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Surgery January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/09

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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090025713 - Nebulised antibiotics for inhalation therapy: The present invention provides pharmaceutical aerosols which are useful for the prevention or treatment of infectious diseases of the airways, such as the lungs, the bronchi, or the sinunasal cavities. The aerosols comprise an active agent selected from the group of quinolone antibiotics. Also disclosed are liquid and solid compositions... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090025714 - Drug delivery apparatus and method: A drug delivery apparatus includes a mouthpiece portion having an internal conduit for delivering an aerosol including the drug to the patient. The internal conduit has an inlet end and a mouthpiece end that is structured to be received in the patient's mouth. The mouthpiece portion is structured to operate... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090025715 - Breathing assistance device: A breathing assistance device comprises a resiliently stretchable band member dimensioned to wrap generally around a user's head; and adhesive elements removably connected to respective ends of the band member for temporarily adhering to respective cheeks of a person. During use, the band member of the device under tension exerts... Agent: Sim & Mcburney

20090025716 - Personal respiratory protection system: A respiratory protection system which is worn by a passenger during a flight in air plane, by a patient visiting hospital or doctors office, a nurse working with a patient during hospital stay, or the like. The system includes a relatively light weight, substantially rigid, headgear structure, containing an air... Agent: David L. King, Sr.

20090025717 - Hand powered suction device with mucus trap and suction catheter for tracheostomy tubes: A device and method for suctioning mucus and secretions from a patient's tracheostomy tube is described. The device utilizes a reusable squeezable bulb with check valves to regulate air flow in and out of the squeezable bulb and a disposable mucus trap and suction catheter to suction a tracheostomy tube... Agent: Lloyd J. Pinel

20090025718 - Apparatus and method for maintaining consistency for aerosol drug delivery treatments: An aerosol drug delivery apparatus is provided. The apparatus may include a reservoir constructed to contain a predetermined dose of a liquid drug, an aerosol generator in communication with the reservoir, and a power source arranged to deliver power to the aerosol generator in order to produce an aerosolized form... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090025722 - Adapter for inhalation appliances for treatment of artificially ventilated patients: The invention relates to a device for delivery of respiratory gases in conjunction with a powder inhaler for inhaled administration of pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical mixtures or pharmaceutical formulations to patients who are attached to respirators. The pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical mixtures or pharmaceutical formulations are preferably administered to patients who are being artificially... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090025720 - Dry powder aerosolized inhaler: This invention provides an aerosolized inhaler which enables the drug powder to aerosolize within the inhaler by breathing in the air, comprising the main body (11) and the mouthpiece connector (12) connected thereupon, wherein the inhaler the main body (11) has drug holding opening (1), which connects with the vortex... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090025721 - Powder inhaler devices: An improved inhalation device is provided for facilitating inhalation by a patient of powder medicaments contained in a receptacle. The inhalation device includes a staple assembly comprising a plunger and staple that are securely and robustly coupled to one another. Embodiments of the inhalation device have a cap that prevents... Agent: Covington & Burling, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing

20090025719 - Pre-metered dry powder inhaler for moisture-sensitive medicaments: The invention discloses a dry powder inhaler for use in a treatment of respiratory disorders.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090025723 - Nasal cannula: The invention relates to a nasal cannula for an anti-snoring apparatus, comprising a forked tube pneumatically connected to apertures, which are embodied and positioned in such a way that air can be administered into the nose of a user via these apertures. The nasal cannula further comprises a heating wire... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20090025724 - System for removal of water from a hose and the hygroscopic hose utilized: A respirator system and hygroscopic hose used in the system is disclosed. The system includes a means for generating a flow of air, a hose connected to the generating means and a mask adapted to be secured to a patient. The mask connected to the hose such that air generated... Agent: Thomas A. O'rourke Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20090025725 - Transient intervention for modifying the breathing of a patient: A method for modifying the breathing of a patient while the patient is experiencing sleep apnea, for example Cheyne Stokes breathing. An instantaneous pulmonary ventilation of a patient is monitored. Limit cycle behavior of the instantaneous pulmonary ventilation is identified. A transient intervention is applied to the patient during a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090025726 - Hypoxic conditioning in patients with exercise limiting conditions: Patients having exercise limiting conditions and those at risk of developing such conditions are exposed to a regimen of hypoxic conditions that simulate various altitude conditions. The exposure is of a temporary nature, being from a few hours to most of a day or night in any one day and... Agent: Irvig M. Fishman C/o Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner

20090025727 - Respirator, welding helmet, or face shield that has low surface energy hard-coat lens: A personal safety protective device that includes a lens and a support structure onto which the lens is secured. The lens includes a substrate and a hard-coat layer located on the substrate of the lens. The hard-coat layer has a low surface energy outer surface that is derived from a)... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090025728 - Methods and systems for monitoring breathing tube movement: Methods and systems are provided for detecting movement of the breathing tube in a surrounding airway of a patient. The breathing tube includes an optical fiber or camera system for producing a video image of the airway from the distal end of the breathing tube. By obtaining a baseline image... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090025730 - Post decannulation stoma cover: A device and method used to cover a stoma when a patient who has had a tracheostomy tube no longer requires a tracheostomy tube and has been decannulated. The device utilizes a curved plate with an annular foam or air-filled cushion, an adhesive and a trach tie to hold the... Agent: Lloyd J. Pinel

20090025729 - Tracheotomy tube and method of using the same: To provide a tracheotomy tube, which is configured such that a balloon reliably inflates at the time of inhalation, that air is sent to the lungs without leaking, that exhaled air reaches the vocal cord when a patient wishes to vocalize, and that saliva is prevented from entering a trachea... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090025732 - Method and device for generating a passive movement in a diagnostic device: A method and an apparatus for generating a passive movement of a patient in a magnetic resonance tomograph. The apparatus includes a support for supporting at least one body part of the patient. The support, together with a patient bed can be moved into a passage of the magnetic resonance... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090025731 - Surgical pillow: A surgical pillow for supporting the head and neck of a user includes a neck rest member to support the neck of the user and having an aperture, a headrest member to support the head of the user, a base member to position and support the neck rest member and... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.

20090025733 - Shermo: The present invention (shermo) is a thin protective lining (1 mm in thickness, 6.5 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width) (FIG. 1), which provides comfort potential and simultaneously lessens the possibility of contracting or transferring diseases when trying on below-the-waist garments with or without wearing undergarments. The shermo... Agent: Regina Lytle

20090025734 - Devices, systems, and methods to move or restrain the hyoid bone: Systems and methods employ implants attached to the hyoid bone, thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, or both the thyroid and cricoid cartilages and a source of magnetic force to move the hyoid bone, thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, or both the thyroid and cricoid cartilages in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing,... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090025735 - Medical garment: An apparatus for treating colic in infants including a garment having a garment body for wearing by the infant. A pair of bands extend latterly from opposite sides and in opposed directions from the garment for wrapping around the torso the infant. The bands have a width such that they... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC

01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090020113 - Inhaler: An object of the present invention is to enhance the inhalation efficiency by bearing liquid droplets on an air flow at the early stage of inhalation in an inhaler that is used for the user to inhale a medicine ejected from an ejection head. According to one embodiment of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090020114 - Metered dose inhaler actuator: a nozzle channel 6, exiting from the sump 8 and aligned with a mouthpiece 4, wherein the sump 8 has an internal volume between 2 and 12 mm3 prevent the deposition of the medicament during the delivery into the chamber and/or into the nozzle channel. a reduction in the delivered... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090020115 - Nasal dilator with cushion layer and variable spring rate: A nasal dilator capable of introducing separating stresses in nasal outer wall tissues has a resilient member and a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces which can be forced toward one another from an initial flat position of the dilator to thereby substantially reduce the direct spacing therebetween by an external... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090020116 - Water dissipation device with capillary action: A water dissipation device for a breathing circuit is provided, including a bucket-shaped hollow composite structure having walls made of a first inner layer made of water vapor wicking material, and a second outer layer of a water vapor breathable medium surrounding the first inner layer. The device defines a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090020117 - Breathing gas supply device: A breathing gas supply device is provided which can be taken apart for cleaning purposes. The breathing gas supply device has a modular design in the form of a breathing gas module (2) and a blower module (3), which are inserted together into a housing module (4).... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, Pc

20090020118 - Patient delivery tube for humidified oxygen: A patient delivery tube for the delivery of a heated, humidified gas. The patient delivery tube includes an elongated tubing member molded from a flexible polymer, said elongated tubing member comprising a first end, a second end and an axially aligned passageway extending therethrough and an electric heater comprising a... Agent: Brian M. Burn, Esq. C. R. Bard Medical Division

20090020119 - Respirator and a process for operating a respirator: Operating a respirator with an inspiration pressure-vs.-time curve (1), which has an airway target pressure (paw—target) and a PEEP (3), in which the inspiration pressure-vs.-time curve (1) reaches the airway target pressure (paw—target) on a ramp-like curve (17) starting from a starting airway pressure (paw—Start), which is greater than the... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, Pc

20090020120 - Monitor for cpap/ventilator apparatus: A monitor includes a measurement line segment adapted to be coupled between a patient interface and a positive airway pressure device. The measurement line segment defines a gas flow path. A sensor includes two ports in communication with the gas flow path through the measurement line segment, and a recording... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090020121 - Methods for providing expiratory pressure relief in positive airway pressure therapy: A method of operating a CPAP apparatus in which the interface pressure is controlled to rapidly drop at the start of expiration by an expiratory relief pressure (ERP) that is independent of instantaneous respiratory flow, following which the pressure rises to an inspiratory level at or shortly before the end... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman Pc

20090020123 - Process and system for transmitting monitoring states: A process and system are provided for transmitting monitoring states between respirators. The process includes the detection of and recording of monitoring states of a monitoring unit (5) of at least a first monitoring period (10) of a first respirator (2). There is an assignment of an identification to the... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, Pc

20090020122 - Respiratory device for treating obstructive sleep apnea and method for controlling said device: p

20090020124 - Permeable membrane water dissipation device: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a water dissipation device to remove water vapor from a humidified gas traveling through a breathing circuit between a patient and a ventilator, or a ventilator and a patient. The present invention includes a water dissipation device having a housing defining... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090020125 - Nasal filter: A nasal filter comprising two filter bodies, a connecting portion and two filter materials is provided. The filter body respectively has a top surface, a bottom surface and a first axial hole. The first axial hole penetrates the top surface and the bottom surface, and a first opening and a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, Pllc

20090020126 - Attachment of a bridge band to an oxygen mask: The present invention is a method by which a bridge band attaches to an interface used to communicate breathing gases to a user. The bridge band contains two opposing recesses towards each end, which create a neck area. The interface contains openings in the nose area that accepts the recesses... Agent: Chris Reed

20090020127 - Emergency pulmonary resuscitation device: An emergency pulmonary resuscitation device is described. The device of the present invention provides emergency breathing for use in techniques such as CPR, and is preferably capable of interaction with an automatic external defibrillator. The device is easy to operate and provides feedback so that it may be used by... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090020128 - Method and system to decrease intracranial pressure, enhance circulation, and encourage spontaneous respiration: Systems and methods are provided for decreasing intracranial pressure and enhancing circulation in a breathing person, as well as for increasing the respiratory rate and encouraging spontaneous respiration. According to such methods, a valve system is interfaced to a person's airway. The valve system has a threshold valve and an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090020129 - Thoracic stabilizer: A thoracic stabilizer for limiting anterior chest wall collapse includes a platform supporting a patient and a pair of lateral supports contacting opposite sides of the patient's chest wall and applying force to limit collapse of the chest wall. The force applied by the lateral supports is varied depending on... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20090020130 - Oral appliance for maintaining stability of one or more aspects of a user's masticatory system: In one embodiment, an oral appliance includes a first arch adapted to receive at least some of a user's teeth and a second arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth. The first arch includes an anterior substantially planar region. The second arch includes an anterior bearing... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.

20090020131 - Method and system for compensating a self-caused displacement of tissue: A system for compensating a neurally triggered or other self-caused displacement of a tissue of an animal including man comprises a base provided with a means for immobilizing the animal or body part thereof comprising the tissue, one or more displacement means in contact with the base, a means for... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090013993 - Inhalation device: A dosage device capable of delivery of a full dosage of medicament to a person in need of treatment through the mouth comprising a storage chamber for more or less temporarily storing the medicament after receiving the medicament from a suitable dispenser, such as an MDI inhaler, and a mouthpiece... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090013994 - Delivery device and related methods: Devices for the delivery of medicament.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090013995 - Oral airway for endoscopic and intubating procedures: An oral airway providing a patent airway to a patient, supplies oxygen to the patient and monitors expelled gases during endoscopic or intubating procedures. The oral airway includes a central lumen and two lateral breathing channels. A bracket at the proximal end of the oral airway functions to guide an... Agent: Michael L. Diaz Diaz And Associates

20090013996 - Oxygen supply device: An oxygen supply device, preferably a pilot oxygen supply device, has an oxygen source and at least one oxygen mask. A breathing regulator is arranged between the oxygen source and the oxygen mask. An oxygen sensor is arranged downstream of this breathing regulator.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090013998 - Inhalable tiotropium and container therefor: A medical product suitable for storing and delivering a pre-metered dose of tiotropium, devices containing the same, and methods of using the same.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090013997 - Inhalant exposure system: An inhalant exposure unit and system that provides controlled flow of inhalant to an animal with a breathing system that provide controlled exposure of inhalant, minimized breathing of exhaled air and control of exhaust flow.... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20090013999 - Adjustment of target ventilation in a servoventilator: A servoventilator control slowly changes the target ventilation over a period of time, according to a preprogrammed schedule adapted to be set by the physician. Preferably, the target ventilation stays constant at an initial target ventilation for an initial hold time, and then increases at a constant rate until it... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090014000 - Method and apparatus for hands free ventilation in a hazardous environment: Hands free ventilation can be provided to a firefighter or other rescue worker in a hazardous environment by connecting an oxygen/air-powered resuscitation/inhalation device (20) to a face piece (12) of an Emergency/Rescue Breathing Apparatus (11) that is being worn by the firefighter or rescue worker. A connector/adapter (40) is provided... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090014001 - Method and apparatus for providing ventilation and perfusion: The present invention relates to a device and method for providing ventilation and perfusion in a patient. The device comprises an airway pressure supply device and a controller for controlling the airway pressure of the airway pressure supply device. In one embodiment, the airway pressure supply device comprises a piston... Agent: Karen Henckel, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090014002 - Air filter assembly: A respirator is disclosed that includes a respirator housing, a filtration media element disposed adjacent the respirator housing, and a respiration assist pump adjacent the filtration media element. The respiration assist pump assists the flow of gas through the filtration media element. In addition, a filtration module is disclosed and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090014003 - Emergency oxygen system for aircraft passengers: An emergency oxygen system is provided for aircraft passengers. The system includes at least one oxygen mask (2), with a sensor (4) for detecting at least one breathing characteristic value of a passenger using this oxygen mask (2). A control unit (10) individually determines the oxygen requirement of the passenger... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090014004 - System, method and apparatus for applying air pressure on a portion of the body of an individual: A system is provided by applying pressure to a portion of a body of an individual in a chamber having an aperture along a vertical axis for receiving the portion of the body of the individual. A pressure sensor is coupled to the chamber for measuring a pressure inside the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090014005 - Air filter device: An air filtration device for a helmet protective face mask comprising, a filtration shield, adapted to receive at least one filter and means for securely engaging the filtration shield to the helmet protective face mask, wherein the filtration shield comprises a shape for fitting substantially snugly within an inside surface... Agent: Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey

20090014006 - Novelty mask cover: A stick-on covering for a mask is disclosed. The cover is sized and configured to fit on a standard size surgical type mask. In a preferred embodiment, the cover is made of a breathable filter material. The invention discloses a novelty, breathable, peel-and-stick mask cover.... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20090014007 - Patient interface and non-invasive positive pressure ventilating method: A patient interface for use in delivering a flow of breathable gas to an airway of a patient includes a first seal adapted to contact the patient's face and seal a first space between the patient interface and the patient's face at a first positive pressure; and a second seal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090014008 - Nasal respiration mask: The nasal respiratory mask has advantages that it can be worn in an appropriate position without applying positive pressure at the start of wearing, scarcely disturbs the visual field during wearing, and can prevent prolongation of the time required for drying or occurrence of unsanitary condition after routine cleaning by... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090014009 - Toroidal endotracheal cuffs for ventilator associated pneumonia reduction: An airway ventilation device for insertion in an elongate body cavity is provided. The airway ventilation device includes an endotracheal tube and an inflation cuff. The inflation cuff is toroidal in shape and includes one or more recessed attachment zones which allow for movement of the endotracheal tube without breaking... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090014010 - Tracheostomy tie system: A tracheostomy tie includes a padded collar with a patient neck engagement side, a strap coupled to the padded collar on a side opposite from the patient neck engagement side and extending from opposite ends of the padded collar. The strap includes a loop material outer surface and tapered distal... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl

20090014011 - Radiolucent fastening devices for securing a part of a body during a medical procedure: The fastening device in accordance with the invention is directed to a pin for securing the position of a part of a body, (for example, a head) for medical procedures. The fastening device can have an improved geometry, can be made from materials including unsubstituted, monosubstituted or multisubstituted polyphenylene, and/or... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090014013 - Mandibular advancement splint: Mandibular advancement splint against snoring and sleep apnea. The splint is made of two thermoformable trays (1, 2) designed to envelop the upper and lower arch. In order to be able to adapt to individual variations in conformation, the advancement splint includes an articulated frame having rigid and flexible elements,... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090014012 - Method and device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring: The device relates to methods and devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090014014 - Ear cup: An ear cup (1) has a cup portion (I′) with a support surface (3), as well as a sealing device (4), which is placed against the support surface of the cup portion for bearing against a wearer's head in an area around an ear of the wearer. The sealing device... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090014015 - Intraoperative dosimetry for prostate brachytherapy using transrectal ultrasound and x-ray fluoroscopy: While performing prostate brachytherapy in which radioactive seeds are implanted into the prostate, both X-ray and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) data are collected. The X-ray data indicate all of the implanted seeds, but not their relative position within the prostate. The TRUS data correspond to both axial and longitudinal ultrasound images.... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090014016 - Surgical implantation method and devices for an extra-articular mechanical energy absorbing apparatus: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Exploramed Nc4, Inc.

01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090007904 - Device and method for generating an aerosol from a liquid formulation and ensuring its sterility: A drug delivery device containing a sterile multi dose reservoir. Said sterile reservoir can be used with many types of delivery including injectors or aerosol drug delivery systems. Elevated pressure surrounding the reservoir is used during storage to ensure sterility is maintained. Mechanisms to prevent delivery in the case of... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090007905 - Spacer/holding chamber for pressurized metered dose inhaler: A metered dosage inhaler device having a first member for receiving and dispensing inhalation medication which is hollow, and has an aerosol medication container insertion end and having a nozzle end for spraying medication into a mouth of a user, wherein the nozzle end has a defined length and has... Agent: Kenneth P. Glynn

20090007906 - Methods and formulations for the efficient delivery of drugs by nebulizer: Formulations, methods and devices for producing formulations and methods for nebulizer delivery of formulations of water-insoluble drugs and drugs requiring storage in aqueous or other water-miscible pharmaceutically unacceptable vehicles for stability are provided. Also provided are methods for minimizing wastage of drugs administered by nebulizer, and for the achievement of... Agent: Licata & Tyrrell P.C.

20090007909 - Inhalation device: An inhalation device for a powdery medium includes a housing having at least one medium reservoir and an outlet channel, in which a first end of the outlet channel opens out in the area of the medium reservoir and a second end is designed to lie flush on a respiration... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090007907 - Inhaler: An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive an elongate strip of blisters each containing a dose of medicament and being sequentially movable into alignment with means for breaching a blister to enable a user to inhale said dose contained therein. The device comprises an unused and a... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090007908 - Inhaler: An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive an elongate strip of blisters each containing a dose of medicament and being sequentially movable into alignment with means for breaching a blister to enable a user to inhale said dose contained therein. The device comprises a spiral wound element... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090007910 - Inhaler device for administering medicaments through the respiratory tracts: An inhaler device for administering medicaments through the respiratory tracts comprises a disposable or single-use assembly including a heat source which can be actuated by a user for vaporizing a liquid medicament held near the heat source.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20090007911 - Pulmonary rehabilitation providing respiratory assistance by application of positive airway pressure: A system for pulmonary rehabilitation by the application of positive airway pressure, characterized in that the system comprises a source of pressurized air, a source of pressurized oxygen, control arrangement for enabling a control of the sources of pressurized air and pressurized oxygen, a source of sterile water, a source... Agent: Thomas P O'connell

20090007913 - Linear motor based respiratory ventilator combining conventional and high frequency ventilation: A linear motor-based respiratory ventilator designed to operate at both high frequency (>1.5 Hz) mode and conventional pressure and volume breath delivery mode, with one or multiple linear motor-gas chamber module controlled by current to the voice coil of the linear motor to eliminate the need for a compressed gas... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090007912 - Ventilator for supplying breathable gas to a patient, and a noise reduction method for said ventilator: A ventilator for supplying breathable gas to a patient includes an external housing; an internal housing suspended within; a gas flow generator within said internal housing; a gas inlet conduit extending between a first gas inlet opening in said external housing and a second gas inlet opening in said internal... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090007915 - Apparatus for regulating a mechanical ventilation: The invention relates to a device, with which one is to prevent a patient who breathes on Ms own and who desires a lower CO2-partial-pressure than is achieved by the set Ventilation from tiring. It comprises the following means for the regulation of a changing intensity of a mechanical Ventilation:... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090007914 - Method and apparatus for resolving upper airway obstruction, resistance or instability: A CPAP apparatus has a variable rise time (iii) from a base level of positive air pressure during expiration (EPAP) to a higher level during inspiration (IPAP). The rise time is adjusted in order to reduce obstruction, resistance or instability in the upper airway.... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090007916 - Method for operating an anesthesia or ventilation apparatus having a trigger function and devcie therefor: A method for operating an anesthesia/ventilation apparatus (11) avoids cardiogenic triggering of a triggered ventilation stroke. An apparatus (11) for carrying out the method of the invention is also disclosed.... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20090007917 - Valve for a breathing apparatus: A respiratory valve, comprising a valve housing with a chamber, inlet (21) and respiration (22) openings. The chamber is limited by an arcuated or aslant interior wall section (18) extending from a lower part and into an upper part of the chamber, and is terminated in the upper part of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090007918 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the condition of a patient with diabetes: According to certain example embodiments of this invention, there is provided an apparatus for treatment of a patient with both sleep-disordered breathing and diabetes. A PAP device may be configured to provide a supply of pressurized breathable gas. At least one glycemia sensor also may be provided. A controller may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090007919 - Breathing air filtration devices: A nasal air filtration device includes a pair of either planar or concave-convex filters, a support structure incorporating a pair of generally annular bases or sleeves for supporting the filters, and a bridge that couples the bases or sleeves to maintain them in a desired spaced-apart relation and to determine... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090007920 - Laryngeal mask airway device: A modified laryngeal mask airway device (LMA-device) is provided with means to improve ease of insertion, reliability of function and higher seal pressure (i.e., cuff pressure ratio). The LMA-device includes an indented section of the airway tube to offer locating means and purchase for the inserting finger, and extended mask... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090007921 - Condom rolled on a rigid ring sheathed with a rotor: A ring structure for rolling a tubular region of a condom. A condom held and rolled on a ring includes a rigid ring, a lubricant layer, and a rotor. As an opening in the tubular region of the condom is expanded, the rigid ring is sheathed via the lubricant layer... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090007922 - Method and device for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: This invention relates to devices and methods for maintaining upper airway patency during sleep for the treatment of sleeping disorders, upper airway resistance syndrome, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090007924 - Arbiter system and method of computerized medical diagnosis and advice: A computerized medical diagnostic system and method is described. A computer storage stores a list of candidate disease objects, where each disease object is associated with one or more questions. A computing device is in data communication with the computer storage, and executes instructions associated with an arbiter object. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090007923 - System and method for controlling the diameter of a mammilian hybrid coronary bypass graft: Systems and methods are provided for controlling the diameter of a mammalian hybrid coronary bypass graft. The system includes a controller having at least one input for receiving information and feedback information and an output for outputting control signals, including at least one steady flow system control signal; and a... Agent: Rene A. Vazquez Williams Mullen

01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090000614 - Inflatable pad for medical system: Systems and methods for positioning a patient on a treatment couch of a surgical system are disclosed. The system includes a pressure sensor and a pad having a plurality of selectively inflatable chambers. The inflation of the chambers can be dynamically and/or automatically adjusted in response to sensed pressure changes.... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090000615 - Device for dosing and dry nebulization: The invention relates to a device (1) for dosing and dry nebulization of nebulizable material, comprising a nebulization channel (3), which has a first attachment piece and a second attachment piece, and a source of compressed carrier gas connected to the first attachment piece via a valve for the purpose... Agent: Nath & Associates PLLC

20090000616 - Nasal devices including dilation and user communication and methods of using same: An apparatus and methods of providing dilation to external tissue and user communication via a nasal device are provided. One embodiment comprises a flexible strip of material adapted to be adhesively secured to nasal surfaces of a user, and a signal unit which receives physiological signals of the user while... Agent: John F. Klos, Esq. Fulbright & Jaworski Llip

20090000617 - Driver tow and underwater breathing apparatus: A floating apparatus operable for towing at least one diver and providing compressed air thereto for underwater breathing includes a water impermeable and buoyant hollow housing that floats on a surface of a body of water. A power source is mounted on the housing and a compressor is provided and... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090000618 - Single sided housing for medical canula tubing combining wireless cellular phone and audio technology with oxygen delivery systems: A portable gas delivery system includes a mouthpiece or nosepiece, a gas delivery pack and a medical cannula tubing assembly. The mouthpiece has an upper region and a lower region. The upper region includes at least one nose port. The lower region includes a mouth port. The nosepiece conceals the... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090000619 - Powder inhaler, system for opening and emptying capsules: The invention consists of a system for opening and emptying capsules in a powder inhaler for administering medications The inhaler according to the invention has a chamber with a system for opening the medication capsule in which the process of opening and emptying the medication capsule takes place as well... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090000620 - Removable and/or replaceable humidifier: Humidifier apparatus for a respiratory apparatus includes a housing providing a gas flow path, a heater apparatus, and a water supply distribution member configured and arranged to deliver water vapour to the gas flow path. The water distribution member is provided to the housing and in thermal communication with the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090000621 - Patient breathing system: A patient breathing system includes a ventilator that provides a driving gas flow to generate patient inspiration. The ventilator further includes a gas inlet for driving gas, the patient breathing system being connectable to a circle which includes an inspiratory hose and an expiratory hose connected to patient, through which... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090000622 - Laryngeal mask device: An airway device (10) comprising an airway tube (14) and a laryngeal mask (12). The mask has an inflatable cuff (36) which has a tip (38) for insertion, in use, into a patient's oesophagus. The mask further includes a guide member (42) projecting from the tip of the cuff. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090000623 - Reinforcing member for a patient interface: A patient interface includes a frame, a cushion, and a reinforcing member. The cushion has a non-face-contacting portion connected to the frame and a face-contacting portion adapted to engage the patient's face in use. The face-contacting portion includes a side wall and a flexible membrane extending from the side wall.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090000624 - Respirator having a harness and methods of making and fitting the same: A respirator having a harness along with a method of making and fitting the same are disclosed. The respirator includes a mask body; and a harness attached to the mask body. The harness comprises: a first fastening strap securement mechanism that is disposed on a first side of the mask... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090000625 - Patient arm pad: A patient arm support comprises a first elongate resilient segment extending along an axis having a top and a bottom surface, the bottom surface being configured to rest upon a substantially planar surface and the top surface being configured to support an upper portion of the patient's arm. A second... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090000626 - Haptic guidance system and method: A method for joint replacement is provided. A representation of a first bone is created, and a representation of a second bone is created. Bone preparation for implanting a first implant on the first bone is planned. The first bone to receive the first implant is prepared by manipulating a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090000627 - Haptic guidance system and method: A surgical planning method is provided. A representation of a bone of a joint is created. The joint is moved to a first position. A first point corresponding to a first location in the joint is identified when the joint is in the first position. The joint is moved to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090000628 - Presbyopia correction through negative high-order spherical aberration: Devices, systems, and methods for treating and/or determining appropriate prescriptions for one or both eyes of a patient are particularly well-suited for addressing presbyopia, often in combination with concurrent treatments of other vision defects. High-order spherical aberration may be imposed in one or both of a patient's eyes, often as... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090000629 - Elastically deformable marker: An elastically deformable marker (1) which can be completely implanted by means of a cannula for marking a tissue site, wherein the marker assumes a relaxed condition without an external force acting thereon and has at least one flexurally elastic wire, an elongate central marker portion and a proximal and... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090000630 - Instant face-lifter: Following are six improvements on the prior art entitled “Instant Face-Lifter”. “Intra-scalp TV/Radio/Stereo-Music-Reproducing Device Face-Lifter”: uses an intra-scalp silicone Face-Lifter as stand for an implanted TV set and/or AM-FM Radio and/or an Open Platform Stereo Music device (MP3, MP4 Ipod®, Walkman®, WMA®). “Intra-scalp GPS-Face-Lifter”: a Face-Lifter as a stand for... Agent: Ricardo Alfredo Fuenmayor Aray

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