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20100298622 - Apparatuses and techniques for bioactive drug delivery in the prostate gland: Methods and apparatuses for the delivery of bioactive substances into the prostate. The present invention encompasses the release of bioactive substances into the prostate of a patient. Preferably, the present invention employs either a sustained-release or depot formulation of the bioactive substance to release the substance over an extended period... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100298623 - Intra-session control of transcranial magnetic stimulation: Described herein are methods for controlling Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation during or within a session, where direct immediate patient reported feedback is utilized to assess the effect and optimize the treatment in real time. These methods may be applicable to superficial repetitive Transcranial Magnet Stimulation (rTMS) or deep-brain stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100298624 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of physical and mental disorders with low frequency, low flux density magnetic fields: A method and apparatus for generating electromagnetic fields for healing. A device preferably includes a microcontroller and associated memory, a wire coil in electrical communication with a driving circuit that is controlled by the microcontroller in accordance with a program stored in the associated memory, wherein the driving circuit is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100298625 - Multi-lumen cannula: This document relates to methods and materials for providing blood flow for a blood pump recipient. For example, cannulae that can be connected to the circulatory system of a mammal and can be used in conjunction with a blood pump (e.g., an assist device) are provided.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100298626 - Bone conduction device having a multilayer piezoelectric element: A bone conduction device comprising a multilayer piezoelectric element. The multilayer piezoelectric element comprises two stacked piezoelectric layers, and a flexible passive layer disposed between the piezoelectric layers. The device also comprises a mass component attached to the multilayer piezoelectric element; and a coupling attached to the multilayer piezoelectric element... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100298627 - Physiotherapeutic complex: This invention is related to health and wellness equipment, and specifically can be used for medical and regenerative procedures assuming a complex influence of certain factors upon a patient psychological and physiological conditions under constant supervision of his condition. The physiotherapeutic complex containing a patient's seat with controllable height and... Agent: Invest-c, LLC C/o Oleg Berezhkov

20100298628 - Stress urinary incontinence treatment: A method for stabilizing a urethra in a female patient having stress urinary incontinence caused by stretching of a pubourethral ligament includes filling a substantial portion of the pubourethral space. The method includes injecting precursor materials for a cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) into a pubourethral space the PUL and allowing... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100298629 - Device and method for suspending an organ during surgery: m

20100298630 - Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants: Described are implants, tools, and methods useful for treating pelvic conditions such as prolapse, incontinence, and others, by placing an implant to support pelvic tissue, the implants, tools, and methods involving placement of implants at locations within the pelvic region by placing an extension portion within tissue of the pelvic... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100298632 - Resistive anti-obesity devices: A patient is provided with an increased sense of satiety by increasing resistance to the outflow of food from the stomach and through the intestines. Stomach emptying may be slowed with devices implantable within the gastrointestinal tract below the stomach. Implants are preferably removable and can include artificial strictures that... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100298631 - Satiation devices and methods: A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis positionable at the gastro-esophageal junction region, preferably below the z-line. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is placed such that an opening at its proximal end receives masticated food from the esophagus, and such... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100298633 - Manipulator with guiding insert: A manipulator includes a proximal end, a distal end with a manipulation device, a shaft between the proximal end and the distal end, and a transmission element for transmitting at least either a force or a motion between the proximal end and the distal end. Provided in the shaft is... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100298636 - Flexible rigidizing instruments: Medical instruments suitable for use in minimally invasive medical procedures have a first, highly flexible, state which allows the instruments to be easily passed into a body cavity through a trocar, cannula, catheter, or other access device positioned to give access into the body cavity. The instruments can then be... Agent: Synecor LLC

20100298634 - Medical instrument for endoscope and treatment method: A medical instrument for an endoscope according to the invention is the medical instrument to be used in the endoscope by being inserted therein, and the medical instrument includes: a flexible elongated sheath having a first lumen and a second lumen; a conductive wire which is inserted into the first... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100298635 - Steerable capsule apparatus and method: A capsule includes a main body with at least one tail connected to the main body. At least two coils are disposed on each tail such that the coils are responsive to a magnetic field interacting with the coils such that a force is exerted on the tail. The capsule... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100298637 - Suture with a pointed end and an anchor end and with equally spaced tissue grasping protrusions located at successive axial locations: A tissue connector has a first pointed end, an anchor end, a body with a periphery and a plurality of protrusions projecting from said periphery of said body. The plurality of protrusions are adapted to grasp tissue in a direction of movement of the first end of the connector through... Agent: Angiotech

20100298638 - Endoscopic instrument with bi-laterally widened cam-slot at end effector: An endoscopic instrument includes a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, a clevis at the distal end of the tubular member, and an end effector assembly mounted on the clevis. A control member extends through the tubular member and includes a cam-pin coupled to the distal... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100298639 - Methods for using self-retaining sutures in endoscopic procedures: Endoscopic methods utilize self-retaining sutures to approximate tissue in a cavity of a subject. An endoscopic instrument is provided containing the self-retaining suture. The endoscopic instrument may be provided in combination with an endoscope and/or an endoscopic manipulator. The endoscopic instrument is passed through a cavity wall into a cavity... Agent: Angiotech

20100298641 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system of the present invention includes an image pickup section that picks up an image of an object, a position detection section that detects a position indicating a predetermined object in the image of the object obtained by the image pickup section and a probability calculation section that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100298640 - Endoscope with imaging capsule: A method of examining internal body portions of patients. The method includes providing an imaging capsule including an image capturing unit, mounting the imaging capsule on a first elongate tube suitable for insertion into a body cavity, in a manner which prevents release of the imaging capsule from the first... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100298642 - Manipulatable guide system and methods for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: A guide system for accommodating an endoscopic tool. The guide system comprises a flexible inner sheath and a handle coupled to the inner sheath adjacent a proximal end of the inner sheath. The inner sheath includes a plurality of working channels. The working channels are bundled over a common portion... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100298643 - Endoscope with eye-piece tiltable via metal bellows: An endoscope, in particular for intubating an airway, includes a shaft, which in its distal end area includes a lens system for receiving an endoscopic image, and an endoscope head, which includes a first head section, which is connected with the shaft, as well as a second head section which... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100298644 - Co-axial oral intubation device and system: A co-axial oral intubation device includes a generally J-shaped blade (flat or curved) with handle portion to deliver a flexible airway instrument, such as a fiber optic bronchoscope, when coupled to the blade into the trachea of a patient for subsequent co-axial intubation with the flexible airway instrument. The blade... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100298645 - Magnaretractor system and method: A system and method for performing surgical procedures within a body cavity, e.g. abdomen, uses a magnetized device is utilized to allow a surgeon to control intra-abdominal organs and objects. The system and method allows a surgeon to perform an intra-abdominal procedure without the need to position surgical tools inside... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100298646 - Flexible access assembly with reinforced lumen: An access assembly for insertion through a single incision is provided. The access assembly includes a foam body having a proximal end and a distal end and a plurality of lumen extending through the foam body, each of the lumen including a sleeve extending the length of the body.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100298647 - Screw guide and tissue retractor instrument: An apparatus is provided for performing spinal surgery having a handle assembly, a screw guide, and a retractor. A shaft is provided with a handle, a neck portion and a connecting portion. The screw guide is provided with a connecting element coupled to the connecting portion of the handle assembly.... Agent: Globus Medical, Inc. Attn: Brian Malm

20100298648 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument (11) comprising a handle (13), a retractor blade (15) and an attachment device (17) to releasably secure the retractor blade to a first end (19) of the handle. The surgical instrument is arranged such that in a first condition the attachment device secures the blade to the... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100298649 - System and methods for assessment of the aging brain and its brain disease induced brain dysfunctions by speech analysis: A system and method for assessment of a brain status of a subject are disclosed. The brain status comprises a brain disease induced brain dysfunction. An occurrence and/or stage of the brain disease induced brain dysfunction in the subject is determined. The system comprises an apparatus that is adapted to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298656 - Alarm system that processes both motion and vital signs using specific heuristic rules and thresholds: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298654 - Blood pressure-monitoring system with alarm/alert system that accounts for patient motion: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298660 - Body-worn device and associated system for alarms/alerts based on vital signs and motion; also describes specific monitors that include barcode scanner and different user interfaces for nurse, patient, etc.: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298659 - Body-worn system for continuously monitoring a patient's bp, hr, spo2, rr, temperature, and motion; also describes specific monitors for apnea, asy, vtac, vfib, and 'bed sore' index: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298651 - Cable system for generating signals for detecting motion and measuring vital signs: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298658 - Graphical 'mapping system' for continuously monitoring a patient's vital signs, motion, and location: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298665 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A living body information detection apparatus including a pair of arms opposed to each other. The apparatus including a spindle for connecting between the arms of the pair at each end of the arms. The apparatus further including a distance variable mechanism, provided in the spindle, for adjusting an interval... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298666 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A living body information collecting system includes a portable terminal and a living body information collecting apparatus. The living body information collecting apparatus includes a sensing part for collecting living body information from an external auditory meatus. The living body information collecting apparatus further includes a drive control part for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298667 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A living body information detection circuit including a light-emitting element for irradiating a part of a living body with irradiating light. The living body information detection circuit further including a light-receiving element for receiving scattered light of the irradiating light scattered in the part of the living body to detect... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298657 - Method for continuously monitoring a patient using a body-worn device and associated system for alarms/alerts: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298661 - Method for generating alarms/alerts based on a patient's posture and vital signs: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298653 - Method for measuring patient motion, activity level, and posture along with ptt-based blood pressure: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298655 - Method for measuring patient posture and vital signs: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298662 - System and method for automated data collection of twenty-four hour ultrafiltration and other patient parameters using wired or wireless technology: A dialysis system includes: a dialysis machine for performing a first dialysis session on a patient at a first time of a day; a remote exchange device for performing a second dialysis session on the patient at a second time of the day, the remote exchange device configured to record... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100298663 - System and method for detection and treatment of irregular metabolic function: A system and method for detecting and treating irregular metabolic function. The systems and methods generally include an implantable medical device that measures various physiological parameters. Such physiological parameters generally provide an indication of the patient's metabolic rate, respiratory rate, and activity level. For example, the medical device may measure... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100298664 - System and method for high resolution wireless full disclosure ecg episode monitoring and analysis: High resolution full disclosure ECG data is transferred from a body sensor device to a handheld device via a wireless protocol. The handheld device transfers the full disclosure ECG data via a cellular network to a data center for analysis. A monitoring center communicating with the data center facilitates technician... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100298652 - System for calibrating a ptt-based blood pressure measurement using arm height: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298650 - Vital sign monitoring system featuring 3 accelerometers: The invention provides a system and method for measuring vital signs (e.g. SYS, DIA, SpO2, heart rate, and respiratory rate) and motion (e.g. activity level, posture, degree of motion, and arm height) from a patient. The system features: (i) first and second sensors configured to independently generate time-dependent waveforms indicative... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298669 - Ban-sensor radio communication device and method: A radio communication device for communicating sensor information includes an electromagnetic wave communication unit using electromagnetic waves using the air as a propagation path, an ultrasonic communication unit using ultrasonic waves using an inside of a living body as a propagation path, and a midair/living-body switching control unit for switching... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100298668 - Ingestible circuitry: The present invention provides for safe and reliable electronic circuitry that can be employed in ingestible compositions. The ingestible circuitry of the invention includes a solid support; a conductive element; and an electronic component. Each of the support, conductive element and electronic component are fabricated from an ingestible material. The... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100298670 - Electrolyte monitoring using implanted cardiac rhythm management device: A method for diagnosing an electrolyte level with a cardiac rhythm management device includes recording intra-cardiac electrograms from multiple sites. The method determines the electrolyte level based upon a comparative analysis of intra-cardiac electrograms recorded from at least two of the sites. The electrolyte level can be quantified based upon... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100298671 - Method for analyzing analyte in tissue fluid, analyzer for analyzing analyte in tissue fluid, cartridge for analyzing analyte in tissue fluid, and kit for analyzing analyte in tissue fluid: m

20100298672 - Methods for evaluating a subject using data associated with a fluorescent analyte:

20100298673 - Method for the glucose concentration in pulsational blood: Method for the continuous measurement of the glucose concentration in blood undergoing pulsational flow, with the steps: determination of a value for the glucose concentration for a first measurement cycle, and repetition of the determination of this value in subsequent measurement cycles, where there is multiple detection, within each measurement... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100298674 - Protective shell for an in vivo sensor made from resorbable polymer: An implantable device with in vivo functionality, where the functionality of the device is negatively affected by the inflammation reaction generally associated with tissue injury, encapsulated by a protective coating that prevents damage to the device from any inflammation reactions. The protective coating is designed to persist for a set... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100298675 - Hemoglobin display and patient treatment: The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique for each patient monitored. The total... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298676 - Estimating transform values using signal estimates: According to embodiments, estimated values for a signal transform may be generated using estimated values for the signal. Signal parameters may then be determined based on the estimated signal transform. A first portion of a signal may be obtained. A second portion of the signal may be estimated. The second... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100298677 - Wireless ring-type physical detector: A wireless ring-type physical detector includes a ring, a sensor unit, an amplifier unit, a demultiplexer unit, a processor unit and a wireless transmission unit. The sensor unit uses a light signal to detect the blood oxygen saturation, the heartbeat and continuous blood pressure. The detected light signal is processed... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100298678 - Method and system for self regulation of sensor component contact pressure: A method and system for regulating contact pressure of a sensor is provided. In accordance with an embodiment, a sensor includes a collapsible material capable of regulating the localized component contact pressure exerted on a tissue between a threshold which ensures proper contact between the sensing component and monitoring site... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100298679 - Semiconductor based analyte sensors and methods: An analyte sensor is provided that comprises a substrate which includes a semiconductor material. Embodiments may include a core of a conductive material, and a cladding of a semiconductor material, in which the cladding may form at least a portion of a conducting path for a working electrode of the... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC

20100298681 - 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

20100298682 - 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

20100298680 - Method and device for determining a property of living tissue: The invention relates to a measurement of tissue properties, in particular glucose, by measuring the response of the tissue to an applied electric field. The tissue is modeled by a System of homogeneous layers. In one approach, a plurality of electrical fields are generated in the tissue at different frequencies.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100298683 - Physiological monitoring devices and methods: Devices and methods are described for wirelessly monitoring an emergency responder. In some embodiments, a sensor acquires values of carboxyhemoglobin in blood. The values are recorded and are used to provide feedback to a user. The feedback includes at least one of visible, tactile, and audible information.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100298685 - Adaptive insulin delivery system: A proactive system and method in which levels of glucose are monitored after a meal signal and compared to a safe range. If a monitored glucose level is outside the safe range, a post-prandial vertex of the glucose level is identified and an action is provided to more rapidly return... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20100298684 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100298686 - Method and system for providing data management in data monitoring system: Method and system for providing a fault tolerant data receiver unit configured with a partitioned or separate processing units, each configured to perform a predetermined and/or specific processing associated with the one or more substantially non-overlapping functions of the data monitoring and management system is provided... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100298687 - Wearable monitoring apparatus and driving method thereof: Disclosed are a wearable monitoring apparatus and a driving method thereof. The wearable monitoring apparatus comprises: a sensor unit for measuring a biological signal from a human body, wherein the sensor unit is adhered to a skin; and a control unit for searching a location of the sensor unit, supplying... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100298690 - Device and method for the geometric determination of electrical dipole densities on the cardiac wall: Disclosed are devices, a systems, and methods for determining the dipole densities on heart walls. In particular, a triangularization of the heart wall is performed in which the dipole density of each of multiple regions correlate to the potential measured at various locations within the associated chamber of the heart.... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100298688 - Photoacoustic imaging using a versatile acoustic lens: To image various soft tissues in the body using pulsed laser optical excitation delivered through a multi-mode optical fiber to create photoacoustic impulses, and then image the generated photoacoustic impulses with an acoustic detector array, a probe includes either a mirror and an acoustic lens or a special acoustic lens... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100298689 - Systems and methods for detecting flow and enhancing snr performance in photoacoustic imaging applications: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for combining photoacoustic/thermoacoustic imaging with power Doppler signal processing. More particularly, the disclosed systems and methods involve use of encoded Doppler signals in order to detect and image in vivo blood flow. The disclosed flow detection systems and methods may be used in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100298691 - Method of examining dynamic cardiac electromagnetic activity: A method of examining cardiac electromagnetic activity over a heart for diagnosing the cardiac functions of the heart is disclosed. The method may include constructing a phase diagram of electromagnetic signals over a heart by collecting sets of time-dependent magnetic signals, determining the zeroth and the first derivations of each... Agent: J C Patents

20100298693 - Breast compression assembly for use in mri biopsy procedure: A compression assembly is operable to localize a patient's breast. The compression assembly comprises a frame and a plurality of slats. The frame defines a plurality of tracks. The frame is configured to engage a breast localization fixture. The slats are coupled with the frame. Portions of the slats are... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100298692 - Method for detecting tumor cell invasion using short diffusion times: An improved method for detecting tumor cell invasion using diffusion times as short as two (2) msec incorporates diffusion weighing imaging techniques into a standard spin echo (SE) pulse sequence to minimize the effects of compartment boundary restrictions on diffusion values and corresponding MRI imaging data related to glioma invasion.... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100298694 - Stroke risk assessment: Certain embodiments provide a method of assessing a risk of thromboembolic stroke in a patient. The method comprises acquiring image data and determining an indicator of a degree of fibrosis of a patient's left atrium (LA) based on the image data. The method also comprises estimating a level of risk... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100298695 - System and method for cardiac lead placement: A system and method for determining a location of a cardiac lead within an anatomy is provided. The system can include a cardiac lead for insertion into an anatomy, which can define at least one conduit. The system can include a confirmation member that can be positionable within the at... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100298696 - Self-contained, self-piercing, side-expelling marking apparatus: A marking apparatus includes a rigid cannula having a peripheral wall forming a lumen that carries an imaging marker, a proximal end coupled to a handle, a lateral opening in the peripheral wall that is open to the lumen, and a closed-off distal portion having a ramp adjacent the lumen.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100298697 - Method and devices for improved efficiency of rna delivery to cells: The instant invention provides a method for improving efficiency of RNA delivery to cells. The method comprises applying a low strength electric field to the cells and then after a certain time period, administering the ribonucleic acid sequence to the cells. Devices, kits, and RNA molecules suitable for delivery and... Agent: Kenneth J. Collier - C/o Kathy Illg Medtronic, Inc.

20100298698 - Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging: The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting a substantial acoustic signature from... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100298699 - System and method for proportional mixing and continuous delivery of fluids: A system and method for mixing and delivering fluids such as contrast media and saline is disclosed including at least two fluid sources, a pump, a joining fluid path connecting the at least two fluid sources to an inlet to the pump, and a valve device in the fluid path... Agent: Medrad Patents & Trademarks

20100298700 - Device for detecting the disintegration of radioisotopes in biological tissue: Device that can be implanted into the brain, in particular that of a small animal (16), for the detection of radiation emitted by disintegration of a radioisotope, characterized in that it comprises an implantable detector (10) made of a semiconductor material and comprising a number of individual detectors (22), the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100298701 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus using touch interaction: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus utilizing a touch interaction. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus may include an ultrasound image generating unit to generate an ultrasound image, a touch input unit to receive a touch interaction inputted from a user, a sensor to sense the touch interaction from the touch input... Agent: Jones Day

20100298702 - Needle insertion systems and methods: Embodiments of a needle insertion system and method are disclosed. One method embodiment includes transmitting a sound beam along an axis to contact a blood vessel; receiving the reflected sound beam from the blood vessel; processing the reflected sound beam to detect the location of the blood vessel; and, responsive... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100298705 - Freehand ultrasound imaging systems and methods for guiding fine elongate instruments: An ultrasound system has an ultrasound transducer equipped with a position marker and a needle equipped with a position marker. The position markers allow the position and orientation of the transducer and needle to be determined. Displays indicating a projection of the longitudinal axis of the needle onto a plane... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100298704 - Freehand ultrasound imaging systems and methods providing position quality feedback: An ultrasound system has an ultrasound transducer equipped with a position marker and a needle equipped with a position marker. The position markers allow the position and orientation of the transducer and needle to be determined. A display depicts an ultrasound image acquired via the transducer and a graphical element... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100298706 - Respiratory-gated therapy assessment with ultrasonic contrast agents: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method are described for monitoring the progress of therapy for pathology such as lesions, tumors, and metastases by means of contrast agent imaging. A sequence of images are acquired as a bolus of contrast agent infuses the tissue containing the pathology. A contrast wash-in time... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100298703 - Variable line length scanning patterns: Methods and apparatus are provided for improved image acquisition rates in medical imaging compared to that of sector scanning methods using lines of constant length absent variable length lines. An embodiment includes scanning a central angular region of a volume of interest using a plurality of fixed line lengths and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100298707 - Pulse offset ultrasonic imaging: A diagnostic ultrasound image of a region of interest (ROI) of a body is formed by transmitting into the ROI at least a first and a second ultrasound pulse, in which the second pulse is phase-shifted relative to the first pulse by an amount other than 0 or 180 degrees.... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100298708 - Body height measuring apparatus: A body height measuring apparatus is disclosed comprising a measuring bar, a ground mainframe, an ultrasound signal transmit unit and an ultrasound signal receive unit, a synchronous signal transmit unit and a synchronous signal receive unit. The first operational control unit and a second operational control unit synchronize the operation... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100298709 - Method for nonlinear imaging of ultrasound contrast agents at high frequencies: This invention employs multiple ultrasound pulse firings of either alternating phase and/or amplitude to detect nonlinear fundamental and subharmonic signals from microbubble contrast agents within living tissue, at high frequencies (≧15 MHz), e.g., with a linear array transducer. It can be shown that the contrast-to-tissue ratio (CTR) decreases with increasing... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100298710 - Therapy assessment with ultrasound contrast agents: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method are described for monitoring the progress of therapy for pathology such as lesions, tumors, and metastases by means of contrast agent imaging. A sequence of images are acquired as a bolus of contrast agent infuses the tissue containing the pathology. A contrast wash-in time... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100298713 - Systems and methods for ultrasound assembly including multiple imaging transducer arrays: An ultrasonic transducer assembly (12, 42) for diagnostic imaging is provided. The ultrasonic transducer assembly (12, 42) includes a housing (24, 54), a plurality of image data acquisition transducer arrays (30, 32, 60, 62), a transducer controller assembly (36, 66), selection means (34, 64) for indicating a selected one of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100298714 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic probe: When ultrasonic pulses are transmitted to the inside of an examined subject by driving transducer elements of which the quantity is Mx and that are arranged in a two-dimensional array within an ultrasonic probe, a signal selecting unit included in the probe selects, for each of the transducer elements, two... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298712 - Ultrasound systems incorporating spatial position sensors and associated methods: An ultrasound probe is equipped with a transducer element array and an internally located position marker trackable by a position sensing system or the like. The position marker is supported by a movement and rotation constraining fixture. The fixture is rigidly connected to the transducer element array of the probe.... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100298711 - Wireless ultrasound transducer using ultrawideband: Ultrasound imaging systems and methods are described that include a cableless front end having a UltraWideBand transceiver and a beamformer that transmit ultrasound data to a back end physically separated from the front end, with the back end having a UltraWideBand transceiver for receiving ultrasound data from the front end... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100298715 - Method and measuring instrument for collecting spectrometric test signals from living tissue: The invention relates to a method and a measuring instrument for collecting spectrometric test signals from living tissue. The aim of the invention is to create solutions which make it possible to generate, in the course of a spectrometric measurement, test results that supply more comprehensive data than previously known... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100298716 - Methods and compositions to reduce scattering of light during therapeutic and diagnostic imaging procedures: Disclosed are improved methods and compositions for use in light-based in vivo imaging and treatment. The techniques described involve the use of low-scattering, oxygen-carrying blood substitutes in imaging and treatment methods, including OCT imaging. The invention has particular advantages in imaging within the cardiovascular system and highly vascularized or oxygen-dependent... Agent: Volcano At Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100298717 - Method for non-evasively determining an endothelial function and a device for carrying out said method: The invention relates to medicine. The inventive method for non-evasively determining an endothelial function consists in reducing a transmural pressure in a limb, recording the amplitude of plethysmographic signals at different pressures, determining the pressure of a maximum plethysmographic signal amplitude, reducing the pressure to a value corresponding to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100298718 - Multiple mode, portable patient monitoring system: The specification discloses a number of embodiments directed to patient monitoring systems. The system determines a physiological parameter of a patient and includes an input device for receiving a plurality of physical inputs from a user, such as finger taps, and communicating to a memory interval data indicative of the... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100298720 - In situ energy harvesting systems for implanted medical devices: This invention concerns miniature implantable power sources that harvest or scavenge energy from the expansion and contraction of biological tissues, for example, an artery or a bundle of muscle fiber. Such power sources employ an energy harvesting element that converts mechanical or thermal energy existing or generated in or from... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100298719 - Method for calculating pressures in a fluid stream through a tube section, especially a blood vessel with atherosclerotic plaque: A method for calculating pressures in a fluid streaming through a tube section from an upstream end to a downstream end of the tube section, the method comprising scanning the tube section with a scanner and providing a plurality of 2D scanning images along the tube section with an inlet... Agent: James C. Wray

20100298721 - Apparatus and method for estimating blood pressure by using variable characteristic ratio: A method of estimating blood pressure includes obtaining a pressure wave detected at a measurement body part of a subject, calculating a characteristic ratio of the subject according to a shape of the detected pressure wave based on a correlation between the characteristic ratio used to determine blood pressure at... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100298722 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A living body information collecting apparatus with a part of the living body information collecting apparatus includes a shape composed of a cylinder, a cone, a prism, a pyramid, a truncated cone or a truncated pyramid. The living body information collecting apparatus further including a sensing part for collecting living... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298723 - non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system: A non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system, includes an air channel having one or more inlet and exhaust ports to ambient air. An electronically controlled pump inflates and deflates a cuff applied to a patient limb with air via the air channel. A water tight sealed housing containing electronic circuitry for... Agent: Jack Schwartz & Associates, PLLC

20100298724 - Recyclable or biodegradable blood pressure cuff: A blood pressure cuff is defined by a sleeve member, a portion of which is inflatable and made from a fluid impermeable material. An exterior port of the sleeve directly and fluidly interconnects with the interior of said inflatable portion, wherein a slotted portion is aligned with the port to... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100298725 - Recyclable or biodegradable blood pressure cuff: A blood pressure cuff is defined by a first sheet, having an opening, and a second sheet. The second sheet is attached to a bottom of the first sheet to form an interior inflatable portion between the first sheet and the second sheet, with the opening of the first sheet... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100298726 - Low-pressurization blood pressure monitoring apparatus and method: A blood pressure monitoring apparatus including a pressing unit which presses a measurement body part of a subject, a sensing unit which senses a sphygmus wave at the measurement body part while the measurement body part is being pressed, a control unit controlling a point of time of stopping the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100298727 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A cuff including a base composed of a non-elastic member. The cuff further including an elastic member provided on one surface of the base. The cuff also including an air supplying pipe, where a pressing surface of the elastic member swells only on the one surface by supplying air from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100298728 - Signal processing techniques for determining signal quality using a wavelet transform ratio surface: According to embodiments, a wavelet transform ratio surface measure signal may be generated from two PPG signals. Values of the wavelet transform ratio surface measure signal at a given moment of time (i.e., instantaneous values) may be indicative of localized signal discrepancies within and/or between the PPG signals such as... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100298729 - Cardiac activation sequence monitoring for ischemia detection: Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems that provide one or more of monitoring, diagnosing, defibrillation, and pacing. Cardiac signal separation is employed to detect, monitor, track and/or trend ischemia using cardiac activation sequence information. Ischemia detection may involve sensing composite cardiac signals using implantable electrodes, and performing a signal... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100298730 - Method and apparatus for measuring breathing rate: An example method and apparatus for measuring the breathing rate from the photoplethysmogram signal (PPG) uses auto-regressive modelling of the signal. The PPG signal is windowed in overlapping windows of typically 30 seconds' length, overlapping by 25 seconds, to obtain discrete sections of the signal and each section is low-pass... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100298733 - Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index: An evaluation of heart failure status is provided based on a disordered breathing index. Patient respiration is sensed and a respiration signal is generated. Disordered breathing episodes are detected based on the respiration signal. A disordered breathing index is determined based on the disordered breathing episodes. The disordered breathing index... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20100298731 - Monitoring device and method: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for providing information relating to disturbances and/or disease pattern based on a patient's breathing parameters. Preferably, the apparatus has multiple functionalities and provides information relating to different disturbances and/or disease patterns. In particular, the present invention relates to an apparatus... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100298732 - Rapid shallow breathing detection for use in congestive heart failure status determination: Systems and methods involve use of a medical device comprising sensing circuitry. One or more respiratory parameters are detected using the device. Patient baseline weight is provided, and an output signal indicative of a patient's congestive heart failure status is generated based on a change in the one or more... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100298734 - breath sampling system: There is provided herein a breath sampling device comprising a controller adapted to initiate a signal to trigger a valve functionally associated with a breath sampling tube upon said controller receiving a signal indicating a blockage in the breath sampling tube. The valve is adapted to facilitate an increase of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100298735 - Methods for classifying and treating physiologic brain imbalances using quantitative eeg: Neurophysiologic information such as quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) is used in a method for classifying, diagnosing, and treating physiologic brain imbalances. Neurophysiologic information is also used to guide sample selection in clinical tests for psychopharmacologic drug candidates. Finally, neurophysiologic information is used for remotely assessing and treating patients with physiologic brain... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20100298736 - Biopsy needle assemblies: This document provides needle biopsy systems and methods for obtaining tissue biopsies. In various embodiments, the systems and methods provided can inhibit needle contamination by unwanted tissue or cells and/or regulate a negative pressure to assist sampling of target tissue or cells.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100298737 - Guidable cutting instrument: A guidable cutting instrument for cutting a tissue specimen from a tissue mass comprises a cannula having a curve formed along a distal portion thereof, and a stylet having a specimen-receiving notch and a curve formed along a distal portion thereof. The stylet is received in the cannula, and is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100298739 - Multifunctional medical access device: A medical access device is provided including a syringe needle and a safety shield supportable on the syringe needle. The safety shield includes a pair of spaced legs each having a distal segment and a proximal segment, each of the proximal segments having a proximal end fixed with respect to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100298738 - Vessel, coating, inspection and processing apparatus: Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other vessel processing stations or devices and a vessel holder comprising a vessel port are provided. An opening of the vessel can be seated on the vessel port. The... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100298740 - Diagnostic system for accurate recording of acoustic signals: The present invention discloses a novel positioning unit configured in accordance with a recording matrix for ensuring correct and ergonomic positioning of a patient with respect to the recording matrix utilizing body landmarks such as spine and scapula. The technique of the present invention provides for supporting at least a... Agent: Ronny Fogel

20100298741 - Duodenal eating sensor: Apparatus (21) is described including a sensing electrode (22) that detects electrical activity of a duodenum (26) of a subject. The apparatus (21) includes a control unit (20) configured to facilitate a treatment of the subject responsively to the detected electrical activity. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100298742 - Patient movement detection system and method: A monitoring system and method tracks a patient's position over time and ensures that proper turning or other manipulation is done within the time prescribed. Preferably, the techniques herein continuously monitor patient position and alert medical or other personnel of the need for turning or other patient manipulation. The system... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson

  
11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100292526 - Brachytherapy appliance and method: A brachytherapy appliance removably positionable on or against a surface of a living body, such as the body of a human or animal, for positioning a therapeutic delivery device in a desired precise location in relation to a selected portion of the body in or adjacent to the surface and... Agent: Matthews Edwards LLC

20100292527 - Device and method for hypertension treatment by non-invasive stimulation to vascular baroreceptors: The treatment of hypertension may be accomplished by stimulation of the carotid baroreceptors. In the present application the inventors disclose methods in which non-invasively-delivered mechanical perturbations caused by sound, ultrasound, or electrical perturbations caused by magnetic, or direct current stimulation may be used to stimulate the carotid baroreceptors, triggering physiological... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100292528 - wrap for a heart assist device: A heart assist device in which an inflatable balloon or chamber is held against an outside surface of a curved arterial vessel by a wrap (20) formed from a flexible sheet-like material. The wrap (20) having a first end portion (22), a second end portion (30) and an intermediate portion... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100292529 - Bone anchored bone conductive hearing aid: The invention relates to a bone anchored bone conductive hearing aid which has a bone implantable screw (3) with an implant axis (25) intended to be generally perpendicular to a bone surface at an implant point and a skin penetrating abutment (5) which is connected to the implantable screw (3)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100292530 - Method and apparatus for fixation of implantable devices adjacent a body lumen: The present application relates to method and apparatus for reducing migration and rotation of implantable devices including an expandable element and an elongate portion.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100292531 - Vibrator: Disclosed is an apparatus to be worn by a user for providing sexual stimulus to a partner of the user. The apparatus comprises a harness to be worn by the user and a vibrating body supported by the harness. The vibrating body has at least one protrusion extending therefrom. The... Agent: Richard D. Okimaw

20100292533 - Endoscopic cutter with reconfigurable guides: A bipolar cutter has a cutter main body for inserting into the interior of a body and a treating electrode that is positioned against an object of examination (such as a blood vessel or a bleeding site) to be electrically cut and cauterized. A guiding member guides the object of... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Attn: Gael Diane Tisack

20100292532 - Endoscopic vessel dissector with side entry: A blunt dissector for endoscopic vein harvesting has a generally-cylindrical sheath for retaining an elongated endoscope. The sheath is elongated between a distal end and a proximal end. A transparent tip is disposed at the distal end of the sheath. A handle is disposed at the proximal end of the... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Attn: Gael Diane Tisack

20100292534 - Body-introducable apparatus and medical system: A body-introducable apparatus includes: a light source unit having a first light source that outputs first light and a second light source that outputs second light in a wavelength band different from that of the first light; a light distribution matching unit that matches distributions of the first light and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100292535 - Endoscope with multiple fields of view: An endoscope having first and second viewing elements provides separate views of the passage being traversed or the organ being inspected. The endoscope is particularly useful for traversing restrictions and forming desired shapes in situ.... Agent: Gregory E. Upchurch, Legalmetric

20100292536 - Fluid control device and fluid control method, and endoscope apparatus: A fluid control device which controls a flow rate of a fluid supplied or sucked to or from an inflation and deflation member, includes: a first pipe system connected to the inflation and deflation member, wherein the fluid flow of a predetermined flow rate is supplied to the first pipe... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100292537 - Inner pressure detection device and inner pressure detection method for inflation and deflation member, and endoscope apparatus: An inner pressure detection device for an inflation and deflation member includes: a pressure detection device which detects a pressure of a fluid at a first position in a proximal end side of a tube for supplying a fluid to an inflation and deflation member and exhausting a fluid from... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100292538 - Endoscope: A front end rigid portion constitutes a front end of an endoscope insertion unit in an endoscope. The front end rigid portion is provided with an illumination optical system irradiating an observation target area with illumination light and an imaging optical system having an imaging element imaging the observation target... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100292539 - Forward scanning oct endoscope: An apparatus for optical coherence tomography has a broadband light source with a short coherence length, an optical fiber that guides the light from the light source to a focusing optics, and a graded-index optics arranged between the optical fiber and the focusing optics with two opposite parallel flat sides,... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100292540 - Surgical retractor and method: A retractor instrument for use in surgery having a body section and attachment tabs for securing the retractor to tissue. The retractor may have multiple body sections joined by hinges or ribs and may be rigid or flexible or some combination thereof. The retractor may comprise bioabsorbable material as well... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100292541 - Systems, devices and methods for accessing a bodily opening: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for accessing a bodily opening that, among other things, are safe and reliable, and facilitate manipulation of a medical instrument. The medical access device generally includes an elongated flexible sheath and an expandable frame connected to the distal end of the flexible sheath.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100292542 - Arm structure and holding device for surgical instrument: An arm structure includes: a pair of arms; a support post; a support member; a cam provided in one of the pair of arms; a shaft member inserted through a lateral insertion hole of the support member; and a pair of ring-shaped members provided in end portions of the shaft... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100292543 - Analysis of endogenous fluorescence images to extract morphological/organization information about living samples: Methods and computer program products for analyzing tissue are provided. The tissue is exposed to light at the appropriate wavelengths for inducing fluorescence. Images of the fluorescing tissue are taken at two or more depths within the tissue. The PSD function is determined for each image at a different depth... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100292544 - Life support and monitoring apparatus with malfunction correction guidance: A life support and monitoring apparatus with malfunction correction guidance is provided. The life support and monitoring apparatus of the present disclosure identifies the root cause or potential cause of a fault/failure and then prompts an operator to take appropriate steps to assure the continuance of life support and critical... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100292545 - Interactive psychophysiological profiler method and system: An efficient, objective, flexible and easily deployable system for conducting evaluations of mental and physiological state and recommending individualized treatment to improve said state is described. The method and system are based on commensurate measurement of mental functions, levels of stress and anxiety, and/or biologically active molecules such as neurotransmitters,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100292546 - Breathable physiological sensor: A sensor includes a sensor pad that allows air and moisture to diffuse from a patient's skin. A light source is disposed on the sensor pad is configured to generate near-infrared light. A light detector disposed on the sensor pad is configured to detect near-infrared light generated by the light... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100292547 - System and method for non-invasive photothermal radiometric measurement: There is provided a glucose monitoring method and apparatus based on the principle of Wavelength-Modulated Differential Laser Photothermal Radiometry (WM-DPTR). Two intensity modulated laser beams operating in tandem at specific mid-infrared (IR) wavelengths and current-modulated synchronously by two electrical waveforms 180 degrees out-of-phase, are used to interrogate the tissue surface.... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20100292548 - Method and apparatus for detecting and analyzing variations in a physiologic parameter: The present disclosure is generally directed to identifying and/or analyzing high resolution variations in a measured physiologic parameter, such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) measured using pulse oximetry. Present embodiments may include a system including a sensor comprising an emitter capable of emitting light at different wavelengths into a tissue... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100292549 - Method and system for monitoring oxygenation levels of compartments and tissue: A method and system for continually monitoring oxygenation levels in real-time in compartments of an animal limb, such as in a human leg or a human thigh or a forearm, can be used to assist in the diagnosis of a compartment syndrome. The method and system can include one or... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100292550 - Implantable medical device: An analyte measuring system has an implantable medical device having a signal source arranged for generating a current signal and electrodes for applying the current signal to a surrounding tissue in a subject body. The device measures a resulting voltage signal with the electrodes and calculates an impedance signal therefrom.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100292552 - 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

20100292553 - 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

20100292554 - 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

20100292555 - 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

20100292551 - Devices, systems, methods and tools for continuous glucose monitoring: One aspect of the invention provides a glucose monitor having a plurality of tissue piercing elements, each tissue piercing element having a distal opening, a proximal opening and interior space extending between the distal and proximal openings; a sensing area in fluid communication with the proximal openings of the tissue... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100292556 - Methods and systems for managing, controlling and monitoring medical devices via one or more software applications functioning in a secure environment: Systems and methods that include configurations of a medical device, user device and service platform are described. Embodiments may include a secure network to run medical applications that control and/or monitor the medical device. An online store may be provided for storing and distributing medical applications to the user device... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100292557 - Method and device for substance measurement: Embodiments of the present disclosure present systems, devices and methods for ISF glucose monitoring that more accurately reflects the blood glucose levels by introducing a treatment element allowing stable and accurate prediction of blood glucose levels based measured glucose levels from interstitial fluid.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100292558 - In-vivo visualization systems: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100292559 - Radar-equipped patient bed for a medical imaging apparatus, and operating method therefor: A patient bed for an imaging medical apparatus has a patient support plate that has at least one radar antenna to obtain physiological and/or geometric data from a patient the patient support plate. In a method for the operation of such a patient bed having at least one radar antenna... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100292560 - Diffusion tensor imaging-based alzheimer's diagnosis system and method: A system and method is provided in which a diffusion tensor image of the gray matter of a subject's brain is recorded. The diffusion tensor image is used to determine the Fractional Anisotropy of that area of the subject's brain. It has been determined that a decrease in Fractional Anisotropy... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100292561 - Method and apparatus to determine a magnetic resonance relaxation time in the heart muscle in a magnetic resonance examination: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) system to determine an MR relaxation time (for example a T1, T2 or T2* relaxation time) in the heart muscle in a magnetic resonance examination, a determination an annular slice image region of the heart muscle of the left heart chamber in MR... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100292562 - Method for generating mr (magnetic resonance) images of a moving partial area of an object: A method for generating MR (magnetic resonance) images of a moving partial area of an object with a repeating motion sequence over comparable motion states, wherein an MR data set, which is encoded for generating an individual MR image of the object, is provided for each motion state from a... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100292563 - Optical mri device: A dual modality imaging apparatus, comprising a magnetic resonance imaging (=MRI) system and a fluorescence molecular tomography (=FMT) system, for investigating a sample (42) located at a sample position (10), wherein the MRI system comprises a magnet (9) with a room temperature bore (8), with the sample position (10) located... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100292564 - System and method for magnetic-nanoparticle, hyperthermia cancer therapy: A system and method is provided for performing and monitoring a magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia process on a subject having received a dose of a magnetic nanoparticle configured to bind to tissue within a target area of the subject. A low-field MRI system is utilized having a static magnetic field and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100292566 - Load detection device and load detection method: According to this load detection method, load (Fi) in insertion of a linear body having flexibility in an inlet of a hollow tube inserted in a bending vessel in a body is detected, an image of the hollow tube or the linear body is taken, a degree of bending of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100292565 - Medical imaging medical device navigation from at least two 2d projections from different angles: In a method or system for performing an image-assisted medical procedure involving placing a medical device in a 3D human subject, at least first and second 2D projected images are obtained of the 3D subject at a respective first angle and at a respective second angle, the 3D subject having... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100292567 - Imaging volumes with arbitrary geometries in contact and non-contact tomography: A method for tomographic imaging of diffuse medium includes directing waves into a diffusive medium, solving a surface-bounded inversion problem by forward field calculations through decomposition of contributions from the multiple reflections from an arbitrary surface within the diffusive medium or outside the diffusive medium into a sum of different... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100292569 - Systems and methods for dynamic imaging of tissue using digital optical tomography: A methods for imaging tissue using diffuse optical tomography with digital detection includes directing at the tissue a plurality of amplitude modulated optical signals from a plurality of optical signal sources illuminating the tissue at a plurality of locations; detecting a resulting plurality of attenuated optical signals exiting the tissue... Agent: Wilmerhale/columbia University

20100292568 - Systems and methods for measurement of depth of breath and paradoxical breathing: 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

20100292570 - Medical imaging apparatus and medical imaging method: An injection part injects a contrast agent into a subject. An image acquiring part images the subject with the contrast agent injected, and acquires a plurality of image data with different imaging times. A pixel value calculator obtains a pixel value within a region of interest set in each of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100292572 - Method and system of strain gain compensation in elasticity imaging: A method and system of strain gain compensation in elasticity imaging is provided. The system can include a probe (120) for transmitting ultrasonic energy into a physiology (150) of a patient (50) and receiving echoes, a display device (170), and a processor (100) operably coupled to the probe and the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100292571 - Nodule screening using ultrasound elastography: A medical device is configured to diagnose whether a nodule of a bodily organ is malignant or benign using ultrasound elastography to determine a nodule stiffness index. Using either an external compression source or an in vivo pulsation source, the stiffness of the nodule of the bodily organ can be... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100292573 - Ultrasound operation apparatus, cavitation control method, and ultrasound transducer control method: An ultrasound operation apparatus comprises: an ultrasound transducer; a driving section that drives the ultrasound transducer by a drive signal; a probe having a proximal end section provided with the ultrasound transducer and a distal end section to which ultrasound oscillation is transmitted, the probe performing a treatment on a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100292574 - Ultrasound diagnostic system and method for displaying organ: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic system and method. The ultrasound diagnostic system may receive, from a target object, a response signal corresponding to an ultrasound signal transmitted to the target object, may generate an ultrasound image and at least one organ image by using ultrasound data generated based on the... Agent: Jones Day

20100292575 - Device and method for identifying tampering of an ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe includes a housing having an interior chamber formed therein. The ultrasound probe also includes an electronics assembly provided in the housing, the electronics assembly converting acoustic energy to electrical signals, and a tamper indicating substance applied to the ultrasound probe, the tamper indicating substance adapted to provide... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100292576 - Device for improved external fetal monitoring: The present invention described herein is a soft, pliable, cushioning device to be used in conjunction with ultrasound and toco transducers during external fetal monitoring. The device can be shaped to fit the transducers and can easily attach and detach with the transducers via an adhesive layer. The device provides... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20100292577 - Ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus executing lighting-on and lighting-off of a lighting device by detecting an identification (ID) data of a probe or an operation on an operation panel. The ultrasound image diagnosis also includes a lighting device configured to identify a usage state or non-usage state of the ultrasound... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100292578 - Vein imaging apparatus, positional displacement interpolation method, and program: An imaging element of a vein imaging apparatus includes a vein image data generation region generating image data of a vein based a near-infrared light that was condensed by a lens array and that was scattered in a living body and transmitted through the vein and a positional displacement detection... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100292579 - Vein imaging apparatus, vein image interpolation method, and program: An imaging element of a vein imaging apparatus according to the invention includes a vein image data generation region for generating image data of a vein based on a near-infrared light that was condensed by a lens array and that was scattered in the living body and transmitted through the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100292581 - Dynamic calibration of an optical spectrometer: A dynamically calibrating optical spectrometer and method for dynamically calibrating the optical spectrometer are provided. The optical spectrometer may include a band-pass device and a device that scans, such that a scan window can be widened, and the edges of the band-pass device can be used to calibrate out drifts... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100292580 - Septic barriers and other aids for autofluorescence visualization and other optical interrogation: Septic barriers interposed between a target tissue such as an oral or vaginal cavity, exposed epidermis, or wound or surgical site, and a user and his/her optical interrogation instruments to reduce cross-infection and/or contamination. In certain embodiments, the septic barrier is substantially transparent for viewing purposes and is typically effectively... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100292582 - Tissue probe with speed control: A single use needle-like probe contains optical fibers to deliver and collect light at the distal tip of the needle-like probe. The single use needle-like probe may connect to a handpiece that may contain sensors to monitor how the probe is being used. Sensors within the handpiece may, e.g., include... Agent: Luiz B. Dasilva

20100292583 - Method and system for synchronizing blood component or trace analyte measurement with heart pulse rate: A system and method for measuring at least one blood component or trace analyte in the blood of a subject, the system including: a heart pulse rate measuring device for measuring a heart pulse rate of the subject, and a blood component or trace analyte measuring device for measuring the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100292584 - Spectrum analytical method for quantifying heat-lung interaction: The present invention is related to a spectrum analytical method for quantifying hear-lung interaction, which can estimate cardiac function by using a heart-associated monitoring signal. According to the method of the present invention, quantification of heart-lung interaction is conducted by choosing spectrum signals within a specified frequency band, such that... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100292585 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A living body information detection apparatus for detecting living body information at an auricle of a human body. The living body information detection apparatus having a shape that follows a cartilage of the auricle in a periphery of a concha auriculae.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100292586 - Wireless automatic ankle-brachial index (aabi) measurement system: A central processor controlled system and test procedure for independently, contemporaneously and plethysmographically monitoring arterial blood pressure at a subject's arms and legs. Micro-controlled occluding and sensing cuffs containing sensors are inflated and deflated at each limb of a supine patient. Sensed AC and DC pressure data is wirelessly linked... Agent: Douglas L. Tschida Suite 202

20100292587 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a cuff member (2) which can be attached to and detached from a blood pressure measurement portion, and a cuff main body (1) including a compression air bladder (8) for pressing the blood pressure measurement portion, a sub air bladder (7), and a pulse... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100292588 - Living body information detection apparatus and blood-pressure meter: A blood-pressure meter includes a frame part including a first arm and a second arm that are opposed to each other. The blood-pressure meter further including a pressure applying part provided on at least one of a side of the first arm opposed to the second arm and a side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100292590 - Arteriosclerosis diagnostic device: An arteriosclerosis diagnostic device according to various embodiments is a simple device, resistant to an external factor, such as an error resulting from a skin surface, and capable of measuring the degree of hardness of an artery. The arteriosclerosis diagnostic device detects a heart sound and a pulse wave at... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100292589 - Hypothenar sensor: A device having an arterial pulse sensor that is adhered to the hypothenar region of a palm using an adhesive patch. The patch has an adhesive surface that is covered by a removable film with an outer portion and a central portion. Also disclosed is a method of detecting an... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP

20100292591 - Venous measurement system: A system and plethysmographic test procedure for evaluating venous blood volume/flow at a subject's legs. Occluding and sensing cuffs mounted to a subject's thighs and calves/ankles are inflated and deflated relative to controlled movement of a supporting chair. The chair provides hinged backrest, seat and footrest pieces and is controlled... Agent: Douglas L. Tschida

20100292592 - System and method of measuring changes in arterial volume of a limb segment: A medical diagnostic device performs diagnostics for assessing the ability of the arteries to respond to an increase in blood flow. The medical diagnostic device determines relative changes in arterial volume of the limb segment during a time period after a stimulus relative to the arterial volume of the limb... Agent: Law Office Of Edward B Weller

20100292593 - Spread-spectrum method for determining physiological parameters: An apparatus including a receiver and an extractor is provided for determining a physiological parameter of a living being. The receiver is adapted to receive iterating optical signals, the optical signal including sequences, and a sequence including at least two bright periods during which a transmit light source adopts an... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100292595 - Electrocardiographic device and method: A hand-held device for acquiring electrocardiographic (ECG) signals from a patient comprises an electrode array with a gripping handle (15) and four electrodes (11-14). The electrodes typically form a quadrilateral array, the array being adapted for placement on the patients thoracic region without the need for upper clothing or underwear... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100292594 - Lie detection method and system: The present disclosure provides an HRV analysis-based method of lie detection, related computer program product, computer readable storage medium and system. Also provided is a method of HRV analysis using strange entropy.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100292596 - System, method and computer-readable storage medium for heart signal detection: A system, method and computer-readable storage medium are configured for the detection of electrical signals originating from a human or animal heart. In particular, for monitoring devices, it is desired to obtain electrical signals from a human or animal heart with electrical contacts at the body of an implantable medical... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100292597 - Cardiac function circadian variation analysis system and method: Systems and Methods for stratifying relative risks of adverse cardiac events by processing a duration of electrocardiograph recordings generally recorded by a Holter type of device. The duration of electrocardiograph recordings are processed to resolve RR interval related data, QT interval related data, and are fitted to formulas to at... Agent: Klotzer Patents

20100292598 - Device for monitoring physical fitness: The invention relates to a device for monitoring the physical fitness using a pulse watch part (1) for detecting heart pulse rate data and an evaluation apparatus for providing fitness information which can be displayed by means of a display device and for whose derivation a processing unit (16) is... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20100292599 - Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays and applications thereof: Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing training feedback to an individual using a heart rate sensor and a display module supported by the individual during a physical activity, the method including the steps of: (a) determining a maximum... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20100292600 - Program products, methods, and systems for providing fitness monitoring services: Program products, methods, and systems for providing fitness monitoring services are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing heart rate information to a user of a portable fitness monitoring service includes: (a) defining a plurality of heart rate zones as ranges of percentages of a maximum heart rate; (b)... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20100292601 - Apparatus for and method of condensing exhaled breath: A breath condensing apparatus includes a mouthpiece, a condenser having an inlet coupled to the mouthpiece, a first container for collecting condensate communicating with an outlet of the condenser, and a second container for collecting residual, non-condensed exhaled breath coupled to the condenser. A method of condensing exhaled breath includes... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100292602 - Seizure forecasting, microseizure precursor events, and related therapeutic methods and devices: A multiscale recording and stimulation system for identifying and responding to epileptiform activity. The system includes the use of microelectrode arrays (e.g., 10-100 micron electrodes with 100-500 micron spacing) to monitor iEEG activity of submillimeter regions or islands in the epileptogenic zone of brain tissue (e.g., independent microdomains in the... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property 23/24

20100292603 - Electrical impedance myography: Electrical impedance myography (EIM) can be used for the assessment and diagnosis of muscular disorders. EIM includes applying an electrical signal to a region of tissue and measuring a resulting signal. A characteristic of the region of tissue is determined based on the measurement. Performing EIM at different frequencies and/or... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100292604 - Method and device for monitoring breastfeeding: A method of monitoring amount of milk consumed by an infant being breastfed by a breast is disclosed. The method comprises: determining variations in electric capacitance of the breast during breastfeeding, and correlating the electric capacitance variations to an amount of milk consumed by the infant.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100292605 - Double temperature sensor: A double temperature sensor is provided for determining the body temperature. The sensor includes at least a first temperature sensor element for measuring a near-surface temperature of the ambient air and a second temperature sensor element for measuring a temperature of the skin surface. The first and the second temperature... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100292606 - Signal processing in physiological noise: The invention relates to systems and methods for estimating a response of at least a part of a physiological system to a first deterministic stimulus signal. The methods include separating a measured first signal into a plurality of segments, each segment representing a response of the physiological system to a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100292607 - Tetherless biopsy device with self-reversing cutter drive mechanism: A biopsy device comprises a body, a needle, and a cutter. A self-reversing cutter translation mechanism translates the cutter proximally and distally in response to rotation of the cutter in a single rotational direction. The cutter translation mechanism comprises a lead screw with discretely formed threads and a rotatable pawl.... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100292608 - Analysis instrument: An analysis instrument (2) has a hole (23) for allowing a laser beam, which is applied to a skin to withdraw bodily fluids, to advance through it and also has a cover (25) for closing an opening (23B), into which the laser beam enters, of the hole (23) and allowing... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100292610 - Circuit board for body fluid collection: A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a circuit board portion including an insulating layer and a conductor pattern which is supported by the insulating layer and in which an electrode, a terminal to be connected to a device for measuring the component of a body fluid, and a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100292611 - Method and apparatus for improving fluidic flow and sample capture: A system and method is provided for the capture of bodily fluid upon lancing of a patient. In one embodiment, the fluid sample capture aperture mesh (320) ring is placed in the pathway of a finger penetrating member (340). The aperture mesh ring has a center clearance area that allows... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100292609 - Method for manufacturing a carrier tape comprising lancets and tape magazines for storing lancets: A method for manufacturing a carrier tape comprising lancets and corresponding products in which a plurality of disposable lancets having a lancet tip for piercing a user's skin are provided on a carrier tape that is or can be wound onto a spool and used for obtaining a sample of... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100292612 - Method for rapid identification of infections and/or risk situations related to gastroduodenal pathologies and machine for performing the method: A machine for performing a method for immediate identification and rapid comparative assessment of indicators of the presence of infections and/or risk situations related to gastroduodenal pathologies, characterized in that it comprises a measurement unit that is constituted by a container supplied by means for aspirating gastric juices in which... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20100292613 - Concentric guidewire assembly: A concentric guidewire assembly includes a unitary first coil spring, a second coil spring joined to the first coil spring, and a core wire extending through the first and second coil springs. The first coil spring has a longitudinal axis, a first spring portion, a second diameter spring portion adjacent... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100292614 - Medical systems, devices and methods for coupling wire guides: Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for coupling a wire guide to a previously introduced wire guide in intracorporeal procedures, and generally include a supplemental wire guide and a tracking element. The tracking element defines a first passageway and a second passageway. The first passageway is sized to receive... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100292615 - Device for measuring real-time pressure exerted by a support surface on a perineal artery: Provided are methods and devices for measuring real-time pressures on the perineum of a user positioned on a surface. In an embodiment the surface is a bicycle seat and the real-time measurement is a pressure map of the pressure distribution during a bicycle ride. The methods relate to connecting a... Agent: Greenlee Sullivan P.C.

20100292616 - Ophthalmic sizing devices: An ophthalmic sizing device includes a sizing tube or set of such sizing tubes for use in determining a correct size of a bypass tube required in lacrimal surgery, each sizing tube having a flanged end at one end of a longitudinal length of tubing, the remaining end of the... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100292617 - method and system for quantifying an intention of movement of a user: A method for quantifying an intention of movement of a user, the method comprising: extracting (61) a mechanomyogram (MMG) signal in response to surface vibration of a muscle of the user; and averaging (62) the MMG signal by calculating the MMG root mean squared (RMS) amplitude (63) or frequency variance... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100292618 - Motion analysis device, program and method thereof and motion analysis system: The present invention relates to a motion analysis system that includes a sensor device for measuring a motion amount related to an object which repeats a certain motion and a motion analysis device for analyzing the certain motion of the object based on the measured result by the sensor device.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

  
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20100286466 - Catheter marking for multi-lumen catheter identification: Systems and methods that facilitate visualization and identification of lumens of a multi-lumen brachytherapy device are disclosed. In one embodiment, visualization and identification can be attained by modifying a feature of at least one of the lumens relative to the other lumens. The feature may include a marking on the... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100286465 - Lumen visualization and identification system for multi-lumen balloon catheter: Systems and methods that facilitate visualization and identification of lumens of a multi-lumen brachytherapy device are disclosed. In one embodiment, visualization and identification can be attained by modifying a feature of at least one of the lumens relative to the other lumens. The feature may include a marking on the... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100286467 - Device for drug delivery and associated connections thereto: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, apparatuses, devices and methods for improving, modifying and/or stabilizing pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic profile of a drug infused into the tissue by a catheter and absorbed into the blood or lymphatic system. In some embodiments, infusion sets provide fluid and electrical connection... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100286468 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation with protection of magnet-adjacent structures: System and methods for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are described in which regions adjacent (e.g., to the sides and behind the TMS electromagnet) are protected from the high magnetic fields emitted by the TMS electromagnet. Thus, adjacent muscle or neural structures are protected and undesirable side effects are avoid or... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100286469 - Device for attenuating cellular metabolism: The invention concerns a device for attenuating the metabolism of cells, which is formed by a computer (1)-controlled generator (2) of pulse signal, connected to an applicator (3), which is provided with at least one toroidal coil (4) or a concentrically arranged assembly (5) of at least two parallel-connected toroidal... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100286470 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation field shaping: Described herein are Transcranial Magnetic Simulation (TMS) systems and methods of using them for emitting focused, or shaped, magnetic fields for TMS. In particular, described herein are arrays of TMS electromagnets comprising at least one primary (e.g., central) TMS electromagnet and a plurality of secondary (e.g., lateral or surrounding) TMS... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100286471 - Infant care apparatus: In an infant care apparatus according to this invention, heat rays are radiated from a heat radiation opening of a heater to a bed. The direction of the heat radiation opening can be changed from the first state in which the heat radiation opening substantially faces the bed to the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100286474 - Inter-organ spacer for use in endoscopic surgery: [Solving Means] The surgical device for endoscopic surgery is an inter-organ spacer (10) including liquid holding means (1) formed of a porous soft material having the ability to temporarily store liquid and the ability to retain its shape. The insertion device for inserting the inter-organ spacer into a body includes... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100286472 - Needle for surgical threading and method for using the same: In one aspect, the present invention may be directed to a needle for surgical threading of a strap of an implant through a tissue, the needle comprising: a trap for trapping the strap to the needle while the needle may be at the accessible side of the tissue; a tip... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100286473 - Suspension/retraction device for surgical manipulation: A device that can be delivered into a body cavity to manipulate tissue intracorporeally while being controlled extracorporeally and a method of using the device to perform a single-port laparoscopic or natural orifice surgery. The device is being capable of being passed through an interior diameter of a single port... Agent: Arthur G. Schaier Carmody & Torrance LLP

20100286475 - Endoscope with distal tip having encased optical components and display orientation capabilities: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes an endoscope tip including a housing that is monolithically formed of a transparent material. At least one optical component is at least partially encased within the housing. The optical component can be, for example, a light source, a fiber optic, an imaging sensor,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100286476 - Endoscope with tunable-focus microlens: An endoscope is provided for observing an object. The endoscope includes a microfluidic device defining a well therein and a lens disposed in the well of the microfluidic device. The lens has a tunable focal length. A tuning structure is provided for tuning the focal length of the lens in... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100286477 - Internal tissue visualization system comprising a rf-shielded visualization sensor module: Internal tissue visualization devices having RF-shielded visualization sensor modules are provided. Also provided are systems that include the devices, as well as methods of visualizing internal tissue of a subject using the tissue visualization devices and systems.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100286478 - Flexible surgery access systems: A flexible surgery access and instrument management system includes a base unit and an insertion unit. The base unit provides a platform having a connection mechanism to which the insertion unit is attached. The insertion unit includes an elongated conduit having one or more tubes providing instrument passages, and a... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100286479 - Internal pressure detecting device for inflating and deflating member and endoscope apparatus: An internal pressure detecting device can accurately detect an internal pressure of the inflating and deflating member such as a balloon which is provided at an intracavital insertion tool such as an endoscope, an endoscope auxiliary tool or an endoscope treatment tool, is provided. The internal pressure detecting device has:... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100286480 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument that includes an instrument shaft having proximal and distal ends, a tool disposed from the distal end of the instrument shaft, a control handle disposed from the proximal end of the instrument shaft, a distal motion member for coupling the distal end of the instrument shaft to... Agent: David M. Driscoll, Esq.

20100286481 - Tissue retractor and method of use thereof: A tissue retractor is disclosed. The tissue retractor includes: a base support unit having an underside that is adapted to be conformable and to be removably attachable to a surface proximate to an incision; and a retractable member substantially inelastic in its central longitudinal axis and flexible in at least... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100286482 - Electrical detection of anatomic wall penetration and delineation of anatomic structures during surgery: Devices and methods that may be employed to detect and/or prevent intraoperative full thickness penetration of anatomic walls, and to provide delineation of anatomic structures during surgery.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100286483 - Surgical portal device: A surgical portal device comprising a body portion and at least one securing member is disclosed. The body portion defines a longitudinal axis and includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen configured to allow a surgical instrument to pass therethrough. The at least one securing member is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100286484 - Flexible access assembly with multiple ports: An access assembly configured to receive one or more surgical instruments is provided. The access assembly includes a flexible housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the housing defining a longitudinal passageway extending from the proximal end to the distal end and a seal assembly received within the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100286485 - Adaptable tissue retractor with plurality of movable blades: An adjustable multi-bladed tissue retractor capable of producing an incrementally variable or fine-tunable retracted opening in a surgical incision, or a body cavity. The adjustable tissue retractor comprises an actuator coupled to a retractor housing and a movable linkage arrangement capable of moving the plurality of tissue-engaging blades attached thereto,... Agent: Anthony Paolitto Coroneo Inc.

20100286486 - Pedicle guided retractor system: There is disclosed a retractor system to facilitate surgical access to an intervertebral disc between an inferior vertebral body and a superior vertebral body. In an embodiment, the retractor system includes an elongate member having an anchor to attach to a pedicle of an inferior vertebral body with respect to... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department

20100286487 - Magnetic devices and apparatus for medical/surgical procedures and methods for using same: One embodiment of the invention comprises a trocar and a reducer cap that magnetically attaches to the trocar. The trocar and the cap each include a magnetic member, at least one of which is a first magnet, and the other of which is either a second magnet or a non-magnetized... Agent: David M Quinlan, PC

20100286489 - Apparatus and method for wound volume measurement: A method and apparatus for measuring a volume of a wound are described, the method comprising the steps of: applying a dressing over a wound, the volume of which is to be measured, the dressing including at least a sealing drape over the wound so as to create a sealed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100286488 - Method and system for using a mobile device as a portable personal terminal for medical information: A medical information and support system that allows user's to gain access to their medical information on a mobile device terminal that interfaces to an application and server system through a wireless network. The mobile device may also interface to medical measurement systems to obtain vital and/or physiological measurements of... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100286491 - Biomedical sensor device: A biomedical sensor device includes a light source, a probe array, and a photo detector. The light source is configured for emitting infrared radiation. The probe array is contacted to a user's skin to detect an electric wave signal transmitted through the probe array from the skin. The probe array... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100286492 - Health booth: A health booth (10) includes a shell (20), at least one chair (30), and at least one measurement arrangement (31, 32, 33, 34) for measuring data relative to the health of a user. The booth includes: a determination apparatus (41-50) for determining, at the time of taking a measurement, at... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100286490 - Interactive patient monitoring system using speech recognition: Systems, methods and techniques are described for monitoring a subject. The subject's safety, health and wellbeing can be monitoring using a system that receives input indicating the subject's status. The system can verbally interact with the subject to obtain information on the subject's status. The words used by the subject... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100286493 - Skin laxity measurement system: A skin laxity measurement system which provides a skin laxity measurement tool and methods of measuring skin laxity.... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles

20100286494 - Using colored probes in patient monitoring: The present disclosure provides a sensor with color-coded indications that various patient physiological parameters are being monitored, such as blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, respiration rate, and respiration effort. The sensor may sense a physical characteristic used to monitor the physiological parameter, and a visible light emitter emits visible light... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100286495 - Selection of signal regions for parameter extraction: According to embodiments, techniques for extracting a signal parameter from a selected region of a generally repetitive signal are disclosed. A pulse oximetry system including a sensor or probe may be used to obtain an original photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal from a subject. A filter transformation may be applied to the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100286496 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure analyte or non-analyte related signal, both of which electrode include an interference domain.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100286497 - Method and apparatus for determining one or more blood parameters from analog electrical signals: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for in vivo measurement of blood parameters by processing analog electrical signals from a plurality of photodetectors. In some embodiments, it is possible to determine one or more blood parameters according to (i) a first electrical signal from a... Agent: Marc Van Dyke

20100286498 - Intraocular pressure sensor: An implantable intraocular pressure sensor system has a sealed geometric shape with an internal pressure at a first value. The sealed geometric shape has a first light permitting surface and a second flexible surface. A pair of photocells is located in the sealed geometric shape. A light shield is coupled... Agent: Alcon

20100286499 - Multi-bend steerable mapping catheter: An electrophysiology catheter introduced through the groin and inferior vena cava into the right side of the heart comprises an elongate flexible shaft having a steerable distal section and a prolapsing section located proximally of the distal section. The distal section is inserted into the coronary sinus and a back-steering... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100286502 - Frequency referencing for chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) mri: A water saturation shift referencing (WASSR) technique performed using a magnetic resonance scanner comprises: acquiring a spatial map of Z spectra that encompass the water center frequency using sufficiently low saturation power and sufficiently acquisition short duration selected such that symmetry of the Z spectra is not obscured by magnetization... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100286501 - Method and apparatus for monitoring an object of interest in a medical system: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for monitoring an object of interest (100). According to the invention, a cushion (104) is inflated such that the inflated cushion extends inwards to envelop the object of interest (100), whereupon the pressure exerted on the object of interest (1600) by the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100286503 - Method and control device to operate a magnetic resonance system: In a method of a magnetic resonance system and a method and computer-readable storage medium for the operation thereof to acquire magnetic resonance image data of an examination subject, wherein magnetic resonance system has a number of subsystems and a control device, a number of adjustment measurements to adjust at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100286500 - Method for determining the spatial distribution of magnetic resonance signals through multi-dimensional rf excitation pulses: in an execution step, the nuclear spins are repeatedly excited and their signals are acquired, wherein for each phase encoding step, the calculated RF pulses are applied during passage of the k-space trajectory, such that spatial encoding is performed within the imaging area during excitation of the nuclear spins.... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100286504 - Contrast enhanced mra with highly constrained backprojection reconstruction using phase contrast composite image: Mask projection views are obtained prior to the arrival of a contrast agent during a dynamic contrast enhanced MRA study. After the arrival of the contrast agent, a set of undersampled contrast enhanced projection views are obtained for each of a plurality of time frames. Corresponding mask projection views are... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100286505 - Irradiating coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus using the same: An irradiating coil includes a first ring conductor located on a plane, a second ring conductor having a smaller diameter than a diameter of the first ring conductor and located substantially on the plane of the first ring conductor, a plurality of first line conductors connected the first ring conductor... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100286507 - Determining the position of a needle: An arrangement for determining the position of a needle in an organ system and a method utilizing the arrangement in cosmetic treatment or cosmetic surgery. The arrangement (1) comprises a needle (2) with a distal tip (3), a measurement circuit (4) measuring the bioimpedance of tissues, a detection means (10)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100286506 - Method for determining a position of an instrument within a body cavity: A method for determining the depth, direction, and/or angle of an instrument inserted into a cavity in which a user compares the light output of a light source assembly at a distal end of the instrument with known light outputs for that light source assembly. The instrument may include a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100286508 - Tool for detecting planes of a bone and assigned data processing method: The present application relates to a tool for detecting planes which are defined by anatomical landmarks, comprising a first and a second level abutment area for placing onto a body structure, wherein the first and second abutment areas have a predetermined position relative to each other, and comprising a tool... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100286509 - Methods and apparatus for performing procedures on target locations in the body: A method of performing a medical procedure on target tissue within the body includes immobilizing the target tissue with an immobilization device, positioning an insertion tool (e.g., a needle, a needle and marker wire, a needle gun, etc.) to be inserted into the target tissue on the immobilization device based... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100286511 - Method for displaying image data of a part of a patient's body: The invention relates to a method for displaying image data of a part of a patient's body, in which the part of the patient's body comprising regions which are provided with a radiation-emitting contrast agent is detected in a first step by means of a detection device, wherein during the... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20100286512 - Systems, methods and apparatus for preparation, delivery and monitoring of radiopharmaceuticals: In one aspect, systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which a dispensing station dispenses a large quantity of a radiotracer to one or more positron emission tomography imaging stations. In some aspects a quality control unit verifies the quality of the radiotracer. In some embodiments, components of the system... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100286510 - Use of fluorescent phospholipid ether compounds in biopsies: The invention generally relates to the use of novel fluorescent phospholipid compounds and compositions comprising these compounds in biopsy applications. A preferred compound of the present invention has the following structural formula:... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100286513 - Plunger adapter for coaxial syringe system: A syringe assembly (10), is provided for sequentially injecting multiple medical fluids (16,68). The syringe assembly may include a first syringe (14) having a pushrod (22) coupled to a plunger head (20) disposed in a barrel (18). A front portion of the barrel may include a fitting (32). The syringe... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100286514 - Contrast enhancement between linear and nonlinear scatterers: s

20100286515 - Novel methods and devices for noninvasive measurement of energy absorbers in blood: Various embodiments of the present invention include devices for use in determining the concentration of a tissue energy absorber (e.g., hemoglobin) in an individual's blood. In particular embodiments, the device includes a photometric device (e.g., a pulse oximeter) and an imaging device (e.g., an ultrasound imaging device or other suitable... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100286516 - High pulse repetition frequency for detection of tissue mechanical property with ultrasound: Detection of tissue response is provided with a high pulse repetition frequency. A sequence of separable signals is transmitted in one event. For example, pulses at different frequencies are transmitted as separate waveforms, but in rapid succession. As another example, coded transmit pulses are used. After transmission of the pulses,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100286517 - System and method for image guided prostate cancer needle biopsy: In a method for image guided prostate cancer needle biopsy, a first registration is performed to match a first image of a prostate to a second image of the prostate. Third images of the prostate are acquired and compounded into a three-dimensional (3D) image. The prostate in the compounded 3D... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100286519 - Ultrasound system and method to automatically identify and treat adipose tissue: An ultrasound imaging and therapy system that includes an ultrasound probe and an ultrasound diagnostic module to control the probe to obtain diagnostic ultrasound signals from a region of interest (ROI). The ROI includes adipose tissue and non-adipose tissue. The diagnostic module analyzes the diagnostic ultrasound signals and automatically differentiates... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100286518 - Ultrasound system and method to deliver therapy based on user defined treatment spaces: An ultrasound imaging and therapy system is provided that includes an ultrasound probe and a diagnostic module to control the probe to obtain diagnostic ultrasound signals from a region of interest (ROI) of the patient. The ROI includes adipose tissue and the diagnostic module generates a diagnostic image of the... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100286520 - Ultrasound system and method to determine mechanical properties of a target region: An ultrasound system that is configured to determine whether adipose tissue of a patient received therapy at a treatment location. The system includes an ultrasound probe and a shear-wave-generating module to control the probe to provide a shear-wave beam that is configured to generate a shear wave at a first... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100286521 - Multi-modal medical scanning method and apparatus: A hand held ultrasound scanning apparatus of a type able to perform multiple scan modes and a hand held display and processing unit able to receive and display ultrasound scanline data, having a control for initiation and termination of ultrasound scanning where further operation of the same control causes the... Agent: Kevin Mcnamara Signostics

20100286522 - Ultrasonic technique for assessing wall vibrations in stenosed blood vessels: A real-time signal processing technique for ultrasonic imaging of tissue vibrations for localizing the source of a bruit in a 2D image with respect to the anatomy and/or for obtaining simultaneous information about vibrations and the underlying blood flow. The bruit can be quantitatively assessed using an ensemble of ultrasound... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M. Anderson

20100286523 - Ultrasound diagnostic system and method for displaying doppler spectrum images of multiple sample volumes: The embodiment of the present invention provides an ultrasound diagnostic system, including: an ultrasound diagnosis unit for transmitting ultrasound signals to a target object and receiving ultrasound echo signals to acquire B-mode image signals and Doppler spectrum image signals; a processor for forming at least one B-mode image based on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100286524 - System and method for organizing, recording and displaying images in ultrasound imaging systems: An ultrasound imaging system includes a video processor receiving coherent echo signals from a beamformer. The video processor converts the coherent echo signals to image data, which are applied to a streaming digital video processor. The system also includes an ECG monitor and processor that obtains an ECG signal and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100286526 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus and ultrasonic image processing method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is disclosed. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprises an image data acquisition unit which transmits and receives an ultrasonic wave on a plurality of cross sections by selected one of ultrasonic scanning while swinging a one-dimensional array probe and ultrasonic scanning using a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100286525 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus of the present invention has: an image generator configured to execute transmission/reception of ultrasound waves to chronologically generate ultrasound image data of plural frames; a multiresolution decomposition part configured to hierarchically perform multiresolution decomposition on the ultrasound image data to acquire first-order to nth-order (n represents... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100286527 - Ultrasound system with multi-head wireless probe: An ultrasound system and method is described in which a probe is used in conjunction with a main unit. The probe contains at least two different transducer or transducer array types to provide an operator with a selection of transducer types for use without having to change to a different... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100286528 - Ultrasound detectable interventional medical device: An interventional medical device for use with a motion-sensitive ultrasonic imaging system comprising a flexible elongated member for insertion into soft tissue, a two-axis, flexing mechanism coupled to the flexible elongated member and a mechanism for controlled electrical excitation of the flexible elongated member. Each of the axial flexing mechanisms,... Agent: The Jackson Patent Group

20100286529 - Near infra red fluorescence imaging for visualization of blood vessels during endoscopic harvest: Endoscopic identification and dissection of a blood vessel in tissue during endoscopic harvest can be enhanced by injecting a bolus of ICG into the bloodstream, illuminating the target vessels with excitation light capable of exciting fluorescence in the ICG, and locating the vessel to be harvested by observing the ICG... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100286530 - Photodynamic-based tissue sensing device and method: A system and method for diagnosis or treatment of tissue is provided. One or more optic fibers are disposed within a deformable, tubular body. An electronic control unit activates an electromagnetic radiation source to direct a first set of electromagnetic radiation through a first optic fiber to the tissue. The... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100286531 - Systems and methods for analysis and treatment of a body lumen: A system for analyzing a body lumen including a flexible conduit that is elongated along a longitudinal axis, the flexible conduit having a proximal end and a distal end; at least one delivery waveguide and at least one collection waveguide extending along the flexible conduit, a transmission output of the... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100286532 - Wearable apparatus for measuring heart-related parameters and deriving human status parameters from sensed physiological and contextual parameters: A monitor device and associated methodology are disclosed which provide a self contained, relatively small and continuously wearable package for the monitoring of heart related parameters, including ECG. The detection of heart related parameters is predicated on the location of inequipotential signals located within regions of the human body conventionally... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates

20100286533 - Biosignal-detecting apparatus and method thereof: A method of detecting a biosignal includes; measuring a biosignal from a user; band pass filtering the biosignal to each of a first frequency band and/or a second frequency band, and detecting a first frequency band signal and/or a second frequency band signal; calculating a PSD of the first frequency... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100286534 - Methods and systems for assessing metabolic transition points: The invention relates to methods and systems for determining one or more metabolic transition points in a subject during a work task. The methods and systems comprise determining the respiration rate (RR) and heart rate (HR) in the subject that is undergoing a work task and calculating the ratio of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100286535 - Medical device for detecting pulmonary artery pressure: In a medical device and method to monitor pulmonary artery pressure of a patient, a first parameter related to the right ventricular straight volume of the patient's is detected, and a second parameter related to the right ventricular ejection rate of the patient's heart, or related to the workload of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100286537 - System for determining the blood flow in a coronary artery: The invention relates to a method and a system for determining the blood flow in an individual coronary artery of a patient, wherein the method comprises the steps of positioning a temperature sensor mounted at a distal portion of a guide wire at a distal position in the coronary artery,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100286536 - Transceiver unit in a measurement system: A measurement system, comprises a sensor wire and a transceiver unit. The sensor wire comprises an insertable portion configured to be inserted in a blood vessel of a patient's body and a sensor disposed within the insertable portion at a distal end of the sensor wire. The sensor is configured... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100286538 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a sensing unit including a plurality of sensors sensing sphygmus waves at a measurement site, a selection unit selecting one sensor of the plurality of sensors based on the sphygmus waves sensed by the plurality of sensors, and a blood pressure estimation unit estimating... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100286539 - Blood pressure measurement device for performing process taking change of measurement environment into consideration: A blood pressure measurement device includes a measurement fluid bag, a sensor for measuring a change in internal pressure of the measurement fluid bag, a blood pressure measurement unit for calculating a blood pressure value based on the change in internal pressure of the measurement fluid bag obtained by the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100286540 - Implantable p-wave dispersion detector: b

20100286541 - Detecting electrical conduction abnormalities in a heart: Techniques are described for detecting conduction abnormalities in a heart of a patient. In particular, an IMD may be configured to obtain electrical signals corresponding to cardiac activity of the heart of the patient and periodically analyze a most recent electrical signal of the obtained electrical signals to detect an... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100286542 - Heart electrophysiological signal analysis system: A system automatically detects and measures ST deviation of a heart wave ECG signal in the presence of noise and accommodates baseline variation of the signal and other artefacts. A system identifies a particular point in an electrophysiological signal representing heart electrical activity using an interface for receiving an electrical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100286543 - Automated cardiac status determination system: A system fits a curve to a filtered ECG signal, processes the fitted curve (e.g., by applying transforms such as a KL Transform) and derives parameters for use in classifying heart cycle signal portions (such as an ST segment portion) into particular heart cycle signal portion categories associated with particular... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100286544 - Methods and devices for assessment of pneumostoma function: A pneumostoma assessment and treatment system includes methods and devices for aftercare of a pneumostoma. In particular, methods and devices are provided for standardized monitoring and assessment of pneumostoma patency thereby facilitating the establishment of standards-based protocols for pneumostoma management. Methods of standardized pneumostoma patency assessment includes the use of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100286545 - Accelerometer based health sensing: Health-sensing and health-action devices and systems are generally described. The health-sensing device may include one or more of a sensor, a filter, and a transmitter. The sensor may be configured to sense one or more factors relating to an indicator of a health related condition or occurrence such as sleep... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100286547 - Breathing detection device and method for detecting asynchronous or arrested breathing: The present invention in one aspect is a breathing detection device with a signal source and receiver. A card between the source and receiver alternates between a first state of signal reception and a second state of signal interference, on card movement. A cord moves the card in one direction... Agent: Andrew W. Chu, PC

20100286546 - Garment for detecting respiratory movement: A garment for detecting respiratory movement of a living being, wherein the garment can be pulled over the thorax of the living being, including an electric conductor integrable at the height of the thorax of the living being into the garment, which is attached to the garment in order to... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100286548 - System and methods for the measurement of lung volumes: A method for determining a pulmonary volume change includes: receiving a respiration event from a subject in an airflow chamber; interrupting the respiration event by an occlusion of the airflow chamber initiated at a first time instant and terminated at a second time instant subsequent to the first time instant;... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100286549 - System and method for assessing efficacy of therapeutic agents: A method for assessing an effect of a therapeutic agent, comprises the steps of detecting brain electrical activity of a subject to generate a first set of brain wave data and extracting from the first set of brain wave data first data features sensitive to a neurological disorder in combination... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100286550 - Impedance based anatomy generation: Methods and systems for the determination and representation of anatomy anatomical information are disclosed herein.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100286551 - Impedance based anatomy generation: Methods and systems for the determination and representation of anatomy anatomical information are disclosed herein.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100286552 - Wiping implement particularly useful for determining whether a woman is in a niddah status: A wiping device for wiping the surface of a cavity, comprising an implement having a distal end dimensioned and configured with a rounded tip to facilitate insertion of the device into the cavity, the implement also having a proximal end configured for manually grasping the implement and for inserting the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100286553 - Devices and methods for screening of vagal nerve stimulation: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for screening vagus nerve stimulation to determine the potential efficacy of permanent stimulation systems. In one aspect, the system includes temporary electrode assemblies adapted for temporary placement on or in the body adjacent the vagus nerve. In another aspect, a method is provided... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100286554 - Neurologic monitoring system and method: A method, system, and products that allow for accurate localization, virtual depiction, and testing of nerve(s) or neural structures that course through or around a proposed surgical site are described. The method and system employs a variety of types of neurodiagnostic tests that incorporate sensory, motor, and mixed nerve conduction... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100286555 - Methods and apparatus for modulus measurement: Methods and system/apparatus as can be used to determine a material mechanical modulus on length scales as can be of biological cell dimension.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20100286556 - ear tag for marking an animal and for sampling tissue from said animal: The present invention relates to an ear tag (1) for marking an animal and for sampling tissue from said animal.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100286558 - Fluid collection/injection device having quick release/removable double-ended needle and safety system: Fluid collection/injection device includes a body having a front end, a back end, and a main hollow section arranged between the front and back ends. A needle hub securing section is arranged on the front end and is structured and arranged to receive therein a needle member. The needle hub... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100286557 - Percutaneous biological fluid sampling and pre shaking devices and methods: Provided is a device for sampling and pretreating biological fluid. It comprises: a piercing unit having at a lower portion a capillary tip which is to be inserted into skin to a predetermined depth to take biological fluid therethrough; a dropper, connected to an upper portion of the piercing unit,... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100286559 - Diagnostic methods and systems based on urine analysis: A diagnostic method and apparatus for detecting at least one change in a urinary parameter indicative of a body malfunction, the method comprising at least semi-continuously monitoring in real time at least one of a sodium level, an oxygen level, a potassium level, and combinations thereof in the urine of... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20100286563 - Integrated meter for analyzing biological samples: Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefore are provided. The devices integrate various functions of analyte monitoring, e.g., sample acquisition and testing.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100286560 - Method and apparatus for a fluid sampling device: Methods and apparatus are provided for manufacturing an analyte detecting device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a housing; a penetrating member driver; a cartridge containing a plurality of penetrating members; a display on the cartridge; a linear slider on the housing, the slider coupled to a rod; and the... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100286562 - Sensor for blood component analysis: A sensor for blood component analysis, which allows even a trace amount of blood to be led to an analysis portion reliably. The sensor for blood component analysis includes a substrate, a spacer, and a cover. The cover is disposed on the substrate with the spacer intervening between the cover... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100286561 - Test strip device and method for analyzing a body fluid: The invention concerns a test tape device for analyzing a body fluid having a carrier tape (36), a plurality of lancing elements (12) arranged on the carrier tape (36) which are provided with a tip (40) that can puncture a body part and a collecting structure (44) that takes up... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100286564 - Test media cassette for bodily fluid testing device: A bodily fluid sampling device includes a piercing device and a sensor enclosed in a housing. A cassette, which contains test media, is positioned proximal to the sensor so that the sensor is able to analyze a bodily fluid sample collected on the test media. The cassette includes a supply... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100286565 - Guidewires twist releasing device: To provide a means capable easily releasing twist of two or more guidewires passed through a guiding catheter without pulling out the guidewires. A twist releasing apparatus has a shaft, a first tube formed at the tip of the shaft and has a first lumen through which two or more... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100286566 - Medical device having segmented construction: A medical device having a segmented construction. In at least some embodiments, a medical device including a plurality of conductive elongated members that are of such a length and are connected together in such a manner to impart a degree of MRI compatibility to the device. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100286567 - Elderly fall detection: Health-sensing and health-action devices and systems are generally described. The health-sensing device may include one or more of a sensor, a filter, and a transmitter. The sensor may be configured to sense when a user is likely to have fallen down and may include a sensor in the form of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100286569 - Massage apparatus: A massage apparatus includes: a supporting body 1 that supports a body of a massage recipient on his front side and a massage mechanism 2 that causes a massage head 28 which is disposed behind the supporting body 1 to massage a back of the body of the massage recipient.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100286568 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for recording anatomic orientation and position: Systems, methods and apparatuses for recording anatomic orientation and position.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100286570 - Weight distribution determination apparatus: An apparatus (10) for determining the weight distribution between front and rear portions of a foot (24) of an individual standing on a surface (26). The apparatus (10) comprises a compressible elongate body member (11) which has an outer resilient housing (12) and at least one inner chamber (14). The... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100286572 - Device and method for predicting a loss of control over a muscle: A device for predicting a loss of control over a muscle of a human being has a detector for detecting a sound of the muscle, an acquirer for acquiring an acceleration of the human being and an evaluator for evaluating the sound and the acceleration to determine an imminent loss... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100286571 - System and method for providing body sway feedback to a body of a subject: The present invention relates to a system (10) and to a method for providing body sway feedback to a body of a subject. The system (10) comprises (a) at least one body sway sensor means (12) adapted to be attached the body and adapted for providing body sway signals indicative... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

  
11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100280302 - Container for vial of radiopharmaceutical and set for its infusion in a patient or for its transfer elsewhere: A container for a vial of radiopharmaceutical, made of polymethyl methacrylate consists of a receptacle, with a cavity capable of containing the vial of radiopharmaceutical, and of a lid screwed onto the receptacle for closing the container, said lid presenting a central through-hole. A set, in combination with this container... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100280303 - Devices and methods for treating magnetic poisoning and/or magnetically induced rouleaux: A medical device including a Rouleaux degausser that directs a degaussing magnetic field to a patient's blood flow. The degaussing magnetic field reduces magnetically-induced Rouleaux and/or Red Blood Cell aggregation. The device also has a power source for supplying power to the Rouleaux degausser.... Agent: Dan L. Dietz

20100280304 - Magnetic gastric reduction device: A magnetic gastric reduction device includes magnetic elements adapted to couple to a stomach and a sensor adapted to detect stomach properties. The device also includes a control device operably coupled to the magnetic elements. The control device is adapted to operably communicate with the sensor and is configured to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100280305 - Blood pump and pump unit: Provided are a magnetic coupling as an axial bearing including a driven magnet (11B3) that is a permanent magnet provided to a rotating body (11) inside a casing (12) and a drive magnet (23A) that is a permanent magnet placed face to face with the driven magnet in a radial... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100280306 - Methods, devices and systems for counterpulsation of blood flow to and from the circulatory system: Counterpulsation methods and systems for assisting the heart of a patient involve, for example, coordinating the operation of a pulsatile pump to suction blood from an artery through a first conduit while the heart is in systole and expel the blood into the first conduit and the artery while the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100280307 - Using a genetic algorithm in mixed mode device: Apparatus and method for at least partially fitting a medical implant system to a recipient is described. The medical implant system is configured to provide electrical stimulation and at least one other mode of stimulation to the recipient. These apparatuses and methods comprise executing a genetic algorithm to select a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100280308 - Apparatus and method for treating female urinary incontinence: The present invention provides a surgical implant and method for supporting the urethra, the implant comprising a suburethral support suspended between two soft tissue anchors that do not penetrate the lower abdominal wall and are attached at either side of the suburethral support. The soft tissue anchors retain each anchor... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100280309 - Endoscopic mesh delivery system with integral mesh stabilizer and vaginal probe: A mesh delivery system (2) for sacral colpopexy procedures is disclosed. The system (2) uses a mesh stabilizer (30), an endoscopic introducer (2) that carries the mesh stabilizer (30) into the abdomen, and a vaginal probe (10) (inserted through the vagina) with a head that interfaces with the mesh stabilizer... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig

20100280310 - Laparoscopic gastric band with active agents: A gastric banding system is provided which generally includes a gastric band and an active agent, for example, a metabolic agent or satiety inducing agent. The band may be structured to contain the agent and permit controlled release of the agent to the patient while the band is positioned around... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100280311 - Adaptor for an endoscope: An adaptor and a kit including an adaptor are provided. The adaptor is configured to connect an elongate medical device to an endoscope. The adaptor includes a first portion having a distal end sized and shaped to connect to an endoscope. The first portion includes a first opening defined therethrough.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100280312 - Self-contained medical applicators for surgical sealants, and methods of use thereof: Aspects of the invention relate to an applicator, and methods of use thereof, which can house multiple component formulations in separate material receptacles, which components can then be easily combined at the time of use without assembly by the user. In certain embodiments, a device of the invention can be... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100280313 - Systems and methods for endoscopic inversion and removal of diverticula: Systems and methods are disclosed for the inversion of gastro intestinal diverticula and repair of associated intestinal wall tissue by means of endoscopy through a natural orifice such as the mouth or anus without making incisions in the abdominal wall or opening the peritoneal cavity.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100280314 - Urological resectoscope comprising holes: A resectoscope comprising a shaft that has an external tube and an internal tube. A lens system which has an angular field of view and can be rotated relative to the external tube along with the internal tube is disposed inside the internal tube. The distal end region of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100280316 - Catheter: An improved catheter is provided. The catheter may include a deflectable member located at a distal end of a catheter body. The deflectable member may comprise an ultrasound transducer array. The deflectable member may be interconnected to the catheter body by a live hinge. The catheter may include a lumen... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100280317 - Ocular implant delivery systems and methods: Described herein are delivery devices and methods of using the devices for delivering an ocular implant into a suprachoroidal space without use of a goniolens. The delivery device includes a handle including a channel extending from a proximal end of the handle to a distal end of the handle, an... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100280315 - Optical coherence tomography systems and methods: In general, in one aspect, the invention features a method that includes using an optical coherence tomography system to acquire a plurality of frames of a sample where each frame includes optical information about the composition of the sample through a section of the sample. The method further includes averaging... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100280318 - Colonoscope guide and method of use for improved colonoscopy: A guide and method for tilting a colonoscope in the rectum leftward toward the descending colon to advance the colonoscope through the colon during colonoscopy. The guide comprises a rigid elongated body member and a handle attached to or integral with the body member. The body member has an insertion... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20100280319 - Elastomer molding for endoscope: The invention provides a flexible tube for an endoscope, which is excellent in elasticity (impact resilience), has suitable flexibility and also has chemical resistance. Disclosed is a flexible tube for an endoscope including a flexible-tube material covered thereon with a jacket, wherein the jacket contains two or more thermoplastic polyester... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100280320 - Flexible and steerable elongate instruments with shape control and support elements: An instrument having a flexible and elongated body includes at least a lumen and a flex member disposed within the lumen. The flex member may be capable of providing steering control to a first portion of the elongate body while providing load bearing support to a second portion of the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100280321 - Self-interfering tomography system: Light is collected from a sample that is to be imaged, such as tissue or the like, and made to undergo self-interference, e.g., on a detector. An imaging system may include a low coherence light source arranged for illuminating the sample, and an interferometer arranged to receive the light collected... Agent: Mark D. Modell

20100280322 - Illumination device for use in endoscope: An illumination device for use in an endoscope includes a light source, an optical fiber and a wavelength conversion member. The optical fiber guides light to a tip end of an endoscope insertion portion of the endoscope. The wavelength conversion member is provided at an emission end of the optical... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100280323 - Ceramic fiber optic taper housing for medical devices: A system for transmitting the light required for a medical device is disclosed generally comprising an endoscope body, a light guide for transmitting light from a light source to the instrument body, where the light guide includes a bundle of optical fibers having a tapered portion, and a ceramic housing... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100280324 - Organ manipulator having suction member supported with freedom to move relative to its support: An organ manipulator including at least one suction member or adhesive disk mounted to a joint providing freedom of movement of the at least one suction member or adhesive disk relative to its support. A method for retracting and maintaining an organ in a retracted position using suction (or adhesive... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20100280325 - Retractors and surgical systems including the same: Retractors and surgical systems that include retractors are disclosed.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100280326 - Surgical devices for internal access through tissue: Methods and devices are provided for providing access through tissue to a surgical site. In one embodiment, a surgical access device can be configured to move between a first, expanded configuration, and a second, compressed configuration. As the device moves from the first configuration to the second configuration, a longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100280327 - Methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing access through tissue to a surgical site. In one embodiment, a surgical access device can be configured to move between a first, expanded configuration, and a second, compressed configuration. As the device moves from the first configuration to the second configuration, a longitudinal... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100280328 - Methods and systems for illumination during phlebectomy procedures: A method comprising (a) illuminating a blood vessel in a relatively low-light surgical field by inserting a subcutaneous light source into tissue near the blood vessel and to a first location in the tissue underlying the blood vessel, and causing emission of light from the subcutaneous light source while the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group L.p. C/o I.p Legal Department Mark Kertz Esq.

20100280329 - Estimating a nutritional parameter for assisting insulin administration: A device for estimating a nutritional parameter of a meal consumed by an individual is disclosed. The apparatus comprises processing means adapted to obtain input values of at least a physiological parameter of the user measured prior to and after intake of a meal by the user, and of at... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100280330 - Transceiver unit in a measurement system: A measurement system may comprise a sensor wire and a transceiver unit. The sensor wire may comprise an insertable portion configured to be inserted in a blood vessel of a patient's body and a sensor disposed within the insertable portion at a distal end of the sensor wire. The sensor... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100280336 - Anxiety disorder monitoring: An anxiety episode may be identified as being an anxiety event that is attributable to an anxiety disorder of a patient based on the patient activity associated with the anxiety episode. The patient activity may include, for example, patient motion, patient posture or voice activity. Detection of the activity component... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280339 - Automatic wireless pan/lan switching: A communication system is used by a portable patient monitoring device for connecting to other devices, including a docking station, via one or more networks. The communications system includes an adaptive communication interface which, when the patient monitoring device is docked, establishes communication with a first network, and receives from... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100280338 - Ear-worn biofeedback device: An ear-worn biofeedback device is provided including an ear-worn structure for mounting on at least an ear of the user, at least a housing attached to the ear-worn structure, at least a sensor/electrode, for acquiring biosignals, and a circuit system accommodated in the housing. The circuit system includes an analog/digital... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20100280333 - Medical vital sign indication tool, system and method: A vital sign evaluation tool (100, 200, 300) for evaluating a measure of severity of illness associated with a patient is provided, where the tool comprises a displayed grid (102) divided into a plurality of coded regions (104 to 106, 206, 306) each assigned to a vital sign associated with... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100280331 - Method and apparatus for non-invasively estimating body core temperature: Non-invasive methods and devices are disclosed to derive estimates of body Core Temperature from external sensors that provide electrocardiograph (ECG) data, and Mean Skin Temperature data. The ECG and Mean Skin Temperature are input to a model that provides estimates of Core Temperature temperature. The model is derived regressively from... Agent: Department Of The Navy (naval Air Warfare Center -aircraft Division)

20100280332 - Methods and systems for monitoring bioactive agent use: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of a bioactive agent use by an individual and/or assigning an artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one side effect of the bioactive agent on the individual.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100280335 - Patient state detection based on supervised machine learning based algorithm: A patient state is detected with at least one classification boundary generated by a supervised machine learning technique, such as a support vector machine. In some examples, the patient state detection is used to at least one of control the delivery of therapy to a patient, to generate a patient... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280334 - Patient state detection based on support vector machine based algorithm: A patient state is detected with at least one classification boundary generated by a supervised machine learning technique, such as a support vector machine. In some examples, the patient state detection is used to at least one of control the delivery of therapy to a patient, to generate a patient... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280337 - Simultaneous ambulatory pulse oximetry and ph monitoring for the diagnosis of gerd-related respiratory disease: Respiratory diseases related to gastroesophageal reflux disease in a patient are diagnosed by detecting esophageal or pharyngeal impedance and pH in the patient, detecting oxygen saturation in the patient, and diagnosing the respiratory diseases from the esophageal or pharyngeal impedance, the pH, and the oxygen saturation.... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100280340 - Medical system and method of switching antenna: A medical system includes a capsule type medical apparatus introduced into a subject and having an antenna having directionality and a communication unit which executes a communication through the antenna, an external antenna, which is disposed outside of the subject and has an antenna having directionality and an antenna disposed... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100280341 - 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

20100280342 - Multiple wavelength physiological measuring apparatus, sensor and interface unit for determination of blood parameters: A measuring apparatus, a physiological sensor, and an interface unit for determining blood parameters of a subject are disclosed. The sensor comprises an emitter unit comprising a first plurality of emitter elements configured to emit radiation at a second plurality of wavelengths and a detector unit configured to receive radiation... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100280343 - Multiple wavelength physiological measuring apparatus, sensor and interface unit for determination of blood parameters: A measuring apparatus, a physiological sensor, and an interface unit for determining blood parameters of a subject are disclosed. The sensor comprises an emitter unit comprising a first plurality of emitter elements configured to emit radiation at a second plurality of wavelengths and a detector unit configured to receive radiation... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100280344 - Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same: A sensor may be adapted to reduce motion artifacts by damping the effects of outside forces and sensor motion. A sensor is provided with a motion damping structure adapted to reduce the effect of motion of a sensor emitter and/or detector. Further, a method of damping outside forces and sensor... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100280345 - 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

20100280346 - 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

20100280347 - Biosensors and methods for making and using them: Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having optimized permselective membranes and methods for making and using such sensors. Embodiments of the invention also provide analyte sensors such as those having porous matrices coated with an analyte sensing composition and methods for making and using such sensors. Illustrative embodiments include... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100280348 - Method and implantable system for blood-glucose concentration monitoring using parallel methodologies: In an implantable medical device for monitoring glucose concentration in the blood, a blood-glucose concentration analysis is performed using correlations of blood-glucose concentration with measures of metabolic oxygen consumption including oxymetric, and/or temperature. Analysis of electrocardiographic data is used in a parallel method to detect and/or confirm the onset and/or... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100280349 - Intraocular pressure sensor: An implantable intraocular pressure sensor system has a sealed geometric shape with an internal pressure at a first value. A strain gauge wire is embedded in a surface of the sealed geometric shape. When the surface is deflected by intraocular pressure, a measured resistance of the strain gauge wire indicates... Agent: Alcon

20100280351 - Apparatus and method for assessing rotational bone kinematics: Apparatus and method are disclosed for assessing rotational bone kinematics. Instantaneous center of rotation (ICR) of a bone segment is derived from a digitalized image of a bone and it is compared with the normal distribution of an ICR to determine rotational bone kinematics. The apparatus and method may be... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100280350 - Chinese medicine tele-diagnostics and triage system: The present invention is tele-diagnostics and patient triage method and system for the practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that acquire patient health condition info through 4 diagnostics process, provide pathogenesis analysis (disease cause, progression, projection), and treatment and prescription options remotely. This method and system established medical business modules... Agent: Xinyu Zhang

20100280352 - Method and system for multi-component heart and aorta modeling for decision support in cardiac disease: A method and system for generating a patient specific anatomical heart model is disclosed. Volumetric image data, such as computed tomography (CT), echocardiography, or magnetic resonance (MR) image data of a patient's cardiac region is received. Individual models for multiple heart components, such as the left ventricle (LV) endocardium, LV... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100280353 - Method and apparatus to estimate location and orientation of objects during magnetic resonance imaging: Tracking based on the gradient fields of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners based on passive operation of the tracking system without any change of the scanner's hardware or mode of operation. To achieve better tracking performance, a technique to create a custom MRI pulse sequence is disclosed. Through this technique... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100280354 - Guided puncturing needle and puncturing guiding method: A guide puncturing needle which is integratively used with a scanning and detecting device, such as CT, MRI or the like, and provides puncturing, biopsy, injection, implanting, and the physical diagnose and therapy, such as RF, microwave, freezing, laser and the like, and a puncturing guide method for applying the... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100280355 - System and method to characterize cardiac function: Systems and methods can quantify cardiac function. In one embodiment, a method (10) for quantifying cardiac function for a patient's heart includes determining (12) an end-systolic strain for each of a plurality of myocardial segments at end systole and determining (14) a peak strain in each of the plurality of... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100280356 - Therapy system with temperature control: A therapy system comprises a therapy module to direct a therapeutic action to a target along successive trajectories in a target region that includes the target. A thermometry module is provided to measure temperature a measurement field and in particular to compute a thermal dose. A control module to controls... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100280357 - Magnetic resonance angiography with flow-compensated and flow-sensitive imaging: In a magnetic resonance angiography method with flow-compensated and flow-sensitive imaging and a magnetic resonance apparatus for implementing such a method, a first MR data set of the examination region is acquired with an imaging sequence in which vessels in the examination region are shown with high signal intensity, a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100280358 - Single breath-hold system and method for detection and assessment of multi-organ physiologic, morphologic and structural changes: In a single breath-hold the physiologic, morphologic and structural changes in multiple organs are detected and assessed. The main steps process include: polarizing the Xe-129 gas; inhalation or introduction of a certain pre-calculated amount of the gas and start of the breath-hold; acquisition of multiple spatially oriented spectrums, localized in... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100280359 - Mri guidewire: A guidewire (100) for use with interventional magnetic resonance imaging has a guidewire body (102) having a distal end and a proximal end and reserving a space therein, a dipole antenna (108) disposed in the space reserved within the guidewire body, the dipole antenna being adapted to be electrically connected... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP (ott-nih)

20100280361 - Apparatus and method for cryogenically cooling a coil on a magnetic resonance imaging system: A magnetic resonance imaging system includes a primary magnet and a secondary magnet operable to produce magnetic fields within a sample being imaged. The MRI system further includes at least one RF coil that is operable to receive electromagnetic frequencies from the sample. The RF coil is formed from tubing... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100280360 - Two-part local shoulder coil, and magnetic resonance tomography apparatus and method employing same: Improved patient comfort is provided by a local coil arrangement designed to support the production of an MRT image of a shoulder, wherein the housing of the local coil arrangement is composed of two separable parts.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100280363 - Electromagnetic navigation of medical instruments for cardiothoracic surgery: The present invention provides devices, instruments, systems, and methods to navigate medical instruments within the thoracic cavity. More specifically, the present invention provides a navigation system comprising medical instruments having electromagnetic tracking functionality and the integration of previously acquired imaging into a user interface of the navigation system.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100280365 - Guidance method based on 3d-2d pose estimation and 3d-ct registration with application to live bronchoscopy: A method provides guidance to the physician during a live bronchoscopy or other endoscopic procedures. The 3D motion of the bronchoscope is estimated using a fast coarse tracking step followed by a fine registration step. The tracking is based on finding a set of corresponding feature points across a plurality... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100280364 - Near real-time viewer for pet-guided tissue interventions: An apparatus and a computational method are provided for localizing a positron-emitting source during an intervention using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The apparatus is designed to accelerate the image acquisition and reconstruction process such that the resulting image presentation can be used to quickly reposition an interventional device in... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100280362 - Time of flight based tracheal tube placement system and method: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The distance information may provide an indication as to whether or not the tracheal tube is properly placed within the trachea. The... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100280366 - Continuous field tomography systems and methods of using the same: Continuous field tomography systems are provided. Aspects of systems include a data aggregating module configured to receive both continuous field tomography data and non-continuous field physiological data and produce an aggregated data product from these disparate types of data. Also provided are methods of using systems of the invention in... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100280367 - System and method for fiducial deployment: Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system and method for use thereof. A fiducial may include one or more protuberances configured to engage one or more slots in a needle of the system. The needle may be configured to deliver a plurality of fiducials to a target location in serial fashion,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100280368 - Trocar tube, trocar, obturator and/or rectoscope for the transluminal endoscopic surgery via natural body orifices: A trocar tube, trocar, obturator, rectoscope is suitable for transluminal endoscopic surgery via natural body cavities. A trocar tube (2) has a distal section (22) for positioning at least in the region of or outside the body cavity, and a proximal section (21) for positioning within the human or animal,... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100280369 - Push to install syringe mount for powered injector systems: Disclosed embodiments provide for a syringe mount of a power injector. The syringe mount may include a plurality of syringe retainer components that translate (e.g., move linearly without rotation) toward and away from a longitudinal axis of the injector drive ram. These retainer components may be biased (e.g., via a... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100280370 - Syringe plunger: A syringe plunger is manufactured by injecting polypropylene with filler into a mold for forming the hard core of the plunger, and immediately thereafter co-injecting a thermoplastic elastomer into a cover mold positioned at the forward end of the plunger mold cavity to thereby form a soft exterior cover over... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20100280371 - Non-invasive device and method for locating a structure such as a nerve: Non-invasive device for locating a structure (N2), such as a nerve, in a region of a body having an external surface (Se), the device comprising: a focused ultrasonic transducer (1), advantageously of the HIFU type, designed to produce an ultrasound beam (Fu) through the external surface (Se) in the region,... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100280372 - Observation device and method: An observation device and method for observing a plurality of physiological and/or anatomical parameters is disclosed. The exemplary embodiment of the observation device is portable and handheld so that it may be used in an emergency situation and is field-deployable. The exemplary embodiment includes an image collector for observing, measuring,... Agent: Pieter Poolman

20100280374 - Direct visualization robotic intra-operative radiation therapy applicator device: This invention proposes a robotic applicator device to be deployed internally to a patient having a capsule (also referred to as a cassette) and aperture with a means of alternately occluding and exposing a radioactive source through the aperture. The capsule and aperture will be integrated with a surgical robot... Agent: Brooke Schumm Iii Daneker, Mcintire, Schumm, Prince, Goldstein Et Al

20100280373 - Feedback in medical ultrasound imaging for high intensity focused ultrasound: Feedback of position is provided for high intensity focused ultrasound. The location of a beam from a HIFU transducer is determined using ultrasound imaging. The ultrasound imaging detects tissue displacement caused by a beam transmitted from the HIFU transducer. The displacement or information derived from the displacement may be used... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100280375 - Breast ultrasound examination including scanning through chestwardly compressing membrane and processing and displaying acquired ultrasound image information: Navigation among breast ultrasound volumes derived from different volumetric ultrasonic scans of a same breast is described. On a display of a breast ultrasound workstation, a first image derived from a first ultrasonic volume is displayed. A user election of a source region of interest (ROI) in the first image... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100280377 - System and method for medical imaging with robust mode switching via serial channel: In one embodiment of the invention, there is an ultrasound processing system that communicates images over a single asynchronous serial channel according to a scheme that does not require an isochronous serial channel and that switches among ultrasound imaging modes robustly. For example, the system is configured to packetize ultrasound... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100280376 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An echo signal reflected from a microbubble contrast agent is discriminated from an echo signal generated upon reflection of a nonlinearly propagated transmission pulse from the body tissues without degradation of the axial resolution, by performing transmission/reception twice or less which would hardly decrease the imaging speed. By detecting a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100280378 - Ultrasonographic device and method for improving ultrasonographic device image quality: It is possible to improve an image quality of an ultrasonographic device and improve visibility of a tissue structure and a lesion. According to a noise amount estimated for each of at least two resolution levels and reliability of the noise amount estimation, a corrected noise amount is calculated. An... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100280382 - Bone fracture detection: Apparatus for detecting a fracture in a bone, the apparatus comprising: an electric field generator, configured to generate an electric field in proximity of the bone, at a predefined frequency range, the generated electric field being substantially parallel to longitudinal axis of the bone; an electric field measurer, associated with... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100280381 - System and method for accelerated focused ultrasound imaging: A system and method for performing accelerated ultrasound imaging provides significant increases in image acquisition speed using substantially simultaneous transmission of a plurality of ultrasound beams into an object being imaged. The resulting acquired echo signal contributions resulting from the reflection of the simultaneously transmitted beams off different features of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100280379 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus in which an image generation time can be reduced and a frame rate can be improved even in a color mode in which a two-dimensional color Doppler image obtained due to Doppler effect is combined with a B-mode image. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100280380 - Ultrasound system and method for ultrasound data: An ultrasound system and method for forming ultrasound data corresponding to a receive scan line independent of a synthetic aperture. The ultrasound system includes the ultrasound data forming unit configured to: form scan line data corresponding to each of the receive scan lines by using data provided from the receive... Agent: Jones Day

20100280384 - Clutter signal filtering using eigenvectors in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for setting eigenvectors for clutter signal filtering from Doppler signals in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system includes: a Doppler signal acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to acquire first Doppler signals; and a processing... Agent: Jones Day

20100280383 - Color doppler mode image processing in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for processing a color Doppler mode image in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system includes: a Doppler signal acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to acquire first Doppler signals; and a processing unit configured to... Agent: Jones Day

20100280385 - Doppler based flow measurements: A new approach to processing and displaying received Doppler signals is disclosed. This approach starts with a set of N power spectra corresponding to each of N times. Those power spectra are then used to create of set of pixels for display with respect to an X axis and a... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100280386 - Ultrasound system and method for adaptively performing clutter filtering: Embodiments of adaptively performing clutter filtering are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to thereby output a plurality of ultrasound data for obtaining a color... Agent: Jones Day

20100280387 - Active delay line for continuous wave ultrasound system: A delay line circuit is provided for aggregating a plurality of CW ultrasound echo signals. The circuit comprises a plurality of series coupled active component delay stages each having a respective tap input configured to receive a respective CW ultrasound echo signal of the plurality of ultrasound echo signals and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100280388 - Cmut packaging for ultrasound system: Ultrasonic scanners and methods of manufacturing ultra-sonic scanners. One embodiment of a method includes integrating a flexible electronic device (e.g. an IC) and a flexible ultrasonic transducer (e.g. a portion of a circular CMUT array) with a flexible member. The IC, the transducer, and the flexible member can form a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100280389 - Connector for securing ultrasound catheter to transducer: An ultrasound system has an ultrasound transducer having a transducer housing and a horn provided at the distal end of the transducer housing, an ultrasound transmission member, a sonic connector that is connected to the horn and the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member, and a catheter knob having... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Flowcardia, Inc.

20100280390 - Catheter for three-dimensional intracardiac echocardiography and system including the same: A catheter apparatus (100, 2000, 3000, 4000, 540) includes an elongated body (110) having proximal (112) and distal (114) ends, an acoustic transducer (130, 2300, 5 3300, 4300, 544), disposed proximate the distal end (114) of the elongated body (110), and a variably-refracting acoustic lens (140, 2200, 3200, 4200, 542)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100280391 - Device and method for remote monitoring: An electronic device and a method for remote monitoring a subject calibrates a permitted activity range of the electronic device and establishes an activity range of the subject. The electronic device captures a thermal image to calculate a current location of the subject, and determines whether the current location of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100280392 - Method and apparatus for periodontal diagnosis: A technique for obtaining information regarding a state of periodontal tissue involves deriving a substantially whole curve measure of similarity of an observed bandshape of an isolated spectral component attributed to water within the infrared region. Subtle variations in the bandshape of the water bands have been found to correlate... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100280393 - Optical reflectance spectroscopy for evaluation of radiation injury: Non-invasive methods and systems are described for rapidly measuring in-vivo dose, severity, and progression of injury after exposure to damaging phenomena, such as ionizing radiation, chemical burns, or electrical burns. Optical reflectance backscattering spectroscopy is applied to identify and characterize the effects of such phenomena on an individual's whole body... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100280394 - Medical device for atrial fibrillation prediction: In a device and a method for providing correlated measures for predicting potential occurrence of atrial fibrillation, an impedance of the patient is measured to obtain impedance information; cardiogenic data is determined from the information; respiratory data is determined from the information; at least one hemodynamic measure is calculated from... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100280395 - System and method for hypertension management: A system (1) for hypertension management comprises at least one home blood pressure measuring device (10) for blood pressure measurements of an individual at the individual's home. Furthermore, the system (1) comprises at least one point of care measuring system (20) with a point of care blood pressure measuring device... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100280396 - System for cardiac pathology detection and characterization: A system for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection includes an interface for receiving an electrical signal comprising a pressure indicative waveform indicating a heart blood pressure of a patient over a heart beat cycle. A timing detector determines multiple different time periods in at least one heart cycle from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100280397 - Method and apparatus for monitoring an organ of a patient: An apparatus for determining tissue versus fluid components of an organ include a detector that generates a detector signal based on electrical signals derived from tissue and fluid. The apparatus includes a signal processor in communication with the detector which subtracts in real time a tissue component from the detector... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law

20100280398 - Laser doppler blood flow measuring method and device: [Solving Means] Laser light from a semiconductor laser 12 is split and formed into sheet lights Ls using a cylindrical lens 22, and the sheet lights Ls are crossed with each other at a predetermined position. A lens system 30 configured to form an image of scattered lights into a... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100280399 - Method of and apparatus for generating a model of a cardiac surface having a plurality of images representing electrogram voltages: A method of generating a model of a cardiac surface having a plurality of images representing electrogram voltages for a plurality of measured points within a heart comprises measuring an electrogram voltage at a plurality of points within a heart, generating a first model of a cardiac surface of the... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100280400 - Rate aberrant beat selection and template formation: A cardiac rhythm management system can be used to detect episode beats associated with cardiac events in a subject's body. These events may be monitored and depolarization morphology information can be derived for candidate arrhythmic beats in an arrhythmia episode. An arrhythmic beat morphology template may be formed from selecting... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100280401 - Atrial arrhythmia detection and discrimination based on intracardiac impedance: An apparatus comprises an implantable impedance sensing circuit configured to sense an atrial impedance signal when coupled to a plurality of implantable electrodes, and an impedance signal analyzer circuit configured to detect a sudden change in a characteristic of the sensed atrial impedance signal that indicates atrial tachyarrhythmia. The impedance... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100280402 - Method and apparatus for heart rate monitoring: A method and apparatus for monitoring heart rate. The method includes receiving a digital heart monitoring signal, determining the integrity of said signal with a “hand detect” signal that confirms electrical connection to the subject, dividing the digital heart monitoring signal into at least one frame, generating a folded correlation... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100280403 - Rapid serial presentation communication systems and methods: Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide reliable and fast communication of a human through a direct brain interface which detects the intent of the user. An embodiment of the disclosed technology comprises a system and method in which least one sequence of a plurality of stimuli is presented to an... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100280404 - Electrical impedance tomography equipment: There is described an electrical impedance tomography equipment, intended for providing images representing the inside of a portion of the body of a patient by means of electrical impedance measurements taken between electrodes positioned on the skin, comprising a plurality of acquisition units (15, 27) provided with circuits for processing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100280405 - Method for testing visual field: The invention relates to a method for testing visual field of a patient with use of a computer system (7) connected to an output-matrix of light points (6) having controlled brightness and to an input device (4) for measurement of patient's reaction. The method comprises the steps of: a) selecting... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.

20100280406 - Tissue collection device and methods: A biological tissue collection device is provided having a housing with a fluid-retaining inner chamber adapted to retain a bioimplantable, fluid permeable tissue scaffold. The scaffold is preferably retained in the housing in such a way that the scaffold separates the fluid-retaining inner chamber into a first chamber and a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100280407 - Method and apparatus for tissue sampling: A tissue sampling device (10) includes a sheath (20) having an inner surface having a proximal end and a distal end, and an inner surface defining a passage. An inner tube (50) is disposed within the passage. The inner tube has an inner surface defining a passage, and an outer... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100280408 - Fine needle biopsy system and method of use: The present invention includes a biopsy needle system comprising a tubular cannula having a first longitudinal passage, a first length, and a first grip on the proximal end of the cannula. The tubular biopsy needle has a second longitudinal passage, a second length greater than the first length, an inward... Agent: Jaekle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20100280410 - Needle assembly with removable depth stop: A needle assembly (10) includes a needle (14) attached to mounting structure (12), and is used to insert the needle into the body of a patient. A depth stop unit (50) of the needle assembly provides a stop surface (58) to limit the distance the needle can be inserted into... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100280409 - Real-time pathology: A system for detecting tissue in a patient is disclosed. The system includes an introducer assembly, a surgical instrument and a sensor element. In one configuration, the introducer assembly has a first delivery lumen and a secondary lumen. The surgical instrument is configured for resecting tissue from a patient, and... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100280411 - Transbronchial needle aspiration device: Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a handle and a flexible catheter, the handle having a bore, the proximal end of the catheter being fixed within the handle bore. A protective tubular hub having a flared distal end is press-fit coaxially within the distal end... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100280412 - Anticoagulation of human blood ex vivo: The present invention relates to a method for the anticoagulation of human blood ex vivo in which blood calcium concentration remains the same, no thrombin is formed and thrombocyte function is not affected. The invention further relates to a blood coagulation factor Xa inhibitor that can be advantageously used in... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100280413 - Safety shield apparatus and mounting structure for use with medical needle devices: A safety shield apparatus including a safety shield and mounting structure for mounting the safety shield to a medical needle. The safety shield includes a distal segment, a proximal segment and a retention member. The distal segment is pivotally secured to the proximal segment and the proximal segment is pivotally... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100280414 - Protease inhibitor sample collection system: A collection container and a method for collecting a biological sample, particularly whole blood, includes at least one stabilizing agent in an amount effective to stabilize and inhibit protein degradation and/or fragmentation. The stabilizing agent is able to stabilize proteases in the biological sample, particularly at the point of collection,... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100280415 - Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission: A medical instrument such as a guidewire that is designed to have controlled torque transmission along its length. Specially treated areas are placed in selected and equal areas along the entire length of the elongated shaft of the medical instrument, and are separated from one another by untreated areas. This... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100280416 - Shape sensing clothes to inform the wearer of a condition: A garment may be configured with one or more sensors and circuitry to communicate information related to a physiological condition to the user.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100280418 - Method and system for evaluating a movement of a patient: A system for evaluating the movement of a patient having a first display unit for displaying a reference movement, a first detection unit, to be situated in particular in the location of the patient, for detecting the movement of the patient, an evaluation unit for ascertaining a measure characterizing a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100280417 - Therapy system including multiple posture sensors: Posture-responsive therapy is delivered by the medical system based on posture state input from only one of multiple posture sensors at any given time. An example implantable medical system includes a first posture sensor and a second sensor. A processor controls therapy delivery to the patient based on at least... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

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