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Surgery September class, title,number 09/12

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09/27/2012 > 90 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120245403 - Insole electromagnetic therapy device: A device includes a therapeutic electromagnetic circuit configured to emit an electromagnetic field upon activation and a resilient shoe insole coating surrounding the therapeutic electromagnetic circuit, in which the therapeutic electromagnetic device has a circuit board, having an electromagnetic field generator thereon, an antenna, coupled to the circuit board and... Agent: Bioelectronics Corp.

20120245404 - Blood pump: A blood pump (20) includes a stator assembly comprising a motor stator (52), a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller (40) rotatable about an axis (44) to move fluid from the inlet (24) to the outlet (26).... Agent:

20120245405 - Extracorporeal pumping methods: An extracorporeal pumping method includes receiving an inlet fluid into a compressible-expandable bladder sealably mounted within a housing and moving an actuating member mounted within a fluid chamber of a hydraulic actuating sub-assembly. A pressure transmissive fluid is displaced from the fluid chamber into the housing. The method includes compressing... Agent:

20120245407 - Line transmission for vibratory actuation in implantable transducers: A transducer arrangement for a hearing implant is described. A bendable vibration transmission tube has a proximal end attached to a vibrational actuator, and a distal end with a drive surface for coupling vibration to an outer cochlea surface of a recipient patient. Multiple vibration coupling pieces have spherical outer... Agent: Vibrant Med-el Hearing Technology Gmbh

20120245408 - Methods and systems for improving actuator performance by reducing tensile stresses in piezoelectric thin films: Disclosed are methods and systems for improving actuator performance by reducing tensile stresses in piezoelectric thin films. In one embodiment, a piezoelectric actuator includes a substrate, a first electrode positioned on the substrate, a piezoelectric thin film positioned on the first electrode, and a second electrode positioned on the piezoelectric... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20120245406 - Vibro-electro tactile ultrasound hearing device: The present application takes advantage of a simultaneous three pronged approach that converts sound to electricity and subsequently to vibration and ultrasound. The vibrations and electricity are transmitted via skin nerves to the brain to give the deaf or hard of hearing person “hearing sensation” through conditional reflex. The ultrasound... Agent:

20120245409 - Device for converting music signal to electrical stimulation: A device for converting music signals into electrical stimulation is revealed. The device for converting music signals into electrical stimulation includes a switching device. The switching device is disposed with an amplifier whose input end is connected to a music player while an output end of the amplifier is connected... Agent: Southern Taiwan University Of Technology

20120245410 - Lotus massage systems and methods: The Lotus massage systems and methods disclosed herein include various combined components that enhance the overall massage experience. These components integrate choreographed, mapped, synchronized, and freeform application of massage techniques with music, silence, ambient noise reduction, 360 degree site cancellation, aroma therapy, etc. The massage systems and methods disclosed herein... Agent:

20120245411 - Systems and methods employing a push tube for delivering a urethral sling: Systems, methods and devices employing a push tube to deliver an implant are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120245412 - Method for modulating changes in intra-band pressure in a gastric band: A gastric band assembly has one or more bladders incorporated therein to minimize or modulate changes in intra-band pressure in response to changes in stoma area and band stoma area. The balloon portion of the gastric band encircles stomach tissue thereby forming a band stoma area. With the bladders incorporated... Agent: Cavu Medical, Inc.

20120245413 - Optical waveguide sheath: The illumination system is a cannula comprising a transparent or semi-transparent material capable of carrying light from the proximal end of the cannula to the distal end of the cannula, thereby illuminating a surgical field. The surgical field is thus illuminated through components that do not occupy space that may... Agent: Invuity, Inc.

20120245414 - Handle for controlling instruments, endoscopic instrument comprising such a handle, and an assembly: A handle 1 for controlling instruments, includes a frame 2 with a center line 9, operating elements 4, 10, 24 that are connected to the frame 2, which operating elements 4, 10, 24 are movable between a first and a second position, an actuator element 6 that is controllable by... Agent: Fortimedix B.v.

20120245416 - Swing-out surgical camera: A surgical camera assembly includes an elongated tubular member and a surgical camera. The elongated tubular member includes a lumen extending therethrough that is configured to permit passage of a surgical instrument. The surgical camera is rotatably coupled to the elongated tubular member towards the distal end thereof and is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245415 - Systematic chromoendoscopy and chromocolonoscopy as a novel systematic method to examine organs with endoscopic techniques: An endoscopic screening system uses an apparatus has an endoscope with an upper/lower wheel and a right/left wheel for controlling bending of an endoscope tip within an organ being imaged; an intelligent mouthpiece adapted to precisely measure inclination of the endoscope using marks in degrees in both the novel mouth... Agent:

20120245417 - Surgical retractor and use thereof for a thoracoscopic operation: The present patent application relates to a novel surgical retractor and the use thereof for thoracoscopic operations.... Agent: W.o.m. World Of Medicine Ag

20120245418 - Method for forming an endoscope articulation joint: In one aspect, the present invention is an articulation joint for use in a low cost medical device such as an endoscope intended for a single use. In one embodiment, the articulation joint comprises a plurality of interconnected segments. In another embodiment, the articulation joint comprises an elongated tubular body.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120245419 - Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitis and other disorders of the ears, nose and/or throat: Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.

20120245420 - Endoscope apparatus: To prevent excitation light output from an output end of a light guiding portion causing damage to the eye when the light guiding portion which guides the special light output from a light source is detached from the insertion portion. Provided is an endoscope apparatus including: an insertion portion that... Agent:

20120245421 - Endoscope system and illumination light control method therefor: In an endoscope system, a light guide for conducting illumination light from a light source to an endoscope distal end consists of a first fiber bundle and a second fiber bundle. Optical fibers of the first fiber bundle have a smaller numerical aperture than optical fibers of the second fiber... Agent:

20120245422 - Otoscope attachment to be used in conjunction with a smart phone and a method for its use: The present otoscope attachment, when used with a cellular phone comprising a light source, provides a powerful otoscope that is both lightweight and portable. This otoscope is powered by one or more light sources comprising the cellular phone, which provides the light necessary to conduct a medical examination with the... Agent:

20120245423 - Retention member for laparoscopic access device: A surgical access port and method of using is disclosed, the surgical access port comprising a cylindrical member defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal ends defined by a pair of rims oriented substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis. At least one lumen extends from the proximal end to the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245424 - Thoracic access port: A surgical access assembly includes a body having reinforcing structure. The reinforcing structure may include reinforcing panels or ribs. Various fold line configurations can be provided in the body to facilitate insertion and removal of the body through an incision in a patient. Various peripheral configurations for the body are... Agent:

20120245425 - Surgical access port expandable adapter collar assembly: An expandable adapter collar assembly is provided for use with a surgical access port having an outer diameter in order to increase the apparent outer diameter of the combination of the surgical access port and expandable collar in order to conform to the size of a surgical incision. The expandable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245430 - Access port with integrated flexible sleeve: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity is adapted to tissues having different thicknesses. The surgical apparatus includes an anchor member and a flexible sleeve integrated with the anchor member. The anchor member defines at least one longitudinal port for reception of a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245426 - Adjustable cannula: A cannula having a tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis defined therethrough, a first protruding member coupled to a first region of the tubular body, and a second protruding member coupled to a second region of the tubular body. Further, the tubular... Agent:

20120245428 - Surgical access assembly with adapter: A surgical access assembly is disclosed, including a resiliently compressible access port defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends. At least one lumen extends from the proximal end to the distal end of the access port and is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The surgical access... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245427 - Surgical retractor including rotatable knobs: A surgical access port is provided for insertion through an incision formed in a body wall of a patient. The surgical access port generally includes a sleeve assembly having a folding assembly provided at a proximal end of the sleeve assembly. The sleeve assembly includes a flexible sleeve and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245429 - Wound protector including pocket for reusable distal ring: A surgical device is disclosed, the surgical device including a housing, a tube disposed on the housing, and an elongate member. The housing is adapted for insertion into an incision in tissue and defines a proximal end and a distal end. The tube extends distally from the proximal end of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245431 - Spinal access retractor: A retractor includes a first arm, a second arm, and a translating member. The first arm comprises a proximal portion configured to retain a first retractor member and a distal portion configured to rotate relative to the proximal portion about a first axis. The second arm is configured to retain... Agent:

20120245432 - Surgical retractor system: A surgical retractor system having a frame and a plurality of arms connected thereto is disclosed. At least one arm is moveable relative to the frame and the relative movement is constrained to a direction along the longitudinal axis of the arm. At least one retractor blade is removably connected... Agent:

20120245433 - Thoracic access port including foldable anchor: A surgical access device includes a body having a first member and a second member relatively movable between open and closed configurations. Each member is positionable within an opening in tissue to provide access to an interior space of a patient. Each member includes a top surface, a bottom surface,... Agent:

20120245435 - Automated healthcare integration system: An automated healthcare integration system generally includes a plurality of residential stations, a clinician station, a data library, and may include emergency response stations. Each residential station includes a residential controller with analytical logic such as artificial intelligence, biometric devices interfaced to the residential controller, a user interface, and a... Agent:

20120245434 - Method of diagnosing, prognosing and monitoring parkinson's disease: The present invention provides a system and method for diagnosing, monitoring, prognosing or staging Parkinson's disease using at least one sensor comprising carbon nanotubes coated with cyclodextrin or derivatives thereof or metal nanoparticles coated with various organic coatings in conjunction with a learning and pattern recognition algorithm.... Agent: Technion Research And Development Foundation Ltd.

20120245436 - hand-held device for electrical impedance myography: A device for determining muscle condition of a region of tissue. The device comprises an electrical impedance myography (EIM) portable probe bearing an electrode array. The electrode array comprises excitation electrodes used to apply multi-frequency electrical signals to the region of tissue and pickup electrodes that are used to collect... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inc.

20120245437 - Sleep state classification: Systems and methods for sleep state classification involve detecting conditions related to sleep, including at least one condition associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Additionally, a condition modulated by the sleep-wake status of the patient may be detected. A medical system that is partially or fully implantable incorporates sensors... Agent:

20120245438 - Medical system having plug and play function: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control... Agent:

20120245439 - Method and apparatus for determining critical care parameters: A physiological measuring system is disclosed that monitors certain physiological parameters of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to calculating derivations of such parameters. A oxygen debt measuring embodiment is directed... Agent:

20120245440 - Dual wavelength scanning system: The invention provides high speed, low cost scanning suitable for time domain OCT systems. According to the preferred embodiment, the apparatus includes a piezo scanning device and partial reflecting surfaces that simultaneously generate two sets of multiple reference signals at two different wavelengths that can span different regions of a... Agent:

20120245441 - Signal demodulation: A method for processing an analog composite signal in a system has the steps of receiving a composite signal with at least one first signal component and at least one interfering signal component; filtering the composite signal with a filter having a transfer function H(s); sampling the filtered composite signal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120245442 - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation monitoring apparatus: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation monitoring apparatus includes: a detecting unit configured to obtain a detection signal of a timing of chest compression during execution of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; a pulse oximeter configured to detect a change of a blood volume at the timing of the chest compression based on the detection signal,... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120245443 - Biological light measurement device: The mental state, such as mood or emotion, of an individual can be apprehended by a method using non-invasive biological light measurement technology. A biological light measurement device, which has an irradiation section, presents different tasks (at least a first task and a second task) to a subject, hemoglobin signals... Agent:

20120245444 - Wireless powered contact lens with glucose sensor: A contact lens having an integrated glucose sensor is provided. The contact lens includes an electrochemical sensor configured to measure the level of glucose in the tear fluid of the eye of the user wearing the contact lens. The electrochemical sensor is powered by radiation off-lens, through an RF antenna... Agent: University Of Washington

20120245446 - Automatic user-specific spot bg measuring routine based on user continuous bg measurements: A method and data processing device for automatically generating a user-specific measuring data recording routine for discontinuous blood glucose measurement with a blood glucose measuring device in a data processing device. The method comprises the steps of providing of process data indicating an expected continuous course of the blood glucose... Agent:

20120245447 - Devices, systems, and methods associated with analyte monitoring devices and devices incorporating the same: Analyte monitoring systems, devices, and methods associated with analyte monitoring devices, and devices incorporating the same are provided. Various graphical user interfaces (GUI) and navigation flows are provided for performing various features, activities, functions, etc., associated with the analyte monitoring device or system. Intuitive navigation is provided to enhance the... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120245445 - Glucose monitoring system: A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a drive force generator and one or more microneedles operatively coupled to the drive force generator. Each of a microneedle has a height of 500 to 2000 μm and a variable tapering angle of 60 to 90°. A... Agent:

20120245448 - Systems and methods for processing sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor data are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for calibration of a continuous analyte sensor. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for classification of a level of noise on a sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods are... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120245449 - Apparatus for stimulating and/or monitoring activity in tissue: A prosthesis is provided comprising a substrate having a distal end and a proximal end; and a plurality of electrodes located at or adjacent the distal end of the substrate. The distal end of the substrate is configured for insertion, via an incision, between first and second tissue layers, such... Agent: The Bionics Institute Of Australia

20120245450 - Dry electrode device and method of assembly: An electrode set is disclosed that has two separable parts including an assembled base with printed circuit board basement, biasing member and top cover and an electrode. The basement and top cover may be made by metal or conductive material.... Agent: Neurosky, Inc.

20120245451 - Bio-signal detection electrode and bio-signal detection apparatus: Provided is a bio-signal detection electrode including: an electrode section made of a gel including an electrolytic solution; and a support section configured to support the electrode section with respect to an accessory, the electrode section adhering to the support section.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120245452 - Implantable device: An implantable electromedical device, having a detection unit for capturing possible device-impairing effects, a control unit, which is connected to the detection unit, a diagnostic and/or treatment unit, and a test unit, of which the test unit is designed to test the diagnostic-treatment unit, and to output test results for... Agent:

20120245453 - Respiratory interval-based correlation and processing of dynamic imaging data: A method of dynamic imaging and resolving respiratory motion includes acquiring volume data for a volume over a plurality of respiratory cycles, acquiring respiratory data representative of respiration over the plurality of respiratory cycles, dividing each respiratory cycle of the plurality of respiratory cycles into a set of respiratory intervals... Agent:

20120245454 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus including a magnetic structure having two opposite and spaced apart poles and a column or wall transverse to the poles and connecting the poles; the poles defining two opposite walls delimiting a patient-imaging space, the two opposite walls extending along substantially parallel planes which are... Agent: Esaote, Spa

20120245456 - Adapter for attaching electromagnetic image guidance components to a medical device: Devices and methods wherein an adapter is used to attach an electromagnetic image guidance component to a medical device such that an electromagnetic image guidance system may be used to track the location of the medical device within the body of a human or animal subject.... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.

20120245458 - Combination of ultrasound and x-ray systems: The invention proposes to detect and track an intervention device in a 2D fluoroscopy image and to steer an ultrasound probe beam towards this device. Therefore, a method and corresponding system is proposed, by which an ultrasound probe is registered in a fluoroscopy image, wherein the registering includes the estimation... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120245455 - Control system and method for precisely guiding a percutaneous needle toward the prostate: A needle holder device for treating the prostate, involving a series of steps of inserting a needle into the prostate, has a rectal probe for ultrasonic 3D imaging and a computer for processing the image acquired by the probe and for computing the position of the needle relative to the... Agent: Koelis

20120245457 - Ultrasound imaging catheters and guidewires with non-interfering and coordinated position and orientation sensors: An ultrasonic imaging catheter and guidewire system for acoustic imaging and electromagnetic positioning, with low noise, is described. An ultrasonic imaging guidewire uses two opposed imaging transducers laterally disposed near the distal end of an interventional guidewire. The tortuous position of the guidewire in the vasculature is monitored by a... Agent:

20120245460 - Method of determining ischemia using paired stress and rest scans: A method of identifying perfusion abnormalities in a heart of a patient. The method is performed with a patient stress map including stress values, a patient rest map including rest values, and one or more normal maps. The normal maps may include a normal change limit map including change limits,... Agent: Cedars-sinai Medical Center

20120245459 - Motor drive apparatus and optical imaging apparatus for diagnosis: A motor drive apparatus includes: a transmission unit carrying-out transmission of an optical signal between a rotation unit for rotating a transmitting and receiving unit and a fixation unit for transmitting reflected light to a control apparatus through a signal line, wherein the transmission unit includes: a tubular shaped lens... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120245462 - Multiple sclerosis therapeutic methods and associated devices and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120245461 - Therapeutic inflatable occlusive devices, systems, and methods for multiple sclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Multiple Sclerosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and/or Pulmonary Embolism or symptoms associated with these maladies. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Multiple Sclerosis,... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120245463 - Tomosynthesis apparatus and method: A tomosynthesis apparatus has an x-ray source to generate an x-ray beam directed toward an x-ray detector and a support plate and a compression plate between which a breast can be positioned. The compression plate has a compression surface that is concave toward the support plate, and is provided with... Agent:

20120245464 - Health monitoring appliance: A heart monitoring system for a person includes one or more wireless nodes; and a wearable appliance in communication with the one or more wireless nodes, the appliance monitoring vital signs. Other implementations can monitor heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, fluid status, posture and activity.... Agent:

20120245466 - Method and system for capturing medical imaging data: A portable medical image capturing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of transducers that are enabled to capture medical imaging data of a patient. The plurality of transducers are placed on an enclosure. The plurality of transducers capture the medical imaging data when the enclosure is held close... Agent: Infosys Technologies, Ltd.

20120245465 - Method and system for displaying intersection information on a volumetric ultrasound image: A method and system for displaying intersection information on a volumetric ultrasound image are provided. One method includes accessing ultrasound information corresponding to a volume dataset and identifying a location of one or more surfaces intersecting the volume dataset. The method further includes colorizing a rendered image of the volume... Agent:

20120245469 - Far-field and near-field ultrasound imaging device: Devices, systems, and methods for ultrasonically acquiring far-field and near-field images within a body are disclosed. An ultrasound imaging device adapted for insertion within a body includes a first ultrasonic sensor configured to transmit ultrasonic waves at a first frequency for acquiring far-field images within the body, and a second... Agent:

20120245468 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of producing ultrasound image: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a region of interest setter which sets a region of interest on a B-mode image, a controller which performs transmission and reception of ultrasonic beams with forming transmission focuses at a plurality of points set on sound rays at a shallower position and a deeper... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120245467 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a region-of-interest setting unit for setting a region of interest in a given region of a B mode image, a controller for controlling a transmission circuit and a reception circuit to transmit ultrasonic beams composed of fundamental waves having a first frequency with forming transmission... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120245470 - Ultrasonic probe and method for manufacturing ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe includes, a transducer, a substrate includes electrodes formed on a front surface and a back surface and electronic components, first flexible wire substrates connected in such a manner that a first end is connected to the transducer and a second end is connected to a electrode at... Agent:

20120245471 - Device for controlling the pressure in an inflatable pressure pad: The invention relates to a device for controlling the pressure in a finger cuff, the device including: a first chamber in fluid connection with a finger cuff; a movable wall part defining at least a part of a wall of the first chamber; an air supply for supplying air to... Agent: Finapres Medical Systems B.v.

20120245472 - Monitoring device with an accelerometer, method and system: A monitoring device for monitoring the vital signs of a user is disclosed herein. The monitoring device is preferably comprises an article, an optical sensor, an accelerometer and processor. The optical sensor preferably comprises a photodetector and a plurality of light emitting diodes. A sensor signal from the optical sensor... Agent: Impact Sports Technologies, Inc.

20120245473 - Multimodal spectroscopic systems and methods for classifying biological tissue: Multimodal optical spectroscopy systems and methods produce a spectroscopic event to obtain spectroscopic response data from biological tissue, either ex vivo or in vivo, and compare the response data with a model configured to correlate the measured response data and the most probable attributes of the tissue, thus facilitating classification... Agent:

20120245474 - Subjective significance evaluation tool, brain activity based: A method and system for determining the subjective state of mind of a human subject presented with a test audible or visual stimulus. An an electroencephalogram (EEG) recording unit is connected to the human subject, recording the subject's EEG when presented with one or more test stimuli. The recorded EEG... Agent: Technion Research & Development Foundation, Ltd.

20120245475 - Bio-impedance sensor and sensing method: Implantable medical devices and techniques are implemented that use bio-impedance to measure aspects of patient physiology. A signal separation method is performed at least in part in an implantable device. The method involves detecting a plurality of impedance signals using a plurality of implantable electrodes coupled to the implantable device.... Agent:

20120245476 - Implantable medical device: An implantable medical device includes an integrated or connectable implantable three-dimensional acceleration sensor, and a ballistocardiogram (BCG) capturing unit that is connected or connectable to the acceleration sensor. The BCG evaluation unit processes an acceleration signal provided by the acceleration sensor and derives a BCG from the 3D accelerometer output... Agent:

20120245477 - Magneto-resistive effect device, magnetic head gimbal assembly, magnetic recording/reproduction device, strain sensor, pressure sensor, blood pressure sensor, and structural health monitoring sensor: According to one embodiment, a magneto-resistive effect device, includes a stacked body stacked on a substrate, a pair of first electrodes that feeds current to the stacked body, a strain introduction member, and a second electrode for applying a voltage to the strain introduction member. The stacked body includes a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120245478 - Cuff integrity detection during inflation of an automated blood pressure device: A method for detecting cuff slippage in a blood pressure monitoring device includes starting a cuff inflation on the blood pressure monitoring device. A plurality of pressure samples is obtained when the cuff is inflating. A level of background noise is determined during the cuff inflation. The level of background... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20120245479 - Physiology monitoring and alerting system and process: A system for monitoring physiology, having: a RADAR transmitter and a RADAR receiver; a state estimation module configured to process a returned RADAR signal to detect a presence of motion and set a motion state upon said presence of motion, said state estimation module configured to detect a presence of... Agent:

20120245480 - Electrocardiogram signal sensing module, apparatus and computer to be integrated therewith: An electrocardiogram (ECG) signal sensing module is provide. The ECG signal sensing module includes at least one touchpad button, for producing a press signal when being pressed; at least one sensing electrode, mounted on the at least one touchpad button and moving in unison with the at least one touchpad... Agent: Wistron Corp.

20120245481 - Method for automatic, unsupervised classification of high-frequency oscillations in physiological recordings: Oscillatory signals may be used to determine a region of a patient's body that is associated with a medical condition. As described herein, oscillatory signals may be detected using a high sensitivity, low specificity detector. The oscillatory signals may be representative of discrete events in a patient's body. The detected... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

20120245482 - Anesthesia monitoring device and method: A patient monitoring system to measure the depth of anesthesia, and to provide a physician warning during a surgical procedure.... Agent:

20120245483 - System and garment for muscle relaxation of a spastic muscle: The present invention relates generally to muscle relaxation. Muscle relaxation is desired in many disease states, including spastic paresis and biomechanical and neuromuscular dysfunction. More specifically, the invention relates to a system that causes muscle relaxation by reducing muscular spasticity through the stimulation of joints and muscles. The system consists... Agent: Inerventions Ab

20120245484 - Determining intraocular lens power and postoperative refraction for pediatric patients: A method for predicting initial postoperative IOL power of a patient undergone IOL surgery. A method for predicting future refractive growth of a pediatric patient's eye.... Agent:

20120245485 - Biopsy device with translating valve member: A biopsy device includes a needle extending distally from a body. The needle includes a transverse aperture, a first lumen, and a second lumen. A cutter is movable within the first lumen to sever tissue protruding through the transverse aperture. A valve assembly is operable to change the pneumatic state... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20120245487 - Closed side-sampling biopsy device: Among other things, there are disclosed embodiments of a biopsy device using relative rotational motion to obtain a full-core biopsy sample. Inner and outer tubular members are provided connected to a handle. Each member includes a slit, and the members are rotatable with respect to each other. The device is... Agent:

20120245486 - Ghost-core biopsy needle: Among other things, there is disclosed embodiments of biopsy needles having improved radiological visualization properties. Exemplary needles include an outer cannula and a stylet slidable within the cannula. At least a portion of the stylet is radiologically contrasting to at least a part of the cannula. When the stylet is... Agent:

20120245488 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a core shaft and a coil. The core shaft has a diameter that decreases from a proximal end portion toward a distal end portion, and the coil is wound around an outer periphery of the distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a most distal end... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20120245489 - Moment fraction computation for sensors: An implantable medical sensor system provides signals representative of a magnitude of moment fraction applied to a sensor module at a selected site. A sensor module includes a first transducer producing a first signal having an associated first response to pressure and strain applied to the sensor module and a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120245490 - Apparatus and method of detecting movement of objects within the abdominal and/or pelvic region: Aspects of an apparatus and method for detecting movement of an object includes a base and a projection member extending between a first second ends, wherein the first end is attached to the base. Further included is a support member at the second end of the projection member, and a... Agent: Ob Technologies, LLC

20120245491 - Posture feedback system and method, detachable traction system, and traction safety belt combination: A device for monitoring a posture of a user is provided. The device includes a belt adapted to encircle a torso of the user and provide an upward force to a spinal region of the user in response to a signal from a controller, and at least one sensor adapted... Agent: Novel Ergonomics LLC

20120245492 - Rehabilitation device for people with paralysis and operation method thereof: A rehabilitation device comprises a plurality of sensors configured to detect motion of at least one targeted area of a patient, a display unit to display an image, and a controlling unit configured to determine a motion characteristic of the patient based on output signals from the plurality of sensors,... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Kyungpook National University

  
09/20/2012 > 120 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120238795 - Method and device for controlling dosage application during irradiation: A method for controlling dosage application during irradiation of a moveable target volume in a body with an energy beam by scanning the target volume includes, before irradiating an i-th grid position, determining a dosage during the irradiation process using the movement data, wherein the dosage already contains the i-th... Agent: Gsi Helmholtzzentrum Fuer Schwerionenforschung Gmbh

20120238796 - Hand held surgical device for manipulating an internal magnet assembly within a patient: A device for manipulating a magnetic coupling force across tissue in response to a monitored coupling force is described. The device includes a magnetic field source assembly, a positioning assembly operatively connected to the magnetic field force assembly, and a magnetic coupling force monitor. The magnetic field source assembly includes... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120238797 - Method for implementing low-frequency rotating constant high magnetic field: A method for implementing a low-frequency rotating constant high magnetic field is disclosed. The method includes disposing an even number of more than two high field magnets, and disposing a magnetically permeable rotating arm. The high field magnets are symmetrically and fixedly mounted on the same surface of the magnetically... Agent: Shenzhen Heng An Hong Yuan Mag-tech Co., Ltd.

20120238798 - Incubator: A hand insertion door board is attached to the peripheral portion of each hand insertion window formed in an outside portion of a newborn infant container of an incubator. A holding portion is formed on one side portion of the hand insertion door board in the lateral direction. A bracket... Agent: Atom Medical Corporation

20120238799 - Magnetic attachment arrangement for implantable device: A magnet arrangement is described for use in implantable devices. An implantable housing contains a portion of an implantable electronic system. An implant magnet arrangement within the housing has adjacent magnetic sections that lie substantially in a common plane and include an inner center disc having an inner magnetic orientation... Agent: Vibrant Med-ei Hearing Technology Gmbh

20120238800 - Method and system for providing behavioural therapy for insomnia: The disclosed system and method provide for the automatic assessment of the presence/severity of the sleep problem and its exact nature. The assessment is based on qualitative information about sleep patterns, insomnia-related factors and daytime consequences, as well as quantitative information about sleep patterns measured by a sensor. By combining... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120238801 - System for aromatherapy in conjunction with cpap device: The present invention provides a system for delivering aromatherapy to a user of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The system may include a ventilator device, a vessel, and a coupler. The vessel may hold an aromatic substance and may be attached to the ventilator device by the coupler.... Agent:

20120238802 - Short-term device for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women: A short term usage device is provided for treating urinary incontinence. The device may extend the length of the urethra from internal to the bladder to external to the outside the body. A proximal component, when external to the body, prevents the device from leaving the urethra and entering into... Agent:

20120238803 - Urethral stent system and method: A urethral stent device comprising a mechanical valve system is provided. The urethral stent device can be delivered up through the urethra via a flexible delivery tool. The valve mechanism is adapted to open when exposed to a certain amount of intraluminal pressure and can remain open until a desired... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20120238804 - Propelling device and self-propellable endoscope: A propelling device includes a rotary body, an external cylinder for supporting a rotary body in a circulating manner, a first drive mechanism, and a second drive mechanism. The first drive mechanism has a torque wire and a pinion gear that are provided in a distal portion of the insertion... Agent:

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20120238806 - Implantation system with handle and catheter and method of use thereof: A system for deploying an implantable medical device into a body lumen is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter having functional zones for stability, protection, flexibility, trackability and pushability. The system further comprises a device for deploying an implantable medical device with the catheter. A method for deploying an implantable... Agent: Quali-med Gmbh

20120238812 - Apparatus, system and method to indicate in-vivo device location: A system, apparatus and method may indicate in-vivo device location within a body utilizing for example illumination irregularities for calculation of location. There may be provided with an in-vivo imaging device a set of dedicated illumination source and a set of detectors located on an in-vivo device, such as a... Agent:

20120238811 - Capsule-medical-device dedicated power source starter: A capsule-medical-device dedicated power source starter that allows switching, by an application of a magnetic field to a magnetic switch that is provided in an inside of a capsule medical device and has a particular sensitivity direction in the magnetic field, a driving of the capsule medical device from an... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120238807 - Endoscopy system: An endoscopy system includes a self-propelling endoscope attached with a self-propelling device, a drive source device for providing drive force to the self-propelling device, a controller connected to the drive source device and for controlling moving direction and speed of the self-propelling device, and a monitor for displaying a captured... Agent:

20120238810 - Image display apparatus and capsule endoscope system: An image display apparatus includes: a storage unit storing in-vivo image data and information associated with the in-vivo image data and related to a position of a capsule endoscope in a subject; an image processing unit performing image processing on the in-vivo image data stored in the storage unit; a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120238809 - Image processing system, external device, and image processing method: An image processing system includes an external device including an orientation specifying unit that specifies orientation of the body-insertable apparatus, a rotation correcting unit that aligns orientations of a plurality of pieces of image data, a screen generating unit that generates a screen displaying the image data, an average color... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120238808 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument includes a handle, on which at least one electric switch is arranged. The switch has an annular mechanical actuation unit whose outer side forms a grip surface running peripherally of the handle.... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20120238816 - Cleaning system for medical imaging device: An imaging catheter device includes a catheter body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen; a cleaning member disposed at the distal end; and an imaging device movably disposed in the lumen and through the cleaning member; wherein the cleaning member includes a conduit through which the... Agent:

20120238814 - Guide assembly for endoscope: A guide assembly for an endoscope includes a shaft sleeve, barrel sleeve, support sleeve and endless track device for propulsion by endlessly moving in an axial direction of an elongated tube. A rotation wheel is supported on the barrel sleeve, for driving the endless track device by rotating. An idler... Agent:

20120238815 - Insertion aid for endoscope: An insertion aid for an endoscope includes a tubular body having a passage through which the insertion part is passed; and a sidewall opening part disposed in a distal portion of a sidewall portion of the tubular body, a distal end of the insertion part passed through the passage being... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120238813 - Propulsion assembly for endoscope: A propulsion assembly is for an endoscope having an elongated tube for entry in a tube of a body cavity. The propulsion assembly includes endless belts for contacting a surface of the body cavity, for propulsion by turning around in an axial direction of the elongated tube. A support sleeve... Agent:

20120238817 - Self-propellable appratus: A propelling unit of a self-propellable apparatus is attached to a front end portion of an insert section of an electronic endoscope. The propelling unit includes feeding rollers disposed at its front. On each feeding roller, one end of a belt is wound. A winding roller and a worm wheel... Agent:

20120238818 - Covering apparatus for an endoscope lens: A covering apparatus for a surgical viewing instrument. The apparatus includes a tape having a first length overlying the viewing portion of the surgical viewing instrument, the tape movable across the viewing portion to move the first length away from the viewing portion and advance a second cleaner length of... Agent:

20120238819 - Endoscope: An endoscope including a catheter, a steering handle for controlling the bending of the catheter, and a pipe connector. The catheter includes an outer tube and an inner tube. The outer tube is sleeved outside the inner tube. The steering handle includes a handle sleeve and a handle cover. The... Agent:

20120238820 - Nonlinear optical device, multiphoton microscope, and endoscope: Provided is a nonlinear optical device capable of alleviating, without the need for a complicated compensation mechanism, temporal broadening and the waveform distortion resulting from a group-velocity dispersion slope, to thereby irradiate an object with short optical pulses having high peak power. The nonlinear optical device includes a short optical... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120238821 - Optical connector and endoscope system: Provided is an optical connector including: an SI-type light source side optical fiber which is disposed on the light source side and an SI-type light receiving side optical fiber which is disposed on the light receiving side. Both optical fibers are optically coupled to each other by disposing an end... Agent:

20120238822 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20120238823 - Surgical access devices with anvil introduction and specimen retrieval structures: Surgical access devices are disclosed. In various forms, the access devices form at least one passageway through which various surgical instruments and tools may be admitted into the body cavity. Various embodiments may be configured to support an anvil for a circular stapling device therein. Various forms employ a flexible... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120238824 - Surgical bowel retractor devices: Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be advantageously... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120238825 - Wound protector including balloon within incision: A surgical access device is disclosed herein. The surgical access device includes a housing adapted for insertion into an incision in tissue and at least one inflatable portion disposed on the housing. The housing defines a proximal end and a distal end and has a lumen extending therethrough for the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120238826 - Trans-rectum universal ports: Various universal ports for installation into a colon are disclosed. Various embodiments include expandable port bodies that may employ selectively deployable tissue-engaging barbs for securing the port in position within the colon. Some embodiments also employ tissue cutting members that may be deployed to sever the colon. Some embodiments also... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120238827 - Access sheath with central seal: A surgical access apparatus includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal ends, and having a longitudinal opening. A central seal member is mounted to the access member at an approximate rotational center thereof. The central seal member has inner seal portions defining a seal passage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120238828 - Surgical retractor mechanism: Surgical retractor fixing device having a clamp body arranged for removably fixing the surgical retractor fixing device to a frameset arranged to be mounted on an operating table; a rotating body attached to the clamp body, the rotating body pivotable around an axis of rotation and having a fixing element... Agent:

20120238829 - Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments: Various universal ports for installation into a colon are disclosed. Some embodiments include means for permitting an anvil of a surgical stapler to pass through a port in a first direction and means for permitting a portion of the patient's colon to pass through the port in a second direction.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120238830 - Hybrid fiber-optic cannula: The hybrid fiber-optic cannula can have a body having an implant end, a light passage extending through the body, and a light inlet end coinciding with the light passage, an optical fiber held in the body in coincidence with the light passage and oriented out the implant end, the light... Agent: Doric Lenses Inc.

20120238831 - Portable neurocognitive assesment and evaluation system: A neurocognitive assessment and evaluation system uses a portable computerized appliance having a touchscreen, network communication functionality, at least one processor and on-board digital memory, and has software executing on the at least one processor. The software provides an interactive display comprising one or more graphics artifacts with which a... Agent:

20120238833 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120238832 - Guiding exercise based on fat oxidation rate: Disclosed is An exercise guide apparatus comprising: a sensing unit configured to obtain a heart rate of a subject; a strength determining unit configured to determine a maximal oxygen uptake of the subject; an exercise intensity measurement unit configured to determine a current exercise intensity of the subject based on... Agent:

20120238834 - Hemodynamics-based monitoring and evaluation of a respiratory condition: Assessment of a respiratory condition of a subject, by acquiring a temporally varying hemodynamic waveform signal related to blood flow in a tissue; deriving from the hemodynamic waveform signal an evaluation of blood CO2; acquiring at least one more signal; and determining the medical condition based on the blood CO2... Agent: Neetour Medical Ltd.

20120238835 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120238836 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The States Of Delaware

20120238840 - Substance component detection device: A substance component detection device includes a sensor substrate which is provided inside a concave groove, in which when an opening is closed by a measurement-target skin to form a closed space, and includes a projection group having a plurality of projections, a light source section which emits light toward... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120238837 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120238838 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent:

20120238839 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent:

20120238842 - Integrated catalytic protection of oxidation sensitive materials: An implantable device with in vivo functionality, where the functionality of the device is negatively affected by ROS typically associated with inflammation reaction as well as chronic foreign body response as a result of tissue injury, is at least partially surrounded by a protective material, structure, and/or a coating that... Agent: Sensors For Medicine And Science, Inc.

20120238843 - Optical blood glucose detecting apparatus and operating method thereof: An optical blood glucose detecting apparatus and an operating method thereof are disclosed. The optical blood glucose detecting apparatus includes a detecting module, an assisting and strengthening module, and a data processing module. The detecting module provides an incident optical signal passing through a detected portion of skin surface into... Agent:

20120238841 - Sample capture in one step for test strips: A test strip is provided with sample capture that provides for a one step process to achieve a lancing event, sample capture and sample transport in a sensor design that supports one step testing. In various embodiments, the present invention provides for one step testing by, (i) analyte sample capture... Agent:

20120238845 - Electronic device and method of using the same: An electronic device includes an upper layer made of a non-conductive material; a lower layer made of a non-conductive material, wherein at least one of the upper layer and the lower layer is made of a resilient material having a sufficient elasticity such that it will return to an original... Agent:

20120238844 - Method and apparatus for the non-invasive sensing of glucose in a human subject: An apparatus for a non-invasive sensing of biological analytes in a sample includes an optics system having at least one radiation source and at least one radiation detector; a measurement system operatively coupled to the optics system; a control/processing system operatively coupled to the measurement system and having an embedded... Agent: Dominion Assets, LLC

20120238847 - Probe: A probe includes: light emitting and receiving sections; an attachment band including a first surface facing the living tissue and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a part of the first surface in which one of a hook portion and a loop portion is provided, a part of... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120238846 - Vascular occlusion test apparatus, systems, and methods for analyzing tissue oxygenation: A vascular occlusion test apparatus, systems, and methods for analyzing tissue oxygen saturation levels in patients are disclosed. A system for analyzing data related to tissue oxygenation in a patient includes a blood pressure device, a tissue oxygen sensor, and a control module in communication with the blood pressure device... Agent: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

20120238848 - System and method for practicing spectrophotometry using light emitting nanostructure devices: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for practicing spectrophotometry using light emitting nanostructures. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention include a physiologic sensor comprising a sensor body configured for placement adjacent pulsatile tissue of a patient, a first light emitting nanostructure device configured to emit... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120238849 - Infusion set component with integrated analyte sensor conductors: An infusion set component for a fluid infusion device that delivers fluid to a patient is presented here. The component includes a tube formed from tubing material having an interior fluid canal defined therein to provide a fluid pathway from the fluid infusion device to the patient, a plurality of... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120238850 - Integrated sensor for analyzing biological samples: An integrated lancet and testing striplet for measuring a body analyte level in a health care regimen includes a skin piercing member and an analyte sensor coupled together.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.

20120238851 - Devices, methods and systems for wireless control of medical devices: A medical device system is disclosed. The medical device system includes a first medical device and a second medical device. A remote interface including a touch screen is also included. The remote interface is in wireless communication with the first medical device and the second medical device. The remote interface... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120238854 - Insulin pump with blood glucose modules: An apparatus comprising a pump, an input configured to receive information related to a user, a user interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump, the input, and the user interface. The controller includes a timing module configured to initiate delivery of a drug in time and to adjust... Agent:

20120238852 - 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.

20120238853 - Integrated glucose monitor and insulin injection pen with automatic emergency notification: An insulin injection pen and blood glucose monitoring device is integrated into a single unit that fits in a user's clothing pocket or handbag. The device includes a blood glucose monitoring system for detecting the user's blood glucose level, an insulin injection mechanism, and a microprocessor that calculates an insulin... Agent: Thuban, Inc.

20120238855 - Wireless system for epilepsy monitoring and measurement: A wireless system for brain monitoring/mapping of neurological-disorder patients includes a plurality of electrodes each configured for surface abutment of brain tissue and main circuitry for placement outside a body of a patient and configured to transmit power at radio frequencies and send and receive data using infrared energy. Remote... Agent:

20120238856 - Portable monitoring device with hearing aid and eeg monitor: A portable monitoring device comprises a hearing aid having a housing, a microphone (24), an acoustic signal processing means (43), and an acoustic output transducer (33). The portable monitoring device further comprises an EEG monitoring system arranged at least partly in said housing, and comprising a measuring unit (3) having... Agent: Widex A/s

20120238857 - Expandable implantable pressure sensor for intraocular surgery: Implantable pressure sensors provide for the direct measurement of IOP, for example following cataract surgery. The implantable sensors can couple to the capsule, for example separately from an IOL (intraocular lens), such that the sensor can be used with many commercially available IOLs. The surgeon can identify an IOL appropriate... Agent: Orthomems, Inc.

20120238859 - Measuring apparatus: The present invention employs a measuring apparatus having: a holding plate for holding a subject; an acoustic matching member provided between the subject and the holding plate; and a probe for receiving an acoustic wave propagating through the subject via the acoustic matching member and the holding plate, wherein the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120238858 - Subject information acquisition apparatus and subject information acquisition method: A subject information acquisition apparatus of the present invention acquires a sound speed in the subject by using a signal outputted from a first probe when a first probe receives an elastic wave, a member-to-member distance information between a first holding member and the second holding member, an amount of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120238860 - System and method for measuring magnetocardiogram of small animal: A system and method for measuring a magnetocardiogram (MCG) in order to measure a weak magnetic field generated from the heart of a small animal such as a laboratory rat are provided. The system includes a case, a SQUID sensor located and fixed inside the case to detect magnetism, a... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science

20120238861 - Method and high-frequency check device for checking a high-frequency transmit device of a magnetic resonance tomography system: A method for checking a high-frequency transmit device of a magnetic resonance tomography system, excitation vectors that represent high-frequency signal strengths on the individual transmit channels are determined for a plurality of time points or time periods. High-frequency exposure values absorbed in an examination object are determined in accordance with... Agent:

20120238862 - System and method for detecting pain and its components using magnetic resonance: A system and method identifies different components of the pain experience (nociceptive (tissue damage), neuropathic (nerve damage) and psychological) and their relative contributions by the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure absolute and relative concentrations of metabolites in specific brain regions in the central nervous system or brain.... Agent:

20120238863 - Digital image storage system and human body data matching algorithm for medical aesthetic application: A human body data matching algorithm for medical aesthetic application includes the step of providing a human body image acquisition unit, the step of using the human body image acquisition unit to obtain a digital 3D image data of the body of a person during an optimal lifetime of the... Agent:

20120238864 - Methods for using mri-compatible patches: A method includes providing a patch including: a flexible base layer that is mountable on and substantially conformable to a patient's body surface, the base layer having opposed upper and lower primary surfaces; a flexible substrate that is releasably attached to the upper primary surface of the base layer and... Agent:

20120238865 - Method for measuring the physiological parameters of brain interstitial fluid and brain extracellular space: The invention would provide a method of measuring the physiological parameters of brain interstitial fluid (ISF) and brain extracellular space (ECS). The method is available to obtain the extract physiological parameters of the substances distributing, diffusing and eliminating in the brain ECS. The details are as follows: The head of... Agent:

20120238867 - Method and apparatus for examining tissue for predefined target cells, particularly cancerous cells, and a probe useful in such method and apparatus: A method, apparatus and probe for examining tissue for the presence of target cells, particularly cancerous cells, by subjecting the tissue to be examined to a contrast agent containing small particles of a physical element conjugated with a biological carrier selectively bindable to the target cells. Energy pulses are applied... Agent: Dune Medical Devices Ltd

20120238866 - Method and system for catheter tracking in fluoroscopic images using adaptive discriminant learning and measurement fusion: A method and system for adaptive discriminant learning and measurement fusion for image based catheter tracking is disclosed. An adaptive discriminant model is trained online based on a tracked object, such as a pigtail catheter tip, in at least one previous frame of a fluoroscopic image sequence. The object is... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20120238869 - Intravascular optical coherence tomography system with pressure monitoring interface and accessories: An optical coherence tomography system and method with integrated pressure measurement. In one embodiment the system includes an interferometer including: a wavelength swept laser; a source arm in communication with the wavelength swept laser; a reference arm in communication with a reference reflector; a first photodetector having a signal output;... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20120238868 - Miniature actuator mechanism for intravascular imaging: The present invention relates to a new intravascular imaging device based on a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator mechanism embedded inside an elongate member such as a guide wire or catheter. The present invention utilizes a novel SMA mechanism to provide side-looking imaging by providing movement for an ultrasound transducer... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120238871 - Angiography system for the angiographic examination of a patient and angiographic examination method: An angiography system for angiographic examination of a patient is provided. The system has an x-ray emitter and an x-ray image detector attached to the ends of a C-arm, a patient support couch, a system control unit, an image system and a monitor. The system control unit generates a mask... Agent:

20120238870 - System and method for dual energy and/or contrast enhanced breast imaging for screening, diagnosis and biopsy: Systems and methods for x-ray imaging a patient's breast in combinations of dual-energy, single-energy, mammography and tomosynthesis modes that facilitate screening for and diagnosis of breast abnormalities, particularly breast abnormalities characterized by abnormal vascularity.... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20120238872 - Guide wire: A guide wire for a catheter comprises an elongated hollow shaft has a lumen for delivering or leading away the fluid, and an insertion aid in the form of a flexible wire coil connected coaxially to a distal end of the hollow shaft. The wire coil has a guide wire... Agent: Schwager Medica

20120238873 - Ultrasound treatment device: The invention concerns a device for treatment of an organ or tissue of a living being. The device comprises at least one treatment transducer for emission of ultrasound waves, preferably high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves, focusable on a focal point within or on the surface of said organ or... Agent: Theraclion Sas

20120238875 - Embedded motion sensing technology for integration within commercial ultrasound probes: An ultrasound system including an ultrasound machine and an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe includes an ultrasound transducer, ultrasound circuitry, a six degree of freedom (6-DOF) sensor, and a probe housing. The probe housing encases the ultrasound transducer and the 6-DOF sensor. By embedding motion-sensing technology directly within the housing... Agent:

20120238874 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a region-of-interest setting unit for setting a region of interest in the B mode image, an abdominal wall detector for detecting an abdominal wall of the subject in the B mode image, a controller for controlling a transmission circuit and a reception circuit to transmit... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120238876 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of producing ultrasound image: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe which has a one-dimensional array-type transducer array and an array moving unit moving the transducer array in a direction substantially orthogonal to the array direction of the transducer array; a transmission and reception circuit which electronically scans the transducer array, and transmits... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120238877 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: a convex type ultrasound probe including a transducer array with a curvature; an image producer for producing a B mode image based on reception data; an abdominal wall detector for detecting an abdominal wall of the subject on the B mode image; a controller for... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120238878 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a transmission and reception circuit which electronically scans with a transducer array in an ultrasound probe for acquiring two-dimensional image data; an image producer which produces a three-dimensional ultrasound image using the acquired two-dimensional image data while mechanically scanning with the transducer array in a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120238880 - Composite acoustic backing with high thermal conductivity for ultrasound transducer array: A backing block for an ultrasonic transducer array stack of an ultrasound probe is formed as a composite structure of material of high thermal conductivity in which is embedded a structure of acoustic dampening material. In a constructed embodiment the composite structure is formed from a block of thermally conductive... Agent:

20120238879 - Imaging probe: An imaging probe includes a first nub protruding from an elongate housing in a direction away from the long axis and configured to be grasped by a robot apparatus performing a procedure of the object or subject to position the imaging probe in connection with a region of interest of... Agent: B-k Medical Aps

20120238883 - Optical measurement system, portable optical measurement device used therein, and rehabilitation planning method using same: An optical measurement system having a main and a portable optical measurement devices. The portable optical measurement device is provided with a second case portable by the subject, C second light sending means for illuminating the subject, D second light receiving means receiving light emitted from the subject, a second... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20120238881 - Oral optical diagnosing apparatus and operating method thereof: An oral optical diagnosing apparatus and operating method are disclosed. The oral optical diagnosing apparatus includes a positioning module, an optical sensing module, a processing module, and a display module. After the positioning module selects a region to be diagnosed in a mouth, the optical sensing module will perform optical... Agent:

20120238882 - Skin optical diagnosing apparatus and operating method thereof: A skin optical diagnosing apparatus and operating method thereof are disclosed. The skin optical diagnosing apparatus includes a positioning module, an optical sensing module, a processing module, and a display module. The skin optical diagnosing apparatus uses the positioning module to select a target region on a sample, and then... Agent:

20120238884 - Ecg artifact reduction system: An ECG signal processing system which removes the CPR-induced artifact from measured ECG signals obtained during the administration of CPR.... Agent: Johns Hopkins University

20120238885 - Method and apparatus for continuously monitoring intracranial pressure: A method and apparatus for continuously measuring the absolute intracranial pressure in a non-invasive manner is described by using an ultrasonic Doppler device which detects the pulsatility indexes of the blood flow inside the eye artery for both intracranial and extracranial eye artery portions. The eye in which the blood... Agent:

20120238886 - Systems and methods to indicate heart failure co-morbidity: Systems and methods to indicate heart failure co-morbidity are described. In an example, one or more physiological signals can be analyzed for a specified time period to determine at least one of an indication of a heart failure event or a characteristic of heart failure co-morbidity, such as a characteristic... Agent:

20120238887 - Hydrostatic finger cuff for blood wave form analysis and diagnostic support: A hydrostatic finger cuff for blood flow property analysis is provided which includes an elongated substrate member having a pair of opposing long edges and a pair of opposing short edges. The hydrostatic finger cuff is configured to form a frustoconical shell when the ends of the cuff are overlapped... Agent:

20120238888 - Collateral blood flow assessment: A method includes obtaining both first inflow and first perfusion metrics for non-healthy tissue of interest, obtaining both second inflow and second perfusion metrics for healthy tissue of interest, and concurrently presenting both the first flow and perfusion metrics for the non-healthy tissue of interest and both the second flow... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120238890 - Body worn physiological sensor device having a disposable electrode module: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20120238889 - Method and apparatus for determing the coronary sinus vein branch accessed by a coronary sinus lead: Systems and methods for determining the coronary sinus vein branch location of a left ventricle electrode are disclosed. The systems and methods involve detecting the occurrence of electrical events within the patient's heart including sensing one or more of the electrical events with the electrode and then analyzing the electrical... Agent:

20120238892 - Method and apparatus for noise rejection in atrial arrhythmia detection: A medical device performs a method for determining a cardiac event by obtaining a signal comprising cardiac cycle length information in a patient and determining cardiac cycle lengths during an established time interval. Noise is detected during the time interval and a cardiac cycle length corresponding to a time of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120238891 - Methods for ectopy rejection for atrial fibrillation detection based on ventricular cycle lengths: A medical device performs a method to classify a cardiac rhythm. Differences between cycle lengths in a first heart chamber are determined during an established time interval. Evidence of ectopy associated with irregular coupling intervals is detected from the signal during the established time interval. A rhythm classification output corresponding... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120238895 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20120238894 - System and method for analyzing progress of labor and preterm labor: Systems and methods for monitoring uterus contraction activity and progress of labor. The system of the subject invention can comprises (1) a plurality of sensors; (2) an amplifying/filtering means; (3) a computing means; and (4) a graphical user interface. Accurate clinical data, which can be extracted and provided to the... Agent:

20120238893 - System and methods for determining nerve direction to a surgical instrument: System (20) and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments (30) employed in accessing a surgical target site.... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20120238898 - Device for detecting electrical potentials of the forehead region of a patient: A device for detecting electrical potentials in the forehead area of a patient has a transverse member adapted to rest against the forehead of the patient, a vertical member extending crosswise to the transverse member and a mask on the vertical member. Electrodes are provided on the transverse members at... Agent: Map Medizin-technologie Gmbh

20120238896 - Method for electroimpedance tomography: A method for electroimpedance tomography makes possible an analysis and reconstruction of an image of the electric resistance in the presence of a defect electrode (A). The method includes the steps of identifying an electrode as a defect electrode (A), which has no contact with the body, by means of... Agent: Drager Medical Gmbh

20120238897 - System and method for determining electrode-tissue contact based on amplitude modulation of sensed signal: Methods and systems for monitoring contact between a medical probe and tissue are provided. A medical probe is introduced into a patient adjacent the tissue. An electrical parameter, e.g., electrical admittance, is measuring between a first electrode located on the medical probe and a second electrode remote from the first... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20120238899 - Data transfer system and associated management method: A method for managing a data transfer system includes recovering energy at peripheral devices, and wireless transfer recovered energy to a base by synchronizing RF signals transmitted by double-loop antennas. Synchronizing includes implementing a listening phase to detect a radio-frequency signal transmitted by said central base, and either sending an... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120238901 - Non-invasive core temperature sensor: A core temperature sensor and a method of using such a sensor to non-invasively measure a temperature of a core thermal compartment of a human body or other mammals. A heater of the core temperature sensor heats a peripheral area to a temperature greater than the core temperature. A skin... Agent: Augustine Biomedical & Design LLC

20120238900 - Portable preprogrammed thermometer for indicating fertility status: A method of recording, storing, analyzing, and displaying changes in a woman's basal body temperature includes the steps of: (a) recording with an intelligent, preprogrammed thermometer the woman's orally-measured temperature; (b) storing in the thermometer the woman's temperature to create a stored temperature reading; (c) repeating steps (a) and (b);... Agent:

20120238902 - Systems and methods for intra-operative stimulation: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide safeguarding against tissue injury during surgical procedures and/or identify nerve damage occurring prior to surgery and/or verify range of motion or attributes of muscle contraction during reconstructive surgery. A stimulation control device may incorporate a range of low and high intensity stimulation to provide... Agent: Checkpoint Surgical, LLC

20120238903 - Method of detecting neurological disease: A method and apparatus are provided for the differential diagnosis of a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) from a patient with Parkinson's disease (PD). One method includes identifying a plurality of partially repetitive eye movements that over time define square wave jerks, each square wave jerk of the plurality... Agent:

20120238904 - Ophthalmic refractor and method of ophthalmic refractor signal analysis: An ophthalmic refractor is described that provides a non-linear relationship between spherical power and refractive error by positioning a reference plane for a sensor system of the refractor in front of the cornea. The refractor may have a working distance and dynamic range that enable it to be mounted on... Agent:

20120238905 - Biopsy device and insertable biopsy needle module: A biopsy device includes a disposable unit including a needle carrier and a biopsy needle. The biopsy needle has a distal portion including a sample chamber and a hub portion located proximal to the sample chamber. The needle carrier has a holding portion. The holding portion and the hub portion... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20120238906 - Labeled skin lesion biopsy punch and uses thereof: The present invention relates to a biopsy device, methods, kits and systems for marking the location of a biopsy site in order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery in a subject, where the marker is a dye or tattoo which is not visible to the naked... Agent: Trustees Of Boston University

20120238907 - Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling with hybrid actuation: In one aspect, a body fluid sampling device is provided using a penetrating member to extract fluid from an anatomical feature. The device comprises a penetrating member actuator for moving the penetrating member inbound towards the anatomical feature and a non-spring based, penetrating member retractor for moving the penetrating member... Agent:

20120238908 - Mastication detection device and mastication detection method: An information processing apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an information processing apparatus may include a receiving unit configured to receive an audio signal associated with a motion of a human mandible over a time period. The information processing apparatus may also include a determination... Agent:

20120238909 - Method for acquiring, processing and transmitting acoustic energy data: A method of acquiring, processing and transmitting acoustic energy data comprising: utilizing a sensor for acoustic energy to convert analogue signals into an electrical output; converting said electrical output to digital data; processing said digital data by use of a processing unit; initiating transmission of said digital data over a... Agent:

20120238910 - Apparel for physiological telemetry during athletics: A user interface component and system for physiological parameters telemetry is provided. A user interface component may be reversibly or irreversibly attached to a garment that allows connection to a user's skin, such as via one or more holes in the garment. Signals transmitted through a conductive transfer layer in... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20120238911 - Knee ligament balancer: An orthopaedic surgical device comprises a first sensor component and a second sensor component. Each sensor component includes a paddle set to contact a proximal tibia and a distal femur of a patient. The first sensor component and the second sensor component being movable with respect to one another to... Agent:

20120238912 - System and method for estrus detection using real-time location: In certain embodiments, a method for estrus detection includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. The stored location information includes a coordinate location of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period. The method further includes determining,... Agent: Technologies Holdings Corp.

20120238913 - Methods of evaluating normalcy of lips and safety of lip treatments: This disclosure relates to evaluating and objectively determining the relative normalcy of a human patient's lips, whether before or after a lip treatment, or independent from any lip treatment. The normalcy of a patient's lips is evaluated by examining a number of indicia and comparing the results to corresponding lip... Agent: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

20120238914 - Actively controlled orthotic devices: An actively controlled orthotic device includes active components that dynamically change the structural characteristics of the orthotic device according to the orientation and locomotion of the corresponding body part, or according to the changing needs of the subject over a period of use. Accordingly, the orthotic device can be effectively... Agent: Children's Medical Center Corporation

  
09/13/2012 > 109 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120232324 - Device and method for 3d dose tracking in radiation therapy: The present invention relates to a device and method for verification of the quality of a radiation beam in conformal radiation therapy, and in particular for IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) applications. The actual 3D dose distribution in the patient is tracked during the course of the entire treatment by... Agent:

20120232326 - Lumenal remodelling device and methods: A device and method suitable for remodelling the internal surface of a hollow vessel at least partially occluded by a mass is provided. The device comprises an elongate body having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end comprising a tip portion located at the distal terminus of... Agent:

20120232325 - Radioactive bone cement: Methods are described for treating a target tissue with a radioisotope. Some methods include determining a distance between a target tissue and a surface of a matrix material to be positioned adjacent the target tissue and, based on the determined distance, determining an activity to be mixed with the matrix... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120232327 - Method of treating depression, mood disorders and anxiety disorders using neuromodulation: The present application involves a method and a system for using electrical stimulation and/or chemical stimulation to treat depression. More particularly, the method comprises surgically implanting an electrical stimulation lead and/or catheter that is in communication with a predetermined site which is coupled to a signal generator and/or infusion pump... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.

20120232328 - Drug activation system: The present invention discloses a drug activator carrier comprising: a) particles having a metallic or metallic oxide core prepared from a paramagnetic material, said metallic core being coated with a coating material selected from polymer, metal or metal oxide; b) a biological material, having reductase activity, bound onto the metal... Agent: Bangor University

20120232329 - Magnetic-based methods for treating vessel obstructions: Some embodiments provide a system for external manipulation of magnetic nanoparticles in vasculature using a remotely placed magnetic field-generating stator. In one aspect, the systems and methods relate to the control of magnetic nanoparticles in a fluid medium using permanent magnet-based or electromagnetic field-generating stator sources. Such a system can... Agent: Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.

20120232330 - Device for administering drugs and for influencing the effects of drugs: A device has a voltage source, an electric conductor connected to an electric pole of the voltage source and acting as an electrode, and a substrate arranged in an electromagnetic field which is formed in the vicinity of the electric conductor when the voltage source is active. The substrate is... Agent:

20120232331 - Therapeutic and surgical treatment method for providing cardiopulmonary and circulatory assist device: The present disclosure relates to a therapeutic method for improving the hemodynamics, the overall microcirculation in organs, and the restoration and preservation of deficient endothelial function in a patient, the method includes maintaining blood circulation in the patient's veins and arteries and temporarily relieving the heart of its pumping function.... Agent:

20120232333 - Adaptive cancellation system for implantable hearing instruments: The invention is directed to an implanted microphone having reduced sensitivity to vibration. In this regard, the microphone differentiates between the desirable and undesirable vibration by utilizing at least one motion sensor to produce a motion signal when an implanted microphone is in motion. This motion signal is used to... Agent: Otologics, LLC

20120232332 - Hearing aid apparatus and method: An apparatus for imparting low amplitude vibrations to at least one tooth in a human head having a cochlea to facilitate hearing via a dental bone conduction pathway includes an extraoral transmitter, a band at least substantially surrounding and adhesively secured to at least one tooth, and a receiver assembly.... Agent:

20120232334 - Implant for hernia repair: A hernia repair implant includes a first layer for facing a body structure having a hernia defect to cover the defect while promoting tissue growth into the first layer from the body structure. The implant also includes a second layer opposed to the first layer and made of anti-adhesion material... Agent: Insightra Medical, Inc.

20120232335 - Apparatus and method for male stimulation: An apparatus and method for promoting ejaculation by a male human may include an input device and a video display apparatus in communication with, and receiving a control signal from, the input device. In operation, a control signal indicative of the motion of the input device may be transmitted to... Agent: Digitech Media LLC

20120232336 - Endoscope-holding device and endoscopic system: An endoscope holding device includes an insertion part that is long and holds the distal end part of an endoscope so as to freely protrude and retract; a distal end face that specifies a protruding direction of the endoscope, and is formed at the distal end of the insertion part,... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120232337 - Solenoid system for magnetically guided capsule endoscopy: A solenoid system for magnetically guided capsule endoscopy, has the following components arranged under a patient table which defines a flat plane: a central coil with normal direction being perpendicular to the flat plane, and four coil pairs arranged in the form of a cross around the central coil with... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20120232342 - Disposable and reusable comlex shaped see-through endoscope: Transparent domes useful for covering at least a lens located on a scope's distal face, taking the form of a single layer membrane affixed to the distal end of the scope, a solid cap attachable to and detachable from the distal end of the scope, or an inflatable and deflatable... Agent:

20120232341 - Fluid ejection device: A fluid ejection device includes a fluid chamber configured to store fluid, a nozzle configured to eject the fluid stored in the fluid chamber, a fluid supply channel connected to the fluid chamber and configured to supply the fluid to the fluid chamber, an air bubbles generating member configured to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120232340 - Multi camera endoscope having a side service channel: There is provided herein an endoscope assembly comprising at least one front-pointing camera and at least one front illuminator associated therewith, at least one side-pointing camera and at least one of side illuminator associated therewith, a front working channel configured for insertion of a medical tool and a side service... Agent: Peer Medical Ltd.

20120232339 - Surgical device and accessories: The present invention relates to a device developed for surgical interventions comprising (i) an inner end (1) guidable/steerable to the operation field, (ii) an outer end (3) operated by the user and (iii) a middle part (2) which connects both ends (1, 3) together. According to the main concept of... Agent:

20120232338 - Surgical instrument with detachable tip: An endoscopic hand instrument includes a tubular member having a throughbore extending between a first open end and a second open end, the throughbore including a first portion having a first inner diameter and a second portion having a second inner diameter, a collet member received within the throughbore, the... Agent:

20120232344 - Control signal transmitting apparatus: A magnetic field generating apparatus is the magnetic field generating apparatus that transmits a control signal by a magnetic field to a capsule endoscope that performs control of start and stop according to the control signal. The magnetic field generating apparatus includes a housing including a storing section in which... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120232343 - Multi camera endoscope assembly having multiple working channels: There is provided herein an endoscope assembly, the assembly comprising at least one front-pointing camera and at least one front illuminator associated therewith, at least one side-pointing camera and at least one of side illuminator associated therewith, a first front working channel configured for insertion of a medical tool and... Agent: Peer Medical Ltd.

20120232345 - Camera assembly for medical probes: There is provided herein a camera assembly for use with a medical probe, such as an endoscope, the assembly comprising a main body configured to be mounted on an endoscope tip section, wherein said main body comprises at least one camera and at least one illumination source.... Agent: Peer Medical Ltd.

20120232346 - Insertion device and endoscope: An insertion device and an endoscope which are inserted and extracted through a small incision and have multiple functions. A device body has grip forceps as a treatment means. A first folding back section and a second folding back section are provided at a distal portion of the device body... Agent: Tohoku University

20120232347 - Insertion assisting tool for endoscope: An insertion assisting tool for an endoscope into which an insertion section of the endoscope is inserted from a base end portion side. The insertion assisting tool may include a fluid sealing device which seals a space between a base end part of the insertion assisting tool and the endoscope... Agent:

20120232348 - Disposable medical fiber optic light guide tube: A disposable attachment to a medical inspection or speculum device is disclosed that improves control of a fiber optic light source utilized in conjunction with the medical device to provide illumination within an internal body cavity. The attachment comprises a hollow guide tube and support having an attachment mechanism, wherein... Agent:

20120232349 - Apparatus and method for enlarging an incision: A retraction system and method are provided for retracting tissues surrounding a surgical site. In one aspect, a method including engaging slide connections between a guide dilator and a plurality of tissue engaging members and sequentially enlarging an incision using the guide dilator and the plurality of tissue engaging members.... Agent: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

20120232350 - Retractor blade including a flexible member for anchorage engagement: A retractor blade for retracting soft tissues during surgery, the blade having a blade body having a first proximal end and a second distal end, the first end including a structure to allow connection of the blade body to a blade support member; a formation at its distal end which... Agent:

20120232351 - Iris retractor: An iris retractor (10, 30, 50, 150, 170, 190, 200) including a plurality of hooks (12, 32, 52, 152, 172, 192, 202) disposed or formed at a distal end of slender elements (14, 34, 54, 154, 174, 194, 204), and a proximal handle (20, 40, 60, 176, 196, 206) at... Agent:

20120232352 - Vaginal dilator having side blades or having upper and lower blades comprising accessorial blades: A vaginal dilator having side blades or having upper and lower blades comprising accessorial blades includes an upper blade (1), a press handle (3), a lower blade (2) and a handle (4). The upper blade (1) is connected with the lower blade (2) by a pin (5). The press handle... Agent: Shanghai Linjing Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.

20120232353 - Surgical retractor and related methods: A surgical retractor includes a base defining an open area therein to correspond with a surgical incision in a body. The base has an inner wall facing the open area and an outer wall facing away from the open area. A plurality of channels extend through the base between the... Agent:

20120232355 - Automated caregiving device with prompting based on caregiver progress: A device for assisting a caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient, the device comprising a user interface configured to deliver prompts to a caregiver to assist the caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient; at least one sensor configured to detect the caregiver's progress in delivering the therapy, wherein... Agent:

20120232354 - Optical sensor system and measurement method: A medical device including an optical sensor is configured to measure an optical signal by integrating a current induced on a light detector of the optical sensor to obtain a voltage signal. The voltage signal is compared to a threshold. Responsive to the voltage signal reaching the threshold, an optical... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120232361 - Bariatric instrument or accessory with sensors: A bariatric instrument or accessory with sensors 28 used for sensing or monitoring parameters related to a patient during the placement, adjustment or in vivo duration of a bariatric or intraluminal device 10 such as a balloon, stent, feeding tube or other. The instrument or accessory may sense parameters from... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120232360 - Fitness test system: The present invention relates to a fitness test system for determining a fitness test result indicative of a user's fitness, for a plurality of components of physical fitness such as endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, and body composition. The fitness test system comprises a computing module (1) for accessing a collection... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120232359 - Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.

20120232358 - Umbilical probe measurement systems: An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover,... Agent:

20120232356 - Umbilical probe system: An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover,... Agent:

20120232357 - Umbilical probe system: An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover,... Agent:

20120232362 - Bodily fluid composition analyzer with disposable cassette: Disclosed is an apparatus for analyzing the composition of bodily fluid. The apparatus can include a fluid handling network including a patient end configured to maintain fluid communication with a bodily fluid in a patient and a pump unit in operative engagement with the fluid handling network. The pump unit... Agent:

20120232363 - Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.

20120232364 - Method and apparatus for optoacoustic monitoring of blood components in a blood flow: Described is an apparatus and method of optoacoustic monitoring of blood concentrations of one or more constituents by directing a flow of a patient's blood through a substantially transparent vessel to optoacoustically detect a concentration of one or more constituents. To detect constituents, pulses of laser light can be passed... Agent: Transvivo Inc.

20120232366 - Alarm suspend system: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20120232365 - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation monitoring apparatus: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation monitoring apparatus includes: a light source section configured to cause light, which includes at least infrared light, to be incident on a living body; a light receiving unit configured to receive at least one of transmitted light that is transmitted through the living body and reflected light... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120232368 - Continuous glucose monitoring system and methods of use: A continuous glucose monitoring system including a sensor configured to detect one or more glucose levels, a transmitter operatively coupled to the sensor, the transmitter configured to receive the detected one or more glucose levels, the transmitter further configured to transmit signals corresponding to the detected one or more glucose... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120232367 - Systems, methods and analyzers for establishing a secure wireless network in point of care testing: A system and method for initiating and maintaining a secure wireless communication between a wireless analyzer and a target network (e.g., a hospital network connected to a LIS and/or HIS). The present disclosure provides novel processes and systems for securely networking a wireless analyzer with a Wi-Fi network without the... Agent: Abbott Point Of Care Inc.

20120232369 - Apparatus, unit measurer and method of measuring biological signal: A biological signal measuring apparatus is provided. The biological signal measuring apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a biological signal from each of unit measurers arrayed on a subject's skin, and configured to receive a noise signal that is a common component of electrical characteristics, and a noise... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120232371 - Implantable device using ultra-nanocrystalline diamond: An implantable biocompatible electrical device is uniformly covered with a coating approximately one-micron thick of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond, hermetically sealing the electrical device. Selected electrodes are either left uncovered during coating or uncovered by conventional patterning techniques, allowing the electrodes to be exposed to living tissue and fluids. The ultra-nanocrystalline diamond... Agent:

20120232370 - Implantable electrode lead: An implantable electrode lead including an elongated electrode lead body having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one electrical supply lead which is enclosed in an electrically insulating material to electrically insulate the supply leads against the surroundings of the electrode lead, at least one electrically active... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20120232372 - Method and device for quick press on eeg electrode: Embodiments relate to methods and systems for monitoring bioelectric potentials. In some instances, an electrode is applied to a patient's skin. The electrode may be at least partly inserted into the patient's skin, such as by inserting at least part of one or more teeth underneath the skin.... Agent: Persyst Development Corporation

20120232373 - Medical implanatble lead with fixation detection: The invention relates to a medical implantable lead of the kind being adapted to be implanted into a human or animal body for monitoring and/or controlling of an organ inside the body. The lead comprises in a distal end a tubular header (3) inside which a shaft (7) is rotatable... Agent: St. Jude Medical Ab

20120232374 - Multi-array monophasic action potential medical device: A medical device including a catheter having a shaft with a distal portion; a first plurality of substantially hemispherical electrodes coupled to the distal portion; a second plurality of substantially hemispherical electrodes coupled to the shaft proximal of the first plurality, where the second plurality of electrodes are oriented substantially... Agent:

20120232375 - Method and system for image analysis of selected tissue structures: A method for analysing a sample comprising a first material and a second material of generally different densities and having a junction therebetween, the method comprising defining a region of interest in a cross sectional image of at least a portion of the sample that includes said junction, determining a... Agent: Straxcorp Pty Ltd.

20120232376 - Methods and systems for channel selection: A system and method for estimating a property of a neural or cardial source using inverse problem solving including a forward numerical model comprises a selection means for selecting at least one subset of a plurality of measurement channels, the selection taking into account the sensitivity of the measurement channel... Agent:

20120232377 - Surgical navigation for revision surgical procedure: Surgical navigation for revision surgery includes temporality coupling a reference arc to a surgical object that was substantially permanently affixed to a bone of a patient during a preceding surgery. The reference arc includes a navigation tracker configured to communicate with a navigation system. A surgical instrument is coupled to... Agent:

20120232378 - Look-locker ir-ssfp for cardiac mr imaging with simultaneous generation of cardiac t1 maps, cine images and ir-prepared images: The present invention is directed to a method for use in conducting cardiac MR imaging which allows for reconstruction of T1 maps, cine images and IR-prepared images from one raw data set, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) acquisition of raw data by use of an ECG-triggered, segmented,... Agent: Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin

20120232379 - Method and system for regression-based 4d mitral valve segmentation from 2d+t magnetic resonance imaging slices: A system and method for regression-based segmentation of the mitral valve in 2D+t cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) slices is disclosed. The 2D+t CMR slices are acquired according to a mitral valve-specific acquisition protocol introduced herein. A set of mitral valve landmarks is detected in each 2D CMR slice and mitral... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20120232380 - Handheld ultrasound imaging systems: A handheld ultrasound device is provided, having a transducer assembly for emitting and receiving sonic signals, a configurable signal processing unit, and a data processor configured to provide configuration data to the signal processing unit. The configuration data defines a beamforming configuration, filtering configuration and envelope detection configuration for an... Agent: Ultrasonix Medical Corporation

20120232381 - Method for non-invasive quantitative assessment of radioactive tracer levels in the blood stream: A method and system for non-invasive quantitative assessment of radionuclide tracer levels in the blood stream. The method relies on the finding that the gamma-radiation signal acquired using a gamma scintillation probe, is the resultant from a wave-component with changing amplitude, resulting from the radiotracer in the bloodstream and a... Agent: Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut

20120232382 - Multiple sclerosis diagnostic devices and associated methods and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120232383 - Device for injecting contrast media: The invention relates to a medical device for injecting contrast media including at least two separate vessels and immiscible contents inside one and/or both of the vessels, an injector and a distributor arranged such as to establish alternating communication between said vessels and said injector, said medical device being characterised... Agent:

20120232384 - Method and system for tracking of a virtual electrode on a coronary sinus catheter in fluoroscopic images: A method and system for detecting a virtual electrode (VE) on a coronary sinus (CS) catheter in a fluoroscopic image sequence is disclosed. User inputs indicating locations of CS catheter electrodes and a location of a VE are received. A catheter electrode model and a VE part model is initialized... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20120232385 - Radiation imaging device and nuclear medicine diagnostic device using same: The radiation imaging device acquires incident position information of radiation for each detector by setting the size of a through-hole such that at least one pixel is arrayed in a plane view from a direction perpendicular to the detector plane; arranges a septa in displacing from a boundary line between... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120232386 - Valve treatment simulation from medical diagnostic imaging data: Valve treatment simulation is performed from patient specific imaging data for therapy planning. A model of the valve may be generated from the patient specific data automatically or with very minimal user indication of anatomy locations relative to an image. Any characteristics for the valve not extracted from images of... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20120232387 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of determining elasticity index reliability: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and a method of determining elasticity index reliability control transmission and reception of an ultrasonic beam, track displacements in a transmission direction of a plurality of points of a blood vessel in the transmission direction of the ultrasonic beam, calculate an elasticity index of the blood... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120232388 - Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation: Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation are disclosed herein. A method for noninvasive temperature estimation in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology can include, for example, propagating ultrasound waves into tissue and detecting echoes of the ultrasound waves. The ultrasound waves can become nonlinear... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20120232389 - Methods and apparatus for administering local anesthetic: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s)... Agent:

20120232390 - Diagnostic apparatus and method: A diagnostic apparatus and method is provided. A diagnostic apparatus includes a region of interest (ROI) detection unit configured to detect at least one ROI in a diagnostic image formed according to an echo signal returned from a subject, an emphatic image generation unit configured to generate an emphatic image,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120232395 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of the present invention includes a signal transmission section, which supplies a driving pulse to a transducer in order to transmit an ultrasonic transmission signal to an object and transmits to the object a non-inverted component and an inverted component of an ultrasonic waveform, and a... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120232392 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus is provided which includes an ultrasound probe performing ultrasound transmission and reception in different directions and a diagnostic apparatus body combining images different in the direction of transmission and reception to produce an ultrasound image. At least one of ultrasound images to be combined is changed... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120232394 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to the exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure includes: a three-dimensional data generation unit which generates three-dimensional data for each region in the body of a subject based on reflected waves reflecting back from the body of the subject after ultrasound waves have been transmitted... Agent:

20120232391 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a plurality ultrasound probes, an apparatus body for producing an ultrasound image based on the reception data obtained by one of the ultrasound probes, a connection selector for selectively switching a connection between the ultrasound probes and the apparatus body, an interruption detector for detecting... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120232393 - Ultrasound system and signal processing unit configured for time gain and lateral gain compensation: The present invention provides an ultrasound system, which comprises: a signal acquiring unit to transmit an ultrasound signal to an object and acquire an echo signal reflected from the object; a signal processing unit to control TGC (Time Gain Compensation) and LGC (Lateral Gain Compensation) of the echo signal; a... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120232396 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasound probe transmits and receives ultrasonic waves in different directions and the diagnostic apparatus body combines a plurality of images captured in the different directions of transmission and reception to produce an ultrasound image. In this process, the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus measures the temperature of the ultrasound probe to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120232397 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: The ultrasound probe includes a first priority setting unit which sets a priority regarding which of temporal resolution and spatial resolution is given preference, and a measurement parameter setting unit which sets values of measurement parameters relating to the temporal resolution and the spatial resolution in accordance with the priority... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120232399 - Apparatus and method for generating doppler image: A method for generating a Doppler image by using a ultrasound system, the method including: transmitting a ultrasound signal to an object and receiving a response signal reflected from the object; converting the response signal into a plurality of in-phase/quadrature-phase (I/Q) signals having different frequencies; and generating a Doppler image... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20120232398 - Wireless fetal monitoring system: A wireless fetal and maternal monitoring system includes a fetal sensor unit adapted to receive signals indicative of a fetal heartbeat, the sensor optionally utilizing a Doppler ultrasound sensor. A short-range transmission unit sends the signals indicative of fetal heartbeat to a gateway unit, either directly or via an auxiliary... Agent:

20120232400 - Intravascular ultrasonic catheter arrangements: Devices, systems, and methods for intravascular ultrasonic imaging are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus for intravascular ultrasonic imaging is provided. The apparatus includes a flexible elongate member sized for insertion within a vasculature; an ultrasonic transducer array, mounted proximate a distal end of the flexible elongate member, wherein transducer... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120232401 - Ultrasound diagnostic adapter, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, and ultrasound diagnostic method: An ultrasound diagnostic adapter used when diagnosing a subject using an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves, the ultrasound diagnostic adapter includes: a pad which has (i) a main surface that is a surface on a side where the ultrasound probe is disposed, and (ii) a back surface... Agent:

20120232402 - Functional near infrared spectroscopy imaging system and method: Disclosed is a functional NIRS imaging system including an elastomeric cap, a set of transmit optical fibers and a set of receive optical fibers terminating on the inside surface of the elastomeric cap. A pair of light sources combines to produce a collimated light beam at two wavelengths. An optical... Agent:

20120232403 - Mask comfort diagnostic method: A method of evaluating potential for discomfort of a patient (2) caused by an object (4) on the patient. The method includes acquiring (6) a first thermal image (20;40) of the patient, and wearing the object for a predetermined time. The object is removed and a plurality of thermal images... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120232405 - Compact probe for tracer-assisted diagnostic and surgery: A simple and potentially disposable compact probe of FIG. 1, which is primarily aimed to be used for radio-guided or fluorescence-guided surgery, diagnostics or biopsy, and method of using it, is invented. The novel method reduces limitations inherent to the existing technologies. It consists in shifting most of the functions... Agent:

20120232404 - Method and apparatus for rapid detection and diagnosis of tissue abnormalities: A method and apparatus are provided that interrogate, receive, and analyze full emission spectra for at least one fluorescence excitation wavelength and for at least one reflectance measurement to determine tissue characteristics and correlate same to photographic images. Further, the system and method accomplish this measurement rapidly by increasing the... Agent: Spectrx, Inc.

20120232406 - Oral screening device: An oral cancer screening device 10 used for the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue has a power supply 100, an illumination source 200, a selector switch 300 that enables the activation of a specific wavelength of light from the illumination source 200, an electrical system 400 in communication with... Agent: Remicalm LLC

20120232407 - Smart pedicle tool: Various methods and devices are provided for navigating through bone. In one embodiment, a bone navigation device is provided and includes a bone penetrating member configured to be implanted in bone and having at least one optical waveguide extending therethrough. The optical waveguide is adapted to illuminate tissue surrounding the... Agent: Depuy Spine, Inc.

20120232408 - Method and apparatus for cervical cancer screening: The present invention relates to an apparatus for cervical cancer screening, comprising one or more light sources aligned with a beginning of a first optical test path and a beginning of a second optical test path, one or more optical detectors aligned with an end of the first optical test... Agent:

20120232410 - Body-based monitoring of brain electrical activity: Apparatus and methods for monitoring electrical activity within the brain of a person (“brainwaves”) employing electrodes or other sensors connected or placed proximate to portions of the body below the head to develop raw signals. The raw signals are filtered to produce analysis signals including frequency components relevant to brain... Agent: Freer Logic, LLC

20120232409 - System and method for renal artery occlusion during renal denervation therapy: A catheter includes a flexible shaft having a length sufficient to access a patient's renal artery relative to a percutaneous access location. A treatment arrangement is provided at a distal end of the shaft and configured for deployment in the renal artery. The treatment arrangement includes an ablation arrangement configured... Agent:

20120232411 - Pressure measuring system, pressure measuring sensor assembly and a method of measuring a pressure: A pressure measuring System (11, 111, 211) is described comprising a sensor assembly (13, 113, 213) and a vessel adapter (17, 217), with the sensor assembly defining a compartment (19, 119, 219, 220), comprising a measurement port (29, 129, 229, 230), an actuator (21, 121, 221, 222) for enabling and... Agent: Swisstom Ag

20120232412 - Blood pressure measurement device, control method of electronic sphygmomanometer and control program of electronic sphygmomanometer: A sphygmomanometer, in a deflation process after inflation to prescribed pressure adjusts a drive voltage of an exhaust valve such that a deflation speed of a fluid bag achieves a prescribed deflation speed during an adjustment period, which is a prescribed period after starting deflation. When the adjustment period ends... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120232413 - Biometric apparatus: A biometric apparatus includes an instruction issuing unit configured to issue an instruction to an object person to be measured to execute a predetermined state; a pulse sensor configured to measure a pulse rate in the predetermined state; a consumed energy measuring unit configured to measure a consumed energy in... Agent: Tanita Corporation

20120232414 - Composite human physiological stress index based on heart beat and sleep and/or activity history data including actigraphy: Systems and methods are provided for providing a composite stress index representing a quantified stress level that an individual may be experiencing or may have experienced during a time interval of interest. The composite stress index is determined based on a combination of heart beat data representative of cardiac activity... Agent: Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

20120232415 - Method and devices for performing cardiac waveform appraisal: Implementations of various technologies described herein are directed toward a sensing architecture for use in cardiac rhythm management devices. The sensing architecture may provide a method and means for certifying detected events by the cardiac rhythm management device. Moreover, by exploiting the enhanced capability to accurately identifying only those sensed... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.

20120232416 - Methods & systems to determine multi-parameter managed alarm hierarchy during patient monitoring: The present specification discloses systems and methods of patient monitoring in which multiple sensors are used to detect physiological parameters and the data from those sensors are correlated to determine if an alarm should, or should not, be issued, thereby resulting in more precise alarms and fewer false alarms. Electrocardiogram... Agent:

20120232417 - Signal analysis system for heart condition determination: A system for heart performance characterization and abnormality detection includes an interface for receiving sampled data representing an electrical signal indicating electrical activity of a patient heart over multiple heart beat cycles. A signal processor automatically, decomposes the received sampled data to multiple different subcomponent signals in the time domain.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20120232418 - Signal extracting apparatus: A signal extracting apparatus is provided based on independent component analysis with reference for a single measured signal as a signal processing technique that allows stable and quick extraction of a target signal from single measured signal even in a high-noise environment with a high noise ratio against a target... Agent: Tohoku University

20120232419 - Analyzer for nitric oxide in exhaled breath with multiple-use sensor: A high-sensitivity analyzer for nitric oxide in exhaled breath at levels of 200 ppb or less with a sensor containing cytochrome C is rendered capable of multiple uses without the need for installing a new sensor for each use. This capability is achieved by regenerating the analyzer after each use... Agent: Aerocrine Ab

20120232420 - Respiration monitoring: (EN) Respiration of a patient can be monitored by means of a device (ASD) that has the following characteristics. An inlet (IL) receives a pressurized airflow of breathable air from an airflow source. An outlet (OL) applies the pressurized airflow to a mask worn by the patient. An airflow path... Agent: Srett

20120232421 - Apparatus to measure skin moisture content and method of operating the same: A method of measuring skin moisture content, the method including: measuring a differential rate of a skin impedance of a predetermined skin area of a user for a predetermined period of time; and determining that the skin area is a moist area when the differential rate of skin impedance is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120232422 - Response testing for conscious sedation utilizing a non-ear-canal-contacting speaker: A conscious sedation system and a request assembly for a response testing apparatus for a conscious sedation system. The conscious sedation system includes a controller which generates a request for a predetermined response from a patient and which analyses at least a response made by the patient to the request... Agent:

20120232423 - Specimen removal device with gas venting: A removal pouch that is utilized for removing body tissue from the interior of the body as part of a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The specimen removal pouch includes an elongated body and a gas vent. The elongated body has an interior portion to collect specimen from a body cavity... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120232424 - Blood flash needle: A device for drawing fluid from a lumen comprising a body, a first needle portion extending from a forward portion of the body and a second needle portion extending from a rear portion of the body, wherein the body includes an observation portion adapted to allow visual observation of the... Agent: Medigard Limited

20120232425 - 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:

20120232426 - Apparatus and methods for advancing a wire guide: Apparatus and methods for advancing a wire guide (70) in either proximal or distal directions. The apparatus comprises a catheter (30) having proximal and distal (40) regions and a wire guide lumen (32) disposed therebetween. A cavity (60) is disposed in the distal region of the catheter, such that the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120232427 - Sensor, sensor pad and sensor array for detecting infrasonic acoustic signals: A sensor, sensor pad and sensor array for detecting infrasonic signals in a living organism is provided. The sensor, sensor pad and/or array can be utilized for detecting, determining and/or diagnosing level of stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm in arteries, or other similar diagnosis. The sensor can include unique circuitry in... Agent: Cvr Global, Inc.

20120232428 - Method for monitoring a childbirth process: The method is for monitoring a childbirth process of a pregnant woman. A plurality of cervix dilatation data and fetal positioning data are obtained and fed to a device. A plurality of lactate concentrations is measured at time intervals. The measured lactate concentrations are shown on a display of the... Agent:

20120232429 - Sensing force during partial and total knee replacement surgery: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for measuring forces in the space of a knee during surgery. Such forces can be caused by tension in the ligaments of the knee. A femoral member is engaged with a distal femur. While the knee is flexed, partially extended, or fully extended, a... Agent: Synvasive Technology, Inc.

20120232431 - Great toe dorsiflexion detection: A limb movement biosensor for wearing upon a great toe or other appendage, the wearing upon the great toe being particularly useful for sensing dorsiflexion of the great toe as an indicator of contraction of a wearer's tibialis anterior muscle. A particular configuration of one embodiment allows for extended, multi-night... Agent:

20120232432 - Sensor fusion for activity identification: A mobile device monitors accelerations using one or more inertial sensors. A user activity is identified based on the accelerations. A first estimation is made of a user activity statistic associated with the user activity based on the accelerations. Location information is obtained by one or more location based sensors.... Agent:

20120232430 - Universal actigraphic device and method of use therefor: The present disclosure relates to an actigraphic device based on a universal actigraphic platform. Parameters from a plurality of sensors are acquired and correlated for determining a profile of use of the device. The device may be installed on a vehicle, for example a powered wheelchair, or be worn by... Agent:

  
09/06/2012 > 110 patent applications in 69 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120226090 - Protection against and treatment of ionizing radiation: Methods of preparing a proteoliposorne comprise the step of contacting a liposome with an effective portion of RalBP1 to create a proteoliposorne. RalBP1 is effective for the protection and treatment of mammals and the environment against the accumulation of toxic compounds, and prevents accumulation of one or more toxic compounds,... Agent: University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth

20120226091 - Ultrasound neuromodulation treatment of pain: Disclosed are methods and systems and methods for non-invasive neuromodulation using ultrasound to treat acute or chronic pain. The neuromodulation can produce acute effects or Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) or Long-Term Depression (LTD). Included is control of direction of the energy emission, intensity, frequency, pulse duration, and phase/intensity relationships to targeting... Agent:

20120226092 - Intra-subject medical system, method of operating body-insertable apparatus and operative treatment: Provided is an intra-subject medical system which includes a body-insertable device and a physical quantity generator. The body-insertable device is to be introduced into a subject, is covered by a capsule-shaped exterior member, and includes a physical quantity detecting member which has a directivity to detect a predetermined physical quantity;... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120226093 - Magnetic-based systems for treating occluded vessels: Some embodiments provide a system for external manipulation of magnetic nanoparticles in vasculature using a remotely placed magnetic field-generating stator. In one aspect, the systems and methods relate to the control of magnetic nanoparticles in a fluid medium using permanent magnet-based or electromagnetic field-generating stator sources. Such a system can... Agent: Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.

20120226094 - Targeting orthopaedic device landmarks: Targeting sensors for use in targeting landmarks of orthopaedic devices. The sensors include a non-cylindrical mounting platform such as a printed circuit board and at least two mounted or printed sensor coils to provide a low profile sensor assembly which can be placed in a predetermined position and orientation on... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20120226095 - Personal item with energy enhancement arrangement: A personal item includes a body being carried by a user and a plurality of different energy elements secured in the body. The energy elements are selected from a group consisting of hologram element, germanium, titanium, and an element carrying negative ions for generating a particular magnetic force which helps... Agent:

20120226097 - Blood pump: A blood pump (26) includes a stator assembly (122) that includes a motor stator, a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly (120) includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller (40) rotatable about an axis (44) to move fluid from the inlet (24) to the... Agent:

20120226096 - Ventricular cuff: In one general aspect, an implant includes a cuff defining an opening configured to receive a cannula coupled to a heart pump. The implant includes a coupling mechanism having a first position and a second position, the cuff being uncoupled from the cannula in the first position and the coupling... Agent:

20120226098 - Stimulation of the urinary system: Apparatus and methods are described including identifying a subject as suffering from an impaired body system, the body system being selected from the group consisting of: a cardiovascular system and a renal system. In response thereto, a structure is inserted inside a bladder of the subject, and the bladder is... Agent: Nephera Ltd.

20120226099 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: an endoscope including at least an elongated insertion section having flexibility and an image pickup device, the insertion section including, at a distal end portion, an observation window forming an observation optical system and an illumination window forming an illumination optical system and the image pickup... Agent:

20120226100 - Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic... Agent:

20120226101 - Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration device: A handle for a medical device comprises a proximal segment defining a proximal lumen extending therethrough and sized and shaped to receive an endoscopic medical device therein. A medial segment is received within a distal portion of the proximal segment and has an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter... Agent:

20120226102 - Image obtainment method and apparatus: In an image-obtainment-apparatus that obtains an image of an observation-region by imaging, by an imaging-device, light output from the observation-region illuminated with illumination-light, when the light-amount of the illumination-light illuminated the observation-region is less than or equal to first-threshold-value, the electronic-shutter-speed is controlled at first-constant-speed, and the light-amount of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120226103 - Steerable catheter: The present invention relates to a steerable catheter device and method of using the same comprising a catheter body having a distal section. The distal section of the catheter body has an inner lumen, and one or more steering lumen radially offset from the inner lumen. The steering lumen comprise... Agent:

20120226104 - Endoscope: A distal end portion successively provided from an insertion part distal end of an endoscope is provided with an air supply and water supply nozzle, an observation window, and illumination windows, and are formed with mutually parallel first and second flat surfaces. The surface of the observation window is disposed... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120226105 - Surgical access apparatus and method: A surgical access device is adapted for performing laparoscopic surgical procedures with at least one instrument passing through the surgical access device and through an incision in the abdominal wall of a patient with the abdominal cavity pressurized with an insufflation gas. The surgical access device comprises an access seal.... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20120226106 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20120226107 - Apparatus and method for securing ocular tissue: An ocular fixation device includes a body configured to be placed on an eye. The ocular fixation device also includes multiple twist picks configured to be turned to secure the body to the eye and to release the body from the eye. The body includes connection points on which a... Agent: Refocus Ocular, Inc.

20120226114 - Apparatus and method for calculating caloric expenditure using posture: Systems and methods for estimating caloric expenditure. The systems can include a physiological sensor to measure a patient's physical activity, and a posture sensor to measure the patient's posture. An estimated caloric expenditure can be calculated based on data from the physiological sensor and the posture sensor. For example, the... Agent:

20120226113 - Computerized injury management process: A method for aiding a physician in examining, diagnosing and treating an injured patient has the steps of creating a computer database that converts a selected injured body part to a sorted group of one or more preliminary diagnoses with examination protocols for each preliminary diagnosis; conducting recommended examination protocols... Agent:

20120226108 - Detecting, assessing and managing extreme epileptic events: Methods and apparatus for identifying an extreme epileptic state/event in a patient are provided. One method includes determining at least one of an autonomic index, a neurologic index, a metabolic index, an endocrine index, or a tissue stress index, where at least one determined index is based upon body data.... Agent:

20120226110 - Multiple sensor input for structure identification: A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120226111 - Physiological and environmental monitoring methods: Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is... Agent:

20120226112 - Physiological and environmental monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is... Agent:

20120226109 - Pulmonary embolism diagnostic methods and associated devices and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120226115 - Stack magazine system: A meter system for analyzing body fluids includes a supply magazine for storing a stack of test elements, a meter for analyzing fluid samples, and a transport system for transporting test elements from the supply magazine to the meter. The test element in one embodiment includes a lancet integrated test... Agent:

20120226116 - Test media cassette for bodily fluid testing device: A bodily fluid sampling device includes a piercing device and a sensor enclosed in a housing. A cassette, which contains test media, is positioned proximal to the sensor so that the sensor is able to analyze a bodily fluid sample collected on the test media. The cassette includes a supply... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20120226117 - Handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and non invasive glucose measurements: The present disclosure includes a handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and noninvasive glucose measurements. In an embodiment, the device creates a patient specific calibration using a measurement protocol of minimally invasive measurements and noninvasive measurements, eventually creating a patient specific noninvasive glucometer. Additionally, embodiments of the present... Agent:

20120226118 - Implantable sensor: A sensor is described for sensing a substance such as for example glucose. The sensor is implantable in the body of a living creature. The sensor comprises a photonic integrated circuit, e.g. silicon-photonics, based radiation processor for spectrally processing radiation interacting with the sample. A continuous monitoring system also is... Agent:

20120226119 - Vivo tumor vasculature imaging: The present invention relates to non-invasive methods of and uses for in vivo imaging tumor vasculature in a subject comprising detecting a fluorescence labelled anti-CD31 antibody. In a further aspect the present invention relates to non-invasive methods of and uses for in vivo monitoring the therapeutic efficacy of an anti-angiogenic... Agent: Hoffmann-la Roche Inc.

20120226120 - Cardiac monitoring: A device for monitoring a heart includes a lead wire having a first end and a second end, the second end in contact with tissue of the heart; a first sensor disposed along the length of the lead wire; and a second sensor disposed at the second end of the... Agent: Tufts Medical Center, Inc.

20120226121 - Calibration techniques for a continuous analyte sensor: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for calibrating a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes one or more electrodes to measure an additional analyte. Such measurements may provide a baseline or sensitivity measurement for use in calibrating the sensor. Furthermore, baseline and/or sensitivity... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120226122 - Inserter for in-vitro analyte sensor: A device and method for implanting an analyte sensor into a subcutaneous fat layer is presented. The device comprises a housing that is positioned above the subcutaneous fat layer, a blade shuttle, and a sensor shuttle. In one embodiment, a spring is compressed between the blade shuttle and the sensor... Agent:

20120226124 - Insulin pump based expert system: An apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, an input configured to receive blood glucose data, a user interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump, the input, and the user interface. The controller includes a blood glucose data module to compare the blood glucose data to a... Agent:

20120226123 - Lancing device having saddle-shaped tip: A tip (41) for use with a lancing device (11). A wall extends upwardly from a base and forms a substantially saddle-shaped distal surface for interfacing with a patient's skin. An opening (43) extends entirely through the tip. The tip (41) is movably received by a pressure sleeve assembly. The... Agent:

20120226125 - Electrode for physiological signal measurements and method for making same: The present invention is concerned with an electrode and electrode catheter using thin metallic threads or wires, for example, microwires having diameters as low as 10−6 to 10−4 meters or less. The embodiments allow for the efficient mounting of at least one electrode on a catheter, resulting in the creation... Agent:

20120226126 - Method and apparatus for acquiring data relating to a physiological condition of a subject when chest wall access is limited: An apparatus for acquiring and outputting data relating to a physiological condition of a subject, the apparatus including: a sensor device including an accelerometer provided in a tube for insertion into an esophagus of said subject, the sensor device for detecting, converting and transmitting digital signals corresponding to analog ballistocardiograph... Agent: Heart Force Medical Inc.

20120226127 - Device for positioning electrodes on a user's scalp: A device (1) is described for positioning electrodes on a user's scalp. It comprises a housing (3), for example a headpiece of a headphones device, which can be put around a user's head. An elastic element (11) and a plurality of electrodes are positioned, so that once the housing (3)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120226128 - Electrode for living body and device for detecting living signal: A biosignal measurement device includes an electrode and a signal processing member. The electrode includes an insulation sheet having a hole, a device contact portion provided on the top surface of the insulation sheet and a body contact portion provided on the bottom surface of the insulation sheet, the device... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120226129 - Ecg lead wire organizer and dispenser: An ECG lead set including an ECG electrode assembly and a lead set hub. ECG electrode includes at least one electrode configured to receive biopotential signals from a patient, a plug connector for connecting said ECG electrode assembly, a web, connected between the at least one electrode and the plug... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120226131 - Ecg lead wire organizer and dispenser: An ECG lead set including an ECG electrode assembly and a lead set hub. ECG electrode includes at least one electrode configured to receive biopotential signals from a patient, a plug connector for connecting said ECG electrode assembly, a web, connected between the at least one electrode and the plug... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120226130 - Systems, methods, and devices having stretchable integrated circuitry for sensing and delivering therapy: System, devices and methods are presented that integrate stretchable or flexible circuitry, including arrays of active devices for enhanced sensing, diagnostic, and therapeutic capabilities. The invention enables conformal sensing contact with tissues of interest, such as the inner wall of a lumen, a the brain, or the surface of the... Agent: Mc10, Inc.

20120226133 - Implantable mems intraocular pressure sensor devices and methods for glaucoma monitoring: An implantable device for measuring IOP comprises a distal portion, a proximal portion and a conformable elongate support extending between the distal portion and the proximal portion. The distal portion comprises a pressure sensor, for example a capacitor, and the proximal portion comprises a coil. The conformable elongate support extends... Agent: Orthomems, Inc.

20120226132 - Implantable ophthalmic mems sensor devices and methods for eye surgery: Methods and apparatus for measurement of IOP following glaucoma surgery comprise an implant device having a pressure sensitive capacitor and coil sized for placement along the tissue drainage path, to monitor the success of the surgery and measure IOP directly. The implantable sensor device may comprise a MEMS based capacitive... Agent: Orthomems, Inc.

20120226134 - System and method for controlling therapy machine: A system for controlling a therapy machine is a method for controlling a therapy machine for irradiating radiation onto a patient whose body has been stabilized. The method acquires a video signal constituted by a plurality of pixels including information on the posture of the patient; converts the video signal... Agent: Samsung Life Welfare Foundation

20120226135 - Primary source mirror for biomagnetometry: Apparatus and methods to enable the complete detection and assessment of electric currents flowing in a conductive medium not only parallel, but also perpendicular to the boundary separating the conducting medium from a non-conducting medium by means of a magnetometer located outside of the conducting medium itself.... Agent: Moment Technologies, LLC

20120226137 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and sar estimation method: In order to further improve the accuracy of SAR estimation by accurately estimating, for each object, the energy of RF pulses absorbed into a part of an object, for example, a head, on the basis of measurement performed before main imaging, a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging apparatus estimates a head... Agent:

20120226136 - Methods and devices of detection, grading, monitoring, and follow-up of fibrosis: Methods and devices of detection, grading, monitoring and follow-up fibrosis in a tissue or an organ of a subject using nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, particularly spin-lattice relaxation time in the rotating frame, which is also called spin lock relaxation time (T1rho).... Agent: The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

20120226139 - Method and composition for hyperthermally treating cells: A method and composition for hyperthermally diagnosing and monitoring treatment of cells with photoacoustic sound and nanoparticles.... Agent:

20120226138 - Methods for the identification and targeting of brain regions and structures and treatments related thereto: Disclosed herein are methods for identifying and targeting brain regions and brain structures. In one embodiment, a method of identifying a brain structure in a patient comprises imaging a brain region using Diffusion Tensor Imaging MRI to identify a nerve tract, following the nerve tract to a first brain structure,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120226140 - Systems and methods for remote monitoring of signals sensed by an implantable medical device during an mri: Systems and methods are provided for allowing an implantable medical device, such as pacemaker, to properly sense electrophysiological signals and hemodynamic signals within a patient during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure. Systems and methods are also provided for allowing the implantable medical device to transmit the sensed data to... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120226141 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a structural information acquisition unit, an abnormal part detection unit, an imaging region setting unit and an imaging unit. The structural information acquisition unit is configured to acquire anatomical structural information based on first image data of an object. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120226142 - Implantable or insertable nuclear magnetic resonant imaging system: Nuclear Magnetic Resonant Imaging (also called Magnetic Resonant Imaging or “MRI”) devices which are implantable, internal or insertable are provided. The disclosure describes ways to miniaturize, simplify, calibrate, cool, and increase the utility of MRI systems for structural investigative purposes, and for biological investigation and potential treatment. It teaches use... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120226143 - Catheter electrode that can simultaneously emit electrical energy and facilitate visualization by magnetic resonance imaging: A catheter comprises an elongate body extending along a first longitudinal axis and having an outermost radial surface; a coil wound in a substantially cylindrical shape and extending along a second longitudinal axis that is coincident with the first longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the coil is proximate... Agent:

20120226146 - Deployable marker and method for deployment: A marker for marking the location of an internal area in the human body comprising a cap unit, and at least one attachment unit affixed to the cap unit, the at least one attachment unit capable of piercing a surface of a region in response to a vertical force applied... Agent:

20120226147 - Devices, systems, and methods for locating magnetic injection fill ports: Devices, systems, and methods provide accurate and consistent identification of the center of a magnetic infusion port.... Agent:

20120226149 - Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic... Agent:

20120226148 - Medical device position guidance system with wireless connectivity between a noninvasive and an invasive device: A medical device position guidance system having a noninvasive medical device communicable with an invasive medical device. The system provides outputs useful to assess the position of an invasive medical device in an animal, such as a human. A magnetic field is used to gather information about the position of... Agent: Corpak Medystems, Inc.

20120226144 - System and method for feeding tube placement: A system and method for monitoring the placement of a feeding tube in the jejunum of a patient includes a system comprising a feeding tube and a tubular member received in a passageway extending through the feeding tube. The tubular member is sized relative to the feeding tube such that... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120226145 - Transcutaneous robot-assisted ablation-device insertion navigation system: A robotic system for overlapping radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in tumor treatment is disclosed. The robot assisted navigation system is formed of a robotic manipulator and a control system designed to execute preoperatively planned needle trajectories. Preoperative imaging and planning is followed by interoperative robot execution of the ablation treatment plan.... Agent: National University Of Singapore

20120226150 - Visual tracking and annotaton of clinically important anatomical landmarks for surgical interventions: A visual tracking and annotation system for surgical intervention includes an image acquisition and display system arranged to obtain image streams of a surgical region of interest and of a surgical instrument proximate the surgical region of interest and to display acquired images to a user; a tracking system configured... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20120226151 - Imaging apparatus for diagnosis: An imaging apparatus for diagnosis is connected detachably with a probe having a first transmitting and receiving unit repeating electric signal transmission and reception and a second transmitting and receiving unit repeating optical signal transmission and reception, obtains a reflected signal inside a body cavity or lumen from the first... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120226153 - Deep vein thrombosis diagnostic methods and associated devices and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Deep Vein Thrombosis or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Deep Vein Thrombosis or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated,... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120226156 - Meibomian gland imaging: A method of evaluating dry eye in humans wherein the flow of naturally occurring secretion to the eye is reduced or stopped due to the presence of an obstruction of a meibomian gland in the eyelid involves applying a pressure to the eyelid that mimics pressure applied during blinking; and... Agent: Tearscience, Inc.

20120226154 - Pulmonary embolism therapeutic methods using therapeutic inflatable occlusive devices and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120226155 - Therapeutic ablation devices, systems, and methods for multiple sclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120226152 - Tumor tracking system and method for radiotherapy: A system and method for tracking a tumor includes a regression module for selecting, using a motion signal and a regression function, a feature signal from a set of feature signals, each feature signal in the set of feature signals represents a medical image of the body of the patient,... Agent:

20120226157 - Method of injecting fluids from a dual syringe injector system: An injector for injecting fluid from at least one syringe. The syringe having a plunger. The injector includes a drive member operable to engage the plunger of the syringe. A control system configured to control the at least one drive member. At least one mode operable from the control system.... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20120226158 - System and method for correcting errors in shear wave measurements arising from ultrasound beam geometry: A system and method for measuring mechanical properties of a tissue using an ultrasound system is provided. Ultrasound energy is applied to the tissue using the ultrasound system in order to produce shear waves that propagate in the tissue. Measurement data are then acquired by directing ultrasound detection pulses into... Agent:

20120226161 - Methods and systems for configuring ultrasound systems for ultrasound examinations: A method for configuring an ultrasound system for an examination comprises displaying a plurality of examination categories for selection by a user, receiving a user-selected examination category, identifying any probes connected to the ultrasound system, determining which of the connected probes are suitable for the user-selected examination category, for each... Agent: Ultrasonix Medical Corporation

20120226159 - Ultrasonic scanning system and ultrasound image enhancement method: An ultrasonic measurement system comprises a processor configured for enhancing a received ultrasonic signal, where the received ultrasonic signal is a frequency domain signal. The enhancing involves deconvolving the received ultrasonic signal to yield a filtered signal, determining autoregressive extrapolation parameters based on frequency amplitude fluctuations of the filtered signal... Agent:

20120226160 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus comprises: an ultrasound probe which performs transmission and reception of ultrasonic beams using a transducer array according to a mode selected by an operator from a low image quality mode and a high image quality mode, and which processes reception signals outputted from the transducer array... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120226162 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound probe includes a transducer array including vibrators arrayed in an azimuth direction each of which constitutes a single channel and has first transducer centrally located in an elevation direction and second transducers located on both sides of the first transducer, a first transmission and reception section for the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120226163 - Medical doppler ultrasound system for locating and tracking blood flow: Systems and methods for processing echo signals in a Doppler ultrasound system from a region of interest. An ultrasound beam is electronically steered to deliver ultrasound to and receive echo signals from a plurality of sample locations in the region of interest. The echo signals for each sample location are... Agent: Spentech, Inc.

20120226164 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, method of transmitting and receiving ultrasonic wave, and program for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic wave: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes plural ultrasound transducers which perform transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves toward a target site of a subject containing a puncture needle. A method of transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave uses the ultrasound transducers. The apparatus and the method form an ultrasonic beam to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120226165 - Ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound endoscope includes: a bending portion; a distal end rigid portion which is located on a distal end side with respect to the bending portion; and a connection portion making up the distal end rigid portion, for connecting the ultrasound observation section with the bending portion, wherein the connection... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120226166 - Delivery of biological compounds to ischemic and/or infarcted tissue: The delivery of biological compounds to ischemic and/or infarcted tissue are described herein where such a system may include a deployment catheter and an attached imaging hood deployable into an expanded configuration. In use, the imaging hood is placed against or adjacent to a region of tissue to be imaged... Agent: Voyage Medical, Inc.

20120226167 - Method and device for the optical spectroscopic identification of cervical cancer: A medical examination device used for the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue has an illumination source, a visualization unit, a contacting optical probe, a detector and a process unit. One embodiment of the apparatus includes both a non-contacting macroscopic viewing device (the visualization unit) for visualizing an interior surface... Agent: Remicalm, LLC

20120226168 - Detecting, assessing and managing extreme seizure events: Methods, system and apparatus for identifying an extreme epileptic state/event in a patient are provided. In one aspect, at least two seizure events are identified. At least one inter-seizure interval (ISI) value related to the at least two seizure events are determined. The ISI value is compared to at least... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, LLC

20120226169 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: In an electronic sphygmomanometer, a protruding member is provided in an outside surface of a first air port connection head, and when a first air port is pushed into the first air port connection head, the protruding member passes over a first shielding plate while elastically deforming and reaches a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120226170 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: A first oscillation circuit and a second oscillation circuit are connected to a first pressure sensor and a second pressure sensor, respectively, and oscillate based on the capacity values of the corresponding pressure sensors. The first oscillation circuit and the second oscillation circuit operate in response to instruction from a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120226171 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: In an electronic sphygmomanometer, the thickness of the second connection tube is set to be lower than the thickness of the first connection tube, and therefore, even if error has occurred in the structural dimensions of the pressure sensor air tube, the error can be absorbed as a result of... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120226172 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: In an electronic sphygmomanometer, a first pressure sensor and a second pressure sensor are disposed on a front surface side that serves as a first main surface of an internal circuit board, following a horizontal direction (the X direction) that is orthogonal to the direction in which the internal circuit... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120226173 - Systems and methods for measuring arterial stiffness: Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring a patient that includes a cuff configured to inflate to at least partially occlude an artery of the patient and a cuff controller configured to control inflation and deflation of the cuff. The system also includes a sensor configured to receive a signal... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20120226174 - Pulse wave velocity measurement device and pulse wave velocity measurement program: In a pulse wave velocity measurement device (10), reference times (T1, T2) for an ejection wave component (S1) and a reflected component (S2) of a pulse wave S are detected by a reference time detection unit (2), and amplitudes (W1, W2) of the pulse wave (S) that correspond to the... Agent:

20120226175 - Touch-sensitive display apparatus capable of measuring pulse rate and method thereof: A touch-sensitive display apparatus includes a multi-touch screen, a processor, and a network unit. The processor controls the apparatus to enter a pulse rate measuring mode, records the number of the touched touch points in each scanning period, and determines a curve according to all the recorded numbers within a... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120226176 - Devices and methods for receiving physiological signals: An electronic device for receiving a physiological signal of a user comprises a physiological signal receiving device and a computing device. The physiological signal receiving device comprises: a sensor, configured to receive the physiological signal of the user; a first processor, coupled to the sensor, and configured to convert the... Agent: Wistron Corp.

20120226177 - Ecg lead wire organizer and dispenser: An ECG lead set including an ECG electrode assembly and a lead set hub. ECG electrode includes at least one electrode configured to receive biopotential signals from a patient, a plug connector for connecting said ECG electrode assembly, a web, connected between the at least one electrode and the plug... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120226178 - Automatic cardiac therapy advisor with hidden markov model processing: A method of automatically determining which type of treatment is most appropriate for (or the physiological state of) a patient. The method comprises transforming one or more time domain measurements from the patient into frequency domain data representative of the frequency content of the time domain measurements; processing the frequency... Agent:

20120226179 - Implanted multichamber cardiac device with selective use of reliable atrial information: An implantable medical device acquires a first cardiac signal in a first heart chamber and a second cardiac signal in a second heart chamber. The device determines if the first signal is unreliable. In response to determining the first signal to be unreliable, the device switches from a first cardiac... Agent:

20120226181 - Non-invasive method for assessing tissue perfusion in a patient: The present invention pertains to a non-invasive way of assessing tissue perfusion in a patient, especially for treatment follow-up and prognosis of septic shock. More specifically, tissue perfusion is assessed by measuring the cutaneous partial pressure of carbon dioxide of said patient, for example at ear lobe with a PCO2... Agent: Assistance Publique - Hopitaux De Paris

20120226180 - User unit for determining output parameters from breath gas analyses: Shown and described is a user unit (1) for determining output parameters from respiratory gas analyses, particularly for use in spiroergometry devices, with a preferably replaceable breathing tube (2) and a housing part (3), wherein the breathing tube (2), also preferably, can be inserted into the housing part (3) in... Agent: Aceos Gmbh

20120226182 - Disposable thermal sensor for use with a cannula: An airflow sensor (thermal sensor assembly) that is designed to adhesively attach to different styles of a cannula and that can detect the movement of respiratory air through the nasal and/or oral cavities. When secured to the cannula, the airflow sensor has its nasal and oral sensing elements in positions... Agent: Braebon Medical Corporation

20120226183 - Evacuated air chamber: An improved evacuated air chamber having a plurality of generally flat exterior walls, a closed end, and an open end wherein the open end is provided with a resealable stopper and septum; an impervious disc may be provided between the septum and the tube interior.... Agent: Quintron Instrument Company

20120226184 - Respiratory monitoring: A patient interface in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention is configured to be at least partially carried by a patient and to receive gas exhaled by the patient. The patient interface includes first and second cannula tubes each having a first end and a second end, the... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20120226185 - Readiness potential-based brain-computer interface device and method: The present invention provides a brain-computer interface device. The brain-computer interface device may include: a preprocessor for preprocessing a readiness potential signal measured by a brain wave detection device; a noise eliminator for eliminating noise from the preprocessed readiness potential signal; a signal processor for extracting features related to a... Agent: Seoul National University R&db Foundation

20120226186 - Method for determining the level of analgesia of a sedated or narcotized individual: The invention pertains to a method for determining the level of analgesia of a sedated individual, to the use of an apparatus for determining the level of analgesia of a sedated individual (so called “pain monitor”), as well as the use of an evoked pain-specific reflex response of a sedated... Agent:

20120226187 - Vestibular implant: A vestibular implant comprising a stimulation unit to generate electric stimuli and deliver to electrode arrays is disclosed. The stimulation unit generates electric stimuli in response to a user input or continuously generates electrical stimuli. The electrode arrays comprise electrodes and are adapted for placement within a semicircular canal of... Agent: University Of Washington Center For Commercialization

20120226189 - Cell sampling device: The invention relates to a swallowable cell sampling device comprising an abrasive material capable of collecting cells from the surface of the oesophagus, and a means for retrieval wherein the means for retrieval comprises a cord, characterised in that the cord is attached to the abrasive material by means of... Agent: Medical Research Council

20120226188 - Parametric control of volume streams: The invention relates to a medical device for infusion of an active ingredient or removal of a body tissue or body liquid comprising: a outlet device for infusion of an active ingredient to a body tissue; a receptacle for storing the active ingredient to which the outlet device is attachable;... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120226190 - Device for cauterising tissue and uses thereof: A device for cauterising tissue is arranged to be mounted to a biopsy and/or sampling instrument and includes a conductive cauterising portion and means for heating the cauterising portion. The device may be mounted either permanently or releasably removable from the biopsy and/or sampling instrument.... Agent: Jabez Hope Pte Ltd

20120226194 - Apparatus and methods for blocking needle and cannula tracts: Apparatus and methods for blocking needle tracts are disclosed. In some embodiments, the needle tracts are blocked by using a needle that includes an elongated shaft that defines an outer surface, and a polymer coating applied to the outer surface of the shaft, the coating being adapted to block the... Agent:

20120226193 - Biopsy device with rotatable tissue sample holder: A biopsy device comprises a probe body, a cannula extending distally from the probe body, a cutter moveable relative to the cannula to sever tissue, and a tissue sample holder coupled with the probe body. The tissue sample holder comprises a rotatable member having a plurality of recesses to receive... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20120226191 - Ergonomic biopsy instrument: Biopsy instruments having an ergonomic design are described. A biopsy instrument comprises a housing, a needle assembly, and a handle. The needle assembly includes a cannula that defines a lumen and a stylet slidably disposed within the lumen. The housing and the handle have longitudinal axes that intersect at an... Agent:

20120226192 - Method for obtaining a tissue biopsy specimen: A biopsy needle system includes a carrier. A trocar is inserted into the carrier for percutaneous insertion to a biopsy site. A biopsy needle is inserted into the carrier, replacing the trocar, for removal of a tissue biopsy specimen. A biopsy needle and a method for obtaining a tissue biopsy... Agent:

20120226195 - Lancet integrated test element tape dispenser: A lancet integrated test element tape includes a plurality of lancet integrated test elements. The lancet integrated test elements each include a lancet configured to form an incision in tissue and a test element configured to analyze body fluid from the incision in the tissue. A cartridge includes a supply... Agent:

20120226196 - Apparatus and method for uroflowmetry: The present invention generally pertains to an apparatus and a method for uroflowmetry. Uroflowmetry can generally be defined as the collection and measurement of a patient's urination for the purpose of determining urine flow data that are necessary to analyze the patient's urination by comparing the patient's urine flow data... Agent:

20120226197 - Limb volume accommodation in people with limb amputation: A prosthetic sock monitoring system is disclosed. The sock monitoring system includes a storage device and a data collection unit. The data collection unit is operable to receive data from at least one sensor coupled to a prosthetic sock that is wearable by a patient, and store the received data... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20120226198 - Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes: Systems and processes for tracking anatomy, instrumentation, trial implants, implants, and references, and rendering images and data related to them in connection with surgical operations, for example total knee arthroplasties (“TKA”). These systems and processes are accomplished by using a computer to intraoperatively obtain images of body parts and to... Agent:

20120226199 - The device for detecting and following up a complete or partial anterior cruciate ligament injury by means of comparing the two limbs: The aim of the invention is to make improvements to the “GNRB®” device for detecting and following up an ACL injury, one improvement comprising a system for positioning the knee at a flexion of 20° to 90°, characterized by two separate seat portions which are pivotable relative to one another... Agent: Genourob

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