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Surgery July category listing 07/10

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20100191034 - Expandable brachytherapy device with constant radiation source spacing: A brachytherapy device may include an expandable outer cage, an expandable inner cage positioned within the outer cage and configured to receive radioactive material at its perimeter, and a movable actuator configured to cause the outer and inner cages to expand simultaneously in response to movement of the actuator between... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100191036 - Nondestructive fluid transfer device: Fluid transfer device may be configured as a vacuum pump particularly suited for nondestructive transfer of fluids, including blood and blood constituents. Fluid transfer device may be used for assisting in the pumping of blood through a patient's heart for reducing the load on the patient's heart, so that sheer... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100191035 - Percutaneous intra-aortic ventricular assist device: A percutaneous intra-aortic ventricular assist device is adapted for implantation in an aorta that has a luminal wall, and includes a tubular stent body, an inner tubular body, a vane member, a carrier member, a rib unit, a first pulled string, a second pulled string, an alternately pulling mechanism, and... Agent: Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Attn: Janet E. Reed, Ph.d.

20100191037 - Iso music therapy program and methods of using the same: The use of music in connection with cancer therapy and other conditions is described. A computer-implemented method of modulating a mood in a person includes selecting an appropriate target mood, filtering a play list of music tracks based on an initial mood and vectoring by further filtering the play list... Agent: NielsenIPLaw LLC

20100191038 - Devices and tools for treatment of urinary incontinence: Implantable medical devices provide support to a patient's urethra, surgical tools are utilized with the devices, and surgical methods are utilized to implant the devices in patients for treatment of urinary incontinence.... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100191039 - Transobturator surgical articles and methods: Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100191040 - Manipulation of ovarian primordial follicles: Methods are provided for activating dormant ovarian primordial follicles in a mammal to promote development to preovulatory follicles.... Agent: Stanford University Office Of Technology Licensing Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100191042 - Production methology for frozen dairy: A reduced dose inseminate and method for producing and using such reduced dose inseminate to fertilize the eggs of a female animal by artificial insemination with fewer sperm cells than compared with conventional dose inseminates.... Agent: Cr Miles P.C.

20100191041 - Reproductive technology of low dose semen production and in vitro / in vitro fertilization in domestic animals: Artificial insemination of female animals and in vitro fertilization of oocytes with fresh or frozen-thawed semen have been applied to the reproduction of animals. According to the traditional theory and conventional procedures, a great number of sperm cells are needed to ensure a successful fertilization.... Agent: Cr Miles P.C.

20100191043 - Methods and devices for isolating a vessel: A method of harvesting a target vessel includes creating a first incision, inserting a light source into a vessel through the first incision, the vessel located next to the target vessel, using the light source to illuminate a portion of the vessel, locating the target vessel from outside the vessel... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (maquet)

20100191046 - Implants and procedures for supporting anatomical structures: Implants for the treatment of pelvic support conditions and methods of implementing the same. The implants comprise relatively soft, flexible bodies and relatively strong arms extending in predetermined orientations therefrom. Methods and devices for placing the implants minimize trauma to the pelvic floor and provide well-anchored support to pelvic organs... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100191044 - Implants and procedures for supporting anatomical structures for treating conditions such as incontinence: An implantable system for supporting anatomical structures and, more particularly, a sling-like implant for the treatment of incontinence and method of implementing the same is provided. The implant comprises a support portion and at least one anchor portion extending therefrom. The anchors are inserted through the supporting portion and have... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100191045 - Implants and procedures for supporting anatomical structures for treating conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse: Implants for the treatment of pelvic support conditions and methods of implementing the same. The implants comprise relatively soft, flexible bodies and relatively strong arms extending in predetermined orientations therefrom. Methods and devices for placing the implants minimize trauma to the pelvic floor and provide well-anchored support to pelvic organs... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100191047 - Activity simulator: The invented simulator includes a housing and within which a reciprocator driven by a motor or magnetic or other driving forces disposed in the housing, that generates linear reciprocating movements. An arm connected to the reciprocator via a rock arm and further the arm may be covered with materials in... Agent: Alfred Xueliang Xin

20100191048 - Network enabled sexual apparatus with feedback and fault tolerance: A network enabled sexual apparatus with feedback and fault tolerance comprises a saddle portion supported on a housing. A sexual stimulator attachment is moveably connected to a movement means which moves the sexual stimulator attachment. A control arm is moveably connected to the housing and is in communication with the... Agent: Patwrite LLC

20100191049 - Endoscope storage cabinet, tracking system, and signal emitting member: An endoscope storage cabinet for use with at least one endoscope having at least one signal emitting member associated therewith and configured to emit a signal indicative of at least one attribute of the at least one endoscope to which it is associated, the cabinet including: an enclosed structure formed... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100191051 - Medical apparatus: A medical apparatus includes a first medical equipment, a second medical equipment, an indicator and a keeping portion. The first medical equipment is used for performing a medical action with respect to an object. The second medical equipment includes a coupling portion attachable to/detachable from the first medical equipment. The... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100191050 - Variable length accessory for guiding a flexible endoscopic tool: The present invention includes, in various embodiments, a surgical accessory for guiding a flexible endoscopic tool into an endoscope. In at least one embodiment, the surgical accessory includes a variable length assembly having a first component and a second component, a first connector, and a second connector. In such embodiments,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100191052 - Barrel system for use with an endoscope: The present embodiments provide apparatus and methods for facilitating cauterization of tissue. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a proximal barrel and a distal barrel, which are coupled together and moveable with respect to one another. At least a portion of the proximal barrel may be coupled to an endoscope... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100191055 - Capsule type medical apparatus and capsule type medical system: The present invention provides a capsule type medical apparatus that can receive, in a subject, an external signal transmitted from an outside of the subject and transmitted via a conductor existing in the subject, including: a cover member that is formed of a dielectric and covers components of the capsule... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100191054 - Endotracheal intubation system and intubation procedure: “An endotracheal intubation device includes an inflatable cuff connected to an inflation tube, visualization means, where the visualization means include means to enlighten and an image guide, where the means to enlighten, the image guide, and the inflation tube are associated to a first three ways connector adapted to connect... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100191053 - Portable endoscope for diverse medical disciplines: Disclosed herein is a portable endoscope and kit for performing multiple medical procedures. The portable endoscope comprises a detachable operator control section assembly and one of multiple detachable and interchangeable flexible insertion shaft assemblies with a flexible distal end. The proximal end of a detachable and interchangeable flexible insertion shaft... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20100191056 - Endoscope shape analysis apparatus: An endoscope shape analysis apparatus includes a coordinates obtaining portion for obtaining coordinate values of an insertion portion; a storage portion for storing the coordinate values; a straight line setting portion for setting a first straight line A and a second straight line B, based on the coordinate values; a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100191057 - Penetrating member with direct visualization: Systems and methods for accessing the spine include tissue penetrating members with direct visualization capability that may be used to form an access pathway to a targeted treatment site. The direct visualization capability, which may be provided by fiberoptic illumination and imaging components, may be use to visualize the tissue... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100191058 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes a manipulation unit, and an insertion unit which is disposed in continuation to the manipulation unit. The insertion unit contains a bending portion which has a plurality of articulation wheels coupled in succession, two adjacent ones of the articulation wheels being coupled by a shaft member so... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100191059 - Device for a rectoscope: A device for a rectoscope including a main pipe which is provided, at a first end portion, with a connection sub arranged to receive an optics head, and an elongated insertion portion, a second end portion being provided with a rectoscope mouth, and the centre bore of the main pipe... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100191060 - Light guide, light source apparatus and endoscope system: Light from a light source enters a first small diameter fiber at an incident angle of 0°. Exit light from the first small diameter fiber has a substantially convex light intensity distribution in a diameter direction. Light from a light source enters a second small diameter fiber at an incident... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100191061 - Laryngoscope with disposable blade cover: A laryngoscope for use with a disposable blade cover is provided. The laryngoscope comprises a handle and a blade. The laryngoscope further comprises an actuator system for selectively securing the disposable blade cover about at least a portion of the blade.... Agent: Zeppelin Designs Inc. Suite 144

20100191062 - Battlefield laryngoscope adaptor cap for flashlight: A laryngoscope adaptor cap for use with existing government issue military flashlights designed for use in night time battlefield conditions. A filter disc filters out visible light and a light seal design prevents leakage of visible light from an assembled laryngoscope. The adaptor cap is crush resistant, impact resistant, has... Agent: Mark S. Hubert P.C.

20100191063 - Portable otoscope device: The present invention is a portable otoscope device that is mainly a single machine-operated structural design for convenient usage by users. It includes a grip styled main body with a protruding conical shape body set on the front end of its upper portion and a base portion set in the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100191064 - Wound retractor: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (100), having a first ring (102) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A second ring (104), having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A flexible sleeve (106), disposed in a... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100191065 - Suture management system for surgical portal apparatus including springs: A surgical portal apparatus for use during a surgical procedure involving at least one suture is provided. The surgical portal apparatus includes a portal member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough for receiving a surgical object, and a suture management device associated with the portal member.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100191066 - Surgical port system with marker ring: Surgical port to maintain a working channel through bodily tissue includes a tubular body having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the tubular body having a working channel defined therethrough. Additionally, the surgical port includes a collar disposed at the proximal portion of the tubular body, the collar including... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group / Zimmer Suite 408

20100191067 - Cervix examination device and cervix examination set: A cervix examination device capable of containing and separating an inspection apparatus is disclosed. The cervix examination device comprises: a first blade; a second blade, which is pivoted to the first blade, comprising an open part and a holding part; an adjuster installed between the first and the second blades;... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100191069 - Battery system for mri compatable wireless patient monitor: A patient monitoring system detects physiological signals from a patient during an MRI examination. The patient monitoring system wirelessly transmits data associated with the physiological signals to a remote base unit. The wireless transmission of data is carried out in a manner to not be disruptive to the MRI examination.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100191070 - Diagnostic method including uniform encoding of information: A diagnostic encoding method is provided. The method includes assigning a first plurality of identifiers to an anatomical structure of the human body and assigning a second plurality of identifiers to diagnostic criterion by which caregivers evaluate patients. The method further includes, when diagnosing a patient, recording findings of the... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100191068 - Spacer block with sensor for total knee arthroplasty: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a force sensing system and method for total knee arthroplasty. For example, a force sensing system includes a spacer block that is adapted to be positioned adjacent a resected distal femur and a resected proximal tibia. The spacer block is configured to receive... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100191072 - Button sensor: A hermetically sealed electronic closure device, or button, includes a self-renewing power source, a sensor for measuring a metric, a memory storing information, a data processing circuit for controlling operations of the device, and a transceiver for sending and receiving information. The device is a standard part of a clothing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100191076 - Daytime/nighttime respiration rate monitoring: A device and method can monitor or trend a patient's respiration rate measurements according to the time of day. The device, which may be implantable or external, collects and classifies respiration rate measurements over time. The trended information about particular classes of respiration rate measurements is then communicated to a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100191074 - Distributed multi-channel physiological monitoring and analyzing system: A distributed multi-channel physiological monitoring and analyzing system including an assembly of plural biosignal collecting units and a processing unit is provided. The plural biosignal collecting units are implemented to acquire multiple physiological signals from an user. Each biosignal collecting unit includes at least a sensor/electrode for acquiring at least... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20100191071 - Methods and systems for diagnosing, treating, or tracking spinal disorders: A method of patient assessment, treatment, and outcome modeling is disclosed. The method includes obtaining patient characteristic information from a current patient, defining a plurality of therapeutic factors based on the characteristic information of the current patient, and weighting the therapeutic factors. The method also includes accessing at least one... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100191075 - Progressively personalized decision-support menu for controlling diabetes: A method for more effective control and treatment of diabetes is described, based on providing patients readily accessible and real-time analysis and recommendations based on their individual blood glucose levels and other biometric parameters, particularly blood chemistry, diet and exercise. The system includes the ability to track individual blood glucose... Agent: Eric P. Mirabel

20100191073 - System for monitoring chemotherapy-associated adverse drug reactions: A system adapted to monitor adverse drug reactions in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy which comprises a patient-based data terminal 3 such as a mobile telephone adapted to provide for periodic entry by the patient of data on a plurality of predetermined adverse reactions. The data is processed for display to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100191077 - Method and system for rapidly and passively identifying changes in number of open pores in the skin of an individual: In one aspect, there is disclosed a system and method for rapidly and passively identifying changes in the number of open pores in the skin of an individual in response to a stimulus without contacting the individual. This is accomplished by using a thermal camera that is sensitive in the... Agent: Department Of The Army Cecom Legal Office, Fort Belvoir

20100191078 - Energy supply for fluid dispensing device: Disclosed is a portable fluid dispensing device for infusing a fluid into the body of a user and/or for sensing an analyte within the body. The device includes at least one housing to retain a source of energy to energize the device, the source of energy comprising at least one... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100191079 - Brain imaging system and methods for direct prosthesis control: Methods and systems for controlling a prosthesis using a brain imager that images a localized portion of the brain are provided according to one embodiment of the invention. The brain imager provides motor cortex activation data by illuminating the motor cortex with near infrared light (NIR) and detecting the spectral... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100191080 - Method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics: The invention comprises methods for noninvasively monitoring physiological characteristics of a patient's blood. Determinations of blood constituent concentrations may be made by comparing absorbance of radiation at varying parameters, such as path length and blood pressure. Preferably, changes in pressure are effected by changing the height of the probes relative... Agent: Francis Law Group

20100191081 - Quantitative three-dimensional mapping of oxygen tension: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for measuring and mapping oxygen tension in a tissue and, in particular, permit direct non-invasive measurement of retinal tissue oxygen tension. In one aspect, the invention is directed to methods for determining oxygen tension in a target tissue sensitized with an oxygen sensitive probe by... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100191082 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100191083 - Engineered conductive polymer films to mediate biochemical interactions: The conductive polymer films of this disclosure reversibly and selectively mediate ligand-receptor interactions. This electrochemical manipulation of biochemical interactions is accomplished by embedding or adsorbing receptors for ligands of interest in or onto a conductive polymer matrix. The matrix can also be doped, for example, with desired ions, polyions, or... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Boston

20100191084 - Sensor with layered electrodes: A thin film sensor, such as a glucose sensor, is provided for transcutaneous placement at a selected site within the body of a patient. The sensor includes several sensor layers that include conductive layers and includes a proximal segment defining conductive contacts adapted for electrical connection to a suitable monitor,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100191085 - Method and device for providing offset model based calibration for analyte sensor: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include processing sampled data from analyte sensor, determining a single, fixed, normal sensitivity value associated with the analyte sensor, estimating a windowed offset value associated with the analyte sensor for each available sampled data cluster, computing a time... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100191086 - Sensing system with auxiliary display: A system is provided for sensing blood glucose data of a patient. The system includes a sensor, user interface, and an optional auxiliary device. If the connection between the sensor and user interface is by a wire, the sensor remains powered when the wire is disconnected. The communication between the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100191087 - Sensing system with auxiliary display: A system is provided for sensing blood glucose data of a patient. The system includes a sensor, user interface, and an optional auxiliary device. If the connection between the sensor and user interface is by a wire, the sensor remains powered when the wire is disconnected. The communication between the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100191089 - Method and system to detect neointima coverage of a stent: A method and endovascular system, such as a balloon catheter, for detecting the absence of neointimal coverage of bare or drug-eluting metal stents, featuring two (bipolar systems) or more electrodes (multipolar systems). The distal part of the device has an expandable platform, such as an inflatable balloon, for providing transient... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100191088 - Methods and systems for diagnosing, treating, or tracking spinal disorders: Methods and systems for performing a surgical procedure using implantable sensors are disclosed. The method includes providing one or more implantable sensors, each sensor configured for implantation adjacent to an anatomical feature of a patient; imaging the patient to determine the relative positions of the one or more implantable sensors... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100191090 - Multi-channel electrode sensor apparatus for simultaneously measuring a plurality of physiological signals: A multi-channel electrode sensor apparatus for measuring a plurality of physiological signals is provided. The multi-channel electrode sensor apparatus includes a multi-channel electrode having a plurality of electrodes that are weaved using respective conductive yarns to measure potential differences of a plurality of physiological signals and an insulation fabric that... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100191091 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191092 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191093 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191094 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191096 - Paramagnetic biomolecule complexes and uses thereof in the assessment of organ function: The present invention relates to complexes comprising one or more marker(s) and one or more biomolecules. The complexes according to the present invention have a variety of utilities, such as utility as a contrast agent in imaging methods, for example magnetic resonance imaging.... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100191095 - Process, device and system for reducing the artifacts that affect electrophysiological signals and that are due to electromagnetic fields: A method for collecting and a device for sensing at least one electrophysiological signal, as well as to a system including at least one such device. The device for sensing at least one electrophysiological signal from a living subject subjected to at least one electromagnetic field, includes elements, such as... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100191097 - Method of hyperpolarising a magnetic resonance agent: A method of hyperpolarising a magnetic resonance (MR) agent is suitable for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The method includes providing a solution comprising the MR agent suitable for use in MRI or MRS and at least one relaxation agent, the relaxation agent being... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100191098 - Method to track a contrast agent in a magnetic resonance tomography examination: A method tracks contrast agent in a magnetic resonance tomography examination with examination table moving continuously in the Z-direction. In the method, a first magnetic resonance signal in a first magnetic resonance measurement without contrast agent. The first MR signal is acquired along a middle k-space line that runs essentially... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100191099 - Motion-attenuated contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and related method thereof: A system and method for providing a dark-blood technique for contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance, improving visualization of subendocardial infarcts or perfusion abnormalities that may otherwise be difficult to distinguish from the bright blood pool. In one technique the dark-blood preparation is performed using a driven-equilibrium fourier transform (DEFT) preparation with... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100191103 - Apparatus and method for surgical bypass of aqueous humor: The invention provides minimally invasive microsurgical tools and methods to form an aqueous humor shunt or bypass for the treatment of glaucoma. The invention enables surgical creation of a tissue tract (7) within the tissues of the eye to directly connect a source of aqueous humor such as the anterior... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100191102 - Automatic correction and utilization of a vascular roadmap comprising a tool: Apparatus and methods are described including generating a road map of a blood vessel. Subsequent to the generation of the road map, a tool is inserted into the blood vessel. While the tool is inside the blood vessel, the position of the tool is determined. The road map is modified... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100191101 - Catheter with isolation between ultrasound transducer and position sensor: Medical apparatus includes an invasive probe, for insertion into a body of a living subject. An ultrasonic subsystem includes an ultrasonic transducer contained in the probe and image processing circuitry, which is located outside the probe and is coupled to communicate with the ultrasonic transducer in the probe. A position... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100191100 - Methods and systems for diagnosing, treating, or tracking spinal disorders: Methods and systems for visualizing and analyzing anatomical motion are disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of implantable sensors, each sensor configured for implantation adjacent to an anatomical feature of a patient and tracking the positions of the implantable sensors as the patient is put through a diagnostic motion... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100191105 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191104 - Imaging device for fused mammography with independantly moveabe imaging systems of different modalities: An apparatus for use in performing imaging a region of a patient's body including a first imaging system for acquiring first imaging information including a first region of interest using a first imaging modality, a second imaging system for acquiring second imaging information including a second region of interest using... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100191106 - Multiway cock and liquid dispensing circuit: A multiway cock has a cock body, a cock member, and a cover. The cock body has a circular tube part that has a first portion and a second portion arranged parallel to each other along the axis of the circular tube part. A first port and a second port... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100191107 - Diagnostic delivery service: Systems, methods, and other modalities are described for (a) obtaining an indication relating to an emission module (which may be dangerous, e.g.) or its user (who may be untrained, e.g.) and for (b) configuring the module or causing an irradiation (for imaging, e.g.) in response to the indication.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100191109 - Biological information processing apparatus and biological information processing method: A biological information processing apparatus includes: a light source 11 that irradiates light 12 to a light irradiation region 13A on a test object 13; an acoustic wave detector 17 that detects an acoustic wave 16 generated by a light absorber 15 in the test object upon its absorption of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100191108 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus using the same, and ultrasonic flaw inspection apparatus using the same: A technique that provides: an ultrasonic transducer in which the accurate arrangement of piezoelectric elements and the electric conductive state between electrode layers are reserved; and an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and an ultrasonic flaw inspection apparatus which use the ultrasonic transducer is provided. According to the technique, a plurality of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100191110 - Techniques to evaluate mechanical properties of a biologic material: A system includes an acoustic radiation force source that is structured to generate an acoustic radiation force at one or more frequencies. A shear wave transmission device is embedded in a mass including a biologic material. The shear wave transmission device is responsive to the acoustic radiation force source to... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20100191111 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonograph is provided which, when a difference occurs between an expected tissue displacement direction and a displacement estimation direction, minimizes errors caused by the difference to improve accuracy of an elasticity image. The ultrasonograph includes: an ultrasound probe to emit an ultrasound in a plurality of mutually crossing directions... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100191112 - Ultrasound apparatuses for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers. In some embodiments, parameters... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Attn: Paul T. Parker

20100191114 - Image indicator provision in an ultrasound system: Embodiments of providing image indicators together with an ultrasound image are disclosed. A mapping table including a plurality of objects each associated with examination locations, each of the examination locations being associated with one or more image indicators. The image indicators include a target organ marker indicative of each object,... Agent: Jones Day

20100191113 - Systems and methods for ultrasound imaging with reduced thermal dose: An ultrasound imaging method is provided. The method includes identifying a plurality of locations within a region of interest, delivering a pulse sequence to two or more of the plurality of locations in a determined order, wherein the pulse sequence comprises a pushing pulse, and a tracking pulse, and applying... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100191115 - Ultrasound imaging system and method: In one embodiment, a method of transmitting ultrasonic energy is provided. The method comprises steps of configuring a pulse generator for generating and supplying excitation signals, transmitting ultrasound energy, based on the excitation signals, into an image volume of interest and generating multiple transmit beam sets from at least one... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100191116 - method, a computer program and an apparatus for quantification of a degree of obstruction in a liquid passageway: The invention relates to a method for quantification of a degree of obstruction in a liquid passageway, notably a male urethra. Data related to sonic waves generated by a liquid passing the obstruction may be accessed from a suitable file, or, alternatively may be directly obtained as a result of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100191119 - Maternal and fetal monitor ultrasound transducer: An ultrasound transducer and method of producing same takes advantage of the properties of two differing materials to optimize the transducer. More specifically, the transducer has one or more emitters made of lead zirconate titanate PZT) crystals that are affixed to a wearable material made of polyvinylildene fluoride (PVDF). As... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100191117 - Method and device for controlling transmission power of an active transducer: A method of operating an ultrasound signal generator includes generating a stimulus signal and receiving a returned signal. The Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) of the returned signal is computed. The SNR is compared to an optimal SNR range. A control signal is generated to control the transmission power of... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100191118 - System and method for measuring the instantaneous period of a quasi-periodic signal: A system for measuring the instantaneous period of a quasi-periodic signal includes a transducer that receives a quasi-periodic signal. A correlation computer cross correlates a template with the received quasi-periodic signal to produce a correlation signal. A peak detector identifies peaks of the correlation signal that exceed a threshold. A... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100191120 - Apparatus and method for controlling an ultrasound system based on contact with an ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe comprises a probe housing that has an inner surface and an outer surface. An array of transducer elements are within the probe housing. At least one sensor is formed between the inner and outer surfaces of the probe housing. The at least one sensor is configured to... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100191122 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus body, a support member provided in the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus body to support the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus body on an installation surface, a movable body provided in the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus body in a movable state by a moving member while... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100191121 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic probe: When a transfer signal according to ultrasonic echoes is wirelessly transmitted from an ultrasonic probe to an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus main body, the main body and the probe are reliably connected without false recognition. An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus main body, and... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100191123 - Ultrasonic probe device and system and methods of generating ultrasonic images: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic probe device comprising an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, where the body has a channel that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. A cord passes through the channel and is extendable and retractable relative to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100191124 - System and method for using three dimensional infrared imaging to provide psychological profiles of individuals: Calibrated infrared and range imaging sensors are used to produce a true-metric three-dimensional (3D) surface model of any body region within the fields of view of both sensors. Curvilinear surface features in both modalities are caused by internal and external anatomical elements. They are extracted to form 3D Feature Maps... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100191125 - Apparatus and method for obtaining geometrical data relating to a cavity: Disclosed is an apparatus for obtaining geometrical data relating to an internal surface of a cavity. The apparatus comprises a probe having an end portion insertable into the cavity in a direction of insertion, radiation directing means for directing electromagnetic radiation from the end portion to at least one location... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100191126 - Apparatus and method for wound diagnosis: A configurable scanner (1), for contactless measurement of the depth and perimeter of a wound on a target body part (9), has a scan head (4), and is configured to be controlled by a processor (3) for controlling a scanning procedure and analyzing the results. The scan head (4) projects... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100191127 - Method and system for estimating exercise capacity: A method of estimating exercise capacity of a subject is disclosed. The method uses output radiofrequency signals transmitted to the subject during exercise and input radiofrequency signals received from the subject during exercise. The method comprises: determining a phase shift of the input radiofrequency signals relative to the output radiofrequency... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100191128 - Volume status monitor: peripheral venous pressure, hypervolemia and coherence analysis: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring changes in blood volume using waveforms in the peripheral vasculature. In particular, the systems and methods relate to detecting ventilation-induced variation (VIV) of waveforms in the peripheral vasculature. Advantageously, the systems and methods may relate to analyzing VIV in peripheral venous pressure (PVP).... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100191129 - Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors: A method for performing an in-vivo calibration of a blood pressure sensor that is associated with an in-vivo balloon system. The method involves monitoring a patient's blood pressure by observing the system gas pressure while at the same time monitoring the patient's blood pressure through the sensor. The blood pressure... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100191130 - Method for detecting pathologies using cardiac activity data: The invention relates to a method for determining a pathology in a subject, said method comprising: a) correlating N-N intervals with rate dependent fluctuations of electrocardiographic parameters derived from an electrocardiogram (ECG) of said subject or other recordings reflecting cardiac activity of said subject to derive electrocardiographic parameters correlation values,... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100191131 - Method of noninvasive electrophysiological study of the heart: The invention relates to medicine, namely to cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, functional diagnosis and clinical electrophysiology of the heart. The invention consists in reconstructing electrograms, whose experimental registration requires an invasive access, by computational way on unipolar ECGs recorded at 80 and more points of the chest surface. Based on reconstructed... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100191132 - Event discrimination using unipolar and bipolar signal differences: A medical device and associated method discriminate near-field and far-field events by sensing a bipolar signal and a unipolar signal at a tissue site, detecting an event in response to one of the bipolar and unipolar signals, and comparing an event feature determined from the bipolar signal to an event... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100191134 - Method for identifying an r-wave in an ecg signal, ecg measuring device and magnetic resonance scanner: A method for identifying R-waves in an ECG signal for the purpose of triggering further measurements or examinations is proposed. A reference ECG signal by an ECG measuring device is measured. An R-wave in the reference ECG signal is identified. A reference quantity is determined from the reference ECG signal.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100191133 - Methods for quantifying qt-rr: Methods and apparatus for determining a patient specific QT-RR curve. One embodiment of a method in accordance with the technology comprises providing electrophysiological data for a specific patient. The method can further include: (a) determining QT durations and RR values for a plurality of heart beats of the specific patient... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100191135 - Pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability: The present invention provides a pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability having a view to simplifying the analytical process and carrying out automation. The pen shaped analytical apparatus of heart rate variability mainly includes an electrocardiogram signal converter; a micro-controller unit; a feature extraction unit; a decision making... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100191137 - Device for detecting diaphragm movements: A device for detecting diaphragm movements includes an accelerometric sensor with a fixture for attachment to the user's chest and a conductor connected to the control module. The device is useful for detecting diaphragm movements during invasive curative procedures on the human heart, in particular during operations of atrial fibrillation.... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100191136 - System, pad and method for monitoring a sleeping person to detect an apnea state condition: A system, pad and method of monitoring a sleeping person to detect an apnea state condition enables the person to be subject to a tactile action. In the system, a pad is provided beneath the person, and a plurality of independent position sensors are arranged within the pad for measuring... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC

20100191138 - Breath condensate collector: A breath condensate collector (10) comprising a chamber having a breath inlet port (14) and an outlet port (16); a sample collector, adapted to receive breath from the chamber outlet and having air exhaust means; cooling means (112) to promote in use condensation of vapour from breath entering the sample... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100191139 - Method and device for probabilistic objective assessment of brain function: A method and apparatus for providing objective assessment of the brain state of a subject using a field portable device. The method includes placing an electrode set coupled to a handheld base unit on the subject's head, acquiring electrical brain signals from the subject through the electrode set, processing the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100191140 - Method for controlling device by using brain wave and brain wave interface system: The control method for a device includes steps of: presenting a visual stimulation concerning a manipulation menu for a device; measuring event-related potentials after the visual stimulation is presented, where event-related potentials based on a timing of presenting the visual stimulation as a starting point are measured from a potential... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100191141 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing a diseased condition in tissue of a subject: The present invention relates to a method and a medical device for diagnosing a diseased condition in tissue of a human or animal subject, wherein tissue electrical impedance measurements are employed. At least one set of data pre-processing rules are applied to impedance of a target tissue region and impedance... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100191142 - Anatomical thermal sensing device and method: A medical device utilizing temperature sensing to identify or assess anatomical bodies or structures includes an elongate tubular member, at least one electrode, a thermal sensor, and a temperature response assessment system or component. The at least one electrode may be connected to the distal portion of the elongate tubular... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100191143 - Calibrated digital headset and audiometric test methods therewith: A digital headset system for use in audiometric testing. The headset system includes a stored calibration reference relating the exact frequency and volume response of each speaker to analog input signals. A microprocessor accesses the calibration reference to determine the required analog signal needed to produce the desired sound. An... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100191144 - Ear canal obstruction detecting acoustical stimulation ear probe: An illuminated acoustical stimulation ear probe with outer ear illumination and a probe-fit status indicator.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20100191145 - System and apparatus for rapid stereotactic breast biopsy analysis: A stereotactic breast biopsy apparatus and system that may comprise an x-ray source, a digital imaging receptor, and a biopsy specimen cassette, wherein the digital imaging receptor is adjustably secured to the apparatus to permit an unobstructed illumination of the biopsy specimen and thereby produce biopsy x-ray images directly in... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100191146 - Fluid collection device with captured retractable needle: A fluid transfer device includes a tube holder, a fluid container, a double ended needle with forward sharpened tip, and rearward sharpened tip. Fluid is withdrawn or injected into a patient from the tip, and into fluid contained.... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100191147 - Piercing device and blood inspection device: A piercing device and a blood inspection device that have increased safety. The piercing device (111) has a piercing button (113) placed on the front surface of a first case (112a), a base (114) being a piecing opening provided projecting from the front surface of the first case (112a), and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100191148 - Blood analysis device and blood analysis system using the same: A blood analysis device wherein a part carrying blood attached thereto can be localized to thereby facilitate handling after using and, in the case of incorporating blood collected from the punctured skin, the blood is held in a skin-puncturing device or the like so that an uncontaminated holding area can... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100191149 - Lancet sensor assembly and meter: A method of obtaining a test sample from a specimen using a lancet system includes engaging a lancet driver against a drive wing of a lancet system, the lancet system having a major portion of a lancet member slidably engaged within a lancet carrier and a sensor strip with a... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100191151 - Bipolar electrode type guide wire and catheter system: Provided are a guide wire and a catheter system. The catheter system includes a hollow catheter inserted into a fistula of a living body, the catheter having two open ends and a coaxially-formed lumen; and a bipolar electrode type guide wire including a wire body formed of a metal and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100191150 - Guidewire: A guidewire has a coil with a side of the coil winds having solid physical connections between the coil winds to prevent the connected coil wind side from expanding resulting from the application of force by an actuating member. The application of longitudinal force to the coil causes the unconnected... Agent: Richard C. Emery

20100191152 - Side loading wire torquing device: A side loading, wire torquing device includes a body portion having a channel in which a wire is fitted. In one embodiment, a slider is movable along the channel to secure the wire between the slider and the fixed surface in the channel such that rotation of the torquing device... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100191153 - Prosthetic limb monitoring system: Parameters related to use of a prosthesis by a patient with a limb amputation are monitored using a tool that includes one or more piezoelectric force sensors. The resulting data are processed for use both in short and long term management of amputee patients. The sensor is a small modular... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20100191155 - Apparatus for calculating calories balance by classifying user's activity: An apparatus for calculating calorie balance based on an activity classification, disclosed herein, includes a calculation part calculating characteristic values of acceleration and a user's calorie expenditure from the user's activities, and calculating food data and the user's calorie intake from foods taken by the user; and a recognition part... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100191154 - Fetal wellbeing monitoring apparatus and pad therefor: Fetal wellbeing monitoring apparatus including a generally flattened hemispherical housing and a turret-like user interface having a user operated control panel for controlling operation of the fetal wellbeing monitoring apparatus and providing fetal wellbeing information to an expectant mother. Fetal wellbeing monitoring apparatus including a fetal motor activity sensor including... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100191156 - Human state estimating device and method: To provide a human state estimating device which accurately estimates a human state. The human state estimating device includes: a storage unit (16) which stores reference data (17) in which a human state and a reference profile including a horizontal component of a standard microsaccade in the human state are... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

  
07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100185040 - Fluid delivery systems, devices and methods for delivery of hazardous fluids: A system for injecting a patient, includes a container enclosing a hazardous pharmaceutical; a first pump to deliver a hazardous pharmaceutical to a patient and a fluid path operably connected to the first pump, the container, and the patient. The system further includes a hazardous material containment suitable to confine... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100185042 - Control and coordination of transcranial magnetic stimulation electromagnets for modulation of deep brain targets: Described herein are devices and method for control and coordination of TMS electromagnets for modulation of deep brain targets. For example, described herein are methods and devices for stimulating neural structures within the brain using multi-coil arrays. Also described herein are devices and methods that relate generally to the focusing... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100185041 - Cylindrical magnetic field projection method: A method for creating a cylindrical magnetic field with accompanying linear electric vector potential, and projecting it into a substance, and a method for modulating this field. In one embodiment the field is projected into a person for therapy with a circumferentially magnetized ferromagnetic cylinder. This field is then modulated... Agent: Richard H. Lee

20100185044 - Devices and methods for assisting heart function: Devices and methods for assisting heart function. In at least one embodiment of a device for assisting heart function, the device comprises at least two electromagnetic plates having an inner surface, a cardiac processor electrically coupled to at least one of the at least two electromagnetic plates, a bladder having... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100185043 - Heart assist device, cannula and filter therefor: A cannula, such as an implantable cannula, for an implantable blood pump is disclosed. The cannula comprises a body having a bore extending between an inlet and an outlet for fluid communication therebetween. A filter is disposed in, on or at the body and arranged to filter blood clots from... Agent: Daniel B. Schein, Ph.d., Esq., Inc.

20100185045 - Incubator transporter interface assembly: An incubator transporter interface assembly for releasably securing an incubator to a transporter is provided. The interface assembly includes equipment mounts that pivot together between an engaging position and a disengaging position so as to engage and disengage, respectively, the incubator to and from a secured state with the interface... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100185046 - Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a dental implant are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon the implant to form a hearing assembly. The electronic and transducer assembly may receive incoming sounds either directly or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100185047 - Methods and compositions for testing and breeding cattle for improved fertility and embryonic survival: Disclosed are arrays of nucleic acid molecules, kits, methods of genotyping and marker assisted bovine breeding methods using SNPs on genes of the bovine interferon tau signaling pathway for improved bovine fertilization rate, or embryo survival, or both.... Agent: Kening Li Pinsent Masons LLP

20100185050 - Compliant cardiac support device: A jacket of biological compatible material has an internal volume dimensioned for an apex of the heart to be inserted into the volume and for the jacket to be slipped over the heart. The jacket has a longitudinal dimension between upper and lower ends sufficient for the jacket to surround... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100185049 - Dome and screw valves for remotely adjustable gastric banding systems: An implantable device controls the movement of fluid to an inflatable portion of a gastric band. The implantable device includes a body. The body has an inlet, an outlet and a valve seat positioned between the inlet and the outlet. The body defines a fluid passage from the inlet to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100185048 - Portable regulated vacuum pump for medical procedures: In various embodiments of the invention, an electro-vacuum pump can be used either as a stand alone unit to create, monitor and control a vacuum or to maintain, assist or as a back up for a hand operated pump in a variety of surgical procedures. The vacuum pump is controlled... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100185051 - Endoscope, endoscope system having the same and endoscope control method: An endoscope, an endoscope system having an endoscope, and an endoscope control method are disclosed. The endoscope includes: a main body and a buoyancy control device. The main body may be configured in the form of a capsule and include an image capturing unit for capturing image information. The buoyancy... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100185052 - Endoscopic device: An endoscopic device includes a flexible PCB adapted to fold to form a stacked structure with a plurality of spaced layers. The PCB comprises a plurality of units, at least one interconnection interconnecting any two adjacent units, and a plurality of connections connecting to a conductor. Advantageously, the connections can... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100185054 - Systems and methods for internal tissue penetration: A medical system is a medical device, such as a catheter, that includes an inner core and an imager that is extendable from within an elongated tubular member and configured to penetrate a body tissue within a living body. The elongated tubular member has a distal end and is configured... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100185053 - Transverse surgical tunneling: The present invention is directed to a method for providing an access point for laparoscopic intra-abdominal surgery disconnected from the area of the ultimate intra-abdominal procedure. This method allows for the necessary skin incision(s) for insertion of the laparoscopic equipment to occur in a favorable area, transverse below one or... Agent: Monika Hagen C/o Anne Zimmer

20100185055 - Ingestible event marker systems: Ingestible event marker systems that include an ingestible event marker (i.e., an IEM) and a personal signal receiver are provided. Embodiments of the IEM include an identifier, which may or may not be present in a physiologically acceptable carrier. The identifier is characterized by being activated upon contact with a... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100185056 - System for advancing in a body lumen: A system for advancing in a body lumen including a guide member insertable into a body lumen, apparatus for providing a forward propulsion force on the guide member to advance the guide member distally into the body lumen, and a lumen formed through the guide member connected to a fluid... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein

20100185057 - Low-profile surgical access devices with anchoring: A surgical access device includes a proximal housing having proximal and distal end portions, the distal end portion of the housing being configured and adapted to engage a proximal portion of a flexible wound retractor. The proximal housing can be provided with a plenum chamber being defined therein, the plenum... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100185058 - Devices for and methods of performing minimally-invasive surgical procedures through a single incision: The present invention relates to surgical access devices (or surgical access ports) and related methods. More particularly, the present invention relates to such devices that are advantageously adapted for use in single-incision laparoscopic surgical (“SILS”) procedures The present invention also relates to kits and methods involving such surgical access devices.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100185059 - Methods and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgery: A device for expanding an elongate opening formed in a skin layer of a patient includes a first arm for engaging one side of the opening and a second arm for engaging the other side of the opening. The device further includes a spreader mechanism, coupled to at least one... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100185060 - Low profile surgical retractor: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a retractor clamp for a low profile retractor system including a spreader including first and second arms joined by a cross-bar, wherein the first and second arms define an arm level. The retractor clamp includes a gripping assembly, a main body, an extension... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100185061 - Portable medical equipment suite: A portable medical equipment suite that includes a case, a power distribution system, a physiological monitoring and defibrillation system, a portable suction unit, a medical information management system and an oxygen dispenser. The case has a door and an interior, the door allows access to the interior of the case;... Agent: Department Of The Navy (naval Air Warfare Center -aircraft Division)

20100185062 - Portable system and method for monitoring of a heart and other body functions: Portable systems and methods for continuous and discontinuous monitoring of a user's heart activity, for obtaining a complete, up to twelve-lead electrocardiogram reading are disclosed. A plurality of wearable wired or wireless sensors obtain raw electrocardiogram data from the user. The raw electrocardiogram data is transmitted to data storage media,... Agent: The Matthews Firm

20100185063 - System and method for providing voice feedback for automated remote patient care: A system for providing feedback to an individual patient for automated remote patient care is presented. A medical device having a sensor for monitoring physiological measures of an individual patient regularly records a set of measures. A database collects the collected measures set, the identified collected device measures set, and... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100185064 - Skin analysis methods: The present invention generally relates to a skin care device comprising an electromagnetic radiation source capable of directing incident electromagnetic radiation to a location on the skin of a user, a radiation detector for measuring various parameters of radiation re-emitted from the location and a skin condition analysis module coupled... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20100185065 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185066 - Apparatus for measuring blood glucose concentrations: s

20100185067 - Noninvasive detection of elements and/or chemicals in biological matter: A method of detecting oxygen and/or chemical content in a subject, comprising generating at least one spectral image of the subject; generating at least one spectral image of a reference object; comparing spectrum from the subject image to the reference image to thereby reveal the relative oxygen content of the... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100185068 - Non-contact photoplethysmographic pulse measurement device and oxygen saturation and blood pressure measurement devices using the same: The present invention provides a non-contact photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulse measurement device, and oxygen saturation and blood pressure measurement devices using the PPG pulse measurement device. The PPG pulse measurement device includes a sensing unit including at least two light emitting units for emitting light into a human body without making... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100185069 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185070 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measurement(s) for use in processing sensor data and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185071 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure analyte or non-analyte related signal, both of which electrode include an interference domain.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185072 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185073 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185074 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185075 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100185076 - Garment for measuring physiological signal and system for processing physiological signal: Provided are a physiological signal measurement garment and a physiological signal processing system. The physiological signal measurement garment includes: a main garment body which is formed of an elastic fabric and includes a mesh structure and an elastic band; at least one physiological signal sensing electrode sewn on the garment... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

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20100185077 - Dry electrode: A flexible dry electrode and the manufacturing method thereof are provided. The electrode has an electroplated uneven surface and at least one hole and is made of porous material.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. Suite 1401

20100185079 - Automated methods and systems for vascular plaque detection and analysis: Automated methods and systems for the detection and analysis of plaque in one or more regions of a patient's vasculature are described.... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100185080 - Magnetic resonance guided cancer treatment system: A system and method are provided for treatment of cancer, comprising: a focusable energy source for targeting a region of interest in a human or animal body to achieve hyperthermia in the region of interest; and a magnetic resonance imaging unit arranged to monitor at least one physical parameter related... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100185081 - Magnetic resonance thermometry in the presence of water and fat: The in vivo measurement of tissue temperature is performed during a medical procedure using an MRI system. Fat and Water images are acquired at each temperature measurement time and corresponding phase images are produced. A temperature map is produced by subtracting the phase at each Fat image pixel from the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100185082 - Device and method for electrosurgery: A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving accuracy of placement of a cannula during delivery of electrical energy to neural structures. The apparatus includes a cannula operable to deliver electrical current where a portion of the cannula is electrically insulated and a portion of the cannula is exposed and... Agent: Stephen E. Bondura Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100185083 - Navigation enabled lead delivery catheter: A catheter system for positioning of a medical instrument includes a first elongate member having a first lumen. The system also includes a second elongate member that includes a second lumen that receives the medical instrument. The second elongate member is coupled directly to the first elongate member, and the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100185084 - Non-invasive cardiac characteristic determination system: A system uses non-invasive laser, ultrasound or electro-magnetic monitoring, to derive CO/SV, CO/SV deviation, and related cardiac function parameters. The non-invasive system determines cardiac stroke volume and includes an input processor for receiving determined values provided using a measurement processor. The determined values comprise, a blood vessel internal diameter and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100185085 - Dynamic ultrasound processing using object motion calculation: A system and method for transforming ultrasound data includes acquiring ultrasound data, calculating object motion from the data, modifying a processing parameter, processing the ultrasound data according to the processing parameter, and outputting the processed ultrasound data. The system and method may additionally include the calculation of a data quality... Agent: Schox PLC

20100185086 - Bone strength diagnosing device and bone strength diagnosing method: The purpose of the current invention is to provide a bone strength diagnosing device and a bone strength diagnosing method capable of accurately diagnosing a bone strength of a bone. A longitudinal ultrasonic transducer and a transverse ultrasonic transducer radiate ultrasonic waves onto a bone front surface of a tibia... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100185087 - Methods and apparatuses for performing and monitoring thermal ablation: A thermal ablation system is operable to perform thermal ablation using an x-ray system to measure temperature changes throughout a volume of interest in a patient. Image data sets captured by the x-ray system during a thermal ablation procedure provide temperature change information for the volume being subjected to the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100185089 - 3d quantitative-imaging ultrasonic method for bone inspections and device for its implementation: The Ultrasonic Tomographical method and system is provided using measurements of time of flight low frequency acoustic waves. Differences in first signal arrival times from plurality of known transmitters' locations to plurality of known receivers' location are used, wherein the transmitters and receivers are at an angle to the surface... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100185095 - Apparatus and method for real time 3d body object scanning without touching or applying pressure to the body object: An ultrasonic image scanning system for scanning an organic object includes a container for containing a coupling medium for transmitting an ultrasonic signal to the organic object disposed therein whereby a simultaneous multiple direction scanning process may be carried out without physically contacting the organic object. The ultrasonic image scanning... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100185088 - Method and system for generating m-mode images from ultrasonic data: A method for generating an M-mode image based on ultrasonic data representative of a moving object of interest within a body comprises accessing ultrasonic data stored in a memory. The ultrasonic data is representative of movement of the object of interest. A partial M-mode image is determined with a processor... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100185093 - System and method for processing a real-time ultrasound signal within a time window: A method for acquiring and processing 3D ultrasound data including acquiring partial 3D ultrasound data. The partial 3D ultrasound data is composed of partial 3D ultrasound data frames that are collected by collecting an ultrasound target plane and collecting at least one ultrasound offset plane. The method additionally includes processing... Agent: Schox PLC

20100185092 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, positional information acquiring method, and computer program product: The analysis image generating unit generates section images from volume analysis data that is collected by sending an ultrasound wave down to a region under the ribs. The right/left identifying unit identifies the right or left breast from cyclic motion components in the section images. The extending direction detecting unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100185090 - Ultrasonographic device: The apparatus includes: a transmitting section for driving an ultrasonic probe to transmit an ultrasonic wave toward a vital tissue; a receiving section for receiving a reflected wave, produced by getting the ultrasonic wave reflected by the tissue, at the probe to generate a received signal; an image generating section... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100185094 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, medical image display apparatus and medical image displaying method: An ultrasound diagnosis system, a medical image display apparatus and displaying method that simultaneously acquires virtual endoscopy image data and multi-planar-reconstruction (MPR) image data of a diagnosing target region based on the volume data acquired from an object. Virtual endoscopy image data is generated by setting up a viewing point... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100185091 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, ultrasound image processing apparatus, image processing method, image display method, and computer program product: As an ROI for display and an ROI for valve observation as well as a projecting direction are input, a volume-rendering processing unit creates a first image in the ROI for display through volume rendering processing, and the ray-tracing processing unit creates a second image in the ROI for valve... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100185097 - Acoustic offset for tranducer: The invention is related to a standoff comprising an acoustic coupling medium for use with an ultrasound transducer, comprising a first portion of tubular shape having a constant cross sectional area with an axis defining the direction of sound propagation and being adapted to be interfaced to the transducer, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185098 - Power control of transmit pulses in an ultrasound system: An embodiment for controlling a power of transmit pulses in an ultrasound system is disclosed. An ultrasound probe contains a plurality of transducer elements for reciprocal conversion between electrical signals and ultrasound signals. A transmitter includes a plurality of pulse generators. Each of the pulse generators is connected to the... Agent: Jones Day

20100185096 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: Power consumption is suppressed when received power is insufficient for wireless power feed to an ultrasonic probe. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves; a signal processing unit for performing signal processing on reception signals outputted from the plural ultrasonic transducers to generate a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100185099 - System and method for therapy and diagnosis comprising in combination non-mechanical and mechanical distributors for distribution of radiation: A system and method for therapy and diagnosis of a human or animal. At least one coupling element for coupling of radiation couples radiation from at least a first radiation source to a tumor site and/or from said second radiation source to said site and/or from said site to a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185100 - Identifying and localizing tissue using light analysis: The invention relates to a method for identifying and localizing body tissue, in which a light beam emitted from a tissue point or tissue region of interest is on the one hand positionally determined with the aid of an optical medical tracking system and is on the other hand analyzed... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100185101 - Apparatus for evaluating biological condition, method for the same, and computer program product: A biological condition evaluation apparatus determines a symptom of a heart abnormality based on at least one index calculated from a heartbeat interval and/or a pulse interval. The apparatus determines whether it is in a referential period where an amount of change in the index is comparatively small. The apparatus... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100185102 - Movement detection during radiation treatment using a radar system: The present embodiments relate to irradiating a patient with an irradiation source directed onto the patient, as well as with a radar system for detecting the position of the patient or a part of the patient during the irradiation.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100185103 - Implantable pressure monitor: An implantable pressure monitor.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100185104 - Pressurizing apparatus: A pressurizing apparatus includes a lower frame and an upper frame. A first end of the upper frame may be hinged to the lower frame at a rotation axis, and a second end of the upper frame may be rotated about the rotation axis by an actuator. A pressurizing unit... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100185105 - Ambulatory remote vigilance system with a pulse denoising, actimetry and fall detection device: p

20100185106 - Light-emitting apparatus, particularly for flow measurements: The invention relates to a light-emitting apparatus (100) comprising an optical waveguide, particularly an optical fiber (1), for guiding a primary light beam (Bprim) into a light-splitting unit (101) which splits it into two or more partial light beams (B1, B3, B4) which are emitted in different directions and have... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185107 - Flexibly deformable cable with textile composite for electromedical applications: A cable for electromedical application and especially for recording the ECG of patients of different body shapes and body sizes is provided including a textile composite (1) formed of a carrier layer (2) and a cover layer (3). At least one electric line (4) is accommodated between the carrier layer... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100185108 - Fetal monitoring: A system for monitoring a fetus during gestation comprises an input for receiving a plurality of electric signals measured on a surface of a maternal body; and means for providing a fetal electrocardiogram based on the received electric signals and based on an orientation of the fetus, wherein the fetal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100185109 - \"blurred template\" approach for arrhythmia detection: An implantable medical device and associated method sense cardiac signals for deriving a template representing a known EGM waveform morphology and for classifying an unknown waveform morphology. A boundary of the template, offset from the template, is computed and compared to an unknown waveform morphology for classifying the unknown waveform... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100185110 - Method and system for detecting and/or predicting biological anomalies: Biological anomalies are detected and/or predicted by analyzing input biological or physical data using a data processing routine. The data processing routine includes a set of application parameters associated with biological data correlating with the biological anomalies. The data processing routine uses an algorithm to produce a data series, e.g.,... Agent: Patent Correspondence Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

20100185111 - Methods and systems for discriminating between ventricular waveforms when ventricular rate exceeds atrial rate: A ventricular rate based on first candidate waveforms and second candidate waveforms within sensed ventricular waveforms is compared to an atrial rate. If the ventricular rate exceeds the atrial rate, the first candidate waveforms and second candidate waveforms are compared to a ventricular polarization complex template to obtain a first... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100185112 - Device for analysing an inflammatory status of a respiratory system: A device (100) for measuring a concentration of NO in exhaled air is provided. The device (100) comprises a mouthpiece (11), an NO sensor (12), an airway obstruction measurement and an analysis module. The mouthpiece (11) receives the exhaled air during an exhalation. The NO sensor (12) measures the concentration... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185115 - Apparatus for evoking and recording bio-potentials: Apparatus (10) for evoking and recording bio-potentials from a human subject and methods of use are described. The apparatus (10) includes a flexible member (18) with a layer of conductive material (12) disposed thereon for contacting a skin surface on the human subject. The dimensions and shape of the flexible... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100185113 - Coordinating system responses based on an operator's cognitive response to a relevant stimulus and to the position of the stimulus in the operator's field of view: Neurophysiological responses such as EEG signals of brainwave activity, dilation signals of pupillary response, dwell time signals of eye movement and imaging signals of vascular response are monitored as a correlate of the operator's cognitive response. These responses are processed to determine if there is a significant cognitive response to... Agent: Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

20100185114 - Electrode placement for remote monitoring: A method of placing ECG electrodes in an environment where persons of limited training are available includes making a trial placement of the electrodes. Then, testing the electrodes and evaluating signals from the electrodes as a result of the testing. Verbal or visual feedback can be provided to the person... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100185116 - Punch biopsy device: A biopsy device is described. In one aspect, the biopsy device includes a scoop-shaped blade with a distal, pointed tip. A handle is operatively coupled to a proximal end of the scoop-shaped blade. The scoop-shaped blade and handle combination of the biopsy device are configured to provide a tissue biopsy... Agent: HartIPLaw And Strategies, LLC

20100185117 - Spinal aspiration apparatus: A spinal aspiration apparatus 10 is described that includes a needle 11 that has a shape suitable for the location of and penetration through a pedicle pathway of a vertebra 1. The distal end portion of the spinal aspiration apparatus 10 includes a plurality of apertures that are in fluid... Agent: Harold G. Furlow, Esq

20100185118 - Blood analysis device: A blood analysis device that can be used by one hand and has enhanced operability. The blood analysis device includes a body case (2) having a blood collection window (1), a finger cover (3) formed integrally with the body case (2) and covering a finger that faces and is in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100185119 - Blood testing device: A blood testing device that can perform blood testing having lighting intensity independent of the number of times of piercing. The blood testing device (21) has a cover unit (20) removably installed on negative pressure chambers (25a, 25b). The cover unit (20) has a circular tube section (20b) surrounding the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100185120 - Magazine for annulary capillary lancets: A device for receiving a body fluid for analysis, comprising a container and at least one sample-receiving unit which can be impinged upon by the body fluid at a receiving point and which can be extracted from a guide chamber of the container by means of a drive unit. According... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100185121 - Small-scale pressure sensors: The present invention provides a method of sensing pressure in a region of interest by providing a plurality of metallic particles operatively associated with one another in the region of interest (for example, wherein the metallic particles sustain a plasmon upon excitation), and with the metallic particles configured or positioned... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100185122 - Method of measuring fetal head orientation, position, and velocity and providing feedback to mother and doctor: A method is described to provide real-time fetal position, movement velocity, and head orientation feedback to professional medical staff and delivering mothers. Using this feedback, the mother can be apprised of how effective her pushing is moving the baby through the birth canal. Medical staff can use this feedback to... Agent: Jonathan Hander

20100185123 - Perineal elasticity meter: m

20100185124 - Control system and method for a prosthetic knee: A prosthetic or orthotic system including a magnetorheological (MR) damper. The MR damper may be configured to operate in shear mode. In one embodiment, the MR damper includes a rotary MR damper. A controller is configured to operate the damper. A mobile computing device may be adapted to intermittently communicate... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185125 - Portable device comprising an acceleration sensor and method of generating instructions or advice: The invention pertains to a portable device comprising a housing, a display, a storage medium, at least one acceleration sensor, means for calculating an activity parameter based on the signal generated by the acceleration sensor, storing the calculated parameter in the storage medium, and showing the same in the display.... Agent: Patent Capital Group

  
07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100179373 - Electromagnetic treatment apparatus and metod for angiogensis modulation of living tissues and cells: An apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of living tissues and cells comprising: configuring at least one waveform according to a mathematical model having at least one waveform parameter, said at least one waveform to be coupled to a angiogenesis and neovascularization target pathway structure; choosing a value of said... Agent: Len Taylor, Patent Attorney

20100179371 - Method for hydromagnetotherapy (variants) and device for realizing the method: This invention relates to the field of medicine, in particular, to the method and device for magnetotherapy and/or prophylaxis of human diseases. The therapeutic effect is achieved by simultaneously combining acoustic and vibration action in the presence of a fluid medium. The effect-producing harmonic exposure is used as an acoustic... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100179372 - Method of enhancing skin appearance through the combination of titan tm and tmr methods: A therapy, method, and combination of procedures for tightening facial skin and muscles through the combination of Titan™ and TMR methods. The Titan™ component stimulates collagen resulting in tightened skin. The Titan™ component performs the steps of pre-cooling a surface of an epidermis layer of the skin to prevent burning,... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP

20100179374 - Method and apparatus for treating a heat condition: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the treatment of a heart condition such as angina and/or congestive heart failure. Conditions such as angina, caused by inadequate blood flow to the coronary arteries, are treated in this invention by implantation of smooth muscle tissue wrapped around the... Agent: Jones Day

20100179375 - Vibrator for bone conducting hearing devices: A vibrator for generating vibrations in a bone conducting hearing device, i.e. a hearing device of the type in which the sound information is mechanically transmitted via the skull bone directly to the inner ear of a person. The vibratory movements are provided by a piezo-electric or magneto-elastic element arranged... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100179376 - Devices, systems, and methods for deforming a body channel: Devices, system and methods for deforming body channels are disclosed herein. At least some embodiments described may be used to deform a body channel so as to decrease or prevent the normal intrachannel flow of material within the body channel. Such deformation may be used to treat such maladies as... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100179377 - Sampling needle: The invention relates to a sampling needle, in particular to a needle suitable for oocyte retrieval from a human or animal subject, said needle comprising a first tubular region in fluid communication with a second tubular region, the first tubular region comprising a leading end for insertion into a subject... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100179378 - Insemination catheter for artificial insemination in animals: The invention discloses an improved insemination catheter for artificial insemination in animals, characterized in which a center orifice disposed at the rear end of the nozzle for connecting the catheter tube is a blind orifice, and a diversion slit is configured between and connecting the front end of center orifice... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100179379 - Health apparatus for man: A penis erection stabilizer wherein a through-hole is defined through a center portion of a stabilizer body having a cylindrical configuration so that the penis can be inserted through the through-hole, and a small diameter portion having a diameter less than that of the through-hole is formed at a front... Agent: Park Law Firm

20100179380 - Method and apparatus for endoscopic examination of lesions: An apparatus is provided, which utilizes an adjustment platform for supporting a subject during the endoscopic examination. Additionally, a method for performing an endoscopic examination is also provided in which an endoscope is inserted into a subject and the endoscope is maintained at a generally fixed position while the position... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100179381 - Body-insertable apparatus system: A body-insertable apparatus system has a body insertable apparatus that is inserted into a subject and a control apparatus. The body-insertable apparatus includes a magnetic responding unit that is provided within a casing forming the body-insertable apparatus and has a magnetization direction; and a needle that is protruded and retracted... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100179382 - Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments: Articulation joints for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint include at least one flexible driven... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100179383 - Selective cannulation method and endoscopic treatment instrument used for lumenal tissue having branch section: A selective cannulation method for a lumenal tissue's branch section includes: a first step for guiding an endoscope having a channel to an aperture section of the lumenal tissue; a second step for inserting a distal end of an endoscopic treatment instrument through the channel into the aperture section of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100179385 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system includes, in order to automatically detect a type of optical adapter and to generate to display an excellent image according to an intended purpose by performing an image signal processing control corresponding to the type of the optical adapter, a signal processing circuit for performing various image... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100179384 - Wirelessly powered medical devices and instruments: A medical device that is wirelessly powered by a resonant magnetic field, the device automatically coupling to a power transmitter in a control unit when brought within a threshold radius. In one embodiment, the control unit automatically identifies the medical device and automatically adjusts its settings to control the medical... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100179386 - Scanning endoscope: A scanning endoscope comprising a light transmitter, a first actuator, a weight, and a second actuator, is provided. The light transmitter emits a beam of the light exiting the first emission end. The light transmitter is flexible. The first actuator is mounted near the first emission end. The first actuator... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100179387 - Laryngoscope: A laryngoscope includes a blade that can be folded outwardly from a storage position to an operative position in which the blade extends from the handle at an angle of the order of 90°. Another laryngoscope includes two blade assemblies that are pivotally mounted together. Each assembly includes a blade... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100179388 - Apparatus and method for diagnostic leverage testing of equine distal limb: The present invention includes a method and apparatus for diagnosing equine hoof and leg pathology. With the hoof to be diagnosed on the ground and in a load bearing position, sectors of the hoof are sequentially raised by application of a wedge to the bottom of the hoof where the... Agent: Hanes & Schutz, LLC

20100179389 - Biometric monitor with electronics disposed on or in a neck collar: A highly portable biometric monitor is disclosed. At least one remote sensor member (12, 12′) includes one or more biometric sensors (20, 22, 24, 25) configured for operative coupling with a patient. A neck collar (14, 114, 214, 314, 414) includes electronics (36, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) for operating... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100179390 - Collaborative tabletop for centralized monitoring system: In one embodiment, a centralized monitoring system for monitoring at least one patient is described. The centralized monitoring system comprises a processor configured for receiving patient data from a plurality of patient monitoring systems, a collaborative tabletop coupled to the processor, the collaborative tabletop configured to visually convey the patient... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100179395 - Implantable medical device with adaptive signal processing and artifact cancellation: A medical device includes multiple sensors used to acquire sensor signals grouped into multiple sets to obtain multiple multi-dimensional signals. Principal component analysis of the multi-dimensional signals is performed to compute principal components of variation of the multi-dimensional signals. Features extracted from the principal components are used in detecting physiological... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100179394 - Method and apparatus for displaying bio-information: A method of displaying bio-information on a screen includes outputting basic bio-information of a plurality of bio-parameters indicating a condition of a patient on one display screen, determining an occurrence of an event related to the plurality of bio-parameters, converting the basic bio-information into detailed bio-information about one of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100179392 - Method and display apparatus for non-invasively determining pulmonary characteristics by measuring breath gas and blood gas: A method for non-invasively determining pulmonary characteristics by measuring breath gas and blood gas and a display apparatus for the same, and for estimating major physiological characteristics, such as respiratory characteristics of lungs-pulmonary circulation system, cardiac functional characteristics, structural characteristics of lungs, etc. by applying primary measurement parameters obtained from... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.

20100179396 - Rapid method for analyzing bio-signal instantaneously by phase space complexity difference and its device: The present invention relates to a method for analyzing bio-signal instantaneously by Chaotic Phase Space Difference (CPSD) operation and its measure analyze device. This method includes time-delay procedure and rebuilt phase space matrix to calculate complexity of phase space matrix and diagnose the bio-signal. This method can also be used... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100179391 - Systems and methods for a wireless sensor proxy with feedback control: Systems and methods may be provided for wirelessly monitoring physiological vital signs. The systems and methods may include transmitting, from a local replication system via a wireless communications link, one or more stimulus signals to a remote signal acquisition subsystem that may be in communication with at least one remote... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100179393 - Systems and methods for health screening for vascular disease: An angiography system and method comprising of an imaging system for imaging arteries, a processor for processing image data for at least one artery of a participant and an output comprising the image of the artery, a reference image for the artery and physiological data and indexes of the participant.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100179398 - 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

20100179397 - Device and method for continuous monitoring of a chemical parameter of an individual: A device according to an embodiment of the invention includes a microdialysis catheter having an inlet and an outlet, a pump, and a flow-through monitor. The monitor is configured to analyze dialysate present in perfusion fluid exiting the microdialysis catheter. A chemical parameter may thereby be continuously monitored.... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20100179401 - Integrated receiver for continuous analyte sensor: A system is provided for monitoring glucose in a host, including a continuous glucose sensor that produces a data stream indicative of a host's glucose concentration and an integrated receiver that receives the data stream from the continuous glucose sensor and calibrates the data stream using a single point glucose... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179400 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179399 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179402 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data for sensor calibration: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data are disclosed, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. The sensor can be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179403 - Method and kit for sweat activity measurement: The invention relates to sweat activity measurement, e.g. for determining a physiological state of a subject, embodied by a method as well as a kit with an immittance measuring circuit and electrodes with contact electrolyte. Sweat activity is considered a transport phenomenon and can be defined as a flux, e.g.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179404 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179405 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179406 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179408 - Systems and methods for processing analyte sensor data: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for processing sensor data, including calculating a rate of change of sensor data and/or determining an acceptability of sensor or reference data.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179407 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100179409 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for detecting noise episodes and processing analyte sensor data responsive thereto. In some embodiments, processing analyte sensor data includes filtering the sensor data to reduce or eliminate the effects of the noise episode on the signal.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179410 - Single and multi-needle electromyographic (emg) recording electrode configurations for intraoperative nerve integrity montoring: Several configurations for single and multi-needle electromyographic (EMG) recording electrodes for intraoperative nerve integrity monitoring are disclosed, one of which may concern a multi-needle electrode including one or more cables that are connected directly or indirectly to a nerve integrity monitor, a single hub connected to the one or more... Agent: Prass LLP

20100179411 - Implantable medical device and a method comprising means for detecting and classifying ventricular tachyarrhytmias (as amended): In a method and implantable medical device for ventricular tachyarrhythmia detection and classification, upon detection of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia based on an electrocardiogram signal, cardiogenic impedance data representative of ventricular volume dynamics are collected and used for classifying the detected tachyarrhythmia as stable or unstable. In the latter case but... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100179412 - Arrangement for magnetic particle imaging, method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles and magnetic particle: An arrangement for magnetic particle imaging and a method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action is disclosed, which arrangement comprises: magnetic particles in a region of action, the magnetic particles being influenceable and/or detectable, selection means for generating a magnetic selection field having a pattern... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100179413 - Determination and display of material properties: The invention provides for the visualisation of conventional and parametric images of materials as they are progressively distorted during examination. A conventional image is displayed simultaneously alongside one or more parametric images derived from the original image data, with the parametric images displaying mechanical properties such as elasticity and mobility.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100179414 - Image guided therapy: A therapeutic system comprises a therapy module to direct a therapeutic action, e.g. focused ultrasound or RF energy to a target. An imaging module such as an magnetic resonance examination system generates image information of a therapy region that includes the target. By way of a motion analysis module a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100179416 - Medical systems and methods: A prostate therapy system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can access a prostate lobe transrectally. Another feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can image the prostate lobe transrectally. One feature of... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100179415 - Model-based differential diagnosis of dementia and interactive setting of level of significance: When detecting and classifying hypo-metabolic regions in the brain to facilitate dementia diagnosis, a patient's brain scan image, generated using an FDG-PET scan, is compared to a plurality of hypo-metabolic region patterns in brain scan images associated with a plurality of types of dementia. In a fully automated mode, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100179418 - Instrument aligning method using a free reference: The invention relates to an instrument aligning method in which a medical instrument to be aligned is aligned to a target point, wherein the spatial position of the instrument to be aligned is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system, wherein the target point is indicated by... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100179419 - Intervertebral prosthesis: An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower prosthesis plates locatable against respective vertebrae and having opposing, concavely curved recesses therein, and a core located between the plates. The core has opposed, convexly curved surfaces received in the recesses of the plates to allow the plates... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100179417 - Medical tube system with position sensing: A system including a position-sensing medical tube and sensor electronics is provided in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The position-sensing medical tube comprises a medical tube and position-sensor apparatus coupled to the medical tube in a predetermined location. The position-sensor apparatus is adapted to communicate with the... Agent: Silicon Forest Patent Group Paul J. Fordenbacher

20100179420 - Supplemental scene reference surface devices for three-dimensional mapping: Supplemental reference surface devices are provided for use in three-dimensional modeling of intra-oral scenes using identifiable positional characteristics from structured illumination or other techniques. Reference surface devices having at least one substantially plane smooth non-polished face are disclosed for locating the positions of intra-oral features, and for stitching together separate... Agent: Maurice Moshe Ernst

20100179421 - System and method for non-invasive instantaneous and continuous measurement of cardiac chamber volume.: A system and method for non-invasive and continuous measurement of cardiac chamber volume and derivative parameters including stroke volume, cardiac output and ejection fraction comprising an ultrawideband radar system having a trans-mitting and receiving antenna for applying ultrawideband radio signals to a target area of a subject's anatomy wherein the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100179422 - Dual modality imaging of tissue using a radionuclide: A method for imaging a subject includes injecting the subject with a single dose of a radionuclide and acquiring, with a molecular breast imaging (MBI) system, a first set of medical image data of a breast of the subject after injection of the single dose of a radionuclide. The method... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100179424 - Methods and apparatus for treatment of mitral valve insufficiency: Mitral valve insufficiency is treated by introducing an expansible device such as a balloon bearing a an ultrasonic transducer into the heart so that the transducer is positioned adjacent the mitral annulus but spaced from the mitral annulus, and actuating the transducer to heat the mitral annulus, denature collagen in... Agent: Jones Day

20100179423 - Palpation algorithms for computer-augmented hand tools: A method and system for performing minimally invasive tissue examination with a computer-assisted hand tool. The computer-assisted hand tool is moved into contact with the tissue under examination. An indication is received from a first sensor in the computer-assisted hand tool of each feature detected in a time interval during... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100179425 - Systems and methods for controlling ultrasound energy transmitted through non-uniform tissue and cooling of same: The emission intensities of transducer elements of an ultrasound transducer array are controlled based on anatomical characteristics of non-uniform tissue regions, e.g., regions of a skull, and a pre-determined threshold.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100179426 - Ultrasound catheter with rotatable transducer: An ultrasound catheter assembly having a rotatable transducer assembly is disclosed. The ultrasound catheter assembly includes an elongate flexible shaft having a lumen and a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter assembly further includes a drive member that engages the transducer assembly at a distal end of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100179427 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus (1) includes: an ultrasonic probe (14) which transmits/receives an ultrasonic wave to/from an object (13) to be examined; an image processing unit (16) which configures an ultrasonic image according to the ultrasonic reception signal outputted from the ultrasonic probe (14); an image display unit (2) which... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100179428 - Virtual interactive system for ultrasound training: A virtual interactive ultrasound training system for training medical personnel in the practical skills of performing ultrasound scans, including recognizing specific anatomies and pathologies.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100179429 - Handheld volumetric ultrasound scanning: Systems, methods, and related computer program products for ultrasonic examination of a tissue volume, such as a human breast, are described. A handheld volumetric ultrasound scanning probe, which is characterized by a two-dimensional scan area with a substantially rigid cap extending across the two-dimensional scan area, is provided with a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100179430 - Ultrasonic probe and method for manufacturing the same and ultrasonic diagnostic device: An ultrasonic probe (2) comprises a cMUT chip (20), which has a plurality of vibration elements whose electromechanical coupling coefficient or the sensitivity changes depending on a bias voltage, and transmits/receives an ultrasonic wave; an acoustic lens (26) provided on the ultrasonic wave radiation side of the cMUT chip (20);... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100179431 - Ultrasound probe: The present invention provides an ultrasound probe in which bend of a tip part is fixed only in a state that it is not bent in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which ultrasonic waves are emitted from an ultrasound generation source. To be specific, the ultrasound probe includes:... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100179432 - Systems and methods for making and using intravascular ultrasound systems with photo-acoustic imaging capabilities: A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes a catheter with a lumen and an imaging core insertable into the lumen. The imaging core includes a rotatable driveshaft, at least one transducer, and at least one optical transport medium. The at least one transducer is mounted to the rotatable... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100179433 - Transesophageal ultrasound using a narrow probe: Transesophageal echocardiography is implemented using a miniature transversely oriented transducer that is preferably small enough to fit in a 7.5 mm diameter probe, and most preferably small enough to fit in a 5 mm diameter probe. Signal processing techniques improve the depth of penetration to the point where the complete... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100179434 - Systems and methods for making and using intravascular ultrasound systems with photo-acoustic imaging capabilities: A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes a catheter and an imaging core disposed in the catheter. The imaging core includes a rotatable driveshaft, at least one light source, and at least one transducer. The at least one light source is disposed at a distal end of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100179435 - Noninvasive measurement of flavonoid compounds in biological tissue: Methods and apparatus are disclosed which facilitate the rapid, noninvasive and quantitative measurement of the concentration of flavonoid compounds, as well as their isomers and metabolites, in biological tissue such as human skin. Low-intensity, visible-light illumination of intact tissue provides for high spatial resolution, and allows for precise quantification of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100179436 - Optical system for detection and characterization of abnormal tissue and cells: An optical system and apparatus for the diagnosis of a biological sample is disclosed. An embodiment of the apparatus includes an optical probe, a probe head distally connectable to the optical probe, the optical probe further comprising at least one optical clement for applying an electromagnetic radiation of a first... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100179437 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer readable medium: Provided is an image capturing apparatus for generating a multi-band image for examining a disease condition which has little amount of information. The image capturing apparatus includes: a variable spectroscopic element capable of varying a wavelength of light to be transmitted; a wavelength band table recording therein wavelength bands corresponded... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100179438 - System and method for monitoring cardiorespiratory parameters: An apparatus, system, and method is disclosed for monitoring the motion, breathing, heart rate of humans in a convenient and low-cost fashion, and for deriving and displaying useful measurements of cardiorespiratory performance from the measured signals. The motion, breathing, and heart rate signals are obtained through a processing applied to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100179439 - Device and method for correcting a blood pressure measured: A device for altitude correction of a blood pressure measured at a measuring position of a living being has a transmitter, at least three receivers and an evaluating unit. The transmitter emits a signal from close to a measuring position and the at least three receivers receive the signal, wherein... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100179441 - Device control device and device control method: A device control device for controlling an on-vehicle device based on a vital sign of a user, the device control device including: a vital sign measurement unit (101) configured to measure, in time series, the vital sign of the user; a parameter extraction unit (102) configured to extract time-series parameter... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100179440 - Pulsimeter sensor using hall device: The present invention relates to a noninvasive medical pulsimeter sensor using a hall device. By forming a pulse-sensing part array with a hall device as a magnetic sensor, over the skin-contacting part which consists of a magnetic material, the present invention increases the integrity of sensors, enables to understand the... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100179442 - System for sensing, diagnosing and treating physiological conditions and methods: One method for diagnosing a cardiovascular-related condition in a breathing person comprises interfacing a valve system to the person's airway. The valve system is configured to decrease or prevent respiratory gas flow to the person's lungs during at least a portion of an inhalation event. The person is permitted to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100179443 - Circuit and method for compensating for an electrode motion artifact: A circuit and method for compensating for an electrode motion artifact in which the electrode motion artifact is generated because impedance between a subject and a measuring electrode changes during measurement of the subject's biosignal, and the electrode motion artifact can be differentially measured and an electrocardiogram signal can be... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100179444 - Implantable medical device with adaptive signal processing and artifact cancellation: A medical device having a sensor sensing an n-dimensional signal during a first known variable condition and during a second known variable condition different from the first known variable condition, a processor performing principal component analysis (PCA) on the sensed n-dimensional signal to generate a first template corresponding to a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100179446 - Device and procedure for visual three-dimensional presentation of ecg data: The analysis of ECG (electrocardiogram) data by exploiting computerized three-dimensional spatial presentation of the measured data using the vector concept. A three-dimensional presentation of the human heart may be correlated with waveforms specific for standard ECG or derived ECG signals based on the dipole approximation of the heart electrical activity.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100179445 - Implantable medical device with adaptive signal processing and artifact cancellation: A medical device includes one or more sensors used to acquire a multi-dimensional signal. In one embodiment, principal component analysis is performed on the multi-dimensional signal to produce signal data. The principal component analysis results are used to cancel signal artifact in one embodiment. A medical device controller produces one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100179447 - Methods of measurement of drug induced changes in cardiac ion channel function and associated apparatus: This invention relates to the healthcare industry and to a novel non-invasive body surface bipolar ECG to monitor the action potential (AP) of the myocardium muscle. The invention uses surface ECG signals to deduce information on the cardiac ion channels, founded on the reconstruction of the epicardial ECG T-wave using... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100179448 - Device and method for measuring a physical parameter in an anatomic organ: The invention relates to a device for measuring a physical magnitude (p) in an anatomic organ (2) in human beings and animals, comprising a tubular, hollow cannula (8) arranged to be inserted into said human being or animal and comprising an end part (10) that ends in said organ (2),... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100179449 - Miniature stent-based implantable wireless monitoring devices: A system is provided for the transmission of in vivo arterial pressure, the system comprising: an a pressure sensor whereby in vivo arterial pressure data is collected; a wireless transmitter, whereby the in vivo arterial pressure data is transmitted to be received disposed externally to a patient in which the... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100179450 - Apparatus and method for testing a horse's tendons and ligaments: An apparatus for testing a horse's tendons and ligaments includes a base plate and a rotatable plate with a guide member for receiving and positioning one of a horse's hooves thereon. A rod or lever is provided for manually rotating the rotatable plate up to and include an angle of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100179451 - Activation and control device for coupling two mutually activatable automatic intervention systems: Activation and control apparatus (11) and also appropriate process for coupling two reciprocally activatable automated intervention systems (10/12) for coverage events in medical diagnosis and/or therapy processes, where the activation and control apparatus (11) comprises a proxy trigger (14), which proxy trigger (14) comprises at least first measuring apparatuses (141)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100179452 - Activity monitoring device and method: A physical activity monitoring method and system in one embodiment includes a communications network, a wearable sensor device configured to generate physiologic data associated with a sensed physiologic condition of a wearer, and to generate context data associated with a sensed context of the wearer, and to transmit the physiologic... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100179454 - Animal instrumentation: An approach to monitoring, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment or conditioning of animals such as horses does not require use of restrictive equipment such as treadmills or force plates and that can provide either or both of more or less immediate or continuous processing of data to perform the monitoring or diagnosis.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100179453 - Upper limb measurement and rehabilitation method and system: A method for measuring an upper limb reaching capability of a user with an impaired limb is provided. Each upper limb is placed at a default position on a horizontal surface. A target is displayed from among a plurality of targets on the horizontal surface. One of the limbs reaches... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

  
07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100174131 - Reduced diameter axial rotary pump for cardiac assist: The pump is of an axial flow rotary type suitable for implantation into the human heart or vascular system. The pump has an elongate tubular casing (1) including an electric motor (4) and defining an inlet (2) for blood, an outlet (3) for blood longitudinally spaced from the inlet and... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100174132 - Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery: The invention also provides a driver and methods for advancing needles, cannulas, and other medical devices through the pubic bone. The driver may be used in connection with a driver frame assembly for proper positioning and stabilization of the driver, and with other devices for creating a cavity in the... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100174133 - Apparatus and method for processing microscopic single cell biological specimens with a single microtool: An oocyte and embryo-positioning apparatus enables a plurality of oocytes, embryos or other cell specimens to be held and positioned for injection therein of fluid molecular reagents such as DNA, RNA, protein, cells, spermatozoa and cells; and removal of cells, fragments of cells, cytoplasm, nuclei and cellular organelles. The oocytes... Agent: William W. Jones

20100174134 - Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions: Described are pelvic implants and methods of surgically placing pelvic implants, that provide treatment for pelvic floor disorders by support of the levator.... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100174137 - Adaptive stimulation systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to systems capable of providing and delivering electric potential to a pelvic (i.e., vaginal) structure of a female to cause contraction of pelvic muscles and/or stimulation of pelvic nerves. More particularly, the present invention relates to various systems which include various power members and electrode... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100174136 - Dynamic control relaxing systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to pelvic relaxing systems for providing various stimuli to various portions of a pelvic structure such as, e.g., a clitoris, G spot, and various other intravaginal portions defined inside and/or around a vaginal cavity. More particularly, the present invention relates to a pelvic relaxing system... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100174135 - Synchronized relaxing systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to pelvic relaxing systems capable of obtaining various audiovisual and/or control signals and synchronizing various relaxing operations of the systems with such signals. More particularly, the present invention relates to various pelvic relaxing systems which obtain pre-recorded and/or real-time audiovisual (or control) signals from an... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100174138 - Devices, systems and methods useable for treating sinusitis: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100174139 - Guide wire insertion and re-insertion tools and methods of use: An insertion tool for use in inserting a guide wire into a guide wire lumen of a catheter for use in a lumen of an endoscope. The insertion tool includes a main body having a main lumen and a funnel-shaped extension connected to and disposed atop the main body. The... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100174140 - Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device: An integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device is provided. The device employs a medical treatment device at its distal end that is combined with the endoscope as a complete system. The treatment device is controlled by integrated elements at the proximal end of the endoscope. The treatment devices may include... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100174141 - Device and method for assembling in vivo sensing devices: A sleeve for simple assembly of in-vivo devices, such as endoscopy capsules, is provided. The sleeve comprises grippers and leaf springs at either end to hold the rigid portions of a rigid-flex PCB (printed circuit board) in a folded configuration before the PCB is inserted into an in-vivo device's housing.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100174142 - Medical device guidance system: The present invention realizes a medical device guidance system capable of improving propulsion control characteristic. The capsule guidance system 1 includes a rotating electromagnetic field generating device 4 for generating a rotating electromagnetic field for applying from the outside of a subject into the subject; a capsule 3 to be... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100174143 - Dual seal with bellows: A seal assembly which includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis, a proximal portion and a distal portion and including a bellows disposed along a length thereof. A first sealing membrane and a second sealing membrane associated with the proximal portion of the housing, each sealing membrane configured to create... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100174144 - Devices and methods for removal of debris from the objective lens of an endoscope: The invention encompasses devices and methods used to keep the objective lens of a viewing or illuminating device, specifically an endoscope, free from obstructive fluid and dirt; specifically a device having a hollow body designed to fit over an endoscope, and a transparent lens cover film that is retained within... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100174145 - Spectrally encoded coherent anti-stokes raman scattering endoscope: Disclosed is a spectrally encoded coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) endoscope that is capable of spatially encoding spectral dispersions of two light sources having frequency difference as much as a Raman shift and overlapping two laser beams on a position where a sample to be measured is placed, thereby acquiring... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100174146 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100174147 - 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.

20100174148 - 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.

20100174149 - Endoscopic inflatable retraction device, method of using, and method of making: A method of providing access to tissue for a surgical instrument through a body wall is provided. The method includes providing an expandable retractor having a flexible sheath, the retractor being in a collapsed state; introducing the retractor into the body and placing the retractor adjacent the tissue; expanding the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100174150 - Internal retraction systems and devices: An internal retraction system for use in minimally-invasive surgical procedures includes, among other features, an elongated applicator that has proximal and distal ends. The distal end of the applicator includes a grasper and the proximal end includes a mechanism or actuator for moving the grasper from an open position to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100174155 - Collecting sleep quality information via a medical device: At least one of a medical device, such as an implantable medical device, and a programming device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100174153 - Method, apparatus and program for evaluating life styles: Disclosed herein is a life-style evaluation method including the steps of acquiring information on a form of a living habit prescribing a life style, obtaining a virtual biological-clock rhythm curve by reflecting the information in a reference biological clock rhythm curve on a basis of the degree of an effect... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100174151 - Modular expandable multifunction machine with automatic recognition of actuators for aesthetic and/or rehabilitative treatments: Modular expandable multifunction machine with automatic recognition of actuators for aesthetic and/or rehabilitative treatments. Object of the present invention is a modular, expandable machine, multifunction for the aesthetic and/or rehabilitative treatment that thanks to his own subsystem firmware, with the realization of complex architectures to the inside of the single... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100174152 - Predicting neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: A multi-variable statistical predictive leading-indicator approach is employed for identifying newborns at risk of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia and for determining to administer interventions to at-risk newborns. In embodiments, a multi-variable logistic regression statistical model capable of calculating a probability of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia is generated. Using an input data set... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100174154 - Therapy control based on cardiopulmonary status: Methods and systems provide an approach to therapy control based on assessment of a patient's cardiopulmonary status. Conditions sensed via sensors of an external respiratory therapy device are used to assess a patient's cardiopulmonary status. The respiratory therapy device sensors may be utilized alone or in combination with other sensors... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100174156 - Method of detecting and measuring hydration imbalance: Hydration imbalance can adversely affect individuals who work in adverse environments or suffer from hydration related conditions. Rapid and continuous monitoring of at least one saliva component allows monitoring of an individual's hydration level. Interceptive preventive measures based on the detection and measurement of saliva osmolality/osmolarity at the early stages... Agent: United States Army Medical Research And Material Command Mcmr-za-j

20100174157 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174158 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174159 - Non-invasive body information measurement apparatus: A non-invasive body information measurement apparatus, in which a blood glucose level is corrected using a blood glucose level measured with an invasive blood glucose measurement apparatus, wherein in a calibration period, measurement of body information is performed at a plurality of luminous energy levels, a plurality of estimated blood... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100174160 - Detection, imaging and characterization of brain tissue: An optical examination technique employs an optical system for in vivo non-invasive transcranial examination of brain tissue of a subject. The optical system includes an optical module arranged for placement on the exterior of the head, a controller and a processor. The optical module includes an array of optical input... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC

20100174161 - System and method for the detection of physiologic response to stimulation: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for detecting a response of a patient to an external stimulus. An exemplary method comprises the acts of generating at least one time series of at least one physiologic parameter, detecting the external stimulus, detecting at least one response associated with... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100174162 - Injection device: An injection device for use with tissue of a mammalian body comprising a first tubular member and a second tubular member slidably disposed in the first tubular member. The first and second tubular members have respective proximal and distal extremities. The distal extremity of the second tubular member is provided... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100174163 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174164 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174165 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174166 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174167 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174168 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100174170 - Introducer sheath with electrodes: An apparatus comprises a sheath for introducing a catheter into a blood vessel, at least one electrode provided on the sheath, at least one other electrode; and a measuring device to which at least one pair of electrodes are coupled. The measuring device measures the impedance or conduction velocity between... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100174169 - Introducer sheathe with electrodes: An apparatus comprises a sheathe for introducing a catheter into a blood vessel, a first electrode provided on the sheathe, a second electrode; and a measuring device to which the first and second electrodes are coupled. The measuring device measures the impedance or conduction velocity between the first electrode on... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100174171 - Neurobiological method for measuring human intelligence and system for the same: The present invention relates to a method for measuring human intelligence using a neurobiogical model. The invention provides a method which enables neurometric IQ to be measured by processing the MRI and fMRI images of subjects to determine cortical thicknesses and brain activation levels, determining structural IQ (sIQ) and functional... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100174173 - Implantable medical device using palladium: The present invention provides an improved implantable medical device comprising at least one portion made of a radiopaque material selected from the group consisting of various palladium alloys, including a palladium alloy having, by weight, rhenium in the range of up to about 20 percent, and preferably rhenium at about... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100174172 - Mri system for upright radiotherapy: An image-guided radiotherapy system including a magnet assembly operable to produce a horizontal imaging field in an imaging region, and a non-imaging field in a non-imaging region, a positioner operable to rotate an object in the imaging region about a generally vertical rotational axis, a magnetic resonance (MR) imager in... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein

20100174174 - Blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging system and program: A blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus for analyzing the dynamic state of a blood flow of a subject using data about a plurality of frame images acquired from the subject with a contrast agent injected therein, includes a map creation device for creating maps each indicative of a characteristic amount... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100174175 - Method and apparatus for imaging abdominal aorta and aortic aneurysms: Technique and apparatus for acquiring anatomic information used in diagnosing and characterizing abdominal aortic aneurismal disease and the like. This technique provides anatomic information, in the form of images, using a combination of a plurality of magnetic resonance angiography sequences, including a spin-echo and four contrast enhanced (e.g., gadolinium) magnetic... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100174177 - Magnetically guided catheter: A catheter comprising a flexible tubing having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrode assembly is attached to the distal end of the flexible tubing. The electrode assembly includes an electrically conductive tip electrode and a coupler which is connected between the tip electrode and the distal end... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100174176 - Medical auxiliary instrument for introduction into the body of a patient: A medical auxiliary instrument for introduction into the body of a patient, the use of such an auxiliary instrument, to a positioning system for percutaneous interventions, and a method for determining a reference position for such a positioning system. To permit a particularly safe minimally invasive percutaneous intervention, especially in... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100174178 - Apparatus and method for image guided accuracy verification: A method includes receiving during a first time interval image data associated with an image of a dynamic body. The image data includes an indication of the positions of a first marker and a second marker on a garment coupled to the dynamic body. The first marker and second marker... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100174179 - Solution for internal monitoring of body: The present invention relate to a device, method, and system for monitoring the status of an internal part of a body using an electromagnetic transceiver operating in the microwave regime; a processing unit compares measured data with reference data to determine the status of the internal part. The solution may... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100174180 - Imaging system customization using data from radiopharmaceutical-associated data carrier: Apparatus is provided for use with at least one labeled radiopharmaceutical agent, the apparatus including a container (22) containing the at least one labeled radiopharmaceutical agent, and a portable computer-communicatable data carrier (120, 24) associated with the container (22), the data carrier (120, 24) containing imaging protocol information for use... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100174181 - Liquid injector, fluoroscopic imaging system, and computer program: Once a patient ID and injection control data are input to a liquid injector and liquid injection is executed, the injection control data and injection history data are registered with the patient ID in a PACS. When the same patient is to undergo the second or subsequent liquid injection, the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100174182 - Method and apparatus for the handling of a hazardous fluid: An apparatus for the handling of hazardous fluids includes a collection vessel, a collection vessel connector, a dose control connector, a unit dose container, a delivery control connector, and a delivery site access device. The collection vessel contains the fluid prior to dispensing, the unit dose container contains a predetermined... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC

20100174183 - Multiple lumen diffusion catheter: A method and device for the simultaneous or sequential introduction of multiple fluids into the bloodstream including a multiple lumen catheter with corresponding multiple hole sets. By introducing a second fluid such as saline, the concentration and bolus of a first fluid, such as a contrast agent, can be controlled... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100174184 - Intra-lumen polyp detection: An apparatus and a method for detecting clinically-relevant features of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a subject are disclosed. The apparatus includes a capsule to be swallowed by a subject and passing through the GI tract of the subject, a capsule housing, a radiation source emitting radiation, a rotatable collimator... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100174185 - Ultrasound scanning and ultrasound-assisted biopsy: An apparatus and related methods for ultrasonically scanning a tissue sample are described, the apparatus comprising an ultrasound transducer and a membranous sheet, the membranous sheet compressing the tissue sample, the ultrasound transducer contacting the membranous sheet and ultrasonically scanning the tissue sample therethrough, wherein the membranous sheet has a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham

20100174187 - Method and apparatus for determining hydration levels: A method and apparatus for determining patient hydration levels is disclosed. The method includes measuring a thickness of a dermis layer.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100174186 - Method and apparatus for determining hydration levels by measuring velocity change: A method and apparatus (100, 200, 400, 500) for determining patient dehydration is disclosed. The method includes measuring a velocity of mechanical waves.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100174188 - High intensity focused ultrasound therapeutic system guided by an imaging device: A high intensity focused ultrasound therapeutic system guided by an imaging device is provided and includes an ultrasound therapeutic applicator which contains an ultrasound transducer (8), a therapeutic bed (11), on which a patient (17) lies, and an imaging device used for imaging a diseased tissue (3). Wherein, the imaging... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100174189 - Remotely controlled implantable transducer and associated displays and controls: An implantable, remotely controlled medical device that incorporates an imaging/therapy ultrasound system may be minimally invasive and equipped with an anchoring portion for securing the device within a human body. Transducers for imaging/therapy may be manipulated remotely using motors and/or selectively actuated to obtain different fields of view and stereoscopic... Agent: PCt Law Group, PLLC

20100174191 - Apparatus and method for providing a dynamic 3d ultrasound image: A system and method thereof for capturing and reconstructing a dynamic 3D ultrasound image of a blood vessel are provided. The present system includes a ultrasound transducer, a motor positioning system, an electrocardiograph, a microprocessor for processing ultrasound images and signals capturing by the ultrasound transducer, and a monitor displaying... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20100174193 - Comparison of ultrasound data before and after medical treatment: A system and a method of comparing ultrasound data associated with an object of interest before and after the medical treatment and providing the comparison information are disclosed. A plurality of first ultrasound data associated with an object of interest are stored before the medical treatment on the object of... Agent: Jones Day

20100174190 - System and method for equalizing received intravascular ultrasound echo signals: A system and method are disclosed for providing an equalized ultrasound echo signal for the rendering intravascular images. The system includes an ultrasound catheter including an ultrasound transducer probe. An intravascular ultrasound console receives an ultrasound echo signal corresponding to reflections of an ultrasound signal by backscatterers. An ultrasound echo... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100174192 - Ultrasound image picking-up device: There is provided an ultrasound image picking-up device that can correct a positional shift from a reference image before therapy even with insufficient clarity of an ultrasound image. An image processing system includes a position recognition device 1 for recognizing a position to be recognized of an object; a cross... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100174194 - Ultrasound 3d imaging system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system in which the scan head either includes a beamformer circuit that performs far field subarray beamforming or includes a sparse array selecting circuit that actuates selected elements. When used with second stage beamforming system, three dimensional ultrasound images can be generated.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100174195 - Ultrasound imaging system: An ultrasound imaging system (100). An exemplary system (100) includes a plurality of transducer elements (136) formed in subarrays (140) and a plurality of subarray circuit units (160′), with each circuit unit (160′) connected to a subarray (140) of the transducer elements (136). The circuitry in each unit (160′) comprises... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100174196 - Systems and methods for guiding the analysis and treatment of a body lumen: A system for treating a body lumen comprises a catheter including a flexible conduit that is elongated along a longitudinal axis and suitable for insertion into a body lumen, the conduit having a proximal end and a distal end, one or more waveguides integrated with the flexible conduit, the one... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100174197 - Biological information imaging apparatus: A living body information imaging apparatus includes a member that is adapted to be introduced into an interior of a living body and has a light irradiation portion for irradiating light with an angle of irradiation equal to or more than 2π steradian to the interior of the living body,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100174198 - Apparatus for monitoring vital signs having fluid bladder beneath padding: A sleeping monitoring system includes a first padding layer. A fluid bladder is beneath the first padding layer. A sensor is in fluid communication with the fluid bladder. The sensor is configured to output a vital sign signal.... Agent: Young Basile

20100174199 - Apparatus for monitoring vital signs of an emergency victim: A portable apparatus for monitoring on site near an emergency field at least one vital sign of a patient reclined thereon includes a fluid bladder transformable between a stowable arrangement and a deployed arrangement. The fluid bladder in the deployed arrangement has a comfortable top surface of sufficient size to... Agent: Young Basile

20100174200 - Methods and devices for relieving stress: Easy to use, cost-effective methods and devices for evaluating and treating stress and thereby disorders caused or exacerbated by stress are provided. More particularly methods and devices for identifying RSA waves during respiration which provide a subject with near real-time RSA wave information are provided. This information can be used... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100174201 - Anchored implantable pressure monitor: An anchored implantable pressure monitor.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100174202 - Method and system for combining oscillometric blood pressure envelope data obtained from different signal processing paths: A blood pressure measurement system that utilizes a non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitor having a blood pressure cuff and pressure transducer. The measurement system provides a plurality of separate processing techniques that each receive a plurality of oscillometric waveform sample values generated using the pressure transducer. Each of the processing... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100174204 - Event driven ambulatory electrocardiograph: The electrocardiograph (200) of the invention is suitable for capturing a twelve-lead electrocardiogram from signals representative of the cardiac activity of a patient and acquired with the help of at least nine electrodes. The electrocardiograph comprises a body (210) having a front face (211) and at least one arm (212,... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100174203 - Method of ventricular repolarization analysis: While analyzing ventricular repolarization in accordance with the invention, ECG measurement with excitation of heart rate is evaluated and the coupling of an internal parameter, for example QT to heartbeat interval, for example RR, is modeled by a transfer function with three parameters. The values of the resulting five parameters... Agent: Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria P.C.

20100174205 - Method, system and software product for the measurement of heart rate variability: The invention relates to a method, system, and software product for measuring heart rate variability. The method comprises displaying an animation that indicates to the user when to breathe in and breathe out, receiving a signal from a sensor responsive to the heart beat of the user, processing the received... Agent: David Alan Bryan

20100174206 - Method to discriminate arrhythmias in cardiac rhythm management devices: The present invention describes a covariance-based algorithm for the specific and sensitive discriminantion of heart rhythms in cardiac rhythm management devices.... Agent: Stanford University

20100174207 - System and method for characterizing patient respiration: Patient respiration may be characterized using a marked respiration waveform involving a respiration waveform annotated with symbols, markers or other indicators representing one or more respiration characteristics. A respiration waveform may be acquired by sensing a physiological parameter modulated by respiration. A marked respiration waveform may be generated based on... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100174208 - Living body measurement apparatus: A living body measurement apparatus according to the present invention functions both as a muscular tissue hardness tester for measuring hardness of muscular tissue of a living body and as an algesiometer for measuring a degree of sense of pain of the living body, and the apparatus includes: an contacting... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100174209 - Specimen collection device: The present disclosure provides a novel, disposable urine collection vessel securing device that can be used in combination with any standard urine containment vessel and configured to provide an inexpensive, sanitary, convenient device for the collection of urine from a subject. Also provided is a method of use and can... Agent: Barbara Fleshman

20100174210 - Fluid flow control apparatus and patient fluid sampling method: A fluid flow control apparatus used in medical fluid sampling. The apparatus includes a valve assembly, first and second ports, and a cap. The valve assembly comprises a body rotatably assembled to a housing and defining a passageway and at least two recesses defined by an interior surface of the... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20100174211 - Body fluid lancing, acquiring, and testing cartridge design: A disposable device for analyzing body fluid especially for blood sugar tests includes a container which can be inserted into a measuring apparatus, a sampling member provided in the container to pierce skin of a body part and sample body fluid, and a test member for receiving body fluid obtained... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100174213 - Audio relaxing systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to pelvic relaxing systems capable of generating sound of an user or third party or capable of being manipulated by the sound. More particularly, the present invention relates to pelvic relaxing systems for acquiring real-time or pre-recorded sounds, playing the sounds during use or in... Agent: Youngtach Shim

20100174212 - Sexual quotient systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to systems for assessing quantitative quotients related to various static and dynamic characteristics of pelvic (i.e., vaginal) structures of females and penile structures of males associated with sexual activities. More particularly, the present invention relates to various systems capable of measuring one or multiple variables... Agent: Youngtack Shim

  
07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100168500 - Percutaneous array delivery system: A system for treating tissue includes a cannula having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal and the distal ends, and an array of delivery tubes at least partially disposed within the lumen, each of the delivery tube having a lumen, wherein each of... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100168501 - 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

20100168502 - Modular neonatal intensive care system: A modular neonatal intensive care system including an infant incubator, bassinet and frame is provided. The infant incubator of the present disclosure is configured for reducing the overall cost and/or minimizing the amount of power that the neonatal care system or infant incubator draws. A number of the features also... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100168503 - Vibrational delta and theta brain wave induction apparatus and method for the stimulation of sleep: An apparatus and method for generating sleep-inducing stimuli, including a programmable controller operable for generating a sleep-inducing rhythm; and a transducer unit containing at least one transducer connected to the controller for receiving the sleep-inducing rhythm and generating and applying the sleep-inducing stimuli to a user in accordance with the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100168504 - Method and apparatus for the aid of meditation and hypnosis: An apparatus that aids a user to reach a meditative or hypnotic state. The apparatus includes a reflector. Once a user is in a meditative or hypnotic state, the user can speak directly to their subconscious while looking at him or herself in the reflector, whether repeating a healing mantra... Agent: Jaime Castano

20100168505 - Methods and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to a pubic bone: Surgical procedures, kits and implants for alleviating human incontinence, and particularly providing improved methods and apparatus to secure a urethral sling to pubic bone in a sub-urethral location to support the urethra and alleviate incontinence are disclosed. Bone anchors, e.g., bone screws, are driven into pubic bones with exposed bone... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100168506 - Method for preparing drug-eluting stent having nano-structured pattern: This invention relates to a method for preparing a drug-eluting stent using a chemical vapor deposition, the method comprising modifying the surface of a biodegradable polymer with nanostructures through a plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition so as to improve drug-loading capability and drug elution rate.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100168507 - Apparatus and method for securing the stomach to the diaphragm for use, for example, in treating hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A patient's stomach may be secured to the patient's diaphragm. A method to accomplish this includes visualizing a wall of a patient's stomach adjacent the patient's diaphragm from within the patient's stomach, inserting a fastener deployment apparatus down the patient's esophagus and into the mammalian's stomach, and fastening the patient's... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100168508 - Obesity systems placed between the abdominal wall and stomach: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the organ together, or to implant devices in the wall of the organ. Also disclosed are surgical instruments... Agent: Michael Gertner

20100168509 - Treatment of kink resistant tubing: An implantable penile prosthesis having a protective surface protecting an inflatable cylinder from damage caused by repeated contact with kink resistant tubing. The protective surface is fabricated of a low friction material to reduce abrasive damage caused by the kink resistant tubing repeatedly rubbing against the inflatable cylinder. The protective... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100168512 - Methods and apparatus for reshaping the esophagus and other body lumens: Described are methods and systems for treating a patient to modify a body passage of the patient. The methods may involve removing tissue from a luminal surface of a body passage such as the esophagus or stomach, for the purpose of inducing a healing response that will result in a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100168510 - Surgical instruments with sheathed tendons: A flexible surgical instrument employs sheaths around tendons that actuate an end effector or other mechanisms in a distal tip of the instrument. A liquid lubricant can be introduced in the sheaths to reduce friction, and the sheaths can be porous or non-porous. The lubricant can be confined, for example,... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100168511 - System and method for dilating an airway stenosis: A method for dilating a stenotic region in an airway of a patient may include advancing a balloon catheter through the airway of the patient to position an inflatable balloon of the catheter within at least a portion of the stenotic region, maintaining a position of the catheter relative to... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100168514 - Endoscopic delivery of medical devices: The invention is directed to an endoscopic assembly having an endoscope, particularly a flexible hysteroscope and an outer sheath disposed about a length of the shaft of the hysteroscope which has an expandable member such as an inflatable balloon for sealing the assembly within a body lumen or cavity. Specifically,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100168513 - Integrated delivery and visualization tool for a neuromodulation system: Methods and apparatus for delivering a neurostimulator to a target tissue are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a delivery tool comprising a handle portion, an elongate shaft comprising a contoured distal portion, a visualization system embedded in the elongate shaft, and an insertion groove... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100168516 - Capsule guiding system and capsule guiding method: A capsule guiding system includes a capsule medical device having an imaging device that takes an in-vivo image of a subject and a magnet with a magnetization direction that is relatively fixed with respect to the imaging device; a magnetic guiding device that applies a magnetic field to the magnet... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100168515 - Scanning endoscope apparatus, scanning endoscope, and scanning endoscope processor: A scanning endoscope apparatus, comprising a first transmitter, an actuator, a first optical filter, a second optical filter, a second transmitter, a first photo-detection unit, and a position determiner, is provided. The first transmitter transmits light to a first emission end. The actuator moves the first emission end. The first... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100168517 - Endoscope and a method for finding its location: An endoscope and method for determining a position of an endoscope body within the human body are disclosed. The endoscope (100) includes at least one first electrode (200) provided in an endoscope body and adapted to generate and transmit an electric signal, at least one second electrode adapted to receive... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100168518 - Flexible endoscope device with visual control and process for stabilization of such a device: A flexible endoscope device includes an elongated flexible body having an end segment bearing or defining the endoscope head, and provided with an optical system that can be curved or bent in at least two mutually perpendicular directions, the elongated body being functionally connected at the other end thereof to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100168519 - Endoscope flexible tube and endoscope device: In an endoscope flexible tube and an endoscope device of the present invention, an endoscope flexible tube which exhibits flexibility to be inserted into a body cavity includes a bending portion formed at a distal end side, a first flexible tube portion connected in series to a proximal end of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100168520 - View optimizer and stabilizer for use with surgical scopes: The present application discloses several devices for maintaining visualization with a surgical scope. The embodiments of the device are adapted to shield, defog or clean the lens of the surgical scope while the surgical scope is being used to perform a surgical procedure within a patient's body. In some embodiments,... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100168521 - Luminous optical laryngoscope: The invention relates to a luminous optical laryngoscope having a heating device built into the end that is inserted into the patient or the distal end thereof in order to prevent the formation of condensation and to facilitate viewing inside the patient through the laryngoscope.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100168522 - Surgical access assembly: A surgical access assembly configured and dimensioned for positioning within an intercostal space defined between a patient's adjacent ribs to facilitate passage of a surgical instrument into an internal work site. The surgical access assembly includes a body portion that may be either partially or wholly formed from a resilient... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100168523 - Magnetic retraction device: A magnetic retraction device is provided that may be used to manipulate organs and tissue. The device includes a magnetic agent, at least one inflatable member configured to contain the magnetic agent, and a magnetic device. The inflatable member can be disposed on an elongate member adapted for delivery into... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168526 - Medical device: In a medical device that measures a condition of a living body, a recess is formed on the exterior (first and second surfaces) of its casing. An attachment member is attached to the inside of the recess. In the case where a display screen that displays a measurement result is... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100168525 - Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of use of an inhalation device configured to dispense a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting at least one artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one desired effect of the bioactive agent on... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100168524 - System and method for heart failure prediction: A method for monitoring a health status of a human subject includes the capturing of medical data concerning the health of the subject at defined intervals using a questionnaire. The questionnaire provides a standard script for data capture. Part of the captured data is constrained to a Likert scale while... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100168528 - Identifying the level of fetal risk during labor: A method for identifying the level of fetal risk during labor comprises monitoring at least each of the concurrent clinical parameters of (a) FHR, (b) baseline FHR variability, (c) FHR accelerations, (d) FHR decelerations, and (e) maternal uterine activity, to determine whether each parameter independently exhibits at least one non-reassuring... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20100168530 - Measurement apparatus: A method for determining biological indicators, the method including, in a processing system causing at least one radiation attenuation measurement to be performed and determining at least one first biological indicator using determined radiation attenuation. In addition to this, method includes causing at least one impedance measurement to be performed... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100168529 - Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and modifying at least one of an inhalation... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100168527 - Multiuse, multipurpose, detachable, wrap-around, velcro secured seat belt attachment (eze-flap): One embodiment of a seat belt attachment (3) for providing, recording and wireless transmission of electrode (6,7,8,9) sensor autonomic physiologic data as well as distance vector locator (10) which communicates at both ends with flexible attachment fasteners (1, 2) to the seat belt. The outer covering of the attachment is... Agent: Lawrence A. Zumo

20100168531 - Rapidly deployable sensor design for enhanced noninvasive vital sign monitoring: A new clip-type ring design for a rapidly-deployable triage sensor is described. The triage sensor is capable of measuring one or more parameters related to a patient's current health state. The device consists of two contoured halves which are designed to wrap around a finger like a ring. At least... Agent: Phillip Shaltis

20100168533 - System and a method for generating a quantitative measure reflecting the severity of a medical condition: This invention relates to a method and a system for generating a quantitative measure reflecting the severity of a medical condition. A receiver unit receives biosignal data collected from a population of patients having varying degrees of the medical condition. A processor uses the biosignal data for determining reference feature... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100168532 - Systems and methods for measuring brain activity: A device for measuring intracortical brain activity of a subject is provided. The device includes a support member configured for intracranial insertion in the subject. The device comprises a plurality of electrodes are positioned in an electrode region of the support member, which is configured to traverse the cerebral cortex... Agent: Wilmerhale/columbia University

20100168534 - Blood inspection device: A blood inspection device using laser as puncture means. The blood inspection device has an electric power source control circuit for controlling electric power supply of an electric power source section including an electric power source for driving an electric circuit for measurement and also including an electric power source... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100168535 - Methods and apparatuses related to blood analyte measurement system: The present invention relates to a blood analyte measurement system for the procurement of blood samples for measurement of blood properties such as analyte concentration or analyte presence. A blood access system can be coupled with a measurement system such as an electrochemical sensor, and can also be used with... Agent: The Grafe Law Office, P.C.

20100168536 - Wireless, internet-based, medical diagnostic system: A system for monitoring a patient, including: a body-worn monitor having an electrical sensor that measures an electrical waveform from the patient and a wireless transmitter configured to receive the electrical waveform and transmit it over a wireless interface; a computer-based system configured to receive the electrical waveform from the... Agent: Wilmerhale/triage Wireless

20100168537 - Blood glucose measurement system: A blood glucose measurement system in which a blood glucose level measured with an invasive blood glucose measurement apparatus 101 is used to calibrate a blood glucose level measured with a non-invasive blood glucose measurement apparatus 102, comprising a controller that outputs an invasive actuation signal that starts the detection... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100168539 - Method and/or system for estimating glycation of hemoglobin: Disclosed are systems, methods and techniques to estimate an extent of glycation of hemoglobin in a patient. In one particular implementation, although claimed subject matter is not limited in this respect, an estimate of glycation of hemoglobin in a patient may be measured based, at least in part, on blood-glucose... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100168538 - Method and/or system for sensor artifact filtering: Disclosed are a method and/or system for filtering sensor measurements. In one particular implementation, a sensor signal may be processed concurrently in a plurality of signal-filter paths. A particular signal-filter path may be selected to provide an output signal for obtaining a measurement based, at least in part, on a... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100168540 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168541 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168542 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100168543 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168544 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100168545 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data for sensor calibration: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data are disclosed, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. The sensor can be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168546 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data for sensor calibration: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data are disclosed, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. The sensor can be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168547 - Universal din leadwire system for use with ekg and ecg patient monitoring and event recording instruments: A universal DIN leadwire system including adapters and a leadwire combiner that is configurable for use with EKG and ECG monitoring and event recording equipment having specially configured yoke assemblies is disclosed. Disposable standardized DIN leadwire subassemblies are provided such that leadwires are always immediately available for use with virtually... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.

20100168548 - Dual-purpose lasso catheter with irrigation: Cardiac catheters, including a lasso catheter, are provided for use in a system for electrical mapping of the heart has an array of raised, perforated electrodes, which are in fluid communication with an irrigating lumen. There are position sensors on a distal loop section and on a proximal base section... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100168549 - Electrophysiology catheter and system for gentle and firm wall contact: A method of applying an electrode on the end of a flexible medical device to the surface of a body structure, the method including navigating the distal end of the device to the surface by orienting the distal end and advancing the device until the tip of the device contacts... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20100168551 - Determining a thickness of a layer of fat of an organism: An apparatus for determining a thickness of a layer of fat of an organism, the apparatus comprising a plurality of electromagnetic radiation sources adapted for illuminating the layer of fat with a plurality of pulses of electromagnetic radiation, at least one electromagnetic radiation detector adapted for detecting detection signals indicative... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100168550 - Multiple shell construction to emulate chamber contraction with a mapping system: A system for constructing multiple shells (electronic models) indicative of the geometry and/or volume of a bodily lumen, such as a heart chamber, is configured to collect a plurality of location data points as the electrode is swept within the chamber. Each of the collected data points has an associated... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168552 - Dipole estimation method: The present invention provides a dipole estimation method which adopts a living body model which is divided into an active area where the conductivity is homogeneous and a passive conductive area having an arbitrary conductivity distribution other than the active area, maintaining the calculation speed at a level as high... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100168553 - Mr-tracking based on magnetic signature selective excitation: The present invention relates to a MR tracking method and device. More specifically, the present invention relates to a magnetic resonance tracking method and device, using a magnetic-susceptible object. A magnetic iso-surface induced by the object is selectively excited with a corresponding frequency offset; the magnetic iso-surface is then projected... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100168554 - Evaluating cardiac function with dynamic imaging techniques and contrast media: Methods suitable for use in diagnostic imaging or to generate a central circulatory turnover (CCT) index for an evaluation of cardiac function of a patient are provided. The resultant CCT index will allow the clinician to integrate information reflecting the diastolic function of the heart. A computer software and kit... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20100168555 - Interventional devices for chronic total occlusion recanalization under mri guidance: Disclosed is a guide catheter that includes one or more RF antennas to enhance the visibility of the guide catheter in MR imagery. One embodiment of the guide catheter includes a loop coil at the distal end of the guide catheter and a loopless antenna between the distal end and... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100168559 - Accelerometer-based contact sensing assembly and system: A catheter system including an accelerometer-based sensing assembly is provided. In particular the present teachings relate to an accelerometer based assembly used to determine contact between a catheter and surrounding proximate tissue, such as cardiac tissue. An embodiment of such a system may, for example, be used for visualization, mapping,... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168560 - Devices and methods for catheter localization: A medical device can be localized by providing at least three non-colinear localization elements (e.g., electrodes) thereon. Once placed in a non-ionizing localization field, three adjacent localization elements, at least one of which will typically be a spot electrode, may be selected, and the non-ionizing localization field may be used... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168561 - Intraoperative tissue mapping and dissection systems, devices, methods, and kits: Intraoperative devices are described that assist the surgeon in identifying the location and characteristics of tissues and structures. Devices are also described that have the added capability of marking the location of the identified tissues and structures. This invention also includes devices that can selectively ablate adjacent tissues while avoiding... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100168558 - Method and apparatus for the cancellation of motion artifacts in medical interventional navigation: A method and apparatus for mapping a location of a point within the body is disclosed. A plurality of positional reference nodes are determined, each aligned on a first element. A second element is mapped with reference to the plurality of reference nodes to determine the relative location of a... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168557 - Multi-electrode ablation sensing catheter and system: The invention is directed to a multi-electrode ablation sensing catheter and system suitable for medical procedures such as cardiac ablation. In one embodiment of the invention, a catheter is provided having an elongated catheter shaft and a catheter tip having two or more closely spaced electrodes mounted on the catheter... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168556 - System for local error compensation in electromagnetic tracking systems: A system for local metal distortion correction for using an accurate electromagnetic tracking system in a medical environment is disclosed containing an electromagnetic field generator monitoring a medical device having a suitable sensor coil wherein a correction function, derived from an error correction tool, is applied to the position and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168562 - Fiducial marker design and detection for locating surgical instrument in images: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool-located reference features. A method includes: capturing a first image of a tool that includes multiple features that define a first marker, where at least one of the features of the... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100168563 - device and method for the prolonged delivery of an active agent to a body cavity: A device for application to a body cavity. The device is insertable into the cavity of a subject in need. The device includes a non-absorbable, flexible tube of an elongated shape, a removable core element situation within the tube, and a retention mechanism for maintaining the device within the cavity.... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100168564 - Remote sensing catheter system and methods: A remote sensing catheter system including an injection catheter and a collection catheter. In one method of use, an external sensor of the system determines the timing of operation of the collection catheter. In another method of use, a sensor determines the volume of medium in the injection.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100168565 - System for measuring blood pressure in an artery: A sensor system for measuring the blood pressure in such a way that the sensing position is in a correct position relative to the heart is devised. The system consists of a wireless sensing device, a transceiver, and a computing and recording device. The sensor reading is recorded wirelessly. The... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100168566 - Method and a device for imaging a visco-elastic medium: The invention relates to a method and a device for imaging a visco-elastic medium. The method comprises an excitation step during which an internal mechanical stress is generated in excitation zone and an imaging step of acquiring signals during the movements generated by the mechanical stress in the visco-elastic medium... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100168572 - Apparatus and methods for acoustic monitoring of ablation procedures: A system for ablating tissue includes a catheter having an elongate body, with at least one ablation element (e.g., RF electrode) and at least one acoustic transducer located within the body's tip region. The transducer receives acoustic signals from proximate the tip region. The system also includes a monitoring unit... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168567 - Apparatus for protecting a cavity wall during ablation of tissue near the cavity: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for protecting walls of a body cavity during thermal ablation of tissues near that body cavity, while enabling ultrasound monitoring of the ablation process. Heating protective devices and cooling protective devices are provided. Heatable/coolable ultrasound probes and heatable/coolable independent protective devices compatible... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100168568 - Combined diagnostic and therapeutic device using aligned energy beams: A device for both providing therapy to a tissue and detecting a characteristic of said tissue is provided. The device includes a deformable tubular body such as a catheter or scope. An electrode is supported by the body and configured to deliver therapeutic energy to the tissue along a first... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168571 - Image-based power feedback for optimal ultrasound imaging or radio frequency tissue ablation: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring and regulating radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy to improve quality of ultrasound imaging. Feedback is provided from real-time ultrasound imaging, and RF power is altered in response to a feedback signal to improve image quality.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168569 - Image-guided ablation system and method for monitoring an ablation procedure: An ablation system comprises a tool including an shaft having proximal and distal end portions, a handle at the proximal end portion, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal end portions. The system further includes an ablation subsystem comprised of an ablation element at the distal end portion... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168570 - Methods and apparatus for utilizing impeller-based rotationally-scanning catheters: An ablation catheter includes a tubular catheter body having a lumen, a tip portion, a liquid inlet, at least one liquid outlet, a liquid flow path defined between the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet, and an ablation element mounted on the tip portion of the catheter body. A rotationally-scanning... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168573 - Method and apparatus for 3d ultrasound imaging using a stationary beam to estimate a parameter: A method of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging comprises acquiring ultrasound data representative of an imaging volume as a function of time, from which can be obtained a plurality of two-dimensional images, and acquiring data from a stationary ultrasound beam concurrently with the acquiring of the ultrasound data representative of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168576 - Light weight wireless ultrasound probe: A wireless ultrasound probe has a probe case enclosing a transducer array stack, a microbeamformer coupled to the transducer array, an acquisition module, an ultra wideband transceiver, a power circuit, and a rechargeable battery with a total weight of 300 grams or less. Preferably the total weight of these components... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168574 - Medical ultrasound device having irradiation position checking function: The present invention is a medical ultrasound device in which an ultrasound pulse is irradiated to a treatment or examination region, provided with ultrasound-wave irradiating means, signal receiving means for receiving a reflected wave of the ultrasound irradiated from the ultrasound irradiating means, signal recording means (memory) for recording a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100168577 - Peripheral ultrasound device: A device for acquiring ultrasound-generated data from a patient including a securing system and a probe configured for connection to the securing system, the probe including a base having an interfacing surface, an imaging mechanism adjustable relative to the base and configured to send and receive ultrasound signals along an... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100168578 - System and method for combined ecg-echo for cardiac diagnosis: A system and related method for obtaining volumetric cardiac data of a subject. The data is generated by forming a plurality of focused ultrasound images corresponding to a series of ranges, generating myocardial boundary data for each of the plurality of ultrasound images, calculating the area of the region defined... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100168575 - Ultrasound imaging device: The receiving means has a given reception band 74, and the lower limit frequency of the reception band 74 is the first frequency f1. The frequency band of the ultrasound wave transmitted by the transmitting means is set as the first frequency f1 or higher and 3 times of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100168580 - High speed ultrasonic thick slice imaging: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system scans a plurality of planar slices in a volumetric region which are parallel to each other. Following detection of the image data of the slices the slice data is combined by projecting the data in the elevation dimension to produce a “thick slice” image. Combining... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168579 - Methods and apparatus for high speed image acquisition rates in 3d medical imaging: Methods and apparatus for high speed image acquisition rates in medical imaging are provided. An embodiment includes scanning an R-theta sector slice, wherein R denotes radius of the sector and theta denotes angle of the sector; varying a value of each of phi and theta, such that phi denotes an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168582 - High frequency transducers and methods of making the transducers: A method of making an ultrasound transducer includes providing a piezoelectric crystal of PIN-PMN-PT (lead indium niobate-lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate) and etching kerfs into the piezoelectric crystal using a laser. In at least some embodiments, each kerf has a width of no more than 4 μm. The kerfs are filled... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100168581 - Wide bandwidth matrix transducer with polyethylene third matching layer: An ultrasound transducer comprises a piezoelectric element (175), a first and second matching layers (120,130), and a third matching layer (140) comprising low-density polyethylene (LPDE). The third matching layer (140) affording wide bandwidth for an ultrasound matrix probe may extend downwardly to surround the array (S360) and attach to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168583 - Enhanced ultrasound imaging probes using flexure mode piezoelectric transducers: A method of generating an enhanced receive signal from a piezoelectric ultrasound transducer is described. The method comprises providing a piezoelectric ultrasound transducer comprising a piezoelectric element operable in flexural mode, receiving a acoustic signal by the piezoelectric element, applying a DC bias to the piezoelectric element prior to receiving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100168584 - Biological observation apparatus, biological observation method, and endoscopic apparatus: A biological observation apparatus comprises: a light source unit capable of selectively emitting illumination light beams of at least two or more kinds of wavelength regions; an irradiation optical system for irradiating a subject with the illumination light beams; a detection optical system for detecting scattered light beams from the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100168586 - Optical imaging or spectroscopy systems and methods: Optical imaging or spectroscopy described can use laminar optical tomography (LOT), diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), or the like. An incident beam is scanned across a target. An orthogonal or oblique optical response can be obtained, such as concurrently at different distances from the incident beam. The optical response from multiple... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/columbia University

20100168585 - Personal authentication method and personal authentication device utilizing finger-tip blood flow measurement by laser light: A personal authentication method is provided that includes imaging, on an image sensor as a laser speckle using an optical system, light reflected from a blood vessel layer in subcutaneous and internal tissues when a laser beam is expanded and made to irradiate a finger pad, calculating a quantity that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100168587 - Catheter imaging probe and method: A catheter imaging probe for a patient. The probe includes a conduit through with energy is transmitted. The probe includes a first portion through which the conduit extends. The probe includes a second portion which rotates relative to the conduit to redirect the energy from the conduit. A method for... Agent: Volcano At Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100168588 - Endoscope system for fluorescent observation: An endoscope system is disclosed for detecting fluorescent light emitted in the near-infrared region by a plurality of fluorescent labeling materials introduced into a living tissue. An illumination system generates illumination light in the wavelength range 600 nm-2000 nm which serves as excitation light for the plurality of fluorescent labeling... Agent: Arnold International

20100168589 - 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

20100168590 - Apparatus and method for estimating life expectancy: A life expectancy estimation apparatus for estimating a predicted value of life expectancy by pulse information of a biological body. The life expectancy estimation apparatus includes an obtaining unit operable to obtain the pulse information; a storage for storing a record of pulse information of a biological body including a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100168591 - Drowsiness detection method and apparatus thereof: The apparatus comprises an ultra-wide band module or an electrocardiography module for gathering heartbeat signals of a human being. By sequentially obtaining average heart-rate values of a human being, and according to the features of the heart-rate values over a period of time, the method is utilized to determine whether... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100168592 - Apparatus for analysing pulse using array of pressure sensors: Disclosed is an apparatus for analyzing pulse using an array of pressure sensors comprising: an array of pressure sensors that measures the pulse data with a plurality of piezoresistive pressure sensors; a moving part that moves the array of pressure sensors; a controller that controls the moving part, so that... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100168595 - Baseline drift canceling method and device: An embodiment of a baseline drift canceling method is provided. The method removes a baseline drift signal from a bioelectric signal, and includes the steps as follows: delaying the bioelectric signal by an analog time delay circuit to generate a first bioelectric signal; according to the bioelectric signal to generate... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100168594 - Detection method for detecting qrs wave: A detection method for detecting a QRS wave is disclosed. An electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is provided. The ECG signal is enhanced to generate a processed signal. A first crest of the processed signal is determined. Each crest following the first crest is defined as a second crest. The level of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100168593 - Portable electrocardiograph: In a portable electrocardiograph (100), including a negative electrode (121) to be contacted by a hand of a subject and a positive electrode (122) to be contacted to a predetermined measurement site of a subject, for measuring an electric signal detected by the negative electrode (121) and the positive electrode... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100168596 - Method of monitoring a fetal heart rate: The invention relates to a method of monitoring a fetal heart rate, the method comprising: providing a first measurement head (104) and a second measurement head (106) and a sensor (200), the sensor (200) being comprised in the first measurement head (104) or the second measurement head (106), the sensor... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168597 - Zoneless tachyarrhythmia detection with real-time rhythm monitoring: A method of using an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising monitoring a ventricular contraction rate of a subject, monitoring an atrial contraction rate of the subject, declaring tachyarrhythmia if the ventricular contraction rate exceeds the atrial contraction rate, and declaring a slow tachyarrhythmia when the ventricular rate is less than... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100168598 - Method and system for processing electrocardiograms: In a method and system for processing an electrocardiogram (ECG), digital ECG data are received. The digital ECG data evinces a plurality of a patient's heartbeats detected during an ECG. Digital annotation data are generated representing marking to be shown on an ECG tracing of the plurality of heartbeats. An... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100168599 - Respiratory component measurement system with indicating elements: A respiratory component measurement system that includes an airway adapter adapted to be placed in fluid communication with an airway of a patient and a sensor element in physical communication with the airway adapter. The sensor element is adapted to detect an orientation related characteristic of the airway adapter, a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168601 - Combined cannula and airflow temperature sensor and the method of using the same: A combined cannula and temperature sensing device for detecting breathing of a patient. The cannula comprising a cannula body defining at least one internal flow chamber therein, at least one tube being connected to the cannula body and communicating with the internal flow chamber, a pair of nasal prongs communicating... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100168600 - Support structure for airflow temperature sensor and the method of using the same: A temperature sensing device and method of using the same, for detecting breathing of a patient. The temperature sensing device comprises a sensor body contour for supporting the temperature sensing device on an upper lip of a patient and preventing undesired movement thereof and at least one temperature sensor being... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100168603 - Brain state analysis based on select seizure onset characteristics and clinical manifestations: Systems and methods for developing a brain state analysis system using subject EEG data are provided. The analysis system distinguishes clinical from subclinical electrographic seizures and optionally distinguishes among different seizure onset characteristics. An algorithm trained on only clinical electrographic seizures may predict clinical seizures more accurately with fewer perceived... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn

20100168602 - Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of use of an inhalation device configured to dispense a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting at least one artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one side effect of the bioactive agent on... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100168604 - Processing for multi-channel signals: Method and apparatus for improved processing for multi-channel signals. In an exemplary embodiment, an anomaly metric is computed for a multi-channel signal over a time window. The magnitude of the anomaly metric may be used to determine whether an anomaly is present in the multi-channel signal over the time window.... Agent: Neurovista / Shay Glenn

20100168605 - Method and apparatus for medical measurement and communication: A system for obtaining and communication patient physiological information includes one or more of patient measurement devices (112), patient record devices (100), and portable interface devices. The devices communicate via a wireless communications interface (110, 152, 162) such as a near field communication interface. The patient measurement devices (100) obtain... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100168606 - Improved photobleaching method: The present disclosure provides an improved method for photobleaching an eye of a subject. The disclosed method may be used in a number of psychophysical test methods, including, but not limited to, measurement of dark adaptation. The improved method for photo-bleaching involves at least one of the following improvements: (i)... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100168608 - Apparatus and method for medical measurement: A measuring device for medical applications in at least one exemplary embodiment includes a first part provided with measuring means for measuring data of a patient, and a second part provided with communication means for sending the data. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the second part is connected to... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100168607 - Determining catheter status: A method for monitoring the status of an implanted catheter includes monitoring changes in pressure within a lumen of a catheter associated with physiological parameters (“physiological pressure”) and changes in pressure within the lumen of the catheter associated with bolus infusion of fluid into the catheter or bolus withdrawal of... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100168609 - Biopsy device for the enrichment of tissue, cells, or analytes: The invention relates to a biopsy device for the in vivo enrichment of tissue, cells, or analytes, including drugs and therapeutic active substances, at the site of biopsy and for subsequent testing.... Agent: Joyce Von Natzmer Pequignot + Myers LLC

20100168611 - Medical device and method for use in tissue characterization and treatment: A medical device is presented for use in tissue characterization and treatment. The device comprises: a tissue characterization probe comprising an elongated carrier carrying an array of tissue characterization sensors arranged in a spaced-apart relationship at least along an axis of said carrier, such that progression of the probe through... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100168610 - Multi-purpose biopsy forceps: A method to perform an endoscopic biopsy includes deploying a mechanical forceps through an accessory channel of an endoscope assembly, deploying an optical probe through the accessory channel to an area of investigation, optically evaluating tissue at the area of investigation, actuating the mechanical forceps to grasp a sample of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100168612 - Balloon-tipped endoscopic system: Multi-luminal endoscopic systems for sterilely delivering deployable devices or obtaining bodily tissues. The system comprise an outer catheter comprising a wall that encloses an outer lumen; an inner catheter movably disposed within the outer lumen and having an inner lumen; a balloon-tipped catheter movably disposed within the inner lumen and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168613 - Fecal examination receptacle: A fecal examination preparation receptacle comprising a plastic transparent body having a cap which can be removed to permit fecal matter to be received in the receptacle to be mixed with a flotation material to aid in separating the fecal matter and ova or eggs of parasites that may be... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100168614 - Needle assembly: A blood collection set including a non-patient needle assembly interconnected with an intravenous needle assembly through tubing is provided. The non-patient needle assembly includes a hub assembly adapted for mounting with a blood collection set, and an internal blunting member including a blunted tip. The non-patient needle assembly further includes... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100168615 - Blood test device: A blood test device by which the amount of plumped skin at a puncture site for conducting a blood test or collecting the blood can be controlled at a constant amount so that a blood component can be accurately measured. Namely, a blood test device comprising: a housing; an inner... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100168617 - Disposable diagnostic part and a method for the manufacture thereof: The invention concerns a disposable diagnostic part comprising a lancing element (14) which is designed for puncturing the skin (26) and has a collecting channel (16) for taking up body fluid, and comprising a detection element (18) which has a test layer (42) provided with reagents for the detection of... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100168618 - Lancet device for generating a puncture wound, and lancet drive assembly: A lancet device for generating a puncture wound in a skin surface, comprising a housing, in which a lancet can be moved on a puncturing path, a lancet drive with a drive rotor that can be driven by a drive spring, a lancet coupling mechanism that transforms a rotational motion... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20100168616 - Lancet device utilizing a revolver-type cartridge, revolver-type cartridge, and method of making and/or using the cartridge and the lancet device: A cartridge for a device includes a generally cylindrical cartridge body. A plurality of generally axially movably mounted lancets or lancet needles are included. A plurality of biasing members are utilized with each being adapted to apply a biasing force to one of the lancets or lancet needles. A lancet... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100168619 - Combination wire guide and method of use thereof: The present embodiments generally relate to a medical surgical device and specifically a wire guide for percutaneous placement within a body cavity. The wire guide includes a multi-filar coil having an increasing pitch towards the distal end of the wire guide. Methods of using the device are also provided.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168621 - Methods and systems for prostate health monitoring: Disclosed herein are computer-implemented personalized probabilities determination systems and methods for use in integrated health systems and methods related to the medical conditions, such as conditions of the prostate, including benign and malignant disease. A system and method is disclosed herein for estimating trends in biomarkers and calculating the probability... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100168620 - System and method for measuring force and torque applied to a catheter electrode tip: A contact sensing assembly including a catheter including an electrode having a base portion mounted adjacent a head portion of the catheter body. A sensor is disposed adjacent the base portion for measuring compression or tensile forces applied to an electrode tip portion, and includes a predetermined sensitivity. The base... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100168622 - Sensor device for gait enhancement: A foot sensor device and method for gait enhancement, the device including: (a) a sensor unit having a casing, the sensor unit for disposing within a shoe of a user, the sensor unit for sensing a parameter associated with a gait event; (b) an electronic communication unit, electrically associated with... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

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