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04/17/14
20140108045
 Epoch of care-centric healthcare system patent thumbnailEpoch of care-centric healthcare system
A computer-based system and method improves the efficiency (quality and/or cost) of healthcare services provided to a patient by modeling an epoch of care (eoc) of the patient and by using the epoch of care model to assist in the provision of healthcare services to the patient, such as by generating predictions of healthcare outcomes for the patient and by making recommendations for actions to be taken in connection with the provision of healthcare services to the patient. An epoch of care of a patient may include all services (e.g., treatments, diagnoses, prognoses, tests, tasks, communications, education), products (e.g., medications, medical equipment, implants), and outcomes (e.g., readmissions, morbidities, patient satisfaction, symptoms) that are related to a particular medical condition or complaint of the patient over a period of time.
04/17/14
20140107981
 Circuits and methods for artifact elimination patent thumbnailCircuits and methods for artifact elimination
Disclosed are apparatus and methods that provide the ability to electrical stimulate a physical system, and actively eliminate interference with signal acquisition (artifacts) that arises from the stimulation. The technique implemented in the circuits and methods for eliminating interference connects a discharge path to a physical interface to the system to remove charge that is built-up during stimulation.
04/17/14
20140107806
 Transcutaneous prosthesis patent thumbnailTranscutaneous prosthesis
A transcutaneous prosthesis which includes a first component shaped for implantation into a bone, a second component intended for location between the bone and the skin, the second component having a surface treatment for stimulation of fibroblastic cell proliferation and attachment of epithelial cells, and a third component intended for location exterior to the skin surface having a low surface energy which deters bacterial adhesion.. .
04/17/14
20140107804
 Scaffolds for organ reconstruction and augmentation patent thumbnailScaffolds for organ reconstruction and augmentation
Biocompatible synthetic or natural scaffolds are provided for the reconstruction, repair, augmentation or replacement of organs or tissue structures in a patient in need of such treatment. The scaffolds are shaped to conform to at least a part of the organ or tissue structure and may be seeded with one or more cell populations.
04/17/14
20140107802
 Articulable anchor patent thumbnailArticulable anchor
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to devices implantable into a human lung, for example to reduce the volume of air trapped in a diseased portion of the lung to prevent inhalation while permitting expiration out of the diseased portion. In some embodiments, the device comprises a distal portion with an anchor system that may anchor the device into tissue of an air passageway wall, and the distal portion may be connected to a proximal portion via a flexible portion that permits the distal portion to articulate substantially with respect to the proximal portion, such that the distal portion and the proximal portion may be non-collinear along a longitudinal axis of the distal portion.
04/17/14
20140107797
 Flexible surgically implantable device, made of coated silicone, for joining phalanxes, metacarpus-phalanx or metatarsus-phalanx bones in arthroplasty surgery patent thumbnailFlexible surgically implantable device, made of coated silicone, for joining phalanxes, metacarpus-phalanx or metatarsus-phalanx bones in arthroplasty surgery
A surgically implantable device (1,10) made of a single piece of silicone, for joining phalanxes, metacarpus-phalanx or metatarsus-phalanx bones of the hand or foot in arthroplasty surgery, includes an enlarged central portion (2) formed by a thickened portion (5) having a rounded profile and provided with a canal (6) extending transversally in which a depression (7) is centrally formed, and by two elongated stem portions (3,4) which extend from the enlarged central portion (2), one opposed to the other. The device (1,10) is coated completely with at least one layer of turbostratic pyrolytic carbon less than or equal to 10 microns thick obtained by physical vapour deposition (pvd)..
04/17/14
20140107796
 Hermetically sealed prosthetic component and method therefor patent thumbnailHermetically sealed prosthetic component and method therefor
A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component measures a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed.
04/17/14
20140107795
 Osteoarthritis treatment and device patent thumbnailOsteoarthritis treatment and device
A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapted to face the joint, a distal face adapted to face away from the joint, and a wedge-shaped edge adapted to pierce bone, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is planar and sterile; and (b) a container adapted to maintain the at least one reinforcing member sterile.
04/17/14
20140107794
 Prosthesis for cementless fixation patent thumbnailProsthesis for cementless fixation
A joint prosthesis system is suitable for cemented fixation. The system has two metal implant components and a bearing.
04/17/14
20140107793
 Moment induced total arthroplasty prosthetic patent thumbnailMoment induced total arthroplasty prosthetic
A prosthetic total knee replacement system comprises a distal femoral implant component, a tibial tray implant component and a mobile bearing tibial tray insert. The mobile bearing tibial tray insert is rotatably mountable on the tibial tray for articulation with the distal femoral implant component.
04/17/14
20140107790
Intervertebral implant and insertion device
An intervertebral implant (1, 30, 45, 52) with a non-movable bottom plate, a movable bottom plate (2, 31, 46, 54) and a movable top plate (3, 32, 47, 55).. .
04/17/14
20140107789
Devices for treating the spine
Various features of spinal implants and systems and methods for implanting the same with or between tissue layers in the human body.. .
04/17/14
20140107787
Expandable spinal implant system and method
A spinal implant comprises a first member defining a longitudinal axis and including a wall that defines an axial cavity and at least one lateral opening configured for disposal of an instrument. A second member is configured for disposal with the axial cavity and includes a wall having an axial surface disposed along a thickness thereof.
04/17/14
20140107786
Fusion cage implant with lattice structure
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a spinal implant for insertion between two vertebrae including one or more of the following: a cage comprising: a frame including a fastener hole, a lattice structure disposed within the frame and exposed on a top and bottom face of the frame to permit bone growth into the lattice structure, and an inner rim disposed between the lattice structure and a through bore extending through the cage; a bone plate comprising a through hole, and a first and a second screw hole, wherein the first and second screw hole are positioned to overlie the vertebrae when the bone plate is attached to the cage and the cage is inserted between the two vertebrae; and a fastener operable to attach the bone plate to the cage when the fastener is inserted through the through hole of the bone plate and into the fastener hole of the frame.. .
04/17/14
20140107785
Bone plate and fusion cage interface
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a spinal implant for insertion between two adjacent vertebrae, the spinal implant including one or more of the following: a cage comprising: a frame sized to be inserted between the vertebrae, the frame comprising a fastener hole and a cage alignment structure, the cage alignment structure comprising at least one of: a cage groove and a cage ridge; a bone plate comprising a bone plate alignment structure a through hole, wherein the bone plate alignment structure comprises at least one of a bone plate groove and a bone plate ridge, and wherein the bone plate alignment structure and the cage alignment structure are configured to interact with each other to provide an indication when the bone plate is properly aligned with the cage; and a fastener to attach the bone plate to the cage when inserted through the through hole and into the fastener hole.. .
04/17/14
20140107784
Intervertebral disc prosthesis and intervertebral prosthetic unit
An intervertebral disc prosthesis (1) having at least one upper plateau (4, 4′) and at least one lower plateau (5, 5′), which are separated by two movable cores (6, 6′) whose lower face (62, 62′) and upper face (61, 61′) respectively match a concave surface (54, 54′) of the upper plateau (4, 4′) and a convex surface (44, 44′) of the lower plateau (5, 5′). An intervertebral prosthetic unit (10) is also described having an intervertebral disc prosthesis and a posterior articular prosthesis (11) provided with two adjacent and partially tangent articular blades (12, 13), which are each coupled to a vertebra (3, 3′) by coupling devices (14) and are connected by guide devices that allow them to move along a curve whose centre c3 is provided on the same side as the implantation of said coupling means..
04/17/14
20140107783
Devices and methods for spinal stabilization and instrumentation
Apparatus and methods for spinal the treatment of abnormal spinal stability and stenosis of the spinal canal. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods provide treatment via decompression and/or fixation of the spinal canal.
04/17/14
20140107781
Implantable devices for subchondral treatment of joint pain
Devices and associated methods are disclosed for treating bone, and particularly bone tissue at the joints. Disclosed are implantable devices that can be used either alone or in combination with this augmentation or hardening material for the repair of bone defects and which are particularly suited for use at the joints, and even more particularly suited for use at the subchondral bone level..
04/17/14
20140107779
Silicon breast implant which minimizes stress concentration and method for manufacturing same
The present invention relates to a silicon breast implant which minimizes stress concentration applied thereto after being inserted into the human body to maximize the resistance of same to fatigue-induced rupture, thereby improving the durability of the implant. The breast implant may include an elegant patch-adhesion portion having a thin thickness so as to provide superior overall feel and improve the appearance of the product.
04/17/14
20140107778
Intrastomal segment
A description has been provided herein of an intrastromal segment especially designed for use as a prosthesis inside the corneal tunnel of patients suffering from keratoconus. The segment consists of a lengthened body of variable dimensions in the form of an arc with noticeably rounded ends, devoid of any communicating orifice, and endowed with a transverse section that may be triangular, trapezoidal, hexagonal or oval, with at least three marks connecting to the narrowest side for which two ends aid the safe handling of the segment and the mid-section mark serves as a positional reference point.
04/17/14
20140107777
Implantable ophthalmic sensor cell
An implantable ophthalmic device connectable to an implantable accommodating lens includes a dual-chamber sensor cell having a first and second plate where the second plate is disposed opposite the first plate. A first chamber with a first flexible membrane is disposed on an inner side of the first plate.
04/17/14
20140107773
Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support
Methods and systems for endovascular, endocardiac, or endoluminal approaches to a patient's heart to perform surgical procedures that may be performed or used without requiring extracorporeal cardiopulmonary bypass. Furthermore, these procedures can be performed through a relatively small number of small incisions.
04/17/14
20140107770
Delivery systems and methods of implantation for replacement prosthetic heart valve
A delivery system and method for positioning and partially deploying a replacement valve at an implantation site, verifying the location of the replacement valve relative to the implantation site, and retrieving the partially deployed stent for repositioning relative to the implantation site.. .
04/17/14
20140107769
Pre-sized prosthetic chordae implantation system
A system includes a pre-sized prosthetic chordae, a papillary penetration member, and a female securing member. The pre-sized prosthetic chordae is directly connected to an attachment member.
04/17/14
20140107767
Valve holder and loading integration
A device for holding an implantable medical device includes a jar for receiving the implantable medical device, and a ring coupleable to the jar. The ring has a plurality of channels adapted to receive retaining features of the implantable medical device to stabilize the medical device within the jar..
04/17/14
20140107763
Partial encapsulation of stents
A method of making an implantable medical device includes extruding a first eptfe tube and a second eptfe tube, cutting a plurality of slits in the first eptfe tube, positioning a radially expandable support layer between the first and second eptfe tubes so that the slits span portions of the support layer, and laminating the first eptfe tube to the second eptfe tube through openings in the support layer.. .
04/17/14
20140107758
Retaining cage to permit resheathing of a tavi aortic-first transapical system
A delivery device for an implantable medical device includes an inner shaft extending in a longitudinal direction and an outer shaft surrounding at least a longitudinal portion of the inner shaft. The outer shaft is slidable relative to the inner shaft in the longitudinal direction.
04/17/14
20140107757
Hand unit to release a self-expanding implant
An elongate hand unit for deploying an elongate implant from the distal end of a delivery catheter. The hand unit has a distal end and a proximal end separated by a hand unit length.
04/17/14
20140107756
Implantable cardiac stimulation lead for implantation along the septal wall and/or the free wall of the left ventricular
An implantable cardiac stimulation lead for implantation along the septal wall and/or the free wall of the left ventricular is disclosed. The lead is a microlead formed in its distal portion by a microcable with an active portion comprising a series of exposed areas forming the stimulation electrodes.
04/17/14
20140107755
Left ventricular intraseptal stimulation lead
A stimulation lead is disclosed. This lead comprises a lead body having a lumen housing an inner conductor, the conductor being axially and rotationally movable within the lumen, and coupled to a generator of an active implantable medical device.
04/17/14
20140107754
Terminal ring configuration to prevent improper is4 lead connector electrical contact with df4 connector port
An implantable lead includes a flexible lead body, a plurality of conductor wires and a plurality of electrodes. The implantable lead also includes a terminal connector assembly coupled with a proximal end of the lead body.
04/17/14
20140107752
Current generation architecture for an implantable stimulator device having coarse and fine current control
A current generation architecture for an implantable stimulator device such as an implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed. Current source and sink circuitry are both divided into coarse and fine portions, which respectively can provide coarse and fine current resolutions to a specified electrode on the ipg.
04/17/14
20140107751
Electrical connection plug for a multipolar lead of an active implantable medical device and manufacturing thereof
A method for constructing a plug for an electrical connection to a multipolar lead for an active implantable medical device includes providing a plug body having an insulating monobloc central core, the monobloc central core having a generally cylindrical shape, a cylindrical side surface, and a housing, providing a connection wire and a conductive pod, attaching the connection wire to the conductive pod, placing the conductive pod into the housing with connection wire extending therefrom, placing a conductive cylindrical ring on the cylindrical side surface, wherein the cylindrical side surface centers the conductive cylindrical ring coaxially about the monobloc central core, attaching the conductive pod to the cylindrical ring to create an electrical contact zone on a cylindrical outer surface of the plug body.. .
04/17/14
20140107749
Method for delivery of electrical stimulation
The disclosure describes an implantable neurostimulator device for delivery of neurostimulation to treat head, neck, or facial pain or tension, including pain or tension caused by occipital neuralgia. The device may be a neurostimulation device having a miniaturized housing with a low profile that permits subcutaneous implantation at a stimulation site directly adjacent a neuralgic region at the back of the neck of a patient.
04/17/14
20140107746
Lead or lead extension having a conductive body and conductive body contact
An implantable medical device that includes a body that includes a proximal end portion configured to be at least partially received by an apparatus, and a distal end portion; a stimulating electrical element at the distal end portion of the body; a stimulating contact at the proximal end portion of the body, wherein the stimulating contact is positioned such that, when received by the apparatus, at least a portion of the apparatus is capable of electrically coupling to the stimulating contact; a stimulating conductor that electrically couples the stimulating electrical element to the stimulating contact; a conductive body, wherein the conductive body is not utilized for application of stimulation; a conductive body contact, wherein the conductive body is electrically connected to the conductive body contact. Systems that include devices are also disclosed..
04/17/14
20140107743
Mri-safe implantable medical device
A medical lead is provided for use in a pulse stimulation system of the type which includes a pulse generator for producing electrical stimulation therapy. The lead comprises an elongate insulating body and at least one electrical conductor within the insulating body.
04/17/14
20140107734
Systems and methods for communicating with an implantable stimulator
An exemplary system for communicating with an implantable stimulator includes a coil configured to transmit a signal modulated with either on-off keying (ook) modulation or frequency shift keying (fsk) modulation. The system further includes a first telemetry receiver in the implantable stimulator configured to receive the signal in accordance with the ook modulation and a second telemetry receiver in the implantable stimulator configured to receive the signal in accordance with the fsk modulation..
04/17/14
20140107733
Implantable medical device which may be controlled from central station
An implantable medical device (imd) comprises a transmitting/receiving (t/r) device for transmitting medical data sensed from a patient to, and for receiving control signals from, a medical expert (a human medical professional and/or a computerized expert system) at a remote location; an electronic medical treatment device for treating the patient in response to control signals applied thereto; and a sensor circuit, having a sensor circuit output, for producing sensor circuit output signal(s) representing medical data sensed from the patient. The imd also includes logic device which analyzes the sensor circuit output signal(s) to detect a medical abnormality and, upon detecting an abnormality, either sends a notification signal representing a medical state of said patient to the medical expert at the remote location or sends a local treatment device control signal to the medical treatment device, or does both..
04/17/14
20140107732
Apparatus and method for controlling energy delivery as a function of degree of coupling
A device for delivering energy as a function of degree coupling may include an external unit configured for location external to a body of a subject and at least one processor associated with the implant unit and configured for electrical communication with a power source. The device may further include a primary antenna associated with the at least one processor.
04/17/14
20140107731
User interface with 3d environment for configuring stimulation therapy
The disclosure describes a method and system that allows a user to configure electrical stimulation therapy by defining a three-dimensional (3d) stimulation field. After a stimulation lead is implanted in a patient, a clinician manipulates the 3d stimulation field in a 3d environment to encompass desired anatomical regions of the patient.
04/17/14
20140107730
Electrical nerve stimulation with broad band low frequency filter
A system and method of generating electrode stimulation signals for an implanted multi-channel electrode array of a cochlear implant includes processing an acoustic audio signal with a bank of filters. Each filter in the bank of filters is associated with at least one channel having an electrode.
04/17/14
20140107728
Specific deep brain stimulation for enhancement of memory
A site-specific deep brain stimulation for enhancement of memory is described. A method of the site-specific deep brain stimulation for enhancement of memory may include implanting intracranial depth electrodes in a patient, wherein the electrodes are placed in right and/or left entorhinal regions, and stimulating the electrodes with current set below an after-discharge threshold.
04/17/14
20140107727
Apparatus and methods for feedback based nerve modulation
A device according to some embodiments may include a housing configured for location external to a body of a subject. The device may also include at least one processor associated with the housing and configured to communicate with a circuit implanted in the subject within proximity to a tongue of the subject, wherein the circuit is in electrical communication with at least one electrode, receive a physiological signal from the subject via the circuit, and send a control signal to the implanted circuit in response to the physiological signal, wherein the control signal is predetermined to activate neuromuscular tissue within the tongue..
04/17/14
20140107723
Single-chamber leadless intra-cardiac medical device with dual-chamber functionality
A leadless implantable medical device (limd) comprises a housing configured to be implanted entirely within a single local ventricular chamber of the heart near a local apex region. A base on the housing is configured to be secured to tissue of interest, while a distal electrode is provided on the base and extends outward such that, when the device is implanted in the local chamber, the distal electrode is configured to engage the distal apex region at a distal activation site within the conduction network of the adjacent ventricular chamber..
04/17/14
20140107722
Mechanism for detecting coronary ischemia
A system for detecting myocardial ischemia includes an implantable device having one or more leads connected thereto, at least one electrode on a lead of the device, and a microprocessor in the implantable device. The electrode is configured to stimulate the heart.
04/17/14
20140107720
Systems and methods for packed pacing using bifurcated pacing pulses of opposing polarity generated by an implantable medical device
Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices to deliver packed pacing using split or bifurcated pulses of opposing polarity in different cardiac cycles. In one example, packed single-phase pulses are delivered by the device during a first cardiac cycle that serve to stimulate heart tissue.
04/17/14
20140107719
Systems and methods for postextrasystolic potentiation using anodic and cathodic pulses generated by an implantable medical device
Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices to deliver paired or coupled postextrasystolic potentiation (pesp) pacing using split or bifurcated anodic and cathodic pulses. In a paired pacing example, a single-phase anodic pulse is delivered by the device that has sufficient amplitude to depolarize and contract myocardial tissue.
04/17/14
20140107715
Patient specific glenoid guide
A patient-specific guide tool for guiding an object toward a glenoid face of a scapula of a patient for implantation of a shoulder prosthetic device is disclosed. The guide tool includes a guide portion that includes a guide surface.
04/17/14
20140107713
Subtalar implant
A subtalar implant (1) for stabilising the subtalar joint in the human foot includes a longitudinal axis (l) extending between a front end (13) and a rear end (14), wherein a first anchor portion (2) is arranged to the side of the longitudinal axis (l) and a second anchor portion (3) is arranged to the side of the longitudinal axis (l). In accordance with the invention, a spreading mechanism (5) to spread apart the implant as a result of relative displacement of the first and second anchor portion (2, 3) at an angle to the longitudinal axis (l) are provided..
04/17/14
20140107712
Fusion implant
Implants, instruments, and methods are presented for fixing adjacent bone portions to promote fusion of the bone portions.. .
04/17/14
20140107709
Access and tissue modification systems and methods
Described herein are methods and systems for precisely placing and/or manipulating devices within the body by first positioning a guidewire or pullwire. The device to be positioned within the body is coupled to the proximal end of the guidewire, and the device is pulled into the body by pulling on the distal end of the guidewire that extends from the body.
04/17/14
20140107707
Table anchored scoliosis de-rotation system and method
The system includes pedicle screws anchored to multiple vertebra, at least one of which needs to be de-rotated about a central spine axis relative to adjacent vertebrae. Elongate posts are attached to the pedicle screws and extend away from the pedicle screws.
04/17/14
20140107704
Dynamized interspinal implant
An interspinous process implant for insertion between adjacent spinous processes, the implant having a flexible body having i) an upper posterior portion having an upper surface adapted to bear upon an upper spinous process, ii) a lower posterior portion having a lower surface adapted to bear upon a lower spinous process, and iii) an arcuate, flexible anterior wall connecting the upper and lower portions, wherein the anterior wall has a narrowed portion.. .
04/17/14
20140107700
Systems and methods for repairing soft tissues using nanofiber material
An anchoring system is a combination of a nanofiber scaffold material and an arthroscopically deployable suture anchor. The anchor is deployed into a bone tunnel using common techniques.
04/17/14
20140107696
Expandable implant devices for filtering blood flow from atrial appendages
Implant devices for filtering blood flowing through the ostium of an atrial appendage have component structures one or more of which are expandable. Devices with component structures in their unexpanded state have a compact size suitable for intra-cutaneous delivery to an atrial appendage situs.
04/17/14
20140107675
Systems and methods for hernia repair
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a minimally invasive implant-based ventral hernia repair system including a first and second elongated member in which the second elongated member extends through the internal channel of the first elongated member. A set of arm members are moveably coupled to the distal end of the first elongated member.
04/17/14
20140107664
Systems and methods for removal of intravascular leads
Systems and methods for extraction of implanted articles are disclosed. According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided a system for extraction of an implanted article that includes an elongated member, guide member disposed at a distal section of the elongated member and having a pathway in substantially parallel relationship to the elongated member, through which pathway an implanted article can be accommodated, and a cutting mechanism, situated between the distal section of the elongated member and the guide member, for severing a fibrous adhesion about the implanted article to allow the implanted article to be extracted..
04/17/14
20140107659
In situ rod measuring instrument and method of use
An instrument for obtaining spinal rod measurements in situ includes a measurement member, a first indicating member, and a second indicating member. The measurement member measures a length between two spinal implants.
04/17/14
20140107655
Customized arthroplasty cutting guides and surgical methods using the same
Implementations described and claimed herein provide an arthroplasty system for making resections in a patient knee. In one implementation, the system includes a femoral cutting guide having a patient specific mating region, and a distal planar surface distally spaced from a distal resection surface based on thicknesses of femoral and tibial implants.
04/17/14
20140107654
Methods for patient-specific shoulder arthroplasty
A method of determining an optimal position of a glenoid implant. The method includes identifying a center point of a patient's glenoid fossa based on an image of the patient's glenoid fossa; determining the optimal position of the glenoid implant based on the location of the center point relative to a medial point of the patient's scapula; and selecting orientation of an alignment pin based on the determined optimal glenoid implant position such that the glenoid fossa will be prepared to receive the glenoid implant at the optimal position when the glenoid fossa is prepared with a cutting device or guide coupled to the alignment pin..
04/17/14
20140107651
Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments
A surgical kit for preparing a joint surface to receive an implant includes a patient-specific guide for a joint surface. The patient-specific guide has a patient-specific surface complementary to a surface of the joint for nesting engagement, and a guiding element oriented along a patient-specific alignment axis.
04/17/14
20140107650
Orthopaedic plate and spreader apparatuses and methods
Orthopaedic plate and spreader apparatuses and methods for distracting and compressing bones and fractured bones in a patient. A first orthopaedic plate and tab assembly has ratcheting teeth on the plate and tab for distracting two bone surfaces to a desire wedge shape.
04/17/14
20140107619
Infusion apparatuses and methods of use
A method of providing a fluid communication path to an implanted device. The method includes positioning at least a portion of a slender pointed element within a catheter, penetrating a septum of an implanted device with the slender pointed element positioned within the catheter, positioning at least a portion of the catheter within the implanted device, removing the slender pointed element from the catheter, and retaining at least a portion of the catheter within the implanted device..
04/17/14
20140107615
Biodegradable medical devices and method to control degradation of the biodegradable medical devices
An implantable biodegradable device having two or more layers composed of one or more biodegradable materials is disclosed. The two or more layers are coated with one or more drugs.
04/17/14
20140107592
Coating comprising a terpolymer comprising caprolactone and glycolide
The present invention provides a coating comprising a reservoir layer comprising a terpolymer comprising caprolactone and glycolide and a primer layer comprising an amorphous polymer on an implantable device and methods of making and using the same.. .
04/17/14
20140107567
Remote titration of therapy delivered by an implantable medical device
Techniques for remotely titrating a therapy delivered using an implantable medical device system are disclosed. An implantable medical device delivers therapy according to a first program.
04/17/14
20140107556
Ocular implant with shape change capabilities
Disclosed are devices, methods and systems for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that enhance aqueous flow through the normal outflow system of the eye with minimal to no complications.
04/17/14
20140107526
Evaluation of an implanted prosthesis
Evaluating an implanted hearing prosthesis, including operating the implanted hearing prosthesis, capturing sound generated by a transducer of the prosthesis during said operation, and comparing the captured sound to a sound model.. .
04/17/14
20140107514
Physician's programmer with st-segment histogram display capability
A physician's programmer for an implantable device is disclosed. The programmer includes a receiver for receiving wireless transmission data from the implantable heart monitor.
04/17/14
20140107513
Internet-based system for evaluating ecg waveforms to estimate the degree of coronary blockage
The present invention provides an improved, internet-based system that seamlessly collects cardiovascular data from a patient before, during, and after a procedure for ep or an id. During an ep procedure, the system collects information describing the patient's response to pes and the ablation process, ecg waveforms and their various features, hr and other vital signs, hr variability, cardiac arrhythmias, patient demographics, and patient outcomes.
04/17/14
20140107511
Internet-based system for evaluating ecg waveforms to determine the presence of p-mitrale and p-pulmonale
The present invention provides an improved, internet-based system that seamlessly collects cardiovascular data from a patient before, during, and after a procedure for ep or an id. During an ep procedure, the system collects information describing the patient's response to pes and the ablation process, ecg waveforms and their various features, hr and other vital signs, hr variability, cardiac arrhythmias, patient demographics, and patient outcomes.
04/17/14
20140107509
Internet-based system for collecting and analyzing data before, during, and after a cardiovascular procedure
The present invention provides an improved, internet-based system that seamlessly collects cardiovascular data from a patient before, during, and after a procedure for ep or an id. During an ep procedure, the system collects information describing the patient's response to pes and the ablation process, ecg waveforms and their various features, hr and other vital signs, hr variability, cardiac arrhythmias, patient demographics, and patient outcomes.
04/17/14
20140107506
Autonomic arousal detection system and method
Various approaches to detecting arousals from sleep involve generating signals modulated by muscle tone, brainwave activity, and/or other nervous system activity associated with a patient's autonomic arousal response. Generating the signals and/or detecting autonomic arousals from sleep may be performed using an implantable device.
04/17/14
20140107503
Differentiating decompensation detection based on co-morbidities in heart failure
This document discusses, among other things, a system comprising a sensor signal processor configured to receive a plurality of electrical sensor signals produced by a plurality of sensors and at least one sensor signal produced by an implantable sensor, a memory that includes information indicating a co-morbidity of a subject, a sensor signal selection circuit that selects a sensor signal to monitor from among the plurality of sensor signals, according to an indicated co-morbidity, a threshold adjustment circuit that adjusts a detection threshold of the selected sensor signal according to the indicated co-morbidity, and a decision circuit that applies the adjusted detection threshold to the selected sensor signal to determine whether an event associated with worsening heart failure (hf) occurred in the subject and outputs an indication of whether the event associated with worsening hf occurred to a user or process.. .
04/17/14
20140107502
Portable programmer for providing patient status information
A method and apparatus concerning the retrieval and storage of status information obtained from patients having implantable medical devices (imds). When patients are having episodes during which symptoms are experienced relating to their medical condition, the collection of the patient's status information can be helpful to the patient's physician for diagnostic purposes.
04/17/14
20140107470
Method and magnetic resonance apparatus to determine at least one datum from an implanted silicone implant
In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to determine at least one datum of an implanted silicone implant, at least one magnetic resonance data set is acquired, with the acquired signals of the magnetic resonance data set originating at least in part from the silicone implant. At least one spectrum is calculated from the magnetic resonance data set, and the datum is determined in a processor from the spectrum..
04/17/14
20140107459
Devices, systems, and methods for intraocular measurements
An implantable sensor assembly sized for insertion within an eye of an average human is disclosed. The sensor assembly comprises a sensor and an antenna system coupled to the sensor, wherein the antenna system is pliable between an expanded condition and an unexpanded condition, and the expanded condition has a predetermined shape configured to interface with tissue within the eye in a manner that stabilizes the sensor assembly..
04/17/14
20140107455
Implantable detection/stimulation multipolor microlead
Leads for use with implantable medical devices are provided. One microlead is intended to be implanted in the venous, arterial, or lymphatic networks.
04/17/14
20140107454
Means and method for the detection of cardiac events
Disclosed is a system for the detection of cardiac events that includes an implanted device called a cardiosaver, a physician's programmer and an external alarm system. The system is designed to provide early detection of cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction or exercise induced myocardial ischemia caused by an increased heart rate or exertion.
04/17/14
20140107441
Monitoring of hearing preservation during cochlear implant surgery using stapedial reflex measurement
A method is described for surgical implantation of a cochlear implant system. An intraoperative baseline value stapedial reflex response is determined for a cochlear implant patient.
04/17/14
20140107411
Penile implant with dilatant liquid
A penile prosthetic system includes a reservoir that is configured to be attached to a penile implant. The penile implant includes a first bladder and a second bladder, with the first bladed configured to be attached into fluid communication with the reservoir and the second bladder containing a dilatant liquid..
04/17/14
20140107403
Incontinence treatment device
An incontinence treatment system includes a urethral support extending between a first end and a second end, a first connector attached to the first end of the urethral support and a second connector attached to the second end of the urethral support, and an energy source. At least one of the first connector and the second connector is a cross-linked polymer connector having a glass transition temperature between 40-70 degrees celsius.
04/17/14
20140107400
Template for implanting a housing of a hearing instrument
The invention relates to a template for implanting a housing of an implantable unit of a partially implantable hearing instrument, comprising a template plate comprising an implant position marking opening and a template position indicating element which extends substantially normal with regard to the surface of the template plate, wherein the implant position marking opening is designed to mark the position of a receptacle to be created in the patient's temporal bone for receiving an elevated housing positioning portion of the housing, and wherein the template position indicating element is a projection designed to be seen or felt by a surgeon through the patient's skin when the template plate is positioned at the patient's skull to mark the position of said receptacle.. .
04/17/14
20140107062
Compositions and methods for treating or preventing diseases of body passageways
The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating or preventing diseases associated with vascular and non-vascular body passageways, the method comprising the step of delivering to a body passageway a therapeutic agent delivered locally through a polymer matrix from an implanted stent or other structure.. .


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