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Surgery September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090235925 - Aerosolisation system: The invention provides a combination of a micro pump 27 or a micro valve with a vibrating mesh nebuliser 2. This is powered by a controller 3. The controller 3 may have modifications to provide the electrical drive mechanism for the pump 27 in addition to fulfilling the aerosol/nebuliser drive... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090235926 - Multiple dose condensation aerosol devices and methods of forming condensation aerosols: Devices and methods of entraining a substance within an airflow are disclosed. Condensation aerosol delivery devices and methods of consistently producing multiple doses of a substance, such as a drug, having high purity, high yield, characterized by a particle size distribution appropriate for pulmonary delivery, and which can be administered... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20090235924 - Reservoir and nebulizer: A reservoir for a nebulizer, a nebulizer and a method of filling a reservoir are proposed. To avoid undesirable rises in pressure, a fluid chamber of the reservoir is pre-collapsed and filled with an initial amount of fluid which is less than the maximum volume of the fluid chamber. Preferably,... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090235923 - Spray device and nozzle closure: A spray device including a casing and a spray bottle. A closing element is arranged in a nozzle. The closing element substantially fills the nozzle in order to minimize residual amounts of a drug in the nozzle. The overall purpose is to protect the spray device from contamination and evaporation.... Agent: Venable LLP

20090235927 - Pacifier for intubated infants: A pacifier comprising an endotracheal tube holding means for intubated infants. The pacifier further comprises a nipple member attached to a flange member, wherein a channel is disposed longitudinally along the nipple and flange to accommodate an endotracheal tube. A slot, smaller in circumference than the tube, is disposed along... Agent: Lauson & Tarver LLP

20090235928 - Helmet for artificial respiration without the aid of face masks or tracheal tubes, with improved wearability: A helmet for artificial respiration without the aid of face masks or tracheal tubes, with improved wearability comprises un body (12) for containing the head of the patient and a neck collar (13, 113)—for forming an airtight sealing around the patient's neck—made of plastic flexible material, a plurality of fittings... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20090235929 - Powder inhalers: The invention relates to a powder inhaler for administering moisture-sensitive pharmaceutical formulations.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090235930 - Unit dose dry powder inhaler: A unit dose dry powder inhaler has a dose unit within an inhaler housing. As the dose unit is pushed into the inhaler housing, a container on the dose unit is opened, releasing a pharmaceutical powder into the housing. The user inhales on a mouthpiece, drawing the powder and air... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090235931 - Unit dose dry powder inhaler: A unit dose dry powder inhaler includes a chamber housing containing a powder dispersion chamber. A chamber tube extends from the dispersion chamber into the mouthpiece. A cover or cup is rotatably attached to the chamber housing. A dose of a dry powder is contained at a powder location in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090235932 - Respiratory face mask and breathing circuit assembly: A respiratory face mask is provided suitably sized and configured to engage at least the nose portion and mouth portion of a patient's face. Gas from a gas supply and scavenging set normally used in dentistry is operatively coupled to the mask via a breathing circuit to supply fresh gas... Agent: Ramses Nashed

20090235933 - Electrostatically charged mask filter products and method for increased filtration efficiency: A surgical or permeable mask are used to stop contaminants from entering the mouth and nose of patients and, people administering healthcare or working in other areas where there is a potential danger of airborne contaminants such as particulates, pollutants, bacteria, viruses, or other dangerous particles entering the oral and... Agent: Stanley H. Kremen

20090235934 - Filtering face-piece respirator having an integrally-joined exhalation valve: A filtering face-piece respirator that has a harness and a mask body where the mask body includes a filtering structure and a support structure. An exhalation valve is attached to the mask body and includes a valve seat that is integral to the mask body. The present invention is beneficial... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090235935 - Secretion clearing patient airway management system: A pulmonary secretion clearing airway structure and related airway management system is disclosed that has a double lumen portion which each lumen of the double lumen portion operably secured to an airway management system so that inspiratory fluid (air/oxygen mixtures, with or without added water vapor) is delivered to the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090235936 - Valved fenestrated tracheotomy tube having inner and outer cannulae with pressure relief: An outer cannula has a first port for orienting outside the neck of a wearer, a second port for orienting within the trachea of the wearer, a first passageway coupling the first port to the second port to permit the flow of gases from the first port to the second... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090235937 - Retinal rest device and method: A hands free, support device for use on a patient convalescing from ophthalmologic surgery such as the type used to reattach a detached retina. The device can be repeatedly positioned between the base of a user/wearer's chin/jaw and upper chest so that no wrap around neck or head sling attachment... Agent: Gary P. Topolosky

20090235938 - Protective upper leg sleeve: The present invention describes a protective thigh sleeve for preventing and protecting skin from irritation and rash developing as a result of physical activities from skin surface friction.... Agent: Walt Froloff

09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090229600 - Method of forming an aerosol for inhalation delivery: The present invention relates to the inhalation delivery of aerosols containing small particles. Specifically, it relates to a method of forming an aerosol for use in inhalation therapy. In a method aspect of the present invention, a method of forming an aerosol for use in inhalation therapy is provided. The... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20090229601 - Intubating airway device: Disclosed is an intubating airway device for intubating a patient. The intubating airway device comprises a hollow tubular member, a rubber adaptor having an opening, a first connector, an airway tube and a second connector. The hollow tubular member comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a port that... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090229602 - Percutaneous emergent cricothyroidotomy airway device: A percutaneous emergent cricothyroidotomy airway device for creating a surgical airway in a patient. The device includes a housing and a palm grip movably disposed in the housing between an expanded position and a compressed position. A first prong extends from the housing and second prong extends from the palm... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090229603 - Protective garment usable with gas tank releasibly carried by shoulder straps and waist belt: A system is provided for a firefighter or other emergency worker and includes a protective coat and a self-contained breathing apparatus. The self-contained breathing apparatus includes a regulator connected by a high-pressure hose to a gas tank that is releasibly carried on the coat by shoulder straps and waist straps.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090229604 - An inhaler: An inhaler is provided with a closure which may be moved between a closed and open position in order to cover and uncover a mouthpiece. The closure is associated with a revolvable element comprising a restricting member. Movement of the closure from the open position to the closed position causes... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090229605 - Ajustment of endotracheal tube cuff filling: A method of intubating a subject is disclosed. The method comprises inserting an endotracheal tube into the tracheal airway of the subject; inflating a cuff associated with the endotracheal tube within the airway below the vocal cords; measuring a level of at least one measure being indicative of leakage of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090229606 - Low cost cpap flow generator and humidifier assembly: A CPAP device wherein humidification detection and/or control is performed by a microprocessor of the CPAP device without requiring a separate humidification control chip. The microprocessor may also control the flow generator motor and the flow generator display. Further, the microprocessor may include code to prevent ‘brown-out’, and/or to detect... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090229607 - Dose counter: A dose counter device for an inhaler registers when a dose is delivered. The dose counter is adapted to mount on the distal end of the inhaler. The inhaler includes a canister comprising an inhaler housing. The dose counter device comprises a device trigger provided in an electron circuit on... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090229608 - Inhaler: An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive an elongate strip of blisters each containing a dose of medicament and being sequentially movable into alignment with means for breaching a blister to enable a user to inhale said dose contained therein. The device comprises a spiral wound element... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090229609 - Portable, disposable cool air inhaler and methods of treatment using same: An inhaler having a housing containing a low temperature material. Positioned in the housing is a coil or other pathway isolated from the housing and defining an airflow passageway. The coil and the air inside the coil are cooled by the low temperature material when activated. The low temperature material... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090229611 - Automated inspiratory muscle training for patients receiving mechanical ventilation: A system and method for automated inspiratory muscle strength exercise includes software for setting a mechanical ventilator for a pressure regulated breath with an initial pressure target that is at the highest pressure setting a patient can tolerate and increasing the pressure target as tolerated.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090229610 - Network enabled flow generator: A network enabled flow generator includes a continuous source of breathable gas for delivery to airways of a patient, and a process controller processing data relating to operations of the flow generator. A network interface communicates with the process controller and is configured to support a communications protocol. In this... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090229612 - System and method for integrated high frequency oscillatory ventilation: An integrated ventilation system is presented. The integrated ventilation system comprises a high frequency ventilation module configured to be operationally coupled to a ventilation system, where the high frequency ventilation module is configured to aid the ventilation system in performing high frequency ventilation. A method for providing high frequency ventilation... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090229613 - Protective garment adapted for self-contained breathing apparatus: A system (20) is provided for a firefighter or other emergency worker and includes a protective coat (10) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (12). The self-contained breathing apparatus includes a regulator (14) connected by a high pressure hose (16) to an oxygen/air tank (18) that is carried by the coat... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090229616 - Apparatus for stabilizing an airway tube: An airway tube holder (10) has a face plate assembly to fix an airway tube (24). The assembly comprises a face plate (20) for placement over the mouth of a patient. The face plate (20) has a channel (22) including an open end (23) and a closed end (26) in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090229615 - Method and device for removing fluid material from the airway above an endotracheal tube cuff: A minimally invasive tracheal fluid removal device and corresponding method of use for removing accumulated subglottic secretions in an intubated patient's endotracheal tube. The device may be configured as a dual-track or single-tube suction guidance system. This device presents a significant improvement over the art as it eliminates the need... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090229614 - Tracheostomy tube assemblies: A tracheostomy tube assembly includes a flexible tube (1, 1′) and a flexible introducer (2, 2′) within the tube, the introducer having a passage (22) along its length for receiving a guidewire (9) inserted into the trachea (7) through a tracheostomy (6). The tube (1) has an inwardly-projecting collar (17,... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090229617 - Interactive apparatus: A primarily movement-based, biomechanically advanced interactive apparatus, that can be operated via simultaneous hand and feet action to encourage participation of all major joints/muscles of the body and which is designed to work with the body in motion.... Agent: Melvin I. Stoltz, Esq.

20090229618 - Sleep positioning apparatus: A sleep positioning apparatus for restricting the movement of a person wearing a garment from a desired sleeping position to an undesired sleeping position, comprising an interchangeable resiliently deformable roll inhibiting element having openings there through; and a fastener assembly for connecting the roll inhibiting element to the garment of... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law, P.A.

20090229619 - Apparatus and method for protecting earlobes of athletes: An earlobe protector is described. The earlobe protector may be adhered to an athlete's ear when the athlete is wearing an earring. The protector can allow the athlete to participate in contact sports without removing the earring.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090223513 - Aerosol delivery systems and methods: Methods and systems for aerosol delivery of agents to a patient are described herein. The present system can be used to administer various types of agents, such as a vaccine or other types of pharmaceutical substances. Certain embodiments of the present system utilize an actuator coupled to a disposable aerosolizing... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090223514 - Humidification of respiratory gases: A humidifier for a respiratory apparatus for delivering a humidified flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a humidifier chamber configured to store a supply of water to humidify the flow of breathable gas, the humidifier chamber comprising a first heating element configured to heat the supply of water;... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090223516 - Medicament inhalation delivery devices and methods for using the same: A medicament delivery device for administering a medicament to a user includes a medicament reservoir and an entrance port and an exit port each disposed adjacent the reservoir. A gas chamber disposed adjacent the entrance port. The device includes a pressurizing mechanism operable to pressurize said gas chamber to at... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090223515 - Non-ejectable liquid cartridge and liquid ejection apparatus: An inhaler includes an ejection head having a liquid ejection nozzle and a liquid solution passage communicating with the liquid ejection nozzle. A liquid solution cartridge and a non-ejectable liquid cartridge are attached to the head interchangeably for supplying a liquid solution and a non-ejectable liquid such as a cleaning... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090223517 - Small animal mask: A spacer for connecting an inhaler device to a mask, including an elongated cylindrical first member extending along a central axis between a proximal end adapted to receive an inhaler device and a distal end having a particle reflecting surface, and wherein the first member has an inner channel extending... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090223520 - Breathing assistance apparatus: A CPAP system for supplying humidified gases to a user is disclosed in which various interfaces are described for gas delivery. A mask cushion including a deformable cushion and thin sheath is described.... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20090223518 - Delivery of respiratory therapy: A patient interface includes a sealing arrangement adapted to provide an effective seal with the patient's nose, an inlet conduit arrangement adapted to deliver breathable gas to the sealing arrangement, and a cover that substantially encloses the sealing arrangement and/or the inlet conduit arrangement.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090223519 - Ventilation mask: A ventilation mask used for the ventilation of a patient has a mask base and a contour element that fits on the patient's face. At least one outflow channel for respiratory gas is provided in a transition zone between the base of the mask and the contour element. The outflow... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20090223521 - Mask system and method for constructing the same: A mask system including a frame module and a cushion module provided to the frame module and adapted to form a seal with the patient's face. The cushion module includes a main body defining a breathing chamber and adapted to interface with the frame module and a cushion adapted to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090223522 - Apparatus and method for cushioning a ventilation mask: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for preventing facial wounds caused by an applied ventilation mask are provided. For example, the apparatus includes a cushion formed in an inverted “V” shape, wherein the cushion comprises a superior portion and two inferior portions, wherein the superior portion corresponds to the vertex of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090223523 - Respiratory mask: A respiratory mask includes: a rigid mask frame having a ring portion, a loop portion spaced apart from the ring portion, and rib portions interconnecting the ring portion and the loop portion, the rigid mask frame defining a frame space; and a single piece of a flexible mask body having... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090223524 - Leg and feet elevator: This lounging device is a leg and feet elevator apparatus that should be used for recreational and/or therapeutic purposes. The device is triangular in shape with a right angle design for optimum comfort and multi-positioning; wrapped in an outer cover of durable vinyl/plastic; inflatable composite material and heat sealed envelopes... Agent: Thomas Walter Davis Iii

20090223525 - Oral appliance for treating a breathing condition: In certain embodiments, an apparatus for treating a breathing condition includes a body, a threaded member, a hook, and a receiver. The body comprises a front stop, a rear stop, and a guide extending between the stops. The threaded member couples between the stops and rotates relative to the body.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090223526 - Mouthguard: The present invention is a mouthguard to be used in sports to protect the mouth and teeth from blows to the face and head. The mouthguard has a three layer laminate construction and is fabricated from thermoplastic material that may be softened in hot water to enable a user to... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20090223527 - Apparatus that improves discovery of cancer mass, and reduces inflammation - onset of symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis - tactile deficit of fingers, and increases discovery of foreign mass in breast and other self examinations: An apparatus to increase identification of cancer mass in subcutaneous tissue, by palpation by self examination, to accommodate disability, to increase therapy of medical and physical recovery and treatment, and method of using devices or compounds which reduce onset of symptoms of median nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome or... Agent: John Choate

09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090217923 - Breath-controlled inhalation therapy device: A breath-controlled inhalation therapy device includes an obturation mechanism, obturating a nozzle opening through which a pressurized gas, preferably pressurized air, is issued when the device is in operation. An actuation mechanism actuates the obturation mechanism only in the exhalation phases of the respiration cycle of a patient. The fluid... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090217925 - Method and apparatus for driving a transducer of an inhalation device: An inhaler is disclosed wherein medicament in a flat-bottomed container is aerosolized with a vibrator piezoelectric transducer. The transducer is driven by a signal that excites multiple harmonic frequencies to create a complex pattern of oscillations. A circuit for generating the drive signal to the transducer is also disclosed.... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090217924 - Treatment systems and methods: There is disclosed a system comprising a fluid reservoir, a liquid solution within the reservoir, the solution comprising an antibiotic of the lincomycin family, a spray nozzle, a spray activator, and a tubular connection connecting the spray nozzle and the fluid reservoir.... Agent: Hickman Patent Law Offices Attn: William Hickman

20090217926 - Respirator: A respirator which has a collapsible air guide (2) and two filter supports (3), the filter supports (3) each having a first end (35)=joined to the first end (35) of the other, and a second end (36) opposite to the first end (35). The air guide (2) is in a... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20090217927 - Safety device, diving equipment and safety method for scuba diving: The present invention relates to a method in connection with SCUBA diving to control a diver's buoyancy, in which method the diver (11) is equipped with diving equipment comprising at least one air pressure tank (1), a valve device (2) connected to the pressure tank (1) and arranged to supply... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090217928 - Powder aerosolization apparatus and method: An aerosolization device comprises a chamber adapted to contain a powder pharmaceutical formulation, a lid at least partially covering the chamber, at least one piercing element forcible through the lid to provide access to the powder pharmaceutical formulation, and a shapeable surface extending from the chamber, the shapeable surface being... Agent: Novartis Vaccines And Diagnostics, Inc. Intellectual Property X-100b

20090217929 - Delivery of respiratory therapy: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090217930 - Hyperbaric exercise facility, hyperbaric dome, catastrophe or civil defense shelter: A hyperbaric exercise facility is provided allowing a persons to perform exercises and other activities at increased pressures along with controlled levels of oxygen. Additionally, a catastrophe shelter is provided to protect its occupants from peril.... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC

20090217931 - Tongue-holding device: The present invention provides a device for holding a tongue to hold a person's airway open, for example when a person is unconscious. The device comprises a chamber configured to snugly accommodate a tongue, and a resilient hollow bulb that is in fluid communication with the chamber. The chamber has... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090217932 - Intraluminal tissue markers: Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered to a target tissue. In one embodiment, the marker can include a solution having a visual marking component and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

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