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9038639 Rod-shaped body  
The invention relates to a rod-shaped body (1) comprised of one or more filaments (2) and of a non-ferromagnetic matrix material (3). The matrix material (3) surrounds the filament(s) (1) and/or...
9022919 Vaginal insert device having a support portion with plurality of struts  
A vaginal insert device including a support portion, a stabilizing portion, a removal device, and at least one fluid passageway extending though the support portion is disclosed. The vaginal...
9011310 Method and system for treatment of neuromotor dysfunction  
Effective systems and methods for improving neural communication impairment of a vertebrate being and affecting motor activity of a peripheral body part including a first signal-providing...
8991398 Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea  
A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient which includes the steps of implanting a device into tissue adjacent an airway, the device having a bioerodable material wound...
8979735 Controller support apparatus  
An apparatus comprises a controller for remotely controlling an implantable device that is used to adjust a gastric band, and the controller transmits a telemetric signal to the implantable...
8961384 Health applications of a double helix conductor  
An electrical system having an underlying structure resembling the double helix most commonly associated with DNA is used to produce useful electromagnetic fields for health applications and/or...
8956276 Implant for pelvic organ prolapse repair  
A medical article is used to repair prolapses of various pelvic organs including vaginal vault prolapse. The medical article can include a first flap comprising a dual density mesh formed of a...
8956273 Firing patterns for deep brain transcranial magnetic stimulation  
Methods, devices and systems for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are provided for synchronous, asynchronous, or independent triggering the firing multiple of electromagnets from either a...
8939885 System and method for eliciting a relaxation response  
The disclosed system and method are directed to qualifying an image(s) and exposing an individual to the qualified image(s) for the purpose of eliciting a relaxation response. More specifically, a...
8939881 Apparatus for loading dosimetrically customizable brachytherapy carriers  
A device for loading and customizing brachytherapy carriers based on the principles of optimizing a more precise and predictable dosimetry, and adaptable to the geometric challenges of a tumor bed...
8939153 Transponder strings  
A transponder string comprising multiple transponders is configured for injection into human tissue. In one embodiment, the transponders are sized to move through a needle for injection into the...
8939884 Sleep aid device and method, program and recording medium  
Disclosed herein is a sleep aid device including: an electrode arranged on the surface of a pillow in such a manner as to come into contact with the scalp of a user; a brain wave signal...
8932199 Systems and methods for optimization of sleep and post-sleep performance  
Sleep mask for reducing sleep inertia. In an embodiment, the sleep mask comprises a foam layer having a shape that covers both of a human subject's eyes so as to attenuate ambient light. Visual...
8932201 Surgical articles and methods for treating pelvic conditions  
Described are pelvic implants and methods of surgically placing pelvic implants, that provide treatment for pelvic floor disorders by support of the levator. A pelvic implant (100, 102) may...
8911371 Transducer holder  
A transducer holder for holding a transducer in signal-receiving contact with a patient's body, the holder comprising: a base adherently attachable to the patient's skin; and a retainer attached...
8900268 Endoscopic wound care treatment system and method  
An endoluminal and intracorporeal negative pressure, wound care treatment, and prophylaxic system 10 and method includes a pressure distributor 40 for placement substantially within an internal...
8900118 Dome and screw valves for remotely adjustable gastric banding systems  
An implantable device controls the movement of fluid to an inflatable portion of a gastric band. The implantable device includes a body. The body has an inlet, an outlet and a valve seat...
8882652 (Partial) apparatus for preventing incontinence with a fixing device to be immovably implanted in body tissue  
An apparatus for preventing incontinence includes a tubular body with a first guiding element connected to a tube-shaped retaining element with a second guiding element that opens axially into a...
8876693 Device and method for vaginal sacrocolpopexy  
A surgical procedure for repairing vaginal prolapse, including apical descent (vaginal vault or uterine descensus), cystocele and/or rectocele, avoids bladder injury, the need for laparoscopic...
8876688 Combination treatment modification methods and systems  
Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of bioactive agent use by an individual and/or modifying an artificial sensory...
8866870 Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling from a first location a laser at a second location  
A method, apparatus, and system for controlling from a first location a laser at a second location are disclosed. Laser orientation data is determined at a first location. The laser orientation...
8840565 Test battery system and method for assessment of auditory function  
A test battery method and system for use in assessing auditory function (e.g., the screening or diagnosis of impairments, fitting of hearing aids, etc.) is provided which performs one or more...
8839798 System and method for determining sheath location  
A system for determining a location of an instrument within an anatomy is provided. The system can include a first instrument, which can define at least one lumen. The system can further include a...
8808158 Device and method for correcting obstructive sleep apnea  
An orthotic obstructive sleep apnea treatment device is provided that includes a hyoid bone attachment element disposed to attach a ferric element to a hyoid bone, where the ferric element is...
8800377 Contact force sensor package, blood pressure meter with the same, and method for fabricating the contact force sensor package  
A contact force sensor package includes a substrate layer having a vibration detection unit and a pair of first junction pads that are electrical connection ports which are provided on an upper...
8800567 Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea  
A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture...
8790819 Implantable medical assembly  
A compact implantable medical assembly is comprised of a medical device connected to an electrochemical cell. The medical device is comprised of a housing enclosing at least one electrical circuit...
8783258 Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea  
A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes an anchoring element having scar tissue located in an inframandibular region, and a tongue implant having at least one arm extending...
8761898 Flexible neural probe for magnetic insertion  
A neural probe deployment system comprising a magnetic probe, a magnetic field generator acting on the magnetic probe, a first guiding tube disposed on a first side of the magnetic field...
8750968 Device and procedure for the diagnosis or diagnostic preparation and/or therapy monitoring of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis  
A first aspect of the invention relates to a device for a diagnosis and/or therapy monitoring of inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. It comprises at least a rest or support device...
8739799 Non-contact electronic tool for dream enhancement  
This invention pertains to a non-contact electronic device for the enhancement of dreaming. By enhancement it is meant increasing the frequency, the length, the lucidity, and the color of...
8740819 Method and apparatus for measuring representational motions in a medical context  
Disclosed is an apparatus and corresponding method to capture individual representational motions made by a person while performing a neuropsychological test. A user of the apparatus and method...
8739800 Non-contact electronic tool for Qi emission and amplification  
This invention pertains to a non-contact Qi emission and amplification electronic device. Qi is a Chinese word for the life energy that circulates in human beings. The device is a passive...
8733363 Systems and methods for treatment of sleep apnea  
A system for treating an airway disorder is provided with an implant body configured to conform to an airway-interface tissue site in a manner compatible with normal physiological function of the...
8721514 Electromagnetic pose sensing of HDR brachytherapy applicator  
An implantable applicator (10) has at least one guide channel (12) for guiding a radioactive seed or source (66) to a target region. A plurality of imageable fiducials (40) are configured for...
8715150 Devices for controlling magnetic nanoparticles to treat fluid obstructions  
The present invention relates to a system for the physical manipulation of free magnetic rotors in a circulatory system using a remotely placed magnetic field-generating stator. In one aspect, the...
8718792 System and method of repairing of neural networks  
A method and system for re-establishing a pathway in a damaged or severed neural network includes an imaging device, an alignment device and a treatment device. An accurate image of the damaged...
8707960 Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea  
A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient. The method includes the steps of implanting a device into airway-forming tissue without affixing the device to the tissue and...
8690752 Oocyte separation and collection system  
An apparatus for separating and collecting one or more oocytes from a fluid mixture includes a chamber inserted into a hollow elongate tube. An inlet channel receives an injected fluid mixture of...
8679029 Automated interpretive medical care system and methodology  
Improved apparatus and methods for monitoring, diagnosing and treating at least one medical respiratory condition of a patient are provided, including a medical data input interface adapted to...
8678992 Method of collecting semen from lab animals and artificial insemination method thereof  
The present invention relates to a method of collecting semen from the epididymis or the testis of a lab animal and an artificial insemination method thereof. The present invention relates to a...
8672830 Implantable restriction system with release mechanism  
An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated...
8663084 Method and apparatus for intensity modulated arc therapy sequencing and optimization  
A treatment planner (102) generates fluence maps (140) indicative of a desired fluence distribution at various locations (304, 312) along a treatment arc (302). A converter (142) converts the...
8656928 Echogenic medical device and method of forming echogenic surface  
Medical devices are made visible under ultrasonic or magnetic imaging techniques by adding a series of features on their surfaces. The features are desirably placed at more than one angle to the...
8652023 Health applications of a double helix conductor  
An electrical system having an underlying structure resembling the double helix most commonly associated with DNA is used to produce useful electromagnetic fields for health applications and/or...
8632454 Minimally invasive tissue support system and method with a superior tissue support and an inferior anchor  
Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a...
8579813 Handheld personal data assistant (PDA) with a medical device and method of using the same  
A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a...
8567410 Magnet-field controlled active substance transfer for aerosol therapy  
The present invention relates to aerosols containing magnetic particles, wherein the aerosols comprise magnetic particles and a pharmaceutical active agent. The invention furthermore relates to...
8550089 Magnetic particles for delivering therapeutic agent to a target location  
A system for delivering therapeutic agent to a target location in a body in accordance with one embodiment is provided comprising a plurality of magnetic particles, each magnetic particle carrying...
8544474 Systems and methods for magnetic-assisted therapeutic agent delivery  
Systems and methods that provide magnetically-enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents to selected tissue are disclosed. The systems and methods involve the use of carrier devices and release...