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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090107491 - Respiratory system for inducing therapeutic hypothermia: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling a patient's body temperature and in particular for inducing therapeutic hypothermia. Various embodiments of the system are described. The system includes: a source of breathing gas, which may be in the form of a compressed breathing gas mixture; a heat... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090107492 - Inhaler: There is provided an inhaler that allows inhalation of droplets having a fixed diameter, regardless of the use condition of the inhaler. The inhaler allows a user to inhale medicine from a suction port thereof. The inhaler includes an air passage through which the medicine passes, the air passage being... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090107493 - Redundant power control for respiratory system heaters: A humidification system is provided for a respiratory system is provided with a controller having two processors that monitor the operation of each other and of heating elements in the respiratory system to provide CPU redundancy and heating element control. Each heating element is provided with two control paths, for... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090107494 - Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient: Spontaneous respiration is detected by sensors. An additional amount of oxygen is administered to the lungs via a jet gas current at the end of an inhalation procedure. Breathing volume, absorption of oxygen during inhalation, and clearance of carbon dioxide during exhalation are improved. If required, the exhalation procedure of... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090107495 - Device for inhalation of medicine: An object of the present invention is to provide an inhalation device by which nano-sized particles of a medicine are able to be stably present without aggregation even in air or the like where no dispersing solvent is present. A device for inhalation of medicine according to the present invention... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090107496 - Rainout reduction in a breathing circuit: A breathing circuit includes inspiratory and expiratory limbs, each having a respective electrically energizable heating circuit. The heating circuits are independently and selectively electrically energized through separate power circuits such as to control the temperature in each limb in a desired fashion so as to reduce rainout in the breathing... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090107497 - Method and device to prevent ventilator acquired pneumonia using nitric oxide: A respiratory assist device and method for the prevention of ventilator acquired pneumonia in a patient is described. The respiratory assist device administers nitric oxide to the oropharyngeal area in order to decontaminate or prevent the contamination of secretions that collect in the oropharyngeal area during intubation of the patient.... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090107499 - Expiratory volume reservoir for a ventilator patient circuit: A ventilation system providing inspiratory air to a patient and receiving expiratory air from the patient. The ventilation system comprises a ventilator operable between an inspiratory phase and an expiratory phase of a respiration cycle. The ventilator has an inspiratory outlet for providing inspiratory air to a patient during the... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090107502 - Method and device for monitoring and improving patient-ventilator interaction: Method and apparatus for non-invasively determining the time onset (Tonset) and end (Tend) of patient inspiratory efforts. A composite pressure signal is generated comprising the sum of an airway pressure signal, a gas flow pressure signal obtained by applying a gain factor (Kf) to a signal representing gas flow rate... Agent: Sim & Mcburney

20090107500 - Portable oxygen concentrator system and method including concentrated oxygen flow delivery: A portable oxygen concentrator system weighing 4-20 pounds adapted to be readily transported by a user and for delivering oxygen to lungs of the user includes a rechargeable energy source; a concentrator powered by said energy source and adapted to convert ambient air into concentrated oxygen gas for said user;... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090107498 - Respiratory equipment and method for controlling respiratory equipment: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating or controlling respiratory equipment. According to the invention, a respiratory gas source, which can be connected to a patient interface, is coupled to a control unit. The control unit is configured to specify at least two different respiratory modes.... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20090107501 - System and method of monitoring respiratory airflow and oxygen concentration: Described is system and method of monitoring respiratory airflow and oxygen concentration. The system may include a first sensor producing data corresponding to an airflow in a respiratory system of a body; a second sensor producing data corresponding to an oxygen concentration in the body; a generator supplying a pressurized... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090107503 - Nebulizing catheter system and methods of use and manufacture: A method and apparatus for delivering a medicine to a patient via the patient's respiratory system with control and efficiency. A nebulization catheter is positioned in the patient's respiratory system so that a distal end of the nebulization catheter is in the respiratory system and a proximal end is outside... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090107504 - Breathing assistance apparatus: The breathing assistance apparatus has a patient interface with a body section adapted to cover the nose, or nose and mouth of the patient. The apparatus includes a sealing interface, including at least an outer sealing member. The outer sealing member has a periphery that is attached to the body... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20090107505 - Disposable absorber with adapter and lip seal: An adapter is provided for adapting an absorber container (4) to a breathing system. A seal (405) is employed that has sealing surfaces (55, 56, 57), which extend in a jacket area (34) of a valve crater (15), which limits an outer gas channel. The seal (405) is provided between... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090107506 - Mask assembly: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing mask assemblies for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. In an embodiment of the invention, a respiratory mask assembly can include a mask shell assembly, an inlet connector, a mask cushion and... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20090107507 - Forehead and nose bridge pad for cpap interface: Persons with sleep apnea rely on CPAP therapy to prevent the obstruction in order to continue to breathe while sleeping. The CPAP masks appear medical and strange, especially to a new user of the device. By making the CPAP mask more comfortable with soft padding and also preventing marks and... Agent: Karen Leigh Moore

20090107508 - Respiratory mask assembly for stabilizing patient interface: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering a flow of pressurized breathable gas to a patient includes a structure configured to contact a) at least one point on the patient's forehead, b) two points on the patient's temples, the two temple points being on opposite sides of the patient's face, and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090107509 - System for providing an open airway and methods of use thereof: In a system for dislodging a foreign body 60 from the vocal cords 52 of a patient 32, a retrograde intubation tube 64 is passed through the cricoidthyroid membrane 58, and between the vocal cords and the foreign body, and out of the oral cavity opening 34. A guide wire... Agent: J. Bruce Hoofnagle

20090107511 - Implantable respiration therapy device: Apparatus (10) is provided, including a housing (26) configured to be implanted in a trachea (20) of a patient and a propeller (22), coupled to the housing. The propeller is configured to generate a positive pressure in the trachea while the propeller is in the trachea. Other embodiments are also... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090107510 - Two-layer endotracheal tube cuff for prevention of pneumonia: A novel two-layer endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff for the prevention of pneumonia is disclosed. The disclosed two-layer ETT comprises a standard HVLP cuff covered with a second layer of elastomeric material with a sterile gel inserted between the layers. The two-layer cuff forms no folds when inflated in the trachea... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090107513 - Condom with multifunctional coating: Condoms having an elastomeric layer and coating containing an anhydrous warming lubricant and at least one or more ingredients dispersed therein, the coating being disposed on one or both surfaces are provided. The ingredients disposed on the elastomeric layer can be solid particles or encapsulated ingredients that are insoluble in... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20090107512 - Condoms configured to facilitate release of nitric oxide: The present disclosure relates to condoms that are configured to facilitate release of nitric oxide.... Agent: Searete LLC

20090107514 - Protective chin pad assembly for sporting helmets and method of construction thereof: A chin pad assembly and method of construction thereof provides an outer shell of plastics material having straps attached thereto and an inner cushion member attached to the shell independently of the straps. The shell has an outer surface and an inner surface providing a pocket with a pair of... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090107515 - Protective mask: An improved respiratory protective mask providing for several novelty features. In some embodiments a sealing member is provided with a skin contacting facet including a multiplicity of protruding ridges. In some embodiments a multi stage valve assembly is provided for blocking of intake of unfiltered ambient air. The valve contains... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20090107516 - Stent made of nitinol having improved axial bending stiffness and associated production method: A stent made of nitinol having improved axial or radial stiffness, the stent having a support structure which comprises peripheral struts around the circumference, wherein the peripheral struts are linked to one another in the axial direction via connection struts. The support structure may assume a first compressed state and... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090101139 - Nasal dilator combined with stimulator: Internal or external nasal dilator combined with stimulator to enhance nasal dilation for improved breathing.... Agent: Manuel L. Karell

20090101140 - Airway devices and methods of making and using the same: Airway devices are disclosed. Methods of making and using airway devices are also disclosed.... Agent: Withers & Keys, LLC

20090101142 - Nasal cannula: The present invention is a nasal oxygen supply cannula and head support structure, having a tube with a proximal end connected to an oxygen supply and a distal end connected to a nosepiece having a one or more intra-nasal oxygen delivery output ports, a head support on the head of... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090101141 - Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a headgear assembly which are adapted to being remove ably magnetically coupled to one another at a desired angular orientation therebetween.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090101143 - Valve unit for a rebreather apparatus: The present invention concerns a valve unit for a rebreather apparatus that recycles gas exhaled by a user. The valve unit includes a housing 5 with a first port for communication with a respiratory system of the user and a first inlet port 9 for breathable gas in said housing,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090101144 - Portable gas operating inhaler: The invention relates to an inhaler comprising a compressed gas, such as Heliox gas in a first chamber which is in communication with an equalization chamber having pressure lower than the pressure of the gas in the first compressed chamber and having a drug storage chamber which is detachably coupled... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557

20090101145 - Medicaments magazine, and a device and method for opening it; multi-dose powder inhaler: The invention relates to a medicament magazine with a plurality of doses of medicament, wherein the magazine is formed from a single foil strip in which pouches (2) for holding a medicament are formed. The foil strip comprises for transporting the strip openings (4) on at least one side for... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090101146 - Nasal devices: A nasal delivery device and a method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject can be used for mass treatment, especially mass vaccination. The delivery device can include an interface unit, as a replaceable unit, having at least one nosepiece unit for fitting to a respective nostril... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090101147 - High flow therapy artificial airway interfaces and related methods: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing high flow therapy interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. In an embodiment of the invention, a nasal cannula for delivery of respiratory gases can include at least one nasal insert... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20090101148 - Continuous positive airway pressure device by controlling the pressure in the face mask: A CPAP device includes an air stream generator for generating positive pressure, a face mask connected to the air stream generator through a flow supply catheter, a pressure sensor measuring pressure in the face mask, a control circuit controlling the air stream generator, and a pressure detection pipe having a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20090101149 - Breathing apparatus for an aircrew member: The invention relates to a breathing apparatus for providing a respiratory gas to a crewmember in a cabin of an aircraft, said breathable apparatus comprising an air inlet (5) for admission of ambient air in said breathing apparatus, an additional gas inlet (2) for admission of additional gas in said... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090101150 - Dose indicator for a fluid dispenser device: A dose indicator for indicating the number of doses that have been dispensed or that remain to be dispensed from a fluid dispenser device, the indicator being characterized in that it comprises an indicator body, a drive element, a rotary transmission element, a first rotary counter element, and a second... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090101151 - Filter device for airborne pathogens: This invention relates to a disposable handheld device that is put into the user's mouth, held by the teeth and sealed by the lips to stop or significantly reduce the spread of airborne pathogens from user coughing or sneezing. Preferred devices are recyclable, plastic, and are configured to be used... Agent: Baumgartner Patent Law

20090101152 - High surface area anti-microbial coated endotracheal tube: The present invention provides a medical device such as an endotracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube having a distal inflation cuff and a high surface area structure disposed radially around the tube on a proximal side of the cuff. The high surface area structure includes an antimicrobial agent. The relatively... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090101153 - Method of facilitated airway intubation: Embodiments include a medical device, an apparatus, and a method. The medical device includes a tube portion shaped and sized for airway passage insertion and having at least one pathway therethrough; and a stylet of at least one shape-transforming material, configured for insertion in one of said at least one... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090101154 - Device for delivering respiratory gas directly into the nose of a user: A device for delivering respiratory gas directly into the nose of a user, for example for use in the treatment of sleeping disorders, in particular sleep apnea. This device for delivering respiratory gas directly into the nose of a user includes a hollow elastic membrane insertable into a nostril of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090101155 - Vaginal shield: A protective shield. The protective shield is provided in a generally cupped structure sized to accommodate and shaped with sufficient volume to receive therein adult human female genitalia. The protective vaginal shield includes a soft, flexible outer lip that is generally configured in the shape of an arcuate section made... Agent: R Reams Goodloe, Jr. & R. Reams Goodloe, P.s.

20090101156 - Support element for stabilizing a patient's head: A support element for stabilizing the head of a patient with a cushion containing loose particles that have a clearance between them that can be lessened by vacuuming out the air. Side supporting cushions containing loose particles are disposed on the base cushion.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090101157 - Bioresorbable inflatable devices, incision tool and methods for tissue expansion and tissue regeneration: Bioresorbable inflatable devices and tunnel incision tool and methods for treating and enlarging a tissue or an organ or a tube or a vessel or a cavity. The device is composed of a hollow expanding pouch made of a resorbable material or a perforated material that can be attached to... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090101158 - Method and apparatus for determining the frontal plane of the pelvic bone: o

04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090095288 - Device for delivery and regulation of volatile fluids into inspiratory gas: An apparatus for discharging fluid for a subject breathing. The apparatus includes a fluid cavity for conveying a fluid to be discharged; a valve for guiding the flow of fluid through the fluid cavity; a control unit for controlling the valve for guiding the flow of fluid; a first housing... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090095287 - Method and system for vaporization of a substance: The present invention provides an apparatus for the vaporization of materials that releases active constituents for inhalation without the creation of harmful byproducts such as carcinogens associated with combustion and inhalation of substances. The apparatus is designed to fit ergonomically within the user's hand. The apparatus uses the user's inhalation... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20090095289 - Increased dosage metered dose inhaler: An aerosolization apparatus comprises a container containing a pharmaceutical formulation, the pharmaceutical formulation comprising an active agent and a propellant. The aerosolization apparatus further comprises a metering chamber in communication with the container, the metering chamber adapted to hold a metered amount of the pharmaceutical formulation, a valve to allow... Agent: Nektar Therapeutics

20090095290 - Tracheal tube with colorimetric co2 indicator: Tracheal tubes having an integrated calorimetric CO2 indicator are provided. In certain embodiment, the integrated CO2 indicator is selectively sealed from the remainder of the tracheal tube by a removable sterilization barrier. Also provided are CO2 indicators that exhibit long lasting, breath-to-breath dynamic color change and are storage stable. The... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090095291 - Device for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic: A device for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic shall be improved in respect of the anesthetic supply. A sampling device (16) for removing a gas volume of the breathing gas and an anesthetic dispenser (18) are connected to the breathing gas line (8) between the adsorption filter (9) and the patient... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090095292 - Ingesta administration device: Provided is an ingesta administration device (1) which includes a consumed energy amount obtaining portion (2); an intake energy amount obtaining portion (12); an administration amount determining portion; and an ejection portion (4) for ejecting ingesta such as insulin based on administration amount determined by the administration amount determining portion.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090095293 - Dry powder inhalation system for transpulmonary administration: (2) a device comprising means capable of applying said air impact to the freeze-dried composition in said vessel, and means for discharging the powder-form freeze-dried composition that has been made into fine particles.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090095294 - Dry powder inhaler with aeroelastic dispersion mechanism: A dry powder inhaler for delivering medicament to a patient includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving a dose of powdered medicament, an inhalation port in fluid communication with the chamber, at least one airflow inlet providing fluid communication between the chamber and an exterior of the housing, and... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090095295 - Device for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic: A device is provided for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic has good control of anesthetic dispensing such as in an anesthetic system. An adsorption filter is provided with adsorption beds (13, 14), which can be pivoted between an inspiration line (4) and an expiration line (6). The anesthetic is dispensed in... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090095296 - Anesthetic gas intermediate storage unit with adsorption characteristics which can be influenced electrically: An anesthetic gas intermediate storage unit is provided having a first gas duct for passing through inspiration gas, a second gas duct for passing through expiration gas and an adsorption material (2), which can be influenced electrically, for an anesthetic, which is carried by a gas. The adsorption material is... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090095297 - Automatic positive airway pressure therapy through the nose or mouth for treatment of sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders: The method describes a means of automatic determination of required pressure levels of a breathable gas for treating sleep apnea or other respiratory disorder such as sleep hypoventilation or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The method makes use of a face mask nasal prongs or similar means with venting system for... Agent: Dr. Michael Hallett

20090095298 - Nasal assembly: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090095299 - Sleep inducing apparatus for a cpap machine: A continuous positive airway pressure (“CPAP”) machine has an electrically driven air pump, an air hose coupled to the air pump, and a air mask coupled to the air hose and adapted to be applied to a head of a patient to supply a stream of air to breathing passages... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090095300 - Breathing apparatus: A breathing apparatus (10) comprises a breathing circuit which includes a gas reservoir (50) having one end (54) open to the atmosphere. The reservoir comprises a substantially rigid structure and may be supplemented by an inflatable bag. The circuit is connected, in use, to an oxygen supply container (60), the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090095301 - Respiratory masks with gusseted cushions: Cushions for respiratory face masks have a frame-connecting portion, a face-contacting portion, and a gusset portion disposed between and joining the frame-connecting and face-contacting portions. The gusset portion preferably includes at least one perimetrical region which having a laterally projecting exterior gusset section and a laterally projecting interior gusset section.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090095302 - Speaking valve: Apparatus for assisting phonation in a wearer of a tracheostomy tube having a first end lying outside the trachea of the wearer in the use orientation, a second end lying inside the trachea of the wearer in the use orientation, and a first lumen coupling the first and second ends... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090095303 - Nasal prongs: A nasal prong for a ventilation interface can include a guide. The guide can be suitably disposed on portions of a nasal prong. One or more guides on a pair of nasal prongs may assist in operatively positioning and retaining the nasal prongs against or within a user's nares. In... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20090095304 - Vaginal pessary for the management of stress incontinence: The invention is an intra-vaginal pessary device constructed of bio-compatible, medical grade, non-latex silicone, to manage and diagnose mild to moderate stress incontinence in women by providing a user-friendly, non-surgical, occasional, non-invasive option for mid-urethral support. The invention is an approximately oval, non-absorbent device with an embedded pull-string for removal... Agent: Sharon Ann Richardson

20090095305 - Apparatus for preventing sleeping respiratory obstruction and method using the same: An apparatus for preventing a sleeping respiratory obstruction of a sleeper includes first and second air chambers provided to correspond to both sides of a back of a human body, respectively, so as to be shrunk and expanded, an air supply unit for supplying air to the first and second... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP Attn: Jim Coffman

20090095306 - Oral device for intubation: This invention relates to a device for delivering positive airways pressure while effecting mandibular advancement and methods and systems comprising the same.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090095307 - Earplug with engagement means: An earplug for a hearing aid adapted for engagement with earpieces made of materials with a comparatively high hardness. The earplug comprises a resilient sleeve and a shell, the shell having an outer portion adapted to fit within a user's ear canal and a central bore, the central bore having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090095308 - Support device: A support device comprising a first arch for a left-side anterior torso having a first superior contact point and a first inferior contact point; a second arch for a right-side anterior torso having a second superior contact point and a second inferior contact point; an anterior connecting means to connect... Agent: Wade Mckinney

20090095309 - Therapeutic/diagnostic external airway position support (eaps) device and method: A hands free, external airway position support device for use on a patient undergoing a surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedure. The device adheres to the patient at the base of his or her chin, jaw or neck so that no wrap around neck or head sling attachment means are required.... Agent: Gary P. Topolsky

04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090090355 - Aerosol medication inhalation system: An apparatus for use in conjunction with a metered dose inhaler which includes a novel valve system to aid in the delivery of aerosolized medicament to a subject. The apparatus also includes a novel rotational flow generator to aid in the useable delivery of said medication and avoid its loss... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090090357 - Guide device for tracheal intubation: The present disclosure provides for a guide adapted for facilitating insertion of a medical device into the trachea of a patient. The guide comprises an integral curved-shaped member having at least a first leg at one end of the guide. The curved-shaped member consists essentially of an outside curved side... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Ian C. Mcleod, P.C.

20090090358 - Laryngeal mask airway installation kit, laryngeal mask airway with a stylet, and stylet: A laryngeal mask airway installation kit, comprising a laryngeal mask airway comprising a gastric access tube; and a stylet capable of being inserted into the gastric access tube from the inlet end and, when bent, of changing the original shape of the laryngeal mask airway and thus facilitating the installation... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090090356 - Supralaryngeal airway including instrument ramp: A supralaryngeal airway of the type used to facilitate lung ventilation and the insertion of endo-tracheal tubes or related medical instruments through a patient's glottis where the shield is constructed to include a protrusion which serves to direct instruments inserted through the airway away from the proximal base of the... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.

20090090359 - Respiratory anaesthesia apparatus with device for measuring the xenon concentration: Apparatus for respiratory anaesthesia of a patient by administration of a gas containing gaseous xenon, with a main gas circuit which is open or closed and has an inhalation branch and an exhalation branch, means for supply of gaseous xenon to the inhalation branch of the main circuit, and means... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090090361 - Inhalation device: A dry inhaler system includes a vibrating mechanism. A supply of a dry powder is operatively coupled to the vibrating mechanism. A power source communicates with the vibrating mechanism. A sensor communicates with the vibrating mechanism. A feedback control communicates with the sensor and the power source. The feedback control... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090090360 - Mouthpiece for a device for dispensing a fluid product: A mouthpiece (10) for a fluid dispenser device, said mouthpiece comprising a body (11) that is provided with a fluid dispenser orifice (20) through which the fluid is expelled, and said mouthpiece being characterized in that said body (11) presents a substantially convex elongate shape, with a top surface (12)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090090362 - Blister piercing element for dry powder inhaler: A blister piercing element for puncturing the Hd of a blister containing a dose of medicament for inhalation by a user is disclosed. The piercing element comprising an outlet opening for the passage of medicament entrained in an airflow out of the blister and, a piercing head extending beyond and... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090090363 - Hyperthermic humidification system: Apparatus and methods for delivering humidified breathing gas to a patient are provided. The apparatus includes a humidification system configured to deliver humidified breathing gas to a patient. The humidification system includes a vapor transfer unit and a base unit. The vapor transfer unit includes a liquid passage, a breathing... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090090364 - Filtering face-piece respirator having nose clip molded into the mask body: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that comprises a mask body 12 and a harness 14. The mask body 12 includes (i) a filtering structure 18, (ii) a plastic support structure 16, and (iii) a nose clip 19 that is secured to the plastic support structure 18 by being molded therein.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090090365 - Balloon cuff tracheostomy tube with greater ease of insertion: There is provided a balloon cuffed tracheostomy tube with a balloon designed so as to enhance the tube's anchorability without sealing the tracheal stoma and to allow for an easier insertion into the trachea than a comparable tube with a thicker balloon. The tracheostomy tube device includes a conventional hollow... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090090366 - Balloon cuff tracheostomy tube: There is provided a balloon cuffed tracheostomy tube with a balloon designed so as to enhance the tube's anchorability without sealing the tracheal stoma. The tracheostomy tube device includes a conventional curved hollow tube. The distal end of the tube is adapted for insertion through a tracheal stoma and into... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090090367 - Method of contraception: A contraceptive method including the steps of using a primary contraceptive and administering a secondary, immunocontraceptive to boost overall efficacy of the two contraceptives.... Agent: Wolff & Samson, P.C.

20090090368 - Adhesive condom and deployment: An adhesive condom applicable to the male sexual organ to reduce compression and thereby reduce the difficulty of attaining and maintaining erection, improve barrier protection and prevent additional sexually transmitted diseases, to improve the efficacy of contraception (if contraception is desired) and to enhance utilization rates by enhancing sensation. Optimal... Agent: Attila Mady

20090090369 - Condom valve: A valve geometry applicable to the end of condoms to permit re-use with the same partner, or to permit the transmission of semen and thus permit conception as a result of intercourse while retaining the protective effect of barrier type infection control.... Agent: Attila Mady

20090090370 - Patient restraint system: A system for preventing a patient's shoulders from rising or “shrugging” during a medical procedure is presented. The patient lies on a table and wears a jacket. A number of straps are used to couple the jacket to the table. Each strap has a first end and a second end.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090090371 - Continously adjustable mandibular protrusion splint for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea: The invention relates to a two-part mandibular protrusion splint (1) for preventing snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnoea, comprising a lower part (2) and an upper part (3), comprising shaping and flexurally rigid trays (2a, 3a) which are open towards the mandibula and maxilla respectively, where the bottom surfaces of the... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090084377 - Endotracheal tube protector: A endotracheal tube protector for use with an endotracheal tube comprises an elongated tubular member having a first end configured to extend out of a patient's mouth when in use and a second end configured to enter the throat of the patient. The tubular member has openings in the first... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090084378 - Nose mask: A nose mask for applying an anesthesia gas to a laboratory animal in a casing means includes an anesthesia tube, an outer wall which is disposed outside the anesthesia tube to form a space therebetween and an anesthesia recovery system having an anesthesia recovery port open to the space. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090084379 - Dry powder inhaler: An dry powder inhaler is disclosed. The dry powder inhaler is designed so that a user's breath vacuums the dry powder from a well within the housing and directs the powder in a direct path to the user. This design prevents impaction and agglomeration of powder within the inhaler. A... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090084380 - Dry powder inhaler: A dry powder inhaler has a dispersion chamber containing beads. A dose of dry powder is released into the chamber, or into an inlet tangentially joining into the chamber. As the patient inhales on a nosepiece or mouthpiece, air moves circularly through the dispersion chamber to drive the beads. The... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090084381 - Portable drag compressor powered mechanical ventilator: A ventilator, device and system comprising a rotating compressor, preferably a drag compressor, which, at the beginning of each inspiratory ventilation phase, is accelerated to a sufficient speed to deliver the desired inspiratory gas flow, and is subsequently stopped or decelerated to a basal flow level to permit the expiratory... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090084382 - Catheter positioning method and computerized control unit for implementing the method: A control unit for a ventilator is arranged to receive, from each of a number of electrode pairs on an esophageal catheter a bioelectric signal having an ECG component. The control unit has a calculating unit that determines the ECG component of each of the bioelectric signals and a position... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090084383 - Water trap with an emptying device: A breathing gas system and water trap (1) is improved in respect to the reliability of operation and has an emptying device. The water trap (1) has a gas inlet (4), which meets a first water separating membrane (5) via a connection line. The connection line leads into a water... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090084384 - Face mask structure: A face mask structure, which includes an outer protective layer prepared from a water-repellent non-woven fabric; an inner protective layer prepared from a hydrophile non-woven fabric; a filter layer prepared from a static high-density fiber material for filtering microbes and dust powder, and sandwiched between the outer and inner protective... Agent: Center Healthcare Technology Co., Ltd.

20090084385 - Oxygen face mask with incorporated access: The present invention is a multi-purpose oxygen face mask having a self-closable port, integral with the surface of said mask shell, configured to receive a tube or implement that passes through the mask shell and maintains delivery of oxygen.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090084386 - Tubal ligation: A medical device or system may include an anchor capable of grasping tissue, rotating the tissue, and/or occluding a space in communication with the tissue. A method for occluding a space within a patient may include grasping tissue, rotating the tissue, and/or occluding a space in communication with the tissue.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090084387 - Piece of furniture for sexual intercourse: The invention relates to a piece of furniture for sexual intercourse. The piece of furniture comprises a lower base (1) with two pairs of considerably parallel legs (4), a pair of side columns (2a, 2b) being located on said base (1), which columns respectively have, at their upper part, a... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20090084388 - Methods and devices for removal of a tongue stabilization device: An airway implant device for maintaining and/or creating an opening in air passageways is disclosed. Methods and devices for removing, the device are also disclosed. Methods of treating airway disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring with the airway implant device are disclosed herein.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090084389 - Apparatus and method for securing uvula: A method and apparatus for securing a uvula to a soft palate. The uvula may be attached to either the nasopharyngeal side or the oral side of the soft palate with a uvula securement device. The uvula may be secured to the nasopharyngeal side of the soft palate with a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090084390 - Ambulatory therapeutic footwear: A therapeutic fabric boot that warms the calf and foot, permits ambulation and provides for moisture absorption and selective exposure and ventilation of the covered extremity. An internal foam cradle restricts foot movement and reduces pressure at the heel and calf when lying in a supine position. A re-sizable, flat,... Agent: Law Offices Douglas L. Tschida

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