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8870770 Low-cost device for C-scan acoustic wave imaging  
The prostate gland or other region of interest is stimulated with either a light source or an ultrasound source, resulting in photoacoustic or ultrasound acoustic waves which are focused by an...
8872974 Method and system for avoiding discomfort and/or relieving motion sickness when using a display device in a moving environment  
In one embodiment, a method for avoiding discomfort and/or relieving motion sickness when using a display device in a moving environment includes detecting at least one movement component of the...
8873818 System and method for image analysis with characteristic curves  
Characteristic curves representative of ridges or edges in an image can be generated from a gradient magnitude image and gradient vector data associated with the image. Such characteristic curves...
8870741 Assembly and method for attaching particularly a vagina to a spine  
Assembly for attaching a patient's vaginal apex or uterus or rectum to her/his spine, includes a first tube having a length adapted to the distance from the outer wall of the patient's abdomen to...
8870786 Method and apparatus for tinnitus evaluation  
Methods, articles of manufacture, and systems for evaluating tinnitus are disclosed herein. According to various embodiments, a tinnitus evaluation system may include a tinnitus evaluation module...
8870739 Conduit device for use with a ventricular assist device  
The present invention is a conduit device designed to be placed within a wall of a heart, such as through a prepared opening or hole in the heart wall. The conduit is hollow and extends to form a...
8874195 Apparatus and method for health care  
A health care apparatus and method thereof. The health care apparatus comprises: a sensing position determining unit determining a body part of an examinee where vital signals of the examinee are...
8870788 Tissue extraction and collection device  
Methods and device for extracting and collecting tissue, which can be used for example in tissue engineering and grafting applications, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device can include an...
8870740 System and method for providing light therapy to a subject  
A sleep mask is configured to provide light therapy to a subject. The sleep mask provides a comfortable delivery mechanism for the light therapy, and may deliver the light therapy to the subject...
8874197 Risk determination for ventricular arrhythmia  
Risk determination for a near fatal ventricular arrhythmia of a patient. An electrocardiogram of a heart of the patient is obtained. A parameter is measured, using an electrocardiogram of a heart...
8874184 MR Conditional needle and surface electrodes  
MR conditional needle and surface electrode assemblies. The surface electrode utilizes a disc or cone-shaped structure with a bore with a concave bottom surface for receiving a conductive gel and...
8874199 Electrocardiogram analyzer  
The estimated contour positions of the atrium and ventricle are obtained from multi-channel electrocardiographic waveforms. Information useful to predict the possibility of the occurrence of fatal...
8870724 Device for exercising or supporting the pelvic floor muscles  
A device (101) for supporting or exercising the pelvic floor muscles in a female human. The device has a unitary elongate body having a first enlarged end (103), a second enlarged end (105), and a...
8870784 Precision of xenon content measurement in a ventilatory anesthesia apparatus  
The invention relates to an apparatus for the ventilatory anaesthesia of a patient by administration of a gas containing gaseous xenon that comprises a main gas circuit (CP) and a means for...
8870755 Rotate-to-advance catheterization system  
Apparatus comprising a tube sized to receive visualization apparatus; a deformable helical thread disposed on the exterior surface of the tube, the deformable helical thread (i) being transformable...
8870791 Apparatus for acquiring, processing and transmitting physiological sounds  
In some embodiments, an apparatus for acquiring, processing and transmitting physiological sounds may include a sensor for acquiring physiological sounds. Analog signals representative of the...
8874201 Intracerebral information measuring device  
An intracerebral information measuring device which can be mounted on the head of a subject by simple surgery and which attains measurement of low invasion, high sensitivity, and high resolution is...
8870766 Apparatus for providing derived glucose information utilizing non-invasive physiological sensors  
Systems and methods for non-invasively determining parameters related to blood glucose are disclosed. Embodiments are disclosed wherein a wearable sensor device comprises non-invasive sensors...
8869395 Fluid pumping device and components with static seal  
A static seal structure for a pump housing includes a support structure, a first sealing element, and a second sealing element. The support structure circumscribes a pump chamber and includes a...
8874198 Methods and systems for analyzing T-wave alternans  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to implantable systems, and methods for use therein, that can detect T-wave alternans and analyze the detected alternans to provide information regarding...
8870773 Ultrasound-guided delivery of a therapy delivery device to a nerve target  
A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a sympathetic nerve chain target of a subject includes: (a) selecting a sympathetic nerve chain target; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an...
8864655 Fiber optic instrument shape sensing system and method  
An instrument system that includes an elongate body, an optical fiber, and a controller is provided. The optical fiber is operatively coupled to the elongate body and has a plurality of strain...
8868160 Medical apparatus  
A medical apparatus includes: a storing section in which information concerning a drug kinetics in a living body is stored in advance for each of plural kinds of fluorescent drugs; a processing...
8864644 Physiologically responsive VAD  
A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump such as a rotary impeller pump implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to...
8866087 Systems and methods for improving the quality of images in a PET scan  
Systems, devices and methods of reconstructing an image from a positron emission tomography scan that may include detecting a plurality of photons selected from scattered photons and unscattered...
8864646 Surgical articles and methods  
Surgical instruments, implantable articles and surgical procedures disclosed for treating medical disorders, particularly incontinence. Improved surgical sling procedures are disclosed. Novel...
8868154 Optically coupled readout front-end for imaging system  
A front end for an imaging system. The front end comprises at least one magnetically-insensitive high-energy photon detector and an interface for converting an output of the at least one...
8868162 Method and attenuator for detection and iterative attenuation of spikes in complex signals  
A method of attenuating spikes in a complex signal comprises examining the complex signal to detect spikes therein and for each detected spike, generating an estimate inverse signal and applying...
8864651 Penile prosthesis implantation device  
A penile prosthesis implantation device includes a barrel, an obturator and a needle clamp. The obturator includes a distal end that is received within the bore and is configured to slide along a...
8866109 Charged-particle beam irradiation device  
A charged-particle beam irradiation device, which irradiates an irradiation target with a charged-particle beam, includes a transport line that transports the charged-particle beam and a rotating...
8864678 Blood pressure measuring method and blood pressure manometer  
A blood pressure measuring method, according to which a pulse oscillogram of a patient is defined, the blood pressure is then determined from the pulse oscillogram and displayed. Reliable blood...
8868161 Detection and display of measured subsurface data onto a surface  
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for imaging and display of subsurface features of a region of interest such as a portion of a body of a patient. A first imaging portion of the...
8868226 Systems, methods and apparatus for fabricating an orthopedic implant  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some aspects a custom orthopedic implant is designed, fabricated and sterilized for immediate surgical use to treat a patient's injury....
8868169 Method and system for detection of biological rhythm disorders  
System, assembly and method are provided to facilitate reconstruction of cardiac information representing a complex rhythm disorder associated with a patient's heart to indicate a source of the...
8868148 Methods and systems for qualifying physiological values based on segments of a physiological signal  
A physiological monitoring system may process a physiological signal such a photoplethysmograph signal from a subject. The system may determine physiological information, such as a physiological...
8867756 Auscultation apparatus with two optical microphones  
An auscultation apparatus including an optical microphone is proposed. Optical microphones can reliably acquire sounds of the most disparate frequencies even in an environment permeated by...
8865123 Strontium phosphate microparticle for radiological imaging and therapy  
This invention relates to strontium-phosphate microparticles that incorporate radioisotopes for radiation therapy and imaging.
8864647 Incontinence treatment device with pubic arm attachment mechanism  
An implant includes a support body defining a longitudinal axis, two transverse arms, two pubic arms, and a pubic arm attachment mechanism. The two transverse arms are aligned on a common...
8864673 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus with electrical impedance matching  
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe including a capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer; an ultrasound observation apparatus, and a reception circuit; a...
8868157 Thermal optical imager system and method for detection of peripheral neuropathy  
A system and method for assessing a peripheral neuropathy risk wherein the system and method according to one embodiment of the present invention detects abnormality which may be directed to a...
8866622 System and method for preventing drowsiness  
A system and a method for preventing drowsiness are provided. The system for preventing drowsiness calculates brainwaves of a user by receiving a signal around a head of a user without contact,...
8864663 System and method to evaluate physical condition of a user  
A system is provided to evaluate physical condition of a user based on the health data collected from one or more SMDs. The system may comprise a user data component, a routines component and a...
8868182 Device based cardiac monitoring and stress test  
A medical device and associated method establish an occurrence of a premature atrial contraction. The device senses a ventricular signal. A control unit is configured to determine a metric of the...
8864664 Medical device with a collection channel for a bodily fluid  
A medical device for carrying out at least one medical function. The medical device comprises at least one control part, which can be applied to a body surface of a user, and at least one...
8864821 Methods and compositions for identifying subjects at risk of developing stent thrombosis  
The invention provides methods and compositions for determining whether a subject containing a stent immobilized in a blood vessel has asymptomatic stent thrombosis or is at risk of developing...
8864672 Blood rheology measurement device and blood rheology measurement method  
A blood rheology measurement device measures a blood rheology of blood flowing through an artery inside of a living body from outside of the living body. The blood rheology measurement device has a...
8868350 Therapy prediction and optimization for renal failure blood therapy, especially home hemodialysis  
A method of predicting serum phosphorus concentrations in a patient during hemodialysis includes measuring serum phosphorus concentrations of the patient over a hemodialysis treatment session time...
8864662 Cyclo olefin polymer and copolymer medical devices  
Medical retractors including light guides made of cyclo olefin polymer.
8864657 Laryngoscope and system  
A laryngoscope and system are provided wherein the laryngoscope is comprised of a handle, an arm, a camera, a light, and a disposable sheath; the sheath being comprised of a canal capable of being...
8868175 Apparatus and method for estimating stroke volume of the heart using bio-impedance techniques  
A method of estimating stroke volume of the heart is described. In this method, the volume of the heart is estimated from electrical impedance data of the chest, at two different phases of the...