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20100274070 - Respiration stimulation: An automated respiration stimulation apparatus comprising a detector configured to measure a respiratory cycle of a user and a stimulator configured to automatically apply a stimulation to the user's acoustic nerve to interrupt a disturbance in the respiratory cycle of the user in response to the detection of the disturbance... Agent: Dave R. Hofman Attorney For Applicants
20100274071 - Aromatic compositions as inhibitors of exoprotein production in non-absorbent articles: and NH2 and salts thereof; R5 is a monovalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R6 is a divalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R7 is a trivalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R8 is a monovalent substituted or unsubstituted saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety which may... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100274072 - Sphincteric control system: A sphincteric control system for controlling the function of a bodily organ, such as the bladder. The system includes a first implanted sphincter disposed about a portion of the bodily organ, a second implanted sphincter disposed about a portion of the bodily organ, and a stimulator unit that is adapted... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100274073 - Methods and devices for predicting ovulation and optimum insemination time of animals: Manual techniques for monitoring animal ovulation cycle have been used commercially to determine the best time to breed animals. Techniques using heat as an indicator for ovulation do not always correspond to ovulation. The present invention provides methods, apparatus, and kits for monitoring and predicting ovulation using an automated hand-held... Agent: James L. Wilcox, Esq. Joseph Aceto, Esq.
20100274075 - Cardiac support device: A highly compliant and elastic cardiac support device is provided. The device is constructed from a biocompatible material is applied to an external surface of a heart. The device can be used to resist dilatation of the heart, to provide acute wall support, or to enhance reduction in the size... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100274076 - Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method: Devices and methods for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the heart wall stress. The device can be one which reduces wall stress throughout the cardiac cycle or only a portion of the cardiac cycle.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100274074 - Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants: Described are implants, tools, and methods useful for treating pelvic conditions such as prolapse, by placing an implant to support pelvic tissue, the implants, tools, and methods involving one or more of an insertion tool that works in coordination with a sheath, adjusting engagements, specific implants and pieces of implants,... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC
20100274077 - Method for surface inclusions detection in nitinol which are primary corrosion and fatigue initiation sites and indicators of overall quality of nitinol material: The method for surface inclusions detection in wrought and finished Nitinol products by immersing them in aqueous solution of 1% to 12% preferably 6% sodium hypochlorite in room temperature of around 25° C. for specify period of time preferably 15 minutes and checking for black flocculent precipitate developing on the... Agent: Ryszard Rokicki
20100274078 - Endoscope manipulator for minimally invasive surgery: According to endoscope manipulator for MIS capable of overcoming disadvantages of multiaxial endoscope manipulator including conventional robot arm and providing compact and light-weight structure to obtain maximum activity space for medical staff, multi-joint arm is configured so that movement of all joints from base link to tip link is manually... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100274079 - Endoscope manipulator for minimally invasive surgery: Endoscope manipulator for MIS can overcome disadvantages of multiaxial endoscope manipulator including conventional robot arm and provide compact and lightweight structure to obtain maximum activity space for medical staff. According to the endoscope manipulator for MIS, multi-joint arm is configured so that movement of all of the joints from base... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100274080 - Remote position control for surgical apparatus: A system for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes a cannula, a surgical instrument for use through the cannula, and a remote positioning system to adjust the relative position between the surgical instrument and the cannula. By allowing a physician to perform the minimally invasive surgical procedure at a... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100274082 - Endoscope system, endoscope, and driving method: An endoscope includes an elongated tube. An objective lens system is disposed in the elongated tube, for passing image light from an object. A fiber optic image guide includes plural optical fibers bundled together, has a distal tip, is inserted through the elongated tube, for transmitting the image light focused... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100274083 - Human body communication system and method: There is provided a human body communication system including: a wireless capsule injected into the body to acquire image information of the interior of the body and transmitting a signal with respect to the acquired information to the outside of the body from the inside of the body by using... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100274081 - Visual veress needle assembly: A visual veress needle assembly is provided including an optically conductive veress needle for puncturing tissue and having a hollow interior and an optical stylet insertable through the hollow interior of the veress needle. The veress needle is constructed of translucent material enabling light to pass through from a proximal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100274085 - Exchangeable guide-wire with balloon for foreign body extraction: A guide-wire device is presented. The guide-wire device is includes a guide-wire housing, an inner shaft member disposed within the guide-wire housing, and a balloon for use in foreign body extraction and as an anchoring means to facilitate the exchange of ancillary devices over the guide-wire housing. An inflation hub... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20100274084 - Trans-endoscopic hydraulic balloon apparatus: A trans-endoscopic hydraulic balloon dilation apparatus includes a fluid reservoir containing a hydraulic fluid. A shaft has a lumen in fluid communication with a leading end of the fluid reservoir. A balloon is mounted on the shaft and an opening in the shaft enables hydraulic fluid to flow through the... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20100274087 - Medical robotic system with coupled control modes: In a coupled control mode, the surgeon directly controls movement of an associated slave manipulator with an input device while indirectly controlling movement of one or more non-associated slave manipulators, in response to commanded motion of the directly controlled slave manipulator, to achieve a secondary objective. By automatically performing secondary... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
20100274086 - Position control of medical appliances in the human body by means of phase difference measurement: A system measures a change in position of a medical appliance, such as an endoscopy capsule. A device uses this measurement in order to influence the position of the medical appliance. The medical appliance sends a signal that is received by a multiplicity of spatially separate receiving devices. The time... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100274088 - Flexible medical instrument: A medical device is provided for use in surgery or endoscopy. The device has a control handle, shaft, and end effector. The end effector includes a flexible bending section utilizing layered flat springs to enable two-way deflection of the bending section. Alignment, spacing, and material composition allows movement of the... Agent: Clock Tower Law Group
20100274089 - Laparoscope and setting method thereof: A laparoscope includes: a housing extending a particular length; a pair of lenses set in both end portions of the housing along a lengthwise direction; a pair of first reflectors mounted within the housing adjacent to the pair of lenses to reflect light from the pair of lenses towards a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100274090 - Endoscope system, endoscope, and driving method: An endoscope includes an elongated tube. An objective lens system is disposed in the elongated tube, for passing image light from an object. A fiber optic image guide includes plural optical fibers bundled together, has a distal tip, is inserted through the elongated tube, for transmitting the image light focused... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100274091 - Auto-closure apical access positioner device and method: A positioning device for providing access to a ventricle of a heart. In one embodiment, the device includes a cup positionable over an apex of the heart and at least a first access valve in the cup for accessing an entry point to the ventricle of the heart.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular
20100274092 - Force-determining retraction device and associated method: A retraction device adapted to retract tissue is provided, comprising at least one pair of opposed retraction members, with each retraction member being capable of operably engaging the tissue to be retracted. A drive mechanism is operably engaged with at least one of each pair of retraction members for separating... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20100274093 - Methods and devices for identifying sealing port size: Methods and devices are provided for identifying surgical port size. In one embodiment, a surgical access device can include a proximal housing and a distal retractor with a plurality of sealing ports seated in the housing. The surgical access device can also include at least one identifier configured to indicate... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100274094 - Tissue retraction apparatus: A tissue retraction apparatus comprising a first body including a first body lower surface with a plurality of tracks embedded therein; a second body coupled to the first body that allows rotational movement of the first body relative to the second body, the second body including a second body upper... Agent: Rahman LLC
20100274095 - Expanding cannula and retractor device and methods of use: Expanding cannula and retractor devices and methods of use are provided. An expanding cannula and retractor device includes a first tube, a second tube positioned within the first tube, and an expandable continuous membrane connecting distal portions of the first and second tubes. The membrane can expand into an annulus... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20100274096 - Minimally invasive access device for heart valve procedures: A surgical access device including a lower portion having a central opening spaced from a lower portion outer wall, an upper portion adjacent to the lower portion and having a central opening spaced from an upper portion outer wall, and at least one flange portion extending outwardly from the upper... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular
20100274097 - Surgical instrument: Provided is a surgical instrument which can provide a field of view over a surgical site by sucking blood from a bleeding site during surgery such as tissue dissection and illuminating a dark and deep surgical site. The surgical instrument includes a first body including at least one suction port... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100274099 - Acoustic sensor assembly: An acoustic sensor is configured to provide accurate and robust measurement of bodily sounds under a variety of conditions, such as in noisy environments or in situations in which stress, strain, or movement may be imparted onto a sensor with respect to a patient. Embodiments of the sensor provide a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100274098 - Patient monitoring system: A patient monitoring system is disclosed having a central configuration management system in communication with a plurality of medical monitors via a communication system. The central communication management system allows users to create a plurality of use-specific monitor configurations, such as physician-specific and location-specific monitor configurations. The plurality of use-specific... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20100274105 - Body cavity physiological measurement device: Provided herein is a self-contained physiological measuring device adapted for disposition within a patient body cavity, primarily the vagina, for an extended period of time (e.g., 6-48 hours or more). While disposed within the body cavity, the device periodically measures one or more physiological parameters. In addition to measuring such... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100274106 - Detecting sleep: A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the patient is... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20100274104 - Infant/child monitor: A monitoring device including a plurality of sensors, each sensor configured to measure one of a plurality of vital sign parameters and a plurality of environmental parameters. The monitoring device further including a memory configured to store at least a programmable upper limit and a programmable lower limit for each... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke
20100274102 - Processing physiological sensor data using a physiological model combined with a probabilistic processor: A pulse oximeter system comprises a data processor configured to perform a method that combines a sigma point Kalman filter (SPKF) or sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) algorithm with Bayesian statistics and a mathematical model comprising a cardiovascular model and a plethysmography model to remove contaminating noise and artifacts from the... Agent: Tomas Friend, LLC
20100274100 - Systems and methods for monitoring subjects in potential physiological distress: The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring in real time the physiological status of one or more subjects, especially subject engaged in potentially hazardous or dangerous activities. Systems include wearable items with one or more physiological sensors and a local data unit (LDU) operatively coupled to the sensors.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20100274103 - Ultrasound communications via wireless interface to patient monitor: An ultrasound diagnostic imaging system (10) is provided that includes a patient monitor (12) and an ultrasound machine (14). The patient monitor (12) includes a communications processing unit (16) with a sensor interface (18) for receiving physiological data and a wireless interface (20) for transmitting ultrasound control data to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100274101 - Wireless monitoring bio-diagnosis system: A MEMS wireless monitoring bio-diagnosis system includes an implantable biosensor system chip, a surface transmitter and an external monitor center. The implantable biosensor system chip contains a biosensor for a cardio-vascular indicator and a wireless transmitter to deliver detected bio-signal data. With the MEMS wireless monitoring bio-diagnosis system, the bio-signal... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100274108 - Method and apparatus for providing rechargeable power in data monitoring and management systems: Method and apparatus for providing a disposable power supply source integrated into the housing of the transmitter unit mount that is placed on the skin of the patient, and configured to receive the transmitter unit is disclosed. The transmitter unit mount is configured to be disposable with the analyte sensor... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20100274107 - Polymer membranes for continuous analyte sensors: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20100274109 - Measurement apparatus for heart rate variability: The present invention relates to a measurement apparatus for heart rate variability, which comprises an earpiece, a measurement module for photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal measuring an ear and producing a first physiological signal of a person under test, a measurement module for electrocardiographic (ECG) signal measuring a second physiological signal of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100274110 - Optical determination of ph and glucose: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an optical sensor capable of measuring two analytes simultaneously with a single indicator system. In preferred embodiments, the sensor comprises a fluorescent dye having acid and base forms that facilitate ratiometric pH sensing, wherein the dye is further associated with a glucose... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100274111 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100274112 - Modular combination of medication infusion and analyte monitoring: Methods and systems for providing modular components in an integrated infusion device and analyte monitoring system where the components are independently replaceable are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20100274113 - Electrophysiological analysis system: The invention provides an electrophysiological analysis system, in particular for detecting pathological states. This system comprises: electrodes intended to be placed in different regions of the body that are well away from each other; an adjustable DC voltage source for generating successive DC voltage pulses varying in magnitude from one... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100274114 - Signal sensing in an implanted apparatus with an internal reference: An implantable apparatus for sensing biological signals from an animal includes at least two electrodes disposed at locations to sense the biological signals. The electrode locations may be internal or external to the animal. Insulated conductors couple the electrodes via a passive network of filters to an instrumentation amplifier that... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100274115 - Lead extension with physiological data recorder: A lead extension is provided that includes a physiological data recorder configured to store physiological data from the patient. A first extension segment may electrically and physically couple an implantable medical lead to the physiological data recorder, and a second extension segment may electrically and physically couple an implantable medical... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100274116 - Computer-supported medical image acquisition and/or assessment: In a method for supported recording and/or analysis, in particular assessment, of images which are to be and/or have been recorded with an imaging device using a database containing medical information, in particular a medical atlas, in the imaging device and/or in a computer, following a command from a user... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100274117 - Efficient visualization of cortical vascular territories and functional mri by cycled arterial spin labeling mri: Regional arterial spin labeling (regASL) speeds up acquisition without sacrificing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the resulting perfusion images by using the same control image (i.e. acquired without labeling of blood in a vessel) for two or more vascular territory measurements. This regional ASL is accomplished by creating prepared spin... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100274118 - Process and control device for operating a magnetic resonance imaging scanner: In a magnetic resonance imaging system having a scanner having a magnetic field system, a radio frequency system and a control device, and a method for operating such a system, the control device generates a control signal sequence on the basis of a control protocol for the purpose of executing... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100274119 - Blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus, method of blood flow dynamic analysis, and magnetic resonance imaging system: A blood flow dynamic analysis apparatus analyzes the kinetics of a blood flow in a subject by injecting a contrast medium into the subject. The apparatus includes a map generation device computing the value of a parameter related to time change in the concentration of the contrast medium injected into... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100274122 - Apparatus and method for monitoring the position of an orthopaedic prosthesis: A system, apparatus, and method for determining a position of an orthopaedic prosthesis includes a patient support platform, a sensor array coupled to the patient support platform, and a controller electrically coupled to the sensor array. The sensor array is configured to generate data signals in response to an output... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100274124 - Method and apparatus for surgical navigation: A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient that may include a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instruments. The dynamic reference frames... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100274120 - Synchronous interventional scanner: When performing an interventional CT scan on a subject, radiation dose is limited by employing a dynamic collimator (142) that collimates X-rays emitted by an X-ray source (112). The X-ray source (112) and collimator (142) rotate around a VOI (122) in the subject, and move axially along the VOI (122)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100274123 - System and method for mapping electrophysiology information onto complex geometry: The instant invention relates to an electrophysiology apparatus and method used to measure electrical activity occurring in a portion of tissue of a patient and to visualize the electrical activity and/or information related to the electrical activity. In particular, the instant invention relates to three-dimensional mapping of the electrical activity... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department
20100274121 - Targeting an orthopaedic implant landmark: A system for targeting landmarks on devices such as surgical implants is disclosed. The system can include a field generator for generating one or more magnetic fields, an orthopaedic implant located within the magnetic fields, the implant having at least one landmark, a removable probe with a first magnetic sensor,... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100274125 - Apparatus and method for delivering ablative laser energy and determining the volume of tumor mass destroyed: An apparatus and method for determining a volume of tissue mass destroyed. The present invention includes a temperature probe and a laser probe having a temperature sensor. The laser probe and temperature probe are inserted to measure a temperature of the tissue mass and a temperature of tissue mass surrounding... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100274126 - Fluid driven medical injectors: Some injectors of the invention may include a fluid drive responsive to pressure of a working fluid (e.g., liquid, pneumatic, or both) to impart a sequence of forces to drive a delivery device (e.g., a syringe) to deliver a medical fluid (e.g., a contrast agent, a radiopharmaceutical, a drug, or... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100274127 - Fluid driven medical injectors: Some injectors of the invention may include a fluid drive responsive to pressure of a working fluid (e.g., liquid, pneumatic, or both) to impart a sequence of forces to drive a delivery device (e.g., a syringe) to deliver a medical fluid (e.g., a contrast agent, a radiopharmaceutical, a drug, or... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100274128 - Fluid driven medical injectors: Some injectors of the invention may include a fluid drive responsive to pressure of a working fluid (e.g., liquid, pneumatic, or both) to impart a sequence of forces to drive a delivery device (e.g., a syringe) to deliver a medical fluid (e.g., a contrast agent, a radiopharmaceutical, a drug, or... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100274129 - Apparatus and methods for separating pericardial tissue from the epicardium of the heart: Systems and methods for separating pericardial tissue from the epicardium of the heart are disclosed. The apparatus includes a catheter comprising an elongated body, including a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending therebetween. The apparatus further comprises a needle carried at the distal end of the... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100274130 - Systems and methods for tracking and guiding high intensity focused ultrasound beams: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for tracking and guiding high intensity focused ultrasound beams (HIFU). More particularly, the disclosed systems and methods involve use of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging to detect the focal position of an HIFU capable transducer relative to a target area. The focal... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100274131 - Balance body ultrasound system: The present invention relates to a hand held ultrasound system having a balance body, a transducer assembly connected to said balance body via a communication means and a plurality of control elements arranged in an ergonomic fashion on said balance body, such that a user may hold said system and... Agent: Sonosite, Inc. / Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
20100274132 - Arranging a three-dimensional ultrasound image in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for arranging a 3D (three-dimensional) ultrasound image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: a storage unit for storing a plurality of reference position information each corresponding to a plurality of target objects; a user input unit configured to receive input information... Agent: Jones Day
20100274133 - Detecting a stenosis in a blood vessel: Doppler ultrasound may be used to detect stenosis in a blood vessel using a variety of approaches. In one approach, the flow envelope is extracted from the Doppler ultrasound measurements, and the extracted flow envelope is parameterized. Classification is then done based on those parameters (and optionally other parameters), to... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100274134 - Method for evaluation of renal vascular perfusion using power doppler ultrasonography: A method for evaluation of renal perfusion with power Doppler ultrasonography is disclosed in the present invention. Serial renal vascular images at different vascular areas including the whole vascular tree, interlobar, arcuate, and interlobular vessels were captured. Imaging processing software was designed to analyze the changes of power Doppler intensity... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100274135 - Ultrasonographic identification of a sentinel lymph node: A method of detecting at least one axillary sentinel lymph node using ultrasonography is described. The method comprises injecting an iron hydroxide compound into a patient at or near a suspected tumor site in the breast and waiting an amount of time required for the iron hydroxide compound to enter... Agent: Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC C/o Cpa Global
20100274136 - Array of electroacoustic transducers and electronic probe for three-dimensional imaging: An electroacoustic transducer assembly and probe for emitting and receiving acoustic radiation beams. The transducer assembly comprising an array of electroacoustic transducers composed of a plurality of individual transducer elements each one being composed of an electroacoustic element. A means for defocusing a radiation pulse emitted from the transducer element... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100274139 - Ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus includes: a transducer array 1 composed of arrayed transducer elements T1 to T6 for transmitting ultrasound; driving circuits D1A to D6A each provided for transmission channels for driving each of the transducer elements; a transmission trigger generator 2 for generating a trigger pulse for controlling each... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100274137 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is disclosed. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a main body, a receiving part provided to the main body, and an arch-shaped support mounted on the main body to form the receiving part on the main body. The main body of the apparatus is provided at an... Agent: Jones Day
20100274138 - Ultrasound transducer, electronic device and ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound transducer of the present invention includes elements each provided with an electromechanical conversion element that converts an electric signal inputted between a first electrode and a second electrode into vibration, an array section made up of n elements in a row direction and m elements in a column... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100274140 - Method of mounting a transducer to a driveshaft: A method of mounting a transducer to a driveshaft which eliminates the need for a transducer housing, the improved method directly attaches the transducer to a rigid distal tip of a driveshaft which is part of a rotatable imaging core of a catheter assembly. The method contemplates heat treating the... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100274141 - Measures of cardiac contractility variability during ischemia: Systems and methods include obtaining a measure of cardiac contractility. A cardiac contractility variability is determined from the measure of cardiac contractility. Analyzing the cardiac contractility variability, an indication of cardio-vasculature health is provided.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100274142 - Method and apparatus for correcting error in blood pressure measurement: Provided are a method and apparatus for correcting an error in blood pressure measurement. In a method of correcting an error in a measured blood pressure, the error in the measured blood pressure, which is measured at a first site of a first body is calculated based on a correlation... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100274143 - Method and apparatus for estimating blood pressure: A method for estimating blood pressure includes: sensing a value of a first sphygmus wave in a region of a user's body while pressurizing the region with a first pressure; sensing a value of a second sphygmus wave in the region while pressurizing the region a second pressure; and estimating... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100274144 - Measurement circuit for heart rate variability: The present invention relates to a measurement circuit for heart rate variability, which uses a measurement circuit for photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal to measure an ear and produces a first measured signal, a measurement circuit for electrocardiographic (ECG) signal to measure a second measured signal, an audio processing unit to produces... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100274145 - Fetal monitoring device and methods: Described herein are fetal and/or maternal monitoring devices, systems and methods using UWB medical radar. These devices and systems may include a UWB sensor providing high-resolution and reliable simultaneous monitoring of multiple indicators of fetal and/or maternal health, such as fetal heart rate, fetal heart rate variability, fetal respiration, fetal... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100274147 - Detecting ischemia with nonlinear heart rate variability measures: Systems and methods include accessing a plurality of cardiac indications. A heart rate variability metric is produced by analyzing the plurality of cardiac indications using a measurement from a class of nonlinear measurements. Nonlinear measurements include, but are not limited to, approximate entropy, X-Y scatter from a Poincaré plot, fractal... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100274146 - Dynamic selection of algorithms for arrhythmia detection: An apparatus comprises a first implantable sensor produces a first electrical sensor signal representative of cardiac depolarization events of a heart of a subject, a second implantable sensor that produces a second electrical sensor signal representative of hemodynamic function of the heart, a signal analyzer circuit, and an arrhythmia discrimination... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100274148 - Distinguishing between treatable and non-treatable heart rhythms: Techniques are described for distinguishing between treatable and non-treatable heart rhythms. A medical device that operates in accordance with the techniques analyzes characteristics over several cardiac event intervals to detect initiation of a sudden rate onset. After detection of the initiation of the sudden rate onset, the IMD analyzes a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100274149 - Methods for detecting atrial tachyarrhythmia in implantable devices without dedicated atrial sensing: An apparatus comprises an implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to provide a sensed depolarization signal from a ventricle and a processor. The processor includes a signal analyzer module and a tachyarrhythmia discrimination module. The signal analyzer module is configured to determine a measure of stability of ventricular (V-V) depolarization... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100274150 - Multi-electrode mapping system: In some aspects, a method includes measuring unipolar signals at one or more electrodes in response to electrical activity in a heart cavity. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on Laplace's equation, bipolar physiological information at multiple locations of an surface based on the measured unipolar... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100274151 - Assisting method and apparatus for radiotherapy: An assisting method for radiotherapy is provided. The method detects the inspiratory and expiratory lung volumes of a patient lying on a supporting means to calculate displacement of the tumor adjacent to the diaphragm of the patient, and then drives the supporting means on which the patient lean to move... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100274152 - Device and method for performing electroencephalography: A device 10 for performing electroencephalography on a patient, the device comprising a sagittal portion 14 comprising: a forehead anchor 44 comprising two forehead anchor arms, a first forehead anchor arm 46 and an opposing second forehead anchor arm 48; a neck anchor 54 comprising two neck anchor arms, a... Agent: Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
20100274153 - Method and apparatus for reducing noise in brain signal measurements: A method and apparatus for reducing noise in brain signal measurements. The method provides an array of sensors providing for spatial oversampling, and multiple samplings over time to produce measurement data. The measurement data have a variance common to the sensors, and a remaining variance that can be safely assumed... Agent: Garth Janke Portland Intellectual Property, LLC
20100274154 - Temperature measuring method, particularly of a human or animal patient: A temperature measuring method comprises a step of detecting, by an infrared thermometer, the intensity of an infrared radiation coming from a region of interest of a patient for determining the patient's temperature, and a step of pointing a target area that is coincident with the region of interest and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100274155 - Sanitary swab collection system, microfluidic assay device, and methods for diagnostic assays: Biohazard specimen collection containers are provided with an external disposable skin, that is stripped away and discarded after the biohazardous specimen is collected, thus reducing or eliminating objectionable or dangerous residues on the outside surfaces of the container. Further, we teach that the sample collection container with external disposable skin... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100274156 - Device for monitoring a patient for a urinary tract infection: The invention provides for a urinary monitoring device to monitor for the presence or absence of markers indicative of a urinary tract infection (UTI). The invention also provides for methods of using such a device.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100274157 - Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing: A method of controlling a penetrating member is provided. The method comprises providing a lancing device comprising a penetrating member driver having a position sensor and a processor that can determine the relative position and velocity of the penetrating member based on measuring relative position of the penetrating member with... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20100274158 - Guide wire loading method and apparatus with towel attachment mechanism and retaining member: A device for loading a guide wire into the open end of a tubular instrument, such as a catheter. The device can be a block of material having a groove in its surface. The ends of the guide wire and the tubular instrument are placed into the groove and moved... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20100274159 - Device and method for fitting a pessary: There is provided a device for measuring an inside shape of a vagina, including a device body, operationally connected to one or more movable cheeks, the cheeks movable in a direction substantially transaxially relative to the device body longitudinal axis, and a width indicator, for indicating a distance between opposite... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20100268012 - Radioprotective materials, methods of transport and utilization thereof, nanoscale-microscale supramagnetic and supraconducting particles, spherical flow dynamics and sonoluminesence: A spherical sonoluminesence chamber is treated with a positively charged transducer at one end and a negatively charged transducer at the other end, and a charge is applied to a medium of helium or other gas or liquid, with the anions, cat ions, or oxides of our selected particles dispersed... Agent: Marina Lisa Zakala
20100268013 - Methods and apparatus for intraocular brachytherapy: A method for performing intraocular brachytherapy and an apparatus for performing the same is disclosed. The apparatus preferably comprises a hand-held delivery device that advances a radiation source into an associated cannula or probe that is positioned adjacent the target tissue. The handpiece provides for shielded storage of the radiation... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100268015 - Brachytherapy element transfer system: Disclosed herein is a system for transferring brachytherapy elements to a needle, such as seeds, connectors, spacers, and strands. The system comprises a transfer device and, optionally, a stylet and a rack configured to hold one or more transfer devices.... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20100268014 - Brachytherapy fiducial needle fixation system and method: A mechanism to facilitate the insertion of radioactive sources/source strands into soft tissue, such as breast tissue, and a method that utilizes this mechanism with the goal of improving the reproducibility of the procedure and ensuring that the sources are reliably and consistently inserted in an exact position per a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20100268016 - Magnetic orthopedic device: A magnetic orthopedic device comprises for covering a body region in which a person is experiencing pain. In an embodiment, the device comprises an elongate band of fabric with complimentary fastener elements disposed at opposite ends of thereof. The band may secure the device in the proximity of or around... Agent: Jay M. Schloff
20100268017 - Intracardiac pumping device: The intracardiac pumping device has a pump (11) connected at its distal end (13) to a canula (15). At the distal end, the canula (15) has a suction head (16) for drawing blood. The suction head is extended by a non-sucking projection (20). The projection stabilizes the position of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100268019 - Cadiac support device delivery tool with independently movable arms: A device for delivery of a cardiac support device for treating cardiac disease of a heart includes a multistage deployment mechanism and an actuating mechanism for controlling the positions of the deployment mechanism. The deployment mechanism is operable to change between a retracted state and an extended state, and includes... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100268018 - Delivery sleeve for pelvic floor implants: An apparatus includes an implant and a sleeve. The implant has a support portion and a strap extending from the support portion. The support portion is configured to support a portion of a body of a patient. The strap is configured to be inserted into a tissue of the patient.... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global
20100268020 - Method and apparatus for closing off a portion of a heart ventricle: Apparatus and methods to reduce ventricular volume are disclosed. The device takes the form of a transventricular anchor, which presses a portion of the ventricular wall inward, thereby reducing the available volume of the ventricle. The anchor is deployed using a curved introducer that may be inserted into one ventricle,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100268021 - Sexual stimulation device: A sexual stimulation device which provides simultaneous stimulation to male and female partners during intercourse includes a hollow elastomeric shaft portion dimensioned to receive a penis and for vaginal insertion. The shaft includes a longitudinal rib forming an interior channel, the rib functioning to stiffen the shaft and the channel... Agent: Jerry T. Kearns
20100268022 - Endoscopic gastric bypass defect repair: The invention relates to systems or kits and methods for repairing defects in gastric bypass operations, e.g., methods of closing intragastric fistulas (18, 20) and dilated gastrojejunal anastomoses. In various embodiments, an endoscopic suturing device (23) is inserted through a patient's mouth, down through the esophagus, and positioned in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100268024 - Flexible scope endoscope: The present invention provides a flexible endoscope substantially as described herein.... Agent: Intellectual Property Center, LLC
20100268023 - Medical instrument, in particular hysteroscope: A medical instrument, in particular a hysteroscope, has a shaft part (12) having a first shaft and an optical system having a second shaft (40), in which the shaft part (12) and optical system can be displaced with respect to one another along the shafts thereof such that, in a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100268025 - Apparatus and methods for capsule endoscopy of the esophagus: Apparatus and methods for capsule endoscopy are described for locating, positioning, steering, aiming and tracking of an endoscopy capsule within a patient's esophagus and stomach. The apparatus includes an endoscopy capsule with a magnetic element an external capsule positioning system including at least one magnet movable along a track for... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100268026 - Capsule endoscope system: A capsule endoscope system includes a contact detector that detects contact with an inner wall of a lumen in the subject; a magnet which is equipped in the capsule endoscope; a magnetic field generating device that is provided at a position, which is fixed with respect to the magnet, and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100268027 - Endoscope insertion portion: An endoscope insertion portion includes an imaging unit including a distal end optical member arranged at a distal end portion of the imaging unit and a movable optical member configured to be moved relative to the distal end optical member, an actuator unit arranged in a position relative to the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100268028 - Devices and methods for guiding surgical instruments: Methods and devices are provided for guiding surgical instruments during minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument is provided that includes a flexible, cannulated elongate shaft having an inner wall of variable thickness. The inner wall of the shaft can have a first thickness in a proximal... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100268029 - Methods and apparatus for advancing a device from one body lumen to another: A guidewire has a guidewire body with a distal end and a proximal end. A balloon or other tissue anchor is disposed at or near the distal end of the guidewire, and the guidewire may be used to draw two layers of tissue into apposition by placing the guidewire through... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100268030 - Self-steering endoscopic device: An endoscopic device including mechanisms to facilitate insertion of the device is disclosed. The device includes a sensing assembly configured for determining the position of the distal end of the device relative to a lumen. The device may further including a steering mechanism configured to direct the distal end of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100268031 - Electric bending endoscope: An electrically bending endoscope includes a driven unit including an insertion portion extending in a longitudinally axial direction, and a driving unit to be attached to and detached from a proximal end portion of the driven unit. The driving unit includes a driving portion to produce driving force, and a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100268032 - Endoscope with an electric heating system: An endoscope is provided, comprising a first tube (11) whose distal end is sealed with a cover glass (15) disposed in a mount (14) and an electric heating system for heating the cover glass (15), with the heating system comprising two electric connections (6, 7) which can be connected with... Agent: Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A.
20100268033 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope includes a capsule body having a cylindrical section, and a transparent cover. In the capsule endoscope, a reflective optical system, an image forming optical system, LEDs, and an image sensor are contained. The cylindrical transparent cover is disposed in the middle of the cylindrical section in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100268034 - Speckle reduction of microwhite endoscopes: An endoscopic system with at least one light source for generating at least partially coherent light, for exciting fluorescent light, with at least one light-conducting element, where the at least one light source and the at least one light-conducting element are positioned in a proximal supply unit. It is further... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100268035 - Seal for closing-off an access instrument into a body: A seal (10) is used for closing-off a proximal-side access port of an access instrument into a body. It has a cap (12) having a wall (14) covering the access port and a circumferential collar (16), which can be put over an edge of the access port. At least two... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100268036 - Surgical retraction device: The invention relates to a surgical retraction device which comprises at least two support arms which are moveable relative to each other and are held directly or indirectly upon one another and upon which at least one surgical restraining element for restraining bones or body tissue is or can be... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20100268037 - Event-driven, dynamic patient scorecard: In general, the invention provides a design and apparatus (patient scorecard system-PSS) for dynamic scoring of Patient clinical condition based on patient-attributes, medical rules, patient-information events and medical criteria. One aspect of the invention is to offer better tracking of Patient-care and improving the quality of care to patients. The... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100268038 - Removable energy source for sensor guidewire: A transmitter unit with an attachable energy source is provided for a sensor guidewire. The transmitter unit is adapted to be connected to a proximal end of a sensor guidewire provided, at its distal end, with a sensor to measure a physiological parameter inside a patient. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100268041 - Apparatus and method for processing physiological measurement values: A monitoring apparatus having a signal input for signals representing measurement values of one or more physiological parameters, and an evaluation and processing unit connected to the signal input. The evaluation and processing unit is designed to select, or differently weight, individual values from the values received for further processing... Agent: Arc Patents
20100268040 - Method and system for detection of pre-fainting and other conditions hazardous to the health of a patient: Included herein are embodiments relating to detecting and warning of the presence of pre-fainting and other conditions that may be hazardous to the health of a patient having one or more types of disease or disorder. A wide range of physiological and physical parameters can be monitored and logically and/or... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100268039 - System for diagnosing real-time physiological signal: A diagnose system includes a signal-capturing device and a real-time diagnose device coupled electrically to the signal-capturing device. The signal-capturing device includes a signal-receiving interface for acquiring a physiological signal of a person, a micro processing unit for processing the physiological signal and promptly converting into a physiological parameter, and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100268042 - Confocal photoacoustic microscopy with optical lateral resolution: A confocal photoacoustic microscopy system includes a laser configured to emit a light pulse, a focusing assembly configured to receive the light pulse and to focus the light pulse into an area inside an object, an ultrasonic transducer configured to receive acoustic waves emitted by the object in response to... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (15060) Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
20100268044 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268045 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268046 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268047 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268048 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268049 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268043 - Device and method for preventing diabetic complications: Methods, systems and devices for preventing diabetic complications are provided. In some embodiments, methods, systems and devices can be implemented using at least one subcutaneously insertable element, the element having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion coupled to the housing, the distal portion configured for subcutaneous... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20100268050 - 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: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100268052 - Blood sugar measured level management system and blood sugar level measurement apparatus: The blood glucose meter is provided with a nickname area in a nonvolatile storage thereof, and the nickname area can be written from outside. Further, when the blood glucose meter is powered on, a nickname is displayed on a display thereof. A measurement data managing device is provided with a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100268053 - Method and device for detecting usb cable connection: Methods, devices, and system including detecting the presence of an electrical connection in a data port of a medical device, the presence of the electrical connection associated with a variation in a signal level resulting from the electrical connection in the data port, and generating a control signal in response... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20100268051 - System and method for wellness monitoring in a vehicle: A vehicle-based system interfaces with at least one wellness device to track and monitor various aspects of user wellness. The aspects include, but are not limited to, heart rate, glucose levels, distance traveled, pace, body temperature, etc. The vehicle-based system may be capable of reporting results to a remote server... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100268054 - Electrode configuration and measuring device for measuring the electrical activity in electrically active tissue: An electrode arrangement for sensing electrical activity in target tissue is described. A support electrode has an elongate electrode body with a base end and a penetrating end for insertion into the target tissue. A fixation electrode has an elongate electrode body with a base end and a penetrating end... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100268055 - Self-anchoring mems intrafascicular neural electrode: The present invention provides a self anchoring electrode for recording, measuring and/or stimulating nerve activity in nerves and/or nerve fascicles of the peripheral nervous system, and methods for using such a self anchoring electrode.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100268056 - Washable wearable biosensor: A washable, wearable biosensor that can gather sensor data, communicate the sensed data by wireless protocols, and permits the analysis of sensed data in real-time as a person goes about their normal lifestyle activities. The biosensor can be worn in multiple positions, can be put on or removed quickly without... Agent: Otis Patent Law
20100268057 - Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting brain sensor data and presenting a plurality of health service options at least partly based on the accepting brain sensor data.... Agent: Gerald Keller
20100268058 - Photoacoustic imaging devices and methods of imaging: A photoacoustic medical imaging device may include a substrate, an array of ultrasonic transducers on the substrate, at least one groove etched on the substrate, at least one optical fiber, and at least one facet. Each optical fiber is disposed in one of the grooves. Each facet is etched in... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100268060 - System and method for promoting utilization of medical information: A server computer judges a region represented by an image obtained by an imaging apparatus. The server computer generates intelligent information regarding body tissue which can be estimated based on the imaged region, and registers the generated intelligent information in an intelligent information database. Workstations and the like that assist... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100268059 - Therapy optimization via multi-dimensional mapping: An exemplary method includes accessing cardiac information acquired via a catheter located at various positions in a venous network of a heart of a patient where the cardiac information comprises position information, electrical information and mechanical information; mapping local electrical activation times to anatomic positions to generate an electrical activation... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20100268061 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus using dual echoes for data acquisition: In a method and system for acquiring magnetic resonance image data from a subject, using a data acquisition unit in which a basic magnetic field is generated, a division is designated in a planar section through the subject that divides the planar section into a first section and a second... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100268062 - Method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography: A method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (“MRA”) that has a short scan time and is insensitive to patient motion is provided. More particularly, the method provides significant arterial conspicuity and substantial venous signal suppression. A two-dimensional single shot acquisition is employed and timed to occur a specific time... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100268064 - Assembly for heat treatment of biological tissues: The invention concerns an assembly for heat treatment of a region of a biological tissue (410) comprising energy-generating means (100) to supply energy to the region; means (200) for measuring and recording spatial temperature distribution in said region; a control unit (300) comprising means for point-to-point digital processing of the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100268063 - Method and device for imaging a volume section by way of pet data: A method and a device for imaging a volume section by way of PET data are described. With the proposed solution the PET data of the volume section are acquired by way of a positron emission detector, and the MR data of the volume section are acquired by way of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100268066 - system for automated parameter setting in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: A system automatically calculates optimal protocol parameters for dark-blood (DB) preparation and inversion recovery. The system automatically determines pulse sequence timing parameters for MR imaging with blood related signal suppression. The system comprises an acquisition processor for acquiring data indicating a patient heart rate. A pulse timing processor automatically determines... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100268065 - Systems and methods for imaging a blood vessel using temperature sensitive magnetic resonance imaging: A method for producing an image of a blood vessel in a patient utilizing temperature sensitive MRI measurement. The method includes introducing a fluid in a blood vessel, obtaining magnetic resonance information from the blood vessel, and determining a magnetic resonance parameter using the magnetic resonance information. The method further... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100268068 - Method and apparatus for medical intervention procedure planning and location and navigation of an intervention tool: A system and method for a medical intervention procedure within a cardiac chamber having an imaging system to obtain image data of the cardiac chamber and to create a 3D model from that image data, an interventional system to register the 3D model with a real-time image of the cardiac... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100268067 - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for image guided surgery: Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for image guided surgery. The systems herein allow a physician to use multiple instruments for a surgery and simultaneously provide image-guidance data for those instruments. Various embodiments disclosed herein provide information to physicians about procedures they are performing, the devices (such... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100268069 - Dental surface imaging using polarized fringe projection: An intra-oral imaging apparatus having a fringe pattern generator energizable to emit a fringe pattern illumination having a predetermined spatial frequency, with light in the approximate 350-500 nm range. A polarizer in the path of the fringe pattern illumination has a first polarization transmission axis. A projection lens is disposed... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Attn: Patent Legal Staff
20100268070 - Methods and compositions for identifying subjects at risk of developing stent thrombosis: The invention provides methods and compositions for determining whether a subject containing a stent immobilized in a blood vessel has asymptomatic stent thrombosis or is at risk of developing clinically symptomatic stent thrombosis. In one approach, the method involves imaging a region of the blood vessel that contains the stent... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100268071 - Medical imaging marker and program for utilizing same: An inventive medical imaging marker includes a base (2) composed of a non-imageable material, three spherical members (10, 11, 12) provided in a predetermined positional relationship in the base (2) and each composed of an imageable material, and auxiliary marker members (20, 21, 22) provided in the base (2) and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100268072 - Method and apparatus for positional tracking of therapeutic ultrasound transducer: A therapeutic ultrasound tracking system (10) includes a first and second plurality of tracking elements ((14, 16, 18),(20,22,24)), a tracking generator (26), and a system controller (28). The first plurality of tracking elements (14, 16, 18) is disposed in a first position and orientation with respect to each another and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100268073 - Verifying lesion characteristics using beam shapes: A patient's lesion is localized for the purpose of administering radiation treatment by obtaining a beam shape representation along one or more beam directions of a radiation treatment device. An image corresponding to the lesion is obtained from each beam direction, and the beam shape and image are fixed to... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100268074 - Strontium halide scintillators, devices and methods: The present invention provides strontium halide scintillators as well as related radiation detection devices, imaging systems, and methods.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100268075 - Power injector with ram retraction: Various embodiments of syringe plunger driver or ram retraction protocols for a power injector are disclosed. In a first ram retraction protocol (184a), a first ram may be partially retracted (232), followed by a full retraction of a second ram (234), followed by a completion of the retraction of the... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100268076 - Methods and apparatuses for vascular and prostate treatment: A method of sealing a network of veins which provide drainage to the testes, comprising: (a) inserting a catheter into a main vein of said network; and (b) causing said vein to seal over at least a length, with a single application of vein irritant such that no forward movement... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100268077 - Diagnostic system for carcinogenicity and diagnostic method for carcinogencity: A diagnostic system for carcinogenicity diagnoses a risk of developing cancer due to a radioactive material deposited in a human body. The system includes a detecting apparatus that detects radiations emitted from the radioactive material; and a determining apparatus that obtains a dose of the radiations detected by the detecting... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100268078 - Methods and systems for monitoring patients undergoing treatment for cancer: Oncology monitoring systems include: (a) a first plurality of radiation sensors configured to reside proximate a target tumor treatment site of a patient, the sensors being configured to provide radiation data associated with the tumor treatment site; and (b) a first portable receiver in communication with the plurality of sensors.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100268080 - Apparatus and technique to inspect muscle function: A system and method for extracting functional and/or diagnostic information from acoustic emissions indicative of muscle activity. Time domain signals are transformed into the frequency domain while preserving temporal content, isolating and preserving the sign of changes of frequencies so obtained in a preserved temporal context, and presenting the frequency... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100268079 - Height adjustment device for imaging apparatus: Various embodiments of a height adjustment device for an imaging apparatus are provided. In one embodiment, the height adjustment device has a driving shaft, first and second moving bodies and a driving means. The driving shaft is rotatably installed in a main body of an imaging apparatus. The driving shaft... Agent: Jones Day
20100268081 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus including an ultrasonic probe having plural vibrating elements whose electromechanical coupling coefficients vary in accordance with the magnitude of a bias voltage supplied from a bias voltage supply unit, an ultrasonic image constructing unit for constructing an ultrasonic image on the basis of a reflection echo... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100268083 - Echolocation data generation: Methods of probing a material under investigation using an ultrasound beam. Echolocation data is generated using a multi-dimensional transform capable of using phase and magnitude information to distinguish echoes resulting from ultrasound beam components produced using different ultrasound transducers. Since the multi-dimensional transform does not depend on using receive or... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100268085 - Interventional navigation using 3d contrast-enhanced ultrasound: A method for interventional navigation using 3D contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging (10) includes acquiring a reference 3D CEUS volume and tracking information for a desired portion of an anatomy (22) subject to an interventional procedure with an instrument (40), during a useful lifetime of a contrast enhancement agent administered to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100268086 - Intuitive ultrasonic imaging system and related method thereof: A hand held ultrasonic instrument (10) is provided in a portable unit that performs C-Mode imaging and collects 3D image data. In a preferred embodiment a transducer array (60), display unit (20), beamformer (40), power system, and image processor are integrated in one enclosure weighing less than three pounds. In... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100268084 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is characterized in comprising setting means configured to set a first movement reference point and a second movement reference point on a tomographic image and/or an elastic image, and measurement means configured to cause the first movement reference point and the second movement reference point to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100268082 - Ultrasound imaging system: Methods of probing a material under investigation using an ultrasound beam. Echolocation data is generated using a multi-dimensional transform capable of using phase and magnitude information to distinguish echoes resulting from ultrasound beam components produced using different ultrasound transducers. Since the multi-dimensional transform does not depend on using receive or... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100268087 - Three-dimensional image constructing apparatus and image processing method thereof: Three-dimensional image data is constructed without reducing precision of tomographic image data by each radial scanning which is acquired by scanning in a longitudinal axis direction of a probe even when a variation of rotational speed of radial scanning occurs due to a variation of torque in wave radiation from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100268088 - Multimode ultrasound focusing for medical applications: Systems and methods for focusing ultrasound through the skull into the brain for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes may be improved by utilizing both longitudinal and shear waves. The relative contribution of the two modes may be determined based on the angle of incidence.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100268089 - Multiple element electrode cmut devices and fabrication methods: Multiple electrode element capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (“cMUT”) devices and fabrication methods are provided. Some embodiments can include a forward or side looking catheter device having a plurality of cMUT arrays for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic energy. The forward or side looking intravascular device can generally comprise a plurality of... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100268090 - Measurement of hematocrit and cardiac output from optical transmission and reflection changes: A system and method of non-invasive determination of hematocrit change from optical reflected light in combination with transmitted light or from reflected light measured from one or more locations on a blood carrying medium. Determining the cardiac output of a patient based on the amount of plasma or saline injected... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100268091 - Fluorescence imaging apparatus and endoscope apparatus: A site to be observed, such as a lesion, is easily observed by means of bright fluorescence images without increasing the output of a light source. Provided is a fluorescence imaging apparatus (1) including a wideband excitation portion (7) that radiates wideband excitation light capable of exciting a plurality of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100268092 - Arteriosclerosis degree judgment device capable of judging arteriosclerosis degree precisely: A cuff of a pulse wave meter equipped with an arteriosclerosis degree judgment device has air bags for compressing a living body having a double structure along an artery including an avascularization air bag and a pulse-wave measuring air bag. Provided at outer circumferential sides of these air bags are... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100268094 - Consumer electronic camera photoplethysmograph: A body part is placed on or near a consumer electronic device camera. The camera senses periodic light variations. A program analyses variations in images captured by the digital camera to determine pulse rate or breathing rate.... Agent: James C. Wray
20100268093 - Method and system to measure ecg and respiration: A method for monitoring the respiration rate of a patient includes attaching a plurality of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes and a pressure sensor to a patient, producing a first respiration signal based on variations detected in signals provided by the ECG electrodes attached to the patient, and producing a second respiration... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20100268095 - System and method for predicting patient health within a patient management system: Systems and Methods for predicting patient health and patient relative well-being within a patient management system are disclosed. A preferred embodiment utilizes an implantable medical device comprising an analysis component and a sensing component further comprising a three-dimensional accelerometer, a transthoracic impedance sensor, a cardio-activity sensor, an oxygen saturation sensor... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20100268096 - Method and apparatus for non-invasive assessment of hemodynamic and functional state of the brain: A method and apparatus for assessment of hemodynamic and functional state of the brain is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method and apparatus includes non-invasive measurement of intracranial pressure, assessment of the brain's electrical activity, and measurement of cerebral blood flow. In some embodiments, the method and apparatus include measuring... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100268097 - Monitoring peripheral decoupling: Methods for monitoring central-to-peripheral arterial pressure decoupling, i.e., hyperdynamic conditions, are described. These methods involve the comparison of parameters calculated from multivariate statistical models established for both subjects experiencing normal hemodynamic conditions and subjects experiencing hyperdynamic conditions, in which central- to peripheral decoupling may occur. The difference or ratio between... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20100268098 - Sphygmomanometer and measurement accuracy check system of sphygmomanometer: A measurement accuracy check system of a sphygmomanometer includes a sphygmomanometer having a blood pressure measurement mode for measuring a blood pressure based on a change in internal pressure of a cuff attached to a blood pressure measurement site, and an accuracy check mode for checking measurement accuracy in the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100268099 - Sphygmomanometer cuff and sphygmomanometer: A sphygmomanometer cuff includes a fluid bag, a curved elastic member, a cushion material, and an outer package body. The fluid bag is arranged around an arm of a subject and compresses the arm. The curved elastic member is arranged to overlap an outer side of the fluid bag with... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100268100 - Body compressor and blood pressure measurement apparatus: A body compressor 1 is provided with a fluid bag 2, a band-like body 3 and a metal clip 4, wherein a fixed part 42 of the metal clip 4 is attached such that it is positioned above the outer surface of a skin pinching prevention tag part 5, and... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100268101 - Method and apparatus for measuring blood volume: A method of measuring a blood volume, includes: reading individual specific information of a patient; estimating oxygen metabolism relating to a cardiac output of the patient; and acquiring the cardiac output based on the estimated oxygen metabolism.... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100268102 - Implantable heart monitoring device, system and method: In an implantable heart monitoring device and a monitoring method, an impedance is measured across at least part of an atrium, such that variation of the impedance is related to the volume change of the atrium. Values are stored at different occasions that indicate the rate of change of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100268103 - Cardiac arrhythmia report: Systems, devices, methods, and techniques relating to generating and presenting information related to heart rate data. In one aspect, a system includes a monitoring device configured to obtain physiological data for a living being and to generate annotation data based on the physiological data for a total time period, a... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20100268104 - Method and system of auditory evoked heart rate variability analysis: The present invention provides a method and system of auditory evoked heart rate variability analysis having advantage of simply analytical process and portability. The disclosed method mainly includes the following steps of: stimulating the auditory system of a person by a sound through a sound transmission device, capturing an electrocardiogram... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100268105 - System and method for monitoring breathing: A system for monitoring the breathing status of a patient comprises a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor. The first temperature sensor is arranged to measure the temperature of the breathing gas of a patient. The second temperature sensor is arranged to measure an ambient temperature of the... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20100268106 - Breath condensate sampler and detector and breath/breath condensate sampler and detector: The present invention provides a direct sampler and detector for analytes found in exhaled breath condensate. Analytes in the breath condensate are detected instantaneously as they condense prior to reaching the sensor surface or condense directly on the sensor surface. Because the analysis or assay is performed immediately after patient... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20100268107 - Systems and methods for breathing assistance: Systems and methods for breathing assistance are discussed. In various embodiments, a breathing assistance device comprises right and left flanges and a protuberance. The right and left flanges may comprise an inner surface and an outer surface. Further, the flanges may be configured to be placed in a user's mouth,... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100268108 - Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching: Systems and methods are described relating to detecting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the detecting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual and... Agent: Gerald Keller
20100268109 - Method for analyzing the structure of an electrically conductive object: A method for analyzing the structure of an electrically conductive object, the method comprising the steps of: (i) obtaining electrical impedance data for the object over a range of frequencies; (ii) analyzing the obtained electrical impedance data using a transfer function of an assumed electrical model to determine a plurality... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100268111 - Monitoring platform for wound and ulcer monitoring and detection: Systems and techniques for monitoring hydration. In one implementation, a method includes measuring an electrical impedance of a region of a subject to generate an impedance measurement result, and wirelessly transmitting the data to a remote apparatus. The probe with which impedance is measured may in the form of a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100268110 - Systems and methods for characteristic parameter estimation of gastric impedance spectra in humans: Impedance spectroscopy has been proposed as a method of monitoring mucosal injury due to hypoperfusion and ischemia in the critically ill. The invention includes an algorithm developed to calculate the characteristic electrical values that best describe human gastric impedance measurements and simplify the information obtained with this method. A database... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20100268113 - Deep tissue temperature probe constructions: Disposable, zero-heat-flux, deep tissue temperature probes are constructed using a support assembly constituted of a flexible substrate that supports elements of the probe. One support assembly embodiment includes a folded substrate with a heater and thermal sensors disposed on it. Another support assembly includes multiple sections separable into strata supporting... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw
20100268114 - Deep tissue temperature probe constructions: A disposable, zero-heat-flux, deep tissue temperature probe is constructed using a support assembly with multiple sections folded together or separated into strata during assembly of the probe. The sections support elements of the probe, including thermal sensors and a thermal resistor between the thermal sensors. Optionally, one of the sections... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw
20100268112 - Thermocromatic patch for monitoring/detecting body temperature: A thermocromatic device for detecting body temperature includes a substrate treated with a thermocromatic composition. The thermocromatic composition includes a thermocromatic agent that changes color at a predetermined temperature indicative of a condition to be detected.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20100268115 - Computer-assisted diagnostic hearing test: Method and System are disclosed for a computer-assisted diagnostic hearing test. The computer-assisted diagnostic hearing test includes an ambient noise monitoring module configured to monitor an ambient noise in a surrounding environment, a patient information module configured to receive patient information and hearing related tests selections, and a pure tone... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20100268117 - Biopsy device with selectable tissue receiving aperture orientation and site illumination: The invention is directed to a system and device for separating and collecting a tissue specimen from a target site within a patient. The device includes a probe component with an elongated tubular section, a penetrating distal tip and a tissue receiving aperture in the distal end of the tubular... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems
20100268116 - Syringe with rotatable element, aspiration systems including the syringe, and associated methods: A syringe includes a barrel and a rotatable element on the barrel; for example at a proximal location along the length of the barrel. The rotatable element rotates at least partially around the barrel. When a handle is associated with the rotatable element, the barrel may rotate as the handle... Agent: Durham, Jones & Pinegar -- Intellectual Property Law Group
20100268118 - System for removal and infusion of body fluid, and method for its operation: The invention relates to a system for the extraction and infusion of a body fluid, in particular a system for the extraction and infusion of blood, having a fluid distribution device with an outer structural element at which several connection ports are formed and an inner structural element which is... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP (roche)
20100268121 - Active support surface: An active support assembly (30) includes a frame assembly (32) having subframes (34). Active devices (36) includes a flexible element (38) having a stationary end (40) attached to the frame assembly (42). An opposing end of each of the active devices (36) or flexible elements (38) also include a movable... Agent: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP
20100268120 - Coil system and method for obtaining volumetric physiological measurements: A coil device is provided having a member adapted to extend around and conform to an outer surface of a subject and a conductor adapted to extend only once around a first portion of the subject. The coil device can be positioned about the subject in order to measure a... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100268119 - Integrated feedback for in-situ surgical device: Apparatuses, systems, and methods including integrated feedback for in-situ surgical device contouring or bending are disclosed. One embodiment is a system including a bone anchor, a longitudinal member coupled with the bone anchor, an instrument adapted to bend the longitudinal member, a sensor configured to provide an output indicative of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100268122 - System and method of reducing risk and/or severity of pressure ulcers: A pressure monitoring method and system for warning a patient or caregiver that soft tissue pressure has exceeded some predetermined level that over time would necessitate moving the patient to minimize or prevent soft tissue damage. The method and system entail the use of a pressure-sensitive pad assembly adapted to... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20100268123 - Iupc introducer: An introducer adapted to facilitate positioning of a catheter, such as an intrauterine catheter, is provided. The introducer includes an elongate member having an outer wall defining a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal lumen for reception of a catheter, e.g., an intrauterine catheter. The outer wall includes first and second... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100268124 - Method and apparatus for providing contraction information during labour: A method and apparatus for implementing a user interface for displaying uterine contraction information is provided. The contraction signal is processed to derive a sequence of contraction persistence indices. Each contraction persistence index in the sequence is associated to a portion of the contraction signal and conveys whether there is... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100268126 - Device to be worn by a patient for controlling movements of the patient: A device to be worn by a patient for controlling movements of the patient is described. As to the device to be worn by a patient for controlling movements of the patient, the device has a sensor unit for recording measured values regarding a movement of the patient, an evaluation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100268125 - Head-stabilized medical apparatus, system and methodology: Structure and methodology involving mountable and head-wearable frame structure which is positionally stabilized, during use, relative a human subject's head, and which carries a selection of positionally anchored data sensors, and stimuli deliverers, that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders. Special configurations are provided for two... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP- None available for 10/01/2010
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