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Surgery July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090188490 - Aerosolizing inhalation device: An aerosolizing inhalation device comprising a housing including a battery, a pneumatic switch, an atomizer and a liquid-supplying bottle having a first end connected to the atomizer, wherein the liquid-supplying bottle includes a vent duct, and wherein at least a portion of the housing defines an air orifice.... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090188492 - Canisters for use in metered dose inhalers: A canister for use in metered dose inhalers and fitted with a metering valve has walls that are formed of a laminate that includes a first layer which is composed of a metal and a second layer which is composed of a strengthening material.... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090188491 - Medicaments: This invention relates to aerosol formulations of use for the administration of medicaments by inhalation, in particular a pharmaceutical aerosol formulation which comprises particulate salbutamol and physiologically acceptable salts and solvates thereof and a fluorocarbon or hydrogen-containing chlorofluorocarbon propellant, which formulation is substantially free of surfactant. A method of treating... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090188493 - Nasal devices: Described herein are adhesive nasal devices. In particular, the adhesive nasal respiratory devices described herein are configured to be worn in communication with a subject's nasal cavity and may include a rim body having a passageway therethrough, an airflow resistor in communication with the passageway of the rim body, and... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090188494 - Drug ejection apparatus, estimation of ejection performance thereof, and method of drug ejection: A drug ejection apparatus comprises a drug ejection assembly having an ejection port and an element for generating energy for ejecting a drug through the ejection port, a drug container connected with the drug ejection assembly for holding the drug, a pressure sensor unit for sensing a pressure change in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090188496 - 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.

20090188497 - 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.

20090188495 - Pre-metered dry powder inhaler for moisture-sensitive medicaments: The invention discloses a pre-metered dry powder inhaler for use in treatment of respiratory disorders. The inhaler comprises a foil cutter arranged for opening a dry, moisture-tight seal formed by a dose container with tiotropium particles and a seal foil fixed to the container. The tiotropium-containing dose protected from moisture... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090188498 - Inhaler for delivery of a powder formulation from a blister strip: An inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip has a plurality of blister pockets and uses a pivotable mouthpiece cover to move the blister strip onward.... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090188499 - Method and apparatus for customizing delivery of an oxygen-enriched gas to a user: A method of customizing delivery of an oxygen-enriched gas to a user includes calibrating an oxygen delivery device such that it is configured to deliver oxygen-enriched gas to the user in an amount specific to the user's predicted need, which need is correlated with the user's then-current activity. An apparatus... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090188500 - Combination breathing treatment method: A method of providing a combination lung treatment therapy that is substantially uninterrupted between providing continuous positive airway pressure therapy and high-frequency therapy is disclosed. The present invention combines multiple respiratory therapies in order to facilitate the prevention and treatment of certain pulmonary diseases. The present invention also discloses a... Agent: Hitchcock Evert LLP

20090188501 - Self contained breathing apparatus modular control system: The claim over prior art is for an approach to an electronically controlled or electronically monitored breathing system that represents an improvement in electrical reliability, manufacturing cost and efficiency, user maintenance, system reliability, user cost and maintenance. These improvements are accomplished by placing the major electronic, mechanical and electromechanical control... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090188502 - Energy relief control in a mechanical ventilator: The present invention relates to a solution for controlling the pressure/flow of breathing gas to a mechanical ventilator (4) by using an energy of breathing analysis and further to provide a pressure relief during exhalation and a trigger determination when to start the pressure relief using energy content of breathing... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090188503 - Sub-tidal volume rebreather and second stage regulator: Presented is a sub-tidal volume rebreather (STVR) and various embodiments that extend the useful range and/or reduce the encumbrance of any breathable gas, whether filtered, compressed, or otherwise, used by a diver, serviceman, fireman, or other user of such equipment. In an exemplary embodiment the second stage regulator (Reg2) of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090188504 - Mechanically actuated emergency oxygen delivery system: An emergency oxygen system includes: a pressure vessel containing pressurized oxygen; a rupturable seal that confines the oxygen within the vessel until the seal is ruptured; and a valve assembly for controlling the oxygen release and delivery to an aircraft passenger. The valve assembly includes: a valve body with an... Agent: Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20090188505 - Respiratory mask assembly: A flow regulation vent for venting washout gas to atmosphere and for regulating flow from a pressurized gas supply includes a fixed portion adapted to engage a gas supply conduit; a spring force biased movable portion structured for flowing communication with the pressurized gas supply; and a hinge pivotally connecting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090188506 - Integral valve effect respirator: A respirator comprises: a nose and mouth covering porous filter body and a flexible restraining device arranged so that the body may pivot in a transverse plane about its nose contact portion, and the restraining device attaches to the body at positions where its restraining force imparts torque in the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090188507 - Nasal air pillow holder: A holder for nasal pillow as used for respiration in the treatment of sleep apnea, is arranged to enclose the mask substantially continuously along its longitudinal axis or axial length, stabilizing the mask against the nose breathing passage openings. The holder is held in position by a soft, deformable, or... Agent: Joel I Rosenblatt

20090188508 - Disposable medical mouthpiece appliance: A medical appliance in the form of a pliable mouth piece in the shape of a funnel having a cylindrical section attached thereto. The pliable mouth piece is made of a robo rubber. An additional rigid tube may be inserted into the cylindrical section. The pliable appliance may be used... Agent: A. James Smith Jr.

20090188509 - Emergency ventilation apparatus, system, and method: An emergency ventilation apparatus, system, and method for providing ventilation to patients in emergency situations, the system comprising an angled laryngoscope handle and a ventilation-aid securement device. The handle is configured to hold a laryngoscope blade between approximately twenty and forty degrees relative to a lower portion of the handle... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20090188510 - Treatment of obstructive sleep disorders: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for treating sleep disorders related to partial or complete obstruction of air passageways by the tongue during sleep, such as snoring and sleep apnea. A mouthpiece is inserted in a user's mouth, so that a radial portion of the mouthpiece is... Agent: Linda Flewellen Gould

07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090183733 - Nebulizer delivery device and system for animals and method of using same: A nebulizer delivery device for administering a nebulized drug to an animal having a means for connecting the device to a drug source, a reservoir for holding the nebulized drug in communication with the connecting means, at least one air inlet valve and at least one inhalation one-way valve for... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090183734 - Nasal dilator: A nasal dilator includes a contact pad attachable to a user's facial region below the user's eye and outboard from the user's nose. A tugging device is coupled with the contact pad and urges the contact pad in a direction away from the user's nose. With this structure, effective dilation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090183735 - Snorkel with one-way valve breath tube: A snorkel with one-way breath tube comprises one J-shaped inhalant breath tube, one one-way valve inlet tube, one mouth piece, one one-way outlet tube and one exhalant breath tube. A snorkel with one-way breath tube allows air to flow in one direction. A swimmer inhales fresh air from J-shaped inhalant... Agent: Kun Yuan Tong

20090183736 - Method of anesthesia: Inhaled anesthetics with otherwise desirable properties but which are too extensively degraded by passage through absorbents containing calcium hydroxide plus sodium hydroxide (such as soda lime) can be used as anesthetics by substituting absorbents containing calcium hydroxide but devoid of sodium hydroxide or containing minimal amounts of sodium hydroxide.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090183737 - Pulse width modulated medical gas concentration control: A specified concentration of oxygen in a medical gas delivered to a patient by a gas delivery system can be achieved through the use of pulse width modulation control of the flows of one or more component medical gases. The flow of component medical gases can be controlled to improve... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090183738 - Device for complex interval normobaric hypoxic hyperoxic training of a human: This invention is directed to medical equipment and can be used for elevation of resistance of a human body against various pathologies including bronchial asthma, hyperplastic anemia and iron deficiency anemia, neurocirculatory dystonia, hypertension, obesity. This instrument can also be useful for treatment and prevention of respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions,... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090183739 - Methods and devices for improving efficacy of non-invasive ventilation: A nasal ventilation interface including a manifold a nasal cushions. The manifold is configured with compound arcuate curves for optimizing fit and performance. The ventilation gas supply hose is attached to only one side of the manifold at any given time, thereby freeing up the opposite side of the user's... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090183740 - Patella tracking method and apparatus for use in surgical navigation: An apparatus for use in tracking movement of a patella through a range of motion during a surgical navigation procedure, comprising a frame fixed in relation to the patella, a patella trial component associated with the frame for fixing the frame relative to the patella, and a reference array configured... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090178672 - Methods, systems and computer-readable products for optimizing aerosol particle administration to the lungs: The present invention is directed to methods, systems and computer-readable products for optimizing aerosol particle administration to the lungs. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods of tailoring inhaling maneuvers for aerosol particle administration using the subject's lung function data and to systems and computer-readable products carrying out such... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090178673 - Actuation indicator for a dispensing device: An actuation indicator which includes a drums sub-assembly including a rotatable actuation indicator wheel, a rocking ratchet pawl for rotating the indicator wheel in a set direction and a rocking mechanism for the pawl driven by a slipping clutch arrangement, wherein the slipping clutch arrangement includes a slipping clutch spring... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090178674 - Device for introducing a tracheal cannula into a tracheostoma: The present invention concerns a device having a guide catheter for the introduction of a tracheal cannula into a tracheostoma. To provide a device for introducing a tracheal cannula into a tracheostoma, which prevents injury by the distal end face of the cannula and which is suitable for use in... Agent: Paul And Paul

20090178675 - Breathable air safety system and method: A breathable air safety system and method is disclosed. In an embodiment, a safety system of a structure includes a supply unit (100) of a structure to facilitate delivery of breathable air from a source of compressed air to an air distribution system (150, 250, 350) of the structure, a... Agent: Intellevate

20090178677 - Fluid-product dispensing device: An inhaler comprising: at least one cover element (11, 12) that is movable between a closed position and an open position; individual reservoirs formed on a reservoir substrate; movable support means (50) that are displaceable between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position; reservoir opening means (80) for opening a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090178678 - Reservoir pressure system for medicament inhaler: An inhaler includes an accurate and consistent mechanical dose metering system that dispenses dry powdered medicament in discrete amounts or doses for patient inhalation, a pressure relief system that manages pressure within a medicament reservoir of the inhaler to ensure consistently dispensed doses, and a dose counting system indicating the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090178676 - Simple inhaler: A dry powder inhaler for pulmonary or nasal use, comprising at least an inhaler body and a cartridge with one or more compartments each containing one dose of a drug. The compartment has holes to admit air and holes to deliver powder, which, in use, communicate with an inhalation channel... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090178679 - Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly: A respiratory mask includes a frame including a breathable gas port, wherein the frame defines an inner chamber to receive at least one of a wearer's nasal region and mouth. The mask includes a cushion including a flange connected to the frame, an inner rim defining an opening to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090178680 - Head strap: A head strap includes a curved top strap portion having left and right ends, and left and right connecting strap portions extending downwardly and respectively from the left and right ends of the top strap portion and having bottom ends connected to each other below the top strap portion. The... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090178681 - Endotracheal tube cleaning devices and methods of removing mucus accumulations from endotracheal tubes: An endotracheal tube cleaning device may comprise an elongated member, a cleaning member at a first end of the elongated member, and a collection member. The cleaning member may include a shaving region about a periphery thereof. The elongated member may extend through the collection member, and the elongated member... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090178682 - Intrauterine fallopian tube occlusion device: An intrauterine device for occluding orifices of fallopian tubes includes a resilient body having an elongated member with a first end and a second end. The elongated member further includes a first leg ending with the first end of the elongated member, a second leg ending with the second end... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20090178683 - Device for stable spatial fixation and central drilling with distal interlocking screws in limb procedures: The device of the present invention provides satisfactory and comfortable three-dimensional spatial holding of an injured limb and allows for the spatial transition of the limb from position to position in accordance with the surgeon's requirements comfortably, easily and within a short time period. Further, the device enables the temporary... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090178684 - Dental appliance: The present invention is a dental oral appliance to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance includes a base to secure the appliance within the mouth for the individual. Typically, the base will fit over and secure to the lower... Agent: Steven E. Shapiro

20090178685 - Surgical drape and system having a barrier for preventing the start of a surgical procedure and methods for using same: A surgical drape, system and method of using comprise a surgical drape having a fenestration to be placed over a surgical site of a patient. The surgical drape includes a barrier removably attached to the surgical drape and adapted for placement over a portion of the fenestration to prevent the... Agent: Janet M. Garetto Nixon Peabody LLP

07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090173340 - Method and apparatus to relieve menstrual pain: An apparatus to relieve menstrual cramping which includes one or more symmetrical tapered pads having an inner and outer side, each outer side being semi-rigid and each inner side being flexible and compressible. The outer side of each pad is connected to one or more straps having a first and... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20090173341 - Inhalation device having an optimized air flow path: A device for the pulmonary delivery of a compound comprising a reservoir for storing a compound, a system for generating particles of a desired size, and a housing comprising an inlet and an outlet between which is formed a substantially unobstructed airflow path.... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

20090173342 - Emergency breathing apparatus: An emergency breathing apparatus for skiers which is a device for attachment to an item of clothing, or in a ski pole or walking pole, which is adapted to enable a user to breathe in the event of being trapped in an avalanche. The emergency breathing apparatus comprises a conduit... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090173343 - Nasal respiratory mask system and connection/disconnection means used therein: The present invention relates to a nasal respiratory mask system comprising: a nasal mask that is tightly attached to the face of a user and serves as means for leading positive-pressure breathing gas to the nose of the user, a frame to keep the nasal mask at a predetermined position,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090173344 - Cpap system and method of use: A system and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) by means of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP) system in which is included an ultra-violet light source to remove bacteria and contaminants which may cause respiratory infection in a patient being treated. The ultravoilet light source is contained in a specially... Agent: Daniel J. O'connor

20090173346 - Dose counter: This application discloses a dose counter for use in connection with a device adapted for metered dispensing of a medication. The dose counter has a first count indicator that has a first indicia bearing surface, with the first count indicator being rotatable about a first axis. The dose counter also... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090173345 - Medicine dispensation device: The invention concerns a medicine dispensation device, in particular a multi-dose powder inhalator, for the dispensing of individual doses of medicine as depicted in exemplary FIG. 1. Therein a number of medicine chambers are contained in a medicine magazine shaped like a continuous loop. The medicine chambers form groups in... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090173347 - Pressure support ventilation of patients: A methodology and apparatus for determining ventilator settings including an end expiratory pressure setting, pressure swing, resistive unloading and target ventilation for delivering ventilatory support based upon generalized patient ventilation characteristics and/or disease classifications. An apparatus may be programmed with the instructions to accomplish the methodology interactively by prompting the... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090173348 - Method and apparatus for inducing and controlling hypoxia: An apparatus for inducing hypoxia in a subject is provided. The apparatus includes a breathing port, an inspiratory reservoir, means for introducing oxygen into the apparatus, means for controlling the flow rate of entry of oxygen into the apparatus at a rate below the subject's metabolic requirements, an expiratory reservoir... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090173349 - Nasal ventilation interface: A ventilation interface may include the following elements: a cushion, shell, forehead support, supply tubes, an adapter or Y-connector and a nasal cannula, which may also include nasal inserts, and connectors. Each of the elements of the ventilation interface may also include ribs of wire, stiffener or other bendable material... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20090173350 - Multipurpose cannula: This invention relates to medical treatment and monitoring of a living body, and more particularly to a multipurpose apparatus and method for measuring a living body's respiratory airflow, analyzing the composition of a gas exhaled by a living body and/or insufflating a treating gas into the living body.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090173351 - Control system for a tongue stabilization device: A tongue implant control system and methods for stabilizing the tongue are disclosed. The tongue implant control system includes an implant device and a non-implanted control device in wireless communication. The control device provides an inductive power transfer for operating the implant device. The control device also sends commands for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090173352 - On-off implant for supporting the airway: The present invention provides an airway implant device having an electroactive polymer element, including: a composite layer having a polymer substrate and a biocompatible conductive material, wherein the composite layer also can be opposing surfaces; and a conductive polymer layer disposed on at least one of the opposing surfaces of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090173353 - Self-fitting device for location in an ear canal: Self-fitting device for location in ear canal and related method, including a bladder joined with a pump assembly via a valve assembly. The pump assembly transfers air to the bladder and achieves a predetermined pressure with the chamber regardless of ear canal size. The predetermined pressure may be achieved by... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090173354 - Removably attachable retractable strap device: I have invented a removably attachable retractable strap device for use with conventional spinal backboards. The present invention essentially comprises a retractable strap device contained in a housing with a curved bottom to be removably attached to traditional spinal backboards for use in securing and transporting patients. The retractable strap... Agent: Esther E. Schwartz

07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090165783 - Nebulizer apparatus and method: A device has a mouthpiece with an inhalation opening and a substantially spheroid container unitarily formed with the mouthpiece, the spheroid container for housing liquid medicine. The device further comprises an air delivery opening coupled to the spheroid container, wherein when air is delivered to the container, the air mixes... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20090165784 - Lubricious intubation device: An intubation device for intubation of a patient that includes a tube comprising a body comprising a mixture of a polymer composition and a lubricant that provides inherent lubricity to the surface of the body and methods for intubating a patient with such a device. The lubricant assists in withdrawal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20090165785 - Anesthetic absorbing circle: The present invention relates to an anesthetic absorbing circle, comprising: a first common tube, providing an anesthetic gas mixture; an inspiration branch, connected to the first common tube and delivering the anesthetic gas mixture to a patient end; an expiration branch, connected to the first common tube and sending back... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP

20090165786 - Transpulmonary systemic cooling using liquid mists: A method for transpulmonary cooling by providing a liquid having a boiling point of 38-300° C., more preferably 38-250° C., more preferably 38-200° C., more preferably 38-150° C., more preferably 38-80° C. The liquid is nebulized to form a mist. The mist is optionally cooled below room temperature and delivered... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20090165787 - Dosing safety arrangement in a delivery apparatus for pressurized medical liquids: A delivery apparatus for pressurized medical liquids has a primary reservoir that pressurizes a medical liquid therein to a driving pressure, a second reservoir having an inlet connected to receive pressurized liquid from the primary reservoir via a controllable intermediate valve, and an outlet for discharge of the received medical... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090165788 - Drug containment systems with sticks, related kits, dry powder inhalers and methods: Dry powder drug containment systems with a stick substrate and at least one dry powder receptacle or container that can be detached or opened to release dry powder in an inhaler. Related inhalers and kits of sticks are described.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090165790 - Dry powder inhalers: Dry powder inhalers include an elongate body having opposing first and second outer primary surfaces with a cavity therebetween and having opposing top and bottom end portions and a disk holding a plurality of doses of a dry powder inhalable product located in the cavity of the elongate body. The... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090165789 - Liquid ejection cartridge and liquid ejection device: Provided are a liquid ejection cartridge and a liquid ejection device each having a simple structure capable of surely mixing a plurality of liquids. The liquid ejection cartridge according to the present invention includes a liquid ejection portion (12) for ejecting a liquid; a first liquid storage portion (3) which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090165791 - Inhaler: Disclosed is an inhaler for administering a medicament in the form of inhalable substances, substance formulations, or substance mixtures, especially in the form of a powder. Said inhaler comprises a housing (1) which is provided with an interior (18) for accommodating at least one capsule that is filled with the... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090165792 - Anti-condensation device for catheters: An anti-condensation arrangement (5) for catheters comprising a heated air generator (6), a sheath (9) covering a catheter (4) such as to create a cavity (I) with it, and a device (7,8) for the input of heated air produced by the generator (6) into the cavity (I). The sheath (9)... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090165793 - Rapid opening packaging system for airway devices: The present invention relates to a packaging system for airway devices that permits their rapid access. In particular, the packaging system is capable of maintaining the device in storage under sterile conditions, yet be capable of facilitating rapid unpackaging and use.... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090165794 - Reactive medical devices: A tracheal tube comprising a nematic polymer or nematic elastomer, wherein an outer diameter of the tracheal tube changes in size in response to exposure of the tracheal tube to light or heat.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090165795 - Method and apparatus for respiratory therapy: The disclosure provides a method for delivering pressurized gas to an airway of a subject. The disclosure also provides a system for delivering pressurized gas to an airway of a subject. The disclosure further provides a computer-readable storage medium containing a set of instructions executable on a processor that include... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090165796 - System to deliver oxygen in an aircraft: The invention relates to a system to deliver a respiratory gas to crew members in a cabin of an aircraft, said system comprising at least one respiratory mask, an ambient air inlet for admission of ambient air into said respiratory mask, a source of additional gas, supply lines to transport... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090165798 - method for improving control and detection precision of tidal volume by a calculation introduced with r value: The present invention discloses a method for improving control and detection precision of tidal volume by introducing R value, comprising the steps of: a plateau pressure Pplate is used to calculate a system compliance C with C=ΔV/(Pplate−PEEP); VT, the tidal volume obtained currently at patient terminal, is calculated with VT=ΔV×(C−Ctube)/C,... Agent: Walker & Jocke, L.p.a.

20090165797 - Airway system, operating mehtod thereof and ventilator or anesthetic machine having such system: The present invention discloses an airway system and operating method thereof in the medical equipments such as a ventilator and an anesthetic machine. The airway system comprises: a respiratory circuit (2) comprising an inspiratory branch (21) and an expiratory branch (22); a control unit (1) connected to the respiratory circuit... Agent: Walker & Jocke, L.p.a.

20090165799 - Continuous positive airway pressure device: A continuous positive airway pressure system features a housing forming an airway chamber, and an air pressure inlet and an air pressure outlet. The housing further defines internally a pair of tapered air jets, and a pair of tapered air receivers. The air receivers are located downstream of the air... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090165800 - Filter arrangement: To connect and disconnect a filter in a gas flow system, a filter unit has a filter housing wherein an adsorption/absorption filter is movably arranged. The filter housing has two tube connectors for connecting the filter unit in a gas conducting passage. The filter unit also has a shifting element... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090165801 - Carbon dioxide detector having an acrylic based substrate: Embodiments disclosed herein may include a carbon dioxide detector having an acrylic-based substrate impregnated with a carbon dioxide sensitive dye. The carbon dioxide sensitive dye may include a pH indicator which changes color based on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air at the surface of the indicator. In... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090165802 - Supplemental oxygen system for aircraft and method therefor: A system for supplying oxygen to a flight deck and cabin area of an aircraft has an oxygen supply. A T-fitting is coupled to the oxygen supply. A first regulator is coupled to a first outlet of the T-fitting to control a flow of oxygen out of the first outlet.... Agent: The Boeing Company C/o Weiss & Moy, P.C.

20090165803 - On-off implant for supporting the tongue: The present invention provides an implant for stabilizing the tongue, including: a first anchoring portion for securing a first end of the implant with the mandibula; a control portion connected with the anchoring portion, configured for selectively activating the implant; a flexible portion connected at its proximal end with the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

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20090165805 - Mouth guard: A mouth guard comprises, in one embodiment, a pair of bite pads joined by a connecting portion, each bite pad having an upper bite surface and a lower bite surface, one bite surface being movable relative to the other bite surface to allow relative movement of a user's teeth and... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20090165806 - Straight jacket: A straitjacket is disclosed, which is adapted to fit wearers of more than one clothing size. The straitjacket has a jacket torso body comprising at least two panels, each panel terminating at a lower edge located adjacent to but below the wearer's underarms. Sleeves extend from the torso body to... Agent: Todd S. Parkhurst Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd.

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