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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100018523 - Composition, device, and method for treating sexual dysfunction via inhalation: A composition, device, and method for treating sexual dysfunction via inhalation is provided which comprises inhaling a dose of a powder composition, the powder composition comprising apomorphine or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Preferably, the powder composition further includes a carrier material, the carrier material has an average particle size of... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100018524 - Metered dose dispensers: A pressurized metered dose dispenser (100) for dispensing an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, the dispenser comprising an aerosol container (1) equipped with a metered dose valve (10), where a formulation chamber is defined in part... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100018525 - Apparatus and method for increasing, monitoring, measuring, and controlling perspiratory water and solid loss at a reduced ambient pressure: A device for increasing, monitoring, and measuring perspiration water and solid loss at reduced ambient pressure, comprising a sealed chamber capable of maintaining less than atmospheric pressure for an extended period of time and a gasket-sealed door accessing the chamber. The chamber provides a controlled hypobaric environment for treatment of... Agent: Patrick Reilly

20100018526 - Nitric oxide reactor and distributor apparatus and method: A reaction and distribution system may include a distributor securable near or in a path correspond to a breathing passage such as the nostrils or the mouth of a user for delivering nitric oxide therapy thereto. The distributor may contain an internal reactor for creating the nitric oxide from reactants.... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20100018527 - Fluid product dispensing device: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a body (10); an elongate flexible strip (20) supporting a plurality of reservoirs (21), each containing a dose of fluid or powder; reservoir-opening means (30) for opening a respective reservoir on each actuation; and displacement means (40) for displacing said flexible strip (20) before and/or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100018528 - Bottle closure with self-sealing membrane: An apparatus, system and method for transferring a liquid, such as a liquid anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while minimizing the release of a liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus may include a device having a reservoir; and a self-sealing membrane attached to the reservoir. The system... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100018529 - Breathing assistance device comprising a gas regulating valve and associated breathing assistance method: The invention relates to a breathing assistance device for a patient (P), the device including: —a source of respiratory pressurised gas (S), a gas transmission duct (31) comprising a distal end (31d) coupled to said source and a proximal end (31p) coupled to the patient, —a gas regulating valve (32,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100018530 - Method and apparatus for detecting and treating heart failure: Devices and systems provide methods of detecting a heart failure condition of a patient that may be based on one or more respiratory parameters of a patient. In an example embodiment, a monitoring device determines one or more heart failure condition indicators based on a measure of the patient respiratory... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100018531 - Methods and apparatus for varying the back-up rate for a ventilator: A ventilator device delivers ventilatory support to a patient in a back up timed mode when patient respiration is not detected or a spontaneous mode when patient respiration is detected. The timing threshold governing the back-up mode is chosen to deviate from normal expected respiration time for the patient to... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100018532 - Filter pouch for containing aerosol spray of a cough: The cough pouch contains the infectious aerosol spray of a cough or sneeze in medical-grade filter pouch protecting the general public from disease-carrying viruses and bacteria. It also protects the cougher's hand from being contaminated. The reusable disposable cough pouch opens and reseals with light finger pressure when used in... Agent: Berenato & White, LLC

20100018533 - Novel device: 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 Gantrez 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

20100018534 - Delivery of respiratory therapy: A respiratory mask for continuous positive airway pressure treatment includes a cushion adapted to be positioned against the face of a patient. The cushion is configured in a gasket arrangement around an entrance to the airways of the patient. The cushion is constructed from a polyurethane foam and has a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100018535 - Gel cushion pad for mask: The present invention is a gel cushion that is placed on a user's nose bridge before putting on a ventilator mask. The gel cushion is composed of a tacky gel material, such as a viscoelastic polymer gel. The gel cushion is wider than the edges of the ventilator mask and... Agent: K&l Gates LLPIPDocketing

20100018536 - Yankauer suction device with sleeve and wiper: A suction device includes an elongated suction tube having a suction tip at a distal end thereof, and a proximal end that is connectable to a suction source. A collar is slidable along the suction tube from a retracted position to a deployed position. A sleeve is provided having a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100018537 - Operative arm support: A limb positioner includes a multi-axis positioner, a lock supporting the multi-axis positioner, and a limb support. The multi-axis positioner includes a variable resistance locking mechanism adjustable to vary the resistance of each axis to movement, the multi-axis positioner including a first pivot pivotable about a first axis. The limb... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20100018538 - System and method for treatment of upper airway disorders: The present invention provides a system for treating a mammalian patient having obstructive sleep disordered breathing, e.g., sleep apnea. The system has a set of appliances including a first appliance being adapted to displace a mandible of the patient by a first predetermined geometry relative to a maxilla of the... Agent: Apneos Corporation

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100012114 - Particle-size reduction apparatus, and use thereof: A sterilisable particle-size reduction apparatus, component parts thereof and a method of sterilising and validating sterility thereof are provided. Also provided is use thereof to prepare sterile suspensions of drugs.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100012115 - Dispenser: A medicated inhalant dispenser has a plastics material body having a mouthpiece. A pressurized, inhalant source has a canister and a sprout which his moved towards the canister for release of a dose from the canister. The sprout is accommodated in a junction member, which is movable by a cam... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20100012116 - Oxygen breathing device for an aircraft: The invention relates to an oxygen breathing device for an aircraft, in particular for oxygen supply to crew member in a cockpit of an aircraft, comprising a filter unit having an inflow port and an outflow port, the filter unit being adapted to extract nitrogen from an air flow flowing... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100012117 - Methods and apparatus for the administration of co: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the administration of carbon monoxide (CO) to a patient. It allows the safe and effective use of carbon monoxide as a medicament.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100012119 - Fluid product dispensing device: A fluid dispenser device comprising a body (10), said device further comprising: an elongate flexible strip (20) supporting a plurality of reservoirs (21) each containing a dose of fluid or powder; reservoir-opening means (30) for opening a respective reservoir on each actuation; first displacement means (40) for causing said flexible... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100012120 - Inhalation device for drugs in powder form: To provide an inhalation device which has improved use properties, particularly advanced moisture protection while in use, an inhalation device (1) for powder drugs is proposed comprising at least one storage chamber (13) for accommodating a plurality of drug powder doses and a dosing device which includes at least one... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20100012118 - Medicament dosage for inhaler: The manual filling of vaporizable substances into the filling chamber of an inhaler by the user is suitable, in particular, for the requirements of a medical application only in limited circumstances. As a rule, there is the risk of an incorrect dosage. Moreover, many patients are not at all capable... Agent: Charles H Jew

20100012121 - Patient delivery tube for humidified oxygen: A patient delivery tube for the delivery of a heated, humidified gas. The patient delivery tube includes an elongated tubing member molded from a flexible polymer, said elongated tubing member comprising a first end, a second end and an axially aligned passageway extending therethrough and an electric heater comprising a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100012122 - Open-circuit liquid ventilator: An open-circuit liquid ventilation system includes a reservoir containing a breathable liquid, a patient interface receiving breathable liquid from the reservoir, a pump directing breathable liquid from the reservoir to the patient, a controller for the pump, and a tank for storing used breathable liquid. The system may be passive... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100012123 - Oxygen breathing device with mass flow control: The present invention relates to an oxygen breathing device, in particular for providing oxygen to passengers or crew of an aircraft, the device comprising an oxygen source for providing pressurized oxygen, a valve connected to the oxygen source via a pressure line, a control unit for controlling said valve, and... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100012124 - Rebreather respiratory loop failure detector: A rebreather safety monitoring device comprising a carbon dioxide sensor provided with a gas sampler adapted for sampling a gas in a rebreather breathing loop from a location between an inhale one-way valve on a rebreather mouthpiece and a carbon dioxide scrubber and providing the obtained gas sample to the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100012125 - Oxygen breathing device having oxygen buffer: Oxygen breathing devices, as well as methods of providing oxygen to passengers or crew members of aircraft, are detailed. The devices may include an oxygen flow path with an oxygen buffer connected thereto.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100012126 - Device for removing pulmonary secretions: A device for removing bronchopulmonary secretions of a patient provides for a duct, an expansion chamber and means for accelerating the exhaled air.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20100012127 - Water dissipation device and method: A water dissipation device for removing water vapor or moisture from a breathing circuit is provided, including an upper lid portion, an entry port and an exit port. An outer cover structure extends from the upper lid portion to define an enclosed volume. An inner frame extends from the upper... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100012129 - Forehead support for facial mask: A respiratory mask assembly includes a respiratory mask and a forehead support secured to the mask via a joining member. The forehead support includes a cushion frame pivotably mounted to the joining member so as to be pivotably movable relative to the mask when the cushion frame is secured to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100012128 - Respiratory mask system: A respiratory mask system, which is provided with a mask cushion covering a nose, a nose and a mouth or a full face, a first frame connected with the mask cushion enabling to supply respiratory gas under positive pressure from a means for supplying respiratory gas under positive pressure, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100012130 - Tracheostomy apparatus and device: A device and a method for the percutaneous placement of a tracheostomy tube composed of a handle, an inflatable balloon having a reversed truncated cone shape, a tube to inflate the balloon and another to contain a wire guide, a plastic structure in the middle between the balloon and the... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100012132 - Clear, washable lubricant compositions, and methods of making same: Bi- or multiphasic, clear or translucent silicone-containing lubricant compositions, condom products including such compositions and methods of making such compositions and condom products are disclosed. The refractive index of each immiscible phase of the lubricant composition is matched to that of each other phase to make the composition clear or... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100012131 - Condom applicator device: A condom applicator for mounting a condom comprising a first concentric ring having a generally flat outer and inner surface; a second concentric ring positioned outside of the first concentric ring having a generally flat outer and inner surface; a panel connecting both first side edges of the first and... Agent: Nt Patent Law

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100006092 - Aerosol drug delivery device incorporating percussively activated heat packages: Aerosol drug delivery devices incorporating percussively activated heat packages are disclosed. The heat packages include a percussive igniter and a fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction when ignited by the percussive igniter. The drug delivery devices disclosed can be activated by an actuation mechanism to vaporize a thin... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20100006094 - Inhaler: An inhaler includes an inhaler body having an ejection head and an airflow duct forming member for forming an airflow duct on the inhaler body. In an inhalation standby status, the airflow duct forming member is driven to slide so as to be placed at rest on the inhaler body... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100006093 - Secured anesthetic device for high rate medical sampling on small laboratory animals: The invention relates to a dual wall cylindrical container comprising a gas distribution source in the lower portion thereof. The cylindrical container is positioned at the lower portion of a frame and comprises at its upper portion two suction sources for potentially pollutant gases. The first source has the highest... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100006095 - Apparatus and methods for providing dry powder medicament for inhalation: The application describes apparatus and methods for delivering a powdered medicament for inhalation. The medicament is put in a receptacle (100) on a vibration generator (80) operated by fluid pressure, e.g. by means of an eccentric rotor. A flow of gas from a supply (20) is passed into the receptacle... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100006096 - Methods and apparatus for delivering aerosolized medication: A pulmonary drug delivery device having one or more vortexing elements which impart beneficial flow characteristics to an inspiratory air flow carrying a medicament into the patient's lungs.... Agent: Owen J. Bates

20100006097 - Quiet blower apparatus and system and method for reducing blower noise: A blower assembly including a motor (4), an impeller (6) and a volute (8) that is configured such that an inlet chamber (112) of the volute and an outlet chamber (114) of the volute are divided from one another by an airtight membrane (128a-b) and the membrane is configured to... Agent: Jones Day

20100006098 - Cpap-oximeter hybrid device and method of using: A CPAP-oximeter hybrid device and an associated method of using are presented for use in automatically adjusting or automatically controlling an air ventilation flow rate as a function of an estimated oxygen level in a patient using the device. The CPAP-oximeter hybrid device includes the interconnected components of a mouthpiece;... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100006099 - Hydrogen supply system, and building structure and capsule structure having the system: A hydrogen supply system provides hydrogen into a room from a hydrogen supply means through a hydrogen supply pipe. The system includes a hydrogen agitating means to ensure an even distribution of the supplied hydrogen in the room. The system further includes an on-off plug and an exhaust port in... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100006101 - Breathing assistance apparatus: The patient interface comprises a mask body and a seal assembly. The seal assembly includes a flexible seal, and a rigid seal clip, the seal assembly being removably attached to the mask body via the rigid seal clip. The mask body and rigid seal clip are profiled to match the... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100006100 - Gel filling for a patient interface and method for producing a patient interface with a gel filling: The invention concerns a gel covering of a patient interface. This gel covering has a mask connection area by which its side that faces away from the patient is joined with a mask body. The patient interface can be designed, for example, as a respiratory mask. On its side that... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20100006102 - Collar of a respiratory device: The present invention concerns a collar (10) of a respiratory device, in particular a tracheotomy cannula (100) or an endotracheal tube, wherein the collar (10) embraces a respiratory tube and is fixed thereto in sealing relationship and the collar comprises an inner film (1) and an outer film (2), wherein... Agent: Paul And Paul

20100006103 - Endotracheal-oximeter device, system and method of using same: An endotracheal-oximeter device is presented which includes a flexible conduit having a pair of light emitters, a detector, a control circuit, a display unit and a power source attached to the conduit. The flexible conduit has an airway passing between an upper and lower end. The detector is mounted directly... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100006104 - Tracheostomy tie system and method: A tracheostomy tie includes a padded collar with a surface engagement side, a strap coupled to the padded collar on a side opposite from the surface engagement side and extending from opposite ends of the padded collar. The strap includes a loop material outer surface and tapered distal ends. Connectors... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100006105 - Apparatus and methods for occluding a fallopian tube: The present invention is directed to various embodiments of medical devices and methods for occluding a fallopian tube for contraception and permanent sterilization. In one embodiment, the medical device includes an outer member, an inner member and a tissue growth member. The outer member includes an outer surface and an... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP/coherex Medical

20100006106 - Semi-vertical positioning method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a semi-vertical patient positioning, alignment, and/or control method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Patient positioning constraints are used to maintain the patient in a treatment position, including one or more of: a seat support, a back... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC

20100006108 - Anti-snore garment: An anti-snore garment in the form of a shirt having at least three cylindrical bumpers removably fitted within bumper pockets on the back of the shirt. The tops of the bumper pockets are horizontally aligned with a wearer's shoulder blades. The bumpers are adapted to resist rotation of the wearer... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20100006107 - Mandibular protrusion device: The invention relates to a mandibular protrusion device comprising an upper dental tray (1) to be placed on the upper dental arch of a patient and a lower dental tray (2) to be placed on the lower dental arch, as well as two lateral links for connecting both trays (1,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100006110 - Medical bite block and associated methods: A bite block is to be positioned between opposing upper and tower teeth in a patient's mouth. The bite block includes an elongate member having a top and a bottom. First and second sidewalls are coupled to the elongate member on opposite sides thereof. Each sidewall extends above and below... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100006109 - Ventilating mouthguard device, kit and method of using same: A ventilating mouthguard device, kit and method of using same is presented for use in providing a user an auxiliary boost of air while wearing the mouthguard. The ventilating mouthguard device includes a base plate, an on/off switch, a power supply and a fan. The base plate has an air... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100006111 - Custom fitted intra-oral appliances: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or actuator assembly through a custom-fitted dental appliance are disclosed herein. The customized fitting is done by the user. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded intra-orally on a tooth or oral tissue. The electronic and actuator assembly may... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100000523 - Unichamber: The UNICHAMBER is a small and efficient “spacer” devise used to efficiently deliver aerosol medication to the lung obstructed patient. A wing-like projection within the bottom chamber indicates when the canister of medication is empty or when the patient is not taking the proper inhalation. The parts are easily dismantled... Agent: Melvin S. Rosh

20100000524 - Seal for a dispensing apparatus: A seal for a valve for use in a pharmaceutical dispensing device, which seal is formed from a blend comprising: a thermoplastic elastomer including a propylene component with isotactic crystallinity; and a polymer selected from one or more of polypropylene, polyethylene and copolymers thereof.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100000525 - Auxiliary device for an aerosol therapy unit: An auxiliary device for an aerosol therapy unit includes a main body and a delivery tube. The main body includes a nose mask portion having a tube connector with an inlet hole, and a nipple-connecting portion connected integrally to and disposed below the nose mask portion. The delivery tube has... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100000526 - Oxygen supply device: An oxygen supply device with at least one oxygen source and with a breathing mask connectable to the oxygen source. An intermediate container is provided, to which the oxygen source may be conductively connected.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100000527 - Inhaler: A user inhales medicine ejected from the medicine ejecting section of an inhaler into the air flow duct of an air flow duct forming member through a hole. As the air flow duct forming member is taken off from the inhaler body, the medicine ejecting section is covered by a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100000530 - Dispersing unit: A dispersing unit for a powder inhaler comprises a mouthpiece with an annular channel for the delivery of a stream of particles. The annular channel has an axial inlet, and an axial outlet adjoined by an annular deflection chamber in which the axially incoming stream of particles is deflected to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100000531 - Dry powder inhalers: A dry powder inhaler comprises two parts (2, 4) connected by an integrally moulded, e.g. living hinge (6), so as to be moveable from an open position to a closed position. At least one of the parts (2, 4) defines at least part of a circulating airflow chamber (12), wherein... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100000528 - Manifold for use in medicament dispenser: There is provided a manifold for use in a medicament dispenser device for the delivery of medicament powder from an open blister pocket of a blister pack. The manifold comprises a body, the body defining a chimney having a chimney inlet and a chimney exit for directing airflow from the... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100000529 - Manifold for use in medicament dispenser: There is provided a manifold for use in a medicament dispenser device for the delivery of medicament powder from an open blister pocket of a blister pack. The manifold comprises a body, the body defining a chimney having a chimney inlet and a chimney exit for directing airflow from the... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100000532 - Method for displaying dosage indicia: A method for displaying dosage indicia includes engaging a dispenser housing with a container in an engaged position, moving the container relative to the dispenser housing along a longitudinal axis while the container and the dispenser housing are in the engaged position, moving a valve between a closed position and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100000533 - Dental treatment apparatus: The present invention relates to a dental treatment apparatus comprising a source of gas, a generator for generating oxidizing gas from the gas of the source, an application device for application of the oxidizing gas to a selected application area and exposing the selected application area to the oxidizing gas,... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20100000534 - Patient interface systems: A patient interface system for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a patient interface structure configured to sealingly engage the patient's nares; a pair of strips configured to be connected to opposite sides of the patient interface structure; and adhesive configured to secure the patient interface... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000535 - Apparatus for supplying breathable gas: An apparatus for supplying breathable gas includes a main housing, a sub-housing removably connected to the main housing, and a vent valve assembly provided to the sub-housing. The sub-housing has a gas flow path between a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The vent valve assembly includes a gas venting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000536 - Oxygen breathing mask: Oxygen breathing masks, as well as methods of providing oxygen to persons, are detailed. The devices may include mechanisms for supplying either oxygen or ambient air to a person depending on inspiration pressure applied by the person to a first volume to which the person's mouth and/or nose is connected.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100000537 - Breathing assistance apparatus: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100000538 - Mask assembly, and frame and swivel connector therefor: A mask assembly for use in providing a supply of air at positive pressure to the airways of a patient includes a frame and an elbow. The elbow is rotatable with respect to the frame when assembled. The frame includes an elbow-receiving portion. The elbow and elbow-receiving portion of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000539 - System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head: A system for securing a mask onto a subject's head is provided. The system may include a mask base, a mask latch, and a mask head strap. The mask base may be configured to support a gas delivery conduit for delivering gas to the subject. The mask latch may be... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100000540 - Device for extracting particles from exhaled breath: Device for extracting particles from exhaled breath, comprising a cooling system (16) for creating droplets by condensation of the water vapour contained in the exhaled breath; a droplet recovery unit (7) provided with a side wall (2) having a grid form and converging towards an outlet opening (9), allowing the... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100000541 - Protective garment: A protective garment incorporates a face and neck mask adapted to filter out airborne particulates. The protective garment outwardly has the appearance of a conventional shirt, sweater or jacket, yet incorporates a convenient, easy to use, and readily accessible mask that is always available to the wearer and is ready... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP

20100000542 - Forehead supports for facial masks: A forehead support for a mask assembly includes a frame connector provided to a mask frame, a forehead cushion support movably mounted to the frame connector for generally linear movement between retracted and extended positions with respect to the frame connector, and an adjustment knob movably mounted to the frame... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000543 - Mask and components thereof: A comfortable low-leak mask assembly for use with Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) is provided to improve patient compliance and/or treatment. The mask system may include headgear having straps that are substantially inextensible and/or micro-adjustable; and/or a mask and/or cushion that includes various structures to allow enhanced/tailored sealing and/or fit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000544 - Medical headgear: A medical headgear fabric that includes, at least: (i) a skin-facing fabric layer; (ii) an outermost fabric layer; and (iii) a plastic or metal layer located between the fabric layers. Preferably these layers, as well as any additional layers that may be present in the fabric are thermoformed to form... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100000545 - Respiratory auxiliary device: A respiratory auxiliary device includes a first conduit provided with a pair of nasal prongs and having two opposite end portions, two second conduits connected fluidly and respectively to the end portions, and a pressure-measuring pipe adapted for connection with a pressure-measuring device. One of the second conduits is adapted... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100000548 - Jaw thrust device and method: A pair of pads is held against the remus of a patient's jaw, to prevent the jaw from slipping back and causing an airway obstruction, while the patient's neck is hyperextended to also cause the patient's airway to stay open. A device including the adjustable jaw pads as well as... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20100000549 - Material, cushion and support for immobilising a subject for medical treatment: A flexible thermoplastic sheet material (100) is disclosed, suitable for molding to and immobilising a part of a subject during medical treatment. The flexible thermoplastic sheet material has a core layer (10) with an upper surface (1) and lower surface (2), that is a thermoplastic composition including polycaprolactone and polyurethane.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100000547 - Portable system for assisting body movement: The present invention provides a differential pressure body suit with external support against body suit migration. In its preferred embodiment, such body suit may comprise a close-fitting, multi-layered suit sealed against a mammal's skin to contain the differential pressure, or a looser-fitting suit that bends at the mammal's joints with... Agent: Glen E. Schumann C/o Moss & Barnett

20100000546 - Safe jacket for senior and patient who need remedial exercise and exercising apparatus having the same: The present invention provides a safe jacket for seniors and patients who need rehabilitative exercise and an exercising apparatus having the safe jacket, which support a user's body so that the user is securely supported in a walking or exercising space, protect the user's spine, and keep the user's spine... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20100000550 - Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea: An apparatus and method for treating sleep apnea and/or snoring is provided. The apparatus includes an appliance sized and structured to be placed in the pharyngeal region of a human or animal and being effective in treating sleep apnea and/or snoring, for example in maintaining openness of an oropharyngeal region... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100000551 - Tongue retention system: A tongue retaining system is disclosed herein generally having, in one variation, a two-part system. A covering can be sized to fit at least partially over or upon a tongue of a patient, where the covering has an engagement mechanism positioned thereon. A retaining device, sized to fit within a... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

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