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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. 02/27/2014 > 108 patent applications in 75 patent subcategories.
20140058186 - Charged-particle beam irradiation device: A charged-particle beam irradiation device, which irradiates an irradiation target with a charged-particle beam, includes a transport line that transports the charged-particle beam and a rotating gantry that is rotatable about a rotation axis. The transport line includes an inclination portion making the charged-particle beam travel so that the charged-particle... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140058185 - Radiation therapy apparatus and control method: According to one embodiment, a radiation therapy apparatus includes a radiation irradiation device, a detector included in a PET scanner, a control unit, and a PET image reconstruction unit. The radiation irradiation device emits a therapeutic radiation. The detector counts light derived from gamma rays, and is provided with a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140058184 - Use of neural stem cells for treatment of malignancy: An improved method for treatment of malignancies is based on the interaction between nerve cells and angiogenesis of malignancies. In general, the method comprises: (1) harvesting neural stem cells; (2) culturing neural stem cells under conditions such that the cells proliferate while retaining their ability to differentiate; (3) applying a... Agent:
20140058187 - Apparatus, system and method for supporting a brachytherapy: An apparatus for supporting a brachytherapy includes at least one radiation means, at least one dose measuring means, and a processing unit. The at least one dose measuring means is configured to be introduced into a target area of an object under treatment which includes at least one target object... Agent:
20140058188 - Energetic modulation of nerves: In some examples, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some examples, different types of energy sources are utilized singly or combined with one another. In some examples, bioactive agents or devices activated by the energy sources are... Agent:
20140058189 - Systems and methods using brain stimulation for treating disorders: Systems and methods are disclosed for electromagnetically stimulating a brain and pairing temporally associated sensory stimulation to treat a neurologic or psychiatric disorder or to enhance cognitive, motor, social, or psychological skills. In addition, a non-invasive brain stimulation device is configured to stimulate a patient's brain by emitting an electromagnetic... Agent:
20140058190 - System and method for controlling pump: Systems and methods including a motor or electromagnets to control the movement of one or more pistons in a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber may include a pump inlet and a pump outlet in fluid communication with the pumping chamber. Surfaces on a piston or pumping chamber may include hydrodynamic... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20140058191 - Endovascular ventricular assist device, using the mathematical objective & principle of superposition: This embodiment suggests new approach for Endovascular Ventricular Assist Device, using the mathematical objective & principle of superposition allow design and calculation of the body response to VAD pump located in the Aorta. This new approach allows minimal invasive Endovascular VAD that result in similar relief to the heart as... Agent: Leviticus Cardio Ltd.
20140058192 - Device to monitor light exposure to assist sleeplessness therapy: A light monitoring device for treating sleeplessness includes a housing and a light sensing and evaluation system. The light sensing and evaluation system includes a light sensor unit, light measure circuitry measuring light of specific frequencies and intensities, and programmable light evaluation circuitry analyzing the light spectrum exposure for the... Agent:
20140058193 - Adjustable tissue support member: An adjustable single-incision sling system, includes a tissue support portion, a first tissue anchor, and a second tissue anchor. The first tissue anchor connects to the tissue support portion via a first arm, which spaces the first tissue anchor from the tissue support portion a fixed first distance. The second... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20140058194 - System and mandrel for creating graft devices: A system for applying a fiber matrix on a tubular member is provided. A mandrel, configured for atraumatic placement within the tubular member, is included. Methods for atraumatic placement of a mandrel into a tubular member are also provided.... Agent: Neograft Technologies, Inc.
20140058195 - Sexual stimulation devices: The present invention relates to a sexual stimulation device. In particular, the present invention relates to a sexual stimulation device having a phallic region, a discus region, and a handle region. In preferred embodiments, the device is configured for simultaneous insertion into a body cavity region (e.g., a vagina) and... Agent:
20140058196 - Sealing structure and antenna apparatus: A sealing structure has: a plate portion that is formed with a harder material than a bendable substrate and interposes an electronic device via the substrate from a top surface and a back surface of the substrate on which the electronic device is mounted; and an elastic body that is... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20140058198 - Light source power based on predetermined sensed condition: A medical instrument having a lighting system for illuminating a target area, the system comprising a light source and associated power controller, the system being configured to move from a first illumination mode to a second illumination mode based on a sensed or determined changed condition, such as predetermined temperature... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olynpus Surgical Technologies America
20140058197 - Low profile electrode assembly: A tissue electrode assembly includes a membrane configured to form an expandable, conformable body that is deployable in a patient. The assembly further includes a flexible circuit positioned on a surface of the membrane and comprising at least one base substrate layer, at least one insulating layer and at least... Agent:
20140058199 - Method for determining measured data from the stomach of a patient: In a method to obtain measurement data from the stomach of a patient using an endoscope, a degassed aqueous drink solution is administered to the stomach of the patient and the measurement data are acquired with the degassed aqueous drink solution present in the stomach.... Agent:
20140058200 - Endoscopic cap: An endoscope support device is provided. The device includes a sleeve extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end. The sleeve includes an inner surface defining a passageway configured for disposal of an endoscope. An end surface of the distal end is spaced from external... Agent: Ninepoint Medical, Inc.
20140058201 - Electronic endoscope device and manufacturing method thereof: An electronic endoscope device with enhanced heat resistance and durability is provided. In the electronic endoscope device, an optical member, and a frame body made of a material having a thermal expansion coefficient different from the optical member and holding the optical member are arranged at an insertion section to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140058202 - Bronchoscope cleaning device and method: A device and method for cleaning and sterilizing a bronchoscope. A caddy is provided for containing the bronchoscope prior to, during, and subsequent to cleaning and disinfection of the bronchoscope. The caddy may be used to transport the sterilized bronchoscope from the cleaning area to an operating suite, while maintaining... Agent:
20140058203 - Endoscope and helical rotation member attached to insertion unit of this endoscope: An insertion apparatus includes insertion unit, a rotation drive mechanism, a first rotation member which is arranged inside the insertion unit and rotates by the rotation drive mechanism, a second rotation member which is attached to an outer peripheral surface of the insertion unit and is adjacent to the first... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20140058204 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes a first flat surface formed at a distal end portion of an insertion part to be inserted into a subject, and orthogonal to an axial direction of the insertion part an observation window provided at the distal end portion for allowing image light of the subject to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140058205 - Methods, systems, and devices for surgical access and insertion: The various embodiments herein relate to systems, devices, and/or methods relating to surgical procedures, and more specifically for accessing an insufflated cavity of a patient and/or positioning surgical systems or devices into the cavity.... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska
20140058206 - Surgical access system and related methods: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction 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.
20140058207 - Expandable thoracic access port: A surgical access assembly for positioning within an opening in tissue including an outer member positionable outside a patient and defining an opening therein to receive a surgical instrument. The outer member has a first portion and a second portion wherein at least one of the first and second portions... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140058208 - Adjustable length access sheath: An adjustable length sheath and a method for adjusting the length of a sheath is disclosed. The adjustable length sheath is primarily designed for uretral access, and for the insertion of a dilator or other medical equipment. The adjustable length sheath has and end cap that is removably attachable, and... Agent:
20140058209 - Blade insert illuminator: An air gap retractor illumination system includes any suitable retractor such as a McCulloch with a channel in the blade to accommodate an air gap illuminator. The illuminator is preferably made from a suitable light conducting plastic material such as acrylic or polycarbonate or silicone. The illuminator has active portions... Agent: Invuity, Inc.
20140058210 - Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae: This invention includes surgical retractors that comprise an expandable frame that includes at least two base components, a connector, and at least two retractor blades attached to the expandable frame Also included are surgical retractors that comprise a housing component that includes a cylindrical portion and a contiguous blade portion,... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140058211 - Retractor illumination system: An apparatus for the efficient provision of directed illumination to a subdermal surgical field that is attachable to or completely forms a surgical retractor blade.... Agent: Invuity, Inc.
20140058218 - Apparatus and method for determining a physiological condition: An apparatus for detecting a physiological condition in a person, comprising input means for receiving at least two physiological parameters, processing means for determining, from the received physiological parameters, a result signal indicative of the presence or onset of said physiological condition, and output means for generating an output indicative... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s
20140058220 - Apparatus, systems and methods for obtaining cleaner physiological information signals: Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored... Agent:
20140058215 - Biological information measuring device: In a body composition monitor (10), a display unit holder (30) is provided at the upper edge of a support column (20). The display unit (60) is connected to the display unit holder (30) so as to slide back and forth. Furthermore, the display unit (60) can be connected to... Agent: Tanita Corporation
20140058219 - Device for recording ultrasound-induced fetal eeg, and method of use: A portable device utilizes an ultrasound probe, which is placed on the abdomen of a mother and allows ultrasound video and pictures, as well as Doppler heartbeat detection of the fetus. It is also capable of recording fetal brain activity induced by constant-wave or pulsed-wave ultrasound stimuli; and analyzing the... Agent:
20140058212 - Electrical impedance detection and ultrasound scanning of body tissue: An apparatus for performing electrical impedance detection and ultrasound scanning of body tissue, the apparatus including: an electrode array for performing electrical impedance detection by applying a first electrical signal to the body tissue, receiving an electrical response signal characteristic of the body tissue, and providing a first output signal... Agent:
20140058216 - Monitoring system and method for visually presenting health state of a subject: The monitoring system for presenting a health state of a subject is disclosed. The monitoring system includes a processor for analyzing multiple health parameters associated with the subject. Based on this analysis, a health state indicator includes multiple gauges for visually presenting the health state of the subject. A gauge... Agent: General Electric Company
20140058217 - Motion artifact mitigation methods and devices for pulse photoplethysmography: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward devices, apparatus, and methods for interfacing a PPG apparatus with the skin surface of a patient and sensing artifacts due to surface motion attributable to contact-based surface motion at or near where the apparatus in contact with the skin surface of the... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20140058214 - System for development of therapeutic drugs and procedures: The present invention relates to a device and method for delivering drugs or sending or receiving information to or from a lab test animal over a long period of time without having the cords attached to the animal tangle as it moves around in its enclosure.... Agent:
20140058213 - Vital signs monitor for controlling power-adjustable examination table: The present invention pertains to devices and methods for increasing the ease of data gathering and efficiency of information flow in a clinical setting. The devices of the present invention comprise medical examination tables, dental examination chairs and vital signs monitors, all of which further comprise integrated hardware and software... Agent: Midmark Corporation
20140058221 - System and methods for locating a radiofrequency transceiver in the human body: Systems and methods described herein use near field communications to locate a radiating transponder, such as a pill swallowed by a patient. The system can be triggered to turn on and transmit an amplitude shift keyed waveform (or other type of waveform) to a set of antennas attached to, coupled... Agent: Rock West Solutions, Inc.
20140058222 - Data transfer device and data transfer system: A device for receiving a transmitting unit that is detachably attachable to a sensor unit configured to be placed on a subject to acquire a biosignal of the subject and that acquires bio-information from the biosignal acquired in the sensor unit to transmit the biosignal to an external device. This... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058223 - Sensor for percutaneous intravascular deployment without an indwelling cannula: The present invention relates to a sensor for percutaneous insertion and intravascular residence without an indwelling cannula. In preferred embodiments, a glucose sensor is inserted into a blood vessel using a removable cannula. After the cannula is removed, the glucose sensor remains within the blood vessel by itself and forms... Agent: Glumetrics, Inc.
20140058224 - Systems and methods for detection of carotenoid-related compounds in biological tissue: A method for measuring and quantifying biological compounds is described. A first side of a sample is illuminated with a light source. Light transmitted from a second side of the sample is detected. The second side of the sample is opposite the first side of the sample. A result is... Agent: Opticks, Inc.
20140058227 - Measuring device, and measuring method: Provided are a transmissive suction mechanism (1), a suction hole (5), provided in the suction mechanism (1), through which skin is pulled into the suction mechanism (1), and an exhaust hole (4), provided in the suction mechanism (1), through which air in the suction mechanism (1) is removed so as... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058226 - Method and apparatus for in vivo optical measurement of blood glucose concentration: A method of non-invasive measurement of the glucose concentration directly in the blood flow utilizes a combination of the differential scattering spectroscopy and confocal scanning laser Doppler microscopy.... Agent:
20140058225 - Optical determination of ph and glucose: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an optical sensor capable of measuring two analytes simultaneously with a single indicator system. In preferred embodiments, the sensor comprises a fluorescent dye having acid and base forms that facilitate ratiometric pH sensing, wherein the dye is further associated with a glucose... Agent: Glumetrics, Inc.
20140058228 - Fluid handling cassette: A fluid handling module that is removably engageable with a bodily fluid analyzer is provided. The module may comprise a fluid handling element, and a fluid component separator that is accessible via the fluid handling element and configured to separate at least one component of a bodily fluid transported to... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation
20140058229 - System and method for detecting fluid responsiveness of a patient: A system is configured to determine a fluid responsiveness index of a patient from a physiological signal. The system may include a sensor configured to be secured to an anatomical portion of the patient, and a monitor operatively connected to the sensor. The sensor is configured to sense a physiological... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20140058230 - Ear sensor: An ear sensor provides a sensor body having a base, legs extending from the base and an optical housing disposed at ends of the legs opposite the base. An optical assembly is disposed in the housing. The sensor body is flexed so as to position the housing over a concha... Agent: Masimo Corporation
20140058231 - Systems and methods for detecting pulses: According to embodiments, systems and methods are provided for detecting pulses in a PPG signal. Local minima and maxima points may be identified in the PPG signal. Each minimum may be paired with an adjacent maximum forming an upstroke segment. Noise may be removed by comparing adjacent segments and ignoring... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
20140058233 - Concentration-measurement device and concentration-measurement method: A concentration measurement apparatus measures a temporal relative change amount (ΔcHb, ΔO2Hb) of either or both of total hemoglobin concentration and oxygenated hemoglobin concentration in the head that vary due to repetition of chest compression, and includes a light incidence section making measurement light incident on the head, a light... Agent: St. Marianna University School Of Medicine
20140058232 - Dilution guided correction (dgc) method and apparatus for adjusting noninvasively measured total hemoglobin measurements and method for evaluating hydration state of a subject using the same: Methods and devices are provided for real time adjustment of noninvasively measured capillary hemoglobin concentration measures for a prediction of invasively measured hemoglobin concentration in large vessels and evaluating and modifying the state of interstitial hydration of an individual by the mVLT method. Implication of mVLT was refined by adding... Agent: Meditasks, LLC
20140058234 - Device for detecting blood-oxygen level associated with one or more mucous membrane regions: A device adapted for insertion into one or more of an esophagus, a stomach, an intestine and a colon for detecting a blood-oxygen level associated with at least one mucous membrane region in said one or more of the esophagus, the stomach, the intestine and the colon is disclosed. The... Agent: Chi Mei Medical Center
20140058235 - Analyte sensor: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20140058236 - Glucose measurement device and methods using rfid: A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition. An antenna is integrated with the glucose sensor strip. An RFID sensor chip is... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140058237 - Handheld diabetes management device with bolus calculator: According to some embodiments of the present disclosure, a device and method for determining an allowable amount of blood glucose (bG) of a patient is disclosed. The method further includes receiving a current bG measurement, determining a target bG value, and determining a correction delta bG value based on one... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20140058238 - Color-coded array of subdermal ribbon needle electrodes for surgical monitoring: The current invention discloses a ribbon strand of four (4) or more color-coded needle electrodes customized for a particular surgical procedure. Each needle electrode includes a needle, a wire with an electrical lead, and an electrical connector. The array of needle electrodes is abuttingly coupled in a linear formation to... Agent: Rochester Electro-medical, Inc.
20140058239 - Fault-tolerant multielectrode array for brain implantable device: A multielectrode array with fault-tolerance for use in conjunction with a brain implantable device includes a sensor grid composed of a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors including primary sensors and spare sensors. The multielectrode array also includes signal processing circuitry associated with the plurality of sensors and a... Agent: Yale University
20140058240 - Implantable medical device electrode assembly: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes an electrode that forms a first snap-fit attachment area and an insulator that forms a through-hole, a second snap-fit attachment area and a third snap-fit attachment area. The second snap-fit attachment area mates with the first snap-fit attachment area of the electrode. The IMD... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20140058241 - Method and apparatus for assessing neurocognitive status: A method and apparatus for neurological assessment are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to assessing central nervous system (CNS) function or the change in CNS function. The system (10) includes a monitoring device (20) for monitoring the brain activity of a patient (5) in response to one or... Agent:
20140058242 - Nerve locator: A device for identifying appropriate nerve stimulation points on a patient is described, for use with an electrical stimulation device. In a first embodiment, the device includes electrodes located on a flexible substrate, a conductive gel layer overlying the electrodes, and a partially conductive removable cover overlying the gel layer.... Agent: Sky Medical Technology Ltd.
20140058243 - Biosensor electrode device and method for fabricating the same: A biosensor electrode device and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The biosensor electrode device comprises a conductive substrate; at least one conductive spring, at least one probe, and an encapsulation member. Two ends of the conductive spring respectively connect with the conductive substrate and the probe. The... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20140058245 - Measuring apparatus: A measuring apparatus is provided including a holding unit holding an object, an acoustic detecting unit including at least one detector which receives, via the holding unit, an acoustic wave generated from the object to which light is irradiated and converts the acoustic wave into an electrical signal, and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058244 - Photoacoustic monitoring: A system comprising a photoacoustic module, an ablation module, and a processor. The photoacoustic module includes a light emitter and an acoustic sensor. The acoustic sensor is configured to provide a sensor output corresponding to a modulated pressure detected in a target tissue in response to light from the emitter.... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota
20140058247 - Information obtaining method and evaluation method: An information obtaining method includes (1) presenting a first visual stimulus to a living body, (2) obtaining brain activity data in the primary visual cortex and a color vision related area during presentation of the first visual stimulus, (3) presenting a second visual stimulus different from the first visual stimulus... Agent:
20140058248 - Mr imaging guided therapy system: The invention relates to a thermal treatment applicator (19) for the deposition of thermal energy within tissue of a body (10) of a patient. The applicator (19), comprises: a plurality of RF antennae (20) for radiating a RF electromagnetic field toward the body (10);—a plurality of RF power amplifiers (21)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140058246 - System and methods for real-time cardiac mapping: A method and system of electroanatomical mapping comprises bringing a patient's image such as a fluoroscopic image and intracardiac signals into a computer based mapping system. Electroanatomical mapping or superimposing of cardiac electrical activity on fluoroscopic image is provided by placing visual indicators on electrode pairs of various catheters including... Agent:
20140058249 - Method and apparatus using magnetic resonance imaging for cancer identification: Embodiments provide a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique and optionally software—collectively referred to as the “shutter-speed” model—to analyze image data of cancer patients. Embodiments provide a minimally invasive, yet precisely accurate, approach to determining whether tumors are malignant or benign by distinguishing the characteristics of contrast reagent activity in benign... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University
20140058250 - Shoulder coil and transmitting coil for magnetic resonance system: A shoulder coil for a magnetic resonance system includes a receiving part. The shoulder coil also includes a transmitting part used for coupling a radio-frequency magnetic field of a body coil of the magnetic resonance system.... Agent:
20140058251 - Device, system, and method for anatomical lesion length estimation: An intravascular measurement system is provided. The system includes a catheter having a plurality of visible markers on a proximal portion that are proportional to a plurality of radiopaque markers on a distal portion. In at least one aspect, the system includes an imaging device adjacent the distal end.... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20140058253 - Methods and apparatus for optoacoustic guidance and confirmation of placement of indwelling medical apparatus: Medical apparatus are disclosed for optoacoustic monitoring of an indwelling unit of the apparatus, where the indwelling unit includes one or more optical components capable of directing pulsed light into an overlying tissue. The apparatus also include one or more acoustic components in contact with an exterior surface of the... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20140058252 - Single hand control device for ultrasound guided injections: Disclosed herein are various device embodiments providing for single-handed operation of dual fluid injection or fluid injection/aspiration. The inventions further contemplate methods of using the devices using real-time imaging technologies. The single-handed device has structures for selectively applying two or more sources of positive or negative pressure through an attachable... Agent:
20140058254 - Heart rate estimating apparatus and method: A heart rate estimating apparatus may include a transmitter to transmit microwave with respect to a subject, a receiver to receive and detect reflected wave from the subject irradiated with the microwave, and acquire a detected result, a sensor to sense a movement of the subject, and acquire a sensed... Agent:
20140058255 - Physiological information detection system: A living organism information detection system is capable of appropriately acquiring desired information such as the existence of a living organism, the condition of the living organism, or the like by irradiating a region to be measured with an electromagnetic wave while scanning the region to be measured to thereby... Agent: Kyushu Tlo Company, Limited
20140058256 - Radar apparatus for detecting multiple life - signs of a subject, a method and a computer program product: The invention relates to a radar apparatus for detecting a life-sign of a subject, comprising a transmitter system for emitting a transmission electromagnetic beam to the chest and/or the abdomen of a subject, a receiving system for receiving first reflected electromagnetic beam data from the chest and/or the abdomen, and... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
20140058257 - Device, system, and method utilizing a radiopaque coil for anatomical lesion length estimation: A catheter is provided with increased flexibility and radiopaque measurement visibility. The radiopaque measurement bands are formed of a continuous coil of radiopaque material defined by areas of tightly packed coils spaced by areas of loosely wound coils. Systems and methods of utilizing the measurement structure are also provided.... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20140058258 - Apparatus for the percutaneous marking of a lesion: A biopsy marking apparatus for placing a radiopaque marker at the location of a percutaneous biopsy. The biopsy marking apparatus comprises an introducer in combination with a radiopaque marker. The introducer ejects the radiopaque marker at the location of the biopsy. The introducer is configured to completely eject the radiopaque... Agent: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. And Bard Shannon Limited
20140058259 - Measuring device: A measuring device is provided. The measuring device includes a propagation velocity calculating unit configured to calculate a propagation velocity of a shear wave generated in a living tissue by an ultrasonic pulse transmitted to the living tissue, wherein the propagation velocity calculating unit is configured to calculate propagation velocities... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
20140058260 - System and method for evaluating tissue: The present invention provides a sensor system for measuring an elastic modulus and a shear modulus and a method for using the sensor system to evaluate a tissue by determining the presence of and/or characterizing abnormal growths. The method involves applying a set of forces of different magnitudes to one... Agent: Drexel University
20140058261 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a display unit, an image generator, an acquiring unit, a rendering processor, and a controller. The display unit displays a stereoscopic image by displaying a parallax image group. The image generator generates an ultrasound image based on reflection waves received by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140058262 - Object information acquiring apparatus, information processing apparatus and object information acquiring method: An object information acquiring apparatus is provided that includes: a plurality of receiving elements which receive an acoustic wave that propagates from an object, and which convert the acoustic wave to a reception signal; an adaptive beamformer that performs adaptive beamforming of adjusting reception directionality in accordance with the reception... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058263 - Adaptive ultrasonic array: An ultrasound array uses information about contact quality with the body to weight produced ultrasound data.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20140058264 - Adaptive ultrasonic array: An ultrasound array uses information about contact quality with the body to weight produced ultrasound data.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20140058265 - Breast ultrasound scanning device: An apparatus and a method are disclosed for obtaining ultrasound images of a patient's breast that is chestwardly compressed with a template that is essentially planar and rotates relative to the breast while one or more ultrasound transducers moving with the template take 2D images of the breast through one... Agent:
20140058266 - Ultrasound imaging system memory architecture: A multiple aperture ultrasound imaging system may be configured to store raw, un-beamformed echo data. Stored echo data may be retrieved and re-beamformed using modified parameters in order to enhance the image or to reveal information that was not visible or not discernible in an original image. Raw echo data... Agent:
20140058267 - Non-invasive continuous doppler monitoring device for arterial blood flow to distal body parts: A Doppler sensor for non-invasive continuous Doppler monitoring for arterial blood flow to a distal body part of a patient that employs a Doppler transducer holder for placement at the distal body part of the patient. The holder is adapted to allow the sensor to be inserted and removed, enabling... Agent:
20140058268 - Echogenic medical needle: There is disclosed a medical needle comprising a needle shaft that defines a longitudinal axis, a tip formed at one end of the shaft, and an ultrasonic reflector formed in an outer surface of the needle shaft. The reflector comprises a first reflector surface that is at an angle of... Agent: Coco Research Pty Ltd.
20140058269 - Ultrasound endoscope: A wiring board electrically connected to a back side of an ultrasound transmitting/receiving section that transmits/receives ultrasound includes a rigid circuit board included in a stiff portion, and a wrapping portion extending out from the rigid circuit board (stiff portion), and a plurality of drive wirings electrically connected to the... Agent:
20140058270 - Matrix ultrasound probe with passive heat dissipation: A matrix array ultrasound probe passively dissipates heat developed by the matrix array transducer and beamformer ASIC away from the distal end of the probe. The heat developed in the transducer stack is coupled to a metallic frame inside the handle of probe. A metallic heatspreader is thermally coupled to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20140058271 - Systems and methods for analysis and treatment of a body lumen: A system for analyzing a body lumen including a flexible conduit that is elongated along a longitudinal axis, the flexible conduit having a proximal end and a distal end; at least one delivery waveguide and at least one collection waveguide extending along the flexible conduit, a transmission output of the... Agent: Angiolight, Inc.
20140058272 - Method of measuring an artefact removed photoplethysmographic (ppg) signal and a measurement system: A method of measuring an artefact removed photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal and a measurement system for measuring an artefact removed photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal are provided. The method comprises obtaining a first set of PPG signals from a plurality of detectors at respective measurement sites using a first illumination; obtaining a second... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation
20140058273 - Apparatus, systems and methods analyzing pressure and volume waveforms in the vasculature: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for analyzing relative compliance in the peripheral vasculature that generally involve generating a plethysmograph (PG) signal, generating one or more pressure waveforms and comparing the pressure waveform(s) relative to the PG signal to determine compliance indexes associated particular regions of the vasculature. A relative... Agent: Cardiophotonics, LLC
20140058274 - Method device and system for monitoring lung ventilation: A method of monitoring lung ventilation of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises recording signals from a plurality of sensing location on the chest of the subject, at least a portion of the signals being indicative of a local motion of the chest at a respective sensing location. The... Agent:
20140058275 - Pressure-sensing medical devices and medical device systems: Medical device systems and methods for making and using medical device systems are disclosed. An example medical device system may include a guidewire. A pressure sensor assembly may be disposed within the guidewire. The pressure sensor assembly may include a pressure sensor and a first optical fiber coupled to the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140058276 - Implantable pressure monitor: An implantable pressure monitor.... Agent: Vital Sensors Holding Company,inc.
20140058277 - Blood flow rate measurement system: The present invention discloses a heat exchanging assembly with a body adaptable to a catheter for measuring blood flow rate with a supply system for providing the heat exchanging medium to the heat exchanging assembly at a constant temperature and constant flow rate. The heat exchanging assembly comprises a heat... Agent: Nanyang Polytechnic
20140058279 - Psychiatric symptom and psychiatric disorder onset risk evaluation method and evaluator using heart rate variability index: An evaluator includes a heart rate variability analyzer A having a heart rate measuring instrument, a heartbeat interval measuring instrument, a frequency analyzer, a sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system index analyzer, and a psychiatric symptom/psychotic disorder onset risk calculator, and a random number generation analyzer having a random number input unit, a... Agent: Gm3 Co., Ltd.,
20140058278 - Systems and methods for detecting ischemic events: Embodiments of the present invention relate to implantable systems, and method for use therein, that can detect myocardial ischemic events. In accordance with specific embodiments of the present invention, short-term fluctuations in cardiac intervals that follow premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are monitored. This allows myocardial ischemic events to be detected... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20140058280 - Health monitoring: Health monitoring devices allow for monitoring of the vital signs of a subject. Wireless devices can enable a subject's cardiac and/or respiratory functions to be monitored remotely, e.g. without the subject being attached to bedside equipment. A cardiac monitoring device may include a substrate, electrodes for measuring ECG signals, and... Agent: Isansys Lifecare Limited
20140058281 - Inline water trap: An inline water trap including a filter component and a panel connector configured to interface with a patient gas monitor. In one embodiment the inline water trap indicates to the patient gas monitor that it is in place and that the patient gas monitor may begin intaking and analyzing the... Agent: Criticare Systems, Inc.
20140058282 - System and method for gastro-intestinal electrical activity: A gastro-electrical activity mapping system and method may comprise a catheter insertable through a natural orifice into the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract and comprising an array of electrodes for contacting an interior surface of a section of the GI tract to detect electrical potentials at multiple electrodes, and comprises a signal... Agent: Auckland Uniservices Limited
20140058285 - Location and deactivation of muscles: Methods and devices for treatment to at least interfere with the function of a muscle are described herein. These methods and devices may have application in cosmetic and plastic surgery, dermatology, suppression of tension and/or migraine-type headaches, pain management, one particular application of the subject matter deals primarily with reducing... Agent:
20140058283 - Method of detecting a sacral nerve: A method of detecting the presence of a sacral nerve in a human subject includes providing an electrical stimulus within an intracorporeal treatment area of the human subject; detecting a physical response of at least one of an external sphincter of the bladder and an external sphincter of the anus;... Agent: Innovative Surgical Solutions, LLC
20140058284 - Nerve monitoring system: A neural monitoring system includes a stimulator configured to provide an electrical stimulus within an intracorporeal treatment area of a subject, an elongate sphincter contraction sensor, and a receiver in communication with the sphincter contraction sensor. The elongate sphincter contraction sensor includes an elongate device body configured to be inserted... Agent: Innovative Surgical Solutions, LLC
20140058286 - Table for performing medical procedures: The table for performing breast biopsies is characterized by features that enhance patient comfort and facilitate performance of the biopsy. An opening in the table allowing the breast to extend below the table top is formed in a removable insert. An area of the insert includes padding. An alternate insert... Agent: Hologic, Inc.
20140058287 - Fluid handling device having a spring mechanism: A fluid handling device includes a receiving container with a piston arranged therein in a displaceable manner, such that the volume of a fluid receiving reservoir may be changed by a displacement of the piston. In addition, the fluid handling device includes an actuation mechanism configured to displace a carrier... Agent:
20140058290 - Method for diagnosing adhd and related behavioral disorders: The invention features methods and systems for the diagnosis of ADHD and related disorders. The methods and systems of the invention can also be used to ascertain how much benefit an individual would derive from a particular therapy.... Agent:
20140058289 - Posture state classification for a medical device: Techniques relate to operating a medical device in response to a detected posture state of a patient. A trigger event such as a request to modify how therapy is being delivered to the patient may cause a determination to be made as to whether the patient's posture state is stable.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20140058288 - Sphincter contraction sensor: An elongate sphincter contraction sensor includes an elongate device body configured to be inserted within a sphincter of the subject; and a force sensor in mechanical communication with the elongate device body and configured to provide a mechanomyography output signal in response to a contact force applied against the elongate... Agent: Innovative Surgical Solutions, LLC
20140058291 - System and method for measuring a body force: An apparatus includes a back plate having an upper surface and a lower surface, a body contact device connected to the back plate, and a measurement device connected to the body contact device. The body contact device resists movement in a direction substantially perpendicular to the upper surface of the... Agent: Abfit Products, LLC02/20/2014 > 125 patent applications in 66 patent subcategories.
20140051904 - Energy application apparatus: The invention relates to an energy application apparatus for applying energy to an object, wherein the object (2) comprises a location (3) with radioactive material and wherein the energy application apparatus (1) comprises a location detection unit being usable for detecting the location with the radioactive material, and an x-ray... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140051906 - Chronic electroaccupuncture using implanted electrodes: A method of providing an implantable stimulation system to achieve chronic or permanent electrical stimulation of acupuncture points to treat a variety of chronic disorders.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20140051905 - Stimulus generation apparatus: There is provided a stimulus generation apparatus including a stimulus generation section which provides a stimulus for promoting fat burning for fat or a satiety center inside a body cavity.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140051907 - Ventricular function assisting devices and methods of use thereof: The present invention provides devices and methods for assisting in the ventricular function of a treated heart, and tools for delivering and attaching elements of said devices to the wall of the heart. In general the devices of the invention are designed to assist in the ventricular function of the... Agent:
20140051908 - Hemodynamic assist device: A hemodynamic flow assist device includes a miniature pump, a basket-like cage enclosing and supporting the pump, and a motor to drive the pump. The device is implanted and retrieved in a minimally invasive manner via percutaneous access to a patient's artery. The device has a first, collapsed configuration to... Agent: Hridaya Inc.
20140051909 - Synchronization control system: The various embodiments herein relate to systems and methods for controlling the operation of a pulsatile heart assist device in a patient. The systems and methods include utilizing sounds and electrical signals produced by the heart to control the operation of the heart assist device.... Agent: Sunshine Heart Company Pty Ltd.
20140051913 - Transport incubator system frame chart mount: A transport incubator system includes an incubator, a system frame, and, optionally, supporting components. Supporting components can include a dampening system, slide-out internal compressed gas cylinder storage trays, a monitor mount, handles, strapping points, a chart and hand-held device holder, an electrical control box, a pneumatic control box, an accessory... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
20140051911 - Transport incubator system frame with adjustable handles: A transport incubator system includes an incubator, a system frame, and, optionally, supporting components. Supporting components can include a dampening system, slide-out internal compressed gas cylinder storage trays, a monitor mount, handles, strapping points, a chart and hand-held device holder, an electrical control box, a pneumatic control box, an accessory... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
20140051912 - Transport incubator system frame with regulator mounts: A transport incubator system includes an incubator, a system frame, and, optionally, supporting components. Supporting components can include a dampening system, slide-out internal compressed gas cylinder storage trays, a monitor mount, handles, strapping points, a chart and hand-held device holder, an electrical control box, a pneumatic control box, an accessory... Agent: Draeger Medical System, Inc.
20140051910 - Transport incubator system frame with tank trays: A transport incubator system includes an incubator, a system frame, and, optionally, supporting components. Supporting components can include a dampening system, slide-out internal compressed gas cylinder storage trays, a monitor mount, handles, strapping points, a chart and hand-held device holder, an electrical control box, a pneumatic control box, an accessory... Agent: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
20140051915 - Fixating means between a mesh and mesh deployment means especially useful for hernia repair surgeries and methods thereof: The present invention provides a fixating means adapted for use in hernia repair surgeries in attaching a mesh and mesh deployment means; said fixating means are attached to said mesh deployment means; and fixating means comprising: (a) a first portion coupled to said deployment means; and, (b) a second portion... Agent:
20140051914 - Gastric bypass band and surgical method: The present invention relates to a nano-enhanced device for substance transfer between the device and a tissue. The device comprises a substrate with substantially aligned carbon nanotubes anchored within the substrate, and with at least one end of the carbon nanotubes protruding from the substrate. The protruding nanotube ends may... Agent: Bariatec Corporation
20140051918 - Laparoscopic gastric band with active agents: A gastric banding system is provided which generally includes a gastric band and an active agent, for example, a metabolic agent or satiety inducing agent. The band may be structured to contain the agent and permit controlled release of the agent to the patient while the band is positioned around... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20140051916 - Method and device for treating dysfunctional cardiac tissue: Various methods and devices are provided for reducing the volume of the ventricles of the heart. In one embodiment, a method for reducing the ventricular volume of a heart chamber is provided including the steps of inserting an anchoring mechanism onto dysfunctional cardiac tissue, deploying one or more anchors into... Agent: Bioventrix, Inc.
20140051919 - Self-adjusting gastric band: A self-adjusting gastric band comprises an inflatable portion that includes a fluid such as saline. A reservoir is spaced from the inflatable portion according to a distance related to a wavelength of a peristaltic wave that propagates through the esophageal-gastric junction. A pressure-relief valve is coupled between the inflatable portion... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20140051917 - Urinary incontinence treatment and devices: A surgical implant for treating urinary incontinence by providing support to a urethra of a patient includes a suburethral support and first and second soft tissue anchors. The suburethral support is formed of a mesh and includes a folded portion formed by a fold in the mesh material, the fold... Agent: Coloplast A/s
20140051920 - Inflatable medical implant system: A medical implant system for implantation in a patient to treat erectile dysfunction includes a first fluid path, an inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder, an electric pump, and implant controller, and an implantable power supply. The inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder is in fluid communication with the first fluid path and is... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20140051921 - Methods and systems for optimizing video streaming: A method for performing a surgical procedure includes adjusting an encoding configuration of a video encoder in response to receiving an input associated with a change of state of a surgical system performing the surgical procedure, and encoding image data of the surgical procedure captured after the change of state... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140051923 - Ped-endoscope image and diagnosis capture system: A personal electronic device (PED)-endoscope image and diagnosis capture system is provided. The system includes a PED adapter having a magnification lens connection side and a PED connection side. A magnification lens is connectable with the lens connection side of the PED adapter. An eyepiece lens coupler is also provided... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
20140051922 - Real-time generation of three- dimensional ultrasound image using a two-dimensional ultrasound transducer in a robotic system: Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an operator to selectively access and... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140051925 - Filter switching device for fluorescence endoscopic television camera system: The present invention provides a filter switching device for a fluorescence endoscopic television camera system, which is configured to conveniently switch filters according to the rotational movement of the camera head, by inducing a change of magnetic forces according to the rotation of the camera head by magnetic substances disposed... Agent: Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
20140051926 - Filter switching device for fluorescence endoscopic television camera system: Methods and devices for orally administering fluids and medical instrumentation to individuals for the promotion of health are disclosed. An apparatus is described comprising a pacifier configured to hold fluid and configured for sucking. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a balloon positioned within a cavity of the pacifier. The... Agent: Pedia Solutions, LLC
20140051924 - In vivo capsule device with electrodes: A capsule endoscopic device with movement control is disclosed. The capsule endoscopic device comprises a capsule housing, one or more electrodes disposed fixedly through the capsule housing and a processing unit inside the capsule housing. The electrodes apply electrical stimulus to living body tissue in a patient's gastrointestinal track. The... Agent:
20140051927 - Electronic cable assemblies for use with medical devices: The present disclosure is directed to a cable assembly for a medical device. The cable assembly may include a plurality of conductors each defining a longitudinal axis. The plurality of conductors may be spaced so that the longitudinal axes of the plurality of conductors are parallel. The cable assembly may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140051928 - Cannula arrangement for minimally invasive surgery: An arrangement for surgery including a hub and a cannula assembly connected thereto. The cannula assembly defines a first fully enclosed chamber extending substantially along a length of the cannula assembly, with the first fully enclosed chamber being coextensive with a head central passage of the hub such that a... Agent:
20140051929 - Hygiene protector for endoscopes, endoscope with hygiene protector, and method for fitting a hygiene protector onto an endoscope: The invention relates to a hygiene protection for endoscopes having at least one working channel (14), wherein the hygiene protection (2) comprises on its distal end a cap (15) with a working channel tube (17) arranged thereon and a protective sheath (21) connected to the cap (15). The hygiene protection... Agent:
20140051930 - Surgical retractor and method of use: A retractor includes a base. A blade is connected to the base and extends between a first end and a second end. The blade includes at least one cavity configured to facilitate movement of the second end relative to the blade. A first member is disposed with the first end... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
20140051931 - Configured and sized cannula: A dilator retractor and the dilators that are used for minimally invasive spinal surgery or other surgery are configured to accommodate the anatomical structure of the patient as by configuring the cross sectional area in an elliptical shape, or by forming a funnel configuration with the wider end at the... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products LLC
20140051932 - Minimally-invasive portal methods for performing lumbar decompression, instrumented fusion/stabilization, and the like: Minimally-invasive portal systems and methods for performing lumbar decompression, instrumented fusion/stabilization, and the like. In some implementations, an access tube defining a depth may be disposed at least partially within the body of a patient. A cross-sectional area of the access tube may be adjusted in one or more dimensions.... Agent: U.s. Spine, Inc.
20140051933 - Single port device having integral filter/vent: A laparoscopic port device includes a compliant port body having a distal and proximal end having a lumen extending therethrough. The lumen has a filtering agent configured to retain or treat particulate contaminates present in insufflation gases. The laparoscopic port device further includes a valve operatively connected with the lumen... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140051935 - Access assembly having undercut structure: An assembly for accessing a body cavity is provided. The access assembly includes a flexible outer sleeve configured to be received through an opening in tissue. The outer sleeve defines a passageway therethrough and a notch formed about an inner surface thereof. The access assembly further includes a support plate... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140051934 - Stabilizing port for surgery for facilitating concurrent introduction of multiple instruments: An access port assembly is provided including an access port having a proximal end and a distal end and a stabilizing anchor mechanically connected to the access port for stabilizing the access port within a tissue incision. An outer circumferential rim of the access port is configured and dimensioned to... Agent:
20140051936 - Ergonomic and versatile handles for tools including surgical instruments: A surgical instrument includes first and second members, with each member including a handle adjacent a first end of the member, a working portion having an inner surface and an outer surface and extending from a second, opposite end of the member, and a pivot portion located between the handle... Agent:
20140051937 - Throat spray device with illumination: A throat spray device with light apparatus, which providing lightening and allow the user of the throat spray to see his or her throat in a mirror, is disclosed in the present invention. Said throat spray device comprises of a throat spray of any kind that is commercially appropriate, a... Agent:
20140051948 - Apparatus for physiological and environmental monitoring with optical and footstep sensors: Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored... Agent:
20140051938 - Device to detect and treat apneas and hypopnea: A method and apparatus for the treatment of Sleep Apnea events and Hypopnea episodes wherein one embodiment comprises a wearable, belt like apparatus containing a microphone and a plethysmograph. The microphone and plethysmograph generate signals that are representative of physiological aspects of respiration, and the signals are transferred to an... Agent:
20140051945 - Expanded frequency electroencephalography/electrocardiography light apparatus and method of use: The invention is an apparatus and method that measures expanded frequencies of electromagnetic activity in a user's brain and heart. The apparatus includes a computer, a display screen, a software program for rapid measurement and digital display of the users electromagnetic brain and heart frequencies above about 500 Hz, a... Agent: Terra Cotta Star LLC
20140051941 - Obtaining physiological measurements using a portable device: An apparatus and method for obtaining one or more physiological measurements associated with a user using a portable device alone or in combination with a detachable unit is disclosed herein. One or more of different types of sensor sets are included in one or more planar surfaces of the portable... Agent: Rare Light, Inc.
20140051939 - Obtaining physiological measurements using ear-located sensors: An apparatus and method for obtaining one or more physiological measurements associated with a user using ear-located sensors is disclosed herein. One or more of different types of sensors are configured to engage a user's ear. In some cases, the sensors will be included in one or both of a... Agent: Rare Light, Inc.
20140051940 - Obtaining physiological measurements using ear-located sensors: An apparatus and method for obtaining one or more physiological measurements associated with a user using ear-located sensors is disclosed herein. One or more of different types of sensors are configured to engage a user's ear. In some cases, the sensors will be included in one or both of a... Agent: Rare Light, Inc.
20140051946 - Re-wearable wireless device: A re-wearable wireless device includes a reusable component to be secured to a disposable component. The reusable component includes a sensor interface to receive signals from an electrode secured to a living subject and monitors physiological and physical parameters associated with the living subject and a cellular wireless communication circuit.... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
20140051947 - S&m to identify a subgroup of adhd at higher risk for complicating conditions: This invention is directed to embodiments of systems and methods to identify a subgroup of ADHD at higher risk for complicating conditions that, for example, may be of concern to an ADHD evaluation, may account for attention and behavior symptoms, and may lead a clinician to exclusion of ADHD from... Agent: Neba Health LLC
20140051942 - Systems and methods for sleep monitoring: A data collection module receives signals generated using at least one of an electromyography (EMG) sensor connected to a user, an electroencephalography (EEG) sensor connected to the user, an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor connected to the user, and an oxygen saturation (SPO2) sensor connected to the user. A mobile computing device... Agent: Good Sleep, LLC
20140051943 - Systems and methods for sleep monitoring: A data collection module for performing a sleep study is described. The data collection module includes a first module, a second module, and a collection control module. The first module receives an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal from an ECG sensor connected to a user. The second module receives an electroencephalography (EEG)... Agent: Good Sleep, LLC
20140051944 - Systems and methods for sleep monitoring: A mobile computing device for performing a sleep study includes a processor, a tangible computer readable medium, and a communications module. The tangible computer readable medium includes a sleep study application embodied as code for: selectively prompting a data collection module to store data samples generated based on signals generated... Agent: Good Sleep, LLC
20140051949 - System and methods for locating relative positions of multiple patient antennas: Systems and methods described herein use near field communications to locate a set of antennas attached to, coupled with, or near the patient. A signal emitted by an antenna in the set of antennas can be received by the other antennas in the set. A second signal can be further... Agent: Rock West Solutions, Inc.
20140051950 - Use of biomarkers and therapeutic agents with surgical devices: Biomarkers are collected and used to determine biological propensities of a patient, to determine the efficacy of medical devices, to select and administer therapeutic agents, to select medical devices, to make adjustments to medical devices, and/or to adjust surgical techniques. An apparatus includes a port to draw a biological fluid... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20140051951 - Apparatus for collection and analysis of human body fluids: The present invention relates to the analysis apparatus capable of collecting the body fluid such as urine or blood, for embodiment urination and measuring or calculating the specific constituent from the collected body urine, and the apparatus for collecting body fluid capable of using by connecting to the analysis apparatus... Agent:
20140051953 - Adaptive calibration system for spectrophotometric measurements: This disclosure describes, among other features, systems and methods for customizing calibration curves, parameter algorithms, and the like to individual users. An initial calibration curve generated based on a population can be used as a starting point in an algorithm for measuring a physiological parameter such as glucose. The measurement... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
20140051952 - Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation: Optical coherence tomography (herein “OCT”) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue. For instance, if OCT is to be used... Agent: Glt Acquisition Corp.
20140051954 - Hemoglobin display and patient treatment: The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique for each patient monitored. The total... Agent: Masimo Corporation
20140051955 - Detecting device: A detecting device includes at least one detecting module. In the detecting module, a light source unit is configured to emit a first beam and a second beam. The wavelength of the first beam is different from that of the second beam. A packaging unit is disposed on the light... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20140051956 - Nirs sensor assembly including electrically conductive and optically transparent emi shielding: A near infrared spectrophotometric sensor assembly for non-invasive monitoring of blood oxygenation levels in a subject's body is provided. The assembly includes at least one light source, at least one light detector operable to detect light emitted by the light source, an electromagnetic interference shielding disposed around at least a... Agent:
20140051957 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140051958 - Analyte meter communication module: Presented herein is a modular analyte measurement system. The analyte measurement system includes an analyte meter and at least one modular attachment. In one embodiment, a modular attachment is provided to communicate with, and transmit/receive data to, one or more external devices. Embodiments of the present invention relate to modular... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140051959 - Machine learning in determining catheter electrode contact: Cardiac catheterization is carried out by memorizing a designation of a contact state between an electrode of the probe and the heart wall as one of an in-contact state and an out-of-contact state, and making a series of determinations of an impedance phase angle of an electrical current passing through... Agent:
20140051960 - Systems and methods to gather and analyze electroencephalographic data: Example devices are disclosed herein that include a first elongated band coupled to a first housing to be located on a first side of a head of a subject and a second housing to be located near a second side of the head of the subject, the first elongated band... Agent:
20140051961 - Systems and methods to gather and analyze electroencephalographic data: Example devices are disclosed herein that include a central body portion and a plurality of extensions extending from the central body portion, each extension having an end coupled to an electrode. The example device also includes an adjustment band disposed along a longitudinal axis of the central body to adjust... Agent:
20140051962 - Detecting loss of full skin contact in patient electrodes: Patient electrodes, patient monitors, defibrillators, wearable defibrillators, software and methods may warn when an electrode stops being fully attached to the patient's skin. A patient electrode includes a pad for attaching to the skin of a patient, a lead coupled to the pad, and a contact detector that can change... Agent: Physio-control, Inc.
20140051963 - Method of detecting signal clipping in a wearable ambulatory medical device: A wearable medical device and method of detecting clipping of ECG signals is disclosed. In one embodiment, the wearable medical device comprises a plurality of ECG sensing electrodes configured to sense an ECG of a patient and an ECG acquisition circuit electrically coupled to a pair of the plurality of... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation
20140051965 - Implantable zero-wire communications system: The present invention provides implantable systems that communicate wirelessly with each other using a unique format that enables devices configurations and applications heretofore not possible. Embodiments of the present invention provide communication apparatuses and methods for exchanging information with implantable medical devices. In some embodiments, two implantable devices communicate with... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
20140051971 - Light irradiating apparatus, control method therefor, and object information acquiring apparatus: A light irradiating apparatus is used, which is characterized by having: a probe including an irradiating unit which guides light to an object, a housing containing the irradiating unit, and a touch sensor acquiring a contact condition amount between the object and the housing; and a controller controlling irradiation with... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140051964 - Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus according to an embodiment comprises: a bed device on which an examinee lies down; a gantry having a tunnel-shaped inner portion into which the bed device moves and inserts a table with which the examinee is in direct contact, and being configured to obtain information... Agent:
20140051970 - Object information acquiring apparatus: The present invention employs an object information acquiring apparatus comprising a probe including a plurality of conversion elements which receive acoustic waves emitted from an object and convert the acoustic waves into received signals, a delay unit which matches phases of the plurality of received signals output from the plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140051969 - Object information acquiring apparatus and method of controlling the same: An object information acquiring apparatus includes a light irradiating unit that radiates light to an object to generate a photoacoustic wave, a transducer that receives the photoacoustic wave, outputs a photoacoustic signal, transmits and receives an ultrasound wave beam to and from the object, and outputs an ultrasound echo signal,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140051966 - Photoacoustic measurement apparatus and probe unit for use therewith: A photoacoustic measurement apparatus which includes a diffuser plate for diffusing laser light inputted from the upstream side of an optical system, a lens system for focusing the laser light diffused by the diffuser plate, and an optical fiber cable which includes an optical fiber having a core and cladding... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140051967 - Photoacoustic measurement apparatus and probe unit for use therewith, and endoscope: A photoacoustic measurement apparatus which includes a diffuser plate which diffuses laser light inputted from the upstream side of an optical system, a lens system which focuses the laser light diffused by the diffuser plate, and an optical fiber cable which includes an optical fiber having a core and cladding... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140051968 - Rectal balloon with sensor cable: An endorectal balloon having a pocket thereon for holding a sensor cable that can be used for radiation dosimetry or to detect motion of the prostate or balloon.... Agent: Radiadyne, LLC
20140051972 - Drug delivery device and applications of same: A drug delivery device includes a catheter having first and second ends; a flexible membrane having a rim securely connected to an inner surface of the catheter to define a first volume between the first end and the flexible membrane, and a second volume between the flexible membrane and the... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20140051976 - Mri apparatus combined with lightfield camera: An MRI apparatus that induces a magnetic resonance signal from an object to be imaged. The apparatus includes: magnet poles for creating a homogeneous magnetic field; and a set of RF coils for generating a radio frequency (RF) excitation pulse in the imaging volume of the apparatus, and for acquiring... Agent:
20140051973 - Mri imaging system for generating a rendered image: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging system, having an MRI device that images at least a portion of an animal. The system includes: a photon transmitter that is introducible within the body of an animal; at least one imaging photon detector that detects fluorescence excited within the animal by transmitted... Agent: Aspect Imaging Ltd
20140051975 - Multiple heterogeneous imaging systems for clinical and preclinical diagnosis: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging system. The system includes: at least one MRI device that images an object; an image processor; at least one photon detector of a first type to generate at least one first optical image of the object; and at least one photon detector of a... Agent:
20140051974 - System and method for mri imaging using polarized light: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging system, including: an MRI device adapted to image at least a portion of an animal; a photon source; an imaging photon detector that detects photons emitted by the photon source; and an image processor that superimposes the MRI image and the photon detector image.... Agent:
20140051978 - Magnetic resonance imaging system for non-contrast mra and magnetic resonance signal acquisition method employed by the same: A magnetic resonance imaging system uses a first RF coil for acquiring a magnetic resonance signal from a subject, and a device for estimating a cardiac phase of the subject based on the magnetic resonance signal acquired by the first RF coil. The first RF coil, for example, can be... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140051977 - Optimal respiratory gating in medical imaging: Methods and computer-readable mediums are provided for obtaining an optimally gated medical image. For example, in one embodiment, a method is provided that acquires medical images in list mode. The method also acquires a respiration correlated signal S(t). Thereafter, a final upper strain threshold value and a final lower strain... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20140051979 - Relaxation-corrected ecg-triggering and navigator-gating technique: A system and method for recording magnetic resonance images with reduced relaxation-related artifacts. The system and method improve the conventional methods for acquiring magnetic resonance images of in vivo tissue by augmenting the procedures for eliminating artifacts caused by motion with procedures for eliminating artifacts caused by spin of the... Agent: University Of Massachusetts
20140051980 - Simulated bone or tissue manipulation: A tissue manipulation system includes Programmable Markers configured to be implanted on opposite sides of one or more portions of tissue within a patient's body, Markers communicating with one another to enable a determination of their relative positions and External Device receiving and transmitting signals to Markers containing information as... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
20140051981 - Method and apparatus for diagnosis of tumor activity using tumor interstitial fluid pressure: A scanning apparatus, is used to effect multiple images of a tumor in which a contrast agent has been localized as a detectable marker over a selected time to map the change in the imaged marker. The rate of change in the imaged marker and/or contrast intensity of the dyed... Agent:
20140051982 - Two-part local shoulder coil, and magnetic resonance tomography apparatus and method employing same: Improved patient comfort is provided by a symmetric local coil arrangement designed to support the production of an MRT image of a shoulder, wherein the housing of the local coil arrangement is composed of two separable parts. The symmetric local shoulder coil arrangement is designed to be useable for either... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140051993 - Automated activation/deactivation of imaging device based on tracked medical device position: Methods and systems for controlling an imaging procedure are provided. A medical device is introduced within a patient, and a position (e.g., location and/or orientation) of the medical device is detected within the patient relative to a reference position (e.g., a previously detected position of the medical device or a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140051989 - Devices adapted for ultrasound location in patients and method of use: The present invention relates to devices including a plurality of voids that enhance visualization of the devices in a patient using ultrasound imaging. The sizes of the voids can vary to accommodate ultrasound devices having different ultrasound wave frequencies. The present invention is also directed to a method for using... Agent: Drexel University
20140051983 - Electromagnetic instrument tracking system with metal distortion detection and unlimited hemisphere operation: Electromagnetic tracking systems and methods for correcting hemispherical ambiguity are described. The system may include a single transmitter having three coils arranged in an industry-standard coil arrangement (ISCA). The tracking system may also contain a receiver having three coils arranged in an ISCA configuration, as well as a fourth coil... Agent:
20140051992 - Localization of a target using in vivo markers: An apparatus and method of localization of a target using in vivo markers is described. The method may include adjusting a position of a target volume within the body relative to a treatment beam using the in vivo markers.... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
20140051990 - Method & apparatus for solid organ tissue approximation: Surgical bolts are useful for solid visceral wound hemostasis. The devices utilize flexible, variable depth transfixing bolts that penetrate the viscera. These bolts bring the tissue into apposition and hold said tissue in apposition while the wound heals. These bolts, or soft tissue rivets, overcome the limitations of sutures that... Agent:
20140051988 - Method and apparatus for representing a biological hollow organ: A method for representing a biological hollow organ is proposed. A 3D data record and a 2D data record are received. The 2D data record includes a part of a medical instrument, which is arranged within the biological hollow organ and has a point which can be detected in the... Agent:
20140051994 - Method for determining a target position for a medical procedure: A method for determining the location, in a coordinate system, of a target position for an invasive medical procedure on a patient. An entry mark that defines the coordinate system and indicates an entry position for the procedure is affixed to the patient. A site marker, which can be identified... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140051985 - Percutaneous nephrolithotomy target finding system: A target finding system identifies a surgical target such as a kidney stone by disposing an emitter such as a magnetic source behind or adjacent the surgical target, and employing a circuit to identify an axis to the emitter, thus defining an axis or path to the surgical target. An... Agent:
20140051987 - Systems and methods for configuring components in a minimally invasive instrument: A catheter system comprises an elongate flexible catheter and a support structure mounted on the catheter. The support structure comprises a first alignment feature and a second alignment feature. The system further comprises a first sensor component mated with the first alignment feature and a second sensor component mated with... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140051986 - Systems and methods for registration of multiple vision systems: A method comprises generating a model of an anatomic region and receiving a true image from an endoscopic image capture probe positioned within the anatomic region. The method further comprises identifying a true fiducial region in the true image and identifying a plurality of virtual tissue structures in the model... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140051984 - Ultrasound probe with integrated electronics: A hand-held ultrasound system includes integrated electronics within an ergonomic housing. The electronics includes control circuitry, beamforming and circuitry transducer drive circuitry. The electronics communicate with a host computer using an industry standard high speed serial bus. The ultrasonic imaging system is operable on a standard, commercially available, user computing... Agent:
20140051991 - X-ray diagnosis apparatus and image processing apparatus: A marker-coordinate detecting unit detects coordinates of a stent marker on a new image when the new image is stored in an image-data storage unit; and then a correction-image creating unit creates a correction image from the new image through, for example, image transformation processing, so as to match up... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140051995 - Imaging system for generating a rendered image: An imaging system having an imaging device for imaging at least a portion of an animal. The imaging device may be of an X-ray computed tomography (CT) type, a positron emission tomography (PET) type, a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) type, or a fluorescence and phosphorescence microscopy (FPM) type. The... Agent: Aspect Imaging Ltd.
20140051996 - Subcutaneous cavity marking device and method: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
20140051997 - Occlusion perfusion catheter: Catheters for occluding, visualizing, irrigating, evacuating, and delivering agents to a treatment area are disclosed. The catheters comprise a catheter body comprising five lumens, first and second occlusion balloons coupled to the catheter body, an optional space-occupying balloon coupled to the catheter body and disposed between the first and second... Agent: Advanced Catheter Therapies
20140051998 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for displaying an elastic image: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus is provided. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a physical quantity calculating unit configured to calculate a physical quantity related to elasticity of biological tissue of a subject based on echo signals obtained by transmission/reception of ultrasound, an elastic image data generating unit configured to generate elastic... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
20140051999 - System and methods for nerve monitoring: A system and related methods for performing nerve detection during surgical access using ultrasound testing during surgery.... Agent:
20140052000 - Ultrasound imaging system and method: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring first 4D ultrasound data of a first partial volume for a first period of time that is longer than an estimated cardiac period and acquiring second 4D ultrasound data of a second partial volume for a second period of time that is... Agent: General Electric Company
20140052001 - Mitral valve detection for transthoracic echocardiography: A mitral valve is detected in transthoracic echocardiography. The ultrasound transducer is positioned against the chest of the patient rather than being inserted within the patient. While data acquired from such scanning may be noisier or have less resolution, the mitral valve may still be automatically detected. Using both B-mode... Agent:
20140052002 - Fluorescent image acquisition and projection apparatus for real-time visualization of invisible fluorescent signal: A fluorescent image acquisition and projection apparatus for real-time visualization of an invisible fluorescent signal is provided. The apparatus visualizes an invisible fluorescent signal generated from a target object (a tissue of a living body, a cell of a living body, or the like) by using a photodetection unit and... Agent: Korea Photonics Technology Institute
20140052003 - Apparatus and method for controlling radiation source variability for optical gas measurement systems: An infrared detector includes a radiation source configured to emit electromagnetic radiation. The detector includes a source monitoring apparatus configured to generate output signals (62) related to electrical resistance through the radiation source. The output signals are used to account for radiation source temperature in measurements by the detector. The... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140052004 - Endoscopic camera illumination system and method: An endoscopic camera system having an imaging device for taking images during an exposure period at a predetermined number of frames per second; an illumination system for providing light for the imaging device; and an illumination controller that supplies a drive current to the illumination system, the illumination controller altering... Agent: Arthrex, Inc.
20140052005 - Endoscope apparatus and measuring method: An endoscope apparatus and a measuring method measure a subject using a pattern projection image obtained by projecting a fringe pattern onto a subject. The endoscope apparatus includes an elongated insertion section, an imaging section at a tip portion of the insertion section to acquire the image of a subject,... Agent:
20140052006 - Systems and methods for pedal revascularization assessment: Diffuse optical flow (DOF) sensors can be used to assess deep tissue flow. DOF sensors positioned on a foot can provide fluctuating light intensity data to an analyzer, which can then determine absolute and/or relative blood flow. The determined absolute and/or relative blood flow can be signaled to an operator,... Agent: Nanyang Technological University
20140052007 - Method and system for determining hrv and rrv and use to identify potential condition onset: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for identifying potential condition onset based upon a combination of Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Respiratory Rate Variability (RRV) and/or confounding factors. The present method and system may involve data collection, a temporal abstraction (TA)-based approach, and data analysis to identify potential... Agent:
20140052008 - Hypertension monitoring and notification device based on context information: Disclosed is a hypertension monitoring and notification device based on context information, which includes a data gain and storage unit for storing bio information of a user, context data, and weather and health information; a user context analysis unit for deducing context information of the user from the bio information... Agent: Gachon University Of Medicine & Science Industry- Academic Cooperation Foundation
20140052009 - Monitoring blood pressure in a medical injection system: A pressure sensor, for example, employed by a medical injection system for monitoring blood pressure, is isolated from relatively high pressures by a volume of a compressible medium, preferably air, or other suitable gas. The volume fills an entirety of a cavity of a pressure transducer assembly, and is enclosed... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.
20140052010 - Exercise determination method, and electronic device: An exercise determination method includes: acquiring a detection value from an acceleration sensor; and controlling, by a processor, starting or stopping of a heart rate sensor depending on the acquired detection value. An electronic device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, configured to acquire a detection... Agent:
20140052011 - System, method and computer program product for detection of changes in health status and risk of imminent illness: A method for analysis of cardiac rhythms and the clinical status of a patient, based on calculations of entropy and moments of time series intervals. An optimal determination is made of segments of data that demonstrate statistical homogeneity, specifically with regard to moments and entropy. The invention also involves calculating... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20140052013 - Method for analysis of complex rhythm disorders: A method of analyzing a complex rhythm disorder in a human heart includes accessing signals from a plurality of sensors disposed spatially in relation to the heart, where the signals are associated with activations of the heart, and identifying a region of the heart having an activation trail that is... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20140052012 - Systems and methods for selectively updating cardiac morphology discrimination templates for use with implantable medical devices: Techniques are provided for updating a morphology template used to discriminate abnormal cardiac rhythms. In one example, a non-weighted candidate morphology template is generated based on far-field R-wave morphology. A weighted candidate morphology template is generated based on an ensemble average of the non-weighted candidate morphology template and a previous... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20140052014 - Mainstream gas analyzer configurable to removably couple with a sidestream gas sampling component: Systems and methods for analyzing respiratory gas are configured to function in both divertive and non-divertive configurations. A mainstream gas analyzer housing economically and removably couples with a sidestream gas sampling component.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140052015 - Qeeg correlates of effective cognitive functioning (memory and problem solving) in diverse clinical conditions: The QEEG correlates of success and failure were examined during the initial input stage of the task (i.e. listening to stories on a CD, reading text silently) and the immediate silent, eyes closed task of recall of the material. The problem solving task (Raven's matrices) QEEG correlates were examined during... Agent:
20140052016 - System and method for diagnosing autism: A system for diagnosing autism comprises a measuring device, a movie display, a speaker, and a computer connected with the measuring device and the speaker. The computer contains a control program therein, the control program being capable of arranging a sequence of human-voiced syllables in a pseudo-random order and allowing... Agent: National Yang-ming University
20140052017 - Touch screen medical diagnostic device and methods: A capacitive touch screen device forms a capacitance between a body part of a user and a sensor layer. The sensor layer of the device includes capacitive sensors that allow a current to flow to the body part from the device when contact is made. The body part contacts the... Agent:
20140052019 - Apparatus and methods for removing spring based multiple biopsy specimens from multiple biopsy storage cylinders before and after biopsy fixation and histopathological processing: An apparatus for removing biopsies from spring based multiple biopsy storage cylinders for analysis. The storage cylinders and spring based biopsy mechanism permit 360 degree biopsy mechanism rotation and increase the number and diameter of biopsies stored. Additional storage cylinder improvements allow closed storage cylinder opening for removing internal plastic... Agent:
20140052020 - Magnetic apparatus and methods of use: Provided herein is a magnetic apparatus for collecting superparamagnetic particles from a subject. The superparamagnetic particles are previously injected into the subject and have ligands bound thereto that are specific for one or more non-cell biomarkers. In one embodiment, the superparamagnetic particles are injected into and retrieved from a cavity... Agent:
20140052018 - Specimen removal bag and methods of using same: A specimen retrieval system for use with minimally invasive surgical procedures is disclosed. The system permits excised tissue having a dimension, a size, a shape, or a volume larger than a natural orifice or a surgical incision used in a minimally invasive procedure to access the surgical site, to be... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140052021 - Removable flash chamber: A needle hub and catheter assembly are disclosed herein. The needle hub includes an introducer needle having a lumen extending therethrough. A needle hub is coupled to a proximal end of the introducer needle. A flash chamber is removably coupled to the needle hub or the introducer needle. An interior... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20140052022 - Flashback blood collection needle: A needle assembly includes a transparent or translucent housing with a fluid inlet and outlet end, a flashback chamber, and a venting mechanism therebetween. The venting mechanism includes a blocking member to control the fluid flow in the venting mechanism so that it flows along the longest path through the... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20140052024 - Blood sampling devices: A blood sampling device includes a housing and a lancet supporting a lancet needle or tip, the lancet and needle being urged or urgeable in a pricking direction. A trigger mechanism is moveable to a fire position for releasing the lancet to travel in the pricking direction. A removable safety... Agent:
20140052025 - Lancets for bodily fluid sampling supplied on a tape: A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. In the lancets' activating position they extend from the tape such that their sharp tips are available for... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20140052023 - Single use lancet assembly: A single use, spring-driven lancet assembly having a housing, a removable cap, a lancet, a lancet trigger member and a spring. The lancet trigger comprises a nose that extends from the front of the housing. When the lancet assembly is pressed against the skin or vice versa, the trigger is... Agent:
20140052026 - Method and apparatus for medical diagnosis: The present disclosure includes a medical device which can assist in detecting tissue stiffness. For example, the present disclosure includes a medical device which can detect tissue stiffness associated with cancerous tissue for detecting cancer in a patient. In addition, the medical device of the present disclosure can be used... Agent: Augmented Medical Intelligence Labs, Inc.
20140052027 - Method and device for real time mechanical imaging of prostate: The present invention relates to a method for real time mechanical imaging of a prostate with a transrectal probe. In the method, generating a composite two- and three-dimensional prostate mechanical image from a plurality of partial mechanical images extracted from pressure response data and a probe orientation data starts with... Agent: Artann Laboratories, Inc.
20140052028 - Methods for determining the size of body parts as part of compression therapy procedures: Methods are disclosed for measuring the size of body parts treated by a compression therapy device. Either the volume or circumference of the body part may be measured. The methods may include evacuating an inflatable compression sleeve to a known pressure, inserting the body part into the compression sleeve, inflating... Agent: Wright Therapy Products, Inc.02/13/2014 > 111 patent applications in 75 patent subcategories.
20140046113 - Treatment planning system, device for calculating a scanning path and particle therapy system: In a particle therapy treatment planning system for creating treatment plan data, the movement of a target (patient's affected area) is extracted from plural tomography images of the target, and the direction of scanning is determined by projecting the extracted movement on a scanning plane scanned by scanning magnets. Irradiation... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20140046114 - Therapeutic electromagnetic stimulation device and method of generating custom data pairs used in said device: Provided is a therapeutic electromagnetic stimulation device for providing magnetic stimulation by applying a magnetic field to a specific site of an object person, the device including: a magnetic field generating means configured to generate one of a therapeutic magnetic field and a detection magnetic field for detection of information... Agent: Osaka University
20140046115 - Apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plant, animal, and human tissue, organs, cells, and molecules: An apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plants, animals, and humans comprising: configuring at least one waveform according to a mathematical model having at least one waveform parameter, said at least one waveform to be coupled to a target pathway structure; choosing a value of said at least one... Agent:
20140046117 - Apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plant, animal, and human tissue, organs, cells, and molecules: An apparatus and method for electromagnetic treatment of plants, animals, and humans comprising: configuring at least one waveform according to a mathematical model having at least one waveform parameter, said at least one waveform to be coupled to a target pathway structure; choosing a value of said at least one... Agent:
20140046116 - Apparatus for stimulating local and higher homeostatic autoregulatory mechanisms in the organism: The invention relates to an apparatus for stimulating local and higher homeostatic autoregulatory mechanisms during the sleep phase and the rest of relaxation phase of the organism by means of a pulsed electromagnetic field. Said apparatus comprises a pulse generator, a control device, and a filed generating device. The pulse... Agent:
20140046118 - Rotary pump with thrust bearings: 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.
20140046119 - Ventricular assist device cannula and ventricular assist device including the same: Provided is a ventricular assist device cannula, and more particularly, a ventricular assist device cannula with electrodes. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a ventricular assist device cannula with electrodes, including: a connecting tube connecting an incision of a body tissue and a ventricular assist device so that... Agent: Libra Heart, Inc.v
20140046120 - Ventricular assist device cannula and ventricular assist device including the same: Provided is a ventricular assist device cannula, and more particularly, a ventricular assist device cannula with electrodes. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a ventricular assist device cannula with electrodes, including: a connecting tube connecting an incision of a body tissue and a ventricular assist device so that... Agent: Libraheart, Inc. V
20140046121 - System and method to trigger breathing response for the reduction of associated anxiety: The present invention relates to a system (10) comprising a display unit (12) configured for displaying video and/or still images, an image source (14) in communication with the display unit (12) so as to allow content of the image source (14) to be displayed on the display unit (12), a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140046122 - Methods and apparatus for securing and tensioning a urethral sling to pubic bone: Improved methods and apparatus to secure a urethral sling to pubic bone in a sub-urethral location to support the urethra and alleviate incontinence are disclosed. The urethral sling is preferably formed of a flexible sheet material extending between opposed first and second sling ends and bounded by opposed first and... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20140046123 - Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway... Agent: Attenuex Technologies, Inc.
20140046124 - Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and can include one or more of an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be... Agent: Attenuex Technologies, Inc.
20140046125 - Methods and systems for performing a medical procedure: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and can include one or more of an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be... Agent: Attenuex Technologies, Inc.
20140046126 - Two-dimensional bar codes in assisted reproductive technologies: A container suitable for storing biological material which is laser etched with a two-dimensional bar code and methods for producing the same. The container can be in the form of a straw having a thickness between about 0.1 mm and about 0.3 mm or can be in the form of... Agent: Inguran, LLC
20140046127 - Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation: One variation of a device for sexual stimulation includes: an interaction module, a power module, and a control module. The interaction module includes a housing, a female power port supported by the housing, and a first and a second vibratory actuator coupled to the female power port, isolated from the... Agent:
20140046128 - Surgical robot system and control method thereof: A control method may be applied to a surgical robot system including a slave robot having a robot arm to which a main surgical tool and an auxiliary surgical tool are coupled, and a master robot having a master manipulator to manipulate the robot arm. The control method includes acquiring... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140046129 - Fiber optic imaging catheter: A steerable imaging catheter is provided, including an elongated catheter tube, at least one steering cable extending along the catheter tube to control the movement of the distal end thereof, and a fiber optic cable extending along the catheter tube. The fiber optic cable transmits illumination light from its proximal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140046130 - Surgical method utilizing transluminal endoscope and instruments: A method of transluminal surgery is provided, which utilizes an endoscopic surgery apparatus having pivotable arms attached by hinges on its distal end. The arms are interchangeable with arms of various configurations. The method includes the steps of inserting an endoscopic surgery apparatus into a body cavity of a patient,... Agent:
20140046131 - Endoscope system and method for operating endoscope system: An endoscope system includes an image acquisition section, an attention area setting section, and a scaling section. The image acquisition section acquires a captured image that includes an object image. The attention area setting section sets an attention area within the captured image based on information from the endoscope system.... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140046132 - Deployable imaging system equipped with solid state imager: A deployable endoscopic imaging module and endoscopic surgical system having an imaging system with solid state variable direction of view navigation features, and manipulated by direct contact force, mechanical linkage and/or magnetic force. A deployable endoscopic imaging module or endoscopic imaging system equipped with solid state variable direction of view... Agent:
20140046134 - Guide sheath: Provided is a guide sheath that is maintained in a desired shape and at a desired position even after a dilator has been pulled out therefrom so that the guide sheath can guide an insertion section to an appropriate position. A cylindrical guide sheath that guides an insertion section of... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140046133 - Self-propelling device: A self-propelling device includes a drive unit and a toroid unit supported thereabout. The toroid unit includes a track structure of a toroid shape and a roller support sleeve inside the track structure. Three belt portions are provided in the track structure with high rigidity. The drive unit includes an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140046135 - Measurement probe: A measurement probe is detachably connected to a living body optical measurement apparatus which optically measures a body tissue. The measurement probe includes an illumination fiber which radiates illumination light on the body tissue, a light reception fiber which receives return light of the illumination light reflected and/or scattered by... Agent:
20140046136 - Device and method for reducing effects of video artifacts: A method for reducing an effect of a video artifact includes adjusting a phase of a second imaging device's video clock signal so that a phase of the second imaging device's video synchronization signal matches a phase of a first imaging device's video synchronization signal. An endoscopic system includes a... Agent: Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.
20140046137 - Retractor cover apparatus and associated methods: A retractor cover apparatus and associated methods is disclosed. The retractor cover apparatus includes a first sheet having a fluid absorbent material. A second sheet has a medical instrument deflection material. A fastening element is positioned substantially along a periphery of the first sheet and the second sheet, wherein at... Agent:
20140046138 - Introducer sheath having profiled reinforcing member: An introducer sheath includes an inner liner having a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough, a coil positioned over the inner liner, and an outer jacket positioned over the liner and the coil. The outer jacket is bonded to the inner liner between the coil turns. The coil turns have a cross-section... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20140046139 - Overtube introducer for use in endoscopic bariatric surgery: This application describes an overtube device that gives diagnostic and/or therapeutic access to body cavities using natural orifices of the body. The overtube includes an elongate flexible body having a distal portion deflectable in response to activation of a control cable. Proximal features of the overtube include an insufflations port... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20140046140 - Cerclage suture removal device: A device for removing a cerclage suture has a shaft sized and shaped to extend from a proximal end outside a vagina to a distal end near a cervix. The shaft also has a blunt end located at the distal end of the shaft and having a taper for allowing... Agent: Eastern Virginia Medical School
20140046141 - Illuminated suction apparatus: An illuminated suction apparatus including a hand-held surgical device combining a high-performance illumination waveguide with suction. This device would be useful in a wide array of various surgical procedures including open and minimally invasive orthopedics.... Agent: Invuity, Inc.
20140046145 - 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: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC
20140046143 - Methods for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring chronic inflammatory response syndrome: The present invention relates generally to the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), kits for use in the methods, and pharmaceutical compositions for use in the methods of treatment. The invention specifically relates to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of CIRS through a comprehensive approach comprising... Agent:
20140046144 - Real-time stress determination of an individual: The present subject matter relates to a computer implemented method for real time determination of stress levels of an individual. The method includes receiving at least one stream of physiological data from at least one primary sensor for a predetermined duration, and preprocessing the at least one stream of physiological... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20140046142 - Tube for inspecting internal organs of a body: An inspection tube for use in the medical practice, in which sensors, such as a miniature electronic camera, are incorporated in the distal face of the tube. The sensors receive energy supplied via conduits running along the length of the tube, preferably embedded within the wall. Signals of the sensors... Agent: Etview Ltd.
20140046146 - Analysis & clearing module, system and method: Modules, systems and methods for clearing substances from a living body are disclosed. A module may include an instructions receiver configured to receive wireless transmissions of instructions from a master controller located outside of the body when the module is inside the body; an energy receiver configured to receive wireless... Agent:
20140046147 - Pharmaceutical dosages delivery system: Pharmaceutical delivery systems for delivering dosages according to the present invention include a carrier component and a cap configured to seal an internal volume of the carrier component, wherein the cap includes a device that produces a unique current signature. Dosages prepared to be delivered according to embodiments of the... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
20140046148 - Analyte sensor: Devices and methods are provided for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. The device can include a sensor having a plurality of sensor elements, each having at least one characteristic that is different from other sensor(s) of the device. In some embodiments, the plurality of sensor elements are each tuned... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20140046149 - Analyte sensor: Devices and methods are provided for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. The device can include a sensor having a plurality of sensor elements, each having at least one characteristic that is different from other sensor(s) of the device. In some embodiments, the plurality of sensor elements are each tuned... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20140046151 - Physiological monitoring using an ocular probing system and method: A method and system perform physiological monitoring. The system includes a first light source and a plurality of optical waveguide couplers, each of the plurality of optical waveguide couplers being arranged at a different predetermined spatial location on an ocular insert to be placed on an eye. The system also... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140046152 - Wireless, handheld, tissue oximetry device: A system includes an enclosure having a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The enclosure includes a display coupled to the processor where the display is visible from an exterior of the enclosure; and a battery within the enclosure coupled to the processor and the display. The enclosure... Agent: Vioptix, Inc.
20140046153 - Monitoring volaemic condition in a human or animal subject: A method for processing data to monitor volaemic condition in a human or animal subject includes identifying one or more reference values for each of one or more haemodynamic variables; receiving haemodynamic data representing the one or more haemodynamic variables measured from the subject over time; for at least one... Agent:
20140046155 - Method and system for providing calibration of an analyte sensor in an analyte monitoring system: Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor sensitivity based on the variance in the detected measured response is provided... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140046156 - Method and system for providing calibration of an analyte sensor in an analyte monitoring system: Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor sensitivity based on the variance in the detected measured response is provided... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140046157 - Method and system for providing calibration of an analyte sensor in an analyte monitoring system: Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor sensitivity based on the variance in the detected measured response is provided... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140046154 - Methods and systems for detecting the hydration of sensors: A sensor system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes a connection detection device, a power source, and a delay circuit. The connection detection device determines if the sensor electronics device is connected to the sensor and... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20140046158 - Polymer membranes for continuous analyte sensors: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.
20140046159 - Cgm-based prevention of hypoglycemia via hypoglycemia risk assessment and smooth reduction of insulin delivery: An aspect of an embodiment or partial embodiment of the present invention (or combinations of various embodiments in whole or in part of the present invention) comprises, but not limited thereto, a method and system (and related computer program product) for continually assessing the risk of hypoglycemia for a patient... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20140046160 - Measurement device: A measurement device includes a housing that has an attached biosensor that includes a reagent selectively responding to a specific analyte in a biological fluid, and is configured so as to be carried by a user, an analyte measurer that measures a concentration of the specific analyte with a biosensor,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140046161 - Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20140046162 - System and method for measuring absolute cardiac volume using a combined blood and muscle conductivity model: A method for real-time observation of absolute ventricular volume wherein electrical measurements are made with a tetra polar catheter and compared to electrical measurements in a database, said database being assembled using electric field theory to predict the non-linear relation between blood volume and electrical measurements between a fist limit... Agent: Transonic Scisense Inc.
20140046163 - Fiber optic assisted medical lead: A medical device for placing a medical lead in the human body using minimally invasive techniques is described. One lead includes a lead body connected to a lead head having an aperture for providing fiber optic access to the interior of a helical electrode. The fiber optic shaft may be... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20140046164 - Methods for assessing the electrical potential of cells: A method of using an apparatus for assessing the electrical potential of cells in a living organism using a high-density sensor array having a density of at least about 9 electrodes per square inch for measuring the potential of the static and quasi-static electromagnetic fields of the group of cells... Agent:
20140046166 - Object information acquiring apparatus, control method thereof, and method for determination of contact: The present invention employs an object information acquiring apparatus having: a photoacoustic probe unit including a light irradiating unit which irradiates light, and a probe which receives a photoacoustic wave generated from an object irradiated with light while transmitting an ultrasound wave to the object and receiving a reflected wave... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046165 - Specimen information acquisition apparatus and method therefor: There is provided a specimen information acquisition apparatus that can obtain an image in which an influence of a local fluence distribution in a specimen is reduced. A signal processing apparatus includes a region extraction unit and an optical constant estimation unit. The region extraction unit extracts two or more... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046167 - Fiber optic systems for mri suites and related devices and methods: Fiber optic systems with an MR compatible mouse in an MR scanner room that connects to a fiber optic computer mouse interface that is attached to a fiber optic cable that connects to a USB port of a computer in the MR control room to allow the mouse in the... Agent: Mri Interventions, Inc.
20140046168 - Magnetic resonance imaging system: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system obtains an MR image of an object. The system detects an ECG signal and performs a pulse sequence of RF gradient magnetic fields toward the object. Imaging defined by the pulse sequence is longer in temporal length than one heartbeat. The system further acquires... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140046169 - Methods, systems, and devices for spine centrum extraction and intervertebral disk dividing: Devices, systems, and methods for spine centrum extraction and intervertebral disk dividing are disclosed.... Agent:
20140046170 - Brain volumetric measuring method and system using the same: The present invention discloses a brain volumetric measuring method for measuring brain volumetric changes of a subject. The method at least comprises the following steps. First, a light source is provide and emitted into the head of the subject through a light source emitting position. And then, a first optical... Agent:
20140046171 - Method and apparatus for identifying at least one radiation-attenuating implant for medical mr-pet imaging: A method is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes segmentation of an implant present in a target object by diverging the attenuation of the MR signals caused by the implant from a threshold value; determination of a suitable attenuation coefficient and consideration of the attenuation coefficient in... Agent:
20140046172 - Method and apparatus for tracking a position of a tumor: Provided is a method and apparatus for tracking a tumor position, which changes by the movement of a body. According to various aspects, a location of a tumor position of a target organ may be estimated using images of one or more surrounding organs.... Agent:
20140046173 - Ultrasound vibrometry with unfocused ultrasound: Methods for measuring mechanical properties of an object or subject under examination with an ultrasound system and using unfocused ultrasound energy are provided. Shear waves that propagate in the object or subject are produced by applying unfocused ultrasound energy to the object or subject, and measurement data is acquired by... Agent:
20140046174 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A microwave ablation system configured for use in luminal network is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a microwave energy source. A tool for treating tissue is provided with the microwave ablation system. An extended working channel is configured to provide passage for the tool. A locatable guide catheter is... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046175 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A microwave ablation system configured for use in luminal network is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a microwave energy source and a tool for treating tissue. An extended working channel is configured to provide passage for the tool. A locatable guide, translatable through the extended working channel, is configured... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046176 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A method for treating lung tissue of a patient is provided. A pathway to a point of interest in a lung of a patient is generated. An extended working channel is advanced transorally into the lung and along the pathway to the point of interest. The extended working channel is... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046178 - Real-time medical device visualization using nanomaterials: A medical device and methods for locating the device include a structure having a length dimension and a surface (102). A volume (106) is associated with the surface and extends along a portion of the length dimension. Nanomaterials (108) are incorporated in the volume and configured to be responsive to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140046177 - X-ray radiographic apparatus: Provided is an X-ray radiographic apparatus capable of accurately recognizing a position and orientation of a tip portion of an endoscope, wherein the X-ray radiographic apparatus includes a navigation processing part 70 for specifying a direction and position of an endoscope 50 and assisting an operation of the endoscope 50.... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20140046179 - Dual-isotope positron emitting tomography for disease evaluation: Simultaneous dual-isotope positron emission tomography (PET) is used to improve disease evaluation. Two distinct molecular probes are simultaneously provided to the imaging target. One of the probes is labeled with a radionuclide that emits positrons to provide double coincidence events in PET. The other probe is labeled with a radionuclide... Agent:
20140046180 - Inclined pet device and pet combined device: An inclined PET device is provided in which the cut plane of a detector ring upon which a plurality of PET detectors are disposed is inclined so that it does not intersect perpendicularly with the long axis of a bed that carries a subject to be examined and in which... Agent: National Institute Of Radiological Sciences
20140046181 - Acoustically responsive particles with decreased cavitation threshold: Techniques, systems, devices and materials are disclosed for implementing and fabricating drug delivery and imaging vehicles, which are activated in the body at a tissue of interest by focused ultrasound. In one aspect, a drug delivery vehicle can include a carrier having an outer membrane that envelopes an acoustic sensitizer... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20140046182 - Methods and devices for determining lumen occlusion: Embodiments of the present invention describe methods of determining the occlusion of body lumens and apparatuses for doing so. In one particular embodiment, the occlusion of the fallopian tubes by an intrafallopian contraceptive device may be confirmed by contrast enhanced ultrasonography (also known as stimulated acoustic emission hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography). In... Agent:
20140046184 - Contactless sleep disorder screening system: Provided are systems (100) and methods (200) for providing contact-less sleep disorder diagnosis, including a sound input device (103) and/or a movement detector (105) that receive sound and/or movement data originating from a patient in a sleeping environment, respectively. Also included is a computer-implemented device (109) that receives and stores... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140046183 - Method and apparatus for analyzing elastography of tissue using ultrasound waves: A method and apparatus for analyzing elastography of tissue using ultrasound waves, wherein elastography information of tissue in a region of interest (ROI) is analyzed by irradiating ultrasound waves for diagnosis towards the ROI to which a shear wave is induced from an ultrasound probe, receiving echo ultrasound waves, and... Agent:
20140046185 - Apparatuses and methods for user interactions during ultrasound imaging: An ultrasound imaging apparatus configured with a touch screen display and computer aided measurement and/or diagnosis capability. In response to a touch input, image parameters for the computer aided measurement and/or diagnosis are determined from an analysis of the ultrasound image. A touch screen user interface allows the user to... Agent:
20140046186 - Bone surface image reconstruction using ultrasound: An ultrasonic transducer element can configured to generate ultrasonic energy directed into tissue of a subject and configured to receive a portion of the ultrasonic energy reflected by a target located within the tissue. The ultrasonic transducer can include a surface configured to provide or receive the ultrasonic energy, the... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20140046188 - System and method for ultrasonic diagnostics: A system for ultrasound imaging including an ultrasound transducer array housed in a single patch and comprising a plurality of ultrasound sensor elements and associated electronic; a beamformer electrically coupled to the ultrasound transducer array patch for combining outputs of said ultrasound sensor elements; and a CPU electrically coupled to... Agent:
20140046187 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic imaging method: Described is an ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus which includes an ultrasound probe and which generates ultrasound image data sets for displaying an ultrasound image. The ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus includes a transmitting unit which performs ultrasound scanning for a plurality of times so that a part of or all of... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140046189 - Frequency domain analysis transform of renal blood flow doppler signal to determine stress levels: A method of determining stress based on renal blood flow. The method includes receiving data indicating renal blood flow of a subject. The method also includes calculating a power spectrum of a signal derived from the data. The power spectrum indicates a stress level of the subject.... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140046190 - Ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound endoscope having an ultrasound probe that is provided at a rigid portion at a distal end of an insertion portion, a cable that transmits electrical signals to and from the ultrasound probe, and a rigid flexible substrate that is interposed between the ultrasound probe and the cable to... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20140046191 - Luminescent tension-indicating orthopedic strain gauges for non-invasive measurements through tissue: Strain gauges that can provide information with regard to the state of implantable devices are described. The strain gauges can exhibit luminescence that is detectable through living tissue, and the detectable luminescent emission can vary according to the strain applied to the gauge. A change in residual strain of the... Agent: Clemson University
20140046192 - Temperature measurement system: A method of determining a temperature of a patient includes measuring a first temperature of the patient with a temperature device without contacting the patient with the device, and measuring a second temperature of the patient by contacting a measurement site of the patient with the device. The method also... Agent:
20140046194 - Coupler assembly for catheters: Coupler assemblies and methods are disclosed as the coupler assemblies may be used with a catheter. An exemplary coupler assembly includes a spherical linkage coupler for a catheter. The coupler comprises a first cylinder portion for connecting to a structure, and a second cylinder portion for connecting to a distal... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
20140046193 - Desktop-based opto-cognitive device and system for cognitive assessment: A highly portable desktop arrangement for cognitive testing which eliminates environmental effects is provided by a clam shell enclosure having a face mask on one face and housing a computer screen at an opposing wall, with accurate gaze direction measurement made by determining the position of the pupil if an... Agent:
20140046195 - In vivo bioluminescence monitoring apparatus: Apparatus for real-time in vivo bioluminescence monitoring in a conscious small animal, comprising a light-tight enclosure (4) with a base (16), side wall (19) and cover (20) configured for housing the small animal such that it may move freely, a bioluminescence detector system (6) comprising a light detector (22) for... Agent: Universite De Geneve
20140046197 - Classification of tumor tissue with a personalized threshold: The present invention deals with discrimination of malignant tissue from normal and benign tissue in a single patient on the basis of optical spectroscopic measurements. Starting from spectroscopic measurements in normal tissue, reference values are obtained for the normal class. With spectroscopic measurements in other tissues data points can be... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140046196 - Mesoscopic tumor microenvironment imaging with improved contrast: An apparatus and method of mesoscopic imaging which provide improved contrast to changes in tumor microenvironments are disclosed. The apparatus includes a light which illuminates tissue in vivo, a spectrometer which varies at least one parameter of the light, and optics which transmit light backscattered from the tissue. The optics... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation
20140046198 - Physiological monitoring using an ocular probing system and method: A method and system perform physiological monitoring. The system includes a first light source and a plurality of optical waveguide couplers, each of the plurality of optical waveguide couplers being arranged at a different predetermined spatial location on an ocular insert to be placed on an eye. The system also... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140046199 - Method for measuring human vital signs and portable terminal adopting the same: A method for measuring human vital signs and a portable terminal adopting the same provides accurate measurements without increasing the thickness of power usage of the portable terminal. The portable terminal includes: a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor module disposed on a predetermined position of a portable terminal main body... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140046200 - Monitoring of heart sounds: This document discusses, among other things, a system comprising an implantable medical device (IMD) including an implantable heart sound sensor circuit configured to produce an electrical heart sound signal representative of a heart sound of a subject and a processor circuit. The processor circuit is coupled to the heart sound... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
20140046201 - Continuous positioning apparatus and methods: Improved apparatus and methods for non-invasively assessing one or more parameters associated with systems such as fluidic circulating systems (e.g., the circulatory system of a living organism). In a first aspect, an improved method of continuously measuring pressure from a compressible vessel is disclosed, wherein a substantially optimal level of... Agent:
20140046202 - Noninvasive systems for aortic aneurysm evaluation: Hardware and software methodology are described for non-invasive approaches to aortic aneurysm evaluation using ultrasound, microwave, and/or other radiofrequency (RF) techniques. Embodiments can be used to diagnose AAA and other aortic aneurysm conditions by non-invasive measurement and computation of displacement-based wave intensity (DWI) and/or displacement-based reflected wave intensity (DRWI) along... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20140046203 - Algorithm for detecting a seizure from cardiac data: Methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting the seizure in a patient using a medical device. The determination is performed by collecting cardiac data determining valid heart beats suitable for seizure detection from the cardiac data; calculating heart rate data of interest from the valid heart beats; and identifying a seizure... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
20140046204 - Methods and devices for accurately classifying cardiac activity: Methods, systems, and devices for signal analysis in an implanted cardiac monitoring and treatment device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. In illustrative examples, captured data including detected events is analyzed to identify likely overdetection of cardiac events. In some illustrative examples, when overdetection is identified, data may be modified... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.
20140046205 - Apparatus and method for estimating stroke volume of the heart using bio-impedance techniques: A method of estimating stroke volume of the heart is described. In this method, the volume of the heart is estimated from electrical impedance data of the chest, at two different phases of the cardiac cycle. The stroke volume is estimated from the difference between the volumes estimated at the... Agent: Tel Aviv University Future Technology Development L.p.
20140046206 - Robust rate calculation in an implantable cardiac stimulus or monitoring device: Devices and methods for analyzing cardiac signal data. An illustrative method includes identifying a plurality of detected events and measuring intervals between the detected events for use in rate estimation. In the illustrative embodiment, a set of intervals is used to make the rate estimation by first discarding selected intervals... Agent: Cameron Health, Inc.
20140046207 - Determination of site of origin for a natural electrical pulse in a living body: Techniques include determining a first vector of temporal changes in electrical data measured at multiple electrical sensors positioned at corresponding locations on a surface of a living body due to a natural electrical pulse. A different vector of temporal changes in electrical data measured at the same electrical sensors is... Agent: University Of Maryland, Baltimore
20140046208 - Compressive sampling of physiological signals using time-frequency dictionaries based on modulated discrete prolate spheroidal sequences: A method of sampling and reconstructing an original physiological signal obtained from a subject includes acquiring a number of samples of the original physiological signal, and generating a reconstructed physiological signal using the samples and a time-frequency dictionary, the time-frequency dictionary having bases which are modulated discrete prolate spheroidal sequences.... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh-of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
20140046209 - Monitoring, predicting and treating clinical episodes: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a subject who is undergoing respiration. A motion sensor senses motion of a subject. A breathing pattern analysis unit analyzes components of the sensed motion that result from the subject's respiration. The breathing pattern analysis unit includes double-movement-respiration-cycle-pattern-identification functionality that designates respiration... Agent: Earlysense Ltd.
20140046210 - Field of view matching in a visual prosthesis: A visual prosthesis apparatus including a video capture device for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the video capture device, the video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns, and a stimulation system configured to stimulate subject's neural tissue based on the... Agent:
20140046211 - Microwave ablation catheter and method of utilizing the same: A method for treating tissue through a branched luminal network of a patient is provided. A pathway to a point of interest in branched luminal network of a patient is generated. An extended working channel is advanced transorally into the branched luminal network and along the pathway to the point... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140046212 - Patient positioning and imaging system: The present invention provides a medical imaging system comprising a guidance means for guiding a carriage along the longitudinal direction of a patient couch, and an imaging ring system with a carriage ring fixed to the carriage, a first rotatable ring carrying a first imaging unit, and a second rotatable... Agent:
20140046213 - Device for assisting with the sampling of a biological fluid present in a cavity: A device for assisting with the sampling of a biological fluid present in a cavity, which device can co-operate with a puncture needle, the device including a holding member for keeping the device and the needle rigidly connected to one another while the needle is being inserted into the cavity;... Agent: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Paris
20140046214 - Systems and methods for phlebotomy through a peripheral iv catheter: An apparatus for performing phlebotomy through a peripheral intravenous line. The apparatus includes an introducer and a catheter configured to advance the catheter through a peripheral intravenous line. A y-adapter with a port of larger diameter is configured to receive the catheter and place in fluid communication with the peripheral... Agent: Creative Vascular, LLC.
20140046215 - Assay device for testing an analyte in samples: This invention provides an assay device for testing an analyte in samples, comprising a chamber with an opening for collecting samples, a test element, and a sound indication structure. The indication structure creates sound by vibrating after the structure deforms and would move back to the original position. The assay... Agent:
20140046216 - Guidewire: A guidewire has a coil with a side of the coil winds having solid physical connections between the coil winds to prevent the connected coil wind side from expanding resulting from the application of force by an actuating member. The application of longitudinal force to the coil causes the unconnected... Agent: Device Source, LLC
20140046217 - Vascular locator device and method for locating a vessel: A vessel locator apparatus (30) having a locator housing, and an elongated cavity defined in the locator housing, is described. The vessel locator apparatus include a superelastic wire (46) positioned at least partially in the elongated cavity, the superelastic having a proximal end and a distal end. The superelastic wire... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140046218 - Vibration detecting apparatus, vibration detecting method, vibration detecting system, and program: There is provided a vibration detecting apparatus including a biological vibration detecting unit that is capable of detecting a biological vibration, and a correction filter that corrects a frequency characteristic and a phase characteristic of a vibration signal obtained by the biological vibration detecting unit with at least an inverse... Agent:
20140046219 - Annuloplasty sizers for minimally invasive procedures: A sizing plate for sizing a native valve annulus in a patient's heart for either valve replacement or repair during a minimally invasive surgical procedure is shown and described. The sizing plate is generally shaped such that it corresponds to the shape of the native valve annulus. Additionally, a thickness... Agent: Sorin Group Usa, Inc.
20140046220 - Method and device for locating a vessel and for closing a vascular puncture site: A vascular closure device (20) having a proximal end and a distal end is described. The vascular closure device may include an insertion sheath (28), a handle, and a locator anchor (38) positionable distally outside a distal end of the insertion sheath when the handle is in a first position.... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
20140046221 - Diagnosis and prediction of obstructive sleep apnea: A tongue location monitoring system, including, one or more position circuits that respond to transmissions from a transceiver, a transceiver that transmits to the one or more position circuits, a control circuit coupled to the transceiver; wherein the control circuit determines the location of a person's tongue based on the... Agent:
20140046222 - Automated scratch detection system and signal processing algorithm for the study of pruritus in animals: The invention provides a method for automated assessment of pruritus comprising detecting movement of a band located on a limb of a subject animal so as to obtain a signal associated with the detection movement, processing the signal associated with the detected movement through an algorithm configured to establish a... Agent:
20140046223 - Sensor fusion for activity identification: A mobile device monitors accelerations using one or more inertial sensors. A user activity is identified based on the accelerations. A first estimation is made of a user activity statistic associated with the user activity based on the accelerations. Location information is obtained by one or more location based sensors.... Agent:Previous industry: Hazardous or toxic waste destruction or containment
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