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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090320832 - Nasal delivery: A delivery device for and method of delivering a dose of substance for systemic uptake to a nasal cavity of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece unit for insertion into a nasal cavity of a subject and comprising an outlet unit which includes at least one nozzle for... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090320834 - Dilator loading catheter: There is provided a device for removing a tracheotomy dilator. The dilator has a body and a tip which are detachably attached. After dilating the trachea, the body is removed, leaving only the tip in the tracheal opening. The dilator tip loading catheter has a distal end adapted to engage... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320833 - Method of performing a tracheostomy: There is provided a method for performing a tracheotomy. In this method a tracheostomy dilator has a body and a tip which are detachably attached. The tip has a proximal inner portion which is within the body while the tip is attached to the body. The dilator is inserted into... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320835 - Full-face germproof respirator: The present invention relates to a full-face germproof respirator, which comprises a respirator body and a three-dimensional mask. The three-dimensional mask is assembled on the respirator body. The full-face germproof respirator is disposable owing to its adoption of low-cost materials and fabrication. All joints of the full-face germproof respirator are... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090320836 - Method for regulating treatment based on a medical device under closed-loop physiologic control: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a system and method for automated medical treatment. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to a first controller capable of monitoring a physiological parameter of a patient and supplying the patient with a delivery parameter based at least in part on the physiological... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090320838 - Dry powder inhaler: An inhaler (1) device for inhalation of a medicament from a pierceable capsule (10) comprises a housing (2) for receiving a medicament, capsule, closure means (3) for closing the housing, said closure means being moveable relative to the housing; piercing means (7) suitable for piercing a medicament capsule; wherein movement... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090320837 - Dry powder inhalers: A dry powder inhaler comprises: a cyclone chamber having a cyclone chamber outlet (20) extending substantially axially therefrom; a mouthpiece channel (26) having a central axis; and a plenum portion (58) connecting said cyclone chamber outlet (20) and said mouthpiece channel, the mouthpiece channel axis Am being offset from, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090320839 - Indicating device: A dispensing device for use in dispensing metered dosages of substance from a container includes a dispenser housing having a support block defining a longitudinal axis and an indicator member rotatably disposed in the dispenser housing. The indicator member is rotatable about a rotation axis forming an obtuse angle with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090320840 - Humidifer for respiratory apparatus: A flexible tape heater (110) in a patient conduit (112) may be used to heat the flow of gas in the patient conduit (112) that is delivered to the patient mask (116). The thin, flat and extended nature of the flexible tape heater (110) may enhance heat transfer with the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090320841 - Branching unit and arrangement for delivering a respiratory gas of a subject: A branching unit for delivering a respiratory gas of a subject is disclosed herein. The branching unit includes a first limb (123) for delivering an expiratory gas during an expiratory phase and a second limb (122) for delivering an inspiratory gas during an inspiratory phase. The branching unit also includes... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090320843 - Electromechanical regulator with primary and backup modes of operation for regulating passenger oxygen: The electromechanical regulator for passenger oxygen is a hybrid oxygen regulator that provides for electronic or mechanical regulation of oxygen flow. The electronic portion of the regulator consists of an inlet solenoid valve, an outlet solenoid valve, a cabin pressure transducer, a regulated output transducer and a PID based controller,... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090320842 - Mask and flow generator system: A system for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a patient interface configured to contact the patient's head. The patient interface includes a frame, a cushion supported by the frame and configured to sealingly connect the patient interface to the patient's face and form a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090320844 - Method to compensate for the effect of recirculation of inert blood soluble gas on the determination of pulmonary blood flow in repeated inert gas rebreathing tests: The present invention discloses a method to compensate for a non-zero mixed venous partial pressure of inert blood soluble gas when determining physical parameter(s) of a patient in successive inert gas rebreathing tests. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining the partial pressure of said inert blood soluble gas inhaled... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090320845 - Method of demand valve oxygen therapy for rapid abort of cluster headache: Methods for easing the duration of pain experienced by patients during a cluster headache are disclosed including providing a high-pressure source of substantially pure oxygen, applying the oxygen to the patient so that inhalation by the patient is substantially limited to inhalation of the substantially pure oxygen, inhaling the substantially... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090320846 - Measuring gas sample holder for measuring the concentrations of gas components and process for manufacturing a measuring gas sample holder: A measurement gas vessel (3) for the measurement of the concentration of gas components of a stream of breath from a patient has a thin-walled inner part (11) which has two opposite facing walls limiting the breath stream. The walls are transparent to infrared light. An outer part (10) which... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090320847 - Mouthpiece supply valve: A mouthpiece supply valve which may be used in connection with a rebreather. An exemplary mouthpiece supply valve may include a housing, an inlet mushroom valve, an outlet mushroom valve, a supply gas regulator, an exhaust valve, and a mode selector. An exemplary mouthpiece supply valve may perform manual diluent... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090320848 - Collapse resistant respirator: A respirator including a collapse-resistant means for resisting collapse of the respirator main body due to respiration of a user during use of such a respirator is disclosed. Specifically, in various embodiments, the collapse-resisting means may be a deflection member, a stiffening material, fastening components configured to apply an outward-facing... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320849 - Anti-viral face mask and filter material: A face mask comprising a filter material being a fibrous substrate, especially non-woven polypropylene or polyester, having an acidic polymer, especially of the Carbopol or Gantres type, deposited on the fibres. The mask has an anti-viral activity against inhaled or exhaled air. A filter material suitable for such a mask,... Agent: Smithkline Beecham Corporation Corporate Intellectual Property-us, Uw2220

20090320850 - Respiration system: A respiration system (1) is provided with a breathing mask (2), a connection device (3) embodied on the breathing mask (2) for connecting the breathing mask (2) to a flexible air tube (15), a forehead support (4), and a band system (5) for attaching the breathing mask (2) to a... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090320851 - Nasal prongs for mask system: A nasal prong for sealing with a nasal passage of a patient includes a head portion structured to seal and/or sealingly communicate with the patient's nasal passage and a column or stalk structured to interconnect the head portion with a base. The nasal prong is structured to redirect air flow... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090320853 - Tracheostomy tube: There is provided a reinforced tracheostomy tube. Various mechanisms may be used to reinforce the tube, which is reinforced on the upper portion which extends as much as two thirds of the distance from the flange near the proximal end to the distal tip. The tube extends at an angle... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320852 - Tracheostomy tube butterfly flange: There is provided a novel tracheostomy tube flange. The flange is made of a flexible material and has a large open area for viewing of the underlying skin. The flange has holes for suturing the flange to the skin and slots for attachment of a strap to surround the neck... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320854 - Easy grip tapered dilator: There is provided a device for performing a tracheotomy. The tracheostomy dilator has a body and a tip which are detachably attached. The dilator has a cannula sized to accommodate a guiding catheter. The tip has a proximal inner portion which is within the body while the tip is attached... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320855 - Kit for contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted infections: The present invention relates to a kit for the prevention of conception and infection by sexually transmitted infections, said kit comprising the combination of a barrier-type device, a vaginal applicator, and a prophylactic agent. The present invention also relates to a barrier-type device for the prevention of conception and infection... Agent: Catalyst Law Group, Apc

20090320856 - Sealant applicator and method: An applicator and associated method for applying a microbial sealant system and methods for controlling the polymerization of a microbial sealant, the applicator having a housing; a first reservoir element associated with the housing, the first reservoir element containing a polymerization control liquid; a first applicator element adapted to apply... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320857 - Integrated operating room sheet system and method for using the same: Disposable operating room surgical draping systems are disclosed. Methods of using disposable operating room surgical draping systems are also disclosed.... Agent: Ecolab Inc.

20090320860 - Earplug: An earplug comprises a plug body composed a material such as silicone, petroleum jelly, or cotton impregnated with petroleum jelly, which exhibits plasticity and can be deformed freely at ordinary temperatures. A plastic film cover enclosed the plug body. The plug body is in the shape of a bullet, with... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP

20090320858 - Self-fitting device for location in an ear canal: A self-fitting device for location in an ear canal. The device includes a body having a body ear end, an opposite body user end, and a shaft extending from the ear end to the user end. A resilient bladder is joined with the body ear end and a chamber is... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320859 - Self-fitting device for location in an ear canal: A self-fitting device for location in an ear canal. The device includes a body having a body ear end, an opposite body user end, and a shaft extending from the ear end to the user end. A resilient bladder is joined with the body ear end and a chamber is... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090320861 - Methods for the placement of sutures in tissue: A method for the placement of sutures in tissue prior to forming an opening in the tissue, the sutures for use in closing the opening, the method includes the steps of passing a first length of suture through a first portion of a tissue in a first direction relative to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090320862 - Gas-absorbing system: The present invention provides a gas absorbing system which comprises: an inlet pipe, a gas accommodating section into which gas enters through the inlet pipe, and a negative pressure exhausting pipe which exhausts the gas in the gas accommodating section to external device by using negative pressure wherein the gas... Agent: Sawyer Law Group PC

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090314288 - Packaging and delivery of pharmaceuticals and drugs: A blister pack for use with inhalation therapy inhalers comprises an elongate bottom element having an overlying top element defining a plurality of spaced top crowned areas containing powder or liquid medications or drugs.... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090314287 - Portable inhaler with add-on device with a chamber for intermediate storage of an atomized medicament preparation: An inhaler for propellant-free atomization of a medicament preparation. The inhaler produces an aerosol at low speed. The inhaler is combined with an add-on device for intermediate storage of the aerosol produced, so as to allow easier inhalation, particularly for children.... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090314289 - Conversion of nitrogen dioxide (no2) to nitric oxide (no): Various systems, devices, NO2 absorbents, NO2 scavengers and NO2 recuperator for generating nitric oxide are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, an apparatus for converting nitrogen dioxide to nitric oxide can include a receptacle including an inlet, an outlet, a surface-active material coated with an aqueous solution of ascorbic acid... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090314290 - Drug delivery in association with medical or surgical procedures: Disclosed is drug delivery for facilitating medical and/or procedures that are performed without “general anesthesia,” which is also described in the specification as the state of patient “unconsciousness” resulting from a drug administered by an anesthetist or anesthesiologist. Mixtures of sedative and analgesic drugs are adapted for safe and effective... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090314292 - Interactive apparatus and method for real-time profiling of inhalation efforts: Described herein are interactive apparatus and methods for sensing and measuring real-time characteristic patterns of a subject's use of a dry powder inhalation system. The devices can be used in a wired or wireless communication mode to communicate with a display to assess the subject's usage of the inhalation system,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090314291 - Medicament dispenser: s

20090314293 - Nasal delivery: A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering substance to a nasal cavity of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece unit (20, 24) including a nosepiece (17) for fitting to a nostril of a subject and a nozzle (45) through which substance is in use delivered, preferably... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090314294 - Breathing assistance device comprising a gas regulating valve and associated breathing assistance method: The invention relates to a breathing assistance device for a patient, the device including: a source of respiratory pressurised gas; a gas transmission duct comprising a distal end coupled to said source and a proximal end coupled to the patient; a gas regulating valve interposed in the gas transmission duct... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090314295 - Powered air purifying respirator: A powered air purifying respirator includes a housing defining an air inlet and an air outlet; a filter assembly operably connected to the housing for removing contaminants from air passing therethrough; an impeller/motor assembly contained within the housing for drawing air through the air inlet and through the filter; a... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC

20090314296 - system for regulating the dispensing of commercial aircraft passenger oxygen supply: The aircraft emergency oxygen supply system includes one or more sources of supplemental breathable oxygen, one or more inlet valves for one or more breathing devices, connected to the inlet valves, and one or more cabin air pressure transducers. A pressure controller controls the inlet valves in response to the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090314297 - Unibody auscultation interface: The present invention provides a kit comprising a unibody auscultation interface for use with mechanical ventilation or intubation, formed from a single contiguous nonmetallic piece, the piece being shaped into a cylindrical member having opposing ends respectively adapted to frictionally connect to the external end of an endotracheal tube and... Agent: Sander Rabin Md Jd A Professional Corporation

20090314298 - Headpiece for use in association with a hearing cap: A headpiece is provided for use in association with at least one hearing cap. The headpiece comprising a first portion, adapted to, when a user wears a hearing cap, be positioned between a sealing ring of the hearing cap and a portion of the user's head circumscribing an ear, and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090308384 - Apparatus and methods for delivery of medicament to a respiratory system: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivery of a medicament to a respiratory system. A reservoir is provided for a liquid medicament with the reservoir having a liquid medicament inlet port and a medicament outlet. An aerosol generator is provided at the medicament outlet of the reservoir for aerosolizing the... Agent: Novartis Corporate Intellectual Property

20090308385 - Method and apparatus for metered dose dispensing: This application discloses a dose counter device of the type for use on an aerosol dispensing assembly having an aerosol container and an actuator. The dose counter device is used for indicating the release of a dose of aerosol medication caused by the application of a force, in an axial... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090308387 - Acoustic inhaler flow measurement: A dry powder or aerosol inhaler having attached thereto, in a detachable manner, a sound/vibration sensor adapted to sense sound/vibration in the interval of 100-3000 Hz and there from derive a parameter of a flow in a flow path of the inhaler. The sensor does not interfere with the flow... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090308386 - Device for delivering medicament: The present invention relates to a device for the delivery of predetermined doses of liquid medicament to a patient, which medicament is intended to be inhaled by the patient or intended to be injected into the body of the patient. The device is adapted to be in a medicament delivery... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090308390 - Dry powder inhaler and system for drug delivery: A breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, a cartridge, and a pulmonary drug delivery system are provided. The dry powder inhaler can be provided with or without a unit dose cartridge for using with the inhaler. The inhaler and/or cartridge can be provided with a drug delivery formulation comprising, for example, a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090308391 - Dry powder inhaler and system for drug delivery: A breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, a cartridge, and a pulmonary drug delivery system are provided. The dry powder inhaler can be provided with or without a unit dose cartridge for using with the inhaler. The inhaler and/or cartridge can be provided with a drug delivery formulation comprising, for example, a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090308392 - Dry powder inhaler and system for drug delivery: A breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, a cartridge, and a pulmonary drug delivery system are provided. The dry powder inhaler can be provided with or without a unit dose cartridge for using with the inhaler. The inhaler and/or cartridge can be provided with a drug delivery formulation comprising, for example, a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090308389 - Fluid-product dispensing device: An inhaler comprising: at least one cover element (11, 12); individual reservoirs formed on a substrate; support means (50) that are movable between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position; reservoir-opening means (80); displacement means (30) for displacing said reservoir substrate in a first direction, said reservoir substrate also being... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090308388 - Inhaler: A dry powder inhaler (101) comprises an inhaler body (110), including an air passageway, and a medicament container (120). The medicament container (120) holds a dose of medicament and is provided with at least one dispensing aperture (123) through which the medicament may be drawn from the medicament container (120).... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090308393 - Medical diagnostic cart and method of use: A medical diagnostic tool provides a fixture mounted on a cart, the fixture having an inspiratory conduit joined with an expiratory conduit, with both joined to a patient interface. An air inlet, and an inlet valve are interconnected in series by the inspiratory conduit; and a manometer is interconnected with... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group

20090308395 - Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing: Methods and systems involve coordinating therapies used for treating disordered breathing. Disordered breathing therapies may include cardiac electrical stimulation therapy and external respiratory therapy as well as other therapies for treating disordered breathing in a patient. The therapies delivered to the patient may be coordinated to enhance effectiveness of the... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20090308394 - System and method for smart delivery of backup breaths: A method for delivering ventilatory support to a patient is presented. The method includes controlling delivery of a first backup breath by delaying onset of the first backup breath, wherein delaying the onset of the first backup breath is configured to allow selection of an appropriate backup rate. Systems and... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090308396 - Wearable oxygen concentrator system: A wearable oxygen concentrator system is provided. The wearable oxygen concentrator system includes a pumping system configured to receive air and to remove nitrogen gas from the air to obtain concentrated oxygen. The pumping system is further configured to deliver the concentrated oxygen via a cannula tube to a person.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090308397 - Medico-surgical tube assemblies: An adjustable flange for a tracheostomy tube has a locking assembly (25) with two C shape clamp arms (26) and (27) hinged together at one end (28). A lever (50) with a threaded stem (51) extends through the opposite end of one arm (27) and into a threaded aperture (32)... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090308398 - Adjustable resistance nasal devices: Described herein are adjustable-resistance respiratory devices, and particularly nasal devices that have an adjustable expiratory resistance while providing a greater resistance to exhalation than to inhalation. The resistance to exhalation may be manually adjustable by a user or remotely adjustable by a third party. For example, described herein are nasal... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090308399 - Std barrier: The invention generally relates to an sexually transmitted disease (STD) barrier, comprising a planar sheet of biocompatible material having a durometer of less than 85, a tensile strength of at least 3000 psi, a reversible elongation stretch of at least 150%, and that excludes virus and microbes when tested at... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP

20090308400 - Patient positioning system: A system for positioning a patient on a treatment couchtop for SBRT is provided. The system includes a patient support panel and at least one positioning/fixation component for releasable mounting on the patient support panel at a desired position to immobilize a portion of the patient's body. The patient support... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090308401 - Anti-snoring device: An anti-snoring device including first and second arcuate members. The first member defines a receptacle for receiving teeth located on either of the user's upper or lower jaw, and a first plurality of fasteners on an opposite side and extending outwardly therefrom. The second member defines a receptacle for receiving... Agent: George Pappas

20090308402 - Valved nasal cannula: A valved nasal cannula (10) insertable in a nose of an intended user (14) and usable to selectively restrict a flow of air flowing through the valved nasal cannula (10), the nose having a nostril (12) defining a nostril inlet (15) and a nostril vestibule (16) extending inwardly into the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090308403 - Oral appliances with major connectors and methods for manufacture: Oral appliances adapted to for spacing the occlusal surfaces of the teeth of a user are disclosed. The oral appliances have a major connector interconnecting a first bite pad and a second bite pad. The first bite pad can include a first spacer and the second bite pad can include... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.

20090308404 - Fabrics for preventing and reducing skin wounds: A fabric for the prevention and treatment of skin wounds, and pressure wounds in particular, which includes a woven fabric having warp yarns and filling yarns woven to provide a smooth fabric surface. One of the warp or filling yarns is at least about 40% by weight of the fabric... Agent: Maccord Mason PLLC

20090308405 - Nipple protector and method: A nipple protector is provided, which is able to protect a nipple of a user reliably, by protecting the nipple area so as to maintain a non-contact state with the nipple area and thereby avoiding the causing of pain or unpleasant irritation to the nipple area, as well as avoiding... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090301471 - Evaporation element for liquids: An evaporation element for liquids, in particular aqueous solutions, has a first reservoir for storing the liquid that is to be evaporated, a second reservoir, which is separated from the first reservoir by a sheet and contains a reagent that in contact with the liquid that is to be evaporated... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20090301472 - Aerosol delivery systems and methods: Methods, systems and/or devices for generating and aerosol from one or more composition are provided herein.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20090301473 - Inhalation therapy device with multiple nozzles: To increase the efficacy of atomizer nozzles operating with compressed gas, an atomizer device for inhalation therapy appliances includes means for delivering a compressed gas, in particular compressed air; means for supplying a fluid that is to be atomized, in particular a therapeutic liquid; several compressed gas outlet openings from... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090301479 - Filter and/or hme device for respiratory circuits comprising a condensation trap: A filter and/or HME device including an upper shell suitable to be connected to ventilation means, a lower shell suitable to be connected to a tracheal or tracheostomy tube of a patient, a filter and/or HME element disposed between the upper shell and the lower shell and a condensation screen... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090301475 - Heat and moisture exchange unit: A heat and moisture exchange unit for use with a patient breathing circuit. The unit includes a housing, an MDI port assembly and a heat and moisturizing medium. The housing forms a patient-side port, a ventilator-side port, and a containment region between the patient-side port and the ventilator-side port. The... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301476 - Heat and moisture exchange unit: A heat and moisture exchange (HME) unit including a housing, a heat and moisture retaining media (HM media), and a valve mechanism. The housing forms an intermediate section extending between two ports, and defining first and second flow paths. The HM media is maintained along the first flow path. The... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301477 - Heat and moisture exchange unit with check valve: An HME unit including a housing, an HM media, and a check valve assembly. The housing forms a first port, a second port, and an intermediate section defining first and second flow paths fluidly connecting the first and second ports. The HM media is maintained within the intermediate section along... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301474 - Heat and moisture exchange unit with resistance indicator: A heat and moisture exchange (HME) unit including a housing, a heat and moisture retaining media (HM media), and a resistance indicator. The housing forms a first port, a second port, and an intermediate section. The intermediate section extends between the first and second ports, and defines a flow path... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301478 - Heat and moisture exchanger, heat and moisture exchanging device, and mask: A heat and moisture exchanger configured to be located between a respiratory system of a patient and an anesthesia circuit connected to an anesthesia apparatus, or a respiratory circuit connected to a respirator for maintaining a temperature and humidity of an aspired gas required to a patient under anesthesia or... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090301480 - Diagnostic sample collection system and method of use: A bronchoalveolar lavage instillation/aspiration system which includes (i) a needleless bronchoalveolar lavage instillation/aspiration device with a barrel member including a barrel lumen having a distal aperture and a self-sealing member configured for maintaining a fluid-disruptable, resealable barrier to the distal aperture; and (ii) a catheter assembly configured to provide a... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301482 - Apparatus for delivery of pressurised gas: The present invention provides a gas delivery device and system and methods for delivering humidified pressurised gas through a conduit to a subject. The configuration of the elements of the gas delivery device enable the device to be conveniently oriented from a horizontal to vertical position to suit the needs... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090301483 - Determining patient-specific vapor treatment and delivery parameters: Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090301481 - Medicant dispenser, and a device and method for monitoring dispensing of a medicant from a dispenser: A medicant dispenser comprises a valve with an actuator movable between a valve closed and a valve open position and through which medicant is selectively released and a device for detecting that medicant has been released. The device comprises a light generator for emitting a beam of light, a sensor... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090301484 - Method and apparatus for delivering a fluid to a patient: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for delivering medicated fluid or anaesthetic to a patient. An issue, particularly with small patients, is the issue of dead space in an anaesthetic circuit which can lead to hypoxia and difficulty with achieving anaesthesia. An apparatus in accordance with the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090301485 - Single or multiple stage blower and nested volute(s) and or impeller(s) thereof: An impeller includes a top shroud, a bottom shroud, and a plurality of vanes extending from the top shroud to the bottom shroud. The top and bottom shrouds are generally planar, and a lower edge of each vane tapers from an outer edge of the bottom shroud to a transverse... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090301487 - Systems and methods for monitoring and displaying respiratory information: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a ventilation system is disclosed that includes a graphical display, a processor and a computer readable medium. The computer readable medium is communicably coupled to the processor and includes instructions executable by the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090301486 - Systems and methods for triggering and cycling a ventilator based on reconstructed patient effort signal: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes providing a measured pressure, and calculating a net flow based on at least one measured inlet flow and measured outlet flow. A relationship between... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090301488 - Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient: Methods and apparatus for treatment of medical disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and congestive heart failure are disclosed. A method involves delivering pressurized air, oxygen or other breathing gas to a patient during a respiratory cycle, where pressure of the air is decreased according to an expiratory unloading factor... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090301492 - Method and device for determining the peep during the respiration of a patient: The invention relates to a device for the automated determination of the PEEP of a patient. Said device comprises sensors and a suitable electronic system for determining a pressure-volume characteristic curve during a P/V manoeuvre. The electronic system is designed in such a way as to generate, specifically in terms... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090301489 - Respiratory gas supply circuit to feed crew members and passengers of an aircraft with oxygen: The invention relates to a respiratory gas supply circuit (1) for an aircraft carrying passengers and crewmembers (30), comprising a source of breathable gas (R1, R2), at least one supply line (2) connected to said pressurized source, a regulating device (12) provided on said supply line for controlling the supply... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090301490 - Systems and methods for determining patient effort and/or respiratory parameters in a ventilation system: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes measuring a pressure, providing a measured pressure, measuring an inlet flow and an outlet flow, and providing a measured net flow. A relationship between... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090301491 - Systems and methods for ventilation in proportion to patient effort: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a ventilation system is disclosed that includes a computer readable medium including instructions executable by a processor to receive a measured pressure value and a net flow value. A patient effort value is... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090301493 - Adsorbents and inhalation devices: An adsorbent is described. The adsorbent may include a membrane and an adsorbent material encapsulated within the membrane. An inhalation device is also described. The inhalation device may include a housing and a membrane within the housing. The membrane may encapsulate an adsorbent material. The membrane may be positioned such... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090301494 - Pressurized container valve, in particular compressed air bottle valve for a compressed air respirator: The invention relates to a pressurised container valve which has a simple structure, is easy to use and is functionally reliable and which is used, in particular, in a compressed air respirator which is used as rescue breathing apparatus. Said valve comprises a supply connection (2) and a discharge housing... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090301495 - Nasal continuous positive airway pressure device and system: An nCPAP device including a generator body defining first and second fluid flow circuits each including a tube and first and second nozzles. The tube defines a passageway forming an axial centerline. The first and second nozzles are associated with the tube and each defines an inlet and an outlet.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20090301496 - Female condom: A female condom having a highly elastic resilient pouch portion is able to stretch from an original contracted configuration into an elongated configuration and then return to the original contracted configuration. The pouch may be fashioned with regular convolutions that act in a spring-like manner for biasing the condom into... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090301497 - Mobilizing musculoskeletal structures: An injured musculoskeletal structure is mobilized relative to a juxtaposing support structure surface to isolate the injured musculoskeletal structure from forces transferred from adjoining musculoskeletal structures in order to alleviate pain, discomfort, inflammation, and further injury associated with such transferred forces.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090301498 - Arrangement for securing a teeth support: The present invention comprises an arrangement for securing a teeth support, in the form of a bite plate, in a predetermined position in relation to a person's arranged set of teeth and with said bite plate being adapted to carry a number of clamp devices, intended to fixedly but easily... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090301499 - Device for alleviating snoring: A device for alleviating snoring 1 comprising first and second substantially spherical parts, 2, 3, the first and second spherical parts 2,3 being insertable into a first and a second nasal passage respectively of a user, wherein, in use, air flow through the nasal passages of the user is substantially... Agent: Wiley Horton

20090301500 - Mouth guard including nasal dilator for improved breathing: A mouth guard seated at least partially on an upper jaw of a user to reduce resistance of air flow in a nasal channel of the user comprises a flange positionable between the upper jaw and an associated upper lip such that the flange extends above a gum line of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

  
12/03/2009 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090293868 - Inhalation therapy device comprising an ampoule for storing a medicament to be nebulized: An inhalation therapy device includes an atomizer for atomizing a drug which is advantageously present in the form of a fluid into an atomization chamber so that an aerosol or mist is provided in the atomization chamber. The patient or user can inhale the aerosol produced by the atomizer from... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090293869 - Mask and headgear connector: A connector arrangement joining a respiratory mask and headgear is adapted for single-handed disengagement by the patient. A first, rigid connector part is formed into the rigid mask frame, with a mating second connector attached to a strap of the headgear. The connectors are held away from the patient's face... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090293870 - Dose information device: The present invention relates to a device to be used with a medical administration device, which administration device comprises administration drive means for administrating a prescribed dose of medicament; mechanical dose setting means for setting a prescribed dose of medicament to be administered, including a mechanical indicating member (76) fixedly... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090293871 - Liquid ejection method and liquid ejection apparatus: The present invention provides a liquid ejection method and a liquid ejection apparatus which enables small droplets each of diameter at most 10 μm to be stably ejected and which allows a sufficient number of droplets to be ejected per unit time. A heater is allowed to generate heat to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090293872 - Anesthetic breathing apparatus and internal control method for said apparatus: An anesthetic breathing apparatus has a breathing circuit having an inspiratory gas output port and an expiratory gas input port, and a control unit that sets the anesthetic breathing apparatus selectively in a first mode of operation to provide inspiratory gas, fresh gas and/or breathing gas recirculated in said breathing... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090293874 - Delivery device: A delivery device, e.g. an inhaler, comprises a rotatable metering member adapted to dispense a measured amount of material, a material delivery passage and a material delivery orifice and at least one actuator member adapted to move the metering member from a material retaining position to a material dispensing position.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090293873 - Powder delivery devices: A nasal delivery device for delivering substance to a nasal cavity of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a substance supply unit for supplying a dose of substance to be delivered to the nasal cavity of the subject, she substance supply unit including an inlet and an outlet; a nosepiece... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090293875 - Acclimatization therapy for first time cpap and niv users: A method of acclimatizing a user to provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, including operating a device for treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB) during successive treatment sessions, wherein the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep, includes determining a clinically-derived full therapeutic pressure, applying a sub-therapeutic treatment pressure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090293876 - System and method for adaptive high frequency flow interrupter control in a patient repiratory ventilator: A method and system for controlling fluid flow settings by receiving a precondition pressure wave function, representative of a precondition frequency, a precondition amplitude and a precondition pressure of the fluid flow in the system, establishing an operating pressure wave function, representative of an operating frequency, an operating amplitude and... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090293877 - Method and apparatus for detecting and quantifying intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure: The present invention describes a method and apparatus for detecting and quantifying intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) of a respiratory patient breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. A processing device receives respiratory airway data from one or more sensors adapted to non-invasively monitor a respiratory patient, calculates from the... Agent: Christine Q. Mcleod

20090293878 - Medical breathing apparatus: A medical breathing apparatus incorporating a regulator for supplying breathing gas to a patient from an air hose (11). The regulator supplies breathing gas on demand to the patient via a mouthpiece or similar attached to an output connector (55). The connector forms part of a removable output unit (4)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090293879 - Device and method for producing oxygen: The invention relates to a medical device for producing oxygen, wherein the device comprises means for providing first conditions, and means for changing said first conditions to second conditions, the device being configured to during a charging phase extract oxygen from air by, under said first conditions, bringing said air... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090293880 - Liner for use with respiratory mask: A liner for use with a respiratory mask having a face-engaging portion, such as a CPAP mask, includes a body constructed from an absorbent material, the body having an outer edge, an inner edge, and an opening bounded by the inner edge. A perimeter of the outer edge is larger... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090293881 - Mask for oxygen delivery with medication inlet: A mask delivers oxygen and medication to a patient simultaneously without lifting and inserting a second line beneath the mask. This mask has an extension with fittings for at least two functions, including oxygen delivery and medication delivery through a medication supply device. The extension has the fittings mutually proximate... Agent: Charles C. Mccloskey

20090293882 - Antimicrobial compositions containing colloids of oligodynamic metals: The present invention relates to antimicrobial compositions, methods for the production of these compositions, and use of these compositions with medical devices, such as catheters, and implants. The compositions of the present invention advantageously provide varying release kinetics for the active ions in the compositions due to the different water... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090293884 - Arm positioning and suspension assembly: An arm support and positioning assembly is provided that includes a vertical member, an engagement member and a horizontal member having one end engaged with the vertical member through a ball joint assembly and the other end affixed with the engagement member through a wedge lock. The engagement member receives... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20090293883 - Connecting device for connecting a rings-shaped frame to a supplementary equipment: A device is provided for connecting of a ring-shaped frame, which is adapted for fixation to the head of a patient during neurological diagnosis, therapy or surgery, to a supplementary equipment, for positioning of the frame and the equipment in a predetermined relation to each other. The frame comprises a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090293885 - Meditation pillow using craniosacral therapy: A meditation pillow using craniosacral therapy is disclosed. The meditation pillow includes a columna vertebralis supporting part formed in a user's neck direction to support a part of a columna vertebralis located thereon, an occipital region supporting part formed at a rear of the columna vertebralis supporting part to support... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090293886 - Apparatus, system and method for detecting and treating airway obstructive conditions during sleep: An airway obstruction correction apparatus including an expandable bladder configured to fit within a user's external auditory canal, a pump configured to expand the bladder with a pumped fluid, a passage coupled with the pump and with the bladder and configured to convey a fluid between the pump and the... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20090293887 - Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on breast tissue: A system uses reduced pressure to provide a therapeutic force to a person's breast area. The system includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the breast area, a releaseable circumferential connector for holding the dressing assembly against at least a portion of the breast area, and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

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