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Surgery September class, title,number 09/10

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20100249487 - Brachytherapy apparatus and methods of using same: Apparatus, systems and methods for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region of a human or other mammalian body. In some embodiments, a flexible brachytherapy device is implanted that includes a therapy delivery portion having one or more radioactive sources securely retained thereto, and a tail portion extending from the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100249488 - Method of contactless magnetic electroporation: This invention provides a novel method of tissue electroporation that eliminates the need for electrodes that conduct electricity to the tissues. This invention creates electric currents and fields sufficient for porating cell membranes for improving the delivery of polynucleotides such as plasmid and linear DNA and RNA constructs, and polypeptides... Agent: Thomas Joseph Kardos

20100249489 - Intraventricular blood pumps anchored by expandable mounting devices: An intraventricular blood pump is retained in position by an expandable stent placed in the aorta that anchors to the aortic wall. The pump ejects blood across the aortic valve either through a conduit or as a free stream of blood without a mechanical conduit passing between the valve leaflets.... Agent: Robert Jarvik, M.d C/o Jarvik Heart, Inc

20100249490 - Transseptal cannula device, coaxial balloon delivery device, and methods of using the same: A transseptal cannula having a flexible cannula body, a left atrial anchor coupled to the distal end of the flexible cannula body, and a right atrial anchor operable to be attached to the left atrial anchor in vivo. The left and right atrial anchors are implanted and deployed separately. Delivery... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100249491 - Two-piece transseptal cannula, delivery system, and method of delivery: A cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having a proximal end and a distal end with a receiving portion, and a transseptal tip having a distal end and... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100249493 - Warming therapy device including retractable hood member: An apparatus and method for providing patient access in a warming therapy device (e.g., incubator, warmer, etc.) is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus comprises a hood with a retractable top member, which permits access to a patient disposed within the warming therapy device without lowering or removal of... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us) - Dmi

20100249492 - Warming therapy device including rotatable mattress tray: An apparatus and method for providing patient access in a warming therapy device (e.g., incubator, warmer, etc.) is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a mattress tray assembly having at least two axes of rotation, and in another exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a mattress tray assembly having... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us) - Dmi

20100249494 - Storage medium having stored thereon information processing program, and information processing device: A computer readable storage medium having stored thereon an information processing program executable by a computer of an information processing device which presents information corresponding to a biological signal acquired from a user, is provided. The information processing program causes the computer to function as biological signal acquiring means, motion/attitude... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100249495 - Multiple-width bench with adjustable height and inclination: The invention relates to a multiple-width bench with adjustable height and inclination that is intended for the practice of intimate relations between individuals. This is a special stand designed for avoiding the drawbacks of the standard stands. To this end, it proposes and offers the possibility of sitting in a... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100249500 - Apparatus and methods for endoscopic suturing: Apparatus & methods for endoscopic suturing are described herein. A distal tip of the endoscopic device engages the tissue and then approximates the engaged tissue to form a tissue fold. A needle body positioned within a flexible catheter is deployed into or through the newly created tissue fold where it... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100249498 - Endoscopic apparatus for manipulating tissue: An apparatus for manipulating tissue during a surgical procedure is provided. The apparatus includes a housing including a movable handle and a release mechanism operatively coupled to a distal end of a shaft extending from the housing. The shaft defines an axial passageway configured to support at least a portion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249496 - Medical device for exploring and operating on the abdominal cavity and the pelvic cavity: The invention relates to a medical device including a trocar with a hollow tip for the passage of a camera, a light source and a miniature camera at the tip thereof, which transmits images to an LCD screen. The invention also includes two or more working channels on the sides... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100249499 - Surgical imaging device: A surgical imaging device and method configured to be inserted into a surgical site. The surgical imaging device includes a plurality of prongs. Each one of the prongs has an image sensor mounted thereon. The image sensors provide different image data corresponding to the surgical site, thus enabling a surgeon... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100249497 - Surgical instrument: A medical instrument that includes an instrument shaft having proximal and distal ends; a tool for performing a medical procedure; a control handle; a distal motion member for coupling the distal end of the instrument shaft to the tool; a proximal motion member for coupling the proximal end of the... Agent: David M. Driscoll, Esq

20100249501 - Endoscope apparatus: The endoscope apparatus comprises an endoscope which has an imaging element and a monitor which displays an image imaged by the imaging element. The endoscope is provided with an internal insertion portion which is movably arrangeable inside a body cavity, and an operation unit for changing the position of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100249504 - In-vivo information acquiring system: An in-vivo observation system provided with a capsule endoscope including an in-vivo observation section, a battery, a magnetic field detection section, a power supply switch that controls a power supply and a power supply control section that causes the power supply switch to operate according to an internal signal from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100249502 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument includes an image pickup section incorporated in a medical instrument body and movably provided in the medical instrument body that picks up an image of the object to be examined from an observation window, a covering section movably provided at the medical instrument body so as to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100249503 - Medical instrument: By including a camera body introduced into a body, an image pickup section incorporated in the camera body for picking up an image of an object, a transparent cover member movably disposed at the camera body that always covers an image taking side of the image pickup section irrespective of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100249505 - Tip propelled device for motion through a passage: A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, the end ones of which expand at least radially when inflated. Connecting passages provide fluid communication between each pair of adjacent chambers. A fluid source is attached to one of the end chambers. The... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100249508 - In-vivo information acquiring system and method for controlling in-vivo information acquiring system: A capsule endoscope system provided with a magnetic field generating apparatus including an input section for inputting identification information A and a magnetic field generating section that generates a magnetic field signal that controls a capsule endoscope, and the capsule endoscope including an in-vivo information acquiring section, a battery, a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100249506 - Method and system for assisting an operator in endoscopic navigation: Navigation guidance is provided to an operator of an endoscope by determining a current position and shape of the endoscope relative to a reference frame, generating an endoscope computer model according to the determined position and shape, and displaying the endoscope computer model along with a patient computer model referenced... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100249507 - Method and system for providing visual guidance to an operator for steering a tip of an endoscopic device toward one or more landmarks in a patient: Landmark directional guidance is provided to an operator of an endoscopic device by displaying graphical representations of vectors adjacent a current image captured by an image capturing device disposed at a tip of the endoscopic device and being displayed at the time on a display screen, wherein the graphical representations... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100249509 - Intravital observation system and method of driving intravital observation system: The intravital observation apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a capsule endoscope including an illumination section and an image pickup section, a power supply section provided with a battery and a control section, and a control signal generation apparatus disposed outside the capsule endoscope, wherein the control... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100249510 - Device for preventing slippage of protective covers and an endoscope set provided with it: The main body of a device for fixing a protective cover on an endoscope in a state which prevents slippage is formed from a base, an engaging piece and an engaged piece which extend from the sides of the base and the ends of which can engage with each other... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100249511 - Flexible endoscope suitable for mri: Means to Solve The flexible endoscope 20 has a flexible insertion portion 22 to be inserted in an observation zone 11 of a MRI apparatus 10. The insertion portion 22 has an inner tube 71 made of resin, triple helical tubes 72 covering the inner tube 71 and an outer... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20100249512 - Cannula with integrated camera and illumination: A cannula assembly includes a tubular element forming a lumen, a deployable portion of the tubular element, and an electronic component mounted to the deployable portion of the tubular element. The tubular element has a proximal end and a distal end adapted to be inserted into a body cavity. The... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100249513 - Laryngoscope and system: A laryngoscope and system are provided wherein the laryngoscope is comprised of a handle, an arm, a camera, a light, and a disposable sheath; the sheath being comprised of a canal capable of being threaded with a bougie; the handle being comprised of a remote ejection element. The system is... Agent: Decker, Jones, Mcmackin, Mcclane, Hall & Bates, P.C.

20100249514 - Handheld printing device for optical medical examinations: A handheld device for performing an optical medical examination of a patient. The device comprises a handle; an image sensor positioned at an end of the handle; a trigger provided in the handle; an image memory for storing the image data upon activation of the trigger; a roll of print... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100249515 - Access portal including silicone foam three layer seal: A surgical access portal includes a seal housing, a sleeve mountable to the seal housing, and a seal disposed within the seal housing. The seal includes a first layer having an opening for the reception and passage of a surgical instrument, a second continuous layer for providing a fluid tight... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249516 - Access device: Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings, and a member such as a sleeve is disclosed. The insert can be in the form... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249517 - Portal device: A surgical portal device includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen configured to allow a surgical instrument to pass therethrough. At least one securing member is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the body portion and is longitudinally translatable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249518 - Three piece elastic disk: A seal device to create an airtight seal around a variety of laparoscopic instruments passed through laparoscopic ports. The seal device comprises a plurality of overlapping elastic disks with each disk defining an aperture and configured to accommodate an instrument. The elasticity of each disk maintains a seal around the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249521 - Access device including retractor and insert: Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor and a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings is disclosed. The insert can be in the form of an insert assembly including multiple... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249519 - Frame device: The devices and methods described can be used to create and maintain a working space within the lumen of an organ or between or among organs or tissue structures during medical procedures in order to elicit a diagnosis, biopsy, surgery, or therapy.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100249520 - Method of surgical access: Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor and a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings is disclosed. The insert can be in the form of an insert assembly including multiple... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249522 - Seal device with adjustable aperture: A seal device comprising: a seal housing defining a central axis, the seal housing having an inner wall and an outer wall, the inner wall defining an opening along the central axis; a rotatable head mounted to the seal housing; at least one finger pivotally mounted to the rotatable head,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249523 - Surgical access port and associated introducer mechanism: A surgical portal assembly includes a portal member adapted for positioning within a tissue tract and defining a longitudinal axis with leading and trailing ends. The portal member includes at least one longitudinal port for passage of an object. The portal member comprises a compressible material adapted to transition between... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249524 - Foam port and introducer assembly: A surgical portal and introducer assembly includes an introducer defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passageway and a portal member positionable within the longitudinal passageway of the introducer. The portal member is adapted for positioning within a tissue tract and has at least one longitudinal port for passage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100249526 - Access device with insert: Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor and a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings is disclosed. The insert can be in the form of an insert assembly including multiple... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100249525 - Devices and methods for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for accessing a body cavity. In general, a surgical access device is provided that can include a retractor that forms a working channel through tissue, a seal housing for sealing the working channel and/or forming a seal around an instrument inserted therethrough, and a flexible... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100249527 - Hand access laparoscopic device: The invention relates to a hand access laparoscopy device having a gelcap, a retainer, a sleeve and a retention ring. The gelcap includes gel that is bonded to a cap. The cap includes an inner cylindrical wall to which the gel in bonded, thereby providing a sealing area between the... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100249528 - Film illumination system: An illuminator film system may include one or more pre-cut sections of optical film applied to a waveguide to allow light to exit the waveguide through the film in a predetermined manner. The one or more pre-cut sections may be removed and reapplied during a procedure to redirect the light.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100249536 - Apparatus and method for monitoring and communicating wellness parameters of ambulatory patients: The monitoring device incorporates transducing devices for converting the desired measured parameters into electrical signals capable of being processed by a local computer or microprocessor system. The device interacts with the ambulatory patient and then, via a modem or other electronic communication device, transmits the measured parameters to a computer... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Attn: MnIPDocket

20100249537 - Apparatus and method for simultaneously measuring bio signals: An apparatus and method for simultaneously measuring at least two different bio signals without interference are provided. The apparatus includes a stimulus signal generating unit generating the stimulus signal to be applied to a human body, a sensing unit contacting the human body, including a plurality of electrodes to which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249530 - Bolus estimator with image capture device: A method of providing bolus dosage recommendations for diabetics includes receiving an image of a meal to be consumed by a user. The image is analyzed to identify at least one food item in the image. A bolus dosage recommendation is calculated based on the identified at least one food... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100249531 - Medical health information system: A system and method determine and report a potential for development by a patient of disease and adverse health conditions. The method includes receiving patient phenotype data. The phenotype data can include, but is not limited to, biometric data specific to the patient, medical claims data specific to the patient,... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20100249532 - Method and apparatus for sensory field assessment: A method for assessing the function of at least one sensory field of a subject, and apparatus and systems for carrying out the method, the method comprising: using a display, presenting stimuli to selected locations of the sensory field, the selected locations being centred at points on a sampling grid... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100249529 - Pain monitoring apparatus and methods thereof: A system for monitoring patient control analgesia (PCA) is provided. The system is used with or without a web page at bedside or a remote end. With the system, patients obtain good pain caring; doctors are provided with abundant reference data; and vendors get controls on device logistics.... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100249533 - System and method for an orthopedic data repository and registry: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis. The system comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100249534 - System and method for an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry for efficacy: A system (1100) is provided to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100249535 - System and method for an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry for recall: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100249542 - Apparatus and method for detection of syncopes: Apparatus for detecting impending vasovagal syncopes includes a plurality of ECG sensors (12), one of which is located close to the heart and a remote pulse sensor (22) located away from the heart. A processing unit (30) measures the pulse transit time for a pulse to travel from the heart... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249540 - Medical monitoring system with open device architecture: According to embodiments, systems and methods for monitoring multiple physiological parameters made available by multiple sensors positioned on a patient are provided. The system may include a plurality of sensors, a multi-parameter monitor and a plurality of displays. The monitor may include a plurality of sensor interfaces, a multi-parameter processor... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249539 - Method and apparatus for determining an indicator of autonomic nervous system state: A method and apparatus for determining an indicator of the level of nociception of a subject are disclosed. A parameter indicative of sympathetical activation in a subject is generated. To tackle inter-subject variability and to maintain low measurement delay with the help of reduced computational effort, changes in the parameter... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100249541 - Methods and apparatus for processing physiological data acquired from an ambulatory physiological monitoring unit: A physiologic monitoring system and corresponding methods provide rapid and detailed analysis of data for one or more physiologic parameters to achieve a quick and accurate medical diagnosis. An ambulatory physiological monitoring unit acquires physiologic data, automatically analyzes it to detect an event, and transmits information regarding the event and... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100249538 - Presentation measure using neurographics: Presentation of materials such as advertising and marketing materials is evaluated and/or dynamically modified using neurographical data. User images, video, and audio, etc. are analyzed when a user is presented with stimulus materials. User data such as a user image is matched with a neurographical aggregate to identify user information... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100249543 - Systems and methods for monitoring pain management: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249544 - Systems and methods for monitoring pain management: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249545 - Remote delivery and monitoring of health care: Various embodiments for providing remote delivery and monitoring of health care are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for providing unmanned medical care in remote areas to a patient is provided. A container is adapted for transport using a standardized shipping mechanism. The container is adapted to provide remote delivery... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100249546 - Apparatus for non-invasive spectroscopic measurement of analytes, and method of using the same: An apparatus for spectroscopic evaluation of a subject's body fluids may be used at the interstitial region adjacent to or in between a subject's extremities using a spectroscopic probe. The spectroscopic probe may possess one or more of the movements such as rotational, translational, and/or vertical freedom necessary for the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100249547 - Vitro determination of analyte levels within body fluids: A reagentless whole-blood analyte detection system that is capable of being deployed near a patient has a source capable of emitting a beam of radiation that includes a spectral band. The whole-blood system also has a detector in an optical path of the beam. The whole-blood system also has a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249548 - Ocular sensor for the detection of an analyte in eye water: An ocular sensor (110) is proposed for verification of at least one analyte in an eye fluid. The ocular sensor (110) is composed of at least one sensor material which is designed to change at least one optical characteristic in the presence of the at least one analyte. Furthermore, the... Agent: Fanelli Strain & Haag PLLC

20100249549 - Indicating the accuracy of a physiological parameter: This disclosure describes systems and methods for displaying information that describes the accuracy of estimated values of physiological parameters. As part of the process of estimating a physiological parameter, the data used for the estimation are further analyzed to determine one or more statistical parameters indicative of the accuracy of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249550 - Method and apparatus for optical filtering of a broadband emitter in a medical sensor: A system and method for determining physiological parameters of a patient based on light transmitted through the patient. The light may be transmitted via a broadband light source and received by a detector The light may also be optically filtered by an optical filter of either the light source or... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249551 - System and method for generating corrective actions correlated to medical sensor errors: A system and method for determining physiological parameters of a patient as well as errors based on light transmitted through the patient. Based on the received light, a most likely type of error may be determined, as well as one or more most likely actions to be undertaken to correct... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249553 - Electroadhesive medical devices: A method and system for attaching medical devices to a patient are provided. In accordance with an embodiment, a medical device is formed with or is coupled to an attachment structure including a plurality of electrodes capable of generating differential voltages at adjacent electrodes, to thereby provide electrostatic adhesion with... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249554 - Medical sensor with compressible light barrier and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a medical sensor assembly may include compressible light barriers configured to prevent undesired light from being detected. The compressible light barriers may protrude from the surface of the sensor. However, when applied to the tissue, the compressible light barriers may be compressed to the point of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249552 - System and method for wirelessly powering medical devices: A system and method for the wirelessly charging of a power source of a pulse oximeter. The pulse oximeter may include an inductively coupled conductor. The inductively coupled conductor may be coupled to the power source and the inductively coupled conductor may wirelessly receive an electromagnetic charging signal. Based on... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249555 - Systems and methods for monitoring pain management: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249556 - Systems and methods for monitoring pain management: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for monitoring pain management using measurements of physiological parameters based on a PPG signal. A reference physiological parameter may be compared against a later measurement to identify a change in condition that may indicate a pain management problem.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249557 - Medical sensor with flexible components and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a hat-based or headband sensor assembly may include thin or flexible optical sensing components, such as optical fibers or ultra thin emitters or detectors. In embodiments, the sensor assembly may be a hat-based sensor that includes a gripping region, for example on the inside of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249558 - Hypodermic optical monitoring of bodily analyte: Disclosed is a skin adherable device for monitoring analytes in interstitial fluid. The device includes an electromagnetic radiation emitting source and a transmitter for transmitting the electromagnetic radiation between the electromagnetic radiation emitting source and the interstitial fluid. The device further includes a detector, operating electronics and a power supply.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100249559 - Medical device for assessing intravascular blood volume and technique for using the same: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for determining a physiologic parameter of a patient. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for correcting a pulse oximetry plethysmographic waveform variability measurement based on parameters that may influence the waveform variability. The corrected measurement... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100249560 - Oxygen sensor: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for determining oxygen in a sample, or in a subject. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to an article exhibiting a determinable feature responsive to oxygen, such as oxygen-sensitive particles. The particles may exhibit a determinable change with... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100249565 - Analyte sensor introducer and methods of use: Method and apparatus for providing an introducer for transcutaneous placement of at least a portion of an analyte sensor through the skin of a patient is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100249566 - Interactive device for monitoring and reporting glucose levels with integrated atomic clock module: An apparatus for determining the amount of glucose in a patient comprising a CPU for receipt and analysis of data; a glucose testing means for testing the amount of glucose in the patient's blood, providing patient data to the CPU, and determining the amount; a storage means for storing data... Agent: Stein Law, P.C.

20100249561 - Lqg artificial pancreas control system and related method: The invention relates to a methods and systems for determining an insulin dosing recommendation. The invention employs Linear Quadratic methodology to determine the insulin dosing recommendation based on a patient's present physiological state, which is estimated by an adaptive filter methodology employing a dynamic model, which utilizes real-time measurements of... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca + Quigg LLP

20100249567 - Manual device for examining a body fluid: The present invention provides a portable blood sugar measuring device comprising a tape unit for winding a test tape forward in sections, a detection unit for detecting measured values on the sections of tape to which body fluid has been applied, and a housing to hold the tape unit and... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20100249564 - Prediction method of concentration fluctuation of measurement target components in blood using area under blood concentration time curve, and device therefor: The invention provides A method for predicting a concentration fluctuation of a measurement target component in the blood, comprising steps of: obtaining an initial value of the amount relating to the measurement target component in a subject; obtaining, as a first measurement value, a value of an area under the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249563 - Puncture device and in vivo component measurement system: A puncture device which punctures a skin of a subject for extracting a tissue fluid from a puncture site of the subject. The puncture device included a timer; a notifying section which notifies a user that specific time measured by the time has passed; a puncture mechanism which punctuates the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249562 - Ultrasonic imaging device: Various embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for multimodal functional imaging based upon photoacoustic and laser optical scanning microscopy. In particular, at least one embodiment of the present invention utilizes a contact lens in combination with an ultrasound transducer for purposes of acquiring photoacoustic microscopy data. Traditionally... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100249568 - Medical devices having an atraumatic distal tip segment: A kit for the diagnosis or treatment of tissue in a body cavity includes an introducer and a catheter insertable through the lumen of the introducer having a proximal segment, a working segment and a flexible distal tip segment. The flexible distal tip segment is located adjacent the distal end... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100249569 - Non-contact ultrasonic tonometer: A non-contact ultrasonic tonometer for measuring an intraocular pressure of an examinee's eye in non-contact manner by use of an ultrasonic wave, comprises: an ultrasonic transducer including a transmitter which emits an ultrasonic transmission pulse wave to the eye and a receiver which detects an ultrasonic reflection pulse wave from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100249570 - Three-dimensional photoacoustic imager and methods for calibrating an imager: A photoacoustic imaging apparatus is provided for medical or other imaging applications and also a method for calibrating this apparatus. The apparatus employs a sparse array of transducer elements and a reconstruction algorithm. Spatial calibration maps of the sparse array are used to optimize the reconstruction algorithm. The apparatus includes... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100249571 - Surgical navigation system with wireless magnetoresistance tracking sensors: A surgical navigation system having one or more wireless magnetoresistance sensors, where the sensors have the noise and dynamic range appropriate for position and orientation tracking. The surgical navigation system comprising at least one wireless magnetoresistance reference sensor rigidly attached to at least one anatomical reference of a patient, at... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100249572 - Mri involving forwardly and reversely polarised rf excitation: The invention relates to a system (1) for MR imaging of a body (14) placed in an examination volume (7). The system (1) comprises means (2) for establishing a substantially homogeneous main magnetic field in the examination volume, means (3, 4, 5) for generating switched magnetic field gradients superimposed upon... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249573 - Brain function decoding process and system: The present invention provides a process of correlating cognitive response to a stimulus by collecting neural activity data from one or more subjects while the subject is exposed to a stimulus. A unique three-dimensional cognitive engram representative of the neural activity caused by the stimulus is then plotted. A unique... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100249574 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a data acquisition unit and an image generating unit. The data acquisition unit sets a delay time from a reference wave based on heart rate information or peripheral pulse wave information previously acquired from an object and acquires MR signals by an imaging scan... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100249575 - Support component for use in imaging by magnetic resonance and x-ray: A structural support component such as a head clamp for use in imaging of a part of a patient using Magnetic Resonance and X-ray imaging is formed of different materials each of which has an Aluminum equivalence factor of less than 10 mm and generally less than 6 mm and... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100249578 - Arrangement and method for determining the spatial distribution of magnetic particles: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for determining the spatial distribution of magnetic particles in an examination area. Magnetic field means are used to generate a spatially inhomogeneous gradient magnetic field with at least one region with a low field strength, in which the magnetization of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249576 - Devices, systems, and methods of tracking anatomical features: Devices, systems, and methods of tracking one or more anatomical features of a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of tracking anatomical features of a patient includes introducing a first implantable magnetic source into a patient's body, fixedly securing the magnetic source to a first anatomical feature, and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100249577 - Synergistic electromagnetic tracking with tms systems: A system for tracking the location of a magnetic stimulation coil.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100249579 - Systems and methods for modeling both unobstructed and obstructed portions of a catheter: Electrical mapping system and methods are disclosed for modeling both unobstructed and obstructed portions of a catheter. An exemplary system includes a catheter body comprising a distal portion and a proximal portion, the catheter body supporting a plurality of electrodes electrically connected to an output device. The system also includes... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100249580 - Image diagnosis support device and image diagnosis support program: An image diagnosis support device 10 of the present invention includes an image acquisition section 61 which acquires a tomographic image including a desired organ of an object from a medical image scanning apparatus 2 or a magnetic disk 13; a reference region extraction section 62 which extracts a reference... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100249581 - Surgical navigation system component fault interfaces and related processes: Devices and processes for use in computer aided or computer navigated surgery include one or more fault interfaces interposed between an indicium and an item to be used during surgery such as a body part, tool, implant, trial or other structure or component. After the indicia have been registered into... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100249582 - System and method for automatic trigger-roi detection and monitoring during bolus tracking: A method for bolus tracking includes acquiring one or more baseline images. One or more trigger regions are automatically established within the baseline images. A bolus is administered. The automatically established trigger regions are monitored for bolus arrival at the one or more trigger regions. Bolus arrival at a volume... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100249583 - Universal intraoperative radiation detection probe: A radiation-detecting probe instrument has a forward working portion housing a radiation detector and a rearward user directed portion, and is in communication with a control assembly for processing and outputting signals received from the radiation detector correlative to a located radionuclide source emitting energy above about 80 KeV. The... Agent: Mueller And Smith, Lpa Mueller-smith Building

20100249584 - Ventilation apparatus for pulmonary scintigraphy: A ventilation apparatus (1) for pulmonary scintigraphy, having an inhalation collector (10) to which an element of inhalation (20), a feed duct (31), defining a flow of marked aerosol (55), and an outlet duct (32), for disposal of exhaled flow and any aerosol surplus, are connected. The feeding air may... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100249587 - Angiographic injector and injection method: An angiographic injector system includes a manifold and valve which selectively connects either a syringe pump or a low pressure system to a catheter which is inserted into a patient. The valve is normally biased to a state which connects the low pressure system to the catheter for pressure monitoring,... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100249586 - Fluid delivery system with multi-dose fluid source: A fluid delivery system (400A) is generally directed to allowing fluid sources or other fluid delivery components to be reused with multiple fluid targets (318), and includes at least one fluid source (314) fluidly interconnectable with at least one sterilization zone (316) and at least one fluid target (318). This... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100249585 - Power injector syringe mounting system: The disclosed embodiments provide for a syringe mount for a medical fluid power injector. The syringe mount is designed to hold a syringe so that a drive of the medical fluid power injector can move a plunger of the syringe to expel medical fluid from the syringe. The syringe mount... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100249588 - Systems and methods for making and using intravascular imaging systems with multiple pullback rates: A method of performing an intravascular imaging procedure includes inserting an imager at a first end of a survey region of patient vasculature to be imaged. The survey region is imaged to obtain a set of first images while pulling back the imager from the first end of the survey... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100249589 - System and method for functional ultrasound imaging: A system and method for functional ultrasound imaging are provided. The method includes obtaining ultrasound image data acquired from a multi-plane imaging scan of an imaged object. The ultrasound image data defines a plurality of image planes. The method also includes determining functional image information for the imaged object from... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100249590 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and ultrasonic image generating method: The composite wave obtained by combining a fundamental wave having the center frequency f1 and a fundamental wave having the center frequency f2 is transmitted at least twice for each scanning line while performing phase modulation, and received an echo signal corresponding to each transmission for each scanning line. An... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100249594 - Iterative time delay values for ultrasound beamforming: An iterative method of computing time delay values for ultrasound receive beamforming. Sensing signals are generated by transducer elements in a transducer array which detect reflected sound waves from a target tissue region for a time sample (n) for a first focal point and at a later time sample (n+1)... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100249595 - System and method for automatic calibration of tracked ultrasound: A system and method of tracking ultrasound transducers or probes (12) with spatial localizers (16) achieves automatic calibration with a minimum addition of hardware to that required by earlier systems. An image-based tracking algorithm localizes control points in an image space (I). An unlimited number of points can then be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249592 - System and method for compensating for motion when displaying ultrasound motion tracking information: A system and method for compensating for motion with displaying ultrasound motion tracking information are provided. The method includes obtaining ultrasound image data of an imaged object and determining motion tracking information based on the ultrasound image data. The method further includes compensating for motion of the imaged object based... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100249591 - System and method for displaying ultrasound motion tracking information: A system and method for displaying ultrasound motion tracking information are provided. The method includes obtaining three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound image data of a scanned object. The 3D ultrasound image data includes motion tracking information. The method further includes transforming the 3D ultrasound image data with the motion tracking information to... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100249593 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method, and computer program product: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a first storage unit configured to store three-dimensional image data acquired by measuring the organ; a second storage unit configured to store a region name in association with a display method, the region name being the name of a region of the organ and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100249596 - Receive beamformer for ultrasound having delay value sorting: A method of processing ultrasound signals received from a plurality of data channels each associated with a transducer element. A sorted delay data table having sorted delay data is generated that includes a channel identifier, a fractional delay value, and integer delay value. The sorted delay data table clusters together... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100249597 - Method and system for imaging vessels: A method and system of imaging of a vessel is provided. The system can include a matrix transducer array (120) for transmitting ultrasonic waves into a region of a body having a vessel and receiving echoes in response, where the echoes are associated with blood flow through the vessel; and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249599 - Systems and methods for making and using an imaging core of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system: An imaging assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes a catheter, an imaging core, and at least one transducer conductor. The imaging core is insertable into the catheter and extendable from a distal end of the catheter. The imaging core includes a rotatable magnet, a tilted reflective surface, and at... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100249600 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic probe system: An ultrasonic probe that can be used in various stiles depending on cases. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting ultrasonic waves according to drive signals, and receiving ultrasonic echoes to output reception signals; a signal processing unit for performing signal processing on the reception signals outputted from... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100249598 - Ultrasound probe with replaceable head portion: An ultrasound probe includes a transducer comprising an array of transducer elements removably disposed in a head portion. At least one or more stages of electronic circuit units is removably coupled to the transducer and configured to excite the transducer. A handle portion is detachably coupled to the head portion.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100249601 - Medical device with means to improve transmission of torque along a rotational drive shaft: The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe/medical device having a frictional element integrated therewith for reducing non-uniform rotational distortion near the distal end of a medical device, such as an imaging probe which undergoes rotational movement during scanning of surrounding tissue in bodily lumens and cavities.... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20100249605 - Harmonic cmut devices & fabrication methods: Harmonic capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (“cMUT”) devices and fabrication methods are provided. In a preferred embodiment, a harmonic cMUT device generally comprises a membrane having a non-uniform mass distribution. A mass load positioned along the membrane can be utilized to alter the mass distribution of the membrane. The mass load... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100249603 - Systems and methods for making and using a motor distally-positioned within a catheter of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system: A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes an imaging core configured and arranged for inserting into a distal end of a lumen of a catheter. The imaging core includes at least one transducer mounted to a driveshaft and configured and arranged for transforming applied electrical signals to acoustic... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100249604 - Systems and methods for making and using a motor distally-positioned within a catheter of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system: An imaging core, that is configured and arranged for insertion into a catheter, includes a mirror disposed at a distal end of a rotatable driveshaft; a motor coupled to the driveshaft and including a rotatable magnet and at least two magnetic field windings disposed around at least a portion of... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100249602 - Ultrasound catheter housing with electromagnetic shielding properties and methods of manufacture: An ultrasound catheter housing with electromagnetic shielding properties and methods of manufacturing is provided. The ultrasound catheter housing comprises a an inner thin wall polymer tube extruded using an ultrasonically transparent polymer, a thin metalized layer deposited on the outer surface of the inner tube, and an outer thin wall... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100249606 - Method and device for reconstructing a fluorescence image of the interior of a turbid medium: A method for reconstructing a fluorescence image of the interior of a turbid medium is provided. Initial Green's functions for the light propagation in the turbid medium for irradiation light are calculated from the diffusion equation based on an initial assumption for the optical properties of the turbid medium. Optical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100249609 - Measurement of neural functionality using phase sensitive optical coherence reflectometry: Optical methods, devices, and systems for noninvasively detecting transient surface displacements in a neuron are disclosed. Methods, devices, and systems provided may employ a phase-sensitive optical low coherence reflectometer. In addition, surface displacements due to action potential propagation in neural tissues may be detected in some embodiments using back-reflected light.... Agent: Volcano At Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100249610 - Modular headrest and multi-light apparatus: A multi-light apparatus (10) for primary use in dental or medicinal operatory workspaces and for interconnection with a modular operating chair (12), so as to form the headrest thereof, preferably includes first and second radiation sources (36,72) and a selection mechanism (70) for selecting a desired radiation source, a rigidly... Agent: Gerhard P. Shipley

20100249608 - Optical examination device, system and method: As part of an examination device, an input or output optical coupler device for transmitting photons between an optical source or detector and an examined body part includes an array of optical fibers with end portions freely protruding as cantilevers from a support. The optical fibers have the end portions... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC

20100249607 - Quantitative spectroscopic imaging: The present invention relates to a fully quantitative spectroscopy imaging instrument for wide area detection of early cancer (dysplasia). This instrument provides quantitative maps of tissue biochemistry and morphology, making it a powerful surveillance tool for objective early cancer detection. The design, construction, calibration, and diagnostics applications of this system... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100249611 - respiratory signal processing method: This Invention relates to a respiratory signal processing method, including the following steps: A. Obtain the respiratory physiological signals by means of a specific respiratory circuit, AD collects and obtains the respiratory digital signals and applies the data preprocessing to such signals; B. Convert frequency spectrum of the preprocessed respiratory... Agent: Garcia-zamor Intellectual Property Law Attn: Ruy Garcia-zamor

20100249612 - Flow estimation: Method and apparatus are provided for computing signals related to cardiac output from physiologic input signals related to circulatory pressures or flows. Method and apparatus are provided for constructing a transforming filter and applying said filter to the physiologic input signals in order to obtain a signal proportional to phasic... Agent: Technology Licensing Office Masachusetts Institute Of Technology

20100249613 - Massage apparatus and massage program: A massage apparatus includes: a massage unit configured to massage a user; a biological information acquisition unit configured to acquire biological information of the user; a stress estimation unit configured to estimate a degree of stress of the user based on the biological information acquired by the biological information acquisition... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20100249615 - Blood pressure monitor: A blood pressure monitor includes a cuff to be wound around a living body of a subject, a measuring unit for measuring blood pressure with said cuff wound around the living body of said subject, a detecting unit for detecting an inclination angle of said cuff, a specifying unit for... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100249614 - System and method for a non-invasive blood pressure measurement: A method of measuring blood pressure of a patient is provided. The method comprises inflating a blood pressure cuff to a user selectable target pressure and subsequently further inflating or deflating the blood pressure cuff in a stepwise manner by a predetermined pressure amount. At each pressure step in a... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100249616 - Nibp target inflation pressure automation using derived spo2 signals: A method and system for operating a non-invasive blood pressure monitor that utilizes an SpO2 plethysmograph waveform to determine the initial inflation pressure for the NIBP monitor. A pulse sensor is placed on the patient's limb distal to the blood pressure cuff and provides a pulse waveform to the NIBP... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100249617 - Apparatus for determining blood pressure: An apparatus for determining the blood pressure of a patient which allows the patient to first measure his measured blood pressure using a blood pressure measuring device and then, at a later time, estimate his current blood pressure using a blood pressure calculating device that includes a mathematical model for... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100249618 - Method of manufacturing core of cuff for blood pressure meter and cuff for blood pressure meter: A cuff for blood pressure meter (1) has an air bag (12), and a core (2) disposed outside the air bag (12). The core (2) includes a flexible sheet-like first core (21) and a second core (22) which is formed into a curved shape and which is attached to and... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100249619 - Physical fitness level determining apparatus, method and mobile terminal apparatus: An apparatus for determining physical fitness levels, includes: a pulse measuring unit which measures a pulse rate of a user at rest; a measurement processor which acquires a pulse rate ratio of the pulse rate relative to a maximum pulse rate which is determined by an actual age of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100249621 - Blood fluidity measurement apparatus and blood fluidity measurement method: Deformability of blood cells is quantified in a short time. A blood fluidity measurement apparatus is provided with a TV camera which photographs a stream of blood in either two areas of the internal area, entrance area, and exit area of a gate, an image processing part which calculates the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100249620 - Use of blood flow parameters to determine the propensity for atherothrombosis: A method for determination of the risk of atherothrombosis that includes determining blood shear stress based on blood viscosity and comparing the blood shear stress to a critical threshold blood shear stress indicative of the propensity of plaque to rupture.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100249624 - Device for analyzing quality of sleep: The present invention relates to a device for analyzing quality of sleep, which contains multiple electrode patches attached to human body and an electro-cardio measurement unit connected with the electrode patches. The device of the present invention provides an electro-cardio signal by the multiple electrode patches attached to human body... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100249622 - Location and displaying an ischemic region for ecg diagnostics: A method for locating an ischemic region in the heart of a subject includes establishing three dimensional coordinates axes with respect to the torso of the subject as a reference; establishing as a reference a multi-dimensional representation of the heart defining at least three dimensional coordinate axes of the heart,... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100249623 - Non-linear filtering for the reconstruction of a surface electrocardiogram from an endocardial electrogram: An active medical device using non-linear filtering for the reconstruction of a surface electrocardiogram (ECG) from an endocardial electrogram (EGM) is disclosed. The device for the reconstruction of the surface ECG comprises: a plurality of inputs, receiving a corresponding plurality of EGM signals from endocardial or epicardial electrogram (x1[n], x2[n])... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100249625 - Ambulatory and centralized processing of a physiological signal: A machine-implemented method including obtaining physiological signal data for a living being and performing a first analysis of the physiological signal data at a processing device local to the living being and remote from a central processing device. The method further includes transmitting from the processing device data associated with... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100249627 - Detecting a condition of a patient using a probability-correlation based model: Techniques are described for detecting a condition of a patient using a probability-correlation based model that integrates a plurality of parameters associated with the condition. A medical device that operates in accordance with the techniques obtains a plurality of parameters associated with the condition of the patient. The medical device... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100249626 - Discriminating between tachycardias of ventricular origin and supra entricular origin, methods and apparatus: An active medical device able to discriminate between tachycardias of ventricular origin and of supra-ventricular origin. Two distinct temporal components (UnipV, BipV) are obtained corresponding to two EGM signals of ventricular electrograms. The diagnosis operates in at least two-dimensional space to determine, from the variations of one temporal component as... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100249628 - Extraction of heart inter beat interval from multichannel measurements: A monitoring apparatus comprising a multichannel pressure sensing sensor for measuring a ballistocardiographic signal of a human body is disclosed. The monitoring apparatus also comprises means for selecting a time window for heart inter beat interval including two consecutive heart beats to be estimated, defining a spectrum for the ballistocardiographic... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100249629 - Segmenting a cardiac acoustic signal: The invention relates to segmentation of cardiac acoustic signals, such as the heart sound signal, based on statistical algorithms. A duration-dependent Hidden Markov Model is disclosed which models the shifting states of the heart, based on the cardiac acoustic signal and the time spent in the given states relating to... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100249630 - Systems and methods for respiratory rate measurement: A radar-based physiological motion sensor is disclosed. Doppler-shifted signals can be extracted from the signals received by the sensor. The Doppler-shifted signals can be digitized and processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in one or more subjects. The information can include respiratory rates, heart rates, waveforms... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249631 - Respiratory waveform analyzer: A respiratory waveform analyzer, operable to analyze a respiratory waveform, which is generated based on a temporal change of a concentration of a component in respiratory gas of a subject, includes: a respiratory gas concentration generator which generates a concentration signal based on an output signal from a sensor that... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100249632 - Method and system of monitoring respiratory signal by radio: A method and system is provided for monitoring a respiratory signal by radio. The method includes the steps of converting a change in electric resistance, which is caused by a change in abdominal circumference measured through a rubber waistband that is made of conductive rubber and is mounted on a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100249633 - Systems and methods for determining regularity of respiration: A radar-based physiological motion sensor is disclosed. Doppler-shifted signals can be extracted from the signals received by the sensor. The Doppler-shifted signals can be digitized and processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in one or more subjects. The information can include respiratory rates, heart rates, waveforms... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249634 - Mouthpiece and airway congestion monitoring system: A congestion monitoring system includes a generally cylindrical, hollow form to channel a patient's breath, a flow restriction within the hollow form, and a pair of air ports. One of the air ports is located on the hollow form at a first side of the flow restriction, and the other... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100249635 - Hearing screening system for a subject or a patient, and a method for hearing screening: An auditory stimulus device in a first aspect for applying an auditory stimulus to at least one ear of a subject; at least three electrodes for electrically connecting to at least three different positions on a head of the subject for measuring respective potential changes in response to the auditory... Agent: Thorne & Halajian, LLP

20100249638 - Neurodiagnostic monitoring and display system: A process for analysing an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal representative of activity of a brain of a subject, including: (i) generating coefficient data for a signal representation of a portion of the EEG signal; (ii) generating, based on the coefficient data, cortical state data representing the brain's receptivity to subcortical input... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20100249636 - Personalized stimulus placement in video games: A system analyzes neuro-response measurements from subjects exposed to video games to identify neurologically salient locations for inclusion of stimulus material and personalized stimulus material such as video streams, advertisements, messages, product offers, purchase offers, etc. Examples of neuro-response measurements include Electroencephalography (EEG), optical imaging, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100249637 - Systems, devices, and methods for treating restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder: Systems, devices, and methods for treating restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder that may include sleeve apparatus and vibration apparatus to stimulate the limb(s) of a subject.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100249639 - Airway management devices, endoscopic conduits, surgical kits, and methods of using the same: One aspect of the invention provides an airway management device including: an endotracheal tube having a proximal end and a distal end and a sheath adjacent to the endotracheal tube. The sheath includes a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the endotracheal tube extends beyond the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100249640 - Method of analyzing body composition with measurement of voltage signals at multiple positions of body: A method of analyzing a composition of a human body having a plurality of body segments is disclosed. The method can include applying a current signal to a body. The method can further include simultaneously measuring a plurality of voltage signals from a plurality of measuring positions of the body... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249641 - Method of analyzing body composition with measurement of voltage signals at multiple positions of body: A method of analyzing a composition of a human body having a plurality of body segments is disclosed. The method can include applying a current signal to a body. The method can further include simultaneously measuring a plurality of voltage signals from a plurality of measuring positions of the body... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249642 - Method of analyzing body composition with measurement of voltage signals at multiple positions of body: A method of analyzing a composition of a human body having a plurality of body segments is disclosed. The method can include applying a current signal to a body. The method can further include simultaneously measuring a plurality of voltage signals from a plurality of measuring positions of the body... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100249643 - Apparatus and method for performing nerve conduction studies with localization of evoked responses: An apparatus and method for detecting physiological function, for example, nerve conduction, is described. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a housing including a stimulator shaped to fit a first anatomical site and a detector shaped to fit a second anatomical site. The housing automatically positions the detector substantially adjacent... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100249644 - System and methods for performing dynamic pedicle integrity assessements: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing dynamic pedicle integrity assessments involving the use of neurophysiology.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100249645 - Method of determining body exit of an ingested capsule: A method of determining body exit of an ingestible capsule comprising the steps of providing (40) an ingestible capsule (20) having a pressure sensor (23), having (41) a subject ingest the capsule, recording (42a) measurements from the pressure sensor as the capsule passes through at least an end portion of... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100249646 - Specimen collection bag: A specimen collection bag includes a flexible bag with a bottom end and a mouth end. A sleeve extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the mouth end. The sleeve is adapted to receive the jaws of a grasping tool that are movable between a closed position... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100249648 - Biopsy apparatus and biopsy method: A biopsy apparatus has a biopsy needle, which faces a radiation reception surface of a radiation detector and is held obliquely to the radiation reception surface by a biopsy needle holding mechanism. The biopsy apparatus includes a radiographic image capturing apparatus for capturing two radiographic images. One of the two... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249647 - Radiographic image capturing apparatus, biopsy apparatus, radiographic image capturing method, and biopsy method: A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a radiation source for applying a radiation to an object to be examined, a radiation detector for detecting the radiation which has passed through the object and converting the detected radiation into a radiographic image, a positional information acquiring unit for acquiring positional information... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100249649 - Method and apparatus for simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical samples: A combination exo-endocervical sampling device includes a shaft that includes a first end opposite a second end, and a combination exo-endocervical sampler configured to simultaneously collect endocervical cells and exocervical cells. The combination exo-endocervical sampler is coupled to the second end and includes a pair of opposing wings disposed transverse... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100249650 - Puncture set: A puncture set includes a puncture needle unit and puncture device. The puncture needle unit includes a puncture needle and a tubular casing, with the puncture needle having a needle hub and a needle body possessing a needle point. The tubular casing movably receives the puncture needle and has an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100249651 - Puncture device and fine pore formation method: A puncture device includes a piston, wherein the needle is to be attached to a distal end of the piston; a drive spring which has one end capable of contacting a proximal end of the piston, and moves the piston in a specific direction toward the skin; and a first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100249653 - Devices and methods for expression of bodily fluids from an incision: Systems and methods for the expression of bodily fluid from an incision in the skin include devices which bear against the skin in a manner to retain the fluid adjacent the incision site and urge the fluid inwardly toward the incision. Systems utilize a constricting member, a bi-stable expression member,... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100249652 - Integrated analyte devices and processes: Devices and processes for the analysis of a body fluid are provided. Embodiments include integrated devices that include two or more analyte testing components. Also provided are processes of analyte testing devices.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100249655 - Tip-shapeable guidewire: A guidewire for partial placement within a body of a patient is disclosed. The guidewire is employed to assist in the insertion of a medical device into the body, such as the placement of a catheter into the patient's vasculature. In one embodiment, the guidewire defines an elongate body that... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100249656 - Variable stiffness guidewire systems: A variable-stiffness guidewire system which comprises an elongated flexible guidewire. The guidewire has a body and a tensioning head coupled to the body. The tensioning head is slidably moveable with respect to a guidewire collar coupled to the body via a tensioning wire to adjust a stiffness of the guidewire.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100249654 - Wire guide: The present invention provides a wire guide (20) suitable for use in a body vessel, such as a peripheral vessel. The wire guide comprises a core member (22) and a first coiled member (40), each having proximal and distal ends. In one embodiment, the core member comprises at least one... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100249662 - Biological signal measuring apparatus: A biological signal measuring apparatus that is provided with an oscillatory wave detection means, an oscillatory wave period measuring part, a group memory means that is configured to collect the periodic data and to store the periodic data as a group signal, and a vibration frequency calculation means. The vibration... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100249663 - Continuous intra-abdominal pressure monitoring system: Described herein are devices, systems, kits and methods for continuously measuring intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) from a patient catheterized with a urinary catheter system Devices may include a lumen configured to connect to a pressure transducer, and a compensation chamber in fluid communication with the lumen and a urinary catheter... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100249658 - Device and method for determining force of a knee joint: An orthopaedic surgical device for determining the joint force of a patient's knee joint includes a tibial paddle shaped to be positioned in the patient's knee joint and a handle extending from the tibial paddle. The tibial paddle includes a sensor array positioned therein and configured to generate sensor signals... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100249659 - Device and method for displaying joint force data: A hand-held display module includes a housing, a display coupled to the housing, and a circuit positioned in the housing and coupled to the display. The circuit includes a receiver circuit configured to communicate with a sensor module positioned in a knee joint of a patient to receive joint force... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100249657 - Method and apparatus for aligning and securing an implant relative to a patient: A surgical apparatus includes an orientation sensor that detects an actual orientation of a surgical tool. The apparatus also includes an orientation feedback device that selectively provides an orientation feedback signal. Moreover, the apparatus includes a controller that causes the orientation feedback device to provide the orientation feedback signal when... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100249664 - Quantification of an absorber through a scattering medium: There is described a method for determining a quantitative parameter of a compound in an analysis sample, comprising: providing a scattering medium in physical contact with the analysis sample, the scattering medium having at least one layer, an index of refraction of the scattering medium being superior to an index... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100249660 - System and method for displaying joint force data: A computer assisted orthopaedic system includes a sensor module, a display, and a computer coupled to the display. The sensor module is configured to be positioned in a knee joint of a patient and transmit joint force data indicative of a joint force of the patient's knee joint. The computer... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100249665 - System and method for orthopedic distraction and cutting block: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) for separating at least two surfaces of a muscular-skeletal system. The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis. The system comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100249661 - Universal valve annulus sizing device: A device for measuring an internal dimension of a native cardiac valve annulus includes an elongated support member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. A measuring portion is coupled to the distal portion, and an indicator is coupled to the proximal portion of the support member. The measuring... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100249666 - Apparatus and method for evaluating ligaments: The present invention is generally directed to apparatuses and methods for evaluating the amount of “play” in a joint. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that quantifies the rotation of the tibia in response to a known torque. The apparatus is configured to minimize the influence of other joints... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100249667 - Device for monitoring a user's posture: A device, wearable by a user, includes: a plurality of sensors, each for providing an indication of position of at least a part of the user's body; a receiver for receiving each indication of position provided by each of the plurality of sensor elements to provide a composite position signal.... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.

  
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20100240944 - Blood pump, medical apparatus having a blood pump and method for assisting the positioning of a blood pump: The invention relates to a blood pump and a medical apparatus having a blood pump, which is provided for insertion into the heart of a patient. The blood pump has at least one imaging sensor disposed in the region of the distal end of the blood pump to obtain imaging... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100240945 - Respiratory biofeedback devices, systems, and methods: Respiratory-based biofeedback devices, systems, and methods are provided. A respiratory biofeedback method includes producing a respiratory signal in response to a user's respiratory activity, generating an audio output signal that includes a modified version of the respiratory signal, and converting the audio output signal into sound waves output to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100240946 - Tissue augmentation material and method: A permanent, biocompatible material for soft tissue augmentation. The biocompatible material comprises a matrix of smooth, round, finely divided, substantially spherical particles of a biocompatible ceramic material, close to or in contact with each other, which provide a scaffold or lattice for autogenous, three dimensional, randomly oriented, non-scar soft tissue... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100240947 - Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery: The invention, in various embodiments, provides systems, devices, and methods for treating urinary incontinence.... Agent: Bingham Mccuthen LLP

20100240948 - Male urethral prosthesis with tensioning member: The present invention provides a urethral prosthesis including a first and a second arm that join to form a junction, and a stem that is also joined to the junction. The junction is adapted to exert sufficient pressure on a portion of a patient's urethra to prevent unintentional voiding of... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100240949 - Transmembrane sensing device for sensing bladder condition: The disclosure describes a sensing device that is implantable to sense bladder conditions, as well as a neurostimulation system and method that make use of such a sensor for alleviation of urinary incontinence. The sensing device is implantable outside the bladder, but includes a lead that penetrates the bladder wall... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100240951 - Integrated handle assembly for anchor delivery system: Integrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for such purposes.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Neotract

20100240950 - Uretero-renoscope: A uretero-renoscope includes a shaft, on whose distal end an instrument head is arranged. The instrument head tapers continuously in the distal direction.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100240953 - Endoscope system, endoscope video processor and method of driving endoscope system: A light source device emits normal illumination light and special illumination light interchangeably at a charge-storage time of an imaging device. A DRP is reconfigurable between a normal image producing circuit and a special image producing circuit. A CPU instructs the reconfiguration of the DRP when detecting that a vertical... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100240952 - Endoscopy method and endoscope: With an endoscope including a long, thin inserted portion that is inserted into the body of a patient, securing means for securing the inserted portion to tissue inside the body, the securing means being provided at least at a distal-end portion of the inserted portion, an observation optical system that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100240954 - Medical device positioning system: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100240955 - Lumen probe apparatuses and methods for using the same: A probe apparatus adapted for movement through a lumen, comprising: a linearly extendible and retractable element adapted for selective extension and retraction to provide the movement; a front balloon positioned forward of the linearly extendible and retractable element and adapted for selective inflation and deflation; a rear balloon positioned backward... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100240956 - Irrigating biopsy inlet valve: A valve for use in irrigating, accessing and sealing the instrument channel of an endoscope is disclosed. The valve includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an outer circumferential surface. The second end is adapted for connection to an instrument channel inlet port. The outer circumferential... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100240957 - Access port including centering feature: An access port includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends, and an interior wall defining a longitudinal opening adapted for passage of a surgical object, an object seal disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing and being configured to create a substantially fluid-tight seal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100240958 - Surgical portal apparatus including movable housing: A surgical portal apparatus includes a housing and a cannula member. The housing includes a seal mount and a flexible housing wall. The cannula member is connected to the housing and defines a longitudinal axis and passageway. The seal mount has an internal seal. The flexible housing wall is dimensioned... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100240959 - Retractor and sealing system for surgical/non-surgical instruments: A universal retractor and sealing system used in conjunction with surgical instruments such as cannulas, endoscopes surgical or non-surgical instruments or other tools. The user manipulates the instrument so as to create a projecting surface located inside the cavity. An outward force applied to the instrument body seats the projecting... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100240960 - Flexible port seal: A flexible port seal is provided for use in single incision surgery and includes an outer seal defining a bore extending from a proximal end of the outer seal to a distal end of the outer seal. A support plate is located within the bore of the outer seal and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100240961 - Minimally invasive surgical retractor with an expanded field of vision: A surgical retractor includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a ring structure and a conical outer wall. The ring structure has a first opening and defines a first plane. The outer wall forms a second opening in communication with the first opening and extends... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100240962 - Eating utensil to monitor and regulate dietary intake: Dietary intake regulating devices that can assist a user in measuring his or her dietary intake and optionally his or her physical activity are disclosed.... Agent: BoswellIPLaw

20100240965 - Minimally-invasive measurement of esophageal inflammation: The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to monitor inflammation of the esophagus, or to access the treatment of a disease of the esophagus. In one embodiment, the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100240964 - System and method for determining a treatment dose for a patient: In certain embodiments, a method of maintaining health of a patient uses an analyte detection system. The analyte detection system is coupled to the patient such that a bodily fluid of the patient is accessible to the analyte detection system. The method includes automatically initiating and conducting a measurement of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100240963 - System and method for verifying medical impairments: The present invention provides a method of verifying a medical impairment, comprising receiving a medical diagnosis of an injury, the numeric permanent impairment rating resulting from an evaluation of a permanent impairment, and comparing that permanent impairment rating to a statistically evaluated probable impairment rating of the injury. Depending on... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100240968 - Automatic date and time acquisition in biometric monitors: A biometric monitoring system configured for taking biometric measurements of a patient is described herein. The system can include a biometric measurement unit configured to take one or more biometric measurements and a processor coupled to the biometric measurement unit. The processor can be operable to receive the biometric measurements... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100240967 - Belt with health management function: A belt with a health management function includes a health information extraction module extracting health related information from various biomedical signals, a buckle housing the health information extraction module, and a strap connected to an end of the buckle. The health information extraction module includes a sensor module detecting various... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100240966 - Lifestyle habit improvement supporting apparatus and method thereof: The lifestyle habit improvement supporting apparatus which supports lifestyle habit improvement of a subject includes: a measurement value obtaining unit (501) which obtains a measurement value reflecting a lifestyle habit of the subject; and stage judging units (503 to 507) which judge a stage at which the subject working on... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100240970 - Method for an in vivo measurement using a device implanted in a patient, and corresponding device: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a device, which can be implanted into a patient, for an in vivo measurement. In an embodiment, the device includes a catheter for guiding a sample of the patient town analysis unit in the device. A measurement result is determined in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100240969 - Systems and methods for transdermal secretion detection: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detecting chemicals. As an example, a system is disclosed that includes a chemical sensor, a processor, and a computer readable medium. The computer readable medium includes instructions executable by the processor to: receive a plurality of outputs from the... Agent: Hamilton, Descanctis & Cha (general)

20100240971 - Integrated multimodality brain monitoring device: A device for monitoring brain parameters in a patient includes at least one central nervous system function sensor, at least one brain oxygen sensor, at least one blood flow velocity sensor, a video monitor and a computational circuit. The nervous system function sensor is configured to sense a nervous system... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC

20100240972 - Slider spot check pulse oximeter: A slider spot check pulse oximeter may include a first portion and a second portion. The first portion may include a sensor configured to monitor physiological parameters of a patient. The second portion may include a display configured to display the monitored physiological parameters. The second portion may be configured... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100240973 - Blood oximeter: The invention relates to a blood oximeter for measuring the oxygenation and at least one other parameter of flowing blood in living tissue. According to the invention, the blood oximeter comprises two lightsources (2, 3) emitting light of different wavelengths into tissue, and preferably a light detector (4) for detecting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100240974 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100240975 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100240976 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100240979 - Device and system for monitoring blood glucose levels: A device and method for transmitting blood glucose level information from user provided glucometers, said glucometers originating from different manufacturers, to a receiver constructed and arranged to monitor, and sort said information and to selectively output said information.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20100240978 - Game display of a diagnostic device and method of playing: A game display for use with a diagnostic device, such as a blood glucose measuring device, that includes a grid which defines a plurality of spaces. In use, a sample of body fluid, such as blood, is obtained and the device determines a diagnostic concentration in the sample. Once the... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20100240977 - Method for measuring the response of a tissue to an electromagnetic field: The present invention relates to a method for measuring the response of the tissue of a human or animal body to an electromagnetic field, comprising the steps of i) treatment of a skin area of said body with a topical composition comprising one or more reversible mnAChR-antagonists, ii) applying to... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100240980 - Wan-based remote mobile monitoring method and device of electrophysiological data: A WAN-based remote mobile monitoring method and device of electrophysiological data, including microprocessor circuit, electrophysiological signal sampling processing circuit, data storage circuit, image liquid crystal circuit, real-time clock, emergent calling circuit, working power supply management circuit, wireless network interface circuit, USB interface circuit, etc, has the in-built binding IP address... Agent: Cbm Patent Consulting

20100240981 - Support structure for a sensor strip and sensor strip for mounting on said support structure: The embodiments relate to a sensor strip (13) and to a flexible support strip (12) for receiving the sensor strip and for fixing the strip to a surface e.g. to the back of a test person. According to the embodiments, the sensor strip (13) has a reference point (18), (for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100240982 - System for the assessment of sleep quality in adults and children: Systems and methods for assessment of sleep quality in adults and children are provided. These techniques include an apparatus worn above the forehead containing the circuitry for collecting and storing physiological signals. The apparatus integrates with a sensor strip and a nasal mask to obtain the physiological signals for the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100240984 - Method of performing an mri reference scan: The invention relates to a method of performing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reference scan of an examination volume comprising a plurality of image points, the method being performed using a set of detector elements (142), the method comprising: phase sensitive acquisition of a first and a second complex echo... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100240983 - Multi-phase pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling: Techniques, systems and apparatus are described for magnetic resonance imaging. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system comprises a scanner comprising a magnet, gradient coils and a radio frequency (RF) system to perform various operations. The scanner can apply a gradient field and a train of RF pulses comprising more than... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100240985 - Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance arteriography using contrast agents: The present invention is a technique of, and system for, imaging vascular anatomy over distance considerably greater than the maximum practical field of view of a magnetic resonance imaging system while using substantially one contrast agent injection. The technique and system of the present invention acquires image data of a... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100240987 - Composite ophthalmic microcannula: Microcannulae are constructed with multiple components in a composite design, allowing the microcannulae to have varying mechanical and delivery properties that will enable ophthalmic treatments by minimally invasive means. The microcannula includes at least one flexible, tubular communicating element with an outer diameter of 350 microns or less, a proximal... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20100240986 - Method and apparatus for instrument placement: When delivering a therapy to a patient, such as a drug to a brain of a patient, an optimized delivery point can be selected. The optimized point can be based on physics, physiology, and pharmacology. The optimized point can be used for planning and a surgical navigation procedure.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100240988 - Computer-aided system for 360 degree heads up display of safety/mission critical data: A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating a virtual 360° HUD (Heads Up Display) with 6 degrees of freedom movement. The system includes the display, the workstation, the... Agent: Charles R. Sutton

20100240989 - Robot for computed tomography interventions: A system and method for CT guided instrument targeting including a radiolucent instrument driver; a robot and a control box. The robot includes a robotic module that positions the radiolucent driver about two directions coincident a predetermined point. The control device is connected to the robot and the radiolucent instrument... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100240990 - Diagnosis and treatment method of malignant tumours and marker compound: A method of diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumours by the steps locating an area containing of lymph systems including lymph nodes and lymph ducts draining the area around a tumour, injecting a magnetic particles containing marker compound in and around the tumour, the compound migrating into the lymph system... Agent: George A. Rolston

20100240991 - medical interface: An interface system adapted to provide a communications interface between a processing unit and one or more sensor units including a low power message channel between the processing unit and the sensor unit, which is always active, and a high speed, higher power data channel, which is active only when... Agent: Ip Manager Signostics

20100240992 - Method and apparatus for an automatic ultrasound imaging system: An ultrasound imaging system that can automatically adjust the imaging parameters based on the original or processed received echoes from the target is presented in this disclosed technology. The adjustment is done through a closed loop negative feedback control system iteratively. Imaging performance evaluation parameters calculated from the received echoes,... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100240993 - Method and medical apparatus for determining a tumor characteristic: In a method and medical apparatus to determine a tumor characteristic related to a body region of a patient, the body region is exposed to acoustic energy that mechanically irritates the body region. A first value of a characteristic value of the patient that is correlated with the irritation is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100240994 - Method and apparatus for ultrasound imaging and elasticity measurement: A method for performing ultrasound imaging and elasticity measurement, the method includes scanning an object to obtain a B-mode ultrasound image, selecting an A-mode signal from the B-mode ultrasound image, transmitting a high frame rate ultrasound signal, by a selected group of ultrasound transducers, at the selected A-mode signal location,... Agent: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

20100240995 - System and method for treating tumors: Systems and methods for treating tumors on or within internal organs of mammals that have been imaged with endoscopic ultrasound are described. The system uses an expandable bipolar electrode assembly that can be imaged by ultrasound and can penetrate, e.g., the stomach, intestine or bowel wall, etc. and be positioned... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100240997 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a centesis supporting method: An ultrasound diagnosis system and a centesis support controlling method by which positions and directions of a centesis needle traveling to a target region can accurately and easily be determined, including an MPR image data generating unit which generates target image data by setting a prescribed target MPR plane on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100240996 - Valve assessment from medical diagnostic imaging data: Heart valve operation is assessed with patient-specific medical diagnostic imaging data. To deal with the complex motion of the passive valve tissue, a hierarchal model is used. Rigid global motion of the overall valve, non-rigid local motion of landmarks of the valve, and surface motion of the valve are modeled... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100240998 - Method and apparatus for using single crystal piezoelectric material in an ultrasound probe: A method for forming an acoustical stack for an ultrasound probe comprises partly dicing a single crystal piezoelectric material to form single crystal pieces that are partly separated by a plurality of kerfs. The single crystal piezoelectric material comprises a carrier layer. The kerfs are filled with a kerf filling... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100240999 - Systems and methods for point in time measurement of physiologic motion: A radar-based physiological motion sensor is disclosed. Doppler-shifted signals can be extracted from the signals received by the sensor. The Doppler-shifted signals can be digitized and processed subsequently to extract information related to the cardiopulmonary motion in one or more subjects. The information can include respiratory rates, heart rates, waveforms... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100241000 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, method of measuring pressure gradient, and method of measuring blood vessel elasticity: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of obtaining information on a pressure gradient in a blood vessel based on only reception signals of ultrasonic echoes reflected within an object. The apparatus includes: an ultrasonic probe for outputting reception signals; a measuring unit for measuring an inside radius of a blood vessel... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100241001 - Ultrasound methods, systems and computer program products for imaging fluids: Ultrasound systems for identifying a presence of injected fluid in a region of interest are provided. The ultrasound system includes a controller configured to obtain first and second image data sets of a region of interest from an ultrasound transducer array. A decorrelation module is configured to identify a decorrelation... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100241002 - 2d ultrasound transducer for radial application and method: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for obtaining a 3D image in radial applications, typically endorectal imaging.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100241005 - Office-based system for treating uterine fibroids or other tissues with hifu: A method for treating a desired volume of tissue using HIFU or other energy modality to ablate a pattern of elemental treatment volumes each having a volume that is greater than that of the focal zone of the HIFU transducer but smaller than the overall volume of the desired treatment... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100241003 - Probe for ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A probe for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a backing layer including backing members, a first connector bonded between the backing members and including electrodes spaced from each other in an arrangement direction, and a piezoelectric member electrically connected to the electrodes. A method of manufacturing the same is also... Agent: Jones Day

20100241004 - Probe for ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A probe for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes including backing members, a first connector bonded between the backing members and including electrodes spaced from each other in an arrangement direction, a ground connector bonded between the backing members to be spaced from the first connector, and a piezoelectric member electrically... Agent: Jones Day

20100241006 - Apparatus for detecting brain conditions: Disclosed embodiments relate to an apparatus for detecting brain conditions. The apparatus for detecting brain conditions may include: a layer which is located adjacent to the brain of a living body; a light source which is formed on the layer and irradiates light to the brain; and an optical sensor... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100241007 - Precision measuring system: A non-invasive imaging and analysis method and system/apparatus suitable for non-invasive imaging and analysis of a target is disclosed. Targets include biological tissue structures or components; optical structures or components; electronic structures or components; or structures in general. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a precision optical measuring module... Agent: Josh Hogan

20100241008 - Eccentric pressure catheter with guidewire compatibility: There is herein described a catheter for measuring a pressure in a cardiovascular system. The catheter comprises: a guiding tube adapted for insertion into the cardiovascular system. The guiding tube defines a lumen for sliding a guidewire therethrough. The catheter further comprises a tip pressure sensor eccentrically mounted relative to... Agent: Benoit & Cote, S.e.n.c.

20100241010 - Complex signal demodulation and angular demodulation for non-contact vital sign detection: Methods for recovering a detected signal in non-contact vital sign detection are provided. According to one embodiment, a detected reflected signal from a non-contact vital sign detection system can be received and provided along I channel and Q channel signal lines. A complex signal S(t) can then be reconstructed from... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100241009 - Systems and methods for detecting movement of a target: A system is disclosed for wirelessly detecting movement of a target. The system comprises a reference oscillator, a transmitter, a receiver, a demodulator, and a processor, wherein: the reference oscillator generates references frequencies for the transmitter, the receiver, and the demodulator; the transmitter generates a continuous-wave signal at a frequency... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100241011 - Calibration of pulse transit time measurements to arterial blood pressure using external arterial pressure applied along the pulse transit path: An apparatus and methods for adaptive and autonomous calibration of pulse transit time measurements to obtain arterial blood pressure using arterial pressure variation. The apparatus and methods give pulse transit time (PTT) devices an ability to self-calibrate. The methods apply a distributed model with lumped parameters, and may be implemented,... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100241013 - Direct measurements of arterial pressure decoupling: Methods for monitoring central-to-peripheral arterial pressure decoupling, i.e., hyperdynamic or vasodilation conditions are described. These methods involve the comparison of parameters such as impedance, compliance, and pressure that can be determined from flow and pressure measurements at central aortic and peripheral arterial locations. The relationship between the parameters at the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100241012 - Portal vein pressure measurement using elastography: The shear stiffness of a subject's spleen is measured using elastography techniques such as ultrasound elastography or a magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) acquisition with an MRI system. A relationship between splenic shear stiffness and portal venous blood pressure is modeled and is used to calculate portal venous blood pressure non-invasively... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100241014 - Device for non-invasive measurement of blood pressure and ankle-brachial index: A device for non-invasive measurement of blood pressure includes a blood pressure cuff, a plethysmographic electrode for acquiring an impedance plethysmogram distal to the cuff and a processing device to inflate and deflate the cuff, generate the impedance plethysmogram and to determine the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. It is... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100241015 - Optical systems for diagnosing and monitoring dermal microvascular health: The invention generally relates to a device for assessing dynamic microvascular refill (DMR), a novel measure of microvascular function. Microvascular refill is determined under dynamic conditions by monitoring changes in fingernail reflectance spectra in response to small shear forces applied to the fingernail. A hemodynamic model is described to examine... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20100241016 - System for quantifying blood flow in tissue and updating tissue baseline conditions: Methods and apparatus for determining blood flow in tissue are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are used to establish a baseline for both thermal properties of the tissue and non-physiologic conditions. Periodic changes in either or both constituents of the baseline are determined and, when the changes correspond to a... Agent: James L. Neal

20100241017 - System and methods for the selective updating of heart signal parameter time series: A heart rate monitor is disclosed. The monitor generates an ST deviation time series by employing a recursive filter that is preferably an exponential average filter whose output is a weighted sum of the then existing ST time series value and current ST deviation values of analyzable beats, seats are... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100241018 - Baby monitor: This baby monitor provides monitoring of a baby's activities and vital signs from a remote location, possibly anywhere in the world. A sensor unit placed near the baby receives input from the baby, typically sound, image and vital signs such as heartbeat, respiration and temperature. Environmental conditions such as ambient... Agent: Peter Vogel

20100241019 - Exhaled breath condensate biometric marker measurement apparatus and method: The present invention includes an apparatus and a method for testing exhaled breath condensate for at least one biometric marker, including a substrate for collecting exhaled breath condensate, the substrate capable of being brought to a temperature below a dew point of vapor in exhaled breath, a collector for retaining... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100241021 - Distraction detection apparatus, distraction detection method, and computer program: The distraction detection apparatus includes: an electroencephalogram detection section for detecting an electroencephalogram signal of a driver; an arousal level estimation section for retaining a first rule of mapping parameter values of an electroencephalogram signal to arousal levels, and estimating an arousal level based on the detected electroencephalogram signal and... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100241020 - Real-time methods and systems for mapping a target region in the brain during surgery: A real-time method and system to accurately demarcate sub-territories of the subthalamic nucleus area in the brain during surgery, based on microelectrode recordings and a Hidden Markov Model. Root mean square and power spectral density of the microelectrode recordings are used to train and test Hidden Markov Model in identifying... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100241022 - apparatus and method for non-contact electrical impedance imaging: A method of electrical impedance imaging using multiple electrodes in which each of the multiple electrodes does not contact the object to be imaged but is electrically coupled to the object via electrically conductive fluid in which the object is at least partially immersed.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100241024 - Device and method for monitoring an access to a patient, in particular a vascular access in extracorporeal blood treatment: The present invention relates to a device and a method for monitoring an access to a patient, in particular a vascular access in extracorporeal blood treatment, in which a patient's blood is withdrawn from the patient via an arterial conduit and is returned to the patient via a venous conduit.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100241023 - System and method for return electrode monitoring: A detection circuit for return electrode monitoring is disclosed. The detection circuit includes a transformer operatively coupled to a pair of split electrode pads, wherein the transformer is configured to transceive a return electrode sense signal. The detection circuit also includes a first switch coupled to the transformer and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal

20100241025 - Cold reflex tester: The cold reflex tester of the present invention may include a cold stimulator for applying a cold stimulus to the subject's body being in contact with the cold stimulator by maintaining a fixed low temperature based on an electrical signal applied from a controller, a blood flowmeter for measuring blood... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100241026 - Portable suction device: An improved suction apparatus, which may be used by health care providers, emergency medical teams, or a corpsmen, to remove debris, fluid and other foreign matter from the airways and/or wounds of injured persons. The suction apparatus which includes: a venturi tube having a forward end, a rear end and... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke

20100241027 - Discrete or continuous tissue capture device and method for making: Some embodiments of the invention provide an instrument for mechanically removing segments of tissue from a patient during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. An exemplary instrument provides an inlet for receiving tissue a mechanism for cutting away received tissue and for simultaneously moving the cut away tissue away from the... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20100241028 - Navigable tissue treatment tools: Tools for accessing tissue are described for use with a locatable guide of a navigation system. In preferred embodiments, said tools are attachable to a distal tip of a locatable guide, such that the location of the tool, preferably in six degrees of freedom, is known while the tool is... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100241029 - Retractable needle-safety blood sampling device: A safety device is presented for securely stowing a double sharp-ended needle. The device comprises a tubular adapter with a longitudinally-elongated channel. A needle holder is located in the channel to move from a distal orientation, in which one needle end projects from a distal adapter opening, and a proximal... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100241031 - Analyte test device integral with lancet firing mechanism: The present invention provides an analyte test device (5) for determining concentration of an analyte in a physiologic fluid. The analyte test device (5) includes a test meter (7) and a lancet device (10, 110). The lancet device (10,110) has an integral lancet (20,120), a lancet casing (40,140) and a... Agent: Lawrence Y.d. Ho & Associates Pte Ltd

20100241030 - Modified lancet carrier for single-use lancet sensor assembly: A lancet carrier for an integrated lancet sensor assembly incorporating a lance cover includes an elongated body with a bottom, an open top, a body open end and a body closed end, a lancet-receiving recess with a recess bottom surface, the recess extending between the open end and the closed... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100241032 - Method of stopping a bleeding from a fistula using a tourniquet device: A method of stopping a bleeding from a fistula situated on a limb of a patient for hemodialysis, includes: providing a tourniquet band having a blood-stopping protrusion projecting therefrom; encircling the limb of the patient with the tourniquet band to cover the fistula and pressing the fistula with the blood-stopping... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100241033 - Digit gauge for noninvasive optical sensor: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a digit gauge used to ensure the size of a patient's digit is appropriate for the medical sensor applied thereto.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100234668 - Balloon catheter and applicator with balloon catheter: The present invention relates to a balloon catheter (10) as well as an applicator (50), particularly for invasive radiotherapy. The balloon catheter (10) provides a catheter shaft (11) for introducing a probe (40), a first, outer balloon (20) and a second, inner balloon (30), disposed inside the outer balloon (20),... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20100234670 - Combined cryotherapy and brachytherapy device and method: Combined brachytherapy and ablation devices and methods. A combined brachytherapy and cryotherapy method, includes: inserting an ablation device into tissue of a subject; ablating tissue within an ablation zone of the device; detaching and removing a first part of the device while leaving a second part of the device in... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100234669 - Radiation/drug delivery method and apparatus: There is provided herein a brachytherapy delivery system for the internal delivery and positioning of therapeutic agent, most particularly, a discrete radiation emitting particulate, within or in proximity to a vertebral or other bony tumor. The system comprises an elongated bone cannula having a proximal and a distal end, the... Agent: Atlantic Coast Patent Group, LLC

20100234671 - Systems and methods for music therapy: Systems and methods for using particular types of music compositions having certain characteristics to treat depression and related disorders, autism, and other disorders are described. The music for use in music therapy efforts includes characteristics for modification of the psycho-physiological apparatus and response including the use of vocal invented language... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100234672 - Systems, devices and methods for treating pelvic floor disorders: Disclosed are single-incision surgical procedures for treatment of urinary incontinence and/or pelvic floor disorders and related uses, devices, kits, and methods. Implants are also disclosed for use in the exemplary procedures. In certain embodiments, soft tissue anchors are used to anchor the surgical implants to obturator membranes of a patient.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100234675 - Composition and method to modify sperm fertility and female gender ratio in mammals: A composition and method is provided to modify sperm fertility and sex ratio of mammalian offspring. The composition includes an amount of a class of compounds of phenoxazine or phenothiazine, having the structure (see FIG. 1) and ionic derivatives thereof, wherein R1 is H, a lower alkyl group or N... Agent: Dr. Timothy J. Williams

20100234676 - Composition and method to modify sperm function and increase male gender ratio in mammals: A composition and method is provided for modifying sperm fertility in mammals for the purpose of biasing the gender in favor of male offspring. The composition includes an amount of a class of compounds of phenoxazine or phenothiazine, having the structure (FIG. 1) and ionic derivatives thereof, wherein R1 is... Agent: Dr. Timothy J. Williams

20100234674 - Microfluidic systems and methods: Microfluidic systems and methods. A microfluidic device for in vitro fertilization comprises a substrate and a plurality of microchannels disposed in the substrate, including an inlet of at least two of the plurality of microchannels arranged on the substrate to align with a fluid-handling device. Another microfluidic system for assaying... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100234677 - Reproductive management: A method for breeding bovines, especially a method for breeding dairy and beef cattle without use of heat detection prior to insemination or embryo implantation.... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100234673 - Suitable apparatus for precisely and reproducibly transferring a fertilized egg-cell (embryo) to the uterus: The subject of the present invention is in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and relates to an apparatus with which embryo transfer can be standardised and which, in comparison with the currently used technique, may possibly result in higher pregnancy rates. This is realised by using an... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100234678 - Biomimetic vascular network and devices using the same: The invention provides method of fabricating a scaffold comprising a fluidic network, including the steps of: (a) generating an initial vascular layer for enclosing the chamber and providing fluid to the cells, the initial vascular layer having a network of channels for fluid; (b) translating the initial vascular layer into... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100234682 - Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods: In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the procedure and/or device and in other embodiments, associated neural pathways are sensed. Methods for further optimization of the obesity treatment regimens are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100234680 - Method of treatment of prolapses:

20100234679 - Pelvic implant systems and methods: Systems and methods for implanting pelvic implants (10) In one embodiment, an anterior implant (10) has multiple arms (14, 16, 18, 20) that extend outwardly from a body portion (12) of the implant (10) in opposite directions In one embodiment, a posterior implant (10) has multiple arms (14, 16, 18,... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100234681 - Urethral support system: A urethral support system is described, including an introducer device and tissue implant. The introducer device may include a needle with multiple curves, some of the curves having multiple radii. A sheath assembly may be utilized to assist the passing of the tissue implant through a patient's tissue. The sheath... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100234683 - Therapeutic-sexual appliance for men: The invention relates to a therapeutic-sexual appliance for men, which is self-supporting, hollow, and has elastic wall. The characteristics of the appliance are that it has a penis holder (1) having shape and surface similar to the penis, ending with a rounded point, a scrotum holder (2) connected to it... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100234684 - Multifunctional endoscopic device and methods employing said device: The present invention relates to a medical device of an endoscopic type providing a visually observable image of an examination area in an interior of an organism, which is typically used in the medical field for diagnostic purposes. The present invention is intended for the minimally invasive in-situ examination and... Agent: J.a. Lindeman & Co. PLLC

20100234685 - Coil system for the contact-free magnetic navigation of a magnetic body in a working space: A coil system for the contact-free magnetic navigation of a magnetic body with a magnetic dipole moment in a working chamber, a number of coils and a current control unit for controlling the respective currents in the multiple coils. The current control unit generates a force on the magnetic body... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100234686 - Endoscopy device and method for simultaneous observation of several zones of interest: An endoscopy device includes several light guides (1, 2, 3), each light guide having one or more optical fibres. The light guides are coupled with a sweeping system (4) arranged to direct an excitation light beam in alternation in one of the fibres of the guides from the proximal end... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100234687 - Surgical instruments with improved dexterity for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures: A surgical instrument adapted and configured for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a shaft, an end effector and a proximal handle. The longitudinal shaft has proximal and distal end portions, and defines a longitudinal axis of the surgical instrument. The distal end effector is connected to the distal... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100234688 - Access port including multi-layer seal and suture parks: A seal assembly configured for use with a cannula assembly includes a housing and a suture retaining member disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing. The suture retaining member is configured to hold at least one suture and configured to help prevent the tangling of sutures. A slit seal member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100234689 - Medical instrument for creating an access for a minimally invasive intervention: A medical instrument serves for creating an access for a minimally invasive intervention and has a body having a longitudinal axis. The body is assembled of at least two parts, each of said parts having edges extending along a direction of said axis. Each of said parts having edges extending... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100234690 - Rib retractor: A rib retractor comprises a pair of L-shaped members able to be pivoted between an inserting and a working shape. Each lever comprises a detachable handle at a proximal side and a stretching jaw at a distal side. The members are linked at their respective corners by pivoting joining means.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100234693 - Activity monitoring device and method: A physical activity monitoring method and system in one embodiment includes a communications network, a wearable sensor device configured to generate physiologic data associated with a sensed physiologic condition of a wearer, and to generate audio context data associated with a sensed audio context of the wearer, and to form... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100234694 - Health check system, health check apparatus and method thereof: Various types of health checks are realized using optimal sensors. The health check apparatus according to the present application is configured such that optimal sensors 160 corresponding to an environment or the like in which an information service is realized out of a plurality of available sensors 160 or sensors... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100234691 - Medical question contents automatic selection system: A medical question contents automatic selection system for automatically selecting medical questions allocated to a patient from the medical questionnaire made by a medical professional. The medical question contents automatic selection system compares the correct answer rate threshold of the medical questions preset by the medical professional with the correct... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100234695 - Networked symbiotic edge user infrastructure: A networked symbiotic assistive user system is presented. The architecture of the system allows devices worn by medical first responders such as medics or EMTs, to connect wirelessly to devices coupled to patients, devices worn by other medical first responders and adapter devices (such as those that may be located... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100234696 - System and method for removing artifacts from waveforms: A technique is provided for processing a physiological signal to compensate for artifacts. The technique includes identifying artifacts within the physiological signal. The technique also includes performing one or more multi-resolution decompositions, such as wavelet transformations, on the physiological signal and compensating for the identified artifacts in some or all... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100234692 - System for health management used in vehicle and method thereof: This invention discloses a system of health management used in vehicle and a method thereof, the system comprising a host, a driving health monitoring center, a wireless transmission system, a vehicle speed monitoring device, a vehicle position detecting device, an alarm device, a bio-signal sensor, and a recording device. The... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100234701 - Medical measurement device for bioelectrical impedance measurement: The invention relates to a medical measuring device having an impedance measurement unit (100) for detecting an impedance measurement signal from the skin surface (200) of a patient to be examined via at least one measurement electrode pair (3). According to the invention, the distance between the electrodes of the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100234698 - Physiological sensor delivery device and method: An intravascular sensor delivery device for measuring a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be used to measure the pressure gradient across a stenotic lesion or heart valve. For example, such a device may be... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20100234699 - Process and system for monitoring exercise motions of a person: The present invention relates to a process and a system for monitoring exercise motions of a person. The process comprises monitoring a first sensor signal from the person. While the first sensor signal does not deviate from a first sensor signal template by more than a pre-determined amount, signals from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100234697 - Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring a subject: Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring a subject using a monitoring patch that may include electroencephalography apparatus, electromyography apparatus, and electrooculography apparatus.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100234700 - Wireless monitoring apparatus used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (aed) system for multiple patient rescue during mass casualty incidents: A Wireless Monitoring Apparatus is used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED) system for patient rescue in mass-casualty incidents. The rescuer applies the device on each patient. The wireless monitoring apparatus automatically analyzes the patient's heart rhythm and communicates with the AED system. The AED system is therefore... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100234702 - Device for accurately measuring concentration of component in blood and control method of the device: A measurement device includes an electronic component device, a perspiration acceleration device, and a perspiration collection device. The perspiration acceleration device or the perspiration collection device is removably coupled to the electronic component device. The electronic component device is attached to a measurement site with a belt. A perspiration accelerating... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100234703 - Method and apparatus for detection of multiple analytes: In some embodiments, an apparatus analyzes the composition of bodily fluid. The apparatus comprises a fluid handling network including a patient end configured to maintain fluid communication with a bodily fluid in a patient and at least one pump intermittently operable to draw a sample of bodily fluid from the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100234704 - Non-invasive polarimetric apparatus and method for analyte sensing in birefringent media: A noninvasive polarimetric apparatus used to measure levels of a substance in a sample in the presence of dynamically changing sample birefringence is provided. A polarization system generates multiple states of polarized light which interact with the sample. An analyzer system receives a signal from the sample and generates a... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100234705 - System and method for automatic detection of a plurality of sp02 time series pattern types: The disclosed embodiments relate to a patient monitor for evaluating a patient. The patient monitor may comprise a sensor that is adapted to detect a sound associated with breathing of the patient and to produce a first output indicative of the sound, an oximeter that is adapted to receive an... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100234706 - Medical monitoring device with flexible circuitry: Embodiments described herein may include systems and methods for monitoring physiological parameters of a patient. Specifically, embodiments disclose the use of a flexible circuitry in a medical sensor that is small and lightweight and easily bendable, such that it may be comfortably affixed to a patient while also providing added... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100234707 - Systems and methods for replacing signal artifacts in a glucose sensor data stream: Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100234709 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100234710 - Analyte sensor calibration management: Methods, devices, and systems for calibrating an analyte sensor are provided. Embodiments include determining a sensitivity value associated with an analyte sensor, retrieving a prior sensitivity value associated with the analyte sensor, determining whether a variance between the determined sensitivity value and the retrieved prior sensitivity value is within a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100234711 - Device and method for accurately measuring concentration of blood component: In a measurement computation device arranged in a measurement device, an elapse of a predetermined time is detected after acceleration of perspiration, and a concentration of a first component in the perspiration obtained thereafter is converted to concentration of the first component in blood.... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100234712 - Device and method for accurately measuring concentration of blood component: A measurement computation device arranged in a measurement device detects a first component and a second component from perspiration in a first component detection unit and a second component detection unit, and the respective concentration in the perspiration is calculated in a concentration calculation unit. In a conversion computation unit,... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100234708 - Wirelessly configurable medical device for a broadcast network system: A system for configuring one or more medical devices used for patient self-monitoring of medical parameters includes a broadcast provider and one or more medical devices in a network area of the broadcast provider. The one or more medical devices each include a receiver operable to receive data signals transmitted... Agent: Krieg Devault/roche

20100234713 - Silver-silver chloride needle electrode system: A needle electrode system for acquiring biopotential signals from a person's body. The needle electrode system includes at least one silver-silver chloride needle electrode that is coupled to a distal end of a first wire, at least one cutaneous electrode connector coupled to a distal end of a second wire... Agent: Charles C.h. Wu

20100234714 - Dynamic body state display device: Dynamic body state display device, which is wearable by a person on the body and which is at least partly flexible, wherein the device comprises a dynamic body state sensor for measuring the dynamic body state, a storage arrangement for storing information specifying dynamic body state ranges, a processing circuit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100234715 - Garment for measuring physiological signals and method of fabricating the same: Provided is a garment for measuring physiological signals. The garment includes at least one electrode sensor, a signal connection line, a snap structure, and a measurement unit. The electrode sensor is coupled to an inner surface of the garment to make contact with a skin for detecting physiological signals. The... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100234716 - Method and apparatus for monitoring fluid content within body tissues: Methods and devices for monitoring fluid content within body tissues. An adherent device having a support configured to transmit a signal into a body of a patient, and receive a reflected portion of the signal, and adhere to the skin of the patient. In many embodiments, the adherent device includes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100234717 - Intraocular pressure monitoring device: An intraocular pressure monitoring device comprises a soft contact lens (1) such as a silicone contact lens and an active strain gage (2) fixed to the contact lens (1), the active strain gage (2) being placed at a distance from the center (C) of the contact lens and being not... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100234719 - Estimating visceral fat by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry: A system and a method of using dual-energy absoptiometry to estimate visceral fat metrics and display results, preferably as related to normative data. The process involves deriving x-ray measurements for respective pixel positions related to a two-dimensional projection image of a body slice containing visceral fat as well as subcutaneous... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100234718 - Open architecture medical communication system: The present disclosure provides an open architecture communication system for patient monitoring devices and other patient care equipment. The open architecture of the present system allows devices running different operating systems and software to communicate correctly and efficiently with the care center network. One aspect of the system includes a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100234720 - System and method for extracting physiological data using ultra-wideband radar and improved signal processing techniques: Disclosed is a variant of ultra-wide band (UWB) radar known as micropower impulse radar (MIR) combined with advanced signal processing techniques to provide a new type of medical imaging technology including frequency spectrum analysis and modern statistical filtering techniques to search for, acquire, track, or interrogate physiological data. Range gate... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100234722 - Interactive mri system: An MRI system for administering MRI to subjects, and for also providing video and sound to the subjects, and for receiving responses from the subjects. The system includes a sound suppression circuit for suppressing sound emanating from an MRI device. A preferred visual display for use by a subject comprises... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100234721 - Method and mri for referenceless flow imaging: An MRI includes a computer. The MRI includes imaging coils in communication with the computer that apply imaging gradients and radiofrequency transition pulses to a moving portion of the patient. The MRI includes detector coils in communication with a computer that obtain a single image component series representing velocity information... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100234723 - Magnetic resonance lmethod and apparatus with gated shimming of the basic magnetic field: In the acquisition of magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopic data, 2D PACE is employed to identify an acceptance window within which the magnetic resonance data are acquired, and to trigger the acquisition of the magnetic resonance data at the same position of the patient's diaphragm in each respiratory cycle. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100234725 - Method and apparatus for facilitating navigation of an implant: The present invention describes a targeting system suitable for guiding a biocompatible device to a target area within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes a targeting member that is attached to the biocompatible device and may optionally include a steering material. The system... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100234724 - Navigating a surgical instrument: An instrument tracking device for cooperating with an instrument during a surgical procedure where the instrument has an elongated body extending along a first longitudinal axis and including a working member at a distal tip includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end. An opening can be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100234726 - Device and method for safe location and marking of a biopsy cavity: Cavity and sentinel lymph node marking 412 devices, marker delivery devices, and methods are disclosed. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammography, echogenic, or other noninvasive imaging techniques. A... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100234727 - Mammographic apparatus: The mammographic apparatus of this invention maintains peripheral portions of the breast area Ma of the sternal plate of a patient M in contact with a sternal plate contact box 3 during radiography for RI distribution images of the breast area Ma of the patient M. Since the body motion... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100234728 - Ultrasound guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves: A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic affect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used to permanently... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20100234729 - Apparatus and method for creating tissue doppler image using synthetic image: An apparatus and method capable of producing a tissue Doppler image without repeatedly transmitting ultrasound signals by the ensemble number to each scan line. An ultrasound beam is transmitted in a non-sequential manner and a plurality of receive beams received in response to each transmission of the transmit beam are... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100234730 - Image processing device, ultrasonic imaging apparatus including the same, and image processing method: An image processing device (8) includes: a frequency analysis section (12) for detecting an amplitude frame (PA) of a specific frequency component and a phase frame (PP) of the specific frequency component by performing a frequency analysis of time-series changes px,y(ti) in echo intensity frame (px,y) or time-series changes qx,y(ti)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100234731 - Automatic ultrasonic doppler measurements: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system produces a spectral Doppler display on which automated measurements may be made. The waveform is analyzed by the ultrasound system to identify the peak velocity of each cardiac cycle of the sequence, and the cardiac cycle with the highest peak velocity value. When a measurement... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100234732 - Method for simultaneously determining the position and velocity of objects: The present invention relates to a method for simultaneously determining the position and velocity of objects. Moreover the method comprising the steps of: 1) simultaneously generating a first signal for determining the velocity and a second signal for determining the position; 2) mixing the first signal with the second signal... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100234734 - Probe for ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: Provided is a probe for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus. When an ultrasonic diagnosis is performed, a bubble removal member may collect bubbles within a liquid medium filled in the probe, and may discharge the collected bubbles to a region where a transfer of the ultrasonic waves is unobstructed. Specifically, since... Agent: Jones Day

20100234733 - Sterile ultrasound probe cover and method of releasing coupling agent from a sealed compartment: A sterile cover tube for ultrasound probe and electrical cable has a telescoping tube having a closed end and open end. The telescoping tube is extendable to cover the ultrasound probe and electrical cable. A sealed pouch containing coupling agent is disposed adjacent to the closed end of the telescoping... Agent: Robert D. Atkins

20100234735 - Ultrasound probe and an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: A tube has a hollow portion and at its tip end, a recess with an open window. A rotating member is held in the recess and is rotated about a central axis. A driving cable transmits a rotating force to the rotating member (or a feeding cable supplies an electric... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100234736 - Rotational intravascular ultrasound probe with an active spinning element: An intravascular ultrasound probe is disclosed, incorporating features for utilizing an advanced transducer technology on a rotating transducer shaft. In particular, the probe accommodates the transmission of the multitude of signals across the boundary between the rotary and stationary components of the probe required to support an advanced transducer technology.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100234737 - Method for assessing skin irritation using infrared light: A method for determining skin irritation is provided. The method uses a source of infrared light to determine the skin temperature of an area of skin.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100234738 - Diagnostic systems and methods utilizing probe-ions exhibiting photon avalanche effect: The present disclosure provides advantageous systems and methods for significantly increasing the sensitivity and selectivity for diagnostic procedures, e.g., optical biopsy. The disclosed systems and methods use a highly non-linear effect, the so-called photon avalanche. In the regime close to the avalanche threshold, small differences in density of the probe-ion... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100234740 - Method and apparatus for evaluating ocular tissue conditions: Methods and apparatus are provided for evaluating an ocular tissue condition of a patient (e.g., a disease, a risk of developing a disease, etc.). For example, an indicator associated with the ocular tissue condition may be generated. A portion of ocular tissue of the patient is irradiated using a light... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100234739 - Spectroscopic observation device, endoscope system, and capsule endoscope system: A spectroscopic observation device enables proper observation by respectively meeting the observation condition where easy-to-observe image with high S/N ratio is preferable and the observation condition where it is preferable to restrain interfusion of any other fluorescent components, even when fluorescence of the same wavelength is to be observed. The... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100234741 - System and method for detecting sleepiness: The present invention relates to a drowsiness detection method. A heartbeat signal and a breathing signal are detected by exploiting together a scheme and an optical system scheme. The detected signals are applied to respective amplification units, noise signals are eliminated from the detected signals, and noise-free signals are amplified.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100234742 - System and method for blood pressure management: A system (1) for blood pressure measurement at the point of care comprises a blood pressure measuring device (10) for measuring the blood pressure of an individual (I) and seat (20) for properly positioning the individual (I). The seat (20) includes means (21) for ensuring correct position of the individual's... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100234743 - Cuff for blood pressure meter: A cuff for blood pressure meter (1) comprises a tightening mechanism (2) for tightening a flexible cuff (11), and a holding mechanism (3) for holding the tightening position of the tightened flexible cuff (11). The tightening mechanism (2) includes a rack (42) formed in a tightening belt (4), and a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100234744 - Blood vessel senescence detection system: A blood vessel senescence detection system characterized in that a means for detecting volume pulse waves of paired eyeground artery and vein traveling in the same direction, and a means for detecting peripheral vascular resistance by using waveform differences between the both pulse waves is provided. According to the detection... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100234748 - Method, system and computer program method for detection of pathological fluctuations of physiological signals to diagnose human illness: Method, system, and computer program method for detecting pathological fluctuations of physiological signals to diagnose human illness. The method comprises performing a sliding window analysis to find sequences in physiological signal data that match amplitude- and duration-adjusted versions of a template function to within a specified tolerance.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100234745 - Portable electrocardiograph: A portable electrocardiograph (1A) includes a body unit (100) arranged with a negative electrode and a detachable unit (110) arranged with a positive electrode, where the detachable unit (110) is detachably attached to the body unit (100). The negative electrode and the positive electrode are both exposed in a state... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100234747 - Sleepiness judging device: The object is to provide a drowsiness detecting device for detecting strong drowsiness to become a dozing state. A drowsiness detecting device comprises a sympathetic parameter acquiring unit for acquiring a parameter concerning a sympathetic nerve of a subject, a parasympathetic parameter acquiring unit for acquiring a parameter concerning a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100234749 - System and method for combining serial ecg analysis and ecg ordering: A system and method for receiving a request for a test to be performed on a patient, retrieving information about the patient, receiving further information about the test after the test is performed and comparing the information to the further information. In addition, a system having an input device for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100234746 - System and method for wireless generation of standard ecg leads and an ecg sensing unit therefor: A system for wireless generation of at least one standard ECG lead comprises a plurality of electrodes for application to a subject at separate points thereof and a remote receiver station for generating at least one standard ECG lead from signals detected by a first group of said plurality of... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100234750 - Apparatus and method for detecting breathing disorders: s

20100234751 - Modular kit of complementary plethysmographic apparatus components: A modular kit of complementary plethysmographic apparatus components including at least one tube, at least one termination device for closing an open extremity of the tube and first and second complementary coupling mechanisms formed on the tube and the termination device. The coupling mechanisms are adapted to provide sealing engagement... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100234752 - Eeg control of devices using sensory evoked potentials: An EEG control of devices using Sensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs) (e.g., visually-evoked potentials), is disclosed. In some embodiments, a system receives a plurality of EEG signal samples; generates a stimulus locked average signal using the plurality of EEG signal samples; and determines whether the plurality of EEG signal samples are... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20100234753 - Apparatus for determining health of an individual: A method and apparatus for obtaining data relevant to the state of health of an individual by measuring the signal spectra at various points on the individual's body. Illustratively, the measurements are at points on the individual's hand, implemented with a glove that includes numerous electrical point contacts.... Agent: Henry Brendzel

20100234755 - Electrode holder for use on hairy animals such as horses, camels, and the like: An electrode holder comprising a pair of electrodes connected by a flexible, insulating rod which controls the position of the electrodes with respect to each other and the topographic surfaces of the body or body part of the animal.... Agent: Harold H. Flanders

20100234756 - Human body communication apparatus: There is provided a human body communication apparatus capable of performing communications through the contact with external devices (a central processing unit) and a human body. The human body communication apparatus includes a plurality of contact sensor units including a plurality of electrode contacted with a human body and having... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100234754 - Method and apparatus for measuring the state of hydration of hairy animals such as horses, camels, and the like: means for providing a voltage difference across two or more electrodes; means for maintaining said electrodes in a fixed spatial relation and in good electrical contact with the skin of the animal without penetrating the skin of the animal on which said measurements are to be made; means for measuring... Agent: Harold H. Flanders

20100234757 - Method and system for providing a hearing aid: A method for providing a hearing aid, which is adapted to the individual needs of a hearing aid user, wherein hearing loss data is measured on an individual. In order to allow time and cost savings during the fitting procedure of said hearing aid and to provide a ready-to-wear hearing... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100234759 - Reusable invasive fluid pressure monitoring apparatus and method: The present invention is an apparatus and method for invasive bodily fluid pressure measurements using a pressure sensing assembly that is partially reusable. An embodiment includes a system for measuring a bodily pressure level having a support structure that includes at least one reusable pressure transducer that has a sensing... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100234758 - Valsalva lung pressure monitoring system and method: A system and method in at least one embodiment includes a pressure monitor, mouthpiece and tubing connecting the pressure monitor and mouthpiece that measures coughed air to monitor Valsalva lung pressure in order to measure the abdominal pressure surrounding the bladder. The system and method provides a non-invasive and convenient... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100234760 - Self-contained handheld biopsy needle: A self-contained hand-held biopsy needle has various features relating to automated sampling and recovery. Among the disclosed features are ones suited to fully-disposable single-use automatic biopsy devices, such as light weight, low cost, and simple design.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100234761 - Bone biopsy and bone marrow aspiration device: The invention relates to a device for taking a liquid bone marrow sample (aspiration) and a solid bone sample (biopsy) in the same procedure, which can thus replace specialized needles for taking bone marrow and needles exclusively used for taking bone biopsies. The device for taking liquid bone marrow samples... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20100234762 - Compositions and methods for detecting oral neoplasm: Methods and kits for assessing the presence of, and for detecting cancer, notably oral cancer, are disclosed. Such methods and kits use one or more lectins operably linked to a fluorophore, wherein the lectin binds differentially to cancerous and non-cancerous tissues, and wherein the fluorophore facilitates visualizing the differential binding.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100234763 - device for collecting samples: The present invention belongs to the veterinary field and will be applied to collect cytological, bacteriological and uterine secretion samples primarily from the uterine endometrium with the aim of detecting inflammations, including subclinical endometritis. The invention relates to a sampling device for obtaining cytological, bacteriological and smear samples from uterus... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100234765 - Diagnosis and monitoring of chronic renal disease using ngal: A method of assessing the ongoing kidney status of a mammal afflicted with or at risk of developing chronic renal injury or disease, including chronic renal failure (CRF) by detecting the quantity of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) in urine, serum or plasma samples at discrete time periods, as well as... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100234764 - System for measuring components in living body, kit for micropore forming device, and marking member: m

20100234766 - Topical administration of a salt compound to facilitate venipuncture: A method for enlarging a peripheral vein so as to facilitate venipuncture of the vein by topically applying a vasodilator salt compound to skin overlying the vein and permitting the salt compound to cause the vein to enlarge by causing the vein to fill with blood.... Agent: Howard Eisenberg, Esq.

20100234767 - Cannula equipped with a protective housing: The invention relates to a cannula, preferably equipped with a cannula holder for, in particular a blood sampling device, which comprises a pivotable protective housing (102) for a free end of the cannula. Said protective housing (102) is closed on the periphery except for a cannula insertion opening (8) provided... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100234768 - Blood test apparatus: It is intended to provide a means of easily removing a portion of blood bleeding from pierced skin, which has not been taken into a blood sensor but remained on the skin, in a blood test with the use of a blood test apparatus. By using this means, it becomes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100234769 - Sports training system: A method for optimizing the performance of an athlete includes capturing an image of the athlete performing a biomechanical movement. A video signal is generated from the captured image. Ground reaction forces generated by the athlete are measured at the athlete's insoles and are transmitted as force data to a... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100234770 - Computer assisted orthopedic surgery system for ligament reconstruction: A computer assisted orthopedic surgery system for ligament graft reconstruction includes a system for obtaining data indicative of a location for ligament graft placement with respect to at least a first bone and a second bone. The system includes a position determining device that is capable of tracking the relative... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100228074 - Therapeutic and directionally dosed implants: The present disclosure relates to an implant comprising at least one sheet of a biocompatible material, at least one shielding apparatus fixed to the biological material, and at least one radioactive seed partially disposed in the shielding apparatus. The disclosure also relates to a method for treating a patient, comprising... Agent: Brian M. Burn, Esq. C. R. Bard Urological Division

20100228075 - Method and apparatus to record and analyze tms treatments and results: A treatment apparatus configured to treat a patient for a neurological disorder comprises a patient interface configured for the patient to enter data for an assessment of his or her subjective sensations, for example pain symptoms associated with migraines. The subjective patient sensation data may comprise at least one of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100228076 - Controlled actuation and deployment of a medical device: Apparatus is described including a sensor that senses a phase of cyclic motion of a portion of a subject's body. During a first phase of a first cycle of the cyclic motion, a tool modulator does not to facilitate movement of a tool with respect to the portion. Subsequent to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100228077 - Expandable intra-aortic balloon pump sheath: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100228078 - Sling assemblies for treating urinary incontinence and methods related thereto: A surgical fastener for use in surgical procedures comprises a first member, a second member, and an anchor. Surgical materials may be secured within the surgical fastener. Methods of securing the surgical fastener to an anatomical structure are disclosed herein.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100228079 - Implantable device for external urinary control: The present invention relates to an implantable apparatus for obtaining urinary control and emptying of the urinary bladder. The apparatus operates with a powered member (100) operating from the outside of the urinary bladder assisted by a support structure to discharge urine from the urinary bladder. A control device (200)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100228080 - Apparatus and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior after weight loss surgery: Apparatuses and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior of a patient equipped with a gastric restriction device. The apparatus provides continuous monitoring or one or more parameters related to food passing through the gastric restriction device. Each monitored parameter is processed to provide a visual indication of the current... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100228081 - Bio-feedback exercise method for men's sexual disorders: A method of identifying, toning, and strengthening a specific muscle group comprising the bulbospongiosus and the ishiocavernosus muscles in an attempt to alleviate or overcome men's sexual disorders. A muscle-sensor is attached to the muscle group of a user and to a computing device in communication with a display device.... Agent: Frank G Morkunas

20100228082 - Device, system and method for interacting with a cell or tissue in a body: A device or support, system and method are provided for precisely targeted and/or highly controlled interaction with a targeted cell or tissue in a body, with the support providing an ergonomic connecting interface for selectively connecting the support to a cell or tissue with at least minimal adverse affect to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100228084 - Puncture needle device for ultrasonic endoscope: A puncture needle device detachably attached to an ultrasonic endoscope via a pipe sleeve including a non-circular collar, including a cylindrical connecting body into which the pipe sleeve is inserted, the cylindrical connecting body including an insertion limit portion which contacts the pipe sleeve to prevent it from being further... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100228086 - Side viewing endoscope system: A side viewing endoscope system is discloses that a mother endoscope of a side viewing type provided an endoscopic observation means is disposed on a side surface of a rigid distal end portion, a instrument rising chamber installed of a instrument riser member for rising up or sinking down of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100228083 - Slotted clear cannula: A slotted cannula for endoscopic surgical procedures is disclosed. The slotted cannula has a tubular body having a distal end, a proximate end, an open slot extending longitudinally from the beginning of the proximate end to the proximity of the distal end, and a pair of wings integrally formed on... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100228085 - Slotted clear cannula: A slotted cannula for endoscopic surgical procedures is disclosed. The slotted cannula has a tubular body having a distal end, a proximate end, an open slot extending longitudinally from the beginning of the proximate end to the proximity of the distal end, and a pair of wings integrally formed on... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100228087 - System for use in surgical procedures: The present disclosure relates to a system for use in surgical procedures. The system includes an endoscope; an imaging device coupled to the endoscope; an imaging processor coupled to the imaging device; and at least one management system coupled to the imaging processor, wherein a function of the management system... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100228088 - Structural unit, endoscope, and adhering method: The present invention provides a structural unit, an endoscope and an adhering method that suppress deterioration in adhesive strength of an adhesive that adheres plural structural members that structure the endoscope. An imaging unit 68 side of an adhesive 88 is covered by a first moisture-proof coating 91, and an... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100228089 - Endoscopic light source: A light source assembly includes multiple light emitters having output that are focused and mixed onto a optical fiber leading to an endoscope or other device. The emitters can be LEDs or solid state lasers that emit different colors. A driver circuit controls the relative output intensities of the light... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100228090 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor. The housing can be have one or more sealing ports for receiving surgical instruments. Each sealing port can include one... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100228091 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor. The housing can be have one or more movable sealing ports for receiving surgical instruments. Each movable sealing port can... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100228092 - Surgical access devices and methods providing seal movement in predefined paths: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100228093 - Tissue retraction device: A visceral barrier has a barrier element that is changeable between an opened and a closed configuration. The barrier element may be positioned while in the opened configuration to temporarily reposition the viscera within the body cavity. A method of repositioning the viscera in a body cavity of a patient... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100228094 - Surgical access devices and methods providing seal movement in predefined movement regions: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100228095 - Surgical retractor: Surgical retractors, retractor insertion tools, and methods of use are disclosed. The surgical retractor includes a first protrusion end, a second insertion end opposite the first protrusion end, and an opening extending through the retractor body from a first end opening located at the first protrusion end of the retractor... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department

20100228096 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor. The housing can be have one or more sealing ports for receiving surgical instruments. Each sealing port can include one... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100228100 - Apparatus and method for use in analyzing a patient's bowel: An apparatus and method are provided for use in studying a patient's bowel which combines recording and analysis of physiologic parameters and patient sensory perception. A pain input detector, a pain transducer, and a processor are provided. A gas pressure transducer and flow meter may also be provided. Output data... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100228099 - Device for predicting prognosis of patients who undergo peg operation, method for predicting prognosis of patients who undergo peg operation and computer readable medium: The present invention provides a device for predicting prognosis of a patient who undergoes PEG, which allows a doctor to obtain predictive results sufficient to judge whether or not to perform the PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) for the patient. This device includes: a prognosis prediction expression storage section 14 configured... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100228097 - Methods and compositions to diagnose pain: Effective treatments of pain are provided. Through the administration of a drug depot containing an effective amount of a pain reliever near a target site, one can diagnose the location of the pain generator. In some embodiments, through the administration of a drug depot containing an effective amount of a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100228098 - Neuro-aid: An improved neurological testing apparatus 10 for examining a person's neurological system has a body housing 12, one or more separate specific taste testing substances 20, one or more separate specific smell testing substances 30, one or more vision charts 40, 42 and a light source 50. The body housing... Agent: David L. King, Sr.

20100228104 - Cerebral vascular reactivity monitoring: A monitoring device may include logic to receive arterial blood pressure data associated with a patient and receive tissue hemoglobin data associated with the patient. The logic may also calculate a linear correlation between the arterial blood pressure data and the tissue hemoglobin data. The correlation may be used to... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100228103 - Multifaceted implantable syncope monitor - mism: A multi-channel implantable syncope monitor that monitors ECG data, myopotential data, EEG data, photoplethysmography (PPG) data, and position sensor data is used to capture physiologic data about a patient who is experiencing a syncopal event. The timing of the events within the simultaneously captured physiologic data can then be used... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100228102 - Systems and methods for monitoring heart rate and blood pressure correlation: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a correlation between heart rate and blood pressure in a patient. When a characteristic of the correlation exceeds a threshold, a patient status indicator signal is sent to a monitoring device In some embodiments, the patient status indicator signal indicates a particular medical... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100228101 - Workflow for stroke diagnosis combining in-vitro diagnosis (ivd) with an imaging modality: A method and apparatus for diagnosing and treating stroke is described. A preliminary diagnosis of a stroke and the type of stroke is made based on a patient anamnesis and an in-vitro diagnostic device (IVD), configured to analyze biomarkers in a patient blood sample. In one example, the diagnosis is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100228105 - Wireless leads for gastrointestinal tract applications: Apparatus is provided, including a control unit (310), adapted to be implanted within a patient (324), and a corkscrew-shaped electrode mount (400), adapted to be implanted in a wall of a stomach of the patient. The corkscrew-shaped electrode mount includes first (404) and second (424) electrodes, at respective sites of... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100228107 - Method for assessing adhesion of soils or exudates to the skin: Method of assessing the adhesion of soils or exudates to the skin. The method may allow for an assessment of the amount of artificial bowel movement remaining on the skin following treatment with a lotion.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100228106 - System for measuring changes in skin parameters: In a system for measuring changes in skin parameters of living beings on a skin surface to be examined as a function of the residence time of a substance, comprising at least one measuring apparatus for measuring the skin parameters, it is provided that the measuring apparatus is coupled with... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100228108 - Configurable physiological measurement system: A physiological measurement system has a sensor, a processor, a communications link and information elements. The sensor is configured to transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths into a tissue site and to generate a sensor signal responsive to the transmitted light after tissue attenuation. The attenuated light can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100228109 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100228110 - Implantable biosensor with automatic calibration: Implantable self-calibrating biosensor Subcutaneously or intracorporeally implantable biosensor, characterized by a closed microfluidic circuit with calibrating fluids, which communicates by a backward micro-dialysis logic with the exterior of said circuit, an open and in contact with the tissues and the interstitial fluid working electrode, for its self-calibration. One or more... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100228111 - Blood glucose meter capable of wireless communication: The present invention relates to a blood glucose meter (200) comprising a blood glucose measuring module (234) for performing a blood glucose measuring function and a wireless communication module (236) adapted establishing a wireless communication link with an external device and exchanging information with the external device via the wireless... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100228112 - Sensor guide wire with micro-cable winding: Sensor guide wire for intravascular measurements of a physiological variable in a living body, comprising: a sensor region in a distal part of the sensor guide wire, a sensor element arranged in the sensor region, a male connector at a proximal part of the sensor guide wire, a least one... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100228113 - Improved biomedical electrode for extended patient wear featuring a tap, or snap, which is isolated from the retentional seal: The present invention relates to an extended wear biomedical electrode assembly, comprising at least two conductive gel pads spaced apart from each other, electrodes in contact with the gel pads, a support construction disposed substantially laterally with respect to the gel pads, surrounding the gel pads, filling space between neighboring... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100228114 - System and method for assessing risk of glaucoma onset: A system and method for predicting the onset of glaucoma uses a Finite Element Model (FEM) to obtain a response profile of the Optical Nerve Head (ONH) inside an eye. To do this, the FEM is programmed with data from first and second images of the ONH that are respectively... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100228115 - Csf biomarker dilution factor corrections by miri imaging and algorithm: A method is disclosed for providing a correcting factor for the dilution of measurements of at least one biomarker in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The method comprises providing semi-automated measurements of the ventricular system by MRI scans quantitative anatomical protocols, determining a measurement of biomarker levels in CSF that has been... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20100228116 - System and method of optimizing a heterogeneous radiation dose to be delivered to a patient: A radiation therapy treatment system and method of optimizing a heterogeneous dose to be delivered to a patient. The system includes a computer processor and a software program stored in a computer readable medium accessible by the computer processor. The software program is operable to receive a prescribed heterogeneous radiation... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100228118 - Method for image support during the navigation of a medical instrument and an apparatus for carrying out a minimally-invasive intervention for therapy of a tumor: A method for image support in the navigation of a medical instrument for a minimally-invasive intervention for therapy of a tumor in human body is proposed. A first current three-dimensional image dataset is recorded shortly before the intervention with an x-ray device showing the tumor. A second current three-dimensional image... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100228119 - Methods of determining motion and distance during medical and veterinary procedures: A system, for use with a cannula insertable into human or animal tissue, for measuring relative motion during a surgical procedure includes a probe having a probe tip insertable into the cannula, and means for determining relative motion between the cannula and the probe tip.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100228117 - System and method for image-guided navigation: Image data can be obtained with an imaging device. A location of the imaging device relative to a subject can be determined. A location of an instrument can be tracked relative to the subject using two or more tracking systems operating with different tracking modalities. Also, the tracked location of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100228120 - System and method of positioning a sensor for acquiring a vital parameter of a subject: Doppler radar sensor (3) is used for generating a reference or target signal (SR, ST), which can be used for positioning of measuring sensors (2) for acquiring a vital parameter of a subject (5). With the invention a simple and reliable technique for positioning sensors (2) is provided. Furthermore a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100228121 - Dual chamber syringe: A dual chamber syringe (10) comprises an inner cylindrical body (30) having a open end, a closed end with an inner discharge outlet (35) formed therein, and an inner plunger (91) sealingly slideable within the inner body, and an outer cylindrical body (11) enclosing the inner cylindrical body and having... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100228122 - Microbubble medical devices: Method and medical devices for generating and stabilizing micro- or nano-bubbles, and systems and methods for therapeutic applications using the bubbles, are provided. The micro-bubbles may be used to enhance therapeutic benefits such as ultrasound-guided precision drug delivery and real-time verification, acoustic activation of large tumour masses, enhanced acoustic activation... Agent: Law Office Of A.p. Durigon

20100228124 - Medical and veterinary imaging and diagnostic procedures utilizing optical probe systems: An imaging method includes providing a handpiece having a probe tip insertable into human or animal tissue disposed at an end thereof, and, an optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe connected to the handpiece such that a functionality of the OCT probe is provided at the probe tip. The probe tip... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100228123 - Multi-function optical probe system for medical and veterinary applications: A device includes a handpiece having a probe tip disposed at an end thereof, and, connected to the handpiece such that, at the probe tip, a functionality of each is provided, a plurality of optical coherence tomography (OCT) probes.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100228125 - Method and apparatus for acoustoelastic extraction of strain and material properties: An ultrasound machine processes ultrasonic data according to acoustoelastic properties of the materials to obtain strain information without specific assumptions with respect to the material properties of the measured material or a variety of different material properties normally not obtained by ultrasound machines.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100228126 - Ultrasound treatment and imaging applicator: An ultrasound treatment system includes an applicator in which a therapeutic ultrasound transducer is surrounded by an annular imaging transducer. Illumination signals generated by the therapy or imaging transducer are sequentially or simultaneously delivered to tissue in a viewing space to create corresponding echo signals that are received by the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100228128 - Transmit/receive isolation for an ultrasound system: A transmit/receive isolation for an ultrasound system to block a high voltage transmit signal from being propagated to a receiving unit during a transmission period of an ultrasound signal is disclosed. An ultrasound system comprises: a transmitting unit configured to form a plurality of transmit signals; an ultrasound probe configured... Agent: Jones Day

20100228129 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, control method for ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, and image processing method: A transmission/reception unit transmits an ultrasonic wave to a subject via the ultrasonic probe, receives an ultrasonic wave reflected by the subject, and outputs an echo signal corresponding to the received ultrasonic wave. A first volume data generating unit generates first volume data based on the echo signal. A second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100228127 - Ultrasound imaging system: The invention relates to an ultrasound images acquisition system. First, a first sequence of ultrasound images (I1) of an organ (LV) is acquired at a first image rate (IR1). Then a second sequence of ultrasound three-dimensional images (I3D—1) of a sub-volume (S_V1) covering a part of interest (RI/VI) in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100228130 - Portable ultrasound imaging system: A portable ultrasound imaging system includes a scan head coupled by a cable to a portable battery-powered data processor and display unit. The scan head enclosure houses an array of ultrasonic transducers and the circuitry associated therewith, including pulse synchronizer circuitry used in the transmit mode for transmission of ultrasonic... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100228131 - Puncture adaptor, ultrasonic probe for puncture, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus for puncture, method for detecting angle of puncture needle: p

20100228132 - Systems for controlling optical probe functions during medical and veterinary procedures: A device includes a handpiece having a probe tip disposed at an end thereof, and, an optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe connected to the handpiece such that, at the probe tip, a functionality of the OCT probe is provided. A sensor responsive to movement and/or handling of the handpiece for... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100228134 - Method, device and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a person: The invention relates to a method, device, and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a person. In the method, the heartbeat of the person is detected in order to obtain a pulse signal, and at least one parameter depicting the respiration of the person is determined in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100228133 - System and method for generating a trend parameter based on respiration rate distribution: Systems and methods provide for assessing the heart failure status of a patient and, more particularly, to generating a trend parameter based on a distribution of the patient's respiration rate. Systems and methods provide for detecting, using an implantable device or a patient-external device, patient respiration and computing a respiration... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20100228135 - Implantable perfusion sensor: An injectable wireless perfusion sensor provides data to an external device regarding the perfusion of the targeted tissue. The sensor permits a caregiver to monitor cardiovascular performance in specific areas such as the extremities. The sensor will identify whether vascular constriction or obstruction is present and to what extent. Further,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100228136 - Systems and methods for monitoring dp, ivrt, dift, diastolic function and/or hf: Implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, are provided for monitoring a patient's diastolic function and/or heart failure (HF) condition. A signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume and a signal indicative of electrical activity of the patient's heart are obtained. Beginnings of diastolic periods can be detected based... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100228137 - Heart rate alarm system and method: An electronic device and method for alarming using an electronic device receives periodically a plurality of heart rates of a user from an accessory device using a BLUETOOTH device of the electronic device in a time duration, and compares the plurality of heart rates sequentially. The system and method further... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100228139 - Living body inspection apparatus, and relevant method and program product: In a living body inspection apparatus to inspect RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome), a pulse interval is obtained from a pulse wave signal, thereby performing a frequency analysis of the obtained pulse interval using COM. From a result of the frequency analysis, the low frequency components ranging from 0.04 to 0.15... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100228138 - System and method for scanning the heart: A system and method of testing a patient for coronary disease in the patient's heart is disclosed that comprises a microprocessor which contains a signal processor and a pattern recognition processor; means to detect the electrical signals of the heart whereby the signals are processed to create a pattern that... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20100228140 - Non-invasive method and device to monitor cardiac parameters: s

20100228141 - Tamper resistant receptacle where access is actuated by breath samples and method of manufacturing the same: A sealing apparatus including an inlet for receiving a first breath sample from a user for fastening the sealing apparatus to an external device, the first breath sample including a plurality of organic compounds or molecules, a select combination of the plurality of organic compounds or molecules being used to... Agent: Theodosios Kountotsis

20100228142 - Method and system for determining dynamically respiratory features in spontaneoulsy breathing patients receiving mechanical ventilatory assist: A method for determining dynamically a respiratory feature in a spontaneously breathing patient receiving mechanical ventilatory assist comprises: modifying a level of mechanical ventilatory assist to the patient, measuring an airway pressure, detecting a change of gradient of the measured airway pressure and determining the respiratory feature based on the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100228143 - Apparatus and method to determine functional lung characteristics: An apparatus for determining functional lung characteristics of a patient includes an electrical impedance tomography (EIT) imaging device adapted to record the impedance distribution within a plane of the thorax of the patient. The EIT imaging device includes a control and analysis unit for performing the impedance measurement and deriving... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100228145 - Device and method for evaluating sympathetic function using electrooculography: The present invention provides a device and method for evaluating sympathetic function using electrooculography having advantage of simply analytical process and portability. The device for evaluating sympathetic function using electrooculography mainly comprises a plurality of electrode pastes and an electrooculography detector. Moreover, the structure of the device is further selected... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100228144 - Device for ocular stimulation and detectioin of body reactions: The invention relates to ocular stimulation and posturography equipment, characterized in that it comprises, in combination: a support capable of being removably fastened to the subject's head and including at least one ocular sight device to be placed facing one eye of the subject, each sight device comprising a display... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100228146 - Biopsy device with integral vacuum assist and tissue sample and fluid capturing canister: A biopsy device is provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side aperture in... Agent: Johnson & Johnson

20100228147 - Puncturing cytodiagnostic device: There is provided a device used for sampling a tissue within a lesion in a minimally invasive manner when a bronchus does not directly reach the lesion. A cell sampling needle 13 having a groove 16 engraved in a circumferential direction is formed at an end of a flexible wire... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100228148 - Novel quantitative and qualitative analysis apparatus for measuring the body fluid: Disclosed is a quantitative and qualitative analysis apparatus of a body fluid useful as a replacement of a Foley catheter and a urine bag connected thereto, the Foley catheter being used for measurement of volume of a body fluid (urine) and constituents in a body fluid (urine and blood) to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100228149 - Sensor device: A sensor device has a needle-integrated type sensor element which is detachably mounted therein and which has a sensor chip, a lancet needle fixed to an end portion of the sensor chip, and a flow path forming element provided compressibly and restorably at the end portion of the sensor chip,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100228152 - Catheter for conducting a procedure within a lumen, duct or organ of a living being: In an embodiment, the invention provides a catheter suitable for use in performing a procedure within a vessel, lumen or organ of a living having a distal end which is steerable, such as upon the application of compression. The catheter may be of the over the wire type, or alternatively... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20100228151 - Multi-stiffness guidewire: The invention relates to an active oscillating guidewire (26) with varying stiffness to enable a safe crossing through an occluded vessel. The distal working zone (28) is made up of several distal segments (32, 34, 36, 38). A miniature engine is embedded in a segment (34).... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100228150 - Neuro guidewire: The more proximally-disposed of the distal coils is multifilar having from 4 to 15 filars all wound in one direction. The multifilar coil comprises a super elastic material. The more distal of the distally-disposed coils comprises a radiopaque material, the core wire terminating with an atraumatic tip. A guide wire... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20100228156 - Dexterity device: Dexterity device for monitoring, diagnosing, and training a person's dexterity, comprising first and second end parts connected together by a compression means. During use the device is held between one or many fingers being in contact with the end parts, and the end parts are then pressed towards each other... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100228155 - Muscular strength test system: Disclosed therein is a muscular strength test system, which can test muscular strength of a specific part of the body in a state where a user binds the body to the frame in safety. The muscular strength test system includes: a controlling part (2); a shaft (4) rotatably connected to... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100228153 - Postural information system and method: A method includes, but is not limited to: one or more obtaining information modules configured for obtaining postural influencer status information including information regarding one or more spatial aspects of one or more first postural influencers of one or more subjects with respect to a second postural influencer of the... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100228154 - Postural information system and method including determining response to subject advisory information: A system includes, but is not limited to: one or more determining advisory modules configured for determining subject advisory information regarding one or more subjects based at least in part upon postural influencer status information including information involving one or more spatial aspects for each of two or more postural... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100228157 - Tensiometer utilizing elastic conductors: A tensiometer is an elastic conductor which comprises a mixture of an elastomer and carbon nanotubes. The tensiometer has a reproducible conductivity in order to measure and change in shape and tension of an object to which it is applied. The tensiometer is non-toxic and may be implanted into a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100228160 - Apparatus for activity monitoring: The application relates to a system for monitoring an energy balance of a subject, a portable monitoring apparatus to be used as a component of such a system, and an adequate computer program product. The system for monitoring an energy balance of a subject comprises an individual data input means,... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100228159 - Postural information system and method: A method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining subject advisory information regarding one or more subjects of two or more postural influencers based at least in part upon postural aspects associated with the one or more subjects and spatial aspects associated with the two or more postural influencers, and... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100228158 - Postural information system and method including device level determining of subject advisory information based on subject status information and postural influencer status information: A method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining postural influencer status information including information regarding one or more spatial aspects of one or more first postural influencers of one or more subjects with respect to a second postural influencer of the one or more subjects, and determining subject advisory... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100222628 - Expandable brachytherapy device: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100222627 - Rough bio-absorbable strands for seed placement: A rough, bio-absorbable strand is provided. More specifically, a bio-absorbable strand having a central body and a rough or irregular outer surface capable of securing the placement of the strand inside a patient is provided. The strand has one or more radioactive seeds embedded in the central body of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100222629 - Method and apparatus for magnetic induction therapy: Energy emitting systems are provided which include an adjustable conductive coil configured to generate a magnetic or electromagnetic field focused on a target nerve. The coil includes a central aperture which may be adjustable between a first configuration and a second configuration having a radius greater than the radius of... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100222631 - 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

20100222630 - Method and apparatus for low frequency induction therapy for the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder: Current treatment options for Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence include exercise and behavioral modifications, pharmacological therapies, surgical intervention, and neuromodulation. Although each of these treatments is used in the treatment of individuals with these conditions, each has severe limitations. Building on the limitations of existing therapies, and with the distillation... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100222634 - Blood flow meter: Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure within a particular range, avoid left ventricular collapse, prevent fusion of the aortic valve in a subject having a blood pump,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222633 - Blood pump system with controlled weaning: Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure within a particular range, avoid left ventricular collapse, prevent fusion of the aortic valve in a subject having a blood pump,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222636 - Cardiomyopathy treatment device with electrode therapy: This invention relates to implantable heart sack that can be equipped with pacemaker leads and/or defibrillation leads for the treatment of cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tachycardia, bradycardia, ventricular fibrillation, atrial fibrillation etc. The heart sack was prepared from biocompatible, biostable, implantable polyetherurethane, polycarbonateurethane, silicone, polysiloxaneurethane, polyfluoroethylene, or hydrogenated poly(styrene-butadiene) copolymer. The... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100222635 - Maximizing blood pump flow while avoiding left ventricle collapse: Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure within a particular range, avoid left ventricular collapse, prevent fusion of the aortic valve in a subject having a blood pump,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222632 - Prevention of aortic valve fusion: Materials and methods related to blood pump systems are described. These can be used in patients to, for example, monitor arterial pressure, measure blood flow, maintain left ventricular pressure within a particular range, avoid left ventricular collapse, prevent fusion of the aortic valve in a subject having a blood pump,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222637 - Systems and methods for selective auto-retroperfusion of the cerebral venous system: Methods for delivering a bridge retroperfusion therapy are disclosed such that, after the onset of a stroke or other adverse cerebral event, the brain cells' window of viability may be extended and other treatments, including pharmaceutical and neuroprotective therapies, may be more effectively utilized. Kits comprising devices and systems for... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100222638 - Warming therapy device including hood with faceted shape: An apparatus and method for providing patient access in a warming therapy device (e.g. j incubator, warmer, etc.) is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support assembly and a hood with one or more facets which permit easy viewing of an infant patient disposed on the... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100222639 - Hearing device having a non-occluding in the canal vibrating component: A self-retaining bone conduction hearing device having a sound processor (104) and a nonoccluding in-the-canal vibrating component (108) responsive to the sound processor and configured for non-surgical-implantation in a recipient's ear canal. Utilizing bone conduction eliminates the dependency on acoustic stimulation, thereby enabling the hearing device of the present invention... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100222640 - Digital sound relaxation and sleep-inducing system and method: In one embodiment, an improved-customizability digital sound relaxation system having a sound card receiving port and a collectable sound card are cooperative to play prerecorded natural or other sounds by depressing one of a plurality of sound selector switches and a sound card selector switch. The new sounds of each... Agent: Law Office Of A.p. Durigon

20100222641 - Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant to an anatomical location in a patient: Medical implant delivery devices and systems are disclosed. In general, an exemplary delivery device comprises a shaft and a handle. An exemplary system includes any number of the following: a delivery device, a sling assembly, guide members, and connectors that interconnect the above. Embodiments of all the above components and... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100222642 - Expandable digestive pill and method of use thereof: A digestible capsule containing a balloon or expandable material is disclosed. The capsule comprises a container containing a gas therein and a means for generating a signal to the container to release the gas contained therein to expand the balloon to a known size or shape. In one aspect of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100222643 - Laparoscopic instrument and cannula assembly and related surgical method: A laparoscopic port assembly includes a cannula unit including three cannulas each extending at an acute angle relative to a base. The cannulas are flexible for receiving respective angulated laparoscopic instruments. The cannula unit is rotatingly received in a port holder for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the holder,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100222644 - Surgical access instrument: Embodiments of the invention include instruments and methods for providing surgical access to a surgical site. Some embodiments include a flexible arm that adjustably holds a retractor blade to enable access to the surgical site.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100222645 - Health and wellness monitoring system: A method and system for monitoring wellness information method may receive wellness information from a mobile device. The received wellness information may be compared against a monitoring profile associated with the mobile device, wherein the monitoring profile includes a number of rules, each rule including defined criteria and a result... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100222646 - Patient data mining for cardiology screening: A system and method for screening for coronary heart disease is provided. The method includes the steps of retrieving a test for assessing risk of coronary heart disease, the test including a plurality of data fields relating to coronary risk factors; accessing a database to populate the data fields with... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100222650 - Biological signal measuring apparatus: A biological signal measuring apparatus includes: a pressure sensor which measures a pressure in a living body; a respiratory sensor which measures respiratory information; and an outputting unit which detects an end-tidal based on the respiratory information measured by the respiratory sensor and which outputs a pressure value based on... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100222651 - Devices, systems, and methods for determining isometric and isotonic activity of luminal organs: Devices, systems, and methods for determining isometric and isotonic activity of luminal organs. In an exemplary method for detecting a luminal organ response to mechanical stimulation of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of maintaining a luminal organ at a first internal pressure, increasing the first internal pressure... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100222648 - Diabetes smartphone: The present invention is in the field of telemedicine systems and relates in particular to a system of improved operability. More particularly, it relates to a method and system for processing measured values being related to a human body, wherein a property of a human substance i.e. blood, urine, saliva,... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100222652 - Diagnostic sensor unit: The invention relates to a diagnostic sensor unit for the non-invasive detection of at least one physiological parameter of body tissue near the surface of the skin. The diagnostic sensor unit comprises an optical measurement unit (100) having at least one radiation source (4) for irradiating the tissue to be... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100222653 - Physiological event detection systems and methods: Systems and methods using constant false alarm rate techniques for event detection. One example of an event detection method includes collecting a first distribution of measurements for a first physiological parameter. In another example, the first distribution of measurements includes only non-event measurements. One or more values are determined corresponding... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100222649 - Remote medical servicing: An engagement is brokered between a consumer and a medical service provider; a request from a patient to consult with a medical service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider is received in a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100222647 - System and method for analysis and treatment of a body tissue: The invention provides a system and method for analysis and treatment of a tissue site. The system of the invention includes a probe unit containing one or more tissue sensing and monitoring probes configured to measure one or more parameters indicative of one or more states of the tissue site... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100222655 - Apparatus and method for monitoring pressure related changes in the extra-thoracic arterial circulatory system: A method and apparatus for monitoring changes in the intra-thoracic pressure of a patient due to the patient's respiratory activity or volumetric changes in the extra-thoracic arterial circulatory system due to cardiac function based on the changes in pressure in the patient's extra-thoracic arterial circulatory system as measured by a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100222656 - Methods and apparatus for sampling and analyzing body fluid: A sampling device for sampling body fluid includes a lancet for making an incision, a capillary tube for drawing-up body fluid from the incision, and a test strip affixed to an upper end of the capillary tube for receiving the fluid. An absorbent pad can be disposed between the test... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100222654 - Optical-based physiological sensor assembly with disposable barrier layer: A physiological sensor assembly includes a physiological sensor having at least one light source and at least one optical receiver. A substantially transparent barrier layer is disposed between the physiological sensor and the patient's skin such that the barrier layer is removably adhered to the physiological sensor and removably adhered... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100222657 - Method for glucose monitoring using fluorescence quenching: This disclosure relates to systems, devices, and methods of sensing an analyte. An implantable sensor may be contacted with a test sample under conditions that permit a binding protein and a ligand of the sensor to interact in an analyte-dependent manner to produce an analyte-dependent signal, and (b) detecting the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100222658 - System and method for non-invasive monitoring of cerebral tissue hemodynamics: A method and system are provided which are useful for the non-invasive determination and monitoring of cerebral tissue oxygenation. The method comprises the steps of generating at least first and second jugular venous output signals against time based on the reflection of at least first and second wavelengths of light,... Agent: Valentine A Cottrill Susan Tandan

20100222659 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100222660 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100222661 - Joining of sensor guide wire: There is a sensor guide wire (1) for intravascular measurements of physiological variables in a living body. The sensor guide wire (1) comprises at least two elongate sections, a first tubular elongate section (2) being tubular in the longitudinal direction of the sensor guide wire (1), and a second elongate... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100222663 - Non-invasive pneumothorax detection and apparatus: Provided is a micropower impulse radar (MIR) pneumothorax detector. The detector includes a processor and a handheld MIR scanner. The handheld MIR scanner includes a device housing, an antenna located within the device housing, circuitry that generates MIR signals, and circuitry that processes received echoes of the MIR signals and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100222662 - Systems, devices, and methods including paramagnetic oscillation, rotation, and translation of hemozoin asymmetric nanoparticles in response to dark-field or rheinberg detection of the presence of hemozoin: Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing a monitor/treatment device configured to, for example, detect hemozoin, as well as to monitor or treat a malarial infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100222664 - Catheter assembly including ecg sensor and magnetic assemblies: A stylet for use in guiding a distal tip of a catheter to a predetermined location within the body of a patient. In one embodiment the stylet is configured for use within a lumen of the catheter and comprises a core wire, an ECG sensor, and a magnetic assembly. The... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100222665 - Method and apparatus for the non-invasive imaging of anatomic tissue structures: A method for the non-invasive imaging of an anatomic tissue structure in isolation from surrounding tissues, including: receiving from an input device magnetic imaging data from a patient of the anatomic tissue structure and surrounding tissues; segmenting the imaging data to isolate the anatomic tissue structure imaging data from the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100222666 - Method and apparatus for breath-held mr data acquisition using interleaved acquisition: A method and apparatus are presented for acquiring MR cardiac images in a time equivalent to a single breath-hold. MR data acquisition is segmented across multiple cardiac cycles. MR data acquisition is interleaved from each phase of a first cardiac cycle with MR data from each phase of a subsequent... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100222667 - Compression device for enhancing normal/abnormal tissue contrast in mri including devices and methods related thereto: Featured are a device for compression of target tissue while magnetic resonance imaging the target tissue and methods and systems related thereto. The method includes disposing target tissue between the fixed surface and the moveable member of a compression device and compressing the target tissue between the fixed surface and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100222670 - Device for measuring and method for analysing gastrointestinal motility: The invention relates to a device for measuring the intestinal motility, that comprises a solid marker intended for travelling along the entire digestive system of a living being, or a portion thereof, a detector including means for detecting the position and the orientation of the marker, means for measuring the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100222668 - Guidance and implantation of catheters: A catheter system adapted for navigating, guiding and implanting a catheter or a plurality of catheters in a spatially-defined implantation within the tissue of a patient is provided. The system can include a tissue navigation system and a probe to inform the navigation system to guide emplacement of the catheters... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100222671 - Identification and presentation of device-to-vessel relative motion: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a tool that is inserted into a portion of a body of a subject that undergoes cyclic motion. A plurality of native images of the tool inside the portion of the body are acquired, at respective phases of the cyclic motion. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100222669 - Medical device guide: A medical device guide having an inner member having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one lumen therein. An outer member surrounds the proximal portion of the inner member such that the distal end of the inner member projects beyond the distal end of the outer member,... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20100222672 - Subcutaneous biopsy cavity marker device: A marking device for identifying a subcutaneous biopsy cavity having a first nonabsorbable marker element detectable by a first imaging modality and a second nonabsorbable marker element detectable by a second imaging modality but not detectable by the first imaging modality.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100222673 - Intra-operative head and neck nerve mapping: The invention provides both systems and kits for medical imaging of nerves in the head and neck of a subject.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100222674 - Medical injector system: A syringe includes a body and a plunger movably disposed within the body. The syringe may be used with an injector including a drive member. The drive member preferably includes at least one pin adapted to form a retractable abutting connection with an interior of a plunger to enable the... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100222675 - Device and method for determining the state of anchoring of an implanted endoprosthesis: In a device (10, 10′) for determining the state of anchoring of an implanted endoprosthesis (12, 12′), comprising means for oscillation of the endoprosthesis (12, 12′) and means for detecting the state of oscillation of the endoprosthesis (12, 12′), it is proposed that the means for oscillation of the endoprosthesis... Agent: Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria P.C.

20100222677 - Needle and tine deployment mechanism: A needle electrode deployment shaft includes a central member and a plurality of needle electrodes. The central member has a plurality of needle advancement channels formed therein. The needle electrodes are disposed within the advancement channels and each advancement channel terminates in a ramp portion which deflects the needles radially... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100222676 - Ultrasonic therapeutic apparatus: An ultrasonic therapeutic apparatus according to the present invention being provided with: an ultrasonic probe (102) provided with a group of ultrasonic transducers for diagnosis use and a group of ultrasonic transducers for therapeutic use of which at least apart of ultrasonic beam irradiation surfaces are arranged so as to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100222678 - Method and device for measuring a mean value of visco-elasticity of a region of interest:

20100222679 - Method and apparatus for assessing risk of preterm delivery: An apparatus for assessing the risk of preterm delivery and the success of induction of labor at term uses a steered ultrasound beam to assess microstructure of the cervix revealed by backscatter power attenuation at a range of angles. It is believed that objective and precise description of cervical microstructure... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20100222680 - Ultrasound imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image-manipulation receiving unit receives an image manipulation by a user. A viewpoint/mark calculating unit calculates a viewpoint and a display position of a probe mark based on the image manipulation by the user. A mark-notation creating unit creates a probe mark, a front-back distinction mark, a line of indicating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100222681 - Synchronization of repetitive therapeutic interventions: A medical device of the type used for assisting a user in manually delivering repetitive therapy to a patient (e.g., chest compressions or ventilations in cardiac resuscitation), the device comprising a feedback device configured to generate feedback cues to assist the user in timing the delivery of the repetitive therapy,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222683 - ultrasound probe, particularly for diagnostic imaging: An ultrasound probe particularly for diagnostic purposes includes a first array of ultrasound transducers that generate ultrasound waves by electric excitation and transforming ultrasound waves impinging on them into electric signals. Each transducer is provided with contact electrodes which are connected respectively to a ground potential and to electric signals... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100222682 - Ultrasonic diagnosis device: Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic device including a probe. When an ultrasonic diagnosis is performed, the ultrasonic diagnostic device may limit an elastic movement of an inspection portion of a subject occurring due to a contact pressure of the probe by disposing a movement limiting instrument on the inspection portion... Agent: Jones Day

20100222684 - Estimating physical parameters using three dimensional representations: Methods, systems, and apparatus for estimating physical parameters using three dimensional representations. In one aspect, predetermined light patterns are projected onto an object and light patterns resulting from an interaction of the projected light patterns and portions of the object are detected. Three dimensional locations of multiple light elements in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100222685 - Macro-control of treatment for sleep disordered breathing: A method and apparatus for treating sleep disordered breathing. An arousal index is determined for use in an outer loop of a control algorithm, the arousal index being a measure of the frequency of sleep arousals. The respiratory airflow signal in an inner loop of the control algorithm is monitored... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100222686 - Miniature wireless biomedical telemetry device: Provided herein are embodiments of a miniature wireless biomedical telemetry device along with systems and methods for its use. A miniature amplifier and transmitter allow recording of physiological signals from small animals, such as rats, mice and birds, as well as humans. The device is positioned externally and is easily... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100222687 - Method and system for monitoring vital body signs of a seated person: A method comprising the step of using a plurality of doppler radars disposed on the seat belt or integrated into the seat belt for monitoring vital body signs of a person seated in a seat of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The disclosed method unobtrusively monitors vital body signs like... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100222689 - Cooperative processing with mobile monitoring device and computer system: An arrangement includes a mobile device executing a process to detect an episode in electrical signals representative of a beating heart. The mobile device determines that the detected episode is a notable finding and sends data corresponding to the notable finding to a second system. The second system analyzes the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100222688 - Means and method for the detection of cardiac events: Disclosed is a system for the detection of cardiac events that includes an implanted device called a cardiosaver, a physician's programmer and an external alarm system. The system is designed to provide early detection of cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction or exercise induced myocardial ischemia caused by an... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100222690 - Differentiating ischemic from non-ischemic t-wave inversion: A method of discriminating between ischemic and cardiac memory effects in a heart, comprising receiving electrocardiographic (ECG) data, calculating, from the ECG data, a direction of a T-wave vector, diagnosing ischemia if the T-wave vector is between about 75 degrees and about 200 degrees, and diagnosing cardiac memory if the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100222692 - Apparatus and method for delivery of an aerosol: An apparatus for measuring lung ventilation, comprising: a pressure device to measure volume of air flow; an aerosol-generating device that provides aerosol particles to be released at a determined point in a breathing cycle; a mouthpiece with a detector that measures the concentration of aerosol particles for a given volume... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100222691 - Method and means for indication of life function: The present invention refers to a method and a device for indication of the percentage of carbon dioxide in a person's exhaled air, when breathing occurs through a means conducting the air flow. According to the invention, a means for determining the percentage of carbon dioxide is fixed or removably... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.

20100222693 - Managing flow/volume loop information: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods of extracting optimal information from a flow/volume loop concerning the patient's respiratory condition by examining the overall shape of the space under the flow/volume loop's expiration portion. In some embodiments, this is done with reference to the center of mass of that space.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100222694 - Field-deployable concussion detector: A method and apparatus for providing an on-site diagnosis of a subject to determine the presence and/or severity of a concussion is provided. The method includes placing an electrode set coupled to a handheld base unit on the subject's head, acquiring brain electrical signals from the subject through the electrode... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100222695 - autonomous wireless system for evoked potential measurements: The present invention provides a Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential monitoring system comprising an autonomous integrated system. The integrated system comprises an output being arranged for transferring a stimulation signal via an actuator to an equilibrium organ of a person, a processing and controlling block having an integrated radio and antenna,... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100222696 - Apparatus and method for assessing vascular health: Apparatus and methods for utilizing conductivity measurements to assess vascular health or to diagnose vascular conditions are disclosed. An exemplary method includes performing a first conductivity measurement of an extremity at a first elevation; elevating the extremity to a second elevation; performing a second conductivity measurement at the second elevation;... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100222697 - Electroacupuncture system and method for determining meridian energy balance number: An electroacupuncture system for measuring and treating meridian energy balance in a patient. The system also includes a processing apparatus connected to the electrical potential source capable of calculating an overall meridian energy balance number. The processing apparatus may be programmed to carry out a method for determining a meridian... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100222699 - Method for monitoring internal tissue: A method of monitoring internal tissue in a non-invasive way is described. Microwave energy may be provided to tissue and a focused antenna may detect energy from the tissue and quantify the results.... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100222698 - Tissue heating and monitoring system with seat: A system is described having a heating device with a focused antenna array, a chair, a cabinet, at least one temperature monitoring device, a cooling system, and a controller. The system may be used to heat and monitor internal tissue and/or fluid in an individual in a non-invasive way.... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100222700 - Biopsy device with sample storage: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining and storing multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in an end to end configuration. The device can include a sample tube having a sample lumen and a generally parallel vacuum lumen. A movable member, such... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100222701 - Body liquid collecting auxiliary member and body liquid collecting device using the auxiliary member: Provided is a body liquid collecting device comprising a body liquid collecting auxiliary sheet (9), and a transparent member (12) made integral with the body liquid collecting auxiliary sheet (9) and having a lens (11) for collecting laser beam from a semiconductor laser (4b) such that it is interposed between... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100222702 - Method of using a packaging material for a medical instrument set: A method for using a packaging material for a medical instrument set, the medical instrument set being housed in said packaging material and assembled from a plurality of medical instruments. The packaging material includes a packaging material body having an opening therein and a lid that closes the opening and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100222703 - Blood test device: A blood test device (21) ensuring successful measurement wherein fingers scarcely slip out from the blood test device and blood never sticks to other sites in the course from the puncture of the patient's skin to the completion of the blood test. This blood test device (21) comprises a cartridge... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100222704 - Methods and apparatus for sampling and analyzing body fluid: A sampling device for sampling body fluid includes a lancet for making an incision, a capillary tube for drawing-up body fluid from the incision, and a test strip affixed to an upper end of the capillary tube for receiving the fluid. An absorbent pad can be disposed between the test... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100222705 - Method of measuring quality of the equine distal phallange from a lateral-medial radiograph: A method to determine the relative concavity of the palmar aspect of the distal phalange of the equid from a standard lateral-medial radiograph. Horses are born with a relatively large concavity, and with age, through a demineralization process, the concavity reduces. The method gives a way to monitor and assess... Agent: John J. Craig

20100222707 - Carrier for thin-film force sensor for measuring masticatory forces: Measuring isometric bite forces has until now been an impracticable endeavor in clinical practice, since there is no device which is easy to use. Commercially available reusable force sensors were the starting point of the idea to develop a simple device to hold and position these thin-film force sensors while... Agent: Dr. Hans-werner Weisskircher

20100222706 - Probe for measuring oral pressure, device for measuring oral pressure using the same, and training tool for restoring oral function: A probe for measuring oral pressure according to the present invention includes: a balloon 1; a hollow tube 3 that has a first opening portion 3b and a second opening portion 3c and is connected to the balloon so that the first opening potion 3b communicates with an inside of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100222708 - Intra-vaginal sensor to measure pelvic floor loading: Devices and methods are provided for measuring pressure in a non-fluid-filled area of a patient's body. The device includes a capsule having an outer wall and a base surface that define an inner cavity, which retains fluid. The outer wall of the capsule can be made of a flexible material.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100222712 - Bias-probe rotation test of vestibular function: Apparatus and methods for rotation test stimulus and analysis methods overcome many of the limitations of traditional clinical tests of peripheral vestibular function. An embodiment includes a rotational stimuli applied to the rotational motion for testing that includes two separate components, a bias component and a probe component. The bias... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100222711 - Devices, systems and methods for capturing biomechanical motion: Systems, devices and methods for capturing motion from a body as disclosed. The systems, devices and methods allow for accurate placement of sensors relative to a body in order capture and analyze motion information.... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100222710 - Management program for the benefit of a companion animal: A management program for the benefit of a companion animal can maintain, enhance or improve the health and well-being of the companion animal. The management program can include recommendations for dietary modification, supplement administration, weight loss/management plans, physical activity recommendation, veterinary intervention and combinations thereof.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100222709 - Method for determining the biological age of a companion animal: A method for determining the biological age of the companion animal. A companion animal ambulates from a first region to a second region of a pressure detection unit and the footfall data is utilized in the determination of the biological age of the companion animal.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

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