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20110077450 - Magnetic reinforcing and reducing acupuncture method employing the ionization tendency of metals: The present invention relates to a magnetic reinforcing and reducing acupuncture method employing the ionization tendency of metals, wherein, in the N pole of a permanent magnet, metal ions having a low ionization tendency are used and a large number of metal ions are impregnated into the body together with... Agent: Hanji Co., Ltd.

20110077451 - Inductive heating of tissues using alternating magnetic fields and uses thereof: Provided herein are methods and devices for inductively heating a tissue to effect a biological response in the tissue or in a biomolecule comprising the same. The methods and devices comprise means for applying a high frequency alternating magnetic field via an inductive coil comprising an applicator to the tissue... Agent:

20110077452 - K-ring electromagnetic treatment apparatus, system and method for tumors, arthritis and other ailments: A magnetic field therapy apparatus includes a first wire coil, a second wire coil and an electrically conductive member connecting the coils in series. The coils are wound in the same direction. In a preferred embodiment the coils are wrapped around a single bobbin, with the first coil forming a... Agent:

20110077453 - Systems and methods for photo-mechanical hearing transduction: Hearing systems for both hearing impaired and normal hearing subjects comprise an input transducer and a separate output transducer. The input transducer will include a light source for generating a light signal in response to either ambient sound or an external electronic sound signal. The output transducer will comprise a... Agent: Earlens Corporation

20110077454 - Interactive hypnotic bio-stabilization system: An interactive biological stabilization (IBS) device includes at least one communication path enabling operative coupling with at least one patient data monitoring device, and a processing device enabled for operative coupling with the at least one patient monitoring device through the at least one communication path. The processing device includes... Agent:

20110077455 - Medical reinforcement graft: The embodiments described include graft devices for reinforcing patient tissue structures and methods of making and using the graft devices. In certain embodiments the graft devices have a remodelable extracellular matrix material graft body defining a slot and having a portion receivable through the slot to form a closed loop.... Agent:

20110077456 - Prolapse repair device and methods of use: An implantable prolapse repair device comprising a central graft material suitable for placement inside a human and first, second, and third mesh strips, suitable for placement inside a human body. The first mesh strip is operatively coupled to the central graft material by weaving the first mesh strip through the... Agent:

20110077457 - Body implantable fabric: An implantable fabric includes a bio-inert portion having a first surface and an opposing second surface, with each of the first and second surfaces configured for tissue ingrowth and a bio-absorbable portion attached to the bio-inert portion in a manner that substantially prevents wrinkles on each of the first and... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110077458 - Method for treating erectile dysfunction: A method for treating erectile dysfunction in a subject includes providing an expandable support member for engaging a wall of a blood vessel. The expandable support member includes at least one electrode connected with the expandable support member and arranged to selectively deliver electric current to modulate the autonomic nervous... Agent:

20110077459 - Bio-medical unit with image sensor for in vivo imaging: A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module, an image sensor module, a processing module, and a communication module. The power harvesting module is operable to generate a supply voltage from an electromagnetic signal. The image sensor module is powered by the supply voltage and captures streaming video of a... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077460 - Surgical endoscope and process for exchanging surgical tools in a surgical endoscope: The endoscope is capable of performing endoscopic surgeries in places of difficult access, through the use of surgical tools which can contour organs or tissues, keeping the position of the distal end (12′) of the insertion tube (10′), being also capable of replacing the surgical tool without the need of... Agent: Sociedade Beneficente De Senhoras Hospital Sirio E Libanes

20110077461 - Endoscope and instrument lifting operation device for the same: An instrument lifting operation device including: an operation wire drawing mechanism configured to draw an proximal end of an operation wire connected to an instrument lifting piece; and a braking mechanism configured to restrict movement of the operation wire toward the tip side, wherein the braking mechanism includes: a fixed... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20110077462 - Electronic endoscope system, processor for electronic endoscope, and method of displaying vascular information: Illumination light projected into a body cavity includes first to third narrowband rays of different wavelength ranges, at least one of these narrowband rays has a central wavelength of not more than 450 nm. Under these narrowband rays, first to third narrowband image signals are respectively obtained through an endoscope.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077463 - Optical probe and endoscope apparatus: According to the optical probe of an aspect of the present invention, the flexible and optically transparent partition wall separates the imaging core lumen and the guidewire lumen, and the pressure increasing/decreasing port increases/decreases the pressure inside the imaging core lumen that is at a proximal part of the imaging... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077464 - Medical apparatus employing flexible light structures and methods for manufacturing same: A method of manufacture and medical apparatus that provides an apparatus useful in illuminating at least a portion of a lumen of a body. The apparatus includes an elongated flexible member and a polymer encasement portion encasing a plurality of light emitters. The light emitters may be electrically coupled to... Agent: Light Sciences Oncology, Inc.

20110077465 - Medical apparatus and endoscope apparatus: A medical apparatus includes an insertion unit and a light source which supplies light into the insertion unit. A surface of the insertion unit includes: a first and second irradiation portions, a second irradiation portions, and an observation window. wherein each of the first and second irradiation portions has a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077466 - Laryngoscope guide and related method of use: A laryngoscope guide including a guide conduit for advancing an introducer. The guide can house an imaging system having a field of view and an optical axis. The guide can include a distal tip and a first blade plane that bisects the distal tip and/or the blade. The guide conduit... Agent: Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC

20110077467 - Surgical retractor with impactor: A surgical retractor comprising a retractor body having a site portion and handle portion, and an impactor body on the retractor body. The impactor body is positioned and configured for use in impacting the site portion of the surgical site. An impaction axis of the impaction body is preferably substantially... Agent:

20110077468 - Drug eluting eyelid speculum: An eyelid speculum may include two arms each including a curved engagement member. The speculum may be single use, made of plastic, and coated with an antibiotic or other material.... Agent:

20110077472 - Methods and compositions for biomarkers of fatigue, fitness and physical performance capacity: The present invention provides methods and compositions for identifying a subject in a fatigued state, a subject recovering from a fatigued state and/or a subject having an increased likelihood of performing a physical activity at a sufficient level by detecting and/or quantitating, in a sample from the subject, one or... Agent: Hyperion Biotechnology

20110077470 - Patient monitor symmetry control: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to customization of user interfaces for medical devices. According to certain embodiments, patient monitors may include a symmetry control feature that adjusts the position of touch sensitive inputs shown on a display of the patient monitor. The symmetry control feature may allow a user... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077469 - Systems and methods for utilizing prolonged self monitoring in the analysis of chronic ailment treatments: A system that advantageously utilizes an individual's self-monitoring abilities in the analysis of various ailment treatments. This system may include a personal computing device that includes one or more processors, one or more memories, and a user interface for obtaining personal health data from a user of the personal computing... Agent:

20110077471 - Treatment and prevention of overweight and obesity by altering visual perception of food during consumption: Provided are methods for reducing food consumption, and methods for altering behavioral, neurological, psychological, or physiological responses to a food portion, mainly for use by an obese or overweight user, or by a user at risk of weight gain. Also provided are user-interactive systems and apparatuses for employing such methods.... Agent:

20110077474 - Method, arrangement and apparatus for assessing fluid balance status of a subject: A method, arrangement and apparatus for assessing fluid balance status of a subject are disclosed. At least one physiological parameter responsive to blood volume changes in the subject is determined and a predetermined change in the ventilation of the subject is produced. The response that the predetermined change of ventilation... Agent: General Electric Company

20110077473 - Patient sensor intercommunication circuitry for a medical monitor: Systems, methods, and devices for intercommunication between a medical sensor and an electronic patient monitor are provided. For example, one embodiment of a system for communicably coupling a medical sensor to an electronic patient monitor may include a sensor-side communication connector and a monitor-side communication connector. The sensor-side communication connector... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077475 - Systems and methods for health screening for vascular disease: An angiography system and method comprising of an imaging system for imaging arteries, a processor for processing image data for at least one artery of a participant and an output comprising the image of the artery, a reference image for the artery and physiological data and indexes of the participant.... Agent: Angiology Corporation Of America

20110077476 - Bio-medical unit with wireless signaling micro-electromechanical module: A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module and first and second micro-electro mechanical modules. The power harvesting module is operable to generate a supply voltage from an electromagnetic source signal. The first micro-electro mechanical module is powered by the supply voltage and transmits a wireless signal. The second micro-electro... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077478 - Body fluid sampling module with a continuous compression tissue interface surface: A body fluid sampling device includes a housing, a penetrating member positioned in the housing and a test strip. A compliant front end is coupled to the housing. The compliant front-end includes a rigid member with an interior aperture to receive the body fluid from a wound site.... Agent:

20110077479 - Method and system for providing basal profile modification in analyte monitoring and management systems: Method and system for providing basal profile modification in insulin therapy for use with infusion devices includes periodically monitoring the analyte levels of a patient for a predetermined period of time in order to determine, based on the monitored analyte levels, an appropriate modification factor to be incorporated into the... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110077477 - Sensors with thromboresistant coating: Embodiments of the present invention relate to analyte sensors comprising a heparin benzalkonium antithrombogenic coating, and methods of coating analyte sensors.... Agent: Glumetrics, Inc.

20110077481 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110077480 - Fluid transfer system and method: Devices and methods for automatic monitoring of fluid of a patient are disclosed, comprising a patient line, a transfer disk which receives the fluid and controllably transfers the fluid to test substrates, and a sensor disk which houses the test substrates. The sterile transfer disk may be configured to maintain... Agent: Intellidx, Inc.

20110077482 - Portable electronic device and method for using the same: A portable electronic device having at least one function module selected from a group consisting of a wireless communication module, an image capturing module, and an audio/video file player module also includes a blood oxygen saturation (SaO2) detector and a processor connected to the SaO2 detector. The SaO2 detector including... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20110077488 - Evaluation board for a medical monitoring module system and method: An evaluation board for a medical monitoring module is provided. The evaluation board includes a socket configured to receive a medical monitoring module and a plurality of connections for connection to a host or host simulator and a second device. The evaluation board may include a non-isolated power supply to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077487 - Evaluation kit for medical monitoring module system and method: An evaluation kit for monitoring, testing, and debugging a medical monitoring module is provided. The kit includes a hardware and software to provide for monitoring of communication between the medical monitoring module and a host or host simulator. The kit may provide for various system configurations having a sensor device,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077485 - Method of analyzing photon density waves in a medical monitor: A monitoring system that may include an emission feature capable of emitting light into tissue, a modulator capable of modulating the emitter at a modulation frequency generally in a range of about 50 MHz to 3.0 GHz to generate resolvable photon density waves, a detection feature capable of detecting photons... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077483 - Sensor with an optical coupling material to improve plethysmographic measurements and method of using the same: According to various embodiments, a medical sensor assembly may include an optical coupling material configured to prevent undesired light from being detected and to enhance the amount of light received at the detector. The optical coupling material may be a gel, liquid, oil, or other non-solid material with appropriate optical... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077484 - Systems and methods for identifying non-corrupted signal segments for use in determining physiological parameters: According to embodiments, non-corrupted signal segments are detected by a data modeling processor implementing an artificial neural network. The neural network may be trained to detect artifact in the signal (e.g., a PPG signal or some wavelet representation of a PPG signal) and gate valid signal segments for use in... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110077486 - Systems and methods for normalizing a plethysmograph signal for improved feature analysis: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for analyzing and normalizing signals, such as PPG signals, for use in patent monitoring. The PPG signal may be detected using a continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system and the normalized signals may be used to determine whether a recalibration of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110077489 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110077490 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: A transcutaneous sensor device configured for continuously measuring analyte concentrations in a host is provided. In some embodiments, the transcutaneous sensor device 100 comprises an in vivo portion 160 configured for insertion under the skin 180 of the host and an ex vivo portion 170 configured to remain above the... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110077491 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110077493 - Analyte testing method and device for diabetes mangement: Various embodiments are described and illustrated to calculate an insulin bolus, recommend such bolus, and provide reminder messages for performing an additional glucose test.... Agent: Lifescan Scotland Ltd.

20110077494 - Method and apparatus for providing notification function in analyte monitoring systems: Method and apparatus for determining and outputting projected alarms or notifications associated with anticipated hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic conditions are provided. Systems and kits employing the devices described herein executing the one or more routines described are also provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110077492 - Systems for bidirectional communication with a patient via a medical measurement device: The present disclosure describes a system for providing bidirectional communication between a patient operating a medical measurement device and a third party, using the device to facilitate such communication. Some examples of the device collect data concerning the physiological condition of the patient. The device transmits the data to a... Agent: Allegiance Dms, LLC

20110077495 - Detection indicator: An apparatus comprises a detection indicator and a housing. The detection indicator is configured to change from a first visual indication to a second visual indication upon contact with a fluid based on a characteristic of the fluid. The housing comprises an interior chamber configured to receive the fluid and... Agent:

20110077496 - Process and apparatus for non-invasive, continuous in vivo measurement of hematocrit: The invention provides a method and apparatus obtaining a hematocrit from a sample of in vivo tissue. The method comprises irradiating the sample with a single incident wavelength on a sample of tissue, simultaneously measuring wavelength shifted (IE) and unshifted (EE) light emitted from the tissue, and determining a relative... Agent: Lightouch Medical, Inc.

20110077497 - Biomedical sensor system: A biomedical sensor system. The system can include a sensor adapted to create a signal based on a physiological characteristic from a subject, and a hub adapted to receive the signal from the sensor. The signal can include at least one of an electromagnetic signal, an electrical signal, an acoustic... Agent:

20110077498 - Catheter with biased planar deflection: An improved steerable catheter with biased, in-plane bi-directional deflection has an elongated catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section having a tubing with at least a first and a second off-axis opposing lumens for puller wires that define a plane of deflection, and a control handle at a proximal end of... Agent:

20110077499 - Methods and apparatus for improved diagnoses and oncological treatment and treatment planning: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for improving the diagnoses of abnormal conditions, including tumors, damaged tissue and improperly functioning body systems, as well as methods and apparatus for providing virtual pathology/surgery and improving the planning for and execution of oncology treatment. A typical body scan produces only two-dimensional images, in... Agent:

20110077500 - Electronic pelvic organ prolapse quantification system: Systems and related methods for measuring pelvic organ prolapse are disclosed. A plurality of positioning devices, such as RFID tags, ultrasound reflectors or magnetic field sensors, which may be active or passive, and which are preferably disposable, are set at predetermined positions within the patient and their relative positions recorded... Agent:

20110077501 - Micro mri unit: A micro magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit includes a gradient magnetic field bio-medical unit, a transmitting bio-medical unit, and a receiving bio-medical unit. The gradient magnetic field bio-medical unit is operable to generate a gradient magnetic field in a proximal area of a body object within a host body, wherein... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077505 - Apparatus and method for imaging tissue: A device and method for imaging body tissue, the device comprising a catheter for accessing body cavities having a catheter end, the catheter end having there within an ionizing radiation source for emitting ionizing radiation; and at least one ionizing radiation detector for detecting ionizing radiation; and wherein preferably a... Agent:

20110077503 - Automatic mri quantification of structural body abnormalities: Disclosed herein are methods and systems related to the body region analysis. In some forms, the analysis relates to body region abnormalities. In some forms, the methods and systems analyze and assign comparison scores (such as Z-score) to an image of a body region. In some forms, the comparison score... Agent: Medical University Of South Carolina

20110077502 - Bio-medical unit and system with electromagnetic power harvesting and communication: A medical system includes a transmitter unit, a bio-medical unit, and a receiver unit. The transmitter unit generates a magnetic resonance imaging signal and a downstream electromagnetic communication signal. The transmitter unit then modulates the downstream electromagnetic communication signal on the magnetic resonance imaging signal. The bio-medical unit receives the... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077504 - System and method for robotic surgical intervention: A system and method for image guided assisted medical procedures. The system and method may utilize MRI real time guidance during the above procedures.... Agent: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

20110077506 - Methods and compositions for molecular imaging: Methods for imaging a target cell, tissue, or organ in a subject. In some embodiments, the methods include the steps of (a) administering to the subject a contrast agent that includes a paramagnetic or superparagmanetic material and a targeting moiety that targets the contrast agent to the cell, tissue, or... Agent:

20110077509 - Measuring device and a method for determining tissue parameters: A measuring device provides a control device, a test-signal transmitter, a test-signal receiver and a test probe. The test probe contains at least one coaxial line. The control device controls the test-signal transmitter in such a manner that it transmits a test signal by means of the coaxial line into... Agent: Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110077507 - Method and apparatus for locating the fossa ovalis, creating a virtual fossa ovalis and performing transseptal puncture: Apparatus is provided of locating the fossa ovalis in a patient by locating at least one of the His bundle, the plane of the interatrial septum, and the coronary sinus ostium in a patient, and thereafter locating the fossa ovalis on the basis of one or more predetermined distances between... Agent:

20110077508 - Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems: A method and apparatus for determining, calculating, and/or viewing a trajectory. The trajectory can be displayed on a display relative to image data of a patient. A user can use the system to determine relationships between two or more trajectories that have been determined. The relationships can be within two... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc

20110077510 - Flexible tracking article and method of using the same: An article to enable the creation of a model of a surface includes a flexible substrate and multiple optical tracking points attached to the flexible substrate at predetermined location. The optical tracking points can be tracked by a tracking system, and a data link enables communication from the flexible substrate... Agent:

20110077511 - Integrated pet/ct system: Since the integrated PET/CT system proposed of the present invention uses one integrated gantry, unlike the PET/CT products formed by simply combining PET and CT systems in the related art, it is possible to remarkably reduce the volume of the system by integrating additional periphery devices and driving devices, reduce... Agent: Nucare Medical Systems, Inc.

20110077512 - Biopsy marker composition and method of use: An aqueous suspension of titanium dioxide, polymethylmethacrylate and Vitamin E oil is used to mark a location wherein a skin biopsy has been taken to enable subsequent identification of the biopsy location under ultraviolet light. The location is advantageously treated with Vitamin E oil on a daily basis subsequently extend... Agent: Dept. Of Veterans Affairs

20110077513 - In vivo ultrasound system: An in vivo ultrasound system includes first and second bio-medical units. Each of the bio-medical units includes a power harvesting module, an ultrasound transmitter, and an ultrasound receiver. Each of the power harvesting modules is operable to convert an electromagnetic signal into a supply voltage. Each of the ultrasound transmitters... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110077514 - Variable treatment site body contouring using an ultrasound therapy device: A medical ultrasound system. A base unit is included having system electronics, a user interface and ultrasound control electronics. An ultrasound therapy head is in electronic communication with the base unit. The therapy head includes a replaceable, sealed transducer cartridge with a coupling fluid therein. A cooling system is provided... Agent: Medicis Technologies Corporation

20110077515 - Tissue strain analysis: Elasticity variation within biological tissue is often correlated with its pathology. Variation of elasticity can be assessed by specific ultrasound acquisition sequences during which pressure is applied. The tissue motion and deformation during those sequences is correlated to the tissue stiffness. The present invention describes a hybrid method that combines... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110077517 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic probe of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic transducer array having a plurality of channels. Each channel contains a pair of a first ultrasonic transducer and a second ultrasonic transducer. The first ultrasonic transducer transmits and receives an ultrasonic wave of a fundamental frequency, and outputs a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077518 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method for calculating elasticity index: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is composed of an ultrasonic probe, a processor, and a monitor. The ultrasonic probe has multiple ultrasonic transducers arranged in one-dimension or two-dimensions. The adjacent L ultrasonic transducers are selected as a group. The group shifts in a state that the adjacent groups partly overlap with... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077520 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: An ultrasonic probe has a plurality of ultrasonic transducers (UTs). Each UT transmits ultrasonic waves and receives echo waves. In a B/A coefficient acquisition mode, every time a transmission of the ultrasonic waves and reception of echo waves takes place, ultrasonic waves for heating are transmitted to heat an object... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077516 - Ultrasonic diagnostic equipment and ultrasonic image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic equipment which executes ultrasound scanning over a two-dimensional or three-dimensional region in a subject, includes a cross-section detecting unit which detects an MPR position corresponding to at least one predetermined reference cross-section of the heart by use of at least one volume data... Agent:

20110077519 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and signal processing method thereof: The presently disclosed subject matter is intended to correctly determine an ambient sound velocity at each level of pixels or line images constituting an ultrasound image, and construct a high-precision ultrasound image. A region-of-interest setting unit sets a region of interest on an ultrasound image. A transmission focus control unit... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077521 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and signal processing method thereof: A region-of-interest and grid point setting unit is configured to set a region of interest (ROI) within an object and grid points to be measured within the ROI in the depth direction. An intra-region-of-interest sound velocity calculation unit is configured to calculate ambient sound velocities at the grid points at... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077522 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method for operating the same: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe and a processing device. The ultrasonic probe includes an array transducer having plural ultrasonic transducers for transmitting ultrasonic beams to an inside of a subject and receiving echo waves to output echo signals, and a first scan line data generator for focusing... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077523 - Multi-modality breast cancer test system: A multi-modality breast cancer test assembly (20) of the type for detecting the position of potential breast cancer by performing thermography and optical spectroscopy and ultrasound tests (64). A contour recorder (108) takes and stores a contour-shape of the breast and a first contour analysis program (110) analyzes the contour-shape... Agent:

20110077524 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic contrast imaging method: Ultrasonic diagnostic arrangements (apparatus, methods, etc.) including: an ultrasonic probe or operation for transmitting an ultrasonic wave to an object to be tested and receiving an ultrasonic wave from the object; a transmitter or operation for pulse-driving the ultrasonic probe to transmit an ultrasonic beam to the object; a reception... Agent:

20110077526 - Ultrasound garment: Disclosed is an ultrasound assembly. The ultrasound assembly includes a garment configured to be affixed to a portion of a living body, and at least one ultrasound transducer having a fixed position on the garment and configured to provide at least one of: produce and receive, ultrasound signals that pass... Agent:

20110077525 - Ultrasound systems and methods for orthopedic applications: Medical diagnostic instruments and systems are provided that include (i) a proximal handle configured and dimensioned to permit an operator to manually grasp the instrument; (ii) an ultrasound probe including a longitudinal shaft extending distally from the handle and terminating in a distal end, and an ultrasound transducer mounted with... Agent: Aloka Co., Ltd.

20110077527 - Self-cooling gel substrate for temperature differentiated imaging: A device and clinical techniques that can help healthcare workers locate and image the general outlines of blood vessels that are located either under or near to tissue or skin surfaces are described. The device involves a substrate formed from a self-cooling polymeric matrix that incorporates at least a thermo-chromic... Agent:

20110077529 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an illumination light output system that outputs light including wavelength components that are different from each other to living body tissue, an image formation optical system that forms an image of the living body tissue illuminated with the light output from the illumination light output system,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110077528 - Method and apparatus for simultaneous hemoglobin reflectivity measurement and oct measurement, thrombus detection and treatment, and oct flushing: A method and apparatus for simultaneous hemoglobin reflectivity measurement and OCT measurement, thrombus detection and treatment, and OCT flushing. A first optical energy for OCT and a second optical energy for hemoglobin may be used.... Agent: Volcano Coproration

20110077530 - Catheter for left coronary artery and engaging method therefor: Disclosed herein is a catheter for a left coronary artery having a distal end for being introduced into an opening of the left coronary artery from an artery of an arm. The catheter can include a catheter main body including a main body portion of a substantially linear shape in... Agent:

20110077533 - Apparatus for assessing risk of cerebrovascular diseases: The apparatus for assessing the risk of cerebrovascular diseases comprises a sensor part 1, a circuit part 2, a computation part 3 and an output part 4, where the circuit part 2 is a functional part for driving the sensor part 1 and transmitting a signal detected at the sensor... Agent:

20110077532 - Method and apparatus for assessment of fluid responsiveness: Methods and apparatus for determining a cardiac parameter from cardiovascular pressure signals including arterial blood pressure (ABP) and the photoplethysmographic signal to quantify the degree of amplitude modulation due to respiration and predict fluid responsiveness are disclosed. Disclosed embodiments include a method for assessing fluid responsiveness implemented in a digital... Agent: State Of Oregon By And Through The State Board Of Higher Education On Behalf Of Portland State Unive

20110077531 - Systems and methods for high-pass filtering a photoplethysmograph signal: According to embodiments, systems and methods for high-pass filtering a plethysmograph or photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal are disclosed. A sensor or probe may be used to obtain a plethysmograph or PPG signal from a subject. The sensor may be placed at any suitable location on the body, e.g., the forehead, finger,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110077534 - Blood pressure information measurement device capable of obtaining index for determining degree of arteriosclerosis: A blood pressure information measurement device includes an air bladder wrapped around a central side of a measurement portion for pulse wave measurement and an air bladder wrapped at a peripheral side for blood pressure measurement. The air bladder for blood pressure measurement is increased to a pressure higher than... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110077535 - Apparatus and method for digital sphygmomanometer: A digital sphygmomanometer comprises a manual pump (22) for inflating an inflatable cuff (24), a pressure sensor (26) for measuring the pressure in said inflatable cuff (24), a digital display (34) for displaying the pressure in said inflatable cuff (24), and a MPU (32) for processing the pressure signal and... Agent: Precision Medical Technology Ltd.

20110077536 - Biological information management system and measurement device: A biological information management system according to the present invention includes a measurement device for measuring biological information of a user and a management device for managing the biological information, wherein the measurement device includes measurement state information generation means for generating measurement state information representing a state in which... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110077537 - Pulse wave measurement device and pulse wave measuring: A pulse wave measurement device includes a vibrating membrane configured to transfer displacement of a skin surface caused by a pulse wave, a frame portion configured to fix the outer region of the vibrating membrane, a partitioning portion configured to partition a central region of the vibrating membrane into a... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20110077538 - Electrocardiogram signal processing system: According to embodiments of the present invention, an electrocardiogram signal processing system is provided which includes: a wavelet transformation unit comprising a plurality of outputs, each output being connected to one of a plurality of scales, wherein the wavelet transformation unit is adapted to transform an input electrocardiogram signal into... Agent: Agency For Science, Technology And Research

20110077539 - Methods and compositions for prediction of risk for sudden death in long qt syndrome: The invention generally concerns methods and compositions for screening individuals for predicting increased sudden death risk in a population of subjects having long QT syndrome (LQTS) or subjects at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by examining single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the NOS1AP gene. In particular, the minor... Agent:

20110077540 - Method and apparatus for detecting fibrillation using cardiac local impedance: A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system detects tachyarrhythmia using cardiac local impedance indicative of cardiac local wall motion. A cardiac local impedance signal indicative of an impedance of a cardiac region is sensed by using a pair of bipolar electrodes placed in that cardiac region. Tachyarrhythmia such as VF is... Agent:

20110077541 - Methods and systems for characterizing cardiac signal morphology using k-fit analysis: A system and method for automatically analyzing a cardiac signal, including the step of providing an episode database on a computer storage medium including a plurality of episode data records of one or more patients. Each episode data record includes a cardiac signal from at least one data-generating device. The... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20110077542 - Methods, systems and devices for detecting and diagnosing heart diseases and disorders: Disclosed herein methods, devices, and systems for detecting and diagnosing a heart disease or disorder in a subject from a prime electrocardiogram which comprises calculating at least one distribution function of the prime electrocardiogram and determining whether the distribution function is indicative of the presence of absence of the heart... Agent: Dynacardia, Inc.

20110077543 - Heart sound tracking system and method: A system and method provide heart sound tracking, including an input circuit, configured to receive heart sound information, and a heart sound recognition circuit. The heart sound recognition circuit can be coupled to the input circuit and can be configured to recognize, within a particular heart sound of a particular... Agent:

20110077544 - Method for optimizing the gas conversion rate in a respiratory gas analyzer: A method for optimizing a gas conversion rate in a respiratory gas analyzer, more particularly for nitric oxide (NO) in the respiratory gas, and an associated device are disclosed.... Agent:

20110077545 - Portable pneumotachograph for measuring components of an expiration volume: A portable pneumotachograph for determining components in an exhalation volume. The problem of extreme sensitivity of sensors to the temperature and moisture content of the gases, and cross-sensitivities to other potential components of the exhalation gas, is solved by providing a climate control chamber wherein a defined gas atmosphere can... Agent: Filt Lungen- Und Thoraxdiagnostik Gmbh

20110077546 - System and method for applied kinesiology feedback: Applied kinesiology method and device utilizes an examiner's autonomic response to truth/false or beneficial/non-beneficial stimulus and provides immediate feedback to the examiner in the context of an applied kinesiology exam. Kinesiology glasses detect local pupillary response to truthfulness locally and remotely. Through measurements of the pupils dilation or constriction and... Agent:

20110077547 - Spectroscopic method and system for assessing tissue temperature: According to various embodiments, a medical system and method for determining tissue temperature may include a spectroscopic sensor. The spectroscopic sensors may be configured to provide information about changes in water absorption profiles at one or more absorption peaks. Such sensors may be incorporated into ablation systems for tissue ablation.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110077548 - Biosensors, communicators, and controllers monitoring eye movement and methods for using them: Biosensor, communicator, and/or controller apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring movement of a person's eye. The apparatus includes a device configured to be worn on a user's head, a light source for directing light towards one or both eyes of the user, one or more image guides on... Agent:

20110077549 - Support equipment for measurement of the activity of the optic nerve: The invention provides easy handling and low cost-support equipment for measuring optical nerve-activity which is less stressful for subjects or doctors and the like. The support equipment, which provides light stimulation for subject eyes with its main body 10 fixed to the subject-head region and measures the subject optical nerve-activity,... Agent: University Of Fukui

20110077550 - Systems and methods for treating tissue regions of the body: Systems and methods deploy a therapeutic or diagnostic element into contact with a body tissue region. The systems and methods can sense position of the therapeutic or diagnostic element relative to a targeted tissue region without direct or indirect visualization, by sensing fluid pressure in a fluid path having an... Agent: Mederi Therapeutics, Inc.

20110077551 - Charging station for battery powered biopsy apparatus: A charging station for a battery powered biopsy apparatus includes a charging dock having a housing and a charging unit contained in the housing. The charging unit has a set of electrical contacts. The housing is received in a first cavity of a driver assembly with the electrical contacts being... Agent:

20110077552 - Biopsy device with variable speed cutter advance: A biopsy device having a translating and rotating cutter is disclosed. The translational speed of the cutter is varied using a variable pitch member. The variable pitch member can include a shaft having a relatively coarse threaded portion for rapid cutter advance and a relatively finer threaded portion for cutter... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20110077553 - Device for sampling blood droplets under vacuum conditions: A blood extraction device (100) and method for withdrawing a controlled number of drops of blood from a patient, in whom there is created an incision of such dimension that blood does not freely flow therefrom. A release unit (160) urges drops of blood to flow from the incision, for... Agent: Shl Telemedicine International Ltd.

20110077554 - Body fluid lancing, acquiring, and testing cartridge design: A lancet wheel having a rim with a plurality of lancets extending radially inward from the rim is dropped in a circular frame having a plurality of spokes forming a plurality of chambers for facilitating drop-in assembly of the modular lancet wheel with the frame. A test ring having a... Agent:

  
03/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110071335 - Applications of alternating magnetic fields on magnetic nanoparticles: Embodiments include applying or generating an alternating magnetic field near an affected area of a subject to be treated. When magnetic nanoparticles are located in the affected area, the magnetic nanoparticles are oscillated by the alternating magnetic field, which causes the magnetic nanoparticles to be dispersed within the affected area,... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20110071336 - Hard-wired implanted controller system: A circulatory assist system is disclosed, the system including an implantable electrical device having an electric motor, an implantable controller connected to the implantable electrical device, and an implantable power source connected to the controller for supplying power to the controller. The controller is attachable to a first side of... Agent:

20110071337 - Heart assist device: A ventricular assist device comprising a housing defining an interior space, at least two ports opening into said interior space, and at least one pump for pumping blood between the ports through said interior space, the ports and interior space providing a continuous blood flow path that is not interrupted... Agent: Cardio Assist Ltd.

20110071338 - Heart assist device with expandable impeller pump: An impeller includes a hub and at least one blade supported by the hub. The impeller has a stored configuration in which the blade is compressed so that its distal end moves towards the hub, and a deployed configuration in which the blade extends away from the hub. The impeller... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110071339 - Method of determining a gain setting of a bone-anchored hearing aid: The execution of the method does not require obtaining other hearing thresholds than such that are typically determined or measured anyway during the diagnostic phase. Still, using both the first and the second measured monaural bone-conduction hearing thresholds as a basis for determining the gain setting allows the hearing aid... Agent:

20110071340 - Methods and systems for treating tinnitus: Methods and systems for treating tinnitus are provided. Some embodiments include a method of providing a primary audio signal having a primary peak portion substantially centered at about a tinnitus frequency of a patient. The method may also include combining the primary audio signal with a general audio signal to... Agent:

20110071341 - Implantable restriction system with release mechanism: An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated member. The fastener is configured to engage the second end of the elongated member so... Agent:

20110071342 - Space ensuring device: In a pericardioscopic procedure, without providing an endoscope or surgical instrument with special space ensuring means and without unnecessarily dilating the pericardial space, a space necessary for operation of the endoscope or surgical instrument is ensured, so that maneuverability is improved while suppressing complications. Provided is a space ensuring device... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110071343 - Sexual aid device: The present invention discloses a sexual aid device including a sheath body and a sensor module. The sheath body has first and second sheath bodies capable of being assembled and separated mutually, and the first and the second sheath bodies construct a containing space. The sensor module is disposed on... Agent:

20110071346 - Penile prosthesis cap and assembly: A cap configured to be attached to a cylinder of an implantable penile prosthesis includes a body section and a tip section. The body section defines a recess that is attachable to an end of the cylinder of the implantable penile prosthesis and the tip section terminates in a tip... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110071344 - Penile prosthesis insertion tool and system: A method of implanting a penile prosthesis into a patient includes inserting a distal end of an insertion tool into an opening formed in a tip of the penile prosthesis, expanding a mechanism from the distal end of the insertion tool into a pocket formed in the tip of the... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110071345 - Penile prosthesis, penile prosthesis insertion tool and system thereof: An implantable penile prosthesis system includes a penile prosthesis and an insertion tool. The penile prosthesis includes a cylinder extending between a distal tip and a proximal tip. At least one of the distal tip and the proximal tip has a pocket accessible by an opening, where the pocket is... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110071347 - Cannula mounting fixture: A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through the curved cannulas. The cannulas are oriented to direct the instruments towards a surgical site. Various port features that support the curved... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

20110071348 - Trocart: The invention relates to a trocar including a main tube (1) defined by a proximal end (2) and a distal end (13), comprising a central duct placed between said ends (2,13), and adapted to receive one or more minimally invasive surgery instruments (8); the lateral surface of the main tube... Agent:

20110071350 - Applicator for endoscopic treatment of biliary disease: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment to a lumen of a gallbladder or gallbladder duct which has a proximal end and a distal end with a lumen extending therethrough and a fluid or gas delivery... Agent:

20110071349 - Endoscope system for treatment of sinusitis: An endoscope includes a substantially rigid shaft having a distal end and a proximal portion, the shaft having a first lumen and a second lumen separate from the first lumen, the second lumen containing one or more objective lenses disposed at the distal end thereof. A housing is mounted on... Agent: Entellus Medical, Inc.

20110071351 - Apparatus and method for simulation of diastole and visualizing the diastolic state of an aortic valve and root during cardiac surgery: A device for evaluating an aortic valve after opening an aorta distal to the aortic valve includes a body defining a chamber. The body has a generally circular proximal open end and a distal end, the proximal open end being configured to be reversibly attachable to one of the aorta... Agent:

20110071352 - Method of controlling endoscope and endoscope: An endoscope 100 includes a first light source 45 that emits white illumination light, a second light source 47 that emits narrow-band light and an imaging section that has an imaging device 21 having plural detection pixels and images a region to be observed. The imaging section is caused to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110071353 - Method of controlling endoscope and endoscope: An endoscope 100 includes a first light source 45 that emits white illumination light, a second light source 47 that emits narrow-band light and an imaging section that has an imaging device 21 having plural detection pixels and images a region to be observed. The imaging section is caused to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110071354 - Overtube and medical procedure via natural orifice using the same: An overtube according to this invention includes: an insertion part, that is inserted into a subject and has a lumen, through which a device insertion part of a device for performing a medical procedure inside a body of the subject is removably inserted, the insertion part being inserted into the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110071355 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus comprises an insertion portion having an observation optical system attached onto the distal end portion thereof and having flexibility, a thrust generating portion for generating a thrust by rotation, formed beyond a predetermined length on an outer-peripheral surface of the insertion portion in a longitudinal-axis direction, a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110071356 - Repeatably flexible surgical instrument: A flexible-shaft surgical instrument is provided that can be repeatably bent to one or more desired angles on demand by a user without the use of a special bending tool. The flexible-shaft surgical instrument can be repeatably bent and re-bent into multiple positions without plastic deformation of the flexible-shaft surgical... Agent: Gyrus Ent, L.L.C.

20110071357 - Endoscopic fluid control apparatus: An endoscopic fluid control apparatus is provided in an endoscope including a channel for performing suction and air-feed, and controls the suction and air-feed for the channel. The endoscopic fluid control apparatus includes air-feed channels which communicate with the one channel, a suction channel which communicates with the one channel,... Agent:

20110071358 - Fiber optic assisted medical lead: A medical device for placing a medical lead in the human body using minimally invasive techniques is described. One lead includes a lead body connected to a lead head having an aperture for providing fiber optic access to the interior of a helical electrode. The fiber optic shaft may be... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20110071359 - Instrument access device: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver... Agent:

20110071360 - Tissue retractor and method for using the retractor: A retractor for manipulating an object includes a body having proximal and distal ends and a retraction device with a head connected to the distal end of the body, a connector movably disposed in the body, and flexible needles of a shape memory material having a memory shape. The needles... Agent:

20110071361 - Method and apparatus for combined dissection and retraction: A method and apparatus for dissecting a first layer of tissue from a second layer of tissue and thereafter holding open an anatomic space for the performance of a surgical procedure. The method includes steps of making an incision in a body, introducing a deflated balloon dissector into the incision,... Agent:

20110071362 - Retractor tool: A retractor tool for retracting target tissue is provided for use with a medical probe. The retractor tool includes a guide piece that defines a probe channel and at least one retractor arm channel. Further, the retractor tool at least one retractor arm, each retractor arm passing through a corresponding... Agent: Health Beacons, Inc.

20110071366 - Determination of a physiological parameter: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting and receiving photon density waves to and from tissue, and processing the received waves using wavelet transforms to identify non-physiological signal components and/or identify physiological conditions. A pulse oximeter may receive the photon density waves from the tissue to generate a signal having... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071365 - Method and apparatus for providing blood glucose management information: An apparatus and method of providing blood glucose management information includes a determination unit that determines a similarity of a blood glucose change pattern of a user by comparing blood glucose information obtained from the user and stored blood glucose information, an extraction unit that extracts at least one piece... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110071367 - Probe for fluid leak detection with specific distal part: A disposable medical probe for detecting a leak of physiological fluid comprising a support layer, a conductive layer on top of the support layer, the conductive layer comprising two conducting electrodes both placed exclusively on each side of a longitudinal axis, the conductive layer defining two zones: a proximal zone... Agent:

20110071364 - Remote patient monitoring system and method thereof: This invention relates to a remote patient monitoring system and method thereof. The remote patient monitoring system comprises a portable electronic device, a remote monitor and a bio-signal detecting device which further comprises a plurality of bio-signal sensing modules, a wireless transmitting module and a control unit. The bio-signal detecting... Agent: National Yang Ming University

20110071363 - System and method for using predictive models to determine levels of healthcare interventions: A computer implemented method may be used for targeting patients within a population for increased medical interventions. In one embodiment, predictive models are used to determine whether a patient is likely to be near the end of life, whether the patient's healthcare costs are stabilizing, whether the patient is likely... Agent: Healthways, Inc.

20110071368 - Medical device interface customization systems and methods: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to customization of user interfaces for medical devices. According to certain embodiments, patient monitors may include a device body designed to interface with interchangeable and removable faceplates. The faceplates may include input devices for controlling the patient monitor. Further, the properties of the input... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071370 - Physiological measurement communications adapter: A sensor interface is configured to receive a sensor signal. A transmitter generates a transmit signal. A receiver receives the signal corresponding to the transmit signal. Further, a monitor interface is configured to communicate a waveform to the monitor so that measurements derived by the monitor from the waveform are... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20110071369 - Spot or rash tester: A spot or rash tester for meningitis (10) comprises a first transparent testing region (12) having a first profile and a second transparent testing region (14) having a second profile. The first profile is different to the second profile.... Agent:

20110071372 - Method and system for providing basal profile modification in analyte monitoring and management systems: Method and system for providing basal profile modification in insulin therapy for use with infusion devices includes periodically monitoring the analyte levels of a patient for a predetermined period of time in order to determine, based on the monitored analyte levels, an appropriate modification factor to be incorporated into the... Agent: Abdott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110071371 - Wavelength-division multiplexing in a multi-wavelength photon density wave system: Multi-wavelength photon density wave medical systems, methods, and devices are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-wavelength photon density wave patient monitor includes multiple light sources, a driving circuit, a fiber coupler, a sensor cable connector, a wavelength demultiplexer, detectors, and data processing circuitry. The driving circuit may modulate the light... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071375 - Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering: A method and apparatus for reducing the effects of noise on a system for measuring physiological parameters, such as, for example, a pulse oximeter. The method and apparatus of the invention take into account the physical limitations on various physiological parameters being monitored when weighting and averaging a series of... Agent: Nellcor Incorporated, A Delaware Corporation

20110071374 - Minimax filtering for pulse oximetry: Methods and systems are provided for filtering a pulse oximetry signal without making assumptions on the noise statistics of the signal. A pulse oximeter may receive an energy signal proportional to an amount of light detected at the sensor. The energy signal may be converted and digitally processed to estimate... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071373 - Time-division multiplexing in a multi-wavelength photon density wave system: Multi-wavelength photon density wave medical systems, methods, and devices are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-wavelength system may include a sensor, a sensor cable, and a patient monitor. The sensor may have an emitter output and a detector input configured to pass a multi-wavelength photon density wave input signal into... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071376 - Determination of a physiological parameter: Methods and systems are provided for analyzing a physiological signal by applying a continuous wavelet transform on the signal and comparing the wavelet transformation to a library of wavelet signatures corresponding to one or more physiological conditions and/or patient conditions. A pulse oximeter system may relate the wavelet transformation with... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071377 - Circuit board for body fluid collection, method for producing the same, method for using the same, and biosensor including the circuit board for body fluid collection: A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a belt-like supporting substrate, and a plurality of measurement units defined in the supporting substrate along the longitudinal direction of the supporting substrate. The measurement units each include a puncture needle formed from the supporting substrate along the longitudinal direction of the... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20110071378 - Signal processing warping technique: Methods and systems are provided for using time-frequency warping to analyze a physiological signal. One embodiment includes applying a warping operator to the physiological signal based on the energy density of the signal. The warped physiological signal may be analyzed to determine whether non-physiological signal components are present. Further, the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110071379 - Electrode for prolonged monitoring of laryngeal electromyography: Laryngeal surface electrodes are devices designed to hold a conductive surface against the vocal cords in order to pick up small electrical signals from the muscle known as electromyographic signals. Several embodiments of a laryngeal electromyography tube include a conductive electrode surface that is painted, screen printed or otherwise applied... Agent:

20110071380 - Manual instrumented medical tool system: A medical device is for use in association with a medical image of the gland or organ having a known reference point. The medical device comprises a structural frame, a horizontal joint, a vertical joint, a pan join, a tilt joint a medical instrument assembly and a control system. The... Agent:

20110071381 - Method and system for leading macromolecule substances into living target cells: A method and system for leading macromolecule substances into target cells includes an image picking unit, an image merging unit, an injection unit, and an energy conversion module. The ultrasound energy conversion module comprises ultrasound transducers or tweeters. The image picking unit is used for picking up the three-dimensional (3D)... Agent:

20110071382 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: According to one of the aspects of an MRI apparatus of the present invention, the MRI apparatus includes an imaging data acquiring unit and a blood flow information generating unit. The imaging data acquiring unit acquires imaging data from an imaging region including myocardium, without using a contrast medium, by... Agent:

20110071383 - Visualization of abnormalities of airway walls and lumens: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a method of visualizing an airway of a bronchial tree. The method includes generating a tree model from an airway segmentation of a bronchial tree, determining a lumen, a wall thickness, and an adjacent artery for a branch of the tree model,... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20110071384 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires first data in which a tissue of interest has higher signal intensity than a background and second data in which the tissue of interest has lower signal intensity than the background, with regard to images of the same region... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110071386 - Echogenic needle mechanism: A medical device comprises a cannula for insertion to a target location in a body and at least one resonator situated on a surface of the cannula. The resonator resonates in response to an ultrasonic frequency applied to the target location to indicate the location of the cannula in the... Agent:

20110071387 - Medical implant device and probe device having up and/or down conversion molecules and method of making the same: A medical device includes a device core and fluorescing molecules attached to the device core. The medical device may be formed in a variety of ways, including providing a medical device and coating at least a portion of the device with a polymer containing the fluorescing molecules, attaching a container... Agent: Health Beacons, Inc.

20110071385 - Method and system for localizing an ingestible element for the functional investigation of the digestive tract: A non-invasive exploration method for assessing the digestive motility of a subject including the subject swallowing an ingestible transmitting element containing a transmission means transmitting at a given fixed frequency, measuring in series the phase-shift of the frequency transmitted by each of at least three transportable reception means relative to... Agent: Assistance Publique-hopitaux De Paris

20110071388 - Animal holder for in vivo tomographic imaging with multiple modalities: The invention facilitates transport of an immobilized, anesthetized small animal across multiple single-modality or multiple-modality imaging workstations at the same or different physical locations without loss of subject positional information. The animal holder is compatible with preclinical animal imaging stations such as micro-CT, micro-MR, micro-PET, micro-SPECT, and FMT. The animal... Agent:

20110071389 - System and method for automatic registration between an image and a subject: A patient defines a patient space in which an instrument can be tracked and navigated. An image space is defined by image data that can be registered to the patient space. A tracking device can be connected to a member in a known manner that includes imageable portions that generate... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

20110071391 - Biopsy marker delivery device with positioning component: A biopsy marker delivery device are described. The delivery device can include a relatively flexible hollow tube, a pushing member such as a push rod disposed for sliding with the tube, and at least one marker disposed in the tube. A positioning component is described and shown disposed around the... Agent:

20110071392 - Infusion systems configurations: Shielding assemblies for systems that generate and infuse radiopharmaceuticals. The shielding assemblies include a sidewall that defines several compartments and provides a radiation barrier for the compartments and provides a passageway sized to accommodate routing of an eluate line from a radioisotope generator. One compartment is sized to contain the... Agent: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

20110071390 - Rotary medical manifold: A rotary medical manifold, for delivering various fluids through a patient delivery mechanism is described. The rotary manifold can include a manifold body and a valve stem. The manifold body can include a central cavity, an output port, a first fluid port, and a second fluid port. The valve stem... Agent:

20110071393 - Locking syringe with integrated bias member: A locking syringe with an integrated bias member, for delivering medical fluids at high pressure, can include a housing, a shaft, a piston, a cap assembly, a bias member, and a locking member. A distal end of the housing can interface with a patient delivery apparatus. The housing includes an... Agent:

20110071394 - Central venous catheter kit with line gripping and needle localizing devices: A central venous catheter kit enables health care workers quickly and controllably gain ultrasound supported access to vascular tissue for catheterization. Ultrasound support requires gel for reducing acoustic impedance and reflectance loss, which gel is included in the kit, as well as at least two newly conceived devices, the first... Agent:

20110071395 - Transesophageal and transnasal, transesophageal ultrasound imaging systems: A semi-invasive ultrasound imaging system for imaging biological tissue includes a transesophageal probe or a transnasal, transesophageal probe connected to a two-dimensional ultrasound transducer array, a transmit beamformer, a receive beamformer, and an image generator. The two-dimensional transducer array is disposed on a distal portion of the probe's elongated body.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110071396 - Ultrasonic probe, method for manufacturing the same and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic probe is provided with a CMUT chip having a plurality of transducer elements that change electromechanical coupling coefficients or sensitivities in accordance with a bias voltage to transmit and receive ultrasonic waves, an electric conducting layer formed on the ultrasonic irradiation side of the CMUT chip, an acoustic... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20110071397 - Large area modular sensor array assembly and method for making the same: A modular and tileable sensor array with routing in the interposer carrying the signals from the sensors to the integrated circuits. In one embodiment a large area modular sensor array assembly includes one or more tileable modules coupled together. The tileable modules have a plurality of transducer cells forming a... Agent: General Electric Company

20110071398 - Three-dimensional probe apparatus: An ultrasound probe includes an elongated member having a longitudinal axis and a distal housing; a transducer having a transducing surface, the transducer pivotally disposed in the housing and configured so that the transducing surface is capable of selectively rotating between a first position perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and... Agent:

20110071399 - Ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe includes a base; a motor fixedly connected to the base; a driving wheel connected to the output of the motor and driven by the motor; a driven wheel rotationally connected to the base with a shaft; a transducer fixedly connected to the driven wheel for emitting and... Agent:

20110071401 - Systems and methods for making and using a stepper motor for an intravascular ultrasound imaging system: A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes an imaging core disposed in a lumen of a catheter. The imaging core includes a stepper motor that rotates a mirror coupled to a driveshaft. The stepper motor provides step-wise rotation of the driveshaft using a rotatable magnet and at least... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110071400 - Systems and methods for making and using intravascular ultrasound imaging systems with sealed imaging cores: A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes a catheter insertable into patient vasculature via a guidewire. A watertight imaging core is disposed in the distal end of the catheter. The imaging core includes a motor, at least one fixed transducer, and a signal redirection unit. The motor includes... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110071402 - Apparatus and method for irradiating a medium: A method for irradiating a medium includes irradiating the medium with an electromagnetic wave which is scattered in the medium and modulated in frequency at a position in the medium; obtaining information corresponding to an interference pattern generated by interference between the modulated electromagnetic wave and a reference wave; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110071403 - Functional near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic mapping for diagnosing, accessing, monitoring and directing therapy of lymphatic disorders: Methods and imaging agents are used to functionally image lymph structures and to identify, diagnose, assess, monitor and direct therapies for lymphatic disorders. Embodiments of the methods utilize highly sensitive optical imaging and fluorescent spectroscopy techniques capable of rapid temporal resolution to non-invasively track or monitor packets of imaging agents... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20110071405 - Apparatus, systems, and methods of in-vivo blood clearing in a lumen: In one aspect, the invention relates to a computer-implemented method of triggering optical coherence tomography data collection. The method includes collecting optical coherence tomography data with respect to a vessel using an optical coherence tomography probe disposed in the vessel; determining a clearing radius and a quality value for each... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20110071404 - Lumen morphology and vascular resistance measurements data collection systems, apparatus and methods: A method and apparatus of automatically locating in an image of a blood vessel the lumen boundary at a position in the vessel and from that measuring the diameter of the vessel. From the diameter of the vessel and estimated blood flow rate, a number of clinically significant physiological parameters... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20110071406 - Determining a characteristic respiration rate: The present disclosure relates to monitoring a characteristic respiration rate of a patient based at least in part on a suitable time period that either precedes or follows a triggering event, such as a clinician/patient interaction, where the triggering event may negatively impact the physiological parameter. In some embodiments, physiological... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110071407 - Device for acquiring physiological variables measured in a body: The present invention relates to an eavesdropping device for monitoring measured physiological variables of an individual, which eavesdropping device comprises a receiver and a communication interface. The eavesdropping device of the present invention is typically applied in a system comprising a first sensor arranged to be disposed in or outside... Agent: Radi Medical System Ab

20110071408 - Method for detecting vascular sclerosis: A method for detecting vascular sclerosis is revealed. Firstly set a cuff on a human hand. Then inflate the cuff and later deflate the cuff. Next measure a pressure of the cuff and generate a pressure sensing signal. Process the pressure sensing signal to generate a processed signal and convert... Agent: Chung Yuan Christian University

20110071409 - Blood pressure that detects vascular sclerosis: A blood pressure monitor that detects vascular sclerosis is revealed. The blood pressure monitor includes a cuff, an air pump, an air escape valve, a pressure sensor, a processing circuit, a first conversion circuit, and an arithmetic circuit. The cuff is arranged at a user's hand and is pumped up... Agent: Chung Yuan Christian University

20110071410 - Cuff for hemadynamometer: Disclosed is a cuff for a hemadynamometer, which is used for measuring blood pressure of a testee. The cuff includes a fluid bag for applying pressure to a body of the testee, at least one flexible member disposed at an outer portion of the fluid bag and a cover member... Agent: Biospace Co., Ltd.

20110071411 - Method and apparatus for sensing mechanical energy of an implantable lead: An apparatus comprises an implantable sensor and a signal analyzer circuit communicatively coupled to the implantable sensor. The implantable sensor is configured for coupling to an implantable lead and the implantable sensor provides an electrical vibration sensor signal representative of mechanical vibration of the implantable lead. The signal analyzer circuit... Agent:

20110071412 - Belt type bio-signal detecting device: This invention relates to a bio-signal detecting device which can be belted up on a user. The bio-signal detecting device includes a respiratory signal detecting module, a electrocardiogram (ECG) signal detecting module, a body temperature detecting module, a contacting object and a flexible belt, wherein the respiration signal detecting module... Agent: National Yang Ming University

20110071413 - Morphology based ischemia detection using intracardiac electrograms: An apparatus comprises an ambulatory cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to provide an electrical cardiac signal representative of cardiac activity of a subject and processor. The processor includes a feature module, a correlation module, and an ischemia detection module. The feature module is configured to identify a fiducial feature in... Agent:

20110071414 - Electronic fetal monitoring applications and display: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing healthcare environments are provided. In embodiments, a first waveform tracing for data received from one or more medical devices for a first individual is displayed. A second waveform tracing for data received from one or more medical devices for a second individual is... Agent: Cerner Innovation, Inc.

20110071415 - Pleural drainage system and method of use: A pleural drainage system having an inflatable membrane and a method of using the system are disclosed. The pleural drainage system includes a pleural drainage catheter system. The pleural drainage catheter system includes an inflatable membrane and a drainage catheter integrally coupled to the inflation membrane, the drainage catheter defining... Agent: Atrium Medical Corporation

20110071416 - Electroencephalogram interface system: An eyeglass-type electroencephalogram interface system is worn on the head of a user. The system includes: an output section for presenting a visual stimulation to the user; an ear electrode portion disposed at a position coming in contact with an ear of the user when the system is worn; a... Agent:

20110071418 - Apparatus for diagnosing muscular pain and method of using same: Apparatus and method for diagnosing a source of muscular pain, wherein the apparatus includes a housing, an electrical signal generator mounted within the housing, and a pair of electrodes, one of which is mounted on one end of the housing and the other of which is mounted on an opposite... Agent:

20110071417 - Systems and methods for reproducing body motions via networks: Disclosed are systems and methods for reproducing a body motion via a network, and systems, devices and methods for identifying a body motion. In an embodiment, the system for reproducing a body motion via a network comprises a sensor configured to capture a surface electromyography signal generated by a body... Agent: The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

20110071419 - Location indicating device: The present invention provides a location indicating device (10) for determining on skin of a human or animal body a location for performing measurement of a physiological parameter in and/or treatment of the human or animal body. The location indicating device (10) comprises a matrix (7) of electrodes for determining... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110071420 - Physiological parameter measuring platform device supporting multiple workflows: A device obtains a series of measurements of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient when the device is operating within a monitoring workflow. The device displays a monitoring workflow home screen when the device is operating within the monitoring workflow. The monitoring workflow home screen contains a representation of... Agent:

20110071421 - Method for automated detection of a-waves: d

20110071422 - Method and apparatus for aural acoustic immittance measurement: An acoustic immittance measurement system converts a measure of acoustic immittance (i.e. impedance and/or admittance) of a subject's middle ear to the frequency domain such that variations in magnitude and/or phase are diagnosed using either open-loop or closed-loop measurement techniques.... Agent: Jd Birck, LLC

20110071424 - Biopsy marker delivery device: A biopsy marker delivery device are described. The delivery device can include a relatively flexible hollow tube, a pushing member such as a push rod disposed for sliding with the tube, and at least one marker disposed in the tube. A marker blocking member is disposed distal of the distal... Agent:

20110071423 - Flexible biopsy marker delivery device: A biopsy marker delivery device are described. The delivery device can include a relatively flexible hollow tube, a pushing member such as a push rod disposed for sliding with the tube, and at least one marker disposed in the tube. The push rod can include a surface feature effective for... Agent:

20110071425 - Laser-perforated intra-parenchymal micro-probe: Apparatus and methods in which very small volumes of biological fluid-borne material, particularly large molecules such as proteins, may be selectively extracted from or delivered to interstitial fluid (in vivo or in vitro) by means of intra-parenchymal micro-probes inserted in the brain. The primary use of the micro-probe is in... Agent: Lenox Laser Corporation

20110071426 - Wound treatment and containment arrangement: A wound treatment arrangement for the debriding and cleansing of a patient's body portion comprising: a flexible elongated body portion enclosure bag; an elongated nozzle arrangement securable to the inner surface of the elongated enclosure bag; a pressurized fluid treatment supply gun; and a connectable and releasable coupler member arranged... Agent: Pulsecare Medical LLC

20110071427 - Cryosurgical instrument for obtaining a tissue sample, method for chilling a probe head of a cryosurgical probe: A cryosurgical instrument for obtaining a tissue sample with a probe, including the probe including a probe head onto which the tissue sample is frozen and a probe shank for guiding the probe head to the tissue sample, a supply means for supplying a fluid into an expansion chamber configured... Agent:

20110071428 - Biopsy device: Biopsy devices which can be used with a flexible endoscope are described herein. Inventive biopsy devices can be used in minimally invasive procedures and other biopsy applications. Inventive biopsy devices can be used through an endoscope channel to perform zero invasive biopsies on the gastrointestinal system and other organs. Actuation... Agent: The Penn State Research Foundation

20110071429 - Eus-fna stylet withdrawal into handle: A medical device comprises a needle configured for insertion into a body and defining a needle lumen extending therethrough from a proximal end opening to a distal end opening and a handle connected to a proximal end of the needle and including a stylet receiving lumen therein, the stylet receiving... Agent:

20110071430 - Biopsy device and method thereof: A biopsy device includes an acquiring element and a fixation element. The acquiring element has a drill, a sleeve and a handle. The sleeve has first screw threads formed on an outer periphery thereon and is covered on a part of one end of drill. The fixation element has a... Agent: National Yang Ming University

20110071433 - Biopsy device with translating valve member: A biopsy device includes a needle extending distally from a body. The needle includes a transverse aperture, a first lumen, and a second lumen. A cutter is movable within the first lumen to sever tissue protruding through the transverse aperture. A valve assembly is operable to change the pneumatic state... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20110071431 - Biopsy marker delivery devices and methods: A biopsy system includes a biopsy device operable for taking one or more biopsy samples from a patient and a marker delivery device. The biopsy device includes a body portion having an alignment feature and a hollow biopsy needle extending distally from the body portion. The marker delivery device includes... Agent:

20110071432 - Fine needle aspiration device with distal anchor: A device for capturing a tissue sample from within a body comprises a needle slidably comprising a needle lumen extending therethrough to a needle opening in the distal end and a stylet slidably received in the needle lumen for movement between an extended position in which a tissue penetrating distal... Agent:

20110071434 - Apparatus for collecting urine and other bodily fluids: An apparatus for collecting urine and other bodily fluids comprises an elongate handle and a specimen collection cup. The elongate handle defines an opening therein and comprises a selectively detachable portion. The selectively detachable portion at least partially forms the perimeter edge of the opening. The specimen collection cup is... Agent:

20110071435 - Method and system for coupling an extension wire to a guidewire: A method and a system using a helicoidal structure wound out of a plurality of metallic wires into a universal connector for reversibly coupling a distal end portion of an extension wire to a proximal end portion of a guide wire. The universal connector is configured for receiving the proximal... Agent: Ovalum Ltd.

20110071436 - Air cushion sensor for tactile sensing during minimally invasive surgery: A sensor is described for detecting the force applied to or by soft material, and that is thus able to measure the stiffness of a soft material. The sensor comprises a sensor body into which is supplied a fluid under pressure. At least one sensor members are provided that are... Agent:

20110071437 - Apparatus for measuring anatomic angles: A device for measuring anatomic angles with two arms and a fastener for securing them together at one end providing a pivot. One arm has degree markings around the pivot and the other has a marker to indicate the angle between the two. One or both arms have a method... Agent:

20110071438 - System and method for preventing intraoperative fracture in cementless hip arthroplasty: A method and system for monitoring impaction of a femoral component of a hip prosthesis into a femur in which impaction data generated during the impaction of the femoral component into the femur is received from at least one measurement transducer attached to the femoral component and is normalized by... Agent:

  
03/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110065974 - Method for determining an irradiation plan: A method for determining an irradiation plan includes specifying a target volume to be irradiated and a condition to be fulfilled, and implementing a first optimization. Implementing the first optimization includes providing a first data record, in which the target volume is mapped, and determining a first parameter set for... Agent:

20110065975 - Matrix applicator device and producing method thereof: A matrix applicator device for modulating biological organism electromagnetic field, includes a base having one or more surfaces, and one or more oscillating circuits for refracting electromagnetic waves of various ranges of the electromagnetic field into coherence form for the biological organism, comprising a plurality of closed loops intersectingly and... Agent: Life Matrix (hk) Ltd.

20110065977 - Disposable, single-use thermal exchange component: A disposable housing including a single-use thermal exchange component can be configured to be mechanically, removably coupled to a receptacle on a cuff positionable around a joint to provide temperature-based therapy to the joint.... Agent: Orthocor Medical, Inc.

20110065976 - Thermally assisted pulsed electro-magnetic field stimulation device and method for treatment of osteoarthritis: A method, apparatus and a system for thermally-assisted pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation for treatment of osteoarthritis are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a multi-coil applicator adapted for positioning near or around of the treated joint, a pulse generator functionally coupled to the applicator, a power supply, and a... Agent: Minnesota Medical Physics LLC

20110065978 - Axial flow blood pump: An axial flow rotary blood pump including an impeller adapted to be magnetically rotated within a housing by the interaction of magnets disposed on or in the impeller and stators disposed on or in the housing. The impeller includes at least one support ring supporting a plurality of blades, and... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110065979 - System and method for training and promoting a conditioned reflex intervention during sleep: An apparatus and method for causing a conditioned reflex in a person. The apparatus includes a detector configured to detect a physiological condition of the person, the physiological condition associated with an onset of a sleep apnea event. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to transmit a stimulus to... Agent: Sleep Methods

20110065980 - Adjustable tension ring for amelioration of urinary incontinence in females: An apparatus for amelioration of incontinence in a female subject. The apparatus comprises a stiffenable ring adapted for intra-vaginal insertion and a stabilizing extension, projecting axially from said stiffenable ring, said stabilizing extension having a size and position configured to stabilize said stiffenable ring within the vagina.... Agent: Contipi Ltd.

20110065981 - Methods and compositions for improved fertilization and embryonic survival: Single nucleotide polymorphic sites at positions 19069 and 25402 of the bovine STAT3 gene are associated with improved fertilization rate and/or improved embryo survival rate. The interactions between these two polymorphisms, and between them and the bovine STAT1 gene and fertilization and early embryonic survival rates were also disclosed. The... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20110065983 - Ingestible circuitry: The present invention provides for safe and reliable electronic circuitry that can be employed in ingestible compositions. The ingestible circuitry of the invention includes a solid support; a conductive element; and an electronic component. Each of the support, conductive element and electronic component are fabricated from an ingestible material. The... Agent:

20110065982 - System and method for determining airway diameter using endoscope: A method and system for use with an endoscopic instrument determines anatomical properties of body lumen at various states. Lumen properties such as lumen diameter are identified in two or more states corresponding to, for example, an inflated or deflated state. The lumen states are registered with one another and... Agent: Broncus Technologies, Inc.

20110065984 - Combination endoscopic operative delivery system: An endoscope for performing minimally invasive surgery includes along a portion of its length a means such as a groove for slidingly engaging with a corresponding means such as a tongue in a second endoscope and guiding the second endoscope into the patient. Multiple endoscope may be connected together and... Agent:

20110065985 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument has a proximally arranged operating part, a distally arranged instrument head and a shaft connecting the operating part to the instrument head. A number of instrument channels guided through the shaft open out on the instrument head. These instrument channels run obliquely outwardly in the distal direction... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110065986 - Positioning system for manipulating a channel within a medical device: Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110065987 - Miniature ingestible capsule: A miniature ingestible capsule has multiple therapeutic or diagnostic operations that can be performed. These functions are controlled by a combination of an outside control, a pose beacon and through information relayed from an imagining array and transmitter. These functions can be in a separate capsule without an imaging array... Agent:

20110065988 - Propellable apparatus with active size changing ability: A propellable apparatus comprises one or more rotatable membranes. The rotatable membranes include an inner surface at least partially defining an encircled region and a continuous outer surface that turns outward to engage a cavity or lumen wall, for example, and turns inward to at least partially encompass a central... Agent: Softscope Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110065989 - System for assessment of colonoscope manipulation: A comprehensive system for objective assessment of colonoscope manipulation includes a handgrip for collecting and transmitting colonoscope handling data including force and motion data; a patient pain monitor for collecting and transmitting data on the level of patient's pain and discomfort; and digital processing means for extracting useful features such... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110065990 - An instrument for endoscopic applications or the like: An instrument for endoscopic applications or the like, comprising a tube like member having a handling end portion having a flexible portion (52, 54) and actuating means located at the other end portion (56, 59), and longitudinal elements for transferring the movement of the actuating means to the handling end... Agent:

20110065991 - Handgrip for assessment of colonoscope manipulation: A handgrip for colonoscope shaft is equipped with force, torque, and acceleration sensors allowing for a comprehensive characterization of colonoscope shaft motion, including recognition of obstacles and recording of forces and torques applied at various times during a colonoscopy procedure. An electronic unit is adapted to receive sensors data wirelessly... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110065992 - Instrument for endoscopic surgery: The invention relates to an instrument (10) for endoscopic surgery, with a housing having a grip element (12) and a shaft-receiving element (14), the grip element (12) having a fixed grip part (16) and a pivotable grip part (20), and the shaft-receiving element (14) being intended to receive and lock... Agent:

20110065993 - Steerable segmented endoscope and method of insertion: A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the selectively steerable distal portion is used to select a desired path within the patient's body. When the endoscope body is advanced,... Agent:

20110065994 - Endoscope: The endoscope is equipped with: a curving manipulation unit provided on the main body manipulating unit, for performing a manual operation which causes the curving portion; a curving drive unit for coupling the curving manipulation unit to the curving portion so as to curve the curving portion in response to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110065996 - Cassette for irrigation or aspiration machine for endoscopy: A cassette insertable into an irrigation or aspiration machine for endoscopy includes an irrigation or an aspiration tube and a support provided with one or two inlet plugs and one or two outlet plugs where two tubes form an elbow to be connectable to the inlet or outlet plugs in... Agent: Future Medical System S.a.

20110065995 - In-line gas adaptor for endoscopic apparatus: The present invention provides an adaptor that is suitable for attachment to an endoscopic device for delivery of a secondary gas. The adaptor can comprise a substantially cylindrical body with a two, opposing closed ends, two fluid transport channels extending through the cylindrical body and opening at the closed ends,... Agent: Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

20110065998 - Endoscopic fluid control apparatus: e

20110065997 - Removable suction assembly for medical handpieces: Systems and methods provide for more efficient cleaning and sterilizing of surgical handpieces by using a removable valve assembly. The valve assembly is removable to provide access to a first suction passageway and a second suction passageway for cleaning purposes. The first suction passageway may also be removable.... Agent:

20110065999 - Method and apparatus for laterally accessing an intervertebral disc space: A method for laterally accessing a lumbosacral intervertebral disc space of a patient includes positioning the patient laterally and making an incision to provide lateral access to the patient's iliac crest. A bracket (24) may be placed on the iliac crest and a retractor (28) may be attached to the... Agent:

20110066000 - Scope and magnetic introducer systems and methods: Exemplary scope systems and methods involve a cannula assembly, a sheath assembly, and a tubing set. A cannula assembly, which may be a non-magnetic scope cap assembly, can include a cannula body, a proximal housing having a strap, an optical window, and a luer for suction or flushing. A cannula... Agent: Estech, Inc. (endoscopic Technologies, Inc.)

20110066001 - Access method with insert: Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor and a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings is disclosed. The insert can be in the form of an insert assembly including multiple... Agent:

20110066003 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of facial emotion nulling: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of facial emotion nulling of a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting at least one scene, comprising a single facial expressions and a background, to a subject on a display; (2) adjusting the facial expression on the scene;... Agent:

20110066002 - Pandemic diagnostic and intervention tool for emergency dispatch: A system and method to assist an emergency medical dispatcher in responding to emergency calls. A computer implemented emergency medical dispatch protocol includes interrogatories for a dispatcher to ask a caller to generate an appropriate response. A diagnostic tool is provided to aid the dispatcher in gathering symptom information for... Agent:

20110066004 - Passive physiological monitoring (p2m) system: Passive physiological monitoring apparatus and method has a sensor for sensing physiological phenomenon. A converter converts sensed data into electrical signals and a computer receives and computes the signals and outputs computed data for real-time interactive display. The sensor is a piezoelectric film of polyvinylidene fluoride. A band-pass filter filters... Agent: Hoana Medical, Inc.

20110066007 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066008 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066009 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066010 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066011 - Method and apparatus for recording and presentation of physiological data: The invention relates to a method and device for recording and presentation of physiological parameters, which can include both blood pressure and heart pulse. Information about the heart pulse is derived from a recorded blood pressure signal, whereby the need for e.g. an external ECG measurement device is eliminated. It... Agent:

20110066005 - Mutli purpose criteria based adaptive training system: A system and method include a computer implemented training framework that adapts its behavior to different types of training goals. The system utilizes a measured neuro-physiological state of a student to provide at least one of self regulation feedback and training environment feedback to optimize a learning experience for one... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20110066006 - System for measuring vital signs during hemodialysis: The invention provides a system for continuously monitoring a patient during hemodialysis. The system includes a hemodialysis machine for performing the hemodialysis process that features a controller, a pump, a dialyzer filter, a lumen, and an interface to a body-worn monitor. A patient attaches to the dialysis machine through the... Agent:

20110066012 - Needle insertion systems and methods: A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the plunger to move under bias force imparted by the bias mechanism to move the needle to an insert position when the tab... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110066014 - Method and apparatus for cerebral oximetry: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for cerebral oximetry. A modulated optical signal based on a digital code sequence is transmitted to the human brain. A temporal transfer characteristic is derived from the modulated optical signal. Oxygen level in the brain is determined based on the temporal... Agent:

20110066015 - Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data: The present invention provides a memory chip for use in an oximeter sensor, or an associated adapter or connector circuit. The memory chip allows the storing of patient related data, such as patient trending data or a patient ID, to provide enhanced capabilities for the oximeter sensor. In addition to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.

20110066013 - Physiological parameter monitoring apparatus: A tissue oximeter sensor includes a substrate with a non-zero finite depth and first and second major sides. At least a first material free region extends along the depth from one of the sides to the other of the two sides forming a first well in the substrate. One of... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20110066016 - Opaque, electrically nonconductive region on a medical sensor: A medical sensor may be adapted to prevent unwanted light and electrical interference from corrupting physiological measurements. Sensors are provided with features that reduce the amount of outside light or shunted light that impinge the detecting elements of the sensor. The sensor is adapted to reduce crosstalk between electrical signals,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110066017 - Method and apparatus for post-shock evaluation using tissue oxygenation measurements: A method and apparatus for controlling delivery of therapy that includes an emitting portion emitting light at a predetermined emitted light intensity to a volume of tissue at a plurality of wavelengths, and a detecting portion detecting the emitted light scattered by the volume of tissue to generate corresponding detected... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110066018 - Method and apparatus for post-shock evaluation using tissue oxygenation measurements: A method and apparatus for controlling delivery of therapy that includes an emitting portion emitting light at a predetermined emitted light intensity to a volume of tissue at a plurality of wavelengths, and a detecting portion detecting the emitted light scattered by the volume of tissue to generate corresponding detected... Agent:

20110066019 - Biosensor membranes composed of polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogens: Novel membranes comprising various polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogen groups are described. These membranes are usefully employed in electrochemical sensors, such as amperometric biosensors. More particularly, these membranes effectively regulate a flux of analyte to a measurement electrode in an electrochemical sensor, thereby improving the functioning of the electrochemical sensor over... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110066020 - Multi-channel eeg electrode system: A multi-channel EEG electrode system has a plurality of electrodes operable to sense an EEG signal. The electrodes are arranged in a three-dimensional pattern and each has an identification and includes an indicating unit that displays information at a position at which it is placed. An image sensing device acquires... Agent:

20110066021 - Medical electrode with self-lifting tabs: A medical electrode includes a backing layer having a top face and a bottom face, and a shrinkable layer covering at least a portion of the top face of the backing layer. Shrinkage of the shrinkable layer results in flexing of a portion of the backing layer to aid placement... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110066022 - Apparatus for the flexible positioning of a radiation source and a radiation detector: An apparatus for medical examinations includes a first arm that is rotatable about an axis, the first arm being configured to carry a radiation source or a radiation detector. The apparatus for medical examinations also includes a second arm that is rotatable about the axis, the second arm being configured... Agent:

20110066023 - Non-invasive subject-information imaging method and apparatus: A non-invasive subject-information imaging apparatus according to this invention includes a light generating unit which generates light containing a specific wavelength component, a light irradiation unit which radiates the generated light into a subject, a waveguide unit which guides the light from the light generating unit to the irradiation unit,... Agent:

20110066024 - Method and apparatus for acquiring an image biomarker and prognosing a blood related disease: A method of acquiring an image biomarker suitable for prognosis of a blood-related disease, such as acute myeloid leukemia, includes the steps of: (a) acquiring physical parameter sets, each including at least two physical parameters, respectively from time-signal intensity curves, the time-signal intensity curves being respectively obtained from magnetic resonance... Agent: National Taiwan University

20110066025 - System and method for phase offset and time delay correction in magnetic resonance spectroscopy data: A method is provided for producing, with a magnetic resonance (MR) system, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum that has been corrected for errors arising from phase offsets and time shifts in the acquired spectroscopic data. A spectroscopic data set includes temporal information indicative of the underlying phase offsets and time... Agent:

20110066027 - Combined imaging system with a magnetic resonance system and a uwb radar: During operation of a combined imaging system with a magnetic resonance system and a UWB radar, a wireless signal transmission in conjunction with a patient monitoring system is to be enabled in a simpler and more cost-effective manner. To this end, the use of already existing components of the UWB... Agent:

20110066026 - Rf coil for use in magnetic resonance imaging in integrated spect and mr imaging: An apparatus and method for performing dual modality SPECT/MRI imaging on an object in combination with a whole-body MRI system includes a collimated nuclear radiation detector for receiving radiation from the object, and a radiofrequency MRI coil enveloping the object and interfaced with the collimated nuclear radiation detector. The MRI... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110066028 - Systems and methods for remote monitoring of implantable medical device lead temperatures during an mri procedure: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and responding to excessive heating of implantable medical device leads, such as leads used with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure. In one example, a critical temperature is determined for the lead that is representative, e.g., of... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110066029 - Electromagnetic medical device: An insertable or implantable medical device includes an elongated member having a proximal end, a distal end, at least one conductive coil near the distal end, and electrical conductors which carry current from the coil towards the proximal end. The coil surrounds or is surrounded by a flexible magnetic polymeric... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110066030 - Systems and methods for shear wave field formation: An ultrasound imaging system provides dynamic control of a shear wave front used to image viscoelasticity in a biological tissue. The system receives an indication of a region of interest and selects a shear wave front shape. The system also selects, based on the selected shear wave front shape, focus... Agent: Mr Holdings (hk) Ltd.

20110066031 - Ultrasound system and method of performing measurement on three-dimensional ultrasound image: Embodiments for providing an ultrasound system of performing a 3D measurement, comprise: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object and receive ultrasound echo signals reflected from the target object to acquire ultrasound data; a user interface configured to receive input data from a... Agent:

20110066032 - Asymmetric ultrasound phased-array transducer: An asymmetric ultrasound transducer array may include multiple regions or groups of transducer elements. The regions may be configured to generate respective ultrasound beams with different capabilities, such as, e.g., focusing at varying focal depths and lateral steering, and/or focusing into different volumes.... Agent:

20110066033 - Probe of ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of suppressing vibration thereof: A probe of an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and a method of suppressing vibration thereof are disclosed. The probe includes a transducer moving along a preset locus; a drive unit driving the transducer, a detector sensing real-time vibration of the transducer during movement of the transducer, and a controller controlling operation... Agent:

20110066034 - Optical detection method and device for optical detection of the condition of joints: An optical detection method is provided, wherein a body part (5) comprising at least one joint is irradiated with light. Local attenuation of the light by the body part (5) is detected as attenuation measurements (2) at the position of the at least one joint and at the position of... Agent:

20110066035 - Temperature profile mapping and guided thermotherapy: Techniques, apparatus and systems that use an optical probe head to deliver light to a target and to collect light from the target for imaging and monitoring a target while a separate radiation is applied to treat the target.... Agent: Tomophase Corporation

20110066036 - Mobile system and method for addressing symptoms related to mental health conditions: A system and method for addressing mental health conditions includes a mobile processing device capable of executing a software application stored in memory. The software application is configured to employ peripheral devices associated with the mobile processing device to provide a user with a self-treating option for addressing mental conditions.... Agent:

20110066037 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066038 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066039 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066042 - Estimation of blood flow and hemodynamic parameters from a single chest-worn sensor, and other circuits, devices and processes: An electronic monitoring device includes an electronic processor (520) having at least one signal input for body monitoring, and a memory (530) holding instructions for the electronic processor coupled to the electronic processor so that the electronic processor is operable to isolate a cardiac signal including cardiac pulses combined with... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110066041 - Motion/activity, heart-rate and respiration from a single chest-worn sensor, circuits, devices, processes and systems: A respiration monitoring device includes an accelerometer (210) for application to the chest, whereby acceleration is possible due to both non-respiratory body motion and respiration, and an electronic circuit (DSP) responsive to an acceleration signal from the accelerometer and operable to separate from the acceleration signal a heart signal, a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110066040 - Physiologic parameter monitoring apparatus: A physiologic parameter monitor includes a parameter value determiner that determines a parameter value indicative of a response of a human or animal subject to fluid intake during fluid therapy. The parameter value determiner determines the parameter value based on a signal indicative of a non-invasively obtained state of the... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20110066044 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066045 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066043 - System for measuring vital signs during hemodialysis: The invention provides a system for continuously monitoring a patient during hemodialysis. The system includes a hemodialysis machine for performing the hemodialysis process that features a controller, a pump, a dialyzer filter, a lumen, and an interface to a body-worn monitor. A patient attaches to the dialysis machine through the... Agent:

20110066047 - Eccentric pressure catheter with guidewire compatibility: There is herein described a catheter for measuring a pressure in a cardiovascular system. The catheter comprises: a guiding tube adapted for insertion into the cardiovascular system. The guiding tube defines a lumen for sliding a guidewire therethrough. The catheter further comprises a tip pressure sensor eccentrically mounted relative to... Agent:

20110066046 - Implantable flat blood pressure sensing cuff structure and implantable blood pressure monitoring device using the cuff structure: An implantable flat blood pressure sensing cuff structure and an implantable blood pressure monitoring device use a first portion of the cuff structure that comprises a sidewall that extends from a surface and contains a pressure sensor, and a second portion of the cuff structure that is configured to overlie... Agent:

20110066048 - Apparatus for evaluating vascular endothelial function: An apparatus for evaluating a vascular endothelial function, includes: a first cuff, to be wound around a first body part of a subject; a second cuff, to be wound around a second body part of the subject; a cuff pressure controller, configured to control a cuff pressure of each of... Agent: Hiroshima University

20110066049 - Pulse abnormality detecting device: A pulse abnormality detecting device comprises a band attached to a wrist, a first sliding member with which the band is armored and which slides in the circumference direction of the band along the band, a second sliding member which is slidably provided on the first sliding member and which... Agent: Hiroshi Matsumoto

20110066053 - Adaptive sampling: A method and apparatus is disclosed for adaptively sampling an analogue signal to increase the sampling rate in the presence of high frequency content within the signal, for example, QRS complex of an ECG signal. In one aspect, a change in a derivative of the analogue signal is used to... Agent: Imec

20110066050 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066051 - Body-worn vital sign monitor: The invention provides a body-worn monitor featuring a processing system that receives a digital data stream from an ECG system. A cable houses the ECG system at one terminal end, and plugs into the processing system, which is worn on the patient's wrist like a conventional wristwatch. The ECG system... Agent:

20110066054 - Method and electronic medical device for simultaneously measuring an impedance and a biopotential signal: A method and device is disclosed for continuously and simultaneously measuring an impedance signal and a biopotential signal on a biological subject's skin. In one aspect, the method includes attaching input and output electrodes to the biological subject's skin and applying a predetermined alternating current having a first frequency to... Agent: Imec

20110066052 - Method and system for reducing power line interferences in an ecg signal: A method and system for correcting power line interferences in an ElectroCardioGram (ECG) signal is disclosed. The method comprises: providing an input signal having ECG signal along with interference signals to a digital filter capable of filtering at a preset frequency and identifying current power line frequency, if any, from... Agent:

20110066055 - System and method for use with an implantable medical device for detecting stroke based on physiological and electrocardiac indices: Techniques are provided for detecting stroke within a patient using an implantable medical device. In one example, various electrocardiac and physiological signals are sensed within the patient by the implantable device. The device derives a set of indices from the sensed signals based on parameters affected by stroke. Stroke is... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110066056 - Exercise auxiliary device: The exercise auxiliary device comprises a body, a fastener, an ear-clip heart rate sensor, a microprocessor and an indicator. The fastener is mounted on the body for attaching the body to a garment on a user. The ear-clip heart rate sensor is adapted to clip an earlobe of the user,... Agent:

20110066057 - Electrical angle gauge: Methods of using electrodes to obtain physiological location motion data are provided. Embodiments of the methods include producing an electrode from a broadcasting electrode that is proximal to the physiological location of interest and detecting a change in an induced electric potential at a receiving electrode to obtain the motion... Agent:

20110066059 - System and method for anticipating the onset of an obstructive sleep apnea event: Systems and methods for detecting a general breathing event and for anticipating an onset of an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) event. The method for detecting a general breathing event includes receiving a plurality of signals from at least one microphone. The method also includes determining a one-sided power spectral density... Agent: Sleep Methods

20110066058 - System and method for three-dimensional airway reconstruction, assessment and analysis: This invention relates to a system and method for three-dimensional airway reconstruction, assessment and analysis. Specifically, the invention relates to a system and method for acquiring one- and two-dimensional data regarding a cavity, such as an esophagus or an airway, and manipulating that data to reconstruct a three-dimensional geometrical object... Agent: Ran Ben-david

20110066060 - Apparatus and method for diagnostic gas analysis: A handheld, small but accurate and reliable device for diagnostic NO measurements using a NO sensor, where the parameters governing the taking of the sample are different from the parameters optimal for the accuracy of said NO sensor I described. By temporarily storing a portion of the exhaled air, and... Agent: Aerocrine Ab

20110066061 - Wireless capnography: According to some embodiments, there is provided a breath monitoring device and system that includes a patient interface unit, adapted to be positioned on the patient head, said patient interface unit comprises a cannula, adapted to collect a sample of exhaled breath from a patient; and a platform unit which... Agent: Oridion Medical 1987 Ltd.

20110066062 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate: The invention provides a multi-sensor system that uses an algorithm based on adaptive filtering to monitor a patient's respiratory rate. The system features a first sensor selected from the following group: i) an impedance pneumography sensor featuring at least two electrodes and a processing circuit configured to measure an impedance... Agent:

20110066064 - Method and system for analyzing breathing of a user: Methods, systems and apparatus for analyzing breathing of a user are disclosed. One method includes sensing motion of a first portion of the user, sensing motion of a second portion of the user, and generating a summed signal by inversely summing the sensed motion of the first portion of the... Agent: Wellcore Corporation

20110066063 - Respiratory inductive plethysmography band: The invention relates to improved apparatus and methods for respiratory inductive plesthysmography. The invention includes apparatus for measuring changes in the circumference of a subject comprising of an energisable conducting wire having two ends, engagement means for engaging said ends to form a gapless conducting loop, the engagement means being... Agent: Compumedics Medical Innovation Pty Ltd.

20110066065 - Systems and methods to identify a subgroup of adhd at higher risk for complicating conditions: This invention is directed to embodiments of systems and methods to identify a subgroup of ADHD at higher risk for complicating conditions that, for example, may be of concern to an ADHD evaluation, may account for attention and behavior symptoms, and may lead a clinician to exclusion of ADHD from... Agent: Lexicor Medical Technology, LLC

20110066066 - Device for the detection of symptomatic jaw behaviour: A device for detecting symptomatic jaw behaviour in a user includes a mouthpiece (1) to be worn in a mouth of the user. The mouthpiece is provided with at least one sensor (2) for electronically receiving a jaw muscle signal. The at least one sensor is herein coupled to an... Agent: Bruxtec B.v.

20110066068 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of functional impairment: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of functional impairment in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting a plurality of tests to a subject on a display, the plurality of tests comprising a series of scenes, the scene comprising at least one stimulus, wherein... Agent:

20110066071 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of spatial distractor tasks: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of spatial distractor tasks in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting at least one scene to a subject on a display, said scene comprising a plurality of elements and a background; (2) modulating the saliency of a... Agent:

20110066069 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of visual form discrimination: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of visual form discrimination in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting at least one scene to a subject on a display, said scene comprising a plurality of elements and a background; (2) distorting at least one geometric... Agent:

20110066070 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of visual motion discrimination: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of visual motion discrimination in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting a scene, comprising a plurality of elements and a background, to a subject on a display; (2) moving a plurality of elements relative to the scene;... Agent:

20110066067 - Methods for diagnosis and treatment of processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances and abnormal postures: Methods for diagnosis and treatment are provided for a patient having processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances or abnormal postures. In one embodiment, a patient is identified having retinal signal problems creating at least one negative medical condition. Then the amount of a natural hormone in the eye is increased such... Agent:

20110066072 - Intracranial pressure sensor: An intracranial pressure device for measuring CSF pressure in a skull includes a housing located between the scalp and the skull containing pressure device circuitry and a conduit extending downwardly from the housing to the vicinity of the CSF. A pressure sensor is coupled to the conduit and located in... Agent: Drexel University

20110066073 - Biopsy device with acoustic element: The invention relates to a biopsy device, particularly a biopsy device comprising a shaft with a transducer element for providing information about acoustic properties of a material to be analysed, a system of positioning a biopsy device and a method for positioning a biopsy device. The biopsy device may be... Agent:

20110066074 - Filter for fine needle biopsy: A biopsy needle comprises a first lumen open to a tissue penetrating distal tip of the needle for receiving a tissue sample therein and a second lumen in combination with a filter separating the first and second lumens from one another, the filter being configured to permit fluids to pass... Agent:

20110066075 - Device for biopsy of tumors: A device and method of use for securing and coring of tumors within the body during a biopsy of the tumor, specifically breast tumors. An adhesion probe for securing the tumor is described. The probe secures the tumor by piercing the tumor and providing a coolant to the distal tip... Agent: Sanarus Technologies, LLC

20110066076 - Interstitial fluid collection method and interstitial fluid collection kit and interstitial fluid collection sheet used for the method: A interstitial fluid collection kit for collecting interstitial fluid extracted via micropores formed in a skin is disclosed. The kit includes a marker sheet that has an adhesive face and that defines a region in which micropores are to be formed; a transparent retention sheet having an adhesive face; and... Agent: Sysmex Corporation

20110066077 - Blood sampling needle: A blood sampling needle has a shell, a trigger seat, a needle stand, an elastic resetter and a safety switching member. The shell is provided with inner wall, retaining space, needle outlet and insertion end. A through-flange is formed into the shell. The through-flange and inner wall form a release... Agent: Profession Enterprises Co.

20110066080 - Medical navigation method & system: A method of determining a rotational axis of a joint, comprising the steps of: moving at least one bone of the joint; recording coordinates of the at least one bone as it moves; and using the recorded coordinates to calculate a rotational axis. A system for determining a rotational axis... Agent: Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ag

20110066078 - Pain monitor for a patient undergoing a medical procedure: A pain monitor for a patient undergoing a medical procedure includes a housing adapted to fit in a hand of the patient, a force sensor, and a battery-powered data processor. The patient is instructed to squeeze the housing with a force representing his level of pain. That force is measured... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110066079 - Prosthetic device and system and method for implanting prosthetic device: A prosthetic device includes one or more components configured to be disposed in a joint. The component includes at least one feature configured to provide information about the component. The information can be used to determine or create the relationship between the component and the joint and/or other components. This... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20110066082 - Method and system for quantitative assessment of visual motor response: A method is presented to address quantitative assessment of visual motor response in a subject, where the method comprises the steps of: (1) presenting at least one scene to a subject on a display; (2) modulating the contrast of a predetermined section of the scene; (3) moving the predetermined section... Agent:

20110066081 - Sensor-based health monitoring system: Implementations for sensor-based health monitoring systems are generally disclosed.... Agent:

  
03/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110060179 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device with attachment portion for receiving tracking device: A transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device having a tracking device with a mating portion and at least one set of two or more reflective elements, a casing separate from a tracking device and containing at least one coil winding having a known orientation within the casing, and an attachment... Agent: Nexstim Oy

20110060180 - Method of treating anal incontinence: A method for treating anal incontinence is provided, in which a support member is implanted in a tissue pathway extending from a first location posterior to and adjacent the anus, through the perineum anterior to the anus and terminating at a location posterior to and adjacent the anus opposite the... Agent:

20110060181 - Biphasic and dynamic adjustable support devices and methods with assist and recoil capabilities for treatment of cardiac pathologies: The present invention provides a direct cardiac contact device adapted to be implanted in a patient suffering from congestive heart failure and related cardiac pathologies, said cardiac device having means for providing ventricular assist, ventricular support and diastolic recoil, or for providing ventricular support and diastolic recoil only.... Agent: Corlnnova Incorporated

20110060182 - Systems for engaging a bodily tissue and methods of using the same: Systems for engaging a bodily tissue and methods of using the same. In at least one embodiment of an exemplary system for use with a vacuum source for engaging a tissue of the present disclosure, the system comprises an engagement catheter comprising a proximal end, a distal end, first and... Agent: Cvdevices, LLC

20110060186 - Biological navigation device: A biological navigation device that can be attached or integrated with an elongated tool, such as an endoscope, is disclosed. The device can be used for propulsive advance through a biological lumen. The device can anchor to the biological lumen. The device can subsequently or concurrently propel the endoscope and... Agent:

20110060184 - Endoscopic illumination system, assembly and methods for staged illumination of different target areas: The inventive subject matter is generally directed to an illumination system for staged illumination in an endoscopic procedure. The inventive system generally includes an illumination apparatus supporting a light source that is configured for removable assembly with an endoscope. The assembly is configured for insertion into a natural or artificial... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20110060187 - Feeding tube system: An endoscope collar for use with an endoscope. The endoscope collar comprising a main portion comprising a proximal end that detachably couples to an end of the endoscope and a collar protrusion extending from the main portion. The collar protrusion is configured to be removably located within the aperture of... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110060185 - Medical device system and calibration method for medical instrument: An endoscope system is provided with an insertion portion having a rigid portion disposed at a distal end portion of the insertion portion, an ultrasound probe that has a first sensor for detecting a position and a direction at a probe distal end portion, is inserted from an insertion port... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110060183 - Multi-instrument access devices and systems: A surgical access system for use in minimally invasive procedures such as single port or laparoscopic surgery. The system has a sealed base positionable in an incision formed in a body wall and at least two access tubes extending through the base. Each access tube includes a rigid tube having... Agent:

20110060188 - Low cost disposable medical forceps to enable a hollow central channel for various functionalities: The present invention relates to an endoscopic biopsy forceps (10) with an open central channel. The forceps include a sheath (20) having a proximal end and a distal end, a housing (50) connected with the distal end of the outer sheath, an open channel actuator control means (30) having a... Agent: Fraunhofer Usa, Inc.

20110060189 - Apparatus and methods for capsule endoscopy of the esophagus: Apparatus and methods for capsule endoscopy are described for locating, positioning, steering, aiming and tracking of an endoscopy capsule (100) within a patient's esophagus and stomach. The apparatus includes an endoscopy capsule (100) with a magnetic element (110), an external capsule positioning system (200) including at least one magnet (202)... Agent: Given Imaging Ltd.

20110060190 - Laryngoscope apparatus with enhanced viewing capability: Laryngoscope apparatus including a curved laryngoscope blade and an optical system for affording a field of view along a deflected line of sight for reducing patient manipulation and/or the degree of force required to achieve a good glottic view.... Agent: Truphatek International Ltd.

20110060191 - Musical otoscope: The present invention relates to otoscopes and more specifically to musical or sound emitting otoscopes that may serve to calm pediatric patient or patients with emotional or developmental disabilities. The musical otoscope incorporates a head capable of receiving a speculum, a speaker mounted within the head and a sound reproduction... Agent:

20110060192 - Insertion aid for oral and nasal medical devices: Embodiments of the present invention include an insertion aid device with a handle, a tongue depressor, a tracheal suction catheter guide, and a guide with a recess formed by a pair of prongs. The guide may be configured to accommodate the cross-sectional shape of a tracheal suction catheter, a nasogastric... Agent:

20110060193 - Split hoop wound retractor: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110060194 - Retractor: A retractor for placement in a wound to hold the wound open during a surgical procedure comprising a closed loop formed of a plastic material permeable to X-ray radiation, said closed loop having two opposite members that can be brought together from a starting position to enable insertion of wound... Agent:

20110060195 - Cosmetic treatment method for treating the scalp: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a cosmetic treatment method that treats the human scalp, including applying a cosmetic composition and/or a gas to the scalp with a spray device operating with a compressed gas, a mean size of the sprayed particles of composition lying in the range 10... Agent: L'oreal

20110060196 - Flexible mounting unit and cover for a medical device: Generally, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an adhesive mounting unit that is formed from a nonwoven polymeric material that is breathable, flexible, waterproof and durable. Additionally, the adhesive mounting unit of the present disclosure includes a retention mechanism that is insert molded directly into or on the... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110060198 - Multi-parametric fluid determination systems using complex admittance: Apparatus, systems, and methods related to determining the identity and concentration of an intravenous fluid. The apparatus, systems, and methods described herein may provide near real-time monitoring and/or determination of the identity of the components of an intravenous fluid. The concentration and identify of all of the components of an... Agent:

20110060197 - Near infrared spectrophotometry with enhanced signal to noise performance: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for the non-invasive spectrophotometric monitoring of an optical property of a tissue volume are described. Multiple optical signals having different modulation frequencies are introduced into the tissue volume simultaneously and on a continuous basis throughout the monitoring session. Multiple optical signal portions incident... Agent: O2 Medtech, Inc.

20110060199 - Determination of blood pump system performance and sample dilution using a property of fluid being transported: The use of an optical or other measurement in a blood access system enables the determination of a fluid sample appropriate for measurement on a real time basis. This information can be used to control the blood access system and related measurement processes. The determination can be based on, for... Agent:

20110060200 - In vivo blood spectrometry: A process and apparatus for determining the arterial and venous oxygenation of blood in vivo with improved precision. The optical properties of tissue are measured by determination of differential and total attenuations of light at a set of wavelengths. By choosing distinct wavelengths and using the measured attenuations, the influence... Agent:

20110060201 - Integrated pulse oximeter-pulse flowmeter: This device uses electrical impedance and signal processing to measure the small change in volume (“Pulse Volume”) of a limb-segment that occurs with each heartbeat. “Pulsatile Flow” is defined as the pulse volume multiplied by the heart rate and is an index of tissue perfusion. This information can be combined... Agent:

20110060203 - Analyzing instrument: The present invention relates to an analyzing instrument (X1) provided with a capillary (5) for moving a sample liquid. The analyzing instrument (X1) includes a dehumidification region for maintaining a constant moisture content in the capillary (5). Preferably, the dehumidification region has a hygroscopicity of no less than 2%. Preferably,... Agent:

20110060202 - Dehydration detector using micro-needles: Examples are generally described that include an array of micro-needles. A capillary may be coupled to the array of micro-needles and configured to receive fluid from at least a portion of the array. A conductivity sensor may be arranged to measure conductivity of the fluid within the capillary, and a... Agent:

20110060204 - Negative pressure dressing and method of using same: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for treating a wound by applying reduced or negative pressure to the wound. The apparatus can include a wound cover (24), a fluid collection container (38); a vacuum pump ((30), an inflation pump (52), and one or more conduits. The wound cover (24) can... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Inc.

20110060205 - System for the noninvasive determination of tracer concentration in blood: The invention relates to a general composite compartmental model and a compartmental analysis procedure to extract non-invasively the concentration (Cp) of the imaging agent in plasma (301), in metabolites (304, 504) and in blood elements (303) (like red cells, platelets, plasma protein etc.) from time signal curves measured within a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.v.

20110060206 - Device for determining body functions: A device for determining one or multiple body functions of a person includes at least one body function sensor, an electronic unit, and a fixing arrangement for detachably fastening the device to the body of the person. The electronic unit includes a first film having a printed conductor structure, at... Agent:

20110060207 - Catheter with contractable mapping assembly: The invention is directed to a mapping catheter useful for mapping tubular regions in and around the heart. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body. A mapping assembly is provided at the distal end of the catheter body. The mapping assembly comprises a tubular structure comprising a pre-formed generally... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.

20110060208 - Tonometer: A non-contact tonometer for measuring the intra-ocular pressure of an eye, projecting light into the eye and measuring the reflected light as affected by mechanical distortion. The cornea is distorted by delivering a pneumatic pulse. The tonometer consists mainly of an electro-optical unit mountable on the head of a user... Agent:

20110060209 - Intracorporeal monitoring apparatus having flection: In one embodiment, an intracorporeal monitoring apparatus having a flection includes: a tip unit that receives an ultrasonic signal or light from inside a subject and converts the ultrasonic signal or light into an electric signal; a guiding unit that transmits the electric signal obtained by the tip unit; and... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110060210 - Method for assessing the probability of disease development in tissue: A method for detecting conditions in tissues that can lead to disease includes an in vivo measurement of the mechanical characteristics of the tissues using Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). The deviation of mechanical characteristics such as tissue stiffness from a predetermined norm is determined and indicated on an image of... Agent:

20110060211 - Systems and methods for tomographic imaging in diffuse media using a hybrid inversion technique: The invention relates to systems and methods for tomographic imaging in diffuse media employing a fast reconstruction technique. A hybrid Fourier approach is presented that enables the fast tomographic reconstruction of large datasets. In certain embodiments, the invention features methods of in vivo fluorescence molecular tomographic (FMT) reconstruction of signals,... Agent:

20110060213 - Method and apparatus for positioning a reference frame: A method and apparatus to perform a procedure that can include a processor assisted surgical procedure. During the procedure patient space and image space can be registered to allow for tracking of various tracking sensors. A dynamic reference frame can be used to maintain localization of the patient space with... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc

20110060212 - Methods and apparatus for flow restoration: Methods for restoring blood flow in occluded blood vessels using an apparatus having a self expandable distal segment that is pre-formed to assume a superimposed structure in an unconstrained condition but can be made to take on a volume-reduced form making it possible to introduce it with a microcatheter and... Agent: Micro Therapeutics, Inc.

20110060214 - Systems and methods for performing image guided procedures within the ear, nose, throat and paranasal sinuses: Devices, systems and methods for performing image guided interventional and surgical procedures, including various procedures to treat sinusitis and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, ears, nose or throat.... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.

20110060215 - Apparatus and method for continuous noninvasive measurement of respiratory function and events: An apparatus and method for non-invasive and continuous measurement of respiratory chamber volume and associated parameters including respiratory rate, respiratory rhythm, tidal volume, dielectric variability and respiratory congestion. In particular, a non-invasive apparatus and method for determining dynamic and structural physiologic data from a living subject including a change in... Agent:

20110060216 - Method and apparatus for surgical navigation of a multiple piece construct for implantation: A method and apparatus for percutaneous and/or minimally invasive implantation of a construct. The construct may be implanted using a navigation system for planning and execution of a procedure. A plurality of portions of the construct may be interconnected using locations and paths determined and navigated with the navigation system.... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc

20110060217 - Powerhead of a power injection system: A contrast media injection system includes detects the absolute position of the syringe ram using a non-contact sensor. A series of magnets and Hall-Effect sensors may be used or an opto-reflective system. Illuminated knobs that are connected to the drive mechanism for the syringe ram rotate with the drive and... Agent:

20110060218 - Injector auto purge: An auto purge for an intravenous contrast injector of the type having a motor which advances a plunger drive ram and configured for use with a pre-filled or user-filled syringe containing an approximate known amount of air including a processor which causes the motor to move and a memory storing... Agent:

20110060219 - Powerhead control in a power injection system: A dual head contrast media injection system performs a patency check or test injection, determining flow rate and/or flow volume from the programmed protocol. The tubing that connects syringes to a patient shares only a short common section near to the patient. Appropriate injection steps are taken to compensate for... Agent:

20110060220 - Virtual mapping of an anatomical pivot point and alignment therewith: A system and method is provided for resolving a pivot point via touchless interaction. It applies to situations where one end of a rigid object is inaccessible but remains stationary at a pivot point, while the other end is free to move and is accessible to an input pointing device.... Agent:

20110060222 - Method and apparatus for characterizing inhomgeneities using axial shear strain elastography: The present invention relates to systems and methods for characterizing inhomogeneities in deformable target bodies. More particularly, the disclosure relates to methods and systems for axial-shear strain elastography (ASSE) and their use in analyzing inclusions such as but not limited to, tumors as well as directing cancer therapies such as... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20110060221 - Temperature prediction using medical diagnostic ultrasound: Temperature related information or a temperature characteristic is detected, at least in part, with a medical diagnostic ultrasound system. Anatomy information from an ultrasound scan is used with modeling to determine the temperature or other temperature related parameter. Ultrasound information may be obtained in real-time with application of thermal therapy,... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110060223 - Providing a three-dimensional ultrasound image based on an ellipsoidal region of interest in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing a 3D (three-dimensional) ultrasound image based on an ellipsoidal region of interest (ROI) 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... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110060224 - Non-invasive continuous doppler monitoring device for arterial blood flow to distal body parts: A Doppler sensor for non-invasive continuous Doppler monitoring for arterial blood flow to a distal body part of a patient that employs a Doppler transducer for placement at the distal body part of the patient and an adhesive conductive gel for placement between the Doppler transducer and the distal body... Agent: Tz Medical, Inc.

20110060225 - Ultrasound probe with integrated pulsers: Various embodiments of an ultrasound probe for use with an ultrasound system are provided to enable local waveform generation with respect to the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe includes a plurality of transducer elements which are independently configured to transmit distinct waveforms. Certain embodiments include a variety of probes that... Agent: General Electric Company

20110060226 - Fresnel-based beamforming for ultrasonic arrays: An ultrasonic beamformer may include an input signal line for each ultrasonic transducer element configured to carry a broadband pulse from the ultrasonic element. The ultrasonic beamformer may include a number of signal shifters that is substantially less than the number of transducer elements. Each signal shifter may be configured... Agent: University Of Southern California

20110060227 - Tissue visualization and manipulation system: Tissue visualization and manipulation systems are described herein. Such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration. In use, the imaging hood is placed against or adjacent to a region of tissue to be imaged in a body lumen that is... Agent: Voyage Medical, Inc.

20110060228 - Method and apparatus for evaluating fluidity of blood: In order to supply a method and a device that can evaluate the fluidity of blood with good sensitivity in a simple manner, there is provided a blood fluidity evaluation method in which a pressure member is pressed against a test site upon a test subject, blood at the test... Agent: Adtex Inc.

20110060230 - Determination of diastolic heart failure: An exemplary method includes detecting a change in state of a cardiac valve, detecting elongation of the left ventricle substantially along its major axis, determining a time difference between the change in state of the cardiac valve and the elongation of the left ventricle and, based at least in part... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110060229 - Systems, methods, and devices for facilitating access to target anatomical sites or environments: Methods and structures for detecting a physiologic parameter of a target anatomical environment. The device including a housing with a distal portion first port couplable to a probe and a proximal portion; and a sensing unit, a processing unit, and an output unit carried by the housing, the output unit... Agent: Mirador Biomedical

20110060231 - Training apparatus, control segment for training, and control method: A training apparatus is made up of a tight fitting band 100, a main device 200, a measuring segment 300, and a control segment 400. The tight fitting band 100 is wrapped around a predetermined region of a limb. The tight fitting band 100 has an air-tight inflatable bag. The... Agent: Sato Sports Plaza Co., Ltd.

20110060232 - Retinal flow cytometry: The present invention provides methods and devices for performing flow cytometry. In one embodiment, blood circulating through one or more retinal blood vessels of a subject is illuminated in-vivo so as to excite a plurality of fluorescent-labeled cells contained in the blood. The fluorescence radiation emitted by the excited cells... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110060234 - Automated identification of culprit coronary artery using anatomically oriented ecg data display: An ECG monitoring system analyzes ECG signals of leads associated with different anatomical locations of the body for evidence of ST elevation in the lead signals. The ST elevation and depression measurements of the leads are plotted in a graphical display organized in relation to the anatomical points which are... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110060235 - Method and system for determining a physiological condition: The present invention relates to a method for determining a physiological condition of a person, comprising sampling a plurality of heart beats of the person, extracting a series of cardiac R-R intervals from the heart beat samples, and providing a two-dimensional representation of subsequent R-R intervals, wherein two subsequent R-R... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110060233 - Methods and system for implementing a clinical trial: A system and method for automating the implementation of and collection of data during a clinical trial on living subjects includes a computer-based clinical trial management system, programmed to define clinical trial protocols and to store subject data, including a subject identifier; an electronic subject monitoring system, for acquiring physiological... Agent:

20110060236 - Method for measuring breath temperature in breath alcohol testing: In a method for determining ethanol concentration by exhalation tests there is obtained an additional feature in indirect measuring of the temperature of the exhalation air by making an IR measurement at a wave length with a high absorption of water molecules.... Agent: Nanopuls Ab

20110060237 - Respiration impedance measuring device and method, and respiration impedance display method: Continuous measurement of respiratory impedance with very high precision is enabled by executing noise removal. An air vibration pressure by an oscillation wave obtained by frequency culling such that the oscillation wave has only frequency components left by the culling from a plurality of different frequencies, is applied by a... Agent:

20110060238 - Systems and methods for intra-operative physiological functional stimulation: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide safeguarding against tissue injury during surgical procedures and/or identify nerve damage occurring prior to surgery and/or verify range of motion or attributes of muscle contraction during reconstructive surgery. Embodiments of methods according to the present invention provide the ability to intra-operatively simulate post-operative physiologic... Agent: Checkpoint Surgical, LLC

20110060239 - Analysing impedance measurements: A method for use in analysing impedance measurements performed on a subject, the method including, in a processing system determining at least one impedance value indicative of the impedance of at least one leg segment of the subject; and determining an indicator using the at least one impedance value, the... Agent:

20110060240 - Medical device for use with neuromonitoring equipment: A system and method to detect fracture in a pedicle portion of a vertebra. The system includes a longitudinal member adapted for insertion into a pedicle and a sensor including first and second electrical contacts for connection to first and second portions of the longitudinal member. The longitudinal member includes... Agent:

20110060241 - Volume specific characterization of human skin by electrical immittance: This invention relates to a sensor assembly and a method for measuring characteristics of a surface, preferably skin, comprising a first pair of current supply electrodes coupled to a current source, providing an electrical current to the skin, at least one pickup electrodes at chosen positions relative to the current... Agent: Idex Asa

20110060243 - Systems and methods for intra-operative regional neural stimulation: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a means for determining, as an example, the health or location of nerves. Generally, embodiments according to the present invention may be used to verify the absence of nerve tissue along a prospective incision location to avoid damage caused by such... Agent: Checkpoint Surgical, LLC

20110060242 - Systems and methods for intra-operative stimulation within a surgical field: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide safeguarding against tissue injury during surgical procedures and/or identify nerve damage occurring prior to surgery and/or verify range of motion or attributes of muscle contraction during reconstructive surgery. Such improved assemblies may be utilized in embodiments of methods according to the present invention allowing,... Agent: Checkpoint Surgical, LLC

20110060244 - Systems, methods and products for diagnostic hearing assessments distributed via the use of a computer network: The systems, methods and associated devices performing diagnostic hearing tests which use a computer network to allow interaction between a test administration site and one or a plurality of remote patient sites. The test can be administered by an audiologist or clinician at a site remote from the patient, in... Agent:

20110060245 - Device for measuring intracranial pressure in newborns and babies and a supporting member for said device: The invention relates to medicine. The inventive device for measuring intracranial pressure in newborns and babies comprises a body, a supporting member with a leveling surface on the end face thereof, a movable bush which is provided with the supporting member coaxially attached thereto and which bush is arranged in... Agent:

20110060246 - Analysis system and method for determining an analyte in a body fluid with a magazine comprising integrated sample acquisition and analyzing elements: Analysis system for determining an analyte in a body fluid is presented. The system comprises a reusable analysis instrument and a magazine having a plurality of integrated sample acquisition and analyzing elements. Each element comprises a puncturing element and an analyzing element. A coupling unit couples the integrated sample acquisition... Agent:

20110060250 - Device for detecting vibration in living body and device for examining physiological state of the living body using the same: It is intended to provide a device for detecting a vibration in a living body by which a vibration caused by, for example, a vibration caused by a change in a part (in particular, the head) of a subject, respiration, pulsation, cough, snore, an eyeball movement, a body movement, a... Agent:

20110060247 - Methods and apparatus for measuring bone lengths: Methods and apparatus measuring bone lengths are provided. The methods include acquiring bone image information from a dual-energy x-ray scan of a subject and generating a dual-energy image using the acquired bone information. The methods further include determining a length of at least one bone of the subject using the... Agent: General Electric Company

20110060248 - Physical configuration detector, physical configuration detecting program, and physical configuration detecting method: Disclosed is a physical configuration detector, a physical configuration detecting program, and a physical configuration detecting method, which can detect the physical configuration of an object, regardless of whether the object is in motion or not, and which can also decrease the amount of work necessary to prepare for dictionaries... Agent:

20110060249 - Pipe-shaped sensor device: The invention relates to a sensor device (1) for measuring an axial force in the longitudinal pipe direction of a pipe (4) and/or at least one torque, having a measuring element (2) comprising an adapter connection (3) connected to the pipe by means of a flanged socket part, by means... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh

20110060251 - Remote cervical dilation monitoring system and method: A method of monitoring the cervical dilation of a pregnant female, comprising the steps of receiving cervical dilation data generated by a cervical dilation monitor having a sensor including a coil measuring an inductance with the coil attached to a housing such that expansion of the housing changes the inductance... Agent:

20110060252 - Monitoring apparatus and method: The apparatus for monitoring muscle contractions of a subject (for example as a check on epilepsy or Parkinson's disease) comprises: a first sensor arranged to be placed on a reference location on the body of a subject for sensing, over a prolonged period of time, a reference parameter derived from... Agent:

  
03/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20110054235 - Packaging system for brachytherapy implant and cutting thereof: The present disclosure relates to a thermo formed tray having an upper half and a lower half. The upper half and the lower half define a closed configuration when the upper half and the lower half are substantially adjacent one another and an open configuration when the upper half and... Agent:

20110054236 - Compositions and methods for targeting tumors: The present invention relates to functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. In particular, the present invention provides functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for research and clinical (e.g., targeted treatment) applications.... Agent:

20110054237 - Methods and systems for magnetic focusing of therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic agents to deep targets: Systems and methods are disclosed for trapping or focusing magnetizable particles comprising therapeutic agents at a distance using a dynamic magnetic field and feedback control, to enable the treatment of diseased areas deep inside a patient's body. The methods may be used to diagnose or treat diseased areas deep within... Agent:

20110054238 - Titanium ionic/magnetic bracelet: A titanium alloy bracelet with embedded magnets and a source of negative ions is presented. The embedded magnets are permanent and arranged in a patented alternation north-south orientation to confer improved magnetic field strength. The titanium bracelet helps to disperse the negative ions produced by the ion source.... Agent:

20110054239 - Pulsatile control system for a rotary blood pump: A system for controlling the speed of a rotary blood pump. The system oscillates the speed of the pump to produce pulsed pressure at the outlet of the pump. The speed is oscillated synchronously with the natural cardiac cycle. The natural cardiac cycle is determined using a pulsatility index calculated... Agent:

20110054240 - Induced relaxation and therapeutic apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for introducing multisensory stimuli. The apparatus includes an ergonomically contoured seating device, at least one vibrating acoustic device, at least one plate for dispersing vibration throughout the entire seating device, a rotatable mechanism for rotating the seating device.... Agent:

20110054242 - Induced relaxation and therapeutic apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for introducing multisensory stimuli. The apparatus includes an ergonomically contoured seating device, at least one vibrating acoustic device, at least one plate for dispersing vibration throughout the entire seating device, a rotatable mechanism for rotating the seating device.... Agent:

20110054241 - Sound enrichment for the relief of tinnitus: A sound enrichment system for provision of tinnitus relief, the sound enrichment system includes a noise generator, at least one signal modulator for random or pseudo-random modulation of a noise signal that is obtained using the noise generator, and an output transducer for conversion of the modulated noise signal to... Agent:

20110054243 - Tinnitus rehabiliation device and method: A tinnitus method and device for providing relief to a person suffering from the disturbing effects of tinnitus is described. The method can be implemented entirely in software to spectrally modify an audio signal in accordance with a predetermined masking algorithm which modifies the intensity of the audio signal at... Agent:

20110054244 - Adjustable device for the treatment of female urinary incontinence: A support device suitable for urethral support is adjustable for length post operatively. An elongated body has at least one everting or intersusseception section and a line going through a passage in the elongated body. The elongated body is supported in the patient and the line is adjustable by an... Agent:

20110054245 - Implantable device for controlling defecation and related method: An implantable device for selectively controlling defecation has an outer body defining on one end a flange that is surgically attachable to the person's anus and/or tissue adjacent to the anus. A connector is mounted on the other end of the outer body and is secured to the distal end... Agent:

20110054247 - Methods for cloning ferrets and transgenic ferret models for diseases: The invention provides a transgenic Mustelidae in which a gene associated with a human disease or condition comprises a targeted genetic modification, and uses thereof. Also provided is a method to cryopreserve Mustelidae embryos or cells, and to enhance the number of live offspring from cryopreserved Mustelidae embryos.... Agent:

20110054246 - Whole genome scan to discover quantitative trai loci (qtl) affecting growth, body composition, and reproduction in maternal pig lines: The present invention provides compositions and methods useful for determining an animal's genotype and to select animals having a desired genotype. Embodiments of the invention also provide isolated nucleic acid molecules and analytical kits that may be used to determine an animal's genotype. Furthermore, the present invention provides methods for... Agent:

20110054249 - Apparatus, system and method of minimally invasive repair of pelvic organ prolapse: A system for repair of a prolapsed organ in a patient includes a support and a deployment instrument having a handle extending from a barrel and a trigger offset from the handle, the trigger is operable to advance the support out of the barrel of the deployment instrument and into... Agent:

20110054248 - Gastric band with electric stimulation: A gastric band system including a functional electrical stimulation component is provided. Stimulation electrodes on the gastric band may be used to stimulate the vagal nerve and/or splanchnic nerve, which can inhibit the patient's appetite. The gastric band may have an inflatable member for adjusting a stoma size. The stimulation... Agent:

20110054250 - Penile prosthesis cap, assembly, and implantation tool: A cap configured to be attached to a cylinder of an implantable penile prosthesis includes a body section and a tip section. The body section defines a recess that is attachable to an end of the cylinder of the implantable penile prosthesis and the tip section terminates in a tip... Agent:

20110054251 - Device for carrying out a sexual act: Device for fulfilling sex αcf comprising α prosthesis placed, at least partially, around the male-member, at the base thereof, characterized by comprising means for retaining in place said prosthesis around the member, and in that said prosthesis is inflatable.... Agent:

20110054252 - Endoscope having optical fibers: An endoscope for image pickup of an object by receiving image light with an image sensor includes an elongated tube. A fiber optic image guide includes a plurality of optical fibers being bundled, and has a distal tip, is inserted through the elongated tube, for transmitting the image light focused... Agent:

20110054253 - Method and device for automated translational movement of an endoscope through the digestive tract: Device for automated translational movement of an endoscope through the digestive tract, comprising, at least: (i) pneumatic translational movement means; and (ii) electronic control means, that enable the automated and coordinated method of the translational movement means. The translational movement means include: at least one radial chamber immobilized on the... Agent:

20110054254 - Coil arrangement for guiding a magnetic element in a working space: A coil arrangement for contact-free guidance of a magnetic element such as an endoscopy capsule, has a number of individual coils arranged in pairs by which the components of a guidance field are generated. By arranging the individual coils to include coils corresponding to blades at an exterior of a... Agent:

20110054255 - Method for controlling the movement of an endoscopic capsule: In a method to control the movement of an endoscopy capsule in a hollow organ of a patient using a magnet system, a movement signal of the endoscopy capsule in the hollow organ is detected, that represents the time curve of the spatial position. The movement signal is evaluated to... Agent:

20110054256 - In-line gas adaptor for endoscopic apparatus: The present invention provides an adaptor that is suitable for attachment to an endoscopic device for delivery of a secondary gas. The adaptor generally comprises an adaptor body with first and second fluid transport components and can include a gas inlet on one of the fluid transport components suitable for... Agent:

20110054258 - Foam port introducer: The present disclosure relates to devices for introducing a port within a body cavity. The system includes a compressible port that collapses radially for positioning into an introducer that is inserted into an incision. Methods for using the devices are also described.... Agent:

20110054259 - Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the... Agent:

20110054257 - Single incision surgical portal apparatus including inner member: A surgical apparatus includes a housing member and an inner member. The housing member includes an expandable material that is adapted to transition between a compressed condition and an expanded condition. In the expanded condition, an outer surface of the housing member is adapted for a substantial sealing relationship with... Agent:

20110054260 - Multi-functional surgical access system: A surgical access system comprises a wound retractor comprising an outer anchor, an inner anchor, and a flexible, tubular sheath extending therebetween. Embodiments of the outer anchor comprise an outer ring rotatable around an annular axis thereof, thereby rolling the sheath therearound when retracting an incision or opening in a... Agent:

20110054262 - Apparatus and method for retraction of tissue: A self-retaining retractor and surgical method of retracting integument at a surgical site comprising a medial arm moveably connected to a first end of an extension arm. The extension arm is connected to a lateral arm. The connection may be made after the medial arm is in the surgical site.... Agent:

20110054261 - Surgical portal apparatus including gear and lockout assembly: A surgical portal apparatus includes a portal, a seal, a plurality of restricting members, and a lockout assembly. The portal defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal opening. The seal is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the portal and defines a passage for reception of a surgical object. The... Agent:

20110054263 - Replaceable led illumination assembly for medical instruments: A replaceable LED assembly for medical instruments and medical devices including at least one LED(light emitting diode) to be used with the medical instruments that are using incandescent lamps or xenon lamps as illumination source. This LED illumination assembly will also allow exchange of LED lamp's without the use of... Agent:

20110054268 - Display units for use in monitoring patients and related systems and methods: Patient monitoring systems can include a docking station and a display unit. The display unit can be coupled with the docking station or decoupled from the docking station. Some display units can include one or more actuators that aid in decoupling the display unit from the docking station that can... Agent:

20110054265 - Highly reliable ingestible event markers and methods for using the same: Ingestible event markers having high reliability are provided. Aspects of the ingestible event markers include a support, a control circuit, a first electrochemical material, a second electrochemical material and a membrane. In addition, the ingestible event markers may include one or more components that impart high reliability to the ingestible... Agent:

20110054269 - Method and apparatus for providing and sharing comprehensive health information: A method and apparatus for providing life health information is provided. The method includes obtaining life health information based on at least one of a physical health state of a person, a psychological health state of the person, and interactive exchange information between the person and other people; setting a... Agent:

20110054266 - Method for protocol creation in a diagnostic imaging system: A method of exam protocol creation in a diagnostic imaging system includes initiating a non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam with the diagnostic imaging system. Concurrently with implementation of the initiated non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam, procedural characteristics of the non-protocol diagnostic imaging exam are recorded, wherein recording includes automatic system recording. In... Agent:

20110054267 - Modules for monitoring patients and related systems and methods: Patient monitoring systems can include a display unit and a patient parameter module. The patient parameter module can be connected to a docking region so as to communicate with the display unit in two or more orientations.... Agent:

20110054270 - Multimodal method and system for transmitting information about a subject: The present invention is directed to multimodal communications means for transmitting signals representing physiological, performance, and contextual information associated with a subject. In an exemplary embodiment, the multimodal communications means includes multiple radio subsystems (or modes) that enable connection to an external monitoring device to be acquired in a wide... Agent:

20110054264 - Systems and methods of alarm validation and backup in implanted medical devices: Alarm tests are disclosed which use alarm test signals to assess alarms provided by medical devices. Especially relevant are implanted devices that monitor cardiac activity and provide notification in response to medically relevant events. Alarm tests can occur periodically, or in response to a patient, doctor, or remote party initiating... Agent:

20110054272 - Method and system for monitoring physiological and athletic performance characteristics of a subject: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for monitoring characteristics of a subject. A system according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a sensor subsystem including at least one respiratory sensor disposed proximate to the subject and configured to detect a respiratory characteristic of the subject,... Agent:

20110054271 - Noninvasive method and system for monitoring physiological characteristics: Monitoring systems for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, including (i) a wearable monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of a subject's torso, and (ii) a magnetometer system that is embedded in the monitoring garment, the magnetometer system including at least paired first transmission and receiver... Agent:

20110054274 - Device and method for withdrawing body fluid: The invention relates to a device for removing body fluid with a puncture element that can puncture the skin of a body part. The device includes a housing structure for body fluids obtained from the skin puncture and a puncture drive for a back and forth movement of the puncture... Agent:

20110054273 - Health care device: Embodiments described herein relate to health monitoring apparatuses, systems and methods that allow a user to passively monitor her/his health. Embodiments include acquiring chemical substances from a subject's skin (e.g., in sweat and/or sweat vapor or oil excretions) using a sample capture system located on a mounting portion in a... Agent:

20110054275 - Mounting unit having a sensor and associated circuitry: Disclosed herein is a mounting unit assembly that includes a mounting unit and a sensor integrally formed with the mounting unit such that the mounting unit and sensor form a single unit.... Agent:

20110054277 - Contactless respiration monitoring of a patient and optical sensor for a photoplethysmography measurement: The invention also relates to an optical sensor for a photoplethysmography measurement, comprising a light unit 1 with a light emitter 2 for emitting light into tissue of a patient 8 and/or a light detector 3 for detecting a part of the emitted light after interaction with the tissue, wherein... Agent:

20110054276 - Method of monitoring an automated point-of-care fluid testing system: A method of monitoring performance of a fluid testing system is provided. The method draws a fluid sample to the testing system using a pump. A voltage output of a sensor, such as an optical sensor, is generated. The voltage output of the optical sensor during the drawing is compared... Agent:

20110054278 - Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an emitter driver configured to be capable of addressing substantially 2N nodes with N cable conductors configured to carry activation instructions from a processor. In an embodiment, an address controller outputs an activation instruction to a latch decoder configured to supply switch controls to... Agent:

20110054279 - Diagnosis of periodic breathing: A method for diagnosis comprises receiving a signal associated with respiration of a patient. The signal is processed so as to identify features that are indicative of beginning and end times of apnea episodes. Time shifts between recurrences of the features are computed and processed so as to generate an... Agent:

20110054280 - Finger type pulse and blood oxygen measuring device: The invention discloses a finger type pulse and blood oxygen measuring device, including an upper shell suite and a lower shell suite that are installed with silica gel soft finger pad, and a semi-closed holding cavity shaped by the coordination of the silica gel soft finger pad that installed within... Agent:

20110054281 - Methods and systems for detecting the hydration of sensors: A sensor system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes a connection detection device, a power source, and a delay circuit. The connection detection device determines if the sensor electronics device is connected to the sensor and... Agent:

20110054282 - Analyte monitoring system and methods for managing power and noise: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for conserving energy of a power source of an analyte monitoring device. Also disclosed herein are methods and systems for reducing noise during data transmissions to and from the analyte monitoring device.... Agent:

20110054283 - Methods and dressing systems for promoting healing of injured tissue: A dressing system is disclosed which has a sponge and a near infrared spectroscopy sensor positioned adjacent to the sponge for monitoring oxygenation levels of tissue adjacent to the sponge. The dressing system may further include a tube coupled to the sponge for removing fluid from the sponge. The dressing... Agent:

20110054284 - Anti-coagulant calibrant infusion fluid source: Methods and systems for preventing or eliminating thrombus during use of a sensor are disclosed. The method comprises providing a calibrant infusion fluid source comprising a predetermined amount of a calibrant and adding a predetermined amount of a non-heparin anti-thrombotic agent into the calibrant infusion fluid source. A system and... Agent:

20110054285 - Flexible and conformal patch pump: Provided is a flexible and conformal wearable, self-contained medical device. The medical device comprises an integral housing formed by a flexible upper portion and a flexible lower portion joined along their perimeters. The medical device is also provided in a plurality of shapes and configurations for increasing the flexibility and... Agent:

20110054286 - Expandable electrode pad: An expandable electrode pad having a flexible and stretchable base member that may be either expanded or compressed to provide proper positioning for a plurality of electrode distal contacts. Portions of the base member may have perforations that allow one or more sections of the base member to be separated... Agent:

20110054287 - Catheter with multi-functional control handle having rotational mechanism: A catheter for use in a patient's heart, especially for mapping a tubular region of the heart, has a catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section and a distal mapping assembly that has a generally circular portion adapted to sit on or in a tubular region of the heart. A control... Agent:

20110054288 - Biomedical sensors usable on un-prepared contact surfaces: A biomedical sensor is disclosed that provides at least first and second electrical nodes for connection to medical equipment. The biomedical sensor includes a plurality of protruding electrodes that extend from a common base. At least one of the protruding electrodes is coupled to the first electrical node, and at... Agent:

20110054290 - Method and system for interpretation and analysis of physiological, performance, and contextual information: The present invention is directed to methods and systems of data interpretation and inference making that are possible when a multitude of physiological or performance signals are captured continuously (or pseudo-continuously), synchronously, and simultaneously. In some embodiments, physiological or performance context is added to any individual data stream when combined... Agent:

20110054289 - Physiologic database and system for population modeling and method of population modeling: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods for creating a physiologic database or library that can be indexed to at least health, disease, patient characteristics, and acute medical crises or other dangerous condition. The present invention also provides apparatuses and methods for creating an athletic performance database or library. The... Agent:

20110054291 - Eye tonometry apparatus, systems and methods: A system for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) of an eye, comprising a plurality of force sensors that are adapted to contact a surface of an eye, means for measuring the forces exerted on the force sensors when in contact with the eye surface, and processing means that is adapted to... Agent:

20110054293 - Combination localization system: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more navigation modalities to navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within the volume. Image data can... Agent:

20110054295 - Medical image diagnostic apparatus and method using a liver function angiographic image, and computer readable recording medium on which is recorded a program therefor: Performing image diagnosis in an easier and more appropriate manner by focusing on functional levels and segments of a liver. A segment function level calculation unit obtains, from liver function angiographic images obtained using a contrast agent that produces a contrast effect according to a functional level of a liver... Agent:

20110054297 - Medical system: A medical system has an electromagnetic navigation system and a patient bed that supports a patient during a medical procedure assisted by the navigation system. The navigation system includes at least one field coil that is integrated in the patient bed at a defined position.... Agent:

20110054298 - Optical method for determining morphological parameters and physiological properties of tissue: In an embodiment of the present disclosure, an optical method for determining morphological parameters and physiological properties of tissue is presented. The method includes using reflectance measurements from a tissue area for a plurality of wavelengths, using a bio-optical model, using radiative transfer modeling and using a non-linear inversion procedure.... Agent:

20110054296 - Remote display for medical scanning apparatus: A hand held medical diagnostic apparatus including a processing unit and a probe adapted to produce medical diagnostic data. The processing unit receives medical diagnostic data and processes It to produce display Information. There is a communications channel adapted to transmit data between the processing unit and a remote display... Agent:

20110054292 - System for photoacoustic imaging and related methods: Photoacoustic imaging systems and methods that allow for the creation of three-dimensional (3D) images of a subject are described herein. The systems include one or more optical fibers attached to an ultrasound transducer. Ultrasonic waves are generated by laser light emitted from the optical fiber(s) and detected by the ultrasound... Agent:

20110054294 - Tissue scanner: A three-dimensional thermoacoustic imaging system uses dye markers. Thermoacoustic signals are produced by the dye markers when light from an external source is absorbed by the dye. Thermoacoustic images with and without dye stimulation may be generated using excitation frequencies both inside and outside the frequency band of fluorescence of... Agent:

20110054299 - Method, system, and computer-accessible medium for assessment of glycosaminoglycan concentration in vivo by chemical exchange saturation transfer: An exemplary methodology, procedure, system, method and computer-accessible medium can be provided to determine one or more particular frequencies of cross-relaxation between at least one molecule and at least one particular compound, determine a chemical exchange based on magnetic resonance data using a further frequency which is different from the... Agent:

20110054300 - Surgery support device, surgery support method, and computer readable recording medium storing surgery support program: Presentation of images showing with high resolution the state of a surgical field during surgery is realized with a simple configuration. When performing surgery, a three-dimensional model is generate based on MRI images of a patient captured prior to surgery, and three-dimensional coordinates of each location on a surface of... Agent:

20110054301 - Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging of arteries using a magnetic resonance contrast agent: Systems and methods for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography in which both arterial-phase image data and post-contrast image data is collected.... Agent:

20110054303 - Apparatus for registering and tracking an instrument: There is provided a device for generating a frame of reference and tracking the position and orientation of a tool in computer-assisted image guided surgery or therapy system. A first curvature sensor including fiducial markers is provided for positioning on a patient prior to volumetric imaging, and sensing the patient's... Agent:

20110054304 - Combination localization system: A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more navigation modalities to navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic (EM) and Electropotential (EP) navigation system can be used to navigate an instrument within the volume. Image data can... Agent:

20110054307 - Medical apparatus containing device, discarding device and method of use of medical apparatus: A container case contains a capsule endoscope which incorporates a magnet. A magnetic body is disposed so as to guide, from one magnetic pole to the other magnetic pole, a magnetic field which is generated from the magnet of the capsule endoscope that is accommodated between and positioned by a... Agent:

20110054302 - Method and apparatus for detecting, characterizing, and sampling tissue via a lumen: An apparatus for diagnosing a patient includes a catheter having a tip. The apparatus includes a bioptome disposed in proximity to the tip to obtain a tissue sample of the patient. The apparatus includes a radiodetector disposed in proximity to the tip to detect radiation in the patient. A method... Agent:

20110054308 - Method and system for superimposing virtual anatomical landmarks on an image: A system for superimposing virtual anatomical landmarks on an image includes a medical positioning system (MPS) for producing location readings with respect to points within a region of interest in accordance with an output of a location sensor disposed in a medical device. A coordinate system of the MPS is... Agent:

20110054309 - Methods, apparatuses, and systems useful in conductng image guided interventions: Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to image guided interventions on dynamic tissue. One embodiment is a method that includes creating a dataset that includes images, one of the images depicting a non-tissue internal reference marker, being linked to non-tissue internal reference marker positional information, and being at least 2-dimensional. Another... Agent:

20110054305 - Photon upconverting implantable medical devices: Implantable medical devices, such as catheters and stents, which contain light upconverting materials as part of their construction, are disclosed. Such upconverting materials, often rare earth compounds, can convert longer wavelength light, such as light from the 600-800 nm region, which penetrates the body tissue easily, but which is too... Agent:

20110054306 - Tissue clip: A tissue clip for adjoining tissues including a body portion, a biasing mechanism interconnecting the body portion to a tissue grasping mechanism, the grasping mechanism having a first condition wherein the grasping mechanism is extending against and away from the body portion and a second condition wherein the grasping mechanism... Agent:

20110054310 - Portable medical imaging apparatus for documentation of dermatological areas and subjects of interest: An imaging apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprises a hand-held, battery powered imaging device that provides: (1) an Identification Picture wherein an image of the patient's face is captured for identification purposes; (2) an Area of Interest picture wherein an image of the general area of interest on... Agent:

20110054311 - Device, method, and computer program product for dispensing media as part of a medical procedure: A device, method, and computer program product for controlling a dispensing device adapted to be capable of dispensing contrast media as part of a medical imaging procedure. The device comprises a controller device, user interface, injector portion, and a storage device such that a user of the device may initialize... Agent:

20110054312 - Reinforced venous access catheter: A catheter for medical procedures comprises a shaft portion having a distal end insertable into a body lumen, the shaft portion having a wall defining a working lumen extending therewithin and a first strengthening element coupled to the wall to increase a burst pressure of the shaft portion, wherein the... Agent:

20110054313 - Ultrasonic bone analyzing device: This disclosure provides an ultrasonic bone analyzing device, which includes a transmission module for transmitting an ultrasonic signal into the inside of a living body from an outer skin of the living body, a reception module for receiving an echo signal that is a reflection wave of the transmitted ultrasonic... Agent:

20110054314 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a physical quantity calculator for setting correlation windows to two echo signals obtained by transmission/reception of ultrasound to and from a biological tissue and different in time on the same sound rays and performing a correlation arithmetic operation between the correlation windows to thereby calculate... Agent:

20110054315 - Micromanipulator control arm for therapeutic and imaging ultrasound transducers: 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 image a target tissue volume and apply ultrasound energy to the target tissue volume. In some embodiments, the medical imaging and therapy device is... Agent:

20110054321 - Method for synchronization of breathing signal with the capture of ultrasound data: A method for producing an ultrasound image comprises monitoring the subject's respiration cycle or waveform, acquiring ultrasound data from the subject, producing an ultrasound image from the received ultrasound data received during the time when the subject's motion due to breathing had substantially stopped.... Agent:

20110054322 - Microembolic signals detection during cordiopulmonary bypass: In a method of detecting microemboli in a patient, an echography probe is applied to a selected location of the patient. An ultrasonic signal is sensed with the echocardiography probe. The ultrasonic signal is processed with a processor to determine a systemic embolic load in the selected location. A representation... Agent:

20110054316 - Reduction of multiline artifacts in doppler imaging: Certain embodiments of the present technology provide systems and methods that provide reduction of multiline artifacts in Doppler imaging. Certain embodiments provide for various ensembles of transmit beams at different spatial locations and overlapping receive beams between the locations. Certain embodiments provide for calculating various auto-correlation estimates based on the... Agent:

20110054318 - Setting an optimal image parameter in an ultrasound system: Embodiments of setting an optimal image parameter for obtaining an optimal ultrasound image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, a processing unit is configured perform an image process upon an ultrasound image to thereby detect a center of a blood vessel from the ultrasound image. The... Agent:

20110054317 - Tracking and optimizing gain and contrast in real-time for ultrasound imaging: A system for dynamic optimization of gain and contrast in ultrasound imaging includes an image processor module programmed to dynamically estimate a correction profile in real-time and apply the correction profile to adjust a gain and contrast of image frame data sets. The image processor module is programmed to identify... Agent:

20110054320 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, transmission unit, reception unit, control unit, adjustment unit, automatic setting unit, switching unit, manual setting unit, correction unit, and generating unit. The adjustment unit adjusts transmission/reception conditions for repeated ultrasonic transmission/reception in accordance with an instruction from the... Agent:

20110054319 - Ultrasound system and method for providing a plurality of slice plane images: There is disclosed an embodiment for providing a plurality of slice plane images by setting the plurality of slice planes on volume data. An ultrasound data acquisition unit forms ultrasound data of a target object. A processor forms volume data based on the ultrasound data. A user interface receive a... Agent:

20110054323 - Ultrasound system and method for providing an ultrasound spatial compound image considering steering angle: Embodiments for providing an ultrasound spatial compound image 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 based on a plurality of steering angles corresponding to a... Agent:

20110054324 - Ultrasound system and method for providing multiple plane images for a plurality of views: Embodiments for forming multiple plane images for a target object in an ultrasound system are disclosed. A processor forms volume data indicative of the target object by using ultrasound data. The processor is configured to: set a reference plane in the volume data; detect a falx contour and a contour... Agent:

20110054325 - Steering angle adjustment of scan lines using virtual transducer elements in an ultrasound system: Embodiments forming an ultrasound image by adjusting a steering angle of scan lines using virtual transducer elements in an ultrasound system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a processing unit forms a first ultrasound image by using the ultrasound data, which may be acquired based on first scan lines steered... Agent:

20110054326 - Direct visualization catheter: An endoscopic device providing direct visualization of a surgical procedure, such as a surgical procedure in which there is significant body and/or artificially introduced fluids is provided. This endoscopic device comprises catheter with a lumen in which a transparent gel may be housed. During the surgical operation the transparent gel... Agent:

20110054327 - Hypodermic vein detection imaging apparatus based on infrared optical system: The present invention is to provide a hypodermic vein detection imaging apparatus capable of visualizing a vein under the skin. The hypodermic vein detection system according to the present invention comprises a hypodermic vein detection imaging apparatus (10) comprising a dome-shaped holder (12), a plurality of infrared light sources (11)... Agent:

20110054328 - Biological information monitor: A biological information monitor includes: a first measuring unit which measures a pulse wave propagation time of a patient; a second measuring unit which measures a blood pressure of the patient; a calculating unit which calculates an estimated blood pressure value of the patient based on the pulse wave propagation... Agent:

20110054330 - Blood pressure measuring device and method for measuring the blood pressure of a living being: A blood pressure measuring device includes a flexible element configured to at least partially surround a body part and having a stiffening element configured to stiffen the flexible element; and at least one pressure sensor element attached to the flexible element.... Agent:

20110054329 - Devices, systems, and methods for accurate blood pressure measurement: b

20110054331 - Apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure with motion artifacts elimination: The invention discloses an apparatus and method for measuring a blood pressure. In particular, the method and apparatus according to the invention are capable of eliminating motion artifacts induced by, for example, talking, irregular breathing, frequent swallowing, coughing, shaking, and so on motions of a subject. The method and apparatus... Agent:

20110054332 - Blood pressure measuring cuff: An inflatable cuff comprising an ak inflatable bladder and a strap member which forms a sleeve configured to extend around an arm of a person is disclosed. The sleeve shaped strap member has a waist portion which carries the bladder and a pair of longitudinally extending edges. The longitudinally extending... Agent:

20110054333 - Stent flow sensor: A stent for placement in a blood vessel of a patient, the stent including: a proximal end, a distal end, and a generally circular cross-section with a diameter; a Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) ultrasound sensor using a Doppler principle for determining patency and flow rate through the cross-section, and pressure... Agent:

20110054334 - Alarm testing and backup for implanted medical devices with vibration alerts: Alarm tests are disclosed which use alarm test signals to assess alarms provided by medical devices. Especially relevant are implanted devices that monitor cardiac activity and provide notification in response to medically relevant events. Alarm tests can occur periodically, or in response to a patient, doctor, or remote party initiating... Agent:

20110054336 - Method and device for measuring the pulse by means of light waves with two wavelengths: The method makes it possible in particular to determine the heartbeat of a person by means of a pulse measuring device (1). Light waves are generated by two light sources (5, 6) with a first wavelength (λ1) which is sensitive to the pulse beat and the movement of the person,... Agent:

20110054335 - System for cardiac pathology detection and characterization: A system improves characterization and diagnosis of cardiac electrophysiological activities by analyzing and characterizing cardiac function signals (including surface ECG signals and intra-cardiac electrograms) based on cardiac electrophysiological energy mode and pattern identification and mapping. The system accurately determines a time stamp, location and severity of cardiac pathology and clinical... Agent:

20110054337 - Method and medical device for reducing the effects of interference generated by a radio transmission from the medical device: A method of processing in a medical device an electric biological signal collected from a patient, includes: a) acquiring a plurality of samples from the electric biological signal according to a sampling process wherein each sample is taken from the electric biological signal and memorized; b) during the sampling process... Agent:

20110054338 - Device, system and method for monitoring heat stress of a livestock animal: A method of estimating heat stress of livestock animals. The method comprises capturing a sequence of images each depicting a thorax of a livestock animal during a monitoring period, analyzing the sequence of images to detect a movement frequency of the thorax during the monitoring period, computing a breathing rate... Agent:

20110054340 - Indicative chest seal: A wound dressing can include an adhesive dressing with a diaphragm vent that allows the passage of gas out of a patient's body but restricts the flow of gas into the body. A sensor device is positioned so as to be able to sample gas passing through the vent and... Agent:

20110054339 - Method for detecting respiratory cycles in a stethoscope signal: In order to distinguish between a breathing phase and a non-breathing phase, it comprises steps consisting, for each stethoscope signal sample, of: —filtering (71) the stethoscope signal in order to eliminate the stethoscope signal's low frequencies, with the cutoff frequency preferentially being 500 Hz. —calculating (72) an energy value Eh... Agent:

20110054341 - Unconstrained wearable spirometer apparatus, system, and measurement method using the same: Provided is an unconstrained wearable spirometer apparatus. The apparatus includes a variable resistor including a conductive yarn, the length of which changes according to a change in circumference of one's chest when breathing, and having a resistance which changes according to a change in length of the conductive yarn, a... Agent:

20110054342 - System & method for analyzing electro-encephalography data with pair ranking, combined score comparisons, and pooled data analysis: A system and method for analyzing EEG data. The system comprises data from at least one or all of the 19 (or more) standard scalp locations, a computing device operable to calculate deviance for the data, and a single score for each of a plurality of scalp sites based on... Agent:

20110054343 - Monitoring system: A method of performing impedance measurements on a subject. The method includes using a processing system to determine at least one impedance measurement to be performed, and at one electrode arrangement associated with the determined measurement. A representation of the arrangement is displayed so the impedance measurement can be performed... Agent:

20110054344 - Use of impedance techniques in breast-mass detection: A device is described for measuring electrical characteristics of biological tissues with plurality of electrodes and a processor controlling the stimulation and measurement in order to detect the presence of abnormal tissue masses in the breast and determine probability of tumors containing malignant cancer cells being present in a breast.... Agent:

20110054345 - Biological measurement apparatus and biological stimulation apparatus: A biological measurement apparatus of this invention includes (i) a micro piezoelectric element for vibrating a nerve cell of a subject without coming in contact with the nerve cell, (ii) an electromagnetic wave antenna for receiving an electromagnetic wave generated by the nerve cell vibrated by the micro piezoelectric element,... Agent:

20110054346 - Systems and methods for intra-operative semi-quantitative threshold neural response testing related applications: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a means for determining, as an example, the health or location of nerves. A determination according to the present invention may include semi-quantitative threshold testing using intra-operative electrical stimulation to determine whether one or more nerves are functioning as expected. A... Agent:

20110054347 - Devices for selective recruitment, isolation, activation, and/or elimination of various cell populations: Implantable devices comprise at least one or more targeting molecules that form a primary coating layer for selectively recruiting, isolating, activating, and/or eliminating any cells of interest, such as T cells, monocytes, and stem cells. The implantable devices can be utilized for selectively removing a particular subset of cells from... Agent:

20110054348 - Optical biopsy device: An objective lens system for an optical biopsy device has a lens that comprises a first part configured for viewing at a first magnification, and a second part configured for viewing at a second magnification. The second magnification is substantially different from the first magnification. The first magnification enables viewing... Agent:

20110054349 - Clutch and valving system for tetherless biopsy device: A biopsy device may include a needle, a cutter, and a handpiece. A vacuum pump may be provided in the handpiece for providing a vacuum to the needle and/or to the cutter. A motor may be provided in the handpiece to drive the vacuum pump and/or the cutter. A biopsy... Agent:

20110054350 - Biopsy apparatus having a tissue sample retrieval mechanism: A biopsy apparatus includes a biopsy probe having a biopsy cannula and a sample basket arranged coaxially about a longitudinal axis. The sample basket is movably disposed relative to the biopsy cannula along the longitudinal axis from a tissue harvesting position to a tissue sample retrieval region. The sample basket... Agent:

20110054351 - High-modulus superelastic alloy wire for medical and dental purposes: A wire used in the medical field for guiding purposes, as well as in other fields, such as in the field of orthodontics for teeth aligning purposes. The wire, when prepared for use in such applications, exhibits an innovative blend of advantageous properties, including enhanced kink resistance over stainless steel... Agent:

20110054352 - Portable dialysis access monitor device: A portable dialysis access monitor device, comprising: an electronic monitor device and a server. The electronic monitor device includes a first microprocessor, an acoustic detector, a touch screen, a first storage device, a diagnostic programming module, an alarm device and a power supply device. The first microprocessor collects acoustic frequency... Agent:

20110054355 - Identification techniques and device for testing the efficacy of beauty care products and cosmetics: Measuring the mechanical property of the skin can include placing a probe against a surface of the skin, perturbing the skin with the probe using a stochastic sequence, and measuring the response of the skin to the perturbation. Perturbing the skin can include indenting the skin with the probe, extending... Agent:

20110054354 - Nonlinear system identification techniques and devices for discovering dynamic and static tissue properties: A device for measuring a mechanical property of a tissue includes a probe configured to perturb the tissue with movement relative to a surface of the tissue, an actuator coupled to the probe to move the probe, a detector configured to measure a response of the tissue to the perturbation,... Agent:

20110054353 - Spinal canal access and probe positioning, devices and methods: 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 spinal canal; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of... Agent:

20110054356 - Vestibulogram: An apparatus for determining a subject's threshold for perceiving acceleration includes a motion platform to execute motions and to receive a response to the executed motions from a subject on the motion platform and a feedback system in communication with the motion platform to receive the subject's responses, and to... Agent:

20110054357 - Methods for characterizing vaginal tissue elasticity: Methods for characterizing elasticity of vaginal tissue are provided. A transvaginal probe is used to deform vaginal tissue during examination. The probe is equipped with pressure sensors and a motion tracking sensor. Stress and strain data is recorded during examination. Elasticity of vaginal tissue is then characterized by calculating a... Agent:

20110054358 - Gait and posture analysis system and method using corrected foot pressure: There is provided a gait/posture analysis method which analyzes a gait/posture of a walker wearing a shoe having one or more pressure sensors attached thereon. The gait/posture analysis method includes: measuring a base foot pressure, which is generated when the walker wears the shoe, at arbitrary time intervals; calculating a... Agent:

20110054360 - Finger motion detecting apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a finger-motion detecting apparatus and method and includes a sensing unit to be disposed on a wrist of a subject person, said sensing unit being configured to output a measurement signal into the wrist of the subject person and to receive a reflected signal of... Agent:

20110054359 - Footwear-based body weight monitor and postural allocation, physical activity classification, and energy expenditure calculator: A footwear system for monitoring weight, posture allocation, physical activity classification, and energy expenditure calculation includes an accelerometer configured to obtain acceleration data indicative of movement of a user's foot or leg. The footwear system may also include a pressure sensing device mounted in an insole and configured to obtain... Agent:

20110054361 - Motor function estimating system, motor function estimating method and program: The motor function estimating system 1000 has a memory unit 1260, a data processing unit 1220 (analyzing section), and a display unit 1400. The memory unit 1260 memorizes waveform data about the time change of fingers tapping motion that is obtained by a motion sensor attached to a subject person... Agent:

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