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Surgery May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100126502 - Self-sealing t-piece and valved t-piece: Apparatus (500) and components for coupling fluid or gas conducting elements, such as apparatus and components for connecting a nebulizer (501) with a gas flow system. In particular, the apparatus (500) and components are useful for connecting, in a gas-tight and quick release manner, a nebulizer (501) to a pressure-assisted... Agent: Novartis Corporate Intellectual Property

20100126503 - Scuba mask purging apparatus and method: A scuba mask purging apparatus and method providing selective introduction of pressurized air into a scuba mask to initiate purging, pressure balancing, and de-fogging. An inlet valve, typically positioned conveniently on the top or the side of the mask may control the release of pressurized air into the mask. A... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20100126504 - Wearable protective device: A wearable protective device (100) including an eye shield (102), a holder (106) for a removable breathing filter (400), and an arrangement (104, 118) for fixing the device, in use, to a wearer's head. The eye shield and the holder are integrated or permanently connected together.... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100126505 - Smoke-free substitute cigarette product: A method for volatilising active and/or aroma substances for the purpose of releasing an inhalable aerosol, wherein combustion gases of a flammable gas, which is preferably combusted with an excess of air, are passed partially or entirely, optionally mixed with ambient air, through an active and/or aroma substance depot and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100126506 - Modular pressure support system and method: A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100126508 - Indicating device for aerosol container: An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of metered dosages that have been dispensed from or remain in a container including a base member, a cap member moveably connected to the base member, an indicator member rotatably mounted to one of the cap member and base member and a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100126507 - Multi-dose inhaler device: The present invention provides an inhaler device (1) for dispensing multiple doses of medicament, the inhaler comprising medicament extraction facilitating means (22) for locating adjacent or in a compartment (42) of a received medicament cartridge and thereby allowing an extraction of medicament from the compartment; and operating means (54) moveable... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100126509 - Air recycling device for auxiliary respiration apparatus: An air recycling device for auxiliary respiration apparatus has a casing, an air gather assembly, a valve assembly and a pressure switch unit. The casing has a regulator connector and an air feeder. The air gather assembly communicates with the casing. The valve assembly selectively blocks the communication either between... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100126510 - Stiffened filter mask: A flat-folding mask includes a filter layer forming a rim. The filter layer has first and second side panels extending from the rim. A substantially centrally located front panel bridges the first and second side panels, the front panel being substantially flat. The filter layer further includes a fused portion... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100126511 - Breathing mask with an autonomous inflatable harness: A breathing mask (1) for aircraft crewmember or passenger comprises a rigid portion (3) to be fit against the face of an user, said rigid portion comprising elements to bring a breathable gas to the user. The breathing mask further comprises an extensible harness (4) having end portions (5) connected... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100126512 - Airway device: An airway device for human or animal use comprising an airway tube having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end of which is surrounded by a laryngeal cuff, adapted to fit anatomically over the laryngeal structure of a patient, wherein the device optionally further comprises a buccal... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100126513 - Lubricated condom: A condom, including a non-porous sheath member, having an open end and a rounded end, and shaped to cover the glans and body portion of a penis, and at least one rib having at least one outer portion and at least one inner portion, wherein the at least one outer... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

20100126514 - Leg lift device and associated method: A leg lift device is provided for attachment to a shoe and includes a sole, a lift insert and a shoe receiver attached to the sole. The shoe receiver includes a first section to engage a toe of a shoe and a second section to engage a heel of a... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100126515 - Antimicrobial dental appliances: 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 Leonard Grune

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100122696 - Method for adjusting an operation frequency and checking an operating state of ultrasonic nebulizer: A method for adjusting an operation frequency and checking an operating state of the ultrasonic nebulizer is related in the present invention. By detecting the current to determine a resonance frequency and whether deviated from a predetermined normal range, the nebulizer can check the operating state and operate at the... Agent: Hdls Ipr Services

20100122697 - Negative pressure, bi-directional nasal aerosol delivery: A method and apparatus for nasal drug delivery comprises a first tube in fluid communication with a means for generating a negative pressure and a second tube in fluid communication with an aerosol. The first tube is contacted with one nostril, the said second tube is contacted with the other... Agent: Tomas Friend, LLC

20100122698 - Neonatal airway stent: An adjustable neonatal airway stent for use in the airways of a neonate is provided. The stent may include a flexible mesh member having a generally cylindrical shape and size that is capable of being delivered to a neonatal airway. The mesh member may include overlapping inner and outer portions,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100122699 - Combination lung ventilation and mucus clearance apparatus and method: A medical device and method for combination lung ventilation and mucus clearance of a patient is disclosed. The medical device may be configured to provide lung ventilation with intermittent, on-demand mucus clearance, freeing the patient's mouth for activities of daily living such as when the patient is awake; and, in... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100122700 - Cockpit oxygen supply device: A cockpit oxygen supply device includes at least one oxygen mask which is conductively connectable to an oxygen tank, wherein at least one throughput measurement device is arranged in the flow path of the device. A breathing activity of the pilot and/or an undesired outflow from the mask may be... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100122701 - Mask ports: Mask ports 180 for attaching supplemental oxygen tubes 510 or measurement devices to a respiratory mask are downwardly directed and recessed into the base 110 of the mask frame 100. The ports may comprise a pair of downwardly extending tubular spigots 185 each housed in a respective recess 190 in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100122702 - Device for separating condensate from a coaxial breathing gas line: A condensate separator is provided for a coaxial tube system, which has an inner gas duct (3) and an outer gas duct (4). A first liquid duct (10) is arranged between the inner gas duct and a first collection volume (8) and a second liquid duct (11) is located between... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100122703 - Antiseptic mask and method of using antiseptic mask: The invention is an antiseptic mask, comprising a canister configured to store an antiseptic agent, one or more filters adapted to receive the antiseptic agent and a housing comprising a passageway from an air intake through the one or more filters and to a nose/mouth port. Further, the present invention... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.

20100122704 - Combination anesthesia and scavenger surgical mask: A surgical mask for administering and/or scavenging medical gases includes a nasal mask and an oral mask that envelops the nasal mask. The nasal mask is secured to the oral mask and may be removable from it.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100122705 - Combination anesthesia and scavenger surgical mask: A surgical mask for administering and/or scavenging medical gases includes a nasal mask and an oral mask that envelops the nasal mask. The nasal mask is secured to the oral mask and may be removable from it.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100122706 - Combination anesthesia and scavenger surgical mask: A surgical mask for administering and/or scavenging medical gases includes a nasal mask and an oral mask that envelops the nasal mask. The nasal mask is secured to the oral mask and may be removable from it.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100116268 - Aqueous aerosol preparations containing therapeutically active micro-organisms or parts of micro-organisms and method for producing corresponding aerosols: The invention relates to aqueous aerosol preparations for inhalation, containing therapeutically active micro-organisms or parts of micro-organisms as the active ingredient.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100116269 - Liquid discharging device, liquid discharging cartridge, and device body cap: A liquid discharging device includes a device body configured to house a liquid discharging cartridge body having a liquid discharging portion for discharge liquid, and a device body cap removably attached to the device body. When the device body cap is detached from the device body, a discharging portion cap... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100116270 - Medical ventilator system and method using oxygen concentrators: A medical ventilator system that allows the use of pulse flow of oxygen to gain higher FIO2 values and/or conserve oxygen is described. In one embodiment, the ventilator system includes an oxygen concentrator, a medical ventilator and a breathing circuit between the ventilator and a patient. In one embodiment, the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100116271 - Apparatus and methods for simultaneous delivery of oxygen and inhaled medication: An adapter for quickly connecting a secondary delivery device to a primary delivery mask is provided. In various embodiments, the adapter includes a hollow body and at least one connection pin. The hollow body includes an open distal end, an open proximal end sized to frictionally mate with an outlet... Agent: Jonathan Horsford

20100116272 - Cuff for air delivery conduit: A cuff for an air delivery conduit includes a first end portion provided to a tube and a second end portion adapted to engage a tubular connector. The second end portion includes an entry surface that is curved or chamfered along its length to provide a lead in for inserting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100116273 - Device for supplying a respirator with breathing gas: A device for supplying a respirator with breathing gas is designed in a modular design. To accomplish the object, a cover plate (9), a distributor plate (20) and a half shell body (11) are provided in a sandwich-like design, wherein said distributor plate (20) has walls (3, 5) projecting on... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100116274 - Method, ventilator and control unit for determining a position of an esophageal catheter: A method of obtaining an indication of the position of an esophageal catheter inserted into a patient includes the steps of obtaining an electrical signal from the esophageal catheter, determining an ECG component of the electrical signal, determining the widths and/or rate of a number of periods in which the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100116275 - Emergency breathing bag: The breathing bag has an upper region; a lower region; a conduit for delivering exhaled air to the lower region and a conduit for withdrawing breathable air from the upper region. The device also has a baffle mounted therein for entrapping exhaled air in the lower region and for causing... Agent: Mario D. Theriault

20100116276 - Ventilation mask: A ventilation mask is provided. The ventilation mask comprises a body having a seal on a peripheral edge. The ventilation mask includes an access aperture having a valve associated therewith. The valve is selectively moveable between an open position, allowing objects to be place through the body and a closed... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100116278 - Single screw activated double axle locking mechanism: According to the present invention, there is provided a clamping device for locking two elements, e.g. rotatable shafts, having a substantially circular cross-section. The clamping device comprises a central holding part having two partly curved sections being adapted to at least partly encircle and hold the elements, which curved sections... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100116277 - Switchable joint constraint system: The present invention concerns a switchable joint constraint system comprising at least one motion sensor, a joint constraint which is switchable between a mobile and an immobile state, a signal processing unit and a database. Motion sensor signals are compared to predefined situations. The joint constraint is switched according to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100116279 - Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue: Devices and methods for altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of an individual, particularly individuals having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The methods and devices create channels in lung tissue and maintain the patency of these surgically created channels in tissue. Maintaining the patency of the... Agent: Broncus Technologies, Inc. C/o Levine Bagade Han LLP

05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100108058 - Powder dispersion apparatus, method of making and using the apparatus, and components that can be used on the apparatus and other devices: Methods and apparatuses for the pulmonary delivery of a composition, such as methods and apparatuses for dispersing dry powder medicaments for inhalation by a patient. Elements or aspects of the apparatuses, including receptacle puncturing mechanisms, deoccluding devices, receptacle impacting devices, and receptacle lock devices or systems.... Agent: Novartis Corporate Intellectual Property

20100108059 - Directional use: The invention is directed to a method for oral administration of a liquid containing an active substance to a subject for improved absorption into the subject's bloodstream includes the steps of providing a delivery device containing the liquid and having a mouthpiece for directing the liquid in a defined direction... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100108060 - Hand operated articulated intubation stylet: Hand operated articulated intubation stylet including an articulated stylet member with a link at its distal end, a L-shaped lever with a downward depending handle for tautening a flexible wire for flexing the link into a flexed positioned to form a hook-like configuration in the stylet member's side view, and... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100108061 - Evaporator device to assist breathing: The present invention relates to an evaporator device to assist breathing comprising a low profile body adapted to house heating means (9), a liquid reservoir (8), an evaporation site and means (15) to supply liquid from the reservoir to the evaporation site such that the device can humidify the air... Agent: Monahan & Moses, LLC

20100108062 - Medication inhaler: A medication inhaler comprising an inhaler body, having a medication container chamber for receiving a medication container and an air passage coupling the medication container chamber with exterior air, and a mouthpiece axially engageable with the inhaler body. The mouthpiece has a mouthpiece chamber and a medication delivery needle communicating... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100108063 - Respirator with a circuit for breathing gas: A gas mask and breathing equipment is provided with a circuit for breathing gas and with a heat exchanger (7) cooled by an evaporating agent. The evaporating agent is introduced from an evaporating agent container (8) into the heat exchanger (7) via at least one group of spraying elements (9)... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100108064 - Systems and/or methods for guiding transitions between therapy modes in connection with treatment and/or diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing: In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method of guiding transitions between therapy modes in connection with the treatment and/or diagnosis of a patient for a respiratory disorder is/are provided. Respiratory disorder treatment according to a first therapy mode is provided. Input indicating a second therapy mode to be transitioned... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100108065 - Acoustic sensor for use in breathing masks: A breathing mask adapted to be placed over a wearer's face, comprises a mask body including a gas inlet port to be disposed in flow communication with the wearer's breathing passage for flow of a gas in a predetermined flow stream there through upon inhalation by the wearer; a communications... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100108066 - Methods, systems and apparatus for paced breathing: Methods, systems and/or apparatus for slowing a patient's breathing by using positive pressure therapy. In certain embodiments, a current interim breathing rate target is set, and periodically the magnitude of a variable pressure waveform that is scaled to the current interim breathing rate target is increased if the patient's breathing... Agent: Jones Day

20100108068 - Hybrid electro-pneumatic conserver for oxygen conserving regulator: A gas regulator includes a slave valve assembly for receiving and controlling the flow of gas to a desired destination. A timing chamber is positioned adjacent to the slave valve assembly. The timing chamber has an inlet for also receiving the gas. An electronically operated pilot valve assembly is in... Agent: R.d. Johnson & Associates, P.C.

20100108067 - Respirator flow control apparatus and method: A respirator has a shell that defines a breathable air zone for a user wearing the respirator. An air flow control system for the respirator has an air delivery conduit within the shell of the respirator, a valve member moveable relative to the air delivery conduit and within the shell... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100108069 - Respiration mask assembly: A respiration mask assembly including: a mask body having a front part that defines a front opening adapted to communicate fluidly with a gas supply, and a rear part that defines a rear opening opposite to the front opening in a horizontal direction; a forehead support beam extending outwardly from... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100108070 - Ventilator mask and system: A continuous positive air pressure (“CPAP”) or ventilator system includes a mask and an air flow generator. The air flow generator is mounted or provided to the mask's wearer. In one embodiment, air flow generator is mounted on the mask.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100108071 - Apparatuses to filter air: Apparatuses for personal air filtering. In one aspect, a personal air filtering system includes nasal plugs to be inserted into the nostrils and a main body worn between the nose and mouth. In another aspect, the personal air filtering system has a housing that prevents exhaled air from entering the... Agent: Ivy Y. Mei

20100108072 - Cushion to frame assembly mechanism: A full-face mask assembly includes a frame and a cushion provided to the frame. The cushion is adapted to form a seal around the patient's nose and mouth. A flexible lip is provided to an interior wall of the cushion. The flexible lip is adapted to engage the frame to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100108073 - Nasal interface prong device: An infant nasal interface prong device for use with an nCPAP system. The device includes first and second nasal prongs and a base. Each prong includes a bellows segment, a tip, and a lumen. The tip extends from the bellows segment to a tip end and is adapted for insertion... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20100108074 - Medical tube assemblies: A tracheostomy assembly has an outer tube and an inner cannula, the outer tube having a lip at its patient end to limit insertion of the inner cannula. The lip is formed with a recess or gap on the outside of the curve of the tube. This enables a suction... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100108075 - Tracheal or tracheostomy tubular arrangement: The present invention provides a tracheal or tracheostomy tubular arrangement 1 having an outer tube 2 and an inner cannula 3, which can be inserted into the outer tube 2 and pulled out of the same, wherein the inner cannula 3 has at least one plastic layer 21 forming at... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100108076 - Tracheostomy tube with a swiveled connector: A tracheostomy tube has an inserting portion and a connecting portion. The inserting portion has an air way tube, an inflatable cuff and an inflating tube. The connecting portion is connected to the air way tube and has a resilient connector and a connecting sleeve. The resilient connector has a... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100108077 - Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea: A method of treating obstructive sleep apnea includes providing an elongated element having a central buttress area and first and second arms extending from opposite ends of the central buttress area. The method includes implanting the central buttress area in a tongue so that a longitudinal axis of the central... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100108078 - Mouth guard: Mouth guards of varying designs. The mouth guard is generally moldable and has non-planar biting surfaces. In other embodiments, the mouth guard has base members or flanges that have means for retaining medicaments and the like. Other versions have thermochromic elements selected to allow color changes at desired temperatures.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20100108079 - Wirelessly detectable objects for use in medical procedures and methods of making same: Various embodiments of a wirelessly detectable object to be used in medical procedures are provided. The object may include a piece of absorbent material, a transponder to wirelessly receive and transmit signals, and a cover. The cover is attached directly to the piece of absorbent material to retain the transponder.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

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