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Surgery

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09/04/2014 > 106 patent applications in 67 patent subcategories.

20140249348 - Method and apparatus for emission guided radiation therapy: An apparatus comprising a radiation source, coincident positron emission detectors configured to detect coincident positron annihilation emissions originating within a coordinate system, and a controller coupled to the radiation source and the coincident positron emission detectors, the controller configured to identify coincident positron annihilation emission paths intersecting one or more... Agent: Reflexion Medical, Inc.

20140249347 - Use of pyridone derivatives in the prevention or treatment of tissue or organ toxicity induced by cytotoxic agents and radiation: The present invention is directed to a novel use of pyridone derivatives such as pirfenidone for the prevention and treatment of damages to tissues or organs induced by various cytotoxic agents, such as chemotherapeutic agents, biologics, immunosuppressants and radiation. Such prophylactic and/or therapeutic effects of the pyridone derivatives make it... Agent: Shanghai Genomics, Inc.

20140249349 - Valveless pet infusion system: A device for delivery of a radiopharmaceutical and, in some embodiments, delivery of a pharmaceutical agent are provided herein.... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140249350 - Apparatus for fractionation and infusion of radiopharmaceutical products: Apparatus for fractionation and infusion of radiopharmaceuticals, including a fractionation unit (1) for fractionation into a number of calibrated doses of an amount of radioactive liquid contained in a multidose vial (VE), and a unit (2) for transferring the doses from the fractionation unit (1) to a device (3) for... Agent: Tema Sinergie S.p.a.

20140249351 - Microparticles for selectively targeted hyperthermia: A microparticle composition(s) comprising nanomagnetic particles and a matrix, wherein said microparticle composition(s) have a least one of the following properties: (a) a VAR of at least about 1 Watts/cm3 subject to appropriate field conditions; (b) a density of about 2.7 or less: or (c) a size of about 100... Agent: Sirtex Medical Limited

20140249352 - Transcranial magnetic stimulation system and methods: A system and methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation, the system including a helmet, a positioning portion, a stimulator and a cooling system, are disclosed. The helmet includes a coil for deep brain magnetic stimulation. The coil has a base portion, and return portions, which may include a protruding return portion... Agent: Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary,

20140249354 - Immersive, flux-guided, micro-coil apparatus and method: A PEMF web using immersive, flux-guided, micro-coils to direct intense, deeply penetrating, magnetic flux into a subject from each micro-coil capable of pointing in an arbitrary direction. Micro-coils are spooled around iron cores, insulated properly, and soldered to connecting wires, all embedded in a polymeric resin, such as cold-cured silicone... Agent: Pulse, LLC

20140249353 - Method and apparatus for determining effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation to a brain: The present invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for determining one or more cumulative effects of an application of transcranial magnetic stimulation to the brain of a subject, as well as a method and apparatus of representing same. According to an aspect of certain embodiments of the invention... Agent: Nexstim Oy

20140249355 - Pulsed electromagnetic field device with adhesive applicator: Systems and techniques for applying an electromagnetic field to bodily tissue include a self-contained and portable electromagnetic field generating device adhered to a surface with an adhesive composition on the applicator such that the radiated electromagnetic fields impinge upon the bodily tissue. The adhesive composition may include a therapeutic substance... Agent: Bioelectronics Corp.

20140249357 - Devices, methods and systems for establishing supplemental blood flow in the circulatory system: A cannula for insertion through a biologic tissue. The cannula includes a shaft having proximal and distal end portions with a lumen therebetween. The cannula further includes a tip having a proximal end portion, a distal tip end, and a lumen therebetween. The proximal end portion of the tip is... Agent: Circulite, Inc.

20140249356 - Intelligent nanomagnetic cardiac assist device for a failing heart: The present invention is directed to a contractible and expandable jacket configured to encase at least a portion of a patient's heart. The jacket has a plurality of individual contractile cells with each of the cells having a first electrically conductive coil and a second electrically conductive coil spaced from... Agent:

20140249359 - Sound machine with pseudo random white noise generator: A sound machine having a pseudo random white noise generator provides white noise sound therapy of selectable tone/texture, bandwidth and/or peak frequency to those suffering from tinnitus or others seeking noise-masking or sleep or relaxation. The sound machine having a pseudo random white noise generator includes a user input interface... Agent: Headwaters, Inc.

20140249360 - System for providing biofeedback: The invention relates to a system (102) for providing biofeedback to a person (104). The system (102) comprises a source (106) for generating a source signal (108) and a transducer (110) for generating a measurement signal (112) in response to a physiological parameter (114) indicative for mental relaxation of the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20140249358 - Systems and methods for music therapy: Systems and methods for using particular types of music compositions having certain characteristics to treat depression and related disorders, autism, and other disorders are described. The music for use in music therapy efforts includes characteristics for modification of the psycho-physiological apparatus and response including the use of vocal invented language... Agent:

20140249362 - Implantable mesh combining biodegradable and non-biodegradable fibers: Disclosed are mesh materials adapted for use in an implantable sling. The mesh materials include biodegradable and non-degradable components that may be adapted to facilitate scar-tissue ingrowth as the biodegradable components degrade.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249361 - System and method for nerve stimulation: A system and method for stimulating a target such as a nerve, wherein the system includes a first waveform generator adapted to generate a first waveform having a frequency capable of stimulating a predetermined target of the mammal, a second waveform generator adapted to generate a carrier waveform having a... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140249363 - Method for evaluating human blastocyst by norepinephrine level in blastocyst culture solution: The invention provides a new method for evaluating transfer embryos including blastocysts used for in vitro fertilization in fertility treatment, and a method for evaluating transfer embryos using a new biomarker necessary for evaluation. The method comprises the steps of (a) providing a test object, for example, a culture solution... Agent:

20140249364 - Oocytes derived from ovarian culture initially containing no oocytes: Ovarian germ-line-competent embryonic stem cells (GLC-ESC) are cultured, either in the presence or absence of a compound having estrogenic activity. The GLC-ESC are either collected prior to specific commitment or are permitted to remain in the culture medium for a time sufficient to develop into oocytes, and the oocytes may... Agent: Ovascience, Inc.

20140249365 - Device and method for repair of urological structures: A tissue engineering construct made from a nonwoven fabric. The fabric is made from first and second staple fibers. The first staple fibers are made from a first biocompatible, bioabsorbable material, and the second staple fibers are made from a second biocompatible, bioabsorbable material. The first material has a melting... Agent:

20140249366 - Implantable penile prosthesis: An implantable penile prosthesis is attachable to a pump and a reservoir and includes a distal part formed by a rear tip that is connected to a proximal part formed by a cylinder. The cylinder is oriented on a first longitudinal axis, and a distal portion of the rear tip... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140249367 - Minimally invasive surgical stabilization devices and methods: The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of preventing pregnancy by inserting intrafallopian contraceptive devices into the fallopian tubes... Agent: Bayer Essure Inc.

20140249369 - Imaging apparatus and rigid endoscope: An aim is to provide an imaging apparatus that can reduce the size without being constrained by the size of a mechanism that drives the apparatus, and can accurately move a field of view over a wide range in a narrow space. The apparatus includes an image-wise light receiving means,... Agent: Serendipity Co., Ltd

20140249368 - Method of packaging imaging device chip, method of assembling endoscope, imaging module, and endoscope: An endoscope includes: an imaging device chip having a chip connection portion; a tubular housing tube used to a scope tip portion of an endoscope; a substrate to which the imaging device chip is fixed, the substrate having a substrate connection portion, the substrate being capable of bending at near... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20140249371 - Optical trocar system: An optical trocar system that includes an elongated obturator member having a first diameter. The elongated obturator member has a distal region, the distal region having a first diameter section having a diameter that is substantially equal to the first diameter of the elongated obturator member. The elongated obturator member... Agent:

20140249370 - System and method for cleaning a cannula during a surgical procedure: Cannula and scope cleaning apparatus and associated methods of use are provided which allow for the clearing/cleaning of a cannula and cleaning of a viewing scope during a medical procedure, wherein the apparatus can be configured such that the viewing scope need not be removed from within the cannula in... Agent:

20140249372 - Rigid-endoscope oversheath: A rigid-endoscope oversheath having a leading end, a base end, a longitudinal shaft, and a lumen into which a rigid endoscope can be inserted, the oversheath including a flow path through which fluid flows from the base end toward the leading end along the longitudinal shaft, an ejection port formed... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140249373 - Displaying image data from a scanner capsule: An ingestible image scanning pill captures high resolution images of the GI tract as it passes through. Images communicated externally have exact location determination. Image processing software discards duplicate information and stitches images together, line scan by line scan, to replicate a complete GI tract as if it were stretched... Agent: Innurvation, Inc.

20140249374 - Systems, devices and methods for creating an operative site within a patient: A device for creating an operative space within a body lumen for the performance of a medical procedure, including a pressurizable, expandable balloon element insertable into the body lumen. The balloon element includes an interior space for receiving an inflation fluid. The device further includes an ingress valve coupled with... Agent:

20140249375 - Surgical access system including surgical portal apparatus and adhesive patch: The present disclosure relates to surgical access systems and methods of using the same to access a surgical site during a surgical procedure. The surgical access system includes a portal member and a patch. The portal member includes at least one longitudinal port for passage of a surgical object. The... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140249376 - Light source apparatus for medical use: A medical-use light-source apparatus includes a light source lamp, a connector to which a body cavity endoscope and an ophthalmic observation apparatus can be selectively connected, a determiner which determines whether the body cavity endoscope or the ophthalmic observation apparatus is currently connected to the connector, and a lamp controller... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140249377 - Well defined system and method for monitoring neurological disease onset and progress and onset of the effects of neuropharmacological drugs using the recency-primacy shift and overall free recall differences: Given free recall or recognition test results of normal and disease populations, the present innovation provides methods for determining how close a single test subject is to the profile of a diseased population. The methods use the total items remembered and a defined recency-primacy shift to determine how similar the... Agent:

20140249386 - Apparatus, system and methods for measuring a blood pressure gradient: An apparatus (100), control system (150) and methods are provided for directly measuring a pressure gradient, i.e. by real-time pressure measurements, with particular application for in situ measurement of transvalvular blood pressure gradients for the aortic valve and other heart valves, using minimally-invasive techniques. The apparatus takes the form of... Agent: Three Rivers Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140249383 - Breathing guidance apparatus for delivery rooms: A system to prompt a subject to consciously alter one or more physiological parameters during childbirth-related contractions includes an imaging subsystem, a contraction sensor, and various computer program modules. The computer program module are configured to determine a physiological parameter, contraction information, a target action rate, and cues based thereon.... Agent:

20140249384 - Estimation of the dry weight of a dialysis patient: In an embodiment, the invention relates to methods, apparatus, computer programs and computer program products for estimating a dry weight of a dialysis patient comprising the steps of determining a first fluid status of the patient between treatment sessions in a first stage, determining a second fluid status of the... Agent:

20140249385 - Headband, headgear, and electroencephalographic apparatus: To provide a headband capable of correctly placing an electrode on a head of a user, a headband apparatus includes a plurality of headband portions integrally connected and configured to be positioned about a head of a user, wherein at least two headband portions are each configured to be positioned... Agent:

20140249381 - Light-guiding devices and monitoring devices incorporating same: A sensor module for detecting and/or measuring physiological information from a subject includes a housing with at least one optical emitter and at least one optical detector supported by the housing. A first light guide is in optical communication with the at least one optical emitter and is configured to... Agent: Valencell, Inc.

20140249380 - Methods for diagnosing perceived age based on an ensemble of phenotypic features: The present invention relates to an algorithm by which phenotypic features of individuals can be calculated and classified to evaluate the overall health of an individual, and particularly skin aging. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and systems for diagnosing the perceived age of an individual. The invention... Agent: Genocosmetics Lab, Sl

20140249379 - Methods for monitoring health, wellness and fitness with feedback: A method is provided for obtaining monitored information about an individual to create life activity data. Individual information is detected or measured. The individual information is selected from of at least one of, an individual's activities, behaviors and habit information, and an individual's health. A monitoring device is used to... Agent: Hello Inc.

20140249382 - Motion detection system: A motion detection system for detecting movement and/or breathing from a subject, e.g., for preventing SIDS, can incorporate a sensor in communication with a fluid-filled chamber while optionally combining audio and/or video monitoring systems. The sensor module may have a housing which can be attached, e.g., to an article of... Agent:

20140249378 - Systems, methods and kits for measuring cough and respiratory rate using an accelerometer: The disclosures is directed to cough detectors, methods and kits. Cough detectors can include, for example, a housing adaptable to engage an abdomen or thorax of a mammal; a first sensor comprising an AGM sensor positioned within the housing; a processor in communication with the AGM sensor wherein the processor... Agent: Isonea Limited

20140249389 - Method and apparatus for treating skin prior to biosensor insertion: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device and method for treating animal skin to produce tautness in the skin during the insertion of an analyte sensor. A device in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a housing that partially encloses a cavity and is adapted for mounting... Agent: Isense Acquisition, LLC

20140249388 - Method and apparatus to sense hydration level of a person: A hydration sensor or sensing element is configured to measure the hydration level of a user. The sensing element can include a water-permeable material positioned in between two water-impermeable material. The sensing element can be coupled to a bottle of fluid, or a carrier with a timer. The sensing element... Agent: Ipventure, Inc.

20140249387 - On-body medical device securement: Devices and methods for maintaining a medical device on-body are provided. Embodiments include medical device securement systems having first and second on-body securement elements. Also provided are systems and kits for use maintaining a medical device on-body.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140249390 - In vivo blood spectrometry: A process and apparatus for determining the arterial and venous oxygenation of blood in vivo with improved precision. The optical properties of tissue are measured by determination of differential and total attenuations of light at a set of wavelengths. By choosing distinct wavelengths and using the measured attenuations, the influence... Agent:

20140249391 - Tissue visualization for resection: Methods for distinguishing between two interspersed biological tissues, for procedures such as surgical resection, include exposing the tissues to at least two components, a first of which components produces or is capable of producing a detectable signal, and the other of which components either blocks the produced signal of the... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140249392 - Method and device for measuring dissolved substances in human or animal intraocular fluid: Non-invasive optical measurement of glucose and other dissolved substances in human or animal intraocular fluid. A method takes advantage of the fact that the wave dependence of optical activity is fundamentally different from corneal birefringence. The optical activity of substances dissolved in the intraocular fluid, such as glucose, lactate, ascorbic... Agent:

20140249393 - Wireless monitoring of patient exercise and lifestyle: A system is provided that uses using telemetry data based on a patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID, with personalized patient information. A patient monitoring device includes an application for monitoring exercise activity of a patient. ID circuitry is... Agent: Hello Inc.

20140249394 - Health monitoring and diagnostic device and network-based health assessment and medical records maintenance system: A health monitoring and diagnostic device (LIFESTREAM cholesterol meter) configured as a self-contained testing and diagnostic unit in a clam-shell type case. One side of the case includes a spring-loaded finger stick and a compartment for carrying one or more packages of disposable items including a test strip, a needle... Agent: Lifenexus, Inc.

20140249395 - Implantable electrochemical biosensors for retinal prostheses: Progress has been made in the development of implantable electrochemical biosensors. However, to date a commercially-available long-term implantable biosensor is still out of reach. The foreign body response poses great challenges for long-term implantable devices. Retinal prostheses provide a platform for incorporation of biosensors for neural stimulation and biosensing in... Agent:

20140249396 - Il-1 receptor antagonist-coated electrode and uses thereof: The present invention provides an electrode designed for implantation into the central nervous system (CNS) of a mammal, wherein said electrode is substantially coated with interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) or a coating composition comprising it, and the IL-1ra actively inhibits scarring on or around the surface of the electrode when... Agent: Ramot At Tel Aviv University Ltd.

20140249397 - Differential non-contact biopotential sensor: A differential non-contact sensor system for measuring biopotential signals is described. The sensor is a low-noise, non-contact capacitive sensor system to measure electrical voltage signals generated by the body comprising two capacitive electrodes and outputting a differential signal.... Agent: Thalmic Labs Inc.

20140249398 - Determining pulse transit time non-invasively using handheld devices: A system and method to determine pulse transit time using a handheld device. The method includes generating an electrocardiogram (EKG) for a user of the handheld device. Two portions of the user's body are in contact with two contact points of the handheld device. The method also includes de-noising the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140249399 - Determining functional severity of stenosis: A method for determining functional severity of a stenosis includes: (a) generating a simulated perfusion map from a calculated blood flow; (b) comparing the simulated perfusion map to a measured perfusion map to identify a degree of mismatch therebetween, the measured perfusion map representing perfusion in a patient; (c) modifying... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140249400 - Diagnostic system for detection of fluid changes: A diagnostic system for monitoring changes in a medium is disclosed. The system includes a transmitter configured to generate and transmit a time-varying magnetic field into a medium responsive to a first signal. The system also includes a receiver positioned on an opposite side of the medium from the transmitter... Agent: Cerebrotech Medical Systems, Inc.

20140249401 - Apparatus and method for mr examination, and temperature control system and method: The invention provides an apparatus (1) for magnetic resonance (MR) examination of a subject (S), comprising: an examination region (3) for accommodating the subject (S) during the MR examination; a radio-frequency system (5) for transmission of a radio-frequency (RF) signal or field into the examination region (3) during the MR... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140249402 - Radioactive emission detector equipped with a position tracking system: A radioactive emission probe in communication with a position tracking system and the use thereof in a variety of systems and methods of medical imaging and procedures, are provided. Specifically, wide-aperture collimation-deconvolution algorithms are provided, for obtaining a high-efficiency, high resolution image of a radioactivity emitting source, by scanning the... Agent: Blosensor International Group, Ltd.

20140249403 - Self-assembled, micropatterned, and radio frequency (rf) shielded biocontainers and their uses for remote spatially controlled chemical delivery: The present invention relates to a nanoscale or microscale particle for encapsulation and delivery of materials or substances, including, but not limited to, cells, drugs, tissue, gels and polymers contained within the particle, with subsequent release of the therapeutic materials in situ, methods of fabricating the particle by folding a... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140249406 - Compensator-based brachytherapy: Compensator-based brachytherapy (CBT) for treatment of cancerous tumors or other pathologic tissues. CBT permits, in one aspect, increased dosage conformity for non-radially symmetric tumors by utilizing a device that can shield radiation emanated from an electronic brachytherapy (BT) source or non-electronic BT source. The device can comprise, in one aspect,... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation

20140249405 - Image system for percutaneous instrument guidence: Hardware and software methodology are described including a synthesized User Interface (UI) to provide guidance for injection and other procedures under medical imaging. The UI provides a practitioner the option of viewing multiple images concurrent with a live image. A guidance image corresponds to correct probe placement for a selected... Agent: Igis Inc.

20140249404 - Vascular branch characterization: An apparatus and method for characterizing a region of interest (ROI) including measuring position and orientation data within the ROI; and generating a geometric data set to include one or more of: length, bifurcation location, angle and curvature characteristics of the ROI. Also, sequentially taking an image of a tool... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20140249407 - Miniature optical elements for fiber-optic beam shaping: In part, the invention relates to optical caps having at least one lensed surface configured to redirect and focus light outside of the cap. The cap is placed over an optical fiber. Optical radiation travels through the fiber and interacts with the optical surface or optical surfaces of the cap,... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20140249408 - Adaptive dual-pass targeted reconstruction and acquisition: A hybrid imaging system includes a first imaging system configured to acquire anatomical data of a first field of view of an anatomical structure. A second imaging system configured to acquire functional data of the anatomical structure, the second imaging system acquiring functional data in a two-pass list-mode acquisition scheme.... Agent:

20140249409 - Lead electrode marking system and method for deployment: A lead includes a lead body having at least two electrodes and a lead marker. The lead marker corresponds to a size and spacing of each of the at least two electrodes. The spacing between the electrodes and lead marker corresponds to an operative length of a first lead introducer... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140249410 - Information sensing syringe: Syringe systems and flow control systems configured to detect information associated with a liquid material are described. The syringe systems may include a syringe body for housing the liquid material and an injector piston for expelling the liquid material out of the syringe through a discharge outlet at a distal... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140249412 - Njector head with rotation mechanism: An injector head with rotation mechanism allows selection between a state in which a syringe assumes a priming orientation with a through hole of the syringe positioned upper than the injector head body, and a state in which the syringe assumes a contrast agent injectable orientation with the through hole... Agent: Sugan Co., Ltd.

20140249411 - Tri-ring syringe: A tri-ring syringe comprising: a barrel (1) including a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the barrel (1) provided with a double ring handle (4); a plunger (2) including a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the plunger (2) provided with a... Agent:

20140249413 - Theranosis of macrophage-associated diseases with ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (uspio): Macrophages sequester and aggregate ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (USPIO) in their lysosomes. The amount of USPIO loading of macrophages depends upon the route and dose of administration, and the pharmacokinetics of accumulation and removal. Both fixed macrophages and activated macrophages associated with inflammatory diseases and cancer phagocytize USPIOs, and... Agent:

20140249414 - System and method for mixed modality acoustic sampling: Systems and methods for relaying electrical signals representing acoustic response of a volume of tissue to light and ultrasound stimulation. In an embodiment, a plurality of ultrasound transducers receive acoustic energy from the volume and generate electrical energy, which is transmitted via an electrical path to a relay system. The... Agent: Seno Medical Instruments

20140249415 - Method for determining, in real time, the probability that target biological tissue is opposite an ultrasonic transducer: A method for determining, in real time, the probability that target biological tissue is opposite an ultrasonic transducer, the method including: transmitting, via an ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic signal into biological tissue; the ultrasonic transducer receiving the transmitted ultrasonic signal which has been backscattered by the biological tissue; calculating at... Agent: Echosens

20140249416 - Pulse offset ultrasonic imaging: A diagnostic ultrasound image of a region of interest (ROI) of a body is formed by transmitting into the ROI at least a first and a second ultrasound pulse, in which the second pulse is phase-shifted relative to the first pulse by an amount other than 0 or a multiple... Agent:

20140249417 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and ultrasound diagnostic device control method: An ultrasound diagnostic device to which an ultrasound probe is connectable, measuring an IMT of a vascular wall in a carotid artery, including: a transmission unit supplying a transmission signal to the probe for causing ultrasound transmission along a longitudinal cross-section of the carotid artery; a reception unit receiving a... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140249418 - Ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus including an ultrasound probe which outputs transmission ultrasound toward a subject due to a pulse signal being input and which outputs a received signal by receiving reflected ultrasound from the subject, and a transmission unit which makes the ultrasound probe generate the transmission... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140249422 - Innovative components for an ultrasonic arc scanning apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various aspects of imaging systems, including permeable and impermeable barriers separating liquid compartments, one of which contains the object to be imaged and the other an ultrasonic transducer, a fluidic bearing between a transducer carriage and guide supporting the carriage, a linear... Agent: Arcscan, Inc.

20140249421 - Locking mechanism for probe connector and portable ultrasound device having the same: A locking mechanism for probe connector that is connected to a shaft of the probe connector, includes a door and a drive assembly for releasing or locking the probe connector by opening and closing of the door.... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20140249419 - Method for manufacturing ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus: A method for manufacturing an ultrasound probe which includes a piezoelectric element for transmitting and receiving ultrasound waves and an acoustic matching layer provided by lamination of two or more matching materials on a front surface of the piezoelectric element, the method including forming at least one of the two... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140249420 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a signal generation unit, amplitude adjustment units and a control unit. The signal generation unit generates a pulse signal with a predetermined voltage amplitude. The amplitude adjustment units individually change the voltage amplitude of the pulse signal so as to output pulse signals with individual... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140249423 - Systems and methods for lumen border detection in intravascular ultrasound sequences: A method for processing a sequence of ultrasound frames for display includes receiving a sequence of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) frames of a vessel having a lumen, the sequence including a first frame and a second frame; determining one or more texture features for each of one or more regions of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249424 - Cardiovascular pulse wave analysis method and system: Factor retrieving is a major approach for pulse wave analysis. Stiffness index and cardiac output are widely used factors for cardiac risk detection. Research has been done on clinical pulse wave data which are collected by pulse oximeter. The result shows that collected factors have a positive correlation with certain... Agent: University Of Winnipeg

20140249425 - Method of determining affirmative and negative response areas in a human cerebral cortex: A method of determining affirmative and negative response areas in a cerebral cortex of a human subject under a test, comprises (A) providing a testing apparatus to detect real-time variations in cerebral blood flow, (B) generating a test array consisting of a plurality of test points in a tested area... Agent:

20140249426 - Probe for diagnosing otitis media using terahertz waves and otitis media diagnosis system and method: The present invention relates to a otitis media diagnosis system using terahertz electromagnetic waves, which can diagnose otitis media using terahertz electromagnetic waves in a non-invasive manner, and which can accurately diagnose otitis media by acquiring images on the tympanic cavity using terahertz electromagnetic waves with excellent transmittance, and which... Agent:

20140249427 - Depth-selective fiber-optic probe: Systems and methods that facilitate analysis of superficial tissue based at least in part on a depth-selective fiber optic probe are discussed herein. The depth-selective fiber optic probe can include an illumination fiber for providing light to the superficial tissue, a collection fiber for collected reflected light, a ball lens... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh Of The Commonwealth System Of Higer Education

20140249429 - Fitness monitoring: A mobile system for a user includes a telephone having one or more sensors to capture fitness data or vital sign data, the telephone having a wireless transceiver coupled to the processor to communicate fitness or vital sign data over a personal area network; and a processor coupled to the... Agent:

20140249428 - Method for locating a catheter tip using audio detection: A method for locating a catheter tip within a human body is disclosed. An audio sensor is positioned at a site on the human body. An audio signal is detected by the audio sensor, and transmitted to an audio signal processing unit. The audio signal processing unit determines if the... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20140249430 - Life sign detection and health state assessment system: A wearable platform embodied in a belt or patch provides physiological monitoring of soldiers during field operations or trauma victims at accident sites and makes health state assessments. The platform includes sensors for heart rate, body motion, respiration rate and intensity, and temperature and further contains a microprocessor and short... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140249431 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249432 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal (e.g.... Agent:

20140249433 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal (e.g.... Agent:

20140249434 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249435 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249436 - Fetal monitoring device and method: A fetal monitoring device includes a piezofilm sheet, a first electrode, and a second electrode. A controller is operably connected to the piezofilm sheet, first electrode, and second electrode and receives a biopotential and a piezofilm signal. The controller derives at least one of a maternal heart rate and a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140249437 - Method and system to fully-automatically measure the st-segment level of electrocardiograms in real-time ecg monitoring: A system for determining the Q and J points of an electrocardiogram (ECG) combines a WLT-based Q, J detection algorithm with signal quality assessment for lead selection. A Q, J detector (24) receives a beat-cycle waveform for the beat under consideration from each of a plurality (N) of ECG leads,... Agent:

20140249438 - Electronic device, information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: An exemplary electronic device is in a housing to be gripped by a right hand and a left hand of a user, and has a plurality of manipulable portions. The electronic device includes: electrodes placed at positions which come in contact with the right hand and left hand of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140249439 - R-wave detection method: A method for detecting an R-wave from an ECG signal derived from a living body, the ECG signal including a plurality of ECG channel signals, the method comprising the steps of providing a plurality of channel R-wave detectors each processing a distinct signal of the plurality of channel ECG signals... Agent: Apn Health, LLC

20140249440 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal (e.g.... Agent:

20140249441 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249442 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249443 - Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure: The invention provides a system for measuring stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and cardiac power (CP) from a patient that features: 1) an impedance sensor connected to at least two body-worn electrodes and including an impedance circuit that processes analog signals from the electrodes to measure an impedance signal... Agent:

20140249444 - Burst suppression monitor for induced coma: Methods and systems for monitoring subjects, analyzing EEG data, and maintaining subjects at desired sedation states using automatic processing systems to determine a mean burst suppression interval for a specified time length and using that interval to inform monitoring or administration of sedation.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140249445 - Methods and devices for improving cognitive function: The present invention provides methods and devices for improving cognitive function. In some embodiments, cognitive function is improved by detecting neuronal activity in the CA3 region of a patient's hippocampus and stimulating the CA3 region of the patient's hippocampus responsive to the neuronal activity detected.... Agent: Wake Forest University Health Sciences

20140249446 - Systems and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20140249447 - Touch sensitive system and method for cognitive and behavioral testing and evaluation: Portable operatively simple touch screen apparatus uses testing methods and systems that are free of age and language constraints include special signal processing techniques that provide a temporal resolution highly sensitive for probing cognitive function. The embodiments include or make use of one or more modules implemented at least partially... Agent:

20140249448 - Insertable endoscopic instrument for tissue removal: An improved flexible endoscopic instrument to precisely and efficiently obtains samples of flat polyps and multiple polyps from a patient by debriding one or more polyps and retrieving the debrided polyps without having to alternate between using a separate cutting tool and a separate sample retrieving tool and may be... Agent: Interscope, Inc.

20140249449 - System for collecting at least one sample of animal tissue and corresponding sampling device, storage device, and manufacturing method: The invention relates to a system for collecting at least one sample of animal tissue, including: a sampling device, including at least one cutting element for cutting off a sample of animal tissue, and a storage device including a receiving tube for receiving said sample. According to the invention, the... Agent: Allflex Europe

20140249450 - Cervical cell tissue self-sampling device: A device, a kit, and a method of use thereof, for self-administration and collection of cervical cell tissue samples such as for Pap smear testing. The device comprises an insertion tube, within which is carried a movable cervical aligning tool with an aligning probe, and a cellular sampling tool with... Agent: Gyneconcepts, Inc.

20140249451 - Liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device: The present invention provides a liquid sampling, storage, transfer and delivery device comprising housing containing a porous nib. The porous nib in the device contacts the sample, collects the sample, stores the sample, transports the sample inside its porous matrix and releases the sample from the porous matrix upon demand.... Agent: Porex Corporation

20140249452 - Freezing of gait cue apparatus: A freezing of gait cue apparatus that provides a visual cue, and a method for providing a visual cue, upon detection of a gait irregularity. The gait irregularity, such as a freeze of gait (FOG) for sufferers of neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease, is determined by a processor in communication... Agent: Bright Devices Group Pty Ltd

  
08/28/2014 > 136 patent applications in 77 patent subcategories.

20140243577 - Combined organ and hematopoietic cells for transplantation tolerance of hla mismatched grafts: Methods and compositions are provided for combined transplantation of a solid organ and hematopoietic cells to an HLA mismatched recipient, where tolerance to the graft is established through development of a persistent mixed chimerism. An individual with persistent mixed chimerism, usually for a period of at least six months, is... Agent:

20140243579 - Dual-energy image suppression method: An imaging process capable of selectively enhancing visualization of soft tissues, for example, a tumor. The imaging process includes producing a hard tissue-enhanced image of a body containing both soft and hard tissues, wherein the hard tissue-enhanced image contains images of the hard tissues that are enhanced relative to the... Agent: Loyola University Chicago

20140243580 - Endorectal balloon with gas release lumen: A rectal balloon apparatus comprises a shaft having a fluid passageway extending therethrough. A rectal gas relieving lumen may be positioned with a central shaft for removal of rectal gas. The gas releasing lumen can also or in the alternative be provided along an outer surface of the balloon. A... Agent: Radiadyne LLC

20140243582 - Inclined beamline motion mechanism: A radiotherapy particle emitter positioning device is provided. The positioning device includes first and second arcuate support frames, a mounting carriage and a drive arrangement. The first and second arcuate support frames each include a drive track arrangement defining an arcuate carriage guide path. The mounting carriage is configured for... Agent:

20140243581 - Methods of treating dna damage: The present invention relates to methods and compositions of treating patients suffering from, or at risk for, DNA damage and to increase life span, i.e., prevent or slow the aging process in all species. The treatment includes administering to the patient a pharmaceutical composition that includes carbon monoxide.... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.

20140243576 - Particle accelerator and medical equipment: One embodiment of a particle accelerator includes: a particle source from which a particle beam is extracted with a beam pulse width of not greater than 2 μsec; a linear accelerator for accelerating the particle beam extracted from the particle source; a synchrotron for receiving the particle beam transported thereto... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140243578 - Radiowave treatment for cancer: A method of treating cancer in an adult subject comprising an electromagnetic (EM) radiation treatment step of administering to the subject an effective dose of EM radiation of a frequency in the range of 430-440 MHz (UHF) within a period of ≦45 minutes, the EM radiation being provided by a... Agent: Radiowave Therapy Research Institute Pty Ltd

20140243583 - Method for preventing the onset and progression of myopia: The present invention relates to ophthalmology, and is designated to prevent onset and progression of myopia. The treatment course, comprising eye exposure with magnetic field, transscleral low-energy laser radiation with wavelength of 1.3 microns, and additional optical—reflectory eye trainings, is conducted. The entire treatment course is 5 procedures every other... Agent: The Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute Of Eye Diseases

20140243584 - Female urinary incontinence device: A device is provided for applying pressure on a vaginal wall of a female subject, said device being configured for insertion into a vaginal cavity of said female subject. The device includes a first deformable element, a second deformable element and a transmission element. The first deformable element has a... Agent:

20140243585 - Screening of oocyte donor candidates based on the fmr1 gene: Method of selecting oocyte donor candidates for oocyte donation. A number of triple CGG repeats on each allele of the isolated FMR1 gene is measured by using an assay, and an oocyte donor is selected for oocyte donation only if both alleles of the isolated FMR1 gene have more than... Agent:

20140243588 - Implantable stoma ring: The present invention relates to a ring (1) for implantation in patients receiving stoma having (i) an inner ring (2) suitable for fitting an abdominal wall on its outer circumference having an opening (3) suitable for an abdominal organ to pass through the ring to the exterior side (5) and... Agent: Universitaetsspital Basel

20140243586 - Methods and systems for magnetically suspending tissue structures: A system for magnetically suspending tissue includes a grasper placement tool, a tissue grasper, a magnetic coupling element, and a tether which secures the magnetic coupling element to the tissue grasper. The grasper placement tool is used to simultaneously introduce both the tissue grasper and the magnetic coupling element to... Agent: Mohammadreza Rohaninejad

20140243587 - Methods and systems for magnetically suspending tissue structures: A system for magnetically suspending tissue includes a grasper placement tool, a tissue grasper, a magnetic coupling element, and a tether which secures the magnetic coupling element to the tissue grasper. The grasper placement tool is used to simultaneously introduce both the tissue grasper and the magnetic coupling element to... Agent: Mohammadreza Rohaninejad, Dba M. Reza Rohani, M.d., Facs

20140243589 - Disposable vibratory apparatus: A disposable vibratory apparatus includes a patch enclosing a battery and a vibratory element with a removable nonconductive tab for turning the apparatus on or off. The apparatus may be applied to a target area of the human body via an adhesive layer to provide vibratory sensation for therapeutic or... Agent:

20140243590 - System and device for simulating interaction and the use of the system and device for sexual interaction: The present disclosure provides an interactive simulation device which can cooperate with media devices to provide a user experience of interaction between the user and a target object. An interactive simulation device of the present disclosure may exchange data with another interactive simulation device for enabling simulated interaction of senses... Agent: Winzz, Inc

20140243591 - Systems and methods for providing sexual stimulation: In some embodiments, the attachment includes a base having one or more paddles disposed thereon, wherein the one or more paddles are configured to contact a body part (e.g., a sexual body part) upon revolution of the attachment to simulate cunnilingus. In some embodiments, a plurality of attachments are provided,... Agent:

20140243593 - Implantable electrical stimulation leads: An implantable electrical stimulation lead for the treatment of biological conditions includes a lead body with an electrical connector at one end and a pair of monopolar branches at the other end. The lead body has a length ranging from 390 mm to 490 mm to allow for implantation from... Agent: Endostim, Inc.

20140243592 - Mechanical structure of articulated sheath: A sheath apparatus includes, a plurality of node rings configured to be tilted with respect to each other, each node ring defining a substantially cylindrical wall and having at least one hole passing through said cylindrical wall, the plurality of node rings being arranged next to each other along a... Agent: Canon U.s.a., Inc.

20140243594 - Medical device actuation systems and related methods of use: A medical system including an endoscope having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween is disclosed. The endoscope includes a port configured to provide access to the lumen. In addition, the system may include an actuation member slidably disposed through the lumen such that a proximal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140243595 - Electronic endoscope and method of manufacturing electronic endoscope: The electronic endoscope includes: an image pickup element that receives incident light; a circuit board on which the image pickup element and a drive circuit component for the image pickup element are mounted; a plurality of internal signal lines electrically connected to the circuit board; an airtight structure including an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140243596 - Endoscope system and control method thereof: Disclosed herein are an endoscope system and a control method thereof. The control method includes acquiring plural omnidirectional images of the surroundings of an endoscope using a stereo omnidirectional camera mounted on the endoscope, calculating distances between the endoscope and an object around the endoscope using the acquired plural omnidirectional... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140243597 - System for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure: A surgical system for performing a surgical procedure includes an ex-vivo positioning mechanism and an in-vivo instrument magnetically attracted to the ex-vivo positioning mechanism. The in-vivo instrument can be positioned within a patient by moving the ex-vivo positioning mechanism. In addition, the surgical system includes a percutaneous member introducible into... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140243598 - Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods: Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods are disclosed. The optical probe includes a dissolvable capsule that contains micro-components that are substantially smaller than the size of the capsule. The capsule is allowed to dissolve in the stomach after imaging data is collected in the esophagus. Thus, only the... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20140243600 - Oxygen mask adaptable for upper gastrointestinal (ugi) endoscopy procedures providing enhanced oxygen concentration to maintain patient oxygenation: An oxygen mask adaptable for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy procedures providing enhanced oxygen concentration to maintain patient oxygenation. An oxygen mask in accordance with the present invention provides an aperture of sufficient dimensions to enable substantially unimpeded placement and manipulation of an endoscope during an endoscopic procedure while an overlying... Agent:

20140243599 - Surgical tool introducer: A tool introducer is configured for introduction in an elongated body including a straight tube, wherein the tube encloses a tube lumen opened at its distal end with a tube opening. The tool introducer includes locking means to selectively lock or unlock an interchangeable surgical tool to the tube from... Agent:

20140243601 - Flexible access assembly: A cannula assembly includes a cannula and an obturator. The cannula includes an elongated shaft dimensioned to access tissue. The elongated shaft has a lumen extending therethrough. The elongated shaft includes a first shaft segment having a first pre-determined configuration and a second shaft segment having a second pre-determined configuration... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243602 - Minimally invasive retractor screw and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed as an integrally formed part of the tulip of a pedicle screw assembly with opposed... Agent: K2m, LLC

20140243603 - Access assembly insertion device: An improved access assembly is provided. The access assembly includes an inflatable port and an inflation cannula operably connected to the inflatable port to provide inflation fluid to the inflatable port. The inflatable port may be tapered in a first configuration to facilitate insertion through tissue. The inflation port defines... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243605 - Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the... Agent: K2m, Inc.

20140243604 - Surgical access tube: Implementations of the present disclosure provide an access tube including a wall structure and an optional handle extending from the wall structure. Selectively weakened areas facilitate selective resection of the wall structure to reveal windows that accommodate lateral intrusions by surrounding anatomical structures and/or provide increased access to an intervertebral... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140243606 - Retraction of the left atrial appendage: A clamp is provided for attachment to the left atrial appendage (LAA). The clamp can be locked in a closed position so as to remain in place on the LAA. After being attached to the LAA, the clamp can be moved to a desired position such that the LAA can... Agent:

20140243607 - Hair removal apparatus for personal use and the method of using same: Hair or partial hair removal system and hair growth deterrent that includes mechanical process for cutting, plucking or shaving hair follicles, along with pre and/or post skin treatment techniques. The skin treatment techniques can include the application of energy to the skin surface before, after and/or during the application of... Agent: Syneron Medical Ltd.

20140243609 - Data-capable band for medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment: A system for medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment is described, including a medical band comprising one or more sensors configured to gather data associated with at least one symptom of a medical condition, a memory configured to store the data and an application, the application being configured to determine the... Agent: Aliphcom

20140243608 - Systems and methods for clinical evaluation of psychiatric disorders: A method of optimizing the effectiveness of a medication for the treatment of a neurobehavioral or psychiatric disorder in a patient is presented. Medication is administered to a patient. Patient information is obtained and stored in a computer database. Real-time current information is received, for example from a mobile computer... Agent:

20140243623 - Apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye: An apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye over multiple sessions which are temporally spaced apart and between which the eye of the patient can have moved, said apparatus comprising: a camera for taking one or more images of the eye; a module for determining during... Agent:

20140243613 - Detecting, assessing and managing epilepsy using a multi-variate, metric-based classification analysis: A method for identifying changes in an epilepsy patient's disease state, comprising: receiving at least one body data stream; determining at least one body index from the at least one body data stream; detecting a plurality of seizure events from the at least one body index; determining at least one... Agent: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.

20140243618 - Garment for monitoring physiological functions and method of use thereof: A plurality of sensors are embedded in a form fitting garment similar to exercise togs such that the sensors are held in contact with or close proximity to the body. The sensors are connected via a plurality wires to an electronics module which is unintrusive being literally in its ultimate... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140243615 - Medical devices, systems, and methods for the visualization and treatment of bodily passages: Medical devices are described herein. More particularly, the disclosure relates to medical devices, systems, and methods for the visualization and treatment of bodily passages, such as an airway, sinus cavity, or sinus passages. An exemplary medical device comprises an elongate member, an actuator moveable between an actuator first position and... Agent:

20140243619 - Method of monitoring a surface feature and apparatus therefor: Dimensions of a surface feature are determined by capturing an image of the surface feature and determining a scale associated with the image. Structured light may be projected onto the surface, such that the position of structured light in the captured image allows determination of scale. A non-planar surface may... Agent:

20140243622 - Photoplethysmography: A photoplethysmograph device includes a light source for illuminating a target object. A modulator drives the light source such that the output intensity varies as a function of a modulation signal at a modulation frequency. A detector receives light from the target object and generates an electrical output as a... Agent: The University Of Nottingham

20140243620 - Physiological monitoring methods: A method of monitoring a subject via an earbud module includes positioning the earbud module within an ear of the subject such that a sensor region thereof matingly engages a region of the ear at the intersection of the anti tragus and acoustic meatus and is oriented in a direction... Agent: Valencell, Inc.

20140243611 - Rehabilitation device: A rehabilitation device includes a head mounted unit disposed on the scalp surface of a subject, a brain measurement data acquisition unit which acquires brain measurement data relating to a brain activity, a determination unit which determines whether the subject's brain can recall the brain activity corresponding to an exercise... Agent:

20140243612 - Simultanious multi-parameter physiological monitoring device with local and remote analytical capability: Handheld medical diagnostic instrument that provides high time-resolution pulse waveforms associated with multiple parameters including blood pressure measurements, blood oxygen saturation levels, electrocardiograph (ECG) measurements, and temperature measurements. The device stores and analyzes the pulse waveforms simultaneously obtained from all tests, and thereby allows an unusually detailed view into the... Agent: Biosign Technologies, Inc.

20140243621 - Systems and methods for detecting arrhythmia from a physiological signal: Arrhythmia may impact the determination of physiological information from a physiological signal. A patient monitoring system may detect the presence of arrhythmia based on changes in the physiological signal. Derived value data sets may be extracted from the physiological signal and calculations performed to generate arrhythmia features. The arrhythmia features... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243616 - Systems and methods for detecting cardiovascular disease: Embodiments of the invention provide such an improved system and method. In particular, embodiments relate to systems, methods and apparatuses which use acoustic data in the detection of coronary artery disease. Embodiments can enable fast, non-invasive identification of clinically relevant coronary artery disease, which can ultimately save lives. The non-invasive... Agent:

20140243614 - Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods: Ultrasound imaging devices and heads up displays, as well and systems utilizing both are described. In some embodiments, ultrasound data or images may be displayed on a heads up display, which may be a head-mounted display. One or more users may manipulate the images. Image capture devices and sensors may... Agent: Butterfly Network, Inc.

20140243617 - Wearable apparatus for multiple types of physiological and/or environmental monitoring: 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: Valencell, Inc.

20140243610 - Wireless monitoring apparatus used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (aed) system for multiple patient rescue during mass casualty incidents: A Wireless Monitoring Apparatus is used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED) system for patient rescue in mass-casualty incidents. The rescuer applies the device on each patient. The wireless monitoring apparatus automatically analyzes the patient's heart rhythm and communicates with the AED system. The AED system is therefore... Agent:

20140243624 - Implantable medical device for minimally-invasive insertion: In one aspect, containment devices are provided that include a microchip element having one or more containment reservoirs that are configured to be electrically activated to open; an electronic printed circuit board (PCB) or a silicon substrate positioned adjacent to the microchip element; one or more electronic components associated with... Agent: Microchips, Inc.

20140243625 - Coupling apparatus and system for an intravenous fluid delivery tube and a transcutaneous sensor cable: A clip includes a first passage, a second passage, and a body. The first passage receives a tube that delivers an intravascular fluid in Animalia tissue. The second passage receives a cable of a sensor that aids in diagnosing at least one of infiltration and extravasation in the Animalia tissue.... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC

20140243627 - Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system: A method and an apparatus measure blood oxygenation in a subject. A light source is activated to cause a first emission at a first wavelength and a second emission at a second wavelength. A detector detects a composite signal indicative of an attenuation of the first and second wavelengths by... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20140243626 - Power reduction for oximetry sensor operation: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for reducing power consumption of a medical sensor system. In an embodiment, a patient monitor may include driving circuitry to drive an emitter of a sensor to emit light into a patient in accordance with a power-reducing timing cycle. For example, the power-reducing timing... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243630 - Methods and devices for central photoplethysmographic monitoring: Provided according to embodiments of the present invention are methods of monitoring individuals that include securing a photoplethysmography probe to at least one of a pre-auricular region and a post-auricular region of the individual and obtaining photoplethysmography signals from the photoplethysmography probe. Photoplethysmography probes and helmets related to such methods... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140243631 - Novel pulse oximeter probes and methods for using the same: Provided according to embodiments of the invention are photoplethysmography probes designed for use on a user's nasal alar. Methods of using such photoplethysmography probes are also provided herein.... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140243629 - System for generating noninvasive respiratory monitor signals: A system for simulating various clinical conditions which are detectable by a noninvasive respiratory monitor is provided. The simulated clinical conditions may be displayed on a noninvasive respiratory monitor to replicate a variety of disease states to provide training for a clinician. The system may include a pulse oximetry simulation... Agent: Dynasthetics, LLC

20140243628 - Systems and methods for determining physiological information by identifying fiducial points in a physiological signal: A patient monitoring system may generate a derivative signal from a physiological signal. The derivative signal may be filtered based on a pulse rate estimate associated with the physiological signal. A plurality of crossing points may be determined for the filtered derivative signal and translated to the derivative signal. A... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243632 - Age calibration for tissue oximetry: A system (100) includes a sensor (12A/B/C), a processor (32), and an output module (38). The sensor can have at least one light emitter (16A) and at least one light detector (18A/B). The processor can be coupled to the sensor and have instructions configured to determine a calibration value using... Agent:

20140243633 - Methods and systems for determining a probe-off condition in a medical device: A physiological monitoring system may determine a probe-off condition. A physiological sensor may receive a light signal including one or more wavelengths of light. The received light signal may be processed to obtain a light signal corresponding to an ambient light signal and a light signal corresponding to an emitted... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243634 - Muting glucose sensor oxygen response and reducing electrode edge growth with pulsed current plating: The invention disclosed herein includes amperometric glucose sensors having electrodes formed from processes that electrodeposit platinum black in a manner that produces relatively smooth three dimensional metal architectures, ones that contribute to sensor reliability and stability. Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having such uniform electrode architectures as well... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140243638 - Analyte sensor calibration management: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include positioning an analyte sensor in fluid contact with an analyte, detecting an attenuation in a signal from an analyte sensor after positioning during a predetermined time period, categorizing the detected attenuation in the analyte sensor signal based,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140243636 - Apparatus and method for detecting and\or monitoring one or more compounds in blood: A platform has microneedles for determining blood levels of compound of interest, such as glucose.... Agent:

20140243637 - Data-capable band for medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment: A system for medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment is described, including a medical band comprising one or more sensors configured to gather data associated with at least one symptom of a medical condition, a memory configured to store the data and an application, the application being configured to determine the... Agent: Aliphcom

20140243635 - Device for enabling patient self testing and treatment self- administration and system using the device for managing the patient's health care: A portable unit comprises a sampling mechanism used by a patient to take a sample of a bodily fluid or tissue that can be tested for any property indicative of a medical condition of the patient, a microprocessor for determining a treatment for the condition based on a test of... Agent: Thuban, Inc.

20140243639 - Moisture-retaining and electrically conductive structure: An improved moisture-retaining and electrically conductive structure includes a plurality of moisture-retaining and electrically conductive yarns that is woven to form a planar structure, wherein each of the moisture-retaining and electrically conductive yarns is formed by blending a plurality of electrically conductive fibers and a plurality of moisture-retaining fibers. With... Agent: King's Metal Fiber Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140243640 - Catheter and a system and a method for locating a catheter in a vessel: A balloon catheter (60) comprises an elongated catheter member (63) and an inflatable balloon (65) located adjacent a distal end (5) of the catheter member (63). Band type measuring electrodes (7) located on the catheter member (63) within the balloon (65) comprise a pair of outer stimulating electrodes (8) and... Agent: Flip Technologies Limited

20140243641 - Methods and system 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:

20140243642 - Retractable mapping jacket: An accessory and system to provide a medical device with mapping and ablation functionality. The system may include an ablation device with a handle, a treatment element, and an elongate body. The ablation element may be located on the elongate body distal portion, and a mapping sleeve may be disposable... Agent: Medtronic Cryocath Lp

20140243643 - Evaluation of the quality of electrode contact with a skin surface: An instrument that utilizes body contact electrodes evaluates the quality of the connections made between the electrodes and the body. An electrode contact quality evaluation circuit performs the quality evaluation, such as by determining contact impedances for the electrodes. The corresponding contact quality of each electrode is conveyed to the... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20140243644 - Ecg lead system: An ECG lead system for use with a plurality of unique diverse ECG floor monitors for when a patient is substantially immobile and/or a plurality of unique diverse ECG telemetry monitors, is provided. The ECG lead system includes a plurality of unique adapters, wherein each adapter includes an input receptacle... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140243645 - Intraocular pressure measuring and/or monitoring device: Intraocular pressure measuring and/or monitoring device comprising a soft contact lens and a pressure sensor united with the soft contact lens, the pressure sensor being located such that it is applied against an eye of a user for sensing the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye when the soft contact... Agent: Sensimed Sa

20140243646 - Intraocular pressure sensor and method for manufacturing same: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an intraocular pressure sensor that is put into an eyeball of a patient and measures the intraocular pressure, the method comprising: preparing a first substrate; depositing a base film on the bottom of the first substrate; exposing the top of the base film by... Agent: Soongsil University Research Consortium Techno-park

20140243649 - Apparatus and method for determining vital sign information from a subject: An apparatus and a method for determining vital sign information from a subject are disclosed. The proposed apparatus comprises a detection unit for detecting radiation from a field of view and for determining characteristic parameter including vital sign information of the subject from different areas of the field of view,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20140243647 - Apparatuses and methods for neurological status evaluation using electromagnetic signals: In one embodiment, a neurological status evaluation apparatus includes a signal generator configured to generate an electromagnetic signal at one or more frequencies, a transmitting antenna coupled to the signal generator and configure to transmit the electromagnetic signal, and a receiving antenna positioned proximate to the transmitting antenna such that... Agent: University Of Cincinnati

20140243651 - Health diagnosis system using image information: A health diagnosis system comprises information input unit for receiving basic information and image information for user's body part; recognition unit for recognizing the body part as object by auto search based on image information received by input unit; analysis unit drawing diagnosis results by analyzing image information recognized by... Agent:

20140243648 - Marker with light emitting area for use in determining vital sign information: The present invention relates to a system for determining vital sign information of a subject and a marker for use in determining vital sign information of a subject. An embodiment of a marker comprises a marker area that emits light towards a skin of the subject for determining vital sign... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140243650 - Representative emulation of organ behavior: A method for emulating prerecorded images may comprise acquiring at least one organ timing signal reading representing an activity state of an organ with at least one organ timing signal detector, acquiring a plurality of images with a medical imaging system, associating each of the plurality of images with an... Agent: Mediguide, Ltd.

20140243652 - Bodily self-image and methods for predicting placebo response or response shift: Methods for determining the likelihood that a subject will be a placebo responder in a clinical study are provided. Also provided are methods for eliminating likely placebo responders from a clinical study a priori, thereby simplifying data analysis and minimizing or eliminating any confound that arises in the analysis as... Agent:

20140243654 - Method and apparatus for generation of image data based on mr thermometry data: In a method, apparatus and medical imaging system to generate image data based on magnetic resonance (MR) thermometry data, planning data of a region of an examination subject that is to be depicted thermometrically are provided to a processor. Through the processor, segmentation data based on the planning data are... Agent:

20140243653 - Motion-corrected pet images: A method is disclosed for generating a motion-corrected PET image of an examination area in a combined MR-PET system. In an embodiment, the method includes recording PET events from the examination area in a first recording time frame; recording a number of MR images of the examination area in at... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140243655 - Magnetic resonance imaging marker: An imaging marker including a body portion having a cavity in the shape of a letter is described. The cavity can be filled with a liquid containing a substance that illuminates during an imaging process. The imaging marker can also include a first end cap and a second end cap.... Agent:

20140243656 - Arrangement for defining a location within an organism and method for manufacturing a mandrin to be accommodated in a needle: Arrangement for defining a location within an organism, said arrangement comprising: a hollow needle (2), comprising a longitudinal channel (5) and a distal end (4); a mandrin (1), accommodated in the longitudinal channel (5) in mobile manner in relation to it and removable from said channel (5) and having a... Agent:

20140243657 - Color ultrasound needle: An echogenic needle and a method of using the needle with an ultrasound machine, in which the needle has a turbulence inducing member positioned within the hollow body of the needle towards the tip end of the needle. The turbulence inducing member is preferably be a reamer. When fluid media... Agent:

20140243658 - Computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device: A computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device relative to a patient region imaged by an imaging device is described. One of the surgical device and the imaging device has a predetermined first positional relationship to a marking, and a first camera having a field of view... Agent: Stryker Leibinger Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140243659 - Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter: Methods of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) relative to the superior vena cava, sino-atrial node, right atrium, and/or right ventricle using electrocardiogram data. The CVC includes at least one electrode. In particular embodiments, the CVC includes two or three pairs of electrodes. Further, depending upon the... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20140243660 - Shape sensing assisted medical procedure: A system and method for shape sensing assistance in a medical procedure includes a three-dimensional image (111) of a distributed pathway system (148). A shape sensing enabled elongated device (102) is included for insertion into the pathway system to measure a shape of the elongated device in the pathway system.... Agent: Koninklilke Philips N.v.

20140243661 - Imaging systems featuring waveguiding compensation: In certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems and methods for altering an image to compensate for variation in one or more physical and/or supervenient properties (e.g., optical absorption and/or scattering) in heterogeneous, diffuse tissue, thereby attenuating the effects of tissue waveguiding. The methods enable the proper identification of emission... Agent: Visen Medical, Inc.

20140243662 - Method for estimating flow rates and pressure gradients in arterial networks from patient specific computed tomography angiogram-based contrast distribution data: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a method for non-invasively determining the functional severity of arterial stenosis in a selected portion of an arterial network. The method includes gathering patient-specific data related to concentration of a contrast agent within an arterial network using a coronary computed tomography... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140243663 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20140243664 - Polymeric nanoparticles for ultrasound imaging and therapy: Provided herein are nanobubbles designed for use in ultrasound-mediated ablation of cancer cells. The nanobubbles undergo ultrasound-mediated cavitation at an ablation threshold which is significantly decreased, relative to standard ultrasound-mediated treatment of cancer cells. In exemplary embodiments, the nanobubbles comprise an amphiphilic ABC triblock copolymer, wherein block A comprises a... Agent:

20140243665 - Manifold valve device: A triple three-way valve device comprises: a valve body (1) having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the valve body (1) is connected with a control knob (2) that is radially rotatable relative to the valve body (1); and a valve rod (3) having... Agent: Beijing Dbt Medi-tech Development Co., Ltd.

20140243666 - Skeletal method and arrangment utilizing electromagnetic waves: The object of the invention is a skeletal method utilizing electromagnetic waves to be utilized at least in one of skeletal actuation, skeletal detection and skeletal therapy. In the method is performed at least one of first and second method steps, where in the first method step is generated by... Agent: Oscare Medical Oy

20140243667 - Adaptive acoustic pressure estimation in medical ultrasound: Adaptive acoustic pressure estimation is provided in medical ultrasound. The responses of tissue of a specific patient at different frequencies (e.g., linear and non-linear responses) are measured. The responses are used to determine the acoustic pressure. The measurement in a specific patient adapts the estimate to the patient. The acoustic... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140243668 - Method and apparatus for rapid acquisition of elasticity data in three dimensions: High-speed three-dimensional reconstruction of elasticity data is obtained by acquiring a sparse set of data in planes sharing a common axis line and angularly arrayed about the axis line. The axis line may be an RF ablation probe and the reconstruction may enforce a circumferential smoothness in the reconstruction about... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140243669 - Method and system for pda-based ultrasound: A method and system are disclosed for a compact, inexpensive ultrasound system using an off-the--shelf personal digital assistant (PDA) device interfacing to a hand-held probe assembly through a standard digital interface. The hand-held probe assembly comprises a detachable transducer head attached to a beamforming module that performs digital beamforming. The... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20140243670 - Apparatus and method for fetal image rendering: Certain embodiments provide an image data processing apparatus, comprising a data receiving unit configured to receive image data that is representative of a fetus, a color determination unit for determining a color based on a property of a parent of the fetus, and a rendering unit configured to render using... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140243671 - Ultrasound imaging system and method for drift compensation: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring motion data from a motion sensing system on a probe while acquiring ultrasound data with the probe. The system and method includes acquiring probe motion data with a motion sensing system, acquiring probe position data with a position sensing system and calculating... Agent: General Electric Company

20140243673 - Excitation schemes for low-cost transducer arrays: A device images time-wise in parallel using transducer elements of a group (428, 432, 436, 440). In some embodiments, the elements are of a current group and imaging is time-wise sequential by group. The groups may be spatially disposed (408, 412) with respect to each other so as to mutually... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140243672 - Transesophageal ultrasound using a narrow probe: Transesophageal echocardiography is implemented using a miniature transversely oriented transducer that is preferably small enough to fit in a 7.5 mm diameter probe, and most preferably small enough to fit in a 5 mm diameter probe. Signal processing techniques improve the depth of penetration to the point where the complete... Agent: Imacor Inc

20140243674 - Device and method for improving identification accuracy of fetal heart rate deceleration: A device and method for improving the identification accuracy of fetal heart rate deceleration. The method includes: collecting fetal heart rate data (101); performing baseline identification on the collected fetal heart rate data (102); preprocessing the collected fetal heart rate data (103); performing deceleration identification on the preprocessed fetal heart... Agent:

20140243675 - Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging: The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting a substantial acoustic signature from... Agent: Senorx, Inc.

20140243676 - Delta delay approach for ultrasound beamforming on an asic: Systems are disclosed for ultrasound beamforming on an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). In certain embodiments, the system includes an ultrasound probe that includes a plurality of transducer elements electrically coupled to an ASIC. The ASIC includes a plurality of waveform generators electrically coupled to a plurality of delay units.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140243677 - Probe tip assembly and method of using same: A probe tip assembly for receiving at least a portion of an ultrasound probe therein includes a body having a proximal end and an opposing distal end. A first opening may be located at the proximal end of the body. The first opening may be sized and shaped to receive... Agent: Sonacare Medical, LLC

20140243678 - Method of deploying a percutaneous replacement heart valve: A method of making a replacement heart valve device whereby a fragment of biocompatible tissue material is treated and soaked in one or more alcohol solutions and a solution of glutaraldehyde. The dried biocompatible tissue material is folded and rehydrated in such a way that forms a two- or three-leaflet/cusp... Agent: Colibri Heart Valve LLC

20140243679 - Imaging devices with an array of transducers and methods of manufacture and use: A medical imaging assembly includes an elongated catheter having a connector at the proximal end; an array of transducers on the distal end of the catheter; conductors electrically coupled to the array of transducers and in electrical communication with the connector of the catheter; and a control unit coupleable to... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140243680 - Medical imaging apparatus and method: A medical device is used to image a body cavity using a plurality of axially and angularly spaced imaging sensors. Each imaging sensor generates an image that is distinct from one another due to distinct fields of vision. Each image includes an overlapping zone with commonalties that are used to... Agent: Headwater Partners Ii LLC

20140243681 - Compact optical imaging devices, systems, and methods: An optical imaging device and system can be used to visualize and/or provide a quantitative measure of changes in patient vasculature, for example, to monitor responsiveness of a tumor to a particular chemotherapy treatment. A plurality of detectors (e.g., two) are spaced from a plurality of substantially monochromatic light sources... Agent:

20140243682 - Device and method for monitoring movement and orientation of the device: The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring movement and orientation of the device, comprising an imaging unit (10) for obtaining images over time, a holding means (12, 13) for holding said imaging unit to obtain images from the surroundings of the device, and a processing unit... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140243683 - System and method for health evaluation: A system, an apparatus and a method for human health evaluation utilizing Thermal Micro Texture (TMT) mapping technology is disclosed. The method comprises scanning body areas of a patient utilizing an infrared camera, detecting abnormalities in the body of the patient, analyzing abnormalities of the patient against information stored in... Agent:

20140243685 - Dermatoscope devices: A dermatoscope has a generally circular viewing opening, a plurality of light sources including first and second groups of light sources arranged about the viewing opening, a first polarizer for polarizing light passing through the viewing opening, and a second polarizer for polarizing light emitted from the first group of... Agent: Canfield Scientific, Incorporated

20140243686 - Method and apparatus for detecting deterioration of health status: A system for early warning of health status decline includes at least one energy emitter configured to emit energy onto a field-of-view that contains an individual, and at least one energy sensor configured to capture reflected energy from within the field-of-view. A spatial measurement module calculates spatial measurements of a... Agent:

20140243684 - System and method for creating, processing, and displaying total body image: A system and method for creating and processing a total body image of a user from a plurality of user images. The system and method also includes enabling a medical professional/provider to access the user images and manage medical care for the user.... Agent: Dermspectra LLC

20140243688 - Fluid temperature and flow sensor apparatus and system for cardiovascular and other medical applications: Apparatus (100) is provided comprising an optical micro-sensor (10) for directly measuring a fluid temperature and flow by thermoconvection, which suitable for medical applications, e.g. using minimally-invasive cardiovascular techniques. A multi-sensor apparatus (100) may take the form of a micro-catheter or steerable guidewire, equipped with a plurality of miniaturized optical... Agent: Three Rivers Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140243687 - Shape sensing devices for real-time mechanical function assessment of an internal organ: A system and method for functioning organ assessment include a sensing enabled flexible device (102) having an optical fiber configured to sense induced strain continuously over a length of the flexible device. The flexible device includes a manipulation mechanism (105) configured to permit engagement with an interior wall of an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140243689 - Biological information detector and biological information measuring device: A biological information detector is adapted to be attached to a user's body, and includes a light-emitting part, a reflecting part, a light-receiving part and a processing unit. The light-emitting part is configured to emit light toward the user's body. The reflecting part is disposed in a periphery of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140243690 - Systems and methods for the adaptive diagnosis of heart failure: A cardiac implant includes a classifier configured analyze the data for comparison to thresholds prioritized according to a Boolean decision tree. The implant can generate an indicator of alert status (i.e., alert or no alert). A supervisory device operated, for example, by a doctor can associate each indicator a marker... Agent:

20140243691 - Measurement device, index calculating method, and index calculating program: A measurement device includes a pulse wave measurement unit for measuring a pulse wave, and a calculation unit for calculating a predetermined parameter value from the pulse wave, and calculating an index value corresponding to Ankle Brachial Blood Pressure Index as an index value of arteriostenosis using the parameter value.... Agent:

20140243692 - Device for adaptive processing of an endocardial acceleration signal: A device, for adaptive processing of an endocardial acceleration signal, continuously collects an endocardial acceleration EA signal and divides it into EA sub-signals, each over the duration of one cardiac cycle. The EA sub-signals are separated into the EA1 and EA2 components. A cross-correlation between the EA sub-signals of each... Agent:

20140243694 - Body worn physiological sensor device having a disposable electrode module: A body-worn patient monitoring device includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20140243693 - Electronic device, heart-rate receiving method and program: An electronic device to further reduce power consumption is provided. The electronic device includes a receiving circuit which receives a heart rate signal transmitted from a heart rate measurement device, a noise detection unit which determines whether the receiving circuit normally receives the heart rate signal or not, and a... Agent: Seiko Instruments Inc.

20140243695 - Method and system for evaluating stability of cardiac propagation reserve: A method of determining the susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias in a subject, comprises the steps of: (a) collecting (e.g., by surface EKG or intracardiac EKG) at least one QT and DI interval data set from the subject during a stage of gradually increasing heart rate or a stage of gradually... Agent: University Of North Carolina Greensboro

20140243696 - System and method for monitoring cardiac output with substantially improved accuracy and precision: m

20140243697 - Respiratory phase determination apparatus, respiratory phase determination method and respiratory phase determination program: Disclosed is a respiratory phase determination apparatus enabling a respiratory phase determination robust to personal differences in respiration among subjects and fluctuations in respiration of subjects in person without any need for calibration. The apparatus includes a first period feature value extraction section that extracts a first period feature value... Agent:

20140243698 - Sensor adaptor, apparatus, and method for monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide: A sensor adaptor (20) couples a face mask (22) to a gas sampling tube (24) connected to a device detecting end-tidal carbon dioxide. The sensor adaptor (20) includes a shaft (30) and connector (54). The shaft (30) includes a channel (40) providing a pathway for the carbon dioxide to travel... Agent:

20140243699 - Method and arrangement for determining an overhydration parameter or a body composition parameter: A method and an arrangement for determining an overhydration parameter or a body composition parameter are disclosed. The method comprises: obtaining first bioimpedance measurement data of a patient from a first type of hioimpedance measurement (204), deriving bioimpedance calibration data from the first bioimpedance measurement data for calibrating second hioimpedance... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20140243701 - Temperature measurement system and method: A method and apparatus for measuring the change in temperature of a material being heated. In one embodiment, the method includes introducing particles having magnetic susceptibility into the material; heating the material and particles; measuring, using a circuit having a resonant frequency, the change in the resonant frequency of the... Agent: Resonant Circuits Ltd

20140243700 - Wireless transmission of temperature data: An identification input device and a temperature detector that detects body temperature data. The identification input device may be an optical touch pen. The infrared touch pen may be affixed to the temperature detector using a hook and connector or a snap fit connector. In use, the temperature detector computes... Agent: Exergen Corporation

20140243702 - Hearing assessment method and system: A system and a method for a healthcare provider to easily, accurately and efficiently provide a hearing test and a pressure test, i.e., a hearing assessment, for their patients, in a way that accurately detects hearing loss and provides recommendations for seeking further assistance from qualified hearing health specialists is... Agent: Db Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

20140243703 - Implantable shunt system and associated pressure sensors: A hermetically sealed biocompatible pressure sensor module configured for implant at a desired site at which a pressure is to be measured. Anodic bonding of the pressure module package components which have similar thermal coefficients of expansion provides low stress bonding and maintains long term reliability, dependability and accuracy. The... Agent: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140243704 - Filter for fine needle biopsy: A biopsy needle comprises a first lumen open to a tissue penetrating distal tip of the needle for receiving a tissue sample therein and a second lumen in combination with a filter separating the first and second lumens from one another, the filter being configured to permit fluids to pass... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140243705 - Frictional trans-epithelial tissue disruption collection apparatus and method of inducing an immune response: In an embodiment of the invention, a frictional tissue sampling device with a head designed to be rotated without rotating off the designated site can be used to obtain tissue biopsy samples. A frictional tissue sampling device with a head designed to be rotated without rotating off the designated site... Agent: Histologics LLC

20140243706 - Sample recovery and collection device: Disclosed herein is a sample recovery and collection device comprising a tube, a cap, an insert, and an opening. The cap includes an O-ring and is removably secured to the tube for sealing the tube. The insert includes a first end having a ring that is adhered to the tube... Agent:

20140243707 - Drainage system for wounds: A fluid drainage system is provided which is configured to engage with a drainage tube engaged with a drainage site with a patient. The container has an internal cavity with negative pressure to impart suction to the drainage tube and can be engaged to the drainage tube without loss of... Agent:

20140243708 - Sampling device: A medical sampling device, a method of manufacturing the device, and methods of testing and diagnosis using the device; a sampling dressing comprising the device, a method of manufacturing the dressing, and a method of diagnosis using the dressing; and a therapy dressing comprising the device, a method of manufacturing... Agent: Neotherix Limited

20140243709 - Pressure sensing pad, method of making the same, pressure sensing system, and pressure map display: A pressure sensing pad or mat comprises a piezoresistive layer, a top electrically conductive layer comprising a plurality of electrically conductive top strips extending in a first direction along one side of the piezoresistive layer, a bottom electrically conductive layer comprising a plurality of electrically conductive bottom strips extending in... Agent: Hill-rom Services, Inc.

20140243710 - Posture training system and control method thereof: A posture training system and an operating method thereof are provided. The posture training system includes a sensor configured to sense information regarding user posture, a server configured to analyze the posture information obtained by the sensor and generate correction information for correcting the user posture, and a haptic unit... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunicatios Research Institute

20140243711 - Information-processing system: An exemplary information-processing system includes: a first measuring unit that measures body activity amount of a user; a second measuring unit that measures body activity amount of the user, the second measuring unit being different from the first measuring unit; a calculation unit that executes a predetermined calculation based on... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

  
08/21/2014 > 130 patent applications in 83 patent subcategories.

20140235923 - Dose computation for radiation therapy using heterogeneity compensated superposition: A system for radiation therapy includes a radiation planning system. The radiation planning system includes a data processor that is adapted to receive information concerning an intended radiation treatment region of a body, receive a calculated initial energy released per unit mass for a plurality of locations within the body,... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140235918 - Laser ion source and heavy particle beam therapy equipment: One embodiment of a particle accelerator includes: a vacuum container with its inside evacuated to produce vacuum, the vacuum container being formed with a laser beam entrance window for allowing a laser beam to enter; a target arranged in the vacuum container so as to be irradiated with a laser... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140235919 - Multi-leaf collimator, particle beam therapy system, and treatment planning apparatus: There are provided a leaf row in which a plurality of leaf plates are arranged in the thickness direction of the row in such a way that the respective one end faces of the leaf plates are trued up and a leaf plate drive mechanism that drives each of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140235922 - Particle beam treatment system and beam position correcting method thereof: A particle beam treatment system includes an accelerator system that accelerates a charged particle beam and a beam transport system that transports a high-energy beam emitted from the accelerator to an irradiation location, wherein the beam transport system is provided with at least one steering electromagnet and at least one... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140235920 - Radiosurgical neuromodulation devices, systems, and methods for treatment of behavioral disorders by external application of ionizing radiation: Radiosurgical techniques and systems treat behavioral disorders (such as depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (“OCD”), addiction, hyperphagia, and the like) by directing radiation from outside the patient toward a target tissue within the patient's brain, typically without imposing surgical trauma. The target will often be included in a neural circuit associated with... Agent:

20140235921 - System and method for positioning with nuclear imaging: The invention relates to a system for determining the position of radioactively marked target tissue of a patient in radiation therapy by means of a radiation therapy device. The system comprises at least one detector for the imaging detection of the radiation distribution of a radioactive radiation source that is... Agent: Humediq Gmbh

20140235924 - Method of radiotherapy: The invention provides a method for the treatment of soft tissue disease in a mammalian subject (preferably a human or canine subject), said method comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective quantity of a soft tissue targeting complex of thorium-227 and a complexing agent, wherein said quantity is such... Agent: Algeta Asa

20140235925 - Systems and methods for portative magneto therapy: In accordance with one embodiment, a system for applying magnetic fields to one or more objects is provided. The system may include a one or more neodymium disc magnets for providing magnetic fields. In one embodiment, the system may have up to two neodymium disc magnets. For example, the neodymium... Agent:

20140235926 - Circular coils for deep transcranial magnetic stimulation: A transcranial magnetic stimulation coil which is location-specific for frontal lobe regions, occipital lobe regions, parietal lobe regions, right temporal regions and left temporal regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a substantially circular direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in substantially... Agent: Brainsway, Inc.

20140235927 - Unilateral coils for deep transcranial magnetic stimulation: A coil for transcranial magnetic stimulation which is location-specific for unilateral brain regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a first direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in a second direction which is opposite the first direction. The multiple stimulating elements and... Agent: Brainsway, Inc.

20140235928 - Central base coils for deep transcranial magnetic stimulation: A transcranial magnetic stimulation coil which is location-specific for medial brain regions or lateral brain regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a first direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in a second direction which is opposite the first direction. The multiple... Agent: Brainsway, Inc.

20140235929 - Magnetic field stimulation: A magnetic coil system featuring a multi-layer structure (312a, 312b), a spherical shape, or both allows for efficient generation of a gradient magnetic field that induces an electric field in air in a region proximate to the coil. By subjecting at least a portion of a person's brain to the... Agent:

20140235930 - Driveline cable assembly: A blood pump assembly includes a blood pump configured for implantation and a cable assembly for providing power and control signals to the blood pump. The cable assembly includes a strain relief assembly and a driveline. The strain relief assembly secures the cable assembly to the blood pump and has... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20140235931 - Generating artificial pulse: In order to produce a pulsatile blood flow pattern that includes time periods of relatively high blood flow rates and time periods of relatively low blood flow rates, the operating speed of a blood pump can be selectively controlled to produce an operating speed pattern that includes time periods of... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20140235932 - Adjustable sling and method of treating pelvic conditions: Systems for providing support within the pelvic region of a patient. The systems can include an elongated incontinence sling having a central support portion adapted to be positioned to support any one of the urethra or anus, and a sling tension adjustment mechanism operatively attached to the elongated sling. The... Agent:

20140235933 - Genetic modification of rats: Compositions and methods are provided for making rat pluripotent and totipotent cells, including rat embryonic stem (ES) cells. Compositions and methods for improving efficiency or frequency of germline transmission of genetic modifications in rats are provided. Such methods and compositions comprise an in vitro culture comprising a feeder cell layer... Agent:

20140235936 - Clip for organ retraction during minimally invasive surgery: Provided herein is a clip for organ retraction or organ exposure during minimal invasive surgery wherein the clip comprises a body made of a biocompatible material wherein the body comprises at least two generally opposing first and second segments that form a jaw defined by a separation between the two... Agent: Surgical Perspectives Sas

20140235934 - Minimally invasive levator avulsion repair: Described are pelvic implants and methods of surgically placing pelvic implants that provide treatment for pelvic floor disorders by support of the levator by creating an incision that allows access to a region of tissue of the pelvic floor and inserting a pelvic implant comprising a tissue support portion delivered... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140235935 - Pelvic floor treatments and related tools and implants: Described are implants, tools, and methods useful for treating pelvic conditions such as prolapse, by placing an implant to support pelvic tissue, the implants, tools, and methods involving one or more of an insertion tool that works in coordination with a sheath, adjusting engagements, specific implants and pieces of implants,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140235938 - Ganja vibe: Triple area vibrator designed to stimulate three erogenous zones simultaneously or independently, providing stimulation to the vagina, clitoris, and anal/perianal regions. Also functions as a g spot rocker vibrator designed to stimulate both the g spot and the clitoris. Alternatively, the invention may also be used as a prostate massager.... Agent: Heather B. Enterprises, LLC

20140235937 - Portable and readily dismantled human restraint system: A portable human restraint system for use by those who practice an alternative sexual lifestyle known as dominance and submission or discipline and bondage. The restraint system includes a bondage frame that can be secured to any door of a room and easily dismantled into a compact size for storage... Agent:

20140235939 - Method for producing an endoscope and an endoscope: A method for producing an endoscope with a distal end and a proximal end, wherein a tube is provided, which has an opening for receiving a window. The method including, inserting a window into the opening of the tube, permanently fixing the window in the opening of the tube, and... Agent: Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh

20140235940 - S-shaped visible hard intubation core: A S-shaped visible hard intubating stylet comprises a LCD display, a handler and a hard stylet which are connected successively; the hard stylet has an outer end provided with a camera and a light emitter which are connecting to the LCD display, respectively; the hard stylet is formed to comprise,... Agent: Zhejiang Youyi Medical Apparatus Co., Ltd.

20140235941 - Catheter including a bendable portion: An endoscope system having an endoscope, an external tube associated with said endoscope and extending alongside said endoscope, an endoscope tool extending through said external tube and having formed along at least part of an elongate surface thereof a hydrophilic coating; and a liquid communication port associated with said external... Agent: Smart Medical Systems Ltd.

20140235942 - Medical device and method for internal healing and antimicrobial purposes: Process and device for directly medicinally treating interior tissue during or after intubation of a patient by passing medicinal radiant energy transversely through the intubation device to irradiate the internal patient tissue for promoting healing or for an antimicrobial effect. The invention is useful in conjunction with endoscopies and catherizations,... Agent: Percuvision, LLC

20140235944 - Jawed tip assembly: A tip assembly is presented herein. The tip assembly can have a member having a first end and a second end. The first end of the member can be open. The first end also can allows an implement to be inserted. The tip assembly also includes a jaw hingedly coupled... Agent: Trocare LLC

20140235943 - Vision probe with access port: An anatomical probe system comprises an elongated flexible body and an elongated probe extending within the flexible body. The probe has a distal end and includes an outer wall defining a channel. The probe also includes an access port in the outer wall in communication with the channel. The access... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140235945 - Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field: In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical structure, e.g., the optical... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140235946 - Optical obturator visualization system: A visualization system includes an obturator assembly and an endoscope. The obturator assembly includes two body halves defining a longitudinal split line. Each of the two body halves includes a housing portion and an elongate member portion extending distally from the housing portion. The two body halves define a longitudinal... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235947 - Optics tube for an endoscope, endoscope, and method for mounting at least one rod lens in an optics tube: In an optics tube for an endoscope, a lens arrangement including at least one rod lens is received in the inside of the optics tube, wherein a sleeve is fixed on the at least one rod lens and at least partially encloses the rod lens, and wherein the sleeve is... Agent:

20140235948 - Method for single-fiber microscopy using intensity-pattern sampling and optimization-based reconstruction: A method for imaging an object with resolution that exceeds the number of spatial modes per polarization in a multimode fiber is disclosed. In some embodiments, the object is interrogated with a plurality of non-spot-sized intensity patterns and the optical power reflected by the object is detected for each intensity... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140235949 - Surgical access device including gimbal mount cooperating with bellows attached to proximal wall of seal housing: A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having a seal housing and a gimbal mount disposed within the seal housing, the seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passage for receiving at least one surgical object therethrough and the gimbal mount adapted for angular movement... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235950 - Surgical access system and related methods: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Agent: Nuvasive, Inc.

20140235952 - Expandable thoracic access port: A surgical access assembly includes a body having first and second body members. Each body member has an opposed side and an outer side. The body members are coupled to one another by a connector and are moveable with respect to one another between an approximated position and a spread... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235951 - Smoke vent for access port device: An access port device is provided including a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end with at least one lumen extending therethrough, a first ring secured at the proximal end of the tubular member, and a second ring secured at the distal end of the tubular member.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235953 - Surgical access device including universal seal mechanism associated with bellows: A surgical access instrument for permitting access to body tissue is presented including a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, and a cannula member connected to the housing, the cannula member defining a longitudinal axis and permitting passage of a surgical object therethrough. The surgical access instrument... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235954 - Veress needle with illuminated guidance and suturing capability: A laparoscopic instrument for forming an incision in a body cavity, insufflating the body cavity with gas, and suturing the incision at the completion of the surgery includes a set of jaws at the distal end of the Veress needle or cannula. The jaws are pivoted to one another for... Agent:

20140235955 - Electronic skin patch for real time monitoring of cardiac activity and personal health management: A novel wearable electronic skin patch sensor device configured for the real time acquisition, processing and communicating of cardiac activity and other types of biological information within a wired or wireless network is disclosed. A system level scheme for networking the sensor device with client devices that include intelligent personal... Agent: Ip Holdings, Inc.

20140235956 - Methods and systems of evaluating a risk of a gastrointestinal cancer: A method of evaluating gastrointestinal cancer risk. The method comprises generating a set of features comprising a plurality of current blood test results from a blood collected from a target individual, providing at least one classifier generated according to an analysis of a plurality of respective historical blood test results... Agent:

20140235962 - Apparatus, system and method for multi-modal volumetric ultrasound imaging and biopsy of a single breast: An apparatus for volumetric ultrasound imaging of a breast using different modes, including transmission, reflection and the speed of sound, which apparatus comprises a negatively pressurized breast imaging cup with integrated ultrasound transducers and an ultrasound coupling mechanism; an ultrasound system comprising the apparatus; and a method of imaging a... Agent: Xcision Medical Systems, LLC

20140235961 - Device for measuring the consumption of oxygen and the consumption of carbon dioxide by a subject: A device for measuring the consumption of oxygen and the consumption of carbon dioxide by a subject comprises an air collecting member for collecting the flow of air breathed, a flowmeter for measuring the flow rate of air exhaled by the subject, and a sampling line for sampling a portion... Agent: Cosmed S.r.l.

20140235960 - Device to block emesis and reflux and associated system and method: A nasogastric/orogastric (Ng/Og) device includes a main lumen configured for at least one of gastric decompression, enteral feeding and enteral medication administration. An expandable esophageal cuff is carried by the device body and configured in a normally expanded position such that when inserted within the esophagus, the esophageal cuff conforms... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140235958 - Device with active valve to block emesis and reflux blockage device and associated system and method: A device blocks emesis and/or reflex and includes a tube insertable into the esophagus. The tube includes an inflation lumen. A valve is carried by the tube and includes a flexible sheath having an upper edge secured onto the tube and a lower circumferential edge. An inflatable balloon is associated... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140235957 - Device with passive valve to block emesis and/or reflux and associated system and method: A device to block emesis and/or reflux includes a tube insertable into the esophagus. A valve is carried by the tube and includes a flexible sheath having an upper edge secured onto the tube and an unsecured lower circumferential edge and configured such that upon contact with emesis and/or reflux... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140235964 - Hand-held vital signs monitor: The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a hardware control component featuring a microprocessor that operates as interactive, icon-driven GUI on an LCD; and, 2) a sensor component that connects to the control component through a shielded coaxial cable. The sensor features: 1) an optical component that... Agent: Sotera Wireless, Inc.

20140235966 - Information processing system and information processing apparatus: An information processing system includes: a physical measurement apparatus measuring the body of a user and radio-transmitting measurement data; and an information processing apparatus receiving the measurement data radio-transmitted from the physical measurement apparatus, displaying information on the measurement data of the user on a screen, and displaying a notice... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140235959 - Methods and algorithms for supervisory closed-loop determination of optimized scheduling of ventilator weaning trials: Ventilatory systems and methods are disclosed for detecting weaning readiness of a patient. In one aspect the method includes the steps of collecting patient data; analyzing the collected patient data to generate at least one patient parameter; comparing the at least one patient parameter to predetermined weaning readiness threshold criteria;... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235969 - Monitoring system for monitoring a patient and detecting delirium of the patient: The present invention relates to a monitoring system (1, 2, 3) and a corresponding monitoring method for monitoring a patient and detecting delirium of the patient in an unobtrusive manner without the need of on-body sensors. The proposed monitoring system comprises a monitoring unit (10) for obtaining image data (30)... Agent:

20140235963 - Remote health care system: A health care medical device includes one or more medical sensor devices, an assembly that houses the one or more medical sensor devices and a mobile electronic computing device with a display. The mobile electronic computing device is secured to the assembly. Medical data from the one or more medical... Agent: Welch Allyn, Inc.

20140235968 - Systems and methods for presenting personal health information: 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: Valencell, Inc.

20140235967 - Wearable apparatus having integrated physiological and/or environmental 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: Valencell, Inc.

20140235965 - Wireless monitoring: A monitoring system includes a Doppler radar formed with an IEEE 802 protocol transmitter and an IEEE 802 protocol receiver to detect motion, wherein frequency waves are transmitted by the IEEE 802 protocol transmitter and reflected waves are received by the IEEE protocol 802 receiver; and an analyzer to perform... Agent:

20140235970 - Assembly for determining the presence or absence of an analyte in a blood sample and analysis unit comprising such an assembly: This assembly includes: a transportable support; a strip attached to the support and including an application area for applying the sample and at least one reagent required for the analysis; a piercing member for piercing the skin and a blood vessel; and a container for collecting, storing and returning the... Agent: Biomerieux

20140235971 - Detecting a vasoactive agent in the bloodstream: A system and method are disclosed for detecting a vasoactive agent in patient's bloodstream. In one embodiment, an input signal is received that is associated with arterial blood pressure. A change of an arterial blood pressure parameter over time is determined. A vasoactive agent is then automatically detected using the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140235972 - Method and apparatus for determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using tissue fluorescence: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue from spectral information collected from the tissue. An illumination system provides light at a plurality of broadband ranges, which are communicated to an optical probe. The optical probe receives light from the illumination system... Agent:

20140235973 - Measurement of a fluorescent analyte using tissue excitation: An apparatus and method for noninvasive measurement of a fluorescent analyte concentration in the blood of a patient by exciting the blood and the analyte at two wavelength ranges and measuring the emission spectrum of the fluorescent analyte when (i) the difference of emission intensities at the excitation wavelength ranges... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140235974 - Integrated calibrant measurement system for analyte sensors: Embodiments of the present invention provide a blood analyte sensing system (10) that includes an integral calibrant concentration measurement system. The blood analyte sensing system includes a blood sensor (22), a calibration system and the calibrant concentration measurement system. The calibrant concentration measurement system is connected in communication with both... Agent: Edward Lifesciences Corporation

20140235975 - System and method for adjusting configuration parameter collection rates received from a plurality of medical devices: A medical device communication system is presented including a plurality of medical devices and at least one data collection module for capturing a set of values at a first rate, the set of values corresponding to configuration parameters acquired from the plurality of medical devices. The medical device communication system... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235976 - System and method for determining a vital sign of a subject: The present invention relates to a system for determining a vital sign of a subject by which the likelihood of generating and outputting false alarms is reduced. The system comprises a vital sign processor that processes said vital sign information signal measured by a sensor attached to a subject to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N. V.

20140235980 - Heart rate and pulse monitoring device: Methods, devices and systems for obtaining heart rate by obtaining apical and non-apical heart rate datum using first and second heart rate monitoring devices. The apical and non-apical heart rate data are input into a heart rate verification module (HRVM) that includes a number of programming instructions for effecting the... Agent:

20140235977 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140235978 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140235979 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140235981 - Closed loop control with improved alarm functions: Methods, system and devices for monitoring control parameters in a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring glucose level and automatic administration of a medication, detecting a condition associated with hypoglycemia, determining whether a probability of the detected condition associated with hypoglycemia exceeding a threshold level, and outputting a notification... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140235982 - Transcutaneous medical device with variable stiffness: The present invention relates generally to variable stiffness transcutaneous medical devices including a distal portion designed to be more flexible than a proximal portion. The variable stiffness can be provided by a variable pitch in one or more wires of the device, a variable cross-section in one or more wires... Agent: Dexcorm, Inc.

20140235983 - System and method for facilitating observation of monitored physiologic data: Present embodiments are directed to a system and method capable of detecting and graphically indicating physiologic patterns in patient data. For example, present embodiments may include a monitoring system that includes a monitor capable of receiving input relating to patient physiological parameters and storing historical data related to the parameters.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140235985 - Method and system for providing integrated analyte monitoring and infusion system therapy management: Method and system for providing diabetes management and insulin therapy based on substantially real time glucose monitoring system is provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140235984 - System for a blood analyte sensor: The present invention provides a blood parameter sensing system that may include a sensor, a blood access system, a flow controller and a monitor system. The blood access system may include a blood draw member having an internal configuration adapted to avoid clotting without the use of anticoagulants and under... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20140235986 - Impedance based anatomy generation: Methods and systems for the determination and representation of anatomy anatomical information are disclosed herein.... Agent: Rhythmia Medical, Inc.

20140235989 - Localization for electrocardiographic mapping: A system (10) can localize an object in a patient's body. The system (10) can include a pulse generator (18 or 30) configured to provide a localization signal to at least one electrode that is fixed to the object in the patient's body. A sensor array (22) can be configured... Agent: Cardioinsight Technologies, Inc.

20140235987 - Method and determination of cardiac activation from electrograms with multiple deflections: A method and system for determining activation times for electric potentials from complex electrograms to identify the location of arrhythmic sources or drivers. The method includes counting a number deflections in a recorded cardiac electrogram signal from at least one electrode for a predetermined amount of time. A deflection time... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140235988 - Methods for simultaneous cardiac substrate mapping using spatial correlation maps between neighboring unipolar electrograms: A base cardiac electrogram signal at a base electrode is recorded for a predetermined amount of time. A plurality of cardiac electrogram signals at a plurality of electrodes other than the base electrode are recorded for the predetermined amount of time. The base cardiac electrogram signal is compared with each... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140235990 - Machine-based patient-specific seizure classification system: This disclosure is directed to a machine-based patient-specific seizure classification system. In general, an example system may comprise a non-linear SVM seizure classification system-on-chip (SoC) with multichannel EEG data acquisition and storage for epileptic patients is presented. The SoC may integrate a hardware-efficient log-linear Gaussian Basis Function engine, floating point... Agent: Masdar Institute Of Science And Technology

20140235991 - Electrode systems for use with medical monitoring systems: Electrode systems for use with neuromuscular monitoring systems are provided herein. An example electrode system for use with a monitoring system can include a flexible substrate, a connector interface, one or more stimulating electrodes, one or more recording electrodes and a plurality of conductive traces carried on the flexible substrate.... Agent: T4 Analytics LLC

20140235992 - Solid state diode applicator disc: Provided is a device and method for adhering a solid state diode onto a patient and allowing for monitoring during radiation treatment. More particularly, a diode is placed onto a patient. The diode applicator disc is placed on top of the diode with the center of the diode in the... Agent:

20140235993 - Object information acquiring apparatus and control method therefor: An object information acquiring apparatus includes a probe configured to detect a photoacoustic wave generated from an object irradiated with light, a signal collector configured to generate a first detection signal from the photoacoustic wave, a signal processor configured to generate, from the first detection signal, a second detection signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140235994 - Optimized velocity-selective arterial spin labelling module: A velocity selective preparation method is disclosed, for velocity selective arterial spin labelling (VSASL), the VSASL method using non-selective radiofrequency pulses and magnetic field gradients to modulate the longitudinal magnetization of the spins as a function of their velocity, wherein said velocity selective preparation method comprises an n-segment B1 insensitive... Agent: Isis Innovation Ltd.

20140235996 - Method for non-invasive mapping of myocardial electric activity: A method for mapping of myocardial electric activity includes measuring electrocardiogram data or magnetocardiogram data and mapping the degree of electric activity of a myocardial surface using the electrocardiogram data or the magnetocardiogram data. A signal source of the electrocardiogram data or the magnetocardiogram data is a myocardial surface potential... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science

20140235995 - Multi-modality image acquistion: One or more techniques and/or systems are described for automatically generating a transformation matrix for correlating images from an ultrasound modality with images from another modality (or with ultrasound images acquired at a different point in time). Ultrasound volumetric data and volumetric data yielded from another image modality are examined... Agent:

20140235997 - Cannula with image markers to indicate expandable device size: A cannula and method include a shaft portion having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the oppositely disposed distal end along the longitudinal axis. A hub is attached to the proximal end of the shaft portion and includes... Agent: Kyphon Sarl

20140236000 - Catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle detection method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle detection program: A catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus includes a catheter rotation angle detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of a catheter in an operator's hand, an image processing unit that extracts a catheter tip-end region from an x-ray fluoroscopic image of a first x-ray fluoroscopic capturing unit, a catheter... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140235998 - Method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images: A method and apparatus for performing registration of medical images includes mapping a virtual coordinate system used by a first medical apparatus and a virtual coordinate system used by a second medical apparatus to one another. The coordinate systems are associated with a real-time medical image captured by the first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140235999 - Method for determining the shape of a surgical instrument and surgical instrument having a deformable body: The present invention also relates to a surgical instrument (1) having a deformable body (2) comprising at least two sensors (3, 4), wherein at least one sensor is a tracking sensor (3) and at least one other sensor is a sensor (4) which allows the value of a predetermined parameter... Agent: Brainlab Ag

20140236001 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and ultrasound image display method: An ultrasound image is displayed while clarifying a positional relationship with an ultrasound probe. An ultrasound diagnostic device is provided with an ultrasound probe, a first position detecting means for detecting a position of the ultrasound probe, an ultrasound image generating means for generating an ultrasound image by using a... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20140236002 - Methods and systems for imaging tissue motion using optical coherence tomography: A system and method for measuring tissue motion within a living tissue of the anterior segment and aqueous outflow system of the eye in a subject are provided. Tissue movements are extracted from a plurality of images acquired from the living tissue using an optical coherence tomography system. The images... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20140236003 - Interfacing systems, devices, and methods for optical imaging: An imaging interface for diffuse optical tomography of breast includes a plurality of concentric rings. Each concentric ring can include a plurality of optical input/output apertures arranged on a radially inner surface thereof. The rings can have different inner and outer diameters from each other and can be arranged in... Agent:

20140236004 - Method and system for quantitative vectorial perfusion based upon blood flow direction using 4d medical imaging: A tissue response in a predetermined unit of volume or area tissue of interest is determined by excluding some data of the adjacent tissues based upon a blood flow direction with respect to the tissue of interest. The exclusion is based upon a predetermined time-related parameter such as time-to-peak and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140236005 - Contrast assisted intravascular ultrasound imaging: A method of imaging a blood vessel includes delivering a bubble-based contrast agent within the vessel and positioning at least one ultrasound device in the vicinity of the bubble-based contrast agent within the vessel. A first burst of low-frequency ultrasound energy can be delivered to excite the bubble-based contrast agent... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh-of The Commonwealth Systems Of Higher Education

20140236006 - Radiographic imaging apparatus and control method therefor: A radiographic imaging apparatus comprising: a radiation detector configured to be detachable with respect to a patient platform and detect radiation transmitted through an object in one of a moving image capturing mode and a still image capturing mode; a detection unit configured to detect a shift timing of an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236007 - Combined imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: A combined imaging apparatus in which heterogeneous imaging devices are combined and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The combined imaging apparatus includes a photoacoustic imaging unit to irradiate an energy beam to a target part, an ultrasonic imaging unit to generate an ultrasonic wave, irradiate the ultrasonic... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20140236008 - Ultrasound imaging equipment and method: In ultrasonic imaging, a physically consistent value of blood flow velocity is measured in the vicinity of body tissues. The ultrasound imaging apparatus comprises a shape extraction part for recognizing shape data of biological tissues by using echo signals reflected from a test subject irradiated with ultrasonic waves, a flow... Agent: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

20140236011 - Methods and systems for simultaneous interventional imaging and functional measurements: Methods and systems for performing an interventional procedure are presented. A first set of pulses are delivered using at least one image sensor simultaneously with a second set of pulses delivered using at least one flow sensor disposed in an integrated interventional device towards a target region in a subject.... Agent: General Electric Company

20140236010 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image acquisition unit, a measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a display unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an ultrasonic image representing information inside an object. The measurement unit executes measurement on the ultrasonic image. The estimation unit estimates a... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140236009 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: In an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus of the present invention, the controller writes and reads element data of one frame into and out from two or more buffer memories 21a, 21b, . . . 21i sequentially frame by frame and assigns the element data of one frame sequentially read out from... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140236012 - Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus is provided which easily recreates test conditions same as the past, comprising scanner, signal processor, display controller, storage, detector, collator, and controller. Scanner scans a subject with ultrasound waves through ultrasound probe. Storage previously stores first relevant information in which operation of the scanner, the signal processor,... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140236013 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus controls, out of a plurality of arithmetic cores each for phasing addition on element data, the no river of arithmetic cores to be used in phasing addition on element data in accordance with remaining power of a built in battery, and produces an ultrasound image based... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140236014 - Methods and devices for occluding an ovarian pathway: Methods and devices of sterilization by which the ovarian pathway is occluded by a plug, wherein placement of the plug may be visually confirmed. Other methods and devices are also described.... Agent: Bayer Essure Inc.

20140236015 - High intensity focused ultrasound probes and methods of manufacturing and operating the same: An ultrasound probe includes a therapeutic ultrasound transducer, a slot disposed in the therapeutic ultrasound transducer, and a first diagnostic ultrasound transducer disposed in the slot and configured to move along the slot.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140236016 - Ultrasound device with cavity for conductive medium: Devices and systems are disclosed that are associated with ultrasound sound devices. In one embodiment, a diaphragm for an ultrasound device comprises a housing configured with a receiving cavity defined by one or more sidewalls, wherein the receiving cavity is configured to hold a conductive medium. A connector formed in... Agent:

20140236017 - Cmut-on-cmos based guidewire intravascular imaging: An intravascular guidewire with integrated imaging and pressure measurement capabilities is disclosed. The guidewire can comprise an integrated CMUT-on-CMOS ultrasound transducer array to provide 3D imaging of vasculature and other tissue. The guidewire can also comprise a conventional FFR pressure sensor or Doppler flow sensor. Due to the low power... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140236018 - Ultrasound transducer element and ultrasound endoscope: An ultrasound transducer element includes a plurality of electrostatic capacitance type ultrasound cells each having a lower electrode portion and a membrane including an upper electrode portion that are oriented and disposed via a cavity circular in plan view, and a thickness of the cavity monotonously decreases in a curved... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140236019 - Device, system and method for blood vessel imaging and marking: The present invention relates to a device, system and a method for blood vessel imaging, detection, and marking and in particular, to such a device, system and method in which an optical enhancers are utilized to increase the accuracy and quality of the process for detecting a blood vessel.... Agent:

20140236020 - Devices for non-contact thermographic mapping of tissue for viability assessment and methods of their use: Systems and methods for remote thermographic assessment of tissue viability are disclosed. A system may include a controllable source of one or more thermal stimuli to be applied to a tissue, a measurement system to measure a heat response of the tissue before, during, and/or after the application of the... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140236021 - Near-infrared super-continuum lasers for early detection of breast and other cancers: A system and method for using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (SWIR) light sources for early detection and monitoring of breast cancer, as well as other kinds of cancers may detect decreases in lipid content and increases in collagen content, possibly with a shift in the collagen peak wavelengths and changes... Agent: Omni Medsci, Inc.

20140236023 - Probe: A probe, such as a spectroscopic probe, for enabling a fluid or tissue sample to be tested in situ. The probe includes a conduit, such as a hypodermic needle, that can be inserted into a test subject and a wave coupling arranged to direct electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from... Agent: Gloucestershire Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust

20140236022 - Scanning optical systems: Scanning mechanisms that have application in confocal imaging use electromagnetic actuation to move elements in an optical system. An objective lens mounted to a flexure comprising a magnetic material is actuated in the axial direction by an electromagnet coil. An optical path may pass through the coil. Scanning in transverse... Agent: The University Of British Columbia

20140236024 - Medical probe with multi-fiber lumen: The present invention relates to a medical probe which consists of a cannula with a multilumen stylet inside. The multilumen contains at least two lumen. Both the multilumen as well as the cannula may have beveled ends. In the lumen straight optical fibers (i.e.no angle end face) are present that... Agent: Kloninklijke Philips N.v.

20140236026 - Method and apparatus for multi-state heart failure decompensation detection: Devices and methods for detecting events indicative of heart failure (HF) decompensation status are described. An ambulatory medical device can determine the present physiologic state as being either a drift state or a stable state, and applies an algorithm to detect HF decompensation event according to the physiologic state. In... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140236025 - Personal health monitoring system: A personal health monitor device comprising memory for collecting and storing attributes from an individual and a processor for quantizing each attribute in such a way as to indicate a normal range for that attribute and for measuring deviations from that normal range. The processor further calculates the well-being of... Agent:

20140236027 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140236028 - Blood-pressure sensor: A blood-pressure sensor includes a substrate, a first electrode, a magnetization fixed layer, a nonmagnetic layer, a magnetization free layer, and a second electrode. The substrate is bent to generate a tensile stress at least in a first direction. The first electrode is provided on the substrate. The magnetization fixed... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140236029 - Algorithm adaptation to an external impact on the data: Devices and methods for detecting a physiological target event such as events indicative of HF decompensation status are described. An ambulatory medical device is configured to determine the presence and timing of a confounding event, segment a sensed physiological signal into at least two data segments, adjust the physiological signal... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140236030 - Ecg rhythym advisory method: v

20140236031 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140236032 - Implantable heart monitoring device: An implantable heart monitoring device including a sensing unit, a signal quality analysis unit, and an evaluation unit. The sensing unit is connected to at least one electrode that picks up electric potentials. The sensing unit processes electrical signals corresponding to the electric potentials, and generates sense signals including events... Agent: Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

20140236033 - Apparatus and method for the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation: Embodiments of the invention provide methods for the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) and related conditions. One embodiment provides a method comprising measuring electrical activity of the heart using electrodes arranged on the heart surface to define an area for detecting aberrant electrical activity (AEA) and then using... Agent: Incube Labs, LLC

20140236034 - Method for the detection of subcutanous cardiac signals and a cardiac device for use in detecting subcutaneous cardiac signals: A cardiac device and method for detecting QRS signals within a composite heart signal of a body including providing at least two input heart signals via at least two separate input channels, wherein each of the at least two input heart signals is recorded by pairs of sensing electrodes that... Agent:

20140236035 - Method and system for automated ventilator monitoring to ensure lung-protective ventilation: A method and a system for acquiring patient parameters and automatically monitoring a patient's lung injury risk include a processor and processing instructions executable by the processor to periodically and automatically determine an arterial oxygenation parameter of the patient based on first data acquired from a monitoring device coupled to... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140236036 - Device for obtaining respiratory information of a subject: A device and method for reliably and accurately obtaining respiratory information of a subject despite motion of the subject are disclosed. The proposed device comprises a motion signal computing unit for computing a number M of motion signals for a plurality of pixels and/or groups of pixels of at least... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140236037 - Necklace-shaped physiological monitor: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor (referred to herein as the ‘necklace’) that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140236038 - Method for signal encoding evoked responses: A method and apparatus for utilizing the benefits of encoded signal transmission and reception to enhance the performance of medical testing devices (100) adapted to evoke and measure biological response signals such as auditory evoked potentials (AEP), and the auditory brainstem response (ABR) signals in particular. Auditory stimuli, such as... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20140236039 - Method of calibrating and operating a direct neural interface system: m

20140236040 - Low frequency stimulator using music and diet system including low frequency stimulator: The present invention relates to a low-frequency stimulator using music, and a weight-loss assisting system having a low-frequency stimulator. The low-frequency stimulator according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a beat extracting unit extracting a beat through a sound pressure magnitude comparison between one or more acoustic signals... Agent:

20140236041 - Locking tube clip: A component useable with one or more tube comprises a body engageable with one or more external surface recesses of the one or more tubes. The component has a pair of jaws extending from the body for gripping an item. The component is configured, such that, in use, in a... Agent:

20140236042 - Method and apparatus for measurement of neural response: A method for estimating conduction velocity of a neural response. Measurements of the neural response are obtained from at least two electrodes which are at distinct locations along a neural pathway. A delay between the time of arrival of the neural response at each respective electrode is determined from the... Agent: Saluda Medical Pty. Ltd.

20140236043 - Method and device for conducting a pure tone audiometry screening: A method for conducting a pure tone audiometry uses tones of different frequency and intensity utilizing an adaptive procedure. Tone signals with at least two different frequencies are independently changed by delivering to a test person a set of at least three different test stimuli selected from a group of... Agent:

20140236044 - Sampling assembly: An assembly for sampling bodily fluid, the assembly comprising a membrane penetration device comprising a membrane penetrating element for penetrating a bodily membrane to release a bodily fluid; and, a collector configured in a collection position to take up the released bodily fluid and retain the fluid for delivery to... Agent: Atomo Diagnostics Pty Limited

20140236045 - System for vascular access in laboratory animals: A system, and a method for its use, provides for placement of a fluid delivery needle into the tail of a laboratory animal. The system includes an animal receiving portion, structure configured to receive, position and restrain a tail of the animal placed in the animal receiving portion and a... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140236046 - Blood collection safety devices and methods of use and manufacture: An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least partly received in the housing, and a needle that is at least partly received in at least one of the first and second needle... Agent: Sta-med, LLC

20140236047 - Adjustable connector, improved fluid flow and reduced clotting risk: Methods and systems for determining the concentration of one or more analytes from a sample such as blood or plasma are described. The systems described herein can be configured to withdraw a sample from a source of fluid, direct a first portion of the withdrawn sample to an analyte monitoring... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation

  
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