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8764648 Laparoscopic instrument and trocar systems and related surgical method  
A trocar unit includes a flexible lateral wall defining a cavity and a longitudinal axis. A flexible first plate connects to the flexible lateral wall and is surrounded by the flexible lateral...
8764650 Methods and systems for measuring and communicating pain and distress level  
Systems and methods are described for communicating the distress or pain experienced by an infant or a non-communicative patient. The systems and methods can provide an objective quantification of...
8764685 Biomedical interface pressure transducer for medical tourniquets  
A biomedical interface pressure transducer which is useful for interposing between a limb or tissue and an occlusive band, tourniquet cuff or other biomedical apparatus in order to estimate the...
8766803 Dynamic data collection  
Embodiments of methods of performing a structured collection protocol on a collection device comprise providing a plurality of prior biomarker samples, wherein the prior biomarker samples comprise...
8764621 Transcutaneous power transmission and communication for implanted heart assist and other devices  
A system includes an implantable pump system for assisting blood flow in a patient including at least one movable valve. The movable valve is in a normally open state when the moveable valve is not...
8764789 System for performing remote ischemic conditioning  
A system for performing remote ischemic conditioning includes an inflatable cuff configured to encircle a limb of a subject and a controller removably attached to the cuff. The controller includes...
8766804 System for monitoring caregivers and equipment  
A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the...
8764671 Disposable active pulse sensor  
A disposable active pulse sensor has an emitter that generates optical radiation having a plurality of wavelengths, a detector that is responsive to the optical radiation and an unbalanced...
8768427 Electrode fixing device  
The present invention concerns a device and a method for placing and securing sensors/electrodes on the head of an individual. The device/method optimizes signal information and avoids some of the...
8767058 Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes a motion vector calculator and an alignment processing unit. The motion vector calculator calculates motion vector information between a fluorescence image of...
8768669 Method and system for providing information from a patient-specific model of blood flow  
Embodiments include a system for providing blood flow information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system including a touchscreen. The at least one computer system may be...
8768431 Systems and methods for tissue imaging  
The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring tissue regions. In particular, the present invention provides systems and methods for detecting changes in tissue regions over a...
8764683 Medical device guidewire with a position sensor  
A guidewire for a medical device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the guidewire includes a corewire having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an elongate shroud disposed about the...
8764619 Brachytherapy fiducial needle fixation system and method  
A mechanism to facilitate the insertion of radioactive sources/source strands into soft tissue, such as breast tissue, and a method that utilizes this mechanism with the goal of improving the...
8761868 Method for monitoring or treating nervous system disorders  
A medical device system for comparing a cardiopulmonary signal to a brain signal. In one embodiment of the invention, a medical device system is provided that includes a brain monitoring element,...
8758272 Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring an under foot load profile of a tibial fracture patient during a period of partial weight bearing  
Systems, devices, and methods for measuring an under foot load profile of a tibial fracture patient during a period of partial weight bearing are described. The system may include a walking boot...
8761864 Methods and apparatus for gated acquisitions in digital radiography  
A method includes automatically determining at least one gating signal based on a physiological signal from a subject being imaged by an imaging system, automatically determining, based upon prior...
8758247 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method  
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a plurality ultrasound probes, an apparatus body for producing an ultrasound image based on the reception data obtained by one of the ultrasound probes,...
8760299 Methods for providing secure and transparent cached monitoring device data  
Generally, in accordance with various exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the present method comprises collecting data from monitoring devices, uploading the data from a monitoring...
8758267 Modified lancet carrier for single-use lancet sensor assembly  
A lancet carrier for an integrated lancet sensor assembly incorporating a lance cover includes an elongated body with a bottom, an open top, a body open end and a body closed end, a...
8758273 Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring an under foot load profile of a patient during a period of partial weight bearing  
Systems, devices, and methods for measuring an under foot load profile of a patient during a period of partial weight bearing are described. The system may include a walking boot cast. A housing,...
8758269 Guidewire  
A guidewire includes a core shaft, and a coiled body wound around the outer circumferential surface of the core shaft. A bulged portion is provided at the tip portion of the core shaft. The front...
8758221 Source reservoir with potential energy for remotely adjustable gastric banding system  
The present invention includes a source reservoir with potential energy for a system for facilitating obesity control. The system includes a remote transmitter, a gastric band including at least...
8758252 Innovative components for an ultrasonic arc scanning apparatus  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various aspects of imaging systems, including permeable and impermeable barriers separating liquid compartments, one of which contains the...
8758275 Moving body posture angle processing device  
A moving body attitude angle processing apparatus capable of reducing cumulative errors in continuously measuring the attitude angle of a moving body is provided. The moving body attitude angle...
8758274 Automated adjustment of posture state definitions for a medical device  
Techniques relate to operating a medical device by classifying a detected posture state of a patient. This classification may be performed by comparing the detected posture state of the patient to...
8761863 Target tracking device and radiation therapy apparatus  
A target tracking device for tracking a moving target, based on X-ray fluoroscopic images from a plurality of directions, the target tracking device may include a plurality of X-ray fluoroscopic...
8758270 Coil design for improved rotational performance  
A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is...
8758248 Systems and methods for acoustic radiation force imaging with enhanced performance  
Methods and systems for ultrasound imaging are presented. The method includes configuring a plurality of apertures in a transducer array of an ultrasound imaging device, where the apertures include...
8759288 Blastocyst culture supernatant as a fertility agent in blastocyst transfer  
Means for improving the success rate of pregnancy on the basis of blastocyst transfer is disclosed. The means comprises an agent for promoting pregnancy in blastocyst transfer comprising the...
8761858 Method of attaching electrode patches to an infant  
A method of positioning electrodes on a patient for detecting a cardiac waveform and/or a respiratory waveform includes providing a plurality of electrodes having an upper and lower surface, the...
8758260 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor  
A system comprising an implantable medical device (IMD) includes an implantable heart sound sensor to produce an electrical signal representative of at least one heart sound. The heart sound is...
8758262 Respiratory disease monitoring system  
An automated system for monitoring respiratory diseases, such as asthma, provides noninvasive, multimodal monitoring of respiratory signs and symptoms that can include wheeze and cough. Some...
8758236 Wound retractor  
A retraction device for retracting an incision in a body wall includes a sheath that traverses through the incision from outside the body to a body cavity inside the body. The retraction device may...
8758232 Robotic arm  
An elongate robotic arm comprising articulated segments and a channel that extends along the longitudinal axis of the arm and contains a stiffening member which includes a sensor for measuring the...
8758228 Endoscope system, endoscope system control program, and endoscope system control method  
An endoscope system includes an overtube (2) and an endoscope (1), where the overtube (2) is equipped with a shape-holding section (2b) capable of shape-holding and relaxing, a balloon (2a)...
8758359 Instruments for implanting implantable prostheses  
An instrument including a grip portion, a first substantially rigid extension arm projecting outwardly from the grip portion along a first longitudinal axis, and a second substantially rigid...
8758244 Information processing system and information processing apparatus  
An information processing system includes: a physical measurement apparatus measuring the body of a user and radio-transmitting measurement data; and an information processing apparatus receiving...
8758259 Apparatus and method for measuring pulse waves  
Pulse waves of a subject are detected in time sequence. Amplitude of the pulse waves is detected, and an interval between two pulse waves adjacent along a time axis is detected. A first change...
8757877 Inclined beamline motion mechanism  
A radiotherapy particle emitter positioning device is provided. The positioning device includes first and second arcuate support frames, a mounting carriage and a drive arrangement. The first and...
8758231 Access sheath with active deflection  
In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an access sheath for positioning in a patient's body is provided. The access sheath comprises an elongated member having a proximal portion...
8758253 Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus using the same  
An ultrasonic probe is disclosed which includes a cMUT chip having a plurality of vibration elements whose electromechanical coupling coefficient or sensitivity is changed according to a bias...
8758225 Adapter for endoscopes and related method  
An adapter for endoscopic treatments has a fiber constraint device that is set at a desired maximum fiber retraction distance, and provides a physical barrier to prevent excessive fiber retraction...
8758258 Beat detection device and beat detection method  
A beat detection device includes: a pulse wave sensor adapted to detect and output a pulse wave signal; a body motion sensor adapted to detect and output a body motion signal due to a body motion...
8758224 Tissue vitality comparator with light pipe with fiber optic imaging bundle  
A surgical instrument having a tissue vitality comparator is provided to view images of tissue relative to the surgical instrument and compare the images with predetermined reference images. The...
8758218 Method of treating incontinence and treatment device including non-porous cuff and extending members  
A method of treating urinary incontinence includes making an incision and exposing tissue of a urethra. The method additionally includes inserting a non-porous sheet into the incision and forming a...
8761865 Optical sensor and a method of its use  
The invention provides a device 10 for analysis of tissue cells 12 in a living body, the device comprising a stylet 14, the stylet comprising a clad optical fiber senior 18 enveloped in a tubular...
8761866 Examination and imaging of brain cognitive functions  
A system for examining biological tissue of a subject includes a wireless optical probe, electronics and a processor. The wireless optical probe includes a light source connected to receive signals...
8758263 Systems and methods for frameless image-guided biopsy and therapeutic intervention  
A system and a method of performing a frameless image-guided biopsy uses imaging, a six-dimensional robotic couch system, a laser guidance system, an optical distance indicator, and a needle...
8758265 Guide block for biopsy or surgical devices  
A guide block for an MRI device has a block body with a proximal face, a distal face, and a plurality of passageways extending between the two faces. A first guide passageway within the guide block...