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Myofunctional Training with Negative Airway Pressure for OSA Treatment During the Day
Background Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly common form of sleep-disordered breathing, with an incidence of 15% in men and 5% in women and characterized by repetitive collapse or obstruction of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. According to the Wisconsin sleep cohort study in the United States, the estimated prevalence of moderate...
Published: 5/23/2023   |   Inventor(s): Suzanne Karan, Denham Ward
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device
Infection and Tampering Prevention of Vascular Access Ports
Background Central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) are deadly health care associated infections (HAI), with reported mortality of 12% to 25%. CLABSI primarily occurs during catheter insertion, access line attachment to the catheter, and/or maintenance of the access line. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines are routinely...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Kathleen Pratt
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device
H-Scan Trajectories and Disease-Specific Imaging
Background Ultrasound imaging is based on the detection and interpretation of scattered ultrasound waves from tissues, and is used worldwide used for diagnostic purposes. Unfortunately, the traditional B-scan imaging technique used in 2D-imaging systems is not able to clearly differentiate fine details of inhomogeneous tissues. Additionally, measurements...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Kevin Parker, Jihye Baek
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device
Noninvasive method for quantification of fat content in the liver
­Background The noninvasive quantification of fat content in the liver is a longstanding goal with major clinical significance. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (steatosis) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease, affecting approximately 25% of the global population, yet options for measuring and monitoring the progression of steatosis have...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Kevin Parker, Juvenal Ormachea Quispe
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device
SHG/Multiphoton System for Cancer Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment Planning
­Background When a patient detects a lump in the breast or a screening mammogram detects a density, a core needle biopsy is performed and the resultant cylinder of tissue is traditionally sectioned, mounted on a slide, H+E stained, and viewed by a pathologist to determine if a patient has cancer versus something more benign. If cancer is diagnosed,...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Edward Brown III, David Hicks, Brandon Buscaglia, Bradley Turner, Robert Hill, Danielle Desa
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device, Optics, Diagnostic
Fiber-optic probe and corresponding optical system to detect, deliver, and analyze fluorescence in target tissue
­Background Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment modality for oncology and antimicrobial applications that relies on the excitation of light-sensitive drugs known as photosensitizers by visible light in order to generate reactive oxygen species. The efficacy of PDT is largely determined by the combination of the absorbed light dose...
Published: 5/23/2023   |   Inventor(s): Timothy Baran
Category(s): Optics, Surgical/Medical Device, Devices
TugSafe Feeding Tube and Infusion Line System
Accidental dislodgement or misplacement of Gastrostomy tubes (G tubes), necessitates emergency department visits in 10% of patients within thirty (30) days of discharge from the hospital. In pediatric patients as high as seventy percent (70%) of emergency department (ED) visits are related to dislodgement of G tubes. The present invention is directed...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Derek Wakeman, Luis Ruffolo
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device
Fenestrated Venous Endograft
A novel stent for the treatment of chronic venous stenoses or recannulated occlusions of large veins.Applications:This technology offers a novel approach to tackling problems inherent in current commercially available stents that are used to treat stenoses or recannulated occlusions of the venous system. The fenestrated venous endo-graft illustrated...
Published: 5/23/2023   |   Inventor(s): David Gillespie
Category(s): Surgical/Medical Device, Therapeutic
A Non-Contact ECG System Employing Artifact Compensation
An integrated compact heart rate monitoring system that is suitable for long-term health monitoring Applications: This invention relates to electrocardiogram monitoring with non-contacting electrodes that may work through a subject’s clothing. Non-contact biosensors for cardiac monitoring are of great interest for a number of long term health...
Published: 8/14/2023   |   Inventor(s): Mark Bocko, Guochen Peng
Category(s): Devices, Communications, Diagnostic, Surgical/Medical Device
Novel Treatment for Hydrocephalus
Brief Description: Ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting remains the most prominent treatment of choice. CSF shunting procedures provide a rapid means to normalize intracranial pressure and can prevent brain damage. In the U.S. there are approximately 69,000 annual hospital admissions for hydrocephalus resulting in over 40,000 shunting...
Published: 5/23/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Stone, Ankur Chandra
Category(s): Devices, Surgical/Medical Device, Therapeutic
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