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9012232 Diagnostic strip coding system and related methods of use  
An auto-calibration system for diagnostic test strips is described for presenting data individually carried on each test strip readable by a diagnostic meter. The carried data may include an...
9014787 Bioabsorbable target for diagnostic or therapeutic procedure  
An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has an imageable shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and may contain permanent metallic elements to aid in its imaging. When...
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...
9011350 Allergy testing device and method of testing for allergies  
An allergy testing system comprises a skin test device having a grip portion for holding the device. One or more legs extend from the grip, and each leg is oriented to interact with a well...
9014790 Heart rate data collection  
One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The...
9014792 Method and apparatus for analyzing subsurfaces of a target material  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for aligning first and second light signals on an optical path directed to a target, where the...
9011317 Gentle hemorrhoid treatment offering a substantially painless healing  
The teachings provided herein are directed to a methods and devices for treating a hemorrhoid in a subject in a manner that produces substantially less post-procedural pain in the subject, the...
9014423 Method and system for catheter tracking in fluoroscopic images using adaptive discriminant learning and measurement fusion  
A method and system for adaptive discriminant learning and measurement fusion for image based catheter tracking is disclosed. An adaptive discriminant model is trained online based on a tracked...
9011341 Apparatus to monitor obstructive sleep apnea termination  
The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and monitoring obstructive sleep apnea. The apparatus measures sinus tachycardia and a change in the atrial-ventricular conduction, and...
9011340 Enhanced ultrasound image display  
Using specialized cardiac catheters for image acquisition, features of the heart are readily identifiable on an ultrasound image, based on a previously generated electrical activation map of the...
9011338 Gap filling for spectral doppler ultrasound  
Gap filling is provided in spectral Doppler ultrasound. Due to the cyclical nature of the cardiac system, data likely to be similar to data that would have been acquired without interleaving is...
9011322 Laryngoscope blade  
A laryngoscope includes an elongated blade body having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the blade body includes a plurality of arcuate slots therein. A movable tip extension is...
9014789 Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue  
Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for imaging tissue includes a catheter having an expandable balloon at a distal end, an illumination...
9014445 Visualization and characterization of pulmonary lobar fissures  
Systems and methods for visualizing pulmonary fissures including a processor and software instructions for creating a 3 dimensional model of the fissures. Creating the 3 dimensional model includes...
9014774 Biosensor membranes  
Novel membranes comprising various polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogen groups are described. These membranes are usefully employed in electrochemical sensors, such as amperometric...
9011337 Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling ultrasound power output and stability  
Some embodiments provide a method of providing ultrasound energy having a stable power output. The method can comprise providing ultrasound energy from a ultrasound transducer; determining a power...
9011329 Lumenally-active device  
Embodiments of a lumenally-active system and method of use and control thereof are disclosed. According to various embodiments, a lumenally-active device is positioned in a body lumen of an...
9014778 Disposable patch and reusable sensor assembly for use in medical device localization and mapping systems  
An patch and sensor assembly for use in an EP mapping system has two portions: a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The reusable portion houses the biosensors used in magnetic based...
9014824 Bandage and electrode system  
A bandage having at least one support element and at least two electrodes that are spaced apart from one another, characterized in that at least two pads that are finable with a fluid are arranged...
9011332 Analyte monitoring device and methods of use  
An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material...
9014785 Techniques, systems and machine readable programs for magnetic resonance  
The present disclosure provides various methods and systems for performing magnetic resonance studies. In accordance with many embodiments, image or other information of interest is derived from...
9014777 Detachable biological signal measuring pad and biological signal measuring apparatus using the same  
Disclosed is a detachable biological signal measuring pad that may conveniently measure biological signals such as a pulse or body temperature. The biological signal measuring pad includes an...
9011358 Swab for collecting biological specimens  
A swab for collecting biological specimens is of the type consisting of a rod terminating in a tip covered with fibers with hydrophilic properties to allow absorption of said specimens, wherein...
9014779 Data gathering system  
A device for gathering data has first and second electrodes. The first electrode is coupled to a surface of interest, and the second electrode is coupled to “everything else” or “the air”. The...
9011311 Ambulatory lung assist device with implanted blood pump and oxygenator  
The present disclosure provides a system for oxygenating blood. The system may include an implantable blood pump that may draw a supply of blood from the circulatory system of a mammalian subject,...
9011348 Air sampling apparatus and methods  
An air sampling apparatus is disclosed, including a closed loop system for extracting air to be sampled into an analysis device such as a gas chromatograph, which is further coupled to an output....
9009958 Systems and methods for encapsulating electronics in a mountable device  
A mountable device includes a bio-compatible structure embedded in a polymer that defines at least one mounting surface. The bio-compatible structure includes an electronic component having...
9011344 Infant monitor  
A monitoring device for monitoring the vital signs of an infant is disclosed herein. The monitoring device is preferably comprises an article, an optical sensor, an accelerometer and processor....
9011345 Method for measuring fluid flow in a non-conductive pipe  
A microradio is provided with a hysteretic switch to permit an optimum range increasing charging cycle, with the charging cycle being long relative to the transmit cycle. Secondly, an ensemble of...
9014776 Surgical access and nerve surveillance  
An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the...
9011323 Method and apparatus for soft tissue retraction  
A soft tissue retractor includes a retractor body and a proximal projection extends generally perpendicular to the proximal end of the retractor body. An illumination waveguide engages a slot in...
9011320 Transluminal endoscopic surgery kit  
A transluminal surgery kit and method of using the same. In one embodiment, the kit may include an endoscope, a surgical instrument, and an overtube. The surgical instrument may be an injection...
9011315 Methods and systems for minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for endoscopic fasciotomies. In certain embodiments such methods include dissecting tissue down to the fascia using an endoscopic dissector,...
9014424 Tracking representations of indicator body parts  
The present invention relates to a method for tracking image sections which represent indicator body parts of a body in a process sequence of images, wherein changes in the position of the...
9011324 Access assembly including one or more foldable caps  
An access assembly is provided including a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end in mechanical cooperation with a foldable cap member having a first set of lumens...
9014822 Pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system  
A pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system. This lead (24) includes a lead body with a hollow sheath (26, 28) of deformable material, having a central lumen...
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...
9011335 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and control method thereof  
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe including a transducer which transmits an ultrasound signal to a target, receives the ultrasound signal reflected from the target, and...
9011321 Capsule camera with variable illumination of the surrounding tissue  
The invention relates to an ingestible capsule and method for in vivo imaging and/or treatment of one or more diseased areas of interest within the gastrointestinal tract of an animal or human...
9011351 Guidewire insertion aid  
[Issue] To provide a guidewire insertion aid which is very easy to operate because a lubricated guidewire can be easily fed out. [Means of Resolution] A guidewire insertion aid 11 according to the...
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...
9011325 Tissue retractor stay  
A surgical stay includes an elastomeric elongated member having a first closed end and a second end and a tissue retention member coupled to the first end thereof. The tissue retention member...
9011347 Methods and apparatus for determining breathing effort characteristics measures  
One or more respiratory characteristics of a patient are measured by coupling patient monitor apparatus (e.g., a photoplethysmograph (“PPG”)) to the patient in order to produce a patient monitor...
9014796 Flexible polymer microelectrode with fluid delivery capability and methods for making same  
A flexible multi-modal microelectrode is provided that combines multi-channel fluidic and electrical interfaces for biological and other systems. Methods of making and using same are also disclosed.
9011309 Devices for thermally induced transformations controlled by irradiation of functionalized fullerenes  
An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with...
9014782 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
Versatility and the quality of images are to be improved. As preparation pulses, a first RF pulse to flip along the yz plane spins oriented in a magnetostatic field direction in a subject; a...
9011365 Adjustable gastrointestinal bifurcation (AGB) for reduced absorption of unhealthy food  
This invention is a device and method for adjustably and reversibly reducing nutrient absorption from food passing through a person's gastrointestinal tract using an Adjustable Gastrointestinal...
9008351 Method and apparatus for processing image, and medical imaging system employing the apparatus  
A method of processing an image is provided. The method includes estimating a thickness of an object that includes at least two materials, from a radiation image taken with radiations of at least...
9005137 Device for collecting a urine sample  
A device and method for collecting a urine sample from a neonate is provided. The device is attached to the neonate shortly after birth and removed after the neonate produces a urine sample. An...
9008743 Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in medical communication system  
Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.