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20100022818 - Applicators for brachytherapy treatment: An applicator for brachytherapy radiation avoids over-radiation in the distal axial direction from a source positioned in the applicator, by attenuating distal axial radiation which tends to over-radiate, causing a “hot spot” in tissue in the axial direction, when the radiation travels through air space in the lumen.... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20100022819 - Apparatus and methods for diffusion of aromatic substances in ventilatory equipment: In one embodiment, an apparatus for ventilatory therapy (100) is provided, the apparatus comprising an apparatus body (122) defining a flow path for ventilatory gas, a diffuser (112) in operative communication with the flow path and at least one means for attaching the apparatus to ventialtory tubing or to a... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100022820 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to measuring at least one effect of a memory-dampening agent and an artificial sensory experience on an individual and modifying at least one of the memory-dampening agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100022821 - Method and system for improving diastolic function of the heart: The present invention provides a system for improving diastolic function of the heart comprising elastic elements and attachment elements, wherein said elastic elements and said attachment elements are configured such that they are capable of being interconnected to form a chain formed of an alternating series of said elastic elements... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100022823 - Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)

20100022822 - Tissue anchor system: A suburethral sling system including a suburethral sling body having first and second ends; a tissue anchor connected approximate to each of the first and second sling ends, the tissue anchors having barbs for retaining the anchors in soft tissue; and an anchor delivery device having a hand-grip and an... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100022827 - Accessory: An accessory includes bending parts forming a bending portion, a cylindrical guide member extending within the bending portion, a treatment member configured to be inserted through the guide member so as to be movable forward and backward and placed in a housing position where the whole treatment member is housed... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022825 - Endoscopic surgical system: Endoscope position/attitude information acquisition means which acquires position/attitude information of an endoscope is connected to a control device which controls a motor box which actively actuates a surgical instrument, and the control device utilizes the position/attitude information to adjust a control signal of the motor box so that a position... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100022826 - Endoscopically inserting surgical tool: An endoscopically inserting surgical tool is composed of an elongated flexible cord to be passed through a tool guide channel on an endoscope, and a tool action mechanism mounted on a fore distal end of the flexible cord to be projected out of the tool guide channel. The flexible cord... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100022824 - Tissue modification devices and methods of using the same: Tissue modification devices are provided. Aspects of the devices include an elongated member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongated member is dimensioned to pass through a minimally invasive body opening and includes a distal end integrated visualization sensor and tissue modifier. In... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100022828 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a power supply section which supplies necessary power to respective sections in the medical apparatus, a maintaining section (a delay circuit 15) which maintains supply of power to a part of processing circuits (an image processing circuit 16) until processing in the processing circuit is completed,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022830 - Medical-information management network system: A medical-information management network system including a receiving device that stores in-vivo images captured by a body-insertable apparatus that is inserted into a subject; one or more image display devices that are connected to the receiving device to obtain the in-vivo images stored in the receiving device and perform predetermined... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022829 - Video endoscope with switchable semiconductor light sources: A video endoscope has an endoscope part having a central image signal conductor, at least one optical waveguide, and a light supplying part which can be coupled to a proximal end of said endoscope part. The light supplying part has a central image signal conductor connection at a distal end... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100022831 - Endoscope and a method of manufacturing the same: The present invention is directed to an endoscope that comprises a telescope, an imaging means, an image sensor for converting optical images produced by the imaging means to electrical signals, and a circuit board for receiving and outputting the electrical signals, the imaging means, image sensor and circuit board being... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100022832 - Endoscope insertion aid and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope insertion aid includes: a tubular member which allows an insertion portion of an endoscope to be passed through in a manner being capable of moving forward and backward. A holding unit, which is provided on an outer peripheral side of the tubular member, can be inflated and deflated.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022834 - Endoscope apparatus: A gas supply source for supplying gas and a channel along which the gas is supplied can be easily switched by providing an instrument channel for passing an endoscope treating tool, a gas and water supply channel for supplying carbon dioxide etc. to the inside of a body, a gas... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100022836 - In-body device having a multi-directional transmitter: Multi-directional transmitters for in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, are provided. Aspects of the in-body multi-direction transmitters of the invention include signal transmitters configured to transmit an identifying signal in at least two different directions in an x-y plane. Embodiments of the in-body devices are configured to emit... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100022835 - Medical-device guidance system: A situation where a medical device is outside a region suitable for guidance control thereof can be easily coped with. Included are a medical device provided with a magnet; a guiding unit (5X-1, 5X-2, 5Y-1, 5Y-2, 5Z-1, 5Z-2) that forms a control magnetic field for guidance control of the medical... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022833 - Receiving apparatus, monitor apparatus, and intra-subject information acquiring system employing the same: To precisely determine whether it is a stored image data and further reduce the apparatus scale. An intra-subject information acquiring system has a receiver apparatus (3) for acquiring an image data from a capsule type endoscope (2) and also has a monitor apparatus (7) for displaying the image data acquired... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100022837 - Surgical instrument and endoscope surgical system having surgical instrument: A surgical instrument having a surgical unit which operates on an operating portion in a body cavity, an accommodation portion capable of accommodating the surgical unit. The surgical instrument having movement manipulation mechanism connected to the surgical unit for moving the surgical unit to a position at which the surgical... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100022838 - Swing prism endoscope: A swing prism endoscope with an actuating mechanism that comprises a control element that oscillates in between proximal and distal ends of the endoscope and is coupled to a distally mounted swing prism, a control surface with a variable profile, and an engaging element that contacts the control surface and... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100022839 - Endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus and method of washing endoscope using endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus: An endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus of the present invention includes an air pump supplying a gas to an endoscope channel included by an endoscope, a faucet supplying a liquid into the endoscope channel, a channel connectable to a mouthpiece of the endoscope channel included by the endoscope and supplying... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022840 - Variable spectroscopy element, spectroscopy apparatus, and endoscope system: Sensor electrodes and wiring patterns can be formed with fewer processes, and easy assembly without interference between the wires and optical substrates is realized. Provided is a variable spectroscopy element (1) that includes two optical substrates (3a, 3b) that oppose each other at a distance therebetween and that include reflection... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022841 - Endoscope optical system device and endoscope with the same: Out of optical elements that are provided to the top end side of an inserting portion of an endoscope, a first optical element arranged closest to an observation object side and a second optical element joined hermetically to the first optical element via an air layer are joined at joined... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100022842 - Laryngoscope blade: Embodiments of a laryngoscope blade for being removable mounted to a laryngoscope handle. In some embodiments, the laryngoscope blade may include a blade portion including a proximal end and a distal end provided with an optic window; a base portion including two base halves mounted to each other and to... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20100022843 - Laryngoscopes and rechargeable illumination units for use therewith: Laryngoscope handles including a handle shell having a pair of opposite semi-cylindrical metal or plastic handgrip support members permanently joined together to form a tubular handgrip support and a non-metal sleeve-like handgrip encircling the handgrip support. Rechargeable illumination units for use with laryngoscopes and including a light transmissive end cap... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100022844 - Surgical access instruments for use with spinal or orthopedic surgery: A surgical access assembly is provided for retaining tissue, membrane, and organs in a retracted position after insertion into an incision on a patient. The assembly includes a hollow surgical access channel of oblong cross-section optionally expandable and contractible in diameter, thereby providing means for distraction of structure affixed to... Agent: Hunton & Williams/new York Intellectual Property Dept.

20100022845 - Retractor with adjustable blades: A retractor with at least two spreader arms that can be displaced relative to one another and can be blocked by a blocking device and on their end sections are provided with blades that can be displaced in their gripping ranges. The blades are of unit construction and are inserted... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100022847 - Clinical investigation data logging with contextual time traveling: A health monitoring device that includes a data logger module that collects health information from a subject or clinician during specific time ranges that are part of a health monitoring schedule. The collected health information and/or the time ranges are determined in part by the content of the collected health... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100022849 - Medical workstation with integrated support of process steps: A device (13) is provided for use with a treatment device for treating a patient. The device (13) includes a detection device (17) for detecting at least one transition of the patient's treatment from a first phase of treatment to a second phase of treatment. A signal device (25) for... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100022846 - Method for health monitoring: This invention relates to methods for monitoring the anatomy of an individual, which methods comprise the steps of: (i) subjecting a healthy or asymptomatic individual to non-invasive analysis techniques, such as imaging or acoustic techniques, to obtain images or data on determined cells, tissue(s) or organs, at different time points... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100022848 - Physiological status monitoring/positioning system: A physiological status monitoring/positioning system is disclosed, which comprises: a physiological status sensing device, being configured with at least a sensing unit and a signal transmitting unit to be used for detecting and transmitting a physiological attribute of a living entity; a positioning device, being configured with a second signal... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100022852 - Computer program product, device and method for measuring the arousal of a user: Computer program product for processing GSR (galvanic skin response) signals, which when run on a computer controls the computer to estimate a level of arousal, or at least a change in the level of arousal, of a user, provided with an algorithm that is configured to control a computer to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100022851 - Measurement processing apparatus of physiology signals: A measurement processing apparatus is disclosed for processing plurality of physiology signals. The measurement processing apparatus includes a multiplex device, an analog-to-digital conversion module and a control signal generator. The multiplex device generates a multiplex signal composed of the physiology signals with output sequence controlled by a first control signal.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100022850 - Transducer array for sensing physiological information: A physiologic parameter transducer array for a subject support includes at least one transducer configured for placement between the subject support and a subject being supported by the subject support. The at least one transducer senses an event indicative of a physiologic parameter of the subject that corresponds to the... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100022853 - Device for monitoring size of luminal cavity: A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the antenna. The banding device comprises two orthogonal ultrasonic transceiver modules, a microprocessor, and a transmitter in electrical communication with... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100022854 - Implantable chip medical diagnostic device for bodily fluids: An implantable microchip that is attached to a source of bodily fluids such as a vein, capillary, small artery or other fluid source such as lymph fluid or urine where the fluid flows through the microchip. The microchip can contain a micro-laboratory with reagent sources and micro-canal test chambers. The... Agent: Clifford H. Kraft

20100022855 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100022856 - Implantable optical hemodynamic sensor including light transmission member: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes an optical hemodynamic sensor comprising at least one optical emitter and at least one detector. In some examples, the at least one optical emitter may be optically coupled to at least one light transmission member that extends from a housing of the IMD. In... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100022857 - Magnetically controlled wireless optical oxygen sensor for intraocular measurements: A sensor for intraocular measurements moveable within at least one of an vitreous humor of an eye, an aqueous humor of an eye and an intraocular replacement medium. The sensor includes a magnetic body susceptible to magnetic fields and at least one sensor film.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100022859 - Multiple wavelength sensor emitters: A physiological sensor is adapted to removably attach an emitter assembly and a detector assembly to a fingertip. The emitter assembly is adapted to transmit optical radiation having multiple wavelengths into fingertip tissue. The detector assembly is adapted to receive the optical radiation after attenuation by the fingertip tissue. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100022858 - Subject observation apparatus and subject observation method: A subject observation apparatus of the invention includes: a light-emitting section for emitting a light to a subject; an optical modulation section for detecting a scattering angle of a return light from the subject and performing optical modulation on the return light in accordance with the scattering angle; and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100022860 - Non-invasive methods of using spectral information in determining analyte concentrations: A non-invasive method of determining the concentration of an analyte uses Raman or fluorescence spectral information. A high-intensity band of light is applied to one side of skin tissue. The high-intensity light enters the skin tissue and generates a Raman or fluorescence signal. A Raman-generating material or fluorescence-generating material is... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100022861 - Implantable optical hemodynamic sensor including an extension member: An implantable medical device includes an optical hemodynamic sensor comprising at least one optical emitter and at least one detector. In some examples, the at least one optical emitter may be optically coupled to at least one light transmission member that extends from a housing of the medical device. In... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100022862 - Analyte sensor with insertion monitor, and methods: A sensor, and methods of making, for determining the concentration of an analyte, such as glucose or lactate, in a biological fluid such as blood or serum, using techniques such as coulometry, amperometry, and potentiometry. The sensor includes a working electrode and a counter electrode, and can include an insertion... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100022863 - Inserter for transcutaneous sensor: The invention relates to an inserter for a transcutaneous sensor comprising a sensor part e.g. for registration of the bloods content of glucose. The inserter comprises a needle unit comprising a needle hub and a carrier body, and a sensor housing. The sensor housing and the needle hub are releasably... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100022864 - Skin preparation device and biopotential sensor: The skin preparation device and sensor of the present invention include an array of rigid tines. The tines serve to “self-prepare” the skin at each electrode site. These tines, when pressed against the skin, penetrate the stratum corneum, thereby reducing skin impedance and improving signal quality. A self-prepping device of... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100022865 - Radial electrode array: A sensor array apparatus for monitoring medical signals includes a first flexible substrate defining a central focal point and a second flexible substrate associated with the central focal point. A plurality of medical electrodes are disposed on the periphery of the first flexible substrate and a reference electrode is disposed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100022866 - Torsional support apparatus and method for craniocaudal rotation of animals: A torsional support apparatus is disclosed for craniocaudal rotation of test animals to enable multiple-view imaging. The animal is supported in a U-shaped loop of optically transparent material and the loop is moved to apply torsion to the animal to rotate it about its craniocaudal axis. Methods of imaging also... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20100022868 - Active mri compatible and visible imri catheter: A catheter for use with magnetic resonance imaging including a catheter body, a radio frequency antenna disposed in a distal end of the catheter body, a first ultrasonic transducer disposed in the distal end of the catheter body and being electrically connected to the radio frequency antenna, an acoustic waveguide... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100022867 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: With a view to attaining a high quality of a diagnostic image there is provided a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus wherein an image is formed on the basis of magnetic resonance signals received from a subject with an electromagnetic wave transmitted thereto in a static magnetic field. The magnetic resonance... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100022869 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A apparatus includes a unit which detects a magnetization vector for each of pixel positions in an imaging region including at least part of a subject, the magnetization vector being excited to have a phase difference between a flow portion and a static portion or between a normal portion and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100022870 - Method for implementing an imaging examination method: A method is disclosed for implementing an imaging examination method. In at least one embodiment, the method includes creating an overview data record containing angiography data relating to a patient; simulating flow conditions in vessels of the patient; determining a strain on the vascular walls with the aid of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100022871 - Device and method for guiding surgical tools: A device and method for guiding surgical tools by ultrasonic imaging having means for acquiring a time sequence of 3D ultrasonic images of a target area, means for determining and tracking the position and orientation of a surgical tool and means for defining the direction of a characteristic axis of... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100022872 - Method and apparatus for 3-d imaging of internal light sources: The present invention provides systems and methods for obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) representation of one or more light sources inside a sample, such as a mammal. Mammalian tissue is a turbid medium, meaning that photons are both absorbed and scattered as they propagate through tissue. In the case where scattering... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100022873 - Navigation system for cardiac therapies: An image guided catheter navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of the patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the catheter in the region of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100022874 - Image guided navigation system and method thereof: An image guided navigation system comprises a memory, a locator, a processor and a display. The memory stores a plurality of CT images and a software program. The locator is capable of indicating a direction to a surgical area, and the indicated direction of the locator is defined as a... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100022875 - Systems and methods for monitoring and enabling use of a medical instrument: Systems and methods monitor and enable the use of a medical instrument that is configured to be operated in a prescribed manner. The systems and methods employ a use register sized and configured to be carried by the medical instrument, which comprises a memory field for recording a start date... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100022876 - Systems and methods for noncontact ablation: Systems and methods for noncontact ablation of tissues or materials in/on the body using a luminal catheter and a catheter inserted into the lumen. In one embodiment, the luminal catheter is an ablation catheter and the other catheter is a recording/measurement/positioning catheter. The luminal catheter incorporates a noncontact ablation element... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20100022880 - Methods, systems, and devices for tissue characterization and quantification using intravascular ultrasound signals: A method of evaluating at least one tissue type includes providing a tissue classifier comprising multiple detector arrays for each of multiple tissue types. Each detector array comprises multiple detectors and each detector comprises multiple tissue type-assigned intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) spectra. A plurality of the tissue type-assigned IVUS spectra of... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20100022879 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device: The present invention provides ultrasonic diagnostic equipment for accurately determining a three-dimensional picture generation start depth, independently of a turbidity degree of an amniotic fluid and the like, which exist between a three-dimensional picture generation target such as an fetus and the like and a portion that is not the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100022878 - Ultrasonic image processor: Non-linear processing is performed in which noise reduction (smoothing) is serially performed for original data to reduce high-frequency noise components, the edge enhancement processing is performed for the smoothed image and, after that, noise components are reduced again. Finally, the created image is weighted-combined with the original image.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100022877 - Ultrasonographic device: An ultrasonographic device includes a template conversion unit (4) for templating tomogram information of a heart constructed by echo signals collected through an ultrasonic probe (1) brought into contact with an examinee so that the tomogram information can be correlated with templated diagnosis image information stored in a database (6),... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100022881 - Ultrasound breast diagnostic system: To provide an ultrasound breast diagnostic system suitable for screening of breast cancer and minimizing the burden on the doctor examining the captured image. An ultrasound breast diagnostic system comprises an ultrasound breast imaging apparatus having a water bath into which left and right breasts can be dipped downward and... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100022882 - Reconfigurable wireless ultrasound diagnostic system: An untethered ultrasound imaging system having selectable command control and wireless component connection and image transmission. Ultrasound data collected by the ultrasound system can be augmented with additional sensor data.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100022883 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, even with a reduced circuit size, capable of securing image quality equal to that having a larger circuit size. The apparatus includes: a drive signal generating unit for supplying drive signals to selected ultrasonic transducers; a reception signal processing unit for processing reception signals outputted from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100022884 - Spectral doppler with multiple spatially distinct gates: Spatially distinct Spectral Doppler information is displayed. A spectrum is determined for each of a plurality of spatial locations, such as associated with different receive beams. Given a plurality of spectra at different spatial locations, an image may be generated as a function of the spectra. For example, a two-dimensional... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100022885 - Switching dc converting device and portable system for ultrasonic medical imaging and diagnosing and method thereof: A switching DC converting device includes a switching DC converter and a synchronous clock circuit. The synchronous clock circuit is used to provide a wobbling synchronous clock input for the switching DC converter, and the central frequency of the wobbling synchronous clock avoids the operating frequency of a circuit powered... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100022886 - Cpr guided by vascular flow measurement: An ultrasonic sensor is attached to the body to detect flow in a blood vessel. Signals from the sensor are processed to produce measures of flow during the administration of CPR such as flow velocity and flow pulsatility. The flow measures are compared with flow characteristics desirable during CPR and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100022887 - Method for imaging intracavitary blood flow patterns: A method for identifying blood flow patterns based on contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and, in particular, echocardiography. The method includes indicating a blood flow type in the cavity through which imaged blood is flowing by correlating the identified blood flow pattern with a selected pattern. Further, a report indicative of a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100022888 - Transducer holder: A transducer holder for holding a transducer in signal-receiving contact with a patient's body, the holder comprising: a base adherently attachable to the patient's skin; and a retainer attached or attachable to the base; wherein, in use, the retainer holds the transducer in signal-receiving contact with the patient's body and... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100022890 - Ultrasonographic device: A technique for realizing an ultrasonographic device that can obtain respective rendering images for a plurality of regions of a 3D space is disclosed. According to the technique, in such a way that a transmission beam former 2 generates an ultrasonic beam for scanning a plurality of regions of interest,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100022889 - Ultrasound treatment head for an apparatus for treating a patient with ultrasound: An ultrasound treatment head for an apparatus for treating a patient with ultrasound comprises at least one active element for converting an electric signal into ultrasound and a vacuum cup having an upper part and a lower part. The active element is mounted in the upper part and the vacuum... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100022891 - Intraluminal spectroscope with wall contacting probe: A spectroscope for detecting vulnerable plaque within a lumen defined by an intraluminal wall includes a probe through which an optical fiber extends. An coupler in optical communication with the fiber is configured to atraumatically contact the intraluminal wall. A light source provides light to the fiber for illuminating the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100022892 - Method and device for neural user interface and brain activity measuring device for the same: Disclosed are a brain activity measuring device for determining the user's intention by analyzing brain activities, and a neural user interface (NUI) device including an interface section for executing the user-intended function understood in the brain activity measuring device and outputting the result, wherein the brain activity measuring device includes;... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100022893 - Self-inflating bladder: The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain three-dimensional images of... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20100022894 - Intravascular measurement: An implantable sensor for measuring fluidic parameters with a surface acoustic wave transponder for detecting vasomotor quantities and one retaining stent attached to each of two opposite ends of the surface acoustic wave transponder.... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100022895 - Diagnosis system of deficient and forceful pulse: Disclosed herein is a system for diagnosing a deficient pulse and an forceful pulse. The system includes a pulse diagnotic device, a deficient pulse and forceful pulse determining device, and an output device. The pulse diagnotic device measures pulse condition information at an examinee's Cun (˜\f˜) Gu (H), and Chi... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100022896 - Ventricular shunt system and method: A ventricular shunt systems and methods of preventing hydrocephalus are described herein. In one aspect, the ventricular shunt system has at least one pressure sensor that is configured to be selectively electromagnetically coupled to an ex-vivo source of RF energy and is variable in response to the pressure in a... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100022897 - Heart monitor: A heart monitor for use as a non-invasive screening tool for identifying potential atrial fibrillation in patients comprises a sensor for producing an output waveform of the patient's actual sinus rhythm, a processing unit arranged to store the normalised waveform of an ideal sinus rhythm and to compare the actual... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100022898 - Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution: A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection methods is disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emissions patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, cardiac index, blood volume and other indicators of cardiovascular health.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100022899 - Device for determining the flow rate of a blood flow, and cardiovascular assist device: A device for the in vivo determination of the blood flow rate in a patient's blood vessel includes a microelectrode arrangement provided for placement in the blood vessel, an electrical power source which provides excitation energy having physiologically harmless parameters for obtaining a measured signal, a signal detector for detecting... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100022900 - Non-invasive method and device for measuring cardiac output: A system comprising a housing containing a signal generator coupled to an antenna and a dielectric material disposed about the antenna. The device is adapted to generate and direct a plurality of signals towards the heart of the person and measure a magnitude of a signal returned from the heart.... Agent: Thorpe, North & Western, LLP

20100022901 - Visualization of stress level cardiac functional analysis results: The invention relates to a system (100) for visualizing a cardiac parameter at a plurality of positions in a myocardium and at a plurality of stress levels, the system comprising a determination unit parameter at a position from the plurality of positions in the myocardium and at a stress level... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100022903 - System and method for signal quality indication and false alarm reduction in ecg monitoring systems: An electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring system configured to determine an index that comprises a set of indicators, where each indicator is indicative of a level of signal quality in an ECG lead. Further, the ECG monitoring system assigns a first indicator from the set of indicators to a first ECG lead... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100022902 - Virtual physician acute myocardial infarction detection system and method: A system and method for virtually detecting a medical condition, such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), in a patient using holistic diagnostic procedures implemented in medical devices. Physiological parameters in a patient are monitored in an implantable medical device (IMD) to detect deviations from desired characteristics. When severe physiological parameter... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100022904 - Cpr assist device for measuring compression variables during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A device for the determination of at least one compression parameter during administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient comprising: a field generator, a field detector, and a processor. Position information and the compression parameter are determined from the field detected by the field detector. One of the field... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100022905 - Motivational spirometry system and method: A method is disclosed for motivating a user of a spirometry system having a display screen, an air-tube, a flow measurement sensor operatively associated with the air-tube, a display screen, and an associated processor. A motivational animation is displayed on the display screen having a first aspect that reflects a... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100022906 - Liquid absorbing filter assembly and system using same: A filter assembly for use in sidestream gas sampling assembly. The filter assembly of the present invention includes a hydrophilic The filter further includes a hydrophobic member positioned downstream of the hydrophilic liner. The hydrophobic disk acts as a second line of defense against moisture reaching the sensing mechanism. member... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100022907 - Methods based on fluctuations in cortical synchronization: A method of identifying a site of injury in a pediatric patient with brain injury is provided which comprises obtaining an electroencephalogram signal on the patient. The identification of phase synchrony within the signal is indicative of the site of brain injury. Electroencephalogram signals may also be used to determine... Agent: Valentine A Cottrill Susan Tandan

20100022908 - System and method for interfacing cellular matter with a machine: A system for interfacing cellular matter with a machine comprising a transponder implantable in cellular matter and configured to detect a first signal. The system also includes a receiver external to the cellular matter and configured to receive a second signal in response to the transponder detection of the first... Agent: David C. Cain

20100022909 - Methods and devices for measuring core body temperature: A core body temperature measurement device includes temperature sensor (12, 12f, 12b), a head-mountable mechanical frame or pad (42, 62, 64, 72, 82, 102, 112) configured to operatively couple the temperature sensor with skin overlaying an arterial blood rich superficial region (STA, PAA) disposed near to an auricle and outside... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100022910 - Rapid allergy test: A flexible and disposable allergen-containing patch is provided with markings transferable to the skin. The patch may also include piercing elements to become an all-in-one system. A reusable actuator enables a user with little training or experience to administer multiple test injections with the disposable patch. A scope allows magnified... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100022911 - Systems and methods for monitoring pulmonary edema dynamics: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for measuring the dynamics of pulmonary congestion in heart failure subjects over time to monitor the subjects susceptibility to pulmonary edema, including sensing and receiving information indicative of a bodily pressure and information indicative of pulmonary fluid, and using the transient... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100022912 - Method and apparatus to determine a parameter pertaining to the prostate of a patient: In a method to determine at least one parameter pertaining to a prostate of a patient, an integrated diagnostic support system implements the following steps. A first risk value for prostate illness is determined using a screening method. In the event that this first characteristic risk value exceeds a first... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100022913 - Forceps and collection assembly with accompanying mechanisms and related methods of use: The invention includes a forceps and collection assembly for acquiring and storing a plurality of tissue samples in a single pass, and accompanying mechanisms for use with the forceps and collection assembly. The accompanying mechanisms include an endoscope working channel cap assembly configured to minimize compression of a pouch of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100022914 - Skin biopsy devices, kits containing skin biopsy device, and methods of obtaining a skin biopsy: Skin-biopsy devices are provided that include a retractable coring assembly. Methods of acquiring a skin biopsy are provided that can include placing a lower portion of a skin-biopsy device proximate skin to be sampled, and extending at least a portion of a coring assembly from the device to acquire at... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100022915 - Tissue extraction and maceration device: Devices and methods are provided for extracting and macerating tissue, and optionally for depositing the tissue onto a tissue scaffold. The device generally includes an outer tube having a substantially open distal end that is adapted to be placed on and preferably to form a seal with a tissue surface,... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100022916 - Method and apparatus for collecting and preparing biological samples for testing: A kit and a method are disclosed for collecting and preparing a biological sample for testing where the sample is to be mixed with a buffer prior to being tested.... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100022917 - Surgical guide wire placement and removal tool: A guide wire placement and removal tool is provided that includes a handle mounted to a shaft connected to a wire engagement mechanism disposed opposite the handle. The mechanism includes a housing aligned with the shaft to enable the wire to pass therethrough, and a moveable engagement member biased into... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100022918 - Sensing system employing medical manipulator and pressing force measuring device and its program: Sensing of the pressing force of a balloon against internal body tissues is made possible using the balloon inserted into a gap in the body and pressing the internal body tissues around that gap without inserting a sensor, or the like, separately into the gap. A sensing system comprises an... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

  
01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100016649 - External beam radiotherapy and imaging with radioactive isotope: A method of delivering external radiation beams to a target volume in a body portion includes positioning a radioactive isotope source at a plurality of locations spaced apart around the body portion, and collimating radiation beams of the radioactive isotope source from the plurality of locations, whereby the target volume... Agent: Houst Consulting (varian)

20100016650 - Magnetic stimulators and stimulating coils: A stimulating coil for use in the magnetic stimulation of neuro-muscular tissue comprises a self-supporting but flexible conductor in a flexible insulating sheath which can be adjusted by hand to conform the coil to the contours of a selected part of the human body. The coil is provided with a... Agent: Iandiorio & Teska

20100016651 - Methods to arrest cancer cell growth and proliferation using electromagnetic energy delivered via electromagnetic coil systems: A non-invasive method of using electromagnetic field energies to reduce or arrest the growth rate and proliferation of cancer cells, and induce apoptosis in cancer cells, relatively without significantly harming normal cells beyond their physiologic threshold of survival are provided. The methods described herein are intended to be used toward... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100016652 - Patient-adjustable incontinence device (aid): A patient-adjustable device and surgical method for the treatment of urinary incontinence is disclosed herein. More specifically, the device is a mesh surrounded pillow which is implanted near the attachment of the urethra to the bladder, or mid to distal urethra which can be controlled by the patient. The fullness... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100016653 - Quantitative trait loci and somatostatin: The disclosure relates to the use of genetic traits in livestock for determining breeding characteristics of livestock progeny, and for optimizing the management and marketing of livestock for improving feedlot performance and meat quality. The disclosure specifically relates to genetic markers and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the bovine somatostatin... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn

20100016654 - Methods of minimizing immunological rejection of a nuclear transfer fetus: The present invention relates to a method of minimizing immunological rejection of a nuclear transfer (“NT”) fetus which includes transferring a NT embryo into an embryo recipient under conditions effective for development of a NT fetus with minimal risk of immunological rejection of the fetus due to a maternal anti-fetal... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100016655 - Cardiac anchor structures, methods, and systems for treatment of congestive heart failure and other conditions: Medical devices, systems, and methods reduce the distance between two points in tissue, often for treatment of congestive heart failure and often in a minimally invasive manner. An anchor is inserted along an insertion path through a first wall of the heart. An arm of the anchor is deployed and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100016656 - Extension device for permanent penis enlargement and straightening: Disclosed is an extension apparatus for enlarging and straightening a penis by means of an extension treatment. The extension apparatus comprises a fastening means (1) that is mounted on the penis, and a tension device (8) which is connected to the fastening means (1). The fastening means is provided with... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100016657 - Method and apparatus for managing erectile dysfunction: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for treating erectile dysfunction. One of the causes of erectile dysfunction is venous leakage, where one or more veins carrying the blood from the penis are unable to retain sufficient blood within the penis to maintain erection. Embodiments of the present... Agent: Jones Day

20100016658 - Anatomical visualization and measurement system: e

20100016660 - Bending neck for transesophageal echocardiography (tee) probe: The invention provides articles of manufacture and methods for producing and using a bending neck assembly for a medical probe, using a tubular structure having a region of helical groove.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016659 - Endoscope with guide: An instrument for use with an endoscope may include an elongate section configured to move exterior to the endoscope. The elongate section may include a distal end and a proximal end. The instrument may also include an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongate section, and an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100016662 - Radial scanner imaging system: A radial scanner configured to image the interior of a tube includes, in an embodiment, a housing having a transparent window, a photo-sensing array, a mirror located within the housing and oriented to direct an image around a circumference of an interior surface of the tube outside the transparent window... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100016661 - Receiving apparatus and in-vivo information acquiring system using the same: An object of the invention is to receive, with a high sensitivity, a radio signal transmitted within a short time before a capsule endoscope reaches the stomach of a subject and acquire, in a satisfactory state, information on the interior of the subject such as image data picked up by... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100016665 - Catheter introducer system for exploration of body cavities: A catheter introducer system for endoscopy is disclosed which includes a steering section and a propulsion section located near the end of the catheter that is introduced in a body cavity, and a non-collapsible sheath defining a working channel, disposed inside the catheter, extending substantially from the proximate to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100016663 - Device for the guidance of instruments in cavities: The invention relates to an arrangement which can be fixed to the inside of a cavity by means of fixing means which are associated with said arrangement. Said fixing means fix the arrangement in relation to at least one part of the wall of the cavity which is to be... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100016664 - Surgical visual obturator: An obturator apparatus for penetration of tissue and for permitting visualization includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, and defining a longitudinal axis and an optical transmitting member mounted adjacent the distal end of the elongated shaft. The optical transmitting member comprises a transparent material for permitting passage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016667 - Capsule medical device and method of manufacturing capsule medical device: A method of manufacturing a capsule medical device includes mounting one or more functional components on each of a first circuit board group and a second circuit board group, which are separate bodies from each other; mounting a control unit that controls an operation of the one or more functional... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016666 - Surgical instrument position control apparatus for endoscope: An endoscopic system includes a surgical instrument position control apparatus. The surgical instrument position control apparatus estimates motion of an endoscope main body with respect to a target site, based on an image picked up in conjunction with movement of an endoscope. To determine the moving amount of the surgical... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016668 - Medical device for discreetly performing a routine vaginal examination: The invention is a system for performing a routine vaginal examination. The examination is carried out using a medical imaging device that is optimally shaped to match the shape of the vaginal canal and comprises an imaging sensor, wide field of view optics, illumination means, electronic circuitry, and communication means.... Agent: Marsteller & Associates

20100016669 - Fluorescence endoscope system: Provided is a fluorescence endoscope system for observing fluorescence from a fluorochrome attached to or absorbed in biological tissue, including an excitation light source that emits excitation light that excites the fluorochrome; an image-acquisition section that acquires fluorescence emitted from the biological tissue when irradiated with the excitation light from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016670 - Capsule medical device and method of manufacturing capsule medical device: A capsule medical device introduced into a subject includes an illuminating unit that illuminates inside of the subject; an imaging unit that captures an image of inside the subject illuminated by the illuminating unit; an optical unit including a lens group that forms the image of inside the subject illuminated... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016671 - Endoscope with resistance heater: A medical endoscope and insertion portion for a medical endoscope having a fiber tube that encloses an image guide and is surrounded by optical fibers, the distal opening of said fiber tube being sealed by a window, which is heated by an electric resistance heater located close by, wherein the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016672 - Capsule medical device and method of manufacturing capsule medical device: A capsule medical device includes an optically transparent optical dome forming a part of a capsule casing introduced into a subject; an illuminating board having an illuminating unit that illuminates inside the subject over the optical dome fixedly arranged thereon; an optical unit that forms an image of inside the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100016673 - Ingestible endoscopic optical scanning device: An ingestible scanning device includes, in an embodiment, a capsule housing having a transparent window and sized so as to be ingestible, a photo-sensing array located within the capsule housing, a mirror located within the housing and oriented to direct an image from a surface outside the transparent window to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100016674 - Vaginal speculum: An inflatable vaginal speculum that includes diametrically and longitudinally expandable sidewalls with openings allowing observation of vaginal walls along the length of the speculum and a central opening allowing viewing down the length of the speculum to the cervix. The speculum may be positioned within an envelope together with a... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100016679 - Apparatus and method for the identification of a subject memory trace and for the intention prevision: An apparatus and method for the identification of a subject's memory trace and for intention prediction use a procedure for acquiring information by means of administering to the subject a series of tests; the apparatus records the answers and the reaction times of the subject and it elaborates the results... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100016678 - Cardiac rehabilitation using patient monitoring devices: Systems and methods permit remotely-monitored rehabilitation of a patient. A system can comprise a patient monitor configured to monitor a patient's physiological data. The patient monitor can monitor using a first monitoring mode. A patient communication device can be configured to present, to the patient, an option to perform an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100016677 - Devices for and methods of analyzing a physiological condition of a physiological subject based on a workload related property: A method of influencing a physiological condition of a physiological subject, the method comprising detecting a workload distribution/activity in a brain of the physiological subject, the workload distribution/activity being indicative of the physiological condition, and selectively modifying the workload distribution/activity in the brain of the physiological subject to thereby modify... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100016675 - Method of assessing a condition using sucking patterns: A method of assessing a condition includes comparing a sucking pattern for a target infant with a sucking pattern associated with the condition. A method of monitoring progress of a treatment includes comparing the rhythmic sucking percentage for a target infant before treatment for a condition with the rhythmic sucking... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100016676 - Systems and methods for adaptively filtering signals: According to embodiments, systems and method are provided for adaptively filtering signals. A combination of filtering techniques is described in which non-wavelet based filtering techniques are used with wavelet-based filtering techniques to filter an input signal. One or more physiological parameters may then be determined from the filtered output signal.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016681 - Apparatus and methods for monitoring physiological functions: A plurality of sensors are embedded in a form fitting garment similar to exercise togs such that the sensors are held in contact with or close proximity to the body. The sensors are connected via a plurality wires to an electronics module which is unintrusive being literally in its ultimate... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20100016685 - Ballistocardiographic sensor system with a sensor arrangement and method of ballistocardiographic detection of body movements: Sensor arrangement, comprising at least one ballistocardiographic sensor for detecting body movements of a subject and at least one noise sensor for detecting vibration, method of ballistocardiographic detection of body movements, ballistocardiographic sensor system and uses of the sensor arrangement. It is suggested to pickup an external noise signal using... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016684 - Electronic device and system for detecting rejection in transplant recipients: The current invention relates to an implantable device, system, method, and computer readable medium comprising computer executable components for detection of rejection of a cardiac allograft. Acute rejection and chronic rejection are the leading cause of death in heart transplant recipients post transplant. The current invention seeks to address this... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100016682 - Patient monitoring system and method: The present invention relates to a patient monitoring system (1). Further the invention relates to a method for monitoring a patient and to a computer program for a patient monitoring system (1). In order to provide a reliable technique for reducing the number of false alarms in a patient monitoring... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016680 - Signal processing systems and methods for analyzing multiparameter spaces to determine physiological states: The present disclosure relates to signal processing systems and methods, and more particularly, to systems and methods for analyzing multiparameter spaces to determine changes in a physiological state. In embodiments, a first signal and a second signal may be obtained, from which a first plurality of values of a physiological... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016683 - Smart install: When installing components of a remote patient health monitoring system (14′), a generic off-the-shelf set top box (STB) (12) and home gateway (30) are configured by inserting a configuration carrier (42) into each device. The configuration carrier (42) has stored thereon configuration routines and information provided by the remote health... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016686 - Hand-held electric field imager for measuring the surface topography of mammalian skin and other epithelial structures: The present invention provides a hand-held, noninvasive diagnostic device for measuring the electric fields in mammalian skin and other epithelial structures. The device includes an outer housing that contacts the skin, providing stability and allowing the device to move along with minor movement of the skin. Recessed within the outer... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100016687 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100016688 - Optical methods for real time monitoring of tissue treatment: The present invention comprises methods and systems/devices for non-invasively measuring baseline collagen and collagen changes during treatment of tissue, e.g., denaturation by the application of RF energy, through linear dichroism, circular dichroism, or birefringence. The invention optionally uses polarization sensitive optical measurements to discriminate between denaturation of unidirectionally oriented strands... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20100016689 - Method for noninvasive measurement of glucose and apparatus for noninvasive measurement of glucose: A method for noninvasive measurement of glucose in a tissue of a subject, including the steps of bringing an adaptation device, which has a shape similar to a measurement probe, into contact with a skin part of a subject for stretching the skin part of the subject under a pressure... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100016691 - Methods and systems for determining whether to trigger an alarm: According to embodiment, systems and methods for processing a physiological measurement and generating alarms based on the measurement are provided. Multiple features of a single physiological measurement may be concurrently monitored to generate alarms. One or more of the features may be based on a trend of the physiological measurement.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016690 - Systems and methods for determining oxygen saturation: According to embodiments, techniques for using continuous wavelet transforms and spectral transforms to determine oxygen saturation from photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals are disclosed. According to embodiments, a first oxygen saturation may be determined from wavelet transformed PPG signals and a second oxygen saturation may be determined from spectral transformed PPG signals.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016692 - Systems and methods for computing a physiological parameter using continuous wavelet transforms: According to embodiments, systems and methods for computing a physiological parameter are provided. The physiological parameter may be calculated using a continuous wavelet transform technique as well as using a non-continuous wavelet transform technique. More than one value for the physiological parameter may be calculated using various techniques. The values... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016693 - Systems and methods for identifying pulse rates: According to embodiments, techniques for using continuous wavelet transforms and spectral transforms to identify pulse rates from a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal are disclosed. According to embodiments, candidate pulse rates of the PPG signal may be identified from a wavelet transformed PPG signal and a spectral transformed PPG signal. A pulse... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016694 - Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for non-invasive monitoring of respiratory parameters in sleep disordered breathing: In certain example embodiments, an air delivery system includes a controllable flow generator operable to generate a supply of pressurized breathable gas to be provided to a patient for treatment and a pulse oximeter. In certain example embodiments, the pulse oximeter is configured to determine, for example, a measure of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100016695 - Methods and systems for filtering a signal according to a signal model and continuous wavelet transform techniques: According to embodiments, systems and methods are provided for filtering a signal. A first reference signal may be generated according to a signal model and a second reference signal may be generated by analyzing a continuous wavelet transform of a signal The first and second reference signals may then both... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016696 - Systems and methods for generating reference signals: According to embodiments, systems and methods for generating reference signals are provided. A signal may be transformed using a continuous wavelet transform, Regions of interest may be selected from a transform or the resulting scalogram that may be used to generate a reference signal to use in filtering the signal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016697 - Systems and methods for in vivo measurement of interstitial biological activity, processes and/or compositions: Provided are systems and methods for detecting and/or measuring in vivo interstitial biological activity, processes, and or compounds in human or animal subjects.... Agent: Patent Correspondence Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

20100016698 - Integrated receiver for continuous analyte sensor: A system is provided for monitoring glucose in a host, including a continuous glucose sensor that produces a data stream indicative of a host's glucose concentration and an integrated receiver that receives the data stream from the continuous glucose sensor and calibrates the data stream using a single point glucose... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100016699 - Catheter with a sensing region for redox reactions: The present disclosure relates to catheters, for example a catheter which is adapted such that the user is able to determine whether it has been correctly positioned within 5 the subject. Also included in the present disclosure are means for detecting the position of the catheter and combinations of a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100016700 - Analyte measurement and management device and associated methods: Various embodiments of a diabetes management system are provided. One exemplary system may include an analyte measurement device and a therapeutic agent delivery device. The measurement device includes a measurement unit, display, and first wireless module. The therapeutic agent delivery device has a delivery device housing, delivery mechanism disposed in... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100016701 - Flexible electrode assembly and apparatus for measuring electrophysiological signals: A flexible electrode assembly comprises a central portion having electrical contacts disposed thereon and a plurality of elongated portions extending radially outwards from the central portion. One or more of the elongated portions has an electrode disposed in the vicinity of a distal end thereof. The electrodes are electrically coupled... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100016702 - High impedance signal detection systems and methods for use in electrocardiogram detection systems: A biomedical sensor system is disclosed that includes a high impedance conductive electrode having an electrode impedance of at least about 20 kΩ/sq-mil, and a dielectric material on a first side of the electrode for receiving a discharge of an electrical signal from the dielectric material responsive to the presence... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100016703 - Bio-electrode possessing a hydrophilic skin-contacting layer and an electrolyte substance: A bio-electrode for conveying electrical signals to, or from a body is constructed with two components, a pre-laminated member and a re-usable electrode assembly. The pre-laminated member comprises a first substrate layer and a second electrolyte-containing layer. The substrate contacts the body and is constructed of a material that is... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100016704 - Method and system for monitoring a condition of an eye: A method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided which monitor a condition of an eye. The system includes a communication interface and a processor operably coupled to the communication interface. The communication interface is configured to receive an intraocular pressure measurement datum and a time datum associated with the time... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100016705 - Surgical orientation system and method: A system and method for detecting and measuring changes in angular position with respect to a reference plane is useful in surgical procedures for orienting various instruments, prosthesis, and implants with respect to anatomical landmarks. One embodiment of the device uses dual orientation devices of a type capable of measuring... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100016706 - Methods for diagnosis and monitoring of neurologic diseases using magnetic resonance methods: A method of diagnosing or monitoring a neurological condition in a subject is described. The method includes performing a first magnetic resonance method on a subject to produce a first data set, performing a second magnetic resonance method on the subject to produce a second data set, and analyzing the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100016707 - Imaging system: m

20100016708 - Mri rf encoding using multiple transmit coils: A common method of RF encoding assumes that the Bi field generated by the RF coils is linear, which is likely not the case in many situations. It is therefore desirable to have a method of operating an MR system to reconstruct an image of a subject, wherein the method... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016709 - System and method of recording and displaying in context of an image a location of at least one point-of-interest in a body during an intra-body medical procedure: A method of displaying at least one point-of-interest of a body during an intra-body medical procedure. The method is effected by (a) establishing a location of the body; (b) establishing a location of an imaging instrument being for imaging at least a portion of the body; (c) defining at least... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100016711 - Membrane-deformation mapping technique: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for deformation mapping of a tissue is provided. The method includes utilizing a device to measure transient three-dimensional deformations in a tissue sample. The device comprises a non-contacting, high-speed stereo imaging apparatus and a mechanism for digital image correlation.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100016712 - Method and device for visually assisting a catheter application: A method and a device for visually assisting a catheter application on the heart of a patient using an image of the patient obtained by a C-arm X-ray device and using electroanatomical mapping data of the patient obtained by an electromagnetic position detection system and mapping system. The C-arm X-ray... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100016710 - Prostate treatment apparatus: The presented invention aims to address these and/or additional issues by providing a tracked grid for brachytherapy applications that can adjust to changes in the prostate between original image acquisition. The grid is allowed to be moved around and even rotated under tracked conditions, such that it can be maneuvered... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100016713 - Fiducial marker and method for gamma guided stereotactic localization: A fiducial marker for use in a gamma-guided stereotactic localization system for imaging a suspected cancer and guiding a physician in the removal of tissue samples for biopsy. The fiducial marker includes a fiducial source that can be accurately located in a positioning system and used to correlate the location... Agent: Auzville Jackson, Jr.

20100016714 - Syringe outer tube for chemical solution filled and sealed syringe formulation and process for producing the same: A syringe barrel for pre-filled syringe formulation having the interior surface treated by corona discharge; a pre-filled syringe formulation having a drug solution filled and sealed in the syringe barrel; and a process for producing a syringe barrel for pre-filled syringe formulation, including subjecting the interior surface of a syringe... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100016715 - Ecg-gated temporal sampling in cardiac kinetic modeling: In a diagnostic imaging system (10), a monitor (50) monitors periodic biological cycles of the subject (14). A trigger point detector (60) detects a time (t1, t2, . . . ,tn) of a common, reoccurring reference point (R1, R2, . . . ,Rn) in each periodic cycle of the subject... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016717 - Low-cost device for c-scan photoacoustic imaging: The prostate gland or other region of interest is stimulated with laser light, resulting in ultrasound waves (photoacoustic effect) which are focused by an acoustic lens and captured by a specific 1- or 2D sensor array and subsequently displayed as a C-scan on a computer screen. The amplitude of the... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100016716 - Ultrasound system and method for operating the same: An ultrasound system capable of displaying and manipulating an ultrasound image and an exterior image, and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The system includes an ultrasound diagnosis unit including a probe which sends an ultrasound signal to a target and receives a reflected ultrasound signal from the... Agent: Jones Day

20100016718 - Shear wave imaging: Shear wave imaging is provided in medical diagnostic ultrasound. A region is imaged to determine a location in which to calculate shear velocity. The shear velocity is estimated for the location. The imaging may guide the identification of the location, reducing the time to determine useful shear information. The estimate... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100016719 - Adaptive regulation of acoustic output power in medical ultrasound imaging: Acoustic output power is adaptively regulated in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Given transmit settings, the acoustic power and/or another setting may be altered to avoid violating a limit set by regulation. The limit is based, at least in part, on an assumed attenuation. By measuring the attenuation, such as by... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100016722 - Formation of an elastic image in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for forming an elastic image in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasound data acquisition unit is configured to transmit/receive ultrasound signals to/from a target object to thereby output first ultrasound data. The ultrasound data acquisition unit is configured to transmit/receive ultrasound signals to/from the target... Agent: Jones Day

20100016720 - Ultrasonograph: In an ultrasonograph for obtaining information relating to the inside of a subject's body using an ultrasonic wave transmitted and received by the ultrasonic probe 11 and imaging the information, after a normal imaging is finished, the ultrasonic oscillators integrated in the ultrasonic probe 11 are individually driven by the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100016721 - Ultrasonographic device: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitting section for driving an ultrasonic probe that sends out an ultrasonic transmitted wave toward a vital tissue; a receiving section for amplifying an ultrasonic reflected wave, produced by getting the ultrasonic transmitted wave reflected by the vital tissue and then received at the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100016724 - Ultrasonographic device: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is characterized by including a displacement/strain calculation unit 12 which obtains a strain distribution of a body site on a scan plane when pressed by an ultrasonic probe 1 and a non-pressed image creation unit 5 which corrects an ultrasonic image on the basis of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100016723 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus for generation of image data based on harmonic wave components of ultrasound reception signals. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a transmission/reception control unit configured to set a plurality of ultrasound transmission/reception directions to an object, an ultrasound probe having a plurality of transducers, a transmission/reception unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100016725 - Multi-beam transmit isolation: A method for isolating ultrasound transmit beams and reducing cross-transmit beam interference in a multi-beam system involves transmitting a first ultrasound beam at a first and second positive angle and transmitting a second ultrasound beam at a first and second negative angle. The method further involves receiving a first, second,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100016726 - Handheld imaging device and method for manufacture thereof: In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging device is configured to facilitate sub-dermal monitoring. The ultrasound imaging device comprises a handheld housing, a processor within the handheld housing, a beamformer coupled to the processor, a transducer assembly coupled to the handheld housing and to at least one of the beamformer and... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100016727 - High power ultrasound transducer: Disclosed is a high power ultrasound transducer consisting of piezoelectric ceramic elements, an acoustic impedance matching plate, and an assembly of electric contacts arranged to provide voltage to each of said piezoelectric elements. One or more resilient electrically conductive elements enable electric contact between the piezoelectric elements, the impedance matching... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100016728 - Magnetostrictive actuator of a medical ultrasound transducer assembly, and a medical ultrasound handpiece and a medical ultrasound system having such actuator: Apparatus includes a magnetostrictive actuator of a medical ultrasound transducer assembly. The actuator comprises a magnetostrictive alloy chosen from a list. A medical ultrasound handpiece includes an ultrasound transducer assembly adapted to attachingly receive an end effector. The transducer assembly includes a magnetostrictive actuator having a magnetostrictive alloy, and includes... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100016729 - System and methods for illuminating materials: A system including a medical instrument, a sensor, and a processor module in communication with the sensor. The medical instrument includes a radiation source for transmitting electromagnetic radiation from within a body and through a material in the body. The sensor receives a portion of the electromagnetic radiation transmitted through... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100016732 - Apparatus and method for neural-signal capture to drive neuroprostheses or control bodily function: Method and apparatus for detecting nerve activity of an animal. Some embodiments include outputting a light pulse having a wavelength onto a volume of animal tissue such that the light pulse interacts with active nerves of the tissue; measuring a light signal resulting from the interaction of the light pulse... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation C/o Lemaire Patent Law Firm, PLLC

20100016730 - Examination system, rehabilitation system, and visual information display system: In an examination system including a head mounted display having image pickup devices such as CCDs provided therein and a computer, coordinates of an image to be displayed in the head mounted display can be set object- or body-centered. An image captured by the image pickup device is supplied to... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100016731 - Hemodynamic detection of circulatory anomalies: The preferred indicator is an injection of indocyanine green dye which is detected and quantified by causing it to fluoresce at a sensor location, for example, at the human ear. Quantification is carried out by using cardiac output procedures and where called for, the Valsalva Maneuver is monitored at a... Agent: Mueller And Smith, Lpa Mueller-smith Building

20100016733 - Assessing blood supply to a peripheral portion of an animal: A post-operative, arterial patency monitoring system for monitoring patency of an artery of a limb including: a first probe positioned adjacent a first tissue area of a limb for producing first output signals dependent upon a first arterial blood supply to the first tissue area; a second probe positioned adjacent... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20100016736 - Estimating aortic blood pressure from non-invasive extremity blood pressure: Methods and a computer program product for using a circulatory measurement on an extremity of a particular subject to derive an aortic blood pressure for that subject. A model is constructed that maps a peripheral cardiovascular waveform to a central cardiovascular waveform on the basis of a plurality of model... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100016735 - Method for determination of cardiac output: A method for determination of cardiac output from a recording of an arterial pressure waveform (10). The method comprises the steps of measuring the patient's peripheral arterial pressure relative to time in order to estimate a central pressure waveform (CPW) and calculating the patient's cardiac output from the CPW using... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100016734 - Systems and methods using induced perturbation to determine physiological parameters: According to embodiments, systems and methods for non-invasive blood pressure monitoring are disclosed. An exciter may induce perturbations in a subject, and a sensor or probe may be used to obtain a detected signal from the subject. The detected signal may then be used to measure one or more physiological... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016737 - Electro pneumatic interface for blood pressure system: A blood pressure system that includes a compact monitor housing that contains a pneumatic circuit and an electrical circuit and a processor for inflating and deflating a cuff to provide blood pressure related data. A split connector allows the housing to interface both pneumatically and electronically with one or more... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100016738 - Systems and methods for pulse processing: According to embodiments, techniques for using continuous wavelet transforms to process pulses from a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal are disclosed. The continuous wavelet transform of the PPG signal may be used to identify and characterize features and their periodicities within a signal. Regions, phases and amplitudes within the scalogram associated with... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100016739 - Method of assessing blood volume using photoelectric plethysmography: A method and system for assessing blood volume within a subject includes generating a cardiovascular waveform representing physiological characteristics of a subject and determining blood volume of the subject by analyzing the cardiovascular waveform. The step of analyzing includes generating a first trace of the per heart-beat maximums of the... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100016740 - Cardiac protection system and method: A cardiac ischemic protection system and method for conditioning a patient's heart is provided. The method can include detecting acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, silent ischemia, or stunning and providing closed-loop dyssynchronous pacing to the patient's heart to precondition and/or postcondition the patient's heart in order to reduce ischemic damage.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100016741 - Heart rate monitor: A waterproof heart rate monitor device, method, and system are disclosed that transmit heart rate information to a user. In operation one or more infrared sensor sits against skin of a user to measure his or her heart rate. An internal computer, or micro-processor, that is coupled to one or... Agent: James A. Gavney Jr. Jag Patent Services LLC

20100016743 - Identifying groups of patients with similar physiological characteristics and risk profiles: The invention relates in part to methods for partitioning a plurality of patients into risk profile groups comprising the steps of: recording a physiological signal from each patient of a plurality of patients; segmenting the physiological signal into a plurality of components for each patient of a plurality of patients;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100016742 - System and method for monitoring, measuring, and addressing stress: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a method for quantifying stress is presented. The method includes interacting with an end user through a stress module and processing heart rate variance data collected during a stress test. The heart rate variance data may include a coherence attribute. The... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20100016744 - Fetal heart rate monitoring system: A fetal heart rate monitoring system includes an ultrasonic transducer for transmitting a signal to a patient and for receiving a reflected heart beat monitoring signal. A monitoring system coupled to the ultrasonic transducer processes the heart beat monitoring signal and produces heart beat information representative of the monitored heart... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property 23/24

20100016745 - Mobile wireless customizable health and condition monitor: A wearable sensor may be provided. The wearable sensor may include a timing mechanism; a plurality of sensor pairs coupled to the timing mechanism wherein each sensor pair comprises an emitter and a detector; and a microcontroller coupled in communication to the timing mechanism and the plurality of sensor pairs.... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100016747 - Method for processing cardioelectric signals and corresponding device: w

20100016748 - Motif discovery in physiological datasets: a methodology for inferring predictive elements: The application relates a methodology and apparatus for identifying predictive patterns for acute clinical events in the absence of prior knowledge. Principles of conservation are used to identify activity that consistently precedes an outcome in patients, and describe a two-stage process that allows us to more efficiently search for such... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100016746 - Personal alerting device for use with diagnostic device: A personal altering device and method of generating an alert of an event detected by an implanted diagnostic device are provided. The method can include transmitting an event signal to the personal alerting device when one or more of the following occurs: ischemia is detected, a deviation from the baseline... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100016749 - Method and system for the monitoring of respiratory acitivity and for the treatment of breathing disorders such as sleep apnea: A method and system for sensing the vagus nerve in order to monitor respiratory activity, treating breathing disorders, such as, for example, sleep apnea and a generic bio-interfacing platform that may be adapted for either open-loop or closed-loop applications.... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100016750 - Pattern recognition system for classifying the functional status of patients with pulmonary hypertension, including pulmonary arterial and pulmonary vascular hypertension: A method employing pattern recognition techniques for identifying the functional status of patients with Pulmonary Hypertension is described. This method describes a process by which sets of cardiopulmonary exercise gas exchange variables are measured during rest, exercise and recovery and stored as unique data sets. The data sets are then... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100016751 - Quantitative eeg method to identify individuals at risk for adverse antidepressant effects: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for efficiently and accurately identifying individuals at risk for adverse effects from psychotropic or CNS-active treatment. Changes in a brain activity indicator (e.g. EEG cordance) are used to predict the adverse effects of treatment based on an experimentally derived cutoff value. For example, a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100016752 - System and method for neurological activity signature determination, discrimination, and detection: A system and method are provided for automatically correlating neurological activity to a predetermined physiological response. The system includes at least one sensor operable to sense signals indicative of the neurological activity, and a processing engine coupled to the sensor. The processing engine is operable in a first system mode... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100016753 - Systems and methods for portable neurofeedback: Systems and methods for portable neurofeedback are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a neurofeedback system includes sensors for capturing, recording and transmitting brain electrical activity; and a portable device for receiving, processing and displaying in real-time the brain electrical activity, wherein the brain electrical activity is provided visually on the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100016754 - Impaired subject detection system: A system for detecting abnormal eye movement in a subject to indicate possible impairment of the subject. The subject may be presented with a visual pattern to observe. The visual pattern may cause the subject's eyes to move. Images of the eye movements may be captured. An eye motion pattern... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100016755 - Method and apparatus for tinnitus evaluation: Methods, articles of manufacture, and systems for evaluating tinnitus are disclosed herein. According to various embodiments, a tinnitus evaluation system may include a tinnitus evaluation module configured to perform one or more tinnitus evaluation tests. A tinnitus evaluation test may comprise generating a first single-frequency sound based at least in... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100016756 - Pressure sensor operating in a fluid medium: A pressure sensor and a method of measuring pressure signals in a fluid medium. The pressure sensor comprises a sensing element for transducing pressure signals to electric signals and a mechanical amplifier connected to the sensing element, comprising an immersed appendage and a transmission element. The sensing element is enclosed... Agent: Appelfeld Zer Fisher

20100016757 - Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100016758 - Device for sampling biological tissue for the identification of animals: The invention relates to a device for sampling biological tissue (1) to be used in a label for marking animals. The device comprises: a hollow needle (3) having a cutting edge (36) at one end, capable of sampling a biological tissue sample when the sampling device is inserted into the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100016759 - Device and method for measuring and treating the rigidity and erection of a penis and arterial-venous flows: A measuring method enables the strength of the erector muscles (EM) causing the rigidity of the penis (P) of a patient and the arterial and venous variation ensuring the erection of the penis (P) of the patient to be measured and reinforced by placing a sensor (2, 50) around the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100016760 - Urethra gauge and methods of manufacture, and operation thereof: A urethra gauge for measuring an inner size of a urinary tract. The gauge permits a clinician to measure the size of the urethral lumen (proximal to an outer orifice of the urethra) before a catheterization is performed. Selecting a properly-sized catheter for insertion into a patient by measuring the... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

  
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20100010287 - Brachytherapy device with one or more toroidal balloons: The disclosure is directed to catheter devices and methods for controlled application of irradiation to tissue adjacent a body site, such as cavity after removal of tissue, e.g. cancer. The catheter device includes one or more inflatable, toroidal balloons on the distal shaft section of the device which surrounds and... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100010288 - Highly precise and low level signal-generating drivers, systems, and methods of use: Apparatus and method for providing and using a highly precise and low level driver. In one described embodiment, a driver for a magnetic field generating device is provided, the driver including a first digital to analog converter and a second digital to analog converter; a differential amplifier configured to receive... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100010289 - medical hypnosis device for controlling the administration of a hypnosis experience: A medical hypnosis device (20) for controlling the administration of a hypnosis experience to a user is described. The device comprises outputting means (24) for outputting a first type of content via one or more media channels to a sensory output device (28a, 28b) for presentation to the user and... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100010290 - Smooth muscle implant for managing a medical condition: The present invention relates to an implant for managing a medical condition. In particular, it relates to medical treatments which employ smooth muscle implant and discloses a method of augmenting a smooth muscle implant for management of a human medical condition. Augmentation may be by a number of methods. It... Agent: Jones Day

20100010291 - Implantable pump system with calibration: A system for facilitating obesity control includes an inflatable gastric banding device, a fluid reservoir couplable to the inflatable portion, and an implantable fluid handling device coupled to the fluid reservoir and the inflatable portion. The fluid handling device includes remotely operable components housed in a biocompatible housing. The fluid... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100010292 - Sexual stimulation device: A sexual stimulation device comprises a casing (2) in which is contained a vibrator unit and connection means in the form of gripping limbs (6, 7) for holding the device to the penis. The connection means extend about the penis in a connection place (P) and a longitudinal axis (c)... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100010293 - Treatment method: A treatment method on tissues in a body cavity includes: a first step of forming a hole for communicating first body tissue with second body tissue while both are in close contact with each other; and a second step of endoscopically inserting a treatment device into the second body tissue... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100010296 - Endoluminal treatment method and associated surgical assembly including tissue occlusion device: A surgical instrument includes a hollow member having a sidewall provided with a window and a closure member movably connected to the hollow member for alternately covering and uncovering the window. The hollow member has a first clamping surface along an edge of the window, while the closure member has... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100010297 - Endoluminal treatment method and associated surgical assembly including tissue occlusion device: A surgical instrument includes a hollow member having a sidewall provided with a window and a closure member movably connected to the hollow member for alternately covering and uncovering the window. The hollow member has a first clamping surface along an edge of the window, while the closure member has... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100010294 - Temporarily positionable medical devices: A temporarily positionable device includes a temporarily positionable body and an attachment mechanism formed integral with the temporarily positionable body. The attachment mechanism is to attach to body tissue. The attachment mechanism includes a fastener integral with the temporarily positionable body to attach the temporarily positionable body to the body... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010295 - Treatment tool: This treatment tool having: an inserted part that can be inserted and passed through an endoscope, in which a treatment part for carrying out a specific treatment on a tissue is provided to the distal end of the inserted part which is passed through the endoscope and disposed inside the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100010298 - Endoscopic translumenal flexible overtube: Apparatus, system, and method for use with an endoscope are disclosed. A flexible overtube having a proximal end and a distal end defines a hollow lumen therebetween to receive a flexible shaft portion of an endoscope therein. The proximal end of the flexible overtube is configured to remain outside of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010299 - Endoscopic translumenal articulatable steerable overtube: An apparatus having an elongate hollow metal body extending along a longitudinal axis is disclosed. The hollow body defines a central opening and has a predetermined wall thickness. A pattern of laser cut slits is formed into the body. The slits define a plurality of articulatable elements. The plurality of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010300 - Device, system and method for orienting a sensor in-vivo: A device, system, and method may orient a device in-vivo. A ballast or other weight may be rotatable or otherwise movable within a ballast chamber within a device. An induced magnetic field may be used to shift and/or rotate the ballast weight. Rotation and/or shifting of the ballast weight may... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100010302 - Endoscopic reflector: A reflector for an endoscopic tool, which is made, for example of a framework or a balloon and reflects an image proximal to the tip to an imager at or near a tip of the endoscope. In some embodiments, the reflector distorts the image, which may be corrected using software.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100010301 - Solid state variable direction of view endoscope: An endoscope with a wide angle lens that comprises an optical axis that is angularly offset from a longitudinal axis of the endoscope such that the optical axis resides at an angle greater than zero degrees to the longitudinal axis. The wide angle lens system simultaneously gathers an endoscopic image... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100010303 - Inflatable access device: A surgical instrument can be used to dilate a tissue within the body of a patient to create a working space within the body to allow a surgeon to easily advance an endoscope into a patient's body. In various embodiments, the surgical instrument can include a balloon capable of transitioning... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010304 - System for guiding capsule medical device: A system for guiding capsule medical device is provided with a capsule medical device, a magnetic guidance device, and an image display device. The capsule medical device is provided with an imaging unit for imaging an in-vivo image of a subject and a permanent magnet magnetized in a known direction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100010305 - System for guiding capsule medical device: A system for guiding capsule medical device is provided with a capsule medical device, a magnetic guidance device, an operation input unit, a control device, and an image display device. The capsule medical device is includes therein a first and second imaging units that image images in imaging directions different... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100010306 - System for guiding capsule medical device: A system for guiding capsule medical device includes a capsule medical device that includes a capsule casing including an imaging unit and a permanent magnet magnetized in a direction relatively fixed with respect to an upward and downward direction of an imaging surface of the imaging unit. The capsule medical... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100010307 - Intubation tube: An interventional aid for medical interventions, including a tube body with a tube jacket which permits intubation and which, while leaving a lumen to permit ventilation, includes a functional aid for performing an interventional function. The functional aid includes an orientation mechanism orienting the tube body during the medical intervention.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100010308 - Hygiene protector for endoscopes, endoscope with hygiene protector, and method for fitting a hygiene protector onto an endoscope: The invention relates to a hygiene protection for endoscopes having at least one working channel (14), wherein the hygiene protection (2) comprises on its distal end a cap (15) with a working channel tube (17) arranged thereon and a protective sheath (21) connected to the cap (15). The hygiene protection... Agent: Mark J Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio

20100010309 - Endoscope bend tube and endoscope including the bend tube: An endoscope bend tube includes a plurality of node rings, wherein contact portions at which neighboring ones of the node rings are pit in contact are provided between the neighboring node rings, and the plurality of node rings are coupled to be pivotable about pivotal center axes which correspond to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100010311 - Methods and apparatus for efficient purging: Methods and apparatus for efficient purging from an imaging hood are described which facilitate the visualization of tissue regions through a clear fluid. Such a system may include an imaging hood having one or more layers covering the distal opening and defines one or more apertures which control the infusion... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100010310 - Methods and devices for maintaining visibility and providing irrigation and/or suction during surgical procedures: Methods and devices are provided for providing irrigation and/or suction to a surgical site and maintaining clear visibility through a lens of a scoping device during a surgical procedure. In general, the methods and devices can allow for a surgical instrument to maintain visibility during a surgical procedure using a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100010312 - Device and method for uniform in vivo illumination: An in vivo imaging device comprises a viewing window, an illumination unit, a lens holder and a light guide. The light guide may be positioned to create uniformly dispersed illumination and to eliminate backscatter from the viewing window. The light guide may guide light from the illumination unit to a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100010313 - Medical endoscope with heated window: A medical endoscope (1) fitted with an optics duct (4) receiving an optical system (9, 10) enclosed by a system tube (6), the distal end of the optics duct (4) being closed by a window (5) to the inner surface of which is mounted an electrical heater (11), characterized in... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100010314 - Endoscopic system featuring fiber-pumped fluorescent illumination: Disclosed is an endoscopic system comprising an excitation beam source located in a proximal supply unit, an optical radiation transmission path in an insertion piece, and a fluorescence converter at the distal end. A laser diode that emits in the shortwave visible spectral range is used as an excitation beam... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100010315 - Surgical access instruments for use with delicate tissues: Surgical instruments providing access to delicate tissue, such as brain tissue or breast tissue, through a transcutaneous incision. A surgical apparatus may have a hollow sleeve retractor extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal retractor end to a distal retractor end and an introducer having a proximal introducer end... Agent: Hunton & Williams/new York Intellectual Property Dept.

20100010319 - Clinician decision support system: A bedside patient monitor comprises a clinician support system. The clinician support system comprises at least one of the following modules of: a disease-specified decision module (11), disease-specified treatment module (13) or disease-specified observation module (15). The bedside monitor comprises a first interface (105) for manual patient-related input and a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100010316 - Differential diagnosis of neuropsychiatric conditions: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating neuropsychiatric diagnoses. Quantitative information describing diagnostic characteristics associated with a patient is generated based on an analysis of a set of patient scans. The quantitative information comprises a set of indictors associated with regions of interest in the set... Agent: Ibm - End Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20100010318 - Identifying products containing a food item that cause a food sensitivity: In one aspect a mobile health monitor that indicates that a food product is suitable for a sufferer of a food sensitivity is provided. The mobile health monitor includes a reader that reads the barcode of the food product, a database having information about a plurality of food products to... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (sen)

20100010320 - Mobile medical workstation and a temporarily associating mobile computing device: A system, method and software instructions that enable a mobile computing device to communicate with and search a vital signs measuring device for any physiological data that has been obtained from one or more patients and that has not yet been communicated to another device, such as to a electronic... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100010317 - Self-contained data collection system for emotional response testing: A system and method is provided for providing self-contained data collection systems for emotional response testing of one or more subjects based, for example, on eye properties of the subjects. More particularly, market research may be conducted through testing emotional responses of one or more subjects at one or more... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100010321 - Medical system which includes a backpack pouch: A medical system includes a folding backpack pouch adapted to be carried by a person, a patient monitoring module, and a laptop computer adapted to display a physiological parameter measured by the patient monitoring module. The patient monitoring module and the laptop computer are held by corresponding first and second... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100010322 - Method and system for determining a cerebrovascular autoregulation state of a patient: A method of diagnosing cerebrovascular autoregulation in a patient includes measuring blood pressure of the patient, measuring, non-invasively, venous oxygen content of the patient's brain substantially simultaneously with the measuring blood pressure, correlating the blood pressure and the venous oxygen content measurements in a time domain, and determining a cerebrovascular... Agent: Venable LLP

20100010324 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100010323 - Temperature-compensated in-vivo sensor: A reagent matrix composition disposed on an electrically conductive electrode to form an in-vivo sensor for a predefined analyte includes a first hydrogel layer containing an enzyme that is a substrate for the analyte adjacent the electrically conductive electrode and a composite membrane layer disposed onto the first hydrogel layer... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100010325 - System for noninvasive determination of analytes in tissue: An apparatus and method for noninvasive determination of analyte properties of human tissue by quantitative infrared spectroscopy to clinically relevant levels of precision and accuracy. The system includes subsystems optimized to contend with the complexities of the tissue spectrum, high signal-to-noise ratio and photometric accuracy requirements, tissue sampling errors, calibration... Agent: V Gerald Grafe

20100010326 - Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents: A noninvasive physiological sensor for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a bump interposed between a light source and a photodetector. The bump can be placed in contact with body tissue of a patient and thereby reduce a thickness of the body tissue. As... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010327 - A sensor module for a catheter: A sensor module (130) for a catheter (110), the sensor module (130) comprising a biofilm detection unit (131) adapted for detecting a characteristic of a biofilm (132) and electric circuitry (135, 800) for providing an output signal indicative of a result of the detection.... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100010328 - Probes and sensors for ascertaining blood characteristics and methods and devices for use therewith: A probe for use in a patient having a vessel carrying blood to ascertain characteristics of the blood having a cannula adapted to be inserted into the vessel of the patient. The cannula has a length so that when the distal extremity is in the vessel of the patient the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010329 - Closed loop control system interface and methods: Method and apparatus including calling, retrieving and/or initiating a programmed function in conjunction with execution of one or more commands related to a closed loop control algorithm, receiving one or more data in response to the one or more commands over a data interface, and executing the one or more... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100010331 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100010332 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100010330 - Wireless monitor for a personal medical device system: A monitor device for a fluid infusion system and its operating, display, and data processing characteristics are described herein. One embodiment of the monitor device is used in an insulin infusion system having an insulin infusion pump and a continuous glucose sensor transmitter. The monitor device is configured as a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100010333 - Bipolar, non-vectorial electrocardiography: An improved method for registering the changes in electrical potentials present on the surface of the body in association with the contraction of the heart by recognizing that today's art hypothesis on the genesis of such potentials are unsustainable. The new “Bipolar non-Vectorial Leads” are obtained by paring a distal... Agent: Jorge Hernando Ordonez-smith

20100010334 - Spinal access and neural localization: A method for locating neural tissue in a patient body may involve: advancing a probe along a natural tissue interface between the neural tissue and another tissue in the body, the probe having a first surface oriented toward the neural tissue and a second surface oriented away from the neural... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100010335 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing cancer using electromagnetic wave: A cancer diagnostic apparatus using electromagnetic waves includes: a plurality of antennas configured to transmit an electromagnetic wave signal to a human body and receive the electromagnetic wave signal from the human body; a switching unit configured to switch the antennas to a transmit mode or a receive mode; a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100010336 - Method and system for diagnosis of neuropsychiatric disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), autism, and schizophrenia: A method and system for medical imaging of neuropsychiatric disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and schizophrenia. Noninvasive, in vivo methods identify novel brain molecular biomarkers of normal neurodevelopment in order to determine molecular underpinnings of abnormal neurodevelopment. The described brain molecular biomarkers will aid in the presymptomatic... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.

20100010337 - Combined pet/mri device, component and local coil: A combined PET/MRI device is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the PET/MRI device includes an MRI unit for exciting nuclear spins in an examination volume and for receiving signals generated by the excitation in the examination volume, and a PET unit with a detector which surrounds the examination volume... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100010338 - Implantable medical device orientation detection utilizing an external magnet and a 3d accelerometer sensor: A method and device for detecting the implanted orientation of an implantable medical device (IMD) in a patient. IMD includes an accelerometer for measuring acceleration signals in three orthogonal directional axes. A y-axis orientation of IMD is determined from the measured accelerometer signals using a gravitational force analysis. IMD includes... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010339 - Method and device for easy access to subintimally implanted vascular access ports: The present invention relates to a novel vascular access port for administering chemotherapeutics and the like that are subintimally implanted and attached to the fascia. By inclusion of one or more UV fluorescing polymers in the port a healthcare worker can shine a UV light in the area of the... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC

20100010340 - Hand-held optical probe based imaging system with 3d tracking facilities: The claimed method and system uses a hand-held based optical process to image large tissue volumes using a flexible probe head, increased data acquisition using multi-source illumination and multi-detector sensing, and tomographic reconstruction of sub-surface structures of a target object using ultrasonic tracking facilities.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100010341 - Biopsy marker with in situ-generated imaging properties: A biopsy marker having radio-opaque properties that are derived in situ, based on a natural a biological response, such as for example, calcification, accumulation or tissue-concentration of a chemical agent so as to provide an imaging contrast. A biodegradable foam such as collagen foam or gelatin foam is embedded with... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100010342 - Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging: The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting a substantial acoustic signature from... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100010343 - Detection of radiation labeled sites using a radiation detection probe or camera incorporating a solid state photo-multiplier: Intraoperative radiation detection probes and cameras for use in surgical or transcutaneous procedures or procedures incorporating probes inserted through body orifices to aid in the location, detection and removal of radiation labeled cells, abnormal tissue or deposits thereon incorporate solid state or silicon photomultiplier (SSPM, or SiPM) devices to provide... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100010344 - Enhanced ultrasound data processing in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for ultrasound data processing in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mapping table, in which linear operation information is associated with a plurality of diagnostic modes, is stored in a storage unit. If there is an instruction to select at least one of the diagnostic modes,... Agent: Jones Day

20100010345 - Recovery function of parameters in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for performing a recovery function of parameters in an ultrasound system are disclosed. An input unit may allow a user to input instructions. The instructions include a setting instruction for setting values of a plurality of parameters and a recovery instruction for recovering the parameter values to previously set... Agent: Jones Day

20100010346 - System and method for non-invasively measuring tissue viscoelasticity using surface waves: A system and method for assessing tissue health based on the viscoelastic properties of the tissue. Surface waves are induced in the tissue and their propagation characteristics are then measured. The tissue viscoelastic properties are then determined from the surface wave measurements using a surface model.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100010349 - Image depth setting in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for setting an image depth in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage unit stores a mapping table of image depth information and gestation information. A user input unit receives input information from a user. A control unit retrieves from the storage unit image depth information... Agent: Jones Day

20100010347 - Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting user input left ventricle points: A method and system for optimizing user input points that identify points within an image of a left ventricle of a heart includes identifying user input points on an image. The user input points include an apical point and left and right basal points positioned proximate to an endocardium of... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100010348 - Systems and methods for visualization of an ultrasound probe relative to an object: Systems and methods for visualization of an ultrasound probe relative to an object are provided. The system includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire ultrasound data. The system further includes a display configured to display an ultrasound image based on the ultrasound data and a graphical representation of the ultrasound... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100010350 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic image acquisition method: Real-time display of a three-dimensional ultrasonic image in which there is little time delay, power required for transmission of an ultrasonic wave is reduced, and heterogeneousness of received beams is almost solved is performed by executing multi-beam reception while performing frequency demodulation of a reflected wave obtained as a result... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100010351 - Time of flight estimation method using beamforming for acoustic tomography: It is disclosed an acoustic tomography method to improve the time of flight estimation, said method comprising the steps of: sequentially triggering a set of N transmitters so as to generate a sequence of N acoustic waves through a volume being scanned; receiving each of said acoustic waves after transmission... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100010352 - Ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system with automatic control of penetration, resolution and frame rate: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system and method are presented in which the balance between image resolution and frame rate (Res/Speed) and the balance between image resolution and penetration (Pen/Gen/Res) are automatically adjusted in response to image content. A motion detector analyzes the relative motion between successive images. If the motion... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100010353 - Methods for determining displacement or strain of a target body: The invention is directed toward a new method for estimating and imaging the spatial and temporal mechanical behavior of materials in responses to a mechanical stimulus. This method is designed to work in inherently noisy applications, such as the imaging of the time-dependent mechanical behavior of biological tissues in vivo... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston

20100010354 - Implantable ultrasonic measurement arrangement: An implantable measurement arrangement for intracorporeal acoustic measurement of geometric parameters and motion parameters in and on organs and/or tissues of a patient includes an implantable device, in particular an electromedical device; an implantable sonic transducer for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, the transducer being in signal connection with the... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100010355 - Devices, systems, and methods for mapping organ profiles: Devices, systems, and methods for the localization of body lumen junctions and other intraluminal structure are disclosed. Various embodiments permit clinicians to identify and locate lesions and/or anatomical structures within a lumen and accurately place leads and/or devices within a lumen, through determining the intralumen conductance and/or cross-sectional area at... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100010356 - Blood pressure monitor with remote display: A blood pressure monitor having a wireless transmitter is disclosed. A pressure sensor measures blood pressure data from a target, and the blood pressure data is transmitted to a remote device through the wireless transmitter. In one embodiment, the remote device is a mobile phone or a PDA. An alternate... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20100010357 - Disposable air bag for a blood pressure measuring device and a method of making the same: Also disclosed is a blood pressure measuring device having ABS storing means for storing the stretching characteristics of an air bag as a function of the air volume in the air bag, AABPOA calculating means for calculating the actual pressure on the artery, and systolic/diastolic algorithm calculating means for determining... Agent: Morris Ostrowiecki

20100010358 - System and method for the detection of acute myocardial infarction: A system and method are provided for the detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using a staged approach for accurate and rapid detection. Physiological signals in a patient's body are sensed and corresponding physiological parameters are derived in a staged approach in order to determine the probability that AMI is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010359 - Detecting prolonged myocardial repolarization indicative of cardiac condition: The present invention comprises methods and apparatus for detecting prolonged myocardial repolarization as an indicator of cardiac conditions, including without limitation, transmural ischemia. In some embodiments, without limitation, the present invention comprises methods and apparatus to detect prolonged repolarization using electrocardiographic and electrophysiological tools and measurements.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100010360 - Atrial fibrillation detection: Atrial fibrillation is detected in an electrical signal representative of a beating heart by measuring atrial activity over a time window of three or more beats, measuring beat interval variation over the time window and combining the measures of atrial activity and beat interval variation to produce an indication of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100010361 - System and method for improved ischemia and acute myocardial infarction detection: A system and method are provided for the detection of a heart-related condition by obtaining information in realtime when a condition is initially identified as potentially occurring. A physical exercise and recovery episode is initially detected from physiological signals sensed in a patient. Once detected, a HR-ST segment deviation hysteresis... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010362 - Reuseable snore/air flow sensor: A sensor for use with a polysomnograph in a sleep lab setting is made reusable by laminating a PVDF film and associated lead contacts within a flexible, moisture-impervious plastic envelope that is hermetically sealed about its periphery. Lead terminals within the envelope are adhered to the metalized surfaces of the... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100010365 - Apparatus for analyzing brain wave: To increase intensity of the brain wave signal for detection. Provided is an apparatus for analyzing a brain wave which is installed on a vehicle comprising: a detection unit for detecting the brain wave signal, and separating and analyzing the detected brain wave signal; a discrimination unit for generating a... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100010363 - Determination of neuropsychiatric therapy mechanisms of action: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product of determining mechanisms of action for therapies. A first set of brain scans for each subject in a plurality of subjects generated at a first time period and a second set of brain scans for each subject generated at a second... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100010364 - Device for ambulatory monitoring of brain activity: A device for ambulatory monitoring of brain activity includes a patch secured to a head of a monitoring subject and an electrode secured to the head of the monitoring subject. The electrode produces a signal indicating brain activity of the monitoring subject. The device further includes a signal processor that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100010366 - Method to evaluate psychological responses to visual objects: A method of evaluating the response of a subject to visual features of a visual display, the method including the steps of: (a) presenting a visual display having particular visual features to the subject during a first period; (b) determining brain activity of the subject during the first period; (c)... Agent: MastermindIPLaw PC

20100010367 - System and methods for monitoring during anterior surgery: The present invention involves a system and methods for nerve testing during anterior surgery, including but not limited to anterior disc replacement surgery, nucleus replacement, and interbody fusion.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100010368 - Systems and methods for treating aortic lesions: Devices, systems, and methods for the localization of body lumen junctions and other intraluminal structure are disclosed. Various embodiments permit clinicians to identify and locate lesions and/or anatomical structures within a lumen and accurately place leads and/or devices within a lumen, through determining the intralumen conductance and/or cross-sectional area at... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100010369 - Nervous system monitoring method: A method for monitoring the response of a nervous system of a body to a stimulus. The method comprises collecting a set of voltage measurements between selected areas on a surface of the body whilst current is being passed between selected regions of the surface of the body. The set... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100010371 - Device, system, and method for treating psychiatric disorders: Provided are a device, system, and method for treating a patient having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other such psychiatric disorder. An event being recounted by the patient is recorded and a sensory environment of the patient is controlled so as to administer exposure therapy to the patient. Patient mental... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20100010370 - System and method for calibrating and normalizing eye data in emotional testing: A system and method is provided for calibrating and normalizing eye data of one or more subjects prior to and/or during emotional testing of the subjects. In particular, initially performing one or more calibration or normalization operations prior to an emotional test of a subject may result in accurate evaluations... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100010372 - Porous multiple sample sleeve and blood drawing device for flash detection: A device for drawing fluid from a lumen, and particularly blood from a blood vessel, is disclosed. The device may provide indication of the entry of an intravenous cannula into the lumen. The device may include a central body having an outer wall and an inner fluid passage. The device... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20100010373 - Quantitative analysis of a biological sample of unknown quantity: Disclosed is a method for testing a modified specimen such as a dried blood spot, plasma or serum specimen, for an analyte of interest, such as cholesterol. In accordance with the disclosed subject matter, the level of the analyte of interest in the medium from which the modified specimen was... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20100010374 - Body fluid sampling device - sampling site interface: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100010375 - Device and method for analyzing body fluids: A device for analyzing body fluids comprising a lancing element that can puncture a body part along a lancing axis. The lancing element has a collection volume for collecting body fluid obtained by a puncture and a receiving element that can be loaded with body fluid from the collection volume... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20100010376 - Guide wire loading method and apparatus: A device for loading a guide wire into the open end of a tubular instrument such as a catheter. The device can be a block of material having a groove in its surface. The ends of the guide wire and the tubular instrument are placed into the groove and moved... Agent: Gerald W. Spinks

20100010377 - Guide wire loading method and apparatus with towel attachment mechanism: A device for loading a guide wire into the open end of a tubular instrument, such as a catheter. The device can be a block of material having a groove in its surface. The ends of the guide wire and the tubular instrument are placed into the groove and moved... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100010378 - Apparatus and method for detecting lung sounds using an implanted device: Adventitious lung sounds indicative of lung congestion are detected using an implantable sensor. The sensor is adapted to be positioned adjacent to a pulmonary system and to output signals indicative of lung sounds in response to pulmonary system activity. A controller receives the signals and processes the signals to detect... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100010382 - Blended posture state classification and therapy delivery: Techniques for classification of a posture state of a patient using multiple posture state definitions, and for delivering therapy according to the patient's classified posture state. Detected parameter values describing a patient's posture state are compared to posture state definitions. This comparison is used to determine similarity values describing how... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010379 - Devices and method for monitoring the form of three-dimensional objects: Devices for monitoring the deformation of three-dimensional objects thanks to the presence of sensors integrated in the device are described.... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100010380 - Posture state classification for a medical device: One embodiment relates to a medical device including a sensor to provide signals indicative of a detected posture state of a patient. A memory stores one or more defined vectors, each defined vector being associated with a tolerance describing a relationship with the defined vector. A processor determines a respective... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010381 - Posture state responsive therapy delivery using dwell times: Techniques related to classifying a posture state of a living body are disclosed. One aspect relates to sensing at least one signal indicative of a posture state of a living body. Posture state detection logic classifies the living body as being in a posture state based on the at least... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010383 - Reorientation of patient posture states for posture-responsive therapy: In general, the disclosure relates to medical devices and systems configured to deliver posture-responsive therapy to a patient. For example, a medical system may detect a posture state of a patient and deliver therapy based at least in part on the detected patient posture state. In some examples, the system... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010388 - Associating therapy adjustments with intended patient posture states: The disclosure described techniques for associating therapy adjustments with intended patient posture states. The techniques may include receiving a patient therapy adjustment to a parameter of a therapy program that defines electrical stimulation therapy delivered to the patient, identifying a posture state of the patient, and associating the patient therapy... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010386 - Data rejection for posture state analysis: The disclosure describes techniques for data rejection for posture state analysis. The techniques may include storing posture state data sensed by a medical device for a patient, rejecting any portion of the posture state data that was stored during a session that was shorter than a session threshold, and generating... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010390 - Dwell time adjustments for posture state-responsive therapy: A medical device detects a patient posture state and adjusts therapy based on the detected posture state. A patient posture state may be transient. To avoid adjusting therapy in response to transient posture states, a dwell time may be imposed. Using the dwell time, only those posture states that are... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010389 - Generation of proportional posture information over multiple time intervals: The disclosure describes techniques for generation of proportional posture information over multiple time intervals. The techniques may include obtaining posture state data sensed by a medical device for a patient during delivery of therapy by the medical device, determining durations for which the patient occupied each of a plurality of... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010385 - Generation of sleep quality information based on posture state data: This disclosure describes techniques for generation of sleep quality information based on posture state data. The techniques may include obtaining posture state data sensed by a medical device for a patient, generating sleep quality information based on lying posture state changes indicated by the posture state data, and presenting the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010392 - Modification profiles for posture-responsive therapy: In general, the disclosure describes techniques for modifying therapy provided to a patient by a medical device. The techniques may be applicable to electrical stimulation therapy or other therapies. Modification of therapy may include adjustment of one or more therapy parameter values that define one or more characteristics of stimulation... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010387 - Obtaining baseline patient information: The disclosure relates to a method and system for obtaining baseline patient information. In some examples, a method may include acquiring first patient data, wherein the first patient data comprises at least one of first posture state data indicative of a plurality of posture states of a patient during a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010384 - Posture state detection using selectable system control parameters: Techniques for detecting and classifying a posture state of a patient are disclosed, wherein a posture state includes at least one of a posture and/or an activity state related to motion. In one embodiment, one or more signals indicative of at least one of posture and activity state of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010391 - Posture state redefinition based on posture data: The disclosure is directed towards posture-responsive therapy. To avoid interruptions in effective therapy, an implantable medical device may include a posture state module that detects the posture state of the patient and automatically adjusts therapy parameter values according to the detected posture state. A system may include a memory that... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

  
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20100004499 - Methods and devices for minimally-invasive extraocular delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye: Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye including a cannula comprising a distal portion connected to a proximal portion and a means for advancing a radionuclide brachytherapy source (RBS) toward the tip of the distal portion; a method of introducing radiation to... Agent: Nguyen & Tarbet

20100004500 - Systems and methods for varying electromagnetic and adjunctive neural therapies: Systems and methods for varying electromagnetic and adjunctive neural therapies are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes applying electromagnetic signals to a target neural population of a patient over a first period of time in accordance with a first mode (e.g., including signal delivery to the central... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

20100004501 - Ventricular assist device and related methods: A method and system are provided for percutaneously gaining access to oxygenated blood with an anastomosis device and pumping such oxygenated blood to other arterial regions of the vascular system via an LVAD system. In one embodiment, a system may include an anastomosis device extending through an opening of the... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP/coherex Medical

20100004502 - Grommet structure in incubator: In this invention, a grommet structure in an incubator includes a grommet attaching portion provided to the enclosure of the incubator and a grommet member attached to the grommet attaching portion. The grommet member includes a longitudinal member holding incision to hold a longitudinal member such as an oxygen supply... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100004503 - Apparatus and a method of enhancing a person's sporting ability: This invention relates a recording that is adapted to enhance a person's ability to perform one or more surfing related tasks. The recording includes a hypnotic stage that includes words and/or phrases and/or sentences and/or sounds that are adapted to induce a state of hypnosis in the person when the... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100004504 - Epicardial clip: An epicardial clip for reshaping the annulus of the mitral valve of a heart. The epicardial clip includes a curved member having an anterior segment configured to be positioned in the transverse sinus of the heart, a posterior segment configured to be positioned on the posterior side of the heart,... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20100004505 - Endoscope apparatus: When an operation instruction is input by a first (second) control output instruction input device, locus calculation means calculates a locus of movement of a first (second) therapeutic device on the basis of any one of joint sections, which is instructed to operate. On the basis of a calculation result... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100004506 - Tissue visualization and manipulation systems: Tissue visualization and manipulation systems are described herein. Such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration. In use, the imaging hood is placed against or adjacent to a region of tissue to be imaged in a body lumen that is... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100004507 - Endoscope device and endoscopic image distortion correction method: The present invention is an endoscope device in which a portion of the optical system can be changed using an optical adaptor, provided with: an image pickup member for capturing an image that is input from an optical system that incorporates a reference scope or user scope, and an optical... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100004508 - Multijointed bending mechanism and multijointed medical equipment having multijointed bending mechanism: A multijointed bending mechanism having a first bending piece, a second bending piece connected to the first bending piece so as to be rotatable around a first rotation shaft, a third bending piece connected to the second bending piece so as to be rotatable around a second rotation shaft, at... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100004509 - Multijointed bending mechanism and multijointed medical equipment having multijointed bending mechanism: A multijointed bending mechanism having a first bending piece, a second bending piece connected to the first bending piece so as to be rotatable around a first rotation shaft, a third bending piece connected to the second bending piece so as to be rotatable around a second rotation shaft, at... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100004510 - Endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus and liquid supply mouthpiece: An endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus of the present invention includes a first channel member in which a projection portion abuts on a fitting surface in a channel mouthpiece, and a first channel internally provided communicates with a suction channel inside the channel mouthpiece, a second channel member which is... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100004511 - Variable spectroscopy element, spectroscopy apparatus, and endoscope system: Desired spectral characteristics are achieved while achieving reduced size and decreased noise, and detecting the distance between optical substrates with superior precision. Provided is a variable spectroscopy element (1) including optical coating layers (3) provided on opposing surfaces, which face each other, of first and second optical substrates (4a, 4b)... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100004512 - Coupling and endoscope system having the same: An object is to provide a coupling that prevents connection failure of a scope and a light source device and that is compatible with existing scopes as well as to provide an endoscope system having the same. A coupling employed includes a columnar plug and a socket into which the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100004513 - Apparatus and methods relating to expanded dynamic range imaging endoscope systems: The apparatus and methods herein provide light sources and endoscopy systems that can improve the quality of images and the ability of users to distinguish desired features when viewing tissues by providing methods and apparatus that improve the dynamic range of images from endoscopes, in particular endoscopes that have dynamic... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100004514 - Intubation laryngoscope with two-sided blade: Intubation laryngoscope comprises blade (201) including upper elongated part (206) and lower longitudinal part (211) disposed below upper elongated part (206) between its left (207) and right (209) edges. Lower longitudinal part (211) along with a right portion of upper elongated part (206) form right passageway (213), and lower longitudinal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100004515 - Classification of severity of medical condition by wavelet based multi-resolution analysis: A system and method are provided for classifying the severity of a medical condition detected by a medical device using wavelet based multi-resolution analysis of biomedical signals. Biomedical signals are converted into a set of wavelet coefficients including scales of wavelet coefficients at different resolutions ranging from a finest scale... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100004516 - Method and system for monitoring physiological status: A method for monitoring physiological status is applied to a laptop to form a monitoring system. A sensor is disposed on the laptop adjacent to a keyboard of the laptop. The sensor is provided for sensing user's physiological signal and a detection circuit is utilized for converting the physiological signal... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100004517 - Non-invasive method and apparatus for determining a physiological parameter: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for the non-invasive analysis of physiological attributes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, respiratory response, body composition, and blood chemistry analytes including glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, and oxygen saturation. Using a combination of multi-functioning disparate sensors, such as optical and... Agent: Marks & Clerk

20100004518 - Heat sink for noninvasive medical sensor: A noninvasive physiological sensor for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a bump interposed between a light source and a photodetector. The bump can be placed in contact with body tissue of a patient and thereby reduce a thickness of the body tissue. As... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004519 - Noise shielding for a noninvasive device: A noninvasive physiological sensor for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a bump interposed between a light source and a photodetector. The bump can be placed in contact with body tissue of a patient and thereby reduce a thickness of the body tissue. As... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004520 - Method and apparatus for foreign matter detection for blood content sensors: Apparatus and methods for detecting and removing foreign matter on an in vivo blood content sensor window utilizing time and wavelength techniques to provide more beneficial information to an operator to facilitate for more accurate blood content readings.... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20100004522 - Continuously wearable compact blood glucose measuring device: A wearable blood glucose measuring device based device and kit that incorporates non-continuous, invasive, electrochemical glucose test strip technologies for measuring blood glucose concentrations. The device can be inconspicuously worn due to its compact nature and integration into commonly worn articles such as watches, bracelets, armbands, wristbands, and the like.... Agent: Law Office Of Tracy P. Jong

20100004521 - Implantable voltaic cell: The invention provides a voltaic cell for implantation into the body of a subject that oxidizes oxidizable biological material to generate current to do work. The voltaic cell comprises a biologically inert shell having an inner compartment containing a cathodic environment and an anodic environment on the outer surface of... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100004523 - Active, radiating low frequency implantable sensor and radio tag system: A low frequency implantable sensor and radio tag system, includes a sensor device which in turn includes: storage storing information including information identifying the device; an apparatus, coupled to the transceiver, for measuring a body condition for transmission to a reader; a transceiver, coupled to the storage, the transceiver operating... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20100004524 - Sensor: A sensor for sensing physiological signal from outside the human body, said sensor comprising an electrode for abutment against the skin; and a transmission conductor electrically connected to said electrode, said transmission conductor formed from a flexible material, wherein in use a substrate is disposed between the skin and said... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100004525 - Medical catheter with several poles or electrodes: A medical catheter (1) that has, on its distal end (2), several poles (3) or electrodes that are arranged axially one next to the other and that are used for stimulating and/or detecting potentials from an organ of the human body. A coil made from as many parallel running, electrically... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100004526 - Abnormality finding in projection images: The present invention includes a utility for determining the severity of a stenosis in a blood vessel. In one aspect, a method for improving DSA image quality includes: (1) registration of the mask and bolus images prior to subtracting procedure to reduce the artifacts from misalignment; (2) enhancement of the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100004527 - Identifying white matter fiber tracts using magnetic resonance imaging (mri): Systems, methods, and software are used for identifying fibers based at least in part on magnetic resonance imaging. A fiber tract atlas for a nervous system includes atlas voxels that each represent a different volume element of the nervous system; a first atlas voxel represents a first volume element of... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100004528 - Interventional device for rf ablation for use in rf fields: A interventional device for RF ablation for use in a RF electrical and/or magnetic field especially of a MR imaging system is disclosed, comprising an ablation catheter which is preferably trackable or can be guided or visualized in the image generated by the MR imaging system by means of a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100004529 - Process and apparatus for draping breast mri imaging coils: A draping provides at least partial and preferably complete coverage of MRI coils, an MRI table and an MRI support system thereby protecting a patient and the equipment. Draping notch fold down flaps may be pushed into shaped apertures of an MRI apparatus by the patient's breast due to the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100004530 - Apparatus and method for position sensing: An improved apparatus and method for position sensing of a medical tracker device are presented. The apparatus and method are designed to constrain, rotate, and track the position of a medical tool. o improve the position sensing of the tracker, a joint that provides two degrees of freedom may use... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100004531 - Measurement catheter: Enables a measurement catheter configured to hold a package such as an optical tomographic module and/or blood flow velocity module. May hold any package reduced to a size small enough to fit in a blood vessel. Example packages include an optical transmitter and receiver/detectors that enable internal optical tomographic images... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100004532 - Radiation therapy tattooing system for patient positioning: The present invention provides a three section skin marking system combining target placement, lancing, marking, cleanup and protective bandaging comprising a positioning target, an ink application pad and a bandage pad, wherein the ink application pad is attached to the positioning target and the bandage pad is attached to the... Agent: Gomez International Patent Office, LLC

20100004533 - Fluid injector system: Fluid injector systems used for a variety of imaging and injection procedures are disclosed. The systems may include separate modules or assemblies that may be located in different rooms of a hospital or imaging facility. Various single use and multiple use components may also be used with the modules or... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100004534 - Medical fluid injector having a thermo-mechanical drive: A medical fluid injector and methods for operation thereof. In certain embodiments, the medical fluid injector includes a medium that is expandable and contractible in response to a thermal gradient, a thermal device coupled to the medium, and a syringe interface coupled to the medium. The thermal device may include... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100004535 - Dual keyboard input device and movable cart having the same mounted thereon: Disclosed is an ultrasonic diagnostic device. The ultrasonic diagnostic device includes a cart, a desk formed on an upper portion of the cart, and including at least one detachable member, and a main body mounted on the desk, including at least one of a button input part and a screen... Agent: Jones Day

20100004536 - Method and apparatus for ultrasound tissue treatment: Disclosed is a method of treatment of soft tissue where at least two ultrasound transducers are applied to a tissue protrusion and operated to emit the protrusion ultrasound radiation in pulse or continuous operation mode. At least one of the transducers receives a portion of the ultrasound power emitted by... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100004537 - Procedures for an ultrasonic arc scanning apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods of rapidly obtaining ultrasonic images of the eye using a set of procedural options that can be automated by a positioning mechanism that can be controlled by software.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100004538 - Compound scanning head for an ultrasonic scanning apparatus: In one embodiment, the invention is directed to an ultrasound transducer whose holding device moves along a guide track while transducer on the end of the holing device oscillates about a known position during ultrasound transmission and receiving. In this embodiment, most refractive eye components including zonules and their connection... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100004539 - User interface for ultrasound mammographic imaging: Methods and related apparatuses are described for acquiring and displaying ultrasound mammographic image information. The system includes an ultrasound image acquisition device having at least one ultrasonic transducer positionable by a user on breast tissue of a patient so as to provide sonographic information of the breast tissue. A processing... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100004540 - Dual path processing for optimal speckle tracking: This invention relates generally to an improved system and method that combines enhancing and mitigating techniques for speckle tracking, for obtaining a series of images of the movement of a target, such as tissue, over time. The method comprises steps of transmitting sound waves into the human body and outputting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100004541 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus that can generate and display 3D ultrasound image data of superior image quality in real time is provided. To achieve a high volume rate for acquiring 3D ultrasound image data, the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus performs 3D scans on a 3D region of an object while sequentially... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100004542 - System and method for ultrasound color doppler imaging: Systems and methods for color Doppler imaging in an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed herein. An ultrasound imaging system includes color Doppler imaging circuitry. The color Doppler imaging circuitry is configured to estimate flow parameters. The imaging circuitry includes a radio frequency (“RF”) demodulator configured to produce in-phase and quadrature... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100004543 - Ultrasound probe cover and method for its manufacture: An ultrasound probe cover including a flexible polymer tube member having an open first end and a second end closed by a top member of preferably same material. The originally separate tube and top members are joined to each other adhesively, such as by welding or by use of an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100004544 - Optical tomographic imaging probe, and optical tomographic imaging apparatus using the same: To enable OCT imaging inside a blood vessel without having to block blood flow, through the use of an optical tomographic imaging probe including: a tubular probe outer casing; an optical fiber disposed inside the probe outer casing in an axial direction of the probe outer casing; a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100004545 - Method of evaluating metabolism of the eye: A method and apparatus for measuring the retinal auto-fluorescence of a subject retina includes an excitation light source for providing an excitation light at a wavelength of at least 450 nm and an image capture device for recording an ocular auto-fluorescence signal generated in response to the excitation light. The... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100004546 - Finger arterial elasticity measuring program, finger arterial elasticity measuring device and finger arterial elasticity mesauring method: MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS: A computer functioning by a finger arterial elasticity measuring program includes a pulse wave data memory unit 42, a cuff pressure data memory unit 43, a normalized pulse volume (NPV) calculating unit 52 for dividing an amplitude (ΔI) of an alternate component of a pulse... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20100004547 - Ecg system for use in ecg signal measurement of intra-cardiac ecg using a catheter: An ECG system is used in ECG signal measurement of intra-cardiac ECG using a catheter. The system includes a lead signal switch for disconnecting an amplifier input terminal from a reference point and reconnecting the input terminal to a patient limb electrode. An ECG signal processor amplifies the difference of... Agent: Jack Schwartz & Associates, PLLC

20100004548 - Processing of biosignal: An apparatus for use in connection with biosignal measurement from the skin of a living object, comprising means for applying a test input impedance to the biosignal measurement, means for determining a response of a biosignal characteristics to the test input impedance, and means for setting a usage input impedance... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100004549 - System and method of serial comparison for detection of long qt syndrome (lqts): The present disclosure includes a system and method of detecting LQTS in a patient by comparing a collected set of ECG data from the patient to a plurality of databases of collected ECG data. The plurality of databases will include a database containing previous ECGs from the patient, a known... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100004550 - Binary logistic mixed model for complex fractionated atrial electrogram procedures: Methods and systems are provided for locating arrhythmogenic cardiac focus. A training set of electrical signal data is acquired and automatically analyzed to identify CFAE locations. The data representing the CFAE locations are and subjected to determinations of medical significance, such as ablation decisions, by a battery of physicians. The... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100004551 - Device for using saved frequency information: The invention relates to a device for applying saved frequency information in the form of modulated magnetic fields and/or modulated light to the body, wherein the device comprises at least one transceiver, one display, one memory, one control electronic, one D/A-converter, and a coil (6) for the application of modulated... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100004553 - Device for eliminating liquid condensation in a mouthpiece: In a device for elimination of liquid condensation in a mouthpiece intended to be used in the analysis of exhalation air a tube shaped body of a heat conducting material is provided with heating means and is circumvented by a mouthpiece preferably for one time use.... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100004552 - Method and device for the determination of breath frequency: The present invention provides a method for determining the respiratory rate of a patient comprising the steps of determining at least two time dependent respiratory signals by at least two different methods as well as a determining of a respiratory rate on the basis of the at least two time... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100004555 - Apparatuses and methods for extracting chemicals from the oral cavity and breath: The present disclosure generally pertains to chemical extraction apparatuses and methods for extracting volatile, semi-volatile, and non-volatile chemicals from a user's oral cavity. In one exemplary embodiment, a chemical extraction apparatus is composed of absorbent material, which is positioned within the oral cavity of a user for a period of... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20100004554 - Multi-functional, discrete and mutually exclusive method for determining the parameters of gases in a gaseous mixture and the device for realizing the proposed method: e

20100004556 - Brain wave identification method adjusting device and method: An electroencephalogram interface system (1) includes an interface section (100) which acquires an electroencephalogram signal from a user, distinguishes a P3 component of a visual event-related potential contained in the electroencephalogram signal after a manipulation menu is presented, and operates a device based on the distinguished P3 component. An electroencephalogram... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100004557 - Method for diagnosis and treatment of processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances and abnormal postures: Methods for diagnosis and treatment are provided for a patient having processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances or abnormal postures. In one embodiment, a patient is identified having retinal signal problems creating at least one negative medical condition. Then, at least a portion of the patient's lacrimal drainage system is blocked... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100004558 - Medical tool for reduced penetration force with feedback means: A medical device for reducing the force necessary to penetrate living being tissue using a variety of reciprocating motion actuators, including piezoelectric, voice coil, solenoids, pneumatics or fluidics. The reciprocating actuator drives a penetrating member, such as a needle, through the tissue at a reduced force while the device detects... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100004559 - Biosensor cartridge, method of using biosensor cartridge, biosensor device, and needle integral sensor: A biosensor cartridge capable of making the collected amount of a sample required for measurement into a small quantity to reduce a user's burden, and easily collecting and measuring a sample of a puncture hole without requiring the operation of bringing a sample collection opening close to the puncture hole... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100004560 - Confuser crown skin pricker: A blood sampling device designed to divert attention from the pain involved in the puncture of the skin tissue by increasing comfort when lancing the skin by affecting the sensation and perception of pain. Projections on the distal end of a skin pricker contact the skin surface to confuse the... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100004562 - Composite guidewire withdrawn and filled tube construction: The present invention is directed to an intracorporeal device, preferably a guidewire, and method for making the device. The guidewire of the present invention is formed, at least in part, of a composite elongate core formed, at least in part, of precipitation hardened material. The elongate core members of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100004561 - Guide wire: A guide wire is comprised of a flexible elongate wire body. The wire body has a plurality of protruding portions n the external surface and recessed portions between the adjacent protruding portions. The protruding portions possess a friction coefficient smaller than that of the recessed portions.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100004563 - Graduated compression device for the treatment of circulatory disorders: A method of applying therapeutic compression to a patient's body limb, by: (a) measuring the dimensions of a patient's body limb; (b) determining a desired compression profile for the patient's body limb; and (c) forming a compression device comprising a plurality of tension bands dimensioned to be wrapped around the... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

20100004565 - Sensor arrangement for home rehabilitation: A sensor arrangement for home rehabilitation in particular after a stroke comprising at least two sensors. The sensors are attached to the user's body. Each sensor includes—a receiver for receiving a first signal being generated from a source outside the sensor 10 arrangement—a sensor processing unit processing the first signal... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100004564 - Wound measuring device: This invention relates to a wound measuring device, comprising a transparent, flexible and bendable sheet (1) with at least a first edge (3), a second edge (4) and a third edge (5) and a cross-ruled field (7) located on the transparent sheet (1), wherein at least adjacent one edge (5)... Agent: Manelii Denison & Selter PLLC

20100004566 - Intelligent orthotic insoles: An intelligent insole for generating time sensitive information about the pressure on the foot. The insole includes a custom-made, semi-custom or generically sized orthotic component. The orthotic is laminated with a top cover and an intermediate pressure sensor having an array of capacitive pressure sensors. Signal processing equipment may be... Agent: George A. Herbster

20100004567 - Wearable/portable protection for a body: In one embodiment, a particular state of a body is sensed. In response to the sensing, at least one action is taken to modulate a projected adverse interaction between the body or a portion thereof and at least one object in the environment of the body.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

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