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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100105977 - Method for providing phototherapy to the brain: A therapeutic treatment system and method are provided. The therapeutic system includes a light source adapted to irradiate at least a portion of the brain with light and a non-light energy source adapted to apply non-light energy to the at least a portion of the brain. The therapeutic treatment method... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100105978 - Heart assist device: Heart side magnets 20 and 21 are fixedly secured to the surface of a heart 100. A material which has a higher rigidity than the cardiac muscle is molded to form a molded member 30. Molded member side magnets 40 and 41 are attached to the molded member 30 so... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100105979 - Surgical needle and anchor system with retractable features: Various surgical introducer needle and anchor systems are provided. The systems can include an introducer needle and a tissue support implant or sling device. The implant device can include one or more anchoring devices. The introducer needle device can include a handle assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100105980 - Motor and endoscope probe equipped with motor: A motor which can be mounted in an endoscope probe without bending an electric power supply wire in an endoscope probe body, and an endoscope probe using the motor are provided. The motor includes a magnet, a field coil, a housing, an electric power supply wire, and a shaft. A... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100105982 - Fluid seal for endoscope: A seal is provided for effectively inhibiting the egress of fluids from the working channel of an endoscope when an elongate device having a region with a non-circular cross-sectional shape is disposed therein. The seal has a body portion with a proximal end adapted for insertion of the elongate device,... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100105981 - Puncturing instrument: The invention relates to a puncturing instrument comprising a guiding tube at the distal end of which an expanding anchor means is disposed and a protective sleeve enclosing at least the distal end portion of the guiding tube especially in the area of the expanding anchor means to be axially... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100105983 - System and method for navigating a tool within a body conduit: Apparatus and method for navigating surgical tools within a body cavity. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for displacing a surgical tool within a body conduit such as an intestine. Embodiments comprise a balloon catheter having a shaft, and a surgical tool operable to slide along that shaft. In... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100105984 - System and method for guiding a medical instrument with magnetic force control: A magnetic force control system for guiding a medical instrument within a body includes: a controlled magnet coupled to the medical instrument; a controller magnet that exerts a magnetic force on the controlled magnet; a magnetically permeable shield, placed between the controlled magnet and the controller magnet, that selectively modulates... Agent: Schox PLC

20100105985 - Surgical retractor extensions: A surgical retractor apparatus having one or more independent, removable extension members adapted to be mounted at the distal end of the retractor, or between the blades of a spreadable retractor, after the retractor has been positioned in the patient, such that a significant portion of the extension member extends... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100105987 - Surgical access system and related method: 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.

20100105986 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100105988 - Portable diagnostic instrument and a method for its use: s

20100105989 - Medical guide system: [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] The following steps are executed in a medical guide system of the invention. Data on a medical card where examination data including examination items, examination dates and times, and examination results and therapy data including therapies, therapy dates and times, and therapy results are electronically recorded... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)

20100105990 - Method of monitoring hypertensive haemodialysis patients: E

20100105993 - Methods and apparatus for noninvasive ischemic conditioning: A method for ischemic conditioning treatment in a patient is provided. Transient ischemia is caused by interrupting blood flow to a tissue and a response to the ischemic conditioning treatments is monitored and the ischemia and response thereto is adjusted and controlled based on the monitoring results.... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20100105992 - Pressure-sensitive conductive yarn and biological information-measuring garment: m

20100105991 - System for rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the treatment of neuromotor disorders: The invention discloses a sensor docking unit (1), a rehabilitation system and a method for attaching and removing at least one sensor or marker (2a) onto/from a users limb(s) the sensor docking unit (1) comprising a guiding portion (4), a limb localization unit (5) comprising at least one detecting means... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100105994 - Biological information measuring apparatus: There is provided a biological information measuring apparatus, which permits to release constriction of capillary vessels a human body to provide stable measurement results of biological information and a proper S/N ratio. The biological information measuring apparatus 1 includes a beam-emitting type sensor device 10 provided on a mounting unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100105995 - Bone density meter: A bone density meter including a light emission unit which emits light toward a surface of a user's body. A light reception unit receives the light emitted from the light emission unit toward the body surface and propagated in a portion of the body that includes bone. A bone density... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100105996 - Finger deployed device for measuring blood and physiological characteristics: The present invention relates to a device for measuring blood and physiological characteristics by passing light through human tissue that is configured for deployment on a human finger. The device includes a lower finger-trough configured in the main housing of the device; a hingedly attached closeable lid that has an... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100105997 - Closed loop parameter adjustment for sensor modules of an implantable medical device: In general, the invention is directed toward an implantable medical device that includes a controller and a plurality of sensor modules. The controller may control the sensor modules to perform one or more sensor actions in order to facilitate a measurement. The sensor modules may store one or more operational... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100105998 - Method and apparatus for spectrophotometric based oximetry of spinal tissue: A near infrared spectrophotometric sensor for non-invasive monitoring of blood oxygenation levels in a subject's spinal cord tissue and spinal cord blood vessels is provided. The sensor includes at least one light source and at least one light detector. The light source is operative to emit near infrared light signals... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100105999 - Graphical user interface for glucose monitoring system: Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for a medical device such as a blood glucose meter, systems and methods are provided. Embodiments include GUIs in which a user may navigate between icons and select certain display outputs which summarize all or certain glucose data over particular time periods. In certain embodiments, animated... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100106001 - 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: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100106000 - Methods and systems for evaluating glycemic control: A method of evaluating glycemic control of a patient includes providing a pentagon having five axes radiating from a center of the pentagon. A first pentagon area formed by a first point, a second point, a third point, a fourth point, and a fifth point plotted on the five axes,... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100106002 - Image display apparatus, image display method, and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) apparatus, a Region Of Interest (ROI) setting unit included in a control unit sets an ROI on each of a T1 weighted image, a T2 weighted image, and a flair image of a brain of a subject; and a feature-analysis processing unit creates... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100106003 - Mris shim coil: A shim coil for use in magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy (MRIS) is formed by cutting or punching in a sheet of electrically conductive material the required coil pattern. The pattern can be punched using a CNC punching or stamping machine.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100106004 - Motion correction in a pet/mri hybrid imaging system: A diagnostic imaging arrangement comprises a magnetic resonance examination (1) system to acquire magnetic resonance signals and an emission tomography system (2) to acquire nuclear decay signals. An analysis module (4) is provided to derive motion correction(s) from the magnetic resonance signals. A reconstruction module (5) reconstructs a motion corrected... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106005 - Mri-guided hifu marking to guide radiotherapy and other procedures: The present disclosure provides for effective systems and methods for increasing target tissue conspicuity within a particular anatomy of a particular patient. In an exemplary embodiment, a system associated with the present disclosure includes: (a) a MRI-guided HIFU system for generating ablation markings on a target tissue region, the MRI-guided... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106006 - Timing techniques for magnetic resonance imaging: The disclosure is directed to techniques in which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is coordinated with the operation of an implantable medical device (IMD). By using an IMD to sense conditions, MRI can be improved because the sensed conditions can accurately define timing for application of electromagnetic radiation bursts. Moreover, by... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100106007 - Double-contrast technique for mri-guided vascular interventions: Methods for confirming location of a catheter tip relative to a targeted location in a blood vessel of a subject and improving visualization of the blood vessels downstream of the catheter tip are provided. The methods comprise acquiring and displaying a first modified MR image of the subject's blood vessels... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100106008 - Magnetic resonance imaging system and method: It is an object of the present invention to provide a MRI technique, in which the influence of physiological factors such as respiration and cardiac pulsation on MRI results is reduced or removed. The object of the present invention is achieved by a magnetic resonance imaging system (1), comprising a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106010 - Ct-free spinal surgical imaging system: A system and method for generating three dimensional CT-type information from a conventional C-arm fluoroscope imaging system. A small number of fluoroscope images are used, taken from angles whose pose is determined by means of a three-dimensional target attached to the region of interest, aided by the participation of the... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100106011 - Method and apparatus for localizing an ultrasound catheter: An imaging system is provided with an ultrasound catheter and a controller coupled to the ultrasound catheter. The catheter includes a localizer sensor configured to generate positional information for the ultrasound catheter, and an imaging ultrasound sensor having a restricted field of view. The controller co-registers images from the imaging... Agent: Sjm/afd - 82268 Legal Department

20100106009 - Tracking system using field mapping: In some aspects, a method includes (i) causing current to flow among multiple sets of current injecting electrodes to generate a field in an organ, (ii) obtaining the positions of one or more measuring electrodes used for measuring the field generated by the current injecting electrodes, (iii) in response to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100106014 - Apparatus for the spatial localization of a moveable body part: An apparatus for the spatial localization of a moveable body part, in which the body part is situated inside a movement volume on the surface extending as far as to the inside of a living being. The apparatus includes: at least one optical recording apparatus outside the being, at least... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100106013 - Fluorescence observation device for organism tissue: The concentration distribution of a fluorescence dye capable of selectively staining normal tissue and abnormal tissue is accurately observed by eliminating the unevenness due to irregular distance from the distal end of an endoscope to an organism surface or the surface roughness of the organism. There is provided a fluorescence... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100106012 - Pressure-resistant 3-way stopcock: A pressure-resistant and chemical-resistant stopcock valve (10) includes an elongate cylindrical wall (14) and a bracing wall (28) spanning across the internal cavity. The cylindrical wall and the bracing wall define a through passage (32) extending across the stopcock body. The bracing wall provides additional support to the stopcock about... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20100106015 - Medical device alignment: A device and method for aligning medical devices is disclosed. A biopsy device having a handpiece, an elongated hollow needle with a lateral tissue receiving port, and an apparatus for providing a guide path, such as a light apparatus, is described. The light apparatus can provide visible light in a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100106016 - Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device and method: A device and method for measuring blood pressure are provided. More particularly, a non-invasive device utilizing an ultra-sound transducer and a conventional blood pressure cuff are used, in combination, to measure blood pressure.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100106017 - Ultrasound system capable of displaying plurality of divided screens: Disclosed herein is an ultrasound system capable of displaying a plurality of divided screens. The ultrasound system includes an ultrasound diagnosis unit transmitting an ultrasound signal to a patient body and receiving the ultrasound signal reflected from the patient body to generate a reception signal, a data generator generating ultrasound... Agent: Jones Day

20100106018 - Ultrasonic strain imaging device with selectable cost-function: An elasticity measuring system determines tissue displacement between a pre-deformation and post-deformation image by a matching process using a cost function accepting as its arguments continuity of the tissue motion and correlation of the tissue in making the block matching. The invention allows the selection among different cost functions for... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100106019 - Method and apparatus for feedback control of hifu treatments: HIFU therapy to a desired tissue site is controlled based on detected changes in one or more characteristics of a received backscatter signal resulting from exposure of the tissue to HIFU or other interrogation signals. In one embodiment, the bloom of backscatter signals outward from a treatment region (e.g., towards... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100106020 - Ultrasound system and method providing wide image mode: An ultrasound system and a method of controlling the ultrasound system are provided. The ultrasound system may receive, from a user, a selection command for a first mode among a plurality of display modes, set a target region based on region setting information that is input from the user, when... Agent: Jones Day

20100106021 - Method and system for processing doppler signal gaps: A method and system for processing Doppler signal gaps is disclosed. The method comprising the steps of: receiving Doppler signals during Doppler signal acquisition to obtain data of in-phase (I) component and quadrate (Q) component signals of the Doppler signals; receiving interruption of the Doppler signals; estimating the data of... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100106022 - Carotid plaque identification method: A method of classification of plaques using the gray level distribution of pixels in ultrasonic images of carotid plaques. The method and algorithm classifies plaques into 12 classes. Each class is associated with a different level of risk of developing symptoms.... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20100106023 - Body cavity ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: A body cavity probe which scans an object with ultrasonic waves includes a probe main body, and a linear array constituted by a plurality of piezoelectric elements and a convex array constituted by a plurality of piezoelectric elements, which are provided in the probe main body to transmit ultrasonic waves... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100106024 - Method for diagnosing vulvovaginal disorders: A method for diagnosing the presence of a vulvovaginal disorder is provided. The method uses a source of cross-polarized light to detect subsurface irritation in the vulvovaginal area. The presence of subsurface irritation is then used to diagnose the presence of a vulvovaginal disorder.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100106025 - Methods for optical identification and characterization of abnormal tissue and cells: An optical system and apparatus for the diagnosis of a biological sample is disclosed. An embodiment of the apparatus includes an optical probe, a probe head distally connectable to the optical probe, the optical probe further comprising at least one optical element for applying an electromagnetic radiation of a first... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100106026 - Optical imaging of induced signals in vivo under ambient light conditions: A method for detecting and localizing a target tissue within the body in the presence of ambient light in which an optical contrast agent is administered and allowed to become functionally localized within a contrast-labeled target tissue to be diagnosed. A light source is optically coupled to a tissue region... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100106027 - Device for detection and analysis of vital parameters of the body, such as, in particular, pulse and respiration: The present invention relates to a device for detecting and analyzing vital parameters, particularly the pulse and respiration. A metal plate (3) fixed in direct proximity to the body surface (14) serves as a sensor element. The metal plate (3) is coupled to a non-linear LC oscillating circuit (11). Changes... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100106028 - Methods and systems for recharging implantable devices: Methods, systems, and apparatus for recharging medical devices implanted within the body are disclosed. An illustrative method of recharging an implanted medical device includes delivering a charging device to a location adjacent to the implanted medical device, activating a charging element coupled to the charging device and transmitting charging energy... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100106029 - Arterial blood pressure monitor with a liquid filled cuff: A non-invasive arterial blood pressure monitor uses an inflatable cuff that incorporates the first bladder that is filled with non-compressible liquid or gel. The bladder can be pressurized by an action of a pressurizing device superimposed onto its outer surface. In a preferred embodiment, a pressurizing device is an air-filled... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100106030 - Method and system for automated measurement of pulsus paradoxus: A method and system for automatically detecting pulsus paradoxus. In one embodiment, the method includes automatically detecting pulsus paradoxus based upon a consideration of a blood pressure component, an audio component indicative of Korotkoff sounds and a respiratory component. The system includes a plurality of input modules for determining a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100106031 - Blood pressure measuring cuff, blood pressure measuring apparatus, blood pressure measuring method, cuff, and cuff manufacturing method: Provided are a blood pressure measuring apparatus capable of effectively eliminating the influence which the volume change in an upstream portion of an occluding cuff has on a pulse wave detection cuff in an oscillometric double-cuff system, increasing the S/N ratio of systolic blood pressure detection, and accurately measuring the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100106034 - Accessory for performance-monitoring device: There is provided an electric apparatus for monitoring an electrocardiogram signal of a person, comprising an attaching mechanism configured to enable the attachment of the electric apparatus to a wearable item, first and second electrodes for electrical contact with the skin of the person, wherein, during operation, the first electrode... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100106033 - Heart monitoring device and method: A heart monitor for processing input signals that represent periodically reoccurring events in a sequence of heart cycles. According to the invention graphical data representing a scatter plot of at least two dimensions, one dimension representing interval duration or its inverse and the other dimension representing change of duration or... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100106035 - Method of and apparatus for classifying arrhythmias using scatter plot analysis: A method of classifying arrhythmias using scatter plot analysis to define a measure of variability of a cardiac rhythm parameter such as for example, without limitation, R-R interval, A-A interval, and the slope of a portion of a cardiac signal, is disclosed. The variability measurement is derived from a scatter... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100106036 - Arrythmia adjudication and therapy training systems and methods: A system and method for presenting arrhythmia episode information to a user are described. An episode database has episode data regarding a plurality of different arrhythmia episodes generated from a plurality of data-generating devices. A user interface is configured to display the episode data for one of the arrhythmia episodes... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100106037 - Method and device for determining cardiac output with carbon dioxide partial re-breathing: A method and apparatus (10) for determining cardiac output by directing airflow or gas flow (fluid) to a fluid containment structure (12) coupled to an inspiratory limb (16) of a ventilator circuit instead of the patient and enabling the patient to directly inhale fluid from the fluid containment structure and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100106038 - Method for segmenting a cardiovascular signal: This invention describes a method for dividing a substantial cycli cardiovascular signal into segments by determining the characteristics of said cyclic signal, wherein each cycle in said signal comprises at least two characteristic segments and wherein the method comprises the steps o identifying segments in a cycle based on prior... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100106039 - Unknown: Example embodiments relate to a device for measuring nitrogen monoxide in exhaled air by a gas sensor unit with at least one gas sensor. A device and/or method for oxidation of nitrogen monoxide to nitrogen dioxide may be included. The device and/or method for oxidation of nitrogen monoxide to nitrogen... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100106040 - Portable pressure transducer, pheumotach for use therewith, and associated methods: A system for sensing respiratory pressure includes a portable pressure transducer configured to be carried by or proximate to a respiratory conduit, such as a breathing circuit or a nasal canula. The portable pressure transducer may removably couple with a pneumotach, in the form of an airway adapter, disposed along... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106043 - Brain function parameter measurement system and method: A method of fitting a proposed model for electro encephalography spectra to data derived from EEG recordings, the method comprising the steps of: (a) inputting at least one spectral trace of electroencephalographic measurements; (b) inputting a series of parameters associated with the proposed model; (c) applying a non-linear fitting algorithm... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100106042 - Correction device to be incorporated into brain wave interface system, its method, and computer program: A correction apparatus to be incorporated in an electroencephalogram IF system is provided. The electroencephalogram IF system includes a biological signal measurement section, an analysis section for analyzing an event-related potential contained in an electroencephalogram signal of a user, an inference section for inferring an option desired by the user... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100106041 - Systems and methods for multichannel wireless implantable neural recording: A system for transmitting bioelectrical signals. The system includes an implantable bioelectrical sensor for receiving at least one bioelectrical signal; an analog-to-time converter for converting the received bioelectrical signal from an analog domain to a time domain signal; and a radio frequency (RF) modulator for transmitting the time domain signal.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100106044 - Emg measured during controlled hand movement for biometric analysis, medical diagnosis and related analysis: Biometric assessment is performed by use of electromyography (EMG) signals detected from muscles at several locations on the hand/or other part of the body subject to fine motor control. The EMG signals are sensed and registered and the sensed signals are processed for use in performing the biometric assessment.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100106045 - Body composition monitor capable of accurately measuring whole-body composition and achieving facilitated manipulation: A detection portion for detecting a first potential difference between hand and foot by applying a current across the hand and the foot of a subject through both of a hand electrode and a foot electrode and detecting a second potential difference between both hands or between both feet by... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100106046 - Device and method for predicting and preventing pulmonary edema and management of treatment thereof: A device and a method for preventive treatment of evolving pulmonary edema in patients which are at risk of complication associated with pulmonary edema which is based on the monitoring of internal thoracic impedance of the patient. The device extracts the internal thoracic impedance from measured trans-thoracic impedance and is... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100106047 - Electrical methods for detection and characterization of abnormal tissue and cells: An apparatus for the diagnosis of a biological sample is disclosed. An embodiments of the apparatus includes a probe, a probe head distally connectable to the probe, the probe head further comprising a plurality of electrode elements thereby forming an electrode array where each electrode element is variably actuatable to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100106048 - Temperature measurement and method for performing the same: Implement and method for determining the temperature of an extremity of a living being, as a result of which the load-bearing capacity of the relevant body part can be determined. This is based on the flow rate of the blood in the relevant extremity. It is proposed to provide everyday... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100106049 - Compact diagnostic neurological tool: A compact diagnostic neurological tool comprising a two-point discriminator; a brush; and a sharp-dull instrument; wherein the two-point discriminator, the brush, and the sharp-dull instrument are all housed within a case; wherein the two-point discriminator, the brush, and the sharp-dull instrument are all retractable; wherein the two-point discriminator comprises two... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20100106050 - Hand sensory assessment device: The present invention relates to a hand sensory assessment device capable of point localization, two-point discrimination, vibration, and texture discrimination for assessing and training patients. The device possesses multiples of pins serving as contacting points that are capable of treating multiples points on a patients hand.... Agent: Wilkinson & Grist

20100106051 - Single lumen catheter with separate tubes therein: A catheter is provided that includes multiple passages within a catheter body. These passages are arranged in a way so as to maximize the usable space within the catheter body. More specifically, multiple tubes are positioned within a central lumen of the catheter. Both the tubes and the central lumen... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100106052 - Surgical retractor: A surgical device having a housing, an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing, a retractor including a plurality of retractor elements extending distally from the shaft, a vacuum chamber in communication with a vacuum tube positioned within the elongated shaft for applying a suction force to remove a specimen,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100106053 - Tissue handling system with reduced operator exposure: A tissue handling system includes a biopsy device having an invasive unit with tissue-receiving and tissue-severing components being capable of harvesting and bringing at least one tissue sample to a point outside the body of a patient. The tissue handling system further includes a tissue collecting device adapted to be... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100106055 - Biopsy device having a vacuum pump: A biopsy device includes a housing. A drive is enclosed in the housing. A biopsy needle assembly has a biopsy needle carrier that carries a biopsy needle. The biopsy needle carrier is positioned in the housing. A vacuum pump is positioned in the housing. The vacuum pump has an elongate... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100106054 - Probe type device for removing living body tissue: There is provided a probe type living body tissue removing device comprising a probe unit having a probe formed in a capillary tube shape and an opening hole portion for internally aspirating a living body tissue, and also having a dissection device arranged within the probe and dissecting the living... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100106056 - Methods for medical device alignment: A device and method for aligning medical devices is disclosed. A biopsy device having a handpiece, an elongated hollow needle with a lateral tissue receiving port, and an apparatus for providing a guide path, such as a light apparatus, is described. The light apparatus can provide visible light in a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100106057 - Controlled transfer biological sample collection devices and methods of using such devices: The field of the present invention pertains to a controlled transfer biological collection device using a dry solid storage and transfer medium and a method for the collection of biological material of interest (genetic or proteinaceous material) in a form suitable for storage and/or subsequent analysis. Specifically, the present invention... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100106058 - Blood and interstitial fluid sampling device: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100106060 - Method of estimating finger-tapping force: In a bioinstrument system S of the present invention, a processor unit 121 in a bioinstrument device 108 obtains information indicative of displacement of two fingers in deformed state from distance between the two fingers; and calculates a finger-tapping force by using the obtained information and a predetermined fingertips' stiffness... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100106059 - System and method for evaluating neuromuscular and joint properties: A pocket neuromuscular evaluator delivers controlled tendon taps, makes quantitative measures of the taps and the reflex responses invoked, evaluates not only the neurological reflexes but also the muscle-joint properties, analyzes the data, displays the results, and records them to provide quantitative characterizations of the neuromuscular and joint properties.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100106061 - Method and arrangement for the three-dimensional detection of the spatial shape of a foot: A method for the three-dimensional, digitized sensing of the spatial shape of at least one foot of a person. The method includes: determining a desired position for the foot which is predefined by the footwear to be selected or fabricated; moving the foot to the desired position by means of... Agent: Law Offices Of Stuart J. Friedman

20100106062 - Quantification of mechanical and neural contributions to spasticity: The present invention relates to a system (10) operable to evaluate spasticity in a movable extremity (12). The system (10) comprises a fixation device (14) comprising a first part (141) connected via a movable joint (16) to a second part (142). The fixation device (14) is operable to fix the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

  
04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100099939 - Expandable brachytherapy apparatus and methods for using them: Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. The elongate members are movable between collapsed and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100099940 - Thulium-containing low dose rate brachytherapy seed: A low dose rate brachytherapy seed having activity in the range between 0.5 and 10 millicurie, preferably less than 3 millicurie, comprising thulium-170 placed within a casing and at least one layer of a radiation emission modifying metal, said layer being provided either internally within the casing or on the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100099941 - Method of hyperthemia treatment: Magnetic nanoparticle compositions are provided which provide an inherent temperature regulator for use in magnetic heating, particularly for use in magnetic hyperthermia medical treatments. The composition includes magnetic nanoparticles having a Curie temperature of between 40 and 46° C., preferably about 42° C., and may further include a polymeric material... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100099942 - Method and apparatus for electromagnetic human and animal immune stimulation and/or repair systems activation: A method and device that can deliver a time-varying electric field non-invasively inside of biological tissue and/or biological fluid such as blood and/or lymph and/or synovial fluid and/or interstitial fluid and/or other fluids in-vivo and with magnitudes that do not cause a tolerable amount of neural motor and sensory action... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100099943 - Music enhanced massage system: A music enhanced massage system includes a first set of headphones that would be worn by the recipient to be massaged. A second set of headphones is worn by the massage practitioner. Music is simultaneously transmitted to both sets of headphones so that the massage practitioner can massage the recipient... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100099944 - Fecal incontinence device, kit and method: A method for treating incontinence in a subject is provided. The method is effected by forming or positioning a plug within an incontinent passageway associated with the incontinence in the subject.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100099945 - Electrically activated valve for implantable fluid handling system: A system for facilitating obesity control includes an inflatable gastric banding device, a fluid reservoir couplable to the inflatable portion, and an implantable fluid handling device including one or more piezoelectric valves.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100099947 - Fistulectomy method of forming a fistula between a first duct and a second duct: A fistulectomy method of forming a fistula between a first duct and a second duct is provided. The method including: inserting an insertion portion of an endoscope having a channel into the first duct; inserting a treatment instrument into the channel; feeding a distal end of the treatment instrument into... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100099946 - Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear nose and throat: A device for dilating an ostium of a paranasal sinus of a human or animal subject may include: a handle; an elongate shaft having a proximal end coupled with the handle and extending to a distal end; a guidewire disposed through at least a portion of the shaft lumen; a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100099948 - In-vivo information display device, in-vivo information display system, and in-vivo information display method: An in-vivo information display device includes a communication unit that communicates with a receiving device that receives in-vivo information transmitted, at a predetermined time interval, from a body-insertable device that is introduced into a subject and acquires the in-vivo information regarding an inside of the subject; a transmission requesting unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100099949 - Biological navigation device: Biological navigation devices and methods are disclosed. The devices can be used as or to support colonoscopies or endoscopes. The devices can have longitudinally extensible cells that can be selectively inflated. The devices can have articulable links. The devices can be removably attached to elongated elements, such as colonoscopes or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100099950 - Endoscope system: Even in the event of movement by the operator, vibrations received from outside, changes in orientation etc., the spectral characteristics can be controlled with high precision, thus enabling acquisition of a desired observation image. Provided is an endoscope system including two optical substrates (13a, 13b) that oppose each other with... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100099951 - System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors: The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the shape of a steerable instrument and controlling the steerable instrument in response to a control signal from a user input device and... Agent: Patent Department, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

20100099952 - Steerable shaft having micromachined tube: A shaft of a steerable medical device includes a torque tube that allows the tip of the shaft to be torqued from the proximal end. In one embodiment, the torque tube includes a metal tube having a series of opposing cuts therein to form a number of axially aligned rings... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100099953 - Medical device, medical equipment and endoscope: A medical device includes a communication member including a first opening portion, a second opening portion, and a communication conduit for communication between the first opening portion and the second opening portion, a closing portion capable of liquid-tightly closing the communication conduit, and a maintaining member capable of maintaining the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100099954 - Data-driven sleep coaching system: System and method for a user to monitor and/or modify his or her sleep. In one embodiment, the sleep coaching system comprises a sensor for sensing a physiological signal of a sleeping user such as an EEG, computer memory databases for storing user and sleep-related data and advice, and a... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100099955 - Method for transmitting information for a collective rendering of information on emotions: A method is provided for transmitting information concerning at least two persons. The method for transmitting information inside a group includes at least the following steps: obtaining emotional conditions associated with the persons; converting each of the emotional conditions into condition information; transmitting the condition information to emotion rendering device... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100099956 - Wireless device and method for secure auto transfer of medical device information to a network of wireless and non-wireless devices: A medical system includes a meter adapted for taking biometric measurements. A wireless communication module is associated with the meter for transmitting data representing the measurements. Collector devices are adapted to receive the data when a connection is available, process the data and transmit the data to a server. The... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.

20100099958 - Method of identifying when a patient undergoing hemodialysis is at increased risk of death: The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's systolic blood pressure, serum albumin level, body weight, and body temperature at periodic hemodialysis treatments, and identifying a patient as having... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100099957 - Physiological parameter monitoring device: A physiological parameter monitoring device has a physiological parameter detector and an analyzer. The physiological parameter detector has a wrist belt, a pulse sensor mounted to an inner side of the wrist belt to output a pulse sensing signal and an analog to digital converter. The pulse sensor has a... Agent: Patenttm.us

20100099959 - In-header perimeter rf antenna: This document discusses, among other things, an implantable dielectric compartment including a channel in an outer surface of the implantable dielectric compartment, the channel configured to constrain a portion of an implantable antenna in a specific configuration along the length of the portion of the implantable antenna. In certain examples,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100099960 - Device and method for measuring a property of living tissue: A device for measuring the glucose level in living tissue has electrodes (5, 6) for being brought into contact with the specimen and a voltage-controlled oscillator (31) as a signal source for generating an AC voltage in a given frequency range. The AC voltage is applied to the electrodes (5,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100099961 - Method for determining microvascular lesions: The invention relates to a method for determining microvascular diseases wherein, first, a volume pulse development of a first blood constituent of the blood in a blood path is determined, and a volume pulse development of a second blood constituent in a blood path, being different from the first blood... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100099964 - Hemoglobin monitor: A patient monitor system is configured to measure and display a hemoglobin concentration measurement to assist caregivers in providing care or treatment and/or to automatically control a fluid, blood, medicine, or dialysis administration system. The patient monitor can analyze the displayed hemoglobin concentration measurement and provide alarms and feedback to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100099963 - Peripheral oxistimulator apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for monitoring a patient's blood oxygen content (through, e.g., an external finger probe using a pulse oximeter). If the patient's blood oxygen content falls below a selected level, a safe, yet effective, level of peripheral nerve stimulation would be delivered to the patient's wrist in the form... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100099962 - Sensing device and positioning structure thereof: A sensing device for sensing blood of a finger includes a base, a transceiver, a first positioning element and a second positioning element. The base includes a first half portion and a second half portion. The transceiver includes a first transmission element disposed on the first half portion, a second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100099965 - Optical fiber connector: An optical connector device is disclosed for optically connecting a biosensor wearable on the body of a patient to a reader outside of the body of the patient. The device comprises a base disk to be worn on the body of a patient. The base disk has a needle attached... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100099966 - Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100099967 - 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: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100099968 - 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: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100099969 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100099970 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices, that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices comprise a unique microarchitectural arrangement... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100099971 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices, that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices comprise a unique microarchitectural arrangement... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100099972 - Glucose measuring device integrated into a holster for a personal area network device: A glucose meter module integrated into a holster device that can securely accommodate another device such as a portable server device or an insulin pump is described. The glucose measuring module and the health device communicate with each other by a short range wireless modality. In the case in which... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100099973 - Glucose measuring device integrated into a holster for a personal area network device: A glucose meter module integrated into a holster device that can securely accommodate another device such as a portable server device or an insulin pump is described. The glucose measuring module and the health device communicate with each other by a short range wireless modality. In the case in which... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100099975 - Detection of deception and truth-telling using fmri of the brain: Methods for deriving an indication of truth or deception are disclosed. Some methods include (a) monitoring the activation of a plurality of regions of a subject's brain, while the subject responds to questions and (b) measuring one or more physiological parameters while the subject responds to questions and combining the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100099976 - Gamma- ray detector and pet apparatus using the same: A medium area (S) filled with liquid xenon (2) is formed between an external cylindrical body (1a) and internal cylindrical body (1b), and a pair of anode pads (11, 12) are disposed in two-dimensional form in opposite end portions of the medium area (S) in the intersection direction with respect... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100099974 - System for generating a multi-modality imaging examination report: A system processes medical report data associated with different types of imaging modality devices to provide a composite examination report. An acquisition processor in the system acquires multi-modality medical imaging examination report data for examinations performed on a patient by different types of imaging modality device. A report processor processes... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100099977 - Mechanical axis alignment using mri imaging: A method of imaging a body part includes locating a first, second and third anatomical reference area. The third anatomical reference area is disposed generally between the first and second anatomical reference areas. Furthermore, the method includes positioning a first member of a reference tool relative to the first anatomical... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100099978 - Breast coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications: A breast coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications has a placement web that is designed to allow an examination subject to lie with her sternum on the placement web. Pot-like breast receptacles for each breast of the examination subject are respectively arranged on opposite sides of the placement web. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100099980 - Positioning tool: A method and apparatus are disclosed for a positioning tool that aids in the positioning of a treatment device under image guidance. The tool is positioned on the external surface of the patient's skin and comprises an alignment portion and an instrument positioning portion that may be viewed under an... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP

20100099979 - Spatial characterization of a structure located within an object by identifying 2d representations of the structure within section planes: It is described a virtual pullback as a visualization and quantification tool that allows an interventional cardiologist to easily assess stent expansion. The virtual pullback visualizes the stent and/or the vessel lumen similar to an Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) pullback. The virtual pullback is performed in volumetric data along a reference... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100099982 - System, device, and method for determining a position of an object: A system is disclosed for determining a position and a change in the position of an anatomical structure. The system utilizes a surgical navigation system and a substrate that is capable of being removably mounted to an outer surface of a patient's body. The substrate includes a sensor that is... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20100099983 - System, device, and method for determining a position of an object: A system is disclosed for determining a position and a change in the position of an anatomical structure. The system utilizes a surgical navigation system and a substrate that is capable of being removably mounted to an outer surface of a patient's body. The substrate includes a sensor that is... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20100099981 - Trans-septal catheterization device and method: A method and apparatus for performing medical treatment on a patient. The method include generating a three dimensional image of a portion of a patient and overlaying a real time image of a treatment tool in the patient during its movement in the patient to a site of interest.... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100099984 - Measuring arrangement and method for the three-dimensional measurement of an object: A measuring arrangement and a method for the three-dimensional measurement of at least part of an object includes a light source with a continuous spectrum, a device for generating a multifocal lighting pattern, a lens with a large chromatic aberration for imaging foci of the lighting pattern on the object,... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100099985 - Apparatus and method for brachytherapy radiation distribution mapping: An apparatus and method for in vivo and ex vivo control, detection and measurements of radiation in brachytherapy accomplished through scintillating material detection. One example includes scintillating fibers placed along a delivery guide such as a catheter for measuring applied radiation levels during brachytherapy treatments, sensing locations of a radiation... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100099989 - Radiotherapy treatment monitoring using ultrasound: Methods and systems for assessing the effects of therapy on a patient include obtaining baseline and treatment ultrasound scans of a treatment area of a patient where the treatment ultrasound scans are taken subsequent to the baseline scan and at various times during a course of radiotherapy treatment sessions. The... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100099987 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, ultrasonic image acquiring method and ultrasonic diagnosis display method: Volume data are collected by swing scanning in which frames in different field angle settings are mixed by a wide scan set at a wide field angle to image a diagnostic target and an index part for recognizing the position of the diagnostic target and by a narrow scan set... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100099986 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: In an ultrasonic contrast imaging method in which signals specific to a contrast agent are extracted to form an image, imaging is performed with the following three well-balanced properties: frame rate, spatial resolution, and contrast-agent selectivity. A first chirp signal whose frequency increases with time and a second chirp signal... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100099988 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus that can perform predetermined input operations without using an operation table or a remote controller. To realize improved ergonomics in an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, predetermined input operations, such as storing moving images or change of scanning mode, can be performed during examinations analyzing physical operations of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100099990 - Doppler signal processing for an enhanced spectral doppler image: Embodiment for processing Doppler signals for an enhanced spectral Doppler image in an ultrasound system is disclosed. The Doppler signals, which are obtained by transmitting/receiving an ultrasound signal to/from a target object, are window-processed with a plurality of windows, each of the windows having different sizes. The window-processed Doppler signals... Agent: Jones Day

20100099991 - 3d ultrasonic color flow imaging with grayscale invert: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system produces 3D images of blood flow which depict both the location of blood pools and flow velocity in one image. B mode data is acquired over a volumetric region and inverted to a range of grayscale value which highlights anechoic regions relative to regions of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100099992 - Cardiac output monitor with compensation for tissue perfusion: A non-invasive system and method for determination of cardiac output and blood volume of a patient includes compensating for a change in the fluorescence of an indicator circulating in the bloodstream of a tissue or organ that is caused by a variation of the blood content at the site of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100099993 - Methods and apparatus for determining cardiac output and left atrial pressure: Method and apparatus are introduced for determining proportional cardiac output (CO), absolute left atrial pressure (LAP), and/or other important hemodynamic variables from a contour of a circulatory pressure waveform or related signal. Certain embodiments of the invention provided herein include the mathematical analysis of a pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) waveform... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100099994 - Implantable heart analyzing device, system and method: An implantable heart analyzing device has a housing and a control circuit located within said housing. The control circuit generates an output signal adapted to actuate an activator, which is able to make a wall of the heart deflect or vibrate. The control circuit also communicates with a sensor, which... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100099996 - Device, method and computer-readable storage medium for detecting and classifying of cardiac events: Method for detecting cardiac events, e.g., Atrial Fibrillation (AF) or termination of AF. Based on analysis of the instability observed in heart rate, caused by irregular conduction from the atrium during AF. Change in heart interval is monitored on beat-to-beat basis to recognize instability that indicates presence of AF or... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100099995 - Method and apparatus for ectopic beat detection: Heart monitor for detecting ectopic beats in an input electrocardiogram signal that includes an electrocardiogram signal input and a morphological signal analyzer connected to the electrocardiogram signal input, the analyzer being adapted to generate a first time series of values representing the input electrocardiogram signal, a second signal analyzer adapted... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20100099997 - Method for correction of posture dependence on heart sounds: A system to monitor heart sounds. The system comprises an implantable heart sound sensor configured to produce an electrical signal representative of at least one heart sound, an implantable posture sensor operable to produce an electrical signal representative of a patient's posture, and a controller circuit. The controller circuit is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100099998 - Asthma status scoring method and system with confidence ratings: A method and system for assessing the health status of a patient, such as the asthma status of a patient, provides an asthma status score and a confidence rating indicative of the score's reliability using continuous real-time data. In some embodiments, the assessment comprises a multidimensional analysis in which asthma... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20100099999 - Oral end tidal carbon dioxide probe: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for evaluating pulmonary embolism. A system and method of evaluating pulmonary embolism in a subject may include measuring end tidal partial pressure of exhaled carbon dioxide in the subject, wherein the measurement is made orally, obtaining a clinical approximation of... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20100100000 - Minute ventilation-based disordered breathing detection: A respiration pattern of a number of respiration cycles is detected and breath intervals (BI) and tidal volume (TVOL) measurements of each of the respiration cycles are respectively determined. An unevenly sampled instantaneous minute ventilation (iMV) signal is produced using the BI and TVOL measurements, and an evenly sampled iMV... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20100100001 - Fixation-locked measurement of brain responses to stimuli: Fixation-locked measurement of brain activity generates time-coded cues indicative of whether an operator exhibited a significant cognitive response to task-relevant stimuli. The free-viewing environment is one in which the presentation of stimuli is natural to the task encompassing both pre- and post-fixation stimuli and the operator is allowed to move... Agent: Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

20100100002 - Apparatus for diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic steatosis based on electrical impedance measurement: The present invention relates to a system for the rapid determination of the degree of hepatic steatosis (fat in the liver) via a direct measurement of the hepatic electrical impedance at one or more frequencies. The measurement is taken by means of surface or minimally invasive sensors, which can be... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100100003 - Monitoring system: A method for performing impedance measurements on a subject. The method includes, in a processing system, causing at least one electrical signal to be applied to the subject via first leads operatively connected to first electrodes provided on the subject, determining a first indication indicative of at least one first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100100004 - Skin temperature measurement in monitoring and control of sleep and alertness: Method of an arrangement for monitoring sleep in a subject by measuring within a prescribed interval skin temperature of a predetermined region of the subject's body and a motion sensor for sensing motion of the subject, comparing the measured skin temperature of the predetermined region with a predetermined temperature threshold,... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100100005 - Minimally invasive allergy testing system with coated allergens: An allergy testing system has a microneedle array. The allergy testing system also has at least one coated allergen. The allergy testing system further has an activation system coupled to the microneedle array such that the at least one coated allergen is moved into contact with a subject as the... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100100006 - Production of optical pulses at a desired wavelength using soliton self-frequency shift: The present invention relates to an apparatus for producing optical pulses of a desired wavelength. The apparatus includes an optical pulse source operable to generate input optical pulses at a first wavelength. The apparatus further includes a higher order mode (HOM) fiber module operable to receive the input optical pulses... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100100007 - Blood testing device: A blood testing device includes (i) a main body, having a puncture component for puncturing a finger, a finger contact component where the finger to be punctured is placed during puncture by the puncture component, a sensor receptacle in which a blood sensor can be mounted, and a measurement component... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100100008 - Substance detecting diaper: An apparatus and method for the detection of substances in an excretion. A diaper is generally utilized and a pad containing one or more reagent strips is placed within a sleeve in the crotch of the diaper. An excretion within the diaper, such as urine, occurs and the reagent strips... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20100100009 - Device having a hydrophilic coating comprising p-toluene-sulfonamide and a method for the preparation thereof: The present invention provides a medical device having a substrate polymer surface carrying thereon a hydrophilic coating comprising a cross-linked hydrophilic polymer and p-toluenesulfonamide, and a method for the preparation thereof.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100100010 - Implantable device system: An implantable device system is disclosed. The implantable device system comprises, a first energy transceiver system, a second energy transceiver system at least partially implanted within an organic tissue and capable of being interrogated by the first energy transceiver system, and a sensing system, wherein a state of the sensing... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100100011 - System and method for orthopedic alignment and measurement: At least one embodiment is directed to a system for measuring parameters of a skeletal system in positions of optimal alignment for implantation of an orthopedic device. The system comprises one or more position sensors (202, 204, 206, 208, 210, and 212), one or more measurement sensors (606), a processing... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100100012 - Activity intensity measurement device: An activity intensity measurement device comprises an accelerator, a sampling means, a representative value calculation means, a sampling means, a representative value calculation means, and an activity intensity determination means. The sampling means is configured to sample discrete values from the detected acceleration. The representative value calculation means is configured... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100100013 - Products and methods for motor performance improvement in patients with neurodegenerative disease: Systems and methods are provided to improve the gait performance of subjects with neurodegenerative disease neurodegenerative disease movement disorders, injuries, surgical wounds, athletic performance objectives, or combinations thereof through feedback-enhanced training. A subject walks, jogs or runs on a surface with the use of an assistive walking device such as... Agent: George A. Willinghan, Iii August Law, LLC

  
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20100094074 - Brachytherapy apparatus and methods employing expandable medical devices comprising fixation elements: Brachytherapy apparatus and methods for performing brachytherapy employing expandable members with at least one external fixation element, offering precise therapy due to rotational and/or longitudinal stability of the expandable member.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100094075 - Expandable medical devices with reinforced elastomeric members and methods employing the same: Expandable devices for placement within a patient comprising an elastomeric member in contact with at least one fiber that provide non-differential expansion. Brachytherapy apparatus and methods for performing brachytherapy employing expandable devices comprising an elastomeric member in contact with at least one fiber that provide non-differential expansion.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100094076 - Connector for a cooling system for a magnetic stimulator: A magnetic neuro-muscular stimulator system, a stimulator coil of elongate conductor; a coolant system configured to cool the stimulated coil including a coolant jacket about at least a portion of the conductor; a connector for connecting the coolant system to the elongate conductor, the connector having a first port communicating... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100094077 - Method for substantially non-delaminable smooth ventricular assist device conduit and product from same: A method of non-delaminably bonding a non-porous thermoplastic elastomer to a substrate by heating a bilayer of the elastomer and the substrate for a predetermined time and a product obtained by the method. Methods for producing non-delaminable conduits and non-delaminable kink-resistant conduits constructed of biocompatible elastomers and substrates, and products... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100094078 - Device and method for enhancing milk let-down with a breast pump: A breast pump assembly includes a vacuum pump for creating suction within one or two breast shields to the vacuum pump, and electronic recording device comprising a microphone, a memory for storing the sound received via the microphone, and a playback activator. The sound module or sound chip can be... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100094079 - Method and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to pubic bone: Surgical procedures, kits and implants for alleviating human incontinence, and particularly providing improved methods and apparatus to secure a urethral sling to pubic bone to support the urethra and alleviate incontinence are disclosed. Bone anchors are driven into pubic bones with elongated bone anchor sutures configured to be passed through... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100094080 - Cardiac support device delivery tool with release mechanism: An apparatus for placing a cardiac support device (CSD) on a heart. The apparatus includes a body, a deployment mechanism on the body for supporting the CSD in an open position for placement on the heart, and a release mechanism coupled to the deployment mechanism for releasably mounting the CSD... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100094081 - Electrode placement and connection systems: Electrode placement and connection systems are described which allow for the electrical connection and maintenance of one or more electrodes positioned on a substrate which is subjected to a variety of mechanical stresses. Such a system may include an imaging hood having an aperture through which transparent fluid is flowed... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100094082 - Medical examining device with an angularly offset fiber optic channel: There is provided a medical examining device including an hollow sample tube defining a tube first end and an opposing tube second end. The sample tube includes a tube wall extending between the tube first and second ends. The tube wall includes tube inner and outer surfaces extending between the... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100094083 - Flexible endoscopic stitching devices: An endoscopic stitching device is provided including a handle assembly supporting a manually operated suture needle loading assembly; a tool assembly operatively supported on and connected to the handle assembly; a suture needle operatively associated with the tool assembly, wherein the tool assembly includes a pair of juxtaposed jaws pivotally... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100094084 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes a housing, a lens module, a light source, an imaging module, a memory, a radio frequency transmitter, a power source, and a chamber. The lens module is received in the housing. The light source is configured for illuminating an interior of a body. The imaging module... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100094085 - Device for displaying assistance information for surgical operation, method for displaying assistance information for surgical operation, and program for displaying assistance information for surgical operation: A device for displaying assistance information for surgical operation 1 includes an endoscope 11, a marker ball 12 positioned and fixed on the endoscope 11, a CT device 30 that acquires information indicative of a shape of a patient 60, an image pickup device 20 that picks up an image... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100094086 - Medico-technical flexible polymer tube and method of manufacturing the same: A medico-technical flexible polymer tube of thermoplastic or of thermoplastics, a method of manufacturing a medico-technical flexible polymer tube of thermoplastic or of thermoplastics as well as an endoscope comprising a medico-technical flexible polymer tube of thermoplastic or of thermoplastics is provided.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100094087 - Method of and apparatus for positioning and maintaining the position of endoscopic instruments: The present invention provides an apparatus for, and a method of, accurate positioning of endoscopic instruments. Accurate positioning of the instruments is accomplished through the inclusion of a steering ability within the device. After the endoscopic instrument is properly positioned, the present invention may use rapid exchange technology, soft locks,... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100094089 - Multi-fluid delivery system: A proximal connector of an endoscope shaft can be manually attached to and detached from a console, such that the connector and endoscope shaft can be provided as a single use device. An interface between the proximal connector and console can include a sliding plate moveable to operably make and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100094088 - Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of use: A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by at least two tendons. As the endoscope is... Agent: Patent Dept. Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20100094090 - Self-cleaning wireless video stylet with display mounted to laryngoscope blade and method for using the same: A scope adapted for insertion and manipulation in a difficult pathway is disclosed. The scope comprises at least one module for manipulating the scope. The scope may further comprise an illumination source, an image sensor, a power source, and a viewing member for viewing images of a cavity or other... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100094091 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument comprising a handle assembly, a body, a tool assembly and an articulation assembly is disclosed. The articulation mechanism includes a receptacle, and a main shaft. A lower clutch is fixedly positioned within the receptacle and has a serrated portion including a plurality of serrations. An upper clutch... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100094092 - Medical instruments: An illuminated medical instrument comprises an insertion portion (1) for insertion into a body opening and defining an elongate passageway (2), the passageway extending along a longitudinal axis (3) and having a proximal end (4) and a distal end (5). An obturator (19) is fitted into the passageway (2). A... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100094093 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100094094 - Tissue retractor and method of use: A method of retracting and/or manipulating tissue is provided. The method includes providing access to a body cavity, providing a retractor including a elongated body portion, a needle formed on a proximal end of the elongated body portion and an anchor means formed on a distal end of the elongated... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100094095 - Vaginal speculum: A speculum for internal examination of a body cavity such as a vagina, comprising at least two spoons, each comprising a spoon blade that can be inserted in the body cavity, which spoons are attached to one another via a hinge pin and are hingeable between a closed position in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100094100 - Image diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium recording program: An operating image storage unit stores a plurality of codes and a plurality of operation image data sets in association with each other. The plurality of codes is concerned with a plurality of standard user operations. The plurality of operation image data sets is displayed for assisting the plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100094099 - Instrumented metered-dose inhaler and methods for predicting disease exacerbations: The present invention is directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring inhaled drug usage to predict when an acute attack or exacerbation of a disease, such as a respiratory disease, is imminent. Instrumented inhalers that use modular designs with standard components are disclosed, as are systems for monitoring the... Agent: Law Office Of Michael A. Sanzo, LLC

20100094101 - Medical inspection aid system, medical inspection aid method and computer readable medium: Adequate use item information and subject's condition criterion information are determined in advance. Actual use item information and actual subject's condition information are inputted. The actual use item information includes information of at least one used medical device and information of at least one used medicine. The actual subject's condition... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100094096 - Patient monitor with visual reliability indicator: A patient monitor configured to display patient information in a display area. The patient information is indicative of at least one physiological parameter of a patient and includes at least one unitary display element in the display area that indicates simultaneously both a quantitative value and a reliability indication of... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100094097 - System and method for taking responsive action to human biosignals: To enhance interaction and use with electronic devices, the present disclosure describes several improved systems and methods of taking responsive action to a detected human mental state. A training signal containing biosignal data corresponding to a mental state of the user while the user concentrates on a perceptual cue may... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100094098 - Wireless telecommunications system adaptable for patient monitoring: A wireless network having an architecture that resembles a peer-to-peer network has two types of nodes, a first sender type node and a second receiver/relay type node. The network may be used in a medical instrumentation environment whereby the first type node may be wireless devices that could monitor physical... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100094103 - Automated treatment system for sleep: Automated behavioral methods and systems for treating Insomnia that use passive means for determining wake/sleep states.... Agent: Karr Tuttle Campbell Attn: Priya Sinha Cloutier

20100094102 - Multi-sensor strategy for heart failure patient management: An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produces an indication of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100094104 - In-vivo information acquiring device: An in-vivo information acquiring device for acquiring in-vivo information on a plurality of subjects includes an information acquiring unit configured to acquire specific information for specifying the subjects; a storage unit configured to store therein the in-vivo information on the subjects; and a control unit configured to execute control of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100094105 - Piezoelectric transducer: A miniature piezoelectric transducer element is provided, comprising; (a) a cell element having a cavity; (b) a flexible piezoelectric layer attached to the cell member, the piezoelectric layer having an external surface and an internal surface, the piezoelectric layer featuring such dimensions so as to enable fluctuations thereof at its... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100094106 - Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator: A secondary-emitter sensor position indicator has primary emitters that transmit light having primary wavelengths and at least one secondary emitter that transmits light having at least one secondary wavelength. A detector outputs a sensor signal in response to received light. An attachment assembly, in a sensor-on condition, positions the emitters... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100094107 - Reflection-detector sensor position indicator: A reflection-detector sensor position indicator comprises emitters that transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths. A detector outputs a sensor signal. At least one reflection detector outputs at least one sensor position signal. An attachment assembly attaches the emitters, the detector and the reflection detector onto a tissue site. A... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100094108 - System for determining and monitoring desaturation indices and instantaneous respiratory rate: r

20100094109 - Systems and methods for analysis and treatment of an occluded body lumen: Systems and methods are provided for probing an occluded body lumen, including a flexible conduit insertable into the body lumen, at least one delivery waveguide and at least one collection waveguide integrated with the flexible conduit and arranged to deliver and collect radiation about a distal end of said flexible... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100094110 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: In aspects of the present disclosure, a no coding blood glucose monitoring unit including a calibration unit is integrated with one or more components of an analyte monitoring system to provide compatibility with in vitro test strip that do not require a calibration code is provided. Also disclosed are methods,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100094111 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: In aspects of the present disclosure, a multi compatible or universal blood glucose monitoring unit including a calibration unit is integrated with one or more components of an analyte monitoring system to provide compatibility with in vitro test strip that require calibration code and test strips that do not require... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100094112 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: In aspects of the present disclosure, an auto turn on blood glucose monitoring unit including a calibration unit integrated with one or more components of an analyte monitoring system is provided. Also disclosed are methods, systems, devices and kits for providing the same.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100094113 - Hemodynamic monitoring during automated measurement of blood constituents: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses that can provide measurement of analytes such as glucose with a variety of sensors in connection with hemodynamic monitoring. Some embodiments of the present invention enable the use of a single arterial access site for automated blood glucose measurement as well as hemodynamic... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20100094114 - Use of multiple calibration solutions with an analyte sensor with use in an automated blood access system: The invention relates to an automated calibration procedure for analyte sensors such as glucose sensors. The system can provide a calibration point at zero analyte concentration as well as a second calibration point at a known analyte concentration or other pre-determined points. Although not restricted to two point calibration procedure,... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20100094115 - Electrically insulated surgical needle assembly: A surgical needle assembly for penetrating soft and hard tissues of a patient includes a handle assembly removably coupled to the needle assembly. The needle assembly is electrically coupled to an electrical signal source. The surgical tool includes an electrically conductive portion in communication with an un-insulated distal end of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100094117 - Measuring container for biomagnetic measurements: A measuring container is provided, which can be used for biomagnetic measurements, in particular for magnetocardiological measurements. The measuring container comprises an outer screen against electromagnetic high frequency fields and an inner screen against low frequency electromagnetic fields. The measuring container is constructed as a two-chamber system with an outer... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100094116 - Percutaneous magnetic gastrostomy: A system and method places a percutaneous gastrostomy device into a body cavity of a patient using a magnetic gastrostomy tube and a medical detection sensing device. The magnetic gastrostomy tube has a ferromagnetic element attached to its distal end. Various embodiments allow a needle to be passed from the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100094118 - Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray ct apparatus, mri apparatus, ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus, and medical image processing method: A medical image processing apparatus has a parameter calculating unit, a storage unit, and an image generating unit. The parameter calculating unit analyzes data of a plurality of time-series medical images, each containing an image of an organ having a functional blood vessel and a feeding blood vessel, and calculates... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100094119 - Method and equipment for image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery of breast cancer: A method of treating a cancerous region in a breast of a patient comprising (i) imaging the breast in a three-dimensional coordinate system, (ii) stereotactically determining the location of the cancerous region in the breast, (iii) optionally determining the volume of the entire cancerous region to be treated, and (iv)... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100094120 - Predicting efficacy of psychiatric treatment: Methods and systems are described for determining, in a patient that suffers from a mood disorder (e.g., depression), a propensity of the patient to manifest reduced symptoms or levels of indicators of the mood disorder in response to a psychiatric treatment. This can involve determining levels of a marker (e.g.,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100094121 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a collection unit which collects a magnetic resonance signal from the subject by applying a uniform static magnetic field to a subject and also applies a radio-frequency magnetic field and a gradient magnetic field to the subject in accordance with a predetermined pulse sequence,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100094122 - System and method for automatic, non-invasive diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and measurement of mean pulmonary arterial pressure: A method for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension from phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) images includes providing a time series of one or more magnetic resonance (MR) flow images of a patient's mediastinum during one or more cardiac cycles, segmenting the pulmonary artery within each image of the times series of images, identifying... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100094123 - Transmission line for rf signals without matching networks: The present invention relates to an electrically conductive transmission line for transmitting RF signals, in particular for transmitting MR signals between a transmission and/or receiving coil (11) and a transmitting and/or receiving unit (12), by which separate known matching networks can be avoided or reduced. A transmission line is proposed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100094124 - Combining x-ray with intravascularly acquired data: A system for estimating a position in an x-ray projection image. The position corresponds to a projected probe position of an intravascular probe at a time of acquiring data from the intravascular probe. Marker detector for identifying in the x-ray projection image a plurality of projected positions of markers (302).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100094126 - Light-guided transluminal catheter: Generally, the present invention is directed to a light-guided catheter for direct visualization of placement through the skin. An embodiment of the invention includes a method for transcutaneous viewing and guiding of intracorporeal catheters into a body that comprises inserting a catheter into the body having at least one lumen... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20100094125 - System and method for 3-d imaging: A system and method for recording and depicting ultrasound images of a moving object are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, ultrasound images are acquired as the field of view of an ultrasound probe is advanced across the tissues of interest during a resting period between periods of relatively large-scale heart... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100094127 - Methods for stent strut detection and related measurement and display using optical coherence tomography: In one embodiment, the invention relates to a processor based method for generating positional and other information relating to a stent in the lumen of a vessel using a computer. The method includes the steps of generating an optical coherence image data set in response to an OCT scan of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100094128 - Method and a computer program for determining a functional property of a moving object: The present invention relates to a system (1) for determining a functional property of a moving object (2), wherein the system (1) comprises a tag (3) contactable to the object (2) such that the tag (3) follows the movement of the object (2) and movement determination device (4) for determining... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100094129 - Esophagial visualization device: This invention relates to a device for continuously visualizing the esophagus during atrial finrillation ablation procedure to reduce the risk of developing atrio-esophagial fistula as the result of atrial fibrillation ablation.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100094130 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonograph includes a main body to which an ultrasonic probe is connected, an operation device having an operation switch, and a movable arm connecting the main body housing and the operation device. A bumper section is formed around the operation device, and wherein at least one probe container in... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100094131 - Ultrasonic estimation of strain induced by in vivo compression: An in vivo source of compression is used to cause a bodily structure of interest to expand and contract. Ultrasound signals are incident and their echoes are processed by a strain processor. Resulting strain images are freed from noise caused external sources of compression. A tissue stiffness index is calculated... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100094132 - Ultrasound system having a simplified user interface: The present invention is directed to a system and method which allows for a simplified user interface tailored to specific procedures and which allows for mobility and easy sanitation. Advantage is taken of an understanding as to the critical functions that an operator is to perform for a specific range... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

20100094133 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, display apparatus, and display method: An imaging part scans a predetermined site of a subject to which a contrast agent has been administered, with ultrasound waves, and thereby acquires plural frames of ultrasound image data. A contrast agent inflow detector detects the inflow of the contrast agent into each region based on the signal intensity... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100094134 - Method and apparatus for medical imaging using near-infrared optical tomography combined with photoacoustic and ultrasound guidance: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for biological imaging comprising a probe comprising an emitter and a detector; a source circuit connected in operational communication to the emitter; a detector circuit connected in operational communication to the detector; a central processing unit connected to the source circuit and the detector circuit;... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100094135 - Systems and methods for phase measurements: Preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems for phase measurement which address the problem of phase noise using combinations of a number of strategies including, but not limited to, common-path interferometry, phase referencing, active stabilization and differential measurement. Embodiment are directed to optical devices for imaging small... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100094136 - Endoscope system: A fluorescence distribution image of each fluorescent agent can be acquired from a fluorescence image that has been captured in a mixed state so as to improve the diagnosability of cancer cells. An endoscope system comprises: a light source section for selectively irradiating two or more types of excitation lights... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100094137 - Methods and systems for observation of tympanic function: Methods and systems for endoscopic observation of tympanic function.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100094138 - Imaging catheter using laser profile for plaque depth measurement: A device, system, and method for measuring the depth of a material layer such as a blood vessel plaque layer is disclosed. A fiber optic bundle housed in a balloon catheter projects a laser dot toward a conical mirror, which reflects the dot perpendicularly onto the surface of the plaque.... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates Cary Tope-mckay

20100094139 - System and method for obtaining physiological data of a patient: The present invention relates to a system (1) and method for obtaining cardiopulmonary and/or activity data of a patient (3) situated in a bed (2). In order to provide a simple and reliable technique for obtaining physiological data, in particular cardiopulmonary data and/or activity data, of a patient (3) situated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100094142 - Display module of led light pillar of hemomanometer and the hemomanometer with led light pillar: The present invention relates to an instrument for measuring blood pressure. More particularly, the present invention relates to a display module of LED light pillar of hemomanometer. Which comprises a shell (1) containing a LED printed circuit board (2) that has a multiple of pins (21) at one side and... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20100094141 - Jugular venous pressure ruler: A JVP ruler and a method for its use in measuring a jugular venous pressure in a patient, includes orienting the JVP ruler such that the second arm is collinear with a vertical line originating at a right atrium of the patient and such a the first arm is horizontal... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100094140 - Noninvasive method and apparatus to measure body pressure using extrinsic perturbation: Current noninvasive blood pressure measurement methods are not able to measure pressure during nonpulsatile blood flow. We propose method to measure intravascular or other compartment pressure which applies extrinsic pressure oscillation. Pressure-volume response of the compressed structure is obtained and compartment pressure is estimated as the extrinsic pressure at which... Agent: Mindaugas Pranevicius

20100094143 - Access needle pressure sensor device and method of use: A tool and method of positioning and delivering medical devices and therapeutics within the pericardial space, as well as other body part or space. A needle is inserted into the chest through a sub-xiphoid puncture, and the pressure within the needle is monitored manometrically or otherwise sensed as the needle... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100094144 - Systems and methods for determining cardiac output using pulmonary artery pressure measurements: Systems and methods for determining cardiac output are disclosed. An illustrative method of determining cardiac output includes sensing an arterial pressure waveform using a pressure sensor located within a pulmonary artery, identifying a valve closure time associated with the pulmonary valve using the sensed arterial pressure waveform, estimating stroke volume... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100094145 - Non-invasive electronic apparatus for measuring blood pressure: A 3-way solenoid valve (20) is arranged between a cuff (10) and a first pressure sensor (30), wherein the common port of the 3-way solenoid valve (20) is connected with the first pressure sensor (30), the normally open port thereof connected with the cuff (10), and the normally closed port... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100094146 - Blood pressure monitoring system and method having an extended optical range: A system and method for monitoring blood pressure of a wearer has an inflatable arm cuff that is selectably inflatable to differing air pressures that incorporates a fabric having both a light transmission property and a light reflection property when the fabric is illuminated with light having wavelength(s) in the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100094147 - Systems and methods for monitoring heart function: Characteristics of a user's heart are detected. In accordance with an example embodiment, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG output indicative of the detected heart characteristics. The BCG output is further processed using data from one or more additional... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20100094148 - Differential apneic detection in aid of diagnosis and treatment: A computer-based detection method employable with a sleeping subject for aiding in the differential-character diagnosis and treatments of apneic events includes gathering heart-sound data, including S1 data and S2 data. A combined time-frequency-intensity (TFI) analysis, of the gathered data is performed, in a continuous manner, over a selected time period.... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.

20100094150 - Heart rate detection in high noise conditions: A method of processing heart monitoring samples is provided that includes computing a folded correlation value for each heart monitoring sample in a plurality of heart monitoring samples and identifying peaks corresponding to heartbeats based on the folded correlation values of the heart monitoring samples.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100094149 - Noninvasive ultrasound cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator: A device for providing extracorporeal cardiac pacing. The device includes an ultrasound transducer mountable to the external thorax of a patient and an ultrasound generator for transmitting ultrasound pulses to the ultrasound transducer. The heart rate of a patient is monitored by the device. A controller evaluates the heartbeat as... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100094151 - Stethoscope timer attachment and clip holder therefor: A stethoscope timer attachment and clip holder therefore comprising a timing device affixed to a tube of a stethoscope, and a holster to receive the timing device in an inverted position, wherein said holster is connected to a waist band of a pair of pants of a health care professional... Agent: Timothy H. Van Dyke Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.

20100094152 - System and method for acoustic detection of coronary artery disease: A system and method for acoustic detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) are provided. The system includes a transducer for acoustically detecting heart signals of a patient and a computer system which executes detection software for processing the detected heart signals to identify the presence of CAD from the heart... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20100094153 - Respiration monitoring: A respiration sensor comprises a frame that is adapted to extend from a first point of contact on one side of a patient to a second point of contact on an opposing side of the patient, including a force sensor in the first point of contact. The second point of... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100094154 - Method for analyzing function of the brain and other complex systems: A method and system are provided for analyzing electromagnetic brain signals such as EEG and ECoG signals in a subject in real time and which avoids the need for time-intensive retrospective analysis of brain activity in the subject. This can be applied to all complex systems with multiple fluctuating signals... Agent: Washington University-snr C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal L.l.p

20100094155 - System and method for prediction of cognitive decline: A system and method for prediction of cognitive decline, comprises an input receiving input data corresponding to brain activity of an individual and a processor coupled to the input for analyzing the input data to obtain a selected set of features, the processor comparing the selected set of features to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100094156 - System and method for biofeedback administration: A biofeedback system for administration of electroencephalographic (EEG) neurofeedback training includes a plurality of electrodes sensors for placement on the head of a trainee and a switching head box comprising a plurality of contacts each of which connects to one electrode sensor and for specific biofeedback and neural connectivity training.... Agent: Roetzel & Andress

20100094159 - Apparatus for transmitting reference signals for measuring phase response characteristic of human body, and phase response characteristic measuring system and method employing the same: Provided are an apparatus for transmitting reference signals for measuring the phase response characteristic of a human body in human body communication, and a system and method for measuring the phase response characteristic of a human body using the same. The apparatus including: a signal generator for generating reference signals... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100094158 - Estimation of propensity to symptomatic hypotension: The invention relates to estimation of a patient's propensity to suffer from symptomatic hypotension during extracorporeal blood treatment. An electromagnetic test signal, which is applied over a thoracic region of the patient via at least one transmitter electrode. A result signal produced in response to the test signal is received... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100094157 - Method and apparatus for identifying a user of an electronic device using bioelectrical impedance: A method for identifying a user of an electronic device is presented. In the method, for each of a plurality of users, a bioelectrical impedance of the user is measured, a value based on the measurement is generated, and the value is associated with information corresponding to the user. A... Agent: Setter Roche LLP

20100094160 - Method for diagnosing a disease: Methods, systems, and apparatus to determine the presence of a disease condition in a medical patient by evaluating conductivity information. In some embodiments, point-attributes values may be obtained from conductivity data sets. This data may be compared to previously determined data, such as threshold values. In some embodiments, z-scores may... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100094161 - Quantitative, non-invasive, clinical diagnosis of traumatic brain injury using simulated distance visual stimulus device for neurologic testing: A portable virtual reality device is disclosed that will facilitate the effective and efficient screening for TBI in military personnel in forward deployed military settings or remote locations using minimally trained staff. This includes the establishment of a protocol that will provide cost effective pre-screening of military personnel prior to... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20100094162 - Methods and systems for screening and treatment of young infants demonstrating deficits in auditory processing: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for screening infants at high risk for central auditory processing deficits and then remediating less efficient processing behaviorally using an adaptive training algorithm that gradually increases sensitivity to rapidly occurring stimuli streams.... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100094165 - Gas column pressure monitoring device: The present invention provides a device for efficiently coupling a pressure monitoring device to a pressure transducer. In addition, the present invention reduces or eliminates the likelihood air will be unintentionally injected into the pressure monitoring device while connecting the pressure monitoring device to a pressure transducer. In one embodiment,... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100094163 - Medical apparatus with a sensor for detecting a force: The invention relates to a medical apparatus (120,130) having a sensor (100,110) for detecting a force acting on the medical apparatus (120,130) in a longitudinal direction. The medical apparatus (120,130) comprises an opto-mechanical force transducer having a flexible part (22,42) for receiving the force, an optical guide (1) having an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100094164 - Optical microsensor and methods for monitoring intracranial pressure: A method is provided for internally monitoring pressure of a patient by transmitting an external light source to an implantable microsensor device. The implantable microsensor device has a microlens, a deflectable membrane responsive to a change in pressure of a surrounding environment within the patient, and an array structure disposed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100094166 - Methods and devices for taking multiple biopsy samples from the esophagus: A biopsy device is provided which has a plurality of sample chamber bodies with each body having a plurality of sample chambers. The sample chamber bodies are pivotally coupled to one another to permit the device to be steered and so that the device may conform somewhat to the shape... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100094168 - Instrument for the medical examination of tight body ducts: The invention relates to an instrument for the medical examination of tight body ducts, particularly for the mammary ducts of the breast, comprising a cannula having a cannula shaft (6) and a distal cannula end (1). The distal cannula end (1) is transparent and has a point (la) that is... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100094167 - Medical examining device with fiber optic receiving channel and sampling channel: There is provided a medical examining device including a sample tube detachably connectable to a viewing tool having a fiber optic viewing device. The sample tube defines a tube first end and an opposing tube second end and includes a tube wall extending between the tube first and second ends.... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100094169 - Plugged tip delivery tube for marker placement: The invention provides marker delivery devices, assemblies, and methods. Assemblies embodying features of the invention include marker delivery devices having a delivery tube with an orifice, markers, and a plug releasably disposed in the tube occluding the orifice. The plug prevents markers from passing through the orifice before the marker... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100094170 - Means for sampling animal blood: A device (1410) for collecting a blood sample from an animal on sampling media placed (1456) next to the animal's flesh, the device comprising holding means () for holding the sampling media (1456) for placement on the flesh of an animal; spike means (1418) operable to first pass through the... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath

20100094171 - Blood collection set with venting mechanism: The blood collection set includes an IV needle assembly, a length of flexible plastic tubing extending from the IV needle assembly and a non-patient needle assembly. The set is formed with a venting mechanism that permits an outflow of air, while blocking an outflow of blood or other fluids. Thus,... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100094172 - Test system for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a body fluid: An actuator for driving a test element is disclosed. The test element can comprise a lancet for perforating the skin of a living organism. The actuator can comprise an engaging part for engaging and driving the test element in a lancing motion. The actuator can further comprise a lancing actuator... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100094173 - Pressure control for catheter drain tubing: Described is, e.g., an apparatus (100), and associated methods of manufacture and use, for draining a fluid, discharged from a urinary catheter (104) installed in a subject's bladder, into a drain container (138) while avoiding undesired pressure states in such bladder. A drain conduit (102) connected to the catheter has... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100094175 - Adjustable pneumatic supporting surface: An apparatus and method are adapted for characterizing human tissue type. A plurality of inflatable bladders enable the application of kinetic energy to the human tissue. Collected data responsive to the applied kinetic energy differentiates between different tissue types and patient loading. The data can be routed via a network... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100094174 - Method for three-dimensional biomechanical data and parameter analysis and system using the same method: A 3D biochemical data and parameter analysis method and system are provided. The 3D biochemical data and parameter analysis method, including: collecting first biomechanical information of an upper body and second biomechanical information of a lower body with respect to a standard movement; and providing 3D static data or 3D... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100094176 - Eye opening detection system and method of detecting eye opening: An eye opening detection system that includes an imaging mechanism that captures an image of the face of a detected subject, an edge extraction mechanism that extracts the edge of the image captured, and an upper and lower eyelid detection mechanism that detects the upper and lower eyelids of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
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20100087698 - Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for movement disorders: Methods are disclosed for using transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat a particular muscle grouping involved in a movement disorder comprising treating a patient with a treatment course comprising a plurality of treatment regimens, each regimen comprising applying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over a position on the patient's scalp corresponding... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100087699 - 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

20100087700 - Cochlear implant sound processor for sleeping with tinnitus suppression and alarm function: An external processor device is described for an implanted audio prosthesis. A low profile device housing attaches on the head of a patient user over an implanted receiver coil. A limited functionality processor within the device housing generates an implant data signal consisting of special non-representational audio data not characteristic... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100087701 - Systems and methods for optimization of sleep and post-sleep performance: Systems and methods for optimizing the sleep and post-sleep performance of individuals regardless of their environment and time available for sleep are provided. The systems and methods take into account factors that determine the effects of a sleep episode on dexterity, cognitive functions and the subjective feeling of fatigue after... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100087702 - Composition and method to modify sperm fertility and female gender ratio in mammals: A composition and method is provided to modify sperm fertility and sex ratio of mammalian offspring. The composition includes an amount of a class of compounds of phenoxazine or phenothiazine, having the structure (see FIG. 1) and ionic derivatives thereof, wherein R1 is H, a lower alkyl group or N(R3)2,... Agent: Dr. Timothy J. Williams

20100087704 - Magnetic therapeuticall male device: The invention refers to a therapeutic device used on or in interaction with a penile organ of a human, and more particularly to a C-shaped male genital device made of durable resilient material, easy to attach and clean, which promotes an increase in the penis size when erected, enhancing the... Agent: Eugenio J. Torres

20100087703 - Sex toy: The sex toy of the present invention has a handle connected to one end of an elongated shaft and a dildo pivotally attached to a second end of the elongated shaft. The shaft includes an arcuate section proximate to the second end. The pivotal attachment of the dildo to the... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100087707 - Endcap for safely deploying tissue anchors: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for manipulating tissue, such as for closing a perforation in an internal bodily lumen. One embodiment of a medical system generally includes an endoscope, an endcap attached to the distal end of the endoscope, a plurality of needles attached to the endcap, a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100087705 - Integrated locking device with passive sealing: Endoscope assemblies, biopsy caps, and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscope assembly may include an endoscope having a channel formed therein and a port that provides access to the channel. A cap may be coupled to the port. The cap may include a base having a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100087706 - Lead access: The present invention discloses various methods and systems for positioning a guide wire between a patient's mouth and a skin site via an implant tract in a stomach. The method includes locating the desired tissue site in the stomach, such as with an endoscope or other suitable instrument. In some... Agent: Intrapace, Inc. & Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

20100087708 - Separable-type endoscope imaging system: A separable-type endoscope imaging system includes a first body portion, a flexible hollow detection tube, and a second body portion. The first body portion includes an output terminal and a wireless transmitter unit. The flexible hollow detection tube is located at one end of the first body portion and internally... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100087709 - Balloon catheter sheath: Apparatus and method for using disposable jackets or sheaths with many kinds of surgical devices, such as catheters and endoscopes. An inflatable balloon is mounted on an outside surface of the sheath. The sheath may also include radiopaque markers, a sterility strip, one or more attachment clips, adhesive attachment, an... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100087710 - Integrated locking device with fluid control: Endoscope assemblies, biopsy caps, and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscope assembly may include an endoscope having a channel formed therein and a port that provides access to the channel. A cap may be coupled to the port. The cap may include a base having a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100087711 - Repeatably flexible surgical instrument: A flexible-shaft surgical instrument is provided that can be repeatably bent to one or more desired angles on demand by a user without the use of a special bending tool. The flexible-shaft surgical instrument can be repeatably bent and re-bent into multiple positions without plastic deformation of the flexible-shaft surgical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100087712 - Endoscope: An endoscope according to the present invention has an insertion portion and characterized by comprising an electronic component housed in an end portion of the insertion portion and a Joule-Thomson cooling apparatus provided in a tube of the endoscope to cool the electronic component.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100087713 - Shapeable pad: The present invention provides a device comprising a plastically deformable or elastically deformable core component embedded within a pad, sheet or drape. In addition, the present invention further provides methods for the hands-free retraction of organs and tissues during surgical and dental procedures and for the protection of organs and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100087714 - Reducing cross-talk in a measurement system: According to embodiments, techniques for determining one or more physiological characteristics in a measurement system which may include cross-talk are disclosed. A sensor or probe may be used to generate two or more a plethysmograph or photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals from a patient. The obtained signals may include an infrared signal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100087715 - The present invention is directed to a feeding tube in particular for total parental nutrition and/or medicine dosing: The present invention is directed to a feeding tube in particular for total parental nutrition and/or medicine dosing. The feeding tube functionality is combined with internal monitoring of vital functions, such as ECG, PH, etc. The position of the electrodes is essential for measuring the optimal signal. In this invention... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100087716 - Portable microchip module for instantaneous analysis of bodily fluids: A portable microchip substrate supported in a receptacle having one end connected to a catheter inserted in the body of a patient. The other end of the receptacle is connected to a needleless syringe for drawing a bodily fluid sample (e.g. blood) through the receptacle and into contact with the... Agent: Ramses S. Nashed

20100087717 - Bio-information measuring apparatus: In an bio-information measuring apparatus 1 in which a self-emission-type sensor device 10 for optically measuring bio-information of specimen 4 is attached to an attaching member 2, the attaching member 2 is composed of elastic material, and the attaching member 2 is arranged to be brought into contact with the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100087719 - Method and apparatus for determining cerebral desaturation in patients undergoing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: A method and apparatus for determining cerebral oxygen saturation in a subject is provided. The method comprises the steps of: a) determining tissue oxygen saturation values using a NIRS type oximeter over a period of time; b) modeling a rate of change in the tissue oxygen saturation values; and c)... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100087718 - Non-interfering physiological sensor system: A system includes a light source, a photodetector in optical communication with the light source, and a processor in communication with said photodetector and configured to output a signal representing oxygen saturation independent of an interfering signal from an interfering source. The system may further include an analog-to-digital converter in... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100087720 - Extraction of physiological measurements from a photoplethysmograph (ppg) signal: The present disclosure relates to signal processing and, more particularly, to determining the value of a physiological parameter, such as the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) of a subject. In an embodiment, a first baseline for a first waveform and a second baseline for a second waveform are determined. In this... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100087721 - Method and apparatus for providing analyte sensor insertion: Devices and methods for positioning a portion of a sensor at a first predetermined location, displacing the portion of the sensor from the first predetermined location to a second predetermined location, and detecting one or signals associated with an analyte level of a patient at the second predetermined location are... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100087722 - 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

20100087724 - Membrane for use with implantable devices: The present invention provides a biointerface membrane for use with an implantable device that interferes with the formation of a barrier cell layer including; a first domain distal to the implantable device wherein the first domain supports tissue attachment and interferes with barrier cell layer formation and a second domain... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100087723 - Surface-enhanced raman nanobiosensor: The present invention relates to biosensors, in particular to surface-enhanced Raman biosensors for detection of in vivo and ex vivo analytes. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and methods for the in vivo detection of analytes such as glucose.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100087725 - Novel sheath and electrical lead: The invention describes a steerable sheath for percutaneous epicardial access. The invention also describes a novel lead to facilitate left ventricular pacing and efficient defibrillation.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100087726 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for determining a kidney function parameter: In a method to determine a kidney function parameter of kidneys of an examination person with the aid of magnetic resonance tomography, at least one magnetic resonance measurement is implemented for an examination region of the examination person that comprises a urinary bladder of the examination person, to acquire magnetic... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100087728 - Acoustic palpation using non-invasive ultrasound techniques to identify and localize tissue eliciting biological responses: Methods and systems for identifying and spatially localizing tissues having certain physiological properties or producing certain biological responses, such as the sensation of pain, in response to the application of intense focused ultrasound (acoustic probing or palpation) are provided. In some embodiments, targeted acoustic probing may be guided or visualized... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100087727 - Multi-modality imaging apparatus and method for registration of the multiple modalities: Method to register multiple different imaging modalities warming an examination subject in a common image acquisition region of all imaging modalities, simultaneous or time-offset acquisition of at least one first image data set with a first imaging modality, simultaneous or time-offset acquisition of at least one second heat image data... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100087729 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: When multiple types of imaging are performed while moving a table on which a subject to be examined is placed, an imaging efficiency is improved and a high-quality image is obtained within a short time. Therefore, within a predetermined time interval such as an identical period of a periodic living... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100087730 - Image processing apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, and image processing method: A velocity-image creating unit creates a velocity image that indicates a distribution of velocity components with respect to each of a plurality of images obtained by repeating a plurality of number of times Echo Planar Imaging (EPI) that is capable of obtaining velocity components of a Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) flowing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100087731 - Method for tracking degradation of a biodegradable stent having superparamagnetic iron oxide particles embedded therein: A tubular stent formed from a plurality of filaments, the filaments constructed out of a solid bioabsorbable polymeric material having active agent particles dispersed there through that are visible by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The active agent particles are superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles. The SPIO particles enhance the visibility... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100087733 - Biological information processing apparatus and biological information processing method: A biological information processing apparatus has a light source 102 which emits a light 101 to a living body 100; an acoustic wave detector 106 that detects an acoustic wave 105 which a light absorber 104 in the living body generates when it absorbs the light, and that converts the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100087735 - Methods and apparatuses of microbeamforming with adjustable fluid lenses: An acoustic probe (100, 300) includes an acoustic transducer (15, 444), and a plurality of variably-refracting acoustic lens elements (10, 210a, 210b, 442) coupled to the acoustic transducer. Each variably-refracting acoustic lens element has at least a pair of electrodes (150, 160) adapted to adjust at least one characteristic of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100087732 - Optical ultrasound receiver: An imaging guidewire can include one or more optical fibers communicating light along the guidewire. At or near its distal end, one or more blazed or other Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) can direct light to a photoacoustic transducer material that provides ultrasonic imaging energy. Returned ultrasound can be sensed by... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100087734 - Ultrasound system with control panel adjustable in height through contact: Disclosed herein is an ultrasound system which has a control panel adjustable in height. The ultrasound system includes the control panel, a power transmission device adjusting a height of the control panel, a contact detection unit detecting contact and generating a selection signal, and a controller controlling the power transmission... Agent: Jones Day

20100087736 - Ultrasound signal processing apparatus and method: According to an aspect of the present invention, since an attenuation factor of ultrasound inside a subject is derived from changes in the phase of an ultrasound echo in a depth direction of the subject, the attenuation factor can be determined simply and conveniently. Accordingly, a plurality of band-pass filters... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100087737 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus and method for generating ultrasound image: A bias gate part supplies a bias current to a transmission pulse generator. The transmission pulse generator receives the supply 6of the bias current, amplifies an input voltage, and supplies an output voltage obtained by the amplification to array transducer elements. In accordance with the timing of transmitting ultrasound waves... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100087738 - Systems and methods for quantifying cardiac dyssynchrony: In one embodiment, a system and method for quantifying cardiac dyssynchrony relate to capturing images of the heart over time as it beats, generating heart function profiles for discrete portions of the myocardium from the captured images, the heart function profiles each pertaining to a heart function parameter as a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100087739 - Apparatus for optical body analysis: An apparatus for optical body analysis is built with an illumination and detection head, and an optical coupler. The illumination and detection head comprises a light source for illuminating a body portion to analyze through the optical coupler and a detector for receiving light diffusely reflected by the body portion.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100087740 - Colon polyp staging methods: Systems and methods are provided for examination and removal of polyps. Using methods and systems of the present disclosure, one can determine whether a polyp is benign or cancerous in situ.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100087741 - Method for identifying malignancies in barrett's esophagus using white light endoscopy: A method is described for computing a statistically significant difference between dysplasia and Barrett's esophagus (both with and without inflammatory component) using a discriminate function with diffuse reflectance measurements performed at a minimum of four different wavelengths of 485, 513, 598, and 629 nm. The discriminate function found depends both... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100087742 - Physiological characteristic determination for a medical device user: A method for determining a physiological characteristic of a patient on which a medical device is applied is disclosed. Electric current data is obtained from the medical device. The electric current data is filtered to produce filtered data. The physiological characteristic is determined based on the filtered data.... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100087743 - Pulse contour method and apparatus for continuous assessment of a cardiovascular parameter: A cardiovascular parameter such as cardiac output is estimated from a current pressure waveform data set without needing to directly measure blood flow or arterial compliance. The general shape of an input flow waveform over one beat-to-beat cycle is assumed (or computed), and then the parameters of a flow-to-pressure model,... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100087744 - Pulse rate monitor and process for detecting an allergen: A wearable pulse rate and rhythm monitoring device that monitors a person's pulse for variables such as pulse rate, pulse rhythm, pulse amplitude and blood pressure versus time when a person is exposed to one or more potential allergens. The person will select a potential allergen, such as corn, from... Agent: John Ryznic

20100087745 - Baseline processing for a cardiac event detection system: A system for the detection of cardiac events occurring in a human patient is provided. At least two electrodes are included in the system for obtaining an electrical signal from a patient's heart. An electrical signal processor is electrically coupled to the electrodes for processing the electrical signal and a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100087746 - Method and system for analyzing body sounds: The invention provides a method and system for analyzing body sounds from one or more body organs. An array of transducers is fixed to the body surface over the organs from which body sounds are to be recorded. Analysis of the recorded sound signals includes dividing each signal into one... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100087747 - Accurate detection of sleep-disordered breathing: A method for detecting sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes acquiring a time sequence of a physiological signal from an individual, wherein the time sequence of the physiological signal includes a oscillatory pattern, computing an oscillatory interval signal using the time sequence of the physiological signal, decomposing the oscillatory interval signal into... Agent: Xin Wen

20100087748 - Device and method for sensing respiration of a living being: A description is given of a device for sensing respiration of a living being, the device including: an active transmitter configured to generate a magnetic or electromagnetic field; and a sensor arranged on the torso of the living being and configured to provide a signal which depends on the magnetic... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100087749 - Collection device for sampling exhaled airstreams: A collection device (10), such as a mask, for collecting constituents of interest present in an airstream exhaled by a subject The collection device comprises a support member (12) mountable external to the nose and/or mouth of the subject, and at least one collection region (13) mounted to the support... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100087750 - Impedance measurements: A method of determining frequencies for use in performing impedance measurements. The method includes determining estimates for parameter values representing an impedance response for at least one subject, using the estimated parameter values to determine a design and using the design to determine frequencies for use in impedance measurements.... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100087751 - Acoustic reflectometry instrument and method: An acoustic reflectometry instrument and method for ascertaining fluid presence in an ear. Drive side normalization involves normalizing the speaker to adjust its output to compensate for non-linearity over a frequency range used for acoustic reflectometry measurement of the ear. The microphone is normalized to compensate for system non-linearity. Measurement... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100087752 - Assessment of urinary system function by pattern matching: A system for monitoring urinary system operation comprises a sensor for detecting a level of one or more compounds in tissues of a subject's bladder. A processor identifies a pattern in a time variation of the level detected by the sensor. The processor generates an indicator of bladder function based... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100087754 - Integrated lancet and analyte testing apparatus: Integrated lancing and analyte measurement systems are provided which minimize the number of actions required to operate the systems, accomplished in part by combining two or more user steps into one.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100087753 - Lancing device for taking blood for medical tests: A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle arranged therein 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 a displacement movement... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100087755 - Medical/surgical tool for both identifying subcutaneous target tissue by means of emitting an interrogation signal and positioning a catheter at the target: A tool (10) for introducing a catheter or wire into subcutaneous tissue including a housing (11). A needle extends forward from the housing so as to serve as the member through which the catheter or wire is introduced. An introducer assembly (40, 240) attached to the housing allows the practitioner... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation

20100087756 - Method of characterization and differentiation of tissue: A novel method for soft tissue characterization includes obtaining a sequence of surface stress patterns as a function of an increasing compression force when a probe is pressed against the tissue over the location of the lesion of interest. A number of elasticity features are then calculated to characterize the... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20100087757 - Multi-mode pelvic exercise probe: A perineometer exercise probe for home or clinical use assesses the strength of pelvic floor muscles and provides audible, visual and tactile biofeedback signals as training aids during pelvic exercises. The exercise probe is selectively operable in a passive reaction mode, in which audible, visual and tactile biofeedback signals proportional... Agent: Scott T. Griggs

  
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20100081857 - System, method, computer-readable medium, and use for planning combined therapy: A system and method for planning a necrosis-inducing therapy and subsequent administration of a necrosis-targeting agent are described. The system takes into account the effect of necrosis-induction therapy as a basis for the biodistribution estimate of the necrosis-targeting agent. This interaction between the different calculation steps is essential for an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100081858 - Magnetic therapy device: According to an example embodiment, a magnetic therapy device may include a housing, a disk, a tachometer, a microprocessor, a driver integrated circuit, and a plurality of coils. The disk may include a plurality of magnets thereon, the disk being mounted inside the housing and configured to rotate within the... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20100081859 - Infant care apparatus: In an infant care apparatus according to this invention, the inner surface of an upper reflecting plate portion of a reflector forms a reflecting surface extending substantially parallel to the axial direction of a rod-like heat generator. A first angle at which a rear end of the reflecting surface as... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100081860 - 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

20100081861 - 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

20100081862 - Composition and method to modify sperm function and increase male gender ratio in mammals: A composition and method is provided for modifying sperm fertility in mammals for the purpose of biasing the gender in favor of male offspring. The composition includes an amount of a class of compounds of phenoxazine or phenothiazine, having the structure (FIG. 1) and ionic derivatives thereof, wherein R1 is... Agent: Dr. Timothy J. Williams

20100081867 - Medical device delivery system having integrated introducer: An apparatus for delivering a medical device onto a heart includes a housing within which is releasably disposed the medical device. The housing in one embodiment comprises inner and outer deflectors between which is delivered the medical device. Both deflectors are self-expanding. A deflector compression sheath is slidable longitudinally over... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100081863 - Methods and devices for performing gastrectomies and gastroplasties: Methods and devices are provided for performing gastrectomies and gastroplasties. In one embodiment, a method includes gaining access to a stomach of a patient through an opening formed in the patient's abdominal wall and an opening formed in the patient's vaginal wall. Tissue attached to the stomach can be tensioned... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081864 - Methods and devices for performing gastrectomies and gastroplasties: Methods and devices are provided for performing gastrectomies and gastroplasties. In one embodiment, a method includes gaining access to a stomach of a patient through an opening formed in the patient's abdominal wall and an opening formed in the patient's vaginal wall. Tissue attached to the stomach can be tensioned... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081866 - Pelvic floor mesh and incontinence sling: A support device includes a support member and a frame member. The support member has a body portion and an elongated arm extending from the body portion. The elongated arm has a width smaller than a width of the body portion of the support member. The body portion is configured... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100081868 - Shape memory devices and methods for reshaping heart anatomy: Systems, methods and devices are provided for treating heart failure patients suffering from various levels of heart dilation. Such heart dilation is treated by reshaping the heart anatomy with the use of shape memory elements. Such reshaping changes the geometry of portions of the heart, particularly the right or left... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100081865 - Surgical method and mesh: A surgical mesh, having a mesh material having a first leaf, a second leaf, and a third leaf. The first leaf having first leaf targets disposed thereon, the second leaf having second leaf targets disposed thereon, the third leaf having third leaf targets disposed thereon. The leafs may also have... Agent: Robert J. Sayfie, P.C.

20100081869 - Ventricular restoration patch: A ventricular patch to restore the ventricular architecture of the heart includes a sheet of biocompatible material having a generally oval configuration, and a continuous ring fixed to the sheet. The ring has a generally oval configuration similar to the generally oval configuration of the sheet of biocompatible material. The... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100081870 - Apparatus for training the male abdominal muscles: v

20100081871 - Surgical access device with flexible seal channel: A surgical access device is provided that includes a housing having at least one access port therein for receiving a surgical instrument therethrough, and at least one elongate flexible instrument channel extending from the housing and having a lumen extending therethrough and in fluid communication with the at least one... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081872 - Treatment instrument for endoscope: A treatment instrument for an endoscope includes: an operation portion; a cylindrical sheath that is connected to the operation portion and that also comprises an insertion portion; an axial electrode that is protruded from and retracted into a distal end opening portion of the sheath by an operation of the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100081874 - Medical treatment endoscope: Provided is a medical treatment endoscope including: an endoscope main body which includes an elongated insertion portion having a lumen and an image capturing mechanism disposed in a distal end of the insertion portion; an arm which is able to be inserted into or extracted from the lumen and has... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100081873 - Systems and methods for optical viewing and therapeutic intervention in blood vessels: An angioscope comprises a tubular sheath and a central member. The central member carries a lateral reflector for receiving images circumscribing the central member. The tubular sheath includes a light source for axially illuminating a vascular region as it is being optically imaged using the lateral reflector of the central... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100081875 - Surgical device for minimal access surgery: The present invention is directed to devices and methods for performing minimal access surgery; in various embodiments, to a surgical device comprising an insertable instrument attached to a trocar, as well as methods of performing a surgical procedure comprising inserting in insertable instrument/trocar combination into the body of a patient... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

20100081876 - Magnetic scope manipulator: Devices and methods are provided for manipulating scoping devices, surgical tools, and/or tissue. An exemplary system for manipulating a scoping device can include a scoping device having a working channel, a tether extending through the working channel, and an internal coupling member attached to the tether and positioned adjacent to... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081877 - Overtube with expandable tip: An endoscopic overtube with articulating fingers extending from the distal end. The articulating fingers form an opening that may be expanded by a balloon. When positioned in a puncture site in a tissue wall, the articulating fingers dilate and enlarge the puncture site to allow for the body of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100081878 - Integrated locking device with active sealing: Endoscope assemblies, biopsy caps, and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscope assembly may include an endoscope having a channel formed therein and a port that provides access to the channel. A cap may be coupled to the port. The cap may include a base and an... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100081879 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system: d

20100081880 - Surgical access device: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081882 - Multiple port surgical access device: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081881 - Surgical access device with protective element: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081883 - Methods and devices for performing gastroplasties using a multiple port access device: Methods and devices are provided for performing gastroplasties. In one embodiment, a method of performing a gastroplasty includes gaining access to a stomach of a patient through an opening formed in the patient's abdominal wall. A multiple port access device having two or more sealing ports through which surgical instruments... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081884 - Working channel for minimally invasive spine surgery: A working channel for separating paraspinal muscles and minimizing muscle trauma during spinal surgery includes a flared upper section having a distal end, a proximal end and an interior lumen traversing through the flared upper section. The proximal end of the flared upper section having a larger cross-sectional area than... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100081885 - Tissue retractor system: A tissue retractor system includes first and second arms extending from a support assembly, and third and fourth arms extending from a support mechanism. Each arm includes a proximal span, a distal span, and a blade support between the proximal span and distal span. The retractor system features retractor units... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100081886 - Surgical manipulator system: Movement of an instrument to a target treatment site can be performed easily and quickly, so that the burden imposed on an operator can be reduced. A surgical manipulator system including a stabilizer manipulator having a stabilizer, at the tip, holding an operative site of a patient; one or more... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100081887 - Color temperature correction: A surgical lighting system includes a control device operable to adjust a color temperature of the surgical lamp, a camera, an image processing device, and means for transmitting color temperature information, corresponding to a set color temperature of the surgical lamp, to the image processing device.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100081888 - System and method for monitoring the health of a subject system: A health monitoring system includes a first monitoring unit configured to monitor health status indicators of a subject system; and a second monitoring unit configured to monitor the health status indicators of the subject system upon receiving a transfer signal.... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100081889 - Systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating individual performance: Systems, devices and methods for monitoring and evaluating cognitive effectiveness are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a system of r monitoring cognitive effectiveness can include a central network communicatively couple with a local computing device, which can in turn be communicatively coupled with a portable monitoring device. The portable monitoring... Agent: Virtual Law Partners LLP

20100081893 - Acoustic palpation using non-invasive ultrasound techniques to identify and localize tissue eliciting biological responses and target treatments: Methods and systems for identifying and spatially localizing tissues having certain physiological properties or producing certain biological responses, such as the sensation of pain, in response to the application of intense focused ultrasound (acoustic probing or palpation) are provided. In some embodiments, targeted acoustic probing may be guided or visualized... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100081891 - System and method for displaying detailed information for a data point: The present disclosure may describe a system and method for displaying detailed information about a patient at a time selectable from a trend line of historic data. For example, the patient's SpO2, pulse rate, status, and so forth may be recorded over time. One or more trend lines of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081890 - System and method for enabling a research mode on physiological monitors: The present disclosure may provide a system and method for analyzing data acquired using a physiological monitor. In one embodiment, the analysis is performed on the physiological monitor and results in the analysis of data collected by the physiological monitor over an interval of time. The analysis may include comparing... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081892 - Systems and methods for combined pulse oximetry and blood pressure measurement: The present disclosure relates to pulse oximetry measurements and, more particularly, relates to a combined sensor that includes a pulse oximetry (SpO2) sensor component and a continuous non-invasive blood pressure (CNIBP) sensor component. The combined sensor can be positioned such that the SpO2 sensor component is located over tissues where... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081894 - Communication system with partial power source: The system of the present invention includes a conductive element, an electronic component, and a partial power source in the form of dissimilar materials. Upon contact with a conducting fluid, a voltage potential is created and the power source is completed, which activates the system. The electronic component controls the... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100081896 - Gastric insertion confirmation device and method of use: A confirmation device. The device includes a housing having a central passageway and a secondary passageway extending from the central passageway. The device also has a negative pressure member in communication with the secondary passageway and an indicator mechanism in fluid communication with the secondary passageway for visually indicating the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100081895 - Wireless medical telemetry system and methods using radio frequency energized biosensors: A system is provided that furnishes physiological or biomechanical parameters from sensors placed upon or within a subject. The system comprises radio frequency energized biosensor (RFEB) devices that are powered by and communicate with an external receiver and monitoring apparatus. One embodiment of the system provides for infant monitoring in... Agent: Surgisense Corporation

20100081897 - Transmission mode photon density wave system and method: Present embodiments are directed to a monitor system, such as a pulse oximetry system. The system may include a detection feature, an emission feature capable of emitting light into tissue and arranged relative to the detection feature such that the detection feature is capable of detecting the light from the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081898 - Detecting a probe-off event in a measurement system: According to embodiments, techniques for detecting probe-off events are disclosed. A sensor or probe may be used to obtain a plethysmograph or photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal from a subject. A wavelet transform of the signal may be performed and a scalogram may be generated based at least in part on the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081900 - Medical sensor: The present disclosure generally relates to a medical sensor configured to attach to a patient's finger. According to embodiments, a sensor body is attached to a ring such that the sensor body is limited to contact with the patient's finger. The ring may have a fixed diameter or be adjustable.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081901 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: According to embodiments, sensors and systems for medical spectroscopy may include adaptive optical components, such as digital light processing components. Adaptive light emitting elements may allow such sensors to alter the intensity profile of emitted light photons to change the distribution of photons through the tissue or to scan areas... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081902 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: According to embodiments, a medical sensor may be configured for use on mucosal tissue. Such a sensor may include a portion that facilitate the application of the sensor to the tissue and a portion that includes the optical components of the sensor. The two portions of the sensor may be... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081899 - System and method for photon density wave pulse oximetry and pulse hemometry: Present embodiments are directed to a system and method capable of modulating light at a modulation frequency, wherein the modulation frequency is somewhere above about 50 MHz and below about 3 GHz, to generate photon density waves in a medium, detecting relative amplitude changes and phase shifts in the photon... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081903 - Functional near-infrared spectroscopy as a monitor for depth of anesthesia: The effect of artifacts (e.g., strong surgery room lighting, patient-table tilting, patient intubation/extubation) on the fNIR signal may be removed using a noise removal algorithm. In selecting the noise removal algorithm, a switching technique may be used to select the component analysis algorithm, such as a principal component analysis (PCA),... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100081904 - Device and method for securing a medical sensor to an infant's head: The present disclosure generally relates to a device and method for securing a sensor to a wearer's head. According to embodiments, a headcovering, such as a stocking cap, includes an integral headband. The headband may have a generally inelastic segment capable of being placed about the wearer's head and a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081908 - Analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100081906 - Analyte sensor sensitivity attenuation mitigation: Method and apparatus for receiving a first signal from a first working electrode of a glucose sensor positioned at a first predetermined position under the skin layer, receiving a second signal from a second working electrode of the glucose sensor positioned at a second predetermined position under the skin layer,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100081905 - Analyte sensors comprising leveling agents: Generally, embodiments of the invention relate to analyte determining methods and devices (e.g., electrochemical analyte monitoring systems) that have improved uniformity of distribution of one or more components of the sensor by inclusion of a low surface tension polymer leveling agent, where the components are disposed proximate to a working... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100081907 - 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

20100081911 - Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for performing a discrete glucose testing and bolus dosage determination including a glucose meter with bolus calculation function are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100081910 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100081909 - Optimizing analyte sensor calibration: Method and apparatus for optimizing analyte sensor calibration including receiving a current blood glucose measurement, retrieving a time information for an upcoming scheduled calibration event for calibrating an analyte sensor, determining temporal proximity between the current blood glucose measurement and the retrieved time information for the upcoming calibration event, initiating... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100081912 - Ultrasound-optical doppler hemometer and technique for using the same: According to embodiments, a sensor assembly and/or systems for ultrasound-optical measurements may provide information related to hemodynamic parameters. An ultrasound beam may be used to generate a Doppler field for optical elements of a sensor assembly. By combining information received from ultrasound and optical elements of the sensor assembly, more... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081913 - Handheld, repositionable ecg detector: An ECG monitoring device comprises an integral handheld device including a ECG electronic module and an electrode patch having a plurality of electrodes which contact a subject by conductive hydrogel. A release liner covers and protects the hydrogel prior to use and is removed to expose the hydrogel. A second... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100081915 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081916 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081914 - Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base: A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100081917 - System for multi-dimensional anatomical functional imaging: A cardiac functional analysis system reconstructs a 3D anatomical image volume using image frames acquired at predetermined cardiac phases over multiple cardiac cycles in response to a trigger derived from hemodynamic signals. A medical imaging system generates 3D anatomical imaging volume datasets from acquired 2D anatomical images. The system includes... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100081918 - Magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus and magnetic resonance diagnostic method: A magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus includes a derivation unit to derive an apparent diffusion coefficient regarding a pixel position for each pixel position included in a region of interest in at least two original images obtained by imaging a same imaging region of a same subject using at least two... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100081919 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC

20100081920 - Em tracking systems for use with ultrasound and other imaging modalities: An EMT system for use in ultrasound and other imaging modality guided medical procedures. The system includes a tool set of various components to which EM sensors can be releasably secured. Thus, the sensors can be reused, notwithstanding the disposal of other components of the tool set. Various components of... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100081921 - Method for updating a status of a medically usable object: The present application relates to a medical data method for updating a status of at least one object which relates to a medical applicability of the at least one object, including the following steps: preparing object data which describes location data and the status of the at least one object;... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100081922 - Diffuse optical tomography: A diffuse optical tomography device comprises a light source for irradiating a mammalian body part, a holding device configured for holding the body part, a measuring device configured for measuring the light level in the holding device and the ambient light level and a controlling device configured for controlling the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100081923 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081924 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081925 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081926 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081927 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC

20100081928 - Histological facilitation systems and methods: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for generating or otherwise handling images or other data indicating (a) an extraction of chemically treated tissue frozen in vivo, (b) a treatment of a tissue sample in a chamber extended into tissue of an organism, and/or (c) cells to which an optical... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081931 - Image segmentation: A method for segmenting an image comprising: determining an initial estimation of a boundary between at least two components in a region of an image to be segmented; providing image data from the region of the image to be segmented, the image data representing gray level values of a plurality... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100081929 - Position tracking method, position tracking device, and ultrasonograph: The location tracking method of the present invention is a method for tracking the motion of a measuring point on an object by repeatedly irradiating the object with waves and analyzing received signals that are based on the waves reflected from the object, and includes the steps of: (A) irradiating... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100081930 - Systems and methods for the display of ultrasound images: A method of real time sonographing that includes concurrently displaying a real time ultrasound image and a patient record in a sonographer's paracentral vision. An ultrasound device including a display adapted to concurrently project a real time ultrasound image and a patient record. A method that includes displaying a non-real... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

20100081932 - Ultrasound volume data processing: Embodiments for processing volume data in an ultrasound diagnostic system are disclosed. A volume data processing device comprises a volume data acquisition unit. The volume data acquisition acquires volume data having a plurality of frames from a periodically moving target object. Each of the frames includes a plurality of pixels.... Agent: Jones Day

20100081933 - Treating weakened vessel wall such as vulnerable plaque or aneurysms: Described is a method of stabilizing blood vessel wall abnormality. The method includes ultrasonically heating at least a portion of the blood vessel wall having the abnormality; monitoring a parameter related to a property of at least a portion of the heated portion of the blood vessel wall; and stopping... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100081934 - Treatment of vascular occlusions using ultrasonic energy and microbubbles: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of treating a vascular occlusion located at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises positioning an ultrasound catheter at the treatment site. The method further comprises delivering a microbubble therapeutic compound from the ultrasound catheter to the vascular occlusion during... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100081935 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus:

20100081936 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and ultrasonic transmission/reception method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe including a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, a transmission driving signal generating unit which generates transmission driving signals for forming a plurality of transmitting beams in one ultrasonic transmission and supplies the transmission driving signals to the respective ultrasonic transducers, a calculation unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100081937 - System and method for processing a real-time ultrasound signal within a time window: One embodiment is a method for real-time window processing and window definition that includes measuring a defining signal and an instantaneous tissue state signal, dynamically determining a time window from the defining signal, and processing instantaneous tissue state signal captured in the time window. Another embodiment is a system for... Agent: Schox PLC

20100081938 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a display device for displaying an ultrasonic image of a subject has been given a contrast medium, a setting device for setting a region of interest in an ultrasonic image displayed in the display device, and a computing device for computing a time intensity curve... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100081939 - Technique of mapping sentinel lymph nodes using organic blue dyes combined with fluorescence imaging: This invention pertains to a combined technique using an organic blue dye and fluorescence imaging to map sentinel lymph nodes. The near-infrared fluorescence emitted by the blue dye is displayed by a fluorescent imaging system after being irradiated by an excitation light whose wavelength is no less than 570 nm.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100081940 - Laser self-mixing sensors for biological sensing: According to embodiments, systems, devices, and methods for biological sensing with laser self-mixing sensors are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more self-mixed laser Doppler signals may be used to detect blood flow velocity or blood vessel wall velocity. In one embodiment, a blood vessel wall compliance may be derived... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081941 - Cardiovascular health station methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for improving measurements of cardiovascular health status in a given individual are provided. The comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular health includes at least two components: risk factor assessment based on epidemiologic studies and functional status of the individual. Structural studies of the individual can also be included in... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20100081942 - Method, arrangement and apparatus for monitoring fluid balance status of a subject: A method and apparatus for monitoring fluid balance status of a subject are disclosed. A hemoglobin measure indicative of hemoglobin concentration in the blood of a subject and at least one physiological parameter responsive to blood volume changes in the subject are determined and concurrent behavior of the hemoglobin measure... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100081943 - Detecting sleep events using localized blood pressure changes: Techniques for detecting sleep events are disclosed. In some embodiments, a continuous non-invasive blood pressure (“CNIBP”) monitoring system may be used to obtain blood pressure values from a subject during a sleep study. Changes in the blood pressure over time may be determined and analyzed in order to identify a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081946 - Method and apparatus for non-invasive cuff-less blood pressure estimation using pulse arrival time and heart rate with adaptive calibration: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for estimating a blood pressure using both a pulse arrival time (PAT) and an instantaneous heart rate (HR). The PAT can be measured as the delay between QRS peaks in an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and corresponding points in a photoplethysmogram... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100081945 - Systems and methods for maintaining blood pressure monitor calibration: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for maintaining the calibration of non-invasive blood pressure monitoring devices. Phase components of pulse signals detected by the blood pressure monitoring device are compared to stored baseline phase component values. If the difference exceeds a threshold, the blood pressure monitoring device is recalibrated.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081944 - Systems and methods for recalibrating a non-invasive blood pressure monitor: Techniques for non-invasive blood pressure monitoring are disclosed. Data corresponding to a patient may be received from a hospital information system. The data may include, for example, drug administration data, medical procedure data, medical equipment data, or a combination thereof. Whether a blood pressure monitoring system needs to be recalibrated... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081947 - Apparatus and method for measuring pulse waves: Pulse waves of a subject are detected in time sequence. Amplitude of the pulse waves is detected, and an interval between two pulse waves adjacent along a time axis is detected. A first change ratio of the interval along the time axis, and a second change ratio of the amplitude... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100081948 - Method and apparatus for localizing myocardial infarction during catheterization: A catheter with a tissue property sensor provides for localization of myocardial infarction (MI) by utilizing one or more differences between properties of infarcted myocardial tissue and properties of normal myocardial tissue. The tissue property sensor is to be placed on endocardial wall or epicardial wall during catheterization to sense... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100081949 - Ecg lead-off detection using phase shift of recovered transthoracic impedance respiration signal: A lead-off detector is disclosed for detection of a change of connection state of one or more of the electrical leads which are used to connect a physiological monitoring device, such as an Electrocardiogram (“ECG”) monitoring device, with the subject, e.g. patient, being monitored. The disclosed lead-off detector detects such... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100081950 - Ecg system and method: The present invention relates to an ECG system, comprising an ECG apparatus (2) and a plurality of electrodes (V1-V6, LA, RA, RL, LL). Each of the electrodes is provided with a light source. Both the electrodes and the light sources are electrically connected to the ECG apparatus (2). The ECG... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20100081952 - Detecting ischemia using an implantable cardiac device based on morphology of cardiac pressure signal: Methods and systems are presented for using an ICD to detect myocardial ischemia. One such method includes sensing via an implantable cardiac-rhythm-management device (ICRMD) a signal indicative of cardiac pressure; determining via a processor associated with the ICRMD, a derivative signal that is a first derivative of the sensed signal;... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100081951 - Device for identifying the likelihood of a patient suffering a myocardial infarction: A device (1) for identifying the likelihood of a patient suffering a myocardial infarction comprises a heart rate monitor (16) operative to generate an output indicative of the current heart rate of the patient, and memory means for storing heart rate data indicative of a heart rate of the patient... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100081953 - System and method for inferring disease similarity by shape matching of ecg time series: A method for inferring disease similarity by similarity retrieval of electrocardiogram time-series, comprising: acquiring user ECG waveforms correspondingly depicting many cardiac cycles of the heart of many users stored in a database; pre-processing each of the user ECG waveforms through pre-processing steps to isolate sets of single cardiac cycles corresponding... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division

20100081954 - Method, device, and system to control ph in pulmonary tissue of a subject: Methods, systems, and devices are provided which include receiving data or providing data, wherein the data regards a physical condition affecting one or more subjects. The data can inform administration of a pharmaceutical composition in response to the physical condition, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is configured to contact pulmonary tissue... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081956 - Method, composition, and system to control ph in pulmonary tissue of a subject: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and systems are provided which include a method for treating a pulmonary viral infectious disease in a subject. The method includes administering a pharmaceutical composition including at least one agent to a pulmonary tissue of the subject, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is administered as two or more... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081957 - Method, device, and system to control ph in pulmonary tissue of a subject: Methods, systems, and devices are provided which include receiving data or providing data, wherein the data regards a physical condition affecting one or more subjects. The data can inform administration of a pharmaceutical composition in response to the physical condition, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is configured to contact pulmonary tissue... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100081955 - Sampling circuit for measuring analytes: This disclosure describes an apparatus and method for measuring analytes in exhaled air. The device contains an inlet through which exhaled air is received. A tube, having a number of different paths running throughout the device, is coupled to the inlet which enables the exhaled air to be re-circulated through... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081959 - Diagnostic apparatus: Diagnostic apparatus featuring biological feedback for diagnosing a patient (4), comprising: a data processing unit (1) which actuates a stimulus generating device (2, 3) so as to emit at least one predefined series of stimuli and by means of which the patient (4) can be exposed in a controlled manner... Agent: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP

20100081958 - Pulse-based feature extraction for neural recordings: A neural recording system (100) and method (400) for neural encoding is provided. The system can include an ultra-low power neural encoder (120) for compressing spikes within a neural signal (110) to produce a pulse train (130) and wirelessly transmitting the pulse train to a spike sorter (140). Features of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100081960 - Bioimpedance system and sensor and technique for using the same: A sensor assembly and/or systems for bioimpedance measurements may provide information related to the lean body water of the patient's tissue. The information related to the patient's lean body water may be determined by spectroscopic methods for determining water fraction. The patient's fat-free hydration levels may be incorporated into determinations... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100081961 - Method for evaluating the health status, gender, energy content and body composition of living and dead fish, and time of death of dead fish to better describe, evaluate and manage like fish populations using bioelectrical impedance analysis: A method and an apparatus are described for testing the health status, gender, and body composition of living fish as well as time of death for dead fish. The apparatus consists of two series of needles that are mounted to a measuring device that is capable of simultaneously measuring the... Agent: Marlin Keith Cox

20100081962 - Visceral fat measurement device: A visceral fat measurement device includes a first electrode pair and a second electrode pair to be arranged in a body axis direction at a back surface of an abdomen of a subject; a current generation unit for flowing current between electrodes of the first electrode pair; a potential difference... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100081963 - Improved sensors and sensing for monitoring neuromuscular blockade: Improved sensors and sensing methods for detection of Neuromuscular Blockade (NMB), for example to improve monitoring generally, as well as facilitate automated NMB drug administration. The methods, systems, devices, etc., herein can increase the quantity and quality of data available. The methods, etc., include translation between commonly available sensing types,... Agent: Terence Gilhuly

20100081964 - Real-time pathology: A system for detecting abnormal tissue in a patient including an introducer cannula having a proximal opening and a distal opening. The system further includes a surgical instrument configured for selective insertion through the cannula. The surgical instrument further includes a tissue cutting opening positioned relative to the distal end... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100081965 - Needle biopsy device: A device for needle biopsy is provided. The device includes a handle member having proximal and distal portions. A proximal handle member is disposed to the proximal portion of the handle member and a distal handle member is disposed to the distal portion of the handle member. A sheath lumen... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20100081966 - Umbilical cord cell harvesting: An apparatus and method are provided for harvesting biological material from an umbilical cord. A drain functions to drain the material from the umbilical cord. The apparatus includes a seal member for sealing an open end of an umbilical cord with the drain. A support is provided to support the... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100081967 - Integrated-testing system: An integrated-testing system includes a meter, a lancing device and a storage case. The meter includes a housing, a display and a processor. The storage case holds the meter and the lancing device in a relatively fixed position to each other. The meter and the lancing device are maintained in... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100081968 - Test strip with integrated lancet: The present disclosure provides methods and systems to collect blood from a patient using a lancet integrated with a test strip. The present disclosure provides integrated test strips having an integrated lancet, as well as meters for actuating the lancet integrated within a test strip. The analyte test strip comprises... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100081969 - Tendon tension sensor: A tendon tension sensor that has particular application for measuring tension on a tendon employed in a robotic arm. The tension sensor includes an elastic element having a curved channel through which the tendon is threaded. The elastic element also includes a center portion on which strain gauges are mounted... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

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