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08/07/2014 > 153 patent applications in 82 patent subcategories.

20140221724 - Real-time in vivo radiation dosimetry using scintillation detector: Apparatus and methods for measuring radiation levels in vivo in real time. Apparatus and methods include a scintillating material coupled to a retention member.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140221725 - Shaped coils for transcranial magnetic stimulation: Described herein are shaped coil TMS electromagnets formed by two bent magnetic coil loops joined at a vertex having an angle between the outer coil regions of the coils that is typically less than 120 degrees (e.g., between about 45 and about 70 degrees, 60 degrees, etc.). The vertex region... Agent:

20140221726 - Apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of neurodegenerative conditions: Described herein are methods of treating neurological injury and conditions, in particular neurodegenerative conditions. These treatment methods can include the steps of generating a pulsed electromagnetic field from a pulsed electromagnetic field source and applying the pulsed electromagnetic field in proximity to a target region.... Agent:

20140221727 - Methods, devices and systems for counterpulsation of blood flow to and from the circulatory system: Counterpulsation methods and systems for assisting the heart of a patient involve, for example, coordinating the operation of a pulsatile pump to suction blood from an artery through a blood flow conduit while the heart is in systole and expel the blood into the blood flow conduit and the artery... Agent:

20140221728 - Incubator illumination: Monitoring of infants in an incubator may use cameras to measure vital signs and other medical parameters, including oxygen saturation of arterial blood. However, the images obtained by these cameras suffer from a reduced signal-to-noise ratio due to specular reflectance from light reflecting off the skin of the infant. By... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140221729 - Automatic gain control for implanted microphone: A method for use in an implantable hearing instrument, including receiving an output signal from an implanted microphone implanted in a person, identifying a first characteristic of said output signal, based on said first characteristic, amplifying said microphone output signal by at least one of a plurality of gain settings... Agent:

20140221730 - Delivering content based on an individuals predicted type and stress-related state: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent:

20140221733 - Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions: Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, 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,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140221732 - Method of removing an inflated implant: An inflated implant within an anatomical structure, such as the bladder, may require removal. A method of removing an inflated implant from an anatomical structure can include any of a number of different steps. A removal device can be placed within the anatomical structure. The implant is located within the... Agent: Attenuex Technologies, Inc.

20140221731 - Systems and methods for sling delivery and placement: The invention, in various embodiments, is directed to systems, devices, and methods relating to pre-pubic approaches to delivering a supportive sling to periurethral tissue of a patient.... Agent:

20140221734 - Cloned non-human animals free of selective markers: Genetically modified somatic cells of a non-human animal are provided that are engineered to contain a self-excisable, recombinase expression cassette comprising a site-specific recombinase gene operably linked to an ES cell-specific promoter. Compositions and methods for producing a genetically modified, cloned non-human animal that is free of a selective marker... Agent:

20140221735 - Nondestructive means of ectopic pregnancy management: In a non-destructive means of ectopic pregnancy management, a baby is delivered with the gestational sac intact and then submerged in an incubator containing ventilating fluid; the baby is placed in an absorbable transfer capsule and transcervically transferred to the uterine cavity; the capsule dissolves after a period of time... Agent:

20140221736 - Hernia repair device and method: A hernia repair device includes a surgical mesh configured to extend across a tissue defect and a plurality of filament loops coupled to the surgical mesh toward an outer periphery thereof. A tissue retracting member is slidably disposed about each of the filament loops. Each tissue retracting member is configured... Agent:

20140221737 - Vibrating device: A vibrating device is provided, and includes a base body and a plurality of extending members. A vibrating motor is assembled in the base body. Each extending member is formed as elongated shape and includes a shaping portion and a connecting portion. The connecting portion of each extending member has... Agent: Ozaki International Co., Ltd.

20140221738 - Device and method for maneuvering endoscope: Systems and methods for maneuvering an endoscope are disclosed. The system includes: at least one first pivoting support that is pivotally attached to the endoscope and that permits the endoscope to pivot around at least one first axis of rotation; at least one second pivoting support that is in communication... Agent: M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.

20140221739 - Advance and retreat assist tool of endoscopic treatment instrument and endoscopic system: An advance and retreat assist tool includes a base unit, a fixing unit and a first tubular member. The advance and retreat assist tool further includes a fixing portion which fixes the treatment instrument to the first tubular member, a rotary portion which provided in the first tubular member and... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140221744 - Endoscope system and image generation method: A blue signal B, a green signal G, and a red signal R are obtained by imagining a subject illuminated with white light W using a color CCD 44. Based on these signals B, G, and R, a normal light image in which a wavelength component of a visible light... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140221745 - Endoscope system and image generation method: Only irregularities on the body tissue, such as a superficial microstructure or a hypertrophy, are made clear. A blue signal B, a green signal G, and a red signal R are obtained by imaging a subject illuminated with white light W using a color CCD 44. Based on these signals... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140221742 - Ingestible endoscopic optical scanning device: An ingestible scanning device includes, in an embodiment, a capsule housing having a transparent window and sized so as to be ingestible, a photo-sensing array located within the capsule housing, a mirror located within the housing and oriented to direct an image from a surface outside the transparent window to... Agent: Innurvation, Inc.

20140221743 - Lens frame unit, and endoscope comprising lens frame unit: A lens frame unit includes a lens frame body that houses an optical member, a heat transfer unit that covers at least part of the lens frame body, a heat-generating unit, a temperature measurement unit that measures temperature and a same single electrical wiring board on which the heat-generating unit... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140221741 - Self assembly of in-vivo capsule system: An in-vivo self-assembly capsule system is disclosed, where the in-vivo capsule system comprises a first primary capsule, at least one second capsule, and a self-connection means for connecting the first primary capsule and said at least one second capsule by providing holding force when the first primary capsule and said... Agent: Capso Vision, Inc.

20140221740 - Wireless endoscopic surgical device: A wireless endoscopic surgical device used for minimally invasive procedures comprises a handheld component and a separate power module. The handheld component consisting of a handle and a conduit houses a wireless imaging system and a single LED light source. The imaging system comprises a wireless camera coupled to an... Agent:

20140221747 - Apparatus, systems and methods which include and/or utilize flexible forward scanning catheter: These and other objects of the present disclosure can be achieved by provision of an apparatus for illuminating a structure(s), which can include a first arrangement and a second arrangement which can each be configured to rotate and deflect a radiation(s) transmitted therethrough at an angle with respect to an... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140221746 - Stereo endoscope apparatus and image processing method: Provided is a stereo endoscope apparatus, including: a treatment instrument that is operable; at least two imaging units for picking up images of a subject; and a transparency-composition unit for performing, in a first region in which the treatment instrument appears within a first image picked up by one of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140221748 - Stereoscopic endoscope device: An appropriate stereoscopic image of a subject is readily acquired. Provided is a stereoscopic endoscope device including two image capture elements spaced apart from each other and disposed at a distal end of an insertion section to be inserted into a subject; an angle changing mechanism that changes a relative... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140221749 - Endoscope with pannable camera: An endoscope has a pannable camera at the distal end of its insertion shaft, the pannable camera assembly being pivotable to provide a range of a field of view that can be equal to or greater than 180 degrees. A terminal light emitting element may be mounted to the camera... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140221750 - Endoscope with guide: An instrument for use with an endoscope may include an elongate section configured to move exterior to the endoscope. The elongate section may include a distal end and a proximal end. The instrument may also include an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongate section, and an... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140221751 - Endoscopic instrument: Endoscopic instrument with a control element, an instrument shaft, an adjustment element, a pull element, an actuator, an intermediate element which is operatively connected to the control element and to the adjustment element such that a force applied to the control element by the user can be transmitted to the... Agent:

20140221752 - Endoscope objective lens and endoscope: d

20140221753 - Objective lens arrangement for confocal endomicroscopy: An apparatus for imaging an anatomical structure(s) can be provided. For example, a housing arrangement can have a shape of a pill and can be to be delivered to the anatomical structure(s). An imaging arrangement can be configured to generate a microscopic image of the anatomical structure(s), wherein the imaging... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140221754 - Surgical lighting assembly: The present invention concerns a sterilisable and sterile distributor platform (10) for a surgical lighting assembly, comprising:—at least one base provided with at least one connector (30) capable of ensuring the electrical and mechanical connection of at least one lighting device (1), and—at least one mechanical attachment device capable of... Agent:

20140221755 - Laryngoscope blade: Embodiments of a laryngoscope blade for being removable mounted to a laryngoscope handle. In some embodiments, the laryngoscope blade may include a blade portion including a proximal end and a distal end provided with an optic window; a base portion including two base halves mounted to each other and to... Agent: Vital Signs, Inc.

20140221757 - Seal anchor with non-parallel lumens: A seal anchor member defines a housing defining a longitudinal axis, the housing having leading and trailing ends, and including a plurality of lumens extending between the leading and trailing ends, each lumen being adapted for substantially sealed reception of an object therein and defining a longitudinal axis, wherein at... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221758 - Seal anchor with non-parallel lumens: A seal anchor member defines a housing defining a longitudinal axis, the housing having leading and trailing ends, and including a plurality of lumens extending between the leading and trailing ends, each lumen being adapted for substantially sealed reception of an object therein and defining a longitudinal axis, wherein at... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221756 - Surgical access method and assembly including sleeve and port: A surgical access assembly includes a sleeve and a port. The sleeve is adapted for insertion within tissue to access an underlying tissue site. The sleeve defines a first passage therethrough. The first passage has a first diameter. The port defines one or more second passages extending therethrough. The port... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221759 - Pupil expansion apparatus: A pupil expansion apparatus is placed in the eye during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the pupil expansion apparatus is a square frame structure that comprises four straight beams which cross each other at their ends to form a cross beam arrangement. However, the expansion apparatus is not... Agent: Impex, Inc.

20140221760 - Apparatus and method for enlarging an incision: A retraction system and method are provided for retracting tissues surrounding a surgical site. In one aspect, a method including engaging slide connections between a guide dilator and a plurality of tissue engaging members and sequentially enlarging an incision using the guide dilator and the plurality of tissue engaging members.... Agent: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

20140221761 - Muscle retractor for spine surgery: Provided is a muscle retractor for spine surgery including: first and second retractors having blades configured to support a spine and muscles, and insertion blocks extending from the blades and having facing open surfaces; an expander having expansion arms slidably inserted into the insertion blocks of the first and second... Agent: Soonchunhyang University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation

20140221762 - Anoscope for ano-rectal diagnostic and surgery: A composite anoscope for ano-rectal diagnostic and surgery, wherein the anoscope (2) also comprises an internal component (1), to be inserted therein, and a suitably shorter external component (3), ending with a conic frustum mantle (18), wherein the anoscope (2) is to be inserted. The three components (1, 2, 3)... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140221763 - Methods and apparatus for controlling optical properties of light: A surgical instrument for illuminating a surgical field has an optical waveguide for transmitting light by total internal reflection. One or more control elements are disposed on the optical waveguide. The control elements extract light from the optical waveguide and control first and second optical properties of the extracted light.... Agent: Invuity, Inc.

20140221764 - Stat clock for patient support apparatus: A patient support apparatus a frame, an emergency switch, and a controller. The frame is movable from an operating position to one of a plurality of emergency switches as a result of engagement of the emergency switch. The controller is configured to determine a time interval in which the frame... Agent:

20140221767 - Far field telemetry operations between an external device and an implantable medical device during recharge of the implantable medical device via a proximity coupling: Far field telemetry operations are conducted between an external device and an implantable medical device while power is being transferred to the implantable medical device for purposes of recharging a battery of the implantable medical device. The far field operations may include exchanging recharge information that has been collected by... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140221766 - Patient-worn medical monitoring device: One embodiment of a medical monitor includes a lanyard and an electronic package supported in the manner of a pendant. Another embodiment of a medical monitor attaches adhesively to a patient. Both embodiments include a reusable portion housing electronic components for processing measurements of the patient's physiological condition, and a... Agent: Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.

20140221765 - Patient/professional-collaborative, traditional-diagnosis-bypassing, mental health therapy system and methodology: An traditional-diagnosis-bypassing method for improving a mental health patient-therapy program through incorporating in it, centrally, a patient's expressed therapy goals, including (a) accessing an electronic information system which is programmed with information-capturing and related-question-based, guiding software associated with patient-personalizing therapy planning, structuring and implementing, (b) encouraging a collaboration dialogue between... Agent: Integrated Health Pathways, LLC

20140221772 - Body surface sensors: A device for sensing lung sounds, comprising: a piezoelectric sensor comprising an electrical conductive plate attached to a piezoelectric material, said sensor encased in a body structure; a first electric wire connected to the piezoelectric material on the opposite side of said plate; a second electric wire connected to said... Agent: Deep Breeze Ltd.

20140221780 - Complexity based methods and systems for detecting depression: Major depression can affect multiple physiologic systems. Analysis of signals that reflect integrated function may be useful in probing dynamical changes in this syndrome. Complex variability can be used as a marker of healthy, adaptive control mechanisms and dynamical complexity decreases with aging and disease. The heart rate (HR) dynamics... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140221775 - Delivering content based on a determination of stress: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent:

20140221773 - Determining a continuous duration that an individual has been in the stress-related state: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent:

20140221779 - Dream enhancement apparatus and method: Dream stage enhancement uses a headband with EEG-EOG sensors, onboard processors, memory, coarse and fine time REM waveform detection modules, LEDs and an audio playback unit. After normalization to the user's EEG waveforms, the user's EEG-EOG signals are processed, REM and NREM stages detected and light, sound or AV stimuli... Agent:

20140221778 - Identifying physiological parameters from raw data received wirelessly from a sensor: The present invention is directed to identifying physiological parameters from raw data received wirelessly from a sensor. The invention allows a user to track the physiological parameters using any of a number of common portable devices, such as a smart phone. In this manner, the user is not required to... Agent:

20140221777 - Laser-assisted surgical procedure to restore sensor neural hearing lost: The present application is directed towards method and systems for determining appropriate morphology changes of an eardrum to restore sensor neural hearing. The methods include receiving a measurement of an audibility threshold, a map of a surface area of an eardrum of the patient, and an impedance of the eardrum... Agent:

20140221781 - Method and device for monitoring at least one vehicle occupant and method for operating at least one assistance device: A method and a device for monitoring at least one vehicle passenger in a vehicle involve capturing images of the vehicle passenger by an image capturing unit and analyzing the captured images using an image processing unit. Vital parameters of the vehicle passenger are determined by the image analysis of... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140221771 - Method and implantable system for blood-glucose concentration monitoring using parallel methodologies: In an implantable medical device for monitoring glucose concentration in the blood, a blood-glucose concentration analysis is performed using correlations of blood-glucose concentration with measures of metabolic oxygen consumption including oxymetric, and/or temperature. Analysis of electrocardiographic data is used in a parallel method to detect and/or confirm the onset and/or... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc

20140221786 - Multi-sensor strategy for heart failure patient management: An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produces an indication of... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140221768 - Operator controlled mixed modality feedback: Apparatus, including a flexible insertion tube having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity, a first sensor in the distal end configured to acquire a first signal from the cavity during a medical procedure, and a second sensor in the distal end configured to acquire a second signal... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140221782 - Prediction of exacerbations for copd patients: The invention provides a method for estimating if a patient suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is approaching an exacerbation. Data with connected data indicative of levels of blood oxygen saturation obtained from the patient and their respective time of measurements are received, and a processor executes an algorithm... Agent: Aalborg Universitet

20140221787 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data having user selectable parameter: The invention is a wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, having sensors to generate data indicative of a physiological or contextual parameters of a user. A processor on the wireless communications device is adapted derive physiological state information of the user from the contextual or physiological parameters. The... Agent:

20140221788 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data having user selectable parameters: The invention is a wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, having sensors to generate data indicative of a physiological or contextual parameters of a user. A processor on the wireless communications device is adapted derive physiological state information of the user from the contextual or physiological parameters. The... Agent:

20140221791 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent:

20140221789 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness trend data having user selectable parameters: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent:

20140221790 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness trend data having user selectable parameters: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent: Bodymedia, Inc.

20140221784 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness, nutrition and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent:

20140221785 - System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness, nutrition and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same... Agent:

20140221774 - System to determine stress of an individual: Various methods and apparatuses for measuring a state parameter of an individual using signals based on one or more sensors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first set of signals is used in a first function to determine how a second set of signals is used in one or more... Agent:

20140221769 - Systems and methods for measuring energy expenditure of an individual: Various methods and apparatuses for measuring a state parameter of an individual using signals based on one or more sensors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first set of signals is used in a first function to determine how a second set of signals is used in one or more... Agent:

20140221770 - Systems and methods of measuring caloric consumption: Various methods and apparatuses for measuring a state parameter of an individual using signals based on one or more sensors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first set of signals is used in a first function to determine how a second set of signals is used in one or more... Agent:

20140221776 - Systems, methods, and devices for behavioral modification: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent: Bodymedia, Inc.

20140221783 - Umbilical probe system: An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover,... Agent: Medicalcue, Inc.

20140221793 - Container for testing blood and blood drawing instrument: Provided is a container for testing blood (1A) including: a main container body (2) having an internal space (3) that stores an initial blood flow; a blood inflow port (5) that allows the initial blood flow to inflow; a blood outflow port (6) that allows the stored initial blood flow... Agent:

20140221792 - Hydration monitoring apparatus: A hydration monitoring apparatus is disclosed. The hydration monitoring apparatus comprises at least one sensor and an analysis unit. The hydration monitoring apparatus may take at least one biometric, biological, and/or physiological measurement of an individual and measures the hydration level, dehydration level or status, or bodily fluid level of... Agent:

20140221794 - Endoscope system and image generation method: The visibility of irregularities on the body tissue, such as a superficial microstructure or hypertrophy, is improved. Excitation light EL is emitted to a phosphor to excite and emit white light W. High absorption wavelength cut light is generated by removing components in high absorption wavelength bands A1 and A2,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140221795 - Mobile platform for oximetry testing: A computer assimilates and reports physiological data collected from a patient. The method includes the steps of recording physiological data collected from a patient's body via sensors with the sensors connected to diagnostic medical equipment. The diagnostic medical equipment transmits the physiological data to a computerized memory in a mobile... Agent: Breathe, LLC

20140221796 - Devices and methods for temperature determination: A temperature determination method includes temporarily contacting a forehead of a subject with a first surface of a removable patch, and exposing a second surface of the patch opposite the first surface to ambient conditions. The method also includes sensing a temperature of the first surface of the patch while... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20140221797 - Systems, methods, components, and software for monitoring and notification of vital sign changes: A system and method for monitoring and notification of injury wherein an individual wears a monitoring device, the monitoring device tracks biometric data such as blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and acceleration of the individual and sends the data to a base station, the base station analyzes the data to... Agent:

20140221798 - Optical sensor path selection: A device includes a sensor for measuring a parameter for tissue. The sensor includes a plurality of optical elements including a plurality of detectors and at least one emitter. Separation distances between the various optical elements are selected based on a depth corresponding to a region of interest in the... Agent: Nonin Medical, Inc.

20140221799 - Methods and systems for exchanging signals with medical or physiological instrumentation: A process is described for testing a biomedical property of an internal tissue of a patient. Optical energy emitted by an external source is transferred through a nail of the patient to an instrument device implanted beneath the nail. A portion of the transferred optical energy is converted to electrical... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140221800 - Sensor inserter assembly: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140221801 - Electrochemical analyte sensor: An electrochemical analyte sensor formed using conductive traces on a substrate can be used for determining and/or monitoring a level of analyte in in vitro or in vivo analyte-containing fluids. For example, an implantable sensor may be used for the continuous or automatic monitoring of a level of an analyte,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140221802 - One touch laser lancing type blood glucose measurement device, strip and the method using it: A one touch laser lancing type blood glucose measurement device, a strip, and the method using it. In particular, the invention relates to a one touch laser lancing type blood glucose measurement device, a strip, and the method using it, which performs blood gathering and blood glucose measurement at the... Agent: Isotech Co., Ltd.

20140221803 - Current localization tracker: A method includes positioning body-electrodes in galvanic contact with a body of a patient and positioning a mapping-tool, having a mapping-electrode, in a plurality of regions in the body. The method further includes tracking the mapping-tool at different positions in each of the regions using a location-measuring system, and for... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140221804 - Physiological signal detection system: The present invention provides a handy remote physiological signal detection system, comprising a sensing unit, a stimulation unit and a control unit. The sensing unit includes a detecting electrode, a first surface detection electrode, a second surface detection electrode and a sensing module. The sensing modules is used to detect... Agent:

20140221805 - Mapping sympathetic nerve distribution for renal ablation and catheters for same: This invention provides methods for mapping and ablating renal nerves to treat disease caused by systemic renal nerve hyperactivity, e.g. hypertension, heart failure, renal failure and diabetes. Also provided are catheters for performing the mapping and ablating functions.... Agent: Symap Holding Limited

20140221806 - Electric impedance tomography device and method: An EIT device with a plurality of electrodes, which can be arranged about the chest of a patient, with a control and analyzing unit for feeding electrode pairs of a set of electrodes to record a voltage or current signal as a measured signal with electrode pairs acting consecutively as... Agent: Dr&#xe4 Ger Medical Gmbh

20140221808 - Cover sheet for a body measuring apparatus and an automatic sheet dispenser therfor: A cover sheet (1) used in a body measuring apparatus having electrodes for supplying current to a human body or for measuring a difference in electrical potential between two sites of the body. The cover sheet has electric conductive area portions (2) corresponding to the electrodes of the body measuring... Agent: Tanita Corporation

20140221807 - Sensor platform and method of preparing the same: Provided is a sensor platform and a method of preparing the same. The sensor platform may include a hydrogel sheet comprising a net structure; an electrolyte applied to the net structure; and a plurality of electrodes disposed on the hydrogel sheet.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140221809 - Lead assembly including a polymer interconnect and methods related thereto: A lead assembly includes a ring component having mechanical coupling features, and at least one polymer component mechanically coupled with the mechanical coupling features of the ring component. Elongate tubing is disposed over the polymer component and is secured with the polymer component.... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140221813 - Devices, systems, and methods for virtual staining: The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for virtually staining biological tissue for enhanced visualization without use of an actual dye or tag by detecting how each pixel of an unstained tissue image changes in waveform after staining with a certain dye(s) and/or tag(s) or other transformation under a... Agent: Genetic Innovations, Inc.

20140221810 - Handheld device and method for tomographic optoacoustic imaging of an object: In order to facilitate an acquisition of high-quality tomographic optoacoustic images from different depths within the object at a simple overall design, the handheld device may be provided with a recess, in which the irradiation unit and the array of detector elements are provided, wherein the detector elements are arranged... Agent:

20140221812 - Medical imaging apparatus with a movement detection unit and a method for detecting patient movement: A medical imaging apparatus includes a detector unit, a patient-receiving region enclosed by the detector unit in a cylindrical manner, and a movement detection unit. The movement detection unit has at least one acceleration sensor unit to detect movement of a patient. the at least one acceleration sensor unit has... Agent:

20140221811 - Radial access methods and apparatus: Radial access methods and apparatus are described for facilitating the securement of the patient's limb for a radial procedure as well as to accommodate for the re-positioning of the patient's body. A radial table assembly may generally comprise a platform defining a surface which is sized to support the limb... Agent: G2 Medical, LLC

20140221814 - Magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography system: Provided is a magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography (MRI-PET) system. The MRI-PET system includes a PET unit and a radiofrequency (RF) coil disposed within a gradient coil assembly.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140221816 - Magnetic resonance imaging of bone tissue: A medical apparatus includes a magnetic resonance imaging system for acquiring magnetic resonance data from an imaging volume, a processor for controlling the medical apparatus, and a memory containing machine executable instructions and a pulse sequence. The magnetic resonance data acquired using the pulse sequence comprises free induction decay data... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140221818 - Medical device for insertion into the human or animal body: A medical device according to the invention for insertion into a human and/or animal body comprises an elongated tubular lead probe including a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an opening which opens into a lumen extending in the axial direction being formed on the proximal end of... Agent: Marvis Medical Gmbh

20140221817 - Method for generating attenuation correction for a combined magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography device: A method, a computer program product and a computer readable storage medium are disclosed for generating a global attenuation map used for attenuation correction of positron emission tomography image data sets in a combined magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography device. In an embodiment, during the course of detecting hardware components of... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140221815 - Support unit for positioning a patient: A support unit is disclosed for positioning a patient within a medical imaging apparatus with at least one magnetic resonance device; along with a patient positioning apparatus and a medical imaging apparatus including such a support unit. In an embodiment, the support unit includes at least one bearing element for... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140221821 - Apparatus and method for detecting catheter in three-dimensional ultrasound images: An apparatus for detecting catheter(s) in 3D ultrasound images includes a 3D ultrasound image acquiring module and a catheter centerline 3D trajectory generating module. The 3D ultrasound image acquiring module is used for capturing an original 3D ultrasound image. The catheter centerline 3D trajectory generating module is used for detecting... Agent: General Electric Company

20140221819 - Apparatus, system and method for surgical navigation: A surgical navigation system. The surgical navigation system can include a computing device having a non-transitory computer-readable medium for storing surgical navigation software, and a processor adapted to execute the software, a headgear unit communicatively coupled to the computing device, the headgear unit including at least one camera. The system... Agent:

20140221823 - Image-guided heart valve placement or repair: A method for valve replacement or valve repair is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding a valve replacement delivery member or a valve repair delivery member within the patient while tracking the position of the delivery member... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140221822 - Instrument depth tracking for oct-guided procedures: Systems and methods are provided for tracking a depth of a surgical instrument in an optical coherence tomography (OCT) guided surgical procedure. An OCT device is configured to image a region of interest to provide OCT data. A scan processor is configured to determine a relative position of the instrument... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140221825 - Real-time 3-d ultrasound reconstruction of knee and its implications for patient specific implants and 3-d joint injections: Methods and apparatus for treating a patient. The method includes acquiring a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals with an ultrasound transducer, each RF signal representing one or more return echoes from a scan line of a pulse-mode echo ultrasound scan. A position of the ultrasound transducer corresponding to each... Agent: Jointvue, LLC

20140221824 - System and method for automatically determining calibration parameters of a fluoroscope: A method and system for estimating calibration parameters of a medical fluoroscope and more particularly a method and system which automatically determines intrinsic and distortion correction parameters of a fluoroscopy device.... Agent: Broncus Medical Inc.

20140221820 - Temporal echogenic markers: Devices and methods for enhancing observability under ultrasound imaging of medical devices include temporal markers which are dynamic, producing a variable ultrasound image over time. Included are rotating markers which produce a Doppler shift visible through ultrasound imaging in a Doppler mode and which enhance visibility of the marker. Other... Agent:

20140221827 - Enhanced optical angiography using intensity contrast and phase contrast imaging methods: The methods described herein are methods to ascertain motion contrast within optical coherence tomography data based upon intensity. The methods of the invention use logarithm operation to convert the multiplicative amplitude or intensity fluctuations (speckle) into the additive variations and recovers the motion contrasts by removing the speckle free signals... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140221826 - Optical coherence tomography probe: A miniature intraoperative probe (30) capable of forward-imaging with optical coherence tomography. The probe includes a housing (130), an actuator (150) supported by the housing, and a single mode (146) fiber supported by the housing and configured to laterally scan light data reflected from a sample.... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20140221829 - Localized fluorescence excitation in whole body optical imaging: Methods and systems for whole body optical imaging using localized fluorescence excitation.... Agent: The Texas A&m University System

20140221830 - Methods and systems for chemical ablation: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy.... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20140221828 - Non-linear echogenic markers: Medical devices include echogenic subregions and echolucent subregions arranged in an alternating pattern and having exogenous features. Examples include metal printing and cast metal being applied to a plastic structure. Other examples include a fluid contrast agent including microbubbles housed in compartments within a structure. Additional examples include small resonators... Agent:

20140221831 - Method of introducing a catheter: A system and method for vessel catheterization is provided, having an introducer sheath and a catheter. The introducer sheath can include a handle and a sheath body extending from the handle. An access lumen is provided in the introducer sheath, and can include a tapered portion that is sized to... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies

20140221832 - Tuning ultrasound acquisition parameters: Values for ultrasound acquisition parameters are altered in a manifold space. The number of parameters to be set is reduced using a manifold. Virtual parameters different than the acquisition parameters are used to alter the greater number of acquisition parameters. In a further use, optimum image settings may be obtained... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140221833 - Subject information acquisition apparatus: A viscoelasticity measurement reference layer whose elastic modulus and viscosity coefficient are known is included between an ultrasonic wave transmitting/receiving probe and the subject and distributions of elastic modulus and viscosity coefficient inside the subject are calculated from a change over time of strain generated in the viscoelasticity measurement reference... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140221834 - Catheter insertion assist device and treatment apparatus: Operative duration is shortened, and strain on a patient is reduced. Provided is a catheter insertion assist device comprising an ultrasonic element arranged at a tip of an insertion portion to be inserted into the body, and emitting an ultrasonic wave toward outside the insertion portion; and a guide portion... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140221835 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus which displays an ultrasound image on a display screen of a display unit based on ultrasound image data. The ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus includes a touch panel and a control unit. The control unit is able to execute a vertical display mode to... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140221836 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus includes an ultrasound probe, a display unit, a touch panel and a control unit. The touch panel is disposed in such a way as to be superposed on a display screen of the display unit. The control unit (i) displays a body mark representing a... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140221837 - Ultrasound apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed are an ultrasound apparatus and a control method thereof, in which the thickness of subcutaneous tissue is measured using an ultrasound probe or vital data regarding a subject is acquired to select an appropriate injection needle and determine suitability of injection to a corresponding body region, which ensures safe... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140221838 - Ultrasound system with automated doppler flow settings: An ultrasound system performs duplex colorflow and spectral Doppler imaging, with the spectral Doppler interrogation performed at a sample volume location shown on the colorflow image. The colorflow image is displayed in a color box overlaid on a co-registered B mode image. A color box position and steering angle processor... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20140221842 - System and method for frequency domain photoacoustic intravascular imaging: A photoacoustic device capable of performing both intravascular photoacoustic (“IVPA”) imaging and intravascular ultrasound imaging is provided. The device includes one or more optical fibers coupled to a transducer assembly that includes an photoacoustic transducer and optionally an ultrasound transducer. The one or more optical fibers and photoacoustic transducer are... Agent:

20140221839 - Transformer-based multiplexer for ultrasound imaging system and method: A low-loss high-voltage multiplexer is implemented using a transformer that is connected to one transmitter, one receiver and transducer elements. At least one primary winding is magnetically coupled at least two secondary windings. For example, a first transducer element and a second transducer element are connected to the secondary windings... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140221841 - Ultrasound probe, ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus and manufacturing method of ultrasound probe: Disclosed is an ultrasound probe which outputs ultrasound on a basis of a drive signal which is to be received. The ultrasound probe including a composite piezoelectric layer in which a piezoelectric material and a polymer material are arranged alternately in a one-dimensional array or in a two-dimensional array, an... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140221840 - Ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe including the same, and ultrasound diagnostic equipment including the ultrasound probe: Provided are an ultrasound transducer, an ultrasound probe including the ultrasound transducer, and ultrasound diagnostic equipment including the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound transducer includes a piezoelectric unit including a plurality of piezoelectric elements which vibrate to convert ultrasound waves into electrical signals and electrical signals back into ultrasound waves, and... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20140221845 - Determining cardiac arrhythmia from a video of a subject being monitored for cardiac function: What is disclosed is a system and method for processing a time-series signal generated by video images captured of a subject of interest in a non-contact, remote sensing environment such that the existence of a cardiac arrhythmia can be determined for that subject. In one embodiment, a time-series signal generated... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140221843 - Near-infrared imaging for diagnosis of sinusitis: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a device and method for near-infrared imaging of a patients sinus cavities. The imaging can be used for diagnosis and monitoring of different conditions such as maxillary sinusitis. The system and method can use LEDs to provide near-infrared light through the tissue of a patient,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140221844 - Synchronization of illumination source and sensor for improved visualization of subcutaneous structures: System and method are described for synchronizing a pulsed source of the near infrared illumination used in visualizing subcutaneous structures with the background illumination normally extant in medical treatment settings that allow both enhanced image acquisition and use of higher power pulsed infrared illumination sources.... Agent:

20140221846 - System and method for determining tissue characteristics: An apparatus to interrogate, receive, and analyze full emission spectra for at least one fluorescence excitation wavelength and for at least one reflectance measurement to determine tissue characteristics. The apparatus includes a base unit having illumination, detection and control sub-units, the illumination sub-unit providing illumination optical energy for illuminating a... Agent:

20140221848 - Biological information detecting device, biological information detecting method, and biological information detection program: A biological information detecting device of the present invention, which detects the pulse of a user, includes a detecting section which outputs an observation signal detected based on a pulse wave of at least one observation site of the user and an acceleration measuring section which outputs a plurality of... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140221847 - System and method for determining vital sign information of a subject: The present invention relates to remote photoplethysmography and in particular to a system and method for determining vital sign information of a subject. The system comprises a marker that is applied to a skin of the subject, said marker further comprising a first marker area configured to transmit light at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N. V.

20140221849 - Wearable apparatus to detect pulse transit time: A monitor device and associated methodology are disclosed which provide a self contained, relatively small and continuously wearable package for the monitoring of heart related parameters, including ECG. The detection of heart related parameters is predicated on the location of inequipotential signals located within regions of the human body conventionally... Agent:

20140221850 - Wearable apparatus to detect sleep stage information of an individual: A monitor device and associated methodology are disclosed which provide a self contained, relatively small and continuously wearable package for the monitoring of heart related parameters, including ECG. The detection of heart related parameters is predicated on the location of inequipotential signals located within regions of the human body conventionally... Agent:

20140221853 - Implantable cardiac device with dyspnea measurement: Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems employing dyspnea measurement. An implantable cardiac device may sense transthoracic impedance and determine a patient activity level. An index indicative of pulmonary function is implantably computed to detect an episode of dyspnea based on a change, trend, and/or value exceeding a threshold at... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140221851 - Systems and methods for determining respiration information from a physiological signal using amplitude demodulation: A patient monitoring system may receive a physiological signal such as a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal. The PPG signal may include a pulsatile component that functions as a carrier signal and an amplitude modulation component that represents respiration information. The patient monitoring system may move the amplitude modulation component to a... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221852 - Systems and methods for determining respiration information using frequency demodulation: A patient monitoring system may receive a physiological signal such as a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal. The PPG signal may include a pulsatile component that functions as a carrier signal and a frequency modulation component that represents respiration information. The patient monitoring system may more the frequency modulation component to a... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221855 - Device and method for displaying biofeedback: A biofeedback device is configured to be worn by a user. The biofeedback device includes one or more sensors and may include a transmitter. A physiological parameter of the user is measured with the sensor to obtain a measurement. The measurement is transmitted to a receiver. A receiver is configured... Agent:

20140221854 - Measuring device, including a heart rate sensor, configured to be worn on the wrist of a user: According to various aspects of the present disclosure, an Optical Heart Rate Sensor is designed to pick up the heart rate pulse when worn on a user's wrist instead of wearing a bulky chest strap, which is not comfortable. An example optical heart rate sensor unit has two light emitting... Agent: National Electronics And Watch Company

20140221856 - Ecg leadwire system with noise suppression and related methods: A noise-suppressing electrocardiograph (ECG) adapter having a first end, a second end, and a noise-suppression element is presented, together with an ECG noise-suppressing system and related methods. In an embodiment, the noise-suppressing ECG adapter includes a housing having at least one first connector disposed at a first end of the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140221857 - Adaptive waveform appraisal in an implantable cardiac system: Methods and implantable devices for cardiac signal analysis. The methods and devices make use of waveform appraisal techniques to distinguish event detections into categories for suspect events and waveform appraisal passing events. When adjustments are made to the data entering analysis for waveform appraisal, the waveform appraisal thresholds applied are... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.

20140221859 - Cardiac performance monitoring system for use with mobile communications devices: Described herein are apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems, software), and methods for monitoring the cardiac health of a patient. The apparatuses and methods may include a smartphone or hand held computing device having an accelerometer. The apparatus may also include a device with a plurality of electrodes integral with or attached... Agent:

20140221858 - System and apparatus for providing diagnosis and personalized abnormalities alerts and for providing adaptive responses in clinical trials: A personalized real-time automated cardiovascular monitoring system monitors abnormalities in a patient's cardiovascular activity data through the use of individually adjusted electrocardiogram Holter apparatus (Holter/ECG device) that provides an automatic medical diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities and generates abnormality alert signals representative of certain abnormalities in patient's cardiac activities. The signals... Agent: Makor Issues And Rights Ltd.

20140221860 - Electrocardiogram analyzer: An electrocardiogram analyzer has a measurement section for measuring an electrocardiographic signal; a determination unit for determining, from arrhythmia determination reference information that is information pertinent to arrhythmia, whether or not an electrocardiogram multiplex, which includes a first predetermined number of heart beats, in the thus-measured electrocardiographic signal is arrhythmia;... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20140221861 - Contribution of oxidative stress to af electrograms: The invention relates generally to methods of detecting reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cardiac tissue and treatment modalities for ablating ROS-associated tissue in cardiac disease. The methods rely upon targeting ROS-associated cardiac tissue for ablation and/or gene therapy in a subject using analytical tools based upon a plurality of recorded... Agent: Northwestern University

20140221862 - System, software and method of streaming ecg/ekg data over bluetooth low-energy interface: A system, software and method of streaming ECG/EKG data over Bluetooth low-energy interface.... Agent: Nimbleheart Inc.

20140221863 - Detection of h. pylori utilizing unlabeled urea: Disclosed is a method and device for detection of H. Pylori in breath emissions utilizing an unlabelled urea, in which a patient ingests a safe quantity of unlabelled urea. After ingestion, expired breath of the patient is analyzed for ammonia, with a detection based on levels of ammonia lower than... Agent: Nanomedicon, LLC

20140221864 - Electric impedance tomography device and method: An EIT device with a plurality of electrodes, which can be arranged about the chest of a patient, with a control and analyzing unit for feeding electrode pairs of a set of electrodes to record a voltage or current signal as a measured signal with electrode pairs acting consecutively as... Agent:

20140221865 - Electric impedance tomography device and method: An electric impedance tomography device with chest electrodes, a display and a control and analyzing unit to determine a time series of a global ventilation curve from the sequence of reconstructed matrices as a time series of the mean impedance change or of a measured respiration volume, to divide an... Agent: Dr&#xe4 Ger Medical Gmbh

20140221866 - Method and apparatus for monitoring emotional compatibility in online dating: Methods, devices, and systems provide for capturing and sharing emotion data to determine the emotional compatibility of couples for online dating or longer-term relationships. An emotion monitoring device (EMD) measures physiological signals obtained from biosensors and computes an emotion profile in response to standardized stimuli displayed to the user. The... Agent: Q-tec Systems LLC

20140221867 - Wireless probe for dental electromyography: A wireless probe for electromyography to be used in dentistry, suitable for acquiring data even in the absence of a receiving unit, which is easily positionable onto and removable from the patient's face. The wireless probe preferably includes a first recording electrode and a first device provided with a second... Agent: Bts S.p.a.

20140221868 - Apparatus and methods for assessing the effect of light on a subject's perception of tinnitus: A method of assessing the effect of viewing varying colours of light on a subject's perception of tinnitus, comprising the steps of: presenting a display in at least part of the subject's field of view; illuminating the display with coloured light in the visible spectrum using one or more variable... Agent: University Of Leicester

20140221869 - Method of detecting neurological disease: A method and apparatus including identifying a plurality of at least partially repetitive eye movements of a person, the eye movements defined by a first predominantly horizontal saccadic movement that moves the eye away from a fixation target followed by a corrective saccadic movement towards the target shortly thereafter, measuring... Agent: Dignity Health

20140221870 - Biopsy needle system and method for obtaining a tissue biopsy specimen: A biopsy needle system includes a carrier. A trocar is inserted into the carrier for percutaneous insertion to a biopsy site. A biopsy needle is inserted into the carrier, replacing the trocar, for removal of a tissue biopsy specimen. A biopsy needle and a method for obtaining a tissue biopsy... Agent:

20140221871 - Cervico-vaginal sample collection kit: A sample collection kit (10) for detecting the presence of the human papillomavirus in samples containing cervico-vaginal cells. The sample collection kit includes a pre-addressed envelope (12) containing a sample collection device (18) and a specimen processing card (14) having two testing surfaces (40a,40b), one of which is accessible on... Agent:

20140221873 - Blood sample container and blood collecting instrument: A blood sample container (1A) according to the present invention includes: a container body section (2) having an internal space (3) for storing initial flow blood to be used for testing; a blood inflow port (5) that allows the initial flow blood to flow in; a blood outflow port (6)... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140221872 - Needle protection device and safety needle assembly: A needle protection device and a safety needle assembly are described. The needle protection device comprises a connecting portion and a protection arm rotatable relative to the connecting portion. A pair of holding members are respectively formed on a proximal end portion of the protection arm and the connecting portion... Agent: Shanghai Sol-millennium Medical Prodcuts Co., Ltd.

20140221874 - Blood vessel sizing device: Medical devices and methods for determining the size of blood vessels are disclosed. In one implementation, a blood vessel sizing device is configured for placement on an area of skin of a patient. The device includes a plurality of radiopaque concentric-circle elements. In one implementation, a blood vessel sizing method... Agent: Sizer LLC

20140221875 - Method and apparatus for providing information related to labor progress for an obstetrics patient: A method and apparatus for evaluating labor progress during childbirth for an obstetrics patient are provided. A set of information data elements associated to an obstetrics patient are received, the set of information data elements including a cervical dilation measure and a level of descent indicator. The set of information... Agent: Perigen Inc.

20140221876 - Patient movement notification device: A patient movement notification device is provided that includes a sensor pad for sensing movement of a patient and generating a signal when movement of the patient is sensed, and an electronics module for generating a notification of patient movement in response to receipt of the signal from the sensor... Agent: Parasol Medical LLC

  
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