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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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20110046432 - Non-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and... Agent: Electrocore Inc. 51 Gilbralter Drive

20110046433 - Method and apparatus for controlling temperature in a warming therapy device: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described, In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support assembly and a hood adapted to cover a portion of the patient support assembly, where the hood is comprised of at least one side wall which includes at least one... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us) - Dmi

20110046434 - System for inducing a subject to fall asleep: A system (100) for inducing a subject (110) to fall asleep comprises a monitor (120) for monitoring heart rate and breathing rate of the subject (110), a coherence assessing device (130) coupled to the monitor (120) for assessing a degree of coherence between the heart rate and the breathing rate,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110046435 - Sound enrichment for the relief of tinnitus in dependence of sound environment classification: A sound enrichment system for provision of tinnitus relief, the sound enrichment system includes a noise generator, an environment classifier that is configured to determine a classification of an ambient sound environment of the sound enrichment system, a processing system for adjusting a noise signal based at least in part... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20110046436 - Anal sling system and method to treat fecal incontinence: A method of implanting an anal sling in a patient having an anal sphincter with a defective portion, including: linking a first point on the anal sphincter and a second point on the anal sphincter, wherein the second point opposes the first point across the defective portion of the anal... Agent: Schox PLC

20110046437 - Tissue restoration devices, systems, and methods: Tissue restoration devices, systems, and methods. In at least one embodiment, an implantable restraining device of the present disclosure comprises a first engaging component and a second engaging component, each component configured for laparoscopic insertion into a body cavity, a first swivel arm defining a first bend and a second... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20110046438 - Wireless power feeding system: A wireless power feeding system includes a plurality of power transmission antennas, each including a resonance circuit including a power transmission coil and a capacitor located so as to generate a magnetic field in a desired direction, a controller controlling a resonant state of each of the plurality of power... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110046439 - Cleaning system for imaging devices: An apparatus includes a tubular structure having a proximal end, a distal end, and a body extending between the proximal and distal ends, wherein the body includes a lumen for housing at least a part of an imaging device, and a fluid delivery channel that is fixed in position relative... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (maquet)

20110046441 - Endoluminal tool deployment system: Systems, devices and methods are provided for endoscopic procedures involving tissue manipulations beyond the capabilities of traditional endoscopic instruments. Embodiments of the systems include an elongated main body having a scope therethrough. Some embodiments of the systems include an elongated main body which is rigidizable and/or torque transmitting to improve... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110046440 - Medical apparatus and operation method for introducing medical apparatus into body: A medical apparatus which is introduced into a body includes an image pickup unit that picks up an image of the interior of the body, a communication cable that sends/receives a signal to/from an external device, an electric terminal section disposed at an end section of the communication cable, a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110046442 - Insertion path securing apparatus and mantle tube: It is an insertion path securing apparatus for guiding an insertion instrument to be inserted into a body-cavity, by an insertion portion having a longitudinal axis. The insertion path securing apparatus includes a first bending member configured to be bendable by operating a first bending operation portion, a second bending... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20110046443 - Method for guiding a capsule endoscope and endoscope system: In a method and system for guiding a capsule endoscope, the capsule endoscope contains a rotation sensor that measures a rotary position of the endoscope capsule about at least one fixed capsule axis. A control unit calculates a rotary position of the endoscope capsule from a mechanical movement model, measures... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110046444 - Cavity examination device: A cavity examination device has an optical receiving element, such as a lens or a camera, and enables insertion into the cavity, in which the reception element does not touch the cavity wall. The cavity examination device has an optical receiving element which receives light emitted or reflected by a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110046446 - Endoscope equipped with a nozzle for cleaning its distal end: An endoscope is provided having an observation port, a fluid supply pipe, a cap, a fluid ejection channel, and a direction adjustment protrusion. The observation port is provided at the distal end of the endoscope, and collects light reflected from an object. The fluid supply pipe transmits gas and/or liquid... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110046445 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument for observing the interior of a subject to be examined has an image pickup unit for picking up an image of the subject to be examined from a transparent cover member incorporated in the medical instrument, disposes a multi-bladed fan outside an image-pickup field of view of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110046447 - Illumination system for variable direction of view instruments: An illumination system for variable direction of view instruments is disclosed generally comprising an endoscope having a longitudinal axis and a variable view vector that pivots about a pivot axis angularly offset from the longitudinal axis. The view vector has an attendant viewing field that travels along a path as... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20110046448 - Cardiac tissue retractor with associated valve cusp depressor: A tissue retracting apparatus for use in cardiac surgery having a first tissue retracting member configured and sized to retract a cardiac tissue of the patient's heart in a manner to obtain surgical access to a target heart valve located within an internal heart cavity, and a second tissue retracting... Agent: Anthony Paolitto Coroneo Inc.

20110046449 - Surgical access device: The present invention generally provides methods and devices for removing fluid from a surgical instrument. Surgical access devices and seal systems are generally provided having one or more valves or seal assemblies to create a closed system between the outside environment and the environment in which the surgical access device... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110046450 - Visiblade - a transparent disposable surgical retractor based on fis (\"form in situ\") technology: The subject instruments are surgical retractors known as the Visiblade™ that can be anatomically “customized” for each surgical procedure. The retractors are single blade instruments which are comprised of plastic composite and semi-liquid (pliable) acrylic resin materials that can be formed in-situ to a desired configuration. Once configured, the retractor... Agent: Theodore A Blaine, M.d

20110046451 - Method and automated system for assisting in the prognosis of alzheimer's disease, and method for training such a system: Imaging data (PET or SPECT) is used, representing the cerebral activity in a plurality of spatial zones (voxels). The method then includes a normalization processing of the image data, and analysis of the cerebral activity values read in a selection of voxels forming at least one predetermined discriminant region, defined... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110046452 - Wireless device and system for monitoring physiologic parameters: A system for monitoring blood pressure and other physiologic parameters is provided. The system is designed such that it can be delivered to the patient with ease and minimal invasion. The system contains at least one self contained implantable sensing device consisting of a sensor, an electrical circuit for signal... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20110046456 - Assembly comprising inserter, cannula part and base part: The invention relates to an assembly comprising—an inserter (10) for insertion of a penetrating member (7) into a patient,—a penetrating member attached to the inserter (10) before use,—a base part comprises a position shaped to receive the penetrating member where the penetrating member can be attached to the base part... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110046458 - Device for detecting a medical condition or disease: The invention relates to a capsule or chip or sensor comprising a marker/detector and signalling device/method associated with the development of a medical condition/disease and to its use. This In Situ Lab On a Chip Signalling device (ISLOGS device) is used for detecting a medical condition/disease in situ or in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110046454 - Injection apparatus: An injection apparatus (1) for making an injection at a predetermined depth in skin comprises: a first skin positioning member (4, 26); a second skin positioning member (3, 54), wherein the first and second skin positioning members lie or are moveable to lie in an injection arrangement; an injection needle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110046455 - Methods and devices for examining a particular tissue volume in a body, and a method and a device for segmenting the particular tissue volume: A tip of an elongate device is navigated into a particular tissue volume in order to examine the particular tissue volume in a body and part of the tissue volume is analyzed in real-time by way of a biosensor. In at least one embodiment, in the process, either the biosensor... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110046457 - Multilumen catheter: A multilumen catheter having tubings extending into lumens within the catheter. The lumens may be used for blood, drugs or other medicants. The lumens may also be used for sensors. The junction element, external to the patient, connects the tubings to the lumens. The tubings, also external to the patient,... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110046453 - Test strip with a shaped tip for skin straightening: The test strip stabilizes skin prior to incision by a lancet tip. The innovative test strip includes a pair of skin contacting tabs that apply pressure linearly to the skin to stretch the skin taut. Beneficially an incision by a lancet tip to an accurate depth can be formed on... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20110046459 - Non-invasive patient monitoring using near infrared spectrophotometry: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for non-invasive spectrophotometric monitoring of an optical property of a medium are described. Respective light portions are propagated through respective at least partially non-overlapping subregions of the medium during each of a calibration interval and a subsequent monitoring interval. Detections of the light... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20110046460 - Method and measurement device for recording measurement signals from vital tissue: The invention is directed to a measuring method and apparatus for taking spectrometric readings from vital tissue. The object of the invention is to provide solutions by which, in the course of a spectrometric measurement, it is possible to generate measurement values that, compared to above-described previous recording methods, provide... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20110046462 - Blood oxygen saturation measuring apparatus: A blood oxygen saturation measuring apparatus includes: a light emitter adapted to emit, to living tissue of a subject, at least two light beams which have different wavelengths from each other; a light receiver adapted to receive the light beams which are transmitted through or reflected from the living tissue,... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20110046461 - Nanofiber adhesives used in medical devices: Nanofiber adhesives and their uses with device, such as medical devices, are described. In one embodiment, a nanofiber adhesive layer may be disposed on a surface of a medical device, such as a backing layer of a sensor, for adhesion to a substrate. The nanofiber adhesive layer may allow durable... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110046463 - Physiological sensor with a tail: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a plurality of openings and a circuit board. The circuit board is at least partially disposed in the sensor pad and has a light source configured to generate near-infrared light and a light detector configured to receive near-infrared light. The light source... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110046464 - Photoplethysmography with controlled application of sensor pressure: Systems, methods, and devices for obtaining consistently reproducible diagnostic measurements with a photoplethysmographic sensor are provided. In one embodiment, a method for obtaining such a diagnostic measurement includes applying a pressure between a photoplethysmographic sensor and a patient, increasing the pressure until the photoplethysmographic sensor outputs a plethysmographic waveform of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110046465 - Analyte sensors and methods of use: An analyte sensor system including a substrate, a first electrode disposed on a first surface of the substrate, a second electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate, a third electrode provided in electrical contact with at least one of the first or second electrodes, where at least a... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110046466 - Analyte sensors including nanomaterials and methods of using same: Generally, embodiments of the invention relate to analyte determining methods and devices (e.g., electrochemical analyte monitoring systems) that have improved uniformity of distribution of one or more components, improved stability, and improved response time of the sensor by inclusion of a nanomaterial, such as inert inorganic nanomaterials, where the components... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110046467 - Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure analyte or non-analyte related signal, both of which electrode include an interference domain.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20110046469 - Glucose measuring device for use in personal area network: A glucose measuring system includes a glucose meter that incorporates wireless communication capabilities. The meter can advantageously be a low cost meter by eliminating expensive components, such as the display. The user nevertheless is able to retrieve and view his or her glucose values by referring to displays within the... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110046468 - Method and device for utilizing analyte levels to assist in the treatment of diabetes: A health-monitoring device assesses the health of a user based on levels of two analytes in a biological fluid. A first analyte that is utilized to assess a user's health is a fat metabolism analyte, such as ketones, free fatty acids and glycerol, which is indicative of fat metabolism. A... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110046470 - Intracranial neural interface system: In some preferred embodiments, without limitation, the present invention comprises an implantable, intracranial neural interface node which is an integrated and minimally invasive platform system and supports cross-modal neural interfaces to the cerebrum and other associated structures in the central nervous system. The neural interfaces comprise electrical and chemical interfaces... Agent: Schox PLC

20110046471 - Electrode lead set for measuring physiologic information: An electrode lead set is provided for electrical connection to a body. The electrode lead set includes a flexible ribbonized cable core extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a plurality of branch end portions that are each configured to hold... Agent: Tyco Electronics Corporation

20110046472 - Techniques for temperature measurement and corrections in long-term magnetic resonance thermometry: Techniques for temperature measurement and correction in long-term MR thermometry utilize a known temperature distribution in an MR imaging area as a baseline for absolute temperature measurement. Phase shifts that arise from magnetic field drifts are detected in one or more portions of the MR imaging area, facilitating correction of... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20110046473 - Eeg triggered fmri signal acquisition: Neuro-response data including Electroencephalography (EEG) and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data is collected, filtered and/or analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of stimulus materials such as marketing and entertainment materials. A data collection mechanism obtains fMRI signals indicating a hemodynamic response to marketing or entertainment stimuli. In certain embodiments, such... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110046474 - Method to correct interference signals in cardiac noise-triggering of medical data acquisition, and medical system operating according to the method: In a method and medical data acquisition system for the correction of interference signals (in particular those caused by gradient coils) in a magnetic resonance apparatus given the determination of a point in time in the cardiac cycle of a patient by the acquisition of cardiac noises with a sound... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110046475 - Techniques for correcting temperature measurement in magnetic resonance thermometry: Techniques for correcting temperature measurement in MR thermometry are disclosed. In particular, phase shifts that arise from factors other than temperature changes are detected, facilitating correction of temperature measurements.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110046478 - Localization of a radioactive source within a body of a subject: A computerized system for locating a device including a sensor module and a processor. A radioactive source, associated with the device, produces a signal in the form of radioactive disintegrations. The sensor module includes a radiation detector capable of receiving a signal from the source attached to the device. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110046476 - System and method for analysing a surgical operation by endoscopy: The invention relates to a method for analysing a surgical operation by endoscopy in an operation field in a space inside the body of an animal, characterised in that it comprises the steps of: detecting at least one tool (1, 2, 3) present in the operation field; detecting at least... Agent: Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

20110046479 - System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In... Agent: Susan M. Schmitt

20110046477 - Vascular access methods and devices: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's target tissue; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110046480 - Medical image processing apparatus and control method thereof: This invention is directed towards a medical image processing apparatus capable of providing effective information on glaucoma by integrating the tomographic image of the retina obtained by an optical coherence tomograph (OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography) and visual function information obtained by a perimeter. The medical image processing apparatus associates visual... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110046481 - Guided radiation therapy system: A system and method for accurately locating and tracking the position of a target, such as a tumor or the like, within a body. In one embodiment, the system is a target locating and monitoring system usable with a radiation delivery source that delivers a selected doses of radiation to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110046482 - Methods for reducing toxicities associated with medical procedures employing radiographic contrast agents: Improved methods of administration of thiol-based agents, such as NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and STS (sodium thiosulfate), are provided that protect against renal and other organ injury caused by diagnostic or therapeutic intra-arterial procedures which employ radiographic contrast agents.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110046483 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for image guided ablation: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for image guided ablation. One system for image guided ablation includes an ultrasound transducer for producing a real-time ultrasound image of a target volume and of surrounding tissue. The system further includes an ablation probe for ablating the... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20110046484 - Dual mode ultrasound transducer: A curved array ultrasound transducer is described which is usable in both sector and curved linear modes. The transducer includes a central portion (40) of elements and lateral portions (44) of elements on either side of the central portion. In the sector mode the central portion of elements is operated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110046485 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging device, and method for generating ultrasound images: An ultrasound diagnostic imaging device has an optional-direction M-mode cursor set position information selector for selecting optional-direction M-mode cursor set position information, a memory, and an optional-direction M-mode cursor image generator. The memory stores optional-direction M-mode cursor set position information, associating it with the optional-direction M-mode cursor set position information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110046486 - Ultrasound image enhancement in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing enhanced ultrasound images without lowering a frame rate in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system includes: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit ultrasound beams to a target object along predetermined plural scan line groups of scan lines in an alternative... Agent: Jones Day

20110046487 - Ultrasound system and method for providing information indicative of a change of elasticity information: Embodiments for providing information indicative of a change in elasticity information of a target object over time in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasound data acquisition unit transmits ultrasound beams to a target object and receives ultrasound echoes reflected from the target object to thereby provide... Agent: Jones Day

20110046488 - Automated monitoring of myocardial function by ultrasonic transducers positioned on the heart: The invention relates to a method and a post-operative care unit for analysing and quantifying an ultrasound tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) signal from a transducer fastened on the myocardium to obtain a parameter indicating regional cardiac ischaemia or correlates with global hypokinetic heart function. This has the advantage over manually... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110046490 - Arterial probe for oct: An apparatus for detecting vulnerable plaque within a lumen defined by an intraluminal wall is described. The apparatus includes a probe having a distal portion and a proximal portion. The apparatus includes an optical waveguide extending along the probe. The optical waveguide is configured to carry optical radiation between the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20110046491 - System, optode and cap for near-infrared diffuse-optical function neuroimaging: An optode for a functional infrared diffuse optical neuroimaging system uses a GRIN lens and prism for coupling to an optical fiber at a right-angle to the lens. The lens is inserted into a grommet for attachment to an elastomeric cap worn by a subject. In an embodiment, the cap... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20110046489 - Systems and methods employing giant stokes shift: A method comprising exposing a sample comprising water to near infrared (NIR) light and detecting the presence of one or more objects by measuring a Stokes shift in the emission spectra in the near infrared.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110046492 - Monitoring for mitral valve regurgitation: Implantable systems, and methods for use therein, for monitoring for mitral valve regurgitation (MR) are provided. An electrogram (EGM) signal and a corresponding pressure signal are obtained, where the EGM signal is representative of electrical functioning of the patient's heart during a plurality of cardiac cycles, and the corresponding pressure... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20110046493 - System and method for generating baseline data for automated management of cardiovascular pressure: A system and method for generating baseline data for automated management of cardiovascular pressure is disclosed. Collected device measures are accumulated to record raw physiometry for a patient, wherein the patient is regularly monitored by an implantable medical device, beginning with an initial observation period. Derived device measures are generated... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20110046494 - Blood pressure cuff and connector incorporating an electronic component: A blood pressure cuff is equipped with an electronic component providing encoding of cuff properties. The connectors and hose connecting the cuff to a blood pressure measurement instrument are provided with conductors and electrical coupling, allowing the measuring instrument to access the electronic component encoding cuff properties. The arrangement of... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20110046496 - Cardiac force sensor and methods of use: A method and apparatus permit sensing one or more forces exerted by one or more portions of a heart. A force transducer and displacement sensor are disclosed. A movement of one or more portions of a heart can be translated into one or more signals indicative of force. These signals... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110046495 - Device for measuring the size of an intracardiac opening: A device (1) for measuring the diameter of an intracardiac opening (2), having a hollow body (3) made from a metal-wire mesh is provided that has twisted individual bars that form the jacket of the discontinuous wall (5) of the hollow body (3) and form longitudinal stabilization between two elastically... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20110046497 - Sensor platform for respiratory gas analysis: An appliance is disclosed for measuring at least one gas analyte in exhaled air. In at least one embodiment, the appliance includes an inlet opening for the introduction of exhaled air (mouthpiece), at least one measuring chamber for receiving a sensor unit, and a conduit which provides a fluid connection... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110046498 - Monitoring, predicting and treating clinical episodes: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a subject who is undergoing respiration. A motion sensor senses motion of a subject. A breathing pattern analysis unit analyzes components of the sensed motion that result from the subject's respiration. The breathing pattern analysis unit includes double-movement-respiration-cycle-pattern-identification functionality that designates respiration... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110046499 - Respiratory monitors and monitoring methods: A respiratory monitor comprises: a first sensor (20, 70) configured to generate a respiration-related motion monitoring signal (72) indicative of respiration related motion; a second sensor (20, 22, 80, 82) configured to generate a sound monitoring signal (84) indicative of respiration-related sound; and a signals synthesizer (90) configured to synthesize... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110046501 - Optimization of a flow sensor: A sensor for a flow measuring apparatus for lung function diagnostics or performance diagnostics, which sensor has an inner chamber, in particular an inner chamber which is oblong in the direction of flow, and has a resistor for producing a differential pressure between an inner chamber section located upstream from... Agent: Kremblas & Foster

20110046500 - Sensor: A sensor for measuring a respiration is disclosed herein. The sensor includes at least one housing (7) having a first cavity (12) with a first port (11) allowing a respiration gas flow, and a second cavity (22) with a second port (21) also allowing a respiration gas flow. The sensor... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20110046502 - Distributed neuro-response data collection and analysis: Distributed mechanisms are provided for identifying stimulus material and collecting neuro-response data from subjects exposed to the stimulus material in a variety of environments. Neuro-response data collection mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrooculography (EOG), eye tracking, and/or facial emotion encoding are used to collect data from subjects in environments such... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110046504 - Distributed neuro-response data collection and analysis: Distributed mechanisms are provided for collecting neuro-response data from subjects exposed to the stimulus material in multiple settings. Stimulus material may include marketing and entertainment materials. Neuro-response data collection mechanisms such as Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrooculography (EOG) are used to collect data from subjects in laboratory and corporate settings. Neuro-response... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110046503 - Dry electrodes for electroencephalography: An electroencephalography (EEG) system includes a dry electrode design having a jagged, angular, comb, etc. shaped support housing. Each dry electrode housing includes multiple electrodes where each electrode has multiple contacts for scalp placement with minimal interference from hair. Signals from individual contacts may be disregarded and each housing may... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110046508 - Acquiring nerve activity from carotid body and/or sinus: An exemplary includes acquiring an electroneurogram of the right carotid sinus nerve or the left carotid sinus nerve, analyzing the electroneurogram for at least one of chemosensory information and barosensory information and calling for one or more therapeutic actions based at least in part on the analyzing. Therapeutic actions may... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20110046507 - Drill device and method for forming microconduits: The present invention relates to methods and devices for formation of microconduits in tissue, particularly using an impedance sensing drill to form microconduits. One embodiment of the invention is an impedance sensing drill comprising a drilling assembly, a control module, mechanically connected to the drilling assembly for controlling the depth... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20110046505 - Impedance measurement process: A method for use in performing impedance measurements on a subject. The method includes, in a processing system, determining at least one first impedance value, measured at a site using a first electrode configuration, determining at least one second impedance value, measured at the site using a second electrode configuration,... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20110046509 - Method of measuring electrical resistance value of corneal trans-epithelium: The invention provides a method for evaluating a corneal disorder quantitatively and is applicable to living eyes. In particular, the invention provides a method for measuring a corneal transepithelial electric resistance, which method comprises: (1) a step of placing a first electrode on the cornea and a second electrode on... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20110046506 - System and method for mapping activity in peripheral nerves: Systems and methods are provided for controlling an entity in response to activity in a peripheral nerve comprising a plurality of fascicles. A multicontact electrode assembly is configured to record activity from the peripheral nerve. A processing component includes a sensor mapping component configured to quantify activity associated with a... Agent: Richard S. Wesorick Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110046510 - Glucose monitoring device and method: A method for determining the quantity of an analyte in a fluid is described along with various components of an apparatus designed to carry out the method. The method involves habituating a patient's eye to one or more colors, measuring the recovery time, and correlating the recovery time to the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20110046511 - Portable sound source playing apparatus for testing hearing ability and method of testing hearing ability using the apparatus: A method of testing a hearing ability of a user using a portable sound source playing apparatus includes; outputting a signal indicating at least one phoneme, obtaining a response of a user regarding a degree of audibility of the output signal, and testing the hearing ability of a user based... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110046512 - Flared needle for eus fine needle aspiration device: A device for gathering tissue samples includes a needle defining a distal tissue penetrating tip. The needle includes an increased diameter proximal portion extending proximally from the distal tip. An outer diameter of the distal tip is smaller than an outer diameter of the proximal portion. The needle defines a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20110046513 - Multi-button biopsy device: A handheld biopsy device comprises a needle, cutter, and body. The cutter is movable relative to the needle to sever tissue protruding into a transverse aperture of the needle. The body includes a cutter actuation mechanism, at least two trigger buttons, and a control module. The biopsy device is configured... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc. C/o Frost Brown Todd LLC

20110046514 - Real time urine monitoring system: A disposable real-time closed catheter urine output monitoring system. The monitoring system of the invention can measure urine outputs at both high and low urine flow in real time, using a pressure chamber in the form of a hollow body having an input port for coupling to a tube connected... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20110046515 - Methods and apparatus for expressing body fluid from an incision: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP Roche Diagnostics

20110046516 - diagnostic method and apparatus: The present invention provides a diagnostic method comprising continuously monitoring and transmitting urine output and urine flow rates of a catheterized patient to means which correlate the same with at least one of renal perfusion, renal function, fluid status, polyuria, oleguria, hypoperfusion, hemorrhage shock and GFR.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20110046517 - Method and system for monitoring skeletal defects: The present invention relates to a handheld, point-of-care device that uses non-hazardous low level ultrasound to quantitatively detect, monitor and supply, in real time, information on the status of bone fractures from inception to full healing. The device includes a plurality of transducers housed in the handheld unit or which... Agent: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman,p.c.

20110046518 - Posture assessment and feedback instrument: A posture assessment and feedback instrument (FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B) all contained within a single housing (1). The output of a capacitive sensor (4) within the housing (1) varies in response to the distance between the sensor and the body of a user. The housing (1) is strapped to... Agent: Peter Fischer

20110046520 - Implantable medical device configured as a pedometer: This document discusses, among other things, a system including an implantable medical device. The implantable medical device includes a control circuit and a motion sensing device. The motion sensing device is coupled to the control circuit, and the motion sensing device is configured to transmit signals to the control circuit.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110046519 - Prescription zero: a non-pharmaceutical prescription device for prescribing, administering, monitoring, measuring and motivating a therapeutic lifestyle regimen for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases: The benefits of the Rx Zero method of the present invention extend not only to the individual and the community through high quality healthcare at lower cost, but payers by reducing the loss ratio on account of reduced cost of medical claims, and to the caregivers in terms of an... Agent: Fazal Raheman

  
02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110040139 - Soft body catheter with low friction lumen: An elongated catheter device for irradiating tissue surrounding a body site within a patient includes a treatment location on a distal portion of the elongated catheter device. An elongated flexible shaft is formed at least in part of a low durometer polymeric material and has at least one radiation lumen... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20110040140 - Apparatus comprising a drive cable for a medical device: An article comprising a drive cable suitable for high-speed operation in an anatomy having small-radii bends is disclosed. The drive cables disclosed herein include one or more physical adaptations that enable them to be “tuned” to avoid large amplitude vibrations during operation.... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20110040141 - Closure system for tubular organs: In one embodiment, a surgically implantable adjustable ring comprises a ring body, which includes a closure system having first and second end parts. The ring body is designed to be closed around a tubular organ by the closure system, constricting the tubular organ by forming a loop. The first end... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110040143 - Impotence treatment apparatus with energy transforming means: A male sexual impotence treatment apparatus includes or use an operable restriction device implantable in a male patient for engaging a tissue portion of the penile tissue to form a restrictable passageway for the penile exit blood flow. An energy transmission device is provided for wireless transmission of energy from... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110040142 - Vacuum erection control system: A vacuum erection control system for erectile dysfunction treatment. The vacuum erection control system includes a vacuum erection device, including a vacuum chamber and a thin elastic seal element. The vacuum chamber has a distal end for operable connection to a vacuum generating means, an open proximal end, an inside... Agent: Lawrence N. Ginsberg

20110040147 - Electrospraying devices and methods: An electrospray head for use in an electro-spraying apparatus comprises a body with an internal surface defining a conduit having an inlet for receiving a fluid to be sprayed and an outlet for emitting the fluid. A movable wall forms a part of the internal surface defining the conduit, the... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20110040146 - Method and apparatus for tubal occlusion: Disclosed herein is a device adapted for occluding the ovarian pathway of a female body for sterilization purposes. The device delivers RF energy to wound tissue at a desired location within at least one fallopian tube and implants a porous foam plug adjacent to the wounded tissue at said location.... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20110040144 - Method and apparatus for weight control by olfactory nerve ablation: Methods and apparatus are described for diet and weight loss control by altering the senses of smell and taste. Olfactory nerves are ablated in a localized area at the top of the nasal cavity, resulting in a loss of smell, which also decreases the sense of taste and results in... Agent: Michael J. Ure

20110040145 - Surgical adapter: A surgical system is provided that includes a device body that has a working channel providing a pathway for an instrument, an extension adjuster engaged with the device body, the extension adjuster also including a stop. The stop is disposed a predetermined distance from the working channel such that the... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110040148 - Permanently sealed length compensation for endoscope shafts: An endoscope with an instrument housing and with a shaft that is mounted on the distal end of the instrument housing and consists of an outer tube and an inner tube that is mounted at least partly in the outer tube, so that the outer tube and the inner tube... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20110040149 - Obturator assembly: An optical obturator for penetrating tissue includes an outer member defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends, a leading member disposed adjacent the distal end of the outer member and having an optical window adapted to permit passage of light therethrough for detection by a clinician, and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110040150 - Robotic drive for catheter: Apparatus for controlling a steerable invasive probe having a handle. The apparatus includes a platform and a jig, which is mounted on the platform and is configured to receive the handle. The jig includes at least a first gear that is positioned and shaped to rotate the handle about an... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110040151 - Positioning clip: A positioning clip to position an inner tube in an outer tube of an endoscope includes at least one inner support surface to support the positioning clip on the inner tube, at least one outer support surface to support the positioning clip on the outer tube, and a clamping device... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20110040152 - Surgical retractor: Provided is a surgical retractor capable of preventing an organ of a human body from being damaged when the organ of the human body positioned over a surgical area in the human body is lifted up. The surgical retractor includes a support body including a plurality of support members that... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110040153 - Deployable jaws retraction device: A deployable jaws retraction device is provided for retracting a body organ away from an operative site without occupying an incision or surgical access port during the surgical procedure. The deployable jaws retraction device includes a jaw assembly having two or more jaws joined at one end and a retention... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110040154 - Customizable, self holding, space retracting arthroscopic/endoscopic cannula system: The present invention is directed to a device including an inner cannula having one or more wings or leaflets attached to one end thereof The wings or leaflets can be cut to length or shaped to facilitate holding the operative field open for optimal visualization and the use of surgical... Agent: Welsh Flaxman & Gitler

20110040155 - Multiple sensory channel approach for translating human emotions in a computing environment: Sensory inputs of a user can be received by a computing device. At least one of the sensory inputs can include a physiological input providing a physiological measurement from a body of the user. Each sensory input can be processed in a unique one of a set of standards-defined sensory... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cha

20110040156 - Aviation physiological health monitoring system and method: The present invention relates to an aircraft cockpit with health monitoring system and method that is designed to enable an occupant (e.g. a pilot) and/or a ground station to monitor the physical condition of the occupant during a flight. The health monitoring system and method comprises a sensor such as... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20110040158 - Patient monitoring and drug delivery system and method of use: Disclosed is a patient monitoring and drug delivery system and associated methods for use during diagnostic, surgical or other medical procedures. The functionality of the invention enables many time consuming and laborious activities to be minimized or moved to a part in the procedure where time is not as critical.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110040157 - Techniques for evaluating urinary stress incontinence and use of involuntary reflex cough as a medical diagnostic tool: A system permits diagnosis of a patient for a physiological abnormality while protecting their airway. An esophageal airway protection device comprises an elongate device body having a distal end for insertion into the stomach through the esophagus and a proximal end. The device includes a main lumen extending the length... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20110040159 - Implantable medical device with antenna: An implantable medical device for use in a patient management system is described including a housing, a first communications unit, and a second communications unit. The first communications unit can establish a first communications link within short range telemetry communication range of an external local device. The second communications unit... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20110040160 - Analysis device having a discarding mechanism: An analyzing device which fits an analyzing instrument 2 thereinto for use and has a disposal mechanism 5 for disposing of the analyzing instrument 2 after completion of analysis, wherein the disposal mechanism 5 inputs a load in a direction different from a disposal direction D1 of the analyzing instrument... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110040161 - Device for generating a detectable signal based upon concentration of at least one substance: Utilization of a contact device placed on the eye in order to detect physical and chemical parameters of the body as well as the non-invasive delivery of compounds according to these physical and chemical parameters, with signals being transmitted continuously as electromagnetic waves, radio waves, infrared and the like. One... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110040162 - Systems and methods for making and using a conductive-fluid detector for a catheter-based medical device: A catheter-based medical device includes a catheter that is configured and arranged for at least partial insertion into a patient and that defines at least one lumen that is configured and arranged to receive a first fluid. A conductive-fluid detector is coupled to the at least one lumen and is... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110040164 - Analyte sensor ports: The present disclosure provides a contamination resistant sensor port which includes one or more sealing members positioned so as to limit and/or prevent internal contamination of the sensor port with fluids and/or particles present in the environment outside the sensor port.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040163 - Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy enabled continuous glucose monitoring sensor systems: The use of electrical impedance spectroscopy to adjust calibration settings in an in vivo monitoring system, such as an in vivo continuous glucose monitoring sensor. The adjustments can compensate for the condition of the sensor membrane in vivo.... Agent: Bayer Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20110040166 - Extracting kit, extracting device, and extracting method: An extracting kits for extracting analyte through the skin of a living body are disclosed that comprises an inserting device comprising needles for forming a plurality of extraction holes in the skin through the stratum corneum but not reaching the subcutaneous tissue and an extracting device for extracting the analyte... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110040165 - Integrated cartridge and tub assembly: An assembly for storing and dispensing a plurality of integrated lancet and test strips for use in a testing meter is provided. The assembly comprises a cartridge portion for housing a plurality of integrated lancet and test strips, and a tub portion coupled to the cartridge portion and providing a... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040167 - Systems and methods for making and using medical ablation systems and having mapping catheters with improved anchoring ability: A mapping catheter includes an elongated body for inserting into patient vasculature. A distal end of the elongated body includes a distal portion that includes a plurality of electrodes, a proximal portion disposed proximal to the distal portion, and a reduced-dimension portion disposed between the proximal and distal portions. The... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110040168 - System and method for predicting future fractures: A method of predicting bone or articular disease in a subject includes determining one or more micro-structural parameters, one or more macroanatomical parameters or biomechanical parameters of a joint in the subject and combining at least two of the parameters to predict the risk of bone or articular disease.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110040170 - Endoscopic imaging photodynamic therapy system and methods of use: The invention provides an endoscopic imaging photodynamic therapy system (EIPS) for focused tissue ablation by illumination of a photosensitizer drug in a target tissue, said system comprising an endoscopic assembly, a real-time imaging component for locating the target tissue and monitoring the ablation intervention, a therapeutic light system and, optionally,... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20110040171 - 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

20110040169 - Integration of micro and macro information for biomedical imaging: Macroscopic imaging data, such as from a CT, MR, PET, or SPECT scanner, is obtained. Microscopic imaging data of at least a portion of the same tissue is obtained. To align the microscopic imaging data with the macroscopic imaging data, intermediate data is also obtained. For example, photographic data is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110040172 - Medical system comprising a percutaneous probe: The percutaneous probe, made in MRI-compatible materials, comprises: a body percutaneously inserted into the tissue of a patient's body organ (8) having a region (10) to be analyzed, treated and monitored during a single medical procedure; at least one information collection sensing device (30,33,34); treatment application transducers (30) 360° disposed... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110040173 - Imaging agents for use in magnetic resonance blood flow/perfusion imaging: In one aspect, a method of imaging blood flow in a region of interest of a subject using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. The method includes introducing an imaging agent into the subject, the imaging agent including a compound having at least one hyperpolarized nucleus having a T1 greater... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110040174 - Head coil for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus with interchangeable operating elements: An assembly for mounting and unmounting a surface coil of a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus includes an upper part, a lower part, a locking element to fix the upper part and the lower part to one another, and contact elements at the upper part and at the lower part. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110040175 - Method and apparatus for volumetric image navigation: A surgical navigation system has a computer with a memory and display connected to a surgical instrument or pointer and position tracking system, so that the location and orientation of the pointer are tracked in real time and conveyed to the computer. The computer memory is loaded with data from... Agent: Inhouse Co. Law Firm

20110040176 - Method and device for near-field dual-wave modality imaging: A method of near-field imaging of a region of interest includes emitting an input of near-field electromagnetic radiofrequency energy from a near-field source device into the region of interest, detecting a mechanical wave response generated in the region of interest in response to the near-field electromagnetic energy input using a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20110040177 - Automated vessel repair system, devices and methods: Systems, devices and automated methods for minimally invasive surgery. A device is fabricated of bio-compatible semiconductor elements, and can be assembled, delivered, navigated and implanted by automated methods, using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology.... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20110040178 - Method for 3-d data collection with a biplane c-arm system with biplane acquisition multiplexing: A method for collecting three-dimensional data of an object from a series of projection images recorded by a biplane C-arm system is provided. A cardiac activity is recorded. The cardiac frequency and a start cardiac phase are determined for calculating parameters of the C-arm planes. The C-arm planes are set... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110040179 - Adaptively setting a transmit frequency in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for adaptively setting a transmit frequency are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: a storage unit for storing a mapping table including transmit (Tx) frequencies and scan conditions; and an ultrasound data acquisition unit in communication with the storage unit and being... Agent: Jones Day

20110040180 - Method and device for determining the position of a tangential plane on three extreme points of a body: In order to improve the computation of the position of the tangential plane in a method for determining the position of a tangential plane which rests tangentially on three non-collinear extreme points of structures of a body, in which one determines the position of the three extreme points approximately by... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20110040181 - Image processing device, image processing program, recording medium, and ultrasonic diagnostic equipment: An image processing device acquires an ultrasound B-mode image sequence and creates an evaluation function of a mode of the longitudinal sectional shape of the carotid artery rendered in a frame following the frame that has already been modeled, thereby optimizing the evaluation function. The image processing device estimates and... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20110040184 - Method for monitoring of medical treatment using pulse-echo ultrasound: A method for ultrasound imaging of anatomical tissue. A first signal is received from a first imaging ultrasound wave which has been reflected from a location in the anatomical tissue during a first time period. A second signal is received from a second imaging ultrasound wave which has been reflected... Agent: Michael J. Lang

20110040185 - Reference deformable body, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasonic diagnostic method: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is characterized by further including a storing unit configured to store the relationship between the ID given to the reference deformable body (16) and a type of the reference deformable body (16), and a type identifying unit (54) configured to read out the type of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110040183 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and program: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus is configured as follows. Namely, the apparatus includes a first unit configured to generate a first transmission wave for acquisition of a first image with a higher priority on sensitivity than on resolution, a second unit configured to generate a second transmission... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110040186 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The present invention is made to accurately detect an absolute pressure even when a contact property between an elastic coupler and a body surface of an object is poor. An elastic coupler 20 is formed by an elastic material with flexibility to have two layers at least with different ultrasonic... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110040187 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The invention was made to simplify the operation relating to the detection of an absolute pressure applied to a test body by an ultrasonic probe and thereby to enhance usability. The fact that an elastic coupler has been attached to the ultrasonic wave transmitter/receiver surface and the fact that the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110040182 - Ultrasound system having variable lookup table and method for managing variable lookup table: Disclosed is an ultrasound system including a variable lookup table. The ultrasound system includes the variable lookup table, a data acquiring unit to acquire ultrasound data, a lookup table generating unit to generate a variable lookup table according to the acquired ultrasound data, a three-dimensional (3D) rendering unit to perform... Agent: Jones Day

20110040188 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: Some embodiments include acquisition of color Doppler data, and detection of one or more transitions of the color Doppler data, each of the one or more transitions being between a first area representing flow velocity in a first direction and a second area representing flow velocity not in the first... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20110040189 - Collapsed mode operable cmut including contoured substrate: A capacitive ultrasound transducer capable of operation in collapsed mode either with a reduced bias voltage, or with no bias voltage, is provided. The transducer includes a substrate that is contoured so that a middle region of the flexible membrane is collapsed against the substrate in the absence of a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110040190 - Disposable acoustic coupling medium container: A medical imaging and therapy device is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the device is that it can acoustically couple an ultrasound therapy transducer to a patient. In some embodiments, the medical imaging and therapy device is configured to conform to the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110040191 - Stress detection device and methods of use thereof: Described herein are stress detection systems and methods of using such systems.... Agent: Walter A. Rodgers Rodgers & Rodgers

20110040192 - Method and a system for imaging and analysis for mole evolution tracking: A mole monitoring system including: (a) a calibration fixture including an illuminator that is operational to illuminate a skin area that includes a mole; (b) a digital camera operational to acquire at least one image of a body area that is included in the illuminated skin area and which includes... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110040193 - Fitness test: This document describes a fitness test application which allows the user to exercise freely (running and cycling outdoors, bicycle ergometer, rowing ergometer, treadmill) and which provides an estimate of user's fitness during and/or after the exercise. The analysis can be performed either as real-time or as post-analysis.... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20110040195 - Method and apparatus to determine the end of the systolic part of a pressure curve: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for determining the systolic phase interval (SP) of an arterial pressure curve with a starting point (t0) of the systolic phase interval (SP) and an end point (tN) of the systolic phase interval (SP) wherein a QT interval is defined as... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110040194 - Method and system for determining cardiac parameters: The present invention explains a method and system for providing all the relevant cardiac parameters in real time and in a fast manner, which are required for the cardiac analysis. The invention involves determining a first area and a second area, the first area under a waveform representing an aortic... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110040196 - Blood pressure monitor: A blood pressure monitor for measuring a blood pressure of a human body includes a main body, a connecting mechanism, and a sensing unit. The main body surrounds the human body and has a first end portion and a second end portion. The connecting mechanism connects the first end portion... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20110040198 - Invasive cardiology digital signal amplifier and acquisition device: The digital signal amplifier and acquisition system includes at least one catheter input module (CIM) configured to receive, route and digitize incoming analog cardiac signals from a number of catheters, as well as outgoing stimulator pulses. A plurality of CIMs are mechanically stacked and electrically daisy-chained and coupled with a... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20110040197 - Wireless patient monitoring system: A device for obtaining physiological information of a medical patient can include a blood pressure device that can be coupled to a medical patient and a wireless transmitter electrically coupled with the blood pressure device. The wireless transmitter can wirelessly transmit blood pressure data received by the blood pressure device... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110040199 - Heart rate correction system and methods for the detection of cardiac events: A device for detecting a cardiac event is disclosed. Detection of an event is based on a test applied to a parameter whose value varies according to heart rate. Both the parameter value and heart rate (RR interval) are filtered with an exponential average filter. From these filtered values, the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20110040200 - System and method for analyzing an electrocardiogram signal: A system for analyzing an ECG signal is provided. The system comprises an interface that receives an ECG waveform associated with heart beat cycle of a patient. The system includes signal processor that determines a first isoelectric portion lying between a T-wave of a first heart beat cycle and a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110040201 - Periodic disordered breathing detection: Systems and methods are directed to evaluating breathing disorders, such as periodic disordered breathing. A signal representative of patient respiration is developed, typically patient-internally. An envelope of the signal is provided. Periodicity of the envelope is detected, and presence and severity of periodic disordered breathing is determined based on the... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20110040202 - Sensory-evoked potential (sep) classification/detection in the time domain: Techniques are disclosed for sensory-evoked potential (SEPs, e.g., visual-evoked potentials) signal detection/classification by synchronizing EEG to the repeated presentation of sensory stimuli in the time domain. In some embodiments, a system receives a plurality of EEG signal samples, generates a stimulus-locked EEG and determines whether the plurality of EEG signal... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20110040203 - Evaluation of gastrointestinal function using portable electroviscerography systems and methods of using the same: Portable electroviscerography systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include a body-associated receiver and an ingestible identifier unit, both of which are configured to detect visceral electrical signals. The system communicates with an extra-corporeal data processor configured to receive data from the body-associated receiver and generate and electroviscerogram from the... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040204 - Neurological stimulation and analysis: In one embodiment, a method for neurological interrogation and response analysis is provided. The method includes inducing, at the device, a non-optical excitation for a user. The device comprises a wearable device being worn by the user such that the non-optical excitation can be sensed. A response of a voluntary... Agent: Uc Berkeley - Otl Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040205 - Treatment for alleviating tinnitus and hyperacusis with auditory stimulation by compensating for hearing loss and loss of non-linear compressions: An auditory stimulation treatment for alleviating tinnitus and hyperacusis by compensating for hearing loss and loss of non-linear compression. Natural auditory signals are delivered correcting for hearing loss and compressive non-linearity, both determined at separate frequency bands for the individual subject. This differs from existing treatment in that synthetic “masking”... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110040206 - In situ offset compensation for pressure sensors: A pressure sensor having a substrate and a first, deformable membrane, partially supported by the substrate, which generates a first sensor reading when deformed by pressure. A second membrane is contiguous to the first membrane. When the second membrane is energized, it deforms the first membrane to alter the first... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110040207 - Analysis device: This invention is regard to an analysis device that analyze a specific component in bodily fluid extracted from the skin using an analysis tool. The analysis device comprise a laser beam oscillation section that emits a laser beam for extracting the bodily fluid from the skin, and a detection mechanism... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110040209 - Body fluid sampling unit: A body fluid sampling unit includes a puncture device including a needle having a sharp needle point and a drive mechanism for operating the needle to puncture a living body surface with the needle point, a tip including an introducing section for introducing a body fluid flowing out from a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110040208 - Integrated lancet and test strip and methods of making and using same: An integrated lancet and test strip for measuring an analyte level is provided. The test strip includes a protrusion at a sample receiving end of the test strip, and a notch at a body receiving end of the test strip. Further, a method of measuring an analyte level in a... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040210 - Lancet-integrated sensor: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110040211 - Oral-esophageal-gastric device to diagnose reflux and/or emesis: A system and method diagnoses esophageal reflux in a patient. A catheter includes a first pressure sensor configured to measure intra-abdominal pressure when the catheter is inserted into the stomach of a patient. A second pressure sensor is located proximal to the distal tip and configured to measure intra-thoracic pressure.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

  
02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110034752 - Therapeutic regimen for treating cancer: The invention provides a method for treating cancer in a human comprising (a) administering to the human a dose of a pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and (ii) an adenoviral vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a human TNF-α and operably linked to a promoter, wherein... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20110034753 - Stem cell targeting and activation using magnetic particles: The present invention provides a method of selectively activating and/or targeting stem cells which enables the cells to then be manipulated mechanically in a remote manner wherein the method comprises magnetically manipulating a stem cell in vivo or in vitro by the association of a magnetisable particle within the stem... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20110034754 - Devices and methods for absorbing, transferring and delivering heart energy: A device for altering cardiac performance includes an energy absorbing element which absorbs cardiac pumping energy from at least a portion of the heart. The energy may be delivered to another part of the body, such as another portion of the heart, to perform useful work such as providing blood... Agent: Law Office Of Jens E. Hoekendijk

20110034755 - Implantable universal docking station for prosthetic hearing devices: A system for implantation in a recipient comprising: first and second functional implantable components configured to interoperate in order to stimulate the recipient's ear, and an implantable docking station having a plurality of interfaces, the interfaces comprising: a first interface configured to at least one of detachably mechanically and electrically... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq. (cochlear) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20110034756 - Sleep inducement apparatus: A sleep inducement apparatus including an interface unit, a pair of headphones and an electrode strap. A sleep monitor cooperates with the electrode strap to detect the state of sleep of a subject through a heart rate variability analysis. The control unit cooperates with electrodes in the headphones to apply... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20110034757 - Implantable reservoir body: An implantable reservoir body is provided which, as and when required, makes available a working medium that serves at least to inflate an implantable unit. An elastic hollow body is provided whose wall encloses a reservoir volume, and an induction coil arrangement is provided inside the reservoir volume and/or an... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110034758 - Cartridge for a biological sample: A sealed removable cartridge adapted for insertion into an assay device and adapted to contain a biologic sample, the cartridge comprising: two or more assay locations adapted to facilitate, within said cartridge, two or more assays of said biologic sample; and an actuator interface adapted to interface with an actuator... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110034760 - Feedback systems and methods to enhance obstructive and other obesity treatments: Feedback systems and methods enhance obstructive and other obesity treatments by presenting feedback regarding patients' actual eating and/or exercise habits. An ingestion restricting implant body can be deployed along the gastrointestinal tract. In some embodiments, ingestion alters the implant body, which, in turn, generates signals. The generated signals can be... Agent: Intrapace & Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

20110034762 - Gastric ring including a one-piece belt: The invention relates to an implantable surgical ring (1) to go around a biological organ and constituting a pocket or duct designed for adjustment of the section through which said organ passes, said ring (1) including a belt (2) comprising at least one locking means (3) for said ring (1)... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110034761 - Gastric ring with membranous bridge: The invention relates to an implantable surgical ring (1) intended to close on itself around a mean extension axis in order to enable adjustment of the section through which a biological organ passes, said ring being characterized in that the same comprises at least one first and one second gripping... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110034759 - Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions: Described are devices, implants, insertion tools, combinations, and associated methods, that involve placement of a self-fixating tip at tissue of the pelvic region, wherein an insertion tool includes one or more of an aperture for engaging a guide and an extension guard, the method optionally allowing for initial placement of... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110034763 - Anthropometric massage device: An anthropometric massage device includes a length adjustable handle having first and second portions slidably movable relative to one another for telescopically varying the length of the handle. A shape adjustment member having a plurality of rotatable joints extending between opposed ends thereof for movement between straight and curved configurations.... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.

20110034764 - Instrument and method for making the same: A process for producing the actuating part of an instrument for endoscopic applications or the like, which instrument comprises a tube like member having a handling end portion with a flexible portion and actuating means located at the other end portion, which actuating means comprises a cylindrical part connected to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110034765 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument has a shaft designed in a flexible manner along its longitudinal axis in at least one section. The flexible section of the shaft has a tube-shaped wall made of an electroactive polymer with a plurality of control electrodes and reference electrodes respectively embedded therein. As seen in... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110034766 - Capsule medical apparatus system: A capsule medical apparatus system includes a rotating magnetic field generation apparatus that generates a desired rotating magnetic field in three-dimensional directions, a capsule medical apparatus that includes a magnet and a needle for puncture that can be projected and retracted in a rotation direction of the rotating magnetic field... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110034767 - Surgical port for notes procedures: A dual use compression clip and surgical port device where the device serves as a surgical compression clip and surgical port in surgical procedures. The device comprises two compression elements each constructed having a bounding surface which when taken together form the boundary of a surgical port and one or... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20110034768 - Endoscope having optical fibers: An endoscope for imaging of an object in a body cavity by receiving image light on an image sensor is provided. In an elongated tube for entry in the body cavity, an objective lens system is incorporated for receiving the image light from the object. A fiber optic image guide... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20110034769 - Reduced area imaging device incorporated within wireless endoscopic devices: A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. The imaging device is provided in various configurations, and connections between the imaging device elements and a video display may be achieved by wired or wireless connections. A connector assembly located near... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20110034770 - Endoscopic device: An endoscopic device comprises: an illuminating unit which emits illuminating light from an endoscope tip portion, and includes a plurality of kinds of light sources different from one another in an emission wavelength; an imaging unit which obtains a pickup image of a region to be observed of a subject... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20110034771 - Endoscope resilient deflection section frame: An endoscope deflection section frame including a plurality of rings and leaf springs connecting the rings to one another. Each ring includes front and rear ends with slots, wherein the slots extend into front and rear sides of the rings entirely through a wall of the ring between an interior... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20110034772 - Endoscope riveted deflection section frame: An endoscope deflection section frame including a plurality of rings and rivets. Each ring has front ears and rear ears with rivet holes through the ears. The rivets are located in the rivet holes to thereby pivotably connect the rings to one another. Each rivet includes a head at an... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20110034773 - Endoscope apparatus: The endoscope apparatus of the present invention includes: an insertion portion having a bending portion; an observation device that is provided at the insertion portion; an illumination unit that is provided at the insertion portion, and that illuminates a visual field of the observation device; a main body unit that... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110034774 - Light-diffusing safety cap: A light-diffusing safety cap for use with a light cable that couples an endoscope to a high intensity light source. The light-diffusing safety cap can be detachably or releasably coupled, in lieu of the endoscope, to the light cable, such that when the high intensity light source emits a high... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C

20110034775 - Surgical retention port and method of use: A surgical retention port particularly useful as an arthroscopic port for shoulder surgery is provided. The surgical retention port has an inner cannula defining a throughbore, a plurality of rotatable fingers coupled to the inner cannula, and an outer cannula extending around the inner cannula. Rotation of the inner cannula... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20110034776 - vaginal speculum: A vaginal speculum adapted to be positioned within a vagina has a hollow cylindrical body with means integral therewith for distending the vagina internally of the introitus, whereby the speculum allows visualisation of, and access to and through the cervix, without distending the cervix. In one embodiment the hollow cylindrical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110034777 - Expandable retractor and methods incorporating the same: A surgical instrument, generally in the form of an expandable elongate conduit, for use as a distractor and/or retractor. The conduit generally includes a first elongate trough and a second elongate trough movable between an expanded state and a collapsed state wherein the second trough is nestable with the first... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department

20110034778 - Elongated seal anchor for use in surgical procedures: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity includes a seal anchor member comprising a compressible material and being adapted to transition between a first expanded condition to facilitate securing of the seal anchor member within the tissue tract and in substantial sealed relation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110034780 - Blade body for use with a surgical retractor: A blade system configured for use with a surgical retractor comprising a blade body and a blade body surround. The blade body includes a retractor attachment structure engagable with a blade body mounting structure of the surgical retractor. The retractor attachment structure is configured for allowing the blade body to... Agent: David Odell Simmons

20110034779 - Method for performing minimally invasive surgury: Pedicle screw apparatuses each including a pedicle screw assembly and an attached pedicle screw extender are placed in a true percutaneous manner, thereby overcoming issues resulting from placing pedicle screw assemblies through a retractor. Thus, a retractor can advantageously be built off of the pedicle screw apparatuses, thereby allowing visualization... Agent: David Odell Simmons

20110034781 - Retractor component system and method of using same: A blade assembly has a blade body and a blade body surround. A retractor attachment structure is attached to the blade body at the first end portion thereof extending from an exterior surface thereof. The retractor attachment structure is configured for having one of the blade body mounting structures of... Agent: David Odell Simmons

20110034782 - Apparatus for body surface stimulation treatment, program for body surface stimulation treatment, and computer-readable recording medium having recorded the same: [Means for Solving Problems] An apparatus for a body surface stimulation treatment (10) which comprises a body surface stimulation unit (16) whereby the body surface of a patient is physically or chemically stimulated, a vital reaction quantitative evaluation unit (12) whereby the vital reaction of the patient is quantitatively evaluated,... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20110034784 - Medical sensor kit for combination with a chair to enable measurement of diagnostic information: A medical examination chair kit includes a group of sensors including electrodes in finger-tip sensors, various other types of sensors incorporated in covers attachable or placeable on a chair and load cells on an adjustable grid supporting the chair, all of which provide data which is partially processed in a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20110034783 - Systems and methods for balancing power consumption and utility of wireless medical sensors: Systems, methods, and devices for balancing power consumption and utility of medical sensors are provided. For example, a wireless medical sensor device may include a sensor, data processing circuitry, and wireless transmission circuitry. The sensor may be capable of obtaining a raw measurement from a patient, and the data processing... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110034785 - Biopolymer resistant devices using coatings with surface energy gradient: A medical device or analytical device comprising a fluid-impervious surface comprising a base surface, at least one distinct region of the base surface covered by a mixed monolayer film, the mixed monolayer film comprising a species having a functional group M1 and a species having a functional group M2 where... Agent: Brendan Babcock

20110034787 - Device for interstitial fluid extraction, production process thereof and analyzing process of interstitial fluid using the device: A device for interstitial fluid extraction, having a base material formed from a synthetic resin film, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a hydrogel layer formed from at least one hydrophilic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and a release layer, wherein the hydrogel layer... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110034786 - Portable handheld medical diagnostic devices: A portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes a front housing and a rear housing opposite the front housing. The front housing and the rear housing form a protective enclosure. A main circuit board is located in the protective enclosure. The main circuit board includes a controller facilitating a physiologic measurement.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20110034788 - Methods and apparatus for using multiple sensors to measure differential blood transport time in a patient: The difference in time that it takes for blood to flow to two locations in a patient's body can be measured by placing, on the patient's body, sensors for non-invasively detecting a variable characteristic of the content of the blood at each of those locations. The time of occurrence of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110034789 - Digital switching in multi-site sensor: A system includes a flexible sensor configured to be placed into a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein the sensor is configured to measure a physiological characteristic. The sensor may include a first memory device configured to store a first set of calibration data and a second memory device... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110034790 - Apparatus and methods for coronary sinus access: Apparatus and methods for locating morphological features within a body cavity using a catheter including proximal and distal ends, a transparent balloon carried on the distal end, and an optical imaging assembly carried on the distal end for imaging through the balloon. The balloon includes a channel extending therethrough to... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20110034791 - Method and device for utilizing analyte levels to assist in the treatment of diabetes: A health-monitoring device assesses the health of a user based on levels of two analytes in a biological fluid. A first analyte that is utilized to assess a user's health is a fat metabolism analyte, such as ketones, free fatty acids and glycerol, which is indicative of fat metabolism. A... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110034794 - Blood glucose meter with independent voice ic supporting post-production adjustment of voice function: A blood glucose meter with an independent voice IC supporting post-production adjustment of voice function is provided. The blood glucose meter is allowed to work with a replaceable voice carrier so as to provide voice services in different languages that help users to correctly and easily operate the blood glucose... Agent: Chen Chun-yu

20110034793 - Method and device for utilizing analyte levels to assist in the treatment of diabetes: A health-monitoring device assesses the health of a user based on levels of two analytes in a biological fluid. A first analyte that is utilized to assess a user's health is a fat metabolism analyte, such as ketones, free fatty acids and glycerol, which is indicative of fat metabolism. A... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110034792 - Noninvasive body chemistry monitor and method: There is disclosed a noninvasive body chemistry monitor and method. A sensor may be disposed in close gaseous communication with the subject's skin. The sensor may be configured to provide a sensor output signal indicative of a level of at least one gaseous material released through the subject's skin. An... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20110034796 - Apparatus and method for substantially immobilizing a breast for medical imaging procedure: Apparatus and methods are described for substantially immobilizing a breast for use in medical imaging. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus for substantially immobilizing a breast is provided, including a first support member connected to a first and second base, the bases capable of engagement with the torso of a... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20110034797 - Non-invasive measuring of load-induced electric potentials in diarthroidial joints: There is described a method for non-invasively measuring electrical activity in a joint of a subject, the method comprising: removably attaching in a non-invasive manner at least two electrodes to a skin surface around an articulation comprising the joint; generating electroarthrographic potentials within the joint by loading the articulation; capturing... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20110034795 - Device, system and method for in-vivo imaging of a body lumen: An in-vivo device, system and a method for imaging a body lumen, typically liquid filled body lumen. The in-vivo device may have a specific gravity of about 1 or a volume to weight ratio that enables it to float. The in-vivo device may include an optical system for viewing through... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110034798 - Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument: This document discusses, among other things, a system for guiding a medical instrument within a body of a subject. The system includes at least one magnetic emitter coupled to the medical instrument. The system also includes a plurality of magnetic sensors configured to be placed on the subject and sense... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110034799 - Retrospective motion compensation in magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprises a data acquisition system with motion compensation means for acquiring an image data set in respect of a moving object within an imaging region, the image data set comprising a plurality of acquisitions each in respect of one or more slice planes. Further there... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110034800 - Estimation of alignment parameters in magnetic-resonance-guided ultrasound focusing: A magnetic-resonance-guided focused ultrasound system may be calibrated by generating ultrasound foci using ultrasound transducers, establishing coordinates of the foci and of magnetic-resonance trackers associated with the transducers, and determining a geometric relationship between the trackers and the transducers.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110034801 - System for processing angiography and ultrasound image data: A system provides a single composite image including multiple medical images of a portion of patient anatomy acquired using corresponding multiple different types of imaging device. A display processor generates data representing a single composite display image including, a first image area showing a first image of a portion of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110034802 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for imaging an implantable device and methods for manufacturing: A method for imaging an implantable device is described. The method may include positioning an implantable device within a patient. Ultrasonic energy may be transmitted toward the implantable device. The returning ultrasonic energy may be analyzed to determine a first characteristic of the implantable device. A method for manufacturing an... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110034803 - Non-linear projections of 3-d medical imaging data: The present invention improves projection displays of volume data. Using the Minimum Intensity Projection (MinIP), fluid filled regions or other regions of hyporeflective tissue are displayed. By limiting the projection to partial volumes within the volume, differences in the scattering intensity within specific regions are isolated. In this way, hyperreflectivity... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110034804 - Catheter assembly: A catheter assembly provided with a wire arranged therein to form a loop extending from near the effective end of the catheter for bypassing an occlusion in a vein/artery. This loop consists of two wire ends, one of which wire ends extends through the catheter to the control end thereof,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110034805 - Method and apparatus for characterization of clot formation: Methods, apparatus and systems for characterizing changes in at least one physical property of soft tissue. A series of acoustic pulses is generated and directed into the soft tissue such that at least one of the pulses is of sufficiently high intensity to induce physical displacement of the tissue. Waves... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon

20110034806 - Systems and methods for combined ultrasound and electrical impedance imaging: A dual imaging probe 300 for obtaining both ultrasound and electrical impedance data is disclosed along with methods of using the dual imaging probe 300 to interrogate tissue. An electrical impedance imaging overlay 330 is adapted to be positioned on a transducer window 304 of an ultrasound probe 320, and... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20110034807 - Ultrasound system and method for performing vessel labeling: There are disclosed embodiments for an ultrasound system for performing vessel labeling. The ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit an ultrasound signal to a target object including vessels, receive an ultrasound echo signal reflected from the target object and form ultrasound data corresponding to the... Agent: Jones Day

20110034808 - Dual-curvature phased array high-intensity focused ultrasound transducer for tumor therapy: A transducer for use with a high intensity focused ultrasound medical system, said transducer comprises a plurality of transducer elements that are made from multi piezocomposite material; said plurality of transducer elements bonded together in turn with an adhesive and said transducer elements deployed along a geometric structure with two... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110034809 - High resolution intravascular ultrasound transducer assembly having a flexible substrate: An ultrasound transducer assembly of the present invention includes a flexible circuit to which an ultrasound transducer array and integrated circuitry are attached during fabrication of the ultrasound transducer assembly. The flexible circuit comprises a flexible substrate to which the integrated circuitry and transducer elements are attached while the flexible... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20110034810 - Multiple images, multiple exposure times, optical imaging of blood circulation velocities: A method of measuring blood velocity includes obtaining a first velocity image by illuminating a tissue surface with a light source for a first exposure time, obtaining a second velocity image by illuminating the tissue surface with the light source for a second exposure time, computing a first average intensity... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20110034811 - Method and system for sleep/wake condition estimation: Insomnia is a prevalent sleep disturbance in the general population. As standard diagnostic method for assessing the nature and the severity of the sleep problem, a so-called sleep log or sleep diary, i.e. a questionnaire usually on paper, is used in most cases. The main drawback of this diagnostic tool... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110034814 - Method and device for monitoring a vascular access and extracorporeal blood treatment device comprising a device for monitoring vascular access: The invention relates to a method and a device for monitoring a vascular access during an extracorporeal blood treatment. The method and the device according to the invention are based on the monitoring of the difference between the venous pressure measured by a venous pressure sensor and the arterial pressure... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110034813 - Methods and apparatus for determining cardiac output: According to the method the time constant of the arterial tree, defined to be the product of the total peripheral resistance (TPR) and the nearly constant arterial compliance, is determined by analyzing the long time scale variations (greater than a single cardiac cycle) in any of these blood pressure signals.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110034812 - Pulmonary artery pressure based systolic timing intervals as a measure of right ventricular systolic performance: Systems and methods include identifying a first portion and a second portion of a pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) signal during a cardiac cycle. A first timing interval between the first portion and the second portion is obtained and data related to the first timing interval is trended to provide a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110034816 - Ecg rhythm advisory method: A method of automatically determining which type of treatment is most appropriate for a cardiac arrest victim, the method comprising transforming one or more time domain electrocardiogram (ECG) signals into a frequency domain representation comprising a plurality of discrete frequency bands, combining the discrete frequency bands into a plurality of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110034815 - Method and system for use in monitoring left ventricular dysfunction: A method and system are presented for use in determining a patient's heart condition. First and second data are provided, where the first data is indicative of the patient's heart rate, and the second data is indicative of bioimpedance peak value during a cardiac cycle. A relation between a certain... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20110034817 - Discrimination of supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia events: A method and system for discrimination of supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia events. Morphological features points are extracted from normal sinus rhythm (NSR) complexes and used to generate a NSR template. A numerical convolution is performed using the NSR template and the feature points for each sensed NSR to give... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20110034819 - Device for detecting the observance by a patient of an oxygen-therapy treatment: The invention relates to a device for implementing a system for detecting the observance by a patient of an oxygen-therapy treatment involving an oxygen supply, and for recording the data of said treatment and transmitting said data. The invention also relates to the use of said device, and to a... Agent: American Air Liquide, Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20110034818 - Method and system for quantitation of respiratory tract sounds: Provided is a system and method for analyzing respiratory tract sounds. Sound transducers are fixed on the skin over the thorax that generates signals indicative of pressure waves at the location of the transducer. Processing of the signals involves performing an event search in the signals and determining event parameters... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20110034820 - Device for monitoring the condition of a human being: A device for continuously monitoring one or more indicators relating to the health or comfort of a person 12 includes one or more sensing means for measuring a value of one or more desired indicators and a communicating means 13 communicating an alarm signal when the measured value is above... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP

20110034821 - Increasing the information transfer rate of brain-computer interfaces: Methods of increasing the rate of information transfer in brain-computer interface systems are disclosed. The present invention also discloses methods, devices and systems for the navigation of information representing neuronal or brain activity and the extraction of useful and/or actionable data from such information.... Agent: Frank Edughom Ekpar

20110034822 - Systems and methods for modulating the electrical activity of a brain using neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia. Described are methods and devices to treat coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia that involves no medication. Methods and... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20110034823 - Lumen diameter and stent apposition sensing: s

20110034824 - Plaque type determination devices, systems, and methods: Plaque type determination devices, systems, and methods. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a device for assessing composition of a plaque of the present disclosure, the device comprises an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and a distal end, a first excitation electrode and a second excitation electrode located... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20110034825 - Medical assembly suitable for long-term implantation and method for fabricating the same: A process for fabricating a medical assembly having a medical device at least a portion of which is formed of inorganic material is provided. The medical assembly is suitable for substantially long-term implantation in a host animal. The process includes modifying a surface of the medical device to form a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110034826 - Surgical apparatus comprising a nerve testing device: A surgical apparatus for facilitating testing nerves during HF surgery. The surgical apparatus comprises a converter for converting a high-frequency treatment current into a nerve stimulating current. A controllable selector switch optionally feeds either the treatment current or the nerve stimulating current to the electrosurgical instrument.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110034827 - Method and a device for hearing-related examination: Method for hearing-related examination comprising the steps of generating sound signals and/or electrical signals in an examination unit (12). The method includes the steps of removably connecting the examination unit (12) as a modular unit to a base unit (11) and removably connecting a function card (13) to the base... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20110034828 - Endoluminal medical access device: An endoluminal medical access device (1) is disclosed that is devised for endoluminal delivery to an extravascular target site (5) at a vasculature site of a human or animal body vasculature, such as the microvasculature. The device (1) comprises a hollow body (112) arranged around a continuous channel (113) that... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110034830 - Body fluid sampling unit: A body fluid sampling unit includes a puncture device including a needle having a sharp needle point and a drive mechanism for operating the needle to puncture a living body surface with the needle point, a tip including an introducing section for introducing a body fluid flowing out from a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110034829 - Methods and apparatus for an analyte detecting device: In one embodiment according to the present invention, a device is provided comprising a cartridge having a plurality of cavities. The device may include a plurality of penetrating members at least partially contained in the cavities of the single cartridge wherein the penetrating members are slidably movable to extend outward... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20110034831 - adhesive patch for monitoring acoustic signals: An adhesive patch for monitoring acoustic signals from a human or animal body, comprising a skin contact surface, converting means for recording the acoustic signals and converting it to a first electric output signal, and an adhesive element for attaching the converting means to the skin surface, the patch further... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

  
02/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110028775 - Therapeutic infusion and transfer system for use with radioactive agents: Described herein are infusion systems and methods for delivering a radiopharmaceutical agent to a subject without exposing an administering health care professional to a potentially deleterious amount of radiation.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110028776 - Packaged magnetic therapeutic topical preparation: A topical preparation externally applied to the skin, the preparation containing particles that can be magnetized. The preparation being stored in a container with a magnetic source.... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20110028777 - Frequency altered feedback for treating non-stuttering pathologies: Methods and devices treat treating non-stuttering pathologies having impaired or decreased communication skills by administering a frequency altered auditory feedback signal to a subject having a non-stuttering pathology while the subject is speaking or talking to thereby improve the subject's communication skills.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20110028778 - Urinary incontinence device: A urinary incontinence device for insertion in a urethra of a user. The device includes a non-absorbent body having an outer surface, the body having a leading end and a trailing end; a removal mechanism having a first end attached to the body and a portion of the removal mechanism... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20110028779 - Tubular implantable sling and related delivery systems, methods and devices: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to systems, devices and methods relating to a surgically implantable supportive sling having an adjustable shape.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20110028780 - Methods of producing pluripotent stem cell-generated embryos, and animals derived therefrom: Methods for generating embryos using pluripotent stem cells are provided. The subject methods include methods for generating chimeric embryos, wherein only a subset of the cells of each embryo are genetically identical to the pluripotent stem cells used in the generation process. The subject methods also include methods for generating... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110028781 - Low profile rear tip for inflatable penile prostheses: A penile prosthetic system includes a pump connected between a reservoir and an inflatable penile implant. The inflatable penile implant includes a cylinder and a distal end portion connected to a distal end of the cylinder along a major longitudinal axis of the cylinder. The distal end portion forms a... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20110028782 - Peroral transgastric endoscopic techniques: Methods and apparatus for accessing the peritoneal cavity and for ligation of fallopian tubes. A representative method includes using an endoscope to orally access a gastric wall. The gastric wall is punctured to provide access to a peritoneal cavity. The endoscope is advanced into the peritoneal cavity through the puncture.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110028783 - Multi-lumen endoscopic accessory and system: The embodiments of the present invention relate to an endoscopic system and accessories. In particular, the various embodiments relate to endoscopic systems in which an accessory comprises a multi-lumen device that is capable of quantitatively delivering at least a catheter, a balloon, and a needle to a site. The accessory... Agent: MonumentIPLaw Group

20110028784 - Multi-lumen endoscopic accessory and system: The embodiments of the present invention relate to an endoscopic system and accessories. In particular, the various embodiments relate to endoscopic systems in which an accessory comprises a multi-lumen device that is capable of quantitatively delivering at least a catheter, a balloon, and a needle to a site. The accessory... Agent: MonumentIPLaw Group

20110028786 - Capsule-type endoscope: A capsule-type endoscope includes a capsule, an objective optical system, an image pickup element, and at least one illumination light source having a light-emitting surface, and a transparent cover. In several embodiments of the capsule-type endoscope according to the present invention, an inner surface of the transparent cover is spherical... Agent: Arnold International

20110028785 - Endoscope with adjustable viewing angle: An endoscope with adjustable viewing angle has a viewing angle adjusting mechanism mounted on a handheld body and a control module mounted inside the handheld body. The viewing angle adjusting mechanism has a cable seat pivotally mounted on the handheld body, an adjustable knob mounted on the cable seat, a... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20110028787 - Treatment tool: Provided is a treatment tool including: an elongated member which is formed of a flexible material and includes first and second terminals; a first body portion which is fixed to the first terminal so as to function in a target; a handle portion which is provided in the second terminal... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110028788 - Non-contact infrared fiber-optic device for monitoring esophageal temperature to prevent thermal injury during radiofrequency catheter ablation or cryoablation: An infrared fiber-optic device is able to monitor esophageal temperature during an ablation/cryoablation procedure over a volume of interest to sense whether the temperature is too high or too low. The device may include a plurality of optical fibers each with a wide angle lens collectively disposed circumferentially and longitudinally... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110028789 - Surgical access apparatus and methods: There is disclosed a method of gaining access to a lateral side of a spinal column for a spinal fusion procedure at a surgical site. In an embodiment, the method includes inserting a distal end of a shaft through skin at an entry point into a patient; steering the shaft... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP (lanx, Inc.) Intellectual Property Department

20110028790 - Disposable endoscopic access device and portable display: Various embodiments for providing removable, pluggable and disposable opto-electronic modules for illumination and imaging for endoscopy or borescopy are provided for use with portable display devices. Generally, various rigid, flexible or expandable single use medical or industrial devices with an access channel, can include one or more solid state or... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20110028791 - Arcuate surgical guidance system and methods: This disclosure is directed to minimally-invasive devices, methods and systems used through small access portals to minimize trauma to structures adjacent the treatment site. The access device includes a guide frame and a cannula support washer movebly coupled to the guide frame. The washer has a cannula port aperture extending... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110028792 - Tissue retractors with fluid evacuation/infusion and/or light emission capability: Retractor apparatus including a blade and a fluid port and/or a light emitter associated with blade, and surgical systems including an arm and a retractor apparatus.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20110028793 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing having multiple access ports for receiving surgical instruments, and a retractor removably coupled to the housing and having a working channel configured to extend... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110028794 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing having multiple access ports for receiving surgical instruments, and a retractor removably coupled to the housing and having a working channel configured to extend... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110028795 - Surgical portal device including textured surface: A surgical portal device having enhanced retention characteristics includes a body portion dimensioned for insertion within a tissue tract. The body portion includes an outer wall defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen configured to allow a surgical instrument to pass therethrough.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110028796 - Cannula anchor: Cannula anchor assemblies are disclosed which consist of a threaded cannula and a cannula anchor. The cannula anchor system allows for secure anchoring into the body wall, and proper cannula height adjustment prior to and during surgery. Sutures through the body wall may be secured to the cannula anchor either... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP

20110028797 - Intracardiac sheath stabilizer: A surgical stabilizer for use with a surgical site retractor has a base, a bendable arm, and a distal cuff adapted to resiliently hold a tube of an elongated port-access device. The cuff may have a body defining a partial enclosure within which is held a highly flexible gasket having... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110028799 - Broadcasting a signal indicative of a disease, disorder, or symptom determined in response to contactlessly acquired information: Described embodiments include a system, and a method. A described system includes a sensor device operable to detect a property of a mammal without a direct physical contact with the mammal. The system also includes a patient assessment device operable to evaluate the detected property of the mammal for an... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20110028800 - Compact motion-simulating device: A reaction-testing system is provided to simulate motion to an individual. Generally, the reaction-testing system includes a motion-simulating device, a reflective device, a control unit, and an input device that is activated by an individual In exemplary embodiments, the motion-simulating device includes a beam that accommodates a first and second... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (nike, Inc.)

20110028798 - Electronically initiating an administration of a neuromodulation treatment regimen chosen in response to contactlessly acquired information: Described embodiments include a system, and a method. A described method includes acquiring electronic data indicative of a property of a mammal without making physical contact with the mammal. The method also includes extracting digital information indicative of a physiological characteristic of the mammal from the electronic data indicative of... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20110028801 - Cardiovascular vessel elasticity monitoring: Elasticity of a cardiovascular vessel of a patient is monitored to provide an indication of whether the patient's health is changing. In some aspects the elasticity of a cardiovascular vessel is determined irrespective of the current blood pressure level of the patient at the time the elasticity is determined. For... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110028803 - Method and device for non-invasive determination of the concentration of a substance in a body fluid: The present invention relates generally to the field of measuring glucose levels in a body fluid of a subject, in particular to non-invasive measuring of blood glucose in blood of a subject. A device is disclosed comprising an electrically conducting probe comprising a plurality of electrodes adapted for measuring electrical... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110028802 - Methods and apparatus for producing and using lightly filtered photoplethysmograph signals: One or more physiological conditions of a patient can be observed by obtaining a photoplethysmograph (“PPG”) signal from the patient and by only lightly filtering that signal. The light filtering of the PPG may be such as to only remove (for example) high frequency noise from that signal, while leaving... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110028804 - Use of heat sensitive color changing formula to detect and prevent the onset of decubitus ulcers: A method for diagnosing the onset of necrosis, decubiti, and/or decubitus ulcers in the skin of a patient. Included is a topical product accessed in liquid form and applied to the skin. The product displays thermochromic temperature change when the product comes into contact with human skin tissue to identify... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20110028805 - Information processing apparatus, method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes: reproduction means for reproducing 3D content; and detection means for detecting a biological signal associated with a viewer who is viewing the 3D content, wherein the reproduction means attenuates the 3D effect of the 3D content when the viewer's biological signal produced when the 3D... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110028806 - Reflectance calibration of fluorescence-based glucose measurements: A noninvasive or minimally invasive procedure and system for measuring blood glucose levels is disclosed. A set of photodiodes detects the fluorescence and reflectance of light energy emitted from one or more emitters, such as LEDs, into a patient's skin. In an embodiment, small molecule metabolite reporters (SMMRs) that bind... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028807 - Contact lens for collecting tears and detecting at least one analyte: Utilization of a contact device placed on the eye in order to detect physical and chemical parameters of the body as well as the non-invasive delivery of compounds according to these physical and chemical parameters, with signals being transmitted continuously as electromagnetic waves, radio waves, infrared and the like. One... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110028808 - Method and apparatus for examination of cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome using near-infrared light: An object of the present invention is to provide apparatuses for examining/diagnosing clinical disease of cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Blood, blood-derived component, urine, sweat, nail, skin, or hair is irradiated with light having a wavelength of 400 to 2,500 nm or a part of the... Agent: Jhk Law

20110028809 - Patient monitor ambient display device: Embodiments of the disclosure include an orb or lamp communicating with a noninvasive monitor to provide a readily identifiable point indication of a wellness of a monitored patient. In an embodiment the orb emits a color gradient from a first color through at least two other colors responsive to values... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028812 - Method for spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring: A method and apparatus for non-invasively determining a blood oxygenation level within a subject's tissue is provided. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a spectrophotometric sensor operable to transmit light into the subject's tissue, and to sense the light; b) inputting into the sensor at least one of... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20110028811 - Non-invasive physiological sensor cover: A sensor cover according to embodiments of the disclosure is capable of being used with a non-invasive physiological sensor, such as a pulse oximetry sensor. Certain embodiments of the sensor cover reduce or eliminate false readings from the sensor when the sensor is not in use, for example, by blocking... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028810 - Systems and methods for resolving the continuous wavelet transform of a signal: According to an embodiment, techniques for estimating scalogram energy values in a wedge region of a scalogram are disclosed. A pulse oximetry system including a sensor or probe may be used to receive a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal from a patient or subject. A scalogram, corresponding to the obtained PPG signal,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110028814 - Medical monitoring patch device and methods: Embodiments described herein may include systems and methods for monitoring physiological parameters of a patient. Specifically, embodiments disclose the use of a generally self-contained pulse oximeter that is small and lightweight, such that it may be comfortably affixed to a patient to provide physiological data pertaining to the patient. Embodiments... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110028813 - Systems and methods for estimating values of a continuous wavelet transform: According to embodiments, techniques for estimating scalogram energy values in a wedge region of a scalogram are disclosed. A pulse oximetry system including a sensor or probe may be used to receive a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal from a patient or subject. A scalogram, corresponding to the obtained PPG signal, may... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110028815 - Analyte sensors and methods of manufacturing same: Analyte sensors and methods of manufacturing same are provided, including analyte sensors comprising multi-axis flexibility. For example, a multi-electrode sensor system 800 comprising two working electrodes and at least one reference/counter electrode is provided. The sensor system 800 comprises first and second elongated bodies E1, E2, each formed of a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20110028816 - Analyte sensors and methods of manufacturing same: Analyte sensors and methods of manufacturing same are provided, including analyte sensors comprising multi-axis flexibility. For example, a multi-electrode sensor system 800 comprising two working electrodes and at least one reference/counter electrode is provided. The sensor system 800 comprises first and second elongated bodies E1, E2, each formed of a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20110028817 - Continuous glucose monitoring system and methods of use: A continuous glucose monitoring system including a sensor configured to detect one or more glucose levels, a transmitter operatively coupled to the sensor, the transmitter configured to receive the detected one or more glucose levels, the transmitter further configured to transmit signals corresponding to the detected one or more glucose... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20110028818 - Methods and apparatuses for detecting medical device acceleration, temperature, and humidity conditions: An ambulatory medical device for detecting acceleration, temperature, and/or humidity conditions in or around the medical device is provided. The medical device includes one or more acceleration, thermal, and/or humidity sensors which detect acceleration, temperature, and/or humidity conditions in or around the medical device. In response to detected conditions, the... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20110028819 - Medical sensor device: Electromyographic and mechanomyographic parameters of a patient are detected accurately with few artifacts in a medical sensor device (11) for a patient. The medical sensor device (11) includes an electrode (12) for detecting an electric voltage on a body surface of the patient, a holding element (10) with preferably at... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20110028820 - Mono-phasic action potential electrogram recording catheter, and method: Catheters and methods for obtaining monophasic action potential (“MAP”) electrograms include a flexible catheter body defining a longitudinal axis, and a distal assembly affixed to the catheter body distal end defining a distal tip. The distal assembly has at least three MAP recording electrodes, and at least one reference electrode... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20110028821 - Electrocardiographic monitoring system and method using orthogonal electrode pattern: A system for monitoring a cardiac condition of a patient includes a diagnostic center configured to construct a 12-lead ECG of a patient using a special ECG signals numbering less than twelve by combining the special ECG signals with a transformation matrix, and a wearable device configured to generate the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20110028822 - Multi-electrode sensing patch for long-term physiological monitoring with swappable electronics, radio and battery, and methods of use: Provided herein is an electrode device comprising an interface comprising at least one magnetic contact. The interface can be adaptable to be in communication with an electronic member, wherein the magnetic contact on the interface is adaptable to align and position the electronic member with respect to the interface. The... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20110028823 - Biomedical electrode configuration for suppressing movement artifact: A biomedical sensor for detecting EMG signals may include a non-conducting fixed framework supporting a symmetrical arrangement of four electrode surfaces, configured as two signal detection contacts, each with a respective associated signal reference contact. The mechanical and electrical configuration act together to suppress movement artifact.... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

20110028826 - Mapping probe assembly with skived tube body frame: An embodiment of a mapping probe assembly includes a body frame with a lumen therein. The body frame includes a catheter shaft region, a loop section and a transition region between the catheter shaft region and a loop section. A plurality of mapping electrodes are attached around the loop section.... Agent: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner/ Ept-crm Ept-crm

20110028824 - Scanning terahertz probe: A THz radiation probe (1) for examining an object (8), the probe comprising a first portion configured to be inserted into an opening of said object in a first direction (5), said probe further comprising at least one THz emitter (15), directing means (7) for directing THz radiation emitted from... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110028825 - Systems and methods for efficient imaging: A system and methods for more efficient review, processing, analysis and diagnoses of medical imaging data is disclosed. The system and methods include automatically segmenting and labeling imaging data by anatomical feature or structure. Additional tools that can improve the efficiency of health care providers are also disclosed.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110028827 - Spatiotemporal pattern classification of brain states: A multivariate, pattern-based system and method for recognition of brain states and generation of feedback considering both the spatial and temporal pattern of network of brain activity is described. The system can be applied for enhancing a desired function or behavior, or to alleviate a behavioral or neurological problem. The... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110028828 - T1 rho magnetic resonance imaging for staging of hepatic fibrosis: Methods for diagnosis of fibrotic diseases, staging of fibrotic diseases and monitoring treatment of fibrosis. The presence of fibrotic tissue is detected. First, a T1ρ relaxation time of tissue is determined using magnetic resonance imaging. The determined T1ρ relaxation time is then compared to a baseline T1ρ relaxation time indicative... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20110028829 - System and method for non-contrast enhanced pulmonary vein magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method for non-contrast enhanced pulmonary vein magnetic resonance imaging substantially suppresses the signal from cardiac tissue adjacent to the left atrium and pulmonary vein is provided. Significant conspicuity of the left atrium and pulmonary vein versus adjacent anatomical structures is produced. In this manner, more accurate measurements... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110028830 - Device for guiding an invasive medical instrument: The present invention relates to a device (1) for guiding a invasive medical instrument (4), such a needle, a syringe, a biopter, or the like, relative to an imaging apparatus (3). The imaging apparatus is essentially non-invasive. The device of the invention comprises an accommodation (2) for the imaging apparatus.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110028831 - Permanently visible implantable fiduciary tissue marker: A fiduciary marker includes a hollow cylindrical body comprised of a bio-compatible polymer and including a first end, a second end, an inner surface extending between the first end to the second end and an outer surface extending between the first end to the second end. A plurality of apertures... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110028832 - Shock wave therapy apparatus having an integrated x-ray device: The invention relates to a combined shock wave therapy and X-ray apparatus having an oblique arrangement of a stand (5) of said apparatus relative to a patient berth (1).... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20110028833 - Methods and apparatuses for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: A method is disclosed for distending a body lumen in the performance of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The method comprises insufflating the body lumen with contrast agent to distend the body lumen. The contrast agent includes gas.... Agent: Neal Marcus

20110028835 - Ultrasonic wave irradiation device: Disclosed is an ultrasonic wave irradiation device usable for the application of a phase change type ultrasonic wave contrast medium, in which any interference between ultrasonic wave irradiation for the phase change application and ultrasonic wave irradiation for treatment application does not occur. An ultrasonic wave with a high frequency... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110028834 - Use of electrospun microtubes for drug delivery: Provided is a method of delivering a medicament or a diagnostic agent to a subject in need thereof by (a) introducing a microtube configured to deliver the medicament or the diagnostic agent into the subject, said microtube comprises an electrospun shell and an electrospun coat over an internal surface of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110028836 - Marker delivery device for tissue marker placement: A marker delivery device is configured for deploying a tissue marker. The marker delivery device includes a handle having a chamber, and a cannula. According to one aspect, the cannula has a flexible portion formed by a slot arrangement having of a plurality of spaced-apart substantially parallel peripheral slots extending... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Biopsy Systems

20110028837 - Photodynamic-based myocardial mapping device and method: A photodynamic mapping device includes a shaft with a proximal end and a distal end, at least one optical electrode at the distal end of the shaft, and at least one optical fiber positioned inside the shaft. In embodiments, the at least one optical fiber extends from the distal end... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20110028839 - Acoustic sensor: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to an acoustic sensor, that can be used to identify various fluids as well as concentrations of compounds dissolved in fluids.... Agent: John P . Keady

20110028838 - Method and apparatus for measuring a physical parameter in mammal soft tissues by propagating shear waves: Method for measuring a physical parameter in soft tissues of a mammal, in which a mechanical shear wave is propagated through the soft tissues and observation of the propagation leads to determine values of a shear wave propagation parameter. The physical parameter is computed on the basis of these values.... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20110028840 - High intensity focused ultrasound method and associated apparatus: A medical treatment apparatus includes a high intensity focused ultrasound transducer disposable in juxtaposition to a patient, a servomechanism operatively connected to the transducer for moving the transducer along a path, a signal generator operatively connected to the transducer for energizing same to produce focused ultrasonic pressure waves in the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20110028843 - Providing a 2-dimensional ct image corresponding to a 2-dimensional ultrasound image: There is disclosed a system and method for providing a 2-dimensional CT image corresponding to a 2-dimensional ultrasound image by performing an image registration between a 3-dimensional ultrasound image and a 3-dimensional CT image. The system comprises: a CT image forming unit configured to form a plurality of 3-dimensional CT... Agent: Jones Day

20110028842 - Providing a plurality of slice images in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing a plurality of slice images are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to thereby output ultrasound data; and a processing unit configured... Agent: Jones Day

20110028841 - Setting a sagittal view in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing a plurality of slice images are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a target object to thereby output ultrasound data; and a processing unit configured... Agent: Jones Day

20110028844 - System and method for providing 2-dimensional computerized-tomography image corresponding to 2-dimensional ultrasound image: Embodiments for providing a 2-dimensional (D) computerized-tomography (CT) image corresponding to a 2-D ultrasound image through image registration between 3-D ultrasound and CT images are disclosed. An imaging system comprises a CT imaging unit, an ultrasound image forming unit, a storing unit, a processor and a display unit. The processor... Agent: Jones Day

20110028845 - Reconfigurable ultrasound array with low noise cw processing: An ultrasound transducer probe is disclosed comprising: an array of ultrasound transducer elements, each ultrasound transducer element associated with a corresponding unit transducer cell for providing transmit and receive functions, each unit transducer cell including a cell transmit/receive switch connected to a low voltage switch matrix via a low voltage... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110028846 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: A 2D array transducer (10) is separated into a plurality of sub-arrays. Four representative sub-arrays 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 transducer... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110028847 - Instrument guide for use with needles and catheters: A guide is provided for use with an imaging instrument, the guide including a first portion, a second portion proximate the first portion, and a cavity at least partially formed by the first and second portions, the cavity having a cavity width and configured to retain an instrument therein. The... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20110028848 - Methods and apparatus for detecting and mapping tissue interfaces: A device for measuring a spatial location of a tissue surface, such as the interface between different types of tissues or between tissue and body fluids, generally includes an elongate catheter body having a distal end portion, a plurality of localization elements carried by the distal end portion, and at... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20110028849 - Method for biologically monitoring the environment (variants) and a system for carrying out said method: d

20110028850 - Process for quantitative display of blood flow: A method for the quantitative representation of the blood flow in a tissue or vascular region is based on the signal of a contrast agent injected into the blood. In the method, several individual images of the signal emitted by the tissue or vascular region are recorded at successive points... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20110028851 - Implantable blood pressure monitor: A method for monitoring blood pressure includes sensing and storing sympathetic nerve activity data of a patient via a recording lead of an implantable medical device. Changes in sympathetic nerve activity from the nerve activity data are determined. Corresponding changes in blood pressure are determined from the changes in sympathetic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110028852 - Implantable pressure sensor with membrane bridge: An implantable pressure sensor having improved bend error performance is provided having a capsule housing a pressure sensing device, wherein the capsule includes an opening that allows the pressure sensing device to obtain pressure measurements from an environment surrounding the capsule. A rigid bridge is attached to the capsule so... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110028853 - Check valve structure, diaphragm pump, and sphygmomanometer: A check valve structure has a first space and a second space. The check valve structure is configured to allow a flow of a fluid from the first space to the second space and to inhibit flow of the fluid from the second space to the first space. The check... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20110028854 - Systems and methods for non-invasive determination of blood pressure: Methods and systems for determining blood pressure from a pressure signal are disclosed. A patient's blood pressure may be determined by analyzing features of a wavelet transformation of a pressure signal obtained during an occlusion procedure. Ridges in a scalogram of the transformed signal may be identified and used to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110028855 - Heart failure detecting medical device: An implantable medical device has an event detector that detects a predetermined cardiac event during a heart cycle of a subject. A reference time is assigned to this detected cardiac event. An onset detector detects the onset of ventricular filling of the heart during the heart cycle. The relative time... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110028856 - System for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection: A system improves analysis, diagnosis and characterization of cardiac function signals (including surface ECG signals and intra-cardiac electrograms) based on cardiac electrophysiological activity momentum computation, characterization and mapping. The system calculates an electrophysiological signal momentum of different portions of cardiac signals including a timing, location and severity of cardiac pathology... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110028857 - Method and system for determining an individual's state of attention: The present invention relates to a method and a system designed to determine an individual's state of attention from an individual's respiratory signal. The method of the invention comprises a first learning step, wherein the characteristics of an individual's normal state are determined by selecting a respiratory signal fragment that... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110028858 - Gas flow system, adaptor, and method: An airway adaptor that measures the concentration of at least one of a specific component and the flow rate of a supply gas and a return gas. The airway adapter may include a tube having a flow path in which the supply gas and the return gas passes. The tube... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20110028859 - Methods, systems and devices for monitoring a target in a neural system and facilitating or controlling a cell therapy: Methods, systems and devices for monitoring a target in a neural system involve delivering inputs to and recording output responses from the neural system and obtaining I/O characterizations of the neural system both before and during or after a change is introduced to the system, for example, a change associated... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20110028860 - Neuromonitoring system with wireless instrumentation: A method and apparatus is provided that allow the surgeon and the IONM specialist to continuously get feedback on the relative proximity of instrumentation to a nerve and the health of this nerve. By using a coupling device that allows every instrument to be electrically stimulated, the surgeon, through the... Agent: Moetteli & Associates Sarl

20110028861 - Swab for collecting biological specimens: The present invention relates to a swab for collecting biological specimens of the type consisting of a rod terminating in a tip covered with fibre with hydrophilic properties to allow absorption of said specimens, wherein said fibre covers said tip in the form of a layer deposited by flocking.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (da)

20110028862 - Method and device for the extraction of a body fluid: The present invention provides a method and a device for piercing a body part and determining whether a sufficient volume of blood has been withdrawn. A lancing element is rapidly inserted into a body part in a forward phase and retracted quickly to a lesser puncturing depth. Subsequently, the lancing... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20110028863 - 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

20110028864 - Uterine sound device: A uterine sound device includes a first component having a handle and a stem, and a slidable member positioned around the stem. An inner wall of the slidable member fits around the stem such that the slidable member remains at a fixed position on the stem unless a predetermined amount... Agent: Donna F. Bateman

20110028865 - Inertial sensor kinematic coupling: A method is disclosed for measuring the motion of an object, composed of multiple segments connected by joints, via the estimation of the 3D orientation of the object segments relative to one another without dependence on a magnetic field as a reference for heading. The method includes first applying a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

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