|| List of recent Sinus-related patents
| System and method for constrained least-squares spectral processing and analysis of seismic data|
An inversion-based algorithm for computing the time frequency analysis of reflection seismograms using constrained least-squares spectral analysis is formulated and applied to modeled seismic waveforms and real seismic data. The fourier series coefficients are computed as a function of time directly by inverting a basis of truncated sinusoidal kernels for a moving time window.
| Contoured calcaneal plate and a percutaneous drill guide for use therewith|
This invention provides a calcaneal plate implanted using a sinus tarsi approach and comprises an anterior section having two locking screw holes, an s-shaped posterior facet section having a four locking holes and which rounds toward the bone at both the inferior and superior edges and is reinforced at the superior edge, and a blade shaped posterior portion having three linearly aligned locking holes and terminating in a tapered portion. There is also, a drill guide assembly having a drill guide column inserted through a hole in a targeting guide and locking to one of the locking holes in the plate, and cannulated drill guide sleeves that lock into holes in the targeting guide in a spaced relation whereby when the targeting guide is locked into the plate, the targeting guide can be used as a handle and wherein locking screws can be implanted percutaneously..
| Systems, devices and methods for providing therapy with image guidance|
Systems, devices, and methods comprising an instrument for treating an anatomical opening such as a paranasal sinus.. .
| Protein stabilized probiotics and personal care products|
The present invention also relates to the personal care product being a feminine care product particularly aimed at female urogenital health to treat or prevent vaginal infections. Oral and sinus infections, however, may also be benefited by the composition..
| Auto-ranging for time domain extraction of perturbations to sinusoidal oscillation|
A method for increasing the accuracy of a time-domain apparatus comprising the following steps: initiating a periodic oscillation with the time-domain apparatus; measuring time intervals between trigger events during each oscillation, wherein the trigger events correspond to the oscillation passing known values; detecting a perturbation to the oscillation by monitoring changes in the time intervals between trigger events; and adjusting a parameter of the oscillation based on the perturbation such that measurement error is reduced.. .
|Intranasal bone remodeling devices and their place in minimally invasive sinus procedures|
A method is provided for accessing and treating at least one of a maxillary sinusitis, sphenoid sinusitis and frontal sinusitis. A perforation is created in an uncinate via an anterior keyhole.
|Steering position sensor and method for using the same|
A rotation sensor assembly includes a rotated component rotatably coupled with a base. The rotation sensor assembly includes a transmitter and a receiver.
|Method of producing textured surfaces|
Methods suitable for producing textured surfaces in surfaces of objects, by which the methods are able to achieve a desired three-dimensional surface topography and optionally a desired subsurface microstructure through the use of a controlled modulation machining technique. The methods include selecting a predetermined surface texture for a surface of a body, and then imposing a superimposed sinusoidal feed-modulation on a cutting tool so as to move the cutting tool in a feed direction relative to the body while machining the body with the cutting tool and generating a machined surface of the body.
|Single-pass left-sided ddd pacing lead|
A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a ddd pacemaker.
|Acoustic therapy device|
The present disclosure provides a device for transmitting focused acoustic energy from a tissue surface of a face of a user to at least one sinus. The device includes a power supply; a signal source configured to provide a waveform of at least 20 khz that is configured to increase a flow of fluid from the at least one sinus; and a transducer connected to the power supply and the signal source, the transducer configured to contact a medium applied to the tissue surface of the face and transmit the waveform through the medium and the tissue surface of the face to the at least one sinus..
A method of treatment of the symptoms of tinnitus is disclosed in which a non-sinusoidal pulsating electric waveform having a pulse repetition rate (frequency) less than 100 hz is applied to a headphone or an earphone or a like acoustic transducer worn by a tinnitus sufferer. Square, sawtooth and triangular waveforms are suitable.
|Shockwave nerve therapy system and method|
Disclosed herein are intravascular systems and methods for modulating the activation of neural activity using shock wave devices. Such systems and methods may be used to modulate the activity of the renal plexus and/or baroreceptors of the carotid sinus for the treatment of hypertension..
|Bone powder filling tool for dental implant|
A bone powder filling tool includes a handle connectable to a rotary dental instrument, and a bone powder propelling bit located one end of the handle. The bone powder propelling bit has opposing top end portion and bottom end portion, bone powder transferring grooves spirally extending around the periphery thereof from the top end portion to the bottom end portion, and bone powder propelling threads extending around the periphery thereof at different elevations for rapidly and uniformly propelling bone powder into the space between the sinus floor and the cortical bone to increase the thickness of the cortical bone in favor of the process of the subsequent tooth implanting, helping the doctor in charge of the operation save operating time and physical strength..
|Method and apparatus for direct digital synthesis of signals using taylor series expansion|
A method and apparatus for direct digital synthesis (dds) of signals using taylor series expansion is provided. The dds may include a modified phase-to-amplitude converter that includes read-only-memories (roms), registers and, a single size, such as a coarse, intermediate, and fine rom corresponding to respective higher resolution phase angles.
|System, apparatus and method for uninterruptible power supply|
An uninterruptible power supply device, and method of use thereof, including a multiple-input source ac converter for receiving an ac input voltage and a dc input voltage, an inverter including a combiner module for combining the input power sources, and an ac/ac switching transformer, the inverter being controlled by a controller to provide an output voltage signal, the controller configured to sample the input voltage signal, the switching signal current and the output voltage signal, and to control the switching transformer based thereon so as to render the output voltage signal sinusoidal.. .
|Lead shaped for stimulation at the base left ventricle|
Disclosed herein are a variety of implantable medical leads for coupling to an implantable pulse generator and targeted stimulation of the lateral and posterior basal left ventricular region of a patient heart. As one example, the lead may include a tubular body including proximal section, an intermediate section and a distal section.
|Apparatus and method for sinus lift procedure|
An osteotome for sinus lift procedures includes a body interchangeable with various handles. The body includes a shaft that is releasably received into the handle, and a tip portion.
|Motor control apparatus and motor control method|
A motor control apparatus applying a sinusoidal drive waveform to a motor and including a position detection unit outputting a signal according to a motor shaft's position; and a control unit: acquiring a phase value of the motor's drive waveform when a signal is output by the position detection unit, changing a cycle of the drive waveform by measuring time from a previously output signal to a presently output signal, comparing the phases of the drive waveform and the motor shaft, and controlling to change to a cycle at which a phase value of the drive waveform matches a target phase value when a travel time corresponding to a phase value for adjustment has elapsed from a present time when a phase value of the drive waveform presently acquired differs from a target phase value acquired when the motor's drive current and drive voltage are in a designated phase relationship.. .
|Electrode displacement detection|
Electrode displacement can be detected using a thoracic impedance or conductivity signal. The thoracic impedance or conductivity signal can be filtered to attenuate cardiac contraction (stroke) and respiration components.
|Catheters and methods for the treatment of bodily passages|
Medical devices are described herein. More particularly, the disclosure relates to catheters useful in the treatment of bodily passages, such as an airway, sinus cavity, or sinus passage.
|Low frequency ultrasound surgical systems for the treatment of soft tissues|
Devices, systems and methods using low frequency ultrasound to emulsify, disintegrate, cut and/or coagulate tissue in a narrow space such as the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses. The devices may comprise a low frequency generator, a functionally active handle, an ultrasound emitter, a concentrator, a waveguide and distal functional tips.
|Methods and apparatus to control acousto-optic deflectors|
The invention is directed to an acousto-optic lens (aol) and corresponding method. The aol of the invention comprises a first and second acousto-optic deflector, each being arranged to support a respective acoustic wave.
|Power distortion-based servo control systems for frequency tuning rf power sources|
A radio frequency system includes a power amplifier that outputs a radio frequency signal to a matching network via a transmission line between the power amplifier and the matching network. A sensor monitors the radio frequency signal and generates first sensor signals based on the radio frequency signal.
A firefighter tool has pivotably connected handles and jaws, and one handle has an outer generally sinusoidal surface and the handle end is formed with a hook facingly disposed to the generally sinusoidal surface. The handles open fully so that the user grips the other handle and the sinusoidal surface hook alternately operably contactingly engages differently sized and configured fire hose couplings..
An icy eyewear apparatus comprising: a front sinusoidal rim having a convex section in its center, and two concave sections, such that, when the icy eyewear apparatus is worn by the user, each concave section mirrors the shape of the bottom of the eye of the user from the respective side and each concave section lies proximate to the bottom of the respective eye, such that the user's vision is not obstructed; two temple pieces, one temple piece associated with each side, such that, when the icy eyewear apparatus is worn by the user, the two temple pieces hold the icy eyewear apparatus in place by securing it to the ears of the user; and, two icy packets, one icy packet attached to each concave section of the front sinusoidal rim, such that, the icy packets rest on the swollen areas below the eyes of the user.. .
|Three-dimensional image measuring apparatus|
A three-dimensional image measuring apparatus includes a measurement platform, a movable optical head, a three-dimensional calculator module, a moving module and a calibration controlling module. The movable optical head includes a beam splitter unit, a projecting module, an image-capturing module and an indicator module.
|Method for controlling output waveforms of an uninterruptible power supply|
A method for controlling output waveforms of an uninterruptible power supply (ups) provides multiple types of output waveforms through a ups for users to selectively switch to a waveform of output power after the ups enters a battery mode. The output waveforms include square wave and sinusoidal wave.
An encoder includes a light receiving part and a computing part. The light receiving part receives reflected light from a scale and outputs n-phase sinusoidal signals in which respective phases of fundamental waves differ by 2π/n (n is an integer more than or equal to 5).
|Linkable rope system|
A loop rope assembly includes at least two loop rope assemblies, each of the at least two loop rope assemblies having a main rope segment with a first rope strand and a second rope strand continuous and uninterrupted with each other and having first and second ends; a free first end loop provided on the first end of the main rope segment; a free second end loop provided on the second end of the main rope segment; at least one sinusoidal intermediate loop defined by the first rope strand, the at least one sinusoidal intermediate loop continuous with the first end loop and the second end loop; and the second rope strand devoid of intermediate loops; and a coupling mechanism operable to releasably couple at least a first one of the at least two rope assemblies to at least a second one of the at least two rope assemblies.. .
|Corrugated metal pipe|
A metal pipe of single piece includes a wall formed of a single corrugated metal sheet. The sheet has opposing first and second edges extending longitudinally along the sheet.
|Device and method for treatment of sinusitis|
A method of treating a constricted sinus passageway of a patient includes traversing the canine fossa region of the patient so as to form a passageway in the sinus cavity. An elongate member is inserted through the passageway, the elongate member having an inflation member such as a balloon disposed thereon.
|Lithotripsy eye treatment|
A lithotripsy probe is used to break up cataracts, sinus blockages and other body masses, where the broken materials may be removed by suction. The lithotripsy probe may have a spark generator, a fluid motion generator, or other component for breaking up the body mass..
|Alzheimer's disease treatment with multiple therapeutic agents delivered to the olfactory region through a special delivery catheter and iontophoresis|
This invention describes the administration of multiple therapeutic agents with insulin in conjunction with bexarotene, ketamine, monoclonal antibodies etanercept, igf-1, and acetylcholine esterase inhibitors physostigmine, for treatment of alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Insulin, improves memory; also augments and amplifies the effects of the adjuvant therapeutic agents (paracrine and intracrine effects) and consequently reduces the β amyloid, its soluble precursors, prevents damage to the neuronal skeletal network (taupathy), and blocks glutamate excitotoxicity, reduces brain inflammation, prevents apoptosis, and increases the acetylcholine levels in the neurons and synapses; by using a combination of insulin, bexarotene, ketamine, etanercept, igf-1, and physostigmine therapeutic agents.
An endoscope is provided for insertion into a small body cavity like a nostril and a sinus. The endoscope includes a control section, an insertion tube, a working channel tube, and a grip portion.
|Methods and apparatus for determining slowness of wavefronts|
Methods and apparatus for determining slowness of wavefronts. An example apparatus includes one or more sources spaced from a receiver.
|Corrugated metal pipe|
A metal pipe of single piece construction including a wall formed of a single corrugated metal sheet. The sheet has opposing first and second edges extending longitudinally along the sheet.
|Method and apparatus for cold plasma treatment of internal organs|
Chronic sinusitis is treated by the application of cold plasma or plasma-activated species to the infected mucosal surfaces through use of an endoscope having a steerable end which may be projected into the sinus cavities through the nasal cavity. The cold plasma is generated at either the distal end of the endoscope with a power source by application of a power, or at the distal end by gas and electrical connections extending through the endoscope.
|Cardiac valve prosthesis|
A method of repairing a native cardiac valve such as the aortic valve includes positioning a cardiac valve prosthesis at an implantation site proximate the native cardiac valve to be repaired. The cardiac valve prosthesis includes an armature and a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets, the armature including first and second annular elements, a plurality of anchor members extending between the first and second annular elements, and a plurality of valve support members extending from at least one of the first and second annular elements, the plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets being coupled to and supported by the valve support members.
|Processing azimuthal measurement data|
A method of processing azimuthal measurement data includes: receiving a plurality of data values generated by a rotating measurement tool, the measurement tool including at least one measurement sensor and configured to rotate and measure a signal at each of a plurality of azimuthal orientations; associating each received data value with an azimuthal orientation; selecting one or more data values that provide sufficient information regarding a measured signal, each of the selected data values having an associated azimuthal orientation; disregarding azimuthal orientations associated with one or more data values that provide insufficient information regarding a measured signal; and fitting only the selected data values to a sinusoidal curve.. .
|Stent for bifurcation, a system for intravascular implantation of the stent for bifurcation and a method of implantation of the stent for bifurcation|
A stent for bifurcation, including two cylindrical parts: a distal part (1.1) of smaller diameter and a proximal part (1.2) of greater diameter, connected by two—arranged as opposite—longitudinal connectors (1.3) having length (l1) of 0.5 to 8 mm and forming a cell of the stent having an enlarged surface area (1.4), the connectors having a curvilinear shape, in particular a sinusoidal shape.. .
|Method and apparatus for a right-sided short sheath|
An introducer sheath comprising a curved shape that follows the right sided vasculature when introduced through the right side subclavian vein and which stops far short of the coronary ostium in the right atrium. No attempt is made to access the coronary sinus through the sheath.
|Genetic risk factors of sick sinus syndrome|
It has been found that certain alleles of the human myh6 gene are predictive of risk of certain conditions, including sick sinus syndrome, atrial fibrillation, pacemaker implantation and thoracic aortic aneurysm, in humans. The invention provides diagnostic applications using such alleles, including methods of determining a susceptibility of sick sinus syndrome and related conditions..
|Transplantation of cells into the nasal cavity and the subarachnoid cranial space|
A method of transplanting cells into a subject is disclosed. The method comprises transplanting the cells into the paranasal sinus of the subject or the subarachnoid cavity situated between the frontal bone of skull and the olfactory bulb of the subject.
|Rotation angle sensor|
A rotation angle sensor outputs detection signals based on a rotation angle of a rotary shaft. The detection signals that are output from the rotation angle sensor include first to fourth detection signals that sinusoidally change with the rotation angle of the rotary shaft and that are different in phase from one another.
|Method for operating a welding converter and apparatus|
The disclosure describes a system that uses an active filter connected to phases of a three-phase power grid in parallel with a resistance welding apparatus in order to bring an input current of a welding converter closer to a sinusoidal shape.. .
|Stimulus-based steering sensor device and method for the same|
A stimulus-based steering sensor device and a method for the same are disclosed. The sensor device comprises at least one driving wheel, a processor, two driven wheels, and two resolvers.
|Combined cardiac and respiratory motion compensation for atrial fibrillation ablation procedures|
A method for compensating cardiac and respiratory motion in atrial fibrillation ablation procedures includes (a) simultaneously determining a position of a circumferential mapping (cfm) catheter and a coronary sinus (cs) catheter in two consecutive image frames of a series of first 2-d image frames; (b) determining a distance between a virtual electrode on the cs catheter and a center of the cfm catheter for a first image frame of the two consecutive image frames, and for a second image frame of the two consecutive image frames; and (c) if an absolute difference of the distance for the first image frame and the distance for the second image frame is greater than a predetermined threshold, compensating for motion of the cfm catheter in a second 2-d image.. .
|Apparatus and method for driving fluorescent lamp|
The automatic frequency tracing circuit is used for making a frequency of the sinusoidal driving signal automatically following a resonant frequency of the lc resonator according to a feedback signal related to the sinusoidal driving signal.. .
|Spiral cutting device|
A spiral cutting device includes a blade, a blade driving shaft, a guiding device, a driving device, and a controller. The blade is for processing a roller.
|Energy wave sockliner|
A sockliner for integration into a shoe assembly including a top face and a bottom face, each having a generally planar surface, extending along a base plane. On the top face, a plurality of grooves extend across the base plane in a generally undulating pattern for engagement with the sole of the foot.
|Apparatus and methods for dilating and modifying ostia of paranasal sinuses and other intranasel or paranasal structures|
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
|Joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty|
An implantable fixation system for fusing a joint between a first bone and a second bone. The system may include an intramedullary nail and an anchor.