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Surgery October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11

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10/27/2011 > 91 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110263920 - Advanced methods and systems for treating cell proliferation disorders: The present invention relates to methods for treating cell proliferation disorders comprising (1) administering to the subject at least one activatable pharmaceutical agent that is capable of activation by a simultaneous two photon absorption event and of effecting a predetermined cellular change when activated, (2) administering at least one plasmonics-active... Agent: Immunolight, LLC

20110263922 - Method, device and apparatus system for prostate cancer therapy: In a method, a device and an apparatus system for therapy of prostate cancer, in the course of a therapy session the prostate of a patient is subjected at different locations to a diagnostic examination with regard to the presence of a tumor, and in the case of a positive... Agent:

20110263921 - Patterned denervation therapy for innervated renal vasculature: A renal denervation apparatus includes a treatment element dimensioned for deployment on or within a renal artery of a patient. The treatment element comprises a predefined pattern arranged to complete at least one revolution of the treatment element. The apparatus includes a treatment source. The treatment source and treatment element... Agent:

20110263923 - Spacers for use in brachytherapy, radiotherapy, and other medical therapy: Spacers for use in brachytherapy, radiotherapy, and other medical therapy, which can be used to improve a patient's outcome, assist in treating difficult cases and/or combine multiple modalities that are currently performed separately into a single procedure. In accordance with an embodiment, a spacer is formed of an encapsulating material... Agent: Biocompatibles Uk Limited

20110263924 - Functionalized magnetic nanoparticle analyte sensor: A method and system for simply and efficiently determining quantities of a preselected material in a particular solution by the placement of at least one superparamagnetic nanoparticle having a specified functionalized organic material connected thereto into a particular sample solution, wherein preselected analytes attach to the functionalized organic groups, these... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20110263925 - Pulsed magnetic therapy device: A device for treating diseases and chronic ailments of the human body by inducing powerful, short duration magnetic pulses in close proximity to a region of the body. The device comprises an electromagnetic coil or inductor energized by an electric circuit and a power source, pulsed between 1 and 25... Agent:

20110263926 - Method and system for search/treatment of tinnitus: A method and a system for search/treatment of tinnitus are disclosed. The method includes outputting a tinnitus search interface, which comprises several response regions corresponding to the different frequency bands within audible frequency range of human beings, outputting an acoustic signal corresponding to the response region selected by a user,... Agent: Earlogic Korea, Inc.

20110263927 - Medical slings: A sling in accordance with the invention includes a synthetic material and a non-synthetic material positioned adjacent thereto. The non-synthetic material may be wrapped around or may be attached to the synthetic material. Additionally, the non-synthetic material may include slits. Methods for making such slings are also described.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110263928 - Implantable device for internal urinary control: The present invention relates to an implantable apparatus for obtaining urinary control and emptying of the urinary bladder, thereby preventing from or treating involuntary urinary retention. In general terms, the apparatus comprises an expandable member adapted to be implanted inside the urinary bladder of the patient for discharging urine, and... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110263930 - Device and method for vaginal sacrocolpopexy: A surgical procedure for repairing vaginal prolapse, including apical descent (vaginal vault or uterine descensus), cystocele and/or rectocele, avoids bladder injury, the need for laparoscopic suturing, and difficulties in tensioning the mesh used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position, and can be practiced with off the shelf... Agent:

20110263931 - Elastic sling system and related methods: The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to adjustable length implantable sling assemblies for providing support to anatomical locations. In certain embodiments, the sling includes at least one elastic member to aid in the placement and tensioning of the sling.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110263932 - Pelvic floor repair implants and methods: The invention generally relates to surgically implantable supportive slings. More specifically, in various embodiments, the invention is directed to sling assemblies for pelvic floor repair that utilize one or more materials, attached without a mechanical fixation device, and related methods of use and fabrication.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110263929 - System and method for determining an adjustment to a gastric band based on satiety state data and weight loss data: A system and method for determining an adjustment to a gastric band, and more specifically to determining an adjustment to a gastric band based on satiety state data and weight loss data. The gastric band information system can determine an adjustment of the gastric band using a gastric band adjustment... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110263934 - Catheter having tri-axial force sensor: A catheter for diagnosis or treatment of a vessel or organ is provided in which a flexible elongated body includes a tri-axial force sensor formed of a housing and a plurality of optical fibers associated with the housing that measure changes in the intensity of light reflected from the lateral... Agent: Endosense Sa

20110263933 - Resilient support: Disclosed is a modular endoscope system in which a plurality of connecting pieces, tools, and cannulas which are selected according to the use thereof are assigned to a single optics. The connecting pieces and the cannulas are preferably designed for single use, so that merely the optics has to be... Agent:

20110263936 - Devices and methods for predicting and preventing restenosis: The present invention relates to methods and devices for predicting restenosis, and for treating atherosclerosis to prevent or reduce the incidence of restenosis. Methods of predicting restenosis in a stenosed peripheral artery may include quantitative histology of the vessel. For example, a method of treating a stenosed artery (and particularly... Agent:

20110263935 - Intubation systems and methods based on airway pattern identification: An intubation system of the present disclosure intubates based on an airway pattern indicating a trachea opening. The airway pattern is determined from analysis of airway data detected by a trachea identifying device disposed on a moveable guide stylet of the intubation system. A navigation element is generated based on... Agent:

20110263938 - Multi-camera endoscope: A multi-camera endoscope which includes an elongated shaft terminating with a tip section turnable by way of a bending section, wherein the tip section includes: a front-pointing camera and a discrete front illuminator associated therewith; a front fluid injector configured for cleaning at least one of said front-pointing camera and... Agent:

20110263937 - Rigid endoscope: The rigid endoscope has a shank-like middle part, on which a handle connects on a proximal side and which on a distal side includes a distal part with an optics window. The handle is arranged offset or obliquely to a longitudinal axis of the middle part, as well as of... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110263939 - Water bottle adapter for coupling an endoscope to a water bottle: An adapter for coupling a disposable water bottle to an endoscope including a cap manufactured from a thermoplastic elastomer material. The cap is removably secured to an associated water bottle. The cap includes a first port and a second port. The adapter further includes a scope connector manufactured from the... Agent:

20110263940 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus comprising an irradiating section that irradiates the target with the irradiation light containing light in a first wavelength region, which reaches a first penetration depth within the target, and light in a second wavelength region, which reaches a second penetration depth within the target; an optical system... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110263941 - Endoscope designs and methods of manufacture: Various embodiments of the present invention comprise endoscopes for viewing inside a cavity of a body such as a vessel like a vein or artery. These endoscopes may include at least one solid state emitter such as a light emitting diode (LED) that is inserted into the body cavity to... Agent: Intergrated Endoscopy,inc.

20110263942 - Endoscope apparatus: The present invention discloses an endoscope apparatus comprising a tube body, a cover, a first image capture module, a second image capture module and a connecting tube. The first image capture module captures an image with a first view, and the second image capture module captures an image with a... Agent: Medical Intubation Technology Corporation

20110263943 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus that captures images of a target using returned light from the target irradiated with irradiation light. The endoscope apparatus comprises a first optical system that has an axial chromatic aberration and respectively focuses light in different wavelength regions contained in the irradiation light at different positions on... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110263944 - Laparoscopic retractor: A laparoscopic spacer (1) to keep a first organ at a distance from a second organ during an operation on said second organ, comprising: a maneuvering grip (2); a tube having as extensions at least two preformed flexible blades (6a, 6b) so that the blades (6a, 6b), in a first... Agent:

20110263945 - Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods: A minimally invasive system includes a bone screw and a tissue retractor having distal and proximal end portions and a partial pathway therebetween. The tissue retractor is removably couplable to the bone screw. An instrument has distal and proximal end portions and a hollow cavity and is removably couplable to... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20110263948 - scoring system to monitor natural or drug-modified disease progression in \"erosive osteoarthritis\" of the interphalangeal finger joints: The present invention provides a scoring system to monitor natural or drug-modified disease progression in erosive inter-phalangeal finger joint osteoarthrits and the use of said scoring system to identify and value drugs with anticatabolic and/or repair promoting potential.... Agent: Ghent University

20110263947 - Extracorporeal devices and methods for facilitating cessation of undesired behaviors: Devices, Methods and Systems are disclosed for assisting patients in behavioral modification and cessation programs aimed at terminating undesired behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use and others. Patient devices with automated patient prompting for self-testing, analysis of test results and data logging are included in a networked system with a... Agent:

20110263949 - Image based clinical trial assessment: A method for assessing a treatment in a trial includes obtaining images generated from image data acquired at different times during a trial time period for a same region of interest of a subject. The treatment is administered to the subject for the trial. The method further includes co-registering the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110263946 - Method and system for real-time and offline analysis, inference, tagging of and responding to person(s) experiences: A digital computer and method for processing data indicative of images of facial and head movements of a subject to recognize at least one of said movements and to determine at least one mental state of said subject is provided. The outputting instructions for providing to a user information relating... Agent: Mit Media Lab

20110263950 - Systems, devices and methods for preventing, detecting and treating pressure-induced ischemia, pressure ulcers, and other conditions: A system for monitoring medical conditions including pressure ulcers, pressure-induced ischemia and related medical conditions comprises at least one sensor adapted to detect one or more patient characteristic including at least position, orientation, temperature, acceleration, moisture, resistance, stress, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood oxygenation, a host for processing the... Agent: Centauri Medical, Inc.

20110263951 - Capsule medical apparatus system: A capsule medical apparatus system includes: a table for placing a subject thereon along a longitudinal direction; an antenna, which is arranged on a body surface of the subject, for receiving in-vivo information transmitted from a capsule medical apparatus inserted in the subject; a cable for transmitting the in-vivo information... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110263952 - Incontinence management system and diaper: An incontinence management system for monitoring wetness in one or more absorbent articles, includes input for receiving one or more sensor signals indicative of a presence of wetness in an absorbent article, processor for processing the one or more sensor signals and for performing an analysis of the signals to... Agent: Fred Bergman Healthcare Pty Ltd

20110263953 - Deployment system and method for optical analyte sensor: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a delivery device and method for deploying an optical analyte sensor. The delivery device comprises hollow tubes configured to operate telescopically. The optical sensor is configured to retract and extend from a distal end of the delivery device, by sliding the telescoping tubes... Agent: Glumetrics, Inc.

20110263954 - Noninvasive blood glucose meter: A noninvasive blood glucose meter for testing a blood glucose level of a living organism includes a casing, a printed circuit board and a display device. The casing includes a containing space, and the printed circuit board is installed in the containing space and includes a control unit and a... Agent:

20110263955 - Internal observation device for object having light scattering properties, internal body observation device, endoscope for internal observation and internal observation method: There is provided an inside observation apparatus of an endoscope and the like which can perform an inside observation for irradiating an illumination light to a minute area of a surface of an object (for example, a living tissue) having a light scattering property and detecting a back-scattered light of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110263956 - Device for non-invasively measuring glucose: In order to increase the accuracy of non-invasive glucose measurement, the device uses a combination of three non-invasive methods: ultrasonic, electromagnetic and thermal. The non-invasive glucose monitor comprises a Main Unit, which drives three different sensor channels (one per technology), located on an external unit configured as an ear clip... Agent:

20110263959 - Method of inputting data into an analyte testing device: A meter is provided that includes an improved user interface that enables the user to take a specific action, leading them directly to data input options. Such a user interface could be used to input first selected information, such as whether a test was premeal or postmeal, immediately after receiving... Agent: Lifescan Scotland Limited

20110263958 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110263957 - Test system: The invention concerns a test system for carrying out blood sugar tests with a diagnostic tape cassette which comprises a windable analytical test tape for detecting an analyte and a cassette housing accommodating the test tape, and a test device which has a device housing for inserting and removing the... Agent:

20110263960 - Stent delivery system for detecting wall apposition of the stent during deployment: A stent delivery and apposition detecting system includes at least one electrode pair of dissimilar metals mounted on a balloon of a balloon catheter. The electrode pair forms part of an electrochemical cell, and voltage and current generated from the electrochemical cell enables the system to detect when a stent... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110263963 - Acoustic-wave measuring apparatus and method: An acoustic-wave measuring apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold a subject and an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the subject with light. An acoustic-wave detecting unit detects acoustic waves generated in the subject due to irradiation with the light; an image pickup unit acquires an image of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110263961 - Antenna for investigating structure of human or animal: A system for investigating the internal structure of a human or animal body. The system comprises one or more antennas for transmitting and/or receiving electromagnetic energy into or from the body, each antenna comprising a slot formed in a conductive element, the slot having an external boundary defined by a... Agent: Micrima Limited

20110263962 - Brain function decoding process and system: A method of interpreting cognitive response to a stimulus is disclosed. The method includes collecting baseline neural activity data from a subject absent a stimulus. Neural activity data is collected while the subject is being stimulated through exposure to a stimulus. A unique three-dimensional cognitive engram is then plotted representative... Agent:

20110263964 - Method for establishing at least one change in a tubular tissue structure in a living being, calculation unit and data storage medium: A method is disclosed for establishing at least one change in a tubular tissue structure in a living being from a first time to a second time, which differs from the first, wherein the midline of the tubular tissue structure is respectively determined in a provided first volume data record,... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20110263966 - Dissipation device and mri-safe catheter system: A dissipation device having a proximal end, which is located outside the body, and a distal end, which is suited in particular for elongate medical instruments, in particular electrophysiological catheters or temporary electrode leads, placed temporarily in the body. The dissipation device including a dissipation sleeve which extends from the... Agent: Biotronik Crm Patent Ag

20110263968 - Drug-enhanced neurofeedback: The present invention relates to techniques and systems for training a subject to modify his or her own neutronal activity within a selected brain region.... Agent: Mclean Hospital Corporation

20110263965 - Pet detector module using gapd composed of large area micro-cells: Provided is a positron emission tomography (PET) detector module using Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GAPD) as a photosensor. The PET detector module includes: a PET detector unit comprising a scintillation crystal detecting gamma rays emitted from a living body and converting them into a flash of light and a first GAPD... Agent: Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Sogang University

20110263967 - Ultrasound based method and apparatus for stone detection and to facilitate clearance thereof: Described herein are methods and apparatus for detecting stones by ultrasound, in which the ultrasound reflections from a stone are preferentially selected and accentuated relative to the ultrasound reflections from blood or tissue. Also described herein are methods and apparatus for applying pushing ultrasound to in vivo stones or other... Agent: The University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization, A Public Institution

20110263969 - Sar estimation in nuclear magnetic resonance examination using microwave thermometry: The present embodiments relate to methods and devices for measuring a spatial temperature and/or SAR distribution in an examination subject in a magnetic resonance tomography device. Microwave thermosensors are provided for measuring the temperature with the aid of microwaves.... Agent:

20110263970 - System for non-contrast enhanced mr anatomical imaging: A system for Non-Contrast Agent enhanced MR imaging, includes an MR image acquisition device that acquires first and second datasets representing first and second image slabs individually comprising multiple image slices acquired at fast and slow blood flow portions of a heart cycle and oriented substantially perpendicular in at least... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110263971 - Reconfigurable navigated surgical tool tracker: A reconfigurable tracking arrangement for an object includes a repositionable mounting arrangement that may be configured to releasably connect to an object for selectively positioning the same. The mounting arrangement may further include a first piece attached to the object and a second piece that can be repositioned relative to... Agent:

20110263972 - Method for performing a procedure according to a biometric image: A method for performing a procedure on a patient, includes obtaining a biometric image representative of the patient and performing the procedure on the patient in accordance with the biometric image. The patient has an iris and the biometric image comprises an iris biometric image and the procedure comprises a... Agent: Philadelphia Retina Endowment Fund

20110263975 - Fluorescent probes having a polymeric backbone: The present invention relates to quenched fluorescent probes which arc activated by biochemical processes. The probes are designed such that intramolecular quenching occurs in the unactivated probe, but that the quencher moieties are cleaved from the probe under defined conditions rendering the probe fluorescent. Also disclosed are optical imaging agents... Agent: Ge Healthcare As

20110263973 - Method for automatic detection of a contrast agent inflow in a blood vessel of a patient with a ct system and ct system for carrying out this method: A method for automatic detection of a contrast agent inflow in a blood vessel of a patient with a CT system, and CT system for carrying out this method, are disclosed. At least one embodiment of the invention relates to a method which determines the position of at least one... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20110263974 - Method for pressure mediated selective delivery of therapeutic substances and cannula: Methods and devices are disclosed for selective delivery of therapeutic substances to specific histologic or microanatomic areas of organs. Introduction of the therapeutic substance into a hollow organ space (such as an hepatobiliary duct or the gallbladder lumen) at a controlled pressure, volume or rate allows the substance to reach... Agent: The Government Of United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Department

20110263976 - Methods and devices for endovascular introduction of an agent: Methods and devices for introduction of an agent to a vascular physiological site are provided. Aspects of the methods include employing an agent delivery device and an aspiration device to introduce and remove agent from a vascular site in a manner sufficient to minimize agent loss. Also provided are systems... Agent:

20110263977 - Catheter with associated extension lumen: An intra-luminal device for the extraction of occlusive or partially occlusive material is disclosed. Said device comprises a novel catheter extension which minimizes cavitation of extracted fluids and also allows the better navigation of tortuous lumens or vasculature.... Agent:

20110263979 - Medical diagnostic method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for determining the volume of a bodily structure including the steps of acquiring at least two ultrasound images, estimating the location of the perimeter of a structure of interest as viewed in cross section in each said ultrasound image, calculating the cross sectional area of such... Agent: Signostics Limited

20110263978 - Method for shear wave ultrasound vibrometry with interleaved push and detection pulses: A shear wave dispersion ultrasound vibrometry (“SDUV”) method for measuring a mechanical property of a subject is provided. Particularly, a set of ultrasonic vibration tone bursts is applied to a vibration origin in the subject so that harmonic vibratory motion is imparted to a tissue of interest. The set of... Agent:

20110263980 - Method and system for guiding clinicians in real time: A method of guiding a clinician using an image display device associated with an imaging system is disclosed herewith. The method comprises: obtaining patient information along with relevant clinical procedure through a user interface; and selecting a predefined workflow and at least one device setting parameter from an information library.... Agent: General Electric Company

20110263981 - Method for measuring image motion with synthetic speckle patterns: A method for measuring motion from biological imaging data including collecting non-carrier data images; patterning the non-carrier data images with synthetic carrier properties; and processing the patterned non-carrier data images with a carrier based motion tracking technique to generate images representing motion measurements. The method preferably converts images lacking a... Agent:

20110263982 - Ultrasonic sensor and electronic device: The ultrasonic sensor includes, on the same substrate, transmitter elements, receiver elements, a potential controller for receiver electrodes of the receiver elements, and a connection switching unit for the receiver electrodes and the potential controller. During the ultrasound transmission period of the transmitter elements, the connection switching unit connects the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110263983 - Ultrasound imaging system with remote control and metod of operation thereof: An ultrasound imaging probe includes a body portion having a rigid section defining at least part of a cavity; a first electromechanical actuator located in the body portion; a second electromechanical actuator located in the body portion; a flexible portion coupled to the body portion, the flexible portion comprising a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110263984 - Adaptive clutter filtering in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for performing clutter filtering in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasound data acquisition unit acquires ultrasound data from a target object for color Doppler imaging and a processing unit extracts a plurality of frequency components of the ultrasound data using an autoregressive model and computes... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20110263985 - Dual path color doppler imaging system and method for simultaneous invasive device visualization and vasculature imaging: An ultrasound imaging system (10) is disclosed for creating simultaneous needle and vascular blood flow color Doppler imaging. A B mode image of an anatomical area of interest is created. A first set of Doppler image data optimized for the visualization of vascular blood flow is created along one Doppler... Agent:

20110263986 - Miniature forward-looking ultrasound imaging mechanism enabled by local shape memory alloy actuator: The present invention relates to a new forward-looking ultrasound device including a local actuator embedded inside an elongate member such as a guide wire or catheter. The present invention includes an ultrasound transducer element configured to engage with the local actuator and rotate about an axis of rotation at least... Agent:

20110263987 - Respiration measurement by means of morphological operators: An implantable medical device that measures respiration parameters based on transthoracic impedance signals, and converts transthoracic impedance signals into a time series of digital values which is filtered with morphological operators to separate the signal into a respiratory component and a cardiac component. Metrics are generated based on the filtered... Agent:

20110263988 - Sensing rate of change of pressure in the left ventricle with an implanted device: An implantable device and method for monitoring S1 heart sounds with a remotely located accelerometer. The device includes a transducer that converts heart sounds into an electrical signal. A control circuit is coupled to the transducer. The control circuit is configured to receive the electrical signal, identify an S1 heart... Agent:

20110263991 - Method and apparatus for control of non-invasive parameter measurements: Improved methods and apparatus for non-invasively assessing one or more parameters associated with fluidic systems such as the circulatory system of a living organism, when such parameters are potentially affected by other concurrent events. In one exemplary embodiment, apparatus and methods for compensating for occlusive events (e.g., pressure cuff inflation)... Agent:

20110263989 - Methods and apparatus for determining a central aortic pressure waveform from a peripheral artery pressure waveform: A method is provided for determining a central aortic pressure (AP) wave-form for a subject. The method includes measuring a peripheral artery pressure (PAP) waveform from the subject, employing a distributed model to define a pressure-to-pressure transfer function relating PAP to AP and a pressure-to-flow transfer function relating PAP to... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

20110263990 - Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device: A measurement device for generating an arterial volume-indicative signal includes an exciter and a detector. The exciter is adapted to receive an oscillating signal and generate a pressure wave based at least in part on the oscillating signal on the artery at a measurement site on a patient. The pressure... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20110263992 - blood pressure measurement device, a front end, an inflatable body and a computer program product: The invention relates to a blood pressure measurement device (10) comprising a monitor (9) connectable to a front-end unit (2), which may be connectable to an inflatable body (1), for example a finger cuff. The frontend (2) may comprise necessary electrical wiring W and a gas conduit C necessary for... Agent:

20110263993 - Method and apparatus for calculating physiological training parameters: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining an exercise parameter during a physical performance or after it. In the method the pulse of the heart is measured by means of a sensor, the pulse value is determined on the basis of the measurement and the said... Agent: Suunto Oy

20110263994 - Method and apparatus for acquiring and analyzing data relating to a physiological condition of a subject: A method for locating and marking points on a waveform includes providing data corresponding to electrocardiogram and ballistocardiogram waveforms correlated in time, searching the data to locate points corresponding to cardiac events, a location of each of the points corresponding to cardiac events being defined by a rule set, identifying... Agent:

20110263995 - Comprehensive myocardial repolarization capture wave-format method: A method of displaying a cardiac cycle of a heart into a three set colorable waveform comprising a plurality electrocardiography data taken over a period of time, said cardiac cycle information comprising a P wave, a PR segment, a QRS complex, and a ST segment, the method comprising generating a... Agent:

20110263996 - Methods for estimating the risk for ventricular arrhythmias in a subject: The present invention relates to methods for predicting the risk for ventricular arrhythmias in a subject who has previously suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) or suffers from a primary cardiomyopathy, said method comprising measuring the myocardial mechanical dispersion in said subject and estimating the risk for ventricular arrhythmias based on... Agent: Oslo Universitetssykehus Hf

20110263997 - System and method for remotely diagnosing and managing treatment of restrictive and obstructive lung disease and cardiopulmonary disorders: An apparatus, system and method for non-contact monitoring of respiratory functions that is used to identify and treat restrictive and obstructive lung disease or cardiopulmonary disorders including asthma or congestive heart failure in a monitored subject from a remote location. Respiratory waveforms are generated based on non-contact monitoring of physiologic... Agent: Engineered Vigilance, LLC

20110263998 - System for detecting respiratory muscle activity of a patient receiving assisted breathing: The invention relates to a system for detecting respiratory muscle activity of a patient (1) receiving assisted breathing, which is connected to an assistance device (2) by a pneumatic circuit (3). Said system is characterised in that it comprises: a means (4, 5) for acquiring air pressure and flow signals... Agent: Assistance Publique-hopitaux De Paris

20110263999 - Method and apparatus for detection of nervous system disorders: Systems and methods for detecting and/or treating nervous system disorders, such as seizures. Certain embodiments of the invention relate generally to implantable medical devices (IMDs) adapted to detect and treat nervous system disorders in patients with an IMD. Certain embodiments of the invention include detection of seizures based upon comparisons... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264000 - System and method for determining tissue type and mapping tissue morphology: A method and system for determining tissue type is provided. The system comprises an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to acquire a value of an electrical parameter between a first electrode electrically coupled with tissue and a second electrode. The ECU is further configured to identify a tissue type from... Agent:

20110264001 - Zero heat flux sensor and method of use: When measuring core body temperature in a patient, a curved sensor (10) is provide that has a predefined radius of curvature to fit comfortably and closely to a patient's forehead. The sensor (10) has at least one releasable securing strip (e.g., Velcro™) that couples the sensor (10) to a headband... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110264002 - Electrical stimulation device for locating an electrical stimulation point and method: The invention relates to an electrical stimulation device (10) and to a method of locating an electrical stimulation point (132s, 138s) of a human or animal. The electrical stimulation device comprises:—a matrix of electrodes (120 . . . 140) distributed on an electrode pad (20) being configured to be applied... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110264003 - Epicutaneous patch test chamber: A test chamber for epicutaneous patch test units is provided. The test chamber is formed of a multilayer material including at least one absorbent layer and at least one barrier layer. The test chamber is adapted to contain a liquid or petrolatum-based allergen. The absorbent layer absorbs the liquid or... Agent: Smarthealth, Inc.

20110264005 - Bronchoscopy oxygenation system: A bronchoscopy oxygenation system may be used to permit the introduction of oxygen (or other gaseous substance) through a bronchoscopy device while also permitting various interventional procedures, for example, but not, limited to biopsy, lavage, and/or suction.... Agent: Kenneth Willeford

20110264004 - Bronchoscopy system: A bronchoscopy oxygenation system may be used to permit the introduction of oxygen (or other gaseous substance) through a bronchoscopy device while also permitting various procedures, for example, biopsy, lavage, and/or suction.... Agent:

20110264006 - Detecting empty medical pump reservoir: A medical device system comprises a reservoir configured to store a therapeutic fluid and a medical pump configured to deliver the therapeutic fluid from the reservoir to a patient. The system also comprises a sensor that can detect a characteristic associated with the pump and a processor to determine if... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110264007 - Patient support interface pressure monitoring system: An interface pressure monitoring system includes an underlayment interposed between a patient support surface and a patient supported thereon and a processor. The underlayment includes pressure sensors such as, for example, an array of piezoelectric pressure sensors. The processor acquires pressure data from the underlayment, analyzes the data and stores... Agent:

20110264008 - Apparatus for identifying falls and activities of daily living: The present invention provides and apparatus for distinguishing falls from activities of daily living (ADLs). First, the human movements and muscle activities would be obtained by an electromyography measuring unit and/or an inertia measuring unit to record ADLs, and falls would be distinguished from ADLs to trigger the protecting devices... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20110264009 - Orthopaedic safety system: An orthopaedic device for generating one or more strain signals representative of the strain in a bone in response to a force applied to the bone. The device includes an encircling member (11) for encircling the bone of a subject and a sensor member (13) connected thereto, the sensor member... Agent: Silesco Pty Ltd.

20110264010 - Systems, devices, and methods for interpreting movement: According to some exemplary embodiments, a method or system can involve associating a plurality of biokinetographic comparison results with a first specific dysfunction from a group of specific dysfunctions, each of the biokinetographic comparison results obtained from a comparison of a biokinetographic value to a standard for a corresponding biokinetographic... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

  
10/20/2011 > 104 patent applications in 71 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110257458 - Method of using tumor cell debris to reduce brain tumor recurrence or growth: The present invention describes compositions comprising tumor cell debris, tumor lysate or tumor antigens and methods of using tumor cell debris, tumor lysate or tumor antigens for stimulating a specific immune response. The compositions may further comprise at least one TLR ligand. The stimulation of the specific immune response may... Agent: Cedars-sinai Medical Center

20110257457 - Radiation treatment systems: Disclosed are radiation treatment systems with enhanced control architectures that enable more complex treatment plans to be implemented, and radiation treatment systems with enhanced resistance to the effect of neutrons. An exemplary control architectures comprises: a digital packet network; a supervisor electrically coupled to the digital packet network and having... Agent:

20110257459 - Brachytherapy applicator: Described here are brachytherapy applicators that comprise a modular support matrix. The modular support matrix may define the arrangement of radiation source lumens within the brachytherapy applicator. The modular support matrix can be adjusted to position the radiation sources to obtain a certain dose and dose profile. A series of... Agent:

20110257460 - Capturing and delivering molecules in a mammal: This document relates to molecularly imprinted polymers for use in mammals. For example, methods and materials for capturing a molecule in the body of a mammal using a molecularly imprinted polymer are provided. In some cases methods for delivering a molecule using a molecularly imprinted polymer into the body of... Agent:

20110257462 - Active or passive assistance in the circulatory system: Apparatus and methods for assisting flow of a fluid in a conduit. In some embodiments, a viscous impeller rotating within a protective cage provides a boost and total pressure to blood within the circulatory system of an animal.... Agent: Indiana University And Technology Corporation

20110257463 - Pulsatile and non-invasive device for circulatory and haemodynamic assistance: the device being characterized in that said pulsation means are adapted to create pulsations between said inner and outer layers by means of a fluid referred to as a “pulsation” fluid, each of said pulsations propagating progressively in the venous return direction along said portion of said subject's body when... Agent:

20110257461 - Ventricular function assisting device and a method and apparatus for implanting it: The present invention provides a ventricular function assisting device configured to be implanted in a heart ventricle designed in a form of flower-like configuration comprising two or more petals attached at a base section, said petals comprise elastic elements and/or portions capable of being elastically bent in radial directions and... Agent: Corassist Cardiovascular Ltd.

20110257464 - Electronic speech treatment device providing altered auditory feedback and biofeedback: A device and method for improving speech. One embodiment comprises an apparatus and method for treating stuttering by providing biofeedback to monitor aspects of the user's voice and also providing altered audio feedback (AAF) to induce fluent speech. Biofeedback features include monitoring phonated intervals. AAF features include delayed auditory feedback... Agent:

20110257468 - Inducing tactile stimulation of musical tonal frequencies: Transducers and resonators are embedded in body support structures in contact with a user to for the purpose of conveying musical sound energy to a user's body at selected frequencies and in selected patterns. Body support structures comprise beds, pillows, chairs, and other structures typically used to support people. The... Agent: So Sound Solutions, LLC

20110257465 - Stress relief harmonizing device and method: The present disclosure provides a device and method for reducing stress, inducing relaxation and well-being, and increasing the ability to concentrate, by projecting a series of non-audible impulses into a selected part of a users body. The series of non-audible impulses having an ascending component and descending component where the... Agent:

20110257466 - System and method for increasing the of relaxation of a person: The present invention relates to a system (100) for increasing a degree of relaxation of a person (10) using biofeedback. The system (100) comprises a first physiological parameter determining unit (20) for determining a first physiological parameter of the person (10), a reference parameter providing unit (60) for providing a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257467 - System and method for providing light therapy to a subject: A sleep mask is configured to provide light therapy to a subject. The sleep mask provides a comfortable delivery mechanism for the light therapy, and may deliver the light therapy to the subject while the subject is asleep, in the process of going to sleep, and/or waking from sleep. In... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257469 - Hushband(™): device to mask ambient sounds for sleeping: This invention is a wearable device that masks and/or cancels annoying ambient sounds to help a person sleep. It includes a soft and stretchable member, such as a headband or hat, that contains one or more sound-conducting tubes. Sound that is emitted from the one or more tubes helps to... Agent:

20110257470 - Infra-obturator tension transfer device: Disclosed is a tension delivery device for preventing urinary incontinence, which includes: Retzius space-insertion portions which are respectively to be inserted into the Retzius spaces positioned on the left side and right side of the urethra and move in response to the pressure or the Retzius spaces; and a urethral... Agent:

20110257471 - Male urethral prosthesis with tensioning member: The present invention provides a urethral prosthesis including a first and a second arm that join to form a junction, and a stem that is also joined to the junction. The junction is adapted to exert sufficient pressure on a portion of a patient's urethra to prevent unintentional voiding of... Agent:

20110257472 - Method and apparatus for cystocele repair: A method for cystocele repair comprising the steps of: establishing four pathways in tissue around a bladder of a patient, introducing a strap into each of said pathways, and positioning beneath said bladder of said patient a support member having each said strap connected thereto such that said bladder of... Agent:

20110257473 - Adult toy enhancing female clitoral stimulation: An adult toy device having a clip-on portion and a wing portion. The clip-on portion includes a ring positionable so as to surround and extrude a female clitoris. The wing portion is attached to the clip-on portion and includes a pair of lips positionable adjacent to labia walls, a gap... Agent:

20110257474 - Applicator glove: A glove used for the application of colognes, perfumes and flavors to the exterior or interior of the human body. The glove has a flexible sleeve including one or more finger sections, a thumb section, and protuberances attached on at least one of the finger sections or the thumb section.... Agent:

20110257475 - System for positioning on a patient an observation and/or intervention device: The present invention relates to a system for positioning with respect to a patient's body an observation and/or intervention device having a portion penetrating into the patient's body comprising a base laid on the patient's body; a means for supporting the device formed of a first portion movably assembled on... Agent: Perception Raisonnement Action En Me Decine

20110257479 - Controllable endoscopic sheath apparatus and related method of use: A controllable sheath for optimizing the control of surgical instruments at the operation site includes a flexible sheath surrounding an endoscope and including a lumen extending along the walls of the sheath and adjacent to the endoscope. The lumen permits the passage of surgical instruments from the proximal end of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed,inc.

20110257477 - Endoscopic mucosal resection (emr) over-sheath and methods: The present invention provides methods and devices for facilitating endoscopic tissue resection procedures. The devices of the invention include a flexible over-sheath having one or more lumens/channels and/or a rigid or semi-rigid end cap element for coupling to an endoscopic device.... Agent: Beacon Endoscopic Corporation

20110257476 - Endoscopic tube delivery system: An apparatus is disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises an endoscope comprising a first distal end portion, and a tube comprising a second distal end portion, wherein the endoscope and the tube are in a side-by-side relationship and are coupled at distal end portions of the endoscope and the... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110257478 - Method and apparatus for performing retro peritoneal dissection: The foregoing application describes a system and method of performing a minimally invasive surgical operation. More specifically, the invention involves the use of disposable cannula and slender dilators of variable lengths, which incorporate a source of illumination to carry light to a surgical site and video capabilities for capturing and... Agent: Spinewindow LLC

20110257480 - Multijoint manipulator and endoscope system having the same: A multijoint manipulator apparatus includes a tubular-member, linear-motion-transmission-members, a drive-unit, a position-detector, a tension-detector, an operation-unit, and a movement-degree-calculation-unit. The linear-members are inserted in the tubular-member, one end and the other end of each of the linear-members being fixed to the vicinity of a joint of the tubular-member and the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110257481 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an insertion section configured to be extended in a front-and-back direction, configured to be inserted into a body cavity, and including an observation optical system for imaging the inside of the body cavity, an endoscope main body configured to be provided on a rear end side of... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110257482 - Laser beam collimation apparatus: The present invention provides an endoscopic laser instrument for positioning the endoscopic instrument in relation to a reference point to measure the proper angular position of an associated medical device associated with a surgical site.... Agent:

20110257483 - Light source device and endoscope apparatus using the same: A light source device includes: a light emission part in which a plurality of illuminants are arranged on a support body; a light guide member in which light emitted from the light emission part is introduced into an incidence surface at one end of the light guide member; and a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110257484 - Light source device and endoscope apparatus using the same: A light source device includes: a light emission part in which a plurality of illuminants are arranged on a support body; a light guide member in which light emitted from the light emission part is introduced into an incidence surface at one end of the light guide member; and a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110257485 - Swing prism endoscope: A swing prism endoscope with adjustable viewing direction includes a shaft with a proximal end and a distal end and a window of a transparent material that seals an opening on the distal end of the shaft so that it is fluid-tight. In addition the swing prism endoscope includes a... Agent:

20110257486 - Optical catheter with rotary optical cap: A scanning optical head for a catheter is locally controlled by a motor at an insertion end of the catheter uses a hollow motor through which a longitudinal optical path of the catheter passes. This permits the motor to be positioned between a control base of the catheter and avoids... Agent:

20110257487 - Lateral and anterior lateral retractor system: A novel surgical lateral retraction system is provided, including a delivery device and retractor blades. The delivery device includes a shaft having distal and proximal portions and a plurality of engaging features extending along the distal portion of the shaft. The engaging features are sized and configured to slidingly engage... Agent:

20110257488 - Surgical lighting system: A surgical lighting system includes: a lighting portion 10 having a light emitting diode 15; and a fixing needle 11 configured to fix the lighting portion 10 to a living organism to be operated on. After the lighting portion 10 is placed so that light of the lighting portion 10... Agent: Limited Liability Company Japan Medical Creative

20110257489 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257490 - Method of evaluating constipation using an ingestible capsule: A method for diagnosing constipation comprising the steps of providing an ingestible capsule (20) having a given density and a pH sensor (22) and a temperature sensor (24), having a subject ingest the capsule, recording pH measurements from the pH sensor as a function of time as the capsule moves... Agent: The Smart Pill Corporation

20110257491 - In-body device having deployable antenna: Deployable antennas for in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, are provided. Aspects of the in-body deployable antennas of the invention include antennas configured to go from a first configuration to a second configuration following placement in a living body, e.g., via ingestion or implantation. Embodiments of the in-body... Agent:

20110257492 - Method for determining the state of a skin disorder using near infrared (nir) spectroscopy: The invention relates to a non-invasive method for determining the state of a skin disorder using Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as well as a system and an apparatus therefor.... Agent:

20110257493 - Body fluid sampling device: Body fluid sampling device comprising a sampling element having a fluid pathway (11) for receiving body fluid, at least a portion of the fluid pathway is open to the environment and further comprising a fluid receiving means (40) being spaced from the fluid pathway so that fluid in the pathway... Agent:

20110257494 - Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems: Wearable or implantable devices combining microfluidic control of sample and reagent flow and micro-cavity surface plasmon resonance sensors functionalized with surface treatments or coatings capable of specifically binding to target analytes, ligands, or molecules in a bodily fluid are provided. The devices can be used to determine the presence and... Agent:

20110257495 - Analyte monitoring device and methods: Method and system for determining real time analyte concentration including an analyte sensor having a portion in fluid contact with an interstitial fluid under a skin layer, an on-body electronics including a housing coupled to the analyte sensor and configured for positioning on the skin layer, the on-body electronics housing... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110257496 - Measurement device, insulin infusion device, measurement method, method for controlling insulin infusion device, and program: Provided are a measurement device by which the blood-sugar level or the like associated with the living activity of a diabetic patient can be measured easily and precisely and the measured valued associated with the living activity can be clinically applied easily, and an insulin infusion device, a measurement method,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110257498 - Blood test apparatus and blood test method: A blood test apparatus has a housing with an opening, and a plunger that moves back and forth inside the housing, the plunger having a projecting member. A fixing member fixes the plunger, which is provided in the housing. A blood sampling cartridge, in which a blood sensor, a puncturer,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110257497 - Flux enhancement in continuous glucose monitoring: One aspect of the invention is a method of in vivo monitoring of an individual's interstitial fluid glucose concentration comprising inserting a plurality of tissue piercing elements through a stratum corneum layer of an area of the individual's skin. The tissue piercing elements each comprise a distal end in fluid... Agent:

20110257499 - Dual-deflecting electrophysiology catheter: An electrophysiology catheter includes a tubular body having a proximal region, a neck region, and a distal region predisposed into a loop and including electrodes. A first deflection wire extends through at least a portion of the proximal region of the catheter body and includes a first flattened section, while... Agent:

20110257500 - Temporary implantable medical electrical leads: A temporary implantable medical electrical lead includes a conductor extending along a proximal, extracorporeal length and a distal, subcutaneous length of the lead. Electrically isolated first and second wire filars of the conductor are wound to form an elongate lumen of the lead. First and second electrodes are mounted directly... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257501 - Bio-hybrid implant for connecting a neural interface with a host nervous system: A bio-hybrid implant suitable for recording and/or stimulating cells, the implant comprising (a) at least one closed insulated chamber (1) containing a substrate (502) with a neural interface (13) for connecting neurons to an electronic circuit, (b) at least one flexible guiding channel (10) having a first interface (11) to... Agent: Imec

20110257502 - Electroencephalogram (eeg) cluster electrodes: Embodiments described herein include devices and systems comprising sensor electrodes. Each sensor electrode comprises contacts positioned adjacent one another to form a pattern. Signal outputs are coupled to the contacts. A signal output is connected to each contact. One or more processors are coupled to the signal outputs. The processor... Agent:

20110257503 - Neurological screening connector: A medical lead screening connector includes a housing, a plurality of electrical contacts disposed within the housing, where each lead receptor channel includes at least two lead receptor contacts, and a cover hingedly attached to the housing. The cover includes a protrusion that is arranged and configured to register with... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257504 - Biologically integrated electrode devices: Bioelectrodes having enhanced biocompatible and biomimetic features are provided. Methods of making and using the bioelectrodes are further provided. A biologically integrated bioelectrode device and method for detecting electronic signals using a bioelectrode comprising a first electrically conductive substrate and a biological component. The bioelectrode also comprises a conductive polymer... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20110257505 - Atheromatic?: imaging based symptomatic classification and cardiovascular stroke index estimation: Characterization of carotid atherosclerosis and classification of plaque into symptomatic or asymptomatic along with the risk score estimation are key steps necessary for allowing the vascular surgeons to decide if the patient has to definitely undergo risky treatment procedures that are needed to unblock the stenosis. This application describes a... Agent:

20110257507 - Morphometry of the human knee joint and prediction for osteoarthritis: data comparison means for comparing said image data-set with one or more comparative data-sets to thereby obtain value(s) for one or more output modes which characterise the variation of the image data-set from the comparative data-set(s), to thereby provide an indication of the presence and/or severity of osteoarthritis in the... Agent:

20110257506 - Non-invasive method and system for detecting and evaluating neural electrophysiological activity: The disclosure pertains to a non-invasive method and system for detecting and evaluating neural electrophysiological sources by exploring a multiplicity of points belonging to a zone of interest. The non-invasive techniques pose problems as to the instability of the estimation in relation to the position of the measurement points and... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique(cnrs)

20110257509 - Coordination of functional mri scanning and electrical stimulation therapy: Changes in electrical stimulation therapy delivered via a medical device are coordinated with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. In one example, a medical device delivers electrical stimulation therapy to a patient in an MRI unit, where the medical device is configured to cycle electrical stimulation therapy between a plurality... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110257508 - Device for supporting, scanning, tomographically displaying a patient and carrying out an intervention and method for determining the spatial relation between optical recordings and tomographic displays: A device is disclosed for supporting, scanning, tomographically displaying a patient and carrying out an intervention. In at least one embodiment, for the device includes a computer system to: calculate the spatial position of at least one intervention channel in spatial relation to the patient couch and/or to the patient... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20110257511 - General inductive handpiece for active devices: A handpiece (32) defines a bore (62) in which a proximal end (56) of a catheter or other interventional instrument (30) is received. An insulating support (70) supports an interventional instrument which carries an interventional instrument winding (54) in, but spaced from, the internal bore (62). A handpiece winding (64)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257512 - Susceptibility-based local flow detection to control mr-guided ablation using balloon devices: An interventional instrument (24) for use in performing an interventional procedure includes: a balloon (30) disposed proximate to a tip of the interventional instrument that inflates and anchors in a lumen of a fluid conduit during the interventional procedure; and one or more susceptibility markers (34) disposed proximate to the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257510 - System, method and apparatus for cardiac intervention with mr stroke detection and treatment: A system for the early detection and treatment of catheter-induced ischemic strokes includes a magnetic resonance system (20) and a processor (36). The magnetic resonance system includes a sequence controller for performing each of a plurality of imaging sequences and a sequence memory (32) which stores at least a magnetic... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257513 - Immobilization apparatus for medical imaging: An apparatus for immobilizing an anatomical feature during a magnetic resonance imaging process of the anatomical feature is disclosed. The apparatus has a housing, which defines a central opening to accommodate the anatomical feature. The apparatus further includes a coil member fixedly mounted in the housing. The coil member processes... Agent: Micromri, Inc.

20110257514 - Image processing method for estimating a brain shift in a patient: The disclosure relates to an image processing method for estimating a brain shift in a patient, the method involving: the processing of a three-dimensional image of the brain of a patient, acquired before a surgical operation, in order to obtain a reference cerebral arterial tree structure of the patient; the... Agent: Universite Joseph Fourier-grenoble 1

20110257516 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to separate depiction of a tracked item from surrounding anatomy of a patient, using a transmit array system: In a method for detecting rotational orientation and position tracking of an inductively coupled RF (ICRF) coil using a transmit array system, a conventional body birdcage coil is used, but the quadrature hybrid is eliminated to use the two excitation-channels separately. The transmit array system provides RF excitations such that... Agent:

20110257515 - Magnetic resonance rf coil assembly for imaging of the cervical region: A radio-frequency (RF) coil for obtaining magnetic resonance data for imaging the cervical region of a patient has a loop coil contained in a housing of an applicator assembly that is adapted for placement against the cervix of the patient, and a loopless antenna contained in a tandem applicator of... Agent:

20110257517 - Patient-specific seizure onset detection system: The present invention provides methods and systems for patient-specific seizure onset detection. In one embodiment, at least one EEG waveform of the patient is recorded, and at least one epoch (sample) of the waveform is extracted. The waveform sample is decomposed into one or more subband signals via a wavelet... Agent:

20110257518 - Computer-aided osteoplasty surgery system: A method for performing computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery includes the steps of: (1) producing and displaying three-dimensional geometrical models of first and second bones, the first and second bones forming a joint; (2) identifying a zone of impingement between the first bone and the second bone on at least one of... Agent: A2 Surgical

20110257519 - Estimating and correcting for contrast agent extravasation in tissue perfusion imaging: The invention provides a method, an image analysis software product, and a system for medical imaging analysis for estimating contrast agent extravasation in contrast agent based perfusion imaging such as MRI dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) imaging, and in particular correction, compensation, or visualization of extravascular leakage of contrast agent in... Agent: Oslo Universitetssykehus Hf

20110257520 - Leak detecting apparatus: A leak detecting apparatus is provided which can detect leak of a liquid injected through an injection needle into a blood vessel of a human body near its surface with high accuracy. The apparatus emits a light ray in a predetermined wavelength band containing a particular wavelength at which the... Agent: Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.

20110257522 - Injection of fluid: A system for monitoring the intended injection of a fluid into a fluid conduit in the body, wherein the fluid to be injected may include a first fluid, the system: introducing a pulse into the fluid to be injected and monitoring the flow characteristics of fluid in the fluid conduit... Agent: Neorad As

20110257521 - Insertion detector for medical probe: An insertion detector for monitoring a position of a medical probe relative to a body cavity of a patient, the probe incorporates a proximity sensor that is responsive to a predetermined property of the patient's body. The proximity sensor may include a light emitter and a light detector. When the... Agent:

20110257526 - Catheter and method of manufacturing same: A catheter basically has a catheter shaft in which a catheter tip of which is provided with a joint made of a material which is more flexible than the material of the catheter shaft. The joint is disposed between the distal end of the catheter shaft and the distal end... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20110257524 - External autonomic modulation: In some embodiments, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some embodiments, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some embodiments, bioactive agents or devices activated by the energy sources are... Agent:

20110257523 - Focused ultrasonic renal denervation: Acoustic energy is delivered to innervated vascular that contributes to renal sympathetic nerve activity, such as innervated tissue of the renal artery and abdominal aorta. Focused acoustic energy is delivered via an intravascular device of sufficient power to ablate innervated renal or aortal tissue. Focused acoustic energy may be delivered... Agent:

20110257525 - Sensor guided catheter navigation system: A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a position sensor. The method may also comprise capturing a plurality of 4D surface registration points in... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20110257527 - Ultrasound carotid media wall classification and imt measurement in curved vessels using recursive refinement and validation: A computer-implemented system and method for intima-media thickness (IMT) measurements using a validation embedded segmentation method. Various embodiments include receiving biomedical imaging data and patient demographic data corresponding to a current scan of a patient; checking the biomedical imaging data in real-time to determine if an artery of the patient... Agent:

20110257530 - Biological information acquisition apparatus: When a subject is pressed by a plate and an acoustic wave is received by a probe via the plate, the acoustic wave is refracted because of the difference between a sound velocity in the subject and a sound velocity in the plate. When the refraction is not considered, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110257528 - Diagnostic sonographic system for echographic exploration of human organs and method of simulating surgery using same: A diagnostic sonographic system for echographic exploration of human organs includes a transducer assembly comprising a first transducer module including a first sound wave generation and transmission member and a first echo receiver, a second transducer module including a second sound wave generation and transmission member and a second echo... Agent:

20110257529 - Ultrasonic apparatus for measuring a labor progress parameter: An apparatus (10) for measuring one or more labor progress parameters (25) as the dilation of the endocervical canal (8), the rotation and the position of the head (4) of the foetus (3) during the descent, the duration and the intensity of the uterine contractions, other morphological and physiological parameters,... Agent: Cnr- Consiglio Nazionale Della Ricerche

20110257531 - Method of measuring the thickness of a biological tissue by ultrasounds and device for carrying out such method: A method of measuring the thickness of a biological tissue by ultrasounds and a device carrying out such method. The method is implemented with an ultrasound probe that emits ultrasonic pulses within a body under examination and receives echoes generated from structures of the body under examination. The probe includes... Agent: Esaote S.p.a.

20110257532 - Ultrasonic probe and method of preparing ultrasonic probe: Provided is an ultrasonic probe possessing signal lines for which generation of the acoustic crosstalk between piezoelectric elements to each other constituting a piezoelectric element array, and also provided is a method of preparing the ultrasonic probe. Disclosed is an ultrasonic probe comprising a first piezoelectric element array in which... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.

20110257533 - Biological information measurement device, illumination method in a biological information measurement device, and biological information measurement method: A biological information measurement device that measures biological information of a user includes: a device main body; a fitting-removal section which is provided in the device main body, and to/from which a sensor that measures the biological information is fitted/removed; a light source section that is provided within the device... Agent: Arkray, Inc.

20110257534 - Photoelectric sphygmograph measurement device: A photoelectric sphygmograph measurement device includes a light emitting part emitting light pulses, a light receiving part having a light receiving element that receives the light pulses and producing a corresponding output signal, and a control part driving the light emitting part to emit the light pulses and performing a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110257536 - method for detecting heartbeat and/or respiration: A method for detecting heartbeat and/or respiration is provided. The method provided includes receiving a wave signal, and analyzing the received wave signal using a heartbeat and/or respiratory model, thereby providing a result signal indicating whether the received wave signal represents heartbeat and/or respiration.... Agent:

20110257535 - System and a method for cardiac monitoring: A system for monitoring a heart of a patient, the system includes: (i) a physiological data input interface, operative for receiving signals indicative of cardiac activity of the patient; (ii) a processor configured to process the signals to provide monitoring results; and (iii) an output interface operative to provide the... Agent: Cardguard

20110257537 - Blood pressure monitoring system providing enhanced vascular aneurysm detection features and related methods: A blood pressure monitoring system may include a plurality of a blood pressure measuring devices each configured to measure blood pressure of a respective extremity of a patient, and a blood pressure monitoring device. The blood pressure monitoring device may include at least one interface device configured to interface with... Agent:

20110257538 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measurement method: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a cuff to be attached to a blood pressure measurement site, a pump and a valve for adjusting pressure to be applied on the cuff, a pressure sensor for detecting pressure in the cuff, a central processing unit (CPU) for calculating a blood pressure value from... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110257539 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measurement method: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a cuff to be attached to a blood pressure measurement site, a pump and a valve for adjusting a pressure to apply to the cuff, a pressure sensor for detecting a pressure of the cuff, a central processing unit (CPU) for calculating a blood pressure value... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110257540 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measuring method: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a central processing unit (CPU) that calculates a blood pressure calculation parameter by executing a predetermined calculation using a constant set in advance with respect to a change in a pressure pulse wave amplitude indicating a volume change of an artery at the time of blood... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110257541 - Blood pressure measuring device: A blood pressure measuring device disclosed in the present invention comprises a base, a reel-type cuff and at least one stopper. The reel-type cuff is elastically and recoverably reeled in the base with one end, and is freely extended out from the base with the other end. The stopper, after... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.

20110257542 - System method and device for performing heat stress tests: A system, method and device for testing for heat stress of a person is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes determining a first heart rate of the person at the end of a first time period during which a heart rate of the person maintained at least a first... Agent:

20110257543 - Arm-fastening device for sphygmomanometer, pulse sensor, sphygmomanometer apparatus comprising the device and sensor, and method for manufacturing pulse sensor: The present invention relates to an arm-fastening device for a pulse diagnosis, a pulse sensor, a pulse diagnosis apparatus comprising the device and sensor, and a method for manufacturing the pulse sensor. Embodiments of the present invention permit the pulse of a person to be examined to be correctly measured... Agent: Korea Institute Of Oriental Medicine

20110257544 - Apparatus for detecting body condition: An apparatus for detecting body condition has a communication unit capable of being worn by the body to be detected. The communication unit includes at least one sensor for detecting a signal indicative of the body condition. The apparatus has also a pickup coil of a component of a mobile... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20110257545 - Imaging based symptomatic classification and cardiovascular stroke risk score estimation: Characterization of carotid atherosclerosis and classification of plaque into symptomatic or asymptomatic along with the risk score estimation are key steps necessary for allowing the vascular surgeons to decide if the patient has to definitely undergo risky treatment procedures that are needed to unblock the stenosis. This application describes a... Agent:

20110257546 - Biometric sensor and heart function monitoring apparatus: A heartbeat monitoring circuit shares one electrode with another device, such as a biometric sensor, and a second electrode that may be a dedicated element or form a part of the case of the apparatus in which the circuit is housed. When operated as an electrode for the heartbeat monitoring... Agent: Upek, Inc.

20110257547 - Method and apparatus for controlling cardiac resynchronization therapy using cardiac impedance: This document discusses, among other things, systems, devices, and methods for measuring cardiac impedances and producing one or more resynchronization index parameters each indicative of a cardiac synchrony or asynchrony using the measured cardiac impedances. In one example, the one or more resynchronization index parameters are used to adjust one... Agent:

20110257548 - Method and system for processing heart sound signals: The invention provides a method of processing at least one heart sound signal, and the method comprises the step of: receiving (11) the at least one heart sound signal, segmenting (12) the heart sound signal into a plurality of segments, identifying (13) attribute information for each segment, annotating (14) each... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110257549 - Apparatus for assessing the stress on the circulation of a person during assisted breathing by means of a respirator: The invention relates to an apparatus with sensing means suitable for sensing the inspiratory phase and the expiratory phase of each respiratory cycle of a respirated person from in each case at least one minimum and maximum amplitude of a circulation value within a single respiratory cycle, and with a... Agent:

20110257550 - Method and apparatus for continuous monitoring of exhaled carbon dioxide: The present invention provides for a unique modification of the intravenous catheter, attached to the terminal line of the mass spectrometer and the use of a disposable nasal oxygen cannula provide an effective and efficient port to monitor end tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) in unintubated, conscious, spontaneously breathing patients who... Agent:

20110257551 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257552 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257553 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257554 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257555 - Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate: The invention provides a system for measuring respiratory rate (RR) from a patient. The system includes an impedance pneumography (IP) sensor, connected to at least two electrodes, and a processing system that receives and processes signals from the electrodes to measure an IP signal. A motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer)... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20110257556 - Systems and methods for quantitatively characterizing slow wave activities and states in sleep: A method for quantitative sleep characterization includes acquiring a surface electroencephologram (surf-EEG) signal from an individual by a probe, decomposing the surf-EEG signal into a plurality of intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) by a computer processor in communication with the probe, wherein the plurality of IMFs comprises a first group of... Agent:

20110257557 - Tissue extraction and collection device: Methods and device for extracting and collecting tissue, which can be used for example in tissue engineering and grafting applications, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device can include an outer tube. A rotatable shaft can be disposed within the outer tube can have a tissue harvesting tip formed on... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.

20110257558 - Tissue extraction and maceration device: Devices and methods are provided for extracting and macerating tissue, and optionally for depositing the tissue onto a tissue scaffold. The device generally includes an outer tube having a substantially open distal end that is adapted to be placed on and preferably to form a seal with a tissue surface,... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.

20110257559 - System for withdrawing small amounts of body fluid: A system is provided for withdrawing small amounts of body fluid from an animal or human. The system includes a holder and a disposable lancing unit attached to the holder. The lancing unit also includes an open capillary channel for transporting the body fluid and piercing the skin.... Agent:

20110257560 - Sound distortion feedback: A system is described for facilitating correct performance of CPR by providing feedback to a person performing chest compressions during basic life support or CPR training. The device is adapted to give audio signals to the user indicative of chest compressions being within a desired range or being outside of... Agent:

  
10/13/2011 > 73 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110251450 - Method and device for attachment of an inflow conduit to the heart and to a pump: Apparatus connects a pump to a chamber of a heart. A cuff attaches to the heart, the cuff having a flange portion for attaching to a surface of the heart and a sleeve portion extending from the flange portion. An inflow conduit has a first end for inserting into the... Agent:

20110251451 - Method and apparatus for creating a pathway in an animal: A method and apparatus for safer and more effective deep trans-cervical intra-uterine artificial insemination (AI) is provided. Such a deep AI catheter causes minimal discomfort and risk of trauma, and does not require the services of a highly trained AI professional. First, a catheter is inserted into the cervical tract... Agent: Pathway Technologies, LLC

20110251453 - Implantable coupling device: The present invention provides a system for attaching a fluid access port to a patient. The system generally comprises an implantable access port and method for attaching an access port to a patient. In addition, a tube guard, tube shroud, tissue guard, porous coupling member and a prefabricated mesh member... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110251452 - Stoma stabilitating device and method: A method and device may be used to avoid surgically re-opening a stoma or the like in an animal, including human beings. The stoma stabilitating device comprises an anchoring portion, preferably flat, that includes an opening configured to surround a stoma. The anchoring portion preferably includes an inner tension ring... Agent: Davinci Biomedical Research Products Inc.

20110251454 - Colonoscopy tracking and evaluation system: A system for tracking and evaluating a colonoscopy procedure performed using an endoscope includes a tracking subsystem, a processing subsystem and a display subsystem. The tracking subsystem provides information representative of the location of the endoscope within a patient's colon during the procedure. The processing subsystem generates visualization metrics from... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110251455 - Nested cannula configuration for use with endoscope: A method for accessing a target location (61) relative to an anatomical region (41) involves a navigation of a distal end (11) of an endoscope (10) to a cannula insertion location (60) that defines a position and an orientation of the distal end (11) of the endoscope (10) relative to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110251457 - Endoscopic device and system: An endoscopic system may include a catheter or tubing and at least one optical sensor disposed along the catheter or tubing and configured to capture image information from a body lumen when disposed within the body lumen and activated. The system may further include an untethered module operatively arranged with... Agent:

20110251456 - Method and apparatus for viewing a body cavity: A method and apparatus to generate a planar representation of a longitudinally extending 360 degree continuous view within a body cavity of a patient is disclosed comprising advancing a portion of an imaging device into the body cavity of the patient, the imaging device having an image capture mechanism disposed... Agent:

20110251458 - Assemblies for use with endoscopes and applications thereof: A side-mountable overtube for use with an endoscope including a sleeve formed with a slit, extending entirely along its length, and with a balloon inflation/deflation lumen communicating with a balloon opening at a balloon opening location intermediate along its length, and a selectably inflatable/deflatable balloon mounted onto the sleeve in... Agent:

20110251459 - Endoscopic vacuum controller: An endoscopic vacuum controller may include a housing having a vacuum inlet, a vacuum outlet configured to be coupled to a vacuum source, and a vacuum passage fluidly coupling the vacuum inlet to the vacuum outlet. The vacuum controller may also include an actuator supported by the housing and configured... Agent: C.r. Bard ,inc.

20110251460 - Endoscope disposable sheath: A disposable protecting cover for an endoscope, the endoscope comprising a endoscope and a disposable valve disk, and the disposable protecting cover comprising a disposable sheath, a clamping tube, a disposable suction tube, a three-way sealing cap, a water air tube, and a protecting cover comprising a hand entrance and... Agent:

20110251461 - Progressive surgical distraction device for atraumatic access: Progressive Surgical Distraction Device (PSDD) intended for enabling gradual atraumatic access to cavities and zones inside the human body and for allowing controlled extraction of the liquids contained therein, particularly open foetal surgery and neurosurgery. It is composed of a set of cylindrical and semi-cylindrical parts of increasing diameters and... Agent: Universidad De Sevilla

20110251462 - Piston seal for single incision surgery: A surgical portal apparatus for use during a minimally invasive procedure includes a housing and a portal member extending distally from the housing. The housing and portal member combination defines a longitudinal axis. The portal member is sized to be positioned within tissue and has an opening at the distal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251463 - Bariatric foam port: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity is adapted to tissues having different thicknesses. The surgical apparatus is configured to have different lengths. In one embodiment, the surgical includes a seal anchor member having two ends, one of which can be configured to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251464 - Surgical access method and assembly including sleeve and port: A surgical access assembly includes a sleeve and a port. The sleeve is adapted for insertion within tissue to access an underlying tissue site. The sleeve defines a first passage therethrough. The first passage has a first diameter. The port defines one or more second passages extending therethrough. The port... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251466 - Access assembly with flexible cannulas: An access assembly configured to receive one or more surgical instruments is provided. The access assembly includes a compressible port having a proximal end and a distal end, the port defining a plurality of longitudinal passageway extending from the proximal end to the distal end and a flexible cannula assembly... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251465 - Hollow multi-lumen access port: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity includes a seal anchor member that is adapted and configured to be placed within an incision of a tissue in a substantially sealed relation. The seal anchor member includes a hollow body portion and may also... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251467 - Mouth gag for the introduction of laryngeal masks and other medical devices through oral cavity: The invention refers to a tool permitting resolution of the present difficulties when operating in the buccal cavity and introducing other devices, in addition to requiring the prior mounting of the laryngeal mask system on the components of said introducing tool and requiring the assistance of an auxiliary person to... Agent:

20110251468 - Responsiveness testing of a patient having brain state changes: A method of determining a responsiveness of a patient having brain state changes, comprising receiving an indication of a triggering event; administering to the patient, in response to the indication, a test of responsiveness; determining, based upon a result of the test, at least one responsiveness parameter selected from the... Agent:

20110251469 - Wireless nanotechnology based system for diagnosis of neurological and physiological disorders: A wireless system for neurological and physiological monitoring of a patient. The system includes a patient monitoring unit having a headcap and a belt. The headcap includes a wireless communication module, an antenna, and an amplifier. The headcap further includes at least one of a biopotential electrode, a temperature sensor,... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas

20110251470 - Stretchable electrode and method of making physiologic measurements: A stretchable electrode for use in physiologic measurements on a human body, such as peripheral impedance plethysmography, is disclosed. One embodiment of the stretchable electrode comprises an uninsulated stainless steel wire braid formed into a tubular conductor surrounding an elastic core and attached to an elastic substrate or base. Other... Agent: Smithmarks, Inc.

20110251471 - Implantable power sources and sensors: A protein is provided, including a glucose binding site, cyan fluorescent protein (CFP), and yellow fluorescent protein (YFP). The protein is configured such that binding of glucose to the glucose binding site causes a reduction in a distance between the CFP and the YFP. Substance monitoring apparatus (210) is also... Agent: Glusense Ltd.

20110251472 - System for collecting patient information for diabetes management: A system is provided for collecting patient information from which diabetes therapy may be determined. The system may comprise a patient interface device, a patient notification device, an input device for entering patient information, and an information collecting unit. The information collecting unit may include a processor electrically coupled to... Agent:

20110251473 - Bipolar sieve electrode and method of assembly: Apparatus for providing an interface between a nerve and an external information system. The apparatus includes a substrate having a first surface, an opposite second surface, and an electrode body, wherein the electrode body includes a plurality of holes extending therethrough. The apparatus also includes a plurality of electrical leads... Agent: Washington University In St. Louis

20110251474 - Anatomical visualization and measurement system: p

20110251475 - Biological information acquisition apparatus and biological information acquisition method: When a subject is pressed by a plate and an acoustic wave is received by a probe via the plate, the acoustic wave is refracted because of the difference between a sound velocity in the subject and a sound velocity in the plate. When the refraction is not considered, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110251476 - Arrangement and method for measuring the local velocity of a liquid: The present invention relates to an arrangement (10) and a corresponding method for measuring the local velocity of a liquid containing a magnetic material (100) in a vessel within a region of action (300), which are particularly suitable to measure the local velocity of the blood in the coronary arteries.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110251477 - Method and apparatus to generate angiographic magnetic resonance images: In a magnetic resonance system and operating method to generate a series of temporally successive angiographic magnetic resonance images of an examination region, a series with a predetermined number of flip angles is established. The first flip angle at the beginning of the series is smaller than the last flip... Agent:

20110251478 - Motion detection in medical systems: In a medical system, at least one medically operative member (10, 12, 100) is configured to interact with or acquire data from a subject (74) disposed in an examination region. An array of photosensors (70, 170) is disposed on the at least one medically operative member. The array of photosensors... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110251480 - Movable integrated scanner for surgical imaging applications: A patient imaging system includes a patient support table, an MRI system including a cylindrical magnet and a PET system including positron detectors mounted in a ring. The magnet defines a cylindrical bore for receiving the patient on the table where the magnet is mounted for rotation about a vertical... Agent:

20110251479 - Use of ventricular enlargement rate in intravenous immunoglobulin treatment of alzheimer's disease: The present invention relates to the use of MRI monitoring of ventricular enlargement rate as an objective measure for the purpose of assessing disease progression in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and for the purpose of determining therapeutic effectiveness of a treatment regimen for Alzheimer's patients. Methods for treating Alzheimer's... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20110251481 - Piezoelectrically-driven power injector: A syringe plunger drive assembly (132) for advancing a syringe plunger (90a/b) in at least one direction (e.g., to deliver fluid). In one embodiment, this syringe plunger drive assembly (132) may be constructed of all non-ferrous components and includes a piezoelectric pump (110) that supplies pressurized hydraulic fluid to a... Agent:

20110251482 - Devices, systems and methods for enhanced visualization of the anatomy of a patient: Devices, systems and methods are described for visualizing the anatomy of a patient. An expanding portion is configured to expand towards the tissue walls of a body space and be visible with one or more visualization instruments. Systems and methods are described which advance a probe from a first vessel... Agent: Rox Medical, Inc.

20110251483 - Image annotation in image-guided medical procedures: Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for image annotation in image-guided medical procedures. Some embodiments herein allow physicians or other operators to use one or more medical devices in order to define annotations in 3D space. These annotations may later be displayed to the physician or operator... Agent: Inneroptic Technology, Inc.

20110251484 - Molecular imaging using radioluminescent nanoparticles: Molecular imaging of radioluminescent nanoparticle probes injected into biological tissue is performed by irradiated the tissue with ionizing radiation to induce radioluminescence at optical wavelengths, preferably at predetermined near infrared wavelengths. The optical light is detected and processed to determine a spatial distribution of the probes. The radioluminescent nanoparticles may... Agent:

20110251485 - Power injector syringe assembly: A power injector syringe assembly (110) is disclosed. The power injector syringe assembly (110) includes a power injector syringe (112) and coupling (130) that are permanently joined. The coupling (130) includes a wedge-shaped mounting flange (144) to facilitate installation of the assembly (110) on a syringe mount (200) of a... Agent:

20110251486 - Radiolabeled annexins: A radiolabeled annexin comprising at least 2 up to 20 histidine residues at its N-terminus is disclosed. At least two of said histidine residues are adjacent or separated by no more than one other amino acid. The radiolabeled annexin is a stable complex with a radionuclide such as technetium 99m.... Agent: Mosa Medix B.v.

20110251487 - Apparatus and methods for intravascular ultrasound imaging and for crossing severe vascular occlusions: An intravascular ultrasound catheter system is provided and enables a simplified, economical technique for ultrasound visualization of a blood vessel. The catheter may include a park ablation system for crossing chronic total occlusions and severe stenoses. The catheter is advanceable and is oriented entirely under manual control of the clinician... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20110251488 - Method and system for displaying system parameter information: Methods and systems for displaying system parameter information are provided. One method includes determining a value for a system parameter using the ultrasound system and comparing the determined value to a defined value for a system processing guideline using a processor of the ultrasound system. The method further includes providing... Agent:

20110251490 - Ultrasonic transducer probe: An acoustic generator, comprising: a source of electro-magnetic radiation; a waveguide coupled to said source; and at least one absorbing region defined in said waveguide, said region being selectively absorbing for portions of said radiation meeting at least one certain criterion and having significantly different absorbing characteristics for radiation not... Agent: Bioscan Technologies, Ltd.

20110251489 - Ultrasound monitoring systems, methods and components: Ultrasound monitoring systems and components used in ultrasound monitoring systems, such as Transcranial Dopper (TCD) systems, are disclosed. Components include framework systems for mounting, locating and maintaining one or more ultrasound probes in contact with an anatomical surface, adjustable probe mounting systems, and probe interface components providing an acoustically transmissive... Agent: Physiosonics, Inc.

20110251491 - Ultrasound transducer and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound transducer or an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus that includes a body configured to transmit and receive ultrasound waves, the body having a first color, an attachment portion having a concave shape or a convex shape, the attachment portion configured to attach to a convex portion or a concave portion... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110251492 - Ultrasound assessment of lumens to facilitate repair or replacement: Devices and methods for assessing the orientation and shape of vessel lumens and hollow portions of organs are described. The devices and methods are particularly adapted for determining the orientation and shape of the native heart valves to facilitate the later implantation of a prosthetic heart valve. The devices are... Agent:

20110251493 - Method and system for measurement of physiological parameters: Method and system for measuring physiological parameters. The method includes capturing a sequence of images of a human face and identifying the location of the face in a frame of the video and establishing a region of interest including the face. Pixels are separated in the region of interest in... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110251494 - Needle with optical fibers: Needle interventions are widely used in the field of oncology for taking biopsies of tissue in order to inspect whether tissue is cancerous or not. To make these interventions more reliable feedback of what kind of tissue is in front of the needle is required. A way to achieve this... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110251495 - Diagnostic sensors and/or treatments for gastrointestinal stimulation or monitoring devices: Methods, systems and devices for monitoring the health and energy expenditure of a living body, treating patients with an eating disorder or treating obese patients are described. The methods, systems and devices described may also be applicable to any treatment in which presenting feedback regarding patients' eating and exercise habits... Agent: Intrapace, Inc.

20110251496 - Volume depletion detection: Detection of volume depletion, particularly after an incidence of volume overload is disclosed. Various methods, systems, and devices are disclosed that sense and analyze a physiological parameter related to a patient's fluid level in order to warn patients of potentially dangerous volume depletion conditions while minimizing false notifications.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110251497 - Ultra miniature pressure sensor: A method of measuring blood pressure and velocity proximally and distally of a stenosis in a vessel carrying blood includes the steps of providing a guide wire having both a pressure sensor and a velocity sensor disposed on a distal region of the guide wire, introducing the guide wire into... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20110251498 - Blood pressure cuff: A physiological parameter determining device (100, 1000) includes a flexible band (102) configured to be releasably affixed around an extremity of a subject, a plenum (104) disposed in the flexible band (102), wherein the plenum (104) includes two or more flexible inflatable hollow channels (116) separated from each other by... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20110251499 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: An electronic sphygmomanometer has a causing unit that causes a constant volume change in a cuff and a causing processing unit for controlling a drive of the causing unit for a period for which a first pressure control (for example, depressurization control) is made so as to execute a process... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110251500 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measurement method: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a cuff to be attached to a blood pressure measurement site, a pump and a valve for adjusting a pressure to apply on the cuff, a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure of the cuff, a central processing unit (CPU) for calculating a blood pressure value... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110251501 - Electronic sphygmomanometer and blood pressure measurement method: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a cuff to be attached to a blood pressure measurement site, a pump and a valve for adjusting a pressure to be applied on the cuff, a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure in the cuff, a central processing unit (CPU) for calculating a blood pressure... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110251502 - Method and apparatus for the analysis of ballistocardiogram signals: There is provided a method for analyzing a ballistocardiogram signal to determine a heart rate, the method comprising: determining an initial time estimate for a first heart beat in the ballistocardiogram signal; computing, iteratively, estimates for subsequent heart beats in the ballistocardiogram signal using the initial time estimate; wherein each... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110251503 - Device for monitoring blood flow to brain: e

20110251504 - Methods for determining risk of ventricular arrhythmia: Methods and systems are disclosed for analyzing three dimensional orthogonal ECG measurements to assess patient risk of a subsequent cardiac event based on evaluation of cardiac vector values in view of risk factors defined by the invention.... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110251506 - Advanced patient management with composite parameter indices: Systems, devices and methods for defining, identifying and utilizing composite parameter indices from health-related parameters are disclosed. One aspect is a programmable device having machine executable instructions for performing a method to assist with managing a patient's health. In various embodiments, a first set of at least two health-related parameters... Agent:

20110251505 - Methods, system and apparatus for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of biological rhythm disorders: System, assembly and method are provided to facilitate reconstruction of cardiac information representing a complex rhythm disorder associated with a patient's heart to indicate a source of the heart rhythm disorder. The complex rhythm disorder can be treated by application of energy to modify the source of the rhythm disorder.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110251507 - Method, computer readable medium, and system for analyzing ecg morphology and time series: A method and apparatus for analyzing the QT interval characteristics of ECG signal data having a succession of waveforms produced by the beating of the heart. ECG signal data is obtained from a patient. The R-R interval and the QT intervals of the waveforms of the ECG signal data are... Agent: General Electric Company

20110251508 - Noise rejecting electronic stethoscope: An acoustic-electronic stethoscope that filters aberrant environmental background noise. The chest piece employs acoustic vents to inhibit resonant amplification of noise and contains a diaphragm design that focuses vibrational energy to a raised ring, which transfers and further focuses the energy to a piezoelectric polymer sensor with dual elements. The... Agent:

20110251509 - Systems and methods for inhibiting secretion flow into a functional assessment catheter: Devices systems and methods are disclosed for preventing or inhibiting secretions from entering the lumen of a functional assessment catheter for the lungs, or removing collected secretions. The catheter comprises an expandable element, a cover, or an internal component configured to prevent or inhibit secretion flow into the lumen. The... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20110251510 - Respiration sensor for an infant feeding performance measurement device: Devices, systems and methods for measuring infant feeding performance. The device includes a body portion, a respiration sensing device for receiving respiration and an integrated circuit disposed in the body portion and electrically connected to the respiration sensing device. The body portion has a first end for receiving a fluid,... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

20110251511 - Method for processing a brain wave signal and brain computer interface: Method and brain computer interface for processing a brain wave signal of a subject using a brain wave detector. One or more stimuli are applied to the subject which each include a pseudo random noise component. The brain wave signal is detected and mental processing of the one or more... Agent:

20110251512 - System and method for acquiring and displaying abdominal emg signals: A system and method for acquiring and processing abdominal EMG signals from a maternal patient to indicate when a maternal patient should push to progress the labor toward delivery. Raw abdominal EMG signals are acquired and processed in a central unit designed to isolate the patient and any internal circuitry... Agent: Reproductive Research Technologies, LLP

20110251513 - Indicator: A method for use in analysing impedance measurements performed on a subject, the method including, in a processing system determining at least one impedance value, representing the impedance of at least a segment of the subject, determining an indicator indicative of a subject parameter using the at least one impedance... Agent: Impedimed Limited

20110251514 - Livestock temperature monitoring and detection system: Disclosed herein is a livestock temperature measuring and detection system. The system includes a housing, typically made from engineering plastic. Within the housing is a probe defining a thermistor having a threshold temperature. The thermistor is inserted in the livestock's ear. The threshold temperature is pre-set for monitoring a particular... Agent:

20110251515 - Implantable pressure indicator with external interrogation: Observing intracranial physiology includes inserting a bladder at least partially filled with a fluid into a subdural region of interest within a subject, wherein the bladder is coupled in flow communication with a means of indicating a pressure exerted on the bladder within the region of interest. Embodiments also include... Agent: Washington University In St. Louis

20110251516 - Implant and applicator: An implant having an energy converter. The energy converter is designed to convert applied energy to heat, the energy converter being situated in such a way that heat generated from the energy conversion is active at an outer surface of the implant.... Agent:

20110251517 - Needle assembly including obturator with safety reset: A needle assembly is able to collect a sample of biological material in a needle of the assembly. The needle assembly has a safety shield capable of being moved on the needle assembly to cover a sharp end of the needle assembly. The safety shield includes a tubular housing. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251518 - Obturator with safety shield: An obturator for use with a needle assembly to remove a sample of biological material collected in a hollow needle of the needle assembly includes a grip for holding and manipulating the obturator. A shaft extending from the grip is sized and shaped for reception in a central axial passageway... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110251519 - Variable stiffness steering mechanism for catheters: A catheter assembly including a tapered steering spine having a varying stiffness along an axial length. The tapered steering spine is tailored to provide increasing flexibility from proximal to distal in a way that makes the bend radius more uniform along the length of the steering section. In one embodiment,... Agent:

20110251522 - Biological signal measuring device and biological state analyzing system: A configuration is adopted where elastic members made of expanded rein beads and having a size covering air cushions are disposed between a skin member and the air cushions of a human body supporting device. By arranging a plurality of elastic members made of expanded rein beads and in a... Agent: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.

20110251520 - Fall-risk evaluation and balance stability enhancement system and method: A Fall-risk Evaluation and Balance Stability Enhancement System and method evaluate and treat the sense of body balance. It is focused on measuring the center of pressure (COP) information, evaluating fall risk by the noninvasive physiological signals machines, and improving the body's balance and stability by stimulating physical treatment in... Agent: Yuan Ze University

20110251521 - System and method for measuring and recording skull vibration in situ: A method and apparatus for measuring and recording skull vibration in situ comprising a receiving means, a dental material capable of filling any gaps between the receiving means and the at least one tooth, the material capable of transmitting mechanical vibration within the dental bone conduction pathway to the receiving... Agent:

  
10/06/2011 > 157 patent applications in 78 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110245577 - Combination with bis (thiohydrazide amides) for treating cancer: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a proliferative disease, such as cancer, with bis(thio-hydrazide amides) or a tautomer, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, clathrate, or prodrug thereof, in combination with hyperthermia treatment. Also disclosed are methods of treating a proliferative disease, such as cancer, with bis(thio-hydrazide amides) or a tautomer, pharmaceutically... Agent: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.

20110245578 - Radioactive therapeutic fastening instrument: An instrument used for brachytherapy delivery in the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy including a handle having first and second handle actuators; an end effector; and an instrument shaft that connects the handle with the end effector. The end effector has first and second adjacent disposed staple mechanisms that... Agent:

20110245580 - Medical device for delivering drug and/or performing physical therapy: Current methods of delivering drug usually require a certain degree of human intervention. For example, a doctor, a paramedic or a patient is required to inject insulin manually when the blood sugar level becomes low. This invention provides a medical device for use with a patient for performing at least... Agent: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

20110245579 - Medical effector system: A sedation delivery system comprised of a bedside unit and a procedure unit. The bedside unit contains a series of connection points for receiving inputs from a series of patient monitors. The procedure unit contains a patient monitoring and a drug delivery pump or magnetic flux generator capable of sedative... Agent:

20110245581 - Method and apparatus for thrombus removal using magnetic particles: A method and system for affecting a thrombus after ischemic stroke. The method may include injecting a plurality of magnetic particles into a bloodstream and moving or distorting a thrombus formed or lodged in the bloodstream using a magnetic force to manipulate the magnetic particles. The method may include conjugating... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110245582 - Method and system for closed chest blood flow support: A method of providing a pumping system for assisting a human patient's heart and providing a blood pump to be disposed outside the patient's body is disclosed. The blood pump has an inlet and an outlet. An inlet cannula is provided for insertion percutaneously into the vascular system of the... Agent: Cardiacassist, Inc.

20110245583 - Infant warmer apparatus and method: An infant warmer (10) includes a heater canopy (18) comprising a. heater (30) configured to generally uniformly distribute radiant energy over a fixed region. The heater canopy (18) may also include a lamp (32) configured to selectively generate light. The heater canopy (18) may also include a stencil (34) positioned... Agent: The General Electric Company

20110245584 - Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a dental implant are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon the implant to form a hearing assembly. The electronic and transducer assembly may receive incoming sounds either directly or... Agent: Sonitus Medical, Inc.

20110245585 - Method and apparatus for enhanced stimulation of the limbic auditory response: A loudspeaker system for the optimization of sound production so as to achieve limbic and cortical arousal, comprising a resistance-controlled (or partially mass-controlled) woofer system, a mass-controlled (or partially resistance-controlled) midrange system, and a resistance-controlled tweeter system. This system may further comprise crossover networks of a particular configuration. By use... Agent:

20110245586 - Wellness system: A personal wellness system for supporting a person and subjecting the person to frequencies that are understood by sound therapy practitioners as being associated with synchronization with the mind and body. The wellness system comprises a support for receiving a person comprising a head portion, a back portion, a seat... Agent:

20110245589 - Adjustable autofixing sling for treatment of urinary incontinence: This application relates to a sling for treatment of urinary incontinence. The sling includes arms having a series of three-dimensional subunits that are shaped and sized such that, when implanted in the human body, the sling is held more securely in the intended location than a sling that is held... Agent:

20110245590 - Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients: An anterior implant adapted to treat central and lateral cystoceles present in a female patient includes laterally extending stabilizing straps for supporting the implant between the patient's bladder and vagina independently of the patient's arcus tendineous fascia pelvis. Rectocele and hysterocele repairs can be carried out using, a single posterior... Agent:

20110245591 - Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients: An anterior implant adapted to treat central and lateral cystoceles present in a female patient includes laterally extending stabilizing straps for supporting the implant between the patient's bladder and vagina independently of the patient's arcus tendineous fascia pelvis. Rectocele and hysterocele repairs can be carried out using a single posterior... Agent:

20110245587 - Method for correction of female urinary incontinence and skin reduction: A novel method of treating female incontinence by use of nonablative, broadband near-infrared light applied to seven defined treatment areas of the female external genitalia to achieve skin reduction and improve skin tone of the urethra and the supportive tissues surrounding the urethra, thereby treating urinary incontinence by improving both... Agent:

20110245588 - Surgical systems and methods for transvaginal apical suspension: Systems and surgical methods and procedures for performing transvaginal apical suspension are provided.... Agent:

20110245592 - Secretome profile-facilitated in vitro fertilization: Secretome profiling improves the pregnancy success rate of in vitro fertilization processes, while reducing the risk of multiple births.... Agent:

20110245598 - Closed loop gastric restriction devices and methods: In some embodiments, methods to sense parameters associated with restriction procedures and/or devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the parameters are sensed directly from the region of the procedure and/or device and in other embodiments, associated neural pathways are sensed. Methods for further optimization of the obesity treatment regimens are... Agent:

20110245593 - Devices and methods for tissue restoration: Devices and methods for tissue restoration. In at least one exemplary embodiment of an implantable restraining device of the present disclosure, the device comprises a first engaging component and a second engaging component at least substantially parallel to one another, a first swivel arm, comprising a first fixed arm, a... Agent:

20110245594 - Incontinence implant with soft tissue anchors and length not allowing abdominal wall penetration: A surgical implant for treating female urinary incontinence comprises a suburethral support and first and second polymer soft tissue anchors. The suburethral support has a first end portion and a second end portion located opposite the first end portion. Each of the first and second soft tissue anchors is connected... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110245595 - Methods of deploying an implantable injection port: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices is disclosed. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around fit which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part system into which... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110245597 - Pelvic implant with anchoring frame: An implant for a pelvis is provided, wherein suturing is not necessary for anchoring the implant in place. The implant includes a flexible sheet and a solid frame, wherein the frame can be compressed or expanded. Upon insertion through the narrow openings of the pelvis, the frame is compressed, and... Agent: Prolapse Inc.

20110245596 - Virtual ports devices and method: A device auxiliary to surgery, for anchoring and lifting cavity walls or internal organs of a patient. The device provides a virtual port; that is an instrument that can be non-invasively, or minimally invasively and removably attached to the undersurface of a patient's cavity, or to various tissues within a... Agent:

20110245601 - Endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument includes an instrument section which may be deflected transversely to the instrument axis. The instrument section is connected via at least one control wire to an actuation element arranged on the instrument at the proximal side. A safety coupling, which limit a force exerted by the actuation... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110245602 - Flexible endoscope with full-length lumen: The present invention provides a flexible endoscope instrument with a full length lumen extending from a proximal end of a hand section towards an insertion section and out a distal tip end, the insertion section comprising a plurality of lumens covered by a tubular sheath, each of the lumens being... Agent:

20110245600 - Solid-state image pickup device and endoscopic device: e

20110245599 - Surgical handpiece for endoscopic resection: The present disclosure relates to a surgical handpiece including an insert removably coupled to the handpiece, wherein the insert is configured to allow aspiration of fluid and tissue through the insert during a surgical procedure. Other surgical handpieces and a method for the removal of tissue during an endoscopic procedure... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20110245603 - Laser endoscopic surgical instrument: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for a laser sighting endoscopic instrument incorporating a laser unit for attachment to an endoscopic instrument in alignment with an axis of a lumen within a cannula portion of the instrument for visualizing a field of surgical access.... Agent:

20110245604 - Capsule endoscope and capsule endoscopy system: The present invention provides a capsule endoscope and a capsule endoscopy system. The capsule endoscope includes a power supply module, an image function module and a power control module. The image function module is configured to capture the image outside the capsule endoscope. The power control module is electrically connected... Agent:

20110245606 - Endoscopic gaseous material feed system: An endoscopic gaseous material feed system comprises a gas feeder 3 having a gas tank 60 containing carbon dioxide gas, a light source 2 incorporating an air pump 23 for air supply, an endoscope 1 internally having a gaseous material passage for a gas or air supply to a body... Agent:

20110245607 - Endoscopic gaseous material feed system: An endoscopic gaseous material feed system comprises an endoscope 1 having a solid-state image sensor device 81 incorporated into a fore distal end portion of an elongated endoscopic insertion rod to be introduced into a body cavity of a patient or examinee, a gas feeder 3 loaded with a gas... Agent:

20110245608 - Endoscopic imaging device and endoscope apparatus: An endoscopic imaging device includes an objective optical system, an imaging element, a transmissive protective substrate, an optical member, and a circuit board. The objective optical system imports observation light from a subject. The imaging element captures an image of the observation light. The transmissive protective substrate is disposed on... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245605 - Needle delivered imaging device: A hollow elongated cylinder is disclosed having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end configured to be removably connectable to a distal end of a syringe. An umbilical is removably inserted within said cylinder and configured for detachable connection to a data processor and a display device... Agent:

20110245609 - Video adapter for laryngoscope: A portable, low power, low cost, video adapter for a common laryngoscope, having a slim self-illuminating CMOS camera, attachable with a disposable bracket to the laryngoscope blade and connected via flexible wire to the miniature battery powered color LCD monitor that is detachably mounted either on the wrist band or... Agent:

20110245610 - Endoscope hood: An endoscope hood includes: a hood part placed on a forward side of a part of a periphery of the leading end surface of an insertion part of an endoscope or an entirety of the periphery; an abutment surface formed in the hood part on a surface opposite to a... Agent:

20110245611 - Expandable capsule endoscope and expandable capsule endoscopy system: The present invention provides an expandable capsule endoscope and an expandable capsule endoscopy system thereof. The expandable capsule endoscope is swallowed to provide the image inspection function of the digestive tract. The expandable capsule endoscope includes an endoscopy function module, an expandable structure and an expansion function module. The endoscopy... Agent:

20110245613 - Endoscopic device: An endoscopic device capable of autonomous locomotion through a body cavity with a pre-established direction of displacement, comprising a tubular body (1) made of an elastic material extending between two, front (2) and rear (3) end portions respectively comprising pneumatically actuated anchoring means (4) for temporarily and alternately attaching said... Agent:

20110245612 - Flexible tube for endoscope and method for producing the same:

20110245614 - Endoscopic apparatus and method of manufacturing the same:

20110245615 - Bending-insertion assisting instrument and insertion path securing apparatus: An insertion path securing apparatus includes a bending-insertion assisting instrument and a sheath tube that includes a first lumen where the bending-insertion assisting instrument is inserted. The bending-insertion assisting instrument includes a bendable tip bending portion, an intermediate extension portion being connected to the tip bending portion, and a bending... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245616 - Illumination device and endoscope apparatus: An illumination device (1a) includes a light source unit (21) which is provided on the base end side of an insertion portion (2) to emit excitation light, a first optical transmission unit (24) which is provided from the base end side toward the front end side in the insertion portion... Agent:

20110245617 - Illumination lens and endoscope:

20110245618 - Leep safety guard: A guard and guide apparatus and method is used with a speculum having jaws in a vagina to define a passage toward a cervix at an end of the vagina. The guard and guide apparatus has a guard body movable into the passage, the guard body having sides, a top... Agent:

20110245619 - Surgical access device: A surgical device is disclosed which can be utilized to access a surgical site within a patient. The surgical device can comprise a member insertable into a patient, a base member configured to be positioned against the patient, and a flexible sleeve extending therebetween. The surgical device can further comprise... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110245620 - Minimal incision maximal access mis spine instrumentation and method: a minimal incision maximal access system allows for maximum desirable work space exposure within the incision along with maximum access to the operative field utilizing a minimum incision as small as the width of the working tube. Instead of multiple insertions of dilating tubes the design is a streamlined single... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20110245621 - Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery: A surgical access device includes a proximal frame of fixed construction and a plurality of tissue engaging blades connected to the frame. The plurality of tissue engaging blades may include a first blade that is rotatable, independent of other blades, about an axis that is oriented approximately parallel to a... Agent:

20110245624 - Measuring and monitoring mental capacity: Disclosed is a method for determining the capacity for psychological workload in one or more individuals by (a) determining the level of sympathetic tone in said individual(s) under resting conditions (α), (b) determining the level of sympathetic tone (β) in said individual(s) under a defined psychological workload (Wp), (c) determining... Agent: Ull Meter A/s

20110245623 - Medical diagnosis using community information: A computer includes one or more processors; and logic coupled to the one or more processors and comprising one or more stored sequences of instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform: collecting first patient data, associated with at least one... Agent: Mobisante Inc.

20110245625 - Path planning for reducing tissue damage in minimally invasive surgery: A method for planning a path according to a surgical application incorporating a structural damage assessment technique (112) and/or a geometric expansion technique (113) for a configuration space node structure representing a discretized configuration space of an anatomical region (100). The structural damage assessment technique (112) includes a generation of... Agent:

20110245622 - System and method for determining sensor placement: Systems, methods, and devices for determining whether a medical sensor has been properly applied to a patient are provided. In one embodiment, a patient monitor having such capabilities may include a medical sensor interface and data processing circuitry. The medical sensor interface may receive physiological data from a medical sensor... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245633 - Devices and methods for treating psychological disorders: A wearable biosensor device gathers physiological data from the wearer and uses this information over time to diagnose, detect, monitor, and treat psychological disorders. The device triggers real-time psychological treatments based on personalized estimates of the wearer stored on the biosensor device. A therapeutic stimulus is selected from a library... Agent: Neumitra LLC

20110245627 - Electronic health record storage device, system, and method: An electronic health record storage device is provided. The device is configured for operation in conjunction with a host device to generate and store health record data about a user. According to one embodiment, the system comprises memory including executable instructions stored in the memory, the executable instructions including an... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.

20110245630 - Integrated patient data management for physiological monitor devices: A physiological monitor device is programmed to: store a device ID for the device, the device ID being a number that uniquely identifies the device, the device being configured with the device ID by a user; store a location ID for the device, the location ID identifying a location in... Agent:

20110245632 - Medical diagnosis using biometric sensor protocols based on medical examination attributes and monitored data: A method comprises obtaining, by a computer, patient information associated with a patient and operator information associated with one or more biometric sensors; determining, by the computer, a protocol for obtaining patient data from the patient based on the patient information and the operator information; obtaining, by the one or... Agent: Mobisante Inc.

20110245629 - Patient data display: The temporal correlation between a bioelectrical brain signal of a patient and patient motion data, such as a signal indicative of patient motion or a patient posture indicator, is displayed by a display device. In some examples, the patient posture indicator comprises a graphical representation of at least a portion... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110245628 - Photoplethysmograph filtering using empirical mode decomposition: Present embodiments relate to systems, methods, and devices for decomposing a physiological signal of a patient using empirical mode decomposition (EMD). In one embodiment, the EMD algorithm may involve identifying a frequency component, referred to as an intrinsic mode function, in the physiological signal. The physiological signal may be decomposed... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245626 - System for human physical parameters examination: A system for detecting and recording a user's physical parameters, an interactive TV receiver connected to an information network system for receiving physical parameters data detected by the physical parameter scanner and transmitting the data to a rear end server and database through the information network system for enabling a... Agent:

20110245631 - System, method, and computer software code for predicting an acute hypotensive episode: A system for determining onset of an acute hypotensive episode, the system includes a plurality of collectors configured to determine heart rate, mean arterial pressure, stroke volume, total peripheral resistance, and/or age of a patient, an estimate model configured to receive data from the collectors, a simulate model configured to... Agent:

20110245634 - Methods, systems, and devices for analyzing patient data: Described herein is a method of analyzing an analyte distribution from discrete, quasi-continuous or continuous measurements to determine a glycemic state of a patient in order to understand how often, and for how long, a patient's post-prandial glucose is out of control without requiring laboratory blood test and especially post-prandial... Agent: Lifescan, Inc.

20110245635 - Pressure reduction mechanism, puncture device, blood analysis device, and sensor mounting mechanism: Provided are a decompression mechanism capable of performing a desired pressure reduction by simple operation and having improved operability, a puncture device, a blood analysis device, and a sensor mounting mechanism. A needle puncturing device (100) is provided with: a piston (121) having at one end thereof an end part... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110245637 - Ambient light use in physiological sensors: The present disclosure describes the harvesting and use of ambient light in spectrophotometric systems so as to increase the energy efficiency of the systems. In one embodiment, the collected ambient light is filtered and/or converted into discrete wavelengths of light that can then be used in spectrophotometric applications. In one... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245636 - Multi-wavelength photon density wave system using an optical switch: Multi-wavelength photon density wave (PDW) medical systems, methods, and devices are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-wavelength system may include a sensor, a sensor cable, and a patient monitor. The sensor may have an emitter and a detector configured to pass a multi-wavelength PDW input signal into a patient and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245639 - Physiological parameter statistical processing and display: A patient monitoring system has a processor and a spectrophotometric sensor. The sensor is configured to be affixed to a patient to communicate signals associated with real time spectrophotometric measurements to the processor. The system further includes memory for storing data and computer instructions. The processor is configured to execute... Agent:

20110245638 - Thermoelectric energy harvesting with wireless sensors: A system and method for generating power from temperature differences across a thermoelectric energy harvester. The system may include one or more sensing components which, acting alone or in combination, are capable of generating data related to one or more physiological parameters. The system may also include wireless communication circuitry... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245642 - Electronic endoscope system: An electronic endoscope system includes a light source device, an electronic endoscope for sequentially illuminating a subject tissue containing a blood vessel inside a body cavity with the light, and sequentially outputting image data of wavelength bands of the subject tissue corresponding to the different wavelength bands of received reflected... Agent:

20110245640 - Films for touchscreen displays of medical device monitors: According to various embodiments, a medical device monitor includes a touchscreen and a film disposed on an external surface of the touchscreen. The film resists formation of visible fingerprints and resists growth of microorganisms. In various embodiments, one layer or more than one layer of the film may be disposed... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245641 - Monitor with multi-position base: According to various embodiments, a medical monitoring device includes a monitor component and a base component. The base component has one or more connectors on a facing of the base component. The monitor component is capable of rotating with respect to the base component. In various embodiments, the monitor component... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245644 - Integrated tank filter for a medical therapeutic device: A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are selected... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20110245643 - Steering wheel with hand sensors: The invention relates to a steering wheel for a vehicle can include a sensor assembly mounted in the steering wheel. The sensor assembly can include an electrode configured to measure a biological parameter of a driver of the vehicle. In invention further relates to a sensor assembly for a steering... Agent: Tk Holdings Inc.

20110245645 - Arrangement for implanting and method for implanting: The invention relates to an arrangement for implanting in a human or animal body, comprising a carrier device which provides a receiving means and which is made from a synthetic mesh or fabric material, and an electronic element which is fixed to the carrier device in the region of the... Agent:

20110245646 - Medical implantable lead and method for the manufacture thereof: A medical implantable lead adapted to be implanted into a human or animal body for monitoring and/or controlling of an organ inside the body has a fixation in a distal end, which is adapted to fix a distal end of the lead to the organ, an electrode member in the... Agent:

20110245647 - Endotracheal tube apparatus: An apparatus for monitoring EMG signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface and a first location configured to be positioned at the patient's vocal folds. A first electrode is formed on the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube substantially below the first location.... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20110245648 - Biosensor remote collection packaging system with bioinformatics processing: A biosensor kit and method for use thereof for at-home collection of biosensor data having one or more biosensors with a top patch-shaped layer affixed to a bottom patch-shaped layer, the layers being made of cushioning sheet material, such as medical foam tape, and having a biosensor circuit disposed between... Agent:

20110245649 - Ophthalmic diagnostic instrument and method: In an ophthalmic instrument that directs a fluid pulse at a cornea to cause reversible deformation of the cornea and monitors the corneal deformation to generate a deformation signal, the shape of the deformation signal is analyzed with respect to deformation signal data from a statistical population of eyes to... Agent: Reichert, Inc.

20110245652 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: Provided is an imaging apparatus for acquiring information on a profile of properties in a subject for enhancing an SN ratio of an image without changing a profile of intensity, by using threshold processing with an effective threshold, without reference waveform. The apparatus includes: an unit for calculating a correlation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110245651 - Medical image playback device and method, as well as program: Time-series images of a heart and sound data representing heart sounds are obtained. The time-series images of the heart is temporally synchronized with the sound data representing the heart sounds, and the time-series images of the heart and the sound data representing the heart sounds synchronized with each other are... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245650 - Method and system for plaque lesion characterization: A method and system for in-vivo characterization of lesion feature is disclosed. Using a non-invasive medical imaging apparatus, an image of an interior region of a patient's body is obtained. The interior region may include lesion feature (such as plaques) components from a list of components. The lesion feature components... Agent:

20110245654 - Signal processing apparatus: A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first primary signal portion and a first secondary signal portion, and a second signal, including a second primary signal portion and a second secondary signal portion, wherein the first and second primary signal portions are correlated. The signals may be... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20110245653 - Wearable microstrip antennas for skin placement for biomedical applications: A method of imaging biological tissue enables imaging structure in the biological tissue with an antenna tuned to emit radio energy through at least a covering layer of the biological tissue without significant attenuation of the radio energy. The method includes contacting skin covering tissue with a radio frequency emitting... Agent: Indiana Research & Technology Corporation

20110245655 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and pulse sequence adjusting method: When executing an imaging pulse sequence using a high frequency magnetic field pulse with a partial waveform of a predetermined waveform, an application start time of a slice gradient magnetic field applied simultaneously with the high frequency magnetic field pulse is corrected. Specifically, a magnetic resonance signal for correcting the... Agent:

20110245656 - Arterial spin labeling mri-based correction factor for improving quantitative accuracy of blood flow and volume images: Arterial spin labeling MRI is used to provide a patient specific correction factor to correct a image provided by a non-ASL imaging modality (e.g., DSC MRI). More specifically, a first blood flow image is taken using the non-ASL imaging modality, and a corresponding second blood flow image is taken with... Agent:

20110245657 - Lung cancer diagnosis using magnetic resonance imaging data obtained at three time points: A malignancy classification method and medium for diagnosing a region of lung tissue based on MRI data are disclosed. The classifying includes: setting time points T1 and T2 measured from injection of a contrast agent. T1 represents a wash-in time point for malignant lung tissue at which a first concentration... Agent: Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd. At The Weizmann Institute Of Science

20110245658 - Method for producing a magnetic resonance elastogram (mre), device for producing the same, and ball vibrator for producing the same: A ball vibrator, which generates a vibration caused by a centrifugal force accompanied by a rotation of a non-magnetic ball in a circumferential direction thereof around a center point thereof, is disposed in contact with a prescribed portion of a subject of which an image is produced. Then, a magnetic... Agent: Tokyo Metropolitan University

20110245661 - Medical device: A medical device includes a curving motion driver curving a treatment portion, a rolling motion driver rolling the treatment portion in a direction around an axis, an instruction input unit inputting an instruction to move the treatment portion to a desired position, and a position/posture detector which detects a position... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110245660 - Projection image generation apparatus and method, and computer readable recording medium on which is recorded program for the same: When generating a projection image which is an image formed of image information on a plurality of visual lines viewing a first structure in a three-dimensional medical image from a given viewpoint being projected on a given projection plane, setting an assumed position of a treatment tool in the three-dimensional... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245659 - Systems and methods to assist with internal positioning of instruments: Systems and methods which facilitate the correct placement of an instrument internal to an object aided by an overlay superimposed on an image are disclosed. Exemplary embodiments facilitate placement of a needle tip within a patient's body using on overlay superimposed on a sonographic image. A superimposed overlay of embodiments... Agent: Sonosite, Inc.

20110245662 - Hemodynamic detection of circulatory anomalies: The invention generally relates to a system, method and apparatus for detection of circulatory anomalies in the mammalian body. Particularly, apparatus is provided that allows the clinician to quantitatively determine the extent of any anomalies in the pulmonary circulation. Specifically a quantifiable agent is injected into a peripheral location, and... Agent:

20110245663 - Automatic liquid injection system and method: A power assisted method and injector device for controllably delivering to patients a dispersion medicament or diagnostically active agent, the homogeneity of which is preserved throughout delivery. Diagnostically active agents disclosed are gas microbubble suspensions useful in ultrasonic diagnostic imaging and liposomal formulations in which liposome vesicles are loaded with... Agent: Bracco Research S.a.

20110245664 - Device for bolus administration of contrast agent: A device for administering a liquid preparation comprising a pharmaceutical agent, particularly a contrast agent, in the form of a bolus. The device comprises in particular a core cylinder and an external cylinder, the core cylinder comprising a conduit (107) and a cylindrical reservoir (108) cooperating with a respective plunger... Agent: Bracco Suisse S.a.

20110245665 - Bronchial catheter and method of use: A catheter assembly and method of using the catheter assembly is provided herein. The catheter assembly has a catheter shaft having an elongated body extending about a longitudinal axis, a proximal portion and a distal portion, an outer surface, and at least one lumen extending therethrough the elongated body at... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20110245667 - Compression device used in ultrasonic measurement, pressing control method thereof, and photoacoustic measurement apparatus: A compression device for compressing a subject used in ultrasonic measurement that receives ultrasonic waves from a subject to acquire biological information of the subject, comprises: two compression plates used when compressing the subject, and face each other in a vertical direction with respect to a horizontal plane; a flexible... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110245666 - Mammography-apparatus and method for screening the occurrence of malignant cells: A mammography-apparatus for detecting malignant cells in a breast comprising an X-ray source, an X-ray detector and a paddle for pressing the breast against said X-ray detector, wherein the mammography-apparatus further comprises a non-focussed laser-beam source for pulsed laser-light, which during use is aimed at the breast, and said apparatus... Agent: Academisch Medisch Centrum Bij De Universiteit Van Amsterdam

20110245668 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: A first ultrasound pulse is applied to biological tissue to create shear waves in the biological tissue, a focused ultrasound pulse is transmitted into the biological tissue, one or more ultrasound signals is received from the biological tissue, and shear waves are detected in the biological tissue based on the... Agent:

20110245672 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: A first ultrasound pulse is applied to biological tissue to create shear waves in the biological tissue, a focused ultrasound pulse is transmitted into the biological tissue, one or more ultrasound signals is received from the biological tissue, and shear waves are detected in the biological tissue based on the... Agent:

20110245669 - System for cardiac condition detection and characterization: A system monitors and characterizes internal elasticity of a blood vessel to detect abnormality. A catheter system for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection, comprises an ultrasound device for emitting ultrasound wave signals within patient anatomy and acquiring corresponding ultrasound echo signals. A signal processor processes the ultrasound echo signals... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110245670 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is provided with an ultrasonic probe, an ultrasonic image generating section, a head mounted display (HMD), and an orientation measurement section. The ultrasonic probe has two-dimensionally arranged ultrasonic transducers. The ultrasonic image generating section generates a 2D ultrasonic image representing a cross section of a three-dimensional... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245675 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and medical diagnostic imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, there is provided an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a data acquisition unit configured to scan a three-dimensional region in a subject having a contrast agent injected therein over a predetermined period by using ultrasonic waves and to thereby acquire ultrasonic data concerning the three-dimensional region over... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110245673 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an image creating unit, a motion-vector calculating unit, a corrected-image creating unit, and a control unit. The image creating unit creates a plurality of ultrasound images in time series; and the motion-vector calculating unit calculates a motion vector of a local... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20110245671 - Ultrasound imaging method and apparatus: An ultrasound imaging method comprises the steps of: transmitting respective ultrasonic waves from a plurality of ultrasound transducers, arranged in an array, of an ultrasound probe; determining respective propagation times of the ultrasonic waves inside a cranium corresponding to each ultrasound transducer based on ultrasonic echoes from a bone structure... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245674 - Ultrasound imaging method and apparatus: An ultrasound imaging method comprises the steps of: transmitting a prescanning ultrasonic beam toward a subject and measuring an ultrasonic echo from a bone structure inside a cranium in advance; determining a transfer function of an ultrasonic wave in the cranium based on the measured said ultrasonic echo; transmitting an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245676 - Method and apparatus for ultrasound signal acquisition and processing: The present disclosure relates to the measurement of acoustic noise during ultrasound imaging. In one embodiment, a receive beam is directed in a different direction from a transmit beam when an acoustic noise signal is being measured. When a tissue signal is being measured, the receive beam is directed in... Agent: General Electronic Company

20110245677 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus comprises: an ultrasound probe having a plurality of ultrasound transducers; an apparatus body which supplies analog drive signals to the ultrasound transducers and generates ultrasound images based on reception signals output from the ultrasound transducers; and a connection cable which connects the ultrasound probe and the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110245678 - Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging: A first ultrasound pulse is applied to biological tissue to create shear waves in the biological tissue, a focused ultrasound pulse is transmitted into the biological tissue, one or more ultrasound signals is received from the biological tissue, and shear waves are detected in the biological tissue based on the... Agent:

20110245679 - Endoscope hood: An endoscope hood includes: an opening portion which is placed on a far side with respect to a leading end surface of an insertion part of an endoscope, wherein an opening is formed on the opening portion in a direction substantially orthogonal to an axial direction of the insertion part;... Agent:

20110245681 - Ultrasonic probe: In an ultrasonic probe including an element part 1 for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, a relay cable 2 connected to the element part 1 and an oscillation mechanism part for oscillating the element part, a cross section of the relay cable 2, which is taken perpendicularly to a rotation... Agent: C/o Panasonic Corporation

20110245680 - Ultrasound apparatus with humidity protection: An ultrasound apparatus, a medical device comprising such ultrasound apparatus and a method for operating an ultrasound apparatus are proposed. The ultrasound apparatus (10) comprises a power supply (1), system electronics (2) for controlling e.g. at least one of an ultrasound generator and an ultrasound detector, a humidity sensor (5)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110245682 - System and method for locating fluid leaks at a drape using sensing techniques: A system and method for determining location of a fluid leak at a drape of a reduced pressure delivery system being used on a tissue site of a patient may include applying a reduced pressure to the tissue site of the patient. The drape may be imaged to generate image... Agent:

20110245685 - Blood vessel display device: A blood vessel display device includes: a detection unit that scans body tissue with laser light for detection and detects reflected light from an irradiated part of the body tissue to which the laser light for detection has been irradiated; an image data generating unit that detects a surface shape... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110245683 - Optical imaging diagnostic apparatus and the display control method thereof: An optical imaging diagnostic apparatus includes a calculation unit for respectively calculating signal-intensity change in the circumferential direction of the circumference of the transmitting and receiving unit and signal-intensity change in the radial direction of a body lumen respectively with respect to a plurality of line data used for generation... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110245684 - Optical imaging diagnostic apparatus and the display control method thereof: An optical imaging diagnostic apparatus including: a designating unit for designating a predetermined circumferential-direction position at the circumference of the transmitting and receiving unit on the cross-sectional image displayed; an extraction unit for extracting, within the plurality of line data used for the generation of the cross-sectional image, line data... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110245686 - Optically characterizing turbid media and substances in turbid media: For optically interrogating substances overlaid by turbid media a method of wavefront manipulation by means of binary phase masking is disclosed. Through altering the degree of mode conformity between the fields reaching the collection optics and the field distributions of the propagation modes of optical waveguides the disclosed method can... Agent:

20110245687 - Optical detection method and device for optical detection of the condition of joints: The invention relates to a device and method for optical detection of the condition of a joint. The invention proposes: irradiating a subject's body part (5) comprising at least one joint with light and locally detecting attenuation of the light at the at least one joint and at least one... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110245689 - Apparatus for deciding risk of abnormality of subject's thermoregulation: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for deciding a risk includes a measurement unit and an analysis unit. The measurement unit is configured to measure a physiological index of a subject' s peripheral blood flow. The analysis unit is configured to calculate a ripple appeared in the physiological index and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110245688 - System and method of performing electrocardiography with motion detection: A system in accordance with present embodiments includes an electrocardiograph, a plurality of sensors communicatively coupled with the electrocardiograph, wherein each of the plurality of sensors comprises an electrode capable of detecting electrical impulses generated by a patient's body and transmitting signals indicative of detected electrical impulses to the electrocardiograph.... Agent: General Electric Company

20110245692 - Method and system for improving physiologic status and health via assessment of the dynamic respiratory arterial pressure wave using plethysmographic technique: The present invention specifies a method and system for assessing the dynamic respiratory arterial pressure wave using plethysmographic sensing techniques. The dynamic respiratory arterial pressure wave is measured and plotted for purposes of diagnosis and or remedial biofeedback.... Agent: Coherence LLC

20110245691 - Non-invasive methods and systems for assessing cardiac filing pressure: Featured are methods and systems for assessing cardiac filing pressure non-invasively. Such methods include, inter alia, arranging a photoplethysmography (PPG) transducer on a finger of a patient and fluidly coupling a pressure transducer to the patient's mouth so that the pressure transducer measures expiratory pressure. The PPG transducer provides an... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110245690 - Systems and methods for measuring electromechanical delay of the heart: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for measuring the electromechanical delay of the heart of a patient. An electrocardiogram (EKG) signal may be used to detect heart electrical activity. Photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals may be used to detect heart mechanical activity. The electromechanical delay may be calculated based at least in... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110245693 - Intravascular pressure sensing: Devices, systems, and methods associated with pressure sensing are described herein. In one or more embodiments, an intravascular pressure sensing device includes a magnetic sensing element fixedly positioned within a sensor tube, a magnet located a distance from the magnetic sensing element within the sensor tube, the magnet movably positioned... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110245694 - Blood pressure measurement apparatus: A blood pressure measurement apparatus detects a downward flexure of an arm rest and informs a user of the downward flexure on a display unit. By providing a partially color changing display or a blinking display on the display unit, the user is informed that a measurement posture is not... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110245695 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: An electronic sphygmomanometer includes a pressure control unit configured to conduct pressurization control on a cuff (pressure control toward a specific direction) and acquire a cuff pressure signal at a time of the pressurization control to thereby measure a pressure pulse wave; a displacement decision unit configured to decide whether... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110245696 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: A power supply unit of an electronic sphygmomanometer includes a dry cell as a primary battery, a rechargeable battery as a secondary battery, and a power supply control circuit. A voltage detector detects a voltage (characteristic value) of the rechargeable battery, and a voltage detector detects the voltage of the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110245697 - Heart pulse detection: There is provided an apparatus for determining a heart pulse of a person, the apparatus comprising at least two detectors configured to detect a blood pulse optically from the blood circulation of the person and to be placed optically on the skin of the person such that the detection of... Agent: Polar Electro Oy

20110245698 - Device and method for identifying cardiac events: An implantable medical device includes leads having electrodes that are positioned within a heart. The electrodes sense signals derived from the heart that include waveform segments. The device includes a timing module that determines when the waveform segments cross a threshold and measures time intervals between at least two threshold... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110245699 - Systems and methods related to st segment monitoring by an implantable medical device: Cardiac activity is sensed over a plurality of heart beats defining a beat set. For each beat in the set, it is determined whether the beat is a non-classified beat (e.g., paced beat, a beat outside of a specified heart rate range or a PVC), or a classified beat. For... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110245700 - Detection of t-wave alternans phase reversal for arrhythmia prediction and sudden cardiac death risk stratification: An implantable medical device and associated method for classifying a patient's risk for arrhythmias by sensing a cardiac electrogram (EGM) signal and selecting a first pair of T-wave signals and a second pair of T-wave signals. A first difference between the two T-wave signals of the first pair is compared... Agent:

20110245701 - Arrhythmia classification: An implantable medical device, is designed to collect a signal representative of the electric activity of the heart and determine a cardiogenic impedance signal for at least a portion of the heart. An R-wave detector of the IMD detects the timing of an R-wave during a cardiac cycle based on... Agent:

20110245702 - Electrodynamic sensors and applications thereof: An electrodynamic sensor comprises a high input impedance electrometer adapted to measure small electrical potentials originating from an object under test and having a pair of input probes, characterised in that at least one of said pair of input probes has no direct electrical contact with said object, wherein the... Agent: The University Of Sussex

20110245704 - Methods and systems for analysing resuscitation: A system (100) for analysing resuscitation is described. The system comprises an input means (120) for obtaining a plurality of pressure values over time. It also comprises a tracheal pressure value processing means (140), and a clinical parameter determination means (150) for determining at least one clinical parameter based on... Agent:

20110245703 - System and method providing biofeedback for treatment of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms: An apparatus, system and method for non-contact monitoring of respiratory and/or cardiac functions that is used to provide appropriate biofeedback to a monitored subject in order treat menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms is discussed. Respiratory and/or cardiac waveforms are generated based on monitored physiologic functions. The generated waveforms are analyzed and... Agent: Engineered Vigilance, LLC

20110245705 - Determining the functional residual capacity of a subject: A system and method that determine the functional residual capacity of a subject in an automated manner. The determination of the functional residual capacity of the subject is made by analyzing the washout and/or wash-in of one or more molecular species present in gas breathed by the subject. The determination... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110245706 - Apnea monitor capable of measuring vital capacity: The primary application of this force meter is measurement of fluid flow. A force on the force sensor push the force sensor away from the original position. The deviation of the force sensor is detected by a proximity sensor. An electronic unit takes the position signal from the proximity sensor... Agent:

20110245708 - Apparatus and method for human algometry: An apparatus and method for performing human algometry are disclosed. They include a stimulator configured to apply electrical stimulation of variable intensity to an area of a patient's body, a monitoring device configured to measure a. level of cortical activity in one or more regions of the patient's brain, and... Agent:

20110245707 - Portable stroke monitoring apparatus: A method for monitoring a patient to detect the onset of a stroke, the method executed at least in part by a control logic processor, obtains, from one or more electrodes on the patient's scalp, at least a first brain wave signal pattern and a second brain wave signal pattern... Agent:

20110245709 - System and method of assessing analgesic adequacy using biopotential variability: The system and method for predicting and measuring a subject's analgesic state and analgesic adequacy. Biopotential signals are obtained from a subject through electrodes. A processor will compute a measure that is representative of the subject's sedative state and/or muscle activity. A metric representative of such measures is then determined.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110245710 - Apparatus and method for bioelectrical impedance measurements: The present invention provides bioelectrical impedance measuring apparatus for determining composition data of the human body, the apparatus including at least eight electrodes, a pair of electrodes being assigned to each of four limbs, measuring circuitry having current sources and current and voltage measuring circuitry which may selectively be coupled... Agent: Seca Ag

20110245712 - Improved monitor of heart failure using bioimpedance: In a method of monitoring pulmonary edema in a human being, an electrical current is injected between a first electrode located in or around a heart and a housing of a medical device implanted in a chest region. A voltage potential is measured between a second electrode in a superior... Agent:

20110245711 - Method and apparatus for personalized physiologic parameters: Methods and apparatus combine patient measurement data with demographic or physiological data of the patient to determine an output that can be used to diagnose and treat the patient. A customized output can be determined based the demographics of the patient, physiological data of the patient, and data of a... Agent: Corventis, Inc.

20110245713 - Medical device comprising a probe for measuring temperature data in a patient's tissue: A medical device comprising a probe for measurement temperature data of tissue within a patient's body is proposed. The probe (2) comprises a flexible substrate (3) attached to a medical device core (5), the flexible substrate (3) comprising one or more thermopiles (7) and may furthermore comprise resistors for measuring... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110245714 - Hearing prosthesis with integrated sensors for measuring pressure in a cochlea: The present application discloses a hearing prosthesis comprising a stimulation assembly configured to be implanted into a cochlea. The stimulation assembly comprises a plurality of electrodes and one or more sensors. The one or more sensors may be configured to measure pressure within the cochlea. The pressure measurements may include... Agent: Cochlear Limited

20110245715 - Biopsy probe having a tissue specimen collector: A tissue specimen collector includes a collector housing defining an interior, and has a proximal opening and a distal port opposite the proximal opening. The distal port is configured to receive a proximal end of a tubular elongated member of a biopsy probe such that the proximal end can extend... Agent: Senorx, Inc.

20110245716 - Tissue excision device: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245719 - Tissue excision device: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245721 - Tissue excision device: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245725 - Tissue excision device with a collapsible stylet: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245722 - Tissue excision device with a flexible transection blade: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245723 - Tissue excision device with a modified cutting edge: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245724 - Tissue excision device with a reduced diameter cannula: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245720 - Tissue excision device with a retractable backhook: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245727 - Tissue excision device with a retracting stylet blade: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245717 - Tissue excision device with an expanding localization needle: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245726 - Tissue excision device with an independent needle: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245718 - Tissue excision device with rotating stylet blades: A biopsy device includes a coring cannula, a retract stylet, and a localization needle. The coring cannula has a longitudinal axis and a shaft centered on the axis. The stylet has a tip containing at least one blade and a central passage. The localization needle has a channel and is... Agent:

20110245728 - Transdermal integrated actuator device, methods of making and using same: b

20110245729 - Guidewire: An object of the present invention is to provide a guidewire in which the movement of coils of strand is not inhibited by a hydrophilic coating agent, and flexibility of a coiled body is secured even in a case where its coiled body is coated with the hydrophilic coating agent.... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110245730 - Guidewire: An object of the present invention is to provide a guidewire preventing cracks from being generated at a hydrophilic coating agent and excellent in lubricity by securing flexibility of the hydrophilic coating agent on its surface side even in a case of using the cross-linked hydrophilic coating agent. The guidewire... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110245731 - Medical apparatus system, capsule medical apparatus system, and method of displaying posture item of subject: A medical apparatus system includes a medical apparatus that acquires information on a subject; a posture item display unit that displays multiple posture items of the subject in which the medical apparatus acquires the information on the subject; an input unit that inputs a posture item of the subject in... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110245732 - Monitoring system for pressure sore prevention: Systems and methods for monitoring pressure at a contact surface, for applications such as pressure sore prevention. The system includes a number of force sensors positioned at different locations in relation to the contact surface, the force sensors providing a signal in proportion to the amount of force detected. The... Agent:

20110245733 - Methods and devices for measuring a torsion of a part of the body: In a method and a device for measuring a torsion of a body with the aid of flexion sensors (B1, B2), a respective flexion effected by the torsion is detected at the flexion sensors by a first flexion signal (T1) of the first flexion sensor (B1) and a second flexion... Agent:

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