Flexible endoscope with core member: A digital imaging endoscope with an elongated shaft has a core member for imparting flexibility and column strength to the shaft. The shaft extends distally from a proximal handle, and at least part of the shaft, or the entire shaft, comprises an inner member, the core member, and an outer... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090240110 - Endoscope: An insertion instrument which is connected to a manipulating head grip is composed of an elongated flexible tube section, an articular section and a rigid tip end section in series from a proximal end which is connected to the manipulating head grip. The articular section can be flexed in an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090240111 - Light source and lens cleaner for laparoscopic surgery: A cordless laparoscopic light source using LEDs and a pair of aspherical condensing lenses to focus the resulting light to a usable point is presented. By using battery power, the entire device is considerably smaller than the current xenon light source standard. Additionally, fiber optic cords which restrict movement have... Agent: Josh Kessler

20090240112 - Methods and devices for facilitating visualization in a surgical environment: Devices and methods for visually confirming the positioning of a distal end portion of an illuminating device placed within a patient include inserting a distal end portion of an illuminating device internally into a patient, emitting light from the distal end portion of the illuminating device, observing transillumination resulting from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Acclarent, Inc. (73608)

20090240114 - Breast cancer diagnosis apparatus: A breast cancer diagnosis apparatus controls supply and flow rate of fluid to rapidly and effectively supply the fluid. As a result, time for diagnosing the breast cancer is shortened. Also, by preventing overflow or shortage of the fluid, the breast cancer diagnosis apparatus accurately diagnoses the breast cancer. A... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090240115 - Community based managed health kiosk system for soliciting medical testing and health study participants: The present invention is directed to community based managed health kiosk systems for the solicitation of patients for medical testing and health studies, and more particularly to facilitating a kiosk user's access to current and upcoming medical tests and trials that would be appropriate for the given user based upon... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20090240113 - Diary-free calorimeter: An indirect calorimeter estimates nutritional caloric intake by periodically monitoring weight and sensing physical exercise (i.e., physiological data and/or motion data related to physical exertion), which can then be used in a calorimetry model derived from regression analysis of a population (e.g., linear regression, feed-forward neural network, Gaussian process, boosted... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090240116 - Triage based managed health kiosk system: The present invention is directed to triage based managed health kiosk systems, and more particularly to facilitating a more automated approach to emergency triage situations through use of kiosk systems in combination with on-site health care professionals. The disclosed system allows a user to answer automated health assessment questions, provide... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20090240117 - Data acquisition for modular biometric monitoring system: A modular system for acquiring biometric data includes a plurality of data acquisition modules configured to sample biometric data from at least one respective input channel at a data acquisition rate. A representation of the sampled biometric data is stored in memory of each of the plurality of data acquisition... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090240119 - Device and method for determining a comparison value of biodata and for recording biodata: The method and the device are used for evaluating recorded measurement data. In particular, the use of the method and of the device makes it possible to detect the individual risk of a living being in respect of certain disease states and, if appropriate, to automatically evaluate correspondingly recognized risks... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20090240118 - Mobile device and system for monitoring & recording body vital signs: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for monitoring vital signs using a health monitor embedded into a mobile device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a mobile device having an embedded health monitor to take measurements of vital signs of an individual, to determine vital sign parameters from the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090240120 - Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying sensor data: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090240122 - Intrajugular catheter: A catheter for insertion into a vascular system of a patient and for directing fluid flow includes a catheter body having a longitudinal axis and longitudinally spaced proximal and distal catheter ends with an intermediate catheter portion defined therebetween. An intermediate catheter outlet in the catheter body is located in... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090240121 - Intravascular sensor and insertion set combination: An intravascular sensor assembly insertable into an intravenous catheter, the sensor assembly includes a sheath having a sheath proximal end and a sheath distal end wherein an outer diameter of the sheath is sized to be substantially equal to the outer diameter of an insertion needle of the intravenous catheter,... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20090240123 - Determining relative blood hematocrit level using an automated integrated fluid delivery and blood access device: Devices and methods for determining the fluid characteristics of a blood sample may include the assessment of a pressure waveform of a fluid sample having a pre-determined volume passed through or out of a flow restrictor. The interface between the blood and other fluids in the tubing line of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090240124 - Systems and methods for measuring the concentration of analytes in the human eye: A method for determining the concentration of an analyte within a volume located between the cornea and the iris of an eye includes determining an index of refraction of a volume disposed between a cornea and an iris of an eye, the volume including an analyte. Based upon the index... Agent: Clifford B. Perry

20090240125 - Integrated pulse oximetry sensor: In a medical pulse oximetry sensor (10) at least two light emitting diodes (16, 18) are disposed to emit red light and infrared light through a portion of a subject's anatomy with a typically high oxygenated blood throughput. Typically, this area is also relatively narrow, to allow the light to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090240126 - Method and system for classification of photo-plethysmographically detected respiratory effort: Embodiments disclosed herein may include systems and methods for determining a patient's respiratory effort and blood oxygen saturation based on data acquired from a pulse oximetry sensor and analyzing the parameters in conjunction with each other. For example, the respiratory effort may be determined based on a photo-plethysmographic waveform generated... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090240127 - Methods of determining pre or post meal time slots or intervals in diabetes management: A diabetes management system or process is provided herein that may be used to analyze and recognize patterns for a large number of blood glucose concentration measurements and other physiological parameters related to the glycemia of a patient. In particular, a method of monitoring glycemia in a patient may include... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090240128 - Systems and methods for blood glucose monitoring and alert delivery: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090240129 - Systems and methods for blood glucose monitoring and alert delivery: A method of presenting glucose data to a person with diabetes from a blood glucose meter is provided in which an effective meal average (EMA) value is presented, followed by two or more of the individual values that make up the EMA, to provide improved feedback data for clinical decisions... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090240130 - Examination device for blood detection: The present invention describes examination devices, such as examination gloves, for detecting the presence of blood, and in particular hidden blood, in biological samples. Examination devices according to the present invention include, in certain embodiments, developer and indicator reagents in a single encapsulation, which offers numerous clinical and other benefits.... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090240131 - Intra-body communication (ibc) device and a method of implementing the ibc device: The present invention relates to an intra-body communication (IBC) device and a method of implementing the IBC device. The IBC device is fabricated as a system-on-a-chip (SOC) and comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, an IBC module and a biomedical chip. The first electrode is connected to a patient's... Agent: Venable LLP

20090240132 - Antenna for thoracic radio interrogation: An antenna includes an antenna layer, a ground layer and a dielectric layer between the antenna layer and the ground layer. The antenna layer and the ground layer form a figure in the shape of two identical mirror image triangles joined together at a longest side of each one of... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090240133 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive, in-vivo, thoracic radio interrogation: A radio apparatus and method for non-invasive, thoracic radio interrogation of a subject for the collection of hemodynamic, respiratory and/or other cardiopulmonary related data from the subject includes a antenna positionable proximally to the subject, a radio transmitter transmitting an unmodulated radio interrogation signal of a predetermined fixed frequency at... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090240134 - Method of processing thoracic reflected radio interrogation signals: A method of evaluating or monitoring the medical state of a subject comprising the steps of: providing a radio frequency interrogation interference signal from a subject, the radio frequency interrogation interference signal being low frequency components of reflections of a radio interrogation signal transmitted into the thorax of the subject;... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090240135 - Method of determining a spatial distribution of magnetic particles: The invention relates to a method of determining a spatial distribution of magnetic particles in an examination zone, in which a magnetic field is generated that has a first sub-zone of lower magnetic field strength and a second sub-zone of higher magnetic field strength. The positions of the two sub-zones... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090240136 - Contrast-invariant registration of cardiac and renal magnetic resonance perfusion images: A system and method are provided for contrast-invariant registration of images, the system including a processor, an imaging adapter or a communications adapter for receiving an image data sequence, a user interface adapter for selecting a reference frame from the image sequence or cropping a region of interest (ROI) from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090240137 - Diagnostic imaging method: A method of identifying injury to soft connective tissues in complicated body joints deploys use of motion x-ray images as the joint moves to identify suspected abnormal pathology followed by Dynamic Upright MRI images of the joint under conditions that express the abnormal pathology. The Dynamic Upright MRI parameters are... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.

20090240138 - Diffuse optical tomography system and method of use: A multi-spectrum diffuse optical tomography imaging system for in vivo non-contact imaging includes an illumination source assembly for illuminating a specimen; a first filter wheel adapted to control an intensity of illumination directed onto the specimen; a three-dimensional (3D) imaging assembly for outputting an electronic (3D) model of the specimen;... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090240139 - Diffuse optical tomography system and method of use: A diffuse optical tomography imaging system for in vivo non-contact imaging, includes an illumination source assembly for illuminating a specimen; a time-domain sensor assembly for capturing a time-domain response of the specimen to illumination from the illumination source assembly; a frequency-domain sensor assembly for capturing a frequency-domain response of the... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090240141 - System for navigation-assisted shoulder operations and navigation method for positioning navigated treatment apparatuses with respect to a bone: d

20090240140 - Target identification tool for intra-body localization: A marker device that aids in the subsequent identification of a particular area is equipped with an anchoring device that prevents migration once placed in the tissue of that particular area. The device may include a chemical agent or drug that adds a therapeutic function to the marker device.... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090240143 - Method and an optical probe for in vivo imaging of a mucosa in a biliary or pancreatic system and a method for selectively operating a tissue sampling of a mucosa in a biliary or pancreatic system: A method for observing a mucosa of a biliary or pancreatic system in a subject includes positioning a optical probe in contact with said mucosa, wherein the optical probe accesses the biliary or pancreatic system using a working channel of an endoscope inserted orally in the subject. An optical probe... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090240142 - Systems and method of delivering fluids to a patient of varying concentration: A method for injection of an imaging contrast into a patient, includes: a. in a first phase, injecting a fluid having a first concentration of contrast agent for a first period of time; and b. in a second phase, injecting a fluid having a second concentration of contrast agent for... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090240144 - Ultrasound imaging with speckle suppression: Described herein are systems and methods for suppressing speckle noise in ultrasound imaging. In an embodiment, speckle noise suppression is provided by incoherently summing echo waves that impinge the active aperture of the transducers. This incoherent summation prevents echo waves from destructively interfering and therefore prevents the signal ‘nulls’ that... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090240147 - Brain stimulation electrode line and insertion device for brain stimulation electrode lines: The invention relates to a brain stimulation electrode line (10) for electric stimulation of the brain areas with an elongated flexible electrode line body (12) having on or near its distal end at least one stimulation electrode (18) designed for delivering electric pulses to surrounding body tissue in the event... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090240146 - Mechanical arm: A slip ring spacer is also disclosed, the slip ring spacer for use with a pancake slip ring having a base and flange configuration to form one or more channels around each contact ring of the pancake slip ring. The channels provide fluid isolation around each connector to help reduce... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Liposonix, Inc. (70353)

20090240149 - Method and composition for hyperthermally treating cells in the eye with simultaneous imaging: A method and composition for hyperthermally treating cells in the eye with simultaneous imaging. The heat (temperature) production inside the eye ( target) tissue is imaged. The desired temperature is achieved using a laser and photoacoustic imaging technique. Hyperthermia treatment of tissue in a target site applies a heat source... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090240145 - Pressing mechanism and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention includes a pressing mechanism capable of appropriately applying a pressing force to a predetermined position on a fractured bone. The pressing mechanism includes an annular belt detachably hung around a leg in which a shinbone (i.e., a target bone) is present,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090240148 - Ultrasonic apparatus and method for real-time simultaneous therapy and diagnosis: For noninvasive treatment of tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound, composite imaging and therapy acoustic techniques are described. Embodiments include an integrated multi-functional confocal array and a strategy to perform both imaging and therapy simultaneously with this array by using coded excitation techniques with/without a notch filter. An exemplary array... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090240150 - Breast cancer screening with adjunctive ultrasound mammography: An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described, comprising a scanning apparatus for facilitating standardized, repeatable breast ultrasound scans, and further comprising an adjunctive ultrasound display apparatus configured for fast, intuitive viewing of adjunctive ultrasound data concurrently with x-ray mammogram information. In one preferred embodiment, thick-slice ultrasound images... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090240152 - Digital ultrasound beam former with flexible channel and frequency range reconfiguration: A digital ultrasound beam former for ultrasound imaging, that can be configured by a control processor to process the signals from ultrasound transducer arrays with variable number of elements at variable sampling frequencies, where the lowest sampling frequency allows for the highest number of array elements. The maximal number of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090240151 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a connection section to which an ultrasound probe having an ultrasound transducer mounted therein is detachably connected, a transmission section that drives the ultrasound transducer of the ultrasound probe connected to the connection section by a transmission signal of a transmission frequency thereof, an echo... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090240153 - Clutter signal filtering in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for filtering clutter signals from receive signals obtained in a Doppler mode in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system comprises a Tx/Rx unit, a signal processing unit and an input unit. The Tx/Rx unit transmits ultrasound signals to a target object and receives echoes... Agent: Jones Day

20090240154 - Combined oct catheter device and method for combined optical coherence tomography (oct) diagnosis and photodynamic therapy (pdt): In a catheter device and a method for in vivo activation of a photosensitizing drug in a vessel, endovascular tissue, and/or intraluminal tissue, a catheter carrying both an optical coherence tomography (OCT) lens, from which OCT imaging light is emitted, and a photodynamic therapy (PDT) lens from which photosensitizing drug-activating... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090240155 - Sleep condition measuring apparatus and method: A sleep condition measuring apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a first timing indicating that the user has fallen asleep and a second timing indicating that the user has waken up, based on body motion of a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a first index indicating... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090240156 - Hiearchical communication system for a chronically implanted medical device: A system for providing alerts with regard to a patient's heart. An implanted medical device includes a sensor as well as a processor configured to detect a cardiac event. An internal alarm is configured for producing an alarm signal. An internal transceiver acting in cooperation with an external transceiver within... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090240157 - Device, method and computer-readable storage medium for enhanced sense event classification in implantable devices by means of morphology analysis: An implantable cardiac device, e.g., a pacemaker, defibrillator, cardioverter or biventricular pacing device, that can sense cardiac electrical signals and accurately classify the sensed events. The device provides a template signal and a test signal originated from an electrogram. The device further transforms at least the test signal into a... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090240158 - User-interface for displaying fetal condition information during labor and apparatus implementing same: A computer readable storage medium storing a program element for execution by a computer to implement a user interface. The user interface conveys fetal condition information to a user. The user interface has a first section showing one or more vital signs of a fetus. The first section includes at... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090240159 - Sensing cardiac contractile function: Systems and methods for detecting and measuring cardiac contractile function of a heart using an acceleration sensor unit inserted within the heart, such as within a vein of the cardiac wall are disclosed. The systems and methods involve detecting the occurrence of electrical events within the patient's heart by inserting... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090240160 - Infant monitoring system: An infant monitoring system according to embodiment(s) of the present disclosure includes a positioning member having a top surface, side surface, and tension strip, and an accelerometer in operative communication with the positioning member. The top surface, which may operatively contact an infant, receives and transmits infant cardiac impulses exerted... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090240161 - System including method and device for identification and monitoring of pulmonary data: The invention relates to a method and device including a system for identification and monitoring of pulmonary data. The invention allows for the collection of pulmonary function test data as well as the ability to compare and correlate newly collected data with historic patient data. The invention also allows for... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090240163 - Methods and apparatus for localization, diagnosis, contact or activity detection of bio-electric tissue: Methods and apparatus for localization, diagnosis, contact or activity detection of bio-electric tissue providing improved sensitivity to the distance between a sensing electrode and bio-electric tissue and providing the means to measure the impedance of the tissue between a sensing electrode and bio-electric tissue. In accordance with the method, a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090240162 - System for displaying esophageal function: A system for displaying an esophageal operation includes a display device, an interface capable of receiving esophageal impedance and pressure measurements, and a processing system in communication with the display device, the interface, and an esophageal operation model. The processing system is configured to receive a plurality of impedance values... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20090240164 - Device and method for collecting tissue samples: A tissue sampling device is provided. The tissue sampling device includes a single wire spirally wrapped at its half-length creating the backbone of the brush. This wire is partially covered in a hollow flexible tube, which is fixed in place. Located along the distal end portion of the wire is... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20090240166 - Analyte sensors and methods of use: In vitro analyte sensors and methods of analyte determination are provided. Embodiments include sensors that include a pair of electrodes to monitor filling of the sample chamber with sample.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090240165 - Apparatus for containing sampled liquid: An apparatus for containing sampled liquid includes: a substrate 11; and a puncture portion 13, integral with the substrate 11, and that projects out of the substrate 11 for insertion into an organism. The puncture portion 13 includes a collection channel 17, and the substrate 11 includes a storage channel... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090240167 - Pattern transferable to skin for optical measurements during shaving: A system for measuring 3D deformation and strain on the skin of a living person. A non contact optical 3D deformation measuring system is provided having a plurality of high resolution digital cameras for measuring 3D coordinates and 3D deformations operatively connected to a computer. A removable tattoo is also... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090240168 - Remote cervical dilation monitoring system and method: A cervical dilation monitor for measuring the dilation of a cervix and for providing cervical data to an external wireless unit. The cervical dilation monitor comprises a housing, a sensor, a controller, and a power source. The housing is constructed of a biocompatible material and is adapted to be connected... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20090240169 - Joint implant placement: c

20090240171 - Method and system for analyzing gait and providing real-time feedback on gait asymmetry: A method and system for analyzing gait asymmetry between left and right feet of individuals by measuring and comparing stance phase time and/or stance phase force between left and right feet during gait, and providing real-time sensory feedback if stance phase time/force inequality exceeds a predetermined threshold.... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090240170 - Systems and methods for determining pre-fall conditions based on the angular orientation of a patient: A system for collecting data related to the angular orientation of a patient for use in determining the presence of pre-fall conditions may include a wireless sensor and a base unit. The wireless sensor may be attached to the patient and include a first microprocessor operatively coupled to a gyroscope... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090240172 - Vestibular rehabilitation unit: An apparatus and method for enabling selective stimulation of oculomotor reflexes involved in retinal image stability. The apparatus enables real-time modification of auditory and visual stimuli according to the patient's head movements, and allows the generation of stimuli that integrate vestibular and visual reflexes. The use of accessories allow the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090234175 - System and method for image-guided therapy planning and procedure: A method for generating a treatment plan for therapy comprising obtaining image data representing a tissue, determining a therapy dose map comprising dose values for a plurality of dose points based on the image data, forming a desired dose value vector comprising the dose values for the plurality of dose... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090234176 - Systems and methods for delivering radiation therapy: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090234177 - Systems and methods for delivering radiation therapy: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090234178 - Systems and methods for delivering radiation therapy: Described here are conformable brachytherapy applicators. The conformable brachytherapy applicators generally follow the contour of tissue surfaces so that distances between radiation sources and target tissues can be precisely determined and radiation dose clouds can be readily shaped. Systems and methods for using the conformable brachytherapy applicators are also described.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090234179 - Method and apparatus for magnetic induction therapy: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090234180 - Mir-a-collar: The copper chain ends fasten together with magnets. These magnets insure easy release of collar for safety to the animal but are strong enough to keep the collar secure and in place. The beads are for esthetic appeal and may consists of glass, plastic or semi precious stones including but... Agent: Penny Ellen Gallagher

20090234181 - Assessment tool for storing and sharing music therapy patient records: This invention relates to an assessment tool for use in musical therapy comprising: (a) at least one patient record stored within the assessment tool; (b) at least one field or datum within the patient record; (c) a security scheme that either permits or denies authorization a user to view and/or... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090234182 - Stress relief systems: A stress relief system comprising segmented sexual aid tools comprising a plurality of interchangeable components, all of which fit together so that a user may customize the shape, girth and length of the sexual aid tool. The system further comprises monetization and internet sales in e-commerce of sexual aid tools... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group

20090234183 - Endoscope system and method for inspecting electronic endoscope: An electronic endoscope has a light guide for leading a light and a solid-state image sensor for capturing an image of a human body cavity during illumination. In inspecting the number of broken optical fibers in the light guide, a cap is attached to a distal portion of the electronic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090234184 - Endoscope: An endoscope comprises: an insertion tube to be inserted into a body cavity, the insertion tube including a hard distal end portion, a curving portion continuous with the hard distal end portion, and a flexible portion continuous with the curving portion; a contained part of the insertion tube which is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090234185 - Electronic endoscope: An electronic endoscope (2) of the type including: a distal end (14) including an illumination element and an electronic image acquisition member; a probe (12), one of the ends of which is connected to the distal end; and control elements (10) connected to the other end of the probe, characterized... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090234186 - Gastrointestinal endoscope with deflectable direction-change structure and deflectable direction-change tube thereof: Disclosed is a gastrointestinal endoscope, including a deflectable direction-change tube, which consists of plural ring units, each having a hollow section. Adjacent ring units are spaced by a predetermined distance, having opposing end faces between which at least two integrally formed connectors are provided to connect the adjacent ring units... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090234187 - Method of microscopic observation of an inside of a body of a small animal: In an in vivo microscopic observation method of the inside of the body of an experimental small animal using a stick type objective for an optical microscope, the determination of an observation site in the inside of the body of the animal and the checking of the position of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090234188 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a hollow member whose inner surface parts are configured to be brought into contact with each other through deformation of the hollow member and the hollow member includes a convex and concave portion formed on the inner surface parts configured to be brought into contact with... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090234189 - Electric connection portion and adaptor endoscope: An electrical connection portion fixed to an apparatus main body includes a plurality of conductive members and an insulating portion for electrically insulating the conductive members from the apparatus main body in which the conductive members are arranged. The insulating portion covers the circumference of the plurality of conductive members.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090234190 - Flexible tube for endoscope and method of manufacturing the same: A flexible tube for an endoscope comprises: a spiral tube including a band-shaped plate which is spirally wound; a braid which covers an outer circumferential surface of the spiral tube; and an outer skin made of a resin, which covers an outer circumferential surface of the braid, wherein the braid... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090234191 - Bending part coupling assembly for the endoscope insertion portion and manufacturing method thereof: A manufacturing method of a bending part coupling assembly (22) for an endoscope insertion portion including forming in one plate material (45) having elasticity a bending part coupling assembly preparing portion (66) including a plurality of bending part preparing portions (68) and at least one coupling portion preparing portion (70)... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090234192 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system includes: an endoscope having an insertion section extending from an operation section operated by an operator into a human body, and an operation channel having a first end section having an opening at a distal end of the insertion section and a second end section passing through... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090234193 - Apparatus for keeping clean a distal scope end of a medical viewing scope: A first expression of apparatus for keeping clean a medical viewing scope's distal scope end includes a tube, an annular sheath, and a handpiece. The tube has a proximal end fluidly connectable to irrigation fluid and has a distal end fluidly connected to the handpiece. The sheath is surroundingly attachable... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090234194 - Tongue depressor: Embodiments of the present invention feature a device and method for depressing the tongue during surgical procedures. The device features a first planar element, a second planar element and at least one bridge element. Each planar element has a top surface, a bottom surface, an inside edge, an outside edge,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090234195 - Minimal incision surgical light source module with light-emitting diodes: Disclosed is a minimal incision surgical light source module with a light-emitting diode (LED), comprising a first LED, a first lens set, a reflector set, a second lens set and a fiber-optic connector. The first lens set, the reflector set, the second lens set and the fiber-optic connector are sequentially... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090234197 - Method for testing peritoneum function and a peritoneal dialysis planning apparatus: The present invention is a peritoneal function testing method characterized by using a ratio MTACun/MTACc calculated using MTACun and MTACc as an index for a peritoneal function test, where MTACun is an overall mass transfer-area coefficient for urea nitrogen and MTACc is an overall mass transfer-area coefficient for creatinine. The... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090234196 - Method of taste measuring, taste sensosr therefor and taste measuring apparatus: A method for measuring tastes, which can better simulate the human gustation than known methods, as well as a taste sensor, computer program and an apparatus for measuring tastes, is disclosed. In this method, data processing is carried out by a two-phase radial basis function neural network. That is, by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090234201 - Belt integrated with stress sensing and output reaction: This invention disclosed a method for monitoring the status of health by way of a belt which is integrated with stress sensing sensor and reaction output function. The user could follow its assistant to do breathing exercises, like belly breathing.... Agent: Jung-tang Huang

20090234199 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus: A control unit (10) determines a level of sleep of a subject on the basis of biological information measured by a biological information measuring unit (30), and the control unit (10) starts blood pressure measurement of the subject when determining that the determined level of sleep satisfies a predetermined condition.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090234198 - Healthcare knowledgebase: A method is provided for automatically retrieving information from a computerized healthcare knowledgebase. The method involves collecting data about a user from one or more biometric sensors, analyzing the data to determine a condition of the user, processing the user condition information to formulate a query of the computerized healthcare... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC

20090234200 - In-situ measurement of physical parameters: A data logger device for in-situ measurement of one or more physical parameters comprising a power source; one or more sensors for measuring the one or more physical parameters; a data store for storing representations of at least some of the measured values of the one or more physical parameters;... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca + Quigg LLP

20090234202 - Method and compositions for highly sensitive detection of molecules: The present invention discloses methods for the detection and monitoring of a condition in a subject using highly sensitive detection of molecules. The invention provides a method for detecting or monitoring a condition in a subject, comprising detecting a first marker in a first sample from the subject and detecting... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090234203 - Capsule for medical use: A capsule for medical use which is to be passed through a tract of a human or animal body includes a capsule-shape case, a wire antenna placed in a wrapped or folded state on at least a portion of an outer surface of the case, and a fixing member configured... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090234204 - Methods for noninvasive determination of in vivo alcohol concentration using raman spectroscopy: Methods and apparatuses for the determination of an attribute of the tissue of an individual use non-invasive Raman spectroscopy. For example, the alcohol concentration in the blood or tissue of an individual can be determined non-invasively. A portion of the tissue is illuminated with light, the light propagates into the... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe

20090234206 - Medical device for diagnosing pressure ulcers: Medical device or instrument for diagnosing pressure ulcers using optical reflectance spectroscopy. The device may comprise a tip and a controller. The tip is pressed against the skin of the patient and collects the optical reflectance data. The controller processes the data to determine whether there exists a pressure ulcer... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090234205 - Method and apparatus for kidney function analysis: A method and apparatus for determining physiological data related to an animal, such as kidney diagnostics data, is provided. The method includes injecting a mixture of a first and a second molecule into an animal (e.g., a human patient), determining a molecular ratio of the molecules, and determining the physiological... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090234208 - Multipurpose sensor port: A sensor port is adapted to connect to either a sensor or a data source. A reader is configured to identify which of the sensor and the data source is connected to the sensor port. A data path is configured to communicate an analog signal associated with the sensor and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090234207 - Sensor interface: A sensor interface configured to adapt analog and digital sensors is disclosed herein. The sensor interface unit includes: a port configured to be coupled to either a digital sensor or an analog sensor and a signal processing circuit for processing an analog sensor output when an analog sensor is coupled... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090234209 - Tissue oximeter with source and detector sensors: A probe for a medical device with source and detector sensors is used to monitor or measure, or both, oxygen saturation levels in a tissue. In various specific implementations, the probe has at least two sources and at least one detector, at least one source and at least two detectors,... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20090234210 - Folding medical sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a covering, such as an overmold coating, provided about the frame. The frame may be moved between an open and a closed configuration, such as during the manufacture of the sensor... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090234212 - Analyte sensor subassembly and methods and apparatuses for inserting an analyte sensor associated with same: Embodiments herein provide an analyte sensor subassembly that provides an integrated structure enabling suitably secure electrical contact between an analyte sensor and the electronic components of an analyte sensor assembly. An analyte sensor subassembly assists the process of inserting the sensor into skin. An analyte sensor subassembly may operate in... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090234211 - Systems and methods for myocardial ischemia detection: Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for myocardial ischemia detection, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device including control circuitry, an electrical field sensor in communication with the control circuitry, the electrical field sensor configured to generate a signal corresponding... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090234213 - Algorithm sensor augmented bolus estimator for semi-closed loop infusion system: An infusion system is for infusing a fluid into the body of a patient. The infusion system includes at least one sensor for monitoring blood glucose concentration of the patient and an infusion device for delivering fluid to the patient. The sensor produces at least one sensor signal input. The... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090234214 - Multi-reservoir device and method for transdermal sensing: Devices and methods are provided for transdermal diagnostic sensing, alone or in combination with transdermal drug delivery. The device includes a substrate having a plurality of discrete reservoirs, each reservoir having at least one opening; contents disposed in the reservoirs, the contents of each reservoir including a diagnostic agent or... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090234215 - Device for measuring intraocular pressure through an eyelid: The invention relates to medicine. The inventive device for measuring intraocular tension through an eyelid comprises a body, a movable sleeve provided with a support and placed in the body in such a way that it is reciprocally displaceable for producing a static load applicable to the eyebulb through the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090234216 - Biosignal detecting apparatus: A biosignal detecting apparatus is disclosed. The biosignal detecting apparatus includes a pair of detecting electrodes which is attached to a human body for detecting a biosignal from the human body, a biosignal detecting circuit which receives the biosignal detected by the detecting electrodes and processes the detected biosignal, a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090234217 - Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure: A method and system to assist in a selection and planning of procedure and assist in selecting a prosthetic for the procedure. Generally, the system allows for image acquisition of a selected area of the anatomy. A model may be formed of the anatomy from the acquired images. The system... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090234218 - System and method for performing magnetic resonance imaging scan operations from within a scan room: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes an imaging assembly located in a scan room and a controller coupled to the imaging assembly and located in a separate control room. A display is coupled to the controller and located in the scan room. The display is configured to display at... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090234220 - Catheter and associated medical examination and treatment device: A catheter for treatment of the heart with a flexible catheter sheath surrounding a catheter lumen and with an apparatus for implanting cell material, which comprises an injection apparatus arranged in an area of the catheter tip, is to be created such that the risk of such an intervention is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090234219 - Particle radiation therapy equipment: Particle radiation therapy equipment arranged to apply a charged particle beam to a region of application in a predetermined direction, comprising a charged particle beam source arranged to direct a charged particle beam in the predetermined direction, further comprising magnetic field generation means for generating a magnetic field in an... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090234221 - Responsive paramagnetic mri contrast agents: A method is claimed based on CEST procedure for the in vivo or in vitro determination of physical or chemical parameters which includes the use of a responsive paramagnetic CEST contrast agent.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090234222 - System for magnetic resonance imaging assisted surgery: A system and method for magnetic resonance imaging assisted surgery. The system includes an antenna support assembly and an antenna that are used to acquire real time images of the surgical site that may be used by a surgeon to more accurately perform the surgical procedure. The method comprises acquiring... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090234224 - Positioning device and a system for detecting the position of such a device: The present invention relates to a positioning device 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 arranged in relation to a target area inside a body. The device comprises at least one transmitter 11, 21-22, 32, 41, 51, and each transmitter is arranged to emit an electromagnetic signal. The electromagnetic signal is adapted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090234223 - Surgery assisting apparatus and treatment assisting apparatus: According to the invention, an endoscope system as a surgery assisting apparatus includes a surgery apparatus for performing treatment by abdominal operation procedure on a region to be treated in a body of a patient, and a luminal organ shape detecting apparatus used for assisting (supporting) the abdominal operation procedure.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090234225 - Fluorescence detection system: Exemplary embodiments include systems, methods, and compositions for the intra-operative detection of target tissue. At least one embodiment includes a fluorescence detection instrument that may be used for intra-operative detection of a fluorescent targeting agent, its binding site, and its interaction within cancer tissues. An exemplary embodiment is highly sensitive... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090234226 - Chemical liquid injector: The injector (100) comprises a protocol setting means (410) for setting the injection protocols of the contrast medium and the diluent, and a speed control means (440) for controlling the action of the piston drive mechanism (130) in accordance with the injection protocols. In the injection protocols the injection speed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090234227 - Ribbed catheter: A catheter includes a length sufficient to extend from an entry point into a body to a target site within the body and a substantially circular inner wall defining an inner lumen. The catheter further includes an outer wall separated from and opposing the inner wall, and at least a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090234228 - Apparatus for non-invasive optical monitoring: A probe assembly is presented for use in monitoring one or more parameters of a subject. The probe assembly comprises: an acoustic port for transmitting acoustic radiation into a region of interest in the subject, at least one light output port for transmitting incident light towards the region of interest,... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090234229 - Medical imaging apparatus: In a medical imaging apparatus for imaging mammary gland and breast while compressing the breast with a compression plate, the influence of reflection and attenuation of ultrasonic waves in the compression plate can be reduced to improve the image quality of ultrasonic images. The medical imaging apparatus includes: an imaging... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090234230 - Method and apparatus for ultrasound synthetic imagining:

20090234231 - Imaging catheter with integrated contrast agent injector: Described herein are systems and methods that integrate the injection of contrast agents with imaging catheters. In an embodiment, an imaging catheter comprises a catheter sheath and an imager, e.g., ultrasound transducer. The imaging catheter further comprises a contrast lumen having one or more exit ports for injecting contrast agent... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090234232 - Ultrasonic scanning device: An ultrasonic scanner includes an assembly mounted within a housing and pivoting between two positions. The assembly includes an ultrasonic module that generates an ultrasonic beam directed at a target, such a tissue and detecting the corresponding return beam. A worm screw with a block contacting the assembly is used... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090234233 - Ultrasonic endoscope: In an ultrasonic endoscope, excessive temperature rise due to heat generated from ultrasonic transducers and/or an image pickup device is prevented. The ultrasonic endoscope includes: an ultrasonic transducer part including plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, and a backing material provided on a back of the plural... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090234234 - Biodiagnosis apparatus:

20090234235 - System and method of tissue classification: Provided a method of automated classifying a tissue and a system thereof. The method comprises predefining a classification set comprising one or more classification parameters; acquiring data indicative of the tissue characteristics and sufficient for deriving values of said classification parameters; processing the acquired data and generating a value vector... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090234236 - Nerve blood flow modulation for imaging nerves: A method of visualizing nerves by observing the hemodynamic response of the blood flow comprising: acquiring a pre-stimulus image of a target tissue; providing a stimulus to the target tissue; introducing a time delay between the stimulus and a post-stimulus image; capturing the post-stimulus image of the target tissue; and... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090234237 - Systems and methods for imaging changes in tissue: The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring tissue regions. In particular, the present invention provides systems and methods for detecting changes in tissue regions over a period of time. In some embodiments, the systems and methods of the present invention are used to evaluate the effectiveness of a... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20090234238 - Method of evaluating effect of prolonging qt interval in electrocardiogram: A method for evaluating electrocardiogram QT interval-prolonging action of a test substance, which comprises preparing a hamster anesthetized under such a condition that end of T wave is definitely observed on an electrocardiogram, and comparing electrocardiogram QT intervals of the hamster observed before and after administration of the test substance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090234239 - Analysis of electrocardiogram signals: Apparatus for graphical representation of a train of ECG complexes, said ECG complexes comprising an R wave and a T-P interval and having variable isoelectric levels, the apparatus comprising: an isoelectric alignment unit for aligning the complexes in terms of isoelectric level by aligning respective T-P intervals, thereby to provide... Agent: Martin D Moynihan

20090234241 - Recording medium, device, and method for sleep apnea detection: A device for sleep apnea detection, includes an external sound recorder that records external sound in environment, a sound/silence determining unit that determines whether an audible sound or no sound is found in the external sound recorded in the external sound recorder, a breathing pace analyzing unit that analyzes, using... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090234240 - Respiration as a trigger for therapy optimization: Changes in patient status are assessed based at least in part on respiration parameters. A user can make selections regarding alert criteria options to be used in assessing patient status. Respiration is implantably sensed and respiration data is stored by an implantable device. A respiration parameter, such as respiration rate,... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090234242 - Multi-channel eeg electrode system: A device comprises an indicating unit configured to indicate information and a connecting unit configured to connect the indicating unit to an electrode operable to sense an EEG signal, such that the information is indicated at a position at which the electrode is placed.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090234243 - Robotic apparatus for targeting and producing deep, focused transcranial magnetic stimulation: Techniques for applying electromagnetic energy to deep, targeted areas without overwhelming other areas are provided. One or more coils are moved relative to a target area and magnetic fields are applied to the target from multiple coil locations. As a result, the aggregate electromagetic energy applied to the target over... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090234244 - Data collection for electrical impedance tomography: The invention refers to a method for carrying out data collection on electrodes placed on a body for subsequent processing of an electrical impedance tomography image of a corresponding part of said body. In order to improve the resolution of electrical impedance tomography systems without noticeably affecting the signal-to-noise ratio,... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090234245 - Non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for are described for non-invasive detection of intracranial pressure (ICP) variations in an intracranial compartment of a patient. Optical radiation is propagated transcranially into the intracranial compartment, and optical radiation that has migrated through at least a portion of the intracranial compartment and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090234246 - Body fluid sampler and method therefor: To provide a body fluid sampling method and its device capable of sampling a minimum necessary amount of blood without loss while reducing a burden on a subject to the minimum. The skin surface of a sampling site is made water repellent. A skin surface thus made water repellent is... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC

20090234247 - Medical appliance having polyimide film and method for manufacture thereof: Provided is a medical appliance excellent in slidability and durability. A medical appliance comprising a base material, a polyimide film (A) and a polymer film (B) having a higher nitrogen content and/or a higher oxygen content than respective contents of the polyimide film (A). The appliance has the polymer film... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090234248 - Sensing adjunct for surgical staplers: A device and method in accordance with the invention for generating a signal indicative of a property of a subject tissue in contact with the working surface of a surgical instrument. The invention describes a sensing adjunct to surgical staplers. The adjunct can take the form of an optionally coupled... Agent: Surgisense Corporation

20090234249 - Pressure switches, transmitters, systems, and methods for monitoring a pressure at a tissue site: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for monitoring a pressure exerted on a tissue site are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a pressure switch adapted for placement adjacent the tissue site. The pressure switch includes an antenna operable to receive a first signal, a diode disposed adjacent the antenna, and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090234250 - Device, sensor, sensor element and method for measuring the profile of a spinal column and for measuring changes in the profile of the spinal column: The profile of the spinal column and changes in the profile of the spinal column are continuously measured during movement along the entire spinal column in all degrees of freedom of its deformation.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090234251 - Computer system and method for assessing dynamic bone quality: A computer system for assessing dynamic bone quality is provided, including a memory that stores executable instructions, a central processing unit (CPU) capable of accessing the memory and executing the instructions to provide an output, and a receiver for receiving data input and transmitting it to the CPU, wherein the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090227827 - Vaginal applicator for brachytherapy treatment of vaginal and endometrial disease: A vaginal brachytherapy applicator has an insertable tip section, preferably rigid or at least firm enough to retain its shape when inserted, and a tubular handle section extending proximally from the tip section. A common lumen extends from the handle into and through most of the length of the tip... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20090227828 - Anastomotic device: An apparatus and system for forming a compression anastomosis. The apparatus includes an anastomotic device. An anastomotic portion of the anastomotic device includes a first end and a second end. The anastomotic portion is formed of a ferrous, magnetic, or paramagnetic material. At least one flexible portion protrudes from the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090227829 - Method and apparatus for magnetic induction therapy: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090227830 - Apparatus for coil positioning for tms studies: A method and device provide simple positioning of a TMS coil relative to a coordinate system of the patient's head while allowing flexible positioning of the patient's head. The system includes a mobile console on a wheeled base that integrates various subsystems and supports a mast that, in turn, supports... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090227831 - Method and apparatus for magnetic induction therapy: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090227832 - Implant for treatment of male urinary stress incontinence: The invention relates to an implant for treating male urinary stress incontinence, comprising a tape (1), and a cushion (5) capable of being filled with fluid, which tape (1) with the cushion (5), when laid onto the patient's urethra, may be looped over the lower pubic branch and may be... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090227833 - Pipette aspiration device: A device for aspirating sample media into a pipette for use in a micro-manipulation procedure includes a ring member having an opening sized for receiving a digit of an operator, and an aspirating bulb engaged with the ring member. The aspirating bulb has an open end sized for receiving an... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090227834 - Energy surgical device: An energy surgical device is provided with a treatment section which treats a subject, an energy supply section which supplies energy to the treatment section, a state-change detecting section which detects a state change of the treatment section, an energy instruction input section which inputs an instruction for the energy... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090227835 - Balloon guided endoscopy: An endoscope assembly including an endoscope, a selectably inflatable balloon mounted onto a distal portion of the endoscope and an external tube extending alongside the endoscope and traversing the selectably inflatable balloon.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090227836 - Medical systems for accessing an internal bodily opening: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for accessing a bodily opening that, among other things, are safe and reliable, and facilitate manipulation of a medical instrument. The medical access device generally includes an elongated flexible sheath and a port connected to the distal end of the flexible sheath. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090227837 - Endoscopy system and method therefor: A capsule endoscope is swallowed by a patient, to capture images from inner wall surfaces of patient's digestive tract, while detecting imaging positions of the capsule endoscope. A doctor observes the images captured by the capsule endoscope, to select an aimed point image that contains a portion suspected of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090227838 - Propellable apparatus with passive size changing ability: An apparatus includes a self-enclosed tube, sized and shaped to fit within and engage a human or animal body cavity, the tube comprising an inner surface defining an enclosed region and an outer surface that turns outward to engage the body cavity and turns inward to encompass a central region... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090227840 - Capsule guiding system and capsule guiding method: A capsule guiding system includes: an electrode pad arranged outside a human body to perform human body communication with a capsule endoscope and detect at least one of position and direction of the capsule endoscope; a magnetically guiding device which moves the capsule endoscope; a detector which detects a relative... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090227839 - Electronic endoscopic apparatus: An electronic endoscopic apparatus of the present invention can improve the usage efficiency of a circuit of a control section therein and can improve the reliability of operations of the circuit. The electronic endoscopic apparatus is an electronic endoscopic apparatus having multiple operation modes to be executed exclusively, the apparatus... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090227841 - Endoscope: An endoscope comprising: a bending mechanism for bending a bending portion; a manipulating section for bending the bending portion through the bending mechanism on the basis of a manipulative force applied by an operator; a driving unit that applies a driving force on the bending mechanism; resetting unit that inputs... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090227842 - Angle wire fixing structure of endoscope: A groove is formed on both side faces of a fixing member to which a wire for bending an angle portion is fixed, a T-shaped attaching hole having a locking portion (T-shaped perpendicular portion) by which the groove for fixing is locked is provided on a side face of an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090227844 - Internal tissue retractor: A positionable internal retraction device is provided comprising a malleable ring member and a web-like structure. The retraction device operates to temporarily reposition tissues and organs from an operative site to provide a clear access and visual path for the surgeon. The ring member may be elongated, twisted, folded, bent... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090227843 - Multi-instrument access devices and systems: A multi-instrument access device includes a base positionable within an opening (e.g. an incision or puncture) formed in a body wall and a dome-shaped seal on the base and positioned such that it is disposed outside the body wall during use. A plurality of instrument ports extend proximally from the... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090227845 - Modular surgery retractor system: A reconfigurable modular retractor system including a set of interchangeable body modules, the body modules including mechanisms for forming retractors and slot mechanisms for connecting blades, and blades including locking mechanisms for locking inside the slot mechanisms. A method of using the retractor system by forming a retractor by using... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090227846 - Speculum: A speculum having a generally U-shaped frame with a pair of arms, each arm having a free end, a pair of cups, each cup coupled with the free end of one of the arms, and a pair of surfaces, each surface coupled with one of the cups and having a... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090227847 - Tunable light controller: A surgical illumination device for illuminating a surgical field to provide enhanced visual perception of a tissue during a medical procedure. The surgical illumination device includes a surgical light and a tunable light controller. The surgical light includes a first light source providing a first wavelength of light, a second... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20090227849 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument is presented. The medical instrument comprises a housing, a first communication utility in the housing for receiving input signal indicative of physiological signals, and a second communication utility for communicating with a computer. The housing is configured for removable installment in a compact disc drive bay of... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090227848 - Procedure and device for the synchronization of a physiological state of an individual with a desired state: The invention relates to a procedure and an associated device to bring an individual from an initial physiological state (EP0) to a final physiological state (EPf). The physiological state of the individual is defined by a set of physiological parameters (RP1A, RP1B, RP1C, RP1D, RP2A, RP2B, RP3A, RP3B, RP3C, .... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090227850 - Malignancy detection apparatus: A system for detecting skin and sub-surface malignancies, the system comprising: an infra-red sensor positionable adjacent the skin, at a given distance above the skin, to detect infra-red radiation emanating from the skin and a suspect lesion therein, means for traversing the sensor in a measurable manner to scan along... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20090227851 - System and method for monitoring and delivering therapeutics to the spinal cord: This invention is a continuous monitor of the spinal cord and brain microenvironment in injury and disease that also allows therapeutic interventions. It utilizes a multiport catheter that contains a transducer at the tip for monitoring spinal physiological parameters and also allows via additional ports for sampling and exchange of... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20090227852 - Pulse sensor, pulse meter, oximeter, joystick, and helmet: This invention relates to a pulse sensor, comprising a radiation source (21, 22; 61, 62; 81, 82; 131, 132, 141, 142; 151, 152) for emitting photons and a photodetector (23; 63; 83; 133; 143; 153) for detecting the photons. The pulse sensor further comprises a holder (2, 3, 4; 53,... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20090227853 - Wearable optical pulse plethysmography sensors or pulse oximetry sensors based wearable heart rate monitoring systems: A new PPG/SpO2 based ear hook sensor was constructed with the PPG/SpO2 sensors are attached to the skin in the regions of superficial artery and vein (010) and posterior auricular artery and vein around the ear (011 of FIG. 1C). An ear wearable heart rate monitor is constructed with PPG/SpO2... Agent: Ravindra Wijesiriwardana

20090227854 - Medical device: The present invention relates to a medical device for analyzing body fluid, and provides a medical device which suppresses jumping of a sensor when the sensor is discarded after measurement, thereby to enhance stability and safety. For this purpose, a medical device 20 includes a connector 2 which contacts a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090227855 - Controller device for an infusion pump: An infusion system that includes a controller device and a communication system to provide for two-way communication between the controller device and an infusion device that controls delivery of fluids to a user's body. Either the controller device or the infusion device may be integrated with a characteristic determining device... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090227856 - Electrocardiogram sensor: A garment comprising at least one electrocardiogram sensor integrated into the garment, the electrocardiogram sensor comprising an electrode on the inside of the garment and arranged to contact a user's skin, and a resilient compressible filler provided between the garment and the electrode such that in use the electrode is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090227857 - Biomedical electrode: An electrode for selective attachment to at least one of a garment and a subject is provided. The electrode includes a conductive member defining a first side and a second side; a conductive composition disposed on the first side of the conductive member, wherein the conductive composition has a first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090227858 - Cable with spacer for positioning multiple medical sensors: A subject monitoring apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a drive unit (10); a sensor unit (50); and a plurality of cable end units (500) for providing electrical connection between electrodes disposed on a subject and cables passing from the cable end units to the drive and sensor units. Each... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090227859 - Systems and methods for determining a cardiovascular parameter using temperature sensitive magnetic resonance imaging: A method for determining a cardiovascular parameter in a portion of a body of a patient utilizing temperature sensitive MRI measurements. The method includes obtaining magnetic resonance information from a portion of a body of a patient and determining a magnetic resonance parameter using the magnetic resonance information. The method... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090227860 - Mr method for the quantitative determination of local relaxation time values: The invention relates to an MR method for the quantitative determination of local relaxation time values in an examination volume. Firstly, a plurality of echo signals (1, 2, 3) with different echo time values (t1, t2, t3) are recorded in a phase-sensitive manner. From these echo signals (1, 2, 3),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090227863 - Apparatus for aligning needle with port of infusion device: A needle apparatus for aligning a needle with a port of an implantable infusion device includes a needle anchoring portion configured to axially fix the apparatus relative to a needle to be inserted into the port. The needle apparatus further includes a port locating portion fixable relative to the needle... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090227864 - Capsule guiding system: A capsule guiding system includes a magnetic guiding unit, a displaying unit, an operation unit, and a control unit. The magnetic guiding unit guides, using magnetic force, a capsule-shaped medical apparatus introduced inside a subject. The displaying unit displays an image of the subject and an image of the capsule-shaped... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090227862 - Implantable access port: An implantable access port for use in transferring a fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient's body is disclosed. The access port includes a base, a bowl-shaped reservoir defined within the base by a smooth surfaced wall, and a septum secured... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090227861 - Systems and methods for navigation within a branched structure of a body: A system and method for navigating a medical instrument in a branched structure of a body employs a tracking system, for collecting positional information for the medical instrument, and data, which defines a geometrical model of the branched structure, in particular, coordinates for predetermined points defining a pathway extending along... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20090227865 - Adjustable tracking reference comprising a curable bonding connection: The invention relates to a medical tracking reference, comprising a fastening arm and a reference array holding arm to which a reference array is or can be attached, and comprising a joint between the arms which can be fixed using a fixing array, wherein the fixing array of the joint... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090227866 - Ultrasound endoscopic intraluminal organ treatment method: In an ultrasound endoscopic intraluminal organ treatment method according to the present invention, a surgeon forms a first opening in a wall of a first luminal organ while observing an optical image and an ultrasound image formed by an ultrasound endoscope led into the first luminal organ through a natural... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090227867 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention is designed to measure a vascular wall. The apparatus includes: a transmitting section that drives a probe to transmit an ultrasonic wave toward a subject including a blood vessel; a receiving section that receives an ultrasonic echo, produced by getting the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090227868 - Ultrasound imaging method and appartus for adaptively suppressing tissue flickering: The present disclosure provides an ultrasound imaging method and apparatus for adaptively suppressing tissue flickering. The method includes transmitting ultrasound pulses to an object to be detected and receiving ultrasound echo signals from the object to be detected; processing the ultrasound echo signals to obtain anatomical image data; demodulating the... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090227869 - Volume measurement in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for measuring volumes of one or more parts of interest in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system comprises: a volume data forming unit for forming volume data based on ultrasound echoes reflected from a target object, the target object including at least one part... Agent: Jones Day

20090227870 - Method of determining a parameter representing an acoustic property of a material: The invention relates to a method and system for determining a parameter representing an acoustic property of a material. The method comprises: generating an acoustic pressure wave in said material originating from a localized position; placing a plurality of acoustic receivers (6, 7) at mutually differing distances from the acoustic... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090227871 - Automatic identification of orientation in medical diagnostic ultrasound: Orientation is automatically identified in medical diagnostic ultrasound image. An area or volume based process, such as region shrinking or using locations associated with flow or tissue structure, determines a direction or orientation. Real-time imaging in B-mode and/or flow mode may be enhanced based on the direction or orientation.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090227872 - Method and apparatus for sub-harmonic contrast imaging: A non-linear response may be measured by transmitting a first pulse at an amplitude and transmit frequency, using an aperture having N elements. A first response is measured at a sub-harmonic frequency based on the transmit frequency. At least second and third pulses are transmit at the amplitude and transmit... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090227873 - Data visualization method for an ultrasound imaging system: A method for visualizing data in an ultrasound probe system in which a display is arranged in a housing of an ultrasound probe in a position in which it is visible and the display is controlled to display data relating to a transducer of the probe and/or the probe. By... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090227874 - Holder assembly for a medical imaging instrument: Provided herein are devices and methods for mounting variously configured medical imaging probes (“ultrasound probes”) to a positioning device for imaging applications. One aspect provides a probe holder that has a recessed surface adapted to securely support a particular ultrasound probe for interfacing the probe with a positioning device. Another... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090227875 - Three-dimensional imaging system: The present invention is a three-dimensional scanner for use in the oral cavity. The scanner of the present invention utilizes three optical scanners in a single-hand wand to create three-dimensional images with a single pass of the wand over the area scanned. Processing of the collected images is then composited... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20090227877 - Health monitoring appliance: A heart monitoring system for a person includes a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance including a heart disease recognizer to determine the person's cardiovascular health.... Agent: Bao Q. Tran

20090227876 - Mesh network monitoring appliance: A health care monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network to communicate data over the wireless mesh network to detect a heart attack or a stroke attack.... Agent: Tran & Associates

20090227878 - Blood pressure method and device: An improved device and method is provided for accurately and consistently measuring blood pressure. The device includes a body having an insufflation bulb attached thereto. The bulb is connected to a blood pressure cuff. The cuff can be inflated using the insufflation bulb. A pressure release valve is then opened... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090227879 - Pulse rate counting device, pulse rate counting method, and record medium therefor: A pulse rate counting device includes: a short-term average value calculation unit for calculating an average interval of predetermined previous pulses; a fluctuation amount calculation device for calculating the amount of fluctuation on the basis of the difference between the average interval and an actual pulse wave interval; a search... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090227880 - Supported molecular biofluid viscosity sensors for in vitro and in vivo use: A device and a method for measuring viscosity that includes attaching molecular rotors to a solid surface, exposing the solid surface to a fluid having a viscosity to be measured, and taking optical measurements to determine viscosity. The solid surface is preferably quartz, polystyrene or silicate glass, such as a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090227881 - Cerebral perfusion monitor: d

20090227882 - Ultra wideband monitoring systems and antennas: Apparatus for monitoring vital signs of one or more living subjects comprises a monitoring station and at least one sensor in communication with the monitoring station. The sensor comprises an antenna system, an ultra wideband radar system coupled to the antenna system, a signal processor and a communication system. The... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090227883 - Automated heart function classification to standardized classes: A system and method automatically classifies a patient's heart function status, such as by using an implantable medical device (IMD) to determine a physiological response to activity, and using that information to perform the classification. For example, a physical activity sensor and a physiological sensor are used to automatically classify... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090227884 - System for analysis of electrograms: A system for use in analysis of electrograms comprising: an input signal generator (302); an input electrode (304) for applying an input signal to a driving region of a heart (316); an output electrode (306a-c) for receiving an output signal at a driven region of the heart; a processing system... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090227885 - Apparatus and methods for the measurement of cardiac output: The current invention provides an endotracheal tube fabricated with an array of electrodes disposed on an inflatable cuff on the tube. The array of electrodes includes multiple sense electrodes and a current electrode. The array of electrodes on the inflatable cuff is applied using a positive displacement dispensing system, such... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090227886 - Heart-activity sound monitoring: A method for acquiring, externally or internally, for utility purposes a subject's anatomical heart-sound information including (a) for a selected time period, applying continuous, near-sensor-mechanical-resonance, vibratory stimulation to an acoustic sensor placed on or within the subject's anatomy, and (b) during that time period, detecting, as direct indications of heart... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20090227887 - Metabolic analyzer transducer: A compact and wearable metabolic analyzer transducer comprising a housing containing a plurality of analog sensors, an A/D converter, a microcontroller, and a power source operatively coupled thereto where the microcontroller is programmed to compute minute ventilation, O2 uptake, and CO2 production of a subject. The transducer and its contents... Agent: James J. Paige, Esq. Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090227888 - Method and an apparatus for measuring and analyzing movements of a human or an animal using sound signals: A method, an arrangement and a computer application for conducting measurements of sleep disorders by capturing and analyzing the sounds associated with movements of the subject during a long-term or overnight monitoring session. A small-sized consumer apparatus such as an MP3 recorder may be attached to the subject for capturing... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090227889 - Brain function scan system: A portable EEG (electroencephalograph) instrument, especially for use in emergencies and brain assessments in physicians' offices, detects and amplifies brain waves and converts them into digital data for analysis by comparison with data from normal groups. In one embodiment, the EEG electrodes are in a headband which broadcasts the data,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090227890 - Device and method for automatically testing the temperature sensitivity of a patient: The present invention relates to a device and method for automatically testing the temperature sensitivity of a patient. Furthermore the invention relates to a computer program for automatically testing the temperature sensitivity of a patient. For providing a simple technique to test for numbness a method and device for automatically... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090227891 - Method of detecting glaucoma: A method of testing for an ocular disease in an eye includes measuring a condition of the eye to receive a first value, placing an instrument adjacent the surface of the eye, changing the pressure in the eye using the instrument after measuring the condition, measuring the condition of the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090227892 - Catheter device for percutaneous procedures: The invention relates to a catheter device (1) for percutaneous interventions, in particular for injections, biopsies or the like, with an outer catheter (2) and with a tool for the intervention, in particular an injection needle (3), biopsy forceps, electrodes or the like, at the proximal end (4) of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090227894 - Hand-held aspiration syringe and methods: A hand-held aspiration apparatus includes a handle configured for suspending and using the syringe with a single hand. The handle includes pivotally connected first and second members. The members of the handle may be pivotally connected at intermediate positions along the lengths thereof. The first member is associated with, and... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20090227893 - Single-insertion, multiple sampling biopsy device usable with various transport systems and integrated markers: The present invention provides for exemplary embodiments of a single-insertion, multiple sampling biopsy device. Exemplary embodiments of a single-insertion, multiple sampling device with integrated marker release.... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090227895 - Biopsy needle: According to one embodiment, a biopsy needle for removal of tissue from a patient includes an outer tube having a distal end and an inner tube disposed within said outer tube. The needle includes a capturing mechanism that has a variable diameter for capturing a tissue specimen. The capturing mechanism... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090227896 - Flashback blood collection needle: A needle assembly includes a transparent or translucent housing with a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet end, a flashback chamber, and a venting mechanism therebetween. Substantially axially aligned inlet and outlet cannulas extend from the housing and communicate with the chamber. A sealable sleeve covers the external end of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090227898 - Diagnostic test element and process for its production: The invention concerns a process for producing a diagnostic test element for analyzing a body fluid in which a lancing member that can puncture a body part is provided with a collecting channel for body fluid obtained by the puncture, wherein the collecting channel exhibits capillary action, and wherein a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090227897 - Patient identification for point of care diagnostics: A patient presses a finger concurrently against a needle (14) of a collection container (12) and a fingerprint surface (22, 52). In one embodiment, the patient's fingerprint is read electronically by a scanner (24) and correlated with a container serial number (16). In another embodiment, the patient's fingerprint is embossed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090227901 - Catheter guidewire and method for manufacturing same: A catheter guidewire (1), preferably for cardiovascular procedures, having a distal end (2) and a proximal end (3) and a one-piece core (10) extending essentially from the distal end to the proximal end. The one-piece core has twisted fibers, preferably glass fibers, which are embedded in the basic material of... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090227900 - Corewire design and construction for medical devices: A guidewire for use in ear, nose and throat procedures may include an elongate core wire having a proximal region and a distal region. The distal region of the core wire may include a flattened portion adapted to provide preferential flexure along at least one axis of the wire. The... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090227902 - Guide wire with core having welded wire segments: An intravascular guide wire having two core materials joined together without the use of a connector tube or sleeve, the core materials being stainless steel and psuedoelastic metal alloy, nitinol. The core materials are joined to each other through an intermediate transition piece made essentially of nickel, which is welded... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090227899 - Medical wire: This medical wire comprises a conductive wire body and an intracorporeally indwelling member connected to the leading end part of the conductive wire body through a thermally-fusible connecting member, in which the connecting member is heated and fused by supplying an electric current for fusion through the conductive wire body,... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090227904 - Anatomical recognition and dimensional analysis of breast volume to assist breast surgery: Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point lines,... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090227905 - Calculating the position of body parts, taking into account anatomical symmetry: The present application relates to a method for determining the position or relative position of body parts, taking into account the anatomical symmetry, wherein at least one first-side body part is provided on the first side of an anatomical body, and at least one second-side body part is provided on... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090227906 - Muscle strength assessment system: A system determines patient's muscle strength of a lever arm comprising a leg, ankle, and foot. A value indicative of the strength is determined based on pressure values associated with the lever arm, as well as at least one weight based value. The values may be entered remotely or locally... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090227903 - Muscle thickness sensor: A muscle thickness sensor for measuring muscle thickness over a bone structure having a resilient frame placed over the muscle of interest and compressible material within the frame to sense muscle contractions. The compressible material is strain sensitive and generates a detectable signal when compressed due to muscle flexure. The... Agent: J. Gordon Thomson

20090227907 - Living body inspection apparatus: A living body inspection apparatus includes: a first detecting unit detecting a displacement of two positions in a lateral direction of a subject's larynx; a second detecting unit detecting a swallowing sound of the subject; a displaying unit displaying a waveform regarding the displacement of the two positions formed using... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090227908 - Apparatus and method for detecting aspiration: An apparatus and method for detecting swallowing activity is provided. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving an electronic signal from an accelerometer that represents swallowing activity, extracting at least two features from the signal, classifying the signal as a type of swallowing activity based on the extracted features, and... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk

09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090221867 - Integral sling connection system and method: The present invention includes implantable sling systems for treating urinary incontinence and methods of forming such sling systems. In one embodiment, the sling includes connectors which are integrally molded over each end of the sling. The connectors are releasably attachable to a surgical needle during implantation in a tissue pathway... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090221868 - Sling anchor system: The present disclosure is generally directed to surgical articles useful for implanting support members in patients. The articles disclosed herein include a support member, such as a sling for urinary incontinence, tissue anchors, filamentary elements for associating the support member with the anchors, and introducer needles for placing the anchors... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090221869 - Endoscope insertion shape analysis system and biological observation system: An endoscope insertion shape analysis system of the present invention includes an insertion state acquisition unit that acquires coordinate values of a plurality of locations in an insertion portion of an endoscope inserted in an examinee, an insertion shape detection unit that detects at least some insertion shapes of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090221870 - Endoscopic treatment instrument: A drainage tube retainer 1 as an endoscopic treatment instrument includes a guide catheter 10 for slidably supporting a drainage tube 6 retained in a live organ through a channel; a pusher tube 11 disposed in the exterior of the guide catheter 10 and slidably supported by the guide catheter... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090221871 - Precision control systems for tissue visualization and manipulation assemblies: Precision control systems for tissue visualization and manipulation assemblies are described herein where such devices may utilize a variety of apparatus and methods for facilitating advancement, articulation, control, navigation, etc. of systems which may be used to visual and/or treat tissue regions. Additionally, methods and devices for enhancing navigation of... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090221872 - Endoscope tip protector: The invention provides an endoscope tip protector for protecting the distal tip of an endoscope and an endoscope assembly including the tip protector affixed thereto. The endoscope tip protector can include a main body with an opening through the main body sized to accept an endoscope sheath and a white... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.

20090221873 - Adaptor for endoscopic orientation of an elongate medical device: An adaptor, a system and a method to orient an elongate medical device in relation to an endoscope are provided. The adaptor includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a connecting portion to rotationally securable to a distal end of the first portion to the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090221874 - Coded structure light: The present invention is a system and method for creating a three-dimensional model of a surface comprising a light source 1.2 that projects a pattern of continuous line segments onto the surface, wherein each line segment is coded with a unique pattern along the line segment, a detector 1.3 that... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090221875 - Endoscope light source system and endoscope unit: An endoscope light source system including first and second light sources and an adjustment circuit is provided. The first and second light sources make first and second lights incident on an incident end of a light guide mounted in an endoscope, respectively. The first and second lights have first and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090221877 - Minimally invasive retraction device having detachable blades: A retraction device comprises a base and at least one retracting blade. The base has at least one tab. The retracting blade has a slotted distal end for receiving the tab of the base.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090221876 - Surgical release apparatuses, systems and methods: Surgical release apparatuses, systems and methods are provided. The apparatuses, systems and methods can include one or more cannulas having a base and an insertion body extending from the base with a chamber passing through the base and the insertion body. The cannula can have a movable retractor attached thereto.... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090221878 - Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a screw-based retractor, are disclosed herein and allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090221879 - Minimally invasive retractor having separable blades: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a screw-based retractor are disclosed herein and allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090221880 - Diagnostic instrument workstation: An integrated medical workstation for use in patient clinical encounters includes an input device such as a bar code scanner that is interconnected to a computing device. At least one device capable of obtaining at least one physiological parameter is either attached directly to the workstation or is in communication... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090221881 - Method and system for intelligent qualitative and quantitative analysis of digital radiography softcopy reading: The present invention describes a method and system for intelligent diagnostic relevant information processing and analysis. Information associated with a patient is processed via an image reading platform. Based on such processed information, a matrix of diagnosis decisions containing diagnostic related information is generated via a matrix of diagnosis decision... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090221883 - Caloric consumption measuring device, caloric consumption measuring method, and caloric consumption measurement preparation processing method: A caloric consumption measuring device measures a caloric consumption of a user during an activity. The caloric consumption measuring device includes a first personal data creating component, a second personal data creating component, a heart rate input component, and a caloric consumption calculating component. The first personal data creating component... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090221882 - Implantable biosensor assembly and health monitoring system and method including same: A biosensor assembly implantable in a subject's body for monitoring a medical condition of the subject includes a housing, one or more biosensors, a reference-data storage device for storing reference data corresponding to a normal condition of the subject, a transmitter, a battery, and a processor designed: (a) to compare... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090221884 - Vital signs monitoring using personal protective equipment: A vital signs monitor system is integrated with personal protective equipment (“PPE”) so that upon wearing the PPE, the monitor is placed in an operational position to monitor a vital sign. In one embodiment, the vital signs sensor comprises a thermal sensor located at a mouth guard to automatically make... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090221885 - Optical window assembly for implantable medical device: Embodiments of the invention are related to optical window assemblies for implantable medical devices, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an optical window assembly for a medical device. The assembly can include a ferrule defining an aperture and a spacer ring disposed within the aperture. The assembly... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090221886 - Method and apparatus for measuring analytes: A method for measuring the concentration of various analytes in the blood of a part of a subject is provided An invasive or non-invasive sample of blood may be used for this determination Also provided is a device for measuring the concentration of a compound in the blood of a... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20090221887 - Patient monitoring alarm escalation system and method: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a patient monitoring alarm escalation system and method. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention include an alarm detection device configured to measure physiological data received via a patient monitor, the alarm detection device configured to initiate an alarm in response to predefined measurements... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090221889 - Pulse oximeter with alternate heart-rate determination: A pulse oximeter which determines multiple heart rates, and selects between them based on the metrics of only one of the heart rate calculations. A primary heart rate calculation method is selected, and is used unless its metrics indicate questionable accuracy, in which case an alternative rate calculation is available... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090221888 - Wearable sensor system for environmental and physiological information monitoring and information feedback system: An ear wearable or head wearable environmental information and physiological information monitoring device is introduced. This system is capable of transmitting and receiving information wirelessly. This system also comprises of a wireless display unit that can be attached to a hand band.... Agent: Ravindra Wijesiriwardana

20090221890 - Diabetes management system: In one embodiment, a diabetes management system comprises a glucose monitoring system, a pump system, and a remote device. The glucose monitoring system and pump system are attached to a patient and covered by a soft shell. The glucose monitoring system and the pump system are controlled by the small,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20090221892 - Dual transdermal analyte sensor assembly and methods of using the same: A transdermal test sensor assembly adapted to assist in determining at least one analyte concentration of a fluid sample is provided. The test sensor assembly comprises a sensor support, a first test sensor, a second test sensor, a first hydrogel composition, and a second hydrogel composition. The first test sensor... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090221891 - Optical sensor for in vivo detection of analyte: t

20090221893 - Unitized painfree blood glucose measuring device: A blood glucose measuring device is equipped with a drill device, attachment assembly, and disposable sensing and measurement assembly. The attachment assembly contains an attachment ring that connects to the drill device and is used to hold the disposable sensing and measurement assembly. A detach actuating cam and output shaft... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090221894 - Minimally invasive vessel location: The present invention is related to a blood vessel locator and a method for locating blood vessels. In one or more embodiments, the locator comprises at least one filiform element, a sensor device and a display. The filiform elements are connected to the sensor device, which is arranged to detect... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090221895 - Bipolar electrode that can be implanted: A bipolar electrode (1) that can be implanted is provided with at least two poles at its distal end, namely a cathode (4) and an anode (6) spaced apart therefrom. Further, an anchoring is provided at the distal end of the electrode (1), provided for example as a helical screw... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090221896 - Probe for data transmission between a brain and a data processing device: The invention relates to a probe for data transmission between a brain and a data processing device. Said probe has a support with electrodes fitted thereto. Said electrodes can be made to electromagnetically interact with neurons of the brain for the purpose of detecting neuronal activity and/or the transmission of... Agent: Ip Strategies

20090221897 - Diagnostic electrode configuration: Sensor (1) for measuring electrical variables at the surface of a human or animal body, comprising three of more electrodes (2) in a geometrically regular arrangement, the sensor, moreover, comprising a support member (4), arranged to keep the electrodes together. The sensor may e.g. comprise a regular tripole (A, B,... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090221899 - Minimally invasive rectal balloon apparatus with pressure relieving lumen and anal verge dilation collar: A rectal balloon apparatus has a shaft with a fluid passageway extending therethrough. A balloon is affixed over an end of the shaft such that the fluid passageway communicates with an interior of the balloon. A collar is affixed around the shaft which is suitable for dilating a patient's anal... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090221898 - Shaped surgical tool: A custom medical device may be fabricated based on a patient image with a rapid prototyping machine.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090221900 - Method of and apparatus for measuring properties of an object with acoustically induced electromagnetic waves: A measuring method and apparatus in which a measurable object (23) is irradiated with acoustic waves to measure a change in property value of charged particles in the object from electromagnetic waves induced thereby. A part (2) of the measurable object irradiated with an acoustic focused beam (1) is in... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090221901 - Apparatus for determining brain atrophy, method of determining brain atrophy and program for determining brain atrophy: Since cerebral atrophy does not occur only in a specific cross-section and reaches the brain in its entirety or arises prominently in a specific lobe (for example temporal lobe), for the assessment of cerebral atrophy, not only atrophy assessment for the frontal lobe but also an assessment also including atrophy... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090221903 - Magnetic resonance device having a pet unit: In a magnetic resonance device having a PET unit for acquiring positron emission tomography data and a gradient coil, the PET unit includes a carrier tube on which at least one PET detector is arranged. In at least one embodiment, the carrier tube is arranged inside the gradient coil and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090221902 - Ultrasound treatment center: Methods and apparatus for non-invasive patient treatment using ultrasound are disclosed. One method comprises administering to a patient a therapeutic agent, transmitting ultrasound and directing the ultrasonic energy at a region of interest of a patient, monitoring cavitation in and around the region of interest in real time, and controlling... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090221904 - Inflammatory condition progression, diagnosis and treatment monitoring methods, systems, apparatus, and uses: The present invention relates to at least one method, apparatus and/or system for providing at least one lymph node volume for use in the monitoring of progression, diagnosis or treatment of an inflammatory condition, as well as to a computer program product comprising software code portions for implementing the method... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090221905 - Mri apparatus: An MRI apparatus for imaging a subject so as to emphasize, more than a background tissue, a bodily fluid flowing through an imaging region of the subject, the apparatus includes a transmission coil for transmitting an RF pulse to the subject, a first transmission coil control device for controlling the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090221906 - Wrist coil for magnetic resonance imaging: A wrist coil for magnetic resonance imaging has a tubular coil formed by a number of coil splicing units spliced together in succession, and an annular coil unit that is wound around the surface of the tubular coil. Since the annular coil unit is wound around the surface of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090221909 - Apparatus and methods for delivering stem cells and other agents into cardiac tissue: A system for delivering an agent to tissue surrounding a target vessel includes an elongate delivery device and a source coupled to a proximal tubular portion of the device. A first lumen extends through the tubular portion and an expandable sheath of the device, wherein the expandable sheath has a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090221907 - Location system with virtual touch screen: Control of an invasive medical instrument during a medical procedure is achieved using a system that includes magnetic field-based location facilities. Magnetic field sensors are placed in a medical instrument, e.g., a probe, and in an interface device to enable respective positions of the probe and the interface device to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090221908 - System and method for alignment of instrumentation in image-guided intervention: The invention provides systems and methods for aligning or guiding instruments during image-guided interventions. A volumetric medical scan (image data) of a patient may first be registered to patient space data regarding the patient obtained using a tracking device. An ultrasound simulator fitted with position indicating elements whose location is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090221910 - Location and stabilization device: A prostate gland location and stabilization device comprising an elongate cylinder, sized to fit in the anal canal of a user, and having either a narrowing, or a bend (in the range from 20 to 60 degrees) located at or towards the axial mid-region of the cylinder. The cylinder has... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090221911 - Biological observation apparatus and method: A biological observation apparatus according to the present invention includes a sound wave radiating unit that radiates a sound wave into an object to be examined in living tissue, a light radiating unit that radiates light into the object, a light interfering unit that makes the light radiated from the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090221912 - Imaging and analysis of movement of erythrocytes in blood vessels in relation to the cardiac cycle: Apparatus (2) is provided, including a heartbeat measurement device (3), which senses a cardiac parameter of a patient and generates a cardiac parameter signal responsively thereto. An optical measurement device acquires data by emitting towards tissue of the patient 400-1000 niti light, and receiving light reflected from the tissue. An... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090221913 - Intraluminal tissue markers: Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered adjacent to tissue desirable for marking. The marker can coil adjacent to the desired tissue. The marker can remain... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090221914 - Medical fluid injection system: One implementation provides a method to provide injection procedure information in an injection system. In this implementation, the method includes displaying a plurality of different injection procedure options in a user interface of said system, wherein said plurality of different injection procedure options including a cardiac procedure option and a... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090221915 - Transluminal tissue markers: Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered through a tissue wall proximate to tissue desirable for marking. The marker can be movable between a non-deployed or... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090221916 - Systems and methods for elastography imaging: Methods for obtaining information about the mechanical behaviour of structures associated with mammalian joints and tendons are provided. Embodiments of such methods include creating deformation in a joint structure (such as ligaments and articular cartilage) or tendon of interest, using an ultrasound scanner and a single element or array of... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090221917 - Ultrasound probe device and method of operation: The present invention relates to an ultrasound probe device. A device 100 embodying the present invention comprises an array of transducers 102, at least one of which is movable relative to at least one of the other transducers 102. Preferably, the or each movable transducer may be movable relative to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090221918 - Electrical connector: An electrical connector is described. In one implementation, the connector includes a female portion including one or more electrical contacts and a male portion including one or more electrical contacts. The female portion and the male portion each have a self-orientating geometry that allows the male portion to be mated... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20090221919 - System and method for detection of hematoma: A system and method for determining brain hematoma including a handheld device for emitting and detecting radiation with a removable light guide assembly. A method for determining a brain hematoma condition that includes determining optical density of various regions of the brain using near infrared spectroscopy.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090221920 - Low-coherence interferometry and optical coherence tomography for image-guided surgical treatment of solid tumors: A method of forming an image of tissue. The method includes beginning an invasive procedure on a patient exposing tissue. The method then includes acquiring OCT data from the exposed tissue and converting the OCT data into at least one image. The method also includes ending the invasive procedure after... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

20090221922 - Methods and devices for in situ tissue navigation: The “Smart Tool” includes a “Smart Tool Probe” and two processing modules. The Smart Tool Probe is a hand held, wired or wireless, device that a surgeon utilizes for interrogating and identifying a tissue site, such as the entrance to a pedicle. The processing units, an Electro-Optical Control (EOC) Module... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20090221921 - Side-firing linear fiber optic array for interstitial optical therapy and monitoring using compact helical geometry: An optical probe has multiple side-firing optical fibers which terminate in a linearly staggered fashion. A central fiber can be used as well. In diagnostic techniques, one fiber can be used as an emitter, while the others are used as receivers, or various fibers can be used as emitters and... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090221923 - Cardiac disease treatment system: The cardiac disease treatment system is characterized by comprising input means (2) for inputting the cardiac output value of the patient, the left atrial pressure value and/or the right atrial pressure value, first calculating means (31) for calculating the pumping ability value of the left heart or the right heart... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090221924 - Method and system for non-invasive blood pressure determination: A method for non-invasively estimating blood pressure is disclosed herein. The method includes inflating a cuff and collecting first oscillation amplitude data at a first plurality of cuff pressure levels while inflating the cuff. The method also includes deflating the cuff and collecting second oscillation amplitude data at a second... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090221925 - Microelectronic device with integrated energy source: An apparatus including an electronic device having a plurality of substantially collocated components, the plurality of components including an antenna, an energy supply and an integrated circuit chip. The integrated circuit chip is electrically coupled to the antenna and the energy supply. A material substantially encloses the electronic device.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090221926 - Method and device for generating of a signal that reflects respiratory efforts in patients on ventilatory support: A method and device for generating a signal that mirrors changes in the level of effort exerted by respiratory muscles of patients on mechanical ventilatory support comprising: monitoring and storing airway pressure (Paw), rate of gas flow (F), and volume of gas flow (V), and generating a composite pressure signal... Agent: Sim & Mcburney

20090221927 - Apparatus and method for videorhinohygrometric (vri) measures: A videorhinohygrometric measuring apparatus (1) for evaluating parameters associated to the expiratory flow outlet from the nostrils, comprising-a camera (4) for acquiring the dynamic image of the condensation that the flow generates on a suitable collecting surface (21) and a processor (5) for the acquired image, operatively connected to the... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20090221929 - Method and arrangement for the analysis of a time-variable bioelectromagnetic signal: In a method for analysis of a time-variable bioelectromagnetic signal that has been recorded over a certain time interval, the signal is split by a bandpass filter into at least two signal components that differ with regard to their frequency ranges. At least one reference point of a first kind... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090221928 - Motor training with brain plasticity: A rehabilitation device, comprising a movement element capable of controlling at least one motion parameter of a portion of a patient; a brain monitor which generates a signal indicative of brain activity; and circuitry including a memory having stored therein rehabilitation information and which inter-relates said signal and movement of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090221930 - Questions and control paradigms for detecting deception by measuring brain activity: Methods for determining whether the brain activity of a human subject in response to a stimulus of interest or question of interest is characteristic of a state of interest, such as a deceptive state or a truthful state, are disclosed. Some methods include the use of control questions, including truthful... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090221931 - Apical position locator: A method and system are disclosed for detecting an apical position depending on the change in the impedance between a first electrode inserted into the root canal of the tooth of a patient and a second external electrode applied to a body surface of the patient. According to some embodiments,... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090221932 - Microwave temperature image reconstruction: A multi-frequency microwave antenna (1) of the microwave image reconstruction system senses a signal which passes through an analogue connection (6) to a Dicke null-balancing radiometer (7) which detects sequentially the signal contributions at the different frequencies of the multi-frequency antenna of the system. The resulting sequential analogue signals from... Agent: Clifford W. Browning Krieg Devault

20090221933 - Intra-abdominal pressure monitoring system: Described herein are devices, systems, kits and methods for measuring intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) from a patient catheterized with a urinary catheter system. Devices may include a bypass lumen configured to connect to a pressure transducer, a sampling port connector connected to the bypass lumen, a drain tube housing configured to... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090221934 - Method for endoluminally or laparoscopically excising a tissue sample from areas in a patient's body, traction means and kit: Traction means (14) for excising a tissue sample comprising a distal portion (14a), comprising at least one clip (20) suitable for being fixed to at least one portion (12) of tissue to be excised and a proximal portion (14b) suitable for being subjected to traction. Said at least one clip... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090221935 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes a first wire disposed on the distal side of the guide wire and a second wire disposed on the proximal side. The second wire has an elastic modulus larger than the first wire. The first wire is joined to the second wire at a welded portion... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090221937 - Activity monitoring: Sensors and methods for automatically detecting and recording physical activities of an individual are described. An event is detected, in which data representative of at least one physical activity of an individual is received from an activity monitor associated with the individual. The data is combined into at least two... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090221936 - Activity-contingent weight loss system: An activity-contingent weight loss method and system. The system includes measuring information representative of caloric expenditure during one day, and prescribing a caloric allowance for the following day as a function of the caloric expenditure during the previous day.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

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