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9042962 Model based positioning system  
The present invention relates to a model based positioning system that includes a positioning device having at least one transmitter configured to be in a tracking environment, e.g. inserted into...
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...
9005757 Metal-salen complex compound and method for producing the same  
The present invention provides a metal-salen complex compound having a controlled grain size that enables the metal-salen complex compound to exert its pharmacological effects as a medicine, at a...
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...
8974373 Capsule-type medical device  
The position of an antenna incorporated in a capsule-type endoscope 3 that moves in a body is estimated using a plurality of antennae, and where the distance dij between two positions Pti and...
8973584 Method and apparatus for locating passive integrated transponder tags  
An apparatus for locating an embedded passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag is provided. An embodiment of the locating apparatus includes a resonator capable of electromagnetically coupling to...
8968185 Magnetically guiding system and magnetically guiding method  
A magnetically guiding system includes: a capsule medical device that has a magnet provided therein; an information acquiring unit that acquires physical information about magnetic guiding of the...
8971994 Systems and methods for positioning a catheter  
A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion thereof into a patient. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of...
8963708 Breach detection in solid structures  
An implantable device includes at least one solid structure having an external surface and a volume beneath the surface. One or more of a first conductor or set of conductors is disposed...
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...
8939154 Magnetic levitation of an intraluminal microelectronic capsule  
A method and apparatus for magnetically levitating and further steering of an intraluminal device, such as a swallowable microelectronic capsule, for monitoring bodily functions is provided. The...
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...
8931490 Systems and methods for nanomagnetic actuation of molecular cell signaling  
The present invention relates to signaling mechanisms that transduce magnetic inputs into physiological cellular outputs. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods...
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...
8926496 Implantable device system  
An implantable device system is disclosed. The implantable device system comprises, a first energy transceiver system, a second energy transceiver system at least partially implanted within an...
8922373 Self anchoring implantable identification microchip for use in animals  
A device and method for subcutaneously implanting an identification chip into a domestic animal, the identification chip becoming relatively immobile once implanted.
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...
8887736 Tracking a guide member  
A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or...
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...
8875714 Coded-sequence activation of surgical implants  
Implants responsive to spatiotemporal signal sequences, and methods of operating implants by transmitting spatiotemporal signal sequences.
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...
8868373 Adjustable virtual reality system  
Disclosed are virtual reality systems, in particular immersive virtual reality systems, their parts, construction and use. The systems and/or parts thereof may be used by adults or children, and...
8849377 Intraluminal tissue markers  
Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered adjacent to...
8814868 Instrumented orthopaedic implant for identifying a landmark  
A system (110, 150) for targeting a landmark (114, 160) is disclosed. The system includes an instrumented medical implant (112, 152), a control circuit (118, 153), a power supply (120, 157), and a...
8813757 Reading and adjusting tool for hydrocephalus shunt valve  
A reading and adjustment tool for use with a valve having a pressure or flow setting adjustable to a plurality of pressure or flow settings is disclosed. The tool includes a signal generator and...
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...
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...
8789536 Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods  
Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass...
8792966 Transluminal tissue markers  
Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered through a...
8784425 Systems and methods for identifying landmarks on orthopedic implants  
Systems (10, 110, 1010, 1110) for identifying landmarks (31, 131, 1028, 1128) on orthopedic implants (30, 130, 1024, 1124) are disclosed. The systems (10, 110, 1010, 1110) include a field...
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...
8776802 Methods and systems for prolonged localization of drug delivery  
An effective method for prolonging localization of therapeutics within the rat gastrointestinal tract of at least about 12 hours is provided. Attractive forces between an orally administered...
8757166 System for defining energy field characteristics to illuminate nano-particles used to treat invasive agents  
The Invasive Agent Treatment System incorporates the pairing of energy fields with nano-particles to cause a thermal effect in the nano-particles, which thermal effect is transmitted into the...
8740774 Capsule-type medical apparatus, guidance system and guidance method therefor, and intrasubject insertion apparatus  
Using a guidance system with a simple configuration, propulsive motion along a longitudinal direction and changing of the propulsion direction are easily performed with good precision and...
8739801 System and method for identifying a landmark  
A system (10, 110) for identifying a landmark is disclosed. The system includes a field generator (16, 116) for generating a magnetic field, an orthopaedic implant (30, 130) located within the...
8731641 Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization  
A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more types of navigation or modalities of navigation to navigate a single instrument. The single instrument...
8731637 Intra-subject medical system, method of operating body-insertable apparatus and operative treatment  
Provided is an intra-subject medical system which includes a body-insertable device and a physical quantity generator. The body-insertable device is to be introduced into a subject, is covered by...
8726911 Wirelessly detectable objects for use in medical procedures and methods of making same  
Various embodiments of a wirelessly detectable object to be used in medical procedures are provided. The object may include a piece of absorbent material, a transponder to wirelessly receive and...
8730518 Application of color imagery to a rewritable color surface  
Printing of color imagery onto a rewritable color surface is accomplished by providing an applicator with an alignment subsystem capable of sensing an alignment marker of one or more colors dots...
8723640 Distillation of status data relating to regimen compliance responsive to the presence and absence of wireless signals relating to one or more threshold frequencies  
Configuration technologies for cost-effectively indicating a regimen compliance status of a subject, for example, responsive to whether a presence of a wireless signal in a first frequency range...
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...
8707964 Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods  
Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass...
8701677 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. The systems and...