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Surgery June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100154790 - Process for manufacturing an integrated membrane of nozzles in mems technology for a spray device and spray device using such membrane: A process for manufacturing a membrane of nozzles of a spray device, comprising the steps of laying a substrate, forming a membrane layer on the substrate, forming a plurality of nozzles in the membrane layer, forming a plurality of supply channels in the substrate, each supply channel being substantially aligned... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100154791 - Endoscopic bite guard and related methods of use: A medical device may include a bite guard assembly configured to restrict sliding movement of an elongated member relative to the bite guard assembly. The bite guard assembly may include a main portion including a mouthpiece. The main portion may include a surface defining a passageway for receipt of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100154792 - Device for clamping a fluidic component: A fluidic component is arranged in an elastomeric shaped part the contour of which is matched to the outer contour of the component and to the inner contour of a holder. The elastomeric shaped part is chamfered towards the fluidic component on its pressure side. When the holder is assembled... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100154793 - Medicine ejection device: This medicine ejection device is directed at uniformizing an amount of a medicine inhaled by a user through a mouthpiece: and ejects a predetermined constant amount of the medicine by measuring a remaining amount of the medicine in a reservoir 7 at every inhalation time with the use of a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100154795 - Dry powder inhaler: The present invention relates to an improvement of the mouthpiece of a dry powder inhalation device wherein the medicament is packed in the blisters of single dose blister strips. According to the invention a portion of the air which enters the mouthpiece does not pass through the powder containing blister,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100154794 - Inhaler flow channel: The present invention provides an inhaler, which separates the drug aerosolization process and the drug delivery process within the inhaler, and controls the inhalation air flow profile in a way, such that transportation of the drug in the inhaler flow channel is enveloped in a laminar air stream presented to... Agent: James C. Wray

20100154796 - Humidifier tub for cpap device: A humidifier includes a humidifier tub including an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet may have an exit port positioned in a plane disposed below the air inlet. A base plate is provided to the bottom of the humidifier tub. The base plate and humidifier tub define... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100154797 - Respiratory secretion rentention 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 fluidly connect to an artificial airway can be provided. The respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device can include... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100154798 - Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask: A vent assembly for use with a respiratory mask of the type used in CPAP treatment. In one embodiment, the vent is made of a thin air permeable membrane (28). The membrane can be made of a hydrophobic material such as expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). An expanded PTFE membrane is mounted... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100154799 - Respiratory access assembly with rotating lock and method: A respiratory access assembly includes a movable manifold and a closed suction catheter assembly with a shuttle movable by actuator between the manifold and the closed suction catheter assembly. The assembly includes a flap positioned adjacent the shuttle and the closed suction catheter assembly which is moveable between an open... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100154800 - Endotracheal tube with secure color-coded connector and packaging: An endotracheal tube system having an improved connector to provide a more secure connection to an endotracheal tube. In specific example embodiments, the connector is tapered, is spiraled, or provides threading to improve connection and prevent inadvertent detachment. In certain embodiments, the connector is colorized to correspond to an endotracheal... Agent: Law Offices Of David M. Lang

20100154801 - Method of surgical repair of vagina damaged by pelvic organ prolapse and prosthetic materials and devices suitable for use therein: A method for repairing a vaginal wall (35) which has been damaged by one or more prolapsed pelvic organs said method including:(a) mobilising the vaginal epithelium off the underlying fascia of at least a portion of the damaged vaginal wall; (b) positioning a prosthetic material (36) over the exposed fascia;... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100154802 - Intra-oral apnea and snoring preventiong appliance: An intra-oral device used for people that snore or have sleep apnea is designed to move a user's lower jaw forward relative to the user's immovable upper jaw and to prevent the user's mouth from inadvertently opening while sleeping. The device includes upper and lower appliances fitted to the user's... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100154803 - Cover for breast during implant surgery, and methods of performing breast implant surgery: A cover useful during invasive surgery of the breast includes an adhesively backed sheet and a closed tube that extends from the sheet. The tube is evaginated into an incision in the breast, the closed end of the tube is ruptured, and a breast implant can be inserted through the... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20100154804 - Expandable face mask with engageable stiffening element: Herein are disclosed face masks that are provided in a generally flat configuration and are capable of being expanded to a cup-shaped configuration. Such masks comprise at least one porous layer that comprises at least one pleat and that is capable of being expanded by at least partially unfolding the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100154806 - Expandable face mask with reinforcing netting: Herein are disclosed face masks that are provided in a generally flat configuration and are capable of being expanded to a cup-shaped configuration. Such masks comprise at least one porous layer that comprises at least one pleat and that is capable of being expanded by at least partially unfolding the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100154805 - Flat fold respirator having flanges disposed on the mask body: A flat-fold, filtering, face-piece respirator 10 that has a harness 14, a mask body 12, and first and second flanges 30a, 30b. The mask body 12 is capable of being folded flat for storage and can be opened into a cup-shaped configuration for use. The mask body 12 comprises a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100154807 - Method for normalizing the spine: Disclosed is a method of normalizing a spine of an individual including identifying a first point on the spine that exhibits the greatest degree of spinal misalignment and the hemisphere of the misalignment. A second point on the back of the individual is identified using a measuring device to measure... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100147293 - Aerosol actuator: A metered dose aerosol actuator, for use in association with a pressurized medicament container provided with a dispensing metering valve having a valve stem, including a housing adapted to receive the container, a stem block extending upwards from the base of the housing and adapted to engage the valve stem... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100147292 - Inhaler and inhaler mouthpiece: A mouthpiece (150A) has an aerosol lead-out flow passage (104), an aerosol lead-out opening (105), and an exhalation discharge opening (106). The lead-out flow passage (104) includes a first flow passage (104A) extending upward, a second flow passage (104B) extending obliquely forward from the first flow passage (104A), and a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100147295 - Devices and methods to create and maintain the patency of an opening relative to parenchymal tissue of the lung: A mechanical device and/or chemical process is utilized to maintain luminal patency in conduits or other devices implanted in the lung or lungs of a patient. The mechanical device and/or chemical process ensures that air flows freely through a conduit implanted through an anastomosis into a lung. The device is... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100147294 - Devices and methods to maintain the patency of an opening relative to parenchymal tissue of the lung: A mechanical device and/or chemical process is utilized to maintain luminal patency in conduits or other devices implanted in the lung or lungs of a patient. The mechanical device and/or chemical process ensures that air flows freely through a conduit implanted through an anastomosis into a lung. The device is... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100147296 - Port sealing cartridge for medical ventilating and aspirating devices: There is provided a port sealing cartridge that allows for insertion of a catheter or other medical device into an endotracheal tube and thence the patient's lungs through an available access port. The port sealing cartridge has a primary and a secondary seal or collar that sequentially provide a pressure... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100147297 - Quick connect fitting for respiratory devices: There is provided a novel fitting having male and female ends and a tapered internal luer-type seal. The male fitting end has a periphery upon which is mounted at least one boss. The female fitting end has a slot into which the boss may be inserted. At the bottom of... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100147298 - Infant pacifier fluid delivery device and pacifier assembly: A fluid delivery device for being secured on an infant pacifier comprises a fluid delivery nozzle configured to direct fluid toward an infant's nares and a nozzle support member secured to the fluid delivery nozzle and configured for being secured on the mouth shield of the pacifier.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100147299 - Electrical heater with particular application to humidification and fluid warming: A humidifier includes a tub configured to contain a supply of water and a heater including a first polymer film having an electrically conductive circuit provided upon a surface. The first polymer film is electrically insulating and the tub is formed of molded resin and the heater is molded at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100147300 - Nasal humidification and dispensing device: A nasal humidification and dispensing device is used to introduce a vapor into a user's nose. The device includes a pair of nostril inserts. Each nostril insert includes a base portion and an upper dome-shaped portion that, when joined, define an open interior chamber. The base portion and the dome-shaped... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department

20100147301 - Recognition system for an apparatus that delivers breathable gas to a patient: An adapter for use with a flow generator includes a conduit (16) attachable to the outlet (24) of the flow generator (14) and an identifying element (46) supported by the conduit and providing an identifying feature unique to a specific peripheral component attachable to the flow generator. The identifying feature... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100147304 - Bio-mask with integral sensors: A system including a mask to detect an EEG signal and to deliver a gas, the mask having a forehead support extending from the body and adapted to contact a forehead surface of the patient during use, the forehead support having a plurality of sensors located thereon for detecting electrophysiological... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100147303 - Determination of patient circuit disconnect in leak-compensated ventilatory support: This disclosure describes systems and methods for detecting disconnect conditions in a ventilator. The disclosure describes a model-based enhancement to conventional disconnect detection. The methods and systems described herein compensate for the additional leakage that occurs due to inelastic and elastic leaks in the ventilation system. One method described includes... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100147305 - System and method for the automatic detection of the expiratory flow limitation: The present invention refers to a system and a method for the automatic detection of the expiratory flow limitation of a subject. In an embodiment thereof the system for the automatic detection of expiratory flow limitation of a subject comprises determining the respiratory impedance of the subject comprising an imaginary... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20100147302 - Ventless mask cpap system: A CPAP or other ventilation system includes a mask, a flow generator, a positive or high pressure line to provide positive or high pressure air from the flow generator to the mask and a vacuum or return line provided to actively extract exhaled gas from the breathing chamber and/or the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100147306 - Breathing apparatus: A face mask (10) mechanically coupled to a lung demand valve (LDV) (12). The face mask (10) comprises a main mask and an inner mask (15) which fits over the wearer's mouth and nose. The interior of the inner mask (15) is in fluidic communication with the interior of the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100147307 - Nasal cavity filter: A nasal cavity filter (2) having a substantially cylindrical supporting wall (4), which adheres to the walls of a nasal cavity, and an inner surface (5) of which defines a cavity (6) for the passage of air inhaled and exhaled by the user. The cavity (6) houses a number of... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20100147308 - Respiratory devices: Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic benefit in patients suffering from a variety of medical diseases, particularly those that may benefit from... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100147311 - Apparatus and method for selective ventilation of a patient: The invention relates to a device for selective ventilation, comprising an endotracheal tube, an endobronchial tube connected thereto both tubes having a proximal and a distal end, the distal end of the endobronchiol extends beyond the distal end of the endotracheal tube, and means for positioning by feel the distal... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100147312 - Respiratory access port assembly with pin lock and method of use: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, which is adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly includes a distal plate having a port and a proximal plate which has a first port and a second port. The... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100147310 - Respiratory access port assembly with push button lock and method of use: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100147309 - Tracheal catheter with a flexible lumen for subglottic suctioning: There is provided a tracheal catheter designed so that a suction catheter may be used to suction out any secretions that accumulate in the zone above the balloon. There is further provided a tracheal catheter having a ventilation lumen with a flexible wall to provide a flexible lumen which takes... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100147313 - Support for supporting a patient: In order to improve a support (2) for supporting a patient, particularly for surgical procedures in the shoulder region, said support comprising a substantially flat body part (4) and a bowl-shaped head part, said body part (4) comprising a back part (6) and a thorax part (8) tapered in relation... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100147314 - System and method for providing body treatment: A body treatment system and method that facilitates positioning of a patient's body in order to provide treatment. The body treatment system may include a frame, seat, chest support and back support component to target and stabilize specific regions of interest on a patient's back. The frame is adjustable to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100147315 - Bruxism protective device: b

20100147316 - Male chastity apparatus, method, and system: A male chastity system comprises a housing and a partial ring configured for placement behind the scrotum of the user. The partial ring contains a gap. A bridge bridges the gap by attaching to the partial ring at first and second attachment points. The bridge comprises a rear portion and... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100139652 - Dispensing device and method: Methods and devices for dispensing an aerosolized liquids that generate an electric field proximate an outlet of a liquid supplier to cause liquid issuing from the outlet to be aerosolized for dispensing, and regulating an electrical characteristic, such as voltage, for generating the electric field based on a detected electrical... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20100139653 - Ventilator interface: An adaptor for providing fluid communication between a counter equipped measured dose inhaler (MDI) canister and a ventilator circuit includes a housing, a receiver tube for engaging the valve stem of the canister, and a tab for engaging the counter mechanism. The housing defines a primary lumen which extends between... Agent: Judy Schloss

20100139655 - Dry-powder inhaler: A dry-powder, breath-powered inhaler device comprising at least one air inlet, a flow chamber and an air outlet leading to a mouthpiece, the flow chamber further comprising at least one drug-containing volume and at least one scraping means and a rotor assembly comprising an axis and at least one blade;... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100139654 - Inhaler: An inhaler for delivering a powdered inhalation formulation from a blister strip having a plurality of blister pockets. The used part of the blister strip with emptied blister pockets is coiled by a clock spring or pushed into a helical channel. This results in a simple construction, in which the... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100139656 - Control valve for respiratory devices: The invention relates to a respiratory device for keeping a patient breathing artificially or support his or her breathing naturally. Said respiratory device comprises an air inlet, an air source, and at least one proportionally adjustable control valve. The control valve is provided with a housing (11) and a rotary... Agent: George Kapsalas Patentburo Paul Rosenich Ag

20100139657 - Gas supply unit for a respiratory system: The invention relates to a gas supply unit (1) for supplying pressurised gas to a patient (8), wherein it comprises: —A pneumatic housing (10) for supplying a flow of gas to the patient (P), • A control housing (20) for controlling the flow of gas to be supplied to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100139658 - Oxygen supply system for an aircraft: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention an oxygen supply system for an aircraft is provided, wherein the said system comprises a control valve, a reservoir bag, a respiration device and a sensor device, wherein the control valve is designed in such a way that oxygen can be supplied... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100139659 - Spo2 control with adaptive linear compensation: A device and a process for controlling a respirator with inclusion of an oxygen saturation value (34) for compensating a device-dependent time response (15), a physiological time response (16) and a measuring method-dependent time response (17) are described. The device-dependent time response (15), the physiological time response (16) and the... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100139660 - Pump and exhalation valve control for respirator apparatus: Double acting respirator pump apparatus including a pump member reciprocable with respect to two pump chambers to deliver air to a patient via a respirator exhalation system, which also facilitates exhalation of the patient. The exhalation system has a pump unit that is operatively connected to an exhalation valve member... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100139661 - Air breathing hose with integrated electrical wiring: An integrated air hose assembly for a self-contained breathing apparatus. The air hose assembly includes a plurality of electrical wires embedded between an outer layer and an tube assembly. The tube assembly includes an inner tube forming a central air passage and an intermediate layer. Corresponding helical grooves are disposed... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel

20100139662 - Respiratory mask: A respiratory mask includes a teardrop-shaped front face member having a middle portion made of a transparent material and a lateral portion made of a colored material, and a rear cup member having a rear sealing portion adapted to contact a user's face, and a front portion connected to the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100139663 - Surface treatment for a medical device: A surface coating for a medical device is provided that may prevent or slow the formation of medical biofilms on the surface of the device. Covalent attachment of certain analogues of N-acyl L-homoserine lactones onto a medical device may provide the advantage of slowing biofilm formation in a manner that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100139664 - Nasal and oral cannula having two capabilities and method of producing same: A method of forming a cannula from a cannula mandrel assembly comprising a pair of mouthpiece/nasal mandrels and a mating facepiece mandrel. The facepiece mandrel has a pair of conical holes, in an intermediate section thereof, for receiving a leading end of one mouthpiece/nasal mandrel. The conical holes allow the... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100139665 - 3d ventilation device for separating body skin from clothes: The present invention is related to a 3D ventilation device for separating body skin from clothes including an elastic meshed fabric, an elastic framework and a fixing device, wherein the 3D elastic framework which supports and holds the elastic meshed fabric, is fixed by the fixing device to locate between... Agent: Frenkel & Associates

20100139666 - Device intended to cause a displacement in the mandible in relation to the maxilla: The device (D) according to the invention comprises at least one mandible displacement means (1) intended to be fixed to the upper maxilla (MX) and the mandible (MD) by two fixing means (6, 7) respectively and is characterised in that said mandible displacement means (1) comprises an upper part (11)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100139667 - Devices and methods for treating sleep disorders: Devices and methods for maintaining an open airway are described. Systems and methods are described for maintaining an opening of an airway by application of force to a patient's tissues in one of inferior, anterior, and lateral directions.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100139668 - Method and device for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: This invention relates to devices and methods for maintaining upper airway patency during sleep for the treatment of sleeping disorders, upper airway resistance syndrome, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100139669 - Surgical drapes with patches to provide ports: Surgical drapes having opposing first and second primary surfaces with fixably attachable patches to provide ports through which cables or tools can be inserted without compromising a sterile field. The patches may be earlier affixed to the surgical drape or the patch may be affixed in situ by a clinician... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100139670 - Interocclusal appliance and method: An interocclusal appliance is formed from a single polymer material composition as one unitary piece or from multiple polymer material compositions as a two-piece preform. The two-piece preform includes a base material and an impression material that has a softening point lower than the base material. Teeth are received into... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100139671 - Method and apparatus for body work: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for obtaining and maintaining correct alignment of body structure. In one embodiment of the invention, a head band is utilized that places light pressure on the erector spinae and sub occipital muscles below the occiput to relax the muscles that caused the... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100139672 - Method and apparatus for monitoring ingestion of medications using an implantable medical device: An implantable medical device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), is configured to automatically detect ingestion of medications to verify that prescribed medications are taken in a timely manner and at the correct dosage. Briefly, individual pills are provided with miniature radio frequency identification (RFID) devices capable... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100132699 - Burst valve for aerosol device: Aerosol dispensing devices and methods for using the same for administering aerosolized drugs to a subject are provided. Aspects of the aerosol dispensing device include an aerosol production unit configured to produce an aerosol from a liquid containing a pharmaceutically active drug, and a burst valve adapted to mechanically open... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100132700 - Bite blocks: Bite blocks providing an instrument lumen 62 for use during transoral medical procedures may be made from a material having a Shore D hardness less than 60 for improved patient comfort. An air way lumen 64 may be provide in side by side arrangement to the instrument lumen 62 for... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100132701 - Snorkel: A snorkel is provided on an upper end section of a conduit with an opening for breathing and a valve adapted to open and to close the opening. The valve is pivotally mounted on an upper end section of the conduit via arms integral with the valve. Below the valve,... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100132702 - Backpack for air extraction from snow: An apparatus and system are disclosed to extract breathable air from snow via an air extraction backpack. The apparatus includes an air-permeable extraction assembly that is attached to a backpack. The air-permeable extraction assembly has an air intake cavity. An air-permeable membrane covers the air intake cavity. A mouthpiece is... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100132703 - Respirator helmet with quick release safety lens: An apparatus including a lens, a gasket to receive the lens and a frame removably coupled to a respirator helmet is defined. The gasket forms a seal with a respirator helmet. The frame secures the lens within the gasket and defines a release mechanism to enable a quick release of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100132704 - Blister pack and applicator therefor: In a container (3) for a plurality of single doses of a fluid active substance, in which the single doses are separately packaged in a gas-tight manner and can be released separately, the container (3) comprises a substantially flat carrier film, which carries a plurality of gas-tight cavities (33) including... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20100132705 - Capsule, filled with a medicine, in particular an inhalable medicine: An assembly of a tube-shaped body and a tube-shaped cap, which are open at one distal side, is provided to manufacture a capsule for enclosing a medicine. At least one recess is arranged in an outer surface of the body, wherein at least one fixating bulge is arranged in an... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100132706 - Respiratory face mask and breathing circuit assembly: A respiratory face mask is provided suitably sized and configured to engage at least the nose portion and mouth portion of a patient's face. Gas from a gas supply and scavenging set normally used in dentistry is operatively coupled to the mask via a breathing circuit to supply fresh gas... Agent: Ramses Nashed

20100132707 - Method for controlling a tni apparatus and corresponding tni apparatus: This invention relates to methods for controlling a TNI-apparatus (1). One method can measure the actual gas temperature at the outlet of the humidifier (19). One method can determine a set gas temperature (34) of the gas at the outlet of a humidifier (19) of the TNI-apparatus (1) in dependence... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20100132708 - Positive airway pressure device: A positive airway pressure (PAP) device for supplying a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a first housing; a flow generator provided in the first housing, the flow generator configured to generate a flow of breathable gas; a second housing configured to be connected to the first housing,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100132709 - Volume-adjustable manual ventilation device: Disclosed is a manually operable volume-adjustable ventilation device. The device includes a reservoir with an inlet mechanism, an outlet mechanism, and a volume adjuster configured to move a volume adjustment limit of the reservoir and change an expressed maximum volume of the reservoir. The reservoir has a body having a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100132710 - Apparatus and method for non-invasively measuring caridac output: Apparatus and methods for non-invasively determining cardiac output using partial re-breathing techniques are disclosed in which the apparatus is constructed with an instantaneously adjustable deadspace for accommodating differences in breathing capacities of various patients. The apparatus is constructed of inexpensive elements, including a single two-way valve which renders the apparatus... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100132711 - Blower motor with flexible support sleeve: A double-ended blower includes a blower motor assembly supporting opposed first and second shaft ends. The first and second shaft ends have respective first and second impellers attached thereto and enclosed within first and second volutes, respectively. The first volute is connected to an inlet and the second volute is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100132712 - Respirator: Described is a respirator (1) comprising a mask body (2) which can be used in a universal and constructionally simple way. To this end a first holder (4) is provided for a first filter material (5), which holder is to be detachably fastened to the mask body (2) via a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100132713 - 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

20100132714 - Face piece seal check device: A sealing device for positive pressure testing is attached to a respirator face mask and includes an outer frame integrally joined to a movable cap by a flexible link that biases the cap in an open position for the operational use of the face mask against a manually applied force... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100132715 - Chemical and biological protection mask: A chemical and biological protection mask that combines a filter cartridge with a miniaturized high-intensity shortwave UV disinfecting system in a compact easy-to-wear and fully portable form factor. The gas mask comprises a mask portion for covering at least the nose and mouth of a user, a one way exhalation... Agent: Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver Attorneys At Law

20100132717 - Compact oronasal patient interface: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100132716 - Nasal assembly: A nasal assembly includes a patient interface including a hollow body that defines an air chamber and a pair of nozzles supported by the hollow body. Each nozzle includes a conical tip structured to sealingly communicate with a respective nasal passage of a patient's nose in use. Headgear is provided... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100132718 - Occlusion stent: A device for occluding a target body lumen, comprises a wire structure defining a wire structure lumen extending therethrough and movable between a reduced diameter insertion configuration and an expanded diameter deployed configuration and a basket structure extending across the wire structure lumen and including therein a cell growth promoting... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100132719 - Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea: A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes an anchoring element having scar tissue located in an inframandibular region, and a tongue implant having at least one arm extending therefrom, whereby the tongue implant is implantable in a tongue with the at least one arm being connectable with the anchoring... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100132720 - Oral cavity manipulator: An oral cavity manipulator for controlling the position of tongue and jaw, the manipulator including a foundation body, maxilla and mandibular teeth engaging elements mountable on the foundation body and having width equal to or greater than the width of the foundation body and including teeth receiving portions for in... Agent: Letham Law Firm, LLC

20100132721 - Respirator helmet with integrated hearing protection: An apparatus including a housing forming a protective head cover and a hearing protection mechanism coupled to the housing is defined. The apparatus further includes an attachment mechanism coupled to the housing and the attachment mechanism is to connect the housing to an external air supply.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100132722 - Magnetic cell and method of using the same: In the present invention, because no examples are known of binding of magnetic particle to mesenchymal cell or chondrocyte which might be used in regenerative medicine, whether or not a cell having the magnetic particle bound thereto is retained in local by external magnetism after administration and whether or not... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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