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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100326431 - Aerosolization device: In an aerosolization device, an oscillating aerosol generator is installed at a position proximate to an opening at the bottom of a liquid container for aerosolizing a supplied liquid in the container and a sensor is provided to detect an oscillating signal variation according to a condition whether or not... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20100326432 - Metered dose dispenser: A metered dose inhaler containing a medicinal formulation of medicament, HFA 134a and/or HFA227, and being substantially free of ethanol and surfactant, with a metering valve comprising a helical spring, a seal, a seal support and a sliding valve stem, wherein the valve is configured and arranged such that a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100326434 - Apparatus for alleviating pressure on ears while using oxygen: An oxygen tubing holder may support oxygen tubing away from a person's ears by providing a clip that may attach to a hat, headband or the like. The oxygen tubing holder may be placed near the ears, thereby permitting standard oxygen tubing to be used with the oxygen tubing holder.... Agent: Ronald Couts

20100326433 - Oral appliance for altitude sickness: A method and use of an oral appliance device for improving breathing and subsequent blood oxygenation for an individual in high altitude conditions thereby preventing or treating altitude sickness, improving altitude acclimatization, and enhancing general and athletic performance... Agent: Michael D. Williams

20100326435 - Bite block with airway mount: A bite block 20 for use during transoral medical procedures has a main lumen 42 and a side mount 110 for receiving a separately inserted airway 160. The airway 110 may be a commercially available nasopharangeal airway which is inserted in mount 110 and extends into the oral cavity so... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100326436 - Inhaler: There is provided an inhaler capable of allowing a medicine to effectively reach a target site even when a plurality of types of medicines having different target sites is used in the same inhaler. In a control unit (CPU) of a housing, a medicine identification portion identifies the type of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100326438 - Dry powder inhaler: An inhaler is proposed which comprises a chamber containing powder. The powder can be discharged by an airflow. The airflow through the chamber is regulated by means of a valve at a desired or required minimum flow rate. The flow rate through the chamber is kept essentially constant.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100326437 - Inhalable medicament: An inhalable medicament is provided, in particular a new solid-state form of tiotropium bromide. The medicament can be in the form of solid amorphous particles containing an intimate admixture of tiotropium bromide together with a pharmaceutically acceptable co-solid having a glass transition temperature of at least −50° C., such as... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100326439 - Inhaler: An inhaler ejects liquid droplets or powder granules into an airflow duct 5 by means of an ejection unit 6 having a plurality of ejection ports 8 so as to make the user inhale them from a mouthpiece section 7. The inhaler has a buffer space section 1 communicating with... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100326440 - Inhaler comprising a base having a plurality of medicament containing sealed cavities: An inhaler which comprises a base having a plurality of consecutive sealed cavities containing medicament. Foil portions are on one side attached to the base for sealing the medicament within respective associated cavities. A plurality of separating elements are attached to the other side of the foil portions, each separating... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100326441 - Nasal interface device: A nasal interface device connectable to a main air supply of a forced airway ventilation nasal system is disclosed. The nasal interface device includes at least a wye hose member having an inlet. The wye hose member is characterized by having a continuum forming portion, by having at least two... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20100326442 - Resuscitation/respiration system: A patient resuscitation/respiratory system includes a system control unit with a timer module controlling a plurality of air pressure modules. In an exemplary embodiment, the air pressure modules include a first air pressure module for controlling a first flow of pressurized gas from a first pressurized gas supply to an... Agent: Law Offices Of Larry K. Roberts, Inc.

20100326443 - Method and device for gas supply during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A method and device for providing ventillation gas to a patient during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanically or manually. The includes comprises: a gas source, a tracheal tube arranged in the trachea of a patient, a gas channel in the tracheal tube, for supplying gas, such as oxygen, to the bronchi of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100326444 - Sanitary mask for the protection of others: Disclosed is a sanitary mask for hygienically protecting others that can be conveniently re-used and has a simple structure firmly maintained while the sanitary mask is used, so as to surely achieve the purpose of the sanitary mask, by molding the overall frame of plastics and improving the structure from... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100326445 - Interface including a foam cushioning element: A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame having a channel and a cushioning element including a clip portion adapted for interference seal and retention in the channel. The cushioning element includes an interfacing portion constructed from foam and having a wider width than the clip portion.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100326446 - Tracheal tube with lumen for tracheal pressure measurement and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a pressure monitoring lumen configured to provide information related to the pressure in the tracheal space. By measuring pressure in the lumen, a tracheal pressure may be estimated. The pressure monitoring lumen may be in fluid communication with a pressure transducer... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100326447 - Nasal respiratory devices for positive end-expiratory pressure: Described herein are nasal respiratory devices, in particular, nasal respiratory devices configured to achieve positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in a subject wearing the device. PEEP devices may have a threshold pressure for opening during expiration. In some variations, these devices have a threshold pressure for closing during expiration.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100326448 - Extendable airflow restriction system: An extendable airflow restriction system is described herein which may be used to treat various disorders by creating expiratory positive airway pressure while providing for patient comfort regardless of the patient's anatomical variances. Such a device may be removably secured within the patient's mouth and may include an extendable member... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100326449 - Medical procedure draping systems: A draping system for use in medical procedures includes a drape portion adapted to cover a surface, such as medical equipment or a patient, and serves as a barrier to fluid and debris during medical procedures. The draping system may have a fastening portion affixed to the drape portion and... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20100326450 - Cheek saver: Two substantially rectangular, thin, flexible plates, connected by a third substantially narrow, rectangular, thin, flexible plate, together forming the preferred embodiment, is placed between the cheeks and the jaws to prevent the molars biting into the cheeks and the front incisors biting into the lip.... Agent: Narayanan M. Subramanian

20100326451 - Mouth guard: A mouth guard for a human adult which minimizes or eliminates teeth grinding. The mouth guard includes a tray having an arcuate trough opening at each end and dimensioned to receive at least the bicuspids of the human adult. The tray is constructed of a rigid plastic material. A dental... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100326452 - Method and apparatus for deploying a shape memory polymer: Methods and apparatus described herein may utilize activation of an SMP material to install medical devices with respect to a surgical site. Activation of the SMP material may be performed with the use of a triggering force and/or a constraint applied to the SMP material. Activation using a triggering force... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100319685 - Medical liquid droplet apparatus: The present invention provides a medical liquid droplet apparatus, which comprises a driving base and a polymeric film. The driving base is capable of providing a vibrating energy. The polymeric film, having a plurality of tiny openings formed thereon, is disposed on the driving base for receiving the vibrating energy... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100319686 - Inhaler: A portable, handheld breath-actuated inhaler comprises a generally cylindrical body that comprises body portions 1, 3 that receive a canister 2 of pressured fluid such a nicotine to be inhaled in an aerosol by a user, a mouthpiece 7 in the first body portion 1 configured to deliver an amount... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP

20100319687 - Nebulizer and inhalation aid used therefor: A nebulizer includes a nebulizer body and a relay pipe. The nebulizer body includes a connection portion that has an aerosol lead-out port to lead out aerosol, and the relay pipe includes a connection portion that has an aerosol introduction port to introduce the aerosol. The nebulizer body and the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100319688 - Headgear: A headgear for securing and positioning a mask suitable for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing is constructed from a composite including polyurethane foam. It includes a back portion with upper and lower straps connected to the back portion. The straps have relatively narrow strap ends the lower straps are... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100319689 - Life style flow generator and mask system: A flow generator for generating a supply of pressurized air to be provided to a patient for treatment includes a housing, a blower provided to the housing, and a projection unit provided to the housing. The blower is operable to provide a pressurized flow of air at an outlet. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100319692 - Ejection head cartridge and inhalation apparatus the same is attachable thereto: The invention provides an ejection head cartridge and an inhalation apparatus that limit turbulence in an air stream and reduce the probability of collisions of ejected drug in an air flow channel so that the drug can be conveyed in a uniform air stream. An ejection head cartridge 10 that... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100319690 - Receiver with valves: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as an anesthetic, from the outlet port of a reservoir to a machine while effectively and conveniently minimizing the release of anesthetic. In one embodiment, the apparatus and system can include a first valve movable between a first position and a... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100319691 - Vacuum and positive pressure ventilation systems and methods for intrathoracic pressure regulation: Medical techniques include systems and methods for administering a positive pressure ventilation, a positive end expiratory pressure, and a vacuum to a person. Approaches also include treating a person with an intrathoracic pressure regulator so as to modulate or upregulate the autonomic system of the person, and treating a person... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100319694 - Delivery of powdered drug via inhalation: Described herein are hand-held inhalation devices for use with tidal breathing that deliver powdered active agents to the respiratory system. The inhalation devices deliver a unit dose of the powdered active agent over a series of inhalations during tidal breathing. Methods for using the inhalation devices and kits for inhalation... Agent: Owen J. Bates

20100319693 - Fluid product dispensing device: A fluid dispenser device including a body (10) that is provided with a dispenser opening (1) and at least one cover element (11; 12) that is displaceable between a closed position, in which it covers said dispenser orifice (1), and an open position, in which it uncovers said dispenser orifice... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100319695 - Adapters for use with an anesthetic vaporizer: An adapter includes a base connectable to an anesthetic agent container, a spout that extends from the base and defines at least one flow path therethrough, and a valve assembly disposed within the at least one flow path, the valve assembly being moveable between a first open position and a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100319696 - Ejection liquid and ejection method: To stably eject a solution containing at least one type of insulin, by the inkjet method, the present invention provides an ejection liquid characterized by having at least one compound selected from a non-amino acid polycarboxylic acid (excluding citric acid), a non-amino acid nitrogen-containing polycarboxylic acid, and salts thereof, added... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100319697 - Using motor speed in a pap device to estimate flow: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining airflow through a PAP device while applying PAP therapy. The actual speed of a blower 6 is measured. The desired motor current IDES required for the actual speed to approach or maintain a desired speed is used, together with the actual speed... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100319698 - Oxygen conservation system for commercial aircraft: An emergency oxygen supply system for use on aircraft in the event of a loss in cabin pressure is configured for delivering allotments of oxygen and timing the delivery such allotments to each passenger so as maximize the efficiency of the transfer of such oxygen into the passenger's bloodstream. The... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100319699 - Filter: An air filter (1) particularly for use in a ventilator device for assisting respiratory function comprises: (i) a housing (3) with an air inlet (4) and an air outlet (6), and (ii) a filter material (8) in the path of air flow from the inlet (4) to the outlet (6).... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100319700 - Mask system: A shroud for a mask system includes a retaining portion structured to retain a frame, a pair of upper headgear connectors each including an elongated arm and a slot at the free end of the arm adapted to receive a headgear strap, and a pair of lower headgear connectors each... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100319701 - Mask securing device: A respirator assembly has a respirator mask and a separate bracing device. The bracing device has a pressure element mountable over a frontpiece of the respirator mask, which bears against that frontpiece to hold the respirator mask against the face of a user. The bracing device also has two connection... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20100319702 - Method and system for determining tracheal and location information for a tracheal tube: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include signal sources for providing information at various locations on the tube or in an inflated cuff The signals from the signal sources may be triangulated to determine the location of the tube in relation to a reference point on the body.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100319704 - 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, wherein the cuff is non-inflatable and is pre-formed in a shape such that a face region of the cuff... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100319703 - Tracheal tube with lumen for tracheal pressure measurement and technique for using the same: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a pressure monitoring lumen configured to sample the gases in the tracheal space. The pressure monitoring lumen may be in fluid communication with a pressure transducer that provides pressure measurements. An opening of the lumen may be covered with a porous... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100319705 - Multiple cannula systems and methods: The preferred embodiments provide, e.g., a high quality flexible tracheostomy tube assembly including an outer tracheostomy cannula and a disposable, flexible inner cannula. In preferred embodiments, the product provides a single patient use, sterile device.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20100319707 - Optimized distribution of light extraction from an edge lit light source: A lower extremity exerciser and positioning device includes a generally wedge-shaped inferior and a generally wedge-shaped superior support. Each support has a top surface and curved trailing edge. A limb-cradling furrow extends across the top surfaces and trailing edges. The inferior support may be used alone, or with the superior... Agent: Mark Young, P.A.

20100319706 - Surgical head support adapter: A planar support assembly for use with a patient body support, an extension support assembly, and a plurality of interchangeable head supports is provided. The extension support assembly is releasably mounted on a portion of the patient body support such that the extension support assembly extends outwardly from the patient... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100319711 - Airway implant and methods of making and using: A system and device for maintaining and/or creating patency in airways is disclosed. The methods of using the system and device are also disclosed. The system includes a power source that energizes a electro-active polymer implant. The energized polymer implant provides stiffness and shape to the airway, thereby minimizing collapse... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100319708 - Device for splinting a cavity, organ duct and/or vessel: The invention relates to a device for splinting and/or maintaining a cavity, an organ duct and/or a vessel in a human or animal body, said device comprising at least one compressible and self-expanding stent that is composed of at least three phases.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100319709 - Device for treatment of snore and apnea and for use as mouth protector: A device is provided to be used to treat sleep deprivation disorders, such as apnea, snore, and bruxism, among others, for patients with mouth respirators and jawbone disorders; and also be used as mouth protectors. The device is manufactured as a two-part piece or as a single piece; and is... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100319710 - Implant system for controlling airway passage: Techniques for operating a subcutaneous implant device are disclosed. The implant device can be formed of a non-magnetic material that is compatible with diagnostics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and can include a rotor element that rotates under the influence of an external magnetic field. The implant device includes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100319712 - Protective apparel having color-coding for identifying barrier protection levels and methods of making same: A disposable surgical gown having a neck binding that includes a visual indicator to identify the barrier protection level associated with the disposable surgical gown. In particular, the disposable surgical gown has a neck binding that is color-coded for identifying the barrier protection level associated with the disposable surgical gown... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100319713 - Surgical drape and method providing a sterile surface therewith: A surgical drape and method of providing a sterile surface therewith is provided. The drape is configured to cover an upper portion of a radiation shield and includes a flexible wall providing a cavity sized to receive the upper portion of the radiation shield. The flexible wall has a rear... Agent: John D. Wright Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100319714 - Headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling same: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, having a length, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100319715 - Headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling same: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can include a major... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100313883 - Ultrasonic bebulilzer with metal coated ultrasonic genrator: A nebulizer includes a piezoelectric transducer for aerosolizing a drug solution in a disposable cup module disposed above the transducer. Acoustic waves generated by the transducer propagate sequentially through transmitting medium, a first barrier, coupling medium, and a second barrier that forms part of the cup module, and into the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100313884 - Actuation counter: There is provided an actuation counter comprising a driver feature having one or more driver elements, which driver feature is arranged for drivable movement in response to an actuation; and a count member including one or more drive receipt elements arranged thereon for receipt of drive from said one or... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Global Patents

20100313885 - Method of using a spool valve assembly for delivery of a gaseous drug: A method for delivering a dose of a gaseous drug to a patient with a respiratory disorder including powering a control circuit via a power supply, determining a normal resting breath rate for the patient via the control circuit, determining a current breath rate for the patient via the control... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100313886 - Inhaler: In an inhaler for administering a powdery medicament in the form of an inhalable substance, substance formulation or mixture, a blister cavity to be opened by piercing elements (11) is mounted in the lower part (1) of a housing (2), which is composed of an upper part (6), designed as... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100313887 - Method for operating a rebreather: The invention relates to a method for operating a rebreather, wherein oxygen is metered to the breathing gas as a function of a signal of at least one oxygen sensor (11). The oxygen sensor (11) is checked automatically by rinsing it with a gas having a known oxygen concentration. The... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100313888 - Spool valve assembly for delivery of a gaseous drug: A spool valve assembly for a gaseous drug delivery device includes a housing, a gas inlet, a continuous flow orifice, a valve outlet, a valve mounting surface, a spool valve, a patient outlet, an exhaust chamber with a pressure sensor detecting inhalation and a gaseous drug path to the patient,... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100313889 - Second-stage valve for breathing-gas regulator for air aqualung for underwater activity: Second-stage valve for a breathing-gas regulator for an air aqualung for underwater activity, of the type comprising a chamber which houses the stem of an open/close element that is pushed permanently in a direction of closure against the seat of the breathing-air release valve by a spring, the free end... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100313890 - Protective mask with breathable filtering face seal: The invention is directed to a protective mask that has high filtration efficiency, yet is easy to breathe through and is comfortable to wear. The mask includes a thin filter body layer configured to cover the mouth and nose of a user when the mask is worn and a thicker... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100313891 - Respiratory mask: A respiratory mask for use with a patient, and that is suited for use with children, includes a flexible cushion arranged to interface with and deliver air to the patient's nose. The cushion has a tube connection portion at one or both sides adjacent the patient's nares, the tube connection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100313892 - Breathing apparatus: A breathing apparatus including a face piece for covering the whole face or part of the face, an inhale valve and an exhale valve provided on the face piece, a motor fan for supplying external air into the face piece through the inhale valve, a filter for cleaning the external... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100313893 - Laryngeal mask with tape tab: The invention relates to a devices and methods for lung ventilation in a patient. In particular, there is provided a laryngeal mask airway device for facilitation of lung ventilation in a patient, comprising an airway tube opening at one end into the interior of a hollow mask portion, the mask... Agent: Rockey, Depke & Lyons, LLC

20100313894 - Self-sizing adjustable endotracheal tube: There is disclosed an endotracheal tube which has a minimal cross-sectional profile for easy viewing of anatomical features during intubation. After the tube is placed into the trachea, the tube is adapted to increase the diameter. In this manner the tube diameter may be expanded to allow for decreased Work... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100313895 - Self-sizing adjustable endotracheal tube: There is disclosed an endotracheal tube which has a minimal cross-sectional profile for easy viewing of anatomical features during intubation. After the tube is placed into the trachea, the tube is adapted to increase the diameter. In this manner the tube diameter may be expanded to allow for decreased Work... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100313896 - Self-sizing adjustable endotracheal tube: There is disclosed an endotracheal tube which has a minimal cross-sectional profile for easy viewing of anatomical features during intubation. After the tube is placed into the trachea, the tube is adapted to increase the diameter. In this manner the tube diameter may be expanded to allow for decreased Work... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100313897 - Automated therapy table for treating lower extremities and method therefor: An automated therapy table is disclosed. The automated therapy table may have various support portions capable of independent automatic actuation of a person's lower extremities through passive exercise. The automated therapy table allows a patient to perform leg elevation, approximation/decompression of the leg, internal/external rotation of the leg, ankle plantar... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20100313898 - Apparatus and methods for treating sleep related disorders: This disclosure relates generally to a method and an apparatus for delivering a gas to a subject in need thereof, for instance, for the treatment of an unhealthy condition, such as sleep apnea. The method may include sensing the onset of a subject's inhalation and delivering a gas, such as... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100307486 - Intestinal tract pushing apparatus for ultrasonic therapy: The present invention discloses an intestinal tract pushing apparatus for ultrasonic therapy. The intestinal tract pushing apparatus includes a pushing member and an acoustically transparent member. One end of said acoustically transparent member is connected to a buckling strip, and the other end of the acoustically transparent member is connected... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100307487 - Respiratory therapy device and method: A respiratory therapy device including a housing and an interrupter valve assembly. The housing includes a patient inlet, an exhaust outlet, a chamber, and a supply inlet. The interrupter valve assembly is associated with the housing and includes a control port fluidly connecting the patient inlet and the first chamber,... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20100307489 - Bougie device: A bougie device for guiding insertion of an endotracheal tube into an airway of a person, comprises an elongate body of shape memory and self-lubricating material, for example Teflon™. Accordingly no lubrication is required for insertion into the airway for ease of cleaning and sterilizing for reuse. Also, the amount... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100307488 - Tracheostomy tube assembly: The invention concerns a tracheostomy tube assembly for insertion into the trachea of a patient to support breathing, said assembly comprising an outer cannula (1) having a distal end (10) and a first connector end (11) with first connector means; an insertion member (2, 3) for insertion into the outer... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100307491 - Inhaler comprising a base having at least one sealed cavity containing medicament: An inhaler which comprises a base having at least one sealed cavity containing medicament and a foil portion comprising two sides, one side being attached to the base for sealing the medicament within the cavity. A separating element is attached to the other side of the foil portion for separating... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100307490 - Patient cassette with variable patient circuit volume: A flexible patient cassette that can be optimized for different types of breathing circuits, different drive circuits and different patient categories has a first inlet arranged to be connected to a drive circuit, and at least a second inlet arranged to be connected to a patient connector, the first and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100307492 - Device for dispensing a fluid product: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a body (10); at least one individual reservoir (21); movable support means (50) that receive at least one reservoir (21), and that are displaceable between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position; reservoir-opening means (80) for opening a reservoir when said opening means are actuated;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100307493 - Device for distributing fluid product: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a body (10); a plurality of individual reservoirs (21) each containing a dose of fluid, such as powder, said reservoirs being disposed one behind another on an elongate flexible strip (20); reservoir-opening means (80) comprising a perforator element that is stationary relative to the body;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100307494 - Inhaler: An inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip with a plurality of blister pockets is proposed. The inhaler comprises a mouthpiece cover pivotable to move the blister strip onward.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100307495 - Pressure support system with upstream humidifier: A pressure support system (10) comprises a humidifier (20) adapted to increase the amount of water vapor entrained in a supply of breathing gas, and a positive air pressure device (30) fluidly coupled downstream of the humidifier. The positive air pressure device is structured to generate a positive pressure flow... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100307496 - Apparatus and method for retrieval of tubing: An apparatus and method for retrieval and dispensing tubing, particularly useful for oxygen tubing.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100307497 - Magnetic coupling assembly and method of using same: A magnetic coupling assembly for use in coupling portions of a gas deliver system. The magnetic coupling assembly includes a first member and a second member to be coupled together. The attractive forces between the first plurality of magnetic elements on the first member and a second plurality of magnetic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100307498 - Flow generator chassis assembly with suspension seal: A seal is provided for a chassis assembly of a flow generator configured to provide a flow of breathable gas. The chassis assembly includes an upper chassis and a lower chassis. The seal includes a blower receptacle sealing portion configured to seal a blower receptacle of the chassis assembly configured... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100307500 - Methods and devices for the detection of hypopnoea: Automated methods provide hypopnea detection for determining a hypopnea event and/or a severity of a hypopnea event. In some embodiments, a calculated short-term variance of a measured respiratory flow signal are compared to first and second proportions of a calculated long-term variance of the measured flow signal. A detection of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100307499 - Respirator with automatically controlled pressure-assist respiration: A respirator with an adjustable pressure or volume flow curve has a control and analyzing unit, which is set up to determine the resistance R and the alveolar pressure Palv(t). The control and analyzing unit checks the functional dependence of Palv(t) and of the tidal volume Vol(t) for time intervals... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100307501 - Device for analyzing a dive: The invention relates to a device for analyzing a dive, comprising at least one first arithmetic unit which is intended to be carried by a scuba diver during a dive. The first arithmetic unit is connected to at least one sensor that detects dive-specific parameters. The second arithmetic device comprises... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100307502 - Patient interface systems: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100307503 - Mask filter and mask produced using the same: The present invention provides a mask filter exhibiting a high antimicrobial/antiviral activity, a high dust filtration ability, a high ventilation characteristic, a high failure-strength and a high workability into a mask and the mask produced using such mask filter. An antimicrobial polyolefin fiber sheet is provided wherein the polyolefin fiber... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100307504 - Patient interface structure and method/tool for manufacturing same: Component of a patient interface (1), particularly a cushion, comprising a first portion (3) having a first shore hardness and a second portion (5) having a second shore hardness different from the first shore hardness, wherein the first and second portion are co-molded to each other.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100307505 - Breathing mask: A breathing mask is provided which prevents condensation in the interior space of the mask. The mask body (2) is provided in some sections with a material (8) that is waterproof but permeable to water vapor.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100307506 - Mask body for a respiratory half-mask: The invention relates to a mask body for a respiratory half-mask, having a substantially rigid installation plate (4) incorporated into the soft elastic material of the mask body (1) and comprising a fastening cylinder (8) integrally molded thereto, having latching tabs (9) and pivot-proof projections (10) for the production of... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100307507 - Point-of-care pathogen monitoring devices and systems: Various embodiments of a secretion collection and/or sample analysis device are provided for point-of-care collection and/or analysis of secretions collected from the airways of intubated patients. The disclosed embodiments include a variety of placements of the device with respect to a tracheal tube that include in a secretion reservoir, between... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100307508 - Endotracheal tube with dedicated evacuation port: Various embodiments of a tracheal tube capable of suctioning accumulated mucus secretions from the airway of intubated patients are provided. Disclosed embodiments include a variety of endrotracheal tubes with integral suction lumens terminating in ports optimally located at the distal end of the endrotracheal tubes between a Murphy's Eye and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100307509 - Positioning device for use with a patient under anesthesia and associated methods: The present invention provides devices for use with a patient under anesthesia and associated methods. Various embodiments of the present invention include a device for establishing and maintaining a patient's head and/or jaw in a particular position, including the sniffing position.... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100307510 - Protective medical device cushion and method for use thereof: A protective cushion for preventing a medical device from damaging the skin of a patient and a method for using the cushion. The cushion includes a bottom portion made of soft material and configured for resting against the patient's body and separating the medical device from the patient's body; and... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100307512 - Anti-snore device: A device for prevention of snoring in the form of a neck collar (1) with a middle section (2) for placement under the chin of a user, side sections (3, 4) connecting to said middle section and end parts (5, 6), optionally connectable to each oilier, consisting of a core... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100307511 - Mandibular advancement appliance: A mandibular advancement device for pulling the jaw forward includes upper and lower plastic trays conforming to upper teeth and maxillary dentition soft tissue and palate and lower teeth and mandibular dentition and soft tissue, respectively. A ball type of hook support is located on both sides of the upper... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100307513 - Component for affixing an article of medical-technical nature to skin: A component (2) for affixing an article of a medical-technical nature to skin or included in a medical article (1) designed to be secured to skin, includes a layer of support material (4) which on its underside, i.e. the side directed towards the skin during use of the medical-technical article,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100307514 - Hearing protection earplug: In a hearing protection earplug made of foamed material, provision is made in order to attain a defined attenuation and avoid annoyances caused by self-generated sounds, that the surface of the hearing protection earplug has hollows in the area of the inner end face. The hearing protection earplug includes a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100307515 - Foot fulcrum: The foot fulcrum orthotic includes a semi-compressible ring and attachment method to the foot. When worn around the midfoot, said semi-compressible ring forms a fulcrum to raise the ball of the foot up off the mattress and provides compression relief to the ball of the foot. This compression relief, when... Agent: John Walsh

20100307516 - Express-registering regions of the body: e

20100307517 - Medical device control system: A medical device control system improves an inducing stability and operability of a medical device having its direction controlled with magnetism, which is used for the inspection or treatment in a subject's body. The control system is formed of a medical device including an insertion member inserted into the subject's... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

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20100300433 - Substrates for enhancing purity or yield of compounds forming a condensation aerosol: A device for vaporizing a composition. The device comprises a thermally conductive substrate having a surface, the surface comprising a thermally conductive surface structure. A dry composition capable of a solid to liquid phase change upon being heated to at least a select temperature is disposed on the surface structure.... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20100300434 - Anesthesia tube assembly: An anesthesia tube assembly with a fixture that can secure an anesthesia tube to a patient. The fixture can be secured to a patient with a strap. The tube can be inserted into a channel of the fixture.... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20100300435 - Oxygen helmet: A motorcycle helmet having an oxygen conversion unit, which converts polluted air to breathable oxygen and other harmless compounds, while riding through the polluted atmosphere.... Agent: Devaraj Thiruppathi

20100300436 - Device for locating person in emergency environment: A device for automatically emanating light rearwardly from a firefighter or miner or other person wearing a breathing apparatus. The device is attached to the breathing apparatus pressure regulator and in position to be next to the person's back when the breathing apparatus is donned. The device includes, in an... Agent: James C. Simmons

20100300437 - Manufacture of metered dose valve components: Use of metal powder injection molding for the manufacture of a metal valve component, such as a valve stem or a valve body, of a metered dose dispensing valve for use in a medicinal pressurized metered dose dispenser, such as an inhaler.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100300438 - Method and sedation delivery system including a pump assembly and a co-formulation of first and second drugs: A drug delivery system includes drug containers, a pump assembly, a sensor, and a controller. The drug containers each contain a different predetermined drug co-formulation of predetermined first and second drugs, wherein the first drug has a sedative effect. The sensor is adapted to sense a variable associated with the... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100300442 - Dispensing device: A device for dispensing individual doses of powder from respective pockets of a disc-shaped carrier by outwardly rupturing a lidding foil by means of pressure on an opposite side surface, the device providing individual respective deaggregation flow paths for each pocket, split airstreams allowing improved entrainment of powder, a cam... Agent: Pfizer Inc. Patent Department

20100300440 - Dry powder inhaler system: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for inhalation, consisting in a combination of (A) a dry powder formulation containing a micronized active ingredient, alone or mixed with an inactive ingredient, said powder being filled in a hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) capsule and (B) a single dose dry powder inhaler device... Agent: Juneau Partners

20100300441 - Metering device for the inhalation of a pulverulent substance: A dosing device can be activated by a vacuum air stream of a user for the inhalation of a powder substance, particularly medicine, which is arranged in a supply chamber and which can be brought out of the same into an open emptying-ready position by a dosing chamber of a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100300439 - Nasal delivery devices: A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering particulate substance to the nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a body assembly (3) including a mouthpiece unit (9) which includes a mouthpiece through which the subject in use exhales, and a substance-supply unit which is fluidly connected... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100300443 - Therapeutic arrangement: A therapeutic apparatus for medical applications is improved in such a manner that the capacity of an energy store can be utilized as best as possible when there is a breakdown of the power supply. A charge level detector (16) is provided for the energy store which reduces the power... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20100300444 - Oxygen conserving oxygen delivery system: The present invention extends to methods, systems, computer program products, and circuits for conserving oxygen during the delivery of oxygen to a user. Embodiments of the invention use a microphone to detect breathing sounds indicative of different portions of a breathing cycle. Sounds not related to the breathing cycle are... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100300445 - Ventilator control system utilizing a mid-frequency ventilation pattern: Systems and methods are provided for providing ventilation to a patient. An air source is configured to provide pressurized air to a patient through a patient circuit according to a ventilation pattern. At least one sensor is configured to monitor a corresponding physiologic property of the patient. A ventilator control... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100300446 - Systems and methods for protecting components of a breathing assistance system: A breathing assistance system includes a gas delivery system that generates a gas flow, a fluid source (e.g., a humidifier system or supplemental gas supply) located downstream from the gas delivery system that humidifies the gas flow generated by the gas delivery system, a gas flow conduit system for communicating... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100300447 - Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas: A breathing mask arrangement for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame, a mask having a frame contacting portion and a patient contacting portion, and a forehead support supporting forehead padding that is structured to engage a patient's forehead. The forehead padding of the forehead support is integrally... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100300449 - Position indicator for tracheostomy tube: There is provided an improved tracheostomy tube having a proximal section over-molded by a distal section, where the sections have a differential in the degree of radio-opacity. The radio-opaque material allows a medical professional to determine the location of the tube in the trachea non-invasively, using an x-ray or similar... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100300448 - Tracheostomy tube: There is provided an improved tracheostomy tube having a distal section that over-molds a proximal section. The distal section is desirably made from a more flexible polymer than the proximal section to reduce trauma should the distal section contact the tracheal wall. The insertion of the tracheal tube in the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100300450 - Nasal airway management device with inflatable supraglottic laryngeal cuff: An airway management device such as, for example, an nasal airway management device with inflatable supraglottic laryngeal cuff is provided. The airway management device includes an airway tube, an inflatable cuff, and an inflation passage. The airway tube defines a lumen extending between a proximal end and a distal end.... Agent: Venable LLP

20100300451 - Punch dilator: There is provided a device for performing an initial piercing and dilating of a patient's trachea. The device has a needle within and extending beyond a sheath which in turn is within and extends beyond an introducer dilator. After the needle is used to pierce the trachea, it may be... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100300452 - Intrauterine device: An intrauterine device for applying pressure to the walls of the uterine cavity includes a resilient body having an elongated member which includes a first end and a second end which are resiliently biased away from each other. The first end of the elongated member includes a first leg having... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100300453 - Prophylactic undergarment system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a prophylactic undergarment system made from soft, stretchable, fluid proof, stain resistant, anti-static, noise-free, high performance medical material that can be washed and reused. The system includes a condom-retaining device and is worn in conjunction with a condom during sexual activity to provide a... Agent: Kasey John Wells

20100300454 - Limb positioning device for use in diagnostic imaging: A device for positioning a limb for diagnostic imaging comprises a first bag configured to be placed against one side of the limb and a second bag configured to be placed against the second side of a limb. A web section connects the first bag and the second bag. The... Agent: Alexander B. Ching

20100300455 - Respiration pillow: A device for face-down, prone respiration comprising a head support made of resilient material having a facial cavity conformable to the contours of a person's face, a plenum cavity in fluid communication with the person's face, a substantially L-shaped support base removably engaged to the head support, a horizontal member... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100300456 - Biohazard wheelchair cover: A wheelchair cover designed to be placed over any wheelchair to help prevent against the spread of an infectious disease from staff and patient an one patient to others.... Agent: Joseph Gerard Purvis

20100300458 - Mandibular advancement device: A mandibular advancement device is proposed which comprises both an upper and a lower base plate, whereby engagement of the plates during closing of the jaws causes protrusion of the mandible and allows relative lateral movement between the jaws. In one particular form the invention relates to a device for... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm

20100300457 - Method and apparatus for treating sleep apnea: A method and apparatus for diagnosing sleep apnea and for comfortably fitting an oral device to treat the condition. The patient is screened to reduce snoring using a device which changes the airway, and then using an airway dilation simulator having sequentially sized elements to determine the mandibular position maximizing... Agent: Jensen + Puntigam, P.s.

20100300459 - Drape and method of using same: A drape or wrap, kit, and methods of use thereof. The drape may be used with an infant. The drape may be a sheet of biocompatible medical grade plastic such as polyethylene. The sheet may be substantially: sterile, without static, transparent, non-abrasive to skin of the infant, and fluid-impermeable. The... Agent: Nora M. Tocups

20100300460 - Earplug: An earplug is provided and includes a tip for use in forward and lateral sealing, which is formed to define a rearward recessed cavity, and a stem. The stem includes a user graspable elongate portion configured with a stiffness in a first direction that is greater than a stiffness in... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100300461 - Eartip: An improved EarTip may result from the distribution of PTFE throughout a slow recovery foam. Such an EarTip may have a finer, more uniform cell structure that aids in insertion within a user's ear canal. It may also have a smoother skin, with a lower kinetic coefficient of friction, and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100300462 - Bolus: A bolus for monitoring the parameters of an animal. The bolus will sense selective parameters and will send signals representative of those parameters to a receiver. The bolus includes sensors for sensing a number of parameters such as temperature, pH and movement. The power of the signal inside the animal... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square

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