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07/10/2014 > 116 patent applications in 72 patent subcategories.

20140194667 - Method for three dimensional (3d) lattice radiotherapy: A method for high-dose Grid radiotherapy utilizing a three-dimensional (3D) dose lattice formation is described herein. The 3D dose lattice can be achieved by, but not limited to, three technical approaches: 1) non-coplanar focused beams; 2) multileaf collimator (MLC)-based intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or aperture-modulated arc; and 3) heavy... Agent:

20140194668 - Portable therapeutic device using rotating static magnetic fields: The present invention provides a portable therapeutic device for treatment of dyslipidemia, hyperviscosaemia, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral artery disease, using rotating Static Magnetic Fields (rSMF). The device comprises a two part plastic housing with a handle and a designated treatment area, a DC motor with microcontroller and a cylindrically shaped... Agent: Device Therapeutics, Inc.

20140194670 - Implanting cardiac devices: A method of implanting a cardiac device featuring the insertion of an inner seal member through an opening in a pericardium about a living human heart. The inner seal member has a first sealing lip disposed inside the pericardium and surrounding an aperture through the inner seal member. An outer... Agent:

20140194669 - Supporting a heart: A heart support featuring a sheath sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body and an expandable chamber disposed within the sheath so as to apply pressure against the heart when expanded. The expandable chamber is at least partially defined by... Agent:

20140194671 - Heart sheath system and method of use: A method of sheathing a heart including inserting an expandable heart sheath into a living body with the sheath held in a collapsed state. The sheath is released to allow the sheath to expand inside the body. At least a portion of the heart within the body is surrounded by... Agent:

20140194672 - Supporting a heart: A heart support system featuring a constraint sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body, an expandable chamber disposed within the constraint so as to apply pressure against the heart when expanded and a connector system including a pneumatic connection port... Agent:

20140194673 - Piezoelectric-based, self-sustaining artificial cochlea: Piezoelectric transducer arrays and methods of making the same are discussed. Such an array can include a piezoelectric film comprising a plurality of segments. Adjacent segments can be separated by trenches of a plurality of trenches in the piezoelectric film. Additionally, such an array can include a plurality of electrodes... Agent: Wright State University

20140194674 - Lotus massage systems and methods: The Lotus massage systems and methods disclosed herein include various combined components that enhance the overall massage experience. These components integrate choreographed, mapped, synchronized, and freeform application of massage techniques with music, silence, ambient noise reduction, 360-degree site cancellation, aroma therapy, etc. The massage systems and methods disclosed herein may... Agent:

20140194676 - Implantable devices for the treatment of incontinence and methods of using same: An implantable device includes a body member having a bottom side that is parallel to a top side; a pair of legs extending from the bottom side of the body member; and a pair of arms extending from the body member perpendicular to the pair of legs and a second... Agent:

20140194675 - Method of treating incontinence: An implant for use in the treatment of urinary incontinence includes a suburethral support and an anchor portion extending from the support portion. The support portion is operatively positionable at or distal to the bulbar urethral complex and the anchor portion is operatively extensible through the obturator foramen.... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140194677 - Estrus synchronization preparations and effective cidr-less protocols: An injectable preparation of estrogenic and progestrogenic hormonal compounds in an anhydrous excipient injected to synchronize estrus in non-menstruating placental female animals, and a five to nine day protocol to apply the unique preparation to achieve estrus synchronization.... Agent:

20140194681 - Apparatus and method for intra-abdominally moving a first internal organ to a position away from a second internal organ and then holding the first internal organ in the position without manual input: An apparatus including a flexible length of cord and three tissue connectors positioned at the opposite ends of the cord and at an intermediate position of the cord is designed to be laparoscopically inserted through the abdominal wall and into the abdominal cavity, and used to move a first internal... Agent: Mis Solutions, Inc.

20140194679 - Implant tissue fixation system and method: Various embodiments of a mesh or implant system are provided. In certain embodiments, a tissue fixation device is included. The tissue fixation device can include an eyelet structure having an opening and one or more teeth adapted to grasp tissue to secure the implant in place.... Agent:

20140194680 - Method for supporting vaginal cuff: Described are methods and devices useful for supporting posterior vaginal tissue for various purposes such as treating or preventing vaginal prolapse or enterocele, especially in a patient not having a uterus, the devices including implants designed to contact the vaginal cuff and connect to sacral anatomy such as the sacrum... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20140194678 - Supporting a heart: A heart support system featuring a sleeve sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body, the sleeve having an inner surface arranged to contact the heart in use and a sheath extending about and constraining the sleeve. At least one of... Agent:

20140194682 - Insertion device: An insertion device includes an idle state detector detecting an idle state in which an insertion section does not move in directions along the longitudinal axis when a rotation unit rotates in directions around the longitudinal axis, and a movement displacement calculator calculating a rotation direction and amount of the... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140194686 - Endoscopic device and operating method thereof: An endoscopic device includes: a light source unit configured to repeat for every frame period, an operation of emitting illumination light during a front period and turning off the illumination light during a back period of the frame period; a buffer memory mounted in an endoscopic scope and configured to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140194687 - Filter for use with imaging endoscopes: A fluorescence endoscopy video system includes a multi-mode light source that produces light for white light and fluorescence imaging modes. A filter is positioned at the distal end of an imaging endoscope so that the endoscope can produce fluorescence and white light images of a tissue sample.... Agent: Novadaq Technologies Inc.

20140194684 - Medical device for conducting a medical examination and/or intervention within a human or animal body: The invention is related to a medical device (1) for conducting a medical examination and/or intervention within a human or animal body, the medical device (1) comprising a handle (2) and a curved guiding bar (3) connected to the handle (2), the guiding bar (3) comprising a guiding duct (4)... Agent: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

20140194685 - Trocar system: A trocar system, having a trocar, a trocar sleeve, an optical channel extending coaxially in the trocar for receiving an optical unit, and a hollow transparent distal tip of the trocar, which can be observed from the interior by means of the optical unit, wherein a working channel extends continuously... Agent:

20140194683 - Trocar, and surgery assistance system: An opening portion 13 is provided at a position of a pipe portion 11. The position of opening portion 13 is reliably within the body of the patient. A shaft 14 is arranged along the interior of the trocar, along an edge of the opening portion 13. Several bearings 15... Agent: Advanced Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140194688 - Closed suction set insertable with bronchoscope: A closed suction set insertable (1) includes a tube body (10), a bronchoscope connector (20), a choke valve (30) and a bronchoscope socket (40). The bronchoscope connector (20) is installed on the tube body (10), and the choke valve (30) is plugged into an external port (201) of the bronchoscope... Agent: Pacific Hospital Supply Co., Ltd.

20140194689 - Fluid seal for endoscope: A seal is provided for effectively inhibiting the egress of fluids from the working channel of an endoscope when an elongate device having a region with a non-circular cross-sectional shape is disposed therein. The seal has a body portion with a proximal end adapted for insertion of the elongate device,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140194690 - Chemically-selective, label free, microendoscopic system based on coherent anti-stokes raman scattering: An endoscopic microscopic system for collecting and processing a sequence of images.... Agent: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

20140194692 - Endoscope and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope has an insertion portion inserted through a living body, an illumination fiber arranged at a distal end of the insertion portion and irradiates the living body with illumination light, a detection fiber which detects return light from the living body, an actuator which swings a free end of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140194691 - Scanning endoscope apparatus: A scanning endoscope apparatus includes a light source section that emits illumination light, an optical fiber that irradiates the illumination light from a distal end to a subject with directivity, a drive element and a scanning drive section that perform scanning by the distal end of the optical fiber, a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140194693 - Endoscope apparatus and treatment apparatus: An endoscope apparatus includes: a laser light source that generates laser light; an optical fiber that guides laser light inputted to a proximal end and applies the laser light to a subject from a distal end; an actuator swinging a distal end portion of the optical fiber; the conductive wire... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140194694 - Tracheal intubation device: A tracheal intubation device for placing an endotracheal tube in the trachea of a patient includes a bar-shaped camera, a handle portion, a guiding portion, and a display device. The bar-shaped camera for capturing images is placed inside the endotracheal tube. The display device is electrically connected to the bar-shaped... Agent:

20140194695 - Tissue retractors with fluid evacuation/infusion and/or light emission capability: Retractor apparatus including a blade and a fluid port and/or a light emitter associated with blade, and surgical systems including an arm and a retractor apparatus.... Agent: Endoscopic Technologies, Inc.

20140194696 - Access assembly including inflatable seal member: An access assembly for insertion through an opening in tissue is provided. The access assembly includes a flexible outer sleeve having an upper rim formed on a proximal end, a lower rim formed on a distal end and defining a longitudinal opening extending therebetween. The lower rim may define an... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140194697 - Distraction and retraction assembly: An assembly allowing retraction of soft tissue away from a reference plane; the assembly including at least one retracting element each having a distal end with a formation allowing anchorage of the at least one retracting element. The assembly also includes a proximal end of the at least one retracting... Agent:

20140194698 - Abdominal retractor: Devices and methods for retracting tissue, such as bowels and organs, within the body of a patient are generally disclosed. In particular, the present disclosure describes surgical retractors having a series of intersecting strands defining openings there between, wherein the openings are enlargeable by slidable passage of the strands relative... Agent:

20140194699 - Single port surgical robot and control method thereof: A single port surgical robot capable of setting the location of a remote center motion (RCM) point, and a control method thereof includes: a first link connected to a body by a first joint in a direction perpendicular to the body, the first link having a linear structure; a second... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140194701 - Gateway platform for biological monitoring and delivery of therapeutic compounds: The invention relates to methods and devices for remote or distributed continuous monitoring of physiologically relevant states. The invention provides for methods to automatically detect deviations or other states in physiological parameters and automatically alert a measured subject, user or other authorized party. The device provides for a universal platform... Agent:

20140194700 - Physiological data monitoring system: A physiological information monitoring system for monitoring physiological information on a patient is provided. A first monitor has a first display and a first connector. A second portable monitor has a second display, a second connector, and a signal input unit. A measurement signal of physiological information is input to... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20140194703 - Breath selection for analysis: Methods and systems are described to obtain and analyze a gas sample from a desired section of the breath of a person, while accounting for erratic, episodic or otherwise challenging breathing patterns that may otherwise make the capturing of a gas sample from the desired section of breath difficult. These... Agent: Capnia, Inc.

20140194702 - Health monitoring appliance: A monitoring system includes a wearable eyeglass, band, belt, patch or bandage appliance; and a processor coupled to the wearable eyeglass, band, belt, patch or bandage appliance to analyze vital data or wellness data.... Agent:

20140194704 - Intraluminal imaging system: The invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to obtain real-time images of a luminal surface prior to, during, and after an intraluminal procedure, including while an intraluminal tool is engaged with the luminal surface. In one embodiment, an imaging system of the invention includes a... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140194705 - Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index: An evaluation of heart failure status is provided based on a disordered breathing index. Patient respiration is sensed and a respiration signal is generated. Disordered breathing episodes are detected based on the respiration signal. A disordered breathing index is determined based on the disordered breathing episodes. The disordered breathing index... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140194706 - In-situ tear sample collection and testing using a contact lens: Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lenses having one or more sensor that sense an analyte in tear fluid and one or more recesses that collect the tear fluid. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least part of a body of the contact lens... Agent: Google Inc.

20140194707 - Sensored prosthetic component and method: An orthopedic system to monitor a parameter related to the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed. The orthopedic system includes electronic circuitry, a sensor, and a remote system to monitor and measure. The sensor is configured to measure color or turbidity. The electronic circuitry is coupled to and interfaces with the sensor.... Agent: Orthosensor Inc.

20140194708 - Contact lens with integrated pulse oximeter: Apparatus, systems and methods employing a contact lens having a pulse oximetry sensor to detect information indicative of a blood oxygen content and/or pulse rate of a wearer of the contact lens, are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least part of a... Agent: Google Inc.

20140194709 - Configurable physiological measurement system: A physiological measurement system has a sensor, a processor, a communications link and information elements. The sensor is configured to transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths into a tissue site and to generate a sensor signal responsive to the transmitted light after tissue attenuation. The attenuated light can be... Agent: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.

20140194710 - Contact lens with integrated pulse oximeter: Apparatus, systems and methods employing a contact lens having a pulse oximetry sensor to detect information indicative of a blood oxygen content and/or pulse rate of a wearer of the contact lens, are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least part of a... Agent: Google Inc.

20140194711 - Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state: As placement of a physiological monitoring sensor is typically at a sensor site located at an extremity of the body, the state of microcirculation, such as whether vessels are blocked or open, can have a significant effect on the readings at the sensor site. It is therefore desirable to provide... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20140194712 - Digital portable pulse oximeter and battery-powered control method thereof: The present invention relates to a digital portable pulse oximeter and battery-powered control method thereof. The automatic switching of the power supply is achieved by adding a Hall circuit, and the data displayed is allowed to always face the users by adding an acceleration sensor to the circuit. The advantageous... Agent: Contec Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

20140194713 - Contact lenses having two-electrode electrochemical sensors: Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lenses with two-electrode electrochemical sensors are provided. In some aspects, the contact lens includes: a substrate that forms at least part of a body of the contact lens; and a circuit, disposed on or within the substrate, and including a two-electrode electrochemical sensor. The... Agent: Google Inc.

20140194714 - Electrophysiological analysis system: The invention provides an electrophysiological analysis system, in particular for detecting pathological states. This system comprises: electrodes intended to be placed in different regions of the body that are well away from each other; an adjustable DC voltage source for generating successive DC voltage pulses varying in magnitude from one... Agent: Impeto Medical

20140194715 - Glucose analyzing blood examiner: In one embodiment, a miniaturized wearable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) apparatus is described. The example NMR apparatus accesses data (e.g., table, mathematical expression) that describes a relation between a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal decay rate and a known concentration of glucose in a fluid. The NMR apparatus acquires, non-invasively... Agent:

20140194718 - Catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of catheter shaft: A catheter with a mechanism for omni-directional deflection of a catheter shaft includes a shaft assembly and a controller. The shaft assembly includes a first tubular component that has a preformed curvilinear distal section, a second, substantially straight tubular component with a main axis and an outer shaft. The first... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

20140194716 - Catheter with multiple spines of different lengths arranged in one or more distal assemblies: A catheter having a distal assembly with multiple spines with proximal ends affixed to the catheter and free distal ends. The spines have different lengths so distal ends of the spines trace different circumferences along an inner tissue surface of a tubular region to minimize risk of vein stenosis. The... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140194717 - Supporting a heart: A heart support system featuring a sheath sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body, an expansion sleeve disposed within the sheath and sized to fit about the heart and a sensor sleeve disposed within the sheath and sized to fit... Agent:

20140194719 - Long-term implantable silicon carbide neural interface device using the electrical field effect: Field effect devices, such as capacitors and field effect transistors, are used to interact with neurons. Cubic silicon carbide is biocompatible with the neuronal environment and has the chemical and physical resilience required to withstand the body environment and does not produce toxic byproducts. It is used as a basis... Agent: University Of South Florida

20140194720 - Insertion of medical devices through non-orthogonal and orthogonal trajectories within the cranium and methods of using: An elongated device adapted for insertion, including self-insertion, through the body, especially the skull is disclosed. The device has at least one effector or sensor and is configured to permit implantation of multiple functional components through a single entry site into the skull by directing the components at different angles.... Agent:

20140194721 - Method and apparatus for obtaining cardiovascular information by measuring between two extremities: A method and an apparatus for obtaining information on a cardiovascular system beat by beat and continuously which are based exclusively on measurements between two limbs and effected with a pair of distal electrodes on each limb. The measurement is made by causing an alternating current to flow between one... Agent:

20140194725 - Brain disease diagnosis system: A diagnosis server 10 of the brain disease diagnosis system 1 for diagnosing a brain disease of an examined person includes: an acquiring unit 11 for acquiring a brain image of the examined person so as to obtain an acquired image; a region setting unit 12 for setting a plurality... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20140194722 - Lesion diagnosis apparatus and method: A lesion diagnosis apparatus and method for diagnosing images in real time to notify a user that a lesion is detected and providing the user with information about the detected lesion, thereby enhancing accuracy and convenience in a diagnosis. The lesion diagnosis apparatus includes a diagnoser configured to diagnose lesions... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140194723 - Multi-layer coating for optoacoustic probe: Disclosed is an optoacoustic probe with a coated transducer assembly. The probe includes a transducer assembly with a multi-layer coating on the active end thereof. The multi-layer coating includes a layer of parylene and at least two layers of metal. In an embodiment, the multi-layer coating includes a layer of... Agent:

20140194724 - Photoacoustic measuring apparatus: A photoacoustic measuring apparatus includes a light source, a movable holding unit which holds an object, a light diffusing unit which fixes the distance between the light diffusing unit and the holding unit and diffuses light incident from the light source, and an acoustic wave obtaining unit which obtains an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140194727 - Composite rf shield and method of making same: An imaging apparatus comprises an RF coil former comprising an inner surface and an outer surface and a composite RF shield positioned adjacently to the outer surface of the RF coil former so as to be formed about the RF coil former. The MRI system also comprises an RF coil... Agent: General Electric Company

20140194728 - Real time control of high intensity focused ultrasound using magnetic resonance imaging: A medical apparatus (300, 400, 500) comprises a high intensity focused ultrasound system (322) configured for for sonicating a target volume (340) of a subject (318). The medical apparatus further comprises a magnetic resonance imaging system (302) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (356, 358, 360, 368, 374) from an imaging... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140194726 - Ultrasound neuromodulation for cognitive enhancement: Disclosed are methods and systems for non-invasive neuromodulation using ultrasound for cognitive enhancement. Cognitive enhancement can be used for mitigation of abnormal conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease or stroke, or for enhancement in a normal individual. The neuromodulation can produce acute or long-term effects. The latter occur through... Agent: Neurotrek, Inc.

20140194729 - Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable medical devices: Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable medical devices are provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an apparatus for sensing magnetic fields. An apparatus embodiment includes a sensing circuit with at least one inductor having a magnetic core that saturates in the presence of a... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

20140194731 - Apparatus and method for non-invasive measurement of cardiac output: A comparatively light and compact permanent magnet arrangement for an MRI apparatus has a pair of opposed permanent magnet arrays with a shimming system to adjust the uniformity and strength of a magnetic field in a central chamber of the apparatus. The MRI apparatus is used to examine the extremities... Agent: Aspect Imaging Ltd.

20140194730 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and image processing apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a sequence controller and a data processor. The sequence controller executes a pulse sequence using a combination of multiple types of labeling methods to acquire magnetic resonance signals. The data processor generates multiple types of labeled images based... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140194733 - Bismuth particle x-ray contrast agents: Radiopaque bismuth particles and methods of making and using the radiopaque bismuth particles are disclosed. The radiopaque bismuth particles include an elemental bismuth core and an outer coating comprising one or more coating agents. Disclosed radiopaque bismuth particles are suitable for use in surgical sponges and plastic objects.... Agent: State Of Oregon By And Through The State Board Of Higher Education On Behalf Of Portland State Unive

20140194734 - Patient positioning system with an electromagnetic field generator of an electromagnetic tracking system: It also relates to a method for navigating a patient or a part of the patient's body by means of a medical navigation system using an electromagnetic tracking system, wherein the patient or part of the patient's body is positioned by such a patient positioning system (10).... Agent: Brainlab Ag

20140194732 - Trocar, and surgery assistance system: A surgery assistance system 101 includes forceps trocars 1a and 1b having retractable cameras 17a and 17b and marks 19a and 19b, a laparoscope trocar 3, forceps 4a and 4b, a laparoscope 5 having a mark 19d, an image processing device 6 that inputs the images obtained from the retractable... Agent: Advanced Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140194736 - Method, apparatus and computer accessible medium for providing signal and contrast enhancement(s) in optical imaging methods: A system for facilitating imaging of an anatomical structure(s) can be provided, and can include, for example, a substance which can induce a change in the anatomical structure(s) when applied to the anatomical structure(s), and an imaging arrangement which can be configured to generate an image of the anatomical structure(s)... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140194735 - Random sinogram variance reduction in continuous bed motion acquisition: Random sinogram variance is reduced in continuous bed motion acquisition. The randoms are modeled as a product of transverse singles efficiencies. The random sinogram is assumed to be a smooth function in the axial direction, collapsing the parameterization for estimating the transverse singles efficiencies into a single, conceptual ring. By... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140194737 - Ultrasound based method and apparatus to determine the size of kidney stone fragments before removal via ureteroscopy: A transducer is used to send an ultrasound pulse toward a stone and to receive ultrasound reflections from the stone. The recorded time between a pulse that is reflected from the proximal surface and a pulse that is reflected either from the distal surface of the stone or from a... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20140194738 - Method for focused acoustic computed tomography (fact): A method for acoustic tomography within a patient may include generating a focused ultrasonic signal using a transducer is provided; the ultrasonic signal forming a path within the patient. The method includes directing the ultrasonic signal on a spot within the patient; scanning the spot in a predetermined pattern about... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140194739 - Ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe includes a receiving section to receive ultrasound waves from an object and to acquire a receiving signal of each of multiple channels; a beam forming section to adjust a phase of the receiving signal of each of multiple channels and to sum the receiving signals; an image... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140194740 - Emboli detection in the brain using a transcranial doppler photoacoustic device capable of vasculature and perfusion measurement: A device, method, and system for detecting emboli in the brain is disclosed. A transcranial Doppler photoacoustic device transmits a first energy to a region of interest at an internal site of a subject to produce an image and blood flow velocities of a region of interest by outputting an... Agent: Cerebrosonics, LLC

20140194741 - Subcutaneous cavity marking device and method: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable... Agent: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

20140194743 - Reciprocating ultrasound device: A device for internal ultrasound procedures includes a motor which rotates a drive shaft and an ultrasound transducer. A gearing assembly provides reciprocating rotational motion from a unidirectional motor. A cam assembly provides reciprocating pivotal motion to the transducer. Conductors can attach to the transducer and extend through the drive... Agent:

20140194745 - Ultrasound image diagnostic device: An ultrasound image diagnostic device including: a transducer to output transmission ultrasound toward a subject by a drive signal and also to output a reception signal by receiving reflection ultrasound from the subject; a noise output section in which when the transducer receives the reflection ultrasound, a voltage containing noise... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140194742 - Ultrasound imaging system and method: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes performing a gesture with a scan system and detecting the gesture based on data from a motion sensing system in the scan system. The motion sensing system includes at least one sensor selected from the group of an accelerometer, a gyro sensor and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140194744 - Ultrasound transducer direction control: Disclosed are embodiments of devices and methods for imaging the inside of a body part, such as a blood vessel. In particular embodiments, a catheter has a chamber within which is a transducer mounted to a pivot mechanism, a motor for turning the transducer, and a coil for providing a... Agent:

20140194746 - Ivus system with rotary capacitive coupling: An imaging system comprises a catheter having a lumen, a rotatable imaging probe within the catheter lumen including a distal transducer and first and second conductors coupled to the transducer, and a coupler that couples the rotatable first and second conductors to non-rotatable third and fourth conductors, respectively. The coupler... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20140194748 - Imaging device: A color filter has a transmission band in a visible region and an infrared region. A first substrate is arranged below the color filter and has a first photoelectric conversion element which outputs a first signal charge according to an amount of exposure of a light passing through the color... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140194747 - Infrared scanner and projector to indicate cancerous cells: Provided herein are methods and devices for detecting and/or indicating cancerous cells. In some embodiments, infrared light can be used to induce an infrared signature of one or more cells and visible light can be used to indicate the one or more cells having the infrared signature.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140194749 - Method and system for detection of cancer: A non-invasive and real-time optical method for detection of cancerous cells that includes the steps of optically irradiating an area of a tissue in which targeted nanoparticles are accumulated with a light source outputting an optical signal of ne or more specific wavelengths; identifying cancerous cells by measuring diffusion reflection... Agent:

20140194752 - Bio-optical measurement apparatus and measurement probe: A measurement probe is detachably connected to a bio-optical measurement apparatus which performs optical measurement on body tissue. The measurement probe includes two illumination fibers configured to irradiate the body tissue with low coherent light having a short spatial coherence length, and three or more light-receiving fibers configured to receive... Agent:

20140194750 - Optical zoom probe: Exemplary embodiments disclose an optical zoom probe including an aperture adjuster configured to adjust an aperture in which light transmitted by a light transmitter passes, a focus adjuster configured to focus the light passed through the aperture and adjust a focal length to an ultra-close location and a close location,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140194751 - Scanned laser vein contrast enhancer using one laser for a detection mode and a display mode: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head, The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the... Agent:

20140194753 - Electrically isolated catheter with wireless sensors: A local power-delivery/data-reception unit is installed within an insertion end of a sealed catheter. The local power-delivery/data-reception unit wirelessly powers a separately sealed sensor that is attached to the insertion end and configured for wirelessly sending a data signal to the local power-delivery/data-reception unit. The catheter may further feature a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140194754 - Method and device for detecting and assessing reactive hyperemia using segmental plethysmography: A method for measuring reactive hyperemia in a subject is disclosed. The method includes performing a first segmental cuff plethysmography to generate a baseline arterial compliance curve and/or a baseline pressure-area (P-A) curve, performing a second segmental cuff plethysmography to generate a hyperemic arterial compliance curve and/or a hyperemic P-A... Agent: Cordex Systems, LLC

20140194755 - Circulatory dynamics measurement apparatus: The circulatory dynamics measurement apparatus comprises: a blood pressure-computing unit, which calculates the maximum blood pressure value (SYS); a vascular sclerosis-computing unit, which calculates the vascular sclerosis index (VSI); and a display unit for displaying a graph having a horizontal axis that represents the maximum blood pressure and a vertical... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140194756 - Biological rhythm disturbance degree calculating device, biological rhythm disturbance degree calculating system, biological rhythm disturbance degree calculating method, program, and recording medium: There is provided a biological rhythm disturbance degree calculating device, including a physiological index time series data acquiring unit which acquires time series data of a physiological index calculated from a biomedical signal of a subject, a calculation period deciding unit which decides a calculation period which is a time... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140194757 - System for distributed blood flow measurement: A medical system for minimally-invasive measurement of blood flow in an artery (AT). An interventional device (IVD) with an optical fiber (FB) comprising a plurality of temperature-sensitive optical sensor segments, e.g. Fiber Bragg Gratings, spatially distributed along its longitudinal extension is configured for insertion into an artery (AT). A temperature... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140194761 - Method and apparatus for monitoring biosignal with low power consumption: A method of monitoring a biosignal includes receiving a biosignal and a reference signal, determining a signal state of the biosignal based on the reference signal, and analyzing the biosignal using an analysis technique having a resource consumption depending on the signal state.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140194759 - Method and apparatus for selecting differential input leads: An physiological data acquisition apparatus includes three or more leads, at least one AC current source, a switching mechanism structured to selectively couple the current source to selected lead pairs to inject an AC current across the selected lead pairs which produces an AC voltage across the selected lead pair,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140194760 - Methods and systems for electrode placement: Described herein are systems, devices and methods for guiding placement of electrodes, and particularly ECG electrodes on a patient. A picture of the patient's body the patient can be analyzed to determine where on the patient's body to place electrodes according to a predetermined, conventional or standard placement pattern. The... Agent:

20140194758 - System and method for evaluating an electrophysiological signal: A method of evaluating an electrophysical signal. The method utilizes a model-derived reconstruction over at least one cycle of the electrophysical signal to identify a pathological event, whereby at least one term in the model is differentiable. The invention is also directed to a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions... Agent: 8825319 Canada Limited

20140194763 - Methods and systems for treating heart instability: Systems and methods define an index of risk for cardiac disease by detecting cellular derangements that may lead to cardiomyopathy, heart rhythm disorders or ischemic heart disease. The markers include fluctuations or abnormal rate-behavior of electrical, mechanical or other measurable biosignals. The invention operates in modes that can be applied... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140194762 - Systems and methods for processing and displaying patient electrocardiograph data: A method is disclosed for displaying patient ECG data. The method includes receiving ECG data including an ECG waveform; receiving analyzed ECG data including arrhythmic events; generating an indicia of the detected arrhythmic event; and displaying the indicia of the detected arrhythmic event in relation to the ECG waveform at... Agent: Infobionic, Inc.

20140194764 - Twa measuring apparatus and twa measuring method: A TWA measuring apparatus includes: a T-wave feature quantity measuring section; a classifying section classifying T-wave feature quantities into groups of odd and even electrocardiogram waveforms; a reliability index calculating section calculating: first and second representative values and first and second dispersion values of the T-wave feature quantities in the... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20140194765 - Method of exhaled gas measurement and analysis and apparatus therefor: An exhalation collected in a breath bag capable of expanding and contracting is sucked into a gas inlet vessel 21 with a given volume (Va), and then the gas inlet vessel 21 is communicated by means of valve V2 with a cell 11 that is maintained at an atmospheric pressure... Agent: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

20140194766 - Respiratory monitoring: A patient interface in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention is configured to be at least partially carried by a patient and to receive gas exhaled by the patient. The patient interface includes first and second cannula tubes each having a first end and a second end, the... Agent: Masimo Corporation

20140194767 - Non-invasive ventilation measurement: Determining the lung compliance and lung resistance of a subject undergoing respiratory therapy using non-invasive ventilation requires taking the presence of leaks into account. In particular, variable and unintentional leaks at or near a subject interface appliance may be dynamically determined based on an average resistance of the leak orifice... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140194768 - Method and system to calculate qeeg: A system and method for calculating a quantitative EEG is disclosed herein. The present invention achieves a level of artifact reduction that the QEEG is now practical on a continuous monitoring basis since artifact reduction is continuously applied to an EEG recording.... Agent: Persyst Development Corporation

20140194769 - Multiple patient eeg monitoring: A system and method for multiple EEG acquisition and monitoring is disclosed herein. The system includes multiple EEG machines connected to a central station over a network. Each EEG machine of the multiple EEG machines has a separate cell on a screen page to allow for an operator to monitor... Agent: Persyst Development Corporation

20140194770 - Photothermal treatment of soft tissues: An apparatus and a method are provided for the treatment of soft tissue. The apparatus includes a light source and at least two optical assemblies. Each of the optical assemblies includes at least one optical element and a light-transmitting contact surface configured to transmit a substantially uniform distribution of light... Agent: Gradiant Research, LLC

20140194771 - Method and apparatus for estimating neural recruitment: An implantable device for estimating neural recruitment arising from a stimulus, has a plurality of electrodes. A stimulus source provides stimuli to be delivered from the electrodes to neural tissue. Measurement circuitry obtains a measurement of a neural signal sensed at the electrodes. A control unit is configured to control... Agent:

20140194772 - Method and apparatus for measurement of neural response: A device for measuring a neural response evoked by a stimulus. First and second sense electrodes are positioned at distinct locations along a neural pathway. A neural stimulus is applied and first and second recordings of a neural response evoked by the stimulus are obtained from the respective sense electrodes.... Agent: Saluda Medical Pty. Ltd.

20140194773 - Facilitation of contact lenses with capacitive sensors: Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lens with capacitive sensors are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes: a substrate; a capacitive sensor, disposed on or within the substrate, that senses a capacitance on the contact lens; and a circuit disposed on or within the substrate. In some aspects,... Agent: Google Inc.

20140194775 - Method and system for self-managed sound enhancement: A system and method are provided for capturing hearing characteristics from self-administered hearing tests, including loudness tolerance levels at different sound frequencies, as an individualized shaped auditory profile for automatically enhancing audio to complement and address as closely as possible an individual's hearing deficits experienced via a particular signal pathway,... Agent:

20140194774 - System and method for hearing assessment over a network: A system for administering a hearing test to a remotely located user or subject using a user computing device connected to a communication network. The system provides for testing of ambient noise at the remote location and accuracy of sound reproduction by headphones engaged to the user computing device in... Agent:

20140194776 - Precision directed medical instruments: A system for delivering a medical instrument into a bodily cavity is provided, including an outer shaft having an aperture in a side wall thereof, wherein the aperture is provided at a distal portion of the outer shaft, an inner shaft positioned inside the outer shaft and having an inflatable... Agent:

20140194777 - Swab assembly for specimen collection: A swab assembly for collecting a specimen from a patient includes an elongated shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a notch between its proximal and distal ends; a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between its proximal and distal ends, wherein... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20140194778 - Syringe enabled for aspirating blood into a sampling site in a closed manner and method: An in-line sampling syringe for selectively introducing and aspirating a fluid from a downstream fluid conduit connected to a catheterized patient. The syringe includes a housing with a distal component defining a distal chamber having a proximal opening and a distal outlet port to be coupled to a downstream fluid... Agent: Biometrix Ltd.

20140194779 - Coronary guidewire: A coronary guidewire (10) includes a flexible elongated core (20) and a coil (40) comprising a plurality of helical coil turns wound around a distal end portion of the core. The coil (40) has a proximal end (50) and an opposite distal end (52). A weld joint (62) connects the... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140194780 - Method and device for apnea and hypopnea detection: Disclosed herein is a method and device for apnea and hypopnea detection. In one embodiment, a method is provided for detecting apneas and hypopneas from a digitized breath sound recording acquired from a candidate suspected of sleep apnea. The method comprises scanning an amplitude profile of the digitized breath sound... Agent: University Health Network

20140194781 - Wearable device having feedback characteristics: A wearable device having feedback characteristics including a compliant article arranged to extend over an anatomical portion of a wearer and for providing a user with information regarding range of motion parameters of a joint and/or to condition users to maintain proper joint orientations. Sensors provided with the wearable device... Agent: &#xd6 Ssur Hf.

20140194782 - Power management in a data-capable strapband: Embodiments of the invention relates generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and computing devices, and more specifically to structures and techniques for managing power generation, power consumption, and other power-related functions in a data-capable strapband, including receiving input from one or more sensors... Agent: Aliphcom

  
07/03/2014 > 168 patent applications in 86 patent subcategories.

20140187846 - Methods and apparatus for the planning and delivery of radiation treatments: Methods and apparatus are provided for planning and delivering radiation treatments by modalities which involve moving a radiation source along a trajectory relative to a subject while delivering radiation to the subject. In some embodiments the radiation source is moved continuously along the trajectory while in some embodiments the radiation... Agent:

20140187844 - Particle beam therapy system: A particle beam therapy system is disclosed which includes: a synchrotron accelerating a charged particle beam injected from a pre-accelerator up to a predetermined energy level before applying a high-frequency voltage to an extraction device to extract the charged particle beam caused to exceed a stability limit; a beam transportation... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140187847 - Particle beam therapy system: A particle beam therapy system comprising a treatment table, a treatment table control unit and an irradiation control unit configured to output an instruction for controlling the treatment table control unit, an accelerator and a scanning electromagnet, wherein after the treatment table control unit controls the treatment table so as... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140187845 - Radio-immuno-modulation treatment for advanced cancer and monitoring tolerance and cellular immune response at the tumor site: A combination therapy for treating advanced cancer, comprises, first, performing targeted low dose radiation therapy on a recipient tumoral site to generate an inflammation zone and an immuno-stimulant effect, including release of cytokines and chemokines. Secondly, hematopoietic cells from a suitable donor are administered intravenously in order to initiate an... Agent: Razvan Diaconescu

20140187843 - Radioisotope-photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment: The present invention provides compositions and methods for radioisotope-photodynamic therapy for treating cancer. Specifically, the invention relates to compositions and methods for administering a radiation emitter, a rare-earth doped down-converting nanophosphor and a photosensitizer for treating cancer.... Agent:

20140187848 - Treatment balloon with beam position detector: Techniques are generally described for an treatment balloon, and methods and systems effective to detect a position of a beam. The system may include an treatment balloon effective to receive the beam. The treatment balloon may include a shaft and a balloon portion with an open end in communication with... Agent: Empire Technology Development, LLC

20140187849 - Brachytherapy source assembly: An embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a brachytherapy source assembly including a guiding wire and a brachytherapy capsule located at a distal end of the guiding wire. The capsule includes a chamber defined by a wall for holding a radioactive source. At least a portion of an... Agent: Nucletron Operations B.v.

20140187850 - Current diverter for magnetic stimulation of biological systems: Apparatus and methods which enable the stimulation of neurons oriented in all directions within a biological structure using applied magnetic fields.... Agent: Moment Technologies, LLC.

20140187851 - Apparatus for therapeutic treatment with pulsed resonant electromagnetic waves: An apparatus for therapeutic treatment with electromagnetic waves comprising a control circuit configured for generating a signal to be transmitted to an antenna for the generation of electromagnetic waves. The signal comprises a plurality of base pulses grouped in pulse packets and pulse trains, where each pulse packet consists of... Agent: Thereson S.p.a.

20140187852 - Blood pump: A blood pump includes a hollow body in which an impeller with blading is provided for producing an axial propulsion of blood along the impeller. An at least partly actively stabilised magnetic bearing device is provided wherein the impeller may be set into a rotation about a rotation axis of... Agent: Berlin Heart Gmbh

20140187853 - Devices, methods and systems for counterpulsation and blood flow conduit connection: A blood flow conduit includes a first conduit portion defining a first portion of a lumen and blood flow path, and a second conduit portion defining a second portion of a lumen and blood flow path. The first portion of the lumen has a smoother surface for contacting the blood... Agent:

20140187854 - Apparatus for treating anterior and posterior vaginal wall prolapse: The invention disclosed herein includes an apparatus for treating anterior and posterior vaginal wall prolapse. The apparatus is a graft having a central body portion and a first and second wing portions extending in distinct directions from the central body. The first and second wing portions are adapted to be... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140187855 - Methods, compositions and kits for surgical repair: In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. In still... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140187857 - Apparatus and methods for enhanced visualization and control in minimally invasive surgery: Embodiments of the present invention provide improved visualization systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Some embodiments include the use of reverse kinematic positioning of camera systems to provide rapid and manual surgeon controllable positioning of camera systems as well as display of 3D surgical area images along the line... Agent: Vantage Surgical Systems Inc.

20140187856 - Control system for modular imaging device: A medical imaging system including a control module having a processor, at least one input module transmitting identifying information once connected to the control module, a display coupled to the control module for displaying image data received from the at least one input module, and a software executing on the... Agent:

20140187858 - Device and method for treating diverticular disease: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for treating diverticular disease. The method can include injecting a sterile fluid between a mucosal layer of the diverticulum and a serosal layer of the diverticulum to form an expanded cavity in the diverticulum comprising the sterile fluid; injecting a filler material in the... Agent:

20140187859 - Endoluminal introducer: An introducer for use during endoscopic procedures provides insufflation, washing, and aspiration functions, and provides for the protection of the endoluminal surface during laparoscopic examination of an anastomosis or suture line following low anterior resection of the bowel. The introducer may be designed for the insertion of an endoscope capable... Agent: Novadaq Technologies Inc.

20140187860 - Guidable endoscope: A guidable endoscope is described, which includes a rigid guiding part, a bending controllable part, a rigid endoscope body and a handle part. The rigid guiding part has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The bending controllable part has a first end and a second... Agent: Taipei Veterans General Hospital

20140187861 - Endoscope using depth information and method for detecting polyp based on endoscope using depth information: An endoscope using depth information and a method for detecting a polyp based on the endoscope using the depth information are provided. The endoscope using the depth information may generate an irradiated light signal including a visible light, obtain depth information based on the irradiated light signal and a reflected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140187862 - Medical device: Provided is a medical device including a self-propelled capsule endoscope that is propelled through the inside of a body by vibration of a fin portion and a capsule controller that controls self-propulsion of the capsule endoscope from the outside of the body, the medical device being capable of precisely controlling... Agent: Mu Ltd.

20140187863 - Endoscope controlling device: An endoscope controlling device includes a rigid tube mounted to an end face of a base and in communication with a compartment in the base. A positioning groove is formed in an inner periphery of the base and includes a bottom wall having a slot. A linear displacement control module... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

20140187864 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes: an insertion portion; an operation portion provided on a proximal end side of the insertion portion, and including a first and a second sheath bodies; a fluid tube, a light guide fiber bundle, and a signal cable extended from a distal end portion and guided into an... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140187865 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an insertion section including first and second bending portions, a first bending drive mechanism to bend the first portion in the upward direction, first and second distal side-traction members passing inside the insertion section and a proximal side-traction member. The first portion can bend in the upward... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140187866 - Biopsy inlet valve: A valve apparatus device provides surgical instruments with sealable access to an inlet port of an endoscope instrument channel. The valve has a hollow body with a distal end that releasably attaches to the inlet port, and a flexible diaphragm seal dividing the body into a proximal chamber and a... Agent: United States Endoscopy Group, Inc.

20140187867 - Electronic endoscope: An electronic endoscope has a light source configured to emit normal light toward an object and a rotating filter configured to be positioned in the path of light that passes from the light source to an image sensor. The rotating filter has an optical band-pass filter and a ND filter.... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140187868 - Vaginal speculum with stabilizing support: A guard and guide apparatus and method is used with a speculum having jaws in a vagina to define a passage toward a cervix at an end of the vagina. The guard and guide apparatus has a guard body movable into the passage, the guard body having sides, a top... Agent:

20140187869 - Tissue lifting: A device (100) includes a shaft (108), a coil (120), and a suture (106). The coil has a sharp tip (126) and is releasably coupled to the shaft. The suture is coupled to the coil and extends through the shaft.... Agent:

20140187871 - Device which comprises a physical activity and position sensor, a peripheral temperature sensor and a light sensor for providing information relating to the state of the circadian system: The invention is a device consisting of at least one body position and activity sensor, at least one peripheral temperature sensor and at least one light sensor, configured to provide information on the circadian system status and the sleep-wake status of an individual based on the data obtained from said... Agent: Universidad De Murcia

20140187874 - Intravascular devices, systems, and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire with electrical conductors printed on a solid core wire. In some instances, the electrical conductors are coupled to conductive bands adjacent a proximal portion of the guide wire. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187875 - Mouth guard for determining physiological conditions of a subject and systems and methods for using same: Mouth guards having electrodes, sensors, and/or accelerometers for determining one or more physiological conditions of a subject. Processing circuitry receives the outputs of the electrodes, sensors, and/or accelerometers. Optionally, at least a portion of the processing circuitry can be positioned within a helmet that is worn by a subject. The... Agent: University Of Alaska Anchorage

20140187870 - Systems, apparatus and methods for tissue dissection: Methods, apparatus and systems for tissue dissection and testing are disclosed herein. A method for tissue dissection and testing may comprise inserting a tissue dissecting wand (TD) through an incision in a patient's body. The TD may comprise a tip having a plurality of protrusions with lysing segments positioned between... Agent:

20140187872 - Using data from a wearable device to determine, index, and present activities for types of individuals: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent:

20140187873 - Using lifeotypes to provide disease-related information to individuals: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least... Agent:

20140187876 - Sensor inserting device and operating method thereof: The sensor inserting device includes a device body, a movement mechanism which inserts a detector and an insertion needle into a body of a patient by moving a sensor with the insertion needle, and a dwelling member which is arranged on a moving path of the sensor and attached to... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140187877 - Analyte permeable membrane systems for oxidative and optical stability: A sensor that may be used to detect the presence, amount, and/or concentration of an analyte in a medium within an animal. The sensor may include a sensor housing, an indicator element embedded within and/or covering at least a portion of the sensor housing, and a membrane over the indicator... Agent: Senseonics, Incorporated

20140187878 - Analyte permeable membrane systems for oxidative and optical stability: A sensor that may be used to detect the presence, amount, and/or concentration of an analyte in a medium within an animal. The sensor may include a sensor housing, an indicator element embedded within and/or covering at least a portion of the sensor housing, and a membrane over the indicator... Agent: Senseonics, Incorporated

20140187879 - System and method for laser imaging and ablation of cancer cells using fluorescence: A fluorescence imaging device detects fluorescence in parts of the visible and invisible spectrum, and projects the fluorescence image directly on the human body, as well as on a monitor, with improved sensitivity, video frame rate and depth of focus, and enhanced capabilities of detecting distribution and properties of multiple... Agent:

20140187880 - Apparatus and method for measuring physiological signal: A method for measuring a physiological signal is provided. The method is applicable to optical physiological measurement with at least two types of light sources. The method includes a processing for adjusting amplitudes of signals of the at least two types of light sources to a predetermined ratio by adjusting... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140187881 - Endoscope system, processing apparatus for the same, and image generating method: An oxygen saturation level of hemoglobin in blood is correctly acquired without lowering a frame rate. A subject body illuminated with white light W is imaged by a color CCD to obtain signals Bs1, Gs1 and Rs1. The subject body is illuminated with blue narrow band light BN of which... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140187882 - Physiological sensor having a waist: An exemplary sensor includes an integrated sensor pad having a first portion and a second portion separated by a waist portion. The waist portion is narrower than the first portion and the second portion. A light source that is disposed on the first portion is configured to generate near-infrared light... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140187886 - Pulse oximeters and systems and methods for obtaining data therefrom: A tele-health solution promotes patient wellness and reduces healthcare costs while improving patient compliance. To qualify for home oxygen or CPAP machines, a user must monitor their blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), typically overnight. A DME provider is often used to provide the monitoring equipment, retrieve the monitoring equipment and get... Agent:

20140187885 - Sensor for measuring vital parameters in the auditory canal: The invention relates to a sensor for measuring a vital parameter in the auditory canal of a human or of an animal and to a method for determining tissue variables, preferably the oxygen saturation in the blood, particularly for performing pulse oximetry, preferably transmission pulse oximetry, in the auditory canal.... Agent: Cosinuss Gmbh

20140187883 - Systems and methods for ensemble averaging in pulse oximetry: Various methods and systems for ensemble averaging signals in a pulse oximeter are provided. An ensemble averaging method includes receiving an ensemble average signal corresponding to an ensemble average of electromagnetic radiation signals detected from a blood perfused tissue of a patient and receiving a pulse signal corresponding to a... Agent: Covidient Lp

20140187884 - Systems and methods for ensemble averaging in pulse oximetry: Various methods and systems for ensemble averaging signals in a pulse oximeter are provided. An ensemble averaging method includes receiving an ensemble average signal corresponding to an ensemble average of electromagnetic radiation signals detected from a blood perfused tissue of a patient and receiving a pulse signal corresponding to a... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140187887 - Glycemic risk determination based on variability of glucose levels: A system and method for determining glycemic risks based on an analysis of glucose data includes visualization of hypoglycemia, variability, and hyperglycemia with a control grid, increasing the accuracy of glucose estimates using a combination of CGM and HbAlc, calculating glycemic risk by applying a probability distribution, and tailoring SMBG... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140187891 - Module for a computer interface: The present invention provides a module for a computer interface including a transducer wherein the transducer receives a measurement value and makes this measurement value available for monitoring an individual's health by means of the computer interface, for example, for monitoring an individual's blood glucose level, wherein the measurement value... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140187888 - Monitoring and communication system for patients with diabetes: A method of facilitating communications between a patient and a health care provider is provided. The method includes: receiving a patient test result at a mobile computing device; transmitting the patient test result from a wireless interface of the mobile computing device; receiving the patient test result at a host... Agent: Type2companion.com, LLC

20140187889 - Remote monitoring of analyte measurements: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring... Agent:

20140187890 - Remote monitoring of analyte measurements: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20140187892 - Device with integrated allergy testing: The disclosure provides an allergy detection system for use during catheterization. The allergy detection system is incorporated into specialized syringes, connectors for use with standard syringes, or can be an independent test module designed for the sole purpose of allergy detection. The detection system features a test strip, such as... Agent:

20140187893 - Catheter with improved safety line for distal tip and related method: A catheter includes a tip electrode with a shell and a support member to provide a plenum chamber. The plug is formed with a U-shaped passage for a safety line to wrap around and secure the support member (with the shell affixed thereto) to the catheter. Additional passages are formed... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140187894 - Double loop lasso with single puller wire for bi-directional actuation: A catheter has a distal assembly with at least one loop, if not two, with ring electrodes. The distal assembly has an elongated support member covered by an extruded form having two lumens, one sized for nonslip tight fit with the support member. A single continuous puller wire for bidirectional... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140187895 - Delivery system for delivering a medical device to a location within a patient's body: Devices, systems and methods are provided for deployment of one or more functional devices, such as therapeutic and/or diagnostic medical devices and/or positioning devices, at various locations relative to a defined operative path. The devices, systems, and methods can include a guide system and a positioning element. The guide system... Agent: Microcube, LLC

20140187896 - Body-worn sensor for characterizing patients with heart failure: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform;... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140187897 - Body-worn sensor for characterizing patients with heart failure: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform;... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140187898 - Cardiac event monitoring system: A cardiac event monitoring system includes a base unit including a base connector, a wearable electrode system, and a plug-in adapter. The wearable electrode system includes a cable, an electrode at one end of the cable, and a cable connector at the other end of the cable. The cable connector... Agent: Medicomp, Inc.

20140187899 - Electrode assembly: The present invention relates generally to an electrode assembly including a thin, low thickness snap for use, for example, in a heart rate monitoring. The electrode assembly can come in the form of a kit with multiple pieces or in an assembled form. The electrode assembly includes two electrodes with... Agent: Suunto Oy

20140187900 - Snap for integration with a garment: The present invention relates generally to a thin, low thickness snap for use, for example, in a heart rate monitor belt. The snap can be integrated or built directly in to a heart rate monitor belt. Furthermore, the heart rate monitor belt can be integrated within a textile or garment,... Agent: Suunto Oy

20140187901 - Electrode systems, devices and methods: e

20140187904 - Method and system for determining whether arterial tissue comprises atherosclerotic plaque: Provided herein are methods and systems to determine at least one mechanical property of a tissue sample and, based upon the determined at least one mechanical property, whether the tissue sample comprises atherosclerotic plaque. The method comprises generating a shear wave in an arterial tissue sample by applying an acoustic... Agent:

20140187902 - Object information acquiring apparatus: Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus including a light source, a photoacoustic probe that receives a photoacoustic wave generated at an object irradiated with light, an ultrasound probe that receives an ultrasound wave transmitted to the object and then reflected within the object, and a signal processor that creates... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140187903 - Object information acquiring apparatus: An object information acquiring apparatus is used that include a probe; a signal processor that generates a first image based on photoacoustic waves, which are generated from an object irradiated with light and which are received by the probe, and that generates a second image based on ultrasound waves, which... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140187905 - Cointegration filter for a catheter navigation system: A system and method for determining a position of a medical device within a body are provided. The system includes an electronic control unit that receives position signals from position sensors of a first type and a second type disposed on the device and applies a filter to each of... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140187907 - Computer-implemented system and method for determining the position of a remote object: The invention provides methods and systems for determining the position of a remote object such as an in vivo medical device such as capsule or probe within a medical patient. Integrated computer and computer executable remote permanent magnetic dipole position and orientation detection system monitors remote object movement. User interface... Agent:

20140187906 - Volumetric physiological measuring system and method: A system and method for measuring volumes and areas using electromagnetic induction techniques. A current is generated and fed into one of two coil assemblies to induce voltage into another coil assembly to provide accurate values for volume or area.... Agent: Volusense As

20140187908 - System and method for patient-specific planar visualization of volumetric mri data: A system and method for providing medical imaging data includes generating T2* maps based on T2* data, registering the T2* maps with 3-D anatomical data reconstructed from the medical imaging data, and segmenting the 3-D anatomical data in a region of interest (ROI). The method also includes generating a 3-D... Agent:

20140187913 - Apparatus for insertion of a medical device during a medical imaging process: The end-effector includes a sheath and a medical device or needle carrier that is disposed within the interior compartment of the sheath. An aperture is located in a portion of the sheath proximal a distal end of the sheath that is inserted into a natural or artificial cavity. This device... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140187912 - Positioning device, image projecting system and method for overlapping images: A positioning device, an image projecting system and a method for overlapping images are provided. The positioning device is applied to a Computed Tomography process and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging process. The positioning device includes a patch and a positioning mark. The positioning mark is adapted to be mounted on... Agent: Metal Industries Research&development Centre

20140187910 - Stationary anterior phased array coil for simultaneous pet-mr imaging: A PET-MR apparatus includes an MR imaging system for acquiring MR signals and a PET system for acquiring PET emissions of the patient. The PET-MR apparatus also includes an anterior surface coil configured to receive MR signals from a volume-of-interest of the patient in the bore and resulting from the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187911 - Tissue marker for multimodality radiographic imaging: An implantable tissue marker incorporates a contrast agent scaled within a chamber in a container formed from a solid material. The contrast agent is selected to produce a change, such as an increase, in signal intensity under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An additional contrast agent may also be sealed within... Agent: Breast-med, Inc.

20140187909 - Whole body rf coil for pet-mr system: A PET-MR apparatus includes an MR imaging system having an RF coil former having inner and outer surfaces, an RF shield formed about the outer surface of the RF coil former, and an RF coil positioned on the inner surface of the RF coil former. The PET-MR apparatus also includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187914 - Interventional or non-interventional instrument for use in an mri apparatus: An interventional or a non-interventional instrument like a catheter, a surgical device, a biopsy needle, a pointer, a stent or another invasive or non-invasive device, like a position marker, or a surface or local coil like a head coil is disclosed, wherein these instruments are provided with an MR-safe RF... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140187921 - Catheter tip-end rotation angle measurement apparatus, catheter tip-end rotation angle measurement method, and catheter tip-end rotation angle measurement program: A catheter tip-end rotation angle measurement apparatus includes a motion restriction unit, of a tube shape penetrated from a first hole to a second hole of a catheter on tip end and opposite sides, that restricts the catheter motion to an insertion direction by causing the catheter to pass through... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140187916 - Catheter with combined position and pressure sensing structures: c

20140187917 - Catheter with serially connected sensing structures and methods of calibration and detection: A catheter is responsive to external and internal magnetic field generators for generating signals representing position and pressure data, with a reduced number of sensing coil leads for minimizing lead breakage and failure. The catheter includes a flexible joint with pressure sensing and position coils, at least pair of a... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140187920 - Devices, systems, and methods for assessment of vessels: Devices, systems, and methods for visually depicting a vessel and evaluating treatment options are disclosed. A method of evaluating a vessel of a patient, comprises: obtaining intravascular data from an intravascular instrument positioned within a vessel of a patient while the intravascular instrument is moved longitudinally through the vessel from... Agent:

20140187915 - Method and system for position orientation correction in navigation: A method performed in a medical navigation system includes driving a transmitter at a first frequency and a second frequency to generate first and second electromagnetic fields, wherein the first and second frequencies are sufficiently low such that the first and second electromagnetic fields are frequency independent; receiving first and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187919 - Mpr slice selection for visualization of catheter in three-dimensional ultrasound: A system employs an interventional tool (30), ultrasound imaging system and a multi-planar reformatting module (40). The interventional tool (30) has one or more image tracking points (31). The ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe (20) operable for generating an ultrasound volume image (22) of a portion or an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140187918 - Position detection device, capsule endoscope system, and computer readable recording medium: A position detection device includes: a region acquiring unit that acquires a region where at least two of spheres with receiving antennas as centers and distances between each receiving antenna and a capsule endoscope as radii overlap with one another; an orientation estimating unit that estimates orientations of the capsule... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140187922 - Surgical access system with navigation element and method of using same: A surgical access assembly and method of use is disclosed. The surgical access assembly comprises an outer sheath and an obturator. The outer sheath and obturator are configured to be delivered to an area of interest within the brain. Either the outer sheath or the obturator may be configured to... Agent: Nico Corporation

20140187923 - Collimator for imaging system and method for using the same: The embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to a probe that may be inserted into a patient. In certain embodiments, the probe includes a housing, a collimator assembly, and a detector assembly. The collimator and detector assemblies may rotate along a central axis within the housing. In addition, in certain embodiments,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187924 - Object information acquiring apparatus and display method: An object information acquiring apparatus comprises a light irradiation unit configured to irradiate lights having different wavelengths respectively; an acoustic wave receiving unit configured to receive an acoustic wave by each of the lights having different wavelengths respectively, and convert into an electric signal that corresponds to each of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140187926 - Rotation type optical tomography scanner: A rotation type optical tomography scanner is provided, including an illuminating unit disposed on a surface of an object-to-be-detected for emitting incident light to tissues under the surface of the object-to-be-detected; a detecting unit disposed on the object-to-be-detected and rotating around the illuminating unit to receive diffuse light diffused from... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20140187925 - Synthetic aperture image reconstruction system in a patient interface module (pim): A field programmable gate array (FPGA) circuit including a quadrature internal conditioning circuit is provided. The circuit having a buffer circuit; and a reconstruction engine circuit, wherein the reconstruction engine circuit includes: a circuit to measure a phase of a signal; and a flavor interpolation circuit; wherein: the circuit to... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187928 - Method for estimating flow rates, pressure gradients, coronary flow reserve, and fractional flow reserve 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 coronary artery stenosis. The method includes gathering patient-specific data related to concentration of a contrast agent within a coronary artery of a patient using a coronary computed tomography angiography scan (CCTA). The... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140187927 - Radioactive-emission-measurement optimization to specific body structures: A method for predefining a set of radioactive-emission measurement views, for radioactive-emission imaging after an administration of a radiopharmaceutical, the method being tailored to a specific body structure and optimized with respect to the information gained about the body structure and based on modeling body-structure, based on its geometry and... Agent: Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

20140187929 - Intravascular optical coherence tomography system with pressure monitoring interface and accessories: An optical coherence tomography system and method with integrated pressure measurement. In one embodiment the system includes an interferometer including: a wavelength swept laser; a source arm in communication with the wavelength swept laser; a reference arm in communication with a reference reflector; a first photodetector having a signal output;... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20140187930 - Microwave transmission device and microwave transmission system: There is provided a microwave transmission device including two or more antennas impedance-matched with a contact target having a predetermined dielectric constant. When the impedance matching is achieved, microwaves for tumor detection between the two or more antennas are transmitted via the contact target.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140187932 - Ct imaging method and ct system based on multi-mode scout scan: A CT imaging method and a CT system based on a multi-mode scout scan. The CT imaging method based on a multi-mode scout scan comprises: performing an instant switching dual energy scout radiation scan on a region of interest of a subject by way of instant switching between high voltage... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20140187931 - System for detecting fluorescence and projecting a representative image: A fluorescence imaging device detects fluorescence in parts of the visible and invisible spectrum, and projects the fluorescence image directly on the human body, as well as on a monitor, with improved sensitivity, video frame rate and depth of focus, and enhanced capabilities of detecting distribution and properties of multiple... Agent:

20140187933 - Coaxial dual lumen pigtail catheter: A coaxial dual lumen pigtail catheter utilizes coaxial construction incorporating a thin wall guiding catheter technology for the outer lumen and using a strong braided diagnostic technology for the central lumen to accommodate high-pressure injections. The catheter includes a manifold body to provide for connection to each of the dual... Agent:

20140187936 - Object information acquiring apparatus and object information acquiring method: An object information acquiring apparatus, comprises a photoacoustic image acquiring unit configured to generate a first image related to optical characteristics within the object; an ultrasonic image acquiring unit configured to generate a second image related to acoustic characteristics within the object; a region of interest designating unit configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140187934 - Systems and methods for configuring a medical device: Systems and methods for configuring a medical device are provided. One system includes a computer configured to access a plurality of stored Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) worklists and transmit DICOM worklist information. The system also includes a medical device configured to receive the DICOM worklist information including... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187939 - Treatment instrument: A treatment instrument includes an insertion portion and a sample collection portion, wherein the sample collection portion includes a link portion and an advancing/retracting portion and when the advancing/retracting portion is located on a most proximal end side, the advancing/retracting portion and the link portion are connected in the axial... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140187938 - Ultrasound inspection apparatus, signal processing method for ultrasound inspection apparatus, and recording medium: Provided is an ultrasound inspection apparatus ensuring the real-time property during ultrasound imaging, reducing the data amount to be stored, and making sound speed value correction after the imaging to allow improvement in image quality, tissue characterization, and so forth with high accuracy. The ultrasound inspection apparatus includes: a first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140187937 - Ultrasound probe switchover device and a corresponding ultrasound imaging system: An ultrasound probe switchover device and a corresponding ultrasound imaging system, the device comprising connecting lines configured to directly connect signal pins of ultrasound probes and signal channels of a transmit-receive beamformer, wherein each connecting line first connects together a set of signal pins with the same number in the... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20140187935 - Ultrasound system and method of controlling the same: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method of controlling the same is provided. The apparatus haptically outputs a bio-signal or a movement signal of a target object so that a state of the target object can be felt through tactile sense. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a signal acquisitioner that... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20140187941 - Evaluating arterial pressure, vasomotor activity and their response to diagnostic tests: Method and system for evaluating arterial pressure waves, vascular properties, as well as for diagnostic, physiological and pharmacological testing using various combinations of the following data acquisition and processing steps (some of the steps are optional): 1. Perturbing arterial pressure from its steady state. 2. Measuring the dynamics of at... Agent:

20140187940 - Method of calculating displacement of shear wave, method of calculating mechanical modulus of body, and system using the methods: A method of calculating a displacement of a shear wave includes inducing a shear wave in a body, obtaining a plurality of propagation frames including propagation information of the shear wave from an echo signal received from the body, determining a reference frame from among the plurality of propagation frames,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140187943 - Angled needle entry: An angle assist block for transcutaneous insertion of a needle for a patient is provided. The angle assist block comprises a body portion having an outer surface wherein the outer surface comprises a first side and a second side. The first side is configured to engage skin tissue and the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140187942 - Needle enhancement in diagnostic ultrasound imaging: A needle is enhanced in a medical diagnostic ultrasound image. The image intensities associated with a needle in an image are adaptively increased and/or enhanced by compounding from a plurality of ultrasound images. Filtering methods and probabilistic methods are used to locate possible needle locations. In one approach, possible needles... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140187944 - Noninvasive tissue tightening system: Systems and methods for noninvasive tissue tightening are disclosed. Thermal treatment of tissues such as superficial muscular aponeurosis system (SMAS) tissue, muscle, adipose tissue, dermal tissue, and combinations thereof are described. In one aspect, a system is configured for treating tissue through delivery of ultrasound energy at a depth, distribution,... Agent: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC

20140187945 - Ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe (10) comprises a pair of one dimensional transducer modules (1, 2) arranged in-line but set apart from each other in a shallow “V” shape. This allows a wide gap for needle manipulation while maintaining the ability to compute a good acoustic image of the target area (4)... Agent: University Of Dundee

20140187946 - Active ultrasound imaging for interventional procedures: A computer-implemented method for active control of ultrasound image acquisition includes accessing image data representing a series of ultrasound images acquired over a period of time from an ultrasound probe and identifying an object of interest in at least one of the images. The method further includes detecting changes in... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187947 - Ultrasound imaging system and method for identifying data from a shadow region: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring ultrasound data of a region-of-interest including an interventional device with a probe, identifying a position of the interventional device with respect to the probe, and identifying a shadow region within the region-of-interest based on the position of the interventional device. The system... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187949 - Systems and methods for interventional procedure planning: A method of deploying an interventional instrument is performed by a processing system. The method comprises receiving an image of an anatomic structure from an imaging probe. The image has an image frame of reference. The imaging probe is extendable distally beyond a distal end of a guide catheter. The... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140187948 - Systems and methods for ultrasound image rendering: Systems and methods for ultrasound image rendering are provided. One system includes a user interface having a display configured to display ultrasound images for a volume data set and a content detection module configured to detect an object within the volume data set. The system also includes an image-processing module... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187951 - Method of remove blackground noise in short pulse excitation of arfi: A method for eliminating background noises in shear waves and the respective ultrasonic imaging system, the method includes: transmitting a push pulse along a push pulse vector; transmitting a first group of focus track pulses at a first group of a plurality of locations far away from the push pulse... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

20140187950 - Ultrasound imaging system and method: An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring position data from a motion sensing system on a probe while acquiring ultrasound data with the probe. The system and method includes detecting a predetermined motion pattern of the probe, accessing a subset of the ultrasound data corresponding to the predetermined motion... Agent: General Electric Company

20140187952 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, sound velocity setting method, and recording medium: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus performs transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves for forming focal points used to set sound velocities at predetermined timing such that sound velocities having been set for all of respective segment regions established by diving a subject are all reset every predetermined number of frames. Owing... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140187953 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, ultrasound image producing method, and recording medium: In an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, when a compound image is produced, delay correction is performed on all of ultrasound images (sub frames) to be combined based on sound velocities set for respective segment regions obtained by dividing the subject. Owing to this configuration, the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus can produce a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140187954 - Infant bone assessment: System and method for assessment of demineralization of a bone of a subject. The acoustic wave, propagating along the bone as a result of generation, at the bone, of the ultrasound radiation force by a transducer of the ultrasound system, is outcoupled at a predetermined location along the bone and... Agent:

20140187955 - Systems and methods of registration using an ultrasound probe: A system for registration of a bone structure includes a registration probe and a processing circuit. The registration probe includes a two-dimensional array of a plurality of ultrasonic transducers coupled to a rounded tip of the probe, wherein the ultrasonic transducers are configured to provide ultrasonic data. The processing circuit... Agent: Mako Surgical Corp.

20140187956 - Ultrasonic transducer electrode assembly: The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating an ultrasound transducer. A substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side is provided. A bottom electrode is formed over the first side of the substrate. A piezoelectric element is formed over the bottom electrode. The piezoelectric... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187958 - Bimodal diagnostic probe using optical and ultrasonic imaging, including at least one removable shell having on-board optical means: A device for a bimodal diagnostic probe with optical and ultrasonic imaging, the probe including a main body supporting an ultrasonic transducer at its front end. The device includes a shell, an illumination mechanism mounted on a front end of the shell to light outside of the shell, and a... Agent: Commissariat A I'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140187957 - Ultrasonic transducer electrode assembly: The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating an ultrasound transducer. A substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side is provided. A bottom electrode is formed over the first side of the substrate. A piezoelectric element is formed over the bottom electrode. The piezoelectric... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187959 - Ultrasound transducers and methods of manufacturing same: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of an ultrasound transducer for use in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. An exemplary ultrasound transducer includes substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. A well is disposed in the substrate that extends from the first surface to the... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187960 - Intravascular ultrasound imaging apparatus, interface, architecture, and method of manufacturing: Sold-state intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to compact and efficient circuit architectures and electrical interfaces for an ultrasound transducer array used in a solid-state IVUS system. In one embodiment, an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) device includes: a... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187961 - Catheter having imaging function, and blood vessel inside observation system using same: Hood 2 is formed to extend forward from the outer periphery of the tip of the tubular body 1. The tubular body is provided with at least a fluid delivery channel 11, an imaging channel 12 and a bending mechanism. Hood 2 has a basic shape of a cylindrical shape... Agent:

20140187963 - Fire control system for rotational ivus: A patient interface module (PIM) for an intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging system and a method for using it are provided. The PIM may include a motor having position sensors; a motor controller circuit providing a signal to the motor; and a clock and timing circuit to provide a trigger signal... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187964 - Intravascular ultrasound catheter for minimizing image distortion: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of an ultrasound catheter for use in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. An exemplary IVUS device includes an flexible elongate member having a lumen extending therethrough, and a rotatable imaging core disposed within the lumen. The imaging core is further configured to transmit and receive... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187965 - Stepped banded connector for intravascular ultrasound devices: A male and female connectors and a method for providing electrical connection between a patient interface module (PIM) and an intravascular sensing device carrying more than two signal leads. A four-electrical-contacts male connector includes three elongated hollow tubular male bodies concentrically disposed around one another in an expanded telescopic fashion... Agent:

20140187962 - Wirebonding fixture and casting mold: The present disclosure involves a method and apparatus for attaching two electrical dies by wire bonding and then encasing the assembly in a protective casting that works by arranging two dies into a fixture conducive to wire bonding. Doped epoxy may be immediately dispensed over the assembly to form a... Agent:

20140187966 - Detection and display of measured subsurface data onto a surface: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for imaging and display of subsurface features of a region of interest such as a portion of a body of a patient. A first imaging portion of the system is used to cause an interaction of an imaging beam with an underlying feature... Agent:

20140187967 - System and method for multi-color laser imaging and ablation of cancer cells using fluorescence: A fluorescence imaging device detects fluorescence in parts of the visible and invisible spectrum, and projects the fluorescence image directly on the human body, as well as on a monitor, with improved sensitivity, video frame rate and depth of focus, and enhanced capabilities of detecting distribution and properties of multiple... Agent:

20140187969 - Drop generating device: A method of delivering safe, suitable, and repeatable dosages to a subject for topical, oral, nasal, or pulmonary use and a device for droplet ejection includes a fluid delivery system capable of delivering a defined volume of the fluid in the form of droplets having properties that afford adequate and... Agent: Corinthian Ophthalmic, Inc.

20140187968 - Spectral imaging with a color wheel: A spectral imaging apparatus includes an image sensor positioned to capture images of a target, a rotating color wheel aligned with the image sensor, and a projector positioned to project overlay images onto the target. The color wheel can include one or more filter segments, each allowing light of a... Agent: Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.

20140187970 - Optical probe apparatus, systems, methods for guiding tissue asessment: An exemplary system can be provided for obtaining information associated with at least one tissue. The exemplary system can include at least one waveguide first arrangement which can provide at least one first radiation to the tissue(s), and which can receive at least one optical second radiation from the at... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140187971 - Spectrum analysis of coronary artery turbulent blood flow: Methods and apparatuses are described to obtain cardiac data, which includes acquiring vibrational field cardiac data from a transducer wherein the transducer measures vibration over a surface of a human's body. An unwanted coronary event is separated from vibrational cardiac data. A transient event is extracted from the vibrational cardiac... Agent: Phonoflow Medical, LLC

20140187972 - Guidewire devices and methods: Guidewire devices and methods are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a guidewire including a flexible element having a first center point, a stiffening core wire comprising at least three wires collectively having a second center point and extending from a proximal section to a distal section within the flexible element,... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187974 - Body-worn sensor for characterizing patients with heart failure: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform;... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140187975 - Ecg artifact reduction system: An ECG signal processing system which removes the CPR-induced artifact from measured ECG signals obtained during the administration of CPR.... Agent: Johns Hopkins University

20140187973 - System and method for tracking brain states during administration of anesthesia: A method and system for determining the state of a patients brain under anesthesia. The present invention recognizes that anesthesia compounds induce different signatures in physiological characteristics of the patient under anesthesia and aids interpretation of physiological characteristics and signatures therein based on a selected anesthesia compound. The present invention... Agent:

20140187976 - Body-worn sensor for characterizing patients with heart failure: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform;... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140187977 - Method and an apparatus for determination of blood pressure: A method and an apparatus for non-interfering blood pressure measurements, relates to an apparatus for continuously monitoring blood pressure for patients at home or at work. The apparatus includes an extra-corporal sensor for blood pressure determination with a flexible housing adapted to be attached to the body of a living... Agent:

20140187980 - Hypotube sensor mount for sensored guidewire: A guidewire system for treating a patient may include a sensor assembly for detecting a physiological characteristic of a patient, the sensor assembly having a portion having a first width. The system also may include a hypotube having an integrated sensor mount formed therein for predictably locating the sensor during... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187984 - In-wall hypotube sensor mount for sensored guidewire: A guidewire system for treating a patient may include a sensor assembly for detecting a physiological characteristic of a patient and a hypotube sized for insertion into vasculature of the patient and having an integrated sensor mount formed therein for predictably locating the sensor during assembly. The hypotube may also... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187978 - Intravascular devices having information stored thereon and/or wireless communication functionality, including associated devices, systems, and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices are guide-wires that include one or more sensing components and a sensor control module that stores information about the guide-wire. In some instances, the information about the guide-wire stored in the sensor control module is calibration information... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187981 - Intravascular devices having information stored thereon and/or wireless communication functionality, including associated devices, systems, and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices are guide-wires that include one or more sensing components and a sensor control module that stores information about the guide-wire. In some instances, the information about the guide-wire stored in the sensor control module is calibration information... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187982 - Intravascular devices having information stored thereon and/or wireless communication functionality, including associated devices, systems, and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices are guide-wires that include one or more sensing components and a sensor control module that stores information about the guide-wire. In some instances, the information about the guide-wire stored in the sensor control module is calibration information... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187983 - Intravascular guidewire with hyper flexible distal end portion: In one embodiment, a sensing guidewire for performing atraumatic intravascular physiologic measurements includes an elongated core wire and a sensor disposed at a distal end portion thereof. A flexure is disposed in the core wire proximal to the sensor housing. The flexure is substantially more flexible than regions of the... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187985 - Pressure sensor calibration systems and methods: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices include at least one pressure sensing component within a distal portion of the device. In that regard, one or more electrical, electronic, optical, and/or electro-optical pressure-sensing components is secured to an elongated member and the system includes... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187979 - Pressure-sensing guide wire with sliding pressure sensor: An intravascular sensor assembly including a flexible elongate member having a longitudinal axis (LA) is provided. The sensor assembly includes a first engagement feature proximal to a distal end of the flexible elongate member; a core member disposed inside a lumen of the flexible elongate member, the core member configured... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140187986 - Pressure-sensing guidewire and sheath: A pressure sensing device is provided that can monitor and measure pressure at two points in a vessel or artery without moving the outer sheath or catheter of the device. The outer sheath or catheter includes two spaced apart openings that may be positioned in a vessel or artery on... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140187987 - Cuff for arterial blood pressure monitor: A sphygmomanometer with a cuff for use on a patient wrist, upper or lower arm incorporates an inflatable bladder and a support structure. The cuff is subdivided into two sections. The first section holds the bladder against an arterial side of the limb, while the second section abuts a non-arterial... Agent: Kaz Usa, Inc

20140187988 - Method of predicting acute cardiopulmonary events and survivability of a patient: A method of producing an artificial neural network capable of predicting the survivability of a patient, including: storing in an electronic database patient health data comprising a plurality of sets of data, each set having at least one of a first parameter relating to heart rate variability data and a... Agent: Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd.

20140187989 - Estimating restitution curves in an anatomical mapping system: A method for mapping an anatomical structure includes sensing activation signals of physiological activity with a plurality of electrodes disposed in or near the anatomical structure, each activation signal having an associated cycle length, estimating an action potential duration and diastolic interval for each cycle length, generating a restitution curve... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140187990 - Body-worn sensor for characterizing patients with heart failure: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform;... Agent: Perminova Inc.

20140187991 - Artifact cancellation to suppress far-field activation during electrophysiology mapping: A method for mapping a cardiac chamber includes sensing activation signals of intrinsic physiological activity with a plurality of electrodes disposed in or near the cardiac chamber, the activation signals including a near-field activation signal component and a far-field activation signal component, isolating R-wave events in the activation signals, generating... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140187992 - System and method for non-invasively determining cardiac output: A system for non-invasively determining cardiac output of a patient may include a physiological signal detection unit and a cardiac output determination module. The physiological signal detection unit may be configured to detect first and second physiological signals with respect to first and second locations of vasculature of the patient.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140187993 - Breath alcohol recording and transmission system: The present invention provides a portable alcohol tester with biometric and location recordation and transmission. The portable unit may use photo, retina, or fingerprint recordation while the system is testing to ensure the identity of the participant. The unit may also use Wi-Fi stations, cellular towers or global position satellites... Agent: Sentinel Offender Services

20140187994 - Methodology for discriminating concussion subjects from normal subjects by identifying and using qeeg correlates of concussion across 4 cognitive tasks.: Previous patents and research have focused on the problem of determining whether the quantitative EEG (QEEG) can discriminate a traumatic brain injury (TBI) subject from a normal individual. The patents and research have had varying degree of specificity in defining the variables involved in obtaining a high degree of discriminant... Agent:

20140187995 - Electrode patch module and chronic pain detection method and apparatus thereof: An electrode patch module, a chronic pain detection method and an apparatus thereof are provided. The electrode patch module affixed at a zone to be tested contains at least three electrode pads. The chronic pain detection apparatus selects multiple electrode pairs from the electrode pads and uses the electrode pairs... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140187997 - Biosignal measurement apparatus: [Solving Means] A biosignal measurement apparatus according to the present technology includes a voltage supply, a measurement electrode, a resistor, a first amplifier, and a neutral electrode. The measurement electrode is connected to the voltage supply and brought into contact with a living body. The resistor is connected between the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140187996 - Electrodermal measurement system and method: A method of determining the conductance of the skin of a human or animal, the method including the step of: (a) eliminating any equivalent parasitic voltages in the skin by taking multiple different measurements of the conductance utilizing different probe voltage levels, (b) calculating the conductance from the sampled results... Agent:

20140187998 - Devices and treatment methods for vascular eye diseases: A method of treating ROP, the method comprising providing a light source emitting light with a wavelength of about 490 nra, exposing an infant's eye to the light, and monitoring the vascularization in the infant's eye.... Agent: Children's Hospital Medical Center

20140187999 - Apparatus, system and method for providing image-guided in-vivo biopsy with at least one capsule: An exemplary apparatus for obtaining a tissue sample(s) within a luminal anatomical structure can be provided. For example, an imaging first arrangement can be configured to generate an image of a portion(s) of the luminal anatomical structure, and a second arrangement can be configured to extract the tissue sample(s) based... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140188001 - Medical procedures trays and related methods: Medical procedure trays and related methods are provided to accommodate joining a first non-sterile medical device with a second sterile medical device and maintaining required sterilization of the second sterile medical device to perform an associated medical procedure. One example of such medical procedures includes biopsy of a bone and/or... Agent: Vidacare Corporation

20140188000 - Methods and apparatuses for full-thickness hollow organ biopsy: A method for obtaining a full thickness biopsy of the wall of a hollow organ, comprising obtaining an apparatus comprising a cannula comprising a proximal cannula end comprising a cutting edge; and a distal cannula end comprising a biased spring, the biased spring being coupled to a needle carrier and... Agent: Uti Limited Partnership

20140188002 - Infusion and blood collection device and method: An infusion and blood collection device allows clean blood collections into a collection tube via a previously installed angiocatheter without interrupting the administration of intravenous therapies after initial installation. The device optionally includes passive control of the blood collection flow rate to prevent contamination of the collected blood draw with... Agent: Medtg LLC

20140188003 - Intravenous catheter insertion and blood sample devices and method of use: Devices and methods for guidewire assisted placement of catheters into blood vessels are described. Some of the devices and methods relate to automated or partially automated or assisted insertion and placement of an intravenous catheter into a vein or artery of a patient. Other of the devices are blood draw... Agent: Vascular Pathways, Inc.

20140188004 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a linear portion, a curved portion that is provided distally of the linear portion, a boundary portion that is provided between the linear portion and the curved portion, a lubricant portion that is provided on a surface of the linear portion, and a low lubricant portion that... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20140188005 - Wire guide and method of making the same: A wire guide and methods for making the same is provided. The method includes joining a proximal core wire comprised of a stiff material to a distal core wire comprised of a highly elastic wire material. The proximal core wire may have a recess at a distal face and the... Agent:

20140188006 - Breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems: Disclosed herein are breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems. In general the disclosed methods, devices and systems may rely on the characterization of breath sound amplitudes, periodic breath sounds and/or aperiodic breath sounds to characterize a breathing disorder as obstructive (e.g. obstructive sleep apnea - OSA)... Agent: University Health Network

20140188007 - Small form factor medical sensor structure and method therefor: A measurement system for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed. The measurement system comprises a capacitor, a signal generator, a digital counter, counter register, a digital clock, a digital timer, and a data register. The sensor of the measurement system is the capacitor. The measurement system generates... Agent: Orthosensor Inc.

20140188008 - Device for measuring spinal mobility: A device and method for measurement of spinal mobility are provided for measuring spinal mobility. The apparatus is a hand-held device that includes a gripping portion connected to a force transmitter, a reference member, displacement sensor, and load cell. A force applied downwardly on the gripping portion is transmitted to... Agent:

20140188009 - Customizable activity training and rehabilitation system: A system may include a calibration module that measures a range of limb and trunk movements made by a human subject during a calibration phase of the system. A customization module may customize pre-determined performance criteria based on the measured range of limb and trunk movements. An activity task presentation... Agent: University Of Southern California

20140188010 - Devices, systems, and methods for determining linear and angular accelerations of the head: Mouth guards and related systems and methods for determining linear and angular accelerations of the head of a subject. A plurality of accelerometers are operatively associated with the mouth guard and spaced from one another about the mouth guard. The accelerometers produce outputs indicative of the linear and angular acceleration... Agent: University Of Alaska Anchorage

  
  
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