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20150148585 - Combination therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma: This invention concerns methods of treating a patient diagnosed with glioblastoma comprising administering to said patient a therapy comprising an effective amount of an anti-VEGF antibody and a chemotherapeutic.... Agent: Genentech, Inc.

20150148584 - Inner gantry: A system includes a patient support and an outer gantry on which an accelerator is mounted to enable the accelerator to move through a range of positions around a patient on the patient support. The accelerator is configured to produce a proton or ion beam having an energy level sufficient... Agent:

20150148586 - Content output device, content output method, control device, and control method: There is provided a content output device including a selection unit which selects content according to a user's condition and a magnetic field pattern corresponding to the content, a content output unit which outputs the content, and a magnetic field generating unit which generates a magnetic field based on the... Agent:

20150148587 - Generating artificial pulse: In order to produce a pulsatile blood flow pattern that includes time periods of relatively high blood flow rates and time periods of relatively low blood flow rates, the operating speed of a blood pump can be selectively controlled to produce an operating speed pattern that includes time periods of... Agent:

20150148588 - Method of removing an inflated implant from a bladder: An inflated implant, such as an attenuation device, previously implanted in a urinary bladder can later be removed according to a number of different methods. Preferably, removal is accomplished transurethrally. In one embodiment, removal is accomplished by reducing the inflated implant from an enlarged profile to a reduced profile so... Agent:

20150148589 - Incontinence treatment device and method of treating urinary incontinence: An incontinence treatment device and method of treating urinary incontinence in a person includes fabricating an artificial urethra to have a flow diameter formed inside of a circumferential wall and a closure device attached directly to a portion of an outer surface of the circumferential wall of the artificial urethra.... Agent:

20150148591 - Incontinence implant, insertion device and related methods of use: The present invention discloses medical systems and related methods of use. One such medical system includes an implant assembly and an insertion device. The insertion device includes an elongate member and a hub member. The elongate member includes a needle portion and a handle portion. The hub member is movably... Agent:

20150148590 - System for treating heart valve malfunction including mitral regurgitation: A system for treating heart valve malfunction specifically including mitral regurgitation comprising a positioning structure operative to assume both expanded and contracted orientations and a retaining assembly positioned and structured to operatively dispose the positioning structure in moveably supporting lifting and/or positioning relation to the ventricular wall portion of the... Agent:

20150148592 - Personal massager: A personal massager comprises a housing having a front end and a back end. A motor is mounted within the housing, and a crank is configured to move in a circular path within the housing when actuated by the motor. A rocker arm having a first end and a second... Agent: Maurice S. Kanbar Revocable Trust

20150148594 - Endoscope operation system: The objective is to control a movement velocity of an endoscope in a body in response to an amount of insertion of the endoscope in view of safety without influence of a strong magnet. A velocity-control computation section 48 adjusts a velocity of an imager to be changeable in response... Agent:

20150148593 - Medical scope attachment device and system: A medical scope attachment device and system includes one or more expandable rings, each having a resilient main body and an inside diameter defining a central opening that corresponds to a dimension of a medical scope. One or more sets of opposing magnetic elements are disposed within each of the... Agent:

20150148595 - Method of placing a drainage catheter system: The present disclosure describes a single incision method of placing a drainage catheter in the peritoneal cavity.... Agent:

20150148596 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument (10, 100) configured to facilitate gripping and manual adjustment by a left-handed or righted-handed user. The surgical instrument includes a rod (11) having a first end (12a) attachable to a working end (13, 113) of the instrument via a mount (16). The rod has a second end... Agent:

20150148597 - Systems, devices, and methods for tissue extraction: Medical devices, systems, and related methods of use are disclosed. The systems may comprise a sheath for insertion into a body lumen and an extraction tool for passage through the sheath, wherein the extraction tool may include a handle, an end effector, and an optical device. Methods disclosed herein include... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20150148598 - Wire driver for wire line and endoscope: A side-viewing endoscope includes an elongated tube for entry in a body cavity for imaging. A wire line is contained in the elongated tube, for moving in an axial direction back and forth. A guide device is coupled with a distal end of the wire line, caused to shift between... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150148599 - Capsule endoscopic docking system: A capsule endoscopic system is disclosed, wherein the system comprises a capsule endoscope, a docking station, second circuits and contact means to cause the second circuits connected to first circuits inside the capsule endoscope when the capsule endoscope is docked in the docking station in a first rotational orientation and... Agent: Capso Vision ,inc. A Corporation

20150148601 - Catheters with indented markers: A catheter may include an elongate tubular member having an outer wall and an inner wall defining a wall thickness. The inner wall may define a lumen extending therethrough. The elongate tubular member may include a first plurality of recessed portions disposed in a distal section, wherein the first plurality... Agent:

20150148603 - Imaging catheter with thermal management assembly: An imaging catheter assembly that includes an elongate body having a first body end, and an opposite second body end; an imaging assembly secured to the first body end, the imaging assembly having a first imaging assembly end remote from the first body end and a second imaging assembly end... Agent:

20150148600 - Medical instrument: The present invention provides a medical instrument which is capable of reducing damage, such as cutting of a wire, to the medical instrument even if excessively large load is applied to an inserting portion. A medical instrument including: a deformable portion; a wire configured to deform the deformable portion; a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150148604 - Methods of processing data obtained from medical device: Computerized information processing methods for processing data from a medical device, such as an ingestible probe. In one embodiment, the method includes processing data obtained by the probe so as to produce a plurality of image frames, and further processing the frames to identify a plurality of frames of potential... Agent:

20150148602 - Steering techniques for surgical instruments: A steerable endoscopic tool uses concentric sleeves of varying curvature to steer a tool tip toward or in the direction of a location of surgical interest. By rotating and/or axially displacing such sleeves relative to one another the tool tip may be maneuvered within a current field of view with... Agent:

20150148605 - System for use in surgical procedures: A system and method for use in surgical procedures. The system includes an endoscope, an imaging device coupled to the endoscope, an imaging processor coupled to the imaging device, and at least one management system coupled to the imaging processor, in which a function of the management system is automatically... Agent:

20150148607 - Driving force transmitting unit, insertion instrument, rotary unit, insertion body assembly, and insertion device: A driving force transmitting unit includes a line portion extending along a driving axis in a channel, and a slider portion attached to a proximal portion of the line portion and movable relative to the line portion along the driving axis. The driving force transmitting unit includes an urging portion... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20150148606 - Endoscopic sleeve: An endoscopic sleeve includes a tubular member from which spaced projecting elements. The projecting elements are bendable towards both proximal and distal directions of the tubular member. The force (insertion force) required to bend the projecting elements towards the proximal direction is less than a force (extraction force) required to... Agent:

20150148608 - Switching valve unit and endoscope apparatus: In an endoscope apparatus, a suction button unit (switching valve unit) includes a valve cylinder, a piston rod, a cap device and seal packing. Holes are formed in a piston chamber of the valve cylinder, including a discharge port hole, a suction port hole and an exhaust port hole. The... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150148609 - Hydrophobic membrane for a lens and method of protecting a lens with such a membrane: The invention relates to a disposable flexible membrane (1) suitable for adhesion to an objective lens, especially an objective of a camera for laparoscopic operations, the membrane (1) being transparent and comprising two opposite faces, a first face (4) comprising a hydrophobic surface, and a second face (6) comprising a... Agent:

20150148610 - Endoscopic method for viewing a sinus opening: The invention is an endoscopic method for viewing a target portion of a patient's anatomy with access through the oral or nasal cavity. The method includes adjusting a variable direction of view endoscope to a direction of view of between about 0 degrees and 20 degrees relative to a longitudinal... Agent:

20150148612 - Delivery system for implanting nasal ventilation tube: Delivery systems and methods of creating an accessory maxillary ostium and implanting a ventilation tube for purposes of ventilation, irrigation, infusion or procedural work are described. The delivery systems include an introducer and an associated ventilation tube. An irrigation and/or infusion catheter may be advanced through the ventilation tube in... Agent:

20150148611 - Instrument access device: An instrument access device (500) comprises a distal O-ring (11) for insertion into a wound interior, a proximal member for location externally of a wound opening and a sleeve (12) extending in two layers between the distal O-ring (11) and the proximal member. The proximal member comprises an inner proximal... Agent: Atropos Limited

20150148613 - Surgical port assembly: A surgical port comprising a body and first and second cannula extending from the body and movable with respect to the body via an instrument inserted through the respective cannula. The cannulas can extend distally from the body and can include one or more seals. A port assembly and first... Agent:

20150148614 - Apparatus for covering an exposed end of a severed sternum: The invention comprises an apparatus (10) for covering an exposed end of a severed sternum, comprising a strip (12) operative to cover the exposed end and pliable portions (14) which are able to be manually deformed over sides of the exposed end so as to retain the strip (12) against... Agent: Protego Medical Pty Limited

20150148615 - Ophthalmic surgical systems, methods, and devices: The disclosure herein provides ophthalmic surgical systems, methods, and devices. In one embodiment, a handheld medical instrument for surgical procedures comprises a body having an exterior surface shaped to be held and manipulated by a human hand; a surgical tool extending from a distal end of the body; and a... Agent:

20150148616 - Systems and methods for probability based risk prediction: Systems and methods for probability based prediction of risks are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes measuring, using sensing elements individually associated with multiple users, a first set of data associated with the users. The method also includes transmitting to and storing in a computing device the measured... Agent:

20150148622 - Health monitoring systems and methods: Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in health monitoring including monitoring systems, methods and/or devices receiving a health signal and/or having at least one electrode or sensor for health monitoring.... Agent: Rhythm Diagnostics Systems, Inc.

20150148617 - Method and system for selecting alarm reduction algorithm: A patient monitoring system and method is disclosed herein. The system includes one or more patient monitors that obtain physiological data from a patient. Based upon the physiological data obtained from the patient, as well as the information available for the patient in an electronic health record, an algorithm selection... Agent: General Electric Company

20150148621 - Methods and systems for creating a preventative care plan in mental illness treatment: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for generating sleep predicators to avoid preventable mental episodes from breaking through, thereby averting an irreversible brain damage to a patient, that may be caused by such future mental episodes. In one embodiment, the present invention is a method comprising: acquiring biomedical data from... Agent:

20150148620 - Monitoring system: A notification criteria corresponding to vital signs of a mammal is statically or dynamically determined. The detected and/or measured values for the vital signs are continuously and/or periodically compared to the notification criteria to determine if the values match the notification criteria. If the values match the notification criteria, a... Agent:

20150148618 - Physiological monitor and methods for placement and wear: Physiological monitors are disclosed, as are systems and methods in which they are used. The physiological monitors are generally horseshoe-shaped and are sized and adapted to fit around the base of the neck. They have forward ends that extend downwardly and inwardly in some embodiments. In systems according to embodiments... Agent:

20150148619 - System and method for monitoring biometric signals: A system for monitoring biometric signals of a user comprising: a garment configured to be worn by the user and comprising a mounting module having an array of connection regions; a set of biometric sensors coupled to the garment and configured to communicate with the array of connection regions to... Agent:

20150148623 - Hydration monitoring sensor and method for cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for hydration monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses an optional phosphor-coated broadband white LED (103) to produce broadband light (114), which is then transmitted along with any ambient light to target (125) such as the ear, face, or... Agent:

20150148624 - Method for detecting physiology at distance or during movement for mobile devices, illumination, security, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for physiology monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses broadband light (114) transmitted to a target (125) such as the ear, face, or wrist of a living subject. Some of the scattered light returning from the target to detector... Agent:

20150148625 - Respiratory monitoring sensor and method for cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for respiratory and metabolic monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses an optional phosphor-coated broadband white LED (103) to produce broadband light (114), which is then transmitted along with any ambient light to a target (125) such as the... Agent:

20150148626 - Method for detecting colorectal cancer: In-vivo methods and kits for detecting presence of a combination of biomarkers indicating colorectal cancer are described. One of the methods includes inserting into a patient a combination of binding agents comprising one binding agent having high affinity to CEACAM5 and at least one binding agent having high affinity to... Agent:

20150148628 - Apparatus and method for measuring biologic parameters: Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value of the parameters. The support structure includes a sensor fitted on the support structures using a special geometry for acquiring continuous... Agent: Geelux Holding, Ltd.

20150148627 - Sensing of components in liquids: A sensing system and method for sensing a component in a liquid is disclosed. The system comprises a microfluidic channel, the microfluidic channel comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the microfluidic channel is open at the first end and closed at the second end. The system also... Agent: Universiteit Gent

20150148629 - Biopsy device with integrated optical spectroscopy guidance: An optical spectroscopy probe for providing optical spectroscopy guidance of a mechanical biopsy procedure, and a tissue biopsy device including an optical spectroscopy probe. The optical spectroscopy probe is positionable in a lumen of a mechanical biopsy device. The probe may enable optical spectroscopy guidance in biopsy procedures, include brain... Agent:

20150148631 - Class of near infrared optical probes for biological applications: 2,5-Bis(benzoxazol-2′-yl)benzene-1,4-diol derivatives (Zinhbo derivatives) are used to detect zinc ions and have particular application in vivo and in vitro. Zinhbo derivatives upon excitation give a florescence response emission that can be used to determine the presence of zinc cation in solution. Zinhbo derivatives complexed with zinc cations upon excitation can... Agent:

20150148630 - Method and device for detecting fluorescence radiation: 5

20150148632 - Calorie monitoring sensor and method for cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for calorie monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses an optional phosphor-coated broadband white LED (103) to produce broadband light (114), which is then transmitted along with any ambient light to target (125) such as the ear, face, or... Agent:

20150148634 - Ambulatory diagnostic device and method thereof: The present disclosure relates to a device and method for acquiring and processing sensor signals on a host device. The device comprises a jack and connects to a socket on the host device. The device further comprises an instrumentation block which draws power from the host socket to power its... Agent:

20150148633 - Photoplethysmographic measurement method and apparatus: Provided are a photoplethysmographic measurement apparatus, a photoplethysmographic measurement method, and an apparatus for measuring a biosignal. The photoplethysmographic measurement apparatus includes a probe, a light emitter comprising a nonelectrical light source and disposed at one end of the probe, the light emitter configured to illuminate a measurement part, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150148636 - Ambient light method for cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for respiratory and metabolic monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses a broadband ambient light (114), which is then transmitted to a target (125) such as the ear, face, or wrist of a living subject. Some of the scattered... Agent:

20150148635 - Rate-estimation sensor and method for cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables: An improved sensor (102) for rate monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses an optional phosphor-coated broadband white LED (103) to produce broadband light (114), which is then transmitted along with any ambient light to target (125) such as the ear, face, or... Agent:

20150148637 - Health monitoring systems and methods: Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in health monitoring including monitoring systems, methods and/or devices receiving a health signal and/or having at least one electrode or sensor for health monitoring.... Agent: Rhythm Diagnostics Systems, Inc.

20150148638 - 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:

20150148639 - On-line measuring system of body substances: A measuring system for measuring the concentration of substances or analytes in a body fluid or in a body tissue comprises a microdialysis probe comprising a microdialysis membrane, the probe being adapted to be placed in blood or in tissue, a flow through sensor for analysing a fluid having passed... Agent:

20150148640 - Testing member for eliciting a blood sample: A testing member for eliciting blood samples is provided that can be rotatably mounted inside a cartridge and having a lancet for lancing a body part of a user. The lancet can protrude from an edge of the testing member. The testing member also can have a second blood collection... Agent:

20150148641 - Systems, articles, and methods for electromyography sensors: Systems, articles, and methods for surface electromyography (“EMG”) sensors that combine elements from traditional capacitive and resistive EMG sensors are described. For example, capacitive EMG sensors that are adapted to resistively couple to a user's skin are described. Resistive coupling between a sensor electrode and the user's skin is galvanically... Agent:

20150148642 - Catheter systems for measuring electrical properties of tissue and methods of use: Catheter systems for measuring at least one electrical property, e.g., impedance, of cardiac tissue of a living being are disclosed. The system includes a catheter having a tip with a sensing electrode, a guard electrode and an electrical shield. The sensing electrode is arranged to engage the cardiac tissue and... Agent:

20150148643 - Integrated medical device: There is herein described light emitting medical devices and a method of manufacturing said medical devices. More particularly, there is described integrated light emitting medical devices (e.g. neural devices) capable of being used in optogenetics and a method of manufacturing said medical devices.... Agent: Mled Limited

20150148644 - Neuro-probe device, implantable electronic device and method of forming a neuro-probe device: A neuro-probe device is provided. The neuro-probe device includes a carrier including bio-resorbable glass, and a neuro-probe mounted on the carrier.... Agent:

20150148645 - Detection/stimulation microlead implantable in a vessel of the venous, arterial or lymphatic network: A microlead has a distal active portion formed by a microcable including an electrically conductive core coated with an insulation layer, with a plurality of exposed areas forming the stimulation electrodes. The microcable has a three-dimensional preshape inscribed in a cylindrical envelope volume so as to match the target vessel... Agent:

20150148646 - Electrode and device for detecting biosignal and method of using the same: An electrode, a biosignal detecting device and a method of measuring a biosignal are provided. The electrode includes an ion conductive member configured to be attached to a body surface, a nonconductive member including a through hole and disposed on the ion conductive member, a conductive member disposed on the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150148647 - Adjustment of sensor sensitivity by controlling copolymer film thickness through a controlled drying step: An analyte sensor and a method for making the analyte sensor are disclosed. In one aspect, the analyte sensor includes a crosslinked, hydrophilic copolymer in contact with a surface of an electrode, and an analyte sensing component embedded within the crosslinked, hydrophilic copolymer. The method of making the analyte sensor... Agent: Google Inc.

20150148648 - Ophthalmic lens with intraocular pressure monitoring system: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic device with an intraocular pressure monitoring system and associated methods. In some embodiments, the ophthalmic device can be a contact lens with an intraocular pressure monitoring system that is not dependent on eye ball shape or change over time. Further, the intraocular pressure... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20150148649 - Systems and methods for obtaining rheological properties of viscoelastic materials: Systems and methods are disclosed for obtaining rheological properties of viscoelastic medium, and in particular, in-vivo evaluation of body fluid such as the vitreous. The system includes a needle-like probe having a distal and a proximal end, a rotational actuator, and a sensor coupled to the rotational actuator. The proximal... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20150148653 - Determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint: A data processing method for determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint which connects a femur and a tibia via a medial ligament and a lateral ligament, wherein at least the femur comprises an implant which forms a medial condyle and a lateral condyle, the method comprising... Agent: Brainlab Ag

20150148651 - Imaging system frequency modulation method: A method is disclosed herein to add therapeutic functionality to medical imaging systems. The preferred embodiment of an Imaging System Frequency Modulation Method in accordance with the present invention adds at least one bioactive frequency that is part of the acoustic or electromagnetic frequency spectrum to the imaging system output... Agent:

20150148656 - Information obtaining apparatus and method for obtaining information: An information obtaining apparatus that obtains information regarding a subject includes a radiation unit configured to focus a terahertz wave having a plurality of different frequencies or a plurality of different beam diameters and radiate the terahertz wave onto the subject, a detection unit configured to detect the terahertz wave... Agent:

20150148652 - Object information acquiring apparatus and control method thereof: Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus, including: a light source; a detecting unit that detects an acoustic wave generated from an object which has received an irradiation light from the light source; a processing unit that generates characteristic information on the inside of the object by using the acoustic... Agent:

20150148650 - Ophthalmic lens with retinal vascularization monitoring system: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic device with a retinal vascularization monitoring system and associated methods. In some embodiments, the ophthalmic device can be a contact lens with a retinal vascularization monitoring system that can be used to monitor temporal changes of a pulsating vessel forming part of the... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20150148655 - System and method for non-contact ultrasound: A system and method for generating ultrasound images of a subject without physically contacting the subject is provided. A photoacoustic excitation source may be employed that directed into a scanning mirror to transmit acoustic disturbances into a patient to induce propagating photoacoustic waves. The acoustic disturbances are translated along the... Agent:

20150148654 - System, method and computer-accessible medium for providing and/or utilizing optical coherence tomographic vibrography: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, method and computer-accessible medium can be provided for obtaining image information regarding at least one portion of at least one sample. For example, using such exemplary embodiments, it is possible to use at least one arrangement to (i) receive or generate first data regarding a controlled... Agent:

20150148657 - Ultrasonographic images processing: A computerized method of adapting a presentation of ultrasonographic images during an ultrasonographic fetal evaluation. The method comprises performing an analysis of a plurality of ultrasonographic images captured by an ultrasonographic probe during an evaluation of a fetus, automatically identifying at least one location of at least one anatomical landmark... Agent:

20150148658 - Method for the detection and staging of liver fibrosis from image acquired data: This invention relates to methods for ascertaining at least one of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis in a subject, by processing of one or more medical images of the liver, using a computing machine, to quantify nodularity of the surface of the liver and calculate a liver surface nodularity score.... Agent:

20150148659 - Magnetic resonance imaging along energy-delivering device axis: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a medical apparatus (100), the method comprising receiving location data indicative of the location of a target volume (146); controlling a positioning system (224) to rotate a therapy device comprising an energy-delivering device about a longitudinal axis of the therapy device;... Agent: Koninkljke Philips N.v.

20150148660 - Dedicated user interface for mr-guided interstitial interventions: A magnetic resonance (MR) system (10) for guidance of a shaft or needle (16) to a target (14) of a subject (12) is provided. The system includes a user interface (76). The user interface (76) includes a frame (78) positioned on a surface of the subject (12). The frame (78)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150148661 - System and apparatus for porously-encapsulated magnetic-nanoparticle biosensors: A system for measuring analyte concentrations has porous-walled nanocontainers containing multiple magnetic nanoparticles, the magnetic nanoparticles coated with a selective binder that is analyte-responsive and binds a the analyte, an indicator substance releasable from the selective binder by the analyte, or an indicator substance cleavable by the analyte, apparatus for... Agent: The Trustees Of Dartmouth College

20150148662 - Technique for determining blood velocity in a blood vessel: A method and a system for determining a blood velocity between a first point and a second point in a blood vessel are presented. In the method, a time series of registered images of the blood vessel are received and subsequently scanned to select a base image and a test... Agent:

20150148663 - Oscillation applicator for mr rheology: The invention relates to the field of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. It concerns an oscillation applicator for MR rheology. It is an object of the invention to provide an oscillation applicator without restrictions regarding the usability for certain body regions. According to the invention, the oscillation applicator comprises at least... Agent:

20150148669 - Medical metal material for in vivo insertion, comprising in vivo movement-preventing means: The present invention relates to an implantable medical appliance with means of migration prevention, which is either coated with a biocompatible polymer or coated with a biocompatible adhesive, or injected with a biocompatible adhesive after the insertion of the implantable medical appliance into a living body, or equipped with a... Agent:

20150148665 - Medical product emitting near-infrared fluorescence and medical product usage status checking apparatus: [Solution] A medical product (80) is configured to include a light-emissive septum (83) (constituent member) which includes a luminescent agent emitting near-infrared fluorescence according to irradiation of excitation light on a surface thereof. Even in a case where a port ion of the septum is separated as a core (83a)... Agent: National University Corporation Kochi University

20150148667 - Method and system for in vivo hydrogen peroxide detection with ultrasound: A method and system are provided for detection of localized hydrogen peroxide within tissue by introducing a catalase-containing material into at location of interest, positioning an ultrasound transducer over the location, and generating an ultrasound image to detect microbubbles, where the presence of microbubbles indicate the presence of localized hydrogen... Agent:

20150148666 - Methods for increasing genetic progress in a line or breed of swine using sex-selected sperm cells: The invention relates to methods of increasing the genetic progress of a line, breed or herd of swine through the use of sex-selected sperm cells in artificial insemination techniques. The invention also encompasses methods of artificially inseminating a swine via deep intrauterine catheter or via a laparoscopic procedure, which allow... Agent:

20150148668 - Surgical needle for a surgical system with optical recognition: A system for image-guided surgery may include a visual imaging system, a medical tool comprising a shaft and a tip, wherein the shaft of the tool includes an optically detectable feature that allows a position of the tip to be determined, and a display configured to display a real-time representation... Agent:

20150148664 - Ultrasound system with stereo image guidance or tracking: An image-guided ultrasound system may include an ultrasound probe, a display configured to communicate with the ultrasound probe to receive ultrasound signals to display images from the ultrasound probe, and an imaging device that may be attached to or integral with the ultrasound probe and configured to communicate with the... Agent: Clear Guide Medical

20150148670 - Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition: Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in response to a measured characteristic of an imaged object such as a breast, and thus tailored to provide the highest quality image for the... Agent:

20150148676 - Method and ultrasound apparatus for marking tumor on ultrasound elastography image: An elasticity information providing method performed by an ultrasound apparatus includes acquiring an elastography image of an object, detecting a region corresponding to a predetermined elastic modulus in the elastography image, and providing information about the region that is detected along with the elastography image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150148674 - Method and ultrasound apparatus for providing ultrasound elastography image: A method of providing an ultrasound elastography image that includes inducing a shear wave by transmitting a first ultrasound signal pushing an object to the object, transmitting a second ultrasound signal tracing the shear wave to the object to receive a response signal to the second ultrasound signal from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150148671 - Non-invasive liver fibrosis evaluation device and a method thereof: A non-invasive liver fibrosis evaluation device and a method thereof are related. The device comprises an ultrasound unit, a Nakagami parameter generation unit, a hardness value generation unit, a data base, and a determination unit. The method comprises steps of: scanning the external body part corresponding to the liver by... Agent: National Taiwan University

20150148675 - System and method for analyzing tissue using shear waves: A system and method for determining tissue changes. Shear waves are transmitted across the tissue in response to an ultrasonic signal input exterior to the tissue surface. Adaptive beam forming signal processing is applied to signal returns and arrivals to remove distortions by targeting velocity contrasts. Shear-wave dispersion, such as... Agent:

20150148673 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and elasticity evaluation method: Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus configured to perform speed measurement while lessening the influence of the wave surface feature and scattering resulting from the shear wave propagation, which transmits burst wave as first ultrasonic wave to the subject from the probe 11 and ultrasonic transmission-reception section 13 to apply... Agent:

20150148672 - Ultrasound tranducer assembly and method for driving an ultrasound transducer head: The present invention relates to an ultrasound transducer assembly (10) comprising: an ultrasound transducer head (14), an electrical conductor (16) for connecting the transducer head (14) to an electrical power supply (20) of a base station (12) and for transmitting electrical power from the power supply (20) to the transducer... Agent:

20150148677 - Method and system for lesion detection in ultrasound images: A method is provided for detecting lesions in ultrasound images. The method includes acquiring an ultrasound image, generating a Fisher-tippett (FT) distribution-based edge feature map from the acquired ultrasound image, generating gradient concentration (GC) scores for pixels of the acquired ultrasound image using the FT distribution-based edge feature map, and... Agent: General Electric Company

20150148678 - Ultrasonic diagnosis device and ultrasonic image acquisition method: Provided is a technique that implements harmonic imaging in an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, being unaffected by the voltage-dependent distortion and nonlinear characteristics of the transmit system in the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus that incorporates the transmit amplifier, the ultrasound probe, and the like, facilitating adjustment of the transmit voltage, and achieving... Agent:

20150148679 - Ultrasonic color flow map for analysis of mitral regurgitation: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is described which assesses regurgitant flow through a mitral valve by color-flow imaging. A Doppler processor produces Doppler velocity measurements of blood flow around a regurgitant valve to identify an iso-velocity surface to be used in the PISA method of regurgitant flow quantification. The velocity... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150148680 - Ultrasound probe: The disclosed technology relates to ultrasound probes, and the purpose of the technology is to prevent a housing and housing members from cracking and to ensure safety. According to this technology, in an ultrasound probe (12) accommodating one or more elements that include at least a piezoelectric element (3) inside... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150148681 - Apparatus and method for measuring biologic parameters: Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value of the parameters. The support structure includes a sensor fitted on the support structures using a special geometry for acquiring continuous... Agent: Geelux Holding, Ltd.

20150148682 - Non-contact thermometer sensing a carotid artery: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a non-contact thermometer determines a temperature of a subject from a carotid source point of the subject.... Agent: Brooklands, Inc.

20150148683 - Device and method for detecting respiratory movements: The invention relates to a method for determining the presence of a respiratory movement in a human or an animal. This method comprises the detection of a movement by a passive infrared detector and the analysis of signals transmitted by this detector. The invention also relates to an apparatus for... Agent:

20150148684 - Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin: Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a microbe profiling device including a device head and a hand-held housing, the device head including an epidermis-engaging component and an access window and configured to dislodge microbes from a skin surface, and the hand-held housing defining an... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware

20150148685 - Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin: Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a microbe profiling device including a device head and a hand-held housing, the device head including an epidermis-engaging component and an access window and configured to dislodge microbes from a skin surface, and the hand-held housing defining an... Agent:

20150148686 - Devices and methods for sampling and profiling microbiota of skin: Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a hand-held microbe profiling device including a housing defining an opening, the housing including at least one rotatable component at least partially disposed in the opening defined by the housing, an elongated flexible strip disposed on an outer... Agent:

20150148687 - Method and apparatus for measuring heart rate: Provided is a method of measuring a heart rate in an electronic device. The method includes obtaining a face image of a subject by using the electronic device; determining a target region within the obtained face image; analyzing color information within the determined target region; and determining a heart rate... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150148690 - Method and system for determining a shape of a lumen in an anatomical structure: A medical system provides navigation assistance to a surgeon so that the surgeon may navigate a flexible medical device through linked passages of an anatomical structure to a target in or adjacent to the anatomical structure. As the medical device moves through the linked passages, images are captured by an... Agent:

20150148688 - Neural probe array having waveguide member with improved waveguide characteristics and manufacturing method thereof: A neural probe array includes a probe body that is implanted into a subject, a fixture body to support a rear end of the probe body, a cladding extending in a lengthwise direction of the probe body in an upper part of the probe body, and an optical waveguide member... Agent:

20150148689 - Optical fiber assembly, method of fabricating same, and probe: An optical fiber assembly includes optical fibers, an array member, an adhesive part, a cylindrical member and a fixing member. The fibers are inserted into the array member, and the array member is inserted into a cylindrical part of the cylindrical member. The adhesive part is disposed on one-end side... Agent:

20150148691 - Health monitoring systems and methods: Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in health monitoring including monitoring systems, methods and/or devices receiving a health signal and/or having at least one electrode or sensor for health monitoring.... Agent: Rhythm Diagnostics Systems, Inc.

20150148692 - Chordal sizer: An embodiment includes a cardiovascular surgical apparatus comprising: a sleeve including a distal sleeve end, a proximal sleeve end, and a sleeve long axis extending from the distal sleeve end to the proximal sleeve end; a post including a distal post end and a proximal post end; a first projection... Agent:

20150148693 - Sensor mounting assembly for sensored guidewire and associated devices, systems, and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a guidewire system for treating a patient includes an internal sensor mount having a body and a first cutout extending through a wall of the body; a core wire secured to the internal sensor mount; a sensor assembly for detecting... Agent:

20150148694 - Detection of progressive central hypovolemia: A system for detecting dehydration, hemorrhaging, and increases in blood volume comprising monitors the time difference between the arrival of the primary left ventricular ejection pulse (pulse T1) and the arrival of the iliac reflection (pulse T3) to determine an arterial pulse parameter which is the time difference between T1... Agent:

20150148695 - Method and system for assessing likelihood of sepsis: A method of assessing the likelihood that an infected subject develops sepsis, using an input radiofrequency signal received from the subject responsively to an output radiofrequency signal transmitted to the subject. The method comprises: processing the input signal to provide a processed signal, analyzing the processed signal to determine a... Agent:

20150148696 - Electrocardiogram pace pulse detection and analysis: Data is received characterizing an electrocardiogram (ECG) measured from a patient having a pacemaker. The pacemaker can intermittently provide a pace to a heart of the patient. By comparing at least a portion of the received data to a template a pace pulse can be detected from at least a... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

20150148697 - Precision dialysis monitoring and synchonization system: A system and method for synchronizing patient medical parameters and dialysis parameters. The system and related method allow for the determination of the effect of dialysis on patient health. The invention also allows for the determination of whether observed patient health effects are due to specific dialysis parameters and for... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150148698 - Method of detecting and predicting neurocardiogenic syncope: A method of detecting an early onset of neurocardiogenic syncope in a patient uses respiratory functions as a predictor of the syncope. According to the method, at least one sample of baseline minute ventilation, tidal volume and respiratory rate of the patient is obtained. The detection unit is set to... Agent:

20150148699 - Detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations from breathing patterns: An apparatus may include a sensing circuit and a processor. The sensing circuit is configured to generate a sensed physiological signal, wherein the physiological signal includes respiration information of a subject. The processor includes an end expiratory volume (EEV) module configured to determine a value of EEV of the subject... Agent:

20150148700 - Perception loss detection: The present invention relates to a device for detecting a state of true perception loss of a human, the device including processing means operable to detect from information on electrical signals sensed adjacent to the scalp of the human the activity of oscillations present in the electrical signals as a... Agent: Isis Innovation Limited

20150148701 - Systems and methods for treating tissue regions of the body: Systems and methods deploy a therapeutic or diagnostic element into contact with a body tissue region. The systems and methods can sense position of the therapeutic or diagnostic element relative to a targeted tissue region without direct or indirect visualization, by sensing fluid pressure in a fluid path having an... Agent: Mederi Therapeutics Inc

20150148702 - Biopsy device and insertable biopsy needle module: A biopsy device includes a disposable unit including a needle carrier and a biopsy needle. The biopsy needle has a distal portion including a sample chamber, and is configured to rotate around a longitudinal axis. The disposable unit includes a hub portion connected to the biopsy needle proximal to the... Agent:

20150148704 - Biopsy device arming mechanism: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike,... Agent:

20150148703 - Biopsy device with translating valve assembly: A biopsy device comprises a body, a needle, a cutter, and a valve assembly. The needle extends distally relative to the body. The needle defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The first and second lumens extend along a first and second longitudinal axis, respectively. The needle includes an... Agent:

20150148705 - Systems and devices for sampling and profiling microbiota of skin: Systems and devices for sampling and profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a replaceable microbe sampling unit including at least one rotatable component, an elongated flexible strip, and a location information storage component, the elongated flexible strip including a microbe-capture region configured to capture at least one type... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware

20150148706 - Medical devices for accessing body lumens: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical guidewire including a core wire. The core wire may include a distal constant diameter, a first tapered section, an intermediate constant diameter section, a second tapered section, and a proximal... Agent:

20150148707 - Electronic stethoscope system for telemedicine applications: An electronic stethoscope includes a housing configured for hand-held manipulation, a transducer supported by the housing and configured to sense auscultation signals at a first location, and a headset coupled to the housing and configured to deliver audio corresponding to the auscultation signals through earpieces on the headset. The electronic... Agent:

20150148709 - Apparatus and method for real-time measurement of changes in volume of breast and other organs: An apparatus and method for determination of change in volume of a body part or body organ on a real-time basis. In a breastfeeding application, an inflatable cuff is positioned on a nursing breast and allows direct access to the nipple by the breastfeeding infant. The inflatable cuff includes an... Agent:

20150148708 - Biofeedback during assisted movement rehabilitation therapy: Systems and methods for providing biofeedback during assisted movement rehabilitation therapy while a user is engaged with an assisted movement exercise device are disclosed. In one example approach, a method eliminates passively evoked involuntary torque from the biofeedback. In another example approach, a method eliminates unintentional torque produced by contraction... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University

05/21/2015 > 142 patent applications in 82 patent subcategories.

20150141732 - Apparatus and method for hadron beam verification: The present invention is related to an apparatus and method for hadron beam verification. The apparatus allows to verify a number of different characteristics in a brief time span. The apparatus comprises at least one main degrader element and associated therewith a multiple thickness degrader element. The latter may comprise... Agent:

20150141733 - Automatic plan optimization for changing patient anatomy in the presence of mapped delivered dose from delivered fractions: A therapy planning system and method generate an optimal treatment plan accounting for changes in anatomy. Therapy is delivered to the subject according to a first auto-planned optimal treatment plan based on a first image of a subject. A second image of the subject is received after a period of... Agent:

20150141734 - Method for determining optimized parameters of a device generating a plurality of ultrasound beams focused in a region of interest: The method determines parameters to generate confocal ultrasound beams (B1,B2) inside a medium (4), and uses a device (1) comprising first and second ultrasound means (11,12) and first and second displacement members (13,14) for moving the ultrasound means (11,12). The parameters include signals s1,s2 to the ultrasound means (11,12), and... Agent:

20150141735 - Method and device for the desctruction of cells with uncontrolled proliferation: The present invention relates to a method and device for the selective destruction of cells that with uncontrolled proliferation in an animal organism, with minimum damage to the surrounding tissue thereby and without needing to perform any kind of surgical operation on the patient: the method consists of the detection... Agent: Investigaciones, Desarrollos Innovaciones Tat Iberica, S.l.

20150141736 - Generating apparatus of a pulsed magnetic field: An apparatus for generating a pulsed magnetic field includes an insulating body, an electrical conductor positioned on the insulating body, and a ferromagnetic body having a hollow portion, wherein the insulating body and the electrical conductor are positioned in the hollow portion. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the... Agent: National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

20150141737 - Method and device for treating osteoarthritis noninvasively: Methods and devices are provided for OA treatment of an affected area or joint. In one embodiment, the method may involve identifying a treatment site of the joint, and providing at least one transducer module at the treatment site. The at least one transducer module may be in operative communication... Agent:

20150141739 - Axial-flow blood pump: The invention relates to an axial flow blood pump device comprising an integrated electromagnetic drive with a stationary stator assembly and a rotatable impeller assembly, wherein the stationary stator assembly at least comprises stator windings (3) and a bearing system (4) supporting the rotatable impeller assembly, the impeller assembly comprising... Agent:

20150141738 - Sheath device for inserting a catheter: A sheath device for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is described. The device has a first sheath with a proximal end and a distal end. When the device is used as intended, the distal end of the first sheath is provided for arrangement in the patient's body and... Agent:

20150141740 - Distributed resonator: A device, including a vibratory apparatus having an actuator configured to generate vibrations upon actuation of the actuator, including plurality of lever arms, wherein the vibratory apparatus is configured such that at least a respective portion of respective lever arms of the plurality of lever arms move about at least... Agent:

20150141741 - Therapeutic isolation tank: A float tank for use in therapeutic floatation therapy. The float tank is specifically configured and adapted to be lightweight and formed in sections to allow a single individual to transport and install the float tank in both indoor and outdoor locations. The float tank may also include a pump... Agent: San Juan Patents, Inc.

20150141742 - Bulking agent applicator for treating female urinary incontinence: Applicator for injecting a bulking agent at one or more selected submucosal positions in a periurethral tissue of a female patients' urethra. The applicator comprises a lance, such as a cystoscope with a distal end provided with one or more optical sensors, and a needle guide with a bore receiving... Agent:

20150141743 - Method of treating urinary incontinence by engaging a portion of a device with an exit region of a urinary bladder: A method of treating urinary incontinence in a person includes fabricating a device having a rod connected between a proximal portion that is insertable into a urinary bladder and a distal portion that is circular in lateral cross-section, and inserting the proximal portion into the urinary bladder and the rod... Agent:

20150141744 - Container bag for containing semen for artificial insemination of animals: The present invention relates to a container bag (1) for containing semen for artificial insemination of animals, of the types which are formed by at least two sheets (2.1, 2.2) of sealed thermoplastic material, forming a tubular body (3) with an inner hollow (4) divided by means of a central... Agent: Iberica De Reproduccion Asistida, S.l.

20150141745 - Apparatus and method for intra-abdominally moving a first internal organ to a position away from a second internal organ and then holding the first internal organ in the position without manual input: An apparatus including a flexible length of cord and three tissue connectors positioned at the opposite ends of the cord and at an intermediate position of the cord is designed to be laparoscopically inserted through the abdominal wall and into the abdominal cavity, and used to move a first internal... Agent: Freehold Surgical, Inc.

20150141746 - Pelvic floor health articles and procedures: Articles and procedures for preventing or treating vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, and other disorders of the pelvic floor.... Agent:

20150141748 - Sexual aid device: A sexual aid operable to be surroundably mounted around the penis wherein the sexual aid is operable to produce vibrations. The sexual aid further includes a body that is generally cylindrical in shape being substantially hollow and having a passage therethrough. The body is formed from a first layer and... Agent:

20150141747 - Sexual novelty for men's pleasure: A sexual novelty is configured to pleasure a user by simulating sexual intercourse. The sexual novelty includes a bladder which can be partially filled with air to create a pressure within the bladder. A plurality of cavities are on the bladder and sufficiently sized to accommodate a user's penis. A... Agent:

20150141749 - Stimulation assembly: An apparatus comprises a base portion comprising an aperture for receiving an organ of a user and a base support member extending downward. The base portion moves along a track. A pivotable and slidable cross member is joined to the base support member. A frame supports the base portion. The... Agent:

20150141750 - Method and apparatus for in-vivo cauterization of lesions and malignancies: An in vivo capsule has a cauterization element that may be deployed by physician while in vivo for cauterizing a lesion, such as bleeding. Energy is transferred from outside of the patient's body to the capsule and specifically to the ablating element, such as via a resonance circuit. Accordingly, it... Agent: Given Imaging Ltd. A Corporation

20150141753 - Image processing apparatus and endoscope: An image processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an illuminating section which sequentially irradiates an object with first and second illuminating light beams polarized in first and second directions. First and second polarization images are generated based on signals representing light transmitted through polarizers having the polarization transmission... Agent:

20150141751 - Line of sight wireless endoscopy: Endoscope imaging apparatus, including an endoscope, which is configured to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient and an image sensor configured by means of the endoscope to form an image of the body cavity, and to transmit image signals in response to the image formed. The apparatus... Agent:

20150141754 - Living body information acquisition system: Provided is a living body information acquisition apparatus comprising a sensor configured to acquire living body information of an inside of a subject, and a power supply apparatus comprising a power supply circuit configured to be able to wirelessly supply power necessary for driving the sensor of the living body... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150141752 - Optical wireless docking system for capsule camera: A capsule endoscopic system with wireless docking device is disclosed, where the system comprises a capsule device and a docking device for receiving the data from the capsule device. The docking device supplies power to the capsule device and retrieves data from the capsule device wirelessly. The capsule device comprises... Agent:

20150141755 - Surgical visualization systems: A surgical retractor includes a plurality of cameras integrated therein. One such retractor includes a tubular retractor and an insert supporting said plurality of cameras can be disposed within a tubular retractor.... Agent:

20150141756 - Continuum style manipulator actuated with phase change media: A continuum style manipulator is actuated by jammable media within an envelope of a module, which is also actuated by a tensile element, such as a cable and spooler motor. Multiple modules may be reversibly added. Two or more tensile elements may also be used. Three or more actuated tensile... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150141757 - Hybrid apparatus for fluid supply for endoscopic irrigation and lens cleaning: A hybrid apparatus for delivery of fluid in connection with endoscopic irrigation and lens cleaning including a connector which is adaptable to a flexible or rigid container, a connector arranged at the end thereof and connected via a tubing supply to a fluid, air and or gas source and to... Agent:

20150141758 - Light source system: A light source system includes an endoscope having an illumination section and an illumination control section connected to the endoscope and provided with a drive circuit that generates drive pulses for driving the light source, the light source system including: a type information generating section that generates type information regarding... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20150141759 - Interface for viewing video from cameras on a surgical visualization system: A surgical device includes a plurality of cameras integrated therein. The view of each of the plurality of cameras can be integrated together to provide a composite image. A surgical tool that includes an integrated camera may be used in conjunction with the surgical device. The image produced by the... Agent:

20150141760 - Systems and methods for treating a carotid artery: Systems and methods are adapted for treating the carotid artery. The systems include interventional catheters and blood vessel access devices that are adapted for transcervical insertion into the carotid artery. Embodiments of the systems and methods can be used in combination with embolic protection systems including blood flow reversal mechanisms,... Agent:

20150141761 - Light-based accessory apparatuses for breast pumps: An improved accessory light for breast pumps apparatus is described. This improved accessory light for breast pumps apparatus may be secured or affixed to various models of breast pumps to allow the user to have a hands-free, illuminated view of the milk being expressed from the breast. The accessory light... Agent:

20150141770 - Analyte concentration alert function for analyte sensor system: Systems, methods, and apparatuses that provide alerts based on analyte data and acceleration data. An analyte sensor may generate the analyte data. An accelerometer may generate the acceleration data. A transceiver may convert the analyte data into analyte concentration values. The transceiver may convert the acceleration data into activity information.... Agent: Senseonics, Incorporated

20150141766 - Apparatus and method for optical measurement of cardiovascular recovery and/or repiration rate: The present disclosure relates to apparatus and method for optical measurement of cardiovascular recovery and/or a respiration rate. In some embodiments, an apnea detector generates an alert signal if the computed respiration rate drops below a threshold.... Agent:

20150141762 - Apparatus and method for the detection of the body position while sleeping: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the detection of the body position, especially while sleeping. More particularly, the invention relates to how the main body positions during sleep can be derived from the distribution of the reflection of a projected IR light from a subject's body... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150141771 - Apparatus, method and computer readable code for forecasting the onset of potentially life-threatening disease: Methods, systems and computer-readable code for generating a forecast of a life-threatening condition, for example sepsis, in a subject, for example an infant, are disclosed. According to some embodiments, the forecast is generated in accordance with measurement values for a plurality of different vital sign parameters. In exemplary embodiments, vital... Agent:

20150141764 - Distributed sensing device for referencing of physiological features: A distributed sensor and a method for identifying an internal anatomical landmark (R) includes inserting (502) a distributed sensing device (212) into a volume of a body and extending (504) a portion of a length of the distributed sensing device beyond an area of interest. Parameters are measured (506) using... Agent:

20150141765 - Method and system to identify motion data associated with consistent electrical and mechanical behavior for a region of interest: Methods and system are provided that identify motion data associated with consistent electrical and mechanical behavior for a region of interest of the heart. The methods and systems acquire electrical cardiac signals indicative of physiologic behavior of at least a portion of the heart over a plurality of cardiac cycles.... Agent:

20150141773 - Motor training with brain plasticity: A rehabilitation device, comprising a movement element capable of controlling at least one motion parameter of a portion of a patient; a brain monitor which generates a signal indicative of brain activity; and circuitry including a memory having stored therein rehabilitation information and which inter-relates said signal and movement of... Agent: Motorika Limited

20150141763 - Non-invasive blood glucose concentration sensing using light modulation: A non-invasive blood glucose concentration sensing system and method includes emitting light of a first color into an eye of the user and then emitting light of a second color into the eye of the user, or flashing blue light into the eye of the user. Neurophysiological brain activity and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150141769 - Noninvasive monitoring for fluid resuscitation: Novel tools and techniques for assessing, predicting and/or estimating effectiveness of fluid resuscitation of a patient and/or an amount of fluid needed for effective resuscitation of the patient, in some cases, noninvasively.... Agent:

20150141767 - Organ mounted electronics: Provided are devices and methods capable of interfacing with biological tissues, such as organs like the heart, in real-time and using techniques which provide the ability to monitor and control complex physical, chemical, biochemical and thermal properties of the tissues as a function of time. The described devices and methods... Agent: Washington University In St. Louis

20150141772 - Physiological monitoring methods: A method of monitoring a subject includes detecting subject head motion via a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor associated with a device worn by the subject, such as a device worn on a region of the head or a headset attached to an ear. The head motion information from the MEMS... Agent:

20150141768 - Smart fiber-optic sensor system and method for optical spectroscopy in robotic surgical systems: A smart fiber-optic sensor system for use with robotic surgical systems performs optical spectroscopy using a diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) sensing channel, a self-calibration (SC) channel, a pressure-sensing channel, and a temperature sensing channel. During use of the fiber-optic sensor during a laparoscopic procedure, the pressure-sensing channel ensures that the... Agent: The University Of Akron

20150141774 - Subject information detection unit, subject information processing device, electric toothbrush device, electric shaver device, subject information detection device, aging degree evaluation method, and aging degree evaluation device: A subject information detecting unit I1 includes a sensor mount I21, having an opening I22 at a portion to be in contact with a subject I91 and an internal cavity I23 communicated with the opening I22, the cavity defining a closed spatial structure in a state where the subject information... Agent: Bifrostec Inc.

20150141775 - Sweat measurement device: A sweat measuring device (1) comprising a sweat impermeable panel (40) and an adhesive skirt on one side thereof extending about its periphery to enable the panel to be secured to a user's skin is provided. The device covers a known area of a user's skin and traps sweat (42)... Agent: Stellenbosch University A University

20150141776 - Subcutaneous needle insertion mechanism: A subcutaneous access device has a skin attachment plate coated with an adhesive layer. The skin attachment plate is moveably linked by a retraction mechanism to a needle support with fixedly positioned needles. In the ready-to-use position the skin attachment plate is spaced away from the needle support and covers... Agent:

20150141778 - Combination non-invasive and invasive bioparameter measuring device: In a combination invasive and non-invasive bioparameter monitoring device an invasive component measures the bioparameter and transmits the reading to the non-invasive component. The non-invasive component generates a bioparametric reading upon insertion by the patient of a body part. A digital processor processes a series over time of digital color... Agent:

20150141777 - Fluorescence-based sensor with multiple indicator grafts: A system including a sensor and a transceiver and configured to determine a concentration of an analyte in a medium of a living animal. The sensor may include first and second signal photodetectors and first and second reference photodetectors, which may each be covered by an associate filter. The first... Agent: Senseonics, Incorporated

20150141780 - Regional oximetry sensor interface: A system includes a sensor, a second connector, a local processor, a first telemetry module, a second telemetry module, and a remote processor. The sensor is coupled to a cord and the cord has a first connector. The second connector is coupled to a housing. The second connector is configured... Agent: Nonin Medical, Inc.

20150141779 - Regional oximetry sleeve for mobile device: A system includes a mobile computing device, a sleeve, a contact surface, a sensor module, and a telemetry module. The mobile computing device has a first processor within a housing. The sleeve has an internal surface configured to fit the housing. The contact surface is disposed on an external surface... Agent: Nonin Medical, Inc.

20150141781 - Sine saturation transform: A transform for determining a physiological measurement is disclosed. The transform determines a basis function index from a physiological signal obtained through a physiological sensor. A basis function waveform is generated based on basis function index. The basis function waveform is then used to determine an optimized basis function waveform.... Agent:

20150141782 - Method and system for detecting colorimetric abnormalities in vivo: A system and method for detection of calorimetric abnormalities within a body lumen includes an image receiver for receiving images from within the body lumen. Also included are a transmitter for transmitting the images to a receiver, and a processor for generating a probability indication of presence of colorimetric abnormalities... Agent: Given Imaging Ltd.

20150141783 - Biomedical signal sensing circuit: A biomedical signal sensing circuit including a first and a second modulation unit, an amplifying unit, a first and a second demodulation unit is provided. The first modulation unit performs a first modulation operation to a first biomedical signal according to a first signal to generate a first modulation signal.... Agent: National Taiwan University

20150141784 - Systems, articles, and methods for capacitive electromyography sensors: Systems, articles, and methods for improved capacitive electromyography (“EMG”) sensors are described. The improved capacitive EMG sensors include one or more sensor electrode(s) that is/are coated with a protective barrier formed of a material that has a relative permittivity ∈r of about 10 or more. The protective barrier shields the... Agent:

20150141785 - Flexible multiple-arm diagnostic catheter: A medical probe includes a distal end and an elongate body for insertion into an organ of a patient. The distal end is connected to the elongate body and includes multiple arms that, when inserted into the organ, extend to form multiple respective spirals each having electrodes disposed thereon.... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

20150141786 - Interfacing with the peripheral nervous system (pns) using targeted fascicular interface device: A stealthy conductor that may be placed inside a fascicle in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is described. The conductor is placed using a targeted-fascicle or targeted-axon approach to improve specificity and signal to noise ratio (SNR). The conductor is part of a targeted fascicular interface device and is placed... Agent:

20150141787 - Multi-electrode peripheral nerve evaluation lead and related system and method of use: A system for applying an electrical stimulation includes a lead and a stylet slidably disposed within a lumen of the lead body and extending proximally therefrom. The lead includes a plurality of insulated conductor wires electrically isolated from one another and each having a distal segment terminating at distal end,... Agent:

20150141789 - Systems and methods to gather and analyze electroencephalographic data: Example methods are described herein that include obtaining electroencephalographic data from an example device worn by a subject. The device includes a central body portion and a plurality of extensions extending from the central body portion. Respective ones of the extension have ends carrying an electrode. The example device includes... Agent:

20150141788 - Transducer assemblies for dry applications of tranducers: A transducer assembly including a support terminal and at least one probe extending from the support terminal is adapted to enable a transducer to penetrate and slide through patches of hair covering a subject area of a person. The probe includes at least one leg structure supporting a transducer disposed... Agent:

20150141790 - Sensor instrument: A sensor instrument for generation of electrocardiograms, in particular for cardiac computed tomography, has two electrodes, an electronic module and a support, wherein multiple suction elements for affixing the support to the body of a subject (are positioned on the support.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150141792 - Magnetic resonance safe cable for biopotential measurements: A cable for use in biopotential measurements in a magnetic resonance (MR) environment comprises a flexible plastic or polymer sheet (32, 40) extending as a single unitary structure from a first end to an opposite second end, and an electrically conductive trace (38, 58) disposed on the flexible plastic or... Agent:

20150141791 - Magnetic resonance safe electrode for biopotential measurements: An electrode patch (34) for use in biopotential measurements in a magnetic resonance (MR) environment includes: a plastic or polymer sheet (32); an electrically conductive trace (58) disposed on the plastic or polymer sheet, the electrically conductive trace having sheet resistance of one ohm/square or higher; and an electrode (30)... Agent:

20150141795 - Breast scanning apparatus using photoacoustic ultrasonic wave: A breast scanning apparatus which uses photoacoustic ultrasonic waves is provided. The breast scanning apparatus includes a body which includes a first hole and a second hole which are horizontally parallel to each other; a first compression plate and a second compression plate, at least one of which is movable... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150141796 - Imaging system subject support: A subject support (114) of an imaging system (100) includes a tabletop (124) that supports a subject or object in an examination region of the imaging system, a base (116), including a mechanical linear actuator (118), and a coupling (128) that mechanically couples the tabletop and the linear mechanical actuator... Agent:

20150141793 - Method of tracking an affected area and a surgical equipment: A method of tracking an affected area and a surgical equipment, which is capable of tracing positions of the affected area and the surgical equipment more precisely through a stereo scope by using images of the affected area and the surgical equipment traced in macro scale after tracing the affected... Agent: Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20150141797 - Radiometers and related devices and methods: Certain radiometer assemblies can include an antenna that is shielded within an enclosure, which can have an open end. The antenna can be used to receive signals from a patient via a matching layer that is positioned at the open end of the enclosure. In some assemblies, a modular unit... Agent:

20150141794 - Ultra wideband monitoring systems and antennas: Apparatus for monitoring vital signs of one or more living subjects comprises a monitoring station and at least one sensor in communication with the monitoring station. The sensor comprises an antenna system, an ultra wideband radar system coupled to the antenna system, a signal processor and a communication system. The... Agent:

20150141798 - Tracking of catheter from insertion point to heart using impedance measurements: A subject-specific skeletal model of a body is created, and an intended path of a catheter within the body is defined in the model. While the probe is inserted into the body electrical currents are passed through the body between at least one electrode in the probe and through respective... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

20150141800 - Management, assessment and treatment planning for inflammatory bowel disease: Discussed herein is an image processing device and a corresponding method for assessing inflammatory bowel diseases. A plurality of dynamic MRI sequence of images of a bowel that include peristalsis information of the bowel and static MRI image(s) of the bowel that identify at areas of inflammation, stenosis, and increased... Agent: Children's National Medical Center

20150141799 - Mri-incubator's closure assembly: An incubator's closure assembly adapted to shut the aperture of a magnetic resonance imaging device (MRD) having an open bore extended along the MRD's longitudinal axis with a distal end and proximal end, the bore is terminated by the aperture located in the proximal end, into which a neonate's incubator... Agent:

20150141801 - Surgical procedures using instrument to boundary spacing information extracted from real-time diagnostic scan data: Specific embodiments of the invention are directed to improved surgical procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance (i.e. more than that generally obtained from visual observation of the working area) concerning the distance separating a working end... Agent: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.

20150141803 - Method and apparatus for adjustable earpieces in an mri system: Apparatus and method for imaging a patient in an MRI system. This includes a frame, and at least one assembly that includes an earpiece positioner connected to a reference position on the frame, a first lockable joint on the positioner; and an earpiece connected to a patient-proximal end of the... Agent:

20150141802 - Open architecture tabletop patient support and coil system: An assembly for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a patient and a method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a patient using different MRI scanners is disclosed. In one example, the assembly includes a plurality of RF coils, wherein the RF coils are configured to be positioned adjacent to an... Agent:

20150141804 - High-resolution metabolic neuroimaging: Provided herein are methods and apparatuses for determining a level of cellular metabolic activity for a region of interest in order to detect and map on-going gliovascular unit metabolic activity using high-resolution 1H2O MRI. In one example approach, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a first set of DCE-MRI time-course data... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University

20150141805 - Marker delivery device with releasable plug: A marker delivery device includes an elongated delivery cannula which has a distal end section, an inner lumen and a discharge opening in the distal end section in communication with the inner lumen. A plunger is slidably disposed within the inner lumen of the elongated delivery cannula. The plunger has... Agent:

20150141806 - Device for the detection of metallic surgical articles and harmonic and rfid tagging markers: The present invention provides a method of detection of metallic items and/or metallic surgical instruments or articles by a detection device in the event that such articles have been retained in a patient after a surgical procedure. More specifically, the invention relates to a detection system that uses (1) a... Agent:

20150141809 - Devices, systems, and methods for navigating a biopsy tool to a target location and obtaining a tissue sample using the same: A biopsy tool includes an elongated flexible body defining a distal end and a distal biopsy member disposed at the distal end of the elongated flexible body. The biopsy member incorporates a sensor assembly configured to enable detection of a location of the sensor assembly within a patient's airways. The... Agent:

20150141812 - Devices, systems, and methods for visualizing an occluded vessel: Embodiments of the present disclosure are configured to visualize severe blockages in a vessel and, in particular, chronic total occlusions in blood vessels. In some particular embodiments, the devices, systems, and methods of the present disclosure are configured to visualize the blockage to facilitate safe crossing of the blockage.... Agent:

20150141808 - Fiber optic sensor guided navigation for vascular visualization and monitoring: A method for visualizing branches of a lumen includes inserting (402) a fiber optic shape sensing device into a lumen and determining (404) changes in the lumen based upon strain induced in the fiber optic shape sensing device by flow in the lumen. Locations of branches are indicated (410) on... Agent:

20150141807 - Real-time in vivo measurement of the 3d angular orientation of cardiovascular structures: This document provides materials and methods for determining three-dimensional spatial orientations of blood vessels, cardiac valves, and other anatomical structures within a mammal during a clinical procedure. For example, materials and methods for determining the three-dimensional spatial location, orientation, and size of a cardiac valve within a mammal during a... Agent:

20150141811 - System and method for identifying a landmark: A field generator for use in a surgical targeting system is disclosed. The field generator includes a mounting structure including elements that are configured to receive components of an electromagnetic field generator. The elements are disposed on the mounting structure at locations and orientations relative to each other. The field... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20150141810 - Thoracoscopic methods for treatment of bronchial disease: A method and apparatus for treatment of pulmonary conditions, including a device having an end effector sized and shaped to contact a nerve component on the exterior of a bronchial segment and apply energy to that nerve component.... Agent:

20150141814 - Apparatus and method for processing a medical image of a body lumen: An apparatus includes an image analysis unit arranged to extract, from the medical image, brightness intensities of a first body lumen region of the medical image and brightness intensities of a second body lumen region of the medical image; and a measuring unit arranged to calculate a first body lumen... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150141813 - Systems and methods for determination of pharmaceutical fluid injection protocols based on x-ray tube voltage: A system for patient imaging is provided. The system includes an imaging system and a parameter generator to determine parameters of at least a first phase of an injection procedure. The imaging system includes a scanner that has at least one x-ray tube. The parameter generator is programmed to determine... Agent:

20150141815 - Blood vessel sizing device: Medical devices and methods for determining the size of blood vessels are disclosed. In an embodiment, a blood vessel sizing device includes a marker configured for placement on the skin of a patient. The marker defines a substantially circular shape and includes a plurality of radiopaque substantially concentric circles. In... Agent:

20150141816 - Atherectomy catheters with imaging: An atherectomy catheter includes an elongate flexible catheter body, an elongate deflectable distal tip coupled to the catheter body at a hinge point, a rotatable cutter near the distal end of the catheter body, and a drive shaft extending within the catheter body and configured to rotate the cutter. The... Agent: Avinger, Inc.

20150141817 - Methods and devices for ultrasound contrast-assisted therapy: Various methods of performing ultrasound contrast assisted therapy are provided. One such method includes delivering a plurality of microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents to a target area and disrupting the microbubble-based ultrasound contrast agents by delivering tone bursts of ultrasound to the target area. The oscillation of the microbubble-based ultrasound contrast... Agent:

20150141818 - Vascular imaging method and device: A vascular imaging method and device are provided according to the embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes: scanning a region where a vessel is located to obtain a noncontrast enhanced scan image and a contrast enhanced image, and performing subtraction on the contrast enhanced image by using a... Agent:

20150141819 - System and method for facilitating intranasal guidance: A sphenocath including a sheath assembly including a sheath hub with a sheath tube extending therefrom with a passage extending from a proximal end of the sheath hub to a distal end of the sheath tube; a catheter assembly including a catheter hub with a catheter tube extending therefrom with... Agent:

20150141820 - Ultrasonic gel sheet assembly: The ultrasonic gel sheet assembly is used for acoustic matching between an ultrasonic device and an object to be tested. The ultrasonic gel sheet assembly includes a plurality of gel layers placed on top of each other. A partition sheet is placed between any adjacent ones of the gel layers.... Agent:

20150141822 - Method for setting regions of interest and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: A method for generating a region of interest (ROI) wherein in setting ROIs in biological tissues to be compared, burden on a subject can be reduced and the reproducibility of elasticity measurement improved, including: setting candidate points in an arbitrary designated region in a notable tissue in a contrast image... Agent:

20150141821 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and elastic evaluation method: Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus provided with an elasticity evaluation technology that an error caused by a tissue structure has been reduced. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus that measures a velocity of a shear wave that propagates in a test object by utilizing an ultrasonic wave to evaluate elasticity of... Agent:

20150141823 - Method of providing copy image and ultrasound apparatus therefor: An ultrasound measurement method includes: providing a first object and a second object within an ultrasound image displayed on a touch screen; activating the first object and the second object, to be movable to perform a measurement on the ultrasound image; receiving a touch-and-drag input with respect to at least... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150141824 - Method and apparatus for displaying ultrasound image: A method of displaying an ultrasound image may improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis by enabling a user to recognize an accurate direction of a bloodstream. The method includes: obtaining first Doppler data that is generated by transmitting an ultrasound signal to an object and receiving an echo signal reflected... Agent:

20150141826 - Prediction of diseases based on analysis of medical exam and/or test workflow: Use of medical workflows where a first medical workflow is obtained from a plurality of medical acts performed in sequence that related to care of a patient. A set of condition-indication rules is applied to the first medical workflow to determine first condition information. The first condition information relates to... Agent:

20150141825 - Ultrasonic device and manufacturing method thereof, electronic equipment, and ultrasonic image device: An ultrasonic device includes a substrate, an acoustic adjustment layer, an acoustic lens and a structural member. The substrate has an element array including a plurality of thin film ultrasonic transducer elements arranged in an array form. The acoustic adjustment layer covers the element array. The acoustic lens is arranged... Agent:

20150141827 - Ultrasonic device, method for manufacturing the same, electronic device and ultrasonic imaging device: An ultrasonic device includes a substrate having a first opening, a second opening and a wall part partitioning the first opening and the second opening; a first vibration film and a second vibration film which close the first opening and the second opening respectively; a first piezoelectric element and a... Agent:

20150141830 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and control method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a transmitter/receiver, a signal processor, an image generator, and a controller. The transmitter/receiver executes ultrasonic transmission/reception sets a plurality of times on an identical scanning line by changing transmission conditions, and generates a plurality of sets of reception signals, the ultrasonic... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150141828 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a transceiver part, a signal processing part and an image generation part. The transceiver part controls an ultrasonic probe to perform a first and second scans. The first scan transmits a first ultrasonic wave and an ultrasonic wave, obtained by modulating... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150141829 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment include a transmitter/receiver, a signal processor, and an image generator. The transmitter/receiver causes an ultrasonic probe to transmit on each scanning line at least three ultrasonic pulses, the three ultrasonic pulses being: a first ultrasonic pulse including at least one frequency component... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150141831 - Ultrasonic inspection apparatus: An ultrasonic inspection apparatus includes: a probe; a transmission unit configured to cause the probe to transmit a ultrasonic beam; a reception unit configured to receive analog element signals output by the probe; an A/D conversion unit configured to perform A/D conversion on the analog element signal to obtain first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150141832 - Apparatus for ultrasound flow vector imaging and methods thereof: Apparatus and methods of use are provided for complex flow imaging and analysis that is non-invasive, accurate, and time-resolved. It is particularly useful in imaging of vascular flow with spatiotemporal fluctuations. This apparatus is an ultrasound-based framework called vector projectile imaging (VPI) that can dynamically render complex flow patterns over... Agent:

20150141833 - Catheter device implementing high frequency, contrast imaging ultrasound transducer, and associated method: An imaging catheter system is provided, including a hollow lumen having a distal portion, and a plurality of first transducer elements arranged in a first array configured to be received within the distal portion of the hollow lumen. Each of the first transducer elements include a micromachined piezocomposite, and the... Agent:

20150141834 - Piezoelectric composition and method for producing same, piezoelectric element/non-lead piezoelectric element and method for producing same, ultrasonic probe and diagnostic imaging device: The present invention is a piezoelectric composition and a piezoelectric element using the piezoelectric composition, the composition being characterized by: having a Perovskite structure represented by general formula ABO3; being represented by composition formula x(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3-yBi(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3-zBiFeO3, x+y+z=1 in the composition formula above; and in a triangular coordinate using x, y and... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150141835 - Portable ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus: A portable ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus is shown. The apparatus includes an ultrasound probe and a hinge. The ultrasound probe transmits and receives ultrasound. The hinge connects a first housing and a lower edge portion of a second housing including a display panel so that the second housing is overlapped... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150141836 - Intravascular ultrasound needle guide: An intravascular ultrasound “(IVUS”) device having an intrinsic or attachable needle guide is disclosed. In some embodiments, a sheath having a needle guide is used in connection with an IVUS device. The devices may be used in performing minimally invasive image-guided surgical procedures. The devices may be configured to maintain... Agent:

20150141837 - Ophthalmological image analyzer and ophthalmological image analysis method: Ophthalmological image analysis techniques that can present objective information about the state of distribution of the Meibomian glands are provided. An ophthalmological image analyzer 1 comprises a designator 22, an extractor 23 and a calculator 24. The designator 22 is configured to designate an area A to be analyzed in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

20150141838 - Patient monitoring system: A patient support apparatus includes a monitoring system having a first detector and a controller. The first detector detects electromagnetic radiation from a first field of view of the first detector and providing a signal indicative of characteristics of the electromagnetic radiation. The controller includes a processor coupled to the... Agent:

20150141840 - Biological sensor: The biological sensor includes a driving signal generating unit that generates a pulse-form driving signal, a light-emitting element that emits light in response to the generated driving signal, a light-receiving element that outputs a detection signal based on an intensity of received light, an amplifying unit including first and second... Agent:

20150141839 - Efficient modulated imaging: An apparatus for turbid sample measurement comprising a plurality of light sources for illuminating a turbid sample target area with non-spatial structured light, a projection system for illuminating the turbid sample target area with spatial structured light, a sensor for collecting light from the turbid sample target area, and a... Agent:

20150141841 - Wound measurement on smart phones: A smart phone is used to accomplish measurement of a wound surface area, when at least one flat marker device, which is a predefined reference, is placed near the wound and photographed by a smart phone.... Agent:

20150141842 - Intravascular rotary blood pump: An intravascular rotary blood pump possesses a catheter (10), a pumping device (50) fixed distally to the catheter (10) and at least one pressure sensor (30; 60) firmly connected to the pumping device (50) and having a pressure-sensitive area (32) which is exposed to the surroundings and aligned orthogonally to... Agent:

20150141843 - Optical fiber pressure sensor: The disclosure includes an apparatus for insertion into a body lumen. The apparatus can comprise an optical fiber pressure sensor. The optical fiber pressure sensor can comprise an optical fiber configured to transmit an optical sensing signal. A temperature compensated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) interferometer can be in optical communication... Agent:

20150141844 - Optogenetic probe: An optogenetic probe, an optogenetic system, and a method for fabricating an optogenetic probe are provided. The optogenetic probe has a proximal and a distal end, and includes an elongated body made of a body glass material and extending longitudinally between the proximal and distal ends. The optogenetic probe also... Agent:

20150141845 - System and method for visualizing tissue during ablation procedures: Systems for visualizing cardiac tissue during an ablation procedure are provided. In general, the systems include an imaging module configured to measure absorbance data at first and second wavelengths wherein the ratio of these absorbance values identifies the nature of the tissue (e.g., lesion, de novo tissue, etc.). The imaging... Agent:

20150141846 - System and method useful for sarcomere imaging via objective-based microscopy: Biological tissue such as skeletal and cardiac muscle can be imaged by using an objective-based probe in the tissue and scanning at a sufficiently fast rate to mitigate motion artifacts due to physiological motion. According to one example embodiment, such a probe is part of a system that is capable... Agent:

20150141847 - Systems and methods for hyperspectral analysis of cardiac tissue: Systems and methods for hyperspectral analysis of cardiac tissue are provided. In some embodiments, a method for visualizing ablation lesions includes illuminating at one or more illumination wavelengths a surface of tissue having an ablation lesion; collecting a spectral data set comprising spectral images of the illuminated tissue acquired at... Agent:

20150141848 - Tissue illumination system, device, and method: Implementations of the tissue illumination systems, devices, and methods disclosed herein take advantage of the translucent nature of tissue to reveal properties by light transmission, for example, tissue type, tissue transition locations, underlying structures, and the like, that are not easily distinguished by reflected light. Illuminating a back-side of a... Agent:

20150141849 - Method and device for noninvasive blood pressure measurement: The invention relates to a method and a device for noninvasive blood pressure measurement by means of two pressure cuffs (10, 20) each having one sensor (6, 8), the output signal of which is a function of the blood pressure to be measured and of the cuff pressure, characterized in... Agent:

20150141850 - Balloon catheter for measuring the length of a stenosis: A balloon catheter adapted for cooperating with an endoscope, the balloon catheter including a catheter shaft, a balloon located at a catheter shaft tip, wherein the catheter shaft includes visual markers designed for determining the length of a stenosis in a bodily structure.... Agent: Assistance Publique- Hopitaux De Paris

20150141851 - Method and apparatus for accurately determining heart rate variability and sympathetic reserve: An implantable monitoring device is disclosed for monitoring a patient's heart rate variability over time. The device includes a cardiac electrogram amplifier, a sensing electrode coupled to an input of the amplifier, timing circuitry, processing circuitry and a memory. The timing circuitry defines successive shorter time periods during each monitoring... Agent:

20150141852 - Detection device for bedding for sleep monitoring: A detection device, for placement under or on a mattress, configured for the movements of a person lying on the mattress, includes a sensing portion having an inflatable chamber intended to be positioned under the individual, an electronic unit arranged at a distance from the sensing portion and having a... Agent: Withings

20150141853 - Multi-sensor lesion assessment device and method: An intravascular sensor delivery device can have a sensor that is used to measure a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be used in combination with a medical guidewire carrying another sensor also configured to... Agent:

20150141854 - Optical fiber pressure sensor: The disclosure includes an apparatus including an elongated assembly, at least a portion of which is sized, shaped, or otherwise configured to be inserted into a human body to measure a physiological parameter at an internal location within the body. The elongated assembly includes an elongated member having a first... Agent:

20150141855 - Catheter-type therapeutic or diagnostic instrument provided with shaped wire members and catheter tube to be used together with shaped wire members: A therapeutic or diagnostic instrument includes first and second shaped wire members and that can be simultaneously inserted into a catheter tube and has predetermined bending elasticity, in which the first and second shaped wire members and are adapted to respectively have first and second curving parts that curve in... Agent: Ptmc Institute

20150141856 - Defibrillator including functions for measuring and removing motion artifact: A defibrillator including the function for measuring motion artifact generated when pressing the heart, and method of operating the defibrillator are provided. The defibrillator includes: a first pair of electrodes including a first main electrode and a first sub-electrode arranged adjacent to and insulated from the first main electrode; a... Agent:

20150141857 - Integrate and fire pulse train automation for qrs detection: Various examples are provided for automation of QRS detection. In one example, among others, a system includes an integrate and fire (IF) sampler that can generate an IF pulse train from an analog input signal, and decision logic circuitry that can determine whether a QRS complex waveform is present in... Agent:

20150141858 - Method and system to measure cardiac motion using a cardiovascular navigation system: A method and system are provided to measure cardiac motion data using a cardiovascular navigation system. The method and system position a patient reference sensor (PRS) on a patient, wherein the PRS determines a position of the patient relative to a reference point. The method and system determine a reference... Agent:

20150141860 - Long-term monitoring for discrimination of different heart rhythms: A method, system, and device for detection of an arrhythmia, and discrimination between different types of arrhythmia, for example to determine whether to administer an electric shock to the heart, the device comprising a wearable monitor with electrodes that detect the electrical activity of a beating heart, attached to an... Agent: University Of Washington

20150141861 - Novel methodology for assessing the bounded-input bounded-output instability in qt interval dynamics: application to clinical ecg with ventricular tachycardia: The present invention is directed to a method for determining onset of ventricular arrhythmias using bounded-input bounded-output stability of QT interval (QTI) dynamics. The method of the present invention includes two parts. A first part of the method determines the dependence of each QTI on several prior QTIs and RR... Agent:

20150141859 - Systems and methods for cardiac rhythm variability analysis: Systems and methods are provided for the study of the cardiac rhythm variability. These systems and methods include the recording of the electrocardiogram (EKG), with subsequent calculation of the duration of the beat-to-beat intervals (i.e., R-R intervals), drawing up of the rhythmograms, and additional systems and methods that include determination... Agent:

20150141862 - Navigation features for electrocardiograph device user interface: An electrocardiograph device and methods of navigating displays of such a device are disclosed. In one example, an electrocardiograph device includes a display, a plurality of electrocardiograph signal leads, and a programmable circuit. The programmable circuit is configured to receive electrical signals via the electrocardiograph signal leads representative of a... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20150141863 - Devices and systems for obtaining impedance data: Devices and systems to measure luminal organ parameters using impedance. In at least one embodiment of an impedance device of the present disclosure, the impedance device comprises an elongated body having a distal body end and a pair of detection electrodes positioned in between a pair of excitation electrodes located... Agent:

20150141864 - Monitoring system: A heating and monitoring system is described having a radiometer to monitor temperature of internal tissue and or bodily fluids in a non-invasive way. The radiometer may comprise a multi-frequency radiometer to allow for taking a temperature reading at a desired depth within the tissue of a patient.... Agent:

20150141865 - Stimulus presentation system: The present invention provides a stimulus presentation system which determines a mental state and changes presentation contents of a problem based on the determined mental state. The system determines the mental state by measuring gaze and cerebral function of a user, and changes presentation contents of a problem based on... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150141866 - System and method for evaluation of the pleural space: The method encompasses selective tissue sampling of the parietal pleura without inducing pneumothorax, with its attendant extended recovery time, in the patient. The distal portion of the device is introduced percutaneously into the pleural space. The pleura near the access point is evaluated using an energy emitter and energy receiver... Agent:

20150141867 - Biopsy device with translating valve member: A biopsy device includes a needle extending distally from a body. The needle includes a transverse aperture, a first lumen, and a second lumen. A cutter is movable within the first lumen to sever tissue protruding through the transverse aperture. A valve assembly is operable to change the pneumatic state... Agent:

20150141868 - Needle biopsy systems and methods: This document provides medical device systems and methods for obtaining tissue samples. For example, this document provides medical device systems and methods for transbronchial needle biopsy tissue acquisition. In some cases, a needle biopsy system includes an actuator device, an outer needle with a lumen therethrough, and an inner needle... Agent:

20150141869 - Devices, systems, and methods for navigating a biopsy tool to a target location and obtaining a tissue sample using the same: A biopsy tool includes an elongated flexible body, a sensor assembly, and a screw member. The sensor assembly is disposed within the elongated flexible body towards the distal end thereof. The sensor assembly includes a location sensor(s) configured to enable detection of a location of the sensor assembly. The screw... Agent:

20150141870 - Method for producing a membrane ring or test strip ring and ring magazine: A method for producing a membrane ring or test strip ring for a diagnostic test device includes an elongate strip that is divided into segments by cuts running transversely to the longitudinal direction of the strip, where the cuts are made only as far as a residual width of the... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20150141871 - Pain minimizing injection system: The present invention recognizes that there is a need for a single-step, pain-free or substantially pain-free device to test the levels of an analyte in one's blood such as glucose. The invention incorporates a lancet and a glucose test strip into a disposable cartridge. The user inserts the cartridge into... Agent:

20150141872 - Muscle fatigue measuring device and associated systems and methods: Exemplary embodiments are directed to muscle fatigue measuring devices that include a bottom stabilizing portion, a handle, a central extended portion, and a force measuring device. The central extended portion can be disposed between the bottom stabilizing portion and the handle. The force measuring device can be connected to the... Agent:

20150141873 - Systems and methods for stride length calibration: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for determining a user's stride length and monitoring various aspects of the user's activities. An apparatus worn or carried by the user may determine and track when a user takes a step and, based at least in part on user-specific information, determine an... Agent:

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