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8992446 Procedure for denoising dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals  
Dual-axis swallowing accelerometry is an emerging tool for the assessment of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). These signals however can be very noisy as a result of physiological and motion...
8986230 NG tube with gastric volume detection  
An enteral tube includes a built-in Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) detection sensor at the distal end and a GRV indicating device at the proximal end for indicating the current GRV without...
8968217 Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element  
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a...
8926496 Implantable device system  
An implantable device system is disclosed. The implantable device system comprises, a first energy transceiver system, a second energy transceiver system at least partially implanted within an...
8915867 System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for...
8900164 Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element  
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a...
8864688 Probe for enteral nutrition  
A probe (1) for enteral nutrition includes a tubular element (2) of elongated shape and flexible, with a first extremity (2a) having a supply mouth (4) for the introduction of nutritional...
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...
8827929 Method and apparatus for determining the distensibility of a vessel, lumen or a sphincter  
An apparatus for measuring distensibility of a vessel, lumen or sphincter includes a balloon catheter having a balloon located adjacent a distal end of a catheter for inserting in, for example,...
8827934 Method and system for determining information of extrema during expansion and contraction cycles of an object  
A medical system provides navigation assistance to a surgeon for navigating a flexible medical device through linked passages of an anatomical structure to a target area. For tracking, navigation,...
8771201 Health monitoring bolus  
A bolus for insertion in a body fluid includes a housing, a chamber in the housing admitting body fluid therein, and a transducer in the housing providing a signal through the body fluid for...
8771207 Device and a system for use in a procedure for improving a sealing function of a sphincter and a method for improving the sealing function of a sphincter  
A system (1) and a device (3) is used in a fundoplication procedure in order to avoid over-tightening of the fundus of the stomach when the fundus is being wrapped around the esophagus (7)...
8706208 Passive wireless gastroesophageal sensor  
A passive wireless gastroesophageal sensor includes a LC resonance circuit, two or more electrodes and a passive batteryless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) circuit connected to the LC...
8696602 Method of determining body exit of an ingested capsule  
A method of determining body exit of an ingestible capsule comprising the steps of providing (40) an ingestible capsule (20) having a pressure sensor (23), having (41) a subject ingest the...
8672863 Device and method for examining a body lumen  
A system and method for indicating transferability of a non-dissolvable target in-vivo device through the GI tract are described. The in vivo system includes a dissolvable in-vivo device which has...
8622936 Strain monitoring system and apparatus  
A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor...
8617070 Optical capsule and spectroscopic method for treating and diagnosing the intestinal tract  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating disorders or other diseases, disorders or conditions (e.g., bleeding, ischemic or necrotic tissue, and presence of certain chemicals or...
8613702 Device, apparatus and method for obtaining physiological signals by way of a feeding tube  
A neonatal feeding tube (10) includes electronics and instrumentation for monitoring a neonate and for provides nourishment to the neonate. The tube (10) includes electrodes (20) for sensing ECG...
8612016 Monitoring, analysis, and regulation of eating habits  
Gastric apparatus is provided, including one or more sensors, adapted to generate respective sensor signals responsive to activity of a gastrointestinal tract of a subject. A control unit is...
8599009 Systematic distillation of status data relating to regimen compliance  
Configuration technologies for cost-effectively monitoring indicia of regimen compliance or noncompliance in response to one or more indications of symptoms or actions or other data on...
8585615 Abdominal obesity index measuring apparatus  
An abdomen width determiner determines an abdomen width of a subject. A shape index calculator calculates a shape index corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of an abdomen of the subject. An...
8568336 Non-invasive device for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux  
The present invention provides compositions and methods useful in the diagnosis and management of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Specifically, the inventions provide a device and methods of using the...
8551025 Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element  
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a...
8523788 Device, system and method for examining a body lumen  
An in-vivo examining device, system and method for identifying the presence of strictures in the small bowel are provided. The in-vivo examining device includes a monitoring mechanism that becomes...
8517961 System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for...
8521249 Method and apparatus for determining volume of a vessel  
A method and apparatus for determining the volume of a pouch formed in a stomach during bariatric surgery comprises a balloon catheter having an inflatable balloon located at a distal end of a...
8500660 Device for monitoring size of luminal cavity  
A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the...
8503834 Apparatus for pressure sensing  
The present invention provides an apparatus for distributed pressure sensing. The apparatus comprises a series of Bragg gratings, a light guide incorporating the series of Bragg gratings and a...
8439851 Lumen passability checking device, lumen passability checking method, and method of manufacturing lumen passability checking device  
A lumen passability checking device includes: an expandable and shrinkable outer casing that contains a predetermined fluid, is expanded by a pressure of the contained fluid, and forms an external...
8439849 Intestinal peristalsis detecting device and system and method thereof  
An intestinal peristalsis detecting device comprises a radio frequency (RF) signal generator, an antenna, and a mixer. After the RF signal generator sends a pulse signal, the antenna receives the...
8372020 Oral device  
An oral device for use with a person in which at least one non-toxic gas pulse is delivered to a predetermined location in the mouth via a device conduit. The oral device may be provided as a kit...
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure  
Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping...
8360976 Optical capsule and spectroscopic method for treating or diagnosing the intestinal tract  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating disorders or other diseases, disorders or conditions (e.g., bleeding, ischemic or necrotic tissue, and presence of certain chemicals or...
8323217 Methods to size a gastric pouch  
Methods to size a gastric pouch. In at least one embodiment for measuring the size of a gastric pouch of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of introducing a catheter into an...
8317718 Methods of testing digestive functions using both a breath test and a scintigraphy test, and methods of using a breath test as an overall digestive health assessment  
Methods for assessing an overall digestive health of a patient are provided, which include administering a breath test that uses a label incorporated into proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and...
8306290 Diagnostic system for display of high-resolution physiological data of multiple properties  
A diagnostic system for display of physiological data in a format useful for identifying or diagnosing physiological conditions. The system registers visual representations of different types of...
8287470 Swallowing test apparatus  
Disclosed is a swallowing test apparatus including a laryngeal part displacement detection apparatus for detecting a distance of two positions located laterally at a laryngeal part of a subject, a...
8267875 Method and system of segmentation and time duration analysis of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals  
The proposed invention is a method and system for the segmentation of dual-axis accelerometry signals for the purposed of identifying problematic swallowing events. The method and system employ a...
8224422 Esophageal mapping catheter  
An esophageal mapping catheter enables a physician to map the location of the esophagus so as to avoid damaging the esophagus during radio frequency (RF) ablation procedures. Information from the...
8216158 Implantation of a medical device within a lumen  
A medical device implanted within a lumen of a patient, such as the esophagus, stomach, or another portion of the gastrointestinal tract, includes a device housing and a lead that extends from the...
8216159 Anastomosis leak testing apparatus and methods  
Anastomosis leak testers for testing for leaks in gastrointestinal anastomoses in patients include an inflation pump and a conduit part. The inflation pump has a compressible portion and a...
8194096 Image display apparatus  
An image display apparatus includes a display unit that displays images contained in a plurality of image groups inside a subject picked up by a plurality of imaging devices, and a control unit...
8177715 Capsule medical system and biological information acquiring method  
A capsule medical system is provided with a capsule medical device to be inserted into a subject, at least one electrode pad having a plurality of receiving electrodes, a receiving electrode...
8147431 Measuring member and device for determining the blood flow of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as for registrating the intestinal peristalsis  
A measuring member and a device to be used for determining the blood flow of the gastrointestinal tract, includes an intestinal probe, having its distal end provided with a flexible inflatable...
8123705 Adjustable profile probe  
An adjustable profile probe for insertion in a body cavity to sense a biological parameter includes an elongated shaft having a sensor panel and a resiliently expandable portion substantially...
8123706 Frequency-based methods, system and apparatus for cavity reconstruction via area-distance profiles  
A method, system and apparatus for Resonance-Based Acoustic Reflectometry that uses a hybrid approach. A method of manufacture, system and apparatus for a modified circle system that allows for...
8118758 Living body inspection apparatus  
A living body inspection apparatus includes: a first detecting unit detecting a displacement of two positions in a lateral direction of a subject's larynx; a second detecting unit detecting a...
8118206 Sensing adjunct for surgical staplers  
A device and method in accordance with the invention for generating a signal indicative of a property of a subject tissue in contact with the working surface of a surgical instrument. The...
8105247 Device for monitoring size of luminal cavity  
A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the...
8088078 Methods and apparatus for measuring pressure profiles  
Method and apparatus for performing multidimensional pressure measurements by means of pressure profile sensors comprises using a multichannel catheter (7), each channel (1, 2 . . . ) of which is...

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