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20110160513 - System and methods for using a dynamic gamma knife for radiosurgery: The present invention is a method and system for developing a dynamic scheme for Gamma Knife radiosurgery based on the concept of “dose-painting” to take advantage of robotic patient positioning systems on the Gamma Knife C and Perfexion units. The spherical high dose volume created by the Gamma Knife unit... Agent: Stc. Unm

20110160514 - Electrical ablation devices: A variety of electrical ablation apparatuses and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ablation apparatus includes an injector catheter electrode having a proximal end configured to couple to an energy source and a fluid source. A distal end of the injector catheter defines an injection needle and defines an... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110160515 - Alternating magnetic field application device for heating magnetic or magnetizable substances in biological tissue: The invention relates to an alternating magnetic field application device for heating magnetic or magnetizable substances in biological tissue, in particular for thermal therapy using magnetic nanoparticles, composed of a large applicator (1) having a magnetic yoke (2) and two oppositely situated pole shoes (7, 8) on the magnetic yoke... Agent:

20110160518 - Method and system for closed chest blood flow support: A system for assisting flow of blood by a patient's heart. The system includes a transseptal cannula adapted to be inserted percutaneously in the vascular system and extend through the atrial septum from the right atrium to the left atrium. The system includes a blood pump mechanism having a blood... Agent: Cardiacassist, Inc.

20110160516 - Mobility-enhancing blood pump system: A blood pump system includes a first implantable housing, an implantable blood pump independent from the first implantable housing, and a percutaneous extension. The first implantable housing includes a rechargeable power storage device. The implantable blood pump supplements the pumping function of a heart. The rechargeable power storage device supplies... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110160517 - System for heart assist, cannula and method: A cannula for a patient includes an elongate body having a length of at least 70 cm and a channel extending through the body defining a wall. The cannula includes a wire embodied within at least a portion of the wall. The body has a proximal end, a distal end... Agent: Cardiacassist, Inc.

20110160519 - Rotational pump and methods for controlling rotational pumps: A rotational pump capable of running at a rotational speed (n) having a system for direct or indirect measurement of pressure difference or flow rate across the pump, wherein a control system is designed to calculate an index of pulsatility (PI) of the pressure difference or flow rate, estimating the... Agent:

20110160521 - Warming therapy device including dual channel air circulation system: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support assembly and an air circulation system coupled to the patient support assembly, which includes first and second air flow channels which are separate from one another. The first and second... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

20110160520 - Warming therapy device including pump assembly with integrated heating element: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support assembly and a pump assembly coupled to the patient support assembly, for providing heated air to a patient. The pump assembly may include one or more heating elements coupled to... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

20110160522 - Elf homeopathic chronometer: Provided is a portable chronometer including a chronometer body for encasing a chronometer mechanism and an electromagnetic frequency (EMF) generator. The EMF generator is controlled by a switch to output a desirable EMF signal.... Agent:

20110160523 - Method of training a living body to not react to substances: A method of conditioning a living body of a patient to associate the positive effects of sensory stimulation of the sympathetic ganglia with digital audio representations of allergens or other offending substances to modify errant interpretations of the immune system or other systems involved in a reaction to ultimately cease... Agent:

20110160524 - Electronic device and hypnosis method utilizing the same: An electronic device and hypnosis method includes setting a hypnosis volume level and a playing duration of the electronic device. An audio file is played in response to the electronic device being activated, and a brain wave frequency of a user is determined. The electronic device and hypnosis method further... Agent: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.

20110160525 - Disposable urine incontinence device: A disposable urinary incontinence device comprises a liquid-stable resilient member, and a cover sheet that envelops the liquid-stable resilient member to form an elongated member having a tubular profile. The elongated member has a first end, a second end, a first fold region disposed between the first end and the... Agent:

20110160526 - Disposable urine incontinence device with cover sheet: A disposable urinary incontinence device comprises a liquid-stable resilient member and a cover sheet. The cover sheet envelops the liquid-stable resilient member to form an elongated member having a tubular profile. The elongated member has a first end, a second end. The cover sheet exhibits a skin-facing surface contact area... Agent:

20110160528 - Devices and methods for cardiac annulus stabilization and treatment: Devices and methods generally provide enhanced stabilization, exposure and/or treatment of a cardiac valve annulus. Methods generally involve introducing a stabilizing member beneath one or more leaflets of a heart valve to engage the annulus at an intersection between the leaflets and the interior ventricular wall of the heart. Force... Agent:

20110160529 - Pelvic implant and delivery system: Described and depicted are pelvic sling implant and delivery systems. The sling implants can be used in treating stress incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. The sling systems can include a mesh extension or support portion and one or more tip anchors. A delivery tool can include a handle (61),... Agent:

20110160527 - Suture-less tissue fixation for implantable device: A suture-less pelvic implant system and method is provided for treating pelvic conditions, such as incontinence or vaginal prolapse. The implant can include a fixation portion, rectangular or suture line, having a plurality of fixation elements, e.g., barbs, extending therefrom to fixate within target pelvic tissue, such as the vaginal... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110160530 - Next generation endoscope: An endoscope system includes a shaft portion having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a longitudinal axis. The system also includes a first image receiver coupled to the shaft portion. The first image receiver is directed toward a first direction to receive an image of a first... Agent:

20110160532 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument includes an elongate guide element having at least one guide rail extending from a proximal to a distal end of the guide element. At least one working instrument, which is provided with an engagement element which fits with the at least one guide rail, engages with the... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110160533 - Method and system for drug delivery: A medical device and procedure for delivering a drug into a uterus are described. In one implementation, the medical device includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member and a stopper device. The first elongate member is configured for transcervical insertion into the uterus and includes a lumen extending... Agent: Cytyc Corporation

20110160531 - Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (notes) device: A natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) device includes a puncture needle, dilator sheaths and working sheaths. The puncture needle includes a puncture end and a protruding safety stud situated substantially at a middle section of the puncture needle. Each dilator sheath has an insert end and a position limit... Agent:

20110160534 - Endoscopic navigation method and endoscopic navigation system: An endoscopic navigation method includes the steps of: receiving an image from an endoscopic navigation system; performing image classification to determined whether the image is usable; performing a first image process on the image to filter out dark areas of the image to produce a first processed image; performing a... Agent: Hsiu-po Wang

20110160535 - Surgical access port with embedded imaging device: Disclosed is a disposable access port for use in endoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic procedures. The access port includes a cannula with an embedded camera in communication with an external control box. In operation, a trocar is combined with the access port to facilitate insertion of the access port into an... Agent: Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.

20110160536 - System and method for enhanced maneuverability: The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus comprising an elongated carrier adapted to be inserted through a proximal opening of a gastrointestinal (GI) tract lumen; a piston head, coupled to a distal portion of the carrier, and configured to: be inflated so as to form and maintain a pressure... Agent:

20110160537 - Stylet with a camera device: A stylet with a camera device is disclosed, which is used along with an endotracheal tube. The stylet with a camera device comprises: a tube body, placed in the endotracheal tube, the tube body having a front end and a rear end, the rear end of the tube body having... Agent:

20110160539 - Expandable member dissection port: Embodiments of the invention include a device to provide working access to a surgical site in a patient. The device may include a port component including an elongate member configured to pass through an opening in the patient. The elongate member may include a bore extending between a distal end... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110160538 - Surgical instruments for laparoscopic aspiration and retraction: Various surgical instruments for laparoscopic procedures is provided, which are adapted and configured to aspirate and retract a hollow organ, such as a gallbladder. The surgical instruments can includes a needle body, an anchor that is deployable with respect to the needle body, which is adapted and configured for engaging... Agent:

20110160540 - Vaginal speculum: A vaginal speculum is provided that has an upper arm with a handle and jaw. A cross-sectional shape of a longitudinally extending portion may be constant along its entire longitudinal length so that the height of the portion is likewise constant along its length. Right and left side flanges may... Agent:

20110160541 - Lighting system: The lighting system 1 includes a light emitting unit 4 including light emitting diodes, and a securing member 5 for securing the light emitting unit 4 to a head of a healthcare worker. The radiation of light from the light emitting unit 4 eliminates the need for a shadowless lamp.... Agent: Limited Liability Company Japan Medical Creative

20110160545 - Electronic investigative device and method for identifying the truth: The present invention provides a novel electronic investigative device for identification of truth from individuals who have committed an act of offence. The invention also provides a method for identification of truth based on bio-electric responses that are elicited by presentation of a unique design of nestled probes. The method... Agent:

20110160544 - System and method for analysis of medical data to encourage health care management: System and method analyze medical data of a patient having a disease afflicted health condition and action is taken to encourage the patient to perform wellness-enhancing activities and to take and report medical data more frequently. Consideration in the form of reduced insurance costs, medical supply costs, and medical equipment... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110160546 - System and method for volumetric analysis of medical images: The invention relates to a system and a method for analysis and evaluation of at least one anatomical structure in a medical image, said medical image representing at least a part of a patient or person, said system comprising image analysing means for calculating the volume and/or providing the shape... Agent:

20110160543 - Voxel-based methods for assessing subjects using positron emission tomography: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to methods for diagnosing a neurological disorder in a subject. In certain aspects, the methods described herein involve determining one or more critical areas in the brain from PET data where two groups differ and measuring PET signal within determined critical areas in a... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110160542 - Waveguide: A waveguide receives a wave transmitted from an external power source and to guide the wave to reach within a width of a rectenna. The waveguide may include a negative refractive index medium and/or a surface plasmon medium.... Agent: University Of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation

20110160548 - Apparatus and method for monitoring physiological parameters using electrical measurements: A system for monitoring a physiological parameter comprises a substrate, a pair of drive electrodes, a pair of detection electrodes, and an RFID apparatus. The substrate is arranged to be removably securable to a biological organism. At least the pair of drive electrodes or the pair of detection electrodes is... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20110160551 - Method and apparatus for morphology-based arrhythmia classification using cardiac and other physiological signals: A tachyarrhythmia detection and classification system classifies tachyarrhythmias based on an analysis of morphological features of a cardiac signal enhanced by using one or more physiological parameters indicative of hemodynamic stability and/or activity level. The tachyarrhythmia detection and classification system computes a measure of similarity between an arrhythmic waveform of... Agent:

20110160550 - Method for tagging condition information and multimedia apparatus using the same: A method for tagging condition information and a multimedia apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes measuring condition information of a user who is enjoying content, and tagging the content with the measured condition information. Accordingly, the user's condition information for each content is checked and the user's... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20110160549 - Method, system and apparatus for using electromagnetic radiation for monitoring a tissue of a user: A wearable monitoring apparatus for monitoring at least one biological parameter of an internal tissue of an ambulatory user. Said wearable monitoring apparatus comprises at least one transducer configured for delivering electromagnetic (EM) radiation to said internal tissue and intercepting a reflection of said EM radiation said reform in a... Agent:

20110160547 - Wireless transmission device for physiological information: A wireless transmission device for physiological information is carried personally by a user and is attached on skin to measure the user's physiological condition by touching the skin. Related physiological signals are continuously and automatically transmitted to other monitoring device through an automatic wireless transmission unit in the wireless transmission... Agent:

20110160552 - Sine saturation transform: A transform for determining a physiological measurement is disclosed. The transform determines a basis function index from a physiological signal obtained through a physiological sensor. A basis function waveform is generated based on basis function index. The basis function waveform is then used to determine an optimized basis function waveform.... Agent:

20110160554 - Device and method for determining at least one characterizing parameter of multilayer body tissue: A device for the non-invasive measurement of a glucose level, body hydration or another characterizing parameter of body tissue comprises at least two coplanar waveguides arranged on a common support. An AC signal is applied to the first ends of the coplanar waveguides, and the signal arriving at the second... Agent:

20110160553 - Sensor and monitor system: A monitor system to monitor a characteristic of a user is disclosed. The monitor system includes a sensor to produce a signal indicative of a glucose characteristic measured in the user, the sensor further having a sensor port. The monitor system further includes a recorder within a recording housing, the... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160555 - Universal models for predicting glucose concentration in humans: An embodiment of the invention provides a system for predicting future glucose levels in an individual including a glucose measuring device for generating glucose signals representing glucose levels obtained from the individual at fixed time intervals and an analyzer. The analyzer uses a glucose prediction function that is portable between... Agent:

20110160556 - Catheter with strain gauge sensor: A medical probe, including a flexible insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity of a patient and which is configured to be brought into contact with tissue in the body cavity. The probe further includes a sensor tube of an elastic material, contained inside the... Agent:

20110160557 - Testing communication during implantation: A system and method are described for testing communication through a patient during implantation using telemetry coupling electrodes on a delivery catheter. In one example, at least two telemetry coupling electrodes may be placed on or within a delivery catheter to test conductive communication with external body electrodes during implantation.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110160558 - Implantable radiopaque marking: Specified information can be provided to a user, to a machine, or to an automated process using a specified configuration of a plurality of radiopaque rings about at least a portion of an implantable lead.... Agent:

20110160559 - Capacitive medical electrode: Medical electrodes in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: (a) a metallic conductor, (b) the metallic conductor sandwiched between a first dielectric layer adjacent a top surface of the metallic conductor and a second dielectric layer located on a bottom surface of the... Agent:

20110160560 - Pressure sensor apparatus, system and method: An implantable pressure sensor system having a sensor assembly configured and adapted to measure pressure in a volume, the sensor assembly including at least a first MEMS pressure sensor, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) having memory means, temperature compensation system, drift compensation system, and power supply means for powering the... Agent:

20110160561 - System, device, and method for determination of intraocular pressure: A system for determination of intraocular pressure includes: an intraocular pressure sensor; a light source illuminating the sensor with one or more wavelengths of light; and a detector that measures emitted light from the sensor. The sensor includes a substrate member, a spacer member, and a flexible membrane, which define... Agent: The University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

20110160562 - Methods and systems for detection of retinal changes: An image analysis system allows users to import digital color fundus images over time, and group such images for processing so as to generate analyses. Analyses are information modules based on a selected group of images and, optionally, related information. An analysis tool allows users to view and manipulate the... Agent:

20110160563 - Diagnostic skin mapping by mrs, mri and other methods: This invention pertains to improved methods of classifying skin types as well as improved methods for determining the appropriateness of products and evaluating methods for treating particular skin. The methods typically utilize a “skin type” database containing one or more quantitative measures (e.g., NMR data) of skin properties. The database... Agent:

20110160564 - System and method for magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging method comprises performing imaging where more than one polarizing magnetic field strength is used during scanning and processing at least one image resulting from the scanning to yield an enhanced contrast image.... Agent:

20110160565 - Detecting proximity to mri scanner: A plurality of separate indications of a scanner field can be received using a corresponding plurality of scanner field sensors of an implantable medical device (IMD). In an example, the IMD can be switched from a first therapy mode to a second therapy mode using one or more of the... Agent:

20110160567 - Functional mri cardiac optimization: An implantable or other ambulatory device, such as a pacer, defibrillator, or other cardiac function management device, can use imaging information, such as one or more of cardiac functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) information or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) information, such as for helping optimize one or more parameters... Agent:

20110160566 - Mri and ultrasound guided treatment on a patient: A method is provided for guiding a procedure on a region of interest in a body part of patient, where the body part moves within the patient by breathing, cardiac or other action. The procedure includes radiation therapy, or guidance of a probe for example for biopsy or brachytherapy. The... Agent:

20110160569 - system and method for real-time surface and volume mapping of anatomical structures: A method and system for mapping a volume of an anatomical structure includes a processor for computing a contour of a medical device as a function of positional and/or a shape constraints, and to translate the contour into known and virtual 3D positions. The processor is configured to determine a... Agent:

20110160574 - Cardiac mapping with catheter shape information: A non-contact cardiac mapping method is disclosed that includes: (i) inserting a catheter into a heart cavity having an endocardium surface, the catheter including multiple, spatially distributed electrodes; (ii) measuring signals at the catheter electrodes in response to electrical activity in the heart cavity with the catheter spaced from the... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20110160572 - Disposable wand and sensor for orthopedic alignment: A disposable tool suitable for use in orthopedic alignment comprises a sensor (101) communicatively coupled to the wand (102) to register points of interest on a first and second bone and transmit location data related to the points of interest to the sensor (101) to assess orthopedic alignment with the... Agent: Orthosensor

20110160568 - Lead tracking and positioning system and method: Image data can be obtained with an imaging device. A location of the imaging device relative to a subject can be determined. A location of an instrument can be tracked relative to the subject using a tracking system. Also, the tracked location of the instrument can be illustrated relative to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110160575 - Microporous balloon catheter: A method and system for delivering a medicament into tissue, for example via a balloon with small pores. Optionally, the pressure used is high enough to cause jetting, but the pore sizes, pore density, pressure and/or delivery time are such that the jetting do not cause unacceptable tissue damage. Optionally,... Agent: By-pass, Inc.

20110160570 - Prolapse detection and tool dislodgement detection: A tool dislodgement detection apparatus includes an MPS outputting position and orientation (P&O) readings for determining tool motion. A control generates an alarm based on the tool motion and dislodgement criteria. The criteria includes whether the tool motion meets a condition based on the type of medical procedure or tool,... Agent:

20110160573 - Radiopaque marking of lead electrode zone in a continuous conductor construction: A cardiac transvenous defibrillation lead has a continuous coil conductor within a layer of insulation. A portion of the coil conductor is exposed as a defibrillation electrode. In order to enhance fluoroscopic visualization of the exposed electrode during implant, the end of the exposed electrode is marked with a radiopaque... Agent: Medtronic Inc.

20110160571 - Tool shape estimation: A medical tool includes a location sensor at a distal end. While the tool is being maneuvered to a desired region of interest, a control unit records a first location reading obtained according to an output from the sensor when requested by a user, indicative of when a patient's anatomy... Agent:

20110160576 - Methods, systems and computer program products for diagnosing conditions using unique codes generated from a multidimensional image of a sample: Methods of providing a diagnosis using a digital code associated with an image are provided including collecting a multidimensional image, the multidimensional image having at least two dimensions; extracting a two dimensional subset of the multidimensional image; reducing the multidimensional image to a first code that is unique to the... Agent:

20110160577 - Light marker for indwelt use in patients body and for identification of lesions inside patients tubular organ using the light marker: A lesion identification system for surgical operations has a light marker adapted for placement in the vicinity of a lesion inside an organ of an organism, and a location-identifying device detecting a light emitted from the light marker at an outside of the organ for identifying a location of the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110160578 - Real-time surgical reference guides and methods for surgical applications: Apparatus and methods are described which guide a surgeon in performing a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure. The apparatus and methods utilize three dimensional presentations of the target surgical site incorporating one or more virtual surgical guides which help attain proper alignment and orientation of the post surgical outcome.... Agent:

20110160579 - Microwave investigation with a contrast medium: p

20110160580 - Automatic injector ram homing: A power injector (40) includes a movable ram (74) operable to interface with and move a plunger (90a/b) of a syringe (86a/b). The power injector (40) may be operable to automatically determine a proper home position for the particular type of syringe (86a/b) to be used in a fluid injection... Agent:

20110160581 - Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for sealing, or pinching, high-pressure fluid tubing (e.g., braided tubing) that may be used to deliver medical fluid from a powered medical fluid injection device, such as an injector that delivers contrast media and/or saline during angiographic or computed tomography (CT) procedures. In... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20110160582 - Wireless ultrasonic scanning system: A wireless ultrasonic scanning system comprises an ultrasonic sensor, a motor, an ultrasonic transceiver, a high-speed data sampling module, a motor controller and a master control module. The ultrasonic sensor, which moves in accordance with control of the motor controller, is mounted on the motor. The ultrasonic transceiver activates the... Agent:

20110160583 - Orthopedic navigation system with sensorized devices: A low-cost and compact electronic device toolset is provided for orthopedic assisted navigation. The toolset comprises wireless sensorized devices that communicate directly with one another. A computer workstation is an optional component for further visualization. The sensorized devices are constructed with low-cost transducers and are self-powered. The toolset is disposable... Agent: Orthosensor

20110160584 - Acoustic coupling for assessment and ablation procedures: Acoustic coupling systems and methods are disclosed as these can be used for assessment and ablation procedures. An exemplary acoustic assessment system for a catheter may comprise a flexible catheter shaft. At least one acoustic transducer is positioned in the flexible catheter shaft. The at least one acoustic transducer emits... Agent:

20110160589 - Dynamic tracking of soft tissue targets with ultrasound images: Apparatus and methods of dynamically tracking a soft tissue target with ultrasound images are described. An apparatus includes an ultrasound imager coupled to a robotic arm. A method includes acquiring a first ultrasound (US) image of a patient with an ultrasound imager, determining a quality metric of the first US... Agent: Accuray Incorporated

20110160586 - Systems and methods for multi-frequency imaging of patient tissue using intravascular ultrasound imaging systems: A method for imaging patient tissue using an intravascular ultrasound image includes inserting a catheter into a patient blood vessel. The catheter includes at least one transducer configured and arranged for insertion into a lumen of the catheter. Acoustic signals are transmitted from the at least one transducer along a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110160590 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method of displaying ultrasonic image: Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that constructs and displays a 3-dimensional elastic image showing the hardness or softness of a biological tissue of an object to be examined, and a method of displaying an ultrasonic image. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is characterized by being provided with an elastic image... Agent:

20110160585 - Ultrasound for navigation through psoas muscle: Imaging technology may be used to navigate highly innervated tissue, such as the psoas muscle, while maintaining the neural structures intact. An ultrasound transducer may be introduced into the tissue and an image may be consulted to assess the proximity of the transducer to neural structures. Alternate embodiments contemplate an... Agent: Medicinelodge, Inc. Dba Imds Co-innovation

20110160588 - Ultrasound image display apparatus and ultrasound image display method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a control section that performs control such that an ROI is displayed on a screen upon input of a predetermined command. The ROI is for displaying a flow mode image of a region including a start point and an end point of a puncture path... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110160587 - Volumetric measurement and visual feedback of tissues: Apparatus and methods for assessing tissue characteristics such as the dimensions and volume of an osteolytic lesion are disclosed. The apparatus may utilize ultrasound to provide visual and volumetric feedback related to a lesion or other tissue. Further the apparatus may be utilized to determine whether the lesion has been... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110160591 - Fetal heart rate monitor with wide search area: A continuous, non-invasive fetal heart rate measurement is produced using an ultrasound probe positioned on the abdomen of the mother. The ultrasound probe includes a plurality of ultrasound transducers that are positioned within a housing having a transmission surface. The transmission surface is configured to defocus the individual ultrasound beams... Agent: General Electric Company

20110160592 - Echogenic medical needle: There is disclosed a medical needle comprising a needle shaft that defines a longitudinal axis, a tip formed at one end of the shaft, and an ultrasonic reflector formed in an outer surface of the needle shaft. The reflector comprises a first reflector surface that is at an angle of... Agent: Coco Research Pty Ltd.

20110160593 - Intracardiac imaging system utilizing a multipurpose catheter: A three dimensional physiological mapping system utilizing an intracardiac echo catheter capable of being located in six degrees of freedom by a visualization, navigation, or mapping system. An echocardiography image of the intracardiac echo catheter may be projected within a geometric model of the visualization, navigation, or mapping system where... Agent:

20110160594 - Method for testing substances or substance mixtures and the use thereof: The present invention relates to a method for testing a substance or a substance mixture and the use thereof for identifying and/or characterizing the mode of action of the substance or the substance mixture or for determining the biochemical and/or metabolic state of an organism or group of organisms or... Agent: Basf Se

20110160595 - Medical instrument with probe, probe cover, and methods of using the same: A medical instrument including a probe adapted to be inserted into an orifice of an animal's body. The instrument includes an emitter of electromagnetic radiation that is sensed by a sensor mounted on the probe. The sensor can then determine, by variations in the amount of radiation received from the... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110160596 - Instrument including a movement sensor and method of using same: An instrument positionable with respect to a body valve in the body of a living subject for performing a predetermined procedure on the living subject at a predetermined location relative to the body valve. The instrument includes: a movement sensor for sensing movements of the body valve; an effective portion... Agent:

20110160598 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measurement control method: A blood pressure measurement control method for controlling the measurement of a blood pressure according to an oscillometric method has the steps of determining whether to employ a depressurization measurement method or a pressurization measurement method to measure the blood pressure according to a person to be measured, performing a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110160597 - Suprasystolic measurement in a fast blood-pressure cycle: Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring a patient that includes a cuff configured to inflate to at least partially occlude an artery of the patient and a cuff controller configured to inflate the cuff during a dynamic phase and generally maintain inflation of the cuff at about a target... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110160599 - Device for measuring information regarding blood pressure: A measurement device includes an air bag on a peripheral side, an air bag on a central side, and an air bag positioned therebetween. During blood pressure measurement, the air bags integrally behave, and the blood pressure is measured from the change in inner pressure thereof. During pulse wave measurement,... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110160600 - Erectile function index measuring and analyzing system and measuring and analyzing method thereof: An erectile function index measuring and analyzing system includes a measuring device and an analyzing device. The measuring device is configured to output a standard pulse signal based upon a penile artery pulse of a subject that is measured while a penis of the subject is in a relaxed state,... Agent:

20110160603 - Diagnosis of neurogenerative disorders: Methods are provided for non-invasive early screening of a subject for a neurodegenerative disorder, by analyzing one or more parameters associated with the neurodegenerative disorder.... Agent: The Parkinson's Institute

20110160602 - Implantable device with post-mri cardiac signal sensing adjustment: An implantable device, such as a pacer, defibrillator, or other cardiac rhythm management device, can include an automatic testing and adjusting of cardiac signal sensing after an MRI scanning procedure, such as to accommodate an MRI-induced physiological change in sensed cardiac depolarization amplitude or in lead impedance such as at... Agent:

20110160601 - Wire free self-contained single or multi-lead ambulatory ecg recording and analyzing device, system and method thereof: A device, method and system are provided to continuously store and analyze single or multi-lead ambulatory ECG signals. Each ECG device is self-contained, wire-free, reusable and capable of non-invasive continuous recording, analyzing and indexing of ECG data independently. A pair of snap connectors on the device body attaches the device... Agent:

20110160604 - Wireless ecg system: A wireless monitoring system and, more particularly, a wireless monitoring system for detecting and transmitting physiological data. The present invention detects physiological data relating to a patient's cardiac activity and respiration rate and transmits the data to a remote base station via telemetry. The base station processes the data so... Agent:

20110160605 - Implantable heart monitoring device and method: In an implantable heart monitoring device and method, particularly for monitoring diastolic dysfunction, a control circuit (a) detects the heart rate, (b) derives information correlated to the stroke volume of the heart at the detected heart rate, and (c) stores the detected heart rate and the derived information correlated to... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20110160606 - Systems and methods for graphic display of st-segment deviation: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations. A receiver acquires, from a plurality of leads, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals that each includes an ST-segment. A processor processes the ECG signals to determine baseline and current ST-segment deviations relative to an isoelectric value. A display... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.

20110160608 - Brain-related chronic pain disorder diagnosis and assessment method: A method for diagnosing and assessing a brain-related chronic pain disorder. The method includes assessing a subject's brain function, determining the probability that a subject is suffering from chronic pain as a result of an abnormal brain function condition by obtaining a quantitative assessment of the subject's brain function, and... Agent: Cerephex Corporation

20110160607 - Qeed-guided selection and titration of psychotropic medications: Data corresponding to brain electrical activity of a patient from a QEEG is processed to determine which brain activity data deviates from that of a normative profile. The deviant brain activity data is used to determine a brain state vector (BSV) in a multidimensional brain electrical signal space, wherein the... Agent: New York University

20110160609 - Method and system for monitoring pressure in a body cavity: An implantable pressure sensor system having a sensor assembly configured and adapted to measure pressure in a volume, the sensor assembly including at least a first MEMS pressure sensor, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) having memory means, temperature compensation system, drift compensation system, a sensor catheter, and power supply means... Agent:

20110160611 - Methods and devices for biopsy and collection of soft tissue: A biopsy device may include a housing and a disposable biopsy assembly releasably received in the housing. The disposable biopsy assembly may include a cutter coaxially disposed with respect to a needle, and a plurality of gears may be engaged when the disposable biopsy sample is inserted in the housing.... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20110160610 - Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode: A surgical biopsy system is provided for removing at least one tissue sample from a surgical patient. The surgical biopsy system comprises an elongated, hollow piercer and a cutter rotatably and axially positionable relative to the piercer. The piercer has a lateral port for receiving the tissue sample into the... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20110160612 - Pain free hypodermic needle: A hypodermic needle having a hub with a distal surface extending at an obtuse angle from a short needle, and a bevel approximately parallel to the distal surface.... Agent:

20110160614 - Blood test apparatus: A blood sampling cartridge is attachable to and removable from an attaching part of a blood test apparatus that includes a housing. The attaching part is provided in one side of the housing. The blood sampling cartridge includes a holder, a blood sensor that is attachable to one end of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110160613 - Fluid collection/injection device having syringe sample container and method of making and using the same: Fluid collection/injection device/system includes a fluid sampling syringe having a double-ended needle arranged on a forward end and a rear end. A syringe sampling device has a forward end insertable into the rear end of the fluid sampling syringe. The forward end of the syringe sampling device being puncturable by... Agent: Stat Medical Devices, Inc.

20110160615 - Swallowing frequency measurement: Implementations for measurements of swallowing frequency are generally disclosed.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20110160616 - System and method for orthopedic load and location sensing: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated measurement device having at least one contacting surface that couples to the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing module... Agent: Orthosensor

20110160618 - Apparatus for the diagnosis and treatment of bruxism: The present invention is an apparatus for detecting and treating bruxism. The apparatus of the invention comprises a sensing unit, a calculation unit and a stimulation unit. The sensing unit is in charge of measuring the interocclusal distance and reporting this distance to the calculation unit. After receiving the information... Agent: Wisemed Ltd.

20110160617 - Clinical assessment scales and methods: Disclosed herein are scales for assessing lip fullness, severity of perioral lines at rest, severity of perioral lines at maximum contraction or oral commissures. The scales comprise rows or columns of photographs corresponding to different severity categories. Each scale may have a Kappa score of at least about 0.700 for... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110160619 - Method and apparatus for a scented alarm clock based on sleep state: A method and apparatus for affecting the dreams of the subject or individual is presented. The apparatus first predicts or detects the desired sleep state and presents a scent to the subject. The apparatus then awakens the subject after a given period of time using external stimulus. The desired sleep... Agent: Lctank LLC

  
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20110152598 - Electromagnetic field treatment apparatus and method for using same: Larmor Precession makes specific predictions about bound ion dynamics, based upon specific combinations of AC and DC magnetic fields. Especially significant is the fact that the external magnetic field environment determines the overall qualities of resonances or particular changes in bio-effects. Given a target with a particular gyromagnetic ratio, Larmor... Agent:

20110152600 - Implantable heart assist system: A heart assist system having an implantable pump conveying blood between two vascular locations and an extracorporeal system providing power and control signals to the pump. The system also includes a communication link having an implantable portion coupled to the implantable pump, an extracorporeal portion coupled to the extracorporeal system... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110152599 - Method for forming a blood flow in surgically reconstituted segments of the blood circulatory system and devices for carrying out said method: wherein: Vr, Vz, and Vφ are the radial, longitudinal, and tangential velocities of the swirled current; v is the kinematic viscosity of the medium; φ0 is the initial swirling angle in relation to the flow axis normal; φ, z and r are current values of the angular, longitudinal, and radial... Agent:

20110152601 - Optically coupled bone conduction systems and methods: A hearing device can allow a user to determine from side which a sound originates with bone conduction vibration of the cochlea and the user can also receive sound localization cues from the device, as feedback can be substantially inhibited with bone conduction vibration of the cochlea. An output transducer... Agent: Soundbeam LLC.

20110152603 - Optically coupled cochlear actuator systems and methods: A transducer is configured to couple to the cochlear fluid so as to transmit sound with low amounts of energy, such that feed back to a microphone positioned in the ear canal is inhibited substantially. The cochlear fluid coupled hearing device can allow a user to determine from which side... Agent: Soundbeam LLC

20110152602 - Round window coupled hearing systems and methods: A support can be configured for placement in the middle ear to couple a transducer to the round window, such that the transducer can be removed from the round window without damaging the round window. The support can be configured to couple the transducer to the sound window such that... Agent: Soundbeam LLC

20110152604 - Intravaginal incontinence device: An intravaginal urinary incontinence device has an insertion end and an opposed withdrawal end. The device has a resilient frame including a working portion disposed proximate the withdrawal end and an anchoring portion disposed proximate the insertion end. The working portion has a resilient structure having a plurality of connected... Agent:

20110152605 - Intravaginal incontinence device: An intravaginal urinary incontinence device has an insertion end and an opposed withdrawal end. The device has a resilient frame including a working portion disposed proximate the withdrawal end and an anchoring portion disposed proximate the insertion end. The working portion has a resilient structure having a plurality of connected... Agent:

20110152606 - Artificial insemination: An artificial insemination device may include a condom having a sheath and a reinforced cup that caps one end of the sheath, thereby having an inner concave surface and an outer convex surface; and a delivery handle comprising an elongate extension sized, shaped, shaped to contact the outer convex surface... Agent: Intimate Bridge 2 Conception, Inc.

20110152607 - Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure: Integrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchoring devices for such purposes.... Agent: Neotract, Inc.

20110152608 - Flow control method and device: Apparatus and methods are provided comprising an implantable non-hydraulic ring that encircles and provides a controllable degree of constriction to an organ or duct and an external control that powers and controls operation of the ring. The ring includes a rigid dorsal periphery that maintains a constant exterior diameter, and... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110152609 - User interface support devices for endoscopic surgical instruments: An interface system for interfacing between at least one endoscopic surgical instrument and a cable-controlled guide tube system. Various embodiments may include a tool docking assembly that is supportable relative to the cable-controlled guide system. The tool docking assembly may comprise one or more tool docking stations for retainingly supporting... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110152610 - Intralumenal accessory tip for endoscopic sheath arrangements: An intralumenal accessory tip for use with an inner sheath assembly during initial insertion of the inner sheath into a patient. The intralumenal accessory tip is removably attachable to the distal end of the inner sheath assembly and has passages therein to accommodate access tubes and endoscopic tools protruding from... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110152611 - System and method for fiducial deployment: Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system with a handle configured for actuation of same. A fiducial may include one or more protuberances configured to engage one or more slots in a needle of the system. The needle may be configured to deliver a plurality of fiducials to a target location... Agent:

20110152613 - Articulated device with visualization system: An articulated device may include a first steerable multi-linked mechanism and a second steerable multi-linked mechanism. The second steerable multi-linked mechanism may include a first link, a plurality of intermediate links and a second link movably coupled to a second one of the intermediate links A first one of the... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20110152614 - Image pickup system and endoscope system: An image pickup system of the present invention has a light emitting section that emits a first illuminating light and a second illuminating light to an object, an image pickup section that picks up an image of a first return light and an image of a second return light, and... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110152612 - Selectively positionable camera for surgical guide tube assembly: A selectively positionable camera assembly for use in connection with a guide tube assembly that has a guide tube handle portion and at least one guide tube protruding therefrom. In various embodiments, the camera includes an elongated flexible camera portion that is sized to operably extend through at least one... Agent: Karl Storz Endovision, Inc.

20110152615 - Surgical manipulator: A surgical manipulator includes an intracorporeal unit that is completely arrangeable within a body cavity and that includes a coupling member and an effector. An extracorporeal unit includes a manipulator to manipulate at least the effector, and a connecting unit for connecting the intracorporeal unit to the extracorporeal unit when... Agent: Novineon Healthcare Technology Partners, Gmbh

20110152616 - Advancing system and method of use thereof: A system is provided for advancing medical devices along an endoscope to a selected target anatomy in a patient. The advancing system includes a tether having a first portion disposed through a working channel of an endoscope and a second portion disposed external the endoscope. The advancing system may include... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.

20110152617 - Endoscope cover fixing device and fixing system: An endoscope cover fixing device able to reliably fix the position of a cover to an endoscope without associated damage. The endoscope cover fixing device includes a fixing device main body and a wedge-shaped portion. Insert portions 43a, 44a into which the endoscope 31 is insertable are formed in the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152618 - Endoscope cap with ramp: An endoscope cap is provided for directing medical devices toward a selected target anatomy in a patient. The endoscope cap includes a ramp that may be used to deflect medical devices that have been advanced from a proximal portion of an endoscope to a distal portion thereof. The ramp may... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110152619 - Methods and apparatus related to an optical fiber member having a removable cover: An apparatus may include a waveguide. The waveguide may include a distal end surface which may be substantially normal to a centerline of a distal end portion of the waveguide. The apparatus may further include a cover which may be coupled to a portion of the waveguide. The cover may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110152620 - Glottiscope: A Glottiscope for assisting with the insertion of an endotracheal tube or an Eschman like stylet into a patient is claimed. The Glottiscope comprises a blade which defines an internal passage for receiving an endotracheal tube or an Eschman like stylet, the blade having a proximal end and a distal... Agent:

20110152621 - Device for measuring and analysing the colour of the outer ear and ear canal: The present application concerns a device for measurement and analysis of the middle ear and ear channel colour for the diagnosis of ear infections. The device is composed of a otoscope (1), including two optical fibers (2a and 2b): one for ear illumination and another returning the reflected light. The... Agent:

20110152622 - Surgical access apparatus with constraining mechanism: A surgical access apparatus includes a housing member, a portal member extending from the housing member and defining a central longitudinal axis, and defining a longitudinal passage therethrough dimensioned to permit passage of an surgical object and a constraining mechanism associated with at least one of the housing member and... Agent:

20110152623 - Device for securing a cranial limb to the cranial top and for simultaneously closing craniotomy holes, and process for using it: A device (10) is described for securing a cranial limb to the cranial top (17) and for simultaneously closing craniotomy holes, comprising: a cortical support riser (12); first closing means (11) operatively connected to the cortical riser (12); second closing means (14) adapted to be secured to the cortical riser... Agent: Ntplast S.r.l.

20110152624 - Percutaneous tube assembly: A percutaneous tube assembly is provided for performing minimally invasive surgery, the system comprising a percutaneous tube comprising a translucent main body; an external attachment fixture attached to the main body; an access channel longitudinally bored through the main body; an internal attachment channel longitudinally bored through the main body,... Agent: Custom Spine, Inc.

20110152626 - Seal assembly for surgical access device: Seal assemblies are provided, comprising a seal holder including a cylindrical wall portion that defines a central passage. The seal assembly comprises a seal supported in the central passage of the seal holder. The seal has a substantially spherical configuration and includes a distal aperture and a proximal aperture, wherein... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152625 - Surgical portal with rotating seal: A surgical portal apparatus includes a portal housing, a portal sleeve, and a seal. The portal housing defines a central housing axis and a central housing channel. The portal sleeve extends from the portal housing and is dimensioned to pass through tissue to provide access to underlying tissue via a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152627 - Neural tissue retraction and preservation device: A self-retaining neural retraction clip, preferably having controlled retraction level and an off-set retraction means. This device can reduce operative site clutter to enhance disc access while providing consistent and stable dural retraction.... Agent:

20110152628 - Cables for patient monitoring and related systems with integrated front end: Patient monitoring systems can include a system for transmitting information from a patient parameter sensor to a patient monitor. The system can include an analogue-to-digital converter close to the patient parameter sensor and can transmit digital signals through a cable to the patient monitor.... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.

20110152631 - Medical diagnostic apparatus and method of operating the same: The present disclosure relates to a medical diagnostic apparatus and a method of operating the same. The medical diagnosis apparatus performs measurement based on a preset diagnosis system environment in response to a measurement start instruction input from a user, and only if the apparatus receives an instruction for changing... Agent: Madison Co., Ltd.

20110152630 - Method for recording and forwarding vital signs, as well as device for this purpose: In a method for recording and forwarding vital signs of a user, vital signs are measured, possibly linked, and displayed to the user. Once the user has accepted the displayed vital signs or their linkages, the user releases them for transmission by way of an authentification.... Agent:

20110152629 - Systems and methods for synchronizing data of a patient monitor and a portable sensor module: A patient monitor is synchronized with a portable sensor module by detecting a first coupling of the portable sensor module to the patient monitor. In response to the first coupling, the portable sensor module and the patient monitor each store configuration settings and record patient data acquired through the portable... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.

20110152632 - Universal body sensor network: A sensor module (2A00, 2B00, 2C00) for an on-body sensor (1A00, 1B00) is provided. The sensor (1A00, 1B00) is intended for connecting to the sensor module (2A00, 2B00, 2C00) and for transmitting an analog value of a patient (18). The sensor module (2A00, 2B00, 2C00) comprises a converter means, a... Agent: E-vitae Pte. Ltd.

20110152638 - Cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes: A cardiography system and method using automated recognition of hemodynamic parameters and waveform attributes is provided. The cardiography system and method includes at least one sensor, a knowledge base and a processing device. The at least one sensor provides a waveform signal and a hemodynamic parameter input. The knowledge base... Agent: Vasamed Inc.

20110152633 - Eeg monitor of fetal health: A method for predicting health compromise in a fetus comprises acquiring one or more EEG signals and a fetal heart rate (FHR) signal from the surface of the head of a fetus; and determining the spectral edge frequency (SEF) of the one or more EEG signals. A repetitive temporal correlation... Agent: The London Health Sciences Centre Research Inc.

20110152634 - Measuring human biological fluid levels: This disclosure describes measuring and analyzing a biological fluid level using a telecommunications device. Measuring the biological fluid level includes initiating a measurement and analysis application to activate measuring and analyzing the biological fluid level. The telecommunications device transmits a first signal to activate a measurement device placed on a... Agent:

20110152635 - Motivational profiling for behavioral change technologies: a state-trait approach: An electronic system for health based behavior modification may receive real time data to assess behavioral state changes. The real time data may be used as an input to a database that matches states and trait-based typologies to determine motivational profiles. A rules database may be used to develop recommended... Agent:

20110152637 - Physical activity monitor and data collection unit: A physical activity data collection unit includes one or more infrared sensors configured to provide an output indicative of a pulse rate of a user of the physical activity data collection unit, at least one temperature sensor configured to provide an output indicative of at least a body temperature of... Agent:

20110152636 - Portable device for calculating consumed calories: A portable device for measuring a consumed calories includes: a respiration measurement device measuring an amount of air inhaled into a user's nose to acquire and output a respiration signal; a plurality of movement detection devices acquiring and outputting acceleration signals reflecting (or indicating) the magnitude and direction of a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunication Research Institute

20110152639 - Tethering capsule system: A capsule system comprising a first capsule (16) configured to be ingested by a subject, a second capsule (18) configured to be ingested by the subject separately from the first capsule, the first capsule having an electromagnetic element (29, 30) and a sensor (22, 23) for sensing a physiological parameter... Agent: The Smart Pill Corporation

20110152640 - Method and system for utilizing health care products: In varying embodiments, a method and system of utilizing health care products is disclosed. The method and system employ a uniquely configured device for measuring a biometric component of the human body. Based on this measured biometric component, health care products can be selectively used that are best suited for... Agent: Sensorderm

20110152643 - \"band-aid\"-type potassium ion (k+) biosensor: Potassium ion (K+) is important in regulating normal cell function in the human body, specifically the heartbeat and the muscle function. It is important to be able to monitor potassium ion concentrations in human fluids. This invention describes a novel concept for a potassium ion biosensor that accurately, rapidly, and... Agent:

20110152642 - Detection of bubbles during hemodynamic monitoring when performing automated measurement of blood constituents: Example embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses that enable the detection of bubbles so that hemodynamic performance can be assured following an automated blood analyte measurement. An example apparatus according to the present invention comprises a blood access system, adapted to remove blood from a body and... Agent:

20110152641 - Disposable cover for use in an incubator for premature infants: The invention refers to a disposable cover for use in an incubator for premature infants comprising a moisture-pervious surface layer and a preferably moisture-impervious back sheet, wherein the total weight of the cover before use is communicated to the caregiver by indication on said cover, a label accompanying said cover... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20110152644 - Protective container for holding reusable diagnostic components: A protective container for holding a reusable control part of a transcutaneous sensor system for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid is disclosed. The control part includes at least one coupling, which has at least one sensor coupling for connection to at least one transcutaneous sensor. The... Agent:

20110152646 - Noninvasive detection of a physiologic parameter with a probe: The invention provides a device for contacting a surface of a patient's body to determine a physiologic parameter in a measurement region of a tissue of the patient. The device typically comprises a sensor responsive to the physiologic parameter and a probe housing the sensor. The probe is constructed to... Agent: Vasamed Inc.

20110152645 - Pulse oximetry sensor adapter: An adapter allows the interconnection of a sensor originating from one manufacturer to be coupled with conventionally incompatible monitors originating from other manufacturers to form a properly functioning pulse oximetry system. The adapter matches a sensor driver in a monitor to the current requirements and light source configuration of a... Agent:

20110152647 - Diode laser device for the non-invasive measurement of glycaemia: A device has two diode laser sources in a range between 500 and 1000 nm, with a power in the range between 0.01 to 100 mW. Rays from the sources are conveyed through an optical condenser and, starting up a key, are emitted either on a nail or on the... Agent: Pignolo S.p.a.

20110152648 - Pulse oximeter sensor: A method of sensing or measuring various characteristics of blood is disclosed. The method includes providing a sensor having an emitter and a receiver coupled to external processing apparatus. The sensor has a generally elongated configuration designed to be formed into a generally U-shaped orientation so that the sensor can... Agent:

20110152649 - Device for measuring blood, tissue, and skin parameters: The invention relates to a device and a method for measuring of blood, tissue, or skin parameters, in particular the oxygen saturation in blood, by attaching to body parts such as fingers, earlobes, toes, hand, or foot. The invention relates further to a method for the preparation of said device.... Agent: Envitec-wismar Gmbh

20110152651 - device and system that identifies cardiovascular insufficiency: A system and method for identifying volume status of a patient are disclosed. A pulse density signal is recorded from the patient. The pulse density signal is filtered to capture a respiration sampling period and a plurality of cardiac cycles occurring during the respiration sampling period. Mean pulse pressure and... Agent: Intelomed Inc.

20110152650 - Adaptive pump control during non-invasive blood pressure measurement: A method of operating a non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitor having a blood pressure cuff. During operation of the NIBP monitor, the blood pressure cuff is initially inflated at a rapid inflation rate. Once the blood pressure cuff reaches a first pressure, the inflation rate of the blood pressure cuff... Agent: General Electric Company

20110152652 - System and method for pulse rate calculation using a scheme for alternate weighting: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for analyzing pulse data. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a signal containing data representing a plurality of pulses, the signal generated in response to detecting light scattered from blood perfused tissue. Further, one embodiment includes performing a pulse identification... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110152653 - Systems and methods for implementing rapid response monitoring of blood concentration of a metabolite: Systems and methods for monitoring the concentration of glucose or other metabolites by way of a low-volume microdialysis-probe (10) operative in accordance with a pulsed mode of flow through a flow path (12) defined by a layered structure. Also described are a system and a method for deployment of the... Agent: G-sense Ltd.

20110152654 - Analyte sensors comprising blended membrane compositions and methods for making and using them: Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having elements designed to modulate their chemical reactions as well as methods for making and using such sensors. In certain embodiments of the invention, the sensor includes an analyte modulating membrane that comprises a blended mixture of a linear polyurethane/polyurea polymer, and a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110152657 - Apparatus and methods for taking blood glucose measurements and recommending insulin doses: The present disclosure related to an apparatus that may be used for taking blood glucose measurements and providing individualized insulin dose recommendations wherein the apparatus is easy to use and facilitates improved diabetes control in patients. Also disclosed are related methods.... Agent:

20110152656 - Collection device with selective display of test results, method and computer program product thereof: A collection device with a selective display of test results and method thereof are disclosed. A structured collection procedure defining data collection times and the associated context of the collection also defines what information regarding the results of the collection may be viewable by a user performing the structured collection... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20110152658 - Identification of aberrant measurements of in vivo glucose concentration using temperature: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for generating an estimate of an in vivo analyte concentration and identifying whether the estimate is aberrant. In some embodiments, the system includes a sensor comprising an analyte sensor and a temperature sensing element, and a control unit programmed to identify changes in temperature... Agent: Glumetrics, Inc.

20110152655 - Systems and apparatuses for testing blood glucose measurement engines: A system for testing a blood glucose measurement engine includes a host device emulator having a measurement engine port communicatively coupled to a communications port and electrically coupled to a power supply. A diagnostic computer may be communicatively coupled to the communications port of the host device emulator. The diagnostic... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20110152659 - Biomedical electric wave sensor: A biomedical electric wave sensor includes a base, a central pole, a dry electrode, a case, and a plurality of ribs. When the central pole lowers down, the ribs radiate and expand outward to push aside the hair of a subject, and the dry electrode exposes from the case and... Agent:

20110152660 - Methods and apparatus for automatically tracking heart failure status: Assessing symptomatic and asymptomatic physiologic changes due to chronic heart failure involves apparatus and methods for gauging degradation and possible improvement using automated measurement of inter-ventricular conduction time, both alone and in combination with other automated physiologic tests. Conduction times increase due to the greater distance a wavefront must traverse... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110152661 - Method and apparatus for identifying the viability of ischemic myocardium of a patient: A method for identifying the viability of ischemic myocardium of a patient. The method includes the steps of measuring in real-time the ischemic myocardium of a beating or non-beating heart. There is the step of determining in real-time whether the ischemic myocardium of the beating or non-beating heart is stunned... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20110152662 - Imaging pallets for multi-modality imaging systems: A multi-modality imaging system including first and second imaging modality units having respective field of views (FOVs) that are spaced apart from each other. The imaging system also having a positioning system that includes an imaging pallet. The pallet has an elongated support body that includes first and second portions... Agent: General Electronic Company

20110152664 - Measuring device and a method for determining movement in a tissue: A measuring device contains a microwave transmitter, a microwave receiver and a control device. The control device controls the microwave transmitter in such a manner that the latter transmits a microwave signal into a tissue. The tissue contains moving constituents. The tissue controls the microwave signal. The moving constituents of... Agent: Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110152663 - Medical image diagnostic apparatus, medical image display device, personal information management system: A medical image diagnostic apparatus includes an input unit to input personal information of a subject, a communication unit to communicate with a personal information managing server for storing the personal information, and a judge unit to judge whether the personal information can be transmitted to a personal information managing... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110152665 - Method and apparatus for designing mri gradient pulse waveform: A method for designing MRI gradient pulse waveform provided by the present invention firstly defines target peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) curve; then calculates a gradient pulse waveform by using a relation function between the gradient pulse waveform and PNS value curve based on the target PNS curve.... Agent:

20110152667 - Mri gradient field detector: A device and a method are disclosed for detecting electromagnetic fields, in particular, fields occurring in magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests. An implantable medical device (IMD), contained in a hermetically sealed housing, includes a control unit, a programming coil, and a communication unit, wherein the... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110152666 - Targeted thermal treatment of human tissue through respiratory cycles using arma modeling: The present application discloses a technique for targeting therapeutic thermal energy to human tissue that is subject to displacement during a respiratory cycle using ARMA modeling. It discloses using an ARMA treatment of MRI tracking data of salient features of the tissue of interest to predict the spacial position of... Agent: General Electric Company

20110152669 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus which performs myocardial perfusion imaging of an object, the apparatus comprises an imaging unit which acquires image data by imaging a heart of the object in synchronism with a biological signal from the object, and an image generating unit which generates... Agent:

20110152668 - Method to detect a breathing movement of an examination subject corresponding to signal data by magnetic resonance: In a method for the detection of signal data corresponding to a breathing movement of an examination subject by means of magnetic resonance (MR) first and second data sets are loaded, that each include complex k-space data acquired with a navigator sequence from a common excitation volume of the examination... Agent:

20110152670 - Method of utilization of high dielectric constant (hdc) materials for reducing sar and enhancing snr in mri: Layers or coats of materials with high dielectric constant or permittivity with very low conductivity are inserted in between radiofrequency (RF) coil or coil's conductive elements and the sample to enhance the signal to noise ratio (SNR), improve image contrast, and reduce the specific absorption rate (SAR) of magnetic resonance... Agent:

20110152671 - Mri-cest diagnostic technique based on non-punctual analysis: An embodiment in the MRI-CEST field is proposed for analyzing a body-part, which includes a CEST agent providing a magnetization transfer with a bulk substrate of the body-part. A corresponding diagnostic system includes input means for providing an input map including a plurality of input elements each one for a... Agent: Bracco Imaging S.p.a.

20110152672 - Mrt optocoupler: Device and method for detecting electromagnetic fields occurring in imaging magnetic resonance tomography MRT/MRI tests. Relates to an implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a hermetically sealed housing, control unit(s), detection unit(s) for MRT interference fields connected/connectable to control unit(s) and to electrode(s) and/or to antenna(s) and/or coil(s), wherein the MRT... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110152673 - Mrt signaling: A device and a method for handling and withstanding electromagnetic fields, specifically such fields as occur in magnetic resonance tomography examinations (i.e., MRT or MRI). This refers in particular to an IMD that can transmit data and/or parameters to an MRT device.... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110152674 - Mrt antenna: The disclosure relates to a device and a method for detecting electromagnetic fields, in particular fields occurring in imaging magnetic resonance tomography.... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110152675 - system and method for patient positioning in cone-beam tomography: A device for positioning a patient within an image volume of a cone-beam tomography system. The device includes a volume indicator adapted to indicate at least a front boundary of the image volume and having a horizontal indicator for horizontal alignment. The device also includes a head clamp adapted to... Agent: Sirona Dental Systems Gmbh

20110152676 - Intra-operative registration for navigated surgical procedures: A navigation system for use during a surgical procedure is provided. The navigation system is configured to use electromagnetic tracking data produced by electromagnetic tracking devices and 2D image data produced by a fluoroscope to intra-operatively register 2D images of a patient to a pre-operative 3D image of the patient.... Agent: General Electric Company

20110152677 - Means of tracking movement of bodies during medical treatment: During preprogrammed medical treatment and remote controlled surgery tracking the movements of the body being treated and integrating those tracked movements with the preprogrammed/remote controlled treatment to arrive at an integrated modified treatment track and following that modified track during the treatment. The treating instrument may be a solid scalpel... Agent: Boulder Innovation Group, Inc.

20110152678 - Methods and devices for passive residual lung volume reduction and functional lung volume expansion: The volume of a hyperinflated lung compartment is reduced by sealing a distal end of the catheter in an airway feeding the lung compartment. Air passes out of the lung compartment through a passage in the catheter while the patient exhales. A one-way flow element associated with the catheter prevents... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20110152679 - Systems and methods for generating colored persistence images in nuclear medicine imaging: Systems and methods for generating persistence images in nuclear medicine (NM) imaging are provided. One method includes acquiring a nuclear emission image of a patient injected with a radiopharmaceutical in a persistence data acquisition mode. The method further includes determining an assigned display color corresponding to NM persistence image information... Agent:

20110152682 - Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for sealing, or pinching, high-pressure fluid tubing (e.g., braided tubing) that may be used to deliver medical fluid from a powered medical fluid injection device, such as an injector that delivers contrast media and/or saline during angiographic or computed tomography (CT) procedures. In... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20110152681 - Pumping devices, systems and methods for use with medical fluids including compensation for variations in pressure or flow rate: A system for delivery of a medical fluid to a patient includes a pump system including a pressurizing unit to pressurize the medical fluid and a drive system in operative connection with the pressurizing unit. The pump system exhibits variation in pressure during operation. The system further includes a compensating... Agent:

20110152680 - Self-contained power-assisted syringe: A self-contained and hand-held power-assisted syringe is provided which is suitable for the controlled injection of fluid material during medical procedures such as coronary angiography procedures which utilize small-bore and small sized guide catheter systems. The present invention provides a greater degree of injection power on-demand than was previously possible... Agent:

20110152683 - Abrading balloon catheter for extravasated drug delivery: A method of extravasated drug delivery is disclosed, including inserting a catheter with a first balloon, a second balloon, and a third balloon positioned between the first and second balloons and having a wall with an abrasive outer surface, into a bodily cavity, inflating the first and second balloons to... Agent:

20110152684 - Fast anatomical mapping using ultrasound images: A method for three-dimensional (3D) mapping includes acquiring a plurality of two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonic images of a cavity in a body of a living subject, the 2D images having different, respective positions in a 3D reference frame. In each of the 2D ultrasonic images, pixels corresponding to locations within an... Agent:

20110152687 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: Even when a region of interest (ROI) is changed on a frozen image, an elasticity image of ROI after the change can be displayed without executing re-measurement. An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus 1 has a control unit 110 having a first ROI setting unit 38 and a second ROI setting unit... Agent:

20110152685 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for controlling focus position of ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a transmission section which is a transducer drive section capable of transmitting ultrasound at a predetermined focus position from an ultrasound transducer, and a CPU which is a display region changing section capable of changing a display region to be displayed on a monitor in... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110152686 - Ultrasound imaging: An ultrasound imaging system (UIS) comprises a user interface (UIF) that allows an operator to request visual aid. In response to a request for visual aid, a controller (CTRL) retrieves from a database a visual representation of a preferred manner of applying a probe to a patient, and causes a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110152688 - Manual ultrasound power control to monitor fetal heart rate depending on the size of the patient: A continuous, noninvasive fetal heart rate measurement is produced using one or more ultrasonic transducer adhered to the abdomen of the mother. Each ultrasound transducer generates an ultrasound beam having a signal strength. The signal strength is determined by an excitation voltage applied to the ultrasound transducer. An excitation voltage... Agent: General Electric Company

20110152689 - Color doppler ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: According to one embodiment, a color Doppler ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, a transmission/reception unit, a quadrature phase detection unit configured to perform quadrature phase detection of an output from the transmission/reception unit, a filter unit configured to perform first orthogonal transformation for an output from the quadrature... Agent:

20110152690 - Handheld force-controlled ultrasound probe: A handheld ultrasound probe includes force detection and feedback to permit control and/or characterization of applied forces. The probe may, for example, be operated to maintain a substantially constant applied force over a period of use independent of a user's hand position, or to measure applied forces that might contribute... Agent:

20110152691 - Ultrasonic transducer: An ultrasonic transducer includes: a piezoelectric transducer (1) emitting ultrasonic waves; and a backing layer (4) provided in contact with a back side of the piezoelectric transducer (1) and attenuating ultrasonic waves that are emitted toward the back side of the piezoelectric transducer (1) and have an opposite phase to... Agent:

20110152692 - System and methods for providing real-time anatomical guidance in a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure: According to one aspect, a system for intraoperatively providing anatomical guidance in a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes: a first light source configured to emit a beam of visible light; second light source configured to emit a beam of near-infrared light; a handheld... Agent: Emory University Office Of Technology Transfer

20110152693 - Method for precisely determining the fluorescence in a layer system, such as the eye: The invention relates to a method for precisely determining the fluorescence in a layer system, such as the eye. The object of the invention is to provide a method that is as simple and requires as little effort as possible for evaluating the fluorescence in a layer system, by means... Agent: Heidelberg Engineering Gmbh

20110152694 - Blood-pressure sensor, manufacturing method thereof, and blood-pressure sensor system: A blood-pressure sensor is constituted of an elastic body which is fitted to a blood-vessel outer wall, and a shape of which is deformed by force generated by pulsing motion of expansion and contraction of the blood vessel, and a plurality of nanosized particles dispersedly provided in the elastic body,... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20110152696 - Audible biofeedback heart rate monitor with virtual coach: A system and associated method that provides a virtual coach to a person during an exercise routine includes a sensor used to sense the level of a physiological parameter of the exerciser, such as heart rate, a processor programmed to compare the sensed physiological parameter to a target level of... Agent: Hall Ryan Laboratories, Inc.

20110152695 - System for processing exercise-related data: A method, apparatuses, and a system for carrying out exercise-related processing are described. The apparatus includes an exercise-measurement circuitry configured to measure exercise-related measurement data related to a user carrying out an exercise. The apparatus further comprises a communication circuitry configured to provide the portable apparatus with wireless communication capability.... Agent: Polar Electro Oy

20110152697 - Circulatory pressure monitoring using infusion pump systems: A low cost, transportable system for monitoring the central venous pressure of a patient receiving an infusion is provided. The pressure monitoring system of the present invention employs a pump and a flow meter in order to supply infusion fluids to a patient. Based upon the control factors and changes... Agent: K&y Corporation

20110152698 - Method and apparatus for blood pressure waveform baseline estimation and removal: An implantable medical device system including an implantable blood pressure sensor extracts a baseline signal from the sensed blood pressure signal and subtracts the extracted baseline signal from the sensed blood pressure signal to obtain a corrected pressure monitoring signal. The corrected pressure signal is monitored to detect a cardiac-related... Agent:

20110152699 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus and method for measuring blood vessel elasticity: A blood pressure measuring method which can measure blood vessel elasticity, so that that the blood vessel elasticity can be commonly applied to all subjects, calculating pulse transit time at the time when no pressure is applied, calculating pulse transit time in an area where the pressure is changed by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110152700 - Electronic sphygmomanometer for enhancing reliability of measurement value: An electronic sphygmomanometer has a cuff to be attached to a measurement site, a pressurization/depressurization unit for adjusting a pressure to be applied to the cuff, a pressure detection unit including a plurality of pressure sensors, for detecting cuff pressures in the cuff based on pressure information output from the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110152701 - Heart pulse rate monitor: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for monitoring a heartbeat. In one embodiment, the device may comprise a sensor package mountable over a pulse location of a user. The sensor package may include a first sensor element configured to sense at least one signal at the pulse location and to... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland

20110152702 - Cardiac arrest monitoring device: The present disclosure relates to devices, implementations and techniques for health monitoring. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to cardiac arrest monitoring devices.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20110152703 - Heart monitoring system or other system for measuring magnetic fields: A system includes at least one first magnetic field sensor configured to measure first and second magnetic fields. The system also includes at least one second magnetic field sensor configured to measure the second magnetic field substantially without measuring the first magnetic field. The system further includes processing circuitry configured... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation

20110152704 - Sleep determination device and sleep determination method: An object of the present invention is to provide a sleep determination device and a sleep determination method capable of precisely determining a sleep stage based on heartbeat information of a subject. The sleep determination device and the sleep determination method according to the present invention obtain the heartbeat of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110152705 - Systems, methods and computer program products for heart monitoring: The present invention provides systems, methods and computer program products for monitoring a heart. According to one embodiment, the system includes an implantable registering unit. The registering unit comprises a first controller structured to register an electrical signal from the heart. The system includes a second controller in operable communication... Agent: Lifesciences Solutions LLC

20110152706 - Method and apparatus for sensing respiratory pressure in an implantable stimulation system: A method and system for sensing respiration in the treatment of sleep apnea is disclosed.... Agent: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

20110152707 - Wearable respiration measurement apparatus: A wearable respiration measurement apparatus including: an eyeglass frame having a nose flap which is formed in such a manner as to cover a user's nose; and an induced current generation device attached to the nose flap and generating an induced current corresponding to an amount of air inhaled or... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications, Research Institute

20110152709 - Mobile body control device and mobile body control method: A mobile body control device includes: a brain activity detecting unit that detects brain activity information of a user; a brain signal separating unit that separates an artifact component from the brain activity information detected by the brain activity detecting unit; a control signal generating unit that slides a sampling... Agent: Riken

20110152708 - System and method of speech sound intelligibility assessment, and program thereof: A speech sound intelligibility assessment system includes: a biological signal measurement section for measuring an electroencephalogram signal of a user; a presented-speech sound control section for determining a speech sound to be presented by referring to a speech sound database retaining a plurality of monosyllabic speech sounds; an audio output... Agent:

20110152710 - Adaptive brain-computer interface device: Disclosed herein is an adaptive brain-computer interface device. The brain-computer interface device includes a stimulus generation unit, a signal collection unit, a preprocessing unit, an analysis unit, and a stimuli sequence determination unit. The stimulus generation unit generates stimuli and applies the stimuli to a user. The signal collection unit... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20110152711 - Systems and methods for testing vestibular and oculomotor function: The invention relates to systems and methods for testing vestibular and oculomotor function. One aspect of the invention provides a vestibular and oculomotor function testing device including a track supported by a plurality of bearings, an engine configured to selectively displace the track, and a head coupling component coupled to... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110152712 - Impedance measurement tissue identification in blood vessels: A system for radio frequency (RF) wire guidance during RF occlusion canalization including a RF wire configured to travel through a blood vessel, an impedance measure unit configured to measure an electrical impedance between the RF wire and a reference electrode, a RF power source, an activation controller configured to... Agent:

20110152713 - System for recording measured values in or on an organism, and method for producing a componet of this system: s

20110152714 - Variable angle guide holder for a biopsy guide plug: Apparatus and methods are described as relating to a variable angled guide plug holder for use in interventional procedures. In an exemplary embodiment, a variable angled guide plug holder for use in interventional procedures is provided, including a guide plug holder for receiving an angular determination fixture, the guide plug... Agent:

20110152715 - Biopsy needle with vacuum assist: A surgical cutting device comprises a cannula attached to an actuation mechanism that moves the cannula from a cocked position to a cutting position, a stylet including a distal portion having a sharp distal end, a sample collection region, a vacuum port, and a lumen extending from the vacuum port... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110152716 - Biopsy probe mechanism having multiple echogenic features: A biopsy probe mechanism includes an elongate sample receiving member having a longitudinal axis and having a sample receiving notch. An elongate sample receiving member and a cutting cannula are movable relative to one another along a longitudinal axis between a first relative position and a second relative position. A... Agent:

20110152717 - Apparatus for inserting needle: Provided is an apparatus for inserting a needle capable of obtaining automation of tissue sample collection or drug injection and operation stability by applying a link mechanism between a needle inserted into a specific part of a human body and a power source for providing a drive force. The apparatus... Agent: National Cancer Center

20110152718 - Device and method for evaluating the hydric loss of a person or an animal by sweating: o

20110152719 - Materials and methods for hypothermic collection of whole blood: The present invention relates to materials and methods for hypothermic collection of whole blood, and components thereof, which can extend the holding time of blood beyond the current useable limit. Additionally, blood can be drawn directly into a hypothermic preservation solution without the addition of standard anticoagulants. This is enabled... Agent: Biolife Solutions, Inc.

20110152720 - Sample preparation methods and systems: Methods and systems to prepare a sample, including a relatively small amount of a biological sample, and to mix the sample with preparation fluid stored in a device. The device may include multiple fluid chambers and a stepped plunger to force a fluid in at least one of the chambers... Agent: Boston Microfluidics

20110152721 - Sensor mounted flexible guidewire: A medical device comprising a corewire, sensor core, and coupler is presented. A portion of the corewire is disposed within a first end of the coupler, and a portion of the sensor core is disposed within a second end. Alternatively, the device comprises a corewire and a sensor assembly comprising... Agent:

20110152725 - Biomems sensor and apparatuses and methods therefor: Electronic devices, apparatus, systems, and methods of operating and constructing the devices, apparatus, and/or systems include a wireless sensor configured to measure strain of hardware implanted in a subject. In various embodiments, temporal measurement of the hardware strain includes monitoring changes of the resonant frequency of the sensor. The sensor... Agent: Christian M. Puttlitz Consulting, LLC

20110152723 - Body index apparatus: A body index apparatus (100) has a measurer for measuring, at plural measurement points, the distance indicating the width of abdomen (11) of a human subject (10) who lies on a reference plane (S) in the supine position. The distances from these measurement points to the reference plane (S) are... Agent: Tanita Corporation

20110152724 - Methods and instruments for assessing bone fracture risk: Methods and instruments for assessing bone, for example fracture risk, in a subject in which a test probe is inserted through the skin of the subject so that the test probe contacts the subject's bone and the resistance of the test bone to microscopic fracture by the test probe is... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110152722 - Uterine rupture warning method: An abnormal uterine wall perforation is inferred by the failure of the distal balloon of a conventional ablation apparatus, to reach a prescribed, “normal” or “expected” pressure within a prescribed time.... Agent:

20110152727 - Fall prevention system: There is provided a system for fall prevention for a user, comprising one or more sensors for attachment to respective portions of the body, each sensor being adapted to measure movement of the respective portion of the body and to translate the movement into a signal; and a controller adapted... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110152726 - System and method for monitoring the gait characteristics of a group of individuals: A system is provided for monitoring gait characteristics of a group of enrollees in a monitoring region of a public area. The system includes an identifying device to enroll the group of enrollees into the system by measuring identifying information. The system further includes a gait monitoring device to measure... Agent:

  
06/16/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110144410 - Therapy device and related accessories, compositions, and treatment methods: The invention is directed to a therapy device, including a body, an energy source disposed on the body for emitting a desired wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and a material dispensing system disposed on the body for dispensing a desired material for use with the device. Also disclosed are accessories and... Agent:

20110144412 - Piezoelectric, micro-exercise pad apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for micro-exercise apply piezoelectric stress to cells of a bone mass by inducing voltages in the bone mass. Application of dynamic, electromagnetic fields passing through the conductive bone mass induce currents and voltages locally in and around cells or groups of cells. The cells respond to... Agent: Pulse, LLC

20110144411 - Systems and methods for magnetic-assisted therapeutic agent delivery: Systems and methods that provide magnetically-enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents to selected tissue are disclosed. The systems and methods involve the use of carrier devices and release devices and two different magnetic fields to move magnetic particles into selected tissue. Movement of the magnetic particles (and any associated therapeutic agent)... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110144413 - Heart assist apparatus: The apparatus is a ventricular assist device comprising: a pump with a housing having therein radial a impeller, and a rotor for driving the impeller, both the rotor and the impeller being hydrodynamically suspended within the housing in us, the pump further including a stator for driving the rotor; an... Agent: Calon Cardio Technology Ltd

20110144415 - Implantable microphone for hearing systems: An implantable microphone for use in hearing systems includes a housing having a sidewall, a first membrane coupled to a top portion of the housing and configured to move in response to movement from an auditory ossicle, and a second membrane coupled to the sidewall such that an interior volume... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20110144414 - Middle ear implant and method: An improved middle ear implant and method are disclosed. The invention particularly relates to magnetic implants and to attachment devices and methods for mounting a magnet in the middle ear of a patient. The implant comprises a wire-form and a magnet disposed in a housing. The method may comprise the... Agent: Ototronix, LLC

20110144416 - Infant sleeping apparatus: An apparatus that simulates the movement an infant might experience while being held on its mother's chest is provided. The apparatus produces controlled and rhythmic motions similar to the expansion and contraction of an adult's chest or torso during normal breathing. The apparatus, and methods of operation thereof, provide a... Agent:

20110144418 - Connector for mesh support insertion: Disclosed is a surgical system for positioning an implant in a patient. The surgical system includes an insertion needle and a connector. The insertion needle has a distal end with a channel formed therein. The channel has a first end and a second end. The first end extends to the... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110144417 - Patterned implant and method: A unitary or homogeneous patterned implant is provided. The implant is constructed of patterned cells formed by way of a molding, die casting, laser etching, laser cutting, extruding, and the like. Portions of the implant can be formed into sinusoid or other waveform strut members to control and promote elongation,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110144425 - Apparatus and method for manipulating or retracting tissue and anatomical structure: Integrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchoring devices for such purposes.... Agent: Neotract, Inc.

20110144420 - Apparatus for completing implantation of gastric band: An instrument comprises a handle, an articulating shaft, an end effector, and a translatable hook member. The shaft defines a side aperture, proximal to an articulating section of the shaft, through which the hook member protrudes when the hook member is translated distally. The end effector is used to form... Agent:

20110144423 - Median lobe retraction apparatus and method: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for comprising, distracting and/or retracting the lobes... Agent: Neotract, Inc.

20110144424 - Method of implanting a fluid injection port: A method for implanting an injection port within a patient. The method involves providing a port having a housing with a closed distal end, a open proximal end, a fluid reservoir therebetween, a needle penetrable septum attached to the housing about the opening, and at least one attachment mechanism mounted... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144421 - Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient. The method includes the steps of implanting a device into airway-forming tissue without affixing the device to the tissue and permitting a bioerodable portion of the device to bioerode to apply a force to the airway-forming tissue to... Agent:

20110144419 - Support apparatus for gastric band system injector: A support apparatus connects with and provides fluid communication between a needle and a syringe. The support apparatus includes at least one arm that is configured to provide cantilever support of the needle and syringe while the needle is inserted in a patient. The arm engages the patient's skin, and... Agent:

20110144422 - Systems, methods and devices relating to a removable sleeve for an implantable sling: Devices and methods for delivering of a sling assembly and removal of the sleeve at least partially enclosing the sling through a single orifice of incision are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110144426 - Massage device: The invention relates to a massage device comprising an essentially cylindrical housing, with electromechanical means arranged in the housing for generating mechanical vibrations, along with electronic means arranged in the housing for activating the means for generating mechanical vibrations, and with a power source, connected to the means for generating... Agent:

20110144428 - Instrument configured to prepare a penis for implantation of a penile prosthetic: An instrument configured to prepare a penis for implantation of a penile prosthetic includes a shaft extending between a distal end and a proximal end, a plunger coupled to and movable relative to the shaft, and a dilation head coupled to a distal end of the plunger and disposed around... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110144427 - Method of preparing a penis for implantation of a penile prosthetic: A method of preparing an opening formed in a penis for reception of a penile prosthetic includes measuring a length of the opening formed in the penis with a shaft of an instrument, and moving a dilation head longitudinally along the shaft of the instrument and dilating a diameter of... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110144429 - Endoscope with an improved working channel: A medical device includes an insertion tube, having a proximal end and a distal end, which is configured for insertion into a body cavity of a subject. An optical assembly is contained in the distal end and configured to form an image of a target region in the body cavity.... Agent: C2cure Inc.

20110144430 - Articulating endoscopic accessory channel: Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144432 - Device and method for computer simulated marking targeting biopsy: A device for Computer Simulated Marking Targeting Biopsy (CSMTB) has at least a space locator, and a main control module, including a surface model sub-module, a positioning sub-module, a tracking sub-module, a virtual endoscope sub-module, and a marking targeting biopsy sub-module. The device accurately detects minimal gastric lesions, and reduces... Agent: Hangzhou Botong Gastroenteropathy Treatment Technology Co., Ltd.

20110144431 - System and method for controlling use of capsule endoscopes: In a method or system for limiting use of capsule endoscopes by a capsule endoscope maagnetic steering system used by a customer, the capsule endoscope is provided with a use code stored with the capsule. The use code is read and analyzed to determine whether or not the customer's capsule... Agent:

20110144433 - Endoscope shaft made of a composite tube: An endoscope shaft made of a composite tube comprises an external tube and an internal tube which is softer and more resilient compared to the external tube as well as a helical spring for stiffening the composite tube. According to the invention, the helical spring in the relaxed state has... Agent: Invendo Medical Gmbh

20110144434 - Intraductal insertion device: An intraductal insertion device includes a thrust generating section installed at an insertion portion. The thrust generating section is made up of a flexible shaft adapted to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise around a shaft axis. The thrust generating section is configured by winding the shaft axis of the flexible shaft... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110144435 - Medical apparatus to support an endoscopic investigation: A medical apparatus to support an endoscopic investigation that includes a housing with a base surface, a front surface and a rear surface, and a light source that is positioned in the housing to generate light to illuminate an object that is to be investigated with an endoscope. In addition... Agent:

20110144436 - Airway management: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate improving visualization associated with intubation. A dynamically articulating laryngoscope blade can be controlled to configure to normal anatomic variants and pathologic abnormalities to facilitate placing of an endotracheal tube into a patient's trachea. Further, cameras can be integrated into and/or... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110144437 - Methods and devices for providing surgical access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. A surgical access port is provided that has an adjustable longitudinal length, such as by being formed from multiple segments configured to move relative to one another. An anchor can be coupled to a distal end of... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144438 - Surgical apparatus and method for performing transabdominal cardiac surgery: The invention provides a surgical apparatus and method for performing less-invasive, closed chest cardiac surgery through a transabdominal approach, without cardiopulmonary bypass. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a heart manipulator and a coronary stabilizer which are deployed through an access cannula and secured relative to a stationary support... Agent: Coroneo, Inc.

20110144439 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20110144440 - Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for accessing a surgical site. In one embodiment, an access device is provided having a housing and a cannula extending distally therefrom. The cannula and the housing can define a working channel extending longitudinally therethrough. The cannula can be movable between an insertion configuration and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144441 - Inflatable surgical retractor: An expandable surgical retractor for minimally invasive surgical applications is disclosed. The expandable retractor, preferably in the form of an inflatable balloon retractor, is inserted in a surgical corridor and expanded to the desired size and shape. The retractor of the present invention is amenable to many shapes including cylindrical,... Agent: Catholic Heathcare West (chw)

20110144443 - Inverted conical expandable retractor with coil spring: Access devices and related methods are disclosed that generally involve flexible or adjustable cannulas that have a substantially cylindrical insertion configuration and a substantially conical expanded configuration. Various methods and features are provided for transitioning the cannula from the insertion configuration to the expanded configuration while the access device is... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144442 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgical access device to be securely positioned within an opening in tissue to provide access to a body cavity underlying the tissue. An actuator can be rotatably disposed on... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144444 - Methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. A surgical access port is provided that has an adjustable longitudinal length, such as by being formed from multiple segments configured to move relative to one another. An anchor can be coupled to a distal end of... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144445 - Access assembly with ribbed seal: A ribbed seal for use in endoscopic surgery is intended to be incorporated into a cannula assembly to limit the escape of insufflation gasses from a body cavity by forming a fluid-tight seal around an instrument inserted through the cannula assembly. The ribbed seal includes a relatively flat, disk shaped... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110144446 - Wound retractor: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (100), having a first ring (102) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A second ring (104), having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A flexible sleeve (106), disposed in a... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110144447 - Methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing access through tissue to a surgical site. Generally, the methods and devices allow adjustment of a surgical access port's longitudinal length. In one embodiment, a surgical access port is provided that includes a housing having a cannula distally extending therefrom. The housing can... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144448 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgical access device to be securely positioned within an opening in tissue to provide access to a body cavity underlying the tissue. An actuator can be rotatably disposed on... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144449 - Methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing access through tissue to a surgical site. Generally, the methods and devices allow adjustment of a surgical access port's longitudinal length. In one embodiment, a surgical access port is provided that includes a housing having a cannula distally extending therefrom. The housing can... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144450 - Tissue retractor with movable blades and articulating wrist joint: A surgical retractor for retracting a body tissue comprising a plurality of cooperating tissue-retracting blades connected to a retractor housing through a linkage arrangement. The tissue-retracting blades are movable between a closed-blade configuration wherein said blades are in proximity to one another and an open-blade configuration wherein said blades are... Agent:

20110144452 - Apparatus and method for determining emotional quotient according to emotion variation: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for determining emotional quotient according to emotional variation. The method for determining emotional quotient according to emotional variation includes sensing bio signals and environmental signals from a plurality of sensors; defining an emotional variation threshold value for each signal sensed... Agent:

20110144453 - Method and system for preventing virus-related obesity and obesity related diseases: A method for preventing obesity related to infection by an adipogenic adenovirus includes obtaining a sample from a person, assaying the sample to determine whether the person has been previously infected with an adipogenic adenovirus, and if the person has not been previously infected, providing the person with at least... Agent: Nohands, LLC

20110144451 - Method and system for providing remote healthcare services: An approach is provided for healthcare information management and providing remote healthcare examination. A platform receives position data corresponding to a mark to be projected onto a subject. The platform collects measurement data from a medical sensor coupled to the subject at the mark.... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20110144454 - Automated interactive drug testing system: An automated interactive drug testing system designed for testing for substance abuse that provides an immediate test result by visual analysis. The system includes at least one remote device and a central computer. Each remote device as well as the central computer include means for receiving a video feed over... Agent:

20110144457 - Instrumented, communicating portable clothing and accessory: A garment or accessory includes: at least one sensor for measuring at least one physiological parameter of the wearer of the garment or accessory; at least one element for determining the stress as a function of at least one measurement of the physiological parameter; and a remote transmission link, by... Agent: Bodysens S.a.s

20110144456 - Monitoring the blood pressure of a patient: A method for monitoring the blood pressure of a patient, comprising the following steps: determining a pulse arrival time signal from the patient 2 based on the pulse wave velocity method; determining an accelerometer signal from the patient 2; and triggering an additional measure or deriving a blood pressure value,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electrnics N.v.

20110144455 - Systems and methods for monitoring a subject at rest: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for monitoring a subject at rest. One such device comprises a sensing unit having a fluid-filled bladder configured to be placed under a substrate on which the subject lays and a sensor in fluid communication with the bladder. The sensor is configured to sense... Agent: Bam Labs, Inc.

20110144458 - Method and apparatus providing timed visual images during childbirth: Disclosed is an apparatus for providing a visual image timed to coincide with uterine contractions to assist a expectant mother during childbirth labor. The apparatus is particularly useful directed to help those expectant mothers using a regional anesthesia, such as an epidural anesthesia, in the second stage of labor to... Agent:

20110144459 - Liquid concentration detector for a blood purification apparatus: A blood purification apparatus includes a blood purification instrument for extracorporeally circulating blood of a patient and a concentration detector detecting a concentration of liquid flowing during blood purification. The concentration detector has a light emitter irradiating light onto said liquid, a light receiver receiving light from the light emitter... Agent: Nikkiso Co., Ltd.

20110144460 - Pulse frequency measuring method and apparatus: A method and an apparatus are provided for measuring a pulse frequency in a bio-signal measurement device. A bio-signal collected by a sensor is applied as an input signal of a notch filter. A filter coefficient of the notch filter is adaptively changed according to a result of tracking the... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University

20110144461 - Pulse frequency measuring method and apparatus: A method and an apparatus are provided for measuring a pulse frequency in a bio-signal measurement device. A bio-signal collected by a sensor is applied as an input signal of a notch filter. A filter coefficient of the notch filter is adaptively changed according to a result of tracking the... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University

20110144462 - Miniaturized multi-spectral imager for real-time tissue oxygenation measurement: A portable multi-spectral imaging system and device is disclosed. The system includes at least one image acquisition device for acquiring an image from a subject, a filtering device to filter the light received by the image acquisition device, a processor for processing the image acquired by the image acquisition device,... Agent:

20110144463 - Device, system and method for modular analyte monitoring: The present invention relates to a device, system and a method for measuring an analyte and in particular, to such a device, system and method in which analyte from a bodily fluid is measured and/or monitored.... Agent:

20110144466 - Catheter-free implantable needle biosensor: Electrochemical biosensors consisting of two or more needle-shaped electrodes for monitoring of molecules such as glucose in the subcutaneous tissue are provided. The two electrodes are parallel to each other, and are fixed perpendicularly to the planar side of a sensor base which provides skin fixation and electric connection. The... Agent:

20110144464 - Integrated transmitter unit and sensor introducer mechanism and methods of use: Method and apparatus for providing an integrated transmitter unit and sensor insertion mechanism is provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110144465 - Low oxygen in vivo analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous and subcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110144467 - Flexible 3d microprobe structure: The present invention discloses a flexible 3D microprobe structure, which comprises at least one probe, a base and a hinge portion. The probe is connected to the base via the hinge portion. The probe forms a bend angle with respect to a normal of the base by attracting the probe... Agent:

20110144468 - Systems and methods of neuromodulation stimulation for the restoration of sexual function: Systems and methods use an external and/or implantable pulse generator system for neuromodulation stimulation to treat sexual dysfunction by the unilateral or bilateral stimulation of a target nerve A and/or a target nerve B using one or more leads and electrodes implanted in tissue in the pelvic region. The electrical... Agent: Medtronic Urinary Solutions, Inc.

20110144469 - Bacterial/cellular recognition impedance algorithm: A method for characterising cells or cell structures in a sample comprising: obtaining at least one normalized impedance response of the sample over at least one frequency range; and characterising at least one cell using at least one characteristic of the normalized impedance response.... Agent:

20110144470 - Body adherent patch with electronics for physiologic monitoring: In one configuration, an adherent device to adhere to a skin of a subject includes a stretchable base layer having an upper side and a lower side and an adhesive coating on the lower side to adhere the base layer to the skin of the subject. The base layer has... Agent: Corventis, Inc.

20110144471 - Flexible probe structure and method for fabricating the same: The present invention discloses a flexible probe structure comprises at least one electrode using a CNT layer as the electrode interface. The CNT layer disposed on the electrode surface is processed with an UV-ozone treatment to form a great number of carbon-oxygen functional groups on the surface of CNT. The... Agent:

20110144473 - Methods for determining the sex of birds' eggs: The invention relates to methods for determining the sex of birds' eggs. It can be used for an early determination of the sex, in particular in poultry farming, and in this respect also with non-incubated eggs. In the method in accordance with the invention, electromagnetic radiation is emitted onto the... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20110144472 - Methods of gravity and/or magnetic holographic imaging using vector and/or tensor data: A method for holographic imaging an object having density and/or magnetization is described, the object being located in an examined medium using potential field data including but not limited to gravity and/or magnetic total field and/or vector and/or tensor data. The potential field sensors may measure the gravity and/or magnetic... Agent: Technoimaging, LLC

20110144474 - Adiabatic multi-band rf pulses for selective signal suppression in magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, comprising: a magnetic resonance imaging scanner comprising: a main magnet providing a substantially uniform main magnetic field B0 for a subject under observation; and a radio frequency (RF) coil configured to irradiate a radio frequency (RF) pulse into a region of interest of the... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110144476 - Integrated surgical sampling probe: The present invention is directed to devices for collecting tissue samples from patients. The devices create tissue fragments which are then collected by aspiration. The devices include signal emitters that allow the exact position where a biopsy sample was obtained to be determined. In addition the invention includes methods for... Agent: The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.

20110144475 - Method for a regulation of a vascular intervention, and device to regulate a vascular intervention: In a method and apparatus to regulate a vessel intervention conducted with a vessel intervention unit, wherein an intervention region of the vessel intervention is at least partially imaged by means of an imaging monitoring unit, and a monitoring region to monitor the vessel intervention is selected, and the vessel... Agent:

20110144478 - Magnetic microstructures for magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance contrast agent has a medium, and a contrast structure dispersed in the medium. The contrast structure comprises a magnetic material arranged to create a local region of a local magnetic field such that nuclear magnetic moments of a material when arranged within said local region precess at... Agent:

20110144477 - Method for acquiring electromagnetic signals and contrast product therefor: The invention concerns a system capable of generating a magnetic indication B.sub.o comprising gradients (Gx, Gy, Gz) in certain directions, transmitting ratio frequency wave pulse sequences (RF) perpendicular to B.sub.o in a range of adjustable frequencies, and detecting electromagnetic signals received from a body part (4). The method consists in:... Agent: Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux

20110144481 - A device, apparatus and method for obtaining physiological signals by way of a feeding tube: A neonatal feeding tube (10) includes electronics and instrumentation for monitoring a neonate and for provides nourishment to the neonate. The tube (10) includes electrodes (20) for sensing ECG signals of the neonate. Thermistors (22, 24, 28, 30) are placed at various points along the tube (10) to measure the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110144480 - Stent marker detection using a learning based classifier in medical imaging: Stent marker detection is automatically performed. Stent markers in fluoroscopic images or other markers in other types of imaging are detected using a machine-learnt classifier. Hierarchal classification may be used, such as detecting individual markers with one classifier and then detecting groups of markers (e.g., a pair) with a joint... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20110144479 - Systems and methods for determining the position and orientation of medical devices inserted into a patient: A medical device system includes an elongated body with a distal end that is configured and arranged for insertion into a patient. A housing is disposed in the distal end of the body. A rotatable magnet is disposed in the housing. At least one magnetic field winding is configured and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110144482 - Image display device and method, as well as program: A medical image of a subject and detection information including positions of abnormal shadow candidates and degrees of malignancy of abnormal shadows detected from the medical image are acquired. The medical image is divided into a plurality of regions of interest, and images of the regions of interest are sequentially... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110144483 - Imaging agents: The present invention provides novel amino acid compounds useful in detecting and evaluating brain and body tumors. These compounds have the advantageous properties of rapid uptake and prolonged retention in tumors and can be labeled with halogen isotopes such as fluorine-18, iodine-123, iodine-124, iodine-125, iodine-131, bromine-75, bromine-76, bromine-77, bromine-82, astatine-210,... Agent:

20110144484 - Method and device for monitoring a medical procedure such as a vascular surgery operation: In a monitoring method and device for monitoring a medical procedure, in particular a vascular surgery operation, at least one monitoring measurement in a monitoring region is acquired by a medical imaging device, and the at least one monitoring measurement takes place essentially simultaneously with the medical procedure.... Agent:

20110144485 - System and method for marking body cavities: A surgical method, including inserting an internal viewing device via a ureter into a first calyx of a kidney, inspecting the first calyx with the internal viewing device, and determining whether the first calyx contains one or more stones. If the first calyx does contain one or more stones, it... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110144486 - Power injector with syringe communication logic: A power injector (302) with syringe communication logic (316) is disclosed. A communication with a syringe (320) for the power injector (302) may be initiated via data provided by one or more of a tilt sensor (306), a syringe clamp sensor (308), a prefilled syringe sensor (310), or an imaging... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20110144487 - Power injector with syringe communication logic: A power injector (302) with syringe communication logic (316) is disclosed. A communication with a syringe (320) for the power injector (302) may be initiated via data provided by one or more of a tilt sensor (306), a syringe clamp sensor (308), a prefilled syringe sensor (310), or an imaging... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20110144489 - Adaptive clutter filtering method and ultrasound system for the same: There is disclosed an embodiment for adaptive clutter filtering. A signal acquisition unit transmits and receives ultrasound signals to and from a target object to output baseband IQ signals. A memory stores an error condition, a filter decision condition and information on at least two of filters for filtering the... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110144488 - Ultrasound diagnostic system: An ultrasound diagnostic system is disclosed. The ultrasound diagnostic system allows an examiner and an examinee to view a diagnosis result on different screens through a single display unit by adjusting viewing angles depending on positions of the examiner and the examinee, thereby providing a screen for the current diagnosis... Agent:

20110144490 - Devices and methods for adipose tissue reduction and skin contour irregularity smoothing: In one embodiment, an ultrasound device disposed in a housing is provided. The ultrasound device comprises a first transducer for imaging a region of interest, and a second transducer that generates one or more ultrasound frequencies for cavitating fat cells in the region of interest, and one or more frequencies... Agent: General Electric Company

20110144491 - Self-aiming directable acoustic transducer assembly for invasive medical device applications: A directable acoustic transducer assembly is presented for use in a medical insertion device (MID). In an embodiment, the assembly aims an acoustic signal in response to a sensed or detected force or load imposed on the MID. The directable acoustic transducer assembly includes a switch array and a plurality... Agent:

20110144492 - Targeted treatment delivery system: This invention relates generally to the targeting and biopsy of tissue for medical purposes, and more particularly to a targeted biopsy system which allows planning of tissue to be sampled, targeting of specific areas of tissue in reference to the plan, capturing the tissue sample and recording the source location... Agent:

20110144493 - Ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic devices: An ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic device includes a catheter equipped with an intracorporeal ultrasound transducer at its tip, an extracorporeal ultrasound transmitter, an imaging electronic unit and a time-reversal electronic unit. The intracorporeal transducer may be used to record an image of surrounding tissues so as to identify a treatment... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110144494 - Methods for acquisition and display in ultrasound imaging: In general, the invention provides methods for use in the acquisition and display of ultrasound images. In particular, the invention provides methods for displaying ultrasound images using a persistence algorithm, gating ultrasound acquisition based on subject respiration, triggering ultrasound acquisition based on subject ECG, and destroying bubble contrast agents during... Agent:

20110144498 - Image display apparatus: According to one embodiment, a medical image display apparatus includes a storage unit storing data of a three-dimensional image, a slice image generating unit generating three slice images associated with three slices from the three-dimensional image, a display unit displaying the three slice images respectively in three display areas, an... Agent:

20110144496 - Imaging method for microcalcification in tissue and imaging method for diagnosing breast cancer: An imaging method for microcalcification displays microcalcification distribution by acquiring and overlapping a photoacoustic image of microcalcification and an ultrasonic image of tissue. The image acquired by the present invention, in comparison to images acquired by ultrasonic and X-ray mammography, has advantages in no speckle noises, higher optical contrast, higher... Agent:

20110144495 - Perfusion imaging of a volume in medical diagnostic ultrasound: A volume is scanned with ultrasound for determining perfusion. A volume is scanned with a more rapid technique for tracking a sub-volume, and the tracked sub-volume is scanned for contrast agent detection with a less rapid technique. For example, a single pulse technique or B-mode scanning is used to track... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110144497 - Ultrasonic 3-dimensional image reconstruction method and ultrasonic wave system thereof: Disclosed are systems and methods for reconstructing a three-dimensional ultrasound image. The method may include generating a two-dimensional image having various directivities in a frequency space based on plane wave data; manipulating the generated two-dimensional image to generate three-dimensional image data; and reconstructing a three-dimensional ultrasound image by performing an... Agent:

20110144500 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and method for calculating coordinates of scanned surface thereof: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store information about the contour of an object to be examined and information about the position of a specified region of the ultrasonic image of the object both corresponded to a body contour model coordinate system and a coordinate calculating... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20110144501 - Ultrasonographic device: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasonic probe for sending out an ultrasonic wave toward a vital tissue and receiving a reflected wave of the ultrasonic wave reflected from the tissue; an image constructing section for constructing an image frame representing a tomographic image of the tissue by calculating the... Agent:

20110144499 - Ultrasound system and method of selecting slice image from three-dimensional ultrasound image: Various embodiments of ultrasound system and method of selecting a 2D slice image from a 3D ultrasound image are provided. One embodiment of the ultrasound system comprises: a 3D ultrasound image acquisition unit configured to acquire a 3D ultrasound image of a target object; a 2D slice image selection unit... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110144502 - Imaging guidewire: An imaging guidewire that, in one embodiment, includes: (1) a hypotube forming an elongated main body having a distal end, (2) at least one multimode optical fiber integral with the hypotube and configured to carry laser light for ultrasonic excitation, (3) a single-mode optical fiber integral with the hypotube, having... Agent: Tea Time Partners, L.p.

20110144504 - Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding: Method, apparatus and arrangement according an exemplary embodiment of the present invention can be provided for generating an image of at least one portion of an anatomical structure. For example, the portion can have an area greater than about 1 mm2, and the image can have a resolution a transverse... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110144505 - Optical device and method for shape and gradient detection and/or measurement and associated device: Provided are: an optical device for shape and gradient detection and/or measurement which has a simple structure, is robust to external disturbance, and enables accurate measurement of the gradient angle of an object surface, including a human body; a method for optical shape and gradient detection and/or measurement; and a... Agent:

20110144503 - Optical methods for monitoring of birefringent tissues: The present invention comprises methods and systems/devices for non-invasively measuring birefringent tissues (e.g. collagen) and changes during treatment of tissue, e.g., denaturation by the application of RF energy, through linear dichroism, circular dichroism, or birefringence. The invention optionally uses polarization sensitive optical measurements to discriminate between denaturation of unidirectionally oriented... Agent: Alpha Orthopaedics, Inc.

20110144506 - Blood pressure measurement device: A blood pressure measurement device is mounted with a radio-controlled clock function in a main body without lowering reception performance of the standard radio wave of the radio-controlled clock. A substrate including a sensor mounting surface and a sensor non-mounting surface is mounted with a pressure sensor. An antenna for... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110144507 - Cuff for blood pressure information measurement device and blood pressure information measurement device provided with the same: A cuff includes a cuff main body portion and a gripping portion provided on an outer peripheral surface of the cuff main body portion. The cuff main body portion includes an air bladder, a tightening belt wrapped around an outer side of the air bladder, and a wrapping length adjustment... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110144508 - Method and device for monitoring acute decompensated heart failure: An implantable medical device has an impedance determiner for determining a cardiogenic impedance signal based on electric signals sensed by connected electrodes. A parameter calculator processes the impedance signal to calculate an impedance parameter representative of the cardiogenic impedance in connection with the diastolic phase of a heart cycle. This... Agent:

20110144509 - Sensing apparatus for sensing an object: The present invention relates to a sensing apparatus for sensing an object, wherein the sensing apparatus (1) comprises an arrangement (7) of sensing elements for sensing a property of the object (2). The sensing elements are operable in a contact mode, in which a sensing is performable, while the sensing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110144510 - Methods to identify damaged or scarred tissue based on position information and physiological information: An exemplary system includes one or more processors; memory; and control logic, of one or more modules operable in conjunction with the one or more processors and the memory, to acquire myocardial potential data associated with position information, acquire myocardial electrical activation data associated with position information, acquire myocardial position... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110144511 - Cardiac activation sequence monitoring and tracking: Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems provide monitoring, diagnosis, and defibrillation and/or pacing therapies. A signal processor receives a plurality of composite signals associated with a plurality of sources, performs a source separation, and produces one or more cardiac signal vectors associated with all or a portion of one... Agent:

20110144512 - Therapy-selection methods for implantable heart monitors: An implantable heart-monitoring device comprising one or more leads for sensing electrical signals of a patient's heart a therapy circuit for delivering pharmaceuticals to the patient; and a monitoring circuit coupled to the one or more leads and to the therapy circuit, the monitoring circuit for monitoring heart activity of... Agent:

20110144513 - Methods for improved analysis of heart rate variability: Methods for analysis of heart rate variability can be used in gaming and other software applications as disclosed herein; wherein improvements include a faster analysis of heart rate variability, prediction of future values, and assessment of value deviations, among others. The described methods interpolate variations in heart rate variability using... Agent:

20110144516 - Relative contribution of thoracic muscles to breathing: A method and apparatus for evaluating the relative contribution of the diaphragm versus other thoracic muscles to breathing by obtaining measurements of parameters that correlate with changes in thoracic cavity and intra-abdominal cavity pressures over identical time increments and organizing the measurement data in manner that reveals whether the pressures... Agent:

20110144515 - Systems and methods for providing environment monitoring: The present invention describes systems and methods for providing portable environment monitoring systems. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a portable environment monitoring system comprising a sensor enabled to sense an airborne analyte. The portable environment monitoring system also includes a microprocessor in communication with the sensor and... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20110144514 - Tracheal tube with pressure monitoring lumen and method for using the same: According to various embodiments, methods and systems for determining pressure in the lungs may employ tracheal pressure measurements. The tracheal pressure measurements may be obtained through a pressure monitoring lumen associated with a tracheal tube. Such systems may include a purging or flushing mechanism to keep the pressure monitoring lumen... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110144517 - Video based automated detection of respiratory events: A computer implemented method for automated sleep monitoring, including recording live images of a subject sleeping, transmitting the recorded images to a computing device, receiving the transmitted images at the computing device, performing motion analysis of the subject based on the received images, computing an air flow signal that represents... Agent:

20110144520 - Method and device for point-of-care neuro-assessment and treatment guidance: A method and apparatus for providing an objective assessment of the neurological state of a patient using a field-portable neuro-assessment device is described. The method includes placing an electrode set on the patient's head, acquiring spontaneous brain electrical signals and evoked potential signals from the patient through the electrode set,... Agent:

20110144522 - Single trial detection in encephalography: An EEG cap (8) having 64 or 128 electrodes (10) is placed on the head of the subject (11) who is viewing CRT monitor (14). The signals on each channel are amplified by amplifier (17) and sent to an analog-to-digital converter (20). PC (23) captures and records the amplified signals... Agent:

20110144521 - Stimulation electrode selection: Bioelectrical signals may be sensed within a brain of a patient with a plurality of sense electrode combinations. A stimulation electrode combination for delivering stimulation to the patient to manage a patient condition can be selected based on a frequency domain characteristic of the sensed bioelectrical signals. In some examples,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110144518 - System and methods for management of disease over time: A system for delivering health information is provided. The system comprises at least one apparatus configured to receive information related to a condition of a patient. The analysis system further comprises a reception system configured to receive data related to the patient's condition and a processor configured to assess a... Agent: Brainscope Company, Inc.

20110144519 - System and methods for neurologic monitoring and improving classification and treatment of neurologic states: Methods and systems for assessing brain activity and collecting information related to a patient's condition and brain electrical activity are provided.... Agent: Brainscope Company, Inc.

20110144526 - Enhancements to the detection of pulmonary edema when using transthoracic impedance: This patent document discusses, among other things, systems, devices, and methods for enhancing detection of pulmonary edema using, in addition to thoracic impedance, one or a combination of: physiologic information about a subject, at least one statistical parameter, a user-programmable detection level, at least one parameter associated with a previous... Agent:

20110144524 - Graphical user interface for real-time rf lesion depth display: A system for displaying characteristics of target tissue during an ablation procedure is provided that includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to receive data regarding electrical properties of the target tissue for a time period. The ECU is also configured to determine a value responsive to the data and... Agent:

20110144523 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the autonomous nervous system of a sedated patient: A method and an apparatus for monitoring the autonomous nervous system of a sedated patient. The method comprises steps of providing a skin conductance signal measured at an area of the patient's skin through a measurement interval, calculating a characteristic of said skin conductance signal, establishing a first output signal... Agent: Med Storm Innovation As

20110144525 - Method and device for characterizing the effect of a skin treatment agent on skin: In a method for characterizing skin treatment agent, a device having several sets of electrodes is applied to the skin. The electrode sets have differing electrode distances, such that fields having different reach can be generated. Inverse profiling is used to calculate the dielectric permittivities of individual skin layers, which... Agent:

20110144527 - Artificial airway with integrated core temperature monitor: This is a device for use in clinical, surgical intro- and post-operative patient core temperature monitoring, which utilizes an artificial airway to integrate a temperature probe, removing the need for an external cord for connecting to an external display unit, or the traditional way of an esophageal tube that necessitates... Agent:

20110144528 - System for circadian rhythm monitor with synchrony and activity planning: A personal health system which includes a suitable Core Body Temperature (CBT) monitor that can be worn for all or part of a 24 hour day and collect continuous CBT data. The CBT data is collected and compared to determine circadian desynchrony. A conveniently carried or worn processor/display unit, in... Agent:

20110144529 - Method and apparatus for the objective detection of auditive disorders: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for the objective detection of auditive disorders, by recording arising potentials of a steady state with simultaneous acoustic stimulation via the bones or the airway to be used in newborns. The apparatus comprises the necessary means for the independent generation of two... Agent:

20110144531 - Gastric band system injector with accelerometer: A pressure sensor may be used to determine the pressure of fluid within an implantable gastric restriction device. An accelerometer may be used to measure movement of the patient in which the gastric restriction device is implanted, such that the movement may be accounted for when evaluating data from the... Agent:

20110144530 - Pressure sensing adapter for gastric band system injector: The body of a pressure sensing component includes a pressure sensor, a first opening, and a first pair of electrical contacts. A cap of the pressure sensing component comprises a second opening, a wiper seal, and a second pair of electrical contacts. The cap is rotatable relative to the body.... Agent:

20110144532 - Biopsy device with vacuum assisted bleeding control: A biopsy device and method are provided for obtaining a tissue sample, such as a breast tissue biopsy sample. The biopsy device includes a disposable probe assembly with an outer cannula having a distal piercing tip, a cutter lumen, and a cutter tube that rotates and translates past a side... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20110144533 - Introducer cannula having a tissue anchor for use with a medical instrument: An introducer cannula configured for receiving a medical instrument includes a cannula tube having a side wall surrounding a central lumen, a proximal end, and a distal end. An elongate tissue anchor is positioned in the central lumen of the cannula tube. The elongate tissue anchor has a mounting end... Agent:

20110144534 - Cell collection and transfer device and methods of use: A cell sample collection and transfer device is provided. The device may include a plunger configured to slide to a plurality of positions for controlling an expandable tip. The expandable tip may be operable to collect cell samples from a target site. In one example, the expandable tip may be... Agent: Cermed Corporation

20110144535 - Integrated device for analyte testing, confirmation, and donor identity verification: The present invention provides an apparatus for fluid sample collection and analyte testing, including a sample receiving member and at least one membrane test strip, and optionally a sample retention member, fingerprint acquisition pad, and/or fluid collector. It also provides a fluid collection apparatus having an absorbent material, compression element,... Agent:

20110144536 - Blood collection container: The present invention provides a blood collection container capable of allowing blood to coagulate in a short time and preventing blood from coagulating with bubbles contained therein and thus preventing formation of bubbly clots when used to collect blood therein. A blood collection container 1 stores a blood coagulation promoting... Agent:

20110144537 - Blood sampling device with dual-link drive mechanism: A housing and an internal mechanism including a blade, a dual-link drive mechanism, and a trigger. The blade is driven by the drive mechanism through a rotating and translating slicing motion that defines a sampling sequence, from a first retracted position to an extended position to a second retracted position.... Agent: Facet Technologies, LLC

20110144538 - Guidewire: Provided is a guidewire effectively usable for a retrograde approach. A guidewire has a body portion, and a first tip portion and a second tip portion provided at ends of the body portion. Flexural stiffnesses of the first tip portion and the second tip portion increase in a continuous or... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110144541 - Biometric data-measuring instrument, biometric data-measuring system, muscle strength meter, and muscle strength-measuring system: A biometric data-measuring instrument that measures data relating to a living organism by applying pressure to the living organism. The instrument includes: a casing, an auxiliary contacting part that extends from the casing, the auxiliary contacting part being contacted against a vicinity of a point to be measured on the... Agent: Ito Co., Ltd.

20110144539 - Concussion warning apparatus: The present invention is related to detecting possible concussions due to blunt force blows or shocks to the head. In the present invention, areas of the athlete's head are covered with a blunt force blow indicating sheet prior to the possible concussion causing activity and the sheet is examined for... Agent:

20110144540 - Monitoring conditions of implantable medical fluid delivery device: A programmer device includes an interface that communicates with an implantable fluid delivery device and a user interface that allows a user to troubleshoot a catheter connected to the fluid delivery device by measuring a pressure associated with the catheter. A processor may compare the measured pressure waveform to a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110144543 - Behavior recognition apparatus: A behavior recognition apparatus includes: a hand movement observation unit (101) which outputs hand movement data indicating a hand movement made by a user; a velocity variation detection unit (102) which detects a time at which the hand movement matches a predetermined movement pattern; a feature selection unit (103) which... Agent:

20110144542 - Displacement measurement in a fall detection system: There is provided a personal fall detection system comprising a sensor module that is suitable for attachment to a user, the sensor module comprising an accelerometer for measuring accelerations acting on the sensor module; and a processor for analyzing the measured accelerations to determine if the sensor module has suffered... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

  
06/09/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110137102 - Stereotactic intracranial target localization guidance systems and methods: Systems and methods of intracranial target localization using non-radiological direct surface imaging of one or more of the upper teeth.... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110137103 - Brachytherapy apparatus and methods for using them: Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. The elongate members are movable between collapsed and... Agent:

20110137104 - Systems and methods for depression treatment using neuro-eeg synchronization therapy: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of depression. Described are methods and devices to treat depression that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of depression.... Agent: Neosync, Inc.

20110137105 - Portable magnetic field stimulator: The portable magnetic field stimulator of the present invention has a microcontroller which sets sinusoidal wave or pulse voltage signals of different frequency, intensity, duty cycle through a manipulation interface, and inputs the signals to a pulse type voltage/current conversion circuit or sinusoidal wave type voltage/current conversion circuit. Finally, the... Agent:

20110137106 - Magnetic clip for ear acupuncture points: A magnetic clip for ear acupuncture points comprises a first clip body and a second clip body. An insulation cap is provided on one side of the first clip body, and then a first magnetic body is accommodated between the first clip body and the insulation cap. The second clip... Agent:

20110137107 - Heart support device: A heart support device for pulsatile delivery of blood comprising a first and a second ventricle and a pump. Both ventricles comprises a fluid chamber and a blood-conveying chamber, wherein each fluid chamber can be filled with a fluid or emptied by way of the pump in such a way... Agent:

20110137108 - Sensorless flow estimation for implanted ventricle assist device: A method of estimating the blood flow rate of a heart ventricle assist device which is positioned externally of, or implanted in, a patient. The assist device comprises a blood pump having a rapidly rotating, electrically powered impeller, and comprises briefly interrupting power to the impeller to cause its rotation... Agent: Heartware, Inc.

20110137109 - Implantable microphone for hearing systems: An implantable microphone for use in hearing systems includes a housing having a back wall. The back wall has a recess (e.g., blind hole) configured to be coupled to an auditory ossicle. The implantable microphone also includes a membrane coupled to a top portion of the housing and a vibration... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20110137110 - Calming device: A device (1), for calming down a subject, comprises a content delivering means (12,14) adapted for delivering a content in a first mode, at least one sensor (22, 24, 26, 28, 29) configured to detect an activity level of the subject and a controlling unit operatively coupled to the at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137111 - Systems methods and apparatuses for rehabilitation of auditory system disorders: Systems, methods and apparatuses for auditory system disorder rehabilitation by providing a stimulus to the auditory system of an individual experiencing an auditory disorder, tinnitus, conditions of reduced tolerance of loud sounds, or combinations thereof comprising, for example, a playback device and a method and apparatus for modifying an audio... Agent: Neuromonics Pty Ltd

20110137112 - Gastric band with electric stimulation: Apparatus and methods for stimulating one or more nerves by incorporating a gastric band system and an electrical stimulation component. Stimulation electrodes on the gastric band may be used to stimulate the vagal nerve and/or splanchnic nerve, which may inhibit the patient's appetite and/or control obesity. The gastric band may... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110137113 - Method for supporting vaginal cuff: Described are methods and devices useful for supporting posterior vaginal tissue for various purposes such as treating or preventing vaginal prolapse or enterocele, especially in a patient not having a uterus, the devices including implants designed to contact the vaginal cuff and connect to sacral anatomy such as the sacrum... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110137114 - Drug delivery system for treating erectile dysfunction: Drug delivery systems, apparatus and methods to treat erectile dysfunction via an implanted drug infusion pump. The drug delivery system incorporates a passively pressurized drug infusion pump, one or more catheters, one or more microfluidic valves, a microcontroller, and one or more patient input mechanisms to deliver therapeutic solutions to... Agent:

20110137115 - Treatment instrument for endoscope: This treatment instrument (1) for an endoscope is provided with a treatment section (2) for treatment, an operation wire (2) connected with the treatment section (2), a coil sheath (9) into which the operation wire (3) is inserted, an insulating tube (10) into which the coil sheath (9) is inserted,... Agent:

20110137116 - Endoscopic surgical instrument with color-coded working parts: An endoscopic surgical instrument includes an insertion portion adapted to be inserted into a body, the insertion portion having a proximal end extending outside the body during use and a distal end located within the body during use, a working part attached to the distal end of the insertion portion,... Agent:

20110137118 - Medical inspection device: An improved medical inspection device comprises a hand-held module, a display module, coupled to the hand-held module, a first circuit module electrically connected to the display module, and an inspection module. The display module includes an image display module, settled on a first surface of the display module, for displaying... Agent: Apple Biomedical, Inc.

20110137117 - Miniaturized imaging device including grin lens optically coupled to ssid: A miniaturized imaging device and method of viewing small luminal cavities are described. The imaging device can be used as part of a catheter, and can include a solid state imaging device (SSID) including an imaging array, and a graduated refractive index (GRIN) lens optically coupled to the imaging array... Agent:

20110137120 - Endoscope apparatus: The endoscope applicator according to the present invention allows lubricant to be supplied uniformly to the entire inner surface of the endoscope applicator without increasing the diameter of the endoscope applicator because the lubricant supply path is laid on the outer surface of the endoscope applicator extending from the base... Agent: Srj

20110137121 - Endoscope apparatus: The endoscope applicator according to the present invention allows lubricant to be supplied uniformly to the entire inner surface of the endoscope applicator without increasing the diameter of the endoscope applicator because the lubricant supply path is laid on the outer surface of the endoscope applicator extending from the base... Agent: Srj

20110137119 - Lubricant supplying device for the everting tube drive of an endoscope: A lubricant supplying device of an endoscope everting tube drive comprises a drive tube everted at least once to thus form an outer and an inner tube portion. Inside the inner tube portion an endoscope shaft is mounted in an axially displaceable manner. In addition a drive device is provided... Agent: Invendo Medical Gmbh

20110137122 - Medical control system: In a medical control system, when motors are in a stopped state according to the determination based on an amount of change in an instruction value, the disturbance characteristics is set at high sensitivity in order to keep the detection capability of a disturbance observer section in an enhanced state... Agent:

20110137123 - Endoscopic treatment tool: The present invention relates to a flex-knife that enables a technique such as tissue excision to be carried out more easily, and is provided with: a rod-shaped high frequency knife which is endoscopically inserted into a body cavity and is for performing cutting procedures; a wire, the high frequency knife... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110137125 - Adjustable device delivery system: Herein are described components and use of an adjustable device delivery system including an adjustable internal door which allows angled deployment of medical devices, non-medical devices and electromagnetic radiation. In one embodiment, a slotted outer cannula is used with an inner drive cannula to guide the motion of an adjustable... Agent:

20110137124 - Optical imaging catheter for aberration balancing: An Optical imaging catheter that balances optical aberrations and allows recording of high quality optical images while relaxing the requirement of a fluid occupying the space between the prism and the inner sheath of the catheter.... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20110137126 - endoscope: An endoscope includes a light source operable to generate coherent incident light, and a plurality of imaging optical fibres that are arranged in a fibre bundle, arranged to receive light at a proximal end of the fibre bundle, and arranged to transmit light to a distal end of the fibre... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited

20110137127 - Dual screen intubation system: A system and method are disclosed for using a laryngoscope blade with a camera and an endotracheal intubation device with a camera to enable simultaneous viewing of images from the two cameras on a display means such as an LCD display screen. The system enables accurate insertion and placement of... Agent: Ai Medical Devices, Inc.

20110137128 - Atrial lift retractor: A retractor includes a retractor support and an elongated retractor blade. The retractor blade has a first, closed position in which ends of the blade are positioned proximal to the support and a second, open position in which ends of the blade are positioned distal to the support. The retractor... Agent:

20110137129 - Laparoscopic scaffold assembly: A scaffold assembly includes an instrument pod and a plurality of actuable movers. The instrument pod may include one or more instruments operably coupled thereto. The instrument pod is inserted through a tissue tract into the body cavity. Each actuatable mover includes an insertion member extending therefrom therefrom for insertion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110137130 - Posterior lumbar retractor system: A retractor system includes a frame and first and second retractor blades. The frame includes first and second securement features. At least one of the first and second securement features is movable with respect to the frame when the at least one of the first and second securement features is... Agent:

20110137132 - Mammography information system: A method and system for analyzing and retrieving tissue abnormality tracking data, providing a tool for a radiologist that includes a report summarizing the statistical frequency of diagnosed patients, both locally and nationally, with tissue region-of-interest classifications similar to the tissue images taken of the anatomy of an individual patient.... Agent:

20110137133 - Monitoring vital parameters of a patient using a body sensor network: The invention relates to a method of monitoring a plurality of vital parameters of a patient 10 using a body sensor network with a set of on-body sensors 1 and at least one off-body monitoring device 2, the method comprising the following steps: with each on-body sensor 1, sensing a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137131 - Risk factors and prediction of myocardial infarction: Biomarkers and methods are disclosed for diagnosing the risk of a myocardial infarction in an individual by measuring the levels of a set of biomarkers in a sample from an individual. A risk score is calculated for the individual by weighting the measured levels of the biomarkers. The risk score... Agent: Bg Medicine, Inc.

20110137135 - Context aware physiological monitoring: To make home patient care more successful, a machine may enable context aware physiological monitoring at home. For example, in one embodiment, the machine only allows the physiological monitor measurements to be made when the patient has proven that the patient has not undergone strenuous activity in a period preceding... Agent:

20110137134 - Method and system for administering an anaesthetic: A method and system for objectively scoring intra-operative pain during general anaesthesia based on the patient's mean arterial pressure and heart rate. The index is used for closed-loop control of the intra-operative analgesia through adjustment of the drug infusion level according to fuzzy logic. It is further displayed along with... Agent:

20110137136 - Method of identifying when a patient undergoing hemodialysis is at increased risk of death: The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's clinical or biochemical parameters, including systolic blood pressure, serum albumin concentration level, body weight, body temperature, serum bicarbonate concentration level, serum... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20110137138 - Patient management device, system and method: A portable apparatus for managing a plurality of events related to a patient and for recording and storing input data related to said events is disclosed. The portable apparatus comprises a man machine user interface; a timer unit; a control unit, arranged to provide an invitation to the patient as... Agent:

20110137137 - Sensing device of emotion signal and method thereof: The present invention relates to a sensing device of an emotion signal and a method thereof capable of recognizing and analyzing the change in emotion by collecting at least one of the bio signals and peripheral environmental signals, guiding the state of emotion to a user, and sharing emotion information... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20110137139 - Post-operative bacteria test strip spool and method: A method for testing body fluids is disclosed. The method includes providing a media-dispensing apparatus, placing at least the distal opening of the elongated tubular member adjacent body fluid (e.g., near a patient's abdomen) or adjacent a medical device such that a portion of the media strip contacts body fluid... Agent:

20110137140 - Apparatus, systems and methods for measuring flow and pressure within a vessel: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, system and method can be provided to measure a flow of fluid within an anatomical structure. For example, it is possible to use at least one first probe arrangement structured to be insertable into a vessel and configured to direct at least one radiation to at... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110137141 - Wireless monitoring of multiple vital signs: Devices, systems and methods are presented for monitoring a plurality of vital statistics, sending the statistics over a communications network, and generating real-time feedback for the user. A device includes a microcontroller, a transceiver, a plurality of logic units, a plurality of transducers, and a plurality of sensors. The sensors... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20110137142 - Hermetic implantable sensor: At least one conductor is formed at a preselected location on a substrate made of a first insulating material having a high temperature resistance. The conductor is made from a solidified electrically conductive thick film material. A coating made of a second insulating material is formed over the substrate to... Agent: Glysens, Incorporated

20110137143 - Sensor with fine needle having channel formed therein: This sensor with a fine needle having a channel formed therein includes a fine needle portion of resin provided with a channel for sucking body fluid, a liquid sump portion, connected with the channel, pooling the body fluid, a sensor portion for detecting a specific component contained in the body... Agent: Sysmex Corporation

20110137144 - Article of clothing including bio-medical units: An article of clothing includes a clothing fabric and a plurality of bio-medical units integrated into the clothing fabric. A bio-medical includes a power harvesting module, a communication module, a processing module, a functional module, a die, and an IC package. The die supports the power harvesting module, the processing... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110137145 - Method for combining highly permeable parts of a magnetic shield: An inventive magnetic filling material for bridging interspaces in magnetic shields for shielding static or low-frequency magnetic fields. The magnetic filling material comprises at least one matrix material and at least one magnetic component embedded into the matrix material. The magnetic component has magnetically shielding properties.... Agent:

20110137146 - Method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography: A method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (“MRA”) that has a short scan time and is insensitive to patient motion is provided. More particularly, the method provides significant arterial conspicuity and substantial venous signal suppression. A two-dimensional single shot acquisition is employed and timed to occur a specific time... Agent:

20110137148 - Method and device comprising fused ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging: A device and method for concurrently obtaining ultrasound and MRI image data are disclosed. A probe member comprises ultrasound imaging means at a first predetermined position on the probe member and an MRI coil at a second predetermined position on the probe member. An MRI imaging system having an MRI... Agent: Irvine Sensors Corporation

20110137147 - Minimum time feedback control of efficacy and safety of thermal therapies: A thermal treatment control system including an imaging device for specifying the geometry and/or location of the treatment target, a thermal energy element for applying a thermal treatment for the heating or cooling of a target tissue for therapeutic purposes, a thermal energy detecting element for detecting a measured tissue... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation

20110137149 - Nerve treatment system: A method of treatment includes delivering an agent into a patient, and providing energy inside the patient so that the energy can interact with the agent to treat a nerve. A system for treatment includes a source of agent for delivery into a patient, and an energy source for providing... Agent:

20110137155 - Delivery device for localized delivery of a therapeutic agent: Therapeutic agent delivery devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target location as well as methods for determining the location of a lesion on a vessel wall are disclosed. Various embodiments disclose an expandable member comprising a drug delivery matrix for selectively delivering a therapeutic agent to... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110137154 - Magnetic probe apparatus: A system and method for locating magnetic material. In one embodiment the system includes a magnetic probe; a power module in electrical communication with the magnetic probe to supply current to the magnetic probe; a sense module in electrical communication with the magnetic probe to receive signals from the magnetic... Agent:

20110137150 - Methods and devices for determining lumen occlusion: Embodiments of the present invention describe methods of determining the occlusion of body lumens and apparatuses for doing so. In one particular embodiment, the occlusion of the fallopian tubes by an intrafallopian contraceptive device may be confirmed by contrast enhanced ultrasonography (also known as stimulated acoustic emission hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography). In... Agent:

20110137153 - Probe data mapping using contact information: A method of mapping includes receiving inputs measured by a probe at respective locations inside a body cavity of a subject. At each of the respective locations, a respective contact quality between the probe and a tissue in the body cavity is measured. The inputs for which the respective contact... Agent:

20110137151 - Reduction of catheter electrode loading: A method for position sensing includes inserting a probe having a first probe-electrode and a second probe-electrode into a body of a subject, and coupling body-surface electrodes to a surface of the body. Currents passing between the first probe-electrode and the body-surface electrodes are measured, using first circuitry coupled to... Agent:

20110137152 - System and method for cooling components of a surgical navigation system: In one embodiment, a surgical navigation system is provided with a transmitter assembly that includes at least one coil for creating an electromagnetic field in the vicinity of a surgical operation. The surgical navigation system also includes a cooling unit thermally coupled to the transmitter assembly for dissipating heat generated... Agent: General Electric Company

20110137156 - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for image management in image-guided medical procedures: Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for image management in image-guided medical procedures. Some embodiments herein allow a physician to use multiple instruments for a surgery and simultaneously provide image-guidance data for those instruments. Various embodiments disclosed herein provide information to physicians about procedures they are performing,... Agent: Inneroptic Technology, Inc.

20110137157 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: This invention concerns the acquisition of diagnosis information data effective for diagnosing eye disease independently of the eye state. An image processing apparatus for processing a tomogram of an eye includes a unit configured to determine an eye feature based on the tomogram and thus determine the eye state, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110137159 - Device and method for positioning a target volume in a radiation therapy apparatus: A device is provided for positioning a target volume, such as a phantom or a patient, in a radiation therapy apparatus. The apparatus directs a radiation beam towards the target. The apparatus can include a target support whereon the target is immobilized, a two dimensional radiation detector fixed with fixations... Agent: Ion Beam Applications S.a.

20110137158 - Radiation treatment planning and delivery for moving targets in the heart: Method and systems are disclosed for radiating a moving target inside a heart. The method includes acquiring sequential volumetric representations of an area of the heart and defining a target tissue region and/or a radiation sensitive structure region in 3D for a first of the representations. The target tissue region... Agent: Cyberheart, Inc.

20110137160 - Power injector with decay constant functionality: A power injector (154) is disclosed that may utilize decay constant determination logic (192). This logic (192) in turn may incorporate a test injection protocol (194). The test injection protocol (194) may be executed to acquire data for the derivation of a flow rate decay constant. The derived flow rate... Agent:

20110137161 - Power injector with keep vein open functionality: Disclosed are systems and methods for power injectors incorporating a keep vein open functionality that is operable when an injection protocol (112) is suspended. The injector includes control logic (110) configured to include the injection protocol (112), and a separate drip mode injection protocol (114) executable only during a suspension... Agent:

20110137162 - Power injector with syringe communication logic: A power injector (302) with syringe communication logic (316) is disclosed. A communication with a syringe (320) for the power injector (302) may be initiated via data provided by one or more of a tilt sensor (306), a syringe clamp sensor (308), a prefilled syringe sensor (310), or an imaging... Agent:

20110137163 - Hybrid micro guide catheter: A hybrid microguide catheter and method for making and using the same. The catheter may include a first tubular member and a second tubular member. The tubular members may be arranged so that the second tubular member extends distally beyond the first tubular member. Alternatively, the catheter may include a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110137164 - Systems and methods to acquire and manage timed counts: A method and a system to acquire and manage timed counts are provided. The timed counts are captured by a gamma probe. For example, a system to acquire the timed counts may comprise a timed counts receiver to receive timed counts during a session of a medical procedure in which... Agent:

20110137166 - Transducer arrangement and method for acquiring sono-elastographical data and ultrasonic data of a material: The present invention relates to a transducer arrangement, particularly a transducer arrangement for acquiring tissue information, a method for using a transducer arrangement for acquiring tissue information and a glove which comprises a transducer arrangement. The transducer arrangement 21 for analysing material 40 comprises: a first transducer element 51 for... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137165 - Ultrasound imaging: In an ultrasound imaging system (UIS), an image capturing arrangement (ICA) captures a sequence of ultrasound images (IMS) of a body (BDY) while an object (NDL) is introduced into the body. A displacement detector (DD) generates a map of displacement indications (DM) from the sequence of ultrasound images. A displacement... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137167 - Device for therapeutic treatment: Device for therapeutic treatment, comprising: an acoustic transducer (1) designed to emit power waves towards a target in order to treat the latter, the power waves having a focal point; an imaging probe (2), such as an echography probe, designed to emit waves for providing an image representation of the... Agent: Theraclion Sas

20110137169 - Medical image processing apparatus, a medical image processing method, and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: A medical image processing apparatus that acquires a medical image and additional information associated with the medical image. The medical image processing apparatus reduces a display size of the medical image using a first size-reduction rate, and reduces a display size of the additional information using a second size-reduction rate.... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110137168 - Providing a three-dimensional ultrasound image based on a sub region of interest in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound 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 to output a plurality of ultrasound data; a user input... Agent:

20110137171 - Providing an ultrasound spatial compound image in an ultrasound system: 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 to output first ultrasound data and a plurality of sets... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110137170 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: The present disclosure relates to an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus transmits an ultrasound signal to a diagnosis target and receives the reflected ultrasound signal from the diagnosis target to generate an ultrasound image. The ultrasound image to be displayed on a screen is divided into plural division... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110137172 - Apparatus and method for measuring an amount of urine in a bladder: Disclosed an apparatus for measuring an amount of urine in a bladder using ultrasonic signals. The apparatus is comprising: a transducer; a switch for selecting one of operational modes, which include a preliminary scan mode and a scan mode; a transducer drive unit for driving the transducer; and a central... Agent: Mcube Technology Co., Ltd.

20110137173 - Method and apparatus for hemodynamic monitoring using combined blood flow and blood pressure measurement: Combined blood flow and blood pressure measurements are used for the calculation of central vascular blood flow parameters. Blood flow measurements may be made simultaneously with arterial pressure measured either centrally or peripherally and central venous pressure for the monitoring of human subjects. A combined blood flow and blood pressure... Agent: Deltex Medical Limited

20110137175 - Tracked ultrasound vessel imaging: A medical imaging apparatus, such as including a processor circuit, can be used to construct a first image of a plane parallel to the surface of an ultrasonic imaging transducer, the plane corresponding to a locus at a specified depth within a first region of tissue. The apparatus can obtain... Agent:

20110137174 - Ultrasound color doppler imaging system and method for filtering clutter signal of the same: Disclosed is an ultrasound color Doppler image system. The ultrasound color Doppler image system includes a calculation unit that calculates a mean value associated with an I/Q signal corresponding to a pixel of a color image in an ultrasound image and generates a multiplication value using the calculated mean value;... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110137176 - Ultrasound transducer finger probe: Finger probe for use in ultrasonic imaging includes a housing and a matrix array arranged within the housing to produce ultrasound beams and which includes a plurality of independently-addressable transducer elements. A finger clip is coupled to the housing and arranged to accommodate an operator's finger. A control unit is... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137177 - Optical-combined imaging method, optical-combined imaging apparatus, program, and integrated circuit: An optical-combined imaging method which improves image quality and shortens the time for imaging includes: a structure identification step (S21) of identifying the position and size of an observation target object which is located within body tissue; a region determining step (S22) of determining an imaging subject region which includes... Agent:

20110137178 - Devices and methods for imaging particular cells including eosinophils: An exemplary embodiment of apparatus and method according to the present disclosure can be provided. For example, using at least one first arrangement, it is possible to direct at least one first electro-magnetic radiation to at least one portion of tissue within a body. Using at least one second arrangement,... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110137179 - Differential laser-induced perturbation (dlip) for bioimaging and chemical sensing: Methods for imaging or optical sensing of a material are provided. A first fluorescent image or optical signal of a material can be recorded, the material can be perturbed, and then a second fluorescent image or optical signal of the material can be recorded. The two fluorescent images or signals... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20110137180 - Systems and methods for fitting a cochlear implant system to a patient based on stapedius displacement: An exemplary system includes an implantable cochlear stimulator configured to be implanted within a patient, a sound processor communicatively coupled to the implantable cochlear stimulator and configured to direct the implantable cochlear stimulator to generate and apply electrical stimulation to one or more stimulation sites within a cochlea of the... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag, C/o Froriep Renggli

20110137181 - Heart pulse detector: A heart pulse detector includes a light emitting diode for emitting a short pulse light toward body tissue and a photo sensor for receiving light signal modulated by blood pulse flow through body tissue. The output current of photo sensor is charging a capacitor during pulse light and is discharging... Agent: Holylite Microelectronics Corp.

20110137183 - Evaluate aortic blood pressure waveform using an adaptive peripheral pressure transfer function: The invention relates to method for reconstructing an aortic blood pressure waveform of a person from a peripheral blood pressure waveform of the person comprising the steps of determining at least one pre-selected parameter of the peripheral blood pressure waveform, reconstructing the aortic blood pressure waveform from the peripheral blood... Agent: Bmeye B.v.

20110137182 - Methods and devices for assessing intracranial pressure: Provided are methods for noninvasively assessing intracranial pressure (“ICP”) based on optic nerve sheath diameter (“ONSD”) and a blood velocity metric, such as pulsatility or resistivity index. Also provided are related devices and systems for performing the claimed methods.... Agent:

20110137184 - Pressure sensing: A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is disclosed capable of performing as a pressure sensor. In one embodiment, the subject pressure sensor can be used for the detection of body fluid pressure. A piezoelectric, biocompatible film can be used to provide a pressure sensing functionalized gate surface for the HEMT.... Agent:

20110137185 - Saddle faced small animal sensor clip: A noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor platform for small animals provides a spring biased sensor clip, wherein at least one side of the sensor clip is provided with a saddle faced clip face member. The saddle shape of the clip face member may have a hinge end, toward the hinge of the... Agent: Starr Life Sciences Corp.

20110137186 - Device for measuring the blood flow of a body tissue: A device for measuring the blood flow of a body tissue comprises a catheter having a catheter head for the insertion into the inside of a body tissue and a center piece having a light emission surface, out of which an optical conductor leads, and having a reflection surface, which... Agent: Carag Ag

20110137187 - Implantable sensor for measuring physiologic information: An implantable sensor is provided that includes a piezopolymer sensor element including a body having a plurality of layers of a piezopolymer, and an attachment device configured to hold the piezopolymer sensor element in direct contact with at least one of a bodily fluid and bodily tissue such that the... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110137190 - Method and system for detecting p-waves in the surface ecg signal: The invention provides an ECG system and apparatus for detecting P-waves even in the patients with arrhythmia. The system is capable of obtaining sufficient data from eight leads and to display an ECG construct with marked or emphasized P-waves.... Agent: Ben-gurion University Of The Negev Research And Development Authority

20110137189 - Physiological signal sensing system without time and place contraint and its method: A physiological signal sensing system and a physiological signal sensing method applied in any time and place are disclosed. The present invention is used by applying wireless transmitting electrocardiogram (ECG) data and contactless charging so as to achieve the purpose of sensing physiological signals without any time and place constraints.... Agent: National Yang-ming University

20110137188 - Sleep assistant system: The present invention relates to a system for sleeping assistance which comprises an electrocardiogram collector, a heartbeat recognition device, a frequency domain analysis device and a nerve active judgment device. Frequency spectrum and heartbeat rate analysis are made by the measured electrocardiogram to find out what nerve actives effect sleeping... Agent: National Yang-ming University

20110137192 - Arrhythmia discrimination using ecg's sensed from multiple implanted electrodes: Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems provide for monitoring, diagnosing, defibrillation and pacing therapies, or a combination of these capabilities, including cardiac systems incorporating or cooperating with neuro-stimulating devices, drug pumps, or other therapies. Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to implantable medical devices employing automated cardiac activation... Agent:

20110137191 - Method and apparatus in connection with exercise: An apparatus in connection with a fitness exercise of a person, including means for processing multidimensional electrocardiographic data of the person, the multidimensional electrocardiographic data comprising at least two spatially separately measured electrocardiographic signal components, means for forming a vectorcardiographic measure on the basis of the multidimensional electrocardiographic data, and... Agent: Polar Electro Oy

20110137193 - Continuous monitoring of risk burden for sudden cardiac death risk stratification: System and method for assessing a likelihood of a patient to experience a cardiac arrhythmia. A biological sensor is configured to sense biological parameters of the patient. A processor is coupled to the biological sensor and is configured to determine the likelihood of the patient experiencing a cardiac arrhythmia based,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110137194 - Rr interval based beat rejection for a cardiac monitor: Disclosed is a system for the detection of cardiac events (a guardian system) that includes an implanted device called a cardiosaver, a physician's programmer and an external alarm system. The system is designed to provide early detection of cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction or exercise induced myocardial ischemia... Agent: Angel Medical Systems, Inc.

20110137195 - Method and apparatus for monitoring respiratory activity: A method of monitoring respiratory activity includes obtaining a respiration sound signal. The respiration sound signal is processed to identify a frequency component corresponding to respiration, and an amplitude related parameter of the component is measured. If the measured parameter is in an indeterminate region then a temporal domain related... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited

20110137197 - Implantable device employing movement sensing for detecting sleep-related disorders: Methods and systems for evaluating a pathological condition include acquiring movement information, such as electromyogram (EMG) information, and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) information, and detecting the presence of a pathological condition using both movement and SDB information. Methods may involve sensing physiological signals including at least muscle movement signals. Sleep-related... Agent:

20110137196 - Quantitative motor function evaluation system: The system of the present invention includes (a) means for displaying image information including a target image and a cursor image for tracking the target image; (b) means used when the subject moves the cursor image; (c) means for detecting the state of tracking the target image by the cursor... Agent: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

20110137200 - Compensation of motion artifacts in capacitive measurement of electrophysiological signals: The invention relates to a system and a method in which an electrophysiological signal is sensed capacitively with at least two closely spaced electrodes such that the electrodes experience strongly correlated skin-electrode distance variations. To be able to derive a motion artifact signal, the capacitive coupling between the electrodes and... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110137198 - Trunk width measuring unit and visceral fat measuring device: To provide a trunk width measuring unit capable of improving reliability of measurement precision, and a visceral fat measuring device. The trunk width measuring unit is provided with a first contact portion to be brought into contact with an upper surface of a trunk of a user in a supine... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110137199 - Visceral fat measuring device: A visceral fat measuring device capable of simply and safely measuring a visceral fat amount is provided. In the visceral fat measuring device for calculating the visceral fat amount based on trunk measurement information, impedance information of the entire trunk, and impedance information of a surface layer of the trunk... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110137201 - Oral thermometer with curved probe: An oral thermometer including a probe for insertion into the mouth of a user. The probe includes and an elongate first stem, a joint stem extending the first stem and disposed at a first angle to the first stem, and an elongate second stem extending from the joint stem and... Agent:

20110137202 - Biopsy needle device: A biopsy needle device for collecting a tissue sample by penetrating a living body includes a needle. The needle includes a tip portion having a cross-sectional area getting gradually smaller toward a front end thereof and a tissue container portion arranged behind the tip portion for holding the tissue sample... Agent: Inha Industry Partnership Institute

20110137205 - Analysis system and method for determining an analyte in a body fluid: A system for determining an analyte in a body fluid includes a magazine comprising two partial magazines, one including chambers containing analysis elements having a sample contact zone and a reagent system containing a reagent, whose reaction with the body fluid results in a change of a variable, and another... Agent:

20110137207 - Blood component measurement device and tip for blood measurement: A blood component measurement device has a puncturing unit provided inside a housing and having a puncture needle; a button unit for advancing and retreating the puncture needle; a contact mechanism coming into contact with the skin of a person to be measured; and a holder for displaceably holding the... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110137208 - Device and method for automatically sampling and measuring blood analytes: The present invention includes a device and method used for automated sampling and measurement of blood analytes, such as blood glucose, from a subject patient. The blood sampling and measurement may be performed automatically by the device on a patient without requiring user intervention or supervision. The sampling and measuring... Agent: Admetsys Corporation

20110137206 - Lancets for bodily fluid sampling supplied on a tape: A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. The lancets are non-circular in cross-section along their longitudinal lengths, and in their activating position they extend from... Agent:

20110137203 - Puncture instrument: A puncture instrument includes a needle assembly, a hub passage for axially guiding a hub, a needle passage communicating with the hub passage and having a distal end opening for allowing the tip end of a needle to project instantaneously therethrough, two arms having first junctions connected to the hub... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110137204 - Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body: A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body. A system may include a means for... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110137209 - Microphone arrays for listening to internal organs of the body: An electronic device is provided for receiving sounds from a body. A microphone array receives the sounds. An analysis system optionally provides for directional control, such as by providing virtual focusing and beam steering. Body sounds are preferably de-convolved. In certain embodiments, a plurality of buffer structures are located in... Agent:

20110137210 - Systems and methods for detecting cardiovascular disease: Embodiments of the invention provide such an improved system and method. In particular, embodiments relate to systems, methods and apparatuses which use acoustic data in the detection of coronary artery disease. Embodiments can enable fast, non-invasive identification of clinically relevant coronary artery disease, which can ultimately save lives. The non-invasive... Agent:

20110137211 - Optical device and training method for correcting posture: A device and a method whereby a computer user seated at a first predetermined position can be provided with a continuous visual indication of the user's spinal posture with respect to the computer monitor. A device is provided which shows either a first indication or a second indication, as a... Agent:

20110137212 - Orthopedic technical device: The invention relates to an orthopedic technical device for the lower extremities, with at least one receptacle (12, 16) for an extremity (14, 18), a sensor (30) and an electric evaluating unit (34), which is connected with the sensor (30) for processing data of a sensor (30). According to the... Agent: Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

20110137213 - Method and system for therapeutic exergaming: A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium for storing or recording instructions in machine readable form. The instructions, when executed in a motion sensor enabled smart phone, record target data associated with a response of the motion sensor to a desired sequence of movements of a user... Agent: University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin

  
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20110130613 - Mechanoluminescent x-ray generator: A device for generating x-rays has an enclosing vessel having a structure suitable to provide an enclosed space at a predetermined fluid pressure, wherein the enclosing vessel has a window portion and a shielding portion in which the shielding portion is more optically dense to x-rays than the window portion;... Agent:

20110130614 - Prospective adaptive radiation therapy planning: A therapy planner (16) is configured to construct a therapy plan based on a planning image segmented into segments delineating features of a subject. A predictive plan adaptation module (20) is configured to adjust the segments to represent a foreseeable change in the subject and to invoke the therapy planner... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110130615 - Multi-modality neuromodulation of brain targets: Disclosed are methods and systems and methods for deep or superficial deep-brain stimulation using multiple therapeutic modalities. These impact multiple points in a neural circuit or one or multiple points in multiple neural circuits to produce Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) or Long-Term Depression (LTD) to treat indications such as neurologic and... Agent:

20110130618 - Esthetic apparatus useful for increasing skin rejuvenation and methods thereof: The present invention provides a system for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin comprising a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator for constantly providing electromagnetic pulses to said region of a patient's skin and a deep tissue diathermy device for constantly applying heat to said region... Agent: Venus Technologies Ltd

20110130617 - Magnetic system for treatment of cellular dysfunction of a tissue or an extracellular matrix disruption of a tissue: A system, kit, and pet bed for treating tissue using magnetic coils connected to a pulse generator. The system can include a power supply, a bi-directional communication and power port, a microcontroller, a processor, a data storage, and a Helmholtz-like magnetic coil pair. The kit can include a saddlebag and... Agent: Magnafix, LLC

20110130616 - Magnetically responsive nanoparticle therapeutic constructs and methods of making and using: Magnetically responsive therapeutic carriers comprise nanoparticles including single-domain nanoparticles comprising magnetite and having an average particle size ranging between 1 and 50 nanometers, clusters of the single-domain nanoparticles, the clusters having an average cluster size ranging between 5 and 1000 nanometers, and mixtures of the two. The single-domain nanoparticles are... Agent:

20110130619 - Ventricular assist device and related methods: A method and system are provided for percutaneously gaining access to oxygenated blood with one or more anastomosis devices and pumping such oxygenated blood directly to the aorta adjacent to the right atrium or left atrium via a VAD system. In one embodiment, a VAD system can be implanted with... Agent: Coherex Medical, Inc.

20110130620 - infant care apparatus with multiple user interfaces: An infant care apparatus with multiple user interfaces is disclosed herewith. The apparatus comprises: a base; a frame member extending upwardly from said base; an infant platform extending outwardly from said frame member positioned above the base and having lateral side walls and a bottom support. The apparatus further comprises... Agent: General Electric Company

20110130621 - Infant warmer: An infant warmer apparatus includes a base, a crib and a frame. The frame includes a support plate assembly comprising a plate member defining a pivot aperture and a notch. The heater assembly includes a canopy, and a mounting shaft. The mounting shaft defines a first terminal end secured to... Agent: General Electric Company

20110130622 - Inductive signal and energy transfer through the external auditory canal: An inductive coil arrangement is described for an ear canal of a recipient patient. An inner transmitter coil inserts into the ear canal for transmitting a communication signal through the skin of the outer wall of the ear canal. The transmitter coil includes transmission wire loops that lie substantially in... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20110130623 - Tension-free elastic tape: A tension-free elastic tape is used for the surgical treatment of female urinary incontinence. The tape has a textile structure that allows ingrowth of the tape into the connective tissue. On its longitudinal edges, the tape has edge threads (2, 4, 6, 8) that project from the textile structure of... Agent: Deutsche Institute Fur Textil- Und Faserforschung

20110130624 - System and method for attaching a vessel in a vascular environment: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a body section having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an inner edge circumferentially arranged around at least a portion of an open area. The apparatus also includes a tool extending from the body section into the open area... Agent:

20110130625 - Apparatus and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior after weight loss surgery: Apparatuses and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior of a patient equipped with a gastric restriction device. The apparatus provides continuous monitoring or one or more parameters related to food passing through the gastric restriction device. Each monitored parameter is processed to provide a visual indication of the current... Agent:

20110130626 - Non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable gastric band: A food intake restriction device for forming a restriction in a patient's gastro-intestinal tract and non-invasively communicating pressure data regarding the restriction to an external monitor. The device includes a food intake restriction device implanted substantially about a patient's gastro-intestinal tract to form a restricted opening in the tract. A... Agent:

20110130627 - Visualization instrument: A visualization instrument comprising a display support component removably coupled to a component insertable into a target space. The insertable component includes a camera providing images of the target space. The images are presented in a display device supported by the display support component. The insertable component may be discarded... Agent: King Systems Corporation

20110130628 - Method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device: A method for transmitting torque and variably flexing an insertion device for receiving an instrument includes the steps of providing a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument, a distal end with a tip for protrusion of the instrument, an outer jacket and an... Agent:

20110130629 - Endoscope cover fixing device and fixing system: An endoscope cover fixing device to reliably fix a cover to an endoscope without associated damage. The endoscope cover fixing device includes a fixing device main body and a pair of fixing protrusion portions. The fixing device main body includes a curved portion and insert holes, and is deformable in... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110130630 - Method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device: A method for transmitting torque and variably flexing an insertion device for receiving an instrument includes the steps of providing a hollow body, transmitting torque along the hollow body with a corrugated tube, applying suction to create a vacuum in the hollow body for placing the hollow body in a... Agent:

20110130631 - Adapter device to couple an endoscope with a medical appliance: An adapter device, which is configured to couple an endoscope with a medical appliance, such that the medical appliance is provided to generate light to illuminate an object to be investigated by an endoscope, includes an adapter body with a through-hole through which light generated by the medical appliance can... Agent:

20110130632 - Visualization instrument: A visualization instrument comprising a display support component removably coupled to a component insertable into a target space. The insertable component includes a camera providing images of the target space. The images are presented in a display device supported by the display support component. The insertable component may be discarded... Agent: King Systems Corporation

20110130633 - Circular surgical retractor: A wound retractor for retracting a surgical incision includes an inner ring, an outer ring and a distensible sleeve coupled to the inner and outer rings. The outer ring includes at least a pair of circular tubes coupled to each other. At least one of the circular tubes includes a... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110130634 - Patient-mounted retraction: Patient-mounted retractors with varying configurations and/or features are provided, along with additional components for use therewith in provided patient-mounted retractor assemblies. Blade type and tube type patient-mounted retractors that may be re-positioned during the course of a procedure are provided in varying configurations and/or geometries suitable for varying procedures and/or... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110130635 - Medical self-service: Techniques for medical self-service are provided. A kiosk interacts with a patient to establish a patient identity, acquire medical records for the patient, and acquire one or more medical vital readings for the patient. The kiosk then packages the information in a summary that is electronically provided to medical personnel... Agent: Ncr Corporation

20110130636 - Systems, methods and devices for the rapid assessment and deployment of appropriate modular aid solutions in response to disasters.: The invention relates generally to systems, devices and methods for global disaster response, more particularly to the rapid detection, qualified assessment and monitoring of disasters and electronic triage of victims, communication, alert and evacuation systems, provision of suitable modular sensing or medical aid solutions, and their rapid deployment via delivery... Agent:

20110130637 - Protein product for modifying cardiovascular health: A composition for use in the treatment or prophylaxis of conditions mediated by endothelial function in mammals is provided. The composition includes a milk protein hydrolysate generated by treating milk or milk whey protein with a proteolytic enzyme having subtilisin or subtilisin-like activity and/or glutamyl endopeptidase or glutamyl endopeptidase-like activity.... Agent: University Of Dundee

20110130638 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: A medical sensor may be adapted to account for factors that cause irregularities in pulse oximetry measurements or other spectrophotemetric measurements. Sensors are provided with surface features that reduce the amount of outside light or shunted light that impinge the detecting elements of the sensor. The sensor is adapted to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110130639 - Method and system for providing continuous calibration of implantable analyte sensors: Method and system for providing continuous calibration of analyte sensors includes calibrating a first sensor, receiving data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, and calibrating a second sensor based on a predetermined scaling factor and data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, is disclosed.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110130640 - Electrode capable of attachment to a garment, system, and methods of manufacturing: An electrode for selective attachment to at least one of a garment and a subject, is provided and includes a conductive member defining a first side and a second side; a conductive composition disposed on the first side of the conductive member, wherein the conductive composition has a first adhesive... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110130641 - Imager focusing based on intraoperative data: Various embodiments herein provide for imager focusing based on intraoperative data. Ideally, an imaging plane of an ultrasound transducer would be truly planar. That is not the case, though. Instead, ultrasound transducers image a volume that is closer to a rectangular volume, but that has focal depths or areas in... Agent: Inneroptic Technology, Inc.

20110130642 - System and method for tracking healing progress of tissue: A system and method for analyzing tissue healing may include capturing an image including a tissue site. A clinician may be enabled to define multiple regions of the image of the tissue site, where at least two of the regions of the image define tissue types at different stages of... Agent:

20110130643 - Noninvasive method and system for monitoring physiological characteristics and athletic performance: A physiological monitoring system for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, comprising a fitness monitoring system for monitoring physiological parameters of a subject engaged in a physical activity, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, includes (i) a monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of... Agent: Adidas Ag

20110130644 - Method to acquire measurement data of a breathing examination subject by magnetic resonance technology, and associated computer program: A method for the acquisition of measurement data of a breathing examination subject by magnetic resonance includes the following steps: (a) detect the physiological breathing signal of the examination subject with a breathing signal detection unit, (b) evaluate the detected breathing signal in an evaluation unit, (c) based on the... Agent:

20110130645 - System and method for reconstruction of the human ear canal from optical coherence tomography scans: A method for reconstructing an ear canal from optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan data of an ear comprises extracting frame numbers and line numbers of interference intensities corresponding to one or more markers on an OCT scan guide, receiving reference frame numbers and lines numbers for one or more markers,... Agent:

20110130646 - Patient support device, such as a patient bed, table or chair for use with magnetic resonance imaging apparatuses: A patient support device for use with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one receptacle for housing and/or removably coupling a coil adapted to receive signals from anatomic regions upon excitation thereof by the Magnetic Resonance Imaging apparatus, the at least one receptacle... Agent: Esaote S.p.a.

20110130647 - System and method using coupler-resonators for electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy: A coupler-resonator for electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy in subjects has a wire loop formed into a coupling loop, a central transmission portion, and sensor loops. The sensor loops hold EPR sensor materials and are coated with biocompatible plastic. The coupler-resonator is implanted in a subject, the subject in a... Agent: The Trustees Of Dartmouth College Noneprofit Corporation

20110130648 - Catheter with pressure measuring tip: A medical probe, consisting of a flexible insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity of a patient, and a distal tip, which is disposed at the distal end of the flexible insertion tube is configured to be brought into contact with tissue in the body... Agent:

20110130649 - Method and system for registering a medical situation associated with a first coordinate system, in a second coordinate system using an mps system: System for registering a first image with a second image, the system including a first medical positioning system for detecting a first position and orientation of the body of a patient, a second medical positioning system for detecting a second position and orientation of the body, and a registering module... Agent:

20110130650 - Nasogastric and orogastric feeding devices, system comprising them, methods and uses thereof: The present invention relates to the field of medical devices. Specifically, the invention relates to an enteral feeding device comprising expandable means which prevents or significantly reduces aspirations from the alimentary tract to the respiratory system. In further aspects, the invention relates to systems comprising said enteral feeding device, methods... Agent: Lunguard Ltd.

20110130652 - Apparatus for biomedical imaging: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method involving capturing spectral interference from an optical coherence tomography imaging probe comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) scanning mirror, and a partial reflector for supplying images to an image sensor. Additional embodiments are disclosed.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

20110130651 - Intraoperative c-arm fluoroscope datafusion system: image generating apparatus for generating the virtual road map, wherein the virtual road map comprises a composite image combining (i) images of the virtual 3D structure representing vascular structure of the patient, and (ii) modified fluoroscope images omitting bony structure, wherein the images of the virtual 3D structure representing vascular... Agent:

20110130654 - System for characterizing a cornea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens: A system for determining the shape of a cornea of an eye illuminates at least one of the interior surface, the posterior surface, and the interior region of the eye with infrared light of a wavelength that can generate fluorescent light from the portion of the cornea illuminated. The generated... Agent:

20110130653 - Vertebra segmentation apparatus, vertebra segmentation method, and recording medium with program for vertebra segmentation: Based on generated tomographic images, a first feature quantity representative of a clearness of sectional shapes crossing the Z′ axis at the vertebrae is calculated for each of respective points on the Z′ axis. Further, based on the generated tomographic images, a second feature quantity representative of a clearness of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110130655 - Implantable devices and methods for external beam radiation treatments: Implantable devices and methods for external beam radiation treatments are disclosed. One embodiment of an implantable device for guided radiation therapy comprises an active marker configured to be positioned within the patient and to transmit a non-ionizing wireless signal in response to a non-ionizing wirelessly transmitted source energy. The device... Agent:

20110130656 - Microwave image reconstruction apparatus and method: Provided are microwave image reconstruction apparatus and method. An apparatus for diagnosing a breast cancer, includes: a plurality of antennas for inserting a breast and configured to transmit and receive the electromagnetic wave; an electromagnetic wave transceiver configured to receive phase and amplitude information of the electromagnetic wave; an initial... Agent:

20110130657 - Protection device and method against embolization agent reflux: An apparatus is provided that is useful in an embolization procedure and enables substantially unrestricted forward flow of blood in a vessel and reduces or stops reflux (regurgitation or backward flow) of embolization agents which are introduced into the blood. A method of using the apparatus is also provided.... Agent:

20110130659 - Imaging system for following a surgical tool in an operation field: characterized in that it further comprises at least three markers intended to be positioned in the operative site, said markers being mobile relative to the instrument, each marker being adapted to be detected both by the endoscopic camera and by the ultrasound imaging device, so as to permit cross-mapping of... Agent: Universite Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1

20110130658 - Ultrasonic capsule: A system and method are described for the purpose of performing non invasive examination of the colon. The proposed method is based on an ingestible capsule incorporating ultrasonic transducer elements, control circuit and an external wireless power supply and data recorder. The recorded ultrasonic data is later processed and a... Agent: Rdc Ltd.

20110130660 - System and method for detection, characterization and imaging of heterogeneity using shear wave induced resonance: A system and a method for inducing resonance of a heterogeneity or a sample within a body, the system comprising a shear wave generator, and a detection unit; the shear wave generator generating shear waves applied to the body and selectively inducing mechanical resonances of the heterogeneity, the detection unit... Agent:

20110130662 - Ultrasound 3d scanning guidance and reconstruction method and device, and ultrasound system: An ultrasound 3D scanning guidance and reconstruction method includes a scanning step for performing a multi-point scanning on an organ to obtain a plurality of 3D images, each 3D image containing corresponding feature information, and a reconstructing step for reconstructing a 3D image of the whole organ from these 3D... Agent:

20110130661 - Ultrasound system and method for providing change trend image: There is disclosed an embodiment for providing a change trend image. An ultrasound data acquisition unit transmits ultrasound signal to a target object and receives echo signal reflected from the target object to sequentially acquire a plurality of ultrasound data. A processor is connected to the ultrasound data acquisition unit.... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110130663 - Symmetric and preferientially steered random arrays for ultrasound therapy: A phased ultrasound array for an ultrasound generating device. In one embodiment, the array includes a plurality of ultrasound elements arranged symmetrically about a point or dividing line in the array with respect to element size, shape and/or element location. In another embodiment, a majority of larger elements of the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110130664 - Transducer cover, method for forming the cover, and ultrasonic medical instrument with the cover: A transducer cover for use in an ultrasonic medical instrument having a transducer is disclosed. The transducer cover includes a vibration absorbing layer of a generally cylindrical form made of a synthetic resin having a vibration absorbing property, and a chemical blocking layer of a generally cylindrical form made of... Agent:

20110130665 - Method and system for expediting the rescue of victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (sca) when used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (aed): A method and system for expediting the rescue of victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) when used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED). The system involves an apparatus that calls for help (i.e. 911), detects SCA and cardiac arrhythmias, locates an AED, guides the rescuer through CPR and... Agent:

20110130666 - Enhanced reporting of pathological episodes: An apparatus comprises a sensor circuit configured to produce a time-varying physiologic sensor signal of a subject and a pathology detection circuit communicatively coupled to the sensor. The pathology detection circuit is configured to detect a first pathological episode using the sensed physiologic sensor signal, deem that the first pathological... Agent:

20110130667 - Blood pressure information display device, blood pressure information display system, blood pressure information display method, and recording medium recorded with blood pressure information display program: A blood pressure information display device for calculating a blood pressure value based on a pulse wave amplitude through the oscillometric method and the like, and displaying the calculated blood pressure value as blood pressure information performs a process of changing a magnitude of a specified pulse wave amplitude of... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110130668 - Blood flow perfusion analyzing apparatus, blood flow perfusion analyzing method, fluid analyzing apparatus and fluid analyzing method: According to one embodiment, a blood flow perfusion analyzing apparatus includes tissue and arterial TCC calculation units, first and second making units, a deconvolution unit and a blood flow information calculation unit. The tissue TCC calculation unit obtains tissue TCCs. The arterial TCC calculation unit calculates an arterial TCC. The... Agent:

20110130669 - Method and apparatus for improving signal to noise ratio of ecg signals to facilitate cardiac beat detection: Improving the signal-to-noise ratio of electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements facilitates cardiac beat detection in a human or animal patient. ECG signals measured either on the surface of the skin or subcutaneously from pairs of leads may be combined to calculate a differential signal. The measured signal may also be averaged to... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110130670 - Monitoring physiological condition and detecting abnormalities: A system for monitoring an individual's physiological condition and detecting abnormalities therein, comprising concurrently receiving at least a first signal and a second signal. The first and second signals are conditioned to minimize background extraneous noise after which, each signal is concurrently processed and analyzed to detect repeating cyclical patterns... Agent:

20110130671 - Monitoring physiological condition and detecting abnormalities: A system for monitoring an individual's physiological condition and detecting abnormalities therein, comprising concurrently receiving at least first signal and a second signal. The first and second signals are conditioned to minimize background extraneous noise after which, each signal is concurrently processed and analyzed to detect repeating cyclical patterns and... Agent:

20110130672 - Self-adjusting ecg morphological feature correlation threshold: An apparatus comprises first and second sensing circuits, a template generator circuit, and a correlation circuit. The correlation circuit is configured to identify a first fiducial position in a third cardiac signal sensed using the first sensing circuit during a detected rhythm with elevated ventricular rate, align the template correlation... Agent:

20110130673 - Apparatus for determining respiratory muscle endurance of a person: Apparatus (2) for determining respiratory muscle endurance of a person, which apparatus (2) comprises a mouthpiece (4) through which the person inspires, load-providing means (6) for providing a pressure against which the person inspires, and pressure control means (8) for controlling the pressure, the pressure control means (8) being such... Agent:

20110130674 - Method and system for regional assessment of lung physiology: The invention provides a system and method for regional assessment of lung physiology. The system includes a plurality of sound transducers configured to be fixed on a surface of the individual over the thorax. A processor is configured to receive signals generated by the transducers and to determine from the... Agent:

20110130675 - Multi-channel brain or cortical activity monitoring and method: The present invention relates to a quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) monitor and system capable of monitoring and displaying simultaneously neuropathological characteristic and activity of both sides of a subject's brain. The methods include various indices and examination of differences in these indices by which neurophysiological conditions or problems can be identified... Agent: Neurowave Systems Inc.

20110130676 - Visceral fat measuring device: In the visceral fat measuring device for calculating the visceral fat amount based on trunk measurement information, impedance information of the entire trunk, and impedance information of a surface layer of the trunk, a belt to be wound around the trunk has a pressed member 310 pressed onto the dorsal... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110130677 - System for characterizing a conrea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens: A system for determining the shape of a cornea of an eye illuminates at least one of the interior surface, the posterior surface, and the interior region of the eye with infrared light of a wavelength that can generate fluorescent light from the portion of the cornea illuminated. The generated... Agent:

20110130678 - Unitary shave biopsy blade: A unitary shave biopsy blade comprises a first side edge, a second side edge laterally spaced from the first side edge, and a front edge extending laterally between the first and second side edges. A back edge extends laterally between the first and second side edges and is spaced longitudinally... Agent: Clevex, Inc.

20110130679 - All-in-one optical microscopic handle: The present invention discloses an all-in-one fine needle aspiration means (FNA) for precision guidance and improved control of needle for ease of insertion, manipulation and efficient extraction of sample and a method thereof. Said FNA comprises means selected from a mechanically or electronically stabilized effecter; a mechanical or automated needle... Agent:

20110130680 - Device for testing needles: The present invention relates to a device (1) to allow providing testing of tissue of prostate gland (3) using two or more biopsy needles (4, 5, 6, etc.) essentially simultaneously. According to the invention a guiding (7) for said needles (4-6) is arranged to act on said needles, which preferably... Agent: Ab Christer Dahlstrand

20110130681 - Sample collection implement: A sample collection implement S1 includes a container 1 having an accommodation portion 10 in which a liquid 5 for suspending or diluting a sample is accommodated, a sample collection stick 2 being able to be disposed in the accommodation portion 10, a filter 3 provided inside the container 1,... Agent: Arkray ,inc.

20110130683 - Aspiration methods and devices for assessment of viscoelastic properties of soft tissues: Methods for assessing viscoelastic properties of soft tissues are based on detecting an inflection point on a pressure-time plot when air is aspirated from a cavity placed over the tissue sample. A small diameter tube through which air aspiration is conducted is ultimately closed off by tissue being drawn into... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110130684 - Lower-limb prosthesis force and moment transducer: A computerized prosthesis alignment system includes a transducer that can measure socket reactions in the anterior/posterior plane and the right/left planes, while canceling or reducing the transverse forces on the measurements of these socket reactions. In addition, the transducer is also capable of determining the axial load or weight experienced... Agent: Orthocare Innovations LLC

20110130685 - Method and device for real time mechanical imaging of prostate: The present invention relates to a method for real time mechanical imaging of a prostate with a transrectal probe. In the method, generating a composite two- and three-dimensional prostate mechanical image from a plurality of partial mechanical images extracted from pressure response data and a probe orientation data starts with... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20110130682 - Muscle hardness meter: A muscle hardness meter according to the present invention, which measures the hardness of muscle tissue of a living organism, includes: an auxiliary part which touches a periphery of a section of the living organism to be measured so as to apply pressure to the periphery; a touching part which... Agent: Ito Co., Ltd.

20110130686 - Patient weight bearing monitor: A weight sensor includes a pad of electrically insulative material having a through aperture and electrode plates secured to its top and bottom surfaces at least partially covering the aperture. An electrical contactor in the aperture responds to a compressive force applied across the pad thickness to electrically interconnect the... Agent:

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