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Playback apparatus, playback method, and recording medium
Audio data are played back by a personal computer a relationship with a playback process recognized easily. Displays showing the contents of play lists are...
Extraction of a multiple channel time-domain output signal from a
A digital signal processing system and method transforms pairs of channels selected from a multichannel signal into the frequency domain. Vector operations are...
Reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, and reproducing program
A reproducing apparatus has: an accumulating unit in which a plurality of content data are accumulated; a storing unit for storing the data; a reproducing unit...
Media delivery system with improved interaction
Methods and systems for improved interaction between media devices and accessory devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the improved interaction can operate...
Reproduction apparatus, program and reproduction method
The Procedure executing unit 42 makes a judgment on which among three conditions are satisfied by each of a plurality of audio streams. The BD-ROM reproduction...
Accessing accelerometer data
Systems and processes for accessing acceleration data may include an accelerometer coupled to a nonvolatile memory. The nonvolatile memory may be coupled to a...
Method of actuator control
The present invention is related to a method of controlling a device having a calibration process. The calibration process has a partial calibration routine and...
Systems and methods for vibration rectification error reduction in
closed-loop accelerometer systems
Systems and methods for controlling a closed-loop accelerometer system. A system includes an accelerometer with a driver that responds in a nonlinear manner and...
Methods and apparatus for automated predictive design space estimation
Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automated predictive design space estimation. A design space of...
Fail-safe system for controlling wind turbines
A wind turbine control system is provided. The control system includes a first and a second control unit which are coupled to each other over a first network....
Process control system with a charging function
The invention relates to a process control system comprising a calculating unit enabling a charge value (W) to be determined from operations occurring in the...
Intrapericardial lead with distal region configured to optimize lead
A lead includes a lead body with a stylet receiving lumen, a distal tip, and a distal portion proximal of the distal tip that is biased to assume a non-linear...
Implantable multi-parameter sensing system and method
A system and method of sensing multiple parameters. The method may include implanting an implantable sensor in a patient and reading an output from at least one...
Method and means for electrical stimulation of cutaneous sensory receptors
Electrode plate comprising a stiff or flexible electrically non-conductive plate element having a front face and a rear face and a pattern of needle-like (NL)...
Selectively connecting the tip electrode during therapy for MRI shielding
A medical device includes a pulse generator and an electrode configured to contact tissue in a body vessel. The medical device includes a lead that includes a...
Wireless communication device with integrated defibrillator
A handheld wireless communication device having a defibrillator integrated therein to be employed in an emergency situation to supply electrical therapy to a...
Cochlear implant fitting
A method for fitting a cochlear prosthesis to a cochlea having residual acoustic hearing capability, in order to exploit the residual acoustic hearing...
Portable assemblies, systems, and methods for providing functional or
Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections...
System and method for electrical stimulation of the intervertebral disc
In one embodiment, a method electrically stimulates an area in a spinal disc. The method comprises: implanting at least one steerable lead at a placement site...
Wireless controlled neuromodulation system
An apparatus is disclosed for controlled neuromodulation. The apparatus includes a plurality of neural sensors, wherein each of the neural sensors is...
Cardiac stimulation apparatus and method for the control of hypertension
A method that electrically stimulates a heart muscle to alter the ejection profile of the heart, to control the mechanical function of the heart and reduce the...
Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control
Devices, systems and methods are described which control blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity by activating baroreceptors. By...
Implantable medical device with anti-infection agent
An implantable medical device comprises an anti-infection agent. The implantable medical device may be configured for placement in the head of a patient and for...
Capacitors for medical devices
The invention is directed to designs for capacitors of implantable medical devices (IMDs) such as implantable defibrillators, implantable ...
Method and apparatus for integrating implantable medical device data
Methods and systems for constructing a comprehensive history for an IMD are disclosed. The method includes interrogating an implantable medical device (IMD)...
Power supply monitoring for an implantable device
A method and an apparatus for projecting an end of service (EOS) and/or an elective replacement indication (ERI) of a component in an implantable device and for...
Osmometric heart monitoring device and methods
Embodiments of the invention are related to monitoring devices and methods with osmometric sensors, amongst other things. In an embodiment, an implantable heart...
Implantable medical device for identifying and managing intrinsic
An implantable medical device is provided that comprises a pulse generator that provides atrial and ventricular pacing pulses on demand. The pulse generator...
This disclosure is directed to techniques for treating tachyarrhythmias, such as atrial or ventricular fibrillation, in which a number of electrodes are...
OTC automatic external defibrillator with quick install battery
An automatic external defibrillator is shipped from the manufacturer with the battery installed in the battery compartment of the AED. During shipment a...
Implantable signal amplifying circuit for electroneurographic recording
An implantable microvolt-level signal amplifying circuit may be used for resolving electrical signals generated by nerves in the presence of larger amplitude...
Physiologic signal processing to determine a cardiac condition
In a method for determining a cardiac condition, a sensed physiologic signal for a period of time including multiple cardiac cycles is received. Using the...
Cardiac arrhythmias analysis of electrophysiological signals based on
The disclosed method analyzes cardiac electrophysiological signals, including ECG and internal cardiac electrograms, based on multi-level symbolic complexity...
Cardiac signal sensor control based on perfusion sensing
An optical perfusion sensor may monitor blood oxygen saturation of blood-perfused tissue, which may be referred to as tissue perfusion, until a tissue perfusion...
Method and apparatus for cufflessly and non-invasively measuring wrist
blood pressure in association with...
A method of cufflessly and non-invasively measuring blood pressure in a wrist region of a patient in association with a communication device that relays the...
ECG electrode contact quality measurement system
A system and method are provided for generating output signals indicative of contact quality of a plurality of electrodes coupled to a patient. A signal...
Frameless radiosurgery treatment system and method
A method and apparatus for selectively and accurately localizing and treating a target within a patient are provided. A three dimensional mapping of a region...
EM tracking systems for use with ultrasound and other imaging modalities
An EMT system for use in ultrasound and other imaging modality guided medical procedures. The system includes a tool set of various components to which EM...
Dark blood delayed enhancement magnetic resonance viability imaging
techniques for assessing subendocardial...
The technology herein provides a dark blood delayed enhancement technique that improves the visualization of subendocardial infarcts that may otherwise be...
Methods for modifying electrical currents in neuronal circuits
Disclosed herein are methods for modifying electrical currents in brain circuits through the simultaneous use of focused ultrasound pulse (FUP) and an existing...
Collapsible containment wall for imaging
A retractable containment wall separates an imaging suite into two sections: a "hot" or contaminated section and a "cold" or non-contaminated section. The wall...
Unified probabilistic framework for predicting and detecting seizure
onsets in the brain and multitherapeutic...
A method and system for assessing a quality of life index to adjust an implanted device to optimize patient-specific feature signals and treatment therapies....
A catheter includes an outer jacket, a shaft member, a transition member and a core member. The outer jacket has a first interior passage at a proximal end and...
Analyte monitoring and management system and methods therefor
Method and apparatus for providing multiple data receiver units in a data monitoring and management system such as analyte monitoring system where a first data...
Cover to a portable electronic apparatus composed of leather and/or
The invention relates to a cover adapted to be removably attachable to a portable electronic apparatus. The cover has an outer face which is exposed when the...
Mobile phone with a sliding cradle for providing visual and acoustic
A sliding cradle in a mobile terminal has a body housing, and a sliding and pivotable housing adapted to rest in a slanting position on the body housing after...
Communications system providing automatic text-to-speech conversion
features and related methods
A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device, and a wireless communications network for sending text messages thereto....
Miniature wireless earring headset
A battery-powered miniature wireless headset is worn as a single earring or as a pair of earrings. The headset communicates with a phone or other host over a...
System and method for switching between audio sources
A system and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of audio sources and switching from one to another of the audio sources in accordance with a stored...
Telephone system having reduced sensitivity to RF interference and related
A telephone to be connected to a wireline having reduced sensitivity to RF interference over a predetermined frequency range from an adjacent mobile wireless...