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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090050138 - Inhaler: A mouthpiece (160) has a concave portion (161A) provided in a wall surface defining a flow path, and the concave portion (161A) is formed to have a curved surface that is curved only in one direction when seen from the above. The concave portion (161A) is provided with slit-like communication... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090050137 - Inhaler with a mixing channel for producing an aerosol to be inhaled: An inhaler with a mixing channel (1) for producing an aerosol to be inhaled includes an outlet (9) at one end that can be inserted in the mouth of a person in order to inhale the aerosol that is produced; at least one inlet (3) at its other end for... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20090050139 - Liquid medicine ejection device: A liquid medicine ejection device for ejecting a liquid medicine as liquid droplets to be inhaled by a user includes means for providing information on the ejection to the user without providing means for determining a state of the ejection when a preliminary ejection operation is carried out, the preliminary... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090050140 - Pore structures for reduced pressure aerosolization: A nozzle comprising a thin, flexible substantially planar polymeric film having a plurality of pores with structures allowing for generation of an aerosol at reduced extrusion pressure is disclosed. The pores can comprise at least two sections, or steps, in which the thickness of the membrane is reduced in stepwise... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090050141 - Pre-filled, single-use, disposable small volume medication nebulizer: A miniaturized pre-filled, single-use, disposable, small volume medication nebulizer unit for medicinal use that delivers a mist of properly sized aerosol particles of medicament to the patient with a very high level of efficiency. The nebulizer can be effectively used in conjunction with conventional tee and mouthpiece patient interface devices... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20090050142 - Inhaler device: A medicine cartridge that discharges medicine towards an air channel includes a liquid medicine tank, a liquid medicine channel, and a discharge head. Before inhalation, the discharge head can be filled with the medicine by pushing a rubber stopper, provided at the bottom of the liquid medicine tank, using a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090050143 - Medicinal formulation container with a treated metal surface: A container, such as a metered dose inhaler, suitable for use with a propellant-based medicinal formulation, the container comprising one or more treated metal surfaces that come into contact with the medicinal formulation, wherein the one or more treated metal surfaces are characterized by an organic surface treatment compound covalently... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090050144 - Adhesive nasal respiratory devices: Whole-nose nasal respiratory devices and methods of making and using whole-nose nasal respiratory devices are described and illustrated herein. These devices are typically configured to be adhesively secured to a subject so that they engage both of the subject's nostrils and allow airflow from both nostrils to communicate with an... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090050145 - Nasal catheter with internal and external air flows: A nasally introduced catheter (nasal catheter) has a portion in which a user's breath (breathing air) air travels internally and a portion in which the breath travels externally. The portion in which air flow travels internally preferably includes a mesh or a whisk-like portion that expands and contracts, and the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090050146 - Apparatus and method for intubating an airway of a patient: An endotracheal tube has oppositely disposed proximal and distal ends fluidly connected by a ventilation lumen. An apparatus for intubating an airway of a patient with an endotracheal tube includes a housing and a motive mechanism supported by the housing and providing a user interface structure. A tube coupler is... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090050147 - Diving helmet: A diving helmet (10) of the type having an air supply pumped to it during use. The helmet (10) including a head portion (12) substantially formed from a transparent material such that a user can see both forwardly and rearwardly. The helmet (10) further including a body contacting collar portion... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090050148 - Inhalation anaesthesia delivery system and method: An inhalation anaesthesia delivery system and method, whereby the system comprises a fresh gas feeding arrangement connected to a breathing circuit, a monitor device, a control device and an interface unit. The fresh gas feeding arrangement and the ventilator are configured to deliver a desired concentration of gas to the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090050149 - Inhaler for powdery substances: The invention relates to an inhaler (1) for powdery substances (33), in particular medical substances, with a substance storage chamber (27) and a dosing chamber (34), which receives a defined amount of the substance, is formed as a cross-hole (35) of a rod (36) and can be displaced from a... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090050150 - Respiration humidifier: A respiration humidifier with a base unit (2), at least one sensor (3), which is connected to the base unit (2), and a mixing chamber (4), which is designed as a mixing chamber detachable from the base unit (2), with a gas-carrying area (5), wherein the mixing chamber (4) has... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090050151 - Breathing-gas delivery and sharing system and method: A device, system, and method for isolating a ventilator from one or more patients in which the delivery conditions of gas delivered to an isolation device from a ventilator may drive the delivery of breathing-gas delivered to one or more patients, the breathing-gas having the same or different delivery conditions.... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090050155 - Determination of apnea/hypopnea during cpap treatment: CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable positive airway pressure device. A sensor generates a signal representative of patient respiratory flow that is provided to a controller. The controller is operable to determine the occurrence of an apnea from a reduction in respiratory airflow below a threshold determined from... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090050152 - Device and method for automatically regulating supplemental oxygen flow-rate: Device and method for limiting adverse events during supplemental oxygen therapy are disclosed. In the present invention, the oxygen flow between a patient and an oxygen source is controlled with a valve such as a proportional solenoid capable of constraining flow-rates within a continuous range. The flow-rate of oxygen is... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090050154 - Method and apparatus for adjusting desired pressure in positive airway pressure devices: Systems and methods for adjusting a desired pressure in a positive airway pressure (PAP) device are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes: a) providing breathing gas under positive pressure to a patient via a PAP device based on current desired pressure, b) monitoring a characteristic of the breathing gas,... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20090050153 - Tube system for ventilation appliances: The invention relates to a three-arm tube system (11) for a ventilation appliance (13) suitable for invasive ventilation. Such a ventilation appliance comprises an active inhalation valve and an active exhalation valve (29). The tube system (11) comprises an inhalation tube arm (17), an exhalation tube arm (27) and a... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090050156 - Mask vent: A vent arrangement is provided to a mask or associated conduit to discharge exhaled gas from the mask to atmosphere. The vent arrangement is structured to diffuse the exhaust vent flow to produce less air jetting, thereby increasing the comfort of the patient and their bed partner. For example, the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090050157 - Tracheostomy tubes: A tracheostomy tube has an inner skeletal frame (40) of a relatively stiff plasties material comprising a longitudinal spine (45) and several annular ribs (42) extending round the frame. A thin, flexible plastics sheath (41) is bonded to the outside of the frame (40). The construction enables a maximum internal... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090050158 - Nasal adaptation of an oral inhaler device: This invention is for nasal adaptors for oral inhaler devices and methods of adapting an oral inhaler device with a nasal adaptor. The nasal adaptor of the present invention, in assembly with an oral metered dose aerosol inhaler converts an oral inhaler device to nasal delivery. The nasal adaptor in... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090050159 - Arm support device and methods of use thereof: According to one embodiment, an arm support device includes a sack of flexible and stretchable material. The sack is open at one end and closed (or closeable) on all other sides. The user inserts both arms into the sack and pulls the sack over the upper arms and shoulders. With... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

20090050160 - Device for supporting a person in a sitting position: A device for supporting a person in a sitting position has a substantially horizontally extending supporting element placeable on a supporting surface substantially at a level of a person's pelvis when the person is in a sitting position, and two substantially vertically extending elements each having a lower end connected... Agent: Iiya Zborovsky

20090050161 - Combination bite block, tongue depressor/retractor and airway: A combination bite block, tongue depressor/retractor and airway for establishing and maintaining an open airway while preventing emergence clenching and the resulting dental and soft tissue damage associated with emergence clenching in procedures where anesthesia and/or sedation are used, or when the patient is not in control of their own... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090050162 - Operating support for surgeons: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of an operating support that supports a surgeon in a sitting position straddling a patient. By straddling the patient, the surgeon is ideally positioned to perform certain types of laparoscopic surgery, such as pelvic surgery, which requires the use of relatively long surgical instruments. The... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090044799 - Systems and methods for intubation: An intubation device is provided. The intubation device comprises a movable guide having a guide extension, and a guide tip; at least one trachea condition sensor to detect a trachea condition wherein the at least one trachea condition sensor is disposed on the guide; and a guide control device operatively... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090044800 - Device for improving the breathing air quality in an aircraft cabin: A device (10) for improving the breathing air quality for the crew and/or the passengers in an aircraft cabin (12) comprises an oxygen source (16), a water source (18) and a feed line (14), wherein the feed line (14) is connectable to the oxygen source (16) and the water source... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090044801 - Anesthesia device: A device to administer inhalational anesthesia to a user includes a mouthpiece as a passageway to deliver the anesthesia to the user, a container to hold the anesthesia, a first inlet for inputting the anesthesia into the container, a unidirectional valve in the passageway to be activated by the user... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.

20090044802 - Anesthesia device: A device to administer inhalational anesthesia to a user includes a passageway to deliver the anesthesia to the user, a container to hold the anesthesia, a first inlet for inputting the anesthesia into the container, a first unidirectional valve in the passageway to be activated by the user to receive... Agent: Michael A. O'neil, P.C.

20090044803 - Anaesthesia machine simulator: An anaesthesia simulator includes a sealed container, a gas input device that introduces gases into the sealed container whereto it is connected, a gas output and return device wherefrom gases exit the sealed container whereto it is connected, and a pressure generator connected to the sealed container which exerts pressure... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090044804 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090044805 - Methods and apparatus for pressure therapy in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing: A controller or processor for a respiratory pressure treatment device determines an estimate of patient respiratory flow based on a measure of pressure associated with flow generated by a flow generator and a measure of frequency of the flow generator, such as a rotational velocity of a servo-controlled blower motor.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090044807 - Artificial respiration device for patients suffering from hypoxemia or anoxemia: Artificial respiration device for patients suffering from hypoxemia or anoxemia. According to the invention, the tubular element (5) comprises a lateral safety device (12) arranged opposite the point of convergence (C) of the jets of respiratory gas (J).... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090044806 - Forehead pad for a breathing mask and method for making the same: A forehead pad for a breathing mask includes a substantially dimensionally stable first wall element and an elastomer second wall element coupled to the first wall element. The second wall element has a contact zone adapted to contact a surface of a user in use. The first and second wall... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090044808 - Patient interface: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a nasal prong assembly including a pair of nasal prongs structured to sealingly communicate with nasal passages of a patient's nose in use and headgear to maintain the nasal prong assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090044809 - Vent and strap fastening system for a disposable respirator: Disposable respirators comprising an adjustable or elastic strap and fastening components that facilitate ease of donning and comfort during wear are disclosed. More specifically, the respirator comprises a strap that is configured to have a retraction force sufficient to allow the respirator to adequately cover the mouth and nose of... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090044810 - Method and apparatus for managing moisture buildup in pressurised breathing systems: A washout vent formed of or treated with hydrophobic or hydrophilic material, or a vent coated with hydrophobic or hydrophilic material, reduces noise and/or minimizes or precludes the formation of blockage in the vent pathway due to outflow of gas from a respiratory mask. One or the other or combinations... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090044812 - Strap fastening system for a disposable respirator providing improved donning: A disposable respirator comprising a strap fastening system that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear is disclosed. More specifically, the respirator includes a pull-strap fastening component and a strap configuration that provides a tight seal over the mouth and nose of the user, yet be easily donned and... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090044811 - Vent and strap fastening system for a disposable respirator providing improved donning: A disposable respirator comprising a strap fastening system that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear is disclosed. More specifically, the respirator comprises a fastening system including a pull-strap fastening component and a fastening component that are configured to provide a tight seal over the mouth and nose of... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090044813 - Patient lateral positioning device for pelvic treatments comprising a vacuum mattress: A patient lateral positioning device for pelvic treatments suitable to support a patient in a defined lateral position includes a vacuum mattress. The vacuum mattress includes an upper body support attachable to an upper body portion of the patient, and a lower body support attachable to a lower body portion... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090044814 - Implantable devices, systems, and methods for maintaining desired orientations in targeted tissue regions: Devices, systems, and methods are provided by maintaining tissue regions in desired orientation in or along an airway, e.g., for reducing or preventing snoring and/or sleep disordered breathing events, such as sleep apnea.... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090044815 - Foot and heel skin shield system: A foot and heel skin shield system for preventing and treating pressure sores on a person's foot and calf and for managing discharged body fluids from the person's foot and calf is disclosed. The system has two main components, a heel lift and a lubricated disposable calf liner pad. An... Agent: Law Office Of Marc D. Machtinger, Ltd.

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090038610 - Inhalation device for providing a mist of nebulised liquid medical solution to a user: A device is disclosed including ultrasonic nebulising means for providing a mist of a liquid medical solution for the treatment of diseases in the lungs, such as asthma or the like, to a human or animal user, such as a horse, the device including a mist reservoir enclosure for receiving... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090038611 - Inhaler device: A hand-held device for apportioned delivery of sprayable substances, in particular inhaler medicaments, having a cartridge which is displaceable by pressing in a housing into the open position for delivery, and an indexing mechanism which is moved along by the cartridge during the opening stroke of the cartridge for registering... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090038612 - Medical product containing tiotropium: The invention discloses a medical product that may be used in a treatment of respiratory disorders.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090038613 - Waterproof structure of a respiratory tube: A waterproof structure of a respiratory tube is provided. The waterproof structure comprises a hollow body and a lid. The hollow body has a first opening end and a second opening end opposing to the first opening end. The lid pivots onto the hollow body at the first opening end.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090038614 - Respiration humidifier: A respiration humidifier (1), including a humidifying chamber (21), an inlet (10) for feeding breathing air (5) to be humidified into the humidifying chamber (21), an outlet (11) for releasing the humidified breathing air (9) from the humidifying chamber (21), a bottom (19) liming the humidifying chamber (21) for receiving... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090038615 - Breathing apparatus: A breathing apparatus and a method of reducing condensation within a breathing apparatus. The apparatus (100) includes a respiratory device (112a, 112b) arranged to process respiratory gases, a conduit (116) for input of respiratory gases to the respiratory device, and a temperature-altering device (120) arranged to alter the temperature of... Agent: James D. Stevens Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090038616 - Acclimatization therapy for first time users: Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for acclimatizing a user to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy are provided. Generally, a sub-therapeutic treatment pressure is provided initially. It may be ramped up to a full treatment pressure over the course of one or more therapy sessions. The pressure level may be ramped up... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090038617 - Administration of cpap treatment in presence of apnea: CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable flow generator (34, 38, 40) operable to produce breathable gas at a treatment pressure elevated above atmosphere to a patient by a delivery tube (32) coupled to a mask (30) having connection with a patient's airway. A sensor (44, 50, 56, 58)... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090038618 - Large animal hyperbaric oxygen chamber: A hyperbaric oxygen chamber for treatment of large animals such as horses is disclosed. The chamber is large enough for a horse to fit inside and comfortably move around. A specially designed davit door, though quite heavy, is easily manipulated and may be used to corral the horse during ingress... Agent: Carrie A. Boone, P.C.

20090038619 - Full face respiratory mask with integrated nasal interface: A patient interface that reliably and comfortably seals a user's face by providing an oral-nasal mask that includes an integrated nasal interface. The patient interface includes a seal member having an oral cushion portion configured to surround the user's mouth and a nasal interface portion that provides an interface with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090038620 - Endotracheal tube and intubation system including same: An endotracheal tube for mechanically ventilating patients is disclosed. The endotracheal tube comprises a distal end for insertion into the patient's airway, past the vocal chords, through the subglottal region, and into the patient's lung; and a proximal end for connection to a mechanical ventilator. The endotracheal tube further comprises... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi

20090038621 - Device and method for unilateral lung ventilation: A system for unilateral lung ventilation includes an endotracheal tube and a blocking device for blocking the bronchus of a non-ventilated lung to prevent a ventilation medium from entering the lung. The blocking device includes an inflatable member supported by a catheter having an inflation lumen for inflating the inflatable... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20090038622 - Headgear assembly for a respiratory mask assembly: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a headgear assembly removably attachable to the frame. The headgear assembly includes a pair of side portions and a rear portion that interconnects the pair of side portions. The pair of side portions includes at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090038623 - Inductive power transfer system for palatal implant: An inductive power transfer system associated with an airway implant device is disclosed. A non-implanted portion of the system comprises a mouthpiece or retainer. The mouthpiece includes a power transfer circuit and a power source. The power transfer circuit includes a receive circuit configured to receive a first inductive power... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090038624 - Custom-formable mouth guard and method of fabrication: A mouth guard composed of a polymer consisting essentially of polycaprolactone exhibits a low softening point, enabling it to be easily custom-fitted by the user or a health professional. The material is provided in the form of a generally U-shaped, unformed sheet of material, enabling the material to be heated... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090038625 - Earplug with shell and insertion stem: An earplug of the type that includes a shell (12) that fits tightly in a human ear canal and a stem (20) that lies in the shell and can be pushed forward to push the shell into an ear canal, which reduces the possibility of loss of the stem, and... Agent: Leon D. Rosen Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen

20090038626 - Refractive vision correction for preventing presbyopia: The present invention relates to a refractive vision correction for preventing presbyopia; in particular, to the common refractive vision correction of dealing with myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism such as the problems of seeing for far distance objects, which is applied to and within a corresponding area of the center of... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090032016 - Airway intubation device: An airway intubation device having a one-piece molded body of biocompatible material with an ergonomically designed hand piece for left hand manipulation. The body includes a cap piece and linear-curved-linear insertion piece having a channel in one side thereof for insertion of an endotracheal tube. The channel has a wide... Agent: J. Gordon Thomson

20090032017 - Support headband for oxygen supply to nose: A personal oxygen supply tubing management system includes a headband for positioning and grasping the tubing. The headband includes a rear tubing entry point, a curved path for grasping the tubing to prevent sliding, and an exit over a patient's ears. The curved path is created by a flap which... Agent: Averill & Varn

20090032018 - System adapted to provide a flow of gas to an airway of a patient: A system adapted to provide a flow of gas to an airway of a patient. The system comprises a first conduit, a second conduit, an interface appliance, and a retention assembly. The first conduit has a proximal end and a distal end. The second conduit has a proximal end and... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090032019 - One-piece, foldable mask and holding chamber for use with aerosolized medications: A one-piece, foldable mask and holding chamber for use with aerosolized medications includes a single flat patterned sheet of formable material that can be bent and folded to form a holding chamber, an integrated respiration mask, a one-way mask inlet valve having an attached valve membrane, and a one-way exhalation... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20090032020 - Gas pressure intensifier system for use with a ventilator or resuscitator: The present invention is directed to a system for supplying gas to a pneumatic logic controlled system such as ventilator or resuscitator. The system produces a high pressure gas stream and a low pressure gas stream from an intermediate gas pressure source. The intermediate pressure source could be any oxygen... Agent: Thomas Raymond Kleinbeck

20090032021 - Jet-endoscope: In a jet endoscope (1) for respiration and interventions in surgical applications, including connections for gas lines to which different respiratory gases with different pulsation frequencies can be connected, at least four connections are provided for at least two channels (11,12) arranged in a relatively offset manner in the axial... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090032022 - Pressure reducing valve with flexible cuff: A pressure reducing valve for use in a system adapted to deliver a breathing gas to a patient. The pressure reducing valve is structured to communicate a flow of breathing gas to such a patient's airway during an inspiratory phase. The pressure reducing valve is structured to discharge the flow... Agent: Michael W. Haas Respironics, Inc.

20090032023 - Closed reversible breathing apparatus having a metal organic framework: The present invention relates to methods for removing carbon dioxide and, if appropriate, water from breathing air in closed or partially closed systems using a porous metal-organic framework material, such systems having at least one breathing apparatus and also their use and methods for regenerating the porous metal-organic framework material.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090032025 - Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, an adjustable gas delivery system is provided. The system may include a face mask, an arm apparatus, and a gasket. The face mask may be configured to deliver gas to a subject, and may include a flexible cushion portion configured to... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090032024 - Respiratory mask and method for manufacturing a respiratory mask: A respiratory mask, a mould for a respiratory mask, as well as to a method for producing a respiratory mask are disclosed, in which manufacturability and usability of respiratory masks are improved. A respiratory mask is disclosed for administering a breathable gas to a patient, the respiratory mask comprising a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090032026 - Mask: A mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient may include one or more of the following improvements: rigidizer provided to headgear strap, locking clip/clip receptacle headgear connection, keyed headgear buckles, lotion dispenser on frame, rotatable prongs to adjust orientation, alignment indicators provided to prong, cushion and/or frame, chin... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090032027 - Multiple balloon endotracheal tube cuff: An airway ventilation device for insertion in a body cavity is provided. The airway ventilation device includes an endotracheal tube having multiple inflation cuffs. Adjacent inflation cuffs form indentation areas whereby bacterial secretions are removed through various liquid stabilizing means. An individual inflation cuff may optionally exhibit a twist in... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090032028 - Tracheostomy valves and related methods: The embodiments of the present tracheostomy valves include a flexible diaphragm abutting a rib shaped substantially as a flat plate. Opposite the rib, the diaphragm abuts a boss and forms an uninterrupted seal therewith. As the tracheostomized patient inhales, the diaphragm bends about the rib, interrupting the seal and allowing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090032029 - Condoms for reducing failure rate and extending pleasure: A condom with reduced chance of failure includes an inner pouch within an outer pouch. The inner pouch is bonded to the outer pouch adjacent to their open ends to form a sealed interstitial space between the inner and outer pouches. A lubricant is located in the interstitial space to... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090032030 - Apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea: A dental aligner can be placed between the patient's upper and lower teeth to help maintain proper positioning of the mandible for treatment of sleep apnea and sleep disorders. The aligner has an upper section to receive the upper teeth, a lower section to receive the lower teeth, and an... Agent: Dorr, Carson & Birney, P.C. One Cherry Center

20090032031 - Special custom and ready made earplug devices for domestic animals: A unique safety device used as an Earplug for Domestic Animals. Particularly this new Special earplug device for Pets is related to devices and methods to protect the ears during grooming from exposure to liquids and high sound levels. This Special earplug device for Pets is a new combination of... Agent: John D. Ritchison Ritchison Law Offices, PC

20090032032 - Slip-stop device for continuous passive motion machines: An article and method for preventing a continuous passive motion (CPM) device from moving out of position or alignment that include a holding member adapted to pass around a portion of the CPM device and an anchoring member coupled with the holding member for retaining the CPM device holding member... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

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