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Surgery July category listing 07/12

Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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07/26/2012 > 109 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories. category listing

20120190909 - Uses of il-12 in hematopoiesis: Methods for enhancing or stimulating hematopoiesis including the step of administering Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to yield hematopoietic recovery in a mammal in need. Preferred methods include the step of administering IL-12 as an adjuvant therapy to alleviate the hematopoietic toxicities associated with one or more treatment regimens used to combat a... Agent: University Of Southern California

20120190910 - System for defining energy field characteristics to illuminate nano-particles used to treat invasive agents: The Invasive Agent Treatment System incorporates the pairing of energy fields with nano-particles to cause a thermal effect in the nano-particles, which thermal effect is transmitted into the biological cells of the invasive agent. The energy fields are derived from at least one or a combination of the following: an... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20120190911 - Low temperature hyperthermia system for therapeutic treatment of invasive agents: The Low Temperature Hyperthermia System illuminates nano-particles, which are implanted in a living organism at the locus of the cancer or into the cancer cells, with a precisely determined energy field. This energy field ensures that the optimal cancer cell and cancer stem cell destruction temperature of 42° C. is... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20120190912 - System for correlating energy field characteristics with target particle characteristics in the application of an energy field to a living organism for imaging and treatment of invasive agents: The Energy Field and Target Correlation System automatically correlates the characteristics of target particles and a living organism to compute the characteristics of an energy field that is applied to a living organism to activate the target particles which are bound to or consumed or taken up by invasive agents... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20120190913 - Method and device for intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system: In a method for the intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system, in which the vein is occluded by an occlusion device, the fluid pressure in the occluded vein is continuously measured and stored, the behavior of the fluid pressure is determined as a function of time, and... Agent: Miracor Medical Systems Gmbh

20120190914 - Hearing aid microactuator: A fenestration piercing the otic capsule bone of the cochlea receives a therapeutic appliance, such as a microactuator, plug, micropump for drug or therapeutic agent delivery, electrode, and the like. Several different ways of achieving a ‘water tight’ seal between the otic capsule bone and the therapeutic appliance are provided.... Agent: Otokinetics Inc.

20120190915 - Fecal incontinence device, system and method: A device for treating fecal incontinence in a subject is provided. The device includes a plug configured for positioning mostly within an anal canal of the subject.... Agent: Renew Medical

20120190916 - Anchoring device and its impelementation: A method of providing ligamentory like support between two spaced locations in the body of a patient comprising fixing an anchor in each location, connecting the anchors by a filamentary element, adjusting the tension of the filamentary element between the locations to establish the desired spatial relationship between the locations... Agent: Kvinno Centre Pty Ltd

20120190917 - Surgical system for stoma closure in biological duct: A surgical system for small-pit closure in hollow organs is provided. The surgical system is provided with a surgical device for small-pit closure in hollow organs, with the surgical device including the following components: a suture-member cartridge in which a pair of parallel tubular members that accommodate respective suture members... Agent:

20120190918 - Apparatus and methods for supporting cardiac ischemic tissue by means of embedded structures: Systems and methods are disclosed for reinforcing ischemic tissue of a heart. A reinforcing element is initially positioned within a lumen of a delivery needle. The delivery needle is urged into the ischemic tissue and the reinforcing element is urged out of the needle into the ischemic tissue. The reinforcing... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120190919 - Assembly and method for automatically controlling pressure for a gastric band: A bladder assembly is provided in order to maintain the pressure in the balloon portion of a gastric band in a range corresponding to a so-called Green Zone. Multiple bladders are connected by flexible tubing which is connected at a distal end to the balloon portion of a gastric band.... Agent: Cavu Medical, Inc.

20120190920 - Articulate and swapable endoscope for a surgical robot: The present invention is directed to an articulate minimally invasive surgical endoscope with a flexible wrist having at least one degree of freedom. When used with a surgical robot having a plurality of robot arms, the endoscope can be used with any of the plurality of arms thereby allowing the... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20120190921 - Counter-rotating ophthalmic scanner drive mechanism: An endoprobe for ophthalmic microsurgical procedures including a hand-piece including a motor, a cannula assembly coupled to the hand-piece, and a transmission system coupling the motor to the cannula assembly is provided. The cannula assembly having an outer tube and an inner tube concentric with the outer tube, each able... Agent:

20120190923 - Endoscope: An endoscope measures the topography of a surface. The endoscope contains a projection unit and an imaging unit. The projection unit and the imaging unit are arranged successively in relation to an axis of the endoscope. The configuration of the projection unit and the imaging unit arranged axially behind one... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20120190922 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system is provided in which blood vessels (pits) are extracted from an image captured by an endoscope to perform pattern matching with vascular patterns (pit patterns) associated with the cancer invasion depth and operations such as enhanced display of blood vessels, suggestion of preferred imaging conditions and display... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120190924 - Flexible tubular interlocking structure for a handheld endoscope: A flexible interlocking structure for a handheld endoscope includes a flexible rod having an interlocking unit connected to its one end. The interlocking unit includes front, middle and rear joints each having a hollow portion. Each joint is formed with at least two guiding holes, locking tabs and locking notches.... Agent:

20120190925 - Method for combined imaging and treating organs and tissues: The present invention provides methods and compositions for detecting and treating malignant tissue, organs or cells in a mammal. The method comprises parenterally injecting a mammalian subject, at a locus or by a route providing access to the tissue or organ, with a composition comprising a monoclonal antibody (chimeric, humanized,... Agent: Oncofluor, Inc.

20120190926 - Tightening string for an endoscope, outer cover securing method, flexible tube for an endoscope, and an endoscope: A tightening string is used in an endoscope for firmly securing an outer cover of a flexible tube of the endoscope onto an internal member disposed inside the outer cover. The tightening string is comprised of a filament assembly formed by bundling a plurality of filaments made of a synthetic... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120190927 - Medical catheter instrument: A medical catheter instrument has a shaft portion, a distal portion bendable in a controlled manner in at least one direction relative to the shaft portion, and a control element extending in an axially movable manner through the shaft portion to the distal portion. The axial movement of the control... Agent: Epflex Feinwektechnik Gmbh

20120190928 - Double clad fiber coupler and device: There is described a double-clad fiber coupler (DCFC) composed of two double-clad fibers that have been fused together and tapered. The DCFC allows the propagation of light in the fundamental mode in its single-mode core with very little loss. Back reflected light may be collected two ways: by the core... Agent:

20120190929 - Laryngoscope: A laryngoscope comprising a handle, a blade holding element, a detachable blade, means for viewing the laryngeal inlet of a patient and means for adjusting the viewing field. The means for adjusting the viewing field may comprise a light refracting means. Alternatively, in embodiments in which the viewing means comprises... Agent: Indian Ocean Medical Inc.

20120190930 - Balloon trocar: A balloon trocar includes a cannula assembly including a cannula and an outer sleeve fitting over the cannula. The distal end of the outer sleeve is proximal to the distal end of the cannula. A balloon is coupled to a distal portion of the sleeve and a distal portion of... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20120190931 - Access assembly insertion device: An improved access assembly is provided. The access assembly includes an inflatable port and an inflation cannula operably connected to the inflatable port to provide inflation fluid to the inflatable port. The inflatable port may be tapered in a first configuration to facilitate insertion through tissue. The inflation port defines... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120190932 - Expanding surgical access port: A surgical access port that includes a cylindrical member having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a longitudinal axis; at least two lumen extending through the cylindrical member along the longitudinal axis; at least one cavity defined in the cylindrical member and positioned radially within the at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120190933 - Inflatable access assembly: An assembly for accessing a body cavity through an opening in tissue is provided. The access assembly includes a base having a substantially cylindrical compressible member defining at least a first lumen configured to receive a surgical instrument therethrough. The access assembly further includes an inflatable sleeve secured about the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120190934 - Minimally invasive retractor and posted screw: A minimally invasive retractor assembly includes a posted screw and one or more retractor blades. Each retractor blade is releasably coupled to the posted screw. The retractor blade or blades are manipulated or flexed relative to the posted screw allowing retraction of tissue surrounding the incision. The retractor is made... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20120190935 - Retractor component system and method comprising same: A blade assembly has a blade body and a blade body surround. A retractor attachment structure is attached to the blade body at the first end portion thereof extending from an exterior surface thereof. The retractor attachment structure is configured for having one of the blade body mounting structures of... Agent:

20120190937 - Emotion script generating, experiencing, and emotion interaction: An emotion script generating method includes receiving a user's emotion data, and generating emotion script using the emotion data based on a predefined template.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120190936 - Pain tracking and management device: A system, method and apparatus for real time measurement and monitoring of various personal health parameters including controlled delivery of drugs/medications by intelligent pump appliances, intelligent inhalation appliances and intelligent skin patch appliances used in a standalone manner or in a wired or wireless networked configuration, in conjunction with various... Agent: Ip Holdings, Inc.

20120190939 - Method for monitoring the medical condition of a patient: s

20120190940 - Sensored prosthetic component and method: A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component includes electronic circuitry and sensors to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The prosthetic component comprises a first structure having at least one support surface, a second structure having at least one feature configured to couple to... Agent: Orthosensor

20120190938 - System and method of diagnosing acid reflux using involuntary reflex cough test: A system and method diagnoses acid reflux. A nasogatric/orogastric (Ng/Og) device is inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach of a patient. The Ng/Og device includes a pressure sensor configured to measure intra-abdominal pressure and a plurality of pH sensors positioned along the Ng/Og device. An involuntary reflex cough... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20120190941 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190942 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190943 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190944 - Devices and methods for non-invasive optical physiological measurements: An optical measurement device and method of use provides non-invasive physiological measurements from a predetermined location on a body part of a user. The optical measurement device provides an illumination and detection assembly configured to generate and detect light of a predetermined wavelength range in the form of a photoplethysmography... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120190945 - Device for monitoring blood vessel conditions and method for monitoring same: The present invention detects a fluorescent signal from AGEs at a blood vessel tissue of an individual to determine the condition of the tissue of the individual. This solves a problem that in measurement of AGEs used in diagnosis of diabetes, data indicative of fluorescent spectrum from AGEs at the... Agent:

20120190947 - Physiological parameter monitoring with a mobile communication device: Systems and methods that enable physiological monitoring with a mobile communication device and that allow detection of motion artifacts so that the results reported are of acceptable quality are disclosed.... Agent:

20120190946 - Tissue oximetry apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for determining tissue oxygenation such as arterial and venous oxygenation and cerebral oxygenation. In one embodiment, the optical properties of tissue are determined using measured light attenuations at a set of wavelengths. By choosing distinct wavelengths and using light attenuation information, the influence of variables such... Agent:

20120190949 - Alarm system that processes both motion and vital signs using specific heuristic rules and thresholds: The invention provides a body-worn monitor that measures a patient's vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature) while simultaneously characterizing their activity state (e.g. resting, walking, convulsing, falling). The body-worn monitor processes this information to minimize corruption of the vital signs by motion-related artifacts. A... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20120190948 - Monitoring device and method for estimating blood constituent concentration for tissues with low perfusion: The present disclosure relates to a method for estimating blood constituent concentration of a user under low perfusion conditions using a spectrophotometry-based monitoring device; the method comprising: measuring a plurality of photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals; measuring a cardio-synchronous (CV) signal; detecting an instantaneous heart rate and determining a heart rate variability... Agent: Csem Sa

20120190950 - Electrode compositions for use with analyte sensors: Embodiments of the invention provide amperometric analyte sensors having optimized elements such as electrodes formed from sputtered platinum compositions as well as layers of material selected to optimize the characteristics of a wide variety of sensor elements and sensors. While embodiments of the innovation can be used in a variety... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120190952 - Flexible patch for fluid delivery and monitoring body analytes: A wearable, conductive textile patch is provided that may include any of a number of features for monitoring body analytes and/or delivering fluids to a body. In one embodiment of the invention, a single, patch-mounted system monitors glucose levels of a diabetic person and provides appropriate doses of insulin in... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190951 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190953 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120190954 - Method and apparatus for providing dynamic multi-stage amplification in a medical device: Methods and apparatus for providing multi-stage signal amplification in a medical telemetry system are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120190955 - Intelligent drug delivery appliance: A system, method and apparatus for real time measurement and monitoring of various personal health parameters including controlled delivery of drugs/medications by intelligent pump appliances, intelligent inhalation appliances and intelligent skin patch appliances used in a standalone manner or in a wired or wireless networked configuration, in conjunction with various... Agent: Ip Holdings, Inc.

20120190956 - Wound dressing with impedance sensor: A wound sensor comprising at least one electrode (10a, 10b) and a non-adherent porous layer (25) proximate at least part of the electrode.... Agent: University Of Strathclyde

20120190957 - System and method for monitoring cardiac disease: A method of monitoring progression of cardiac disease includes applying stimulus pulses to the heart and sensing electrophysiological responses of the heart at a plurality of different monitoring locations of the heart. The method also includes comparing a previously and subsequently sensed electrophysiological responses that are sensed near a first... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120190958 - Signal transmitting and lesion excluding heart implants for pacing, defibrillating, and/or sensing of heart beat: Devices, systems, and methods for treating a heart of a patient may make use of structures which limit a size of a chamber of the heart, such as by deploying a tensile member to bring a wall of the heart toward (optionally into contact with) a septum of the heart.... Agent: Bioventrix (a Chf Technologies' Company)

20120190959 - Biosignal measurement device: A biosignal measurement device used for measurement of a biosignal in a head includes a support that can support the head, and an electrode provided to the support. The electrode has a plurality of teeth each including an annular portion in which a pair of linear members having conductivity are... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120190960 - Biomedical electrode configuration for suppressing movement artifact: A biomedical sensor for detecting EMG signals may include a non-conducting fixed framework supporting a symmetrical arrangement of four electrode surfaces, configured as two signal detection contacts, each with a respective associated signal reference contact. The mechanical and electrical configuration act together to suppress movement artifact.... Agent:

20120190961 - Subsystems and methods for non-contact corneal deformation: An ophthalmic instrument that discharges a fluid pulse to deform the cornea of a test subject is improved by reducing the working distance between a nosepiece or a discharge tube from which the fluid pulse is discharged and the eye of the test subject. The invention improves measurement repeatability and... Agent: Reichert, Inc.

20120190963 - Measuring apparatus: A measuring apparatus includes a shape maintaining member that maintains a shape of at least a part of a subject, an element that receives an acoustic wave through the shape maintaining member and converts the acoustic wave into a first electric signal, the acoustic wave being generated in the subject... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120190962 - Method for computer-assisted configuration of a medical imaging device: In a method for computer-assisted configuration of a medical imaging device for examination of a patient, training data are provided that include multiple variants of protocols in the form of protocol parameter sets for operation of the imaging device. The training data also include patient-specific parameter sets with one or... Agent:

20120190964 - Vasculature and lymphatic system imaging and ablation: Devices, methods, and systems related to imaging and ablation are disclosed.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC

20120190967 - Arrangement and method for quantitatively determining the blood flow within blood vessels: An arrangement quantitatively determines the blood flow within blood vessels through which blood flows in a volume of a tissue defining a surface. Three-dimensional first image data of a first volume portion of the volume is detected and optical second image data is detected continuously in time of a first... Agent:

20120190966 - Mr compatible fluorescence viewing device for use in the bore of an mr magnet: In an MR guided surgical system which is carried out in the bore of an MR magnet and uses fluorescence to detect tumor cells, there is provided a microscope system for viewing the required part of a patient which includes stereoscopic viewing components arranged for use in generating 2D and... Agent:

20120190965 - Mr compatible stereoscopic viewing device for use in the bore of an mr magnet: In an MR guided surgical system which is carried out in the bore of an MR magnet, there is provided a microscope system for viewing the required part of a patient which includes stereoscopic viewing components arranged for use in generating 2D and 3D images displayed to the surgeon. The... Agent:

20120190968 - Object recognition testing tools and techniques for measuring cognitive ability and cognitive impairment: Techniques and tools for measuring cognitive ability and/or detecting cognitive impairment or decline. For example, techniques and tools are described that can be used to diagnose or test susceptibility to cognitive impairments in children or in elderly people (such as cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer's Disease). Techniques and tools are... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University

20120190970 - Apparatus and method for stabilizing a needle: Apparatus and methods for use in an image-guided interventional procedure are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a base configured to be releasably coupled to a patient's skin. A support portion extends from the base at an angle transverse to a longitudinal axis defined by the base. The... Agent:

20120190972 - Depth disambiguation of interventional instruments from a single x-ray projection image and its calibration: X-ray images are projective, meaning that the 3D geometry is flattened along projection lines going from the source to the detector. In particular procedures, such as mapping or ablation, the interventional instrument lies on the wall of the organ. Using a 3D segmentation of this organ registered to the x-ray,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120190969 - Implantable cardiac devices and methods: Embodiments relate to an implantable cardiac system, including a housing, electronic circuitry for controlling one or more of power management, processing unit, information memory and management circuit, sensing and simulation output. The system also includes diagnosis and treatment software for diagnosing health issues, diagnosing mechanical issues, determining therapy output and... Agent:

20120190973 - Method of confirming location of guide wire: A method of treating a constricted sinus passageway of a patient includes traversing the canine fossa region of the patient so as to form a passageway in the sinus cavity. An elongate member is inserted through the passageway, the elongate member having an inflation member such as a balloon disposed... Agent: Entellus Medical, Inc.

20120190971 - Navigation system for orthopaedic surgery: A navigation system for placing an implant in orthopaedic surgery is provided, comprising an orientation apparatus and a reference apparatus. The reference apparatus comprises an anchor for fixing the reference apparatus to a predetermined feature of the subjects body and an indicator for indicating at least one reference plane or... Agent: In Novation B.v.

20120190974 - Imaging apparatus for diagnosis and control method thereof: An imaging apparatus for diagnosis is connected with a probe including a transmitting and receiving unit transmitting a light transmitted from a light source continuously to the inside of a body cavity and concurrently, receiving a reflected light continuously from the inside of the body cavity, and generates a tomographic... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120190976 - Methods and devices for targeted injection of microspheres: A “Smart Micro-catheter” (SMC) system comprising a device for controlled particle release and drug delivery into a blood vessel, hepatic artery or any patho-physiological target is disclosed. Methods of using the micro-catheter system for optimal targeted delivery of therapeutic microspheres comprising using subject-specific computer simulations of particle-hemodynamics are further provided.... Agent:

20120190975 - Nanoparticles for use in tumor diagnosis and therapy: The present invention relates to diagnostic and therapeutic nanoparticles. More particularly, the present invention relates to creating a copper (Cu)-based nanoparticle and a method for making the same. The Cu-based nanoparticles can further be incorporated with additional therapeutic or diagnostic compounds and used for the diagnosis and treatment of tumors.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20120190977 - Classification of microwave scattering data: Example embodiments presented herein relate to solutions for analyzing and/or classifying microwave scattering data. The analyzing and/or classifying may be utilized for estimating an internal condition in an enclosed volume.... Agent: Medfield Diagnostics Ab

20120190979 - System for automatically amending energy field characteristics in the application of an energy field to a living organism for treatment of invasive agents: The Energy Field and Target Correlation System automatically correlates the characteristics of target particles and a living organism to compute the characteristics of an energy field that is applied to a living organism to activate the target particles which are bound to or consumed or taken up by invasive agents... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20120190978 - System for correlating energy field characteristics with target particle characteristics in the application of the energy field to a living organism for detection of invasive agents: The Energy Field and Target Correlation System automatically correlates the characteristics of target particles and a living organism to compute the characteristics of an energy field that is applied to a living organism to activate the target particles which are bound to or consumed or taken up by invasive agents... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20120190980 - Methods and devices for determining lumen occlusion: Embodiments of the present invention describe methods of determining the occlusion of body lumens and apparatuses for doing so. In one particular embodiment, the occlusion of the fallopian tubes by an intrafallopian contraceptive device may be confirmed by contrast enhanced ultrasonography (also known as stimulated acoustic emission hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography). In... Agent:

20120190981 - Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion: Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a system for autonomous intravenous insertion include a robot arm, one or more sensors pivotally attached to the robot arm for gathering information about potential insertion sites in a subject arm, a medical device pivotally attached... Agent: Veebot, LLC

20120190982 - Treatment device: A treatment device includes a probe to acquire an image of a target using ultrasonic waves, a needle guide provided along the probe, a needle movable along the needle guide, a measurement unit to sense a movement distance of the needle based on contact caused by movement of the needle,... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120190983 - Method for measuring at least one property of biological tissue: A method for measuring at least one property of biological tissue, including: positioning an ultrasonic transducer opposite the biological tissue to be measured; generating an ultrasonic signal within the biological tissue; acquiring at least one ultrasonic signal reflected by the biological tissue; determining at least one parameter of the biological... Agent: Echosens

20120190984 - Ultrasound system with opacity setting unit: There are provided an ultrasound system with an opacity setting unit capable of setting opacity corresponding to rendering of volume data throughout depth. In one embodiment, an ultrasound system comprises an opacity setting unit configured to receive input information for setting opacity corresponding to rendering of volume data throughout the... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120190985 - Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: There is provided an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus capable of reducing an unnecessary signal component in a reception signal. A plurality of sign bits arranged in the channel direction are extracted from a plurality of element reception signals. A binarization circuit applies binarization processing to the plurality of sign bits to... Agent: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

20120190986 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound probe comprises a transducer array composed of a plurality of arrayed subdice elements, a plurality of signal lines for connecting the transducer array to an apparatus body that controls transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves, and a channel forming/connecting section that selects a connection between the plurality of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120190987 - Treatment device: A treatment device includes a probe for acquiring an image of a target using ultrasonic waves, a needle guide provided in the probe, a needle movable along the needle guide, a measurement unit for sensing a movement distance of the needle in a noncontact fashion, and a controller for calculating... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120190988 - Probe with an adaptive bending section: When transesophageal echocardiography is used to obtain a transgastric short axis view of the left ventricle of the heart, the best place to position the transducer is in the fundus of the stomach, aimed up through the left ventricle. The probes disclosed herein facilitate placement of the transducer in the... Agent:

20120190989 - Distributed external and internal wireless sensor systems for characterization of surface and subsurface biomedical structure and condition: Systems and methods are disclosed that use wireless coupling of energy for operation of both external and internal devices, including external sensor arrays and implantable devices. The signals conveyed may be electronic, optical, acoustic, biomechanical, and others to provide in situ sensing and monitoring of internal anatomies and implants using... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120190990 - Probe, diagnosis device, and method for using the diagnosis device: A probe (4) is provided with at least a light projecting optical fiber (9) and a light receiving optical fiber (10) and is configured so that excitation light guided by the light projecting optical fiber is applied to the portion of a living organism which is to be observed and... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

20120190991 - System and method for detecting a clinically-significant pulmonary fluid accumulation using an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for detecting a clinically-significant pulmonary fluid accumulation within a patient using a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. Briefly, the device detects left atrial pressure (LAP) within the patient and tracks changes in the LAP values over time that are indicative of possible pulmonary fluid accumulation within... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120190992 - System and method for detection of pulmonary embolism: Systems and methods provide for ambulatorily sensing pulmonary artery pressure from within a patient, and producing a pulmonary artery pressure measurement from the sensed pulmonary artery pressure. Power is ambulatorily provided within the patient to facilitate sensing of the pulmonary artery pressure and producing of the pulmonary artery pressure measurement.... Agent:

20120190993 - Locating an indicator: A system to determine and illustrate a location of position element within a volume is disclosed. The position element can be used to determine the position of a portion of an instrument. The instrument can include one or both of a cannulated member and a lead member passed through the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120190994 - Apparatus and method for measuring biological signal with multiple unit measurers: A biological signal measuring apparatus is provided. The biological signal measuring apparatus includes a first unit measurer configured to measure a first biological signal of a subject based on an electrical characteristic difference between first electrodes contacting the skin of the subject, and a second unit measurer configured to measure... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120190995 - Systems and methods for non-invasively recording ecg in conscious ambulatory subjects: An apparatus for non-invasively measuring an electrocardiogram (ECG) in a conscious ambulatory subject includes an electrically conductive platform. The electrically conductive platform establishes an electrical connection with the subject at one of a position forward (e.g., rostral to) or a position rearward (e.g., caudal to) the heart. An additional electrical... Agent:

20120190996 - Sleep apnea syndrome testing apparatus, test method for sleep apnea syndrome and tangible recording medium recording program: A sleep apnea syndrome testing apparatus includes: an analyzing unit that analyzes every unit time a sound signal resulting from a subject during sleep; a determining unit that determines whether a unit time of the sound signal includes a breath sound or a characteristic sound produced when a patient with... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120190997 - Main stream gas analyzing device: A main stream gas analyzing device for measuring a concentration of a trace gas present in a gas stream and a method of measuring the concentration of the trace gas is disclosed. The main stream gas analyzing device includes a measuring chamber for receiving a gas flow, an infrared reflective... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.

20120190998 - Method and apparatus for detecting respiratory effort: Devices and systems provide methods for detecting respiratory related effort from movements associated with the head or face. In one embodiment, a strain signal is measured by one or more sensors. A processor may analyze the head strain signal to detect respiratory related effort. Detection of effort may serve as... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120190999 - Pediatric nebulizer: A nebulizer includes a body having an air channel section, medication reservoir and nebulizer outlet configured to be received within an oral cavity of a patient. A nebulizer suction member encloses the body and is configured as an infant pacifier. An air line extends through the air channel section and... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20120191000 - Electroencephalogram measurement system, electroencephalogram measurement method, and program thereof: An exemplary electroencephalogram measurement system includes: a frequency analysis section for, analyzing a frequency power of the electroencephalogram signal of a user with respect to each set of a reference electrode and a measurement electrode; an insufficient electrode determination section for, through comparison of the analyzed frequency power against a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120191001 - Combination non-invasive and invasive bioparameter measuring device: In a combination invasive and non-invasive bioparameter monitoring device an invasive component measures the bioparameter and transmits the reading to the non-invasive component. The non-invasive component generates a bioparametric reading upon insertion by the patient of a body part. A digital processor processes a series over time of digital color... Agent: Cnoga Ltd.

20120191003 - Flexible neural localization devices and methods: Described herein are bimanually controlled neural localization devices capable of determining if a nerve is nearby a region of the device. In general, the device may include at least two electrodes including an anode in electrical communication with a anodal conductor and a cathode in electrical communication with a cathodal... Agent:

20120191002 - Neural analysis system: s

20120191004 - Hearing testing probe apparatus with digital interface: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing probe apparatus. The hearing testing probe apparatus includes a probe tube detachably coupled at a first end to a probe body and extending through a center hole in an eartip to align proximate a face of the eartip at a second end. The probe... Agent: Etymotic Research, Inc.

20120191005 - Diagnostic and feedback control for efficacy and safety of laser application for tissue reshaping and regeneration: The efficacy and safety of laser medical treatments are ensured by performing a combination of measurement techniques to examine tissue properties in order to control characteristics of the laser treatments of cartilaginous tissues. In some aspects, methods of treatment are provided that are capable of taking and providing feedback relating... Agent:

20120191006 - Steerable medical device: A steerable medical device is used to controllably introduce a guidewire or other medical instrument into a body of a patient and direct placement of the guidewire or other medical instrument in the body of the patient. The steerable medical device can include an elongated member, a steering mechanism, and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120191007 - Automatic device for transcutaneous biopsy: A device for transcutaneous biopsy includes a casing consisting of a first half shell and a second half shell that are fixable to one another. Inside the casing there is defined a chamber into which slides a slide element to which a first cannula and a second cannula are connected.... Agent:

20120191008 - Multifunction aspiration biopsy device and methods of use: One embodiment of a multifunction aspiration biopsy device includes a hub having a chamber for receiving a collected specimen, a vacuum source in communication with the hub chamber, a needle detachable from the hub and having an outlet in communication with the hub chamber, and a cover extending over a... Agent:

20120191009 - Method and apparatus for in vivo surveillance 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.... Agent:

20120191010 - Peripheral blood sampling methods and devices: Methods and devices are provided for transporting fluid between a body and an external source. More particularly, the methods and devices provided can be used to transport blood from a body. In one exemplary embodiment, a system is provided for transporting fluid between a body and an external source. The... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

20120191011 - Lancing system and tape cassette for a lancing device: A lancing system comprising a lancing elements carrier tape carrying a plurality of lancing elements, a tape transport unit for moving the lancing elements consecutively into a usage position by transporting the lancing elements carrier tape, a lancing drive for causing a lancing element located in the usage position to... Agent:

20120191012 - Controllable stiffness guidewire: Controllable stiffness guidewires and methods of using such guidewires are disclosed. According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided a controllable stiffness guidewire that includes a substantially flexible core wire having a distal section and a proximal section. A plurality of beads may be slidably disposed between the distal section... Agent: Pavilion Medical Innovations

20120191015 - Coordinate instrument set: Surgical instruments for use in mapping tissue defects include telescoping rulers and tubes. One of the instruments has a pointed anchoring tip for piercing tissue near the site of the defect. Another instrument has a hook for catching an anatomical landmark. Measuring portions of the rulers of both instruments include... Agent: Depuy Products, Inc.

20120191014 - Method and system for measuring chest parameters, especially during cpr: This invention relates to a system for monitoring the position of a measuring unit when placed on a person, especially on the chest of a person, the system comprising a drive unit generating a magnetic field oscillating at a predetermined frequency adapted to be positioned on the opposite side of... Agent:

20120191013 - System to select condom using hand held electronic measuring device: A method for fitting a wearable covering for a body part comprises the steps of running a program on a portable terminal; determining with the portable terminal specific geometrical points regarding the body part; using the determined specific geometrical points to determine an approximate shape of the body part; comparing... Agent:

20120191016 - Gait based notification and control of portable devices: Method and system for gait controlled operations of a device including one or more gait sensors (22) for sensing a pattern of self-propelled movement of a person, which defines a gait. The gait controlled device (10) includes at least one data processor (40) configured for determining one or more first... Agent: Harris Corporation

20120191017 - Stumble detection systems and methods for powered artificial legs: A stumble detection system is disclosed for use with a powered artificial leg for identifying whether a stumble event has occurred. The stumble detection system includes an acceleration sensor for providing acceleration data indicative of the magnitude of acceleration of a person's foot, and a detector that determines whether a... Agent: Board Of Governors For Higher Education, State Of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations

  
07/19/2012 > 80 patent applications in 56 patent subcategories. category listing

20120184799 - Device and method for correcting obstructive sleep apnea: An orthotic obstructive sleep apnea treatment device is provided that includes a hyoid bone attachment element disposed to attach a ferric element to a hyoid bone, where the ferric element is disposed to face along a treatment vector from the hyoid bone, and the treatment vector is oriented relative to... Agent:

20120184800 - Regulation of matrix metalloproteinase (mmp) gene expression in tumor cells via the application of electric and/or electromagnetic fields: Methods and devices for the regulation of gene expression in tissue by applying an electric and/or electromagnetic field generated by specific and selective signals so as to treat diseases, conditions, and/or tissue. Gene expression is the up-regulation or down-regulation of the process whereby specific portions (genes) of the human genome... Agent:

20120184802 - Apparatus for stimulating local and higher homeostatic autoregulatory mechanisms in the organism: The invention relates to an apparatus for stimulating local and higher homeostatic autoregulatory mechanisms during the sleep phase and the rest or relaxation phase of the organism by means of a pulsed electromagnetic field. Said apparatus comprises a pulse generator, a control device, and a field generating device. The pulse... Agent: Peter Gleim

20120184801 - Nerve stimulation methods for averting imminent onset or episode of a disease: Transcutaneous electrical and magnetic nerve stimulation devices are disclosed, along with methods of averting imminent medical attacks using energy that is delivered noninvasively by the devices. In particular, the devices and methods involve handheld devices designed to stimulate the vagus nerve of a patient with a signal sufficient to minimize... Agent: Electrocore, LLC

20120184803 - Catheter device having a coupling device for a drive device: The invention relates to a catheter device, having a hollow catheter (1) in the catheter cavity (29) of which a moveable shaft (2) is guided, having a proximal coupling device, for detachable coupling of a drive device (11), the coupling device having a coupling cavity (7) which is open towards... Agent: Ecp Entwicklungsgesellschaft Mbh

20120184804 - Insertion system for inserting implantable electrode carrier: An insertion system for inserting an implantable electrode carrier includes an insertion instrument having a housing with a proximal end and a distal end, and a vibration generator coupled adjacent to the housing. The proximal end is configured to hold the implantable electrode carrier. The vibration generator is configured to... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20120184805 - Vaginal vault suspension device and method: An implantable medical device and a surgical instrument for using the device in a procedure for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse are disclosed. In one form of the device, one attachment part attaches to the anterior and posterior parts of the vaginal apex, and the other attachment part attaches... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20120184806 - Method treating erectile dysfunction via a penile implant with dilatant liquid: A method treating erectile dysfunction includes implanting a penile implant including a first bladder and a second bladder, the second bladder filled with a liquid having a rest viscosity. The method additionally includes increasing a pressure in the first bladder of the penile implant from a first pressure to a... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120184807 - Penile implant with dilatant liquid: A penile prosthetic assembly includes a penile implant containing a dilatant liquid and a reservoir connectable with the penile implant. Fluid transferred from the reservoir into the penile implant imposes a shear on the dilatant liquid to increase viscosity in the dilatant liquid and harden the penile implant... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120184809 - Devices and methods for tissue modification: Described herein are methods for achieving access to a compressed space in spinal anatomy. In some embodiments, a method for achieving access may include the steps of advancing a distal portion of a cannulated probe toward a neural foramen from a lateral side of the foramen, extending a first end... Agent:

20120184808 - Method and apparatus for delivery into the fetal trachea: An method and apparatus for using polymerizable hydrogels to cause tracheal obstruction (TO) for treatment of pulmonary hypoplasia disorders to improve lung development in-utero. Use of the compound can cause effective TO for the purposes of inducing lung growth.... Agent: Saint Louis University

20120184810 - Self-locking cannula: Cannula intended to traverse the conjunctiva and/or the sclera of the eye in order to enable the passage of at least one tool intended to have an action in the intraocular volume, such as a suction instrument, an instrument for cutting—for example at high speed—the vitreous gel contained in the... Agent:

20120184812 - Endoscope system: In an endoscope system having the function of capturing autofluorescence from a living body irradiated with excitation light and the function of capturing normal light observation images using white light as observation light, the normal light observation images are processed with a G fluorescence signal and an R fluorescence signal... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120184813 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system is provided which generates autofluorescence images on which a lesion area can be easily identified in the endoscopic diagnosis using the autofluorescence images. G fluorescence signals and R fluorescence signals obtained by capturing autofluorescence from the living body irradiated with excitation light are used to process the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120184814 - Endoscope system: An endoscope system according to the invention includes a display device including a first connector, plural apparatuses having different functions in which placing sections, on which the display device can be detachably set from a common direction, are respectively provided, and a second connector disposed in common in each of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120184811 - Endoscopic image pickup device with multiple illumination directions: An endoscopic image pickup device includes a tubing, an image pickup module consisting of a lens and an image sensor and installed in one end of the tubing, a first light source installed in the same end of the tubing relative to the image pickup module and having an illumination... Agent:

20120184815 - Guide assembly for endoscope: An endoscope includes a section of an elongated tube for imaging an object by entry in a body cavity. For use with this, a guide assembly includes a shaft sleeve for mounting on the elongated tube by reception thereof. A housing sleeve is supported around the shaft sleeve. Three endless... Agent:

20120184816 - Guide assembly for endoscope: An endoscope has an elongated tube for entry in a body cavity. A guide assembly includes a shaft sleeve for mounting on the elongated tube. A housing sleeve is supported around the shaft sleeve. Three endless belts are secured to the housing sleeve, for endlessly moving in an axial direction... Agent:

20120184817 - Insertion aid and endoscope apparatus: An insertion aid including a long guide portion arranged relatively movable in a longitudinal direction along an insertion portion of an endoscope to be inserted into a subject, the guide portion being able to undergo a state change between a first state where flexural rigidity is low, and a second... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120184818 - Endoscope: There is provided an endoscope that prevents occurrence of buckling of a flexible body built in an insertion part of the endoscope without damaging other built-in components, and is easy to manufacture without impairing the curving manipulability. The endoscope includes a curvable portion, and an elongated insertion part being inserted... Agent:

20120184819 - Endoscope: Improved optical devices and methods transmit optical images along elongate optical paths with relatively limited cross-sectional dimensions using an improved objective, relay, and ocular systems. At least one intermediate image is formed within an optical component. For example, a first intermediate image is formed within glass of the most proximal... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20120184820 - Endoscope with adjustable viewing angle: An endoscope with adjustable viewing angle includes a light conductor with a light inlet surface and a light outlet surface to transmit illuminating light from the light inlet surface to the light outlet surface of the light conductor. The light conductor can pivot with the light inlet surface and light... Agent:

20120184821 - Surgical access apparatus and method: A device comprises an access port adapted to permit access of at least one surgical instrument into a patient. The access port comprises a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion monolithically formed of a flexible material. At least one opening extends through the access port. The proximal... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20120184822 - Health care system, and apparatus and method for controlling health care: An apparatus for controlling health care in a health care system is provided. The apparatus for controlling health care in a health care system includes a communication unit configured to transmit and/or receive a sensed biological signal, a determination unit configured to determine whether the health care system comprises, in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120184823 - Integrated health and entertainment management system for smart handheld device: An integrated health and entertainment management system for a smart handheld device contains a game controlling unit, an external operating signal receiving module, a data analyzing module, a feedback signal generating module, an external apparatus controlling unit; and a controlling signal transmitting module. The system interfaces the smart handheld device... Agent: Cycling & Health Tech Industry R & D Center

20120184826 - Method and system for processing data from ambulatory physiological monitoring: This invention provides methods and systems for the analysis of data returned from monitoring multiple physiological parameters of a subject, especially from ambulatory multiple parameter monitoring. The methods and systems remove motion artifacts from signals and separate multiple components of single signals due to two or more physiological systems or... Agent: Adidas Ag

20120184825 - Method for detecting and analyzing sleep-related apnea, hypopnea, body movements, and snoring with non-contact device: A method for detecting sleep-related Apneas, Hypopneas, heart rate, body movements, and snoring events of a sleeping person. An online, adaptive detection system conditions and automatically analyzes physiological, movement-related and ambient acoustical signals to count valid snoring events, non-breathing events and calculates patient AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index). Patient respiration, snoring,... Agent:

20120184824 - Method for measuring the local stiffness index of the wall of a conducting artery, and corresponding equipment: Disclosed herein is a method for measuring the local stiffness index of the wall of a conducting artery carrying the blood of a patient. The method includes a step of measuring, at a single measurement point, the electric impedance variation of a volume of the blood flowing in a segment... Agent:

20120184827 - Miniature disease optical spectroscopy diagnostic system: A miniature medical spectrometer is provided, the spectrometer comprises: a room temperature, electrically excited, solid state two photon laser generating high intensity broad wavelength; a light projection optics, projecting said generated light on biological subject; a light collection optics, collecting reflected light from said biological subject; a wavelength selector spectrally... Agent:

20120184828 - Mri compatible and air-actuated olfactometer: An olfactometer is disclosed. Such an olfactometer may include a control unit, an odor box, and a nose piece in communication with the odor box. The control unit may include a reservoir, and a compressor for supplying pressurized air to the reservoir. The odor box may include at least one... Agent: Monell Chemical Senses Center

20120184829 - Apparatus for exercise therapy and diagnosis apparatus for lower extremity limb arterial occlusive disease: An exercise therapy device 1 includes a pulse wave sensors 16 for detecting a pulse wave of a lower limb of a patient when being fixed to the patient, a walking sensor 15 for detecting a walking distance that the patient has walked, and a target walking distance setting section... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20120184830 - Method and apparatus for noninvasively monitoring parameters of a region of interest in a human body: Apparatus and methods are provided for monitoring a parameter of a region of interest (ROI) within a first tissue type within a body. A control unit drives a measurement unit to provide an operating condition such that acoustic waves overlap with a region within the ROI that is illuminated by... Agent: Or-nim Medical Ltd.

20120184831 - Systems, devices and methods for monitoring hemodynamics: Systems, devices and methods for monitoring hemodynamics are described. The systems and methods generally involve directing light toward an area of the body and detecting the resulting scattered light. The scattered light is detected and an electrical signal representative of the scattered light intensity is generated from the detected light.... Agent: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.

20120184832 - Manual and automatic probe calibration: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an optical probe capable of communicating identification information to a patient monitor in addition to signals indicative of intensities of light after attenuation by body tissue. The identification information may indicate operating wavelengths of light sources, indicate a type of probe, such as, for... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20120184833 - Touch screen medical diagnostic device and methods: A capacitive touch screen device forms a capacitance between a body part of a user and a sensor layer. The sensor layer of the device includes capacitive sensors that allow a current to flow to the body part from the device when contact is made. The body part contacts the... Agent:

20120184834 - Sensor catheter having reduced cross-talk wiring arrangements: Improved wiring arrangements for sensor catheters are provided to reduce wire-to-wire cross-talk wherein wires connecting the sensor of the sensor catheter to a processing unit are divided into a plurality of wire bundles contained within respective sheaths, with the wires in wire bundle twisted together reduce electromagnetic signal interference among... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120184836 - Implantable electrode lead: An implantable electrode lead for transmitting electrical impulses to excitable bodily tissue and/or for transmitting electrical signals tapped at bodily tissue to a detection unit. The electrode lead including a distal electrode, a proximal electrode connector, and an electrode supply lead which connects the electrode, or each electrode, to the... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20120184835 - Sensor for in-vivo measurements: The invention relates to a sensor for in vivo measurements comprising a planar substrate, and a sensor shaft bearing several electrodes, and a sensor head for connecting the sensor, wherein the sensor head has metal surfaces as contact fields for contact making, which are connected to the electrodes by way... Agent:

20120184837 - Brain mapping probe: The invention relates to a probe for stimulation and recording of neural activity in the brain, the probe comprising an axially extending shaft. In one embodiment, at least one stimulation electrode partially encircles the shaft besides at a gap, wherein one or more recording electrodes are located in the gap.... Agent: Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.v.

20120184838 - Non-invasive deep muscle electromyography: A method and apparatus for conducting electromyography of a deep muscle non-invasively are provided. An array of suitable surface electromyography electrodes is arranged in one or more rings encircling a part of the human body in which a deep muscle being investigated is located. The potential of at least selected... Agent: University Of Cape Town

20120184839 - Two-part medical tracking marker: The invention relates to a medical tracking marker (12) for localizing or tracking an object (10) by means of a medical tracking system (30), said marker comprising a first part (1) which is to be fixed on the object (10), and a second part (2) which is to be connected... Agent:

20120184840 - Automated measurement of brain injury indices using brain ct images, injury data, and machine learning: A decision-support system and computer implemented method automatically measures tee midline shift in a patient's brain using Computed Tomography (CT) images. The decision-support system and computer implemented method applies machine learning methods to features extracted from multiple sources, including midline shift, blood amount, texture pattern and other injury data, to... Agent:

20120184842 - Method, an optical probe and a confocal microscopy system for inspecting a solid organ: A method to inspect a solid organ in a subject includes introducing a needle in a predetermined area of the solid organ, inserting an optical probe through a lumen of the needle, and imaging the predetermined area using the optical probe. An optical probe to inspect a solid organ in... Agent: Mauna Kea Technologies

20120184841 - Retrospective calculation of radiation dose and improved therapy planning: A combined magnetic resonance (MR) and radiation therapy system (10) includes a bore-type magnet (12) with a magnet radiation translucent region (16) which allows radiation beams to travel radially through the magnet and a split-type gradient coil (18) includes a gradient coil radiation translucent region (20) aligned to the magnet... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120184843 - Method and apparatus for brain perfusion magnetic resonance images: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for brain perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique with the removal of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pixels. This invention utilizes a CSF/brain-contrast-enhanced image, wherein the CSF/brain-contrast-enhanced image is defined as the signal difference between CSF and brain matter divided by a standard deviation... Agent:

20120184844 - Method for planning a surgical procedure: A method and system for identifying a portion of an image data is disclosed. The image data can include image data of an anatomy, such as a brain of a patient. The identified portion can be used for planning a procedure. The identified portions can include anatomical landmarks that can... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120184845 - Automated macular pathology diagnosis in threedimensional (3d) spectral domain optical coherence tomography (sd-oct) images: Systems and methods of analyzing an optical coherence tomography image of a retina are discussed. A 2-dimensional slice of the image can be aligned to produce an approximately horizontal image of the retina and an edge map based at least in part on the aligned slice. Also, at least one... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20120184846 - Imaging and visualization systems, instruments, and methods using optical coherence tomography: Imaging and visualization systems, instruments, and methods using optical coherence tomography (OCT) are disclosed. A method for OCT image capture includes determining a location of a feature of interest within an operative field. The method also includes determining a relative positioning between the feature of interest and an OCT scan... Agent: Duke University

20120184847 - Hemoglobin contrast in ultrasound and optical coherence tomography for diagnosing diseased tissue, cancers, and the like: A novel contrast mechanism for diagnosing diseased tissue using Ultrasound, Doppler Ultrasonography, Optical Coherence Tomography, or optical Doppler tomography coupled with an externally applied temporally oscillating high-strength magnetic field.... Agent: The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20120184848 - Pulse height analyzer and nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus provided with the same: With a pulse-height analyzer, a reference-pulse generator generates a reference pulse of a given pulse height for a given period of time when an analog radiation pulse inputted to a comparator is higher than an initial threshold. A capacitor and a resistor receive the reference pulse, and then increase an... Agent:

20120184849 - Method of operating ultrasound diagnosis apparatus for providing map of interest index and ultrasound diagnosis apparatus using the method: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus providing a map of an interest index. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: a calculating unit for calculating a mechanical index (MI) corresponding to a depth value in a direction in which ultrasound travels from an ultrasound output part of a transmission transducer; a visualization unit for... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120184850 - Imaging and directed phototherapy catheter: Disclosed are systems, methods and devices for imaging and phototherapy. In one embodiment, a catheter system includes a light emitter and an ultrasound imaging system coupled to the light emitter. The ultrasound imaging system transmits an image to a display device, and the light emitter emits light energy directed at... Agent:

20120184851 - Reference image display method for ultrasonography and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasonic image is captured by an ultrasonic probe. A reference image is obtained by extracting a tomographic image corresponding to the scan plane of the ultrasonic image from volume image data that is pre-obtained by a diagnostic imaging apparatus and that is stored in a volume-data storing unit. The... Agent:

20120184852 - Reference image display method for ultrasonography and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasonic image is captured by an ultrasonic probe. A reference image is obtained by extracting a tomographic image corresponding to the scan plane of the ultrasonic image from volume image data that is pre-obtained by a diagnostic imaging apparatus and that is stored in a volume-data storing unit. The... Agent:

20120184853 - System and method for characterizing tissue based upon split spectrum analysis of backscattered ultrasound: A system and method are disclosed that facilitate characterizing vascular plaque tissue based upon spectral analysis of intravascular ultrasound echo signal segments. In particular, split spectrum analysis of an integrated backscatter parameter introduces a spectral resolution component to parameterization of received intravascular ultrasound echo signal segments. The resulting parameter values... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120184855 - Method for ultrasound color doppler imaging: Methods for color Doppler imaging in an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed herein. Ultrasound radio frequency RF data is demodulated using a nested processing loop including an inner loop and an outer loop. A plurality of Wall filter coefficients are fetched from ultrasound imaging system memory in a single memory... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120184856 - System for ultrasound color doppler imaging: Systems for color Doppler imaging in an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed herein. An ultrasound imaging system includes color Doppler imaging circuitry. The color Doppler imaging circuitry is configured to estimate flow parameters. The imaging circuitry includes a radio frequency (“RF”) demodulator configured to produce in-phase and quadrature components of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120184854 - Ultrasonic vascular flow sensor with triangular sensor geometry: An ultrasonic blood flow sensor includes a plurality of adjacent triangular shaped transducer elements which transmit ultrasound waves into a blood vessel and receive reflected ultrasound waves from the blood flow in the vessel. Preferably the transducer elements are paired in pairs of transmit and receive elements. The elements are... Agent:

20120184857 - Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus comprises: a main unit; a laser source; a hand-held cabinet; a laser delivery optical system for irradiating the laser beam in a predetermined irradiation pattern onto tissues of the patient's eye, the laser delivery optical system including: a fiber unit connecting the hand-held cabinet to... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.

20120184858 - Beat alignment and selection for cardiac mapping: This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20120184859 - Systems and methods for corroborating impedance-based left atrial pressure (lap) estimates for use by an implantable medical device: Various techniques are provided for assessing the reliability of left atrial pressure (LAP) estimates made by an implantable medical device based on impedance values or related electrical values. In one example, various cardioelectric and cardiomechanical parameters are used to corroborate LAP estimation in circumstances where the LAP estimates deviate from... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120184860 - Pulse diagnosis instrument: The invention provides a device for sphygmus diagnosis, including a positioning component independently fixed around one's wrist, said positioning component has a visible positioning window. Said sphygmus diagnosis device also has a sensor component which is installed in the positioning component. After assembly the sensor probe of said sensor component... Agent:

20120184861 - Diagnostic classifications of pulse signal waveform data: Diagnostic classifications of pulse signal waveform data is provided. In one example, diagnosis or prediction of a disease may be performed by analyzing pulse signal waveform data, and comparing aspects of the pulse signal waveform data with a morphology pattern that has been found to indicate a subject is suffering... Agent: Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing

20120184862 - System and method for patient monitoring: A system and method for patient monitoring using an array of pressure sensors, and a computer readable data storage medium having stored thereon computer code means for instructing a computer to execute a method for monitoring a patient using an array of pressure sensors. The method comprising the steps of:... Agent: Agency For Science, Technology And Research

20120184863 - Electroanatomical mapping: This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20120184864 - Electroanatomical mapping: This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20120184865 - Electroanatomical mapping: This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20120184866 - Implantable medical device and method for multisite measurement of intracardiac impedance: The present invention generally relates to an implantable medical device and method for detecting and monitoring cardiac status of a patient using simultaneous multisite measurements of the intracardiac impedance and in particular to ischemia detection using the simultaneous multisite measurements. The device comprises an impedance measuring unit being connectable to... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20120184867 - Systems and methods for increased specificity in diagnostics: Specific embodiments provided herein relate to diagnosing, with improved specificity, occurrences of episodes relating to disorders that are known to affect T-wave morphology. One or more propensity metric is obtained, each of which is indicative of a patient's propensity for a specific disorder that is known to affect T-wave morphology.... Agent:

20120184868 - Apparatus and method of enhancing memory ability and parasympathetic activity: An apparatus and a method of enhancing at least one of memory ability and parasympathetic activity of a subject are provided. The apparatus includes a training element for increasing a mu rhythm of the subject, and the method includes a step of increasing the mu rhythm of the subject.... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20120184869 - Electroencephalogram signal processing method: An electroencephalogram signal processing method includes a recording step, a retrieving step, a removing step and a synthesizing step. The recording step retrieves EEG signal components of a testee via a plurality of electrodes, wherein the EEG signal components serve as an input signal. The retrieving step filters the input... Agent:

20120184870 - Neurofeedback training device and method thereof: A neurofeedback training device and a method thereof are provided. The neurofeedback training device includes a processor, a monitor and a mu rhythm training interface. The processor receives and processes a signal relevant to a mu rhythm. The monitor is electronically connected to the processor, and the mu rhythm training... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20120184871 - Exercise monitor and method for monitoring exercise: An exercise monitoring apparatus, system, and method are disclosed herein to reliably monitor an exercise using an inertial sensor and a electromyographic sensor. The sensed information may be used to determine a muscle fatigue associated with the exercised muscle and may reduce health risk factors associated with immoderate exercise. The... Agent:

20120184872 - Noninvasive thermometry monitoring system: A noninvasive thermometry monitoring system for determining a temperature of tissue to which hyperthermia treatment is administered is disclosed. The monitoring system may incorporate magnetic nanoparticles having known moments such that once exposed to an alternating magnetic field, the magnetic nanoparticles increase in temperature. Imaging systems can disclose the magnetic... Agent: University Of North Carolina At Greensboro

20120184874 - Methods and devices for removing tissue from a patient and placing a marker in the patient: The device is used to remove tissue from a patient and to also place a marker in the patient. The device has an opening through which tissue enters the device. The tissue, which enters the opening is cut and the tissue is removed. The device may be used a number... Agent:

20120184873 - Tissue sample flushing system for biopsy device: A self-contained hand-held biopsy device includes a hollow needle having a distal end portion with a circumferential cutting edge. A sample-receiving device is received in the hollow needle, and has a tapered distal tip and a cavity configured to receive a tissue sample. The sample-receiving device is configured to move... Agent: Bard Periphral Vascular, Inc.

20120184875 - Optimized lancet tape: A method for producing an analytical tape, in particular a lancet tape, is proposed. The analytical tape is designed for being used in an analytical testing device with at least a sample-taking function. In the method, at least one supporting tape is provided in a continuous process. A plurality of... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120184876 - Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue: A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves each of the members along a path out of a housing with a penetrating member exit, into... Agent:

20120184877 - Signal transmission through a medium: System using on- or in-body communication technologies such as body-sound communication (BSC) or body-coupled communication (BCC) to obtain information on the body composition of a patient (e.g. water content/hydration level on bone density/joint status). The system, in a preferred embodiment, comprises a transmitter, receiver and processor connected to the receiver.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120184878 - Intelligent device to monitor and remind patients with footwear, walking aids, braces, or orthotics: A system is provided for monitoring whether a user is wearing and/or using a tagged device such as prescribed footwear, a walking aid, a brace or other orthotics. The system may detect whether the user is using a tagged device and can, in some embodiments, alert the user or the... Agent:

  
07/12/2012 > 90 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. category listing

20120178984 - Bio-absorbable brachytherapy strands: Provided herein are bio-absorbable strands for use in brachytherapy. In an embodiment, a plurality of discrete hollow bio-absorbable segments spaced apart from one another and encapsulated using a bio-absorbable material to form an elongated member configured to be implantable in patient tissue using a hollow needle. Each hollow bio-absorbable segment... Agent: Biocompatibles Uk Limited

20120178983 - Orienting a brachytherapy applicator: A device for orienting a brachytherapy applicator implanted in a treatment cavity may include an elongated body defining an open channel adapted for slidably receiving at least a portion of a shaft or catheter body of a brachytherapy applicator. A manually engageable gripping element at an end of the elongated... Agent:

20120178985 - Percutaneous heart pump: A heart pump is provided that comprises an elongate catheter body, an impeller disposed at the distal end of the elongate catheter body, and one or more bearings positioned between the catheter body and the impeller. A fluid supply line for delivering infusant into the catheter is provided. A fluid... Agent:

20120178986 - Percutaneous heart pump: Disclosed herein are heart pumps that can include a catheter body and an impeller coupled with a distal end of the catheter body. The impeller can include a tip that is resealable or that includes a resealable member. The heart pump can also include a diffuser disposed between the distal... Agent:

20120178987 - Clean room discovery of environmental factors affecting children: s

20120178989 - Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies, including treatment of male incontinence, and female cystocele: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males,... Agent:

20120178988 - Pericardium reinforcing devices and methods for using them: A surgical device for reinforcing the pericardial sac surrounding the heart to assist in the treatment of congestive heart failure includes an enclosure having an interior and an exterior. The interior surface limits adhesions or accepts ingrowth with the myocardial tissue of the epicardium. The exterior surface is adapted to... Agent: The Foundry, LLC

20120178990 - Phallus retention apparatuses: A phallus retention apparatus for retaining a prosthetic phallus relative to a hand of a wearer with a sheath, a thumb aperture in the sheath, and a prosthetic phallus aperture either directly in the sheath or in a retention flap coupled to the sheath for receiving a shaft portion of... Agent: Body Designs West, Inc.

20120178991 - Camera, camera system, and methods of using the same: A camera and a camera system as well as methods of using the camera and the camera system. The camera is very preferably portable and hand-held and includes a wand or probe for insertion into a mouth or other body cavity for the purpose of obtaining an image of regions... Agent: Quicklook, Inc.

20120178992 - Endoscopic image processing apparatus and endoscope system: An endoscopic image processing apparatus includes an endoscope information reading section that reads endoscope information that is information relating to an endoscope from the endoscope, a synchronizing signal detecting section that is given an image pickup signal that includes a synchronizing signal outputted by an image pickup device provided in... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120178993 - Guide assembly and endoscope: A guide assembly for an endoscope has an elongated tube for entry in a body cavity. Plural endless belts move in an axial direction of the elongated tube in contact with a cavity wall of the body cavity, to propel the elongated tube. A driving device is engaged with a... Agent:

20120178994 - Apparatus and method for assisting in the delivery of medical instruments into body organs: An apparatus assists in the delivery of a medical instrument to within a body organ of a body wherein the body organ has an inner wall. The apparatus includes an inflatable structure arranged to attach to the medical instrument with a minimum profile when deflated to permit the medical instrument... Agent:

20120178995 - Method and apparatus for cleaning the field of view of an endoscopic lens: An endoscope lens protection apparatus may include a clear indexable film strip positioned over the endoscope lens having an underside surface and an opposite exposed surface, such that the underside surface is positioned to face the endoscope lens, and the incision side surface is exposed; wherein the indexable film is... Agent: Parametric Mechanisms, LLC

20120178998 - Auxiliary component for medical device having additional functionality: An auxiliary component that is used with a medical device is modified to provide for additional or enhanced functionality. In one specific embodiment, a sheath surrounds an intraoral electronic image sensor, and is provided with signal conductors integrated therein. Electrical communication is provided between the sensor and the sheath, such... Agent: Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

20120178996 - System and method for viewing oropharyngeal area: The present invention generally provides a system and method for viewing the oropharyngeal and laryngeal area utilizing a laryngoscope capable of being connected to a monitor and power source, said laryngoscope being comprised of a handle, an arm, a camera, a light, and a disposable sheath, wherein the sheath is... Agent:

20120178997 - System and method of insertion into an oropharyngeal area: In accordance with the present design there is provided a method utilizing a novel laryngoscope design that inserts a bougie along a canal on one side of a sheath; the sheath being further comprised of a canal capable of being threaded with a bougie, providing a method of access for... Agent:

20120178999 - Laryngoscope: A laryngoscope is provided with which an operator can directly observe the trachea inlet portion of a patient easily by safely and surely lifting the epiglottis of the patient with a proximal end portion of a laryngoscope blade which is inserted in the mouth of the patient. The blade is... Agent: National University Corporation Okayama University

20120179000 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent:

20120179001 - Access sealing apparatus and method: A surgical access device includes a seal housing and a roller disposed in the housing and defining a working channel. The roller may be stationary or movable within the seal housing to form both a zero seal in the absence of an instrument, and an instrument seal in the presence... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20120179002 - Aggregating patient adherence scores: Behavior predication scores of patients can be aggregated for a physician, a group of physicians, or a health care plan. In some embodiments, social health network data can be obtained for a social health network of health care professionals, the social network data including relationships between the health care professionals;... Agent: Medimpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.

20120179003 - Therapeutic treatment systems and processes for stress-related disorders: A process and automated computer process implemented system are provided to transform therapy and intercranial processes as an aid in therapeutically treating incidents of stress-related disorders such as PTSD or other aspects. Effects may be indicated and assessed by determining a level of concentrated emotional presentness and/or a level of... Agent: Faber Group Synergy, LLC

20120179004 - Medical monitoring network: A network for monitoring bodily functions of a patient is disclosed. The network comprises at least two distinct network nodes that can be connected to a body of the patient. At least two of the network nodes can have at least one medical function, such as, for example, a diagnostic... Agent:

20120179006 - Non-invasive intravascular volume index monitor: A non-invasive electronic patient monitor tracks one or more physiological parameters of a patient, such as intravascular volume index (IVI), extravascular volume index (EVI), total hemoglobin (SpHb), impedance, and/or weight. The patient monitor determines if one or more of the physiological parameters are within a predetermined range. The patient monitor... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20120179005 - Non-invasive method for measuring changes in body position and respiration: A method and system of simultaneously monitoring body position and respiration of a subject are provided. The end-expiratory value of an axial dimension of a distance Xi between a first location and a second location is monitored for the subject orientation, and is then assigned a body position for the... Agent:

20120179007 - System and method for closed-loop patient-adaptive hemodynamic management: A system and method for patient-adaptive hemodynamic management is described. One embodiment includes a system for hemodynamic management including transfusion, volume resuscitation with intravenous fluids, and medications, utilizing monitored hemodynamic parameters including the described dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness, and including an intelligent algorithm capable of adaptation of the function... Agent:

20120179009 - Tube for inspecting internal organs of a body: An inspection tube (20) for use in the medical practice, in which sensors, such as a miniature electronic camera, are incorporated in the distal face of the tube. The sensors receive energy supplied via conduits (24, 26, 28) running along the length of the tube, preferably embedded within the wall.... Agent:

20120179008 - Vigilance monitoring system: The present invention pertains to a system and method of monitoring the alertness or wakefulness of a driver. The monitored parameters include cardiac, respiratory and movement parameters. Sensors are located in various locations of the driver side section to detect the vigilance of a driver. These sensors include pressure sensors... Agent: Compumedics Limited

20120179010 - Determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using tissue fluorescence of various sites: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue. An illumination system communicates light at a plurality of broadband ranges to an optical probe, which can comprise a flexible probe. Light homogenizers and mode scramblers can be employed in some embodiments. The optical... Agent:

20120179012 - Data analytics system: The invention includes a system and processes to gather and analyze data to monitor, track, and provide care. The major subsystems of the invention include the Medical Digital Assistant (“MDA”), Server, Monitoring Devices, Dispensing Devices, Server, Dashboard, and Application Software. The invention includes the method for conducting data acquisition, monitoring,... Agent:

20120179011 - Optical sensors for use in vital sign monitoring: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in... Agent:

20120179013 - Endoscope system and processor apparatus thereof, and image generating method: An image of a target portion is captured while first light beams are applied thereto. Thereby, a first image signal is obtained. The first light beams are in a wavelength range in which an absorption coefficient varies in accordance with a change in oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in blood. An... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120179014 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices include unique architectural arrangement in... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120179017 - Blood glucose meter and blood glucose level measurement method: An internal temperature sensor for measuring internal temperature of a case of the blood glucose meter is arranged inside the case of the blood glucose meter, and an external temperature sensor configured by components with low heat capacity and adapted for measuring external temperature is arranged at a position separated... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120179016 - Injection device with puncture function, method for controlling injection device with puncture function, chemical solution administration device, and method for controlling chemical solution administration device: An injection device with a puncture function includes, in a single casing, a cylindrical cartridge in which insulin is enclosed, a cartridge holder to which the cartridge is inserted, a needle inserted at a front end of the cartridge, a reciprocation unit for reciprocating the cartridge toward the needle, and... Agent:

20120179015 - Telemetered characteristic monitor system and method of using the same: A telemetered characteristic monitor system includes a remotely located data receiving device, a sensor for producing signal indicative of a characteristic of a user, and a transmitter device. The transmitter device includes a housing, a sensor connector, a processor, and a transmitter. The transmitter receives the signals from the sensor... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120179018 - Impedance spectroscopy system and catheter for ischemic mucosal damage monitoring in hollow viscous organs: Methods of using the device for conducting business transactions are also included. An impedance spectroscopy system for monitoring ischemic mucosal damage in hollow viscous organs comprises a sensor catheter and an impedance spectrometer for electrically driving the catheter to obtain a complex tissue impedance spectrum. Once the catheter is in... Agent:

20120179019 - Electrode system with rigid-flex circuit: An electrode system comprises a flexible circuit substrate and a plurality of electrode modules. The flexible circuit substrate comprises a flexible material and traces supported by the flexible material. The flexible circuit substrate extends through at least two of the electrode modules such that the electrode modules encompass portions of... Agent: Neuronetrix Solutions, LLC

20120179020 - Patient monitoring device: A patient monitoring device to be worn on a limb of a patient. Some embodiments of the patient monitoring device include at least one sensor assembly configured to detect a measurement indicating a distance around the patient's limb and a communications subassembly configured to transmit the measurement to at least... Agent:

20120179022 - Bioinformation acquisition apparatus: The present invention provides a bioinformation acquisition apparatus in which when light is radiated to a test object, a flux of light emitted outside from the test object through diffusion effect in the object is reused, improving use efficiency of the radiated light. The apparatus having a light source for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120179021 - Spect image reconstruction methods and systems: Image reconstruction techniques for a medical imaging system are provided that include receiving pixel data from a gamma camera of an imaging system, and calculating a subsequent voxel value from the pixel data by subtracting an expected pixel value from a measured pixel value of the pixel data to produce... Agent: General Electric Company

20120179023 - Mr imaging using multi-channel rf excitation: The invention relates to a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising an array of two or more RF antennas (9) for transmitting RF pulses to and receiving MR signals from a body (7) of a patient positioned in an examination volume (2), the RF antennas (9) having spatial transmit and receive... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120179024 - Rf power transmitter: A RF power transmitter (100) includes an RF synthesizer (104) that generates an analog RF signal based on a digital description of the desired RF waveform and digital feedback signals and a power module (116) that amplifies the analog RF signal and provides the amplified analog RF signal (122) to... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20120179025 - Ct and mri synchronous detection positioning needle: Disclosed is a CT and MRI synchronous detection positioning needle. The needle comprises a silicone tube which is internally provided with a guide needle; the two sides of the guide needle are provided with hollow cavities; each hollow cavity is internally provided with membranes dividing the hollow cavity into a... Agent: Shan Dong University

20120179026 - Method for registering a physical space to image space: A method and apparatus for registering physical space to image space is disclosed. The system allows for determining fiducial markers as pixels or voxels in image data. The system can correlate and register the determined fiducial points with fiducial markers in physical space.... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

20120179027 - Fiduciary markers and method of use thereof: The invention provides devices and methods used to locate target areas within a patient for repeat therapeutic treatments. In the invention, fiduciary markers made of metal or metal alloys are placed within a patient near or at a target site as reference coordinates for particular body locations on the patient.... Agent: Best Medical International, Inc

20120179028 - System and method for determining blood-brain barrier permeability to water: A method is provided for measuring a permeability of a subject's blood-brain barrier to water. The method includes acquiring, with an magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system, a first T1 map of the subject over at least a selected region-of-interest (“ROI”) including a brain of the subject and waiting a delay... Agent:

20120179029 - Probes, methods of making probes, and methods of use: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for probes, methods of using the probe, methods of making the probe, method of imaging a condition (e.g., pre-cancerous tissue, cancer, or a tumor), methods of planning resection of a brain tumor, methods of imaging a brain tumor, and the like.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20120179030 - Devices and methods for fluorescent inspection and/or removal of material in a sample: An apparatus is provided that includes a light-emitting component, a light-detecting component, a lock-in amplifier, a frequency generator that is operatively linked to the lock-in amplifier and the light-emitting component, a speaker capable of emitting an audio signal wherein the output audio signal varies depending on the detected fluorescence in... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation

20120179031 - Methods and systems for prolonged localization of drug delivery: An effective method for prolonging localization of therapeutics within the rat gastrointestinal tract of at least about 12 hours is provided. The method includes localization of therapeutic agents that are nanoparticulated or nanoencapsulated. Attractive forces between an orally administered magnetic dose and an external magnet were monitored and internal dose... Agent: Brown University

20120179032 - Remote catheter system with steerable catheter: A catheter procedure system including a user interface for receiving at least a first user input and a second user input and a guide catheter is provided. The catheter procedure system also includes a guide catheter actuating mechanism coupled to the guide catheter and a Y-connector. The guide catheter actuating... Agent: Corindus Inc.

20120179033 - Angiography catheter: Embolic protection devices and methods for capturing embolic debris. An embolic protection device includes a pigtail catheter having a lumen for housing a guidewire. The distal portion of the catheter has one or more apertures in fluid communication with the lumen and one or more radiopaque markers on the distal-most... Agent:

20120179034 - Nuclear imaging scanner with event position-identifying accelerometers: Methods, systems, and computer-readable mediums are provided that determine the angular orientation of detectors and detector electronic assemblies (“DEAs”). In various embodiments, the orientation of detectors/DEAs (in the ring) is determined with respect to other detectors/DEAs in the ring, the orientation of the detectors/DEAs with respect to a patient bed,... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20120179036 - Imaging-guided joint injection system: Systems for injecting fluids and/or other materials into a targeted anatomical location, in particular, an intra-articular space, include a handpiece assembly having a proximal end and a distal end, a needle extending from the distal end of the handpiece assembly, a fluid delivery module comprising a cassette and a fluid... Agent: Carticept Medical, Inc.

20120179035 - Medical device with motion sensing: In one embodiment, a medical system includes an emitter or a detector configured to interface with a patient and integrated with a housing of a handheld medical instrument, a motion detection device integrated with the housing and configured to detect motion of the handheld medical instrument and convert the motion... Agent: General Electric Company

20120179041 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus has acoustic transducers; and an image processing unit which calculates intensity of acoustic waves irradiated from regions inside a subject respectively by processing received signals, which are output from the acoustic transducers, by a Fourier-domain method. The image processing unit includes: a coefficient memory which stores... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120179039 - Methods and apparatus for producing video records of use of medical ultrasound imaging systems: Methods and apparatus for producing a video record of a use of a medical ultrasound system are provided. An ultrasound image video signal and a synthetic display element signal produced by an ultrasound system are encoded as at least one data stream. The at least one data stream is stored... Agent:

20120179040 - Reference image display method for ultrasonography and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasonic image is captured by an ultrasonic probe. A reference image is obtained by extracting a tomographic image corresponding to the scan plane of the ultrasonic image from volume image data that is pre-obtained by a diagnostic imaging apparatus and that is stored in a volume-data storing unit. The... Agent:

20120179042 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device, and method for measuring initma-media complex thickness: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention includes: an ultrasonic signal processing section, which performs transmission processing for transmitting an ultrasonic wave toward a subject's blood vessel by driving a probe and reception processing for generating a received signal based on the ultrasonic wave reflected from the subject's... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120179038 - Ultrasound based freehand invasive device positioning system and method: In one embodiment, an interventional guidance method includes generating an ultrasound image of a subject anatomy of interest. The method also includes superimposing on the ultrasound image a visual indication of at least one of projection of a position of an interventional device, trajectory of the interventional device, and a... Agent: General Electric Company

20120179037 - Wireless ultrasound imaging system and method for wireless communication in an ultrasound imaging system: A wireless ultrasound imaging system includes plural probes, at least one access point device, and a processing subsystem. Each of the probes has at least one transducer element that is configured to emit ultrasound pulses into one or more imaged bodies and receive echoes of the pulses. The probes are... Agent: General Electric Company

20120179043 - Subject diagnosis system, medical image system for providing diagnosis image of subject, and method of displaying diagnosis image of subject: A diagnosis system, a medical image system, and a method of displaying a diagnosis image are provided. The diagnosis system includes a probe including a plurality of sub-arrays, each of the sub-arrays including at least one line of array transducers, the array transducers being configured to transmit and receive signals... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120179044 - Ultrasound 3d imaging system: The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system in which the scan head includes a beamformer circuit that performs far field subarray beamforming or includes a sparse array selecting circuit that actuates selected elements. When using a hierarchical two-stage or three-stage beamforming system, three dimensional ultrasound images can be... Agent:

20120179046 - Abdominal sonar system and apparatus: An abdominal sonar includes an ultrasound transducer array with a plurality of ultrasound transducers. The abdominal sonar further includes at least one additional ultrasound transducer. A digital signal processor is communicatively connected to the plurality of ultrasound transducers and the at least one additional ultrasound transducer. The digital signal processor... Agent: General Electric Company

20120179045 - Fetal scalp doppler device and system: A fetal pulse monitor includes an ultrasound crystal. An ultrasound controller is electrically connected to the ultrasound crystal and operates the ultrasound crystal to produce ultrasound signals and receive reflected ultrasound signals. A wireless transmitter is electrically connected to the ultrasound controller. A biocompatible housing at least partially surrounds the... Agent: General Electrical Company

20120179047 - Method and apparatus for automatic optimization of doppler imaging parameters: A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatic optimization of Doppler imaging parameters. The method includes obtaining and storing at least two characteristic spectral lines at a predetermined pulse repetition frequency. The method further includes optimizing at least one of the Doppler imaging parameters based on the stored at least... Agent: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120179048 - Diagnostic devices using thermal noise: Provided among other things is a thermal noise imaging device comprising: (a) a source of thermal noise; (b) an amplifier for amplifying the thermal noise; (c) one or more antennas adapted to transmit the amplified thermal noise to a perfused body and receive perfused body noise, which is the amplified... Agent: Mmtc, Inc.

20120179049 - Method of detecting body temperature: A body temperature detector includes a body having a viewing end, a retaining end, and a disposable cap. The retaining end includes an inward protrusion that expands over a wider portion of an end of the detector and contracts after the retaining end has passed over the wider portion to... Agent:

20120179050 - Endoscope diagnosis system: An endoscopic diagnosis system includes a white light source, a narrowband light source for emitting narrowband light having a given wavelength range of blue light, an image sensor receiving reflected light of white light and the narrowband light emitted with a given emission ratio to illuminate a subject from the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120179051 - Apparatus and computer program for determining a patient's volemic status represented by cardiopulmonary blood volume: An apparatus for determining a patient's volemic status can make use of a physiological heart-lung interaction during spontaneous breathing or mechanical ventilation. Further, a computer program for determining the patient's volemic status has instructions for carrying out the steps of generating data of a physiological heart-lung interaction during spontaneous breathing... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Iprm Ag

20120179053 - Apparatus for measuring a propagation velocity of a blood pressure wave: An apparatus for measuring the propagation velocity of a pressure wave comprises a first sensor of cutaneous vibration to measure a vibration generated in a first application point, creating a corresponding first signal, and a second sensor of cutaneous vibrations to measure a local cutaneous vibration generated in second point... Agent: Cnr-dipartimento Di Medicina

20120179052 - Biodegradable fluid delivery device: An assembly for a fluid transfer system includes: a connector having a proximal end and an opposite distal end connected by an inner passage; and a container having an internal fluid reservoir. The connector is coupled to the internal fluid reservoir of the container to form a series fluid connection... Agent: Colder Products Company

20120179054 - Perivascular leak repair system: The perivascular leak repair system, and method of using the same, of the present invention provides a sealant reservoir with a repair catheter operably attached; a flow control device disposed between the sealant reservoir and the repair catheter, and the flow control device responsive to a flow control signal; a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120179056 - Apparatus and method for detection of lead failure in an implantable medical device: A method for automatic threshold control and detection of lead failure in an implanted medical device obtains three sensing vectors for measurement of an electrocardiogram signal. A dynamic error signal is determined from the vectors, and may be used to set a detection threshold for insufficient ECG signals, and/or to... Agent:

20120179055 - Method and device for early detection of heart attack: A device and method for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection is disclosed herein. The device and method analyze and characterize cardiac electrophysiological signals which help in the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in advance of a heart attack.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20120179057 - Blending cardiac rhythm detection processes: Systems and methods are described for classifying a cardiac rhythm. A cardiac rhythm is classified using a classification process that includes a plurality of cardiac rhythm discriminators. Each rhythm discriminator provides an independent classification of the cardiac rhythm. The classification process is modified if the modification is likely to produce... Agent:

20120179059 - Analyzing electrocardiogram signals: A system, method, and memory medium for operating on an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. A multiscale short-time Fourier transform (STFT) is perform on a set of ECG samples {s(n)} to obtain a transform array. For each sufficiently energetic peak in the transform array, a refined window width value and a refined... Agent:

20120179060 - Ecg signal acquisition device: An ECG data acquisition device is provided, including a main housing, at least two electrodes, an ECG signal acquisition circuitry having a processor and a memory for storing acquired data, a connector for communication, and a movable housing, covering the connector and having at least an electrode mounted thereon, wherein... Agent:

20120179058 - Implantable medical device diagnostic data acquisition and storage: Physiological data is generated from signals received from one or more leads associated with the IMD. The physiological data is sampled to generate a plurality of data samples. A predictive encoding algorithm is applied to the plurality of data samples to generate a plurality of encoded data samples each corresponding... Agent:

20120179061 - Detection of sleep condition: Automated devices provide methodologies for determining sleep conditions, which may be in conjunction with treatment of sleep disordered breathing by a pressure treatment apparatus such as a continuous positive airway pressure device. Based on a measure of respiratory airflow, respiratory characteristics are extracted to detect arousal conditions, sleep stability, sleep... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120179062 - Electrode applicator: An applicator for applying an electrode to a patient, and a system for recording of the electroencephalographic potential, the evoked potential, and the ground and reference potentials in electroenceophalographic and evoked potential measurements, is disclosed herein. The applicator includes a main body and a plunger unit.... Agent: Persyst Development Corporation

20120179063 - Systems, devices and methods for assessment of body cavity pressures: Systems, devices and methods that can be used to obtain objective pressure measurements in a body cavity using one or more monitoring bladders mounted on a catheter. The monitoring bladders may be adapted to connect or be connected to a system capable of providing objective pressure measurements indicative of the... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20120179064 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument (10) for removing a sample (50, 82) from a body of tissue (80) comprises a support structure (30) and a knife (32) arranged to cut into the body of tissue (80). The knife (32) has at least a first blade (36a), a second blade (36b) and a... Agent: Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Nhs Trust

20120179065 - Adjustable sample size tissue sampling device: Among other things, there is disclosed a biopsy needle capable of taking samples of varying size. In particular embodiments, a user selects one of a plurality of sample-size settings, which sets the needle to a particular cannula throw-length by moving an internal wall against which a spring engages. For a... Agent:

20120179066 - Sleeping quality monitor system and a method for monitoring a physiological signal: A method for monitoring a physiological signal monitors the sleeping quality of a person under sleep test with long hours in daily life at home. The system comprises a distributed data server, at least one physiological signal sensor, and at least one computer. The sensor is wired or wirelessly connected... Agent: Yuan Ze University

20120179069 - Device and method of spacer and trial design during joint arthroplasty: A spacer block for gathering data to be used in the balancing of the joint arthroplasty or repair and in the selection of a trial insert which includes a first body piece and a second body piece. A plurality of sensors and a processor are positioned between the first body... Agent: Ortho Sensing Technologies, L.L.C.

20120179068 - Medical apparatus system having optical fiber load sensing capability: An apparatus and method for diagnosis or treatment of a vessel or organ. The apparatus includes a deformable body such as a catheter having a tissue ablation end effector and an irrigation channel in fluid communication therewith. At least two sensors are disposed within a distal extremity of the deformable... Agent: Endosense Sa

20120179067 - System and method for patient monitoring: Systems and methods of monitoring a patient. Exemplary methods include receiving sensor data associated with the patient from a plurality of sensors of a patient monitoring device and determining whether the sensor data satisfies one or more trigger conditions. For each of the trigger conditions satisfied, one or more messages... Agent:

20120179070 - Spinal probe with tactile force feedback and pedicle breach prediction: A spinal probe comprises a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle and a force sensor to detect forces applied to a tip of the shaft. A controller that executes a predictive algorithm to predict whether or not the tip of the shaft is going to breach a cortex of... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20120179071 - Associating therapy adjustments with posture states using a stability timer: The disclosure describes techniques for associating therapy adjustments with posture states using a timer. The techniques may include detecting a patient adjustment to electrical stimulation therapy delivered to the patient, sensing a posture state of the patient, and associating the detected adjustment with the sensed posture state if the sensed... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120179072 - Surgical device: A surgical device for the treatment of biological tissue has a surgical instrument with at least one HF electrode and an HF surgical unit with an HF generator for generating an HF voltage and supplying an HF current to the HF electrode, and a control device for open-loop or closed-loop... Agent:

  
07/05/2012 > 115 patent applications in 67 patent subcategories. category listing

20120172650 - Use of somatostatin or an analogue thereof in combination with external radiation therapy: Use of somatostatin or analogues thereof to enhance the effects of radiation on cellular proliferation and apoptosis, particularly use of somatostatin combined with externally applied radiation to treat neuroendocrine tumors and/or acromegaly.... Agent:

20120172651 - Apparatus and method for providing a double balloon breast brachytherapy device: According to one general aspect, there is an double-balloon breast brachytherapy catheter comprising, an outer-balloon that is filled with a liquid substance or air via an out-balloon-filler; an inner-balloon that is filled with a liquid substance or air via an inner-balloon-filler, wherein the inner-balloon is inserted inside the outer-balloon; a... Agent: Best Medical International, Inc

20120172652 - Method and system for reversible chemical modulation of neural activity: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120172653 - Thermally assisted pulsed electro-magnetic field stimulation device and method for treatment of osteoarthritis: A method, apparatus and a system for thermally-assisted pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation for treatment of osteoarthritis are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a multi-coil applicator adapted for positioning near or around of the treated joint, a pulse generator functionally coupled to the applicator, a power supply, and a... Agent: Minnesota Medical Physics LLC

20120172657 - Heart assist system: A supplemental blood flow system for assisting with blood circulation in a patient. The system includes a supplemental blood flow device implantable in the patient and a controller for directing electrical power to the supplemental blood flow device and controlling the flow rate of blood through the device. The controller... Agent: Circulite, Inc.

20120172655 - Impeller housing for percutaneous heart pump: Disclosed herein are heart pumps that include a catheter assembly and that can be applied percutaneously. Some embodiments include a locking device that prevents components of the catheter assembly from being separated when in use. The catheter assembly can include an expandable tip. In some embodiments, the catheter assembly includes... Agent:

20120172656 - Percutaneous heart pump: A heart pump and a catheter assembly therefor are provided that include a flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, the catheter body having a plurality of lumens therethrough. The catheter body can be sufficiently flexible to extend from a peripheral access to a patient's heart.... Agent:

20120172654 - Ventricular assist device: A ventricular assist device includes an intravascular blood pump and a collapsible frame. The collapsible frame receives the blood pump therein and is movable between a collapsed state and an expanded state. The collapsible frame engages an interior wall of a body cavity when in the expanded state and is... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120172659 - Magnetic attachment system for implantable device: A magnet arrangement is described for use with hearing implant systems. An external device for use with an implant system has an external device housing that contains external elements of a hearing implant system. A cylindrical external magnet arrangement within the housing has multiple magnetic sections lying in a common... Agent: Vibrant Med-el Hearing Technology Gmbh

20120172658 - Medical implant system: An implant including a bone fixture configured to anchor to bone of a recipient, and a structural component configured to be connected to the bone fixture and connect a functional component of the implant to the bone fixture, wherein at least one of the bone fixture or the structural component... Agent:

20120172660 - Catheter, in particular for implanting an embryo in the uterine cavity of a human being or animal, and corresponding instrument: This catheter (34) comprises a tubular catheter body (38) defining a longitudinal channel (52), the distal end (48) of the catheter body (38) being closed, and the channel (52) opening out through a single side orifice (50) onto an external surface (44) of a side wall (42) of the catheter... Agent: Assistance Publique - Hopitaux De Paris

20120172661 - Artificial intelligence and methods of use: The invention relates to a device for a unique surrogate experience utilizing artificial intelligence and polymeric materials which enable surrogate exchange and/or interaction with the biology of the user. Medical utility and benefits are also discussed.... Agent:

20120172662 - Snare with retractable engaging members: A snare for retrieving foreign objects within the body of a patient including a hollow elongate tubular member comprising an inner surface and an outer surface and a lumen defined by the inner surface, a proximal end and a distal end, the hollow elongate tubular member forms a loop at... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120172663 - Endoscopic instrument system: An endoscopic instrument system for performing endoscopic interventions via a natural access path, including a flexible endoscope with an endoscope handle and an elongate endoscope shaft introducible into a hollow space in a body, wherein the endoscope shaft includes a steerable end section and at least one instrument channel, and... Agent:

20120172664 - Multi-lumen tracheal tube with visualization device: The present disclosure describes systems and methods that utilize a multi-lumen tube with an integral visualization apparatus, such as a camera. The multi-lumen tracheal tube system may include a camera apparatus that is positioned to facilitate left or right bronchial intubation. In addition, the camera apparatus may be a unitary... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120172665 - Assembly with imaging electronics: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120172666 - Endoscope apparatus, actuators, and methods therefor: There is disclosed a MicroFlex Scope (MFS). The MFS is a dexterous endoscope providing access, direct visualization, tissue sampling, and treatment, of body lumens. In one embodiment, the distal end of the MFS is an ultra-flexible tip that comprises a plurality of thin, curved shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator elements... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20120172667 - Endoscope tube and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope tube includes: a first area having a three or more layer structure with an element wire layer between resin layers provided to the rigid part of an operation portion; and a second area being provided from a distal end face of the rigid part of the operation portion... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120172668 - Adjustable cannula systems and devices: Various adjustable cannula systems are provided. The systems can include an adjustable cannula capable of expansion and/or contraction having an elongate body with a distal end and a proximal end. The adjustable cannula can be coupled to an upper housing and a lower housing such that rotation of the upper... Agent: Doheny Eye Institute

20120172669 - Retractor component system and method comprising same: A blade assembly has a blade body and a blade body surround. A retractor attachment structure is attached to the blade body at the first end portion thereof extending from an exterior surface thereof. The retractor attachment structure is configured for having one of the blade body mounting structures of... Agent:

20120172670 - Minimal incision maximal access mis spine instrumentation and method: A surgical access device includes a frame defining an aperture, first and second support members mounted on the frame, and first and second retractor blades releasably coupled with the first and second support members, respectively. The first and second retractor blades each include a distal portion defining a recess having... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20120172675 - Integrated system and method for special needs management: The disclosure describes a method includes creating a special needs management tool on a computer based medium for a special needs assessment for a special needs individual using a special needs assessment format. In addition, the method includes recording the special needs assessment using the special needs management tool. The... Agent: Alphavista Services Inc

20120172671 - System and method for dynamic data management in a wireless network: A node is configured for wireless communication with an access point according to a differentiated services control parameter. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of the differentiated services control parameter setting corresponding to the node. The controller is further configured to receive data, assign a priority... Agent: General Electric Company

20120172672 - System and method for dynamic data management in a wireless network: A node is configured for transmitting a data packet over a wireless network. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of a payload in the data packet. The controller is further configured to receive data to be transmitted over the wireless network, to determine a signal quality... Agent: General Electric Company

20120172673 - System and method for dynamic data management in a wireless network: A node is configured for transmitting a data packet over a wireless network according to a differentiated services control parameter. The node includes a controller configured to provide individualized control of the differentiated services code parameter and also to provide individualized control over a payload in the data packet. The... Agent: General Electric Company

20120172674 - Systems and methods for clinical decision support: Systems and methods for providing clinical decision support are provided. It is determined whether a health attribute qualifies for a condition for which a care provider is to be notified. When the health attributes qualifies for such a condition, a patient indication is provided. A first care protocol that includes... Agent: General Electronic Company

20120172684 - Heart rate monitor: A heart rate monitor includes a user system adjacent to a user's skin in communication with a remote processing system. The user system includes a user processor, a user memory coupled to the user processor, a clock signal generator coupled to the processor, a sensing system coupled to the processor... Agent: Scosche Industries, Inc.

20120172676 - Integrated monitoring device arranged for recording and processing body sounds from multiple sensors: Integrated body sound monitoring system arranged for recording and processing body sounds such as respiratory sounds is disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes a number of microphones arranged for recording a body sound signal that represents a mixture of different body sounds, a processing block that is arranged for... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland

20120172682 - Method and apparatus for biometric analysis using eeg and emg signals: Biometric assessment is performed by use of electromyography (EMG) signals detected from muscles at several locations on the hand/or other part of the body subject to fine motor control. In addition, electroencephalography (EEG), signals detect other biomarkers. The EMG and EEG signals are sensed, synchronized and registered. The signals are... Agent: Norconnect Inc.

20120172680 - Method for sympathetic rebalancing of patient: A method and device for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, such as cardiac, metabolic, or pulmonary disease involving chemoreceptor hyperactivity and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system.... Agent: G & L Consulting, LLC

20120172681 - Subject monitor: An embodiment comprises includes an apparatus with a housing wearable by a subject and a first sensor operable to detect a position of the subject. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a second sensor operable to detect a body state of the subject, where the first body state may be... Agent: Stmicroelectronics R&d (beijing) Co. Ltd

20120172683 - System for continuous measuring, recording and monitoring of the splanchnic tissue perfusion and the pulmonary physiological dead space, and use thereof: The present invention relates to a new system for measuring, recording and monitoring the splanchnic tissue perfusion and the pulmonary physiological dead space in an automated way, both continuously and intermittently, and in real time, which is easy to manage and generates information easy to interpret. Said system comprises at... Agent:

20120172677 - Systems and methods for monitoring and processing biometric data: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the user, and... Agent:

20120172678 - Systems and methods for monitoring and processing biometric data: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a force sensor for measuring force experienced by the user and... Agent:

20120172679 - Systems and methods for monitoring and processing biometric data: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a pulse oximeter for measuring user oxygen saturation level, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the... Agent:

20120172685 - System for analysing the skin and associated method: A system for analyzing at least one characteristic of the skin (1) and by extension hair, via optics (7, 4) and image processing (4, 5) elements notably include a consumer electronics device (4). The method for analyzing at least one characteristic of the skin notably includes a step wherein at... Agent: Ergylink

20120172686 - Noninvasive glucose sensing methods and systems: New methods and systems for noninvasive glucose monitoring and sensing with electromagnetic waves or ultrasound are disclosed. The methods are based on absolute or relative measurement of tissue dimensions (or changes in the dimensions) including, but not limited to: thickness, length, width, diameter, curvature, roughness as well as time of... Agent:

20120172687 - Certification apparatus and method for a medical device computer: Provided herein are methods and apparatuses for certifying computers for use in conjunction with medical devices. These methods may be used in conjunction with a computer that includes software for operating the medical device. To certify a particular computer, one or more testing algorithms or routines for processing data, e.g.,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120172688 - Method and system for detection of respiratory variation in plethysmographic oximetry: A method and system for detection of respiratory variation in pulse oximetry are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting a pattern consistent with a respiratory cycle of a waveform representing cardiac oscillations and identifying an abnormality based on the pattern. A system is further provided including a database... Agent: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute At Harbor-ucla Medical Center

20120172689 - Wireless, ultrasonic personal health monitoring system: A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals. A converter assembly, integrated with, and electrically connected to the sensor assembly, converts the electrical signals generated by the sensor... Agent:

20120172690 - Implantable medical device fixation: An assembly includes an implantable medical device (IMD) including a conductive housing, and a fixation element assembly attached to the IMD. The fixation element assembly includes a set of active fixation tines and an insulator to electrically isolate the set of active fixation tines from the conductive housing of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120172691 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120172694 - Glycemic health metric determination and application: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, etc. for determination and application of a unidimensional metric for assessing a patient's glycemic health. In one particular implementation, a computed metric may be used to balance short-term and long-term risks associated with a particular therapy. In another implementation, a computed unidimensional metric may be used... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120172693 - Pump arrangement in continuous analyte monitoring: A method of monitoring an analyte (such as, e.g., glucose) including the following steps: diffusing the analyte from a sampling location into a sensing fluid within a sensing chamber; detecting a concentration of the analyte in the sensing fluid; moving flushing fluid into the sensing chamber and simultaneously removing sensing... Agent:

20120172692 - Sensing fluid concentration for continuous glucose monitoring: An analyte monitor having a plurality of fluid paths, each fluid path having a distal opening adapted to be disposed on one side of a stratum corneum layer of a user's skin, a proximal opening adapted to be disposed on another side of the stratum corneum layer and an interior... Agent:

20120172695 - Electrode member and apparatus for measuring biosignal including the electrode member: An electrode member for a body is provided. The electrode member includes a first sheet member having at least one hole formed therein, at least one second sheet member respectively disposed in the at least one hole, at least one metal contact point disposed on the first sheet member, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120172696 - Flexible conductor carrier for catheter and catheter fitted with a conductor carrier: The invention relates to a flexible conductor carrier (5, 5a-b, 6, T) comprising an elongated inserted section (5, 5a-b, 6) intended to be arranged in a lumen (2a-b) in a flexible catheter. The inserted section (5, 5a-b, 6) comprises a flat section (5, 5a-b) and a rolled section (6). The... Agent: Cathprint Ab

20120172697 - Catheter with sheet array of electrodes: A medical device has a flexible elongated body, a handle connected to the elongated body, at least one spine connected to the elongated body, and a flexible sheet attached to the at least one spine. The flexible sheet has a plurality of electrodes thereon, wherein the flexible sheet and the... Agent:

20120172701 - Apparatus and method for acquiring diagnostic information: Method and apparatus for acquiring diagnostic information comprising:-a data acquisition module for acquiring image data of at least a part of a person's anatomy,-a planning module defining with reference to a spatial position and orientation of an example anatomy at least one series of scanning steps to be executed with... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120172698 - Imaging system: Techniques are described that combine intravascular ultrasound (“IVUS”) and optical coherence tomography into a single catheter that utilizes a micro-motor driven imaging core for imaging of patient tissue, e.g., a blood vessel wall. In one example, an imaging assembly includes a catheter, an imaging core with a micro-motor, one or... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120172699 - Radioactive-emission-measurement optimization to specific body structures: A method for predefining a set of radioactive-emission measurement views, for radioactive-emission imaging after an administration of a radiopharmaceutical, the method being tailored to a specific body structure and optimized with respect to the information gained about the body structure and based on modeling body-structure, based on its geometry and... Agent: Spectrum Dynamics LLC

20120172700 - Systems and methods for viewing and analyzing anatomical structures: Systems and methods for supporting a diagnostic workflow from a computer system are disclosed herein. In accordance with one implementation, a set of pre-identified anatomical landmarks associated with one or more structures of interest within one or more medical images are presented to a user. In response to a user... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20120172702 - Dynamic adaptive respiration compensation with automatic gain control: A system for determining a location of an electrode of a medical device (e.g., a catheter) in a body of a patient includes a localization block for producing an uncompensated electrode location, a motion compensation block for producing a compensation signal (i.e., for respiration, cardiac, etc.), and a mechanism for... Agent:

20120172703 - Catheter with single axial sensors: A catheter is provided with improved position and/or location sensing with the use of single axis sensors that are mounted directly along a length or portion of the catheter whose position/location is of interest. The magnetic based, single axis sensors are provided on a single axis sensor (SAS) assembly, which... Agent:

20120172706 - High intensity focused ultrasound positioning mechanism: A high intensity focused ultrasound positioning mechanism (100, 200, 310) for positioning a high intensity focused ultrasound transducer (292, 304), the mechanism comprising:—a positioning plate (108, 308) adapted for receiving the high intensity focused ultrasound transducer; -a mechanism support (174) adapted for mounting the positioning mechanism;—a plurality of rods (110,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120172705 - Method of rapidly visualizing essential neural pathways: A method of optimizing pre-operative procedures in the field of neurosurgery. The method facilitates the identification of essential fiber tract pathways that must be avoided when planning and performing an operation, thereby increasing surgical safety and avoiding complications. The method includes the combined use of four variables in Diffusion Tensor... Agent: University Of South Florida

20120172704 - Open architecture imaging apparatus and coil system for magnetic resonance imaging: Apparatus and method for using radio frequency coil systems for magnetic resonance imaging within an open architecture apparatus is provided. The MRI coil system includes a support structure with an open architecture in which secondary support structures, compression systems and plates containing RF coil systems may be introduced. These structures... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20120172711 - Injectable vascular access port with discernable markers for identification: An improved injection port identification for injection ports implanted under the skin of a patient. The injection port has an x-ray discernable marker allowing for the determination of a pressure rating for the injection port when so implanted. A plurality of concurrent visual, RF, light emitting and sonic means for... Agent:

20120172707 - Method for developing an information prediction device, use thereof, and corresponding storage medium and apparatus: A method for developing a prediction device for predicting a phenotype of a person from imaging data of the person is provided. The method includes determining imaging descriptors, the determining imaging descriptors including acquiring multidimensional images of people with an imaging apparatus and extracting multidimensional image elements from the acquired... Agent: Commissariat A L'nergie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120172708 - Mr imaging guided theraphy: The invention relates to a therapeutic system which comprises an ultrasound therapy unit (1, 518) arranged to insonify at least a portion of a body (2, 508) of a patient with high intensity ultrasound and a MR imaging unit (3, 500) arranged to acquire MR signals from the portion of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120172709 - Multimodality nuclear imaging reconstruction method: A method for obtaining a high-resolution nuclear image of a biological object, which image is acquired by a nuclear detector inside an MRI system includes the steps of acquiring MRI information pertaining to a wide field of view; focusing a field of view of the nuclear detector to a small... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120172710 - Quantitative elastography: A contact force sensor is used to detect an instantaneous contact force for an ultrasound probe while an ultrasound image is obtained. The contact force can be used to evaluate tissue deformation in response to the applied force, which permits enhanced imaging such as estimation of undeformed tissue shapes and... Agent:

20120172714 - Braid with integrated signal conductors: A method, including incorporating a conducting wire into a tubular braid consisting of a multiplicity of supporting wires, and covering the tubular braid with a sheath. The method further includes identifying a location of the conducting wire within the tubular braid and attaching an electrode through the sheath to the... Agent:

20120172717 - Deflectable medical devices and methods of manufacturing therefor: Medical devices, methods of manufacturing medical devices, and systems comprising medical devices are provided. The medical device comprises a shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a major lumen disposed therein extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The major lumen is configured to receive a... Agent:

20120172716 - Electromagnetic coil sensor for a medical device: A positioning sensor for use in a medical device wherein the device has a heat-fused layer comprising a first material having a first melting temperature. The sensor has a tubular core comprising a second material having a second melting temperature that is higher than the first temperature. The core has... Agent:

20120172712 - Respiratory effect reduction in catheter position sensing: A method, including positioning body-electrodes in galvanic contact with a body of a patient and locating a probe in the body of the patient. The method further includes tracking positions of the probe during respiration of the patient and determining indications related to impedances between the body-electrodes during the respiration.... Agent:

20120172713 - System and method for rendering an image of an elongate medical device: A system for visually rendering an elongate medical device in a body is provided. The system includes an electronic control unit configured to find a measured physical location for each of a plurality of position sensors on the elongate medical device. The electronic control unit is further configured to apply... Agent:

20120172715 - System for determining the position of a medical device within a body: A system for determining a position of a medical device within a body is provided that reduces positional error by establishing a reference origin closer to the device and/or simplifies the system by integrating components and functions. In one embodiment, a pair of drive electrodes are affixed to opposed surfaces... Agent:

20120172718 - Method of ct angiography to visualize trans-osseous blood vessels: A method of CT angiography to visualize trans-osseous blood vessels is disclosed herein. This method for bone elimination and the visualization of trans-osseous blood vessels in two-scan (pre- and post-contrast) CT angiography is invented.... Agent: National Central University

20120172719 - Soft field tomography system and method: An iteration method for computing a distribution of one or more properties within an object comprises defining a first mesh of the object, applying an excitation to the object, computing a response of the object to the applied excitation, obtaining a reference response of the object corresponding to the applied... Agent:

20120172720 - Ultrasonic treatment device: There is provided an ultrasonic treatment device that is minimally-invasive and that achieves embolization treatment having a high blood flow blocking effect. To this end, the ultrasonic treatment device is provided with a function to transmit to a target area of a subject both a bubble generation pulse that vaporizes... Agent: Hitachi ,ltd.

20120172723 - Intravascular catheter to deliver unfocused energy to nerves surrounding a blood vessel: In some examples, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some examples, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some examples, bioactive agents or devices activated by the energy sources are... Agent: Kona Medical, Inc.

20120172721 - Multilayer ultrasound transducer devices for high power transmission and wide-band reception and associated systems and methods: Multilayer ultrasound transducer devices for high power transmission and wide-band reception and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. An ultrasound transducer device in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include a first array of first transducers and a second array of second transducers that... Agent: University Of Washington

20120172722 - Ultrasound apparatus and graphical interface for procedural assistance: A system includes an ultrasound transducer and a processing device coupled to the transducer and configured to generate to a display device a graphical user interface. The processing device is further configured to generate to a first region of the user interface an ultrasound image of a patient region of... Agent:

20120172724 - Automatic identification of intracardiac devices and structures in an intracardiac echo catheter image: An intracardiac imaging system configured to display electrode visualization elements within an intracardiac echocardiography image where the electrode visualization elements represent intracardiac electrodes in close proximity to the plane of the image. The system further allows cross sections of tissue structures embodied in intracardiac echocardiography images to be modeled within... Agent:

20120172725 - Color flow gain adjustment method and device: A color flow gain adjustment method and device, and a color ultrasound imaging system using the device are disclosed.... Agent: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120172726 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes the following: a transmission/reception unit (2) that generates an echo signal from a reception signal transmitted from a probe that receives ultrasonic waves; an image generation unit (3) that generates ultrasonic image data from the echo signal; a display control unit (4) that outputs the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120172727 - Imaging system: Techniques are described that allow intravascular ultrasound (“IVUS”) imaging of patient tissue, e.g., a blood vessel wall, to be performed at one or more angles selected by a clinician, for example. In one example, a method includes receiving user input, via interaction with a user interface, that defines a range... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120172728 - Device for measurement for bionic information: There is disclosed an apparatus for measuring biometric information that can perform precise and comprehensive measurement by measuring biometric information about an examinee taking a more comfortable position. The apparatus for measuring biometric information includes a hand rest comprising a hand rest part formed in a concave curvature shape to... Agent: Korea Institiute Of Industrial Technology

20120172729 - Device for measurement for bionic information having hand rest: There is disclosed an apparatus for measuring biometric information having a hand rest, which can perform precise and comprehensive measurement by measuring biometric information about an examinee taking a more comfortable position. The apparatus for measuring the biometric information having the hand rest includes a hand rest formed in a... Agent:

20120172730 - Method and system for detecting apnea: Existing monitors for apnea miss many serious events because they do not adequately distinguish the heart signal in chest impedance from the respiratory signal. Described herein is a respiratory monitoring system and method for improved detection and response to apnea, particularly in a NICU setting but also useful in a... Agent: College Of William And Mary

20120172731 - Rapid exchange guide unit: Rapid exchange guide unit comprising an elongated support member 3, and a guide wire member (11) provided with a guide wire lumen (13) having a distal guide wire opening (15) and a proximal guide wire opening (17), the guide wire lumen is arranged close to the distal end of said... Agent: St. Jude Medical Systems Ab

20120172732 - Lumen based pressure sensing guidewire system with distortion correction: A guidewire is disclosed that is constructed using tubular members that create a hollow lumen that runs from the proximal end of the guidewire to a window towards the distal end of the wire. This internal lumen is filled with a fluid that allows pressure exerted at the window to... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120172733 - Apparatus and method of measuring blood pressure of examinee while detecting body activity of examinee: An apparatus and a method of measuring a blood pressure of an examinee while detecting the body activity of the examinee uses a pressurizing unit of a blood pressure gauge having first and second driving modes for pressurizing a cuff. A central processing unit classifies signals, which represent the movement,... Agent: Jawon Medical Co., Ltd

20120172734 - Blood pressure manometer and a method of calculating indices of atherosclerosis using the blood pressure manometer: A blood pressure measurement device accurately calculates an index useful in determining the degree of arteriosclerosis by accurately detecting a difference in time of appearance of a ejection wave and reflected wave in a blood pressure waveform. The device sets a threshold value based on an index that expresses a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120172735 - Blood pressure measuring apparatus and blood pressure measuring method: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a cuff which is attached to and around an external ear; a first pulse wave detector and a second pulse wave detector which detect a pulse wave in a part squeezed by the cuff and which are affected differently from each other by a... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120172736 - Dialyser: A dialyser has assigned thereto a measuring unit that transmits data to the dialyser via a wireless link, the measuring unit being able to determine and transmit to the dialyser at least one measurable variable which can also be determined by another measuring device that is connected physically to the... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20120172737 - Measurement device, measurement system and data processing method for physiological signal: A measurement device for measuring a physiological signal of a testee includes a sensing unit for sensing physiological activities of the testee to generate the physiological signal, a data transmission unit for transmitting data to a host, a storage unit for storing data, and a control unit for deciding to... Agent:

20120172738 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive intracardiac electrocardiography using mpi: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a corresponding method for non-invasive intracardiac electrocardiography (ECG) by use of a magnetic and electrically conducting interference device (210). An MPI-based ECG mapping technique is proposed, wherein an interference device (210), e.g. an electrically conducting rod containing soft magnetic material, is steered... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120172739 - Membrane valve: The invention relates to a membrane valve, in particular for inhalation devices, comprising a planar membrane made of permanently flexible material, a frame, which has an air opening that is somewhat smaller than the membrane, at least one web, which connects the frame to a retainer that is arranged approximately... Agent:

20120172740 - Oxygen mask: An anatomical shaped oxygen face mask with ports allows medical procedures to take place while the mask remains affixed to patient's face covering both mouth and nose. The mask is specially designed to allow the patient to ventilate spontaneously while at the same time instrument to access is provided by... Agent:

20120172741 - Systems and methods for using sensed pressure for neuro cardiac therapy: A device embodiment is configured to deliver vagal stimulation therapy (VST) to a vagus nerve of a patient. The device embodiment includes a neural stimulator, an implantable pressure sensor, and a pressure analyzer. The neural stimulator is configured to deliver the VST to the vagus nerve in a cervical region... Agent:

20120172742 - Systems and methods for using electrical impedance for neuro cardiac therapy: A device embodiment is configured to deliver vagal stimulation therapy (VST) to a vagus nerve of a patient. The device embodiment includes a neural stimulator, an implantable impedance sensor and an impedance analyzer. The neural stimulator is configured to deliver the VST to the vagus nerve in a cervical region... Agent:

20120172743 - Coupling human neural response with computer pattern analysis for single-event detection of significant brain responses for task-relevant stimuli: The human neural response is coupled with computer pattern analysis for robust single-event detection of significant non-stationary brain responses triggered upon occurrence of a task-relevant stimulus. Classifier performance is enhanced fusing together the outputs of multiple different classifiers albeit multiple spatial classifiers to extract a temporal pattern as the brain... Agent: Teledyne Licensing, LLC

20120172744 - Electroencephalogram measurement apparatus, method of estimating electrical noise, and computer program for executing method of estimating electrical noise: An electroencephalogram measurement apparatus includes: an electroencephalogram measurement section for measuring an electroencephalogram of a user by using a plurality of electrodes; an electro-acoustic transducer for presenting an acoustic signal to the user, the electro-acoustic transducer being in a vicinity of at least one electrode among the plurality of electrodes... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120172745 - Muscle synergy analysis method, muscle synergy analyzer, and muscle synergy interface: Disclosed is a muscle synergy analysis which comprises detecting a myoelectric signal generated at each muscle of an antagonistic muscle pair group of a subject; calculating, as time-series data, an antagonistic muscle ratio of an antagonistic muscle pair at a myoelectric signal level from a myoelectric signal detected during a... Agent: Osaka University

20120172747 - Body fat measurement device: A body fat measurement device, including: a plurality of electrodes which contact a body surface of the subject; a current application unit which passes a current between a pair of electrodes of the plurality of electrodes; a first measurement unit which measures a voltage between another pair of electrodes, while... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120172746 - Methods to generate luminal organ profiles using impedance: Methods to generate luminal organ profiles using impedance. One embodiment of such a method comprises the steps of introducing an impedance device having at least two detection electrodes positioned in between at least two excitation electrodes into a treatment site of a luminal organ at a first position, measuring a... Agent:

20120172749 - Laryngeal mask airway (lma) with integrated core temperature monitor and display: This is a device for use in clinical, surgical and intro-operative patient core temperature monitoring, which utilizes an artificial airway to integrate a temperature probe, removing the need for an external cord for connecting to an external display unit, while the LMA is used for patients who are under general... Agent:

20120172748 - Temperature measuring device: An apparatus for accurately measuring the body temperature of a patient at the tracheal wall of the patient. The apparatus includes a novel handheld temperature readout assembly that is easy to use by the caregiver and one which clearly and accurately displays the temperature of the patient. The handheld temperature... Agent:

20120172750 - Access catheter system having a precisely postionable needle tip: An access catheter system, comprising a needle assembly comprising a needle having an elongate lumen configured to be substantially filled with a fluid. The system further comprises a fluid monitor configured to monitor a physical characteristic of fluid within the lumen, and configured to sense a change in the physical... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20120172751 - Assessment and modulation of cerebrospinal fluid for head pain: The disclosure relates to the discovery that certain cerebrovascular disorders in humans who exhibit seemingly normal intracranial pressure (ICP) and do not exhibit hydrocephalus can be alleviated or prevented by reducing ICP in the human. Disorders of this type are herein designated normotensive, nonhydrocephalus tenso-responsive cerebrovascular disorder (NNTCDs). The disclosure... Agent:

20120172752 - Biopsy device having a ratchet drive mechanism for driving a biopsy probe assembly: A biopsy device includes a first cannula having a first aperture, a second cannula having a second aperture, and a driver unit. The second cannula is disposed co-axially with the first cannula. At least one of the first aperture and the second aperture has a cutting edge. The driver unit... Agent:

20120172753 - Surgical instrument for molecular sampling: b

20120172754 - Blood collection device: The application relates to a blood collection device comprising: a cannula hub (10) defining a chamber (28); an inlet cannula (12) defining an axis and having a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough, the inlet cannula being mounted to the cannula hub such that the distal end of the... Agent: Poly Medicure Limited

20120172755 - Irreversibly closable flow control clamp: A flow control clamp having a first member and a second member movable from a first open position to a second irreversibly closed position wherein flow through a tube associated with the clamp is irreversibly prevented and cannot be restored. Systems and methods using such clamps are also disclosed.... Agent: Fenwal, Inc.

20120172756 - Handheld medical diagnostic devices: A method of driving a lancet structure in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device is provided. The method includes connecting a spring-driven motor to the lancet structure within a housing structure of the portable handheld medical diagnostic device. The spring-driven motor is wound to a cocked, triggerable configuration. The spring-driven... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120172757 - Handheld medical diagnostic devices housing lancet structures: A lancet housing assembly includes multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient. The lancet housing assembly includes a housing structure comprising multiple lancet compartments. At least one of the lancet compartments includes an outer facing... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120172758 - Handheld medical diagnostic devices housing with sample transfer: A lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is provided. The lancet housing assembly includes a housing structure comprising multiple lancet compartments. At least one of the lancet compartments comprises an... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120172759 - Handheld medical diagnostic devices with lancing depth control: A method of adjusting a skin penetrating depth of a lancet structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device is provided. The method includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120172760 - Handheld medical diagnostic devices with lancing speed control: A method of controlling lancing speed of a lancing structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at a skin... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120172761 - Medical device guidewire with a position sensor: A guidewire for a medical device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the guidewire includes a corewire having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an elongate shroud disposed about the corewire, the shroud having a distal end, and a plug coupled with the distal end portion of the... Agent:

20120172762 - Device and method of automatic calibration of a tensor in arthroplasty procedures: g

20120172763 - Measurement device: A handheld measurement device (10) for enabling a user to measure a person's muscle strength and range of motion associated with a limb movement about a joint in a movement plane. The device comprises a contact surface (28) that is arranged to contact a part of the person's limb, a... Agent: Industrial Research Limited

20120172764 - Physiological response to posture change: In an embodiment, an implantable medical device includes a controller circuit, a posture sensing circuit, and a physiological sensing circuit. The controller circuit senses a change in a physiological signal as a result of a change in posture, and generates a response as a function of that change. In another... Agent:

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