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9039700 Irrigated ablation catheter with contact force sensing mechanism  
A catheter is configured to indicate contact force between the catheter and tissue. The catheter includes an elongate deformable shaft having proximal and distal ends. The catheter includes an...
9033901 System for determining individual user anthropometric characteristics related to mattress preference  
A measuring device to aid mattress selection has an upstanding frame with a plurality of vertically space-apart horizontal illuminated strips. A camera mounted in front of the frame takes front...
9033902 Femoral condylar radius gage  
An instrument and method for determining the location of the anatomical epicondylar axis between the condyles of a femur is provided. The instrument includes first and second gauges each for...
9028429 Acoustic sensor assembly  
An acoustic sensor is configured to provide accurate and robust measurement of bodily sounds under a variety of conditions, such as in noisy environments or in situations in which stress, strain,...
9022954 Device for measuring real-time pressure exerted by a support surface on a perineal artery  
Provided are methods and devices for measuring real-time pressures on the perineum of a user positioned on a surface. In an embodiment the surface is a bicycle seat and the real-time measurement...
9022468 Interactive sitting system  
The present invention introduces an interactive sitting system that measures and analyzes the forces exerted on a human body during contact with other objects such as a seat to provide a feedback...
9017270 Apparatus and method of detecting movement of objects within the abdominal and/or pelvic region  
Aspects of an apparatus and method for detecting movement of an object includes a base and a projection member extending between a first second ends, wherein the first end is attached to the base....
9013313 Bed pre-exit patient monitor  
Improvements in a bed pre exit patient monitor to determine when a patient has moved to an edge of a bed prior to the patient leaving the bed by measuring load on a single wheel by slightly...
9011349 Apparatus and method for measuring biologic parameters  
Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value...
9011343 Biological signal measuring apparatus  
A biological signal measuring apparatus that is provided with an oscillatory wave detection apparatus, an oscillatory wave period measuring part, a group memory apparatus that is configured to...
9011314 System and method for implanting a catheter  
A system for implanting a catheter in a urethra. The system includes a catheter having a valve disposed at a distal portion of the catheter. The valve may be operable in response to an external...
9005140 Weight monitoring apparatus, weight monitoring system, and related methods thereof  
The present invention relates to embodiments which enable repetitive measurement and monitoring of the load applied to an apparatus, in a system, and/or by a method which may exceed a...
9005139 Device, system and method for sizing of tissue openings  
A device for determining a physical parameter of a tissue opening is provided. The device includes an expandable member which is designed for positioning within a tissue opening such as a valve...
9005141 Ambulatory system for measuring and monitoring physical activity and risk of falling and for automatic fall detection  
The present invention relates to a light-weight, small and portable ambulatory sensor for measuring and monitoring a person's physical activity. Based on these measurements and computations, the...
8998828 Visualization testing and/or training  
The visual and/or visualization skills of a subject may be tested and/or trained using systems and methods in accordance with the present invention. Visual stimuli may be presented to a test...
8998827 Ellipticity measuring device  
A balloon catheter is used for dilating tubular members of the body such as dilating stenotic aortic valve leaflets found in the aortic root, and measuring the shape and dimensions of the annulus....
8998826 Contact sensor and sheath exit sensor  
A system and method is provided that allows for determining the local impedance of one or more electrodes of an electrode catheter. Such local impedance may be utilized to identify the relative...
8992445 Apparatus and method for real-time measurement of changes in volume of breast and other organs  
An apparatus and method determine change in volume of a body part or body organ on a real-time basis. In a breastfeeding application, an inflatable cuff is positioned on a nursing breast and...
8992444 Devices, systems, and methods for determining isometric and isotonic activity of luminal organs  
Devices, systems, and methods for determining isometric and isotonic activity of luminal organs. In an exemplary method for detecting a luminal organ response to mechanical stimulation of the...
8986228 Method and apparatus for monitoring surgical traction  
Apparatus is described for measuring and displaying the magnitude of traction forces applied to a patient's lower limbs during surgery, and for measuring the direction and magnitude of...
8986229 Tongue strength evaluation system and method  
An apparatus for evaluating the tongue strength of a subject during a sucking event includes an insert positioned within a nipple element to provide an output in response to deformation of the...
8979758 Sensing module for orthopedic load sensing insert device  
A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. The sensing module (200) is a...
8979774 Activity monitoring device and method  
A physical activity monitoring method and system in one embodiment includes a communications network, a wearable sensor device configured to generate physiologic data associated with a sensed...
8979532 Dental attachment quality testing device  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing attachment quality of a dental crown attached to a tooth and/or implant. The method comprises the steps of: detecting at least one...
8979772 Zero-drift detection and correction in contact force measurements  
A method, consisting of inserting a probe having a force sensor into a body cavity of a patient, and receiving from the force sensor a plurality of measurements, each of the measurements...
8981765 Motor function analyzing apparatus  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a motor function analyzing apparatus which simplifies a calibration measurement necessary before measuring a finger tapping motion, and which is...
8979773 Dental treatment diagnostic method, method for calculating determination indicators, program and computer  
There is provided a method of calculating an index for deciding the necessity of surgically operating on the jaw in orthodontic treatment wherein an index for deciding the necessity of surgically...
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...
8968218 Gait symmetry measurement and improvement  
A gait-enhancing system and method of enhancing gait includes generating a reference signal having substantially equal durations between occurrences and providing the reference signal to a user....
8968217 Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element  
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a...
8971420 Method and system permitting the sequential reorganization of signals  
A method and system for sequentially reorganizing signals received on a set of sensors, including a network of aerials or sensors, a high-precision clock, controlling a sequencer and suitable for...
8965483 CAS system for condyle measurement  
A computer assisted surgery system for conducting orthopedic surgery on a knee joint includes a condyle digitizer having a posterior condyle abutment surface defining a first plane and a distal...
8961428 Force transducer, medical instrument, and machine implemented method  
A force transducer comprises a handle operably connected to a probe having an elongate tip. The force transducer includes a biasing element arranged with respect to the handle, in force...
8961436 Medical apparatus system having optical fiber load sensing capability  
Apparatus is provided for diagnosing or treating an organ or vessel, wherein a device having at least two optical fiber sensors disposed in a distal extremity thereof is coupled to processing...
8961440 Device and system to reduce traumatic brain injury  
A device for reducing traumatic brain injury comprises a first sensor, a first linkage element, and a processing element. The first sensor is coupled to a head component and configured to measure...
8957328 Weight monitoring systems and methods using biometric identification input devices  
A weight monitoring system includes a biometric identification input device, a body weight scale, and a controller. The controller is operative to identify a subject using identification data...
8956311 Methods for diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction  
Methods of diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction are disclosed. The methods may be standardized and provide an accurate diagnosis of whether meibomian gland dysfunction exists. In one embodiment,...
8951211 Prosthetic limb monitoring system  
Parameters related to use of a prosthesis by a patient with a limb amputation are monitored using a tool that includes one or more piezoelectric force sensors. The resulting data are processed for...
8951226 Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using  
The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for accessing, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a...
8944008 Force measurement  
A rodent enclosure dimensioned in length, width and height so as to allow a rodent to run freely along the length of the enclosure, but not turn around without standing on its hind legs. The...
8945026 Device and method for ascertaining the force-displacement characteristic curve of one or more ligaments  
An appliance (1) for tensioning ligaments, especially articular ligaments, of a human or animal body, having at least one handle (2), the or each handle (2) being in operative engagement with, in...
8939918 Calibration and measurement system  
Embodiments of the present invention include a calibration and measurement system designed primarily for use in the rapid evaluation and characterization of open or visible wounds in patients. The...
8939030 Edge-detect receiver for orthopedic parameter sensing  
A sensor system uses positive closed-loop feedback to provide energy waves into a medium. The medium can be coupled to the muscular-skeletal system or be part of the muscular-skeletal system. A...
8939917 Methods and devices for quantitative analysis of bone and cartilage  
A method for measuring cartilage defects within a subject includes surgically exposing a joint or cartilage surface. The exposed joint or cartilage surface having at least one defect, and the...
8932236 Monitoring posture  
In order to monitor an individual's posture, a cable is incorporated within a garment that is configured to be worn on an individual's upper body such that at least a portion of the cable spans an...
8926532 Goniometer  
A goniometer comprises a first arm (2), a second arm (4) and a connecting portion (6) pivotally connecting the first arm (2) to the second arm (4) about a pivot axis (7). An instrument connector...
8926674 Fixation system for bones with a sensor and telemetry system  
Fixation system for bones with a connection support, at least one bone screw that can be inserted into a through hole of the connection support and a sensor and telemetry system, wherein the...
8926528 Single-axis sensors on flexible backbone  
An apparatus includes a narrow elongate probe is adapted for insertion into the body of a living subject. The probe may be flexible and has a plurality of sensors consisting of single coils of...
8926530 Orthopedic insert measuring system for having a sterilized cavity  
At least one embodiment is directed to an insert for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The insert can be temporary or permanent. In one embodiment, the insert is prosthetic...
8920335 Methods and systems for posterior segment volume measurement  
Systems and methods for determining a volume of the posterior segment of an eye during a fluid-to-gas exchange are described. The determined volume of the posterior segment may be used to...