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Surgery March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100071687 - Nebulization apparatus: A nebulization apparatus includes a nebulization plate, a piezoelectric driving device connected to the nebulization plate for vibrating the nebulization plate, a liquid droplet conveying pipe located below the nebulization plate, a water tank for containing the liquid droplet conveying pipe and an active water supply device connected to the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100071688 - Universal self-closing metered dose inhaler adaptor: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a universal, self-closing MDI adaptor for coupling an MDI to a breathing circuit without breaking the circuit. The present invention includes a self-closing inlet for coupling to an MDI, an inlet for coupling to an inspiratory limb of a breathing circuit,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100071689 - Safe standby mode for ventilator: A ventilator with a safe standby mode is provided. The safe standby mode allows a user to disconnect a patient from the ventilator, without the ventilator generating alarms and while maintaining previously entered ventilation parameters. In addition, while in the safe standby mode, a patient connection status is monitored, and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100071690 - Face warming breath deflecting apparatus: A thermally active breath deflecting apparatus having a flexible base of sufficient width to extend at least to and between the corner portions of the eyes and of sufficient length to extend at least from immediately below the eyes to at least beyond the tip of the nose such that... Agent: Robert J Jacobson Pa

20100071691 - Liquid medicine reservoir and discharging device for liquid medicine to be inhaled: A liquid medicine reservoir that supplies liquid medicine to a liquid-medicine discharging portion via a communicating portion includes a cylindrical body configured to hold the liquid medicine therein, a first sealing portion to which the communicating portion is connected, the first sealing portion sealing the cylindrical body, and a second... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100071692 - Spill resistant humidifier for use in a breathing assistance system: An apparatus for providing humidification in a breathing assistance system may include a first container at least partially defining a first volume for housing an absorbent material, a second container at least partially defining a second volume for holding a liquid, and one or more fluid passageways for communicating the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100071693 - Methods and devices for providing mechanical ventilation with an open airway interface: Methods, systems and devices are described for providing mechanical ventilation support of a patient using an open airway patient interface. The system includes gas delivery circuit and patient interface configurations to optimize performance and efficiency of the ventilation system. A ventilation system may include a ventilator for supplying ventilation gas.... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100071694 - Nitrous oxide anesthetic administration system: The present invention is a system for administering nitrous oxide. The system includes an adjustable post mechanism attached to a dental chair. A mounting surface structure includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the mounting surface structure attached to a top end of the adjustable... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20100071695 - Patient wye with flow transducer: A patient wye for use in connection with a ventilator having one or more integrated transducers is provided. A transducer is integrated into the patient wye by locating the transducer within a branch of the patient wye. A transducer can be located between the center point of the wye and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100071697 - Inversion-based feed-forward compensation of inspiratory trigger dynamics in medical ventilators: A ventilator and method of ventilator control. The ventilator includes a pneumatic system for providing and receiving breathing gas, and a controller operatively coupled with the pneumatic system. The controller employs closed-loop control to provide positive breathing assistance to a patient. Supplemental feed-forward compensatory assistance is also provided, in addition... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100071696 - Model-predictive online identification of patient respiratory effort dynamics in medical ventilators: Systems and methods for efficient computation of patient respiratory muscle effort are provided. According to one embodiment, patient-ventilator characteristics are received, estimated and/or measured representing values of parameters of interest associated with properties or attributes of a ventilated patient system. Online quantification of respiratory muscle effort of the patient is... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100071698 - Oxygen concentrator: The present invention relates to an oxygen concentrator in which a pulsation detection device for detecting pulsation of oxygen supplied and a control device for controlling an amount of air supplied from a compressor based on the detection results in a pressure swing adsorption-type oxygen concentrator, which is equipped with... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100071699 - Air filtration apparatus and method: An air filtration apparatus is disclosed. During inhale response, user's breath opens a first air valve causing air flow through replaceable filter through a chamber to a mouth piece disposed in a user's mouth. During exhale response, user's breath closes first valve causing one or more exhaust valves to open.... Agent: Law Office Of Robert E. Kasody, Professional Corporation

20100071700 - Forehead supports for facial masks: A face mask assembly (FMA) for supplying breathable gas to a wearer. The face mask assembly (FMA) includes a mask frame including a support, a facial cushion attached to the mask frame, and a forehead support. The forehead support includes a forehead cushion assembly and an adjustment knob operatively coupled... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100071701 - Condom: An application for a condom includes a wall open at one end and closed at a distal end. The wall is thicker towards the base for tear-resistance and thinner towards the tip where sensitivity is important. The condom includes a resilient ring formed at the base for improved retention and... Agent: Larson And Larson

20100071703 - Condom holder: Due to the fact that the holder is elastic, the condom placed therein is automatically stretched as required, there is no need to control the force applied by the user. The condom can be put on using only one hand holding the holder. Further, the possibility of excessive or insufficient... Agent: Maria Nilova Patentica

20100071702 - Sexually transmitted disease shield and condom: An application for a system for reducing the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases includes a condom with a thicker wall towards the base for tear-resistance and a thinner wall towards the tip where sensitivity is important. The condom also includes a resilient ring at the base for improved... Agent: Larson And Larson

20100071705 - Arch support for the human hand: A means for providing support to the human hand, by providing a domed protuberance, or eminence, shaped to support the palmar aspect of the human hand, having a raised portion (1) and optional base portion (3) for supporting or providing tactile comfort for the wrist, forearm, fingers and thumb. The... Agent: Todd Alviso

20100071704 - Medical device for supporting limbs: A medical device and method of use thereof are disclosed for supporting a patient's limb during surgical preparation and/or other medical procedures. The limb support device includes a V-shaped apparatus that is attachable to a supporting pole, such as a pole attached to a patient support structure or an IV... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20100071706 - Antimicrobial dental appliances including mouthguards and mouthpieces: The present invention provides for a dental appliance, mouthguard and/or divers mouthpiece using an anti-microbial composition that combines the use of an elastomeric polymer composition with micronized or submicron sized particles of metal or organo/inorgano metal complexes. In addition, the use of an anti-microbial composition for use with a diver's... Agent: Guerry Grune

20100071707 - External middle ear insufflation device: A middle ear insufflation device to relieve pressure differential across the tympanic membrane resulting from rapid changes in altitude or intrinsic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, the device having a compressible bladder member and an ear canal sealing member such that the bladder member can be compressed and released to reduce or... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100071708 - Novel hearing protection device and method and secure earbud assembly: A passive level dependent hearing protection device for insertion into an ear canal is made of a flexible bladder attached to a frame and where the bladder utilizes valves to evacuate air from the ear canal. The device thereby causes transmission loss of acoustic waves wherein low frequency steady state... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100071709 - Wraps for swaddling babies during medical procedures and methods of using the same: Wraps for swaddling babies are provided that include a body having a base side. The wrap can further include two arms that are attached to the base side of the body of the wrap. The arms can extend outward in an opposite direction to one another along the base side... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100065049 - Device for delivering medicament: The present invention relates to a device for delivery of medicament comprising a main housing; a container arranged in said housing and arranged to be connected to a medicament delivery member, wherein said container includes at least two chambers and at least one longitudinally movable plunger and wherein at least... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100065048 - Dry powder inhaler devices: A DPI device comprising a dispensing chamber for receiving a discrete dose of medicament-containing powder and means for delivering said dose from the dispensing chamber to a patient in an air-flow that passes from the chamber to the patient via a mouth-piece along a first air passage that comprises de-agglomerating... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100065050 - Medicament dispensing device with a multimaterial diaphragm bounding a pneumatic force chamber: A metered dose inhaler for use with a pressurized aerosol container which is preferably breath-actuated. A preload is applied to the internal aerosol valve by an amount sufficient to result in a dose release, but this is prevented by the application of a pneumatic resisting force. The inhaler comprises a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100065051 - Integrated humidifier chamber and lid: A blower unit for use as part of an integrated blower/humidification system is described. The blower unit has an outer casing, which encloses and forms part of the blower unit, the casing including an air inlet vent. The blower unit further includes a humidifier compartment for receiving a humidifier unit... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100065052 - Heating units: A heating unit comprises a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. A chemical reactant material capable of undergoing an exothermic reaction is disposed on at least a portion of the first surface of the substrate. An igniter is in proximity with the chemical reactant material. A layer... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20100065053 - Branching unit for delivering 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 for delivering an expiratory gas during an expiratory phase and a second limb for delivering an inspiratory gas during an inspiratory phase. The branching unit also includes a third... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100065054 - Methods for battery power management of positive airway pressure apparatus: Methods relating to the power management of positive airway pressure apparatus using a battery are disclosed herein. The methods, in various aspects, are adapted to prolong the delivery of a positive airway pressurized therapy when the positive airway pressure apparatus is operated under battery power.... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.

20100065055 - System and method for providing a breathing gas: Systems and methods for providing a breathing gas are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes sensing a sensed parameter associated with delivery of the breathing gas, changing a control parameter associated with a flow/pressure control element in response to a difference between the sensed parameter and a first predetermined... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100065056 - Arespiratory gas supply circuit to feed crew members and passengers of an aircraft with oxygen: The invention relates to a respiratory gas supply circuit for an aircraft carrying passengers and/or crewmembers (1) in a cabin, comprising a source of breathable gas (R1, R2), at least one supply line (20) connected to said source, a first actuating device (60, 12) provided on said supply line to... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100065057 - Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance: The apparatus provides for the determination of the instantaneous phase in the respiratory cycle, subject's average respiration rate and the provision of ventilatory assistance. A microprocessor (16) receives an airflow signal from a pressure transducer (18) coupled to a port (17) at a mask (11). The microprocessor (16) controls a... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100065058 - Full face respirator mask: A full face respirator mask includes a rigid plastic integrally molded lens member that has a transparent viewing portion and a central integrally molded port portion. The central port portion is disposed beneath the viewing portion when the mask is viewed from a front elevation. An integrally molded exhalation port... Agent: Charles H. Schwartz Moldex-metric, Inc.

20100065059 - Hybrid textured/polished respiratory mask seal and respiratory mask using same: A seal for a respiratory mask that includes a first end portion adapted to be coupled to a mask shell, a second end portion for sealing engagement with a face of a user, and a sidewall extending between the first end portion and the second end portion. At least a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100065060 - Cushion inside a cushion patient interface: A patient interface device including a cushion assembly having a cushion-in-a-cushion arrangement and a system for supplying a flow of gas to a patient using such an interface device. The patient interface includes a mask shell having a patient side and an outer side opposite the patient side adapted for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100065061 - Protective headgear equipment with respirator and optical shield: A head protective equipment comprises: -a breathing mask (2) connectable to a breathing-gas source and adapted to be applied, in a use position, around an user's nose and mouth, for supplying said user with breathing gas; -a shield (6) adapted to be applied around the user's eyes; and -first and... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100065062 - Temporary pharyngeal airway: A temporary airway that can be used to facilitate an intubation procedure. Desirably, the temporary airway is removable from an installed intubation conduit without requiring disassembly of the intubation system and interrupting breathing treatment of the patient. Certain embodiments include an intubation lumen, and a treatment lumen. The intubation lumen... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100065063 - Detectors: A respiratory valve assembly (1), such as in a manual resuscitator, has a carbon dioxide colour change indicator element (52) in a disc shape housing (50) arranged to clip onto a grove (59) on the valve assembly. Expiratory and inspiratory gas is supplied to the housing via two flexible tubes... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100065064 - Condom applicator device: Novel condom applicator device composed of a collar (3) with a projection at its end, the inner diameter of which rests on top of the penis, a flat ring (1) in which the operation for applying the condom (P) is performed by means of a lining (6) combined with its... Agent: Nt Patent Law

20100065065 - Bra pad and method of relieving breast engorgement: A pad for relieving breast engorgement includes a material comprising absorbent fibers and lemon juice. The pad is configured to insert within the cup of a bra. A bra pad has a layer of absorbent fiber material with a front surface and a back surface. A liquid barrier layer has... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100065067 - Device for snoring prevention: Provided is a snoring prevention device including an upper support supported by upper teeth of a patient, an upper protruding part provided at the upper support to protrude downward from the upper support, a lower support supported by lower teeth of the patient, and a lower protruding part provided at... Agent: Jason Y. Pahng And Associates, LLC

20100065066 - Oral appliance: An oral appliance is provided that controls positioning of a patient's jaw. A first dental encasing component is formed to overlay at least a portion of the patient's upper teeth and has a lingual surface, a labial surface, and at least one ledge extending along the labial surface of the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100065068 - Drape for medical equipment, drape for endoscope, and medical apparatus: A drape for a medical equipment includes a covering portion configured to cover a surface of the medical equipment, a fixing portion which relatively fixes the covering portion to the medical equipment, a coupling portion which couples the fixing portion with the covering portion, and holding means which is provided... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100065069 - Hearing protection apparatus with incorporated eyewear: An apparatus for providing hearing protection to a wearer includes an incorporated set of eyewear having an eyewear frame. In one version, a pair of ear muffler tubes are coupled to the supporting members of the frame or made integral therewith, the muffler tubes each extending to the entrance of... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20100065070 - Safety bandage with thigh cuffs: A safety bandage is provided for limiting the mobility of a patient lying on a support, or for positioning a patient on a support, with a retention strap to which a body strap enclosing the patient's body in the abdominal area is movably connected, and with thigh cuffs which enclose... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100065071 - Static electricity reducing/removing instrument and static electricity reducing/removing device: A glass container storing unit in which the bottom section of a conical first glass container is stored is supported on one base of a cylindrical motor storing unit in which a motor stored, with a rotation axis. A second glass container in the shape of a Welsh onion flower... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100059048 - Intubation device and method: In one embodiment, an apparatus is characterized by an intubation-tube placement device; and an intubation tube secured to the intubation-tube placement device. In another embodiment, an apparatus is characterized by an intubation-tube placement device; and an anti-perforation device coupled to the intubation-tube placement device. In another embodiment, an apparatus is... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLC

20100059049 - Dry-powder inhaler: The invention provides a dry-powder inhaler device 10 comprising at least one air inlet 13, a flow chamber 11 and an air outlet 16 leading to a mouthpiece 12, the flow chamber 11 further comprising at least one compressed-powder volumes 19 and a multiplicity of scraping surfaces 18; wherein the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100059051 - Inhaler: The invention relates to an inhaler (1) for inhaling a formulation (2), said inhaler comprising a filiform support (4) for metering and/or conveying the formulation.... Agent: Michael P. Morris

20100059050 - Mouthpiece for an inhaler: A mouthpiece for an inhaler for administering a drug in the form of substances, substance formulations or substance mixtures that can be inhaled comprises an inhalation channel (4) for coupling to a chamber for receiving the drug. At least one component (10) having an aerodynamic cross-section is arranged in the... Agent: Michael P. Morris

20100059052 - Sheet driver for use in a drug dispenser: The present invention relates to a sheet driver for use in a drug dispenser including a drug carrier (100) having a plurality of pockets (102, 103, 104) for containing drug wherein said pockets are spaced along the length of and defined between first (106) and second (105) sheets secured to... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100059053 - Apparatus configured to reduce microbial infection and method of making the same: A breathing gas delivery system is provided. The system includes a nasal cannula having a lumen and a nasal prong configured to deliver a gas from the lumen and into at least one nare of a patient through the nasal prong. At least one of the lumen and the nasal... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100059054 - Dry-steam inhaler: A dry-steam inhaler permits extraction of the active principles of plants or oils, especially of medicinal plants and oils, by heating, more particularly by using a flame as the source of heat. The inhaler includes a heating element (1) and an aspiration device, the heating element (1) having a base... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100059057 - Breathing tube connecting device: A breathing tube connecting device is provided for connecting a breathing tube to at least two respirators. The breathing tube connecting device includes a base body with a breathing gas through duct embodied in the base body, a jacket body, which can be meshed with the base body in a... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100059056 - Brushless dc motor with bearings: A brushless DC motor including a rotor, a magnet provided to the rotor, a pair of bearings to rotatably support the rotor, a stator assembly that at least partly surrounds the rotor and magnet thereof and adapted to control movement of the rotor, and a bearing tube having an exterior... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100059055 - Gas delivery system including a flow generator having an isolated blower assembly for noise reduction: A gas delivery system that includes a housing and a flow generator that includes a blower assembly and an isolation assembly for coupling the flow generator to the housing. The isolation assembly includes at least one elastomeric isolation member having first and second portions, and the blower assembly is coupled... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100059058 - Cpap mask: A CPAP mask, within which is disposed a membrane that effectively separates air and carbon dioxide within a face mask into two air chambers, and a one-way air escape valve plate is fitted to an air vent at one end of the face mask. Accordingly, when air is input into... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services

20100059059 - Hyperbaric chamber: A hyperbaric chamber control system. The system includes a computer and a control valve in communication with the computer, wherein the control valve responds to instructions from the computer to control a supply of gas by producing a control signal, and wherein the control valve is configured to operate independently... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

20100059060 - Small size breathing protective device arranged to be held in the users mouth.: A breathing protective device comprising a tubular elongated filter housing defining at least one wall between a first end and a second end, said wall having at least one opening, a filter in the filter house and a mouthpiece having an air canal with an opening arranged to be introduced... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100059061 - Laryngeal mask airway device and method of manufacture: The invention relates to a laryngeal mask airway device (1) for insertion into a patient to provide an airway passage to the patient's glottic opening, the device (1) comprising an airway tube (2) a mask (3) attached to the airway tube (2), the mask (3) comprising a body (4) having... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100059062 - System and method for occluding a reproductive body lumen: An occluding system is provided that can include a first occluding device (e.g., secondary occluder) and a second occluding device (e.g., primary occluder). Providing two devices can better promote effective occlusion within the body lumen and facilitate advantageous occlusion stages, such as initial and long-term occlusion stages. In various embodiments,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100059063 - Long acting germicidal condom and manufacture procedure: The present invention is to provide a long-acting germicidal condom and manufacture procedure. A long acting germicidal condom comprises a sheath (1) has a filmy structure to protect male sexual organ, said sheath (1) includes an extruded latex (12) combined with a nano scale titanium oxide photocatalysis coating liquid (2),... Agent: Wu, Chih-yao

20100059064 - Method and apparatus for using a surgical fixture in an intra-operative computed tomography scanner: A fixture for immobilizing a patient's head during a medical procedure is usable with a CT scanner. The fixture includes a skull clamp having detachable and adjustable radiolucent extensions. The radiolucent extensions include a body portion, a surgical pin holder assembly, and an attachment member. A first radiolucent extension includes... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100059066 - Tongue implant: A patient's obstructive sleep apnea is treated by identifying a patient with sleep apnea attributable at least in part to movement of a base of a tongue of the patient toward a pharyngeal wall of the patient. The tongue is stiffened by an implant sized to be placed within the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100059065 - Tongue implant for sleep apnea: A patient's obstructive sleep apnea is treated by identifying a patient with sleep apnea attributable at least in part to movement of a base of a tongue of said patient toward a pharyngeal wall of said patient. The method includes identifying a region in the tongue extending from a mandibular-geniohyoid... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100059067 - Disposable hygiene article, surgical covering item, or surgical garment: A disposable hygiene article (2), surgical covering item, or surgical garment, such as an incontinence diaper, incontinence pad, surgical drape, or surgical coat, has a composite non-woven fabric (38) that is provided with at least one non-woven fabric component (16) and another non-woven fabric or foil component (10, 12). The... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20100059068 - Fixation wrap system for a human or animal body: A fixation wrap system for restricting a position and orientation of a human or animal body is provided. The system comprises: i) a base wrap configured for being wrapped around a desired support member, ii) a fixation wrap, and iii) releasable attachment means provided on at least one of the... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100051022 - Delivery device and method: A delivery device for and method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: at least one nosepiece unit (21) for insertion into one nasal cavity of a subject and comprising a nosepiece (25) for fitting to the respective nostril of the subject; and... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100051023 - Inhaler: An inhaler is proposed for inhaling a preparation from a carrier and/or through a delivery channel. The carrier or delivery channel is preferably flexible, flat, band-shaped, strip-shaped, thread-like, blister-like and/or film-like and can be set in vibration by a stream of air. The carrier or delivery channel is preferably set... Agent: Gibson & Demler LLP

20100051024 - Articulated oral airway: One embodiment of an oral airway comprised of two articulating parts which displace the tongue anteriorly and stent open the oropharynx. This device reversibly locks in a conformation which allows it to be used as a conduit for a fiberoptic scope or other airway device. An adjunct to airway management... Agent: Ron Owen Abrons

20100051025 - Attenuation of vasoactive oxygen carrier-induced vasoconstriction: Compositions and methods for preventing or reducing vasoconstriction in a mammal following administration of an artificial oxygen carrier (e.g., a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier) are disclosed. The methods include administering to a mammal a composition containing an artificial oxygen carrier in combination with one or more of a nitric oxide-releasing compound,... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100051026 - Ventilator with controlled purge function: This disclosure describes systems and methods for purging narrow diameter sensor tubing in a ventilation system. Among other aspects, this disclosure describes ventilation systems in which a sensor tube purge module utilizes a ventilator-generated signal to synchronize the purging of sensor tubes with the delivery of respiratory therapy. Through the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100051027 - Entraining powder in an airflow: A device for inhalation of at least one air stream carrying a dose of medicament powder. The device comprises a powder-containing cavity which opens into a flow passage. The flow passage is arranged to direct an inhalation air flow across the cavity opening. A circulating flow is thereby induced in... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100051028 - Wick for an anesthetic evaporator: A wick for an anesthetic evaporator is provided as a dimensionally stable wick body (14) transporting anesthetic by means of capillary force is provided. The wick body comprises a hollow cylinder as well as webs by which a gas-carrying cavity is formed.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100051029 - Inverse sawtooth pressure wave train purging in medical ventilators: This disclosure describes systems and methods for purging narrow diameter sensor tubing, occasionally referred to as “sensor lines”, in a ventilation system. The disclosure describes a novel approach in which a series of short, periodic releases of pressurized gas through the sensor tubes are used to clear any blockages due... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100051030 - System and method for controlling bolus pulse duration based on inspiratory time in an oxygen concentration system: A method of controlling bolus delivery in a pulse flow oxygen concentration system for a patient includes providing a pulse flow oxygen concentration system that delivers concentrated oxygen gas to the patient in boluses having a pulse bolus duration, the pulse flow oxygen concentration system including an open control for... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100051032 - Four-sided dustproof mask: The present invention relates to a four-sided dustproof mask including: an upper filter adapted to surround a wearer's nose area; a lower filter adapted to surround the wearer's chin area; and a protruded center filter adapted to attach the upper filter and the lower filter thereto in such a manner... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100051031 - High-visibility filtering mask: The invention relates to an individual flexible, thermoformed or foldable breathing mask comprising a filtering media and an outer cover (1, 10, 11) which constitutes the cover of the mask and which protects said filtering media, characterized in that said cover is manufactured in a material having phosphorescent and/or fluorescent... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100051033 - Forehead support for facial mask: The present invention discloses an adjustable forehead support for a nasal or full-face mask wherein the forehead support may be adjusted for the different shapes and sizes of a facial profile. The forehead support utilizes a dual-arm system that adjusts the position of the forehead support vis-á-vis the mask and/or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100051034 - Frame and vent assembly for mask assembly: A nasal or full-face mask frame includes a main body and a vent assembly provided to the main body. The vent assembly includes a plurality of holes arranged in at least one column. The holes are positioned on a relatively flat and/or non-recessed portion of the main body.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100051035 - Low-pressure airway management device with active coating and method for patient care: An improved endotracheal tube that has a modified surface coating that can elute active agents is described. The coated surface and the use of the device according to a new method or regime for a healthcare worker to care for patients can help reduce the likelihood of ventilator acquire pneumonia... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100051036 - Exercising set for pelvic floor muscles: An exercising set and a method for enabling a user to exercise his/her pelvic floor muscles. The exercising set may include: at least one body member; an elongated member; at least one weight; and at least one fastening means. The elongated member may extend from the lower part of the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100051037 - Clothes and method for preventing sleeping respiratory obstruction and/or decubitus: Clothes have a capability of preventing sleeping respiratory obstruction and/or decubitus, which is worn by a user. The clothes include a plurality of air chambers provided at the rear of the clothes, the air chambers being capable of being shrunk and expanded. An air supply unit supplies air to each... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100051038 - Dental bite construction for performance enhancing mouth guards: An improved performance enhancing mouth guards having transverse pins embedded in the right and left posterior occlusal base portion of the mouth guard, is disclosed.... Agent: Haverstock Roberts LLP

20100051039 - Skin treatment device and method for exfoliation and cellulite reduction: A novel device and method for use in providing multiple cosmetic treatments is disclosed, where a sanding tool is provided with sanding surfaces for use in imparting exfoliation, depilation, and cellulite treatments on the skin of a person. Select sanding surfaces are use for each of the exfoliation, depilation and... Agent: Christopher D. Harrington

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