Matches 1 - 50 out of 328 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >


Match Document Document Title
9037245 Endoscopic lead implantation method  
A method of implanting electrically conductive leads in the gastrointestinal musculature for stimulation of target tissues involves an endoscopic approach through the esophagus. An endoscope is...
9037244 Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the pancreatico-biliary system  
The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the pancreatico-biliary system. Electrode sets are placed in the pancreatico-biliary system in an...
9031669 System for transvascularly stimulating autonomic targets  
Various implantable medical device embodiments stimulate an autonomic neural target from within a pulmonary artery, and comprise at least one electrode, a power supply, a neural stimulator...
9020597 Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems  
The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of GERD. Individuals with GERD may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower...
8992409 Method for controlling flow in a bodily organ  
There is provided a method for controlling a flow of fluid and/or other bodily matter in a lumen formed by a tissue wall of a patient's organ. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e.,...
8983627 Medical probe for electro-stimulation and bio-feedback training of pelvic floor musculature  
A probe system for electro-stimulation and bio-feedback training of muscles in the pelvic floor region, in particular for pelvic floor physiotherapy and diagnosis, includes a probe having a probe...
8972014 Enuresis electroconditioner  
An enuresis electroconditioner pertains to the field of medical appliances and includes a humidity sensor (2) connected to an electric circuit which is activated in the presence of a liquid. When...
8972013 Using physiological sensor data with an implantable medical device  
An implantable medical system includes an implantable medical device (IMD) and an electrode coupleable to the IMD. The electrode is operative to deliver a first electrical signal from the IMD to a...
8958879 Swallowable capsule and method for stimulating incretin production within the intestinal tract  
Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many...
8951546 Flexible implantable composites and implants comprising same  
Described herein are implantable composites, kits comprising the composites, implant devices comprising the composites, and methods of making and using same, including point of use methods.
8934975 Gastrointestinal electrical therapy  
Apparatus (18) for treating a human patient, which includes one or more electrode contact surfaces (100), which are configured to be applied to a fundus (22) of the patient. A control unit (90) is...
8929988 Methods and systems for submucosal implantation of a device for diagnosis and treatment of a body  
Instruments, systems and methods are provided for performing submucosal medical procedures in a desired area of the digestive tract using endoscopy. Instruments include a safe access needle...
8923970 Stimulation of the urinary system  
Apparatus and methods are provided, including a bladder stimulator that includes an elongate element adapted to pass through a urethra or adapted to pass through another opening in the bladder, an...
8918190 Implantable device for evaluating autonomic cardiovascular drive in a patient suffering from chronic cardiac dysfunction  
An implantable device for evaluating autonomic cardiovascular drive in a patient suffering from chronic cardiac dysfunction is provided. A stimulation therapy lead includes helical electrodes...
8918191 Implantable device for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with bounded titration  
An implantable device for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with bounded titration is provided. A stimulation therapy lead...
8914112 Methods and systems of treating pancreatitis pain caused by sphincter of Oddi dysfunction  
Methods and systems of treating a patient with pancreatitis pain include providing a stimulator, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to control sphincter of Oddi function, programming...
8909340 Methods and devices for treating conditions associated with autonomic dysfunction  
Methods and devices treating an autonomic nervous system associated disease condition in a subject are provided. Aspects of the invention include inducing one or more physiological response...
8897878 Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal stimulation via the lymphatic system  
An implantable gastrointestinal (GI) stimulation system includes an implantable medical device and at least one stimulus delivery device configured to be placed in one or more lymphatic vessels of...
8892217 Implantable medical lead with proximal retrieval wire  
The disclosure describes a medical lead with a retrieval wire that extends from the proximal end of the lead. The retrieval wire allows a physician to insert the medical lead into a patient and...
8888684 Medical devices with local drug delivery capabilities  
A medical device, for example, an endoscope or catheter, includes local drug delivery capabilities for selectively delivering at least one drug in vivo. The local drug delivery may occur as the...
8886321 Apparatus for treating pelvic floor disorders and related methods of use  
A method of optimizing the electrical stimulation of a bladder of a patient including selecting a first subset of electrodes from a set of electrodes positioned adjacent to a set of nerves...
8880174 Medical diagnostic and predictive therapeutic method using discriminant analysis  
A diagnostic method and predictor of prognosis from various therapeutic treatments is provided using discriminant analysis statistics. In one form, a patient is identified as having a disease...
8874216 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive obesity treatment  
Systems, apparatus, and methods for the treatment of obesity and/or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). An embodiment includes an implantable device having an adjustable curved portion...
8868190 Rectal stimulator device and use thereof for the treatment of rectal, fecal and/or urinary incontinence  
The invention relates to a rectal stimulator device for the treatment of rectal, fecal and/or urinary incontinence. The device comprises a) an ovoid-shaped stimulator provided with a...
8868215 Apparatus and methods for minimally invasive obesity treatment  
Apparatus and methods are provided for the effective and minimally invasive treatment of obesity. In one embodiment, a device for providing therapy to a patient includes an inflatable structure...
8862233 Electrode band system and methods of using the system to treat obesity  
At least one of a plurality of disorders of a patient characterized at least in part by vagal activity innervating at least one of a plurality of organs of the patient is treated by a method that...
8855770 Duodenal eating sensor  
Apparatus is described including a sensing electrode that detects electrical activity of a duodenum of a subject. The apparatus includes a control unit configured to facilitate a treatment of the...
8849406 Electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve chain  
The present invention provides a method of affecting physiological disorders by stimulating a specific location along the sympathetic nerve chain. Preferably, the present invention provides a...
8838239 Combined remodeling control therapy and anti-remodeling therapy by implantable cardiac device  
A method and device for delivering ventricular resynchronization pacing therapy in conjunction with electrical stimulation of nerves which alter the activity of the autonomic nervous system is...
8831729 Systems and methods for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease  
Systems and methods for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) includes minimally invasively implanting a stimulating device in a patient's esophagus in the region proximate the lower...
8825164 Neural modulation devices and methods  
A system for designing a therapy or for treating a gastrointestinal disorder or a condition associated with excess weight in a subject comprising at least one electrode configured to be implanted...
8825163 Systems and methods for selectively stimulating components in, on, or near the pudendal nerve or its branches to achieve selective physiologic responses  
Systems and methods selectively stimulate components of the pudendal nerve away from the sacral root to evoke desired physiologic responses in persons who lack the ability to otherwise produce...
8818520 Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulator  
A tibial nerve stimulation device including a percutaneous electrode for inserting adjacent a stimulation site of a patient and a neurostimulator unit attachable to a transcutaneous electrode...
8805533 Systems and methods of neuromodulation stimulation for the restoration of sexual function  
Systems and methods use an external and/or implantable pulse generator system for neuromodulation stimulation to treat sexual dysfunction by the unilateral or bilateral stimulation of a target...
8805508 Collecting activity data for evaluation of patient incontinence  
Systems and methods for determining whether an involuntary voiding event was attributable to stress or urge incontinence include determining an activity level of a patient that coincides with the...
8798753 Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems  
An implantable stimulation device for use in stimulation based treatments for diseases such as GERD or obesity is described. The device is provided with an anchoring unit which upon deployment...
8792986 Treatment of the autonomic nervous system  
Systems and methods are provided for modulating the autonomic nervous system by the electrical stimulation of the neuro-muscular system of a patient, and include an implantable electrical system...
8792985 Gastrointestinal methods and apparatus for use in treating disorders and controlling blood sugar  
A method and apparatus are provided for treating a subject. An electrical signal is applied to at least one stomach site of the subject. The electrical signal is configured to reduce a rise in a...
8788041 Methods and compositions for treating a disease condition in a subject  
Methods for treating a disease condition in a subject are provided. The subject methods are characterizing by enhancing at least one symptom of the disease condition in a manner effective to cause...
8788040 Devices and methods for stimulating nerves  
A device for stimulating nerves adjacent the vagina includes a nerve stimulating element coupled to a body. The nerve stimulating element is positioned to stimulate the vesical, Frankenhauser's...
8788065 Method and apparatus for renal neuromodulation  
A method is provided for renal neuromodulation. One step of the method includes providing an expandable support member having a cuff-like configuration and including a main body portion (MBP). The...
8781591 Swallowable capsule and method for stimulating incretin production within the intestinal tract  
Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many...
8768468 Device for neuro-physiologic stimulation  
An apparatus for the electro-physiologic stimulation of the human nervous system includes a positive electrical assembly having an integrated circuit (IC) producing a sequence of physiologically...
8761903 Gastrointestinal electrical stimulation  
The present invention is directed to a method of regulating gastrointestinal action in a subject using a stimulatory electrode and a sensor to provide retrograde feedback control of electrical...
8755888 Gastrointestinal system  
A gastrointestinal stimulation system includes a remote controlled capsule adapted for positioning in the gastrointestinal tract (GT) of a patient, in which the capsule is secured to the inner...
8744584 Electrical stimulation of the colon to treat chronic constipation  
The invention is directed to techniques for stimulating a colon of a patient to relieve chronic constipation. Specifically, a colon stimulation system applies one or more electrical stimuli to the...
8744585 Implantable medical device providing adaptive neurostimulation therapy for incontinence  
In general, the disclosure is directed to an implantable neurostimulator and system capable of providing adaptive neurostimulation therapy to alleviate incontinence. The neurostimulator operates...
8725249 Stimulation of the urinary system  
Apparatus and methods are described including identifying a subject as suffering from an impaired body system, the body system being selected from the group consisting of: a cardiovascular system...
8712529 Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems  
The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of GERD. Individuals with GERD may be treated by implanting a stimulation device within the patient's lower...
8712530 Device and implantation system for electrical stimulation of biological systems  
The present specification discloses devices and methodologies for the treatment of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tLESRs). Individuals with tLESRs may be treated by implanting a...

Matches 1 - 50 out of 328 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >