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20100076246 - Intracorporeal medicaments for high energy phototherapeutic treatment of disease: New intracorporeal radiodense medicaments and certain medical uses and methods for use of such high energy phototherapeutic medicaments for treatment of human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such medicaments is a halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. The halogenated xanthenes constitute a family of... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100076247 - Permanent ventricular assist device for treating heart failure: The invention is a kit for a permanent ventricular assist device that can be permanently implanted into the circulatory system of a patient. The kit comprises one or more passive cores (Pcore), a stator, a power supply, and a controller unit. The inventors have realized that major open heart surgery,... Agent: Marc Van Dyke

20100076248 - Incubator: An incubator according to the present invention will be able to prevent accidents to the incubator itself or other devices, a doctor, a nurse or others causing external force even if the external force is applied to a canopy of a newborn chamber. An optical detector in a control mechanism... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100076249 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of a schedule for administration of a memory-dampening agent to an individual and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the accepting an indication of the schedule for administration of the memory-dampening agent to... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100076250 - Lighting system for energy stimulation: This invention relates to a lighting system for stimulating a user's energy by emitting bluish wake-up light and tuning the bluish light towards a daytime-like white light.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076253 - Guide glasses: A sound and light machine (SLM) produces sound and light that pulses at brain wave frequencies. The SLM is programmed to induce a particular state of consciousness in a user. The SLM includes a left and a right light emitting diode (LED) (3). The LEDs (3) are configured to be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100076251 - Pyro/piezo sensor and stimulator: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus and method for detecting respiration information of a patient and for providing a stimulation to the patient. A sleep sensor transducer includes a pyro/piezoelectric film. A first and second electrode can attach to the film to transmit the detected respiration information to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100076252 - Pyro/piezo sensor and stimulator hybrid circuit: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus and method for receiving respiration information of a patient and for providing a stimulation to the patient using a hybrid circuit. The hybrid circuit includes a control input for receiving a control signal having a first and second state. A sense switch... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100076254 - Electrical muscle stimulation to treat fecal incontinence and/or pelvic prolapse: Surgical procedures, kits and implants for alleviating human urinary and fecal incontinence are disclosed. Electrical stimulation is provided at one or more locations or positions in relation to or within an anal sphincter muscle comprising an internal anal sphincter surrounding the anus, an external anal sphincter surrounding the internal anal... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100076255 - Method and apparatus for treating a prolapse related condition: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for treating a prolapse related condition. The apparatus includes an implantable stimulator arranged to be implanted within a patient. The stimulator provides a signal for stimulation of tissue in the pelvic region.... Agent: Jones Day

20100076256 - Cardiac disease treatment and device: A jacket of biological compatible material has an internal volume dimensioned for an apex of the heart to be inserted into the volume and for the jacket to be slipped over the heart. The jacket has a longitudinal dimension between upper and lower ends sufficient for the jacket to surround... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100076257 - Sexual aid system: A sexual aid device formed of a substantially U-shaped, member having a proximal end adapted for engagement within the vagina of a user distal end positioned to oppose the proximal end in a biased engagement with intra vaginal and external sexually sensitive surfaces of the user's body. A skeletal member... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100076258 - Capsule medical apparatus and method of manufacturing capsule medical apparatus: A capsule medical apparatus includes a plurality of rigid boards on which functional members are mounted; and a plurality of board-separation keeping units that sandwich the rigid boards to keep the rigid boards separated.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100076259 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus according to the present invention is a medical apparatus used in a state in which the medical apparatus is led into a body and fixed. The medical apparatus includes: a fixing section that fixes the medical apparatus on a body wall in the body; an image pickup... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100076260 - Handle assembly for articulated endoscopic instruments: An endoscopic surgical instrument is provided and includes a handle assembly for operating the surgical instrument, an articulatable neck assembly supported on and extending from the handle assembly, and an end effector operatively supported on the neck assembly. The handle assembly includes a housing; a trigger operatively supported on the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100076262 - Endoscope inspection system: An endoscope inspection system. An image-capturing device is disposed on an endoscope probe and is electrically connected to a signal conditioning unit. A differential electrode set includes an annular detecting electrode and a reference electrode. The annular detecting electrode surrounds the endoscope probe. The annular detecting electrode, reference electrode, and... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100076263 - Endoscope system, image pickup system and image processing apparatus: An endoscope system includes: an endoscope for picking up an image in a body cavity by an image pickup apparatus provided in a distal end of an insertion portion; a position detecting apparatus for detecting, based on luminal information acquired by the image pickup apparatus, position information used for inserting... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100076261 - Examination device: A device for imaging a bladder, comprising an image sensor, an illumination source and a device orientation actuator.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100076264 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system: A method for visualizing the interior of a bodily passageway comprising providing a system comprising a plurality of concentric telescoping shafts; visualization apparatus disposed within the telescoping shafts; and a helical thread disposed on the exterior of the telescoping shafts, the helical threads having a sufficient structural integrity and surface... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100076265 - Endoscope flexible section and endoscope: There is provided an endoscope and an endoscope flexible section that can secure bending rigidity and have the resistance against high temperature-and-pressure steam during sterilization. The endoscope flexible section includes a spiral tube, a net-like tube, and an outer cover member. The spiral tube is formed by winding a belt-like... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC

20100076266 - Articulation joint for 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

20100076267 - Endoscope having forceps channel: An endoscope of a transnasal type includes an elongated tube for entry in a patient's body. A steering mechanism is provided in the elongated tube and on a proximal side from a distal end thereof, and bendable for changing a direction of the distal end. A forceps channel is formed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100076268 - Endoscope for oblique viewing: An endoscope for oblique viewing including an image pickup device, a front lens group having a positive refractive power, a prism disposed on the CCD side of the front lens group, and a rear lens group disposed on the CCD side of the prism and having a positive refractive power.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100076269 - Systems and methods for treating sinuses: Systems and methods for treating paranasal sinuses in a head of a patient include, for example, forming an opening through a canine fossa into a maxillary paranasal sinus and performing a procedure such as a balloon catheter dilation of the maxillary sinus ostium. In some embodiments, one or more procedures... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100076270 - Device for use in a surgical procedure on a human eye: Presented is a device for use in a surgical procedure on an eye. The device includes an elongated member that includes a first elongated portion, a second elongated portion, and hook portion. The first elongated portion includes a proximal end and a distal end. The second elongated portion includes a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100076272 - Introduced in cutaneous translumina apparatus: An apparatus (1), of the type used to achieve extra-body view of veins during medical-hospital procedures, more specifically, such apparatus is of the type constituted by a portable body (2), with base (3) and cover (4) duly fitted and affixed (5), conforming the internal space to hold an electronic circuit... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100076271 - Soft tip cannula and methods for use therof: A surgical device having a body portion that is gripped by a user, the body portion having a distal end equipped with a soft tip and the proximal end optionally connected to an external vacuum or gas/air source. The surgical device is particularly suitable for use in ophthalmic surgical procedures... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100076273 - Detector for state of person: An object of the present invention is to provide a human condition detecting apparatus for highly accurately detecting a human condition, without any burden. A human condition detecting apparatus of the present invention is characterized by comprising a first stimulus applying device 10 for applying a stimulus for acquisition of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100076274 - Human-digital media interaction tracking: A system for human-digital media interaction tracking. One example system includes a database that stores information regarding a user's activity history for various different cognitive tasks, and a computing device that receives user behavior information indicating usage by a user of an interactive software program, the interactive software program associated... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20100076275 - System and method for remote healthcare monitoring: A system and method for remote health monitoring is described. One embodiment includes a portable health monitoring device comprising a data transfer interface configured to receive a protocol, wherein the protocol comprises branching logic, a display configured to present a user with at least one question from the branching logic,... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100076276 - Medical sensor, display, and technique for using the same: According to embodiments, a wearable sensor assembly may include an electronic paper display and/or a flexible gel battery. The electronic paper display may have reduced power consumption in addition to being comfortable, flexible, and lightweight. In addition, a pulse oximetry system and/or monitor may include a gel battery to facilitate... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100076279 - Method and apparatus for organ specific inflammation monitoring: An apparatus comprises an implantable sensor and a detection circuit. The implantable sensor provides a physiologic sensor signal and is to be positioned at a lymph node of a subject. The detection circuit detects a change in a physiologic parameter of the lymph node that exceeds a threshold change, and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100076278 - System for training optimisation: System for training optimisation, the system comprising: at least one sensor for measuring a mechanical load parameter which is indicative for a mechanical load of the training a storage module for storing data which are dispatched by the least one sensor in a log file; a training advice module which... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100076277 - Wireless bio-signal monitoring system: The present invention discloses a wireless bio-signal monitoring system for monitoring a patient's bio-signal. The system includes a bio-signal capture unit, an analysis unit, a wireless transmission unit, a receiver unit and a remote database. With a chaotic phase space difference algorithm, the consumption of system resources can be minimized... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100076280 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076281 - Device and method for monitoring blood parameters: A device and method measuring at least one parameter related to the blood of a subject, by emitting light with at least one emitter at least one wavelength within the spectral range of 380 980 nm toward a body part containing at least one wavelength. Spatially resolved reflectance measurements are... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100076282 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: According to embodiments, a headcovering hat-based, and/or headband sensor assembly may provide an output to indicate when the sensor experiences abnormal forces or pressure. The sensor assembly may include features to increase the pressure against the tissue to allow the sensor to contact the tissue with sufficient force to obtain... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100076284 - Health management devices and methods: Methods and devices and systems including a data collection module for receiving and storing analyte data over a predetermined time period from a subject, a user interface unit coupled to the data collection module for providing one or more indication related to the analyte data, a control unit coupled to... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076283 - Particle-containing membrane and particulate electrode for analyte sensors: Systems and methods of use involving sensors having a particle-containing domain are provided for continuous analyte measurement in a host. In some embodiments, a continuous analyte measurement system is configured to be wholly, transcutaneously, intravascularly or extracorporeally implanted.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100076289 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076288 - Method and system for transferring analyte test data: A system for transferring data includes an analyte test instrument (ATI) adapted to store data, a wirelessly enabled data management device (DMD) for comprehensively analyzing data, and an adaptor removably connected to the ATI for transferring data stored on the ATI to the DMD. The adaptor includes a data communication... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100076286 - Small volume in vitro analyte 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

20100076287 - Small volume in vitro analyte 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

20100076285 - 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

20100076290 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076291 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076292 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076293 - Health monitor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include enhanced analyte monitoring devices and systems.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076294 - System and method of prepping skin prior to electrode application: An electrode is provided that includes a conductive member defining a first side and a second side; a conductive composition disposed on the first side of the conductive member, wherein the conductive composition includes a therapeutically effective quantity of an exfoliant; and an electrical lead in electrical communication with the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100076295 - Electrode set for a patient monitoring device: An electrode set is disclosed herein. The electrode set includes a base comprising an insulating material, and a plurality of electrodes disposed on the base. The electrodes comprise a generally exposed conductive material. The electrode set also includes a plurality of conductors disposed on the base. The conductors comprise a... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100076296 - Method and system for automatic detection of coronary stenosis in cardiac computed tomography data: A method and system for automatic coronary stenosis detection in computed tomography (CT) data is disclosed. Coronary artery centerlines are obtained in an input cardiac CT volume. A trained classifier, such as a probabilistic boosting tree (PBT) classifier, is used to detect stenosis regions along the centerlines in the input... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100076297 - Electromagnetic interference immune tissue invasive system: An electromagnetic immune tissue invasive system includes a primary device housing. The primary device housing having a control circuit therein. A shielding is formed around the primary device housing to shield the primary device housing and any circuits therein from electromagnetic interference. A lead system transmits and receives signals between... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100076301 - Adaptive imaging parameters with mri: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with automatically adapting MRI controlling parameters are described. One exemplary method embodiment includes configuring an MRI apparatus to acquire MR signal data using a non-rectilinear trajectory. The example method may also include acquiring MR signals, transforming the MR signals into image data, and... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100076300 - Data processing system for multi-modality imaging: A data processing process and embodiment for optimizing the signal path for multi-modality imaging is described. The embodiment and process optimizes the signal to noise ratio in a positron emission tomography (PET) signal path utilizing scintillation crystals, avalanche photo diodes, and charge sensitive preamplifiers in a dual modality MRI/PET scanner.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100076299 - Inducing desirable temperature effects on body tissue using alternate energy sources: A system for inducing desirable temperature effects on body tissue, the body tissue being disposed about a lumen. The system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween with an energy delivery portion for transmission of energy. A tissue analyzer configured to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100076298 - Method and device for determining the spatial distribution of the specific absorption rate produced by an electromagnetic field-radiating apparatus: In a method to determine the spatial distribution of the specific absorption rate in tissue that represents a measure of the absorption of electromagnetic fields emitted by means of a radiation generating element, at least one item of measurement information acquired by a thermoacoustic computed tomography device is used to... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100076302 - Invisible power port id tattoo: A solution for use in medical procedures, comprises including a plurality of microspheres holding a fluorescent dye reactive to ultraviolet light and a base dye which, under white light, has one of a color substantially matching a color of a target portion of skin into which it is to be... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100076303 - Lateral deployment catheter: A probe or catheter, usable with a navigation system, includes a longitudinal lumen that curves outwardly through a sidewall prior to reaching a distal tip of the probe. The distal tip contains a position sensor as part of the navigation system. The lumen provides a working channel that guides a... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100076304 - Invisible light irradiation apparatus and method for controlling invisible light irradiation apparatus: Provision of an invisible light irradiation apparatus in which aiming light can always be recognized in an observation portion image in a normal light observation mode and a special light observation mode, and a method for controlling the invisible light irradiation apparatus. An invisible light irradiation apparatus comprising: an invisible... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100076305 - Method, system and computer program product for targeting of a target with an elongate instrument: An embodiment is directed to a method and a system for assisting the targeting of a target with an elongate instrument, wherein the instrument is to be inserted into a living object's body part along a predetermined trajectory extending between an entry point of said instrument into said body part... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20100076306 - Optical camera calibration for cas navigation: A navigation system for tracking an object during surgery, comprises markers adapted to be connected to an object in a known relation. An optical camera detects a light signal from the at least one marker, the optical camera generating tracking data associated with a position of the markers from the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100076307 - Flow based pressure isolation mechanism for a fluid delivery system: The fluid delivery system includes a pressurizing device for delivering a pressurized injection fluid, a low pressure fluid delivery system, and a pressure isolation mechanism adapted for fluid communication with the pressurizing device and low pressure fluid delivery system. The pressure isolation mechanism includes a housing defining an inlet port,... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100076308 - Catheter system: A robotic catheter system is provided. The catheter system includes a housing, and the housing has a sidewall and a longitudinal axis. The catheter system includes a recess formed in the sidewall of the housing and a drive mechanism supported by the housing. The drive mechanism is configured to impart... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100076309 - Catheter system: A catheter system including a housing and a drive mechanism supported by the housing is provided. The drive mechanism includes an engagement structure configured to engage and to impart movement to a catheter device. The engagement structure defines a path for the catheter device, and the engagement structure is moveable... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100076310 - Catheter system: A catheter system including a housing and a first drive mechanism supported by the housing configured to impart movement to a first catheter device is provided. The first drive mechanism is moveable between an engaged position in which the first drive mechanism engages the first catheter device and a disengaged... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100076311 - Thick-slice processing and display of information from a volumetric ultrasound scan of a chestwardly compressed breast: Systems, methods, and related computer program products for acquiring, processing, and displaying breast ultrasound information are described. In one preferred embodiment, a three-dimensional data volume of a sonographic property of a chestwardly compressed breast is acquired, and the data volume is processed to generate a plurality of two-dimensional coronal thick-slice... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100076312 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe including a plurality of ultrasound transducers; a device for determining optimum sound speed values at a lattice point set in a shallower region than a region of interest (ROI) and in the ROI on the basis of an ultrasound detection signal outputted... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100076313 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic method: In an ultrasound diagnosis, the inventor has found a characteristic that coincidence of RF data after matching addition or amplitude image data at the small opening are different between those of an isolated point (minute structure), a continuous surface, and a speckle. On the basis of the characteristic, an ultrasound... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100076315 - Method and apparatus for hands-free ultrasound: A skin-mounted device (10) comprises an acoustic module (24) and an attachment assembly (16). An acoustically coupling layer (34) affixes and acoustically couples the module (24) to a skin (18).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076314 - System and method for creating virtual force field: The present invention describes systems and methods for creating a virtual force field. A field source may be scanned over a region of interest on an object using a scanning technique such as vector scanning or raster scanning. The techniques disclosed herein describe applying the force field over volumetric (spatial)... Agent: Keith D. Nowak

20100076316 - Ultrasonic probe: The ultrasonic probe comprises a group of piezoelectric elements including piezoelectric elements arrayed in a long-axis direction thereof; and a rotation mechanism that oscillates the piezoelectric elements to the left and right in a short-axis direction thereof about a center of the long-axis direction. The rotation mechanism has a first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100076317 - Catheter with ultrasound transducer and variable focus lens used in aneurysm assessment: A catheter having ultrasound capability and a distal end extending along a longitudinal axis, the end being situated adjacent to a tissue of interest inside of a patient; at least one ultrasound transducer located in the end to direct ultrasound waves along the axis in a generally forward direction relative... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076318 - Micromachined imaging transducer: The present invention generally relates to medical devices, and more particularly to an improved medical imaging device. In one embodiment, an imaging device includes a drive shaft having proximal and distal ends received within the lumen; and an imaging transducer assembly. coupled to the distal end of the drive shaft... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20100076319 - Pathlength-corrected medical spectroscopy: Systems and methods for reducing scattering effects and correcting for patient to patient anatomical variability are provided. The scattering coefficient of an individual patient's tissue may be corrected for by examining the DC light levels of light passing through the tissue. By comparing the intensity of the light leaving the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100076320 - Flush catheter with flow directing sheath: In certain embodiments, the invention provides a method of flushing a lumen of interest having a first diameter and a lumen wall. The method can include the steps of selecting a flush solution such that the flush solution lowers a fluid removal rate of a plurality of terminating lumens, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100076321 - Indication-based worsening hf alert: This document discusses, among other things, receiving a user selection of a heart failure symptom, receiving a user selection of an abnormal psychological condition, receiving information about a physiological patient status parameter, and determining a heart failure status using the received information.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100076324 - Method and apparatus for detecting respiratory effort in a medical device: A medical device for determining a respiratory effort having a pressure sensor to sense pressure signals, a housing having system components positioned therein, and a microprocessor positioned within the housing, wherein the microprocessor detects an inspiration and an expiration in response to the pressure signals, detects a breath in response... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076322 - Method and apparatus for determining a respiration parameter in a medical device: A method of determining a respiration parameter in a medical device in which pressure signals are sensed to generate corresponding sample points, and a breath detection threshold is continuously adjusted in response to the generated sample points to generate a current adjusted breath detection threshold. A current generated sample point... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076323 - Method and apparatus for determining a respiration parameter in a medical device: An apparatus for determining a respiration parameter in a medical device in which a pressure sensor senses pressure signals, and a signal processor, coupled to the pressure sensor, receives the sensed pressure signals and generates corresponding sample points. A microprocessor continuously adjusts a breath detection threshold in response to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076325 - Method and apparatus for determining respiratory effort in a medical device: A method of determining respiratory effort in a medical device in which pressure signals are sensed to generate corresponding sample points, an inspiration and an expiration are detected in response to the sensed pressure signals, a breath is detected in response to the detected inspiration and the detected expiration, and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076326 - Method for estimating changes of cardiovascular indices using peripheal arterial blood pressure waveform: The systems and methods described herein enable reliable estimation of cardiovascular indices on real-time, non-invasive or minimally-invasive, and beat-to-beat basis. Cardiovascular indices which can be estimated include), stroke volume (SV), without being limited to, cardiac output (CO and total peripheral resistance (TPR). In various embodiments, one or more of these... Agent: Technology Licensing Office Masachusetts Institute Of Technology

20100076327 - Blood pressure meter: A blood pressure meter includes: a cuff; a case main body that has a cuff storing recess capable of storing the cuff at a back-side position of the case main body; a main block that is provided in the case main body at a front-side position and that has a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100076328 - Pulse wave measurement electrode unit and pulse wave measurement device: A pulse wave measurement electrode unit includes an electrode group and a supporting member. The electrode group includes a first electrode portion including a first current application electrode and a first voltage measurement electrode, and a second electrode portion, positioned spaced apart from the first electrode portion, including a second... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100076329 - Method for reducing baseline drift in a biological signal: The present invention relates to a computer-based method for reducing or eliminating baseline drift from a biological (bio) signal. The method includes the steps of dividing the bio signal into a plurality of shorter signals having fixed time intervals, fitting a baseline function to a baseline of each of the... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department

20100076330 - Fetus electrocardiogram signal measuring method and its device: Disclosed are a fetus electrocardiogram signal measuring method and its device that are capable of measuring the electrocardiogram signals of a fetus even during fetus movements and even at a gestational age during which the measurement current is weak, without the need for reattaching the electrodes and providing any shield... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100076331 - Device and method for measuring three-lead ecg in a wristwatch: A wristwatch worn by a user for measuring three-lead ECG is disclosed. The wristwatch includes three electrodes placed separately on the front, either side, and back or strap thereof. The wristwatch further includes an electrode panel having the electrode on the front or either side of the watch, sensing elements,... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100076332 - Expiratory flow sensor system and method: An expiratory flow sensor system is disclosed herein. The expiratory flow sensor includes an expiratory channel adapted to transfer an expiratory gas, a fresh gas channel adapted to transfer a fresh gas, and a sensing element disposed within the fresh gas channel so that the sensing element is never directly... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100076334 - Alzheimer's cognitive enabler: A computing device that enables user interaction when the user is in a mentally debilitating state includes a memory configured to store electroencephalogram (EEG) waveform signals. The EEG waveform signals are generated by associated recognition data. Response data is generated based on the associated recognition data and stored in memory.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100076333 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring consciousness: The systems of the present invention provide improved accuracy in monitoring, analysing, detecting, predicting and/or providing alerts and alarms associated with depth of anaesthesia, depth of consciousness, hypnotic state, sedation depth, fatigue or vigilance of a subject, with as few as 3 surface electrodes. The systems incorporate real-time phase, amplitude... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100076335 - System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100076336 - Thoracic impedance detection with blood resistivity compensation: This document discusses, among other things, a cardiac rhythm management device or other implantable medical device that uses thoracic impedance to determine how much fluid is present in the thorax, such as for detecting or predicting congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, hypotension, or the like. The thoracic fluid... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100076337 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a hat-based or headband sensor assembly may provide an output to indicate when a patient's body temperature changes. The sensor assembly may include sensors and other features to alert healthcare providers when a temperature is outside of a desired range. The sensor assembly may include a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100076338 - Method and device for objective automated audiometry: The present invention relates to a method for automation of objective hearing test based on the assessment of auditory evoked potential (AEP), for shortening of testing time, and for the minimization of inaccuracy and errors which may be resulted from the automation and time shortening. The method includes the steps... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100076339 - System and method for the objective measurement of hearing ability of an individual: A system for determining the hearing ability of an individual comprises a generator for generating a test stimulus signal, a hearing aid (2) having a digital signal processor for processing said test stimulus signal and converting it in order to output an acoustic stimulus signal, and a first synchronizing means.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100076340 - Device and method to extract material of a material reservoir: A device to extract material of a material reservoir has at least one guide tube with internal space and with an inner wall surrounding the internal space; at least one sled that can implement a sled translation movement in the inner space along a longitudinal alignment of the guide tube;... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100076341 - Cannula provided with a sealing element for use in a medical procedure: A cannula arrangement includes an outer tube and an inner tube. The outer tube has a proximal end and a distal end. The inner tube is disposed within the outer tube to define a space between an inner surface of the outer tube and an outer surface of the inner... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100076342 - Biopsy needle: A biopsy needle includes an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The inner cannula includes a distal end and a proximal end, the outer cannula being shaped and dimensioned to closely circumscribe the inner cannula for movement relative thereto. The inner cannula further includes a sample recess at its distal... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100076343 - Methods and devices for removing tissue from a patient: The present invention is directed to tissue removal devices and methods. A tubular element having an open distal end is advanced into tissue so that tissue enters the tubular element. The tissue, which entered the tubular element is cut to separate the tissue from the surrounding tissue. The tissue is... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100076344 - Speculum: The present invention provides a speculum comprising a body (100), an opening (20), a first blade (2) pivotably secured to the body and a second blade (3) that is integral with the body. The blades are located at opposed sides of the opening. The first blade is pivotally secured with... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100076345 - Method, device and system for automatic detection of eating and drinking: A method of detecting food or drink intake in a subject by placing one or more electrodes in contact with or proximate to the subject's lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and identifying food or drink intake by monitoring electrical activity in or proximate to the LES using the one or more... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20100076346 - Method and system for energy returning ankle foot orthosis (erafo): An orthotic device/system and method including at least one energy storage component and at least one trigger component which prevents release of the stored energy until the desired point in the movement cycle of an extremity. Use of the device/system and method permits, among other things, the orthosis to capture... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100076348 - Complete integrated system for continuous monitoring and analysis of movement disorders: Disclosed embodiments include a complete integrated system designed to support continuous monitoring and objective analysis of movement disorders. According to one embodiment the integrated system allows for continuous monitoring of movement disorders during normal daily activities in home and other normal daily environments, as well as in the clinic. The... Agent: Aboy&associates PC Www.aboypatentlaw.com

20100076347 - Dynamic movement analysis system: A movement analysis system may use a force sensing mat to record a pattern of applied force from the user's feet as the user undergoes a series of directed movements. The movements may be directed by the system through indicator lights in the mat and/or directions provided on a display... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100069703 - Biophysiological regulator for therapeutic treatments: The invention relates to a biophysiological regulator for therapeutic treatments, including brain stimulation coils (7) which generate current using a microcontroller (11). The invention includes a second microcontroller (16), a liquid crystal display (17), a selector (21) for selecting pre-recorded programs and a connection port (20) for an external device... Agent: Collen Ip

20100069704 - Systems and methods for inducing electric field pulses in a body organ: Systems and methods for providing controllable pulse parameter magnetic stimulation are described. One aspect is directed to a magnetic stimulation system for inducing approximately rectangular electric field pulses in a body organ, comprising an electrical energy storage device, a stimulating coil, and a switching means for electrically coupling said electrical... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100069705 - Hearing assistance device having reduced mechanical feedback: An electronic hearing aid apparatus comprises a first component, a second component and a cable assembly for electrically connecting the first component to the second component. The first component includes a vibration sensor for sensing acoustic vibrations and generating a vibration signal based on the sensed acoustic vibrations, electronics for... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100069706 - Artificial vagina for the collection of animal semen: The artificial vagina for the collection of animal semen includes two half-shells capable of being positioned with regard to one another in order to form a tubular shell, said shell being rigid and open at its two extremities. A half-sleeve is accommodated inside each half-shell, in such a manner that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100069707 - Gastric band with position sensing: The problem of accessing an injection port transcutaneously is resolved using wireless position transducers in an inflation port assembly and in an injection syringe. The measurements provided by the transducers indicate to the practitioner the position and orientation of syringe relative to the injection port. A console provides a visual... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100069708 - Erectile function method and device: A method of improving penile erections comprises simultaneously stimulating nerves of the ventral and dorsal sides of the penis by simultaneously applying mechanical vibrations to the ventral and dorsal sides of the penis. The vibrations are applied by moving vibratory elements into contact with the penis in directions perpendicular to... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC

20100069709 - Apparatus and method for reinforcement of penile cylinders: An apparatus for reinforcement of a penile cylinder includes a fixture having a vertical axis, a horizontal axis, a cylinder tip cavity that is substantially aligned with and centered on the vertical axis, and a pin channel in the fixture that is substantially aligned with the horizontal axis. The apparatus... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100069710 - treatment method: A treatment method for a tissue in a body cavity of a patient includes the steps of endoscopically introducing treatment tools into the body cavity of the patient from a natural opening of the patient, and setting the posture of the patient to a prone position.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100069711 - Self-sealing control arrangement for a medical instrument: A control arrangement for use in a medical or surgical instrument, which arrangement includes a keypad for providing manual control functions to a user of the instrument, a retainer clip and a sealing member. The keypad and retainer clip are located within an opening formed in the instrument housing, whereby... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100069712 - Mother-baby endoscope: A mother-baby endoscope includes: a lateral-view mother endoscope housing a treatment instrument raising stand in a distal end portion and including a treatment instrument insertion channel disposed in an insertion portion and opening toward the treatment instrument raising stand; and a baby endoscope including an insertion portion having a bending... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100069713 - Electronic endoscope system: An electronic endoscope system includes an electronic endoscope having a CMOS image sensor on the tip of an insertion section, a light source device for illuminating the interior of a patient's body, and a processing device for reading out image signals from the CMOS image sensor. The electronic endoscope system... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100069714 - Endoscope insertion portion: An endoscope insertion portion includes an image pick-up assembly including an image pick-up unit and an image pick-up cable provided in order from the distal end portion to the proximal end side wherein the outer diameter of the image pick-up unit is larger than the outer diameter of the image... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100069715 - Flexible conduit with locking element: A flexible conduit for insertion into a body lumen comprises a plurality of elements coupled end to end to define a conduit lumen. A first one of the elements includes a male portion and a female portion. A second element includes a female portion having an inner surface configured to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100069716 - Flexible guide conduit: A guide conduit for facilitating insertion of flexible instruments into body lumens, the conduit defining a lumen extending from an opening at a proximal end of the conduit to a distal opening at the distal end of the conduit, the conduit comprises an outer layer forming a substantially smooth outer... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100069717 - In-body power source having high surface area electrode: Power sources that enable in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, are provided. Aspects of the in-body power sources of the invention include a solid support, a first high surface area electrode and a second electrode. Embodiments of the in-power sources are configured to emit a detectable signal upon... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100069718 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system: w

20100069719 - Endoscopic instrument having a bendable shank: An endoscopic instrument includes a shank which is bendable in at least one section and an endoscope head forming the distal end of the shank and in which the distal-side interfaces of the instrument are arranged. The endoscope head is bendable and is designed as one piece from an electroactive... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100069720 - Spectroscopically enhanced imaging: The present invention provides systems and methods for the spectroscopic determination of the physical characteristics of the tissue under observation by an autofluorescence or other endoscope without the requirement of contacting the tissue directly. The optical probe contained in the endoscope itself is passive and may be either built into... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100069721 - Rotatable ferrules and interfaces for use with an optical guidewire: The invention is directed to devices and methods for passing optical radiation into and out of a body lumen. In particular, the invention is directed to a rotatable ferrule for use in an optical guidewire and methods for using a rotatable ferrule. The rotatable ferrule may be either rotatably captured... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100069722 - Intubation laryngoscope with detachable blades: An intubation laryngoscope having reusable and disposable blades adapted for both right and left-handed operation, an illumination system mounted on the laryngoscope handle, and an improved fastening appliance for detachable connection of the blades to the laryngoscope handle.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100069723 - System and method for voice control of medical devices: A medical device includes an insertable portion capable of being inserted into an orifice associated with a body of a patient. The insertable portion comprising an automated head unit capable of being manipulated in at least two axes of motion based at least in part on one or more control... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100069724 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to monitoring at least one physiologic response of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one physiologic response of the individual, and modifying at least one of a memory-dampening agent or the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100069725 - Patient monitor including multi-parameter graphical display: A patient monitoring system and method are disclosed which provide a caregiver with more easily identifiable indications of the state of multiple physiological parameters in order to give the caregiver an indication of the patient's overall wellness in an efficient manner. Multiple physiological parameter sets are plotted on a graph,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100069726 - Compositions and methods for rapid one-step diagnosis: Devices for fast easy monitoring of analyte levels, disease, or other physiological changes are provided. In some cases, the devices may include particles or the like that can be placed and read at the site of detection, typically on or in the skin or mucosa. In one embodiment, the particles... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100069727 - Measuring apparatus: Provided is a measuring apparatus including: a driving unit that outputs first and second driving signals each having an opposite phase; a first semiconductor laser device, driven by the first driving signal, that emits a first laser beam to an object to be measured; a second semiconductor laser device, disposed... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100069729 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Hughes Hubbard And Reed LLP

20100069728 - 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

20100069732 - Medical devices and methods of using the same: Medical devices having restrictive access, and methods thereof are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100069731 - Non-invasive weight and performance management: Systems and methods for weight and performance management are described. More particularly, an embodiment relates to a system and method of employing a non-invasive, real-time, continuous blood glucose monitoring device to measure glucose levels in a subject. The determined levels are subsequently used to manage the subject's caloric intake and... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20100069730 - System and methods for improved diabetes data management and use employing wireless connectivity between patients and healthcare providers and repository of diabetes management information: Methods, devices and a system for disease management are provided that employ diagnostic testing devices (e.g., blood glucose meters) and medication delivery devices (e.g., insulin delivery devices) for providing data to a repository in real-time and automatically. Repository data can be analyzed to determine such information as actual test strip... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100069734 - Catheter with flexible pre-shaped tip section: A catheter for mapping and/or ablating continuous linear or circumferential lesions at the intersection of a generally flat structure, such as the left atrium, and the ostium of generally cavernous regions of the heart, including pulmonary vein and the pulmonary venous antrum, comprises a catheter body with an intermediate section... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100069733 - Electrophysiology catheter with electrode loop: A magnetically guidable electrophysiology catheter has an elongate catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end. At least one magnetically responsive element is disposed adjacent the distal end for aligning the distal end relative to an externally applied magnetic field. The portion of the catheter adjacent the distal... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100069735 - Device for mobile electrocardiogram recording: A device, system and method for obtaining a 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) from measurements obtained with 3 electrodes in some embodiments (it should be noted that some separate embodiments of the present invention relate to such measurements with 4 electrodes). Optionally and preferably, the device, system and method of the... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20100069736 - Emg electrode apparatus and positioning system: A system for detecting and analyzing electrical activity in the anatomy of an organism underlying an electrode array provides signals corresponding to electrical activity adjacent each electrode. Such signals are correlated to the underlying anatomy of the organism and representative outputs presented through various types of output devices. Such outputs... Agent: Walker & Jocke, L.p.a.

20100069737 - Non-contact ultrasonic tonometer: A non-contact ultrasonic tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure of an examinee's eye in a non-contact manner by use of an ultrasonic wave comprises: a probe that emits an ultrasonic beam to be allowed to enter the eye and detects the ultrasonic beam reflected by the eye; and an arithmetic section... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100069739 - Methods for physiological monitoring, training, exercise and regulation: A computer assisted method for treating pain in a subject comprising measuring activity of one or more internal voxels of a brain of said subject associated with pain; communicating instructions to said subject which modulate activity of said voxel; and training said subject to control said internal voxel... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100069738 - Prevention quench in a magnetic resonance examination system: The present invention relates to a magnetic resonance examination system (10) comprising a superconducting main magnet (20) surrounding an examination region (18) and generating a main magnetic field in the examination region (18), and further comprising a magnetic field gradient system (30) selectively causing alternating gradient magnetic fields in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100069740 - Tissue-stabilization device and method for medical procedures: A method and apparatus for designing and fabricating a pantomesh. The pantomesh includes a plurality of pantomesh elements each including a pairs of links connected to one another by a revolute joint at points between their ends. Each of a plurality of the pantomesh elements is connected using spherical joints... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20100069741 - System and method for detection of electromagnetic radiation by amorphous silicon x-ray detector for metal detection in x-ray imaging: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting an electromagnetic field in an imaging system including emitting an electromagnetic field with an electromagnetic transmitter, sensing an electromagnetic field with an imaging system detector, and reading a field image from the detector based at least in part on... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100069743 - Systems and methods for identifying an access port: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100069742 - Systems and methods for tracking and targeting object in a patient using imaging techniques: A method for use in a medical procedure includes obtaining a contrast-enhanced image of a portion of a patient, the portion of the patient having an object, obtaining a non-contrast-enhanced image of the portion, wherein the contrast-enhanced image and the non-contrast-enhanced image are created at different times, and determining a... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group (varian)

20100069745 - Apparatus to monitor pulsating objects within the body: The invention concerns an apparatus, system, wearable apparatus and concomitant processing system to detect instants in time at which a cyclically pulsating object within the body of an individual is temporarily quiescent, such an object being the heart, an artery or the lungs. The essence of the invention is the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100069744 - Imaging system: An imaging system (100) for generating a three-dimensional image of a body part of a patient (102). The imaging system (100) comprises a sensor head (101) that is moved relative to the patient (102) by a robot (103) to conduct a scan of the body part. The sensor head (101)... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100069746 - Fiducial marker placement: A method of determining the prospective location of two or more fiducial markers includes the steps of: with respect to the work piece, defining a path having a radius from an origin which varies in a non-repetitive manner with respect to the angular displacement of the path from the origin;... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100069747 - Diagnostic imaging apparatus: A diagnosis apparatus in which a lesion in the large intestine can be diagnosed with high precision by detecting pits is provided. A three-dimensional optical tomographic image is obtained by the configuration of an apparatus using an endoscope and an optical probe, images in X-Y planes perpendicular to the depth... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100069748 - Syringe-like hand switch: At the insertion movement of plunger member in cylinder member, a photosensor is in the position of sensing the movement of slit area. As a result, when the plunger member is pressed inward by an operator, light transmission zones and light shielding zones alternately provided in the slit area are... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100069749 - In vivo dosimetry device: the device being characterized in that the radioluminescent material (3) is gallium nitride (GaN) that emits a luminescence signal at least in a narrow band BE, and in that the luminescence detector system (14) includes an optical device (18) enabling the narrow emission band of gallium nitride to be selected.... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100069750 - Measurement apparatus and measurement method: A measurement apparatus includes a measurement unit configured to irradiate three types of ultrasonic waves and light upon a test region in a test object, and to measure modulated light and non-modulated light, the modulated light being modulated by an acousto-optical effect, and a signal processor configured to calculate a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100069751 - Systems and methods for detecting regions of altered stiffness: An ultrasound imaging method for detecting a target region of altered stiffness is provided. The method comprises delivering at least one reference pulse to the target region to detect an initial position of the target region, delivering a first pushing pulse having a first value of a variable parameter to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100069752 - Ultrasonic detection of ear disorders: An apparatus and method for determining ear fluid viscosity. A transducer is operable to transceive a signal to interact with a fluid-containing portion of the ear. The viscosity of the fluid is determined using the transceived signal.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100069754 - Apparatus for 3d ultrasound imaging and therapy: An apparatus for application of three-dimensional ultrasound imaging and therapy comprising a two-dimensional ultrasound imaging array of transducer elements having an image signal transmitter and receiver that forms, steers and selectively focuses ultrasound beams to a three-dimensional moving or stationary spatial volume; one or more two-dimensional ultrasound therapy arrays of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100069753 - Method and apparatus for detecting an acoustic obstruction: A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining the presence of an acoustic obstruction and for treating tissue comprising emitting ultrasound energy from an ultrasound transducer towards a targeted tissue region, sensing reflected ultrasound energy, determining whether an acoustic obstruction is present between the ultrasound transducer and the targeted tissue,... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100069755 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including a transmitter section for driving a probe so that a subject is scanned with an ultrasonic beam over a predetermined period of time; a receiver section for receiving, using the probe, an echo resulting from the ultrasonic beam being reflected by the subject, and producing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100069756 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and computer program product: A region-of-interest setting unit sets a region of interest to be included in an ultrasound image. A first movement-amount calculating unit sequentially calculates a movement amount of the set region of interest between reception data along the time sequence as a first movement amount. A transmitting-receiving delay-amount computing unit computes... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100069757 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, including a first imaging unit for configuring plural pieces of first-image data based on reception signals received by an ultrasound probe, a velocity vector detector for measuring blood and tissue velocity vectors based on the plural pieces of first-image data inputted from the first imaging unit,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100069758 - Systems and methods for hyperspectral medical imaging using real-time projection of spectral information: Under one aspect, a method of displaying medical information about a subject having a plurality of regions includes: resolving light obtained from each region of the plurality of regions into a corresponding spectrum; selecting a portion of each spectrum, the selected portion including medical information about the corresponding region; constructing... Agent: Jones Day

20100069759 - Method for the quantitative display of blood flow: A method for the 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 or vascular region are recorded and stored at successive points in... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100069760 - Methods and apparatus for analyzing and locally treating a body lumen: A method and apparatus for analyzing and treating internal lumens is provided. The apparatus includes a catheterized device integrating an optical probe and local treatment delivery system. The probe component includes fiber optic lines that can be used in conjunction with visible and/or near infrared spectroscopy to analyze various characteristics... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100069761 - Method for determining hemodynamic effects of positive pressure ventilation: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to devices, systems, and/or methods for collecting, processing, and/or displaying stroke volume and/or cardiac output data. For example, a device for assessing changes in cardiac output and/or stroke volume of a subject receiving airway support may comprise a processor; an airway sensor in... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100069762 - System and method for assessing sleep quality: An assessment of sleep quality and sleep disordered breathing is determined from cardiopulmonary coupling between two physiological data series. An R-R interval series is derived from an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. The normal beats from the R-R interval series are extracted to produce a normal-to-normal interval series. The amplitude variations in... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100069763 - Intravascular pressure sensor: Pressure-sensing apparatus includes a sensor die, which is configured for percutaneous insertion through a wall of a blood vessel of a patient so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to a pressure in the blood vessel. A wire has a first end connected to the sensor die... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100069764 - Blood pressure measurement apparatus: The present invention relates to a blood pressure measurement apparatus comprising: an input unit where at least one value selected from the maximum applied pressure, which is the applied pressure at which the maximum pulse pressure is attained during the pulse pressure measurement at the measurement part, the maximum pulse... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100069766 - Measuring apparatus: Provided is a measuring apparatus that includes: a semiconductor laser device that emits a laser light beam to an object to be measured; a driving unit that provides a driving signal for modulation drive of the semiconductor laser device; a first detection unit that detects a first electrical signal that... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100069765 - System, method and apparatus for measuring blood flow and blood volume: A method of calculating blood flow in an organ of a subject using output radiofrequency signals transmitted to the organ and input radiofrequency signals received from the organ, the method comprises determining a phase shift of the input radiofrequency signals relative to the output radiofrequency signals and using the phase... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100069767 - System and method for analyzing complex curvature of ecg curves: The present invention relates to a system and a method for analysis of ECG curvature, which system involves a mathematical analysis, which analysis comprises the following features where a number of different parameters are isolated and stored in computer means, where a first number of parameters are selected from at... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100069768 - Use of cardiohemic vibration for pacing therapies: An exemplary method includes receiving a signal from an intrathoracic vibration sensor, analyzing the signal for vibration associated with deceleration of blood flow into the left ventricle, based at least in part on the analyzing, deciding whether to call for adjustment to one or more parameters of a bi-ventricular pacing... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100069769 - Wireless pyro/piezo sensor base station: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus and method for receiving biomedical data of a patient. Biomedical data of the patient can be wirelessly received using a wireless sensor base station including a transceiver to receive the biomedical data from a wireless sleep sensor. A demultiplexer of the wireless... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100069770 - End-tidal co2 monitoring tube holder: Devices for attaching medical tubing to a nasal cannula are provided. Such devices may comprise a body having a distal end and a proximal end, a connector disposed on the body and adapted to releasably attach the body to the nasal canulla, and one of the following: at least one... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100069771 - Wireless pyro/piezo sensor: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for detecting biomedical data of a patient. Biomedical data of the patient can be detected using one or more wireless sensors. The wireless sensor can include pyro electric and piezo electric properties and can be coupled to a wireless transceiver... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100069772 - Wireless pyro/piezo sensor transceiver: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus and method for transmitting biomedical data of a patient. Biomedical data of the patient can be transmitted using one or more wireless transceivers. The wireless transceiver can include a pyro/piezoelectric sensor for detecting the biomedical data of the patient. Examples include wirelessly... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100069774 - Breath biofeedback system and method: A breath biofeedback method and system for encouraging a subject to modify respiration. The system includes a thoracic volume input module measuring thoracic volume data of the subject and a pattern module providing target breathing patterns in communication with a display generator. The display generator producing display information representing a... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20100069773 - Wireless pyro/piezo sensor system: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for detecting biomedical data for diagnosing sleep disorders of a patient. Biomedical data of the patient can be detected using one or more wireless sensors. The biomedical data can be processed to separate various information including respiration temperature and pressure... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100069777 - Brain function decoding process and system: A method of interpreting cognitive response to a stimulus is disclosed. The method includes collecting baseline neural activity data from a subject absent a stimulus. Neural activity data is collected while the subject is being stimulated through exposure to a stimulus. A unique three-dimensional cognitive engram is then plotted representative... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100069776 - Diagnosing and monitoring neurological pathologies and states: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide for the detection and monitoring of multiple micro-scale neurological signals indicative of neurological state, neurological activity, and/or neuropathology. By examining such micro-scale neurological signals, a care provider may make more accurate differential diagnoses, identify the most efficacious treatment strategy, and/or track the efficacy... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100069775 - Eeg-related methods: This invention provides an EEG-based methods of determining whether a test subject is a specific individual, has a sufficiently positive attitude or is sufficiently alert to perform a pre-defined task.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100069781 - Device and method for accessing and treating ducts of mammary glands: This application relates to a device for the local delivery of a substance to a mammary duct by ductal cannulation via an orifice on a nipple, wherein the substance may any substance or combinations of substances, such as for example, compositions capable of forming a solid or semisolid gel within... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100069780 - Method and apparatus for using biopotentials for simultaneous multiple control functions in computer systems: A biosignal-computer-interface apparatus and method. The apparatus includes one or more devices for generating biosignals based on at least one physiological parameter of an individual, and a computer-interface device capable of performing multiple tasks, including converting the biosignals into at least one input signal, establishing a scale encompassing different levels... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20100069779 - Soft tissue moisture analyzer: A device and method for evaluating the moisture of soft tissue within a mouth of a subject, the device including: (a) an alternating current source, adapted to produce an alternating current; (b) an electrode arrangement having at least first and second electrodes, separated by an electrically insulating region, the arrangement... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group

20100069778 - System and method for monitoring thoracic fluid levels based on impedance using an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for monitoring thoracic fluid levels based on thoracic impedance (ZT) and cardiogenic impedance (ZC). In one example, the implantable device tracks the maximum time rate of change in cardiogenic impedance (i.e. max(dZC/dt)) to detect trends toward hypervolemic or hypovolemic states within the patient based on changes in... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100069782 - Passive microwave assessment of human body core to surface temperature gradients and basal metabolic rate: A passive microwave thermography apparatus uses passive microwave antennas designed for operation, for example, at WARC protected frequencies of 1.400 to 1.427 GHz and 2.690 to 2.70 GHz (for core body gradient temperature measurement) and 10.68 to 10.700 GHz or higher microwave frequency (for surface body gradient temperature measurement) and... Agent: PCt Law Group, PLLC

20100069783 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100069785 - Apparatus for pressure sensing: The present invention provides an apparatus for pressure sensing. The apparatus comprises a series of Bragg gratings and a light guide incorporating the series of Bragg gratings. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of moveable wall portions having opposite first and second sides. Each moveable wall portion is positioned so... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100069784 - Urological medical device and method for analyzing urethral properties: A highly flexible urological medical device for analyzing urethral properties and for optimally placing a periurethral injection and/or a support element, such as suburethral sling and/or a suspension suture, to treat urinary incontinence.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100069787 - Adapter assembly for stereotactic biopsy: An adapter is provided for use with a biopsy device that includes a cutting element having an outer cannula hub removably mounted to a handpiece. The cutting element includes an outer cannula connected to the outer cannula hub and an inner cannula disposed within the outer cannula and attached to... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100069786 - Integrated bone biopsy and therapy apparatus: Apparatus and method for extracting a biopsy sample and injecting a therapeutic material through a same cannula are presented. The apparatus is particularly adapted to sampling and treating cancellous bone tissue. A cannula, which may be configured to undergo a particular plastic transformation during use, may be used with a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100069788 - Device for the sampling of tissues in biopsy procedures: A device 10 for the sampling of tissues in biopsy procedures comprising a withdrawal group 11 situated inside a cannula 15, wherein said withdrawal group 11 consists of a withdrawal element 12 provided with an end 16 and a sliding element 13 with an end 18 which can be moved... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20100069790 - Medical apparatus with cannula and releasable handle assembly for accessing remote anatomical sites: A medical apparatus (29) for accessing a remote anatomical site is provided. The medical apparatus (29) includes a handle assembly (33) for releasably retaining a cannula (31). The handle assembly (33) includes a collar (40) slidable along a body portion (37) between a lock position for holding catches (36) on... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100069789 - Metal needle usable in echo imaging: A metal needle is obtained by being dipped in a liquid selected from the group consisting of a strong acid solution of a metal, acetic acid, and butyl acetate, and then dried. Preferably, the strong acid solution of a metal to be used in the dipping treatment may be a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100069791 - Tissue sampler: A tissue sampler for oral use has a wand that is sufficiently flexible to be inserted into the mouth of a patient without causing injury. A core is attached to the wand; the core is soft to avoid a likelihood of inducing a gag reflex in a patient when it... Agent: Peter F Weinberg Gibson Dunn And Crutcher LLP

20100069792 - Biosensor cartridge, biosensor device, sample collecting method, manufacturing method of biosensor cartridge, and needle integral sensor: A biosensor cartridge capable of performing puncturing in an exact position, and easily collecting and measuring a sample of a puncture hole without requiring the operation of bringing a sample collection opening close to the puncture hole is provided. When tip portion 11a of biosensor chip body 11 is pushed... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100069793 - Device for sampling bodily fluids: A bodily fluid sampling device comprising a lancet which can be advanced against a skin-piercing site to produce a droplet of bodily fluid. A transport medium is positioned sufficiently close to the lancing medium to retain a droplet of bodily fluid therebetween by capillary action. One of the two mediums... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100069794 - Guide wire with core and distal sheathing: A guide wire includes a core which extends from a proximal to a distal end of the guide wire. The core is designed as a single part or from multiple longitudinal sections adjoining one another, and includes a distal cladding which surrounds the core in a distal section and is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100069795 - Method and system for contour fitting and posture identification, and method for contour model adaptation: A method for contour fitting and posture identification initially receives a sensor data formed of a plurality of sensor signals. Thereafter at least one candidate posture or contour is determined from a set of at least one posture model based on the sensor data. Finally, user posture is determined from... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100069796 - Muscle fatigue meter: A functional electrical stimulation system (30) for moving at least a portion of a body of a subject (12), such as their legs (13, 13a). The system is adapted to monitor its performance and/or the outcome of the provision of stimulation to the subject (12) and assess whether the body... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100063345 - Endoscopic medical tool and medical system: An endoscopic medical tool is endoscopically inserted into a body cavity in order to eject a member into the body cavity, and includes: a flexible sheath having an inner cavity; an elastically deformable stopper which is provided projecting out toward the inner cavity in a distal end portion of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100063346 - Magnetorheological fluids and therapeutic uses thereof: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides methods for stimulating a subject's immune system. Particular methods provide a tumor specific immune response by injecting a tumor with a magnetorheological fluid and applying a magnetic field to the tumor. The immune response can be used to treat disseminated tumors or metastatic... Agent: Unr/dri Technology Transfer Office

20100063347 - Tet system for implanted medical device: A TET system is provided which is operable to vary an amount of power transmitted from an external power supply to an implantable power unit in accordance with a monitored condition of the implantable power unit. In such way, the amount of power supplied to the implantable power unit for... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100063348 - Stimulus sequencer for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for generating a sleep therapy stimulus waveform for a patient. Stimulus sequence information can be selected from a sequence memory array, and stimulus sequence information can be received from the sequence memory array at a stimulus generator selector. A generator... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100063349 - Apparatus and electronic device for inducing brain wave: A brain wave inducing apparatus includes a signal generator and at least one sensor electrically coupled to the generator. The signal generator generates electrical signals with frequencies in a predetermined range. The at least one sensor is electrically coupled to the signal generator and detachably attached to a human body.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100063350 - Anti-habituating sleep therapy for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for anti-habituating sleep therapy using a closed loop neuromodulator. A first sleep disorder event can be detected using first activity information, and a first series of stimuli can be provided, in response to the first sleep disorder event, using a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100063351 - System for surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and method of use: A system configured to treat urinary incontinence includes an implant configured to support a urethra, a tensioning member connected to the implant, an elongated fixation member connected to the tensioning member, and an anchor connected to the elongated fixation member. The anchor includes a body extending between a penetration end... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100063352 - Endoscope system and drive control method thereof: A movement detection circuit analyzes image data from a DSP, and detects an amount of movement of an object relative to a solid-state image sensor. A CPU compares a movement detection value with a threshold value. When the movement detection value is the threshold value or less, a normal light... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100063354 - Manipulation mechanism and medical device instrument: A manipulation mechanism of the present invention includes an oscillating body which is disposed on a first imaginary plane, where first and second imaginary planes are parallel to each other with respect to a manipulation reference plane; and a holding body which is disposed on the second imaginary plane so... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100063353 - Rotational/linear converter for medical device: The present invention discloses a surgical equipment, having a proximal portion and a distal portion at least reversibly or temporarily interconnected along a main longitudinal axis (shaft P:D); said proximal portion is insertable into a body cavity, and having at least one manoeuvrable effecter; said effecter is adapted to be... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100063355 - Endoscope system and control method for the same: In an endoscope, a solid-state image pickup device images an object, to output an image signal. In a processing apparatus, an illuminator applies normal light and specific light having spectral distribution different from the normal light to the object. A display control unit operates according to the image signal, to... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100063356 - Access sheath with removable optical penetrating member: A system for accessing underlying tissue includes an elongated access sheath defining a longitudinal axis and a penetrating tip releasably mounted to the access sheath and dimensioned for facilitating passage through tissue. The penetrating tip is removable through the access sheath. The penetrating tip may include a transparent region adapted... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100063357 - Endoscope insertion aid, endoscope apparatus and endoscope apparatus insertion method: An endoscope insertion aid of the present invention includes a tube body that is inserted into an entrance of an intestinal tract and held by an intestinal wall, a passage hole through which an insertion portion of an endoscope can pass, the endoscope having an insertion path through which a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100063358 - Channeled flexible sleeve for medical articles: A medical tool includes a flexible sleeve placed over a flexible endoscope tube of an endoscope, with the flexible sleeve having one or more channels for providing additional access to the interior of a patient's body. Various tools may be inserted into the channels in order to perform surgical techniques... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100063359 - Endoscopic/laparoscopic introducer sleeve: A protective sleeve apparatus for protecting an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument includes an elongated tubular member having an open proximal end and an open distal end. The elongated tubular member is sized and configured to receive a laparoscopic or endoscopic instrument therethrough. The tubular member has a folded section adjacent... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100063360 - Side-arm port introducer: A self-sealing introducer is disclosed that allows easy introduction of a catheter into a working channel of a surgical instrument while minimizing fluid leakage before, during and after catheter insertion.... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100063361 - Endoscopic image pickup unit: An endoscopic image pickup unit includes: a first fixed lens frame which holds a first objective lens group; a second fixed lens frame which, being fitted over the first fixed lens frame, holds a second objective lens group; a movable lens frame which, being installed in the second fixed lens... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100063362 - Wound retractor device: A wound protector and retractor device comprising a longitudinal axis, a distal member, a proximal member, and a sleeve extending at least between the distal member and the proximal member. The sleeve has a proximal gripping portion for pulling the sleeve upwardly to shorten an axial extent located between the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100063363 - System, device, and method for providing access in a cardiovascular environment: A device to be used in a cardiovascular environment, comprising an expandable element that is coupled to a rod and that includes a compressed state and an expanded state. The expandable element is operable to be positioned within a wall of an organ while the expandable element is in the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100063364 - Instrument insertion device: An instrument insertion device (1) comprises a first seal (2), a second seal (3), a first proximal ring (4) for location externally of a wound opening, and a second proximal ring (5) for location externally of the wound opening. The first seal (2) may be a tricuspid valve defining a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100063365 - Apparatus and system for monitoring: A monitoring device wearable by a person to be monitored, comprising: one or more sensing means for sensing cardio, respiratory, physiological and/or other information from the person; processing means for analysing the sensed information; memory means for storing the sensed and/or analysed information; and communication means for transmitting at least... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100063368 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of memory-dampening agent use and altering an artificial sensory experience to modify at least one effect of the memory-dampening agent.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100063366 - System and method for detecting ventilatory instability: Embodiments described herein may include systems and methods for detecting events that may be associated with sleep apnea. Some embodiments are directed to a system and/or method for automated detection of reduction in airflow events using polysomnograph signals, wherein the reduction in airflow events may relate to sleep apnea. The... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100063367 - Vital sign monitor utilizing historic patient data: A vital sign monitoring system that can be used with multiple patients and utilizes historic patient data information for the patient to optimize the process of obtaining current vital sign measurements. Each patient is identified with a unique patient identification device that is automatically detected by the vital sign monitor.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100063369 - Optical biological information measuring apparatus, optical biological information measuring method, biological information decision apparatus, program and recording medium: An optical biological information measuring apparatus includes a measuring surface to be placed on the surface of a living body, a mark display section which displays a mark at a region to be measured on the surface of the living body, a light-emitting section which irradiates the living body with... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100063370 - Noise tolerant measurement: The invention relates to statistical methods for fitting a mathematical model of the interaction of signals, such as optical signals, with tissue to detected signals or data related to the interaction. In particular it relates to statistical methods for fitting a mathematical model of the interaction of optical signals with... Agent: Josh Hogan

20100063371 - Device for measuring an analyte in an eye fluid: The invention proposes a manual measuring appliance (112) and an analytical measuring system (110) which can be used to measure at least one analyte in an eye fluid of an eye (114). The handheld measuring appliance (112) comprises a measuring system (120) and a positioning system (122). The measuring system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100063372 - Sweat collection devices for glucose measurement: Devices, methods, and kits for collecting sweat that has come to the surface of the skin are provided. The sweat may be collected for measuring sweat glucose levels. Because sweat glucose levels correlate to blood glucose levels, the provided devices, methods, and kits may be used by diabetic patients to... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100063373 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100063374 - Analyte meter including an rfid reader: A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition. An antenna is integrated with the glucose sensor strip. A RFID sensor chip is... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100063375 - Devices, systems and methods for epicardial cardiac monitoring system: Devices, systems, and methods for remotely monitoring physiologic cardiovascular data are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the external surface of the heart through the pericardial space for the delivery of the sensor to the epicardial surface of the heart. In addition, various disclosed... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100063376 - Nerve monitoring device: The present invention provides a nerve monitoring device. The device includes a cannula, a sensor for monitoring the nerve and an alignment device. The cannula can be any surgical cannula, and is preferably an endotracheal tube. The sensor can be an electrode or other sensor that is capable of sensing... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100063377 - Bluetooth system and method for determining and storing a dental root canal depth measurement: A system for determining and storing a dental root canal depth measurement comprising: at least one electronic apex locator configured to locate the apex of a dental root canal; a dental instrument configured to be inserted into the dental root canal, up to the apex thereof; and a remotely located... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100063378 - System and method for constraining a computerized tomography patient: A constraint having a main body and at least one coupler. The main body can be substantially arcuate in shape and can be configured to constrain a patient. The at least one coupler can couple the main body to a bed or treatment pallet. The constraint can be sized to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100063379 - Rod-shaped body: The invention relates to a rod-shaped body (1) comprised of one or more filaments (2) and of a non-ferromagnetic matrix material (3). The matrix material (3) surrounds the filament(s) (1) and/or adheres them to one another. The rod-shaped body is also comprised of a dopant consisting of particles that generate... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100063380 - Steady state dark blood magnetic resonance imaging: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with steady state dark blood magnetic resonance imaging MRI are described. One example method includes controlling an MRI apparatus to produce a steady state pulse sequence. The example method may also include controlling the MRI apparatus to generate radio frequency (RF) energy and magnetic... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100063383 - Catheter for magnetic resonance guided procedures: A catheter for magnetic resonance (MR) guided procedures comprising: a catheter body having a lumen for accommodating an intravascular device; a magnetic coupling component in the catheter body, the magnetic coupling component being designed to magnetically couple with a conductive length on the intravascular device, the magnetic coupling resulting in... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100063381 - Method for determining an item of positioning information for ecg electrodes during an examination with a magnetic resonance facility and magnetic resonance facility: c

20100063382 - Specific gene polymorphisms in breast cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment: A method for detecting a predisposition to breast cancer in a subject is provided. The method comprises detecting in a biological sample from the subject one or more polymorphisms in the sequence of CD44 gene. The presence of one or more polymorphisms in the sequence of CD44 gene indicates that... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100063384 - Local intra-body delivery system: A system for delivery of a capsule to a target location within a subject body including a capsule including a locomotion element and a gamma emitting radioactive source, a radiation tracking subsystem capable of locating the gamma emitting radioactive source in three dimensions, and a locomotion control subsystem capable of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100063385 - Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling catheters in body lumens and cavities: The apparatus for navigating a magnet-tipped medical device through the body in accordance with the invention includes a magnet system for applying a magnetic field to the magnet-tipped distal end of the medical device to orient the distal end of the medical device; a computer for controlling the magnet system... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100063386 - Electromagnetic imaging system, a method and a computer program product: The invention relates to an electromagnetic imaging system for non-invasively imaging an internal structure of a body. The system comprises an external electromagnetic source for generating electromagnetic waves directed to a measurement location of the body. Further, the system comprises an external receiver for receiving electromagnetic waves propagating from the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100063388 - Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods: This document discusses, among other things, fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods. One example illustrates a combined computed tomography (CT) imageable fiducial locator head, an integral bone screw, and an integral divot for receiving a positioning wand of an image-guided surgical (IGS) workstation. A further example includes a fluid/gel-absorbing coating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100063387 - Pointing device for medical imaging: The invention relates to a pointing device (40) for indicating the spatial position of markers (2) to a localization system (10). The pointing device (40) comprises a sensor (42) that detects if a definite interaction with the marker (2) takes place. The sensor (42) may for example be a pressure... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100063389 - Method and device for recording a vascular struture during intervention: Method and device for recording a vascular structure during intervention comprises steps or elements for detecting S1 an injection of a contrast agent 6 provided to the vicinity of a device landmark 5, monitoring S3 for a predetermined time the vicinity of the device landmark 5, generating S3a time-contrast curves... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100063390 - Universal syringe: Syringes for use with medical fluid injectors. In certain aspects, the syringe includes a body having a longitudinal axis, a forward end, and a rearward end. At least one syringe mating section is coupled to the body of the syringe and is adapted to operatively engage an injector. In some... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100063391 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention includes: a transmitting section 102 that drives an ultrasonic probe to transmit an ultrasonic wave toward a measuring region of a subject including an arterial vascular wall; a receiving section 101 that receives a reflected wave, produced by getting the ultrasonic... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100063392 - Ultrasound-guided ablation method and ultrasound-guided ablation system: An ultrasound-guided ablation method captures an objective area to be ablated in an ultrasound scan area of an ultrasound transducer and delineates the objective area on an ultrasound image; specifies an ablation target area to display the ablation target area with a margin necessary for ablating the objective area on... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100063393 - Method for improved ultrasonic detection: This invention relates to a method of analyzing an ultrasound signal. The method comprises obtaining a time series of sequential data frames associated with an ultrasound signal reflected from and/or backscattered from a fixed location of a material under investigation, each data frame comprising a plurality of samples of the... Agent: Parteq Research & Development Innovations

20100063394 - Osteoporosis progress stage measuring device and osteoporosis progress stage measuring method: An osteoporosis progress stage measuring device is configured such that an ultrasonic wave oscillating section (110) oscillates an ultrasonic wave that gives torsional vibration to a bone part of a subject (200), an ultrasonic wave detecting section (120) detects, through the subject (200), an ultrasonic wave attributed to the torsional... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100063395 - Telemedicine platform for standardized interpretation of vascular data using vascular analysis: A system and method, for obtaining and analyzing vascular data and generating results, that uses vascular test data to determine the state of the vessel. The data and the determinations can be used to generate reports, render diagnoses or identifying ailments, and may do so remotely. The system includes a... Agent: Howrey LLP - East

20100063396 - Compressive surfaces for ultrasonic scanning: An apparatus and related methods for ultrasonically scanning a tissue sample are described, the apparatus comprising an ultrasound transducer and a taut fabric sheet compressing the tissue sample, the ultrasound transducer contacting the taut fabric sheet and ultrasonically scanning the tissue sample therethrough. Preferably, the taut fabric sheet is substantially... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100063399 - Front end circuitry for imaging systems and methods of use: Pulse-echo imaging systems and methods are provided, including a transmit code sequencer and a pulse generation circuit, The transmit code sequencer is configured to input a transmit code sequence to the pulse generation circuit. A transducer is configured to receive electrical signals provided as pulses using coded excitation according to... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20100063397 - Multi-dimensional transducer array and beamforming for ultrasound imaging: The electrodes for a CMUT are split to provide separate transmit and receive bias and alternating current electrodes. The transmit electrodes of different elements are interconnected, such as rows sharing bias and columns sharing transmit alternating signals. The bias is used to select an aperture in elevation, and only a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100063398 - Ultrasound probe for guidance procedures: An ultrasound probe for guidance procedures is provided. The ultrasound probe includes a linear transducer array and a micro-motor configured to mechanically move the linear transducer array to provide ultrasound guidance of procedures.... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100063400 - Method and apparatus for catheter guidance using a combination of ultrasound and x-ray imaging: An apparatus for tracking movement of a foreign object within a subject has an X-ray fluoroscopic system with an X-ray detector and an ultrasound system that has a probe with a position sensor. A display is configured to display a static X-ray image acquired by the X-ray fluoroscopic system and... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100063401 - Ultrasound endoscope system and ultrasound observation method: When an ultrasound endoscope arrives at an objective area, a puncture needle is located in a scan area of a first ultrasound image. Thereby, an image of the puncture needle is delineated on the first ultrasound image. Furthermore, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the puncture needle and an ultrasound... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100063402 - Imaging spectrometer for early detection of skin cancer: An imaging spectrometer provides substantially simultaneous areal spectroscopy and image generation to provide improved analysis of possible skin cancer.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100063403 - Therapeutic focused energy delivery: A method and an apparatus adapted to perform three dimensional (3D) position-tracking of a transducer unit comprising a three dimensional (3) target, the 3D target adapted to show a position of the transducer unit, and further adapted to facilitate tracking a tilt angle of the transducer unit; and an optical... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100063404 - Biopolymer optical waveguide and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a biopolymer optical waveguide includes providing a biopolymer, unwinding the biopolymer progressively to extract individual biopolymer fibers, and putting the unwound fibers under tension. The tensioned fibers are then cast in a different polymer to form a biopolymer optical waveguide that guides light due to the... Agent: David S. Resnick

20100063405 - Systems, devices and methods for noninvasive or minimally-invasive estimation of intracranial pressure and cerebrovascular autoregulation: The systems, devices, and methods described herein provide for the estimation and monitoring of cerebrovascular system properties and intracranial pressure (ICP) from one or more measurements or measured signals. These measured signals may include central or peripheral arterial blood pressure (ABP), and cerebral blood flow (CBF) or cerebral blood flow... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100063406 - Blood pressure measurement device for mesuring blood pressure with clothes on: A sphygmomanometer (1) stores a parameter for calculating a blood pressure value from a measurement value with clothes on from a measurement value with clothes off at a measurement site and the measurement value with clothes on in advance. When a with-clothes mode is selected with a button (3-4) in... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100063407 - Portable electrocardiogram monitoring device: A portable electrocardiogram monitoring device comprises a case, at least two electrode lead patches, and an internal circuit provided inside the case for receiving a signal from the at least two electrode lead patches. The internal circuit comprises a power supply module and a data transmission module. The power supply... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100063408 - Breathalyzer having pivoted mouthpiece: A breathalyzer includes a housing and incorporates a mouthpiece pivotally mounted in the housing and movable between a first, retracted position for reducing the exposure of the mouthpiece to damage and contaminants and a second, extended position for receiving exhaled breath of a person.... Agent: William C. Milks, Iii

20100063409 - Interactive alcometry: The invention relates to method and apparatus for the determination of alcohol concentration of expired air. By visualising current or accumulated measuring value and error in real time during ongoing measurement, interactive control of alcohol determination is enabled with respect to accuracy and time lapse. Preferably the measurement is performed... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100063410 - Method and system for measuring lung tissue damage and disease risk: This invention relates to a method, system, and devices relating to quantitatively measuring regional lung tissue damage by combining the CT scan measurements of the mineral density deviations and/or mineral composition deviations in airway tissue, with the measurements of airflow lung function measurements.... Agent: Juneau Partners

20100063411 - Calibration systems and methods for neural interface devices: A system and method for a neural interface system with integral calibration elements may include a sensor including a plurality of electrodes to detect multicellular signals, an interface to process the signals from the sensor into a suitable control signal for a controllable device, such as a computer or prosthetic... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100063412 - Monitoring fluid in a subject using an electrode configuration providing negative sensitivity regions: An amount of fluid in a thoracic or other region of a subject may be monitored by internally injecting an electrical energy stimulus (e.g., constant voltage source) through the region, detecting voltage resulting from the electrical energy stimulus, and calculating a fluid volume indicative signal. The injected energy stimulus creates... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100063413 - Lysis indication: A method for monitoring clot dissolution in a patient's vasculature is disclosed. After a catheter is positioned at a treatment site in the patient's vasculature, a clot dissolution treatment procedure can be performed at the treatment site. The thermal parameter is measured at the treatment site. The clot dissolution treatment... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100063414 - Lysis indication: A method for monitoring clot dissolution in a patient's vasculature is disclosed. After a catheter is positioned at a treatment site in the patient's vasculature, a clot dissolution treatment procedure can be performed at the treatment site. The thermal parameter is measured at the treatment site. The measured thermal parameter... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100063416 - Biopsy device and method: A biopsy device is provided. The biopsy device can include a cutter which is advanced through a first portion of its stroke by differential fluid pressure acting on a piston. A mechanical drive can be used to translate and rotate the cutter during tissue severing.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100063415 - Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue: A biopsy device and related method are disclosed. The biopsy device disclosed includes a needle having a lateral opening for receiving tissue. The needle may be rotatable with respect to a portion of the biopsy device, such as a housing of the biopsy device, and the needle may be offset... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100063418 - Lancing device for taking blood, comprising a leg spring: A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle which is arranged therein and which can be extended outwards with a tip end, having a needle holding element which at least partially encompasses the needle, and a manual actuating element for releasing... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100063417 - Lancing system for the extraction of a body fluid: Lancing system for extracting a body fluid from the skin of a human or animal comprising a needle element (3) for lancing the skin, a lancing device (2) which includes a lancet drive (15a), by which a lancing movement of the needle element (3) coupled with the lancet drive by... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100063419 - Systems and methods for determining a state of a patient: A method of monitoring a patient includes obtaining a first image of an object, obtaining a second image of the object, determining a level of similarity between the first and second images, obtaining a third image of the object, determining a level of similarity between the first and third images,... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group (varian)

20100063420 - Method for verifying the relative position of bone structures: m

20100063421 - Sensor apparatus and method for generating signals indicative of the position or change in position of limbs: The invention relates to a sensor apparatus and to a method for generating electronic signals which indicate a spatial position and/or the movement of limbs, particularly the hand of a user relative to the sensor apparatus. These electronic signals can then be used for carrying out input processes in data... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100056842 - Brachytherapy multiple implantation device loading tray and method: A brachytherapy multiple needle loading device and method are provided. The device allows multiple implantation devices to be loaded at the same time and has a gating retention mechanism that allows the user to load sources into implantation devices at a desired rate. A packaging unit of the device has... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100056843 - Brachytherapy seed with fast dissolving matrix for optimal delivery of radionuclides to cancer tissue: A system, method and device for treating tumor cells utilizing a resorbable therapy seed made up of microspheres containing a beta-particle-emitting radiation source and a resorbable polymer matrix. These seeds are implanted within the tumor and then rapidly dissolved or broken so as to release the microspheres. These microspheres then... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100056844 - Brachytherapy seed with fast dissolving matrix for optimal delivery of radionuclides to cancer tissue: A system, method and device for treating tumor cells utilizing a resorbable therapy seed made up of microspheres containing a beta- or alpha-particle-emitting radiation source and a resorbable polymer matrix. These seeds are implanted within the tumor and then rapidly dissolved so as to release the microspheres from the polymer... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100056845 - Magnetic apparatus to treat pain in animals: An apparatus for the treatment of chronic pain, through the use of an electro-magnetic field generated by the device. The apparatus comprises a frame with a continuous side wall and a central passageway extending there through with a bar disposed in the central passageway. The bar extends from one side... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.

20100056846 - Medical and recreational magnetic device and method of using it: A medical and recreational devise comprises at least two laminas. The laminas comprises sources of magnetic field. The sources of the magnetic field located on one of the laminas faced to another one completely or partially by like and/or unlike magnetic poles, and at least one of said laminas are... Agent: Yefim Kreydin

20100056847 - 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

20100056848 - Magnetic therapeutic pad for human spine: The present patent application is directed to a magnetic therapeutic pad for human spine. The magnetic therapeutic pad includes a substrate layer and a support layer above the substrate layer. The support layer includes a plurality of ridge frames spacing at a distance from one another. Upper edges of the... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20100056849 - Method and device for the intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system: In a method for the intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system, in which the vein is occluded by an occlusion device, the fluid pressure in the occluded vein is continuously measured and stored, the behaviour of the fluid pressure is determined as a function of time, and... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20100056850 - Suprapatellar external counterpulsation apparatus: An external counterpulsation apparatus has an efficient cuff and bladder system. Embodiments of this system generally allow effective treatment at lower pressures and a reduced total body surface area being compressed. An accurate and reliable combination of automatic and preset timing for inflation and deflation of the bladder system is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100056851 - Piezoelectric nanowire vibration sensors: A vibration sensor includes a substrate. A first electrical contact and a spaced apart second electrical contact are both disposed on a first surface of the substrate. The elongated piezoelectric nano-scale structure extends outwardly from the first surface of the substrate and is disposed between, and in electrical communication with,... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC

20100056852 - Stimulus escalator for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for modulating an energy level of a sleep therapy stimulus signal for a patient. A stimulus driver signal can be provided to a closed loop neuromodulator using a stimulus signal and a stimulus duration signal, and an energy level of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100056853 - Stimulus generator for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for providing a stimulus signal of a closed loop neuromodulator configured to optimize sleep therapy for a patient. A stimulus select signal can be received at a plurality of stimulus type generators from a stimulus sequencer of the closed loop... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100056855 - 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 event 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... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100056854 - Method and system for brain entertainment: The present invention is a method of modifying music files to induce a desired state of consciousness. First and second modulations are introduced into a music file such that, when the music file is played, both of the modulations occur simultaneously. Additional modulations can be introduced, as well as sound... Agent: Steven E. Shapiro

20100056856 - Method for treating urinary incontinence in women and implantable device intended to correct urinary incontinence: A method for treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision in a region adjacent to the urethra, and positioning a tape under the urethra through the incision such that one portion of the tape extends from under the urethra through one obturator foramen and another portion of the tape extends... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100056857 - Urethral slings, and methods for the implantation and adjustment thereof: The present invention relates to a urethral sling for treating incontinence, including methods of manufacturing the sling; methods of implanting the sling and methods of adjusting the sling both during and after installation. More specifically, the sling includes a collapsible tubular mesh of fibers designed to support the urethra and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20100056858 - Pacing system for use during cardiac catheterization or surgery: Cardioprotective pacing is applied to prevent and/or reduce cardiac injury associated with cardiac catheterization or surgery. Pacing pulses are generated from a pacemaker and delivered through one or more pacing electrodes incorporated onto one or more devices used in the cardiac catheterization or surgery. The pacemaker controls the delivery of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100056859 - Implantable penile prosthesis pump: Pumps for use with inflatable implantable penile prostheses in accordance with the invention include features that can provide for free fluid flow during inflation and deflation modes of the pump. Pumps may also include a bypass chamber that is fluidly connected to the fluid passageway by a bypass input channel... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100056860 - Capsule endoscope with metal-insert molded contacts: A capsule endoscope for observing the conditions inside a patient's digestive tract system includes a capsular housing, a substrate, and a plurality of metal-insert molded contacts. The capsular housing defines a sealed inner space and has an outer surface. The substrate is arranged in the sealed inner space of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100056862 - Access needle for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: A translumenal access device may comprise a cannula defining a first lumen and a hollow needle. The hollow needle may be positioned within the cannula. The hollow needle may comprise a first portion including a sharpened rigid distal portion with a first column strength. The hollow needle also may comprise... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100056861 - Articulating end cap: Various embodiments of a surgical device and methods of using the surgical device are disclosed. The surgical device may comprise a collar configured to fit over a distal face of an endoscope and rotate about a longitudinal axis of the endoscope. The surgical device may also comprise a flexible, elongate... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100056863 - Medical manipulator, medical treatment system, and method for medical treatment: A medical manipulator which includes: a plurality of arms formed in a cylindrical shape a distal end portion of which is made of a rigid member having a bending portion capable of bending; an insertion portion made of a rigid member having a plurality of channels in which base ends... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100056864 - Capsule-type image photographing apparatus and endoscopy using the same: Provided are a capsule-type image photographing apparatus and endoscopy using the same. The apparatus includes a shell unit having a globular shape and a main body unit capable of freely rotating in the shell unit. The main body unit includes an image photographing system, a wireless transmitter, a battery, a... Agent: Jason Y. Pahng And Associates, LLC

20100056865 - Actuator for intraductal moving body and endoscope: To bring a propulsion mechanism into reliable contact with a duct wall and transfer just a propulsion force to the duct wall without transferring an unnecessary retraction operation. An actuator for intraductal moving body includes: a propulsion mechanism which generates a drive force via a duct wall to generate a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100056866 - Medical guidance system and control method of medical device: A medical guidance system and a control method of a medical device are provided, which may increase the drive force of a medical device and improve controllability thereof. The medical guidance system has a medical device that includes a biologic information acquisition unit that acquires biologic information of the inside... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100056867 - Endoscope valve: An endoscope including a handle and an insertion tube, adapted for insertion into a patient, connected to the handle. In addition, the endoscope includes at least one valve, mounted on the handle, for controlling flow through one or more channels, which valve has at least two stable states. In the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100056868 - Endoscope bending portion: An endoscope bending portion includes bending parts coaxially arranged in a line and each of which includes a cylindrical portion, one bending part of both bending parts adjacent to each other includes a protruding portion integrated with the cylindrical portion and extended in a radial direction of the cylindrical portion,... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100056869 - Endoscope: An endoscope, at least a part of which is introduced into an object to be observed to image an internal subjects includes; an illuminating device which illuminates the front side and is disposed so that a normal line M is perpendicular to an introduction direction (X direction); and an imaging... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100056870 - Endoluminal treatment method and associated surgical assembly including tissue occlusion device: A surgical instrument includes a hollow member having a sidewall provided with a window and a closure member movably connected to the hollow member for alternately covering and uncovering the window. The hollow member has a first clamping surface along an edge of the window, while the closure member has... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100056873 - Health-related signaling via wearable items: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100056874 - Medicament delivery device, capsule and in vivo medicine delivery or diagnostic system: A medicament delivery device, which comprises a driving mechanism and a housing (1) having a reservoir (2), which is at least partly filled with a substance and which is sealed at least on one side with a flexible wall (21). The driving mechanism is adapted to press a piston (23)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056875 - Monitoring patient conditions: Among other things, a computer implemented method for monitoring patients released from an intensive care unit in a healthcare environment is described. The method comprises receiving medical information of a patient located at a location different from the intensive care unit, evaluating conditions of the patient by applying one or... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100056876 - Personal data collection systems and methods: We have disclosed a modular personal network (MPN) that includes multiple devices that may be worn, carried, or used in close proximity to a user. The devices communicate wirelessly. Functions of the MPN may be modified by adding or removing components. The MPN may communicate with a personal computer. General... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100056872 - Sensor fusion for activity identification: A mobile device monitors accelerations using one or more inertial sensors. A user activity is identified based on the accelerations. A first estimation is made of a user activity statistic associated with the user activity based on the accelerations. Location information is obtained by one or more location based sensors.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100056871 - Synchronization of medical devices via digital interface: A method for device control includes bringing a plurality of medical devices into contact with a body of a patient. The medical devices are coupled to communicate with a console via a digital interface. A message is transmitted over the digital interface from the console, to be received simultaneously by... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100056878 - Indirectly coupled personal monitor for obtaining at least one physiological parameter of a subject: A method of determining the health status of a subject includes indirectly coupling a personal monitor to at least a portion of a body of the subject, the person monitor including at least one inertial sensor integrated with a mobile telephonic device. The method further includes obtaining data representative of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100056880 - Medical measuring device: m

20100056881 - Method and apparatus for acute cardiac monitoring: A device for monitoring a patient from the back of the patient comprises a support configured to adhere to the back of the patient, at least two electrodes supported with the support, circuitry coupled to the at least two electrodes to measure a signal from the at least two electrodes,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100056879 - Method for maintaining homeostasis in a health care setting: A method for maintaining homeostasis for a patient in a health care setting includes the steps of monitoring a physiological parameter and comparing the parameter against an expected parameter range. When it is determined that a difference between the monitored physiological parameter and the expected parameter range presents a patient... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100056877 - Real time medical data analysis system: A medical data analysis system utilizing a cloud computing resource. Exemplary embodiments provide real time medical testing data to a cloud computing resource via middleware. Exemplary middleware may condition the data for use by the cloud computing resource and the middleware may appropriately format the results of the analysis provided... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100056882 - Sensor kits for sleep diagnostic testing: System for storing pre-packaged sleep related sensors and facilitating effective, efficient, or error-free usage of the sleep related sensors for sleep diagnostic testing including a thoracic respiratory effort belt, an abdominal effort belt, an oxygen saturation sensor, and a nasal and oral airflow sensor, a receptacle for storing sleep-related sensors,... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100056884 - Thoracic or intracardiac impedance detection with automatic vector selection: This document discusses, among other things, a cardiac function management device or other implantable medical device that includes a test mode and a diagnostic mode. During a test mode, the device cycles through various electrode configurations for collecting thoracic impedance data. At least one figure of merit is calculated from... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100056883 - Use of barcode menus to configure and set-up vital signs monitors: When configuring multiple patient monitors (12) in a healthcare environment, configuration is simplified and setup time is reduced by employing barcoded configuration information that is scanned into the monitors (12) using a barcode scanner (14). A first monitor (12a) is configured by selectively scanning one or more barcodes contained in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056885 - Implantable biosensor devices for monitoring cardiac marker molecules: An implantable biosensor system is disclosed for determining levels of cardiac markers in a patient to aid in the diagnosis, determination of the severity and management of cardiovascular diseases. The sensor includes nanowire sensor elements having a biological recognition element attached to a nanowire transducer that specifically binds to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100056887 - Emission sensor device and bioinformation detecting method: An emission sensor device includes a base (110), a light applying section (120) disposed on the base and adapted for applying light beams having different wavelengths to a subject in such a way that the light beams at least overlap with one another, and a light receiving section (150) disposed... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100056886 - Vital sign monitor system and method: A portable vital sign monitor is provided which has a palm vital sign monitor unit carried by the patient, the unit comprising an optical probe positioned in the palm of the patient which measures at least one vital sign including SpO2 and pulse rate but not exclusively and only those... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc

20100056889 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Hughes Hubbard And Reed LLP

20100056890 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Hughes Hubbard And Reed LLP

20100056891 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Hughes Hubbard And Reed LLP

20100056888 - Implantable biosensor and sensor arrangement: An implantable biosensor, which comprises a measuring (or first) chamber filled with the test fluid, which is able to convert a change of the concentration of a predetermined analyte or ion type into a change of a physical variable. To this end, the measuring chamber is closed by at least... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100056892 - Nanoelectronic measurement system for physiologic gases and improved nanosensor for carbon dioxide: A system for measuring an analyte of interest, particularly carbon dioxide, dissolved in a fluid media of a patient including a nanoelectronic sensor and a measurement instrument in communication with the sensor and configured to receive at least a signal from the sensor indicative of a response of the sensor... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100056895 - Indicia-coded medical diagnostic apparatus: An apparatus for quantitative measurement of glucose or other biological substance. analysis. The apparatus accepts a sample of blood or biological substance onto or into a diagnostic reagent test device which has a reagent carrier and mode of relaying to the instrument the identifying reagent characteristics. The instrument includes a... Agent: Mary Darlene Temple

20100056893 - Medical aid: The invention relates to a medical aid which comprises a lancet (2) with a proximal end (5) and a distal end, the lancet (2) having a lancet body (4) and, at the proximal end (5), a lancet tip (3). The lancet (2) is at least partially enclosed by a packaging... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100056894 - Self-cleaning membrane for implantable biosensors: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to compositions, devices, systems, and methods including and/or for preparing and/or using a thermoresponsive nanocomposite hydrogel. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of preparing a hydrogel including, for example, photochemically curing an aqueous solution of NIPAAm and copoly(dimethylsiloxane/methylvinylsiloxane) colloidal nanoparticles... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100056896 - Tab electrode and lead wire for connecting to the same: A disposable tab electrode has core elements that include an adhesive conductive laminate layer and a logo sticker layer with a penetrating hole for contacting a sensor electrode. A protecting film is put around both ends of the core elements. As a result, the disposable tab electrode can be made... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100056897 - System for non-uniform image scanning and acquisition: A system employs non-uniform and nonlinear patient monitoring signals in automatically adaptively varying image resolution, image scanning frequency and acquisition speed and gates and synchronizes the image scanning and acquisition of an imaging system. A system acquires medical images of patient anatomy using a trigger generator. The trigger generator generates... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100056899 - Method and apparatus for multimodal imaging: The apparatus and imaging method of the present invention incorporates and permits the use of a single technology to combine MR, SPECT and PET in awake animal imaging studies.... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100056898 - Objective methods of estimating age of animals and carcasses: An age of an animal or animal carcass is estimated using a measurement or measurements of physical properties of the animal or carcass. A correlation between at least one physical property or characteristic and the animal's age is determined. A measurement of the at least one physical property or characteristic... Agent: Cargill, Incorporated

20100056901 - Apparatus and method for magnetic resonance scanning: An apparatus and method for magnetic resonance scanning is described. The apparatus comprises an RF coil (16) for receiving an RF signal, a housing (10) for housing the RF coil, and a support (38). The support (38) is provided for locating a fiducial marker (50) in a repeatable position relative... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100056900 - Apparatus for insertion of a medical device within a body during a medical imaging process and devices and methods related thereto: A device, system, and method for entering a medical device such as a needle into the body inside a medical imager such as a MRI scanner, CT, X-ray fluoroscopy, and ultrasound imaging, from within a body cavity (such as the rectum, vagina, or laparoscopically accessed cavity). A three degree-of-freedom mechanical... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100056903 - Method of position landmarking using a touch sensitive array: A position landmarking system operative with respect to an object includes an operative device including a reference point and configured for movement in a direction relative to the object. The position landmarking system also includes a sensor configured for detecting a stimulus at a location on the sensor and to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100056902 - Patient positioning couch and medical device with a patient positioning couch: A patient positioning couch includes an illumination apparatus having at least one light source that is arranged in the patient positioning couch. The patient positioning couch is capable of being placed in an examination area of a medical device. Through the arrangement of the at least one light source of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100056904 - Image guided intervention: Image guidance on a computer screen in the patient's vascular system with reduced use of toxic contrast agent and X-ray radiation is obtained by providing anatomical and functional images obtained preferably from an MR Imaging system. A fibre optic device which uses strain measurement to provide an image of the... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100056905 - System and method for tracking medical device: In one embodiment, a method for electromagnetic tracking is provided. The method comprises mounting at least one receiver coil array on each of a plurality of primary distortion sources, selecting one of the primary distortion source as a secondary distortion source, acquiring mutual inductance signals between a transmitter coil array... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100056906 - Displacement detection in optical tomography systems: The invention relates to a method (1) for imaging an interior of a turbid medium comprising the following steps: a) accommodation (3) of the turbid medium in a receiving volume comprising an entrance position for light and an exit position for light; b) irradiation (5) of the turbid medium with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056907 - Methods and devices of cardaic tissue monitoring and analysis: A method for monitoring at least one cardiac tissue. The method comprises a) intercepting a plurality of reflections of an electromagnetic (EM) radiation reflected from at least one cardiac tissue of a patient in a plurality of EM radiation sessions, b) computing a mechanical tracing indicative of at least one... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100056908 - System and method for pre-planning a radiation treatment: The present invention includes a method of pre-planning a spherical fixed point stereotactic radiosurgery by obtaining an image from a patient having a target, the image comprising coordinates of the actual patient target in 3 dimensions on a first day; planning an optimal stereotactic radiosurgery using the patient's actual target... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100056909 - Methods for controlling medical fluid injections: The present invention is directed to control of medical fluid injection systems. For instance, in some embodiments, an injection protocol may be initiated, and an actual flow rate of the medical fluid utilized in the injection protocol may be adjusted based, at least in part, on an inherent system elasticity... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100056910 - Guidewire catheter: A guidewire catheter includes: a sheath for passing a guidewire therethrough; an operation section connected to an end of the sheath and having a through-hole for passing the guidewire therethrough; a guidewire adapter connected to the operation section and capable of freely extending or retracting relative to the operation section... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100056911 - Method and device for inserting electrical leads: g

20100056912 - Method and apparatus for automatically downloading medical imaging data: A portable medical imaging device includes a user interface configured to receive a user input and a display area on the user interface configured to display medical images. The device also includes a processor module coupled to the user interface, the processor module configured to generate medical information, and a... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100056913 - Ultrasonic diagnosis system and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus docking cart: After an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus is temporally placed on the receptacle of a docking cart to relieve a weight load, the portable ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus is placed at a predetermined position by sliding the apparatus while guiding it along the shapes of the edges of the receptacle. After the portable... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100056914 - ultrasonic apparatus, a therapeutic system and a method of increasing a workflow: The invention relates to an ultrasonic apparatus (10) comprising a support means (2) for accommodating a portion of a patient (14), said support means comprising a first reservoir (8) with a transmission medium, wherein the support means further comprises an ultrasonic wave source (9) having an emitting surface (7) being... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056915 - 3d echocardiographic shape analysis: An ultrasound system and method are described for assessing cardiac performance which is particularly useful for diagnosing heart remodeling. A 3D data set of a surface of the heart is acquired and the principal curvatures determined at one or more points of the surface. A curvature metric is produced which... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056916 - System, device, method, computer-readable medium, and use for in vivo imaging of tissue in an anatomical structure: A system is provided that may be used for locating and diagnosing lesions in the human body in vivo. In some embodiments, once the exact position of a lesion is found, a biopsy may be taken from the lesion using e.g. ultra sound techniques for guidance of the biopsy needle.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056919 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: A normal vector on a regression plane in a reference time phase in a three-dimensional space is defined with regard to a moving tissue typified by a myocardial wall. Orthogonal projection vectors on the regression plane at each vertex (Pij(t)) in each time phase are calculated by using the normal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100056917 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus in which an ultrasonic image of a puncture needle can be clearly captured. The apparatus includes: a reception signal processing unit for processing reception signals outputted from ultrasonic transducers; a reception beamformer for performing reception focusing processing on the reception signals to generate sound ray signals;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100056918 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and ultrasonic image processing method: When scanning a three-dimensional region while rotating a scanning plane about a predetermined axis (rotation axis), an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus calculates a motion vector of a motion scanning plane (ultrasonic sectional layer) using ultrasonic image data in the rotation axis and corrects a positional mismatch between the scanning planes using... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100056920 - Ultrasound system and method of providing orientation help view: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and a method of providing orientation help (OH). The ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit including an ultrasound probe for transmitting ultrasound signals to a target object and receiving ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object, the ultrasound data... Agent: Jones Day

20100056921 - Quantified perfusion studies with ultrasonic thick slice imaging: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system scans a plurality of planar slices in a volumetric region containing tissue which has been perfused by a contrast agent. The plurality of slices scanned are parallel to each other. Following detection of the image data of the slices the slice data is combined by... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056923 - Adaptive color doppler image formation: Embodiments for adaptively forming color Doppler images in an ultrasound diagnostic system are disclosed. A method of forming a color Doppler image in an ultrasound diagnostic system comprises: scanning a first set of scan lines set at a full scan region to detect at least one scan line that passes... Agent: Jones Day

20100056922 - Method and diagnostic ultrasound apparatus for determining the condition of a person's artery or arteries: A method and diagnostic apparatus for determining the condition of a patient's artery or arteries by the use of an ultrasound imaging system which operates in the triplex mode, with a B-mode image of a selected artery location, an A-mode perpendicular to the plane of the artery, at the selected... Agent: Zachary T. Wobensmith, Iii

20100056924 - Control and display of ultrasonic microbubble cavitation: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is used to insonify a subject infused with a microbubble contrast agent. At low energy levels stable cavitation occurs as the bubbles oscillate radially without breaking up. At higher energy levels the bubbles dissolve or break up, termed inertial cavitation. Echo signals from microbubbles are... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056925 - ultrasonic therapeutic device capable of multipoint transmitting: An ultrasonic therapeutic device capable of multipoint transmitting includes a substrate (5), on which an ultrasonic transducer array is arranged. Wherein, each of the ultrasonic transducers in the ultrasonic transducer array can independently focus. The device of the present invention has a simple structure and a good focusing performance. There... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100056926 - Ablation device with articulated imaging transducer: A system for imaging and treating tissue comprises a probe having a deflectable distal tip for carrying an imaging array and a delivery needle for advancement within a field of view of the imaging array. Optionally, the needle will carry a plurality of tines which may be selectively radially deployed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100056928 - Digital light processing hyperspectral imaging apparatus: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20100056927 - System, computer-readable medium, method, and use for combined eipthelial early cancer diagnosis and staging: A system (40) for diagnosis and staging of early stages of cancer in the tissue of a patient is provided. The system is configured to combine information from a Polarized Light Scattering Spectroscopy measurement (70) having a first probe depth, and a Differential Path Length Spectroscopy measurement (60) having a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100056929 - Syncope logbook and method of using same: Methods and systems are directed to acquiring and organizing information associated with at least one syncope event. A syncope event may be a suspected syncope event, a verified syncope event or a syncope event that is suspected and verified. Automated processes are used to collect information associated with at least... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100056930 - Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device: A measurement device for generating an arterial volume-indicative signal includes an exciter and a detector. The exciter is adapted to receive an oscillating signal and generate a pressure wave based at least in part on the oscillating signal on the artery at a measurement site on a patient. The pressure... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100056931 - Cardiac output estimation using pulmonary artery pressure: A system and method sense a pressure signal in a pulmonary artery and compute a stroke volume and cardiac output. A pressure signal is received from an implantable pressure sensor disposed in a pulmonary artery. The pressure signal includes a systolic period and a diastolic period for determining a heart... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100056932 - Disposable blood pressure transducer and monitor interface: A medical blood pressure transducer that provides an identifier to a monitor that conveys characteristics of the transducer. The monitor can use the information to decide whether to function, or in calibration of the system. The transducer may be part of a disposable blood pressure monitoring system, and may include... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100056933 - Plug-in connector for medical tubes: A plug-in connector for medical tubes is provided with a first plug-in part (10) and a second plug-in part (30), wherein the second plug-in part (30) extends around the first plug-in part (10) in the plugged-together state. The second plug-in part (30) has at least one forwardly protruding snap-in element... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100056934 - Apparatus and method for measuring pulse wave: A pulse wave measuring apparatus disposes a plurality of light emitting elements and a plurality of light receiving elements in a line, measures pulse wave signals at locations where the light emitting elements and the light receiving elements are located, when the pulse wave measuring apparatus is worn on a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100056936 - Blood flow rate imaging device: Provided is a blood flow rate imaging device that can automatically distinguish an artery and a vein from a blood flow rate obtained on a time series blood flow map. A blood flow rate imaging device of the present invention includes a laser beam irradiation system (1) that irradiates a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100056935 - Optic function monitoring process and apparatus: A method and apparatus for monitoring optic function is provided. The apparatus and method relies on two principle modes of measuring the function of the optic nerve, namely, monitoring VEPs for neural function, and monitoring at least one additional parameter of optic function such as intraocular pressure, blood flow or... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20100056937 - Heartbeat detecting apparatus: A heart beat sensor (10) comprises signal processing means (15) for performing frequency analysis of the output signal of a piezoelectric sensor (1) installed in a seat (2) and judging means (16) judges on the basis of the results of the frequency analysis that if the amplitude of the signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100056938 - Method and system for signal separation during multivariate physiological monitoring: Multiple electrode contacts make electrical connections to the anterior and/or posterior chest for multivariate characterization of the electrical activation of the heart. A central processing unit derives synthetic composite electrographic signals as well as flag signals for specific purposes. A preferred embodiment uses this system to trigger or gate magnetic... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100056939 - Method of biomedical signal analysis including improved automatic segmentation: A method of analysing biomedical signals, for example electrocardiograms, by using a Hidden Markov Model for subsections of the signal. In the case of an electrocardiogram two Hidden Markov Models are used to detect respectively the start and end of the QT interval. The relationship between the QT interval and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100056940 - Method, system and computer program product for non-invasive classification of cardiac rhythm: The invention relates to a method for analysis of cardiac rhythms, based on calculations of entropy and moments of interbeat intervals. The invention provides an optimal determination of segments of data that demonstrate statistical homogeneity, specifically with regard to moments and entropy. The invention also involves calculating moments and entropy... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100056941 - Device controller and datalogger for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for communicating sleep therapy information between a closed loop neuromodulator, configured to optimize sleep therapy, and a remote diagnostic terminal. A state machine can control the closed loop neuromodulator, by exchanging the sleep therapy information with using a device register,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100056942 - Activity detector for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, method and apparatus for detecting abnormal respiration activity. Clock pulses can be passed through a first gate when digital airflow information indicates a first respiration state, summed, and compared to a first count threshold, and a respiration activity output can be generated using the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100056943 - Detection of pain/awakening integral value: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for monitoring the autonomous nervous system of a sedated patient. A skin conductance signal is measured at an area of the patient's skin during a measurement interval. A first measure and a second measure, both reflecting the state of the autonomous... Agent: Christian D. Abel

20100056944 - device for analyzing thermal data based on breast surface temperature for the detection for use in determining cancerous conditions: A device for providing improved classification of breast tissue wherein the tissue is classified as one of cancerous and non-cancerous tissue includes sensors for sensing temperature of a subject breast tissue over a predetermined period and generating signals in response thereto and a computer operatively connected to the sensors for... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20100056945 - Methods for collecting and analyzing thermal data based on breast surface temperature to determine suspect conditions: A portable computing device or microprocessor/storage system including temperature sensors used to collect temperature readings of a breast tissue of a subject. The device would collect data from the sensors at regular time intervals over a period of time. All of the generated temperature data is stored in the portable... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20100056947 - Placeholder for collecting and analyzing thermal data based on breast surface temperature to determine suspect conditions: A portable computing device or microprocessor/storage system including temperature sensors used to collect temperature readings of a breast tissue of a subject. The device would collect data from the sensors at regular time intervals over a period of time. All of the generated temperature data is stored in the portable... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20100056946 - System for analyzing thermal data based on breast surface temperature to determine suspect conditions: A portable computing device or microprocessor/storage system including temperature sensors used to collect temperature readings of a breast tissue of a subject. The device would collect data from the sensors at regular time intervals over a period of time. All of the generated temperature data is stored in the portable... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20100056948 - Stimulation of satiety hormone release: The present invention provides, among other things, a site specific way to enhance a natural hormonal response to nutrients entering the small intestine after gastric emptying, thereby providing therapeutic value for obesity or diabetic patients. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods of stimulating the release of satiety hormone... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100056949 - Retractable neurosensory evaluation tool: The tool is an instrument including a:filament which is brought into contact with an individual to test sensory perception of the individual. When the filament resiliently buckles a standard force is applied to the individual. The filament is retractable within a housing. The filament is mounted upon a shuttle which... Agent: Bradley P. Heisler Heisler & Associates

20100056950 - System and methods for creating reduced test sets used in assessing subject response to stimuli: A computer-implemented method for generating a test set for testing a subject using a computer system comprising logic-based processing circuitry is provided. The method includes the step of selecting one or more features from among a plurality of features, wherein a measurable effect on the subject of each feature selected... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100056951 - System and methods of subject classification based on assessed hearing capabilities: A method of assessing hearing characteristics of a subject is provided. The method includes determining a hearing capability of the subject based on responses of the subject to a series of sounds presented to the subject. Each sound corresponds to a presence, absence or irrelevance of a predetermined plurality of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100056952 - In situ pressure monitor and associated methods: Methods, systems, and devices for detecting and quantifying pressure and pressure changes within a system are provided. In one aspect, a pressure sensing device is provided that includes a sensing tube having an interior volume and at least one wall, the wall being configured to deform in response to an... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100056953 - Electronically activated capture device: A novel capture device apparatus comprising: (a) a capture device portion, at least a part of which is adaptable for insertion into a patient and (b) a control unit. The capture device portion comprises one or more apertures and one or more electroactive polymer actuators that open and close the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100056954 - Device for extracting blood samples: A device for extracting blood samples comprising a casing, a cover, a suction device, and a pricking element. The casing exhibits a finger opening and a suction opening and comprises a container exhibiting a sealable sample opening and posited below the finger opening. The cover is sealably connected to the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100056955 - Convertible guidewire system and methods: A guidewire converter for use in intravascular procedures along with a guidewire. The guidewire converter includes an elongate tubular structure defining a lumen having an inner diameter and a first outer diameter. The inner diameter of the lumen is sized to receive the guidewire for intravascular procedures. The guidewire converter... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100056956 - Modular electronic biosensor with interface for receiving disparate modules: A modular electronic biosensor includes a housing configured for hand-held manipulation and a base module comprising a module interface configured to receive one of a multiplicity of disparate detachable modules, such as a transducer module and an output module. A transducer of the transducer module is configured to sense a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100056959 - Apparatus for preventing nerve damage positional injury during surgery: A method of preventing nerve damage positional injury during surgery includes providing a nerve damage positional injury pressure monitoring system including a site sensor with a transducer in the form of a transducer element and a ring extending outward from the transducer element, and a monitor connected to the site... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100056958 - Device for measuring blockage length in a blood vessel: The present invention is directed toward a lesion measuring device for use with cardiac catheterization assemblies. In one embodiment, the assembly comprises a plurality of rulers physically attached to at least one housing. The housing is configured to connect the assembly to a catheterization assembly. The assembly includes a slidable... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100056957 - Method and device for the rehabilitation and/or correction of postural symmetry in static or dynamic situations: A method for rehabilitation or correction of the postural symmetry of a person in static or dynamic situations includes the following steps: monitoring at least one parameter of at least one body part; detecting whether the parameter and/or a combination of parameters falls short of, or exceeds, a threshold value;... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100056960 - Device and method for capturing a gait pattern: The invention relates to a device for capturing a gait pattern of a living being, comprising a tread plate (4) and at least one sensor (5), associated with the tread plate (4) or integrated into it, a sensor signal of the at least one sensor (5) being supplied to an... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100056961 - Method and device for detecting deglutition in babies: A method for detecting deglutition includes steps of: generating in the computer memory a number of addresses perfectly identifiable from a start point on which electrical transients received from the sensor element will be recorded; shooting the first computer memory scan upon receiving the signal of the first suction movement... Agent: Young & Thompson

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