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Surgery

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09/25/2014 > 118 patent applications in 69 patent subcategories.

20140288347 - Compounds useful as inhibitors of atr kinase: P

20140288348 - Radiotherapy treatment device comprising image acquisition device and irradiation device, and radiotherapy method: A radiotherapy treatment device comprising an image acquisition device, in particular a magnetic resonance device, an irradiation device comprising in particular a linear accelerator, and a patient positioning device having a patient positioning platform, wherein a movement device is provided for jointly moving the image acquisition device and the irradiation... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140288349 - Therapeutic device for treating a predefined body part of a patient with rays: A therapeutic device (110) and a method for treating a predefined body part (112) of a patient with rays (116) are disclosed. The therapeutic device (110) has at least one ray source (118) for generating the rays (116). The therapeutic device (110) further has at least one collimator (120) for... Agent: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

20140288350 - Flexible applicator for radiation therapy: t

20140288351 - Multispectral therapeutic light source: A light source apparatus including light spectrum-converting materials that emit light primarily over large portions of the 360 nm-480 nm and the 590-860 nm spectral range is provided. This apparatus provides a cooled, high-luminance, high-efficiency light source that can provide a broader spectrum of light within these spectral ranges than... Agent:

20140288355 - Connecting element for mounting a blood pump or a cannula on a heart: A connecting element for connecting a blood pump or a cannula to a heart, the connecting element including a sealing element, which is designed to at least temporarily close an opening formed in the cardiac wall and to be opened via insertion of a preferably cylindrical object in the direction... Agent:

20140288354 - Fluid transport apparatus: Apparatus for transporting fluid within a biological subject, the apparatus including an at least partially compliant section, so that the compliant section at least partially controls the flow of fluid therethrough. The compliant section may also be used in conjunction with a heart pump for the purpose of at least... Agent:

20140288352 - Percutaneous cable with redundant conductors for implantable blood pump: A blood pump system for left ventricle assist has an implantable pump unit having a multiphase stator having a plurality of windings connected between respective junctions for forming first, second, and third phases. An external control unit comprises an H-bridge inverter having first, second, and third phase legs. A percutaneous... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20140288353 - Ventricular assist device sleeve adapter: A sleeve adapter for connecting a ventricular assist device to a ventricle of the heart.... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

20140288356 - Assessing auditory prosthesis actuator performance: A computer-implemented method including energizing an actuator of an auditory prosthesis with a driving signal, de-energizing the actuator, obtaining information indicative of a momentum-indicative parameter of the actuator while the actuator is de-energized, and evaluating the obtained information, and assessing actuator performance based on the action of evaluating.... Agent:

20140288357 - Filtering well-defined feedback from a hard-coupled vibrating transducer: Systems and methods are disclosed for a hearing prosthesis, and more particularly to a hearing prosthesis with a rigidly coupled vibrating transducer. In embodiments, the mechanical stimulating hearing prosthesis comprises, for example, at least one sound input device configured to sense a sound signal, and a transducer configured to generate... Agent:

20140288358 - Optically coupled bone conduction systems and methods: A hearing device can allow a user to determine from side which a sound originates with bone conduction vibration of the cochlea and the user can also receive sound localization cues from the device, as feedback can be substantially inhibited with bone conduction vibration of the cochlea. An output transducer... Agent: Earlens Corporation

20140288359 - Color lighting system to influence perception of ambient temperature: A lighting control device for influencing thermoregulation of a vertebrate is disclosed. In one example, the lighting control device configured to select, on the basis of a predetermined criterion, a particular group of colors of groups having been categorized into groups on the basis of dominant wavelength, where each group... Agent:

20140288360 - Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence: Described are methods, implants, insertion tools, and related systems and kits, for placing an implant to treat urinary incontinence; the implants include soft tissue anchors that are capable of engaging needles of the insertion tools, and the implants are designed to place a central support portion at a location to... Agent:

20140288361 - Transobturator methods for installing sling to treat incontinence, and related devices: Described are methods of treating urinary incontinence using a urinary sling and a tissue path that passes through the obturator foramen, along with related surgical implants, devices, systems, and kits.... Agent:

20140288362 - Apparatus and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior after weight loss surgery: Apparatuses and methods for corrective guidance of eating behavior of a patient equipped with a gastric restriction device. The apparatus provides continuous monitoring or one or more parameters related to food passing through the gastric restriction device. Each monitored parameter is processed to provide a visual indication of the current... Agent:

20140288363 - Remotely adjustable gastric banding system: An implantable device comprises a reservoir that contains a fluid for filling an inflatable portion of a gastric band. A device is coupled to the reservoir and includes stored potential energy having a first state and a second state. The first state represents a higher level of potential energy and... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

20140288364 - Oscillating massage device with interchangeable attachment tips: A vibrator unit of a massage device of the present invention has a housing 101 with an upper portion configured to accept a variety of cup head attachments having varying predetermined designs and a jelly cap so as to vary the feel of the vibrator unit. The motor and control... Agent: Lovemuah, LLC

20140288365 - Scope sensing in a light controlled environment: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting whether an illumination source of an endoscope is in use (inside the body of a patient) versus not in use (outside the body of a patient). The disclosure relies on the fact that the working environment is lit... Agent: Olive Medical Corporation

20140288366 - Endoscopic system: When light reflected off a treatment tool and light reflected off an organ during in vivo observation are equal in brightness and wavelength, both the treatment tool and organ appear clear with an unwanted object acting as a disturbing element. Also, there is a problem in that a desired object... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288367 - Jawed trocar tip assembly: A trocar assembly is presented herein. The trocar assembly can include a tip assembly comprising an adapter sleeve and a jaw assembly component. The jaw assembly component can be hingeably coupled to the adapter sleeve such that it has a first position, such as a rest position, and a second... Agent: Trocare LLC

20140288368 - Capsule camera with variable illumination of the surrounding tissue: The invention relates to an ingestible capsule and method for in vivo imaging and/or treatment of one or more diseased areas of interest within the gastrointestinal tract of an animal or human being. The capsule comprises an image sensor; a lens system for focusing images onto the image sensor; at... Agent:

20140288369 - Mechanical image rotation for rigidly coupled image sensor and endoscope: The disclosure extends to endoscopic devices and systems for image rotation for a rigidly coupled image sensor. The disclosure allows for a distal prism to rotate, which changes the angle of view of the user or operator, while the sensor remains fixed at a constant location. This allows the device... Agent: Olive Medical Corporation

20140288370 - Video endoscope with sideways viewing direction and method for mounting a video endoscope: A video endoscope with sideways viewing direction including an endoscope shaft having a jacket tube, an entry window joined hermetically to the jacket tube at the distal end of the jacket tube, a sideways viewing optical subassembly and a sensor module having an optical sensor, wherein the sensor module is... Agent: Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh

20140288371 - Suction catheter: A suction catheter of the invention includes: a catheter main body that includes a suction passage along a longitudinal direction thereof; a control unit that is attached to an end portion of the catheter main body which is opposite to an operation portion; and an imaging unit that is attachable... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20140288372 - Endoscope channel switching apparatus: A check valve unit includes a low-strength part and a high-strength part which are provided in the side of a head part of the check valve unit moving and have strength levels which differ from each other. The low-strength part and high-strength part are arranged alternately in circumferential directions of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140288373 - System and method for removing speckle from a scene lit by a coherent light source: The disclosure extends to methods, devices, and systems for removing speckle from a coherent light source, such as laser light. The methods, devices, and systems help eliminate or reduce speckle introduced from a coherent light source, such as laser light, by utilizing the teachings and principles of the disclosure.... Agent: Olive Medical Corporation

20140288374 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent:

20140288375 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent:

20140288377 - Retractable cannula for surgical procedures: A cannula assembly having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge upon insertion of a trocar device. The fin embodiment including a slot formed therein, with a corresponding raised feature on the trocar shaft capable of engaging the slots. Inward movement of... Agent:

20140288376 - Surgical portal with seal system: A surgical seal system is adapted for use with a cannula assembly having a cannula housing and a cannula sleeve extending from the cannula housing. The surgical seal assembly includes a seal assembly and an adapter assembly. The seal assembly is mountable to the cannula housing. The seal assembly includes... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20140288378 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent:

20140288379 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent:

20140288380 - Iris retractor assemblies: An iris retractor assembly (10) including a plurality of iris grabbing hooks (12) disposed or formed at a distal end of one or more slender elements (14) which are pivoted about a pivot member (16), characterized by pincer interface members (18) located at proximal ends (20) of the slender elements... Agent: Apx Ophthalmology Ltd.

20140288382 - Lighting system with monitoring function: In summary the invention utilizes a patient's interaction with a user interface 120 of a controllable lighting system 100. The user interface 100 enables light characteristics of the lighting system 100 to be adjusted such as the light color emitted from a light source 110 of the lighting system 100.... Agent:

20140288381 - Three-dimensional adhesive device having a microelectronic system embedded therein: A three-dimensional adhesive device to be attached to the body surface of a mammal including a microelectronic sensing system. The system includes (a) a three-dimensional adhesive body made of a pressure sensitive adhesive having an upper surface and a bottom surface; (b) a microelectronic system embedded in the body of... Agent: Cutisense A/s

20140288385 - Adherent device for respiratory monitoring: A respiratory monitoring system is provided. A measuring system is provided that includes, (i) an adherent device configured to be coupled to a patient, the adherent device including a plurality of sensors that monitor respiratory status, at least one of the sensors configured to monitor the patient's respiration, and (ii)... Agent: Corventis, Inc.

20140288386 - Apparatus, systems and methods for determining tissue oxygenation: A surgical instrument may be configured to sense a light re-emitting probe to resolve tissue oxygenation, the surgical instrument including: an optical emitter configured to excite the light re-emitting probe within an absorption band of the light re-emitting probe; an optical detector configured to receive the re-emitted light from the... Agent: Surgisense Corporation

20140288396 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for measuring environmental exposure and physiological response thereto: Apparatus, systems, and methods for measuring environmental exposure and physiological response thereto are provided. A monitoring apparatus worn by a subject includes a physiological sensor that detects physiological information from the subject, an environmental exposure sensor that detects at least one airborne analyte in a vicinity of the subject, and... Agent:

20140288393 - Chopper mixer telemetry circuit: This disclosure describes a chopper mixer telemetry circuit for use in a wireless receiver. The receiver may be located in an implantable medical device (IMD) or external programmer. The chopper mixer telemetry circuit may include a mixer amplifier that operates as a synchronous demodulator to provide selective extraction of wireless... Agent:

20140288387 - Integrated patient health tracking system: System in support of managing patient support for patients suffering from various ailments includes a portable health monitoring or tracking device, a computer, a processor, a memory and a display. A user interface receives patient health-related and support information and enables navigation. Modules execute to configure the processor in certain... Agent:

20140288384 - Multi-functional catheter: A catheter suitable for delivering an electric current to the body, in particular a catheter having electrodes that can be positioned independently of the main elongate shaft of the catheter. More particularly the catheters include a movable sleeve that incorporates the electrodes. A movable sleeve includes one or more electrodes... Agent: Phagenesis Limited

20140288394 - Physiological monitoring methods: A method of monitoring a subject includes attaching a sensor module having at least one optical emitter and detector to a body of the subject, delivering light from the at least one optical emitter into the body of the subject via a first light guide that is in optical communication... Agent:

20140288395 - Physiological monitoring methods: A monitoring device includes a housing configured to be attached to a body of a subject. An optical emitter, optical detector, and sensor for measuring motion noise are located within the housing. Light transmissive material is in optical communication with the optical emitter and detector and is configured to deliver... Agent:

20140288383 - Plurality of lamination for soft tissue compression support, protection and bracing; intelligent textile for equine and equestrian sports or activities: Described here is a plurality of laminations and elements for constructing an improved Equestrian soft tissue compression support and intelligent textile for Equine, Equestrian Sports or Activities including but not limited to bracing. Scientific research and testing cites the inherent flaws to Prior Art which may make them undesirable to... Agent:

20140288389 - Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments with pressure monitoring: Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments of neural tissue including nerve pathology monitoring which may be augmented by adding the ability to assess or monitor the pressure being exerted upon a nerve or nerve root before, during and/or after retraction.... Agent:

20140288388 - Tissue clamp for noninvasive physiological measurement: A device includes a clamp and a sensor. The sensor can be permanently attached to the clamp and tissue by the force exerted by the clamp. The clamp includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first jaw member has a jaw face and the second jaw... Agent: Nonin Medical, Inc.

20140288390 - Wearable heart rate monitor: Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor. The PPG sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. Some embodiments provide methods for... Agent:

20140288391 - Wearable heart rate monitor: Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor. The PPG sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. Some embodiments provide methods for... Agent:

20140288392 - Wearable heart rate monitor: Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor. The PPG sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. Some embodiments provide methods for... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140288397 - 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

20140288398 - Compositions and devices for the detection of biomarkers in the gastrointestinal tract and methods for making and using them: In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions such as devices, pills, beads, capsules, products of manufacture, particles, microparticles, nanoparticles, gels, liquid gels, liquid gel capsules, capsules, tablets, geltabs, liquids, sprays, emulsions, suspensions, pastes or yogurts, for the detection and isolation of biomarkers, nucleic acids, proteins or peptides, proteoglycans, lipids, fats,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140288399 - Medical apparatus having infusion and detection capabilities: A medical apparatus for supplying a medication fluid into an organism and for detecting a substance of the organism is disclosed. The medical apparatus has a casing, cannula, and an insertion needle. The casing has a chamber accommodating the medication fluid and an opening in fluid communication with the chamber.... Agent: Medizinische Universitaet Graz

20140288400 - Manual and automatic probe calibration: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an optical probe capable of communicating identification information to a patient monitor in addition to signals indicative of intensities of light after attenuation by body tissue. The identification information may indicate operating wavelengths of light sources, indicate a type of probe, such as, for... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20140288401 - Mental balance or imbalance estimation system and method: The present invention relates to a mental balance or imbalance estimation system (100) and method for estimating a level of mental balance or imbalance of a user (1). The system comprises a skin conductance sensor (20) for sensing the skin conductance of the user (1), the skin conductance over time... Agent:

20140288402 - Analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20140288403 - Transcutaneous analyte sensor: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.... Agent:

20140288404 - Internal bleeding detection apparatus: An EIT system 1 adapted to detect internal bleeding in a body portion, the EIT system 1 comprising a plurality of electrodes 3 adapted in use to extend in a substantially linear orientation across one side only of the body portion and to be applied in electrical contact with the... Agent:

20140288405 - Internal bleeding detection apparatus: An EIT system 1 adapted to detect internal bleeding in a body portion, the EIT system 1 comprising a plurality of electrodes 3 adapted in use to extend in a substantially linear orientation across one side only of the body portion and to be applied in electrical contact with the... Agent:

20140288406 - Line-contact dry electrode: A line-contact dry electrode comprises a conductive electrode base and at least one conductive contact member extending from the conductive electrode base. The conductive contact member includes a plurality of elastic conductive branches arranged intermittently to form a comb-like electrode able to comb and push away the testee's hair and... Agent:

20140288407 - Electrocardiograph and bioelectrode pad: An electrocardiograph measures an electrocardiac signal by processing electric signals detected by bioelectrode pads. The bioelectrode pads each includes a plurality of sheets of electrodes disposed by being stacked on each other; conductive gel sheets disposed alternately with the sheets of electrodes and interposed between the electrodes; and a dynamic... Agent: Harada Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140288408 - Pressure regulating syringe and method therefor: A pressure regulating syringe comprises a barrel assembly terminating with a tubular tip positionable in fluid communication with a fluid chamber, a plunger that is manually and axially displaceable within a barrel of the barrel assembly, a pressure sensor mounted onto the plunger adjacent to its distal end, for generating... Agent: Hospitech Respiration Ltd.

20140288409 - Magnetic resonance device for scanning an extremity of a patient: A magnetic resonance device for scanning an extremity of a patient, in particular a leg, comprising a housing and an extremity radiography unit containing an imaging region, into which the extremity can be introduced when patients situated outside the extremity radiography unit, in which case the extremity radiography unit is... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140288410 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, bed for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and a method of positioning a bed for a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a gantry and a movable bed. A magnet, a gradient coil, and a radio frequency coil are built in the gantry. The movable bed is configured to be positioned to the gantry by a positioning mechanism having different structures at... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140288411 - Gas vesicle magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents and methods of using the same: Magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents that include a plurality of gas vesicles configured to associate with a noble gas are provided. Also provided are magnetic resonance imaging methods that include administering to a subject a contrast agent that includes a plurality of gas vesicles, obtaining a magnetic resonance data of... Agent:

20140288414 - Devices, systems and methods for acute or chronic delivery of substances or apparatus to extravascular treatment sites: Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is inserted into the vasculature, positioned and oriented within a blood vessel near the target extravascular site and a penetrator... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140288415 - Imaging method and device for the cardiovascular system: generating and displaying a virtual endo-navigation three-dimensional model by segmenting and reconstructing the volumetric image, the point of view being movable along at least one path, for determining plaques, stenoses or strictures, and/or for analyzing moving structures inside the vessel such as valve leaflets.... Agent: Esaote S.p.a.

20140288412 - Localization of the parathyroid: Systems and methods are disclosed for locating the parathyroid. In one aspect, temporal variation among a plurality of images is evaluated and at least one image is enhanced according to the temporal variation. The image may be enhanced to one or both of reduce conspicuity of the thyroid gland and... Agent:

20140288416 - Manipulation of an untethered magentic device with a magnet actuator: A method of manipulating an untethered magnetic device, such as a magnetic capsule endoscope, can include positioning a magnet actuator and an untethered magnetic device proximate one another such that the untethered magnetic device is within a constant magnetic field of the magnet actuator. A position of the untethered magnetic... Agent:

20140288413 - Surgical robot system and method of controlling the same: A surgical robot system includes a slave system to perform a surgical operation on a patient and an imaging system that includes an image capture unit including a plurality of cameras to acquire a plurality of affected area images, an image generator detecting an occluded region in each of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140288417 - Anamorphic lens for rotational scanning laser probe: A surgical probe can include an outer cannula; an inner cannula, rotatably disposed inside the outer cannula; a rotational scanner, disposed at an end of the inner cannula and configured to receive a light beam from a delivery fiber and to scan the light beam along a loop; and an... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140288418 - Apparatus and methods for pathlength multiplexing for angle resolved optical coherence tomography: Exemplary embodiments include an apparatus and method for performing angle-resolved imaging of scattering samples such as tissue, including the use of a pathlength multiplexing element.... Agent: Research Development Foundation

20140288419 - Method and apparatus for quantitative imaging of blood perfusion in living tissue: Embodiments provide methods and systems for imaging, and, more specifically, to a method and apparatus for quantitative imaging of blood perfusion in living tissue. Some embodiments are directed to methods of obtaining quantitative imaging of blood perfusion in living tissues using Doppler optical micro-angiography (DOMAG).... Agent:

20140288420 - Method and device for imaging soft body tissue using x-ray projection and optical tomography: A method and device (1) for imaging soft body tissue such as a female breast is proposed. X-ray projection techniques and optical tomography techniques are combined. First image data for a first image of a breast (17) may be acquired by X-ray projection using an X-ray source (3) and an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140288421 - Gas vesicle ultrasound contrast agents and methods of using the same: Provided are ultrasound imaging methods that include administering to a subject a contrast agent that includes a plurality of collapsible gas vesicles, obtaining ultrasound data of a target site of interest, and analyzing the ultrasound data to produce an ultrasound image of the target site. Ultrasound contrast agents are also... Agent:

20140288423 - Priming method: The priming method includes the steps of: in a state where a contrast agent bag containing a contrast agent is coupled to a second tube moving a second piston in a second syringe backward to introduce the contrast agent to the second syringe, and with a first tube kept open,... Agent: Sugan Co., Ltd.

20140288422 - Volume monitoring device utilizing light-based systems: An apparatus includes a syringe housing and a plunger slidably received within the syringe housing between a first position and a second position. The plunger has a substantially opaque portion and a substantially translucent portion. A light sensor module is disposed on the syringe housing. The light sensor module has... Agent:

20140288425 - Apparatus and method for providing elasticity information: Provided is a method for providing elasticity information. The method includes: acquiring an elasticity image of an object; classifying the elasticity image into at least one similar tissue; determining a reference strain based on a strain of a reference similar tissue among the at least one similar tissue; and outputting... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20140288426 - Object information acquiring apparatus: An object information acquiring apparatus includes a probe configured to irradiate ultrasonic waves to an object, receive ultrasonic echoes, and convert the ultrasonic echoes into electric signals, a scanning unit configured to cause the probe to perform back-and-forth scanning on the object, an ultrasonic control unit configured to control irradiation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288424 - System and device for tumor characterization using nonlinear elastography imaging: The present invention provides a method and a device to image and characterize human tumors, and to classify the tumors as either malignant or benign. The method includes using a multi-compression technique upon the tissue or organ combined with a 3D ultrasound strain imaging of the compressed tissue or organ... Agent: West Virginia University

20140288427 - Devices and methods for tissue navigation: A device for use in a process that involves accessing an epidural space includes: an elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end; an ultrasound component located at the distal end of the elongated member; a rigid tubular member having a tapered distal end, a proximal end, and... Agent:

20140288428 - Monolithic ultrasonic imaging devices, systems and methods: To implement a single-chip ultrasonic imaging solution, on-chip signal processing may be employed in the receive signal path to reduce data bandwidth and a high-speed serial data module may be used to move data for all received channels off-chip as digital data stream. The digitization of received signals on-chip allows... Agent: Butterfly Network, Inc.

20140288429 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus including an ultrasound probe which outputs transmission ultrasound toward a subject due to a pulse signal being input and which outputs a received signal by receiving reflected ultrasound from the subject and a transmission unit which makes the ultrasound probe generate the transmission... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140288430 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: An ultrasound probe includes a stack including a connecting conductor having conductive patterns and a piezoelectric plate disposed on the connecting conductor. The stack has first dividing slits at predetermined intervals. The first dividing slits divide the stack into transducers separate from one another and arrayed in the scanning direction.... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140288431 - Subject information acquisition apparatus, subject information acquisition method, and program: A subject information acquisition apparatus of the present invention includes a transmission/reception unit including a plurality conversion elements which transmit an elastic wave to the subject and receive a reflected wave that is reflected at each position in the subject, a scan line signal acquisition unit which acquires a plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288432 - Intra-extra oral shock-sensing and indicating systems and other shock-sensing and indicating systems: A mouth guard comprises a base member configured to fit inside the mouth of a user, and at least one shock-sensing and indicating device coupled to the base member. In one exemplary embodiment, the shock-sensing and indicating device is a passive shock-sensing and indicating device that detects a shock substantially... Agent:

20140288434 - Optical speculum: A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple... Agent: Illumigyn Ltd.

20140288433 - 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 subject in vivo during brain surgery for excision of a cancerous tumor. The detector can be a CCD detector or a CMOS detector. Under UV... Agent:

20140288435 - Heart rate data collection: One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit, having a first and a second configuration, configured to receive a first voltage signal based... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140288436 - Wearable heart rate monitor: A biometric monitoring device is used to determine a user's heart rate by using a heartbeat waveform sensor and a motion detecting sensor. In some embodiments, the device collects collecting concurrent output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor and output data from the motion detecting sensor, detects a periodic component... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140288437 - Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program: A biometric information processing device includes a main case that is designed to be worn on a body of a user. The main case includes a battery unit that provides power to a pulse sensor, a processing unit that determines a biometric information of the user based on information from... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140288439 - Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program: A biometric information processing device includes a heart rate detection unit, a relative heart rate calculation unit, a relative oxygen intake calculation unit, an oxygen intake estimation unit and a calorie expenditure calculation unit. The relative heart rate calculation unit calculates a relative heart rate obtained from a first difference... Agent:

20140288438 - Wearable heart rate monitor: A biometric monitoring device is used to determine a user's heart rate by using a heartbeat waveform sensor and a motion detecting sensor. In some embodiments, the device collects collecting concurrent output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor and output data from the motion detecting sensor, detects a periodic component... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140288442 - Method and apparatus for quantification and monitoring of cardiovascular function during induced stress or physical activity and at rest: Method and apparatus for the quantification and monitoring of cardiovascular function comprising continuous determination of significant individual cardiovascular function parameters through an operator-independent accelerometer during a sample period at rest, recording the data determined, continuously monitoring these data during pharmacological stress or exercise activity, comparing the memorized data with those... Agent:

20140288441 - Sensing physiological characteristics in association with ear-related devices or implements: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing and audio devices for monitoring health and wellness. More specifically, disclosed are an apparatus and a method for processing signals representing physiological characteristics sensed from tissue at or adjacent an ear... Agent: Aliphcom

20140288440 - Systems and methods for quantitative capnogram analysis: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for quantitatively identifying a patient's physiological state based on one or more capnograms. One or more capnograms are acquired, each capnogram being associated with a patient and including one or more respiratory cycles, and one or more features from the one or more respiratory... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140288443 - Monitoring system: A device, system and method for monitoring blood pressure information of a user. A device is configured with first and second pressure sensors, a fastening element, and a processing component. In the method the first pressure sensor is detachably attached to a first position and the second pressure sensor to... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140288444 - Sensor guide wire: Sensor guide wire for intravascular measurements of physiological variables in a living body or of external signals, which sensor guide wire has a proximal region, a distal sensor region and a tip region, the sensor guide wire comprises a core wire having a longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axis... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20140288445 - Blood pressure monitoring method: A device, system and method for monitoring blood pressure information of a user. A device is configured with at least one pressure sensor, a fastening element, and a processing component. In the method the pressure sensor is detachably attached to a position on the outer surface of a tissue of... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140288446 - Apparatus for monitoring physiological condition: An apparatus for monitoring a physiological condition includes a signal-acquiring unit, an inflating-deflating unit, and a central processing system electrically coupled to the signal-acquiring unit and the inflating-deflating unit. The signal-acquiring unit is used for acquiring a first standard pulse signal and a first reactive hyperemia pulse signal at a... Agent: Avita Corporation

20140288447 - Ear-related devices implementing sensors to acquire physiological characteristics: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing and audio devices for monitoring health and wellness. More specifically, disclosed are an apparatus and a method for processing signals representing physiological characteristics sensed from tissue at or adjacent an ear... Agent: Aliphcom

20140288448 - Method and system for evaluating a physiological state depicting a person's resources: Disclosed is a method for evaluating a physiological state depicting a person's resources, in which method the alternatives of physiological states depicting resources are determined, one or more contexts are selected, one or more variables are selected for each context, in which case in the evaluation the person's physiological information... Agent:

20140288450 - Ecg noise reduction system for removal of vehicle motion artifact: An ECG processing system which removes vehicle motion artifact from a measured ECG signal based on vehicle cabin motion and vehicle suspension motion.... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation

20140288449 - Method, system and software product for the measurement of heart rate variability: The invention relates to a method, system, and software product for measuring heart rate variability. The method comprises instructing a user when to breathe in and breathe out, receiving a signal from a sensor responsive to the heart beat of the user, processing the received signal to determine heart beat... Agent:

20140288451 - Multi-channel cardiac measurements: An automatic method of determining local activation time (LAT) in multi-channel cardiac electrogram signals including a ventricular channel, a reference channel and a mapping channel wherein selection of at least one of a reference-channel activation and a mapping-channel activation is based on one or more activation times in the ventricular... Agent:

20140288452 - Device and method for processing heart sounds for ausculation: A device for independently and controllably amplifying components of the heart sound signals without removing any component of the signal by filtering. With such a device all the signal components that carry information are still available and can be useful to a user. Filtering may however be applied to very... Agent:

20140288453 - Heart rate detection apparatus: A heart rate detection apparatus includes a signal acquisition device for acquiring an intra-aural vibration wave signal and converting the intra-aural vibration wave signal into an intra-aural vibration electrical signal; and an arithmetic processing device for processing the intra-aural vibration electrical signal by computing to generate heart rate information. In... Agent: Beijing Choice Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

20140288454 - Method for using exhaled breath to determine the presence of drug: The present invention provides a method for determining the presence and/or the level of drug in a subject's system using exhaled breath of the subject.... Agent: Pulmonary Analytics

20140288455 - Multi-frequency impedance monitoring system: A system and method is provided to measure intrathoracic complex impedance and to identify and indicate disease conditions based on the impedance measurements. Multiple impedance vectors may be taken into account, and an optimal vector may be selected to provide the most useful impedance measurement for the identification and indication... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140288456 - Methods and devices for sensing respiration and providing ventilation therapy: Methods and systems are provided for intra-airway breath sensors where intra-airway breath sensors are not located within a ventilation gas delivery circuit, but are exposed to spontaneous respiration airflow from a patient. Furthermore, methods and systems of the present invention may be used to protect an intra-airway breath sensor from... Agent: Breathe Technologies, Inc.

20140288457 - Bioelectrical impedance measurement apparatus: A bioelectrical impedance measurement apparatus is provided. A power signal and a frequency regulation signal for driving a measurement unit of the bioelectrical impedance measurement apparatus to perform bioelectrical impedance measurement are provided through a first sound channel output terminal and a second sound channel output terminal of a host... Agent:

20140288458 - Insertable neural probe with flexible structure: A neural probe (10) is provided for in vivo communication with biological tissue, including stimulating neurons and/or recording neural electrical activity. The probe (10) may be constructed so that the immune response by the biological tissue in which the device is implanted is reduced over known implantable probes. The probe... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140288459 - Ventricular shunt system and method: A ventricular shunt systems and methods of preventing hydrocephalus are described herein. In one aspect, the ventricular shunt system has at least one pressure sensor that is configured to be selectively electromagnetically coupled to an ex-vivo source of RF energy and is variable in response to the pressure in a... Agent:

20140288460 - Method and apparatus for hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy: Methods and devices are described for performing a combined hysteroscopy and endometrial sampling. Techniques for improving visual images include forward facing fluid ports for clearing tissue debris and LED positioning and design. Manufacturability is improved through separately formed tip and shaft pieces. User interface features are described including user-friendly handle-mounted... Agent: Endosee Corporation

20140288461 - Swab having a luer connection: The invention relates to a swab system, comprising a sample tube, which is closed at the front end and open at the rear end, and a swab. The swab has an elongated, tubular swab rod, wherein the swab rod is provided with a sample-gathering means at the front end of... Agent: Friz Biochem Gesellschaft Fur Bioanalytik Mbh

20140288462 - Concussion indicator: A concussion indicator that may easily be applied to a helmet is provided. The concussion indicator may visually or audibly provide indicators relating to impacts creating accelerations of the helmet that likely cause a concussion. In some embodiments, three separate indicators may be used within a single base; each indicator... Agent:

20140288463 - Method and apparatus for determining anatomic properties of a patient: A method is disclosed for determining anatomical properties of a patient, the patient having an oral cavity and a throat, comprising a) projecting at least one structured light pattern into the patient's oral cavity; b) detecting at least one reflected light pattern, each of the reflected light patterns emanating from... Agent:

20140288464 - Prosthetic knee joint measurement system including energy harvesting and method therefor: An orthopedic implant having an energy-harvesting device is disclosed. In one embodiment the orthopedic implant is a prosthetic component of a joint of the muscular-skeletal system. The orthopedic implant can include electronic circuitry, a power source, and one or more sensors for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system or... Agent: Orthosensor Inc.

  
  
  
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