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20100160711 - Fillers and methods for displacing tissues to improve radiological outcomes: Certain embodiments include a method of improvising radiological outcomes by introducing a filler to between a first tissue location and a second tissue location to increase a distance between the first tissue location and the second tissue location, and administering a dose of radioactivity to at least the first tissue... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

20100160712 - Method and apparatus for magnetic induction therapy: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve. The energy generators... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100160713 - Device and method for electromagnetic stimulation of a process within living organisms: Device for applying an electromagnetic field for stimulation of a process within a living organism when applied to at least part of a body, comprising a driver for generating a time varying drive signal and a transducer responsive to said drive signal for generating a time varying electromagnetic field signal... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100160714 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid has a hearing aid component, a brain wave signal receiver configured to receive brain wave signals, and a hearing aid controller configured to control the hearing aid component dependent on the detected brain wave signals. Therefore the hearing aid can be controlled by the detected brain wave... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100160715 - Method of minimal invasive tunneling: An implantable apparatus and related methods for placement of a sling so as to provide a controllable restriction about a body lumen for restoring controlled fecal continence. The sling is generally inserted through the use of a tunneler for defining tunnels in which the sling may be inserted to provide... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100160716 - Biased artificial sphincter cuff: An embodiment of a cuff for use an as artificial sphincter comprises an inflatable chamber and a backing. The inflatable chamber includes opposing inside and outside surfaces and inflated and deflated states. The backing is adjacent the outside surface of the chamber. The inside surface of the chamber and/or the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100160717 - In vitro fertilization: Methods of in vitro fertilization wherein said method includes preimplantation genetic diagnosis of all 24 chromosomes of an IVF embryo comprising whole genome amplification and SNP-based microarray analyses are disclosed.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100160718 - Apparatus and method for mounting an external scaffold to a vascular graft: A method for securing a compliant scaffold to an outer surface of a vascular graft includes positioning the scaffold radially about an elongated support tube which includes first and second radially outwardly flared end portions respectively defining first and second open ends of the support tube. The method further includes... Agent: Haugen Law Firm Pllp

20100160721 - Cardiac support device with differential compliance: A cardiac support device comprising a jacket of flexible and biocompatible material having a first axis for alignment generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of a patient's heart and a second axis that is transverse to the first axis. The material exhibits an amount of expansion in response to a... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100160720 - Closed-chest stabilization system and methods for minimally invasive heart surgery: Stabilization systems and methods for various procedures (e.g., tissue ablation procedures) are disclosed. An exemplary stabilization system for use in a medical procedure may include a housing structure having a base portion, the housing structure insertable into a patient's body. The system may also include a securement element on the... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100160719 - Devices, systems, and methods for pericardial access: Devices, systems, and methods for accessing tissue, including the internal and external tissues of the heart, are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the external surface of the heart through the pericardial space for localized delivery of leads to the heart tissue. At least... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100160722 - Penile prosthesis implantation device: A penile prosthesis implantation device comprises a barrel having a bore, an obturator and a needle clamp. The obturator has a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end. The second end of the obturator is adapted for slidable insertion into the bore of the barrel. The needle clamp... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100160723 - System to transport components of implantable penile prostheses: A delivery tool and related methods for transporting a pre-assembled implantable penile prosthesis to an operating room. The delivery tool includes at least a first cap with receptacles for receiving and retaining pre-connected components during transport to prevent shifting, tangling and/or damage to the pre-connected components. The receptacles can be... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100160724 - Flexible surgical instrument with links undergoing solid-state transitions: A surgical instrument has a tip section with several degrees of freedom of articulation and at least one link that may be too long for insertion through an entry guide that follows a curved path. Each long link is made of a shape memory alloy or another material having a... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100160726 - Guidewire and catheter locking device and method: Locking device that is mounted on an endoscope or the like for selectively securing the position of a guide wire and/or catheter relative to the endoscope or the like. The locking device preferably includes a side wall with an opening therein for receiving the proximal end of a guide wire... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100160725 - Methods and devices for endoscopic access to the heart: Disclosed are devices for cardioscopic and pericardioscopic access to the heart, including direct access to the left atrium. In certain embodiments, the device may comprise an atrial portal having a configuration such that the distal end of the atrial portal can access the atrium while the proximal end of the... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100160727 - Treatment tool for endoscope: A treatment tool for an endoscope which is transendoscopically inserted into a body cavity for use, and which includes: a sheath at least partially composed of mixed material in which thermoplastic resin and a crosslinking promoter are mixed; a manipulation wire inserted through the aforementioned sheath so as to be... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100160728 - Active medical apparatus system and drive control method: An active medical apparatus system includes: an active medical apparatus having a joint; an active medical apparatus driving section; an instruction input section; an instruction input section driving section to which information of a force acting on the active medical apparatus is fed back and inputted, and which drives the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100160730 - Endoscope apparatus: An operation portion of an endoscope includes: an insertion-portion-side housing (12) including an insertion portion 2 having a bending portion; a main-unit-side housing (13); and an operation lever (14) for operating a bending portion. The insertion-portion-side housing includes: wires (20a to 20d) for bending the bending portion; first engagement members... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100160729 - Systems and methods for directing instruments to varying positions at the distal end of a guide tube: Described herein are various systems and methods for directing endoscopy instruments to varying positions at a target site. In one aspect, at least one instrument channel has multiple exit points at the distal end of the guide tube, and the position of an instrument delivered through the channel may be... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100160733 - Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30)... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100160732 - Position detecting apparatus, body-insertable apparatus system, and position detecting method: A position detecting apparatus includes receiving antennas to receive a radio signal, transmitting antennas to transmit a radio signal for power supply to a capsule endoscope, a first and second linear magnetic field generators that generate first and second linear magnetic fields, a diffuse magnetic field generator that generates a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100160731 - Ultrasound-visualizable endoscopic access system: An endoscopic access system is provided including an outer cannula and a penetrating stylet. The stylet provides an enhanced echogenic profile configured to provide for effective navigation under ultrasound visualization in a patient body. The cannula may include a rounded distal margin configured to provide for efficient passage though the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100160734 - Endoscope having an endoscope shaft, in which an imaging optics is situated at the distal end thereof: An endoscope having an endoscope shaft is provided, which has an observation opening on its distal end, which is hermetically sealed using a transparent cover, and having an imaging optic, comprising multiple optic elements, which is situated inside the endoscope shaft in the area of its distal end spaced apart... Agent: Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A.

20100160735 - Steerable surgical access devices and methods: Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device configured to be introduced into a body. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided including a cannulated elongate shaft having a distal working end with a flexible steering platform. The flexible steering platform... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100160736 - Medical device with articulating shaft: A medical device (10) includes an articulating shaft (20, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, or 20f) with a pair of slat assemblies (31, 33). By moving an articulator (37), the slat assemblies (31, 33) are configured to concurrently push while the other pulls in order to bend the articulating shaft... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100160737 - Brain retractor apparatus for measuring and predicting electrophysiological parameters: Described is a surgical system for monitoring a patient's condition during surgery. One aspect is a non-contact EEG sensor. The non-contact EEG sensor can be used to predict the onset of physiological disorders. Another aspect includes the use of a plurality of pressure sensors to determine the pressure applied by... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100160738 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100160739 - Magnetic surgical retractor: A method for holding a hollow internal organ in a desired location during a medical procedure uses a retractor device and a gripper element, each of which includes a magnetic member, one being a first magnet and the other being either a second magnet or a non-magnetized magnetically permeable member.... Agent: David M Quinlan, PC

20100160741 - Medical device: A medical device measures a condition of a living body. The medical device includes a main body containing a measuring device inside, and a sheet member. The sheet member displays information on a user on one principal surface, with the other principal surface being attached to an outer surface of... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100160740 - Use of patterns in a therapy management system: A method of diabetes analysis includes obtaining average glucose level information for a time period over a plurality of days. A current event occurrence is determined. An event occurrence in the average glucose level information within the time period corresponding to the current event occurrence is determined, where the current... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100160743 - Apparatus and method for monitoring health index using electroconductive fiber: Provided are an apparatus and method for monitoring a health index using an electroconductive fiber. In the apparatus, a bio signal acquiring unit measures a bio signal using an electroconductive fiber which is worn around a part of a user's body and in which a resistance is varied according to... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100160744 - Biological signal sensor apparatus, wireless sensor network, and user interface system using biological signal sensor apparatus: A biological signal sensor apparatus worn on a user's body includes: a sensor unit for sensing physical states or movements of a user to generate biological signal data; a wireless communications unit for performing wireless data communications with a wireless sensor network to transmit the biological signal data; a sensor... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100160745 - Detection of food or drink consumption in order to control therapy or provide diagnostics: Methods and systems discriminate between food and drink intake, optionally with a single temperature sensor positioned in a patient's stomach. Ingestion events may be detected and the substance ingested is classified as either food or drink based on several characteristics of the intra-gastric temperature signal from before, during, and after... Agent: Intrapace, Inc. & Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

20100160746 - Integrated mobile healthcare system for cardiac care: A distributed sensor based mobile/remote monitoring system for the management of various types of disease is disclosed. The system is capable of continuously monitoring a variety of parameters relating to the state of various diseases. The parameter monitoring can be continuous, periodic or episodic. A system to manage particular types... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100160742 - Telemetry system and method: An telemetry system is disclosed herein. The telemetry system includes a sensor configured to obtain cardiac data, a first wireless device configured to store identification data, and a transmitter connected to the sensor. The transmitter includes a second wireless device. The transmitter is configured to directly receive the cardiac data... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100160747 - Selection of preferred sampling location on hand via minimization of sampling error, and optical alignment for repeatably sampling tissue: The present 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. The invention is particularly useful in connection with noncontact optical sampling of skin. Some... Agent: The Grafe Law Office, P.C.

20100160748 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100160749 - Implantable optical glucose sensing: Apparatus is provided, including a support configured to be implanted within a body of a subject and a sampling region coupled to the support. The apparatus is configured to passively allow passage through the sampling region of at least a portion of fluid from the subject. The apparatus also comprises... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100160751 - Photoplethysmographic sensor based blood gas monitor device for analysis, research and calibration in an extracorporeal circuit or extracorporeal pulse simulation system: A blood oxygenation monitoring device may comprise an extracorporeal pulse simulation system including one at least partially transparent blood holding element with a photoplethysmographic sensor coupled to the element and adapted to measure particular gas content of the blood. The system includes a pulse simulation mechanism configured to simulate pulsatile... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20100160750 - System and method for non-invasive spectroscopic detection for blood alcohol concentration: An apparatus and method for acquiring and analyzing a spectroscopic sample for a substance from a sampling region of the tissue of a person at an interstitial region between the fingers of the person, by way of a probe and a spectroscopic detector for radiating the interstitial region with electromagnetic... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100160752 - Detection, imaging and characterization of breast tumors: An optical system for in vivo non-invasive examination of breast tissue of a subject includes an optical module, a controller and a processor. The optical module includes an array of optical input ports and optical detection ports located in a selected geometrical pattern to provide a multiplicity of source-detector paths... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC

20100160753 - Wrist blood pressure monitor with an oximeter: A wrist blood pressure monitor with an oximeter, characterized in that the wrist blood pressure monitor and the oximeter are arranged on the same base; the length direction of the wrist blood pressure monitor is parallel to the width direction of an armband; and a finger hole of the oximeter... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20100160754 - Method and apparatus for quantification of optical properties of superficial volumes using small source-to-detector separations: A probe for obtaining quantitative optical properties and chromophore concentrations of tissue components in tissue in-vivo at superficial depths and at source-detector separations of 5 mm or less includes a source fiber providing light to expose the tissue, a diffuser layer into which light from the source fiber is directed... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100160756 - Membrane layer for electrochemical biosensor and method of accommodating electromagnetic and radiofrequency fields: A method comprising providing an in vivo electrochemical biosensor, the biosensor comprising an electrode surface, a flux-limiting layer covering at least a portion of the electrode surface, covering at least a portion of the flux-limiting layer with a hydrophilic polymer membrane, and preventing or eliminating disruption of the output signal... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100160755 - Polyelectrolytes as sublayers on electrochemical sensors: Disclosed herein is an electrochemical sensor for measuring an analyte in a subject. More particularly, sensors comprising a polyelectrolyte layer at least partially covering the electroactive surface of an electrode are disclosed.... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100160761 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100160759 - Combination communication device and medical device for communicating wirelessly with a remote medical device: An electronic device may selectively disable a bolus advice process according to which the electronic device recommends delivery of a bolus amount of a drug to a body of a user based on a plurality of factors including glucose concentration of the user. The electronic device may include a glucose... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100160757 - Device and method for assessing blood glucose control: A blood glucose and lifestyle tracking apparatus is disclosed. The blood glucose and lifestyle tracking apparatus provides a method for recording both blood glucose values for fasting, postprandial, and preprandial time periods and lifestyle factors.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20100160760 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices include unique architectural arrangement in... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100160758 - In vivo component measurement method and in vivo component measurement apparatus: An in vivo component measurement method comprises steps of: extracting a tissue fluid from a biological body into an extraction medium and accumulating an objective component and an inorganic ion in the extracted tissue fluid; acquiring ion information on a quantity of the accumulated inorganic ion; acquiring a component information... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100160762 - Sensors: A two-part sensor (1) comprising a first part comprising a sensing device (3) which senses information, a second part comprising a receiving device (5) which receives a measure of the information, and a connector (7) comprising at least one first portion (21) which is magnetic and is attached to one... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100160763 - Anti-interference physiological sensing device: An anti-interference physiological sensing device includes an electrode layer for detecting a physiological signal of an examinee, and an insulating layer disposed on a side of the electrode layer for insulating the electrode layer from static electricity interference.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100160764 - Automatic generation and utilization of a vascular roadmap: Apparatus and methods are described for receiving into at least one processor a set of images of blood vessels of a subject. A road map of the subject's blood vessels is generated, by automatically (a) deriving at least one image from the set of images of the blood vessels, based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100160765 - Therapeutic success prediction for atrial fibrillation: Certain embodiments of the invention provide methods of assessing a patient's risk for atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after receiving treatment with an AF treatment modality, that include determining, from left atrium (LA) tissue image data of a patient, a level of a parameter that is positively proportional to an amount... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100160766 - Magnetic resonance method and system for flow measurement: In a method for flow measurement with a magnetic resonance system and a correspondingly designed magnetic resonance system angiography measurement data of a volume are obtained within a body to be examined, a vessel is determined depending on a user input by means of the angiography measurement data, dimensions and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100160767 - Method for contrast-agent-free angiographic imaging in magnetic resonance tomography: A method for contrast-agent-free non-triggered angiographic imaging in magnetic resonance tomography that includes the steps of (S1) 2D or 3D measurement of a bodily region having a flow of blood, using a flow-insensitive SSFP sequence, (S2) measurement of the same bodily region using a flow-sensitive SSFP sequence, (S3) registration of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100160768 - Therapeutic outcome assessment for atrial fibrillation: Certain embodiments provide a method of assessing an outcome of an ablative atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment modality administered to a patient, the method including: determining, from left atrium (LA) tissue image data of a subject patient that has undergone an ablative AF treatment with the modality, at least one of:... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100160772 - Adaptable image guided delivery system: A navigation element for delivery of a therapy delivery system and method of enabling navigation of a therapy delivery system. The navigation element for a therapy delivery system comprises a flexible elongate tubular sheath having a lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, the lumen of the tubular body being sized to fit... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100160773 - Automatic quantitative vessel analysis at the location of an automatically-detected tool: Apparatus and methods are described including inserting a tool into a blood vessel, and, while the tool is within the blood vessel, acquiring an extraluminal image of the blood vessel. In the extraluminal image of the blood vessel, a location of a portion of the tool with respect to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100160770 - Catheter display showing tip angle and pressure: A method for displaying information includes receiving a measurement with respect to an invasive probe inside a body of a subject of at least one probe parameter, selected from a group of parameters consisting of a bend angle of the probe and a pressure on the probe. Responsively to the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100160769 - Electrode data analysis to indicate catheter stability and/or needle penetration success: Determining stability of a catheter is described. A first signal originating from a first region of a patient is monitored and a second signal originating from a second region of the patient is monitored. First components from a recurring interval of the second signal are extracted, where the recurring interval... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100160771 - Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100160774 - Method and apparatus for non-invasive cancerous tissue diagnosis and tomography using terahertz imaging: The primary objective of the present method and apparatus is to provide a transportable diagnosis system to examine the conditions of a human tissue. The method uses the most advanced Terahertz imaging system to detect and analyze cancerous tissues. The method has objective to detect and analyze cancerous tissues by... Agent: Manouchehr Motamedi

20100160775 - System for non-invasive heart treatment: The invention provides a non-invasive method for treatment of arrhythmia. In a first aspect, a method for treatment of atrial fibrillation in a heart of a patient comprises directing radiation from outside the patient toward one or more target treatment regions of the heart so as to inhibit the atrial... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100160776 - Fluoroscopic imaging system: A liquid injector (400) injects a medical liquid into a patient whose fluoroscopic image data is to be picked up and generates injection history data corresponding to the injection, and a control box (500) registers the injection history data in a RIS (100) in association with imaging order data. Accordingly,... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100160777 - Reverse deployment device: A site marker deployment device is disclosed. The site marker deployment device comprises an inner member and a deployment cannula. The inner member has a distal end. The deployment cannula has an open distal end. The deployment cannula is slidably disposed over the inner member and a site marker that... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100160778 - Method and apparatus for determining viscoelastic parameters in tissue: Described herein are a method and apparatus for determining viscoelastic parameters of a tissue. A vibration signal is applied to the tissue and displacements at a plurality of locations within the tissue are measured at a plurality of times. The viscoelastic parameters of the tissue, including elasticity and viscosity, can... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100160781 - Doppler and image guided device for negative feedback phased array hifu treatment of vascularized lesions: A noninvasive technique that can be used to deny blood flow to a particular region of tissue, without the inherent risks associated with invasive procedures such as surgery and minimally-invasive procedures such as embolization. Blood flow in selected portions of the vasculature can be occluded by selectively treating specific portions... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20100160782 - Methods and systems for fat reduction and/or cellulite treatment: A method can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat lobuli and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The ultrasound energy generates a conformal lesion with said ultrasound energy on a surface of a fat lobuli. The lesion creates an opening... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100160779 - Ultrasound system for cerebral blood flow imaging and microbubble-enhanced blood clot lysis: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is described which utilizes one or more transducer arrays affixed to the head of a patient to diagnose and treat stroke victims. The transducer headset produces a two or three dimensional image of the vasculature inside the cranium, preferably assisted by a microbubble contrast agent.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100160780 - Ultrasound system for cerebral blood flow imaging and microbubble-enhanced blood clot lysis: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is described which utilizes one or more transducer arrays affixed to the head of a patient to diagnose and treat stroke victims. The transducer headset produces a two or three dimensional image of the vasculature inside the cranium, preferably assisted by a microbubble contrast agent.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100160783 - Ultrasound imaging method and apparatus: An ultrasound imaging method includes scanning an inspected object with a first cluster of ultrasonic beams having a first frequency and a first steer angle, to produce a first sub-frame which is used as a reference frame, and scanning the inspected object with a second cluster of ultrasonic beams having... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100160784 - Wireless ultrasound probe with audible indicator: A wireless ultrasound probe has a probe case enclosing a transducer array, an acquisition circuit, a transceiver and a battery. The probe also includes a loudspeaker which produces audible sounds during use of the probe. The loudspeaker, which may be a piezoelectric loudspeaker, issues an alert when battery power is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100160785 - Wireless ultrasound probe cable: A wireless ultrasound probe has a probe case enclosing a transducer array, an acquisition circuit, a transceiver, a power circuit, and a rechargeable battery. The wireless probe also has a cable connector accessible from the exterior of the probe, for connection of a cable providing battery charging potential and/or imaging... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100160786 - Wireless ultrasound probe user interface: A wireless ultrasound probe has a probe case enclosing a transducer array, a probe controller, and a transceiver which wirelessly receives control signals from and transmits image signals to a host system. Mounted on the probe case is a liquid-tight user interface including basic probe user controls such as directional... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100160787 - Needle guides for a sonographic imaging device: Needle guide systems for a sonography device are disclosed. The needle guide systems include both fixed and adjustable and fixed needle guides. In one embodiment, the needle guide includes a needle guide body that is rotatably mounted to a probe of a sonography device. A plurality of needle channels is... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100160788 - Rotational intravascular ultrasound probe and method of manufacturing the same: A rotational intravascular ultrasound probe for insertion into a vasculature and a method of manufacturing the same. The rotational intravascular ultrasound probe comprises an elongate catheter having a flexible body and an elongate transducer shaft disposed within the flexible body. The transducer shaft comprises a proximal end portion, a distal... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100160791 - Porcine biliary tract imaging: The present invention includes apparatus and method to prevent surgical injury. The invention incorporates near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, which capitalizes on near infrared light's ability to penetrate deeply into tissues and spectroscopic capability to discern tissue's chemical properties. The present invention further characterized the NIR optical properties of bile containing... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100160789 - System and method for determining volume-related parameters of ocular and other biological tissues: A system and method for determining volume-related parameters of a biological tissue, such as ocular tissue, include a light source for projecting light towards the biological tissue, a receiver for receiving light reflected from the biological tissue at two spectral wavelengths, and an image acquisition system in communication with the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100160790 - Wearable photoacoustic vascular imaging system: A non-invasive wearable imaging apparatus for vascular detection employing photo-acoustic principle is disclosed. Additionally, a wearable micro-display component is also described. The method includes pulsed laser as an energy source at a wavelength range at which both the blood and the adjoining tissue absorb the light and convert the energy... Agent: The Travis Business Group, Inc.

20100160792 - Spectroscope with modified field-of-view: A spectroscope for detecting vulnerable plaques includes an optical fiber extending through a catheter. The optical fiber has a field-of-view that is modified to preferentially collect light scattered from deep within the wall of a blood vessel. Obstructions or curved optical surfaces can be used to modify the field of... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100160793 - Biosignal measurement modules and methods: A biosignal measurement module is provided and includes a biosignal measurement unit, a pose detection unit, and a processing unit. The biosignal measurement unit measures an electrocardiogram signal and a pulse signal of a subject. The pose detection unit detects a position of the biosignal measurement module and outputs position... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100160794 - Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cnibp): The present invention provides a technique for continuous measurement of blood pressure based on pulse transit time and which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘Composite Method’, is carried out with a body-worn monitor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100160795 - Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cnibp): The present invention provides a technique for continuous measurement of blood pressure based on pulse transit time and which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘Composite Method’, is carried out with a body-worn monitor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100160796 - Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cnibp): The present invention provides a technique for continuous measurement of blood pressure based on pulse transit time and which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘Composite Method’, is carried out with a body-worn monitor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100160797 - Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cnibp): The present invention provides a technique for continuous measurement of blood pressure based on pulse transit time and which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘Composite Method’, is carried out with a body-worn monitor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100160798 - Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cnibp): The present invention provides a technique for continuous measurement of blood pressure based on pulse transit time and which does not require any external calibration. This technique, referred to herein as the ‘Composite Method’, is carried out with a body-worn monitor that measures blood pressure and other vital signs, and... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100160799 - Methods and system for performing remote ischemic preconditioning: A system for remote ischemic preconditioning that includes a cuff, and actuator, and a controller that operates the actuator according to a treatment protocol. The treatment protocol includes a plurality of treatment cycles that each comprise cuff actuation, an ischemic duration, cuff release, and a reperfusion duration.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100160801 - Cardiac function change evaluating device: A cardiac function variation evaluation apparatus includes: a continuous flow type auxiliary artificial heart 20 connected to a ventricle (10A); a pressure sensor 30 for detecting ventricle (10A) internal pressure; and means (a personal computer 40) for evaluating contractile variation of the ventricle, to which the auxiliary artificial heart 20... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100160802 - Genetic variants as markers for use in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of eosinophilia, asthma, and myocardial infarction: Polymorphic variants (e.g., certain alleles of polymorphic markers) that have been found to be associated with high blood eosinophil counts, conditions causative of eosinophilia (e.g., asthma, myocardial infarction), and/or hypertension are provided herein. Such polymorphic markers are useful for diagnostic purposes, such as in methods of determining a susceptibility, and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100160800 - System and method for monitoring myocardial instability: A method of monitoring myocardial stability includes determining a window length representing an acceptable time period between potential start times associated with at least two physiologic indices and monitoring multiple physiologic indices representative of myocardial stability. Predetermined variations in each of the physiologic indices denote the potential start times and... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100160803 - Multi-channel bio-med electric signals capturing device based on a sound signal generation: A multi-channel bio-med electric signals capturing device includes: a detection channel unit, a control unit, a voice signal generator and a computer device. The detection channel unit is provided to detect bioelectric signals produced from human body and amplify the same. The control unit is provided to capture the amplified... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100160805 - Monitoring short term fluctuations in pr intervals following premature ventricular contractions: Implantable systems, and methods for use therein, perform at least one of a cardiac assessment and an autonomic assessment. Short-term fluctuations in PR intervals, that follow the premature contractions in the ventricles, are monitored. At least one of a cardiac assessment and an autonomic assessment is performed based on the... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100160804 - Monitoring variation patterns in physiological parameters associated with myocardial instability: A method of analyzing myocardial instability includes obtaining a physiological parameter representative of myocardial behavior over a set of cardiac cycles and determining reversal points in the physiological parameter over the set of cardiac cycles. The method also includes identifying myocardial instability based on the reversal points in the physiological... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100160806 - Methodology for automated signal morphology analysis in implantable electrotherapy and diagnostic systems: Systems and related methods for analyzing data sensed from a device implanted in a patient, such as a cardiac pacing system. The system detects and evaluates electric signals within the patient that share a common event marker. By using algorithms and graphical presentation of the collected signals having common event... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100160807 - Multi parametric classfication of cardiovascular sound: s

20100160808 - Interface system utilizing musticatory electromyogram: The interface system includes: an output section for visually presenting a manipulation menu for a device; a measurement section for measuring a masticatory electromyogram of a user; a menu presentation section for causing menu items of the manipulation menu to be presented in order via the output section; an amplitude... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100160809 - Core-temperature based herd management system and method: A system and method for managing a herd of animals possibly requiring medical treatment, such as cows in a feedlot. The animals are herded individually into a chute, where identification data is collected from a tag, and core temperature data is collected using a special non-contacting core temperature sensor. The... Agent: Chowdhury & Georgakis, P.c

20100160812 - Fine needle aspiration handle attachment: A removable attachment for selectively connecting coaxial medical instruments comprises a first instrument having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough. The first instrument comprises an arm extending from a fulcrum located on the first instrument and a second instrument movably placed within the lumen of... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100160813 - Medical apparatus and living tissue freezing and harvesting apparatus: A first trocar as an medical apparatus includes an insertion hole having a projection opening for leading out a biopsy forceps into a body of a subject, a lid body for blocking the projection opening of the insertion hole, and a cooling sheet for cryogenically cooling a biopsy portion arranged... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100160810 - Multi-orientation targeting set for mri biopsy device: A biopsy device targeting set includes a vertical member, a carriage that is vertically movable along the vertical member, and a cradle coupled with the carriage. The cradle has a pair of substantially perpendicular mounting arms. Each mounting arm has a recess that may receive a rail of the carriage,... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160811 - Z-stop feature of targeting set for mri biopsy device: A cradle assembly is configured to support a biopsy device. The cradle assembly comprises first support member and a second support member. A biopsy device may be supported by either the first support member or the second support member. A movement restriction member is operable to restrict the longitudinal distance... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160815 - Biopsy device with retractable cutter: A biopsy device comprises a targeting set assembly, a probe assembly, and a holster assembly, which are detachable from one another. The targeting set assembly comprises a needle assembly having a tissue piercing tip, a tissue receiving aperture, and a fluid sealing mechanism. The probe assembly comprises a tissue cutter... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160814 - Biopsy device with telescoping cutter cover: A biopsy device comprises a targeting set, a probe assembly, and a holster assembly, which are detachable from one another. The targeting set comprises a needle assembly having a tissue piercing tip, a tissue receiving aperture, and fluid sealing mechanisms. The probe assembly comprises a tissue cutter, a variable external... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160816 - Mechanical tissue sample holder indexing device: A biopsy device comprises a probe assembly, a holster assembly, a tissue sample holder, and a manually operated rotation mechanism configured to rotate the tissue sample holder. The probe assembly comprises a cutter configured to sever a tissue sample. The tissue sample holder includes a plurality of tissue chambers configured... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160817 - Control module interface for mri biopsy device: A biopsy system includes a first external device, a second external device and a control module interface. The control module interface is in electrical communication with both the first and second external devices, and the control module interface is in mechanical communication with the second external device. The control module... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160818 - Mri biopsy device: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible core biopsy system uses a biopsy device having intuitive graphical displays and a detachable remote keypad that advantageously allows convenient control even within the close confines afforded by a localization fixture installed within a breast coil that localizes a patient's breast and guides a... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160819 - Biopsy device with central thumbwheel: A biopsy device comprises a probe and a holster. The probe has a distally extending needle and a central thumbwheel coupled with the needle. The needle has a transverse tissue receiving aperture. A cutter is translatable relative to the needle to sever tissue protruding through the aperture. The central thumbwheel... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160820 - Biopsy device with variable side aperture: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device may include an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, a side tissue port communicating with the cutter lumen, and at least one fluid passageway... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160822 - Biopsy device with detachable needle: A biopsy device comprises a targeting set assembly, a probe assembly, and a holster assembly, which are detachable from one another. The targeting set assembly comprises a needle assembly having a tissue piercing tip and tissue receiving aperture. The needle assembly further comprises a needle portion, a needle hub, and... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160824 - Biopsy device with discrete tissue chambers: A biopsy device includes a probe, a holster, and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. The probe includes a needle and a hollow cutter. The tissue sample holder includes a housing having a plurality of chambers that are respectively configured to receive a tray. The housing is releasably... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160821 - Biopsy device with sliding cutter cover: A biopsy device comprises a targeting set, a probe assembly, and a holster assembly, which are detachable from one another. The targeting set comprises a needle assembly having a tissue piercing tip and tissue receiving aperture. The probe assembly comprises a tissue cutter, a body, cutter driving mechanism components, and... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160829 - Biopsy needle with integrated guide pin: A biopsy needle assembly for use in a biopsy gun includes coaxially slidably engaged outer needle and inner needles. The inner needle defines a cavity adjacent its distal end for receiving a tissue sample. A first hub is attached to the proximal end of the inner needle, and a second... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100160823 - Biopsy probe and targeting set interface: A biopsy device comprises a targeting set assembly, a probe assembly, and a holster assembly, which are detachable from one another. The targeting set assembly comprises a needle assembly, which comprises a connecting member. The probe assembly comprises components configured to selectively attach to the connecting member of the needle... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160827 - Device for transcutaneous biopsy: A biopsy device includes a first hollow cylindrical element, a second hollow cylindrical element inside which the first hollow cylindrical element is insertable and a locking element that is suitable for locking a tissue sample inside the first hollow cylindrical element. The locking element includes a deformable portion of the... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.

20100160828 - Fine needle arrangement for cell sampling: Fine needle arrangement for taking a sample of cells from suspicious lesions by using fine needle aspiration (FNA) technique, including a tubular needle member (1), a storage compartment (2) enclosing a chamber, and a coupling (3) to which a connector may be attached. The chamber is configured with a gradually... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100160825 - Targeting set for mri biopsy device with probe holster support: A support assembly is configured to support a biopsy device. The biopsy device has a probe portion coupled with a holster portion. The probe portion may have an integral or removable needle. The holster portion has a mounting recess and a pair of distally extending mounting arms. The support assembly... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160826 - Tissue biopsy device with rotatably linked thumbwheel and tissue sample holder: A biopsy device comprises a probe operably coupled with a holster. The probe comprises a needle portion, a body portion, a rotatable thumbwheel, a cutter, and a rotatable tissue sample holder. The needle portion has a tissue receiving aperture. The needle portion extends distally from the body portion. The thumbwheel... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100160830 - Coding for a sample carrier: Coding for a sample carrier having at least a swab shaft and a piece of cotton wool or the like as sample collector, characterized in that said swab shaft (2) has a direct identification (5) in form of a barcode, a RFID-transponder or another technically accepted labelling, or which swab... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100160831 - Narrow-profile lancing device: In combination, a blood glucose testing meter comprising a slot for receiving a test strip, a display, one or more control devices, and a battery compartment and a lancing device for releasable coupling to the blood glucose test meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device releasably couples directly to... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20100160832 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood vessels: An apparatus comprising a blood vessel measuring device is disclosed. The blood vessel measuring device may comprise a handle. A measuring member may be attached to the handle. The measuring member may be dimensioned to wrap around a blood vessel to measure a size of the blood vessel. The blood... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100160833 - Method and system of segmentation and time duration analysis of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals: The proposed invention is a method and system for the segmentation of dual-axis accelerometry signals for the purposed of identifying problematic swallowing events. The method and system employ a sensor, a data collection means including an algorithm for the analysis of the data. The proposed invention considers the stochastic properties... Agent: J. Gordon Thomson

20100160835 - Apparatus and method for detecting upper body posture and hand posture: Provided are an apparatus and method which detect a user's upper body posture and the user's hand postures through at least two cameras to configure a user interface such as computers and home appliances. An apparatus for detecting upper body posture and hand posture includes a stereo vision calculation unit,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100160836 - Determination of indicator body parts and pre-indicator trajectories: on the basis of the at least one candidate trajectory and the pre-target trajectory, the fact that none of the candidate body parts may be determined as a pre-indicator body part and/or none of the candidate trajectories may be determined as a pre-indicator trajectory is determined.... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100160834 - Wearable portable device for increasing user awareness of a paretic limb and recording the user awareness: A wearable portable device (10) for increasing user awareness of a paretic limb and recording the user awareness, the device (10) comprising: a sensory signal generator (52, 20) to emit a continuous sensory signal to remind the user to move the paretic limb according to a predetermined schedule; a switch... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

  
06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100152519 - 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

20100152520 - Split-ring brachytherapy device and method for cervical brachytherapy treatment using a split-ring brachytherapy device: Methods and devices are for providing the delivery of radioactive therapeutics to a cervix using a split ring applicator. The split ring applicator includes a central tandem and a plurality of adjustable split ring tubes that are adjustable laterally in relation to a cervical axis. A radiation dosage is deliverable... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100152521 - Brachytherapy system and in vivo dose detector therefor: An in-vivo dose detector (41) for an HDR brachytherapy system (1; 31), wherein the detector is insertable into and movable through a catheter (15), and comprises a sensor (53) operable to detect radiation from a source (52) used to irradiate a tissue to be treated (9) in the course of... Agent: Modern Times Legal

20100152522 - Systems and methods for controlling electric field pulse parameters using transcranial magnetic stimulation: A system and methods for controlling pulse parameters during transcranial magnetic stimulation are provided. Multiple coils are placed on external body parts, and are controlled using an external control unit coupled to a stimulator having fast switches. The timing of the switches, as well as other parameters within the stimulator,... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100152523 - Method and apparatus for minimally invasive direct mechanical ventricular actuation: Disclosed is a device for assisting the function of a heart that is collapsible to facilitate minimally invasive procedures. The cup-shaped device may be inserted into the chest cavity and deployed on the heart via a specially configured tube. The device comprises a cup-shaped shell expanded by a support cage... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100152524 - Modular magneto mechanical device: An electromechanical device has a rotor, a stator, and a module that at least partially houses the rotor. During normal operation of the electromechanical device, the stator is positioned external to and separate from the module.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100152525 - Peri-arterial blood flow booster: A peri-arterial blood flow booster apparatus for improving blood pressure and flow, to be implanted around a blood vessel of a patient. The booster comprises a pressure applying device (56) comprising at least one balloon (44), placed alongside a portion of the blood vessel and a restrainer (54) for restraining... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100152526 - Blood pump device and method of producing: A pumping system for blood for a patient includes a sensorless pump having no sensors disposed in the pump itself for moving the blood, a motor and a blood transport port through which blood is received from the patient and is pumped into the patient. The system also includes a... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law

20100152527 - Hearing-aid transducer having an engineered surface: A hearing aid transducer adapts itself to variations in the surface of a tympanic membrane and slides over the migrating membrane without lubrication. Microscopic setae create a conforming interface between the biocompatible material of the transducer and the living tissue of the tympanic membrane.... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC

20100152529 - Fecal incontinence device, system and method: A device for treating fecal incontinence in a subject is provided. The device includes a plug configured for positioning mostly within an anal canal of the subject.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100152528 - Method and apparatus for levator distension repair: Improved methods and apparatuses for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse are provided. A specialized mesh having a shape for convenient subcutaneous placement to support the levator ani muscles is provided, as is a method of use of such a device. Appropriate devices for introducing such a mesh implant are also... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100152530 - Biocompatible fiber based device for guided tissue regeneration: Tissue engineering devices for pelvic floor repair are disclosed. More specifically, tissue engineering devices made of an implant, having a central portion at least partially embedded within a nonwoven felt are disclosed.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100152532 - Gastric band system with esophageal sensor: An apparatus for providing a restriction and sensing a parameter associated with an anatomical structure comprises a restriction device and a sensing device. The restriction device is secured around a portion of anatomical structure and is operable to form a restriction within anatomical structure. The restriction may be formed or... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100152531 - Implantable medical device for drug delivery and method of use: An apparatus and method of preparing a cardiac harness for use in controllably delivering a medicament such as an mTOR inhibitor or aldosterone blockade from the surface of the cardiac harness to the epicardium of a patient's heart for the site-specific treatment of cardiac and non-cardiac maladies. The delivery of... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100152533 - Tissue removal device for use with imaging devices in neurosurgical and spinal surgery applications: A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. The inner cannula includes a hinge between a body section and a cutting section that allows the cutting... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100152534 - Capsule endoscopy system, medical system, and operation method of medical system: Provided are a capsule endoscopy system, a medical system, and an operation method of the medical system. A control device outside a human body and two or more implantable medical devices (e.g. capsule endoscopes) form a network with each other, and the two or more implantable medical devices divisionally perform... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100152535 - Endoscope connector device, endoscope cable lead-out unit and endoscope device: An endoscope connector device comprises: a first cable of an endoscope, including a light guide for supplying illumination light and an electric wire for obtaining video signals from an image pickup device; a light guide connector connected to the first cable; and a second cable of the endoscope, including the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100152536 - Guide tube, guide tube apparatus, and endoscope system: A guide tube having a tube; a ciliary portion including many cilia inclined in a longitudinal direction of the tube, provided in an outer peripheral portion of the tube; and a vibration portion provided on the tube for vibrating the ciliary portion so as to move the tube in the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100152537 - Guide tube, guide tube apparatus, endoscope system, and method for self-propelling guide tube: A guide tube includes a tube; a ciliary portion composed of many cilia inclined in a longitudinal direction of the tube, provided in an outer peripheral portion of the tube; and a bag as a press mechanism for pressing an insertion portion of an endoscope inserted inside the tube.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100152538 - Device for preventing endoscope damage by errant laser fire in a surgical laser: Provided is a device that can be attached to an endoscopic device and when so attached is capable of protecting said endoscope from damage that may be caused by errant laser fire. Also provided is a device that can determine the potential for damage from errant laser fire to a... Agent: Perry E. Van Over & Associates, PLLC

20100152539 - Positionable imaging medical devices: A positionable imaging device includes a body defining a first end and a second end. The body is configured to be received within an internal body cavity. An imaging device is located at the first end of the body. A releasable fastener is coupled to the body to removably attach... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100152540 - Endoscope, optical member, and method of manufacturing endoscope: An endoscope includes a distal end portion body 31 formed of a metal, a distal end portion cover 32 formed of an insulating resin to cover the distal end portion body 31, and a cover lens 25 disposed at a position at which the circumferential surface of the cover lens... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100152541 - Laryngoscope and method of use: A laryngoscope blade for use in viewing the vocal cords of a patient in performance of an endotracheal intubation includes a laryngoscope blade portion connectable to a laryngoscope handle to lift the patient's tongue and mandible for viewing the vocal cords and aid in the insertion of an endotracheal tube,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100152542 - Pericardium management method for intra-pericardial surgical procedures: A method for managing the pericardium during intra-pericardial procedures such as the delivery of cardiac support devices. One embodiment of the method includes making an incision through the pericardium to provide access to the pericardial space, and inserting a plurality of strips of lubricious material into and through the incision.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100152544 - Cardiac monitoring system and method: A cardiac monitoring system and method for configuring a case template including selecting critical parameters to be monitored during a procedure, entering patient-specific details for computing patient values for determining control limits for the critical parameters, setting control limits for each of the selected critical parameters, monitoring parametric data in... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100152543 - Contactless and minimal-contact monitoring of quality of life parameters for assessment and intervention: An apparatus, system, and method for the measurement, aggregation and analysis of data collected using non-contact or minimally-contacting sensors provides quality of life parameters for individual subjects, particularly in the context of a controlled trial of interventions on human subjects (e.g., a clinical trial of a drug, or an evaluation... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100152549 - Biological information detection device: A biological information detection apparatus includes a sensor, a memory unit, and a control unit. The sensor is worn by a subject and continuously detects the biological information of the subject. The memory unit stores biological information detected by the sensor. The control unit takes control so that a predetermined... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100152550 - Implantable medical device and mobile wireless modem: An electronic implant is designed to detect at least one technical or physiological patient parameter, and has an exhaustible power source. The electronic implant also has an integrated mobile wireless antenna, a low-current mobile wireless modem with a low maximum transmission power, a low-current mobile wireless field-strength-measuring unit, and a... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100152551 - Integrated medical measurement system utilizing infrared transmission: An integrated medical measurement system utilizing infrared transmission comprises a medical record device and a plurality of barcodes. The medical record device has a microprocessor connected with a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner is used to scan the barcodes worn on patients. A first measurement device connected with the microprocessor... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100152548 - Measurement device, system and method: A user portable measurement device (100) includes a measurement unit (174) for measuring and monitoring human health information, a user interface (175) for presenting information based on a measurement result, elements for storing information relating to the care of the user (173), and elements for forming activity instructions on the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100152553 - Method and apparatus for detection and treatment of respiratory disorder by implantable device: Methods and apparatus for detection and treatment of respiratory disorders using implanted devices are described. In one form, afferent nerves are electrically or electro-mechanically stimulated to increase the tone of upper airway muscles. Detection of respiratory disorders is carried out using electrodes implanted in sub-pectoral regions. Open and closed airway... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100152545 - Method and apparatus for providing a haptic monitoring system using multiple sensors: A method and apparatus providing a haptic monitor system capable of generating haptic cues based on sensed information are disclosed. The haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device is configured to selectively sense an individual's or user vital information via... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100152547 - Method and system for determining cardiac performance: Methods and associated algorithms for determining cardiac and/or cardiovascular performance that are based on at least one cardiac function determinant associated with or at least in part, reflective of preload, contractility and afterload.... Agent: Ralph C. Francis Francis Law Group

20100152546 - Monitoring sleep stages to determine optimal arousal times and to alert an individual to negative states of wakefulness: A system and method for monitoring sleep stages to determine optimal arousal times and to alert an individual to negative states of wakefulness. In an embodiment, a device receives pressure data from at least one pressure sensor, where the pressure sensor is associated with furniture used for an individual to... Agent: Molly A. Mccall C/o Intellevate, LLC

20100152552 - User-based health monitoring: A user-based monitoring system includes a remote user-based subsystem with at least one display and at least two microprocessor-based units in communication with each other. The microprocessor-based units are selected from a group consisting of a data management unit, a personal computer, a handheld device or a user monitoring device.... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.

20100152556 - Apparatus for measuring biological information and earphone having the same: Disclosed is an apparatus for measuring biological information and an earphone having the same for contacting with a uniform pressure a user body part using an elastic member. The apparatus includes a first housing; a second housing foldably connected with the first housing; a third housing foldably connected with the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100152557 - Apparatus for measuring biological information and earphone having the same: Disclosed is an apparatus for measuring biological information and an earphone having the same for contacting with a uniform pressure a user body part using an elastic member. The apparatus includes a first housing; a second housing foldably connected with the first housing; a third housing foldably connected with the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100152555 - Method and device for microdialysis sampling: The microdialysis technique and device of the present invention can be used to study metabolic aspects of human and animal organs. When a microdialysis catheter is for example placed into the substance of a beating heart, there is always concern for problems with the catheter position. Further, there is always... Agent: Pernilla Abrahamsson

20100152554 - Monitoring device: Provided is a small sized, portable monitoring device capable of determining an analyte under investigation and having a system and method for providing compliance information to a user of his management of a disease, and for easily navigating a menu structure by means of manual control(s). Further provided is the... Agent: Fanelli Strain & Haag PLLC

20100152558 - Non-invasive glucose meter: An apparatus and method for measuring a concentration of a substance in an eye using a retro-reflected measurement light beam having a first wavelength at which the substance has a non-zero first absorption coefficient and a retro-reflected reference light beam having a second wavelength at which the substance has a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100152559 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive and minimally-invasive sensing of parameters relating to blood: Medical diagnostic system, apparatus and methods are disclosed. Optical transmitters generate radiation-containing photons having a specific interaction with at least one target chromophore in a target structure, preferably a blood vessel such as the interior jugular vein. The optical transmitters transmit the radiation into at least a first area including... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100152560 - Methods, systems and devices for monitoring respiratory disorders: Methods, systems and devices are provided for monitoring respiratory disorders based on monitored factors of a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal that is representative of peripheral blood volume. The monitored factors can be respiratory effort as well as respiratory rate and/or blood oxygen saturation level. The systems and devices may or may... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100152561 - Rf tag on test strips, test strip vials and boxes: A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition. An antenna is integrated with the glucose sensor strip. A RFID sensor chip is... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100152562 - Rf tag on test strips, test strip vials and boxes: A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition. An antenna is integrated with the glucose sensor strip. A RFID sensor chip is... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100152563 - Dual flow blood monitoring system: A dual blood flow monitoring system includes an electronic first sensor, an electronic second sensor, and an electronic monitoring device in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor. The first sensor monitors a first blood flow and the second sensor monitors a second blood flow. The electronic monitoring... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100152564 - Method and apparatus for external monitoring device: A monitoring device is disclosed that includes a sensor, a belt, and a cushion pad. The sensor includes a front side and a back side, the front side being placed directly onto the body of a patient so as to acquire medical vital signals from within the body of said... Agent: Hoang Van Nguyen

20100152565 - Non-invasive tonometer: Tonometers are disclosed for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) and having an ocular probe movable a predetermined distance in a linear manner by a motor against the closed eyelid of a patient's test eye, a distance sensor configured to monitor the probe position as the probe is moved against the eyelid... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100152566 - System and method for identifying a landmark: A system (10, 110) for identifying a landmark is disclosed. The system includes a field generator (16, 116) for generating a magnetic field, an orthopaedic implant (30, 130) located within the magnetic field, the implant having at least one landmark (31) and a first magnetic sensor (32) spaced apart from... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100152568 - Magnetic-resonance imaging diagnosis apparatus and magnetic-resonance imaging method: When determined that a body-motion is produced before starting a main-imaging, a sequence-switching control-unit controls operation so as to switch from a usual-imaging sequence to a body-motion adaptive-sequence corresponding to an imaging-portion of a subject P by referring to a body-motion adaptive-sequence storage-unit. Moreover, upon a determination that a body-motion... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100152567 - Method and system for diffusion magnetic resonance imaging: A method, system, computer-readable medium, use, and pulse sequence for magnetic resonance imaging or nuclear magnetic resonance is provided for determining the rate of molecular exchange between components with different diffusion characteristics. The present invention encodes the magnetic resonance signal for exchange utilizing judiciously designed protocols for varying the parameters... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100152569 - System and method for detecting pain and its components using magnetic resonance: A system and method identifies different components of the pain experience (nociceptive (tissue damage), neuropathic (nerve damage) and psychological) and their relative contributions by the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure absolute and relative concentrations of metabolites in specific brain regions in the central nervous system or brain.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100152570 - Virtual penetrating mirror device for visualizing virtual objects in angiographic applications: A virtual mirror device for visualizing virtual objects in angiographic applications, having an interactive virtual mirror, a 3D or 4D medical image of a patient's anatomy co-registered with a calibrated 2D X-ray image of the patient's anatomy, and a displaying device provided such that the 2D X-ray image of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100152571 - Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more types of navigation or modalities of navigation to navigate a single instrument. The single instrument can be positioned within the patient and tracked. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100152574 - Coupler assembly for catheters: Coupler assemblies and methods are disclosed as the coupler assemblies may be used with a catheter. An exemplary coupler assembly includes a spherical linkage coupler for a catheter. The coupler comprises a first cylinder portion for connecting to a structure, and a second cylinder portion for connecting to a distal... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100152572 - Methods for imaging an implant site: A method for preparation of an implant site is disclosed. The method includes positioning a patient relative to an imaging device. A first image of the implant site may be obtained. A distance from an access location to a deployment location may be determined. Other images may be obtained to... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100152573 - Systems and methods for identifying landmarks on orthopedic implants: Systems (10, 110, 1010, 1110) for identifying landmarks (31, 131, 1028, 1128) on orthopedic implants (30, 130, 1024, 1124) are disclosed. The systems (10, 110, 1010, 1110) include a field generator (16, 116, 1016, 1116) for generating a magnetic field and an orthopedic implant (30, 130, 1024, 1124) located within... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc. Chief Patent Counsel

20100152575 - mathematical relationship of strain, neurological dysfunction and abnormal behavior resulting from neurological dysfunction of the brainstem: A therapeutic method for treating a neurological disease by evaluating and correcting an abnormal neuraxial angle that cause abnormal biomechanically induced neuraxial stress and strain.... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100152576 - Auxiliary device for establishing a mechanical connection between a medical implant and a tissue part of a patient: An auxiliary device for establishing a mechanical connection between a medical implant and a tissue part of a patient, a medical implant for use with such an auxiliary device, and a method for establishing such a mechanical connection. To establish a mechanical connection between a medical implant and a tissue... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100152577 - Automated diagnosis and alignment supplemented with pet/mr flow estimation: A scanner (10) is used to provide images for automated diagnoses of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers disease. The images are registered (90) to a template (78). The aligned image is analyzed (60) in relation to reference image data (76, 80) which has been registered to the template which is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100152581 - Digital reordering unit, ultrasonic front-end device and operating method thereof: A digital reordering unit, an ultrasonic front-end device and operating method thereof are provided. The ultrasonic front-end device for use in an ultrasonic system, compatible with P types of reception channels, where P is an integer larger than or equal to 1; the ultrasonic front-end device being connected between a... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100152580 - Lung diagnosis apparatus with four ultrasound elements: A lung diagnosis apparatus for measuring the flow, the flow rate, the respiratory air density and the molar mass of a living organism, includes a respiration tube through which respiratory air flows. On the outer surface of the respiration tube, on mutually opposite sides thereof, there are mounted two tube... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100152578 - Medical imaging system and method containing ultrasound docking port: An ultrasound medical imaging system and non-ultrasound medical imaging system are combined and communicate via a suitable docking port, which is supported by the non-ultrasound medical imaging system and configured to receive the ultrasound medical imaging system. The systems can communicate directly, indirectly, and/or wirelessly. Each can also be configured... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100152579 - Portable ultrasonic device and algorithms for diagnosis of dental caries: Provided is an apparatus and method for the detection of dental caries. The apparatus generates longitudinal ultrasound waves that may be applied to any accessible surface of a tooth. The reflected ultrasound pulse echoes are collected and correlated with the incident pulse. The ultrasound pulse echoes from the front and... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100152582 - Handheld system and method for delivering energy to tissue: A system for ablating tissue comprises an ergonomically shaped handpiece having a proximal end and a distal end. An energy source is near the distal end of the handpiece and is adapted to deliver energy to the tissue and create a zone of ablation that blocks abnormal electrical activity in... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn

20100152583 - Medical imaging system and method containing ultrasound docking port: An ultrasound medical imaging system and non-ultrasound medical imaging system are combined and communicate via a suitable docking port, which is supported by the non-ultrasound medical imaging system and configured to receive the ultrasound medical imaging system. The systems can communicate directly, indirectly, and/or wirelessly. Each can also be configured... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100152584 - Method for measuring various parameters of bones and joints: A method of measuring a predetermined parameter of interest in a bone or joint of a subject's body, comprising embedding in the bone or joint an acoustical transmitter and an acoustical receiver spaced from the transmitter to define between them an acoustical transmission channel which includes a portion of the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100152585 - Ultrasound system and method for forming a plurality of three-dimensional ultrasound images: The present invention relates to an ultrasound system and method capable of forming a plurality of three-dimensional ultrasound images at the time. The ultrasound system comprises: a volume data acquisition unit configured to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object, receive ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object and... Agent: Jones Day

20100152586 - Spatial array of sensors mounted on a tool: Systems and methods described herein include an array of sensors positioned on a tool. In one embodiment, among others, a tool includes a handle configured to be manipulated by a user. The tool also includes an end portion arranged in mechanical communication with the handle. In addition, the tool includes... Agent: Medler Ferro PLLC

20100152589 - Probe cable accommodation apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic system: A probe cable accommodation apparatus includes a receptacle housing accommodating a plurality of probe cables. Each of the probe cables is connected at one end thereof to an ultrasound diagnostic system and has at an opposite end thereof an ultrasound probe. The interior of the receptacle housing is partitioned by... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100152587 - Systems and methods for operating a two-dimensional transducer array: According to embodiments of the present technique, a system and a method for addressing transducers in a two-dimensional transducer array is disclosed. According to one aspect of the present technique, the transducers are arranged in rows and columns, and the columns are coupled to a shared transmit and receive circuitry... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100152588 - Ultrasonograph: The ultrasonograph contains a main body housing 100 having transfer wheels 101, an operation device 200 having operation switches 400, and a movable arm 300 to connect the main body housing 100 to the operation device 200; the main body housing 100 has an inclined plane 103 inclining rearward from... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100152590 - System and catheter for image guidance and methods thereof: A catheter-based imaging system comprises a catheter having a telescoping proximal end, a distal end having a distal sheath and a distal lumen, a working lumen, and an ultrasonic imaging core. The ultrasonic imaging core is arranged for rotation and linear translation. The system further includes a patient interface module... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100152591 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive and minimally-invasive sensing of parameters relating to blood: A system and method for monitoring one or more parameters relating to blood, such as cardiac output, of a patient is provided. The system preferably includes an acoustic energy transducer unit configured and positioned to transmit acoustic energy into a target structure, preferably a blood vessel, within the patient so... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100152592 - Assessment of preload dependence and fluid responsiveness: Methods for determining a cardiovascular parameter reflecting fluid or volume changes and for detecting arrhythmia are disclosed. These methods involve receiving a waveform dataset corresponding to an arterial blood pressure, pulseox, Doppler ultrasound or bioimpedance signal and analyzing the waveform to detect irregular cardiac cycles. Irregular cardiac cycles are detected,... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100152593 - Method and apparatus for producing a central pressure waveform in an oscillometric blood pressure system: t

20100152594 - Non-invasive device nadi tarangini useful for quantitave detection of arterial nadi pulse waveform: The present invention discloses the procedure for obtaining complete spectrum of the Nadi pulses, as a time series and capable of detecting the major types and the subtypes of the Nadi pulses. The device of this invention involves three diaphragm elements equipped with strain gauge, three transmitters cum amplifiers, and... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100152596 - Apparatus for detecting the position of a percutaneously-inserted intravenous catheter: Apparatus for Detecting the Position of a Catheter Apparatus for detecting the position of a catheter comprising a catheter, electrically conductive means associated with the catheter, a connector for establishing an electrical connection between the electrically conductive means associated with the catheter and an output of the connector and a... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100152595 - Automated noise reduction system for predicting arrhythmic deaths: Provided are methods, systems, and computer readable media for reducing noise associated with electrophysiological data for more effectively predicting an arrhythmic death.... Agent: Patent Correspondence Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

20100152597 - Implantable telemetric device for heart monitoring: What is described is an implantable telemetric device for measuring the electromechanical parameters of the heart, characterized in that it comprises a single sensor (5) and corresponding processing means for detecting data relating to both the rotation of the heart and the mechanical vibrations which correspond to the first heart... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100152598 - System for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection: A system for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection, includes an acquisition device for acquiring an electrophysiological signal representing a heart beat cycle of a patient heart. A detector detects multiple parameters of the electrophysiological signal comprising at least one of, (a) amplitude, (b) time duration, (c) frequency and (d)... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100152599 - Oral appliance compliance monitoring system: An oral appliance compliance monitoring system and method comprises an oral appliance suitable for wearing in a patient's oral cavity during sleeping periods, the oral appliance having one or more sensors measuring a variety of conditions such as oxygen saturation levels in the oral cavity mucosa. The data generated by... Agent: Beeson Skinner Beverly LLP

20100152600 - 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

20100152601 - Aspiration state monitoring device, aspiration state monitoring system, base device, control system, and control system use method: Disclosed is an aspiration state monitoring device including a rechargeable battery, a memory that stores aspiration data indicating aspiration state of a living body, and a monitoring side attachment unit detachably attached to a base device. The monitoring side attachment unit has a monitoring side charge conducting section that receives... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100152602 - Whole body electromagnetic detection system: An apparatus and method for characterizing electrical signals from a living organism comprising sensors configured to be positioned to receive the electrical signals emanating from a human signal source. A processor may be configured to interpret readings made by the sensors to output a characterization of the electrical signals.... Agent: Carr LLP

20100152603 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100152604 - System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery: The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between neuromuscular responses and the stimulation signal that caused the neuromuscular responses.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100152605 - Monitoring system and probe: A probe for use in performing impedance measurements on a subject. The probe includes a housing for being held by an operator in use, a contact surface for contacting the subject and a connector for connecting the contact surface to a measuring device.... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100152607 - Devices, systems, and methods for measuring parallel tissue conductance, luminal cross-sectional areas, fluid velocity, and/or determining plaque vulnerability using temperature: Devices, systems, and methods for measuring parallel tissue conductance, luminal cross-sectional areas, fluid velocity, and/or determining plaque vulnerability using temperature. In at least one embodiment of a device to obtain a parallel tissue conductance within a luminal organ, the device comprises an elongated body having a longitudinal axis extending from... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100152606 - Digital thermometer: A digital thermometer (10) includes a temperature measuring device (13) for measuring temperature of an examinee. A microprocessor (12) is coupled to the temperature measuring device for processing a sequence of temperature samples measured during a unitary measuring interval and is responsive to the measured temperature samples or a function... Agent: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP

20100152608 - Chronically implanted abdominal pressure sensor for continuous ambulatory assessment of renal functions: An implantable system for ambulatory monitoring of a high-risk heart failure patient includes a first pressure sensor implantable within an abdomen of the patient for sensing and generating an output representative of a baseline intra-abdominal pressure value of the patient and for chronically sensing and generating an output representative of... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100152613 - Clip for handling an endoscopic device: A device for storing a stylet comprises a stylet sized and shaped for insertion into a lumen of a needle and an end cap selectively coupleable to a proximal end of a needle, the end cap being coupled to a proximal end of the stylet so that, when the end... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100152612 - Endoscopes having multiple lumens for tissue acquisition and removal and related methods of use: Embodiments of the invention include an endoscope including multiple lumens for tissue acquisition and removal and related methods of use.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100152610 - Hand actuated tetherless biopsy device with pistol grip: A hand actuated biopsy device comprises a vacuum generation mechanism and a tissue cutting mechanism manually actuated by a trigger of the hand actuated biopsy device. Hand manipulation or actuation of the trigger is used to power a vacuum pump to generate vacuum and to power the tissue cutting mechanism.... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100152611 - Hand actuated tetherless biopsy device with scissors grip: A biopsy device includes a body having a cannula, a cutter positioned at least partly within the cannula, a tissue collection chamber, and a vacuum source. In one example, the biopsy device includes a cutter loader for rotating the cutter into a loaded position (e.g., open position). A trigger is... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100152609 - Specimen retrieval device: A surgical instrument can be used to capture and retrieve tissue, or other specimens, from within the body of a patient through a single trocar port. The surgical instrument can include a grasper, wherein the grasper can be configured to capture a specimen, and a specimen retrieval bag, wherein the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100152614 - Tissue removal device for neurosurgical and spinal surgery applications: A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. The inner cannula includes a hinge between a body section and a cutting section that allows the cutting... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100152615 - Tissue removal device with adjustable fluid supply sleeve for neurosurgical and spinal surgery applications: A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. The inner cannula includes a hinge between a body section and a cutting section that allows the cutting... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100152616 - Devices and methods for safely accessing bone marrow and other tissues: A device for safely accessing bone marrow and other tissues is disclosed. Such device comprises a needle assembly, a sensor mechanism, and an actuator configured to engage with the needle assembly via the sensor mechanism to advance a tissue penetrable needle through a first tissue region and into a second... Agent: D. Bommi Bommannan

20100152617 - Swing lance with integrated sensor: An apparatus for lancing skin and collecting a liquid sample. The apparatus having a housing with an outer periphery and a rotatable arm having a lance to puncture the skin. A sample collection area is attached to the arm. The arm of the apparatus rotates from a first position to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100152618 - Medical measuring device and method: A subsurface wound measuring device and method are provided for measuring a subsurface wound or cavity of a patient, the device including a flexible strip having a first and second section, said sections having a first and second ends respectively with an intermediate bend being located between the first and... Agent: Mark Brown

20100152619 - System, method, and computer-program product for measuring pressure points: Force sensing methods, systems, and computer-program products may be used to sense pressure at a plurality of points of a user's foot, including its bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Such systems, methods, and computer-program products sense pressure along the bottom of a user's foot during sports training and monitoring... Agent: Venable LLP

20100152620 - Method and apparatus for providing a haptic monitoring system using multiple sensors: A method and apparatus providing a haptic monitor system capable of generating haptic cues based on sensed information are disclosed. The haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device is configured to selectively sense an individual's or user vital information via... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100152622 - Motor phenomenon measurement: Motor phenomena are measured by using a pen-and-tablet digitizer and a personal computer to instruct, prompt and make a data record of a human patient's performance of a handwriting task, analyze the data record, and report features of the patient's performance. Examples of reported features are measures of dysfluency and... Agent: The Luther Law Firm, PLC

20100152621 - Processing sensed accelerometer data for determination of bone healing: A system (800) for processing accelerometer data is disclosed. The system (800) includes an accelerometer (806), a first processor (810), a power supply (816), and a second processor (804). The accelerometer (806) measures a physiological acceleration parameter. The first processor (810) is operatively connected to the accelerometer (806). The first... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100152623 - Systems, devices and methods for interpreting movement: According to some exemplary embodiments, a method or system can involve associating a plurality of biokinetographic comparison results with a first specific dysfunction from a group of specific dysfunctions, each of the biokinetographic comparison results obtained from a comparison of a biokinetographic value to a standard for a corresponding biokinetographic... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

  
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20100145131 - Methods and kits for predicting cancer metastasis: A method of predicting CNS metastasis of a non-neuronal cancer in a subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a level and/or activity of N-cadherin (CDH2), in a sample of the subject wherein an increase in the CDH2 with respect to an unaffected sample is indicative of the CNS metastasis... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100145132 - Dual gynecological balloon packing system: A gynecological balloon apparatus has a first balloon and a second balloon disposed with a gynecological brachytherapy applicator. The first and second balloons are each movable between an inflated condition and a deflated condition. The first and second balloons may conform to a shape of a vaginal cavity when in... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection

20100145133 - Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same: An extracardiac pumping for supplementing the circulation of blood, including the cardiac output, in a patient without any component thereof being connected to the patient's heart, and methods of using same. One embodiment provides a vascular graft that has a first end that is sized and configured to couple to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100145134 - Device for treatment of stuttering and its use: The invention relates to a portable listening system comprising a microphone device for picking up a person's voice and a listening device comprising a receiver. The invention further relates to the use of such system. The object of the present invention is to provide a portable device for treatment of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100145135 - Skull vibrational unit: An implantable hearing prosthesis for a recipient patient is described. An implantable receiving coil transcutaneously receives an externally generated communication data signal. An implantable signal processor is in communication with the receiving coil and converts the communication data signal into an electrical stimulation signal. An implantable transducer housing is fixedly... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100145136 - Ear clip with pole: An ear clip electrode used to conduct a minute amount of electricity from a stimulator to the ear lobes of a patient. The ear clip electrode is provided with an inner and outer plastic piece onto which a metallic plate is placed. Both the metallic plate as well as the... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20100145137 - Vaginal device: The device for reducing the effects of stress incontinence and/or strengthening pelvic floor muscles has a body and a retraction element connected at an end of the body. The body has an undulating surface profile in the longitudinal direction which stimulates the outer and inner pelvic muscles to work to... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20100145139 - Controlled urinary incontinence treatment: A urinary incontinence treatment apparatus comprises a restriction device implantable in a patient, for engaging the urethra or urine bladder to form a restricted urine passageway in the urethra or urine bladder. The restriction device is operable by an implantable operation device to change the restriction of the urine passageway.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100145138 - Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply: A urinary incontinence treatment apparatus comprises an operable restriction device (4) to be implanted in a patient for engaging the urethra (66) or urine bladder, to form a restricted urine passageway in the urethra or urine bladder. The restriction device is operable to change the restriction of the urine passageway.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100145140 - Method and device to deliver pelvic floor implant: An apparatus includes a support member, a strap extending from the support member, and a sleeve releasably disposed over at least a portion of the strap. The support member is configured to support a portion of a body of a patient. The strap is configured to be inserted through at... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100145141 - Penis rigidity stabilizer and method therefor: A penis rigidity stabilizer and method therefore capable of being placed about the shaft of a penis while allowing the glans of the penis to remain exposed and capable of achieving and maintaining a rigid state and capable of maintaining its position about the shaft of the penis and being... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20100145142 - Minimal invasive neurosurgery assembly as well as a method for neurosurgery using such a neurosurgery assembly: A minimal invasive neurosurgery assembly including a flush assembly having flush assembly main part with a central passage extending through the main part from the distal end to the proximal end along a longitudinal axis, and having at least one tool insertion assembly. The tool insertion assembly may include a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100145143 - Vibrating robotic crawler: An autonomous vibration-driven device, for motion through a lumen or along a surface, utilizing an array of flexible fibers attached to the body of the device. The outer surface of the fibers have an anisotropic coefficient of friction with the surface along which the device is to move, and the... Agent: Daniel Feigelson

20100145144 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes: a treatment instrument elevator base including a contact surface which contacts with a treatment instrument inserted into a treatment instrument insertion channel, and rotatably provided to a distal end to elevate the instrument; a contact portion provided to the distal end to contact with the instrument when... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100145145 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes an enclosure with a transparent section, a illumination unit arranged to illuminate an object to be observed via the transparent section, an image unit disposed in the enclosure, a reflecting unit disposed in the enclosure and arranged to direct light from the object to the image... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100145146 - Endoscopic digital recording system with removable screen and storage device: A medical imaging recording and viewing system adapted for use interchangably with a variety of endoscopes. The system includes a portable hand-held device that may be removably placed within a cradle affixed to the endoscope. An interface between an image acquisition device of the endoscope and the portable device permits... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

20100145147 - Magnetic device for guiding catheter and method of use therefor: One or more external magnets that are suitable for placement on the back or front of a patient's neck and methods for using the external magnet(s) to guide a feeding tube containing one or more internal magnets through the esophagus are described herein. The external magnet is applied to the... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100145148 - Anoscope: An anoscope kit comprising an anoscope having a plurality of spaced apart fingers having free ends and a dilator removably positionable within the anoscope to aid insertion of the anoscope. The dilator has a proximal region, an intermediate region and a distal region, the distal region including an enlarged distal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100145149 - Living body observation system and method of driving living body observation system: A living body observation system of the present invention includes an in vivo observation apparatus including: an in vivo information acquisition section; a power supply section; a magnetic field detection section for detecting a magnetic field from outside; and a power supply control section for controlling a supply state of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100145150 - Endoscope flexible portion and endoscope: An endoscope flexible portion includes a spiral tube that is formed by spirally winding a strip-shaped member and has a hollow portion, a mesh tube that is disposed on the outer periphery of the spiral tube and is formed by braiding together fine wires, an operation-use angle wire that is... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100145151 - Endoscope soft portion and endoscope: There is provide an endoscope soft portion including: a spiral tube that is formed by spirally winding a strip-shaped member; a mesh tube that is disposed on the outer periphery of the spiral tube and is formed in an annular shape by braiding together fine wires; and an outer sheath... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100145152 - Surgical hand access apparatus: A surgical access apparatus adaptable to permit the sealed insertion of either the surgeon's hand and/or surgical instruments during laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures includes an access housing defining a longitudinal axis and having a first internal passageway configured and dimensioned to permit passage of at least one of a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100145153 - Surgical retractor device and method of use: A surgical retractor device includes a frame and at least one retracting member configured for being secured to the collapsible frame. The retracting member is formed from a spring-biased rotatable member, a tension line secured at a proximal end to the spring-biased rotatable member, and a tissue securing member disposed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100145155 - Abdominal retraction for medical/surgical procedures: A device retracts abdominal and/or inguinal pannus away from the inguinal region of a patient. The device includes a garment generally in the shape of a girdle or athletic shorts. The device includes a front side and a back side, and a lower portion including a pair of legs that... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100145154 - Rodent cremaster preparation device for intravital microscopy: Provided herein is a device useful for preparing a cremaster muscle of a specimen for intravital microscopy.... Agent: Bayer Healthcare LLC

20100145156 - Retracting eye drape: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100145157 - Compact monitor and a method for monitoring a user: A compact monitor and a method for health monitoring. The compact monitor includes: at least one physiological sensor; a mass storage unit; and a connector, electrically coupled to the mass storage unit; wherein the connector is adapted to mechanically support the compact monitor when the connector is rigidly connected to... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100145159 - Method and system for configuring a monitoring device: A method for configuring monitoring devices in a clinical study is disclosed herein. The method includes inputting configuration data into a configuration apparatus, providing a plurality of patient monitoring devices adapted for use in a clinical study, and connecting each of the plurality of patient monitoring devices to the configuration... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100145160 - Multimedia, multiservice and connectable mobile assembly for diagnosis, prescriptions, medical checkups and nursing care: Connectable, multimedia and multiservice mobile assembly for diagnosis and medical checkups, characterized in that it is composed of a directional rolling base (2) and of a cylindrical hollow body (3) enclosing electrical power supply means (28, 29), identification means (18), computing means and multimedia communication means as well as a... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100145163 - Patient monitoring apparatus: A patient monitoring system including a sensing-recording device that attaches to a patient and a probe utilized by attending personnel at a trauma site. After an initial interaction between the probe and the sensing-recording device, the sensing-recording device samples one or more physiological parameters and stores time stamped readings in... Agent: George A. Herbster

20100145158 - Pod connected data monitoring system: In a perfect world, citizens would have all of the sensing equipment and analysis capability with no concern about costs. Unfortunately, the costs are an impediment to most people and their health and well-being may be compromised as a result. By leveraging popular consumer devices such as mobile players and... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100145162 - Surgical method for implanting a housing-interface assembly in a bone wall: said bone fragments are covered with a membrane to hold the bone fragments in position, said membrane being attached to the bone structure on one side and to the implant on the other side, so as to prevent bone proliferation on said implant.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100145161 - System and method for remote and mobile patient monitoring service using heterogeneous wireless access networks: A system and method for remote and mobile patient monitoring service is provided using heterogeneous wireless access in which each patient is equipped with a remote monitoring device with a heterogeneous wireless transceiver. This can be a value-added service provided by a Healthcare service provider (i.e., a hospital or healthcare... Agent: Ulmer & Berne, LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20100145166 - Integrated instrumentation system and method for assessing feeding readiness and competence in preterm infants: An objective, automated approach for the detection and identification of the suck, swallow and breathe parameters, which approach is vital for successful feeding in preterm infants during bottle feeding. An instrumentation system measures and processes of suck, swallow, and breathe waveforms. The analog signals are digitized by analog-to-digital (A/D) converters.... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100145165 - Notification system: The invention relates to a process and apparatus for notifying medical staff that an event or action is due on the basis of one or more physiological variation of a patient. In particular the invention relates to a notification system for anaesthetists to provide medication.... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100145167 - Pillow having apparatus for determining sleeping state under unrestricted non-self-awareness condition: Provided is a pillow having an apparatus for determining a sleeping state under an unrestricted non-self-awareness condition. The apparatus includes a sensor for detecting analog bio-information on a pulse, breathing, body movement, snore. bruxism for a user putting his/her head on the pillow, a signal processing unit for filtering off... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm

20100145164 - Remote health monitoring method and system: New systems and methods for remotely monitoring the activity, security, and health of an individual are provided. The monitoring system can be used to monitor both residence security and typical residential activity that is linked to the well being and health of an individual and can alert a third party... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100145168 - Method for assessing endothelial function: The system assesses the endothelial function of a subject. Particularly, peripheral tissue perfusion measurements taken in a subject are compared to reference perfusion data and the comparison yields the assessment of endothelial function. The reference may be data indicative of peripheral tissue perfusion in a healthy person. Also, peripheral tissue... Agent: James L. Neal

20100145169 - Methods and systems for detecting a condition of compartment syndrome: Methods and systems for detecting and alerting one to a condition of Compartment Syndrome provide for determining concentration data of biochemical compounds in tissues, preferably at a shallow depth beneath the skin; analysing the concentration data to detect a condition of Compartment Syndrome; and triggering an alarm if a condition... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100145171 - Apparatus for measuring motion noise robust pulse wave and method thereof: Provided are a method of measuring the pulse wave at the back of a wrist, etc. where measurement of the pulse wave is difficult so as to prevent a user to feel inconvenience in a mobile environment and a method of detecting the pulse wave at a write portion or... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100145170 - Small animal pulse oximeter user interface: A user interface for a pulse oximetry device that calculates physiologic parameters of a subject including at least a subject's heart rate and SpO2, is disclosed wherein the interface comprises a graphical display of at least one raw data signal of the pulse oximetry device that maintains heart and breath... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20100145172 - Oxygen enhancing membrane systems for implantable devices: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for increasing oxygen availability to implantable devices. The preferred embodiments provide a membrane system configured to provide protection of the device from the biological environment and/or a catalyst for enabling an enzymatic reaction, wherein the membrane system includes a polymer formed... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100145173 - System and method for creating a personalized tool predicting a time course of blood glucose affect in diabetes mellitus: A system and method for establishing a tool of blood glucose change for diabetes mellitus management in an individual patient is provided. Factors specific to a diabetic patient are determined. An insulin sensitivity for an insulin preparation for treatment of diabetes mellitus is identified. A carbohydrate sensitivity for a known... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100145174 - System and method for providing a personalized tool for estimating glycated hemoglobin: A system and method for providing a personalized tool for estimating glycated hemoglobin is provided. An electronically-stored history of empirically measured glucose levels for a patient is maintained over a set period of time in order of increasing age. A decay factor is applied to each of the measured glucose... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100145175 - Systems and methods for verification of sample integrity: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for determining analyte concentration in a sample such as bodily fluid. Systems and methods disclosed herein can include an additive system for adding an additive to a sample to reduce the adverse affects of bubbles and microbubbles in the sample. Some systems and methods disclosed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100145176 - Universal electrode array for monitoring brain activity: Methods of monitoring brain activity signals in a patient are described, including the steps of identifying a lobe or lobes of the patient's brain in which the patient's seizures originate; selecting an electrode array from a plurality of predetermined dispersed electrode patterns based on the identified lobe or lobes of... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn

20100145177 - Stapedius muscle electrode: The invention relates to a stapedius muscle electrode array for detecting the action elements generated when a human stapedius muscle is contracted. Said array comprises an electrode (2, 2′, 2″) that is adapted for bipolar discharge and is to be attached to a human stapedius muscle. The electrode has two... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100145178 - Nerve monitoring device: A nerve monitoring device is provided that includes a cannula and a sensor for monitoring a nerve. The device can be inserted into an internal body space at a desired depth of insertion and at a desired rotational orientation to monitor the activity of the nerve and/or an associated muscle(s).... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100145179 - High-density micro electrode array and serial control method thereof: Each micro electrode of a high-density micro electrode array is connected to the same conducting wire. Serial switches enable sequential electrical connection of the micro electrode array. Given reasonable temporal resolution, the separation interval of two consecutive instances of the same micro electrode entering the ON state matches the temporal... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100145180 - Apparatus for physical measurements of the eye: Utilization of a contact device placed on the eye in order to detect physical and chemical parameters of the body as well as the non-invasive delivery of compounds according to these physical and chemical parameters, with signals being transmitted continuously as electromagnetic waves, radio waves, infrared and the like. One... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100145183 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes a housing and a circuit board provided within the housing. The circuit board includes a plurality of electronic components electrically coupled thereto. At least one non-functional component is provided on the circuit board and formed from a material that has an electromagnetic permeability configured to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100145182 - Method to control the acquisition operation of a magnetic resonance device in the acquisition of magnetic resonance data of a patient, and associated magnetic resonance device: In a method to control the acquisition operation of a magnetic resonance device in the acquisition of magnetic resonance data of a patient, and associated magnetic resonance device, patient-related acquisition parameters are determined, technical control parameters are automatically determined taking into account the patient-related acquisition parameters, and the magnetic resonance... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100145181 - Vessel-dependent flip angle modulation in tof mr angiography: In a method to excite a magnetization in the generation of MR angiography images with the TOF technique, a slice plane is determined in which the magnetization for the generation of the MR angiography images should be excited, a position of a vessel in the slice plane is determined, and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100145184 - Method and magnetic resonance system for determining a coding for a flow measurement and for implementing a flow measurement with the coding: In a method and magnetic resonance system to determine a flow coding for a flow measurement with the magnetic resonance system, in order to determine the optimal flow coding, a flow pre-measurement with multiple different flow codings is conducted within a slice within a body to be examined, each of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100145185 - Extending the resolution of mri data by combining subsets from plural image acquisitions: An MRI image from spiral trajectory scanning is arranged as complementary subsets of values in time-sampled k-space. These values are Fourier transformed to produce a spatial domain image. While holding the patient stationary, the contrast information is updated at the central portion of k-space, and the peripheral portion of k-space... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100145186 - Imaging technique: The present invention relates to a method of characterising lung function in a subject in need of such characterisation. The method comprises performing an imaging technique, on a voxel defined within a lung space of interest. Image data is generated over a time period during which the subject inhales gases... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100145187 - Catheter: So that a catheter can be made visible in ultrasound images easily and with relatively little effort, and hence positional control of a catheter can be enabled with relatively little effort, an ultrasound marking recognizable in the body of a living being by means of ultrasound is provided at the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100145188 - Imaging diagnostic device, measurement point setting method, and program:

20100145189 - Intraoral scanner: The invention relates to an intraoral scanner for collecting three-dimensional measured or scanned data of the jaw or teeth, which accommodates a scanning unit in a front region leading into the oral region and which at this front region also accommodates an air delivery device through which pressurized air may... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100145190 - Traveling-wave antenna: Embodiments of endfire aperture-based traveling-wave antennas are described. For example, an embodiment, including a Vivaldi antenna, may have a director incorporated into the aperture region of the antenna to provide enhanced radiation directivity. The director may be a shaped dielectric that interacts with an electromagnetic field to reduce the divergence... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100145192 - Localization system: The invention relates to a localization system that can particularly be used to localize an interventional instrument (2) in the body of a patient (1). The localization system comprises an electromagnetic wave source (10) which splits an electromagnetic signal into components propagating along a probe path (20) and a reference... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100145191 - Method of marking biological tissues for enhanced destruction by applied radiant energy: Methods for staining a selected tissue with a dye, stain or pigment that is attuned to absorb the energy from a radiant energy source are disclosed. The stain enhances absorption of incoming radiant energy, which results in increased destruction of stained tissues and decreased destruction of underlying tissues. This method... Agent: Cao Group, Inc.

20100145193 - Phase-free cardiac roadmapping: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a cardiac roadmapping technique is provided, that does not rely on the prerequisite of a phase-centric pairing of the angiogram and life images. Instead, both the pairing and accurate registration of the images are combined within a single operation, for example... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100145194 - Histogram-based analysis method for the detection and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases: An analysis method using histograms derived from positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission tomography (SPECT) images of the brain, which utilizes radiopharmaceuticals for the detection and diagnosis of pathological targets associated with neurodegenerative disease in a patient is provided.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100145195 - Hand-held ultrasound system: An embodiment of a hand-held ultrasound system is disclosed. The hand-held ultrasound system comprises an ultrasound probe configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to thereby output receive signals. A body is sized to be held by a single hand of a user and... Agent: Jones Day

20100145196 - Ultrasound imaging method combined with the presence of contrast media in the body under examination: An ultrasound imaging method for use in the presence of contrast agents is disclosed in which acoustic waves are transmitted at a fundamental transmission frequency and are focused on at least one scan line. Acoustic beams reflected from the body under examination and the contrast agents are separated into harmonic... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100145197 - method for generating a motion-corrected 3d image of a cyclically moving object: The invention relates to a device and method for generating a motion-corrected 3D image of a cyclically moving object by means of an ultrasound probe, comprising the steps of providing at least one 3D reference image of the object, the 3D reference image showing the object substantially at one particular... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100145198 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: In FIG. 2 (A), a reception beam (102) is formed using a weighting function (112). A position of a peak of the weighting function (112) is set at the position of the reception beam (102). A reception beam (104) is formed using a weighting function (114), and a position of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100145199 - Cancer detection system: A cancer detection system (100) comprising a light generator (34) and a probe (24) including first and second light guides (26, 27). The first guide propagates the examination light emitted from the light generator and irradiates tissue (20) with the light. The second guide propagates the light scattered by the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100145200 - Spatially offset raman spectroscopy of layered soft tissues and applications of same: The present invention in one aspect relates to a method for surgical margin evaluation of tissues during breast conserving therapy at a surgical site of interest. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of acquiring a plurality of spatially offset Raman spectra from the surgical site of interest, identifying... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100145201 - Method for measuring central venous pressure or respiratory effort: Photoplethysmography (PPG) is obtained using one red (e.g., 660 nm) and one infrared (e.g., 880 to 940 nm) light emitting diode with a single photo diode in combination with a pressure transducer thereby allowing both CVP and SpO2 to be measured simultaneously. The system also includes sensors capable of measuring... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100145204 - Alternans and pharmacological agents: First cardiac signal data generated from measured heart beats of a subject is received. Characteristics of alternans occurring in the received first cardiac signal data are determined. Second cardiac signal data generated from measured heart beats of the subject after a change relating to an administration of a pharmacological agent... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100145205 - Analyzing alternans from measurements of an ambulatory electrocardiography device: Cardiac signal data of heart beats measured with an ambulatory electrocardiography device is accessed. The cardiac signal data is segmented into cardiac signal data segments such that each cardiac signal data segment includes cardiac signal data of sequential heart beats. Whether alternans is present in the cardiac signal data segment... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100145202 - Method and apparatus for determining information concerning the identity of an individual: A method of determining information concerning the identity of an individual comprising measuring at least one biometric of the individual comprising at least one bio-potential waveform generated by the individual's heart, extracting a plurality of characteristics from the bio-potential waveform comprising any of an approximate location of a point of... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100145203 - Music selecting system and method thereof: The present invention relates to a music selecting system and method, and more particularly, to a technology that suitably determines an emotional quotient of user by preferably using a heart rate and biorhythm of user, and automatically selecting music of specific genre according to the determined emotional quotient, a current... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100145206 - Alternans and cardiac ischemia: One or more electrocardiographic signals are detected from a subject. The occurrence of alternans in the electrocardiographic signals are detected using one or more processors. One or more characteristics of detected alternans are determined. The determined characteristics of the detected alternans are analyzed to determine whether cardiac ischemia is present.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100145207 - Method and system for detecting t-wave alternans: A method for generating a cardiac electrical instability assesment is disclosed herein. The method includes obtaining a SDTWA measurement, obtaining a LDTWA measurement, and obtaining a cardiac electrical instability assessment based on both the SDTWA measurement and the LDTWA measurement.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100145208 - Device for predicting tachyarrhythmias and/or atrial arrhythmias: The invention relates to a device for predicting tachyarrhythmias and/or atrial arrhythmias with recording means that record electric cardiac signals of a heart and with evaluating means that evaluate the recorded electric cardiac signals. In order to transmit the recorded cardiac signals to the evaluating means, the recording means are... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100145209 - Apparatus for measuring amount of exercise, system for measuring amount of exercise, and method for measuring amount of exercise: An apparatus for measuring the amount of exercise, a system for measuring the amount of exercise, and a method for measuring the amount of exercise are disclosed. The apparatus for measuring the amount of exercise includes: an exercise amount measuring unit that measures the amount of exercise of a user;... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100145210 - Multi parametric classification of cardiovascular sounds: The present application relates to a method for classifying a cardiovascular sound recorded from a living subject. The method comprises the step of extracting at least two signal parameters (309) from said cardiovascular sound, said at least two signal parameters characterizes at least two different properties of at least a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100145212 - Flow meter for pulmonary function tests: The essence of the device (10) according to the invention is that the pressure offtake grooves (17, 27) start at the point of join of the spoke arms and at least some of the grooves open into respective through holes formed in the measuring tube (14), the measuring tube (14)... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100145211 - Gas flow system, meter, and method: A system, flow meter, and method for measuring gas flow information, such as respiratory information. In an exemplary embodiment, the flow meter may include a cylindrical body that allows the respiratory gas to flow through and at least one hot wire disposed within the cylindrical body. Further, the flow meter... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100145213 - Lung diagnosis apparatus with two ultrasound measurement zones: A lung diagnosis apparatus for measuring the flow rate and molar mass of the respiratory air of a living organism includes a respiration tube, through which respiratory air can flow. On the outer surface of the respiration tube there are mounted two tube nozzles for which the longitudinal axis, or... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100145214 - system and method for processing brain signals in a bci system: A system and method for processing brain signals in a BCI system. The method of processing brain signals in a BCI system includes the steps of processing the brain signals for control state detection to determine if a subject intends to use the BCI system; and processing the brain signals... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100145218 - Adjustment device, method, and computer program for a brainwave identification system: An adjustment apparatus for an electroencephalogram distinction method is used for an electroencephalogram interface system. The system has a biological signal measurement section for acquiring an electroencephalogram signal from a user, and an electroencephalogram interface section for presenting via an output section a plurality of menu items of the manipulation... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100145215 - Brain pattern analyzer using neuro-response data: A system obtains neuro-response data such as central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector system measurements from subjects exposed to stimulus material. Stimulus material is categorized and/or tagged. Survey based responses and resulting linguistic, perceptual, expressive, and/or motor responses are obtained, integrated with neuro-response data, and stored in a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100145216 - Neural interface assembly and method for making and implanting the same: An implant assembly for creating a neural interface with a central nervous system having at least one biocompatible intracortical electrode is presented along with a method of making and implanting device. The mechanical, electrical and biological characteristics of the assembly support its use as a reliable long term implant.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100145217 - Scalp potential measuring method and apparatus: An apparatus for measuring scalp potential is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of sensors and a pre-amplifier coupled to these sensors. The sensors are adapted to measure a raw scalp potential measurement though a hair and air interface, and may be considered as a difference, reference or common measurement. The... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100145219 - Stations for performing physiological stress tests: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating the risk of stress-related injury associated with a predetermined activity. One embodiment involves collecting physiological data while a subject performs a predetermined task, collecting psychological data while the subject performs a cognitive task, and ascertaining the risk of stress-related injury based on both... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100145220 - Feedback device: A feedback device is described comprising sensing means operable to detect a first body part movement and a second body part movement. A timer, associated with said sensing means, is provided for measuring the time lapsed between detection of the first body part movement and detection of the second body... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100145222 - Method and system for monitoring a nerve: A nerve monitoring system facilitates monitoring an integrity of a nerve.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20100145221 - Nerve electrode: A nerve monitoring system facilitates monitoring an integrity of a nerve.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20100145223 - Peripheral reticular pigmentary change and age-related macular degeneration: Examination of 956 age-related macular degeneration cases showed that the complement factor H variant (Y402H, C allele at rs1061170) increases risk for the development of peripheral reticular pigmentary change. AMD phenotypes of 796 carriers of the CFH Y402H variant were compared to the AMD phenotypes of 160 non-carriers. Of 34... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100145224 - Canal dilation device: A device for enlarging a canal of a human or animal subject includes an elongate member having a first lumen extending therein and an inflatable body toward a distal end of the elongate member. The inflatable body is deliverable, in an uninflated or deflated state, to a location substantially within... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100145225 - Cytology device: A cytology device and a method of use thereof are described. The cytology scraper comprises a scraping element that provides increased tissue removal capabilities over conventional cytology brushes. The edges of the scraping element can also simultaneously dilate strictures during the tissue removal procedure.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100145226 - Flashback blood collection needle: A needle assembly includes a transparent or translucent housing with a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet end, a flashback chamber and a venting mechanism therebetween. Substantially axially aligned inlet and outlet cannulas extend from the housing and communicate with the chamber. A sealable sleeve covers the external end of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100145230 - Integrated lancing test strip with retractable lancet: An integrated lancing test strip device includes a lancet configured to form an incision in tissue and a test strip coupled to the lancet for analyzing body fluid. A retention mechanism acts as a detent to hold the lancet in a static position relative to the test strip before forming... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100145229 - Lancet device having capillary action: A device for sampling body fluid, the device comprising, a main body, a lancet disposed within the main body, a carrier disposed within the main body fixedly attached to the lancet, a biasing means in communication with the lancet and the carrier, an annular space disposed within the main body... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100145227 - Lancing device comprising a torsional spring: A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle which is arranged therein and which can be extended outwards with a tip end, and a manual actuating element for releasing a displacement movement of the needle, wherein a control curve section and... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100145228 - Sampling devices and methods utilizing biased capillary action: A device is constructed so as to define a capillary channel that draws a body fluid form a proximal portion of the capillary channel toward a distal portion. A counterbore defining a “ledge” not substantially normal to the center line of channel causes the meniscus of body fluid to be... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100145232 - Methods and apparatuses for correcting sport postures captured by a digital image processing apparatus: A sport posture correcting apparatus including a digital image processing apparatus configured to generate a series of image frames. The sport posture correcting apparatus may include a digital signal processing unit configured to set a region in one of the series of generated image frames. The digital signal processing unit... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100145231 - System for measuring space width of joint, method for measuring space width of joint and recording medium: A method for measuring space width of joint includes: a joint image input step of inputting an image of a joint; a contour detecting step of detecting contours of a pair of bones constituting the joint; a measurement range setting step of setting a measurement range of a space of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100145233 - System and method for training human subjects to improve off-axis neuromuscular control of the lower limbs: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured knee ligament in sports-related activities, especially in pivoting sports. Considering that the knee is free to flex/extend but has much more limited motions about the off-axis (tibia rotation and valgus/varus), ACL injuries are often associated with excessive off-axis loadings. A pivoting/sliding... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100145235 - Device for fixing at least one fibrous strip to a body part, and method for the production of said strip: A device (V) for fixing at least one fibrous strip (FB) to a body part (K), wherein the fibrous strip comprises at least one fibre (F) embodied as a fibre-optic bending sensor, has at least one fixing unit (BE) which respectively has (a) a fixing part (BM) for applying part... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100145234 - Hand-held device for detecting activities of daily living and system having the same: There are provided a hand-held device for detecting activities of daily living, and a system for detecting activities of daily living using the same. The hand-held device comprises a behavior information detector unit detecting physical activity information from user's movements; an article use information detector unit detecting article use information... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100145236 - System and apparatus for continuous monitoring of movement disorders: Disclosed embodiments include a complete system and platform which allows for continuous monitoring of movement disorders during normal daily activities in the clinic, home, and other normal daily environments. The system comprises: 1) a wearable apparatus for continuous monitoring of movement disorders, 2) a docking station, 3) a web server,... Agent: Aboy&associates PC Www.aboypatentlaw.com

  
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20100137673 - Dosimetry implant for treating restenosis and hyperplasia: The present invention discloses a method of selectively providing radiation dosimetry to a subject in need of such treatment. The radiation is applied by an implant comprising a body member and 117mSn electroplated at selected locations of the body member, emitting conversion electrons absorbed immediately adjacent selected locations while not... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100137674 - Brachytherapy treatment of the spine with irradiated implants: A spinal implant configured to facilitate focused treatment of spinal tumors includes a plurality of irradiated implant seeds configured to concentrate the dosage and duration of radiation treatment of tumors.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100137675 - 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

20100137676 - N-acetylcysteine amide (nac amide) for treatment of oxidative stress associated with infertility: An in vitro culture and/or fertilization medium containing N-acetylcysteine amide (NAC amide) reduces or prevents oxidative stress and free radical formation that contribute to the cellular damage and eventual demise of sperm, oocytes and embryos that are cultured, fertilized and maintained in vitro. The NAC amide-containing medium composition for in... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100137677 - Method for treatment and prevention of parastomal hernias: A method and device for preventing or treating parastomal hernia is provided. The method can include positioning a graft material between a rectus sheath and a rectus abdominus muscle surrounding a stoma.... Agent: Finnegan/kci

20100137679 - Minimally invasive breast lift method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100137678 - Self-adjusting attachment structure for a cardiac support device: A cardiac support device including a jacket and elastic attachment structure for self-securing the jacket to a heart. The attachment structures can include undulating metal and polymer elements, a silicone band and elastomeric filaments on a base end of the jacket.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100137681 - Endoscopic instrument management system: Endoscopic instrument management systems are described herein which allow one or more operators to manage multiple different instruments utilized in endoscopic procedures. In one aspect, responsibility for instrumentation management between one or more operators may be configured such that a first set of instruments is controlled by a primary operator... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100137680 - Medical manipulator device and actuator suitable therefor: A clean and inexpensive medical manipulator device can be provided in which a risk of failure caused by current leakage or disconnection is eliminated and reliability is higher than in a manipulator device using an electrically driven actuator or electric motor. The medical manipulator device includes a stage section 3... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100137683 - Capsule-type endoscope having sensor and communication method thereof: Disclosed is a capsule-type endoscope, including: a lens for obtaining an image inside the body, one or more sensors for obtaining information related to the inside of the body, a controller for interleaving the information detected by the one or more sensors with the image captured by the lens and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100137685 - Deviated viewing rigid videoendoscope with adjustable focusing: The disclosure relates to a deviated viewing rigid videoendoscopic probe with adjustable focusing, comprising a rigid inspection tube and a control handle attached to the inspection tube, the inspection tube having a longitudinal axis and a distal part comprising an image capture device having a viewing axis different from the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100137682 - Endoscope: There is provided an endoscope capable of observing cells at a desired position existing in the depth direction with a simple structure as compared to the conventional configuration. The endoscope includes an insert unit to be inserted into a biological body, a low-scaling observation system for observing an observation position... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100137684 - Endoscope system with scanning function: An endoscope system has an optical fiber configured to transmit illumination light emitted from a light source to the tip portion of a scope; a scanner configured to spirally scan a target area with illumination light by vibrating the tip portion of said optical fiber; and an image generator configured... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100137686 - Device and method for orienting a device in vivo: An in vivo device, such as an in vivo imaging device or other sensing device, may include a device body and at least one appendage coupled to the device body. According to some embodiments the appendage(s) may be extended or expanded, or reduced or removed, in vivo, thereby altering the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100137687 - Endotracheal intubation device: An endotracheal intubation device having a curvable portion and internal optics or a viewing device which facilitate the insertion of an endotracheal tube into a patient. The device has a handle and a trigger. When the trigger is squeezed the curvable portion curves in a controlled manner from a fully... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Mcleod & Moyne, P.C.

20100137688 - Robotic endoscope: An endoscope is provided which comprises an elongated body adapted for insertion into a body lumen, and a plurality of electrically controlled actuators associated with the body which are controllable to impart an orientation to the body that is complimentary to the natural orientation of the lumen into which the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100137689 - Laminar flow endoscope: The present invention is directed to a laminar flow endoscopic instrument for laminar transmission of irrigation fluid between an incision towards a zone of visualization associated with a surgical site, the endoscopic portal comprising an osteoendoscopic cylinder having an outer contact surface encircling an inner visual surface and extending between... Agent: Intellectual Property Center, LLC

20100137690 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100137691 - 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: Mark Farber, Esq. United States Surgical,

20100137692 - Surgical retractor assembly and associated method of use: A surgical retractor assembly is disclosed that includes a bone plate and a retractor. The bone plate has a tapered end portion. The retractor includes a base having (i) a body defining a bottom surface and a distal portion, the distal portion defining a distal surface, (iii) a first pair... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100137693 - Methods and systems for patient care: Methods and apparatus for patient care detect a current medical condition of a patient receiving medical treatment, e.g., by sensing blood pressure, heart rate, weight, glucose level, hemoglobin level, and/or blood potassium level (all by way of example) and transmit information regarding that medical condition to a digital data processing... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100137694 - Radio transparent sensor implant package: A system is provided for the packaging of wireless electronics in a mammalian body, the system comprising: a package configured in a shape suitable for implantation in that body; the package being configured from a biocompatible material; and that biocompatible material having a high degree of radio wave transparency.... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100137695 - Device for method facilitating infusion of therapeutic fluids and sensing of bodily analytes: Disclosed is an assembly for use with a portable therapeutic device. The assembly includes a mounting housing securable to skin of a patient, and a cannula subcutaneously insertable through a passageway provided within the housing. The cannula is configured to be inserted subsequent to securing of the housing to the... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100137696 - Medical device with reservoir-based sensors: A medical device is provided which may include a reservoir which has an opening and contains a sensor; a reservoir cap closing off the opening to isolate the sensor from an environmental component outside the reservoirs, the reservoir cap being impermeable to the environmental component and adapted to selectively undergo... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100137699 - Fluctuating blood glucose notification threshold profiles and methods of use: Embodiments of the present invention provide a new system and methods for monitoring blood glucose concentration. A user of a continuous glucose monitor may program upper and lower blood glucose notification thresholds to fluctuate over time in order to facilitate management of the short-term effects of food consumption, insulin delivery... Agent: Altimatia, L.L.C.

20100137697 - Measurement device: A measurement device A includes a display section 10 capable of displaying measurement data obtained by measurement means 12, 13, 14a, a clock function section 16, an event time setting means 14b, 15 capable of setting the time of an event, and an elapsed time display processing means 14c that... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100137698 - Method and apparatus for providing power management in data communication systems: A blood glucose meter having a compact housing, a display unit disposed on the housing, the display unit including a display light source to illuminate the display unit, an input unit disposed on the housing, the input unit configured to provide input functions for the blood glucose meter, and a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100137700 - Catheters and electrophysiological devices: The present invention provides systems and methods of use for catheters and electrophysiological devices. In particular, the present invention provides coronary catheters within which an extendable electrode array is housed.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100137701 - Band with at least one sensor to be affixed toconvex unit: A band including at least one sensor that can be attached to a unit with a convex outer surface, specifically a tubular formation similar to the extremity of a human body, featuring a sensor area with at least partly area applying the sensors on the upper plane of the unit... Agent: Georgios Papastefanou

20100137702 - Apparatus for measuring physiological signal of vehicle driver: An apparatus for measuring a physiological signal of a vehicle driver includes: a conductive fabric electrode coated on a target object within a vehicle and detecting a physiological current of a driver when it comes in contact with the driver; and a signal generating unit generating an electrical signal corresponding... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100137703 - Blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging system: A blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus for determining a baseline indicative of a signal strength prior to an arrival of a contrast agent to a predetermined region of a subject, based on MR signals collected in time series from the predetermined region of the subject with the contrast agent injected... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100137704 - Medical mats with electrical paths and methods for using the same: The disclosure describes medical mats that provide electrical paths with connectors that connect to various electronic medical or surgical tools. The medical mats can reduce the lengths of cables and define routes that preventing cross-over, looping and/or bunching of loose lengths of long cables.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100137708 - Intra-subject position detection system and intra-subject position detection method: From among plural receiver electrodes for receiving a transmission signal transmitted from transmitter electrodes of an intra-subject introduction device, receiver electrodes for receiving an image reception signal are selected by a receiver electrode selection circuit. Further, receiver electrodes for receiving a signal for position detection are selected by a receiver... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100137706 - Method of, and apparatus for, controlling medical navigation systems: A method of operating a remote navigation system to that orients a medical device in a selected direction includes operating the remote navigation system to orient the medical device toward a point identified by the user on a two-dimensional map of a three-dimensional surface adjacent the medical device.... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20100137707 - Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization: A method for use during a procedure on a body. The method generates a display representing relative positions of two structures during the procedure. The method comprises the steps of storing an image data set in memory, the image data set representing the position of the body based on scans... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100137705 - Surgical navigation system with magnetoresistance sensors: A surgical navigation system having one or more magnetoresistance sensors, where the sensors have the noise and dynamic range appropriate for electromagnetic position and orientation tracking. The surgical navigation system comprising at least one magnetoresistance reference sensor rigidly attached to an anatomical reference of a patient, at least one magnetoresistance... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100137710 - System for marking the locations of imaged tissue with respect to the surface of the tissue: A system is provided for marking on a recording medium (36), such as a label, the location of imaged tissue with respect to an exposed surface of the tissue (34). Tissue is imaged by a microscope (11) capable of imaging sections of the tissue below the exposed tissue surface through... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher, Esq. South Winton Court

20100137709 - Test object for the validation of tracking in the presence of motion: A target motion simulator system for use in verifying target tracking with a radiation therapy device. The system comprises a radiation detection target coupled to a first motion actuator simulating a first motion of a first tissue and a fiducial coupled to a second motion actuator simulating a second motion... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100137711 - Apparatus and method of analyzing arterial plaque: A method of identifying arterial plaque analyzes arterial plaque using one or more non-invasive tests to determine if the plaque has any of a plurality of hallmarks that are predictive of disruption. The one or more tests do, in fact, test the plaque for the plurality of the hallmarks. The... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100137712 - Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body: Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body. One embodiment of the system provides a tissue anchor for holding a tissue mass within a human body. The tissue anchor may include a lead; a tissue fastener coupled to the lead; and a marker which can be... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100137713 - Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body: Systems and methods for stabilizing a target location within a human body. One embodiment of the system provides a tissue anchor for holding a tissue mass within a human body. The tissue anchor may include a lead; a tissue fastener coupled to the lead; and a marker which can be... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100137714 - Adapter for power injections: A syringe adapter includes an adapter body having a first connecting portion that may be received into a power injector unit used to deliver contrast media. The adapter also includes a second connecting portion configured to receive the rearward end of an associated syringe. The adapter includes means for encoding... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100137715 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and control method for ultrasonic imaging apparatus: A scanning part ultrasonically scans a cross section of a subject corresponding to a frame period. The filter processor uses time-series received signals that are obtained from the scanning part corresponding to a plurality of frames to attenuate low-frequency components from the received signals of a plurality of locations within... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100137716 - Multi-functional ultrasound imaging system: A multi-functional ultrasound imaging system includes a scan imaging unit having a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, and a probe that is one of a linear array probe and a convex array probe, wherein the probe has a certain deflection angle. The system also includes a control unit configured to... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100137717 - Automatic flow tracking system and method: A method of determining the blood flow characteristics from a monitoring signal indicative of blood flow in the vicinity of a heart, the method including the steps of: (a) extracting a flow envelope from the monitoring signal; (b) extracting a series of temporal markers from the flow envelope. (c) removing... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100137718 - Bidimensional ultrasonic array for volumetric imaging: Ultrasound transducer comprising an array of electro-acoustic micro-cells, a first and a second group of transducer elements arranged substantially along two directions (x, y), each element being defined by a group of micro-cells of the array, at least part of the micro-cells of each group being electrically interconnected by a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100137720 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: With an ultrasound pulser suitable for application to a medical ultrasound system, and so forth, a high voltage power supply of a transducer drive circuitry, on both high potential and low potential sides, is rendered variable in a range of 0 V on the order of ±200 V, thereby implementing... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100137719 - Ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: The invention aims to give uniform and stable characteristics to a cMUT-cell array and to improve acoustic characteristics. To this end, a signal blocking section is additionally provided for cells 102 located in the outermost peripheral portion or at the end positions of a two-dimensional array 101 of cMUT cells... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100137721 - Transurethral ultrasonic imaging system: An ultrasound scanning system and methods of using the same. In one preferred form, an ultrasound scanning system comprises an acoustic imaging catheter comprising an ultrasonic transducer, a motion control system and an imaging computer system for imaging a patient's genitourinary system. In another preferred form, an ultrasound scanning system... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100137722 - Non-ionising imager: A medical imager, primarily for use in oral and dental applications. The imager has a source for providing a plurality of collimated beams of non-ionizing radiation, in particular near-infrared light, and a plurality of correlated detectors. Each detector is arranged to receive unscattered light from one or part of one... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100137723 - Apnea type determining apparatus and method: An apnea classification system provides for apnea monitoring and differentiation based on several sleep apnea related parameters for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Monitoring of such sleep apnea related parameters allows the apnea classification system to differentiate among the different types of apnea. This information may then be used to determine... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100137724 - Method and an apparatus for determination of blood pressure: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for non-interfering blood pressure measurements. In particular, the invention relates to an apparatus for continuously monitoring blood pressure for patients at home or at work. The apparatus comprises an extra-corporal sensor for blood pressure determination with a flexible housing adapted... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100137725 - Sphygmomanometer cuff and sphygmomanometer: A sphygmomanometer cuff is used by being wrapped around an upper arm, and includes an air bladder, a cover body, and a cushion material. The air bladder is inflated/contracted by in/out of fluid, and includes a compression acting surface positioned on the upper arm side when the sphygmomanometer cuff is... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100137726 - Electrode device and electrocardiographic measurement device: A device for electrocardiogram measurement is provided, which is relatively not easily influenced by electrical activities of muscles, and which can perform electrocardiogram measurement during a measured person's daily life without removing clothes. The device includes a pair of lead electrode sections that are provided on a band section. Each... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100137727 - Extraction of fetal cardiac signals: A method for processing cardiac signals includes accepting, from a sensor system, a set of one or more signals, the signals including components of a desired cardiac signal and components of a substantially periodic interfering signal. The method is applicable for extraction of desired fetal cardiac signals from signals with... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100137728 - Ecg signal analysis tool: A computer-implemented method for analyzing a physiological signal includes selecting a first time interval containing a pattern of interest in a recording of the physiological signal. Respective values of a characteristic of the physiological signal are computed in a plurality of time segments within the first time interval. The computed... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100137729 - Gas monitoring system and sidestream gas measurement system adapted to communicate with a mainstream gas measurement system: A method and apparatus for interfacing a plurality of gas measurement systems, including a mainstream and a sidestream gas measurement system, to a host system via an interface unit. The present invention also pertains to a sidestream gas measurement system that output signals emulating the signals output by a mainstream... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100137730 - Systems and methods for determining respiration metrics: Systems, devices and methods provide for acquiring respiration information. A respiration information device includes timer circuitry to time a plurality of shorter time apertures and a plurality of longer time apertures. A respiration sensor, which may be implemented as a transthoracic impedance sensor, is configured to generate a signal indicative... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100137733 - Breath analysis systems and methods for asthma, tuberculosis and lung cancer diagnostics and disease management: Methods and systems are disclosed for the detecting of whether a subject has a lung disorder such as asthma, tuberculosis or lung cancer. Monitoring the subject's health and prognosis is also disclosed.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100137732 - Gas analyzing unit and airway adapter: An airway adapter. The airway adapter has a sampling chamber for allowing a respiratory gas flow. The airway adapter also has a sensor for acquiring a signal needed for a respiratory gas analysis. The sensor is integrated into the airway adapter and which sensor comprises an electrolyte being in contact... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100137731 - Nanoelectronic capnometer adapter including a nanoelectronic sensor selectively sensitive to at least one gaseous consitutent of exhaled breath: A capnometer adaptor includes a nanostructure sensor configured to selectively respond to a gaseous constituent of exhaled breath, such as to carbon dioxide. In certain embodiments, the adaptor includes an airway adaptor having at least one channel configured for the passage of respiratory gas; at least one nanostructure sensor in... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100137734 - System and method for brain machine interface (bmi) control using reinforcement learning: A Brain Machine Interface (BMI) agent (110) is provided, that when operatively coupled to a subject during a mental task by the subject to control a prosthetic device (130), monitors one or more states (125) of neural activity of the subject, receives feedback associated with a behavior of the prosthetic... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100137735 - Device and method for monitoring muscular activity: An apparatus and a method for monitoring muscle activity are provided. The apparatus comprises a sensor for detecting the generated electromyographic signals and processing means. The processing means generates an event signal if the electromyographic signal exceeds a predetermined power content within a predetermined time window. The event signal triggers... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.

20100137736 - Involuntary contraction induced pressure as a medical diagnostic tool using involuntary reflex cough test: A system and method allows diagnosis of a patient for physiological abnormality such as a neurological deficiency. An involuntary reflex cough event is induced within the patient that activates the nucleus ambiguus and medial motor cell column of the patient and stimulates involuntary cough activated paraspinal muscles in the pelvis... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100137737 - Techniques for evaluating stress urinary incontinence (sui) using involuntary reflex cough test: A system and method evaluates a patient for stress urinary incontinence. An involuntary reflex cough event is induced within the patient that activates the nucleus ambiguous and medial motor cell column of the patient and stimulates involuntary cough activated paraspinal muscles in the pelvis of the patient. And elecromyogram (EMG)... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100137738 - Surgical tissue monitoring system: A tissue monitoring system includes an introducer having an inflatable section and a plurality of electrodes disposed thereon. The electrodes are alternatively connected to an electrode contact system which includes at least one signal line and at least one measurement line for taking readings about a circumferential segment of tissue... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100137739 - Method and device for hearing test: A method of conducting a hearing test, and a device to perform the method, the method including configuring multiple test sound sets including multiple sound sources at each included audio frequency, wherein the sound sources, when sequentially arranged according to volume, have a uniform volume difference and a same frequency... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100137740 - Apparatus and method to access the bone marrow for oncology and stem cell applications: An apparatus for removing portions of bone marrow from a bone is provided. The apparatus includes a housing and a hollow drive shaft operable to engage a gear assembly. The hollow drive shaft includes a first end operable to penetrate the bone and a second end operable to allow retrieval... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100137741 - Multi compartment body part scraping fluid collection device: An embodiment is a fluid sample collection system. More specifically, an embodiment is a fluid sample collection system to facilitate collection of biological specimens and particularly to facilitate collection of saliva, urine, and stool specimens from human or animal species for the purpose of extracting purified DNA and/or RNA.... Agent: Rylander & Associates PC

20100137742 - 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, two or more skin expander sets, and a reader, wherein the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100137743 - Multi-functional and modular urine collection system: Multi-functional urine collection devices, embodiments of which can include a self-expanding container having a receptacle for receiving urine from the tubing, a pump for moving urine through the tubing and into a receptacle, extendable tubing that may be shortened and/or lengthened, and/or one or more meters for monitoring, measuring, transmitting... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100137744 - Intravenous indwelling catheter: The invention relates to an indwelling catheter, in particular an intravenous indwelling catheter for emergency treatment. Said catheter comprises a housing (1) and a puncturing cannula (2), which can be introduced into and removed from the housing interior in the longitudinal direction of the housing (1) and which extends through... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100137745 - Stack magazine system: A meter system for analyzing body fluids includes a supply magazine for storing a stack of test elements, a meter for analyzing fluid samples, and a transport system for transporting test elements from the supply magazine to the meter. The test element in one embodiment includes a lancet integrated test... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100137746 - Method and system for the determination of residual volume in patients having an enteral feeding tube: A method and system for determining the residual volume within a patient having a naso-enteral feeding tube. A collection container is coupled to the naso-enteral feeding tube and a physical force is applied to the collection container to prevent stomach fluid from flowing into the collection container. The physical force... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100137747 - Clinical assessment scales and methods: Disclosed herein are scales for assessing lip fullness, severity of perioral lines at rest, severity of perioral lines at maximum contraction or oral commissures. The scales comprise rows or columns of photographs corresponding to different severity categories. Each scale may have a Kappa score of at least about 0.700 for... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100137748 - Fatigue estimation device and electronic apparatus having the fatigue estimation device mounted thereon: A body motion detection section (2) for continuously detecting the frequency of a user's activity as an activity level is provided. The activity level detected by the body motion detection section (2) is outputted to a fatigue detection section (3) for estimating a user's fatigue level on the basis of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100137749 - Non-intrusive movement measuring apparatus and method using wearable electro-conductive fiber: There is provided a non-intrusive movement measuring apparatus and method using wearable electro-conductive fibers. A non-intrusive movement measuring apparatus using wearable electro-conductive fibers according to an aspect of the invention may include a signal measurement device measuring a plurality of movement signals using a plurality of electro-conductive fibers put on... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

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