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Surgery August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100217064 - Passive vent for brachytherapy balloon catheters: Embodiments of passive vent valve devices are disclosed. One of the novel aspects of the invention is its ability to transform from a packaging configuration to a use configuration. The packaging configuration allows sterilization gases to penetrate into the device through standard valve openings as well as through vented mesh... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100217065 - Magnetic ink tissue markings: The invention provides tissue markings (such as tattoos) comprising magnetic particles, e.g., magnetite, and methods for making and altering, e.g., removing them.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100217066 - Mobile multiple modality containment suite: There are occasions when a medical facility has the need to image subject that have been contaminated with a hazardous or communicable chemical or biological agent. Occurrences of such conditions are often too remote to justify having diagnostic scanners dedicated to such imaging. A contaminated or “hot” chamber (20) interfaces... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217067 - Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply: A anal incontinence disease treatment apparatus and method include and use an operable restriction device implanted in a patient and engaging the colon or engaging the rectum to form a restricted fecal passageway in the colon or the rectum. A source of energy external to the patient's body and a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100217068 - Management of urinary incontinence in females: An apparatus for treating urinary incontinence, comprising: (a) a support section adapted for providing urethral support; (b) an anchoring section adapted for resisting movement of the apparatus; (c) a normally open expansion mechanism adapted to urge the support radially outwards; and (d) a conversion mechanism adapted to sharply and selectively... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100217071 - Dual balloon gastric ring: The invention relates to an implantable surgical ring (1) designed to be closed on itself to form a closed loop (2) having an extension medium axis (XX′) for tightening a biological organ (3), wherein said ring (1) includes at least a first and a second ring tightening chamber (12, 13)... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100217069 - Implantable introducer: In one embodiment, an introducer includes a needle having an inner lumen and an opening that provides access to the inner lumen, an extendible snare positioned within the inner lumen of the needle, the snare having an implant coupling element, and a sheath provided on the needle, the sheath being... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100217070 - Surgical devices and methods for treating pelvic conditions: Described are tools, implantable devices, combination, kits, and systems thereof, and related methods of use for treating pelvic conditions, wherein the tools and devices involve a connector that engages two tools for manipulating the connector.... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100217072 - Shock absorbing mechanism and medical instrument: A shock-absorbing mechanism includes a shaft having a linear member wound therearound, a base having a relative position fixed to a first end of the linear member and formed with a shock-absorbing space which spreads toward the radial outside from the outer peripheral surface of the shaft, and a passage... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100217076 - Dual view endoscope: The present invention enables surgical procedures to be performed in areas that are otherwise inaccessible and out of view of conventional endoscopes. This is made possible by a rear instrument channel located proximal to the rear view module. The present invention also improves distension and visualization of a hollow internal... Agent: Nitesh Ratnakar

20100217073 - Electrosurgical instrument, and an endoscope with a corresponding instrument: An electrosurgical instrument including a protective tube, to be inserted into a working channel of an endoscope, and an electrode disposed within the protective tube. The electrode is movable in a distal direction and a proximal direction inside the protective tube by a control element. By being moved in the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100217075 - Medical apparatus system: A medical apparatus system includes: an image generating section that generates an image in an observation field of view obtained from an observing section including an objective lens; an information collecting section that collects information of a treatment instrument; a distortion setting section that sets virtual distortion on the outside... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100217074 - Variable size apparatus for supporting diagnostic and/or therapeutic elements in contact with tissue: A probe that facilitates the creation of circumferential lesions in body structures that may vary in size.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217077 - Living body observing apparatus: There is provided a living body observing apparatus capable of reducing time period to be spent on observation of a subject in a living body. The living body observing apparatus of the invention includes: illumination means including one or a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements for emitting illumination light... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100217078 - Actuator for moving body in tube, method for controlling the same, and endoscope: An aspect of the actuator for the moving body in tube according to the present invention is characterized by including: a first expansion/contraction member which includes a first portion that fills between the moving body in tube and the tube wall at the time of being expanded to come into... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100217079 - Endoscopic capsule: A capsule for endoscopic examinations and a method for assisting the advancement of the capsule through organs are provided. In addition to a device for advancing the capsule through an organ under investigation, the capsule is also provided with a device for generating movements of the capsule to reduce the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100217082 - Covered-type endoscope, cover-adapted endoscope and endoscope-cover: A covered-type endoscope includes an endoscope-cover and a cover-adapted endoscope to be inserted into the endoscope-cover. The endoscope-cover includes a tube and a cover-bending portion with a plurality of longitudinally joined cover-joint pieces. The cover-adapted endoscope includes a bending portion with a plurality of longitudinally joined joint pieces. The bending... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100217080 - Disposable sheath for use with an imaging system: The present invention provides disposable illumination sheaths as a sterile barrier between an imaging device and a patient. An exemplary sheath can generally be usable with any imaging system known in the art, for example, an endoscopic imaging system, and can be designed to cover and/or enclose portions of the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100217081 - Endoscope and related system: An endoscope is described in which the diameter of the image relay assembly is less than that of the objective lens assembly. An endoscope sheath is also described for sheathing the endoscope and housing or directing optical fibers for use in illuminating the endoscope view of view. An endoscope-sheath system... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca

20100217083 - Shape control endoscope: Methods and devices are provided for controlling an endoscope in a body cavity. In one exemplary embodiment, a stiffening element for an endoscopic surgical system includes an elongate member having a diameter configured for insertion and use in a channel of an endoscope. The elongate member can be movable between... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100217084 - Adapter-type endoscope and method of closely contacting electrical connection portion main body of adapter-type endoscope and electrode, and adapter main body and distal end portion main body: An adapter-type endoscope includes a distal end adapter and an insertion portion. The distal end adapter includes a light-emitting device substrate and an adapter-side electrical connection portion. The insertion portion includes a distal end portion to which the distal end adapter is detachably mounted, and has an insertion portion-side electrical... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100217085 - Laryngoscope blade: A laryngoscope blade in accordance with one embodiment includes a blade portion including a tab extension, the tab extension including a tab extension slot for receiving a portion of a laryngoscope handle; and a heel coupled to the tab extension by means of a fastener, the heel including a heel... Agent: Eric Hanscom

20100217086 - Inflatable surgical retractor: An expandable surgical retractor for minimally invasive surgical applications is disclosed. The expandable retractor, preferably in the form of an inflatable balloon retractor, is inserted in a surgical corridor and expanded to the desired size and shape. The retractor of the present invention is amenable to many shapes including cylindrical,... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100217087 - Instrument access system: An instrument access device comprises a base which is mounted to a proximal ring assembly of a retractor. A first, second and third connector sleeves connect first, second and third seal assemblies to a connector base. The connector sleeves are of a laterally flexible and longitudinally rigid material. At least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100217088 - Surgical dilator, retractor and mounting pad: A retractor having an elongate body that provides access to a surgical location within a patient. The elongate body is generally ovoid in cross section and includes a plurality of segments that are connected to one another through a plurality of ratcheting mechanisms. The ratcheting mechanisms permit relative movement of... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100217089 - Surgical retractor with locking blade: Certain embodiments provide surgical retractors that include an arm and a blade, the arm including an opening and a first notched surface comprising a plurality of notches that extend radially outward from the opening, the blade including a nipple and a second notched surface comprising a plurality of notches that... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100217090 - Retractor and mounting pad: A retractor having an elongate body that provides access to a surgical location within a patient. The elongate body is generally ovoid in cross section and includes a plurality of segments that are connected to one another through a plurality of ratcheting mechanisms. The ratcheting mechanisms permit relative movement of... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100217091 - Vaginal speculum providing an unobstructed view: The invention relates to a vaginal speculum including an upper assembly and a lower assembly. The upper assembly includes a first spoon portion and a single support bar connecting the first spoon portion to the first handle portion. The lower assembly includes a second spoon portion and a second handle... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100217092 - Surgical tool for measurement of valve annulus and cusp geometry: A surgical tool for visually assessing or measuring the aortic structures contained within a generally tubular aortic root. The surgical tool is appropriately configured and sized to be insertable within an aortic root during surgery. The surgical tool comprises a handle portion and a cylindrical portion connectable thereto. The cylindrical... Agent: Anthony Paolitto Coroneo Inc.

20100217095 - Medical device: In a medical device that measures a condition of a living body, a first recess is formed on the exterior (first and second surfaces) of its casing. An anti-slip member is attached to the inside of the first recess. Moreover, another recess (second recess) is provided inside the first recess.... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100217094 - Point-of-care enactive medical system and method: A diagnostic enactive medical system that guides a user during acquisition and analyses of medical data for diagnosis and risk assessment. A method of using data-centric analysis and interpretation of acquired medical data in conjunction with metadata management in the point-of-care enactive medical system transforms raw medical data to generate... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100217093 - Portable biological information measuring device: A portable biological information measuring device includes a body and at least one measuring member. The body has a biological information measuring circuit assembly and a hub. The measuring member has a connection line, which coils in the hub and is capable of changing a pull-out length according to a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100217096 - A health monitor and a method for health monitoring: A method for health monitoring and a personal health monitor that includes: a band that comprises at least one biometric sensor; and a data connector adapted to fasten a first end of the band to a second end of the band, and is also adapted to be connected to a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100217101 - Apparatus, method and system for determining a physiological condition within a mammal: A system, method and apparatus for determining a physiological condition within a mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements. The invention is for determining vaginal health and/or fertility status in a female mammal based on pH and/or temperature measurements of vaginal and/or cervical fluids or tissue. The invention is suited... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100217098 - Form-fitted monitoring apparatus for health and environmental monitoring: A monitoring apparatus includes a housing that is configured to be attached to a body of a subject. The housing includes a sensor region that is configured to contact a selected area of the body of the subject when the housing is attached to the body of the subject. The... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100217097 - Measuring cognitive load: This invention concerns a method for measuring cognitive load of a person in performing a task. In other aspects the invention can be expressed as a computer and as software that are used to perform the method. The computer (50) has an interface having a plural number of unimodal input... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100217099 - Methods and apparatus for assessing physiological conditions: Monitoring apparatus and methods are provided for assessing a physiological condition of a subject. At least two types of physiological information are detected from a subject via a portable monitoring device associated with the subject, and an assessment of a physiological condition of the subject is made using the at... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100217100 - Methods and apparatus for measuring physiological conditions: A monitoring apparatus includes a housing configured to be attached to an ear of a subject, and a plurality of electrodes supported by the housing. The electrodes are configured to at least partially contact a portion of the body of the subject when the housing is attached to the ear... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100217102 - Light-guiding devices and monitoring devices incorporating same: A monitoring device configured to be attached to the ear of a person includes a base, an earbud housing extending outwardly from the base that is configured to be positioned within an ear of a subject, and a cover surrounding the earbud housing. The base includes a speaker, an optical... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100217103 - Ear sensor: An ear sensor provides a sensor body having a base, legs extending from the base and an optical housing disposed at ends of the legs opposite the base. An optical assembly is disposed in the housing. The sensor body is flexed so as to position the housing over a concha... Agent: Law Office Of Glenn R. Smith

20100217104 - System and method for display control of patient monitor: Embodiments of the present invention relate to monitoring systems. One embodiment includes a monitoring system comprising a monitor configured to receive input relating to patient physiological parameters and to store historical data related to the parameters. Further, the system comprises a screen configured to display the historical data corresponding to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100217105 - Insertion device and method for inserting a subcutaneously insertable element into body: An insertion device (100) for a fluid delivery device (105) for delivering a therapeutic fluid to a body of a patient and/or for sensing of a bodily analyte is disclosed. The insertion device includes a housing and accommodated therein at least one penetrating cartridge (150) provided with a penetrating member... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100217106 - 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

20100217107 - Medical implantable lead and method for mounting the same: In a medical implantable lead and method for monitoring and/or controlling of an organ inside a human or animal body, the lead has a helix in a distal end that is rotatable by an inner wire coil (5), which is disposed inside of and along essentially the entire length of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100217108 - Sensor system for measuring, transmitting, processing and displaying a brain parameter: A sensor system is used for measuring, transmitting, processing and displaying a brain parameter. The sensor system has at least one implantable brain parameter sensor with a wireless transmission unit for measuring the brain parameter. At least one receiving unit with an antenna is in wireless signal connection with the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100217110 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for automated analysis of joint inflammation, joint proteoglycan proportion, and joint osteoarthritis: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for generating an analysis of an inflammation of a joint, for determining a proteoglycan proportion of a joint, and for generating an analysis of osteoarthritis of a joint, for a predetermined region within a body of a patient, a three-dimensional MR image data... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100217109 - Mechanical axis alignment using mri imaging: A method of imaging a body part of a patient can include acquiring a first, second and third sets of image data from a first, second and third anatomical reference areas. The first, second and third sets of image data can then be compiled to produce a legend of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100217113 - Cable management systems for mri systems and related methods: The disclosure describes cable management systems that provide adjustable lengths of cables that connect to various electronic medical or surgical tools. The systems can reduce the lengths of loose or hanging cables and define routes that preventing cross-over, looping and/or bunching of loose lengths of long cables.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100217114 - Magnetic resonance thermometry method: A method for reducing errors in the measurement of temperature by magnetic resonance, for use in magnetic resonance imaging-guided HIFU equipment, includes acquiring an MR phase image, as a reference image, before heating an area to be heated with the HIFU equipment; acquiring another MR phase image, as a heated... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100217112 - Pet-mri combination apparatus: Disclosed herein is a PET-MRI combination apparatus which can extend transaxial and axial fields of view (FOV) by transmitting an output signal from a photo sensor to the outside of an MRI bore using cable. The PET-MRI combination apparatus includes an MRI bore for capturing an MR image of an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100217111 - System, method and facility for reducing pediatric patient anxiety during medical diagnostic imaging procedures: A facility for performing a medical examination includes a room, a medical imaging system located in the room, and a plurality of elements installed on at least one of the room and the medical imaging system, the elements collectively creating a first theme that forms a physical environment at least... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100217115 - Temperature sensing within a patient during mr imaging: A tear-away sheath is provided for use in an invasive procedure for insertion of a conductive device into a patient while the insertion is guided using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and has a peripheral wall surrounding a hollow interior through which a conductive device can be inserted. At least one and... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100217117 - Method, system and devices for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (tips) procedures: The invention provides systems and methods for assisting/performing image-guided transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures in a portion of an anatomy of a patient, including a guide needle portion comprising a hollow tube having a bend toward its distal tip and a puncture needle portion that includes at least one... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217116 - System and method for visualizing heart morphology during electrophysiology mapping and treatment: Systems and methods for facilitating visual detection of one or more catheter tips in relation to the morphology of an anatomical structure—in real-time—are provided. The disclosed systems and methods are particularly useful for locating reference catheters relative to heart tissue using an automated navigation support that draws upon prominent image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217119 - Assessment of aortic heart valve to facilitate repair or replacement: Devices and methods for assessing the size, shape, and topography of vessel lumens and hollow portions of organs are described. The devices and methods are particularly adapted for determining the size, shape, topography, and compliance of the native heart valves to facilitate the later implantation of a prosthetic heart valve.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100217118 - Detection of electrical and mechanical cardio-vascular activities: The invention relates to the detection of electrical and mechanical cardio-vascular activities of a patient, especially to early decompensation detection of congestive heart failure patients (CHF). The device according to the invention comprises a transmitter for transmitting electromagnetic signals of a predefined frequency into the chest of the patient, a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217120 - Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods: This document discusses, among other things, fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods. One example illustrates a combined imagable fiducial locator and divot for receiving a positioning wand of an image-guided surgical (IGS) workstation. A further example is reflective such that it is locatable by a remote detector of an optical... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100217121 - Liquid injector, fluoroscopic imaging system, and computer program: A liquid injector acquires personal condition data originating from a patient, before executing injection of a medical liquid, and a function decision unit decides whether the patient has renal dysfunction based on the acquired personal condition data. Accordingly, such arrangement can be made that in the case where the patient... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100217122 - Syringe with rotatable element, infusion/aspiration system including the syringe, and associated methods,: A slip ring assembly for an injector is provided, where the injector includes a handle assembly coupled to a syringe barrel, and a plunger configured to rotate and slidably translate through a receptacle. The slip ring assembly includes a rotatable element disposed about the syringe barrel and configured to rotate... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100217123 - Methods and systems of managing ultrasonographic diagnosis: A method of monitoring ultrasonographic fetal organ screening. The method comprises receiving a plurality of ultrasonographic images captured by an ultrasonographic probe during an organ screening of a fetus, automatically identifying a group of ultrasonographic images, where each member of the group depicts one of a plurality of fetal scan... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100217125 - Ultrasonic diagnosis device and ultrasonic probe for use in ultrasonic diagnosis device: An ultrasonic probe includes a transducer for transmitting an ultrasonic wave and receiving the ultrasonic wave reflected by a tissue of a biological body; and a driving device for physically moving the transducer. For measuring the elasticity characteristic of the blood vessel by an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, the driving device... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100217126 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, method of displaying ultrasonic images and program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store echo data obtained by transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave to and from a subject, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing with different image processing parameters with respect to the echo data stored in the storage... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100217124 - Ultrasound imaging system and method using multiline acquisition with high frame rate: An ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe having an array of transducer elements (12) divided into a plurality of contiguous transmit sub-apertures (14 a,b,c,d,e). A plurality of transmitters coupled to the sub-apertures of the ultrasound transducer apply respective transmit signals to the sub-apertures at different frequencies and with delays... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217127 - Systems and methods for mechanical translation of full matrix array: An ultrasonic transducer assembly (10) for diagnostic imaging is provided. The ultrasonic transducer includes an elongated housing (12) that is configured and dimensioned to accommodate applicable anatomical constraints. The assembly includes a sensor assembly (20) that includes a two-dimensional matrix array of transducer elements (22) and a translation mechanism (32)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217128 - Medical diagnostic device user interface: A user interface for a hand held medical diagnostic scanner system, including a display screen and a control member adapted to sense first user control movements in at least one direction and to communicate this movement to software adapted to translate this movement into highlighting of an option indicator, or... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100217129 - Angiogenesis monitoring using in vivo hyperspectral radiometric imaging: This invention relates to the use of in-vivo hyperspectral imaging to monitor angiogenesis. Specifically, the invention provides systems and methods of obtaining hyperspectral images of a field of view comprising an area sought to be monitored.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100217130 - Device for the production of photographic images in the mouth region: The invention relates to a device for the standardized and reproducible measurement and/or photography of the head, or of head regions, particularly of the intraoral region, characterized in that said device comprises—a cranial support (1) for the patient's head, and—an adjustable and positionable camera holder (2) for a camera (5),... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100217131 - Multi-channel catheter tip: A tip assembly for a catheter includes a housing having a recess that receives an optical bench. The optical bench accommodates adjacent fibers, one of which is in optical communication with a first beam re-director. The first beam re-director is oriented to cause a beam incident thereon to travel in... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100217132 - Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen: An embodiment of an apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen is disclosed. The apparatus includes a locator assembly that has a distal end region configured to extend into an opening of the body lumen and to selectably engage at least a portion of the body lumen adjacent... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100217133 - Electrocardiogram derived apnoea/hypopnea index: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for determining the occurrence of apnoeas or hypopneas from ECG signal data alone. The method is carried out by apparatus configured to acquire ECG signals from a sleeping subject, transform the signals to data, and extract ECG features relevant to estimate breathing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100217135 - Method and system for interpreting hemodynamic data incorporating patient posture information: Systems and methods for improving hemodynamic data interpretation by accounting for the effects of patient posture is disclosed. In certain embodiments, a posture signal is acquired and used to categorize hemodynamic data according to posture to facilitate distinguishing posture-related changes in acquired hemodynamic data from those due to pathophysiologic changes.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100217134 - Method, a system and a computer program product for determining a beat-to beat stroke volume and/or a cardiac output: The invention relates to a method 10 for determining a beat-to-beat stroke volume 9a and/or a cardiac output 9b based on a measurement 2 of suitable arterial pressure data. At the step 4 a waveform of the arterial pressure pulse is assessed based on data obtained during the measurement of... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP

20100217136 - Medical devices: There is disclosed a medical device for implantation in a body comprising: one or more sensors for sensing a physiologically or clinically relevant parameter; and telemetric communications means for telemetrically transmitting data related to a parameter sensed by the one or more sensors to a remote device.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100217137 - Pulse wave detection device, device control device, and pulse wave detection method: A pulse wave detection device for detecting pulse wave data indicating a pulse wave of a user, the pulse wave detection device including: a pulse wave detection unit (1011) configured to detect, in time series, the pulse wave data indicating the pulse wave of the user; a pulse wave derivative... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100217138 - Recognizing awareness in an anesthetized subject: A method for recognizing awareness in a subject includes performing optical imaging on at least one cortical region of the brain of the subject. Optical imaging data are obtained over time measuring one or more hemodynamic parameters in the at least one cortical region of the subject's brain. An observed... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100217139 - Heart rate measurement: The invention relates to a monitoring device (105) for remotely monitoring a heartbeat of a subject, the monitoring device comprising a remote sensor (102) for receiving a monitored signal (103) indicative of a movement of the subject's thoracic wall (101) induced by the subject's heartbeat. In an embodiment of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100217140 - Method, apparatus and system for predicting electromechanical dissociation: A method of predicting onset of electromechanical dissociation in a heart of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises: extracting from the composite input signal an electrocardiac signal and determining electrical activity of the heart based on the electrocardiac signal; extracting from the composite input signal a radiofrequency signal and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100217141 - Methods and systems to correlate arrhythmic and ischemic events: Systems and methods for determining whether there is a correlation between arrhythmias and myocardial ischemic episodes are provided. An implantable system (e.g., a monitor, pacemaker or ICD) is used to monitor for arrhythmias and to monitor for myocardial ischemic episodes. When such events are detected by the implantable system, the... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100217142 - Method of determining training intensity: Method of determining the training intensity of a person (2), whereby time intervals RRi (13) between consecutive heartbeats are recorded whereupon from sequences of these time intervals RRi (13) a sequence of standardised intervals rri (14) is generated through mathematical modelling. From two consecutive standardised intervals rri (14) and rri+1... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100217144 - Diagnostic and predictive system and methodology using multiple parameter electrocardiography superscores: A plurality of ECG Superscore formulae, created from multiple parameter ECG measurements including those from advanced ECG techniques, can be optimized using additive multivariate statistical models or pattern recognition procedures, with the results compared against a large database of ECG measurements from individuals with known cardiac conditions and/or previous cardiac... Agent: The Law Office Of Hugh R. Kress PLLC

20100217143 - Technique for determining signal quality in a physiologic sensing system using high frequency sampling: A medical device for processing physiological signals such as electrocardiograms. The processing includes: sampling a physiologic signal in a first channel with a first sampling rate, simultaneously sampling the physiologic signal in a second channel with a higher sampling rate to thus generate pairs of sampling values, forming the difference... Agent: Arc Patents

20100217147 - electroencephalography monitoring device having a self-adaptive analog-to-digital converter: An EEG monitoring device, contains at least one electrode, a non-linear analog signal processor, a variable resolution analog-to-digital converter, a storage, and a power source. The non-linear analog signal processor receives a signal from the at least one electrode and determines whether the signal is within a significant category. The... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20100217146 - Method and system for sleep stage determination: A method and system for sleep stage determination is disclosed comprising: acquiring EEG data from two or more EEG electrodes of an electrode arrangement, wherein the EEG data is divided into one or more epochs; detecting graphoelements from the EEG data for each epoch using a graphoelement detector; calculating an... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100217145 - Method of processing multichannel and multivariate signals and method of classifying sources of multichannel and multivariate signals operating according to such processing method: A method of processing multichannel and multivariate signals as described hereinbefore, wherein the signals from each channel are subjected to a first processing step by a recirculation artificial neural network being trained to generate the recorded multichannel and multivariate signals; and a second processing step in which the weights of... Agent: Themis Law

20100217148 - Measuring fluid excreted from an organ: A device for measuring characteristics of fluid excreted from an organ of the human body, including electrodes; a power source; and a data processing system including a power regulation module and a measurement module. The electrodes are connected to the power source via the data processing system and are arranged... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100217149 - Automated diagnostic hearing test: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100217150 - Intercavernosal pressure measuring instrument and method: A user measures the intercavernosal pressure of a penis using an instrument held in one hand and axially pressing the instrument against a glans of a penis for a predetermined period. The instrument provides a visual readout indicating the intercavernosal pressure of the penis at the end of this period... Agent: Connors Associates

20100217151 - Methods and systems for performing submucosal medical procedures: Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include safe access needle injection instruments incorporating electrosurgical capability, a submucosal tunneling instrument, a submucosal dissection instrument, a mucosal resection device and submucosal biopsy system. Systems include a... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100217152 - Device for shielding a sharp tip of a cannula and method of using the same: A safety device for shielding a sharp tip of a tubular needle includes a shaft sized and shaped for being received into the passage of the tubular needle through a first end of the passage and extending to a second end of the passage. A shield is associated with the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100217153 - Device for shielding a sharp tip of a cannula and method of using the same: A safety device for shielding a sharp tip of a tubular needle includes a shaft sized and shaped for being received into the passage of the tubular needle through a first end of the passage and extending to a second end of the passage. A shield is associated with the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100217154 - Automated blood draw system: An automated blood draw system operates in conjunction with an arterial or venous line. The aspiration mechanism allows the rate of aspiration, volume of aspirate, and the time interval of aspiration to be predetermined. Blood can be collected in sequential collection vials for subsequent analysis of a given laboratory parameter,... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100217155 - Body fluid sampling constructions and techniques: A device operable to extract a sample of body fluid, the device including at least one skin-penetration member, an actuator, a controller, and a housing mounting the at least one skin-penetration member for extension from the device. Another device for extracting body fluid includes at least one skin-penetration member having... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100217156 - Sensing force during partial and total knee replacement surgery: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for measuring forces in the space of a knee during surgery. Such forces can be caused by tension in the ligaments of the knee. A femoral member is engaged with a distal femur. While the knee is flexed, partially extended, or fully extended, a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100217157 - Diagnosis system and method: A system and method for measuring and analyzing locomotion is provided. The system may include a gait analysis apparatus that is configured to provide multi-dimensional measurements of the gait of an individual as the individual traverses the apparatus. The multiple dimensions may include force, space, time, and frequency. The gait... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100217159 - Gait symmetry measurement and improvement: A gait-enhancing system and method of enhancing gait includes generating a reference signal having substantially equal durations between occurrences and providing the reference signal to a user. Contact between the feet of the user with a surface is received and occurrence of a trigger signal is generated in response to... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100217158 - Sudden infant death prevention clothing: A health sensing device is described for placement on a user. The device may include a sensor, a filter, and a transmitter. The sensor is configured to sense one or more factors relating to an indicator of a health related condition or occurrence. The filter is configured to evaluate a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

  
08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100210891 - Brachytherapy treatment device: Brachytherapy devices and methods that may allow high doses of radiation to be applied to areas in need of treatment, while reducing damage to healthy tissue that may be in the vicinity. The devices and methods may utilize an expansion device and a treatment device. The expansion device may include... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100210892 - Implants including spacers for use in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy that resist migration and rotation: A brachytherapy implant includes a plurality of protrusions to reduce a tendency of the implant to migrate and rotate within a patient's body after implantation. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to spacers that resist migration and rotation. This abstract is not intended to be a complete description of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100210893 - Apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plant, animal, and human tissue, organs, cells, and molecules: An apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plants, animals, and humans 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 target pathway structure; choosing a value of said at least one... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100210894 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) methods and apparatus: Method and devices are provided for treating subjects with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). According to some approaches, the methods and devices are configured for the treatment of ongoing seizures. Other approaches relate to the use of TMS as an antiepileptogenic or for use in determining preferential placement of intracranial probes.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100210895 - Guidable intravascular blood pump and related methods: An improved intravascular blood pump and related methods involving the broad inventive concept of equipping the intravascular blood pump with guiding features such that the intravascular blood pump can be selectively positioned at a predetermined location within the circulatory system of a patient.... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20100210896 - Tinnitus rehabilitation device and method: A tinnitus method and device for providing relief to a person suffering from the disturbing effects of tinnitus is described. The method can be implemented entirely in software to spectrally modify an audio signal in accordance with a predetermined masking algorithm which modifies the intensity of the audio signal at... Agent: Jones Day

20100210897 - Surgical implants and related methods and systems: Described are surgical implants, tools, systems, and related methods, useful for implantation of surgical implants, such as those used to treat pelvic conditions including incontinence.... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100210898 - Mammalian reproduction: The invention is designed to enhance mammalian reproduction and in particular to improve the use of existing artificial insemination catheters in combination with novel products and processes for the insemination of mammals such as pigs. The invention comprises a controlled/sustained release delivery system comprising a metabolite/carrier combination based on specific... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100210899 - Method for percutaneous lateral access to the left ventricle for treatment of mitral insufficiency by papillary muscle alignment: This invention relates to devices and methods for the therapeutic changing of the geometry of the left ventricle of the human heart. Specifically, the invention relates to the left-ventricular lateral wall introduction of an anchoring device to align the papillary muscles.... Agent: Juneau Partners

20100210900 - Propellable apparatus and related methods: Propellable apparatus, assemblies and related methods including a self-enclosed member are disclosed. The self-enclosed member can include an inner surface at least partially defining an enclosed region, and an outer surface that turns outwardly to engage a cavity or lumen wall in addition to turning inward to at least partially... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100210901 - Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitis and other disorders of the ears, nose and/or throat: Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100210903 - Capsule medical device and capsule medical system: Radiation is captured without fail, and a sharp image of a region where radiation is generated is acquired. A capsule medical device (3) includes an excitation light source (7) that generates excitation light for irradiating an inner wall (4) of a body cavity, a CCD (9), having variable sensitivity, that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100210904 - Compact fluorescence endoscopy video system: A fluorescence endoscopy video system includes a multimode light source that produces light for color and fluorescence imaging modes. Light from the light source is transmitted through an endoscope to the tissue under observation. The system also includes a compact camera for color and fluorescence imaging. Images obtained through the... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100210902 - Virtual penetrating mirror device and method for visualizing virtual objects in endoscopic applications: A virtual penetrating mirror device for visualizing virtual objects in endoscopic applications, having an interactive virtual mirror (1), a 3D or 4D medical image of a patient's anatomy (52), a displaying device (21), a display of displaying device (22), a tracking system (4) and a tracked endoscopic camera (2), is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100210905 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an elongated insertion portion inserted into a lumen, an operation portion coupled with a proximal end portion of the insertion portion, and an imaging unit which is arranged in a distal end portion of the insertion portion and which is configured to acquire an endoscopic image. The... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100210906 - Catheter introducer system for exploration of body cavities: A catheter introducer system for endoscopy is disclosed which includes a steering section and a propulsion section located near the end of the catheter that is introduced in a body cavity, and a non-collapsible sheath defining a working channel, disposed inside the catheter, extending substantially from the proximate to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100210907 - Intubation tube: An interventional aid for medical interventions, including a tube body with a tube jacket which permits intubation and which, while leaving a lumen to permit ventilation, includes a functional aid for performing an interventional function. The functional aid includes an orientation mechanism orienting the tube body during the medical intervention.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100210908 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes a bending section for bending a bending portion, a manipulating section for operating the bending portion to bend the bending portion, a drive section for bending the bending portion with the bending section, a brake instruction section and a brake release instruction section, and a bend amount... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100210909 - Tube assembly for an endoscope: The invention relates to a tube assembly for an endoscope comprising a disposable tube that surrounds a working channel and preferably also a flushing channel and fixing means for fixing the disposable tube to the endoscope. Said fixing means have a fixing unit which is used to fix the disposable... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100210911 - Light guide, light source apparatus and endoscope system: A large diameter fiber is composed of a multimode optical fiber and provided with a fiber body having a constant diameter in an optical axis direction XA and a tapered section tapered in diameter toward a light exit surface. An adhesive member attaches the large diameter fiber inside a retaining... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100210910 - Light-guide, light source apparatus and endoscope system: When light 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 amount distribution in a diameter direction. When light enters a second small diameter fiber at an incident angle of 12°, exit light from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100210912 - Access port with suture management system including flapper with inserts: An access port provides passage into a subject's body. This access port generally includes a housing and a suture management system. The housing defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal passage. The longitudinal passage is adapted to allow passage of a plurality of sutures through the housing. The suture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100210913 - Disposable padding for a self-retaining retraction device: A disposable cover for a retractor of a self-retaining retractor system has an elastic sheath that can be easily placed and removed by elastically engaging the blade and a disposable pad attached on the elastic sheath. The elastic sheath can be an open cylinder (band shaped) or closed at one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100210914 - Circular surgical retractor: A wound retractor for retracting a surgical incision includes an inner ring, an outer ring and a distensible sleeve coupled to the inner and outer rings. The outer ring includes at least a pair of circular tubes coupled to each other. At least one of the circular tubes includes a... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100210916 - Surgical instruments for accessing and stabilizing a localized portion of a beating heart: Surgical devices for stabilizing the heart are disclosed which facilitate anastomosis under beating heart conditions. Various instruments or devices may be maneuvered and secured on a retractor device to provide stabilization of the heart. An instrument mount is provided which is preferably configured to accept a surgical instrument, such as... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP Suite 200,

20100210915 - Surgical lift device to assist in surgical access through skin, tissue and organs: A surgical lift device includes a suction member for detachably contacting an external skin surface of a human body wall and holding the external skin surface by application of negative pressure between the suction member and the external skin surface. The suction member has a gripping force sufficient to permit... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100210917 - Means of direct visualization through a curved approach path: A coupled pair of retractors which are coupled at the distal end to allow the handles at the proximal end to be urged apart to increase the distance between handles to allow for direct line of sight to the surgical site while also allowing the use of curved tools and... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100210918 - Task light: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a treatment light comprising a support member having at least two light source support portions: each support portion adapted to be operatively connected a light source; each light source comprising one or more LEDs, particularly a plurality of LEDs associated with a... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100210919 - Method and apparatus for monitoring predetermined parameters in a body: A method and apparatus for monitoring a predetermined parameter of interest in a body, includes: applying to the body a sensor including an acoustical transmitter and an acoustical receiver spaced from the transmitter to define between them an acoustical transmission channel which includes a part of the body exhibiting the... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100210923 - Deployable sensor platform on the lead system of an implantable device: Systems and methods for deploying a sensor assembly onto a cardiac lead are disclosed. The sensor assembly can include a resilient cuff having one or more sensor modules for sensing physiological parameters within the body. The resilient cuff may have a substantially cylindrical shape having an inner diameter that is... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100210924 - Disposable oximeter device: A device includes a pliable membrane, a sensor module and a communication module. The pliable membrane includes a semi-rigid structural member. The membrane is configured to conform to a tissue surface. The structural member is configured to retain the membrane in a particular shape corresponding to the tissue surface. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100210922 - Implantable sound generator and system and method for the detection and analysis of processes and conditions: Implantable sound generator for generating sound from movements and/or forces and/or pressure in the human or animal body, for the detection of physiologic and/or non-physiologic and/or pathologic processes in interaction with an acoustic receiver unit. The sound generator consists of a bio-degradable material and has a miniaturised configuration. The sound... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20100210921 - Scale-type nonconstrained health condition evaluating apparatus and method: A scale-type nonconstrained health condition evaluating apparatus includes a load cell sensor for sensing a ballistocardiogram signal and a weight signal from a measured person, an electrocardiogram sensor for sensing an electrocardiogram signal from the measured person, and a signal processor for calculating at least one of the heart rate,... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm

20100210920 - Wireless medical monitoring system: An operator-controllable medical monitoring system including at least one medical sensor that is adapted to monitor at least one patient characteristic, a plurality of medical monitors, each including a monitor wireless transceiver and a medical information display and a patient companion assembly including a patient companion assembly wireless transceiver and... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20100210926 - Apparatus and method for detecting at least one vital parameter of a person; vital parameter detection system: What is described is an apparatus for detecting at least one vital parameter of a person, including: an optoelectronic sensor arrangement for detecting the at least one vital parameter by means of light transmission or light remission, the optoelectronic sensor arrangement including a light source and a light-sensitive element, wherein... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100210925 - Optical apparatus for measuring a physiological property of a body part and method therefore: An optical measurement apparatus comprises an optical system (100). The optical system (100) includes a source (102) and a detector (112). The source, when in use, emits a probe beam (116) and the optical system is arranged to direct the probe beam (116) to a location to be measured (114).... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100210927 - Means and methods for cytometric therapies: A functionalized tip is incorporated into catheters for the cytometric delivery of cells into the brain and other body parts. For use in the brain, the tip forms part of a neurosurgical probe having a proximal end and a distal end. In addition to the functionalized tip, the probe has... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100210930 - Physiological blood gas detection apparatus and method: The present disclosure is directed to methods and physiological sensing devices for determining blood gas concentrations in a human or animal subject. Such devices may further detect and measure the subject's heart rate.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100210929 - Portable st02 spectrometer: Devices, systems, and methods for measuring tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) within the body are disclosed. A patient interface for use with a tissue measurement instrument can include a spring clip having a first arm and a second arm, a spring configured to bias the first and second arms together, and... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100210928 - Pulse oximeter with changeable structure: A pulse oximeter with changeable structure includes a first housing, having a light emitting element and a light receiving element mounted therein, and a second housing, electrically connected to the first housing, wherein the circuit needed by the pulse oximeter is distributed into the first and the second housings, and... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20100210931 - Method for performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of wounds using spatially structured illumination: A method of noncontact imaging for performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of wounds includes the step of performing structured illumination of surface and subsurface tissue by both diffuse optical tomography and rapid, wide-field quantitative mapping of tissue optical properties within a single measurement platform. Structured illumination of a skin flap... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100210933 - Blood glucose measurement device: A blood glucose measuring system comprising: a computer mouse that transmits data to an associated computer; a LED display residing on the computer mouse; a blood glucose strip receiver residing on the computer mouse; a blood glucose measurement mechanism; and software residing on the associated computer which receives blood glucose... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20100210932 - Method of analyzing an analyte: A method of using a diffusion-based, continuous-monitoring system to analyze an analyte includes creating at least one diffusion channel in an area of skin. The diffusion channel is maintained for a desired duration. The levels of the analyte are continuously monitored for the desired duration via a diffusion-based, continuous-monitoring device.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100210934 - Intravenous catheter insertion and blood sample devices and method of use: Devices and methods for guidewire assisted placement of catheters into blood vessels are described. Some of the devices and methods relate to automated or partially automated or assisted insertion and placement of an intravenous catheter into a vein or artery of a patient. Other of the devices are blood draw... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100210935 - Chin adhesive and method for use: The current invention is an apparatus that comfortably fits on an individual's chin and holds electrodes in place.... Agent: Karr Tuttle Campbell Attn: Priya Sinha Cloutier

20100210936 - Apparatus and method to convey a fluid: An apparatus includes a fluid path, a coupling, and a nozzle. The fluid path is to carry a fluid including one or more microparticles. The coupling is located in the fluid path. The nozzle is located in the fluid path to move the fluid through a stagnant region located near... Agent: Viksnins Harris & Padys Pllp

20100210937 - Endoscopic biopsy apparatus, system and method: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, method and system for determining a position on or in a biological tissue can be provided. For example, using such exemplary embodiment, it is possible to control the focus of an optical imaging probe. In another exemplary embodiment, it is possible to implement a marking apparatus... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100210939 - Method and apparatus for surgical navigation: Disclosed is a surgical navigation system for tracking an instrument relative to a patient. The system can track a portion of the patient, an instrument, and/or both relative to image data, a coordinate system, an atlas, a morphed atlas, or combinations thereof. The system can include a tracking device on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100210938 - Navigation system for cardiac therapies: An image guided navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of a patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the instrument in a region of the patient.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100210940 - Ct-guided focused ultrasound for stroke treatment: Techniques and systems are disclosed for performing mechanical ablation of blood clots using low-intensity ultrasound. A system includes a computed tomography (CT) scanner to acquire axial scans of a target subject containing at least one intravascular blood clot, and generate volumetric CT data of the target subject based on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100210941 - Auto examination system for intervertebral discs: Disclosed is an auto examination system for intervertebral discs which injects a contrast material into a human intervertebral disc at a regular velocity through a needle and then measures internal pressure of the intervertebral disc from the outside, and uses data, obtained by synchronizing the measured pressure data and a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100210942 - System and method for ultrasound analysis of biological structures: Ultrasound systems and methods for detecting features of biological tissue, including fracture detection in bone tumor detection are described. Systems and methods may employ low transient pulse technology. Methods employ detection and analysis of behavioral patterns of different signal parameters such as flight time, maximum amplitude, phase angle, and correlation... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100210943 - Systems and methods for echoperiodontal imaging: Disclosed are various embodiments for echoperiodontal imaging. In one embodiment, a system includes a transducer configured to transmit a series of ultrasonic signals at a plurality of corresponding locations along a jaw and receive a plurality of echo signals; and an imaging system controller configured to obtain a plurality of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100210946 - Blood vessel ultrasonic image measuring method: A blood vessel ultrasonic image measuring method capable of facilitating the positioning of an ultrasonic probe and acquiring sufficient positioning accuracy is provided. Because of inclusion of an around-X-axis positioning step of causing a multiaxis driving device 26 to position an ultrasonic probe such that distances from respective ultrasonic array... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100210945 - System for cardiac ultrasound image acquisition: An ultrasound image acquisition device initiates acquisition of anatomical images of a portion of patient anatomy in response to a heart rate related synchronization signal. The ultrasound image acquisition device includes multiple ultrasound transducers for generating sound waves. The ultrasound transducers are arranged in different transducer groups oriented to enable... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100210944 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and reception focusing processing method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus realizes reception focusing processing of performing high-accuracy phase-matching and addition on complex baseband signals by using more continuous amounts of delay than those in conventional reception focusing processing. The apparatus includes: a signal processing unit for generating a complex baseband signal based on a reception signal... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100210948 - Ultrasonograph: Provided is an ultrasonograph that can automatically optimize the sweep rate of Doppler images and M-mode images according to the heart rate of a test subject, without the need for an operator to perform a troublesome operation. The ultrasonograph is provided with a means for sending an ultrasonic beam into... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100210947 - Vascular flow sensor with acoustic coupling detector: A vascular flow sensor assembly includes an ultrasound transducer (1-5) which is attached to the body by an adhesive or mechanical substrate to create acoustic coupling between the ultrasound transducer and the body. The assembly includes a force sensor (150) responsive to the attachment force which produces a signal representative... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100210950 - Opto-electrical ultrasound sensor and system: An opto-electrical ultrasound sensor, preferably for the use in medical diagnostics, comprising at least one light source (2),a photo detector (3) illuminated by the light source (2) and capable of producing an electrical signal indicative of the intensity of the light incident on the photo detector(3), and an optical ultrasound... Agent: Radlo & Su LLP

20100210949 - Ultrasonic transmitter/receiver device, ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasonic transmitter/receiver device comprises a transmission section which transmits ultrasonic waves generated by a piezoelectric element when a transmission signal is inputted, a reception section which is superposed directly or indirectly on the transmission section and outputs a reception signal generated by a piezoelectric element when ultrasonic waves are... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100210952 - Optical inspection device, electromagnetic wave detection method, electromagnetic wave detection device, organism observation method, microscope, endoscope, and optical tomographic image generation device: An optical inspection device 1, comprising a light generation means 2, a light irradiation means 3 irradiating an object to be inspected 4 with light generated from the light generation means 2 and a photodetection means 6 photoelectrically converting signal light obtained from the object to be inspected 4 through... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100210951 - Optical system for imaging of tissue lesions: The present disclosure, according to one embodiment, relates to an optical device for direct visualization, imaging, and spectroscopic measurements of tissue abnormalities at various anatomical sites. Such sites include, but are not limited to, the oral cavity, the cervix, and the skin. In one embodiment, the device comprises: a frame;... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p

20100210953 - System and method for heart and activity monitoring: A system and method determining physiological status of a patient. A determination is made whether the patient is sleeping. The amplitude and change in voltage over time of any intramyocardial electrogram is measured for a right ventricle and a left ventricle of a heart of the patient for a predefined... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100210954 - System and method for detecting artifactual hemodynamic waveform data: A system and method for cardiovascular analysis includes an implantable medical device capable of generating hemodynamic pressure waveform data based upon sensed pressure. Hemodynamic waveform data is analyzed to identify artifactual data represented in the hemodynamic waveform.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100210955 - Device for treatment of aneurysm: In a method, system and device for treating aneurysm a member is placed around the aneurysm, the aneurysm can be treated and monitored. The member can comprise a sensor placed in relation to a wall portion of the aneurysm for generating a signal corresponding to a parameter related to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100210956 - Apparatus and method for sensing radial arterial pulses for noninvasive and continuous measurement of blood pressure and arterial elasticity: Provided is a radial arterial pulse sensing apparatus for noninvasive and continuous measurement of blood pressure and arterial elasticity. The apparatus includes two pressure sensor for detecting radial arterial pulses, two cuffs that are disposed under the respective pressure sensors and expandable by application of external pressure, a motor unit... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm

20100210957 - Blood pressure measurement device and control method of the same: This invention provides a user with information by which the reliability of a measured blood pressure value can be determined. A blood pressure measurement device includes a cuff which presses a blood pressure measurement portion, a pressure control means for pressurizing or depressurizing the interior of the cuff, a pressure... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100210958 - System, method and device for monitoring the condition of an internal organ: A system, method and device for monitoring the condition of an internal organ, such as a brain, by providing an internal electrode. The internal electrode is operatively connected to at least one surface, external, electrode, and a system handler. A signal is generated between the electrodes such that the electrical... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

20100210959 - Portable electrocardiograph set: A portable electrocardiograph set includes an electrocardiograph body provided with an electrocardiogram monitoring circuit, a lead part having two or more cables with respective clips for connecting external electrodes to the electrocardiogram monitoring circuit, and a containing member for containing and carrying the electrocardiograph body and the lead part. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100210960 - Pacing schemes for revealing t-wave alternans (twa) at low to moderate heart rates: Implantable systems that can monitor myocardial electrical stability, and methods for use therewith, are provided. Also provided are novel pacing sequences that are used in such monitoring. Such pacing sequences are designed to reveal alternans at low to moderate heart rates.... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100210961 - Systems and methods for graphic display of st-segment deviation: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations. A receiver acquires, from a plurality of leads, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals that each includes an ST-segment. A processor processes the ECG signals to determine baseline and current ST-segment deviations relative to an isoelectric value. A display... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100210962 - Respiratory signal detection and time domain signal processing method and system: A respiratory signal detection and time domain signal processing method and system classifies respiratory phases and determines respiratory time data useful in respiratory health determinations. The method and system analyze respiratory signals collected at multiple detection points at least one of which ensures that respiratory phases can be properly classified.... Agent: Scot Reader

20100210964 - Implantable seizure monitor: An implantable seizure monitor can include at least one sensing electrode and an electronics module configured to detect, record and/or log neurological events. For example, the electronics module can be configured to detect brainwaves indicative of seizures, such as, for example, epileptic seizures, and to create a log indicating when... Agent: Law Offices Of Edward B. Weller

20100210963 - Method for assessing anesthetization: An evaluation of consciousness during the application of anesthetic evaluates causal propagation of neural activity in response to a localized stimulus, for example, by transcranial magnetic stimulation. A longer duration of invoked activity and a greater spatial dispersion of the invoked activity or greater complexity are matched to greater wakefulness... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100210965 - Apparatus and method for the detection of neuromuscular signals:

20100210966 - Firing system for biopsy device: A biopsy system for harvesting tissue samples from a suspect tissue mass in a body of a living being, e.g. in per-cutaneous aspiration biopsy, comprises a hollow needle (50) and a sample-receiving device (52), which is movable in the hollow needle. A first user-operable firing mechanism (110) is provided for... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100210967 - Surgical kits and methods: A kit for implantation of material into a body, a kit for extraction of tissue from a body and a tissue transplantation kit. A method for implanting material into a body, a method for extracting tissue from a body and a method for transplanting tissue into a body.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100210968 - Frictional trans-epithelial tissue disruption and collection apparatus and method of inducing and/or augmenting an immune response: The invention relates to trans-epithelial frictionally abrasive tissue sampling devices for performing biopsies and methods of inducing an immune response against a pathogen, wherein epithelial cells containing the pathogen are disrupted with the frictionally abrasive tissue sampling device to introduce the pathogen into the bloodstream of a patient.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100210969 - Urine measuring vessel and hose connection: A hose connection for an arrangement for collection of liquid from a patient is disclosed which connection comprises a first tubular member (1) to be in fluid connection with the patient and having one or more protrusions (3) arranged on an outer surface, and an outlet (2), and further comprises... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100210970 - Piercing device, blood inspection device, and piercing method: A piercing device, a blood inspection device, and a piercing method that facilitate timing management for piercing. The piercing device has a housing (22), a laser emission device (26) being piercing means provided in the housing (22), a holding section (25) provided facing the laser emission device (26), negative pressure... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100210971 - Method and system for real time characterization of soft materials and biological tissues based on nonlinear properties: Method and system for real time characterization of soft materials and biological tissues based on nonlinear properties with application in biological tissues diagnostics, robotic assisted surgery, tele-surgery, robotics and minimally invasive surgery is provided.... Agent: Ali Shabram

20100210972 - Methods and devices for quantitative analysis of bone and cartilage defects: A method for measuring cartilage defects within a subject includes surgically exposing a joint or cartilage surface. The exposed joint or cartilage surface having at least one defect, and the method may generating a cast of the at least one defect. The method may also include measuring a parameter of... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100210973 - Medical pressure measuring device: A medical pressure measuring device placed upon a patient's foot for accurately measuring pounds pressure as the patient stands and ambulates includes a flexible wrap having hook and loop fastening connections, a flat load cell sensor on the wrap bottom interconnected to a readily and easily viewable digital display for... Agent: The Inventors Network, Inc.

20100210974 - Automatic discrimination of dynamic behaviour: There is a distributive sensing technology that can discriminate between the causes of dynamic disturbances. The system applies sensing elements within a sensing medium, and the medium couples the dynamic disturbance and the sensors. By interpreting the responses of the medium, the nature of the disturbance can be discriminated in... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100210975 - Multi-state performance monitoring system: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for monitoring performance of a variety of activities, preferably including swimming, in a number of states. The invention may comprise an analytics application, a primary device and, optionally, one or more secondary devices or third-party devices for sensing characteristics of the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

  
08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100204534 - Flexible multi-lumen brachytherapy device: A flexible, multi-lumen brachytherapy device includes a plurality of loose lumens extend through a hub towards a single point of attachment at a distal rigid section. Because the lumens are attached at only a single distal location, the lumens are free to move axially and rotatably, thereby increasing the overall... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100204535 - System and method for modifying a flexibility of a brachythereapy catheter: A flexible, multi-lumen brachytherapy device includes a plurality of loose lumens extend through a hub towards a single point of attachment at a distal rigid section. Because the lumens are attached at only a single distal location, the lumens are free to move axially and rotatably, thereby increasing the overall... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100204537 - Brachytherapy apparatus and methods for using them: Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. The elongate members are movable between collapsed and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100204536 - Brachytherapy device having an alignment and seal adaptor: A brachytherapy device for treating tissue within a cavity of a body. The device may include a first set of tubes configured to be inserted into the cavity through an opening at the surface of the body. Each of the tubes may have an external end and an interior channel... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100204538 - 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

20100204539 - Pulsatile blood pump: There is provided a pulsatile blood pump (10) for implantation into a patient. The pulsatile blood pump comprises a substantially tubular body (12) a flexible membrane (14) and a port (16). The substantially tubular body is for replacing a resected portion of a blood vessel of the patient. The substantially... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100204541 - Devices for initiating positive thinking: A device for initiating positive thoughts in an individual wherein the positive thought is not an implanted post-hypnotic suggestion. The device comprises housing for an energy source and an electronic circuit connected to an energy source affixed within the housing. The electronic circuit has an alerting means and a means... Agent: Judith Balian

20100204540 - Method and apparatus for environmental setting and information for environmental setting: A space is set substantially in a tropical rain forest type environment to activate a human's essential brain region and realize an environment suitable for the human's brain by arranging a device for setting the tropical rain forest type environment based on characteristics of activating human's essential brain region responsive... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100204543 - Apparatus for lengthening the penis: Apparatus for lengthening the penis, said apparatus designed to support itself on the user's pelvis and comprising a substantially ring-shaped base element, wherefrom extend a pair of telescopic arms which join at the opposite end thereof to a bridge element having means of fastening to the penis, said arms articulated... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP

20100204542 - Male member accessory: A penis accessory (2) for enlarging the effective male sex apparatus, the accessory (2) mountable to the penis (14) of a male for augmenting the penile size and/or penile shape and/or enhancing sexual performance of the male wearer, the accessory (2) including (i) a first part (10) having a head... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100204544 - Endoscope apparatus and method of setting the same: A processor includes a comparison section for comparing an output (dimming signal) of a dimmer circuit and a predetermined reference value, a setting section for setting a gain of an AGC, a shutter control parameter (charge storage time) in an electronic shutter control section, and an opening area of a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100204545 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system of the invention includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion, a distal end portion provided on a distal end side of the insertion portion, and a bending portion which is capable of changing a position and an orientation of the distal end portion; a position detecting section... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100204546 - Semi disposable endoscope: A disposable endoscope body having an enclosure in its distal end for a non-disposable element, such as a video camera head. Because of its complexity and sensitivity, the camera head is non-disposable and cannot be sterilized. The camera head is sealed in the endoscope body, such that it does not... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100204547 - Endoscope bending control apparatus and endoscope system: An endoscope bending control apparatus includes: an image feature value calculating section for calculating, based on an endoscopic image, an image feature value related to a luminal dark part; a bending control section for performing bending control on a bending portion in either one of a first bending operation mode... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100204548 - instrument access device: An instrument access device comprises first, second and third instrument seals for sealing around instruments extended through the device. The seals have respective connector sleeves. Each sleeve connects a base to one of the instrument seals. The device also comprises two insufflation/desufflation ports. Each of the ports comprises a connector... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100204549 - Expandable port for accessing a bodily opening: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for accessing a bodily opening. One embodiment of a medical device generally includes a flexible sheath and an expandable member. The flexible sheath has a length suitable for forming the pathway along a longitudinal axis. The expandable member is connected to a distal... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100204552 - Apparatus for monitoring biological information: An apparatus for monitoring biological information is provided. The apparatus includes a detection part configured to detect a signal indicative of the biological information of a subject and a judging part configured to judge the biological information to identify an attribute of the biological information. The apparatus further includes a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100204550 - Apparatus, system and method for chronic disease monitoring: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a person suffering from a chronic medical condition predicts and assesses physiological changes which could affect the care of that subject. Examples of such chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes. Monitoring includes... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100204551 - Detection, prevention and treatment of infections in implantable devices: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (400) to detect a presence of bacteria or other infecting organism in proximity to an implanted device. The system (400) comprises one or more biological sensors (412, 414, 416, 418) a processing unit (420), and a screen (422). Biological sensors (412,... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100204553 - Arterial flashback confirmation chamber: The present invention relates to an arterial flashback confirmation chamber. Generally, the confirmation chamber is used with a vascular access device to allow an operator to see active arterial flashback confirmation for a period of time that is long enough to permit the operator to properly place the cannula of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100204554 - Electrochemical analyte sensor: An electrochemical analyte sensor formed using conductive traces on a substrate can be used for determining and/or monitoring a level of analyte in in vitro or in vivo analyte-containing fluids. For example, an implantable sensor may be used for the continuous or automatic monitoring of a level of an analyte,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100204555 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices, that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices comprise a unique microarchitectural arrangement... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204556 - Physiological parameter sensors: A blood gas concentration sensor includes a first housing at least partially defining a first chamber containing a first electrolyte, a first electrode in the first chamber, and a second electrode in the first chamber and substantially parallel to the first electrode. The first housing includes a gas permeable material.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204558 - Blood glucose monitoring kit: A blood glucose monitoring kit includes a case constructed in the form of a bi-fold wallet which comprises an upper flap and a lower flap that are connected together through a fold. The case includes an outer layer constructed out of a water resistant and soft fabric and an inner... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100204559 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices, that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices comprise a unique microarchitectural arrangement... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100204557 - Multi-function analyte test device and methods therefor: Methods, device and systems including receiving a request for a therapy profile for treating a medical condition, determining using a processor a plurality of therapy profile parameters, assigning a weighted value to each therapy profile parameter based on a hierarchy determined by the medical condition, querying a database to identify... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100204560 - Low profile electrode assembly: A tissue electrode assembly includes a membrane configured to form an expandable, conformable body that is deployable in a patient. The assembly further includes a flexible circuit positioned on a surface of the membrane and comprising at least one base substrate layer, at least one insulating layer and at least... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100204562 - Calibration procedure for the relative position of a table and c-arm on a medical imaging system: A method of calibrating a mechanical model of behaviour and movement of an interventional radiology table by moving the table over at least one degree of freedom, acquiring at least one set of images corresponding to different positions of the table and C-arm, obtaining at least one set of images... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100204561 - Imaging catheters having irrigation: Imaging catheters having irrigation capabilities are described herein. Generally, the device may include a first inner membrane which is sealed and serves to position the device within or relative to a lumen. This balloon structure, when filled with fluid, expands and is engaged in direct contact with the tissue. A... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100204563 - System and method for correcting attenuation in hybrid medical imaging: A hybrid medical imaging system comprises a nuclear medicine imaging subsystem for capturing an image of a target region of a subject, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) subsystem for capturing an MRI image of the target region based on at least one MRI parameter and processing structure communicating with the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20100204564 - Accuport locator: To avoid exposing medical personnel to frequent radiation during patient treatment, a radiopaque indicator is used to locate catheters or similar subcutaneous ports and devices. An attached extension rod allows the medical personnel to remain farther outside a fluoroscope's radiated area, but still manipulate the indicator. Because it is radiopaque,... Agent: Warren Norred

20100204566 - Medical device guiding system, medical device guiding method, and method for creating look-up table to be used in medical device guiding system: The accurate position detection without being affected by an unnecessary second magnetic field can be realized by calculating the unnecessary second magnetic field induced and generated at positions of magnetic field sensors by a guiding coil arranged around the position detection area of the medical device due to an action... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100204565 - Microdialysis catheter and a method of making a microdialysis catheter: The invention relates to a microdialysis catheter comprising a multilumen tube (10) and a membrane (11), said tube exhibiting at least two longitudinally arranged inner channels (13,14), said channels extending from a proximal (20) end of the tube to the distal end (21) of the tube, whereat through-holes (12,15) are... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100204569 - System for placement of a catheter including a signal-generating stylet: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor unit for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a field produced... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100204568 - Ultrasound-guided delivery of a therapy delivery device to a nerve target: A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a sympathetic nerve chain target of a subject includes: (a) selecting a sympathetic nerve chain target; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an ultrasound image of anatomical structures relevant to the sympathetic nerve chain target; (c) determining an implantation pathway based... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100204567 - Ultrasound-guided delivery of a therapy delivery device to a phrenic nerve: A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a phrenic nerve of a subject includes: (a) selecting a target portion of the phrenic nerve; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an ultrasound image of anatomical structures relevant to the target portion; (c) determining an implantation pathway based on the... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100204570 - Anchor markers: The invention is directed to an anchor marker that is secured to adjacent tissue in order to prevent or minimize displacement of the marker and a method of delivering such a marker to a patient's body cavity such as a cavity in a patient's breast after a biopsy or lumpectomy.... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100204571 - Method for performing a procedure according to a biometric image: A method for performing a procedure on a patient, includes obtaining a biometric image representative of the patient and performing the procedure on the patient in accordance with the biometric image. The patient has an iris and the biometric image comprises an iris biometric image and the procedure comprises a... Agent: Mdip LLC

20100204572 - Devices, systems and methods for determination of parameters for a procedure, for estimation of cardiopulmonary function and for fluid delivery: A method of determining at least one parameter for an imaging procedure including the injection of a contrast enhancement fluid which includes a contrast enhancing agent, includes: substituting into a model discrete point data determined from at least one contrast time enhancement curve measured using an imaging system for a... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100204573 - Fluid path set providing gravity flow prevention: A fluid path set for delivery of an injection fluid includes a flexible tube. The flexible tube has a first end and a second end and a length defined between the first and second ends when the flexible tube is straightened. The flexible tube has a longitudinal axis extending along... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100204574 - System and method for multiple injection procedures on heart vessels: An angiographic injector system and a method of controllably delivering medical fluid to a patient from an angiographic injector system are disclosed. A multiple processor control system is used to actively control the injection process and to monitor sensed functions of the system. The multiple processors provide dual redundancy safety... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100204575 - Method and system for enhancing accuracy in ultrasonic alignment: A method for short range alignment using ultrasonic sensing is provided. The method includes shaping an ultrasonic pulse on a first device to produce a pulse shaped signal and transmitting the pulse shaped signal from the first device to a second device, receiving the pulse shaped signal and determining an... Agent: Marc Boillot

20100204577 - Systems and methods for performing acoustic hemostasis of deep bleeding trauma in limbs: An inflatable cuff having integrated ultrasound transducers is used to effect hemostasis of deep bleeding wounds in limbs. The cuff includes a chamber defined by a bladder or a series of dams into which a fluid may be introduced and pressurized. The pressure of the fluid stops or slows bleeding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204576 - Ultrasound cardiac stimulator:

20100204578 - Support arm for ultrasound scanning: A transducer connects with a support arm. The support arm supports only some of the weight, even in a locked state. By only supporting a portion or less than all of the weight, the support arm allows downward movement or pressure, but less than the pressure applied without any resistance... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100204581 - Systems and methods for determining organ wall mass by three-dimensional ultrasound: An ultrasound system and method to measure an organ wall weight and mass. When the organ is a bladder, a bladder weight (UEBW) is determined using three-dimensional ultrasound imaging that is acquired using a hand-held or machine controlled ultrasound transceiver. The infravesical region of the bladder is delineated on this... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100204579 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has an ultrasonic probe, a control unit, a basic image generating unit, a differential image generating unit, and a composite image generating unit. The control unit controls the ultrasonic probe so as to sequentially perform, every scanning line of scanning lines in a scanning region, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100204580 - Ultrasound breast screening device: An ultrasound breast imaging assembly includes first and second compression plates angled with respect to one another, a breast compression area defined between the first and second compression plates, at least one pivot assembly, and an ultrasound probe. The pivot assembly allows relative motion between the first and second compression... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100204582 - Multidimensional, multilayer ultrasound transducer probe for medical ultrasound imaging: By using larger segments for transmit than receive in ultrasound imaging, the number of transmit beamformer channels relative to receive beamformer channels is reduced. The space and power requirements of the transmit beamformer channels are reduced, assisting in placement within a transducer probe. The larger segments for transmit are obtained... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100204583 - Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic imaging apparatus and fabricating method thereof: An ultrasonic probe, an ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a fabricating method thereof are provided. The ultrasonic probe includes a rear block, a flexible printed circuit board having wiring patterns formed thereon, a piezoelectric wafer, a ground electrode plate, an acoustic matching layer, an acoustic lens, and a plurality of slots.... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20100204584 - Method and apparatus for ocular surface imaging: The invention provides apparatuses and methods for detecting corneal surface defects. The methods and/or an apparatus of the invention can be used to detect corneal surface diseases, such as dry eye.... Agent: Alcon

20100204585 - System for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection: A system for heart performance characterization receives an electrical signal indicating heart electrical activity of a patient over a heart beat cycle. The electrical signal is acquired at a particular anatomical location. A gating signal generator generates a gating signal for use in identifying a particular portion of the heart... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100204586 - Detecting sleep disorders using heart activity: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for detecting the existence of a sleep disorder in an individual using heart activity. In one aspect, machine-implemented methods include the actions of analyzing a machine-readable heart rate series of a monitored individual in the time domain using one or more digital data... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100204587 - Wavelength division sensing method and apparatus for doppler radar vital sign monitoring and mechanical vibration monitoring: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a radar system incorporating multiple carrier wavelengths. A multi-carrier radar method and system according to the present invention can be used to realize sensing of complex pattern vibrations using a wavelength division sensing technique.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100204591 - Calculating cardiovascular parameters: Methods for measuring a cardiovascular parameter in a subject regardless of whether the subject is experiencing normal hemodynamic or abnormal hemodynamic conditions are described. These methods involve the determination of whether a subject is experiencing normal hemodynamic conditions or abnormal hemodynamic conditions, then applying an appropriate model to subject data... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100204592 - Detection of parameters in cardiac output related waveforms: Methods for detecting parameters in cardiac output related waveforms are described. The methods include methods for detecting individual heart beat cycles in a cardiac output related waveform, methods for detecting an error in an assigned starting point for an individual heart beat cycle in a cardiac output related waveform, methods... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100204590 - Detection of vascular conditions using arterial pressure waveform data: Multivariate statistical models for the detection of vascular conditions, methods for creating such multivariate statistical models, and methods for the detection of vascular condition in a subject using the multivariate statistical models are described. The models are created based on arterial pressure waveform data from a first group of subjects... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100204588 - Method and apparatus for detecting measurement site of blood pressure: An apparatus and method which detects a blood-pressure measurement site. The apparatus for detecting a site of a body to measure blood pressure includes a sensing unit for sensing pressures applied to a blood vessel of a site of the body, a calculation unit for calculating a waveform representing the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100204589 - Non-invasive intracranial pressure sensor: A system and method for non-invasively detecting intracranial pressure (ICP) of a living being by detecting impedance mismatches between carotid arteries and cerebral vessels via a reflection of the carotid pressure waveform using a pressure sensor positioned against the palpable carotid artery, as well as analyzing the reflection and comparing... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100204593 - System and method for identifying a potential cause of pulmonary edema: A method of identifying a potential cause of pulmonary edema is provided. The method includes obtaining one or more impedance vectors between predetermined combinations of the electrodes positioned proximate the heart. At least one of the impedance vectors is representative of a thoracic fluid level. The method also includes applying... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100204595 - Heart monitoring system for treating a condition of a user: A system and method for facilitating treatment of a condition of a user, at least one symptom of the condition including an abnormal heart rate, is disclosed herein. A heart rate monitor measures one or more heart rate parameters of the user. A processor receives the parameters from the heart... Agent: The Matthews Firm

20100204596 - Method and system for providing remote healthcare: A method and system are adapted to provide healthcare to a patient. A portable registration device having a navigation function is provided. The registration device records health information of the patient. The health information is then automatically stored in a database that forms a digital medical journal. A medical professional... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20100204594 - Monitoring system: A monitor comprises a pad having an airtight interior cavity, a pressure transducer, two filtering circuits, a controller, a set of lights and a speaker. An entity sits, lies on, or otherwise applies a force to the pad, which causes a change in pressure within the airtight cavity. The pressure... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20100204597 - Method and apparatus for detecting arrhythmias in a medical device: A method of detecting a cardiac event that includes sensing cardiac signals from a plurality of electrodes, determining rates of change of the sensed cardiac signals, and determining a range of the sensed cardiac signals. The sensed cardiac signals are detected as being associated with the cardiac event in response... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100204598 - Apparatus and method for cardiac ablation: A system and method for cardiac mapping and ablation include a multi-electrode catheter introduced percutaneously into a subject's heart and deployable adjacent to various endocardial sites. The electrodes are connectable to a mapping unit, an ablation power unit a pacing unit, all of which are under computer control. Intracardiac electrogram... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20100204599 - Locating fiducial points in a physiological signal: Systems, devices, methods, and techniques relating to the identification of fiducial points. In one aspect, a machine implemented method includes obtaining a first time varying physiological signal and a second time varying physiological signal that relate to biological activity of an organism, the first time varying physiological signal and the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100204600 - Apparatus and method for passive testing of alcohol and drug abuse: An automated system and method for passive testing of alcohol and drug abuse. The system enters a participant or subject into the system who is to be monitored during a probationary or other program for alcohol or drug abuse offenders. The system provides a drug testing home device or a... Agent: Knechtel, Demeur & Samlan

20100204601 - Respiration type evaluation apparatus: A respiration type evaluation apparatus includes a bioelectrical impedance determiner for determining a bioelectrical impedance at at least a body region of a human subject that contributes to respiration of the human subject, and a respiration type determiner for determining whether respiration of the human subject is abdominal or costal... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100204602 - Nebulizer having flow meter function: In accordance with non-limiting examples, a nebulizer includes a main body comprising an air channel section and further comprising a mixing chamber and a venturi positioned to be placed within the patient's oral cavity and configured to receive medicine and air and mix the medicine and air within the mixing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100204603 - Airway tube: There is provided an airway tube for breath sampling, comprising a breath sampling port comprising two or more inlets adapted to sample breath from the airway tube. The inlets are connected to each other through a junction located outside of the air passageway of the airway tube.... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100204604 - Brain function monitoring and display system: A process for analysing an electroencephalogram signal representative of activity of a brain, including: i) generating coefficient data for a signal representation of a portion of the signal; ii) generating pole data representing positions of one or more poles on a complex plane, the positions being generated based on the... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20100204606 - Body-temperature measuring device and body-temperature measuring system having the device: A body-temperature measuring device is provided. The device includes: a pad which is attachable to and detachable from a human body; a battery which is provided to the pad and includes a pair of battery terminals for supplying power; and a temperature sensing block which is attached to and detached... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100204605 - Physiological parameter sensors: A temperature sensor includes a substantially uniform substrate including a first material and including a first surface, a first contact over the first surface and proximate to a first side of the substrate, and a second contact over the first surface and proximate to a second side of the substrate.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204607 - Reflexometry and hormone function: A method including measuring time periods in which a reflex point of a subject is struck and a reflex response is observed. A method including determining a resting metabolic rate of a subject by applying the Kail-Waters equation. An apparatus including a striking instrument capable of delivering a kinetic energy... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100204608 - Eye gaze tracking apparatus, imaging apparatus, eye gaze tracking method, program, and integrated circuit: An eye gaze tracking apparatus (100) includes: an electro-oculogram measuring unit that outputs an electro-oculogram original signal; a calibration index presenting unit (103) that presents a calibration index to a user; a saccade detection unit (104) that outputs an electro-oculogram change amount that is an amount of change in an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100204609 - Microendoscope and methods of use: The present invention generally relates to a microendoscope assembly capable of intra-ductal use. The microendoscope generally comprises: an outer cylindrical guide tube defining an internal passageway having an exterior diameter of no greater than about 1.0 mm; a first internal cylindrical tube defining a working channel having an interior diameter... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.

20100204610 - Medical device for biopsies: Medical device for biopsies equipped with an elongated flexible section designed to be inserted through a conduit of a surgical instrument, said elongated section comprising an interior tube and an exterior tube each capable of moving longitudinally with respect to the other; a grip device located at the distal end... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP

20100204611 - Bone biopsy device: A bone biopsy device includes an outer cannula having a mouth with a cutting edge to section a frustule of spongy bone, a plate mounted slidably within the cannula and provided with a semi-cylindrical portion at its distal end, and a stylet mounted slidably within the plate and provided with... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100204612 - Cam drive for managing disposable penetrating member actions with a single motor and motor and control system: An analyte and detecting apparatus has a housing and a disposable positionable in the housing. A penetrating member driver is positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. Each a penetrating member is configured to be coupled to the penetrating member driver. A plurality... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100204613 - Method and apparatus for manipulating a surgical guidewire: A method and apparatus for manipulating a surgical guidewire. The apparatus comprises a chuck for selectively coupling motive force to a surgical guidewire and an actuator, coupled to the chuck, for imparting an axial motive force to the chuck. Embodiments of the invention further comprise a method of using the... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20100204614 - Electronic snore recording device and associated methods: The snore recording device includes a portable housing, a microphone carried by the housing for capturing an audio input signal including snoring, a memory, such as a removable memory, carried by the housing, and processing circuitry carried by the housing and coupled to the microphone and the memory. The processing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100204616 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for gathering and processing biometric and biomechanical data: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204615 - Method and system for assessing athletic performance: A system for assessing athletic performance comprises a mounting device wearable by an athlete, a sensing device attachable to the mounting device, and a base unit. The sensing device comprises acceleration sensors for measuring acceleration data during an athletic test to produce at least three acceleration signals, rotation sensors for... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

  
08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100197991 - Apparatus for automatic tracking and identification of device components: Embodiments of an apparatus and method to track and identify radioactive sources are described. In one embodiment, a device includes first housing for a radioactive source having a first electronic tag, a second housing for the radioactive source having a second electronic tag, and a guide tube that couples the... Agent: Varian/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100197992 - Coil structure for electromagnetic stimulation of a process within a living organism, device using such coil structure and method of driving: A distributed electromagnetic coil structure for applying a time varying electromagnetic field to a population of living organisms is described. The coil structure comprises at least a substantially planar first coil sub-structure. The first coil sub-structure comprises at least a first wire of a predetermined shape and a least a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100197993 - Sequentially programmed magnetic field therapeutic system (spmf): A comprehensive system for inducing cellular regeneration and/or degeneration processes and methods of treatment based on such processes through generating and applying a sequentially programmed magnetic field (SPMF) to the area to be treated. In the case of regeneration and degeneration of cells, the pulsing frequencies are in the range... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100197994 - Cardiac assist device: A cardiac assist device (100) comprises a stent 103, 403) which is implantable into a blood vessel of a patient. The stent (103, 403) encloses an inner volume (119, 419). At least one inflatable element (104, 409-413) is attached to the stent (103). The at least one inflatable element (104,... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene & Fattibene

20100197995 - Light activated hearing aid device: The invention relates to a hearing aid device for humans with impaired hearing, who have an at least partially functional cochlea and a functional nervous signalling pathway from the cochlea via the auditory nerve to the brain. The hearing aid device contains a receiver, a transducer of the sound or... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100197996 - System and method for manipulating sleep architecture by sub-awakening non-intrusive stimulations: The present invention which is a new system and method employing stimulation control to treat sleep disorders, and improve sleep states operates in a dynamic, adaptable manner without causing a premature state of arousal. Stimulation is achieved by controlling a wide variety of environmental factors around the sleeping person. The... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100197997 - Adjustable applicator for urinary incontinence devices: An applicator for urinary incontinence devices has an insertion barrel, a deployment plunger, and an adjustable insertion depth indicator. The applicators are useful to correct for a consumer's body mass index to ensure that urinary incontinence devices are placed in the appropriate position to be effective.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100198000 - Adjustable surgical sling: The invention, in one embodiment, is directed to systems and methods for adjusting support to an anatomical location using an expandable chamber.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100197998 - Implant for the treatment of incontinence and method of using the same: Implantable devices are designed to provide support to the bulbar urethral region of a patient experiencing incontinence. Surgical methods are utilized to implant the devices, and surgical tools are utilized with the surgical methods.... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100197999 - Minimally invasive adjustable support: A method of addressing pelvic dysfunction in a patient includes forming an incision; placing an anchor that is attached to a support member by an interconnecting member onto a distal tip of a tool; inserting the distal tip of the tool and the anchor into the incision and guiding the... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100198001 - Surgical instrument for treating female urinary stress incontinence: A suburethral sling device and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence which is anatomically configured to implant into the lower abdomen of a female in a manner providing support to mid-urethral and bladder neck sphincteric continence sites with the sling defining in part, mesh and tissue remodeling portions. The... Agent: Winstead PC

20100198002 - Surgical instrument for treating female urinary stress incontinence: A suburethral sling device and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence which is anatomically configured to implant into the lower abdomen of a female in a manner providing support to mid-urethral and bladder neck sphincteric continence sites with the sling defining in part, mesh and tissue remodeling portions. The... Agent: Winstead PC

20100198004 - Implantable anatomical support: An implantable anatomical support includes a non-rectangular support body with a plurality of arms extending from the support body; an interconnecting member that is coupled to each of the arms; and an adjustable anchor slidably coupled to at least one of the interconnecting members to permit bi-directional movement along the... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100198003 - Implantable devices, tools and methods for anatomical support: An implantable device for anatomical support includes a sling, a first interconnecting member that is coupled to the sling, and a second interconnecting member that is coupled to the sling. An adjustable anchor is slidably coupled to the first interconnecting member to permit bi-directional movement along the first interconnecting member,... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100198005 - Surgical access device: A surgical access device comprises a conduit comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. An inflatable member at least partially surrounds a portion of the conduit and is positioned proximate to the distal portion of the conduit. In various embodiments, a protective sleeve can at least partially surround a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100198006 - System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes: A clip or flexible handles extension facilitate simultaneous retention and operation of a bronchoscope and associated bronchoscopic tools held in one hand to allow operation by a single practitioner. Also provided is an adapter for the connection port of the working channel of a bronchoscope which performs both sealing and... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100198007 - System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes: A clip or flexible handles extension facilitate simultaneous retention and operation of a bronchoscope and associated bronchoscopic tools held in one hand to allow operation by a single practitioner. Also provided is an adapter for the connection port of the working channel of a bronchoscope which performs both sealing and... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100198010 - Compact fluorescence endoscopy video system: A fluorescence endoscopy video system includes a multimode light source that produces light for color and fluorescence imaging modes. Light from the light source is transmitted through an endoscope to the tissue under observation. The system also includes a compact camera for color and fluorescence imaging. Images obtained through the... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100198009 - Disposable endoscope and portable display: Various embodiments for providing removable, pluggable and disposable opto-electronic modules for illumination and imaging for endoscopy or borescopy are provided for use with portable display devices. Generally, various medical or industrial devices can include one or more solid state or other compact electro-optic illuminating elements located thereon. Additionally, such opto-electronic... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100198008 - Iv-vivo observing system and in-vivo observing method: An in-vivo observing system for observing inside of a subject includes an illuminating unit configured to illuminate inside of the subject by illumination light; an imaging unit configured to sequentially capture in-vivo images of the subject illuminated by the illumination light; a direction change unit configured to change an image... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100198011 - Self-propellable apparatus and method: A self propelled, endoscopic apparatus formed of a flexible, fluid-filled toroid and a motorized or powerable frame. The apparatus may be used to advance a variety of accessory devices into generally tubular spaces and environments for medical and non-medical applications. The apparatus when inserted into a tubular space or environment,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100198012 - Apparatus for deploying endoscope: Apparatus for inserting an instrument (1) in a flexible body cavity is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sheath (3) having an inner chamber (31) for accommodating the instrument (1) and an outer chamber (41) surrounding the inner chamber, thereby defining an enclosed space between the inner chamber and the outer... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100198013 - Sterile endoscopic instrument housing: A housing is described to introduce an endosurgical or endoscopic instrument to a surgical site in a sterile manner with a sleeve that is filled with disinfecting fluid into which a the instrument can be placed and the sleeve has a membrane at one end that can be punctured by... Agent: Walter A. Hackler

20100198014 - Systems and methods for optimizing and maintaining visualization of a surgical field during the use of surgical scopes: Systems and methods make use of a view optimizing assembly having a deflector assembly with critical physical, pneumatic, and optical characteristics that make possible intra-operative defogging, surgical debris deflection, and cleaning of a laparoscope lens during minimally invasive surgery, while also maintaining visualization of the surgical site. The view optimizing... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100198015 - System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes: A clip or flexible handles extension facilitate simultaneous retention and operation of a bronchoscope and associated bronchoscopic tools held in one hand to allow operation by a single practitioner. Also provided is an adapter for the connection port of the working channel of a bronchoscope which performs both sealing and... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100198016 - Biological navigation device: Biological navigation devices and methods are disclosed. The devices can be used as or to support colonoscopies or endoscopes. The devices can have one or more releasable, and/or everting, and/or pressurized tubes. The devices can be removably attached to elongated elements, such as colonoscopes or other endoscopes.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100198017 - Laryngoscope blade: A medical device includes a laryngoscope having a handle extending along a handle direction; and a blade connected to the handle. The blade has an overall length along a longitudinal axis, an overall width along a lateral axis, and an overall height along a transverse axis, where the overall width... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100198018 - Suture management system for surgical portal apparatus including internal tubes: A surgical portal apparatus for use in surgical procedures incorporating at least one suture includes a portal housing defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough for receiving a surgical object and a sleeve extending from the portal housing and including one or more channels formed along the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100198019 - Suture management apparatus for surgical portal apparatus including interlocking cap: A surgical portal apparatus for use in a surgical procedure incorporating one or more sutures is provided. The surgical portal apparatus includes a portal member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough, and a suture management device operably connected to the portal member. The suture management device... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100198021 - Computer-implemented method for providing a tunable personalized tool for estimating glycated hemoglobin: A computer-implemented method for providing a tunable personalized tool for estimating glycated hemoglobin is provided. An electronically-stored history of empirically measured glucose levels is maintained for a patient over a set period of time in order of increasing age. A predictive model of estimated glycated hemoglobin is built on a... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100198020 - System and method for computer-implemented method for actively managing increased insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A computer-implemented method for actively managing increased insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes mellitus is provided. A computer-generated model of glycemic effect for a Type 2 diabetic patient for digestive response is established on a computer workstation. A rise in postprandial blood glucose from a meal planned for ingestion by... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100198025 - Method and arrangement for unaffected material analyse: This invention concerns a method for the unaffected material analyse for detection and analysis of at least one material deviation in a material 2. The method is characterised by the detection of a region 1 with a difference in hardness in the material 2 through the use of a tactile... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100198022 - Method and device for detecting and preventing plantar ulcers: A method of detecting a risk of occurrence of a plantar ulcer includes the following steps: monitoring at least the temperature and pressure of the sole of at least one foot; as soon as one of the temperature and pressure parameters exceeds a threshold value, opening a first time window... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100198023 - System and methods for health monitoring of anonymous animals in livestock groups: Computerized system and method for livestock groups health monitoring comprising: a storage and computing unit storing at least one database; a plurality of data collecting units of different types, each type comprising at least one sensor, the data collecting unit types selected from the group consisting of acoustic sensors, vitality... Agent: Ronny Fogel Daltan Consulting Ltd.

20100198024 - Vitality meter for health monitoring of anonymous animals in livestock groups: Vitality sensing electronic system and method for monitoring the health of a livestock group, comprising: a vitality sensing unit attached to a sample of individual sentinels in a group of livestock, the unit configured to measure a plurality of physiological and behavioral parameters indicative of the sentinel's health condition, location... Agent: Daltan Consulting Ltd. Rony Fogel

20100198026 - Portable measuring apparatus and measuring method for detecting sunburn: A portable measuring apparatus for detecting sunburn is provided. The portable measuring apparatus includes a display module and a processing device coupled to the display module. The display module includes a light-emitting device emitting red, green and blue light to illuminate skin of a user, and a sensing device receiving... Agent: Liu & Liu

20100198027 - Non-invasive measurement of blood oxygen saturation: The invention relates to a method for non-invasive determination of oxygen saturation of blood within a deep vascular structure of a human patient comprising locating on skin of the patient in a vicinity of the deep vascular structure of interest emitter and receiver elements of a light oximeter device, wherein... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100198029 - Patient monitoring using combination of continuous wave spectrophotometry and phase modulation spectrophotometry: Non-invasive spectrophotometric monitoring of oxygen saturation levels based on a combination of continuous wave spectrophotometry (CWS) and phase modulation spectrophotometry (PMS) is described. First information representative of absolute oxygen saturation levels in relatively shallow regions of a patient tissue volume are acquired from PMS-based monitoring thereof during a reference interval.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100198028 - Soft gum fingerstall oximeter without pivot structure: The present invention discloses a soft gum fingerstall oximeter without pivot structure, the soft gum fingerstall oximeter comprises a soft gum fingerstall which can wraps around a finger closely with variations of the profile of the finger and causes a clamping force distributed on the clamped portion of the finger... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100198030 - Solid-state general illumination with broadband white led and integrated heat sink: A solid-state illuminator (103) for improved light delivery efficiency in general illumination in which a solid-state, broadband white LED light source (105) is coupled directly and advantageously to an integrated heat-sink or cooler (347) for thermal management. The integrated heat sink or cooler (347) is in thermal contact with the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100198031 - Method and apparatus for background current arrangements for a biosensor: Embodiments of the present invention provide for raising a background current setting for a biosensor above the actual (measured) background current present (i.e., overestimating the background current), particularly in the hypoglycemic range, to improve sensor accuracy and decrease the chance of glucose value overestimation by the sensor.... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100198035 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100198036 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100198034 - Compact on-body physiological monitoring devices and methods thereof: Methods and devices to monitor an analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include continuous or discrete acquisition of analyte related data from a transcutaneously positioned analyte sensor automatically or on demand upon request from a user.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100198033 - Flexible indwelling biosensor, flexible indwelling biosensor insertion device, and related methods: A flexible indwelling biosensor includes an elongated framework formed from a flexible material (e.g., a Nitinol strip) with a body portion, a sharp head, a distal end, and a proximal end. The flexible indwelling sensor also includes a biosensor (such as an interstitial fluid glucose sensor) integrated with the elongated... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100198032 - Portable handheld medical diagnostic device having a mezzanine circuit board with a universal connection interface: A portable handheld medical diagnostic device capable of communicating with an external device and a method thereof are disclosed. The device has a protective enclosure, a main circuit board provided in the protective enclosure and having a wireless connectivity component and a controller facilitating a physiologic measurement and communications of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100198037 - Feedback sensor for real-time management of sickle cell disease: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for real-time (or near real-time) monitoring of red blood cell morphology, and in particular, monitoring of sickling to provide an indication of the risk of a the downstream consequences of sickling, such as the pain crises and associated hypoxic tissue damage which may... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100198038 - Electrode sheet and process for producing electrode sheet: A material 2 is used as the fabric of a shirt, and formed by knitting a blended yarn of polyester and urethane. The material 2 is flattened by a calendering process. A conductive ink is printed on an insulating layer serving as an underlayer to form wiring layers L1 to... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC

20100198039 - Systems and methods for wireless transmission of biopotentials: The invention relates to wireless biotelemetry of low level bioelectric and biosensor signals by means of directly modulating the backscatter of a resonant circuit. Low level electrical analog or digital signals are directly applied to a resonant circuit containing a voltage-variable capacitor such as a varactor diode, that proportionally shifts... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100198040 - Methods and apparatus for assessing and improving electrode contact with cardiac tissue: Embodiments of the invention relate to methods for assessing and/or improving contact between an electrophysiology catheter and tissue, and catheters for performing the methods. One embodiment relates to a catheter comprising a braided conductive member coupled to the distal end of a shaft, wherein the braided conductive member comprises a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100198041 - Apparatus and method for positioning and retention of catheter: A catheter for anchoring an electrode in a coronary sinus includes an elongate catheter body adapted to be inserted into a coronary sinus and at least one electrode on the catheter body. The elongate catheter body also includes at least one anchor movable between an undeployed configuration and a deployed... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100198042 - Dry electrode cap for electro-encephalography: An electro-encephalography electrode cap for contacting the scalp of a head with a number of pin-shaped electrodes for contacting the scalp, and an electrode holding device. The electrodes are mounted on the electrode-holding device through at least one elastic joint.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100198043 - Garment for monitoring physiological properties: A garment enables the monitoring of physiological properties of a person wearing the garment. The measuring sensors are integrated into the garment and are positioned by wearing the garment to the correct position of the body of the person wearing the garment. The device for monitoring the physiological properties containing... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100198044 - Shielded biomedical electrode patch: A biomedical electrode patch having improved resistance to capacitive coupling to extraneous electric fields. The patch includes a conductive shield and a contact portion formed on an upper surface thereof. The contact portion extends through the film layer and contacts an electrode formed of a material suitable for conducting electrical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100198045 - System and method of providing real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site using multiple modalities: A system and method of providing composite real-time dynamic imagery of a medical procedure site from multiple modalities which continuously and immediately depicts the current state and condition of the medical procedure site synchronously with respect to each modality and without undue latency is disclosed. The composite real-time dynamic imagery... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100198046 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and program: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a gradient coil for applying a gradient pulse, a transmitting coil for transmitting an RF pulse, and a coil control device for controlling the gradient coil and the transmitting coil in such a manner that a pulse sequence for (A) making an absolute value... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100198049 - Active mri intramyocardial injection catheter with deflectable distal section: A deflectable tip catheter that is safe and effective for use in a magnetic resonance imaging environment. The deflectable tip catheter is configured such that it includes a built-in antenna, such as a loopless antenna or a loop antenna. The built-in antenna permits the deflectable tip catheter to be actively... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100198048 - Medicinal-solution administration system and medicinal-solution administration cannula: A medicinal-solution administration system for feeding a medicinal solution to a mammal including a human includes a medicinal-solution feed device that feeds a medicinal solution, an observation device that includes an elongated observation probe and observes a diseased part to which the medicinal solution is administered, and a medicinal-solution administration... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100198047 - Small animal imaging capsule and bed system: In a small animal imaging system (10) at least one modality (12) and a docking station (36) are provided. The docking station (36) provides a workspace (47) and docking ports (48) for preparation and holding of anesthetized animals that are awaiting imaging. For the duplication of positions, a subject mold... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100198050 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus collects raw data about a subject in a synchronized manner with an electrocardiographic signal of the subject. An Electrocardiogram (ECG) gating unit detects an irregular synchronization interval with respect to the electrocardiographic signal. When the ECG gating unit detects an irregular synchronization interval, a real-time... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100198051 - Actuators: An actuator comprises an input shaft (42), a turbine system (38) coupled to the input shaft, air inlet means (32, 34) arranged to direct air flowing through it towards the turbine system to rotate the input shaft, an output shaft (50), and a gearing system (48) connecting the input shaft... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100198052 - Mri-compatible articulating arms and related systems and methods: The disclosure describes articulating arms that are supported directly or indirectly by MRI scanner beds for use during MRI-guided procedures.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100198053 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a first blood flow image acquisition unit and a second blood flow image acquisition unit. The first blood flow image acquisition unit acquires a first blood flow image of a breast of an object without contrast medium. The second blood flow image acquisition unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100198055 - Method and apparatus for controlling a contrast agent injection for magnetic resonance imaging: In a method and magnetic resonance system for controlling a contrast agent injector used with a magnetic resonance imaging scanner of the system, a user interface is displayed at the control panel of the scanner, for configuring the operating parameters of the injector connected to the magnetic resonance imaging scanner... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100198054 - Mri estimation of contrast agent concentration using a neural network approach: The invention comprises systems, methods, and apparatus to correlate changes in MRI data with CA concentration, using an adaptive neural network In MRI techniques, CAs are used to estimate vascular properties such as blood flow, blood volume, and transfer constant of tissue microvessels However, the relationship between the contrast in... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100198056 - Diagnostic catheters, guide catheters, visualization devices and chord manipulation devices, and related kits and methods: Described herein are devices, methods and kits for assessing and/or enhancing the accessibility of a subvalvular space of a heart, accessing the subvalvular space of the heart (e.g., to provide access for one or more other devices), and/or positioning one or more devices in the subvalvular space of the heart.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100198058 - System and method for tagging and detecting surgical implements: A system and method for detecting a surgical implement retained within a surgically exposed human body cavity, includes a tag adapted to be attached to a surgical implement insertable within a human body cavity, including a means for receiving an electromagnetic signal and converting it into electric signal; and a... Agent: Mr. Zinovy Y. Royzen

20100198057 - X-ray discernable marker for power injectable vascular access port: An improved injection port for implantation within a patient having an x-ray discernable marker allowing for the determination of a pressure rating for the injection port when so implanted.... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100198059 - Remotely activated marker: A biopsy site marker having at least one small marker body or pellet of bioresorbable material such as gelatin, collagen, polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid which has a radiopaque object, preferably with a non-biological configuration. The at least one bioresorbable body or pellet with a radiopaque object is deposited into the... Agent: Edward J. Lynch, Patent Attorney

20100198060 - Coupling of powerhead ram and power injector syringe: A ram assembly (110) for a power injector (10) is disclosed having an inner ram (120) that is movable relative to an outer ram (140). One or more ram couplers (158) each include a cam slot (164) and are slidably interconnected with an end (150) of the outer ram (140).... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100198061 - Detection of radiation labeled sites using a radiation detection probe or camera incorporating a solid state photo-multiplier: Intraoperative radiation detection probes and cameras for use in surgical or transcutaneous procedures or procedures incorporating probes inserted through body orifices to aid in the location, detection and removal of radiation labeled cells, abnormal tissue or deposits thereon incorporate solid state or silicon photomultiplier (SSPM, or SiPM) devices to provide... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100198063 - Multi-modality phantoms and methods for co-registration of dual pet-transrectal ultrasound prostate imaging: Herein are described methods and tools for acquiring accurately co-registered PET and TRUS images, as well as the construction and use of PET-TRUS prostate phantoms. Ultrasound imaging with a transrectal probe provides anatomical detail in the prostate region that can be accurately co-registered with the sensitive functional information from the... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100198062 - Systems and methods for integrating hemodynamic and imaging examinations: Hemodynamic data and imaging data are obtained about a patient, and the data is combined to generate a single report integrating same. While a hemodynamic system obtains the hemodynamic data, an imaging system obtains the imaging data. Preferably, the report confirms the absence or presence (and/or severity) of peripheral arterial... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100198064 - Devices and methods for non-invasive ultrasound-guided body contouring using skin contact cooling: The present invention discloses devices and methods, for non-invasive ultrasound-guided body contouring, including: a variable-frequency treatment applicator having at least one variable-frequency ultrasound emitter; and a control unit for adjusting an output frequency of at least one ultrasound emitter. Devices and methods including: a variable-frequency treatment applicator having at least... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100198066 - Method and device for obtaining tissue samples: A method for obtaining one or more tissue samples, such as from the prostate, is provided. The method can include use of a handheld, vacuum assisted, single insertion multiple sample biopsy device to remove two spaced apart volumes of prostate tissue, one on either side of the urethra. A sleeve... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100198065 - System and method for ultrasonically sensing and ablating tissue: Echo-anatomically mapping tissue includes advancing a catheter having an ultrasound transducer toward tissue. A console adjacent the proximal end of the catheter controls catheter movement, and the ultrasound transducer senses tissue. First and second regions of the tissue are ultrasonically sensed while moving the ultrasound transducer along first, and second... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn

20100198067 - Noninvasive diagnostic system: A method for diagnosing a joint condition includes in one embodiment: creating a 3d model of the patient specific bone; registering the patient's bone with the bone model; tracking the motion of the patient specific bone through a range of motion; selecting a database including empirical mathematical descriptions of the... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100198068 - Robust and accurate freehand 3d ultrasound: Disclosed is a system and method for computing out of plane motion between two ultrasound images. The method identifies regions of fully developed speckle that are common to the two images, computes a correlation coefficient corresponding to the two fully developed speckle image regions, and then computing an elevation distance... Agent: Venable LLP

20100198069 - Simplified fronto-sagittal and two-dimensional ultrasound apparatus exclusively intended for temporo-mandibular articulations (atm): The invention relates to a simplified fronto-sagittal and two-dimensional ultrasound apparatus exclusively intended for the exploration of the two right and left temporo-mandibular articulations (ATM) at rest or during mandibular movement, in the case of stomatology and traumatology exams. The calculation and the adjustment of the parameters for obtaining a... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Walton, PLLC

20100198073 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and controlling method of ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has a unit which sets a display region for displaying a 3D image, a unit which transmits and receives ultrasound waves, a unit which generates volume data, a unit, on the basis of the volume data, which sets an analysis region, a unit, on the basis... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100198071 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, medical image diagnostic apparatus, and medical image processing apparatus: Position coordinate information of each point three-dimensionally forming a tissue corresponding to a diagnosis target at each time phase is obtained, a quantitative value for evaluating the movement of the tissue corresponding to the diagnosis target is calculated by using the position information, and the result is output in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100198072 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, medical image diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, ultrasonic image processing method, and medical image processing method: In the case where a tracking process of a moving tissue performing a contraction movement and an expansion movement and represented by a cardiac wall is performed for one heartbeat from the ED1 to the ED2, a contour position (tracking point) initially set at the ES (End-Systole) is tracked until... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100198070 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus:

20100198075 - Instantaneous ultrasonic echo measurement of bladder volume with a limited number of ultrasound beams: An apparatus and methods to quantify the volume of urine in a human bladder with a limited number of acoustic beams is disclosed. In a first version a plurality of narrow ultrasound beams is transmitted in different directions towards the bladder. Returning echoes are converted to digital form and stored... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100198074 - Ophthalmic ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus: An ophthalmic ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus for measuring an ocular axial length of an examinee's eye includes an ultrasonic probe for A-mode measurement including a transducer arranged to emit an ultrasonic wave toward the inside of the eye, and receive return echoes from eye constituent parts, and an analysis unit for... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100198076 - Ultrasonic aperture scanning system and method: An ultrasonic aperture scanning system includes a transducer insert having an insert plug, an ultrasonic transducer carried by the transducer insert and an indicator unit having at least one indicator interfacing with the ultrasonic transducer.... Agent: Tung & Associates

20100198077 - Ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe that enables the sensibility irregularity between arrays to be reduced is disclosed. This piezoelectric element contains: a piezoelectric element 1; a first electrode layer 2 formed on one side of the piezoelectric element 1; one or more conductive acoustic matching layers 5 layered via an adhesive layer... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100198078 - Vein authentication apparatus and template registration method: A vein authentication apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a vein pattern extraction unit for extracting a vein pattern from each of the plurality of vein image data, a rotational amount calculation unit for calculating a rotational direction and an amount of rotation of the finger, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100198079 - Method and device for easy access to vascular graft cannulation sites: The present invention relates to a polymeric venous implant wherein at least a portion of the graft is made from a UV fluorescing polymer which allows the user to see the graft during access use. This allows the graft to be injected much easier by the ability of the technician... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC

20100198080 - Optical methods to intraoperatively detect positive prostate and kidney cancer margins: The present invention includes using optical spectroscopy as an innovative technique for ex-vivo demonstration of renal and prostate tumors. The apparatus and methods disclosed herein demonstrate the ability of optical spectroscopy to reliably differentiate tumor from normal tissue in renal specimens.... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100198081 - Scanning light imager: This invention describes the detection of atherosclerotic plaque or cancer cells by a light probe inside a blood vessel or internal to an elongate organ. In one embodiment, vessel wall is imaged by employing a scanning mechanism using one emitting and one receiving fiber, whereby light is directed at a... Agent: David Amundson

20100198082 - Systems and methods for use with an implantable medical device for detecting stroke based on electrocardiac signals: Techniques are provided for detecting stroke within a patient using an implantable medical device in conjunction with an external confirmation system. In one example, a preliminary detection of stroke is performed by a subcutaneous monitor based on an analysis of features of an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensed within the patient. Exemplary... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100198083 - Random body movement cancellation for non-contact vital sign detection: A method and system for cancelling body movement effect for non-contact vital sign detection is described. The method begins with sending on a first electromagnetic wave transceiver a first electromagnetic signal with a first frequency to a first side of a body, such as a person or animal. Simultaneously using... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100198084 - Sensor comprising a material which generates an electrical signal in response to elongation: The present invention relates to a sensor comprising a material which generates an electrical signal in response to elongation. More particularly, the present invention is directed to an apparatus for measuring a length or volume change, which comprises a sensor comprising a piezoelectric material which generates an electrical signal in... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20100198085 - Disposable sensor device and monitoring system: The invention relates to a disposable sensor device (51) for patient monitoring comprising a sensor (52) for providing an electric quantity based on a quantity to be detected, a first signal terminal (54) for providing a tap for the electric quantity, a first supply terminal (53) for supplying the sensor... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100198086 - Extended optical range system for monitoring motion of a member: A system and method for monitoring a physiological parameter includes a garment that includes a fabric that exhibits both a light transmission property and a light reflection property. The amount of light transmitted through the fabric relative to the amount of light reflected by the fabric changes when the fabric... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100198087 - Beat detection device and beat detection method: A beat detection device includes: a pulse wave sensor adapted to detect and output a pulse wave signal; a body motion sensor adapted to detect and output a body motion signal due to a body motion of a human body; a pulse wave signal filtering section adapted to generate an... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100198088 - Method, apparatus and system for detection of arterial stiffness and artery tonus by pulse curve geometry analysis: System and method for determining a condition of a cardiovascular system are provided. One or more pulse curves may be obtained. At least two points on the pulse curve, substantially including a dicrotic notch may be selected. A first parameter pertaining to a section of the pulse curve contained by... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100198090 - Method, system and computer program product for controlling complex rhythmic systems: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for controlling the behavior of complex rhythmic systems, such as the nervous system, is disclosed. Robust, engineering based measurements of the rhythmic system are taken and used to generate feedback that guides the system towards a desired state. This methodically designed feedback allows... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100198089 - Methods and systems for pumping fluids: An electrocardiographic system, the electrocardiographic system includes: (i) a processor, adapted to receive three electrocardiographic signals and to provide a cardiological problem indication in response to the three electrocardiographic signals, wherein each of the three electrocardiographic signals is detected between a different pair of electrodes out of a electrode group... Agent: Reches Patents

20100198091 - Multi-tier system for cardiology and patient monitoring data analysis: In a multi-tier patient monitoring data analysis system, an algorithm server is positioned as a middle tier between an acquisition device, such as a cardiograph or patient monitor that can be seen as a lower tier, and a storage device for a database, such as that of a central computer... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100198092 - Method and apparatus for physiological assessment in mammals: A method and tool for comparing mammals, such as horses, the tool including an electrode; an electronic heartbeat measurement instrument; an analyzer for determining an output indicative of adaptability, reactivity, or equanimity; and a plotting system for plotting the temperament parameter or temperament quotient on a grid. The tool is... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100198093 - Voice recognition apparatus, method for recognizing voice, and navigation apparatus having the same: A voice recognition apparatus includes: a voice input element for inputting voice of an user; a voice pattern memory for storing multiple voice patterns respectively corresponding to multiple phrases; a voice recognition element for calculating a similarity degree between the voice and each voice pattern and determining the highest similarity... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100198094 - Wearable system for monitoring physiological signals: A wearable system for monitoring a plurality of physiological signals is provided. The wearable system includes at least one sensor producing the physiological signals associated with a patient. A processor unit receives the physiological signals from the at least one sensor. The processor unit analyzes the physiological signals to determine... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100198095 - Device,gas mixture and method for lung diagnosis: The invention relates to a lung diagnostic device, namely one for determining the ventilation homogeneity (VH) of a spontaneously breathing or artificially respirated patient as well as a gas mix for use in such a device. In this respect the difference in the composition of the exhaled test gas from... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100198096 - Endoscopic bite block with enhanced positions: An endoscopic bite block comprising a tubular body having an upper outer surface and a lower outer surface; a front plate having an upper section and a lower section, said upper section being disposed outwardly relative to said lower section, to enable appropriate lip fitting; a teeth positioning region on... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100198097 - Detecting worsening heart failure based on fluid accumulation with respiratory confirmation: A medical device monitors a level of fluid accumulation, e.g., pulmonary edema, and one or more respiratory parameters of the patient to detect worsening heart failure. The medical device may use intrathoracic impedance measurements to monitor both the fluid accumulation and the one or more respiratory parameters. Respiration rate and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100198098 - System for the prediction, rapid detection, warning, prevention, or control of changes in activity states in the brain of a subject: A system (10) analyzes signals representative of a subject's brain activity in a signal processor (12) for information indicating the subject's current activity state and for predicting a change in the activity state. One preferred embodiment uses a combination of nonlinear filtering methods to perform real-time analysis of the electro-encephalogram... Agent: Donald R. Schoonover

20100198099 - Nerve monitoring during electrosurgery: A signal processing module includes an input module electronically coupled to a sensing probe of a nerve integrity monitoring system. The probe senses electrical signals from a patient during operation of an electrosurgical unit. The input module receives an input signal from the probe. An EMG detection module is coupled... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20100198100 - Bioelectrical impedance measurement body attachment unit and body fat measurement device: A bioelectrical impedance measurement abdomen attachment unit (100A) includes an abdomen rear surface side base portion (110A), an abdomen front surface side base portion (120A), and a pair of abdomen front surface side belt members (143a, 143b). The abdomen front surface side base portion (120A) includes a sheet (122) arranged... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100198101 - Non-invasive location and tracking of tumors and other tissues for radiation therapy: Embodiments herein provide a non-invasive tracking system that accurately predicts the location of tumors, such as lung tumors, in real time, while allowing patients to breathe naturally. This is accomplished by using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), in conjunction with spirometry, strain gauge and infrared sensors, and by using sophisticated patient-specific... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100198102 - Method and device for reducing muscle tension through electrical manipulation: A method and device for reducing muscle tension through electrical manipulation applies a low level current to muscles of a user. Each muscle has two electrodes applied thereto, one for passing the current from the device to the muscle, and the other for receiving the current from the muscle to... Agent: Daryl W Schnurr Miller Thomson LLP

20100198103 - System and method for neural stimulation: A system and method of neural stimulation is disclosed, comprising the steps of electrically connecting at least one electrode to a first tissue, applying a stimulus to the at least one electrode, observing a response of a second tissue, identifying an electrode position on the first tissue wherein a desired... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100198104 - System for diagnosis and therapy of gaze stability: A system to measure a subject's gaze stability, comprising: a display device; a data processor in communication with the display device; a data input device in communication with the data processor; and a motion detector in communication with the data processor, the motion detector being adapted to be worn by... Agent: Venable LLP

20100198105 - Non invasive method for detecting an electronic parameter depending on the intralabyrinth pressure (pil) in a subject: The invention relates to a non-invasive method for detecting an electric parameter depending on the intralabyrinth pressure in a subject submitted to a repetitive sound stimulation having a predetermined time origin and frequency, by collecting outside the skull of the subject the electric signals emitted by the cochlea in response... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100198106 - Biopsy forceps for taking one or more samples: The invention relates to biopsy forceps for collecting tissue samples and the like in connection with the use of some kind of examination or treatment telescope (1) in the treatment of humans or animals, wherein the part of the forceps (1) that performs cutting or shearing is provided with an... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100198108 - Analyte measurement device with a single shot actuator: An analyte and detecting apparatus includes a housing, an access door and a front end aperture. A module is positionable in the housing. A penetrating member is positioned in the module and upon launch passes through the front end aperture. An analyte sensor is positioned in the module. A penetrating... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100198107 - Integrated blood glucose meter and lancing device: An integrated medical testing device includes a testing meter and lancing device, the meter having a housing, a display, a test element opening, a firing mechanism and a navigation mechanism integrated with a lancing device. The lancing device is at least partially located in the housing and includes a tip... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20100198109 - Puncturing system and tape cassette: The invention relates to a puncturing system with a support tape (1) that supports a plurality of lancets (2), a first reel (3) onto which the support tape (1) with unused lancets (2) is wound, a second reel (4) on which portions of the support tape with used lancets (2)... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100198110 - Method and device for determining a characteristic property of an anatomical structure: A method for determining a characteristic property of an anatomical structure from scan data which represents the position of scan points on the surface of the anatomical structure, wherein a spatial region is defined, the scan points which lie in the spatial region are determined, and the scan points which... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100198111 - Method for influencing the pronation behaviour of a shoe: The invention relates to a method for influencing the pronation behaviour of a shoe (1), especially of a sports shoe, in which a) at least on parameter (φ, dφ/dt) is measured (2) which is relevant for the behaviour of pronation, b) the measured parameter (φ, dφ/dt) is led to a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100198113 - Extended optical range reflective system for monitoring motion of a member: A garment and system includes a monitoring fabric that exhibits a light reflection property and substantially no light transmission property when the fabric is illuminated with light having wavelength(s) in the range of 400 to 2200 nanometers. The amount of useful light reflected by the fabric into an aperture of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100198112 - Patient monitoring at radiation machines: The invention involves monitoring patient movement, in particular respiratory movement, of a patient (30) positioned on a couch (20) in connection with a radiation gantry (10). A 2D or 3D pattern (115) is projected onto the patient (30). At least a first portion of the pattern (115) is detected by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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