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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100048977 - Brachytherapy apparatus, systems, and methods for using them: An applicator for delivering brachytherapy includes elongate members movable between collapsed and expanded configurations for delivering brachytherapy within a lumpectomy cavity, a vaginal cavity, or other target region. The elongate members may be expandable into a symmetrical or asymmetrical expanded configuration, e.g., into a generally spherical, pear-shaped, or planar configuration.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100048978 - Brachytherapy apparatus, systems, and methods for using them: An applicator for delivering brachytherapy includes elongate members movable between collapsed and expanded configurations for delivering brachytherapy within a lumpectomy cavity, a vaginal cavity, or other target region. The elongate members may be expandable into a symmetrical or asymmetrical expanded configuration, e.g., into a generally spherical, pear-shaped, or planar configuration.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100048979 - Soft body catheter with low friction lumen: The disclosure is directed to radiation catheter devices, methods for controlled application of irradiation to tissue at a body site, such as a cavity formed after removal of tissue, e.g. cancer, using such radiation catheter devices, solutions for forming a more lubricious luminal surface and method for lining lumens of... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100048980 - Electro-mechanical massage device and wearable massage apparatus: The invention relates to a massage device (1). The massage device (1) comprises a first support (32), a second support (30) and a deformable connector (36). The first support (32) has a massage face (34). The second support (30) has a protrusion (31) for accommodating an electrical coil (8). During... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100048981 - Method and morphologically adaptable apparatus for altering the charge distribution upon living membranes with functional stabilization of the membrane physical electrical integrity: A method and morphologically adaptable apparatus for altering the charge distribution upon living membranes with functional stabilization of the membrane physical electrical integrity further comprising a method for using quadripolar, circular, center charged, energy balanced magnetic device in a four (4) magnet array of alternating polarity in which the magnetic... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100048983 - Multipath stimulation hearing systems: A prosthetic hearing system is described that provides multi-path stimulation of the patient auditory system. A mechanical stimulation component applies mechanical stimulation signals to cerebral tissue such as the dura mater, cerebrospinal fluid, vestibular structures, etc. using multiple separate mechanical stimulation channels. And an electrical stimulation component provides electrical stimulation... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100048982 - Optical electro-mechanical hearing devices with separate power and signal components: A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100048984 - Integrated sleep aid control center and method therefor: An integrated sleep control center has an enclosure and microcontroller disposed within the enclosure. A memory circuit is coupled to the microcontroller for storing programming data. An electronic interface is coupled to the microcontroller. A display shows status of the sleep control center. The sleep control center enclosure also contains... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100048986 - Dosage optimization for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for optimizing a sleep therapy using a closed loop neuromodulator. A first sleep disorder can be detected using first activity information, and a first stimulus can be provided, in response to the first sleep disorder event, using a set of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100048985 - Emi/esd hardened transducer driver driver for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for protecting electronics of a closed loop neuromodulator, configured to optimize sleep therapy for a patient, from electromagnetic interference (EMI) or electrostatic discharge (ESD). A transducer signal can be provided, at an output of a hardened sensor interface, to a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100048987 - Retrievable cardiac devices: Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular partitioning devices are described. Systems including removable implants and applicators for inserting and/or removing them are also described.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100048988 - A deployment system for introducing a surgical instrument in a patients body: A deployment system for introducing a surgical instrument (2) in a patients body by means of an elongate insertion device (8) which can be inserted in the patients body includes a coupling device (9, 15, 21) connectable with the surgical instrument (2) and shiftably connectable with the insertion device (8)... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100048989 - High frequency surgical instrument: An endoscopic surgical instrument of the sort having a flexible cord encased in a flexible sheath and attached to a tail end of an electrode member to be retractably protruded from a fore distal end of the flexible sheath. A fluid passage is provided internally of and throughout the flexible... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100048991 - Automatic-return syringe and endoscope device using the syringe: The inside of a cylindrical body is divided into two parts, that is, a first and a second chamber, and in a piston body, a first ventilation hole and a first ventilation path of a pushing portion are formed so as to communicate with the first chamber and a second... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100048992 - Endoscope therapeutic device: In an endoscope therapeutic device having a plurality of introduction guide tubes for introducing a treatment tool into a body cavity, the introduction guide tubes are mutually joined at a position more proximal than bending portions thereof. Accordingly, the effects caused by the movement of the plurality of the introduction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100048990 - Endoscopic needle for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: A translumenal access device may comprise a catheter, an inflatable member, a hollow needle, a stylet, and a guide wire. The catheter may comprise at least one first lumen and at least one second lumen. The at least one first lumen may be configured to slidably receive the guide wire... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100048993 - Apparatus and method for measuring displacement amount of endoscope image, electronic endoscope, and image processing device for endoscope: An image of a test chart having a test pattern is taken with an electronic endoscope. A DSP of a processing device generates a test pattern image from image signals input from the electronic endoscope. An image compositor composites the test pattern image and a test mask image having a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100048994 - Visualized entry trocar with moving blade: An obturator for penetrating tissue includes an outer member defining a longitudinal axis, and having proximal and distal ends, a leading member disposed adjacent the distal end of the outer member and having a tissue contacting outer surface, and a blade mounted adjacent to the leading member. The blade is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100048995 - Imaging system for three-dimensional imaging of the interior of an object: The invention relates to an imaging system and a method for three-dimensional imaging of the interior of an object. The imaging system comprises illumination means (10), detection means (11) and reconstruction means. The illumination means is adapted to illuminate the interior of the object with light, wherein the illumination means... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100048997 - Intra-body-cavity insertion instrument fastener: An intra-body-cavity insertion instrument fastener includes an insertion section that is inserted into a body cavity and is held, partially exposed to outside of a human body, and a fastening section that fixes, to a predetermined position, a position of a predetermined point of an intra-body-cavity insertion instrument inserted into... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100048996 - Medical instrument insertion guide system: A medical instrument insertion guide system according to the present invention includes: a medical instrument including an insertion portion to be inserted into a body cavity; a double flexible bag member that is an annular member made of flexible material and supplied with a gas and then sealed, and includes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100048998 - Auxiliary cavity localization: A method and system for maintaining calibration of a distributed localization system are presented. After a baseline calibration of sensors distributed on a working instrument and reference instrument, if movement of the reference instrument is detected, shape sensing data from a Bragg shape sensing fiber also coupled to the reference... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100048999 - Video endoscope: A video endoscope system includes a reusable control cabinet and an endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope may be used with a single patient and then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor, and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. An articulation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100049000 - Endoscope device: An endoscope device having a control unit and a bendable probe unit arranged at the distal end of a wire extending from the control unit. The control unit includes a ball shaft and a control lever arranged on the ball shaft. The ball shaft includes a ball member and an... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100049001 - Endoscope sucking operation apparatus: When a suction button is pushed in a pushing operation direction, the suction button pushes down longer lever ends of inversion levers, shorter lever ends of the inversion levers are pushed up based on a seesaw operation and the principle of leverage, and a piston body coupled through a coupling... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100049002 - Forward-looking optical coherence tomography endoscope: A forward-looking, optical coherence tomography, endoscopic probe is disclosed capable of high resolution with a small diameter. Light is focused and scanned during three passes through a lens. A light source supplies light to the proximal side of the lens. The light makes a first pass through the lens, and... Agent: Patent Department Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.l.p

20100049003 - Expandable surgical site access system: An expandable surgical site access system and method for using the expandable surgical site access system to perform minimally invasive, percutaneous surgeries to access the spine or other bone structures, organs, or locations of the body is disclosed. In one embodiment, the expandable surgical site access system includes an elongated,... Agent: Jennifer Meredith Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

20100049004 - Metabolic energy monitoring system: A metabolic energy monitoring system having one or more physiological measurement platforms and displays enabling the calculation and display of energy balance, kilocalorie energy expenditure and kilocalorie intake is described. In preferred embodiments, the system utilizes one or more on-body monitoring platforms to enable measurement of change in body composition... Agent: Carl Edman C/o Philometron Inc.

20100049005 - Protocol converter for wireless patient monitoring: The invention relates to a wireless device for medical data transmission that comprises a wireless interface, a processor, and a medical equipment interface arranged to provide connection to an item of medical equipment. The processor is arranged to communicate with the medical equipment interface and the wireless interface, and is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049009 - Apparatus and arrangement for capturing or evaluating medical data on board a means of transport: An apparatus for capturing and/or evaluating medical data on board a means of transport, and a system including the apparatus. The apparatus includes at least one interface configured to capture or input medical data and a device configured to transmit medical data, audio data, or video data from the apparatus... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100049007 - Integrated physiological sensor apparatus and system: A physiological sensor apparatus, system and method for determining a physiological characteristic, comprising providing at least one physiological sensor that is adapted to measure at least one physiological characteristic at a target measurement site on a subject's body, heating an extended tissue region on the subject's body, whereby blood perfusion... Agent: Ralph C. Francis Francis Law Group

20100049011 - Mapping catheter as well as mapping catheter apparatus and associated method: The invention relates to a mapping catheter for determination of data of an area of an organ embodied as a flat surface, especially of the heart, to be presented graphically, with at least one thermosensor essentially aligned in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the mapping catheter for determination... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100049006 - Medical signal processing system with distributed wireless sensors: A wireless medical signal processing system for health monitoring is disclosed which achieves high wireless link reliability/security, low power dissipation, compactness, low cost and supports a variety of sensors for various physiological parameters. The system includes a medical signal processor which communicates with a wireless distributed sensor system as its... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100049008 - Method and apparatus for assessing sleep quality: Systems and/or methods for assessing the sleep quality of a patient in a sleep session are provided. Data is collected from the patient and/or physician including, for example, sleep session data in the form of one or more physiological parameters of the patient indicative of the patient's sleep quality during... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100049010 - Method and device for measuring physiological parameters at the wrist: A wrist-mounted device for measuring at least one physiological parameter of a subject. The present invention enables such a measurement to preferably be transformed into clinically useful information about the subject. Such information may then optionally be sent to medical personnel, for example at a contact and/or monitoring center, through... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20100049012 - Ingestible electronic capsule and in vivo drug delivery or diagnostic system: An ingestible electronic capsule (100) for introduction into the bodily lumen comprises a circuit board with at least one electronic component (4,5,7,8,9,11, 12, 13, 14). The circuit board is formed from a flex foil (10), thereby reducing the number of components and improving the robustness and reliability of the ingestible... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049013 - Analyte-testing device: A device adapted to determine an analyte concentration of a fluid sample using a test sensor. The device comprises a display adapted to display information to a user. The device further comprises at least one user-interface mechanism adapted to allow the user to interact with the device. The device further... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100049014 - Sensor inserter assembly: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100049017 - Multi-wavelength optical devices and methods of using same: Multi-wavelength optical apparatus includes an optical emitter, and an energy transition layer positioned adjacent to the optical emitter. The energy transition layer generates multi-wavelength electromagnetic radiation when monochromatic light from the optical emitter passes therethrough. The energy transition layer includes a plurality of luminescent films, and each film is configured... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100049016 - Noninvasive transdermal systems for detecting an analyte in a biological fluid and methods: The present invention relates to noninvasive transdermal systems comprised of a noninvasive transdermal patch and a reflectometer. The noninvasive transdermal patches are comprised of a wet chemistry component and a dry chemistry component. The wet chemistry component is a liquid transfer medium in the form of a gel layer for... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100049015 - Specificity of analyte detection in etalons: A system and method is provided for detecting concentration of an analyte in a fluid. A first container includes (i) an optical cavity detection region, (ii) a reservoir for one or more modifiers of one or more optical properties of the optical cavity detection region, and (iii) a set of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc

20100049018 - Apparatus for spectrometric based oximetry: A spectrophotometric sensor assembly for non-invasive monitoring of a blood metabolite within a subject's body tissue is provided that includes a pad, a light source, and a light detector The light source is operative to emit light signals of a plurality of different wavelengths. The light detector is operative to... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100049019 - Fiber-optic probe: In a fiber-optic probe for intravascular measurements, e.g. oxygen saturation measurements, the fiber-optical core has only two fibers. A single fiber core is also possible. A reinforcement fiber improves stiffness, kink resistance and overall strength of the probe. The reinforcement fiber is arranged essentially parallel to the core fibers. The... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100049020 - 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

20100049021 - Devices, systems, methods and tools for continuous analyte monitoring: One aspect of the invention provides an analyte monitor including a sensing volume, an analyte extraction area in contact with the sensing volume adapted to extract an analyte into the sensing volume, and an analyte sensor adapted to detect a concentration of analyte in the sensing volume. The sensing volume... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100049022 - Methods for improving performance and reliability of biosensors: The present invention relates to a predictive-kinetic method for use with data processing of a sensor-generated signal, as well as, microprocessors and monitoring systems employing such a predictive-kinetic method. Data from a transient region of a signal is used with suitable models and curve-fitting methods to predict the signal that... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100049023 - Non-invasive method and system for determining physiological characteristics: A non-invasive method of determining a physiological characteristic, comprising providing at least one physiological sensor that is adapted to measure at least one physiological characteristic at a target measurement site on a subject's body, heating an extended tissue region on the subject's body, whereby blood perfusion of the tissue region... Agent: Ralph C. Francis Francis Law Group

20100049024 - Composite material for implantable device: Devices suitable for implantation in a body of a host and systems and methods for their manufacture are provided. The implantable devices include a composite material formed at least from a matrix material and hollow gas-filled beads. In preferred embodiments, the composite material includes a polymeric matrix mixed with hollow... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100049025 - On-body medical device securement: Devices and methods for maintaining a medical device on-body are provided. Embodiments include medical device securement systems having first and second on-body securement elements. Also provided are systems and kits for use maintaining a medical device on-body.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100049026 - Fixation of a medical implant to the exterior of a body organ: In general, invention is directed to devices for use in surgical procedures in which a medical implant is affixed to or implanted within an exterior surface of a body organ. A system, for example, is described that includes a cannula and a delivery instrument disposed within the cannula to fix... Agent: Kent J. Sieffert Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20100049027 - Electrode belt for carrying out electrodiagnostic procedures on the human body: An electrode belt is provided for carrying out electrodiagnostic procedures on the human body. The electrode belt includes a belt (2), which is formed at least partially of an elastic material and surrounds the body of a test subject. A plurality of electrodes, are mechanically connected to the belt and... Agent: Mcglew And Tuttle John James Mcglew

20100049028 - Electrode for living body and device for detecting living signal: A biosignal measurement device includes an electrode and a signal processing member. The electrode includes an insulation sheet having a hole, a device contact portion provided on the top surface of the insulation sheet and a body contact portion provided on the bottom surface of the insulation sheet, the device... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100049029 - Piezoelectric magnetic resonance elastograph (mre) driver system: An array of two or more piezoelectric drivers generates shear waves in a region of interest of a human undergoing a MRE test. The use of the array of drivers allows for better diagnosis of disease of the humans or animals.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100049030 - Mri guided radiation therapy: Radiation therapy of a lesion within a patient is guided to take into account movement of the lesion caused by respiration and/or cardiac effects by using MRI to image the patient while on the treatment support to obtain a series of images of a location of the lesion within the... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100049031 - Non-thermal ablation system for treating bph and other growths: Systems and methods for non-thermal ablation of tissue are provided. A non-implantable minimally invasive system for treatment of tissue in a body via direct current ablation is provided including a catheter, a plurality of electrodes for deployment through the catheter, a power source for applying power to the electrodes, and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100049032 - Method for determining a property map of an object, particularly of a living being, based on at least a first image, particularly a magnetic resonance image: It is disclosed a system and method (12) for determining a property map (82) of an object, particularly a human being, based on at least a first image (84), particularly an magnetic resonance (MR) image, of the object. In the method (12), a structure of reference pairs is defined in... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.

20100049034 - Device and method for displaying ultrasound images of a vessel: The invention relates to a device and a method for displaying a vessel (2) with the aid of intravascular ultrasound images (I). A sequence of intravascular ultrasound images (I(E,x)) is generated by means of a probe (5) and stored in a memory (10) in a manner indexed by the associated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049033 - Medical device position detection system, medical device guidance system, position detection method of medical device guidance system, and guidance method of medical device guidance system: A medical device position detection system and a position detection method of a medical device guidance system, which are capable of detecting a direction of the medical device accurately, are provided. Included are a medical device introduced into a subject's body; a magnetic field response part that is disposed in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100049035 - Brain image segmentation from ct data: The brain structure is extracted from CT data based on thresholding and brain mask propagation. Two thresholds are determined: a high threshold excludes the high intensity bones, while a low threshold excludes air and CSF. Brain mask propagation uses the spatial relevance of brain tissues in neighbouring slices to exclude... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20100049038 - Cardiac roadmapping: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a cardiac roadmapping technique is provided, in which a static roadmap is built onto which a view of the intervention device is projected at the correct location. This new viewing mode combines the advantages of both roadmapping, i.e. accurate localization, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049036 - Medical image display method and program thereof: It has been difficult to display medical three-dimensional images taken by different imaging devices (imaging methods or modalities) individually in a common display direction. In the invention, a coordinate system 1 on the basis of landmarks on the bones and a coordinate system 2 on the basis of landmarks on... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100049037 - System and method for positioning electrodes on a patient body: For obtaining a sequence of mutually comparable measurement results, it is desirable to position a number of electrodes on a patient body (10) at substantially the same position for each measurement. As such measurements may be performed every day, it is desirable for a patient to be able to perform... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049039 - System and method of treating skin imperfections including a diagnostic tool: A system and method of treating skin imperfections including a diagnostic tool is disclosed. In a particular embodiment the system includes a diagnostic tool to scan a preselected area of skin of a client to detect at least one skin imperfection and an associative module to associate a skin value... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC

20100049040 - Spinal midline indicator: A spinal midline indicator (10) has a body (14) of radiolucent material for insertion between adjacent vertebrae (18, 20) and a radiographic marker (12) located centrally with the body to indicate the position of the spinal midline (22) in anterior-posterior images when the body is centrally located between the vertebrae.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100049041 - In vivo flow cytometry system and method: The present invention provides methods and systems for performing in vivo flow cytometry. In one embodiments, selected circulating cells of interest of a subject are labeled with fluorescent probe molecules. The labeled cells are irradiated in vivo so as to excite the fluorescent probes, and the radiation emitted by the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100049044 - Combined photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging system: The present disclosure provides for a system that is adapted to simultaneously display photoacoustic and ultrasound images of the same object. An image combiner can perform spatial and temporal interpolation of the two images before generating a combined image. The combined image is then displayed on a display such as... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049043 - Dockable ultrasound systems and method thereof: A compact, portable ultra sound system is capable of docking with a larger, traditional cart-based ultrasound system. The docking can include a physical and an electrical connectivity between the compact portable ultrasound system and the larger traditional cart-based ultrasound system. The compact system is thus able to use the peripherals... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049045 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus body adapted to generate an ultrasonic image on the basis of an echo signal obtained by transmission of an ultrasonic wave, and a display unit including a display section for the display of the ultrasonic image generated by the ultrasonic diagnostic... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100049042 - Ultrasonographic device: The present invention makes it possible to provide an ultrasonogram having a preferable spatial resolution and signal/noise ratio. A signal dynamic range is measured to determine a position either for adaptively switching between linear interpolation and sinc function interpolation or for employing a weighted average of interpolated values according to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100049049 - Biological information imaging apparatus and biological information imaging method: A biological information imaging method includes a first measurement step to measure an acoustic wave (54) generated by light (53) which is irradiated to a living body (51) from a light source (50) and which is absorbed by a tissue (52) in the living body, a storage step to store... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100049047 - 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 first ultrasound signals to/from a target object to output first ultrasound data and to transmit/receive second ultrasound signals for applying an acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI)... Agent: Jones Day

20100049050 - Highly configurable medical ultrasound machine and related methods: An ultrasound machine is operated by executing a protocol. Executing the protocol configures the ultrasound machine, controls for operating the ultrasound machine and a display for the ultrasound machine. Protocols may be defined to provide a streamlined configuration of controls for operating the ultrasound machine, and to provide instructions that... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100049051 - Providing hospital information in a portable ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing hospital information in a portable ultrasound system are disclosed. The portable ultrasound system includes a position information receiving unit to receive position information of the portable ultrasound system from an external system (e.g., GPS). A storage unit stores a table associating a plurality of diagnostic applications with... Agent: Jones Day

20100049046 - System and method for touch screen control of an ultrasound system: An ultrasound system includes a display device and a processor module. The display device is configured to display an ultrasound image. At least a portion of the display device includes a touch sensitive portion that is responsive to a touch in each of a plurality of user selectable elements presented... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100049048 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus in which moving images of rapidly moving tissues and organs can be preferably displayed in real time and the lower power consumption can be achieved. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe including plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting ultrasonic waves toward an object to be inspected according... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100049052 - Non-invasive cardiac parameter measurement: Non-imaging mode system for acquiring cardiac parameters using Doppler acoustic signals. Some embodiments use only a single transducer, optionally aimed in an apical view. Some embodiments detect specifically peak events in the heart.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100049053 - Ultrasonic imaging device: The present invention provides an ultrasonic imaging device which narrows the width of annular areas to be established, without increasing the number of channels, thereby enabling enhancement of a focused sound pressure. The controller establishes the annular areas 421 to 42p the number of which is larger than the number... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100049054 - Ultrasonic probe: An electronic radial ultrasonic probe comprising an electronic radial array which comprises a plurality of ultrasonic transducers being continuously arrayed circularly around an insertion axis as center and also for which a transmission/reception of an ultrasonic wave is controlled by electronically selecting the plurality of ultrasonic transducer, comprises: a support... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100049055 - Method and apparatus for visual characterization of tissue: A method for visual characterization of human or animal tissue formed from cells, having the following steps: a radiation source for emitting directional electromagnetic radiation is provided; —the tissue to be irradiated with the radiation, this producing a reflection in the tissue which is characteristic of the tissue, with—the radiation... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100049056 - Method, device, medical image acquisition device for imaging an interior of a turbid medium with darkness level measurement: The invention relates to a method, device, and medical image acquisition device for imaging an interior of a turbid medium. The method comprises the following steps: accommodation of the turbid medium inside a receiving volume (5); coupling light from an irradiation light source into the receiving volume (20); detecting light... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049058 - Fluorescence endoscope and fluorometry method: Provided are a fluorescence endoscope and a fluorometry method that allow distinguishing between normal and affected areas in a simple manner by reducing the effect of the distance from a subject. Provided are a light source (7) that emits light for irradiation of a subject, fluorescence image-acquiring section (23) for... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100049057 - Imaging of macular pigment distributions: Macular pigments are measured by spectrally selective lipofuscin detection. Light from a light source that emits light at a selected range of wavelengths that overlap the absorption band of macular carotenoids is directed onto macular tissue of an eye for which macular pigment levels are to be measured. Emitted light... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower

20100049059 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure: Disclosed are blood pressure measuring apparatus and method, in which a blood pressure measuring posture of a person to be examined is calculated on the basis of signals that are measured by an inclination measuring unit, so as to guide the person to be examined to maintain a reference measuring... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100049060 - Implantable hemodynamic monitor and methods for use therewith: Provided herein are implantable systems that include an implantable photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, which can be used to obtain an arterial PPG waveform. In an embodiment, a metric of a terminal portion of an arterial PPG waveform is determined, and a metric of an initial portion of the arterial PPG waveform... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100049062 - System and method for accurate placement of a catheter tip in a patient: A system for accurate placement of a catheter tip in a patient, the system including a catheter adapted for placement within a patient, the catheter having a tip at a distal end thereof and having a proximal end which is normally located outside of the patient, a pressure sensor adapted... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100049061 - Systems and methods for providing auditory feedback during catheter placement: A system for providing auditory feedback may include a blood pressure monitor interface for acquiring pressure waveform data from a pressure transducer indicative of blood pressure readings over time. The system may further include an anatomic location annunciator for generating an audible signal from the pressure waveform data that conveys... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100049064 - Compositions and methods for screening cardioactive drugs: We have developed a reduced Drosophila heart preparation in which dissection of the fly heart removes nervous system input and reveals its inherent myogenic activity, which can be preserved for several hours. High speed image capture combined with computer-based analytical packages allows us to generate the equivalent of M-mode traces... Agent: Techlaw LLP 10755 Scripps Poway Parkway

20100049063 - Devices and methods for accelerometer-based characterization of cardiac function and identification of lv target pacing zones: Systems according to the invention employ an acceleration sensor to characterize displacement and vibrational LV motion, and uses this motion data to characterize the different phases of the LV cycle for analyzing LV function. Systems may identify a target pacing region or regions in the LV or RV using the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100049065 - Patient weight and ankle displacement correlation device: A device for correlating trend data with respect to a patient's weight ankle displacement can identify conditions indicative of congestive heart failure. A weight scale or similar device coupled with imaging mechanism operable to measure ankle displacement collects a plurality of measurements over a period of time. Over time trend... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20100049066 - Device for judging degree of awakening and method for judging degree of awakening: A device for judging a degree of awakening and a method for judging a degree of awakening which can more reliably detect weak sleepiness of people in action. The device for judging a degree of awakening in accordance with the present invention comprises a heartbeat sensor for acquiring a heartbeat... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100049068 - In-vehicle electrocardiograph device and vehicle: An in-vehicle electrocardiograph device includes: a direct electrode that is used to detect an electric potential of a body of a vehicle occupant in a state in which the direct electrode contacts a skin of the occupant; a capacitive-coupled electrode that is used to detect the electric potential of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100049067 - Systems and methods for quantifying and providing indicia of st-segment resolution in an ecg signal: Systems and methods are provided for quantifying and providing indicia of ST-segment resolution in an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. A receiver acquires an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal that includes an ST-segment. A processor processes the ECG signal to determine values for the ST-segment deviation relative to an isoelectric baseline. A user is... Agent: Mr Holdings (hk) Ltd C/o Stoel Rives LLP Attn: Kory D. Christensen

20100049069 - Biomedical signal morphology analysis method: A way of quantifying the shape of an ECG waveform is disclosed by detecting the JT segment using two Hidden Markov Models and calculating the analytic signal of the JT segment. Parameters calculated from the analytic signal are used as shape descriptors for the JT segment. The shape descriptors may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100049070 - Device of improving automatic real-time heart rate variability analysis using accelerometer: The present invention provides a mobile ECG device by using accelerometer to improve real-time automatic analysis of heart rate variability, comprising: a data storage module; a microprocessor (MCU) module in which data are stored and accessed in the data storage module; an analog-to-digital converter module in which the data are... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100049071 - Method and system for non-invasive measurement of cardiac parameters: A method and system are presented for use in assessment of at least one cardiac parameter of an individual. An electrodes arrangement is applied to an individual's body, for applying an electrical field to the body and providing an electrical output indicative of a systolic impedance change and of a... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100049072 - Method and apparatus for retrieval of similar heart sounds from a database: The present invention exploits a visual rendering of heart sounds and models the morphological variations of audio envelopes through a constrained non-rigid translation transform. Similar heart sounds are then retrieved by recovering the corresponding alignment transform using a variant of shape-based dynamic time warping.... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan

20100049073 - Method, system, and computer program for determining if a subject is snoring: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for determining if a subject is snoring is disclosed, including the steps of: determining if the subject is present in a bed; determining if there is snoring; determining if snoring is emitted from the subject; and generating an output signal, wherein... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100049074 - Categorizing songs on a physiological effect: A system (100) for categorizing songs on a physiological effect of the song on a user includes a storage medium (120) for storing songs, a memory (140) for storing for a predetermined physiological state of a user an associated predetermined first selection criterion, a rendering system (150) for rendering songs,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100049075 - Method and apparatus for monitoring eye tremor: An apparatus consistent with the present invention comprises a sensor for receiving a signal representing eye tremor and a processor for monitoring eye tremor while receiving the signal. A method consistent with the present invention includes receiving a signal representing eye tremor, comparing the received signal representing eye tremor to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100049076 - Retrieving mental images of faces from the human brain: Methods, systems and computer program products for retrieving mental images of faces from the human brain. An exemplary embodiment includes a method for retrieving mental images of faces from a human brain, the method including generating an image on a screen, measuring brain activity data from a brain scanner, varying... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20100049077 - Internal bleeding detection apparatus: Abstract: An EIT system (1) adapted to detect internal bleeding in a body portion, the EIT system (1) comprising a plurality of electrodes (3) adapted in use to extend in a substantially linear orientation across one side only of the body portion and to be applied in electrical contact with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100049078 - Method and apparatus for disease diagnosis and screening using extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields: Novel methods and apparatus for diagnosing or screening disease states in living organisms by the measurement and analysis of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, particularly extremely low frequency alternating current. The measurement of such fields is performed at a single point or at several test points on or in the... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100049079 - Method and system for detecting electrophysiological changes in pre-cancerous and cancerous breast tissue and epithelium: A method and system are provided for determining a condition of a selected region of epithelial and stromal tissue in the human breast. A plurality of measuring electrodes are used to measure the tissue and transepithelial electropotential of breast tissue. Surface electropotential and impedance are also measured at one or... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100049080 - Thixotropic swallow challenge medium: A swallow challenge medium is thixotropic for easy swallowing and to provide enough viscosity for effective challenge to peristalsis and has high ionic density for effective impedance measurements by contact with electrodes positioned in a person's esophagus or oropharynx during swallow testing. The medium also has a high surface tension... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20100049081 - Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures: A system and method for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health or a known tissue by measuring the characteristics an electrical signal applied to conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the system and method may be used for determining... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100049082 - Data mining system for noninvasive intracranial pressure assessment: Systems and methods are described for noninvasively assessing an intracranial pressure of a patient. Some embodiments include providing a simulation model with a measured arterial blood pressure of the patient. Some embodiments further include providing the simulation model with a measured cerebral blood flow velocity of the patient. The simulation... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100049084 - Biopsy marker delivery device: A biopsy device for delivering a biopsy marker to a biopsy site is disclosed. The biopsy device can include a marker deployer having a unitary endpiece disposed in a distal end of the cannula. The distal endpiece can be a molded component which includes a distal tip, a marker deployment... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100049083 - Device for contact molecular sampling: b

20100049085 - Method of making a biopsy marker delivery device: A method for making a biopsy device for delivering a biopsy marker to a biopsy site is disclosed. The biopsy device can include a marker deployer having a unitary endpiece formed in place in a distal end of the cannula. The distal endpiece can be a molded in place in... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100049086 - Biopsy device: A biopsy device such as a core sampling biopsy device compatible with use in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment by being driven by either a pneumatic rotary motor or a piezoelectric drive motor is disclosed. The core sampling biopsy device obtains a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100049087 - Rotational core biopsy device with liquid cryogen adhesion probe: A device for biopsy of body tissue. The device is driven by liquid CO2, and is provided with a control system to control various components to effectuate rotating core biopsies.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100049088 - Specimen container: A specimen container includes an opening for receiving biological fluid specimens, and a body, wherein at least one of a body mid-section and a container base is substantially wider than the opening. The body mid-section may be curved and wider than the container base. Alternatively, the body mid-section may be... Agent: George W Luckhardt (law Offices)

20100049089 - Bag system with device for associating sampling receptacles: The invention includes a bag system for collecting a biological fluid, in particular blood. The system includes a device for collecting the fluid which is in fluid communication with at least one fluid collection bag, and a device for sampling the fluid to be collected which includes at least one... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p

20100049091 - Disposable diagnostic article: A disposable diagnostic article comprising a lancing element that can be pierced into a body part and a collection area formed on the lancing element for body fluid obtained by the puncture is disclosed. The lancing element can comprise at least two bent parts folded towards each other such that... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100049090 - Lancing system: The invention relates to a lancing system having a lancet carrier tape (3) supporting a plurality of lancets (4), a transport means (5, 11, 17) serving to move the lancet carrier tape (3) in a feed or transport direction along a transport path and to thereby move lancets (4) of... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100049092 - Puncturing system: A puncturing system for obtaining a sample of body fluid comprises at least one magazine that comprises a lancet carrier that carries several lancets, a puncturing device comprising a compartment for the magazine, an incremental advancing mechanism for moving the lancets successively to a puncturing position, and a puncturing drive... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100049093 - Acoustic monitoring of a breast and sound databases for improved detection of breast cancer: Provided are methods and devices that pertain to the acquisition of data related to breast vascularity associated with breast cancer, use of data, or both, that are associated with the generation of sounds, including Korotkoff sounds, within a breast. The present methods and devices overcome the inherent limitations associated with... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100049094 - Cervical dilation meter: An instrument for measuring cervical dilation can have a pair of arms connected at their proximal ends to an arm pivot or articulating member, the arms being in movable communication with a gauge assembly for measuring the relative distance between the arms at a fixed location near the proximal ends... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100049095 - Assessment of medical conditions by determining mobility: A mobility assessment detects abnormalities in motion using a stagger algorithm. The detected abnormalities are compared to known norms for a particular test to determine if the abnormalities are normal or not. The comparison can be made for abnormalities associated with different diseases and illnesses to classify whether or not... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20100049096 - System for fall prevention and a method for fall prevention using such a system: System for fall prevention for a user, comprising a number of sensors (2) attachable to at least one lower body segment (3), wherein said sensors (2) are adapted to measure movement of said at least one lower body segment (3) and to translate the movement into a signal (S), the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100041938 - Multi-imager compatible robot for image-guided interventions and fully automated brachytherapy seed: Featured is a robot and a needle delivery apparatus. Such a robot comprises a plurality of actuators coupled to control locating any of number of intervention specific medical devices such as intervention specific needle injectors. Such a robot is usable with image guided interventions using any of a number of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100041939 - Blood pump with micromotor: The invention relates to a micromotor (10), the stator of which contains a back iron jacket (18). Said back iron jacket consists of a continuous unslotted sleeve consisting of a metal alloy that contains ferritic iron as the main constituent, up to 30% chromium and preferably aluminium and yttrium oxide.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100041940 - Method and system for customization of a bone conduction hearing device: The present invention relates to recipient customization of a bone conducting hearing device. Customization of the bone conducting hearing device may include attaching the bone conducting hearing device to a recipient, establishing communication between the hearing device and an external device, generating at least one control setting with the external... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100041941 - Preservation and controlled delivery / release of spermatozoa: The present invention relates to biopolymer particles for preservation of spermatozoa, wherein the spermatozoa are embedded within the biopolymer particle. The present invention also regards a method for preservation, storage and controlled delivery/release of spermatozoa, and the use of the biopolymer particles according to the present invention in breeding.... Agent: Christian D. Abel

20100041942 - Stabilizer: A stabilizer makes contact with an organ thereby to restrict movement of the organ. The stabilizer includes a contact section that makes contact with an organ in a body cavity and an insertion section that includes the contact section at a top end of the insertion section, and further includes... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100041944 - Sexual stimulation devices and methods: Sexual stimulation devices and methods that provide highly varied and dynamically controllable sensations, both directly under manual control of the user and indirect electronic control, and in such a way as to provide sensations to specific regions of the sexual organs.... Agent: David Levy

20100041943 - System and method for treating and/or preventing erection problems: A system for causing penile erection and/or subjecting the penis to stretching. The system utilizes a vacuum source and/or supply device, a housing configured to at least partially receive therein a penis, and a garment or support configured to retain and/or support the housing. Also disclosed is a method of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100041945 - Instrument with articulation lock: An articulating tool is provided with an articulation lock. The tool includes proximal, central and distal portions, an articulation mechanism, and first and second articulation locks. The central portion of the tool is pivotably coupled to the proximal portion and the distal portion is pivotably coupled to the central portion.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100041946 - Arc-shaped flexible printed circuit film type endoscope using imaging device: Disclosed herein is an arc-shaped flexible printed circuit film type endoscope using an imaging device. The endoscope includes an image photographing means and an object insertion means. The image photographing means includes a head housing to which an imaging device and an illumination means are mounted, and functions to photograph... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100041949 - Devices and methods for performing medical procedures in tree-like luminal structures: Apparatus is described for use with an imaging device (31) that acquires a pre-procedure image of a portion of a subject's body disposed at a pre-procedure position. An input unit receives from a user an indication of two or more lines within the image that correspond to respective branches of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100041947 - Endoscopic vision system: The present invention relates to an endoscopic visioning system and related method for both forward and backward viewing of a body lumen. According to an embodiment, the system includes an endoscope, a vision head including a light source and a vision chip on both a proximal and a distal side... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100041950 - Medical-information management network system: A medical-information management network system, including a medical-information management server to which a server-identification information is individually given, the medical-information management server configured to manage patient information, examination information, and a diagnosis result; a receiving device that stores an in-vivo image, which is captured by a body-insertable apparatus inserted into... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100041948 - Optical probe and three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus: An optical probe to be inserted from a forceps port of an endoscope into a body as an object to be measured, includes: a sheath whose distal end portion at least is optically transparent to signal light; an optical fiber for guiding the signal light, the optical fiber being arranged... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100041951 - Inflatable chamber device for motion through a passage: A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, adjacent chambers being fluidly connected, and a fluid source attached to one end of the set, such that the chambers inflate sequentially. The chambers are constructed of an elastic material and have a wall... Agent: Daniel Feigelson

20100041952 - Medical instrument light source connection device: A protector for a light conducting conduit is provided herein which includes at least one sheath surrounding or capable of surrounding at least a portion of the length of a distal end of the light conducting conduit; wherein the at least one sheath comprises a proximal end and a distal... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. Four Penn Center

20100041953 - Metal laryngoscope blade with illumination assembly: Metal laryngoscope blade including a resiliently elastically deformable metal blade hook-on fitting for removable double snap engagement into an operative intubation position on a metal laryngoscope handle with a correspondingly sized handle hook-on fitting, a metal spatula attached to the blade hook-on fitting and including a leading tip for transversely... Agent: Harold L. Novick The Nath Law Group

20100041954 - Device for examining and surgically operating on body cavities, in particular the anal and vaginal cavities: The device for examining and surgically operating on body cavities, in particular the anal and vaginal cavities, comprises an elongate hollow body (2) exhibiting an insertion portion (3) for at least a partial insertion of the device (1) internally of the cavity and an open portion (4), through which the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100041955 - Cyclo olefin polymer and copolymer medical devices: Medical retractors including light guides made of cyclo olefin polymer.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100041956 - Retractor blade extender tower: A blade extending tower is provided for setting blade depth on retractors having telescoping or extending blades. The blade extending tower features a base, a column extending from the base, and mating features on the column configured to engage the blades of a retractor to extend the blades to a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100041957 - Eyelids opening device with drape: An eyelids opening device with a drape comprising a flexible upper ring (1) applied in contact with the face while surrounding eyelids, a lower ring (2) inserted into a conjunctiva sac and applied in contact with the eyelids conjunctiva side, and an elastic sheet (3) of soft tubular thin film... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100041958 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to detecting an indication of an undesired memory of an individual and presenting an indication of at least one memory-dampening agent at least partially based on the detecting an indication of an undesired memory of an individual.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100041960 - Health management device: A health management device is disclosed in embodiments of the present invention. The health management device comprises at least one sensor, a microprocessor and a memory unit. The sensor measures the status of a target and generates a sensing signal. The microprocessor, coupling to the sensor, processes the sensing signal... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100041959 - Sensation detection presentation apparatus and walking rehabilitation supporting apparatus: It is intended to feed back any somatic sensation information on given body surface portion in easily understandable form without the use of special sensations, such as visual and auditory sensations. Walking rehabilitation supporting apparatus (10) comprises sensation detection unit (11) for detecting the sole pressure of patient (H); sensation... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100041963 - Cerebral and cardiovascular disease prevention using optical -magnetic resonance hybrid imaging: providing a second result of a second examination wherein the second examination being related to the examination of the patient's eye; Processing in combination the first result and the second such as to calculated a combined result wherein the combined result relates the first and the second result; Classifying the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100041967 - Electrophysiological intuition indicator: Systems and methods for electrophysiological detection and measurement of intuition are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more electrophysiological properties of one or more individuals are monitored and used as an indication of a future event. In one embodiment, the electrophysiological property may include heart rate variability, brain wave activity,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100041962 - Flexible headset for sensing brain electrical activity: A headset for detecting brain electrical activity is disclosed. The headset may have a flexible band having a first end and a second end. The flexible band may have at least one expansible region permitting a distance between the first end and the second end to selectably vary. The headset... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100041965 - Handheld sleep assistant device and method: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an electrical sleep assistant device, which comprises a handheld case, a display panel, a plurality of biosensors, and a calculation module, is provided. The case has a surface. The display panel is disposed on the surface of the case. The plurality... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 901 Campisi Way

20100041968 - Image capture in combination with vital signs bedside monitor: When monitoring a patient (32), objective data is readily collected using a vital signs monitor (VSM) (12) coupled to the patient (32) via a plurality of sensors (20). Subjective data, such as the appearance of a rash, wound or dressing, facial pallor or flush, facial expression indicative of pain, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100041964 - Methods and systems for monitoring and modifying a combination treatment: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and/or modifying at least one of a bioactive... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100041966 - Sleep assistant system and method thereof: A sleep assistant method for a sleeper in an environment is provided. The method includes the steps of monitoring a bio-condition of the sleeper to collect a bioinformation of the sleeper; performing a sleep coach mode, which analyzes the bioinformation and provides a sleep knowledge to the sleeper based on... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20100041961 - Head-stabilized medical apparatus, system and methodology: Structure and methodology involving mountable and head-wearable frame structure which is positionally stabilized, during use, relative a human subject's head, and which carries a selection of positionally anchored data sensors, and stimuli deliverers, that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders. Special configurations are provided for two... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20100041969 - Measuring device and method for optically determining the concentration of blood sugar and/or lactate in biological systems: The invention relates to a measuring device for optically determining the concentration of blood sugar and/or lactate in biological systems, comprising at least one IR radiation source, that radiates IR light on a volume that is to examined, and at least one measuring detector that detects light coming from the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100041970 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device has an oxygen sensor adapted to measure the level of oxygen in oxygenized blood, and to generate an oxygen measurement signal in dependence of the level of oxygen. The oxygen sensor is adapted to perform measurements inside the heart, of blood entering the left atrium of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100041971 - Implantable analyte sensor: An implantable analyte sensor including a sensing region for measuring the analyte and a non-sensing region for immobilizing the sensor body in the host. The sensor is implanted in a precisely dimensioned pocket to stabilize the analyte sensor in vivo and enable measurement of the concentration of the analyte in... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100041972 - Apparatus and methods: The invention relates to a multi-electrode array comprising a plurality of electrodes, the electrodes being spaced apart from each other by spacer means, the electrodes being secured to the spacer means, the spacer means being encapsulated within a housing. The invention also relates to an implantable device comprising a multi-electrode... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100041973 - Catheter radio frequency adapter for wireless communication: A catheter system for wireless communication with an electrophysiological (EP) mapping system. The catheter system comprises a catheter, a catheter adapter, and a radio frequency receiver module. The catheter includes a plurality of mapping electrodes including a tip electrode disposed on a distal portion of the elongated body, the mapping... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100041974 - Physiological monitoring garment: A physiological monitoring garment includes a fabric portion. At least one elongate stretchable textile data/power bus is disposed the fabric portion. The elongate stretchable textile data/power bus includes a plurality of integral conductors, woven, knitted, or braided along the length thereof. One or more sensors are connected to the elongate... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100041975 - Patient monitoring systems and methods: Various systems and methods are provided for monitoring patient physiological data without the need for adhesives or wires to be connected to a patient. The system is also fully functional without the need for manipulation or intervention by a care provider or medical personnel. In particular, the system can include... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100041977 - Catheter and medical assembly: The present invention relates to a catheter (6) comprising: a connector (65, 66) at a proximal side of the catheter for connecting the catheter to an external signal transmission/receiving unit (10) for transmitting and/or receiving signals, an electrode (63, 64) at a distal side of the catheter, and an electrical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100041978 - Controlling telemetry during magnetic resonance imaging: The invention is directed techniques for coordinating telemetry of medical devices with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. By coordinating telemetry of a medical device with the performance of MRI techniques with, the use of telemetry during MRI may be facilitated. In one example, information indicative of electromagnetic radiation bursts in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100041976 - Cryostat for reduced cryogen consumption: A cryostat has a cryogen vessel retained within an outer vacuum container, a thermally insulating jacket surrounding the outer vacuum container and insulating it from ambient temperature.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100041979 - Interventional immobilization device: Interventional immobilization devices used to immobilize a body part and then, during a medical procedure, orient a medical device to treat located tissue within the body part are provided. The devices are designed to immobilize body tissue while preserving, or substantially preserving, the three-dimensional or volumetric integrity of the immobilized... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100041980 - Mri method: A method of operating a magnetic resonance imaging scanner for imaging the heart of a patient comprising inducing apnoea in the patient; sensing an electrical heart waveform; in response thereto moving the chest wall of the patient to a desired location; and triggering the scanner to image.... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100041981 - Applications of scaling laws of tree structures: In at least one embodiment, a method for diagnosing vascular disease is provided, the method comprising the steps of obtaining a vessel image showing a vasculature of a vessel, identifying at least two measurements from the vasculature of the vessel, the measurements relating to at least two parameters, calculating a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100041982 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a trigger generating unit, a blood flow image generating unit and a control unit. The trigger generating unit acquires blood flow information of an object and generates a trigger based on the blood flow information. The blood flow image generating unit acquires imaging data... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100041983 - Device and method for pathology detection: A method and system may provide detection of pathologies, for example, the detection of cancer in, for example, the gastrointestinal tract utilizing for example magnetically susceptible nano-particles. Ultrasound imaging, MRI technology or other suitable techniques may be used in conjunction to localize detected pathologies.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100041984 - Impedance sensing device and catheter system: A sensing system including a collection catheter and a sensing device. The sensing system can be used in determining an optimal location of a collection catheter for the removal of a medium from coronary circulation. The sensing system can also be used in determining the optimal time for the collection... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100041985 - Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging: Digital x-ray images taken before a surgical procedure by a fluoroscopic C-arm imager are displayed by a computer and overlaid with graphical representations of instruments being used in the operating room. The graphical representations are updated in real-time to correspond to movement of the instruments in the operating room. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100041986 - Ablation and monitoring system including a fiber optic imaging catheter and an optical coherence tomography system: An ablation and monitoring system comprises a catheter, an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, and an ablation generator. The catheter comprises one or more optical fibers to transmit a light beam to a tissue material and collect a reflected light from the tissue material. The OCT system is in optical... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100041987 - Imaging apparatus and method: A thermoacoustic imaging apparatus comprises an electromagnetic radiation source configured to irradiate a sample area and an acoustic signal detection probe arrangement for detecting acoustic signals. A radiation responsive acoustic signal generator is added outside the sample area. The detection probe arrangement detects both signals generated in a sample area... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100041988 - Feedback loop for focused ultrasound application: A method is disclosed using a feedback loop for focused ultrasound application. The method includes the steps of determining a location of a target side within a body using ultrasound waves, applying focused ultrasound waves to the target site, determining a new location of the target site using further ultrasound... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100041990 - Needle guides for catheter delivery: Provided are needle locks and methods of using the same for ultrasound guided catheter insertion. The needle locks hereof substantially immobilizes a needle relative to an ultrasound probe to permit manipulation of a catheter or other device through the needle. The needle locks of the present invention may be used... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP

20100041989 - Use of ultrasound as an antivascular agent: A method for detecting and disrupting fragile blood vessels formed as a result of tumor angiogenesis by manipulating an extent of tissue vascularity in vivo, the method includes targeting a region in need of manipulating the extent of vascularity of the tissue by a diagnostic imaging; visualizing said fragile blood... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100041991 - Haptic feedback medical scanning methods and systems: Devices for use in medical imaging can include a robotic arm (220) having multiple degrees-of-freedom movement capability, a scanning transducer (230) coupled in proximity to an end of the robotic arm, and a haptic interface (250) having one or more mechanical linkages and being in communication with the robotic arm,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100041994 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and recording medium on which ultrasonic image processing program is recorded: The average velocity of a tissue is calculated for each frame in accordance with compression/release, and a reference waveform is generated by using the calculated velocity. A time phase in which the average velocity becomes 0 is specified by the reference waveform. In strain computation, time integration is performed for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100041993 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic image processing apparatus: A speckle pattern is removed from each image in such a manner that each image obtained by a multi-resolution decomposition is decomposed into a low-band signal component, a high-band signal horizontal component, a high-band signal vertical component, and a high-band signal diagonal component, the decomposed signal components are subjected to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100041992 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image display apparatus, and medical image diagnostic apparatus: When displaying a plurality of images in different conformations in relation to information of a tissue motion typified by a heart wall motion, support information which is used to rapidly and easily visually confirm a relative positional correspondence relationship between an MPR image, a polar mapping image, and a three-dimensional... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100041995 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: In the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the invention, a two-dimensional array probe 1 formed by arranging a plurality of ultrasonic elements two-dimensionally transmits an ultrasonic beam to a three-dimensional region and receives a reflected signal. The ultrasonic beam scans a region on a pyramid, and the scan region is divided... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100041997 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes a pulsar including an output line coupled to a piezoelectric transducer and a plurality of first push-pull circuits whose output units are coupled to the output line, and a power source unit which supplies a plurality of power source voltages with different levels to the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100041996 - Ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe for cavity scanning of a body, comprising: an elongated rod-like member (101), with a longitudinal axis (102), configured to accommodate at its one end a first transducer (104). The first transducer (104) has a field of view (105a, 105b) established by acquiring an image along radial scan... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100041998 - Method for detecting and/or monitoring a wound using infrared thermal imaging: A system for diagnosing damaged tissue includes a thermal imaging device, a data processing device including a digital media generic to or associated there with connected to the thermal imaging device, an image display device connected to or integrated with the data processing device and a graphics user interface resident... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20100042005 - Detecting optical properties of a turbid medium: A device for measuring light scattering and absorption properties of a tissue, the device comprising: a probe comprising first and second optical fibers for irradiation and detection. The optical fibers are substantially parallel to each other at the distal end, and are separated by a distance of less than 2... Agent: Ronald I. Eisenstein

20100042004 - Method and apparatus for multi-spectral imaging and analysis of skin lesions and biological tissues: A multispectral nevoscope that uses specific wavelengths in the visible and infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation to transilluminate a skin-lesion or a biological tissue or specimen for imaging and maps multispectral 2-dimensional images into 3-dimensional virtual space for providing 3-D distributions of pre-defined parameters representing the characteristic properties (such as... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100042000 - Method for correcting the image data that represent the blood flow: A method for correcting the image data representing the blood flow for the evaluation and quantitative representation of the blood flow in a tissue or vascular region is based on the signal of a contrast agent injected into the blood. Several individual images of the signal emitted by the tissue... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100041999 - Process for quantitative display of blood flow: A method for the quantitative representation of the blood flow in a tissue or vascular region based on the signal of a contrast agent injected into the blood. In the process, several individual images of the signal emitted by the tissue or vascular region are recorded at successive points in... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100042001 - Raman instrument for measuring weak signals in the presence of strong background fluorescence: A method for measuring a chemical concentration in tissue has two measurement steps. A portion of tissue is illuminated with a first generated light and a second generated light. A first Raman scattered light, corresponding to the first generated light, and a second Raman scattered light, corresponding to the second... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100042003 - Small-scale diagnostic system and display control method: A small-scale diagnostic system and a display control method are provided. In the diagnostic system while image data on a patient is displayed on a screen of a medical image control device, when image data on another patient is received from an image generating device, and the medical doctor wants... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100042002 - Three-dimensional imaging using an inflatable membrane: 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..

20100042006 - Packages of apparatus for non-invasive detection of pulse rate and blood flow anomalies: The present invention provides a package for an apparatus for non-invasively monitoring of blood flow of an object, a magnetic field sensing device, and a magnetic source positioning device.... Agent: Lawrence Y.d. Ho & Associates Pte Ltd

20100042007 - System for repetitive measurements of cardiac output in freely moving individuals: A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection and calibration methods are 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

20100042009 - 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 display, one memory, one control electronic, one D/A-converter, and a coil (6) for the application of modulated magnetic fields... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100042008 - Ecg data acquisition device: An apparatus for generating ECG recordings and a method for using the same are disclosed. The apparatus includes a handheld device and a controller. The handheld device has first, second, third, and fourth electrodes on an outer surface of the handheld device. The controller records signals from the first, second,... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward

20100042010 - Electrically isolated catheter with wireless sensors: A local power-delivery/data-reception unit is installed within an insertion end of a sealed catheter. The local power-delivery/data-reception unit wirelessly powers a separately sealed sensor that is attached to the insertion end and configured for wirelessly sending a data signal to the local power-delivery/data-reception unit. The catheter may further feature a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100042011 - Three-dimensional localization, display, recording, and analysis of electrical activity in the cerebral cortex: The present invention describes a method and apparatus to localize the electrical signals measured from a subject's scalp surface, preferably in near-real time, and to generate dynamic three-dimensional information of the electrical activity occurring within the cerebral cortex of the brain. In the preferred embodiment, it can produce images that... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100042012 - Diagnostic device for remote sensing and transmitting biophysiological signals: A diatrophic, bio-physiological interface is self-contained with onboard intensification, filtering, and signal processing and is wirelessly enabled (idio-electrode), with multiple sensory system for bio-physiological measurements, described herein utilizes spatially resolved potential profiles from a cluster of mini electrodes to form constituent sets comprising mini sensorial electrodes. The sets of sub... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100042013 - System and apparatus for wireless high-frequency temperature acquisition and analysis: We disclose a system, an apparatus, and a method for high frequency temperature monitoring and analysis. According to a disclosed embodiment the system comprises: (a) a wireless temperature acquisition and logging device especially designed for multi-day, high-frequency, and high-resolution temperature sampling; and (b) an analysis system implemented in a digital... Agent: Aboy&associates PC Www.aboypatentlaw.com

20100042014 - Safety biopsy instrument: A safety biopsy instrument having a body, a tubular blade with a sharp edge and a protection member engaged with the body such that the protection member and/or body are axially displaceable relative to each other from a position with the protection member concealing the blade edge to a position... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20100042015 - Whole blood capillary collection system: A whole blood capillary collection system is described and includes an enclosure located remotely from a blood collection apparatus. A DC motor-driven vacuum pump is located within the enclosure and is operatively connected to one end of the flexible tube so as to create suction therein. The enclosure includes a... Agent: Thomte Law Office, L.L.C.

20100042016 - Blood sensor and blood inspection device using it: A blood sensor usable both for a blood inspection device that performs puncture with a puncturing needle and for a blood inspection device that performs puncture with laser. In concrete, this invention comprises a sensor unit having a holder and a blood sensor mounted to the holder and a needle... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100042017 - Dual blade lancing test strip: An integrated lancing test strip includes a pair of blade members that each have a lancing tip that are configured to lance skin. A pair of spacer members connect the blade members together such that the blade members define an internal capillary. A test strip is positioned along the internal... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

  
02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100036190 - Internal radiation shield for brachytherapy treatment: A brachytherapy shielding system configured to be used with a brachytherapy application includes a balloon catheter and a body made from a magnetic material positioned within an inflatable portion, such as a balloon portion, of the balloon catheter. The brachytherapy shielding system is arranged to shield skin tissue exposed to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100036191 - Brain stimulation systems and methods: Systems and methods for brain stimulation, e.g., to induce various effects.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100036192 - Methods and systems for assessment of clinical infertility: Methods and computer-based systems for facilitating assessment of clinical infertility are provided. The methods and systems can be implemented to, for example, facilitate assessment of a subject for an in vitro fertilization treatment cycle, including determining probability of a live birth event. The methods and systems can be implemented to,... Agent: Stanford University Office Of Technology Licensing Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100036193 - Method of embryo transfer that eliminates transferred air while hormonally inducing implantation and apparatus: A method of embryo transfer (“ET”) that improves fertility rates by eliminating transferred air during the procedure is provided. Also provided is a method for hormonally enhancing the uterine wall of a patient either prior to or during the time of ET. Quantitative administration of transfer solutions is accomplished with... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100036194 - Method and device for deployment of a sub-pericardial sack: Various methods and devices for deploying a sub-pericardial sack about at least a portion of a heart to alleviate congestive heart failure. A medical device housing the sub-pericardial sack is inserted into the pericardial sack. An inverted umbrella framework is deployed through the medical device and into the pericardial sack... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036195 - Methods and devices for cardiac surgery: Methods for performing minimally invasive heart surgery include accessing a heart of a patient through a first incision on the left thorax of the patient, contacting the heart through the incision with a heart stabilizing device and/or a heart positioning device, introducing at least one coupling device through a second... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100036196 - Unitized penile erection system and tissue expander: A surgically implantable device is a single unit comprised of a hydraulically activated extendable cavernosal component and a manually controlled fluid transfer system composed of a pump. Flow from the pump is directed by a one way valve interposed between a bypass from an included elastic reservoir, the pump and... Agent: Norman E. Lehrer, P.C.

20100036197 - Methods and apparatus for transesophageal microaccess surgery: The current invention describes methods of transesophageal access to the neck and thorax to perform surgical interventions on structures outside the esophagus in both the cervical and the thoracic cavity. It describes a liner device made of a complete or partial tubular structure, or a flat plate, the liner having... Agent: Francis H. Kirkpatrick Kirkpatent Consulting

20100036198 - Device for the manipulation of body tissue: A device for manipulating body tissue comprises a base structure and at least one tubular member having a proximal end and an orientable distal end that defines a seat for supporting a surgical instrument, in which the tubular member is connected to the base structure. An actuation mechanism is suitable... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100036199 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus according to the present invention includes: an image pickup section including an observation window, the image pickup section being led into a body; a holding section that holds the image pickup section inside the body; a covering section that is connected to the holding section and covers... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036200 - Body insertion instrument: A body insertion instrument has an inserting portion inserted into a body near a target organ as a target of surgery. The body insertion instrument further includes a space securing unit, disposed to the inserting portion, configured to secure a space, in which the target organ is operated on, one... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036201 - Flexible tube for endoscope and its manufacturing process: The present invention provides an endoscopic flexible tube, including a spiral tube, a mesh tube covering the spiral tube, and a sheath coating the outer surface of the mesh tube, the sheath being composed of a sheathing resin material containing closed cells.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100036202 - Four-directional tip deflection device for endoscope: The present invention discloses a four-directional tip deflection device for endoscope including a tip deflecting mechanism, an elastic element, a support portion, a four-directionally flexible body, and first, second, third and fourth wires. The tip deflecting mechanism includes an endoscope lens, and first, second, third and fourth connecting portions facing... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100036203 - Endoscope system: It is possible to acquire a fluorescence distribution image for each fluorescent agent from a fluorescence image acquired in a mixed state, thus improving the diagnostic performance of cancer cells. There is provided an endoscope system (1) configured to insert at least a part into a body cavity of a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036204 - Laryngoscope spatula: The invention relates to a laryngoscope spatula with a spatula blade. The spatula blade, in cross section, has two side walls, which are spaced apart from each other along at least part of the length of the spatula blade, and two limbs. A first limb extends from the first side... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100036205 - Spreader for high tibial osteotomy: To facilitate insertion of an implant while retaining a cut in an opened state. There is provided a spreader 1 for high tibial osteotomy to be inserted into a cut made in the deformed femur or tibia of a patient with knee osteoarthritis, and to open the cut so as... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036206 - Apparatus and method for self-administered maintenance of an ostomy: An apparatus is configured to straddle a patient's legs or torso when in a reclined position, and includes a mirror located in a position elevated above a treatment site of a stoma for angularly directing an image as reflected from an overhead vantage of the site to the patient for... Agent: Lawrence I. Wechsler Wechsler & Wechsler, P.C.

20100036208 - Method and apparatus for in-vivo physiological monitoring: A method is provided that includes providing a monitoring apparatus including one or more modules within a target cavity or lumen of a body. The one or more modules are provided within the target cavity or lumen in a first state in which the monitoring apparatus is configured to remain... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100036207 - Relative response system including reprogramming capability for autonomous or interrelated stimulus and sensor systems for measuring biological response data relative to either an absolute reference and/or relative to other biological response: A wireless system of independent CPU pods for initiating, collecting, and optionally processing, absolute and/or relative response data of biological systems to stimulus and then using wireless means to transmit the data to a plurality of external communications (e.g. human interface device) via a bridge pod. The system is set... Agent: Michael Zack Eckblad

20100036212 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to an apparatus for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: a probe for insertion into a body lumen of the mammal, the... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100036213 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to an apparatus for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: a tubular housing extending along a longitudinal axis from a distal end... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100036214 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a system for measuring a physiological condition within a mammal comprising: an apparatus comprising an elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis; a... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100036209 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100036210 - Elastic cloth device with a function of physiological detection: An elastic cloth device with a function of physiological detection includes two elastic bodies, two fastening elements, and a connecting strap. The two elastic bodies are aligned with an interval in-between and each includes an elastic cloth strap woven with at least one strain sensing unit; wherein the strain sensing... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20100036211 - Systems and methods for measuring physiological parameters of a body: Systems and methods for measuring physiological parameters of a body are described. In some embodiments, the system employs a physiological monitoring device capable of measuring, amplifying, digitizing and transmitting events ranging in frequency from 0 (DC) to 10 kHz.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100036215 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036216 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036217 - System for analyzing tissue perfusion using concentration of inocyanine green in blood: The present invention relates, in general, to a system for analyzing tissue perfusion using the concentration of indocyanine green and a method of measuring the perfusion rate using the system and, more particularly, to a system for measuring tissue perfusion by injecting indocyanine green into a living body, detecting variation... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100036218 - fingertip blood oxygen saturation measuring apparatus: A blood oxygen saturation measuring apparatus comprising an upper shell, a lower shell, and an elastic restoring structure, characterized in that a mark is arranged on a lateral side surface of the upper and/or the lower shell; and the mark is provided to be in alignment with the vertical position... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20100036219 - Blood sampler: A blood sampler is adapted for penetrating epidermis of skin in order to collect blood, and includes a plate, a thin-film electrode unit, and a plurality of spaced apart penetrating members. The plate has an upper surface that is indented to form a recess adapted for containing the blood. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100036220 - Small volume in vitro sensor and methods of making: A sensor utilizing a non-leachable or diffusible redox mediator is described. The sensor includes a sample chamber to hold a sample in electrolytic contact with a working electrode, and in at least some instances, the sensor also contains a non-leachable or a diffusible second electron transfer agent. The sensor and/or... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100036221 - Noninvasive method to estimate variation of blood glucose levels using metabolic measurements: A method to estimate the variation of blood glucose concentration in a patient without blood sampling. The method can be implemented by measuring metabolic parameters including heat dissipation by conduction, percentage oxygen content of expired air and volume per minute of expired air. These parameters are used to calculate estimated... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100036222 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036223 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036224 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036225 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100036226 - Nerve surveillance cannulae systems: An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the expandable tip comprising a plurality of generally-triangular shaped petals held together in a radially-inwardly tapered arrangement between... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100036227 - Apparatus and display methods relating to intravascular placement of a catheter: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100036228 - Suture sleeve and a method for implanting one or more electrical leads into a vein: In a suture sleeve and implantation method for one or more implantable leads, the suture sleeve is adapted to be inserted into a vein to secure and protect the one or more leads from damage when a suture thread is positioned and tied around the vein in the region over... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100036229 - Feeding tube: The invention is related to a feeding tube (1, 11, 15) in particular for total parental nutrition and/or medicine dosing including at least one inner tubing (9), at least one lumen (2, 13), at least one sensing element, in particular an electrode (3), the sensing element being connected to at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036230 - Multiple electrode composite systems and methods for use in electrocardiogram detection systems: A biomedical sensor system is disclosed that includes a plurality of electrodes and a contiguous adhesive material that is in contact with each of the plurality of electrodes. In certain embodiments a method is provided that includes the step of applying a first surface of adhesive material to a patient... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100036231 - Electrical connector apparatus and methods: Size-specific electrical connector apparatus optimized for e.g., biomedical applications, and which prevents mating to the wrong sized terminals. In one embodiment, the connector apparatus comprises device having a two piece assembly adapted pivotally engage and lock a sensor such as those used in impedance cardiography (ICG) therein. The conductor is... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates

20100036233 - Automatic methods for combining human facial information with 3d magnetic resonance brain images: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for provided fused images of external and internal body scans by fusing data generated from color external laser scans with internal magnetic resonance (MR) images. In particular, the present inventions relate to software for fusing and displaying images produced by fusing color... Agent: Peter G. Carroll Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20100036235 - Magnetic resonance device and method: The invention relates to a device for magnetic resonance imaging of a body (7) placed in an examination volume. The device (1) is arranged to a) generate a series of MR spin echo signals from a first nuclear spin species by subjecting at least a portion of the body (7)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036234 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for generating a perfusion image: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for generating perfusion images, a perfusion series of magnetic resonance perfusion images is acquired that includes tag images and at least one control image, that are grouped in pairs. From each pair an initially processed perfusion image is obtained, such as by subtraction.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100036232 - Nuclear medicine imaging system having attenuation correction: A nuclear medicine (NM) imaging system having attenuation correction (AC) has a stationary portion having an NM rotating portion mounted thereon. At least one gamma camera head is mounted on the NM rotating portion proximate a front side of the stationary portion and is configured to be rotated about a... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100036237 - Detector unit for arrangement within a field generating unit of an mr device: A detector unit for arrangement in a field generating unit of a magnetic resonance device has an RF transmission/reception system for transmitting RF pulses into, or receiving magnetic resonance signals from, an examination volume of the field generation unit. The RF transmission/reception system surrounds a patient tunnel at a radial... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100036236 - Method of interfacing a detachable display system to a base unit for use in mri: A base unit operable with a wireless patient monitoring unit used to acquire physiological data during an MRI examination is constructed to have a detachable display unit. The detachable display unit wirelessly communicates with the base unit when in a roving mode. The detachable display unit may also have a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036238 - Device and method for assessing extension of a deployable object: A medical instrument assembly is disclosed. The medical instrument has proximal and distal ends. A receiver coil being mounted proximate to a distal end of the medical instrument, the receiver coil being electrically connectable at a proximal end of the medical instrument. A deployable object being disposed and movable within... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100036240 - Multi-modality system for imaging in dense compressive media and method of use thereof: A multi-modality system and method for performing screening/detection, imaging and diagnosis/characterization of materials and objects in dense compressive media, such as in medical soft tissue applications, is disclosed. Medical tissue applications include but are not limited to the detection and diagnosis of breast tumors. Generally, the present invention involves coupling... Agent: Law Offices Of Robert Hart

20100036239 - Procedure to plan, guide and assess percentaneous transluminal heart valve repair: A method or workflow for heart valve emplacement provides a planning stage in which the patient is imaged using a C-arm computed tomography-like image system to obtain a electrocardiogram gating image that is measured to determine a size of a prosthetic heart valve for use on the patient. A deployment... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100036241 - Apparatus and methods for implanting objects, such as bronchoscopically implanting markers in the lung of patients: Apparatuses and methods for implanting objects, such as a marker, in the lungs of patients. In one embodiment, a bronchoscopic catheter assembly for implanting an object in the lung of a patient includes a handle, a delivery catheter projecting outwardly from the handle, and a push wire contained within the... Agent: Calypso Medical / Perkins Coie, LLP

20100036242 - Device, system and method to measure abdominal aortic aneurysm diameter: Systems, methods, and ultrasound transceivers equipped and configured to execute analysis and extract ultrasound information related to an abdominal aortic aneurysm of a subject are described. The methods utilize algorithms to establish improved targeting of the abdominal aortic aneurysm within a region-of-interest. The targeting algorithms may be optimally applied to... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100036244 - Nonlinear elastic wave measurement and imaging with two-frequency elastic wave pulse complexes: Methods and instruments for suppression of multiple scattering noise and extraction of nonlinear scattering components with measurement or imaging of a region of an object with elastic waves, where elastic wave pulse complexes are transmitted towards said region where said pulse complexes are composed of a high frequency (HF) and... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100036243 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: t

20100036246 - Automatic fat thickness measurements: There is provided a system for lysing of adipose tissue that includes a fat measuring device adapted to automatically measure thickness of a fat layer in a target area of a subject, a transducer adapted to transmit focused ultrasound and a controller adapted to receive a measurement from said fat... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group

20100036245 - Image-guided therapy delivery and diagnostic needle system: An automated system for delivery of seeds or other therapeutic or diagnostic capsules to internal organs of the patient's body for radiation brachytherapy includes a needling mechanism, a 2DOF robot, an ultrasound probe driver, a 5DOF passive platform, and an easy lock cart. The needling mechanism implants radioisotope seeds by... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100036250 - Formation of a color map for an elastic image: Embodiments for forming a color map necessary for forming an elastic image in an ultrasound system. A transmission/reception (Tx/Rx) unit transmits ultrasound signals to a target object and receives ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object to thereby obtain receive signals. The receive signals include first receive signals obtained... Agent: Jones Day

20100036248 - Medical image diagnostic apparatus, medical image measuring method, and medicla image measuring program: [Means for Solution] An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus 100 acquires input image information, which is image data of a subject, and holds it in a storage section 3. An image selection section 8 performs image recognition calculation for comparison between the input image information and past image information pieces of an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100036249 - Method and apparatus for multiline color flow and angio ultrasound imaging: A method for multiline ultrasound imaging comprises implementing multiline beamforming with a number of ensembles (52,54,56,58). Each ensemble includes a sequence (64,66,68,70,72,74) of transmit beams (T) of a given transmit direction and a first multiple of receive beams (R) per transmit beam. The method further includes constructing an overlap multiline... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036247 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: Previously captured three-dimensional image data of a subject from which a reference image is extracted are provided in the form of time-series volume data 14, 15 composed of two-dimensional image data groups which are recorded over at least one period of a periodically moving organ of the subject, with time-phase... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100036251 - Delay adjustment module and ultrasonic receiving beam forming apparatus: A delay adjustment memory is shared by two signal processing channels, a signal in one signal processing channel having a smaller delay time of the two signal processing channels is adjusted in delay by the delay adjustment memory, and another signal in the other signal processing channel having a larger... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100036252 - Ultrasound system and method for measuring bladder wall thickness and mass: An ultrasound transceiver scans an organ and processes the echogenic signals to produce three-dimensional, two-dimensional, and one-dimensional information of the organ. The 3-D, 2-D, and 1-D information is utilized to determine the thickness, surface area, volume, and mass of the organ wall.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100036253 - System and method for managing a patient: A system for managing a patient is disclosed and can include a patient interface adapted to obtain ultrasound information about the patient, a provider interface adapted to facilitate communication between the system and a provider, and a controller in communication with the patient interface and the provider interface, the controller... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100036254 - Spectrum analysis of coronary artery turbulent blood flow: A method includes acquiring vibrational cardiac data from an array of N transducers wherein the transducers are coupled to a human. A master replica is selected from a segment of the vibrational cardiac data. The master replica is correlated with the segment to obtain a plurality of local maxima. Vibrational... Agent: Peloquin, PLLC

20100036255 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: A signal generation unit 10 generates, and sends to a transmission circuit 12, a driving signal for forming a transmission pulse. A probe 14 is transmission controlled to transmit ultrasound at a transmission frequency which is set using, as a reference, a resonance frequency of a bubble administered into a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100036256 - Offset ultrasonic hand piece: An ultrasonic hand piece has a horn, piezoelectric crystals, and a cutting tip. The piezoelectric crystals and cutting tip are coupled to the horn. A centerline of the piezoelectric crystals is offset from a center line of the cutting tip such that oscillatory movement is produced in the cutting tip... Agent: Alcon

20100036257 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus using the same:

20100036258 - Real time ultrasound catheter probe: An ultrasound catheter probe assembly capable of scanning a three-dimensional volume is provided. The ultrasound catheter probe assembly contains a plurality of ultrasonic transducers disposed along a central axis of the ultrasound catheter probe assembly. The plurality of ultrasonic transducers is disposed on a mechanism operable to reciprocally pivot the... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100036259 - Uterine infrared thermal imaging device: A device for locating target tissue within a living body, comprises an elongate member extending from a proximal end which, when in an operative position, remains outside the body to a distal end which, when in the operative position, extends into the body to a location proximate to a target... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100036261 - Method and device for image guided surgery: A fluorometer includes a light source to generate excitatory light toward a tissue, the tissue generating fluorescent light in response to the excitatory light. The fluorometer also includes a light sensor to receive the fluorescent light and generate a digital signal. A processor is connected to the light sensor to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100036260 - Oral cancer screening device: An oral cancer screening device 10 used for the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue has a power supply 100, an illumination source 200, a selector switch 300 that enables the activation of a specific wavelength of light from the illumination source 200, an electrical system 400 in communication with... Agent: Elizabeth R. Hall

20100036262 - Fluorescence endoscope apparatus: The effect of noise light originating in a light guide portion is removed by simple calculations, and a clear fluorescence image that facilitates distinction between lesion tissue and normal tissue is acquired. Provided is a fluorescence endoscope apparatus including an insertion portion inserted into a body cavity; a light source... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100036263 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100036264 - Device for collecting physiological information of an animal, and corresponding method: The device comprises:—a tight test enclosure (14) for receiving the animal (16),—a means (20, 21) for thermally regulating the test enclosure (14),—a means (27) for renewing air in the test enclosure (14) at a controlled flow rate,—a pressure sensor (41) for measuring pressure difference between the air in the test... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100036265 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure: A method of measuring blood pressure includes measuring a characteristic of body fat of a measured body part, detecting a sphygmus wave and a pressure of a blood vessel of the measured body part, detecting a base blood pressure of the measured body part based on a result of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100036267 - Analysis device and analyzing method for autonomic nerve state: A detecting device for detecting an autonomic nervous state of an examinee includes a measuring unit, an analog-to-digital converting (ADC) unit and a digital processing unit. The measuring unit measures a vital sign of the examinee to output a vital sign signal. The ADC unit is coupled to the measuring... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100036266 - Device and method for detecting heart beats using airway pressure: Embodiments are directed to a device and method for detecting heart beats and/or monitoring ventilation and/or respiration of a patient using air pressure. In one embodiment, a monitoring device comprises a gas duct and at least one pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in the duct. The duct may be... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100036268 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100036269 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100036270 - Wireless cardiogram signal diagnostic instrument: A wireless cardiogram signal diagnostic instrument includes a band, a signal transmitting device, two sets of connecting pieces, and a conductive assembly. The band has two opposite mounting portions separated by a distance. The two mounting portions are provided with the conductive assembly having a first conductive piece and a... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100036271 - Frequency domain monitoring of myocardial electrical stability: Embodiments of the present invention relate to implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring myocardial electrical stability. A patient's heart is paced for a period of time using a patterned pacing sequence that repeats every N beats, and an electrical signal is obtained that is representative of a... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100036272 - Metabolic measure system including a multiple function airway adapter: A system (300) for measuring a metabolic parameter. The system includes an integrated airway adapter (20, 100, 200) capable of monitoring any combination of respiratory flow, O2 concentration, and concentrations of one or more of CO2, N2O, and an anesthetic agent in real time, breath by breath. Respiratory flow may... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036273 - Breath test device and method: The disclosure relates breath test devices and methods for the evaluation of liver functional and metabolic capacity or to assess liver heath and/or degree of liver injury. Specifically, there is provided a method of evaluating a liver condition, the method includes on-line monitoring a metabolic product of methacetin, a salt... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100036274 - Identification of disease characteristics using isotope ratios in breath: Methods are disclosed for distinguishing whether an animal is experiencing a bacterial infection or a viral infection. One monitors breath taken from the animal over time to measure the relative amount of a first breath stable isotope to a second breath stable isotope therein over time. A quick change in... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100036275 - Eeg net with transmission capabilities: An improved apparatus and method of using an EEG net to obtain electroencephalographic measurements from a patient in an emergent or urgent care setting. The net is comprised of a headpiece with a plurality of straps and recording ports formed therein. A recording head of an electrode is associated with... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100036276 - Neurofeedback system: An apparatus and process for low energy neurofeedback includes computer and display means on a general purpose computer to calculate and display dominant brain wave frequencies as measured by an electroencephalogram. The general purpose computer is also operative to compute and display a new frequency that is offset from the... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.

20100036277 - Animal temperature monitor and monitoring method: The invention provides apparatus 2, 12 for determining a condition-related temperature of an animal 1 having a tail 3. The apparatus comprises a temperature sensor 5 and means for determining and providing as an output a condition-related temperature of the animal from an output signal of the temperature sensor. The... Agent: Kirk Hahn

20100036278 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a method of determining vaginal health and/or fertility status in a female mammal comprising: a) inserting a probe into a vagina of the... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100036279 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a method of calibrating an apparatus for taking in vivo pH measurements comprising: a) providing a probe having an elongated housing extending along... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100036280 - Method of utilising measurements of threshold of pain: A method of determining the sympathetic tone and/or level of stress and/or level or warning system sensitivity includes the steps of: measuring an applied stimulation at a threshold value of the stimulation in one or more sympathetic tone-neutral points and measuring an applied stimulation at the same threshold value in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100036282 - Analysis system for determining an analyte in a body fluid and disposable integrated sample acquisition and analysis element: An analyte determination analysis system with a disposable integrated sample acquisition and analysis element is disclosed. A piercing element has a tip for generating a bodily puncture wound and a test strip having a body fluid sample receiving zone to perform an analysis on a body fluid sample. A reusable... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100036281 - Integrated sensor and lancet device and method for collecting body fluid using the same: The present invention relates to a sensor/lancet integrated device 1 including a lancet including a needle part 14 for puncturing skin, and a sensor including a reagent part 17. The lancet is integrally molded with the needle part 14. The device 1 preferably further includes a capillary 15 for supplying... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100036283 - Anti-reflux mechanism for urine collection sytems: A urine collection system includes an anti-flux mechanism to reduce the amount of urine that may flow from within the collection bag back into the urine meter. The urine collection system includes a urine meter, a collection member defining at least a first opening for receiving urine from the urine... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100036284 - Guide-wire and guiding insert placement assembly for over-the-wire catheter placement and method of use: A guiding insert assembly is disclosed that has electromagnetic-radiation-elements at each of its ends. A guiding insert having these elements is suitable for use in conjunction with known equipment in the process of locating the distal end of the guiding insert being placed into a patient. The proximally located element... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100036285 - Single-axis sensors on flexible backbone: An apparatus includes a narrow elongate probe is adapted for insertion into the body of a living subject. The probe may be flexible and has a plurality of sensors consisting of single coils of very fine wire wound about a backbone of the probe, which transmit signals proximally via fine... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100036286 - Device for indirectly measuring occlusal forces: An apparatus, in particular a dental splint, for the measurement of occlusal forces in case of a terminal occlusion of teeth comprises at least one sensor which is arranged outside of an occlusion region of the apparatus. A system for the diagnosis or treatment of bruxism serves to determine the... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20100036289 - Apparatus and methods for assessment of vestibulo-ocular reflexes: A rotary disk securely rotates a patient for the purpose of inducing vestibulo-ocular reflex eye movements. The apparatus provides a rotating platform with a positioning post to which a patient can be secured with a safety vest. A headrest on the positioning post permits a patient's head to be positioned... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100036290 - Arousal state classification model generating device, arousal state classifying device, and warning device: There is provided an arousal state classification model generating device for generating a blink waveform pattern model and an arousal state pattern model based on data on a blink waveform, which are preferably used for accurately estimating an arousal level with respect to unspecified object persons, an arousal state classifying... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100036288 - Limb movement monitoring system: A limb movement monitoring system, comprising a motion sensor, a garment comprising spatially addressable photonic textiles and spatially resolving pressure-sensitive textiles and furthermore a muscular activity sensor, a processing unit processing the data from the sensors and issuing illumination commands to the spatially addressable photonic textiles and a database. There... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100036287 - Method and device for detecting parameters for the characterization of motion sequences at the human or animal body: The invention relates to a bending sensor for detecting function parameters for the characterization of motion sequences at the human or animal body. The bending sensor comprises a fixing element 20, in particular a fixing plaster, for fixing the bending sensor on the skin of the human or animal body.... Agent: Chernow Katz, LLC

  
02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100030009 - Medical unit for withdrawal, calibration, dilution and/or injection of an injectable radioactive product: A medical unit includes a shielded enclosure (2) in which are accommodated:—elements (13) for supporting a container (12) including a source or a generator of injectable radioactive product (11),—elements (10) for supporting a syringe (6),—a device (3) of the activimeter type, and—a system of pipes (9, 20, 23, 24) associated... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100030010 - Handheld radiation delivery system: A handheld radiation delivery system is disclosed that includes a two-part delivery module comprising a reusable portion that contains a radioactive source wire and a disposable portion that includes a drive assembly for moving the radioactive source wire between storage and treatment positions. A disposable applicator tip is provided that... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100030011 - Magnetic implants for treating obstructive sleep apnea and methods therefor: A magnetic implant for treating sleep disorders includes a first anchor, a first magnet coupled to the first anchor, a tongue anchor, a second magnet coupled to the tongue anchor, and a support for aligning the first and second magnets so that a repelling force is generated between the magnets... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100030012 - Wireless communication in a multimodal auditory prosthesis: A multimodal auditory prosthesis. The prosthesis comprises a sound processing unit configured to process sound and to generate electrical signals representing different frequency components of the processed sound and a stimulation module communicably coupled to the sound processing unit, configured to stimulate the recipient to evoke a hearing percept of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100030013 - Wall integrated multisensory therapy device: A wall integrable multisensory therapy device for securement in a wall of a room dedicated for physiological therapeutic treatment is described. The device has a convection conduit with a bottom air intake and a top air outlet. A blower is secured between the inlet port and outlet port to heat... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100030017 - Bariatric device and method: A bariatric device and method of causing weight loss in a recipient includes providing a bariatric device having an esophageal member, a cardiac member and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member. The esophageal member has an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100030014 - Intracardiac device for restoring the functional elasticity of the cardiac structures, holding tool for the intracardiac device, and method for implantation of the intracardiac device in the heart: An intracardiac device for restoring the functional elasticity of the cardiac structures, in particular for the treatment of cardiomyopathies and or valvulopathies, by storing energy from the cardiac structures and ceding energy to the cardiac structures during the cardiac cycle, has an elongated shape, is at least partially wound in... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20100030016 - Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence: Described are methods, implants, insertion tools, and related systems and kits, for placing an implant to treat urinary incontinence; the implants include soft tissue anchors that are capable of engaging needles of the insertion tools, and the implants are designed to place a central support portion at a location to... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100030015 - System for treating rectocele in a woman: A system for treating rectocele in a woman includes an implant comprising a support body from which there extends at least to upper suspension stabilizers each disposed on either side of a sagittal plane on a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axes forming between them an angle greater than 45°, and... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100030018 - Articulating surgical device: A surgical device for performing surgery generally includes a handle assembly, an elongate member extending from the handle assembly, an articulation mechanism operatively associated with the handle assembly, and an end effector. The elongate member has an articulating section and straight section. The articulating section is configured to articulate with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100030019 - Endoscopic surgical operation method: Endoscopic surgical operation method includes: a step of lifting a living tissue including an diseased tissue located distally relative to an operation channel of an endoscope inserted through a natural orifice; a step of suturing a proximal region and a distal region of the living tissue positioned basal relative to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100030021 - Image display apparatus, endoscope system using the same, and image display method: An image display apparatus according to the present invention includes: a storage unit which stores an image group including a same number of first and second images which have a coincident positional relationship with respect to a subject and are respectively obtained through different image processes; a display unit which... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100030020 - Optical surgical device and method of use: An optical device includes a shaft, a handle and a camera assembly. The handle is coupled to the shaft at a first end, and the camera assembly is coupled to the shaft at a second end. Camera circuitry and software may be provided in the shaft and the handle, so... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100030022 - Method and system with encapsulated imaging and therapy devices, coupled with an extracorporeal imaging device: A medical system has an endoscopy system and an extracorporeal imaging system and a patient positioning device. The endoscopy system includes an intracorporeally movable capsule that is navigable within the body of a patient by a magnetic coil system within a tube-like working volume formed by the magnetic coil system.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100030023 - Active drive type medical apparatus and drive control method: An active drive type medical apparatus includes: an active mechanism having a rotatable joint provided near the distal end of a long member; an active mechanism driving section; a position/attitude detecting section configured to detect a position/attitude of the active mechanism; an instruction input section for performing instruction input of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100030025 - Capsule medical device: A capsule medical device includes a capsule casing that contains an illumination board, an imaging board, a transmission board, and a control board on which functional components are mounted, and a sheet-like battery that supplies power to the functional components. The sheet-like battery is rolled up to be a pole... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100030024 - Diagnosis or intervention inside the body of a patient using a capsule endoscope: An apparatus for carrying out a minimally invasive diagnosis or intervention inside the body of a patient is provided. The apparatus includes a capsule endoscope, which can be introduced into the body of the patient and includes at least one medical instrument. At least one transmission antenna for emitting electromagnetic... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100030026 - Medical apparatus guiding system: A medical apparatus main body such as a capsule main body inserted in the body cavity includes a thrust generating mechanism such as a spiral projection. The medical apparatus main body further forms an information providing unit comprising at least one of a storing unit for storing a state of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100030027 - Intraoral medical device: The present invention relates to an intraoral medical device comprising: • a mouth opener (2) formed by a tubular element (4) arranged to define an access to the oral cavity of the patient, • a tongue depressor (1) designed to be inserted removably into the tubular element (4) and having:—a... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100030028 - Flexible endoscopic stitching devices: An endoscopic stitching device including a tool assembly having a pair of juxtaposed jaws; a rotatably supported camming hub defining a groove formed in an inner surface of a central lumen thereof; and a center rod slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen of the camming hub. The center rod... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100030029 - Instrument for endoscopic surgery with knee in shaft and shaft stable handpiece: An endoscopic surgical instrument having a handpiece supporting an operating shaft. Said shaft having a knee enabling its distal end to bend away from the shaft axis, with its operative elements at the distal end. The handpiece has a stationary rest for the web of the thumb, and a four... Agent: Donald D. Mon

20100030030 - Endoscope channel tube and method of producing the same: A forceps channel tube is composed of a tube body, a reinforcing tape and a protective layer. The reinforcing tape includes a reinforcement layer and an adhesive layer. The reinforcement layer has a plurality of strip-shaped high and low rigidity portions arranged alternately. The reinforcing tape is wrapped around an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100030031 - Swing prism endoscope: A variable direction of view endoscope is positionable at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium to accomplish visualization. A method of use includes introducing the variable direction of view endoscope into a nasal cavity with the endoscope adjusted to a first direction of view between... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100030032 - Access device: A surgical access device includes a base having two or more ports or apertures that provide for the insertion of surgical instruments. The multi-port insert may be used with a laparoscopic access device. The multi-port insert may also include one or more instrument supports that are attached to the base... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100030033 - Surgical light apparatus: A surgical light apparatus for illuminating a surgical site. The light apparatus may include a light housing, fiber optical cable, a sheath, and a cable connector. The fiber optical cable may be comprised of a bundle of fiber optical cables that have distal and proximate ends. The proximate end may... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100030034 - Apparatus and method for detecting cardiac events: A method and system which includes a minimally invasive, implantable device with a sensor configured for collecting electrical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor configured for collecting mechanical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor for collecting optical data associated with cardiac performance, a sensor for collecting biochemical data... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030035 - Fuzzy system for cardiovascular disease and stroke risk assessment: The present invention relates to a fuzzy system that provides a measure of global cardiovascular risk based on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. The fuzzy system is of multiple input single output (MISO) wherein the inputs are the values of risk factors and the output is... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100030036 - Method and system for monitoring the condition of livestock: A method and system for monitoring the condition of livestock comprises a plurality of sensors (115, 103, 113, 111, 107, 105) for sensing a plurality of different behavioural parameters of an animal. The sensed data is transmitted by a unit (115), wirelessly, t a central processor (119) and a plurality... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

20100030037 - Blood inspection device: A blood inspection device capable of separately discharging a sensor and a filter by using single discharge means. The blood inspection device has a housing (12) provided with a circular hollow cylindrical body (12b) having an opening (12a). A filter unit (13) including a filter (21) is provided inside the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100030038 - 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

20100030039 - Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents: The present disclosure relates to an interface for a noninvasive glucose sensor that comprises a front-end adapted to receive an input signals from optical detectors and provide corresponding digital signals. In one embodiment, the front-end comprises switched capacitor circuits that are capable of handling multiple streams signals from the optical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100030040 - Multi-stream data collection system for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100030041 - Multi-stream emitter for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents: The present disclosure relates to an emitter that is suitable for a noninvasive blood constituent sensor. The emitter is configured as a point optical source that comprises a plurality of LEDs that emit a sequence of pulses of optical radiation across a spectrum of wavelengths. In some embodiments, the plurality... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100030042 - Method and device for determining oxygen saturation of hemoglobin, for determining hematocrit of blood, and/or for detecting macular degeneration: A method and device for accurately determining oxygen saturation of hemoglobin by the measurement of the optical density of a sample, such as a blood vessel, in response to illumination by light having at least three wavelengths (λi, λ2, λ3, . . . ) within a range of about 460... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100030043 - Implantable medical system including multiple sensing modules: A medical system includes at least two sensing modules that each generate an optical signal that changes as a function of a physiological parameter of a patient. The sensing modules may be coupled to a common light source and a common receiver via an optically transmissive member. At least a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030044 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030045 - Analyte sensor apparatuses comprising multiple implantable sensor elements and methods for making and using them: Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having optimized elements and/or configurations of elements as well as methods for making and using such sensors. Typical embodiments of the invention include glucose sensors used in the management of diabetes.... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100030046 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030047 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030048 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030049 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030050 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030051 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100030052 - Analyte sensors comprising plasticizers: A method and analyte-measurement device adapted to determine the concentration of an analyte in a fluid from a measurement site within a body, including an animal body, a mammalian body, or a human body. The invention further relates to the use of partially or fully implantable glucose-monitoring devices, including transcutaneous... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100030053 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100030054 - Cerebral vascular reactivity monitoring: A monitoring device may include logic to receive arterial blood pressure data associated with a patient and receive tissue hemoglobin data associated with the patient. The logic may also calculate a linear correlation between the arterial blood pressure data and the tissue hemoglobin data. The correlation may be used to... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100030055 - Devices, systems, and methods to evaluate cardiovascular function: Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to the detection of cardiovascular efficiency and risk of disease. The rate of volumetric change of the heart can be determined by measuring the parallel conductance across electrodes attached to the heart. Measurements from a lumen would consider the total conductance. The rate... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100030056 - Portable non-contact tonometer and method of determining intra-ocular pressure using such: v

20100030057 - Imaging catheter: A catheter for conveying flowables in or out of the body, be they gases or liquids. The catheter has a triangular lumen and optional auxiliary structures. One optional element is guide engaging for employing a guide for placing the catheter. Another element is a secondary lumen disposed within the wall... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20100030059 - Method for measuring information of biological systems: The invention relates to a method for measuring information of biological systems. The aim of the invention is to receive signals using less energy. To achieve this, random generators are used as receivers (B) of low-energy quanta, since the random generators can be regarded and implemented as antennae and receivers... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100030058 - Methods of treating wrinkles, developing wrinkle treatments and evaluating treatment efficacy, based on newly discovered similarities between wrinkles and skin wounds: Disclosed are methods of measuring an endogenous wrinkle electric field and methods of characterizing topical applications, or other treatments, in terms of their effect on the endogenous electric field of wrinkles. Also included, are methods of developing topical applications, or other treatments that have a desired effect on the endogenous... Agent: The Estee Lauder Cos, Inc

20100030060 - Scope, vision: The VISION SCOPE allows claustrophobic individuals to enter an open or closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine without claustrophobic tendencies and view the outside areas while undergoing testing without interfering with the magnetic field created by the MRI machine.... Agent: Wanda Sublett

20100030061 - Navigation system for cardiac therapies using gating: An image guided navigation system for navigating a region of a patient which is gated using ECG signals to confirm diastole. The navigation system includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of a patient. The tracking device... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030062 - System and method to analyze blood parameters using magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method for accurately producing MR images of selected vascular compartments includes employing a control scan and a tag scan, each including velocity selective modules that suppress signal from blood flowing faster than a given cutoff velocity, to acquire control and tag sets of NMR data that may... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100030064 - Feature-based registration method: Methods for registering a three-dimensional model of a body volume to a real-time indication of a sensor position that involve analyzing scanned and sensed voxels and using parameters or thresholds to identify said voxels as being either tissue or intraluminal fluid. Those voxels identified as fluid are then used to... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100030065 - Surgical access with target visualization: Accessing a spine from a curved postero-lateral approach may include a curved cannula positioned along a curved path from an opening in the skin to a location proximate to the spine. Positioning of the distal end of a radiolucent curved access cannula may be assisted by use of one or... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100030063 - System and method for tracking an instrument: A system for tracking an instrument relative to an anatomical structure is provided. The system can include at least one tracking device, which can be coupled to the instrument. The system can also include a shape sensor coupled to the instrument that can determine a shape of the instrument. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100030066 - Biological information measurement apparatus and method: A biological information measurement apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave applying unit configured to apply, to a living body, a first electromagnetic wave and a second electromagnetic wave having a frequency different from a frequency of the first electromagnetic wave; a reflected wave receiver configured to receive a first reflected wave... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100030067 - System, method, computer-readable medium and use for imaging of tissue in an anatomical structure: A system for imaging of prostate cancer in a prostate in vivo is provided. The system utilizes Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) for creating a 3D image for the detection of suspicious prostate tissue. The DOT image may be used to guide the biopsy, thereby reducing the number of false negatives.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100030068 - Method for processing images and associated medical imaging system: A system and method of processing images of a region of interest of a patient is provided. The method comprises acquiring a reference image of the region of interest of the patient; during a pullback of an intravascular sensor in the region of interest, triggering simultaneously the steps of: acquiring... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100030069 - Triple-modality imaging system: The invention relates to a triple-modality imaging system, wherein an optical imaging detector for acquiring optical tomography imaging data, a single photon emission computered tomography (SPECT) detector for acquiring SPECT data, and an x-ray source and detector for acquiring x-ray data are arranged to acquire optical imaging data, SPECT data,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100030071 - Delay-compensated calculation of tissue blood flow: Methods for computing perfusion parameters are described. The methods are typically used to analyze magnetic resonance (MR) and other image data and to calculate tissue perfusion parameters such as blood flow in the brain or in tissues in other organs such as the heart. The methods employ a block-circulant matrix... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100030073 - Modeling of pharmaceutical propagation: A method of delivering a contrast enhancing fluid to a patient using an injector system, including: determining at least one patient transfer function for the patient based upon data specific to the patient and, the at least one patient transfer function providing a time enhancement output for a given input;... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100030072 - Multiple imaging mode tissue marker: An intracorporeal marker for marking a site within living tissue of a host having a body of porous hydroxyapatite whose physical properties permit the body to be distinguished from human soft tissue under visualization using ultrasonic and radiation imaging modalities.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100030070 - System and method for injecting contrast products: The invention concerns a system for injecting contrast product comprising an injecting mechanism, at least two reservoirs operatively associated with the injecting mechanism, said reservoirs being designed to contain at least one contrast product and one rinsing product respectively; and a control device comprising programming means, which is operatively associated... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100030074 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes: a first vessel for supplying a first liquid; a second vessel for supplying a second liquid; a mixing vessel for mixing the first and second liquids; a connector including a first flow passage connected to the first vessel, a second flow passage connected to the second... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100030075 - Ultrasound system and method of offering preview pages: An ultrasound system and a method of offering preview pages on a screen are disclosed. The ultrasound system of the present invention stores a plurality of report pages including information of at least one target object, forms a plurality of preview pages of the report pages and controls display of... Agent: Jones Day

20100030076 - Systems and methods for simultaneously treating multiple target sites: The emission intensities of groupings of transducer elements of an ultrasound transducer array are controlled based on targeting criteria in such a manner as to simultaneously create multiple discontiguous foci, each corresponding to one of a plurality of target sites.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100030078 - Medical imaging apparatus: In a medical imaging apparatus for imaging mammary gland and breast while compressing the breast with a compression plate, the posture of an ultrasonic probe relative to the compression plate is kept constant and the moving motion of the ultrasonic probe is stabilized. The apparatus includes: an imaging stage; a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100030077 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonograph comprises a probe 5 provided with a transmitting/receiving ultrasonic transducer 7 at the center thereof, and the probe 5 is comprised of a transmitting ultrasonic transducer 8 and a receiving ultrasonic transducer 9 which are symmetrically movable with respect to the transmitting/receiving ultrasonic transducer 7. Contacting the probe... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100030079 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus and method for acquiring ultrasound image: A display controller 9 causes a display 10 to display a tomographic image, and further causes the display 10 to display a first marker indicating a three-dimensional scan range and a second marker indicating a range to generate three-dimensional image data (a range subjected to rendering) so as to be... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100030080 - Method and device of diagnosing bone strength: A bone strength diagnostic device includes a wave-transmission module for deriving a speed of sound that transmits an ultrasonic wave from a wave-transmission transducer for deriving the speed of sound obliquely to a bone covered with soft tissues; a wave-reception module for deriving the speed of sound that receives, with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100030081 - Ultrasonograph: Multidimensional beamformer data including time, which is provided by numerical data in practical use, is efficiently stored in storage means and is computed. The computation means for the beamformer utilizes beamformer data computing means which performs the computation of delays and weighting by using a linear combination function of a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100030082 - Ultrasound apparatus: There is disclosed an ultrasound apparatus comprising an ultrasound transducer that operates in a target plane, and a light source that emits a broad, planar light beam that is co-planar with said target plane and directed relative to said ultrasound transducer to illuminate at least a region where an instrument... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100030083 - Assessment of tissue response to stress: An approach is described for identifying sites of imminent skin breakdown in amputee prosthesis users. Thermal recovery time (TRT) for a limb is optically determined using an infrared camera. TRT is the time interval for the temperature of the skin to achieve 70% of its maximum value during a 10-minute... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20100030084 - Diffuse optical tomography with markers containing fluorescent material: The invention relates to a system, a medical image acquisition system, and a method for imaging an interior of a turbid medium (25). The invention also relates to a marker (60) for use in the method for imaging an interior of a turbid medium (25). The system, the medical image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100030085 - System for monitoring and analysing cardiorespiratory signals and snoring: Extraction of components of the a signal captured by an accelerometer, obtaining information about physiological data such as cardiac, respiratory and snoring activity. The extracted signal components are useful for the diagnosis of different types of abnormal respiratory phenomena during sleep (apneas, hypopneas and respiratory efforts associated to micro-arousals).... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100030087 - Estimating cardiovascular pressure and volume using impedance measurements: Techniques for estimating a cardiac chamber or vascular pressure based upon impedance are described. A device or system may measure an impedance between at least two electrodes implanted within or proximate to a cardiovascular system. The device or system may estimate a pressure of an element of the cardiovascular system... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030086 - Monitoring hemodynamic status based on intracardiac or vascular impedance: This disclosure relates to monitoring intracardiac or vascular impedance to determine a change in hemodynamic status by detecting changes in an impedance parameter over cardiac cycles. An example method includes measuring a plurality of impedance values of a path within a patient over time, wherein the path includes at least... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030088 - Physiological parameter monitoring with minimization of motion artifacts: An implanted system includes at least two optical sensors implanted proximate to an artery of a patient such that one optical sensor is upstream of another optical sensor. Arterial pulses of the patient may be detected based on electrical signals from at least one of the optical sensors. In addition,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030090 - Methods and apparatuses for detection of myocardial ischemia upon exertion: Various method embodiments of the present invention concern sensing patient-internal pressure measurements indicative of physiological exertion, identifying one or more steady state periods of physiological exertion based on the patient-internal pressure measurements, sensing extra-cardiac response data and cardiac response data corresponding to the one or more physiological exertion steady state... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100030089 - Methods and systems for monitoring and modifying a combination treatment: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience while the individual is under the influence of a bioactive agent, identifying at least one characteristic of the artificial sensory experience that is proximate to a desired... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100030091 - Methods for diagnosing and treating a heart condition in a patient: Various methods for diagnosing and treating heart conditions are disclosed herein. According to one method, nitric oxide is delivered to a patient's lungs when the patient has one or more symptoms of a heart condition. The patient is diagnosed as suffering from a heart condition when a symptom of a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100030092 - Adaptive hypoglycaemia alert system and method: The onset or presence of a hypoglycaemic condition in a living being is estimated by obtaining ECG signals, which are processed together with secondary input, such as skin impedance, information about a condition of the living being, or blood glucose level, to estimate whether the living being is experiencing or... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100030093 - Periodic beat detection to detect artifacts in a cardiac electrogram: Techniques for determining whether artifacts are present in a cardiac electrogram are described. According to one example, a medical device senses a cardiac electrogram via electrodes. The medical device determines a derivative, e.g., a second order derivative, the electrogram. The medical device detects beats within the derivative, e.g., by comparing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100030094 - State machine interface system: State machine interface system, heart state machine analyzer and/or stimulator, comprising state machine algorithms and a graphical user interface, adapted to receive signals from a sensor device that are related to physiological activities of the heart and/or the circulatory system of a living being and the state machine algorithms determine... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100030095 - Pulse acoustic analysis system for the diagnostic of cardiovascular disease: This invention provides a pulse acoustic analysis system for detecting disease. The present invention further provides a method for detecting a dynamic pressure change in a blood dynamic system in human.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100030096 - Method of acquiring a physiological response: A method for acquiring a physiological response from a test subject, particularly an auditory brainstem response, by presenting a plurality of stimuli, such as a Maximum Length Sequence, detecting electrophysiological signals in response to the stimuli, generating a recover signal based on the stimuli and determining the physiological response from... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100030097 - Method to determine the attributes associated with a brand or product: A method of evaluating characteristics of a brand or product including the steps of: (a) presenting the brand or product to the subject during a first period; (b) determining brain activity of the subject during the first period; (c) presenting neutral visual and/or audio material to a subject during a... Agent: MastermindIPLaw PC

20100030098 - Large surface area temperature sensing device: A temperature probe for monitoring temperatures of a surface of a tissue or organ within the body of a subject includes a section with a substantially two-dimensional arrangement and a plurality of temperature sensors positioned across an area defined by the substantially two-dimensional arrangement. Such an apparatus may be used... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100030099 - Medical probe with consistent action: A probe for intermittent contacting a patient body with a predetermined speed and force. Initially, the probe is recessed inside the device which is brought in contact with the patient body, while keeping the probe from making a contact with the patient. On a command from an operator or control... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100030100 - Microneedle device for diagnosis of allergy: There is provided an inexpensive microneedle device for diagnosis of an allergy, enabling one to perform a clear skin test with simple operation for a short period of time in the diagnosis of allergies. The microneedle device (1) comprises: a microneedle substrate (2), microneedles (3) formed on the substrate at... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20100030101 - Method and system for acquiring loudness level information: The present invention relates to methods for acquiring hearing threshold values in a subject comprising providing a sound to the subject; providing a monitor for monitoring a movement response by the subject; monitoring the movement response by the subject to the sound; and progressively reducing the volume of the sound... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100030102 - Active delivery and flow redirections: novel devices and method of delivery of materials to patients: A medical device and method for planning or performing a method for delivering material through tissue into a defined area of a patient may comprise: a material delivery element through which the material may flow out of a delivery end; and observing the migration, flow and persistence of material delivered... Agent: Mark A Litman & Associates York Business Center Suite 205

20100030103 - Measuring device for physiological parameters: In a measuring device for physiological parameters with an implantable fluid chamber accommodating brain fluid, with a sensor device communicating with the brain fluid in the fluid chamber via a membrane and comprising a sensor for one or more physiological parameters, electronic components and a telemetry device for wireless transmission... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100030104 - Disposable automated tissue excision and collection device: An biopsy apparatus includes a pressure and vacuum generator including a first cylinder and a first piston movably disposed within the cylinder. The cylinder has a pressure generating region and a vacuum generating region. The biopsy apparatus also includes an outer cannula and an inner cannula having a lumen. The... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100030106 - Biopsy device: A biopsy device for marking a biopsy site is disclosed. The biopsy device can include a marker deployer and at least one marker disposed within an internal lumen of the deployer. The marker can include a non-metallic marker body sized and shaped to reduce variability in marker deployment force. In... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100030105 - Double needle for medical treatment, bone puncture needle, and bone marrow harvesting device: [Means for Solving Problems] This double needle (10) for medical treatment comprises the cylindrical outer needle (11) having an edge part (26) at its tip and the solid inner needle (12) detachably stored in the outer needle. When the outer needle (11) is rotated about its major axis, the rotating... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100030109 - Double-side coated syringe needle: A hollow stainless syringe needle is coated with a layer of Zirconium or Zirconia to form a smooth inner surface and outer surface. With the Zirconium or Zirconia coated needle, a smooth wound shall be caused in human tissue. The human tissue shall recover more quickly for a smooth wound... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP (itw)

20100030108 - Large sample low aspect ratio biopsy needle: A high aspect ratio biopsy needle achieves reliable performance with large solid sample size by means of a variety of features and combinations thereof, including support to prevent bending, reinforcement of the needle, and cutting edges arranged to resist deformation.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100030107 - Needle structure and method of performing needle biopsies: A biopsy needle (80) having a longitudinal channel (84) formed within an inner conductor (86) of a coaxial antenna is disclosed. The coaxial antenna terminates in a rigid insertion tip (82) e.g. a ceramic cone that is insertable into biological tissue. Microwave energy (e.g. having a frequency of 1 to... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100030111 - Automatic miniature injector and sample-taker device for medical use: An automatic and miniaturized injector and sample-taker device (1) for medical use comprises an enclosure (2) and at least one needle (15) movable relative to said enclosure (2). The injector and sample-taker device includes a detector system (12) suitable for detecting the presence of a blood vessel in a predetermined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100030110 - Glucose meter with er:yag laser lancing device: A personal portable painless lancing device and a blood glucose meter using the same, which can lance at the minimum without any pain and use it to measure the blood glucose. The minimum painless lancing device using an Er:YAG laser includes an Er:YAG laser beam-generating section in which the laser... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100030114 - Deflectable variable radius catheters: The invention provides a deflectable catheter capable of forming many variable radius spiral forms from a single, flexible, distal end section. In one aspect, the catheter employs a variable radius control wire to extend or deform a pre-formed loop structure into a three dimensional spiral-like form or geometry. The ability... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100030113 - Paranasal ostium finder devices and methods: Devices and methods for locating sinus ostia and positioning a guide wire within the sinus ostia. The subject devices comprise a shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a curved region located between the distal and proximal ends, and an interior channel, an extensible and retractable guide wire movably... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100030112 - Shape imparting mechanism insertion: A shape imparting mechanism (10) for a catheter includes an elongate element (12) dimensioned to fit within a lumen of an electrode sheath 14 of a catheter. An insertion facilitating arrangement (22) is carried at a distal end of the elongate element (12) for facilitating insertion of the distal end... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100030115 - Device for measuring compressive force of flexible linear body: A measurement device capable of sensing presence of an obstacle within a vessel from outside the vessel in operating a linear body inserted in the vessel is provided. According to this measurement device, an easy-to-use measurement device capable of measuring compressive force in a direction of longitudinal axis applied to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100030117 - Systems and methods for monitoring erectile function and diagnosing erectile dysfunction: Methods and systems for monitoring erectile function or dysfunction provide for determining concentration data of biochemical compounds in a subject's erectile tissues; and analyzing the concentration data to yield values indicative of the subject's erectile function. The concentration of biochemical compounds may be measured using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). The... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100030116 - Targeting device: A targeting device (20) for use in hip surgery to allow the position of the centreline of the femoral neck to be located, the device comprising: (a) one or more location sensor device (22a, 22b, 23a, 23b), wherein at least part of each location sensor device is movable to a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100030119 - Method and apparatus for continuous measurement of motor symptoms in parkinson's disease and essential tremor with wearable sensors: Disclosed embodiments include an apparatus for generating a plurality of movement impairment indices from one or more kinematic signals to characterize movement disorders. Additionally we disclose methods for generating a plurality of movement impairment indices from one or more kinematic signals obtained from one or more kinematic sensors, said methods... Agent: Aboy&associates PC Www.aboypatentlaw.com

20100030118 - Sleep determination apparatus: When the subject is not yet in the hypnagogic state, it is determined that the subject is asleep when a detected body movement signal continuously remains below a determination threshold for a predetermined time or longer, and that the subject is awake in other situations. When the subject has entered... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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