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20110021863 - Cooling systems and methods for conductive coils: An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller connected to the one or more energy generators, and optionally one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting muscle stimulation or electric conduction in a target nerve.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110021864 - Biphasic and dynamic adjustable support devices and methods with assist and recoil capabilities for treatment of cardiac pathologies: The present invention provides methods and direct cardiac contact diastolic recoil device to improve diastolic recoil of a heart and includes a biocompatible film attached to or enclosing one or more structural elements that store elastic energy during heart contraction and release energy during heart filling.... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20110021865 - Left and right side heart support: A cannulation system for cardiac support uses an inner cannula disposed within an outer cannula. The outer cannula includes a fluid inlet for placement within the right atrium of a heart. The inner cannula includes a fluid inlet extending through the fluid inlet of the outer cannula and the atrial... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20110021866 - Sleep control device and control method therefor: A drowsiness level detection section detects a drowsiness level of an individual person. A sleep depth level control section controls the sleep depth of the individual person based on the detected drowsiness level. The sleep depth level control section executes a first sleep control, in which the sleep depth level... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110021867 - Animal insemination sheath and methods of use: The present invention includes methods and apparatus for depositing materials in the reproductive tract of an animal, such as antibiotics or semen for artificial insemination, using an improved device that covers the end of a sheath inserted into the reproductive tract. A thin protective membrane is provided at the tip... Agent: Mark D Miller Kimble, Macmichael & Upton

20110021869 - Single-incision minimally-invasive surgical repair of pelvic organ/vaginal prolapse conditions: A system includes surgical instruments, implantable articles and procedural steps for stabilizing, introducing, delivering and affixing an absorbable or permanent biocompatible implantable graft into a patient. The instruments, implantable articles and procedural steps can be employed in transvaginal pelvic reconstructive applications to re-suspend the anterior, posterior and/or apical vaginal compartments... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20110021868 - Tissue repair device: The present invention relates to a tissue repair device for use in surgical methods. The tissue repair device comprises a filiform having a longitudinal axis and a transverse width, wherein a force of at least 30 N can be exerted along the longitudinal axis of the device without distortion of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110021870 - Plated glass dildo: A dildo, including a solid high density heat-resistant glass substrate completely covered by a relatively inert metal plating such as gold, silver, nickel, chromium or titanium, the substrate having a shaft portion, a base portion at one end and a head portion at the opposite end. In one configuration the... Agent: Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC

20110021872 - Electronic endoscope: An insertion unit has a channel through which a treatment tool can be inserted. A distal end of the insertion unit has a single-focus objective optical system or a focal-point-variable objective optical system to focus the optical image on a light receiving surface of an image capturing element. At a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110021871 - Laparoscopic surgical instrument: An articulating surgical instrument for laparoscopic, endoscopic, and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgical procedures consisting of a separable combination of a reusable operational handpiece section and a separable reusable or disposable articulation section. The handpiece section which remains external to the patient incorporates various control and command devices and assemblies,... Agent: John M. Brandt

20110021873 - Endoscope apparatus and measurement method: An endoscope apparatus according to an aspect of the invention comprises an imaging unit, a detection unit, a process unit, and a measurement unit. The imaging unit comprises an imaging device and generates a first image having two fields by imaging a subject by performing interlaced driving for the imaging... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110021874 - Endoscope apparatus and method: An endoscope apparatus includes: an imaging unit which takes an image of an object; a display which displays the image and a cursor; an illumination unit which illuminates the object; a pointing device which is for placing the cursor; and a control unit which continuously monitors a cursor position placed... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110021875 - Steering system tension control devices: A steerable shaft of a medical instrument is steered by one or more control cables. The control cables are in contact with a steering system tension control device that reduces the tension in the control cables caused by bends in the shaft.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110021876 - Constricting mechanism for use with a surgical access assembly: The present disclosure relates to a surgical access member for establishing percutaneous access to a surgical worksite within tissue. The surgical access member includes a constricting mechanism that is adapted to removably receive a surgical instrument and resiliently transition between an open state and a constricted state. In the open... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021877 - Surgical port and frangible introducer assembly: A surgical portal and introducer assembly includes an introducer dimensioned for at least partial positioning within a tissue tract, and having a longitudinal introducer channel extending therethrough and a portal positionable within the longitudinal channel of the introducer. The introducer defines leading and trailing ends, and further has a frangible... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021878 - Trocar seal system: A seal assembly for reception of an elongated surgical instrument is provided which includes a body having at least one opening configured and dimensioned to permit entry of an elongated surgical instrument and defining a central longitudinal axis; a seal member formed of a resilient material and defining an aperture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021879 - Surgical access device comprising internal retractor: Devices, methods, and systems provide a surgical access device comprising an internal retractor device integrated with or coupled to a body wall or wound retractor. The wound retractor retracts an opening in a body wall into a body cavity, while the internal retractor permits a user to control the positions... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110021880 - Telescoping cannula: An apparatus may serve as a surgical portal for the reception of surgical instruments for use in laparoscopic or similar surgery. The apparatus may include inner and outer tubular elongate members adapted for a longitudinal translation relative to one another to effect a length adjustment of the apparatus. An interface... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021881 - Trocar anchor: Apparatus and methods for providing access to a body cavity without substantial loss of inflation gas therein. The apparatus includes an access assembly that has a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an elastic portion interposed the proximal end and the distal end, and a lumen therethrough.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021882 - Illuminated surgical access system including a surgical access device and coupled light emitter: A surgical access system for providing access to a surgical site in a patient includes a surgical access device defining a port and a light emitter coupled to the surgical access device for illuminating the port. The light emitter preferably comprises an elongated shaft having a light transmitting element housed... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20110021884 - Medical device and cover structure: A medical device includes a casing, a cover member that covers a portion on one-direction side of the same, and a sheet member interposed therebetween. The cover member includes on its periphery a hook part having a hook-like portion and a protrusion. The casing includes a latch part configured to... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20110021883 - Remote health care system for enabling user to select a symptom diagnosis algorithm appropriate to his/her individual disease and method thereof: This invention relates to a remote health care system and a method thereof for allowing medical experts specializing in various medical fields to upload various developed program files of symptom diagnosis algorithms to a database of a care server in the remote health care system for adding, revising or updating... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110021886 - Device and method for reducing the heat loss of infants: A device and method for reducing heat loss of a infant is provided. In one embodiment, the device includes a head portion having a face aperture, a middle portion connected to said head portion and having a belly aperture, wherein said belly aperture is positioned substantially above an umbilical cord... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20110021885 - Subdural electro-optical sensor: A subdural electro-optical sensor system may include a substrate to which is attached an array of electrodes, light emitters, and light detectors. The sensor system may be sufficiently thin, flexible, sterile and biocompatible to be positioned subdurally.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110021888 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for localizing markers or tissue structures within a body: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for localizing lesions within a patient's body, e.g., within a breast. The system may include one or more markers implantable within or around the target tissue region, and a probe for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals to detect the one or more markers. During... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20110021887 - Method for the calibration of an implantable sensor: An implant includes a processor, RF communication circuitry, optical communication circuitry, a power source and a memory, all of which being hermetically sealed within a housing having a transparent window. Sensor readings are transmitted by RF using the RF communication circuitry to a remote reader after receiving interrogation signals from... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110021889 - Continuous analyte measurement systems and systems and methods for implanting them: Low profile continuous analyte measurement systems and systems and methods for implantation within the skin of a patient are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110021890 - Set for determining blood type and cover body: Disclosed is a set for determining whether blood obtained in puncture tools by puncturing a blood vessel is venous blood or arterial blood easily, and ensuring handling under a sterile state. A set for determining blood type has a cover body to be attached to a syringe set, and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110021891 - Non-invasive glucose monitor: In a non-invasive glucose monitor is configured to, by using a heat conductive member having a body surface contacting part for contacting a surface of a human body at its one end, measures a first temperature adjacent to the body surface contacting part and a second temperature adjacent to the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20110021893 - Physiological sensor having a waist: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad having a first portion and a second portion separated by a waist portion. The waist portion is narrower than the first portion and the second portion. A light source that is disposed on the first portion is configured to generate near-infrared light and... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110021892 - Systems and methods for respiration monitoring: According to embodiments, techniques for determining respiratory parameters are disclosed. More suitable probe locations for determining respiratory parameters, such as respiration rate and respiratory effort, may be identified. The most suitable probe location may be selected for probe placement. A scalogram may be generated from the detected signal at the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110021894 - Glucose sensor employing semiconductor nanoelectronic device: A glucose sensor employs a programmable glucose sensor array of a relatively large number of nanoelectronic devices (e.g. semiconductor field-effect devices) having control surfaces functionalized with a glucose-reactive substance and generating sensing signals indicative of sensed glucose level of a bodily fluid. The devices are divided into sub-sets sequentially enabled... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20110021896 - Biosensor membranes composed of polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogens: Novel membranes comprising various polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogen groups are described. These membranes are usefully employed in electrochemical sensors, such as amperometric biosensors. More particularly, these membranes effectively regulate a flux of analyte to a measurement electrode in an electrochemical sensor, thereby improving the functioning of the electrochemical sensor over... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110021895 - Subcutaneous glucose electrode: A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow “one-point” in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive species of serum or blood. The electrode... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110021897 - Heart failure monitor quicklook summary for patient management systems: Continuous remote monitoring of patients based on data obtained from an implantable hemodynamic monitor provides an interactive patient management system. Using network systems, patients are remotely monitored to continuously diagnose and treat heart-failure conditions. A screen displayable summary provides continuous feedback and information to physicians, patients and authorized third parties.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110021898 - Real time management of data relating to physiological control of glucose levels: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data and insulin delivery data are used to generate more reliable projected alarms related to a projected glucose levels. A memory stores endogenous data related to measurements of glucose level in a patient, and also stores exogenous data, such as insulin on board, both of which... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20110021899 - Conductive polymer coatings: An electrically conductive coating composition that includes a polymeric mixture, an electrically conductive material dispersed within the polymeric mixture and, optionally, one or more bioactive agents is described.... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20110021900 - Deflectable catheter: A deflectable catheter comprises a catheter body, a tip section, and a control handle for affecting deflection of the tip section. The tip section comprises a flexible tubing having proximal and distal ends and at least two lumens extending therethrough. The proximal end of the tip section is fixedly attached... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110021901 - Physiological sensor with offset adhesive layer: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a perimeter, a light source, a light detector, and an adhesive layer. The light source is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light through part of a patient's body. The light detector is configured to receive the near-infrared light... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110021902 - Real-time electrocardiogram monitoring system and method, patch-type electrocardiograph, telecommunication apparatus: The present invention relates to a real-time electrocardiogram monitoring system and method, a patch-type electrocardiograph and a telecommunication apparatus. The real-time electrocardiogram monitoring system includes: a patch-type electrocardiograph which is attached to a skin of a subject in the form of a patch, measures an electrocardiogram of the subject, and... Agent: Revolution Ip, PLLC

20110021903 - Method for producing an electrophysiological map of the heart: Method for producing an electrophysiological map of a heart of the body of a patient, the method including the procedures of determining a respective target point location, and a respective probe orientation, confirming that the tip of a probe catheter is located at the respective target point location, confirming that... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20110021904 - Dynamic planning tool for use in contrast-enhanced dynamic scan in magnetic resonance imaging: The timing scheme of a dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI scan of the breast is critical for any subsequent analysis or CAD. This invention proposes a planning device configured to calculate the timing scheme of a dynamic MRI investigation, to be integrated in either the MRI scanner or a breast analysis or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110021905 - Injection system for delivering multiple fluids within the anatomy: Devices and systems for injecting fluids and/or other materials into a targeted anatomical location, in particular, a joint or intra-articular space, include a handpiece assembly having a needle extending from its distal end, a fluid delivery module comprising a cassette and a fluid transfer device. A conduit is generally configured... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110021906 - Methods and apparatus for intraocular brachytherapy: Methods and apparatus for intraocular brachytherapy are disclosed in which a cannula is introduced into the eye for delivery of radiation to a target tissue. Techniques for properly locating the cannula with respect to the target tissue, for protecting non-target tissue, for regulating heat generated by x-ray emitters, and for... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20110021907 - Biomedical imaging apparatus and biomedical tomographic image generation method: A biomedical imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes: an ultrasound generating section configured to output ultrasound to a predetermined region in an object under examination; an illuminating light generating section configured to emit illuminating light to the predetermined region upon which the ultrasound is incident; a phase component... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110021908 - Methods and systems for spatially identifying abnormal cells: The present invention provides compositions and methods for imaging tumor resections.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20110021909 - Leak detecting apparatus: A leak detecting apparatus is provided which can detect leak of a liquid injected through an injection needle into a blood vessel of a human body near its surface with high accuracy. The apparatus emits a light ray in a predetermined wavelength band containing a particular wavelength at which the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110021910 - Calibration method and device to be calibrated for measuring density of a bone: The object of the invention is an ultrasound device to be calibrated for forming skeleton density information. This ultrasound device comprises calibration arrangement comprising a calibration program 114 integrated programmatically to the ultrasound device and a calibration part 112 for calibrating a known distance L, and the velocity of ultrasound... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20110021911 - Endoventricular injection catheter system with integrated echocardiographic capabilities: An endoventricular injection catheter with integrated echocardiographic capability enables injections into heart tissue under visualization. The catheter includes an elongated body having a distal end and an imaging core arranged to be inserted into a heart. The imaging core is arranged to transmit ultrasonic energy and to receive reflected ultrasonic... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20110021912 - Regional anesthesia system and cart: A regional anesthesia system and a cart for aiding in the placement of a regional anesthesia block without the need of ancillary assistance. The invention includes equipment for use in the performance of a regional anesthesia block which is carried on a cart for transporting and providing a stable foundation... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20110021913 - Use of focused ultrasound for vascular sealing: An ultrasonic applicator unit (2) is used diagnostically to locate a puncture wound (316) in an artery and then therapeutically to seal the puncture wound with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). A control unit (6) coupled to the applicator unit includes a processor (74) that automates the procedure, controlling various... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110021915 - Detection of structure in ultrasound m-mode imaging: Automated detection of structure is provided in ultrasound M-mode imaging. A coarse and fine search for structure is used. For example, a less noise susceptible initial position or range of positions for a given structure is determined. This position is then refined. The coarse positioning and/or the refined position may... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110021918 - Organic piezoelectric material film, method for production of organic piezoelectric material film, method for production of ultrasonic oscillator, and ultrasonic medical imaging instrument: Disclosed is an organic piezoelectric material film which has little contaminants and has excellent piezoelectric properties. The organic piezoelectric material film is produced by casting a solution of an organic piezoelectric material in an organic solvent and subsequently drying the resulting product. The organic piezoelectric material film has a moisture... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110021917 - Organic piezoelectric material film, method for production of the same, method for production of ultrasonic oscillator using the same, and ultrasonic medical imaging instrument: Disclosed is an organic piezoelectric material film which has little contaminants and has excellent piezoelectric properties. The organic piezoelectric material film is produced by a solution casting process using, as raw materials, a raw material for an organic piezoelectric material and a crushed product which is produced by crushing a... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110021916 - Organic piezoelectric material, ultrasonic oscillator using the material, method for manufacturing the ultrasonic oscillator, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic medical diagnostic imaging device: Provided is an organic piezoelectric material which has excellent piezoelectric property, heat resistance property in particular. An ultrasonic oscillator, which is to be used for an ultrasonic medical diagnostic imaging device which can receive high frequencies at high sensitivity and is suitable for harmonic imaging techniques, a method for manufacturing... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110021914 - Three-dimensional (3d) ultrasound imaging system for assessing scoliosis: A three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging system (10) for assessing scoliosis, the system (10) comprising: an ultrasound scanner (11) to capture ultrasound images; a spatial sensor (13) to record the position and orientation of the captured ultrasound images; and a software module (21) to mark features of vertebra in the captured... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110021919 - High frequency, high frame-rate ultrasound imaging system: A system for producing an ultrasound image comprises a scan head having a transducer capable of generating ultrasound energy at a frequency of at least 20 megahertz (MHz), and a processor for receiving ultrasound energy and for generating an ultrasound image at a frame rate of at least 15 frames... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20110021920 - Switch for aperture control in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Switching is provided in a transducer array of medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging. The switching controls the formation of macro elements or aperture for scanning a plane or volume. The switches are implemented with one or more transistors. The control causes the gates of the transistor to float during the “on”... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110021921 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: A 2D array transducer 10 is separated into a plurality of sub-arrays. Four representative sub-arrays from SA1 to SA4 are shown in an enlarged manner. In addition, the 2D array transducer (10) is segmented into a plurality of transducer regions. Four regions of (I)-(IV) segmented by dot-and-chain lines represent four... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110021922 - Monitoring the flow of fluid: A method of monitoring the intended injection of fluid into a blood vessel during a scanning or imaging procedure, the method including the steps of receiving an indication of the start of an injection of fluid into the blood vessel, measuring the flow velocity in the blood vessel downstream of... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20110021923 - Redistribution layer in an ultrasound diagnostic imaging transducer: Medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging is performed with a multi-dimensional transducer array and an imaging system for planar scanning. The elements of the array may be distributed on a periodic grid with aperiodic shifts in position. When a one-dimensional array is formed on the array, the aperiodic shifts better distribute acoustic... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110021924 - Intravascular photoacoustic and utrasound echo imaging: The invention relates to photoacoustic imaging and ultrasound echo imaging In combination, and applies in particular to the field of imaging a lumen of an organ or vessel of a subject, wherein the Images are acquired from within a lumen of the organ or vessel, especially a lumen of a... Agent: Peter G. Carroll Medelen & Carroll LLP

20110021925 - Mounted vein contrast enchancer: A vein-image-enhancing system transmits two different wavelengths of laser light, being directed by a steering means, to form a raster pattern on a target. Reflected light comprises a contrasted image formed by a portion of the first wavelength being absorbed by veins, and a portion of that first wavelength being... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke, LLP,

20110021926 - Catheter-based off-axis optical coherence tomography imaging system: Catheter-based Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems utilizing an optical fiber that is positioned off-axis of the central longitudinal axis of the catheter have many advantage over catheter-based OCT systems, particularly those having centrally-positioned optical fibers or fibers that rotate independently of the elongate body of the catheter. An OCT system... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110021927 - Blood pressure measurement apparatus, recording medium on which blood pressure derivation program is recorded, and method for deriving blood pressure: A blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a derivation control unit that performs derivation control to derive a blood pressure of a measured person. The derivation control unit includes an envelope extracting unit to extract an envelope of a volume pulse wave based on an arterial volume signal, a differential processing... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20110021928 - Methods and system of determining cardio-respiratory parameters: Embodiments of the present invention provide noninvasive methods and systems of determining and monitoring an individual's respiration pattern, respiration rate, other cardio-respiratory parameters or variations thereof.... Agent: Stanford University

20110021930 - Support device for sensors and/or actuators that can be part of a wireless network of sensors/actuators: A support device for sensors and/or actuators, of a node element or End Device (10) of a wireless network of sensors/actuators which support device comprises a base body or base module (1) with a plurality of faces (2), to which a sensor and/or actuator module or block (3) is mounted,... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20110021929 - Systems and methods for continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for continuous non-invasive blood pressure (CNIBP) monitoring. Multiple reference blood pressure values may be obtained using a calibration device. These multiple reference blood pressure values may be used as calibration points for determining a relationship between the blood pressure of a patient and photoplethysmograph... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110021931 - Optical power modulation vital sign detection method and measurement device: A vital sign measurement device includes a sensor fixation device, a sensor frame, an optical sensing system, and an output unit. The sensor fixation device is adapted to be placed against an anatomical location of a subject. The optical sensing system includes an optical waveguide, an optical source device to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (tc)

20110021932 - Blood vessel pressing cuff, blood pressure measuring apparatus including the blood vessel pressing cuff, and blood pressure measuring method using the blood pressure measuring apparatus: A blood vessel pressing cuff includes a strap surrounding a body part, a first actuator disposed on the strap and including a first shape memory alloy which changes to a first shape memorized in advance, at a temperature equal to or higher than a first temperature, and a second actuator... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110021933 - Methods and systems for use in determination of a patient's heart condition: A method and system are presented for use in monitoring a subject's heart conditions such as ejection fraction and cardiac synchrony. For determination of the ejection fraction, ECG measured data is processed. This ECG measured data comprises a first measured data portion indicative of a first time profile of an... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20110021934 - Blending cardiac rhythm detection processes: Systems and methods are described for classifying a cardiac rhythm. A cardiac rhythm is classified using a classification process that includes a plurality of cardiac rhythm discriminators. Each rhythm discriminator provides an independent classification of the cardiac rhythm. The classification process is modified if the modification is likely to produce... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110021935 - Cardiac condition detection system: A system is provided which processes cardiac condition data representative of heart electrical signals to identify a cardiac condition. An acquisition processor is conditioned for acquiring data representing a sequence of successive pulses of a type of electrical heart waveform of a patient. A computation processor is electrically coupled to... Agent: Jack Schwartz & Associates, PLLC

20110021936 - Medical data display with 3-d and 2-d color mapping: A device and method for displaying medical data for a stress test monitoring system. A computer-implemented method and apparatus for displaying electrical impulse data of a human heart for analysis includes receiving cardiac electrical impulse data produced during a cardiac stress test by a plurality of electrode leads adapted for... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20110021937 - Watertight cardiac monitoring system: An ECG monitoring system for ambulatory patients includes a small multi-electrode patch that adhesively attaches to the chest of a patient. A reusable battery-powered ECG monitor clips onto the patch and receives patient electrical signals from the electrodes of the patch. A processor continuously processes received ECG signals and stores... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110021938 - apparatus and method for indicating cardiac output: An apparatus for indicating cardiac output comprises means for monitoring a patient's transthoracic impedance and generating a corresponding impedance signal, and signal processing means for (a) deriving a signal S1 which is a measure of the average amplitude of the impedance signal, (b) filtering the impedance signal at a plurality... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110021939 - Method and device for the determination of murmur frequency band: The present invention is related to a method for the determination of frequency band characteristic of a heart disease comprising the steps of: recording a first set of phonocardiograms from a first set of reference healthy patients, and a second set of phonocardiograms from a second set of patients suffering... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20110021940 - Incentive audio for pulmonary function diagnostics: A system and method for obtaining measurements of a person's pulmonary diagnostic is described. One embodiment includes a method of providing audible signals related to measurement of pulmonary function, the method comprising receiving a pulmonary input through a receiver, transferring the pulmonary input to a sensor, generating an input signal,... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20110021941 - Systems and methods for respiration monitoring: According to embodiments, techniques for determining respiratory parameters are disclosed. More suitable probe locations for determining respiratory parameters, such as respiration rate and respiratory effort, may be identified. The most suitable probe location may be selected for probe placement. A scalogram may be generated from the detected signal at the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110021942 - Apparatus and method of analyzing constituents of gas in oral cavity and alveolar gas: An apparatus and a method of analyzing constituents of gas in an oral cavity and exhaled breath is disclosed. The apparatus for analyzing the constituents of gas in the oral cavity and exhaled breath according to the present invention includes a filter to filter the outside gas by adsorbing polar... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110021943 - Neural interface: This invention relates to the neural interface comprising one or more electrode-coupled microchannels. Each electrode-coupled microchannel comprises a microchannel for accommodating regenerating nerve axons; and one or more electrodes exposed to the interior of said microchannel. The one or more electrodes may comprise (i) a stimulation array suitable for generating... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery

20110021944 - Method apparatus and system for analyzing thermal images: A method of identifying a thermally distinguishable region in a living body is disclosed. The method comprises determining transient thermal history of a surface of the living body, and estimating a location or presence of the thermally distinguishable region in the living body based on the transient thermal history.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110021946 - Biopsy needle system having a pressure generating unit: A biopsy needle system includes a cylinder with an open end and a cylinder wall. A piston is inserted in the open end such that a cylinder interior volume is defined between the piston and the cylinder, the piston being movable in the cylinder. A biopsy needle is connected to... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20110021945 - Remote thumbwheel for a surgical biopsy device: The present application is directed to an image-guided, vacuum assisted, percutaneous, coring, cable driven breast biopsy instrument which may be conveniently mounted to an x-ray machine wherein the biopsy instrument incorporates a rotation knob at the proximal end of the instrument to manually rotate the distal end of the probe,... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20110021948 - Excisional biopsy devices and methods: An excisional biopsy device includes a tubular member having a window near a distal tip thereof; a cutting tool, a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool being configured to selectively bow... Agent: Law Office Of Jens E. Hoekendijk

20110021949 - Multiple biopsy apparatus and related method of use: An endoluminal biopsy device is provided with a proximal actuation mechanism attached to a distal sampler by at least one elongate member. The distal sampler includes a distal inner portion defining a plurality of chambers, each configured to receive a tissue sample, and a distal outer portion defining a cutting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110021947 - Radiographic image capturing apparatus: In a radiographic image capturing apparatus, an object to be examined is compressed and secured between a compression plate and an image capturing base, at a position off-center from a central position of the image capturing base near a subject in a direction along the subject. An opening is defined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110021950 - Cell collector: A medical device includes a sheath defining at least one lumen and a probe movably disposed within the lumen. The probe includes a removable handle at a proximal end thereof, a collector at a distal end thereof, and a stop disposed between the proximal end and the distal end. The... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20110021951 - Guide wire with marking pattern: A guide wire for a medical instrument, such as an endoscope, has a marking pattern, which extends at least across part of the axial length of the guide wire and includes markings of different marking types that can be sensed. On the guide wire, markings of first and second marking... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110021952 - Event-based health activity tracking with icon-based user interface: A health activity plan may be prescribed for an individual comprising a set of health activity instances (e.g., physical therapy exercises, an exercise regimen, or a wound management program.) The performed health activity instances of the individual may be tracked by a device, and may be presented to a user... Agent: Cooper Legal Group LLC

  
01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110015463 - Applicator and a set including such an applicator: A device for treating human keratinous materials includes an electrical appliance comprising a handpiece and a reader, and an applicator suitable for being removably fastened on the handpiece. The applicator includes a solid cosmetic or dermatological composition for applying to the keratinous materials, and/or an applicator element including fibers and/or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110015464 - Magnetic core for medical procedures: The inventive technique include a system, method and device for treating a patient. The inventive system includes a magnetic field generating device created using a powdered ferromagnetic. The system further includes a circuit in electrical communication with the magnetic core, and a power source in electrical communication with the circuit.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110015465 - Control systems for rotary blood pumps: The present invention generally relates to a control system for a rotary blood pump adapted to move blood in a patient. The control system comprises a means for measuring and varying the speed of the pump and a means for measuring the pulsatility index of a patient, and the control... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110015466 - Partially implantable hearing device: There is provided a partially implantable hearing device for a user, comprising a microphone assembly (10) to be worn by the user outside the user's body (12) and comprising at least one microphone (18) for capturing audio signals from ambient sound; an audio signal processing unit (32, 32′) for processing... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20110015468 - Method and system for maintaining a state in a subject: A method of maintaining a state in a subject comprises measuring one or more physiological parameters of the subject, calculating, using the measured parameter(s), a value, determining if the calculated value is below a lower threshold or above an upper threshold, and generating an output to the subject if the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110015467 - Sleep management method and system for improving sleep behaviour of a human or animal in the care of a carer: A sleep management method and system for use by a carer to improve the sleep behaviour of a child in their care by monitoring one or more objective parameters relevant to sleep quality and providing one or more recommendations for behavioural programs and/or actions to the carer via a portable... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110015469 - Brain stimulation systems and methods: Systems and methods for brain stimulation.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20110015470 - Strobe light for brain wave entrainment: A strobe device is used to affect brain wave patterns, such as for personal defense by causing disorientation, or for therapeutic use by causing calming.... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20110015471 - Prenatal audio apparatus for the acoustic stimulation of an unborn child: An audio speaker device is disclosed. The audio speaker is configured for temporary, secure placement directly upon an epidermis surface of a living body. The audio speaker has an output side facing toward the living body. The audio speaker is configured for connectivity to an audio signal source. The audio... Agent: George R. Reardon

20110015472 - Sphincter exercising system: A sphincter exercising system includes a central detection unit for detecting an internal pressure of an air tube due to a constriction of a sphincter; a peripheral detection unit for detecting a pressure of a vicinity of the central detection unit; a control unit for generating an input signal for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110015474 - Vaginal operation method for the treatment of anal incontinence in women: There is disclosed a method for treating anal incontinence in women. The method comprises accessing the rectum or colon or anus though an incision in the vagina and implanting a powered restriction device on the rectum, colon or anal sphincter. There are also disclosed methods for energizing and controlling the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110015473 - Vaginal operation method for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women: There is disclosed a method for treating urinary incontinence in women. The method comprises accessing the urethra though an incision in the vagina and implanting a restriction device on the urethra or the neck of the urinary bladder. There are also disclosed methods for energizing and controlling the restriction device.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110015475 - Inflatable stomal implant: A stomal implant comprising a longitudinal portion configured to envelop at least a section of the bowel or ileal conduit, said longitudinal portion comprising: a proximal end for positioning at a stomal opening; a distal end for positioning within an abdomen; and a reversibly pressure-exerting device providing an ascending pressure... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110015480 - Articles, devices, and methods for pelvic surgery: Described are implants, tools, and related methods, for use in pelvic surgery to treat conditions such as prolapse and incontinence, including one embodiment of a method that uses a transcoccyx tissue path; other embodiments that use particular implants with various features relating to, e.g., end portions; and other embodiments relating... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110015478 - Delivery of cardiac constraint jacket: A cardiac constraint jacket is formed of flexible material defining a volume between an open upper end and a lower end. The jacket is dimensioned for an apex of a patient's heart to be inserted into the volume through the open upper end and for the jacket to be slipped... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20110015476 - Devices and methods for treating cardiomyopathy: This application relates to cardiac medical devices, and specifically to adjustable tensioning devices for tissue anchors, to the intraventricular cardiac anchoring or banding devices themselves, to devices and methods for controlling the depth of penetration of tissue anchors, to devices and methods for the joining of both papillary muscles to... Agent: Juneau Partners

20110015479 - Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse: An apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse in a patient is provided. The apparatus includes a support portion having first and second ends. A first elongated end portion is connected to said first end of said support portion. The first elongated end portion includes a first dilator configured to attach... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110015477 - Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions: Described are pelvic implants and methods of surgically placing pelvic implants, the implants optionally including the ability to engage a spreader tool for spreading the implant within the patient, also optionally including a stiffening frame (306), exemplary implants being capable of being used to treat pelvic floor disorders, for example... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20110015481 - Sexual enhancement lubrication powder: Provided is a dry, edible, sexual enhancement lubricant powder. The powder comprises a powdered sweetening agent which is also a sialogogue; a powdered thickening agent, which is combined with the sweetening agent/sialogogue; and a powdered flavoring agent, which is combined with the sweetening agent/sialogogue and thickening agent. Human saliva, when... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20110015482 - Guidewire locking device and method: A locking device for a maintaining an elongated member at a selected place within a body lumen includes a substantially rigid body including an attachment portion adapted to be coupled to a proximal portion of a medical instrument. When in an operative position, the distal portion of the medical instrument... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110015483 - Endoscopic robotic catheter system: A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a elongate instrument interface including a plurality of instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An elongate... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20110015486 - Endoscope system and endoscopic operation training system: An endoscope system or an endoscopic operation training system includes: projectors which project video light indicating a video taken by an endoscope device that allows at least a part thereof to be inserted into patient's body cavity; and a dome type screen having a shape of a projection surface that... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110015485 - Endoscopic device and image processing method thereof: An endoscopic device and its image processing method include a casing, a sensing module for reflecting a light from a target object through a reflecting unit, capturing an optical image, and converting the optical image into an electric signal, a switching unit installed on a side of the casing, an... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20110015484 - Endoscopic robotic catheter system: A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a elongate instrument interface including a plurality of instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An elongate... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20110015487 - Endoscope with single-channel endoscopic tube and disposable set, connecting the channel with pressure sources.: The tubular element, valves, clips (25) compose a disposable sterile set. The valve-less single-channel endoscopic tube and the set provide all endoscopic functions. Its washing will become safe, quick and cheap, and its manufacturing and reprocessing will be reduced in price as well.... Agent: Sergey Matasov

20110015488 - Working conduit: A working conduit comprises an inner tube and an outer tube into which the inner tube can be inserted. The inner tube is a transparent hollow tube of which one end is a close end, and the other end is an open end. The outer tube is also a transparent... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110015489 - Otoscope with attachable ear wax removal device: An otoscope kit has an otoscope with an attachable ear wax removal device for ear wax removal. A fluid dispensing means which is attachable to the otoscope for ejecting fluid through said ear speculum into the ear canal, the fluid dispensing means being mounted on the gripping body of the... Agent: David L. King, Sr.

20110015490 - Method and system for cannula positioning: An active cannula (10) can include a plurality of hollow tubes (100, 110, 120), a plurality of blocks (200, 210, 220), and a track (1800). Each of the blocks can be connected to one of the hollow tubes. Each of the blocks can be operably connected to the track for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110015491 - Surgical access device with moveable device port: A surgical access device for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures includes a housing portion and at least one moveable device port. The housing portion has an axial bore extending therethrough, defining a central axis of the surgical access device. The at least one moveable device port is moveable about an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110015492 - In-ceiling focus located surgical lighting: The present disclosure provides a device for the automated illumination of a surgical sight and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Dechert LLP

20110015493 - Ambulatory medical telemetry device having an audio indicator: An ambulatory medical telemetry device (10) is provided. The device includes at least one sensor (18) for detecting at least one physiological parameter of a patient and a housing that is securable to the patient. A circuit (50) is located in the housing for receiving and processing a signal representative... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110015494 - Home healthcare management system and hardware: A home healthcare management system wherein a patient conducts self diagnoses and self testing, and manages their own medical records at home. A digital microscope is utilized as part of the system that is smaller, of lower cost, faster, of a higher dynamic range, and has a higher resolution than... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

20110015495 - Method and system for managing a user's sleep: A sleep management method and system for improving the quality of sleep of a user which monitors one or more objective parameters relevant to sleep quality of the user when in bed and receives from the user in waking hours via a portable device such as a mobile phone feedback... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110015502 - Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110015503 - Medical apparatus for collecting patient electroencephalogram (eeg) data: The EEG Processing Unit comprises a semi-rigid framework which substantially conforms to the Patient's head and supports a set of electrodes in predetermined loci on the Patient's head to ensure proper electrode placement. The EEG Processing Unit includes automated connectivity determination apparatus which can use pressure-sensitive electrode placement ensuring proper... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20110015500 - Method for determining customized essential oil blend: A scientific method and system for determining a customized essential oil blend through accessing a physiolocial data from a user are disclosed in the present invention. The physiological data is heart rate vairiability (HRV), which is associated with cardiac diseases and the autonomic nervous system.... Agent: J C Patents

20110015501 - Microprocessor system for the analysis of physiologic and financial datasets: A system and method for organization and analysis of complex and dynamically interactive time series is disclosed. One example comprises a processor based system for relational analysis of physiologic signals for providing early recognition of catastrophic and pathologic events such as pathophysiologic divergence. The processor is programmed to identify pathophysiologic... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110015499 - Patient bed with monitoring and therapy device: The sick bed (1) can be rotated about an axis (9) in a direction indicated by an arrow (P), and consequently propped up. A patient strapped to the bed (4) will likewise be propped up. The verticalisation of the patient has effect on the physiological parameters of the same. According... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20110015496 - Portable medical device: A housing configured to at least partially encapsulate a mobile communication device, a sensor disposed on the housing, the sensor being configured to collect medical information relating to a patient, and an interface coupled to the sensor and configured to communicate the collected medical information to the mobile communication device.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110015504 - Remote medical diagnositic device including bio-mouse and bio-keyboard, and method using the same: Disclosed herein are a remote medical diagnostic device that includes both a bio-mouse and a bio-keyboard, and a method using the same.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110015497 - System and method to provide career counseling and management using biofeedback: An apparatus and method for measuring a person's biometric data as well as associated data and for using that data to determine the person's talents and well-being state, as well as predicting an optimal career path for the person. Biometric data is measured using a sensor, a memory configured to... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20110015498 - System, garment and method: The present invention relates to a system and garment that incorporates sensors that can be used for measuring or monitoring pressure or forces in feet, the stumps of limbs of an amputee that are fitted with prosthetic devices, or any other parts of the body that are subject to forces... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110015506 - Imaging device, method thereof, and program: To realize an imaging device, imaging method and program capable of improving image quality. This invention controls light sources so as to irradiate a body with irradiation light of a luminance level higher than that in the air arriving at the body, adjusts the imaging sensitivity of a solid imaging... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110015505 - Method for data reduction and calibration of an oct-based physiological monitor: The present invention relates to a method and system for estimating blood analyte levels using a noninvasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) based physiological monitor. An algorithm correlates OCT-based estimated blood analyte data with actual blood analyte data determined by other methods, such as invasively. OCT-based data is fit to the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015507 - System and method for memory switching for multiple configuration medical sensor: A system is provided that includes a monitor, a multiple configuration sensor having a first configuration and a second configuration, and a sensor connector. The sensor connector includes a first memory device and a second memory device, such that the first memory device is accessible by the monitor in the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110015508 - Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110015509 - Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data receiver includes all of the functionalities for the data monitoring and management system receiver unit, and a second data receiver unit is configured with a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110015510 - 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

20110015511 - Systems and methods for optimizing insulin dosage: Embodiments of a testing method suitable for diabetic persons to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting one or more sampling sets of biomarker data, wherein each sampling set comprises a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and wherein each sampling instance comprises an acceptable biomarker reading at a single... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20110015512 - Measuring outflow resistance/facility of an eye: A measurement system takes measurements of intraocular pressure and displaced ocular volume for determination of aqueous outflow resistance A device with a πgid outer wall, a flexible inner wall, and an inflatable bladder in between is placed over the eye A pressure measurement system is coupled to the bladder and... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20110015514 - Medical imaging method and system for providing a finite-element model: A method comprising: -providing acquisition data (34,38) of a patient, comprising acquisition data of a bone structure of the patient in a given position, providing a knowledge base (22,43,47), comprising data related to such bone structures, -determining a patient-specific position-specific finite-element model of the bone structure comprising: patient-specific three-dimensional geometry,... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (plasseraud)

20110015513 - Transportable digital autonomous unit to perform anthropometric measurements, of tactile manual localization, geometrically based on the projection of points in a cartesian (virtual) plane, incorporating technology of sensors and software: A systematic procedure and device able to measure the body dimensions of persons, both young and adult, relating to anthropometry, and more concrete methods for anthropometric studies. The device includes an autonomous, transportable digital system to carry out the anthropometric measurements, which permits and facilitates the location and collection of... Agent: Stratton Ballew

20110015515 - Methods for physiological monitoring, training, exercise and regulation: Computer executable software and device for guiding brain activity training comprising: logic which takes data corresponding to activity measurements of one or more internal voxels of a brain and determines one or more members of the group consisting of: a) what next stimulus to communicate to the subject, b) what... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20110015516 - Method and magnetic resonance device for graphically assisting navigation of an instrument: In a method and magnetic resonance device for graphically assisting the navigation of an instrument (in particular a medical instrument such as a needle and/or a guide sleeve guiding a needle) within a procedure region of a target subject (in particular a patient), coordinates of a target position and/or target... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110015517 - Mri biopsy device localization fixture: A localization mechanism, or fixture, is used in conjunction with a breast coil for breast compression and for guiding a core biopsy instrument during prone biopsy procedures in both open and closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. The localization fixture includes a three-dimensional Cartesian positionable guide for supporting and orienting... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20110015519 - Medical system and method for the positionally correct association of an image data set with an electromagnetic navigation system: In a method and medical system for positionally correct association of an image data set of a patient, obtained with the medical system, and an N-coordinate system of an electromagnetic navigation system, before a medical procedure at least one sensor coil is attached to the imaging system, and a transformation... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110015518 - Method and instrument for surgical navigation: An operating microscope including an optical unit for forming an image of an object plane in oculars of the microscope, an optoelectronic image receiver coupled to the microscope and optics to form images, of objects placed in a region between a front objective of the microscope and an object plane... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110015520 - Perfusion imaging: A perfusion analysis system includes a perfusion modeller (120) and a user interface (122). The perfusion modeller (120) generates a patient specific perfusion model based on medical imaging perfusion data for the patient, a general perfusion model, and a quantification of one or more identified pathologies of the patient that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110015521 - Means of tracking movement of bodies during medical treatment: Methods and systems enable accurate control of robotic treatments of internal features of a body by tracking movements of the exterior of the body. Such tracking enables programmed and automated or semi-automated surgical operations to compensate for movement of the patient's body during surgery. A tracking system that includes a... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20110015522 - Quantification analysis of immobilized contrast agent in medical imaging applications: An embodiment of a solution is proposed for analyzing a body part of a patient, which is perfused with a contrast agent capable of circulating within the patient and of being substantially immobilized on a biological target. An embodiment of a corresponding system includes means for providing an echo signal... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20110015524 - Ultrasonograph: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a transmitting section for driving a probe to send out ultrasonic waves toward a subject one after another; a receiving section for getting an echo, produced as a result of reflection of each ultrasonic wave from the subject, received by the probe, thereby generating a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110015523 - Ultrasound observation apparatus: An ultrasound observation apparatus has an ultrasound probe or an ultrasound endoscope manually moved relative to a subject, and displays a plurality of ultrasound tomographic images in time sequence with the movement. The ultrasound observation apparatus has a control section which, when a first display range is selected, performs control... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110015525 - Ultrasonograph: Provided is an ultrasonograph that scans a subject in a region of two or more dimensions. The ultrasonograph includes an array transducer (1) in which a plurality of transducers (2) are arrayed, wherein the array transducer (1) is divided into a plurality of sub-arrays (3, 4) composed of a plurality... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110015526 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: Next, a second set of aliasing corrections is applied to the color Doppler data to generate third color Doppler data and, for each of the one or more transitions, one or more pairs of color Doppler values in the third color Doppler data, which are located on opposite sides of... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20110015527 - Flat doppler probe and method of the same: A flat ultrasound probe includes a housing having sidewalls, each having a height, a bottom surface for contacting an external surface of a patient during operation of the probe, the bottom surface having a width larger than the height of the sidewalls and a flat portion, and a recession in... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110015528 - Medical observation system and processor: A medical observation system, which includes a medical probe that observes a subject by scanning on the subject with laser light; a laser source that supplies the laser light to the medical probe; a judgment unit that judges whether the medical probe is in a predetermined state; and a control... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110015529 - Methylene blue based fibred fluorescence microscopy: The invention relates to a method for the fabric using an acquisition system that includes at acquisition of in-vivo fluorescence imaging from a least one optical fibre exciting the fabric by scanning light beam. According to the invention, the system is used to detect fluorescence signals emitted by the Methylene... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110015530 - Living body tissue three-dimensional model and production method therefor: An internal tissue including a lesion region in the human body is modeled as a three-dimensional model. By reconstructing thickness or flexibility of a lumen wall portion including the lesion region and making it possible to confirm a motion of the lumen wall or a flow of fluid in the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015531 - Electronic blood pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure by using volume compensation method: An electronic sphygmomanometer, which measures blood pressure in accordance with the volume compensation method, detects a cuff pressure inside a cuff attached to a measurement site of the blood pressure. An arterial volume detection circuit detects an arterial volume signal of the measurement site. A drive control unit, after setting... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20110015532 - Denoising and artifact rejection for cardiac signal in a sensis system: A system denoises and rejects artifacts from cardiac signals, by accepting a cardiac signal from a patient, processing the cardiac signal from the patient using a frequency band width controllable choke to separate the cardiac signal into predefined frequencies, filtering each of the predefined frequencies to remove dynamic common noise,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110015533 - Stylets for use with apparatus for intravascular placement of a catheter: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20110015534 - Airway adaptor: An airway adaptor includes: an airway case; and an expired gas guiding portion which is connected to the airway case to introduce a respiratory gas to the airway case. The airway case includes: a first respiratory gas flow path in which the respiratory gas flows in a first direction; and... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20110015535 - Techniques for prediction and monitoring of coughing-manifested clinical episodes: A method is provided for predicting an onset of a clinical episode, the method including sensing breathing of a subject, determining at least one breathing pattern of the subject responsively to the sensed breathing, comparing the breathing pattern with a baseline breathing pattern, and predicting the onset of the episode... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20110015536 - Eeg-based method for determining a subject's compatibility with a work environment: This invention provides an EEG-based method of determining whether a test subject possesses an attitude compatible with the work environment at a predetermined organization.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20110015537 - Method, apparatus and computer program for monitoring specific cerebral activity: A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed for monitoring specific cerebral activity of a subject. Occurrences of a predetermined event are detected in each of at least two brain wave signals acquired from a subject, wherein the predetermined event is indicative of a specific cerebral activity. Based on... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20110015538 - System and method for analyzing electroencephalography data: A system and method for analyzing EEG data. The system comprises data from at least one or all of the 19 (or more) standard scalp locations, a computing device 100 operable to calculate deviance for the data, and a single score for each of a plurality of scalp sites based... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20110015539 - Methods for physiological monitoring, training, exercise and regulation: A computer assisted method comprising: measuring activity of one or more internal voxels of a brain; employing computer executable logic that takes the measured brain activity and determines one or more members of the group consisting of: a) what next stimulus to communicate to the subject, b) what next behavior... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20110015540 - Method utilizing two wire electrode oscillator system for determining body impedance: A method for measuring an impedance of a body includes the steps of electrically coupling first and second electrodes to the body and electrically biasing a variable frequency relaxation oscillator. The oscillator has both a positive resistive feedback network and a negative feedback network which includes the electrodes. The method... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20110015541 - Determination of the effective lens position of an intraocular lens using aphakic refractive power: An ophthalmic method for determining a relationship between aphakic ocular power and estimated effective lens position (ELP) of an intraocular lens (IOL) to be implanted in a patient's eye. The method can be used to determine an estimate of the ELP of an IOL given the aphakic ocular power of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015542 - Mri compatible biopsy device with detachable probe: A biopsy device comprises a probe assembly and an obturator. The probe assembly comprises a cannula having a closed distal end configured to penetrate tissue, an open proximal end, a first lumen in fluid communication with the open proximal end, and a side aperture located proximal to the closed distal... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20110015544 - Fingertip positioned artery stabilizer: An artery stabilizer device is provided for stabilizing an artery while a technician inserts a needle into the stabilized artery. Two stabilizer fingers are provided to hold an artery in place while a needle is passed between two extensions and further inserted into the artery beyond the stabilizer fingers; the... Agent: James Perez

20110015543 - Fluid sample collection system: A sample collection container adapted to be connected to, and disconnected from, a sample collection adapter and a sample collection container cap. The sample collection adapter has a downward sloping interior surface that provides a free-flowing path for samples provided by a subject to the sample collection container. The sample... Agent: Mehlin Dean Matthews

20110015546 - Blood glucose sensor: The invention is directed to an apparatus and method for blood sample acquisition and testing. The apparatus incorporates a test strip having a blood sample volume detection area in which a blood sample is accumulated and a minimum blood sample volume is detected. Once a minimum blood sample volume is... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110015545 - Diagnostic test strip having fluid transport features: A test strip for testing a blood sample is provided with a fluid transport feature to facilitate transport of a blood sample obtained from a lancing operation through a capillary channel to a measurement site. A fluid transport path is defined on the major face of the strip terminating at... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110015547 - Method and a dual-array transducer probe for real time mechanical imaging of prostate: The present invention relates to a transrectal probe and method for real time mechanical imaging of a prostate. The probe is equipped with dual-array pressure sensors—one on the probe head and another on the shaft of the probe spaced away from the head with an angular and linear offset forming... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

  
01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110009686 - Method of generating specified activities within a target holding device: A method for producing uniform activity targets according to an embodiment of the invention may include arranging a plurality of targets in a holding device having an array of compartments, each target being assigned to a compartment based on a known flux of a reactor core so as to facilitate... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110009687 - Catheter to assist the performance of a heart: In a catheter (2) to assist the performance of a heart (1) with at least one pump (7), the pump is formed as a rotary pump at the distal end of the catheter (2), the rotor (6) lying distally on the outer side being coupled via a magneto coupling with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (tc)

20110009688 - Method for making a blood pump: A method of making a blood pump comprises selecting a desired flow pattern in a pumping chamber defined by an extensible bladder wherein the flow pattern is based generally on blood flow in a natural heart, using an initial computer model of the desired flow pattern to determine the material... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110009689 - Assay of nitric oxide metabolites in the culture media of human preimplantation embryos: The present invention relates, e.g., to a method for predicting the embryonic progression of a preimplantation embryo, comprising measuring in the insemination medium (IM) in which an oocyte was fertilized and subsequently incubated in vitro, thereby generating a pre-implantation embryo, at 18-24 hrs post fertilization, the levels of nitric oxide... Agent: Venable LLP

20110009690 - External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses: Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems include an external component adapted for deployment around a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., the duodenum) and an internal component adapted... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20110009693 - Method and device for inducing erotic stimulation while asleep: A vibration device for inducing erotic stimulation at a pre-set time, including a housing, a power source for powering the vibration device; a timing unit; including timer control circuitry disposed within the housing and electrically coupled to the power source, an offset weight driven by a motor and powered by... Agent: Jacqueline Tadros, P.A.

20110009692 - Nitric oxide generation to treat female sexual dysfunction: Apparatus for treating female sexual dysfunction of a subject is provided. A manual insertion device (20) is configured to be inserted by the subject into a vagina of the subject and removed by the subject from the vagina of the subject. At least one electrode (24) is coupled to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110009691 - Phallus device and system with screw attachment: The present invention is a phallus device and system for attaching a phallus to a mounting base. By utilizing a male/female screw attachment system a phallus can be attached to a number of different mounting bases such as a harness, a motorized device or the like. the particular advantage of... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC

20110009695 - Bending section for endoscope: A bending device for an endoscope having a camera mounted on one end for photographing the inside of a human body, a machine, a pipe and the like is provided. For flexible bending with the smallest external diameter and the largest extended internal diameter, a plurality of bending plates each... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110009694 - Hand-held minimally dimensioned diagnostic device having integrated distal end visualization: Hand-held minimally dimensioned diagnostic devices having integrated distal end visualization are provided. Also provided are systems that include the devices, as well as methods of using the devices, e.g., to visualize internal tissue of a subject.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110009696 - Endoscope insertion apparatus: An endoscope insertion apparatus is provided that has an inner-side unit in which a plurality of inner-side fixing sections having an inner-side arm are uniformly arranged in a circumferential direction, an outer-side unit in which a plurality of outer-side fixing sections having an outer-side arm are uniformly arranged in a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110009697 - Guiding system, position controlling apparatus, and guiding method: A guiding system includes a capsule-type apparatus and a position controlling apparatus. The capsule-type apparatus includes a permanent magnet, which is fixed to a capsule-shaped casing, and is introduced into a subject. The position controlling apparatus includes a relative position controlling mechanism that changes a relative position between a predetermined... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110009698 - Endoscope apparatus, endoscope system and method for controlling endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope main body and an assisting drive unit. The endoscope main body includes an endoscope insertion portion having a curving portion on the leading end side thereof, a curving operation portion operating or curving the curving portion, and a curving drive portion driving or curving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110009699 - Methods for biofilm removal: A method of removing bacterial biofilm from a target site of a human patient. A bacterial biofilm removal system is provided that includes an endoscope, an irrigation duct and an aspiration duct. The endoscope includes a working end. The irrigation duct includes an outlet. The aspiration duct includes an inlet.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20110009700 - Controlling movement of distal portion of medical device: A medical device allows movement control of a distal end portion of the medical device and is adapted for one-handed operation. The medical device is capable of omni-directional control of the distal end portion of the device. The device has an elongated member including a deflectable portion at a distal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110009702 - Fluorescence observation apparatus: The number of ACF can be readily counted without overlooking the existence of ACF to achieve reduced observation time. A fluorescence observation apparatus includes a light source unit inserted into a body cavity of a biological organism and emitting excitation light onto an inner wall of the body cavity; an... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110009701 - Oct using spectrally resolved bandwidth: The embodiments disclosed herein is related to a system for optical coherence tomographic imaging of turbid (i.e., scattering) materials utilizing multiple channels of information. The multiple channels of information may be comprised and encompass spatial, angle, spectral and polarization domains. More specifically, the embodiments disclosed herein is related to methods... Agent: Volcano At Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20110009703 - Flexible external cannula sheath: A flexible external cannula sheath assembly includes a tubular member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and a seal positioned adjacent the distal end portion of the tubular member. The seal defines a hole in a central portion thereof for receiving surgical instruments therethrough. The flexible... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110009704 - Apparatus and method for transvaginal surgery: An access port for performing surgery transvaginally is provided. The access port includes an elongated flexible member having proximal and distal ends and a central portion therebetween, and a retention mechanism formed on the distal end of the elongated member. The retention mechanism includes a first configuration for inserting the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110009705 - Internal tissue retraction device, method of use, and system: A device for retracting internal tissue comprises a base section and an elongated section adapted to fit within a surgical portal coupled to and extending away from the base section. The elongated section comprises an elongated section tip, a top section, an outer bottom shell, an inner cavity, and an... Agent: Neugeboren O'dowd PC

20110009706 - Adjustable polyaxial tissue retractor: An adjustable polyaxial tissue retractor includes a retraction bar including a plurality of etched teeth, a retraction blade coupled to the retraction bar, a connector including a quick release component cavity and an outwardly protruding and expandable round bulbous body, a quick release component engaged with at least one tooth... Agent: Rahman LLC

20110009710 - Combination level alarms and alarm persistence for patient monitoring: Combination level alarms and alarm persistence for patient monitoring, as well as related methods and apparatus, are disclosed. For a combination level alarm, respective values for multiple physiological conditions are received. A determination is made as to whether the received values satisfy respective alarm criteria for the physiological conditions, and... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D

20110009709 - Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position: Systems and methods obtain information that allows detection of whether a patient suffers from congestion by monitoring a response of the patient to a recumbent position of the patient's body. The patient may be monitored to determine a respiration pattern for a non-recumbent position such as standing and a respiration... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110009708 - System and apparatus for improved nutrition analysis: A system having an incorporated software program attempts to tailor a person's diet with the person's desired nutritional goal and their current food consumption.... Agent: Bergman & Song LLP

20110009707 - Telehealth scheduling and communications network: A telehealth communications network accessible anywhere sufficient bandwidth connection is available facilitates a medical encounter between a patient at a patient site and a provider at a provider site remotely located from the patient, and includes an operating console comprising at least one memory and at least one processor coupled... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110009714 - Hemodynamic monitors and alarms: A hemodynamic monitoring instrument includes a processor and an output device. The processor (30) is arranged to receive a physiological parameter indicative of heart rate and a physiological parameter indicative of arterial blood pressure and is configured to compute (50) a hemodynamic parameter correlating with systemic vascular resistance (SVR) based... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110009711 - Method and system for health monitoring: A personal health monitor, including: (a) a physiological data input device operative to gather physiological data; and (b) a multi-purpose personal data accessory, whereas the multi-purpose personal data accessory is adapted to execute health monitoring software such as to enable the multi-purpose personal data accessory to receive the physiological data,... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110009712 - Methods and systems that monitor for an impending myocardial infarction: Implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, are provided for monitoring for an impending myocardial infarction. A signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume is obtained. Such a signal can be a photoplethysmography signal or an impedance plethysmography signal. For each of a plurality of periods of time, a... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20110009713 - Rhythmic percussion exercise garment with electronic interface and method of conducting an exercise program: Hands-free exercise device combining: weights; an electronic vital signs monitoring device with interactive capabilities and a controllable interface with an electronic or instrumental percussive music source, adapted to be worn about the user's body resulting in new method of conducting an exercise program. User varies weight to adjust muscle load... Agent: Law Offices Eric R. Benson, Esq.

20110009715 - Ingestible event marker data framework: The ingestible event marker data framework provides a uniform, comprehensive framework to enable various functions and utilities related to ingestible event marker data (IEM data). The functions and utilities include data and/or information having an aspect of data derived from, collected by, aggregated by, or otherwise associated with, an ingestion... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110009716 - Patient data sensor device: A patient data sensor device has an implantable patient data sensor and an implantable data transmission mechanism, which is in signal connection with the patient data sensor. The data transmission mechanism has an antenna for telemetric data transmission to an external data collection unit. In addition, the data transmission mechanism... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20110009717 - Blood sampling device: A blood sampling device useful for collecting a blood sample from a separate vascular access device is described herein. The blood sampling device includes a body shaped and sized for partial insertion into a separate vascular access device. The body includes a reservoir defined within the body, which has an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110009718 - Determination of physiological parameters using repeated blood pressure measurements: A pulsewave detection unit is provided, at least a portion of the pulsewave detection unit being configured to be coupled to a portion of a subject's body, the pulsewave detection unit generating a signal that is responsive to arterial pressure of the portion of the subject's body. A pulsewave parameters... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110009719 - Multiple wavelength sensor substrate: A physiological sensor has emitters configured to transmit optical radiation having multiple wavelengths in response to corresponding drive currents. A thermal mass is disposed proximate the emitters so as to stabilize a bulk temperature for the emitters. A temperature sensor is thermally coupled to the thermal mass. The temperature sensor... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009720 - Continuous whole blood glucose monitor: A portable continuous whole blood glucose monitor comprising, a mid-infrared quantum cascade laser and driver in optical communication with a transmission cell and a photo-conductive detector and pre-amplifier. The monitor further comprises a peristaltic pump connected to a single lumen catheter peripherally inserted into a patient's vein. The single lumen... Agent: James Minerve

20110009721 - Near-infrared spectroscopy sensor with light sheet: A sensor includes a sensor pad configured to be disposed on a portion of a patient's body. A light sheet is disposed on the sensor pad and has a first substrate and a second substrate spaced from one another. The light sheet further includes a light source configured to emit... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110009723 - Forehead sensor placement: Forehead oximetry sensor devices and methods for determining physiological parameters using forehead oximetry sensors. One method includes placing an oximetry sensor on the forehead of a patient, such that the sensor is placed on the lower forehead region, above the eyebrow with the sensor optics placed lateral of the iris... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110009722 - Historical trend icons for physiological parameters: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for displaying graphical icons representing a detected medical condition or a sensor fault. Specifically, embodiments of relate to a monitoring system that includes a sensor configured to obtain a physiologic signal from a patient, and a monitor communicatively coupled to the sensor and configured... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110009724 - Providing contextually relevant advertisements and e-commerce features in a personal medical device system: A medical device system includes a portable (patient-worn or patient-carried) medical device that can automatically initiate certain e-commerce and/or advertisement presentation features in response to the detection of one or more triggering events. A triggering even may, for example, be associated with the monitoring of the operation or status of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110009725 - Providing contextually relevant advertisements and e-commerce features in a personal medical device system: A medical device system includes a portable (patient-worn or patient-carried) medical device that can automatically initiate certain e-commerce and/or advertisement presentation features in response to the detection of one or more triggering events. A triggering even may, for example, be associated with the monitoring of the operation or status of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110009727 - 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

20110009726 - Tape cassette for a medical handheld device and blood sugar measuring system: A tape cassette for a medical handheld device. The inventive tape cassette includes a carrier tape with a plurality of functional elements which may take the form of test fields for analyzing a sample of a human or animal body fluid and/or a plurality of lancets. During use, the carrier... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20110009728 - Medical electrode, electrode bundle and electrode bundle array: A medical microelectrode includes portions capable of movement relative to each other when implanted in or inserted into soft tissue, so as to increase or decrease their distance along the electrode. The electrode is at least partially embedded in a substantially rigid biocompatible matrix that is soluble or biodegradable a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110009729 - Apparatus for measuring physiological signals: Provided is an apparatus for measuring physiological signals by distributing modules according to functions. The physiological signal measuring apparatus includes first and second detection electrodes, a physiological signal detection module, a power supply module, and a connection line. The first and second detection electrodes are adhered to a target skin... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110009732 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: In one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes: a functional image generating unit that generates a functional image from a magnetic resonance image generated by collecting a magnetic resonance signal from a subject who executes a task with an intermission of a resting period; an image generation controlling unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110009731 - Method and system for performing upright magnetic resonance imaging of various anatomical and physiological conditions: Vasculature or parenchyma is imaged using upright MRI techniques, on patients who may have conditions such as congestive heart failure, or otherwise be healthy. When an individual is horizontal, venous drainage is minimized, causing the vessels to remain engorged, also referred to herein as vascular congestion. Vascular congestion results in... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110009730 - Mri system apparatus to produce electric current: A magnetic resonance imaging system (10) includes a main field magnet (12) which generates a B 0 magnetic field through an examination region (14). One or more electric power generators (30) are disposed in the B 0 magnetic field. Each of the electric power generators includes at least one winding... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110009734 - Image guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves: A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic effect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used to permanently... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M. Anderson

20110009733 - Non-magnetic medical infusion device: Liquid infusion apparatus includes non-magnetic materials in a pumping structure and drive motor therefore, and in a controller that supplies drive signals to the motor to facilitate convenient operation in intense magnetic fields without distorting the magnetic fields and without radiating objectionable radio-frequency interference.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009735 - Cardiac diagnostics using wall motion and perfusion cardiac mri imaging and systems for cardiac diagnostics: Cardiac information of a patient is displayed by obtaining a plurality of MRI cine loops of the heart of the patient at a plurality of heart rates, the plurality of cine loops including both wall motion cine loops and at least one perfusion cine loops and simultaneously displaying both the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20110009736 - Localization using non-metallic implantable fiducial markers: A system may include a biocompatible housing and an electrical circuit disposed within the housing, the electrical circuit to emit a radiofrequency signal, and wherein the electrical circuit does not comprise a metal. Also included may be a signal generator to generate a wireless signal to trigger the electrical circuit,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110009737 - Method and apparatus for dermatological treatment and tissue reshaping: Exemplary method and apparatus can be provided for directing a substance and electromagnetic radiation to a particular location in a biological tissue, for example, to inject and cure a cosmetic filler in situ. The apparatus can include a needle configured to be inserted into the tissue, and a waveguide configured... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110009740 - System and method for navigating an ultrasound catheter to image a beating heart: Catheter navigation is coupled with ultrasound imaging to yield a context map showing the location on a heart of the ultrasonically imaged frame.... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20110009738 - System and method for visualizing needle entry into a body: A system for visualizing needle entry into a body is presented. The system includes a needle for entering a body. The needle is coated with a radiation scattering coating on at least a portion of the needle. The system additionally includes a radiation visualization device which detects reflected radiation directed... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110009739 - Transcranial ultrasound transducer with stereotactic conduit for placement of ventricular catheter: An apparatus, system and method for performing a ventriculostomy using an ultrasound probe is disclosed. A head portion of the probe is connected to a handle portion at a proximal end of the head portion. A transducer is mounted in a distal end of the head portion to transmit ultrasound... Agent: John S. Economou

20110009741 - Endovascular optical coherence tomography device: An endovascular OCT probe is included in an endovascular access device for intravascular imaging. The probe includes a hollow coil wire defining an axial lumen of the endovascular access device. A single mode optical fiber for transmitting light is disposed in the axial lumen of the hollow coil wire so... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20110009742 - Adaptive radiotherapy treatment using ultrasound: Radiation treatment is delivered to a patient by positioning the patient such that a radiation beam is delivered to a lesion within the patient along a beam-delivery path while securing a diagnostic imaging device about the patient such that the diagnostic imaging device does not intersect the beam-delivery path. Radiation... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110009743 - Dynamic radiographic image obtaining method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for obtaining a dynamic radiographic image with enhanced resolution, in which an electrocardiogram of a subject is obtained, and five time phases are allocated to each cardiac beat period (1 second). The initial X-ray irradiation is performed at 1st time phase of 1st beat to obtain... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110009744 - Biological observation apparatus and biological observation method: A biological observation apparatus is configured as follows. Namely, the biological observation apparatus includes a marker attached to a living body in order to detect the vibration of the living body, a high-sensitivity camera which forms an observation image of the living body, a high-speed camera which forms an image... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110009747 - Method and device for measuring density of a bone: The object of the invention is an ultrasound device for forming skeleton density information. This ultrasound device comprises for forming skeleton density information at least two transmitters 100, 102 having a distance of L1 between them for transmitting ultrasound signals into the skeleton, at least two receivers 104 having a... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20110009746 - System and methods for pulmonary edema detection with implantable acoustic devices: A system includes a first implantable acoustic transducer, a second implantable transducer a memory circuit, and a processor. The first implantable acoustic transducer is configured to receive transmitted acoustic energy from a thorax region of a subject and the second implantable acoustic transducer is configured to transmit the acoustic energy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110009745 - Ultrasonically determining flow parameters of a fluid flowing through a passage, by using far-field analysis: Ultrasonically determining flow parameters of a fluid (12) flowing through a passage (14), using far-field analysis. Includes: (a) acquiring near-field amplitude and phase change values of ultrasound waves transmitted (30) into, propagating through, and scattered (32) by, the flowing fluid; (b) determining far-field scattering amplitude distribution, A(θ, Δf), as two-dimensional... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110009748 - Transperineal prostate biopsy system and methods: Method and systems for performing ultrasound guided transperineal prostate biopsies. A template having a plurality of apertures and attached to a transrectal ultrasound probe is used for planning and guiding the biopsy. The template is placed against the patient's perineum and transverse ultrasound images having a projected template image are... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20110009749 - System for diagnosing multiple sclerosis: A system for determining at least one index out of a blood reflux rate index and increased blood resistance index in cerebral veins in a patient including a detection source set (TCCS, ECD) for detecting: —i) a blood reflux in at least one of the deep cerebral veins, —ii) a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110009750 - Cardiovascular imaging system: Embodiments of the present invention include a laser catheter that includes a catheter body, a light guide, and a distal tip that extends beyond the exit aperture of the light guide. In some embodiments, an imaging device is disposed on the distal tip such that the imaging device is distal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110009751 - Subcutaneous access device and related methods: A subcutaneous access device of the invention comprises: a multi-layered structure capable of use in a medical imaging procedure; a light source for transillumination of a body portion of interest of a patient's body; and an attachment portion for attaching the device to the patient's body in a manner such... Agent: The Griffith Law Firm, A P.C.

20110009752 - Endoscopic long range fourier domain optical coherence tomography (lr-fd-oct): An endoscopic swept-source Fourier Domain optical coherence tomographic system (FDOCT system) for imaging of tissue structure includes a Fourier Domain mode locked (FDML), high speed, narrow line-width, wavelength swept source, an OCT interferometer having a sample arm, a reference arm, a detection arm, and a source arm coupled to the... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20110009753 - Respiration rate trending for detecting early onset of worsening heart failure: Patient respiration is sensed from which respiration measurements are made, including a median respiration rate (MedRR) and a maximum respiration rate (MaxRR). Determinations are made as to whether an abnormality exists in MedRR and in MaxRR. An output indicative of the patient's tachypnea status is generated in response to determining... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC Suite 320

20110009755 - Arterial blood pressure monitoring devices, systems and methods for use while pacing: Provided herein are implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring a patient's arterial blood pressure while a patient's heart is being paced. A signal (e.g., PPG or IPG signal) indicative of changes in arterial blood volume remote from the patient's heart is obtained using a sensor or electrodes... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20110009754 - Arterial blood pressure monitoring devices, systems and methods using cardiogenic impedance signal: Provided herein are implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring a patient's arterial blood pressure. Electrode(s) implanting within and/or on the patient's heart are used to obtain a cardiogenic impedance (CI) signal indicative of cardiac contractile activity. Additionally, a signal (e.g., PPG or IPG signal) indicative of changes... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20110009756 - Method, apparatus and computer program for non-invasive blood pressure measurement: A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed for non-invasively determining blood pressure related parameters of a subject. A cuff attached to a subject is inflated to a target pressure which is such that normal blood pressure oscillation of the subject appears in an output signal of a pressure... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20110009757 - Blood pressure information measurement device: A sphygmomanometer separately includes a cuff accommodating an air bladder and a main body provided with an expanding/contracting mechanism arranged to expand and contract the air bladder, and the cuff includes a tubular cuff main body portion into which an upper arm is insertable and a gripping portion provided on... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20110009758 - System and method for heart monitoring: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring a heart. According to one embodiment, the system includes a registering unit positioned external to the patient's body. The registering unit comprises a first controller configured to register an electrical signal from the heart. The system includes a second controller in operable communication... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20110009759 - Non invasive analysis of body sounds: This method for analysing the sounds of body fluid flows comprises:—simultaneously acquiring (2) sounds from various locations of a body;—identifying (6) the points of maximum sound intensity (PMIs) of the acquired sounds for each acquisition instant;—determining (10) the source locations of the acquired sounds; and—determining (12, 14) the sound radiation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110009760 - Hospital readmission alert for heart failure patients: Physiologic data is collected for a heart failure patient during hospitalization and after discharge of the heart failure patient from a hospital, and analyzed for a change in the collected physiologic data. Deterioration of the patient's heart failure status is detected based at least in part on detecting an acute... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC Suite 320

20110009761 - Method and system for real-time profiling respiratory motion with variable-horizon prediction capability: A method of profiling respiratory motion is provided that includes estimating a temporal respiratory pattern, using a warping function to map the temporal respiratory pattern to a corresponding phase value, using a baseline drift function to determine drift in the temporal respiratory pattern, and noise filtering the temporal respiratory pattern,... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20110009764 - Devices, systems, and methods for aiding in the detection of a physiological abnormality: The present invention comprises a method for excluding the presence of a pulmonary embolism using a combination of a blood test for D-dimer and a carboximetry test measuring the ratio of exhaled CO2 to O2. If the measured D-Dimer value is at or above a threshold indicative of concern and... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20110009763 - Exhaled breath sampling with delivery of gas: A system for sampling exhaled breath and for supply of a gas, the system comprising: a gas delivery cannula comprising at least one nasal prong for insertion into a nostril, the nasal prong comprising a distal end; an exhaled breath sampling cannula for insertion into the nostril, the exhaled breath... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20110009765 - Methods of detecting gaseous component levels in a breath: Method for detecting gaseous component levels in a breath, comprising: receiving a breath through a breath channel, wherein the breath channel is in fluid communication with a flow rate sensor and an electrochemical fuel cell gas sensor; measuring a flow rate of the breath received through the breath channel; measuring... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20110009762 - Portable pneumotachograph for measuring components of an expiration volume and method therefor: A portable pneumotachograph for determining components of the expiration volume, comprising a processor (3), a PEEP valve (4) mounted on the pneumotachograph (1) on the exhaling side, a filter (5) mounted on the pneumotachograph (1) on the inhaling side for removing the portion of the component in the inspiration air... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20110009766 - Noninvasive method and system for measuring pulmonary ventilation: A pulmonary ventilation system comprising means for storing an empirical relationship that is designed and adapted to determine at least one pulmonary ventilation parameter as a function of a plurality of measured anatomical distances and volume-motion coefficients, means for acquiring the anatomical distances, means for determining the plurality of motion... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20110009767 - Method and apparatus for trending a physiological cardiac parameter: The present invention relates to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemaker whose standard circuitry is used to trend a physiological cardiac parameter using intra-cardiac impedance measurements. The trend information may be used to predict the onset of a sudden cardiac death (SCD) event. By being able to predict the onset of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110009768 - method of stimulating and recording from ulnar dorsal cutaneous sensory nerve: A device to stimulate and measure a response from the ulnar dorsal cutaneous nerve of a patient may include a first surface electrode to apply a stimulating signal to the ulnar dorsal cutaneous nerve, a second surface electrode to record the response from the stimulating signal after applying the stimulating... Agent: Tomasz Andrzej Koseirkiewicz

20110009769 - Apparatus for early diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome and method and device for acquiring information on the skin sensitivity of a finger of a patient: d

20110009770 - Audiometric testing and calibration devices and methods: An audiometric testing device is provided including a housing having one or more integral calibration couplers adapted to couple with a testing transducer. The testing device also includes a tone generator that generates tones of various frequencies and intensities during a hearing test. A calibration transducer is positioned proximate the... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20110009771 - Method and device for determining transfer functions of the hrtf type: The invention relates to a method for determining transfer functions of the HRTF type for an individual, that comprises: measuring, for a first number of directions, the transfer functions of the HRTF type specific to said individual; matching the directivity functions associated with said measured functions of the HRTF type,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20110009772 - Biopsy device: Biopsy needles equipped with fibres (20) allow tissue inspection to diagnoses. In order to allow detailed inspection side looking fibres should also be integrated around the needle. These fibres might be embedded in a transparent medium (18) to avoid direct contact of the sharp edges of the fibre to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110009773 - Implantable sensing modules and methods of using: Implantable sensing modules and methods for monitoring various physical parameters, including physical parameters of a living body and environmental parameters to which the living body may be subjected, for example, impacts. A method for monitoring impacts to which a living body is subjected entails the use of an implantable sensing... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20110009774 - Body fluid sampling device: Body fluid sampling device comprising a skin-piercing element having a collection zone for receiving body fluid. In one embodiment, the collection zone includes a plurality of holes, e.g., 3 or more holes, or 50 to 100 holes. The hole size may be small, e.g., having a diameter of 0.01 to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20110009775 - Dynamic integrated lancing test strip with sterility cover: An integrated lancing test strip includes a test strip and a lancet packet coupled to the test strip. The lancet packet includes a sterility sheet enclosing a lancet to maintain the sterility of the lancet and prevent cross-contamination between the test strip and the lancet. The sterility sheet allows the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20110009776 - System for determining individual user anthropometric characteristics related to mattress preference: A measuring device to aid mattress selection has an upstanding frame with a plurality of vertically space-apart horizontal illuminated strips. A camera mounted in front of the frame takes front view and side view images of a person standing in front of the illuminated strips. These images are delivered to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110009778 - Pelvic plane locator and patient positioner: The invention includes both a method for acquiring the position of a patient's anterior pelvic plane, and a patient positioner or holder (apparatus) for securing a patient and acquiring the position of the patient's anterior pelvic plane. The method and apparatus facilitate definition of the anterior pelvic plane (APP) in... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20110009777 - Visualization testing and/or training: The visual and/or visualization skills of a subject may be tested and/or trained using systems and methods in accordance with the present invention. Visual stimuli may be presented to a test subject. Measurements relating to the performance of the subject, such as stability information, eye movement data, physiological information, or... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (nike, Inc.)

  
01/06/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110004045 - Methods and apparatus for intraocular brachytherapy: A method for performing intraocular brachytherapy and an apparatus for performing the same is disclosed. The apparatus preferably comprises a hand-held delivery device that advances a radiation source into an associated cannula or probe that is positioned adjacent the target tissue. The handpiece provides for shielded storage of the radiation... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20110004046 - Blood pump with expandable cannula: A blood pump includes an impeller having a plurality of foldable blades and a cannula having a proximal portion with a fixed diameter, and a distal portion with an expandable diameter. The impeller can reside in the expandable portion of the cannula. The cannula has a collapsed condition for percutaneous... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004047 - Modifying a psychophysiological state of a subject: An apparatus and method for modifying a psychophysiological state of a subject (150) is presented. The method comprises the steps of: detecting a psychophysiological measure of the subject; processing the detected physiological measure so as to provide a signal indicative of a psychophysiological state of the subject; outputting at least... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110004048 - Therapy devices and domestic/commercial therapy system: A therapy table/chair device having integrated therewith a head rest support and body supports and wherein the head rest support provides face exposure to a sensory generating housing through an opening in the head rest support. The sensory generating housing has at least one or a combination of facial applied... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20110004050 - Apparatus and methods for modulating the size of an implantable sling: The invention provides methods and devices for modulating the size of an implantable sling.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20110004049 - Pressure-to-tension conversion device for treating urinary incontinence: Disclosed is a pressure-to-tension conversion device for treating urinary incontinence. The pressure-to-tension conversion device includes resilient sections which are inserted in and occupy Retzius spaces positioned in left and right sides of the urethra in front of the urinary bladder, respectively, and a support extending below the urethra and across... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20110004051 - Composition for separating spermatozoa from a semen sample: Compositions and methods useful for processing animal semen for use in assisted reproduction. A composition, or colloid formulation, for separation of spermatozoa from a semen sample, the composition including at least one salt of an alkali metal and/or an alkaline earth metal, EDTA, a zwitterion buffer, silane-coated silica particles and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110004052 - Cryopreserved selected sperm cell sample: The present invention provides a method of cryopreserving sperm that have been selected for a specific characteristic. In a preferred embodiment, the method is employed to freeze sex-selected sperm. Although the cryopreservation method of the invention can be used to freeze sperm selected by any number of selection methods, selection... Agent: Cr Miles P.C.

20110004053 - bolster for securing a septal splint to a cardiac wall, a method of use thereof, and a system including the same: The invention is generally concerned with supporting the ventricular septum (9) of the heart during mechanical compression of at least one ventricle. The ventricular septum (9) is supported by a septal splint (1) coupled by at least one bolster (48) to a free-wall actuating mechanism (6). The septal splint (1)... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110004054 - Gastric constriction device: A gastric constriction device (160) comprises a sheet (131) extending over part of the wall of the stomach (24). Five bands (151) extend around the stomach (24) to fix the sheet (131) in position relative to the stomach (24). The lower two bands (151) extend from the first side (152)... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20110004055 - Urological resectoscope fitted with an insulating element at its external stem: A urological resectoscope (1) includes a tubular, metallic external stem (2) fitted with holes (3) in its distal end zone, a tubular insulating element (7, 27, 37, 47) being affixed distally to the external stem, further comprising a tubular internal stem (8) configured within the external stem and resting against... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110004056 - device for endoscopic removal of stones or concrements from a bile and pancreatic duct or foreign bodies and polyps subsequent to polypectomy in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract: A device (1) for endoscopic removal of stones or concrements from a bile and pancreatic duct or foreign bodies and polyps subsequent to polypectomy in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract comprises a cable (9) guided in a tube (2) and further comprises, on its proximal end, an actuation element... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110004057 - Systems and methods for transnasal dilation of passageways in the ear, nose or throat: A dilation catheter device and system for dilating an opening in a paranasal sinus and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat is disclosed. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20110004058 - Controllable endoscope: An endoscope including an outer elongate tube and an inner shaft that runs through the outer elongate tube and can be advanced independently of the outer tube. In addition, the endoscope includes an imaging capsule including at least one image capturing unit, mounted on a distal end of the inner... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110004059 - Displaying image data from a scanner capsule: An ingestible image scanning pill captures high resolution images of the GI tract as it passes through. Images communicated externally have exact location determination. Image processing software discards duplicate information and stitches images together, line scan by line scan, to replicate a complete GI tract as if it were stretched... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20110004062 - Anti-leak valve unit for overtube: An anti-leak valve unit (1) is removably attached to a base end portion (43) of an overtube (4) that includes an inner cavity (42) through which an endoscope is to be removably inserted, and that is to be inserted into a body cavity. The anti-leak valve unit (1) includes a... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20110004060 - Medical tube: A medical tube includes: a tube main body through which a conduit, through which an insertion portion of a cholangioscope is insertable, is pierced from a distal end to a rear end; a side hole that is formed between the distal end and the rear end of the tube main... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110004061 - Optical trocar with scope holding assembly: An optical access apparatus for receiving an endoscope to permit visualization during passage through tissue includes an access member dimensioned for insertion through body tissue. The access member defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal opening for receiving an endoscope. The access member has a closed penetrating end adapted... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110004063 - Balloon control apparatus and control method thereof:

20110004064 - Capsule medical device: A capsule medical device capable of alleviating a burden on a patient is provided. Provided is a capsule medical device that includes a casing having a capsule shape; a measurement-information acquiring section, disposed in the casing, for acquiring measurement information from an examination site positioned outside the casing; a locating-information... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110004065 - Intubation tube: An interventional aid for medical interventions, including a tube body with a tube jacket which permits intubation and which, while leaving a lumen to permit ventilation, includes a functional aid for performing an interventional function. The functional aid includes an orientation mechanism orienting the tube body during the medical intervention.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110004066 - Body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that illuminates the inside of a subject's body; an imaging unit that takes an image of the inside of the subject's body; a first power supplying unit that supplies electric power to the imaging unit; a second power supplying unit that supplies electric... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110004067 - Surgical retractors and methods of minimally invasive surgery: A surgical retractor includes a plurality of blade assemblies interconnected by a plurality of racks. One or more of the blade assemblies is movable along a rack to selectively expand the retractor. At least one of the blade assemblies includes a blade that is rotatably connected to the blade assembly... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110004068 - Attachable portable illumination apparatus for surgical instruments: The present invention consists of an illumination apparatus capable of being attached to surgical instruments, and providing a better illumination of the operating field during surgical procedures. The illumination apparatus comprises a light source (1), such as a LED, connected to a power supply source (2). The light source (1)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110004070 - Device for coordinating patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices or the like and method for operating such a device: The invention relates to a device for coordinating patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices or the like, comprising a plurality of cross-departmental medical care stations (8, 9) that are combined into at least one care group (12, 13, 16, 17), each being stationary in different care regions (1... Agent: William D Lee Jr Mcnair Law Firm

20110004071 - Medical information visualization assistant system and method: Methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to displaying and visualizing medical information for facilitating effective analysis by medical professionals. Example systems for displaying medical information related to a human subject may include a computer system, server system(s), data monitoring device(s), electronic medical record/interoperability tool, medical information database(s) and a medical... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20110004072 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring patients and delivering therapeutic stimuli: In an exemplary implementation of this invention, a user wears comfortable biosensors. These sensors gather physiological data from the user and transmit this data to another radio-enabled device. This other device may be a mobile phone. The data is further transmitted, via this other radio-enabled device, to one or more... Agent: Otis Patent Law

20110004069 - Systems and methods for processing physiological signals in wavelet space: Methods and systems are disclosed for analyzing multiple scale bands in the scalogram of a physiological signal in order to obtain information about a physiological process. An analysis may be performed to identify multiple scale bands that are likely to contain the information sought. Each scale band may be assessed... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110004073 - Wireless patient monitoring using streaming of medical data with body-coupled communication: The invention relates to a system and method for wirelessly monitoring a patient (4), the system comprising a medical sensor (1) for collecting medical data and a coupling interface (2) for coupling with a monitor (3). The medical sensor (1) is attached to the patient's (4) body, and the medical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110004074 - Protective glove with wireless physiological sensor: A multi-finger protective glove carries one or more physiological sensors in respective fingers. An elastomeric sleeve is positioned in a respective sensor carrying finger to maintain the sensor in proper position relative to a user's finger inserted into the glove, adjacent to at least one of the sensors. The sensor... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20110004075 - Vascular pressure sensor with electrocardiogram electrodes: Devices, systems, and methods for sensing cardiac electrical activity and blood pressure within a blood vessel are disclosed. A vascular sensor includes a fixation element configured to secure the vascular sensor within a blood vessel, a sensor module housing coupled to the fixation element, a pressure sensor disposed within an... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20110004076 - System and method for communicating with an implant: A system and method for communicating with a medical implant is disclosed. The system (10,210,310,410) includes on-board electronics, a signal generator (15,215), an amplifier (16,216), a coil (14,214), a receiver (22,222), and a processor (20,220). The on-board electronics (100, 110) include a power harvester, a sensor, a microprocessor, and a... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc. Diana Houston

20110004078 - Blood testing device: A blood testing device in which a blood sensor does not contaminate a piercing section when discarded. The blood testing device (11) is provided with the piercing section (13) having an upper holder (13a) and a lower holder (13b), and also with a connector (18). In piercing operation, the connector... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110004077 - Container containing reference solution: The present disclosure provides a container containing reference solution for clinical chemistry, whereby the container includes a closure part-covered outlet at which reference solution can be removed by puncturing with a puncturing element. The disclosure further provides a wick that is soaked with the reference solution and arranged in the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20110004079 - Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a noninvasive optical sensor or probe including disposable and reusable components. The assembly of the disposable and reusable components is straightforward, along with the disassembly thereof. During application to a measurement site, the assembled sensor is advantageously secured together while the componentry is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004080 - Method for non-invasive analysis of a substance concentration within a body: Embodiments of the present methods measure a concentration of a substance, such as glucose, in a body. The described embodiments change the temperature of the surface of a body from a first temperature to a second temperature, then change the temperature of the surface of the body from the second... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC

20110004081 - Methods and apparatus for determining breathing effort characteristic measures: One or more respiratory characteristics of a patient are measured by coupling patient monitor apparatus (e.g., a photoplethysmograph (“PPG”)) to the patient in order to produce a patient monitor signal that includes signal indicia indicative of effort the patient is exerting to breathe. A breathing or respiratory effort signal for... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110004082 - Multi-stream data collection system for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004083 - Method and device for measuring blood flow velocity: A method for measuring blood flow velocity comprises the steps of: placing a first and second blood vessel signal detectors on a body of a person to be measured in such a manner that the first and second blood vessel signal detectors are located a predetermined distance from each other;... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20110004084 - Method of calibrating an analyte-measurement device, and associated methods, devices and systems: The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analyte-measurement device that is used to evaluate a concentration of analyte in bodily fluid at or from a measurement site in a body. The method involves measuring a concentration, or calibration concentration, of an analyte in blood from an “off-finger” calibration... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110004086 - Method of analyzing biological component, biological component analyzer, reaction cartridge of biological component analyzer and extraction cartridge of biological component analyzer: This method of analyzing a biological component includes steps of arranging an extraction medium holding device on the skin of a subject, extracting an extract from the subject, attaching a reaction cartridge configured to be detachable on an extraction medium holding part of the extraction medium holding device and to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110004085 - Performance reports associated with continuous sensor data from multiple analysis time periods: A method of providing performance reports to persons associated with the monitoring of an analyte level, such as blood glucose concentrations in a host, is provided. The performance reports can indicate a measure of an analyte variability of the host over a first analysis time period compared to a measure... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20110004087 - Apparatus and methods for contactless electrophysiology studies: An electrophysiology catheter includes an elongate catheter body having an elastically-deformable distal region predisposed to assume a spiral shape and a first plurality of electrodes disposed thereon. Each of the first plurality of electrodes includes an electrically active region limited to the inner surface of the spiral shape for use... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20110004088 - The ecg shirt: The electrocardiograph (ECG) Shirt is an extremely elastic non-electric and non-mechanical method that creates a more secure bond to the skin and more accurate and standardized ECG electrode lead placement for men, women, and children. The ECG Shirt reduces unexpected movement or dislocation. Contrasted with much prior art that analyzes... Agent: Kurt Paul Grossman

20110004089 - Ear-worn eeg monitoring device: An ear-worn EEG monitoring device is disclosed. The EEG monitoring device includes plural electrodes, an EEG signal acquisition circuitry with RF module, at least a housing for accommodating the EEG signal acquisition circuitry with RF module, and at least an ear-worn structure, wherein the ear-worn structure can be implemented to... Agent: Chang-an Chou

20110004090 - Shielded electrode connector: An ECG lead set is described which is shielded against electrostatic charge hazards. An electrical shield (12) is located at the end of each lead (20) of the lead set and electrically shields the connection (30) of the lead set to an ECG electrode (33). The electrical shield is covered... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110004091 - Methods for using resonant acoustic and/or resonant acousto-em energy to detect and/or effect structures: The present invention makes use of resonant acoustic and/or acousto-EM energy applied to inorganic or biologic structures for the detection and/or identification, and for augmentation and/or disruption of function within the biologic structure. In particular, the invention provides a method of generating resonant acoustic and/or acousto-EM energy in biologic structures... Agent: Mark G. Mortenson

20110004092 - Apparatus for white-matter-enhancement processing, and method and program for white-matter-enhancement processing: The present invention provides an apparatus for white-matter-enhancement processing, and a method and a program for white-matter-enhancement processing that makes it possible to analyze distinguishing characteristics of the brain of a living body, such as degree of growth and development, left/right brain dominance, areas of strength and weakness, and personality... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110004093 - Patient support and/or transport means and magnetic resonance system: A patient support and/or transport device is proposed. The patient support and/or transport device comprises a receptacle in particular for a push-in patient support plate. At least one metal detection device is provided on the receptacle adjacent to the patient support plate when the patient support plate is pushed in.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110004094 - Bioabsorbable target for diagnostic or therapeutic procedure: An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has an imageable shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and may contain permanent metallic elements to aid in its imaging. When the device is implanted in a resected cavity in soft tissue, it can cause the cavity to conform... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110004095 - Intravenous pacemaker electrode: An intravenous pacemaker electrode comprises an electrode cable comprising a line, a duct and an insulating sleeve as well as an electrode head attached to the distal end of the line in order to transmit stimulation pulses, with an ultrasound catheter being moveable in the duct, and comprising a thread-like... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110004096 - Electromagnetic cellular tomography: The invention provides an electromagnetic cellular tomograph and methods of operating such a device. An array of structures is configured to apply probe signals to cells or tissues of interest that are held in a sample holder. The array also includes structures that can receive a response signal from the... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20110004097 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and image processing apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that performs high acoustic pressure and low acoustic pressure ultrasonic transmissions by switching at predetermined timing in the enhanced ultrasonography, and displays concurrently a replenishment image obtained through the low acoustic pressure transmission in real time like a moving picture, and a pre-flash image obtained through... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110004098 - Ester imaging agents: The present invention relates to contrast agents for optical imaging of oesophageal cancer and Barrett's oesophagus in patients. The contrast agents are esters of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). They are useful in the diagnosis of oesophageal cancer and Barrett's oesophagus, for follow up of progress in disease development, and for follow... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20110004099 - Method and apparatus using ultrasound for assessing intracardiac pressure: Embodiments relate to the field of hemodynamics, and, more specifically, to non-invasive methods of intracardiac pressure assessment. Some embodiments include acquiring ultrasound image data of a right internal jugular (IJ) vein in a subject, processing the ultrasound image data to determine vascular characteristic data for the IJ vein, and determining... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20110004102 - Organic piezoelectric material, ultrasonic oscillator using the same, method for producing the ultrasonic oscillator, ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic medical diagnostic imaging device: Disclosed is an organic piezoelectric material which has particularly excellent heat resistance, while exhibiting excellent transparency, surface gloss, adhesion and piezoelectric characteristics. Also disclosed are an ultrasonic oscillator used in an ultrasonic medical diagnostic imaging device, which is capable of highly sensitively receiving a high frequency wave and suitable for... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110004101 - System and method to identify and measure organ wall boundaries: Systems and methods are described for acquiring, processing, and presenting boundaries of a cavity-tissue interface within a region-of-interest in an ultrasound image based upon the strength of signals of ultrasound echoes returning from structures within the region-of-interest. The segmentation of boundaries of cavity shapes occupying the region-of-interest utilizes cost function... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20110004100 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing method, and ultrasonic image processing program: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention has an ultrasonic probe for transmitting/receiving an ultrasonic wave to/from an object while the object is pressed, a phasing and adding unit for generating RF signal frame data of a cross-sectional site of the object on the basis of a reflection... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110004104 - Device and method for micro-elastography: Device and method associated with vibration micro-elastography for qualitative and/or quantitative measurements of viscoelastic properties, such as the elasticity and/or the viscosity of a viscoelastic medium and more particularly of a human or animal biological tissue, carried out inside the human or animal body. This method may be carried out... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110004103 - Ultrasonic scanhead: An ultrasonic scanhead including an encoder, a pivot, a voice coil motor, and a transducer is provided. The encoder includes a fixed element and a rotary element. The rotary element is disposed at the fixed element and capable of rotating about a first axis. The pivot is through the encoder... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20110004105 - Power parameters for ultrasonic catheter: An ultrasound catheter system and a method for operating an ultrasonic catheter at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature or tissue are disclosed. The ultrasound catheter system comprises a catheter having at least one ultrasonic element and a control system configured to generate power parameters that drive the at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004106 - Optical biological information detecting apparatus and optical biological information detecting method: An optical biological information detecting apparatus includes a light emitting unit which emits observation light of a specific wavelength band to optically observe a desired portion of a tissue of a skin of a human body, and an annular light guide unit which guides the observation light to a desired... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110004107 - Atherectomy catheter with laterally-displaceable tip: Described herein are atherectomy catheters, systems and methods that include a distal tip region that may be moved laterally so that its long axis is parallel with the long axis of the main catheter body axis. Displacing the distal tip region laterally out of the main catheter body axis exposes... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110004108 - System and method for monitoring cardiac output: A method for monitoring cardiac output (pulmonary blood flow) of a subject, the method including: measuring a first net pulmonary uptake or elimination of a breathed gas species by the subject and a first partial pressure of the gas species at a first time, and at a second time later... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110004109 - Detection of hypovolemia using implantable medical device: An implantable medical device receives a physiological signal indicative of circulatory blood volume and detects hypovolemia from that physiological signal. In one embodiment, an implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) senses a PAP signal, and the implantable medical device detects hypovolemia from the PAP signal.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110004110 - Personalized monitoring and healthcare information management using physiological basis functions: Analysis of individual's serial changes, also referred to as the physiological, pathophysiological, medical or health dynamics, is the backbone of medical diagnosis, monitoring and patient healthcare management. However, such an analysis is complicated by enormous intra-individual and inter-individual variability. To address this problem, a novel serial-analysis method and system based... Agent: Vladimir Shusterman

20110004111 - Ischemia detection using intra-cardiac signals: An implanted cardiac rhythm management device is disclosed that is operative to detect myocardial ischemia. This is done by evaluating electrogram features to detect an electrocardiographic change; specifically, changes in electrogram segment during the early part of an ST segment. The early part of the ST segment is chosen to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110004112 - Medical imaging method and associated device: A medical imaging method and associated device for generating an image data record of a recording region of a patient, which region is influenced by a cyclical cardiac motion, in which an EKG signal is used to derive a series of recording pulses matched to the cardiac motion, by which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110004113 - Method for controlling and/or regulating a training and/or rehabilitation unit: The invention relates to a method for controlling and/or regulating a training and/or rehabilitation unit, wherein a) a sensor unit is used in the flow of inspiration and expiration air of a person or an animal using the training and/or rehabilitation unit, b) physiological parameters of ventilation and/or gas exchange... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110004114 - Cognitive information encoding conversion telecommunication system and conferencing method: This invention relates to a scanless system for- and method of teleportation of cognitive perceptions as events in series in conjunction with- or without radio-telephone frequency applications. In the invention, an event includes the focal content of bound percepts in a source-subject. The invention describes the process whereby the quantum... Agent: Mrs. Farida Hanna Schenck

20110004115 - Functional analysis of neurophysiological data: A method for functional analysis of neurophysiological data by decomposing neurophysiological data and EEG signal to form a plurality of signal features. The signal features may then optionally be analyzed to determined one or more patterns.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110004116 - Implantable seizure monitor: An implantable seizure monitor can include at least one sensing electrode and an electronics module configured to detect, record and/or log neurological events. For example, the electronics module can be configured to detect brainwaves indicative of seizures, such as, for example, epileptic seizures, and to create a log indicating when... Agent: Law Offices Of Edward B. Weller

20110004117 - Implant parameter selection based on compressive force: Systems and techniques for determining in vivo mechanical load exerted on an implanted medical device (IMD) are described. A transfer function for determining a normal force exerted by a muscle based on an in-line force and muscle parameters is also described.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20110004118 - Neural prosthesis system and method of control: Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for control using electrical signals recorded from clinically paralyzed muscles and nerves are presented. The discomplete neural prosthesis system and method for clinically paralyzed humans utilizes a controller. The controller is adapted to receive a volitional electrical signal generated by the human that is... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20110004119 - Surgical system: A surgical device is disclosed that comprises a cutting element, a biopsy line, a motor line, and a vacuum line. The cutting element includes an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The biopsy line is operatively connected to a control console for moving the inner cannula within the outer cannula... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20110004121 - Biopsy device handle: A biopsy device handle for use with a biopsy device needle set, comprising a housing, a throw depth selection assembly, a cocking assembly, a carriage assembly, a needle set driver assembly, and an actuating assembly. A safety feature may be incorporated into the device to reduce or eliminate the chance... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20110004120 - Biopsy device needle set: A needle set for use in a biopsy device, where the needle set includes a plurality of annularly nested cannulae. Each of the cannulae have a distal end, a proximal end, a lumen, and a cannula body. At least two of the cannulae are joined at their proximal ends. The... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20110004122 - Unitized system for collection, drying transport and analysis: A unitized apparatus for collection and/or drying and/or transport and/or analysis of a specimen is provided having a desiccant chamber that permits variable quantities of desiccant to be loaded into the device and to allow the desiccant to be recharged within the device without contacting or causing damages to the... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20110004124 - Implantable medical device including mechanical stress sensor: Systems and techniques for determining in vivo mechanical load exerted on an implanted medical device (IMD) are described. The IMD or a device that has a substantially similar form factor as the IMD includes at least one mechanical stress sensor mechanically coupled to a housing or a component within the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20110004123 - System and method for monitoring bladder distention in a variety of patients having differing anatomical proportions: A system and method are provided for monitoring bladder distention. Independently controllable acoustic transmitters are coupled to the surface of a user's abdomen region in a spaced-apart fashion. Each transmitter can introduce a broadband acoustic signal into a portion of the abdomen region. Acoustic receivers are also coupled to the... Agent: Peter J. Van Bergen

20110004125 - Device for assessing the spinal column: A device for assessing the spinal column intends to assess the lateral curvatures and deviations in the spinal column, in a standing position. It can be a non-invasive instrument that allows reproducing the position of each vertebra in the spinal column, from the first cervical vertebra to the first sacral... Agent: Kenealy Vaidya LLP

20110004126 - System and a method for scoring functional abilities of a patient: A method for scoring one or more functional abilities of a patient that comprises exercising a patient according to an exercising pattern, using at least one sensor for sensing one or more manipulations of the patient during the exercising, and scoring the one or more functional abilities according to the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

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