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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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20100331600 - System for dispensing radio-pharmaceuticals and measuring radiation dosage of it: The present invention provides a system for dispensing radiopharmaceuticals and measuring a radiation dosage thereof. In the system, the operation of dispensing a predetermined dose of radiopharmaceuticals from a vial (21) to an syringe (31) and the operation of measuring a radiation dosage of the radiopharmaceuticals dispensed to the syringe... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100331601 - Expanding multi-lumen applicator operating within a balloon: A brachytherapy apparatus includes a distal support member and a proximal support member movable relative to the distal support member. The apparatus includes a plurality of elongate treatment members having distal first locations coupled to the distal support member, proximal second locations coupled to the proximal support member, and pathways... Agent: Houst Consulting (varian)

20100331602 - Focused magnetic fields: Devices, systems and methods are provided applicable to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for focusing the magnetic fields generated by electromagnets. In particular, devices, systems and methods including focusing electromagnets and focusing shapes are described.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100331603 - Method and device for the physical treatment of paretic patients: The present invention relates to a training device for the physical therapy of paretic patients, comprising at least one magnetic stimulator for applying functional magnetic stimulation to paralyzed muscles of said patient in order to induce a periodical movement; at least one guiding element for restricting the degrees of freedom... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100331604 - Treatment apparatus: A treatment apparatus which applies a magnetic field of a proper magnitude to a specific place of a treatment object includes a magnetic field generation part provided with first and second core members having end faces arranged oppositely and radiating lines of magnetic force therebetween and coils at the bases... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331605 - Physiologic pulsatile pump: A pulsatile blood circulating pump system that is adapted for use in cardiopulmonary bypass, ventricular assist (LVAD, RVAD, BiVAD), ECMO, organ preservation, fetal cardiac bypass, cancer treatment, and various areas of circulation research, which can be controlled in such a way as to produce a desired blood flow that closely... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100331606 - Relaxation system: The present invention provides a relaxation system comprising a processing unit, a sound playing unit for playing sounds, a light image emitting unit for emitting light, a smell releasing unit for releasing smell and a fingerprint scanning unit for collecting fingerprint information and transmitting the same to the processing unit,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100331607 - Stress reduction: A method and system for reducing stress in a working environment. In a conditioning phase a positive association of a sensory stimulus, such as a scent, image and/or sound with a relaxed feeling is created. Following the creation of this positive association the “relaxing” stimulus will be used as a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331608 - Surgically implantable urethra pressure control valve: A surgically implantable urethra pressure control valve is described. It comprises a clamp having a pair of spaced-apart clamping arms. A urethra passage is defined between the clamping arms. At least one of the clamping arms is a displaceable clamping arm movable towards the other clamping arm to a predetermined... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100331609 - System and method for treatment of anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: Using a sling that includes a central portion and at least two arms extending from the central portion, a method of treating anal incontinence may include positioning the central portion posteriorly to the rectum and/or anus of a subject, and extending each arm of the sling to a respective obturator... Agent: Adam P. Kiedrowski Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

20100331610 - Artificial insemination device for animals: An improved artificial insemination device for animals is disclosed. The device has an inner catheter tube inserted inside a catheter tube where the front end of the inner catheter tube is closed in arc shape and its periphery is arranged with a plurality of spray release openings with arc-shaped invagination... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100331611 - Embryo implantation: The present invention relates to a method for detecting an optimal time for embryo implantation in mammals, particularly humans. In particular, the invention relates to a method for determining the optimal time for implantation of an embryo in a mammalian endometrium comprising detecting the levels of an endocannabinoid in the... Agent: Winstead PC

20100331617 - Device, system and method for treating obesity: An obesity treatment device is provided, the device comprising: at least one operable stretching device implantable in an obese patient and adapted to stretch a portion of the patient's stomach wall and an operation device for operating the stretching device when implanted to stretch the stomach wall portion such that... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331613 - Medical implant: The present invention relates to a medical implant which is equipped with an antimicrobial composition which comprises silicon dioxide and metal-containing nanoparticles, and processes for producing the medical implant.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100331616 - Method and instrument for treating obesity: A gastroscopic method of treating obesity of a patient using a device adapted to stretch a part of the stomach wall of said patient. The method comprising the steps of: inserting said device into the stomach of said patient through the esophagus, placing said device in contact with the stomach... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331615 - Method and instruments for treating gerd: The invention relates surgical abdominal methods of treating a reflux disease in a patient by implanting a movement restriction device that, when implanted in a patient, restricts the movement of the stomach notch in relation to the diaphragm muscle preventing the cardia to slide up through the diaphragm hiatus opening.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331614 - Methods and instruments for treating obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease: The invention relates surgical abdominal methods of treating obesity in a patient by implanting a volume filling device that, when implanted in a patient, reduces the food cavity in size by a volume substantially exceeding the volume of the volume filling device. Also disclosed is a laparoscopic instrument for providing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331612 - Minimally invasive tissue support system and method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100331618 - Endoscope shaft frame member with wavy slot: An endoscope shaft frame member including a general tube shape with a section having a general helical shaped slot along a length of the section. The slot includes a general wavy shape along a length of the slot.... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100331619 - Endoscopic heart surgery method: It is an object to provide an endoscopic heart surgery method with which it is possible to observe an endoscopic image with a stable field of view in the pericardial space. Provided is an endoscopic heart surgery method including an inserting step of inserting an inserted portion of an endoscope... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100331620 - Surgical apparatus for transanal endoscopic microsurgery: Provided is a surgical apparatus for transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) in which a thin and long endoscope and surgical instruments are inserted through a natural orifice of a human body and the endoscope and surgical instruments are conveyed to the operation area in the body to perform the operation area... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100331621 - Bipolar resection device having simplified rotational control and better visualization: An improved bipolar resection device provides an intuitive finger grip control in a smaller sheath package. Bipolar electrode wires occupy less space by extending in a closely abutting relationship along the sheath and exiting in a one above the other orientation that provides a reduced profile, allowing for better visualization... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100331623 - System for endoscopic suturing: A system for endoscopic suturing is provided having an endoscope, such as a gastroscope, with a distal end locatable in the body of a patient and a flexible shaft extending to the distal end, a flexible accessory tube coupled to the endoscope to be movable relative to the endoscope's shaft,... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher, Esq. South Winton Court

20100331622 - Tissue manipulation devices: Devices are provided for manipulating tissue during a surgical procedure. In certain embodiments, an end effector is operably coupled to the end of an elongate shaft. The end effector has at least one tissue support linkage movably coupled thereto such that upon application of a first actuation force thereto, the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100331624 - Endoscope system and endoscopic image processing apparatus: An endoscope system includes: an endoscope equipped with an insertion portion, and an image pickup unit disposed at a distal end portion of the insertion portion; an illumination unit detachably connected to the endoscope; an imaging mode input unit used to set an imaging mode of the endoscope to one... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100331625 - Endoscopic overtube: An over-tube was developed for receiving and guiding endoscopic instruments into a patient's anus, through the colon, and into the peritoneum. The over-tube has a flexible sheath adapted for insertion into the anus through the colon and out the peritoneum of a patient. A stiffened region is used to protect... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100331626 - Optical fiber connection structure and endoscope system: A first fiber stub incorporating a first GI fiber is connected to a first optical fiber by a PC connection. The first GI fiber expands a beam diameter of light transmitted by the first optical fiber and collimates this light. A second fiber stub is connected to a second optical... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100331627 - Adherence indication tool for chronic disease management and method thereof: An adherence indication tool for chronic disease self-management and method thereof for measuring adherence or compliance to following or achieving prescribed therapy steps to achieve stated target goals for improved chronic disease self-management are disclosed.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100331629 - Body composition monitor: A body composition monitor of the present invention includes means for measuring a body composition, means for storing a measured body composition value, and body composition comparison means for comparing the measured body composition value and a stored body composition value, in which the body composition monitor further includes means... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100331628 - Wireless monitoring and control of medical devices: In described embodiments, a data collection device receives signals from one or more patient monitoring devices, the signals representing patient data and other vital signs measured at a patient. The data collection device employs statistical quality algorithms to track irregular behavior and out-of-bound events, the behavior and events either being... Agent: Ip Legal Services

20100331630 - Machine, manufacture, and process for analyzing the relationship between disposable diaper wear with sleep and/or developmental indicators: A machine or system, article of manufacture or computer program product, or process for facilitating the analysis of the effect of diaper wear on sleep and/or developmental indicators including verifying a test diaper was secured on at least one of a first plurality of subjects; monitoring the subject for sleep... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100331631 - Oxygen saturation ear sensor design that optimizes both attachment method and signal quality: A system is provided that includes an ear sensor and an external device. The ear sensor includes a sensing component with sensors for sensing various physiological parameters. The ear sensor also includes a retaining component configured to retain the ear sensor to the ear of a wearer. As the retaining... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331632 - Wireless polysomnography system: A distributed wireless polysomnography (PSG) system is provided. The system includes plural wireless physiological signal acquiring devices and a base station, in which the base station is wirelessly and bi-directionally communicates with the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices. During PSG examination, the wireless physiological signal acquiring devices are worn by... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20100331633 - System and method for short range telemetry to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock 202 and a sensing module 200. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331635 - Finger-clipped oximeter with finger pressed plate: The present invention discloses a finger-clipped oximeter comprising: an upper case (2) in which a measuring element (4), a data processing circuit, batteries (6) and a display (3) are provided, a rectangular through hole being provided in the upper case (2); a finger pressed plate (10) in which a measuring... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100331634 - Hydrogel implant for sensing metabolites in body tissue: An implant (110) for detecting at least one analyte (126) in a body fluid, in particular an eye fluid, is proposed. The implant (110) is designed to be implanted in a tissue layer and/or a chamber of an eye of a patient, the implant (110) having a hydrogel matrix (110)... Agent: Fanelli Strain & Haag PLLC

20100331636 - Method for the continuous non-invasive determination of the concentration of blood constituents: The invention relates to a method for the non-invasive determination of the concentration of blood constituents, in which a radiation source (12) emits several radiation beams (14), each with a different wavelength. A first photo detector (18) receives the measurement radiation (14) of each wavelength that is reflected by a... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100331637 - Method and system for measuring a composition in a blood fluid: A system (10) and method for measuring a composition in the blood fluid is disclosed. The system (10) comprises a non-invasive measuring unit (12) for measuring the composition; and at least one neural network (16) for processing a plurality of measurements taken by the non-invasive measuring unit (12) to determine... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

20100331639 - Pulse oximetry system for adjusting medical ventilation: A physiological monitoring system can include a physiological monitor having one or more processors that can derive oxygen saturation values from a patient. The oxygen saturation values can correspond to values of oxygen saturation in blood at a tissue site of the patient. The physiological monitor can output an indication... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100331638 - Reflectance and/or transmissive pulse oximeter: According to various embodiments, a medical sensor assembly may be configured to switch between transmission and reflectance mode. Such sensors may include multiple optical sensing components that may be activated or silent, depending on the mode in use. A practitioner may switch between modes based on the particular situation of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331640 - Use of photodetector array to improve efficiency and accuracy of an optical medical sensor: A system and method for determining physiological parameters of a patient based on light transmitted through the patient. The light may be transmitted via an emitter and received by a detector array that includes a plurality of detector elements. The emitter and the detector may both be located on a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331641 - Devices for continual monitoring and introduction of gastrointestinal microbes: Systems and methods described herein include those for the continual modification of intestinal microbes. Described herein are systems including sampling devices, analysis devices, computational devices and user interface devices as well as methods for the use of such devices in combination.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100331643 - Extruded analyte sensors and methods of using same: The present disclosure provides electrode structures and integrated electrode structures having one or more conductive materials coextruded with one or more dielectric materials. The disclosed electrode structures can be configured for use as analyte sensors. Also provided, are methods of making and using the electrode structures and integrated electrode structures... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100331644 - Housing for an intravascular sensor: An apparatus houses an intravascular sensor and is configured to measure the analyte in a biological sample of a host. The apparatus includes a fluid coupler having a first end configured to mate with a connecting end of a catheter and a second end configured to mate with a tubing... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100331642 - System, method and apparatus for sensor insertion: Embodiments provide a sensor insertion tool (SIT) that provides a motive force for insertion of an analyte sensor into/through skin. A SIT may be releasably locked to one or more components of a sensor insertion system, such that components of the sensor insertion system remain securely coupled during sensor insertion.... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100331648 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100331646 - Health management devices and methods: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include analyte sensors designed so that at least a portion of the sensor is positionable beneath a skin surface during analyte monitoring.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100331647 - Long term analyte sensor array: A long term analyte sensor for measuring at least one analyte in the body of a user and which includes a housing, a plurality of analyte contacting sensor elements and at least one structure for relaying information away from the sensor. This plurality of analyte contacting sensor elements are typically... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100331645 - Methods and systems for wireless communication between a blood glucose meter and a portable communication device: A blood glucose measuring system which comprises a blood glucose (bG) meter and a portable communication device (PCD) and methods thereof are disclosed. The blood glucose meter comprises a measurement module and a wireless module, wherein the measurement module is operable to measure the blood glucose level of a blood... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100331649 - Interactive analysis method for biosignals: An interactive analysis method for biosignals is disclosed. The method includes steps of providing at least a biosignal acquisition device, a user utilizing the biosignal acquisition device to acquire at least one kind of biosignals therefrom, the user uploading the acquired biosignals to a service platform through a network, wherein... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20100331653 - Analyte meter with a moveable head and methods of using the same: The present disclosure provides in vitro analyte meters that include a meter portion that is moveable relative to at least one other meter portion. Embodiments include moveable meters that are integrated with in vivo analyte systems. Also provided are methods, systems and kits.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100331651 - Blood glucose management and interface systems and methods: A blood glucose management device is operable to seamlessly provide a sequence of at least two displays of data relating to one or more blood glucose measurements to a user, upon minimal user interaction, with the blood glucose management device.... Agent: Krieg Devault/roche

20100331655 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100331650 - Episodic blood glucose monitoring system with an interactive graphical user interface and methods thereof: A blood glucose monitoring system with a graphical user interface (GUI) and methods of controlling the system and performing episodic blood glucose testing using the GUI are disclosed. The system can comprise the GUI, an output display for displaying the GUI, user interfaces, a memory and a processor. An episodic... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100331652 - Modular diabetes management systems: In one embodiment, a modular diabetes management system includes a portable, stand-alone blood glucose meter and a portable docking device that includes an internal receptacle sized and structured to receive and house the blood glucose meter. The docking device is generally operable to interface with the blood glucose meter and... Agent: Krieg Devault/roche

20100331656 - Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying sensor data: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100331657 - Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying sensor data: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100331654 - Systems for diabetes management and methods: Described herein are systems and methods to utilize factual information based on stored blood glucose data to allow greater insight into the management of diabetes of a user.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100331658 - Map and ablate open irrigated hybrid catheter: An embodiment of an open-irrigated catheter system comprises a tip section, a distal insert, and mapping electrodes. The tip section has an exterior wall that defines an open interior region within the tip section. The exterior wall includes mapping electrode openings and irrigation ports. The exterior wall is conductive for... Agent: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner/ Ept-crm Ept-crm

20100331660 - Auricle-installed device and bio-signal measurement apparatus: Disclosed herein is an auricle-installed device including, a reference electrode to be placed on the ear lobe, a detection electrode to be placed on a surface exposed to bones surrounding the auricle of the ear, and a support body for supporting the reference and detection electrodes.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100331659 - Low artifact defibrillation electrode: An electrode arrangement for low artifact electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and defibrillation, comprises at least one conductor print line body having a large silver conductor print line area functioning as a defibrillation area and a small silver-silver chloride (Ag/AgCl) conductor print line area functioning as a sensing area, at least one... Agent: Charles C.h. Wu

20100331661 - Mountable unit for biological signal measurement and biological signal measuring method: Disclosed herein is a mountable unit for biological signal measurement, including: three electrodes; and a support body configured to support the three electrodes at positions corresponding to a positional relationship among a predetermined position on a forehead on one side of a face bounded by a midline, a temple position... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100331663 - Dual mode closed-loop system and method for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A dual-mode closed-loop measurement system (100) for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a medium (122) is disclosed. A first device comprises an inductor drive circuit (102), an inductor (104), a transducer (106), and a filter (110). A second circuit comprises an inductor (114)... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331662 - Photoacoustic imaging apparatus and photoacoustic imaging method: A photoacoustic wave detector detects a photoacoustic wave generated inside a specimen by light irradiated thereto. A signal processing device: forms first volume data from a first signal, the first signal being the detection signal acquired from the detector or a signal obtained by adjusting an amplitude of the detection... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100331664 - Automatic positioning of a slice plane in mr angiography measurements: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) system to automatically determine a position of a slice plane in an examination region for an MR angiography measurement. MR image data are acquired from the examination region with a flow-sensitive overview imaging sequence. A three-dimensional image data set is automatically generated with... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100331667 - Automated non-magnetic medical monitor using piezoelectric ceramic diaphragm devices: In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the powerful magnetic fields can interfere with, damage, cause premature failure in, and attract certain non-MR safe instruments. Electromagnetic ally sensitive components are eliminated in favor of MR safe components, such as ceramic piezoelectric components and bi-metallic components. Instruments that previously had to be kept... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331665 - Method for absorption correction of pet data and mr-pet system: An apparatus is disclosed for combined magnetic resonance tomography and positron emission tomography imaging which is designed for recording PET image data of a person under examination from an examination area. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus includes a scanning unit, embodied to scan a prespecified area of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100331666 - System for embolizing a target site in a body by application of an external energy: A vaso-occlusive device is introduced in a cavity of a patient's vasculature, such as an aneurysm, after which an external energy source, such as a MRI machine is activated to heat the vaso-occlusive device to assist in forming a thrombus or embolism within the treatment site, to release and/or activate... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100331670 - Automatic guidewire maneuvering system and method: System for guiding a catheter through a lumen system of a body of a patient, to a predetermined location within the lumen system, the system including a medical positioning system, a moving mechanism coupled with the catheter, and a controller coupled with the medical positioning system and with the moving... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100331668 - Biopsy tissue marker: A biopsy site marker is disclosed. The biopsy site marker includes a first marker element and a second marker element. The first marker element is configured for detection by a first imaging modality. The second marker element is configured for detection by a second imaging modality different from the first... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100331671 - Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects: A system for and method of determining and compensating for the effect of a field influencing object on a field sensor, preferably a coil, that is within a navigational domain. The navigational domain contains navigational magnetic energy and disturbing magnetic energy, and the field influencing object produces the disturbing magnetic... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100331669 - Septum port locator system and method for an implantable therapeutic substance delivery device: An implantable medical device system includes an implantable device and an external locator device for percutaneously locating detecting port opening of the implantable device. The implantable device includes a port chamber forming the port opening, a septum sealing the port chamber relative to an exterior of the device, and a... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20100331672 - Method and apparatus for motility contrast imaging: A system for motility contrast imaging a biological target within tissue comprising a CCD array; an illumination source for generating an incoming beam; a first beam splitter for receiving the incoming beam and producing an object beam and a reference beam; a second beam splitter for illuminating a multitude of... Agent: Arthur J. Usher Iv

20100331674 - Fluorescent indication clip for surgery: Provided is a fluorescent indication clip for surgery that has an improved function as a position indicator due to a photo-reactive fluorescent material included in the bio-clip, and allows people to rapidly and easily detect the accurate position of an internal operation region, and thus can improve operation accuracy and... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100331676 - Gamma probe detection of amyloid plaque using radiolabeled a-beta binding compounds: The present invention relates to a method of detecting β-amyloid peptide aggregates in the brain of an individual and kits thereto. The method includes administering to an individual an effective amount of an Aβ-binding radiopharmaceutical, waiting a period of time, measuring a gamma radiation count over an external area of... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100331675 - Process for acquiring a three-dimensional radiological image of an organ in movement: An embodiment of the invention relates to a process for acquiring a three-dimensional radiological image of an organ in movement of a patient, according to which a control unit executes steps of: (53, 54) receiving a signal representative of a movement parameter of the organ, (53, 54) detecting variation in... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100331673 - System and method for reducing patient risk of allergic reaction to contrast agents or medical material: A system and method for improving safety in medical procedures where a substance is introduced into a patient is described. An in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device may be used to measure the concentration of an analyte representing a marker and compare the measured concentration with a predetermined set point so as... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100331677 - Marker delivery system: A marker delivery system including a surgical needle defining a lumen. The surgical needle is adapted to receive a marker. The surgical needle includes a side opening substantially adjacent to a first end of the surgical needle. The marker delivery system also includes a plunger insertable into the surgical needle... Agent: Venable LLP

20100331678 - Multi-syringe power injector using single drive ram: A power injector (110) is disclosed that operates a drive train (116) in a single, common configuration to operate each of a first syringe (132) and a second syringe (152). That is, no changes need to be made to the drive train (116) to change the discharge from the first... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100331682 - Device and method for advanced low-power management of a sensor to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331680 - High precision processing of measurement data for the muscular-skeletal system: A measurement system measures a parameter of a muscular-skeletal system. The measurement system is placed in proximity to the muscular-skeletal system such that the parameter to be measured is applied to a sensing assemblage (3). The measurement system further comprises a digital counter (20), a digital timer (22), a digital... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331679 - Pulsed echo sensing device and method for an orthopedic joint: At least one embodiment is directed to a sensor for measuring a skeletal system. A signal path of the system comprises an amplifier (612), a sensor element, and an amplifier (620). The sensor element comprises a transducer (4), a waveguide (5), and a reflecting surface (30). An external condition is... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331683 - Sensing module for orthopedic load sensing insert device: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated measurement device having at least one contacting surface that couples to the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing module... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331681 - Zero-crossing receiver for orthopedic parameter sensing: A sensor system uses positive closed-loop feedback to provide energy waves into a medium. It comprises a transducer (604), a propagating structure (602), and a transducer (606). A parameter is applied to the propagating structure that affects the medium. A sensor is coupled to a propagation tuned oscillator (416) that... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331684 - Method and apparatus for determining the absolute value of intracranial pressure: A method and apparatus for obtaining the absolute value of intracranial pressure in a non-invasive manner is described by using an ultrasonic Doppler measuring device which detects the intracranial and extracranial blood flow velocities of the intracranial and extracranial segments of the ophthalmic artery. The eye in which the blood... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100331685 - Transducer driver for measuring a parameter of the muscularskeletal system: A measurement system for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a propagation medium is disclosed. The measurement system comprises two different closed-loop feedback paths. The first path includes a transducer driver (726), a transducer (704), a propagation structure (702), a transducer (706), and a... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331687 - System for continuous wave, pulsed, and pulsed-echo parameter measurement: A measurement system for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a propagation medium is disclosed. The measurement system comprises two different closed-loop feedback paths. The first path includes a driver circuit (628), a transducer (604), a propagation medium (602), a transducer (606), and a... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331686 - System for treatment and imaging using ultrasonic energy and microbubbles and related method thereof: A method and related system for providing therapy to a treatment site, such as stenosis or other vasculature disease, at one or more locations of a subject, such as the vasculature. The method includes: advancing an ultrasound catheter to or in proximity to the subject's treatment site; infusing microbubbles into... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20100331688 - Automatic diagnosis support apparatus, ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, and automatic diagnosis support method: Certain embodiments provide an automatic diagnosis support apparatus includes extracting a plurality of parameters associated with a predetermined object by using medical information acquired by a medical image diagnosis apparatus and extracting the plurality of parameters for each disease associated with a disable-bodied person by using medical information associated with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331696 - Apparatus and method for automatically measuring the volume of urine in a bladder using ultrasound signals: The method of accurately measuring the volume of urine in a bladder includes the steps of; generating a plurality of ultrasound scan planes using the received ultrasound signals; detecting distances between the front and back walls of the bladder for each scan line in the ultrasound scan planes; determining an... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100331697 - Echogenic needle catheter configured to produce an improved ultrasound image: An echogenic medical device, such as a needle catheter, which produces an improved ultrasonic image of the device, and a method of performing a medical procedure using a device of the invention. One aspect is directed to a catheter which reduces artifacts in the ultrasound image of the catheter. In... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100331695 - Plaque characterization using multiple intravascular ultrasound datasets having distinct filter bands: A system and method are disclosed that facilitate generating visual representations of characterized tissue based upon ultrasound echo information obtained from a portion of an imaged body. The system includes a first filter having a first filter band that is applied to a near range portion of the ultrasound echo... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100331689 - Post-beamforming compression in ultrasound systems: In an ultrasound imaging system that applies a beamformer to received ultrasound signal samples to form one or more beams represented by arrays of beamformed samples, a method and an apparatus compress each array of beamformed samples independently of the other arrays to form compressed beams. A plurality of analog... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100331690 - Systems and techniques for providing elasticity graphs: An elastogram device comprises a driver controller including a wave generator, and an amplifier assembly receiving waves from the wave generator for driving an actuator, the amplifier assembly compatible with at least one pneumatic actuator, at least one hydraulic actuator, at least one piezoelectric actuator, and at least one electromechanical... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100331691 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and ultrasonic diagnosis support information providing method: Certain embodiments provide an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes acquiring ultrasonic image data corresponding to each time phase in a first interval including at least one contraction and one stretching by scanning a diagnosis region of an object which repeats a contracting motion and a stretching motion, with an ultrasonic wave,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331698 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic elasticity information processing method and ultrasonic elasticity information processing program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus characterized by comprising: an ultrasonic probe for transmitting/receiving an ultrasonic wave to/from an object; a phasing and summing unit for generating RF signal frame data of a cross-sectional site of the object on the basis of a reflection echo signal measured by the ultrasonic probe; an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100331694 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus.: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that can display various information obtained by acquiring an elasticity image in association with the elasticity image or a biometric simulation image is implemented. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus 1 of this invention generates an elasticity image representing hardness or softness of a tissue at a cross-sectional... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100331692 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method of setting sound velocity: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an image creating unit, an image-creation control unit and a display control unit. The image creating unit creates an ultrasound image from data created by adding a reflected wave signal of an ultrasound wave transmitted to an imaging target portion of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331693 - Ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus and a control method for measuring diagnosis parameters: An ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus that can display image data acquired at a plurality of measuring positions in panoramic image data and display measured results of diagnosis parameters for each of the measuring positions of the panoramic image data The panoramic image data is generated by combining a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331699 - Full-field breast ultrasound system and architecture: A modular, flexible architecture for offering full-field breast ultrasound (FFBU) functionality and general-purpose ultrasound functionality in a single system is described. A conventional, general-purpose ultrasound system (202) is modified with an FFBU toolkit to create a dual-capability ultrasound system (200), the dual-capability ultrasound system (200) being able to accommodate both... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100331701 - Three-dimensional ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic scanning unit configured to repeatedly scan an interior of an subject with an ultrasonic wave via the ultrasonic probe and repeatedly acquire echo signals. An image generation unit generates data of blood flow images based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331700 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, automatic support apparatus, and automatic support method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes a storage unit, a ultrasonic probe, a transmission/reception unit, a measured value calculation unit, a distance calculation unit, and a determination unit. The storage unit stores data of a state space based on a first measured values of a measurement item... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100331704 - Integrated sensor for medical applications: A sensing assemblage (1) for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a medium is disclosed to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing assemblage (1) comprises a transducer (2) and a waveguide (3). The transducer (2) is coupled to the waveguide (3)... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331702 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a probe unit and cooling unit. The probe unit is obtained by arranging, in a housing, a transducer unit which transmits and receives ultrasonic waves with an object to be examined, an electronic circuit unit which is connected to the transducer unit... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100331703 - Ultrasound transducer drive circuit and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound transducer drive circuit includes an output line connected to an ultrasound transducer, a plurality of switching circuits each of which turns on and off a connection of a power supply unit with the output line, a plurality of ground clamp circuits each of which turns on and off... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100331707 - Biological information imaging apparatus, biological information analyzing method, and biological information imaging method: A biological information imaging apparatus includes: a light source; an acoustic wave detector that detects an acoustic wave generated from a light absorption material in a living body that has absorbed a part of energy of light irradiated from the light source to the living body, and converts it into... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100331705 - Method for detecting the presence of inhomogeneities in an interior of a turbid medium and device for imaging the interior of turbid media: A method for detecting the presence of inhomogeneities in an interior of a turbid medium (1) is provided. The method comprises the steps: performing a first measurement with the turbid medium (1) to be examined placed in a receiving volume (2) of a device for examining the interior of turbid... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331706 - Optical analyzer: An optical analyzer performing analysis excellent in spatial resolution and in invasion depth is provided. The analyzer includes a diagnostic light source section including a seed light source which outputs seed light, and a silica optical fiber to which seed light is input and which generates diagnostic light having a... Agent: Venable LLP

20100331708 - Monitoring cardiovascular conditions using signal transit times: Methods for monitoring cardiovascular conditions, i.e., hyperdynamic circulation, vasodilation, vasoconstriction, or central-to-peripheral arterial pressure decoupling conditions are described. These methods involve measuring a central signal proportional to or a function of the subject's heart activity and a peripheral signal proportional to or a function of a signal related to the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100331709 - Detection unit for blood pressure information measurement device and blood pressure information measurement device: A blood pressure information measurement device includes a cuff (10A) serving as a detection unit. The cuff (10A) includes an air bladder (40), a photoelectric sensor (50), a belt member (20), and a fixing stand (32), and is attached to a living body by wrapping the belt member (20) around... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100331710 - Blood pressure measurement cuff that includes an antimicrobial substance: A blood pressure measurement cuff comprising an inflatable bladder, a source of fluidic pressure in fluidic communication with the inflatable bladder, a manometer in fluidic communication with the inflatable bladder, a cover at least partially covering the inflatable bladder and comprising an antimicrobial substance, and means to place the inflatable... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100331711 - Method and device for deriving and evaluating cardiovascular information from curves of the cardiac current, in particular for applications in telemedicine: The invention relates to a method and a device for deriving and evaluating cardiovascular information from curves of the cardiac current, in particular for applications in telemedicine. According to the invention, for data reduction purposes, a mean value and a standard deviation across the whole recording time are initially determined... Agent: Gerald T. Bodner Bodner & O''rourke, LLP

20100331712 - Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter: A method of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) having a distal and proximal pair of electrodes disposed within the superior vena cava, right atrium, and/or right ventricle. The method includes obtaining a distal and proximal electrical signal from the distal and proximal pair of electrodes and... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100331713 - Post-exercise arrhtymia detection: Post-exercise arrhythmias are detected by an implantable medical device. In some aspects, post-exercise arrhythmia may be prognostic of a worsening cardiovascular condition. Thus, the detection of post-exercise arrhythmia may be used as an indicator for adjusting the therapy prescribed for a patient. In some aspects post-exercise arrhythmia are detected if... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100331714 - Heart rate monitor with cross talk reduction: A heart rate monitor determines a heart rate for a primary subject by reducing noise and cross-talk from unwanted signal transmission sources. A set of pulse peaks having about the same amplitude and an amplitude greater than any other set of peaks are processed to determine a subject's heart rate,... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20100331715 - Systems and methods for detecting effort events: A method and system for detecting effort events is disclosed. Effort may be determined through feature analysis of the signal as transformed by a continuous wavelet transform, which may be compared against a reference effort measure to trigger an effort event flag that signals the onset and/or severity of an... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331716 - Methods and apparatus for measuring respiratory function using an effort signal: Breathing effort of a patient, as determined (for example) from a photoplethysmograph (“PPG”) signal from the patient, can be used in conjunction with signals from a spirometer being used by the patient to provide additional information about various characteristics of the patient's breathing. For example, such additional information may include... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331717 - Seizure sensing and detection using an implantable device: A system and method for detecting and predicting neurological events with an implantable device uses a relatively low-power central processing unit in connection with signal processing circuitry to identify features (including half waves) and calculate window-based characteristics (including line lengths and areas under the curve of the waveform) in an... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20100331718 - Propagation tuned oscillator for orthopedic parameter measurement: A measurement system for capturing a transit time, phase, or frequency of energy waves propagating through a propagation medium (702) is disclosed. The measurement system comprises two different closed-loop feedback paths. The first path includes a transducer driver (726), a transducer (704), a propagation structure (702), a transducer (706), and... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331719 - Method and implantable medical device (imd) for monitoring permeability status of cell membranes: An implantable medical device comprises a signal generator for generating a current signal having a frequency in a frequency window slightly less than the β-dispersion frequency of a tissue and applying the signal over the tissue. A signal measurer measures the resulting voltage signal and an impedance parameter is calculated... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100331720 - Intravaginal device with wireless sensors of fertility indicators: A convenient and highly accurate intravaginal device with wireless sensors for monitoring fertility and sexual health of humans and animals is proposed. Sensors in the intravaginal device measure fertility and sexual health and via wireless transmitter send this information to a terminal on which the information is processed and displayed... Agent: Igor Stukanov

20100331721 - Head-stabilized, nystagmus-based repositioning apparatus, system and methodology: Structure and methodology involving mountable and head-wearable frame structure which is positionally stabilized, during use, relative a human subject's head, and which carries a selection of positionally anchored data sensors, and stimuli deliverers, that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders. Special configurations are provided for two... Agent: James G. Stewart PC

20100331722 - Device and method for assessing operant facial pain: The subject invention concerns a method and device for assessing facial pain sensitivity exhibited by an animal. The device and method can be used, for example, to evaluate the effect of a disease state, drug, or other intervention, on facial pain sensitivity, such as orofacial pain sensitivity. In one embodiment,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100331723 - Two-point discriminator: The invention relates to a design for an instrument for measuring two-point discrimination between two blunt points. The instrument includes a housing, a first needle, a second needle, and a mechanism for providing movement to at least one of the needles.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100331724 - Determining a characteristic blood pressure: The present disclosure relates to monitoring a characteristic physiological parameter of a patient during a suitable time period that either precedes or follows a triggering event, such as a clinician/patient interaction, that may negatively impact the physiological parameter. In some embodiments, physiological parameter values falling between one or more pre-set... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100331725 - Apparatus for generating and collecting saliva samples containing enhanced cell concentrations: An apparatus for generating and collecting saliva samples containing enhanced cell concentrations includes a mouthpiece having a mouth contact portion and a flow channel which may include a tapered basin, a conduit in fluid communication with the flow channel, and one or more collectors couplable to the conduit. The mouth... Agent: Rylander & Associates PC

20100331726 - Medical device with incorporated disinfecting wipe and method of using same: A medical device including a barrel having an open first end and capable of supporting a needle at a second end of the barrel is provided and includes a lid releasably adhered to and overlying the open first end of the barrel in a fluid tight manner; and a pad... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100331727 - Linear device for microdialysis, method of manufacturing the device and method for studying a tissue with the device: There is provided a linear device (100) for microdialysis, comprising a length of tubing (102) having at least one lumen (118) wherein at least one tubular membrane sleeve (104) is coaxially arranged outside the tubing periphery and extending at least partially along the periphery of the tubing (102). The membrane... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100331731 - Blood and interstitial fluid sampling device: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle, drive mechanism, kneading or vibration mechanism, optional suction system, and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20100331729 - Circuit board for body fluid collection, and biosensor: A circuit board for body fluid collection include a first substrate including a puncture needle; a second substrate disposed at an upstream side of the first substrate in a direction of puncturing with the puncture needle with a space provided therebetween; a flexible insulation layer that extends between the first... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100331730 - Circuit board for body fluid collection, method for producing the same, method for using the same, and biosensor: A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a plurality of measurement units including a puncture needle and an electrode for making contact with a body fluid collected by puncturing with the puncture needle, the plurality of measurement units being arranged in parallel in a predetermined direction, and a support... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100331728 - Integrated devices having extruded electrode structures and methods of using same: The present disclosure provides electrode structures and integrated electrode structures having one or more conductive materials coextruded with one or more dielectric materials. The disclosed electrode structures can be configured for use as analyte sensors. Also provided, are methods of making and using the electrode structures and integrated electrode structures... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100331732 - Guide wire advancer assembly and methods for advancing a guide wire: A guide wire advancer (102) for advancing a guide wire (107) into a patient and including a body having a longitudinal axis. The body includes a first portion (110) adapted to allow a user to advance a guide wire along the longitudinal axis using a finger and a thumb, and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100331737 - Encapsulated force sensor for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331738 - Integrated sensor and interconnect for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331733 - Sensing device and method for an orthopedic joint: One embodiment is directed to a sensor for measuring a skeletal system. A signal path of the system comprises an amplifier (612), a sensor element, and an amplifier (620). The sensor element comprises a transducer (4), a waveguide (5), and a transducer (30). An external condition is applied to the... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331734 - System and method for orthopedic load sensing insert device: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331735 - Wireless power modulation telemetry for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock 202 and a sensing module 200. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331736 - Wireless sensing module for sensing a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100331739 - Method and system for predicting calving: A method and a system for predicting a calving date of an animal comprises monitoring a behavioral pattern of an animal, determining a given change in the behavioral pattern, and predicting the calving date responsive to the given change in the behavioral pattern.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100331740 - Thrombosis and osteoporosis prophylaxis: Use of a device to reduce risk of thrombosis and osteoporosis, which uses a pressure transducer to measure the forefoot force generated by a person with their forefoot, and generates a signal so that the person can recognize whether their forefoot force has reached a minimum value.... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100324353 - Adhesive-stiffened brachytherapy strand: A stranded brachytherapy product and methods of forming a stranded brachytherapy product. The methods includes the step of applying an adhesive to a carrier containing at least one brachytherapy seed so as to, upon curing of the adhesive, impart substantial rigidity to the carrier. Alternatively, the adhesive may be selectively... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20100324354 - Synchronization control system: A method of controlling the operation of a pulsatile heart assist device (14) in a patient (10). The method consisting of utilizing sounds produced by the heart (12) to control the operation of the heart assist device (14).... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100324355 - Device and method for improving hearing: An implantable device for improving hearing is provided. The device includes a vibration generator including an output region configured to apply vibrational stimulation to an inner ear fluid, a proximal electrode configured to physically attach to a wall enclosing an inner ear at a location proximal to the output region... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100324356 - Methods for improving genetic profiles of dairy animals and products: The present invention provides methods for improving desirable dairy traits through the use of a genetic profile. Also provided are methods for determining an animal's genotype with respect to multiple markers used in the analysis of the genetic profile. In some embodiments, the genetic profile includes at least one marker... Agent: Pfizer Inc Mary J Hosley

20100324360 - Apparatus for treating gerd: An apparatus for the treatment of acid reflux disease has an implantable movement restriction device adapted to be at least partly invaginated by a patient's stomach fundus wall. A substantial part of the outer surface of the movement restriction device is adapted to rest against the stomach wall without injuring... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324361 - Apparatus for treating obesity: An volume filling device for treatment of obesity is placed outside the stomach wall of the patient to reduce the inner volume of the stomach, thereby affecting the patient's appetite. By providing the volume filling device outside the stomach wall, contact with stomach acids is avoided, thereby increasing the life... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324362 - Apparatus for treating obesity and reflux disease: An apparatus for treating obesity and reflux disease of an obese patient has a volume filling device to be invaginated by a stomach wall portion with the outer surface of the volume filling device resting against the stomach wall, such that the volume of the food cavity is reduced in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324359 - Fatigue-resistant gastric banding device: A fatigue-resistant inflatable gastric banding device suitable for laparoscopic placement around the stomach of a patient for the treatment of obesity and a method for such treatment are disclosed. The device includes a gastric band having a chambered inflatable member, substantially coextensive with an inner stomach facing surface of the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100324358 - Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir: A self-regulating gastric band apparatus for adjusting stoma size. The apparatus includes an adjustable gastric band that has an inner ring expanding with injected fluid. A band adjustment assembly is provided for implanting with the gastric band that includes a sensor for sensing fluid pressure in the inner ring. The... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100324357 - Insertion device and method for delivery of a mesh carrier: An insertion device includes an elongate member and a stylet. The elongate member has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and defines a lumen therethrough. The stylet has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and is slidably coupled to the elongate member. The stylet is configured... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100324363 - Disposable sheath designs for the stimulating endoscope and needle endoscopes having distal electrodes for nerve block under direct vision and methods for making and using same: A nerve blocking endoscope apparatus is disclosed having a disposable sheath and a stimulating assembly including an internal electrode and an external electrode for stimulation of a nerve for identification purposes and to methods for making and using same. A needle nerve blocking endoscope apparatus having an internal electrode for... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20100324364 - Endoscope with surgical instrument multi-positioning capability: An endoscope having circumferential surgical instrument positioning capability includes an operation portion; an elongated, flexible insertion portion extending from the operation portion; a viewing conduit extending through the operation portion and the insertion portion; a plurality of instrument channels provided in and spaced around a circumference of the insertion portion;... Agent: R. Keith Harrison

20100324365 - Diagnostic capsule with software that triggers imaging equipment: Disclosed is a compact ingestible capsule that can transmit gut-diagnostic data to a computer. In a preferred embodiment, the capsule can transmit data such as enzyme concentration and pH, while a program generates triggers that can be used to activate imaging equipment to disclose the location of the capsule at... Agent: Daniel Victor Marquez

20100324366 - Endoscope system, endoscope, and method for measuring distance and illumination angle: An endoscope has a first light guide for transmitting measurement light from a light source, a second light guide for transmitting IR light from an IR light source, and a CCD for capturing a projected shape of the measurement light. An image processing circuit extracts the projected shape from an... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100324367 - Capsule medical apparatus and method of manufacturing thereof: A capsule medical apparatus is provided with a plurality of rigid boards which are connected in line via a flexible board; and molded bodies. The molded bodies are formed in a manner of covering functional components mounted on the respective rigid boards. The molded bodies keep an inter-board interval between... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100324368 - Medical appliance with a connection and disconnection system for a separable medical instrument: A medical appliance including a medical instrument that is separable from an actuator support, the appliance including a connection and disconnection system including a connector carried by the instrument and including a guide for guiding at least one actuator rod retained elastically in the guide by a head, and a... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100324369 - Surgical optical access apparatus: An optical access apparatus includes a portal sleeve defining a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal opening therethrough and an inner member at least partially positionable within the portal sleeve. The portal sleeve has leading and trailing end portions. The leading end portion has a leading edge adapted to penetrate tissue.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100324370 - Flexibility/rigidity adjustable apparatus: There is provided a flexibility/rigidity adjustable apparatus which can change over its state between a flexible state in which such apparatus is freely bendable and a rigid state in which such bending is restricted when in use. A flexible closing cover 18 which can expand/shrink is provided on an outer... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100324371 - Capsule medical device, method for operating the same, and capsule medical device system: The required minimum amount of examination site information is acquired, stored, or transmitted without missing an affected area, thus reducing power consumption, reducing the size of a battery disposed in a capsule, and reducing the size of a casing. Provided is a capsule medical device including a casing having a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100324372 - Endoscope with a window and process to manufacture: An endoscope includes a window on a distal end of the endoscope, an interior body with a first material on the distal end, and a mantle with a second material on the distal end, such that the window and the interior body are joined.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100324373 - Endoscope-pipe: An endoscope pipe with a central, elongated observation window on the distal end, whereby several light outlet openings for fiberoptic end surfaces are positioned close to the observation window for illuminating the angle area observed through the observation window and the light outlet openings are positioned asymmetrically in relation to... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100324374 - Laryngeal stroboscope using voice signal: Provided is a laryngeal stroboscope using voice signals. The laryngeal stroboscope includes a photography unit for photographing a patient's vocal cords and a light source for illuminating a part to be photographed, a microphone for sensing the patient's voice, a high-pass filter for passing voice signals of 100 Hz or... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100324375 - Laparoscopic instrument and trocar system and related surgical method: Laparoscopic instruments and cannulas are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. Generally S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the C-shaped trocar sleeves or through the cannula and instrument holder unit provide markedly improved degrees of instruments' freedom during trans-umbilical laparoscopic procedures.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100324377 - Controlling an alarm in a medical instrument: The invention concerns a method for controlling an alarm in a medical instrument or system, the medical instrument or system detecting at least one physiological parameter of the patient. The present value of the physiological parameter is consecutively detected and an alarm delay is determined as a function of at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100324376 - Diagnostics data collection and analysis method and apparatus: A medical diagnostic data collector/analyzer compiles historical vehicle diagnostic data, including measured vital signs from a number of different people from a variety of population types, and performs statistical analyses on various vital sign combinations to establish ranges corresponding to healthy individuals and various disease conditions.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100324379 - Mobile computer workstation: A mobile workstation for use with a computer network. The mobile workstation may include a medical monitoring device, a radio transceiver in communication with the medical monitoring device operable for receiving and sending data to the computer network, a display screen, and a wheeled chassis for mounting the medical monitoring... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100324380 - Mobile medical workstation: A medical workstation is defined by a supporting structure having at least one medical diagnostic instrument disposed thereupon. A first display is further disposed on a first side of the supporting structure and a second display is disposed on a second side of the supporting structure in a manner substantially... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100324378 - Physiologic signal monitoring using ultrasound signals from implanted devices: Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring and analyzing physiologic parameters within the body using an intrabody ultrasound signal are disclosed. An illustrative method includes receiving an ultrasound signal transmitted from a remote device containing encoded sensor data, converting the ultrasound signal into an electrical signal, decoding the sensor data from... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100324381 - Device, system and method for selective activation of in vivo sensors: A device, system and method for selectively activating or altering the operational mode of an autonomous in vivo device in response to in vivo conditions. The system may include an in vivo sensing device with a condition tester, and a controller. The in vivo sensing device may be in communication... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100324382 - Closed-loop glucose and/or insulin control system: Disclosed are a method and/or system for determining a suggested change in a recommended therapy for a patient based, at least in part, on sensor measurements, and generating an alert to an attendant in a hospital environment upon detection of the suggested change. In another embodiment, a method and/or system... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100324383 - System for in vivo biosensing based on the optical response of electronic polymers: A system for continuous in vivo biosensing of specific analyte molecule concentrations based on the dynamic optical properties of electronic polymers is disclosed. The biosensor system includes at least one implant member subcutaneously exposed to the interstitial fluid of the subject, and a reader member at least temporarily positioned over... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100324384 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324385 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324386 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324387 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324388 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324389 - Body-worn pulse oximeter: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324390 - Measurement of oxygen saturation of blood haemoglobin: The invention provides a chest-based oximeter (1) for measuring oxygen saturation of haemoglobin in blood of the chest of a subject, comprising at least one radiation source (5,7) adapted to emit radiation onto the chest, at least one radiation detector (9) adapted to detect radiation reflected from the chest, and... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100324391 - Device and method for identification of meconium in amniotic fluid: Disclosed are methods and devices comprising an elongated probe for the in vivo detection of meconium in amniotic fluid held in an amniotic sac based on detecting the presence of Zinc-coproporphyrin I (ZnCP). ZnCP is excited at approximately 405 nm and emits characteristic fluorescence, centered at about 580 nm and... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100324394 - 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

20100324392 - Analyte sensor and apparatus for insertion of the sensor: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided.... Agent: Hughes Hubbard And Reed LLP

20100324395 - Blood sensor, blood testing device and blood analysis method: Provided are a blood sensor that is highly reliable and does not contaminate the interior of the main body of the device, a blood testing device and a blood analysis method. The blood sensor (30) is provided with a plate-shaped base (31), a blood storage part (45) set roughly in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100324393 - Circuit board for body fluid collection, and biosensor: A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a measurement unit including a puncture needle and an electrode for making contact with the body fluid collected by the puncturing with the puncture needle, wherein the measurement unit is provided in a plural number and disposed radially on a same plane.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100324396 - 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

20100324397 - Methods and apparatuses for navigating the subaracnhnoid space: Disclosed is a method of navigating a spinal subarchnoid space in a living being, that includes percutaneously introducing a device into the spinal subarachnoid space at an entry location. The device has a first passageway that is sized to slidably receive, and work with, at least a guidewire. The device... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100324399 - 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

20100324400 - 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

20100324402 - 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

20100324401 - Diabetes management methods and systems: The present invention relates to methods and systems for monitoring the effectiveness of diabetes treatment. Methods and systems in accordance with the present invention provide information relating to variability of glucose levels and hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Such information is based on time-stamped blood glucose data obtained from a meter or... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100324398 - Non-invasive characterization of a physiological parameter: The present invention provides a method and device for characterizing a physiological parameter. The method, in one application, uses one or more non-invasive sensors to collect patient data, and may also collect data on environmental conditions. At least some of the patient data has a direct relationship with the physiological... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324403 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100324404 - Icg/ecg monitoring apparatus: An ICG/ECG electrode includes a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein at least one of the first or second electrode senses both an ICG signal and an ECG voltage signal. A physiologic parameter monitoring apparatus includes a set of electrodes, including an electrode for sensing both an ICG voltage... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100324405 - Electrode for acquiring physiological signals of a recipient: The present invention relates to an electrode for acquiring physiological signals of a recipient. Furthermore the present invention relates to a textile fabric for use in a garment to be worn by a recipient, and to a monitoring system for monitoring of physiological parameters of a recipient. In order to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100324406 - Non-contact ultrasonic tonometer: A non-contact ultrasonic tonometer comprises: a ultrasonic transducer that transmits an ultrasonic pulse wave to an examinee's eye and receives the ultrasonic pulse wave reflected from the eye in a non-contact manner; a transmission unit that transmits a drive signal to the ultrasonic transducer to cause the ultrasonic transducer to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100324407 - System and method to process an acquired image of a subject anatomy to differentiate a portion of subject anatomy to protect relative to a portion to receive treatment: A system and method to process an acquired image to differentiate a portion of subject anatomy to protect relative to a portion of anatomy to receive treatment is provided. The system includes a controller with program instructions to perform the steps of receiving an instruction to indicate a zone interest... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment

20100324408 - Implantable system for determining the accommodation requirement by measuring the eyeball orientation using an external magnetic field: s

20100324409 - method for determining the ventilation of a lung: In a method for determining the ventilation of a lung of an object under examination by magnetic resonance imaging, at least two first lung-representing image data sets are acquired at different intervals of the breathing phase. The density change of the lung tissue is automatically determined from the signal difference... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100324410 - Method of determining the position of a deep brain stimulation electrode: The present invention relates to a method of determining the position of a deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode which finds the position of the DBS electrode with respect to a deep brain target region, by using a first volume data set containing information on the deep brain target region and... Agent: Husch Blackwell LLP

20100324411 - Fluid driven medical injector: Some injectors of the invention may include a fluid drive responsive to pressure of a working fluid (e.g., liquid, pneumatic, or both) to impart a sequence of forces to drive a delivery device (e.g., a syringe) to deliver a medical fluid (e.g., a contrast agent, a radiopharmaceutical, a drug, or... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100324414 - Catheter tracking and endocardium representation generation: Methods and systems are disclosed for determining information about a position of an object within a distribution of materials having different complex conductivities. The method includes: (i) causing current to flow in the distribution; (ii) measuring an electrical signal at each of multiple locations in the distribution of materials in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100324412 - Catheter with obliquely-oriented coils: A medical probe includes an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of magnetic field transducers, which are contained within the body and have respective transducer axes that are oriented obliquely with respect to the longitudinal axis.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100324413 - X-ray diagnostic system: In one embodiment, an X-ray diagnostic system is provided. The system is provided with an X-ray irradiation section, an X-ray detection section, an image data generation unit, a position detecting unit and a control section. The X-ray irradiation section radiates an X-ray to an object to be diagnosed. The X-ray... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100324415 - Platform for detection of tissue structure change: Aspects include methods and apparatuses for determining change over time in one or more measured regions of a body using a plurality of data sets obtained by analysis of applied signals to said region. The method may include transmitting and receiving one or more of electromagnetic wave signals, applied acoustic... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100324416 - Cavity-filling biopsy site markers: The invention provides materials, devices and methods for marking biopsy sites for a limited time. The biopsy-marking materials are ultrasound-detectable bio-resorbable powders, with powder particles typically between about 20 microns and about 800 microns in maximum dimension, more preferably between about 300 microns and about 500 microns. The powders may... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20100324417 - Matching of vibratory inhalers to patient vocal tract for optimization of particle dispersion: An optimization methodology is employed to match vibratory inhaler devices having certain characteristics to the particular anatomical and acoustic properties of a patient's vocal tract, in order to achieve the most effective dispersion of a dry powder medicament using inspiratory effort of a user of the inhaler. In embodiments, optimization... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100324418 - Ultrasound transducer: An ultrasound system having a transducer probe unit including at least one transducer for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic signals, wherein the transducer is moved with respect to the probe unit in a repetitive motion by an ultrasonic motor.... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100324422 - Image diagnosis apparatus and image diagnosis method: This invention provides a technique to dynamically set an imaging parameter appropriate for observing a region of interest on an object to generate a high-quality echogram while maintaining the operability to change the position and orientation of a probe. A region-of-interest acquisition unit (1010) acquires region information that defines the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100324420 - Method and system for imaging: A method and system of imaging is provided. The system can include an imaging system (10) having at least one probe (120) for transmitting imaging energy into a region (150) of a body (50) and receiving response energy; a display device (170); and a processor (100) operably coupled to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100324421 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes an ultrasonic probe (2) for receiving and transmitting ultrasonic waves from/to an object (1), ultrasound image structuring means (6) for generating an ultrasound image from a reflected echo signal received by the ultrasonic probe, elastic image structuring means (7) for... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100324419 - Ultrasound imaging system and methods of imaging using the same: A method of registering the position of an object moving in a target volume in an ultrasound imaging system includes capturing a first ultrasound image of a target volume. A second ultrasound image of the target volume is then captured after the capturing of the first ultrasound image. The position... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100324423 - Ultrasound transducer device and method of operation: A method and device for ultrasound imaging including an array of transducers wherein the distance between adjacent transducers is greater than the minimum separation of adjacent scanlines required to produce an ultrasound image of a selected resolution. The transducer array is adapted to be mechanically moved so that the array... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100324424 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic diagnostic method and data processing program for ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a data acquisition unit, a correction unit and a display unit. The data acquisition unit acquires phase signals as Doppler data from a moving object in an object by transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves to and from the object. The correction unit performs global aliasing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100324425 - Transducer for ultrasonic diagnosis device and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a transducer of an ultrasonic diagnosis device. Electrode patterns are formed inside a backing block, as one body, and thus, a prior art FPCB may be omitted.... Agent: Jones Day

20100324426 - Full-body laser scanner and method of mapping and contouring the body: A full-body non-invasive laser scanner for mapping or measuring a patient's body and for treating a patient's body with laser energy comprises a patient support, one or more laser devices, a laser guidance system, a control center, and optionally feedback sensors. The patient support aids in maintaining body alignment during... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC

20100324427 - System and kit for stress and relaxation management: This invention relates to a system and a kit for stress and relaxation management. A cardiac activity sensor (101) is used for measuring the heart rate variability (HRV) signal of the user and a respiration sensor (102) for measuring the respiratory signal of the user. The system contains a user... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100324428 - Method and device for the non-invasive measurement of dynamic cardiopulmonary interaction parameters: A method for a non-invasive determination of cardiopulmonary interaction parameters in a patient includes fitting a pressure cuff on the patient, setting a volume of the pressure cuff in a pulsatile range of the patient, measuring pulsatile signals over time, and evaluating the measured pulsatile signals so as to ascertain... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (frankfurt Office)

20100324430 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus and method of controlling the same: A high-accuracy blood pressure value deriving method that is hardly influenced by individual differences of a person to be measured is provided. A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a cuff member comprising a compression air bladder, a sub air bladder, and a pulse wave detection air bladder, pressure control means... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100324429 - Methods and devices for remote ischemic preconditioning and near-continuous blood pressure monitoring: Single- or dual-bladder devices for remote ischemic preconditioning and blood pressure monitoring are disclosed along with various oscillometry-based and other methods for detecting systolic and diastolic blood pressure while the ischemic preconditioning treatment is in progress. The devices and methods of the invention provide for delivery of ischemic preconditioning at... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20100324431 - Determining disease state using an induced load: The present disclosure relates to determining a patient's disease state based at least in pail on obtaining or determining certain underlying characteristics, such as vasotone, venous compliance, or ability of the vascular system to drain venous blood, of the patient's vascular system. The characteristics may be obtained by analyzing changes... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100324432 - Method and device to detect eating, to control artificial gastric stimulation: In a method and device for detecting the intake of food in a subject at least one parameter related to the blood flow and/or perfusion of a blood vessel and/or an organ in the digestive system of a patient is monitored by a sensor attached to, or in, a blood... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100324433 - Medical procedure mat and draping system: A medical procedure mat for supporting a patient. A mat having a cushioned substrate and one or more physiological monitoring lines, the physiological monitoring lines having guided portions along the outer edge of the cushioned substrate, and flexible portions operatively coupled to the guided portions, the flexible portions being adapted... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100324434 - Method and device for assisting in determination of the suitability of a patient for a scan of the patient's heart using an x-ray computer tomograph and method and x-ray computer tomograph for scanning the heart of a patient: A method is disclosed for assisting in determination of the suitability of a patient for a scan of the heart of the patient using an X-ray computer tomograph. In at least one embodiment of the method, a) an electrocardiogram of the patient is recorded; b) the electrocardiogram is evaluated by... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100324435 - Morphology discrimination based on inflection point-related information: A morphology discrimination scheme extracts shape characteristics from cardiac signals and identifies an associated cardiac condition based on the shape characteristics. For example, internal data structures may be updated to match the shape characteristics of a known condition (e.g., a patient's normal sinus rhythm). Similarly acquired shape characteristics obtained in... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100324436 - System, method and computer program product for detection of changes in health status and risk of imminent illness: A method for analysis of cardiac rhythms and the clinical status of a patient, based on calculations of entropy and moments of time series intervals. An optimal determination is made of segments of data that demonstrate statistical homogeneity, specifically with regard to moments and entropy. The invention also involves calculating... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100324438 - Detection of disordered breathing: Devices and methods for detecting disordered breathing involve determining that the patient is asleep and sensing one or more signals associated with disordered breathing indicative of sleep-disordered breathing while the patient is asleep. Sleep-disordered breathing is detected using the sensed signals associated with disordered breathing. The sensed signals associated with... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100324437 - Device and method for assessing physiological parameters: This invention is directed to a device and a method for assessing a subject. The device has at least one impedance measuring element functionally connected to a programmable element, programmed to analyze an impedance measurement, and to provide an assessment of at least one respiratory parameter of the subject. In... Agent: Remenick PLLC

20100324439 - High frequency airway oscillation for exhaled air diagnostics: The present invention relates to noninvasive methods for obtaining exhaled breath condensate (EBC) samples from the airways and lungs of a subject for use in diagnosing various conditions and diseases associated with biomarkers present in EBC, including diagnosis of lung cancer. The methods of the subject invention include generating and/or... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100324441 - Brain-related chronic pain disorder treatment method and apparatus: A method for treating brain-related chronic pain disorders in human subjects includes assessing the brain function of a subject suffering from chronic pain, diagnosing a chronic pain-related abnormal brain condition, and mitigating the abnormal brain activity by applying an electrical stimulation signal to tissues corresponding to at least one area... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100324440 - Real time stimulus triggered by brain state to enhance perception and cognition: An approach is provided for real time stimulus triggered by brain state and includes receiving data that indicates a brain state and a set of one or more stimuli associated with the brain state. Onset of an instance of the brain state is detected in a subject. In response to... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100324442 - Monitoring mechanical heart properties: In a method and system for monitoring mechanical properties of a heart in a subject, multiple cardiogenic impedance values reflective of the impedance of the heart in connection with a transition from inhalation to exhalation in the subject are determined. Correspondingly, multiple cardiogenic impedance values reflective of the impedance of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100324443 - Device and method for measuring reaction time: A manual neurological testing device for measuring a subject's reaction time comprising: a releasable holding member operable to be grasped by the subject; a stimulus device coupled with the releasable holding member, the stimulus device outputting a perceivable stimulus; and a measurement device coupled with the releasable holding member, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100324444 - Mri biopsy targeting grid wall guide: A targeting guide device is configured to support a biopsy device. The guide device comprises a first plate and a second plate. A biopsy device may be supported by either the first plate or the second plate. The targeting guide device is also configured to be secured to a compression... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100324445 - Mri biopsy cylindraceous targeting guide: A biopsy system comprises a biopsy device, a localization grid plate, and a targeting guide. The grid plate is configured to localize part of a patient (e.g., a breast), and defines a plurality of openings. The guide is insertable into a selected opening in the grid plate and comprises a... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100324446 - Telescoping biopsy device: A biopsy device is provided. The device requires a first elongate substantially tubular member that defines a distal end portion and a proximal end portion with a lumen defined therethrough and a second elongate substantially tubular member that is telescopically and slidably disposed within the lumen of the first member.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100324447 - Needle for living body, tissue-sampling device and process for sampling tissue: This invention provides a needle for a living body and a process for sampling a tissue with the needle. The needle and the process are used for harvesting a tissue sample from a living body with minimal damage. The needle is made of ceramics, and is provided with a sampling... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100324448 - Mri biopsy targeting grid with round openings: A biopsy system comprises a biopsy device and a localization grid plate, which is configured to localize part of a patient and defines a plurality of round openings. A probe of the biopsy device and/or other associated other components may be inserted through a selected one of the openings. The... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100324449 - Blood sampling device comprising at least one filter: b

20100324450 - Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components: An apparatus that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at least three fractions in the apparatus. It also provides for a new method of extracting the buffy coat phase from a whole blood sample.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce (biomet)

20100324451 - Blood testing apparatus: Provided is a blood testing apparatus capable of measuring a blood sugar level while keeping the operability, even if the remaining battery life is short. This blood testing apparatus includes a casing (12) having a cylindrical opening cylinder (12b), a blood sensor (22) mounted removably in the opening cylinder (12b)... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100324452 - Tissue penetration device: A moving coil tissue penetration device includes a magnetic source that produces a magnetic field in a magnetically active region. A cylindrical coil is secured to a translation substrate and disposed at least partially within the magnetically active region. A sharpened member is configured to penetrate tissue and mechanically coupled... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100324454 - Deception detection using oculomotor movements: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a rapid, automated, and objective method for using oculomotor measures to determine whether a person is being truthful or deceitful. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention measure a plurality of oculomotor and behavioral dependent measures while a subject reads and responds to... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100324453 - Microprobes: Microprobes for common mode noise reduction are described.... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100324455 - Devices for management of foot injuries and methods of use and manufacture thereof: The present invention provides orthotic devices for use in managing the treatment and prevention of lower extremity injuries, including foot ulcers. In various aspects, the present invention provides foot-worn orthotics which provide for improved compliance monitoring, and methods of their manufacture and use.... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group 12707 High Bluff Drive

20100324456 - Systems and methods for processing limb motion: Control systems and methods are disclosed for processing a time series of signals associated with the movement of a device associated with a limb. The time series of motion signals is filtered, such as thorough an autoregressive filter, and compared to stored data sets representing a limb-motion event and/or phase.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100324457 - Skeletal-muscular position monitoring device: A system is disclosed that records position data for portions of a body as a function of time. The position data can be collected from one or more sensors secured to the body either individually or using a patch. The sensors, in some embodiments, can include stretch sensors that produce... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

  
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20100317913 - Implantable auditory stimulation system and method with offset implanted microphones: An improved implantable auditory stimulation system includes two or more implanted microphones for transcutaneous detection of acoustic signals. Each of the implanted microphones provides an output signal. The microphone output signals may be combinatively utilized by an implanted processor to generate a signal for driving an implanted auditory stimulation device.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100317914 - Optically coupled active ossicular replacement prosthesis: An active ossicular replacement device is configured to couple the malleus to the stapes, and conduct sound through the vibratory structures of the ear in response to the transmitted electromagnetic energy. The electromagnetic energy may comprise light so as to decrease interference from sources of noise external to the user.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100317915 - Focusing board assembly for medical imaging equipment: A focusing board assembly for a medical imaging equipment gives a comfortable feeling mentally or physically by visually getting rid of an oppressive feeling arisen when a patient is in a tunnel-like enclosed space such as MRI or CT for his/her medical examination.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100317917 - Fertility enhancement using lipid carriers and bioactive molecules: The invention relates to a method for enhancing fertilization. Fertilization enhancement is achieved by effectively delivering bioactive molecules with a lipid anchor, (GPI-linked proteins), in the presence of a lipid carrier to the surface of epididymal or ejaculated sperm. The enhanced sperm are used for fertilization via in vitro fertilization... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Wilmington Basil S. Krikelis

20100317916 - Method for relative quantitation of chromosomal dna copy number in single or few cells: The present invention is directed to methods for determining the presence or absence of a genetic defect in an IVF embryo prior to transfer comprising performing real-time PCR and 2−ΔΔCT analyses to determine normalized copy number of at least one invariant locus on at least one chromosome collected from at... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100317918 - Septum attached ventricular support: A method and device are disclosed for treating congestive heart disease. The material of the device is secured to the heart proximate the septal wall. The material covering the ventricles may or may not have the same tension and or compliance. The device can be constructed as a unitary “jacket”... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100317919 - Spectral endoscope and its wavelength calibration method: When using a spectral endoscope, the spectral characteristic can be precisely set to be suitable for use conditions. There is provided a spectral endoscope (1) comprising: a channel (3) arranged along a longitudinal direction in an insertion unit to be inserted into a body cavity; an image pickup section (8)... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100317920 - Endoscope apparatus and program: An endoscope apparatus includes: an imaging portion imaging a subject to generate image data; a designation portion designating a position in an image based on the image data; an image processing portion processing the image data such that an enlarged image obtained by enlarging an image in a second region... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100317921 - Balloon expandable intravascular basket catheter: The invention provides balloon-expandable intravascular basket-style catheters optimized for efficient interrogation of blood vessel walls. Related diagnostic systems and methods are also provided.... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100317922 - Endoscope system: An object is to provide an endoscope system that is capable of cooling photoelectric conversion devices provided in an inserted portion while suppressing an increase in an outer diameter of the inserted portion. An endoscope system employed includes a long, thin inserted portion; photoelectric conversion devices that are mounted at... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100317923 - Endoscope system, endoscope, and driving method: An endoscope includes an elongated tube. An objective lens system is disposed in the elongated tube, for passing image light from an object. A fiber optic image guide includes plural optical fibers bundled together, has a distal tip, is inserted through the elongated tube, for transmitting the image light focused... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100317924 - Digital image data collection apparatus system and method: To provide additional capabilities when utilizing an otoscope apparatus, an attachment device is provided for digitally capturing medical data for ears, nose and throat patients. The device is implemented as an attachment to an otoscope, which replaces the wide angle viewing lens of the instrument head, for the purpose of... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

20100317925 - Suction-assisted tissue stabilizers: Suction assisted tissue stabilizers that include portions that deflect when force is applied thereto and return to their initial shape when the force is removed.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100317926 - Suction-based tissue manipulator: A surgical assembly including a flexible shell that defines a flexible sheet-like structure with a major top wall opposite a major bottom wall. The top wall is impermeable to air flow therethrough and has a first set of holes that allow for air flow therethrough. The bottom wall is impermeable... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100317927 - Hands free use of a balfour blade: A self retaining adaptor enables hands free use of a balfour retractor blade. An elongated element includes a proximal end and a distal end. The elongated element includes an intermediate portion extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The intermediate portion has a predetermined width with an elongated... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100317928 - Retractor with integrated light source: A surgical retractor that comprises an integrated light source for creating a working space for the access of dissecting instruments employed during an open surgical procedure is described. The retractor is of the type that comprises two elongated arms mechanically connected by a pivot that allows the retractor to move... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100317930 - Apparatuses and methods for evaluating a person for a sleep system: A method for evaluating a person for a sleep system, the method including: while the person is not positioned on an evaluating member, adjusting a pressure of a comfort layer inflatable member disposed within a comfort layer of the evaluating member to an initial comfort value; positioning the person on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100317929 - Implantable medical devices with piezoelectric anchoring member: Methods, systems, and apparatus for powering and/or recharging medical devices implanted within the body are described. An illustrative implantable medical device includes a housing having an internal cavity and a flexible anchor assembly that is coupled to the housing. The flexible anchor assembly includes a first electrical conductor, a second... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100317934 - Health monitoring device and human electric signal processing method: A health monitoring device is provided and includes a detecting unit for detecting a first electric signal from a human body and a processing unit for performing the following steps: receiving the first electric signal; performing wavelet transform on the first electric signal, to filter frequency bands thereof which include... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100317933 - Medical system, apparatus and method: According to some embodiments, there is provided a medical monitoring device that includes one or more sensors, wherein a sensor is adapted to sense a parameter of a patient and computator adapted to receive an output of at least one sensor and to compute a condition-index-value directly related to a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100317931 - Method, device and computer program product for monitoring a subject: A method, device, and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a subject is disclosed. A first plurality of physiological signals are acquired from the subject and a second plurality of signal parameters are determined based on the first plurality of physiological signals. Relevant signal information is selected... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100317932 - Respiratory function measuring apparatus: A respiratory function measuring apparatus includes: a first sensor configured to detect an invasive blood pressure; a second sensor configured to measure frequency of at least one of a heart beat and a respiration; and a controller configured to extract a respiratory function signal from the invasive blood pressure detected... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100317935 - 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

20100317940 - Absolute calibrated tissue oxygen saturation and total hemoglobin volume fraction: A medical device for monitoring a patient condition includes a sensor capable of being advanced transvascularly to be positioned along a volume of tissue, the sensor including a first combination of a light source and a light detector to emit light into a volume of tissue and to detect light... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317941 - Absolute calibrated tissue oxygen saturation and total hemoglobin volume fraction: A medical device for monitoring a patient condition includes a first combination of a light source and a light detector to emit light into a volume of tissue, detect light scattered by the volume of tissue, and provide a first output signal corresponding to an intensity of the detected light.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317943 - Active noise cancellation in an optical sensor signal: A medical device system and associated method are used for monitoring tissue oxygenation. An optical sensor produces a signal corresponding to tissue light attenuation. A processor receives the optical sensor signal and computes a first measure of light attenuation at a first light wavelength and a second measure of light... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317938 - Device and method for monitoring of absolute oxygen saturation and tissue hemoglobin concentration: A method and medical device for detecting signals that detects emitted light scattered by a volume of tissue delivered along a first pathway at a plurality of wavelengths to generate corresponding first detected light intensity output signals, detects emitted light scattered by the volume of tissue delivered along a second... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317939 - Device and method for monitoring of absolute oxygen saturation and tissue hemoglobin concentration: A method and medical device for detecting signals that detects emitted light scattered by a volume of tissue delivered along a first pathway and a second pathway different from the first pathway, detects emitted light scattered by a volume of tissue delivered along a third pathway and a fourth pathway... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317937 - Device and method for monitoring of absolute oxygen saturation and total hemoglobin concentration: A medical device for monitoring of oxygen saturation includes an optical sensor adapted for positioning adjacent to a tissue volume. The optical sensor has a light emitting portion capable of emitting light at a plurality of wavelengths and a light detecting portion capable of generating an electrical output signal corresponding... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317936 - Disposable components for reusable physiological sensor: A sensor cartridge according to embodiments of the disclosure is capable of being used with a non-invasive physiological sensor. Certain embodiments of the sensor cartridge protect the sensor from damage, such as damage due to repeated use, reduce the need for sensor sanitization, or both. Further, embodiments of the sensor... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100317944 - Rocker-chute type finger-clipped oximeter: The present invention discloses a finger-clipped oximeter comprising an upper case (2) and a lower case (1), wherein one of the upper case (2) and the lower case (1) is provided with a guide post (12) which enables the upper case (2) and the lower case (1) to depart from... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100317942 - Tissue oxygenation monitoring in heart failure: A medical device system and associated method are used for monitoring a heart failure patient. A medical device for monitoring delivery of a therapy includes a sensor sensing an optical sensor signal corresponding to light attenuation by a volume of body tissue of a patient, a therapy delivery module to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317945 - cuff for determining a physiological parameter: The invention relates to a cuff (20) for determining a physiological parameter, said cuff comprising a photoplethysmograph arranged with an emitter (6) for emitting a radiation in a direction of a tissue to be investigated, a detector (5) for detecting the radiation from the tissue and an inflatable bladder (8)... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP

20100317946 - Shock reduction using absolute calibrated tissue oxygen saturation and total hemoglobin volume fraction: An implantable medical device for detecting and treating an arrhythmia includes an optical sensor adapted for positioning adjacent to a blood-perfused tissue volume. In one embodiment for controlling arrhythmia therapies delivered by the device, the optical sensor is controlled to emit light in response to detecting an arrhythmia, detect light... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317947 - Tissue oxygenation monitoring in heart failure: A medical device system and associated method control the delivery of a therapy to a patient. The system includes an activity sensor and detects a change in activity level of the patient. The system further include an optical sensor to sense signal corresponding to tissue light attenuation. The system computes... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100317948 - Photocatalytic implant having a sensor: An implant comprises a photocatalytic layer on at least one surface and is adapted to act as a sensor. In some embodiments, the photocatalytic layer is a semiconductor oxide that is doped. According to some embodiments, the implant comprises a wave guide. According to some embodiments the implant comprises a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100317949 - Optical coupler for non-invasive spectrophotometric patient monitoring: Flexible, low-cost, physically robust optical coupling patches for use in spectrophotometric patient monitoring, and methods of fabrication thereof, are described. The optical coupling patch comprises a flexible base layer having a skin-contacting surface and a first aperture formed therethrough that establishes an optical interface with a skin surface when the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100317950 - Device, method, and graphical user interface for searching, filtering and displaying event-aligned information sets related to diabetes: A device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying diabetes related information sets aligned by the occurrence of a particular event are disclosed. After receiving a request for an event-aligned display of diabetes related information based on an event, a search for a plurality of tagged occurrences of the event... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100317953 - Medical devices and methods of using the same: Medical devices having restrictive access, and methods thereof are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100317952 - Methods for reducing false hypoglycemia alarm occurrence: A system and method for reducing the number of hypoglycemic alarms presented to a user is presented. The system and methods include use of model based state estimation and variable-delayed threshold values to balance the risk of not presenting an alarm caused by an actual hypoglycemic state with the presentation... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20100317951 - Portable handheld medical diagnostic devices with color-changing indicator: A portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes a housing forming a protective enclosure. A main circuit board is located in the protective enclosure. The main circuit board includes a controller facilitating a physiologic measurement. A display device is connected to the main circuit board that displays information related to the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100317954 - Conductive elastic band: Provided is a conductive elastic band that can obtain vital information in smart clothes, wearable computers, or bio-shirts, can transfer the obtained vital information externally through a communication network, and can be applied to various kinds of fabrics and clothes while maintaining conductivity and flexibility in shape. The conductive elastic... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100317955 - Implantable electronic devices for detecting hypoglycaemia using eeg signals: Apparatus for capturing EEG signals comprising an implantable signal capture unit (34) connected to a proximal end of at least one implantable electrode (32) is implanted by passing a tubular guide sheath (24,26) along a subcutaneous path from an implantation site, passing the distal end of a said electrode through... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100317956 - Nerve monitoring device: A nerve monitoring device, including a cannula, a sensor for monitoring a nerve, and an optional support element, can be inserted into an anatomic space. The cannula, sensor and/or support element can automatically conform to and match the geometry of the anatomic space, which can enhance desired contact between the... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100317957 - Three-dimensional wearable electrode set: A three-dimensional (3D) wearable electrode set for a human body is provided. The 3D wearable electrode set comprises an integrative first ring electrode and an integrative second ring electrode. The integrative first ring electrode has a conductive layer and a ring basis, and the integrative second ring electrode also has... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100317958 - Integrated wireless patch for physiological monitoring: A sensor system in accordance with the present invention comprises a plane member, a plurality of electrodes within the plane member, adapted to contact a human body to detect and monitor human generated voltages. The sensor can be applied to monitor a variety of applications relating to health, disease progression,... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100317959 - Magnetic resonance imaging using hyperpolarization of liquids or solids by light with orbital angular momentum: In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), selected magnetic dipoles in a subject are aligned with a main magnetic field for later manipulation, and signals received after such manipulations are used to create image representations of the subject. One drawback is that even powerful magnetic fields can only align a very small... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100317961 - Mri-guided devices and mri-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time: An MRI-guided medical device includes an elongated sheath, an elongated dilator, and an elongated needle. The sheath has a distal end, an opposite proximal end, and a central lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The sheath comprises MRI-compatible material and includes a tracking member located adjacent to the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100317962 - Mri-guided devices and mri-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time: An MRI-compatible catheter includes an elongated flexible shaft having opposite distal and proximal end portions. A handle is attached to the proximal end portion and includes an actuator in communication with the shaft distal end portion that is configured to articulate the shaft distal end portion. The distal end portion... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100317960 - Thermotherapy device and method to implement thermotherapy: A thermotherapy device has a transmitter, a receiver and a processing unit. The transmitter is designed to emit a high-energy radiation in a treatment region of a patient. The high-energy radiation exhibits a power that is suitable for thermotherapy. The receiver is designed to detect a sound signal that is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100317964 - Biopsy guidance by electromagnetic tracking and photonic needle: A system for providing integrated guidance for positioning a needle in a body has two levels of guidance: a coarse guidance and a fine guidance. The system comprises a non-invasive tracking system (400) for tracing the biopsy device (100) in the body, for providing the coarse guidance. Furthermore, the system... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100317963 - Endoscopic ultrasound-guided stent placement device and method: A system and method for ultrasound-guided placement of a stent are provided. The system includes an echogenic cannula element that may include an echogenically-enhanced cannula that may be embodied as a piercing-tipped needle and/or an echogenically-enhanced stylet, where an echogenically-enhanced cannula element portion is near the distal cannula end. A... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100317965 - Virtual measurement tool for minimally invasive surgery: Robotic and/or measurement devices, systems, and methods for telesurgical and other applications employ input devices operatively coupled to tools so as to allow a system user to manipulate tissues and other structures being measured. The system may make use of three dimensional position information from stereoscopic images. Two or more... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100317966 - Hybrid-multimodal magneto-optical contrast markers: A contrast marker for use in imaging applications, wherein the marker is sensitive to an applied magnetic field through the formation of radical pair species and wherein the marker is independently magnetically sensitive, optically sensitive, and magneto-optically sensitive.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100317967 - Computer assisted therapy monitoring: A computer assisted therapy apparatus (100) uses data from functional medical imaging examinations of a patient to evaluate the response of a patient to an applied therapy. A lesion tracker (112) tracks lesion(s) detected in the medical imaging examinations, and a lesion quantifier (114) generates quantitative information indicative of functional... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100317968 - Systems and methods for real-time tracking of targets in radiation therapy and other medical applications: Systems and methods for tracking targets in real time for radiation therapy and other applications. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting position information of a marker implanted within a patient at a site relative to the target at a time tn, and providing an objective output indicative of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100317969 - Nasolacrimal duct probing, intubating and irrigating device: A device and method for performing probing and intubation of the nasolacrimal system includes a tubular probe through which a tracer fluid is injected and collected in the nasal cavity to verify that the tip of the probe has passed through an obstruction and reached the nasal cavity. A sleeve... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20100317970 - Gas supersaturation monitoring: A system and method include generating at least one bubble in tissue using ultrasound. The at least one bubble generated is detected and correlated to gas saturation of the tissue.... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100317971 - 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

20100317972 - Ultrasound transducer with improved acoustic performance: A system for improving the acoustic performance of an ultrasound transducer by reducing artifacts within the acoustic spectrum is disclosed. The system includes an acoustic layer having an array of acoustic elements, a dematching layer coupled to the acoustic layer and having an acoustic impedance greater than an acoustic impedance... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100317973 - Device and method for vascular re-entry: In a method for re-entry from extraluminal space into the central lumen of a vessel, a guidewire is advanced into the extraluminal space of the vessel, and then a directional catheter is advanced over the guidewire through the extraluminal space. Thereafter, the guidewire is removed from the directional catheter, an... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Flowcardia, Inc.

20100317974 - Detection of vulnerable plaques by raman spectroscopy: An apparatus and method of use for detecting vulnerable plaque (VP) in arterial walls is provided. The method includes measuring whether the Raman spectrum of adipose (lipid) tissue signal is present in a Raman signal from aortic intimal wall tissue. The Raman vibration modes for VP are strong bands at... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. / Cuny Research Foundation Of The City University Of New

20100317975 - Method and system of spectrally encoded imaging: A spectrally encoded imaging device having a light transmission path arrangement which propagates light to illuminate a target object, a light collection path arrangement having a light collection waveguide which propagates a spectrally encoded portion of the light from the target object to a detector which forms an image of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100317976 - Device and process for calculating new indices of arterial stiffness, and/or for stroke volume monitoring: A process for calculating an indice of arterial stiffness, including the step of extracting pulse wave analysis data from a recorded pressure of an artery, the recorded pressure is recorded as a function of time, the indice being calculated as a function of the extracted data, and the extracted pulse... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100317977 - Implantable medical device with internal piezoelectric energy harvesting: Methods, systems, and apparatus for powering and/or recharging medical devices implanted within the body are described. An illustrative power generation module disposable within the interior space of an implantable medical device includes a module body that defines an interior cavity as well as a flexible diaphragm that spans the interior... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100317978 - Implantable medical device housing modified for piezoelectric energy harvesting: Methods, systems, and apparatus for powering and/or recharging medical devices implanted within the body are described. An illustrative implantable sensor for sensing one or more physiologic parameters within a body lumen includes a housing having an exterior wall that has an inner surface and an outer surface and that defines... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100317979 - Methods for non-invasively monitoring health: The time between heartbeats is measured over a series of such heartbeats. The time interval between two successive events is calculated and stored as a first array. The time difference between adjacent heartbeat intervals is also calculated from the first array and recorded as a differential array. The differential array... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20100317981 - Catheter tip positioning method: A computer-based method for positioning an endovascular device in or near the heart using electrocardiogram (ECG) signals is provided. The computer-based method includes receiving an endovascular ECG signal, associated with an endovascular device, including a plurality of waveforms, each waveform having at least a P-wave component, processing the endovascular ECG... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100317980 - Method and device for using a physiological parameter to express evolution: A method for presenting a bioorganism's evolutionary passage through at least a portion of its life, by reference to a selected physiological parameter emanating from the bioorganism, as an alternative to use of conventional horology, which includes selecting a physiological parameter specific to the bioorganism itself, one which continuously and... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100317982 - Module and device for discerning therapeutic signals from noise in physiological data: A data acquisition module for use in monitoring a plurality of physiological signals is disclosed herein. The data acquisition module may include a first signal processing path for biopotential data, a second signal processing path for therapeutic event data, and a processing unit that receives and processes the data from... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100317983 - Method for quantitative assessment of cardiac electrical events: Systems and methods for characterizing aspects of an electrocardiogram signal are presented, wherein primary and secondary analysis schemas are utilized to determine the timing of the end of a signal wave, such as a descending Twave, with precision. In one embodiment, the primary analysis schema involves comparing voltage amplitudes within... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100317984 - Tachyarrhythmia detection using dynamic duration: An apparatus comprises an implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to produce a sensed cardiac signal representative of cardiac activity of a subject and a controller communicatively coupled to the cardiac signal sensing circuit. The controller includes a sensing module configured to detect a cardiac depolarization using the sensed cardiac... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100317985 - System for quantitative assessment of cardiac electrical events: Systems and methods for characterizing aspects of an electrocardiogram signal are presented, wherein primary and secondary analysis schemas are utilized to determine the timing of the end of a signal wave, such as a descending Twave, with precision. In one embodiment, the primary analysis schema involves comparing voltage amplitudes within... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100317986 - Capnography device and method: There is provided a method for dynamically determining a breath related parameter, which includes averaging a breath related parameter over a first period of time, calculating a breath related value over a second period of time and adapting the duration of the first period of time according to the calculated... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100317987 - Bite block: A bite block includes: a first wall defining a hole into which a conduit pipe is to be inserted; a second wall surrounding the first wall to define a flow path with the first wall; and a sample port communicating with the flow path.... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100317988 - Activation apparatus, method, and computer program for brainwave interface system: A brain wave interface (IF) is started up using user's brain wave signals. A brain wave IF system comprises a brain wave measuring portion for measuring brain wave signals, a function controlling portion which analyzes an event-related potential contained in brain signals and outputs a function control signal for controlling... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100317989 - Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assesments with pressure monitoring: Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments of neural tissue including nerve pathology monitoring which may or may not be augmented by adding the ability to assess or monitor the pressure being exerted upon a nerve or nerve root before, during and/or after retraction.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100317993 - Biopsy targeting cube with angled interface: A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a probe and other components, which selectively couple with a targeting cube that is configured to selectively couple with a grid plate having apertures for receiving the targeting cube.... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317991 - Biopsy targeting cube with elastomeric body: A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a holster portion and a probe. The probe and/or other associated components are configured to selectively couple with a targeting cube that is configured to selectively couple with a... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317990 - Biopsy targeting cube with elastomeric edges: A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a holster portion and a probe. The probe and/or other associated components are configured to selectively couple with a targeting cube that is configured to selectively couple with a... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317994 - Biopsy targeting cube with living hinges: A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a holster portion and a probe. The probe and/or other associated components are configured to selectively couple with a targeting cube, where the targeting cube is configured to selectively... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317992 - Biopsy targeting cube with malleable members: A biopsy system comprises a control module, a localization assembly, a biopsy device, and a targeting cube. The biopsy device comprises a probe and other components, which selectively couple with a targeting cube that is configured to selectively couple with a grid plate having apertures for receiving the targeting cube.... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317995 - Method of tetherless biopsy device operation: A method of biopsy device operation comprises rotating a first rotating member at a first rotational speed to rotate a cutter. A second rotating member is rotated at a second rotational speed to translate the cutter. The first and second members are rotated simultaneously and in the same direction. The... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317997 - Tetherless biopsy device with reusable portion: A biopsy device comprises a body, a needle, and a cutter actuation mechanism. The needle extends distally from the body. The cutter actuation mechanism rotates and translates the cutter relative to the body and relative to the needle. The cutter has an overmold presenting a lead screw and a hex... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317996 - Ultrasound-navigable barbed biopsy device and method: A tissue sampling system includes an elongate flexible needle sheath with a lumen disposed longitudinally therethrough. A needle may be slidably disposed through the needle sheath and include an elongate flexible shaft body configured to pass through a working channel of an endoscope, with an outer cannula disposed at a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100317998 - Valve mechanism for tetherless biopsy device: A biopsy device comprises a body, a needle, a cutter, and a shuttle valve slider. The needle has a first lumen and a second lumen. The cutter translates relative to the needle. The shuttle valve slider translates in response to translation of the cutter. The shuttle valve slider vents the... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100317999 - Non-reusable collection device for bodily fluids: A non-reusable device for collecting bodily fluids such as vascular blood from a patient, the device being configured for example to receive a blood collection tube and having a retractable needle attached to a rearwardly biased needle holder that is constrained prior to needle retraction by a rotatably mounted lug... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20100318001 - Medical guidewire: Provided is a guidewire including a core shaft, an outer flexible tube, and an inner flexible tube that surrounds a distal end portion of the core shaft. The inner flexible tube is disposed in the outer flexible tube so that a distal end thereof is positioned between the distal end... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100318000 - Sensor guide wire: The present invention relates to a sensor guide wire for intravascular measurements of physiological variables in a living body, having a proximal shaft region, a flexible region and a distal sensor region. The sensor guide wire comprises, a sensor element provided in the sensor region, for measuring the physiological variable... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100312038 - Electromagnetic pose sensing of hdr brachytherapy applicator: An implantable applicator (10) has at least one guide channel (12) for guiding a radioactive seed or source (66) to a target region. A plurality of imageable fiducials (40) are configured for attachment to the patient adjacent the target region. Electromagnetic sensors (18, 20, 22, 20′, 42) are mounted to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100312039 - Infusion system configurations: Infusion system configurations and assemblies facilitate routing of infusion circuit tubing lines. Tubing lines are routed into and out from compartments of a shielding assembly for the infusion system, at locations which prevent kinking and/or crushing of the lines, and/or provide for ease in assembling the circuit. A plurality of... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100312040 - Optically coupled acoustic middle ear implant systems and methods: An assembly comprising a sound transducer can be implanted in the middle ear in a manner that simplifies surgery. The assembly may comprise a narrow cross-sectional profile such that the assembly can be positioned in the middle ear through an incision in the eardrum, for example without cutting bone. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100312041 - Method of presenting audible and visual cues for synchronizing the breathing cycle with an external timing reference for purposes of synchronizing the heart rate variability cycle with the breathing cycle: The invention consists of a broad method of presenting audible, visual, and sensory cues for synchronizing the breathing cycle with an external timing reference for purposes of synchronizing the heart rate variability cycle with the breathing cycle, thereby achieving coherence of the heart rate variability cycle. A family of audible,... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20100312042 - Therapeutic music and media delivery system: A system and method for delivering therapeutic content to patients wherein a playlist is defined for each patient and includes prescribed content conforming to respective patient tastes and activities of daily living (ADL) schedules, including at least one time period for receiving therapeutic content.... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20100312044 - Implantable article and method: An implantable article and method of use are disclosed to treat urological disorders. The biocompatible device includes a sling assembly configured to be minimally invasive and provide sufficient support to the target site. In addition, the configuration of the sling assembly also allows the position of the sling to be... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100312043 - Synthetic graft for soft tissue repair: An implant includes a support member having a first portion and a second portion. The support member is configured to be in contact with a wall of a vagina of a patient. The first portion defines apertures having a first size. The second portion defines at least one aperture having... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global

20100312045 - Polypeptides comprising an ice-binding activity: The present invention relates to novel polypeptides comprising an ice-binding capability resulting in an ice crystal formation and/or growth reducing or inhibiting activity. The present invention also relates to an edible product and to a solid support comprising the novel polypeptide. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to a method... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100312048 - apparatus for treating gerd: An implantable device for the treatment of acid reflux disease has a body including an outer surface adapted to rest against a patient's fundus wall. The device, when implanted in a patient, fills a volume in the patient's abdomen in the cardia area and above the cardia of the patient,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312049 - Apparatus for treating obesity: An volume filling device for treatment of obesity is placed outside the stomach wall of the patient to reduce the inner volume of the stomach, thereby affecting the patient's appetite. By providing the volume filling device outside the stomach wall, contact with stomach acids is avoided, thereby increasing the life... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312046 - Assembly and method for automatically controlling pressure for a gastric band: An elastic bladder is provided that is in constant fluid communication with the expandable balloon portion of a gastric band in order to automatically and continuously adjust the gastric band. The fluid pressure between the bladder and the balloon portion of the gastric band automatically and continuously adjusts so that... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100312050 - Method and instrument for treating obesity: A surgical or laparoscopic method of treating obesity of a patient using a device adapted to stretch a portion of the stomach wall of said patient. The method comprising the steps of: cutting a hole in the abdominal wall of said patient, dissecting an area around the stomach, placing said... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312051 - Method for treating stress urinary incontinence and symptomatic pelvic relaxation: The invention relates to a method, anchors, mesh, tools, and kits for surgical procedures. The anchors are implanted in soft-tissue. Once implanted, a surgeon can manipulate an implantable supportive mesh, particularly the tension, through the same incision that the anchors were implanted. The anchors permit micro-adjustments to the tension. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100312047 - Methods and instruments for treating obesity: The invention relates surgical abdominal methods of treating obesity in a patient by implanting a volume filling device that, when implanted in a patient, reduces the food cavity in size by a volume substantially exceeding the volume of the volume filling device. Also disclosed is a laparoscopic instrument for providing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312052 - Anatomical augmentation device: An anatomical augmentation device configured to augment a tubular member of a human body includes an inflatable bladder, a support coupled to the inflatable bladder, and a pump coupleable with the inflatable bladder. The support includes a first connection line and a second connection line that are each attachable to... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100312053 - Resectoscopic device and method: A surgical instrument has a channel dimensioned to receive a viewing instrument and enable the viewing instrument to be moved to or from a position near an optically transparent portion of a blunt, enclosed distal end of a shaft to provide unobstructed viewing through the distal end, and a position... Agent: Weitzman Law Offices, LLC

20100312054 - Prostatic tissue removal and/or prostatic capsulotomy for treatment of conditions: Apparatus and methods are provided including identifying a subject as suffering from a disorder of an organ of the subject. In response to the identifying, a shaft is inserted into the organ, not via a natural lumen of the subject. Using a laser beam emitted from a distal portion of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100312055 - Endoscope combined deflection control and lock: An endoscope including a shaft having a deflectable distal end; a handle at a proximal end of the shaft; and a deflection control connected to the distal end. The deflection control includes a combined lock and deflection control member at the handle. The control member is adapted to be moved... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100312056 - Endoscope shaft: An endoscope including a control section; and a shaft extending from the control section. The shaft includes a frame including a one-piece tube. The tube includes a plurality of slots into the tube along at least one length of the tube to form spaced sections on opposite sides of each... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100312057 - Illumination optical system for endoscopes: An illumination optical system for endoscopes, which is used by combining the llumination optical system with an objective optical system, where the objective optical system can observe a predetermined area at least ranging from the lateral direction to the backward direction with respect to the longitudinal direction of an endoscope... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100312058 - Endoscopic apparatus and endoscopic image obtainment method: When a wavelength set for a spectral estimation image is set through an input means, ON/OFF of light emitting devices is controlled based on the set wavelength set. Further, an endoscopic image of a subject illuminated with light of a predetermined wavelength band or bands is obtained by a scope.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100312059 - Laryngoscope: Disclosed is a laryngoscope comprising a handle and an insertion section which extends from the handle, wherein the insertion section comprises a tube guide for retaining and guiding an endotracheal tube during intubation, wherein the handle comprises at least one external tube engaging formation, such as a tube guiding member... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312060 - Interlocking seal components: Methods and devices are provided to allow for easy customization of a surgical access device by an end user. In one exemplary embodiment a surgical access device is provided that includes a plurality of elongate seal elements that are configured to form a sealed configuration between a surgical site and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312061 - 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. A surgical access device can be configured to be positioned in tissue to provide access through a working channel of the access device to a body cavity underlying the tissue. The access device can include a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312063 - Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity using a surgical access device with modular seal components: Methods and devices are provided for providing access through tissue to a surgical site. In one embodiment, a surgical access device can include a hollow tubular member and a modular seal member. The modular seal member can be configured to radially span a lumen of the tubular member and can... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312062 - Multi-planar obturator with foldable retractor: Various methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access to a body cavity using a surgical access device that can include an elongate flexible member having proximal and distal ends and a sidewall extending therebetween. The elongate flexible member can be movable between a first position in which the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312064 - Retractor with integrated wound closure: Methods and devices are provided to allow the same component used to access a surgical site to assist in closing the surgical opening in which it was disposed. In one exemplary embodiment a flexible retractor is provided that includes proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therethrough. A wound... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312065 - Active seal components: Methods and devices are provided to allow for easy manipulation of a configuration and/or an orientation of seal elements of a surgical access device by an end user. In one exemplary embodiment a surgical access device is provided that includes a retractor configured to be positioned within a surgical incision... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312066 - Inflatable retractor with insufflation: Various methods and devices are provided for accessing a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided and includes an elongate member having a proximal support member configured to rest against an external tissue surface, a flexible elongate central portion extending distally from the proximal support member... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312067 - Surgical hand access apparatus: A surgical access apparatus adaptable to permit the sealed insertion of either the surgeon's hand and/or surgical instruments during laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures includes an access member having a passageway therethrough and first and second seal members mounted across'the passageway. The first seal includes an inner seal portion and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100312068 - Surgical retractor: The surgical retractor of the present invention includes a proximal base frame having an opening for overlying an operative site on a patient. A plurality of tissue engaging retractor blades are arrayed and disposed about and extend downwardly from the frame about a central axis of the opening to distal... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20100312069 - Retractor: Apparatus for use in an operating theatre equipped with a surgical table, comprises a lifting frame (12) attachable to the surgical table and adapted for lifting a body part of a subject undergoing a surgical procedure upon the surgical table, and comprising an upright support post (18) incorporating a jack... Agent: Winstead PC

20100312070 - Artificial intelligence and device for diagnosis, screening, prevention and treatment of materno-fetal conditions: The present invention relates to a time-oriented artificial intelligence system to handle any diagnostic screening or treatment of complications or risks throughout pregnancy. A user can insert a problem or query relating to clinical case management during a pregnancy and receive case oriented output guiding the management of the case... Agent: Hunton & Williams/new York Intellectual Property Dept.

20100312074 - Body composition monitor: A body composition monitor of the present invention includes means for inputting a reference value of a body composition component, means for inputting a measurement value of the body composition component, body composition comparison means for comparing the reference value and the measurement value so as to determine a body... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100312071 - Capacitive sensing and communicating: A device (100) which is placeable on or close to a human or animal body has at least a sensing unit (105) configured to capacitively sense a physiological signal from the human or animal body and capacitively communicate a body coupled communication signal. As sensing and body coupled communication capabilities... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100312072 - Method and system for detecting and grading prostate cancer: A method of estimating a grade of a prostate cancer from zinc data associated with the prostate, the zinc data being arranged gridwise in a plurality of picture-elements representing a zinc map of the prostate. The method comprises, clustering the zinc map according to zinc levels associated with the picture-elements,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100312073 - Method of predicting pain medication efficacy: A predictive method that aims at matching a specific pain medication, particularly of the SNRI type, to a specific patient is disclosed. In accordance with the predictive method, DNIC pain modulation is first performed on the patient who is about to receive a pain medication treatment. The results of the... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20100312076 - Pop box methods and systems for assessing risk of pressure related skin injury and determining a recommended treatment thereof: A system or method for assessing a patient for pressure related skin injury risk and recommended treatment including measuring extrinsic and intrinsic skin pressure of the patient and assigning a rating responsive to the skin pressure measurement, measuring oxygenation of the patient and assigning a rating responsive to the oxygenation... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.

20100312075 - Signal processing techniques for aiding the interpretation of respiration signals: According to embodiments, a respiration signal may be processed to normalize respiratory feature values in order to improve and/or simplify the interpretation and subsequent analysis of the signal. Data indicative of a signal may be received at a sensor and may be used to generate a respiration signal. Signal peaks... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100312077 - Capsule propulsion device and propulsion method: A capsule propulsion device has: at least one acoustic streaming generator for generating acoustic streaming as a flow of the a medium in a space; a control unit for driving and controlling the acoustic streaming generator; and a distance obtaining unit for obtaining an object distance between the acoustic streaming... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100312078 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100312081 - Implantable tissue ischemia sensor: An implantable ischemia detection system in which a white LED (105) produces a continuous, visible, broadband light illuminating a target site (125). Light backscattered by the target is collected by a sensor (155), allowing for an index of ischemia to be determined, and subsequently transmitted by a sending unit (167).... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100312079 - Oximetry with remote display: A device includes a first sensor coupler that is configured to receive a first input signal from a first sensor. The first input signal corresponds to a first physiological parameter and is based on optical excitation of a tissue. The device includes a processor coupled to the first sensor coupler.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100312080 - Regional oximetry analog front end: An apparatus includes a first amplifier having a first input coupled to a first optical detector. The first amplifier includes a first output corresponding to a logarithm of the first input. The apparatus includes a second amplifier having a second input coupled to a second optical detector and having a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100312082 - Embeddable modules for measuring blood glucose levels: An embeddable module for measuring a blood glucose level may be embedded in an external host and may comprise a host interface, a microcontroller, an ASIC, a temperature measuring element, and a measurement strip port. The host interface may permit electrical communication between the host and the microcontroller. The microcontroller... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100312085 - Method and apparatus for providing power management in data communication systems: A blood glucose meter having a compact housing, a display unit disposed on the housing, the display unit including a display light source to illuminate the display unit, an input unit disposed on the housing, the input unit configured to provide input functions for the blood glucose meter, and a... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100312083 - System for monitoring glucose and measuring wattage: A computerized system for monitoring information related to the power being generated by a user and blood glucose levels of the user, the system comprising: a shoe worn by the user, an electronic force sensor associated with the shoe, and a computer electronically coupled to the force sensor.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100312084 - Systems and methods for lumbar cerebrospinal fluid access and treatment: A system and method for accessing and treating the cerebrospinal fluid with a multilumen catheter configured for placement along a cerebrospinal fluid pathway and a subcutaneous, dual reservoir/pump. The subcutaneous dual reservoir/pump allows simultaneous, bidirectional cerebrospinal fluid access and cerebrospinal fluid exchange. The two chambers prevent mixing of newly treated... Agent: Milan Radojicic

20100312086 - Chamber location method: A system for mapping electrical activity of a patient's heart. The system includes a set of electrodes spaced from the heart wall and a set of electrodes in contact with the heart wall. Voltage measurements from the electrodes are used to generate three-dimensional and two-dimensional maps of the electrical activity... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100312087 - Non-contact ultrasound measurement device: A non-contact ultrasound measurement device comprises: a first unit including an ultrasound transducer adapted to transmit and receives an ultrasonic wave in a non-contact manner with respect to an object to be examined, the first unit being adapted to process an output signal from the transducer and measure a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100312088 - Systems and methods for detecting labor conditions via electromagnetic field disturbances: A system may detect a labor condition in a laboring patient. The system may include an electromagnetic field generating unit, an electromagnetic field sensing unit, and a processing unit. The electromagnetic field generating unit may be operable to create an electromagnetic field about the laboring patient. The electromagnetic field sensing... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100312089 - Method and system for marker localization: A method and system for locating a source of a signal. The source may be a wireless marker that is implanted in an object, such as a human body. The signal generated by the marker is a magnetic field. The location system uses an array of sensors to measure the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100312090 - Atherosclerosis risk assessment by projected volumes and areas of plaque components: A novel technique directed toward risk assessment of a patient's plaque vulnerability, wherein clinical events may be caused by internal plaque components affecting a lumen within an artery. A surface area projection or shadow of one or more plaque components onto a lumen can be measured and assessed. Optionally, a... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M. Anderson

20100312091 - Magnetic resonance safety monitoring systems and methods: A magnetic resonance method comprises applying a radio frequency excitation in an examination region (14), measuring a magnetic resonance signal generated by the applied radio frequency excitation in a subject (16) in the examination region, monitoring a radio frequency parameter during the applying, and evaluating subject safety based on the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100312093 - Combined apparatus for imaging the inner part of a body, and method thereof: A combined apparatus for diagnostic imaging an inner part of a body, the apparatus including at least a device for imaging and displaying images according to at least two types of beams, waves or signals transmitted toward a body or a part of the body to be examined, the device... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100312097 - Hybridized optical-mri method and device for molecular dynamic monitoring of in vivo response to disease treatment: An apparatus for providing physiological information from an organism in disease diagnosis and treatment monitoring, for use in an MRI instrument. The apparatus operates on the concept of hybridized magneto-optical sensitivity. The MRI includes an MRI scanner and a controller for controlling the MRI scanner. The MRI scanner provides a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100312092 - Method and system for vascular elastography: The method for vascular elastography comprises: i) obtaining a sequence of radio-frequency (RF) images including pre-tissue-motion and post-tissue-motion images in digital form of a vessel delimited by a vascular wall; the pre-tissue-motion and post-tissue-motion images being representative of first and second time-delayed configuration, of the whole vessel; ii) partitioning both... Agent: Bcf LLP

20100312096 - Mri-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of flexible intrabody devices in near real time: MRI guided cardiac interventional systems are configured to generate dynamic (interactive) visualizations of patient anatomy and medical devices during an MRI-guided procedure and may also include at least one user selectable 3-D volumetric (tissue characterization) map of target anatomy, e.g., a defined portion of the heart.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100312094 - Mri-guided surgical systems with preset scan planes: The systems include a display with a User Interface in communication with a circuit, the display is configured to display a patient model/map or model of target anatomical structure. The User Interface is configured to allow a user to select at least one target site (e.g., ablation site) on the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100312095 - Mri-guided surgical systems with proximity alerts: Systems to facilitate MRI-guided procedures are configured to generate proximity alerts for an MRI-guided procedure associated with at least one target site and/or at least one avoid zone.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100312098 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and image processing apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a first data acquisition unit, a second data acquisition unit and an image data generating unit. The first data acquisition unit acquires first data from a slice to be a target after a first delay time from a reference of a first heart rate... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312099 - Apparatus to enable display of real-time graphical or numeric information within an mr image: In a system or method to enable display of real-time graphical or numeric information within an MR image, at least one display segment having an MR visible substance therein is placed at least partially inside an imaging volume of the MR image.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100312101 - Frontal sinus dilation catheter: A balloon dilation catheter includes a substantially rigid inner guide member and a movable shaft coupled to a balloon that is slidably mounted on the substantially rigid inner guide member. To treat a sinus cavity of a subject using the balloon dilation the substantially rigid inner guide member is advanced... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100312100 - Method and apparatus for guiding a device in a totally occluded or partly occluded tubular organ: An apparatus and method for detecting, tracking and registering a device (218) within a tubular organ (210) of a subject. The devices include guide wire (216) tip or therapeutic devices, and the detection and tracking uses fluoroscopic images taken prior to or during a catheterization operation. The devices are fused... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20100312102 - Systems, devices, and methods for accessing body tissue: Systems, devices and methods to access and/or treat targeted body tissue (e.g., tendon tissue, ligament tissue, muscle tissue, bony tissue, and the like) under the guidance of ultrasound imaging equipment are described. Such systems can permit the intra-operative identification of the targeted tissue and the ability to deliver the appropriate... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100312103 - Surgical trajectory monitoring system and related methods: The present invention relates to a system and methods generally aimed at monitoring the trajectory of surgical instruments and especially for monitoring the trajectory of surgical instrument used during pedicle fixation to ensure the proper placement of pedicle screws.... Agent: Nuvasive C/o Cpa Global

20100312104 - System and method for calibrating and positioning a radiation therapy treatment table: A system and method for calibrating and positioning a radiation therapy treatment table with a high degree of precision and accuracy. The system and method comprising a treatment table for use with a radiation therapy system with radiographic indexing markers embedded or inlaid in the patient treatment table. The radiographic... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100312105 - Methods for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of lewy body dementia by assessing dopamine transporter level: A method of diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia in a human patient by assessing the level of dopamine transporter in at least one region of the patient's central nervous system, where a lowered level of dopamine transporter in the patient is indicative of Lewy Body Dementia. In embodiments of the invention,... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100312106 - Ultrasound imaging beam-former apparatus and method: In some illustrative embodiments, an incoming signal from a transducer in an ultrasound imaging beam-former apparatus is applied to an in-phase sample-and-hold and a quadrature sample-and-hold. The quadrature sample-and-hold may be clocked a quarter period behind the in-phase sample-and-hold. The output of the sample-and-holds are applied to in-phase and quadrature... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100312108 - Tee-assisted cardiac resynchronization therapy with mechanical activation mapping: A method for generating an enhanced ultrasound display including the steps of capturing a set of ultrasound image frames and identifying pixels in the captured set of frames that correspond to a structure. The method also includes generating a set of output frames. Each output frame within the set of... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100312107 - Ultrasound operation apparatus, ultrasound operation system, and cavitation utilization method: An ultrasound operation apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer; a drive section that drives the ultrasound transducer by means of a drive signal; a probe that has a proximal end section in which the ultrasound transducer is provided and a distal end section to which ultrasound vibrations are transmitted, and that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100312109 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and signal processing program: In an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus using an ultrasonic probe of a mechanical radial scanning type for intracavity observation, stable Doppler mode images with respect to an ROI or a gate position can be generated by reducing an influence of uneven rotation of a flexible shaft. The apparatus includes: a signal... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100312112 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and medical image processing method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, an ultrasonic transmission/reception unit which generates echo signals associated with scan planes by transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves to and from an object via the ultrasonic probe, an image data generating unit which generate tomogram data respectively corresponding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100312110 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention includes: a transmitting section 102 driving an ultrasonic probe; a receiving section 103 receiving an ultrasonic echo, produced by getting an ultrasonic wave reflected by a subject, at the probe to generate a received signal; a tissue tracking section 105 for... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100312113 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image display method: When an image creating unit creates a three-dimensional ultrasound image of a blood-vessel early phase, an operator presses an image selecting button, and selects an area to be displayed as superimposed by using an image-selecting Graphical User Interface (GUI) displayed by an image-selecting GUI display-control unit. After the image creating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100312111 - Ultrasound operation apparatus, ultrasound operation system, and cavitation suppression method: An ultrasound operation apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer; a drive section that drives the ultrasound transducer using a drive signal; a probe that has a proximal end section in which the ultrasound transducer is provided and a distal end section to which ultrasound vibrations are transmitted, and that performs treatment... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100312114 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus for performing data transfer between an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus main body. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: the ultrasonic probe for generating drive signals such that a broad first ultrasonic beam covering a tissue area within an object is transmitted from a first... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100312115 - System and method for monitoring hemodynamic state: A method for continuous non-invasive hemodynamic state monitoring in a subject is provided. The method includes acquiring continuous ultrasound data via an ultrasound transducer attached to the subject. The method also includes estimating continuous arterial waveforms based upon the acquired ultrasound data. The method further includes deriving hemodynamic parameters for... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100312116 - Method and apparatus for measuring heart contractility: A Method for measuring heart contractility of a patient, in which a mechanical shear wave is propagated through the heart and observation of the propagation leads to determine a shear wave propagation parameter representative of the elasticity of the heart is disclosed. The value of the propagation parameter at the... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20100312118 - Systems and methods for perfusion enhanced diagnostic imaging: Systems and methods for enhancing diagnostic imaging by the means of increasing tissue perfusion and/or vasodilation, and thus, increasing imaging agent perfusion distribution and/or imaging agent uptake by tissue. The desired effects can be achieved by exposing the area of interest to ultrasound either before or after image acquisition, or... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100312117 - Ultrasonic visualization of percutaneous needles, intravascular catheters and other invasive devices: An invasive medical device includes a fluid path of microbubbles which is imaged by ultrasound during use of the device. The fluid path extends through the device, preferably to the distal end of the device, so that the diffuse reflection of ultrasound from the microbubbles can be received to image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100312120 - Handheld imaging devices and related methods: A monitoring device can be configured to facilitate intra-tissue inspection of a probe at a target region, the monitoring device comprising a housing, a transducer coupled to the housing, and a display coupled to the transducer and to the housing. The transducer can comprise a first transducer array aligned to... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100312119 - Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: There is provided an ultrasound probe including a capacitive transducer for reducing multiple reflections while maintaining a pulse characteristic with which a high-quality image can be obtained, and is also provided an ultrasound imaging apparatus using the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe including the capacitive transducer is configured so as... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100312121 - Apparatus for a needle director for an ultrasound transducer probe: An apparatus for a needle director for an ultrasound transducer probe includes an adapter for joining to the probe. The adapter includes a bottom residing in a first plane perpendicular to a midline of the central plane of the ultrasound transducer probe. A needle insertion site is disposed in the... Agent: Zhonghui Guan

20100312122 - Systems for intraoperative nerve imaging: Disclosed are systems for intraoperative nerve imaging using compact high collection power imaging devices for fluorescence and white light imaging of myelin basic protein (MBP) nerve imaging agents during open and minimally invasive surgery.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100312123 - Cardiac measurement system and method: A method of monitoring blood flows through the body includes performing a substantially continuous blood pressure monitoring of a vessel at a first predetermined location to obtain a substantially continuous blood pressure signal; performing blood flow monitoring of a vessel at a first predetermined location to obtain a substantially continuous... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100312125 - System for cardiac pathology detection and characterization: A system for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection includes an interface for receiving digitized electrical signals representing blood pressure waveforms over one or more heart beat cycles. The digitized electrical signals comprise, a first digital data sequence representing normal blood pressure of a patient, a second digital data sequence... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100312124 - System, method, apparatus, device and computer program product for automatically detecting positioning effect: An automated system, method, apparatus, device and/or computer program product for detecting positioning effect is set forth, the apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment may include an output operable to couple to one or more stimulating electrodes to stimulate one or more peripheral nerves of the patient, an input operable... Agent: Venable LLP

20100312126 - Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors: A method for performing an in-vivo calibration of a blood pressure sensor that is associated with a balloon of an in-vivo balloon system, the sensor and balloon being associated such that the sensor is in-vivo when the balloon is in-vivo. The balloon is inflated so that a gas pressure in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100312127 - Blood pressure cuff: A blood pressure cuff is provided with a cuff body 2 and an air supply/exhaust tube 3. The air supply/exhaust tube 3 includes a coupling axle 33 having a communicating hole 35 at one end thereof. The cuff body 2 is provided with a tube coupling part 25 protruded in... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100312128 - Systems and methods for monitoring blood partitioning and organ function: Methods and systems for monitoring an organ of interest within a patient use one or more sensors to obtain one or more signals indicative of one or more of blood being provided to the organ of interest, blood being received from the organ of interest, and blood present in the... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100312129 - Cardiovascular haptic handle system: Cardiac tissue motion characteristics acquired by novel cardiac sensors are analyzed and processed for the derivation of physiological indices. The indices are output to a hand held local or remote volumetric haptic display and enable an operator to obtain motion related dynamic characteristics of cardiac tissues. The ability to tactually... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100312130 - Graded response to myocardial ischemia: Severity and confidence level of a myocardial ischemia event can be determined, such as including using an ambulatory medical device, and such information can be used to determine a graded response to the myocardial ischemia event.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100312131 - Noise detection and response for use when monitoring for arrhythmias: Methods and systems of noise detection and response for use when monitoring for arrhythmias are described herein. At least two electrodes are used to obtain a signal indicative of cardiac electrical activity. The signal is bandpass filtered to obtain a filtered signal. Ventricular depolarizations are monitored for based on comparisons... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100312132 - Trachea pressure determination method and device: According to various embodiments, methods and systems for determining pressure in the lungs may employ intracuff pressure measurements. The intracuff pressure measurements may calibrated or adjusted based on a set of calibration coefficients or a set of calibration curves, which may reflect patient parameters and cuff/tube geometry factors. The resulting... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100312134 - Apparatus for evaluation of a device for measuring lung diffusion capacity: A test apparatus for evaluating a measuring device for measuring a diffusion capacity of a person's lungs by measuring a change of concentration of a gas species in a mixture, when the mixture is inhaled and subsequently exhaled by a person, wherein the test apparatus includes (a) a port for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100312133 - Apparatuses and methods for extracting chemicals from bodily cavities and breath: A chemical extraction apparatus has absorbent material for absorbing or adsorbing volatile chemicals from a breath of a user. The chemical extraction apparatus is positioned within such that breaths from the user flow over the absorbent material thereby causing volatile chemicals in the breaths to absorb or adsorb into the... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20100312135 - Connection device and medical system for acquiring electric signals provided with such a connection device: c

20100312136 - Systems and methods for thermographic-guided medical treatment: A system for detecting the risk of breast cancer comprises a thermographic imaging device configured to acquire thermographic images of a female torso; an analysis authority communicatively coupled with the thermographic imaging device, the analysis authority including an input port configured to receive thermographic images from the thermographic imaging device,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100312138 - Determining and/or monitoring physiological conditions in mammals: Improvements in a diagnostic system for determining and/or monitoring a physiological condition in a female mammal are disclosed. The diagnostic system includes hardware and software, and comprises algorithms for the recognition of predetermined patterns of data values, said algorithms being applied to said current daily data value and said stored... Agent: James L. Wilcox, Esq. Joseph Aceto, Esq.

20100312137 - Ovulation cycle monitoring and management: Methods of monitoring the ovulation cycle of an animal by detecting specific analytes in body fluids, computer program products, devices, data processing systems, and kits for monitoring the ovulation cycle and determining the fertility of female mammals.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - San Diego

20100312139 - Method for identifying mammals at risk for elevated intracranial pressure: Disclosed are methods of diagnosing, screening and treating individuals at risk of elevated intracranial pressure based on detecting a transient decrease in serum ceruloplasmin and/or serum copper levels in the individual soon after occurrence of a head injury. This early drop in ceruloplasmin or copper level indicates an impending, potentially... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100312140 - Needle for biopsy device: A biopsy device comprises a body and a needle extending distally from the body. The needle comprises a cannula and a tissue piercing tip that is unitary with the cannula. The tissue piercing tip may be formed by compressing the distal end of the cannula to put two distal cannula... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20100312141 - Tissue sampling devices, systems and methods: Methods, devices, and systems are described herein that allow for improved sampling of tissue from remote sites in the body. A tissue sampling device comprises a handle allowing single hand operation. In one variation the tissue sampling device includes a blood vessel scanning means and tissue coring means to excise... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100312145 - Device for the functional diagnosis of vestibular reflex arcs using myogenic potentials: The invention relates to a device for the detection of at least one vestibular evoked myogenic potential and the use of this device for the diagnosis of the otolithic organs, particularly for the measurement and/or evaluation of vertigo phenomena in a patient. The use particularly relates to a device for... Agent: Joyce Von Natzmer Pequignot + Myers LLC

20100312143 - Human body measurement system and information provision method using the same: A human body measurement system and a method for using such a system. The human body measurement system includes a photographing unit that includes a plurality of cameras and a hub which send images, captured by the cameras, to a PC of an integrated controller through the hub, a weight... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100312142 - Non-invasive, non contact system, electronic control unit, and associated methodology for minimizing muscle stress and improving circulation: A method, system, and process are described to decrease muscle fatigue and improve circulation of an individual resting on a support device, such as an adjustable chair or bed. The body pose and heat distribution of the individual are determined and used to estimate muscle fatigue and circulation. The estimated... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100312144 - Systems and methods for predicting potentially difficult intubation of a subject: Systems and methods for predicting potential difficult intubation of a subject acquire, using a facial structure analysis system, facial structure data of the subject. The systems and methods also extract, using facial structure analysis software of the facial structure analysis system, at least one facial structure variable value from the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100312146 - Tissue tension detection system: An apparatus for indicating the amount of tension applied to separate internal organ sections includes a housing, a shaft extending from the housing, and a fastener applier. The fastener applier is supported on the shaft. The fastener applier includes an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly. The anvil assembly is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100312147 - Obesity treatment systems: In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the procedure and/or device and in other embodiments, associated neural pathways are sensed. Methods for further optimization of the obesity treatment regimens are... Agent: Michael Gertner

20100312148 - Posture evaluating apparatus: A posture evaluating apparatus according to the invention includes: a grasp portion that is grasped with user's hands; a pedestal portion on which the user rides with both feet; inclination detecting means for detecting inclination of the grasp portion; barycentric position detecting means for detecting a barycentric position of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100312149 - Harness system for kinematic analysis of the knee: A harness for attachment about a knee femur of a subject, said harness comprising two abutment members, said abutment members being oriented against a skin outer surface at predetermined medial and lateral sites relative to a femur so as not to limit motion of the knee, and a strap operatively... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

  
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20100305388 - Apparatus for transporting and positioning a capsule in which a radioactive source is present: An apparatus is described for transporting and positioning a capsule, in which a radioactive source is present, from a screened safe into an applicator to be temporarily placed in the body of the patient. The apparatus is provided with a safe for storing at least one capsule and with a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100305389 - Device suitable for introducing into human and/or animal bodies: The invention relates to a device suitable for at least partially introducing into human and/or animal bodies, said device containing barium iodide located at least on one wall such that the device is visible during an imaging method.... Agent: Bohan Mathers

20100305390 - Therapeutic medical appliance delivery and method of use: The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a therapeutic medical appliance, delivery device and method of use. In particular, plug therapeutic medical appliances are provided that allow for the interventional treatment of pulmonary disorders such as defects characterized by pulmonary blebs and/or diffused destructive parenchymal disease. The plug therapeutic... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20100305391 - Magnotherapy: The present invention relates to the use of magnets in the treatment of medical conditions wherein the magnotherapy product comprises a magnet having positive and negative poles, the magnet having a metallic element which distorts the magnetic field distribution around the magnet so as to attenuate the magnetic field in... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100305392 - Thoracic aorta and vagus nerve stimulation: Apparatus and methods are described including identifying a subject as suffering from a condition selected from the group consisting of congestive heart failure, diastolic heart failure, and hypertension. In response to the identifying, an electrode is placed on a vagus nerve of the subject at a vagal site that is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100305393 - Apparatus and method for providing continuous access to an isolation space while maintaining isolation: An isolation container includes an isolation space for receiving an object and maintains the isolation space substantially isolated while providing for continuous access to, and maneuverability within, the isolation space through one or more access ports. An air management system re-circulates air through the isolation space to create a negative... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100305395 - Correction of stress urinary incontinence: Devices for treating stress incontinence, having a horizontal proximal portion supported on the pubococcygeus muscle and a distal portion extending downward and away from the proximal portion at an angle approximating the vagina in an erect female as it passes down and between the anterior segments of the pubococcygeus. The... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100305394 - Tubular mesh for sacrocolpopexy and related procedures: A sacrocolpopexy mesh that includes lateral support to improve vaginal contact during colpopexy and to prevent slipping.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100305396 - Method and apparatus for creating a pathway in an animal: A method and apparatus for safer and more effective deep trans-cervical intra-uterine artificial insemination (AI) is provided. Such a deep AI catheter causes minimal discomfort and risk of trauma, and does not require the services of a highly trained AI professional. First, a catheter is inserted into the cervical tract... Agent: Lawrence N. Ginsberg

20100305397 - Hydraulic-mechanical gastric band: An implantable banding system for treating obesity is disclosed. The implantable banding system includes a telemetric control unit, a gastric band having at least one inner fluid compartment and an outer mechanical adjustment mechanism, the at least one inner fluid compartment being filled with a fixed volume of fluid, and... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100305398 - Methods and devices for stabilizing tissue: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.... Agent: Katharine A. Jackson Huebsch Medtronic, Inc.

20100305399 - Stimulation aid: A stimulation aid includes a housing (8) adapted for retaining against the surface of an individual, the housing having associated therewith retention elements (9) for securing the housing relative to the individual, a power source, drive element and a driven member (11), the driven member being supported for oscillatory motion... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100305400 - Medical device and endoscope: A medical device includes a first medical device, a second medical device, an engagement mechanism, a connection release mechanism and a detachment mechanism. The second medical device is attachable to/detachable from the first medical device. The engagement mechanism includes an engaging section provided on the first medical device, and an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100305401 - Endoscopic systems using self-retaining sutures: Endoscopic systems 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

20100305402 - Method and apparatus for magnetic waveguide forming a shaped field employing a magnetic aperture for guiding and controlling a medical device: A system that uses a magnetic aperture and electromagnets to configure a magnetic shaped field is described. In one embodiment, the system can be used for guiding a catheter or other devices through a patient's body. In further modification of the system, the waveguide field and field gradient is achieved... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100305403 - Sheath assembly: A sheath assembly for protecting an endoscope insertion tube projecting from an endoscope head. The sheath assembly comprises: a resilient elongate tube comprising a bore for receiving the endoscope insertion tube; a resilient fitting for gripping the endoscope head; and a connector comprising a proximal end attached to the resilient... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100305404 - Hood attachment jig: A hood attachment jig includes a holding member whose diameter is increasable and that holds an endoscope hood in a state where the holding member is inserted into the endoscope hood; a diameter increasing member that increases the diameter of the holding member by entering the holding member, so that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100305405 - Objective lens for endoscope and endoscope: h

20100305406 - System, device and method for gynecological use: A device for gynecological examination has an imaging unit, which may include an illumination source, an imaging unit and an optical system, positioned within a speculum type device, typically between the blades thereof. The imaging unit is positioned at the end of an elongated rod that is positioned within a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100305407 - Malleable port retractor: A port retractor includes malleable leaves that may be bent outwardly to an open position from a closed position. The port retractor includes a body having a cross-section defining a substantially closed area, with the leaves extending therefrom. The leaves extend from the body at an angle when bent to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100305408 - Wound retractor with gel cap: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100305410 - Appliance and method for controlling a patient's tongue during a medical procedure: A medical appliance for positioning the tongue of a patient during a medical procedure includes a suction device having a hollow, bulbous body and an opening for contacting the patient's tongue. Depressing the body generates a suctioning at the opening, which joins the suction device to the tongue. A release... Agent: Italia Ip

20100305409 - Tongue depressor and throat viewing mechanism: A tongue depressor and throat viewing mechanism adapted to facilitate inspection of the larynx and a medical diagnosis of its condition, the mechanism includes a blade insertable into the mouth to depress the tongue so as to expose the larynx. A camera and a light illuminating unit are located in... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100305411 - Control of operating characteristics of devices relevant to distance of visual fixation using input from respiratory system and/or from eyelid function: t

20100305412 - Device and system for wireless monitoring of the vital signs of patients: The present invention relates generally to the field of vital signs monitors, and particularly to a device and system for wireless monitoring of the vital signs of a plurality of patients simultaneously yet independently. The present invention is particularly adaptable for use by medical emergency personnel or medics in any... Agent: M. Reza Savari, Esq.

20100305414 - Method and apparatus for transmitting biological information of user: A method of transmitting biological information includes selecting a transmission mode from a plurality of transmission modes and transmitting biological information of a user to an external device using the selected transmission mode. Each of the transmission modes transmits different quantities of data to the external device based on a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100305413 - Sensing apparatus: A process for preparing a tube for insertion into the human or animal body, said process comprising: (a) providing a hollow tube comprising a first material and a second material, the first material being in the form of a coil or a tubular mesh, and the second material coating the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100305415 - Device, system and method for examining a body lumen: An in-vivo examining device, system and method for identifying the presence of strictures in the small bowel are provided. The in-vivo examining device includes a monitoring mechanism that becomes deactivated when exposed to in-vivo substances native to the small bowel or the colon, and a degradable device body that includes... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100305416 - Non-invasive pressured probing device: A non-invasive probing device wearable over a skin of a patient for monitoring the patient is provided. The probing device includes a physiological probe having a sensing interface, and a housing for housing the probe. The housing includes a body having a skin-side surface for lying next to the skin... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100305417 - Biological information measurement device capable of accurately conducting measurement, that can safely be used: A biological information measurement device is constituted of an upper cover and a lower cover and a main body portion. Then, the upper cover and the lower cover are assembled such that they partially overlap with each other. A fingertip insertion portion is formed of a holding member, on which... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100305418 - Multiuse optical sensor: One or more electromagnetic radiation sources, such as a light emitting diode, may emit electromagnetic waves into a volume of space. When an object enters the volume of space, the electromagnetic waves may reflect off the object and strike one or more position sensitive detectors after passing through an imaging... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100305419 - Apparatus and method for measuring biomedical data and measurement strip: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for measuring biomedical data and a measurement strip. The apparatus includes a plurality of detection units arranged within a strip reception area on a plane and spaced apart from each other, a measurement type determination unit for determining whether reactive portions are present... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100305420 - Flexible circuit and method for forming the same: A flexible circuit is provided herein that includes conductive material on the top and bottom planar surfaces of a dielectric substrate. The flexible circuit can be used in various applications, including use as a sensor. A via is used to provide electrical communication between the top and bottom surface of... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100305422 - Electrochemical analyte sensor: An electrochemical analyte sensor formed using conductive traces on a substrate can be used for determining and/or monitoring a level of analyte in in vitro or in vivo analyte-containing fluids. For example, an implantable sensor may be used for the continuous or automatic monitoring of a level of an analyte,... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100305421 - Glucose monitoring system with wireless communications: A glucose monitor having only a test strip reader and wireless transmission to a remote hand held calculation processor. All glucose data processing occurs in a remote hand held calculator processor with the glucose monitor providing only sensing and wireless transfer of data. In an embodiment, the glucose monitor includes... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20100305423 - Catheter having distal sealing member: A catheter includes a proximal end, a distal end, a tubular member, and an inner member extending through the tubular member. The inner member is movable axially relative to the tubular member. The catheter also includes a seal member including a first portion and a second portion. The seal member... Agent: Sjm/afd - Armstrong Legal Department

20100305424 - K-space sample density compensation for magnetic resonance image reconstruction: The present invention provides a method for producing density-compensated MR images having improved signal-to-noise ratio and with reduced computational burden. The method includes sampling MR data using a rotationally symmetric acquisition trajectory, generating a cross-correlation matrix, and applying a discreet Fourier transform (DFT) to the acquired MR data and the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100305425 - Medical system for providing external trigger signal: There are disclosed embodiments for a medical system capable of providing an external trigger signal. The medical system comprises at least one of an ECG signal providing unit to provide an ECG signal indicative of an electrical change in a target object, a reference signal providing unit to provide at... Agent: Jones Day

20100305426 - Positioning system and method of position detecting: A body-insertable apparatus has a resonance circuit for emitting a resonance magnetic field by being guided by a drive magnetic field received from the outside. An external device has: a drive coil driving unit for outputting a drive signal having a predetermined frequency; a drive coil for receiving the output... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100305427 - Long-range planar sensor array for use in a surgical navigation system: A planar sensor array for use in a surgical navigation system comprising at least one substrate and at two layers of a plurality of planar sensor coils formed on or within the at least one insulating substrate. The planar sensor array may be an electromagnetic planar transmitter coil array or... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment

20100305433 - Non-contact cardiac mapping, including resolution map: A non-contact cardiac mapping method is disclosed that includes: (i) inserting a catheter into a heart cavity having an endocardium surface, the catheter including multiple, spatially distributed electrodes; (ii) measuring signals at the catheter electrodes in response to electrical activity in the heart cavity with the catheter spaced from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100305431 - Radial cardiac catheterization board: Embodiments of the present description provide a medical apparatus for use in supporting a patient lying in a supine position during a radial cardiac catheterization procedure. More particularly, embodiments of the present description provide an arm board a patient's arm during a radial cardiac catheterization procedure. The arm board is... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100305432 - System and method for locating medical devices in vivo using ultrasound doppler mode: A system for locating a medical device in vivo includes an ultrasound scanner having a scan head and being capable of operating in a 3D Doppler mode, a medical device having a distal end configured to be inserted in vivo, and a vibratory element coupled to the medical device to... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100305429 - System and method for using tissue contact information in an automated mapping of cardiac chambers employing magneticly shaped fields: The invention relates to a method for using tissue contact technology to optimize automated cardiac chamber mapping algorithms to both speed up the mapping process and guarantee the definition of the actual chamber limits. The invention further comprises a method for conveying tissue type information to such automatic mapping algorithms... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100305430 - Tissue marker: The invention relates to a tissue marker (1, 1′) for marking a lesion (16) in the body tissue (6). The invention is characterized in that the tissue marker (1, 1′) comprises a transponder (2). The transponder (2) can be activated by electromagnetic radiation (8) in such a manner that the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100305428 - Ultrasonic guidance of subcutaneous tunneling: A method of tracking a medical device in a body includes inserting the medical device into a body and emitting a sonic signal from a transceiver coupled to the medical device. The method further includes receiving an echo of the sonic signal with the transceiver and detecting a location of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100305434 - Medical scanning system and related method of scanning: The present invention is directed to a scanning system that uses uniform rotary motion of an optical reflector to create reciprocal linear scanning. The system converts uniform rotation into uniform longitudinal scanning. The system thereby creates mechanical reciprocal linear scanning free of reciprocally moving mechanical parts common in conventional scanning... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100305435 - Bone marking system and method: An apparatus for marking bone of a patient includes a marker, a tracking system and a display. The marker includes pigment and is configured to impart the pigment on the bone. The tracking system is in communication with the marker. The tracking system is configured to determine a location of... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100305436 - Systems, devices, and methods for photoactive assisted resection: A method and system is used to locate tissue for removal during a resection. The system includes a container that holds a photoactivatable agent capable of binding with unwanted tissue at a treatment site, a light source, and a viewing device. The light source is adapted to continuously output light... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100305437 - System and method for intra-body communication: A method comprising generating a mechanical signal in a mammal, the mechanical signal having a frequency no more than 50,000 Hz, transmitting the mechanical signal through the musculoskeletal system in the mammal, and sensing the mechanical signal from the musculoskeletal system. A method of triggering an internal event comprising generating... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100305438 - System and method for scaling strain image data: A computer readable storage medium has a computer program stored thereon, which includes a set of instructions that when executed by a computer causes the computer to access positional data acquired from a material at a plurality of states of compression. The set of instructions also causes the computer to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100305439 - Device and method for three-dimensional guidance and three-dimensional monitoring of cryoablation: Systems and methods for three-dimensional guidance and monitoring of a cryotherapy procedure, including virtually performing the procedure. A method of virtually performing a cryotherapy procedure includes: selecting a target object from three-dimensional image data displayed in three dimensions; selecting a three-dimensional ablation zone; selecting, from a library of virtual cryoprobe... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100305440 - Ultrasound system and method for providing a motion vector: A method of providing a motion vector is disclosed. The method according to embodiments of the present disclosure comprises: acquiring ultrasound data corresponding to a region of interest within a brightness mode (B-mode) image of a target object; forming a color Doppler mode image of the target object based on... Agent: Jones Day

20100305443 - Apparatus and method for medical scanning: A hand held ultrasound imaging system with a probe unit having a transducer being adapted to transmit and receive ultrasonic signals and an orientation sensor adapted to sense the rotation of the probe unit, the output of the transducer and of the sensor being combined to produce a set of... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100305441 - System and method for automatic ultrasound image optimization: A method for automatic image optimization in ultrasound imaging of an object is provided. The method includes transmitting a first ultrasound signal into the object, wherein the signal has a plurality of first signal parameters. The method also includes receiving a first set of electrical signals representing reflections of the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100305442 - Systems and methods for implementing a data management system for catheter-based imaging systems: A method of managing catheter data for a catheter-based imaging system includes coupling a catheter to a control module. The catheter includes a memory structure that includes catheter management data. The control module includes a processor. The catheter management data is accessed from the memory structure using the processor. Patient... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100305445 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and displaying method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes a display unit to display an ultrasonic image, a comparison unit to compare the signal/echo intensity of a cardiac chamber portion of an ultrasonic image with the signal/echo intensity of a myocardial portion of the image, and an indication generating unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100305444 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus, image display apparatus, image display method, and display method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, a generating unit, a first housing, a second housing, a display unit, a recognition unit, and a display control unit. The generating unit generates ultrasonic image data. The first housing includes an operation panel for issuing an operation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100305446 - Monitoring the injection of fluid: A method of monitoring the intended injection of a fluid into a blood vessel, the method including the steps of conveying the fluid to a point of injection, introducing a disturbance into the fluid flow prior to injection, and monitoring the fluid flow in the blood vessel downstream of the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100305447 - Acoustic medical sensor for ultrasound imaging: A finger mounted acoustic sensor. Various embodiments of the finger mounted acoustic sensors include sensors mounted within a casing designed to fit between fingers. The sensor may be rotated with respect to the casing. Other embodiments include mounting tubes for wearing on a finger. Sensors are embedded in the tube... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100305448 - Apparatus and method for indicating ultrasound probe orientation and activation status: An ultrasound probe has a probe casing and a light emitting diode (LED). The probe casing has an inner surface and an outer surface. The LED is mounted and contained entirely within the probe casing and the LED is configured to be illuminated when the probe is active.... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100305450 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An apparatus has: an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves to and from a subject and has an ultrasound transmission/reception surface; an acoustic coupler that has a different shape for each type and is attachable and detachable so as to cover the ultrasound transmission/reception surface; a generator that,... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100305449 - Ultrasound signal compression: A method and an apparatus for an ultrasound system provide compression of ultrasound signal samples after analog to digital conversion and before beamforming. The analog ultrasound signals received from an array of ultrasound transducer elements are digitally sampled by a plurality of analog to digital converters (ADCs) to produce a... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100305451 - Systems and methods for making and using image-guided intravascular and endocardial therapy systems: A catheter assembly includes a catheter and a delivery element. The catheter has a distal end with a distal tip, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length. The catheter includes a body that defines a central lumen extending along the catheter to the distal end. The catheter also includes a... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100305455 - Device for wavelength-selective imaging: An imaging device captures both a visible light image and a diagnostic image, the diagnostic image corresponding to emissions from an imaging medium within the object. The visible light image (which may be color or grayscale) and the diagnostic image may be superimposed to display regions of diagnostic significance within... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20100305453 - Imaging of light scattering tissues with fluorescent contrast agents: A system and method for non-invasive biomedical optical imaging and spectroscopy with low-level light is described. The technique includes a modulated light source coupled to tissue to introduce excitation light. Fluorescent light emitted in response to the excitation light is detected with a sensor. The AC intensity and phase of... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100305454 - Method for evaluating blush in myocardial tissue: Vessel perfusion and myocardial blush are determined by analyzing fluorescence signals obtained in a static region-of-interest (ROI) in a collection of fluorescence images of myocardial tissue. The blush value is determined from the total intensity of the intensity values of image elements located within the smallest contiguous range of image... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100305452 - Optical coherence tomography for biological imaging: Described herein are catheters for use with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that include an optical fiber core having a first refractive index and an interface medium having a second refractive index, where the first and second refractive indexes are mismatched such that receiving electronics configured to receive optical radiation reflected... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100305456 - Method and apparatus for monitoring brain activity: Method for monitoring brain activity. Left and right cardiac pulse signals are detected at bilateral locations on a body for a selected number of cardiac cycles. Computing apparatus computes the standard deviation of the left and right pulse signals for the selected number of cardiac cycles. The standard deviations are... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100305457 - Method and apparatus for estimating blood pressure: A method for estimating blood pressure includes sensing a sphygmus wave at a body part of a user to which vibration is applied to generate a sensed sphygmus wave, filtering the sensed sphygmus wave to generated a filtered sphygmus wave, and estimating blood pressure of the user based on time... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100305458 - Blood pressure meter and method for operating a blood pressure meter: A blood-pressure measuring device includes a resistor having a first end and a second end, a first pressure sensor disposed on the first end and a second pressure sensor disposed on the second side and configured for connection to a blood circuit, wherein the first pressure sensor, the resistor and... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (frankfurt Office)

20100305459 - Method and device for detecting and assessing reactive hyperemia using segmental plethysmography: A method for measuring reactive hyperemia in a subject is disclosed. The method includes performing a first segmental cuff plethysmography to generate a baseline arterial compliance curve and/or a baseline pressure-area (P-A) curve, performing a second segmental cuff plethysmography to generate a hyperemic arterial compliance curve and/or a hyperemic P-A... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20100305460 - Apparatus, method and computer program for measuring properties of an object: The invention relates to an apparatus for measuring properties of an object (2). The invention relates further to a corresponding method and a corresponding computer program. The apparatus comprises an antenna (3, 4) for sending and/or receiving electromagnetic waves to and/or from the object (2) for measuring a property of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100305461 - Electrocardiograph with extended lead function, and extended lead electrocardiogram deriving method: There are provided an electrocardiograph with an extended lead function and an extended lead ECG deriving method capable of easily deriving an ECG signal of an extended lead ECG by an arithmetic operation, based on ECG signals of a standard 12-lead ECG measured by a potential detector 10. An ECG... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100305462 - System and method for synchronizing energy delivery to the cardiac rhythm: A system for synchronizing application of treatment signals with a cardiac rhythm is provided. The system includes a memory that receives and stores a synchronization signal indicating that a predetermined phase such as R-wave of a cardiac rhythm of a patient has started. A synchronization module analyzes whether the stored... Agent: Afs / Angiodynamics

20100305463 - Airway bypass site selection and treatment planning: This invention relates to systems and methods for site selection and placement of extra-anatomic passages altering gaseous flow in a diseased lung.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100305464 - Neonatal colorimetric carbon dioxide detector: An application for a neonatal calorimetric carbon dioxide detector has a calorimetric carbon dioxide detector membrane having a pH-sensitive chemical indicator that undergoes calorimetric change in the presence of carbon dioxide. The detector has a patient orifice in fluid communication with the baby's airway and a respiration equipment orifice connected... Agent: Larson And Larson

20100305466 - Incentive spirometry and non-contact pain reduction system: A non-contact mechanism for encouraging and facilitating incentive spirometry, ensuring that it is performed adequately, in a timely manner, and for a sufficient duration is discussed. The embodiments also quantitatively and qualitatively keep a record of the incentive spirometry activity, including recording the performance in an electronic medical record. A... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100305465 - Multi-dynamic-range sensor: A sensing system that produces a multi-dynamic range output is provided. In an illustrative embodiment, a first channel and a second channel receive an analog output signal from a sensing element. The first channel provides a first digital output signal that has a first dynamic range, and the second channel... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100305467 - System for remote management in ambient intelligence environments using electromyographic signals: s

20100305468 - Analysis and regulation of food intake: Apparatus (18, 18′) is provided, which includes one or more fundic sensors (74), configured to be applied to a fundus of a subject (10), and to generate a fundic signal. The apparatus further includes a control unit (90), which is configured to make a tentative determination of ingestion by the... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100305469 - System for remotely obtraining audiometric measurements and adjusting hearing aids via the internet: System and method for remotely obtaining audiometric measurements and adjusting hearing aids via the Internet, using telematic means such as video conferencing and e-mail to establish a remote connection between the patient who may be at home, in a medical centre or in a pharmacy and a hearing aid specialist... Agent: Eamonn Trainor Patent Attorney

20100305470 - Flexible biopsy needle: A flexible biopsy needle assembly includes a flexible coring stylet that is slidably disposed within a flexible outer cannula. The stylet includes an elongated body, a tip, a sampling notch adjacent to the tip, and at least one ferrule along the length of the body. The cannula includes an elongated... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100305471 - Catheter testing system and uses thereof: The present invention relates generally to devices and systems for detecting infection within catheters. In particular, the present invention provides catheter testing systems configured to sterilely collect a biological sample from the interior of a catheter for purposes of testing the biological sample (e.g., for the presence of fibrin, sepsis,... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100305472 - Method and apparatus for simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical samples: A method of simultaneously collecting exocervical and endocervical cells from a female patient, includes providing a combination exo-endocervical sampling device including a sampler having a pair of opposing wings and a prominence extending from the wings. The opposing wings include a sampling surface and the prominence includes a multiplicity of... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100305473 - Tissue conforming microneedle device for drug delivery or biological fluid collection: Microneedle arrays are provided for use on a contoured or flexible tissue surface. In one embodiment, the microneedle array includes a plurality of microneedles, each having a base portion, a tip end portion distal to the base portion, and body portion therebetween; and a flexible substrate which comprises a plurality... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100305474 - Apparatus for dispensing a wire guide: An apparatus for dispensing a wire guide into a body vessel of a patient includes a first apparatus half and a second apparatus half. Each of the apparatus halves has an interior surface, wherein each of the halves is structured and aligned for joinder with the other half along the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100305477 - Controllable stiffness catheter guide device: The invention relates to a guide device (1), in particular for positioning catheters in a body duct. The guide device (1) has an extended first thread (2) and at least one extended second thread (3) made from wire, which runs close to the first thread (2). According to the invention,... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq. Adams & Wilks

20100305476 - Guidewire sensor device and system: The present invention provides a guidewire device for determining or measuring biological, physical or topographical data at a site within a lumen duct or pipe in medical and non-medical applications. Guidewire device 1 includes one or more sensor device 10. Sensor device 10 is integrally mounted on a guidewire device... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20100305475 - Guidewire with adjustable stiffness: A medical guidewire system including an inner member having an outer diameter and an outer member having an inner diameter, the inner diameter being larger than the outer diameter. The inner and outer members are relatively slidable to adjust a stiffness of the guidewire system. The lumen of the outer... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20100305479 - method and apparatus for determining the distensibility of a vessel, lumen or a sphincter: An apparatus (1) for measuring distensibility of a vessel, lumen or sphincter comprises a balloon catheter (8) having a balloon (12) located adjacent a distal end (11) of a catheter (9) for inserting in, for example, the sphincter (3), the distensibility of which is to be determined. The balloon (12)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100305478 - Weight monitoring apparatus, weight monitoring system, and related methods thereof: The present invention relates to embodiments which enable repetitive measurement and monitoring of the load applied to an apparatus, in a system, and/or by a method which may exceed a predetermined threshold of weight. Specifically, the present invention relates to weight monitoring apparatus, locomotion monitoring apparatus, a gait-response apparatus, a... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100305480 - Human motion classification at cycle basis of repetitive joint movement: Methods and systems for classifying human motion as corresponding to an activity are disclosed. One example method includes sensing motion characteristics associated with the activity to generate a first set of data, identifying a cycle interval in the first set of data; and identifying the activity based on the interval.... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100305481 - Method of automatically monitoring the movement activity of a fetus: The present invention relates to a system (1) and method for automatically monitoring the movement activity of a fetus. In order to provide a simple and reliable technique for monitoring the movement activity of a fetus, a method of automatically monitoring the movement activity of a fetus is suggested, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100305482 - Sensor application comprising a carrier structure and a sensor strip, carrier structure, sensor strip and method for operating the sensor application: A sensor application (11) has modules consisting of a carrier strip (13) and a sensor strip (12). The sensor strip (12) is fixed to the carrier strip (13) which, in turn, is fixed, for example, to the back of a human proband. In this way, the spinal curvature can be... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

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