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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110041839 - Compression undergarment for relief of menstrual pain and related method of use: A compression undergarment to relief the symptoms of menstrual cramping may comprise a first and second pad both capable of conforming to a female user's hips. Each pad is tapered having two part construction. Such construction may include a pliable exterior panel of resilient material and an interior panel made... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20110041840 - Atomizing device, inhaler and method for dispensing a liquid formulation: An atomizing device (1), an inhaler and a method for dispensing a liquid formulation (5) are proposed. An insert (2) comprises a cylinder (4) filled with the liquid, an atomizing nozzle (7) and a piston (6). The piston is moved in the cylinder to pressurize the liquid and force it... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20110041841 - Inhaler: A passive inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip with a plurality of blister pockets is proposed. The inhaler has a flow resistance of at least 75000 Pa1/2s/m3.... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20110041842 - medicament-containing dispenser provided with a display for presenting indicia to a user: The invention relates to a medicament-containing dispenser, such as an inhaler. The dispenser comprises an outlet for dispensing medicament, e.g. a mouthpiece or a nasal adaptor. The dispenser also comprises a display for presenting indicia to a user. The dispenser further comprises an outlet cover movable between a first position... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110041843 - Adaptor and breathing assist device using the same: An adaptor includes a housing and a plurality of blades disposed inside the housing. The adaptor can be utilized with a breathing assist device such as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Air flowing through an air flow path defined by the two ends of the housing is delivered... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110041845 - Dose counter and recording method: A dose counter for a metered dose inhaler includes a force sensor, an electronic controller, a memory for storing data indicative of a remaining number of doses and an electronic display device coupled to the controller for displaying the remaining number of doses. The dose counter is attached or integrated... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20110041846 - Liquid holder, and inhalation apparatus employing the same: A liquid holder for holding a liquid comprises an outlet formation part for formation of outlet port for discharging the liquid held in the liquid holder, and a pressure differential-reducing member for reducing a predetermined pressure differential between the inside and outside of the liquid holder; the pressure differential-reducing member... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110041844 - Nozzle and inhaler and method for producing a nozzle: A nozzle (12), an inhaler (FIG. 1) with a nozzle (12) and a method for producing a nozzle are proposed. The nozzle comprises two holes (21) formed in a flat plate (22). Then, the plate (21) is deformed such that the axes of the holes intersect so that jets of... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20110041847 - patient ventilation system with a gas identification unit (as amended): A patient ventilation system has a flow regulating and gas mixing assembly for providing oxygen to a first gas inlet and at least a second gas to a second gas inlet. The first and second gas inlets are connected to an inspiratory channel for conveying a delivered gas mixture including... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110041848 - Oxygen control in breathing apparatus: The invention is directed to an oxygen sensor arrangement 8 for sensing the oxygen in a breathing loop 29 of a breathing apparatus 100. The sensor arrangement 8 comprises at least one primary oxygen sensor 30 arranged to operatively measure the oxygen in the breathing loop 29, and a control... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110041851 - Device for detecting electrical potentials of the forehead region of a patient: A device for detecting electrical potentials in the forehead area of a patient has a transverse member adapted to rest against the forehead of the patient, a vertical member extending crosswise to the transverse member and a mask on the vertical member. Electrodes are provided on the transverse members at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110041850 - Method for ventilation: The disclosure describes a method for automatically initiating ventilation, controlling ventilation, transitioning a ventilator to subject controlled ventilation, and weaning a subject from ventilation. The disclosure describes that the method for automatically initiating ventilation includes inputting a physical characteristic of the subject into a ventilator. The physical characteristic may be... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110041849 - Systems and methods for controlling a ventilator: A method and system for controlling a ventilator is disclosed. Oxygen saturation values from pulse oximeters may be used to adjust the settings of a ventilator. Multiple sensors and multiple oxygen saturation values in a fault tolerant pulse oximeter configuration may be used to provide a backup value or confidence... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110041852 - Ambu-bag automation system and method: A device for automatically squeezing and releasing an AMBU-bag is disclosed. A device has a housing, and a mechanical compression squeezer in the housing. There are openings in the housing for inlet tubes and outlet tubes of AMBU-bag to pass in and out of the housing. A powered actuator powers... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20110041853 - Circuit for supplying a respiratory gas to an aircraft passenger from a pressurized source comprising a pressure regulating unit: The present invention relates to a circuit for supplying a respiratory gas to an aircraft passenger comprising a pressurized source of the respiratory gas, a respiratory mask for the aircraft passenger, and a supply line coupled between the pressurized source and the respiratory mask for supplying the respiratory gas from... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20110041854 - Everting device and method for tracheostomy: An integrated device and improved method for tracheostomy which includes the placement of an everted film sheath into a patent's trachea, through which the tracheal tube is inserted.... Agent: Jill L. Robinson

20110041855 - Nasal assembly: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110041856 - Condom: A condom having an indicia disposed on the lower side of the roll when the condom is in the rolled configuration. Preferably, the indicia is a fluorescent marking disposed on the inner side of the condom disposed at a location so that, when the condom is in the rolled configuration,... Agent: David C. Jenkins Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20110041857 - Fibroblast derived stem cells: The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to the production of stem cells, derived from dedifferentiated fibroblasts, and the use of such stem cells for treatment of a variety of different disorders and conditions. The invention is based on the surprising discovery that a population of stem cells, capable... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

  
02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110036346 - Personal inhalation devices: A personal inhalation device includes an outer shell having an orifice formed therein and containing a medium having one or more deliverables and an atomizing unit disposed within the shell. The atomizing unit atomizes the medium when a user puffs on the orifice such that vapor containing the deliverables is... Agent: Patrick R. Scanlon Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP

20110036347 - Air purifying respirator having inhalation and exhalation ducts to reduce rate of pathogen transmission: A filter mask includes an oronasal cup, an inhalation directional cover, and an exhalation diverter body. The oronasal cup encloses a nose and mouth of a user. The oronasal cup is fluidly coupled with a filter. The inhalation directional cover is configured to be joined to the filter. The inhalation... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel

20110036348 - Device and method for deaggregating powder: The present disclosure relates to a device for inhalation of at least one air stream carrying a dose of medicament powder. The device comprises a flow passage passing a powder-containing cavity. A part of said flow passage propagates along a generally flat surface region. The flat surface region comprises a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110036349 - Device for dispensing a fluid product: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a body (10) provided with a dispenser orifice (15); at least one reservoir containing a dose of fluid, such as pharmaceutical powder; movable support means (50) that receive at least one reservoir, and that are displaceable between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position; reservoir-opening... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110036350 - Inhaler: An inhaler (1) for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip (2) with a plurality of blister pockets (3) is proposed. A tape is used for numbering.... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20110036351 - Emergency oxygen supply device: An emergency oxygen supply device for an aircraft comprises an oxygen pressure tank, and at least one oxygen mask which is conductively connected thereto. At least two electrically actuatable and activatable shut-off valves which are arranged parallel to one another are arranged in the conduit from the oxygen pressure tank... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20110036352 - Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient: A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system includes a gas flow generator and a patient interface. The system delivers a flow of gas to the patient using the gas flow generator and the patient... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110036353 - Filter material and respirator mask: The present invention relates to a filter material for respirator masks. The filter material comprises a filter material layer that is pleated so as to form a plurality of folds, said filter material layer comprising a filter layer and a first netting layer. The invention is characterized in that the... Agent: Moldex-metric, Inc.

20110036354 - Airway positioning device: A positioning device to facilitate the maintenance of a patent airway by correctly positioning a patient's head under anesthesia during an operation or procedure comprising at least one adjustable support including a plurality of segments or sections selectively positionable relative to adjacent segments or sections and selectively lockable relative to... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20110036355 - Airway positioning device: An airway positioning device facilitates the maintenance of a patent airway by correctly positioning a patient's head during anesthesia. A flat base supports a supine patient's head. A pair of rails slope downward from a first end of the base to a second end of the base. A track mounts... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20110036356 - Fixation device: This invention relates to a fixation device and a method for immobilizing a head of a patient relative a treatment unit or medical device during treatment of the head. The fixation device is provided with an interface unit adapted to be fixated in relation to an adaptor unit for connection... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110036357 - Modular dental appliance for improving airflow through nasal- pharyngeal airway: An embodiment of a device in accordance with the present invention is adapted to be positioned at least partially in a mouth of a user to reduce resistance of air flow in the oral pharyngeal region and to improve anatomic and functional relationships of the oral pharyngeal structure. The device... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20110036358 - Protective head covering with neck support for anesthetized patient and method therefor: A head and neck covering is cut from a flat sheet of foam material to form a body portion of the head and neck covering. The foam material has a first surface cut to form an eye region, mouth region and neck region. The foam material has a second surface... Agent: Robert D. Atkins

20110036359 - Protective bodysuit: The invention is for a bodysuit for clothing of a human to assist in comfortable wearing of an orthotic brace. Trouserette sections, an elliptical sanitary voiding aperture, and a loincloth with a pelvic girdle flap elongated end releasably joined to a body sleeve provide the wearer with comfort, modesty, and... Agent: Christina K. Beauvais

20110036360 - Methods and devices for analysis of x-ray images: The present invention relates to methods and devices for analyzing x-ray images. In particular, devices, methods and algorithms are provided that allow for the accurate and reliable evaluation of bone structure from x-ray images.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

  
02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110030678 - Insufflation system: An aerosol generator 200 is positioned adjacent to a patient as an attachment to a trocar 201. The trocar has an entry port 203 for insufflation gas 208. Aerosol 207 generated by a vibrating element 205 is entrained in the insufflation gas and the mixture 209 is delivered through the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20110030679 - Packaging and delivery of pharmaceuticals and drugs: A blister pack for use with inhalation therapy inhalers comprises an elongate bottom element having an overlying top element defining a plurality of spaced top crowned areas containing powder or liquid medications or drugs.... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20110030680 - Tracheal tube with drug delivery device and method of using the same: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a drug delivery system for nebulizing drug to droplets within a particular drop size range. The drug delivery system may include an integral nebulizer located towards a distal end of the tracheal tube. The nebulizer may comprise a micropump and may... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110030682 - Device for flow rate limitation at low differential pressures: The invention relates to a device for the flow rate limitation at low differential pressures, in particular for the limitation of the inhalation volume flow during the inhalation of therapeutic aerosols, comprising a housing with at least an inlet opening, at least an outlet opening and a flow channel arranged... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20110030681 - Drug delivery device: A dispenser for administering a pharmaceutical substance in the form of a plurality of separate unit doses of the substance, comprising a housing, an actuator, a delivery outlet for administering at least one unit dose at a time, a transport mechanism for bringing the unit doses sequentially in operative association... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20110030683 - Inhaler: An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive a strip having a plurality of blisters, each blister having a breachable lid and containing a dose of medicament for inhalation by a user, an indexing wheel mounted in the housing rotatable to drive a strip to sequentially move blisters... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20110030684 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method having flow restricted coupling of the canisters: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110030685 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method of delivering pulses of oxygen: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110030686 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method having variable operation modes: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110030687 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method with an oxygen assisted venting system: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110030688 - Breathing system: Provided is a breathing system comprising a flexible reservoir bag (6) having bag walls and provided with an exhaled gas inlet and a gas outlet (7). The bag defines a passageway for flow of gas in a first direction. The gas outlet of the reservoir bag is in communication with... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20110030689 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method having an ultrasonic detector: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110030690 - Water absorbing face mask: The present invention is a mask coated with water absorbing material for preventing or reducing the transmission of infections such as flu, viral and bacterial pathogens which can be transmitted from human to human or animal to human or human to animal through saliva, nasal fluid or inhalation.... Agent: Ashok K. Shukla

20110030691 - Air filtration apparatus and method: An air filtration apparatus is disclosed. During inhale response, user's breath opens a first air valve causing air flow through replaceable filter through a chamber to a mouth piece disposed in a user's mouth. During exhale response, user's breath closes first valve causing one or more exhaust valves to open.... Agent: Cecil E. Campbell

20110030692 - Mask system: A mask system for treating sleep disordered breathing, comprising headgear, a shell/cushion including a channel adjacent a front aperture, a frame, an elbow including at least one undercut on a proximal end, a retaining ring including a rear flange adapted to be retainably insertable in the channel of the shell/cushion,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110030693 - Oxygen mask: The present invention discloses a structural improvement of an oxygen mask which covers a nose without covering a mouth, is small in size, has a lower cost and facilitates an oral treatment to a patient. In addition, a respiration tube of the oxygen mask faces upward to facilitate a physical... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services

20110030694 - System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure: Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping determine proper endotracheal or airway device placement.... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP

20110030695 - Condom: A condom may include pouch having a wall and a frame. The pouch may have an open end and a closed end and the frame may be positioned proximate the open end. An anchoring device may be secured to the pouch proximate the closed end. Further, a harness or accessory... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110030696 - Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods: The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by a lumen-traversing region of the resilient structure... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110030697 - Manufacture, testing, assembly, packaging, sale and method of use of condom with integrated applicator: The condom of the present invention is manufactured, tested, assembled and packaged using the apparatus and method of the present invention with an integrated condom applicator assembly. That is formed of two strips or tabs of flexible material rolled into the rolled condom such that tab ends protrude from the... Agent: Robert J. Van Der Wall Grand Bay Plaza

20110030698 - Mri compatible knee positioning device: A device for positioning a subject's knee during an MRI scan. The device includes foot, knee, and thigh positioning apparatuses. Each of the positioning apparatuses can be translated and/or rotated to allow correct and consistent position of the subject's knee within the MRI magnetic bore. The device includes a user... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110030699 - Orthotic device for preventing and/or correcting deformational posterior plagiocephaly: The present invention is a simple, adaptable orthotic device that can correct and/or prevent deformational posterior plagiocephaly, especially if used before the infant is 4 months of age. The manufactured article provides an anatomically correcting, adjustable, concave-shaped resting surface for an infant's head in a manner that effectively eliminates uneven... Agent: Peter G. Carroll Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20110030701 - Device for preventing leakage from the mouth: The present invention relates to a device for avoiding leakage from the mouth when nasally supplying a respiratory gas on a pressure level lying above ambient pressure. The device comprises a base body made from an elastomeric material and comprises an inner edge portion and an outer ring edge portion,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110030700 - Snoring treatment and associated apparatus, system and method: Apparatus, systems and methods effective in treating snoring behavior are provided. The treatment apparatus include a mouthpiece, a first chamber in communication with the mouthpiece, a displaceable member mounted with respect to the first chamber for applying a resistive force as gas is withdrawn from the first chamber, and an... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20110030702 - Medical drape: A medical drape is disclosed. The drape comprises a base drape portion and an insert drape portion removably attached to the base drape portion. A plurality of independently configured insert drape portions may be used, each insert being configured differently for a different procedure. The base drape portion may be... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20110030703 - Stockinette having folded structure for simplified application: A stockinette (200), suitable for covering an appendage (1440) of a patient, includes one or more folds (206). The fold (206) can be in a length of material (205) disposed between an open end (204) and a closed end (203). Alternatively, the fold (880) can be in an optional cuff... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20110030704 - Method and apparatus for protecting teeth, preventing the effects of bruxism and protecting oral structures from sports injuries: A comfortable multiple layer mouth protector is provided for strength and ease of fit to minimize if not completely and gradually eliminate bruxism, with spring biasing keeping the maxillary and mandibular mouth protector arches in place and apart, eliminating snoring and permitting easy breathing. In addition, this Mouth protector protects... Agent: Robert K. Tendler

  
02/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110023869 - Delivery devices: A delivery device for delivering a metered amount of substance (L) in response to exhalation by a user, the delivery device comprising: a mouthpiece (5) through which the user in use exhales; an outlet (45) from which substance Is delivered; and a dispensing unit (35) which is operable to dispense... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20110023870 - Intranasal opioid compositions, delivery devices and methods of using same: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising opioids and a liquid nasal carrier, to delivery devices comprising such compositions, and to methods of manufacture and use of such compositions.... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20110023871 - Semi-rigid stylet for advancement of double lumen endotracheal ventilating tubes: Semi-rigid stylets configured with a particular curve shaped and handle design to accurately advance either left-sided or right-sided double lumen endotracheal tubes to be positioned in the appropriate place are described. The semi-rigid stylets have a distal bend to counter or compensate for the inherent curvature of double lumen tubes... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20110023872 - Entertaining nose clip assembly for diaper changing: A dual function nose clip assembly is provided for use by a person changing another person's diaper. The assembly includes a nose clip with opposite pads for pinching the diaper changer's nostrils closed and an ornamental or whimsical cover. The nose clip assembly minimizes or eliminates smelling of diaper odors... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20110023873 - Protective hood: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a protective hood is provided for protecting a wearer's head and face from environmental elements. The hood includes a hood body, a lens, a nose cup disposed inside of the hood body and harness assembly. The harness assembly is attached to... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel

20110023874 - Wire heated tube with temperature control system, tube type detection, and active over temperature protection for humidifier for respiratory apparatus: A PAP system for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a flow generator to generate a supply of breathable gas to be delivered to the patient; a humidifier including a heating plate to vaporize water and deliver water vapor to humidify the supply of breathable gas; a heated tube... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110023875 - Connector for coupling a tracheal tube to an auxiliary device: Various embodiments of a connector assembly are provided to removably couple a proximal end of a tracheal tube to components associated with a ventilator or an anesthesiology machine The disclosed embodiments include a compression fitting, which creates an airtight seal between walls of the tracheal tube and components of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110023876 - Compositions for pulmonary delivery of long-acting muscarinic antagonists and associated methods and systems: Compositions, methods and systems are provided for pulmonary delivery of long-acting muscarinic antagonists and long-acting β2 adrenergic receptor agonists via a metered dose inhaler. In particular embodiments, the compositions include a suspension medium, active agent particles, and suspending particles, in which the active agent particles and suspending particles form a... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20110023877 - Breathable gas apparatus with humidifier: A method of sealably locating a humidifier water tub in a humidifier base comprising positioning a rear surface of the humidifier water tub to abut a humidifier seal to form an air path from a flow generator outlet into an interior of the water tub, and pressing a humidifier lid... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110023878 - Method and system for delivering a single-breath, low flow recruitment maneuver: This disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering one or more low flow recruitment maneuvers to a patient while on a ventilator. Embodiments described herein provide methods for delivering low flow recruitment maneuvers wherein either or both of the inspiratory and expiratory phases of the recruitment maneuver are maintained by... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110023879 - Ventilator based on a fluid equivalent of the \"digital to analog voltage\" concept: The present invention is directed to a ventilator that, in one embodiment, uses one or more valve banks having precalibrated orifices to perform real time control of flow metering devices and, in a second embodiment, uses a choked flow orifice and upstream gas pressure regulator to generate a desired flow... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110023880 - Method and system for delivering a multi-breath, low flow recruitment maneuver: This disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering one or more low flow recruitment maneuvers to a patient while on a ventilator. Embodiments described herein provide methods for delivering low flow recruitment maneuvers wherein either or both of the inspiratory and expiratory phases of the recruitment maneuver are maintained by... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110023881 - Method and system for generating a pressure volume loop of a low flow recruitment maneuver: This disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering one or more low flow recruitment maneuvers to a patient while on a ventilator. Embodiments described herein provide methods for delivering low flow recruitment maneuvers wherein either or both of the inspiratory and expiratory phases of the recruitment maneuver are maintained by... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110023883 - Patient interface system: A patient interface system (30) that includes a patient interface assembly (40) and a headgear assembly (70). The patient interface assembly (40) includes a frame (42), a patient circuit connector (44), a seal member (46), and a coupling assembly (50) extending from the frame. The coupling assembly (50) is directed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110023882 - Surface structure on patient interface: The present invention relates to the surface structure of a plastic material and particularly of silicone surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to the surface structure of the surfaces of a breathing mask assembly or a patient interface to be used for supplying breathing gas to a patient. Such... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110023885 - Mechanically-actuated endotracheal tube cleaning device: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110023886 - Medical tube cleaning apparatus: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110023888 - Methods for removing debris from medical tubes: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110023887 - Methods for tracheostomy visualization: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110023884 - Subglottic suctioning system: A subglottic suctioning system with a tracheal tube having a ventilation lumen, a cuff inflation lumen, and a suction lumen are disclosed which may help reduce the incidence of ventilator associated (or acquired) pneumonia. The suction lumen communicates with the space in the trachea above the cuff where secretions accumulate.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110023890 - Laryngeal mask: A device for maintaining an airway in a patient comprises mask having a peripheral portion that forms a seal with the larynx when the mask is positioned in the laryngo pharynx to thereby prevent ingress of extraneous fluids into the larynx airway tube connected to or formed with the mask... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20110023889 - Ultrasound-based tracheal tube placement device and method: An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include features that facilitate detection or visualization of the cuff, for example with ultrasound devices, to ensure proper placement of the cuff and the tube. Such surface features may... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20110023891 - Nasal support device and method: The present disclosure provides a device and method for facilitating air flow in the nasal passage of a domestic animal. The nasal support device (NSD) disclosed herein is useful for facilitating air flow during rest, physical exertion, respiratory ailment, etc. The NSD secures to the nose of a domestic animal... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110023892 - Female condom: An improved female condom apparatus includes a pouch that has a wall, an open end, a closed end and a frame. The frame is positioned proximate the open end of the pouch and extends around a perimeter of the open end. An anchoring device is located within the pouch proximate... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110023893 - Modular device for positioning and immobilisation of a patient's body for surgical operations and corresponding operating table: This invention relates to a modular device (10) for positioning and immobilisation of a patient's body for surgical operations, which comprises a pelvis support (20) for supporting the patient's pelvis and at least one foot tether support (30) with a foot tether fixation (50) for positioning and immobilisation of a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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