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Structure of body-contacting electrode or electrode inserted in body

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
600373000 Electrode placed in body 320
600386000 Means for attaching electrode to body 132
600382000 Electrode attached to or positioned relative to a specific external body portion 98
600393000 Plural electrodes carried on single support 47
600395000 Electrode composition 21
600394000 Head and socket connector for attaching lead to electrode 6
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20120172695ELECTRODE MEMBER AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING BIOSIGNAL INCLUDING THE ELECTRODE MEMBER - An electrode member for a body is provided. The electrode member includes a first sheet member having at least one hole formed therein, at least one second sheet member respectively disposed in the at least one hole, at least one metal contact point disposed on the first sheet member, and at least one electrode respectively disposed on the at least one second sheet member.07-05-2012
20130085359FLEXIBLE MICROELECTRODE FOR DETECTING NEURAL SIGNALS AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A flexible microelectrode for detecting neural signals and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. The method comprises steps: growing a graphene electrode layer on a temporary substrate; growing a flexible substrate on the graphene electrode layer and patterning the flexible substrate; removing the temporary substrate but preserving the graphene electrode layer and the flexible substrate to form an electrode body; and using an insulating layer to wrap the electrode body but exposing a bio-electrode end to contact a living body and detect the signals thereof. The graphene electrode layer features high electric conductivity, high biocompatibility and low noise. The flexible substrate is bendable. Thus is improved the adherence of the skin tissue to the bio-electrode end and decreased the likelihood of skin inflammation.04-04-2013
20090247858"BULLS-EYE" SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY - A flexible, surface electromyographic electrode apparatus is provided for use on a surface of biological tissue to measure bio-electric signals thereof. The electrode apparatus includes a conductive signal electrode device having a signal contact adapted to directly contact the surface of the biological tissue, and a signal transmission portion electrically coupled to the signal contact. A conductive ground electrode device of the electrode apparatus includes a ground contact that is adapted directly contact the surface of the biological tissue. A ground transmission portion of the ground electrode device is electrically coupled to the ground contact. The ground contact is disposed substantially about the signal contact so as to substantially surround a peripheral edge of the signal contact when both are in contact with the tissue surface. An insulation washer device is further disposed between the signal contact and the ground contact to substantially prevent conductive contact therebetween.10-01-2009
20130060115SHIELDED BIOMEDICAL ELECTRODE PATCH - A biomedical electrode patch having improved resistance to capacitive coupling to extraneous electric fields. The patch includes a conductive shield and a contact portion formed on an upper surface thereof The contact portion extends through the film layer and contacts an electrode formed of a material suitable for conducting electrical signals from a patient. Conductive traces formed on the lower surface of the tab extend to contact pads. A nonconductive layer is printed over the traces and can have a shield formed thereon.03-07-2013
20080262336Physiological Signal Detection Module, Multi-Channel Connector Module and Physiological Signal Detection Apparatus Using the Same - Provided is a physiological signal detection module which has a heating member and a multi-channel connector. The heating member maintains an electrode's contact with a user skin at a constant temperature, and the multi-channel connector module for electrical connection transmits the physiological signal to an external physiological signal detection apparatus. It is possible to prevent the skin from being directly contacted with the electrode in the cold state and have a less impact given by a change of the impedance due to a skin temperature based on the change of the season and external temperature, so that the stable physiological signal can be detected without distortion.10-23-2008
20110021899CONDUCTIVE POLYMER COATINGS - An electrically conductive coating composition that includes a polymeric mixture, an electrically conductive material dispersed within the polymeric mixture and, optionally, one or more bioactive agents is described.01-27-2011
20120116198ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT WITH REDUCED MOTION ARTIFACTS - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method (05-10-2012
20100041972APPARATUS AND METHODS - The invention relates to a multi-electrode array comprising a plurality of electrodes, the electrodes being spaced apart from each other by spacer means, the electrodes being secured to the spacer means, the spacer means being encapsulated within a housing. The invention also relates to an implantable device comprising a multi-electrode array of the invention, a method of manufacturing electrodes for use in an array of the invention and a method for manufacturing a multi-electrode array of the invention. The invention also relates to a method for monitoring the effect of a test substance on a biological tissue using a multi-electrode array of the invention.02-18-2010
20090012380DEFORMABLE PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR - A sensor for measuring physiological characteristics is provided that includes a circuit assembly and a means of deforming the sensor to a desired shape of small radius compound curvature. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a deformable layer configured to conform and maintain a shape of a surface on which the sensor is applied.01-08-2009
20110028819MEDICAL SENSOR DEVICE - Electromyographic and mechanomyographic parameters of a patient are detected accurately with few artifacts in a medical sensor device (02-03-2011
20090253975ECG monitoring electrode - A self-prepping ECG electrode assembly is provided. The electrode assembly includes an electrode element, an electrode stud, an abrasive member, an electrolyte gel, a cover member and a securing member. The electrode element and electrode stud are adapted to be rotatable within the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly may be used with a drive tool. The electrode assembly may be placed on the skin of a patient. The skin of the patient may be prepped for an ECG by inserting the drive tool into a bore formed in the electrode stud and turning the drive tool to achieve an oscillating rotation. In this manner the abrasive pad preps the patient's skin for the ECG procedure.10-08-2009
20110295097FETAL ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND FETAL ELECTRODE - An electrode assembly comprising a fetal electrode (12-01-2011
20090099439SURGICALLY IMPLANTABLE ELECTRODES - The present inventions provide for paddle lead electrodes that are capable of performing peripheral nerve stimulation, thereby modulating, controlling and/or reducing neuropathic pain in a patient, that are also surgically implantable, and that will remain fixed in place at the site of implantation when in use. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the electrodes of the present inventions are capable of being surgically implanted underneath a sheath of protective connective tissue that covers electrically excitable tissues and are adapted to electrically stimulate those tissues. Electrodes contemplated by embodiments of the present inventions are particularly well suited for perineurial implantation. Embodiments of the present inventions include methods of use associated with the electrodes.04-16-2009
20090292192MULTI-CONDUCTOR CONNECTION DEVICE FOR A MEDICAL SENSOR - An electrode assembly is provided. The electrode assembly is arranged for receiving a connector. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a bridge member extending between the first and second electrodes. The bridge member includes a first conductive trace extending from the first electrode, and a second conductive trace extending from the second electrode.11-26-2009
20110270064Method and Apparatus for Acquiring Physiological Data - A method and apparatus for the collection of physiological data from a patient is disclosed herein. An electrode assembly comprises an external label identifying an anatomical location and an electrode identifying circuitry that produces a signal indicative of the anatomical location to which the electrode assembly is to be attached. The electrode assembly transmits both the collected physiological signal and the identification signal to a data monitor for collection and processing physiological data.11-03-2011
20080249389Electrode lead set for measuring physiologic information - An electrode lead set is provided for electrical connection to a body. The electrode lead set includes a flexible substrate core extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a plurality of branch end portions that are each configured to hold an electrode. The substrate core is separable into a plurality of branches that are each joined to adjacent branches by a separable interface prior to separation. Each of the plurality of branches includes a corresponding one of the branch end portions. Prior to separation, the plurality of branches are configured such that the branch end portions are maintained in an array at the distal end portion of the substrate core. An electrically conductive pathway extends along each branch from the corresponding branch end portion toward the proximal end portion of the substrate core.10-09-2008
20080249390Electrode lead set for measuring physiologic information - An electrode lead set is provided for electrical connection to a body. The electrode lead set includes a flexible ribbonized cable core extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a plurality of branch end portions that are each configured to hold an electrode. The flexible ribbonized cable core is separable into a plurality of branches that are each joined to adjacent branches by a separable interface prior to separation. Each of the plurality of branches includes a corresponding one of the branch end portions. Each of the plurality of branches includes a generally planar ribbon conductor extending along the corresponding branch from the proximal end portion of the ribbonized cable core to the corresponding branch end portion.10-09-2008
20080312520METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA - A method and apparatus for the collection of physiological data from a patient is disclosed herein. An electrode assembly comprises an external label identifying an anatomical location and an electrode identifying circuitry that produces a signal indicative of the anatomical location to which the electrode assembly is to be attached. The electrode assembly transmits both the collected physiological signal and the identification signal to a data monitor for collection and processing physiological data.12-18-2008
20080262335Skin screw electrode - Electrodes providing excellent recording and physical stability. The present invention encompasses electrodes that include a plurality of small teeth that possess a novel design shape and orientation. The shallow and relatively long teeth preferably run parallel to the rim of the electrode that presses against the patient's skin. When the electrode is twisted onto skin, the tiny teeth penetrate the stratum corneum and move nearly horizontally under the stratum corneum, thus anchoring the electrode securely to the skin. The electrodes of the present invention cause minimal discomfort to the patient since the small teeth do not extend to the pain fibers which are located in deeper layers of the skin. The electrodes may house a wide diversity of electronic components to enable numerous experimental and medical implementations. The electrodes the present invention may also be used wirelessly either singularly or as an array so that no electrode leads extend away from the patients body. The electrodes of the present invention may be fabricated using precision photo-chemical etching techniques that are well known in the art. The present invention also includes an electrode installation device that preferably employs the electrodes of the present invention.10-23-2008
20080287767Biometric Sensor - A bio metric sensor device (11-20-2008
20110208028DEVICE FOR MEASURING IMPEDANCE OF BIOLOGIC TISSUES - A device for measuring impedance of biological tissue may include a pair of electrodes for contacting the biological tissue, and a drive circuit coupled to the pair of electrodes and configured to drive an alternating current (AC) through the biological tissue and to sense an AC voltage. The AC voltage is towards a reference voltage on at least one of the pair of electrodes. The device may include at least one single-ended amplitude modulation (AM) demodulator configured to demodulate the AC voltage and to generate a corresponding baseband voltage representing the impedance, and an output circuit configured to generate output signals representative of DC and AC components of the baseband voltage.08-25-2011
20090143663Pulmonary Monitoring System - A method of monitoring pulmonary oedema in a subject using a processing system. The method includes, determining a measured impedance value for at least two body segments, at least one of the body segments being a thoracic cavity segment. For each body segment, the measured impedance values are used to determine an index, which is in turn used to determine the presence, absence or degree of pulmonary oedema using the determined indices.06-04-2009
20110230745Motion Artifact Rejection Microelectrode - An electrode system for the measurement of biopotential signals includes a substrate. A microelectrode is coupled to the substrate. An accelerometer is coupled to the substrate. A biopotential amplifier is electrically coupled to the microelectrode and acceleration measurement circuit is electrically coupled to the accelerometer. A method of measuring a biopotential from a patient includes sensing a biopotential with a microelectrode. The biopotential is amplified with an amplifier in electrical communication with the microelectrode. A movement of the electrode is sensed with an accelerometer integrated with the electrode substrate. The sensed biopotential and the sensed movement are provided to an electronic controller. Portions of the sensed biopotential that correspond to sensed movement are identified as artifact contaminated portions.09-22-2011
20090240131Intra-Body Communication (IBC) Device And A Method Of Implementing The IBC Device - The present invention relates to an intra-body communication (IBC) device and a method of implementing the IBC device. The IBC device is fabricated as a system-on-a-chip (SOC) and comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, an IBC module and a biomedical chip. The first electrode is connected to a patient's skin. The second electrode is connected to the patient's skin. The IBC module is connected to the first electrode and comprises a wireless communication device. The biomedical chip is connected to the second electrode and communicates with the IBC module through the patient's skin to receive external commands and transmit sensed biomedical parameters to a faraway location.09-24-2009
20100274113ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM - The invention provides an electrophysiological analysis system, in particular for detecting pathological states. This system comprises: electrodes intended to be placed in different regions of the body that are well away from each other; an adjustable DC voltage source for generating successive DC voltage pulses varying in magnitude from one pulse to another, the duration of the pulses being equal to or greater than about 0.2 seconds; a switching circuit for selectively connecting a pair of active electrodes to the voltage source and for connecting at least one other high-impedance electrode; and a measurement circuit for recording data representative of the current in the active electrodes and potentials on at least certain high-impedance connected electrodes in response to the application of said pulses. The range of voltages covered causes, from one pulse to another, the appearance or disappearance of electrochemical phenomena in the vicinity of the active electrodes.10-28-2010
20090281408Dry Electrode Device and Method of Assembly - An electrode set is disclosed that has two separable parts including an assembled base with printed circuit board basement, biasing member and top cover and an electrode. The basement and top cover may be made by metal or conductive material.11-12-2009
20110060206Device for determining body functions - A device for determining one or multiple body functions of a person includes at least one body function sensor, an electronic unit, and a fixing arrangement for detachably fastening the device to the body of the person. The electronic unit includes a first film having a printed conductor structure, at least one electronic component situated on the first film and contacting the printed conductor structure, and a second film. To encapsulate the electronic component, the second film is laminated onto the side of the first film on which the electronic component is situated.03-10-2011
20100240980Wan-Based Remote Mobile Monitoring Method And Device Of Electrophysiological Data - A WAN-based remote mobile monitoring method and device of electrophysiological data, including microprocessor circuit, electrophysiological signal sampling processing circuit, data storage circuit, image liquid crystal circuit, real-time clock, emergent calling circuit, working power supply management circuit, wireless network interface circuit, USB interface circuit, etc, has the in-built binding IP address of the remote electrophysiological data monitoring server, TCP/IP protocol, PPP protocol and BlueTooth protocol. Application controls self-adaptive analysis computing, exception event warning and alarming privilege graded setting, event data package combination, network digital communication, data storage circuit area management, safety information data storage management and remote emergent calling of the remote mobile monitoring devices. It can have access to Internet in motion and roaming access to Internet by inter-network switch, and have access to the exterior networks wirelessly including Internet, LAN, ADSL, VDSL, ISDN, etc, for digital communication with the remote electrophysiological data monitoring server.09-23-2010
20100160762SENSORS - A two-part sensor (06-24-2010
20100222661JOINING OF SENSOR GUIDE WIRE - There is a sensor guide wire (09-02-2010
20090076363Adherent Device with Multiple Physiological Sensors - An adherent device to monitor a patient for an extended period comprises a breathable tape. The breathable tape comprises a porous material with an adhesive coating to adhere the breathable tape to a skin of the patient. At least one electrode is affixed to the breathable tape and capable of electrically coupling to a skin of the patient. A printed circuit board is connected to the breathable tape to support the printed circuit board with the breathable tape when the tape is adhered to the patient. Electronic components electrically are connected to the printed circuit board and coupled to the at least one electrode to measure physiologic signals of the patient. A breathable cover and/or an electronics housing is disposed over the circuit board and electronic components and connected to at least one of the electronics components, the printed circuit board or the breathable tape.03-19-2009
20090076362Electrode Structure - An electrode structure includes at least one pair of electrode units, and at least one electrode unit including a fabric component for a skin contact. The fabric component is electrically connectable to an electric circuit of a user-specific performance monitor system.03-19-2009
20120143028VITAL SIGN MEASUREMENT ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A vital sign measurement robot which automatically measures vital signs, and a control method thereof. The vital sign measurement robot includes an input unit to receive vital sign measurement instructions, an image recognition unit to detect a distance between the robot and a person, vital signs of whom are to be measured, and a measurement portion of the body of the person, when the vital sign measurement instructions are received, a control unit to move electrodes provided on hands so as to locate the electrodes at the measurement portion of the body of the person, when the distance between the robot and the person and the measurement portion of the body of the person are detected, and a vital sign measurement unit to measure a vital sign, when the electrodes are located at the measurement portion of the body of the person.06-07-2012
20100198038ELECTRODE SHEET AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODE SHEET - [Problem to be Solved] To provide an electrode sheet which has ensured electroconductivity of a wiring layer. 08-05-2010
20090105574MAGNETIC ELECTRODE DEVICE AND AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH DETECTING METHOD THEREOF - A magnetic electrode device and it further provides a method of CEG detection and record by the use of the said electrode device.04-23-2009
20090105575BIO-SENSING SYSTEM, MICRO-SENSING ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A micro-sensing element includes a substrate, a micro-sensing structure and a covering material. The micro-sensing structure has a plurality of conductive channels disposed on the substrate. Each conductive channel includes a sensing part, a conductive wire and an electrode. The sensing part is electrically connected with the electrode through the conductive wire. The covering material covers the substrate and the conductive wires, and each of the sensing parts and each of the electrodes are exposed out of the covering material. A bio-sensing system and a manufacturing method of the micro-sensing element are also disclosed.04-23-2009
20100317954CONDUCTIVE ELASTIC BAND - Provided is a conductive elastic band that can obtain vital information in smart clothes, wearable computers, or bio-shirts, can transfer the obtained vital information externally through a communication network, and can be applied to various kinds of fabrics and clothes while maintaining conductivity and flexibility in shape. The conductive elastic band includes a front surface in contact with the user including a conductive portion having a fabric electrode and a non-conductive portion weaved with general fibers, a non-conductive rear surface weaved with the general fibers and elastic warps located between the front surface and the rear surface.12-16-2010
20110125000METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR AUTHENTICATING A PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR, A SENSOR SYSTEM, A PATIENT MONITOR, AND A PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR - A mechanism for authenticating a physiological sensor is disclosed. When a sensor is connected to a monitor, the monitor examines whether a first sensor-specific usage identifier of the connected sensor is consistent with a second sensor-specific usage identifier thereof. The first and second sensor-specific usage identifiers are indicative of the cumulative usage of the connected sensor, but may nevertheless be unequal. The first sensor-specific usage identifier is maintained in the sensor and the second sensor-specific usage identifier in a host memory external to the sensor. The use of the connected sensor is allowed when the examining indicates that the said two identifiers of the connected sensor are consistent, and rejected when the identifiers are inconsistent. The two identifiers are further updated in response to the use of the connected sensor in the patient monitor, thereby to keep the said identifiers consistent and updated for a subsequent use attempt of the sensor.05-26-2011
20110245643STEERING WHEEL WITH HAND SENSORS - The invention relates to a steering wheel for a vehicle can include a sensor assembly mounted in the steering wheel. The sensor assembly can include an electrode configured to measure a biological parameter of a driver of the vehicle. In invention further relates to a sensor assembly for a steering wheel. The sensor assembly can include an electrode configured to measure a biological parameter of a driver of the vehicle. The sensor assembly can be configured to be mounted in the steering wheel.10-06-2011
201101250013D MICROELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME - The present invention discloses a method for assembling a 3D microelectrode structure. Firstly, 2D microelectrode arrays are stacked to form a 3D microelectrode array via an auxiliary tool. Then, the 3D microelectrode array is assembled to a carrier chip to form a 3D microelectrode structure. The present invention uses an identical auxiliary tool to assemble various types of 2D microelectrode arrays having different shapes of probes to the same carrier chip. Therefore, the method of the present invention increases the design flexibility of probes. The present invention also discloses a 3D microelectrode structure, which is fabricated according to the method of the present invention and used to perform 3D measurement of biological tissues.05-26-2011
20110077497BIOMEDICAL SENSOR SYSTEM - A biomedical sensor system. The system can include a sensor adapted to create a signal based on a physiological characteristic from a subject, and a hub adapted to receive the signal from the sensor. The signal can include at least one of an electromagnetic signal, an electrical signal, an acoustic signal, a mechanical signal, a thermal signal, and a chemical signal. The system can further include a connector adapted to couple the sensor and the hub, the connector having a variable length, such that the sensor and the hub can be positioned a variable distance apart by changing the length of the connector. The connector can be adapted to provide a pathway between the sensor and the hub for the signal. A method of applying a biomedical sensor system to a subject can include changing the length of the variable-length connector to provide an appropriate distance between the sensor and the hub, and coupling the sensor to the subject.03-31-2011
20110245644INTEGRATED TANK FILTER FOR A MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC DEVICE - A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are selected such that the TANK filter is resonant at a selected frequency. The Q of the inductor may be relatively maximized and the Q of the capacitor may be relatively minimized to reduce the overall Q of the TANK filter to attenuate current flow through the lead wire along a range of selected frequencies. In a preferred form, the TANK filter is integrated into a TIP and/or RING electrode for an active implantable medical device.10-06-2011
20110152659BIOMEDICAL ELECTRIC WAVE SENSOR - A biomedical electric wave sensor includes a base, a central pole, a dry electrode, a case, and a plurality of ribs. When the central pole lowers down, the ribs radiate and expand outward to push aside the hair of a subject, and the dry electrode exposes from the case and contacts the skin of the subject to measure a physiological electric wave signal from the subject. The present invention may overcome the intervention problem caused by hair and achieve the measurement of biomedical electric wave signal.06-23-2011
20120150008ELECTRODE WITH REDUNDANT IMPEDANCE REDUCTION - An electrode assembly that includes an electrically conductive layer, a first impedance reduction system, and a second impedance reduction system. The electrically conductive layer forms an electrode portion of the electrode assembly and a first surface to be placed adjacent a person's skin. The first impedance reduction system is configured to dispense a first amount of an electrically conductive gel onto the first surface of the electrically conductive layer in response to a first activation signal. The second impedance reduction system is configured to dispense a second amount of the electrically conductive gel onto the first surface of the electrically conductive layer in response to a second activation signal.06-14-2012
20100004524SENSOR - A sensor for sensing physiological signal from outside the human body, said sensor comprising an electrode for abutment against the skin; and a transmission conductor electrically connected to said electrode, said transmission conductor formed from a flexible material, wherein in use a substrate is disposed between the skin and said transmission conductor, and said substrate is permeable to moisture and air thereby exposing said transmission conductor to said moisture.01-07-2010
20110054286Expandable Electrode Pad - An expandable electrode pad having a flexible and stretchable base member that may be either expanded or compressed to provide proper positioning for a plurality of electrode distal contacts. Portions of the base member may have perforations that allow one or more sections of the base member to be separated and positioned a greater, non-stretchable distance away from the remaining strip of distal contacts. Additionally, the circuit body may comprise a distal cut zone that provides for freedom of movement of the plurality of distal contacts and a proximal perforated zone that eliminates lead wire entanglements while also allowing for the tearing of perforations between adjacent conductive circuits when a greater reach is required for the proper placement of a distal contact.03-03-2011
20110118581ELECTRODE ASSEMBLIES AND BRUXISM MONITORING APPARATUS - The invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring muscle activity related to bruxism, said apparatus comprising:—an electrode assembly for providing signals indicative of said muscle activity, means for processing said signals in order to detect said bruxism, and means for providing a feedback signal in response to detecting said bruxism; wherein said electrode assembly comprises three electrodes in a fixed spatial relationship one to another, each electrode having a contact area for electrical connection with the skin which is spaced from the contact area of each other electrode in the electrode assembly by at least 2 mm, the maximum distance from an edge of one electrode contact area to the furthest edge of the furthest away of the other electrode contact areas being not greater than 60 mm.05-19-2011
20090171180METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING WEARABLE SENSORS - A mobile device may use near field communication (NFC) technology to configuration a generic pool of wearable, wireless sensors that may occupy different physical locations on an end user s body. The wearable sensors have an embedded NFC tag in them such, that a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, with an NFC capability may be used to configure sensors in the field so that it recognizes which sensor is connected to which body part. Such a system may be used for example to monitor and report on the user's daily physical activity patterns or be used for video gaming applications where the user's physical movements are detected and utilized to control the game.07-02-2009
20110190615ELECTRODE PATCH MONITORING DEVICE - An electrode patch monitoring device that enables fast and accurate application is described. According to some embodiments, the electrode patch monitoring device comprises an array of electrodes for monitoring bioelectrical data that are formed on a flexible substrate. The electrode patch monitoring device may be available in a plurality of sizes, and various methods are provided for selecting an appropriate size according to the physiology of a patient. Methods for applying the electrode patch monitoring device to the patient's body are also provided.08-04-2011
20120071743SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING AND OPTIMIZING MUSCULAR PERFORMANCE - System for monitoring muscle data can include one or more fully flexible sensor patches having sensor modules configured to sense muscle data, data processing modules, transmitter modules configured to transmit the muscle data, and a microcontroller configured to control the modules on one patch side and an adhesive layer on the other patch side; a wearable mobile hub having one or more of a receiver, transmitter, and/or transceiver module configured to be operably coupled with the one or more sensor patches so as to receive muscle data therefrom and a muscle data processing unit configured to process the received muscle data, and one or more user feedback interfaces to provide processed muscle data to the one or more user feedback interfaces; and a base station configured for receiving, storing, and analyzing the muscle data for one subject received from the mobile hub in comparison with one or more other subjects.03-22-2012
20100168547UNIVERSAL DIN LEADWIRE SYSTEM FOR USE WITH EKG AND ECG PATIENT MONITORING AND EVENT RECORDING INSTRUMENTS - A universal DIN leadwire system including adapters and a leadwire combiner that is configurable for use with EKG and ECG monitoring and event recording equipment having specially configured yoke assemblies is disclosed. Disposable standardized DIN leadwire subassemblies are provided such that leadwires are always immediately available for use with virtually any EKG and ECG monitoring and event recording equipment found in the health care field. Individual DIN leadwires are combined and electrically connected to a combiner. The combiner includes a connectable end having projecting electrical connectors fabricated in conformance with acceptable electrical standards for such equipment. Various adapters provide an interface between the universal combiner and a specific make and/or model of EKG or ECG monitoring and/or event recording instrument. Each adapter has an end configured for mating electrical connection with the universal combiner leadwire subassembly. Each adapter further includes an opposing end having projecting electrical connectors that have been configured by size, shape, number, key configuration, location etc. for mating engagement with the yoke assembly of a particular make or model EKG or ECG monitoring and/or event recording instrument.07-01-2010
20110306860Band Stop Filter Employing a Capacitor and an Inductor Tank Circuit to Enhance MRI Compatibility of Active Medical Devices - A band stop filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The band stop filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are selected such that the band stop filter is resonant at a selected frequency. The Q of the inductor may be relatively maximized and the Q of the capacitor may be relatively minimized to reduce the overall Q of the band stop filter to attenuate current flow through the lead wire along a range of selected frequencies. In a preferred form, the band stop filter is integrated into a TIP and/or RING electrode for an active implantable medical device.12-15-2011
20090043185BIOMEDICAL SURFACE ELECTRODE - A flexible biomedical surface electrode comprises an insulating substrate (02-12-2009
20120041292ELECTRODE FOR A LIVING BODY AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING A BIO-SIGNAL - Provided are an electrode for a living body and a device for detecting bio-signals using the electrode. The electrode includes an insulation sheet that has at least one via hole, an electrode unit formed in the at least one via hole, and a guiding unit for guiding the attachment of a signal processing unit.02-16-2012
20090253974Use of tools, mapping systems, catheters, electrodes or any devices targeting any autonomic nerve(s) structure(s) in the human heart for the diagnostic, treatment and/or prevention of the recurrence of cardiac arrhythmias. - Treatment of atrial fibrillation, targeting the triggering autonomic nerve structures have been shown high efficacy for converting to a sinus rhythm state. However, the efficacy is limited to a short time (<3 months) with a high degree of recurrence of atrial arrhythmias. The recurrence rate was directly correlated to the time of follow-up which would support the role of the autonomic nerve regenerative (or re-establishment) activities for the incidence of the recurrence of atrial arrhythmias (ex. persistent atrial fibrillation). Furthermore, the recurrence degree of atrial fibrillation has not been shown any statistically significant difference between any of the currently used methods within any targeted area. Therefore, the long term inefficacy matter could be related either to the existing technologies or to their uses. The autonomic nerve’ rotors which had triggered first the occurrence of atrial fibrillation would be regenerated its primary activities over time and therefore, triggering again their recurrence.10-08-2009
20110166434SYSTEM FOR SENSING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS07-07-2011
20120157807BIOMEDICAL SENSOR - A biomedical sensor is provided. The biomedical sensor comprises a printed bio-potential electrode on the biomedical sheet sensor configured to provide an electrical contact with a surface to be measured, and a bi-stable printed electronic ink indicator provided on the biomedical sheet sensor and configured to indicate a loose contact of a bio-potential electrode operation by switching the color of the bi-stable indicator from a first color to a second color when a loose contact is detected.06-21-2012
20110105875BIOMEDICAL SENSING METHODS EMPLOYING HYDRO-INSENSITIVE ALTERNATING CURRENT RESPONSIVE COMPOSITES - A method is disclosed of detecting a bioelectrical signal from a subject. The method includes the steps of applying a composite material to a subject wherein the composite material includes a polymeric material and a polar material that is substantially dispersed within the polymeric material; coupling monitoring equipment to the second side of the composite material; permitting the polar material within the polymeric material to respond to the bioelectrical signal within the subject; and detecting a responsive electrical signal from the composite material that is representative of the bioelectrical signal. The polar material exhibits molecular compatibility with the polymeric material such that the polar material neither blooms to a surface of the polymeric material nor crystallizes within the polymeric material, and the composite material has a first side for contacting the subject and a second side.05-05-2011
20110105874METHOD FOR MEASURING BODY PARAMETERS - A system comprises a capacitive sensing unit for capturing an electrophysiological signal from a body part. The capacitive sensing unit includes a first electrode plate that forms a capacitor with the body part. Motion of the electrode plate with respect to the body part may be detected by a motion sensitive unit mechanically coupled to the capacitive sensing unit. The motion sensitive unit detects motion by self-mixing interferometry. Then, a processing unit rejects the electrophysiological signal if a great displacement of the electrode plate is detected.05-05-2011
20090030298Sensor mounting system - A sensor mounting system includes a rigid main body portion defining a housing within which is mounted a compression element. In use, the compression element provides a predetermined biasing force to force a sensor against the skin of a subject. A secondary support structure provides an adjustable biasing force to retain the main body portion against the subject. Alternatively, the main body portion may be mounted to a rigid pod with one or more secondary compression elements, with the pod itself retained against the subject. An interface layer extending from the main body portion provides a cushion to improve the comfort of the subject. The interface layer and sensor interface elements may be in the form of fingers to increase contact of the sensor with a selected portion of the subject.01-29-2009
20130012799PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION ACQUISITION METHOD - A portable terminal device comprises a case 01-10-2013
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20100022864SKIN PREPARATION DEVICE AND BIOPOTENTIAL SENSOR - The skin preparation device and sensor of the present invention include an array of rigid tines. The tines serve to “self-prepare” the skin at each electrode site. These tines, when pressed against the skin, penetrate the stratum corneum, thereby reducing skin impedance and improving signal quality. A self-prepping device of the present invention is an optimized array of short non-conductive rigid tines in which the individual tines are created in a geometry that allows for a sharp point at the tip when molding, machining or etching is used as a method of fabrication. This non-conductive array with rigid penetrating structures may, therefore, be used in combination with a conductive medium, preferably an ionic conductive gel. In penetrating the stratum corneum, micro-conduits are created in the layers of the skin enabling the conductive medium to reach the low impedance layers and to transmit bioelectrical signals from the skin to the electrode surface. Such a self-prepping device can be readily mass produced using molding methods or possibly other manufacturing methods, thereby providing for a low cost means of achieving improved performance of the biopotential sensor. Additionally this invention includes the integration of this self-prepping device into a biopotential sensor comprising an array of one or more electrodes.01-28-2010
20110295096Method and system for electrode impedance measurement - The present invention relates to measuring electrical impedance, and particularly to measuring impedance of electrodes used to acquire physiological signals. The measurement of electrode impedance is typically performed to ensure proper electrode-to-skin contact, and thus verify the quality of the acquired signals. Electrode-to-skin contact impedance has also clinical utility for monitoring, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment, as it can be used to measure skin conductivity, which is function of physiological processes. The present invention relates in particular to a substantially continuous method for performing such measurement. The measurement is performed in such a way that it does not affect the bioband, the range (or ranges) of frequencies that contains components used for diagnostic, prognostic, triage, and/or treatment purposes. The present invention therefore performs this impedance measurement without affecting the physiological signal while allowing for uninterrupted monitoring of said signal.12-01-2011
20080228059ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR AN IN-BODY MULTI-CONTACT MEDICAL ELECTRODE DEVICE - An improved electrical connector for connecting a multi-contact medical electrode device with a plural-contact tail. Having a tail-receiving first elongate member with a tail-receiving void and a second elongate member. The second elongate member has a nesting surface and an array of electrical conductors which are spring-loaded pin plunger devices. The spring-loaded pin plunger devices having movable pins that project into and at least partially, preferably halfway, across and into the tail-receiving void. The device is configured such that the spring-loaded pin plunger devices extend at an angle substantially parallel to the movement of the tail-receiving void at the point the pin tips enter therein. The distal end of the second elongate member has an opening through which a multi-wire electrical cable extends. The second elongate member also has a channel in alignment with the opening that has therein the multiple wires of the electrical cable.09-18-2008
20080221422SENSOR MEASUREMENT SYSTEM HAVING A MODULAR ELECTRODE ARRAY AND METHOD THEREFOR - A method for implementing a sensor measurement system is disclosed herein. The method includes providing a plurality of generally identical modular sensor arrays each having a single array connector, applying two of the plurality of modular sensor arrays to a patient such that the two modular sensor arrays can receive biopotential signals from the patient, and coupling the array connector of each of the two modular sensor arrays with a monitor such that the two modular sensor arrays can transmit the biopotential signals to the monitor and the monitor can convey information pertaining to the biopotential signals in a selectable form. A corresponding sensor measurement system is also provided.09-11-2008
20130131481Electrode and a Method for Determining Electrical Biopotentials - A set of electrodes suitable for being attached to the skin of an animal or human being at locations normally used for attaching single- lead electrodes with a single sensor point. The electrodes of the set of electrodes have at least three sensors arranged to define two linearly independent directions, which allows sensing corresponding electrical potential differences in the two directions. Signals representing sensed potential differences can be transmitted wirelessly or via conductors to a processing apparatus for being transformed into electrical potentials that approximate traditional potentials obtained with wired single-sensor electrodes. A method is also presented.05-23-2013
20110313268Clinician programmer system and method for steering volumes of activation - A system and method for selection of stimulation parameters for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) may include a processor that displays in a display device and in relation to a displayed model of a leadwire including model electrodes, a current field corresponding to a first stimulation parameter set, provides a user interface for receipt of user input representing a shift of the current field, in response to the user input, moves, in the display device, the current field with respect to the displayed model, determines a second stimulation parameter set that results in the moved current field, and outputs the second stimulation parameter set and/or sets a stimulation device with the second stimulation parameter set, where the stimulation device is configured for performing a stimulation using the leadwire in accordance with the second stimulation parameter set.12-22-2011
20130190586Multi-Terminal Nanoelectrode Array - An electrode for monitoring nerve activity has been developed. The electrode includes an array of electrically conductive projections extending from a surface of an electrical contact that enable the electrical contact to be connected directly to the nerve.07-25-2013

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