Patent Granted for Pacing Catheter

Posted:January 11, 2016

Pacing catheter with expandable distal end

Abstract
Cardioprotective pacing is applied to prevent and/or reduce cardiac injury associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and revascularization procedure. Pacing pulses are generated from a pacemaker and delivered through one or more pacing electrodes incorporated onto one or more percutaneous transluminal vascular intervention (PTVI) devices during the revascularization procedure. In one embodiment, a PTVI device includes an expandable distal...

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Patent Granted at USPTO

Posted:January 11, 2016

Methods and devices for activating brown adipose tissue using electrical energy

Abstract
Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue (BAT). Generally, the methods and devices can activate BAT to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss. In one embodiment, a medical device is provided that activates BAT by electrically stimulating nerves that activate the BAT and/or electrically stimulating brown...

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Patent Granted at USPTO

Posted:November 6, 2014

I would like to announce a patent granted at the US Patent and Trade Organization.  Patent 8,880,173: Device for providing transdermal electrical stimulation at an adjustable position on a head.

Inventors: Anthony DiUbaldi, Jey Subbaroyan and Tamara C. Baynham

Own Your Horn!

Posted:May 26, 2014

This is graduation season. This marks the beginning of high school and college graduates moving into a new phase of their lives. The graduates will be starting their careers or even moving on to the next level of their education. I offer this piece of advice for those students: Own Your Horn (and blow it)! What do I mean by the statement “Own your own horn”? One of the hardest things for people to do is to talk about their accomplishments. In some cultures it is important to remain humble....

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Patent Granted at USPTO

Posted:April 23, 2014

Obesity therapy and heart rate variability (US 8,696,616) was granted at the USPTO on April 15, 2014. The abstract is as follows:

"Methods and devices are provided for delivering obesity therapy to a patient.  In general, the methods and devices allow for the onset of a patient eating solid food, e.g., the patient beginning a meal, to trigger delivery of an obesity therapy to a patient. The obesity therapy can be delivered to the patient for a limited period of time such that the patient...

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