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8965491 Adaptive waveform appraisal in an implantable cardiac system  
Methods and implantable devices for cardiac signal analysis. The methods and devices make use of waveform appraisal techniques to distinguish event detections into categories for suspect events and...
8961431 Body fluid lancing, acquiring, and testing cartridge design  
A lancet wheel having a rim with a plurality of lancets extending radially inward from the rim is dropped in a circular frame having a plurality of spokes forming a plurality of chambers for...
8960240 Twisted ribbon wire guidewire coil  
A medical guidewire having distal tip coil that includes a twisted ribbon wire construction. The distal tip coil is mounted to the distal end of the distal core section of the guidewire. The coil...
8961408 Expandable surgical access port  
A surgical access assembly for positioning within an opening in tissue including an outer frame positionable outside a patient and defining an opening therein dimensioned to receive a surgical...
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...
8961422 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe that can be relatively easily manufactured and has a desired ultrasonic radiation surface. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural supporting materials, each having a principal...
8961410 Surgical retractor with gel pad  
A surgical access device has a surgical retractor having a noncompliant outer ring with an annular axis, an inner ring, and a sleeve coupling the outer ring to the inner ring. The noncompliant...
8960622 Table-mounted surgical instrument stabilizers  
A surgical instrument stabilizer system that includes an articulating boom that is releasably connectable to a surgical table side rail. The articulating boom includes an actuator, a...
8961398 Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat  
Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures,...
8961394 Self-sealing fluid joint for use with a gastric band  
Generally described herein are apparatus, systems and methods related to a mechanical interlock joint geometry for various components and joining of components thereby creating a reliable seal...
8961500 Navigated instrument with a stabilizer  
A stabilizer for use with a trackable surgical instrument can include a first member, a second member and a retaining member. The first member can have a first annular body portion and a first pair...
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...
8965487 Process, system and software arrangement for measuring a mechanical strain and elastic properties of a sample  
A system, process and software arrangement are provided to determining data associated with at least one structural change of tissue. In particular, a first optical coherence tomography (“OCT”) sig...
8961405 Endoscope system having detection device for detecting type of detachably connected module and method for operating endoscope system  
An endoscope system includes, in order to automatically detect a type of optical adapter and to generate to display an excellent image according to an intended purpose by performing an image signal...
8960519 Shaft, e.g., for an electro-mechanical surgical device  
A shaft being, e.g., flexible, that includes an elongated outer sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the outer sheath and a ring non-rotatably mounted on the at least one rotatable...
8961402 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes an insertion portion, a bending portion bendable in an up-down direction and a left-right direction, a traction member for bending the bending portion, an operation portion...
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...
8961426 Method and apparatus for control of non-invasive parameter measurements  
Improved methods and apparatus for non-invasively assessing one or more parameters associated with fluidic systems such as the circulatory system of a living organism, when such parameters are...
8961387 Transcutaneous magnetic energy transfer device  
Transcutaneous magnetic energy transfer to drive a VAD or other implanted medical device can be supplied through two spinning (or otherwise moving) permanent magnets, or a moving permanent magnet...
8961412 In-body device with virtual dipole signal amplification  
Virtual dipole signal amplification for in-body devices, such as implantable and ingestible devices, is provided. Aspects of the in-body deployable antennas of the invention include antennas...
8965073 Data input method and ultrasonic imaging apparatus  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus for processing ultrasonic raw data by a processor, includes a processor having a video processing front end, and a data input device for inputting the ultrasonic raw...
8961424 Ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus  
An ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus executing lighting-on and lighting-off of a lighting device by detecting an identification (ID) data of a probe or an operation on an operation panel. The...
8961393 Gastric band devices and drive systems  
Gastric banding devices, and drive systems designed to operate gastric banding devices, are disclosed. The gastric banding devices and drive systems intend to increase performance, durability, and...
8965484 Method and apparatus for generating a perfusion image  
A method of displaying image data for a tissue of an organ includes acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) projection dataset using a Computed Tomography (CT) imaging system, performing a segmentation...
8961433 Catheter and system for controlling same  
The present invention describes a system for controlling a thin flexible thermoplastic catheter. The system includes a plurality of shape memory alloy filaments attached to the distal end of the...
8965477 Analyte monitoring device and methods  
Method and system for determining real time analyte concentration including an analyte sensor having a portion in fluid contact with an interstitial fluid under a skin layer, an on-body electronics...
8965500 Wearable defibrillator with audio input/output  
A wearable defibrillator and method of monitoring the condition of a patient. The wearable defibrillator includes at least one therapy pad, at least one sensor and at least one processing unit...
8965485 Integrated surgical cutting system  
Integrated surgical systems and methods for using same are provided that can receive scanned images and produce a three dimensional model from the images. Based at least in pan on the three...
8961430 Single-insertion, multiple sampling biopsy device usable with various transport systems and integrated markers  
A biopsy device includes a biopsy sample extraction needle with a sample extraction end and a recovery end. A transport channel links the extraction end and recovery end. A pump is provided, and a...
8965530 Implantable cardiac devices and methods using an x/y counter  
Methods, implantable medical devices and systems configured to perform analysis of captured signals from implanted electrodes to identify cardiac arrhythmias. In an illustrative embodiment, signals...
8965492 Body worn physiological sensor device having a disposable electrode module  
A body-worn patient monitoring device includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern...
8961386 Systems and methods for neuro-EEG synchronization therapy  
Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices to treat disorders that involves no...
8961400 Capsule-medical-device dedicated power source starter  
A capsule-medical-device dedicated power source starter that allows switching, by an application of a magnetic field to a magnetic switch that is provided in an inside of a capsule medical device...
8959745 Method of producing cuff of sphygmomanometer having automatic cuff winding mechanism  
In a method of producing a cuff of a sphygmomanometer having an automatic cuff winding mechanism, the cuff includes a band-shaped fluid bladder forming a cavity for inserting a user's arm therein,...
8961417 Catheter with electrodes for impedance and/or conduction velocity measurement  
An apparatus comprises a catheter comprising a first electrode. The apparatus also comprises a second electrode electrically attached to a person and coupled to the first electrode via the person's...
8961413 Wireless communications device and personal monitor  
The invention is a wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, having sensors to generate data indicative of a physiological or contextual parameters of a user. A processor on the...
8961438 System for evaluating infant movement  
A system and method for measuring movements, utilizing one or more wireless accelerometers attached to one or more limbs of a human subject for the purpose of determining certain temporal and...
8961395 Treatment device for endoscope  
A treatment device for endoscope includes a flexible sheath, an operation wire that is advanceably/retreatably inserted into the sheath, a treatment part comprising at least one elastic wires that...
8965480 Arterial blood flow and transit delay measurement using arterial spin labeling  
Techniques and systems are disclosed for measuring arterial transit delay using pseudo- continuous arterial spin labeling (ASL) with variable TR and interleaved post-labeling delays. In one aspect,...
8961396 Surgical instruments with improved dexterity for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures  
A surgical instrument adapted and configured for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a shaft, an end effector and a proximal handle. The longitudinal shaft has proximal and...
8965486 Cavity filling biopsy site markers  
The invention provides materials, devices and methods for marking biopsy sites for a limited time. The biopsy-marking materials are ultrasound-detectable bio-resorbable powders, with powder...
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 externally...
8961421 Transmit/receive circuitry for ultrasound systems  
A transceiver for use in an ultrasound system is provided. The transceiver is configured to operate in a transmit mode and a receive mode. The transceiver comprises a high voltage switch, a low...
8964171 Identifying and measuring reticulocytes  
Methods and systems for identifying reticulocytes in a blood sample deposited on a substrate include: illuminating the sample with incident light at two different wavelengths, obtaining a...
8961414 Apparatus for monitoring health, wellness and fitness  
The invention is a system for monitoring and reporting the activity level and caloric expenditure of an individual. The system has sensors in electronic communication with a wearable device. A...
8961399 Medical robotic system having entry guide controller with instrument tip velocity limiting  
A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments extending out of its distal end, an entry guide manipulator providing controllable four degrees-of-freedom movement...
8956341 Surgical device with reusable handle  
A laparoscopic surgical device is provided, including a removable tool-comprising shaft having an outer shaft and an inner actuation rod that may be removably or permanently connected together. A...
8956321 Computerized system for blood chemistry monitoring  
An apparatus and computerized method of intravenously monitoring a patient's blood chemistry transmits real time measurements to an electronically controlled closed loop system that auto-regulates...
8957777 Body area network pairing improvements for clinical workflows  
A method for establishing a connection between a first electronic computing device and a second electronic computing device includes moving the second electronic computing device so that it is...
8956298 Providing an ultrasound spatial compound image in an ultrasound system  
Embodiments for providing an ultrasound spatial compound image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit...