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Surgery May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100130807 - Expandable brachytherapy device: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100130808 - Vehicle-use crew heating device: To improve various symptoms of crews to offer a more comfortable vehicle interior space. A vehicle-use crew heating device (10) comprises a vehicle-use seat (12) dividedly provided with a plurality of seat heaters (36, 38, 40, 42) according to the plurality of symptoms (for example, excessive sensitivity to cold, stiff... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100130809 - Blood pump system: A blood pump system and methods for the use and operation of such a blood system is described, wherein the blood pump system includes an implantable pump and an implantable flow measurement device. A processing device receives indications of a number of pump parameters such as pump voltage, pump current... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100130810 - Implantable device for the intermittent occlusion of blood vessel: An implantable device for the intermittent occlusion of a blood vessel (2), in particular a vein draining the organ system, comprising an occlusion means (3) which is activatable for intermittent occlusion and positionable in the blood vessel (2), at least one sensor (5) for the continuous or periodical detection of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100130811 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to measuring at least one effect of a memory-dampening agent and an artificial sensory experience on an individual and modifying at least one of the memory-dampening agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100130812 - Light modulation device and system: Light modulation devices are provided. At least one Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) is used to create an oscillating signal used to drive an intensity parameter, a color parameter or both in a light modulator. The oscillating signal may be mixed with a base signal. The modulated signal driving either of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100130813 - Method and apparatus for attaining lucid dream state: The invention discloses an apparatus that facilitates attaining of lucid dreaming state.... Agent: Dmitri Dozortsev

20100130815 - Intraurethral and extraurethral apparatus: A method is provided, including distally advancing an implant through a urethra of a patient until the implant emerges in a bladder of the patient, and facilitating expanding of a pre-operative perimeter of a portion of the urethra to a post-operative perimeter of the portion of the urethra that is... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100130814 - Suburethral hammock: The invention concerns an implantable prosthesis (1) for the treatment of incontinence, comprising a retaining means (2) having a support element (3) designed to be placed under the urethra (U) and to prevent any uncontrolled intraurethral flow, said prosthesis being characterized in that it comprises an atraumatic suspension means (4)... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100130816 - Expandable external penile support device (eepsd) with attachments and method of manufacturing: The present invention relates to an expandable external penile support device (EEPSD) for use on a penis during sexual intercourse. The EEPSD includes a first support ring proximate a base of the penis, a latch pivotably coupled to the support ring, and a support member extending from the latch and... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100130817 - Tissue manipulation devices: Devices are provided for manipulating tissue during a surgical procedure. In certain embodiments, an end effector is operably coupled to the end of an elongate shaft. The end effector has at least one tissue support linkage movably coupled thereto such that upon application of a first actuation force thereto, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100130818 - Capsule-type endoscope capable of controlling frame rate of image: A capsule-type endoscope is disclosed. Information related to position and movement of the capsule-type endoscope inserted into a body are checked and a frame rate is controlled according to a digestive organ in which the capsule-type endoscope is located based upon the information, so as to capture every digestive organ... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100130819 - Endoscope apparatus and its control method: An imaging mode is automatically switched based on the kind of a subject. The spatial frequency of an endoscopic image obtained by imaging the subject is detected. Further, judgment is made, based on the distribution of the spatial frequency, as to whether the endoscopic image was obtained by performing close-up... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100130820 - Receiving device: A receiving device includes a receiving unit that receives, via a receiving antenna, an image signal including an in-vivo image of a subject that is captured by an in-vivo-image acquiring device introduced into the subject; a transmitting unit that wirelessly transmits the image signal to a real-time display device that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100130821 - Endoscopic overtube: An endoscopic guide for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. The device is a semi-flexible over-tube extending from the incisors through stomach and into the peritoneum. The over-tube has an inflatable balloon at its midpoint to occlude the esophageal lumen and prevent potential reflux of gastric content into the esophagus. The... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100130822 - Capsule-type medical device and method of monitoring esophagus inside and stomach inside, method of monitoring stomach inside and method of washing stomach using the same: The specific gravity of a capsule-type endoscope according to the invention is set to be lower than that of liquid in an organ, so that the capsule-type endoscope is floated on a liquid surface of the liquid. A center of gravity of the capsule-type endoscope is set to a position... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100130823 - Endoscope: An endoscope has a bendable portion configured to be operated to be bent within one plane which is parallel to an axial direction of an endoscope insertion part 13 on a distal end side of the endoscope insertion part 13. An outer peripheral surface of the bendable portion is covered... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100130824 - Laparoscopic instrument and trocar systems for trans-umbilical laparoscopic surgery: Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally C-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument-trocar units are placed through the umbilicus. In order to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130826 - Laparoscopic instrument and trocar systems for trans-umbilical laparoscopic surgery: Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally C-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument-trocar units are placed through the umbilicus. In order to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130825 - Laparoscopic instrument and trocar systems for transumbilical laparoscopic surgery: Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally C-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument-trocar units are placed through the umbilicus. In order to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130827 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction 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.

20100130828 - Surgical retractor fixing device: The invention relates to a surgical retractor fixing device, comprising: (a) a clamp body (16) arranged for removably fixing the surgical retractor fixing device (10) to a frameset (93) that extends along a frameset longitudinal axis (L) and that is arranged to be mounted to an operating table, (b) a... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100130830 - Foot examination and measurement system and method of the same: The present invention relates to a foot examination and measurement system and method of the same. A scanning device, a storage device, a computing device, and an interface device are provided to examine and measure a user's foot to get various information about the user's foot, such as foot pressure... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100130829 - Materials and methods for detecting early cell migration events: Aspects relate to the field of label-free biosensors, including optical biosensors and electric biosensors, for studying cellular behaviour particularly early events in cell migration, under a concentration gradient of stimulus. Various embodiments include devices and methods that enable the generation of a concentration gradient of stimulus for cells contacting with... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100130832 - Methods for the compensation of imaging technique in the processing of radiographic images: The present invention relates to methods and devices for analyzing x-ray images. In particular, devices, methods and algorithms are provided that allow for the accurate and reliable evaluation of bone structure and macro-anatomical parameters from x-ray images.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100130833 - System and method for control of a subject's circadian cycle: Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for controllably adjusting the circadian pacemaker cycle of a subject using light (or other stimulus) through application of model-based predictive control techniques. This approach allows the use of closed-loop feedback to compensate for modeling errors, unknown initial conditions and disturbances. It also... Agent: Cardinal Law Group, LLC

20100130831 - Weight scale: A weight scale includes weight measurement means, storage means for storing a weight measurement value along with a measurement day and time, determination means for determining whether a fluctuation range of the weight measurement value in the same day is within a predetermined reference range, and display means for displaying... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100130836 - Image processing systems: Image processing systems are described which utilize various methods and processing algorithms for enhancing or facilitating visual detection and/or sensing modalities for images captured in vivo by an intravascular visualization and treatment catheter. Such assemblies are configured to deliver energy, such as RF ablation, to an underlying target tissue for... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100130834 - Measurement of responsiveness of a subject: A method and apparatus for measuring the responsiveness of a subject are disclosed. Based on physiological signal data obtained from a subject, two indices of responsiveness are determined for the subject. The first index is indicative of the responsiveness of the subject to unintentional background stimulation affecting the subject, while... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100130835 - Methods for screening and treating patients with compromised cardiopulmonary function: Methods are described for screening patients suffering from compromised cardiopulmonary function to determine if they will benefit from arteriovenous fistula therapy. Performance of an exercise regimen by the patients both in the presence and absence of supplemental oxygen is measured. Those patients whose performance improves in the presence of supplemental... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100130837 - Modular ingestible capsule: A modular ingestible capsule (15) comprising a capsule body (16) having an outer shell (21), a power supply (22), a transmitter (23) connected with the power supply, an antenna (24) connected with the transmitter, an activator (25) configured to activate the power supply, and an electrical coupling element (26) connected... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100130838 - Infrared temperature measurement of strip: Provided are systems and methods that permit the direct assessment of temperature on an electrochemical test strip, including at the reaction site of the strip, through the inclusion of an infrared sensor within the biosensing instrument. Analyte measurement systems are provided in which an infrared sensor is used to assess... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100130839 - Implantable devices and method for determining a concentration of a substance and/or molecule in blood or tissue of a patient: In a medical lead having a sensor, an implantable device connectable to such a medical lead and a method for determining the concentration of a substance and/or molecule in blood or tissue of a patient, in particular for determining the concentration of substances and or molecules such as oxygen, carbon... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100130841 - Noninvasive living body measurement apparatus and noninvasive living body measurement method: An easily wearable noninvasive living body measurement apparatus is provided. The noninvasive living body measurement apparatus (1) is composed of an apparatus body (3) and a wristband (40). The apparatus body (3) is composed of a body section (31) and a body section retention member (4). The body section (31)... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100130840 - Optical sensor path selection: A device includes a sensor for measuring a parameter for tissue. The sensor includes a plurality of optical elements including a plurality of detectors and at least one emitter. Separation distances between the various optical elements are selected based on a depth corresponding to a region of interest in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100130842 - Device and method for transcutaneous determination of blood gases: The device for the transcutaneous determination of blood gases including a transcutaneous sensor for the measurement of at least one of the parameters of skin carbon dioxide partial pressure (PsCO2) and skin oxygen partial pressure (PsO2) includes at least one sensor for the measurement of the tissue blood flow (F)... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100130843 - Wireless device for confirmatory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis through analysis of sweat chloride: Wireless equipment for confirmatory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis through sweat testing, includes a module of analyzer/transmitter, with a box, built-in microprocessor for sweat induction analysis through chloride measurement device, radio antenna with a transmitter, battery, switch, and sensor card wiring connector with a single-use. The card has two iontophoresis electrodes,... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100130844 - Thin-film micro electrode array and method: A thin-film microelectrode array tailored for long-term, minimally invasive cortical recording or stimulation and method are provided. The microelectrode array includes a flexible element that is movable between a first contracted configuration and a second expanded configuration. An array of contacts is provided on the flexible element. The contacts are... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100130845 - Portable electrocardiogram: An apparatus for measuring cardiac electric activity of a patient includes a tubular structure embodied in a lightweight, gently u-shaped form factor. The tubular structure includes: a center portion, a left handle in an upright end of the tubular structure, a right handle in a contralateral upright end; a connector... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20100130846 - Sensor system, garment and heart rate monitor: The invention relates to a sensor system, a garment and a heart rate monitor. The sensor system comprises at least one flexible film structure comprising: a first insulation layer and at least one electric conductor layer formed on top of the first insulation layer and comprising an electrode area, which... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100130847 - Electrode garment: The present disclosure is directed to a wearable garment device for application of electrical current to a patient's tissue. The garment device includes a material having a aperture and a mesh material extending across the aperture. At least one electrode is attached onto one side of the mesh material. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130848 - Methods and apparatus for determining brain cortical thickness: Methods and apparatus for determining brain cortical thickness. One method includes determining an intensity profile at each of a plurality of cortical surface points of an imaged brain using brain tissue image data and calculating a cortical thickness based on a parametrically determined transition point of each intensity profile.... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100130849 - System and method for patient motion compensation during magnetic resonance scans: A method for motion compensation includes acquiring an initial volumetric localizer to establish an initial object position and initial object orientation at an initial state, acquiring a fast localizer of the object at a present state, aligning the fast localizer to the initial volumetric localizers to determine object motion between... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100130850 - Flexible core surgical device: A surgical instrument having a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one helical member concentric with the tubular member, and a cutting portion protruding from the distal end of the tubular member. A method of using the surgical instrument is performing a biopsy.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100130852 - Navigation enabled lead delivery catheter: A catheter system for positioning of a medical instrument that includes a first elongate member having a first lumen. The catheter system also includes a second elongate member that includes a second lumen that receives the medical instrument. The second elongate member is coupled directly to the first elongate member,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100130851 - Stylet for use with image guided systems: A stylet for an image guided system, which includes a locating device and which is operable for emitting an electromagnetic field for locating the stylet. The stylet includes a flexible elongate member, an electrically conductive member, and a reinforcement member. The reinforcement member is disposed inside the electrically conductive member... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100130854 - System and method for a catheter impedance seeking device: A tissue-contact seeking method and apparatus is described that enhances catheter position detection and control systems in making and maintaining continuous tissue contact in a highly dynamic frame, such as under the rigors of cardiac motion. Tissue-seeking logical routines use a tissue contact sensing system to advance a catheter to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100130853 - System for tracking object: In one embodiment, a tracking system for tracking an object positioned inside the body of a patient is provided. The tracking system comprises a reference sensor, the reference sensor comprising at least one of a transmitter, a receiver and a transceiver, a first tracker sensor coupled to a first object,... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100130855 - Systems and methods for active optimized spatio-temporal sampling: Systems and methods which provide active optimized spatio-temporal sampling (AOSTS) for image generation are shown. Embodiments actively select one or more regions of interest (ROIs) in a multi-beam ultrasound sampling mode, to minimize temporal image artifacts in the ROIs and thereby provide AOSTS. Such selection of ROIs according to embodiments... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

20100130856 - Method and appaaratus for the elatographic examination of tissue: The invention relates to a method for elastographically examining tissue. Said method comprises the following steps: at least one mechanical wave that oscillates primarily or exclusively perpendicular to the direction of propagation thereof is excited in the tissue (31) which has first elastic properties at least at one first point... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100130857 - Device for use for the treatment of hemorrhoid prolapse: A device for use for the treatment of a hemorrhoid prolapse, particularly by HAL surgery, attaching a tightening suture, or a rubber band ligation, using a tube having a tube shell wall and a closing device having a closure shell wall enclosing a hollow space. The tube shell wall is... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100130859 - Detection of viable sperm using high frequency ultrasonic imaging: Provided are methods and systems for detecting viable sperm in a subject having at least one testicle using high frequency ultrasound imaging. Also provided are high frequency ultrasound imaging systems and methods for screening a testicle for the presence of viable sperm, for predicting the success of vasectomy reversal in... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100130860 - Medical image-processing device, medical image-processing method, medical image-processing system, and medical image-acquiring device: A medical image-processing device stores the parameters of window level and window width set by a window conversion part. An opacity curve-setting part sets the settings of the OWL and OWW in an opacity curve based on the stored parameters during volume rendering for volume data. In this way, the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100130862 - Providing volume information on a periodically moving target object in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing volume information of a periodically moving target object with an ultrasound system are disclosed. An ultrasound data acquisition unit is configured to transmit/receive ultrasound signals from/to a periodically moving target object to thereby form ultrasound data. A processing unit is coupled to the ultrasound data acquisition unit.... Agent: Jones Day

20100130858 - Puncture treatment supporting apparatus: b

20100130863 - System and method for location of anomalies in a body scan: A body scanning system includes body scan equipment, a marker, and an image processor. The body scan equipment has a scan field and is configured to generate one or more scan images showing features of tissue within a body, with at least part of the body being placed within the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100130861 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a transmit-receive unit for driving an ultrasonic probe to perform transmission/reception of ultrasound and outputting each echo signal received by the ultrasonic probe, wherein transmit-receive unit causes a first elastic image ultrasonic transmission/reception operation and a second elastic image ultrasonic transmission/reception operation to be performed... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100130865 - Device for measuring the viscoelastic properties of biological tissues and method using said device: A device configured to measure the viscoelastic properties of biological tissues using a processing of ultrasound waves reflected by these tissues when a shear wave runs across them is presented. The device includes means for forming lines of data such that each line comprises data relative to the ultrasound waves... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100130864 - Ultrasonic evaluation of venous structures: Provided are methods and systems for detecting a maturing arterio-venous fistula comprising a vein. An exemplary method comprises determining a wall thickness of the fistula and a lumen diameter of the fistula vein using a high frequency ultrasound imaging system. A blood pressure of the subject is determined. A circumferential... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100130866 - Method for determining flow and flow volume through a vessel: A method for measuring and displaying flow and flow volume in the vessel of a subject. The method includes acquiring ultrasound data from a subject and producing a color Doppler m-mode image depicting the vessel. A 3D representation of the color Doppler m-mode image is then generated to enable an... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100130867 - Ultrasound frequency resonant dipole for medical use: An ultrasound resonant dipole or sonotrode (3) for medical applications includes: a tang (30, 31, 32) designed to be connected to a handset including an utrasound transducer (1) that vibrates at ultrasound frequency with a longitudinal axis of vibration (X-X) coaxial with the axis of the tang, an annular element... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100130868 - Process and device for detection of precancer tissues with infrared spectroscopy: A process for determining whether tissue is precancer, in which tests discriminating between precancer and benign tissue and between precancer and normal tissue are combined, and tissue that is classified as precancer in both tests is determined to be precancer, in which neither of the tests to be combined is... Agent: Cades Schutte A Limited Liability Law Partnership

20100130869 - Method and apparatus for displaying a field of a brain of a patient and navigation system for brain surgery: A method and an apparatus for displaying a part of a brain of a patient is provided. Laser Doppler images are acquired before and after a stimulation. The laser Doppler images comprise information about a blood motion or about a perfusion at the acquired part. Then, the blood motion images... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100130870 - Method for real time tumour visualisation and demarcation by means of photodynamic diagnosis: Proposed invention is related to the field of photodynamic therapy and photodiagnosis. Specifically, a new algorithm is presented for visualisation and spatial demarcation of various types of tumours and unhealthy tissue through unsupervised segmentation of the fluorescent multispectral image. Image is acquired through recording of the emission of the tissue... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100130871 - Spectral imaging device for hirschsprung's disease: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to the field of spectral imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of Hirschsprung's disease. Devices and methods are provided that enhance and accurately diagnose Hirschsprung's disease intraoperatively using spectral imaging technology.... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100130872 - Optical cable and optical coherence imaging diagnostic apparatus using this cable: An optical fiber is positioned in a lumen of a sheath so a gap exists between the sheath and optical fiber. A filling member fills part of the longitudinal extent of the gap and fixes the optical fiber. The gap is devoid of the filling member over a part of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100130873 - Non-contact physiologic motion sensors and methods for use: A radar-based physiological motion sensor is disclosed. Doppler-shifted signals can be extracted from the signals received by the sensor. The Doppler-shifted signals can be digitized and processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in one or more subjects. The information can include respiratory rates, heart rates, waveforms... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100130874 - Apparatus and method for determining a physiologic parameter: An apparatus for determining physiologic parameters of a patient (6) comprises a pressure sensor adapted to provide readings of a blood pressure of the patient (6), which are stored as at least one pressure curve over time or a derivative thereof with respect to time, and evaluation means (4) adapted... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100130875 - Body-worn system for measuring blood pressure: A system for measuring a blood pressure value from a patient features a sensor configured to be worn on the patient's thumb. The sensor includes one or two light sources that emit optical radiation, and a photodetector that detects the optical radiation after it passes through a portion of a... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20100130876 - Portable device for measuring blood pressure and method therefor: A portable blood pressure measuring apparatus and a method therefor are provided. In the portable blood pressure measuring apparatus, a blood pressure measurer measures a wrist or finger blood pressure being an arterial pressure at a wrist or a finger, a Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) measurer measures a PWV, a... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100130877 - Body compressor and blood pressure monitor: A body compressor 1 includes a band 10, a metal clip 14, a hook-and-loop fastener 2 and an overinsertion preventing member 5. The overinsertion preventing member 5 which comes into contact with the metal clip 14 is provided at a position a predetermined distance apart from one end of the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100130879 - Apparatus for processing data derived from a heart pulse monitoring device: The invention relates to an apparatus for processing data derived from a heart pulse monitoring device. The apparatus for processing data derived from a heart pulse monitoring device according to the invention comprises data acquisition means capable of acquiring a set of data representing a predetermined interval of said heart... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100130878 - Systems, apparatus and processes for automated blood flow assessment of vasculature: A system, apparatus and process for characterizing aspects of vascular scenarios is described, and includes an input module and a database. The system also includes access to a FSI solver. The FSI solver accepts information from the input module and the database, and uses the accepted information to model a... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100130880 - Apparatus and methods for monitoring blood flow in the prostrate gland: A system for detecting blood flow in the prostate comprises a blood flow sensor disposed on a catheter that can be inserted into a subject's urethra so that the blood flow sensor is located to detect blood flow in the subject's prostate gland. The sensor may be a sensor of... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100130881 - Method and apparatus for detection of nervous system disorders: Systems and methods for detecting and/or treating nervous system disorders, such as seizures, are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the invention relate generally to implantable medical devices (IMDs) adapted to detect and treat nervous system disorders in patients with an IMD. Certain embodiments of the invention include detection of seizures based... Agent: Intellectual Property Group, Mdt Patents Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100130882 - Apparatus, method and program for adjusting distinction method for electroencephalogram signal: The electroencephalogram distinction method adjustment apparatus is used for adjusting a distinction method in an electroencephalogram interface section which™ is provided in an electroencephalogram interface system. The apparatus includes a category determination section and a distinction method adjustment section. The category determination section prestores reference data for classifying a characteristic... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100130885 - Body fat measurement device: A body fat measurement device includes a bioelectrical impedance measurement body attachment unit with an electrode support and a belt. The belt includes a stretchable region at one part. The electrode support includes a fixing portion fixed with one end of the belt, and a holder for holding a portion... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100130883 - In-vivo non-invasive bioelectric impedance analysis of glucose-mediated changes in tissue: A non-invasive, in vivo method for measuring glucose-mediated changes in tissue is disclosed. The method comprises the act of providing a system for directly or indirectly measuring impedance values. The method further comprises the act of providing at least three electrodes and corresponding electrode pads. The electrodes are connected to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100130884 - Monitoring and controlling hydrocephalus: Systems and methods for monitoring cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) based on electrical impedance measurements are disclosed. The systems can include an excitation source of alternating current (202), at least two sensor electrodes (212,214) adapted for disposition within CSF in a ventricle of a subject's brain, and an impedance measuring device... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100130886 - Circuit board for body fluid collection: A circuit board for body fluid collection is provided with an insulating layer, a puncture needle supported by the insulating layer and a conductor pattern that integrally has an electrode which is supported by the insulating layer and brings body fluid collected by puncture of the puncture needle into contact... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100130887 - Biopsy devices and methods: An improved system for mammography analysis and methods of using the same. In one aspect, a clip comprises a first portion and at least one additional second portion connected to the first portion, the first and second portions adapted for elastic deformation for engaging tissue. In anther aspect, an improved... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20100130889 - Elastomeric particle having an electrically conducting surface, a pressure sensor comprising said particles, a method for producing said sensor and a sensor system comprising said sensors: An elastomeric particle (1, 1, 1″) comprises a non-conducting elastomeric body (2) having an electrically conducting surface (4a, 4b, 6). Pressure sensor elements (20, 20′, 20″; 30, 30′, 30″, 30′″) comprising such elastomeric particles are disclosed, as well as sensor clusters (50″, 50′″, 50IV, 50V, 50VI, 50VII, 70) comprising such... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100130888 - Systems and methods for ocular measurements: A system for measuring the size of a capsular bag of an eye of a subject includes a size indicator and a sizing gauge. The size indicator is configured for insertion into a capsular bag and includes a peripheral portion and a pair of arms. The peripheral portion is configured... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100130890 - Activity measurement system: An activity measurement system gives, based upon consecutively measured activity intensities, an exercise index (EX) indicative of energetic exercise and a daily activity index (DA) indicative of a routine living activity within a predetermined measurement time period, and display an activity element A (x, y), a combination of these indexes... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100125164 - Adapter for attaching devices to endoscopes: An improved system for attaching devices to the distal end of endoscopic instruments is described. An attachment adapter comprises a distal stop, such as a complete or partial loop or cylinder, which limits the penetration of an endoscope into the adapter. The adapter has at least one flange protruding proximally... Agent: Francis H. Kirkpatrick Kirkpatent Consulting

20100125165 - Endoscope system and assist device: In an endoscope system, a nasal endoscope for entry in a first external nostril of a patient includes a first elongated tube, a first distal portion thereof, an imaging window, an instrument channel, a handle section, and a steering section. An assist device for entry in a second nostril includes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100125167 - Scanning endoscope, scanning endoscope processor, and scanning endoscope apparatus: A scanning endoscope, comprising a first transmitter, an actuator, and a mirror, is provided. The first transmitter emits a beam of radiant light from an emission end. The actuator moves the emission end in a direction perpendicular to an emission direction. The mirror is arranged from the emission end in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100125166 - Video endoscope: The invention is a sideways looking video endoscope which offers a rigid endoscope tube. The optical system has one prism, and an image sensor located behind the optical system, provided on the distal end of the endoscope shaft. On the proximal end of the shaft, a knurled wheel is arranged... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100125168 - Methods and devices for endoscope control in a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for controlling an endoscope in a body cavity. In one exemplary embodiment an endoscopic surgical system is provided that includes an endoscope and a steering tether coupled to at least a portion of the endoscope. The steering tether is configured to be manipulatable to effect... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100125169 - De-looping tool for an endoscope: A method and apparatus for removing loops formed during endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy. The device inserted through the biopsy channel of an endoscope reversibly engages the distal portion of the biopsy channel of the endoscope. When pressure is applied to the device handle external to the... Agent: Andrew Weinberg

20100125170 - Scanning endoscope, scanning endoscope processor, and scanning endoscope apparatus: A scanning endoscope, comprising a first transmitter, an actuator, and a mirror, is provided. The first transmitter emits a beam of radiant light from the first emission end. The actuator moves the first emission end in a direction perpendicular to an emission direction. The mirror is arranged from the first... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100125171 - Surgical instruments and methods of use: The invention generally relates to novel surgical instruments, including ergonomically designed hand held surgical tissue retractors and a pouch for breast implants. The invention also relates to novel methods of performing surgical operations, in particular, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery using inflatable and pre-filled breast enlargement implants. The retractors and methods... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100125172 - Surgical pencil providing an illuminated surgical site: Described herein generally are surgical pencils which provide a physician with illumination of a surgical site. The surgical pencils described herein can be retrofitted with a lighting device, can be manufactured incorporating a lighting device or can be fitted with a preformed lighting device.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100125176 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125177 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125178 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125179 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125180 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125181 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125175 - Icon-based healthcare interfaces based on health condition events: A health condition record of an individual is often organized in a data-centric manner, such as various forms of medical data, medical images, and text-based anecdotal information provided by caregivers and the individual. However, it may be difficult to identify significant health condition events from such representations. A health condition... Agent: Cooper Legal Group LLC

20100125174 - Remote support of implantable medical devices: Exemplary medical devices and systems for providing remote support relating to implantable medical devices (IMDS) are described. One method generates a graphical user-interface (GUI) relating to an IMD on a local medical device configured to interrogate the IMD. The method also recreates the GUI on a remote medical device effective... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100125173 - Systems and methods for determining a probability of pulmonary embolism in an individual: In one embodiment, a method for determining a probability of pulmonary embolism in an individual is provided. The method includes collecting data about the individual that relates to a plurality of predefined variables, wherein each of the predefined variables has a predefined regression coefficient. A risk of the individual having... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100125184 - Chip for sensing a physiological signal and method for sensing the same: A chip for sensing a physiological signal comprises: an input unit for receiving a first electrocardiogram (ECG) signal; a filter for generating a second ECG signal by filtering the first ECG signal; an amplifying unit for generating a third ECG signal by amplifying the second ECG signal; an Analog-to-Digital converting... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125185 - Device for sensing physiological signal and method for sensing the same: A device for sensing a physiological signal comprises: two sensing units connected to the palms a subject respectively to receive a first electrocardiogram (ECG) signal; a filter for generating a second ECG signal by filtering the first ECG signal; an amplifying unit for generating a third ECG signal by amplifying... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125186 - Medical diagnostic and communication systems: Systems and methods for medical diagnosis are described by the present disclosure. In some embodiments, the systems include an input device operable for a patient to enter primary symptoms being experienced, a processing device operable for processing the primary symptoms to form a provisional diagnosis, and an output device operable... Agent: Winstead PC

20100125183 - System and method for dynamically configuring functionality of remote health monitoring device: A system for monitoring vital signs of an individual functions in accordance with a predetermined monitoring profile. The profile can be automatically revised by a management system in accordance with vital signs data, monitor operational information and manual inputs from a care provider to form a revised profile. The revised... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100125182 - System and method for performing a diagnostic analysis of physiological information: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile of a user, present the user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user during a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100125187 - Blood constituent concentration detector and starter for transporter: A blood constituent concentration detector includes: a detection portion having an optical window for measuring a blood constituent concentration of a part, of a living body in an optical manner when the part of the living body is pressed on the detection portion; a load determination element for determining whether... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100125188 - Motion correlated pulse oximetry: A device includes a first sensor, a motion sensor, and a processor. The first sensor has an optical detector and an optical emitter. The optical detector generates a first output using the optical emitter. The first output corresponds to a physiological parameter of a user. The motion sensor generates a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100125189 - Systems and methods for catheter stability: The present invention provides systems and methods for stabilizing catheters, such as decapolar coronary sinus catheters in veins. In particular, the present invention provides fixation elements for improved tissue contact and stability.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100125190 - Electrode system: An electrode system comprises electrode modules, flexible connectors, and sensors. Each electrode module defines a substantially central opening and has circuitry that includes an amplifier. A conductive ring is exposed in the opening of each electrode module. The flexible connectors include flexible circuitry coupled with the circuitry of the electrode... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100125193 - Closed-loop clot lysis: The present invention provides procedures and systems that use a closed-loop approach for directing ultrasound energy at a clot while monitoring blood flow and/or liquification of the clot tissue so as to allow automated and/or manual adjustments to various treatment parameters.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100125192 - Focused ultrasound system: A focused ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer configured to emit focused ultrasound energy toward a subject and a positioning system configured to position the ultrasound transducer to localize the focused ultrasound energy within a target location. The positioning system includes a drive apparatus to translate the ultrasound transducer along... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (zps)

20100125191 - Mri as a therapeutic device: A method and device comprises a system alike a magnetic resonance imaging system (10) that is used intentionally to deposit energy into a selected volume of interest in a member that can be a body (40) via absorption of electromagnetic radiation such as RF (20) selectively within the volume of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100125194 - Subcutaneous lead guidance: An apparatus for subcutaneous lead guidance includes a flexible guide strap, a navigation catheter and a tunneling tool. The guide strap includes an upper layer having a plurality of retainer formations and a substrate attachable on a patient's skin extending between an incision and a target site. The navigation catheter... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100125195 - Determination of regions of an analytical image that are subject to vital movement: wherein a) determination of the procedure position of the procedure region is based on movement data that includes information on the vital movements of the body parts that are caused by the vital functions, and/or b) determination of the position of a second body part subject to vital movement is... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100125197 - Method and apparatus for addressing vascular stenotic lesions: A method and apparatus are provided for addressing vascular stenotic lesions. The geometry of a stenotic lesion zone is determined and is used to determine pressure drop of blood flow across the lesion zone or a portion thereof. The pressure drop value is used to determine a treatment regimen for... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100125196 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method for generating commands in ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including: a touch panel unit to sense a contact; a pattern identification unit to identify a pattern of the sensed contact; and a command generation unit to generate a command signal corresponding to the identified pattern, as a response to the contact is provided.... Agent: Jones Day

20100125198 - Systems and methods for ablating body tissue: A transducer subassembly with combined imaging and therapeutic capabilities is disclosed. The subassembly includes heat sinks that are configured to maintain the transducer at a low operating temperature so that the transducer operates at high efficiency and also can handle a wider range of frequencies. The subassembly is also configured... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn

20100125205 - Adaptive persistence processing of elastic images: An embodiment for adaptively performing persistence processing on elastic images in an ultrasound system is disclosed. An ultrasound data acquisition unit sequentially acquires a plurality of ultrasound data frames based on ultrasound echo signals reflected from a target object by repeatedly applying and releasing stress to/from the target object. A... Agent: Jones Day

20100125203 - Finding a standard view corresponding to an acquired ultrasound image: Embodiments for automatically finding a standard view corresponding to an acquired ultrasound image of a target object in an ultrasound system are disclosed. A mapping table associating information on a plurality of standard views of a target object with predetermined first feature vectors is stored in the storage unit. The... Agent: Jones Day

20100125202 - Region setting for intima media thickness measurement in an ultrasound system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and a method of setting an intima-media thickness (IMT) measuring region. The ultrasound system comprises an ultrasound diagnosis unit configured to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object, receive ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object and form an ultrasound image... Agent: Jones Day

20100125200 - Transesophageal ultrasound using a narrow probe: Transesophageal echocardiography is implemented using a miniature transversely oriented transducer that is preferably small enough to fit in a 7.5 mm diameter probe, and most preferably small enough to fit in a 5 mm diameter probe. Signal processing techniques improve the depth of penetration to the point where the complete... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100125201 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus: Ultrasound is sent and reflected waves are received, and an image is generated based on the reflected waves. Then, each umbilical cord present in the image is respectively specified, and the respective structures continuing into one end of the specified umbilical cords are specified. Each specified structure is identified and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100125204 - Ultrasound system and method of forming three-dimensional ultrasound images: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and a method of forming three-dimensional ultrasound images of a plurality of region of interests (ROIs). The ultrasound system comprises: a user interface configured to receive reference plane selecting information for selecting a reference plane and region of interest (ROI) setting information... Agent: Jones Day

20100125199 - Ultrasound system and method providing acoustic radiation force impulse imaging with high frame rate: An ultrasound method and system are provided. The ultrasound system may transmit, to a target tissue, a pushing ultrasound signal for generating of a displacement, using a probe, receive a response signal from the target tissue in correspondence to a tracking ultrasound signal transmitted via the probe, detect displacement information... Agent: Jones Day

20100125206 - Methods for diagnosis and treatment of vessel occlusion: A method for predicting whether ultrasound insonation is likely to be effective in treating the symptoms of small vessel occlusion, including opening an occluded blood vessel. The method involves the steps of: identifying vessel occlusion in a patient; insonating the appropriate vessel using m-mode ultrasound, identifying on the ultrasound image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100125208 - Probe for ultrasound system and method of manufacturing the same: A probe for an ultrasound system, and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The probe includes a backing layer, a piezoelectric member installed to the backing layer, and a unidirectional conduction part installed to at least one of the backing layer and the piezoelectric member. The probe is... Agent: Jones Day

20100125209 - Probe for ultrasound system and method of manufacturing the same: A probe for an ultrasound system, and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The probe includes a backing layer, an electrode part formed on the backing layer, and a piezoelectric member installed to the electrode part. The probe is manufactured by connecting the piezoelectric member to the PCB... Agent: Jones Day

20100125207 - Ultrasonic probe capable of probing curved surface: An ultrasonic probe capable of probing a curved surface is disclosed in one embodiment in accordance with the disclosure as including a housing, a transducer, a guide part and a drive part. The transducer is disposed in the housing. The transducer is movable alongside the curved surface of the examined... Agent: Jones Day

20100125210 - Ultrasound transducer for transesophageal imaging: Transesophageal echocardiography is implemented using a miniature transversely oriented transducer that is preferably small enough to fit in a 7.5 mm diameter probe, and most preferably small enough to fit in a 5 mm diameter probe. Signal processing techniques improve the depth of penetration to the point where the complete... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100125211 - Assessment of pulmonary vascular resistance via pulmonary artery pressure: Methods and systems for assessing pulmonary or systemic vascular resistance in a patient using pressure measurements are disclosed. An illustrative method of measuring pulmonary vascular resistance includes electrically inducing a retrograde pressure pulse within the heart, sensing at least one arterial pressure parameter in response to the retrograde pressure pulse... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100125212 - Method and apparatus for testing accuracy of blood pressure monitoring apparatus: A method for testing accuracy of blood pressure measurement in a blood pressure monitoring apparatus includes calculating a difference between measured blood pressures of a user measured at two or more measurement points, calculating a difference between hydrostatic pressures of blood estimated at the two or more measurement points, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100125213 - Systems and methods for assessing dynamic cerebral autoregulation: A method for dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) assessment includes acquiring a blood pressure (BP) signal having a first oscillatory pattern from a first individual, acquiring a blood flow velocity (BFV) signal having a second oscillatory pattern from the first individual, decomposing the BP signal into a first group of intrinsic... Agent: Xin Wen

20100125214 - Assessing a subject's circulatory system: An apparatus including an input interface configured to provide signals from at least two sensors for at least two postures including: signals, dependent upon blood presence, from a first sensor when a subject is in a first posture; signals, dependent upon blood presence, from the first sensor when the subject... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100125216 - Activity monitoring system and monitoring device of the same: This invention relates an activity monitoring system and a device thereof. The device includes a global positioning system for providing a positioning information, a wireless communication module, a status sensor module including a multi-axle accelerating sensor and a heart rate variability sensor for sensing subject's activity status and bio-status so... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125215 - Sleep analysis system and method for analyzing sleep thereof: The invention provides a sleep analysis system and a method for analysis thereof. The sleep analysis system includes an analysis device and a sleep sensing apparatus. The sleep sensing apparatus includes an ECG signal collector, a multi-axial accelerometer, a wireless transmitting unit, and a control unit. The ECG signal collector... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125217 - Method and apparatus for presenting heart rate variability by sound and/or light: An apparatus is disclosed for presenting heart rate variability, comprising a sensor for collecting electrocardiogram signals; an analog-to-digital converter for digitalizing electrocardiogram signals; an operating unit, converting said digitalized electrocardiogram signals to one or more heart rate variability parameters and further converting said heart-rate-variability parameters to one or more standard... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125218 - Apparatus, method, and computer program for detecting a physiological measurement from a physiological sound signal: An apparatus is disclosed, comprising a speaker suitable to be applied at a user's ear and enabled to be supplied with an audio signal for rendering; a microphone arranged in vicinity of the speaker to acquire a sound signal from sounds present in the ear of the user; and a... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100125219 - Minimally invasive system for selecting patient-specific therapy parameters: The present invention provides systems and methods for ambulatory, long term monitoring of a physiological signal from a patient. At least a portion of the systems of the present invention may be implanted within the patient in a minimally invasive manner. In preferred embodiments, brain activity signals are sampled from... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn

20100125220 - Surgical method for gastrocnemius muscle reduction: A surgical method for gastrocnemius muscle reduction is provided. The method may search for a motor nerve associated with a gastrocnemius muscle of a patient, inserts a probe by penetrating an epidermis around the motor nerve and locates a tip of the probe in the motor nerve, stimulates the motor... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100125221 - Device and method for determining a cap arrangement indicating color discrimination: A detector located on a positioning tray has a plurality of colored caps placed by a subject being tested. Each cap has a unique resonant circuit which is selectively energized to indicate cap position to the detector so that color discrimination of the subject may be determined.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100125222 - Method for detecting hearing impairment and device thereof: A method for detecting hearing impairment and a device thereof are provided. The device includes a sound collecting unit and analyzing unit. The sound collecting unit is used for receiving a voice signal from a subject. The analyzing unit is coupled to the sound collecting unit and is used for... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100125223 - Cell sampling device: A cell sampling device is adapted for collecting the cells to be examined from the oral cavity or other organs for medical use. The device includes a handle and a brush having clusters of bristles in a rectangular shape connected to the end of the handle. In particular, the handle... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100125224 - Medical diagnosis method and medical diagnostic system: A medical diagnosis method includes recording at least one sound generated from a portion of an internal organ of a patient. Further, the medical diagnosis method includes comparing the at least one sound to a pre-recorded sound of a plurality of pre-recorded sounds for identifying a sound from the at... Agent: Aniekan Umana

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100121129 - Expandable brachytherapy device: A brachytherapy device including an elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. The device also includes a movable surface portion surrounding at least the distal portion of the elongate member and a plurality of source lumen tubes defining respective source lumens, the source lumen tubes being located... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100121130 - Delivery system and method for interstitial radiation therapy: A prescription method of treating tissue comprises the steps of accepting a prescription tissue treatment plan for the tissue to be treated, positioning seeds relative to each other per the prescription tissue treatment plan such that the positions of seeds relative to each other is only established by the prescription... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100121131 - Apparatus and methods for stimulating a body's natural healing mechanisms: Devices, systems, and methods for inducing biologic effects in living tissue to affect the growth, repair, and maintenance behavior of the living tissue, said biologic effects induced by proximity to and exposure to light, electromagnetic, and sound energies selected according to desired responses and operated at parameters including selectable time... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100121132 - Cardiac device and methods of use thereof: Devices and methods are described herein which are directed to the treatment of a patient's heart having, or one which is susceptible to heart failure, to improve diastolic function.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100121133 - Apparatus and methods for measuring pressure and flow in cardiac assist devices and peripheral vasculature: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for measuring pressure and/or flow in blood circulatory systems of a patient using cardiac assist devices. By way of example, a left ventricular assist device may be coupled between the left ventricle of the patient's heart and the aorta. One or more sensors, such as... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100121134 - Bone conduction devices generating tangentially-directed mechanical force using a rotationally moving mass: A bone conduction device, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing said acoustic sound signal; and a transducer, comprising a mass configured to move in a rotational direction, configured to generate a vibrational force in a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100121135 - Sperm cell separation methods and compositions: The present invention provides an aptamer or pool of aptamers that bind(s) to a target molecule on the surface of a mammalian sperm cell and a method for producing the aptamers. The method comprises contacting a collection of different nucleic acid molecules with the target molecule under conditions favorable for... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100121136 - Methods and apparatus for capturing and manipulating body parts: A device for grasping a body part is preferably a catheter having a proximal end and distal end, the proximal end being juxtaposed a user while in use. A grasping section is attached to the catheter near or at the distal end. The grasping section has a first position wherein... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100121137 - Adapter for penile prosthesis tip extender: An adapter is provided for holding a rear tip extender onto the cylinder of a penile prosthesis or onto another rear tip extender.... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100121138 - Apparatus and method for sensing force: A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull rod slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the rod for cyclically displacing it axially back and forth... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100121140 - Endoscope endcap for suturing tissue: Medical systems, devices and methods are disclosed for suturing a perforation in tissue, that may be employed endoscopically and/or laparoscopically, and that offer simple, reliable and controllable placement of suture around a perforation for complete closure thereof. One embodiment of the medical device generally includes an endcap for use with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100121139 - Minimally invasive imaging systems: Aspects of the invention include minimally invasive imaging system. Systems according to embodiments of the invention include: an access device having a proximal end and distal end and an internal passageway extending from the proximal to distal end; and an elongated member dimensioned to be slidably moved through the internal... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100121141 - Endoscopic cutting and debriding device mounted on a flexible and maneuverable tube employing a fluid-driven turbine: An endoscope for visualizing and operating upon a surgical site within a human body employs an elongated tubular body adapted to be inserted through bodily passages so that the distal end is adjacent the surgical site. The body has a flexible section, at least proximal to the distal end, and... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100121143 - Endoscope apparatus and scanning endoscope processor: An endoscope apparatus, comprising an imaging controller, a receiver, and an image generator, is provided. The imaging controller makes an optical image to be captured so that the amount of optical information to be captured per a certain area size for an enlarged observation area is greater than that for... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100121142 - Minimally invasive imaging device: Aspects of the invention include minimally invasive internal target tissue site imaging devices. Devices according to embodiments of the invention include an elongate member dimensioned to access an internal target tissue location, e.g., an intervertebral disc, and having a proximal end and a distal end; a white light source at... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100121144 - Endoscope accessory: This invention relates generally to an endoscope accessory. This device uses an overtube with an inflatable positioning balloon that can be inflated after placement of the overtube just proximal to the tip of the endoscope or echoendoscope. This balloon creates a temporary blockade of the gastrointestinal tract proximal to the... Agent: Ashkan Farhadi

20100121145 - Method and system for measuring inserted length of a medical device using internal referenced sensors: Measured locations of position sensors on a steerable medical device are used to determine the insertion depth of the steerable medical device with respect to a foundation point, which is initialized by an operator. The insertion depth, in turn, is used to determine the state of each segment that has... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20100121146 - Scanning endoscope, scanning endoscope processor, and scanning endoscope apparatus: A scanning endoscope comprising a first transmitter, an actuator, a first mirror, and a second mirror, is provided. The first transmitter emits a beam of radiant light from an emission end. The actuator moves the emission end along a spiral course. The first mirror is arranged from the emission end... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100121150 - Capsule medical apparatus and current-carrying control method: An object of the present invention is to readily initiate an operation of a capsule medical apparatus which is inserted into a subject and executes a predetermined function. In a capsule endoscope 3 according to the present invention, a reed switch 14 connected to a power supply unit and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100121149 - Interface between a surgeon and an automated assistant and method thereof: An interface between a surgeon and an automated assistant, including: at least one array comprising N RF transmitters, where N is a positive integer; at least one RF receiver provided with at least two directional antenna; means for attaching said RF transmitter array to at least one surgical tool; and... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100121148 - Method and system for steerable medical device path definition and following during insertion and retraction: Waypoints for a steerable medical device are stored as the steerable medical device is moved within a patient. The stored waypoints are an ordered sequence of locations. The ordered sequence of locations defines a safe path within the patient for moving an articulatable portion of the steerable medical device. The... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20100121147 - Steering mechanism: A steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a elongate housing and an actuation system. The elongate housing is adapted to be coupled... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100121151 - Method and system for steerable medical device path definition and following during insertion and retraction: Waypoints for a steerable medical device are stored as the steerable medical device is moved within a patient. The stored waypoints are an ordered sequence of locations. The ordered sequence of locations defines a safe path within the patient for moving an articulatable portion of the steerable medical device. The... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20100121152 - Suction catheter assembly for a laryngoscope: A laryngoscope is provided with a suction catheter assembly that includes a catheter to supply suction for removal of fluids (e.g., blood, vomit, secretions, and so on) proximate to the distal end of the blade of the laryngoscope during intubation. A connector secures the catheter to the distal end of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100121153 - Retractor cannula system for accessing and visualizing spine and related methods: Retractor cannula systems may be used for accessing and visualizing the spine and related methods of treatment, including a forward-looking retractor cannula system for creating a working space and the retractor cannula system having atraumatic dissection capability to allow visualization in spine. The devices and methods described may be used,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100121154 - Method and apparatus for electronic adjustment of illuminance of surgical lamp: The present invention provides a surgical lamp for illuminating a surgical site. The surgical lamp includes a housing that defines an internal cavity. A light source is disposed within the internal cavity of the housing for producing a light field at a surgical site that is remote from the housing.... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20100121155 - Minimally invasive tissue modification systems with integrated visualization: Aspects of the invention include minimally invasive tissue modification systems. Embodiments of the systems include a minimally invasive access device having a proximal end, a distal end and an internal passageway. Also part of the system is an elongated tissue modification device having a proximal end and a distal end.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100121156 - Remote-medical-diagnosis system method: Provided are a remote medical-diagnosis system including: a bio-disc or a biochip performing biological, chemical or biochemical reactions with a sample, and having a barcode or a RF IC; a bioanalytical device analyzing results of reactions performed by the bio-disc or the biochip and including a reader reading the barcode... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100121159 - Devices and methods for monitoring core temperature and an intraperitoneal parameter: Methods and apparatus for monitoring core temperature of a patient receiving intraperitoneal hypothermia or hyperthermia are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is placing a monitoring device having a sensor into a non-intraperitoneal cavity of a patient. The non-intraperitoneal cavity can be a urethra, a rectum,... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100121158 - Physiologically modulated visual entrainment device: A device comprised of one component that emits pulsing light patterns across the entire human visual field and a second component that monitors physiological activity and regulates the first component. The device is composed of glasses with dense light array emitting sources across the entire visual field of both eyes.... Agent: Adrian E. Quevedo

20100121160 - Remote psychological evaluation: Instrumented orthoses with more sophisticated structures provide for coordinated support and rehabilitation of complex joints and multiple injured joints. Improved instrumented orthoses can include hinges that can rotate in multiple different planes. Particularly preferred embodiments include a shoulder brace with a hand hold and a lower extremities brace. Preferably, a... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100121157 - Wireless sensor resident annotations: A high percentage of preventable medical errors occur due to poor communication during the period when patient care is handed from one caregiver to another. Electronic annotations from patient specific body sensor networks are created and classified according to the caregiver and the urgency of the annotation to ensure that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100121161 - Ambulatory urodynamics: An ambulatory urodynamic data gathering system includes one or more sensors disposed in the gastrointestinal tract, a sensor disposed in the bladder, a sensor disposed at the entrance to the urethra, and a data recorder worn by the patient that is disposed around the patient's waist. The sensors transmit data... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100121162 - Child-friendly analyte measurement instrument: Embodiments of a child-friendly analyte measurement system are provided for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid. A measurement system comprises at least one measurement instrument for detecting the analyte in the bodily fluid, such as a commercially available measurement instrument. The measurement instrument is configured as a... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100121163 - Optical microneedle-based spectrometer: Optical microneedles are adapted for near-infrared or mid-infrared in vivo spectroscopic sensing; and provide a MEMS-based spectrometer for continuous lactate and glucose monitoring by means of a near-infrared or mid-infrared optical microneedle array in a transdermal patch.... Agent: Richard Aron Osman

20100121164 - Oximeter device: An oximeter has a housing configured to have a cavity defining portion that is adapted to be fitted with covers of various dimensions to effect receptacles of different dimensions for accommodating differently sized sensor of sensor assemblies that are matable to the oximeter for sensing physical attributes of a patient.... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100121167 - Alarm characterization for analyte monitoring devices and systems: Methods and apparatus including determining a rate of occurrence of a glycemic excursion event, determining a frequency of an alarm activation associated with the glycemic excursion event, determining an analyte level associated with the alarm activation, and setting an alarm parameter based on one or more of the determined rate... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100121169 - Cellulosic-based interference domain for an analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to devices for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to devices for measurement of glucose in a host that incorporate a cellulosic-based interference domain.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100121168 - Method and system for transferring analyte test data: A system for transferring data includes an analyte test instrument (ATI) adapted to store data, a wirelessly enabled data management device (DMD) for comprehensively analyzing data, and an adaptor removably connected to the ATI for transferring data stored on the ATI to the DMD. The adaptor includes a data communication... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100121165 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100121166 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100121170 - Fluid component analysis system and method for glucose monitoring and control: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for determining analyte concentration in a sample such as bodily fluid. Systems and methods disclosed herein can also include a treatment dosing system to infuse or inject a treatment dose (e.g. insulin, dextrose, etc.) and provide glycemic control. The dose of the treatment drug may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100121171 - Method of measuring bleeding volume: A method of measuring blood clotting ability of a patient. A known volume of blood is dispensed on a reference disc of blotter paper, such that at least one reference blotch is formed on the reference disc. The surface area of the reference blotch formed on the reference disc, such... Agent: Kit M. Stetina Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100121173 - Electrical systems 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

20100121172 - Microscopic and macroscopic data fusion for biomedical imaging: Macroscopic imaging data, such as CT, MR, PET, or SPECT, is obtained. Microscopic imaging data of at least a portion of the same tissue is obtained. The microscopic imaging data is spatially aligned with the macroscopic imaging data. The spatial alignment allows calculation and/or imaging using both types of data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100121174 - Probe visualization based on mechanical properties: A method for visualization includes receiving an input indicative of respective apparent coordinates of a plurality of points disposed along a length of a probe inside a body of a subject, and applying a model of known mechanical properties of the probe to the apparent coordinates so as to compute... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100121175 - Automatic femur segmentation and condyle line detection in 3d mr scans for alignment of high resolution mr: A method for automatic femur segmentation and condyle line detection. The method includes: scanning a knee of a patient with medical imaging equipment to obtain 3D imaging data with such equipment; processing the obtained 3D imaging data in a digital processor to determine two lines tangent to the bottom of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100121176 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121177 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121178 - Systems and methods for automated diagnosis and decision support for breast imaging: CAD (computer-aided diagnosis) systems and applications for breast imaging are provided, which implement methods to automatically extract and analyze features from a collection of patient information (including image data and/or non-image data) of a subject patient, to provide decision support for various aspects of physician workflow including, for example, automated... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100121179 - Systems and methods for reducing rf power or adjusting flip angles during an mri for patients with implantable medical devices: Techniques are provided for controlling magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems for imaging patients having implantable medical devices. In one example, a scaling factor is determined based on maximum local specific absorption rate (SAR) values for patients with implants and for patients without implants. The MRI determines the radio-frequency (RF) power... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100121180 - Head coil for a magnetic resonance device: A head coil for a magnetic resonance apparatus has a supporting body that carries a number of antenna elements. The supporting body has an end section that is shaped as a spherical cap. A butterfly antenna is mounted at the end section, and is annularly surrounded by at least one... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100121181 - Method and system for guidewire tracking in fluoroscopic image sequences: A method and system for tracking a guidewire in a fluoroscopic image sequence is disclosed. In order to track a guidewire in a fluoroscopic image sequence, guidewire segments are detected in each frame of the fluoroscopic image sequence. The guidewire in each frame of the fluoroscopic image sequence is then... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100121182 - System and method for positioning a probe: An adapter couples a length of optical fiber to a hollow probe and to an optical coherence tomography instrument. The length of optical fiber may be greater than the length of the adapter itself. The optical fiber is fixed to an optical coupler at a proximal end of the adapter... Agent: Mehlin Dean Matthews

20100121183 - Methods for motion compensated image reconstruction and system related thereto: Featured are methods for reconstruction of images acquired from any of a number of scanning devices or apparatuses known to those skilled in the art which methods are established so as to provide a mechanism for compensating for motion of an object being imaged. Such methods of the present invention... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100121185 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121186 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121187 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121184 - Systems, methods and apparatus for preparation, delivery and monitoring of radioisotopes in positron emission tomography: In one aspect, systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which a dispensing station dispenses a large quantity of a radiotracer to one or more positron emission tomography imaging stations. In some aspects a quality control unit verifies the quality of the radiotracer. In some embodiments, components of the system... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100121188 - Reducing contrast agent-induced toxicity: This document provides methods and materials that can be used to reduce or prevent contrast agent-induced toxicity. For example, devices for capturing contrast agents from blood are provided.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100121189 - Systems and methods for image presentation for medical examination and interventional procedures: Systems and methods which provide image presentation for medical examination, interventional procedures, diagnosis treatment, etc. from multi-dimensional volume datasets are shown. Reference indicators, providing information with respect to the relationship of an image to the physical world, are preferably provided to aid a viewer in interpreting the image. Such reference... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

20100121190 - Systems and methods to identify interventional instruments: Systems and methods which operate to identify interventional instruments and/or other objects in images are shown. Embodiments operate to extract relevant information regarding interventional instruments from a multi-dimensional volume for presenting the information to a user in near real-time with little or no user interaction. Objects may be identified by... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

20100121191 - Ultrasonic periodontal system and method of using: System and methods of detecting and measuring periodontal disease comprising filling a periodontal pocket with a fluid capable of propagating sound waves, transmitting a sound wave into the periodontal pocket, sensing the return sound wave from the periodontal pocket, and determining the depth of the pocket by measuring the time... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100121192 - Method for imaging blood vessel, system for imaging blood vessel and program for imaging blood vessel: The blood vessel imaging system includes a carriage for moving in a row direction an ultrasonic probe having a plurality of ultrasonic transducers arranged along a column direction and along the row direction. A computer repeats intermittent movement control for the carriage in shorter distance than a row pitch of... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100121193 - Ultrasonsographic device: A technique for providing an ultrasonographic device which can transmit and receive a signal by using a complementary code is provided. According to the technique, an output of a coded waveform generation unit 3 is supplied to a transmission unit 2 which drives a prove 1 in accordance with an... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100121195 - Medical instrument: Provided is a medical instrument that may include a probe connector on a top surface of an extended board in order to provide a diagnostic probe capable of performing ultrasonic diagnosis in a body. The extended board is externally extended from a main board that is included in the body.... Agent: Jones Day

20100121194 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The number of signal lines connecting an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus main body is reduced or wireless communication is realized by reducing a volume of data of reception signals outputted from plural ultrasonic transducers. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting ultrasonic waves according to... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100121196 - Ultrasonic signal processor for a hand held ultrasonic diagnostic instrument: A hand held ultrasonic instrument is provided in a portable unit which performs both B mode and Doppler imaging. The instrument includes a transducer array mounted in a hand-held enclosure, with an integrated circuit transceiver connected to the elements of the array for the reception of echo signals. A digital... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100121197 - Ultrasonic horn with enlarged distal end portion: An ultrasonic horn includes a main body portion and a distal end structure formed at a distal end of the main body portion, the ultrasonic horn being adapted to be used to cut living tissue. The largest outer diameter of a portion of the ultrasonic horn is in the distal... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100121200 - Diagnostic and prognostic assistance device for physiopathological tissue changes: Said device applies in particular to in vivo diagnostic and prognostic assistance for physiopathological changes to biological tissues. It comprises a coherent light source (13) for emitting coherent light along a first direction (X), for the purpose of illuminating a biological tissue (16) in first and second areas thereof, the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100121199 - Method and apparatus for non-invasive cancerous tissue diagnosis and tomography using terahertz image: The primary objective of the present method and apparatus is to provide a portable and new diagnosis system for quickly and reliably examining tissue conditions. The method uses the most advance miniaturized micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) system for generating a rapid variable optical delay line to be able of generating wideband... Agent: Manouchehr Motamedi

20100121198 - Multi-purpose illumination system and method for tissue examination: The present invention is a multi-purpose light source of a unique design and specialized attachments. The invention encompasses a system for the illumination and visual detection of normal and abnormal biologic tissue comprising a light source, a light transmitting device and a light viewing device wherein said device allows for... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP

20100121201 - Non-invasive wound prevention, detection, and analysis: A computer-based method of analyzing a wound. An image of the wound is captured by a camera and a three-dimensional model of the wound is generated based on the image. A volume of the wound is calculated based on the three-dimensional model and changes to the calculated volume are monitored... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100121202 - System and method for positioning a probe: An adapter couples a length of optical fiber to a hollow probe and to an optical coherence tomography instrument. The length of optical fiber may be greater than the length of the adapter itself. The optical fiber is fixed to an optical coupler at a proximal end of the adapter... Agent: Mehlin Dean Matthews

20100121203 - Characterisation of ageing effect and cardiovascular risk: A method of determining ageing effect and cardiovascular risk in a human patient comprising:- (i) measuring the arterial pulse waveform of the patient when the heart is beating regularly, (ii) extracting the frequency dependent components of the pulse waveform, (iii) determining the ratio of the amplitude based value of the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100121204 - Blood vessel state evaluating device, blood vessel state evaluating method, and computer-readable recording medium storing blood vessel state evaluating program: A phase line tilt calculating unit (actual measurement) receives phase characteristics Pa(f) and Pb(f) outputted from frequency conversion units, and calculates phase difference characteristics of actual measurement based on a phase difference on each frequency component between the phase characteristics. A phase line tilt calculating unit (model) calculates phase difference... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100121205 - Blood pressure monitor: A cuff (1) is used in a blood pressure monitor to measure a blood pressure in a rolled condition where one end of the cuff (1) is wound within the other end thereof, wherein a cushion member (6) made of a raised fabric (61) is provided in at least one... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100121206 - Pressurizing module and blood pressure measuring device including the same: Provided are a pressurizing module and a blood pressure measuring device including the pressurizing module. The pressurizing module includes a driving block optionally discharging compressed air; and a bellows-type airbag formed to overlap with the driving block, and comprising an inner space accommodating the compressed air discharged from the driving... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100121207 - Apparatus and method for detecting an apnea using signals sensed in dependence on the blood pressure: The existence of an apnea may be inferred when, in a pulse wave signal which is provided and is detected in dependence on the blood pressure, a change in a waveform of the pulse wave signal meets a predetermined detection criterion.... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100121208 - Pulse detection method and apparatus using patient impedance: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating fluctuations in an electrical signal that represents a measurement of the patient's transthoracic impedance. Impedance signal data obtained from the patient is analyzed for a feature indicative of the presence of a cardiac pulse. Whether a cardiac... Agent: Jason D. Kelly Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20100121209 - Arrhythmia discrimination based on determination of rate dependency: Cardiac systems and methods provide for discriminating between supraventricular tachyarrhythmia and ventricular tachyarrhythmia based on a determination that the patient's supraventricular rhythm exhibits rate dependency. One approach involves determining if a patient's supraventricular rhythm exhibits rate dependent morphology. If the patient's supraventricular rhythm is determined to exhibit rate dependent morphology,... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100121210 - Method and device for detection ofanalyte in vapor or gaseous sample: A method and system for electrochemical detection of an analyte in a vapor or gas sample is provided. The method and system include exposing a vapor or gas sample to an electrochemical sensor comprising one or more electrodes and a coating that surrounds the one or more electrodes, which coating... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100121212 - Adapter, apparatus and method for exhaled breath measurements: An adapter (1) for an exhaled breath measurement apparatus (2), comprising a first inlet (3) for tidal breathing, a second inlet (4) for air free from one or more component to be measured, through which and a first one-way valve (5) air flows when a test person inhales through the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100121211 - Incentive spirometry devices by the employment of verbal simulated humanlike voices and using a capacitive sensing component for determining patient use and measurement obtained from such use: An apparatus used in the medical industry, in order to increase transpulmonary pressure and respiratory volumes, to improve inspiratory muscle performance and re-establish the normal pulmonary hyperinflation, through the employment of electronic technology, providing audible, simulated, verbal, human sounding words, that assist, guide and prompt, increasing patient usage. In one... Agent: Daniel S. Polley, P.A.

20100121215 - Seizure detection algorithm adjustment: A medical system implements a seizure detection algorithm to detect a seizure based on a first patient parameter. The medical system monitors a second patient parameter to adjust the seizure detection algorithm. In some examples, the medical system determines whether a seizure for which therapy delivery is desirable occurred based... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100121213 - Seizure disorder evaluation based on intracranial pressure and patient motion: Intracranial pressure of a patient may be monitored in order to evaluate a seizure disorder. In some examples, trends in the intracranial pressure over time may be monitored, e.g., to detect changes to the patient's condition. In addition, in some examples, a seizure metric may be generated for a detected... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100121214 - Seizure disorder evaluation based on intracranial pressure and patient motion: Intracranial pressure of a patient may be monitored in order to evaluate a seizure disorder. In some examples, trends in the intracranial pressure over time may be monitored, e.g., to detect changes to the patient's condition. In addition, in some examples, a seizure metric may be generated for a detected... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100121216 - Bioelectrical impedance measurement body attachment unit and body fat measurement device: A bioelectrical impedance measurement abdomen attachment unit includes an electrode support for supporting an electrode and a long belt to be wrapped around an abdomen of a subject. The electrode support includes a fixing portion fixed with one end of the belt in a relatively immovable manner with respect to... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100121217 - Device for measuring core temperature: The invention provides a device and system for measuring core (11) body temperature, comprising two pairs of temperature sensors (8-1a, 8-1b, 8-2a, 8-2b), with a structure (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) therebetween, and a heat flux modulator (9) for changing the heat flux through one pair (8-1a, 8-1b) more... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100121218 - Device for needle biopsy with integrated needle protection: A device for needle biopsy is presented. 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

20100121219 - Mouth cell collection device with mechanically rinsible scoop: The present invention provides a collection device for obtaining a sample from within the mouth of a subject. The collection device comprises a collection wand, having a hollow shaft and a scoop attached to the end of the shaft, and optionally, a bulb, a pipetting device, and a collection tube.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100121220 - Renal monitor: A continuous Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) estimation system may include a Foley catheter, a continuous urine creatinine sensor, and a urine output monitor. The continuous GFR estimation system computes creatinine clearance as CrCl=(Ucr×Uvol)/(Pcr×Imim), where Ucr is urine creatinine in mg/dL, Uvol is urine volume in mL, Pcr is plasma (serum)... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100121221 - Measuring device and method of using the device to measure concentration of intragastric contents: The present invention provides a device and method for measuring the concentration of intragastric contents. The device includes an electro-chemical specimen and a detector. The electro-chemical specimen contains a board type insulating substrate with an insertion end and sensing end. There is an electrode unit, containing a detection zone and... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100121223 - Clinical assessment scales and methods: Disclosed herein are scales for assessing eyelash prominence. The scales comprise rows or columns of photographs corresponding to different categories of eyelash prominence.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100121222 - Sensing the tendon tension through the conduit reaction forces: A technique that determines the tension in a tendon using a conduit reaction force applied to an end of a conduit through which the tendon is threaded. Any suitable tendon tension sensor can be employed that uses the conduit reaction force for this purpose. In one non-limiting embodiment, the tendon... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100121224 - Balloon for measuring pressure related to oral cavity and method for producing the same: A balloon for measuring a pressure related to the oral cavity including a pressure-receiving portion 20 that is formed of an elastic material and that internally forms an enclosed space and a tubular portion 21 that is formed integrally with the pressure-receiving portion, the balloon being configured to detect the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100121225 - Device and method for examining a body lumen: A system and method for indicating transferability of a non-dissolvable target in-vivo device through the GI tract are described. The in vivo system includes a dissolvable in-vivo device which has two operational phases; an initial phase in which the device is of initial dimensions and a final phase in which... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100121227 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for gathering and processing biometric and biomechanical data: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100121228 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for gathering and processing biometric and biomechanical data: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100121226 - Fall detection system: The invention relates to a fall detection system, for detecting human fall incidents. The detection system comprises a sensor module to be worn by a user, for collecting motion data of his body, for instance acceleration data; first evaluation logic for identifying a potential fall incident on the basis of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
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20100113860 - Temporary tattoo cover and related method: A cover for protecting a temporary mark on a person's skin includes a transparent layer and an associated opaque layer, wherein the opaque layer features an opening through which the temporary mark may be located as the cover is applied. An adhesive is superimposed upon the transparent layer in order... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100113861 - Metallic nanoparticles with coated shells and applications of same: A process or method for treating cancer. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of providing a plurality of metallic nanoparticles, wherein each of the plurality of metallic nanoparticles has a core formed with a first metallic material, and a shell formed with a non-metallic material containing carbon, and... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100113863 - Methods and systems for using transcranial magnetic stimulation to enhance cognitive performance: Methods and systems are provided for using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enhance cognitive performance of at least one subject. At least one neural circuit is located in the brain of the subject, which is activated when the subject performs a predetermined task. Functional magnetic resonance imaging maps may be... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100113862 - Treatment of amelioration of arthritic joint pain: An apparatus for treatment of pain includes a coil formed by a generally flat elliptical base member wrapped by wire in two separated grooves spaced axially along the outer surface and a portable battery powered generator unit for generating a current such that the electromagnetic field has a required magnitude... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100113864 - Incubator: In an incubator according to the present invention, a single incubator can be used in any state of four types of devices and thus obviates the need for having many types of devices. A canopy is lowered and raised. In addition to that, a left and right treatment door and... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100113865 - System and method for relaxation: A system (10) for relaxation, the system (10) comprising: electrodes (15) worn by a user to measure the electrocardiogram (ECG) of the user; a processor (18) to process the ECG to remove noise and analyse the ECG signal in the time and frequency domains, and compute an index of stress... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100113866 - Atraumatic medical device anchoring and delivery system: Systems and methods are delineated for treating urinary incontinence (UI). And more generally, systems and methods are delineated for providing medical treatment, wherein such systems and methods include means for attaching a structure to a patient and removing the structure without damage to the structure or the patient. An exemplary... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100113867 - Methods for maintaining genetic stability of inbred animal strains: The present invention provides novel methods of maintaining genetic stability of non-human animal inbred strains. In the methods, pedigree-tracked cryopreserved embryos or gametes or pre-gametes derived from a foundation colony are produced and used to re-establish the foundation colony at appropriate intervals.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100113869 - Systems and methods for treating anterior pelvic organ prolapse: A system for treating anterior pelvic organ prolapse according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a cape for supporting an anterior organ (such as a bladder) that has prolapsed into a vagina, a plurality of support arms coupled to the cape, and a plurality of fasteners for attaching... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100113870 - Systems and methods for treating posterior pelvic organ prolapse: A system for treating posterior pelvic organ prolapse according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a cape for supporting a posterior organ (such as a rectum and/or bowel) that has prolapsed into a vagina, a plurality of support arms coupled to the cape, and a plurality of fasteners... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100113868 - Systems and methods for treating stress urinary incontinence: Systems and methods are delineated for treating urinary incontinence (UI). An exemplary system comprises a strip of mesh having a primary axis and a secondary axis orthogonal to the primary axis; a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end located at opposite ends of... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100113871 - Antimicrobial coating: The invention relates to a formulation for preparing an antimicrobial lubricious hydrophilic coating, which formulation comprises a hydrophilic polymer; an initiator; particles comprising metallic silver (i.e. Ag°); and a carrier liquid. The invention further relates to an article comprising a hydrophilic coating on a surface wherein the coating comprises a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100113872 - Medical apparatus and procedure of installing medical apparatus in patient: A medical apparatus includes a medical instrument that is introduced into a body cavity and has a driven posture control portion; a fixing portion for fixing the medical instrument to a body wall inside a body cavity; a movable portion that is interposed between the medical instrument and the fixing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100113873 - Suturing device and suturing system: A suturing device for suturing tissues by using a suturing unit having an anchor mounted to an end portion of a suturing thread is provided, the suturing device including: a pair of first and second jaws which are opened or closed so as to grip the tissue; a hollow needle... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100113874 - Teleoperated endoscopic capsule: Teleoperated endoscopic capsule for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes inside a cavity in a human body, comprising a body (11) having a front part (12) and a rear part (13), locomotion legs (18) able to project from the body (11) and, moving means (19) for said legs (18) housed in the... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100113875 - Endoscope and movement control system of the same: Disclosed are an endoscope and a system for controlling movement of the same. The system includes an elastic spring having a predetermined length, a camera mounted on an end of the elastic spring, a plurality of link bodies shaped to fit around the elastic spring and disposed to have a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100113876 - Endoscope apparatus and endoscope-image recording method: An endoscope apparatus including an insertion portion for insertion into a body cavity; an image-acquisition unit disposed at a tip thereof that acquires an image of the inside of the body cavity; an insertion-length measuring unit disposed at a base end of the insertion portion that measures an insertion length... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100113877 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus having a medical device that is utilized to perform a predetermined medical action, includes an energy supply source including an attachment/detachment portion to/from which the medical device is attached/detached, and supplies energy when the medical device is utilized to perform the predetermined medical action, an energy output... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100113878 - Endoscopic multi-purpose treatment hood and endoscope: On the periphery of a silicon tube 12, a plurality of insertion holes 14 extending in the axial direction of the silicon tube 12 for fitting treatment tools such as a precutting knife 30, a puncture needle 32, a hook knife 34, and a high-frequency snare 36 are formed. Accordingly,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100113879 - Endoscope and flexible tube thereof: A flexible tube making up most of the length, in the longitudinal direction, of an insertion section of an endoscope from a connection section of the insertion section to a manipulation section. The flexible tube including a helical tube formed with a strip shaped member wound in a helical shape... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100113880 - Gastrostomy-jejunostomy tube apparatus and method for endoscopically placing same within a patient: A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy-jejunostomy (G-J) tube apparatus has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy-jejunostomy (PEG-J) tube unit and a jejunostomy (J-tube). The PEG-J tube unit includes two interconnected tubes extending in a side-by-side orientation with respect to each other and a posterior bumper encompassing both of the interconnected tubes adjacent a first... Agent: David Odell Simmons

20100113881 - Surgical retractor extensions: A method of preventing tissue creep using 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... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100113883 - Surgical access port with adjustable ring geometry: A surgical access device has an instrument seal. A wound protector is connectable to the instrument seal. The wound protector comprises a distal ring, a proximal ring, and a resilient sleeve extending between the distal and proximal rings. The diameter of the distal ring is adjustable between a retracted position... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100113882 - Surgical access port with multilayered tortuous path seal: A surgical access device includes a wound protector and an instrument seal. The instrument seal comprises a plurality of resilient membranes each having a plurality of parallel slits. The membranes are stacked relative one another to create a tortuous path preventing insufflatory gases from escaping through the instrument seal.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100113884 - 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.

20100113885 - Retractor assemblies for surgery in a patient: An assembly for tissue retraction in surgery includes a pair of arm members removably positioned on and movable along an elongate support member. The arm members each include an external housing, a locking member positioned within the external housing and a passageway extending through the external housing and the locking... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100113886 - Surgical port assembly: A surgical port comprising a body and first and second cannula extending from the body and movable with respect to the body via an instrument inserted through the respective cannula. The cannulas can extend distally from the body and can include one or more seals. A port assembly and first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100113887 - Patient-based parameter generation systems for medical injection procedures: A system includes a parameter generation system to determine parameters of at least one phase of an injection procedure based at least in part upon a type of the injection procedure. The parameter generator system determines the amount of a pharmaceutical that is to be delivered to a patient at... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100113889 - Cardiac risk stratification utilizing baroreflex sensitivity measurement: A monitoring or therapy system may obtain a baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) measurement via an implantable medical device (IMD). The monitoring or therapy system then may generate a risk stratification indicator based on the BRS measurement. In some examples, the IMD generates the risk stratification indicator, while in other examples, an... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113888 - Heart failure decompensation determination: Heart failure decompensation is detected by sensing at least one physiological signal. Values of at least two different heart failure variables are derived using one or more physiological signals and a threshold for the first heart failure variable is adjusted in response to the value of the second heart failure... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113890 - Heart failure patient management using an implantable monitoring system: An implantable medical device system and method provide physiological variable monitoring for use in patient management. A target value for a physiological variable and formulations for computing metrics of the physiological variable are stored. Values of the physiological variable are determined from a sensed physiological signal and are used to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113891 - Hemodialysis patient data acquisition, management and analysis system: A hemodialysis patient data acquisition and management system resides on a host computer which receives information from one or more non-invasive, optical blood monitors associated with a hemodialysis system. When a patient is undergoing hemodialysis treatment, a sensor assembly monitors the patient's blood flowing through the hemodialysis system and a... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100113892 - Method for determining personalized nutrition and diet using nutrigenomics and physiological data: This invention relates generally to providing nutrigenomic information tailored to that of the customer so that the customer can make informed decisions regarding diet, exercise, risks of disease and other health issues that result in a healthier lifestyle and prolonged lifespan. In particular the invention provides systems for research and... Agent: Bell & Associates

20100113893 - Method for measuring physiological stress: Method for determining physiological stress. One or more physiologic signals in a subject is detected. The one or more physiologic signals are processed to obtain one or more processed signals. The subject's stress level is estimated from the one or more processed signals. The one or more physiological signals may... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100113894 - Methods and devices for measuring core body temperature: A core body temperature measurement device includes a plurality of electronic temperature sensors (12, 12f, 12b, 132) operatively coupled with or near a surface (STA, PAA, BTT) having a surface temperature approximating the core body temperature, and a readout controller (10, 48, 68, 90, 124) including a maximum temperature reading... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100113895 - System and method for improving data management between implantable medical devices and external devices: Systems, methods and devices are provided for improving data management between implantable medical devices (IMDs) and external devices for the detection of volume overload and volume depletion conditions. Data acquired by the IMD is periodically communicated to the external device where a volume overload monitoring algorithm is operated to detect... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113896 - Diagnostic device with display module and leveraged component connections: The present invention provides an innovative means for efficient and secure component assembly and for ensuring secure electrical connections in a small diagnostics device where available space for fasteners is limited. In one embodiment, principles of leverage are employed to produce a force at a location where space is available.... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20100113899 - Alignment system for optically sampling a hand: This invention relates to measurements of material properties by determination of the response of a sample to incident radiation, and more specifically to the measurement of analytes such as glucose or alcohol in human tissue. Some example embodiments of the present invention provide an optical sampling apparatus including an optical... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20100113898 - Apparatus and method of processing plurality of biologic signals: An apparatus for integrally processing a plurality of biologic signals includes a first signal processing module and a second signal processing module. The first processing module generates a signal for operating a sensing module, which includes a plurality of sensor groups which measures the plurality of biologic signals, and which... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100113897 - Continuous analyte monitoring assembly and methods of using the same: A continuous analyte monitoring assembly is adapted to assist in determining an analyte level of a fluid. The monitoring assembly includes a housing, electronics, an implantable sensor and a cannula. The housing has a bottom in which the bottom forms a recess. The electronics are located within the housing and... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100113900 - Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography: Optical coherence tomography (herein “OCT”) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue. For instance, if OCT is to be used... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100113901 - Contact lens integrated with a biosensor for the detection of glucose and other components in tears: The present invention provides contact lens with integrated biosensor for the continuous, non-invasive monitoring of physiological glucose by employing biocompatible nanostructure-laden lens materials. These contact lenses can be worn by diabetics who can colorimetrically see changes in their contact lens color or other fluorescence-based properties, giving an indication of tear... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100113903 - Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function: A memory in a sensor is used to store multiple coefficients for a physiological parameter. In one embodiment, not only are the sensor's specific calibration coefficients stored in a memory in the sensor for the formula to determine oxygen saturation, but multiple sets of coefficients are stored. The multiple sets... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100113902 - Small bore magnetic resonance imaging photoplethysmographic sensor: An efficient, effective, MRI compatible small bore MRI noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor for animals such as small rodents, namely rats and mice. The photoplethysmographic sensor for animals comprising: a non-magnetic sensor coupling attachable to an animal; fiber optic cable coupled to the sensor coupling and configured to deliver a signal to... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20100113904 - System and method for facilitating observation of monitored physiologic data: Present embodiments are directed to a system and method capable of detecting and graphically indicating physiologic patterns in patient data. For example, present embodiments may include a monitoring system that includes a monitor capable of receiving input relating to patient physiological parameters and providing indications or alarms related to oxygen... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100113905 - Ultrasound image display with additional information using ppg and ecg signals: An embodiment for displaying an ultrasound image with additional information using a photoplenthysmography (PPG) signal and an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal in an ultrasound system is disclosed. The ultrasound system includes a photoplenthysmography (PPG) signal generating unit and an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal generating unit. The PPF signal generating unit and the... Agent: Jones Day

20100113906 - Hybrid basket catheters: The invention provides hybrid basket-type intravascular catheter probes designed to optimize blood vessel wall contact or close proximity while traversing tortuous curves. Related diagnostic systems and methods are also provided.... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100113907 - Tubular sensor for the detection of an analyte: An implantable sensor can be used for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a medium, particularly in a body tissue and/or a body fluid. The implantable sensor can comprise a flexible, tubular sensor element. This sensor element has a tubular body on which at least two electrode... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100113908 - System and method for facilitating observation of monitored physiologic data: Present embodiments are directed to a system and method capable of detecting and graphically indicating physiologic patterns in patient data. For example, present embodiments may include a monitoring system that includes a monitor capable of receiving input relating to patient physiological parameters and storing historical data related to the parameters.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100113909 - System and method for facilitating observation of monitored physiologic data: Present embodiments are directed to a system and method capable of detecting and graphically indicating physiologic patterns in patient data. For example, present embodiments may include a monitoring system that includes a monitor capable of receiving input relating to patient physiological parameters and storing historical data related to the parameters.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100113910 - Sensor arrangement and method for monitoring physiological parameters: The invention refers to a sensor arrangement with at least one sensor and a method for monitoring physiological aparameters of a person, a textile fabric and a use of a textile fabric. An sensor arrangement is described that is suited to improve signal quality and suppress noise, for instance in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100113911 - System for delivering conformal radiation therapy while simultaneously imaging soft tissue: A device and a process for performing high temporal- and spatial-resolution MR imaging of the anatomy of a patient during intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to directly measure and control the highly conformal ionizing radiation dose delivered to the patient for the treatment of diseases caused by proliferative tissue disorders.... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20100113912 - Small diameter mri marker and related method: A marker comprising a hollow body filled with a magnetic resonance imaging medium is used to mark specific surface areas of concern or sources of pain on a patient's skin prior to commencing MRI imaging procedures. The hollow body is sized such that the marker appears on less than five... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100113913 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, bed device for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and table top of bed device for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A number of C-FRP molded material sections that are elongated and made from a carbon fiber reinforced plastic are placed parallel to each other. The C-FRP molded material sections are insulated from each other by honeycomb material sections that are made from an insulating and nonmagnetic material. The C-FRP molded... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100113914 - Blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus and method, and magnetic resonance imaging system: A blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus acquires data from a plurality of regions lying in slices set to a subject with a contrast agent injected therein and analyzes blood flow dynamics of the subject, based on the data. The apparatus includes a contrast agent concentration profile generation device for generating... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100113915 - Orthogonally positioned tagging imaging method for arterial labeling with fair: Methods, devices, and systems for creating an MRI image using an orthogonally positioned tagging imaging method for arterial labeling with FAIR. Embodiments of the present methods for creating an MRI image may include positioning a perfusion imaging plane that corresponds to an image target area of an imaging object, and... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100113919 - Catheter arangement for insertion into a blood vessel for minimally invasive intervention: t

20100113917 - System and method for tracking object: In one embodiment, a position transponder for operation inside the body of a subject is provided. The transponder comprises a variable resistor and a magneto resistor coupled to the variable resistor. The variable resistor comprises an electronic device having a gate terminal, a source terminal and a drain terminal and... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100113918 - System and method for tracking object: In one embodiment, a position transponder for operation inside the body of a subject is provided. The transponder comprises a sensor coil and a magneto resistor coupled in series to the sensor coil.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100113916 - Systems and methods for endotracheal tube positioning: Certain embodiments of the presently described technology provide methods and systems for positioning of an endotracheal tube. Certain embodiments provide an endotracheal tube system including an endotracheal tube and a removable positioning member. The endotracheal tube is sized and adapted for providing airway maintenance during an endotracheal procedure. The removable... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100113920 - Methods for defining and marking tissue: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100113921 - Systems and methods for object surface estimation: Systems and methods are provided that provide for surface estimation of an object. In particular, the surface estimation can be determined with little or no a priori information regarding the position or topography of the object within a given volume. In select embodiments, the systems and methods can be used... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100113922 - Methods and devices for removing tissue from a patient and placing a marker in the patient: The device is used to remove tissue from a patient and to also place a marker in the patient. The device has an opening through which tissue enters the device. The tissue, which enters the opening is cut and the tissue is removed. The device may be used a number... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100113924 - Automatically supplying a pressurizing unit of a medical injection device with fluid: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for automatically supplying a pressurizing unit (e.g., syringe) that is used with a powered medical fluid injection device with fluid. An example method performed by the medical fluid injection device includes obtaining operational state information of the medical fluid injection device, wherein the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100113923 - Mating mechanism for a pressurizing unit and corresponding sleeve in a medical fluid injection device: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for providing a mating mechanism between at least one pressurizing unit and at least one corresponding sleeve in a powered medical fluid injection device. An example powered medical fluid injection device includes a sleeve and an injector head coupled to the sleeve. The... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100113926 - System and method for clutter filter processing for improved adaptive beamforming: A method for clutter filter processing is provided. The method provides for extracting a blood component from an element signal produced by an element to obtain a filtered element signal, and extracting a blood component from a beamsum signal to obtain a filtered beamsum signal, calculating a time delay estimate... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100113925 - Ultrasound transmitter: A system and method for providing a high voltage ultrasonic drive signal from an ultrasound transmitter are disclosed herein. An ultrasound transmitter includes a first plurality of drive transistors. A bias network is coupled to at least one transistor of the first plurality of drive transistors. A first switch is... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100113928 - System and method for delivery of energy to tissue while compensating for collateral tissue: A tissue ablation method for treating atrial fibrillation in a patient comprises locating an ostium of a pulmonary vein and positioning an interventional catheter adjacent the ostium. The interventional catheter has an energy source. Collateral tissue adjacent the ostium is located and tissue around the ostium is ablated with energy... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn

20100113927 - Ultrasonic apparatus: A high-quality image pickup is performed even when there is a strong reflector, and image pickup and therapy are performed without reducing overall sound pressure even when there is a site which should not be exposed to a high sound pressure. Data for setting a desired beam is acquired, the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100113929 - High-frequency ultrasonic imaging system and method: Since high-frequency ultrasound provides the advantage of high spatial resolution, it has been applied to relevant fields of medical imaging research. Due to a lack of high-frequency ultrasonic transducer with array structure, the high-frequency ultrasonic transducer must be performed in a fixed depth of focus during scanning. A swept scanning... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100113930 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device: In one aspect of the present invention, an object is to provide an ultrasonic diagnostic device that simultaneously displays an IMT and the elastic indices of a blood vessel to accurately determine, through composite observations, the risk for developing arteriosclerosis. According to one aspect of the present invention, there is... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100113931 - Ultrasound system and method for providing three-dimensional ultrasound images: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and method capable of providing three-dimensional ultrasound images. The ultrasound system of the present invention transmits ultrasound signals to a target object, receives ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object and acquires ultrasound data based on the ultrasound echo signals. The... Agent: Jones Day

20100113932 - Rapid and accurate detection of bone quality using ultrasound critical angle reflectometry: The present invention is an apparatus, method and system for determining the coefficient of elasticity of a target by detecting an ultracritical reflection of ultrasound waves directed at the target using an ultrasound transducer at two or more angles simultaneously and calculating the elasticity coefficient of the target.... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100113933 - Chirp reversal ultrasound contrast imaging: The invention relates to a method for detecting and imaging ultrasound echo signals returned from a target object comprising microbubbles, said microbubbles being characterized by a resonance frequency, said method comprising the steps of irradiating said target object with at least a first and second successive excitation signals, said first... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100113934 - Low power continuous wave ultrasound transmitter: A system and method for providing a continuous wave (“CW”) ultrasonic drive signal and a B-mode ultrasonic drive signal from an ultrasonic transmitter are disclosed herein. An ultrasonic transmitter includes a first shunt transistor and a second shunt transistor. The first shunt transistor shunts positive transmitter output voltage to ground.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100113935 - Ultrasound transmitter: A system and method for providing a high voltage ultrasonic drive signal from an ultrasound transmitter are disclosed herein. An ultrasound transmitter includes a first driver and a second driver. Each of the drivers includes an N-type device and a P-type device. The N-type device and the P-type device of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100113936 - Ultrasound transmitter: A system and method for providing a high voltage ultrasonic drive signal from an ultrasound transmitter are disclosed herein. An ultrasound transmitter includes a first driver and a bias network. The first driver includes a first plurality of drive transistors that when activated drive an ultrasound transmitter output to a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100113937 - Pressing device, and ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus using the pressing device: s

20100113938 - Miniature actuator mechanism for intravascular imaging: The present invention relates to a new intravascular imaging device based on a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator mechanism embedded inside an elongate member such as a guide wire or catheter. The present invention utilizes a novel SMA mechanism to provide side-looking imaging by providing movement for an ultrasound transducer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100113939 - Smart balloon catheter: The invention provides techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of a narrowing lumen with a smart balloon catheter. The smart balloon catheter includes pressure and diameter sensing features along with a feedback system to control the dilation of the balloon. Ambient pressure of the lumen is detected with multiple pressure... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100113940 - Wound goggles: Appropriate assessment of wound oxygenation is critical to establish a diagnosis, to monitor the effect of the treatment, to guide the therapeutic process, to identify the presence of infection, and to predict the treatment outcome. Embodied systems and methods represent an enabling technology for noninvasive and objective assessment of wound... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100113941 - optical device for assessing optical depth in a sample: The present invention relates to an optical device for assessing optical depth (D) in a sample (100) illuminated by polarized radiation (20) from a source (10). A first and a second radiation guide have their end portions (3Oa′, 30b′) arranged for capturing reflected radiation (25a, 25b) from the sample. A... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100113942 - Optical imaging probe connector: An elongated optical guidewire assembly, such as for optically imaging a patient from within another catheter, can have a lead portion and a probe portion. A connector between the lead and probe portions can include a bore including first and second bore ends. The first bore end can include a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100113945 - Hemodynamic monitors and systems and methods for using them: Systems and methods are provided for determining the pressure-volume relationship for one or more chambers of a heart, e.g., to guide pharmacologic or other treatment of congestive heart failure. An implantable device includes a catheter including a distal end sized for introduction into a chamber of a heart, a pressure... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100113944 - Interpolating left ventricular pressures: Exemplary techniques and systems for interpolating left ventricular pressures are described. One technique interpolates pressures within the left ventricle from blood pressures gathered without directly sensing blood pressure in the left ventricle.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100113943 - System and method for simultaneous central and brachial arterial pressure monitoring: An implantable medical device system and corresponding method to monitor blood pressure by transforming a measured pressure signal to estimate a blood pressure metric or waveform corresponding to a target site. An implantable sensor generates a signal corresponding to blood pressure at a first arterial branch location and a processor... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113946 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure: Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure. The blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a pressure sensor detecting a sphygmus wave and pressure of a blood vessel in a subject, a pulse detecting unit detecting a peak-to-peak interval of the sphygmus wave of the subject, an optimum rate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100113947 - Apparatus and method of measuring blood pressure: Provided is a blood pressure measuring apparatus including: a pressurizing unit applying pressure to a blood vessel according to a first condition or a second condition; a pressure sensor sensing a sphygmus wave and a pressure of the blood vessel from the blood vessel under the first condition or the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100113948 - Heart rate measurement: A reflective photoplethysmograph sensor (for example mounted in an earpiece) arranged for photoplethysmograph measurements behind a subject's ear is provided. Also provided is a wearable photoplethysmograph heart rate sensor which includes a plurality of radiation detectors defining respective sensing planes which are tilted with respect to each other. Further there... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100113949 - Systems and methods for measuring pulse wave velocity with an intravascular device: The systems and methods described herein allow measurement of the velocity of a pulse wave propagating within a body lumen using an intravascular elongate medical device. The elongate medical device can include a data collection device configured to collect pulse wave data at a location within the lumen. The data... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.

20100113952 - Apparatus and method for the identification of fake fingerprints: An apparatus for identifying fake fingerprints has electrodes disposed along a platen surface of a fingerprint scanner and whether or not the skin of one or more fingers presented to the surface are real and alive is determined in accordance with analysis of electrical signals received from the electrodes. Electronics... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher South Winton Court

20100113951 - Method and attenuator for detection and iterative attenuation of spikes in complex signals: A method of attenuating spikes in a complex signal comprises examining the complex signal to detect spikes therein and for each detected spike, generating an estimate inverse signal and applying the estimate inverse signal to the complex signal to attenuate the spike associated with the estimate inverse signal.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100113950 - Seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor: This is directed to an electronic device having an integrated sensor for detecting a user's cardiac activity and cardiac electrical signals. The electronic device can include a heart sensor having several leads for detecting a user's cardiac signals. The leads can be coupled to interior surfaces of the electronic device... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100113953 - System for verifying the integrity of cardiac complex templates: A method and system for verifying the integrity of normal sinus rhythm (NSR) templates and updating the NSR template after selected time intervals. At selected time intervals after establishing a NSR template, cardiac complexes are sensed and values for one or more cardiac parameters are measured. The values of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100113954 - Device and method to detect the severity of ischemia and heart attack risk: A device and method of detecting the severity of myocardial ischemia and heart attack risk is provided. The method includes obtaining an electrogram signal, determining T-wave measurements based on the electrogram signal, and determining ST segment measurements based on the electrogram signal. The method also includes identifying T-wave alternans based... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113955 - Oral-nasal cannula system enabling co2 and breath flow measurement: An oral-nasal cannula comprising at least one nasal breath inlet for carbon dioxide (CO2) sampling; and at least one nasal breath inlet for flow measurement, wherein said at least one nasal breath inlet for flow measurement is separated from said at least one nasal breath inlet for CO2 sampling, such... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100113958 - Active implantable medical device integrating spirometric means for diagnosing lung diseases: An active implantable medical device, integrating a spirometric function for the diagnosis of lung diseases is disclosed. The active implantable medical device measures the respiratory activity of a patient to collect a transthoracic impedance signal according to changes in lung volume. The active implantable medical device comprises a spirometer function... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100113956 - Nasal cannula for acquiring breathing information: A nasal cannula for monitoring symptoms of sleep apnea and hypopnea, including an elongated main body having a main body chamber and first and second nares to be received within first and second nasal passages of a patient's nose and at least one mouthpiece extending to a patient's mouth. The... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100113957 - System, method and apparatus for monitoring a medical condition: The present invention provides a device for use in monitoring a sleep apnoea condition, the device includes a cannula arranged to pass into a mask that is connectable to an airway pressure machine. The cannula may be utilised to administer the test while the mask is utilised to deliver airway... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100113960 - Method and system for jointly monitoring physiological conditions: A method for providing an indication of a state of awareness for a patient, includes the steps of arranging data of an EEG and EMG power spectrogram to provide power versus frequency in a log-log arrangement; calculating a first best-fit line for a lower frequency region of the EEG power... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc

20100113959 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) methods and apparatus: In one aspect, a portable transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device for delivering a TMS procedure is provided. The portable TMS device comprises at least one coil that, when energized, generates electromagnetic energy, a helmet adapted to fit a user's head and configured to hold the at least one coil in... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100113964 - Determining intercardiac impedance: A system and method for determining complex intercardiac impedance to detect various cardiac functions are disclosed involving a signal generator means for providing an adjustable direct current signal, a modulator for modulating the adjustable direct current signal to produce a modulated signal, at least one electrode for propagating the modulated... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113963 - Impedance guided tunneling tool: A system includes a first electrode at a tip of a tunneling tool and a second electrode. The system includes a circuit configured to determine whether the tip of the tunneling tool is within subcutaneous fat tissue or muscle tissue of a patient based on a measurement of an impedance... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113965 - Internal systems imbalance determination and its use for selection of food supplements and/or vitamins: An internal systems imbalance determining method for use in the determination of suitable food supplements provision for a patient, is provided. The patient has on his skin at least one sensing zone with at least one measurement point located therein, and at least one stimulation point. The method includes providing... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100113961 - Medical device for determining the posture of patient: The present invention relates to a method for determining the posture of a patient. The method comprises the steps of: initiating (50, 52) a patient posture determining session by performing an electrical bio-impedance measurement session in at least one of a number of different electrode configurations in order to measure... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100113962 - System and method to localize changes in intrathoracic fluid content using measured impedance in an implantable device: An implantable medical device and associated methods monitor thoracic fluid status and discriminate thoracic fluid conditions. Intrathoracic impedance is measured along multiple intrathoracic measurement vectors using implanted electrodes. A map of thoracic conductivity is computed using the measured intrathoracic impedances. A thoracic fluid condition is detected in response to the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100113966 - Force transducer, medical instrument, and machine implemented method: A force transducer comprises a handle operably connected to a probe having an elongate tip. The force transducer includes a biasing element arranged with respect to the handle, in force transmitting communication with the probe, and a detector operable to detect a degree of force applied between the probe and... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100113968 - Catheter air management system: An air management system is described for removing and reintroducing a desired amount of air into an air passage of a pressure measurement catheter. More specifically, the system includes a cylindrical housing, check valves in communication with the housing and an moveable shaft with multiple sealing members along its length.... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100113969 - Catheter having an auxiliary lumen for use with a functional measurement wire: The present invention relates to a surgical catheter, and more particularly, a balloon catheter having an auxiliary lumen configured to permit the advancement of a functional measurement wire to a treatment site. The auxiliary lumen communicates with a working lumen that is configured to permit the advancement of a guidewire... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100113967 - Catheter with pressure sensor: A pressure sensor assembly is disclosed which includes a flaccid tube having two mounting sleeve members that bond the tube to a distal end of a catheter. The catheter includes an aperture located beneath the tube and in communication with an air passage. As the pressure outside the tube changes,... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100113970 - Biopsy device: A biopsy device includes a support base for supporting a mass to be examined, a compression plate for compressing and holding the mass to be examined against the support base, and a biopsy needle moving mechanism for moving a biopsy needle in a plane along the compression plate as well... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100113971 - Biopsy device with translating valve mechanism: A biopsy device comprises a cannula having a transverse tissue receiving aperture and a cutter that is movable relative to the cannula to sever tissue protruding through the aperture. A first valve assembly comprises a first valve body and a first actuator. The first valve body has a first port,... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100113973 - Biopsy device with rotatable tissue sample holder: A biopsy device comprises a probe body, a cannula extending distally from the probe body, a cutter moveable relative to the cannula to sever tissue, and a tissue sample holder coupled with the probe body. The tissue sample holder comprises a rotatable member and at least one removable member secured... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100113972 - Biopsy needle device and method for using same: An improved biopsy needle includes a cannula having an open back end and a tip portion, the open back end is retained in a removeably fixed position by a biopsy gun. The cannula tip portion has a retractable cover for covering a cutting instrument when the cannula is inserted into... Agent: Larson And Larson

20100113974 - Method and apparatus for collection of biological samples: The present invention provides a device for collection of biological material from the preputial region of a male animal. The basic principles for collection of the biological material are using a collection tip configured for filling the preputial space and scraping the mucosal walls when the device is pulled from... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100113975 - Sample taking device, and sample taking methods: Sampling device for obtaining a sample of an analyte, comprising a feed line (30) and a discharge line (40) as well as an analyte feed chamber (13) in fluidic connection between the feed line and the discharge line, the analyte feed chamber having an opening (14) which is provided with... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100113976 - Sealing cap for a body fluid container and a blood collection device: A sealing cap for a body fluid container, and a body fluid collection device and system are disclosed. The sealing cap includes an inner cap placeable on an opening in the body fluid container forming a mouth, the inner cap has a shielding member which seals the mouth of the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100113978 - Integrated analytical test element: A lancet integrated test element (LIT) includes an incision forming member that has a cutting end configured to form an incision in tissue. A test element is attached to the incision forming member to test fluid from the incision. The test element has a sampling end with a sample opening... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100113977 - Integrated disposable for automatic or manual blood dosing: An integrated sampling device defines a first opening and a second opening. The first opening is connected to a channel for drawing fluid automatically towards a test media upon incision by an incision portion. The second opening is positioned over the test media allowing manual sampling of fluid if the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100113980 - Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity systems: Hybrid terrain-adaptive lower-extremity apparatus and methods that perform in a variety of different situations by detecting the terrain that is being traversed, and adapting to the detected terrain. In some embodiments, the ability to control the apparatus for each of these situations builds upon five basic capabilities: (1) determining the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100113979 - Method and apparatus for quantitative assessment of neuromotor disorders: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for quantitative assessment of neuromotor disorders using sensors and analyzing the data collected from the sensors to determine if a patient suffers any neuromotor disorders. In one embodiment, the present invention is a system for assessing neuromotor disorders in a body including... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100113981 - Skin incision instrument and method for incising skin with the same: Provided are skin incision instrument to efficiently incise minimal portions and a method for incising skin with the skin incision instrument. The skin incision instrument according to the present invention comprises a holder, a needle, a needle drive unit, a skin expander, and a reader, wherein the needle and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100113982 - System for measurement and analysis of movement of anatomical joints and/or mechanical systems: A system and method for measuring and analyzing movement of anatomical joints and/or mechanical systems, comprising one or more sensors capable of detecting human or animal joint movement or rotary or linear movement as created by sports, fitness or physical therapy machines and equipment; a sensor support system that enables... Agent: Thomas J. Brindisi, Esq.

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