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9037211 Bladder monitoring device  
A device, kit and method for monitoring muscle activity. The device may include an electrode having an annular profile substantially similar to that of the muscle. During a monitoring operation,...
9037226 Endotracheal tube apparatus  
An apparatus for monitoring EMG signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface. Conductive ink electrodes are formed on the exterior surface of...
9028406 Oral-esophageal-gastric device to diagnose reflux and/or emesis  
A system and method diagnoses esophageal reflux in a patient. A catheter includes a first pressure sensor configured to measure intra-abdominal pressure when the catheter is inserted into the...
9014797 Electrical impedance myography  
Electrical impedance myography (EIM) can be used for the assessment and diagnosis of muscular disorders. EIM includes applying an electrical signal to a region of tissue and measuring a resulting...
9011328 Oral-esophageal-gastric device with esophageal cuff to reduce gastric reflux and/or emesis  
A nasogastric/orogastric (Ng/Og) airway protection device includes an elongate device body having a distal end for insertion into the stomach through the esophagus and a proximal end. A main lumen...
9005123 Device with active valve to block emesis and reflux blockage device and associated system and method  
A device blocks emesis and/or reflex and includes a tube insertable into the esophagus. The tube includes an inflation lumen. A valve is carried by the tube and includes a flexible sheath having...
9005122 Device with passive valve to block emesis and/or reflux and associated system and method  
A device to block emesis and/or reflux includes a tube insertable into the esophagus. A valve is carried by the tube and includes a flexible sheath having an upper edge secured onto the tube and...
9005121 System and method of testing the gastric valve and urethral sphincter  
A system and method tests the gastric valve and urethral sphincter in a patient. A contrast agent is administered into the esophagus of a patient followed by inducing an involuntary reflex cough...
9005124 Device to block emesis and reflux and associated system and method  
A nasogastric/orogastric (Ng/Og) device includes a main lumen configured for at least one of gastric decompression, enteral feeding and enteral medication administration. An expandable esophageal...
8989857 Control system and apparatus utilizing signals originating in the periauricular neuromuscular system  
Loosing the ability to interact with one's environment can be devastating. The invention enables a person to control the real or virtual action or movement of an output device in from one to three...
8989855 Nerve monitoring during electrosurgery  
A signal processing module includes an input module electronically coupled to a sensing probe of a nerve integrity monitoring system. The probe senses electrical signals from a patient during...
8986206 Health care apparatus and method  
A health care apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes: a motion sensing unit; a bio-electric potential sensing unit sensing an electric potential signal of the health examinee...
8983627 Medical probe for electro-stimulation and bio-feedback training of pelvic floor musculature  
A probe system for electro-stimulation and bio-feedback training of muscles in the pelvic floor region, in particular for pelvic floor physiotherapy and diagnosis, includes a probe having a probe...
8979767 Neural monitoring system  
A neural monitoring system for determining a proximity between a stimulator and a nerve within an intracorporeal treatment area of a human subject includes a stimulator, a mechanical sensor, and a...
8983591 Method and apparatus for detecting seizures  
A method of detecting seizures may comprise receiving an EMG signal and processing the received EMG signal to determine whether a seizure characteristic is present in the EMG signal during a time...
8979771 Acoustic myography system and methods  
Acoustic impulses from a muscle are converted into an electrical signal with a transducer such as a piezo film microphone, and analog or digital signal processing circuitry determines the density...
8977352 Systems and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments  
The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve...
8958869 Electromyography system  
Methods for determining structural integrity of a bone within the spine of a patient, the bone having a first aspect and a second aspect, wherein the second aspect separated from the first aspect...
8948885 Repositionable electrode and systems and methods for identifying electrode position for cardiotherapy  
A system and method for positioning an electrode for cardiotherapy of atrial arrhythmia are described. Signals from patient electrical activity for a plurality of electrode locations on a patient...
8942797 Neural monitoring system  
A system for detecting the presence of a nerve within a subject includes a stimulator configured to provide a stimulus to a portion of the subject, a sensing device configured to be placed in...
8942801 Surgical access system and related methods  
A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of...
8938299 System for treating sleep disordered breathing  
A system is disclosed for applying a treatment therapy for sleep disordered breathing. The system includes a sensing module configured to sense physiologic conditions and an implantable pulse...
8894718 System for remote management in ambient intelligence environments using electromyographic signals  
The system is comprised of an interface (1) consisting of one or more electrodes capturing electromyographic (biolectric muscle activity) signals, an earphone/microphone and a radiofrequency...
8897867 System and method for processing signals for the real-time detection of a functional cyclic activity  
A system and method for processing signals for the real-time detection of a functional cyclic activity, include: elements for simultaneously receiving signals acquired by a sensor array having at...
8886280 Nerve monitoring device  
A nerve monitoring device, including a cannula, a sensor for monitoring a nerve, and an optional support element, can be inserted into an anatomic space. The cannula, sensor and/or support element...
8882679 Neural monitoring system  
A neural monitoring system for detecting an induced response of a muscle to a stimulus provided within an intracorporeal treatment area of a human subject includes a mechanical sensor configured...
8878677 System and method for automatic capture and archive of clinically meaningful vitals  
Medical vital signs (110) are captured, recorded, processed, and a signal quality assessment (160) is computed based on signal waveform components such as slope, amplitude, time to rise, time at...
8862215 Reconfigurable sensor devices monitoring physical exercise  
The present document discloses an apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code are...
8845545 Probe for measuring a patient's bulbocavernosus muscle reflex  
A system and method is disclosed for measuring muscle reflexes (e.g., a bulbocavernosus reflex) as a tool for identifying/diagnosing dysfunctions (e.g., spinal cord abnormalities, bladder voiding...
8845533 Techniques for evaluating urinary stress incontinence and use of involuntary reflex cough as a medical diagnostic tool  
A system permits diagnosis of a patient for a physiological abnormality while protecting their airway. An esophageal airway protection device comprises an elongate device body having a distal end...
8845534 Techniques for evaluating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using involuntary reflex cough test  
A system and method evaluates a patient for stress urinary incontinence. An involuntary reflex cough event is induced within the patient that activates the nucleus ambiguous and medial motor cell...
8840550 Involuntary contraction induced pressure as a medical diagnostic tool using involuntary reflex cough test  
A system and method allows diagnosis of a patient for physiological abnormality such as a neurological deficiency. An involuntary reflex cough event is induced within the patient that activates...
8792977 Quantitative motor function evaluation system  
The system of the present invention includes (a) means for displaying image information including a target image and a cursor image for tracking the target image; (b) means used when the subject...
8790406 Systems and methods for performing spine surgery  
Systems and methods are described for accessing and operating on an intervertebral disc at the lumbosacral junction via a trans-iliac approach. The instruments and methods described employ nerve...
8774892 Electrode configuration and measuring device for measuring the electrical activity in electrically active tissue  
An electrode arrangement for sensing electrical activity in target tissue is described. A support electrode has an elongate electrode body with a base end and a penetrating end for insertion into...
8764649 Surgical access system and related methods  
A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of...
8768450 System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments  
The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve...
8755873 Evaluation of the quality of electrode contact with a skin surface  
An instrument that utilizes body contact electrodes evaluates the quality of the connections made between the electrodes and the body. An electrode contact quality evaluation circuit performs the...
8750956 Method and devices for its employ for reducing disease-transfer risks  
The present invention is a method and apparatus, in several embodiments, for providing protection in workplaces in which workers can be exposed to diseases and other contaminations from skin...
8738122 Systems and methods for reproducing body motions via networks  
Disclosed are systems and methods for reproducing a body motion via a network, and systems, devices and methods for identifying a body motion. In an embodiment, the system for reproducing a body...
8738123 System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments  
The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve...
8731651 Regulating uterine muscular activity  
A method and system for regulating uterine muscular activity including measuring uterine contraction with an electrical uterine monitor (EUM), and using sensed measurements of the uterine...
8720441 Determining patient-ventilator breath contribution index in spontaneously breathing, mechanically ventilated patients  
The present invention relates to a system and method for determining a patient-ventilator breath contribution index in a spontaneously breathing, mechanically ventilated patient. A patient's...
8725227 Electrode arrangement and measuring device for measuring the electrical activity in an electrically active tissue  
The invention relates to an electrode arrangement and a measuring device for measuring the action flow and/or the action potential of an electrically active tissue. The aim of the invention is to...
8712496 Endotracheal tube  
An endotracheal tube with a tube part and a contact electrode for bearing on at least one vocal cord of a patient intubated with the tube, wherein, in order to establish and maintain a reliable...
8712933 Systems and methods for determining muscle force through dynamic gain optimization of a muscle PID controller for designing a replacement prosthetic joint  
Systems and methods for determining muscle force are presented. Proportional, integral, and derivative control is used to simulate muscle forces for multiple muscles contributing to a kinematic...
8706207 Method and apparatus for measuring and treating shivering during therapeutic temperature control  
Methods and apparatus for the prevention and treatment of shivering encountered during therapeutic temperature regulation are disclosed that utilize an active system of counterwarming such that...
8690800 Systems and methods for reducing subconscious neuromuscular tension including bruxism  
A system for the detection of bruxism includes an electronics housing configured to be worn on the face of a user. The system further includes a first and second sensor, located on a side of the...
8682423 Three-dimensional monitoring of myographic activity  
A system comprising an electromyogram (EMG) system operative to sense electromyographic activity generated in a muscle, at least one position sensor, and a processor in communication with the EMG...
8672852 Apparatus and method for beneficial modification of biorhythmic activity  
Apparatus is provided, including a sensor, adapted to generate a sensor signal indicative of biorhythmic activity of a user of the apparatus, the sensor signal having a first characteristic,...