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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11

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12/29/2011 > 93 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110319700 - Enhanced spatial summation for deep-brain transcranial magnetic stimulation: Methods of stimulating a target deep brain region using multiple Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) electromagnets positioned over a predetermined cortical regions each having a first-order connection to a target deep brain region and applying TMS so that the applied TMS induces spatial summation and thereby modulation of the target deep... Agent:

20110319701 - Controllable therapeutic system: The invention relates to a therapeutic system, designed as a laminate and comprising at least one adhesive laminate layer, and to a therapeutic device having such a therapeutic system. For this purpose, at least one laminate layer or one intermediate layer and/or one intermediate layer arranged between two laminate layers... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20110319702 - Method and apparatus for providing treatment in a warming device: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support platform, a patient chamber, a heating source, and a rigid connection member for connecting hoses to the patient chamber. The rigid connection member provide an interface between hoses disposed inside... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

20110319703 - Implantable microphone system and calibration process: A method of calibrating an implantable microphone for a hearing prosthesis is disclosed. For an implantable microphone which includes a vibration sensor to provide body noise cancellation, a calibration method is disclosed, in which known acoustic and vibration signals are provided by an external device. This may be as part... Agent: Cochlear Limited

20110319704 - Implants and methods of securing the same: In one embodiment, an implant includes a support member defining an opening and a strap being configured to extend through the opening defined by the support member. The strap includes a first retention member and a second retention member. The first retention member is configured to engage the support member... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110319705 - Surgical implant: A surgical implant suitable for treatment of a prolapse is provided. The implant comprises a knitted mesh having a density of less than 20 g/m2. The implant is between about 1-10 cm wide and is configured to be implanted in a region of the prolapse. The prolapse can be an... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110319706 - Surgical implant and methods of use: A method of treating a vaginal prolapse is provided. The method includes accessing a vaginal prolapse, inserting an implant comprising a knitted mesh into a patient, and securing the knitted mesh in place such that the implant supports the pelvic floor of the patient. The knitted mesh has a mass... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110319707 - Therapeutic devices for the treatment of various conditions of a female individual: This invention relates to devices targeted to resolving various conditions of a female patient in need thereof, the conditions being female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence. The present disclosure provides for a device which incorporates a variety of elements in an effort to treat certain conditions of a female individual... Agent: Ohmea Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110319708 - Endoscopic tool feeding module: A tool feeding module for an endoscopic apparatus is disclosed. The module includes a housing removably connected to the endoscopic apparatus. A channel is formed within the housing, the channel having an inlet, an outlet, and discrete sections between the inlet and outlet, the channel configured to receive a tool... Agent:

20110319709 - Treatment device for endoscope: A treatment device for an endoscope includes an operating wire having a treatment section at a distal end thereof, a first sheath through which the operating wire is inserted, a second sheath into which the first sheath is inserted, a locking portion provided in the treatment section to advance or... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110319710 - Scope protection for endoscopic devices: A medical device for insertion through a channel of an endoscope comprises a sheath forming a smooth outer surface over a first abrasive portion of a length of the device. A second portion of the length of the device remains uncovered by the sheath.... Agent:

20110319711 - Electronic endoscope system, processor for electronic endoscope, image search system, and image search method: In a search mode of an electronic endoscope system, ordinary light images and special light images are captured from a body cavity respectively under white light and special light. Simultaneously, biological information on the body cavity is acquired from image signals obtained under the special light. The ordinary and special... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110319712 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system is able to stably obtain an image free from speckle interference. A captured image including a first basic color component B on which a speckle noise of a laser beam is superimposed and a second basic color component G not including the speckle noise. A speckle noise... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110319713 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system:

20110319715 - Encapsulated endoscope system in which endoscope moves in lumen by itself and rotation of image of region to be observed is ceased: An encapsulated endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises: an encapsulated endoscope that rotates to develop a thrust; a controller that moves the encapsulated endoscope in an intended direction of advancement; an imaging unit incorporated in the encapsulated endoscope; and an image processing unit that receives image data... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110319714 - Methods and devices for controlling a shapeable medical device: Systems and methods are described herein that improve control of a shapeable or steerable instrument using shape data. Additional methods include preparing a robotic medical system for use with a shapeable instrument and controlling advancement of a shapeable medical device within an anatomic path. Also described herein are methods for... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20110319716 - Gas supply and liquid supply apparatus: A gas supply and liquid supply apparatus includes: a first fluid pipe which is provided in a distal end part of an insertion part of an endoscope, the first fluid pipe for supplying a first fluid; a second fluid pipe which is provided in the distal end part of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110319717 - Optical window for in vivo imaging device: An optical system for preventing shaded areas and method of manufacturing the optical system include an imager, at least one illumination source, and an optical window, behind which the imager and the at least one illumination source are positioned. The optical window may include a diffusing element on a portion... Agent:

20110319718 - Laryngoscope: A laryngoscope includes an arm and a handle. The arm is configurable between at least a first and a second position. A first blade sheath secures over the arm in the first position and a second blade sheath secures over the arm in the second position. A method of configuring... Agent: General Electric Company

20110319719 - Thoracic access port: A surgical access assembly having a body including a leading end, a trailing end, and first and second body members extending between the leading and trailing ends. The leading end, trailing end and first and second body members define a passageway therethrough for receipt of surgical instrumentation. First and second... Agent:

20110319720 - Blade insert illuminator: A blade insert illumination system includes one or more illumination elements composed of a transparent or semitransparent polymer that is preferably biocompatible and sterilizable. The illumination elements operate as a waveguide and may incorporate optical components such as, for example, facets, lenses, gratings, prisms and or diffusers to operate as... Agent: Invuity, Inc.

20110319721 - Sleep depth determining device, sleep depth maintaining device, and sleep depth determining method: A sleep depth determining device 2 is a device for determining an object person M's depth of sleep using a sensitivity threshold which is the minimum stimulus intensity that can be sensed by the object person M in a sleep state and includes: a stimulus giving unit 5 that gives... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110319723 - System for characterizing chronic physiological data: An implantable medical device (IMD) senses physiological episodes and stores data associated with the physiological episodes in the IMD. The data is then processed based on a pattern of recurrence of the physiological episodes.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110319722 - Uninterruptible power supply for a medical appliance: An apparatus for metered supply of a liquid medicament having a power supply which not only allows the primary battery to be replaced without interrupting the insulin supply, but also makes it possible to bridge uncontrolled short-term interruptions in the current supply or voltage supply resulting from bouncing of the... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20110319725 - Information processing system and information processing apparatus: An information processing system includes: a physical measurement apparatus measuring the body of a user and radio-transmitting measurement data and an information processing apparatus receiving the measurement data radio-transmitted from the physical measurement apparatus, displaying information on the measurement data of the user on a screen, and displaying a notice... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110319724 - Methods and systems for non-invasive, internal hemorrhage detection: Methods and systems for detecting internal hemorrhaging in a person are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, one method includes the steps of measuring physiological conditions associated with the person and processing the measured physiological conditions using a probabilistic network to determine if the person has internal hemorrhaging. The method also... Agent:

20110319726 - Within-patient algorithm to predict heart failure decompensation: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for predicting heart failure decompensation using within-patient diagnostics. A method comprises detecting an alert status of each of one or more sensors; calculating an alert score by combining the detected alerts; and calculating a composite alert score, the composite alert score... Agent:

20110319727 - Capsule-type medical device and capsule-type medical system: The burden on a patient is reduced, and acquired measurement information is readily and reliably collected. A capsule-type medical device is provided, including a capsule-type casing that is introduced into a body cavity of a patient, a measurement-information acquisition unit that is disposed inside the casing and that acquires measurement... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110319728 - Blood parameter sensor and flow control system, method and computer program product: A system is provided for sensing a blood parameter, such as an analyte, in a patient's vasculature. The system includes a vascular access device, a parameter sensor, a pressure sensor and a flow control device. The vascular access device supports the parameter sensor within the vasculature of the patient and... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20110319729 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent:

20110319730 - Bio-photonic feedback control software and database: A process, apparatus, and method for online control and database collection and management of a computerized detection, tracking, and feedback control system. The system tests for nutrients by Raman scattering effects on skin or other tissues to determine the content of carotenoids or other nutrients as evidenced in that skin.... Agent: Nu Skin International, Inc.

20110319731 - Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject: A method for noninvasively measuring analytes such as blood glucose levels includes using a non-imaging OCT-based system to scan a two-dimensional area of biological tissue and gather data continuously during the scanning. Structures within the tissue where measured-analyte-induced changes to the OCT data dominate over changes induced by other analytes... Agent: Glt Acquisition Corp.

20110319732 - Ischemic conditioning for improved athletic performance: Methods for ischemic conditioning treatments of a chronic medical condition are provided. Baseline disease-related parameters of a patient with a chronic medical condition are measured. Ischemia is induced in the patient by occluding and releasing arterial flow in one or more extremities of the patient. Post-ischemia parameters in the patient... Agent:

20110319733 - Devices, systems and methods for on-skin or on-body mounting of medical devices: Devices, systems, methods and kits for releasably mounting a medical device on the body or skin of a user are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110319734 - Sensor systems having multiple probes and electrode arrays: Embodiments of the invention provide amperometric analyte sensors having multiple related structural elements (e.g. sensor arrays comprising a working, counter and reference electrode) and algorithms designed for use with such sensors. While embodiments of the innovation can be used in a variety of contexts, typical embodiments of the invention include... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110319739 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110319738 - Medical devices and insertion systems and methods: Implantable medical devices, systems, methods and kits for transcutaneous insertion of the implantable medical devices are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110319737 - Method and system for non-invasive determination of glycogen stores: Provided is a non-transitory machine readable medium on which is stored a computer program for non-invasive determination of glycogen stores including, the computer program including instructions which when executed by a computer system perform the steps of: receiving an ultrasound scan of a target muscle; and evaluating at least a... Agent: Musclesound, LLC

20110319735 - Method for non-invasive determination of glycogen stores: Provided is a non-invasive method of determining glycogen stores including: receiving an ultrasound scan of at least a portion of a target muscle; and evaluating at least a portion of the ultrasound scan to determine glycogen store within the target muscle.... Agent: Musclesound, LLC

20110319736 - System for non-invasive determination of glycogen stores: Provided is a system for non-invasive determination of glycogen stores including: a glycogen evaluator structured and arranged to evaluate at least one selected portion of a scan of a selected target muscle to determine a glycogen store within the target muscle.... Agent: Musclesound, LLC

20110319740 - Ophthalmological analysis method and analysis system: The invention relates to an ophthalmological analysis method for measuring an intraocular pressure in an eye with an analysis system consisting of an actuating device, wherein the actuating device causes a puff of air to be applied to the eye in such manner that the cornea is deformed, an observation... Agent: Oculus Optikgeraete Gmbh

20110319741 - Adapting radiotherapy treatment plans: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of pre-approving a range of hypothetical spatial variations of the target whilst an initial treatment plan is generated. This allows the treatment plan to be later adapted to account for spatial variations of the target region falling within those pre-approved ranges, without... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ)

20110319746 - Methods and systems for monitoring intrabody tissues: A method for monitoring an intrabody region of a patient. The method comprises intercepting electromagnetic (EM) radiation from the intrabody region in a plurality of EM radiation sessions during a period of at least 6 hours, calculating a dielectric related change of the intrabody region by analyzing respective the intercepted... Agent: Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd.

20110319745 - Patient matching surgical guide and method for using the same: A system and method for developing customized apparatus for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or morphology, which may be derived from capturing MRI data or CT data, to fabricate at least one custom apparatus. According to... Agent:

20110319744 - Photoacoustic imaging apparatus and photoacoustic imaging method: A region selecting means sequentially selects a plurality of partial regions, into which a range to be imaged of a subject is divided. A light irradiation detecting section detects light which is irradiated onto the subject from a laser light source. A signal obtaining section samples acoustic signals detected by... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110319742 - Spatial imaging methods for biomedical monitoring and systems thereof: A method for monitoring at least one biomedical characteristic is disclosed. A first microneedle coated with one or more regions of a chemical sensing material is illuminated. One or more digital images are captured of the first microneedle, wherein at least one of the one or more digital images is... Agent: Sensivida Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110319743 - Ultrasonic photoacoustic imaging apparatus and operation method of the same: An ultrasonic photoacoustic imaging apparatus which includes a probe incorporating an array transducer having a plurality of transducers and an acoustic image generation unit that generates, based on a mixed signal obtained by converting an acoustic wave, in which an ultrasonic wave and a photoacoustic wave are mixed and making... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110319747 - Magnetic resonance device for use in a magnetic resonance-guided ultrasound treatment: A magnetic resonance device for use in a magnetic resonance-guided ultrasound treatment has a magnet housing defining a patient receptacle and including a primary magnet, and an ultrasound device, such as an HIFU device, with a transducer unit, The magnet housing has a receptacle therein for the transducer unit of... Agent:

20110319748 - Apparatus and method for cooling a tissue volume during thermal therapy treatment: An apparatus for cooling certain tissues in the vicinity of diseased or other tissue undergoing thermal treatment is disclosed. The present apparatus is configured and designed to have certain physical characteristics, e.g., certain acoustic and imaging responses. In some embodiments the present apparatus is compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)... Agent:

20110319751 - Dynamic reference method and system for use with surgical procedures: A substrate configured for placement on an internal organ or internal tissue is provided. In certain embodiments, the substrate conforms to and moves with the internal organ or internal tissue. Three or more sensor elements are integrated on the substrate. In one implementation, the substrate and associated sensor elements provide... Agent: General Electric Company

20110319752 - Image super enhancement: Apparatus and methods are provided for imaging a tool inside a portion of a subject's body that undergoes motion. A plurality of image frames of the portion are acquired. An image frame in which the tool is enhanced is generated by (a) identifying radiopaque markers in the image frames, (b)... Agent: Sync-rx, Ltd.

20110319750 - Navigation data sharing system and navigation instrument: A navigation system includes two or more navigation instruments connected with a network, and two or more sensors connected with the network and for detecting information to be used by the navigation instruments. The navigation instrument includes a switch control module for switching between a state in which the navigation... Agent: Furuno Electric Company, Limited

20110319749 - System and method for determining medical capsule location inside a human body: Systems and methods are provided for capsule location determination. There is a need to estimate the capsule location in a living body for drug dispensing, correlating capsule images with actual tract location and other purposes. A capsule location determining system is disclosed which comprises a plurality of sensing devices and... Agent: Capso Vision, Inc.

20110319753 - Systems and methods for imaging sinuses: Systems, devices, and methods for imaging a sinus in a patient involving a through sinus are presented. In one instance, a system includes a radiopaque wound filler for disposing into the through sinus. The system further includes a radiopaque solution for deploying into the sinus, and a radiopaque solution unit... Agent:

20110319754 - Variable length catheter for drug delivery: A system and method for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The system and method provide for adjustability of the length of the treatment area. A catheter system includes an inner elongated element and an outer elongated element positioned coaxially with respect to... Agent:

20110319755 - Sensing module for orthopedic load sensing insert device: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated measurement device having at least one contacting surface that couples to the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing module... Agent: Orthosensor

20110319756 - Method for ultrasound vibrometry using orthogonal basis functions: A method for measuring a mechanical property of a subject includes using an ultrasound transducer to apply ultrasonic vibration pulses to a location in a subject in order to induce shear waves at multiple prescribed orthogonal frequencies in the subject. The ultrasound transducer is directed by an excitation signal that... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110319758 - Hyperechogenic needles: A hyperechogenie needle includes a rigid shaft, which can be a hollow metal cannula, having a hyperechogenic particulate material affixed on an outer surface of the shaft that provides for enhanced visualization of the needle in two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound, particularly when the needle is in a position forming a non-90°... Agent:

20110319759 - Optically guided needle biopsy system using multi-modal spectroscopy: The present invention includes an apparatus, system and method for detection of tissues, e.g., a cancer, by optical biopsy comprising: a motorized computer-controlled probe holder; a needle-like probe connected to and controlled by the motorized computer-controlled probe holder, the probe comprising an optical and an ultrasound detector; and one or... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20110319757 - Tissue resection under image guidance/control: An improved method and device for accurate, efficient surgical procedures are disclosed. The disclosed system consists in simultaneously using an elongated member that conveys energy to a treatment site and imaging means to control position of the elongated member and monitor treatment progress in real-time. In a preferred embodiment, for... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries Inc.

20110319762 - Intravascular ultrasound detection of blood-flow distribution in an arterial wall: A system and method for quantitative determination of density of vasa vasorum in an arterial wall that utilizes a detection of temporal and/or spatial displacement of blood-flow with the use of intravascular ultrasound system. Locations of extrema in the spatial distribution can be identified to detect vascular defects. The system... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20110319760 - Monitoring system: A portable ultrasound monitoring system having an array of electroacoustic transducers, each transducer is constructed and arranged to emit an ultrasound wave when powered with an electric excitation signal and generate an electric reception signal when impinged by a reflected ultrasound wave. The monitoring system also has a generating means... Agent:

20110319761 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprises a data acquisition unit configured to scan a region which includes at least part of a heart of an object and acquire ultrasonic data associated with the region, a curve acquisition unit configured to acquire temporal change curves of a wall... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110319763 - Methods and apparatus for automated measuring of the interventricular septum thickness: A method for automatically measuring interventricular septum thickness is provided. The method in one embodiment comprises acquiring a series of ultrasound images of a heart, acquiring a septum mask by applying a septum segmentation algorithm on the series of ultrasound images, localizing a mitral valve tip using a valve tip... Agent: General Electric Company

20110319764 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: The ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus according to the embodiments transmits ultrasonic waves to a subject, generates an ultrasound image based on the signals received from the subject, and comprises sub arrays, a main array, an aperture diameter setting part, and a delay pattern setting part. The sub arrays consist of a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110319765 - Energetic modulation of nerves: A system for applying focused ultrasound energy to a nerve surrounding an artery of a patient includes a piezoelectric array comprising a plurality of piezoelectric elements, a controller configured to control at least a subset of the piezoelectric elements so that at least one of the piezoelectric elements in the... Agent: Kona Medical, Inc.

20110319766 - Measuring device, biological testing device, flow velocity measuring method, and pressure measuring method: A measuring device includes an ultrasonic sensor with ultrasonic arrays each having a linear array structure in which ultrasonic elements are arranged along a linear scanning direction with the linear scanning directions of at least two of the ultrasonic arrays being different from each other, a transmission/reception control unit that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110319767 - Ultrasonic sensor, measuring device, and measurement system: An ultrasonic sensor has two or more ultrasonic arrays disposed on a probe surface, and a delay control unit that controls a transmission angle of ultrasonic waves transmitted from the ultrasonic arrays. The ultrasonic arrays have a linear array structure in which a plurality of ultrasonic elements are arranged in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110319768 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic device: Provided are an ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic probe, and an ultrasonic diagnostic device which enable an ultrasonic beam in the depth direction of diagnosis to be narrowly focused in a wide region, thereby obtaining a high-resolution diagnostic image. An ultrasonic transducer (100) is provided with an ultrasonic vibrator (110), a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110319769 - Ischemic status monitoring: An ischemia monitoring system has detectors for detecting the onset of an ischemic event of a tissue in subject, the end of the ischemic event and the end of a following recovery from the ischemic event, respectively. A time processor determines the duration of the ischemic event and the recovery... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20110319770 - Function adding module: A function adding module includes a connection portion for connection to an existing blood pressure meter with an air tube and a connection portion for connection to a cuff with an air tube. The function adding module calculates a pressure value by detecting a change in internal pressure of the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110319771 - Vital luminal part evaluating apparatus: A pressure vessel is provided with an annular inflation bag and an annular inflation bag for sealing the pressure vessel at intermediate positions of brachium and antebrachium of the live body in longitudinal direction of the arms of the live body, and is configured to permit a change of an... Agent: National University Corporation Nagoya Institute Of Technology

20110319772 - Lead motion sensing via cable microphonics: An ambulatory medical device can include an excitation circuit configured to be electrically coupled to an implantable lead, the excitation circuit configured to provide a non-tissue-stimulating first signal to the implantable lead when the implantable lead is located at or near a tissue site. In an example, the system can... Agent:

20110319773 - Multipurpose host system for invasive cardiovascular diagnostic measurement acquisition including an enhanced dynamically configured graphical display: The present invention provides a multipurpose host system for processing and displaying invasive cardiovascular diagnostic measurement data. The system includes a an external input signal bus interface. The bus interface receives data arising from cardiovascular diagnostic measurement sensors. Measurement processing components receive data from particular sensor types. Based on the... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20110319774 - Kind of blood pressure monitor taking the blood pressure of both arms simultaneously: This utility model provides a kind of blood pressure monitor to take the blood pressure of both arms simultaneously, including: power supply system, operation buttons, LCD monitor screen, plugholes for rubber tubes located on the LCD monitor screen, the rubber tube is plugged into the plughole and connected with the... Agent:

20110319775 - Blood flow image diagnosing device: The present invention provides a blood flow image diagnosis device comprising: a laser beam irradiation system that irradiates an observation region of a body tissue with a laser beam; a light receiving system having a light receiver including a large number of pixels that detects reflected light from the observation... Agent: Kyushu Institute Of Technology

20110319776 - Cardiac contraction detection using information indicative of lead motion: Systems and methods for cardiac contraction detection using information indicative of lead motion are described. In an example, an implantable medical device can include a receiver circuit configured to be electrically coupled to conductor comprising a portion of an implantable lead and be configured to obtain information indicative of a... Agent:

20110319777 - Ecg device with impulse and channel switching adc noise filter and error corrector for derived leads: The present invention provides a device and method for filtering impulsive noise and channel switching noise at ADC in an ECG device with multiplexed ESCs. The filtering is based on an implementation of Burst Sampling technique also a method for correcting errors in derived leads caused by time delays due... Agent: Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research

20110319778 - Cardiac function monitor using information indicative of lead motion: Systems and methods to monitor cardiac function using information indicative of lead motion are described. In an example, a system including an implantable medical device can include a receiver circuit configured to be electrically coupled to conductor comprising a portion of an implantable lead and be configured to obtain information... Agent:

20110319779 - Rhythm discrimination using information indicative of lead motion: Systems and methods for rhythm discrimination using the motion of an implantable lead are described. In an example, an implantable medical device can include a receiver circuit configured to be electrically coupled to an implantable lead and be configured to obtain information indicative of a movement of the implantable lead... Agent:

20110319780 - Method for identifying a characteristic profile of an r-wave in an ekg signal and a computer program product as well as an electronically readable data medium for performing the method: A method for identifying a characteristic profile of an R-wave in an EKG signal is proposed. A temporal sequence of measurement values is recorded and stored with associated time value. A number of values for identified temporal derivative and their respective time values is identified in the stored measurement values.... Agent:

20110319781 - Method and device for recording an electrocardiogram: The invention relates to a method for recording an electrocardiogram, for example, comprising the steps of: a) receiving electrocardiogram signals from at least two electrodes (2, 3, 4, 5); b) calculating a current electrocardiogram from the received electrocardiogram signals, assuming an arrangement of the electrodes (2, 3, 4, 5); c)... Agent: Personal Medsystems Gmbh

20110319782 - Cardiac mechanical vibration monitor using information indicative of lead motion: Systems and methods to monitor cardiac mechanical vibrations using information indicative of lead motion are described. In an example, a system including an implantable medical device can include an excitation circuit configured to provide a non-tissue stimulating, non-therapeutic electrical excitation signal to a portion of an implantable lead. A receiver... Agent:

20110319783 - Gas mixing device for an air-way management system: The invention relates to a gas mixing device (10) for an air-way management system. The device has an elongated chamber (C) with a first gas inlet port (1P) being arranged for intake of atmospheric air (AA) into the chamber, the first inlet port being positioned at an end section of... Agent: Mermaid Care A/s

20110319784 - Emotional state determining apparatus: An emotional state determining apparatus capable of determining an emotional state of a subject without reducing determination accuracy even if the number of brain wave signals to be used is reduced. A multifractal dimension computing section 3 computes multifractal dimensions based on brain wave signals or brain wave difference signals.... Agent: Nagaoka University Of Technology

20110319785 - Implantable systems and methods for identifying a contra-ictal condition in a subject: Systems and methods of monitoring a subject's neurological condition are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition,... Agent:

20110319786 - Apparatus and method for measuring physiological functions: A sensor for monitoring a physiological function such as hydration including microelectrode arrays and electronics operatively connected and placed on an elastic strip, the assembled sensor being attached to a person in such a manner as to pinch and raise the skin under the elastic strip.... Agent:

20110319787 - Interface pressure measurement system: The subject matter of the present invention is a system for measuring interface pressure exerted on the skin, that is in particular of use in compression therapy, characterized in that it comprises:—a supporting member bearing sensors, including at least two pressure sensors spaced out on the supporting member in order... Agent: Laboratoires Urgo

20110319788 - Minimally invasive removal device with breakaway sheath: A tissue removal device is disclosed which includes an elongate shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the elongate shaft defines a longitudinal axis, a bag support defining an opening, the bag support being collapsible and expandable to open and close the opening, a bag operatively attached... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110319789 - Eye sampling device: The eye sampling device (10) comprises supporting means (12) comprising a sampling surface (11), the supporting means being elastically deformable between a rest position and a sampling position and conformed so that, upon being used for sampling, the sampling surface applied in the sampling position in a coinciding way onto... Agent:

20110319790 - Pharmaceutical composition and system for permeabilizing fetal membranes: Provided is a pharmaceutical composition for permeabilizing fetal membranes including an active ingredient having a log K in the range of 2 to 4, where K is the octanol/water partition coefficient. The active ingredient may be, for example, bupivacaine, sodium lauryl sulfate or oleic acid. Further provided is a system... Agent: B.g. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd.

20110319791 - Systems and methods for measuring mechanical properties of deformable materials: Systems and methods deform the surface of the material with a probe, such as a mechanical device or a gas/liquid jet, while optically recording in detail the three-dimensional (3D) topography of the resulting surface deformation. The probe effectively applies a forcing function to the material, the attributes of which are... Agent:

20110319792 - Apparatus and method for measuring in vivo biomechanical properties of skin: An assembly for measuring in vivo biomechanical properties of skin, comprising a testing device, said testing device comprising; a first pad attachable to the skin a second pad attachable to the skin, at a known distance from the first pad; said attachability of the pads to the skin to prevent... Agent: National University Of Singapore

  
12/22/2011 > 100 patent applications in 68 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110313232 - Multi-field charged particle cancer therapy method and apparatus: The invention relates generally to treatment of solid cancers. More particularly, the invention relates to a multi-field charged particle cancer therapy method and apparatus coordinated with negative ion beam creation, ion beam focusing, charged particle acceleration, patient rotation, and/or patient respiration. Preferably, the charged particle therapy is performed on a... Agent:

20110313231 - Radiation systems: A radiation system includes a first ring, a radiation source capable of providing radiation suitable for treating a patient, the radiation source secured to the first ring, a second ring located behind the first ring, and an imager secured to the second ring. A radiation system includes a first device... Agent: Varian Medical Systems Technologies, Inc.

20110313228 - Radiotherapy apparatus control method and radiotherapy apparatus control apparatus: A radiotherapy apparatus control method according to the present invention includes: a step S6 of calculating rotational and first translational correction amounts based on a position and orientation of a first region represented by a radioscopic image of a subject; and a step S9 of calculating a second translational correction... Agent:

20110313230 - Specific binding proteins and uses thereof: The present invention relates to specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to EGFR on tumor cells that overexpress EGFR, and on tumor cells that express the truncated version of the EGFR receptor, de2-7 EGF. In particular, the epitope recognized by the specific binding members, particularly antibodies... Agent:

20110313229 - Therapy targeting cancer stem cells: Disclosed herein are new immunotherapy methods that involve the isolation of cancer stem cells from tumor tissue and use of the cells either directly or indirectly through proteins or other factors associated with the cells to activate antigen presenting cells. The activated antigen presenting cells are useful as a therapy... Agent:

20110313233 - Down-regulation of cold shock proteins for cancer treatment: The present invention is in the field of treatment of diseased tissues, including cancerous tissues. In one embodiment, the present invention provides methods of identifying tissues that down-regulate cold shock proteins in response to environmental stresses, such as heat. The present invention also provides methods of treatment of diseased tissues... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20110313234 - Electromagnetic stimulation device and method thereof: The present provides an electromagnetic stimulation device and a method thereof. Energy stored in a magnetic field can be released in a short period of time when an input current is stopped so as to output an electromagnetic pulse with high voltage and high current by self-inductance of an inductor... Agent:

20110313235 - Apparatus for modulating perfusion in the microcirculation of the blood: The invention relates to an apparatus for modulating perfusion in the microcirculation of the blood. The apparatus consists of a first device for generating a pulsed electromagnetic field having a synchronous or asynchronous specific pulse sequence of a periodic electromagnetic field, including a first group of pulses with a pulse... Agent: Peter Gleim

20110313236 - Method and apparatus for performing deep brain stimulation with an electric field: One embodiment of the invention provides a method and apparatus for performing deep brain stimulation with an electromagnetic field. The includes an electrode assembly having multiple electrodes and a phased array system for driving the electrodes to generate the electromagnetic field. By controlling delays within the phased array system, the... Agent: Ucl Busines PLC

20110313238 - Fluid delivery system and method for monitoring fluid delivery system: A fluid delivery system includes an electric motor, a pump driven by the electric motor, and a control system. The control system is programmed to supply a variable voltage to the electric motor, to sense a response of a current of the electric motor to the variable voltage, and to... Agent:

20110313237 - Medical device or instrument having porous structure: The present invention relates to an inflow cannula for blood circulatory assist devices, having a robust structure and possessing a thrombus anchoring effect. Furthermore, the inflow cannula for blood circulatory assist devices does not deform or exhibit loss of dimensional accuracy during the manufacture process. These features are achieved by... Agent: Sun Medical Technology Research Corp.

20110313239 - Methods and devices for generating breath cues: A method of generating light is disclosed. The method includes generating steady light during a first period. The method also includes generating varying light during a second period, the second period is less than one quarter of the first period, and the varying light is in the form of breath... Agent:

20110313240 - Flow restrictor and method for automatically controlling pressure for a gastric band: A bladder assembly is provided in order to maintain the pressure in the balloon portion of a gastric band in a range corresponding to a so-called Green Zone. Multiple bladders are connected by flexible tubing which is connected at a distal end to the balloon portion of a gastric band.... Agent: Cavu Medical, Inc.

20110313241 - Method of treating vaginal prolapse: A method of treating prolapsed vagina by tacking the prolapsed vagina to tissue proximate the obturator foramens with anchor mechanisms applied from inside the vagina.... Agent: Springboard Medical, Inc.

20110313242 - Endoscope sheath: An endoscope sheath is provided for advancing medical devices into the anatomy of a patient. The endoscope sheath includes at least one lumen that may be used to advance devices alongside an endoscope. The endoscope sheath may include an endoscope cap configured to mate with the lumen. The endoscope may... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.

20110313244 - Gastroscope: A gastroscope has an insertion tube with a working channel therein, and a sensor is guided in the working channel via a guidewire. The sensor has a first electrode produced of an acid-resistant noble metal, and a second electrode produced of silver. An electrical voltage is applied between the first... Agent:

20110313245 - Modular endoscope: An endoscope (29) having a handle (1) in which a light source (2) and a video camera (3) are directly integrated, and additional endoscope components can be coupled via a quick-coupling (5). The additional endoscope components can be probes, catheters or control elements, for example, that can be modularly combined... Agent: Scholly Fiberoptic Gmbh

20110313243 - Multi-linked endoscopic device with spherical distal assembly: A device for performing a procedure may include an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and an adapted link having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end may include a first mating surface, where the proximal end may be configured to attach to... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20110313247 - System for tissue dissection and retraction: A system for tissue dissection and retraction is disclosed herein. A tissue dissection assembly generally comprises an elongate body shaft, an actuation member movable relative to the elongate body shaft, and at least one dissector arm member having at least a first end attached to the elongate body shaft, wherein... Agent:

20110313246 - Treatment instrument for endoscope and method of harvesting lymph node: A treatment instrument for endoscope of the present invention includes a puncture needle having a barb. A lymph node removing method of the present invention includes: an insertion step, wherein an endoscope has an insertable insertion portion which is inserted into an esophagus or a trachea being a lumen inside... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110313248 - Orientation adapter for injection tube in flexible endoscope: An endoscope adapter ring for a needleless fluid delivery system for delivering therapeutic fluids to treatment sites within a patient. The needless fluid delivery system can include an automated injector source and a needleless access device. The access device can include a delivery scope and a treatment specific applicator. The... Agent:

20110313249 - Endoluminal crawler: An endoluminal crawler used in endoscopic procedures includes a body and an actuation unit. The body includes a tubular portion. The actuation unit includes an actuator providing a rotational output and a traction belt. The traction belt includes a traction portion and an engaging portion. The traction portion protrudes out... Agent:

20110313250 - Seal port with blood collector: An access assembly for insertion through a single incision is provided. The access assembly includes a foam body having a proximal end and a distal end and a plurality of lumens extending through the foam body. Each of the lumens includes a sleeve extending the length of the body. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110313251 - Endoscope bending portion and manufacturing method of bending tube: Each of the first hinge portions includes a first central planar portion, and first both-sides planar portion, and each of second hinge portions includes a second central planar portion, and second both-sides planar portion which is arranged on the same plane as the first both-sides planar portion. At least one... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110313252 - Micro sensing apparatus: The present invention discloses a micro sensing apparatus comprising a sensing device, a cylindrical plastic body and a plurality of circuits. The sensing device has a bottom surface. The cylindrical plastic body is axially coupled to the sensing device and includes a connecting portion and a carrying portion, and the... Agent: Pioneer Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.

20110313253 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes a transparent member provided at a distal end of an insertion portion of an endoscope, opposed to an image pickup optical system, a transducer attached to an inner surface of the transparent member, a diffraction grating provided on an outer surface of the transparent member, for... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110313254 - Light source device and endoscopic apparatus: An object is to provide a light source device that can readily synchronize the lighting cycle of light sources and the rotation cycle of a light guide rod. Provided is a light source device (10) that includes LEDs (11) arranged in the form of a ring and each configured to... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110313255 - Veress needle with removable optical inserts: A veress needle including a housing, a first optical insert for contact viewing, and a second optical insert for distance viewing. The housing including one or more insufflation conduits and an elongate member. The one or more insufflation conduits being adapted to permit the passage and reception of at least... Agent:

20110313256 - Surgical methods and surgical kits: This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame. Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindrical portion and a contiguous blade portion,... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.

20110313258 - Method and apparatus for soliciting an expert opinion from a care provider and managing health management protocols: A computer-implemented method of facilitating communication between a care giver and a care provider. The method includes receiving identifications of one or more of primary complaints and selecting data collection questions based at least in part on the identified primary complaint(s). The questions are presented to the care giver in... Agent: Dauphin Health, Inc.

20110313257 - Method for recording and evaluation of measurements related to the condition of a patient for configuration of a portable, patient-controlled device operated to record said measurements and related device: In a method for recording and evaluating measurements related to the condition of a patient for configuration of a portable, patient-controlled device operated to record the measurements,—at least one measurement describing the condition of the patient is recorded by the device,—the measurement and/or at least one parameter derived therefrom is/are... Agent:

20110313259 - Physiological condition estimation device and vehicle control device: Provided are a physiological condition estimation device and a vehicle control device capable of preventing an error in the operation of an apparatus, such as a vehicle, and improving the safety of the operation of the apparatus. The physiological condition estimation device includes an eye-open time acquiring unit that acquires... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20110313260 - Diaper-type vital sign measuring apparatus: Provided is a vital sign measuring apparatus capable of measuring vital signs such as a temperature of a human body, breathing, acceleration, oxygen saturation, voice, etc. to analyze and display a health index. The diaper-type vital sign measuring apparatus includes a vital sign measuring part for detecting variation in abdominal... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20110313261 - Wearable ambulatory data recorder: A wearable ambulatory data recorder that senses physiological parameters of a patient, and stores physiological parameter data for later retrieval, as well as techniques for using such a wearable ambulatory data recorder, are described. The data recorder includes one or more sensors located on or within a housing. The data... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110313262 - Method and apparatus for prevention of apnea: Embodiments provide a continuous monitor of a patient's oxygenation and/or respiration coupled to a device configured to stimulate the patient's respiratory drive and/or summon medical assistance. In embodiments, there are provided systems, devices, and methods to assist in preventing patients from overdosing themselves with narcotics post-surgery. In embodiments, an apnea... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University

20110313263 - Methoda and devices for relieving stress: Easy to use, cost-effective methods and devices for evaluating and treating stress and thereby disorders caused or exacerbated by stress are provided. More particularly methods and devices for identifying RSA waves during respiration which provide a subject with real-time RSA wave information are provided. These methods and devices also can... Agent: Respironics, Inc.

20110313264 - Full body plethysmographic chamber incorporating photoplethysmographic sensor for use with small non-anesthetized animals: A full body plethysmographic chamber includes a noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor within the chamber. The noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor is for mobile animals such as small rodents, namely rats and mice in the full body plethysmographic chamber and is useful in a laboratory research environment. The noninvasive photoplethysmographic sensor may be a... Agent: Starr Life Sciences Corp.

20110313266 - Endoscopic capsule: An endoscopic capsule has a biocompatible capsule housing that contains at least one sensor device for acquiring medical data. The sensor is arranged on an outer surface of the housing, and has a first electrode produced of an acid-resistant noble metal, and a second electrode produced of silver. An electrical... Agent:

20110313265 - Gastroscope: A gastroscope has an insertion tube with a distal end, at which a sensor is located. The sensor has a first electrode produced of an acid-resistant noble metal, and a second electrode produced of silver. An electrical voltage is applied between the first and second electrodes, and a change in... Agent:

20110313267 - Blood glucose monitoring system, strip accommodation device, strip storage device, and automated blood collection device: The present invention relates to a blood glucose monitoring system, a strip accommodation device, a strip storage device, and an automated blood collection device, wherein the blood glucose monitoring system has the strip accommodation device formed integrally therewith, the strip accommodation device being configured to convert a rotary motion of... Agent:

20110313268 - Clinician programmer system and method for steering volumes of activation: A system and method for selection of stimulation parameters for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may include a processor that displays in a display device and in relation to a displayed model of a leadwire including model electrodes, a current field corresponding to a first stimulation parameter set, provides a user... Agent: Intelect Medical

20110313269 - Micro-electrode array package using liquid crystal polymer and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed herein is a micro-electrode array package including a micro-electrode array comprising: a substrate section including a liquid crystal polymer; an electrode section collecting and transferring bio-signals; and a cover section insulating and protecting the electrode section and including a liquid crystal polymer, wherein the electrode section is disposed in... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

20110313270 - Neural probe with modular microelectrode: The present disclosure relates to a neural probe system comprising: a carrier, at least one planar microelectrode attached to the carrier, the planar microelectrode comprising a set of two or more conductive segments, the set being confined in an area of from 15 μm2 to 8000 μm2, and electrical connections... Agent: Imec

20110313271 - Stiffness enhanced filaments: An embodiment of the invention includes a biocompatible stiffness enhanced pliable electrically conductive filament configured for contact with living tissue and electrical communication with such tissue. The pliability of the filament allows the distal end of the filament to remain at the original site of penetration into the tissue despite... Agent: Mann Medical Research Organization

20110313272 - Ophthalmological analysis method and analysis system: The invention relates to an ophthalmological analysis method for measuring an intraocular pressure in an eye with an analysis system consisting of an actuating device with which a cornea of the eye is deformed in contactless manner, wherein the actuating device causes a puff of air to be applied to... Agent: Oculus Optikgeraete Gmbh

20110313273 - Ophthalmological analysis method and analysis system: The invention relates to an ophthalmological analysis method for measuring an intraocular pressure in an eye with an analysis system consisting of an actuating device, wherein the actuating device causes a puff of air to be applied to the eye in such manner that the cornea is deformed, an observation... Agent: Oculus Optikgeraete Gmbh

20110313274 - Methods and apparatuses for 3d imaging in magnetoencephalography and magnetocardiography: This invention discloses methods and apparatuses for 3D imaging in Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Magnetocardiography (MCG), and electrical activity in any biological tissue such as neural/muscle tissue. This invention is based on Field Paradigm founded on the principle that the field intensity distribution in a 3D volume space uniquely determines the 3D... Agent:

20110313277 - Method and device for magnetic induction tomography: This invention relates to a method and device for reconstructing images of an object of interest. According to the invention, the device comprises a plurality of transmitting coils (102, 103, 115, 116) for generating a primary magnetic field; a plurality of measurement coils (121, 122, 129, 136); and means (150)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110313275 - Method and system for providing magnetic resonance images: i

20110313276 - Non-invasive in vitro method for quantifying liver lesions: An in-vitro non-invasive method for quantifying the lesions of the liver of the patient with metabolic steatosis addressing a diagnostic target, i.e. fibrosis, steatosis and/or steato-hepatitis (NASH) and measuring at least one marker selected from the group consisting of biomarkers and possibly clinical markers and possibly scores, the biomarkers being... Agent: Universite D'angers

20110313278 - Method of magnetic resonance-based temperature mapping: An MRI method (10) to map the temperature of a bodily tissue using measurements of the tissue density.... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20110313279 - Quantitative oxygen imaging systems and methods using echo-based single point imaging: An echo-based single point imaging (ESPI) system (10) providing high-resolution oxygen images of a sample is disclosed. The ESPI system (10) employs spin echo detection of the resonance from a spin probe and concurrent Single Point Imaging (SPI) for spatial encoding of the oxygen concentration within the sample. Images are... Agent: National Institute Of Health

20110313283 - Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue: An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending catheter lumen and adapted to provide access to the first body cavity. A framing member has a... Agent:

20110313281 - Instrument for image guided applications: A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided surgery system having a digitizer for tracking the position of the instrument in three dimensional space and a display providing an indication of the position of the instrument with respect to images of a body part taken preoperatively,... Agent:

20110313280 - Optical contact sensing in medical probes: A method for contact sensing includes transmitting optical radiation from an optical emitter coupled to a distal tip of medical probe that is positioned within a body cavity. A signal, which is indicative of a reflection of the optical radiation from tissue in the body cavity, is received from an... Agent:

20110313282 - Ultrasound for surgical cranial applications: The present disclosure relates generally to equipment and procedures in the field of surgery and/or diagnostics and, more particularly, to instruments, systems, and methods for undertaking surgical and/or diagnostic procedures that involve and/or are in proximity to the brain, e.g., cranial procedures and/or surgery. The disclosed devices generally include a... Agent: Aloka Company, Ltd.

20110313285 - C-arm pose estimation using intensity-based registration of imaging modalities: This invention provides a method for estimating C-arm fluoroscope pose. The method involves introducing a coordinate system into a C-arm image, and applying intensity-based 2D/3D registration without segmentation to the coordinate system C-arm image and an image or known model of the coordinate system, wherein the intensity-based 2D/3D registration yields... Agent:

20110313284 - Double registration: A mapping system (200) including: (a) at least one external marker (210,212,214,216) adapted for positioning outside a target (520) to define a target context; (b) at least one target marker (230) adapted for positioning with the target; (c) a data acquisition tool (221) configured to provide position coordinates for at... Agent: Dune Medical Devices Ltd.

20110313286 - Subxyphoid epicardial ablation: Methods and devices described herein facilitate ablation patterns on the heart within a pericardial sac and without opening or deflating the lungs.... Agent: Ncontact Surgical, Inc.

20110313287 - Chemical liquid injector and x-ray ct system: Chemical liquid injector 100 has injection head 110 on which a syringe filled with a chemical liquid is mounted and injection control unit 101. Injection control unit 101 has input device 142 receiving the input of data including the maximum CT value provided in test injection, a tube voltage value... Agent: Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.

20110313288 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for localizing markers or tissue structures within a body: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for localizing lesions within a patient's body, e.g., within a breast. The system may include one or more markers implantable within or around the target tissue region, and a probe for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals to detect the one or more markers. During... Agent:

20110313289 - Ultrasonic bone assessment apparatus and method: An invention is disclosed for locating a region of interest (ROI) in the radius. A method and apparatus are disclosed that use a pair of ultrasound transducers for ultrasound assessment of various properties of bone. The invention includes positioning the transducers on the anterior-posterior (dorsal and ventral) sides of a... Agent: Cyberlogic, Inc.

20110313290 - Catheter, apparatus method and computer program for applying energy to an object: The present invention relates to a catheter for applying energy to an object. The catheter (5) has a longitudinal axis (7) and includes an energy applying unit (30) for applying energy to the object and a sensing unit (20) for sensing the object in a sensing direction (23). The sensing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110313291 - Medical image processing device, medical image processing method, medical image diagnostic apparatus, operation method of medical image diagnostic apparatus, and medical image display method: A medical image processing device of the invention includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires three-dimensional image data including a moving organ; an image display unit that displays the three-dimensional image data as a three-dimensional image; an object-to-be-measured setting unit that sets a desired object to be measured on the... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20110313292 - Adaptive clutter filtering in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for adaptively performing clutter filtering upon in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system includes: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object and receive ultrasound echoes reflected from the target object to thereby acquire ultrasound data; and a... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20110313293 - Support and cover structures for an ultrasound probe head: A probe cap for use with an ultrasound probe including a head portion and an acoustic surface is disclosed. In one embodiment, the probe cap includes a body that defines a cavity sized for releasably receiving the head portion of the probe therein. The probe cap body further defines a... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110313294 - Apparatus and method for determining the position of a vein or artery: Apparatus and method for determining the position of a vein or artery in a member of a living being. With an IR light source, more particular an IR led light source, the related member such as an extremity and more particular a hand, is trans-illuminated. The IR light emerging from... Agent: Umc Utrecht Holding B.v.

20110313295 - Fluorescence method and system: A method for detecting changes in a human or animal eye is provided. The method includes illuminating the eye or at least a part thereof, in particular the lens and/or cornea, using light at a red edge excitation wavelength; detecting fluorescence caused by the red edge excitation and using the... Agent:

20110313297 - Fluoroscopy apparatus, fluoroscopy system and fluorescence-image processing method: m

20110313296 - Method and apparatus for determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using tissue fluorescence: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue from spectral information collected from the tissue. An illumination system provides light at a plurality of broadband ranges, which are communicated to an optical probe. The optical probe receives light from the illumination system... Agent:

20110313298 - Fiber array for optical imaging and therapeutics: The present invention relates to the field of optical imaging and therapeutics. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide minimally-invasive Fiberoptic Microneedle Devices (FMDs) for light-based therapeutics, which physically penetrate tissue and deliver light directly into the target area below the skin surface (FIG. 1). A preferred embodiment of... Agent:

20110313299 - Several measurement modalities in a catheter-based system: The invention provides optical switching-based systems and methods for catheter-based optical diagnosis which are particularly well suited to determining the condition of blood vessels, including the state of the vessels with respect to atherosclerosis and its development. Various embodiments provide catheter-based spectroscopic systems that are configured to cycle between different... Agent: Prescient Medical, Inc.

20110313301 - Blood pressure irregularity sensing: A medical device obtains a set of data associated with a patient's non-invasive blood pressure cycle reading, provides a representation of a pulse interval map on the display screen based on the set of data, the pulse interval map including one or more interval data points representing intervals between heat... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110313300 - Detection of noise during heart beat variation evaluation: A medical device obtains an oscillometric measurement associated with a patient's non-invasive blood pressure reading. The device determines a stability measure for at least one pair of pulses included in the oscillometric measurement, compares the stability measure to a threshold, and excludes the pair of pulses from an evaluation of... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110313302 - Blood pressure measurement with implantable medical device: An implantable medical device is connected to a cardiomechanic sensor implanted in or in connection with a cardiac ventricle. The sensor generates a deformation signal representative of the myocardial deformation. The implantable medical device processes the deformation signal by calculating the derivative thereof to generate a deformation rate signal representative... Agent:

20110313303 - Autonomic nervous balance computation apparatus and method therefor:

20110313304 - Data transfer: A data transfer component receives cardiac data from a heart sensor while the data transfer component is electromechanically coupled with the heart sensor sensitive to heart activity. A standard electromechanical interface of the data transfer component and a counterpart of the heart sensor are repeatedly connectable and disconnectable. The received... Agent: Polar Electro Oy

20110313305 - Ecg front end and method for acquiring ecg signals: An ECG front end and a method for acquiring ECG signals are disclosed. The front end comprises a plurality of parallel measurement branches, each measurement branch comprising a protection resistor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is connectable to a respective ECG electrode. Each... Agent: General Electric Company

20110313306 - Method and apparatus for monitoring stress levels or sudden changes of humor in humans or other individuals in real time by means of vapor analysis: A method is described to perform on-line detection of stress levels or changes in humor of individuals. The approach is particularly advantageous because analysis can be performed in real time or, at least, comprising a delay shorter than 30 s, and because it is non-invasive and non-degrading; and actually the... Agent: Sociedad Europea De Analisis Diferencial De Movilidad

20110313307 - Measuring lung function and lung disease progression at a lobar/segmental level: A method for determining lung function in a patient is disclosed, in which a multi-lumen catheter with an expandable occluding element at its end is used to isolate a targeted lung compartment, and respiratory characteristics at the targeted lung compartment are measured over multiple respiratory cycles. The relation between various... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20110313309 - Neurophysiological central auditory processing evaluation system and method: A system and method of central auditory processing testing and evaluation provides for identifying clinically relevant neural synchrony in the auditory brainstem pathway. The system or method finds use as a tool to evaluate auditory processing disorders, and hence, potential auditory system and/or learning disabilities. The system or method may... Agent: Northwestern University

20110313308 - Systems and methods for communicating with a computer using brain activity patterns: The embodiments described herein are directed to systems and methods for communicating with a computer. The system includes a capture device having sensors to capture a particular brain activity pattern indicative of the mental activity generated in the user by a particular subject, a data storage device operable for storing... Agent:

20110313310 - Muscle-activity diagnosis apparatus, method, and program: A muscle-activity diagnosis apparatus includes: an acquiring section acquiring a myoelectric signal from a test subject; using the myoelectric signal as an original signal, a transformed-signal generating section generating a transformed signal by performing Hilbert transformation and inverse Fourier transformation on the original signal; a phase-velocity calculation section calculating a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110313311 - Impedance measurement process: Apparatus for use in performing impedance measurements on a subject, the apparatus including a probe having a plurality of electrodes, the probe being configured to allow at least some of the electrodes to be in contact with at least part of the subject and a processing system for, determining at... Agent: Impedimed Limited

20110313312 - Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures: A system and method for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health of a known tissue by measuring the characteristics of an electrical signal applied to a conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the system and method may be used... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20110313313 - Device for detecting skin sensitivity and use of the same: A device for determining the sensitivity of the skin of a subject is provided, the device comprising a body having a head for placing in contact with the skin of the subject; vibration means for imparting a vibration to the head; a switch assembly for activating the vibration means; wherein... Agent: University Hospitals Bristol Nhs Foundation Trust

20110313314 - Method and system for detecting neuropathy: The invention provides a system and method for detecting or monitoring neuropathy in an individual. The system of the invention includes a platform having a surface in which a plurality of stimulators is embedded. Each stimulator is configured to stimulate a region in a skin area when the skin area... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

20110313315 - Auditory diagnosis and training system apparatus and method: The present invention provides a system and method for auditory skills Improvement and, more specifically, for improving auditory perception using a system and method that screens, diagnoses and trains the auditory system. The system is compatible for hearing aid users and for children. The training is specific to the auditory... Agent:

20110313316 - Biopsy device having rotational cutting: A biopsy device includes a probe assembly and a driver unit. The probe assembly includes a first cannula having a first aperture extending to a lumen proximal to a first distal end of the first cannula. A second cannula has a second aperture extending to a lumen proximal to the... Agent:

20110313317 - Adjustable connector, improved fluid flow and reduced clotting risk: Methods and systems for determining the concentration of one or more analytes from a sample such as blood or plasma are described. The systems described herein can be configured to withdraw a sample from a source of fluid, direct a first portion of the withdrawn sample to an analyte monitoring... Agent:

20110313318 - Systems and methods to reduce fluid contamination: Methods and systems for determining the concentration of one or more analytes from a sample such as blood or plasma are described. The systems described herein can be configured to withdraw a certain volume of sample from a source of bodily fluid, direct a first portion of the withdrawn sample... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation

20110313319 - Measuring method for the concentration of intragastric contents: A measuring method for the concentration of intragastric objects wherein a first concentration of a feeding liquor is measured. The intragastric objects and concentration thereof of the testee are measured to obtain the second concentration value. The feeding liquor of predefined volume is filled into the stomach of the testee.... Agent: Sand County Biotechnology, Inc.

20110313320 - Non-invasive device for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux: The present invention provides compositions and methods useful in the diagnosis and management of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Specifically, the inventions provide a device and methods of using the device for accurately, quantitatively, and non-invasively diagnosing Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in both patients at risk for GERD and patients demonstrating reflux-like symptoms.... Agent:

20110313322 - Liquid pressure force sensor: The invention provides a force sensor device for measuring force when applying compressions or simulating applying compressions to a chest area of a person during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). More specifically, the device has the shape of a flat pad or similar with a top side and a bottom side, for... Agent:

20110313321 - Method and device for obtaining a plantar image and double-sided machining of the insole thus obtained: e

20110313323 - Method for treating a neurological disorder: A therapeutic method for treating a neurological disease by accessing a neuraxial deformity and abnormal neuraxial stress. The method involves calculating a neuraxial stress, determining whether the neurological disorder is attributed at least in part to the neuraxial stress; and treating the neurological disorder by normalizing the neuraxial stress.... Agent: Polaris Biotechnology, Inc.

20110313326 - Apparatus and method for testing muscular power capacity: Apparatus for use when assessing muscular strength and body posture in a body core, wherein at least a portion of the apparatus is arranged to be attached to a body; the apparatus is arranged to be substantially fixedly positioned relative to two anatomical landmarks; the apparatus is provided with at... Agent:

20110313325 - Method and system for fall detection: A method and system for detecting motion is described. A data acquisition system is positioned at a desired position by establishing a reference line based on the desired position of the data acquisition system. Further, a field of view of the data acquisition system is partitioned into an upper region... Agent: General Electric Company

20110313324 - Method and system permitting the sequential reorganization of signals: A method and system for sequentially reorganizing signals received on a set of sensors, including a network of aerials or sensors, a high-precision clock, controlling a sequencer and suitable for accurately pacing the switching and acquisition times between each aerial, the sequencer is suitable for controlling an antenna switch, an... Agent: Thales

20110313327 - Method for automatic alignment of a position and orientation indicator and device for monitoring the movements of a body part: A method for automatic alignment of a position and orientation indicator with respect to a body part is provided. The method comprises the steps: attaching a position and orientation indicator (2, 4) to a body part (3, 5); moving the body part and measuring movements of the position and orientation... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

  
12/15/2011 > 86 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110306818 - Irradiation of a target volume, taking into account a volume to be protected: The idea concerns irradiation of a target volume (53), wherein intensities for target points (70) are determined which are sequentially approached by a beam, comprising the following steps: detecting a volume (63) to be protected, wherein a dose generated by irradiating a target volume (53) does not exceed a predetermined... Agent:

20110306819 - Methods, devices and systems for cardioelectromagnetic treatment: Disclosed are methods of treatment or prophylaxis of a cardiac-related condition by electromagnetic field application. A person having or susceptible to such condition is subjected to low-level electromagnetic fields having a frequency between zero up to about 200 Hertz. The diseased state or condition may include diseased heart valves, an... Agent:

20110306821 - Incontinence treatment device: An incontinence treatment device includes a urethral support and first and second connectors. The urethral support extends between a first end and a second end and has porosity that is configured to allow tissue in-growth through the urethral support. The first connector is attached to the first end of the... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110306820 - Method of treating incontinence: A method of treating incontinence includes inserting a rigid implant peri-urethrally into a patient, aligning a longitudinal axis of the rigid implant substantially parallel to a urethra of the patient, and limiting mobility of the urethra with the rigid implant.... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110306822 - Method of treating incontinence: A method of treating incontinence in a patient includes implanting a support by suspending the support from a pair of connectors attached to tissue thereby supporting a urethra of the patient with an implanted support and a pair of implanted connectors. The method additionally includes evaluating the patient for incontinence... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110306823 - Closing system for a natural or artificial anus: The invention relates to a closing system for a natural or an artificial anus, comprising an inflatable balloon having an approximately toroidal structure, composed of a plane tubular section folded in on itself, the ends of which (13, 14) extend coaxially within each other and are linked to a sleeve.... Agent:

20110306825 - Intracavity balloon catheter: A device and method for minimizing exposure of soft mucosa tissues to radiation, the device including a low-volume intracavity balloon catheter having multiple expansion portions, including an isometrically expanding portion and a substantially planar anterior portion.... Agent: Myriad Medical LLC

20110306827 - Needle guard to protect access port tubing: An inflatable tissue expander, suitable for implantation in a breast, is provided. In addition, a needle guard assembly, suitable to protect tubing leading from an implantable access port, is provided. The needle guard assembly may include a first composite guard and a second composite guard, each composite guard including an... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110306826 - Over molded implantable device to protect tubing from puncture: An implantable device used in a gastric band system includes an access port, a tube coupled to the access port, and a shielding device covering a portion of the tube. The shielding device is positioned adjacent to the access port and covers the end of the tube coupled to the... Agent: Allergan Inc.

20110306824 - Remotely adjustable gastric banding system: An implantable system comprises a housing that includes a flexible reservoir. The flexible reservoir is coupled to an inflatable portion of a gastric band via a fluid inlet/outlet. The flexible reservoir contains a fluid and has an expanded configuration and a contracted configuration. An access port may be coupled to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110306829 - Methods and apparatus for natural orifice vaginal hysterectomy: A transuterine cannula through which an endoscope can be advanced into the peritoneal space to provide visualization of tissue cutting in the peritoneal space pursuant to a vaginal hysterectomy.... Agent: Minos Medical

20110306828 - Propulsion-unit and robot provided with such a propulsion-unit: A propulsion-unit provided with a body and comprising at least one element having an external adhesive layer for providing frictional contact with an object's surface along which the unit in use moves, wherein the element is a supporting layer that supports said adhesive layer, and wherein drive means are provided... Agent: Technische Universiteit Delft

20110306831 - Endoscope with a bending portion: An endoscope (1) comprising a control handle (2), a flexible insertion portion (3) having length L1 and being attached to the distal end of the control handle, a bending portion (4) having length L2 and being attached to the distal end of the flexible insertion portion, a rigid tip portion... Agent: Ambu A/s

20110306833 - Flow reduction hood systems: Flow reduction hood systems are described which facilitate the visualization of tissue regions through a clear fluid. Such a system may include an imaging hood having one or more layers covering the distal opening and defines one or more apertures which control the infusion and controlled retention of the clearing... Agent: Voyage Medical, Inc.

20110306832 - Folding endoscope and method of using the same: Disclosed is a folding endoscope with incorporated optical sensors and light sources. The foldable endoscope includes a housing having first and second ends and a longitudinal axis and at least one channel extending between the first and second ends and associated ports at the first and second ends for inserting... Agent:

20110306830 - Method and apparatus for displaying information in magnetically guided capsule endoscopy: A magnetically guided endoscope system has a display system wherein the position of the boundary of the examination region of the magnetic field that is used for capsule endoscope guidance is displayed and/or the position of the peak of the magnetic field used for capsule guidance is displayed. The displayed... Agent:

20110306834 - Endoscope: An endoscope comprises an elongated shaft, a headpiece at a proximal end of the shaft, the headpiece having a housing, at least one light source which is arranged in the shaft in a distal area thereof, and produces lost heat, and a passive cooling which has at least one heat... Agent:

20110306835 - Endoscopy apparatus having high degree of motion freedom and operating method thereof: An endoscopy apparatus having high degree of motion freedom and the operating method thereof are disclosed. The endoscopy apparatus having high degree of motion freedom includes a multi-stage endoscopy module and a control module. The multi-stage endoscopy module includes at least a first endoscopy unit and a second endoscopy unit.... Agent:

20110306836 - Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of use: A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by at least two tendons. As the endoscope is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20110306837 - Endoscope: Provided is an endoscope which is capable of preventing liquid drops from attaching onto the vicinity of an observation window even in the case where the observation window is placed in the vicinity of a round-chamfered peripheral edge part. In the case where an observation window is placed in the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110306838 - Endoscope: Provided is an endoscope which is capable of letting a liquid drain off to a satisfactory level at the time of cleaning, while securing the degree of freedom of a layout. An observation window is placed on an observation window base part which is formed on a distal end surface... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110306839 - Guiding device for use with laryngoscope: A guiding device for use with a laryngoscope for assisting in the insertion of an endotracheal tube into a patient, the device comprising a guiding means for guiding an endotracheal tube through the patient's upper airways, and an attachment means to attach the guiding means to the blade of the... Agent: Indian Ocean Medical Inc.

20110306840 - Controllable magnetic source to fixture intracorporeal apparatus.: A first magnetic field can be produced across a tissue region using a first magnetic field source, providing a magnetic coupling force between the first magnetic field source and a first object, wherein the first object provides a magnetic field or a magnetic susceptibility to obtain the magnetic coupling force.... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110306841 - Surgical retention port and method of use: A surgical retention port particularly useful as an arthroscopic port for shoulder surgery is provided. The surgical retention port has a long pointed instrument such as a trocar or obturator, an inner cannula extending around the pointed instrument, a plurality of rotatable fingers coupled to the inner cannula, and an... Agent:

20110306842 - Manifold for laparoscopic seal assembly: A laparoscopic seal assembly includes a seal cap having a seal with an access opening. The seal cap also includes a manifold connection for attachment of a functional apparatus. The seal assembly further includes a retractor.... Agent:

20110306843 - Expandable transluminal sheath: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The distal end of the sheath is maintained in the... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation

20110306844 - Pressure sensor for monitoring a subject and pressure sensor with inflatable bladder: Pressure sensing devices for use with an inflatable bladder and monitoring apparatus for an at rest subject are disclosed herein. The device can comprise a housing comprising a recess and configured to be welded in a seam of the inflatable bladder. A pressure sensor can be located within the recess... Agent: Bam Labs, Inc.

20110306845 - Systems approach to comorbidity assessment: Methods, systems, and apparatus for assessing a state of a comorbidity associated with a primary disease are provided. The methods comprise receiving at least one autonomic index, neurologic index, stress marker index, psychiatric index, endocrine index, adverse effect of therapy index, physical fitness index, or quality of life index of... Agent:

20110306849 - Diagnosis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis: This invention relates to method of diagnosing the presence and/or severity of a liver pathology and/or of monitoring the effectiveness of a curative treatment against a liver pathology in an individual, leading to a score, comprising the combination, of at least one blood test and of at least one data... Agent: Universite D'angers

20110306847 - Improvements in the analysis of neuronal activity: Techniques for combining electrochemical measurements of the brain or spinal cord by voltammetry together with a scan such as magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy, e.g. fMRI. The techniques use particular microelectrodes, such as carbon fibre or carbon paste electrodes which do not affect the magnetic resonance measurements. The techniques allow... Agent:

20110306851 - Mapping sympathetic nerve distribution for renal ablation and catheters for same: This invention provides methods for mapping and ablating renal nerves to treat disease caused by systemic renal nerve hyperactivity, e.g. hypertension, heart failure, renal failure and diabetes. Also provided are catheters for performing the mapping and ablating functions.... Agent:

20110306850 - Sleep quality data collection and evaluation: A sleep quality assessment approach involves collecting data based on detected physiological or non-physiological patient conditions. At least one of detecting patient conditions and collecting data is performed using an implantable device. Sleep quality may be evaluated using the collected data by an implantable or patient-external sleep quality processor. One... Agent:

20110306846 - Systems approach to disease state and health assessment: Methods, systems, and apparatus for assessing a state of an epilepsy disease or a comorbidity thereof are provided. The methods comprise receiving at least one autonomic index, neurologic index, stress marker index, psychiatric index, endocrine index, adverse effect of therapy index, physical fitness index, or quality of life index of... Agent:

20110306848 - Wound healing chamber: A wound healing chamber is disclosed, which includes: a fixing plate with a first opening, wherein suturing holes are circularly formed around a peripheral section of the first opening, and the fixing plate is fixed on an object through the suturing holes; and a detachable cap mounted on the fixing... Agent:

20110306853 - Body fluid sampling/fluid delivery device: A body fluid sampling or fluid delivery system includes a polymeric support and an array of polymeric microneedles coupled to the support, each of a microneedle having a height of 500 to 2000 μm and a tapering angle of 60 to 90°. A plurality of polymeric microchannels are provided with... Agent:

20110306852 - Pharmaceutical dosages delivery system: Pharmaceutical delivery systems for delivering dosages according to the present invention include a carrier component and a cap configured to seal an internal volume of the carrier component, wherein the cap includes a device that produces a unique current signature. Dosages prepared to be delivered according to embodiments of the... Agent:

20110306855 - Device, system and method for detection of bleeding: A device, system and method for detecting bile and blood are provided. The device may comprise a housing having a gap through which in-vivo fluids may flow, illumination sources on one side of the gap, a light detector which is facing the illumination sources and is positioned on the opposite... Agent:

20110306854 - Syringe-based whispering gallery mode microresonator microfluidic biochem sensor: A syringe-based whispering gallery mode sensor includes a syringe including an assembly provided its needle, the assembly including (1) an optical carrier having a reflective distal end, and (2) at least one resonator coupled with the optical carrier. This sensor may be provided in a system including a light source,... Agent:

20110306856 - Systems and methods for measuring multiple analytes in a sample: Systems and methods for analyzing multiple components of a fluid sample are provided. In certain embodiments, a system can include an analyte detection system configured to measure first analyte data in a first component of a fluid sample received from a patient and measure second analyte data in a second... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation

20110306857 - Quantitative multi-spectral opto-acoustic tomography (msot) of tissue biomarkers: A method of multi-spectral opto-acoustic tomography (MSOT) imaging of a target tissue including a target tissue biomarker includes illuminating the target tissue with an illumination device emitting at least one pulsed illumination pattern at several illumination wavelengths, detecting pressure signals from the target tissue biomarker with a detector device, wherein... Agent: Helmholtz Zentrum M&#xfc Nchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum F&#xfc R Gesundheit Und Umwelt (gmbh)

20110306858 - Systems and methods for wavelet transform using mean-adjusted wavelets: Methods and systems are disclosed for transforming a signal using a continuous wavelet transform based at least in part on a truncated, mean-adjusted wavelet. A wavelet may be truncated to a finite support to generate a truncated wavelet. The real part of the truncated wavelet may be forced to have... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20110306859 - Multipurpose, modular platform for mobile medical instrumentation: A system provides for mobile medical instrumentation for use with a body. The system includes a primary wireless communication device, such as a cell phone or tablet computer, and one or more cradles. The cradles provide an interface to the body which provides for input of signals from the body,... Agent:

20110306860 - Band stop filter employing a capacitor and an inductor tank circuit to enhance mri compatibility of active medical devices: A band stop filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The band stop 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... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20110306861 - Endotracheal tube with a selectively positional electrode: An endotracheal tube usable for intraopertive monitoring of the laryngeal nerve. The endotracheal tube includes at least one electrical contact that is movable along and about an exterior sidewall of the endotracheal tube and connected to the exterior sidewall by a connector when the electrode is placed in a position... Agent: Pronerve, LLC

20110306862 - Electrode and electrode positioning arrangement for abdominal fetal electrocardiogram detection: The invention relates to large area electrodes suitable for use in a fetal heart rate monitoring systems. The electrode comprises: a cutaneous gel contact (10) for sensing fetal electrocardiogram signals from a human pregnant subject; an electrical conductor (12) electrically connected to the gel contact (10) so as to define... Agent: Monica Healthcare Limited

20110306865 - photoacoustic imaging device: The invention features a system for imaging tissue including (i) a source of electromagnetic radiation; (ii) an encasement h a plurality of acoustic transducers (e.g., at least 128); (iii) a support structure having a portion for holding a tissue; and (iv) a chamber between the encasement and support structure for... Agent: Endra, Inc.

20110306866 - Apparatus and method for the vibratory stimulation of at least one portion of a vascular access device for its monitoring: The present invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring a vascular access device, including at least one signal generator for generating vibrations in order to stimulate the vascular access device or a portion thereof to vibrate, at least one signal receiver for detecting vibrations of the vascular access device or... Agent:

20110306867 - Methods and systems for determining vascular bodily lumen information and guiding medical devices: Methods and systems for determining information about a vascular bodily lumen are described. An exemplary method includes generating an electrical signal, delivering the electrical signal to a plurality of excitation elements in the vicinity of the vascular bodily lumen, measuring a responsive electrical signal from a plurality of sensing elements... Agent:

20110306863 - Patient alignment system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures: A patient alignment system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures where the embodiment is mounted or referenced to the patient positioning interface such as add-on positioning devices, or directly with the diagnostic and/or therapeutic treatment table or couch. Some patient and equipment positions can obstruct fixed wall or ceiling mounted lasers... Agent:

20110306864 - Positioner for ultra-portable imaging system: A flexible, lightweight, easily maneuverable positioner for an imaging system. The positioning system in one example has a cart section with a base frame coupled to one or more wheels. There is a mast extending from the cart section and a linkage assembly coupled to a second end of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20110306868 - Device and method for medical image processing: f

20110306869 - Apparatus and method for producing tomographic image: An apparatus and method for producing tomographic image is disclosed. The disclosed apparatus for producing tomographic image comprises: an ultrasonic imaging unit configured to obtain multiple ultrasonic images of a subject; a tomographic imaging unit configured to obtain one or more tomographic image data of the subject; and a tomographic... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University

20110306870 - Therapeutic apparatus for treating a subject using magnetic nanoparticles: A therapeutic apparatus for treating a subject comprising: a first heating means adapted for heating a first region of the subject, a first control means for controlling the power directed into the first region by the first heating means such that the power stays below a threshold value, a particle... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110306872 - Combined field location and mri tracking: A composite tracking system for a medical device comprises a field location tracking system including at least one field location sensor structured to be coupled to a medical device, a magnetic resonance tracking system including at least one tracking coil structured to be coupled to a medical device, and a... Agent: Imricor Medical Systems, Inc.

20110306871 - Multiple-people mri scanner that can simultaneously scan more than one person: A system and method perform magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) on more than one people simultaneously with one MRI scanner. The system may include a superconducting or non-superconducting magnet, a set of three dimensions of magnetic field gradients, RF coils, and magnetic field shimming coil set that can accommodate more than... Agent: Ray F. Lee

20110306874 - Adjustable instruments for use with a localizer: A system for tracking the position of an instrument relative to an area of interest. The system includes an instrument and an instrument guide mounted to the instrument. The instrument guide carries a first localizer proximate the instrument. The first localizer is movable relative to the instrument. The system also... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20110306873 - System for performing highly accurate surgery: Methods and apparatuses for performing highly accurate surgery using a finite element model coupled with ultrasonic tracking are described.... Agent:

20110306875 - Optical coherence tomography system and optical coherence tomography method: t

20110306876 - Elongated marker for soft tissue volume identification: The present invention related to an interstitial marker for localizing an organ, tumor or tumor bed within a mammalian body wherein said marker has a proximal end, a distal end, and a continuous intervening length, at least a portion of the intervening length of said marker being visible under at... Agent: Ion Beam Applications S.a.

20110306878 - Interventional drug delivery system and associated methods: A delivery system for local drug delivery to a target site of internal body tissue is provided. The delivery system comprises a source electrode adapted to be positioned proximate to a target site of internal body tissue. A counter electrode is in electrical communication with the source electrode, and is... Agent: The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

20110306877 - Locating and analyzing perforator flaps for plastic and reconstructive surgery: A method and an apparatus for preoperative identification of a perforator vessel for plastic and/or reconstructive surgery using ICG fluorescence angiography imaging are disclosed. Time-resolved image processing is used to highlight perforator locations and to enable visual discrimination among candidate perforators by various computed metrics. Based on these metrics, the... Agent: Novadaq Technologies Inc.

20110306879 - Methods and devices for treating tissue: Device and method are provided for diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries to the spine by injecting drugs into the diseased or injured area. The device and method of the subject invention provide improvements to patient and operator safety, along with ease-of-use and convenience improvements over conventional techniques.... Agent: Laurimed, LLC

20110306881 - High-intensity focused ultrasound thermal ablation apparatus having integrated temperature estimation and elastography for thermal lesion determination and the method thereof: The invention disclosed a high-intensity focused ultrasound thermal ablation apparatus having integrated temperature estimation and elastography for thermal lesion determination and the method thereof, using the different power to burn by the same focused ultrasound transducer, and then using the apparatus to measure the temperature and elasticity estimating by the... Agent: Chang Gung University

20110306880 - Method for dynamically analyzing distribution variation of scatterers and application using the same: A method for dynamically analyzing distribution variation of scatterers is provided and used for dynamically analyzing changes in two or three dimensional scatterer distribution and concentration of ultrasound data by using probability density function along with a moving window technique. The present invention has advantages in low computation load and... Agent:

20110306885 - Method and apparatus to produce ultrasonic images using multiple apertures: A combination of an ultrasonic scanner and an omnidirectional receive transducer for producing a two-dimensional image from the echoes received by the single omnidirectional transducer is described. Two-dimensional images with different noise components can be constructed from the echoes received by additional transducers. These can be combined to produce images... Agent: Maui Imaging, Inc.

20110306883 - Providing an elastic image in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing an elastic image are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a living body to output ultrasound data corresponding to a plurality of frames while applying compression to the living body;... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110306882 - System and method for pairing a wireless device with a system through a charge cradle: A system and method for pairing an X-ray system with a wireless device is provided. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a unique pairing code with control circuitry that controls the operation of the X-ray system, providing the unique pairing code to the wireless device in the form of... Agent: General Electric Company

20110306884 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a physical quantity calculation unit configured to calculate a physical quantity relating to an elasticity of body tissue based on ultrasound echo data, a physical quantity average unit configured to calculate an average value of physical quantities in an elastic image of the body tissue... Agent:

20110306886 - Volume mechanical transducer for medical diagnostic ultrasound: A one-dimensional array is used for transmit operation, allowing connection with an imaging system for planar scanning and avoiding transmit electronics in the transducer array. A multi-dimensional array is used for reception only, avoiding transmit interconnects while providing greater coherence in elevation. Both arrays are moved to scan different planes,... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110306887 - System and method for determining tissue characteristics: A method and apparatus are provided that interrogate, receive, and analyze full emission spectra for at least one fluorescence excitation wavelength and for at least one reflectance measurement to determine tissue characteristics. The method includes illuminating a first portion of a target tissue with optical energy, forming a first image... Agent: Spectrx, Inc.

20110306888 - Blood pressure measurement device, blood pressure measurement program product, and blood pressure measurement control method: When a start timing of an individual measurement control arrives, the pressurization control is started and a maximum blood pressure (blood pressure characteristic value) is estimated based on blood pressure characteristics information obtained during the pressurization control. The presence or absence of blood pressure fluctuation is determined based on the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110306889 - Pulse condition acquisition apparatus and method: A device and method for collecting sphygmus information; it includes a sensor component, said sensor component incorporates a electric machine fixed in the casing, a screw fixed with said electric machine, a lifting structure setting outside said screw, and a sensor probe fixed in the base of said lifting structure,... Agent:

20110306890 - Cardiomechanical assessment for cardiac resynchronization therapy: A first lead provides therapeutic stimulation to the heart and includes a first mechanical sensor that measures physical contraction and relaxation of the heart. A controller induces delivery of therapeutic stimulation via the first lead. The controller receives signals from the first mechanical sensor indicative of the contraction and relaxation;... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110306891 - System, method and computer program product for indicating stimulation signals to a user: Stimulation system for indicating stimulation signals to a user, provided with at least one heart beat sensor for converting measured heart beats into a signal, a processing circuit configured to process the measured heart beat signals, a user interface configured to indicate stimulation signals to a user, wherein the processing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110306892 - Apparatus and method for measuring a biological signal: Provided is a method and apparatuses for measuring a biological signal, in which a biological signal of an examinee is detected via at least one interface that touches skin of the examinee, and a dummy signal is detected via a dummy interface Noise that is generated by a fluctuation in... Agent:

20110306893 - Fetal movement monitor: A monitoring system includes a physiologic monitoring device (102) with an accelerometer (202) that senses fetal movements of a fetus in the womb of a human or animal patient and generates signals indicative thereof, a signal identifier (108) that identifies signals from the generated signals that correspond to a predetermined... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20110306894 - Systems, methods and apparatus for acquiring and managing patient/subject data: An ECG acquisition device including a central processing unit, an input interface connected to the central processing unit for acquiring subject biometric data, a memory module connected to the central processing unit for storing the subject biometric data and ECG data, and a user interface connected to the central processing... Agent:

20110306895 - Biological signal processing apparatus, biological signal processing method, and biological signal processing program: A biological signal processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains a spectrum of a biological signal that has been obtained, a generation unit that generates a three-dimensional waveform by plotting elements of the spectrum obtained by the obtaining unit in a space defined by a time axis, a frequency... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110306897 - Capsule and method for treating or diagnosing conditions or diseases of the intestinal tract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating inflammatory disorders (such as Crohn's disease) or other diseases, disorders or conditions of the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length... Agent:

20110306896 - Operator-controlled map point density: A method includes accepting from a medical imaging system a plurality of map points, each map point including a respective coordinate on a surface of a body organ measured by bringing a medical probe into proximity with the surface. An operator input, which specifies a spatial density at which the... Agent:

20110306898 - Ibs related testing and treatment: Methods and items useful at least therein are provided for IBS related testing and treatment. Disclosed is a patch useful in determining if one or more test materials can cause allergic contact dermatitis in a patient. A kit containing information on use and that may include such a patch and/or... Agent:

20110306899 - Blood drawing device with flash detection: A device for drawing fluid from a lumen, and particularly blood from a blood vessel, is disclosed. The device may provide indication of the entry of an intravenous cannula into the lumen. The device may include a guide tube for receiving a blood sample container and which may be connected... Agent: Clearview Patient Safety Technologies, LLC

20110306900 - Guidewire control device: A controller (10) for manually controlling a guidewire (50) includes a housing (100) including a passage (112) for receiving the guidewire. A gripper (140) is actuatable to grasp the guidewire (50) in the passage (112). A cap (200) is connected to the housing (100). The cap (200) is rotatable relative... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20110306901 - Lightweight portable pelvic exam device: A new and useful portable pelvic exam device is provided, which is lightweight for convenient transport or storage, and is readily used atop existing surfaces in the environment such as a bed and maintains a patient in a dorsal or modified lithotic position for a pelvic examination or procedure. The... Agent:

20110306902 - Systems and methods for ocular measurements: A system for measuring the size of a capsular bag of an eye of a subject includes a size indicator and a sizing gauge. The size indicator is configured for insertion into a capsular bag and includes a peripheral portion and a pair of arms. The peripheral portion is configured... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110306903 - Knee ligament testing device for measuring drawer and rotational laxity: A system and method for determining laxity in an anatomical joint. The system includes a force sensor that measures a force applied to an appendage that is coupled to a joint and a position sensor that determines the amount of movement of the appendage when the force is applied to... Agent:

  
12/08/2011 > 105 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110301401 - Compositions and methods for thermoradiotherapy: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for increasing tissue-radiosensitivity through induction of local hyperthermia. In particular, the present invention provides superparamagnetic, paramagnetic, or ferromagnetic radioactive particles that heat surrounding tissue upon magnetic induction, and methods of use thereof. In some embodiments, the present invention provides compositions and methods... Agent:

20110301402 - Ultra-low frequency magnetic stimulating device and operational method thereof: The invention provides an ultra-low frequency magnetic stimulating device and an operational method thereof. The device comprises a control module for generating a DC stimulating signal with a frequency lower than 20 Hz, an electric level shifting and converting circuit for shifting the electric level of the stimulating signal to... Agent: Meizhou Cornley Hi-tech Co., Ltd.

20110301403 - Axial flow pump with multi-grooved rotor: An axial-flow blood pump for pumping blood includes a substantially cylindrical outer enclosure. A tubular housing concentric with and located within the outer enclosure has at one end an inlet and at an opposite end an outlet. A motor stator is concentric with and located between the outer enclosure and... Agent: Heartware Inc.

20110301404 - Device and method for applying a vibration signal to a human skull bone: Hearing losses caused by deficiencies in a person's outer or middle ear may be compensated for by converting received sounds to vibrations and transmitting the vibrations to the skull bone (2). Bone-conduction hearing devices (27) may transmit such vibrations transcutaneously or percutaneously. In both cases, a precise determination of the... Agent:

20110301406 - Illuminating apparatus and control method thereof: An illuminating apparatus 1 includes a light source 10 and a brightness controller 20. The brightness controller determines a fluctuation amplitude according to a 1/f power spectral model as a function of a fluctuation frequency that is selected to agree with one of human brain wave frequencies, sets the fluctuation... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.

20110301405 - Sleeping inducer: Disclosed is a sleeping inducer, wherein the sleeping inducer is configured to move along like a lung that is shrunk and expanded in response to the respiration when a person respires during sleep, and includes a unit capable of vertically moving inside a doll that is held during sleep or... Agent:

20110301407 - Sacrocolpopexy support and method of implantation: A sacrocolpopexy support includes a body having a base and a leg extending from the base that is attachable to a cuff of a vagina, a first interconnecting member coupled to the base of the sacrocolpopexy support, and an adjustable anchor attachable to a ligament. The adjustable anchor is slidably... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110301408 - Magnetically coupled implantable pump system and method: A magnetically coupled, implantable pump system comprises an external controller and an implantable device. A non-implantable magnet in an external controller produces a magnetic field that couples the non-implantable magnet to a magnet in the implantable device. A non-implantable motor moves the non-implantable magnet in a rotational direction. When the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110301410 - Medical slings: A medical sling made from material that is suitably shaped for use in a medical application has sides, portions of which are smoothed to prevent abrasion of surrounding tissue.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110301409 - Systems and methods for sling delivery and placement: Devices and methods for delivering and placing a surgical sling without resorting to an abdominal incision are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110301411 - Fluidic endoscope tip locator: The present invention provides an improved tip position determining assembly for visually and fluidically determining the entry of an instrument tip into an internal surgical site, the assembly comprising an endoscopic portal having a chamber housing a membrane having a plurality of slit openings associated with a slit for sealingly... Agent:

20110301412 - Medical plasma generator and endoscope using the same: A medical plasma generator and its application are provided. In the medical plasma generator, a gas supply tube supplies a gas required for the generation of plasma. An internal electrode in a tube shape has a joined part joined to the end of the gas supply tube, and an extended... Agent:

20110301413 - Ultrasonic endoscope: An observation unit can be stably held in a state where the observation unit is mounted on a distal portion, and can be easily removed without interfering with a connection pipe. A mounting hole for mounting an observation unit on a distal end body which constitutes a distal portion is... Agent:

20110301415 - Endoscopic system that uses overtube: With a first endoscope inserted through an overtube, the overtube is orally inserted into an object being examined, and a distal end portion of an insertion tube of the first endoscope is made to advance, within the object, from a jejunum via a jejunum-to-jejunum anastomosed portion and a jejunum-anastomosed bent... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110301414 - Intelligent endoscopy systems and methods: Endoscope sheaths and associated endoscopy data collection and analysis systems and methods are described. In one implementation an endoscope sheath include a body and one or more sensors disposed in the body. The sheath may further include a leak detection apparatus configured to detect leaks in the sheath body. In... Agent:

20110301416 - Medical treatment endoscope: The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the sheath and performs bending actions; an open/close mechanism which directs the arm member from a direction along... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110301417 - Apparatus and methods for coronary sinus access: Apparatus and methods for locating morphological features within a body cavity using a catheter including proximal and distal ends, a transparent balloon carried on the distal end, and an optical imaging assembly carried on the distal end for imaging through the balloon. The balloon includes a channel extending therethrough to... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Jr. University

20110301418 - Catheter based 3-d defocusing imaging: A catheter based defocusing imaging system for 3-D tomography reconstruction of endovascular features of interest is disclosed. Without limitation, target sites for imaging include heart valves, calcified heart valves, calcium plastered valve on the heart valve or plaque on the inner wall of the blood vessel of a patient.... Agent:

20110301419 - Pressure feedback access ports for minimally invasive surgery: A surgical access port configured and dimensioned for positioning within an opening in tissue for providing access to an internal surgical site includes a body portion defining a passageway therethrough. The body portion includes an outer surface. A pressure feedback indicator is disposed on at least a portion of the... Agent:

20110301420 - Trauma retractor: A trauma retractor optionally including deflation means and an enclosed pressurized vessel capable of being shaped as a torus. When the vessel is shaped as a torus and deflated, the vessel become rigid and one or more holes of the torus may enlarge or remain fixed in size.... Agent:

20110301421 - Surgical retractor: According to an embodiment of the present invention the transmission is simpler. Likewise, an auxiliary handle is added to facilitate the insertion of the ribs into the body of the operated patient, and the vast majority of components of the surgical retractor are made with biocompatible, and FDA approved material... Agent: Meni-med Ltd

20110301422 - Method and apparatus for performing spinal fusion surgery: Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.... Agent:

20110301423 - Surgical retractor systems: Positioning mechanisms can be used with surgical retractor systems to allow a surgeon to easily laterally move, tilt and lengthen each individual retractor blade used in the system. A lateral retraction mechanism provides the necessary actuating forces to laterally move and hold tissue at the surgical site. A retractor blade... Agent:

20110301424 - Vaginal cuff closure systems, and related method for knot-free laparoscopic hysterectomy: A vaginal cuff closure system includes a speculum having a closed rear aspect, a secure suture ring and a fastener for removably attaching the secure suture ring with a blade of the speculum. A related method of using the closure system in knot-free laparoscopic hysterectomy is also disclosed.... Agent:

20110301425 - Inductive task light for surgical console: A task light system for a surgical console includes a task light that can be held to a coupling location on a surgical console. The task light has an inductive coupling, a light source, and a goose neck connecting the light source to the inductive coupling. The coupling location is... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20110301427 - Acoustic physiological monitoring device and large noise handling method for use thereon: A physiological monitoring device and large noise handling method for use on such a device in which a reliable estimate of a physiological parameter is ensured by identifying and replacing large noise components of a physiological signal prior to estimation. An estimation period for a physiological parameter is segmented into... Agent:

20110301432 - Apparatus for supporting and monitoring a person: A system includes a person-support structure, a sensor configured to sense a characteristic of a person supported on the person-support structure, and a control configured to calculate a condition score as a function of the characteristic of the person. The control is operable to change a characteristic of the person-support... Agent:

20110301434 - Implantable device and surgical implantation technique: An implantable device is provided, along with a surgical technique for implanting the implantable device. The implantable device includes a body, at least two fingers, and a diagnostic tool. The body presents a generally flat configuration. The at least two fingers extend from opposite sides of the body along a... Agent:

20110301428 - Lightweight automatic gain control for ambulatory monitoring systems: Lightweight automatic gain control (AGC) methods and systems reduce usage of often scarce computing resources in ambulatory monitoring systems through an AGC algorithm that relies on lightweight calculations and judicious constraints on gain reevaluations and adjustments. Statistical range sampling is used to adjust the gain of a physiological signal to... Agent:

20110301433 - Mental state analysis using web services: Analysis of mental states is provided using web services to enable data analysis. Data is captured for an individual where the data includes facial information and physiological information. Analysis is performed on a web service and the analysis is received. The mental states of other people may be correlated to... Agent:

20110301426 - Method and device for conditioning display of physiological parameter estimates on conformance with expectations: Method and device for continual physiological monitoring in which the display of physiological parameter estimates is conditioned on conformance of the estimates with expectations. Current estimates of physiological parameters are compared with expectations for the current estimates determined using prior estimates of the physiological parameters. Nonconformance with expectations can result... Agent:

20110301429 - Method for remote diagnostic monitoring and support of patients and device and telemedical center: Vital data are continuously recorded and/or measured for the remote diagnostic monitoring and support of patients. The vital data are interpreted and evaluated using signal technology with regard to their trend and the context in which they were recorded/measured. The vital data are linked to a patient profile and evaluated... Agent:

20110301431 - Methods of classifying cognitive states and traits and applications thereof: The present invention provides for improved brain imaging and decoding methods that test subjects under authentic, natural conditions that allow for regular patterns of free-flowing thought and perception, as they occur in everyday life, while taking into account brain activities that were measured over spatially diverse regions of the whole-brain... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20110301430 - Vital signs monitor and holder structure: A vital signs monitor and a holder structure are provided. The vital signs monitor includes a first body, a second body, a transmission line, and a detachable clamping device. The first body includes a first circuit and a first association structure. The second body includes a second circuit and a... Agent: Taidoc Technology Corporation

20110301436 - Apparatus for processing physiological sensor data using a physiological model and method of operation therefor: A pulse oximeter system comprises a data processor configured to perform a method that combines a sigma point Kalman filter (SPKF) or sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) algorithm with Bayesian statistics and a mathematical model comprising a cardiovascular model and a plethysmography model to remove contaminating noise and artifacts from the... Agent:

20110301440 - Apparatus for supporting and monitoring a person: A person-support structure includes a control system, an input configured to communicate a first input signal to the control system, and a sensor configured to sense a physiological characteristic of a person supported on the person-support structure. The sensor communicates a second input signal corresponding to the physiological characteristic to... Agent:

20110301438 - Dye application for confocal imaging of cellular microstructure: A system and method for confocal imaging of tissue in vivo and in situ, e.g., for minimally invasive diagnosis of patients. A catheter is provided that has a dye carrier coupled to the distal end of a fiber optics bundle, which allows for the introduction of at least one fluorescent... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation

20110301437 - Health monitoring bolus: A bolus for insertion in a body fluid includes a housing, a chamber in the housing admitting body fluid therein, and a transducer in the housing providing a signal through the body fluid for measuring the pH level and/or temperature of the body fluid. The transducer also generates a signal... Agent:

20110301435 - Heart monitoring system usable with a smartphone or computer: A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor... Agent: Aliveusa LLC

20110301439 - Wireless, ultrasonic personal health monitoring system: A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor... Agent: Aliveusa LLC

20110301441 - Analytic methods of tissue evaluation: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for (i) skin assessment based on the utilization of bioimpedance and fractional calculus and implementation of methods for skin hydration assessment based on the utilization of bioimpedance and fractional calculus and systems thereof, (ii) an Opto-Magnetic method based on RGB and... Agent: Myskin, Inc.

20110301442 - Diagnostic analyte collection device based on flexible polymers with biological surface modification and microfluidic functionality: The invention relates to a device for detecting analytes. In order to supply a need in alternative prenatal diagnostic methods which do not include the risks known in the state of art, the present invention provides a device for detecting analytes, including a polymer fiber and capturing molecules, wherein the... Agent: Gilupi Gmbh

20110301443 - Electronic endoscope system, processor for electronic endoscope, and target tracing method: In a tracing mode of an electronic endoscope system, a target designating frame is displayed on a monitor to enable designating a tracing target in an endoscopic image captured from an interior of a body cavity illuminated with a broadband light. After the tracing target is designated, narrowband rays of... Agent:

20110301444 - Resposable pulse oximetry sensor: A pulse oximeter sensor has both a reusable and a disposable portion. The reusable portion of the sensor preserves the relatively long-lived and costly emitter, detector and connector components. The disposable portion of the sensor is the relatively inexpensive adhesive tape component that is used to secure the sensor to... Agent:

20110301445 - Heart failure monitor quicklook summary for patient management systems: Continuous remote monitoring of patients based on data obtained from an implantable hemodynamic monitor provides an interactive patient management system. Using network systems, patients are remotely monitored to continuously diagnose and treat heart-failure conditions. A screen displayable summary provides continuous feedback and information to physicians, patients and authorized third parties.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301446 - Device and method for food management: A medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes an RFID reader for receiving information from at least one RFID transponder. The medical device also includes a memory for storing a database and at least one processor for processing information. Also, a remote controller for a medical device is disclosed.... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20110301447 - Versatile video interpretation, visualization, and management system: A process and device for detecting colon cancer by classifying and annotating clinical features in video data containing colonoscopic features by applying a probabilistic analysis to intra-frame and inter-frame relationships between colonoscopic features in spatially and temporally neighboring portions of video frames, and classifying and annotating as clinical features any... Agent: Sti Medical Systems, LLC

20110301448 - Methods for measurement of magnetic resonance signal perturbations: The present invention relates to methods, software and systems for monitoring fluctuations in magnetic resonance signals. These methods may be used for measurements of the human brain and nervous system, and may be used for measuring electric currents and electromagnetic fields internal to an object. This method may include the... Agent:

20110301450 - Magnetic resonance imaging mediated radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) may be used as a minimally invasive treatment of solid tumors, typically cancers of the liver, lung, breast, kidney and bone, most often via a percutaneous approach. In RFA tumor tissue is killed by heating. RFA requires guidance using an imaging method to correctly position the RF... Agent:

20110301449 - Radiation treatment delivery system with translatable ring gantry: Systems, methods, and related computer program products for image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) are described. For one preferred embodiment, an IGRT apparatus is provided comprising a ring gantry having a central opening and a radiation treatment head coupled to the ring gantry that is rotatable around the central opening in at... Agent: Accuray Incorporated

20110301451 - Apparatus and method for imaging a medical instrument: An ultrasound imaging and medical instrument guiding apparatus comprises: a first ultrasound probe configured to acquire a first volumetric dataset representing a 3-D image of a first volume; a second ultrasound probe configured to acquire a second volumetric dataset representing a 3-D image of a second volume; a mount to... Agent: The University Of British Columbia

20110301452 - Microcapsule for local treatment of a tumor and method for positioning a magnetic gradient field guiding magnetic nanoparticles to a target location as well as apparatus for positioning a magnetic gradient field: A microcapsule for the local treatment of a tumor is proposed. The microcapsule has a support material forming a casing for the microcapsule, an active agent that damages tumor cells, a marker material suitable for use as an x-ray marker, and at least one magnetic nanoparticle. The active agent in... Agent:

20110301454 - Medical image display method, medical image diagnostic apparatus, and medical image display device: Disclosed is a medical image display method for displaying a tomographic image obtained by scanning an image of a cross-section of an organ of an object and finding the volume of an inner cavity region surrounded by the inner wall surface of the inner cavity of the organ on the... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20110301453 - Method and system for free space optical tomography of diffuse media: A method and a system for free space optical tomography provides one or more light source and one or more light sensors spaced, which in one embodiment are spaced apart from and object to be imaged. A surface capture system coupled to a variety of optical models provides the method... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20110301455 - Optical tomographic imaging apparatus: Provided is an optical tomographic imaging apparatus that, at imaging a tomographic image in an OCT system with a high lateral resolution, can more reduce blurring in the image due to movement of an object, including: a scanning device for scanning, on the object, a first irradiation beam having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110301456 - Tissue marking for lesion removal: A preoperative tumor marking may be used to assist physicians in the removal of tumor tissue by clearly defining the margins of the tumor. An imaging technique, such as mammography, may be employed to visualize the tumor. The visualized tumor may be marked with a polymer, either directly or indirectly.... Agent: Malignext Targeting Technologies, Inc.

20110301457 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and medical image diagnostic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus which comprises an ultrasonic transmission/reception unit configured to transmit ultrasonic waves to a scan area including a predetermined region throughout an analysis period, receive reflected waves from the scan area, and acquire ultrasonic data associated with the scan area for each phase... Agent:

20110301458 - Imaging probe: An imaging probe is suitable to be inserted into a tubular object so as to detect an interior image of the tubular object. The imaging probe includes a light source excitation assembly, an ultrasonic transducer and a receiver. The light source excitation assembly includes a pulsed laser, a first optical... Agent:

20110301459 - Surgical procedure bag: A sterile surgical procedure bag allows for rapid preparation of a surgical procedure while ensuring the sterility of the patient and the surgical instruments. The three dimensional shape of the bag creates a sterile space within which a surgical procedure may be performed. Sterile Instruments needed to perform the surgical... Agent:

20110301464 - Home ultrasound system: In embodiments of the present invention, an ultrasound system includes an ultrasound machine, which may be located in a hospital, clinic, vehicle, home, etc., coupled to a remotely located diagnosis station via a communication network. For some embodiments, the ultrasound machine includes an application-specific scan head that has identification information... Agent: Nanyang Technological University

20110301461 - Self-administered breast ultrasonic imaging systems: An ultrasonic breast examination system suitable for use by unskilled users, comprising a patient positioning platform with a patient positioning image sensor, and a moveable ultrasonic transducer guidance device. The transducer guidance device can be a fluid filled container with a flexible side or bottom, and a mechanism to automatically... Agent:

20110301460 - Self-administered medical ultrasonic imaging systems: A medical ultrasonic transducer guiding system capable of being used by unskilled users, comprising a moveable guidance platform configured with actuators and position sensors enabling an ultrasonic transducer to be repositioned in multiple positions about a patient's body. The system may be affixed to a patient's body by vacuum or... Agent:

20110301462 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and ultrasonic image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, there is provided an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus which generates a plurality of volume data over a predetermined period, executes setting of a position of at least one MPR slice relative to volume data, of the plurality of volume data, which corresponds to a first time phase,... Agent:

20110301463 - Ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus includes one or a plurality of ultrasonic probes, a scanning unit configured to scan inside an object with ultrasonic waves through the ultrasonic probe, an image generation unit configured to generate an ultrasonic image based on an output from the scanning... Agent:

20110301465 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and elastic image display method: An elastic image suitable for diagnosis is easily acquired without depending on the examiner's pressure technique. The displacement of tissue in a tomographic portion of an object is measured on the basis of a pair of RF signal frame data items regarding the tomographic portion, which are obtained at different... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20110301466 - Cardiac flow quantification with volumetric imaging data: A method quantifies cardiac volume flow for an imaging sequence. The method includes receiving data representing three-dimensions and color Doppler flow data over a plurality of frames, constructing a ventricular model based on the data representing three-dimensions for the plurality of frames, the ventricular model including a sampling plane configured... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20110301468 - Elastography device and method: An elastography device for quantitatively and/or qualitatively measuring the viscoelastic properties of any medium, includes a deformable tube for positioning the ultrasonic transducer located at the end of the deformable tube and for holding it so as to ensure, during at least one measurement, perpendicularity and contact between the ultrasonic... Agent: Echosens

20110301467 - Medical ultrasound 2-d transducer array architecture: spot of arago: An ultrasound device including a main processing unit, a probe part, an array, and an apodization unit that receives an ultrasound signal from the array, the signal having multiple channels, that determines a weight for each channel based on an apodization profile being one of ring-centered and edge-centered, and that... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110301469 - Ultrasound device comprising means to generate ultrasound beam presenting a concave segment shape having a single curvature: A device for treatment of an ocular pathology characterized in that it comprises at least one eye ring (1) wherein the proximal end of said eye ring (1) is suitable to he applied onto the globe and means (2,17) to generate ultrasound beam fixed on the distal end of the... Agent: Eye Tech Care

20110301470 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: In one embodiment, a scanning unit repeatedly scans an internal region of an object with an ultrasonic wave at a predetermined frame rate via an ultrasonic probe. An image generation unit extracts a blood flow signal based on a Doppler effect from a reflection signal and repeatedly generates a blood... Agent:

20110301471 - Thoracic or intracardiac impedance detection with automatic vector selection: Vector selection is automatically achieved via a thoracic or intracardiac impedance signal collected in a cardiac function management device or other implantable medical device that includes a test mode and a diagnostic mode. During a test mode, the device cycles through various electrode configurations for collecting thoracic impedance data. At... Agent:

20110301472 - Method and apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a physical condition of a patient based on an amplitude of a pressure signal: A method for determining and/or monitoring quantities, in particular cardiovascular quantities, relating to a patient's condition, and an apparatus for measuring an amplitude of a cardiac pressure signal are disclosed. The amplitude of the pressure signal may be detected with the aid of a pressure sensor of a blood treatment... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20110301474 - Heart failure monitor quicklook summary for patient management systems: Continuous remote monitoring of patients based on data obtained from an implantable hemodynamic monitor provides an interactive patient management system. Using network systems, patients are remotely monitored to continuously diagnose and treat heart-failure conditions. A screen displayable summary provides continuous feedback and information to physicians, patients and authorized third parties.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301473 - System and method for assessing cardiac performance through cardiac vibration monitoring: A system and method for assessing cardiac performance through cardiac vibration monitoring is described. Cardiac vibration measures are directly collected through an implantable medical device. Cardiac events including at least one first heart sound reflected by the cardiac vibration measures are identified. The first heart sound is correlated to cardiac... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20110301475 - Voltage-frequency conversion circuit and blood pressure measurement device equipped with same: A resistor element is arranged between an input terminal and a node. A switch element is arranged between the node and a ground voltage, and is conducted according to a voltage level of the node. A resistor element is arranged between the nodes. A resistor element is arranged between the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110301476 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: In a sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure according to a volume compensation method, an upper arm V0 equivalent cuff pressure representing a cuff pressure in a state where an inner pressure and an outer pressure of an artery of an upper arm are in equilibrium is specified based on a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110301477 - Method and device for measuring the rsa component from heart rate data: A device for providing biofeedback information to a subject, including a receiver for receiving heart rate data from a sensor, said heart rate data corresponding to a human subject, a storage device for storing a time series of the received heart rate data, a display, and a processor that is... Agent: Zinc Software Limited

20110301478 - Management of medical information: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for managing medical information. For example, in one embodiment, medical information may be transmitted from a device such as an electrocardiographic device to a management system. The management system can transmit at least a portion of the medical information to a... Agent: Mckesson Financial Holdings Limited

20110301479 - System and method for assessing a likelihood of a patient to experience a future cardiac arrhythmia using dynamic changes in a biological parameter: System and method for assessing a likelihood of a patient to experience a cardiac arrhythmia using dynamic changes in a biological parameter. A biological sensor is configured to sense a biological parameter of the patient. A processor is coupled to the biological sensor and is configured to determine a dynamic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301480 - System and method for assessing a likelihood of a patient to experience a cardiac arrhythmia: Systems and method for assessing a likelihood of a patient having a heart to experience a cardiac arrhythmia. A sensor is configured to detect a premature ventricular contraction of the heart, the premature ventricular contraction being premature relative to a rate of ventricular contractions during a period preceding the premature... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301482 - Method and system for measuring changes in inspiratory load: A method and system for measuring changes in inspiratory load of a patient's respiratory system during mechanical ventilation. The method and system calculate a first relation between a measured inspiratory airway pressure and a measured electrical activity of respiratory muscle, and a second relation between a measured inspiratory volume and... Agent: St. Michael's Hospital

20110301481 - System for quantifying the discrepancy between a patient receiving assisted breathing and a corresponding assistance device: m

20110301483 - Local lung measurement and treatment: A method of determining potential treatment sites in a diseased lung is disclosed, in which an assessment catheter is introduced into a lung passageway. The catheter has a distal portion comprising an occluding member and a proximal portion configured to operatively mate with an external console. The catheter is used... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20110301484 - Adaptive temperature sensor for breath monitoring device: A system and method for sleep monitoring, diagnosing and sensing temperature and pressure for a breathing cycle of a patient including a sensing device suitable for both nasal and oral breath monitoring for measuring respiratory air wave and airflow information during a sleep apnea diagnostic session and processing the acquired... Agent: Salter Labs

20110301485 - Data binning method and system for estimating respiratory airflow from body sound signal: Data binning methods and systems for estimating a subject's respiratory airflow from a body sound signal detected by an acoustic sensor on the subject's body. The methods and systems operate in a configuration mode followed by a monitoring mode. In the configuration mode, a body sound signal and respiratory airflow... Agent:

20110301486 - Measurement of auditory evoked responses: The invention relates to a method of measuring an electroencephalogram signal in response to an auditory stimulus applied to a subject or patient (99), wherein the method uses at the most a first electrode (EL1), a second electrode (EL2), a third electrode (EL3). The method comprises: i) positioning the first... Agent: Cordial Medical Europe

20110301487 - Method and apparatus for determining sleep states: An apparatus is provided for detecting Macro Sleep Architecture states of a subject such as WAKE, NREM and REM sleep from a subject's EEG. The apparatus includes an EEG digital signal assembly of modules arranged to convert analogue EEG signals into digital EEG signals. A bispectrum assembly is responsive to... Agent: The University Of Queensland

20110301490 - Device and method for detecting electric potentials on the human or animal body: The invention relates to a device and method for detecting electrical potentials on the human or animal body, with a body-side arrangement of electrodes (3) and a body-side management unit (4). According to the invention, the conductive pathways (19) between electrodes (3) and management unit (4) include at least in... Agent: Up Management Gmbh

20110301489 - Fluid indicator: Apparatus for use in performing impedance measurements on a subject, wherein the apparatus includes a processing system for, at each of three frequencies, determining first and second parameter values for first and second impedance parameters relating to the impedance of at least one body segment of the subject, solving simultaneous... Agent: Impedimed Limited

20110301491 - Method and apparatus for detecting change in intrathoracic electrical impedance: A method and apparatus for detection of changes in impedance a patient that includes generating measured impedances, generating an adaptive baseline trend of the measured impedances corresponding to a first time period, generating a short term trend of the measured impedances corresponding to a second time period less than the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110301488 - Method and apparatus for using biopotentials for simultaneous multiple control functions in computer systems: A biosignal-computer-interface apparatus and method. The apparatus includes one or more devices for generating biosignals based on at least one physiological parameter of an individual, and a computer-interface device capable of performing multiple tasks, including converting the biosignals into at least one input signal, establishing a scale encompassing different levels... Agent: Bcinet, Inc.

20110301492 - Multi-channel impedance cardiography and method of multi-channel impedance cardiography: Multi-channel impedance cardiograph comprises a sine generator, a multiplexer, a high-pass filter, an amplifier, an analogue-code converter and a microcontroller. A compensation circuit reduces the required order of the analogue-code converter. The compensation circuit comprises a second sine signal generator, an adder, a comparator for comparing its input signal with... Agent: Jr Medical Ou

20110301493 - Temperature sensor structure: A device for measuring temperature comprising: first and second temperature sensors enclosed in a first material having one or more material components; a contact surface for contacting a body whose temperature is to be measured, at least part of the contact surface being parallel to a lateral direction; wherein the... Agent: Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited

20110301494 - Ear coupler: An ear coupler includes a dome-shape member having a wall, a flange extending from the wall and circumscribing at least a part of the member, and an opening in the wall of the member. An ear coupler includes a member having a cavity for accommodating an ear, a flange extending... Agent:

20110301495 - Images of language-sensitive neurocircuitry as a diagnostic for autism: The disclosed subject matter provides on ore more imaging techniques during passive auditory stimulation to objectively provide a diagnostic indicator of ASD. These techniques include functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography, and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that uniquely provides an objective (imaging)... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110301496 - Biopsy collection device and related methods: A biopsy collection device may include a filter located distally of an aspiration device to collect a biological sample aspirated from a patient. The biological sample may be accessible to a clinician without the need to expel the sample from the aspiration device. The filter may be disposed in a... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20110301498 - Biopsy device: This invention relates to a biopsy device consisting of an inner cannula (4) and an outer hollow tube (1), a handle (7) which may be removably attached to the outer hollow tube, a locking system to secure the inner cannula and/or the attenuator in the outer hollow tube, and characterized... Agent: Tigenix Nv

20110301497 - Diagnostic and therapeutic magnetic propulsion capsule and method for using the same: A guided medical propulsion capsule driven by strong electro-magnetic interaction between an external AC/DC magnetic gradient-lobe generator and a set of uniquely magnetized ferrous-conductive elements contained within the capsule. The capsule is navigated through the lumens and cavities of the human body wirelessly and without any physical contact for medical... Agent: Magnetecs Corporation

20110301499 - Body fluid sampling device and body fluid measuring device using the same: A body fluid sampling device (100) includes: a connecting portion (105) to which a body fluid container is connected; a suctioning portion (117) which suctions a gas in the body fluid container connected to the connecting portion, to introduce a body fluid into the body fluid container; a suctioning passage... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110301500 - Automated vessel puncture device using three-dimensional(3d) near infrared (nir) imaging and a robotically driven needle: The present invention is directed to an automated vessel puncture device, methods of mapping three-dimensional views of subcutaneous vessels and methods for providing simultaneous real-time diagnostic assay.... Agent:

20110301501 - Guidewire: An object of the present invention is to provide a guidewire capable of measuring a lesion location present in a vascular channel, preventing perforation of a vessel or the like by improving flexibility of a lesion measuring part, measuring a lesion of a peripheral portion by improving insertability of the... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110301502 - In-vessel positioning device: A positioning device is disclosed. The device comprises a distal end, a proximal end, and an elongated body disposed in-between, wherein the elongated body is configured to accommodate at least a portion of the apparatus, and wherein a cross-sectional area of a portion the positioning device is smaller than a... Agent:

20110301503 - Weighted bioacoustic sensor and method of using same: A sensor for sensing bioacoustic energy includes a housing comprising an interfacing portion configured to establish coupling with a body part during use. The sensor includes a transducer element coupled to the interfacing portion of the housing and configured to sense sounds produced by matter of biological origin. One or... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110301504 - Pressure-detecting shoe: A pressure-detecting shoe includes a main body and a pressure sensor module. The main body includes a toe region, a ball region and a heel region. The pressure sensor module includes a toe pressure sensitive bag, a toe pressure sensor, a ball pressure sensitive bag, a ball pressure sensor, a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110301505 - Methods, devices, and systems for health management: The present invention discloses a portable health management device. The device includes a measuring element measuring a biological measurement for a user; a storage element storing a plurality of experience data associated with the biological measurement; an analysis module analyzing the biological measurement in real time based on the plurality... Agent:

  
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20110295053 - Implantable inner ear drive system: An acoustic drive device for an implantable hearing prosthesis is described. A cantilevered positioning stalk has a base end fixedly coupled to an implantable signal processor, an elongated center beam supported by the base end, and an unsupported free end of the positioning stalk. An acoustic drive unit is located... Agent: Vibrant Med-el Hearing Technology Gmbh

20110295059 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of a bridge implant having an adjustable bridge stop: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Mvrx, Inc.

20110295054 - Method of filling an intraluminal reservoir with a therapeutic substance: Methods described herein involve introducing a nasogastric tube into a patient, connecting the nasogastric tube with a reservoir, anchoring the nasogastric tube with the nasal cavity, and introducing a substance into the reservoir through the nasogastric tube.... Agent:

20110295055 - Methods and devices for the rerouting of chyme to induct intestinal brake: Methods and devices reroute chyme to induce intestinal brake in order to improve the effectiveness of bariatric surgical procedures and to improve comorbidity resolution. A bowel is manipulated to provide a shortened path for chyme to travel to the ileum. These methods and devices of rerouting chyme to induce intestinal... Agent:

20110295056 - Systems and methods for gastric volume regulation: Devices and methods for modifying stomach volume include the formation of intragastric slots for wrapping one or more portions of the fundus therethrough with minimal interference with nerves and vasculature flow. Intragastric space occupying devices expand with environmental changes brought about by natural conditions inherent to the digestive cycle such... Agent:

20110295057 - Systems and methods for gastric volume regulation: Devices and methods for modifying stomach volume include the formation of intragastric slots for wrapping one or more portions of the fundus therethrough with minimal interference with nerves and vasculature flow. Intragastric space occupying devices expand with environmental changes brought about by natural conditions inherent to the digestive cycle such... Agent:

20110295058 - Vaginal device: The present invention refers to a vaginal device 1 of an elastic material, said vaginal device 1 comprising a longitudinal portion 2 having a geometrical centre line 3, an upper end 4 and a lower end 5 and which vaginal device 1 is intended to be inserted securely fixated inside... Agent: Invent Medic Sweden Ab

20110295060 - Device and method of use for functional isolation of animal or human tissues: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20110295062 - Equipment for infrared vision of anatomical structures and signal processing methods thereof: Equipment for infrared vision of anatomical structures applicable to assist the physicians in endoscopic, fetoscopic or laparoscopic operations and methods for signal processing to enhance said vision, comprising two units that work together: a multimodal or multispectral imaging unit, constituted by a device comprising an endoscope or fetoscope or laparoscope,... Agent: Hospital Clinic I Provincial De Barcelona

20110295063 - Medical system and control method: A medical system includes a movable portion configured to allow an angle to be changed within a predetermined angular range, an actuator configured to drive the movable portion so as to change the angle of the movable portion when a wire is pulled, a control unit configured to perform drive... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110295061 - Method and device for imaging an interior surface of a corporeal cavity: An endoscopic imaging catheter is configured for insertion, optionally via a longitudinal channel of an endoscopic insertion tube. The endoscopic imaging catheter includes reflecting and optical elements and an imaging element. The reflecting element reflects onto the imaging element through the optical element side and rear views of at least... Agent: Nanamed, LLC

20110295064 - Image pickup unit: An image pickup unit includes a board to which an image pickup device is electrically connected, the board is provided with a first terminal portion which includes a plurality of terminals and is used when a first endoscope is configured, and a second terminal portion which includes a plurality of... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110295066 - Continuous flow endoscope systems: Endoscopes having a hollow outer sheath configured for insertion into a patient's body are disclosed. A hollow inner sheath is receivable within the outer sheath, and is configured to slideably receive a first internal instrument. A working element can be configured to rotatably support at least the first internal instrument... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20110295067 - Remote traction and guidance system for mini-invasive surgery: a cylindrically-shaped introduction guide (20) assembled with said detachable surgical endoclamp (10), said introduction guide (20) comprising a mechanism to detach said endoclamp (10); and at least one remote traction means (30) for said endoclamp (10), acting through the application of an electromagnetic field over the ferromagnetic portion of said... Agent: Biotech Innovations Ltda

20110295065 - Segmented instrument having braking capabilities: One embodiment of present invention is a segmented instrument having braking capabilities that includes an elongate body having a plurality of links and a hinge connecting a pair of adjacent links in the plurality of links. There is also brake assembly coupled to each link in the pair of adjacent... Agent:

20110295068 - Endoscope bending section control mechanism: An endoscope (1) having a distal end being arranged to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient to be examined and a proximal end which is arranged to be held by a user of the endoscope. The endoscope further comprises a handle (2) arranged at the proximal end... Agent:

20110295069 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an elongated insertion portion inserted in a subject; a bending portion including an independently bendable first bending part and a second bending part bendable together with the first bending part in the same direction as a bending direction of the first bending part; a flexible tube portion;... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20110295070 - Endoscope apparatus: Provided is an endoscope apparatus which is equipped with an endoscope including an object lens, a distal end portion and a handling section, a heat-producing device being incorporated into the distal end portion. The endoscope apparatus includes: a cleaning system which transiently discharges a cleaning liquid toward the object lens... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110295071 - Stereoscopic coupler for mechanically and optically coupling a stereo endoscope to a stereo endoscopic camera: o

20110295072 - Imaging assembly with transparent distal cap: An imaging assembly for use in a medical imaging device such as an endoscope or the like. In one embodiment, the imaging assembly includes a transparent distal cap that is shaped to receive an image sensor insert. The image sensor insert has a cooling channel that supplies a cooling liquid... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110295073 - System for illuminating a body orifice: A system for illuminating a body orifice includes: a frustoconical optical waveguide speculum includes a distal end, a proximal end wider than the distal end, an at least partially circumferential body wall having a bore passing between the proximal and distal ends of the speculum; and a base that couples... Agent:

20110295074 - Methods and devices for providing multiple devices access to a surgical site through a single port: Methods and devices are provided to assist in providing multiple devices access to a surgical site through a single port. In one exemplary embodiment an access device includes a body having a plurality of ports. The ports can include at least one primary instrument port and at least one secondary... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110295075 - Tissue retractor stay: A handless surgical stay includes an elastomeric band with a longitudinal body having a first end. The surgical stay further includes a tissue retention member including a tissue engaging portion and an anchor portion. The anchor portion is coupled to the first end of the elastomeric band such that the... Agent:

20110295076 - Access apparatus with shallow zero closure valve: A surgical access assembly for use with a surgical access device includes a housing defining a central longitudinal axis, an elongate access member extending from the housing whereby the housing and the access member having a longitudinal passage dimensioned to permit passage of a surgical instrument, an instrument seal disposed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110295077 - Methods and devices for providing multiple devices access to a surgical site through a single port: Methods and devices are provided to assist in providing multiple devices access to a surgical site through a single port. In one exemplary embodiment an access device includes a body having a plurality of ports. The ports can include at least one primary instrument port and at least one secondary... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110295081 - Biologic information detecting apparatus: In order to achieve the above object, biologic information detecting apparatus according to the invention has a structure in which the apparatus includes a sensor for detecting biologic information in a pair of arms connected via a spindle, and the sensor is tightly attached to a projecting part in a... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110295079 - Ingestible devices for measuring physiological parameters: An ingestible apparatus produces and processes physiological signals representative of a physiological parameter. The apparatus measures the physiological parameter from within the body of a living entity. The apparatus includes a physiological transducer circuit to sense the physiological signals, a processor to process the physiological signals in response to the... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20110295080 - Physiology condition detection device and the system thereof: A physiology condition detection device comprises a physiology condition sensor, a signal converter and an RFID processor. The physiology condition sensor is configured to sense physiology condition. The signal converter is configured to convert the sensed physiology condition to digitized physiology data. The RFID processor is configured to control the... Agent: Ralink Technology Corporation

20110295078 - Systems and methods for collection, organization and display of ems information: A system for collecting and displaying emergency medical services information according to embodiments of the present invention includes a patient monitoring device configured to monitor a patient, a navigation device, a patient charting device, a database, a display device, and a processor communicably coupled to the defibrillator, the navigation device,... Agent:

20110295083 - Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring, analyzing, and/or adjusting sleep conditions: Therapeutic and diagnostic systems and methods help an individual with a sleep disordered breathing condition, such as habitual snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), achieve deep, restorative sleep. The systems and methods include component that serve complementary sensing, monitoring, and corrective or diagnostic functions.... Agent:

20110295084 - Integrating device-based sensors and bedside biomarker assays to detect worsening heart failure: Physiological sensor data can be combined with external biomarker assays, such as a bedside assay for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), to improve the sensitivity and specificity of heart failure detection.... Agent:

20110295085 - Medical monitoring device and system: A portable device that receives data provided by one or more sensors and displays statistical data related to the sensor data or otherwise related to the person. Statistical data may include high, low, average, mean value, median value, standard deviation, least square, variance, distribution, compilation, etc. for or at any... Agent: Ideal Life, Inc.

20110295086 - State-of-attention determination apparatus, method, and program: The apparatus includes: a detection section for detecting a time period during which an operator is making preparations prior to beginning a driving operation; an adjustment section for adjusting a determination criterion for determining a state of attention of the operator during a driving operation, which calculates an eye fixation... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110295082 - Transformation of medical status data into executable programs: A transformer system receives medical status data generated by a monitoring device. The medical status data represents one or more physiological characteristics of a patient. In response to receiving the medical status data, the transformer system applies a transformation to the medical status data. A script file results from the... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110295087 - Biological information detection sensor, electric apparatus using thereof and biological information detection method: A biological information detection sensor is provided by which it is possible to integrate multiple detection means, and it is possible to measure the biological information that is necessary in accordance with the usage state of the sensor used by the user while avoiding redundant information. The biological information detection... Agent:

20110295091 - Method and system for managing patient data: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for managing patient data. In one aspect, the invention relates to a system for managing patient data having many instruments. The instruments have a sampling member for sampling a body fluid from a patient and are in direct communication with at... Agent: Instrumentation Laboratory Company

20110295088 - Systems, devices, and methods including implantable devices with anti-microbial properties: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable implant configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent microbial growth or adherence to the implant.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110295089 - Systems, devices, and methods including implantable devices with anti-microbial properties: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable implant configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent microbial growth or adherence to the implant.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110295090 - Systems, devices, and methods including implantable devices with anti-microbial properties: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable implant configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent microbial growth or adherence to the implant.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110295092 - Biologic information detecting apparatus: In order to achieve the above object, biologic information detecting apparatus according to the invention has a structure in which the apparatus includes a sensor for detecting biologic information in a pair of arms connected via a spindle, and the sensor is tightly attached to a projecting part in a... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110295093 - Retinopathy of prematurity determination and alarm system: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to determining a likelihood of possible retinopathy of prematurity and alerting a caregiver of such likelihood. According to certain embodiments, an apparatus for determining a risk of retinopathy of prematurity in a patient may include a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110295094 - Retinopathy of prematurity determination and alarm system: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to determining a likelihood of possible retinopathy of prematurity and alerting a caregiver of such likelihood. According to certain embodiments, an apparatus for displaying an indication of a risk of retinopathy of prematurity in a patient may include a processing unit. The processing unit... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110295095 - Meter with bi-stable display: A medical handheld device having a bi-stable display, which can be supplemented by a further display, is presented. The display of the medical handheld device can have a display surface. The display surface can have a keypad in the form of a matrix of sensors. The matrix of sensors can... Agent:

20110295097 - Fetal electrode assembly and fetal electrode: An electrode assembly comprising a fetal electrode (1) that is connected to a drive tube (31) by a torque limiting connection (30). The connection allows the drive tube to separate from the electrode hub once a predetermined torque has been reached. The electrode hub is also provided with a deflection... Agent: Neoventa Medical Ab

20110295096 - Method and system for electrode impedance measurement: The present invention relates to measuring electrical impedance, and particularly to measuring impedance of electrodes used to acquire physiological signals. The measurement of electrode impedance is typically performed to ensure proper electrode-to-skin contact, and thus verify the quality of the acquired signals. Electrode-to-skin contact impedance has also clinical utility for... Agent: Neurowave Systems Inc.

20110295098 - Catherter with contractable mapping assembly: The invention is directed to a mapping catheter useful for mapping tubular regions in and around the heart. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body. A mapping assembly is provided at the distal end of the catheter body. The mapping assembly comprises a tubular structure comprising a pre-formed generally... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.

20110295099 - Electrode kit for easy and fast deployment in electroencephalogram acquisition and monitoring applications: Electrodes for use in electroencephalographic recording, including consciousness and seizure monitoring applications, have novel features that speed, facilitate or enforce proper placement of the electrodes, including aligning tabs and arrowed aligning juts, color coding, and an insulating bridge between reference and ground electrodes which ensures a safe application distance between... Agent: Neurowave Systems Inc.

20110295100 - Microneedle electrode: In certain variations, methods, systems and/or devices for enhancing conductivity of an electrical signal through a subject's skin using one or more microneedle electrodes are provided. A microneedle electrode may be applied to the subject's skin by placing the microneedle electrode in direct contact with the subject's skin. The microneedles... Agent:

20110295101 - Modular software system for guided radiation therapy: A facility for performing patient localization for radiation therapy is described. The facility activates two or more discrete software modules, and performs interactions between the activated software modules. Based upon the performed interactions, the facility performs patient localization for a radiation therapy session.... Agent:

20110295102 - Systems and methods for networked wearable medical sensors: A medical sensor system comprises a gateway comprising a wideband receiver and a narrow band transmitter, the each gateway configured to receive a wideband positioning frame using the wideband receiver from one or more wearable sensors and to transmit acknowledgement frames using the narrow band transmitter that include timing and... Agent: Tensorcom Inc.

20110295104 - Detection and guide systems and methods for accessing blood vessels: A detection and guide system provides access to desired blood vessel locations. An implant formed of a biocompatible material is implanted within a mammalian body proximate an outer surface of a blood vessel. The detection and guide system may be configured to be positioned outside the mammalian body to detect... Agent:

20110295103 - Visual stimulation presenting apparatus, functional magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, magnetoencephalograph apparatus, and brain function measurement method: A visual stimulation presentation apparatus including: a specimen holding unit, made of a non-magnetic material, configured to hold multiple specimens of actual objects serving as specimens for presenting a subject with visual stimulation when running an apparatus to measure brain functions of the subject by detecting change in magnetic field;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110295105 - Systems and methods for opening a tissue: Systems and methods for opening a tissue to a target value are disclosed herein. In an exemplary method, a region of the tissue is targeted for opening, a size range of microbubbles corresponding to the target value is determined, microbubbles of the size range are positioned in proximity to the... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20110295108 - Apparatus for use with needle insertion guidance system: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110295107 - Catheter system for measuring and marking vessel characteristics: A system marks and measures a Vessel lumen, heart valve or body cavity using a circumference measuring catheter. A catheter system comprises a catheter device including a loop having an adjustable circumference that is adjustable within a vessel. The catheter device includes a means for adjusting the circumference of the... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20110295109 - Method and device for navigation of a surgical tool: The invention relates to a method of navigation of a tool to be used in a surgical operation for treating a target region within the body of a patient.... Agent: Imactis

20110295110 - Method and system of tracking and mapping in a medical procedure: A tracking system for a target anatomy of a patient can include a medical device having a magnetic source (299) integrally connected thereto and positionable in the target anatomy, a plurality of Optical Atomic Magnetometer (OAM) sensors (210) for detecting a magnetic field from the magnetic source, and a processor... Agent:

20110295106 - System and method for visualizing catheter placement in a vasculature: A system for advancing a needle through a vasculature to an injection site at the heart of a patient includes a guide catheter with a reflective distal tip. Also included is an imaging unit that is mounted on the catheter to radiate an energy field. Structurally, a distal portion of... Agent:

20110295111 - System for determining the orientation of a catheter: The present invention relates to a system for determining the orientation of a catheter (2). The system comprises a catheter (2), an asymmetric marker (11) attached to the catheter (2), and an imaging unit (25) for generating a projection image of the asymmetric marker (11), wherein the imaging unit (25)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110295112 - Anatomical recognition and dimensional analysis of breast volume to assist breast surgery: Various systems, methods, techniques and/or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point... Agent: Precision Light, Inc.

20110295113 - Method and system for displaying medical images: A method for displaying medical image data. The method includes digitally combining 3D volume visualizations to form a plurality of four-dimensional (4D) volume visualizations representing the 3D volume visualizations over a period of time. The plurality of 4D volume visualizations include first and second 4D volume visualizations. The first 4D... Agent: General Electric Company

20110295114 - Devices, methods and kits for delivery of therapeutic materials to a pancreas: Devices and methods are described herein for engraftment of stem cells into a pancreas using an endovascular approach. Targeted intra-arterial injection of stem cells selectively in a splenic artery can achieve engraftment of insulin producing cells in the tail of the pancreas with high efficiency and without systemic circulation of... Agent: Renovorx

20110295115 - Interventions using correlated nuclear and ultrasound imaging: An apparatus and method for localizing a nuclear-emitting lesion during an intervention using correlated nuclear and ultrasound imaging. The apparatus provides interventional access and quasi-stereotactic positioning of interventional devices, with real-time ultrasound image visualization for tracking the approach of the device to the lesion. The apparatus is intended to overcome... Agent:

20110295116 - Providing a motion image in an ultrasound system: Embodiments for providing a motion image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit configured to form transmit signals having different phases between a nth frame and a (n+1)th frame, transmit and receive ultrasound signals to and from a... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20110295117 - Device for measuring a characteristic reading distance of an individual: A device for measuring a characteristic reading distance of an individual, includes a measurement support carrying at least one ultrasound emitter member and at least one ultrasound receiver member, at least one of these members, referred to as a main measurement member, possessing a measurement axis on which emission or... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20110295118 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and image-information management apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an image memory, an output-information creating unit, and a control unit. The image memory associates and stores an ultrasound image and a first image that is set in accordance with a schematic image representing a portion imaged onto the ultrasound image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110295120 - 3d ultrasound apparatus and method for operating the same: A 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound apparatus and a method for operating the same are provided. A 3D ultrasound apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor and a controller. The first processor determines a start point from an image data obtained by scanning an object in a human body. The second... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110295121 - 3d ultrasound system and method for operating 3d ultrasound system: A 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound system and a method for operating a 3D ultrasound system are provided. A 3D ultrasound system includes an extractor, a processor, and a controller. The extractor scans an image of an object in a human body, and extracts a region of interest (ROI) image in an... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20110295119 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound imaging system: An ultrasound probe and an ultrasound imaging system include a plurality of transducer elements arranged in an array. The plurality of transducer elements are organized to form a transmit aperture and a receive aperture. The ultrasound probe and ultrasound imaging system include a plurality of summing nodes. The ultrasound probe... Agent: General Electric Company

20110295123 - Curved linear array transducer, system and method: A focused ultrasound beam is created using a probe having a curved linear array. The curved linear array is asymmetric and two dimensional comprising individual parallel circumferential, linear sub-arrays disposed at a distal end of a probe. A first sub-array is disposed proximate a distal end and a final sub-array... Agent: Riverside Research Institute

20110295122 - System and method for ultrasound imaging with a configurable receive aperture: A system and method of ultrasound imaging includes a beamformer including a plurality of channels, a two-dimensional transducer array including a plurality of elements, and a plurality of signal pathways linking the plurality of elements to the plurality of channels. The system and method also include a plurality of switches... Agent: General Electric Company

20110295124 - Ultrasonic probe and method of manufacturing the same: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a plurality of piezoelectric elements, a first electrode, a plurality of second electrodes, a plurality of stacked flexible printed circuit boards, and a plurality of connection portions. The plurality of piezoelectric elements are arrayed. The first electrode is provided on the emitting... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110295125 - Apparatus and method for radio frequency ablation of a liver tumor in liver tissues: A method for detecting death process of a cell or tissue of a living subject. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of illuminating the cell or tissue of the living subject with a coherent light, collecting fluorescent light returned from the illuminated cell or tissue of the living... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20110295126 - Systems and methods for measuring arterial stiffness: Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring a patient that includes a cuff configured to inflate to at least partially occlude an artery of the patient and a cuff controller configured to control inflation and deflation of the cuff. The system also includes a sensor configured to receive a signal... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20110295127 - Vibro-acoustic detection of cardiac conditions: Apparatus and methods for vibro-acoustic detection of cardiac conditions are disclosed. An example method includes calculating a frequency difference between a first frequency of a first cardiac signal and a second frequency of a second cardiac signal; calculating an amplitude difference between the first cardiac signal and the second cardiac... Agent:

20110295128 - Blood-pressure sensor: A blood-pressure sensor includes a substrate, a first electrode, a magnetization fixed layer, a nonmagnetic layer, a magnetization free layer, and a second electrode. The substrate is bent to generate a tensile stress at least in a first direction. The first electrode is provided on the substrate. The magnetization fixed... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110295129 - Method of measuring blood pressure and apparatus for performing the same: A method for measuring the blood pressure of a subject is provided, the method comprising applying an occluding pressure to a portion of the subject such that the flow of blood through a blood vessel may be at least partially occluded; increasing the occluding pressure; superimposing on the occluding pressure... Agent: Royal United Hosptial Bath Nhs Trust

20110295130 - Blood pressure measurement device including cuff to be wrapped around measurement site: A blood pressure measurement device includes a wrapping strength detecting portion for detecting a wrapping strength of a cuff with respect to a measurement site. The wrapping strength detecting portion detects the wrapping strength of the cuff prior to calculation of a blood pressure value by a blood pressure calculation... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110295131 - Biologic information detecting apparatus: In order to achieve the above object, biologic information detecting apparatus according to the invention has a structure in which the apparatus includes a sensor for detecting biologic information in a pair of arms connected via a spindle, and the sensor is tightly attached to a projecting part in a... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110295132 - Biologic information detecting apparatus: In order to achieve the above object, biologic information detecting apparatus according to the invention has a structure in which the apparatus includes a sensor for detecting biologic information in a pair of arms connected via a spindle, and the sensor is tightly attached to a projecting part in a... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110295133 - Biologic information detecting apparatus: In order to achieve the above object, biologic information detecting apparatus according to the invention has a structure in which the apparatus includes a sensor for detecting biologic information in a pair of arms connected via a spindle, and the sensor is tightly attached to a projecting part in a... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110295134 - Method for ecg screening: A method for screening a selected population such as student athletes for heart disease and/or cardiac abnormalities comprises obtaining an ECG of an individual member of the population at a first location; uploading the ECG to a data storage device connected to a communications network; storing the ECG in the... Agent:

20110295135 - System for verifying the integrity of cardiac complex templates: A method and system for verifying the integrity of normal sinus rhythm (NSR) templates and updating the NSR template after selected time intervals. At selected time intervals after establishing a NSR template, cardiac complexes are sensed and values for one or more cardiac parameters are measured. The values of the... Agent:

20110295136 - Far-field sensing channel for implantable cardiac device: An implantable pacemaker is provided with a far-field sensing channel which requires a reduced refractory period during the time when pacing pulses are delivered as compared with sensing channels using intra-cardiac electrodes. The far-field sensing channel may use the conductive housing of the implantable device or can and an indifferent... Agent:

20110295137 - Cardiac resynchronization therapy optimization using electromechanical delay from realtime electrode motion tracking: An exemplary method includes providing a mechanical activation time (MA time) for a myocardial location, the location defined at least in part by an electrode and the mechanical activation time determined at least in part by movement of the electrode; providing an electrical activation time (EA time) for the myocardial... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20110295138 - Method and system for reliable inspiration-to-expiration ratio extraction from acoustic physiological signal: A method and system for reliably estimating inspiration-to-expiration ratio from an acoustic physiological signal. A background sound level is set to an energy level whereat a predetermined share of data points on an energy envelope is below the energy level, after which respiration phase start and end times are determined... Agent:

20110295139 - Method and system for reliable respiration parameter estimation from acoustic physiological signal: A method and system that reliably estimates a respiration parameter from an acoustic physiological signal without introducing undue complexity or intense computation. A median filter is applied to an energy envelope of the signal to remove heart sound “sparks” from the envelope and better isolate lung sounds. The median filter... Agent:

20110295140 - Method and apparatus for measuring trace levels of co in human breath using cavity enhanced, mid-infared absorption spectroscopy: A method and apparatus for analyzing trace levels of CO in human breath for the purpose of, among other things, assessing the severity of pulmonary diseases and monitoring the patient's response to a prescribed treatment. The apparatus measures in situ and in real time the CO concentration at sensitivity levels... Agent: Intelliscience Research LLC

20110295141 - Methods and systems for endobronchial diagnostics: A method for assessing lung function in a patient is disclosed. The method comprises isolating a lung compartment. Thereafter, in one embodiment, an inhaled gas of known composition is introduced into the lung and compared to the composition of the exhaled gas. Alternatively, accumulated CO2 content is measured within the... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation

20110295143 - Brain function mapping: A method for identifying a functional area of a brain. The functional area is associated with a neurological function. The method includes applying a plurality of electrodes to a surface of the brain. A slow cortical potential is determined based on one or more electrical signals produced by the plurality... Agent: Washington University In St. Louis

20110295142 - Detector for identifying physiological artifacts from physiological signals and method: The present invention relates to a physiological monitor and system, particularly to an electroencephalogram (EEG) monitor and system, and a method of detecting the presence and absence of artifacts and possibly removing artifacts from an EEG, other physiological signal or sensor signal without corrupting or compromising the signal. The accurate,... Agent: Neurowave Systems Inc.

20110295145 - Body composition monitor, measurement result output method, and measurement result output program product: A body composition monitor calculates a body composition value of a whole body and a body composition value by site of a user using a plurality of electrodes, and calculates a site ratio representing a ratio of the body composition value by site with respect to the body composition value... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110295144 - Health managing device: In an abdominal fat measuring device that is a health managing device, vertical and horizontal widths of the abdomen of a subject are measured, and an ellipse defined by such widths is defined as an outer shape ellipse. The abdominal fat measuring device stores in advance an image representing the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20110295147 - Gas column pressure monitoring device: The present invention provides a device for efficiently coupling a pressure monitoring device to a pressure transducer. In addition, the present invention reduces or eliminates the likelihood air will be unintentionally injected into the pressure monitoring device while connecting the pressure monitoring device to a pressure transducer. In one embodiment,... Agent:

20110295146 - Remote pressure sensing system and method thereof: The present invention relates to a monitoring system and method for use with a body of a subject. The system comprises a medical device, having a portion thereof configured to be placed inside the subject's body, said portion of the medical device being configured to be propelled by fluid pressure... Agent:

20110295148 - Device for collecting a tissue sample from an animal: The invention relates to a device for collecting a tissue sample from an animal, comprising: a collection means having at least one cutting element (21) for cutting a tissue sample from the animal, and a means for storing said sample. According to the invention, the collection means also includes a... Agent:

20110295149 - Apparatus for solubilizing tissue: Tissue solubilizing apparatuses are provided. The apparatuses may be useful to solubilize tissue, including skin, mucosal membrane, and other tissue. The apparatuses may be further useful to preserve and recover analytes contained within the solubilized skin, mucosal membrane, and other tissue.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110295150 - Quick cycle biopsy system: A method for extracting a tissue sample includes altering the pressure inside the lumen of a cannula to facilitate extraction of a tissue sample from the cannula. One aspect of the invention includes a biopsy apparatus comprising a valve for controlling the pressure inside the lumen of the cannula. In... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110295151 - Enteroendocrine manipulation for metabolic effect: L-cells may be introduced in the gastrointestinal tract. L-cells are used in the digestive process to produce a more efficient and lasting means of regulating feelings of satiation in a patient. Desired metabolic effects may be achieved by manipulating L-cells via delivery sites, frequency of delivery, or type of biological... Agent:

20110295152 - Puncture method, incision needle, puncture needle, needle cap and instrument for blood purification treatment: The present invention is a method of puncturing a shunt blood vessel, using a incision needle having a pointed extremity that protrudes apically from a hypothetical angled plane formed by cutting straight through the tip of the needle at an angle, wherein the pointed extremity of the incision needle is... Agent: Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co., Ltd.

20110295154 - Lancet comprising a test region: The invention relates to a lancet, comprising a base body (2), which has a test region (3) on an upper face for analyzing a body fluid sample, a lancing element (4) extending from the base body (2) for puncturing the skin of a patient, and a capillary structure (5) for... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20110295153 - Lancing device: A lancing device for use with a lancet for obtaining a blood sample is disclosed. The lancing device comprises a housing; a probe disposed in the housing; and a probe actuator for linearly displacing the probe. The probe is configured for releasably engaging a lancet and is provided with sliding... Agent:

20110295155 - Guide wire with core having welded wire segments: An intravascular guide wire having two core materials joined together without the use of a connector tube or sleeve, the core materials being stainless steel and psuedoelastic metal alloy, nitinol. The core materials are joined to each other through an intermediate transition piece made essentially of nickel, which is welded... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110295157 - Compliant blood vessel graft: Stents and methods of using stents are provided. Stents of the invention provide external support structure for a blood vessel segment disposed within, wherein the stents are capable of resilient radial expansion in a manner mimicking the compliance properties of an artery. The stent may be formed of a knitted... Agent:

20110295156 - Male chastity device having a sensor for detecting prohibited behaviors: A male chastity device utilizes sensors to detect sexual arousal, sexual activity, and/or attempts to tamper with or remove the device. It reports sensed data and/or employs an aversive electric stimulus to discourage the detected unwanted behaviors. The male chastity apparatus includes a structural element wearable on male genital anatomy,... Agent:

20110295158 - Prolapsometer: This invention is related to means for the normal or abnormal movement measurement of the uterus. Particularly, it refers to a device permitting to quantify the prolapse of the uterus or the vaginal vault after that the patient has had a hysterectomy. Such device or prolapsometer embraces a set of... Agent:

20110295159 - Method and apparatus for an implantable inertial-based sensing system for real-time, in vivo detection of spinal pseudarthrosis and adjacent segment motion: A vertebral processor designed to collect and interpret data from multiple surgically implanted accelerometers. Each accelerometer is surgically implanted into a vertebra of a patient utilizing a bone screw. Additional accelerometers are implanted in adjacent vertebrae. The data from the accelerometers is compared by an algorithm to determine the relative... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

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