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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 105 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories.
20130123565 - Quality assurance device and method in radiotherapy: The invention relates to a method of quality assurance of an apparatus for radiotherapy (10) by a photon beam (20) directed toward an object or a patient (30), comprising the following steps: the object or the patient (30) is galvanically isolated from a reference potential; a pico-ammeter (60) is linked... Agent: Qray Sprl
20130123566 - Radiation sensitization agents for prostate cancer: Compositions and methods are provided for sensitizing neoplastic cells to radiotherapy. The invention provides aptamer-inhibitory nucleic acid chimeras that selectively inliibit the expression of radiosensitizing genes in neoplastic cells expressing a cell surface molecule that binds the aptamer.... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130123567 - System and method for planning and monitoring multi-dose radiopharmaceutical usage on radiopharmaceutical injectors: A method for planning and monitoring radio pharmaceutical usage during a plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures includes: providing a schedule of the plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures to produce a planned patient schedule; based on the planned patient schedule, calculating a multi-dose container configuration for use during the... Agent: Medrad, Inc.
20130123568 - Universal closed-loop electrical stimulation system: A universal closed-loop functional electrical stimulation system comprising at least one electrode assembly adapted to deliver an electrical stimulation signal to the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, or muscles of a user, a sensor system adapted to detect a mechanical response to a muscle stimulation signal of at least... Agent: Stimdesigns LLC
20130123569 - Blood flow control element: Apparatus for treating obstructive blood flow disorders, is provided, including (1) an external device, configured for placement outside of a body of a subject and to sense a factor of the subject, and to generate a signal in response to the sensed factor, and (2) an implant, which comprises a... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.
20130123570 - Haptic communicator and sensor device: A human-computer interface apparatus and methods of use are disclosed herein. Several types of haptic stimulator are provided. A breathing apparatus that mimics the inhaling and/or exhaling motion of breathing is provided. Additionally, a hugging apparatus mimicking a hug is also provided. Additionally, interaction with an individual through sensing the... Agent: Design Poetry LLC
20130123572 - System and method for soothing children: The invention is a bracelet providing audio output adapted to soothe children. It provides a practical solution to the problem of babies who are fussy and having trouble sleeping. Whether the baby suffers from colic or a cold, is teething or just fussy, the inventive bracelet provides a possible solution... Agent:
20130123571 - Systems and methods for streaming psychoacoustic therapies: Systems and methods for prescribing a psychoacoustic therapy to a patient or a psychoacoustic program to a user, wherein the therapy or program elements are capable of being streamed or are downloadable to the patient or user over an Internet or other network connection.... Agent:
20130123573 - Interior needle stick guard stems for tubes: Generally described herein are apparatus, systems and methods related to a stem insertable into the access port tubing for the prevention of fluid leaks. More particularly, the stem or stems may be larger than the interior diameter of the access port tubing thereby providing a fluid seal to keep the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130123574 - Pre-loaded septum for use with an access port: Generally described herein are apparatus, systems and methods related to a pre-loaded septum insertable in an access port housing for increasing the control of the compression within the septum and the interference between the septum and the housing. For example, a pair of washers having mating portions may be positioned... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130123575 - Position information estimation system: A position information estimation system includes: a body-insertable apparatus that is inserted into a subject and moves through an inside of the subject; a receiving unit that receives information from the body-insertable apparatus; and an information processor that performs processes on the information acquired from the receiving unit. The receiving... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130123576 - Processor for electronic endoscope and electronic endoscope apparatus: A processor for an electronic endoscope includes first and second image storing units and a controller, which in a first mode, image data is converted sequentially into a video signal and is outputted while being stored sequentially in the first and second image storing units. In a second mode, image... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20130123577 - Devices, systems, and methods for controlling field of view in imaging systems: Devices, systems, and methods for controlling the field of view in imaging systems are provided. For example, in one embodiment an imaging system includes a flexible elongate member sized and shaped for use within an internal structure of a patient, an imaging transducer positioned within the distal portion of the... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20130123578 - Endoscope system and control method of the endoscope system: The present invention provides an endoscope system having a scope unit including an image capturing unit, a nonvolatile memory storing specific parameters of the scope unit, an image processing device, a first data transmission unit in the image processing device, transmitting a first packet including a signal for requesting, a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130123579 - Illuminated tubing set: An illuminated medical tubing set that provides visual indications of characteristics relating to the type and operating status of the tubing. An illuminated tubing set system generally comprises an optical element, a fluid conduit, and a power source. In general, the fluid conduit is used to transmit fluid in a... Agent:
20130123580 - Enhanced control of flexible endoscopes through human-machine interface: An electromechanical drive system with drop-in capability allows manipulation of the majority of existing endoscopes. The invention does not require retrofitting of existing endoscopes and maintains the current clinical workflow. The drive system can be controlled through a human/machine interface, which could consist of a variety of different input devices,... Agent: The Children's National Medical Center
20130123581 - Self-retaining retractor: A tissue retractor generally includes a pair of arms that are pivotally coupled to each other and each have a finger grip portion on a first end and a working portion arranged on an opposite second end. Each of the second ends comprises an elongated shaft that extends along an... Agent: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
20130123582 - Tissue monitoring surgical retractor system: An apparatus for monitoring the characteristics of tissue adjacent a surgical site and communicating that information to a health care provider includes a retractor, a sensor, and a processing system. The sensor is disposed on the retractor and is configured to measure a parameter indicative of at least one characteristic... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20130123583 - System and method for analyzing digital media preferences to generate a personality profile: A system and method for assessing a personality profile includes a database that holds known control data that includes correlations between musical preference patterns and psychological indications. The system also includes a processor that executes an input module, a processing module, and an output module. The input module receives information... Agent:
20130123584 - Devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep with an implantable device: Described here are implantable devices and methods for monitoring physiological information relating to sleep. The implantable devices are generally designed to include at least one sensor for sensing physiological information, a processor for processing the physiological information using low computational power to detect a sleep stage, and a battery. The... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20130123585 - Portable brainwave measuring and controlling system: The present invention relates to a portable brainwave measuring method, which measures a weak brainwave signal detected from a human scalp through a noninvasive method to measure a degree of concentration through an analysis and process of the detected brainwave signal, and a control method enabled for short distance control... Agent:
20130123586 - Device, system and method for measurement and analysis of contractile activity: A method and system for determining intestinal dysfunction condition are provided by classifying and analyzing image frames captured in-vivo. The method and system also relate to the detection of contractile activity in intestinal tracts, to automatic detection of video image frames taken in the gastrointestinal tract including contractile activity, and... Agent: Given Imaging Ltd.
20130123588 - Method and apparatus for estimating water reserves: A system and method are provided for a water reserve index. The method includes determining a lean water fraction of tissue for at least one tissue site and determining skin thickness for the at least one tissue site. The lean water fraction and skin thickness are combined to produce a... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130123587 - Sem scanner sensing apparatus, system and methodology for early detection of ulcers: A handheld, conforming capacitive sensing apparatus configured to measure Sub-Epidermal Moisture (SEM) as a mean to detect and monitor the formation of pressure ulcers. The device incorporates an array of electrodes which are excited to measure and scan SEM in a programmable and multiplexed manner by a battery-less RF-powered chip.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130123589 - Wearable device, biological gas measurement device and method: One aspect of the present invention relates to a wearable device worn in contact with a user's skin including a gas reservoir structure configured to, when the user wears the wearable device, form a space for accumulating a biological gas component released from a skin surface or expiration of the... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130123590 - Constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method: An object of the present invention is to provide a noninvasive constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method, in which accurate measurement can be performed by superimposing two photoacoustic signals having the same frequency and reverse phases to nullify the effect from the other constituent occupying... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
20130123591 - Constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method: An object of the present invention is to provide a noninvasive constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method, in which accurate measurement can be performed by superimposing two photoacoustic signals having the same frequency and reverse phases to nullify the effect from the other constituent occupying... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
20130123592 - Systems and methods for determining physiological parameters using measured analyte values: Systems and methods for determining a physiological parameter in a patient are provided. In certain embodiments, a system can include an analyte detection system configured to measure first analyte data in a fluid sample received from a patient, a medical sensor configured to measure second analyte data in the patient,... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation
20130123593 - Oximeter ambient light cancellation: A pulse oximeter method and apparatus which provides (1) a notch filter at a distance between a modulation frequency and a common multiple of commonly used power line frequencies (50, 60, 100 and 120) and also (2) a demodulation frequency greater than a highest pulse rate of a person and... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130123596 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20130123594 - Electrochemical sensor: Depletion of an analyte on a surface of an electrode is restrained by increasing a quantity of supply of the analyte to the surface of the electrode. An electrochemical sensor includes a substrate, an electrode provided on the substrate, an external layer film provided on the substrate to cover the... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20130123595 - Transdermal sampling and analysis device: Transdermal sampling and analysis device, method and system are provided for non-invasively and transdermally obtaining biological samples from a subject and determining levels of analytes of the obtained biological samples. The transdermal sampling and analysis device, method and system may cause disruption to the skin cells to create capillary-like channels... Agent: Flexible Medical Systems LLC
20130123597 - Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter: Methods of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) relative to the superior vena cava, sino-atrial node, right atrium, and/or right ventricle using electrocardiogram data. The CVC includes at least one electrode. In particular embodiments, the CVC includes two or three pairs of electrodes. Further, depending upon the... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
20130123598 - Mri-guided devices and mri-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time: An MRI-compatible catheter includes an elongated flexible shaft having opposite distal and proximal end portions. A handle is attached to the proximal end portion and includes an actuator in communication with the shaft distal end portion that is configured to articulate the shaft distal end portion. The distal end portion... Agent: Mri Interventions, Inc.
20130123599 - Micro probe and manufacturing method thereof: The micro probe according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a probe portion made of a rigid material and serving as a portion inserted into the brain; a flexible portion connected to a distal end of the probe portion and made of a flexible material; a soluble portion... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20130123600 - Multimodal brain sensing lead: A medical lead with at least a distal portion thereof implantable in the brain of a patient is described, together with methods and systems for using the lead. The lead is provided with at least two sensing modalities (e.g., two or more sensing modalities for measurements of field potential measurements,... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.
20130123601 - Wearing apparel with a sensor for measuring a physiological signal: An article of wearing apparel provided with a sensor for measuring a physiological signal, and a method for manufacturing the wearing apparel provided with a sensor. The wearing apparel includes a flexible substrate and the sensor includes at least one electrode, which has a signalling surface, and which faces in... Agent:
20130123603 - Medical device and method for displaying medical image using the same: Disclosed is a medical device which displays an object relating to an image considered to include an indication relating to a pathological entity, such as, for example, a lesion, on a terminal on which a medical image is displayed, and a method for displaying a medical image by using the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130123602 - Method and system for automatically positioning a structure within a field of view: A method for positioning an organ of interest within a field of view of an imaging detector includes positioning an organ of interest at an initial imaging position, performing automatic organ detection to determine a position of the organ, determining a revised imaging position of a detector or a table... Agent: General Electric Company
20130123604 - Photoacoustic diagnostic apparatus: A photoacoustic diagnostic apparatus having: a light source; a probe which receives an acoustic wave generated when light is irradiated onto an object from a light source and which converts the acoustic wave into an electrical signal; a memory unit which records the electrical signal; and a memory control unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130123605 - Brain phosphorus spectroscopy in bipolar disorder: Described herein are systems and methods of identifying bipolar disorder in a person. One such method includes acquiring 31P spectroscopic imaging data from a region of interest in a brain of the person and subsequently analyzing the 31P spectroscopic imaging data to obtain a signal intensity and a concentration for... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation
20130123606 - Method and magnetic resonance apparatus to measure structures of the human brain: In a method to measure characteristic structure sizes of the human brain, which structure sizes can be used as biomarkers for a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, using a magnetic resonance device, manual and/or automatic localization of the hippocampus takes place in a preliminary magnetic resonance acquisition, followed by selection of at... Agent:
20130123608 - Recorder with piezo motor used to drive platen for high magnetic environments: An apparatus and method generates a print out of physiological information from a patient (4) undergoing a magnetic resonance scan in a magnetic resonance system (8). The magnetic resonance system includes a main magnet that generates a static magnetic field (B0) through an examination region (12). A recorder device (38)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130123607 - System and method for task-less mapping of brain activity: A computing device for use in a system for mapping brain activity of a subject includes a processor. The processor is programmed to select a plurality of measurements of brain activity that is representative of at least one parameter of a brain of the subject during a resting state. Moreover,... Agent: Washington University
20130123609 - Flexible coil for mr experiments on small animals: A flexible coil device for supporting imaging experiments on subjects, such as small animals. The device has a rigid part where electronics are accommodated and a flexible loop acting as a receiving coil that picks up the imaging signal. The flexible loop allows its shape to be adapted to the... Agent: Rapid Biomedical Gmbh
20130123610 - Mri-compatible device for obtaining soft tissue properties in vivo: A method and apparatus for obtaining force versus deformation data for tissue in vivo includes a displacement system that cycles an anatomical member, for example, a foot, repeatedly through a loading/unloading cycle while using a gated imaging procedure such as magnetic resonance imaging to obtain the deformation response of tissues... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
20130123611 - System and method for combined time-resolved magnetic resonance angiography and perfusion imaging: A method for performing magnetic resonance angiography and perfusion imaging using the same pulse sequence is provided. Time-resolved image data is acquired as a contrast agent passes through a subject. This image data is acquired by sampling Cartesian points in k-space that are contained within either a central region of... Agent:
20130123612 - Mrt surface coil array: A surface coil for an imaging system includes a spine coil array that includes a plurality of coil elements. The surface coil also includes a cardiac coil array including a plurality of coil elements. The spine coil array and the cardiac coil array are both arranged in the same housing.... Agent:
20130123614 - Location tracking of a metallic ojbect in a living body: A method and apparatus are provided for determining and tracking location of a metallic object in a living body, and then directing a second modality such as ultrasound waves to the determined location. The metal detector may be a radar detector adapted to operate on a living body. The adaption... Agent: Kyma Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130123613 - Magnetic particle heating system and method for occlusion of the fallopian tube: In a magnetic particle heating method for occlusion of the Fallopian tubes, biocompatible magnetic particles are delivered transcervically to the entrance of the Fallopian tube. Placement of the particles (e.g., magnetic nanoparticles) in the Fallopian tube is confirmed, and a coil is positioned about or proximate the patient's abdomen. Alternating... Agent: The Trustees Of Dartmouth College
20130123616 - Medical workflow system and method: A method of conducting a medical workflow with a touch-sensitive bedside controller is disclosed. The method includes initiating a medical workflow using a graphical user interface on the bedside controller, positioning an imaging tool within a patient's body based on images captured by the imaging tools and displayed on the... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20130123617 - Method and apparatus for the non-invasive measurement of pulse transit times (ptt): Method and apparatus for measuring a pulse transit time (PTT) value of a subject, comprising: measuring a first arterial pressure pulse arrival time (PAT) and measuring a second PAT value; calculating a PTT value from the difference between the first PAT value and the second PAT value; processing a sequence... Agent: Csem Sa
20130123615 - Occlusion-crossing devices, atherectomy devices, and imaging: Described herein are methods for producing and identifying characteristic (“crescent shaped”) regions indicative of an atherectomy plaque within a vessel, and systems and devices adapted to take advantage of this characteristic region.... Agent:
20130123618 - Imaging agents: This invention provides amino acid derivatives useful in detecting and evaluating brain and body tumors, including (1S,2S) anti-2-[18F]FACPC and (1R,2R) anti-2-[18F]FACPC.... Agent: Emory University
20130123619 - Hemodynamic pressure sensor test system and method: A pressure sensor suitable for use in a powered contrast injector system may be tested to help validate the operability and/or integrity of the sensor. In some examples, the pressure sensor may be tested by generating a pressure pulse in a fluid line fluidly connected to the pressure sensor so... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.
20130123622 - Balloon catheter system for draining fluids from hollow organs, body cavities or cysts and/or for supplying medication: The present invention relates to a balloon catheter system for draining and/or supplying fluid from/into hollow organs, body cavities or cysts, comprising a conduit catheter with an open distal end, a hollow needle guided in a separate guide conduit and a balloon surrounding the catheter stem at the distal end... Agent: Universitä Tsmedizin Der Johannes Gutenberg Universitä T Mainz
20130123621 - Dual chamber irradiation balloons: Dual chamber, conforming, irradiation balloons with independent filling means can be filled with water or air in either chamber and allow fine control over dosimetry.... Agent:
20130123620 - Tip deflecting puncture needle: A method of puncturing an interatrial septum between a right atrium and a left atrium may include introducing a distal end of a catheter endoluminally into the right atrium. The method also may include introducing a distal end of a cannula into the right atrium. The cannula may include a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130123623 - Specimen collection treatment instrument: In a distal end portion of a flexible sheath which is inserted integrally with an ultrasound transducer array, cell collecting hole portions each including a through-hole which allows a distal end portion outer periphery and an internal space of the flexible sheath to communicate with each other is provided, an... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130123625 - Integrated ultrasound ablation and imaging device and related methods: Intravascular nerve modulation systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example system may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end region and a distal end region and a central longitudinal axis. An ablation transducer may be disposed at the distal end region. The system... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130123624 - Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells: A biologic ventricular assist device that also has the capability to capture, grow, and administer stem cells to regenerate and restore damaged myocardium in the heart. The device works in conjunction with a traditional ventricular assist device and possesses an additional external path or tube that is in-line with the... Agent: University Of Utah Foundation
20130123626 - Ultrasound apparatus for displaying a plurality of key-sets and ultrasound diagnosis method using the ultrasound apparatus: An ultrasound apparatus comprising a control panel on which a plurality of key-sets are printed, wherein each of the plurality of key-sets responds to at least one beam from among a plurality of beams, and then is displayed on the control panel.... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
20130123629 - Method and apparatus for measuring the thickness of adipose tissue: Provided are body fat measuring techniques employed to date, usually applying a certain level of force to the tissue causing narrowing of the adipose tissue layer at the time of measuring. This creates a bias in the adipose layer thickness measurement results that is not accounted for when employing these... Agent:
20130123627 - Object information acquiring apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed is an object information acquiring apparatus for acquiring object information, including: a probe including a plurality of elements arranged along at least a first direction and configured to sequentially perform transmitting of acoustic wave beams and receiving of reflected waves along the first direction by the plurality of elements;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130123628 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and ultrasound diagnostic method: The present invention provides an ultrasound diagnostic device including an ultrasound probe including a plurality of ultrasound transducers transmitting ultrasound waves to an object and receiving ultrasound waves reflected from the specimen to output an ultrasound detection signal, a region-of-interest setting unit setting a region of interest within the specimen,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130123630 - Adaptive image optimization in induced wave ultrasound imaging: Adaptive image optimization is provided in induced wave ultrasound imaging. The values for various transmit and receive parameters may be set adaptively. Based on feedback from use with a given patient, the values are set to better optimize signal-to-noise ratio, off-time, tracking accuracy or other consideration. Transmit frequency, F-number, line... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130123631 - System and method of characterizing vascular tissue: A system and method is provided for using backscattered data and known parameters to characterize vascular tissue. IVUS data is transmitted to a computing device and used to create an IVUS image. The blood vessel is then cross-sectioned and used to identify its tissue type and to create a corresponding... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130123632 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus including an ultrasound probe which outputs transmission ultrasound waves toward a subject by a driving signal and which outputs received signals by receiving reflection ultrasound waves from the subject and a transmitting unit which generates the transmission ultrasound waves by the ultrasound probe... Agent:
20130123633 - Ultrasound system and method of forming ultrasound image: The present invention is directed to an ultrasound system capable of providing a plurality of M-mode images corresponding to M-mode lines without moving a probe. A volume data forming and reconstructing unit of the present invention forms volume data based on the ultrasound echo signals, the volume data forming and... Agent: Medison Co., Ltd.
20130123634 - Systems and methods for promoting flow of an acoustically-favorable medium over a transducer of an ultrasound imaging system: A catheter assembly includes an imaging core insertable into a lumen of a sheath of a catheter. The imaging core includes a rotatable driveshaft and a transducer that is coupled to the driveshaft and that rotates with the driveshaft. One or more inlet ports and one or more outlet ports... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130123635 - Spread spectrum coded waveforms in ultrasound imaging: Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for ultrasound imaging using spread spectrum, coherent, frequency- and/or phase-coded waveforms. In one aspect, a method of creating an image from an acoustic waveform in an acoustic imaging device includes setting the device into a transmit mode to transmit an acoustic waveform toward a... Agent: Decision Sciences International Corporation
20130123637 - Method of reducing ultrasound signal ambiguity during fetal monitoring: The present invention relates to a method and a device for fetal cardiac monitoring. For improving ultrasonic monitoring, the number of periodic signals, such as signals caused by the fetus and the mother, is assessed and the time window of the signal demodulation is adapted if more than one periodic... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130123636 - Methods and devices for proper stabilization of fetal monitoring devices: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide fetal monitoring belt devices. The fetal monitoring belt devices include belts and a back support. In certain embodiments, the belts may further include one or more rows of buttonholes to provide multiple places for attachment of one or more ultrasound transducers via buttonhooks.... Agent: Intermountain Invention Management, LLC
20130123638 - Ultrasound catheters for sensing blood flow: Disclosed herein are ultrasound devices for sensing blood flow. More particularly, a medical catheter is disclosed to detect the presence of blood vessels.... Agent: Broncus Medical Inc.
20130123640 - Scanned laser vein contrast enhancer: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head, The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the... Agent:
20130123642 - Estimating apparatus and estimating method: A photodynamic therapy apparatus as an estimating apparatus is an apparatus for irradiating a tissue having absorbed photo-sensitive pharmaceutical, the photo-sensitive pharmaceutical absorbing an excitation light and emitting fluorescence, with the excitation light emitted from a tip portion of a laser the catheter, including a connector, a light source, and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130123645 - Kinematic system: A kinematic system is described. The kinematic system includes a kinematic device for attachment to a subject's body part. The kinematic device projects a light line, and a movement of the light line is used to evaluate a movement, posture, or balance of the subject.... Agent:
20130123643 - Measuring arrangement for recording a spectrum, in particular from vital tissue: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement having a mobile spectrometer device which comprises a measuring head structure, wherein the measuring head structure is designed in such a way that, to carry out the spectrometric measurement, it can be placed on a portion of tissue, and a socket element which... Agent:
20130123641 - Method and apparatus for analyzing subsurfaces of a target material: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for aligning first and second light signals on an optical path directed to a target, where the first light signal provides a visualization of the target, and a portion of the second light signal reflects... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.
20130123646 - Method and electronic device for remote diagnosis: The present invention relates to a remote treatment method and an electronic device. More specifically, the present invention provides a remote treatment method and an electronic device that guide a manipulation of a checkup tool.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130123644 - Optical measurement apparatus, endoscope system, and computer readable storage medium: An optical measurement apparatus of the present invention includes a light source unit; an operation unit that performs an operation process on the basis of a result of the measurement performed by a measurement unit to obtain a characteristic value of a living tissue; a validity evaluator that evaluates, on... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130123647 - Methods useful in optimizing the treatment of neuropathies and targeting tissues with cosmetic botulinum injections: The present invention pertains to methods of determining where, on the skin, a diagnostic, therapeutic, or cosmetic agent is likely to be most effectively applied (e.g., injected), and to methods for monitoring a patient after such an agent has been administered. The monitoring can produce information useful in determining whether... Agent: The Research Foundation Of State University Of New York
20130123648 - Medical diagnosis and treatment using multi-core optical fibers: Devices and techniques are disclosed for delivering light from a plurality of single emitter lasers to a biological tissue and detecting light from a biological tissue with a plurality of detector components using multi-core optical delivery and detection fiber or fibers for minimally invasive treating and/or diagnosing conditions and/or diseases... Agent:
20130123649 - Cuff for a blood pressure measuring system: A cuff for a blood pressure measuring system including a flexible elongate band having a first end and a second end and a sizing mechanism coupled to the band, wherein the sizing mechanism selectively permits relative movement between the first end and the second end of the band to expand... Agent: Fka Distributing Co., D/b/a Homedics, Inc.
20130123650 - Health monitoring devices: An electronic device which includes a detector, a counter and a processor. The detector is configured to detect a plurality of pulse signals and the counter is connected to the detector and configured to count the plurality of pulse signals. The processor is configured to receive the count from the... Agent: Acomotech
20130123651 - System and method for analyzing a patient status for congestive heart failure for use in automated patient care: A system and method for providing diagnosis and monitoring of congestive heart failure for use in automated patient care is described. At least one recorded physiological measure is compared to at least one other recorded physiological measure on a substantially regular basis to quantify a change in patient pathophysiological status... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130123652 - Accurate time annotation of intracardiac ecg signals: A method for analyzing signals, including: sensing a time-varying intracardiac potential signal and finding a fit of the time-varying intracardiac potential signal to a predefined oscillating waveform. The method further includes estimating an annotation time of the signal responsive to the fit.... Agent:
20130123653 - Using device based electrograms to identify bundle branch block morphology: A patient QRS duration can be received or determined, such as using one or more patient physiological sensors. A portion of the QRS duration can be determined, such as a right or left ventricular activation time. In an example, the right ventricular activation time can be determined by identifying an... Agent:
20130123654 - Apnea detector and system: An apnea detector is disclosed. A detector unit in communication with a capacitive type sensor is adapted to receive an electrical signal which is indicative of variable capacitance resulting from movement of a subject and to emit an alert signal when the received electrical signal is indicative of symptoms of... Agent:
20130123655 - Peak expiratory flow rate measurement apparatus: Herein disclosed is a peak expiratory flow rate measuring apparatus (PFM) having at least one measurement channel and at least one bypass flow channel comprising at least one entrance, at least one exit, at least an inner wall and an outer wall, and wherein at least a portion of said... Agent:
20130123656 - Control system and apparatus utilizing signals originating in the periauricular neuromuscular system: The invention enables a person to control the real or virtual action or movement of an output device in from one to three dimensions through the use of at least one electrical sensor which can either be implanted beneath the skin or placed on the surface of the skin as... Agent:
20130123658 - Child-care robot and a method of controlling the robot: A child-care robot for use in a nursery school associates child behavior patterns with corresponding robot action patterns, and acquires a child behavior pattern when a child behaves in a specified pattern. The robot selects one of the robot action patterns, which is associated with the acquired child behavior pattern,... Agent:
20130123657 - Thermochromatic earplug and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are a thermochromatic earplug and a method for manufacturing the same, in which the color of the thermochromatic earplug is changeable according to the body temperature of a wearer, so that the health state of the wearer is able to be determined through the color of the thermochromatic earplug.... Agent:
20130123659 - Method of assessing neural function: A method of determining a change in nerve function attributable to a surgical procedure includes assessing the nerve function via a first, induced mechanomyographic muscle response prior to the surgical procedure, and reassessing the nerve function via a second, induced mechanomyographic muscle response after the surgical procedure. Each mechanomyographic muscle... Agent: Innovative Surgical Solutions, LLC
20130123661 - Endoscopic pressure detection assembly: A pressure detection assembly (100) adapted for use with a continuous flow endoscope (200) provided with a rinse inlet lumen (234) connected to a rinse inlet port (254) said assembly (100) comprising: (i) an elongated member (10) having a proximal (20) and distal (30) end, (ii) a pressure detecting body... Agent: Steerable Instruments Bvba
20130123660 - Sensor system for measuring, transmitting, processing and displaying a brain parameter: A sensor system is used for measuring, transmitting, processing and displaying a brain parameter. The sensor system has an implantable brain parameter sensor with a wireless transmission unit for measuring the brain parameter. A receiving unit with an antenna is in wireless signal connection with the latter. A data read... Agent: Raumedic Ag
20130123662 - Joint biopsy needle for taking tissue samples: The invention relates to a joint biopsy needle (1) for taking tissue samples and to a method therefor. The joint biopsy needle (1) has a trocar tip (2) and a substantially rigid guide sleeve (11), which adjoins a base surface (23) of the trocar tip (2) and has a lateral... Agent: Hipp Medical Ag
20130123663 - Biopsy device with auxiliary vacuum source: A biopsy device includes a body, a needle, a hollow cutter, a vacuum pump, and a tissue sample holder. The needle extends distally from the body. The hollow cutter is movable relative to the needle to sever a tissue sample. The vacuum pump is carried by the body. The tissue... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
20130123664 - Medical device having a lubricious coating with a hydrophilic compound in an interlocking network: A medical device having a lubricious coating on at least a section of the medical device, and a method of coating a medical device, the lubricious coating being a network of short chain and long chain hydrophilic compounds cross-linked to one another and interlocked with a network of a cross-linked... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130123665 - System and method for 3d gait assessment: The invention relates to a system and a method for assessment of walking and miming gait in human. The method is preferably based on the fusion of a portable device featuring inertial sensors and several new dedicated signal processing algorithms: the detection of specific temporal events and parameters, 5 optimized... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)
20130123668 - Device for measuring skinfold thickness: The developed device utilises working principles distinct from those available in the market, in particular uses a constant force actuator (11) integrated in the device handle (12A), whose primary function is to impose a constant contact pressure between the end tip faces (1A and 1B) and the skinfold under measurement.... Agent: Universidade Do Porto
20130123669 - Gait change determination device: A gait change determination device includes a main body unit, an accelerometer that detects an acceleration of the main body unit, and a control unit, and determines a change in the gait of a user that wears the main body unit on a predetermined area. The control unit specifies a... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co Ltd
20130123666 - Movement disorder recovery system and method for continuous monitoring: The present invention relates to a movement disorder monitor, and a method of measuring the severity of a subject's movement disorder. The present invention additionally relates to a treatment delivery system for treating a subject in response to changes in the severity of a subject's symptoms. The present invention further... Agent: Great Lakes Neurotechnologies Inc.
20130123667 - Systems, apparatus and methods for non-invasive motion tracking to augment patient administered physical rehabilitation: A system, apparatus and method are thereby provided for the non-invasive motion tracking to augment patient administered physical therapy via a motion tracking apparatus, a display, and a computing platform coupled to the motion tracking apparatus and the display. The computing platform serves to provide a menu driven interface to... Agent:05/09/2013 > 107 patent applications in 72 patent subcategories.
20130116496 - Apparatus and method for radiation treatment of a desired area in the renal vascular system of a patient: According to another general aspect, an apparatus for irradiating a plurality of renal nerves comprising a guidewire used to lead an elongated catheter in the human body; the enlongated catheter further comprising a plurality of lumens; the plurality of lumens further comprising a source train lumen, a hydraulic pump lumen,... Agent:
20130116497 - Coupling systems for implantable prosthesis components: Disclosed are coupling systems for implantable prosthesis components, including implantable microphones and implantable actuators associated with prostheses including hearing prostheses. Some embodiments include a flexible elongate member having a first end mechanically coupled to a vibrating structure of a prosthesis recipient's body and a second end secured to a diaphragm,... Agent: Cochlear Limited
20130116498 - Surgical slings: The invention relates generally to surgical implants, and in various embodiments to surgical implants configured for promoting growth of well-organized collagenous tissue at an anatomical site.... Agent:
20130116499 - Method for producing embryos by in vitro culture, and method, apparatus, and system for selecting embryos: An object of the present invention is to provide a means for efficiently obtaining mammalian embryos having high conception rates. A first aspect of the present invention is a method for selecting a mammalian embryo prepared by in vitro culture from a fertilized egg, comprising a step of selecting an... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
20130116500 - Valvulotome guided by a guide wire/catheter:
20130116502 - Automatic billing system for remote internet services: A system for establishing and maintaining an account for Web based Internet services between a website operator having access to the operator's bank account and a customer for interactive adult website service where the customer has access to the customer's bank. The system includes a transaction server, a website server,... Agent:
20130116501 - Frosted glass toy: A decorative glass dildo comprising a solid, high density heat-resistant glass outer portion, a coated decorative inner portion, a sealing ring attached to the inner portion, an electrical installation ring attached to the inner portion, and an end portion mechanically attached to the interior portion of the glass dildo.... Agent:
20130116503 - Systems and methods for therapeutic treatments of various conditions of a female person: Systems and methods for interactive treatments of female sexual disorders are presented. A programmable sexual stimulation device is provided, which transmits and receives data relating to the use and function of the device. The sexual stimulation device may be programmed to implement a particular combination of mechanical actions which have... Agent: Ohmea Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130116504 - Endoscopic tissue stabilization device and related methods of use: Embodiments of the invention include a sleeve for use in a body lumen defined by body tissue. The sleeve includes a collapsible wall defining a lumen and including an inflatable member configured to increase a volume of the lumen when the inflatable member is in an inflated state, a conduit... Agent:
20130116505 - Electrode arrangement: A device for coagulating body tissue contains an electrode arrangement comprising a first electrode group and a second electrode group, both of which have strip-shaped electrodes.... Agent:
20130116506 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an insertion tube having a distal end and an imaging device with a steerable extension. The proximal end of the extension is attached to the distal end of the insertion tube. An endoscope includes an insertion tube having a distal end region and a rear-viewing imaging device... Agent: Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.
20130116508 - Fluoroscopy apparatus: Provided is a fluoroscopy apparatus including an illumination unit that radiates illumination light and excitation light onto a subject; a fluorescence imaging unit that acquires a fluorescence image by imaging fluorescence generated at the subject; a return-light imaging unit that acquires a return-light image by imaging return light returned from... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130116507 - Temperature control apparatus for endoscope: A temperature control apparatus for an endoscope includes: a temperature detection section that detects a temperature of an object to be heated, the object to be heated being heated by a heater; a semiconductor switch that performs switching between supply and shut off of the power to the heater; a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130116510 - Surgical access device and surgical access system: In a first aspect of the invention, a surgical access device for inserting surgical instruments into the body of a patient comprises a sleeve section defining a longitudinal axis and also a working channel. A ratio between a length and an internal diameter of the sleeve section lies in a... Agent: Aesculap Ag
20130116509 - Wound retractor device: A surgical device may include a wound retractor. The wound retractor may include a distal member, a proximal member, and a wound retracting sleeve extending between the distal member and the proximal member. The surgical device may also include a sealing assembly coupled to the wound retractor.... Agent: Atropos Limited
20130116511 - Generate percentage of positive cells for biomarkers by normalizing and autothresholding the image intensity produced by immunohistochemistry technique: A computer implemented method of analyzing tissue features based on multiplexed biometric images includes storing a data set including cell profile data and an assessment associated with a field of view or a patient. The cell profile data includes biomarker expression intensity data for at least one cell feature. The... Agent: Ge Global Research
20130116514 - Apparatus, system, and method for seizure symptom detection: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for detecting seizure symptoms in an individual 102. A sensor module 202 receives physiological data for an individual 102 from one or more sensors 110, 112, such as a heart activity sensor. A feature detection module 204 detects a predefined feature 500, 520,... Agent: Research Triangle Institute
20130116513 - Medical device with communication, measurement and data functions: A medical diagnostic and communications apparatus with audio output comprises an electronic processor for processing stethoscope signals and secondary audio signals. An electronic stethoscope sensor is contained within a housing for transducing body sounds to electronic signals, and is operatively connected to the electronic processor. One or more secondary audio... Agent:
20130116515 - Monitor for measuring vital signs and rendering video images: The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a sensor component that attaches to the patient and features an optical sensor and an electrical sensor that measure, respectively a first and second signal: and 2) a control component. The control component features: 1) an analog-to-digital converter configured to... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.
20130116512 - Mouthpiece for measurement of biometric data of a diver and underwater communication: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, apparatus and methods for measurement of biometric data of a diver. In many embodiments, the system includes a mouthpiece having a sensor device comprising a light emitter and detector configured to emit and detect light at a wavelength having an absorbance correlated with... Agent:
20130116516 - Patch for treating and alleviating symptoms of skin diseases accompanied by effusion of blood proteins: Provided is a patch for treating skin diseases or alleviating symptoms of the skin diseases involving an exudation of blood proteins, or for absorbing blood proteins exuded to the skin.... Agent: Biopid Corporation
20130116517 - Method and measuring device for gathering signals measured in vital tissue: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a spectrometer equipped with a CCD array, the CCD array recording a spectrum from a reference volume emitter. The raw data hereby recorded are used to generate a function which describes an etaloning effect that occurs, said function being saved in the... Agent:
20130116518 - Renal function analysis method and apparatus: A method for measuring a glomerular filtration rate in a mammalian kidney comprises a source of reporter and marker fluorescent molecules. The fluorescent molecules are introduced into the blood stream of a mammalian subject. Over a period of time, a measurement of the intensities of the reporter and marker fluorescent... Agent: Pharmacophotonics, Inc. D/b/a Fast Diagnostics
20130116519 - Magnetic enhancement in determination of physiological blood parameters: Systems and methods for measuring a physiological parameter of blood in a patient are provided herein. An example method includes establishing with a magnetic array, an first magnetic field along tissue of the patient inserted into the magnetic array and a second magnetic field perpendicular to the tissue, emitting optical... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130116520 - Single and multi node, semi-disposable wearable medical electronic patches for bio-signal monitoring and robust feature extraction: A wireless modular, multi-modal, multi-node patch platform is described. The platform preferably comprises low-cost semi-disposable patch design aiming at unobtrusive ambulatory monitoring of multiple physiological parameters. Owing to its modular design it can be interfaced with various low-power RF communication and data storage technologies, while the data fusion of multi-modal... Agent:
20130116521 - Holder and light measurement device employing same: Provided is a holder which comprises at least two probe mount portions into which a light-transmitting probe for emitting light from the tip thereof or a light-receiving probe for receiving light through the tip thereof is inserted from above and is to be put on the head of a subject,... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130116522 - System for identifying the location of a device within a patient's body in order to locate the fossa ovalis for trans-septal procedures: A system and method for identifying the location of a medical device within a patient's body may be used to localize the fossa ovalis for trans-septal procedures. The systems and methods measure light reflected by tissues encountered by an optical array. An optical array detects characteristic wavelengths of tissues that... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
20130116523 - Hollow microneedle having a variable appearance: The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a hollow microneedle having a variable appearance. The method makes it possible to vary the length of the microneedle, the outer and inner diameters of the upper and lower parts thereof, the aspect ratio, the sharpness, and the structural bending rate... Agent: Incyto Co., Ltd.
20130116524 - Analyte monitoring device and methods: Methods and devices for providing application specific integrated circuit architecture for a two electrode analyte sensor or a three electrode analyte sensor are provided. Systems and kits employing the same are also provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130116525 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: In aspects of the present disclosure, a multi compatible or universal blood glucose monitoring unit including a calibration unit is integrated with one or more components of an analyte monitoring system to provide compatibility with in vitro test strip that require calibration code and test strips that do not require... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130116527 - Analyte sensor calibration management: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include positioning an analyte sensor in fluid contact with an analyte, detecting an attenuation in a signal from an analyte sensor after positioning during a predetermined time period, categorizing the detected attenuation in the analyte sensor signal based,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130116526 - Handheld blood glucose monitoring device with messaging capability: A patient monitoring network pertaining to blood glucose and other analyte measurements includes wireless blood glucose or other analyte measuring devices and a networked computer or server. Each monitoring device is associated with a patient and is configured to measure the glucose level or other analyte from a given blood... Agent: Telcare, Inc.
20130116528 - Sensor element with an insulation layer: The present invention relates to a sensor element (1), which comprises a sensor section (2) comprising a sensor unit (3) configured to measure a physiological variable or any other signal in a living body and to generate a sensor signal in response to said variable or other signal, a bond... Agent: St. Jude Medical Systems Ab
20130116529 - Leadless intra-cardiac medical device with built-in telemetry system: A leadless intra-cardiac medical device is configured to be implanted entirely within a heart of a patient. The device includes an intra-cardiac extension and a housing. The intra-cardiac extension includes a loop body having at least one loop segment retaining at least one coil group that is configured to one... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130116530 - Process for manufacturing an electrode for medical use, and electrode obtained: A method of manufacturing an electrode for medical use, such as an intracerebral electrode (1) intended for use at brain level, the electrode having the shape of a narrow and elongated rod and including at least one electrical contact pad (2, 4) connected to an electrical conductor intended to be... Agent: Dixi Microtechniques
20130116531 - Electrode system: An electrode system comprises electrode modules, flexible connectors, and sensors. Each electrode module defines a substantially central opening and has circuitry that includes an amplifier. A conductive ring is exposed in the opening of each electrode module. The flexible connectors include flexible circuitry coupled with the circuitry of the electrode... Agent: Neuronetrix Solutions, LLC
20130116532 - Electrode sensor and use of electrode sensor as eit electrode: Electrode sensor comprising an array of spaced apart individual contact elements (27′, 41), and an interface structure (30, 35) for forming contact between said contact elements and the skin; said interface structure comprising an interface layer of an essentially electrically insulating or poorly electrically conducting material (20′, 29, 37) defining... Agent: Swisstom Ag
20130116534 - Detachable biological signal measuring pad and biological signal measuring apparatus using the same: Disclosed is a detachable biological signal measuring pad that may conveniently measure biological signals such as a pulse or body temperature. The biological signal measuring pad includes an adhesive pad main body detachably adhered to a body, a biological signal detecting electrode provided on an adhesive surface of the main... Agent: Umedix Corporation Limited
20130116533 - Long-term cutaneous cardiac monitoring: A system for long-term non-invasive heart monitoring includes (1) a disposable unit that has built-in electrodes, a built-in wire antenna, a watertight chamber that can be opened and closed, and an adhesive surface for cutaneous mounting; (2) an electronic controller that can acquire, process and store physiological signals, and can... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg
20130116536 - Acoustic wave acquiring apparatus and acoustic wave acquiring method: Provided is an acoustic wave acquiring apparatus including: a probe configured to measuring acoustic waves that propagate from an object; scanning unit configured to moving the probe; region designating unit configured to receiving designation of a plurality of regions of interest in the object; and track determining unit configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116537 - Acoustic wave measuring apparatus and control method of acoustic wave measuring apparatus: Provided is an acoustic wave measuring apparatus including: an acoustic probe; region-of-interest setting unit for setting two or more regions of interest for an object; priority setting unit for setting priorities on the regions of interest; region calculating unit for determining, for each of the set priorities, an inclusion region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116535 - Apparatus and method for diagnosing a lesion: An apparatus and method for diagnosing a lesion are provided. The apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire first blood-vessel information regarding a blood vessel from an image including the blood vessel, and an extraction unit configured to extract one or more tissue regions from the image based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130116539 - Object information acquiring apparatus and control method thereof: Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus including: a probe for receiving the acoustic waves; a holding member for holding the object; scanning unit for moving the probe in a first direction and a second direction; region designating unit for receiving information on a designated region which is a region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116538 - Optoacoustic imaging systems and methods with enhanced safety: An optoacoustic system and method for providing enhanced laser safety includes a laser light source, a control and processing system, a laser override, and an array of optoacoustic transducers. The laser light source is capable of generating a laser light pulse upon receiving a laser light source trigger. The control... Agent: Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
20130116540 - Systems and methods for detection and prediction of brain disorders based on neural network interaction: Systems and methods obtain functional connectivity data in the whole brain to detect and predict brain disorders. This whole brain data is regionalized and then manipulated to derive functional connectivity data sets that can be used to show measured functional connectivity changes. This whole brain data may also be analyzed... Agent:
20130116544 - Dual pressure sensor signal chain to remove mutually-coupled mri interference: Apparatus and methods provide a physiological status sensing device (40) for sensing a physiological status of a patient (4) and minimizing an amount of interference (78) generated during a resonance (MR) scan by a magnetic resonance (MR) system (8). The device (40) includes a first, active sensor (64) located to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116542 - Medical imaging method and system: In an imaging procedure, sound pressure is generated by applying ultrasound to the region to be imaged in order to cause a deformation of tissue therein from at least one acquired ultrasound image data set, first data are determined that represent, with spatial resolution, the deformation of the tissue as... Agent:
20130116543 - Mri-guided devices and mri-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time: An MRI-guided medical device includes an elongated sheath, an elongated dilator, and an elongated needle. The sheath has a distal end, an opposite proximal end, and a central lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The sheath comprises MRI-compatible material and includes a tracking member located adjacent to the... Agent: Mri Interventions, Inc.
20130116541 - Self-assembled, micropatterned, and radio frequency (rf) shielded biocontainers and their uses for remote spatially controlled chemical delivery: The present invention relates to a nanoscale or microscale particle for encapsulation and delivery of materials or substances, including, but not limited to, cells, drugs, tissue, gels and polymers contained within the particle, with subsequent release of the therapeutic materials in situ, methods of fabricating the particle by folding a... Agent: Johns Hopkins University
20130116545 - System for cardiac mr & mr cine imaging using parallel image processing: A system for cardiac MR imaging receives a heart rate signal representing heart electrical activity. The system, over multiple successive heart cycles, uses multiple MR imaging RF coils in gradient echo imaging a patient heart, synchronized with the heart rate signal and uses an inversion recovery pulse for inverting myocardium... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130116546 - Method and magnetic resonance device to assist a person conducting a minimally invasive procedure: In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to assist a person in the alignment of a medical instrument used by the person to conduct a minimally invasive procedure with the instrument introduced into a patient at an entrance point in a predetermined orientation, within the patient receptacle of a magnetic... Agent:
20130116547 - Measurement of anaplerotic flux by hyperpolarization transfer: Methods and composition for metabolic imaging are provided. For example, in certain aspects, methods for hyperpolarization transfer combined with hyperpolarization are provided. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for detecting magnetic resonance signals for biological processes such as anaplerosis.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20130116551 - 3d-originated cardiac roadmapping: The present invention relates to 3D-originated cardiac roadmapping. In order to improve the accuracy of the information provided to the user as navigation information, without any additional burden to the patient such as additional X-ray dose, a method is described comprising the steps of a) providing 3D+t image data of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116549 - Anchored working channel: An anchored working channel includes an elongated shaft with a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one inflatable balloon positioned at the distal end of the elongated shaft and having an outer wall having an outer surface for contacting surrounding tissue, wherein the elongated shaft has a... Agent:
20130116550 - Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus: Included are a storage unit for storing as first medical image information a three-dimensional image representing information about an inside of the subject; an image processor for generating a display image on the basis of the first medical image information and second medical image information; and a display for displaying... Agent:
20130116548 - System and method for prostate biopsy: The invention presents tools to improve a 3-D image aided biopsy or treatment procedure for prostate gland by providing additional functionality and additional visual cues on an output image of the prostate, which may be generated substantially in real-time. The tools include i) the identification of various parts of prostate... Agent: Eigen, Inc.
20130116553 - Biological measuring apparatus and biological measuring method: A biological measuring apparatus measures physical parameters in a part of a living body by diffuse optical tomography. The apparatus includes at least one first light source and one first detector both disposed inside the living body, at least one second light source and one second detector both disposed outside... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116552 - Implantable imaging arrangement and method for using the same: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, apparatus and method can be provided for obtaining information associated with at least one anatomical structure. The exemplary apparatus can include at least one first arrangement which can be configured to provide at least one electro-magnetic radiation to at least one... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130116554 - X-ray imaging at low contrast agent concentrations and/or low dose radiation: The present invention relates to X-ray examinations and to the improvement of patient safety during such. More specifically the invention relates to X-ray diagnostic compositions having ultra-low concentrations of iodine. The invention further relates to methods of X-ray examinations wherein a body is administered with an X-ray diagnostic composition and... Agent: Ge Healthcare As
20130116555 - System and method of radiation dose targeting through ventilatory controlled anatomical positioning: The system and method of the present application includes an image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system, combined with a medical ventilator, to form a closed-loop system to optimize treatment of a tumor for patients who cannot comply with a normal respiratory management procedure. The ventilator may be used to generate... Agent: General Electric Company
20130116556 - Neural safety injection system and related methods: Various embodiments of the present invention generally relate to safety neural injection systems and related methods of use comprising a cannula, with or without a side port, and a stylet, defined by a first inside diameter, a first outside diameter, a first length, and an open distal end in fluid... Agent: Custom Medical Applications
20130116557 - Ultrasonic diagnostic device and ultrasonic image display method: Provided are an ultrasonic diagnostic device and an ultrasonic image display method having a function of displaying an inflow time map representing relative differences in blood flow dynamics such as inflow time of a contrast agent in difference colors, including a function of selectively extracting a focused vessel and constructing... Agent:
20130116559 - Method and apparatus for extending a tube: Apparatus and methods for extending a tube, the apparatus including a foldable tube having a folded portion inside an unfolded portion of the tube, and a source of fluid coupled to the unfolded portion for providing fluid into the unfolded portion to unfold and extend the folded portion out of... Agent: Torus Medical Ltd.
20130116558 - System and method for diagnosing and treating former patients: A system and method diagnoses and treats a former patient of a healthcare facility such that the system and method prevents re-admission of the patient to the healthcare facility and admission of the patient to another healthcare facility. The patient experiences at least one health-related problem following original discharge of... Agent:
20130116561 - Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest of a subject such as index of refraction, density and/or speed of sound. Devices suitable for performing high intensity focused ultrasound... Agent: Butterfly Network, Inc.
20130116560 - Ultrasound temperature mapping system and method: The present application relates to an ultrasound temperature mapping system and method. The ultrasound temperature mapping system for measuring a temperature of an object comprises an ultrasound transducer and a processing module. The ultrasound transducer is configured to acquire a first image and a second image with respect to the... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130116562 - Method and apparatus for generating diagnostic image and medical image system: A method of generating a diagnostic image of a subject including transmitting a transmission signal to the subject; acquiring a first RF frame and a second RF frame from an echo signal reflected from the subject; estimating a second directional displacement indicating a degree of movement of a first point... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130116563 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: According to one embodiment, a first unit includes a first ultrasonic image generation unit generating a first ultrasonic image at a first processing speed and with a first processing function based on a reception signal, a connection unit detachably connecting the first unit to a second unit, and a connection... Agent:
20130116564 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and ultrasound diagnostic method: A microscopic change in structure of sound velocity or attenuation due to a pathological change can be grasped, the change being difficult to grasp with conventional measurement of an absolute value of sound velocity or attenuation. The above problem is solved by providing an ultrasound diagnostic device including an ultrasound... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130116565 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of determining a time intensity curve: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus is provided. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an image data generation unit configured to generate image data corresponding to one frame of a subject, based on sound ray data acquired by transmitting ultrasound to the subject, a high intensity image determination unit configured to compare strength... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
20130116568 - Method and device for generating ultrasounds implementing cmuts, and method and system for medical imaging: A method is provided for generating ultrasounds in a given fluid by using at least one micro-machined capacitive transducer having a membrane and exhibiting a predetermined resonant frequency defined by the membrane-fluid pair, the at least one transducer is fed with an excitation signal of lower frequency than the resonant... Agent: Universite De Tours Francois Rabelais
20130116566 - Ultrasonic diagnostic system and ultrasonic diagnostic method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic system includes a data acquiring unit, a beam forming processing unit, a processor and an output unit. The data acquiring unit is configured to acquire reception signals corresponding to ultrasonic transducers by transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves to and from an object using... Agent:
20130116567 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: a probe that transmits and receives ultrasound; a signal analysis unit that, when the probe scans a cross section of elevation direction of a blood vessel using ultrasound, detects a center scan line echo signal having passed through a center of the blood vessel among... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130116569 - Method for quantifying drug delivery using contrast-enhanced ultrasound: The present invention relates to a method for quantifying drug delivery with the characteristic of measuring the signal intensity of peripheral vessels with a contrast-enhanced ultrasound to quantify the drug delivery at a target site. The present invention can be used for quantifying UTMD (ultrasound triggered microbubble destruction) targeted drug... Agent:
20130116570 - Local compression during automated ultrasound scanning and methods of acoustic coupling: A system for imaging a portion of a body, such as a human breast. The system comprises a first scanning system that ultrasonically scans a portion of a body while a compression system applies a compressing force to the portion of the body being scanned. A device is used for... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20130116571 - Ruggedized ultrasound hydrogel insert: A ruggedized hydrogel product that is formulated to withstand the effects of high-energy sterilization procedures, such as gamma beam and electron beam sterilization, without significant structural degradation is disclosed. This enables the hydrogel product to be suitable for use in medical applications where sterile components are required. In one embodiment... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130116572 - Method and apparatus for measuring 3-dimensional object shape based on shadows: An apparatus measures a 3-Dimensional (3D) shape of an object. The apparatus includes a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit that are arranged to face each other with the object disposed in a space defined therebetween, wherein the light transmitting unit being arranged to scan the object, and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130116573 - Three-dimensional thermal imaging for the detection of skin lesions and other natural and abnormal conditions: A thermal imaging system includes a data processing system and a geometrical scanning system constructed to communicate with the data processing system. The geometrical scanning system is adapted to scan at least a section of a surface of a subject under observation. The thermal imaging system also includes an infrared... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130116574 - Method for ascertaining spatial coordinates: The invention relates to a method for ascertaining spatial coordinates in which at least two markers are put on a living being and at least two cameras in a stereo arrangement are used to ascertain the spatial coordinates of the markers, wherein the spatial coordinates of the markers are compared... Agent: Naviswiss Ag
20130116576 - Detection and monitoring of abdominal aortic aneurysm: Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) cause a large number of deaths annually. Ruptures occur even in people who are already diagnosed with AAA and are being monitored. The reason is that the interval between tests is too long because of the need to visit a pathological facility with imaging equipment.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116575 - Implantable doppler blood flow monitor and doppler probe: A Doppler blood flow monitoring system comprises a sensor cuff capable of being secured around an exterior surface of a patient's vessel, at least one transducer attached to the sensor cuff for generating signals into the vessel and for receiving said signals, and a transmitter in communication with the at... Agent:
20130116577 - Biomedical acquisition system with motion artifact reduction: A system for the analysis of ECG signals is disclosed. The system may comprise (i) at least one readout channel, configured to receive an analogue ECG signal acquired from at least one electrode attached to a body, and to extract an analogue measured ECG signal and analogue electrode-skin impedance signals;... Agent: Imec
20130116578 - Risk stratification based heart failure detection algorithm: A system comprises a risk analysis module and a worsening heart failure (WHF) detection module. The risk analysis module measures at least one first physiological parameter of a subject using a physiological sensor of an ambulatory medical device, and determines a heart failure (HF) risk score for the subject according... Agent:
20130116579 - Medical system, and a method in relation to the medical system: A medical system for determining the individual Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) value for one or many lesions of interest of a blood vessel, the system comprising an intravascular pressure measurement device for acquiring pressure measurements in the blood vessel during continuous blood flow there through. The pressure measurement device comprises... Agent: St. Jude Medical Systems Ab
20130116580 - System for quality assessment of physiological signals and method thereof: The present disclosure relates to a system for physiological signal quality assessment, the system includes: a first filter module for implementing a filter process on an inputted first physiological signal; a first periodicity detection module for detecting periodicity of the filtered first physiological signal, and determining periodic segmentation point of... Agent: Shenzhen Institute Of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy Of Sciences
20130116582 - Blood pressure cuff apparatus and system: A pressure cuff is disclosed herein. The pressure cuff includes a sleeve and a cuff bladder. The cuff bladder defines a bladder length of 9.2+/−2.1 centimeters and a bladder width of 24.6+/−4.2 centimeters. The bladder length and bladder width dimensions provide precise non-invasive blood pressure measurements when the pressure cuff... Agent: General Electric Company
20130116581 - Roll of pre-cut disposable protective covers for sphygmomanometers: This invention relates to a roll of pre-cut disposable protective covers for blood pressure cuffs provided in a continuous web of pre-cut disposable protective covers for sphygmomanometers formed from one inner layer of water impermeable material and another layer of absorbent material, and methods of preventing the spread of infection... Agent:
20130116583 - Systems and methods for predicting and corroborating pulmonary fluid overloads using an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for corroborating a preliminary detection of pulmonary fluid overload within a patient made initially based on transthoracic impedance. In one example, corroborative parameters pertaining to hematocrit, device pocket fluid accumulations, heart rate variability (HRV) and mean atrial tachycardia/atrial fibrillation (AT/AF) times are evaluated to confirm the fluid... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20130116584 - Biometric front-end recorder system: A stethoscope front-end recorder device (also referred to as Sleeve) for the chest piece of a stethoscope, which is easily installed and removed. The Sleeve covers the circumference of the chest piece of a stethoscope. The Sleeve contains sensors for acquiring biosensor parameters such as electrocardiogram, body temperature, heartbeat, heart... Agent: Rijuven Corporation
20130116585 - Ventricular fibrillation detection: Systems and techniques are disclosed for determining the onset and offset of a ventricular fibrillation event and for distinguishing ventricular fibrillation from noise. In some examples, an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is obtained; a transform is applied to the ECG signal to obtain an analytical pair, the analytical pair including the... Agent: Cardionet, Inc.
20130116587 - Detection of drastic blood pressure changes: A cardiac-activity based prediction of a rapid drop in a patient's blood pressure during extracorporeal blood treatment is disclosed. A proposed alarm apparatus includes a primary beat morphology analysis unit bank of secondary analysis units and an alarm generating unit. The primary beat morphology analysis unit discriminates heart beats in... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab
20130116588 - System and method for the analysis of electrocardiogram signals: A microprocessor configured to receive and process digitized signals derived from an analogue ECG signal is provided. An example microprocessor comprises a beat detection unit configured to receive the in-phase and quadrature phase band power signals, calculate a band power value and an adaptive threshold value, and compare said band... Agent: Imec
20130116589 - Drying substances, preparation and use thereof: There is provided herein a dryer polymer substance including a hetero-phase polymer composition including two or more polymers wherein at least one of the two or more polymers include sulfonic groups, wherein the substance is adapted to pervaporate a fluid. The fluid may include water, water vapor or both. There... Agent: Oridion Medical (1987) Ltd.
20130116590 - Systems and methods for dynamic adjustable spatial granularity for eeg display: A method for organizing and displaying EEG data obtained from C EEG channels on a computer system in a user-friendly manner includes placing the C EEG channels into a schematic placement diagram dividing the C EEG channels, using a processor, into G channel groups for each of the G channel... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
20130116591 - Systems and devices for real time health status credentialing: Systems and processes are presented for real time health credentialing of individuals seeking entry to a facility requiring health credentialing for access. A system and process for real time detection of a febrile condition comprises providing a heat sensor operable to receive thermal radiation from a person. Optionally, the system... Agent:
20130116592 - Specimen retrieval device: A suture loop assembly is provided for securing a specimen collection bag in a closed condition. The suture loop assembly generally includes a length of suture material forming a distal loop and a one-way ferrule for securing the distal loop in a closed condition about an upper end of the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130116593 - Biopsy probe and targeting set interface: A biopsy system includes a biopsy targeting assembly, a needle, and a biopsy device. The biopsy targeting assembly includes a cradle. The needle is releasably supported by the targeting assembly. The biopsy device includes a body having a tissue collection assembly and a cutter. The cutter is translatable relative to... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
20130116594 - Device for taking at least one sample of tissue: This invention relates to a device (10) for taking at least one sample of soft tissue from an organ, said device comprising a body (11) and a needle (12) arranged in the body and extending at least partly outside the body through the front end of the body, the needle... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20130116595 - Device for taking at least one sample of tissue: This invention relates to a device (10) for taking at least one sample of soft tissue from an organ, said device comprising a body (11) and a needle (12) arranged in the body and extending at least partly outside the body through the front end of the body, the needle... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20130116596 - Sample collection tool: A sample collection tool comprises a collection end configured for collecting a sample. Optionally, the sample is collected from within a body cavity of an animal without causing significant discomfort or injury to the animal. A first handle portion has a first end connected to the collection end and a... Agent: Dna Genotek Inc.
20130116597 - Method and apparatus for acquiring blood for testing: A blood sampling device is provided having holder with a manipulating end and an absorbent probe on the opposing end. The probe is of hydrophilic polymer sized to directly absorb a predetermined volume of up to about 30 microliters of blood. Ribs on the holder position the probe within a... Agent: Phenomenex, Inc.
20130116598 - I.v. infusion or blood collection apparatus: An I.V. infusion or blood collection apparatus comprises an I.V. infusion set (100) and a safety shield (200). The I.V. infusion set has a wing body (105) from which a pair of wings (140) extend outward there from and a grip (145) extending upward there from. One end of the... Agent: Mddp, LLC
20130116599 - Fluid diversion mechanism for bodily-fluid sampling: An apparatus includes a housing, a flow control mechanism, and an actuator. At least a portion of the flow control mechanism is movably disposed within the housing. The apparatus further includes an inlet port and an outlet port, and defines a fluid reservoir. The outlet port is fluidically coupled to... Agent: Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130116600 - Method and apparatus for treating pelvic pain: A method and apparatus for treating self-treating internal muscles and trigger points related to pelvic pain in women and men. The apparatus includes a rod having a handle attached to a straight portion at a first end of the rod and a pressure applicator attached to a second end of... Agent: National Center For Pelvic Pain Research Devices, Inc.
20130116602 - Automatic orientation calibration for a body-mounted device: In order to eliminate the need of tiresome and complex calibration procedures for posture-detecting devices, means are provided for determining an orientation of a body-mounted or implanted device (1) relative to the body (2), the device (1) having an orientation detection unit, wherein an uncontrolled output of the orientation detection... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130116601 - Method and device for non-invasive and selective determination of biomechanical, contractile and viscoelastic properties of surface skeletal muscles: The subject of this invention is a measurement method and device for selective and non-invasive determination of biomechanical, contractile and viscoelastic properties (BCVP) of skeletal muscles, muscle parts, tendons and ligaments (subjects of measurements) performed in situ (examine the phenomenon exactly in place where it occurs) by measuring the force... Agent: Tmg-bmc D.o.o.05/02/2013 > 108 patent applications in 67 patent subcategories.
20130109904 - Apparatus and method pertaining to movement compensation during radiation treatment: A control circuit controls real-time administration of a radiation-treatment plan that administers a therapeutic radiation dose to a patient. This includes compensating for a first movement as regards the application setting using a first treatment-administration modality and responding to detection of a second movement by using a second treatment-administration modality... Agent:
20130109905 - Pacemakers and pacemaker leads: A pacemaker is provided. The pacemaker includes a pulse generator and an electrode line connecting with the pulse generator. The electrode line includes at least one conductor. The at least one conductor includes at least one carbon nanotube wire having a plurality of radioactive particles therein.... Agent: Tsinghua University
20130109906 - Shaped conforming medical balloons: A shaped medical balloon is provided that has a conforming shape, yet is inexpensive to manufacture.... Agent: Radiadyne LLC
20130109907 - Dispenser cartridge for radiopharmaceuticals: A cartridge for radiopharmaceutical packaging includes a low UV-absorbing plastic barrel, closed at one end by a cap and at the other by a piston. A shoulder cooperates with the barrel in a double-level snap-on system with a cavity cooperating with an injection fitting sleeve to make a seal. At... Agent: Trasis S.a.
20130109908 - Systems and methods for treating cancer using brachytherapy: Systems and methods are provided for treating cervical and/or uterine cancers in brachytherapy with an intracavitary brachytherapy applicator. The system comprises a tandem adapted for insertion into a cervix of a patient. An ovoid assembly comprises first and second inflatable ovoids and an ovoid support mechanism. The first and second... Agent: Voxel Rad, Ltd.
20130109909 - Sound awareness hearing prosthesis: The present application discloses a hearing prosthesis configured to alert a user of the presence of sound while operating in a sound awareness mode of operation. When a user of the hearing aid removes the external sound processor and microphone, traditionally, a hearing prosthesis does not produce any audio stimulus.... Agent: Cochlear Limited
20130109911 - Apparatus and method for intra-abdominally moving a first internal organ to a position away from a second internal organ and then holding the first internal organ in the position without manual input: An apparatus including a flexible length of cord and three tissue connectors positioned at the opposite ends of the cord and at an intermediate position of the cord is designed to be laparoscopically inserted through the abdominal wall and into the abdominal cavity, and used to move a first internal... Agent: Mis Solutions, Inc.
20130109912 - Duodenal gastrointestinal devices and related treatment methods: An intragastric device includes an elongated member having a proximal end and a distal end and an anchor connected to the elongated member. The anchor includes a stem, a first arch and a second arch, and a curvilinear element. The stem includes a proximal end and a distal end. The... Agent:
20130109910 - Systems, implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedure systems, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele,... Agent:
20130109913 - Systems, devices and methods for personal massage: The present invention relates to a modular erogenous stimulation system including at least one vibratory device for stimulating the erogenous zones and at least one control module that for controlling the operation of the vibratory device; and to an embodiment of the at least one vibratory apparatus that may be... Agent: Jimmyjane, Inc.
20130109914 - Vibratory assembly for articulating members: A vibratory assembly is provided that incorporates a vibratory mechanism worn by a sexual participant on one or more digits of an articulating member for the sexual exploration and stimulation of erogenous zones. A modular erogenous stimulation system including the vibratory assembly is also provided along with a kit for... Agent: Jimmyjane, Inc.
20130109917 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes: a distal end portion provided at a distal end of an insertion portion; a front-view observation window for observing an insertion direction of the distal end portion, which is provided facing toward the insertion direction; a lateral-view observation window for observing a circumferential direction of the distal... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130109918 - Medico-surgical assemblies: An endotracheal tube is introduced into the trachea using a video introducer in the form of a bendable rod having a camera and light source at one end and connected to a display monitor via a cable and connector at the other end. The introducer is initially inserted to the... Agent: Smiths Medical International Limited
20130109916 - Multi-camera endoscope: There is provided herein a tip section of a multi-camera endoscope, the tip section comprising a front-pointing camera and a discrete front illuminator associated therewith two or more side-pointing cameras positioned at or in proximity to a distal end of said tip section, wherein each of said two or more... Agent: Peer Medical Ltd.
20130109915 - System and method for displaying portions of in-vivo images: A method and a system for displaying portions of in vivo images such as pathological or anatomical landmark portions of images, may include receiving a stream of in vivo images captured in a body lumen, and selecting relevant image portions such as suspected pathological image portions from the stream, based... Agent:
20130109919 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes: a bending amount calculator, a setting portion, a determination portion, and a controller. The bending amount calculator is configured to calculate a bending amount of a first bending portion. The setting portion is configured to set a first threshold stored in advance and compared with the bending... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130109920 - Arrangement and method for navigating an endoscopic capsule: An arrangement for navigating an endoscopic capsule includes an external first magnetic field with a first magnetic flux density for moving the endoscopic capsule. The arrangement also includes at least one sensor coil pair outside of the endoscopic capsule for determining a position and/or orientation of the endoscopic capsule. The... Agent:
20130109921 - Endoscope light source apparatus and endoscope system: An endoscope light source apparatus includes a turret provided with a first optical filter and a second optical filter for transmitting an illuminating light, an instruction section in which an operation instruction of the turret is inputted, a drive section that drives the turret, a first detector that detects a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130109922 - Laryngoscope blade: A laryngoscope includes an elongated blade body having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the blade body includes a plurality of arcuate slots therein. A movable tip extension is movably supported by the plurality of arcuate slots and movable in a forward and sideward direction... Agent:
20130109923 - Collapsible laryngoscope: The collapsible laryngoscope includes a substantially U-shaped frame having an open proximal end and a closed distal end, the proximal and distal ends being raised with respect to a central portion thereof to form a substantially saddle-shaped frame. A bite block is secured to the proximal end of the frame,... Agent:
20130109924 - Suction retractor: The subject invention provides a suction retractor comprising a flexible continuous dam which forms a closed loop of any shape and which defines one or more inlet opening into an interior of the closed loop, so that suction can be applied into an interior of the continuous dam. The suction... Agent: Livac Pty Ltd
20130109926 - Apparatus and method for effecting at least one anatomical structure: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus and method for effecting at least one anatomical structure of a body can be provided. For example, at least one first arrangement can be provided which is structured to be at least partially inserted into the body and including an opening. In addition, at least one... Agent: Macroplata, Inc.
20130109927 - Systems and methods for remote patient monitoring: A system that includes a local patient monitor and a plurality of remote patient monitors. The local patient monitor may display a plurality of patient parameter waveforms and patient parameter numerical values for a local patient in a primary display area. The local patient monitor may further display patient parameter... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.
20130109931 - Baby monitoring mat based on fiber optic sensor: The present invention provides a baby monitoring mat having a sensor mat having a top mesh layer, a bottom mesh layer, and two flexible sheets and an optical cable, wherein the optical cable is routed across and sandwiched in between the top mesh layer and the bottom mesh layer, and... Agent: Excelpoint Technology Limited
20130109928 - Dynamically reconfiguring a user interface of a patient monitor responsive to an orientation input: A patient monitoring system may be configured to acquire data signals relating to various physiological parameters of a patient. For example, the patient monitoring system may be used to determine or record a patient's blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and/or other physiological parameters. The patient monitoring system may process the... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.
20130109930 - Polygraph: A computerized veracity testing system including a subject observation subsystem operative to provide an output representing at least one characteristic of a subject, the subject observation subsystem including a hand engagement unit including at least one physiological parameter sensor and having a selectable immobilizer for selectably immobilizing at least a... Agent:
20130109929 - Systems and methods for patient monitors to automatically identify patients: A portable patient monitoring system may be configured to automatically identify a patient using remote sensing technology, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) or Long Wavelength ID (LWID). A patient monitoring system, such as a portable spot-checking monitor, may be brought in proximity with a patient in order for a... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.
20130109932 - Systems and methods for pulmonary monitoring and treatment: Systems and methods are disclosed determining a pulmonary function by mounting one or more sensors intra-orally; capturing intra-oral data; and determining the pulmonary function based on an analysis of the intra-oral data.... Agent: Sonitus Medical, Inc.
20130109933 - Implant: An implant, having a preferably hollow-cylindrical base body and comprising a device that is used to measure the degree of endothelialization and disposed on and/or in the base body, wherein the device comprises an acoustic resonator and/or an electric resonator. The invention further relates to a system, comprising a catheter... Agent: Biotronik Ag
20130109934 - Device for passively removing a target component from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling or modulating the levels of one or more target components in the blood and/or lymph of a vertebrate subject. Devices and systems are provided that include a body defining at least one lumen configured for fluid flow; at least one controllable... Agent: Searete LLC
20130109935 - Patient monitor configuration: An application identification sensor comprises a plurality of emitters configured to transmit light into a tissue site and a detector configured to receive the light after tissue absorption. The detector generates a signal responsive to the intensity of the light and communicates the signal to a monitor. An information element... Agent: Masimo Corporation
20130109936 - Medical sensor and technique for using the same: In an embodiment, a sensor may be adapted to provide information related to its position on a patient's tissue. The sensor may include tissue contact sensors which may relay a signal related to the proper placement of the sensor relative to the tissue of a patient. Such a sensor may... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130109937 - Two-part patch sensor for monitoring vital signs: A two-component monitoring device and system for monitoring blood pressure from a patient is disclosed herein. The two-component monitoring device includes a disposable component and a main component. The disposable component features: i) a backing structure having a first aperture; and ii) first and second electrodes, each electrode connected to... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.
20130109938 - Method and apparatus for calibrating an absolute oxygen saturation sensor: A method for using a medical device comprising an optical sensor to measure calibrated oxygen saturation in a body tissue uses a standard spectral response of blood established for multiple of oxygen saturations and a standard spectral response of a reference material. The standard responses are established using a spectrometer.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130109939 - Method and apparatus to manage lead-related conditions for fault tolerance enhancements: The disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus providing detection mechanism for lead-related conditions, including transient behaviors, on a conductive pathway of a medical electrical lead. In one example, a sense path arbitration module identifies a lead-related condition associated with a conductive pathway based on signal processing to identify transients emerging... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130109940 - Method and/or system for multicompartment analyte monitoring: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to monitoring and/or controlling levels of an analyte in bodily fluid. In particular, estimation of a concentration of the analyte in a first physiological compartment based upon observations of a concentration of the analyte in a second physiological compartment may account for a latency in... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130109941 - Methods and systems for photoacoustic signal processing: A physiological monitoring system may perform an optical measurement of a subject to assist a photoacoustic analysis of the subject. For example, an oblique-incidence diffuse reflectance measurement, photon density wave measurement, or other optical measurement may be used to determine one or more optical properties of a subject. Accordingly, the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130109944 - Alert system for hypo and hyperglycemia prevention based on clinical risk: A device for generating alerts for Hypo and Hyperglycemia Prevention from Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) determines a dynamic risk based on both information of glucose level and a trend obtainable from a CGM signals. The device includes a display whose color depends on the DR (for example, red for high... Agent: Universita Degli Studi Di Padova
20130109942 - Method and/or system for multicompartment analyte monitoring: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to monitoring and/or controlling levels of an analyte in bodily fluid. In particular, estimation of a concentration of the analyte in a first physiological compartment based upon observations of a concentration of the analyte in a second physiological compartment may account for a latency in... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130109943 - Polar plot to represent glucose sensor performance: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, etc. for providing a visual expression of the performance of one or more blood glucose sensors. In one particular example, a relative comparison of a rate of change sensor blood glucose and a rate of change in reference blood glucose may be expressed in a polar... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130109945 - Electroanatomical mapping: This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.
20130109946 - Electrocardiographic monitoring system: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided an electrocardiographic monitoring system including: a housing configured to be attached to a creature body part, the housing including: a plurality of electrodes confined within the boundary of the housing, the plurality of electrodes arranged a distance apart from each... Agent: Web Biotechnology Pte Ltd.
20130109950 - Handheld optoacoustic probe: A handheld optoacoustic probe includes an ultrasound transducer array and optical fibers with a first end formed into a fiber bundle providing an input and a second, distal end providing an output. A light bar guide retains the distal end of the optical fibers on the same plane. One or... Agent: Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
20130109953 - Marking system for computer-aided detection of breast abnormalities: An embodiment method for marking an anomaly in an image comprises generating an initial boundary description representing a size, a shape and a location of the anomaly in the image, dilating the initial boundary description to generate a dilated boundary description representing the shape, the location and an enlarged size... Agent: Vucomp, Inc.
20130109947 - Methods and systems for continuous non-invasive blood pressure measurement using photoacoustics: A patient monitoring system may use photoacoustic sensing to determine one or more physiological parameters of a subject. The system may detect an acoustic pressure response generated by the application and absorption of light, which may be used to identify the size of a blood vessel. The blood pressure of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130109948 - Methods and systems for determining physiological parameters using two photoacoustic peaks: A patient monitoring system may use photoacoustic sensing to determine one or more physiological parameters of a subject. The system may detect an acoustic pressure, response generated by the application and absorption of light, which may include two peaks. The peaks may correspond to surfaces of a feature such as... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130109949 - Methods and systems for photoacoustic signal processing: A physiological monitoring system may perform an optical measurement of a subject to assist a photoacoustic analysis of the subject. For example, an oblique-incidence diffuse reflectance measurement, photon density wave measurement, or other optical measurement may be used to determine one or more optical properties of a subject. Accordingly, the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130109952 - Object information acquisition apparatus: An object information acquisition apparatus includes a holding member including a movable holding member configured to be movable in a direction of sandwiching an object, an irradiation member configured to irradiate the object with light from a light source through the holding member, an acoustic wave detection unit configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130109951 - System for screening the skin condition of the plantar surface of the feet: The present invention relates to a novel approach means of screening foot skin condition of patients at risk for foot tissue breakdown, such as persons with diabetes, through the provision of a remote screening device that can be used in telemedicine or home self-monitoring approaches. The invention would record high... Agent: The United States Government, As Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs
20130109954 - Method for adjusting interference signal space in biomagnetic field measurements: The present invention introduces a method for adjusting interference signal estimates provided by multi-channel biomagnetic field measurements. A so-called Signal Space Separation method (SSS) is applied in the calculatory analysis of the measurement signals, providing for the division of the sources causing the fields in objects of interest and external... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ).
20130109955 - Control unit and medical examination apparatus: A control unit for an equipment arrangement is provided. The control unit includes an imaging modality, a measurement device for measuring a control variable and a controllable injection device for a regulatory substance influencing the control variable, wherein the injection rate of the injection device may be varied during a... Agent:
20130109956 - Premature neonate life support environmental chamber for use in mri/nmr devices: The present invention premature neonate life support environmental cradle (SEC), adapted by means of shape and size to be accommodated within (i) an incubator for premature neonates; and (ii) a measurement device, especially an MRI device. The SEC is configured for a first at least one open position for accommodating... Agent: Aspect Imaging Ltd.
20130109960 - Aortic valve positioning systems, devices, and methods: Systems, devices, and methods for locating a geometric plane within a patient's vasculature, for example, an entry plane to a valve, are disclosed. In one example, a medical device can include a body member and an expandable element. The body member can extend along a longitudinal axis of the medical... Agent: Vascular Solutions, Inc.
20130109957 - Flexible instrument channel insert for scope with real-time position tracking: An apparatus, system and method determining a position of an instrument (100) are provided. A sheath (104) is configured to fit within an instrument channel of a medical scope. An optical fiber (112) is disposed within the sheath and a plurality of sensors (106) is integrated in optical fiber. The... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130109959 - System for detecting rotation angle of a catheter in an x-ray image: An IVUS catheter is advantageously provided with a particular radio-opaque pattern enabling detection of catheter rotation angle with respect to an X-ray imaging source for co-registering IVUS image data with angiographic X-ray or CT image data, for example. An ultrasound catheter system supports orientation and display of intra-vascular ultrasound imaging... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130109958 - System for orientation and display of ultrasound imaging data: A system orientates and displays intra-vascular ultrasound imaging data using an acquisition processor and an image data processor. The acquisition processor acquires, during navigation of an ultrasound catheter through a vessel, for multiple individual intra-vascular ultrasound images comprising an image sequence, data representing an individual image and orientation data associated... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130109961 - Apparatus and method for providing dynamic fiducial markers for devices: An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described below that can provide and/or detect dynamic fiducial markers presented on a display of an apparatus. An apparatus providing the fiducial marker may initially provide for the presentation of the fiducial marker on a display, where the fiducial marker represents one... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130109963 - Method and apparatus for medical imaging using combined near-infrared optical tomography, fluorescent tomography and ultrasound: Methods and apparatus for medical imaging using diffusive optical tomography and fluorescent diffusive optical tomography and ultrasound are disclosed. In one embodiment, the probe comprises emitters and detectors that are inclined at an angle of about 1 to about 30 degrees to a surface of the probe that contacts tissue.... Agent: The University Of Connecticut
20130109962 - System and method for beamforming in soft-field tomography: A system and method for beamforming in soft-field tomography are provided. One soft-field tomography system includes a plurality of transducers configured for positioning proximate a surface of an object and one or more excitation drivers coupled to the plurality of transducers and configured to generate excitation signals for the plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20130109966 - Control unit and medical examination apparatus having a control unit: Disclosed is a control unit for a device arrangement. The control unit includes an image-generating modality and a controllable injection apparatus for a contrast agent. The injection rate of the injection apparatus may be varied during data acquisition as a function of a patient-specific cycle duration.... Agent:
20130109965 - Medical examination apparatus: A medical examination apparatus including a control unit, an image-generating modality and a controllable injection apparatus for a contrast agent is provided. The control unit is connected to an alarm signal emitter and the control unit switches the modality and the injection apparatus to a safe mode as a function... Agent:
20130109964 - Methods and apparatus for analyzing medical imaging data: In a method and apparatus for analyzing medical imaging data of a subject from an imaging modality using a tracer in which a characteristic of the tracer varies with time, are disclosed, a region of interest in a scanned image volume is determined. Data are then obtained from detection of... Agent:
20130109967 - Leak detecting sensor and chemical liquid injection system: To provide a leak detecting sensor capable of favorably detecting a leak of a chemical liquid regardless of orientation in fixing to a patient. The leak detecting sensor has a plurality of light-emitting elements 11 each emitting light to be applied to the patient, and a single light-receiving element receiving... Agent: Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.
20130109968 - Ultrasonic imaging device: Disclosed is an ultrasonic imaging device having an improved signal-to-noise ratio. After A/D conversion, by performing filtering between channels or two-dimensional filtering between channels and along the time axis, reduction in spatial resolution is suppressed as much as possible to thereby improve the signal-to-noise ratio.... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20130109969 - Sampling method, apparatus, probe, reception beamforming apparatus, and medical imaging system performing the sampling method: A sampling method for generating a diagnostic image of an object is provided. The sampling method may include receiving an echo signal reflected from an object; sampling the received echo signal by using a sampling frequency and storing the I component data and the Q component data extracted according to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130109970 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic image display apparatus, and ultrasonic image display method: According to one embodiment, an internal storage unit stores auxiliary diagnostic indication concerning each of examination items in association with a display position of the auxiliary diagnostic indication in a display area where an ultrasonic image is displayed. An image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image concerning an examination item... Agent:
20130109971 - Methods, systems and apparatuses for van-cittert zernike imaging: A method of creating an ultrasound image includes receiving a return signal from a time delayed signal emitted from a plurality of transducer elements at a target the return signal comprising a measurement at each of the plurality of transducer elements formed from a plurality of reflections off of a... Agent: Duke University
20130109972 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is provided. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a B-flow data generator configured to generate B-flow data based on echo signals obtained by performing transmission/reception of ultrasound on a subject given vibrations, and a displayer configured to display a B-flow image based on the B-flow data.... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
20130109973 - Ultrasonic probe, charger, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic system: An ultrasonic probe, a charger and an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, and an ultrasonic diagnostic system that uses them are provided by the present invention, which comprises a detector for detecting whether or not an ultrasonic probe having a rechargeable battery or the charger for charging this is in charging state;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130109974 - Biopsy treatment instrument: A biopsy treatment instrument according to the present invention includes a flexible sheath, an insertion portion capable of advancing and retracting in the flexible sheath, a recessed portion for specimen sampling provided on a side surface of the insertion portion, a capacitive ultrasound transducer array provided on a bottom surface... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130109975 - Monolithic device: A monolithic device for the non-invasive measurement of optical parameters relating to a biological tissue comprising: at least one light emitter that emits light having a range of wavelengths and/or at least one detector for detecting light in a range of wavelengths transmitted or backscattered by the tissue, wherein one... Agent: University Court Of The University Of St Andrews
20130109976 - Non-contact and passive measurement of arterial pulse through thermal ir imaging, and analysis of thermal ir imagery: A non-contact, passive method for measurement of arterial pulse from areas such as the major superficial arteries of the body through analysis of thermal IR images acquired by passive thermal IR imaging sensors, and through the modeling of the pulsatile nature of the blood flow and arterial pulse propagation in... Agent: University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
20130109977 - Uv imaging for intraoperative tumor delineation: A medical imaging system and method. A UV/visible camera uses a back illuminated silicon imaging detector to observe a surface of a brain of a human subject in vivo during brain surgery for excision of a cancerous tumor. The detector can be a CCD detector or a CMOS detector. Under... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130109978 - Non-invasive cardiac output determination: A method of controlling a gas delivery apparatus including an apparatus controllable variable using an iterative algorithm to deliver a test gas (TG) for non-invasively determining a subject's pulmonary blood flow comprising iteratively generating and evaluating test values of a iterated variable based on an iterative algorithm in order output... Agent:
20130109979 - Non-invasive intracranial monitor: m
20130109980 - Systems and methods for a wireless vascular pressure measurement device: A vascular measuring system includes an elongated sleeve configured to be delivered over a standard guide wire configured to be threaded into a vascular pathway of the human, and includes sensor(s) coupled to the sleeve. The sensor(s) measure physiological parameter(s) of the human. Alternatively, the sensor(s) may be located at... Agent:
20130109981 - Electronic sphygmomanometer: A CPU of a sphygmomanometer includes a first control unit that, during measurement, controls a change in the internal pressure of a measurement air bladder by controlling the driving of a pump and/or a valve. The CPU further includes a second control unit that controls a change in the internal... Agent:
20130109982 - Measurement apparatus: A first calculation unit receives phase characteristics Pa(f) and Pb(f) outputted from frequency transform units, calculates a propagation time difference based on a phase difference between the two phase characteristics in a high-frequency component thereof, and calculates a pulse wave velocity by dividing a difference in the distances of vascular... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
20130109983 - Dilution apparatus, method and computer program: An apparatus for determining a patient's circulatory fill status is adapted to provide a dilution curve and is capable to derive the ratio between the patient's global end-diastolic volume GEDV and the patient's intra thoracic thermo volume ITTV from the dilution curve. Further, a computer program for determining a patient's... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Iprm Ag
20130109984 - Biological information measuring band with a rechargeable ability: A biological information measuring band with a rechargeable ability includes a signal circuit, a recharge circuit, and at least two measuring points which are electrically connected to the signal circuit. The recharge circuit has a diode and an electrical storage. When the biological information measuring band with a rechargeable ability... Agent:
20130109986 - Electrode lead of pacemaker and pacemaker: An electrode lead of a pacemaker includes a lead wire. The lead wire includes at least one sub-lead wire and an electrode head. The sub-lead wire includes a core wire structure, a first insulating layer and a carbon nanotube composite structure. The first insulating layer coats on an outer surface... Agent: Tsinghua University
20130109985 - Fault-tolerant sensing in an implantable medical device: A system includes a memory and a processing module. The memory includes a primary sensing vector and N alternate sensing vectors. The processing module determines a ranking value for each of the N alternate sensing vectors. Each ranking value is indicative of the integrity of a cardiac electrical signal acquired... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130109987 - Method and device for treatment of arrhythmias and other maladies: Devices and methods are described for treating maladies such as atrial fibrillation. The devices and methods, in some implementations, include one or more rings formed of one or more windings. The rings provide mechanical pressure against an adjacent tissue, e.g., the tissue of a vessel, and the pressure works to... Agent: Medical Device Innovations Inc.
20130109988 - Method and user interface device for displaying electrocardiograms: A method of displaying electrocardiograms comprises displaying a reference electrocardiogram; and displaying a measured electrocardiogram so that the reference electrocardiogram and the measured electrocardiogram are displayed in an overlapping state.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130109989 - Method and apparatus for obtaining and processing ballistocardiograph data: A method and apparatus are provided for obtaining and processing ballistocardiograph data to determine a physiological condition of a subject. Ballistocardiograph data indicative of heart motion of the subject measured along a plurality of spatial axes by a sensor device which may comprise a three-axis accelerometer. The ballistocardiograph data is... Agent: Heart Force Medical Inc.
20130109990 - Supersensitive linear pressure transducer: Apparatus and methods for a MEMS-fabricated variable capacitor. In one embodiment the capacitor is a comb drive comprising a plurality of plates interdigitated with a corresponding blades. As the plates move relative to the blades, the capacitance of the sensor changes. The capacitor is sufficiently sensitive to measure respiratory pressure... Agent: Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation
20130109991 - Bad breath detection system: A bad breath detection system comprising: a bad breath detection device; and a indicating agent on the bad breath detection device wherein when a user places the bad breath detection device in their mouth the indicating agent provides a visual cue depending on a concentration of malodorous compounds in a... Agent:
20130109992 - Nasal mask: A surgical mask for use in dental procedures, and oral or facial surgery, formed of a continuous sheet of flexible material comprising a nose-conforming shell incorporating adhesive material for sealing and for maintaining position on the patient during the dental or surgical procedure. The mask forms an encasement for input/output... Agent:
20130109993 - System and method for estimating upper airway resistance and lung compliance employing induced central apneas: A method of estimating upper airway resistance or lung compliance of a patient is provided that includes inducing a central apnea in the patient, providing a known pressure stimulus comprising a flow of breathing gas having a known pressure level to the patient while the patient is experiencing the central... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130109994 - Method for monitoring phrenic nerve function: Systems and methods for monitoring phrenic nerve function of a patient are disclosed, including, including establishing a diaphragmatic movement value threshold; positioning a diaphragmatic movement sensor on an external surface of an abdomen of the patient; applying a treatment regimen to a tissue region in proximity to the phrenic nerve;... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp
20130109996 - Expert system to facilitate source localization of brain electrical activity: A system or method can facilitate source localization of brain electrical activity. In one example, an expert system can be utilized to evaluate the source localization results and, based on the acceptability of the results, adjust a data preparation phase to provide for acceptable source localization.... Agent: Case Western Reserve University
20130109995 - Method of building classifiers for real-time classification of neurological states: A method of building binary classifiers for classification of brain electrical activity data into one or more neurological classes is described. The method comprises the steps of extracting quantitative features from the brain electrical activity data, and reducing the pool of extracted features into a computationally manageable and statistically relevant... Agent:
20130109998 - Real time csf flow measurement system & method: A system for measuring quantitative CSF flow in shunt tubing implanted under the skin. The system includes an array of thermosensors clustered in three sections, cooling device, placed on the skin surface and an associated data acquisition and analysis device. Two sensor sections are placed over the shunt on the... Agent: Shuntcheck, Inc.
20130109997 - System for monitoring biological data: A system and method configured to monitor biological data. The system includes a biosensor assembly for processing biological data of a living body. The biosensor assembly comprises a sensor configured to be coupled to a wearable item, for instance a cap worn on the head of a user. The sensor... Agent:
20130109999 - Manometer for use in testing spinal region and related method: A manometer for measuring a differential pressure within a patient's disc includes a housing attachable to a device that is in fluid communication with the patient's disc, a pressure transducer within the housing for measuring a pressure in the patient's disc, a memory within the manometer for saving a pressure... Agent: Kimberly-clerk, Inc.
20130110000 - Dual diameter introducer guide wire: The present invention is directed to a dual diameter guide wire that is steerable inside the lumen of a patient, and provides greater ability to access small areas such as the interior of a needle, or the interior of a patient's lumen such as small blood vessels, thereby improving access... Agent: Terumo Medical Corporation
20130110001 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a core wire, a coil body that covers the core wire, a tip portion that fixes a distal end of the core wire to a distal end of the coil body, and a resin layer formed on an outer peripheral surface of the core wire. The resin... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
20130110002 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a core shaft and a coil body that covers the core shaft. The guidewire also includes a tip portion, an intermediate fixing portion, and a proximal-end fixing portion that fix the core shaft to the coil body. The coil body includes a single core wire formed of... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
20130110003 - Visualization catheter periscope: The exemplary embodiments illustrated provide the discovery of methods and apparatuses for periscope devices that couple to a viewing end of a visualization catheter or endoscope to extend the viewing range and accessory range of the endoscope or visualization catheter so as to provide for greater viewing and reach into... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130110006 - Collimated beam metrology systems for in-situ surgical applications: A metrology system includes a collinear array of uniformly spaced light elements for propagating parallel light beams. The parallel light beams assist in producing a light pattern on a target site. A method of measuring a dimension of a target site includes the steps of projecting uniformly spaced parallel light... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110005 - Point size light illumination in metrology systems for in-situ surgical applications: A metrology method includes the steps of positioning a point source projector at a known distance from a target site, projecting a light beam through a semi-transparent mask, forming a magnified pattern on the target site from the light beam, visually inspecting a portion of the magnified pattern that is... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110004 - User posture detection: Embodiments herein relate to detecting posture information. In an embodiment, a device detects the posture information related to a user's posture and stores the detected information. Further, the device receives input from the user about a region of the user's body experiencing pain and provides recommendations for a change to... Agent:
20130110007 - Thermotherapy device having body scan function and method for scanning body using same: The present embodiment provides a thermotherapy device having a body scan function, and the thermotherapy device comprises: a thermo-ceramic unit which moves in a lengthwise direction of the backbone of a user; a transfer motor unit which moves said thermo-ceramic unit; a motor variation generation module which measures a load... Agent: Ceragem Co., Ltd.
20130110008 - Communication between external devices and implantable medical devices: In general, the techniques of this disclosure are directed to communication between an implantable medical device (IMD) and an external device. In some examples, the external device transmits a signal that includes a communication key. One or more sensors of the IMD sense the signal that includes the communication key,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130110009 - Device to monitor and treat hemiplegia and hemispatial neglect: A programmable device adaptable for wearing on an affected limb of a subject afflicted with hemiplegia and/or hemispatial neglect includes a sensor for measuring movement values of the affected limb, a sensory stimulator for providing sensory stimulation at a particular interval, duration, frequency, intensity and/or pattern, a microprocessor for storing... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130110010 - Gait analysis device and computer program product: According to an embodiment, a gait analysis device includes a measuring unit configured to measure a subject's motion; a determining unit configured to determine a walking start point in time at which the subject starts walking based on the subject's motion; a feature quantity calculator configured to, when the walking... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130110011 - Method of monitoring human body movement: A method of monitoring human body movement includes measuring the motion of movable body parts using one or more measurement devices applied to the movable body parts during activity of the human body. A movement economy profile of the human body movement is calculated using the data from the measurement... Agent:Previous industry: Hazardous or toxic waste destruction or containment
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