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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100242954 - Shaping tool having a rotatable base member: A shaping tool as depicted in exemplary FIG. 3 comprising a rotatable base member having at least one profiled bending roller (13) which is mounted on a circular track and is rotatable about a rotation axis. The bending roller (13) arranged on a radially movable slide (11) is movable from... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100242956 - Aerosol inhalator: An aerosol inhalator has an aerosol generation passage extending from an ambient air inlet (2) to a mouthpiece (4), a liquid supply device (18) for feeding a predetermined amount of a solution to a feed position (A) in the passage (6), a ceramic heater (12) for heating the solution conveyed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100242955 - Aerosolized drug delivery system: A system for delivering an aerosolized drug to a patient includes an aerosol drug generator coupled to a mouthpiece including two sensing ports. A pressure sensor is connected to the two sensing ports of the mouthpiece. The system also includes a data processing component which calculates an inspired flow rate... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100242957 - Combination artificial airway device and esophageal obturator: A combination artificial airway device and esophageal obturator (10) includes a pressure indicator (25) surrounding a pilot balloon (28) for continuous monitoring of the internal pressure within the cuffs (14 & 16).... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100242958 - Medicinal inhalation devices and components thereof: A medicinal inhalation device having a non-metal coating coated on at least a portion thereof, and onto which non-metal coating an at least partially fluorinated compound is then covalently bonded.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100242959 - Delivery of gases to the nasal airway: A delivery device for providing therapeutic gas to the nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece (21) for fitting to one nostril of the subject; a mouthpiece (23) through which the subject in use exhales and which is fluidly connected to the nosepiece (21); and a... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100242960 - Improvements in and relating to metered dose inhalers: An inhaler for dispensing a dose of an active agent to the respiratory tract of a patient, which inhaler comprises a housing defined by an upper part and a lower part and a mouthpiece which is attached or is adapted to be attached to said housing; wherein said housing includes... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100242961 - Systems and methods for preventing water damage in a breathing assistance system: A breathing assistance system includes a gas delivery system including a gas flow generation device configured to generate a gas flow; a humidifier system including a liquid water chamber and an outlet, and a microporous filter. The gas delivery system and the humidifier system at least partially define a gas... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100242962 - Anesthetic vaporizer: An anesthetic vaporizer is disclosed herein which comprises a fresh gas inlet, a mixed gas outlet, a first gas branch circuit, a second gas branch circuit and a vaporizing chamber. The vaporizing chamber has a reservoir for containing an anesthetic agent. The first gas branch circuit connects the fresh gas... Agent: Mindray C/o VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100242963 - Humidifying device for breathing gases: A humidifying device for breathing gases. The humidifying device has a housing with a recess, a heater, an evaporating chamber with a water feed, a breathing gas feed channel, a breathing gas outlet channel and at least one float element and at least one filling level indicator. The evaporating chamber... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100242964 - Device for providing heated air for an individual to breathe: A device for providing heated air for an individual to breathe. The device comprises a heating circuit with a heating element that is surrounded and supported by a pad. The pad is attachable to an article of clothing. The heating element and pad form a heating unit that is positionable... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20100242965 - Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly: Methods and apparatus for determining the occurrence of an apnea, patency and/or partial obstruction of the airway are disclosed. Respiratory air flow from a patient is measured to give an air flow signal. The determination of an apnea is performed by calculating the variance of the air flow signal over... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100242966 - Closed circuit rebreather: A closed circuit rebreather including a breathing hose assembly, head assembly and internal counterlung assembly having axial and radial gas flow passageways therethrough, wherein the assembly is housed within a tank and includes a scrubber substantially enclosed along its longitudinal length within a water impervious counterlung bladder, the scrubber including... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100242967 - Sleep apnea therapy with naso-phyrangeal bypass: Naso-pharyngeal devices for treating sleep apnea can perform two functions simultaneously: keeping an open airway through an inner lumen of the device; and support for the tissue in the airway, because keeping the tissue from completely collapsing creates the possibility of some air movement around the device in the critical... Agent: Cermak Nakajima LLP

20100242968 - Conception device and related methods: A conception device includes a dome having a collapsible sidewall, an annular rim, and three or more gripping flanges along the inner surface of the rim. The gripping flanges may effectively position and secure the device over the cervix for the concentration of semen on the cervical os to effect... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100242969 - Adjustable dental device for treatment of sleep apnea and snoring: An adjustable dental device for use with a CPAP system in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring is comprised of an upper bite block, a lower bite block having one or more tongue retainers, means for adjustably connecting the upper bite block to the lower bite block, and means... Agent: Charles Blake Sajonia

20100242970 - System for mandibular protrusion to prevent snoring and apnea: A system for preventing snoring and apnea prevents the mandible from dropping back when sleeping. Contrary to familiar methods, the system is inconspicuous and is highly comfortable in use, which are prerequisites for the compliance of patients and lasting use. For this purpose, in an expanded embodiment, the splints are... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100242971 - Restraint: A restraint harness for a child is described. The restraint harness comprises an upper torso restraint, a lower torso restraint and at least one attachment device for attaching the upper and lower torso restraints to a stretcher or other device. In use, the upper torso restraint and the lower torso... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100236545 - Dosage inhaler: A dosage inhaler includes an active liquid container, which contains a liquid having an active ingredient dissolved therein, and an atomizer by which the liquid is transformed into an aerosol and can be introduced into an aerosol dome, in which there is a baffle plate and to which an inlet... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100236546 - Aerosol inhalation system: An aerosol inhalation system has an inhalator (2) having an aerosol-generating passage (8) connecting an outside air inlet (6) and a mouthpiece (4) to each other, in which a part of the passage (8) is made up of a tubular electric heater (12); a flexible storage bag (14) prepared separately... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100236547 - Container for aerosol drug delivery: A metered does inhaler which includes a canister assembly which has a minimal volume canister and primeless valve to reduce waste, minimize total drug contained therein, and increase the reproducibility of dosage delivered.... Agent: Owen J. Bates

20100236548 - Soft bite block and method for making soft bite block: A soft bite block device for preventing contact between upper and lower teeth of an anesthetized patient. The device includes an elongate roll of cotton gauze encircled by permeable tape so as to maintain the rolled gauze as a monolithic structure. The device is disposable, absorbent and aseptic or sterile.... Agent: Nancy Reis

20100236549 - Elbow assembly: An elbow assembly for a mask system includes an elbow including a slot and a port, an anti-asphyxia valve adapted to be received within the slot and including a flap portion adapted to selectively close the port depending on the presence of pressurized gas, and a clip member to secure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100236550 - Dry-powder medicament: An inhalable dry powder medicament is provided. The medicament, which provides improved fine particle fraction, may be prepared by (i) fractionating a particulate active ingredient based on aerodynamic particle size, (ii) recovering at least one fraction of the particulate active ingredient and (iii) combining the recovered fraction with a carrier... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100236551 - Gas flow reversing element: A gas flow reversing element is provided comprising a main piece defining at least one closable outlet opening, a branching piece extending from the main piece, a line connector connected to the distal end of the branching piece, a pressure connector connected to the main piece, the pressure connector being... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100236552 - Cpap systems: A CPAP system includes a flow generator, a patient interface, an air delivery conduit that interconnects the flow generator and the patient interface, and a packaging arrangement including at least one storage facilitating member to allow storage of the air delivery conduit. The at least one storage facilitating member may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100236554 - Devices, systems and methods for operation of breathing apparatuses in multiple modes: A breathing system with a facepiece that includes a first port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the outlet of a regulator assembly to introduce pressurized breathing gas into the facepiece; a second port adapted to be connected to an air purifying system; and an exhaust valve through... Agent: Mine Safety Appliances Company

20100236553 - Leak-compensated proportional assist ventilation: This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for leakage when during delivery of gas from a medical ventilator in a proportional assist mode to a patient. The technology described herein includes systems and methods to compensate the delivery of PA ventilation for leakage in the patient circuit by using... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100236555 - Leak-compensated pressure regulated volume control ventilation: This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for leakage when during delivery of gas to a patient from a medical ventilator in a pressure regulated volume control (PRVC) ventilation mode. The technology described herein includes systems and methods that compensate the delivery of PRVC ventilation for leakage in the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100236556 - Ventilator patient synchronization: A method and apparatus that provides an expert system for determining respiratory phase during ventilatory support of a subject. Discrete phase states are partitioned and prior probability functions and observed probability functions for each state are defined. The probability functions are based upon relative duration of each state as well... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100236557 - Respiration bag: A collapsible respiration bag assembly is disclosed and includes a flexible hollow body longitudinally extending about a longitudinal axis thereof between an air intake end and an air outlet end and formed with at least three annular folds. A patient valve is fitted at the outlet end and includes a... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100236558 - Patient interface with forehead and chin support: A patient interface gas delivery mask having a forehead and chin support system including a forehead support, a chin support, and a system for supplying a flow of gas to a patient that incorporates such a mask, forehead support, and chin support. The forehead support includes a supporting arm which... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100236559 - Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and at least one locking clip. The frame has a main body and a side frame member provided on each lateral side of the main body, at least one of the side frame members including a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100236560 - Asymmetrical and complexly-curved, passive, device for relieving back and spinal postural mechanical pain: A device avoiding the use of any motor or perpendicular or rectangular elements, having a convex asymmetrical longitudinal curve, a central longitudinal groove, and mirrored perpendicular and latitudinal, symmetrically-matched convex curves extending from the central groove to the sides, and optimally surfaced with a soft dense foam, uses gravitational force... Agent: George S. Cole, Esq.

09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100229855 - Dose counter: A dose counting device for use with a medicinal metered dose dispensing device, the device comprising an actuator having at least one finger that is designed for reciprocal movement comprising an outward stroke and a return stroke, an annular member having a helical thread segment formed about a circumferential arc... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100229856 - Inhaler: An inhaler (1) for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip (2) with a plurality of blister pockets (13) is proposed. The used part of the blister strip (12) is wound up and/or kept taut and/or free of loops by means of a spring (15).... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100229857 - Inhaler device: The invention relates to a hand-held device (1), as depicted in exemplary FIG. 4, for metered dispensing of sprayable substances, particularly medicaments for inhalation, with a cartridge (3) that can be moved into the dispensing position, by pressure being applied to a housing, and with a step-by-step indexing mechanism (11)... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100229858 - Aquatic headgear: An improved aquatic device for use with goggles features a support base sized and shaped to fit near the back of a user's head and is secured against the user's head by way of straps. Various equipment may be removably secured to the support base including a snorkel and/or a... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20100229859 - Powder filling processes: A method for filling a plurality of microdepressions in a major surface of a web with finely divided powder in which the web is fed continuously to and through a powder filling stage including a driven roller. At the powder filling stage, the powder, which is fed either onto the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100229860 - Synthetic jet based medicament delivery method and apparatus: A dry powder inhaler consisting of first chamber having an orifice for holding a dry powder and a gas, and a second chamber for receiving a deaggregated form of the dry powder and for communicating the deaggregated dry powder to a user. A synthetic jet drives the dry powder from... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100229861 - Vacuum attachment and breathing circuit apparatus: An ambient or room air vacuum attachment or nozzle is provided proximal to the connection between a breathing circuit and the protruding inlet port of a respiratory face mask, and a tubular passageway is sealingly connected between the vacuum attachment or nozzle and a source of vacuum. By virtue of... Agent: Ramses Nashed

20100229862 - Device for respiratory assistance: According to the invention, the tubular device for respiratory assistance (1), forming a main channel (5), comprises at least one auxiliary channel (8) connected to a source (25) of breathable gas, has means of diversion (36) for diverting a volume fraction of the breathable gas intended for the auxiliary channel... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100229863 - Jet ventilation catheter, in particular for ventilating a patient: The present invention relates to a catheter for ventilating a patient, with a ventilation channel for alternately delivering and removing air and/or oxygen to and from the patient's airways, the catheter having a maximum external diameter of at most 6 mm, mm, and the ventilation channel having an open end,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100229864 - System for providing emergency oxygen and therapeutic oxygen: The invention relates to a system for providing emergency oxygen and therapeutic oxygen in an aircraft, said system having an oxygen source, an oxygen conduction system comprising a second oxygen outlet, a device for providing emergency oxygen comprising a second oxygen inlet, a device for providing therapeutic oxygen, having a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100229865 - Device for respiratory assistance: According to the invention, the device for respiratory assistance (1) is tubular, forms a main channel (5), comprises at least one auxiliary channel (8) connected to a source (25) of breathable gas, has means of diversion (36) for diverting a volume fraction of the breathable gas intended for the auxiliary... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100229869 - Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having a front surface and a rear surface, opposite the front surface, and adapted in use to face the patient. The frame defines an inner wall and an outer wall extending from the rear surface, the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100229866 - Gas mask assembly with swivel connector: A connection assembly for joining a gas supply line to an article, the assembly comprising a first member having first and second ends, inner and outer walls; and a through passage between said ends; a second member having first and second ends, the second end engagable with the first member... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100229868 - Patient interface systems: A headgear for positioning a patient interface structure for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airways of a patient includes at least one flexible strap loop which is attachable to the patient interface structure by a forked region of the at least one strap loop that is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100229867 - Ventilation system and control thereof: A ventilator device (10) includes a display screen (50, 101) to display a plurality of ventilator functions/modes (or menus) and a plurality of parameters (or sub-menus) associated with at least one of said ventilator functions/modes. A control member, e.g., in the form of a multifunction finger-operable dial (55, 102) is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100229870 - Protective headgear system with filter protector: This invention is directed to a protective headgear system which includes a relatively light weight, substantially rigid, headgear structure which may include an internal, adjustable headband. The system includes at least one filter which is attachable to the headgear structure to cover the structure. A fan mechanism is mounted on... Agent: Law Office Of G. Donald Weber, Jr.

20100229871 - Pop-open respiratory etiquette device: A respiratory etiquette device in the form of a mask that can be held in a compacted configuration within the pocket or purse of a user. When released, the mask springs open to its erected configuration and can be quickly placed over the mouth and nose of a wearer to... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100229872 - Patient interface device including a coating adhesive layer: Various embodiments of a patient interface device, such as a mask (10, 46), nasal pillow (42), or nasal cannula (54, 76, 76′, 78, 82, 90 96), that includes an adhesive layer (40) provided on a surface thereof that is structured to temporarily bond to the skin of a user of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100229873 - Thin condom: A condom comprises natural rubber and polyurethane. Preferably, the condom has a single wall thickness of less than 55 μm. More preferably the condom has a single wall thickness of less than 55 μm and a burst pressure of 1.0 kPa or above. A process for making the condom comprises... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100229875 - Apparatus and method for providing proper alignment of a person's airway: An intubation pillow formed by a base cushion that forms a torso-support portion and defines a recess sized and shaped so as to provide proper alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures forming a person's airway. A head-support cushion that is positionable within the recess is provided so as... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100229874 - Method and apparatus for multidirectional positioning of a shoulder: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for manipulating a shoulder joint, by independently manipulating the upper arm in two directions. One direction is “longitudinal”, wherein the upper arm moves substantially along its longitudinal axis. The second is “lateral”, in which the upper arm moves laterally from a first... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100229876 - Pharyngeal wall treatment: A patient's pharyngeal wall is treated by inserting an expander member into the airway and positioning an active portion of the expander member in opposition to portions of the pharyngeal wall to be treated. The expander member is activated to urge the wall portions outwardly to an outwardly displaced position.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100229877 - Method and apparatus for ear protection: Disclosed is a method and article for protecting an ear by reducing intensity of sound audible to an individual using the article and/or by preventing foreign objects from entering an ear canal of the ear. The article includes a surface configured for removably securing the article to a tragus of... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100229878 - Garment to prevent pressure sores: The present invention is a protective garment underpants having a first liner pad having a foam and polyester layers in the crotch to buttocks area and a second liner pad having an absorbent material and open cell foam layer useful for a male and a second garment for females and... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC

20100229879 - Method of treatment of insulin resistance syndrome (irs): e

09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100224185 - Actuator for an inhaler: An actuator for an inhaler for delivering medicament by inhalation, comprising: a housing for receiving a canister which comprises a body which includes a base and a head and defines a chamber containing medicament, and a valve stem which extends from the body and from which medicament is in use... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100224184 - Diffusion barrier in a delivery apparatus for pressurized medical liquids: A delivery apparatus for pressurized medical liquids comprising a reservoir for medical liquid and a pressurizing means configured for pressurizing medical liquid to a driving pressure; with a diffusion barrier arranged to float on medical liquid in the reservoir and disposed to cover substantially the entire surface of the medical... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100224187 - Apparatus and methods facilitating atraumatic intubation: A controllable intubating stylet (CIS) for use by anesthesia and other health care providers is used in conjunction with a video laryngoscope and endotracheal tube in order to achieve intubation of the trachea for general anesthesia as well as other medical conditions. The video laryngoscope is used to visualize the... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100224186 - Endotracheal intubation assist instrument: The present invention provides an endotracheal intubation assist instrument for inserting the bronchofiberscope from the oral or nasal cavity to the trachea easily and then inserting the endotracheal tube into the trachea easily. The side hole 20 is installed near the front edge of the guide tube 10. The guide... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100224188 - System and method for guidance of anesthesia, analgesia and amnesia: A system and method includes administering interventional agents to Patient until Patient attains a predetermined plane of anesthesia; amplifying and digitizing brain waves of Patient before and after administering step to generate first set of digital data; amplifying and digitizing brain waves of Patient during a medical procedure to generate... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100224190 - Modular powered air purifying respirator: A modular powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) which is comprised of a fan, motor, scroll, and power source mounted within one housing, and which accepts either traditional or conformal filters. Ambient air is drawn into the PAPR module through the attached filter by a fan, which is driven by direct... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20100224189 - Process for operating a respirator: A process for controlling a respirator with reduced gas excess, wherein a load situation (37) of an expiration valve is polled in a continuous sequence and a flow value (36) is reduced step by step from a preset starting flow value (41) and wherein the flow value (36) is again... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100224192 - Automated oxygen delivery method: The present invention advantageously provides a method of automatically delivering oxygen to a patient. A desired concentration of oxygen in a bloodstream of a patient is received from a user. Data, including a measurement of the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream of the patient, as well as status information... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100224191 - Automated oxygen delivery system: The present invention advantageously provides a system for automatically delivering oxygen to a patient, including a sensor to measure an amount of oxygen in a bloodstream of a patient, a pneumatics subsystem and a control subsystem. The pneumatics subsystem includes an oxygen inlet, an air inlet, a gas mixture outlet,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100224193 - Self-contained breathing system: A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa

20100224194 - Respirator flow control apparatus and method: An air flow control system for a respirator (10) is described which includes a shell that defines a breathable air zone for a user (18) wearing the respirator (10), an air delivery conduit (27) within the shell of the respirator, and a valve member (557) moveable relative to the air... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100224195 - Air delivery conduit: An air delivery conduit for conveying breathable gas from a positive airway pressure device to a patient interface includes a tubular wall structure constructed from a textile material. A reinforcing structure may be provided to the wall structure that is structured to prevent kinking or collapsing of the wall structure.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100224196 - Nasal cannula assembly: An embodiment of the present invention is a nasal cannula for delivering continuous positive airway pressure (“CPAP”) to a patient's nares during operative procedures or in critical care areas. A malleable metal or plastic is encased in the bridge of the cannula to allow it to be shaped to the... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20100224198 - Airway-opening device: The present invention provides an airway securing device which more sufficiently secures the airway to enable resolution of snoring, prevention and treatment of sleep apnea syndrome, and other airway securing. The airway securing device of the present invention is provided with a wearable body 3 integrally including a mechanism 5... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100224197 - Sleep appliance: A device for reducing snoring and/or sleep apnea comprising, in combination, a dental oral appliance, removably attached to a continuous positive airway pressure machine, to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, said dental oral appliance comprising, a body portion covering the... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

20100224199 - Respirator: A respirator adapted to facilitate ease of donning and comfort during use comprising one or more of an adjustable or elastic strap that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or fasteners that are easy to use and that facilitate ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or respirator... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100224200 - Infant restraining article: One embodiment of an infant restraining article includes a base member that includes a pad, and one or more safety straps attached to the pad. The one or more safety straps are capable of securing the pad to an article, such as a bedding article. Further, the infant restraining article... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC

20100224201 - Body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus is inserted into a subject body and travels through the subject body and includes a magnetic field generator that generates a constant magnetic field; a covering member that covers the magnetic field generator and that is made of a biocompatible material; and a container that houses and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100218760 - Actuator for an inhaler: An actuator for an inhaler for delivering drug by inhalation, comprising: a housing for receiving a canister which comprises a body which includes a base and a head and defines a chamber for containing drug, and a valve stem which extends from the body and from which drug is in... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100218759 - Drug dispenser: There is provided a drug dispenser device comprising a housing; extending from the housing, an outlet for insertion into a body cavity of a patient; provided to the housing and moveable with respect thereto, a drug discharge device having a longitudinal axis and comprising a container for storing a drug... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100218761 - Unitary respirator with molded thermoset elastomeric elements: A respiratory protection composite facepiece is disclosed and includes a polymeric rigid facepiece body portion having a first surface and a second surface and a silicone sealing facepiece element chemically bonded at least one of the first surface or the second surface. The first and second surfaces can be opposing... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100218762 - Method for storing the inhalation anesthetic and container thereof: A use of a material made of cyclic olefin copolymers and graft copolymers of ethylene and octene for producing a container for storing inhalation anesthetic agents, and said container comprising a container body and a container cap, wherein the internal surface material of said container body is made of cyclic... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100218763 - Apparatus for supplying gases to a patient: The gases temperature supplied to a patient when the patient is undergoing treatment such as oxygen therapy or positive pressure treatment for conditions such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often measured for safety and to enable controlling of the humidity delivered to the... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100218764 - Storage system for an apparatus that delivers breathable gas to a patient: A flow generator assembly includes a flow generator structured to generate a supply of pressurized breathable air to a patient; and a bracket attachable to the flow generator and adapted to mount the flow generator to a bed or a wall adjacent the bed.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100218765 - Flow rate compensation for transient thermal response of hot-wire anemometers: Systems and methods are described for application of a transitory corrective modification to a hot-wire anemometer flow voltage and/or calculated flow rate to compensate for transient thermal response of the anemometer during a change in mixture of a mixed gas being measured. According to one embodiment a method of applying... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100218766 - Customizable mandatory/spontaneous closed loop mode selection: A multimode ventilator is disclosed that provides physicians and clinicians the ability to select multiple modes of operation for the ventilator. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide users with the ability to select from multiple modes of ventilator operations. The users may also set transition conditions and monitoring thresholds that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100218767 - Leak-compensated respiratory mechanics estimation in medical ventilators: This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for leakage when determining the respiratory mechanics of a patient during delivery of gas from a medical ventilator to a patient. The systems and methods include monitoring an instantaneous flow in the ventilation system based on one or more measurements of pressure... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100218768 - Patient interface assembly with simultaneous mask strap adjustment: A patient interface assembly that includes a patient interface device having a first fastening element and a second fastening element and a headgear for attaching the patient interface device to a head of a user. The headgear includes a headgear member having a first headgear attachment portion and a second... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100218769 - Respiratory assistance device: The invention relates to a respiratory device (1) that comprises, at the distal end (3) thereof that receives gas jets breathable through channels (8) and a deflection means (14b), a sealing means (21) capable of ensuring, at the pharynx, a sealed gaseous communication with the trachea of a patient.... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100218770 - Contraceptive sheath with integrated bead construction: A female condom and an improved method for manufacturing a female condom is disclosed. The invention provides a device that is effective in both acting as a contraceptive and inhibiting the transmission of disease during coitus. The invention employs synthetic latex in an efficient and cost effect manufacturing method that... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100218771 - Condom: A condom is disclosed herein that may include a body having an open end, a closed end and at least a first region and a second region. The first region may have a first diameter and the second region may have a second diameter that is larger than the first... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100218772 - Exercise device for correcting posture: It is intended to provide a posture-correcting exercise device (10) having a novel structure by which an effect comparable to traction can be easily established without resorting to use a large-scaled apparatus and which can be easily and conveniently operated and yet is expected as achieving effects of, for example,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100218773 - Apparatus and method for coupling an oral appliance to a gas delivery device: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for coupling an oral appliance to a gas delivery device includes a post, a swivel, and first and second opposing clamps. The post includes a base configured to couple to the oral appliance; a first arm extending from the base and defining a channel... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100218774 - Decorative cover for a respirator mask: A decorative cover for a respirator mask includes a fabric panel formed from substantially non-filtering fabric material. A first fastener is attached to an interior surface on the fabric panel, and a second fastener is attached to an exterior surface of the respirator mask. The first and second fasteners releasably... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100218775 - Sound-attenuating earmuff having isolated double-shell structure: An earmuff assembly with a double-shell structure is disclosed for use with a sound-attenuating circumaural headset. The earmuff assembly comprises a cup-shaped outer shell mounted on a resilient outer sealing ring and a cup-shaped inner shell mounted on a resilient inner sealing ring. By means of the two sealing rings... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20100218776 - Upper limb restraint device: An upper limb restraint device 1 comprises a base 2 placed on the top surface of an upper limb rest 51, an upper limb rest engagement part 3 provided at an end of the base 2 close to the wrist joint 104 of an upper limb 100, an elbow joint... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

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