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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100101566 - Metered-dose inhaler: An inhaler including a medicament-containing vessel; an actuator body for receiving the vessel and having a medicament delivery outlet, wherein the vessel is releasably attachable to the actuator body; a dose counter integrated into the actuator body; and a first indicium on the vessel and a second indicium on the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100101567 - Apparatus for maintaining a surgical airway and method of the same: An apparatus for maintaining a surgical airway and method for the same includes an elongated body insertable orally into a patient. The elongated body defines leading and trailing ends. An opening is defined through the leading and trailing ends, such that surgical equipment may be insertable through the opening of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100101569 - Automatic video instillator: An automatic video instillator that can accurately and easily administer inhalation into an airway of an animal by providing images of a throat is provided. An automatic video instillator includes a case defining a space, a guide unit that protrudes frontward from the case to secure an airway of an... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100101568 - Inhalation anesthetic device: The present invention relates to an inhalation anesthetic device whereby a patient inhales an anesthetic gas and is smoothly anesthetized. The present invention provides an inhalation anesthetic device that includes an inflatable member that inflates when a gas flows therein, an inhaling pipe through which the gas passes and that... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100101570 - Modular aerosol delivery system: In a modular medicament delivery system, a dispenser housing has a support block with a well and an orifice communicating with the well. A first container assembly includes a valve stem shaped to be received by the well in the support block. The first container assembly has a first exterior... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100101571 - Anesthesia system and method: An anesthesia system is disclosed herein. The anesthesia system includes a sensor configured to measure an anesthetic agent concentration, and a processor connected to the sensor. The processor is configured to generate an exponential agent model based on the measured anesthetic agent concentration. The exponential agent model represents a plurality... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100101572 - Metered dose inhaler for aerosol: A metered dose inhaler for aerosol comprises an actuator (1) provided with a cavity (Id), suitable for housing a metered dose container (2) for aerosol provided with a delivery valve (2a), and with a mouthpiece (3) arranged downstream of the cavity and suitable for enabling a user to inhale a... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100101573 - Oscillating positive expiratory pressure device: An oscillating positive expiratory pressure apparatus having a housing defining a chamber, a chamber inlet, a chamber outlet, a deformable restrictor member positioned in an exhalation flow path between the chamber inlet and the chamber outlet, and an oscillation member disposed within the chamber. The deformable restrictor member and the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100101576 - Determination of leak and respiratory airflow: Methods and apparatus for determining leak and respiratory airflow are disclosed. A pressure sensor (34) and a differential pressure sensor (32) have connection with a pneumotach (24) to derive instantaneous mask pressure and airflow respectively. A microcontroller (38) estimates a non-linear conductance of any leak path occurring at a mask... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100101574 - Determination of leak during cpap treatment: In a CPAP or positive pressure ventilation system, leak is determined at each instant by a lookback for a time as long as single breath to establish the start of an averaging window over which low-pass filtered values used in the determination of a parameter of a leak model are... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100101575 - Method and apparatus for ventilation assistance: A mask interface device is provided for a protective mask of the type having a mask filter and a mask expiratory port, the mask expiratory port having an expiratory port valve of the type that is normally closed and openable upon expiration, the mask filter having an inspiratory air inlet,... Agent: Herman & Millman

20100101577 - Method and device for evaluation of spirographic and gas exchange data: The invention provides a method for obtaining and evaluating spirographic and gas exchange data, comprising measuring a concentration of a breathing gas gc(Vx) for a plurality of volumes Vx of breathing gas mix, wherein the measuring is performed on inhaled breathing gas mix, further comprising determining an apparatus dead space... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100101578 - One-way air flow valve using rotary spring: A one-way air flow valve includes one-way inspiration and expiration valve assemblies which have a same structure, are connected to each other in parallel, and are arranged opposite to each other, so that valve plates provided in the one-way inspiration and expiration valve assemblies, respectively, are open in directions opposite... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100101579 - Portable medical gas delivery system: An apparatus and method for delivery of medical grade CO2 liquid to CO2 gas in a safe and consistent manner for delivery to a selected reservoir.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20100101581 - Hollow structure and method/tool for manufacturing same: A method for producing a filled hollow structure includes producing an open hollow structure of a first material, positioning the open hollow structure on a tool adapted to hold the open hollow structure, filling the open hollow structure with a filler medium, and closing the filled open hollow structure with... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100101580 - Securement device for continuous positive airway pressure apparatus: Disclosed is a securement device for securing a nasal pillow of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) apparatus to a user. The securement device includes an adjustable elongated band and a set of grommets. The adjustable elongated band has a first end portion and a second end portion. The adjustable... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20100101582 - Method and device for supporting and retaining medical appliances: A device (11) for supporting and retaining medical appliances (10), such as tracheal cannulas and stoma stents, in the neck of a patient comprising supporting means (12) for supporting and retaining the medical appliance (10) and fastening means (13) for fastening the device on the body (36) of a patient.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100101583 - Oral appliance with auto negative pressure control and method thereof: A method for automatically controlling negative pressure supplied in oral cavity, for relieving sleep apnea and snoring is provided. The method includes: sensing a physiological signal from the user and outputting the sensed physiological signal; extracting a physiological status based on said sensed physiological signal; and automatically controlling said negative... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100101584 - Reusable porous filtration mask with concealed respiratory filter and exhalation valves: A reusable, porous mask with a concealed respiratory filter and exhalation valves is provided. The mask comprises a flexible porous outer frame, a detachable semi-rigid respiratory filter that nests within the outer frame, and one or more exhalation valves attached to the respiratory filter so they are concealed behind the... Agent: Harold J. Fassnacht Clausen Miller PC

20100101585 - Comfort bra liner: A foldable one-piece insert worn between the bra and the body having irritation reducing and/or absorbent material portions which line the bra cup and that lie under the supported breast, and portions which extends toward the torso rear under the bra side straps and a portion extending below the bra... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100101586 - Comfort bra liner: A foldable one-piece insert (i.e., bra liner) worn between the bra and the body having irritation reducing and/or absorbent material portions which line the bra cup and that lie under the supported breast, and portions which extends toward the torso rear under the bra side straps and a portion extending... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100101587 - Cosmetic prosthesis and methods for making the same: A cosmetic prosthesis designed to provide non-invasive, removable enhancement of upper and lower lip, being intended to contour and push the facial skin around the mouth and jaw outward, reducing the appearance of wrinkles or aging lines.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100095957 - Manually operated monodose nasal sprayer device: The nasal sprayer utilizes a piston that fires automatically upon full depression of the firing cap. The drive spring does not fire the piston until fully compressed because the force required to break a puncturable medicine container is greater than to compress the spring. The piston height is greater than... Agent: Deirdra M. Meagher

20100095958 - Pre-filled, single-use, disposable small volume medication nebulizer: A miniaturized pre-filled, single-use, disposable, small volume medication nebulizer unit for medicinal use that delivers a mist of properly sized aerosol particles of medicament to the patient with a very high level of efficiency. The nebulizer can be effectively used in conjunction with conventional tee and mouthpiece patient interface devices... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100095959 - Device for ramped control of cpap treatment: A CPAP apparatus intended to operate between a predetermined minimum pressure and maximum therapeutic pressure including: a variable pressured air source and means to vary the air pressure delivered therefrom, an apparatus for sealed air communication with a patient's respiratory system, an air communication line from the air source to... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100095960 - Oxygen generator: An oxygen generator comprising a body shell, a top cover set, a bottom cover set, an air pump, multiple switching solenoid valves and a watering control set; the body shell is provided with multiple big tanks filled with molecular sieve substances, its surrounding is provided with a gas intake passage,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100095961 - Method and device for manual input and haptic output of patient critical operating parameters in a breathing apparatus: A manual input-output device in a breathing apparatus, such as an anesthesia system, has a manual input for adjusting at least one patient critical operating parameter of the breathing apparatus. The manual input-output device is programmable for a haptic feedback and has an operating member for the manual input and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100095962 - Dose indicating device: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container includes a base member adapted to be mounted to the container and a cap member moveably connected to the base member. The cap member is moveable relative to the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100095963 - Pharmaceutical compositions: Disclosed are aerosolized formulations for the treatment of asthma that contain mometasone furoate and processes for preparing the same.... Agent: Schering-plough Corporation Patent Department (k-6-1, 1990)

20100095964 - method and system for synchronizing a patient monitoring device with a ventilator device: A method and system for synchronizing a patient monitoring device with a ventilator device is disclosed herein. The method comprises: accessing a ventilation sequence defined by at least one device setting parameter and initiating assessment of a patient parameter with reference to at least one of the device setting parameter.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100095965 - Enhanced means for regulating intrathoracic pressures: The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for finite control and regulation of patient intrathoracic pressures, and more specifically, to devices and methods that are finitely adjustable within a range set by an operator for regulating a patient intrathoracic pressures during repeated cycling events (i.e. respiration). The enhanced... Agent: David Piper

20100095966 - Breathing mask and methods thereof: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a breathing mask for alleviating conditions causing sleep apnea and avoiding onset claustrophobia in a patient often caused by a breathing mask. In one embodiment of the present invention, a breathing mask comprises an overhead gear assembly comprising an overhead receptor and a... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC

20100095967 - Flat-folded personal respiratory protection devices: A personal respiratory protection device includes a multi-layered structure and first and second means for attaching a headband to hold the device in position on a wearer's face. The multilayered structure includes a filter medium and is divided into a flat upper panel having an upper peripheral edge, a flat... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100095968 - Adjustable oral airway devices, and adjustable oral airway kits: Some embodiments include adjustable oral airway devices. The devices may contain a bite block, a tongue deflector extending through the bite block, and at least one locking mechanism configured for releasably retaining the tongue deflector in one of two or more predetermined positions within the bite block. Some embodiments include... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100095969 - Endotracheal intubation device: A detachable stylet assembly for endotracheal intubation of a patient is disclosed. The stylet comprises an elongated tube defining: a longitudinal axis, a proximal end for detachably mounting the stylet to a hand grip, and a distal end for entering the trachea of the patient. The tube comprises an articulation... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Butzel Long

20100095970 - Mouth-closing device for sleep disorder treatments: The invention relates to devices designed to be used in conjunction with continuous positive airway pressure devices in order to improve the performance of the positive airway pressure in treating a disorder in breathing during sleep. In one embodiment, connection points on each side of both a maxillary and mandibular... Agent: Wiley Rein LLP

20100095971 - Water absorbing ear plugs: By providing an ear plug product incorporating water absorbing capabilities, a highly effective and easily employed ear plug product is realized which is capable of being used for removing water contained in the ear canal of an individual. In one preferred embodiment, the ear plug product of the present invention... Agent: Melvin I. Stoltz

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100089392 - Delivery of high concentration nitric oxide: A method and device can alternately deliver high concentration of nitric oxide and oxygen-enriched air.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100089393 - Laryngeal mask airway device with drug delivery means: The invention relates to a laryngeal mask airway device to facilitate lung ventilation in a patient comprising an airway tube extending from a proximal end to a distal end and opening, at the distal end, into the interior of a hollow mask portion shaped to fit readily in use into... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100089394 - Inhaler and driving method for same: The present invention provides an inhaler capable of measuring lung function, feeding back the measurements, and administering medicine suitable for a lung condition in a single use. The inhaler 1 of the present invention includes a lung function measuring unit 2 having a spirometer for measuring lung function, and, using... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100089395 - Supplemental oxygen delivery system: A supplemental oxygen delivery system is described in which Aerosol is delivered into a housing 10, 20, which sits in the circuit from the supplemental oxygen supply and optional humidifier. The supplemental oxygen passes through this chamber 10, 20 in which the aerosol is located, and collects the aerosol transporting... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100089397 - Breath responsive powered air purifying respirator apparatus: Breathing responsive powered air purifying respirator apparatus comprising an air-tight housing having connections for filters (5) and for supply of purified air to a face mask (3), a motor-driven blower arranged inside said air-tight housing for drawing air through said filter units and for the supply of purified air to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100089396 - Method and apparatus for treating apnea/hypopnea: Methods and/or apparatuses for treating sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are provided. In particular, systems and/or methods are provided which may temporarily boost the pressure of a supply of breathable gas provided by an AutoSet device for the treatment of hypopnea. In certain example embodiments, a supply of breathable is provided to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100089398 - Method for the constant automatic monitoring of the regularity of the breathing of a diver during scuba dives: Method for the constant automatic monitoring of the regularity of the breathing of a diver during scuba dives, characterized in that it involves measuring pressure variations in the air supplied by the regulator first stage which reduces the pressure of the compressed air delivered by the compressed-air bottles to the... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100089399 - Respiratory secretion retention device, system and method: A novel and non-obvious apparatus, system, and method for managing respiratory secretions and fluids in sections of artificial airways. In an embodiment of the invention, a respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device configured to connect to an artificial airway can be provided. The respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device can include a... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100089400 - Valve apparatus for movable oxygen cylinder: Provided is a valve apparatus for a movable oxygen cylinder which has a function of a post valve for an oxygen generation system for household use and that of a post valve for general medical care, selectively. The valve apparatus includes: a valve body whose one side is combined with... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100089401 - Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same: A forehead cushion for a forehead support of a breathing mask arrangement includes a cushion element including a contact surface adapted to contact a patient's forehead and provide a distribution of contact force and a coupling element provided to the cushion element. The coupling element is adapted to couple the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100089404 - Endotracheal and tracheostomy devices: An endotracheal device may include an elongated body member having a first end and a second end, first and second lumen defined by the body member, and a funnel member proximal the second end. The first lumen may extend from a first opening in the first end to a first... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100089402 - Medico-surgical devices: A tracheal tube (40) or laryngeal mask has a sealing cuff (41, 2) with a surface covered by a brush-like material (44, 24) provided by closely-packed (25) between 1 mm and 5 mm in length. The brush-like surface (44, 24) may be provided by coating the surface with an adhesive... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100089403 - Medico-surgical tube assemblies: A tracheostomy tube assembly has a flange arrangement (2) movable along the shaft (1) of the assembly and lockable at different positions. The flange arrangement has a gel-filled member (22) with a flexible conformable surface (26) providing substantially the entire surface contacting the skin. The flange has aperture (28) through... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100089405 - Combination tracheal hook and surgical blade: An embodiment of the invention provides a surgical tool including a handle having a channel, a tracheal hook connected to the handle, and a scalpel positioned in the channel of the handle. The tracheal hook and/or the scalpel are removably attached to the handle. The channel includes at least one... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100089406 - Method and device for male contraception: The present invention relates to a method and device for male contraception. In one aspect, the method and device provide temporal and reversible infertility of mammal males without suppressing spermatogenesis. In an aspect, a method of contraception for use with reproductive cells that pass through a tube in a body... Agent: Elena Kachiguina

20100089407 - Limb support: A limb support comprising a first portion for supporting the lower part of a patient's lower limb, a second portion for supporting the upper part of the patient's lower limb, each portion with deep guttering suitable for providing rotational and angulatory support to the portion of the limb, an adjustable... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100089408 - Antimicrobial blood pressure cuff: This invention is directed to blood pressure cuff liners for reducing the possibility of infection to patients as a result of blood pressure measurements, and to methods of reducing such infections. The liners of the present invention provide a barrier between the patient and the blood pressure cuff used during... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100089409 - Postoperative adhesion prophylactic: A method for postoperative use of an adhesion prophylactic. After an operation that might have to be repeated, a non-reabsorbable membrane, made of material that is compatible with a body, is placed between an operation site and adjacent tissue. The membrane is configured such that during a repair operation the... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates

20100089410 - Apparatus and method for airway patency and head immobilization: A jaw-thrust device includes a base with an extension arm disposed on each side of a patient's head mounted on the base. A mandible rest is mounted on each extension arm such that the mandible rest may be deployed proximate to a patient's mandible. A chin pad and at least... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100089411 - Patient support system and method: A patient support system for an operating room table is provided. At least a portion of the patient support system components form a no-air-loss patient support surface. At least one fluid pump can supply air pressure to a plurality of no-air-loss air cells, and at least one pressure release valve... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100083956 - Discharge head and droplet discharging device: A discharge head 10 for discharging droplets from discharge ports can withstand high water pressure and is provided with a first orifice plate 3 having first discharge ports 3a and a second orifice plate 6 having second discharge ports. The first orifice plate 3 and the second orifice plate 6... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100083957 - Atraumatic introducer for nasal endotracheal tubes and its method of use: The present invention provides an intubation device including a nasal endotracheal tube having a proximal, relative to a person inserting the nasal endotracheal tube, end and a distal end; and an introducer including an elongated member having a proximal open end and a distal blunt end, the introducer proximal open... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100083958 - Personal protective hood having thermoplastic neckdam: This invention relates to protective hoods, and in particular personal protective hoods which surround an individual's head and protects the individual from contact with Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN), smoke, noxious fumes, and products of combustion, such as carbon monoxide. The protective hoods contain neck dams that seal against a person's neck and... Agent: Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20100083959 - Inhalation device and heating unit therefor: i

20100083960 - Activating mechanism: The present invention relates to a Device for a medical delivery device, which medical delivery device comprises a housing (10); a medicament container (22); a canister housing comprising an inhalation opening and means for enabling communication between the inhalation opening and the medicament container; actuating means (26, 27, 30, 32,... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100083961 - 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.

20100083964 - Dispenser dose counter mechanism: An apparatus for counting doses of a dispenser is provided which includes a housing for releasably attaching to the dispenser; and, a dose counter operatively connected to the housing or the dispenser. The dose counter displays indicia relating to doses of the dispenser. The dose counter may be manually adjusted... Agent: Schering-plough Corporation Patent Department (k-6-1, 1990)

20100083962 - Dispenser for pulverulent substances: The invention relates to a dispenser (1) for pulverulent substances (30), in particular medicaments, from a blister pack (25), dome-shaped cavities (26) of which that are disposed on a base layer (28) can, by movement in a dispenser housing (4), be brought step by step into an emptying position, in... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100083963 - Medication holder: A portable medication holder is disclosed for discharging liquid agent into an air stream. The holder comprises a housing having a first wall and a second wall with the walls movable relative to each other. The second wall may be moved between a closed position and an open position wherein... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20100083965 - Humidification arrangement for a respiratory apparatus: A humidifying apparatus utilizing a semi-permeable membrane portion within a gas conduit where the direction of gas flow within a central lumen is given by an arrow. The humidification apparatus has a helical configuration for the semi-permeable membrane portion, a structural reinforcing member or members, a water channel and a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100083966 - Device for monitoring, controlling and/or regulating a gas composition: The invention relates to a device and a method for monitoring, controlling and/or regulating a gas composition. Said device comprises at least one training and/or rehabilitation unit; a sensor unit comprising a heatable electrochemical solid electrolyte sensor for oxygen concentration determination and another heatable electrochemical solid electrolyte sensor for carbon... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100083967 - Mask device with blower: In a mask device with blower, a sensor for warning is disposed, which detects a movement position of an exhaust valve corresponding to the case where an internal pressure of a face body is lower than an outer atmospheric pressure at the time of inhaling air in a non-contact state... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100083968 - Ventilator with biofeedback monitoring and control for improving patient activity and health: A respiratory support ventilator apparatus is described that mechanically supports the work of respiration of a patient. The ventilator apparatus is highly portable and optionally wearable so as to promote mobility and physical activity of the patient, and to improve the overall health of the patient. The respiratory support ventilator... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100083969 - Swivel elbow for mask assembly: A swivel elbow for a mask assembly includes an elbow adapted to be provided to the mask assembly and a swivel detachably connected to the elbow. The elbow includes a plurality of spaced apart rings that provide a controlled clearance between the elbow and an interior surface of the swivel.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100083970 - Medical tube securing device: A medical tube securing device for a patient is disclosed, comprising at least one bite block and a support frame integral with said bite block, said support frame comprising a protruding extension with at least one inwardly recessed portion so as to avoid contact with the patient's mouth, said protruding... Agent: United States Army Medical Research And Material Command Mcmr-za-j

20100083971 - Mandibular advancement device with positive positioning hinge: The invention is an oral appliance for prevention of sleeping problems including snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism. Specifically, the appliance alters the position of the user's mandible, which is known as a method for reducing the restriction of the flow of air through the pharyngeal passageway. The appliance is a... Agent: Green Mountain Innovations LLC

20100083972 - Method for diagnosis and treatment of processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances and abnormal postures: Methods for diagnosis and treatment are provided for a patient having processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances or abnormal postures. In one embodiment, a patient is identified having retinal signal problems creating at least one negative medical condition. Then, at least a portion of the patient's lacrimal drainage system is blocked... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100078013 - Nebuliser system: A nebuliser 1 particularly for home use comprises a housing 2 having an aerosol generator 3 mounted therein. The housing is closed by a hinged cap 4 and has an outlet 5 through which aerosol generated by the generator 3 is delivered. A suitable connector such as a mouthpiece 6... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100078015 - Controlled inhaler for distributing inhalant according to inhalation velocity: An inhaler is provided that includes a controller, a driver, an atomizer and one or more sensors for detecting information about a velocity of inhalation of a user of the inhaler. The controller is configured to dispense an inhalant from the inhaler during an inhalation of the user based on... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100078014 - Method, composition, and system to control ph in pulmonary tissue of a subject: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and systems are provided which include a method for treating a pulmonary viral infectious disease in a subject. The method includes administering a pharmaceutical composition including at least one agent to a pulmonary tissue of the subject, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is administered as two or more... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100078016 - Battery management for a breathing assistance system: A method for providing battery security in a breathing assistance system configured to provide breathing assistance to a patient is provided. A battery security system of the breathing assistance system receives battery data from a battery received in the breathing assistance system, and analyzes the received battery data to determine... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100078018 - Method and arrangement for detecting a leak in anesthesia system: A method and arrangement for detecting a leak in an anesthesia system. The method includes controlling respiratory movements by means of ventilator gas flows and measuring the ventilator gas flow added for an inspiration and removed for an expiration. The method also includes supplying a fresh gas flow for a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100078017 - Wireless communications for a breathing assistance system: A system for wireless data communication for use with a breathing assistance system configured to provide breathing assistance to a patient is provided. The system includes a wireless notification module, one or more wireless repeaters located remote from ventilation system, and a wireless receiver located remote from the one or... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100078019 - Oxygen breathing device with redundant signal transmission: The invention relates to an arrangement of a plurality of oxygen breathing devices, in particular for providing oxygen to passenger or crew of an aircraft, each oxygen breathing device comprising an oxygen source, wherein oxygen is stored, in particular in chemically bound form or compressed form, an oxygen guiding device... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100078020 - Method, device, and system to control ph in pulmonary tissue of a subject: Methods, devices, and systems are provided which include an aerosol generator and a pharmaceutical composition including a membrane selective for a charged ion configured to achieve a selected pH of a pulmonary tissue in a subject. The methods, devices, or systems which include the membrane may be configured to alter... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100078021 - Dry powder inhalers with dual piercing members and related devices and methods: A dry powder inhaler includes a dose container assembly having a dose container disk with opposing upper and lower surfaces, a first row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a first radius and a second row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a second radius. The dose containers... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100078022 - Inhalers with airway disks having discrete airway channels and related disks and methods: Dry powder inhalers include radially-extending discrete, typically dose-specific, airway channels serially forming a portion of the inhalation pathway to deliver dry powder to a user using the inhalers.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100078025 - Breathing apparatus with sensor: A self-contained breathing apparatus or a respirator can be equipped with a sensor of ambient airborne conditions. A display unit can be carried by a face mask for the apparatus or respirator. Responsive to output signals from the sensor, the display unit can present an air quality indicator, or a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100078024 - Breathing assistance system with multiple pressure sensors: A method for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system configured to provide breathing assistance to a patient via a patient connection system is provided. The method may include receiving one or more first pressure sensor signals from a first pressure sensor, and analyzing the one or more first pressure... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100078026 - Supplemental gas safety system for a breathing assistance system: A system for managing a supplemental gas supply in a breathing assistance system configured to provide breathing assistance to a patient includes a temperature sensor and a control system. The temperature sensor is configured to measure a temperature associated with a breathing assistance system configured to deliver a first gas... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100078023 - Systems and methods for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system: A breathing assistance system for providing breathing assistance to a patient is provided. The breathing assistance system may include a ventilation system for supplying a gas flow, a conduit operatively coupled to the ventilation system, and a pressure sensor configured to measure the pressure of the gas flow through the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100078027 - Apparatus for recycling moisture exhaled from worker within dry room to the worker: The apparatus is equipped with cover unit (1) fixed to a head portion of worker so as to cover at least the regions of nose and mouth of the worker, the cover unit capable of trapping the worker's breath. The cover unit has an exhaust opening and an air supply... Agent: Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C.

20100078028 - Patient interfaces: The present invention relates to a device for delivering a supply of gases to a patient. The device includes a patient interface and connecting member. The connecting member is preferably a L-shaped swivelled connector that is capable of being fixed into one of two positions, a first position where the... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100078030 - Airway system with carbon dioxide sensor for determining tracheal cuff inflation and technique for using the same: An airway management device is provided that may adjust the inflation level of a cuff associated with an endotracheal tube. The cuff inflation may be adjusted in response to an increase in carbon dioxide levels above the cuff, which may indicate a poor seal of the cuff against the tracheal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100078029 - Bite block assembly for endotrachial tube: A bite block for an endotrachial tube includes a hollow body extending between open ends to receive an endotrachial tube such that opposing ends of the tube protrude through the open ends of the bite block. The bite block includes a tether to retain the bite block to the tube... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100078031 - Medical device tube having a flange with opposing support ears for improved alignment and retention of an inner cannula in an outer cannula: A medical device tube having opposing support ears for improved coupling of an inner cannula to an outer cannula. The medical device tube comprises an outer cannula having opposing support ears on an outer cannula connector flange attached to a proximal end of the outer cannula. The opposing support ears... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100078032 - Condom packaging: The present subject matter relates to a condom packaging apparatus capable of reducing the exposure of physical damage to the condom, and eliminating or significantly reducing the misapplication and misfitment of a condom onto the end user's penis. Furthermore, the present subject matter relates to methods for applying a condom... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100078033 - Therapeutic cushioning device: A therapeutic cushioning device that encourages its user to sleep on the user's right or left side, instead of on the user's back or chest. Generally, the cushioning device includes a head support, a torso support, a leg support, and a hinge member that movably connects the leg support to... Agent: David B. Tingey

20100078034 - Immobilizing device for a part of a body: An immobilizing device for immobilizing a body part includes a bag which is filled with a granular material and is placed over the body part, an outer shell in which the bag is mounted and a hollow space formed between the outer shell and the bag for receiving pressured air... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

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