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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 65 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120046513 - Magnetic hot / cold pack: A pack has a flexible pouch having a pair of planar sheets. The sheets each have a top, a bottom, and two opposite side edges. The sheets are secured together along their top, bottom, and side edges to form a compartment. A gel is carried in the compartment of the... Agent:

20120046515 - Assembly and method for stabilizing a percutaneous cable: A percutaneous cable is attached to a mechanical cardiac pump and is passed through the skin. Sutures can be used to stabilize the cable against movement to prevent disturbing tissue surrounding cable and thereby reduce the incidence of infection. A funnel-shaped tubular device can be used where the cable exits... Agent:

20120046514 - Implantable blood pump: An implantable blood pump includes a housing defining an inlet opening and an outlet opening. Within the housing, a dividing wall defines a blood flow conduit extending between the inlet opening and the outlet opening of the housing. The blood pump has a rotary motor that includes a stator and... Agent:

20120046516 - Method and apparatus to rewire the brain with finger movements: The present invention provides a mechanism for reorganization of the brain through tactile stimulation. A board is provided that has a dual contact path for tracing by the user's fingers. The contact can be continuous or intermittent and the paths can be mazes, labyrinths, spirals or any other design to... Agent:

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20120046518 - Estrus synchronization preparations & effective cidr-less protocols: An injectable preparation of estrogenic and progestrogenic hormonal compounds in an anhydrous excipient injected to synchronize estrus in non-menstruating placental female animals, and a five to nine day protocol to apply the unique preparation to achieve estrus synchronization.... Agent:

20120046519 - Method and composition for synchronizing time of insemination: Methods and compositions for synchronizing the time of insemination in swine are described. More particularly, methods are described for synchronizing the time of insemination by administration of a composition comprising a hormone, wherein the swine is inseminated only one time after administration of the hormone, and wherein there is no... Agent: Pennatek, LLC

20120046520 - Pare piezo power with energy recovery: The present invention generally relates to medical systems and apparatus and uses thereof for treating obesity and/or obesity-related diseases, and more specifically, relates to systems and methods for energy recovery in a laparoscopically-placed gastric banding system operably coupled to a piezo actuator. The energy recovery may be obtained utilizing an... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120046521 - Systems, instruments, and methods for four dimensional soft tissue navigation: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which... Agent:

20120046522 - Endoscopic system: An endoscopic system includes an insertion-section, a wire, an adjustment-unit, a memory, a shape-acquiring-unit and a controller. The insertion-section includes a tubular-section and a bending-section. The wire is inserted in the insertion-section and pulled and loosened to bend the bending-section. The adjustment-unit adjusts tensile force applied to the wire. The... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120046523 - Self propelling device: A self propelling device is attached to a front end side of an insert section of an endoscope and propels the front end side in a body. The self propelling device has an internal cylinder into which the front end side is inserted and an external cylinder surrounding the internal... Agent:

20120046524 - Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath: An endoscope includes, an insertion section, a distal end section body has an observation window, a liquid feed path which is formed to supply a liquid to the distal end section body side, a gas feed path which is formed to supply a gas to the distal end section body... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120046525 - Laparoscopic surgical retraction device: A laparoscopic surgical retraction device is described. The device has an insertion configuration and an operational configuration. In the insertion configuration the device is collapsible such that the dimensions of the device can be reduced so as to allow the complete insertion of the device through a trocar or cannula... Agent: Neosurgical Limited

20120046526 - Instruments for use in femoroacetabular impingement procedures: Improved instruments (tools) and surgical techniques are provided for use in surgical procedures that treat femoroacetabular impingement of both the Cam and Pincer types.... Agent: New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery

20120046527 - Tissue retractor and method of use: Systems, devices and methods related to retractor systems that retract tissue to allow access to a surgical site are described. The retractor systems can include a first rotatable arm attachable to a first blade, a second rotatable arm attachable to a second blade and a third linearly translatable arm attachable... Agent:

20120046528 - System and method for detecting and treating cardiovascular disease: A system for detecting and treating congestive heart failure includes an implantable module, such as a pacemaker, and a patient advisory module. The system is configured to measure thoracic impedance and to provide the patient with instructions in order to improve the accuracy of the thoracic impedance measurement as well... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120046529 - Physiologically active substance collecting device: A physiologically active substance collecting device, includes: a collecting section brought into contact with a body surface of a living organism to acquire a physiologically active substance from the body surface; and a liquid sending means for sending a solvent to the collecting section, the collecting section having an aperture... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120046530 - Multiple wavelength sensor drivers: A physiological sensor includes an electrical grid to activate one or more light emitters by addressing at least one row conductor and at least one column conductor. Each light emitter includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The physiological sensor includes a first light emitter and a second light... Agent: Masimo Laboratories, Inc.

20120046531 - Insertion of medical devices through non-orthogonal and orthogonal trajectories within the cranium and methods of using: The invention comprises an elongated device adapted for insertion, including self-insertion, through the body, especially the skull. The device has at least one effector or sensor and is configured to permit implantation of multiple functional components through a single entry site into the skull by directing the components at different... Agent:

20120046532 - Foot pulse oximeter for screening congenital heart disease before newborn discharge: A method including placing a portion of a foot of a newborn in a device, the device including a light emitter and a corresponding receiver coupled on opposite sides of the device, the device further including a processor for processing data from the light emitter and receiver; and determining a... Agent: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute At Harbor-ucla Medical Center

20120046534 - Analyte sensing biointerface: Disclosed herein is an analyte sensing biointerface that comprises a sensing electrode incorporated within a non-conductive matrix comprising a plurality of passageways extending through the matrix to the sensing electrode. Also disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing a sensing biointerface and methods of detecting an analyte within tissue of a... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120046533 - Combined sensor and infusion sets: Embodiments of the invention provide a dual insertion set for supplying a fluid to the body of a patient and for monitoring a body characteristic of the patient. Typical embodiments of the invention include a base, an infusion portion coupled to a first piercing member and a sensor portion coupled... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120046535 - Dry electrode for biomedical signal measuring sensor: A dry electrode for biomedical signal measuring sensor includes a conductive sponge, a conductive fabric, and a thin metal film. The conductive fabric covers the whole conductive sponge, and the thin metal film is disposed on one face of the conductive fabric opposite to the conductive sponge. When using the... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20120046537 - Medical imaging device: A medical imaging device having a tubular receiving region to receive a patient on a patient couch is proposed. The medical imaging device has a wall at least partially enclosing the receiving region. The medical imaging device features a film disposed on the wall at least partially enclosing the receiving... Agent:

20120046536 - Surgical instrument navigation systems and methods: A navigation system to track positions of surgical components during surgery of a patient. The navigation system includes a power source to emit a tracking signal during surgery of the patient, a first sensor mounted to a movable region of the patient to respond to the emitted tracking signal, and... Agent: Manhattan Technologies, LLC

20120046539 - Dual-contrast mr imaging using fluid-attenuation inversion recovery (flair): The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of at least a portion of a body (10) of a patient placed in an examination volume of an MR device (1). The acquisition of high-resolution three-dimensional FLAIR images as well as T2-weighted images at high main magnetic field strength (>3... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120046538 - Method for estimating the physiological parameters defining the edema induced upon infusion of fluid from an intraparenchymally placed catheter: A method for estimating the physiological parameters defining the edema induced upon infusion of fluid from an intraparenchymally placed catheter including; acquisition of patient-specific medical data; estimation of pertinent tissue microstructure based on the patient-specific medical data and/or generalized information derived or drawn from one or more of the following:... Agent:

20120046540 - Robotic knee testing device, subjective patient input device and methods for using same: An apparatus for evaluating leg movement characteristics of a patient is provided. The apparatus comprises a base assembly configured to at least partially support the patient's torso; and first and second leg support assemblies independently pivotably mounted about a pivot axis relative to the base assembly. Each leg support assembly... Agent: Ermi, Inc.

20120046541 - Mri using hybrid image: Magnetic resonance images (MRI) are generated by acquiring a plurality of N>2 image data sets for an imaged patient volume using respectively corresponding different data acquisition imaging parameters. At least one hybrid image data set X is generated for the imaged patient volume based on a combination of at least... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120046542 - Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120046543 - Patient breathing modeling: A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a locatable guide. After an initial image set is acquired, an area of interest is identified and the movement... Agent:

20120046544 - Radiation tomography apparatus: This disclosure has one object to provide radiation tomography apparatus that allows acquisition of a sectional image having an accurately mapped radiopharmaceutical localization in an internal structure of a subject. According to one embodiment, a top board stops several times between a starting position forwardly in a top board movement... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20120046545 - Patient breathing modeling: A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a locatable guide. After an initial image set is acquired, an area of interest is identified and the movement... Agent:

20120046546 - Systems and method for assessing functionality of dual check valve arrangements in medical tubing sets: A dual one-way check valve arrangement (300) that may be used for assessing an operating condition of at least one of first and second check valves (304, 308) situated in series along/within a section of a patient-specific section of tubing (244). A pressure sensor (332) may be associated with at... Agent:

20120046547 - System and method for cosmetic treatment: Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of a hand wand and a removable transducer module having an ultrasound transducer. The system can include a control module that is coupled to the hand wand and has a graphical user interface for controlling the... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC

20120046548 - Handheld ultrasound color flow imaging system with mechanically scanned, mechanically focused multi-element transducers: A portable ultrasound imaging system employs a mechanically focused multi-element circular annular transducer that is mechanically scanned using a motor. Received echoes are processed to form two dimensional gray scale B mode images or two dimensional color tissue flow images which are displayed on a display unit. In case of... Agent: Imsonic Medical, Inc.

20120046550 - Ultrasound strain imaging: Embodiments for providing a strain image in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processing unit sets windows on a pre-compression frame and a post-compression frame, and performs a correlation operation between the first and second frames within the windows to compute displacements for a third frame, wherein... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.

20120046549 - Ultrasound system and method of measuring fetal rib: Disclosed are an ultrasound system of measuring a number of ribs of a fetus and a method thereof. The ultrasound system of measuring the number of ribs of the fetus in three dimensions may include a setting unit that is used by a user, to set a portion where the... Agent:

20120046552 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic method: In order to provide an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus with a transceiver circuit configuration which has a small number of components and is suitable for miniaturization, an amplifier circuit used for both transmission and reception which can be built in an ultrasonic probe and has a function of adding currents of... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120046551 - Ultrasonic probe: A three-dimensional (3D) mechanical probe capable of ensuring reliable sealing between an acoustic window and a base is disclosed.... Agent: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120046553 - Ultrasound catheter housing with electromagnetic shielding properties and methods of manufacture: An ultrasound catheter housing with electromagnetic shielding properties and methods of manufacturing is provided. The ultrasound catheter housing comprises a an inner thin wall polymer tube extruded using an ultrasonically transparent polymer, a thin metalized layer deposited on the outer surface of the inner tube, and an outer thin wall... Agent: General Electric Company

20120046555 - Body tissue imaging using raman scattering light: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for the noninvasive imaging of a tissue (in particular, a cardiac tissue) in real time, and a device therefor. The present invention provides a method for imaging a sample that contains myocardial tissue and one or more blood vessels... Agent:

20120046554 - Fluorescent fiberoptic probe for tissue health discrimination and method of use thereof: A system and method for the in situ discrimination of healthy and diseased tissue. A fiberoptic based probe is employed to direct ultraviolet illumination onto a tissue specimen and to collect the fluorescent response radiation. The response radiation is observed at three selected wavelengths, one of which corresponds to an... Agent: Luma Imaging Corporation

20120046556 - Methods and kits for preventing the spread of sexually transmitted microorganisms: This application is directed to methods and kits for preventing the spread of sexually transmitted microorganisms among individuals. The present method is for the application of a medicament comprising an irrigant to an area of the body having, or which may have, a lesion resulting from, for example, a viral,... Agent:

20120046557 - Fluid titration system: A fluid titration system has an optical sensor, a physiological monitor, a titration controller and an infusion device. The optical sensor transmits multiple wavelengths of light into a tissue site of a person and detects the optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood flowing within the tissue site. The physiological... Agent:

20120046558 - Method and apparatus for distinguishing epileptic seizure and neurocardiogenic syncope: A system and method for distinguishing an epileptic event from a syncope event that includes sensing a signal, generating sensed intervals in response to the sensed signal, generating an indication signal in response to an occurrence of an event, determining a marginality in response to the generated indication signal and... Agent:

20120046559 - Cross-checking of transthoracic impedance and acceleration signals: A first chamber minute ventilation rate is determined based on a first transthoracic impedance signal received from a first chamber of a heart and a second chamber minute ventilation rate is determined based on a second transthoracic impedance signal received from a second chamber of the heart. A processor compares... Agent:

20120046560 - Apparatus and method for sensor deployment and fixation: An implant assembly is implanted in vivo within a vascular system in the implant assembly has a diameter greater than a vessel and compliance characteristics such that, upon release, the implant assembly forms an interference fit is between the anchor structure and the vessel wall, thereby preventing further distal movement.... Agent:

20120046561 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus: A blood pressure measuring apparatus, which measures a blood pressure of a living body, includes: a cuff-pressure control unit which controls a cuff pressure of a cuff that presses a part of the living body; an oscillation signal detection unit which detects an oscillation signal from the cuff pressure; a... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120046563 - Methods and devices that identify overdetection in implantable cardiac systems: Methods, systems, and devices for signal analysis in an implantable cardiac device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. In illustrative examples, captured data including detected events is analyzed to identify likely overdetection of cardiac events. Analysis of the apparent width of detected events is used to determine whether overdetection is... Agent:

20120046562 - Reconfirmation of ecg-assisted catheter tip placement: Reconfirmation of the position of a catheter intravascularly placed with the assistance of ECG signals of the patient is disclosed, thus assisting in determination of subsequent catheter displacement within the patient vasculature. In one embodiment a method for reconfirming a position of an indwelling medical device within a body of... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120046564 - Methods and systems to monitor and identify transient ischemia: A system and method are provided for monitoring ischemic development. The system and method identify a non-physiologic event and obtain cardiac signals along multiple sensing vectors, wherein at least a portion of the sensing vectors extend to or from electrodes located proximate to the left ventricle. The system and method... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120046565 - Method and apparatus for arrhythmia classification using atrial signal mapping: An implantable medical device senses a plurality of electrograms from substantially different atrial locations, detects regional depolarizations from the electrograms, and analyzes timing relationships among the regional depolarizations. The timing relationships provide a basis for effective therapy control and/or prognosis of certain cardiac disorders. In one embodiment, an atrial activation... Agent:

20120046566 - Classification of supraventricular and ventricular cardiac rhythms using cross channel timing algorithm: A system and method for classifying cardiac complexes sensed during a tachycardia episode. A first cardiac signal and a second cardiac signal are sensed, where the first cardiac signal has a voltage. A first cardiac complex and a second cardiac complex of a cardiac cycle are detected in the first... Agent:

20120046567 - Patient breathing modeling: A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a locatable guide. After an initial image set is acquired, an area of interest is identified and the movement... Agent:

20120046568 - Spirometry system and disposable volume spirometry apparatus: A disposable volume spirometry apparatus and non-contact measurement system is described. The spirometry system includes an expandable disposable volume spirometry apparatus, a remote non-contact sensor, memory, and a processor. The remote non-contact sensor captures images associated with the expandable disposable volume spirometry apparatus. The memory stores the captured images. The... Agent:

20120046569 - Method and apparatus: A method of providing cognitive training to a user, the method including, in a processing system, presenting a cognitive task to a user, the cognitive task requiring the user to view presented information and provide at least one input response; determining the at least one input response using an input... Agent: University Of Wollongong

20120046571 - Method and apparatus for detecting ethanol: The present publication discloses a method for detecting ethanol, in which method the ethanol content of a person is measured. According to the invention, the ethanol content is measured from the person's skin, using a capacitive measurement method.... Agent: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt

20120046570 - Methods and devices for real time monitoring of collagen content and for altering collagen status: The present invention comprises methods and systems/devices for non-invasively measuring and/or altering collagen structures before, during and after treatment, e.g., by the application of RF energy, of tissues that comprise such collagen structures.... Agent: Alpha Orthopaedics, Inc.

20120046572 - Nerve stimulator measuring device: A nerve stimulator measuring device used to measure the length of electrical conduction of a nerve using a standard electrical nerve stimulator. The device includes a linear distance measuring device attached to the probes or the body of a standard electrical nerve stimulator. In one embodiment, the linear distance measuring... Agent:

20120046573 - Mid-flow applicator: A mid-flow applicator to assist in female urine collection comprising: a urine reservoir, where a first side funnel, a second side funnel, a back catch and a pelvic shield lip surround said reservoir; a back lip on each side of the back catch; a pelvic shield lip extending upwardly from... Agent:

20120046574 - Saliva collection device: A device for collecting oral fluid includes a mouthpiece with a fluid inlet connected to a collection chamber. The collection chamber includes a collecting vessel, a venting outlet, and an access port. The venting outlet may be covered by a liquid-impervious or resistant membrane, such as a hydrophobic membrane, and... Agent: Reflex Medical Corp.

20120046575 - Twisted ribbon wire guidewire coil: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120046577 - Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element: An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a measuring device adapted to detect a tissue parameter upon the compression of tissue. The measuring device communicates with an indicator.... Agent:

20120046576 - Mid-face aesthetic scale and related methods: This disclosure relates to mid-face aesthetic scales and related methods for evaluating fullness in a mid-face area of a human patient's face. In exemplary embodiments, the mid-face area is defined as medial to the maxillary prominence, lateral to the medial canthus, inferior to the maxillary prominence, superior to the plane... Agent: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

  
02/16/2012 > 96 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120041251 - Charged particle cancer therapy x-ray method and apparatus: The invention comprises an X-ray method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The system uses an X-ray beam that lies in substantially the same path as a proton beam path of a particle beam cancer therapy system. The system creates... Agent:

20120041250 - Target tracking device and radiation therapy apparatus: An X-ray fluoroscopic unit simultaneously acquires a plurality of X-ray fluoroscopic images with different sensitivities in one direction. An image processing unit detects a target on the basis of the plurality of X-ray fluoroscopic images acquired in each direction.... Agent: National University Corporation Hokkaido University

20120041252 - Device for orienting an object according to a given spatial orientation: There is disclosed a device for orienting an object according to a given spatial orientation. The device comprises a frame and a supporting member connected to the frame and adapted for supporting at least a portion of the object. The device for orienting an object comprises a plurality of fluid... Agent: Socpra - Sciences Et Genie S.e.c.

20120041253 - Protective apparatus for chemotherapy injection needle: A protective apparatus for a chemotherapy injection needle, includes a coring needle, a plastic film integrated with a hand-held film, and an injection vessel, wherein the coring needle is a through, hollow and metal needle having a needle head bent downwards to form an angle with a needle body which... Agent:

20120041254 - Housing for a functional element: The invention relates to a housing (8) for a functional element (5), in particular for use in the medical field in naturally occurring vessels in the body, the housing wall of which has a slack, flexible, tensionable membrane (8a) with a plurality of formed parts (8b, 8c) secured thereon which... Agent: Ecp Entwicklungsgesellschaft Mbh

20120041255 - Method and apparatus for long-term assisting a left ventricle to pump blood: A method and apparatus for long-term assisting the left ventricle of a heart to pump blood is disclosed which includes at least one transluminally deliverable pump and a transluminally deliverable support structure which secures the at least one pump within the aorta for long-term use.... Agent: Procyrion, Inc.

20120041256 - Apparatus for providing short-term cardiac support: An apparatus provides short-term cardiac support after cardiac surgery using a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) pump (or heart-lung machine) having a pump coupled to a pump controller for pumping oxygenated blood through a cannula into the patient The pump controller controls the pump in a first mode to generate pulsatile flow... Agent: Papworth Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust

20120041257 - Apparatus and methods for supporting cardiac ischemic tissue: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for supporting ischemic tissue of the heart using scaffolds that may be placed within the heart percutaneously. A scaffold assembly may include a layer of biocompatible material detachably secured to a placement rod, such that the placement rod may be used to urge the layer... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120041258 - Implantable access port system: An implantable injection port for use with a gastric band for treating obesity and for attaching to a tissue of a patient is disclosed. The implantable injection port includes a base having an anchor opening, a gear coupled to the base and rotatable about a central axis, the gear having... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120041259 - Endoscopic system for resection of tissue: The present embodiments provide apparatus for facilitating endoscopic resection of tissue. The apparatus comprises proximal and distal barrels. The proximal barrel is adapted to be coupled to an endoscope. A cutting member is disposed within a lumen of the distal barrel and configured to resect a segment of tissue. In... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC.

20120041260 - Endoscope gripping device: A gripping device for an endoscope insertion tube utilizing first and second arms that are hingedly attached to one another. Each arm includes an opening to accommodate the insertion tube of an endoscope such that the endoscope insertion tube spans both arms. First and second jaws are associated with first... Agent:

20120041261 - Balloon catheter and balloon catheter assembly: A balloon catheter includes: an outer catheter; an inner catheter inserted in the outer catheter, capable of moving relative to the outer catheter in the longitudinal direction thereof, and permitting a flexible medical elongate member to be inserted therethrough; an inflatable and contractible balloon constructed from a film member, having... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120041262 - Steerable endoscope and improved method of insertion: A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the selectively steerable distal portion is used to select a desired path within the patient's body. When the endoscope body is advanced,... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20120041263 - Two-part endoscope surgical device: The present invention provides a two-part robotic device for positioning of a hand tool, comprising: a. a fixed base unit constantly fix to its position; b. a detachable body unit reversibly coupled to said fixed base unit, coupled to said current medical instrument; wherein said fixed base unit is adapted... Agent: M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.

20120041264 - Jointed portion of a shaft for an endoscopic instrument: An endoscopic instrument, in particular an endoscope, with a jointed portion of a shaft for an endoscopic instrument, in particular for an endoscope, for bendably connecting a distal part of the shaft with a proximal part of the shaft. For this purpose the distal shaft part is connected with the... Agent:

20120041265 - Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath and method: A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma. The sheath may be provided in the form of an inflow/outflow sheath... Agent: Cannuflow, Inc.

20120041266 - Shaft element for an endoscopic instrument: A shaft element for an endoscopic instrument includes a first, proximal shaft segment and a second, distal shaft segment, such that the second shaft segment is connected with the first shaft segment by three connecting elements, such that the connecting elements each include a first two-axis joint, such that the... Agent:

20120041267 - Endoscopic system for enhanced visualization: A medical device, configured for insertion into a body, may include an elongate member extending from a proximal end to a distal end, where the distal end may be configured to be positioned inside the body. The medical device may also include an imaging device positioned at the distal end.... Agent:

20120041268 - Cyclo olefin polymer and copolymer medical devices: An illuminated medical system comprises a medical instrument and a light transmitting waveguide. The waveguide projects lights from a distal portion of the waveguide toward a target area. The waveguide is formed primarily of a cyclic olefin copolymer or a cyclic olefin polymer.... Agent: Invuity, Inc.

20120041269 - Expandable thoracic access port: A surgical access assembly for positioning within an opening in tissue including an outer member positionable outside a patient and defining an opening therein to receive a surgical instrument. The outer member has a first portion and a second portion wherein at least one of the first and second portions... Agent:

20120041270 - Molded and undivided medical penetrating device: A molded and undivided medical penetrating device comprises a first portion and a second substantially tubular portion having an outer surface, a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the second substantially tubular portion of the device is joined to and is integral with the first portion... Agent: Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

20120041271 - Surgical access apparatus: An access apparatus for use during a surgical procedure to provide access to the interior of the body includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end for being disposed at an exterior side of the body and a distal end for extending into the interior... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120041272 - Surgical instrument system and method for providing retraction and vertebral distraction: An instrument for spinal surgery for retracting soft tissue and mounting between a superior spinous process and an inferior spinous process includes a relatively rigid frame, a first retractor blade mounted to the frame and a distractor element movably mounted to the frame. The distractor element has a body, a... Agent:

20120041273 - Indication device: The object is to seek a position for an insertion opening through which a treatment tool inserted inside a body cavity may reach an affected area while avoiding an obstacle. A first light emitting portion placed in an insertion portion applies light to an affected area inside a body cavity.... Agent:

20120041274 - Cancer biomarkers: Biomarkers and methods using the biomarkers for the prediction of the recurrence risk of cancer in a patient are provided.... Agent: Myriad Genetics, Incorporated

20120041275 - Derivation method of discrimination threshold of nail apparatus melanoma: An derivation method of a nail apparatus melanoma discrimination threshold includes a first step of assuming a color image of longitudinal melanonychia as three-dimensional vectors each composed of RGB parameter values of each pixel and finding an angle between each of the three-dimensional vectors and a reference vector, a second... Agent: Mitaka Kohki Co., Ltd.

20120041276 - All in one medical monitor: The present invention provides a portable medical monitoring device designed for personal use to measure a variety of physical parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oximetry (SpO2), and blood sugar (glucose) level. The device is attached to a belt or arm band that is secured around an individual when... Agent:

20120041280 - Apparatus and method for body information acquisition in portable terminal: A method for determining a user's body information in a mobile terminal includes determining whether a user touch is detected on a touch panel, which incorporates a Bio Micro Electric Mechanical System (MEMS) technology, and if so, determining the user's body information which in turn is transmitted to an upper... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120041279 - Devices and methods for respiratory variation monitoring by measurement of respiratory volumes, motion and variability: This invention is directed to devices and methods for assessing a patient. The devices have at least one impedance measuring element functionally connected to a programmable element, programmed to analyze an impedance measurement, and to provide an assessment of at least one respiratory parameter of the patient. Preferably the device... Agent: Respiratory Motion, Inc.

20120041281 - Fetal monitoring device and methods: Described herein are fetal and/or maternal monitoring devices, systems and methods using UWB medical radar. These devices and systems may include a UWB sensor providing high-resolution and reliable simultaneous monitoring of multiple indicators of fetal and/or maternal health, such as fetal heart rate, fetal heart rate variability, fetal respiration, fetal... Agent:

20120041277 - System and method for predicting near-term patient trajectories: A system and method for predicting near term measurements of a patient includes a stream processor configured to summarize raw measurements from patients into signatures and construct optimal prediction models based on previously obtained signatures. A similar patient tracker is configured to monitor similar patient information for a query patient.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120041278 - User wearable portable communication device: A user wearable portable communication device and a method for collecting and transmitting a plurality of physiological parameters to a remote monitoring center are disclosed. The portable communication device includes a provision for enabling the user to establish a video conference, a fall detection module in conjunction with an accelerometer... Agent:

20120041284 - Camera device for evaluating condition of skin or hair: A hand-held device for evaluating skin or hair condition which includes a housing, a hydration meter, and a camera supported within the housing. The hydration meter has a surface portion contactable against skin or hair to measure moisture content. The camera receives images through a tunnel terminating at a light... Agent: Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

20120041282 - Device and system for evaluating condition of skin, scalp and hair: An apparatus, method and computer program product for evaluating a user's skin, scalp and hair condition utilizes skin, scalp or hair analysis transducers whose analog output is converted into an audio signal for improved reliability. Diagnostic reports may be generated at the point of use in a shop or in... Agent: Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

20120041283 - Device for evaluating condition of skin or hair: A hand-held device for evaluating skin or hair condition which includes a housing, a hydration meter, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The hydration meter is supported within the housing and has an external surface portion contactable against skin or hair to measure moisture content. At least one... Agent: Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

20120041285 - 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

20120041286 - 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

20120041287 - 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

20120041288 - Non-invasive biomedical detection and monitoring systems: The present disclosure relates to a non-invasive and continuous biomedical detections and non-invasive and continuous monitoring methods and devices for extracting and analyzing interstitial fluid extracted non-invasively and continuously from the skin of a subject comprising non-invasively electroporating the skin using a non pulsed voltage in combination with a pulsed... Agent: Invafree Hms, Inc.

20120041289 - System and method for stimulation of biologic signals in a bio-electro-physiologic matrix: An implantable device for monitoring physiological changes in an organism is disclosed. The device includes a matrix positioned proximate a biological material of the organism, an irradiation device associated with the matrix for exposing the biological material to radiation, and a sensor device associated with the matrix for detecting a... Agent: University Of Rochester

20120041290 - Endoscopic polarized multispectral light scattering scanning method: Method and system for early detection of precancerous and other abnormal changes in tissue of various organs. The system comprises a combination of endoscopic scanning with light scattering spectroscopy and improves detection of abnormalities that may otherwise remain undetected. The system may include a probe that collects data of quality... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc

20120041291 - Temporal control of a lumen traveling device in a body tube tree: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including determining a time based on a signal from a timing device and performing an action based on the determined time, implemented with a control system located partially or fully on the lumen traveling device. Various... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120041292 - Electrode for a living body and device for detecting a bio-signal: Provided are an electrode for a living body and a device for detecting bio-signals using the electrode. The electrode includes an insulation sheet that has at least one via hole, an electrode unit formed in the at least one via hole, and a guiding unit for guiding the attachment of... Agent:

20120041293 - Methods and devices for processing pulse signals, and in particular neural action potential signals: A method for estimating a level of noise affecting a sampled and digitized pulse signal, such as a neural action potential signal; detecting signal pulses by thresholding, the threshold being determined by estimating a level of noise according to the method; and classifying thus-detected signals. An implantable device can carry... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20120041294 - Individually adjustable multi-channel systems in vivo recording: In vivo multi-channel recording is a powerful tool in exploring the real time neural activity associated with specific behavioral outputs. A prominent strength of this technique is that a large number of neurons can be, in theory, simultaneously recorded such that the activity of a small neural circuitry can be... Agent:

20120041295 - Catheter with thin film pressure sensing distal tip: A mapping and ablation catheter has contact force sensing capabilities at a distal end. In one embodiment, the catheter includes a catheter body, a deflectable section, and a tip distal tip section which has a tip electrode with a thin-film pressure sensor that is adapted to detect a force vector... Agent:

20120041296 - Medical electrode: The present disclosure provides electrodes that possess hydrogels for contacting skin. In embodiments, an electrode of the present disclosure may include a substrate and a conductive composition on at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the conductive composition including at least one hydrogel and at least one... Agent:

20120041297 - Real-time magnetic dipole detection and tracking: A system for detecting a position and/or orientation of a magnetic dipole includes a first detector and a second detector, separate and spaced apart from the first detector. Each of the detectors includes three or more magnetic field sensors to detect a magnetic field generated by the magnetic dipole. The... Agent: Baylor College Of Medicine

20120041298 - Methods and apparatus for aligning antennas of low-powered intra - and extra - oral electronic wireless devices: A method and system of aligning antennas of an intra-oral and extra-oral electronic wireless device is provided. Three-dimensional anatomical data of at least a portion of an oral cavity of a subject and at least a portion of an external ear of the subject is recorded. A spatial relationship between... Agent:

20120041299 - Mr imaging providing tissue/blood contrast image: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system obtains an MR image of an object. The system detects an ECG signal and performs a pulse sequence of RF gradient magnetic fields toward the object. Imaging defined by the pulse sequence is longer in temporal length than one heartbeat. The system further acquires... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120041300 - Method for contrast agent-free magnetic resonance colonography: In a method for contrast agent-free magnetic resonance colonography, blood that flows into the bowel tissue is prepared automatically by radio-frequency pulses. Magnetic resonance data of the bowel are acquired while the prepared blood is located in the bowel, and a magnetic resonance image of the bowel is created from... Agent:

20120041301 - Method for simulating a blood flow: A method for simulating a blood flow in a vascular segment of a patient is proposed. A 3D image dataset of an examination region is recorded by a radiographic diagnostic device for generating a 3D vascular model. Contrast agent propagation in the examination region is captured by a dynamic 2D... Agent:

20120041302 - Portable imaging subject cartridge: An imaging subject handling system includes multiple portable imaging subject cartridges that optionally compress and anesthetize living imaging subjects therein during imaging, multiple receiving bases installed within separate imaging systems that interface with the cartridges, and multiple gas delivery systems that deliver an anesthetic gas flow to an installed cartridge.... Agent: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

20120041304 - Agent-based imaging: In one embodiment, a method includes correlating, via a data correlator (120), contrast delivery information from an injector (118) for a contrast-enhanced imaging procedure with imaging data acquired by an imaging system (100) utilized for the procedure. In another embodiment, a method includes performing a pre-procedure validation check on at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120041305 - Light-emitting dye for intraoperative imaging or sentinel lymph node biopsy: The present invention relates generally to the field of fluorescent dyes as a system useful for surgery imaging. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems, methods and kits for exciting fluorescent, phosphorescent or luminescent molecules with light from a light source and detecting the relative fluorescent, phosphorescent, or luminescent... Agent: The University Of Utah Research Foundation

20120041303 - Phage antibodies to radiation-inducible neoantigens: A method for identifying a molecule that binds an irradiated tumor in a subject and molecules identified thereby. The method includes the steps of: (a) exposing a tumor to ionizing radiation; (b) administering to a subject a library of diverse molecules; and (c) isolating from the tumor one or more... Agent: The Washington University

20120041306 - Contrast agent administration method and system to maintain contrast agent at a localized site of delivery: In a method and system for administering a dispersible medical agent to a subject, a volume of medical agent is delivered in vivo to a subject in a substantially non-dispersed state, at a localized site in tissue of the subject. Contemporaneously with administration of the medical agent to the localized... Agent:

20120041307 - Catheter system and method for boring through blocked vascular passages: A rotating cutting head catheter for passage through chronic total occlusions or other refractory atherosclerotic plaque from diseased arteries is disclosed. The catheter's rotating cutting head is designed to reside safely within an outer protective sheath when not in use. The outer protective sheath contains one or more helical grooves... Agent:

20120041308 - Treatment device: A treatment device is provided including a catheter having a lumen that is opened to a distal end of the catheter; a wire passing through the lumen so that the wire is inserted into or retracted from the lumen; and a piece disposed at a distal end of the wire... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120041310 - Apparatus, system and method for ultrasound powered neurotelemetry: The present embodiments provide an apparatus, system, and method for ultrasound powered neurotelemetry. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a piezoelectric element configured to receive an ultrasonic pulse and convert the electronic pulse into an electric potential. A diode may be coupled to the piezoelectric element, the diode configured to... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents For And On Behalf Of Arizona State University

20120041309 - Mapping and characterization of cavitation activity: Apparatus for locating bubbles in a subject comprises a plurality of pressure wave detectors arranged to operate as passive detectors to generate output signals in response to the receipt of pressure waves generated at a source comprising at least one bubble, and processing means arranged to receive signals from the... Agent: Isis Innovation Limited

20120041311 - Automated three dimensional acoustic imaging for medical procedure guidance: A system and method of three dimensional acoustic imaging for medical procedure guidance includes receiving (410) an acoustic signal that is scanned to interrogate a volume of interest; determining (430) a location of a procedural device within the interrogated volume from the acoustic signal; and displaying (470) on a display... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120041312 - Method for improving image quality of ultrasonic image, ultrasonic diagnosis device, and program for improving image quality: In an ultrasonic diagnosis device, while a signal component is preserved, a factor of degrading image quality such as a flicker of a noise is suppressed. An input image is separated into a signal component image and a noise component image. After frame synthesis processing is performed on the noise... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120041313 - Ultrasonic imaging device: The absolute pressure inside the heart with respect to heartbeat time phase is measured non-invasively or with minimal invasion. An ultrasonic diagnostic device comprising: a pressure sensor that detects artery pressure non-invasively; a reference pressure computation part that converts the artery pressure into absolute reference pressure with respect to a... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120041314 - Organic piezoelectric material, ultrasound probe, and ultrasound image detector: In the present invention, provided is an organic piezoelectric material specifically exhibiting high orientation and thermal stability as an organic piezoelectric material exhibiting an excellent piezoelectric characteristic and having piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity, which is capable of converting thermal or mechanical simulation into electrical energy, and also provided are an ultrasound... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphics, Inc.

20120041315 - Fluorescence lifetime spectrometer (fls) and methods of detecting diseased tissue: This invention relates to method and apparatus for collection of the complete fluorescence emission spectrum and the transient decay of a selected spectral band simultaneously with data acquisition times of less that one second. This invention is useful for studying human tissues and cells in vivo.... Agent: Trustees Of Dartmouth College

20120041316 - Pulse and confidence indicator displayed proximate plethysmograph: According to some embodiments of the present invention, a display is used to show an indication of the signal's quality. This indication of the signal's quality may be provided in a number of ways, including audibly or visually.... Agent:

20120041317 - Method and apparatus for detecting atrial filling pressure: A cardiac rhythm management system provides for ambulatory monitoring of hemodynamic performance based on quantitative measurements of heart sound related parameters for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Monitoring of such heart sound related parameters allows the cardiac rhythm management system to determine a need for delivering a therapy and/or therapy parameter... Agent:

20120041318 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041325 - Method and apparatus for management of heart failure hospitalization: A hospitalization management system including a heart failure analyzer that receives diagnostic data including at least sensor data representative of one or more physiological signals sensed from a hospitalized patient using one or more sensors and assesses risk of rehospitalization for the patient using the diagnostic data. The outcome of... Agent:

20120041319 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041320 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041321 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041322 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041323 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041324 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20120041326 - Method and system for measuring heart rate variability: The invention provides a method and system for analyzing an ECG signal to diagnose a heart condition of an individual. A sequence HBi of consecutive heart beat durations in an ECG signal is obtained. One or more first parameters are calculated in a calculation involving pairs of HBi and HBi-m,... Agent: Vitalcare Medical Ltd.

20120041327 - System and method for analyzing waves of electrocardiogram: Electrocardiogram wave data in which a component of cardiac massage is removed from the electrocardiogram wave data is generated, so that the electrocardiogram wave at the time of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is identified. An electrocardiogram wave processing system of obtaining and processing the electrocardiogram wave data includes a wave identification unit... Agent: Cae Solutions Corporation

20120041328 - Systems and methods for graphic display of st-segment deviation: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a patient and graphically representing ST-segment deviations.... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.

20120041329 - Device for manipulating respiratory air flow and use thereof: A device comprising a unit (1) through which a subject can breathe, the unit comprising: an opening (AA) to allow airflow communication to the outside of the device; a mouthpiece element (2) through which the subject can breathe air in from and out into the device; and means for providing... Agent:

20120041330 - Field deployable concussion assessment device: A device and method for assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is described. The device is configured to acquire brain electrical signals from a patient's forehead using one or more neurological electrodes. The acquired brain electrical activity data is subjected to artifact rejection and feature extraction, and a subset of... Agent:

20120041331 - Adaptable breathing mask: The present invention is a breathing mask that is fully adjustable so as to enable a comfortable and leak proof seal around a patient's face. The mask includes a frame, a cushion, a hose connector, a strap, connector, a strap, and a headgear. The present invention ensures both comfort and... Agent: Compumedics Limited

20120041332 - Device and method for oriental medicine diagnosis and treatment: Devices and methods for measuring and monitoring electrical properties related to acupuncture points in real time. Devices include a plurality of electrodes; a regulated voltage supply adapted to provide a voltage to one or more of the plurality of electrodes; and an output device adapted to output information based on... Agent:

20120041333 - Apparatus for stimulating a reflexology point on a foot of a subject: An apparatus for stimulating reproductive reflexology points on a foot is described. The apparatus comprises a housing that abuts the foot adjacent one or more sites containing a reflexology point and a vibration device that vibrates portions of the housing to transfer vibrations to stimulate the reproductive reflexology points. The... Agent:

20120041334 - Device for measuring the bladder pressure: A device for measuring bladder pressure and/or for measuring intra-abdominal pressure within the body of a living being comprises a pressure measuring unit including a pressure sensor, and a urethral catheter comprising a balloon lumen, which connects a distal balloon for measuring internal pressure thereof to the pressure measuring unit,... Agent:

20120041335 - Thoracic access port: A surgical access port for accessing a cavity of a patient having an outer frame including first and second frame portions, wherein at least one of the frame portions is movable with respect to the other frame portion. The outer frame has a first length greater than the first width,... Agent:

20120041336 - Medical instrument: A method includes actuating a lever to move a cannula of a medical instrument from a first extended position to second retracted position; and actuating the lever to move a stylet of the medical instrument from a third extended position to a fourth retracted position. Actuating the lever comprises moving... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120041337 - Methods of making hollow microneedle arrays and articles and uses therefrom: A method of making hollow microneedle arrays is described. Also described are the articles therefrom and the use of the articles in applications such as delivering fluid to and/or extracting body fluid from a subject.... Agent:

20120041338 - Clinical and/or consumer techniques and devices: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or receiving a substance or substances such as blood, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from other tissues of the body. In some cases, the device may contain a substance transfer component such as needles or microneedles, which... Agent: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

20120041339 - Space-saving magazining of analytical aids: An analytical magazine is proposed, which comprises a plurality of analytical aids accommodated in chambers. The analytical magazine is arranged to be accommodated in at least two orientations in an analytical system. The analytical magazine is furthermore arranged to provide the analytical system, in the orientations, in each case with... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120041341 - Control solution packets and methods for calibrating bodily fluid sampling devices: A control solution packet for calibrating a bodily fluid sampling device includes a container, a control solution pressurized within the container, and a membrane for covering and sealing the container. The control solution can be pressurized before or during calibration so as to ensure the appropriate amount of control solution... Agent:

20120041340 - Lancing system: The invention relates to a lancing system, comprising test elements, lancing elements, test elements each assigned to a lancing element and a hand-held device comprising a holder, which during a puncture holds a lancing element and a test element assigned to it, a lancing drive, which during a puncture moves... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120041342 - High durability coronary guide wire: A guide wire for intra-luminal advancement of a medical device within a patient has an elongate core member with a flexible body member disposed on a distal section. The distal tip of the guide wire is cold worked by reducing the cross-sectional area of the distal tip so that the... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120041344 - Apparatus and method for estimating body fat mass: An apparatus (100) for measuring body fat mass and degree of obesity of a person (P) is provided. According to one aspect, the apparatus comprises a second bar (102) optionally configured to be placed on a horizontal surface, and a first bar (101) configured to be movable along and being... Agent:

20120041345 - Sensing tissue properties: Some embodiments of a tissue sensor may include a micro-fabricated structure that can be coupled to a medical instrument, such as a probe, an endoscopic tool, or another minimally invasive instrument. The tissue sensor can be configured to provide information indicate of tissue properties, such as tissue elasticity characteristics or... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20120041343 - System and method of detecting sleep disorders: An apparatus for detecting sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, includes a housing insertable into an ear canal of a subject. A sensor disposed within the housing measures a position of the subject's head relative to an axis of gravity. A transducer is responsive to the sensor and is... Agent:

  
02/09/2012 > 104 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120035409 - Bi- and tricyclic indazole-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives and uses thereof: This invention relates to novel bi- and tricyclic indazole-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives having protein tyrosine kinase inhibitory activity, to a process for the manufacture thereof and to the use thereof for the treatment of c-Met-mediated diseases or c-Met-mediated conditions, particularly cancer and other proliferative disorders.... Agent: Bayer Schering Pharma Aktiengesellschaft

20120035407 - Compounds useful as inhibitors of atr kinase: i

20120035408 - Compounds useful as inhibitors of atr kinase:

20120035410 - Systems and methods for the treatment of pelvic disorders including magnetic particulates: Systems and methods of localizing or delivery cells, biologics and/or drugs to a specific target area to treat pelvic health disorders are provided. A treatment composition including cells, biologics and/or drugs are associated with magnetic particulates, and the positioning of these materials is facilitated through use of a magnetic field-generating... Agent:

20120035412 - Method for connecting a blood pump without trapping air bubbles: A method for connecting medical tubing or any other type of fluidic circuit conduits (e.g., cannulae) to a ventricular assist device (“VAD”) or any other pumping device used for blood pumping during cardiac circulatory support for vascular surgery. The method prevent air bubbles from entering a cardiac circulatory support system... Agent:

20120035411 - Stabilizing drive for contactless rotary blood pump impeller: A rotary blood pump includes a casing defining a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a blood inlet and a tangential blood outlet. One or more motor stators are provided outside of the pumping chamber. A rotatable impeller is within the pumping chamber and is adapted to cause blood entering... Agent: Heartware, Inc.

20120035413 - System for connecting a blood pump without trapping air bubbles: A system for connecting medical tubing or any other type of fluidic circuit conduits (e.g., cannulae) to a ventricular assist device (“VAD”) or any other pumping device used for blood pumping during cardiac circulatory support for vascular surgery. The system prevents air bubbles from entering a cardiac circulatory support system... Agent:

20120035414 - Contoured elastomeric barrier for bowel retention and method of use: The invention provides a device for bowel packing having an essentially elliptical shape that is essentially symmetrical along a minor axis of the ellipse, and the device includes a notch located on the minor axis below the major axis. The device is composed of material comprising an elastomeric polymer and... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20120035415 - Clamping system: A collet comprising a cylindrical body comprising a first end and a second end and an aperture coaxial within the cylindrical body. The aperture is configured for receiving a medical device and for securing the medical device by decreasing in diameter when pressure is applied to at least one of... Agent:

20120035416 - Medical devices and methods: The present invention relates generally to medical devices and methods. The present medical devices comprises a platform comprising a magnetically-attractive material, and a camera coupled to the platform and configured to be moved in at least three degrees of freedom relative to the platform, where the camera's movement in each... Agent:

20120035417 - Method and device for irrigation of body cavities: A pressure and a vision regulation method and device for irrigation of a body cavity (1), in which method an inflow liquid pump (2) pressurizes the irrigation liquid in a feed line (13) and in which an outflow device (3) or an external suction source (20) drains the irrigation liquid... Agent:

20120035419 - Electronic endoscope system: An electronic endoscope system is composed of an electronic endoscope, a light source apparatus, and a temperature converter. The electronic endoscope has a CMOS sensor in a distal portion of an insert section to be inserted into a patient's body cavity. Illumination light from the light source apparatus is applied... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120035418 - Imaging sensor with thermal pad for use in a surgical application: A system, apparatus and methods for providing a single use imaging device having thermal and electrical safeguards for sterile environments is disclosed and described. A single use high definition camera used for general purpose surgical procedures including, but not limited to: arthroscopic, laparoscopic, gynecologic, and urologic procedures, may comprise an... Agent:

20120035420 - Endoscope with adjustable viewing angle: An endoscope with adjustable viewing angle includes a pivotable prism (to divert light that can pivot around a pivot axis to adjust the viewing angle and a fixed prism to divert light that is diverted by the pivotable prism into a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the endoscope,... Agent:

20120035421 - Endoscope with adjustable viewing angle: An endoscope with adjustable viewing angle, in which the viewing angle can pivot around a pivot axis, includes a fixed reflecting surface for reflecting illuminating light from a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the endoscope to a direction parallel to the pivot axis of the viewing angle and... Agent:

20120035422 - Endoscope with adjustable viewing angle: An endoscope with adjustable viewing angle includes one of a number of light outlet devices on the distal end of the endoscope, such that the light outlet devices are configured and positioned to conduct illuminating light emerging from different light outlet devices into at least partly different solid angles, several... Agent:

20120035423 - Surgical access instrument: Embodiments of the invention include instruments and methods for providing surgical access to a surgical site. Some embodiments include a flexible arm that adjustably holds a retractor blade to enable access to the surgical site.... Agent: Medtronic

20120035424 - Quick-action tensioning clip of a wound retractor: A quick-action tensioning clip of a wound retractor, with at least one braceable seat for at least one holding arm and/or for a joint ball of a holding arm, is made available which can be operated safely, easily and quickly and which requires only low operating forces and at the... Agent: Condor Gmbh Medicaltechnik

20120035425 - Illuminated surgical instrument: An illuminated surgical instrument is disclosed. One embodiment of the illuminated surgical instrument comprises a cannula and an injection-molded light-sleeve adjacent to and encircling at least a portion of the cannula. The surgical instrument can be a vitrectomy probe having a cutting port disposed at a distal end of the... Agent:

20120035429 - Animal symptom visual analytics: A system and method for visually displaying and analyzing public health data for geospatial and/or time variations, including the collection of symptom data coupled with geographic and time data, filtering the symptom data based upon a selected time period and geographic range, and creating a visual result based upon statistical... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation Office Of Technology Commercialization

20120035431 - Devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep with an implantable device: Described here are implantable devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep. The implantable devices are generally designed to include at least one sensor for sensing physiological information, a processor for processing the physiological information using low computational power to detect a sleep stage, and a battery. The... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20120035426 - Extended range physiological monitoring system: A physiological monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem worn by a person including at least one physiological sensor. A dock associated with the sensor subsystem includes a first connector component electrically connected to the physiological sensor. A portable transmitting unit is received by the dock and includes a transmitter and... Agent:

20120035428 - Measurement of emotional response to sensory stimuli: A method of measuring emotional response of at least one subject to a specific sensory stimulus comprises establishing (202) a plurality of basic emotions for measurement, including one or more positive affect emotions and one or more negative affect emotions. The subject is presented (302) with the specific sensory stimulus,... Agent:

20120035430 - Methods and systems for diagnosis and treatment of a defined condition, and methods for operating such systems: Disclosed herein, inter alia, are a method, system and a kit for improving a defined condition in a subject, the method comprising selecting a set of one or more correction zones, being surface zones on the surface of the subject's skin or defined angular zones in the subject's field of... Agent: S.m. Balance Hldings

20120035427 - System and method of using location technology to aid patient recovery: A system for telemetrically monitoring a patient includes a remote monitoring device associated with the patient. A location services system tracks a location of the remote monitoring device. A patient tracking computer calculates a distance and a duration of patient ambulation from the tracked location. A method of monitoring an... Agent: General Electric Company

20120035434 - Control of a lumen traveling device in a body tube tree: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including storing information regarding portions of the body tube tree and performing an action based on sensed parameters, implemented with a control system located partially or fully on the lumen traveling device. Various actions can be... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120035435 - Electrocardiogram monitor: A device is provided for sensing an electrocardiogram signal of a patient. The device includes a substrate and a plurality of electrodes mounted to the substrate. The plurality of electrodes are configured to sense an electrocardiogram signal of a patient when the plurality of electrodes are placed in contact with... Agent:

20120035433 - Examination and imaging of brain cognitive functions: A system for examining biological tissue of a subject includes a wireless optical probe, electronics and a processor. The wireless optical probe includes a light source connected to receive signals from a wireless receiver, and a light detector coupled to provide data to a wireless transmitter constructed to transfer data... Agent:

20120035436 - Heart monitor: A medical device includes a preload determination unit for determining the preload of a ventricle for a cardiac cycle and providing a preload value representing the preload; a contractility determination unit for determining the contractility of the ventricle for the cardiac cycle and providing a contractility value representing the contractility;... Agent:

20120035432 - Medical device and methods of monitoring a patient with renal dysfunction: Embodiments relate to a method of monitoring physiological parameters of a patient with renal dysfunction. The method includes electrically connecting one or more medical device electrodes with a measurement site of a patient, generating one or more first stimulation signals sufficient to provide input physiological parameters specific to the patient,... Agent:

20120035439 - Map-based navigation of a body tube tree by a lumen traveling device: Method of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including, determining the location of the device on a map of the body tube tree and planning a path of travel for the device toward a target location. Various actions can be performed by the device... Agent:

20120035437 - Navigation of a lumen traveling device toward a target: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including, for example, moving the device toward a target location in the body tube tree, and performing an action at the target location. Various actions can be performed by the device for, e.g., medical or therapeutic... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120035440 - Parameter-based navigation by a lumen traveling device: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including sensing parameters from possible directions of travel and selecting the direction of travel based on the sensed parameters, implemented with a control system located partially or fully on the lumen traveling device. Various actions can... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of State Of Delaware

20120035438 - Path selection by a lumen traveling device in a body tub tree based on previous path: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including selecting a direction of travel of the device through the body tube tree based upon whether or not the device has previous travelled in a particular direction, implemented with a control system located partially or... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120035441 - Mount unit, sensor unit, measurement apparatus and sensor fixation method: A mount unit 10 is used for fixing, to a living body, a sensor 20 of which a portion 20a can be placed under the skin of the living body. The mount unit 10 includes a main body portion 11 that holds a placement of the portion of the sensor... Agent: Arkray, Inc.

20120035442 - Portable raman diagnostic system: The present invention further relates to the selection of the specific filter combinations, which can provide sufficient information for multivariate calibration to extract accurate analyte concentrations in complex biological systems. The present invention also describes wavelength interval selection methods that give rise to the miniaturized designs. Finally, this invention presents... Agent:

20120035443 - Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same: A sensor for pulse oximetry or other applications utilizing spectrophotometry may be adapted to reduce motion artifacts by fixing the optical distance between an emitter and detector. A flexible sensor is provided with a stiffening member to hold the emitter and detector of the sensor in a relatively fixed position... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120035444 - Intravital sample device for in vivo drug screening: The present invention provides sample devices. The present invention also provides in vivo drug screening systems. The present invention further provides a method for in vivo drug screening.... Agent: National Taiwan University

20120035445 - Silicone based membranes for use in implantable glucose sensors: Membrane systems incorporating silicone polymers are described for use in implantable analyte sensors. Some layers of the membrane system may comprise a blend of a silicone polymer with a hydrophilic polymer, for example, a triblock poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) polymer. Such polymeric blends provide for both high oxygen solubility and... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120035448 - Analyte monitoring and management device and method to analyze the frequency of user interaction with the device: Methods and Devices to monitor the level of at least one analyte are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.

20120035449 - Apparatus method and for intelligent electronic medical devices: An enhanced electronic medical device is provided that combines some of the enhanced electronic features found in other electronic medical devices with software for executing a stochastic process control and evaluating the digital respiratory and other physiological data collected by the electronic medical device. The programmed stochastic process control is... Agent:

20120035447 - Medical device with a collection channel for a bodily fluid: A medical device for carrying out at least one medical function. The medical device comprises at least one control part, which can be applied to a body surface of a user, and at least one functional element, which can be inserted into a body tissue of the user at at... Agent:

20120035446 - Method and apparatus for monitoring diabetic patients: Diabetic patients are provided with blood sugar testers that are used to check the sugar level of the patients at home. The blood sugar data from the testers is automatically transmitted to a data bank that collects the data for each day from a plurality of patients and presents the... Agent:

20120035450 - Blood coagulation system analyzer, and blood coagulation system analysis method and program: The blood coagulation system is observed as a temporal change in permittivity before the viscoelasticity manifestation timing (timing at which blood starts to clot from the viewpoint of viscoelasticity (in greater detail, timing at which active polymerization of fibrin monomers starts)). A permittivity of blood which is positioned between a... Agent: Song Corporation

20120035451 - Safety transcutaneous electrode: Transcutaneous safety electrode assemblies are described that can include a conducting electrode having a sharp end to penetration of the skin of a patient, and a shielding member that is deployable by a user so as to shield the sharp end of the electrode after the electrode is removed from... Agent:

20120035452 - Method and apparatus for determining an in vivo position of an esophageal catheter (as amended): In a method and an apparatus for determining the position of an esophageal catheter that is inserted into the esophagus of a patient, the catheter having a number of electrodes, muscular activity of the diaphragm is stimulated by applying a stimulus signal that produces a myoelectrical signal in the diaphragm... Agent:

20120035453 - Implant and system for predicting decompensation: An implant predicts decompensation of a patient's heart based on an acoustic pressure measurement. The implant includes first and second acoustic transducers, which are matched to each other and which rest in/on the patient's thorax. The first acoustic transducer emits an acoustic signal which has at least one first signal... Agent:

20120035455 - Initiating a scan in a medical imaging system: A method of initiating a scan in a medical imaging device includes detecting a patient-ready signal from a magnetically and radiographically inert communication device and automatically initiating the scan upon detecting the patient-ready signal.... Agent:

20120035454 - Method and apparatus for imaging of vessel segments: An apparatus, method and software arrangement for imaging a surface of a structure that is in contact with an opaque fluid is provided. The apparatus includes an article of manufacture (e.g., a housing), a fluid delivery arrangement and an imaging arrangement. The housing includes an aperture formed in the article... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20120035456 - Arrangement for imaging an object including a vessel using magnetic particle imaging: An arrangement (10) and a method for imaging an object including a vessel (400), using magnetic particle imaging is provided. An image of the vessel (400) is reconstructed based on a known concentration of the magnetic particles (100) within the vessel (400) and on vessel tree data about the progression... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120035458 - Detection, measurement, and imaging of cells such as cancer and other biologic substances using targeted nanoparticles and magnetic properties thereof: The present invention can provide a method of determining the presence, location, quantity, or a combination thereof, of a biological substance, comprising: (a) exposing a sample to a plurality of targeted nanoparticles, where each targeted nanoparticle comprises a paramagnetic nanoparticle conjugated with one or more targeting agents that preferentially bind... Agent:

20120035457 - Electromagnetic system and method: Differences of electromagnetic (EM) properties between healthy and cancerous tissues allow detection of abnormal conditions occurring in a tissue of an animal, for example, intra-operative cancer detection. By using a time-varying EM field, electrical eddy currents are generated in the tissue sample, and assessed using phase-sensitive detection. In some aspects,... Agent: The Ohio State University

20120035463 - Automated anatomy delineation for image guided therapy planning: When delineating anatomical structures in a medical image of a patient for radiotherapy planning, a processor (18) detects landmarks (24) in a low-resolution image (e.g., MRI or low-dose CT) and maps the detected landmarks to reference landmarks (28) in a reference contour of the anatomical structure. The mapped landmarks facilitate... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120035464 - Control apparatus for controlling a therapeutic apparatus: A control apparatus (106) for controlling a therapeutic apparatus (100), wherein the control apparatus comprises: —an ultrasound control interface (110) for controlling a therapeutic ultrasound system (102), —a magnetic resonance control interface (112) for controlling a magnetic resonance apparatus (104) adapted for acquiring magnetic resonance imaging data from a subject... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120035461 - Method for visualizing a lymph node and correspondingly embodied combined mr/pet apparatus: A method is disclosed for visualizing a lymph node in a volume section of an examination subject by way of a combined MR/PET apparatus and to a correspondingly embodied combined MR/PET apparatus. The method includes acquisition of PET data of the volume section by way of a positron emission detector... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20120035459 - Method of noninvasive electrophysiological study of the heart: Reconstructing electrograms, whose experimental registration requires an invasive access, by computational way on unipolar ECGs recorded at 80 and more points of the chest surface. On the set of surface electrocardiograms for each discrete moment of the cardiocycle, values of the heart electric field potential at points of ECG-recording are... Agent: "amycard" LLC

20120035465 - Methods and systems of combining magnetic resonance and nuclear imaging: A multi-modality imaging system for imaging of an object under study, e.g., a whole body or parts of the body of animals such as humans, other primates, swine, dogs, or rodents, that includes a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and a cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-family semiconductor, single-photon imaging apparatus within a... Agent: Gamma Medica-ideas, Inc.

20120035460 - Movable magnet for magnetically guided catheter: A catheter is disclosed having a flexible tubing with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter comprising at least one movable magnet provided within the distal end of the flexible tubing. A control mechanism is operable to selectively activate the at least one movable magnet from the proximal... Agent:

20120035462 - Systems and methods for real-time tumor tracking during radiation treatment using ultrasound imaging: Systems and methods for tracking a target volume, e.g., tumor, in real-time during radiation treatment are provided. Under one aspect, a system includes an ultrasound probe, an x-ray imager, a processor, and a computer-readable medium that stores a 3D image of the tumor in a first reference frame and instructions... Agent:

20120035467 - Catheter entanglement indication: A method includes, while an operator of an elongated probe, having proximal and distal ends, manipulates the proximal end so as to move the distal end within a body of a patient, automatically measuring a cumulative angle of rotation that is applied by the operator to the proximal end. An... Agent:

20120035466 - Catheter with flexible tether and introducer for a catheter: A magnetically-guided catheter includes a tip positioning magnet in the distal electrode assembly configured to interact with externally applied magnetic fields for magnetically-guided movement. A magnetically-guided mapping catheter includes an electrically-conductive capsule in the form of a casing that includes a distal ablation surface and isolates the positioning magnet from... Agent:

20120035468 - System and method for identifying a landmark: A system for targeting landmarks on devices such as surgical implants is disclosed. The system can include a field generator for generating one or more magnetic fields, an orthopaedic implant located within the magnetic fields, the implant having at least one landmark, a removable probe with a first magnetic sensor,... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120035469 - Systems and methods for the measurement of surfaces: A portable, hand-held, non-contact surface measuring system comprises an image capturing element, at least four projectable reference elements positioned parallel to one another at known locations around the image capturing element, a processing unit, and a user interface. The invention further discloses a method for the noncontact surface measurement comprising... Agent:

20120035470 - Radiation treatment delivery system with outwardly movable radiation treatment head extending from 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 gantry frame including a ring member, the ring member being rotatable around a substantially horizontal, longitudinally extending central axis, the ring member having first and... Agent: Accuray, Inc.

20120035472 - Medical fluid delivery system with reusable rfid fixture: Systems and methods are presented for delivering medical fluids to a patient. A data storage device (120) is either separately attached to or incorporated within the structure of a reusable fixture that may be detachably connected to a barrel (111) of a syringe (107). A filling station (110) and an... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20120035471 - Method and devices for sonographic imaging: The present invention comprises methods and devices for generating and providing contrast medium for sonography of structures such as ducts and cavities. The invention provides for creation of a contrast medium comprising detectable acoustic variations between two phases, for example, a gas and a liquid. Sonography is the primary means... Agent:

20120035474 - Ablation device with articulated imaging transducer: A system for imaging and treating tissue comprises a probe having a deflectable distal tip for carrying an imaging array and a delivery needle for advancement within a field of view of the imaging array. Optionally, the needle will carry a plurality of tines which may be selectively radially deployed... Agent: Gynesonics, Inc.

20120035473 - Laparoscopic hifu probe: A high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of tissue using minimally invasive medical procedures is provided.... Agent: Focus Surgery, Inc.

20120035475 - Methods for non-invasive cosmetic treatment of the eye region: Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of a hand wand and a removable transducer module having an ultrasound transducer. The system can include a control module that is coupled to the hand wand and has a graphical user interface for controlling the... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC

20120035476 - Tissue imaging and treatment method: Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of a hand wand and a removable transducer module having an ultrasound transducer. The system can include a control module that is coupled to the hand wand and has a graphical user interface for controlling the... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC

20120035481 - Systems and methods for three-dimensional ultrasound mapping: An automated medical system comprises a first instrument assembly including a first ultrasound transducer having a first transducer field of view that transmits and receives ultrasound signals in imaging planes disposed circumferentially about a guide instrument, and a second instrument assembly including a second ultrasound transducer having a second transducer... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20120035478 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and an ultrasonic image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprises a decomposition unit, a filtering unit, a level control unit and a mixing unit. The decomposition unit hierarchically performs multi-resolution decomposition of the ultrasonic image data and acquires low-frequency decomposed image data with first to n-th levels and high-frequency decomposed image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120035479 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and control method thereof: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that performs an image signal generating operation with respect to an ultrasound signal transmitted to and reflected from a target through a host computer and a control method thereof are provided. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe including at least one transducer to transmit an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035480 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention sends out an ultrasonic wave toward a subject and receives the ultrasonic wave reflected from the subject, thereby generating the subject's tomographic image. The apparatus includes: a receiving section 214 for generating a number of received signals, which belong to the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120035477 - Ultrasound image generating apparatus: An ultrasound image having a good image quality is generated in the neighborhood of a puncture needle without lowering the image quality of the whole ultrasound image. A first echo signal received by transmitting first ultrasonic waves focused on an imaging target position and a second echo signal received by... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120035482 - Method for estimating acoustic velocity of ultrasonic image and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus using the same: Disclosed herein are a method for estimating acoustic velocity of an ultrasonic image and an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus using the same. The method for estimating acoustic velocity of an ultrasonic image includes: (A) dividing each of the ultrasonic images into a plurality of blocks; (B) extracting contours of ultrasonic images... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120035483 - Ultrasonic handpiece: An ultrasonic handpiece is used for augmenting a bone screw. The handpieces comprise a housing, an ultrasonic converter shiftingly accommodated in the housing, and a sonotrode connected to one end of the ultrasonic converter. The sonotrode protrudes from the housing into the bone screw. An adjuster wheel is adjustably connected... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh

20120035484 - Use of a system for imaging by fiber-optic confocal fluorescence in vivo in situ, system and method for imaging by fiber-optic confocal fluorescence in vivo in situ: A method for imaging a tissue includes collecting a light signal from at least part of said tissue, using a fiber optic probe for fluorescence imaging, wherein the fiber optic probe comprises a plurality of optic fibers, and wherein a distal tip of the fiber optic probe is placed at... Agent: Mauna Kea Technologies

20120035485 - Pulse detection using patient physiological signals: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates optical characteristics of light transmitted into a patient to ascertain physiological signals, such as pulsatile changes in general blood volume proximate a light detector module.... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.

20120035486 - Drug titration utilizing an implantable medical device: A method of monitoring patient status is disclosed. Electrical signals are received from one or more implanted sensors of a cardiac rhythm management device. Two or more index values are calculated from the electrical signals. A composite index is determined from the two or more index values, and a status... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20120035487 - Methods for receiving information relating to an article of footwear: In at least one embodiment, a method for providing information to a user about a fitness activity includes receiving on a portable fitness device from a shoe having an RFID tag information relating to the shoe, wherein the shoe is for wearing during the fitness activity, receiving on the portable... Agent: Adidas Ag

20120035488 - Rapid 3d mapping using multielectrode position data: An electrophysiology (EP) system includes an interface for operator-interaction with the results of code executing therein. A template model can have channels positioned or repositioned thereupon by the user to define a set-up useful in rapid catheter positioning. Mapping operations can be performed without the requirement for precise catheter location... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20120035489 - Rhythm discrimination enhancement - chamber of tachy origination: An apparatus comprises an implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit and a controller circuit. The implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit provides a sensed depolarization signal from a ventricle and a sensed depolarization signal from an atrium. The controller circuit includes an onset detection circuit and a classification circuit. The onset detection... Agent:

20120035492 - Atrial tachyarrhythmia detection using selected atrial intervals: Methods and systems are directed to detecting atrial tachyarrhythmia. A plurality of A-A intervals is detected. The detected A-A intervals are selected and used to detect atrial tachyarrhythmia. Selecting A-A intervals may be based on determining that A-A intervals are qualified. Qualified A-A intervals may be determined if a duration... Agent:

20120035491 - Rhythm discrimination enhancement - av drive: An apparatus comprises an implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit and a controller circuit. The implantable cardiac signal sensing circuit provides a sensed depolarization signal from a ventricle and a sensed depolarization signal from an atrium. The controller circuit includes a one-to-one detector circuit and a tachyarrhythmia discrimination circuit. The one-to-one... Agent:

20120035490 - Wireless cardiac pulsatility sensing: An implantable medical device system and associated method monitor changes in transimpedance in a body tissue due to changes in cardiac pulsatility. A first dipole is used to deliver a non-stimulating electrical current. The first dipole includes a first electrode and a second electrode adapted to be deployed along a... Agent:

20120035496 - Bladder sensing using impedance and posture: This disclosure provides techniques for bladder sensing. In accordance with the techniques described in this disclosure, a device may measure the impedance of a bladder, determine the posture of a patient, and determine a status of the bladder based on the impedance and posture.... Agent:

20120035494 - Multifrequency bioimpedence device and related methods: Embodiments relate to a device and a method of monitoring and analyzing physiological parameters of a patient. The method includes electrically connecting one or more electrodes with a measurement site of a patient, generating a stimulation signal or signals sufficient to provide multiple stimulation frequencies, multiple waveforms or a combination... Agent:

20120035493 - Near field-based systems and methods for assessing impedance and admittance for use with an implantable medical device: A new model is provided for understanding and exploiting impedance or admittance values measured by implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers or cardiac resynchronization devices (CRTs.) The device measures impedance along vectors extending through tissues of the patient between various pairs of electrodes. The device then converts the vector-based impedance... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120035495 - Systems and methods for exploiting near-field impedance and admittance for use with implantable medical devices: Various techniques are provided for use with an implantable medical device for exploiting near-field impedance/admittance. Examples include techniques for assessing heart chamber disequilibrium, detecting chamber volumes and pressures, calibrating near-field-based left atrial pressure (LAP) estimation procedures and for assessing the recovery from injury at the electrode-tissue interface. In one particular... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120035497 - System, device and method for assessing tactile sensory deficit: Various device embodiments comprise a substrate with a smooth surface, and a plurality of objects on the smooth surface. Each of the plurality of objects have a predetermined dimension capable of being sensed by a healthy person with a normal tactile sensory ability. Each of the plurality of objects have... Agent: Kennedy, Daniel L.m.

20120035498 - Apparatus and method for improving eye-hand coordination: An apparatus for measuring and quantifying eye-hand coordination of a subject user. The apparatus includes a processor, a tablet interfaced with the processor and that is configured to accept the progressive input of the subject user, and a memory interfaced to the processor that maintains one or more records associated... Agent:

20120035499 - Method and apparatus for in vivo collection of circulating biological components: The invention relates generally to in vivo collection of circulating molecules, tumor cells and other biological markers using a collecting probe. The probe is configured for placement within a living organism for an extended period of time to provide sufficient yield of biological marker for analysis. In some embodiments of... Agent:

20120035500 - Flexible endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsy device: A needle for insertion into a living body along a tortuous path comprises an elongate body extending between a proximal end which, during use, remains external to the body and a distal end which, when in an operative configuration, is positioned adjacent to a target structure within the body, a... Agent:

20120035502 - Articulating laryngoscope: Articulating laryngoscope to aid in the intubation of patients by providing illumination of the oral cavity and trachea during the process having, for example, ‘fingers’ with fiber optic lights at the ends and at joints of the fingers, fingers spread open or ‘flower’ when the device is deployed, gently retracting... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20120035501 - Bone marrow aspiration needle: A bone marrow aspiration assembly including an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The inner cannula is moved only radially about a longitudinal axis thereof with respect to the outer cannula to selectively align inner openings of only one of distal, intermediate, and proximal opening groups of the inner cannula... Agent: Biomet Biologics, LLC

20120035503 - Methods and devices for cutting and collecting soft tissue: Devices and methods for cutting and collecting a specimen from a mass of tissue. The device may include an integrated cut and collect assembly. The integrated cut and collect assembly includes a cutting portion and a collection portion that includes a flexible membrane. The collection portion of the assembly is... Agent:

20120035504 - Systems for withdrawing body fluid and methods for configuring systems for withdrawing body fluids: The invention relates to a system for withdrawing body fluid from a body part via a withdrawal site located on the surface of the body part, with at least one sensor for detecting at least one variable dependent on the location or state of the withdrawal site, and with an... Agent:

20120035505 - System for withdrawing blood: The present invention includes a system for withdrawing body fluids. The system includes a drive unit having a plunger which is moved from a resting position into a lancing position in order to carry out a lancing process and a lancing unit containing a lancet with a needle. The plunger... Agent:

20120035506 - Test strip with a shaped tip for skin straightening: The test strip stabilizes skin prior to incision by a lancet tip. The innovative test strip includes a pair of skin contacting tabs that apply pressure linearly to the skin to stretch the skin taut. Beneficially an incision by a lancet tip to an accurate depth can be formed on... Agent:

20120035507 - Device and method for measuring anatomic geometries: Provided herein is a device and system for measuring an object geometry. The device comprises a probe with contacting and tracking ends and a tracking means and actuation control unit positioned on the probe. The system further comprises a measurement and post processing unit in electronic communication with the tracking... Agent:

20120035508 - Extended use home uterine activity monitor: A uterine activity monitoring device and method for monitoring uterine activity on a nearly continuous basis. The device may comprise a belt configured to fit around a pregnant patient's abdomen, with a plurality of, uterine contraction sensors. These sensors may be protruding contraction sensing buttons, disposed generally perpendicular to the... Agent:

20120035509 - Gait analysis system and methods: Systems and methods for analyzing the gait of an individual are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods can be configured to acquire data from a first array and a second array of sensors that are configured to be placed in a left and/or right shoe, respectively. The acquired data can... Agent:

20120035510 - Method for evaluating the hold on a lower limb of a knitted elastic vein compression orthosis: The orthosis (10) comprises: a foot portion (12); a leg portion (14) exerting a therapeutic compression textile pressure on the leg; and a rib-knitted end portion (16) locally exerting a holding textile pressure for preventing the terminal portion from sliding downwards under the effect of the elastic return force. (F)... Agent:

  
02/02/2012 > 133 patent applications in 74 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120029260 - Screening and treatment method: The invention provides a method to analyze an effect of a biological insult such as exposure to ionizing radiation comprising (a) exposing one or more groups of subjects to a biological insult of at least about an LD10 to obtain one or more groups of exposed subjects; and (b) measuring... Agent:

20120029261 - Systems and methods for delivery of a therapeutic agent: Methods and apparatus are provided for applying an fragment of a neurotoxin such as the active light chain (LC) of the botulinum toxin (BoNT), such as one of the serotype A, B, C, D, E, F or G botulinum toxins, via permeabilization of targeted cell membranes to enable translocation of... Agent: The Foundry, LLC

20120029263 - Components and assembly for performing brachytherapy treatment of tumour tissue in a human and animal body: The invention relates to an assembly for performing brachytherapy treatment of tumour tissue in a human or animal body comprising an intracavitary component and at least one guiding unit, said at least one guiding unit exhibiting a longitudinal axis and being connectable to said intracavitary component, and wherein said at... Agent:

20120029262 - Treatment of a body cavity: Devices and methods are provided for controlled application of a treatment to tissue adjacent a body cavity, such as after removal of tissue, e.g. cancer. A device embodying features of the invention includes one or more radiation shielding components to control emitted radiation from a radiation source to minimize radiation... Agent: Senorx, Inc.

20120029264 - Systems and methods for controlling electric field pulse parameters using transcranial magnetic stimulation: A system and methods for controlling pulse parameters during transcranial magnetic stimulation are provided. Multiple coils are placed on external body parts, and are controlled using an external control unit coupled to a stimulator having fast switches. The timing of the switches, as well as other parameters within the stimulator,... Agent:

20120029266 - Anisotropic reinforcement and related method thereof: Anisotropic reinforcements and synthetic materials are provided in which the fibers, mesh, weave, or otherwise interlaced or networked components thereof are oriented in one direction so as to create greater stiffness in the one direction of the patch relative to other directions of the reinforcement. Methods of producing such anisotropic... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20120029265 - Intravascular ventricular assist device: One aspect of an intravascular ventricular assist device is an implantable blood pump where the pump includes a housing defining a bore having an axis, one or more rotors disposed within the bore, each rotor including a plurality of magnetic poles, and one or more stators surrounding the bore for... Agent: Heartware, Inc.

20120029267 - Electromagnetic bone conduction hearing device: An implantable hearing prosthesis for a recipient patient is described. An implantable attachment magnet is fixable beneath the skin of the patient to underlying skull bone and is adapted to magnetically connect with an external attachment magnet over the skin. An implantable signal transducer also is fixable beneath the skin... Agent: Vibrant Med-el Hearing Technology Gmbh

20120029268 - Magnetofluidic hearing aid system and hearing aid: A magnetofluidic hearing aid system includes a hearing aid having a signal processing device connected to a magnetic transmitter. The system includes such a hearing aid and a magnetofluid suitable for use in the body. The magnetic transmitter transmits a magnetic field producing vibrations in a liquid mixture containing the... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.

20120029269 - Apparatus and method for inserting an adjustable implantable genitourinary device: An implantable medical device and method for adjustably restricting a selected body lumen such as a urethra or ureter of a patient to treat urinary incontinence or ureteral reflux. The device includes an adjustable element that includes a chamber and a hydrophilic material substantially encapsulated in the chamber to expand... Agent: Uromedica, Inc.

20120029270 - Cervical conception condom: The present invention relates to a cervical condom for aiding in conception comprising: a dome shape flexible device, where said device is made of a flexible material; and a rim surrounding the outer perimeter of the device. The device is capable of containing a sperm sample for application upon a... Agent:

20120029272 - Apparatus and methods for protecting adjacent structures during the insertion of a surgical instrument into a tubular organ: A device for protecting tissues and structures adjacent to a tubular organ during performance of a surgical procedure on a portion of the tubular organ. Various embodiments may comprise a member that may be deployed through a surgical instrument in a first configuration and expanded to a second configuration such... Agent:

20120029275 - Bodily implants and methods of adjusting the same: A medical device includes a support member, a tether, and a retainer. The support member is configured to be placed within a body of a patient and provide support to a portion of the body of the patient. The tether forms a loop and is coupled to the support member.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029273 - Implants and methods for enhancing in-vivo ultrasound images of the same: An implant includes a substrate and a carrier coupled to the substrate. The carrier including a plurality of objects configured to reflect energy emitted by an ultrasound device. In some embodiments, the carrier includes a plurality of air bubbles that are configured to reflect energy emitted by an ultrasound device.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029274 - Implants and methods of implanting the same: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support member and a suture. The support member is configured to provide support to a portion of a body of a patient. The support member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the support member... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120029271 - Tissue stabilizing device and methods including a self-expandable head-link assembly: A tissue stabilizer including an elongated arm, a collet, and a head-link assembly. The collet is disposed at a distal end of the arm. The head-link assembly includes a tube and a spreading mechanism. The tube forms an intermediate section and opposing arms each terminating at a tip. The spreading... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029276 - Medical instrument with a window: A medical instrument includes a housing with an aperture, a window component that comprises a transparent material and closes off the aperture, and a thin-walled area that surrounds the aperture.... Agent:

20120029277 - Camera holder device and method thereof: An improved interface between the surgeon and an endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery, holding a laparoscopic came and/or controlling an automated endoscope assistant includes at least one wireless transmitter with at least one operating key (12a). at least one wireless receiver (11), at least one conventional laparoscopy computerized system (15)... Agent: M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.

20120029278 - Implant placement device, coupling support, and endoscopic treatment tool: An implant placement device includes a sheath; a long-axis member having an opening on a distal end side, movable along an axis, and a lumen communicating with the opening; a stylet movable in the axis and provided within the lumen to be turnable around the axis; an operating part on... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120029279 - Arthroscopic system: An arthroscope having an elongated core with a square radial cross section.... Agent:

20120029280 - Arthroscopic system: An arthroscope having an elongated core with a square radial cross section.... Agent: Cannuflow, Inc.

20120029282 - Guide assembly for endoscope: A guide assembly of a self-propelled type for an endoscope having an elongated tube for entry in a body cavity is provided. First and second self-propelled units are secured to a steering device provided in the elongated tube, arranged in an axial direction of the elongated tube, the second self-propelled... Agent:

20120029283 - Guide assembly for endoscope: A guide assembly of a self-propelled type for an endoscope including an elongated tube for entry in a body cavity is provided. First and second self-propelled units are mounted on a steering device of the elongated tube in an axial direction thereof, for contacting a wall of the body cavity... Agent:

20120029284 - Optical penetrating adapter for surgical portal: An optical penetrating adapter for mounting to a surgical portal to permit visualization through the surgical portal includes an adapter member defining a longitudinal axis and having a transparent window adapted to penetrate tissue and to permit visualization therethrough and means for coupling the adapter member to the surgical portal.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120029281 - Rotate-to-advance catheterization system: An apparatus for accessing a bodily passageway includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion configured to inserted into the bodily passageway; a drive tube including a lumen configured to receive the endoscope; a helically-wound thread disposed on an outer wall of the drive tube and configured such that rotation of... Agent:

20120029285 - Instruments: An endoscopic instrument having a first part moveable from a first configuration to a second, different configuration, the instrument including a stiffener extending across the region that the first part is moveable from the first to the second configuration, the stiffener being moveable from a first position in which movement... Agent:

20120029286 - Simplified handgrip for assessment of colonoscope manipulation: A handgrip for a colonoscope shaft is equipped with a novel compact multifunction force and torque sensor allowing for a comprehensive characterization of colonoscope manipulation during a colonoscopy procedure. A two-part hinge design of the handgrip in combination with the multifunction sensor provides for a light weight design in a... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.

20120029287 - Surgical instrument: The invention relates to a surgical instrument (1) having a hermetic chamber (19), wherein at least one electrical connection (9-9VIII) is provided from the hermetic chamber (19) to outside the hermetic chamber (19) to an outer area (20). The surgical instrument (1) according to the invention is characterized in that... Agent: Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh

20120029288 - Helical continuous curvature tubes for nested cannulas: Methods and systems for nested cannula configuration involving helical tubes (40). The nested cannula (60) includes a plurality of telescoping tubes cooperatively configured and dimensioned to reach a target location relative to an anatomical region through a set of arcs (11, 21, 41) including one or more helical arcs (41)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120029290 - Endoscope apparatus and optical adapter used in the endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus is provided that includes a plurality of kinds of optical adapters that have an illuminating window and an observation window, and an endoscope insertion portion that has a distal end portion to which the plurality of kinds of optical adapters can be detachably attached. A fluid spout... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120029289 - Optical cap for use with arthroscopic system: An optical cap for use with an arthroscope system and its features.... Agent: Cannuflow, Inc.

20120029291 - Methods and devices of imaging and biopsy: Certain embodiments include an endoscope and methods for imaging using the endoscope. The endoscope may include an imaging channel and a tip positioned at one end of the imaging channel, the tip adapted to collect light from a field of view that extends 360° around at least a portion of... Agent: Ikona Medical Corporation

20120029292 - Curved laryngoscope and operation instrument assembly applying the same: A curved laryngoscope and an operation instrument assembly applying the same are provided, wherein the curved laryngoscope is provided with a guiding structure and a locating device. The guiding structure and the locating device can be individually or both adopted in the curved laryngoscope to assist various operation instruments in... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20120029293 - Disposable, self-contained laryngoscope and method of using same: The present invention is generally directed toward a laryngoscope having a handle, a rigid cylindrical tube, and an optical subassembly. The handle has a distal end and a proximate end. The tube is hollow and also has a distal end having a distal opening and a proximate end having a... Agent:

20120029294 - Cannula: A device for introducing surgical tools into a body is provided that a slotted cannula supported on a handle. The cannula is an elongate plate having a first end rigidly connected to an end of the handle, and a second end opposed to the first end. The plate is curved... Agent:

20120029295 - Pannus support adapted for surgical procedures: A pannus support member is configured to support and contain a pannus during a surgical procedure to provide unobstructed access to the surgical site and provide, post surgery, a clean site that is exposed to air to promote proper healing.... Agent:

20120029296 - Expandable cannula assemblies for use in percutaneous surgical procedures: In one form, an expandable cannula assembly for use in percutaneous surgical procedures includes an elongate body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end. The elongate body includes a pair of elongate members that cooperate to define a working channel extending between a proximal... Agent: Kyphon Sarl. A Limited Liability Company

20120029297 - Instrument access device: An instrument access device (500) comprises a distal O-ring (11) for insertion into a wound interior, a proximal member for location externally of a wound opening and a sleeve (12) extending in two layers between the distal O-ring (11) and the proximal member. The proximal member comprises an inner proximal... Agent: Atropos Limited

20120029301 - Adaptive alarm system and method: An adaptive-alarm system and its uses in the context of medical devices, such as patient monitors, are described. In one embodiment, the monitor has a processor configured to receive and analyze an input relating to ambient sounds. The monitor may generate an alarm signal in response to physiological data that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029302 - Apparatus and method for dynamic detection of electrophysiological signals for stillness feedback: A training device aims to indicate a targeted object to be gazed at by a trainee, then trainee's visual sight to the targeted object is obstructed. After a selected duration a hint is given to the trainee to execute command actions related to the targeted object. Through completeness degree of... Agent:

20120029304 - Configurable patient monitoring system: A patient monitoring system is provided which includes a platform and one or more monitoring modules. Monitoring modules include parameter modules for monitoring physiological activity of a patient, and utility modules for providing additional functionality to the patient monitoring system. A platform and one or more monitoring modules may be... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029298 - Linear classification method for determining acoustic physiological signal quality and device for use therein: Linear classification is used to determine the quality of acoustic physiological signal samples. A feature dataset is extracted from acoustic physiological signal samples of known quality (i.e., weak, noisy, good) acquired over a sampling period. A linear discriminant analysis is performed on the feature dataset to determine a direction of... Agent:

20120029299 - Physiological status monitoring system: A physiological monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem worn by a person including at least a one sensor. A dock is associated with the sensor subsystem and includes a first connector component electrically connected to the sensor. A portable transmitting unit is received in the dock and includes a transmitter... Agent:

20120029300 - System and method for reducing false alarms and false negatives based on motion and position sensing: Systems and methods of reducing false alarms associated with vital-sign monitoring are disclosed. One or more vital-sign readings of a patient are received. One or more acceleration readings from an accelerometer attached to the patient are received. At least one of motion and position of the patient are determined based... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029303 - System, method and apparatus for performing real-time virtual medical examinations: Disclosed herein is a method for permitting a real-time virtual medical examination using a patient device and at least one diagnostic device including receiving, at the patient device, a signal transmitted from the at least one diagnostic device; generating diagnostic information based on the received signal; encrypting the diagnostic information;... Agent:

20120029321 - Airway adjunct resuscitation systems and methods: Embodiments of the present invention encompass systems and methods for administering intrathoracic pressure and cooling treatments to patients suffering from or at risk of developing heart failure, cardiac arrest, sepsis, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, polytrauma, head disease, elevated hepatic or portal vein pressures, bleeding during abdominal, head and neck... Agent: Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.

20120029317 - Methods for validating patient identity: This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring a patient on a ventilator-oximeter system. The disclosure describes a novel approach determining if the oximeter and the ventilator are attached to the same patient and if not providing a warning.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029305 - Polysomnography method with remote administration: A method wherein Type I (i.e., attended) polysomnography may be conducted at a distance from a patient by combining Internet-enabled remote access technologies, audioconferencing, and/or videoconferencing. The study is “virtually” attended by a polysomnography professional at a site removed from the patient whereby the polysomnography professional is able to control... Agent: Physician's Ancillary Services, LLC

20120029319 - Polysomnography method with remote administration: A method wherein Type I (i.e., attended) polysomnography may be conducted at a distance from a patient by combining Internet-enabled remote access technologies, audioconferencing, and/or videoconferencing. The study is “virtually” attended by a polysomnography professional at a site removed from the patient whereby the polysomnography professional is able to control... Agent:

20120029322 - Processing a bio-physiological signal: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for processing at least one bio-physiological signal of a sleeping object, such as a brain wave signal or electroencephalography (EEG) signal, an electro-oculogram (EOG) signal, or an electro-myogram (EMG) signal. The signal is captured by at least one sensor, which may... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120029318 - Spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram system: Disclosed is a spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram system, adapted to synchronously record and analyze a user to obtain a spontaneous exercise electrocardiogram. The system comprises a electrocardiogram device and a analyzing computer. The electrocardiogram device comprises: an electrocardiogram sensor and a 3-dimensional acceleration sensor for detecting the user's electrocardiogram signals and... Agent: National Yang Ming University

20120029315 - System and method for conserving battery power in a patient monitoring system: A vital-signs patch in a patient monitoring system is disclosed. The patch includes a housing configured to be attached to the skin of a patient, the housing containing a radio that can selectably transmit and receive on more than one frequency and a processor. The processor configures the radio to... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029312 - System and method for location tracking of patients in a vital-signs monitor system: Systems and methods of tracking a patient within a facility via a vital-signs patch attached to the patient are disclosed. A first signal is received from a bridge, the first signal comprising information indicative of a vital-signs patch attached to a patient. The patient is identified based at least in... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029308 - System and method for monitoring body temperature of a person: Systems and methods of monitoring body temperature of a person disclosed. A signal generated by a temperature probe is received, the signal responsive to a change in body temperature of a person to whom the temperature probe is attached. A new temperature reading is generated based on the signal. The... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029314 - System and method for reducing false alarms associated with vital-signs monitoring: Systems and methods of reducing false alarms associated with a vital-sign monitor are disclosed. One or more data samples of a vital sign of a patient are generated at a first sampling rate in a normal mode of operation. Whether the one or more data samples satisfy an alert condition... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029316 - System and method for saving battery power in a patient monitoring system: A vital-signs patch for a patient monitoring system is disclosed. The patch consists of a housing that is configured to be worn on the skin of a patient. The housing contains a radio, one or more sensor interfaces, a processor, and a battery. The processor can selectably turn portions of... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029311 - System and method for storing and forwarding data from a vital-signs monitor: A vital-signs patch for a patient monitoring system that includes a housing containing a sensor that makes physiological measurements of a patient, a transmitter, a receiver, a memory, and a processor. The processor periodically takes a measurement from the sensor, converts the measurement to a data record, and stores the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029313 - System and method for tracking vital-signs monitor patches: Systems and methods of tracking vital-sign monitor patches are disclosed. At least one of a new wireless communication link and loss of an existing wireless communication link between a vital-sign monitor patch and a bridge in the monitoring network is identified. A database comprising information indicative of wireless communication links... Agent:

20120029320 - Systems and methods for processing multiple physiological signals: Systems and methods are provided for patient monitors which apply different sets of signal processing operations to signals to identify multiple fiducials in physiological signals. PPG signals measured at two sensor sites may be processed with a first set of processing operations and analyzed to identify fiducials that allow the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029310 - Temperature probe suitable for axillary reading: Systems and methods of monitoring the axillary temperature of a person are disclosed. A portion of a temperature probe is provided within the axilla of the person. The temperature probe includes a wiring portion and a body connection portion and a sensing portion between the wiring and body connection portions.... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029306 - Vital-signs monitor with encapsulation arrangement: A vital-signs monitoring device is disclosed. The vital-signs monitor includes a sensor that measures a physiological parameter of a patient, a circuit assembly containing vital-signs monitoring circuitry that analyzes the sensor measurements to generate vital sign signals, and a housing. The housing is designed to be worn by a patient... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029307 - Vital-signs monitor with spaced electrodes: A vital-signs monitoring patch is disclosed. The patch includes at least two electrodes and a circuit assembly that periodically takes at least one measurement from the electrodes. The patch is a unitized device that contains the circuit assembly with the electrodes on the underside of the patch. The patch is... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029309 - Vital-signs patch having a strain relief: A vital-signs monitor patch containing at least two electrodes, a circuit assembly, and a patch body having a chamber in which the circuit assembly is housed. The patch body also contains at least one flexible portion adjacent to the circuit assembly chamber, with at least one electrode attached to the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120029323 - Antenna for an implantable medical device: This disclosure describes antenna structures for use in an implantable medical device. The antenna structure may include an inner portion that is magnetically coupled to an outer portion. In one example, the inner and outer portions comprise conductive loops. In accordance with the techniques of this disclosure, a capacitive sensor... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029325 - Device for determining the characteristics of peritoneal membrane: Device for determining the characteristics of peritoneal membrane comprising means for measuring glucose in the fluid drainage and a processing unit comprising means for determining the characteristics of the membrane as a function of that rate of glucose measured at different times. The invention also relates to a method for... Agent: Debiotech S.a.

20120029324 - Therapy prediction and optimization for renal failure blood therapy, especially home hemodialysis: A method of predicting serum phosphorus concentrations in a patient during hemodialysis includes measuring serum phosphorus concentrations of the patient over a hemodialysis treatment session time and an ultrafiltration rate calculated by a difference between pre- and post-dialytic body weight of the patient during an initial hemodialysis treatment session divided... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120029326 - Method for measuring a concentration of a biogenic substance contained in a living body: m

20120029327 - Controlling diabetes with a cellular gprs-linked glucometer-pedometer: The Cellular GPRS system includes a cellular-based Glucometer (CBG) for blood glucose monitoring, a pedometer for exertion measurement, combined with user-entered dietary or other diabetes-relevant information. Data from all inputs is transmitted over a cellular network, using a GPRS or other wireless link. The data is preferably stored in the... Agent:

20120029328 - Fluorescence sensor, needle-type fluorescence sensor, and method for measuring analyte: A needle-type fluorescence sensor that measures glucose based on fluorescence produced by excitation light is provided. The needle-type fluorescence sensor includes a needle body section including a sensor portion disposed in a needle distal end portion and metal lines disposed from the sensor portion to a needle proximal end portion,... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120029329 - Analyte detection systems and methods using multiple measurements: In certain embodiments, a sampling assembly is for use with a main analyzer. The main analyzer is configured to sense an analyte in a body fluid obtained from a patient through a first fluid passageway extending from the main analyzer. The sampling assembly includes an instrument portion separate from the... Agent:

20120029330 - Cable cross talk suppression: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for suppressing cross-talk noise due to capacitive and/or inductive coupling in a medical sensor signal. For example, an embodiment of a patient monitor may include driving circuitry, an amplifier, and transient current discharge circuitry. When the driving circuitry drives an emitter to emit light... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029331 - Identification, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropathologies, neurotoxicities, tumors, and brain and spinal cord injuries using electrodes with microvoltammetry: The present invention relates to devices and methods of use thereof for detection of biomolecules, in vitro, in vivo, or in situ. The invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or treating a subject as having or being at risk of developing a disease or condition that is associated with abnormal... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York

20120029332 - Method of continuously measuring substrate concentration: Analysis equipment is provided, which is capable of fulfilling a demand for miniaturization and ensuring high sensitivity, and which can be produced easily. The present invention relates to a method of continuously measuring a substrate concentration based on a response when a voltage is applied to a sensor. The present... Agent: Arkray, Inc

20120029333 - Modular infusion set with an integrated electrically powered functional component: An infusion set for administering a medicament delivered by an infusion pump which can be carried separately from the infusion set as well as an infusion system including the infusion set are disclosed. The infusion set can comprise a disposable part, a reusable part, and an electrically powered functional component.... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20120029334 - Catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of a catheter shaft: A catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of a catheter shaft includes a shaft assembly and a controller. The shaft assembly includes a first tubular component that has a preformed curvilinear distal section, a second, substantially straight tubular component with a main axis and an outer shaft. The first... Agent:

20120029335 - Subcutaneous leads and methods of implant and explant: New and/or alternative designs for implantable leads that have fixation structures to keep leads at a desired location after implant. Fixation structure may take several forms that create distally located fixation for use primarily in subcutaneous implantation. Some examples include new and/or alternative methods of implanting such leads. Some examples... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.

20120029336 - Electrode attachment state determination system, electrode attachment state determination method, and program thereof: An electrode attachment state determination system includes: an electroencephalogram measurement section for measuring an electroencephalogram signal of a user by using at least one set of electrodes including a ground electrode, a reference electrode, and a measurement electrode; a frequency analysis section for performing a frequency analysis of the electroencephalogram... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120029339 - Accounting for forward motion during pullback of an endoluminal imaging probe: Apparatus and methods are described for use with an endoluminal data-acquisition device configured to acquire endoluminal data points while moving through a lumen of a subject's body generally in a first direction with respect to the lumen. While the endoluminal data-acquisition device is being moved through the lumen, a plurality... Agent: Sync-rx, Ltd.

20120029337 - Medical image diagnosis apparatus and image data processing apparatus: A medical image diagnosis apparatus and an image data processing apparatus that diagnoses vascular invasion status of a tumor and decides the most appropriate therapy method for the tumor by extracting tumor candidate regions and vascular regions based on extensive volume data derived from covering a therapy target organ, and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120029338 - Medical inspection apparatus: A medical inspection apparatus includes a main body and an inspection module. The main body has at least two guide rails and at least two sliding blocks which are slidably coupled to the guide rails respectively, and the inspection module further includes at least one pivot, and each of the... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20120029341 - Method and apparatus for acquiring overlapped medical image slices: The disclosure describes a technique for medical imaging, referred to herein as the Rapid Interleave Overlap Technique (RIOT), wherein image data is acquired as a plurality of series sequences in a manner that allows for unlimited overlap. RIOT involves interleaving and overlapping 2D image slices of multiple series of image... Agent:

20120029340 - System and method for determining mechanical properties of bone structures: Systems and methods for characterizing bone structures are provided for characterizing bone structures. In the system and method, one or more 1H NMR or MRI signals associated with a bone structure are obtained. Thereafter one or more signal parameters are computed from the obtained signals, where each of the signal... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20120029342 - Multilayer helical wave filter for medical therapeutic or diagnostic applications: A multilayer helical wave filter having a primary resonance at a selected RF diagnostic or therapeutic frequency or frequency range, includes an elongated conductor forming at least a portion of an implantable medical lead. The elongated conductor includes a first helically wound segment having at least one planar surface, a... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20120029343 - Inductive coil device on flexible substrate: A device includes a flexible substrate, N coiled conductors, and a plurality of folding regions. The N coiled conductors are deposited on the flexible substrate and connected in series by conductive interconnects. N is greater than 1. Each of the folding regions is defined by a separation distance between adjacent... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029346 - Method and apparatus for multi-modal imaging: A method and apparatus for imaging a subject animal. The method comprises the steps of treating the animal with an x-ray contrast agent and an imaging agent; supporting the animal in an immobilized state on a support member; acquiring an x-ray anatomical image of the animal; acquiring an optical, dark-field... Agent:

20120029345 - Noninvasive diagnostic system: A device for acquiring data and diagnosing a musculoskeletal injury. The device includes a semi-flexible housing, at least one ultrasonic transducer, a positional localizer, and a transmission system. The semi-flexible housing is positioned proximate a portion of the musculoskeletal system of a patient and supports the at least one ultrasonic... Agent: Joint Vue, LLC

20120029344 - Radiological image radiographiing method and apparatus: Provided is a technique capable of reducing the burden on an examinee and improving imaging efficiency. A radiographic method includes: radiating radiation to a subject in different radiographing directions by moving a radiation source; capturing radiological images in the different radiographing directions using the emission of radiation; and acquiring an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120029348 - Method and apparatus for multimodal imaging of biological tissue: The present invention is directed to a novel multi-wavelength imaging method and apparatus that enables rapid imaging of tissue regions with accurate identification of tissue types within the region. Optical properties, such as co-polarized or cross-polarized fluorescence or reflectance intensity, optical density and/or reflectance, can be determined at a plurality... Agent: The Gemeral Hospital Corporation

20120029347 - Method and device for treatment dysphagia: Described is a method and products for testing patients having difficulty swallowing specialized capsules. Capsules of various sizes are manufactured. One group of capsules, gels or tablets is manufactured containing s non-active composition and the second group of capsules, gels or tablets are manufactured using an X-Ray imaging agent. The... Agent:

20120029349 - Medical fluid delivery system with rfid-equipped wand: An injection device (120) used in delivering medical fluids to a patient is provided. The injection device (120) may include a syringe plunger driver (126a) and a syringe (140). The syringe (140) may include a syringe data storage device (134). The injection device (120) may include a communication device (132a)... Agent:

20120029350 - Methods and systems for pulse scanning and simultaneously displaying a blood flow image and a b-mode image: Methods and systems for pulse scanning and simultaneously displaying a blood flow image and a B-mode image are disclosed.... Agent: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120029351 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and carrier signal generating circuit: In order to simplify a manufacturing process and reduce cost and power consumption by providing an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including a carrier signal generating circuit excellent in IC implementation, a carrier signal generating circuit for generating an output voltage Vo applied to an ultrasonic probe 41 includes cascaded source follower... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120029353 - Systems and methods for ultrasound treatment: Various embodiments provide a method for an extended field of view treatment. The method can include the steps of imaging a region; targeting a region with directed ultrasound energy; monitoring the region; moving the imaging, treatment, and monitoring region while spatially correlating to one or more prior regions via imaging... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC

20120029354 - Tissue removal device with adjustable delivery sleeve for neurosurgical and spinal surgery applications: A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner cannula is disposed. A delivery sleeve may be selectively provided that is configured to be disposed about the outer cannula for... Agent:

20120029352 - Ultrasound device for medical applications: An ultrasound device for medical application has a transducer formed by a number of transducer elements. The transducer elements are carried on a flexible support that allows the transducer elements to be configured to an examination subject. A measurement device determines, for each transducer element, a distance or a rotation... Agent:

20120029355 - Bone sonometer: A probe device is for performing a bone density measurement is disclosed. The device comprises at least one ultrasound source for providing ultrasonic pulses; a plurality of ultrasound detectors for measuring the differences in arrival times of said ultrasonic pulses; at least one dedicated data processing element adapted for determining... Agent: Beammed Ltd.

20120029356 - Efficient architecture for 3d and planar ultrasonic imaging - synthetic axial acquisition and method thereof: An improved device and method for collecting data used for ultrasonic imaging. The data is gathered over numerous transmit and echo receive cycles, or iterations and combined into a synthetic acquisition representing a complete echo characteristic acquisition. At each iteration, only a portion, or subset, of the echo characteristic is... Agent: The University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20120029358 - Three -dimensional ultrasound systems, methods, and apparatuses: In part, the invention relates to an immersible ultrasound probe having a substantially cylindrical shape and a circular or elliptical cross-section. Typically, the circumference of the probe and the length of the cylinder define an inner surface upon which rows and/or columns of transducer are disposed. This surface can also... Agent: Sonowise, Inc.

20120029357 - Ultrasound 3d imaging system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system in which the scan head either includes a beamformer circuit that performs far field subarray beamforming or includes a sparse array selecting circuit that actuates selected elements. When used with second stage beamforming system, three dimensional ultrasound images can be generated.... Agent:

20120029359 - Handheld medical microwave radiometer: A microwave handheld radiometer for measuring subsurface tissue temperature of a subject includes a microwave antenna disposed relative to a handheld radiometer housing and adapted to electromagnetically couple to a skin surface of a subject, a circulator having a first circulator input and a second circulator input, wherein the first... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20120029360 - Needle with integrated fibers in the cutting facets of the bevel: A needle comprises a tip part, a holder part, a shaft, and fibers capable of transmitting light, wherein the shaft comprises a distal end connected to the tip part, and a proximal end connected to the holder part, wherein the tip part comprises a bevel, cutting facets, and at least... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120029362 - Apnea type determining apparatus and method: An apnea classification system provides for apnea monitoring and differentiation based on several sleep apnea related parameters for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Monitoring of such sleep apnea related parameters allows the apnea classification system to differentiate among the different types of apnea and hypopnea and to identify an occurrence of... Agent:

20120029361 - Systems and methods for determining respiratory effort: Systems and methods for calculating a measure of respiratory effort of a subject are provided. The measure of respiratory effort may be calculated based on a differential pulse transit time (DPTT) calculated for received photoplethysmograph signals. The systems and methods may allow for the calculation of respiratory effort in absolute... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland

20120029364 - Measurement of cardiac cycle length and pressure metrics from pulmonary arterial pressure: Various techniques for measuring cardiac cycle length and pressure metrics based on pulmonary artery pressures are described. One example method described includes identifying a point within a derivative signal of a cardiovascular pressure signal without reference to electrical activity of a heart, initiating a time window from the identified point... Agent:

20120029365 - Measurement of cardiac cycle length and pressure metrics from pulmonary arterial pressure: Various techniques for measuring cardiac cycle length and pressure metrics based on pulmonary artery pressures are described. One example method described includes identifying a point within a derivative signal of a cardiovascular pressure signal without reference to electrical activity of a heart, initiating a time window from the identified point... Agent:

20120029363 - Systems and methods for improved computation of differential pulse transit time from photoplethysmograph signals: Systems and methods for processing photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals to determine a differential pulse transit time (DPTT) are disclosed. Sensors may be used to obtain first and second PPG signals from a subject. The sensors may be placed at different locations on the subject's body. A first algorithm may be performed... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120029366 - Blood pressure detection apparatus and blood pressure detection method: A blood pressure detection apparatus includes a pressure sensor, a press mechanism that applies pressure to a blood vessel by pressing a living body, and can gradually decrease the pressure, and a blood pressure calculation section that determines the pressure when a given waveform pattern appears in a waveform of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120029367 - Heart rate waterproof measuring apparatus: A biofeedback device and the reflected infrared sensor used thereby are described herein that can be mounted on or integrated with eyewear such as swimming goggles. The biofeedback device includes a heart rate measuring apparatus comprising a reflected infrared sensor, a microcontroller comprising one or more filters and one or... Agent:

20120029368 - Pulse detection apparatus, software, and methods using patient physiological signals: The presence of a cardiac pulse in a patient is determined by evaluating physiological signals in the patient. In one embodiment, a medical device evaluates two or more different physiological signals, such as phonocardiogram (PCG) signals, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, patient impedance signals, piezoelectric signals, and accelerometer signals for features indicative... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.

20120029369 - Passive microwave assessment of human body core to surface temperature gradients and basal metabolic rate: A passive microwave thermography apparatus uses passive microwave antennas designed for operation, for example, at WARC protected frequencies of 1.400 to 1.427 GHz and 2.690 to 2.70 GHz (for core body gradient temperature measurement) and 10.68 to 10.700 GHz or higher microwave frequency (for surface body gradient temperature measurement) and... Agent:

20120029370 - Method and apparatus to determine the overall fitness of a test subject: A procedure and apparatus to determine the overall fitness of a test subject. For this purpose the qualitative and temporal progression of the heart rate under constant physical stress of the subject is prescribed with at least one parameter dependent on the subject. The heart rate of the subject is... Agent: Albert-ludwigs-unverversitat Freiburg

20120029371 - Derived electrocardiogram generating system and derived electrocardiogram generating method: A derived electrocardiogram generating system includes: a personal coefficient database which stores personal coefficients specific to a subject, the personal coefficients being acquired from the subject; a population coefficient database which stores population coefficients which are average values of conversion coefficients acquired from an unspecified large number of persons belonging... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120029372 - Drug delivery methods and systems: Drug delivery methods and systems that include a determination of whether a cardiac condition is normal or abnormal, so that a drug may be administered in accordance with that determination. In one implementation, a drug delivery device may be controlled to reduce or stop the drug administration when a normal... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20120029373 - Prevention of false asystole or bradycardia detection: In general, this disclosure is directed to signal processing based methods to reject undersensing in a signal indicative of cardiac activity, e.g., ECG. The undersensing may be due to very small signal amplitudes or due to a sudden increase in single peak amplitude resulting in an increased sensing threshold. The... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029374 - System and method for characterizing circulatory blood flow: A computer-implemented method for characterizing circulatory blood volume is disclosed. The method has the steps of acquiring a biological signal that emulates the arterial pulse wave from a sensor. Two derived parameters, circulatory stress, which reflects a harmonic of heart rate, and circulatory blood flow, which reflects the amplitude of... Agent: Intelomed Inc.

20120029375 - Respirations activity and motion measurement using accelerometers: A system for estimating respirations includes an accelerometer configured to be coupled to an individual's torso, the accelerometer being configured to measure a tilt of the accelerometer as the individual breathes, and a processor connected to the accelerometer, the processor being programmed to process tilt data from the accelerometer and... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20120029376 - Personal spirometer: A portable hand-held spirometer is disclosed for use in taking respiratory tests and storing and displaying test results. The configuration of the spirometer includes handgrips that are positioned to ensure that the user is properly positioned to provide maximum breathing required for valid test results to be obtained. The spirometer... Agent: Pmd Healthcare

20120029378 - Automated detection of sleep and waking states: Determining low power frequency range information from spectral data. Raw signal data can be adjusted to increase dynamic range for power within low power frequency ranges as compared to higher-power frequency ranges to determine adjusted source data valuable for acquiring low power frequency range information. Low power frequency range information... Agent: Salk Institute For Biological Studies, The Intellectual Property And Technology Transfer

20120029377 - Electrically evoked brainstem response measurements via implant prosthesis: A method of measuring electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses of a patient or animal body is provided. The method includes surgically implanting an auditory prosthesis having an electrode array, the electrode array positioned either intracochlear or substantially proximate a brainstem of the body. At least one electrode is stimulated in... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20120029379 - Mind strength trainer: An assortment of algorithms, procedures and associated device-hardware to condition human mind on causality between a specific state of mind and an externally generated stimuli, including a procedure to collect (310) bio signals underlying specific mental moods, characterize (330) them, monitor (350,360) bio signal activity to detect such moods, and... Agent:

20120029380 - Body composition analyzer for animals: A body composition analyzer for animals is provided. A movement of an animal may be restrained by controlling a physical motion of a plurality of electrode units that come into contact with feet of the animal and thus, it is possible to effectively restrict the movement of the animal during... Agent: Biospace Co., Ltd.

20120029381 - Dual mode intracranial temperature detector: Apparatus for detecting thermal radiation emanating from two different intracranial depths in a patient includes a transducer having a surface for placement against the patient's cranium. The transducer includes a first antenna with an aperture adjacent that surface the antenna being tuned to a first frequency and producing a first... Agent:

20120029382 - Electromyography system: Methods for determining structural integrity of a bone within the spine of a patient, the bone having a first aspect and a second aspect, wherein the second aspect separated from the first aspect by a width and located adjacent to a spinal nerve. The methods involve (a) applying an electrical... Agent:

20120029383 - Hearing protection device with integrated audiometric testing: A hearing protection device is disclosed which incorporates integrated audiometric testing, thereby allowing for testing without removal of safety hearing protection. The hearing protection is typically intended to be worn for the duration of a work shift, and allows for self-testing during the shift. Embodiments of the device may utilize... Agent: Nacre As, A Norwegian Company

20120029384 - Accutainer: This invention is a device which can be used to obtain a sample of blood from a person or animal. It incorporates parts of two existing devices (syringes and Vacutainers) into one device in a new configuration, and it reduces or eliminates some of the disadvantages of each of these... Agent:

20120029385 - Insertion device systems and methods: An insertion device may include a base adapted to be carried by a patient, and a housing attached to the base, the housing having a fluid connector arranged for movement relative to the base. A pair of interactive elements including a first interactive element may be supported on the base... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120029386 - Ambient noise canceling physiological acoustic monitoring system & method: The present invention is an ambient noise canceling physiological acoustic monitoring system and method. The system and method utilizes a plurality of microphones to collect input data including ambient noise signals, bed frame noise signals and patient respiratory and cardiac data signals. The system and method cancels the ambient noise... Agent: General Electric Company

20120029387 - Methods and systems for real-time surgical procedure assistance using an electronic organ map: Methods, systems, and programs for real-time surgical procedure assistance are provided. A first set of 3D poses of the 3D points on the organ may be received. An electronic organ map built for the organ via pre-surgical medical information may be retrieved. A tissue parameter of the organ may be... Agent: Edda Technology, Inc.

20120029388 - Force bearing monitor apparatus for sports shoes: A force bearing monitor apparatus for sports shoes includes a first accelerometer module located at a rear end of a sole of a shoe and a second accelerometer module located at a front end of the sole to measure alterations of a first acceleration and a second acceleration borne by... Agent:

20120029391 - Bilateral upper limbs motor recovery rehabilitation and evaluation system for patients with stroke: A Bilateral Upper Limbs Motor Recovery Rehabilitation and Evaluation System for Patients with Stroke which gets feedback from the feeling of body about sense of sight or auditory sense, etc to let inspector's pair of hands process forward, back, drawing and multiple actions, and let strokes can execute task training... Agent:

20120029389 - Bone tracking with a gyroscope sensor in computer-assisted surgery: A system tracks an object in computer-assisted surgery. The system comprises a sensor unit secured to the femur. Gyroscopes on the sensor unit produce readings related to orientation data about three axes of rotation. A tracking unit receives the gyroscope readings. An axis calibrator on the tracking unit comprises a... Agent:

20120029392 - Method and system for detecting a fall of a user: This invention relates to a system and method for detecting a fall of a user. The system comprises at least one sensor, a determining unit and a processor. The at least one sensor worn on the body of the user generates sensor data relating to the fall, and the determining... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120029390 - Seizure detection using coordinate data: A seizure detection device includes a coordinate data interface configured to receive coordinate data for a human, a memory to store coordinate data for a defined location of the human, and a seizure detector configured to identify a seizure event responsive to the coordinate data.... Agent:

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