CUSTOMIZABLE MEDICAL ELECTRODE
A medical electrode includes a conductive member having a top and a bottom side and a plurality of cutouts establishing a pattern of islands interconnected by...
DIRECTIONAL LEAD ASSEMBLY
Leads having directional electrodes thereon. Also provided are leads having directional electrodes as well as anchoring prongs to secure the electrodes to the...
ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR A STIMULATING MEDICAL DEVICE
An electrode assembly comprising a low-profile, low-volume elongate electrode carrier and a corresponding guide tube for introducing the carrier into the...
MEDICAL ELECTRICAL LEAD
A medical device lead is presented. The lead includes one or more jacketed conductive elements. The jacket comprises one or more covers. A first cover of...
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING PULMONARY CONDITIONS
A method for treating a pulmonary condition in a subject is provided. One step of the method includes providing an apparatus for positioning at a target site...
LEAD HAVING REINFORCING MEMBER
An implantable medical device, such as a lead or lead extension, includes a body having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion configured to be at...
ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE AND MECHANICALLY SUPPORTIVE MATERIALS FOR
An implantable medical lead connecting to a device header of a medical apparatus and having an electrode, a conductor, and a conductive polymer layer formed on...
REDUCING RESONANT CURRENTS IN A RESONATING CIRCUIT DURING MRI SCANS
An implantable medical lead configured to reduce resonant currents in a resonating circuit during MRI scans and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed...
NATURAL HOT WATER BOTTLE SUBSTITUTE
A natural hot water bottle substitute includes a container formed of flexible, porous material. The container has a front wall, a back wall and a handle located...
Forced air warming unit
Both the flow rate and the temperature of the air exiting a forced air warming unit are regulated in response to a single act or operation of a single element...
LIGHT THERAPY SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Light therapy systems and methods improve the use of healthy athletes' muscles before, during, and while recovering after athletic activity. LEDs increase blood...
UV-EMITTING DISCHARGE LAMP
The invention relates to a UV-B emitting discharge lamp comprising Pr(III) as an activator.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOM RELIEF THROUGH A LASER BASED MEDICAL
Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system for providing hypertension/high blood pressure symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument....
TIBIAL NERVE STIMULATION
Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from polyneuropathy. In response to the identifying, electrodes are placed...
Alignment Indication for Transcutaneous Energy Transfer
System for transcutaneous energy transfer. An implantable medical device, adapted to be implanted in a patient, has componentry for providing a therapeutic...
SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING ENERGY TO AN IMPLANTABLE
An implanted coil supplies energy or control signals to, or provides information from, a medical device implanted in a human or animal patient. Preferably, the...
INDUCTIVELY RECHARGEABLE EXTERNAL ENERGY SOURCE, CHARGER, SYSTEM AND
METHOD FOR A TRANSCUTANEOUS INDUCTIVE...
A mechanism for transferring energy from an external power source to an implantable medical device is disclosed. A sensor may be used to measure a parameter...
System and Method for Transvascular Activation of Cardiac Nerves with
A system and method for electrically stimulating the heart muscle to improve heart function requires identifying a site in the venous system adjacent a...
MICROFABRICATED NEUROSTIMULATION DEVICE
Described herein are microelectrode array devices, and methods of fabrication and use of the same, to provide highly localized and efficient electrical...
NEUROMODULATORY METHODS FOR TREATING PULMONARY DISORDERS
A method for treating asthma in a subject includes inserting a therapy delivery device into a vessel of a subject. The therapy delivery device is advanced to a...
TREATMENT OF A PELVIC CONDITION THROUGH INDIRECT ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a method of treating a pelvic condition of a patient through the indirect stimulation of a pelvic...
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...
Atrial Tachyarrhymia Detection System And Method
A system and method provide for detecting atrial arrhythmias within an implantable medical device capable of sensing and pacing at least an atrium of a heart....
HEART FAILURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Various system embodiments comprise a stimulator adapted to deliver a stimulation signal for a heart failure therapy, a number of sensors adapted to provide at...
VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION WITH TARGET EFFECTS CONTROLLED BY ADJUSTING
One or more temporal stimulation parameters of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) are selected to substantially modulate one or more target physiological functions...
SPATIALLY SELECTIVE VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION
By targeting on selected branches or fascicles of a vagus nerve using electrode placement and/or selection, one or more target branches of the vagus nerve are...
Durable small gauge wire electrical conductor suitable for delivery of
high intensity energy pulses
Implantable medical devices intended for electrostimulation and sensing devices typically incorporate one or more electrical conductors as leads for electrical...
PREFERRED ADI/R: A PERMANENT PACING MODE TO ELIMINATE VENTRICULAR PACING
WHILE MAINTAINING BACKUP SUPPORT
A preferred atrial-based pacing method and apparatus is provided using an intelligent cardiac pacing system to having the ability to continue atrial-based...
BONE FRACTURE FIXATION SYSTEM
A bone fracture fixation system including a bone plate having a contour that substantially matches the contour of an underlying bone. The bone fracture fixation...
A method of locating an acetabular cup implant (100) in a pelvis comprises locating a plurality of reference points on the pelvis, defining a target location of...
Hammer toe implant with expansion portion for retrograde approach
An implant for fusing adjacent bones is disclosed. The implant includes an elongate threaded member and a flexible portion extending from the elongate threaded...
HAMMER TOE IMPLANT AND METHOD
An implant is disclosed including an elongate threaded portion and a blade portion extending from the elongate threaded portion. The blade portion has a taper...
OFFSET MULTIAXIAL OR POLYAXIAL SCREW, SYSTEM AND ASSEMBLY
A capless multiaxial screw fixation assembly, including: a screw having a threaded portion and a screw head portion positioned at one end thereof; and, a...
ADJSUTABLE BONE ANCHOR ASEMBLY
A medical implant device has in one embodiment a receiver member for receiving an elongated member, a crown member, an anchor member and a retaining member. An...
Conforming Bone Stabilization Receiver
A receiver for engaging a bone stabilizing element includes a receiver portion connectable to the stabilizing element, and a base portion connectable to a bone...
Methods and Devices for Treating Hallux Valgus
The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to implantable devices for the treatment of structural bone and joint deformity, including hallux valgus. More...
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PEDICLE SCREW STABILIZATION OF SPINAL VERTEBRAE
The present application is directed to various spinal stabilization systems. The systems can include one or more guiding elements attached to screw members to...
COMPRESSION-DISTRACTION SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM
Compression-distraction spinal fixation systems, and methods of performing compression-distraction spinal fixation, are provided that include screw-rod...
Skeletal adjustment device
This invention is an implantable device that enables non-invasive post-operative adjustment of the motion dynamics between two members of the human skeletal...
SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM
A spinal stabilization system for a spinal column including a flexible support construct extending between a first vertebral connector configured to be secured...
Spinal Stabilization Device
A flexible connection unit for use in a spinal fixation device that includes: a longitudinal member having first and second ends and a flexible member...
A needle assembly and method for ligating a vessel. The needle shaft is substantially curved and carries a shuttle tethered to a needle. The shuttle is...
Systems And Methods For Treating Septal Defects
A system for treating a septal defect having an implantable treatment apparatus and devices for delivering the implantable treatment apparatus, devices for...
APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SEALING A PUNCTURE IN TISSUE
An occlusion device for sealing a puncture through tissue includes a tubular wire member having a proximal end, a distal end sized for insertion into the...
One-Part Moisture-Curable Tissue Sealant
A tissue sealant is described that includes the reaction product of (a) a polyol having at least two groups capable of reacting with an alkoxy silane and (b) an...
SELF-LOCKING CLOSURE DEVICE FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY SEALING PUNCTURES
A closure device for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a wall of a body passageway of a living being. In an exemplary embodiment, the closure device includes...
Apparatus for Performing an Electrosurgical Procedure
An endoscopic forceps is provided and includes a housing having a shaft. An end effector assembly operatively connects to a distal end of the shaft and has a...
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VASCULAR FILTER RETRIEVAL
Apparatus and methods for retrieving a vascular filter from a vessel are provided wherein a retrieval adapter is delivered to a treatment site concurrently...
EMBOLIC PROTECTION FILTERING DEVICE THAT ACAN BE ADAPTED TO BE ADANCED
OVER A GUIDEWIRE
An improved embolic protection filtering device. In at least some embodiments, an embolic protection filtering device includes a filter wire assembly. The...
Systems and Methods for Removing and Fragmenting Undesirable Material
Within a Circulatory System
A method for removing an undesirable material is provided. The method includes maneuvering a first cannula within a vessel such that it is positioned for...