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2014-379 – The global hearing aid market is a multi-billion dollar industry. Although this industry is lucrative, market penetration is very low, primarily due to high cost and the stigma associated with hearing aids. These barriers limit the number of users that could benefit from hearing assistance technologies. Mayo Clinic investigators have developed a low-cost, non-invasive hearing solution that... Read More
2012-185 – This technology includes a suite of patents which advance text enhancement methods and apparatus for the presentation of text for improved human reading for the electronic medical record (EMR). The method includes extracting text specific attributes from machine readable text and varying the text presentation in accordance with the attributes. Suite of patents include: -US Patent... Read More
2013-100 – Background: This invention creates a digital dash board which is integrated into a monitor within any invasive laboratory. The digital dash board displays real-time information on the patient during the procedure. The dash board also can be used to assess the risk of the patient and safety assessment prior to the procedure.
2012-136 – A patient’s heart rate, systolic blood pressure, Braden Skin Scale (a nursing assessment), arterial oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate are entered into a simple mathematical equation that calculates the patient’s risk of having cardiac arrest, emergency transfer to the ICU, or Rapid Response Team activation in the next 2-12 hours. The calculation is made every time any one of those... Read More
2012-129 – A method to quantify tissue viscoelastic properties in a model-independent way by estimating the complex shear modulus from creep-recovery response and shear wave propagation speed by ultrasound acoustic radiation force. This method uses a formula that converts creep-recovery response in time to frequency domain complex modulus. The shear wave speed is used to calibrate the complex modulus... Read More
2012-073 – Erectile dysfunction (ED) is estimated to affect 20-30% of men between the ages of 40-80 years. In cases of medication-resistant ED, surgical treatment, and especially penile prosthesis implantation is the standard of care. Complications of surgery can include neurovascular and urethral injury, and other tissue damage that can contribute to sub-optimal outcomes. A Mayo Clinic investigator... Read More
2012-010 – A cognitive assessment test that uses a video game to gage performance with real time feedback in a variety of environments: The test will engage the user and give insight to several cognitive metrics that are integrated with physiological metrics under varying conditions of stress, both mental and physical. The ultimate goal is to create a versatile game that assesses the totality of human... Read More
2012-004 – What is envisioned is a system of electrochemical and electrical monitoring coupled with directed stimulation to bypass damaged nerve tissue. The combination of information detection, conversion algorithm and programmed stimulation will provide regeneration of the neural commands. Further it is envisioned that a pump can be added to provide neural modular/growth factors to maintain the nerve... Read More
2011-274 – The invention uses ultrasound to measure the nonlinear mechanical properties of an object including those of biological tissues. This information can be used to detect abnormalities in tissues.
2011-273 – Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control affects millions of people worldwide. An artificial urinary sphincter is one treatment option to restore continence. The basic design of the current artificial urinary sphincter was introduced in the 1980’s and has 3 separate components implanted at 3 separate surgical locations. Mechanical failure or complications often lead to revision or... Read More
2011-218 – “myCare Link” is a program that provides to the patient an interface in which a care plan, an educational package and on-going self-assessment are integrated. The integrating program is delivered/accessed via a mobile device. The program allows the patient to access, longitudinally, the plan of care and education specific to his or her conditions. The care plan, education, and needed... Read More
2010-297 – A single transmission line with a well-defined characteristic impedance may be terminated with a single resistor of the same value as the impedance, thereby eliminating reflections and providing an accurate replica of the input signal at the output. It is much less widely known (but is known as prior art) that, in principle, it is possible to do the same thing with a set of uniform coupled... Read More
2010-296 – Communications between electronic components employ one of a number of signaling schemes. Generally, digital communications use one of two classes of signaling schemes: single-ended or differential signaling. A single-ended signaling channel employs transmission of n-level (typically 2-level) signals through a single signal conductor, using a ground or power conductor as the reference for... Read More
2010-026 – Accelerated MRI: A method is described for improving parallel acquisition along the longitudinal direction.
2009-314 – This disclosure is for a continuation-in-part to US Patent Application No: US 2006/0056310 A1. The original patent application uses only a symmetrical THRU structure for de-embedding. In this disclosure both OPEN and SHORT structures are presented as additional structures that, once measured with a VNA, can yield additional equations.
2009-281 – An ultrasound imaging system transmits a train of pulses along each scan line. The pulses are reflected at various depths and interfaces (objects). In color Doppler mode, the reflected signals from the corresponding scan line and depth correlated frame by frame. A loss of correlation is interpreted as object displacement and indicated by a color overlay. Even if an object does not move... Read More
2009-246 – In a communication system consisting of multiple nodes, optical interconnects and wave-division multiplexing (WDM), this can be used to broadcast the data stream from any one node-receivers using a broadcast element such as a star coupler. “All-in-all” or “many-to-all” nodes can thus be connected for high speed data transfer. At any receiver node, the optical signal contains all of the... Read More
Peritrode Minimally Invasive Cirmcumferential Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Electrode, Anchoring System and Placement Assist Device
2009-175 – An eight contact electrode placed “through the needle"via ultrasound visual guidance. The electrode is able to pass under a target nerve and curve over and reside circumferentially around the nerve in a "cuff” configuration thus facilitating efficient pain management.
2009-078 – This write-up describes a wearable electronic device, referred to as a “Biomedical Platform”, with the capability of collecting and storing within its own structure and data collected from biomedical sensors attached to a human volunteer or patient (or, in appropriate circumstances, on an experimental animal). The unit is “sensor-agnostic”, in that it can collect data from analog sensors... Read More
2008-214 – The present invention is a circuit block used to condition and sample a variety of electrical signals in characterization and system applications. The internal passive circuitry eases characterization of high-speed differential and single-ended applications by providing impedance-matched environment and integrating unique capabilities such as true differential termination, pass-through... Read More
2008-039 – This optical edge connector is designed to meet future board-to-board optical interconnect requirements of orthogonally connected optical printed circuit boards that contain embedded optical communication channels, typically utilized for High Performance Compute Systems. The orthogonal implementation of this design is not found in any commercially available optical connectors. The design... Read More
2007-216 – An adaptive circuit that compensates for phase skew between the true and complement sides of a differential signal.
2007-132 – The test system will automate multi-port VNA S-parameters measurements of printed wiring boards (PWB). The information gathered is automatically evaluated against complex pass/fail criteria and used to grade the signal integrity quality of PWBs.
2007-067 – This disclosure is based on the continuing development of our technique Shearwave Dispersion Ultrasound Vibrometry or SDUV (2004-237 & 2006-088) which non-invasively quantifies tissue stiffness and viscosity with ultrasound. Herein we propose methods to generate and detect larger SDUV motions for in vivo applications. (vibrometry) (SDUV)
2006-245 – This differential test probe was designed to meet the requirements of an automated test system. It has features not found in commercially available test probes. The ruggedness, compliance of all test pins, and the versatility to test more than one signal/ground pattern makes it useful for the automated test system. The mounting of micro probing pins directly in the center of the signal... Read More
A Device to Sense and Modify Daily Standing and Ambulating Time in Humans. STAM (Standing/Ambulating Meter)
2005-091 – Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a device to promote standing & ambulating time as a treatment for obesity and deconditioning. The device is worn on the belt and has two operational modes: i) it measures the time the user spends standing/ambulating per day; and ii) it displays a goal for the user in standing/ambulating minutes per day.
Hardware Prescription: System and Method for Providing Hospital Quality Medical Care for Home-Based and Mobile Patients. (1) Prescription-Customized Medical Hardware, and (2) the Intelligent Medical Cabinet
2005-002 – A “hardware prescription” comprises (a) re-configurable pieces(s) of hardware (including the PCMH, or prescription-customized medical hardware, that is attached in some way to the patient; and the IMC, or intelligent medical cabinet, that doles out the correct amount and types of medicines based on the patient’s progression) that afford(s) the medical care provider flexibility in managing... Read More
2004-286 – This invention is a completely self-contained and encapsulated “package” into which a high power integrated circuit (“chip”) such as an amplifier, or an entire subsystem (such as a radar “transmit-receive” module), can be installed to provide the necessary thermal and electrical environment to assure that the chip or multi-chip subsystem works correctly. The packaging approach not only... Read More
Decrease of Mitral Regurgitation Severity by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy as a Novel Method for Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea and/or Left Ventricular Dysfunction
2004-205 – Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as a novel method for treatment of central sleep apnea.
2004-012 – There are a variety of devices being developed to significantly improve the testing, characterization, and development of differential protocols, equipment, and devices. In essence, these devices provide a way of dealing with differential signals within a laboratory environment.
2003-199 – The invention is an ultra-miniature transceiver technology that allows positioning, data relaying and identification in a very tiny form factor (e.g., “pinhead” size). The transceiver is based on a system-on-a-chip (SOC) design of a radio frequency (RF) transceiver that is combined with a micro-miniature battery and an antenna (or in some cases two antennas). The invention enables... Read More
2003-185 – The invention describes a new algorithm and hardware architecture to compute the fast Fourier transform (FFT). The new algorithm uses a divide and conquer approach to reduce an N point FFT to a plurality of sqrt(N) point FFTs arranged in a pipeline configuration. A new specialized center element joins identical, conventional pipeline FFT units together and provides the necessary control logic... Read More
Transmission Matrix De-embedding/Two-Tier Calibration Methods for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurement
2002-103 – We present a method for performing de-embedding (or equivalently, second-tier calibration) of vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements allowing for very accurate measurement to reference planes beyond those of a first tier calibration. The method has been proven to be useful up to very high frequencies (at least 110 GHz) and eliminates many of the complexities and limitations associated... Read More
Self-Terminating High-Speed Low-Power Logic Transceiver Enabling Compatibility Between CMOS Based Logic Devices of Differing Supply Voltages
1999-056 – A CMOS based digital output buffer circuit and input buffer circuit, with both circuits forming a transceiver pair, is described. The transceiver enables high speed point-to-point digital communication and hence cannot be used for multi-drop digital buses. The transceiver offers many of the features desired of transceivers. These features include: a) Compliance between transmitting devices... Read More