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20090259088 - Magnetic presser-expander device and treatment method using such device: A magnetic presser-expander device for biological structures, constituted by two or more rare-earth magnets and means for applying said magnets to the skin, and methods for treating an alteration of an osteoarticular and/or musculoskeletal structure, a hematoma, an edema or an articular effusion by means of the presser-expander device.... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20090259089 - Expandable catheter for delivery of fluids: A multi lumen catheter is made from a number of thin walled flexible tubes bonded together to form an inner lumen. The inner lumen can withstand vacuum when the outside tubes are pressurized. During insertion the tubes are compressed and collapsed. The tubes expand by the pressure of the pumped... Agent: Daniel Gelbart
20090259091 - Bone conduction device having a plurality of sound input devices: The present invention relates to a bone conduction device for enhancing the hearing of a recipient is provided. The bone conduction device may include a first sound input device configured to receive sound signals and generate a first electrical signal representative of the signal, a second sound input device configured... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090259090 - Bone conduction hearing device having acoustic feedback reduction system: A bone anchored hearing device, comprises: a housing, a sound input element positioned in the housing configured to receive sound signals, and a transducer positioned in the housing configured to generate vibrations representative of the sound signals received by the sound input device.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090259092 - Adjustable sling and method of treating pelvic conditions: Systems for providing support within the pelvic region of a patient. The systems can include an elongated incontinence sling having a central support portion adapted to be positioned to support any one of the urethra or anus, and a sling tension adjustment mechanism operatively attached to the elongated sling. The... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20090259093 - Artificial sphincter with piezoelectric actuator: A biologically implantable artificial sphincter system and methods of using the same is disclosed. The artificial sphincter system disclosed herein comprises a sphincter band and a piezoelectric element, both of which are adapted and configured for coordinated operation to open and/or close a body cavity. The artificial sphincter systems are... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20090259094 - Method and apparatus for prolapse repair: A pelvic implant having a central support portion, and a plurality of extension members, is provided. The extension members can be positioned or extend from the central support portion in opposing pairs. The extension members are generally attached to the central support portion at respective junctions (e.g., via rivets), and... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20090259095 - System and method for treatment of hypo-orgasmia and anorgasmia: A device for treating hypo-orgasmia or anorgasmia is described. Energy transfer leads that transfer energy may be implanted proximate to one or more of the dorsal nerves of the clitoris in a female. A signal generator may be used to receive a signal (such as a signal from a handheld... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090259098 - Apparatus and method for endoscopic 3d data collection: An endoscopic apparatus includes a light-generating mechanism for generating at least one modulated measuring beam, a light-transmitting mechanism for conducting the measuring beam onto an area to be observed, where the light-transmitting mechanism includes an illuminating lens, in addition to a light-imaging mechanism for imaging a signal beam from the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090259096 - Body-cavity image obeservation apparatus: An object of the present invention is to enable clearly identifying whether a body-cavity image displayed on a display unit is based on data which is directly received by a viewer itself, or whether the body-cavity image displayed on the display unit is based on data received by another receiving... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090259097 - Cannula visualization arrangement: The device described is a minimally-invasive surgical cannula that houses a miniature camera initially positioned at the inferior aspect of the distal cannula. Once indwelling in the operative space, the distal cannula ring is rotated 180° via a longitudinal pivot to reposition the camera superiorly. Repositioned, the camera is at... Agent: Donald N. Halgren
20090259099 - Image-based control systems: Image-based control systems and methods automate the adjustment of medical devices. An image based-control system for an endoscope can include, in addition to the endoscope, a processing system and an actuator. The processing system can receive an image from an image capture device of the endoscope. Based on coordinates of... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza
20090259100 - Endoscopic system: An endoscopic system is composed by connecting an endoscope and peripheral equipment. The endoscope has an endoscope main body, and an imaging unit, which is slender imaging optics. The endoscope is constructed so that the endoscope main body and imaging unit are freely connectable and separable. The endoscope main body... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.
20090259101 - Image pickup apparatus and endoscope apparatus incorporating the same: An image pickup apparatus is provided with a prism unit, two solid image pickup devices, two FPCs electrically connected to the solid image pickup devices and on which an electronic component is mounted, respectively, and two communication cables for supplying power to the electronic components through the FPCs and carrying... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090259102 - Endoscopic vision system: The present invention relates to a novel endoscope or an optical large view endoscopic system with improved depth perception. In particular, a multiple viewpoint endoscope system comprising a multiple viewpoint camera setup and/or an intelligent or cognitive image control system and display device particularly adapted for localising internal structures within... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090259103 - Endoscope cooling device and endoscope system: The endoscope cooling device for cooling an insertion portion having a bending portion that can be bent is provided with a guide tube into which the insertion portion including the bending portion is inserted to form a flow path of a cooling fluid between the insertion portion and the guide... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090259104 - Endoscopic overtube, treatment instrument and endoscope incorporated into endoscopic overtube, and treatment instrument system including endoscopic overtube: An endoscopic overtube of the present invention includes an endoscope insertion passage through which an endoscope is inserted, a treatment instrument insertion passage through which a treatment instrument is inserted, and an ultrasound transmission medium distributor capable of distributing an ultrasound transmission medium from the treatment instrument insertion passage to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090259105 - Medical treatment system and suturing method: A medical treatment system including an endoscope, a treatment tool that is inserted in a channel of the endoscope, and a holder that holds the treatment tool in a manner that enables a user who operates the endoscope to move the treatment tool forward and backward and rotate the treatment... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090259107 - Methods and devices to decrease tissue trauma during surgery: Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce the tissue trauma that occurs when a physician retracts or otherwise deforms a patient's tissues for surgery or other medical procedures. In one part, methods and devices are disclosed for controlling the force and pace of retraction to reduce tissue trauma. In another... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20090259106 - Retractor system for surgical applications for detecting characteristic parameters of organic tissues: This patent describes a retractor system for surgical applications of the type used to retract organic tissues not involved in an operation, in an area where such an operation is to be performed, of the type comprising at least one spatula equipped with at least one spatula body (1) and... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090259108 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global
20090259109 - Sternum retractor device: A sternum retractor device is disclosed suitable for temporarily maintaining a selected gap between two sternal stumps during cardiac surgical procedures. The device comprises a pair of jaws configured so as to be inserted between the stumps and shaped for firmly engaging the stumps, an actuator connected to the jaws... Agent: Pollack, P.C.
20090259110 - Process and a device for surgical treatment of rectal and haemorrhoidal prolapse: A process for surgical operations on a rectal/haemorrhoidal prolapse comprises stages of realising, in the anal canal, at least a first circular stitching at a first portion of a haemorrhoidal prolapse; realising at least a second circular stitching in a second portion of the haemorrhoidal prolapse, and nearing the first... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090259111 - Method for analyzing mitochondrial function: A method for analyzing the mitochondrial function of a subject involves: conducting a first test wherein the average oxygen consumption of the subject during exercise is measured while the subject is breathing air having a first oxygen concentration, preferably room air having a concentration of 20-21% by weight; conducting a... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20090259112 - Sensors: The present disclosure relates to sensors and systems associated with the sensors.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090259113 - System and method for determining pain level: A system and method for determining pain level is disclosed herein. The method comprises: monitoring the gestures of a patient continuously using a video imager. From the monitored gestures a patient-status corresponding to at least one clinical factor is identified and the patient-status is automatically recorded in an electronic medical... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090259114 - Non-invasive optical sensor: An apparatus includes a sensor body, a circuit board, a cable, at least one light emitting device, and at least one photodetector. The circuit board is enclosed within the sensor body and includes at least one conductive trace and at least one aperture. The cable is coupled to the at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090259116 - Method and apparatus for processing a pulsatile biometric signal: A method for processing a pulsatile signal of light reflected from a living subject can include the step of activating a light source to transmit light to the living subject during an accumulation time. The method can include the step of detecting at least one sample of the light reflected... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20090259117 - System and method for differentiating between tissue-specific and systemic causes of changes in oxygen saturation in tissue and organs: A method for monitoring oxygen saturation that includes the following steps: (i) measuring an oxygen saturation of a target area of a person or animal over time; (ii) measuring an oxygen saturation of a reference area of the person or animal over time; and (iii) classifying the oxygen saturation status... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090259115 - Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturations values using complex number encoding: The disclosure includes pulse oximetry systems and methods for determining point-by-point saturation values by encoding photoplethysmographs in the complex domain and processing the complex signals. The systems filter motion artifacts and other noise using a variety of techniques, including statistical analysis such as correlation, or phase filtering.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090259118 - Shallow implantable analyte sensor with rapid physiological response: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include analyte sensors designed so that at least a portion of the sensor is positionable beneath a skin surface in the dermal layer.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20090259119 - Catheter having mapping assembly: A mapping catheter comprises a catheter body and a mapping assembly. The catheter body has an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The mapping assembly comprises a generally straight proximal region attached to the catheter body, a generally circular main region distal the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090259120 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and image generating method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a first navigator data processor that generates a first phase profile based on first navigator data acquired by executing a first navigator sequence, generates a position profile indicative of a relationship between a plurality of region positions and time at which the first navigator... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090259121 - System and method for cardiovascular exercise stress mri: A system and method for cardiovascular exercise stress magnetic resonance using a MRI-compatible treadmill and real-time imaging. The treadmill comprises non-ferromagnetic components so that it may be used in proximity to a MRI scanner. The treadmill is positioned adjacent to the MRI scan table. A treadmill control system is used... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090259122 - Device and method for mri-guided breast interventions: A method and apparatus for radially compressing bodily tissue and performing medical procedures from a selected one of a plurality of circumferential positions and angles, a selected one of a plurality of different elevations and elevational angles. Some embodiments include a tissue-compression fixture having members that are configured to be... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.
20090259123 - Method and device for 3d acquisition, 3d visualization and computer guided surgery using nuclear probes: A device for 3D acquisition, 3D visualization and computer guided surgery with a tracking system, which can be for example an external optical tracking system (4), a tracked nuclear probe (1) having a nuclear probe (11) and a tip of nuclear probe (14), which measures a radioactivity, is achieved... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090259124 - Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter: Methods of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) relative to the superior vena cava, sino-atrial node, right atrium, and/or right ventricle using electrocardiogram data. The CVC includes at least one electrode. In particular embodiments, the CVC includes two or three pairs of electrodes. Further, depending upon the... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles
20090259125 - Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents and method of using the same: A temporary bioabsorbable-radiopaque marker for use on an implantable endoprosthesis. The bioabsorbable-radiopaque marker is adapted to be disposed on or adjacent an implantable endoprosthesis in a body lumen for a predetermined amount of time until the bioabsorbable and radiopaque materials are absorbed or dispersed in the body.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090259126 - Methods and devices for delivering injections: Device and method are provided for diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries to the spine by injecting drugs into the diseased or injured area. The device and method of the subject invention provide improvements to patient and operator safety, along with ease-of-use and convenience improvements over conventional techniques.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090259127 - Disposable high frequency multi-focus silicone self-contained water bath offset: A multiple focal length transducer comprising a first end allowing cooperable attachment to an ultrasound bio-microscope. A second end allowing contact with a water bath. An adjustable connecting portion allowing multiple focal lengths. The adjustable connecting portion may be allowed to flex similar to an accordion. The multiple focal length... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090259128 - Moveable ultrasound elements for use in medical diagnostic equipment: In accordance with the present invention, an ultrasound device is provided for diagnosing pathologies in a tissue of interest. The ultrasound device includes a platform member and an array of at least two ultrasonic elements coupled to the platform member. Each of the at least two elements includes a body... Agent: Indiano Vaughan LLP
20090259129 - Resonance ultrasonic transducer: The present invention provides a resonance ultrasonic transducer. The resonance ultrasonic transducer comprises an ultrasound source for transmitting ultrasound, and a reflecting unit disposed opposite to the ultrasound source. The ultrasound source and the reflecting unit Constitute a resonance cavity. The reflecting unit can also act as an ultrasound source.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090259130 - Optical tomography measurement using an adapted brim for the receiving volume: The invention relates to a device for imaging an interior of a turbid medium comprising: a) a receiving volume for receiving at least a part of the turbid medium, with the receiving volume being bound by a boundary having an opening bound by a brim, b) a light source for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090259131 - Apparatus and method of evaluating vascular endothelial function: An apparatus for evaluating a vascular endothelial function includes: a cuff, to be wound around a part of a body of a subject; a cuff pressure controller, configured to control a pressure of the cuff, and configured to apply continuous pressure stimulation; a cuff pressure detector, configured to detect the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090259132 - Apparatus and method for determination of stroke volume using the brachial artery: Provided herein are methods and apparatus for stroke volume determination by bioimpedance from a patient's upper arm, or brachium, or a patient's thorax, utilizing pulsations of the arteries contained therein. The apparatus includes two or more spaced apart alternating current flow electrodes positioned on the patient's arm or thorax and... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20090259133 - Fetal ecg monitoring: A method for fetal monitoring includes acquiring electrical signals from a set of electrodes, for example, a set of surface electrodes applied to a maternal abdominal region. The electrical signals are analyzed, including by performing a morphological analysis of fetal electrocardiogram signals. A clinical indicator is then determined from a... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090259134 - Symptom recording patient interface system for a portable heart monitor: A patient interface device contemporaneously records patient symptoms with an automated recording of heart rhythm data from a portable heart monitor. The patient interface device includes the portable heart monitor and a computer with a user input means to enter symptoms and store them in computer memory. Code means operable... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr
20090259135 - Apparatus and method for creating multiple polarity indicating outputs from two polarized piezoelectric film sensors: An apparatus or method can be configured to receive first information indicative of respiratory effort of a subject from a first piezoelectric film sensor and second information indicative of respiratory effort of the subject from a second piezoelectric film sensor, and to process the received first and second information to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090259136 - Method and system for analyzing and presenting an electroencephalogram (eeg): A system and method determines from EEG signals the lack of awareness and the depth of anesthesia of a patient to whom an anesthetic agent is being administered. In particular, a log-log representation of the EEG power spectrum is converted to two intersecting lines so that the intersection point and... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc
20090259138 - Automatic bio-signal supervising system for medical care: The present invention discloses an automatic bio-signal supervising system for medical care. The automatic bio-signal supervising system utilizes a head-mounted bio-signal acquisition device, wore upon the user's head, to acquire the bio-signals, convert them into the digital bio-signals, and transmit the digital bio-signals to a signal analysis processor to perform... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090259137 - Determination of biosensor contact quality: A method of assisting a user in bringing a plurality of EEG electrodes into proper contact with the user's scalp includes receiving a signals from EEG electrodes, determining a state of contact with the user's scalp, and displaying a representation of the user's scalp and an indicator of the state... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090259139 - Thermomastographic apparatus for differentiation diagnostics for detecting breast pathology in women and use of the thermomastographic apparatus for differentiation diagnostics: A thermomastographic apparatus for differentiation diagnostics for detecting breast pathology in women contains thermosensitive liquid crystals deposited on a flexible, transparent base plate of organic polymer as a foil, comprising simultaneously a carrier and a screen. The apparatus comprises two thermographic matrices, each comprising two test plates for simultaneous examination... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC
20090259140 - Apparatus and methods for acoustically or mechanically stimulating a cochlea and intracochlear recording of mechanically or acoustically evoked auditory potentials in the cochlea: An apparatus for acoustic or mechanical stimulation of a cochlea and measurement of acoustically or mechanically evoked electrophysiologic responses from the cochlea is provided. In one example, the apparatus includes an acoustic stimulator for generating an acoustic signal and an electrophysiologic response measuring device positioned proximal the cochlea or within... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090259141 - Steerable tool guide for use with flexible endoscopic medical devices: An articulatable, steerable tool guide includes a maneuverable head subassembly, a flexible or rigid insertion tube subassembly, and a handle subassembly. The tool guide defines at least one inner lumen extending through the length of the tool guide, with each such lumen being adapted to receive a flexible endoscopic medical... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090259142 - Fecal sampling device and method: A fecal sample collecting device and method. The device of an embodiment includes a removable first layer, having primary and secondary apertures and a second layer having a releaseable adhesive on an inner surface that secures the first and second layers, a flap aligned with the primary aperture, and an... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20090259143 - Insertion of a medical needle: A device (10) for at least partially inserting a needle (16) into the body of a patient is disclosed. The device (10) comprises a connector adapted for attachment to a needle (16), and a guard member (18) having a guide surface adapted to rest against a surface of the skin.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090259145 - Capillary action collection device and container assembly: A container assembly is disclosed including an outer container, a hollow inner member, and a closure. The outer container has a closed bottom, an open top, and a sidewall extending therebetween. The hollow inner member is disposed within the outer container and has an inner surface defining at least one... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090259144 - Sampling device and method usable in an analysis automated device: The device includes a body (14), a needle (10), a sealing element (11) and means (121, 122) for feeding and removing a liquid. The needle (10) has at least one groove (101) located between the sealing element (11) and the sampling end (103) of the needle (10). The sampling end... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090259147 - Automatic biological analyte testing meter with integrated lancing device and methods of use: The invention is directed to an integrated device for sampling and testing an analyte. The device generally comprises a housing, a lancing device for sampling an analyte, a test strip for substantially capturing at least a portion of the analyte, and a display unit for displaying a result corresponding to... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20090259146 - Method and apparatus for analyte detecting device: An integrated analyte measurement system includes a housing and a disposable configured to be positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. A penetrating member driver is configured to be coupled to each of a penetrating member. A plurality of analyte sensors are positioned... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090259148 - Health management device: The invention relates to a health management system comprising a body or limb movement detecting means for detecting the movements and position of a users body or limb(s) in 3D space, a movement analyzing means for analyzing the data of the measurement carried out by the body or limb movement... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20090253950 - Radioactive member and method of making: A radioactive member for use in brachytherapy comprising a molded elongate, bioabsorbable carrier material with spaced radioactive sources disposed therein, and methods for the manufacture thereof. The radioactive members may be used in the treatment of, for example, prostate cancer.... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.
20090253951 - Bone conducting floating mass transducers: A floating mass transducer for assisting hearing in a person is provided. Inertial vibration in the floating mass transducer (100) produces vibrations in the inner ear. In an exemplary embodiment, the floating mass transducer comprises a magnet assembly (12) and a coil (14) secured inside a housing (10) which is... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20090253952 - Methods and compositions for improved fertilization and embryonic survival: Single nucleotide polymorphic sites at positions 3117, 12195, 13244, 13319, and 13516 of the bovine STAT5 gene are associated with improved fertilization rate and/or improved embryo survival rate. Also disclosed are nucleic acid molecules, kits, methods of genotyping and marker assisted bovine breeding methods.... Agent: Kening Li Pinsent Masons LLP
20090253953 - Implantable fluid devices: An implantable fluid device comprises a flexible fluid chamber capable of being in an inflated state and a deflated state. The chamber has a first end, a second end, and a central longitudinal axis from the first end to the second end. The chamber also has, in cross section when... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents
20090253954 - Capsule medical system and method for treating desired region inside subject: A capsule medical system includes a capsule medical apparatus, a selecting unit, and a control unit. The capsule medical apparatus is introduced inside a subject and includes an imaging unit for taking an in-vivo image of the subject, a treating unit for treating a living tissue in the subject, and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253956 - Capsule endoscope and intra-stomach observing method: A capsule endoscope includes a capsule casing which contains therein contents including an imaging unit and is inserted into an inside of a subject body; and a hollow volume changing unit which is connected to the capsule casing in an air-tight state, and changes a connection position with the capsule... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253955 - Electronic endoscope: The present invention provides an electronic endoscope which enables the image pickup apparatus of the electronic endoscope to be easily replaced with image pickup apparatuses of different specifications. The electronic endoscope according to the present invention is configured by including a distal end member which is provided at a distal... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253957 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus of the present invention includes a scope portion having a rigid portion in which, at least an image pickup module is disposed, a circulation passage which is at an interior of the scope portion, and which is extended rearward from the rigid portion, such that a cooling... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253958 - Endoscope, connection method of bending section and flexible section in endoscope, production method of endoscope provided for this connection method, endoscope overtube, connection method of bending section and flexible section in endoscope overtube a: An endoscope includes a bending section formed to be bendable by aligning a plurality of substantially cylindrical node rings and coupling the adjoining node rings to each other to allow them to swivel, a flexible section directly coupled to the bending section by fitting a distal end thereof into a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090253959 - Medical manipulator system: A medical manipulator system of the present invention includes: a medical instrument having a shape insertable into an elongated tube passage and in which one or a plurality of flexion portions are provided; a flexing actuator for supplying a driving force to flex the flexion portion; an actuator control section... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253960 - Antenna unit and receiving apparatus for capsule medical apparatus: An antenna unit includes a receiving antenna which receives in-vivo information of a subject transmitted from a capsule medical apparatus, a wireless-signal generator which receives the in-vivo information of the subject received by the receiving antenna and generates a wireless signal including the received in-vivo information, a power supply unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253961 - Endoscopic system with torque transmitting sheath: An endoscopic system includes a sheath having a flexible sheath body. A tip is attached to a distal end of the sheath body. A handle is attached to the proximal end of the sheath body. A steerable section may be provided in the sheath adjacent to the tip. Steering controls... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090253962 - Protection for endoscope, and corresponding endoscope: This protection for an endoscope includes a sheath with a rigid cylindrical tubular part (8), and an associated flexible sleeve. The rigid cylindrical tubular part (8) is made of a material permitting transport of light. The rigid cylindrical tubular part (8) is treated in such a way as to guide... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090253963 - Bending portion of medical insertion apparatus, and manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus thereof: A manufacturing method for a bending portion of a medical insertion apparatus includes, preparing a bending tube including cylindrical bending parts coaxially connected to each other and rotatable with respect to each other, preparing a braid tube including liner members made of a thermoplastic resin and forming a netlike shape,... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C. 16th Floor
20090253964 - Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath: An endoscope includes, an insertion section, a distal end section body has an observation window, a liquid feed path, a gas feed path, and a nozzle cleans the window by jetting toward the window a mixture fluid in which the liquid supplied from the liquid feed path and the gas... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090253965 - Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath: An endoscope includes, an insertion section, a distal end section body has an observation window, a liquid feed path which is formed to supply a liquid to the distal end section body side, a gas feed path which is formed to supply a gas to the distal end section body... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090253966 - Distal end portion of endoscope: An air-supplying/water-supplying nozzle for delivering fluid to a second imaging unit for observing a body to be examined which is provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion to be inserted into a body to be examined in a projecting manner is provided on a non-projecting face of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090253967 - Portable imaging system employing a miniature endoscope: A cart or man-portable system and method for performing endoscopic procedures is provided. A portable display device, such as a laptop computer, is coupled to a handle comprising a miniature camera and fiber optic illumination subsystem. A sterile disposable portion is fitted over the illumination subsystem and inserted into a... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20090253968 - Medical measuring device: The invention relates to a measuring device (1) for the non-invasive measurement of physiological parameters. The measuring device (1) is suited to detect and localize by way of self diagnosis diseases such as, for example, inflammations, tumors or arteriosclerosis. The invention proposes a measuring device (1) with at least one... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090253969 - Remote pressure-release system: A remote pressure-release system includes a health-care massage chair, a medical device, and a remote server. The medical device is disposed on the health-care massage chair, and measures physiological conditions of a user sitting on the health-care massage chair, so as to generate a physiological data and output the physiological... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090253970 - System for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen: A system for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen over time, comprising at least a first memory for storing data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in a patient's present insulin dosage regimen, and data inputs corresponding at least to the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20090253971 - Adjusting parameters used in pulse oximetry analysis: Adjusting a pulse qualification criterion includes receiving a signal representing a plurality of pulses, where the signal is generated in response to detecting light scattered from blood perfused tissue. A characteristic is determined. A pulse qualification criterion used for qualifying a pulse is adjusted in accordance with the characteristic. The... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20090253972 - System for combined transcutaneous blood gas monitoring and negative pressure wound treatment: A system for administering negative pressure therapy to a wound includes a screen adapted to be positioned at the wound. A reduced pressure source is in fluid communication with the screen, and a blood gas transducer is exposed to a reduced pressure provided by the reduced pressure source. The reduced... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090253973 - Apparatus for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen: An apparatus for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen over time, comprising: at least a first computer-readable memory for storing data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in a patient's present insulin dosage regimen and the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a plurality of times; a processor... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20090253975 - Ecg monitoring electrode: A self-prepping ECG electrode assembly is provided. The electrode assembly includes an electrode element, an electrode stud, an abrasive member, an electrolyte gel, a cover member and a securing member. The electrode element and electrode stud are adapted to be rotatable within the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly may be... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090253974 - Use of tools, mapping systems, catheters, electrodes or any devices targeting any autonomic nerve(s) structure(s) in the human heart for the diagnostic, treatment and/or prevention of the recurrence of cardiac arrhythmias.: Treatment of atrial fibrillation, targeting the triggering autonomic nerve structures have been shown high efficacy for converting to a sinus rhythm state. However, the efficacy is limited to a short time (<3 months) with a high degree of recurrence of atrial arrhythmias. The recurrence rate was directly correlated to the... Agent: Marc M. Rahme
20090253976 - Intracardiac tracking system: In general, in one aspect, a method is disclosed for determining information about a position of an object. The method includes: (i) causing current to flow between each of three or more sets of current-injecting electrodes on a first catheter inserted into an organ in a patient's body, the organ... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090253977 - Intracranial neural interface system: In some preferred embodiments, without limitation, the present invention comprises an implantable, intracranial neural interface node which is an integrated and minimally invasive platform system and supports cross-modal neural interfaces to the cerebrum and other associated structures in the central nervous system. The neural interfaces comprise electrical and chemical interfaces... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090253978 - Graphical user interfaces (gui), methods and apparatus for data presentation: A graphical user interface (GUI) including: (a) a group definition module adapted to accept a user input defining groups; (b) a data receiver operable to receive a plurality of individual measurement input datum indicative of status of a substrate; (c) a grouping module configured to assign each of said individual... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090253979 - System and method for cyclic motion encoding for enhanced visualization of slip interfaces with mri: A system and method for producing an image of a functional tissue slip interface using MRI. The method includes applying an external stimulus to a subject to impart relative shearing motion at a tissue interface. NMR signals are then acquired from a ROI including the slip interface using a motion... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090253980 - Method and apparatus for determining the effectiveness of an image transformation process: A method for determining the effectiveness of an image transformation process includes acquiring a four-dimensional (4D) image data set, sorting the 4D image data set into separate field-of-view bins using a temporal gating system generating a plurality of deformation vectors using the sorted 4D image data set, and using the... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20090253981 - Skin marking tool for radiological imaging material: A marking tool for use in the context of radiological and other medical imaging is disclosed. The product is a marking tool for distributing an imaging material onto a patient's skin to mark that part of the patient's body for imaging. The imaging technician then knows the area of medical... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.
20090253982 - Assessing subject's reactivity to psychological stress using fmri: This invention relates to the use of a quantitative functional MRI (fMRI)—arterial spin-labeling perfusion MRI or absolute T2 mapping MRI or a combination thereof in the non-invasive neuroimaging of a subject's brain in response to stress-inducing psychological stimuli, which can be utilized to predict individual stress reactivity as well as... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090253983 - Image based measurement of contrast agents: Provided is a method, including accessing or acquiring a phase image including a contrast agent enhanced region and determining a quantity of a contrast agent based on the phase image. Further provided is a computer program for determining the quantity of a substance in a region. The program is constructed... Agent: General Electric Company (pcpi) C/o Fletcher Yoder
20090253984 - Medical imaging method and medical imaging system: In a medical imaging method of taking a tomographic image of a sample into which a contrast medium is injected by the use of a medical imaging system, a monitoring operation is performed on the sample into which the contrast medium is injected and then an imaging scan for reconstructing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090253985 - Apparatus and method for lorentz-active sheath display and control of surgical tools: The Lorentz-Active Sheath (LAS) serves as a conduit for other medical devices such as catheters, balloons, biopsy needles, etc. The sheath is inserted through a vein or other body orifice and is guided into the area of the patient where the operation is to be performed. The position and orientation... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090253986 - Detection of immobilized contrast agent in medical imaging applications based on flow dynamics analysis: A system for facilitating the detection of an immobilized contrast agent in medical imaging applications is proposed. The system includes means for providing a sequence of a total number of input images obtained at corresponding acquisition instants by imaging a body-part of a patient subjected to an administration of a... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20090253987 - Formation of an elastic image in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for forming elastic images in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a Tx/Rx unit repeatedly transmits/receives an ultrasound beam along scan lines in a target object to output receive signals. An image processing unit forms a plurality of consecutive ultrasound images based on the receive signals and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090253988 - Method and system for noninvasive mastopexy: Methods and systems for noninvasive mastopexy through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for providing ultrasound treatment to a deep tissue region, such as a region comprising muscular fascia and ligaments. In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090253989 - System and method for intravascular structural analysis compensation of chemical analysis modality: A multimodal intravascular analysis uses a structural intravascular analysis modality to compensate for a chemical analysis modality. Examples of structural analysis are IVUS, OCT, including optical coherence domain Reflectometry (OCDR) and optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), and/or sonar range finding. Examples of chemical or functional analysis are optical, NIR, Raman,... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090253990 - Optical diagnosis of hemophilic joint effusion: Non-invasive systems and methods to distinguish between blood and synovial fluid in patients are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a patient interface system that can be placed over a swollen joint. A region of the swollen joint is illuminated with radiation. The scattered or transmitted radiation from the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090253991 - Method and system for characterization and mapping of tissue lesions: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for the in vivo, non-invasive, early detection of alterations and mapping of the grade of these alterations, causing in the biochemical and/or in the functional characteristics of the epithelial tissues during the development of tissue atypias, dysplasias, neoplasias and cancers. The... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090253992 - System for determination of an effective training heart rate zone and use of such a system: System for effective training heart rate zone determination, the system comprising: -a training module adapted to determine target training heart rate zone based on at least one stored parameter; -at least one sensor for measuring core temperature of a user's body during training; -at least one sensor for measuring a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090253993 - Implantable sensor lead: In an implantable sensor lead for sensing mechanical cardiac activity of a heart, as well as a sensing method and a cardiac stimulator embodying such a sensor lead, multiple cardiac activity sensing elements are distributed along a portion of a length of the lead body of the implantable lead. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090253995 - Clinical monitoring in open respiratory airways: A novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for determining respiratory volume flow rate of a subject and associated parameters such as tidal volume, minute volume, and respiratory rate. The method for determining respiratory volume flow rate of a subject can include selecting an airway cavity of the subject, measuring... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.
20090253994 - Self-actuated cylinder and oscillation spirometer: A self-actuated cylinder comprising a cylinder housing comprising electro-magnetic force generating means to generate electro-magnetic forces, and a piston within the cylinder housing, wherein the electro-magnetic forces act directly on the piston to displace the piston within the cylinder housing. The self-actuated cylinder can be used as an oscillation spirometer... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090253996 - Integrated sensor headset: A device is described that integrates sensors into a housing which can be placed on a human head for measurement of physiological data. The device includes at least one sensor and a reference electrode connected to the housing. A processor coupled to the sensor and the reference electrode receives signals... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090253999 - Capsule medical apparatus and medical system: A capsule medical apparatus includes a tissue obtaining unit that obtains a tissue from a body site of a subject; a detecting unit that detects a state of the tissue obtaining unit that varies depending on whether the tissue obtaining unit succeeds in obtaining a tissue; an output unit that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090253997 - Skin biopsy with automated lesion stabilization and resection: An automated skin biopsy apparatus for taking a biopsy of a lesion on skin. The apparatus may include a lesion stabilizer configure to controllably stabilize the lesion while on the skin, a lesion resector configured to controllably resect the lesion from the skin, a user-operated control, and a controller. The... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090253998 - Skin biopsy with suturing prior to resection: An automated skin biopsy apparatus for taking a biopsy of a lesion on skin may include a suture applicator configured to controllably suture skin surrounding the lesion before the lesion is resected from the skin, a lesion resector configured to controllably resect the lesion from the skin, a user-operated control,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP 38th Floor
20090254000 - Micromachined composite guidewire structure with anisotropic bending properties: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion may include a distal end and a flattened region. The flattened region may be disposed proximally of the distal... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090254001 - Variable stiffness guidewire systems: A variable-stiffness guidewire system which comprises an elongated flexible guidewire. The guidewire has a body and a guidewire head coupled to the body. The guidewire head is slidably moveable with respect to a guidewire collar of the body to adjust a stiffness of the guidewire. A tool is utilized with... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090254002 - Kinematic registrative method for tka image free navigation: v
20090254003 - Method and apparatus for body impact protection: The invention is an active protective garment such as pair of shorts or pants, a jacket, a vest, underwear, and the like. The garments comprise multiple layers of material that constrain pockets or regions that are inflatable by a source of compressed gas or foam. The garments also comprise sensors... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20090254004 - System and method for measuring and reporting changes in walking speed: A system and method for identifying a change in walking speed of a person is provided. The system comprises a plurality of sensors disposed in various rooms of a structure. The sensors are operable to provide a signal representative of motion and/or the location of the person within the structure.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20090247807 - Radiotherapy device and method: A radioactive implant for brachytherapy includes a composite radioactive source having at least two different types of radionuclides.... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc
20090247808 - 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
20090247809 - External counter pulsation treatment: A method for treating patients suffering from left ventricular dysfunction is disclosed. The method involves applying, during diastole, for a time period of about one hour, at least five days each week for at least about six weeks, an incrementally increasing external therapeutic pressure sequentially to the patients' lower extremities... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20090247813 - Bone conduction hearing device having acoustic feedback reduction system: A bone anchored hearing device, comprises: a housing, a sound input element positioned in the housing configured to receive sound signals, and a transducer positioned in the housing configured to generate vibrations representative of the sound signals received by the sound input device.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090247814 - Bone conduction hearing device having acoustic feedback reduction system: A bone anchored hearing device, comprises: a housing, a sound input element positioned in the housing configured to receive sound signals, and a transducer positioned in the housing configured to generate vibrations representative of the sound signals received by the sound input device.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090247810 - Customizable mass arrangements for bone conduction devices: A bone conduction device, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing said acoustic sound signal; and a transducer configured to generate motion of a mass component based on said electrical signal so as to generate one... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090247812 - Dual percutaneous anchors bone conduction device: A bone conduction device for enhancing the hearing of a recipient, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing the acoustic sound signal; a transducer configured to generate mechanical forces representing the electrical signal for deliver to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090247811 - Mechanically amplified piezoelectric transducer: A piezoelectric transducer having a component therein for amplifying the deformation of the piezoelectric element so as to increase the available transducer stroke. This amplification of the piezoelectric element may be provided by a mechanical amplifier coupled to the piezoelectric element. The mechanical amplifier is configured to exert a preloading... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090247815 - Adjustable applicator for urinary incontinence devices: An applicator for urinary incontinence devices has an insertion barrel, a deployment plunger, and an adjustable insertion depth indicator. The applicators are useful to correct for a consumer's body mass index to ensure that urinary incontinence devices are placed in the appropriate position to be effective.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090247816 - Implantable sling for the treatment of incontinence and method of using the same: An implantable sling for the treatment of male or female incontinence and method of implementing the same. The sling comprises a urethral support portion and at least one anchoring portion extending therefrom. The anchoring portion is operatively positioned through the obturator foramen and about at least one ramus portion of... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents
20090247817 - Method for controlling flow of urine in a patient's urethra, ureter, renal pelvis or bladder: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of urine in the urinary passageway of a patient's urethra, ureter, renal pelvis or bladder. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the urinary tissue wall) at least one portion of the urinary tissue wall... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20090247818 - Method for treating female sexual dysfunction: There is provided a method for treating sexual dysfunction of a female patient comprising stimulating at least one portion of the patient's female erectile tissue to at least restrict the blood flow leaving the erectile tissue to obtain engorgement with blood of the female erectile tissue. To improve the erection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20090247819 - System and method for positioning a laparoscopic device: A laparoscopic instrument holder for positioning a laparoscopic device includes a central portion having a first member operatively associated with a second member, the members selectively movable with respect to one another along a central axis, with the central portion having a proximal end defined by the first member and... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090247821 - Endoscope with rotationally deployed arms: A medical device such as an endoscope, a laparoscope, or other device including an entry guide uses outriggers or arms that are mounted on the distal end of the entry guide and rotationally deployed to provide separation of instruments when the entry guide reaches a work site. Deployment can be... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc
20090247820 - Treatment instrument for endoscopic use: In a treatment instrument for endoscopic use including a cylindrical flexible sheath, at least a multithread coil is used to the sheath in full length.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc
20090247822 - Endoscope treatment instrument: An endoscope treatment instrument provided with a flexible transmitting member, a treatment portion that is attached to the distal end of the transmitting member, and an actuator which is attached to the proximal end of the transmitting member and is for operating the treatment portion, this endoscope treatment instrument being... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc
20090247823 - Instrument for endoscopic treatment: A treatment instrument for an endoscope is provided that is suitable for cutting submucosa in endoscopic submucosal dissection. The treatment instrument for an endoscope includes a treatment portion having a cutting unit at a tip of an insertion portion that is to be inserted into the body. The main unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090247824 - Wireless image acquisition system: A wireless image acquisition system includes an image acquisition apparatus configured to transmit acquired image information by radio waves, and an image receiving unit configured to receive and display the image information transmitted from the image acquisition apparatus. A display unit of the image receiving unit displays wireless communication setting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090247825 - Endoscopic image pickup device: An endoscopic image pickup device includes a sheath functioning as insertion section which is inserted in a body cavity, a camera head body which is coupled to a proximal end portion of the sheath in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the sheath, is rotatable about the axis of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090247826 - Tube for endoscope: There is provided a tube for an endoscope, including a tubular member forming a conduit line, a net layer which covers an outside of the tubular member and is formed of a hard linear member, and a covering layer which covers an outside of the net layer, wherein the covering... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.c.
20090247828 - Endoscope configured to be carried with hand: An endoscope configured to be carried with a hand includes an insertion portion extending in a longitudinally axial direction, and an operation portion coaxially connected to a proximal end portion of the insertion portion and extending in the longitudinally axial direction, the operation portion includes an axially directional grasp portion... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090247827 - Endoscope gripping device: A device and method for facilitating the insertion, manipulation and removal of an endoscopic medical device within a body cavity is disclosed. The device may comprise a body portion and a lining. The body portion may be configured to wrap around the outer surface of the insertion tube. The body... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090247829 - Electric bending endoscope: An electric bending endoscope includes an elongate insertion portion provided with a bending portion, a drive unit, and an operation unit, wherein the drive unit and the operation unit respectively include a drive unit side electric contact portion and an operation unit side electric contact portion configured to be coupled... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090247830 - Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath: An endoscope including, an insertion section, a distal end section body which constitutes a distal end section of the insertion section and has at least an observation window, a first flow path which is formed to supply a liquid to the distal end section body side and communicates with a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090247831 - Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath: An endoscope includes, an insertion section, a distal end section body which constitutes a distal end section of the insertion section and has at least an observation window, a liquid feed path which is formed to supply a liquid to the distal end section body side and communicates with a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090247832 - Heater for surgical viewing instruments: A system and associated method is used for warming an endoscope, laparoscope, or other such instrument to minimize fogging. A flexible pad has a length, a width and a periphery for wrapping around the instrument and a plurality of separate chambers defined through partitions. Each of the separate chambers includes... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.c.
20090247833 - Adapter for removably coupling a camera to a laryngoscope and laryngoscope and system using same: An adapter for removably coupling a camera to a laryngoscope and a laryngoscope and system using same is disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes an adapter for removably coupling a camera to a laryngoscope, the laryngoscope having a laryngoscope blade with a first end and... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090247834 - Quality of life management program: The present invention is directed to a method for improving the quality of life of a patient. The method involves assessing the patient's quality of life by evaluating parameters relating to the patient's health, and assigning a score in relation to the evaluated parameters. In one version, the patient's score... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090247836 - Medical system and method for serving users with a chronic disease or health state: A system and method collects medical data from a patient and transmits the data to a backend system. The data is analyzed and a feedback message is generated and transmitted to at least the patient.... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.a.
20090247835 - Method and a device for adapting eeg measurement signals: A method and an apparatus (108) for adapting a received EEG measurement signal to the characteristic range of an ECG measurement signal according to a number of predetermined factors. The suggested solution enables utilization of an ordinary ECG measuring instrument (110) and related infrastructure also in EEG measurements.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090247837 - System and method for diagnosing sleep apnea: Various embodiments may provide methods and systems capable of evaluating physiological parameter data. The methods and systems may include monitoring a patient to produce a signal comprising a sequence of numerical values for blood oxygen saturation over a time period. The signal may be analyzed to identify two or more... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247838 - Analyte testing device: The present invention is a testing device for testing analyte levels in bodily fluids. The testing device comprises memory (202) for storing data, said data being analyte data related to analyte measurements carried out by the meter and lifestyle data; initiation means (102) for initiating immediate entry of data related... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090247841 - Lancet with capillary channel: The invention relates to a lancet having a lancet body with a lancet tip for creating a puncture wound and a capillary channel to convey body fluids out of the puncture wound in a direction of conveyance. The capillary channel is formed by a slot which runs through the entire... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP
20090247840 - Method and apparatus for coupling a sample probe with a sample site: The invention comprises method and apparatus for fluid delivery between a sample probe and a sample. The fluid delivery system includes: a fluid reservoir, a delivery channel, a manifold or plenum, a channel or moat, a groove, and/or a dendritic pathway to deliver a thin and distributed layer of a... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090247839 - Probe device: In a probe device including a light irradiating portion irradiating a light to a surface of a living body, and a light detecting portion detecting the light passing through an inner portion of the living body so as to emit from the surface of the living body, the probe device... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.c.
20090247842 - Interferometric measuring instrument for taking optical measurements on skin structures: An interferometric measuring instrument for taking optical measurements on skin structures, having a beam splitter for splitting an input beam, emitted by a light source, into an object beam and a reference beam; having an object branch via which the object beam is directed to the skin, and the object... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090247843 - Method and system for non-invasive blood glucose detection utilizing spectral data of one or more components other than glucose: A method and system for detecting glucose in a biological sample is disclosed. This includes illuminating a biological sample with a light source, collecting transmitted, transflected or reflected light from the sample with a detector, generating spectral data of one or more components in the sample other than glucose in... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP
20090247844 - Detecting chemical components from spectroscopic observations: Embodiments disclosed herein may include methods and systems capable of estimating the underlying concentrations of chromophores in a sample. The photon scattering and absorption model may be based on Laplace and stable distributions, which may reveal that measurements in diffuse reflectance may follow a Beer-Lambert and Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts (KWW) product. This... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247845 - System and method for estimating blood analyte concentration: There is provided a system and method for estimating blood analyte concentration using a non-invasive medical device. The method includes detecting light from a plurality of light sources and generating signals representative of observed absorption of the light from the plurality of light sources. Blood analyte concentrations are then estimated... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247850 - Manually powered oximeter: Embodiments disclosed herein may include a medical device and a method for powering a medical device are disclosed. The medical device may be able to operate independent of a plug-in and a wall socket as a power source by way of a manual power source. Additionally, shock resistant components are... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247849 - Pulse oximeter with adaptive power conservation: Embodiments disclosed herein may include systems and methods for reducing power consumption of a pulse oximeter. The disclosure describes method for measuring oxygen saturation of a patient's blood with a pulse oximeter that switches between a high power mode of operation and one or more low power modes of operation... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247846 - Pulse oximeter with reduced cross talk effects: A method of reducing the effect of cross talk in a pulse oximeter is disclosed herein. The method includes: setting an initial pulse width and pulse rate for an LED drive signal and measuring a cross talk generated within the pulse oximeter. Based on the measured cross talk, the pulse... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090247848 - Reducing nuisance alarms: Embodiments disclosed herein may describe systems and methods for reducing nuisance alarms using probability and/or accuracy of a measured physiological parameter, such as the pulse rate or SpO2 measurement generated by a pulse oximeter. Embodiments may include methods for adjusting a predetermined alarm threshold based on the probability distribution of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247847 - Systems and methods for tomographic image reconstruction: Optical tomography systems that provide light of multiple distinct wavelengths from a plurality of sources are described. The systems direct light into mammalian tissue, and light from the mammalian tissue is collected at a plurality of reception points. Collected light from each reception point is separated according to its wavelength,... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090247851 - Graphical user interface for monitor alarm management: The present disclosure provides a system and method for facilitating user input of alarm settings for a patient monitor. In various embodiments, a pulse oximetry monitor may include a graphical user interface (GUI) which is capable of displaying a graph of blood oxygen saturation percentage over time. The system may... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247852 - System and method for facilitating sensor and monitor communication: Embodiments disclosed herein may include an adapter which is capable of converting signals from an oximeter sensor such that the signals are readable by an oximeter monitor. In an embodiment, the adapter is capable of converting signals relating to calibration information from the oximeter sensor. The calibration information may relate... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247853 - Non-invasive total hemoglobin measurement by spectral optical coherence tomography: Spectral Optical Coherence Tomography (“SOCT”) utilizes Optical Coherence Tomography (“OCT”) to depth-target two or more optical measurements within a blood vessel. OCT achieves depth resolution by the use of optical interferometry. As the path length of the reference arm of the interferometer is varied, the penetration depth at which maximum... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247854 - Retractable sensor cable for a pulse oximeter: Provided is a method and apparatus for storing of a sensor cable used with a medical device. The medical device may include a retraction device that is activated by depressing a lever. Once the lever is depressed, the sensor cable may automatically wind itself around a spool inside of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247855 - Polymer membranes for continuous analyte sensors: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20090247856 - Polymer membranes for continuous analyte sensors: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20090247857 - Analyte sensor calibration management: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include positioning an analyte sensor in fluid contact with an analyte, detecting an attenuation in a signal from an analyte sensor after positioning during a predetermined time period, categorizing the detected attenuation in the analyte sensor signal based,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20090247858 - \"bulls-eye\" surface electromyographic electrode assembly: A flexible, surface electromyographic electrode apparatus is provided for use on a surface of biological tissue to measure bio-electric signals thereof. The electrode apparatus includes a conductive signal electrode device having a signal contact adapted to directly contact the surface of the biological tissue, and a signal transmission portion electrically... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090247859 - Method and apparatus for mr-guided biopsy: The subject invention pertains to a method and apparatus for MR-guided biopsy. The subject invention can be applied to, for example, prostate biopsy. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention can provide a mechanical tool for stabilizing the patient in prone position and to guide a biopsy needle into defined... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090247860 - Spectral biomarker and algorithm for the identification and detection of neural stem and progenitor cells and their use in studying mammalian brains: The disclosure provides a biomarker and algorithm for identifying and detecting neural stem and progenitor cells and their use in studying mammalian brains. The disclosure further provides magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods and an image enhancing algorithm for the study of the proliferation of these cells and the associated neurogenesis in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090247861 - Calibration method for axially determinate medical instruments: e
20090247862 - Imaging of polarization scrambling tissue: The present invention provides for the detection and display of polarization scrambling tissue without resolving the polarization state of the backscattered imaging beam. In one embodiment, we illuminate the tissue using two different polarizations. A first polarization determines a first image of high intensity while the second polarization determines a... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec C/o Mofo
20090247863 - Tracking system and method: A tracking system is provided for tracking an objects. A first and a second trackable member each have an inertial sensor unit producing at least orientation-based data. A processing unit receives the orientation-based data from the trackable members. The processing unit has an orientation calculator calculating an orientation of the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20090247866 - Data communication and control for medical imaging systems: A method of coordinating an imaging procedure and an injection procedure, the method comprising the steps of providing an injector system having first and second pressurizing units for pressurizing a contrast medium and a diluent for injection into a patient; providing an imaging system for producing an image of an... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20090247865 - Drip chamber and fluid level sensing mechanism for a fluid delivery system: The fluid injector system includes a source of injection fluid, a pump device, a fluid control device operably associated with the pump device, and a fluid path set in fluid connection with the source of injection fluid and the pump device. The fluid path set includes a drip chamber including... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20090247864 - Method for determining and displaying perfusion parameters in tomography: A method is disclosed for determining and displaying perfusion parameters. In at least one embodiment, the method includes measuring an arterial contrast agent profile; measuring a contrast agent profile in a tissue of an organ; temporally synchronizing measured values of the arterial contrast agent profile and the contrast agent profile... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090247867 - Injector system for encoding and sensing of syringe information: A syringe for use with a powered injector to inject a fluid into a patient includes at least a first indicator positioned on the syringe at a predetermined axial position. The distance between a rearward surface of the first indicator and a predetermined position on the powered injector provides information... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20090247868 - Triple lumen catheter: A multi-lumen catheter comprising a longitudinally extending elongated body portion, with at least two septa extending longitudinally therethrough the entire body portion, defining a central lumen and two side lumens. The central lumen is of oblong shape in cross section, and is positioned between the side lumens. The septa that... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090247869 - Application of image-based dynamic ultrasound spectrography (idus) in detection and localization of breast micro-calcification: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for the detection and localization of breast micro-calcification through a precise method of ultrasound impacting and ultrasound frequency wave detection which will enable the system to detect not only if there is a micro-calcification in the breast, but... Agent: Rozsa Law Group Lc
20090247870 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an operating device for an operator to input an instruction, an image display device for displaying an ultrasonic image, and a processing device that generates the ultrasonic image based on a reception signal resulting from transmission of an ultrasonic wave for display on the display... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090247871 - Rapid two/three-dimensional sector strain imaging: An elastographic imaging system providing for axial, lateral and elevational strain measurements employs a series of one-dimensional axial measurements to deduce a coarse axial, lateral and/or elevational displacement that is used to guide one or more two or three-dimensional cross-correlations of smaller kernels providing improved image resolution.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20090247872 - System and method for generating a patient diagnosis: A system for generating a diagnosis is disclosed herein. The system includes a controller, an electrocardiograph connected to the controller, and an ultrasound device connected to the controller. The electrocardiograph is configured to generate a diagnostic electrocardiogram. The controller is configured to generate a diagnosis based on data from the... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20090247873 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: According to the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the present invention, even when the received signal indicating the ultrasonic echo from the artifact is weak such as when the artifact such as the puncture needle is positioned diagonally to the ultrasonic beam, the received signal can be subjected to the signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090247874 - User interface in an ultrasound system: Embodiments of a user interface in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system comprises a display unit for prompting a user to touch a desired one of hierarchically arranged soft buttons for triggering an execution of the function of the ultrasound system associated with the touched... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090247875 - Ultrasonic generator: An ultrasonic transducer (20) is enclosed by a cap (19). Inside of the cap (19) is filled with liquid paraffin (25). The liquid paraffin (25) has a maximum molecular weight M1 of 520 ≦M1≦1400, a peak top molecular weight M2 of 230≦M2≦380, and a kinematic viscosity S (mm2/s) of 4≦S≦12.5... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090247876 - Laparoscopic probe guidance system: A laparoscopic guidance system is described as attached to an ultrasound transducer or embedded therein for use in surgical procedures for guidance of biopsy and or therapeutic applications whereas a needle is desired to be precisely guided and placed during the procedure. In exemplary embodiments, the guidance system uses both... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090247877 - Adapter and ultrasonic diagnosis system: An ultrasonic diagnosis system includes an ultrasonic diagnosis device for diagnosis according to a signal from a first ultrasonic probe for extracorporeal use. A second ultrasonic probe detects an object for in-vivo diagnosis. An adapter inputs and/or outputs between the ultrasonic diagnosis device and the second ultrasonic probe. The adapter... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090247878 - Probe for insertion into a living body: A probe for insertion into a living body includes a sheath configured to be inserted into a living body, and a shaft positioned in the sheath. The shaft includes a tip portion configured to obtain diagnostic data at a distal portion thereof. The sheath includes a resin layer or a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090247879 - Extended ultrasound imaging probe for insertion into the body: An ultrasound imaging probe for real time 3D ultrasound imaging from the tip of the probe that can be inserted into the body. The ultrasound beam is electronically scanned within a 2D azimuth plane with a linear array, and scanning in the elevation direction at right angle to the azimuth... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090247880 - Ultrasonic diagnosis system and pump apparatus: An ultrasonic endoscope has an ultrasonic transducer for emitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, a balloon support, having the ultrasonic transducer, for supporting a balloon mounted thereon to cover the ultrasonic transducer hermetically and removably. In an ultrasonic diagnosis system, the ultrasonic endoscope includes an inflation button adapted to inflating the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090247881 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image capturing apparatus comprising a light emitting section that emits light to a subject; a light receiving section that receives light in a first wavelength region and light in a second wavelength region from the subject, the second wavelength region being different from the first wavelength region;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090247882 - Living body holding device: A concave accommodating section is formed inside a base body. The accommodating section has a shape substantially the same as the left half of a mouse. The mouse is put in the accommodating section in a lying posture with its left side down such that a surface wall of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090247883 - Biological-body-attached data communication device: A biological-body-attached data communication device has a communication unit communicating with an external device via a biological body as a medium, a data processing unit transmitting/receiving data with the external device via the communication unit, an attachment detection unit like a heartbeat sensor detecting whether or not the biological-body-attached data... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090247884 - Cerebral perfusion augmentation: Methods are provided for partial aortic occlusion for cerebral perfusion augmentation in patients suffering from global or focal cerebral ischemia. The descending aorta is accessed. A device is then located downstream from the takeoff of the brachiocephalic artery. The device is operated to at least partially obstruct blood flow in... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20090247885 - Pulse wave measuring apparatus and autonomic nervous analysis system having the same: A pulse wave measuring apparatus includes a sensor unit, a light emitting unit provided on the sensor unit and configured to emit light to a target region that is a body part of a subject, a light receiving unit provided on the sensor unit and configured to receive the light... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090247886 - Pulse wave measuring apparatus and method for measuring a pulse wave: A pulse wave measuring apparatus includes a pulse wave measuring unit measuring pulse wave; a first detection unit detecting first maximum and minimum values; a second detection unit detecting second maximum and minimum values; an update unit updating the first maximum and minimum values with the second maximum and minimum... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090247887 - Flow measurement in grafts: A system for conducting flow measurements in grafts is provided, comprising a graft that further includes a monitor placed within or on the graft, wherein the monitor measures flow. In exemplary embodiments, the monitor is an embedded monitor that is placed within or on a vascular bypass graft that is... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090247888 - Ecg signal power vector detection of ischemia or infarction: A method comprising sensing at least one cardiac signal representative of cardiac activity of a subject using an implantable medical device (IMD), calculating, from the cardiac signal, a first dominant vector corresponding to a direction and magnitude of maximum signal power of an ST-T first segment of a cardiac cycle... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090247889 - Determining a patient's posture from mechanical vibrations of the heart: A system for determining a patient's posture by monitoring heart sounds. The system comprises an implantable medical device that includes a sensor operable to produce an electrical signal representative of heart sounds, a sensor interface circuit coupled to the sensor to produce a heart sound signal, and a controller circuit... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090247891 - Nitric oxide measurements in patients using flowfeedback: The present invention provides a method for measuring FeNO in a subject, wherein the FeNO data derived from a subject patient is normalized to compensate for variations of FeNO with flow rate.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247890 - Solid state myocardial infarction detector: The disclosure, according to one embodiment, relates to a breath analyzer device for detecting concentration of a marker, such as pentane, in air exhaled by a patient. The device may include a detector having a solid state sensor able to detect pentane in a concentration of between 1 nmol/l to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc Attn: Ip Legal
20090247892 - Mouthpiece with ejection and alignment mechanisms: A mouthpiece with an eject mechanism is disclosed. The mouthpiece includes an eject mechanism adapted to conform to a testing device, such as a breath analysis device. The eject mechanism allows for hygienic removal of a used mouthpiece from the testing device. A guiding surface allows for alignment of the... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, Llc
20090247895 - Apparatus, method, and computer program for adjustment of electroencephalograms distinction method: An electroencephalogram interface (IF) system 1 includes an electroencephalogram IF section (13) for distinguishing a request of a user based on electroencephalograms, and identifies a function which is in accordance with the request. An electroencephalogram distinction method adjustment apparatus (2, 50) includes: an analysis section (14, 52) for detecting a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090247893 - Method and apparatus for measuring responsiveness of a subject: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for measuring the responsiveness of a subject. Physiological signal data is obtained from a subject through at least one electrode attached to the skin of the subject and a first measure is derived from the physiological signal data, the first measure being... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20090247894 - Systems and methods for neurological evaluation and treatment guidance: A system for acquiring and processing a subject's brain electrical activity is provided. The system includes at least one electrode, at least one analog amplifier channel, an analog-to-digital converter, a stimulus generator, and a digital signal processor configured to perform a harmonic signal analysis algorithm. The at least one analog... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090247897 - Body composition measuring apparatus: A body composition measuring apparatus includes a right hand grip having electrodes to be contacted with the right hand of a subject, and a left hand grip having electrodes to be contacted with the left hand of the subject. The right hand grip and the left hand grip are disposed... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090247896 - Body fat measuring device capable of accurately measuring visceral fat amount: A body fat measuring device includes at least one pair of first electrodes to be disposed respectively at a first site and a second site sandwiching the abdomen of a subject, and an electrode group including a first abdomen electrode to be disposed at a surface of the abdomen of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090247898 - Device and method for measuring impedance in organotypic tissues: Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for analyzing the effect of test compounds on pathological and non-pathological organotypic tissue by measuring the impedance of the organotypic tissue, wherein the organotypic tissue is cultured in a culture medium during the time of the analysis and the impedance of the... Agent: Smith Patent Consulting, Llc
20090247899 - Pressure sensor for biological fluids and use thereof: A pressure sensor for connecting to a detector is provided. The pressure sensor comprises: an optical fibre, having a distal end with a distal plane for sensing pressure, a proximal end for communicating with a patch cord, and an In-fibre Bragg grating (FBG) therebetween; a housing, having a distal aperture,... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090247900 - Push button adjustable spacer: A medical system includes a first medical device having a first medical device engaging end, an introducer including an introducer cannula having a proximal end and a distal end, and an axial distance adjustment system for providing an adjustable distance between at least a portion of the first medical device... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer Pllc
20090247901 - Latching side removal spacer: A medical system includes a first medical device having a first engaging portion and a first cannula extending therefrom, a second medical device having a second engaging portion and a second cannula extending therefrom, an introducer having an introducer cannula and an axial distance adjustment system for providing an adjustable... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer Pllc
20090247902 - Method and apparatus for transporting a patient sample between a sterile and non-sterile area: Devices and methods for performing automated fluid sampling of a patient are disclosed, comprising a patient sampling assembly, test substrates, and a sample transfer assembly to transfer fluid samples from the sampling assembly to the test substrates. The sample transfer assembly may be configured to maintain the sterility of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090247903 - Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body: A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body. A system may include a means for... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz Pc Llo
20090247904 - Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body: A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body. A system may include a means for... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz Pc Llo
20090247905 - Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body: A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body. A system may include a means for... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz Pc Llo
20090247906 - Blood testing apparatus having a rotatable cartridge with multiple lancing elements and testing means: This invention relates to a blood testing apparatus comprising a device for withdrawing blood containing a pricking element, a membrane-type testing means, defining a measuring field, an evaluating device comprising an electronic evaluation system and a display device forming a complete system which can be manipulated as a single piece... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090247907 - Anatomic measurement device, method, and documentation means: An anatomic measurement device comprises a base sheet having a central longitudinal axis, a proximal base edge, a left side angle axis, and a right side angle axis. Grid markings are provided on the base sheet, corresponding to the central longitudinal axis, the left side angle axis, and the right... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents
20090247908 - Measuring device: The present invention relates to a tumour volume measuring device, comprising: a measurer for measuring at least one diameter of a tumour; a keyboard for inputting the at least one diameter of the tumour into the device; a processor linked to a keyboard, and a display which displays the calculated... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc
20090247909 - Shoe or insole fitting navigation system: The present system acquires right and left foot sole pressure data by a foot sole pressure data acquisition section 41, acquires right and left foot images by a foot image acquisition section 42, computes a foot sole gravity center position of each foot by a foot sole gravity center position... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc
20090247910 - Method and apparatus for classification of movement states in parkinson's disease: For Parkinson's patients to function at their best, their medications need to be optimally adjusted to the diurnal variation of symptoms. For this to occur, it is important for the managing clinician to have an accurate picture of how the patient's bradykinesia/hypokinesia and dyskinesia and the patient's perception of movement... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLPPrevious industry: Hazardous or toxic waste destruction or containment
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