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Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California Patents
Assignee:
Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
Address:
Los Angeles, CA
No. of patents:
28
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8249697 Cardiac output monitor with compensation for tissue perfusion August 21, 2012
A non-invasive system and method for determination of cardiac output and blood volume of a patient includes compensating for a change in the fluorescence of an indicator circulating in the bloodstream of a tissue or organ that is caused by a variation of the blood content at the site
8082016 Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution December 20, 2011
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection and calibration methods are disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emissions patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, ca
7611470 Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution November 3, 2009
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection methods is disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emissions patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, cardiac index, bloo
7590437 Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution September 15, 2009
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection methods is disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emissions patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, cardiac index, bloo
7555347 Identification of target site for implantation of a microstimulator June 30, 2009
Devices and methods for locating a target site for the electrical stimulation of muscles are disclosed. The intensity of a search stimulus is varied continuously near the threshold to evoke an M-wave recorded by EMG electrodes. A feedback signal allows the clinician to judge when the
7534207 Implantable device with sensors for differential monitoring of internal condition May 19, 2009
The present invention is directed to implantable devices and systems for the differential monitoring the condition of the tissue or fluid emitted from the site in proximity to the implants. The invention may also include modifications of the implantable device to stabilize or immobil
7474906 Method for dye injection for the transcutaneous measurement of cardiac output January 6, 2009
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection and calibration methods are disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emissions patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, ca
7419483 Surgical drain with positioning and protective features September 2, 2008
The present invention is directed to devices and methods of using a surgical drain, and more particularly to a surgical drain having at least one sensor for monitoring and/or recording the condition of the anatomical site or fluid emitted from the site where the surgical drain is pla
7322971 Surgical drain with sensors for monitoring internal tissue condition by transmittance January 29, 2008
Devices and methods of using a surgical drain, and more particularly a surgical drain having at least one sensor for monitoring and/or recording the condition of the anatomical site or fluid emitted from the site where the surgical drain is placed. Modifications may be made to the surgic
7277749 Treatments for snoring using injectable neuromuscular stimulators October 2, 2007
Many individuals generate excessively loud snoring during their sleep, often to the point where others cannot tolerate sleeping in the same room with them. Most cases of snoring are caused by excessive bulk and flaccidity of soft tissues of the palate and uvula that vibrate as air fl
7264616 Method of utilizing a surgical drain with sensors for monitoring internal tissue condition September 4, 2007
The present invention is directed to devices and methods of using a surgical drain, and more particularly to a surgical drain having at least one sensor for monitoring and/or recording the condition of the anatomical site or fluid emitted from the site where the surgical drain is pla
7264592 Scanning devices for three-dimensional ultrasound mammography September 4, 2007
A breast tomography scanner including a stationary chamber configured to hold fluid, a movable chamber within the stationary chamber configured to hold fluid, and breast scanning apparatus. Various configurations for housing the ultrasonic transducers are disclosed, along with filling an
7252659 Implanted surgical drain with sensing and transmitting elements for monitoring internal tissue c August 7, 2007
The present invention is directed to devices and methods of using a surgical drain, and more particularly to a surgical drain having at least one sensor for monitoring and/or recording the condition of the anatomical site or fluid emitted from the site where the surgical drain is pla
7241287 Implanted surgical drain with drain holes for monitoring internal tissue condition July 10, 2007
The present invention is directed to devices and methods of using a surgical drain, and more particularly to a surgical drain having at least one sensor for monitoring and/or recording the condition of the anatomical site or fluid emitted from the site where the surgical drain is pla
7213281 Infant safety system May 8, 2007
An infant positioner and positioning system, and methods of use and manufacture, are disclosed for preventing SIDS, plagiocephaly, torticolli, or suffocation from regurgitation. The device and system includes an infant positioner with a concave back support and abdominal support for
7096053 Internal biochemical sensing device August 22, 2006
A biosensing device for detecting biological analytes, and methods of use and manufacture, are disclosed. The device includes a biosensing element that can remain implanted for extended periods of time. The biosensing element is connected to an optical fiber terminating outside of the bo
7094205 High-resolution 3D ultrasonic transmission imaging August 22, 2006
A system for providing high resolution imaging of objects having sub-millimeter dimensions comprised of at least one transmitter, at least one receiver, a coupling chamber, and a processor for recording attenuation and time of flight profiles of the transmitted signals. The signals a
7005935 Switched reactance modulated E-class oscillator February 28, 2006
A modulated Class E oscillator. In one embodiment, the modulated Class E oscillator may achieve high coil currents (about 1A) and voltages (about 500V) with low power components. Current may be injected when the oscillating current in the inductor passes through zero. A detector circ
6937904 System and method for providing recovery from muscle denervation August 30, 2005
Recovery from peripheral nerve and nerve plexus injuries is usually slow and incomplete because the regenerating motor axons often head erroneously toward sensory receptors rather than muscle fibers and because the target muscles atrophy while waiting for the slow process of reinnervatio
6895279 Method and apparatus to treat disorders of gastrointestinal peristalsis May 17, 2005
Many patients suffer from diseases and surgical damage that result in failure of the stomach and intestinal tract to contract and relax normally in order to transfer contents distally. Electrical stimulation applied to one or more sites on the surface of the gastrointestinal viscera can
6889087 Switched reactance modulated E-class oscillator design May 3, 2005
A modulated Class E transmitter is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, the modulated Class E oscillator achieves high coil currents (.about.1 A) and voltages (.about.500V) with low power components by precisely timed injection of current when the oscillating current in the
6887667 Method and apparatus to identify small variations of biomolecules May 3, 2005
Many diseases are related to variations in the genetically specified structure of proteins synthesized by cells. Genetic engineering is now able to identify the structural variations and to introduce new genes to synthesize more healthful proteins, but it is difficult actually to ide
6886692 Windshield packaging system using corrugated box with horizontally-running flutes May 3, 2005
A windshield packaging system that provides effective support for the windshield during substantial vertical drops, protects the windshield against side impacts, is simple in design, requires only modest skill to effectively assemble, protects windshields of different size with the same
6864755 Switched reactance modulated E-class oscillator design March 8, 2005
A modulated Class E transmitter is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, the modulated Class E oscillator achieves high coil currents (.about.1A) and voltages (.about.500V) with low power components by precisely timed injection of current when the oscillating current in the
6776760 Multi-mode processing for ultrasonic imaging August 17, 2004
Systems and methods for obtaining images of body organs or other tissue for each of their multiple characterizing aspects, and for classifying different tissue types within the images according to their characterizing aspects, are disclosed herein. The tissue may be irradiated with an
6757554 Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution June 29, 2004
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection methods is disclosed. Intravascular indicators are stimulated, and emission patterns detected for computation of cardiac output, cardiac index, blood
6658301 Method and apparatus for conditioning muscles during sleep December 2, 2003
A method and apparatus for conditioning muscles during sleep. The apparatus includes microminiature electrical stimulators that are injected into the muscles to be exercised and a system of transmission coils located in or on the mattress of a bed. The transmission coils transmit power a
6658297 Method and apparatus for control of bowel function December 2, 2003
Spinal cord injury and other injuries and diseases of the nervous system often result in the inability to sense the need to empty the rectum or to control the timing of bowel movements. This invention includes microminiature electronic devices implanted on or around the large bowel t

 
 
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