2 posts published in January 2016

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 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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