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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 120 patent applications in 72 patent subcategories.
20130317275 - Implant for targeting therapeutic procedure: An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has a predetermined shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and has a density less than or equal to about 1.03 g/cc. When the device is implanted in a resected cavity in soft tissue, it causes the cavity to conform... Agent: Focal Therapeutics, Inc.
20130317276 - Brachytherapy tandem and ovoid implantation devices and methods: Intracavitary brachytherapy tandem and ovoid oncology treatment systems and methods are provided. One such system and method employs a multi-part tandem having a detachable distal section retained within a body cavity during and between radiation treatments. This can be for single-patient use and disposed of after completion of a multiple-dose... Agent:
20130317277 - Radiation protection device for a syringe: A protection device to be fitted onto a syringe (2) used for injecting radioactive material(s). The radiation protection device includes a tubular radiation protection housing (1) that includes an outer tubular part (15), which constitutes at least a portion of the outer surface (11) thereof, and which is made of... Agent: Lemer Protection Anti-x Par Abreviation Societe Lemer Pax
20130317278 - Multi-polar magnetic devices for treating patients and methods therefor: A system for treating patients includes a first magnetic device including a set of four magnetic discs arranged in an array, the four magnetic discs including two having negative magnetic poles lying in a first plane and two having positive magnetic poles lying in the first plane, wherein the two... Agent:
20130317279 - Method for non-invasive brain stimulation: Magneto-electric nanoparticles in a subject interact with an external magnetic field to cause stimulation of neural networks in the subject. Electric signals in the neural network are coupled to magnetic dipoles induced in the nanoparticles to cause changes in electric pulse sequences of the subject's brain.... Agent: The Florida International University Moard Of Trustees
20130317280 - Magnetic field generating seat cushion: A magnetic field generating seat cushion includes a cushion body, and a magnetic field generator, which is mounted in the cushion body, including a main circuit board, an inner coil and an outer coil. The inner and outer coils are electrically connected to the main circuit board. The main circuit... Agent: Biotest Medical Corporation
20130317281 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation for improved analgesia: Described herein are methods for neuromodulating brain activity of one or more target brain regions, the methods using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to produce robust analgesia. In particular, described herein are systems for arranging one or more (e.g., a plurality) of TMS electromagnets in a configuration and applying sufficient energy... Agent:
20130317282 - Esthetic apparatus useful for increasing skin rejuvenation and methods thereof: Systems and methods for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin. The system includes: a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator that emits electromagnetic pulses to the region of the patient's skin; and a deep tissue diathermy device that applies heat to the region of the patient's... Agent: Venus Concept Ltd
20130317283 - Hydrodynamic thrust bearings for rotary blood pump: A rotary blood pump includes a casing defining a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a blood inlet and a tangential blood outlet. One or more motor stators are provided outside of the pumping chamber. A rotatable impeller is within the pumping chamber and is adapted to cause blood entering... Agent: Heartware, Inc.
20130317284 - Method and device for intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system: In a method for the intermittent occlusion of a vein draining the organ system, in which the vein is occluded by an occlusion device, the fluid pressure in the occluded vein is continuously measured and stored, the behavior of the fluid pressure is determined as a function of time, and... Agent: Miracor Medical Systems Gmbh
20130317285 - Apparatus for creating graft devices: An apparatus is provided for applying a restrictive fiber matrix to a conduit to create a graft device. A rotating assembly rotates the conduit, and a polymer delivery assembly delivers the restrictive fiber matrix. A controller controls the polymer deliver assembly and the rotating assembly.... Agent: Neograft Technologies, Inc.
20130317286 - Anti-erosion sorft tissue repair device: The present disclosure relates to surgical implants comprising a bioabsorbable incision reinforcement element, a long-term mesh, and a bioabsorbable coating disposed on the mesh. The surgical implants disclosed herein are useful in a variety of surgical procedures, particularly surgeries involving the pelvic floor. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to... Agent:
20130317288 - Biocompatible and biostale implantable medical device: The present invention is related to a biocompatible and biostable implantable medical device. The present invention can include an implantable medical device including an electro-mechanical component. The electro-mechanical component can be coated with various novel and nonobvious coating combinations designed to promote biocompatibility and biostability.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130317287 - Implantable attachment device, implant for treating prolapse of the pelvic floor comprising such a device and kit comprising said device: The present invention relates to an implantable attachment device comprising an elongate element which is tubular flexible and hollow delimiting an internal volume comprising a tightening loop, having a first circumference in the inactive position, formed by the portion of said tubular element in said internal volume between intake and... Agent:
20130317290 - Plated glass dildo: A dildo, including a solid high density heat-resistant glass substrate completely covered by a relatively inert metal plating such as gold, silver, nickel, chromium or titanium, the substrate having a shaft portion, a base portion at one end and a head portion at the opposite end. In one configuration the... Agent: Wing Pow International Corp.
20130317289 - Pumps: A pump (102) comprising a chamber (108) adapted to receive a penis, a non-return valve (152), and pumping means (110) operable to pump fluid from the chamber.... Agent:
20130317293 - Devices, methods, and systems for delivering implants to a lung region: Devices, methods, and systems for accessing a lung region are provided. The system includes a delivery catheter having a proximal section, a distal section, and a body disposed in-between, wherein the distal region comprises at least one curved section; and a bronchoscope having a proximal section, a distal section, and... Agent: Pulmonx Corporation
20130317292 - Endoscopic device insertable into a body cavity and movable in a predetermined direction, and method of moving the endoscopic device in the body cavity: In an endoscopic device insertable into a body cavity attachable elements are moved over one another to move forwardly of each other and to leave each other behind, and to move along different paths so as not to be attached to the same areas of a wall of the body... Agent: Motus Gi Medical Technologies Ltd.
20130317291 - Treatment system and endoscope system: This treatment system includes: a supporting portion; a first grasping member and a second grasping member supported by the supporting portion so as to approach and separate from each other; a needle member including a distal end portion which has a sharp distal end and punctures a tissue, and a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130317294 - Scanning endoscopic imaging probes and related methods: A vitrector with integrated imaging capability may include a vitrector tube, a tubular cutter, an actuation mechanism, an optical fiber, and a lens structure for focusing light coupled into the lens structure from the optical fiber beyond the distal end so as to image a region about the focus.... Agent:
20130317297 - Capsule endoscope: A capsule endoscope is disclosed. The capsule endoscope includes a shell, a plurality of image capturing units, a positioning unit, and a processing unit. The shell has a containing space. The image capturing units are disposed in the containing space and arranged such that the image capturing units capture images... Agent:
20130317296 - Dilator with direct visualization: Dilators with a threaded distal portion and direct visualization capability may be used for penetrating and dilating stiff tissues and bones. The threaded portion of a dilator engages the tissue between the insertion site and the target site, and may be rotated for advancing through the target tissue in a... Agent: Spien View, Inc.
20130317295 - Light assembly for remote visual inspection apparatus: An apparatus for use as a light assembly in remote visual inspection devices is provided. The light assembly may consist of a laser diode coupled to a fiber optic bundle that transmits collimated laser light onto a wavelength converter located in the distal end of the remote video inspection system.... Agent: Ge Inspection Technologies
20130317298 - Optical trocar with scope holding assembly: An optical access apparatus for receiving an endoscope to permit visualization during passage through tissue includes an access member dimensioned for insertion through body tissue. The access member defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal opening for receiving an endoscope. The access member has a closed penetrating end adapted... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317299 - Endoscope optical system and endoscope:
20130317300 - Simultaneous display video laryngoscope and video stylet: A video intubation system that provides for multiple image streams to be simultaneously presented to a user on a touch screen display, the first image stream generated by a video laryngoscope and the second image stream generated by a video stylet. The video stylet is provided with a deflection section... Agent:
20130317303 - Inflatable surgical retractor: For minimally invasive surgical applications, an expandable surgical retractor is inserted in a surgical corridor and expanded to a desired size and shape. Cooling allows the retractor to maintain the expanded characteristic. Following surgery, the retractor can be removed in a manner that minimizes bleeding and tissue damage.... Agent:
20130317302 - Portable regulated vacuum pump for medical procedures: In various embodiments of the invention, an electro-vacuum pump can be used either as a stand alone unit to create, monitor and control a vacuum or to maintain, assist or as a back up for a hand operated pump in a variety of surgical procedures. The vacuum pump is controlled... Agent: Meditech Development Incorporated
20130317304 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.
20130317301 - Vaginal manipulator including index: A vaginal manipulator includes a shaft, a handle connected to a first end of the shaft, and a head connected to a second end of the shaft. The head includes a rigid anterior surface that moves independently from a rigid posterior surface of the head. When the vaginal manipulator is... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20130317307 - Device and method for the positioning of tissue during laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery: A surgical device and method for the retracting, maneuvering, and re-positioning of tissue and/or a body organ during endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. The surgical apparatus comprises at least one separable grasping device with a detachable head, and an exteriorly-operated handle mechanism, or puppet handle. The disclosed device enables a physician,... Agent:
20130317305 - Removable medical retractor tip: The exemplary embodiments illustrated provide the discovery of systems, methods, and apparatuses of removable tips for use with medical retractors in laparoscopic surgery that provide many benefits, including but not limited to, improving the efficiency and navigation to the target anatomy while maintaining adequate exposure to the target anatomy.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130317306 - Retraction of tissue for single port entry, robotically assisted medical procedures: A single port entry surgical instrument has an elongated structure with lumens through which surgical tools and an image capturing device may be inserted and controllably extended out of its distal end for performing a medical procedure, a tubular-shaped balloon disposed around the elongated structure, and an expandable retractor disposed... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130317309 - Retraction of tissue for single port entry, robotically assisted medical procedures: A single port entry surgical instrument has an elongated structure with lumens through which surgical tools and an image capturing device may be inserted and controllably extended out of its distal end for performing a medical procedure, a tubular-shaped balloon disposed around the elongated structure, and an expandable retractor disposed... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130317308 - Robotic retractor system: The robotic mechanism may be used to position a tissue retractor assembly relative to body tissue. Once the tissue retractor assembly has been positioned relative to the body tissue by the robotic mechanism, the robotic mechanism effects operation of the tissue retractor assembly from a contracted condition to an expanded... Agent: P Tech, LLC
20130317310 - Surgical access device: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.... Agent:
20130317311 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.
20130317312 - Actuatable retractor: A positionable surgical retractor comprises a retractor blade and a coupling element. The retractor has a first surface adapted to engage and retract tissue away from a surgical field. The coupling element is coupled to the retractor blade or disposed in a wall of the retractor, and may be coupled... Agent: Invuity, Inc.
20130317313 - Spreading retractor: A method for retraction useable in joint arthroplasty. The method includes using a joint retractor having a first arm and a second arm. The first arm has a first portion and a second portion and the second arm having a first portion and a second portion. The retractor is inserted... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20130317314 - Vibrating comedo extractor with light: A vibrating comedo extractor with light to aid in immediate removal of blemishes to allow healthier and better-looking skin. The vibrating comedo extractor with light generally includes a housing having an extractor extending from a frontal opening thereof. A motor is positioned within the housing for imparting vibrational force to... Agent:
20130317316 - Carbohydrate modeling methods, systems, and devices: The present application provides novel methods and devices for carbohydrate monitoring and diabetes treatment.... Agent:
20130317315 - Method of age management: A method of age management, by consulting with a patient, performing comprehensive testing on the patient, determining the physiological, functional, and biological age of the patient, and recommending and performing treatments based on the physiological, functional, and biological age of the patient. The performing comprehensive testing is further defined as... Agent:
20130317317 - Methods for treating barrett's metaplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma: Disclosed herein are methods for treating Barrett's metaplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma and methods for determining mutational load as a predictor of the risk of disease progression from Barrett's metaplasia to esophageal adenocarcinoma.... Agent: Redpath Integrated Pathology, Inc.
20130317320 - Artifical general intelligence system and method for medicine: A medical general intelligence computer system and computer-implemented methods analyze morpho-physiological numbers for determining a risk of an emergent disease state, determining an emergent disease state, predicting a pre-emergent disease state, determining a pre-emergent disease state, and/or predicting a risk of a pre-emergent disease state.... Agent:
20130317321 - Diver monitoring and communication system: The present invention relates to a system, method and software for monitoring a diver comprising: a topside monitoring system 13 on a vessel comprising a receiver for receiving data from at least one diver 12, the data being transmitted using an acoustic modem 207 and specifying information relating to the... Agent: Prink Limited
20130317318 - Methods and devices for acquiring electrodermal activity: Handheld devices using an array of stainless steel electrodes located on an edge and/or back of the handheld devices for acquiring electrodermal activity are provided. The stainless steel electrode array may allow for the skin conductance level (SCL) or skin conductance response (SCR) on an individual to be measured and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130317319 - Physiology monitoring system and physiology monitoring method: A physiology monitoring system and a physiology monitoring method are disclosed. The physiology monitoring system includes a physiological information sensor, a data analysis device and an application service system. The physiological information sensor is suitable for sensing physiological information of a user. The data analysis device is suitable for receiving... Agent: Accton Technology Corporation
20130317323 - Decompression mechanism, puncturing apparatus, and blood analysis apparatus: Provided are a decompression mechanism capable of performing a desired pressure reduction by simple operation and having improved operability, a puncture device, a blood analysis device, and a sensor mounting mechanism. A needle puncturing device includes: a piston having at one end thereof an end part for forming a part... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130317324 - Devices and methods for powering a medical device: Devices and methods for powering a medical device for sustained delivery of fluids or continuous monitoring of body analyte. The devices may comprise a pumping mechanism, a driving mechanism for activating the pumping mechanism to dispense fluid, and a power source coupled to the driving mechanism and having an energy... Agent: Medingo Ltd.
20130317322 - Method for evaluating and modifying the state of hydration of a subject: This invention provides methods and devices for individual evaluating and modifying the state of interstitial hydration of an individual.... Agent: Meditasks, LLC
20130317325 - Apparatus and method for measurement of physiological parameters in tissue of a patient: A system to optically measure a physiological parameter of tissue of a patient is provided. The system includes a tissue interface assembly configured to emit an optical signal into the tissue, receive a first measurement signal based on the optical signal propagating along a first path, receive a second measurement... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20130317327 - Multiple wavelength sensor drivers: A physiological sensor has light sources arranged in one or more rows and one or more columns. Each light source is activated by addressing at least one row and at least one column. The light sources are capable of transmitting light of multiple wavelengths and a detector is responsive to... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
20130317326 - Noninvasive measurements in a human body: Apparatus and methods are provided including directing acoustic radiation toward a region of interest within a subject's body. Light is transmitted from a light emitter to a light detector such that a first light portion is transmitted without passing through the subject's tissue, and a second light portion is transmitted... Agent: Or-nim Medical Ltd.
20130317328 - Methods and apparatuses for noninvasive determination of in vivo alcohol concentration using raman spectroscopy: Methods and apparatuses for the determination of an attribute of the tissue of an individual use non-invasive Raman spectroscopy. For example, the alcohol concentration in the blood or tissue of an individual can be determined. A portion of the tissue is illuminated with light, which propagates into the tissue where... Agent: Tru Touch Technologies, Inc.
20130317329 - Non-invasive, continuous, real-time system for determining tissue hypoperfusion: A non-invasive, continuous, real-time detection system for determining an amount of tissue hypoperfusion in a patient includes an illumination system adapted to illuminate a section of tissue of a patient with light comprising at least five wavelength components, a detection system arranged to detect light from the illumination system after... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130317330 - Medical sensor with compressible light barrier and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a medical sensor assembly may include compressible light barriers configured to prevent undesired light from being detected. The compressible light barriers may protrude from the surface of the sensor. However, when applied to the tissue, the compressible light barriers may be compressed to the point of... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317331 - Monte carlo and iterative methods for determination of tissue oxygen saturation: A method for determining oxygen saturation includes emitting light from sources into tissue; detecting the light by detectors subsequent to reflection; and generating reflectance data based on detecting the light. The method includes determining a first subset of simulated reflectance curves from a set of simulated reflectance curves stored in... Agent: Vioptix, Inc.
20130317332 - Method and system for providing continuous calibration of implantable analyte sensors: Method and system for providing continuous calibration of analyte sensors includes calibrating a first sensor, receiving data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, and calibrating a second sensor based on a predetermined scaling factor and data associated with detected analyte levels from the first sensor, is disclosed.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130317333 - Modular wearable sensor device: A wearable sensor and method for providing a wearable sensor are disclosed. In a first aspect, the wearable sensor comprises at least one power source and a first module coupled to the at least one power source. The first module includes a first outer shell and a first printed circuit... Agent: Vigilo Networks, Inc.
20130317334 - Position sensing using electric dipole fields: A medical apparatus, including a reference probe having a flexible insertion tube with a distal end for insertion into a body cavity, a pair of isolated electrodes fixedly attached to the distal end, and a position sensor fixedly located in the distal end. The apparatus also includes a supplementary probe... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.
20130317335 - Applanation tonometry apparatus and case for transport and use thereof: A case for transportation and use of an applanation tonometry apparatus includes a housing including a base and a wall structure extending upwardly therefrom, the housing sized to receive the applanation tonometry apparatus therein. A lid is pivotally connected to an upper rim of the wall structure, the lid having... Agent: Eyelab Group, LLC
20130317336 - Adaptive ecg trigger signal jitter detection for imaging: A system provides an image acquisition trigger signal compensated for signal processing time delay. An interface receives waveform signal data representing electrical activity of a patient heart over at least one heart beat cycle. A detector detects a particular point associated with a particular signal portion within successive heart beat... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130317337 - Continuous modeling for dipole localization from 2d mcg images with unknown depth: A system identifies double-layer dipoles in a magnetic image by defining two-dimensional patches of distributed point charges that simulate the double-layer dipoles. The geometric center of a two-dimensional patch is used as the location of an equivalent dipole moment of the double-layer dipole. The momentum of the equivalent dipole moment... Agent:
20130317340 - Electromagnetic apparatus and method for nerve localization during spinal surgery: An electromagnetic pedicle awl utilizes a tightly focused time-varying magnetic flux to create a localized electromotive force (EMF) near the tip. The localized EMF creates localized eddy currents in nearby nerves which excite ionic nerve channels, the excitation being detected by an electromyographic recording device. The awl only excites nerves... Agent:
20130317339 - Endobronchial catheter: An endobronchial probe includes a deflector having a bore extending therethrough at an angle to its long axis for passage of a tool. The probe includes a location sensor and an ultrasound imager. A push-pull anchoring system comprises a plurality of guides and wires that can extend beyond the guides... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.
20130317338 - Percutaneous magnetic gastrostomy: A medical device system includes a needle having a tip including a permanent magnet, and a magnet sensing device including a plurality of sensors configured to detect the magnetic field of the permanent magnet. The magnet sensing device is operable to localize a position of the permanent magnet relative to... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
20130317341 - Method and system for processing mrt data of the human brain: A method, a software program and a system for processing MRT data of the human brain of a patient, wherein three-dimensional MRT data resolved in voxels of the patient's brain and the brains of a normative database of a plurality of neurologically healthy human individuals are available. The MRT data... Agent: Jung Diagnostics Gmbh
20130317342 - Patient support apparatus, and medical imaging apparatus with a patient support apparatus: A patient support apparatus for supporting and/or transporting a patient is provided. The patient support apparatus may be used, for example in an imaging device. The patient support apparatus includes a patient support couch, on which the patient can be positioned for a medical imaging examination. A carrier unit is... Agent:
20130317345 - Implantable cardioverter defibrillator designed for use in a magnetic resonance imaging environment: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator includes a communication interface operable to receive a communication signal from an external programmer. The communication signal includes a command to switch the ICD from a first mode to a second mode. A processor is in electrical communication with the communication interface and configured to switch... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20130317343 - Integration of mri into radiation therapy treatment: Apparatus for radiation therapy combines a patient table, an MRI and a radiation treatment apparatus mounted in a common treatment room with the MR magnet movable from a position outside a radiation shielded door to an imaging position. An RF-shielded door is movable between a position, separating part of the... Agent:
20130317344 - Soft tissue cutting instrument and method of use: A surgical apparatus includes a surgical device and a surgical controller. The surgical device is configured to be manipulated by a user to perform a soft tissue cutting procedure on a patient. The surgical controller is programmed to create a virtual object representing an anatomy of the patient based upon... Agent:
20130317346 - Adjustable head coil systems and methods for magnetic resonance imaging: A system for magnetic resonance imaging of anatomy including a head is provided. The system includes a base member, a plurality of support members, and a plurality of articulable reception units. The plurality of support members are movably fixed to the base member and configured to translate across a surface... Agent: General Electric Company
20130317347 - Real-time traceable interventional tool with ct / mri: A traceable surgical tool is positioned, monitored and displayed in real-time directly with pre-scanned three dimensional CT/MRI slices of a patient. The tool positioning and inclination is obtained by real time combined ultrasound (US)/RF transmissions between at least four transmitting units (TUs) and a mobile unit (MU) attached to or... Agent:
20130317348 - Semi-automated non-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (mra): A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system semi-automatically performs non-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). An operator display and control input port configures the MRI system to effect semi-automated non-contrast MRA imaging with spatially selective tag and venous suppression RF pulses and/or black blood time interval (BBTI) parameters in a non-contrast MRA... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130317349 - Imaging agents and methods of use thereof: The present invention relates to compositions and methods useful in connection with magnetic resonance imaging. In various embodiments, the invention employs the PASADENA polarization technique to prepare contrast agents that target complementary molecules in the body and/or that are processed through predetermined, natural metabolic pathways. The invention includes methods of... Agent: Huntington Medical Research Institutes
20130317350 - Use of magnetic vortex cores in magnetic resonance imaging and tumor treatment: Disclosed are a method for enhancing contrast of magnetic resonance imaging and a method for treating tumor.... Agent:
20130317358 - Drape-clamping reference array connector: The invention relates to a connector (1) for attaching a reference array (72) in a fixed positional relationship with respect to a patient, wherein the patient is to be covered by a sterile drape in the attachment area, the connector (1) comprising: a support (12) which is to be situated... Agent:
20130317355 - Navigating a surgical instrument: An instrument tracking device for cooperating with an instrument during a surgical procedure where the instrument has an elongated body extending along a first longitudinal axis and including a working member at a distal tip includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end. An opening can be... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20130317354 - Opacity technology: A catheter device comprising a chamber containing an opacity enhancing substance is disclosed. The opacity enhancing substance is in a dried or semi-dried form within the chamber of the device. Release of a liquid into the chamber suspends the substance and forms an opacity enhancing solution that is released into... Agent: Quali-med Gmbh
20130317356 - Reference markers for launch point identification in optical shape sensing systems: An optical shape sensing system employing an optical fiber (20) and one or more reference markers (41). Each reference marker (41) has an identifiable reference tracking position within a reference coordinate system (42). The optical fiber (20) has a reconstruction launch point (21)within the reference coordinate system (42) serving as... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130317351 - Surgical navigation system: The present disclosure is directed to a surgical navigation system. The navigation system includes an ultrasound device configured to obtain an ultrasound image in a scan plane The ultrasound device has a fiducial pattern disposed thereon. A surgical device having an image capture device configured to capture a fiducial image... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130317353 - Surgical planning system and navigation system: The present disclosure is directed to a planning and navigation system. The planning system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of images and a controller configured to render the plurality of images in three dimensions, automatically segment the plurality of images to demarcate a target area, and automatically... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130317357 - System and method for determining location and orientation of a device in-vivo: A system and method for determining location and orientation of an in-vivo device, with respect to an external system in which the device is located include a frame with external magnets attached thereon. An in-vivo device is inserted into the patient's body, which is placed within the system, and the... Agent:
20130317352 - Systems and methods for planning and navigation: The present disclosure is directed to a planning and navigation method. The planning and method includes obtaining and rendering a plurality of images. The plurality of images are segmented to demarcate a target area. A treatment plan is determined based on the target area. The navigation method includes obtaining an... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130317359 - Fluid flow measurement systems and methods: This disclosure provides systems and methods for measuring fluid flow in a vasculature system of a patient. Some systems may include an injection system configured to inject a bolus of fluid into a vessel of a patient. Some systems may include a measurement engine configured to monitor the bolus of... Agent:
20130317360 - Targeted delivery of active agents using thermally stimulated large increase of perfusion by high intensity focused ultrasound: In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a method of delivery of an active agent to a target tissue, in a subject in need thereof comprising positioning a high intensity focused ultrasound transducer to enable delivery of ultrasound energy to the target tissue. Such a method comprises energizing the... Agent: University Of Houston
20130317362 - Shear wave velocity estimation using center of mass: The weighted-average-based position (244) in the temporal domain is computed based on the sampling of shear wave displacement (226) along the propagation path. The weighting is, for example, by displacement observed at times (230) corresponding to sampling and represents the time of arrival of the shear wave at the shear-wave... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130317361 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus with which elastic modulus can be measured when measuring elastic modulus using shear wave generation. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound probe that sends and receives echo signals, a strain-computing unit that receives an echo signal from the body by radiating a first displacement-detecting beam... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20130317363 - Planning system and navigation system for an ablation procedure: The present disclosure is directed to an ablation planning and navigation system. The planning system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of images and a controller configured to render the plurality of images in three dimensions, automatically segment the plurality of images to demarcate a target area, and... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130317364 - E-bra and methods for early detection of breast tumor: An e-bra and a method of using the said e-bra for early detection of breast cancer are disclosed. The method requires women wear the e-bra once a week for ten minutes. The e-bra uses a high frequency electromagnetic wave or a low power laser to scan the breasts and the... Agent:
20130317365 - Ultrasound scanning system: A three dimensional ultrasound scanning system includes devices to capture an acquisition state for a scan including quantitative data about the conditions under which the scan was obtained. The conditions may include pose and contact force of an ultrasound probe in relation to a target. This data may be used... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130317366 - Intracavitary ultrasound probe: An intracavitary ultrasound probe includes a housing having an inset section and a holding section and an ultrasound unit built into the insertion section. A center axis of the insertion section is offset with respect to a center of a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the holding... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130317367 - Method and system for providing versatile nirs sensors: A wireless near-infrared spectrometry sensor includes a light source for emitting near-infrared energy into tissue and a light receiver for receiving the near-infrared energy after it exits the tissue. The sensor may include a portable energy source for supplying energy to the light source. A processing module may control the... Agent:
20130317368 - System for mitigating the effects of tissue blood volume changes to aid in diagnosing infiltration or extravasation in animalia tissue: A system including a sensor and a device coupled to the sensor. The sensor is configured to detect in Animalia tissue (i) a first electromagnetic radiation extinction dominated by absorption of a first wavelength and (ii) a second electromagnetic radiation extinction dominated by scattering of a second wavelength. The device... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130317370 - Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents: A noninvasive physiological sensor for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a bump interposed between a light source and a photodetector. The bump can be placed in contact with body tissue of a patient and thereby reduce a thickness of the body tissue. As... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
20130317369 - Devices, systems, and methods for virtual staining: The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for virtually staining biological tissue for enhanced visualization without use of an actual dye or tag by detecting how each pixel of an unstained tissue image changes in waveform after staining with a certain dye(s) and/or tag(s) or other transformation under a... Agent: Genetic Innovations, Inc.
20130317371 - Endoscope apparatus: An endoscope apparatus for generating an image of a target site containing a fluorescent substance, including an image pickup section provided with pixels for generating image pickup signals corresponding to a red color region and a band closer to a long wavelength side than the red color region and pixels... Agent:
20130317372 - Optical fiber pressure sensor guidewire: In an example, this document discloses an apparatus for insertion into a body lumen, the apparatus comprising an optical fiber pressure sensor. The optical fiber pressure sensor comprises an optical fiber configured to transmit an optical sensing signal, a temperature compensated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) interferometer in optical communication with... Agent: Vascular Imaging Corporation
20130317373 - System for mitigating the effects of tissue blood volume changes to aid in diagnosing infiltration or extravasation in animalia tissue: A system including a sensor and a device coupled to the sensor. The sensor is configured to detect in Animalia tissue (i) a first electromagnetic radiation extinction dominated by absorption of a first wavelength and (ii) a second electromagnetic radiation extinction dominated by scattering of a second wavelength. The device... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130317374 - Cardiovascular pressure annotations and logbook: A system comprises an external medical device configured to communicate with a first implantable medical device (IMD). The external medical device includes a communication circuit and a display. The communication circuit is configured to receive information associated with cardiovascular pressure from the IMD. The external medical device is configured to... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20130317375 - Catheter having a distal section with spring sections for biased deflection: A catheter has a distal section that includes a spring member having at least a slot, a rib and a spine for biasing the distal section for deflection within a single plane. Depending on the plurality and orientation of slot(s), rib(s) and spine(s)s, the distal section can allow for deflection... Agent:
20130317376 - Electrocardiogram reconstruction from implanted device electrograms: A method of reconstruction of the standard 12-lead surface EKG given values of the electrical potential from an implanted medical device is described. This implanted device can be oriented in an arbitrary fashion and reconstruction technique is obtained through physical measurement of the orientation of the implanted device or correlation... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
20130317377 - Generative model-driven resource-efficient monitoring in body sensor networks: Body sensor networks (BSNs) and methods for monitoring an electrocardiogram using such BSNs include a base station that generates an ECG model and an output ECG signal for displaying on a display device, and a sensor platform in electrical communication with the base station. The sensor platform may be configured... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Acting For And On Behalf Of
20130317378 - Assessment of pulmonary blood flow and systemic blood flow in a single ventricle patient: A system and accompanying method is provided for assessing a ratio of pulmonary to systemic blood flow in patients with a single-ventricle physiology (SVP). A compound dilution curve is recorded in an arterial vessel downstream of the pulmonary artery. A first component of the compound dilution curve is identified, wherein... Agent:
20130317379 - Spirometer system and methods of data analysis: The present disclosure relates to an electronic spirometer that empowers users to quantitatively track and proactively manage respiratory diseases via simple integration with mobile devices, tablets, and computers. In one aspect, patients will be able to connect with their doctors to determine medication dosage and efficacy, avoid environmental triggers, and... Agent:
20130317380 - Composite brain function monitoring and display system: A method of displaying the activity of a brain, the method including the steps of: (i) obtaining an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal from the brain; (ii) segmenting said EEG signal into either contiguous or overlapping segments comprised of a sequential number of samples of said EEG signal; (iii) representing said EEG... Agent: Cortical Dynamics Limited
20130317383 - Method and system for monitoring and displaying physiological conditions: A method for providing an indication of a state of awareness for a patient, includes the steps of arranging data of an EEG and EMG power spectrogram to provide power versus frequency in a log-log arrangement; calculating a first best-fit line for a lower frequency region of the EEG power... Agent:
20130317382 - System and method for providing and aggregating biosignals and action data: A method and system for providing and aggregating bioelectrical signal data comprising: providing a stimulus configured to prompt an action in both a first user and a second user; at a first biosignal detector and a second biosignal detector, automatically collecting a first bioelectrical signal dataset from the first user... Agent: Emotiv Lifesciences Inc.
20130317381 - Wireless detection system of physiological signals and method thereof: A wireless detection system of physiological signals is provided for wirelessly transmitting variation values of physiological signals, and includes a wireless detecting notification device and a wireless transceiver display device. The wireless detecting notification device comprises at least one transplantable sensor, a connecting line, a printed circuit board, a wireless... Agent: Taipei Medical University
20130317384 - System and method for instructing a behavior change in a user: A method and system for instructing a user behavior change comprising: collecting a first and a second bioelectrical signal dataset; generating an analysis based upon the first and the second bioelectrical signal datasets; and providing a behavior change suggestion to the user based upon the analysis. The method can further... Agent: Emotiv Lifesciences Inc.
20130317386 - Body weight management device having function of predicting body weight variation: A body weight management device includes a measurement unit that measures a body impedance of a measurement subject, an impedance change detection unit that detects a temporal change in the measured body impedance, a variation amount computation unit that computes a body impedance variation amount in a unit period, and... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
20130317385 - System and method for advancing, orienting, and immobilizing on internal body tissue a catheter or other therapeutic device: This invention provides a system and method that allows a therapeutic device, such as an atrial fibrillation microwave ablation catheter or ablation tip to be guided to a remote location within a body cavity and then accurately immobilized on the tissue, including that of a moving organ, such as the... Agent:
20130317387 - Methods for diagnosing cognitive impairment: The invention provides methods for diagnosing cognitive impairment in a canine. The methods comprise measuring a first body temperature of the canine from about 0.5 to about 3 hours after waking; measuring a second body temperature of the canine from about 8 to about 13 hours after measuring the first... Agent: Nestec Sa
20130317388 - Zero-heat-flux temperature measurement devices with peripheral skin temperature measurement: A zero-heat-flux temperature measurement device has first and second flexible substrate layers sandwiching a layer of thermally insulating material. A heater trace disposed on the first substrate layer defines a heater facing one side of the layer of thermally insulating material and including a central portion surrounding a first thermal... Agent: Arizant Healthcare Inc.
20130317389 - Disposable vacuum source and medical applications thereof: An apparatus including: a vacuum container configured to provide and substantially maintain a built-in vacuum pressure; a contact member configured to contact and substantially enclose a surface area; a vacuum device configured to couple the built-in vacuum pressure to the surface area thereby applying a suction force over the surface... Agent:
20130317390 - Cytological sample acquisition device and method: A tissue collection device and method. One embodiment of the device includes a body formed by an elongated member, a pair of inflatable balloons at spaced-apart locations on the body, and one or more collection structures on the body. Inflation lumens extending through the body and coupled to the balloons... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
20130317391 - Fluid diversion mechanism for bodily-fluid sampling: An apparatus includes a housing, a flow control mechanism, and an actuator. At least a portion of the flow control mechanism is movably disposed within the housing. The apparatus further includes an inlet port and an outlet port, and defines a fluid reservoir. The outlet port is fluidically coupled to... Agent: Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130317393 - Pressure sensor assembly and associated method for preventing the development of pressure injuries: A pressure wound prevention system comprising at least one management device which comprises at least one user input apparatus, at least one output mechanism, at least one data input for connecting with a pressure sensor assembly and a processor configured to measure elapsed time, to receive pressure data from the... Agent: Enhanced Surface Dynamics, Inc.
20130317392 - Valve aperture sizing devices and methods: Valve aperture sizing devices and methods. In an exemplary method to size a valve aperture, the method comprises introducing at least part of a first device into a luminal organ at a valve aperture, the first device having a balloon positioned thereon, inflating the balloon within the valve aperture until... Agent: Dtherapeutics, LLC
20130317394 - Devices and methods for cervix measurement: A device for measuring a length of a cervix includes an elongate measurement member extending along a longitudinal axis and including a measurement scale thereon, a hollow member coaxial with and disposed over the elongate measurement member, a flange offset from the longitudinal axis and attached to a distal end... Agent:11/21/2013 > 89 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories.
20130310625 - Veliparib in combination with whole brain radiation therapy for the treatment of brain metastases: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of 2-[(2R)-2-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl]-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in combination with an effective amount of whole brain radiation.... Agent: Abbvie Inc.
20130310626 - Systems and methods which remove material from blood vessel walls: Systems and methods for removing plaque from blood vessels by applying constant or time varying magnetic or electrical fields. In one embodiment a system includes winding configurations positioned about a central axis along which a body region may be placed. Each winding configuration generates a magnetic field in a direction... Agent:
20130310628 - Orthopaedic device and method of use for treating bone fractures: Orthopaedic device and a method of use thereof are provided for treating a bone fracture. The orthopaedic device has at least one holder configured to operably attach to an external fixation device and at least one pressure applying element configured to apply pressure to a soft tissue adjacent to the... Agent:
20130310627 - System for providing magnetic field: t
20130310630 - Method and system for powering implantable devices: A ventricular assist device (VAD) system includes one or more external subsystems including an amplifier energizing a drive loop with alternating current, and a Tx resonator inductively coupled to the drive loop. An implanted subsystem includes a VAD, an Rx resonator that forms a magnetically coupled resonator with the Tx... Agent:
20130310629 - Methods, systems, and devices relating to wireless power transfer: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to transcutaneous energy transfer systems comprising an internal coil positioned within a cavity of a patient and an external coil inductively coupled to the internal coil. The systems can be coupled to any implantable medical devices, such as, for example, a heart assist device.... Agent: Sunshine Heart Company Pty Ltd
20130310631 - Touch screen interface and infrared communication system integrated into a battery: Apparatuses and methods relating to interfacing and controlling external batteries are described. In one embodiment, an external battery is integrated with a touch screen display. In one embodiment, the external battery provides an infrared communication link with a detachable device or system controller. In one embodiment, the external battery touch... Agent:
20130310632 - Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation with concurrent hypothermia: Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders characterized by low cardiac output. The devices, systems and methods use intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in combination with hypothermia of all or a portion of a human or veterinary patient's body to improve coronary perfusion and cardiac output. To effect the hypothermia, a heat... Agent:
20130310633 - Acceleration protective suit: —The suit according to the invention consists of a sheath of an expansible material, which has compartments formed by virtue of the sheath being doubled. A strip of textile material is applied to the inside, or outside, of the sheath. These compartments consist of the same material as the sheath... Agent: G-nius Ltd.
20130310634 - Infant incubator: An infant incubator including: a bed of an infant; a first supporting-shaft disposed at obliquely above the bed, extends substantially horizontally, and rotatable back and forth at a predetermined extent around an axis; a rotation stay fixed to and rotated with the first supporting-shaft; a second supporting-shaft provided with the... Agent: Atom Medical Corporation
20130310635 - Infant incubator: An infant incubator including: an infant chamber in which an infant is placed; an air-supply passage for supplying supply-air to the infant chamber; and a heater equipment for heating the supply-air having a mount base which is mounted in the air-supply passage and a heater which is held to the... Agent: Atom Medical Corporation
20130310636 - Breath pacing device and method for packing the respiratory activity of a subject: The present invention is related to a breath pacing device (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject, comprising an output unit (12) for outputting a sequence of output signals, a control unit (16) provided to control the output unit, and an input unit (14) connected to or integrated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130310637 - Clip for implant deployment device: A surgical device for deploying a surgical implant includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion includes a frame arm. A spring clip system is coupled to the frame arm and includes a pair of clips and a spring member. The spring member is connected to each... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310638 - Penile prosthetic reservoir: An implantable penile prosthetic includes a pump attachable between a body implantable reservoir and a cylinder that is implantable into a corpora cavernosum of a penis. The body implantable reservoir is substantially empty of liquid prior to implantation and includes a first end portion including a neck having an opening... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20130310639 - Medical robot system: A medical robot system has a plurality of first robot arms supporting respective manipulators thereon; a second robot arm supporting an endoscope thereon; and a controller for controlling the first robot arms and the second robot arm. The manipulators and endoscope are inserted into a body cavity through a common... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310640 - Flexible gastrointestinal videoendoscope: The invention relates to a compact videoendoscope, which has additional movements on its tip, allowing better utilization of the movements performed in the distal segment of the device. The videoendoscope according to the invention also provides, in addition, an image processor and monitor incorporated to the handle, or proximal part... Agent:
20130310641 - Flexible endoscope system and functionality: An enhanced flexibility auxiliary endoscope assembly for use with an endoscope, the assembly including at least one flexible elongate element and a flexible sleeve having a first lumen for accommodating a distal portion of an endoscope capable of assuming at least a first curvature and a second lumen for accommodating... Agent:
20130310642 - Device and method for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastro esophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy generates... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130310643 - Apparatus, device and method for capsule microscopy: An exemplary apparatus for obtaining data for at least one portion within at least one luminal or hollow sample can be provided. For example, the apparatus can include a first optical arrangement configured to transceive at least one electromagnetic radiation to and from the portion(s). The apparatus can also include... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130310644 - Electronic endoscope: An electronic endoscope includes a distal end portion of an insertion portion which incorporates an image pickup unit, a first metal frame which holds an observation window, a second metal frame which holds an objective optical system, a third metal frame which is made to fit with a rear portion... Agent:
20130310645 - Optical sensing for relative tracking of endoscopes: A telescopic endoscope employing a primary endoscope (30, 50) having a instrument channel, a miniature secondary endoscope (40, 60) deployed within the instrument channel of the primary endoscope (30, 50), and an endoscope tracker including one or more sensors (32, 61) and one or markers (41, 52) for sensing any... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130310646 - Driving force transmission device for endoscope and auxiliary thrust device comprising thereof: An auxiliary thrust device includes a membrane, a carrier tube, and a drive cylinder. First and second insertion holes into which first and second torque wires are inserted are formed in a wire sheath. First and second gears are fixed to tip portions of the torque wires, which protrudes from... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130310647 - Method and device for flushing during endoscopic surgery: A device and method are provided for flushing during endoscopic surgery to solve the problem of debris in the operating cavity. Included is the ability of reversing the inflow and outflow channels of the endoscope to make possible the beneficial cleaning of the ports of the endoscope from debris and... Agent: Medical Vision Research & Development Ab
20130310648 - 360 degree panning stereo endoscope: d
20130310649 - Endoscope: Provided is an endoscope including an imaging optical system 3 provided in insertion portion at a distal end thereof and for observing an object to be observed, and a plurality of illumination optical systems 2a, 2b provided in the insertion portion 1 and for distributing the illuminating light emitted from... Agent:
20130310650 - Laryngoscopy: There is disclosed a laryngoscope comprising a blade having an adjustable curvature and means for adjusting the curvature which is operable during insertion of the blade into the airway of a patient such that the blade lifts the tongue and anterior structures to facilitate the insertion. There is also disclosed... Agent:
20130310651 - Hand access device: A device for accessing a body cavity through an opening in tissue is provided. The access device includes a unitary compressible body configured to be received in an opening in tissue. The compressible body includes a central portion, an upper rim located on a proximal end of the body and... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310652 - Integrated surgical task lighting: Method and apparatus for coordinated control of lights and devices in an operating room. An operating room is equipped with a plurality of devices, each capable of generating light. A set of rules are provided defining the manner in which the plurality of devices are to be controlled in a... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130310653 - Method and system for supporting a clinical diagnosis: Methods and systems may support conclusions of a clinician by enabling the clinician to arbitrarily define the symptoms according to the patient's record. The method may comprise: (a) determining a plurality of symptoms representing a patient and including characteristics of the patient, the symptoms being categorized as present symptoms, absent... Agent:
20130310658 - Activity measurement systems: A system for monitoring the health and activity of an individual is disclosed. The system includes a mobile communication device and a body attachment, such as an armband. The body attachment has one or more of an accelerometer, altimeter, temperature sensor, and/or magnetometer.... Agent:
20130310661 - Apparatuses and methods for diagnosing swallowing dysfunction: The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses and methods for diagnosing a swallowing dysfunction. The apparatuses may include a multi-parametric dysphagia analysis system in a plastic foil. The analysis systems may be smart sensing systems that are flexible, lightweight, and based on substrates having low-cost printed electronics technologies thereon. The... Agent: Nestec S.a.
20130310659 - Blood pressure measuring device: In a blood pressure measuring device, a casing is held in both hands. A pair of electrocardiographic electrodes are respectively provided to allow contact with the hands holding the casing, and detect electrocardiographic signals through the hands. A pulse wave sensor is provided to allow contact with either of the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130310657 - Electronic monitoring system for data collection, presentation and analysis: An assembly for monitoring physiological parameters of a living subject at a sensing station, the assembly comprising: a plurality of sensors arranged about the subject to create at least one sensor field in which said sensors are capable of sensing one or more said parameters of the subject in each... Agent: Sonomedical Pty Ltd
20130310656 - Mobile terminal with health care function and method of controlling the mobile terminal: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal with a health care function and a method of controlling the mobile terminal. An embodiment of the present invention relates to a mobile terminal with a health care function. The mobile terminal includes a sensing unit that senses a living body signal... Agent:
20130310654 - Physiological adaptability system with multiple sensors: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of measuring physiological adaptability of a subject is described. The method may include receiving, from a first sensor, a first data signal indicating a first biological function of the subject. The method may also include receiving, from a second sensor, a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130310662 - Sleep evaluation device and sleep evaluation method: After a sleep level is measured, a display field that displays current time, a display field that displays sleeping state duration, a display field that displays an image indicating the occurrence of snoring, a display field for distinguishing and displaying a sleeping state and a waking state in a sleeping... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
20130310660 - System and method for pain monitoring using a multidimensional analysis of physiological signals: The present invention is for a method and system for pain classification and monitoring optionally in a subject that is an awake, semi-awake or sedated.... Agent:
20130310655 - Systems and methods for motion detecting for medical imaging: Systems and methods for medical imaging are provided. One method includes obtaining image information including timing information and obtaining motion information corresponding to an external movement by a patient being imaged. Obtaining the motion information includes detecting motion of the patient with a sensing device that does not engage the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130310663 - Dispensing drugs from a companion diagnostic linked smart pill: A mechanism is provided. The mechanism includes a user device and a smart pill within a host. The smart pill is communicatively connected to the user device for transmitting and receiving secure communications. Settings of the smart pill while in the host are configured to be changed based on patient... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130310664 - Dispensing drugs from a companion diagnostic linked smart pill: A mechanism is provided. The mechanism includes a user device and a smart pill within a host. The smart pill is communicatively connected to the user device for transmitting and receiving secure communications. Settings of the smart pill while in the host are configured to be changed based on patient... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130310665 - Method: The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a microneedle which comprises the steps of spraying a composition into a mould, drying the composition and removal of the dried composition from the mould, thereby forming a microneedle that, when applied to the skin of a subject, pierces the stratum... Agent: University College Cork
20130310666 - Device and method for determining analyte levels: Devices and methods for determining analyte levels are described. The devices and methods allow for the implantation of analyte-monitoring devices, such as glucose monitoring devices that result in the delivery of a dependable flow of blood to deliver sample to the implanted device. The devices include unique architectural arrangement in... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20130310667 - Foldable sensor device and method of using same: A physiologic sensor device configured to be placed on an appendage. The sensor device includes a foldable portion designed to be deformed around the tip of the appendage. In some embodiments the foldable portion is a soft compressible material. In other embodiments a stabilization component is provided to isolate sensing... Agent: Nonin Medical, Inc.
20130310668 - System, method and computer program product for optical measurement of blood parameters: A system for optically measuring blood parameters including a light source and light transmitter for transmitting light to the blood, a light remitter for capturing remitted light, a spectrometer breaking the remitted light into its spectral components and a processor for comparing a morphologically distinct portion of the remitted light... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20130310669 - Pulmonary pulse oximetry method for the measurement of oxygen saturation in the mixed venous blood: A method for obtaining diagnostic information relating to the lungs of a subject includes directing into tissue of the lungs of the subject light of a first wavelength and detecting part of the light that has passed primarily through microcirculatory tissue of the lungs and generating a signal which is... Agent: Jerusalem College Of Technology
20130310670 - Silicone based membranes for use in implantable glucose sensors: Membrane systems incorporating silicone polymers are described for use in implantable analyte sensors. Some layers of the membrane system may comprise a blend of a silicone polymer with a hydrophilic polymer, for example, a triblock poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) polymer. Such polymeric blends provide for both high oxygen solubility and... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20130310671 - Glucose measuring device integrated into a holster for a personal area network device: A glucose meter module integrated into a holster device that can securely accommodate another device such as a portable server device or an insulin pump is described. The glucose measuring module and the health device communicate with each other by a short range wireless modality. In the case in which... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130310672 - Method of measuring bleeding volume: A method of measuring blood clotting ability of a patient. A known volume of blood is dispensed on a reference disc of blotter paper, such that at least one reference blotch is formed on the reference disc. The surface area of the reference blotch formed on the reference disc, such... Agent:
20130310673 - Guide wire with position sensing electrodes: An apparatus includes a guide wire configured to be inserted into a passage of a living body, and at least one electrical conductor and electrical insulation covering a surface of the conductor with a gap formed in the electrical insulation at a predefined position on the guide wire. A processor... Agent:
20130310675 - Filtering method for surface modeling: A system for mapping a tissue surface includes a probe for mapping a tissue surface, a localization system to measure a location data point indicative of the probe's location, a memory in which to store the location data point, a servo mechanism to move the probe along at least a... Agent:
20130310674 - System and method for assessing effective delivery of ablation therapy: A system and method for assessing effective delivery of ablation therapy to a tissue in a body is provided. A three-dimensional anatomical map of the tissue is generated and displayed with the map defining a corresponding volume. An index is generated corresponding to a location within the volume with the... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
20130310676 - Eeg hair band: The present invention relates to hair band EEGs. More particularly, the present invention relates to hair bands.... Agent:
20130310677 - Measurement devices for bio-signals: A measurement device is provided. A sensor senses a vessel pulse waveform of a specific region of an object to generate a vessel pulse signal in a measurement mode. In the measurement mode, a first electrode generates a first potential signal, and the second electrode generates a second potential signal.... Agent:
20130310678 - Biomedical image reconstruction method: A method of reconstructing an MRI or ultrasound biomedical image, including the steps of a) exciting a body under examination with radio-frequency (RF) or ultrasound (US) pulses; b) acquiring image data from the generated signals, wherein the signals are acquired by pseudo-random undersampling; c) reconstructing the image using a nonlinear... Agent: Esaote Spa
20130310679 - 3d transurethral ultrasound system for multi-modal fusion: A three-dimensional transurethral ultrasound system includes a transurethral ultrasound probe, an ultrasound data processor configured to communicate with the transurethral ultrasound probe to receive ultrasound signals from the transurethral ultrasound probe and to output ultrasound imaging signals for three-dimensional ultrasound images of at least a portion of a patient's prostate,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130310682 - Csf biomarker dilution factor corrections by mri imaging and algorithm: A method is disclosed for providing a correcting factor for the dilution of measurements of at least one biomarker in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The method comprises providing semi-automated measurements of the ventricular system by MRI scans using quantitative anatomical protocols, determining a measurement of biomarker levels in CSF that has... Agent: New York University
20130310681 - Pet/mr scanners for simultaneous pet and mr imaging: In a combined system, a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner includes a magnet configured to generate a static magnetic field at least in a MR examination region from which MR data are acquired. Radiation detectors are configured to detect gamma rays generated by positron-electron annihilation events in a positron emission tomography... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N. V.
20130310680 - Three-dimensional optical imaging and therapy of prostate cancer: A system and method for use in tissue analysis and therapy. An optical probe array has at least two or more optical probes for illuminating tissue and generates light fluorescence and/or diffuse reflectance signals corresponding to the illuminated tissue. One or more ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging guidance systems identify... Agent:
20130310683 - Devices and methods for occluding a fallopian tube: Devices and method for occluding a fallopian tube. The devices, in one embodiment, may include a plurality of expandable occluding members coupled by respective dissolvable connecting members.... Agent: Conceptus, Inc.
20130310685 - Optical shape sensing fiber for tip and shape characterization of medical instruments: A shape sensing device, system and method include an interventional instrument (102) having regions of articulation to be configured to change shape during an interventional procedure. An optical fiber (202) is disposed on or about the areas of articulation in a pattern to provide an optical signal indicating an instantaneous... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130310684 - Treatment instrument: A treatment instrument that is inserted in a freely advancing and retracting manner into the a channel of an ultrasonic endoscope that includes an ultrasonic scanning mechanism emitting and receiving ultrasound waves, the first dimple includes a first area which has a reflecting surface that reflects the ultrasound waves emitted... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130310686 - Fibrous marker and intracorporeal delivery thereof: An intracorporeal marker includes a fibrous unitary marker body having bioabsorbable fibers compressed into a compressed configuration, and bound in the compressed configuration by a polymer binding agent. The intracorporeal marker may be incorporated into an intracorporeal marker delivery device having a delivery cannula which has a distal tip, an... Agent: Senorx, Inc.
20130310687 - Blood vessel embolization method using balloon catheter and balloon catheter for blood vessel embolization method: A blood vessel embolization method includes inserting a balloon catheter into a blood vessel of a human or an animal having a lesion site and disposing a balloon of the balloon catheter at a portion located at a proximal side of the blood vessel and in a neighborhood of the... Agent: St. Marianna University School Of Medicine
20130310688 - Non-imaging low frequency ultrasonic testing and diagnostic evaluation system: Disclosed are non-imaging low frequency ultrasound apparatus and methods that extend the range of ultrasonic applications to medical testing and diagnostics. More particularly, apparatus and methods for generating, transmitting and receiving low frequency ultrasound through a test body can be used to generate non-imaging medical mapping of ultrasound signals and... Agent: Ultrasonic Medical Mapping, LLC
20130310689 - Ultrasound diagnostic device: An ultrasound diagnostic device includes: a transmission pulser that applies a driving pulse output signal to an ultrasonic transducer so as to cause the ultrasonic transducer to irradiate ultrasound; and a trigger signal generator that generates a trigger signal that controls the transmission pulser to output the driving pulse output... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130310690 - Breast ultrasound scanning and diagnosis aid system: Provided herein is a breast ultrasound scanning and diagnosis aid system. The scanning aid system is capable of aiding positioning and tracking the scanned breast ultrasound images and suspicious tumor ultrasound images so that the doctor can be easily informed of the scanned positions of the breast ultrasound images and... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130310691 - System, method and device for automatic and autonomous determination of hemodynamic and cardiac parameters using ultrasound: The present disclosure relates to an ultrasound device, system and a method for determination of cardiac and/or hemodynamic parameters, and in particular, to such a system, and method in which the cardiac and/or hemodynamic parameters are determined in a non-invasive manner that is both automatic and autonomous and, therefore, does... Agent:
20130310692 - Correcting for unintended motion for ultrasonic eye scans: A device and method are disclosed for detecting and correcting unintended eye movements that may occur during an ultrasound scan by monitoring multiple position tracking sensors, examples being but not limited to ultrasound or optical position sensors. These position tracking sensors are in addition to the ultrasound imaging transducer and... Agent: Arcscan, Inc.
20130310693 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic probe, diagnostic device, and electronic instrument: An ultrasonic transducer includes “m” first ultrasonic elements including first diaphragms, and “n” second ultrasonic elements including second diaphragms. “m” represents a number of the first ultrasonic elements and is an integer of 1 or more. Each of the first diaphragms has a first area. “n” second ultrasonic elements includes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130310695 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: To provide an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus capable of appropriately assigning a transmission delay time of a group to a transducer without complicated wires. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus of the embodiment comprises a plurality of transducers, a timing pulse generator, a switch part, and a switch controller. Ultrasound waves are transmitted... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130310694 - Ultrasound probe: An optical fiber guides light output from a light source to an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe includes a light guiding section that guides the light from a light input end, which is optically coupled with the optical fiber to a light output end provided in the vicinity of ultrasonic... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130310697 - Device and method for determining a disease activity: A system and method to determine a disease activity as a single value by way of optical measurements in order to facilitate an analysis of a current disease status and a future course of disease, thus assisting a doctor's diagnosis or decision on a therapy. A blood perfusion is varied... Agent: Hemics B.v.
20130310696 - Pressure ulcer detection systems and methods: Pressure ulcer detection systems and related methods are disclosed. Images of a patient supported by a person support apparatus are captured and analyzed to identify areas of the patient's skin which have a color different from surrounding areas of the patient's skin by a predetermined amount. A dielectric material attached... Agent:
20130310698 - Apparatus, systems, and methods of in-vivo blood clearing in a lumen: In one aspect, the invention relates to a computer-implemented method of triggering optical coherence tomography data collection. The method includes collecting optical coherence tomography data with respect to a vessel using an optical coherence tomography probe disposed in the vessel; determining a clearing radius and a quality value for each... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.
20130310699 - Patient monitoring method and monitoring device: A method of monitoring a patient includes measuring neural respiratory drive using a monitoring device (10), repeating the measurement either continuously or at regular time intervals, and comparing the measurements obtained in order to predict treatment failure and/clinical deterioration and/or re-admission. In embodiments of the invention, the neural respiratory drive... Agent: Guy's And St. Thomas' Nhs Foundation Trust, Of The Counting House, Guy's Hospital
20130310700 - Systems and methods for monitoring the circulatory system: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart and vascular characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG output indicative of the detected cardiovascular characteristics. The BCG output can be used for various purposes, such as detecting arterial aging. Secondary sensors... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20130310701 - Fetal cardiac potential signal extraction program, fetal cardiac potential signal discriminating apparatus, and pregnancy monitoring system using the same: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a computer program, the computer program comprising: a selecting module configured to select, from among a plurality of biopotential signals, a biopotential signal containing a high proportion of a maternal cardiac potential signal component; an independent component analysis module configured to perform independent component... Agent: Public University Corporation Nara Medical University
20130310703 - Advanced thoracic fluid monitoring capability with impedance: Advanced thoracic fluid monitoring capabilities using impedance are disclosed. An implantable medical device used for detection of changes in impedance in a patient can have means for measuring impedances of the patient in a supine position and in an upright position. Impedance differences can be generated which correspond to a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130310702 - Systems and methods for activating transducers: Transducer-based systems and methods may be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of... Agent: Kardium Inc.
20130310704 - Method of detecting and predicting ovulation and the period of fertility: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of... Agent: Fertility Focus Limited
20130310705 - Methods for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity: Methods, systems and devices for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity. A method comprises introducing transcervically a probe into a patient's uterine cavity, providing a flow of a fluid (e.g., CO2) through the probe into the uterine cavity and monitoring the rate of the flow to characterize the uterine... Agent: Minerva Surgical, Inc.
20130310706 - Physiological condition determination based on pressure wave produced by an implantable medical device housing: A physiological state of a patient is detected by at least producing and detecting pressure waves with a free wall of an implantable medical device (IMD) housing. An actuator element may contact the free wall, e.g., a portion of the IMD housing, and cause movement of the free wall that... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130310707 - Needle holder: A medical needle holder (10) having a generally hollow body (18) which extends in the direction of an axis (62) from a first end (20) to a second end (22). The first end is shaped for reception of a needle (50) therein and the second end is open to allow... Agent: Olberon Medical Innovation Sas
20130310708 - Twisted ribbon wire guidewire coil: A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil is made from a flat ribbon wire with a polygonal, preferably rectangular, cross-section that is twisted... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130310709 - Physiological signals sensing structure, stethoscope therewith and manufacturing method thereof: A physiological signal sensing structure, a stethoscope therewith, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The sensing structure for physiological signals includes a flexible substrate, a piezoelectric sensing structure and a damping structure. The piezoelectric sensing structure is disposed over the flexible substrate, and includes a first surface and a... Agent:
20130310710 - Pneumatic tocodynamometer: A pneumatic tocodynamometer (“pTOCO”) (10) having a guard-ring (13) with a thin elastic membrane (18) stretched across a shallow spherical depression (12) trapping a small volume of air in the center of the guard-ring (13). A pressure transducer (17) may be molded into the body 11 of the pTOCO (10).... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas
20130310713 - Device for measuring compliance with oxygen therapy using a three-dimensional accelerometer: The invention relates to a device for measuring patient compliance with oxygen therapy, including a casing (4) comprising means for detection of the oxygen therapy in order to evaluate data relating to the treatment; and means for measuring a state of physical activity of the patient. Preferably, the means for... Agent:
20130310711 - Joint motion measuring apparatus and measuring method thereof: A joint motion measuring apparatus is applied for measuring a rotation angle of a joint. A human body has a moving part connected with the joint. The joint motion measuring apparatus includes an attitude sensing unit, an attitude computing unit, and a joint motion computing unit. The attitude sensing unit... Agent: National Cheng Kung University
20130310712 - Sleep evaluation device and display method for sleep evaluation device: A measurement device is provided with a sensor for detecting body motion of a subject and a CPU for executing processing for generating display data. The CPU includes a first discrimination unit for discriminating a sleeping state of the subject for each unit period, based on a sensor signal output... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.11/14/2013 > 125 patent applications in 80 patent subcategories.
20130303823 - Eyelid plaque: An eyelid plaque and a method of using the plaque to treat eye cancers. The eyelid plaque is placed on the eyelid such that it defines an enclosure within which the radiation source resides. The enclosure defines a radiation shield that reduces radiation entering other organs and structures proximate the... Agent:
20130303825 - Method and apparatus for producing irradiation planning: A method for drawing up an irradiation plan includes at least one of calculating, assessing, displaying and taking into consideration effects of at least one uncertainty on the irradiation plan, at least one of at times and in certain areas.... Agent: Gsi Helmholtzzentrum Fuer Schwerionenforschung Gmbh
20130303826 - Prognostic signature for oral squamous cell carcinoma: The present disclosure describes methods and compositions for diagnosing or predicting likelihood of a OSCC recurrence in a subject having undergone OSCC resection comprising: a) determining an expression level of one or more biomarkers selected from Table 4, 5 and/or 7, optionally MMP1, COL4A1, THBS2 and/or P4HA2 in a test... Agent: University Health Network
20130303824 - System and method for automated cyclotron procedures: Systems and methods are provided to perform efficient, automatic cyclotron initialization, calibration, and beam adjustment. A process is provided that allows the automation of the initialization of a cyclotron after overnight or maintenance imposed shutdown. In one embodiment, five independent cyclotron system states are defined and the transition between one... Agent:
20130303827 - Magnetic devices and uses thereof for treatment of disease: Among others, the present invention provides magnetic devices for use on the outer skin of a human body to treat a physical disorder, comprising a magnetic component made of earth magnetic material, a lower metal component for contacting the skin of the human body and configured to match the contour... Agent:
20130303828 - Methods and apparatus for electric stimulation of tissues using signals that minimize the effects of tissue impedance: A tissue stimulation system that generates an electrical tissue stimulation signal configured to reduce tissue impedance and increase depth of signal penetration. The use of leads is dynamically controlled and altered between conducting biopotential voltages, conducting electrical tissue stimulation signals, and grounding, in response to a computational analysis of biopotential... Agent: Cerephex Corporation
20130303829 - Balancing acupuncture points using resonant signals: A method of balancing acupuncture points by wearing a holding device that includes a waterproof container containing substances that give off resonant frequencies that have been found to balance acupuncture points allowing the wearer to receive therapy continually by wearing such a holding device. The holding device may be in... Agent:
20130303831 - Expandable blood pump for cardiac support: A pump for inducing flow within a vascular system comprises two inlets. The pump has a first configuration for deployment within the vascular system and a second, operable configuration for directing the fluid flow within the vascular system, where the second configuration has a greater diameter than the first configuration.... Agent: Minnetronix, Inc.
20130303830 - Impeller for catheter pump: An impeller for a pump is disclosed herein. The impeller can include a hub having a fixed end and a free end. The impeller can also have a plurality of blades supported by the hub. Each blade can have a fixed end coupled to the hub and a free end.... Agent: Thoratec Corporation
20130303832 - Methods and devices for treating heart failure: Systems and methods for delivering a miniaturized blood pump configured to draw partially desaturated blood via the femoral vein from the inferior or superior vena cava. A cannula connected to the pump exits the femoral vein and is connected to the femoral artery with a cannula or vascular graft. The... Agent:
20130303833 - Silver motor stator for implantable blood pump: In one embodiment of the present invention, an implantable blood pump includes a housing defining a flow path, a rotor positioned within the flow path, and a motor including a stator, positioned outside of said housing, the stator including a length of silver wire, wherein the silver wire is not... Agent: Heartware, Inc.
20130303834 - Humidity control system for warming therapy device including duct cover with air flow trench: An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a base for supporting a medical patient and a duct cover removably coupled to the base. The duct cover may include first and second portions which cooperate with one another to form an... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
20130303835 - Microactuator: A microactuator has a proximal end configured to receive an electrical signal and a distal end configured to be inserted into a fenestration of an otic bone to provide access through the lateral wall of the cochlea of a subject. The microactuator includes a piezoelectric transducer assembly having a piezoelectric... Agent: Otokinetics Inc.
20130303838 - Open type ear treatment module: The present invention relates to an open type car treatment module which, when worn, allows simultaneous laser therapy and music therapy for brain-nervous system tissue by arranging the light source for low level laser therapy (LLLT) and sound source for music therapy (MT) properly, and can release the heat generated... Agent:
20130303836 - Recreational, occupational, and physical therapy system and apparatus: The present invention uses the power of music to provide both feedback and motivation to physical, recreational, occupational therapy patients to enable music expression, therapeutic engagement and compliance.... Agent:
20130303837 - Systems and methods for optimization of sleep and post-sleep performance: Systems and methods for optimizing sleep and post-sleep performance. In an embodiment, a system comprising a device and sleep mask are provided. The mask may comprise electroencephalographic (EEG) sensors and one or more stimulation elements configured to stimulate the senses of a wearer of the mask. The mask may be... Agent:
20130303840 - Atraumatic medical device anchoring and delivery system with enhanced anchoring: Systems and methods are delineated for treating urinary incontinence (UI). And more generally, systems and methods are delineated for providing medical treatment, wherein such systems and methods include means for attaching a structure to a patient and removing the structure without damage to the structure or the patient. An exemplary... Agent:
20130303839 - Medical slings: A medical sling made from material that is suitably shaped for use in a medical application has sides, portions of which are smoothed to prevent abrasion of surrounding tissue.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130303841 - Fluid control system for inflatable sphincter prostheses: A fluid transfer system for an inflatable sphincter prosthesis is disclosed. The implantable inflatable sphincter prosthesis may include a fluid transfer system and at least one inflatable cuff for occluding a body channel. The fluid transfer system may include an inflate pump, a deflate pump, and three one-way valves.... Agent:
20130303842 - Blood vessel grafts for repair, reconstruction and filler materials: Compositions comprising aortic material and methods for using harvested blood vessels (e.g., arteries or veins e.g., aortae) graft procedures, e.g., for restoring and repairing luminal structures (e.g., in the aerodigestive tract, such as the larynx, pharynx, and esophagus); as tissue fillers (e.g., injectable morselized blood vessel tissues, for use in... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130303843 - System and methods for adjusting gastric band pressure: The present invention provides for an obesity treatment system for use in conjunction with a gastric band suitable for laparoscopic placement around a stomach of a patient to create a stoma. The obesity treatment system may use real-time objective measurement and clinical data to provide an optimal gastric band adjustment... Agent:
20130303844 - Disposable air/water valve for an endoscope: A disposable air/water valve may include a main stem providing an air passage through the center bore of the main stem. A method for manufacturing a disposable air/water valve may include several steps. The main stem is molded, and placed in a mold for over-molding seals onto the main stem.... Agent: Minntech Corporation
20130303845 - Applicator instruments with imaging systems for dispensing surgical fasteners during open repair procedures: An applicator instrument for dispensing surgical fasteners includes a housing, a firing system disposed in the housing and moveable in distal and proximal directions along a first axis, a handle extending upwardly from the housing along a second axis that defines an acute angle with the first axis, and a... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.
20130303848 - First-entry trocar system: A surgical access system comprises a trocar, an insufflating optical obturator slidably insertable into the trocar, and a laparoscope slidably insertable into the obturator. A distal end of the obturator comprises a tip, at least a portion of which comprises a wall with a generally uniform thickness comprising a transparent... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
20130303847 - System and method to magnetically actuate a capsule endoscopic robot for diagnosis and treatment: Present invention describes a swallowable device with a soft, compliant exterior, whose shape can be changed through the use of magnetic fields, and which can be locomoted in a rolling motion through magnetic control from the exterior of the patient. The present invention could be used for a variety of... Agent:
20130303846 - Tissue modification devices and methods of using the same: Tissue modification devices are provided. Aspects of the devices include an elongated member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the elongated member is dimensioned to pass through a minimally invasive body opening and includes a distal end integrated visualization sensor and tissue modifier. In... Agent:
20130303849 - Catheter with imaging assembly and console with reference library and related methods therefor: An imaging system having an imaging assembly having an imaging device for generating imaging signals corresponding to images of anatomy of a patient disclosed. The imaging assembly, which may be a component of a feeding tube assembly, transmits the imaging signals generated to a console, which presents images generated corresponding... Agent:
20130303850 - Surgical instrument with a via: A surgical instrument, such as an endoscope, having a hermetically sealed housing for accommodating, optical and/or electrical devices therein. The housing having a wall with a via provided in the wall to electrically connect an electrical contact formed on the inside of the wall with an electrical contact formed on... Agent:
20130303851 - Apparatus for introducing a steerable camera assembly into a patient: A cannula assembly including a seal for an endoscopic internal magnetic camera tether. The seal may include stacked compliant membranes with an aperture in each membrane through which a camera tether may pass. The apertures may overlap. The at least one aperture may be arranged as a slit. Each of... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130303852 - Device for regulating pressure inside body cavity and endoscope system: A body cavity internal pressure regulating device is connected to an endoscope including a suction channel used for suction under manual control and a forceps channel used to insert an instrument into a body cavity, and the body cavity internal pressure regulating device regulates a body cavity internal pressure. A... Agent:
20130303853 - Electronic endoscope: An electronic endoscope includes a distal end portion of an insertion portion which incorporates electronic components, a metal frame which holds an observation window, an earth member which is connected to a patient-side ground of an external device, and a static-protective member which is disposed in the distal end portion... Agent:
20130303854 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes a flexible tube and a connection mouth ring. The flexible tube includes a helical tube, a braid tube disposed outside the helical tube, and an outer tube disposed outside the braid tube. The endoscope further includes a caulking member which caulks the end of the braid tube... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130303855 - Endoscope: An endoscope has a bending portion operation apparatus at an operation portion, the bending portion operation apparatus being for bending and operating a bending portion, and the bending portion operation apparatus includes a dial for bending operation which bends the bending portion by pivoting about a shaft, a portion of... Agent:
20130303856 - Single use, disposable, tissue suspender device: The present invention relates to a single-use, disposable, tissue suspender device comprising a longitudinal body having a distal end and a proximal end, the thickness of the body being substantially constant along a major portion of the length of said body from said proximal end towards said distal end; wherein... Agent: Vectec S.a.
20130303857 - Single port access system: Embodiments of a surgical access system useful for single or limited port procedures comprise a trocar comprising a fixation cannula, a retractor, and a gel cap removably coupled to the retractor. The gel cap comprises a gel pad that acts as an artificial body wall, through which instruments may be... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
20130303858 - Compression expanded cannula: Various methods and devices are provided for accessing an interior surgical site using an access portal which can be inserted and removed with minimal tissue damage and which can form a seal with tissue while inserted. Generally, a device is provided having a rigid elongate surgical access member with a... Agent:
20130303859 - Posterior lumbar retractor system: A retractor system includes a frame and first and second retractor blades. The frame includes first and second securement features. At least one of the first and second securement features is movable with respect to the frame when the at least one of the first and second securement features is... Agent: Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc.
20130303860 - Systems and methods for use in fall risk assessment: Systems and methods for use in patient fall risk assessment are provided. In the fall risk assessment system, a Protocol including one or more motion-based tests is performed by a patient. The patient's performance is recorded using one or more sensors and the patient's data is compared to normative data... Agent:
20130303862 - Involuntary contraction induced pressure as a medical diagnostic tool using involuntary reflex cough test: A system and method allows diagnosis of a patient for physiological abnormality such as a neurological deficiency. An involuntary reflex cough event is induced within the patient that activates the nucleus ambiguus and medial motor cell column of the patient and stimulates involuntary cough activated paraspinal muscles in the pelvis... Agent:
20130303861 - Method of using the detection of early increase in microvascular blood content to distinguish between adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps: The present invention, in one aspect, relates to a method for distinguishing between possible adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps using what :is referred to as “Early Increase in microvascular Blood Supply” (EIBS) that exists in tissues that are close to, but are not themselves, the abnormal tissue.... Agent:
20130303863 - Patient monitoring apparatus: A patient monitoring system including a sensing-recording device that attaches to a patient and a probe utilized by attending personnel at a trauma site. After an initial interaction between the probe and the sensing-recording device, the sensing-recording device samples one or more physiological parameters and stores time stamped readings in... Agent:
20130303864 - Clip-style medical sensor and technique for using the same: A clip-style pulse sensor may be adapted to apply limited, even pressure to a patient's tissue. A clip-style sensor is provided that reduces motion artifacts by exerting limited, uniform pressure to the patient tissue to reduce tissue exsanguination. Further, such a sensor provides a secure fit while avoiding discomfort for... Agent:
20130303865 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for monitoring end stage renal disease: An end stage renal disease (ESRD) monitoring system may include an implantable sensor and a reader device with an optical sensor. The implantable sensor may be configured to detect a group of analytes relevant to ESRD, such as glucose, creatinine, urea, and potassium. The implantable sensor may be implanted into... Agent: Biometric Holdings, Inc.
20130303866 - Detection device for detection a blood picture parameter: A detection device for detecting a blood count parameter in a blood vessel, comprising a transmitter to inject a first transmit signal of a first frequency into the blood vessel and a second transmit signal of a second frequency into the blood vessel, a receiver to receive a first receive... Agent:
20130303867 - Tool for analysing liquid discharge data in an absorbent article, an absorbent article adapted for liquid discharge data collection and a control unit interacting with the absorbent article for collecting the liquid discharge data: An absorbent article for absorbing liquid discharge when worn on the crotch region of the body of a user includes a plurality of detection zones for detecting the liquid discharge. Each detection zone is provided by first and second electrically conductive paths that are electrically isolated from one another and... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab
20130303868 - Detection device for the detection of a blood count parameter: A detection device for detecting a blood count parameter in a blood vessel, comprising a transmitter having a number of transmit antennas for transmitting at least one transmit signal, a receiver having a number of receive antennas for receiving at least one receive signal, a processor to select a detection... Agent: Eesy-id Gmbh
20130303869 - Mobile analyte monitoring system: A mobile analyte monitoring system may include an implantable sensor and a reader device with an optical sensor. The implantable sensor may be implanted into the dermis of an animal, and may exhibit a color change in response to the presence of a target analyte or reaction product thereof. The... Agent: Wellsense Inc.
20130303870 - System and methods for managing blood loss of a patient: One variation of the method for managing blood loss of a patient includes: receiving an image of a physical sample; extracting a feature from an area of the image corresponding to the physical sample; estimating a blood volume indicator of the physical sample according to the extracted feature; estimating a... Agent: Gauss Sergical
20130303871 - Sensor device, processing device, and measurement system for acquiring a biopotential: A measurement system for acquiring biopotentials is provided, which comprises a sensor device and a processing device, which are electrically connected to cooperate during use. The measurement system may be capable of simultaneous measurement of biopotentials by the sensor device and wireless transmission of amplified biopotentials by the processing device,... Agent:
20130303872 - Injectable leadless heart stimulation and/or monitoring device: An injectable leadless heart stimulation and/or monitoring system is provided that includes an device having a sealed housing, one or more electrodes configured to electrically contact heart tissue when in use and electric components arranged within the housing. The electric components are at least in part operationally connected to the... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co.kg
20130303873 - Pdms-based stretchable multi-electrode and chemotrode array for epidural and subdural neuronal recording, electrical stimulation and drug delivery: A hopper having a passage through which a medicine can be passed downward is provided. A part of a lower portion of the hopper is a deformable portion having flexibility, and the deformable portion is deformable so as to open and close the passage. According to this configuration, the deformable... Agent: Eth Zurich, Eth Transfer
20130303874 - System and method for optode and electrode positioning cap for electroencephalography, diffuse optical imaging, and functional neuroimaging: An electroencephalographic electrode and optode positioning device has the form of a cap suitable for placement on a subject's head. The cap has semirigid telescopic structures that stiffen it to provide accurate electrode and optode spacing, and stability during subject activity. The cap is intended for use in functional neuroimaging... Agent:
20130303876 - Carotid body modulation planning and assessment: Planning for and/or assessment of an ablation procedure on one or both carotid bodies or carotid body chemoreceptors or carotid body nerves to treat patients having a sympathetically mediated cardiac, metabolic, and pulmonary disease (e.g. hypertension, CHF, diabetes, sleep disordered breathing) resulting from peripheral chemoreceptor hypersensitivity, carotid body hyperactivity, high... Agent:
20130303877 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of respiratory and other infections using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation: Method and apparatus for using computer controlled, fiber-coupled laser delivery of treatment specific wavelength, intensity and duration of UV irradiation to control bacterial, fungal, viral and mold infections in bodily cavities, fluids and external applications. The method of treatment is focused on DNA breakdown beyond repair by natural DNA repair... Agent:
20130303875 - System and method for dynamically varying the angle of light transmission in an optoacoustic imaging system: An optoacoustic probe includes an optical window, a light path, an acoustic lens and an ultrasound transducer array. The light path operatively connects a light source to the probe, and is adapted to transmit light through the optical window at an angle of light transmission. The ultrasound transducer array includes... Agent:
20130303878 - System and method to estimate location and orientation of an object: A tracking system for estimating the position and orientation of an object inside a patient comprising electromagnets that generate magnetic fields used to navigate an object, including rotating and translating the object, are used to track the position of the object. Position tracking of the object is concurrent with navigating... Agent: Enav Medical Ltd.
20130303879 - High density atrial fibrillation cycle length (afcl) detection and mapping system: Systems and methods to assist in locating the focus of an atrial fibrillation include the association of atrial fibrillation cycle length values and statistics relating thereto with temporal locations on an electrogram of a given electrode, and/or the coordination of electrode locations with respective the spectral analyses of electrogram signals... Agent: C.r. Bard Inc.
20130303881 - Equipment object for a combination imaging system: An equipment object is provided for a combination imaging system and can be positioned in a measurement chamber. The equipment object includes a radionuclide imaging device and a magnetic resonance imaging device. In its peripheral region the equipment object further includes an image-critical function component which has an average radionuclide... Agent:
20130303880 - Thermally tagged motion tracking for medical treatment: Motion tracking is performed with a thermal pattern within a patient. A pattern of different temperature is created in tissue, such as warming up tissue in a checkerboard pattern. The temperature pattern is used over time to track motion of the tissue. The tracked motion may be used to treat... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc
20130303882 - Hydraulically-powered system and method for achieving magnetic resonance elastography: A system for inducing tissue vibration for magnetic resonance elastography is described. The system includes a passive actuator component, a first hose, a second hose, and a driving component. The passive actuator component is positionable proximate to a target tissue and includes a linearly movable piston assembly enclosed in a... Agent:
20130303883 - Robotic guided endoscope: Systems and methods for performing robotic endoscopic surgical procedures, according to a surgical plan prepared on a preoperative set of three dimensional images. The system comprises a surgical robot whose coordinate system is related to that of fluoroscope images generated intraoperatively, by using a three dimensional target having radio-opaque markers,... Agent:
20130303885 - Non-contrast magnetic resonance perfusion imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system acquires MRI data within one patient breath-hold sufficient to generate (a) at least one tag-off first type non-contrast cardiac perfusion image using a data acquisition sub-sequence including a non-selective IR (inversion recovery) pulse and (b) at least one tag-on second type non-contrast cardiac perfusion... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130303887 - Apparatus and method for four dimensional soft tissue navigation: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which... Agent: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130303888 - Detection of bifurcations using traceable imaging device and imaging tool: A system, device and method include an interventional device (106) including one or more ultrasonic transducers (108) configured to generate a signal to indicate presence of a branch or bifurcation of a lumen inside a subject. A localization system (102) is configured to track the interventional device in the subject.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130303886 - Locating a catheter sheath end point: Apparatus, including a sheath, consisting of a lumen having a sheath distal end which is configured to be inserted into a human patient. A magnetic structure is fixedly attached to the sheath distal end. The apparatus includes a probe, having a probe distal end which is configured to be inserted... Agent:
20130303896 - Method and apparatus for guiding an external needle to an implantable device: A system can include an implantable device, an instrument, a display device and a processor. The implantable device can include a port and a localizer for generating a navigation field. The instrument can include a tracking device for sensing the navigation field. The processor can be operably coupled to the... Agent:
20130303889 - Optical coherence tomography apparatus for diagnosing breast cancer and method of controlling same: An optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus and method thereof to diagnose breast cancer include an interference meter is configured to split a light into a measurement light beam and a reference light beam to produce an interference between the reference light beam and a response light beam. A response light... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130303895 - System and method for performing an image-guided biopsy: A system and method for performing an image-guided biopsy of a target mass of a volume of tissue comprising: a transducer array comprising a set of ultrasound emitters and a set of ultrasound receivers configured to generate a set of acoustic data based upon acoustic waveforms received from the volume... Agent: Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc.
20130303893 - Systems and methods for deformation compensation using shape sensing: A method and medical system for estimating the deformation of an anatomic structure that comprises generating a first model of at least one anatomical passageway from anatomical data describing a patient anatomy and determining a shape of a device positioned within the branched anatomical passageways. The method and medical system... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303892 - Systems and methods for navigation based on ordered sensor records: A method of tracking a medical instrument comprises receiving a model of an anatomical passageway formation and receiving a set of ordered sensor records for the medical instrument. The set of ordered sensor records provide a path history of the medical instrument. The method further comprises registering the medical instrument... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303890 - Systems and methods for registration of a medical device using a reduced search space: A method comprises identifying connected anatomical structures in stored images of a patient anatomy and generating a plurality of cylindrical linkage elements representing the connected anatomical structures. The method also comprises receiving tracking data corresponding to a point on an instrument positioned within at least one of the connected anatomical... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303894 - Systems and methods for registration of a medical device using a reduced search space: A method comprises identifying connected anatomical structures in stored images of a patient anatomy and generating a plurality of cylindrical linkage elements representing the connected anatomical structures. The method also comprises receiving tracking data corresponding to a point on an instrument positioned within at least one of the connected anatomical... Agent:
20130303891 - Systems and methods for registration of a medical device using rapid pose search: A method comprises identifying linked anatomical structures in stored images of a patient anatomy and modeling a structure of linkage elements. Each linkage element corresponds to one of the linked anatomical structures. The method also includes modeling a portion of the patient anatomy as a plurality of search slabs and... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303900 - Method and apparatus for processing of stroke ct scans: An automatic technique for stroke identification, localization, quantification and prediction, has the steps of receiving a CT scan, pre-processing it to extract the brain region corresponding to a brain volume of a subject who has suffered a stroke; identifying whether a hemorrhage is present in the brain volume and if... Agent:
20130303899 - Quantitative evaluation of fractional regional ventilation using four-dimensional computed tomography: Methods and systems for determining fractional regional ventilation are disclosed. A method includes obtaining first and second lung image data indicative of a first phase and a second phase of a respiratory cycle, respectively, determining an apparent mass ratio k based on the first lung image data and the second... Agent: University Of Maryland, Baltimore
20130303898 - Respiratory motion correction with internal-external motion correlation, and associated systems and methods: The present technology relates generally to respiratory motion correction and associated systems and methods. In particular, several embodiments are directed to respiratory motion correction using internal-external motion correlation. For example, one embodiment of a method of correcting motion blurring in PET/CT imaging includes obtaining PET/CT imaging data of a target... Agent:
20130303897 - Side port catheter device with imaging system and method for accessing side branch occlusions: A medical device and method are provided for accessing a side branch in an artery utilizing an on-board imaging device. The device includes a catheter having a sidewall, an internal lumen, and a side port formed through the sidewall. A perforating guide wire has a proximal portion within the internal... Agent:
20130303901 - Millimeter wave 3-d breast imaging: A system for imaging tissue includes a millimeter wave Quasi-optical backward wave oscillator. Tumorous tissue is detected in a reconstructed image using solvable inverse image reconstruction techniques. In one embodiment, three-dimensional breast imaging is enabled by providing radiation as a focused energy beam over a wide frequency range and at... Agent:
20130303902 - Brachytherapy dose verification apparatus, system and method: A system, method and device for brachytherapy treatment verification is described herein. The verification may be in real time and may provide verification of one or more of dose, source position, dwell time and source activity. In one embodiment the invention provides a method for verifying a brachytherapy radiation treatment... Agent: Rmit University
20130303903 - Liquid injector displaying input injection condition as image: The preset invention provides a liquid injector in which, when an injection time period and an injection rate are entered as an injection condition, a condition image having a horizontal width corresponding to the injection time period and including the injection rate as text data is displayed in a condition... Agent: Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd
20130303906 - Devices and methods for using controlled bubble cloud cavitation in fractionating urinary stones: A medical imaging and therapy device is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the device is that it can deliver Lithotripsy therapy to a patient, so as to fractionate urinary stones. Another feature of the device is that it can deliver Histotripsy therapy... Agent:
20130303904 - System and method for non-invasive cosmetic treatment: Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of a hand wand and a removable transducer module having an ultrasound transducer. The system can include a control module that is coupled to the hand wand and has a graphical user interface for controlling the... Agent: Guided Therapy System
20130303905 - Systems for cosmetic treatment: Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of a hand wand and a removable transducer module having an ultrasound transducer. The system can include a control module that is coupled to the hand wand and has a graphical user interface for controlling the... Agent: Guided Therapy System
20130303907 - Device and system for imaging and blood flow velocity measurement: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging and blood flow velocity measurement within a vessel using a rotational IVUS catheter are disclosed. The rotational IVUS catheter includes a transducer that is mounted to the catheter at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the catheter shaft, such... Agent:
20130303908 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus control method: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is configured to execute an imaging mode of alternately executing a continuous wave Doppler mode of acquiring time-series Doppler data by performing continuous wave transmission/reception with respect to an object and a B mode of acquiring tomogram data represented by luminance by... Agent:
20130303910 - Device, system and method for flow imaging in the body using a swept transducer: An ultrasound imaging system is disclosed. The system comprises an ultrasound emitter and receiver movably disposed within an elongate member, an actuator coupled to the emitter, and a control system. The actuator moves the emitter through a path comprising at least a portion of an arc. The control system controls... Agent:
20130303909 - Laser-induced ultrasonic wave apparatus and method: Laser-induced ultrasonic wave apparatuses and methods of generating images using the same. The laser-induced ultrasonic wave apparatus includes a laser source which irradiates a laser beam to a target object and a thermoelastic material; a thermoelastic material which converts the laser beam to a first ultrasonic wave and irradiates the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130303911 - Ultrasound system and signal processing unit configured for time gain and lateral gain compensation: The present invention provides an ultrasound system, which comprises: a signal acquiring unit to transmit an ultrasound signal to an object and acquire an echo signal reflected from the object; a signal processing unit to control TGC (Time Gain Compensation) and LGC (Lateral Gain Compensation) of the echo signal; a... Agent:
20130303913 - Three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging methods and systems: A method for three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging conducting a first group of line scans on a scanning object at a first group of scanning positions; receiving echo signals from the first group of line scans, and acquiring a first group of scanning line data; carrying out a second group of line... Agent:
20130303912 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and signal processing method thereof: The presently disclosed subject matter is intended to correctly determine an ambient sound velocity at each level of pixels or line images constituting an ultrasound image, and construct a high-precision ultrasound image. A region-of-interest setting unit sets a region of interest on an ultrasound image. A transmission focus control unit... Agent:
20130303914 - Multiple transducer delivery device and method: Embodiments of the present invention allow more full characterization of a stenotic lesion by measuring both pressure drop across the stenotic lesion and the size of the vessel lumen adjacent the stenotic lesion, both with sensors delivered intravascularly to the stenotic lesion site. In preferred embodiments, the size (e.g., inner... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.
20130303915 - Ultrasound apparatus and methods to monitor bodily vessels: An automated 3D ultrasound abdominal vessel monitor is capable of providing automated anatomical and physiological data on the large abdominal vessels, for example the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC). The 3D ultrasound abdominal vessel monitor includes one or more ultrasound transducers built into a housing or frame that in use sits... Agent: Dbmedx Inc
20130303916 - Cardiac output monitoring system and cardiac output measurement method: A processing device included in a cardiac output monitoring system includes an arterial diameter measurement ultrasonic probe that is attached to a neck of a subject, and measures the diameter of the carotid artery, and an arterial diameter measurement control section. A carotid artery diameter control section analyzes an ultrasonic... Agent:
20130303918 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound probe and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus that can maintain surface temperature of an ultrasound probe within a safe range, without reduction in performance. The ultrasound probe includes a casing, a transducer, an electronic circuit, and a heat-transfer construction. Elements of the transducer are aligned at one end of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130303917 - Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: An ultrasound probe and an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus are provided that are capable of reducing the frequency with which false images are generated in an ultrasound diagnostic image. An ultrasound probe of an embodiment comprises a transducer element unit in which multiple groups of transducer elements are arranged, and a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130303919 - Circuit architectures and electrical interfaces for rotational intravascular ultrasound (ivus) devices: Rotational intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to compact and efficient circuit architectures and electrical interfaces for polymer piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (PMUTs) used in rotational IVUS systems. In one embodiment, a rotational intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) device... Agent:
20130303920 - Ultrasound catheter for imaging and blood flow measurement: Rotational intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments are directed to transducer mounting configurations that enable polymer piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (PMUTs) to be used with a Doppler color flow rotational IVUS imaging system. In one embodiment, a rotational intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) device includes: a... Agent:
20130303921 - System and method for measurement of physiological data with light modulation: The present invention discloses a device for measuring physiological data of a subject. It comprises a light modulation unit, an optical detection unit and a signal processing unit. The present invention can operate in an active mode or a passive mode to measure a subject's heart rate, respiratory information, haemoglobin... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited
20130303922 - Heart rate monitor: A signal processing apparatus for determining a heart rate includes a plurality of sensors configured to detect changes in blood properties in a user's skin and a heart rate Kalman filter configured to compute a heart rate on the basis of signals obtained from the plurality of sensors. A method... Agent:
20130303923 - System and method for vascular testing: A vascular testing system includes a first pressure cuff assembly positionable about a limb of a patient and a controller. The first pressure cuff assembly includes a pressure bladder and a first array of acoustic sensors, the first array including a plurality of acoustic sensor elements arranged circumferentially relative to... Agent: Biomedix, Inc.
20130303924 - Planar coil arrangement for a magnetic induction impedance measurement apparatus: A planar coil arrangement (400) for a magnetic induction impedance measurement apparatus comprises an excitation coil (102) configured for generating a magnetic excitation field in an object, and a detection coil (404) configured for detecting a magnetic response field generated in response to the magnetic excitation field inducing a current... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130303925 - Method, device and program to differentiate pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (pmt) from tracking of sinus or atrial tachycardia (at): Dual chamber pacemaker systems can lead to two forms of pacemaker-facilitated tachycardia—pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (PMT) and tracking of sinus or atrial tachycardia. Current pacemaker algorithms can not always differentiate between these two tachycardias. Various embodiments for differentiating these particular mechanisms of pacemaker-facilitated tachycardia, which is based on the specific termination response... Agent: Cornell University
20130303926 - Atrial fibrillation detection: A method of detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib) includes receiving electrical signals representative of a beating heart and measuring atrial activity over a time window of three or more beats. The method may also include measuring beat interval variation over the time window and combining the measures of atrial activity and... Agent: Medicomp, Inc.
20130303927 - Ecg lead set and ecg adapter system: A method for coupling an ECG monitor with an incompatible ECG lead set includes the steps of providing an ECG adapter including an adapter body having at least one monitor connector adapted for coupling to an input of an ECG monitor and at least one lead set receptacle adapted for... Agent:
20130303928 - Systems and methods for determining respiration metrics: Systems, devices and methods provide for acquiring respiration information. A respiration information device includes timer circuitry to time a plurality of shorter time apertures and a plurality of longer time apertures. A respiration sensor, which may be implemented as a transthoracic impedance sensor, is configured to generate a signal indicative... Agent:
20130303929 - Method of and apparatus for detecting upper respiratory bacterial infection from exhaled mammalian breath and colorimetric sensor array cartridge: An upper respiratory bacterial infection is detected from exhaled mammalian breath by using a colorimetric sensor array having a spectral response characteristic that changes when exposed to bacteria-produced analytes in the exhaled breath. A flow regulating system directs a leading portion of the exhaled breath into gaseous communication with the... Agent: Isense Medical Corp
20130303932 - Automated spirogram analysis and interpretation: Automated analysis and interpretation of spirograms is provided to assess lung function of a subject. If the shape of a spirogram plot is deemed suitably reliable, the spirogram may be subsequently used for diagnostic purposes. Quality control of spirograms and/or interpretation of reliable spirograms may use shape templates corresponding to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130303930 - Game-based incentive spirometer and a method of quantifying and recording performance: An incentive spirometry device designed to assist patients with respiratory therapy by means of an electronic air flow sensor that provides patients with visual or other positive feedback when they inhale or exhale at a predetermined flow rate or volume and sustain the act for a predetermined minimum time period.... Agent:
20130303931 - Respiration measurements and dosimetry control in inhalation testing systems: Inhalation measurement systems and methods enable, during inhalant exposure, substantially real-time respiratory measurements of a test subject using techniques that obtain measurements of respiration directly from that test subject, instead of from inhalation chamber parameter measurements. Direct test subject respiratory measurements may be, by way of example only, impedance measurements.... Agent:
20130303933 - Validation process for ipsative assessments: This invention is a validation process for ipsative assessments. Respondents are connected to an Electroencephalograph (EEG) and some or all of the ipsative assessment questions are asked again while connected to the EEG. The EEG measuring frontal lobe responses in terms of gamma waves is compared with the assessment questions.... Agent: Target Training International, Ltd.
20130303934 - Brainavatar: The BrainAvatar of the present invention is a combination of hardware, software and data communications devices used to implement and integrate a full featured electroencephalogram (EEG) based neurofeedback training system. The BrainAvatar is a single platform for blending EEG, Live Z-score Training (LZT), MINI-Q, whole head QEEG, mapping and all... Agent:
20130303935 - Edema evaluation apparatus: An index calculating section calculates an edema index value indicating the level of edema at a target portion of the body of a human subject, according to a bioelectric impedance of the target portion. An edema evaluation section identifies the edema stage corresponding to the edema index value calculated by... Agent: Tanita Corporation
20130303936 - Advanced ovulation predictor device: The invention is a hand-held advanced ovulation predictor device, which includes an advanced ovulation predictor device body, an optical subassembly containing one or more hybrid lenses, an electronics assembly with a light source, switch, and battery, and, optionally, a cover. The preferred embodiment of this invention is one in which... Agent:
20130303937 - Using interaction to measure neural excitation: Assessment of neuron excitation is implemented by quantifying the interaction between focused and unfocused stimulation applied to a cochlear array. By applying focused and unfocused stimulation to the electrode array and comparing the difference in the responses to the two types of stimulation the interaction may be determined. The magnitude... Agent:
20130303939 - Detection of vestibular disorders based on vestibular noise: A method for predicting whether a patient is afflicted by a vestibular disorder includes assaying vestibular noise; identifying a characteristic of the vestibular noise; and at least in part on the basis of the characteristic of the vestibular noise, providing information for predicting that a patient has a vestibular disorder.... Agent: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
20130303938 - Speed and distance estimation test device: The present invention relates to a test device which is designed for measuring the caution and intuitional capability of the individuals, by providing the individual to make an estimate about the position of the stimulus (U1) at a certain time after the visual stimulus (U1) disappears from the screen (20)... Agent: Coskunoz Holding Anonim Sirketi
20130303940 - Audiometric testing devices and methods: Systems and methods for performing automated hearing tests using a hearing assistance device. A system may include a hearing assistance device and an interface device. The hearing assistance device may be configured to provide acoustic stimuli to a subject and the interface device may be configured to receive feedback from... Agent: Audiology Incorporated
20130303941 - Method and apparatus for evaluating dynamic middle ear muscle activity: Provided are methods and devices for evaluating dynamic middle ear muscle activity in a subject. A probe is provided having a speaker and a microphone in sound-wave communication with an eardrum associated with the middle ear muscle of the subject. A sound wave is generated from the speaker and transmitted... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
20130303942 - Implantable pressure sensor: Systems and methods are provided for in vivo measurement of pressure. An implantable sensor assembly includes a pressure sensor configured to provide an analog signal representing pressure and a signal conditioning component configured to convert the pressure sensor output into a digital signal. A transmitter is configured to transmit the... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130303943 - Anti-reflux mechanism for urine collection systems: A urine collection system includes an anti-flux mechanism to reduce the amount of urine that may flow from within the collection bag back into the urine meter. The urine collection system includes a urine meter, a collection member defining at least a first opening for receiving urine from the urine... Agent:
20130303945 - Electromagnetic tip sensor: A medical instrument having a distal tip through which a lumen extends can employ an electromagnetic sensor including a coil that is in the distal tip and winds around the lumen or a coil that is in the distal tip and defines an area having a normal direction that is... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303944 - Off-axis electromagnetic sensor: A sensing system includes an off-axis coil in which wire is wound in loops about a roll axis and at an angle to the roll axis. In particular, the loops define respective areas that have a normal direction at a non-zero angle relative to the roll axis. A field generator... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130303946 - Wearable article for detecting an impact and method of operation: A wearable article for detecting an impact to the head is provided. The wearable article includes a first flexible layer and a second flexible layer. A sensor is disposed between the first flexible layer and the second flexible layer. An indicator device is operably coupled to the sensor, the indicator... Agent: Western New England University
20130303947 - Spasticity measuring device: The invention relates to a device for measuring the spasticity of an articulation of an individual, the articulation being located between a first limb and a second limb, said device being characterised in that it comprises: a first part for receiving all or part of the first limb of the... Agent:Previous industry: Hazardous or toxic waste destruction or containment
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